Rob Pannell has been named the winner of the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, the premier award in collegiate lacrosse, in a ceremony held this evening at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He becomes the Big Red's second recipient of the award, joining Max Seibald '09, and Cornell is now one of four schools to boast multiple Tewaaraton Trophy winners (Duke, Syracuse, UVA).
The Shenendehowa varsity boys lacrosse team had too many weapons and more defense than visiting Mamaroneck could bring to the University at Albany campus Thursday night, earning a 13-8 New York State Public High School Athletic Association regional victory.
Building a 14-2 halftime lead, Bronxville earned its 20th win of the year against only one loss Thursday, routing Section 2 champion Glens Falls 20-3 in the Class C regional semifinal played at the University of Albany’s John Fallon Field.
The All Section Five Lists for 2013 were announced on Championship Tuesday as part of Championship Day, sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank and Trust. Eighteen first team players and twenty-two second team players were selected from the list of first team all-league players in the Section. All US Lacrosse All-American automatically make the list.
On Thursday afternoon, Le Moyne College celebrated the lacrosse team's accomplishment, as the Le Moyne College president Fred Pestello congratulated the team in person, as friends and family looked on. (with video, 1:09)
The Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse squads enjoyed successful seasons in 2013 as both teams advanced to the Final Four. A member of each team was honored at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award ceremony on Thursday, May 30. Senior JoJo Marasco and junior Alyssa Murray were both finalists for the award, which is given to the top male and female lacrosse players in the nation.
When I was over in Prague for the 20th annual Ales Hrebesky Memorial, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Piotr Stalmach, of Mesh Wizard fame (based out of Poland), and we got to talking about traditional, mesh, and stringing sticks for quite a while. We traded tips and shared some war stories, and at the end of the day, Piotr graciously offered to create a new traditional top string tutorial for us.
The Little Red has lost in the state championship game in each of the past two seasons. Ithaca beat West Genesee in the state regionals three years in a row (2009-11) before defeating Liverpool last season, 18-8, en route to its second consecutive apperance in the state final.
Yorktown wilted in the heat of a tight fourth quarter after playing from in front most of the game, losing 13-11 to Niskayuna in a tense state regional semifinal on Thursday at the University at Albany.
"I got three children at home and I got 40 plus of them here. The opportunity to watch them walk through the doors of the locker room into the stadium, I know I've had the opportunity to do it before and I know I'll never forget it. So to watch them do that, it's just fantastic," Sheehan said.
“Sid is coming off back-to-back NLL Championships. He was also named team captain for the Rochester Knighthawks in 2013,” said Brown.
Hamilton will also have Poppleton in the lineup Saturday. In 2013, the Manlius, NY native was named a Second Team All-American. He won 161 of 235 (.685) faceoffs and grabbed a team-high 89 ground balls. Poppleton also ranked second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.685), which was a single-season team record.
The Haudenosaunee Iroquois Nationals respectfully submit this letter to the membership of the Federation of International lacrosse and urge you to reject the May 10th FIL Postal Ballot.
The Iroquois Nationals are encouraged by the constructive dialogue and excellent recommendations that emerged and were exchanged amongst the various National Teams, organizations, fans from across the world, and athletes on the issue of ensuring that the WLC 2014 Blue Division include the Iroquois Nationals. This discourse demonstrated the strong and widely held belief that the WLC 2014 Blue Division should positively and accurately reflect the reputable institution which connects us all - lacrosse.
After a pair of lopsided regular-season losses to Vestal, the Horseheads boys lacrosse team could only hope that maybe it would catch the Golden Bears looking ahead when the two teams met Wednesday evening for the Section 4 Class B title.
As Pittsford’s Allie Panara made one last dash down field, hoping to tie up the Section V championship game in the final seconds, Mia Pascuzzi had one thought in her mind. “Just get my stick to that ball,” the Penfield goalie said.
The Salmon River boys lacrosse team has not lost to a Section 10 opponent in six years. But the stumbling block for the Shamrocks in Class C state tournament play has always been the boys from Section 3.
In the first two chapters of Wednesday’s Section VI girls lacrosse championship tripleheader, Lancaster and Hamburg defended their titles by holding off very stingy efforts from teams that they had beaten twice during the regular season. In the night’s last final at All High Stadium, Amherst flipped the script on Lake Shore as this season was concerned, but when you look at the history books, it should have come as no surprise.
Earlier in the month, the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team came back to defeat Brighton in double overtime. The No. 2 seed Braves couldn’t pull off another comeback on Wednesday, as the No. 1 Barons won 10-6 in the Section 5 Class B final at Eastridge High School.
