Under a Saturday morning sky of Westhill blue, the Warriors lacrosse team came home. For the first time in almost two years, the Westhill High school boys lacrosse team played a home game on campus. It was a successful return as the Warriors opened the 2013 season with a 13-3 victory over General Brown.
Just in time, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team found the target. The Wildcats never led in Saturday's season opener against Section V power Penfield until the fourth quarter, but surged just in time with three late goals and emerged with a 5-3 victory over the Patriots.
With most teams taking the weekend off, there were only three games scheduled for today. Penn Yan hosted HF-L and junior goalie Brandon Maciejewski earned a rare shutout as the Mustangs won 18-0. Canandaigua broke a 3-3 tie with Churchville-Chili at halftime and won their game at Hobart College 10-4. Penfield traveled to West Genesee where the Wildcats won 5-3.
A run to last season's Section III Class C semifinals has the Marcellus boys lacrosse team hungry to see if it can go even further. Led by head coach Leo McInerney, the Mustangs began play in 2013 by hosting the Finger Lakes Classic and splitting a pair of contests against CNY Counties league opponents.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team opened up Empire 8 Conference play on Saturday with a convincing 13-5 victory over Hartwick College. The Pioneers advanced their record to 6-1 overall while extending their best start in program-history.
Casey Balzer (Sr., Nassau, N.Y.) and Chris Porten (Auburn) scored twice in the final thirty seconds of regulation to complete a 10-9 come-from-behind win for the Oswego State men's lacrosse team (6-1, 1-0 SUNYAC) against Brockport (2-6, 0-1) Saturday afternoon.
A slow start from The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team proved to be a minor blip as the Golden Eagles cruised to a 16-11 victory for the team's first State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over Oneonta on Saturday afternoon. Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) scored a season-high four goals on the day.
Paige, in his 15th season leading the Green and Gold, is Keuka’s longest-tenured head coach, and after Saturday’s impressive 14-9 win over arch rival Morrisville State, he earned win number 100 with the Storm.
Five-point performances from both Claire Petersen and Demmianne Cook helped Stony Brook defeat UAlbany, 9-2, on Saturday afternoon. The Great Danes look to bounce back on Wednesday, April 3 at Nickerson Field.
The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Toronto Rock by a final of 12-8 at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night, earning their first regular season win over their Canadian rivals since January 20, 2010.
In a tight game that featured eight ties, No. 5/6 Syracuse couldn't hold on to a second-half lead as No. 4/4 Northwestern posted a 13-12 victory on Saturday, Mar. 30 in Evanston, Ill. The Wildcats scored twice in the final 10:32 to end the Orange's three-game winning streak in a rematch of last season's national championship game.
Saturday was Senior Day on Schoellkopf Field, and the Big Red honored 16 seniors for their contributions to the program before the team's game against Dartmouth. Many of the seniors factored into a dominant 21-5 victory, including four points from Steve Mock, three ground balls from Jason Noble and five saves from A.J. Fiore.
Junior Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic) scored a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists and senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) tied his career high with 16 saves to lead the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win at 18th-ranked Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC opener for both schools.
Lyle, Miles, and Ty Thompson racked up 18 total points on 13 goals and five assists, to propel UAlbany past Binghamton, 21-8, on Saturday, March 30 in the America East Conference men's lacrosse opener for both programs.
The William Smith College lacrosse team held off a late rally by Union to secure a 15-14 win in the Liberty League opener for both teams teams played this afternoon in Schenectady, N.Y. First-year goalie Marina Guigli finished with 10 saves, including two huge saves in the final minute, to secure the win for the Herons.
Sophomore midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) scored three goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 14-5 win over Saint Anselm College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team picked up a signature win on Saturday afternoon, as the Saints defeated nationally-ranked Union College by the score of 4-3 at Hall-Leet Stadium. Senior Mac Johnson scored the game-winning goal with 7:25 remaining in regulation off a beautiful pass from Garrett Gagne.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team exploded offensively for a 23-5 win against VMI Saturday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Tenney Stadium. Marist’s 23 goals are tied for the most goals scored in NCAA men’s lacrosse this season.
Richie Hurley scored a career-high five points and Colin Clive added four goals including the game-winner as Siena Lacrosse beat Manhattan 11-8 in its MAAC home opener at Siena Turf Field. Matt Sharp added 11 saves for the Saints which have won eight in a row over the Jaspers.
The fourth-ranked University of Denver lacrosse team controlled the faceoff X and made the most of its possessions, earning a 14-5 victory over Hobart College at Boswell Field this afternoon. The Pioneers improved to 7-2 overall, 3-0 in the ECAC Lacrosse League while the Statesmen slip to 4-5, 1-2.
Photos by Rich Barnes
Casey Balzer (Sr., Nassau, N.Y.) and Chris Porten (Jr., Auburn, N.Y.) scored twice in the final thirty seconds of regulation to complete a 10-9 come-from-behind win for the Oswego State men's lacrosse team (6-1, 1-0 SUNYAC) against Brockport (2-6, 0-1) Saturday afternoon.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (4-2) completed its four-game road trip with an 11-8 victory over Castleton State (5-3) on Saturday afternoon. Juniors Rob Kunz (2g-2a) and Derek Frost (3g-0a) led the Bears offense.
Sophomore Alex Fisher netted the game-winning goal with 7:42 left to play as the Binghamton women’s lacrosse knocked off Vermont 7-6, Saturday afternoon in America East action from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (2-6, 1-0 AE), who opened league play against the Catamounts (5-7, 0-2 AE), snapped a 10-game conference losing streak.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team suffered its third straight defeat on Saturday afternoon, falling 12-10 to Princeton as its late comeback attempt fell short. The No. 11 Big Red (6-3, 2-2 Ivy League) led 8-7 at halftime, but the visiting Tigers (6-3, 3-0) scored five consecutive goals at the start of the second half to take a 12-8 lead that it would not relinquish.
The Canisius College women’s lacrosse team opened Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action with a 16-5 win over Iona on Saturday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. The reigning conference champion Golden Griffins improve to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference, as the Gaels drop to 2-9 on the season and 0-1 in the MAAC.
Senior Ben Winkler (Rodman, NY/IHC)'s 100th career goal will go down as a memorable one, not only because it made him just one of three players in program-history to reach the century mark, but more importantly it helped the Utica College men's lacrosse team defeat visiting Misericordia University, 10-9, in overtime on Friday night at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The back in forth contest was eventually closed out by Winkler when he took a pass in front from teammate Joe Schoen (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro), with 1:23 left in the first overtime, and scored his 100th career goal to help the Pioneers improve to 4-3 overall on the year.
Gavin Abbott scored three goals and Jimmy Zervos added two goals and four assists in the first quarter as the Binghamton boys lacrosse team went on to defeat Newburgh 19-2 in a nonleague matchup on Friday night.
It took a little while for the Saratoga Springs High School girls lacrosse team to get going Friday morning at Skidmore College against Ballston Spa. Once they did, though, the Blue Streaks were nearly unstoppable.
Ask Cornell men’s lacrosse coach Ben DeLuca what he is pleased with so far this season, and you get a long answer. But ask him the key ingredient in each of those areas, and he will tell you how important this 16-member senior class has been in the program’s development. (with video 1:13)
For the second straight game, John Desko pulled Chris Daddio out of the faceoff X. For the second straight game, he gave his faceoff specialist a second chance. This time, however, that second chance paid off.
Ninth-ranked Syracuse found the net on over half the shots it took and cruised to a 12-1 halftime lead on the way to a 17-5 win over Canisius (1-7) on Friday night. The victory was the 200th for the Orange in the Carrier Dome. Sophomore Kevin Rice led the way for Syracuse (6-2) with three goals and three assists. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
Brett McClelland completed his hat trick with 1:51 left in overtime to lift the nationally-ranked No. 18 Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team to a hard-fought 8-7 win over the Clarkson Golden Knights.
The test can’t get more difficult for the nationally-ranked Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team. The Cardinals open their SUNY Athletic Conference season today against the No. 1-ranked team in the country in Division III.
The Toronto Rock (9-4) scored nine straight goals in the second half to hand the Buffalo Bandits (5-8) their fifth-straight loss with an 18-11 home win before a crowd of 11,546 at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night.
Playing at home has not been an easy task for the Knighthawks this season. Only two of the nine teams in the NLL have more wins at home than Rochester does on the road. Outside of Minnesota and Washington, home field appears to be more of a disadvantage for the Knighthawks.
Area athletes have been waiting for the weather to turn and games to begin since their first day of practice March 4. Ballston Spa’s boys lacrosse team showed just how ready it was less than a minute into its season-opener Friday.
Playing on one varsity sports team as an underclassmen takes a lot of hardwork and determination. Playing on two is even more difficult. Being a key member of the State Champion Jamesville-DeWitt/Christian Brothers Academy hockey team and a member of the winning Varsity Boys Lacrosse team as either a freshman or sophomore is even more outstanding. Both J-D High School freshman Sam Mueller and sophomore Ryan Durkin are doing just that.
Arguably the most sought-after piece of traditional lacrosse equipment in the world, Alf's sticks are currently running for $350 and, if you're looking to acquire one, will require at least a half a year on a waiting list. But here's your chance to win one by way of a raffle that will benefit the Redhawks lacrosse program.
Behind a career performance by sophomore attackman Kevin Rice, No. 9 Syracuse (6-2) recorded its 200th Carrier Dome victory with a 17-5 triumph against visiting Canisius (1-7) on Friday, March 29. Rice totaled six points on three goals and three assists to power the Orange past the Golden Griffins.
Six players each scored two goals as the ninth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team defeated Southern New Hampshire University, 17-3, on Friday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The year was 2007 and the "What's the best conference in Division III" argument had reached a fever pitch. Sure, the NESCAC-ophiles were probably the loudest, shouting from Landcruisers, typing from yachts and even having their border collies bark. We all heard the message(boards) loud and clear: the NESCAC was composed of either heavyweights (Midd and Wesleyan at the time), upstarts (Tufts), or pesky teams who could contend on any given year.
Both teams enter Saturday coming off a win and a successful non-conference slate. Binghamton (4-4) defeated visiting Quinnipiac 11-9 on March 23 thanks to a late 5-2 run that propelled the Bearcats to their third home victory of the season. Junior Matt Springer netted three goals and sophomore Tucker Nelson reeled off four points (1 G, 3 A) in the comeback win.
UAlbany visits Binghamton for the ninth game of the 2013 season, and the first of the America East Conference slate. The Great Danes are 5-3 on the season after defeating Harvard, 16-7, in non-conference action on Tuesday.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team, returning home after a three-game road stretch, will face another challenging Ivy League opponent this weekend when Princeton comes to Schoellkopf Field. The No. 11 Big Red and the Tigers will square off on Saturday at 3 p.m. as part of Cornell's annual “Shootout Cancer” game.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team looks to snap a two game slide on Friday afternoon when it hosts Misericordia University in a non-conference competition at the friendly confines of Charles A. Gaetano Stadium (4 p.m.). Follow the game live: Fans can follow the contest live online through live video at www.empire8.tv, or live stats: Click Here … Fans can also receive live updates on Twitter by following @UCPioneers.
The University at Albany (6-3, 1-0 America East) will head down to Stony Brook, N.Y. to face the 13/13 ranked Seawolves (9-2, 1-0 America East) for first place in the America East Conference on Saturday, March 30 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. These two teams last met in the conference finals on May 5, 2012 at Nickerson Field. The Great Danes finished on top in a thrilling 9-7 contest. UAlbany has a slight lead in the all-time series, 7-5.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will host the nationally-ranked University of Devnver in an ECAC Lacrosse League showdown on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation on Saturday, March 30. The game, which will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, is slated to begin at 1:07 p.m.
Binghamton University's Athlete of the Week is women's lacrosse player Katherine Hunsberger. The senior captain led the Bearcats to their first win of the season, scoring a game-high five goals in a 10-7 victory over Siena last week.
Earlier this week Syracuse University-bound Evans scored four goals and 10 assists in J-D's 20-3 win over Whiteboro, for a two game total of 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points.
Photos from Rich Barnes
Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse lost eight seniors off of its 2012 state semifinal team. And the Brothers just got moved up to Class B this season. So why isn’t coach Doug Sedgwick worried? (with video)
What the Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) girls’ lacrosse team wants to make clear early on is that business proceeds as usual despite their new home in Class B. The Brothers, 2011 state Class C champions and a state semifinalist a season ago, followed up a season-opening 16-2 win over Fulton with a 16-7 drubbing of East Syracuse-Minoa on Thursday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.
Do not, for one second, worry about the West Genesee girls lacrosse team. Sure, many of the key players that helped the Wildcats attain a sixth state Class A championship a season ago are gone, but what remains is a strong system - and players, familiar and new, ready to implement that system to maximum effect.
Someone new, and someone familiar, had a large part in giving the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team a successful launch to the 2013 season. Max Smith, taking over in goal, had a superb first half to keep his team close, and then Alex Brownlee took over on the offensive end in the second half to push the Lakers past Baldwinsville 7-5 Thursday in the Finger Lakes Classic at Marcellus High School.
There were nine games played in the section today. Canandaigua scored five goals late in their game to defeat Penfield 7-5. Head Coach Andrew Whipple was the "Whipple-Winner" as Pittsford defeated his brother's team from Irondequoit 7-2. Brighton beat Schroeder 8-7 and Victor beat Rush-Henrietta 17-11. The other winners were Wayne, Gananda, Livonia, Gates Chili and Hilton. Full game reports here.
The Bearcats made a huge addition to their team before the season without having to hit the recruiting trail. Matt Springer spent last season sidelined because of a foot injury that required two surgeries, but the most dangerous goal-scorer in program history has made his presence felt this season.
This weekend’s matchup will be a tale of two cities, as the Buffalo Bandits (5-7) take on the Toronto Rock (8-4) at the Air Canada Center on Friday night. Both teams are coming off of losses to the Edmonton Rush. However, the Rock have won three of their last five. The Bandits have won just one game in their last five. They are also on a four game losing streak.
Ashley Caporizzo (Cicero-N. Syracuse) had four goals and five assists to help lead Buffalo State (5-3) past Western Connecticut State (2-3), 13-12, in a non-conference game this morning at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.
No. 5/6 Syracuse (5-2) puts is three-game winning streak on the line when it takes on No. 4/4 Northwestern (8-1) on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2 p.m. Eastern time in Evanston, Ill. The game is a rematch of last year's national championship game which the Wildcats won, 8-6.
On Saturday, one of the most anticipated games of the season will take place in Evanston, Ill. as Northwestern hosts Syracuse at 2 p.m. (ET). The game is a rematch of last year's national championship game, which the Wildcats won 8-6 to capture a seventh title in eight seasons.
It was a time for celebration on Wednesday afternoon at Canandaigua Academy as friends, family, faculty and coaches gathered to honor 11 student-athletes who recently signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.
No. 9 Syracuse (5-2) returns from a two-game road trip to host Canisius (1-6) in a non-conference game Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The contest represents the first time Syracuse will face a MAAC opponent during the regular season.
Middlebury College's Nate Gaudio made 10 saves and the nationally ranked No. 11 Panthers held on for a 6-5 NESCAC win against Hamilton College at Middlebury's Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on March 27.
The Hamilton Nationals announced today that the Major League Lacrosse team has acquired midfielder Roy Lang and a first-round pick in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft from the Ohio Machine in exchange for goalie Scott Rodgers, a second-round pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft and defenseman Chad Wiedmaier.
CNY Road Hawks Appoints Kristy Kimball of the Kimball foundation to lead the CNY Road Hawks non-profit organization nationwide as CEO. Kristy is a native of Fayetteville Manlius, and a NCAA student/Athlete graduate of UNC.
The defending Section III Class A champions opened their season on the turf at rival Cicero-North Syracuse tonight and, after rolling to an early 4-0 lead, had to hang on at the end to go home with a 7-6 victory and a 1-0 start to the season.
