June 2013
Sunday June 30, 2013 9:45AM
from LaxPower
Day one of the 2013 Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw action in two of the tournaments divisions. The Grandmasters (ages 50+) and the Supermasters (ages 40+) took to various fields around the valley and kicked off the action for the 41st Shootout. Youth players ages 12 and under also played in the three-on-three Chumash tournament. Rain and lightning threatened to ruin the end of day's play, but games continued after only a brief delay.

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from The NLL
National Lacrosse League fans will once again come together for an annual summer event celebrating their love for the game while raising money for charity. The 2013 Fann Cup, the 12th annual charity lacrosse tournament played by fans of the NLL, will take place from July 12-15 in Rochester, N.Y. as participants converge from cities such as Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Toronto.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Tommy Palasek has been added to the roster for the 2013 All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill. He will be taking Drew Westervelt’s place.
Saturday June 29, 2013 8:45AM
from The Auburn Citizen
Everyone knew when Gale Thorpe stepped on the field. The Jordan-Elbridge attackman provided a mixture of finesse and flair, frustrating any defenseman who drew the duty of trying to stop him. An offensive threat from anywhere on the field, the senior paced Section III in regular season goals scored for a second-straight season.

from ILTelevision.com
Syracuse/Denver Outlaws defenseman Brian Megill explains why he made the switch to using a traditional pocket after the NCAA stringing rules were changed.

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from Inside Lacrosse
North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) has been nominated for the ESPY award for Best Female College Athlete. The ESPYs are ESPN's annual award show highlighting individual and team athletic achievements.

from Inside Lacrosse
The English Knights Elite Lacrosse team, England's first U-18 travel team, is run by a good friend of ILGear.com's, Scott "Woody" Weddell, a well known figure on the international lacrosse scene (I'd go as far to say one of the greatest lacrosse fans outside not currently living on North America).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For Cody Jamieson, it is all lacrosse all the time. The Rochester Knighthawks forward will squeeze in a three-day lacrosse camp, practice and three games when the week ends Sunday night.

from ILIndoor.com
In recent years, the professional indoor lacrosse world has suffered from a bottleneck of labour since the departure of the Orlando Titans and the Boston Blazers. The feeder system to the pro ranks of lacrosse has cut back 100 National Lacrosse League jobs since 2009. The cause for this job reduction was a perfect storm. A few problematic ownership groups met with a recession and then their expiry date.

from Inside Lacrosse
We got a great response to the Syracuse Kings helmet we showed you this week. We follow it up here with a glimpse at the Syracuse City League team's uniforms, the custom work of Zebra Apparel, along with some Under Armour goods, including the new Under Armour Cam Newton Highlight cleats and Under Armour Highlight gloves.

Friday June 28, 2013 8:15AM
from the Buffalo News
In seventh grade, Megan Mikolajek decided to switch sports. She had been playing softball, but she wanted to play something where she could be more aggressive. She found it, all right.

from SUNY Cortland
For the third straight season, SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse head coach Kathy Taylor has been selected as the Division III Empire Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Defenseman Mitch Belisle never got the chance to guard attackman Eamon McEneaney. But thanks to the artwork of Ithaca native Jim Fenzel, the two Cornell men’s lacrosse legends are squaring off in his “Red/White Scrimmage” piece.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Watertown’s Ashley Flick has been named a Brine National High School All-American in girls lacrosse and has been selected to represent the Syracuse Region in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held Sunday through July 3 in Boyds, Md.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers return to Sahlen’s Stadium on Sunday, June 30th, at 3:00 PM EST. for their first home game since June 2nd to take on the New York Lizards for their first meeting this year.

from LaxAllStars.com
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of facing off, this video should be a huge help. Dom gives you a bunch of things to try as a beginner. Now, to become great, it’s going to take some practice!

12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
U.S. Lacrosse honored 84 high school girls lacrosse players in Upstate New York with selection to the All-Academic team. Here is the list of winners from Section III plus a couple of schools in Section IV:

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.

from the Albany Times-Union
Guilderland girls’ lacrosse coach Gary Chatnik will be inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter Hall of Fame. Chatnik, a former Siena College lacrosse standout, and Steve Hart, also a former Siena star, will be inducted on Friday at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy.

from The Gait Cup

from Patrick Burke
Sixty-two photos.

from Lacrosse Magazine
They may be the best in the game, but the players of Team USA came up through youth and H.S. programs just like everyone else. Here's a gallery of images courtesy of the players.

from Major League Lacrosse
The successes of the 2005 Bayhawks was mostly dependent on the successes of their offensive unit. Baltimore was led offensively by player coach Garry Gait, as well as the legendary Mikey Powell. The two Syracuse alums lit up opposing defenses during their dream season scoring 63 (42 goals, 21 assists) an 44 (27 goals, 17 assists) points respectively.

Thursday June 27, 2013 9:30AM
from The Skaneateles Journal
Skaneateles sophomore Hannah Powers has been selected to represent Upstate New York in the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Boyds, Md.

from Syracuse.com
It's not as if Gary Gait needed one more diamond to wedge into that metaphoric ring he wears on his finger to flash at those intrigued by shiny objects. After all, he is pretty much considered to be his sport's GOAT. Its Greatest Of All Time. Which makes for a nice calling card.

from Syracuse Athletics
Former Orange standouts and current Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielders Matt Abbott and Steven Brooks were named 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Stars earlier this week. It's the third all-star nod for both players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
I was shocked to be elected by my teammates to be captain of Team USA (prior to last year's North America Cup). I make sure I’m really engaged with every single player. You have to know if someone had a bad day, or if someone’s down because they messed up a drill. Try to pump them up. Little things go a long way for team chemistry. It’s just caring about people.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Jamie Batson and Cody McLeod will represent the Rochester Knighthawks Saturday in a charity lacrosse game to support mental health awareness. The Knighthawks players will be among several dozen lacrosse stars from the National Lacrosse League at the event in Arthur, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3213#sthash.dTHKNBUw.dpuf

12:15AM Headlines
from Syracuse.com
More than 1,300 high school and middle school lacrosse players including many from Section III are headed to Maryland this weekend for the Brine All-American Lacrosse National Classic.

from Oswego County Today
The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the country to one venue, where regional teams will compete to become the 2013 National Champion.

from the Onondaga Nation
Growing up on Onondaga Nation, there is a tradition of fathers teaching ‘the game’ to their sons while playing catch on the front yard. Barry Powless was no different. Like most boys, he received his first lacrosse stick from his father and the journey began.

from Syracuse Athletics
The list of honors for lacrosse legend Gary Gait '90 continues to grow as he will be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame this fall. The 2013 induction class was announced on Wednesday, June 26.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Big Red Steelheads, a team made up of former Division I players from Cornell and paying tribute to the late David Holder, gave us a look at the mockups for the unis that the team will wear in Lake Placid this year.


Wednesday June 26, 2013 1:15PM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
There are openings in all five divisions of the Team 24 Shootout being held this weekend at Carthage High School. The cost is $350, and ALL proceeds go to American Cancer Society fight against Prostate Cancer on behalf of Team 24.

10:15AM Update
from Lacrosse Magazine
Northeast Player of the Year: Jordan Evans, Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.)

The senior attackman finished an impressive high school lacrosse career with 396 points on 205 goals and 191 assists. The Syracuse commit had nine games this season where he tallied at least 10 points.

9:30AM Update
from SportsFive.net
The twenty-four player roster for the Brine All-American National Classic Rochester Team has been announced. The list contains six players from Pittsford and five players from Section 6 (Buffalo). Most of the players are rising seniors (18), but there are five rising juniors along with one sophomore, Victor midfielder Tristan Ierlan.

from metroWNY.com
Taylor Wolf may have had the size and strength to go up against and through almost any would-be defender on the high school girls lacrosse field, but it was her skill and determination that made the senior an even more integral part of a Section VI champion Hamburg team.

from LaxPower
Corcoran graduated from Hobart College in 1978 and was a three-time All-American lacrosse player in 1976, 1977, and 1978. He helped the Statesmen earn the NCAA championship in 1976 and 1977. In 1978, Corcoran led the nation in scoring and guided Hobart to the title match and was named the Division II-III Attackman of the Year Award. Corcoran was inducted into the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

from The Utica Observer-Dispatch
Elizabeth Montaigne '83 of women's lacrosse and field hockey; Jane Savage (Riley) '78 from women's lacrosse,

from Lacrosse Magazine
As we edge closer and closer to the opening draw at the FIL Women's World Cup from July 10-20th in Oshawa Ontario, we continue our look at the U.S. Women's National Team here on LaxMagazine.com. A week ago, we looked at a breakdown of the attack unit. Today, we take a look at the midfield, which features seven of the top athletes in the game today.