"I thought if we had the ball, our second midfield was going to have a big day against Duke because they stretch out and play you defensively, which leaves the middle," Desko said. "Lecky and Schoonmaker can run by their guys. In that kind of defense, once they get by their guy, they're so quick and fast, they're going to get to the goal and get good shots off."
Then the flash of reality."We just didn't have the possessions for it to be able to do that."
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is gearing up for its 24th edition in August. More than 500 games featuring around 4,000 players are planned on 12 fields. Teams are coming from New York, New England, the mid-Atlantic region, Kansas, Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Canada.
When Rochester Knighthawks’ Owner and General Manager Curt Styres began his partnership with the Six Nations Arrows junior lacrosse club, he had a vision. That vision included a professional lacrosse championship and his nephew, Cody Jamieson.
The men and women's soccer and lacrosse tournaments will now feature a pair of quarterfinal games played at the site of the higher-seeded team, with the sixth-seed visiting the third-seed and the fifth-seed at the fourth-seed. Those winners will then join the top two seeds in the weekend semifinal and championship rounds, played at the site of the highest overall seed in the tournament. The brackets will re-seed after the quarterfinal round.
The clock ran continuously in the second half - that's how much of a blowout today's Class B regional semifinal was between Jamesville-DeWitt and Massena. The Section III champions led 9-0 after one quarter and 19-1 at the half.
It was the first time Section III has carried its lacrosse championship games into the Carrier Dome. After what took place on Tuesday, it’s almost unthinkable the high schools and their lacrosse teams won’t be back.
With the momentum on Horseheads’ side and its bid for a second consecutive Section 4 Class B girls lacrosse title in jeopardy, Vestal turned up its level of play to another notch Wednesday night at Union-Endicott’s Ty Cobb Stadium.
Yep, it’s raining again. Albany is also getting some thunderstorms on and off during the day so all three games against the Section 2 winners are postponed until Thursday. The schedule will remain the same. And tomorrow’s forecast is calling for the kind of heat and humidity that could bring heat index procedures into play.
There might be only one solution for Rochester-area schools to curtail Honeoye Falls-Lima’s dominance in the Section V Class C girls lacrosse tournament. Find a way to get more people to move into the HF-L district so increased enrollment bumps it up a class.
Saratoga County’s lone remaining girls lacrosse team traveled to Fox Lane High School Wednesday looking to continue its storybook season. However, a third consecutive postseason upset was not in the cards for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
The Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team’s schedule featured several out-of-section games against top-level opposition that were designed to prepare the team for big games. Wednesday’s showdown with Section I champion Mamaroneck certainly fits that description.
The 2012 No. 1 draft pick's MLL debut is long-awaited, as it was put on hold after a foot injury and his decision to return to Cornell for an extra season. He broke the record of Matt Danowski, who plays for the Charlotte Hounds, the Lizards' opponent Friday.
The reactions to the rule changes in men's lacrosse for 2013 have largely been very positive, and both TV commentators and casual fans have noted improvements in the flow/pace of play. Did the changes affect scoring? It appears that may be the case. Scoring this past spring in Men's Division I rose to 20.6 goals/game, up from 19.8 a year ago. That's the highest average since 2000. The increase was greater in Division II (18.9 to 21.0) and about the same in Division III (19.2 to 20.2). The overall men's average was 20.4 goals per game, up from 19.2 in 2012.
The list of postseason honors continues to grow for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team. WomensLax.com has named senior Becca Block its Defender of the Year and freshman Kayla Treanor as the Rookie of the Year. Block, Treanor and junior Alyssa Murray were named to the All-American Team.
None of the current Baldwinsville girls lacrosse players were even in grade school in 2000, the last time it won a Section III Class A championship. So it was an entirely new and special feeling for the Bees Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome when the horn sounded and the Bees, casting off 13 years of disappointments and near-misses, finished off Cicero-North Syracuse 13-10 in the Class A title game.
Through its depth, and through its toughness on both ends of the field, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team extended a mark unprecedented in the Section III ranks. The Lakers turned back main rival Marcellus 12-7 in Tuesday's Class C final at the Carrier Dome and, by doing, so, extended its own record with a 12th sectional championship, but its first outright title since 2008.
Dan Ginestro learned his lesson. He'd made a mistake on the same play earlier in the game. Mike Messere gave him an earful, too. But when it counted, Ginestro did as instructed. And the West Genesee High School boys lacrosse team has another Class A Section III championship because of it.
With a Section 5 title on the line, in a triple overtime game against its rival, the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team turned to Danny LaCrosse. The senior captain scored the game-winning goal to lift the No. 1 seed Braves to an 11-10 win over No. 3 Victor in the Class B championship game Tuesday at St. John Fisher College.