Ric “The Beast” Beardsley played lacrosse at Syracuse University from 1992 to 1995. But he wasn’t just another Orangemen. In his four years, Beardsley cemented himself as one of the best defenseman in the history of the program. Beardsley was a four-time All-American and guided the ‘Cuse to National Championships in 1993 and 1995.
With the snow coming down at St. Joe’s, the officials conferred with lacrosse coach Peter Hudecki. “Are we really going to play?” Hudecki and his players were up for it, and so was Williamsville East, so the host Marauders opened their season with a snowy, 10-9 victory Wednesday evening.
Tyler Ford scored twice as Owego took a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and cruised to an 11-5 lead over Seton Catholic Central in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse matchup at Owego Wednesday night.
Randy Staats, who will play at Syracuse next year, tallied four goals and seven assists to lead the Lazers. Fourteen players scored for OCC and goalie James Maxwell led three Lazers netminders with eight saves.
Lamolinara's consistent positive attitude and improved confidence have played a major role in the junior's one-year turnaround. His 7.8 goals against average is down nearly two scores from last year, and he has turned back 60.9 percent of the shots he has faced, good for fifth in the country.
Inside Red Dragon Sports is a weekly show hosted by Assistant Athletics Director Geoff Hassard, where coaches and student athletes talk about their college athletics experiences. In this episode, we talk with members of the Men's Lacrosse Team.
In a tight defensive game, the Clarkson University Lacrosse team fell just short in its bid for an upset win on the road, falling at 18th-ranked Plattsburgh State 8-7 in overtime in non-league action on Wednesday afternoon.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (3-2) repeatedly rallied against Kean University (7-1), but fell 11-10 in a thriller on Wednesday night. Sean Bobal scored a game-high five goals for the hosts, while senior midfielder Pat Morrill led the Bears with three goals.
Junior Taylor Smith (Webster-Schroeder) scored five goals, including the winner off a missed shot with just 33 seconds left, as the Keuka College women's lacrosse team rallied past Hartwick College 7-6 on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Joey Spooner scored a game-high six goals as the Jefferson Community College men’s lacrosse team rallied to a 17-16 Region 3 East Division victory over Tompkins Cortland Community College on Wednesday.
Host Nazareth scored six of the game's first seven goals and then held off a third-quarter charge by Utica Wednesday as the Golden Flyers defeated the Pioneers in an Empire 8 Conference men's lacrosse game, 14-8.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its third-straight game, taking down the host College at Brockport 13-10 on a chilly Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 6-2 on the year, while the Golden Eagles fall to 5-2.
Sophomore Matt Rakoczy (Clifton Park/Albany Academy) scored 48 seconds into the second overtime as the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team rallied for a 12-11 victory versus third-ranked RIT Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their third overtime game of the season and second in a row to improve to 7-0, while the Tigers fell to 6-2 with both of their setbacks coming in extra time.
Last year, the Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse team came close to making history. The Brothers pushed Shenendehowa into overtime before losing 11-10 to the Plainsmen in the Section II Class A finals. Had they won, they would have been the first non-Suburban Council team to reach the championship game.
The way coach Mike Joyce sees it, the Colonie boys lacrosse team can only go up from its 3-13 season in 2012. “We have to focus on ourselves and try to get better as the season goes on,” said Joyce. “We didn’t do that last year.”
No. 5/6 Syracuse scored four goals in the first five minutes and went on to a 17-12 win at Boston College on Wednesday, Mar. 27. The Orange extends its winning streak to three and improves its record to 5-2, while the Eagles go to 4-6.
Senior Jesse Elliott (Shenendehowa) of The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles to a 1-1 week with 13 points.
It’s not to say that NJCAA Lacrosse isn’t interesting all the time (it is…), but this week was something special, and it showcases how the JuCo ranks are expanding, and continually improving, and why you should probably be paying more attention to it! Upsets, parity, and plenty of scoring: JuCo is the real deal!
The cornerstone to the Rochester defense is none other than two-time NLL Goaltender of the Year Matt Vinc. As a duo, Vinc and Angus Goodleaf have a league-low 10.30 goals-against average. They also combined for 54 saves against Buffalo on February 9th, which is tied for the most in a game this season.
Syracuse University-bound attackman Jordan Evans opened his senior season with four goals and 10 assists to lead Jamesville-DeWitt to a 20-3 victory over Whitesboro in a high school boys lacrosse game played at Herkimer County Community College on Tuesday night.
They kicked down the door and vanquished the beast. The Liverpool High School boys lacrosse team wants to build on the momentum of its 2012 season in which it defeated mighty West Genesee to win the Class A Section III championship.
John Hill finished with two goals and ignited a 6-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters as Webster Thomas erased a four-goal deficit to capture a 9-7 victory in a Monroe County boys lacrosse game Tuesday. (Photos)
The 2012 season was a landmark one for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse. For the first time in program history, the Spartans finished above .500 at 10-8, and they advanced to the Section II Class B championship game.
Devin McKercher tied the game with 41 seconds left in the first overtime period, then won it 2:06 into the second, as the Vestal girls lacrosse team survived against visiting Ithaca, 13-12, Tuesday in a Section 4 conference game.
The Corning girls lacrosse team held off and ultimately pulled away from Horseheads Tuesday in the teams’ Section IV League opener, which saw the Hawks take a 12-6 win out of Memorial Stadium on a chilly March night.
Call it fate, or whatever you want, but in the spring of 1976 Messere began what has turned out to be the greatest lacrosse coaching career in history, because he has won more games than any other high school coach — or college coach — in history with a phenomenal 757-55 record in 37 years. He has won an incredible 93 percent of his games and a national-record 15 state championships to go along with six runner-up finishes.
Behind four goals and four assists from Lyle Thompson, UAlbany returned to its winning form, defeating Harvard, 16-7, on the road in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Great Danes improve to 5-3 on the season, while Harvard drops to 4-4.
Colgate (6-5) saw Amanda O'Sullivan, Emily Peebles and Monica White each tallied hat tricks in the win. O'Sullivan, Ark and Brooke Flanagan tied for the team-high in points with four. Flanagan led the way with four helpers on the day. Overall, Colgate had eight different goal scorers as the Raiders tied their season-high for goals in a game, which also happened against Bucknell earlier this season.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team dropped its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, as nationally-ranked No. 19 Geneseo earned a 16-7 win over the Saints in Geneseo, NY. Senior co-captains Stephanie O'Rourke and Brigid Hurley each had a pair of goals for the Scarlet and Brown in the loss.
Ingalls helped lead nationally third-ranked Cortland (6-1) to a pair of road wins last week in her first two collegiate starts. In a 15-5 victory at St. Lawrence on Thursday, Ingalls made 12 saves. She then stopped six shots in a 9-8 win at 14th-ranked Ithaca on Saturday.
Saturday's loss to Villanova provided Chris Daddio with unwanted flashbacks to last season. The SU faceoff specialist had been above 50 percent on the year at the X entering Saturday's contest with the Wildcats, but Thomas Croonquist's dominant 22-for-24 performance Saturday against the Orange brought back a flood of memories from 2012.
For the second straight year, the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (5-1) and Ithaca (6-1) were unable to settle things in regulation. However, the Lakers came up short as Andrew Bruce’s fourth goal of the contest nearly two minutes into overtime gave the No. 15 Bombers a 6-5 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Senior goalkeeper Connor Reagan made 24 saves, including 17 in the first half, as fifth-ranked Merrimack College upset the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, 5-3, on Tuesday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field in Northeast-10 Conference action.
Senior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua) scored a career-high four goals to lead the ninth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 19-1 win over American International on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Photos later today.
Senior Rob Pannell became the eighth Division I lacrosse player to reach 300 career points and Cornell used runs in each of the first three quarters to top Siena 17-9 on Tuesday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 8-1, while the Saints slipped to 2-7.
Senior midfielder Joe Cordrey scored twice and sophomore goalie Stefan Basile made four saves to lead No. 17 men's lacrosse to a 12-6 win over Elizabethtown. The visiting Dutchmen scored nine of the final 10 goals to rally from a first half deficit.
Cicero-North Syracuse got exceptionally balanced scoring as it opened the season with an 18-6 victory over Jamesville-DeWitt in a high school girls lacrosse game on Tuesday night. Four different Northstars finished with four points. Three others had three points.
William Smith College first-year Marina Guigli was selected the ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Guigli, who was tabbed the Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week on Monday, stopped a total of 21 shots in the Herons' two wins last week.
What cultures and people have shaped the sports we love that can elicit great passion in all of us? Fifteen students, led by Falk College sport management professor of practice Dennis Deninger, researched this question in great detail as part of SPM 300, "The History of Sport," which debuted during the fall 2012 semester. Their research is the basis for a one-hour documentary titled “America’s First Sport,” set to premiere in Syracuse on April 22.
Who are the best players at each position in the men's and women's college lacrosse? That question generates considerable debate. Assessments of players tend to be quite subjective. On the other hand, looking at traditional player statistics can often be misleading.
Hey everyone, Connor Buczek back to update you on all of the happenings of the Cornell men's lacrosse team this spring. I had the opportunity to blog for LaxMagazine.com about all of my experiences with the U.S. under-19 team this summer and was fortunate enough to be asked to keep you updated on our Big Red throughout the remainder of this spring. We are currently eight games into the season, holding a 7-1 overall record and a 2-0 record in Ivy League play.
Maverik Lacrosse and Cascade Lacrosse are proud to announce its partnership with the Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team for the 2014 World Championship in Denver. Australia will be receiving custom designed Maverik equipment while Cascade will be outfitting the team with custom helmets.
Hamilton College’s Rachel Friedman '13 and Katie D’Antonio '14 tallied five and four goals, respectively, and the nationally ranked No. 14 Continentals rolled past Buffalo State College 14-3 in a non-conference game at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., on March 25.
#5/6 Syracuse takes on Boston College in a midweek non-conference game on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 4 p.m. in Newton, Mass. The Orange has won two in a row to improve its record to 4-2, while the Eagles are 4-5 this season.
Meet Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua), who plays midfield for the Penn State Men’s lacrosse team. Despite being the brunt of jokes from both opposing teams and his own, he has never considered changing his last name, nor has he considered switching sports to badminton. And no, Buick has never offered him a free LaCrosse. It has never even LaCrossed his mind. In fact, Tom is very down-to-earth, in spite of his impressive Division I lacrosse career.
Fresh off a 2012 season that brought the first Section III championship to Liverpool in 23 years - before any of the players were born the boys lacrosse team is flush with confidence that it can go further. To the returning Warrior players, the expectations have only gotten bigger - win the last game.
Shenendehowa boys lacrosse head coach Chuck Holohan wasn't shy when asked about his team's goal for the upcoming 2013 season. "We always have one goal, and that's to get to the (Section II) championship game," he said.
Freshman Erannan Shattuck (Bishop Grimes) scored four goals, and was one of 11 different Laker players to score in the Oswego State women's lacrosse team's (3-2) 17-6 win over SUNY Canton (2-3) on Monday afternoon. Shattuck also added an assist for five points followed by three goals from Mackenzie Kjerstad (Jr., Baldwinsville) and a goal and two assists from Libby Sherman (Fr., Oswego).
After picking up a key Ivy League win on Saturday, the No. 3 Cornell men's lacrosse team will look to keep its momentum going in a midweek tilt at Schoellkopf Field against instate foe Siena on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. After dropping several close games in a row, the Saints are also coming off a big win over the weekend, as they defeated Providence, 13-11.
What, exactly, do we make of the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team halfway through this 2013 season? On the surface, a 5-2 record looks good. The Orange have had quality, consecutive wins over Virginia, St. John’s and Johns Hopkins, but it’s also had frustrating losses—the season opener at home against Albany and this past Saturday at Villanova.
A close examination of the points in this week's Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20 shows one thing is certain - Denver, Ohio St., Penn, and Penn St. have firm grips on the 4, 11, 12, and 17 positions. Everyone else is either breathing down someone's neck, or looking over their shoulder, and the best example of that can be found right at the top where one point separates the new #1 Cornell and the two #2's Maryland and Notre Dame.
“We improved on clearing the ball better, but we still need to work on that,” Mock said. “I think our defense made great stops all day and (goalie) A.J. (Fiore) played phenomenal. That’s something we can continue to build on going forward. Offensively, we moved the ball well and got a lot of assisted goals. We need to continue those things against Siena.”
It took everything the Red Dragons had to subdue Ithaca in double overtime on Friday night, but that, combined with a loss by Stevenson and some mildly underwhelming play out of Dickinson, has strengthed Cortland's stronghold atop the polls. The Dragons swept 17 of the 18 first place votes (Dickinson did manage one) and is over 20 points clear of the Red Devils.
The Dolphins keep chugging right along. Despite owning the same 7-0 record as Mercyhurst -- the team Le Moyne was tied with last week at No. 1 -- Dan Sheehan's troops were able to break free of the Lakers and stake sole claim to the first chair this week. Le Moyne will be able to strengthen -- or perhaps lose -- its grip on the top spot when it plays No. 5 Merrimack on Tuesday.
Following a pair of Northeast-10 Conference wins last week, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has assumed sole possession of first place in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning.
Senior Sarah Brown (West Genesee) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Week after leading The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a 2-0 week, upping the Golden Eagles record to 5-1 on the year.
William Smith first-year Marina Guigli was named the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Sophomore Abbie West garnered a spot on the league's honor roll.
Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray has been named the BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Murray led the Orange with eight points in its 18-7 victory against Connecticut in the league opener for both teams.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse team will host the ninth annual 21 Run on Sunday, April 14 at the Cornell Plantations, on Forest Home Drive in Ithaca, N.Y. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the 5K run/walk will kick off at 12:21 p.m.
With the 2013 spring season underway in some areas across the country, US Lacrosse continues to work tirelessly to ensure that this season is a great one. Meanwhile, US Lacrosse would also like to get YOUR feedback on the youth rules to help plan for the 2014 season.
In 1962, John Steinbeck published a piece of non-fiction entitled Travels With Charley, which detailed his cross country drive with his faithful poodle (Charlie). I read it back when I was in college and a few details have stuck with me all these years – Steinbeck described his time spent driving west on Route 104 to Niagara Falls, and he jury-rigged a washing machine of sorts in the back of his pick-up truck, suspending a large bucket of soap and water that would slosh his clothes clean as he drove.
Games are currently scheduled to be played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the week beginning March 25th. Tuesday and Thursday are definitely the busiest days. Game opponents, locations and times can all be found on SportsFive.Net.
The nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team built a 9-5 lead midway through the second half and held off a late Ithaca rally as the Red Dragons edged the 14th-ranked Bombers, 9-8, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Higgins Stadium.
The SUNY Canton men’s lacrosse team took control early of Sunday's game against Green Mountain College and never looked back as they blanked the Eagles 20-0 in Canton. The Roos (3-3) won their second game in a row and third in their last four outings, and in the last two contests have outscored their opponents 37-3.
The Mustangs reached the state finals last year with a young squad and return with a lot of those same players this year. Bradley Voigt, Inside Lacrosse's No. 33 ranked player in the 2014 class, got in touch with ILGear.com to share images of some of the gear Penn Yan will be wearing this season.
Senior attack Rachael Burek carried over her non-conference success with seven points in the America East Conference opener to help the University at Albany defeat New Hampshire, 11-6, on Sunday, March 24 at John Fallon Field.
Down by seven goals early in the second half at Penn, the Big Red women's lacrosse team was not ready to call it quits. Instead, on the tail end of an eight-day road trip, the Big Red rallied for an incredible seven consecutive goals to tie the contest with 1:22 left and force overtime. The Quakers scored the only goal of the extra period, though, and came away with a 12-11 victory at Franklin Field.
The Seawolves' nationally ranked scoring trio of Janine Hillier, Demmianne Cook and Claire Petersen combined for 18 points as No. 15/16 Stony Brook raced past Siena Women's Lacrosse 18-5 Sunday afternoon at Siena Turf Field. Katie Maguire led the Saints with a pair of goals.
Doing what he does best, a coaching mentor to young coaches and teacher to Lacrosse athletes, he has launched another local into the college coaching ranks. Road Hawk Coach and former JV Jordan Elbridge and CBA High Schools coach Todd Richardson has joined Elizabethtown College as Assistant coach. Todd graduated from Mercyhurst College where he experienced an NCAA title during his 4 years as a division II lacrosse player.