12:15AM Headlines
from JustLacrosse Upstate
The 1,300 participants for the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic have been selected from a pool of candidates from across the nation. The selected individuals will play July 1-3 in a three-day event at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

2013 High School Boys

2013 High School Girls

2013 Academy Boys

2013 Academy Girls

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced the players who will participate in the 2013 MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe?s Southwest Grill, on Monday and the reaction from the Lacrosse world has been nothing short of outstanding. Below you will find a selection of the best tweets culled from the numerous congratulatory messages seen in the Twitter world.

from the New England Lacrosse Journal
“Head, chest and hand,” said Billy Binge, product manager of protective equipment for Warrior, speaking of the area of focus for goalie equipment. “We want to keep the chest protected and the other piece is … the proper throat protection and a good helmet to keep his head safe.”

from Stevenson Athletics
The 2013 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, Cantabene led the Mustangs to the first national championship in team and school history with a 16-14 victory over RIT on May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Stevenson finished with a school-record 22 wins and boasted 11 All-America and two Scholar All-America selections.
Tuesday June 25, 2013 8:15AM
from Syracuse.com
A limousine and tuxedo await in Denver. West Genesee High School boys lacrosse coach Mike Messere said organizers have told him to anticipate something on a scale of the Academy Awards.

from Syracuse.com
"It was amazing," Messere said of the frustration level. "I tried everything, every way to motivate them and get them just to do what we asked, just play the game that we're telling you to. A lot of poor decision making. They knew what to do. Somehow, they lacked self-discipline."

from the Buffalo News
It isn’t often Section VI has a lacrosse athlete who plays his way into the national record book. This year there appears to be two. Senior Zed Williams of Silver Creek and junior Connor Fields of Timon-St. Jude add national record holder to being named to the All-Western New York team.

from the Buffalo News

from LaxAllStars.com
We’ve had a ton of great video from the Maximum Lacrosse Camps in NYC, but we’re not done yet! CW asked Rob Pannell to explain his thought process when dodging from X, and Mr. Pannell delivers, as usual!

from NLL.com
IL Indoor's Stephen Stamp, who won the Tom Borrelli Award as the NLL Media Person of the Year, is keeping tabs on prospects for the 2013 Entry Draft by tracking their development in the junior summer leagues.

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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced the 38 players selected for the 2013 All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill July 13 at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Players were selected through balloting process by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Syracuse Athletics
After leading Syracuse to the NCAA women's lacrosse national semifinals for the second consecutive year, head coach Gary Gait has been named the IWLCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. It marks the third time Gait has earned the award since taking over the helm of the program in 2008.

from The Steuben Courier
For the first time in Bath Youth Lacrosse history the 7-8 grade team made it to the championship game at the Edge Warrior shootout tournament in Binghamton this weekend.

from Facebook: Lax.com
In Cazenovia's 2013 Class C State Title win over Bronxville, Ryan Cook scored five goals. Here are two of them off some fancy stick work. Check them out and look for the full game highlights coming later today!
Monday June 24, 2013 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
We’ve lived in this house for some 26 years now. None of us are very handy with screwdrivers, paintbrushes, or electrical tape. The lawn needs mowing most of the time. I’ve never owned a weed-whacker that was reliable. The bushes in front of the house could use some trimming . . .

But it’s our house, and, although lacrosse isn’t obviously present in every room, there are plenty of rooms filled with memories . . .

from The Corning Leader
Seven Hawks earned All-Leader first-team honors, led by Player of the Year Haley Lukefahr, who accounted for 86 points as a senior. Lukefahr will take her talents to Division I Virginia Tech this fall.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bishop Timon-St. Jude rising senior attackman Connor Fields has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Kelly Berger spent eight years toiling in the U.S. women's national teams program — a journey that started in 2005 and included three knee surgeries and a near miss in 2009. She should have felt ecstatic about being named to the 2013 World Cup team in February. Only 18 players nationwide get that privilege.
Sunday June 23, 2013 10:45AM
from the Corning Leader
Nine first-time members of this year’s All-Leader boys lacrosse team. No one around The Leader office is sure the last time this happened, if ever, but it does point to a trend: Age is no longer a factor.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 7th annual FREE Boys & Girls Youth Lacrosse Clinic on Saturday, August 10th at 10AM at the Booher Fields (next to Fred Stafford Park) Rt 11 in LaFayette. No registration required. This year’s clinic will be run by both old and new alumni.

from The Orlando Sentinel
Widely regarded as the top FOGO (faceoff, get off) in the area and arguably the state, Parker won nearly 75 percent of his faceoffs this year, helping the Highlanders win their second state title in three seasons.

from The New England Lacrosse Journal
The game had just ended, and the orange team went into a huddle on the field, celebrating a win around their goalie. From amid the joyful noise came an unmistakable, purposeful voice. “We’re not cheering for this ref,” the voice said, “because this ref sucks.” As an official, I’m used to hearing all sorts of things from players, coaches and fans. This was from a fifth-grade girl.

from NorthJersey.com
In the history of Bergen County boys lacrosse, there may not have been a more hyped team than Don Bosco was coming into this season. That's what happens when you have 13 college-bound seniors on your roster. But despite all the individual talent and recognition the Ironmen received, they always played with a team-first attitude and never let the publicity get to their heads.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals ended their long road trip on a high note, defeating the Rochester Rattlers 17-11 tonight at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. Brett Queener made a team record 25 saves and Joe Walters led the offense with six points (3+3) to help Hamilton improve to 6-2. The Nats Martin Cahill (4+1+0) also notched a career-high five points, while Kevin Crowley chipped in three goals.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers fell to the Hamilton Nationals 17-11 on Saturday, June 22nd in front of 4,464 in FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida in the two’s first meeting this season.

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from the Buffalo News
Mikolajek has signed a letter of intent with SUNY Albany. “She’s determined, she’s competitive, she works her butt off,” said Hamburg coach Katy Ryan. “It’s innate. If you take the ball away from her, she’s going to get it back.

from the Buffalo News
Player, School, Position, Year, Fast fact.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Three Frontier League lacrosse players have been selected to participate in national all-star games this summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
We've got the first look here at the uniforms Reversible Lifestyle has dialed up this year for the Burnt Orange, the Syracuse University alumni team that each year is a strong contender to win the Masters I division at Lake Placid. The team is the reigning winner from last year.

from Major League Lacrosse

from The Huffington Post
Editor's Note: Vince Flynn's main protagonist was Mitch Rapp, a former All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University.

Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher. He was 47.
Saturday June 22, 2013 12:15AM
from LaxPower
A US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner is a senior player recognized by each area chairman who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in his community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve his game, and is an exemplary member of his team. He exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field.

from Inside Lacrosse
Though this year started out somewhat rocky for the Wildcats, the team rallied down the stretch, overcame five regular season losses and won yet another Section III Class A championship, ultimately advancing to the Class A state finals, where West Genny would fall to longtime Suffolk County rival Ward Melville.

from ILTelevision.com
NXT Lacrosse's Brett Manney & Marty Kupprion explain 'trashcan lacrosse,' a great game to development stick skills, communication and offense/defense strategy.

from Indian Country Today
For centuries, members of Native American tribes played lacrosse with one another as a means of forging common bonds. So it makes sense that a group of young American Jewish volunteers in Israel used the sport this past year to reach out to 24 Arab-Israeli teenagers, who last week played their first full game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks star and back-to-back NLL Champion Joe Walters will headline the team’s Boys Lacrosse Camps next week in Rochester. Kids can learn the game from the Knighthawks veteran, as well as professional players MJ Kiekebelt and Mike Manley. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3190#sthash.4HqPx2Ey.dpuf
Friday June 21, 2013 8:45AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Whether or not greater Rochester is still considered a hotbed for high school lacrosse for college recruiters, it is a good sign that area players are in the mix for the upcoming Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournaments.

from the Rochester Rattlers
After dropping their season opener to Chesapeake 17-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 27th and defeating the Boston Cannons 16-14 on June 7th, Saturday’s game will be Rochester’s third in the South this season. “Boca Raton is a great venue, and we’re hoping for a great atmosphere,” said head coach Tim Soudan.

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from Syracuse.com

from Syracuse.com

from Inside Lacrosse
Hey now, with the spring high school season wrapped up, and the NCAA Tournament out of the way, its time to catch up with a bevy of verbal commitments from the spring and early summer that have rolled in. Here are 25-plus new commits in four different classes.

from LaxAllStars.com
We had showcased a Face Off clinic hosted by Matt Schomburg of FoGoLax, and while it was interesting, it didn’t go deep enough. You see, Schommy is one of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and competitive people I’ve ever met.

from the Hamilton Nationals
The Hamilton Nationals will host the Rochester Rattlers at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The game is the first of two games in two weeks against Rochester. The contest will be available on YouTube.com/MLL.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks staff will be attending the 16th Annual Irondequoit Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday, June 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to offer fans Early Bird Special pricing on 2014 game tickets.
Thursday June 20, 2013 9:00AM
from SportsFive.net
At their year-end gathering, the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association (GVLOA) announced two new annual awards. The first award, the Frank Mangione Medal For Excellence, will be given annually to a GVLOA member who had demonstrated the highest ideals of professionalism, leadership, passion and above all, respect for the game of lacrosse at any level both on and off the field. The first winner was the namesake, Frank Mangione.

from the Buffalo News
Trying to figure out who deserves spots in the Power 10 – and who deserves No. 1 – is like comparing apples and oranges … and bananas, and grapes, and grapefruit. And everything in that basket comes in different sizes. That’s what makes it tough. But that’s also what makes it fun.