The Penfield boys’ lacrosse team has made a habit of overcoming adversity during the 2013 season, and a lightning delay gave the Patriots the jolt they needed to overcome another one. The Patriots came from behind to win the Section 5 Class A championship game against Webster Thomas, 9-6, on a rain-soaked Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College.
Long time natural and ACC rivals Duke and North Carolina switch places for the final 2013 Casey Powell Lacrosse Division I Poll as Duke ran the table through Memorial Day, defeating the #2 Orange. Yale also moved up four places, climbing into a sixth place tie with Notre Dame.
The shiny metallic gold head at the end of Alana Navaroli's lacrosse stick glowed in the bright lights of the Carrier Dome. It was only slightly less rockin' than the magenta ribbons and socks that she and members of the Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse team broke out for their Section III Class C championship game against Marcellus on Tuesday at the Carrier Dome.
"I didn't know what to say at halftime," Sedgwick said after the Brothers took apart Watertown, 22-4, to win the school's third straight Section III title. "I think the first half we played probably one of our best halves of lacrosse all season."
The Section Five Tournaments conclude today as Champions will be determined in all three classes. The Day of Champions, sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, will be held on the campus of St. John Fisher College.
Just like every season, the Clarence High School boys lacrosse team has a goal from the first day of practice: get to the Section VI championship game and beat Orchard Park. On Tuesday, the Red Devils will get their chance.
With a 5-3 record in title games, Syracuse’s John Desko has experienced the highs and lows as the coach of the sport’s most decorated program. But none of the players who absorbed Monday’s 16-10 loss to seventh-seeded Duke in a NCAA tournament final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia had never faced that setback, leaving it to Desko to address his team.
Kevin Rice was there, but he wasn’t there. He seemed to be somewhere else as he sat back numb at the postgame dais, eyes like dark saucers looking blankly ahead at the phalanx of scribbling pens on notepads, TV cameras and jutting tape recorders.
JoJo Marasco transformed this Syracuse team through his unselfishness. He had no regrets about staying that way in defeat. Marasco never won a national title for the Orange, the ultimate benchmark by which Syracuse stars are judged, but he started a transformation, one SU hopes will keep it a gold standard in the lacrosse world.
Despite having Syracuse and its big fanbase return to the Final Four for the first time since 2009, this year’s Championship Weekend attendance declined for the sixth straight year, with 79,179 fans coming to the Linc (28,224 Saturday, 22,511 Sunday and 28,444 Monday), the lowest total since 2002, the last time the event wasn’t held in an NFL venue.
Attendance at the NCAA championships has taken a downturn since 2008 that is alarming. No longer can college lacrosse envision sellout crowds before considering the impact of numerous factors and how the trend can be reversed.
"The baseball coaches around here are nervous," he said. "We're afraid our sport is going to die." Stannard said he understands why some players favor lacrosse over baseball. "I think kids [like] lacrosse," he said.
The Duke Blue Devils (16-5) used a 12-1 run in the middle of the game to overcome a 6-1 deficit and win the 2013 NCAA Championship with a 16-10 victory over top-seeded Syracuse (16-4) Monday, May 27 at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss was SU's first in a national championship game since 2001, ending a string of four straight national-title game victories for the Orange.
Kara Cannizzzaro (Cazenovia) led all scorers with four goals and six points, setting a new single-season UNC points record in the process. She finished her senior year with 83 points on 61 goals and 22 assists in 2013. The 61 goals are the second-most in school history behind Kellie Thompson's 62 in 2002. Prior to the season, the Tar Heels dedicated their 2013 season to the same Kellie Thompson Shiley, a three-time UNC All-America who died unexpectedly in childbirth last summer.
As part of a program that honors past national champions, the 1988 Syracuse men's lacrosse team will be recognized by the NCAA in an on-field ceremony at halftime of tomorrow's title game between the Orange and the Duke Blue Devils. The ceremony commemorates the 25-year anniversary of the Orange's second NCAA national championship.
What a weekend so far! All four games so far have seen comebacks of impressive proportions – apparently no lead is completely safe. While I would have liked to see another Cornell/Syracuse championship game, the games have delivered as promised this year. More on that thought a bit later . . . As I drove down here on Friday afternoon, I couldn’t help but think of the many, many road trips to the NCAA championship I’ve made over the years – so many various memories . . .
Championship Most Outstanding Player Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made 13 saves to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship with an 11-10 victory over top-ranked Mercyhurst University on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Dolphins won their last 10 games of the season to claim the program's fourth national championship and their second in two appearances at Lincoln Financial Field (2006).
"I caught myself a couple of times this weekend trying not to be the grumpy old guy that's been here before and realizing I've got a bunch of 18-, 19-, 20-year-old kids here," said Sheehan, a West Genesee alum and Mike Messere protege. After guiding the Dolphins to three Division II championship wins from 2004 to 2007, Sheehan's teams then followed that with three consecutive losses in the title game from 2008 to 2010.