The Jreck Thruway League is a league created to give post collegiate players an opportunity to play competitive lacrosse while the collegiate and HS seasons are in full swing. Basically, we were tired of sitting on the couch and watching. Naming the League was based around a premise that we wanted to make travel easy and manageable for everyone.
Nazareth defeated visiting Rochester 8-6 in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Flyers scored the final six goals of the first half to take a 7-2 lead at the break. Seniors Alyssa Johnston and Megan Cregan each scored twice for Nazareth.
Freshman Luke Wooters scored four times and junior Chris Aycock scored twice Saturday for Nazareth as the Golden Flyers scored a methodical 9-5 win over Amherst in a non-conference game played at SUNY Albany.
Junior Jack Krzyston and sophomore Kyle Aquin each scored three goals to pace the No. 4 RIT (6-1, 1-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team to an 11-6 win at Clarkson University (4-2, 0-1 Liberty League) in the Liberty League opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon.
Freshman Keeley Rice (Potsdam, N.Y.) led the Roos largest offensive output of the season with a season-high seven points on four goals and three assists. Sophomore Tressa Goolden (Canton, N.Y.) fired in four goals. Junior Brooke Knight (Madrid, N.Y.) added three goals and one assist. Freshman Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, N.Y.) also scored three times, and sophomore Devyn Hutcheson (Oswego, N.Y.) and freshman Megan Poupore (Massena, N.Y.) contributed one score apiece.
The Elmira College Women's Lacrosse team outscored Nichols College 6-1 after halftime to cruise to a 12-6 victory Saturday afternoon at Mangelsdorf Field. The win improves the Soaring Eagles to 3-2, while the loss drops the Bison to 2-4.
No. 4 Syracuse (5-2, 2-1 BIG EAST) had its five-game winning streak stopped, losing 11-10 to Villanova (2-5, 1-0 BIG EAST) Saturday, March 23 at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats scored twice in the span of seven seconds with less than three minutes to play to pick up their first conference win of the season.
The win equation also shows that teams win through a combination of offense and defense. A great offense with an average defense will do the job, as will a great defense with an average offense. But the teams that win championships tend to be better than average on both sides of the field.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-7) dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday night to the streaking Edmonton Rush (7-5). The Bandits have also lost their last five at home. They were outscored 9-4 in the first half.
Steve Mock scored four goals, and Rob Pannell added two goals and an assist to become the Cornell men's lacrosse program's all-time leading scorer in a 10-5 victory over Penn on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. With the win, the No. 2 Big Red improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the No. 9 Quakers fall to 5-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Ivy League.
No. 4 Syracuse suffered its first loss since opening day, losing 11-10 to Villanova at Villanova Stadium on Saturday. The Orange led most of the game, but the Wildcats rallied past them thanks in large part to faceoff man Thomas Croonquist.
The Peter Baum-Ryan Walsh combination recorded matching hat tricks for the fourth consecutive game and Colgate overwhelmed Navy 11-3 here Saturday at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. The Raiders, 7-2, won their fourth in a row and improved to 2-0 in the Patriot League.
Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic Photos
After suffering four straight razor thin defeats, Siena Lacrosse got back on track in a big way Saturday. MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Danny Martinsen tallied five points and Matt Sharp made 14 saves as the Saints earned a 13-11 win at Big East foe Providence which entered the day amongst teams also receiving votes in the USILA Coaches' Poll.
Binghamton (4-4) used a late third quarter 3-0 run to propel themselves to an 11-9 non-conference victory over visiting Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Three players tallied two or more goals on the day for BU, led by junior Matt Springer’s three scores in a game that featured three ties and three lead changes.
Sarah Brown (West Genesee) continued her solid play for The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team as the senior recorded 11 points in a 19-9 victory over Stevens Tech on Saturday afternoon. Brown was one of nine Golden Eagles to score as Brockport improves to 5-1 on the year.
The top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team got multiple goals from four players en route to a 13-3 victory over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Junior captain Rob Kunz (IHC) scored the game-winning goal with 25 seconds left as the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (3-1) rallied late to defeat Utica College (3-2) 7-6 on the road. Six different Bears scored in the victory.
Junior attackman Alex Love became the ninth Statesman to record 100 career points in Division I, but Fairfield University spoiled the celebration, outlasting Hobart College 13-10 in an ECAC Lacrosse League game on Boswell Field. Love recorded four goals to hit the century mark on the nose.
For the second week in a row, Army sophomore attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) put up a hat trick to lead the Black Knights, but this Saturday it was not enough to produce a victory as his team suffered a 10-6 loss to No. 16/15 Lehigh in the Patriot League opener for both teams at Michie Stadium.
Despite four goals by Ty Thompson and six total points from Miles Thompson, #20 UAlbany fell to 15th-ranked Bucknell, 18-12, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes drop to 4-3 on the season, after ending a three-game win streak, while the Bison move to 8-1.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team staged a second half comeback but fell just short against the Adrian Bulldogs, dropping a 9-7 decision on the road on Saturday afternoon.. Brockport falls to 2-5 on the year.
While most of the spotlight is on Syracuse hoops, Orange Nation should also be paying attention to a lax team (5-1, 2-0) that has really started to deliver halfway through the season. SU is adopting a previously un-Syracuse style of play that is proving to fit the bill perfectly, as it travels to Villanova [Saturday].
It's been roughly a year and a half since singer/songwriter Mike Powell last picked up his guitar. He played one last gig at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C. in 2011, then hung up his axe to pursue other ventures.
Last week, Board of Education members heard a proposal for two modified teams that would consist of boys and girls in seventh- and eighth-grade. The teams would play next spring in the 2013-14 school year.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team's co-captains, Joey Kelley, Holly Noyes, Brigid Hurley and Stephanie O'Rourke, combined for 11 goals and three assists on Friday, pacing the Saints to a 16-8 victory over Potsdam State at Hall-Leet Stadium.
Bowdoin College's Lindsay Picard '16 scored with 5:15 left in overtime and lifted the nationally ranked No. 9 Polar Bears to a 10-9 NESCAC win against No. 11 Hamilton College at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 22.
Mired in a season-long three-game losing streak, the Buffalo Bandits (5-6) look to turn things around at home against the surging Edmonton Rush (6-5) at First Niagara Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch the game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
“I think more of the pressure came on within,” Costabile said. “I wanted to take the opportunity for myself to try to make a roster.”
Manley had similar feelings. “As an athlete and competitor, you want to prove to yourself that you’re capable of playing in this league.”
Freshman Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena) scored an unassisted goal two minutes, eight seconds into the second overtime as the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated 18th-ranked Ithaca, 9-8, Friday night at a snow-covered SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Story from Ithaca College Athletics
No. 5/6 Syracuse (4-2, 1-0) shut out rv/rv Connecticut (6-1, 0-1) for more than 34 minutes on its way to an 18-7 victory in the Carrier Dome on Friday, Mar. 22. With the win, the Orange extends its winning streak in BIG EAST openers to six.
The Canandaigua Academy girls lacrosse team put together another impressive season last spring as the Braves won Section 5 Class B and Western Regional championships. Coach Sue Ellis’ team made it all the way to the state championship game before losing to Section 8 powerhouse Garden City.
BU is 3-2 all-time versus the Bobcats, but most recently fell to the NEC school last season in a back-and-forth affair. Jay Binkowski’s goal with 40 seconds remaining lifted Quinnipiac to a 12-11 victory on March 24, 2012. JT Hauck, Tyler Perrelle and Michael Antinozzi all recorded two goals apiece for Binghamton in the losing effort. Binghamton’s last victory against Quinnipiac came on April 23, 2005- a 6-3 road win.
#20 UAlbany hosts #15 Bucknell for the seventh game of the 2013 season. The Great Danes are 4-2 on the season after defeating Bryant, 17-15, last Saturday. Following the UAlbany/Bucknell game this afternoon, the Great Danes welcome Division III programs Amherst and Nazareth to John Fallon Field for a matchup between the 2-3 Jeffs and the 4-3 Golden Flyers.
Syracuse (5-1, 2-0 BIG EAST) looks to remain unbeaten in BIG EAST Conference play when it visits Villanova for a 7 p.m. contest on Saturday, March 23 at Villanova Stadium. The Orange has won five in a row, including an 18-9 dismantling of Providence on Tuesday in its first mid-week game of the year. The Wildcats are 1-5 overall. Villanova's only win of 2013 so far is a 14-9 triumph over Delaware on March 2. Saturday's game is the Wildcats' conference opener.
The SUNY Jefferson Cannoneers, located in Watertown, New York, and competing in Region 3 of the NJCAA ranks, recently dialed up some custom helmet decals from Gorilla Wrapz to jazz up their Cascade CPX-R helmets for 2013.
LB3 Lacrosse has announced its camp schedule for Summer 2013. This year’s slate includes day camps across the country, several Goalies vs Shooters specialty camps with John Galloway, and the Syracuse overnight camp with Syracuse University head coach John Desko. Featured at several LB3 camps this summer will be former Syracuse star and current Rochester Rattlers defenseman Joel White.
On Sunday, the self proclaimed source of the sport published an article titled, ‘Do Face-offs Matter?’, proposing the idea that face-offs don’t hold as much worth as everyone traditionally believes. Take a look and read it for yourself. As you can probably imagine, Connor and Krieg both immediately began scratching their heads at the thought of any one statistic in lacrosse being more or less important than the others. With that, both of these fine gentlemen decided to take a spin at a little rebuttal to the idea that face-off don’t matter.
With thirty-six head coaches responding to the Class A portion of the poll, Fairport takes the top coaches' list with thirty-five ranking them one of the top three programs in Class A. Pittsford and Penfield also came away with significant votes (twenty-eight each). Only two other programs received any votes (Webster Thomas and Hilton).
Freshman Erica Geremia (West Genesee) scored a game-high nine points and set a Cortland single-game school record with eight assists to lead the nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 15-5 win at St. Lawrence Thursday afternoon in non-conference action. Geremia eclipsed the old mark of seven assists set by Beth Breen in a home game versus Clarkson in 1986.
After moving to No. 3 in this week’s NJCAA national poll, the Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team continued its hot start to the season by defeating No. 6 SUNY Delhi 14-3 on Wednesday night. A home game for GCC, the contest was played at SUNY Cortland.
On a cold, blustery afternoon last Sunday in Flushing, N.Y., the Colgate captured their sixth victory of the year, this one against Michigan in the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic. Inside Lacrosse got the best seat in the house for the day's festivities at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets - embedded with the Raiders. (WARNING - Video starts automatically)
The start time for Cortland's men's lacrosse home game Friday, March 22, vs. Ithaca College has been changed from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Cortland (5-0) is ranked first nationally and Ithaca (5-0) is ranked 18th. Live stats and an internet radio broadcast are available for the game. Pre-game for the internet radio broadcast begins at approximately 4:40 p.m.
The William Smith lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-0 lead over Buffalo State and hung on to defeat the Bengals 14-8 in a game played this afternoon at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. The Herons improved to 3-3 overall, and Buffalo State falls to 4-2 this year.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team scored a season-high 21 goals on their way to a 21-3 rout over Fresno State on Thursday, March 21 at John Fallon Field. Sophomore Nichole Eamer scored a career-best five goals and six points to lead the Great Danes. Senior Rachel Burek chipped in a career-high six assists.
This is a big year for Section Five Lacrosse as, after our own exciting tournament, we will be welcoming some of the best teams in the state when we host the NYS Boys Lacrosse Tournaments. St. John Fisher College, which will host our Sectional Championships, will also be the venue for the NYS quarterfinals and semifinals as well as the Championship games. There will be lots of information available as we move through the year.
No. 19 Plattsburgh and No. 17 Connecticut College got together at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins for a Wednesday afternoon game. Plattsburgh came out on top 7-5 and were led on offense by Tim Lawrence (3G), and Nick Travers (1G, 2A).
Inside Lacrosse's longest-running event takes center stage on Saturday as the seventh annual Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic takes place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Charm City will play host to two marquee college matchups as Navy and Colgate meet in the first game at 2 p.m. and Johns Hopkins and Virginia square off in the second game at 4:30 p.m. The day gets started at 11 a.m. as Garden City (N.Y.) and Loyola (Md.) meet in a classic New York vs. Maryland high school battle.
No. 5/6 Syracuse opens BIG EAST play on Friday, Mar. 22 when it hosts rv/rv Connecticut in the Carrier Dome. Game time is set for 3 p.m. The Orange, the preseason favorite to win the league, is 3-2 this season, while the Huskies are a perfect 6-0. Admission to the game is free of charge.
Coming off its first loss of the season on Tuesday, the No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team will look to get an early jump in the Ivy League standings when it welcomes No. 9/7 Penn to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. Both teams sit atop the conference standings, along with Brown, with identical 1-0 Ivy League records, as Cornell defeated Yale and the Quakers beat Princeton last weekend.
The Show Your Soft Side campaign aims to show young people that hurting animals is anything but cool. The campaign features well-known tough guys, rock stars and athletes as well as beat cops and even journalists demonstrating their soft spot for dogs and cats. The slogan: Only a Punk Would Hurt a Cat or Dog. A recent ad featured Inside Lacrosse magazine's founder and publisher Bob Carpenter (Vestal) with his dog Betty.
For one of his recent weekly visits to the IL offices, Quint Kessenich was kind enough to wear a wonderful piece of vintage swag so we could take a closer look at it. This gem is track-style jacket Quint has had as a keepsake since the 1985 Empire State Games, which were held in Buffalo, New York.
The Rochester Knighthawks are returning to the classroom on Tuesday, March 26th as they bring their “We Got Your Back” Anti-Bullying message to the Northside School in Fairport. The players will speak to two groups of 350 kids from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Joe Walters and Tyler Burton will interact with the third to fifth graders as they convey their anti-bullying stance.
The Buffalo Bandits will once again show their support for the fight against cancer by wearing special jerseys for their annual “Black Out Cancer” game on Saturday, March 23 against the Edmonton Rush at 7:30 p.m.
Fans will get their chance to see him on the big stage of M&T Bank Stadium this Saturday. The Tewaaraton candidate and his Colgate Raiders face Navy in the first game of the doubleheader. Face-off is 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins plays Virginia in the next game.
"We are very excited to expand the number of games on CBS Sports Network to 20 this season," said MLL Commissioner David Gross. "Paired with our weekly magazine show 'Inside the MLL' it will give our fans unfettered access to the best MLL has to offer."
There were many personnel options when the Rainone family assembled teams for pickup lacrosse games in their Onondaga Hill neighborhood. Only one combination was usually nixed. Sisters Mackenzie and Brenna Rainone could not be on the same team.
Several high school scrimmages yesterday. More today including one with Jamesville-DeWitt and Baldwinsville. Would love to hear from laxheads, who looks good and who has the horses to win a Section III title this year? CSquare girls officially open the season tomorrow with their tournament.
Playing the No. 3 team on its home field, the Big Red women's lacrosse team was far from intimidated. No. 10 Cornell went on a fantastic 6-0 scoring run early in the second half to take a 10-7 lead late, but North Carolina responded with a 4-0 run of its own to end the night with an 11-10 victory Wednesday night.
Photos from LaxPower/Jack Tarr
Sarah Brown (West Genesee) scored a season-high four goals as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team rolled over Virginia Wesleyan 15-2. The Golden Eagles improve to 4-1 on the year with the win.
Senior Jesse Elliott (Shenendehowa) scored five times and added four assists to lead The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team to a season-high 19 goals in a 19-12 victory over Medaille College Wednesday night at RIT.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team out shot visiting Vassar College 50-17 on the afternoon, and seven different Pioneers tallied at least two points, as UC topped the Brewers 16-4 in non-conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Wednesday.
For the second time in four seasons, and only the second time ever, the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team has begun the year with four straight victories as the Golden Knights earned a 8-5 win over Washington & Jefferson Wednesday afternoon.