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton University selected Stephanie Allen to lead its women’s lacrosse program based on her vision for the future of the struggling program, not based on what she did in one season as the interim coach. “Moving forward we want to consistently make the America East tournament and I think that’s something that’s realistic and should be an expectation,” said Allen, who added that she wants to win a conference championship.

from The Saratogian
When Shenendehowa boys lacrosse was 48 minutes away from a Section II Class A championship, the Plainsmen turned to an experienced core group of seniors that reached the state semifinals in 2011. In that moment, nobody came up bigger than midfielder Brian Rogers. (Video available)

from The Saratogian
Shenendehowa boys lacrosse coach Jason Gifford knew he had a talented team coming into the 2013 season. How his Plainsmen utilized that talent made for a very special campaign. (Video available)

from PostStar.com
The Division I school is roughly 50 miles from Queensbury, which Butler said was part of the appeal. “It being small and close to home, and I just got that feel when I walked onto campus,” she said.

from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Northeast Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, come to Amherst, Mass., Friday through Sunday. Boys’ and girls’ teams from seven states will compete at the University of Massachusetts in the only youth lacrosse tournament in the region administered by the national governing body of lacrosse, which will host its sixth youth event at UMass since 2001.

from LaxAllStars.com
This week’s Traditional Thursday post is pretty epic. We have a video interview with Jeremy Thomspson after a recent Nationals game, photos of Jeremy’s stick in action (it’s a traditional variation that is NEW to us!), AND some expert tips from Mr. Thompson himself!

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from Hobart Athletics
After nine seasons serving the Hobart lacrosse program, including the past five as head coach, T.W. Johnson will return to his alma mater to serve as athletic administrator and lacrosse coach. A search for Johnson's replacement will begin immediately with the intention of hiring a new coach this summer.

from Army Athletics
When the Patriot League announced its men's lacrosse academic honor roll this week, 10 Army players found their names listed amongst the conference's elite student-athletes. Included among them were two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brendan Buckley, along with fellow team captain Andrew Boyd and eight other standouts.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On attack alone, the USA has the all-time NCAA tournament record-holder for goals (Katrina Dowd), Northwestern's single-season points and assists record-holder (Lindsey Munday), the NCAA single-game assists record holder (Katie Rowan), and a player who led her college team this spring in goals, assists and draw controls (Danielle Etrasco). Lets see what else you need to know about this talented crew.

from ReadMedia.com
The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced that the Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team has earned the 2012-2013 NJCAA Women's Lacrosse Academic Team of the Year award.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . here we take a look at the sweet J-D kit, which includes a custom Warrior TII helmet, custom Brine King IV gloves and custom Nike uniforms.

from Inside Lacrosse
With summer on the horizon and the end of the academic year fast approaching, high school prospects have every opportunity to get a well-deserved breather. Taking time to relax a little after a demanding school year and a rigorous training schedule creates “new life.” That being said, the summer can be organized and utilized in several ways to grow awareness and momentum in your recruiting effort and the prospect that looks at the next 100 days as pure opportunity will greatly enhance the athletic college search.
Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30AM
from the Corning Leader
The Corning Hawks placed four players on the Section IV, Div. I/II first team All-League team, while the Horseheads Blue Raiders had a quartet of athletes earn second team All-League honors. Follow us: 147539421926709 on Facebook

from The Saratogian
Nicole Beardsley may have been a known quantity heading into the 2013 girls lacrosse season, but that didn’t make it any easier for opponents to stop her. (Video available)

from The Saratogian
. . . in two of the last three seasons, BH-BL has shaken off the “young team” label, peaked at the right time, and captured Section II championships. The 2013 season saw the Spartans defeat the top two seeds in the Class B bracket to win the title, and for his team’s efforts, BH-BL head coach Jake McHerron has been named The Saratogian’s Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. (Video available)

from the Rochester Rattlers
A little over a month ago, rookie midfielder John Ranagan was busy dominating as one of John’s Hopkins’ top players, finishing fourth on the team in scoring for the Blue Jays. Now three games into his first MLL season, while his team may have changed, Ranagan’s role has remained the same.

from LaxAllStars.com
I’ve been working Max Seibald’s Maximum Lacrosse Camp in NYC this week, teaching the kids, enjoying some beautiful weather, and hanging out with some of the best pros in the game. Not a bad deal. I quickly caught up with Rob Pannell, and had to ask him what it was like to see so many kids rocking his #3 Lizards jersey or T-shirt . . . (Video 0:40)

12:15AM Headlines
from Syracuse.com
Jamesville-DeWitt High School senior attackman Jordan Evans heads up the local group of boys lacrosse players earning All-America status sanctioned by U.S. Lacrosse and based on voting by Section III coaches. Evans is also also this year's recipient of the Bob Scott Award for receiving the most votes.

from Syracuse.com
All-CNY Boys Lacrosse team includes Coach of the Year Mike Leuze of Westhill along with co-players of the year Jordan Evans of Jamesville-DeWitt and Connor Cannizzaro of Cazenovia and Kevin Lux, Fayetteville-Manlius.

from YNN.com
It wasn't easy for Carthage Lacrosse Coach Kirk Ventiquattro .There wasn't time or energy to spend on anything other than the game. But it didn't take long for Kevin Cook (Section 3 Man of the Year), his cousin born with Down Syndrome, to show him the true spirit of what life is really about. In the second part of our look at Carthage Team Manager Kevin Cook, our Brian Dwyer brings us inside the relationship between these two men, and how Kevin's spirit has taught those lessons to a decade's worth of Carthage teams.

from Syracuse.com
Marisa Romeo and Taylor Poplawski of the state championship girls lacrosse team from Christian Brothers Academy head up the group of Section III players selected for All-America designation through U.S. Lacrosse.

from Syracuse.com
All-CNY Girls Lacrosse Team with Coach of the Year Lloyd Hamilton of C-NS, Co-Players of the Year Taylor Poplawski and Marisa Romeo, both of CBA.

from MPNnow.com
The Victor girls varsity lacrosse team recorded the highest grade point average of any spring sports team in New York state with a 97.094 average.

from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school boys' lacrosse for the recently completed 2013 spring season.

from LaxPower
LaxPower, the world's leading authority on lacrosse team performance ratings, is pleased to announce the National Coaches/Computer Ratings for high school girls' lacrosse for the recently completed 2013 spring season.

from Dan Witmer / 3dlacrosse.com
3d RISING is a network of local partners charged with finding, watching and evaluating top and emerging lacrosse talent throughout the country and Canada. Our goal is to find top players and to find those players rising to that level.

from Union Athletics
Union men's lacrosse head coach Paul Wehrum has announced that junior goalie Stefan Basile, senior midfielder Nate Greenberg, senior midfielder Stephan Melia, senior midfielder Greg Mooney, and senior attack Rob Santangelo will serves as captains for the upcoming 2014 season.

from the Baltimore Sun
It's not all about race, but more about exposure. As the sport continues to grow in the African-American community, so will the number of college players. It is basic math, but with a grass root problem.

from Inside Lacrosse
If a quicker game was what you were hoping for after 2012, it is what you got.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Other instructors include former Syracuse goalie John Galloway, who is currently an assistant coach Providence College and plays for MLL’s Rochester Rattlers. He will be joined by Jordan MacIntosh (RIT) of the Minnesota Swarm and Rochester Rattlers, and Cameron Flint (Denver) of the Boston Cannons. Jason Noble of Cornell University and the Hamilton Nationals, and Dillon Ward of Bellarmine University and the Hamilton Nationals will serve as instructors as well. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3176#sthash.4IkRITxr.dpuf
Tuesday June 18, 2013 8:45AM
from the Onondaga Nation
As Honorary Chairman of Iroquois National Lacrosse it is my duty and privilege to thank the national lacrosse teams and your organizations from around the world for your overwhelming support of the Haudenosaunee-Iroquois-the originators of this game.

from the Iroquois Nationals
The International World Games Association (IWGA) welcomed the Federation of International Lacrosse as one of the three new members to their Association. The delegates representing the 33 members of the IWGA voted in favor of admitting the FIL and the (IFF)-International Floorball Federation and the (IFMA)- International Muaythai Federation Amateur expanding their membership to 36 member federations.

from the Albany Times-Union
Athlete of the Year: Morgan Hardt, Guilderland: As a sophomore in 2012, Morgan Hardt enjoyed a breakout season with the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team.

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from the Albany Times-Union
Athlete of the Year: Luke Goldstock

Niskayuna boys' lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang used one word to best describe standout attack Luke Goldstock: Dynamic. "He's a dynamic player because he can score, he can feed and he's a great mid-range shooter," Vorgang said.

from YNN.com
It's a school, a community, a sports team, and one that is no stranger to adversity. Cancer has been the biggest enemy of the Carthage High School Lacrosse program, hitting former players, family members, and even its head coach. So, the young men who make up the team are learning more about life than they ever expected. Along with the coach, another man is helping to teach those lessons -- team manager Kevin Cook. Born with Down’s syndrome, he is now battling several health-related problems.

from Inside Lacrosse
ILGear.com spent the weekend in Western New York for the Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival, which packed Fort Niagara State Park with players and their families for an event that has grown considerably since it was started on the shores of Lake Erie back in 2006.

from the NLL
National Lacrosse League fans took advantage of the opportunity to make nominee suggestions for the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2013 over the past two weeks via the league's Facebook page. Newly-retired players such as Pat McCready, Steve Toll and Kaleb Toth were just a few of the names submitted by fans and media members for Hall of Fame Committe review.
Monday June 17, 2013 9:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . This time, however, I’ll give the commencement speech, but my target audience isn’t just a stage full of 17 and 18 year olds. No, I’ll assume my audience is mothers, fathers, coaches, and players – everyone involved in the lacrosse landscape. Here’s my speech:

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from Oren Lyons / Iroquois Nationals
The overwhelming response of support from national lacrosse teams and their organizations from around the world to the originators of the this game--which transcends sports-- is a lesson to one and all that first, we are a family. Gah-ge-gwa-ie (lacrosse) is the creator's game.

from metroWNY.com
Senior tri-captain Rob McMicking earned the seventh annual US Lacrosse Tewaaraton Outstanding Native American Scholarship.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Through the years, Carthage has built a tradition of defensive prowess in boys lacrosse. Yet this season, led by senior Taylor Morgan, the Comets distinguished themselves like never before in this pursuit.

from Inside Lacrosse
Put on by the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, the event has drawn upward of 10,000 attendees in the past few years, and this weekend was estimated to bring in between 10,000 and 12,000 people over the course of Saturday and Sunday, with players and families from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario traveling to the Niagara region and Erie County.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Awards are usually reserved for the end of the season, but not for Joe Walters. This offseason, Walters will receive one of the most prestigious awards bestowed on an athlete from Rochester. On Tuesday night, the Rochester Knighthawks star will receive the Elliot Cushing Award for promoting his sport on a national level.

from Sports Illustrated Vault - March 26, 1984
It's halftime at the 1983 NCAA lacrosse championship game. Rutgers Stadium is baking in 90° May heat. Syracuse trails Johns Hopkins 8-4, and in a soft, authoritative voice Orange coach Roy Simmons Jr. orders his players to stay on the field. He doesn't want them to get cool and comfortable in a locker room. He wants them to stay out in the glare and the heat of the sun and the score. "Here's the crowd and here's the scoreboard," he tells them. "There is no sanctuary."

from New England Lacrosse Journal
Lacrosse players love to brag about their gear, that they’ve got the newest, best, most high-tech stuff on the market. But regular readers of the “Hangin’ Out With” feature each month in New England Lacrosse Journal might notice a strange trend among the male athletes when it comes to talking about their gear. Asked what pads they use, most college and pro players answer that they use the same shoulder pads they wore in the seventh or eighth grade, when they first started playing. The question is, what is the reluctance to changing shoulder pads?
Sunday June 16, 2013 9:00AM
from the Albany Times-Union
Coach Mike Vorgang and his Niskayuna lacrosse players should be commended for their extraordinary and nearly perfect season — a 21-1 record with their single loss to the eventual state champions and a top 10 national ranking.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester stayed within three goals of Ohio the entire game, and tied the score six times, but turnovers were a major problem as the Rattlers never once had the lead in their fourth loss of the season. Rookie midfielder John Ranagan scored his second career hat trick, and goalie John Galloway recorded 25 saves in the Rattlers loss.

from PhillyLacrosse.com
Today’s schedule for NSCLA Cup Championships at Franklin & Marshall College.

from Inside Lacrosse
Continuing a busy weekend on the national recruiting trail, I spent nine hours at the Franklin & Marshall College grass fields on Saturday, checking out rising sophomores, juniors and seniors spread across ten fields.

from the Nanaimo Bulletin
An ability by two border collies to find lost lacrosse balls is paying off for Nanaimo Minor Lacrosse teams.

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from Inside Lacrosse
The senior faceoff specialist from Nassau County (N.Y.) Class A champion Massapequa committed to Division III Connecticut College last summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
In just a matter of years, this has become one of the most popular summer lacrosse events in the Empire State, with between 10,000 and 12,000 people making the trip to this gorgeous location in Western New York over the past few years.

from ClarenceLax.com
Monday, July 1st at Holland Hills.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse's August issue was on the forefront of the debate, with the headline "Time For a Change" gracing the cover. Now, it's time to rehash the success of the 2013 adjustments. Were the rules a positive or negative for the game?
Saturday June 15, 2013 8:45AM
from MPNnow.com
Senior lacrosse players from across the greater Rochester area closed out their high school careers at the sixth annual Herb Fitch Senior All-Star games at Corbit Field Friday night. Both the boys and girls games were close in score, but more importantly, the players enjoyed themselves.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Amid all of her offensive-oriented achievements and accolades in lacrosse, Brianne Arthur has a lesser-known passion in the sport — she also gets a charge out of helping her teammates on defense.

from the Watertown Daily Times
She’s tallied more points than any player, boy or girl, in the history of Massena Central lacrosse. She was named 2013 Massena Athlete of the Year. She finished a four-year career on the Raiders team with an astounding 272 goals, 116 assists and 388 points. She led Massena to the first victory ever by a Section 10 girls lacrosse team in a state tournament. Finally, she secured a scholarship to play lacrosse at one of the top NCAA Division I programs in the country. So who else but Erin Francis to be named Times All-North Northern Athletic Conference MVP?

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers will travel to Ohio on Saturday, June 15th to take on the Machine at 7:30 PM EST. at Selby Stadium in the two’s second meeting of the season.

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from The Daily Gazette
After Nicole Beardsley scored six goals in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s final lacrosse game and reached 200 for her career, the junior wasn’t through.

from Inside Lacrosse
Strategically juxtaposed to immediately follow the state championships held in Rochester, the Orange Crush event offered the many recruiters traveling through New York for the week the opportunity to see a long list of the up-and-coming players from the Empire State, primarily from Western NY, Central NY and the Capital Region.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
An event that started with seven teams 24 years ago in Lake Placid has evolved into the premiere lacrosse event in the nation as the annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament prepares for its next edition August 5-11. Contests will be held in boy’s and girl’s scholastic divisions, men’s and women’s open divisions, and men’s Masters, Grand Masters and Super Grand Masters. Over 500 lacrosse games are planned on 12 fields all located a short distance from the two-time Winter Olympic village.
Friday June 14, 2013 9:30AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Pools, schedules for CNY Road Hawks for Saturday, Sunday at Franklin & Marshall.

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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the remaining high school girls’ lacrosse players to be named a US Lacrosse High School All-American, All-Academic honoree or Jackie Pitts Award winner. Nearly 2,650 players in these groups were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Back-to-back World Championships, a fourth-straight team Community Service award, and now selection to the National Lacrosse League’s first-ever All-Green Team. Not a bad month for Knighthawks star and Rochester native Joe Walters.

from Inside Lacrosse
The bone-weary junior midfielder slumps into his seat in the back of the bus. He now has four and a half hours to examine what he could have done differently to help his team prevail today.
Thursday June 13, 2013 9:00AM
from the Onondaga Nation
The Iroquois Nationals salute the Federation of International Lacrosse for respecting our role as founders and leaders of the sport of lacrosse.

from LaxLessons.com
Upstate New York teams that will compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament at Towson University in Maryland July 3-5 have been selected.

from ClarenceLax.com
In what proved to be an exciting contest, Orchard Park's John Januszkiewicz broke open an 8-8 tie with just over a minute left, to lift the South squad to a 10-8 victory.

from Syracuse.com
The Cazenovia Lakers, the state Class C tournament champions, ended up atop the final state rankings this week. The Lakers were one of five Section III teams in the top 20 in the Class C poll.

from Syracuse.com
The final state rankings fot the 2013 season are out, and Christian Brothers Academy climbed to No. 1 in Class B after winning the state championship Saturday at SUNY-Cortland. Two other Section III champions - Baldwinsville and Skaneateles - ended up with No. 4 rankings despite also playing in state championship games.

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
“I actually joked before the game with (fellow transfer Luke) Cometti; I’m like ‘Hey man, two years ago did you really think we’d be in the championship game for Syracuse?’ He looked at me and had no idea,” said Pratt, who led Chenango Forks to two Section 4 titles in high school.

from The Ithaca Journal
The second-place Hamilton Nationals (5-1), who feature two-time All-America midfielder Roy Lang, travel to Long Island to face the New York Lizards (2-4) and recent Cornell grad and NCAA all-time scoring leader Rob Pannell. The game will face off at 7 at Hofstra’s Icahn Stadium, and will be carried live on both Time Warner Sports (TWC channel 51) and MSG+ (ch. 69).