AU went on a six goal run at the 12 minute mark to close the Medaille lead to 7-6 at intermission. The Lady Saxons tied the game at 7-7 within the opening minute of the second half and outscored the Mavericks 9-6 to seal their victory.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team led nationally-ranked No. 14 Middlebury College throughout most of the first half, but the Panthers owned the final 30:00 minutes, outscoring the Saints 9-2 in the second half en route to an 11-4 win at Hall-Leet Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Tilton currently sits at 152 career points (71 goals and 81 assists) topping the previous mark of 144 points set by Alex Cost ‘06, a member of the Cazenovia College Athletics Hall of Fame. The 81 assists bests the previous record of 77 helpers set by Bill Rabuano ‘06.
The men's lacrosse game scheduled between Oswego State and Morrisville for Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oswego will now be played in Morrisville at 11 a.m. on Saturday due to field conditions following recent snowfall. Follow the Oswego State Athletics website for any further schedule changes.
Senior Katherine Hunsberger netted a game-high five goals to lead the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team past visiting Siena 10-7 for the Bearcats’ first win of the season, Wednesday evening at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Binghamton (1-5), who never trailed in the contest, snapped a 14-game losing streak dating back to last year and gave interim head coach Stephanie Allen her first career victory.
Paul Armideo '14 posted five points and Will Driscoll '15 made a career-high 18 saves as nationally ranked No. 20 Hamilton College cruised to a 13-5 non-conference win against Babson College at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, Md., on March 19.
The SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team scored the final four goals in a 16-13 victory against No. 11 Hamilton College today at home. Senior Caroline Tulley (Malverne/Sacred Heart Academy) paced Oneonta (4-1) again today with four goals and two assists. Tulley currently leads the Red Dragons with 21 goals and 10 assists thus far averaging over six points per contest.
Ryan Walsh, a Wantagh High School alum who now stars for Colgate, extended his goal-scoring streak to 24 games Sunday at Citi Field, and his head coach is expecting the sophomore to elevate his performance further.
Union County College Men’s Lacrosse won their first game in program history, by beating then #10 Finger Lakes CC, 12-11, with no time remaining. With only 7 seconds left in the game, and the score tied at 11, Coach Roussey called a timeout, and gave the ball to midfielder Nate Hill.
azenovia’s boys team has the most success of the three and it was built from the ground up. Jim Longo grew up playing the sport and wanted to offer his young son, Jason, the opportunity, so he helped form a youth team. Each year the team advanced to the next age group and a new team was formed at the youngest level. Once the group reached seventh grade a modified program was formed, followed by a JV and varsity squad as the team continued throughout high school.
The University at Albany will battle Frenso State on Thursday, March 21 at John Fallon Field. First draw control is slated for 3 p.m. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports. This will be the final non-conference opponent for the Great Danes before opening up America East play on Sunday, March 24.
The next high school team to have their kit inspected on ILGear.com is the Ballston Spa Scotties, a team located just outside of Albany, New York, and competing in New York State's Section II, which encompasses the Capital Region.
Thinking about young players that read my blog, for example my son who is ten loves lacrosse, and wants to get better. How do you account for the success I've had in lacrosse as one of your former players?
You came to Herkimer with a passion for Lacrosse and you had great stick skills. I think you were a very very talented young man and you worked very very hard at your stick skills.”
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare, will return as the official presenting sponsor of the MLL All-Star Game for a second consecutive year. The match will be held at the home of MLL’s Charlotte Hounds, American Legion Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised live on ESPN2.
Three days after scoring six first-quarter goals against Johns Hopkins, No. 4 Syracuse (5-1, 2-0 BIG EAST) duplicated the feat in an 18-9 victory against Providence (5-2, 0-2 BIG EAST) on a chilly Tuesday night at Lennon Family Field. The Orange closed the opening period on a 6-0 run and never looked back in handing the Friars their first home loss of the season.
He made his first start of the season against Providence, played just under 49 minutes and allowed five goals on 16 shots. (Desko played Wardwell and Ben Romagnoli for the bulk of the fourth quarter just to give them some work). Most importantly, Lamolinara came up big in the first half when he allowed only two goals on 11 shots as the Orange went into intermission leading 11-2.
Considering the recent changes to the Bandits roster in the last two weeks, it’s similar to rebuilding a generation six race car in the middle of lap 10 during the Daytona 500. There is still plenty of time to make up some ground and finish strong. That is certainly the intention of General Manager Steve Dietrich, his coaching staff, and Scott Loffler, the team’s Director of Lacrosse Operations.
The No. 15 Bucknell men's lacrosse team showed why it has the fourth-best defense in the nation, becoming the first team all season to hold No. 2 Cornell to single digits, as the Bison earned the 9-8 upset on Schoellkopf Field. Max Van Bourgondien tied the game with just over two minutes to play, but moments later Chase Bailey notched the game-winner.
The William Smith lacrosse team used a 5-0 run in the second half to rally for a 10-8 win over Springfield College in a game played at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., [Tuesday] morning. Sophomore Katie Sipple and senior Katie Dexter led the Herons with two goals and an assist a piece.
Senior attackmen Nate Frechette (Christian Brothers Academy - Syracuse) and Tyler Prevost (Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) each registered five points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 21-5 win over Pace University on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Hudson Valley Dome.
Visitors Penn State (4-3) scored nine goals in the first half and withstood a second-half surge from Binghamton (3-4) on Tuesday; winning 11-7 on a blistery and cold afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Junior Connor Latimer (Whitby, Ontario) scored two goals with six assists and sophomore Derek Pfeiffer (Lee Center) added a career-high five goals as Keuka College's men's lacrosse team defeated Emmanuel (Mass.) College 21-7 Saturday in Baltimore, Md.
What cultures and people have shaped the sports we love that can elicit great passion in all of us? Fifteen students, led by Syracuse University Falk College sport management professor of practice Dennis Deninger, researched this question in great detail as part of SPM 300—The History of Sport, which debuted during the Fall 2012 semester. Their research is the basis for a one-hour documentary entitled, “America’s First Sport,” set to premiere in Syracuse on April 22.
The Patriot League will be on display during another special event this weekend as Colgate and Navy square off in a critical contest Saturday at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on ESPNU.
Another come-from-behind victory on Sunday has the Big Red women's lacrosse team undefeated through six games this season. No. 10 Cornell will look to make it seven in a row when it travels to North Carolina for a challenging matchup against the No. 3 Tar Heels on Wednesday night.
US Lacrosse today announced it will accept team registrations for the US Lacrosse Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, through Thursday, April 25 at uslacrosse.org/events. The US Lacrosse Championships are the only summertime youth lacrosse tournaments administered by the sport’s national governing body, open to boys’ and girls’ teams in the U11, U13 and U15 age divisions.
On Friday, the high school lacrosse season opens with two games. Really? There are two girls games on our schedule. South Jefferson meets Homer in one lacrosse contest. Manlius Pebble Hill meets Central Square in the other. Both are part of the CS RedHawk Tournament. The winners meet on Saturday.
For as long as Steve Crosby can remember, the Auburn boys lacrosse season unofficially begins away from the field. After the normal preseason meeting with the athletes' parents, the Maroons' coach always takes time out to honor his seniors. On Monday night at Auburn High School, Crosby kicked-off the 2013 season by going through each of the team's five seniors and talking about their future plans.
The Marist men's lacrosse team finished on the short end for the first time this season, dropping a 19-11 decision at 12th-ranked Duke Monday night. It was the Red Foxes first loss in six games this spring.
Freshman Christine Wright (Watertown) and junior Kara DiNatale (Auburn, NH) helped the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team to a 2-0 week and were further rewarded on Monday when each gained Liberty League Weekly honors.
Senior goalie Cory Banwaree (Port Jefferson Station, NY/Comsewogue) of The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles to their first victory of the year.
Belanger, who received this award two weeks ago on Mar. 4th, led the Pioneers to a 1-1 week as they beat the Sage Colleges on Wednesday, 19-3, and then lost to Clarkson, 12-11, in triple overtime. She tallied 19 saves in the two games as she stopped 10 against Sage and nine against Clarkson.
They do not give you the ball in lacrosse. You’ve got to take it from your opponent in a one-on-one challenge: the faceoff. Similarly, Binghamton University junior Alex Doerflein was not given the job as the Bearcats’ faceoff specialist. He had to earn it.
No. 4 Syracuse (4-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) returns to BIG EAST play Tuesday, March 19 when the Orange makes its first-ever visit to Providence (5-1, 0-1 BIG EAST) to take on the upstart Friars at 7 p.m. The matchup represents SU's first true road game of the 2013 campaign. Syracuse has won four straight since losing its season opener to Albany, including a 13-8 victory over archrival Johns Hopkins in its last outing. Providence started the season with five straight victories before dropping its BIG EAST opener to Georgetown, 16-8, on Saturday.
On Tuesday, March 19, the Marist women's lacrosse team will play its first of two games in Florida as it takes on the Jacksonville Dolphins in a 12:00pm non-conference game. The Red Foxes will look to defeat a high-scoring Jacksonville team that averages 17.4 goals per game in their five victories during the 2013 season.
Le Moyne has tightened things up in the USILA Division II Coaches Poll for Week 4. After its win against Limestone, Le Moyne and Mercyhurst now share the top spot in the coaches poll. The Saints come in at No. 3, followed by Adelphi and NYIT.
Following a win over #3 Limestone on Saturday, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has moved into a tie for first place in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning.
The top three teams in Division III remain the same in the USILA Coaches Poll for Week 4. Cortland has the top spot, beating Stevens and Cabrini in the past week. Stevenson remains at No. 2, followed by Dickinson.
Hobart College junior attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) and first-year midfielder Charles Sipe were named the ECAC Lacrosse League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, by the conference office.
Sophomore goaltender Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius) earned Liberty League Honor Roll distinction, the league announced today. Basile helped Union pick up its third straight win, as the Dutchmen defeated Springfield College, 7-4, in its first road contest of the season.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team took home two of three weekly America East Conference awards on Monday, March 18. UAlbany redshirt freshman, Rachel Bowles (Cicero-North Syracuse), was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week for the third time in five weeks. Junior Kathleen Lennon took home Defensive Player of the Week honors.
For the fourth consecutive week, the Big Red men's lacrosse team has had a player honored by the conference, as Steve Mock has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance in Cornell's 12-10 victory over Yale on March 16 in the Ivy opener for both squads. It is just the third career Player of the Week award for the senior attackman.
UAlbany's Miles Thompson (LaFayette) was named the America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week after setting a school record for goals in a game in a 17-15 Great Dane victory over Bryant on Saturday. It is Thompson's first Player of the Week award this season.
After their second bye week of the month, the Knighthawks will return home to host the Toronto Rock on March 30th. It will be the second of three meetings between the two East Division rivals. On January 26th, the Rock defeated Rochester 11-7.
What result from this past weekend impressed you the most?
Probably [No. 10] Syracuse beating Hopkins, 13-8. You look at that Orange team that lost their season-opening game, 16-15, to Albany, and you’re thinking, “OK, the defense was supposed to be the best part about this team, and they surrendered 16 at home? If they can’t stop anybody, it’s going to be a long year for Syracuse.” But when you look at every game since, they have not allowed double digits.
This has been a painful week for so many, and, to be perfectly honest, I’m having a tough time writing about my lacrosse week. A week ago I thought I’d be writing about a Tuesday afternoon trip to Rochester to watch Brockport play St John Fisher. Instead, I took a personal day and left my house at 4:15 in the morning to meet my brothers in Syracuse so we could drive down to Lancaster, PA for the memorial service for our uncle, George Ott.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday, as the 14th-ranked Cardinals cruised to a 19-5 win over visiting Western New England University at Fisher's Growney Stadium. (Highlights)
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team dropped a 19-6 contest to the No. 2 nationally ranked Salisbury Sea Gulls on Sunday afternoon. Katie Sullivan (Baldwinsville) recorded her second consecutive multi-goal performance, scoring two goals on the day for the Golden Eagles.
An interview I did with my Junior College (Herkimer County Community College) Coach, Hall of Famer Paul Wehrum. He is the only Junior College Coach in the National Hall of Fame and he served as US Team Coach in 1998. After three undefeated seasons, 15 consecutive regional championships, and 7 National Championships, coach retired as a Full Professor of Physical Education from the State of New York. He's now the head coach at Union College.
Interview - Part 2
Stephen Keogh will join teammates Joe Walters, Tyler Burton and Cody McLeod at Monday's Annual Tip-A-Knighthawk event at the Mt. Hope Distillery. The eighth edition of the charity night will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer Association. Fans can also meet Knightingales dance team members, R. Thunder, Amerks legend Jody Gage and WBEE host Jeremy Newman from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Freshman Chris Gamble (Carthage) tossed in four goals and junior Corey Spuck (Rush-Henrietta) made 19 saves in goal as the SUNY Canton men’s lacrosse team held off Regis College 9-7 for their first win of the season Saturday in Weston, Mass.
Junior attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) handed out a Hobart Division I record eight assists, but Robert Morris rode a big third quarter to a 16-12 victory this afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium in Moon Township, Pa. Both teams are now 4-3.
For the second consecutive game, Cornell found itself trailing with 10 minutes left. But for the second consecutive game, the Big Red wasn't fazed. The No. 14 Big Red went on a scoring tear late in the second half, ripping off four consecutive goals in only 2:26 to take a 14-12 lead against Albany.
Story from Albany Athletics
The Raiders won their third consecutive game and improved to 6-2 overall. Sunday's game on St. Patrick's Day was part of a Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic doubleheader at Citi Field. Despite chilly conditions, Sunday's crowd of 15,656 was the 26th largest crowd to was an NCAA lacrosse game.
Carolyn Kynoch scored with 50 seconds left in overtime to give ninth-ranked Bentley University a 10-9 win over the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action.
Katherine Frega says she has a true purpose in life as a blood cancer survivor – to become a doctor and to keep fighting the disease that she battled so hard to defeat as a patient.
Today, Frega has stabilitzed her life, as well as her blood count. Shje had to take off a year from school to recover, but she had a 4.0 GPA in her first semester on a pre-med track, and she is playing lacrosse for the Syracuse club team.
Thompson's Collect 22 points vs Bryant - The Highlights
Shut down the leading scorer for one of the nation's top offenses and the winningest program in the history of lacrosse. Oh, sure, Sean Young's first assignment as a Syracuse lacrosse player was easy enough.
Senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan) notched five goals and an assist, including the game winner, to lead the Saints attack. She was joined by senior midfielder Chelsea Hargett (Ithaca) and senior midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan) with two goals apiece while sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego) and senior midfielder Brittany Howard (Oswego) each had solo goals.
Despite a strong . . . second half, the Cazenovia College women's lacrosse team lost to King's College by the final score of 21-11. The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-1 on the young season while King's improves to 3-4.
“We dug ourselves a hole,” said Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour. “We almost came out of it and then dug ourselves another hole and almost came out of that one. It’s hard to score six, seven goals in a row. Just got to be a little bit more disciplined.” (Highlights)
The Edmonton Rush (6-5) used a fast start to defeat the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks (4-6) with an 11-9 road win at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night in a rematch of the 2012 NLL Championship Game. (Highlights)
The No. 2 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals to close the second and open the third quarter, then held off a late charge by No. 15 Yale, to escape Reese Stadium with a 12-10 victory this afternoon in New Haven, Conn. Big Red senior Steve Mock scored a career-high six goals, registering his 100th career tally in the process, to lead the visitors to the victory.
No. 11 Syracuse (4-1) opened up a 6-1 lead and never looked back in a 13-8 victory against No. 4 Johns Hopkins (5-2) Saturday, March 16 at the Carrier Dome. It was the Orange's third straight home win against the Blue Jays, and the team's seventh victory in the last nine series meetings dating back to May 2006.
After missing the last three games with an injury, Miles Thompson wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, as the junior attackman scored a single-game program record nine goals to lead #19/20 UAlbany to a 17-15 win over Bryant in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturdy afternoon. With the win, the Great Danes improve to 4-2 overall, while Bryant falls to 0-6 on the season.