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from LaxPower
The 28 full-member nations of the Federation of International Lacrosse have rejected a proposal by the FIL Board of Directors to keep FIL bylaw 11.1 as stated, opening the door for the Iroquois Nationals to play in the top division of the 2014 FIL Men's World Championship.

from The Irondequoit Post
Local sports fans who just aren’t ready to say goodbye to the high school season will have one more chance to watch their favorite athletes as Victor High School will host the Herb Fitch Lacrosse Senior All-Star games.

from Syracuse.com
Scoring and awards from Section 3 Exceptional Seniors games.

from the Hamilton Nationals
Cornell University star Jason Noble will make his professional lacrosse debut Thursday night in the shadow of one of the biggest stages in all of sports: New York City. Noble and the Hamilton Nationals (5-1) will battle the New York Lizards (2-3) at 7:00 p.m. at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks are back in the community on Monday, June 17th as they bring their “We Got Your Back” Anti-Bullying message to Penn Yan Middle School. Knighthawks forward and Rochester native Joe Walters will speak to the sixth to eighth graders, beginning at 9:40 a.m. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3152#sthash.PPag07Nx.dpuf
Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:45AM
from Syracuse.com
There were a pair of boys lacrosse all-star – or ‘Exceptional Senior’ – games last night at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. In the first game, LaFayette’s Nate Beresovoy scored four goals to lead the South Team over the North, 16-2.

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from the Onondaga Nation
We are waiting for a reply to a communique that was forwarded onto Mr. Berger this morning requesting a notification of balloting results. We will keep the public posted with the details and the transparency of the balloting process as we receive information.

from ClarenceLax.com
Plus rosters for Wednesday's Exceptional Senior Game.

from Syracuse.com
Taylor Poplawski of state champion Christian Brothers Academy scored a pair of goals and had five assists to lead the Blue Team to a 26-16 victory over the Pink Team on Monday night in the Section III Exceptional Seniors game at Marcellus.

from Syracuse.com
Cazenovia: One thing that leaped off the stat page of Cazenovia's 13-11 victory over Bronxville in the Class C boys championship game was this, the Lakers outshot Bronxville 57-33. By contrast, Jamesville-DeWitt and Garden City combined for 61 total shots in their game.

from The Corning Leader
Long after the Crystal City had become entrenched as a place rich in boys lacrosse tradition, Stephanie Walker and her peers made a similar impact with girls lacrosse in the area.

from SportsFive.net
Section V lacrosse added another team (Avon), but lost one (ER) to its roster which remains at thirty-seven teams with 1,145 players.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott announced on Tuesday that Stephanie Allen has been named the University’s head women’s lacrosse coach. Allen served as the interim coach for the 2013 season and has been with the Bearcats program for six years.

from LaxPower
Three Rochester area grads heading to Mercyhurst.

from Inside Lacrosse
Change may be constant, but the rate at which it happens varies — and in 2013 women's lacrosse is at a crossroads of change. In a time where the focus has become making the sport more fan-friendly, bringing it more into the mainstream media and attracting more casual fans, a call to address stalling in the game was largely ignored in the NCAA Rules Proposals that were presented last week.

from Inside Lacrosse
Villanova, Notre Dame, Michigan, Dartmouth, Colgate and Bucknell all scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2011-12 academic year.

Highlights from the Boys NYS Championship Games
from ILTelevision.com
Tuesday June 11, 2013 12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Fifty-six of the best senior players in the area are expected to participate, including several who played in state finals Saturday at SUNY-Cortland. Here are the rosters:

from Syracuse.com
The Gordon Ohstrom Memorial senior all-star lacrosse games are scheduled for Tuesday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The first game starts at 6 p.m. The second starts at 7:30 p.m.

from LaxAllStars.com
The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced its 2013 Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Year, for both Offense and Defense. It should come as no surprise that Randy Staats (attack) and Warren Hill (goalie) took home the hardware, or that both players came from Onondaga Community College, which is fresh off winning their fifth straight JuCo title.

from Inside Lacrosse
Former Cornell assistant Paul Richards (Baldwinsville) will join coach Dan Chemotti's (West Genesee) staff at Richmond for the Spiders' inaugural season, Chemotti confirmed Monday, filling out the staff after he hired former Loyola Director of Operations Steve Layne last month.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"The IMLCA was formed to help build the game of lacrosse and monitor the integrity of the game so it is with these founding principles that the IMLCA Board of Directors has determined that the Association would be proactive in addressing this disturbing trend," said Phil Buttafuoco, IMLCA Executive Director.

from The Steuben Courier
The 5-6 youth lacrosse team is getting hot at the right time of year. The team’s hard work and dedication is starting to pay off. They proved it by going undefeated over the weekend.

from The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team presented a donation of $5,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program in a ceremony Thursday in First Niagara Center.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team has opted not to renew the contract of head coach Darris Kilgour for next season. The team will begin its search for a new head coach immediately.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse announced the weekly award winners for week 6 of the 2013 season, which concluded on June 9. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. After a stellar game in net against the Boston Cannons on Friday, June 7th, in Kennesaw Georgia, Rochester’s John Galloway has been named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week for his second week in a row.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The day after raising the Champion’s Cup for the first in his career, Scott Self’s smile was still noticeable on his grizzled face, which still bore the playoff beard he began growling three weeks before.
Monday June 10, 2013 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Although I sent in my fifth and final 3dRising recruiting report on Friday night (three days late!), I figured I’d head out to Rochester on Saturday to see the three New York State championships anyway. It’s been years since I’ve been there to see the trophies handed out, and since CNY – especially Section III – was so well represented, I decided to make the 90-minute drive over to St. John Fisher College, site of this year’s championships.

from Lax 3.0
Jamesville-DeWitt's Jordan Evans and Griffin Feiner lead the way for 2013.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
An event that started with seven teams 24 years ago in Lake Placid has evolved into the premiere lacrosse event in the nation as the annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament prepares for its next edition August 5-11. Contests will be held in boy’s and girl’s scholastic divisions, men’s and women’s open divisions, and men’s Masters, Grand Masters and Super Grand Masters. Over 500 lacrosse games are planned on 12 fields all located a short distance from the two-time Winter Olympic village.
Sunday June 9, 2013 9:30AM
from SportsFive.net
The last three games of the 2013 season were played today at St. John Fisher College and there were three different outcomes. One was close. One was sort of close and one went to running time.

from ILIndoor.com
There was a time when Kyle Miller was cancer free and everything was going right along the path he had laid out for himself after he was given a clean bill of health by his doctors. After being diagnosed with Osteo-Sarcoma Cancer while he was at Cornell University, the Orangeville, Ontario native stood his ground, looked cancer right in the face and said, “I’m going to Beat It!” And he did.

from Teach For America

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Former Cornell and Team Canada goaltender Kyle Miller has passed away after a long battle with cancer, his brother, Philadelphia Wings goaltender Brandon Miller, said early Saturday morning. "It's with extreme heavy hearts that after years of pain & tremendous fight, my brother Kyle Miller has passed," Brandon Miller tweeted around 4 a.m. ET Saturday.

from The Iroquois Nationals
The Haudenosaunee national lacrosse team, the Iroquois Nationals, will be holding tryouts June 15-16 for the roster that will compete at the2014 World Lacrosse Championshipsin Denver.

from the Baltimore Sun
The dust has settled in the wake of Johns Hopkins' announcement that the men's lacrosse team will join the Big Ten for the 2015 season. But that does not mean that the sport's makeover is complete. "Things are going to continue to shuffle, things are going to continue to evolve," ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon said. "… Expect the unexpected.

from LacrosseallStars.com
In our last edition of Ask A Ref, Gordon Corsetti filled us in on how players can, and can not, exchange sticks on the field of play. This week, he’s covering goalie sticks, how they can be used on offense, and we can draw the line. If you’re interested in reffing, check out Gordon’s book, ”Advancement Rules: Improving Your Lacrosse Officiating“, on Amazon!
Saturday June 8, 2013 7:45PM
from Syracuse.com
There was a running clock in the second half against West Genesee. In Mike Messere's storied career as coach of the Wildcats, that was a first.

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from The Eagle News
Eighteen minutes of game time was all it took to spoil the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team's dreams of a third state Class C championship in the program's history.

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from Syracuse.com
It took everything for the Cazenovia High School boys lacrosse team just to win the Class C championship in Section III this season. That experience - and the courage and resilience it taught the Lakers - came in to play on on Saturday in the NYSPHSAA Class C state championship game.