With the snow coming down hard all game long, senior Amanda O'Sullivan scored her fifth goal of the game in the second overtime to propel the Colgate women's lacrosse team to a 10-9 win over Lehigh on Saturday.
Senior Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) recorded five goals and one assist and became the third player in school history to reach the career 200-goal mark as nationally third-ranked Cortland defeated sixth-ranked The College of New Jersey, 15-13. Each team is now 4-1 on the season.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team out scored 13th-ranked Cabrini College, 6-3, over the final 30 minutes of the game to earn a 10-7 road victory Saturday afternoon in Radnor, Pa. The Red Dragons improved to 5-0 with the non-conference win, while the Cavaliers fell to 3-3 with the loss.
Junior attack Rob Santangelo had three assists, and freshman Nolan Stauffer added a goal and two assists to lead No. 18 Union men's lacrosse to a 7-4 win over Springfield College at Stagg Field Saturday afternoon in non-conference play.
The Canisius College men's lacrosse team began its defense of its MAAC Championship with a 10-7 win over host VMI on Saturday afternoon in the conference opener for both schools. The Griffs are now 1-5 overall during the season, while the Keydets drop to 0-7.
For the second week in a row, Army sophomore attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) put up a hat trick to lead the Black Knights, but this Saturday it was not enough to produce a victory as his team suffered a 10-6 loss to No. 16/15 Lehigh in the Patriot League opener for both teams at Michie Stadium.
Cameron Mann scored the game-tying goal late in the fourth quarter and then won it in overtime as Jacksonville beat the Saints 11-10 in North Florida in both teams' MAAC opener. The loss snapped an impressive 15-game conference road winning streak for the Saints which suffered their first league road defeat in five years.
The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team won, 14-9, at Lindenwood (Mo.) Saturday afternoon. Brady Heseltine scored six goals to lead the Lakers to a win in their Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) opener.
The high school gear for 2013 is trickling in, and we've got a close look here at the gear and some of the custom apparel for the Ithaca Little Red, the Section IV/Southern Tier powerhouse that has reached the last two New York State Class A championship games.
The second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team scored the game's first five goals and then held on to defeat third-ranked Limestone College, 7-6, on Saturday afternoon in a neutral-site contest at Martin D. Tullai Field.
Junior attack Matt Springer (Hamburg) buried a team-high five goals in the Binghamton (3-3) 13-6 win over visiting Manhattan (1-6) at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday. Springer’s third goal of the game set both the Binghamton program record in hat tricks (9) and goals (67). He now has 69 career goals in just 34 games played at Binghamton.
For the second time this season the attacking duo of Jack Doherty (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Connor Rice (Penfield) each registered five points, leading the Marist men's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Detroit in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Tenney Stadium. It was the conference opener for both teams.
Riley Austin's (Eastridge) goal late in the third period proved to be the game winner as The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team defeated Elmira 7-6 to earn its first victory of the year on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles improve to 1-4 on the season.
Senior Ryan Cole (Orchard Park) made 16 saves and picked up six groundballs to lead the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse defensive charge in a 9-3 victory over SUNY Geneseo Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (2-1) scored a season-high 14 goals on the road as they rolled to a 14-5 hammering of Hartwick College (3-2) on Saturday afternoon. Junior midfielder Derek Frost (Williamsville East) matched a career-best five points with three goals and two assists to lead the Bears, while Jeff Seager (Ballston Spa) added two goals and one assist.
An early six-goal spurt from Haverford College's men's lacrosse team proved to be too much for visiting Skidmore College to overcome as the Fords downed the Thoroughbreds, 14-7, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference contest at snowy Swan Field.
Senior Brett Overend scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Rensselaer men's lacrosse team to a 13-5 victory over New England College. The win was the fourth in a row for the Engineers (4-3), who got two goals and two assists from Colin Fortuner. Travis Armiger won 16 of 20 faceoffs and added a goal. More to follow
The recently ranked No. 20 Connecticut cruised past the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team 18-9, Saturday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The Bearcats (0-5) were unable to stop a Huskie offense that is averaging over 11 goals per game, giving up runs of 4-0, 5-0 and 6-0.
The St. Bonaventure lacrosse team (4-1) pulled ahead of Siena early and survived a vicious comeback by the Saints in the closing minutes in order to preserve a 9-8 victory in their home opener, played at Corning Memorial Stadium in Corning, N.Y.
Visiting Fredonia outscored Nazareth 6-3 in the second half to rally past the Golden Flyers 14-11 in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday evening. Seniors Megan Cregan, Leah Cronister, and sophomores Brooke Sullivan and Briana Mancini each scored twice for the Golden Flyers.
An 80-minute delay, a snowstorm, and triple overtime caused a more than three-hour game for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team, and the Golden Knights were able to send the weary home happy with a 12-11 sudden-death victory over Utica College Friday evening at Hantz Turf Field.
Story from Utica College Athletics
Mike Fiacco '13 (Jamesville-DeWitt) is a four-year starter on defense for the men's lacrosse team. Mike has helped lead the program to 31 wins and a spot in the 2012 NESCAC Championship quarterfinals. He earned NESCAC spring all-academic team honors as a junior and made the Liberty League all-league team his sophomore year. Mike and the Continentals host Colby College in conference action at Steuben Field on Saturday, March 16, at noon.
Adam Jones has received a crash course in the unpredictability of professional sports this season. Jones is in his second season with the Colorado Mammoth, who will host the Buffalo Bandits in Denver tonight (9 p.m., nll.com, Radio 550 AM). The former Canisius College lacrosse standout had a fabulous rookie season that featured plenty of personal and team success. But in 2013, the Mammoth have had some difficult times.
With 31 seconds remaining in last weekend’s contest between the Colorado Mammoth and Buffalo Bandits at First Niagara Center, things turned scrappy as a 10-player brawl resulted in 140 penalty minutes, and an additional 22 assessed at the end of regulation. The fight, one of the largest in Mammoth history, fuels Saturday night’s rematch on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center at 7pm MT.
The Rochester Knighthawks (4-5) host the Edmonton Rush (5-5) at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET in a rematch of the 2012 NLL Championship Game. Watch the game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
Nine different Golden Eagles found the scoring column as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team dropped Kings College 21-10 on Thursday night. With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 3-0 on the year for the first time since the 2006 season.
The #5 RIT (3-1) men's lacrosse team defeated No. 14 Western New England University (2-2) 13-4 in the first game of the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Flower City Cup on a cold and blustery day at RIT's Turf Field.
The two most storied programs in college lacrosse meet for the 51st time at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 when No. 11 Syracuse hosts No. 4 Johns Hopkins at the Carrier Dome. The Orange and Blue Jays are the two winningest programs in Division I lacrosse history and they have met at least once every season dating back to 1983. Hopkins holds the edge in the all-time series, 27-22-1.
The #14 Cornell women's lacrosse team, fresh off its most impressive win of the season, begins a three-game road trip on Sunday when it travels to Baltimore to take on Albany. The neutral-site game, played at St. Paul's School for Girls, will be the first meeting ever between the Big Red and Great Danes.
#19/20 UAlbany visits Bryant for the fifth game of the 2013 season. The Great Danes are 3-2 after a commanding 12-11 win over Canisius last Saturday. The Bulldogs are 0-5, after losing to #14 Drexel last week.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that as part of a comprehensive strategic plan, the league’s Board of Governors have voted to increase the length of the regular season from 16 to 18 games for the 2014 NLL season.
The man known affectionately as “Toole Time” can now add one more honor to his long list of career accomplishments: Hall of Famer. On Saturday, March 30th, Rochester Knighthawks great Pat O’Toole will become the 11th member, and first goalie, enshrined in the team’s Hall of Fame.
Hamilton College’s Margaret Gabriel '16 tallied a team-high five points and the nationally ranked No. 12 Continentals rolled past William Smith College 19-10 in a non-conference game played at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome on March 14.
Story from William Smith Athletics
St. Lawrence University rookie Jill Carlton scored a game-high three goals and five assists for eight points, as the Saints women's lacrosse team cruised to an 18-2 win over Becker College on Thursday in West Palm Beach, FL. Senior co-captain Brigid Hurley scored two goals as well, including the 100th of her career.
Rochester held a firm advantage in draw controls and got strong play throughout the lineup in spots in a 10-4 loss to unbeaten Swarthmore College (3-0) in a spring training trip game on Thursday afternoon.
St. Bonaventure freshman attacker Mikayla Place (Oswego) has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week by the conference office for her breakout performance in the Bonnies' 19-0 victory over Delaware State on Sunday.
College lacrosse is beginning — albeit slowly — to regain its reputation as the fastest sport on two feet. New rules implemented in the offseason to accelerate the pace of play aren't showing up in the numbers. But anecdotally, what had devolved at times into a slow-plodding, low-scoring slog is turning into a fast-paced, action-packed thriller.
Syracuse against Johns Hopkins is the rivalry that has defined the sport of college lacrosse. They have met 50 times with 12 coming in the postseason and 5 in the National Championship game. The two schools that have won a combined 20 titles will meet again at the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Let's go nets. Fifteen days before the Mets open the season, Citi Field will host the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic, only the second time a major-league baseball stadium has staged college lacrosse, according to the Mets. In 1971, Navy played Johns Hopkins at the Houston Astrodome.
Cortland State and Stevens Tech were in Virginia Beach [Wednesday] night for a NCAA D3 Lacrosse game, and as many expected, this #1 vs #4 match up delivered in a major way. It was a back and forth, well-played game, which required overtime to determine a winner.
Week #11 of the 2013 National Lacrosse League regular season features four NLL games on Saturday, all airing live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network. Coverage starts with the top two teams in the East Division standings when the Toronto Rock visit the Philadelphia Wings at 1 p.m. ET.
The Cazenovia College women's lacrosse team exploded for 19 goals en route to topping Green Mountain College, 19-5, in the season opener for both teams. The Eagles wasted no time as Johanna Douglas (Essex, Conn.) scored the games first goal less than a minute into the contest.
The No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team will open Ivy League play when it travels to Yale to take on the No. 15 Bulldogs at Reece Stadium on Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Cornell is currently riding a five-game winning streak while Yale has won three in a row. The game can be viewed online at YaleBulldogs.com and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Howie Borkan on the call.
Army goes for its third win in a row as the Black Knights get Patriot League play underway this Saturday at Michie Stadium. In the opener for both teams, Army (4-2) hosts No. 16/15 Lehigh (4-3) in a rematch of last season's Patriot League Tournament semifinal contest.
When No. 2 Le Moyne and No. 3 Limestone meet in Baltimore this weekend, it will be a rematch of last year's NCAA semifinals, giving the contest a dose of extra gravitas if the rankings didn't set the stage already. More compelling is the contrast between the team's two styles — the Spartan-like self-control of the Dolphins against the Canadian-fueled creativity of the Saints.
It will be a bittersweet homecoming for Johns Hopkins seniors Mike Poppleton and John Greeley when they face Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. They'll be going up against their hometown team for the final time in the Carrier Dome, and they hope to come out on top.
At the request of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse in the United States, ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities is developing a proposed new standard that will specifically cover headgear used in women’s lacrosse.
For the third time in their professional careers, Scott and Brad Self will play on the same National Lacrosse League team. Scott Self, 33, joins his younger brother on the Rochester Knighthawks following a deal with the Buffalo Bandits. Rochester sent forward Alex “Kedoh” Hill to the Bandits in exchange for the veteran defenseman.
Junior midfielder Doug Meehan (Sayville) scored with one minute, 50 seconds remaining in overtime to give the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team a thrilling 12-11 win over fourth-ranked Stevens Institute Wednesday night at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. The Red Dragons improved to 4-0 with the win, while the Ducks fell to 4-1.
Clarkson University raced out to a 7-0 lead, but needed a last second save to secure an 8-7 win over the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (1-1) at Maxcy Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Matthew Gold led the Golden Knights with four goals and junior midfielder Robbie Ashlaw paced the Bears with three goals and an assist.
Junior Corinne Marsh (Endwell) and freshman Erannan Shattuck (Bishop Grimes) each netted four goals on Wednesday, as the Oswego State women's lacrosse team (1-1) earned its first win of the season, a 21-0 victory over host Houghton College (0-2).
I had a tough time deciding whether or not to write about this issue, considering the timing. When you have a concussion as an athlete in a contact sport, you are supposed to conceal it for fear that you could be targeted. I guess if a player wants to target my head, it is at his discretion, but I think it is an important topic and players need to start talking openly about it.
In a surprise, the Bandits dealt veteran defenseman Scott Self to Rochester for forward Alex-Kedoh Hill. Buffalo also sent transition player Jimmy Purves to Rochester for a second-round draft choice in 2013.
Caroline Salisbury missed a perfect chance to complete a four-goal comeback against a top-10 team in the first overtime. She didn't miss her chance in the second. Salisbury, a senior captain, fired a bullet past Penn State goalie Emi Smith with 1:17 left in double overtime, giving the No. 14 Big Red women's lacrosse team a 13-12 comeback victory over the No. 7 Nittany Lions at Schoellkopf Field on Wednesday evening.
Senior attack Rachael Burek recorded another stellar outing, with eight points en route to an University at Albany win over George Mason, 17-5, on Wednesday, March 13 at John Fallon Field. Burek, following her previous high of four assists against Manhattan earlier this season, recorded a career-best five assists today against the Patriots.
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team (3-0) scored eight unanswered goals to begin the second half, breaking a 4-4 halftime tie in a 13-8 win over Elmira (1-2) at Elmira Free Academy on Wednesday.
Story from Elmira College Athletics
The Utica College women's lacrosse team extended its season-opening win streak to four games as it downed visiting Sage College 19-3 Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Louise Steele-Norton (Avondale, PA/Millbrook School) led UC with five goals in her first career game.
Story from Sage Athletics
Sage's senior attacker Alexa Pajak (Earlton, NY/Academy of the Holy Names) ranks first in Division III with her points per game average (12.0). She poured in 12 points in the Gators' opener on seven goals and five assists. In just 13 career games at Sage, she has penned her name to many of the young program's career marks.
Seniors Lauren Feusahrens (Solomons, MD/St. Mary's Ryken) and Katie Bollhorst (Severna Park, MD/St. Mary's) each tallied six points to lead the nationally second-ranked Salisbury women's lacrosse team to a 13-7 win versus third-ranked Cortland Wednesday afternoon at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
The 15th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (2-1) suffered a 14-7 setback to fourth-ranked Gettysburg (5-0) on Wednesday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. The Bombers will return to action on Thursday when they face eighth-ranked Franklin & Marshall at 2 p.m.
It's been a mix of work and play for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team in Baltimore, Md., this past week. The Orange women started their spring break with a 10-3 win over Towson Saturday afternoon followed by more lacrosse and a little bit of sight-seeing.
The Patriot League schedule ramps up in men’s lacrosse this weekend, including a contest between Holy Cross and Navy at the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., Sunday.
On national TV, the Warrior ESPNU Game of the Week features North Carolina vs. Duke, and there will also be a women's matchup before it. The weekend has the huge, historic rivalry of Johns Hopkins vs. Syracuse, and newcomer Michigan gets on ESPNU vs. Colgate.
The Danes look like they're poised for a strong season, and they're taking the field in some pretty spiffy new Nike Vapor jerseys, which are the most advanced game threads we've ever seen with vented mesh backs and flexibility in all the right places.
The Rochester Knighthawks have acquired transition man Jimmy Purves from the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft. The 22-year-old from Sarnia, Ontario is in his third season in the National Lacrosse League.
Junior attackman Alex Love tied the Hobart College lacrosse team's Division I single game record for goals in a 12-8 win over Canisius College on Boswell Field tonight. He scored six times, extending his goal scoring streak to 16 games and marking the 14th hat trick of his career.
Story from Canisius Athletics
It's a break from classes, but not a break from lacrosse, for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team. Students were on spring break this week in (college) vacation paradises of Florida and Mexico while the team prepared inside the Carrier Dome Tuesday afternoon (at least it was away from the rain and cold outside).