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from Syracuse.com
James Sullivan of Garden City won 18-of-25 faceoffs and the Trojans erupted for eight goals in the third period as they defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 13-8 in the NYSPHSAA Class B boys state championship on Saturday at St. John Fisher College's Growney Stadium. It was the second straight championship for Garden City.

from Syracuse.com
Christian Brothers Academy was focused throughout the playoffs on winning another state title, and the Brothers did it in style, defeating Brighton, 14-7, here in the Class B state final today.

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from Syracuse.com
The Section VIII champions broke a 4-4 tie in the second half with a four-goal run to take control of the game here at SUNY-Cortland.

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from Syracuse.com
It's championship Saturday and Section III has six teams out of a possible six participants playing for state titles today. How cool is that? Staff writer Donnie Webb of The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com will be covering the boys games at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Staff writer Nolan Weidner of The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com will be covering the girls games at SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

from YouTube
The Vestal 5/6 Grade Youth Lacrosse team, coached by Matt Butler and Scott Barney, finished 12-0 with an average winning margin of nine goals.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers defeated the Boston Cannons 16-14 in Kennesaw, GA on Friday, June 7th, 2013 in the first ever MLL game in the Atlanta area.

from the Hamilton Nationals
When Garrett Thul steps on to a lacrosse field, he is hard to miss. That was certainly the case last weekend in Annapolis, Md. The 6-3, 231-pound future Army Ranger made quite the impression during two days of practicing with the Hamilton Nationals. The hulking attackman whistled shots from two-point range and powered his way to the cage for close-range goals.

from Indian Country Today
Lyle Thompson just may be the best Native American lacrosse player playing today. On May 30, he was in Washington, D.C., for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Awards presentation. Though Rob Pannell of Cornell took home the trophy, awarded annually to the top male and female collegiate lacrosse players in the U.S., Thompson says he was honored to be among the five male finalists. He is the first Native American to be named a Tewaaraton finalist.

from The Charlotte Observer
Sawyer learned to play lacrosse in Syracuse, N.Y., where he grew up alongside the son of Hall-of-Fame Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko. After moving to Charlotte in elementary school, Sawyer kept playing less notoriety for the sport in the area. According to his father, Sawyer was in his backyard five days a week in middle school, shooting buckets of balls.

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from Inside Lacrosse
With three days remaining to submit a vote to a third-party tabulator, IL reached out to the remaining 24 full member nations, asking three questions: 1. Has the organization submitted its vote? 2. Which way did the member nation vote? 3. Could we share that vote?

from Inside Lacrosse
With an outstanding slate of matchups between some of the best teams in the country, and with a long list of elite recruits taking the field, this is one of the best weekends of the year for scholastic lacrosse.

from Syracuse.com
A few notes to pass along this morning before Saturday's state championship games in boys lacrosse at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.

from The Auburn Citizen
When the offense puts up 16 goals the exploits of the goalie are often overlooked. Skaneateles girls lacrosse head coach Bridget Marquardt didn’t miss Malorie Olin’s effort in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C semifinal, though.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Junior midfielder Kelzi Van Atta scored with 3:42 left to lift Brighton to a hard-fought 9-8 win over Section VIII’s Manhasset on Friday afternoon in the Class B girls lacrosse state semifinals at SUNY Cortland.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Kasey Mitchell scored with 23.8 seconds left in the second overtime to propel Section XI’s Mount Sinai to a 7-6 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima on Friday in the semifinals of the Class C state girls lacrosse tournament at SUNY Cortland.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Senior Nadine Hadnagy finished with three goals and four assists to power Section VIII’s Farmingdale to a 10-6 win over Penfield on Friday in the semifinals of the state Class A girls lacrosse tournament at SUNY Cortland.

from Inside Lacrosse
Another one of the teams we watched closely was the Hamburg Bulldogs, a team located just south of Buffalo and the alma mater of a number of great college players, most notably Frank and Joe Resetarits, who starred at Albany after high school.

from the Navajo Times
There is no secret to playing lacrosse. That is the way Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette) perceives it. "It's like any sport, you just have to put the time in it to learn it," said Thompson, who was one of the lead facilitators at this year's Native Vision camp, which was held June 2-4 at Shiprock High School.
Friday June 7, 2013 4:30PM
from Syracuse.com
On a dreary day and in a steady drizzle, Baldwinsville’s senior midfielders Sarah Klaben and Amari Pollard knew they needed to do something.

from Syracuse.com
Marisa Romeo scored six goals for CBA in a contest that was never as close as the final score. The Brothers roared out to an 8-2 lead. Fueled by Romeo’s dominance at the draw control circle and by an offense that was aggressive, fast and skilled, CBA played as if it couldn’t get to the state title game fast enough.

from Syracuse.com
Molly Wood scored six goals and Skaneateles High School rolled over Putnam Valley 16-6 in a Class C semifinal game of the state high school girls lacrosse tournament on Friday at SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

from Inside Lacrosse
With an outstanding slate of matchups between some of the best teams in the country, and with a long list of elite recruits taking the field, this is one of the best weekends of the year for scholastic lacrosse.

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from the Democrat & Chronicle
To parents, aunts, uncles grandparents, etc., of any athletes: Congratulations, your children have made the decision to be a part of a team and thus learn a valuable lesson — to work with others toward a common goal and to realize “I” isn’t nearly as valuable as “we.”

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from SportsFive.net
The New York State Championships will be held this Saturday at St. John Fisher College and we have now updated the rosters for the final three games of the season.

from Syracuse.com
In Morning Announcements, I pointed out a curious restroom situation at St. John Fisher College's Growney Stadium, site of the NYSPHSAA semifinal and championship rounds of the boys lacrosse tournament. At the actual stadium, your choices are Porta Potties . . . But hold on . . . there is relief to those who can't deal with the whole Porta Potty ick issue. Here's a note I got today from Mike Simon, Section V boys lacrosse coordinator, about other restroom options at SJFC. For those going back Saturday for the championship games, you may plan accordingly:

from YNN.com
Making its first state final four appearance since winning its only championship in 2000, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse program got some inspiration following its final practice on Thursday.

from YNN.com
The West Genesee boys lacrosse program is not used to not playing on the final weekend of the season, and after a four-year absence the Wildcats are looking to make the most of their return to the state finals.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The three teams that won girls lacrosse state titles last year — West Genesee, Garden City and Shoreham-Wading River — aren’t playing in Friday’s semifinals at SUNY Cortland. All powerhouses with multiple championships, they’ve been eliminated. So one obstacle for Penfield (Class A), Brighton (B) and Honeoye Falls-Lima (C) has been eliminated, too; they won’t face a squad with a championship aura.

from LoHud.com
The surge of adrenaline that came with a dramatic overtime win against Shoreham-Wading River made for a sleepless night. And when Bronxville showed up for practice Thursday after school, Broncos coach Tim Horgan gave everyone five minutes to relive the memory. And then it was back to work.

from LoHud.com
Here’s a look at the final seconds of Bronxville’s 14-13 overtime win against Shoreham-Wading River on Wednesday at Marist College. Watch how the defense reacts when the ball comes back on top. Jack Grass already had five assists, and the Wildcats overplayed. Reilly Walsh had the assist. Brewster Warble had the goal.

from the Albany Times-Union
It did not happen this season. The same goes for 2012, and all the previous springs for Section II lacrosse. A state championship for a team from our area remains as elusive as a jet-propelled cheetah.

from Canandaigua Lacrosse
The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center is having a box lacrosse league this summer. The league is open to boys players entering grades 1-12 in Fall 2013.

from the Baltimore Sun
Team STX will make its season debut in the LXM Pro event Saturday in Orange County, Calif. Former Colgate attackman and 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum and former standout Syracuse attackman Tim Desko will make their debuts for Team STX, which also features Kyle Harrison (Friends, Johns Hopkins), Sam Bradman (Salisbury), Max Ritz (Maryland) and Matt Russell (Navy).