The Lakers got on the board quickly, with Zac Reid finishing a James Chayka (ESM) pass 47 seconds into the game. Jake McAndrew found the back of the net a few minutes later. Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) hit Brady Heseltine for a goal at the 4:32 mark and then twenty seconds later, they reversed spots, with Heseltine finding Scheetz for a 4-0 lead. Cory Becker (Niagara-Wheatfield) finished the first-period scoring with his first career goal.
Cindy Timchal, head coach of the academy's women's lacrosse program, called Cappelaere Delaney a key player in the team's transition from club level to varsity. "We will always remember her strength of character and her passion as a lacrosse player," Timchal said.
On most weekends in Maryland -- maybe even every weekend -- there is a club lacrosse practice, a youth basketball tournament or a tennis clinic happening somewhere. The athletes who play, in some cases, can be as young as 6.
While the National Football League's free agency period has attracted the most attention, the National Lacrosse League comes up another annual event Wednesday. The trading deadline arrives at 5 p.m. Usually, that's a quiet time but it's already different now.
Baum scored Colgate's first two goals midway in the first quarter, added three more in the third and then capped his afternoon with a final tally in the fourth. Brendon McCann assisted on three of the goals, and the other three were solo efforts.
Story from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Jenkins, honored by the conference for the first time this season, recorded five points on two goals and three assists as the second-ranked Dolphins registered a 19-5 win over Roberts Wesleyan in non-conference play on Wednesday.
Hamilton College’s Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was selected the NESCAC women’s lacrosse player of the week on March 11. Friedman tallied 10 points on six goals and four assists as nationally ranked No. 16 Hamilton opened 2013 with victories at home against No. 14 Tufts University and Wesleyan University.
The St. John Fisher men's lacrosse team picked up its third-straight win on Tuesday afternoon, defeating The College at Brockport 9-7 in a nonconference matchup. With the win, Fisher moves to 4-1 on the year while the Golden Eagles remain winless, falling to 0-4 overall. The win marked the Cardinals seventh-straight win over Brockport, as Fisher holds a 9-1 advantage in the all-time series.
Story from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The Pioneers are off to their best start in program history as they have yet to lose a contest in their first three competitions... They are in search of a trip to the conference playoffs for the first time since 2006... The team is also in the hunt for its best win streak since the 2006 season when it posted five straight wins.
The University at Albany continues its mini home stand on Wednesday, March 13 against George Mason at John Fallon Field. This is the second meeting between the two program's, with the first draw control slated at noon.
Willie Prince, a football and basketball official in Alabama, had never seen lacrosse until he received an email prior to the spring of 2009 asking if he wanted to officiate lacrosse. He began officiating boys’ lacrosse and soon found himself covering girls’ games too.
“Casey is one of the best to ever play lacrosse,” said Mammoth president and general manager Steve Govett. “He should step in and make an immediate impact on our offense, and on our team as a whole.” The six-time All-Pro became the first American ever to win the NLL’s MVP award in 2010, when he posted 44 goals and 36 assists in 14 games played. Powell, in his 10th season in the NLL, has scored 262 goals and 355 assists in 126 career games.
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) today announced a new multi-year television agreement with ECAC Lacrosse. The NCAA Division I conference includes Air Force, Bellarmine, Denver, Fairfield, Hobart, Loyola University Maryland, Ohio State and Michigan.
IL Indoor has learned from numerous sources–including Casey Powell himself–that he has been traded to the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for rugged veteran defender Jon Sullivan as well as a third round entry draft pick.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team opened its spring break trip to West Palm Beach, FL in style on Monday, as 14 different Saints scored goals en route to a 20-9 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. Senior captain Brigid Hurley paved the way with four goals, while Holly Noyes, Blythe Crasto and Caroline Bailey each scored twice.
The RIT women's lacrosse team (3-1) scored 11 unanswered goals in the first half as they dominated SUNY Oswego (0-1) 16-5 on Monday afternoon. #Ashleigh Caruso# led the Tigers with four goals, while #Shelby Vakiener# tallied three goals and dished out five assists tying her season high of points in a game with eight.
Story from SUNY Oswego Athletics
Freshman Christine Wright (IHC) made a splash in her first collegiate game for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team, and the newcomer was chosen as the Liberty League Rookie of the Week on Monday for her performance against Potsdam State.
In just the fourth week of America East Conference weekly women's lacrosse awards, the University at Albany redshirt-freshman Rachel Bowles was named the conference's Rookie of the Week, on Monday, March 11 by the conference office.
Junior attack Jack Krzyston, of the RIT men's lacrosse team, was named Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending March 10, 2013. It's the first weekly honor of the season for Krzyston.
Johns Hopkins University will formally explore conference affiliation for its men's lacrosse program, President Ronald J. Daniels announced in an email to members of the university community this morning. Though JHU has competed as an independent with no conference or league affiliation for the entire 130-year history of its men's lacrosse program, the changing landscape of the sport has prompted the university to consider its options, Daniels said.
Former Syracuse University lacrosse All-American Ric Beardsley has been named boys head lacrosse coach at Christian Brothers Academy. Beardsley succeeds Mike Staginatta, who CBA director of athletics Buddy Wleklinski said chose not to return after last season.
The No. 19 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season on Sunday afternoon, as Nazareth got hat tricks from a trio of players en route to a 12-9 victory in Ithaca, NY. Senior Mac Johnson finished with three goals for the Saints in the loss.
A full team effort that had 10 different scorers by the University at Albany was the factor in the win over Mahattan, 19-1, on Monday, March 11 at John Fallon Field. Senior attack Rachael Burek led the offensive charge, facilitating four different goals and adding one goal for a game-best five points in the Great Dane victory.
3. Lyle Thompson – Albany, Soph. Midfield (12 goals, 23 assists)
Numbers don't always tell the story, but in this case they do. Thompson is leading the nation in scoring with 35 points through five games. He has had some of his biggest games in upset wins over Syracuse and UMass.
For the third consecutive week, a member of the No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as Rob Pannell has been honored for the second time by the conference after helping Cornell to a pair of victories. Over the course of two games Pannell also became the all-time career assist leader in Cornell history, surpassing the late Eamon McEneaney '77.
Senior midfielder Alex Stone earned Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday. Stone's effort in the faceoff circle helped Union earn two wins last week against SUNY Oneonta (15-7) on Wednesday, and Babson (10-6) on Saturday.
Syracuse senior defenseman Brian Megill was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and classmate JoJo Marasco was picked to the conference's honor roll on Monday, March 11. The pair was recognized for their performances in the team's 13-11 win against St. John's in the inaugural Whitman's Sampler Independence Classic Saturday at PPL Park.
Sipple led the Herons with eight points on three goals and five assists in a 1-1 week. She produced three goals and four assists in a 14-11 win over Nazareth on Saturday. William Smith outscored the Golden Flyers 9-3 in the second half, using an 8-0 run to fuel its comeback. Sipple posted a goal and three assists in the scoring spree for the Herons. She added an assist in a loss to No. 3 Cortland on Tuesday.
The Rochester Knighthawks are back in action this week after enjoying a bye weekend. The team will also return to the classroom on Wednesday as they bring their “We Got Your Back” Anti-Bullying message to Greece Odyssey.
Hamilton College’s Katie D’Antonio '14 posted four goals and one assist and the nationally ranked No. 16 Continentals defeated Wesleyan University 9-6 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on March 10.
The EC Women's Lacrosse team had 10 different players score at least one goal in a 21-8 victory over SUNY Canton Sunday afternoon at the Elmira Free Academy Field. The Soaring Eagles improve to 2-1, while the Kangaroos fall to 0-1 at the start of the season.
Story from SUNY Canton Athletics
The Skidmore men's lacrosse team nearly pulled off the upset of No. 12 Trinity College (Conn.) before allowing a last second goal in sudden death overtime for the 11-10 loss. The Thoroughbreds dropped to 1-3 on the season.
In this age of pristine, plowed turf fields and schedules that begin in mid-February, many Division I lacrosse programs can spread their 12-15 games out over 12-15 weeks, eliminating the need to play mid-week games. Coaches treat their schedules and players like NFL programs, with scout teams, film days, and walk-throughs. If they do have a mid-week game, they tend to use it as an excuse if they fall short, or make it sound like they overcame some huge obstacle if they do win.
The Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic, presented by Konica Minolta, Newsweek, and the New York Mets and being held at Citi Field in New York City on Sunday, March 17th, has set aside a four-pack of field level tickets for one lucky JustLacrosse Upstate fan.
Syracuse coach John Desko said he would have liked to see some earlier possessions for the Orange in its 13-11 win over St. John's on Saturday afternoon. SU either dominated at the X or failed, going just 1-for-4 and 1-for-8 in the first in third quarters, respectively. They were 6-for-8 and 5-for-6 in the second and fourth quarters.
Nationally-ranked Ohio State broke open a tight game at the half with a dominating second period to earn a 16-5 victory against the Canisius College women's lacrosse team on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Griffs to 2-3 on the season, while the 15th-ranked Buckeyes improve to 3-3.
Sean Regan celebrated his birthday on Saturday by helping the Hobart College men’s lacrosse team earn an 11-7 win over the University of Michigan. The Canandaigua Academy alumnus also forced a pair of turnovers to take sole possession of the college’s career turnovers caused record.
Hamilton College’s Rachel Friedman '13 tallied four goals and one assist and the nationally ranked No. 16 Continentals opened 2013 with an 11-7 NESCAC win over No. 14 Tufts University at Hamilton's Steuben Field on March 9.
Cornell senior attackman Steve Mock took a pass from linemate Rob Pannell and ripped a shot to score the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining as the No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team came back to defeat No. 8 Virginia this evening at Klöckner Stadium. The goal capped a wild fourth quarter and ended Cornell's four-game losing streak against the Cavaliers.
Michael Cuciti will be staying close to home when he travels from Canandaigua to study and play lacrosse at Nazareth College. The senior goalie started playing with the Braves Varsity as a sophomore, recording 37 saves in twelve games (64%).
Senior All-America Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) tallied four goals and an assist and freshman Aly Messinger scored twice as the third-ranked University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team beat eighth-ranked Virginia, 8-7, on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-5) suffered another difficult loss on Saturday night, this time at the hands of the Colorado Mammoth (3-7). The Bandits were outscored 8-2 in the second half in a 12-6 loss in the first half of a home-and-home series with the Mammoth. The Bandits have lost their last four games at home.
Rochester Knighthawks rookie transition player Matt Hummel, the 38th overall pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, made his professional lacrosse debut in Rochester's 12-11 road win over the Colorado Mammoth this past weekend. The fourth-round draft pick out of Kitchener, Ontario was activated off the Injured Reserve List before the game on Saturday. According to Hummel, it was the one of the most exciting moments of his lacrosse career.
Coaches expect more effort and work out of their players. Athletes, accustomed to being sore and fearful of showing weakness, expect more from themselves and push through pain. Often, this combination is harmless and can produce grand success. Occasionally, however, a communication breakdown between the two parties, coupled with a strenuous workout, can lead to potentially dangerous medical situations.
I’ve seen my fair share of lacrosse fights, and I know (from personal experience) that games can get out of hand quickly. But the fight that transpires below is really leaving me scratching my head in a big way, because SO MUCH goes wrong, and in such a short period of time. Watch the ridiculousness unfold below, and then allow me to count the ways in which this fight was particularly embarrassing for all involved.
In between the laughing, singing, and talking on the way back up to school with Tom Freshour, my fellow Smithtownian, I couldn’t help but think about the last few years, everything that has happened and how fortunate I am to be heading back to my home away from home. After everything that happened last year and having my season cut short, I couldn’t have been more excited to be on the ride up to the university and program that I have come to love.
Five straight goals spanning the third and fourth quarters propelled the Hobart College lacrosse team to an 11-7 ECAC Lacrosse League victory over the University of Michigan at Boswell Field this afternoon. Senior defenseman Sean Regan (Canandaigua) recorded a pair of caused turnovers to take sole possession of first place on the Statesmen's all-time list.
The William Smith lacrosse team outscored Nazareth 9-3 in the second half, to rally for a 14-11 victory in Rochester, N.Y., this afternoon. The Herons trailed by as many as five three times in the first half, but used an 8-0 run in the second to propel them to their first win of the season.
Story from Nazareth College Athletics
Colgate's most decisive win of the year, a 14-6 pasting of Holy Cross on Saturday, snapped the Raiders' mini losing streak at two and started the 2013 Patriot League season on proper footing. Matt Baker, Ryan Walsh and Peter Baum had hat tricks as Colgate improved to 12-0 all-time against the Crusaders in Hamilton.
No. 5/7 Syracuse shut out No. 16/16 Towson in the second half and posted a 10-3 victory in Towson, Md. on Saturday, March 9. The Orange improves its record to 3-2, while the Tigers go to 1-4 this season.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team opened Big East play Saturday afternoon with a 13-11 win over St. John's in the inaugural Whitman's Sampler Independence Classic in Chester, Pa. Syracuse's JoJo Marasco had five points and was named player of the game.
Ty Thompson scored three goals and added an assist, while Lyle Thompson recorded four helpers to lead UAlbany to a 12-11 win over Canisius in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Demske Sports Complex. The Great Danes improve to 3-2 on the season, while Canisius falls to 0-4.
Sophomore attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) led all players with a career-high four goals as the Army lacrosse team edged Rutgers, 10-8, on Saturday afternoon at the RU Stadium Complex. A back-and-forth contest all afternoon, Glesener scored a clutch insurance goal with 1:31 remaining to clinch the Black Knights' fourth victory of the season.
Senior midfielder Tyler Perrelle finalized an unbelievable Binghamton comeback, scoring the game’s winning goal with just 19 seconds remaining that gave the Bearcats’ a 9-8 road win over Delaware (2-5) Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. Down 8-5 with under five minutes to go, BU scored four unanswered goals to move their record to 2-2 on the season.
Senior Maria Di Fato (West Genesee) and freshman Erica Geremia (West Genesee) each scored seven points to lead the nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 15-9 victory at ninth-ranked Franklin & Marshall Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Diplomats fell to 2-1. The teams played to the exact same score at Lancaster last season.
Cody Hoose (West Genesee) turned in a hat trick and tallied an assist in his hometown, as the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (2-0) defeated Adrian (2-2) at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.
Brad Hutton's man-up goal with 3:39 to play was the game winner as Hartford rallied past Siena 15-14 Saturday in Loudonville. Kyle Curry scored four goals for the Saints, Kieran Donohue and Connor Prunty each finished with a hat trick in defeat.
Scoring in the early going, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team never trailed in its game against Brockport, but the Golden Knights also never led by more than a goal throughout the contest, barely outlasting the Golden Eagles 5-4 in non-league action Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Story from Brockport Athletics
The Utica College women's lacrosse team defeated SUNY Potsdam 11-7 Saturday afternoon to remain unbeaten on the season. Sophomore Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) netted a career-high five goals in the win.
Junior attack Nate Greenberg and freshman attack Nolan Stauffer each had two goals and sophomore goalie Stephan Basile made 13 saves to help Union men's lacrosse (2-1) earn a 10-6 win over Babson (3-1) at Frank Bailey Field. Junior attack Rob Santangelo had two assists and sophomore midfielder Adam Rosenthal had a goal and an assist as well for the Dutchmen.
Fredonia State senior Casey Chiesa, a Baldwinsville native, has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for women who plan on seeking a career in college athletics. Chiesa, a four-year member of the Blue Devil women's lacrosse team, is one of 13 recipients of a $6,000 NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship. She was the only NCAA Division III student-athlete chosen - the other 12 awardees attend NCAA Division I schools.
Mike Avenali with the Pacific Coast Lacrosse Officials Association (PCLOA) in California and Scott Fiorentino with the Central New York Lacrosse Officials Association (CNYLOA) each received a $2,500 Scott Boyle Memorial Observers Program grant. - See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/OfficialsObserverGrantWinnersNamed.aspx#sthash.V2yN2T58.dpuf
Jack Doherty (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) scored with one second remaining in overtime leading the Marist men's lacrosse team to a thrilling 10-9 victory over Towson Friday night. The win moved the Red Foxes to 4-0 on the season.