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from Inside Lacrosse
Up next is a look at the Cazenovia Lakers, the Section III Class C program that took home a state championship in 2011 in impressive fashion and has returned this season after an 8-7 win over Section V's Penn Yan in the Far West Regionals this week.

from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has recommended that players on the defensive team be allowed to move through any portion of their goal circle when their team is not in possession of the ball effective for the 2013-14 academic year.

from The GULL
For the 2013 season, Jon White will be serving as the GULL’s Official Photographer. Along with working as a Freelance Photographer, Jon has had a long association with Lacrosse; first seeing and photographing the game as a student at Hobart. “Learning about Lacrosse at a school that had won the Division II championship before my freshman year, was exciting, I saw some great players; as well as a lot of crazy loyal fans, made Lacrosse games a lot of fun.”

from Major League Lacrosse
The Rochester Rattlers (2-3), and the Boston Cannons (1-4), square off this weekend at Kennesaw State University Stadium, marking the first ever Major League Lacrosse game to be played in sunny Atlanta, Georgia. The contest begins at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast live nationally on CBS Sports Network.

from NLL.com
Craig Point stood in the back hallway of The Blue Cross Arena and reflected on the Parade and Celebration to honor the accomplishments of the 2013 Rochester Knighthawks. “It’s hard to believe, but at the same time you are just so proud that you worked that hard and what came out of it,” he said. “Curt (Styres) did his job and we did our jobs and this is the result. It feels awesome.”

from Inside Lacrosse
One of the pleasures of working at Inside Lacrosse, and one of our biggest strengths as a media organization, is our fantastic work from photographers. Our photo editor, Keely Knopp, scoured through this season's archives and found the best of the best.
Thursday June 6, 2013 9:15AM
from the Buffalo News
There has always been a significant and understandable divide between boys lacrosse teams from Western New York and those that hail from the center of the state. So on the rare occasions that Section VI teams have advanced to the state semifinals, where their opponent will most often be from the lacrosse-rich areas in and around Syracuse that have excelled in the sport for decades, the locals know they are in for a challenge. This year’s edition of the Jamesville-Dewitt team, however, was on an entirely different level.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The last Penfield boys lacrosse team to reach the final four of a boys lacrosse state tournament played 20 years ago. The year before when Penfield also reached the state semifinals, current Patriots coach John Schembri was on the roster as a player.

from The Saratogian
In its second New York State Class A boys lacrosse semifinal in three years, Shenendehowa played admirably, hanging with the best team from Long Island. However, for the second time in three years, the Plainsmen fell short of a berth in the state championship game.

from the Albany Times-Union
No team had been able to figure out a way to stop Niskayuna's fast-paced, explosive offense all season. But in the Silver Warriors' Class B boys' lacrosse state semifinal on Wednesday at Marist College, Nassau County's Garden City managed to keep the ball out of Niskayuna's sticks by slowing down the game and sent the top-ranked team in the state to a heartbreaking 10-9 defeat on a goal by Dale Stasco with two seconds remaining.

from Syracuse.com
It's been five years, but West Genesee has earned another trip to the state Class A lacrosse final. The Wildcats got six goals from senior Ryan St. Croix and used solid defense to defeat Section V champion Penfield, 11-6, in a semifinal here at St. John Fisher College.

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from LoHud.com
It’s probably a good thing we live in a digital age, otherwise Brewster Warble and Reilly Walsh might’ve gone through life relying on second-hand details of an overtime goal that sent Bronxville into a state title game Wednesday. The game’s most critical moment was a complete blur.

from LoHud.com
Since they were sneaking up on Bronxville coach Tim Horgan with a bucket of water, I played along. My shoes dried out in a hurry. I’m pretty sure Tim was soggy the entire way home. (Video by Matt Brown/The Journal News)

from SportsFive.net
The UpState Tournament was held at St, John Fisher College and the teams from Section Three won all three tickets to the New York State finals on Saturday.

12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
The dominance at the faceoff X. The chemistry between seniors Jordan Evans and Griffin Feiner. The speed of the transition game. And the tenacious defense. All of the Jamesville-DeWitt strengths were on display this afternoon in a Class B state semifinal against Hamburg. And Bulldogs' coach Jerry Severino noticed.

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from Syracuse.com
Connor Cannizzaro sensed the panic immediately on the restart. There were 18.5 seconds left for Penn Yan to tie the game. The Mustangs, unsure of the defensive tweak thrown at them by Cazenovia, imploded. They never got another shot on goal.

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from The Eagle News
Between Ryan St. Croix's six goals and a defense that, anchored by goalie Matt Koziol, proved tough when necessary down the stretch, WG displayed most of the qualities that have marked its championship teams of the past, even though it's the Wildcats' first state finals appearance since 2008.

from the Garden City Patch
Dale Stasco came off of the bench to score his only goal of the game with just two seconds left in the fourth quarter, giving Garden City a 10-9 win over Niskayuna in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association boy’s lacrosse semifinal game.

from LoHud.com
Brewster Warble collected a pass from Reilly Walsh, dodged inside the defense and delivered a man-up goal three minutes into overtime that gave Bronxville a 14-13 win over Shoreham-Wading River this evening at Marist College and put the Broncos in the state championship game.

from Newsday
The play started with the ball in the hands of Garden City's best player and one of the best attacks in the country, Justin Guterding. It was no surprise that coming out of a timeout, the Trojans would call on No. 1 to make something happen.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Over 1,200 players will visit Tully High School this weekend to participate in the Fourth Annual Girls of Summer Classic.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The 2013 NCAA Division II National Champion Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team will be invited to City Hall on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. to be recognized by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Joining members of the team will be Le Moyne College President Dr. Fred Pestello, along with Dolphin Head Coach Dan Sheehan.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Champion’s Cup visited Tim Horton’s this morning and fueled up for a full day of events as the team continued its Cup Tour. The National Lacrosse League’s most coveted trophy made stops at the Paul Road and Jefferson Road locations.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is among nine national sports organizations invited to participate in a roundtable discussion about youth sports safety, sponsored by the National Football League. The gathering will take place at NFL Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, and will be open to invited media bloggers.

from Inside Lacrosse
It looks like plans to allow lacrosse sticks to be carried on to planes have been scrapped.
Wednesday June 5, 2013 9:00AM
from SportsFive.net
The best local resource if you're heading to the games today and/or the Championships on Saturday.

from ClarenceLax.com
Junior attackman Connor Fields finished off an incredible season by scoring 11 goals and 2 assists for the Tigers. Fields has now set the New York State record for most goals in a season with 129.

12:15AM
from the Brighton-Pittsford Post
Thanks to the explosion in popularity of women’s lacrosse, opportunities have never been better for high school players. Rush-Henrietta graduates Alexis MacMillan and Jessica Bombard are taking full advantage.

from Syracuse.com
The top senior girls lacrosse players in Central New York will play one final high school game on Monday night to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Section III Exceptional Senior Game will start at 7 p.m. at Marcellus High School and the proceeds will go to the Komen CNY Race for the Cure – We’ve Got This team in memory of Sue Wolfram.

from The Oneida Dispatch
It was only two years ago that Cazenovia’s boys lacrosse team captured its first state championship. Head coach Jim Longo said the 2011 NYSPHSAA Class C state champions was a special group of players. He added this year’s team is no different and Longo and his squad will look to continue another special season when they face Penn Yan Wednesday night in the state semifinal.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is camped out in Upstate N.Y. for the week as the New York State high school lacrosse championships unfold. St. John Fisher College, located just outside Rochester, is the site of this year's finals, but also hosted the Far West Regionals this past weekend and will host the Upstate portion of the semifinals this Wednesday.

from Syracuse Athletics
Two members of the Syracuse women's lacrosse incoming class have been named to the Under Armour All-America team. Taylor Poplawksi and Kelsey Youmell will participate in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, July 6 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

from RIT Athletics
Senior #Carly Augustyn# of the RIT women’s lacrosse team was named a 2013 Co-SIDA Capital One Academic All-American Division III Women's At-Large Team Third Team All-American, as the organization announced the prestigious honor on Tuesday, June 4.

from LaxPower.com
"I am extremely grateful and excited at having the unique opportunity to start the women's lacrosse program at Illinois Wesleyan," said Rosecrans, a native of Niskayuna, N.Y., and a 2009 graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“The Knighthawks are proud to share our NLL championship with our fans and corporate partners here in Rochester,” said Knighthawks President Lewis Staats. “The victory parade and celebration at City Hall on Monday, along with our fan event at the BCA, kicked off an exciting week. The Knighthawks are giving as many people as possible the opportunity to share the Champion’s Cup.”
Tuesday June 4, 2013 9:30AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
When I started Road Trip Dad about 17 months ago, I never dreamed I’d drive to Michigan, let alone Colorado, to support my sons’ lacrosse interests. But I made it out to Adrian, MI in March, and here I am writing about this week’s road trip to Denver.

from Indian Country Today
An online petition has been started to help the Haudenosaunee in their effort to be restored to their justifiably rightful spot in the Blue Division. Without question, the Nationals are one of the Top 3 national teams in the world, along with the U.S. and Canada. The petition, which is seeking 5,000 signatures and can be found online here, states:

from SportsFive.net
The Western region which comprises champions from Section 5 and Section Six will play the Champions from Sections 3 and 4 which comprise the Central region in the "UpState Championship". Those semi final games will be played at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday, June 5th as follows:

from CNYCentral.com
When Cassandra Minerd looked around at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, she was in awe, as she was in the same room with the best players in Division I men's and women's lacrosse. (with video 1:28)

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League invites fans to suggest candidates for the next round of nominations for the NLL Hall of Fame. Fans can submit their suggestions via the National Lacrosse League's Facebook page until Friday, June 14, 2013. The Hall of Fame selection criteria is listed below.

12:15AM
from Clarkson Athletics
After helping to lead the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team to the best season ever in the program’s 35-year history, Ben Gaebel has been named as the Golden Knights’ new full-time head coach. Gaebel, who served as an interim co-head coach this spring, guided the Green and Gold to an 11-5 overall record. Clarkson, which placed four Golden Knights on the Liberty League All-Star team, narrowly missed out on a conference tournament berth, holding a 4-5 league mark.

from WHEC-TV
A lacrosse tournament Sunday honored the life of one young Pittsford teenager who died much too soon. Jeffrey Milano-Johnson was just 14 years-old when he died suddenly from a cerebral aneurysm while warming up for a lacrosse game back in 2007. (Video 0:31)

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for week 5 of the 2013 season, which concluded on June 2. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. This week's Warrior Offensive Player of the Week went to Hamilton's Stephen Keogh, while Rochester's John Galloway took home the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. New York's Rob Pannell earned Cascade Rookie of the Week honors in his MLL debut.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse finished the season ranked No. 3 in the final Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll released on Monday, June 3. The Orange advanced to the national semifinals in 2013 for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in the last six years.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Section 5 champs always have a colorful kit to show off the Mustangs' royal, orange and white, and this year might be one of their best so far.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Fans lined Exchange Street outside of The Blue Cross Arena to cheer for the players and staff members, who were escorted to City Hall in a procession of vehicles. The impressive assembly of vehicles included the Watkins Glen and Ohsweken Speedway pace cars, a Knighthawks-themed SUV owned by season ticket holder Jason Childers and Curt Styres’ personal Shelby Mustangs.
Monday June 3, 2013 8:30AM
from cnweekly.com
Minisink Valley’s Jake Levins was a threat that the Shenendehowa boys varsity lacrosse team had to contend with Saturday night in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A regional final at the University of Albany. Levins scored seven of the visitor’s nine goals.

12:15AM

from Lax 3.0
Jamesville-DeWitt's Jordan Evans with 168 points heading into the NYS Class B semi's.

from The Gates-Chili Post
For Canandaigua boys lacrosse coach Ed Mulheron, Saturday’s 12-3 loss to Section 6 champion Hamburg in the New York State Class B Western Regional at St. John Fisher College was not a fair indication of the season his team had.

from Inside Lacrosse
This weekend saw a host of exciting games taking place across New York. One of the most thrilling was Penfeild's thrilling 12-11 win over Orchard Park in the Section 5-Section 6 Class A quarterfinal matchup held at St. John Fisher College Saturday night.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Jordan MacIntosh (RIT) scored a hat trick while Kevin Leveille (UMASS) added two goals and two assists for the Rattlers. Rochester goalie John Galloway turned in his best effort of the season as he made 16 saves and only allowed seven goals to secure the win for Rochester.
Sunday June 2, 2013 9:45AM
from Syracuse.com
While Section III champions swept through the regional final games on Saturday afternoon and evening at West Genesee High School, the same scenario played out at Kingston High School.

from Syracuse.com
Sophomore Taylor Gebhardt scored three of her team's four second-half goals, and Nicole Burrows made some big saves down the stretch as Baldwinsville defeated Section IV champion Corning-Painted Post tonight in a state quarterfinal game at West Genesee High School.

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from Syracuse.com
The Christian Brothers Academy girls are playing in a new classification this season, but the Brothers were hungry as ever to return to the state final four.

from Syracuse.com
The Lakers won too many draw controls, kept too much possession, and never let the Massena offense get untracked in a 21-3 victory.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Class A Patriots and Class C Cougars each took a step closer Saturday to getting a second crack at that, and perennial Class B power Brighton will join them in Friday’s state semifinals, back on familiar ground, at SUNY Cortland. All three schools won their quarterfinal or Far West Regional matchups with ease, blasting their Buffalo-area foes at East Irondequoit Eastridge High School.

from the Buffalo News
Scroll down for highlights and post-game interviews.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Nothing has come easy for Penfield all season, so why would anyone expect that Saturday night’s Class A boys lacrosse state quarterfinal game would be any different?

from SportsFive.net
Section Five Champion, Penn Yan, scored four of the last five goals to secure a 11-7 win over Section Six Champion, Silver Creek. Penn Yan scored five straight goals spanning the late second and early third quarters.

from The Saratogian
Many thought Shenendehowa boys lacrosse was a lock to capture a regional championship Saturday night at UAlbany's John Fallon Field. It was closer than some anticipated, but the Plainsmen got the job done.

12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Three times, shots by West Genesee players clanged off the pipe or crossbar. Karma was in the house. The Wildcats and their beloved coach kept believing that somehow. They did.

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin
In a game befitting two traditional powers, a bounce shot off the pipe in the final minute of regulation was all that separated the Wildcats (14-5) and the Little Red (15-3) from overtime. Ithaca junior Eric Barr’s bounce shot clanged off the pipe and the Wildcats corralled the loose ball and escaped.

from Syracuse.com
. . . Evans went to work. He scooped up the ground ball and gathered himself. With a triple-team staring him down, Evans split the players, using a swim move with his stick. He continued to the goal, then flipped a left-handed behind-the-back pass to teammate Griffin Feiner, who finished for the dunk and a goal.

from Syracuse.com
Connor Cannizzaro had his moments of frustration with Charnetsky, but he ultimately made him pay a huge price. The Cazenovia High School star scored eight goals and had three assists to lead the Lakers to a 19-8 win over Johnson City in a Class C state quarterfinal game on Saturday.

from The Auburn Citizen
For the fifth time in the history of Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse there will be a trip to the New York State Final Four. “This is so fun, especially with this team,” eighth-grader Kyla Sears said after she scored two goals and helped out on three others. “We have grown into a family.”
Saturday June 1, 2013 8:15AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
The Massena Central girls lacrosse team will look to extend an historic postseason today as it gets set to take on Section 3 champion Skaneateles in the quarterfinals of the state Class C tournament at West Genesee High School. Massena faces Skaneateles at 3 p.m. Time Warner will broadcast the game on its sports channel.

from the Albany Times-Union
The Shenendehowa and Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse teams will face opponents from Section IX on Saturday for a chance to earn trips to Wednesday’s state semifinals at Marist.

from The Saratogian
Saturday’s regional final comes just 48 hours after Shenendehowa’s 13-8 win over Mamaroneck in the semifinal round. In addition to the quick turnaround, the team practiced in 90-degree heat Friday, and did so minus several players who used the day to rest.

from DelmarvaNow.com
Salisbury is blessed with its own role model for achievement. Salisbury University men’s lacrosse coach Jim Berkman (Watertown) has been selected for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in October.

from Inside Lacrosse
In what many believe is the nation’s premier and only “uncommitted” showcase event, the 3rd Annual Prep School Lacrosse Showcase will be held this Sunday June 2, 2013 at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT. The Showcase includes 16 teams and 320 of the top “uncommitted” underclassman representing graduation year 2014, 2015 & 2016 and over 90 prep/high schools from as far away as California and Florida

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native and Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will host two Sharp Shooter Academy programs in July at All Star Sports Arena. Kids will have opportunity to learn from the four-time World Champion and four-time college All-American.

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from ILTelevision.com
The five Tewaaraton Finalists met at the Museum of the American Indian Thursday night in Washington, D.C. for the annual gala that celebrates excellence in lacrosse. 2013 Tewaaraton Winner Rob Pannell of Cornell talked to IL's Casey Vock about his fantastic career at Cornell and what it means to be honored with the sport's highest individual award.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"There's no consolation to a national championship, and there never will be, but I think this award says a lot about the team I was on this year, and the 15 other seniors along with myself, and the 40 other players who played great all season," Pannell said.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that open tryout applications are now available for players interested in competing for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its gold medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Applications are due by June 30, with tryouts to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2013 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.

from Syracuse.com
Intense and anxious moments can dissolve quickly into some of the best parts of high school sports. There was one such moment on Tuesday during the Class C Section III high school girls lacrosse championship game at the Carrier Dome.

from metroWNY.com
Allie Stewart was only a sixth grader at the time, but she remembers vividly the last and only time the Lancaster girls lacrosse team advanced to the state tournament. The Redskins became — and are still to this day — the lone girls lacrosse team from Western New York to win a Far West Regional over its Section V counterpart with that huge victory in 2008.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 2013 NLL Championship Parade on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The Knighthawks will also hold a Championship Celebration at The Blue Cross Arena from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

from Inside Lacrosse
This June 1st and 2nd ER Lacrosse will hold a youth lacrosse tournament in Syracuse, New York, one of the country's major hotbeds of lacrosse. This will be the first annual tourney hosted by ER, a company that is comprised of local lacrosse enthusiasts, coaches and West Genesee grads. Eric, Ryan and Adam have put together an event that will be the premier youth lacrosse tournament in Upstate New York this year.

from LoHud.com

from LoHud.com
Here is the list of All-American selections from the annual meeting of Section 1 coaching minds. You know my rules about these kinds of teams, please show a great deal of respect for the players chosen, but if you feel somebody has been overlooked, go ahead, drop that name.

from metroWNY.com
For the fourth year in a row, the Bishop Timon St. Jude lacrosse team reigns supreme in the Monsignor Martin League. The Tigers earned the four-peat with an 18-8 victory over the St. Joe’s Marauders at Nichols on Tuesday evening.