The University at Albany had well-rounded offensive attack, having tallied five players with at least one goal but came up short in overtime to UMass, 9-8, on Saturday, Mar. 8 at McGuirk Stadium. The Minutewomen's Sam Rush put the nail in the coffin with the final goal in the last second of the overtime.
Siena Lacrosse goes for its seventh win in the past eight years over Hartford when the Saints host the Hawks at 1 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. The game will be televised regionally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team will be looking to stay perfect as it hosts non-conference rival SUNY Potsdam Saturday, Mar. 9... Face-off is set for 1 p.m. at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on the Utica College campus.
The No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team will leave the state of New York for the first time this season when it travels to Virginia to take on the No. 8 Cavaliers at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. Cornell and Virginia each struggled against their mid-week matchups, Canisius and Vermont, respectively, but both managed to pull away late for the victory. The game can be viewed online at VirginiaSports.com and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard on the call.
Alyssa Scordo (Watertown) scored two goals to help The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team build a five-goal advantage and held on for a 9-8 victory over St. Lawrence University Friday afternoon at North Country Field in Canton.
Story from St. Lawrence Athletics
The music blaring at Higgins Stadium and the sounds of female cheers echoing across the lower part of South Hill only meant one thing — the women’s lacrosse season had finally begun. After five weeks of preseason, the 17th-ranked Bombers opened up their regular season with an 18-5 victory against the University of Rochester on Wednesday afternoon. It was the third consecutive season-opening win for the Blue and Gold.
Syracuse puts its two-game winning streak on the line Saturday, March 9 when it takes on St. John's in the inaugural Whitman's Sampler Independence Classic at 12 p.m. at PPL Park. The game is the BIG EAST opener for both teams. The Orange is 2-1 after beating Army and Virginia in succession. St. John's owns a 3-1 record. All three Red Storm victories have been by a goal, including a 12-11 triumph agains Siena in its last outing.
The Bearcats (1-2) head down south to square off with CAA members Delaware (2-4) Saturday for a non-conference bout with the Blue Hens at Delaware Stadium. BU enters Saturday having won their last contest, a gritty 6-2 win over Hobart last Saturday.
Coming off a weekend where the Buffalo Bandits (5-4) were within 3.7 seconds of a tie for first place in the East Division, the team prepares to host the last-place Colorado Mammoth (2-6) at First Niagara Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch the game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
There was something different about the opening lacrosse practice at Governor Simcoe Secondary School to start that season. Aside form the returning players and hopeful freshmen, there was a one seventeen year-old who stood out.
UAlbany visits Canisius for the fourth game of the 2013 season. The Great Danes are 2-2 after a commanding 15-9 win over #9/13 UMass on Tuesday. Canisius is 0-3 after falling to third-ranked Cornell that same day.
After playing one of the nation's top teams tough on Tuesday, Canisius continues play at home on Saturday, hosting Albany. The game, which can be seen on tape delay on Time Warner SportsChannel (Ch. 713 in Buffalo), is set to begin at 1PM.
ILGear.com has your first close-up look at the highly-anticipated Cascade Matte Grey CPX-R helmet, which along with the Matte Black CPX-R are now available through authorized dealers. The matte-finish CPX-R lids are available with black, chrome, titanium and gold titanium facemask options. Here's more from Cascade:
Ryan Powell . . . had this to say:
I have had the pleasure to get to know JB during my two Team USA experiences in 2006 & 2010. He is the BEST equipment manager in the game- hands down. He is extremely passionate about lacrosse and although didn’t ever step on the field; he played a major role in our World Championship title in 2010. JB has the respect of every player that has played for a team that he has been apart of. He is a good friend and an awesome person!
Today, Kimber and his Rules Committee colleagues have painstakingly walked the assembled college coaches at the 2012 IMLCA Convention through the myriad changes for the 2013 season. Given all the new information, Q&A exchanges between lecturers and lectured proceed fairly reasonably. As herding large, opinionated cats goes, it’s somewhat scratch free, so far.
The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association have partnered with The Lacrosse Network to stream local high school lacrosse games live on YouTube during the 2013 Washington state high school lacrosse season.
For lacrosse, the path to the Olympics got a little shorter with acceptance to SportAccord last year. Up next is acceptance into the International World Games Association, a competition featuring sports not played at the Olympics.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will be without the aid of defenseman Brandon Mullins for the remainder of the season, the school said Thursday. Mullins went down, grabbing his knee, during the second half of Syracuse's 9-8 overtime win against Virginia last Friday at the Carrier Dome.
Freshman Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) led nationally third-ranked Cortland with nine points on three goals and six assists as the Red Dragons defeated Union College, 18-6, Thursday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Story from Union College Athletics
On national TV, Johns Hopkins hosts UMBC on Friday on ESPNU, and next Wednesday is the ESPNU Game of the Week, featuring Duke vs. North Carolina. So where can you see most of the games? Below is a list of live streams on team websites, as well as TV info.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold their Annual Tip-A-Knighthawk event at the Mt. Hope Distillery on Monday, March 18th. The eighth edition of the charity night will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer Association.
“I immediately felt comfortable when I stepped on campus and the coaches were extremely personable. Binghamton is one of the best public Universities in the nation and offers a lot academically and athletically.”
The Utica College women's lacrosse team won its second straight game Wednesday afternoon by defeating host Skidmore University, 11-7. Freshman Courtney Wheeler (Ava, NY/Rome Free Academy) led the way for UC netting three goals and adding an assist while sophomore Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville) also scored three goals in the win.
Story from Skidmore Athletics
The No. 7 RIT (1-1) men's lacrosse team came away with a 9-4 win over The College at Brockport (0-2) in non-conference action from RIT's Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers scored five second-quarter goals to break open a close game, and held on for the win.
Story from Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team opened up the 2013 season with a 14-10 victory on the road against the Nazareth Golden Flyers on Wednesday night. Sophomore Liz Algie (Adams, NY/South Jefferson) scored four goals in her first career game as a Golden Eagle.
Story from Nazareth Athletics
After showing glimpses of its potential over the first four games of the 2013 season, the Marist women's lacrosse team was firing on all cylinders in its road game at Binghamton on Wednesday afternoon.
Story from Binghamton Athletics
Maria Kotas (Lancaster) and Morgan Leonard scored three goals and had three assists each, and Tori Quinn had three tallies and pair of assists for Canisius in a 16-5 women’s lacrosse victory over Robert Morris on Wednesday in Moon Township, Pa.
Sophomore attack Richard Gregory and freshman attack Nolan Stauffer each had two goals and an assist, and sophomore goalie Stefan Basile made 10 saves to help Union men's lacrosse (1-1) earn a 15-7 win over SUNY Oneonta (1-2) at Frank Bailey Field.
For a man who has only been coaching at Union for six years, Paul Wehrum has surely made a name for himself. A longtime member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, his charisma and admiration for his team are palpable as soon as someone even mentions the word “lacrosse.”
By now Syracuse men's lacrosse fans are familiar with the name Kevin Rice. He has become a fixture on the Orange attack this season with six points through three games (third on the team). And most notable was Rice's heroics in Friday's game against Virginia: His overtime goal lifted SU past the Cavaliers, 9-8.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team is off to their best start since the 2010 season, as they improved to 3-0 on the year following an 8-5 win over Lafayette last Saturday afternoon. Seven different Red Foxes scored to contribute to the victory.
Thorimbert scored twice and recovered a 2013 team-high 17 loose balls in Buffalo’s 15-13 road win against the East’s top-seeded Toronto Rock on Thursday, Feb. 28. He followed that performance up with 14 loose balls in an 11-10 overtime loss to the Philadelphia wings the next night. Thorimbert ranks fourth among all NLL players with 89 loose balls in 10 games.
With the desire to raise awareness and money to help cure cancer, lacrosse coaches from the Rochester area with encouragement from Canandaigua enthusiasts have developed a spectacular three-day lacrosse event.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team held Scranton scoreless in the second half en route to an 8-3 victory in its home-opener Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Royals fell to 1-3.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team has been here before. The Orange is 2-2 after losses to then-ranked No. 4 Maryland and most recently No. 2 Florida. But SU started last season with the same record with losses to Virginia and Northwestern. In fact, the Orange haven't started a season with more than two wins since 2010 when they were 3-1.
Lindsay Toppe had three goals in the game's first nine minutes, finished the evening with six and the Big Red defense had a terrific day as Cornell rolled to a 17-5 win against Colgate at Schoellkopf Field on Wednesday evening.
Story from Colgate Athletics
With the game tied at seven heading into the fourth quarter, senior attack Casey Balzer (Nassau, N.Y.) reeled off three goals to propel the Oswego State men's lacrosse team (1-0) to a 10-7 win over Utica (1-1) Wednesday afternoon. Balzer finished the game with five goals, as the Lakers notched their fourth straight victory against the Pioneers.
Story from Utica College Athletics
Senior attackman Nate Frechette (CBA-Syracuse) tallied six points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 19-5 win over Roberts Wesleyan on Wednesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Four goals by Carly Garrison, including the go-ahead goal with 16:16 remaining in the second half, allowed #14 Pfeiffer to knock off #2 Le Moyne 10-8 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Falcons improve their school-best start to a season at 6-0 after the program's biggest victory on Wednesday. The Dolphins fall to 2-1 with the loss.
After holding the inaugural Knighthawks Upstate Indoor Lacrosse Championships at The Blue Cross Arena the previous week, teams from the UIL traveled to take part in the First Annual Bucksmont Indoor Lacrosse Tourney. On Sunday, the three teams captured Championships in the U13, U15 and High School divisions at the tournament at Bucksmont Indoor Sports Complex. The event sponsored by American Indoor Lacrosse was held in Hatfield, Pa.
#5 Ithaca (N.Y.): The Little Red came up a little bit short against West Islip but lost just one other game. Ithaca boasts the Hartford-bound duo of Doug Biondi (three goals in the state final) and Jaedon Henderson, but needs to solve faceoff woes in big games.
Syracuse longpole Brandon Mullins is likely sidelined for the Orange's upcoming contest against St. John's on Saturday in the Whitman's® Sampler® Independence Classic at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Mullins went down in the fourth quarter of Friday night's OT victory against Virginia, clutching his knee when he hit the turf. He labored off the field but did not return.
The University at Albany takes its modest two-game winning streak to Amherst, Mass. to face the No. 17/14 Minutewomen of UMass on Friday, Mar. 8 at McGuirk Stadium at 4 p.m. The Minutewomen own a 7-2 all-time record against the Great Danes and have won the previous three of five contests.
Any type of early season analysis, whether issued by me or anyone across the scope of sport's media, often comes with the caveat, “It's early.” It's a rational warning. When few games have been played, reactions are based on small sample sizest. When there are many games to be played, many things can change, often quickly.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host “Scout Night” for the team’s game on Saturday, March 9 against the Colorado Mammoth. Discounted tickets to the game will be available for all members of Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. The 300-level tickets will cost $12.00, which is a savings of $15 per ticket. With each ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to the Scout organization.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team is set to take on Oswego State, in its home opener Wednesday afternoon. Faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on the Utica College campus.
Syracuse men's lacrosse fans expect to hear the likes of JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill, Derek Maltz and Scott Loy (among other veterans) making an impact on the field. But players like Dylan Donahue and Derek DeJoe are establishing themselves as the next wave of quality Orange players this season.
The College at Brockport men’s lacrosse team lost its season opener Saturday, March 2 on the road to the Alfred University Saxons by a score of 7-6. Despite outshooting Alfred 48-26, the Golden Eagles weren’t able to find the back of the net as much as Head Coach Ben Wineburg said he had hoped.
John went on to play at Cortland State where he earned All American honors. After College, John ended up moving to Central Florida with his wife and three children where he started Jokers Lacrosse (www.jokerslacrosse.com) which helped to grow the sport of lacrosse in Central Florida. In short, there were very few players who loved and supported the sport of lacrosse more than our friend John McCarthy.
Unfortunately, we lost John last year on July 25, 2012 to Leukemia.
The No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team scored 10 unanswered goals over the final 19 minutes of play to blow open what had been a tightly contested game to eventually take an 18-7 victory at the Demske Sports Complex in Buffalo, N.Y. Rob Pannell led the Big Red with four goals and four assists. His final assist of the day matched the school record for career assists (164), tying him with the late, great Eamon McEneaney '77.Story from Canisius Athletics
Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) scored five goals and handed out three assists to lead UAlbany to a 15-9 victory over #9/13 UMass on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes improve to 2-2 on the season, while the Minutemen fall to 3-2 with their second straight loss.
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Vanderbeek scored with 1:48 remaining in overtime to give the Hobart College lacrosse team a 9-8 victory over nationally ranked Colgate University on Boswell Field this afternoon. Junior attackman Alex Love assisted on the game-winner and finished with a game-high four points, including his 12th career hat trick.
The nationally third-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team used balanced scoring in defeating William Smith, 15-5, Tuesday afternoon in its season-opener at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons are now 1-0, while the Herons dropped to 0-2.
Story from William Smith Athletics
Brody Eastwood scored five goals as defending America East Champion Stony Brook handed Siena Lacrosse its second straight close defeat 11-9. Red-shirt sophomore Richie Hurley posted his first career hat trick for the Saints which have dropped their last two games by a total of three goals.
Le Moyne College senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Le Moyne College sophomore Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
The Patriot League schedule is officially underway in men’s lacrosse, and Bucknell sent a shot across the bow with its 11-2 victory over Navy Saturday. The Bison outshot the Mids 57-14 and blanked their opponents over the game’s last 51 minutes after surrending a pair of early goals. Bucknell has bounced with two straight victories following a loss at Mount St. Mary’s, while Navy has dropped three in a row.
Coming off a banner year in which the organization was accepted into SportAccord (an organizing group of nearly 100 sports federations), accepted China as an associate member, completed its first international competition in Finland (the U-19 Men's World Championships in July) and redesigned its website, the Federation of International Lacrosse has a tall order to top itself in 2013.
While traveling with his nationally-ranked Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team, legendary player and women’s head coach Gary Gait graciously spent some time on the phone being interviewed by FloridaLacrosseNews.com senior writer Lee Roggenburg to discuss some of the issues facing the game as well as to preview his team’s game with the Florida Gators last Saturday.
Lindsay Toppe nearly equaled the Cornell single-game records for points and assists against Harvard on Saturday, and the Ivy League honored Toppe for her excellence by named her the Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
The goals have come at a lightning fast pace through the first two games of the women's lacrosse season, and Cornell hopes to keep that scoring up when Colgate visits Schoellkopf Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Big Red and Raiders will face off at 4PM.
Gorajek, a Highstown, N.J., native had three goals in the first half against the Retrievers to give Colgate a 6-4 lead going into the break. Two of the goals were unassisted while one came on an assist from Kate Sheridan. It was here second-consecutive game with three goals after tallying three at Hofstra on Feb. 23.
Cortland senior Mike Kaminski (Sayville) has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the period ending March 3. The award is the first for the conference this spring and therefore includes all games played to date.
from Megan Brockett / Binghamton University Pipe Dream
The Binghamton men’s lacrosse team held the seventh-best scoring offense in the nation to two goals on Saturday, knocking off Hobart 6-2 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The win, highlighted by a 51-minute period during which BU held Hobart scoreless, was the Bearcats’ first of the season.
. . . Also earning a hat-trick for the Mocs was senior Danielle LaDuca (Webster-Thomas/Monroe CC), who tallied four goals and senior Mara Mason (Irondequoit/Monroe CC), who added two goals to go along with her three goals, and freshman Ashley Robertson (Elicott City, Md.).
No doubt about it. Maryland remains #1 in this week's Casey Powell Lacrosse D-I Top 20 . . . at the top of all the ballots, and Notre Dame and Cornell are solid at #2 and #3, respectively. Princeton is buring up the Poll, climbing 8 spots to #4. Ohio St. breaks into the top ten with their OT win over Penn St.
Following a pair of victories to open Northeast-10 Conference play, the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team remained second in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, as announced by the association on Monday morning.
Freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Armstrong (Oswego) scored the game-winning goal with 2:26 remaining to give the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team a 7-6 victory over sixth-ranked Limestone College on Monday afternoon at Saints Field.
The SUNY Cobleskill men’s lacrosse team opened the 2013 season on a high note by downing the host Dolphins of The College of Mount Saint Vincent by an 8-4 margin on the home team’s turf at Gaelic Park in non-league action. The victory puts Cobleskill at 1-0 to open the campaign while the Dolphins fall to 1-1 overall on the season.
Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy : the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. While 2013 is The Year of the Mohawk, the men’s watch list includes three members of the Onondaga Nation in Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson from Albany.
The No. 3 Big Red travels to Buffalo to take on Canisius at the Demske Sports Complex on Tuesday, March 5 at 4 p.m. Cornell is coming off a dominating 19-3 victory over Colgate on Saturday, while the Golden Griffins have opened the season with two consecutive losses and have not played since Feb. 24. The game can be viewed online at www.GoGriffs.com and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
UAlbany hosts Massachusetts for the fourth game of the 2013 season. The Great Danes are 1-2 on the young season after a 15-8 loss to Yale on Saturday, while UMass comes in with a 3-1 record after falling to Brown over the weekend.
Falling early to injury in the season-opener against then No. 3 Florida, the University at Albany women's lacrosse senior attack Rachael Burek came back strong this past week and earned the America East Conference Player of the Week, on Monday, March 4.
We had the chance to sit down with senior Jack O’Connor of Breck High School and talk his decision to commit to Union College. Last season as a junior, O’Connor posted 30 goals and 10 assists. He played this past summer with the Minnesota Elite Lacrosse Club.
ILGear.com brings you another look at a kit from the NJCAA ranks with a glimpse at the gear and apparel to be used this season by the Genesee Cougars, a team located just outside of Rochester, New York, and competing in the powerful Region III.
That’s what a goalie or a defenseman asks himself when he approaches the midfield line with the ball in his stick. Or an offensive middie stuck in his own end when his man gets a step on him and races to the midfield line. Or me at a buffet.
Senior attackman Tyler Prevost (IHC/Onondaga C.C.) recorded six points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 22-2 win over American International College on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
One of the factors that influenced Corey Haynes’ decision to verbally commit to St. John’s University had nothing to do with lacrosse, or even the university itself. You see, the Red Storm play many of their home basketball games at Madison Square Garden, which is also the home base of a certain NHL team. The fact that Corey Haynes is a huge Rangers fan was a factor that helped SJU’s cause in landing the commitment from the junior midfielder at East Syracuse Minoa High School. Haynes’ decision was first reported at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi.
Senior attackman Garrett Thul led all players with seven goals en route to breaking Army's all-time goals record in a 12-1 win over Michigan on Saturday night. Playing in the marquee game of the second Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic at Sun Life Stadium, Thul's effort brought his career total to 141 career goals and broke Scott Finlay's mark, which was set from 1975-78.
Cornell exploded for eight first-period goals here Saturday and breezed to a 19-3 win over Colgate in an expected battle of top-10 teams. The host and No. 5-ranked Big Red blanked Colgate 8-0 over the first 15 minutes and never looked back. It was the Raiders' first scoreless quarter this season and first since Duke shut out Colgate 7-0 in the second period of last year's NCAA Championship quarterfinal.
No. 7 Cornell hammered No. 11 Colgate, 19-3, at home on Saturday. The Big Red jumped to an 11-0 lead and cruised to victory. Rob Pannell had two goals and five assists for Cornell, while the Big Red defense held the Raiders' Peter Baum without a goal. Cornell improved to 3-0 with the win, while Colgate suffered its first loss and fell to 3-1. Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
No. 4 Syracuse's second-half comeback attempt wasn't enough in a 14-10 setback to No. 2 Florida on Saturday, Mar. 2. The game was played in Sun Life Stadium as part of the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic. The Orange is now 2-2 this season, while the Gators improve to 7-0.
Overcast, chilly conditions weren’t enough to keep lacrosse fans away from Sun Life Stadium on Saturday as approximately 3,000 spectators bundled up to enjoy youth, high school and college games at the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic.
The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team won a 7-6 decision over visiting SUNY Brockport, Saturday afternoon at Merrill Field. AU led at the half 4-3. The match remained close the rest of the way while the Saxons held off Brockport in the final of the match.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team opened its 2013 season in style, scoring nine first half goals en route to an 11-5 win over Haverford at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT. Senior Mac Johnson had three goals for the Saints, while classmate Jeff Goeke made 12 saves to pick up the win in net.
The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team won, 9-8, at #10 Pfeiffer Saturday afternoon. Brady Heseltine scored a go-ahead goal in the fourth quarter and then Zac Reid's score clinched the non-conference win for the top-ranked Lakers.
Tied at 11 midway through the fourth quarter, Cody Jamieson beat defenseman Joey Cupido one-on-one and had a clear shot on the crease, beating an off-balance goaltender Dan Lewis for the game-winning goal. It was Rochester's only fourth-quarter goal after Colorado scored three straight to draw the game even.
For the third straight game, the Syracuse women's lacrosse team got off to a slow start. It hurt them in a 14-10 loss to Florida in Miami on Saturday night. "It's not fun," Syracuse's Michelle Tumolo said. "We need to keep shooting and get our shots off earlier."
Conrad Oberbeck scored six goals and added one assist to lead Yale to a 15-8 win over #19/20 UAlbany in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes drop to 1-2 on the young season, while Yale moves to 1-1.
Senior attack Rachel Burek's nine-point performance, six goals and three assists, helps UAlbany defeat Bryant, 15-4, on Saturday, Mar. 2 at John Fallon Field. Burek's nine-points on Saturday was second-most points in a game in program history.
#7 Cornell raced out to an 11-0 lead and thoroughly controlled every aspect of the game in a 19-3 victory over #11 Colgate on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. It was the most lopsided victory for the Big Red since Cornell defeated Princeton, 21-5, during the 1988 season. The Big Red improved to 3-0, while the Raiders fell to 3-1.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the final 10 goals of the game to defeat 14th-ranked Union College, 10-1, Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The Red Dragons improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Dutchmen fell to 0-1.
Story from Union Athletics
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn) recorded a career-high six points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 9-4 win over Assumption College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Multi-Sport Stadium.
The Elmira College Men's Lacrosse team was firing on all cylinders as it defeated first year program Houghton College, 26-2, Friday afternoon at Elmira Free Academy in the season-opening contest for both teams. The 26 goals scored marks the most by an Elmira team in at least the last 10 years. The closest an EC team has come to that mark in the last decade was March 31, 2010 when the team tallied 24 goals against Medaille.
Both Maggie Deloria and Julia Sirianni knew that their days of playing lacrosse weren’t over when they graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. The former teammates both ending up at Siena College, though, wasn’t part of the original plan.
“Just last week we were in the workshop of Alf Jacques who is the Onondaga stick maker and has been for generations,” he continued. “Sitting there and watching a man carve a lacrosse stick the way that people on this continent have done even before European settlers arrived, was remarkable. To see the impact it’s had on people’s lives, how it has spread, and how it has remained America’s only sport that has a spiritual origin because the indigenous people believe this was a game given to them by the Creator was truly an extraordinary experience."
Sophomore Kevin Rice closed the book on another thrilling chapter in the Syracuse-Virginia lacrosse rivalry. Rice's goal with one minute left in overtime propelled the 18th-ranked Orange (2-1) past the sixth-ranked Cavaliers, 9-8, on Friday, March 1 at the Carrier Dome.
The Orange continued their resurgence with their biggest win of the early season, a 9-8 overtime win over against No. 6/6 Virginia on Friday night. "I think we've grown up a lot," said Syracuse head coach John Desko.
Drew Westervelt scored 2:14 into overtime to cap off a dramatic come-from-behind victory as the Philadelphia Wings (5-3) moved into second place in the East Division with an 11-10 road win over the Buffalo Bandits (5-4) before 14,636 at First Niagara Center on Friday night.
Kevin Rice was the hero for the Orange as he fired one to the corner with 1 minute left in the first overtime to give Syracuse the win 9-8. It is the first time since 1999 and 2001 that SU has had back-to-back wins at home against Virginia. It was exactly the type of match-up fans could expect from Syracuse and Virginia men's lacrosse teams on Friday night.
It wasn't a 25-goal win that the players noticed the most. "It was just great to get back out there," Onondaga Community College sophomore attackman Randy Staats said. "To get that win under our belts and start the season all over is just exciting."
The William Smith lacrosse team dropped its season opener 13-9 to No. 16 St. John Fisher in a non-league game played tonight on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Cardinals jumped out to a 4-1 lead early in the first and stayed in front for the remainder of the game.
The eyes of the lacrosse world will be on Schoellkopf Field with Saturday’s men’s lacrosse matchup between No. 11 Colgate and seventh-ranked Cornell. The game will feature the past two USILA national players of the year in Colgate senior Peter Baum and Cornell fifth-year senior Rob Pannell.
Saturday will be a busy day on the Cornell campus with several Big Red athletic contests going on alongside the New York State high school track and field championships. As a result, fans who are planning to attend the No. 7 Cornell men's lacrosse or the No. 2 women's ice hockey games are encouraged to allow for extra time to park. Parking for both games will be in the Crescent Lot for a charge of $5. Fans will be allowed to tailgate in the Crescent Lot.
On Saturday, No. 14 Union men's lacrosse will host No. 1 SUNY Cortland in its season opener at Frank Bailey Field at 1:00 p.m. The Dutchmen will host Cortland for the first time since May 9, 1972, when Union fell, 11-6 to the Red Dragons. Union is looking for its first win over Cortland since May 17, 1966.
Saturday's Utica College men's lacrosse game at Cazenovia is postponed. The make up date is to be determined. Please check the men's lacrosse schedule page for the most up to date scheduling information.
The game is a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament semifinals where Syracuse came back from a seven-goal deficit to defeat Florida, 14-13, in double overtime. With the victory, the Orange advanced to the national championship game for the first time in school history.
Long before she committed to Syracuse, long before she set the Carrier Dome ablaze with her electrifying abilities, the talented Michelle Tumolo painted her childhood bedroom in South Jersey bright orange.
The University at Albany hosts the Bryant Bulldogs on Saturday, Mar. 2 at John Fallon Field at 3 p.m.. This will be the first meeting on the lacrosse field between the two programs. The Great Danes look to carry over their previous home victory over Niagara and begin to build an early win streak.
UAlbany hosts Yale for the third game of the 2013 season, and the home opener at John Fallon Field. The Bulldogs hold a 5-3 lead in a series that began in 2000. Yale won the first four contests, but UAlbany was victorious in the next three before falling to Yale, 13-7, last season in New Haven.
The Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams enter the 2013 season as one of the top squads in upstate New York, and they'll be sporting some pretty spiffy duds this spring, including some really cool custom Brine King IV gloves.
Syracuse is stepping up its social media game tonight. The Orange has added another hashtag to its lacrosse field next to #OrangeNation ahead of its showdown with UVA. This time, its #HHH, which stands for Head, Heart, Hustle. According to NunesMagician, it’s the official hashtag for the team this season.
US Lacrosse, with sponsorship from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), today announced the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament Scholarship Program that provides financial aid to officials interested in working the annual tournament. Apply by Friday, March 8, for a scholarship to work the 2013 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament, May 25-26 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
The No. 7 Big Red men's lacrosse team plays its third game in seven days when it welcomes No. 11 Colgate to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m. Cornell is coming off an 11-6 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon, while the Raiders have opened the season with three consecutive victories. The game can be viewed online through Cornell RedCast and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
Two highly ranked lacrosse teams, each with a strong player-of-the-year candidate, face off this weekend in central New York. Syracuse-Virginia? Sure, there's that one, too, Friday night. But the marquee matchup of the first weekend of March is the next day and a few miles down the road.
Always one of the most-anticipated games of the college lacrosse season, Syracuse (1-1) and Virginia (4-0) renew their annual rivalry Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Cavaliers are ranked No. 6 in this week's USILA Coaches' Poll and represent SU's first ranked foe of the 2013 campaign.
Sophomore Dylan Broomfield (Clinton, NY) won 15 faceoffs and scooped up 11 groundballs to give the Clarkson Univeristy Men's Lacrosse team numerous first-strike opportunities as the Golden Knights opened 2013 with a 13-9 victory over St. John Fisher College Thursday afternoon.
Story from St. John Fisher
The Buffalo Bandits (5-3) got four goals from leading scorer Shawn Williams and a hat trick from captain John Tavares in his return from injury to claim a 15-13 victory over the Toronto Rock (6-3). The game was typical of what has always been a very heated rivalry: back-and-forth action. The Bandits opened the scoring 90 seconds in, as Williams beat Toronto goaltender Nick Rose for his first of the game.
For the second time this season, the Rochester Knighthawks will don special jerseys. On Saturday, March 16th, the Knighthawks will wear camouflaged jerseys as part of their fundraiser for the Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/2576#sthash.UtDRR3YT.dpuf
Always one of the most-anticipated games of the college lacrosse season, Syracuse (1-1) and Virginia (4-0) renew their annual rivalry Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Cavaliers are ranked No. 6 in this week's USILA Coaches' Poll and represent SU's first ranked foe of the 2013 campaign.
The No. 7 Big Red men's lacrosse team plays its third game in seven days when it welcomes No. 11 Colgate to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m. Cornell is coming off an 11-6 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon, while the Raiders have opened the season with three consecutive victories. The game can be viewed online through Cornell RedCast and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
Marty Ward (Corcoran), head coach of the men’s lacrosse team at Florida Southern College, is a Cherokee Nation, Iroquois citizen and the only Native American head lacrosse coach at a major university in the country.
Far away from his own family in upstate New York, Jeremy Thompson found himself another much-needed family upon his arrival in Edmonton. His discovery came as he took his first strides into the Rush organization.
With the pace of the proceedings leading up to overtime, it seemed likely this one would not last long into the extra session. After RIT won perhaps the biggest face-off of the day, the Tigers came down and seemed poised to score quickly, particularly with the success they enjoyed to end the fourth, outscoring Stevenson 4-2 in the final four minutes. But the Mustang defense answered the bell.
The men’s club lacrosse team has overcome its share of adversity. Since losing its status as a varsity team many years ago, the players have successfully brought the sport back as a club team, and they are working as hard as ever since its founding just one year ago.
The Rochester Knighthawks (3-5) travel west to Colorado to take on the Mammoth (2-5) at the Pepsi Center in a match between the East and West Division’s two lowest seeds on Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00 p.m. The game can be heard live on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com. It can also be seen on the NLL on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network and in Colorado on ALT2 (DirecTV channel 682). - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/2572#sthash.FXmt9SXP.dpuf
The Buffalo Bandits (4-3) are set to return to action on Thursday for the first game of a back-to-back as they take on the East division-leading Torotno Rock (6-2). Game time is set for 7;30 PM at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. This is the second of three meetings between these two teams. The Rock took the first game in Buffalo, 14-12.
There’s a difference between a great lacrosse season and a great lacrosse year. A terrific season is defined by your team — or the team you root for — winning a title, springing the upsets, going further into the tournament than it has before, and generally reaching team goals. Most people don’t get that kind of season, but that doesn’t mean they have to give up on having a great year, because a terrific year of lacrosse can be defined by the things you do, the games you see or play in, and the appreciation you gain for the game.
Lacrosse should be a simple game, and players who keep it simple tend to have the most fun and the most success. In the past two issues of New England Lacrosse Journal, I presented nine different ways that knowing the rules — and playing to them — could make you a smarter, better player. This month, I’m focusing less on the rules than on some simple skills or attributes that, if done enthusiastically, will make fouling the worry of your opponent and will help you improve your game and have more fun.
Preseason storylines can go out the window quickly. Rob Pannell broke his foot last year, changing the landscape of the college season. This year, two-way midfielders Josh Hawkins (Loyola) and Chris LaPierre (Virginia), who were among those players expected to benefit from offseason rules changes, have been sidelined.