"But yeah, it's certainly special, the opportunity to get here, and then I guess how we did it," he continued.
Syracuse senior Becca Block has been named the Defender of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The announcement was made at the All-American Banquet on Saturday, May 25.
The RIT men's lacrosse team led 13-10 heading into the fourth quarter, but could not hold on, losing to Stevenson University 16-14 in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship from Lincoln Financial Field in front of 25,211 fans on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sophomore #Kyle Aquin# tied the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game record by scoring a game-high seven goals. He matched the mark set by Salisbury’s Sam Bradman in 2011.
The podium that Le Moyne coach Dan Sheehan sat at on Sunday afternoon looked very similar to the platform on which he faced the media after the Dolphins lost their third consecutive Division II national title game in 2010 in Baltimore. At that press conference, Sheehan was asked — in light of his recent struggles in the big game, losing three straight title tilts — if he needed to change anything up.
PHILADELPHIA - The top-seeded Orange looks to win its third national championship in the last six years on Monday, May 27 when it faces No. 7 seed Duke in the NCAA title game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game is a matchup of two future ACC rivals as Syracuse joins the Blue Devils in the conference on July 1, 2013.
For the second consecutive year, senior goalie Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) has been named the C. Markland IWLCA Goalie of the Year at the annual awards banquet in King Prussia, Pa. Meagher sweeps all the major Goalie of the Year awards for the 2013 season as she did in 2012, as she also picked up the SynapseSports.com and WomensLax.com honors. In addition, Meagher was named the first ALC Goalie of the Year and is the first ever women’s goalie to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award.
The significance of Monday’s championship, which will be played at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field, was certainly not lost on Gross, who steered Syracuse, one of the founding members of the Big East, into the A.C.C. in September 2011, knowing full well the enticement of playing Duke and North Carolina in basketball, and Florida State and Clemson in football.
Jamesville-DeWitt once again proved its dominance as a force in Section 3 boys lacrosse on Saturday night. Junior Griffin Fiener totaled 10 points, including eight goals, and senior Jordan Evans scored four goals and assisted on five others as the top-seeded Red Rams rolled past second-seeded Carthage, 23-9, in the Class B final on a brisk evening at Cicero-North Syracuse to claim their fifth consecutive sectional championship.
Griffin Feiner says he’s simply the product of the hard work done first by Jordan Evans. Evans says it’s not all that difficult to get the ball to Feiner. The results are undeniable. The two senior attackmen for the Jamesville-DeWitt High School boys lacrosse team continue to accumulate ridiculous numbers. They combined for 19 points on Saturday night as the Red Rams crushed Carthage 23-9 to win their fifth consecutive Class B Section III championship.
A defender’s stick slipped through the ankles of Cazenovia High School attackman Ryan Cook, who promptly belly-flopped onto the hard, green artificial surface at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium. From his stomach and with his head looking up at the goal, Cook unleashed a shot with his lacrosse stick. The ball slipped over the shoulder of LaFayette goalie Elliott Lyons and into the net.
With one big push, the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team took control of Saturday's Section II Class A final. The Plainsmen went on a 9-0 run in the second half to pull away for an 18-10 victory over Shaker at the University at Albany's John Fallon Field.
Silver Creek's Zed Williams and Akron's Sturgis Sundown will face each other once again this Tuesday night at 5:30pm. The Black Knights hope to earn their fifth consecutive Class C Sectional title. However, the Akron Tigers' high-flying offense may have ideas of their own.
The All Star list is out recognizing the GRALL players for the 2013 season. Senior defenseman, Luc Bailey from McQuaid was selected as GRALL "Player of the Year". The GRALL coaches gave the Sportsmanship award to Bath-Haverling.
"You can't put a price tag on experience," Ryan said of his third trip in seven years to college lacrosse's annual Memorial Day weekend event. It's not a typical weekend for teams -- not with autograph sessions, video interviews and an atmosphere that's as awe-inspiring as the cavernous stadium.
For Syracuse coaches and players, living up to the storied history of the Orange program is clearly a driving factor that's helped get this team to where it is today: just one more win away from bringing a record 12th . . . national championship back to Central New York.
All it takes is one goal and junior Derek Maltz provided it. He picked up a rebound in front of the Denver cage and scored with 19.2 seconds left to propel No. 1 seed Syracuse (16-3) to 9-8 victory against the fourth-seeded Pioneers (14-5) in the NCAA semifinals Saturday, May 25 at Lincoln Financial Field. Maltz's goal capped a furious rally that saw the Orange tally five of the game's last six goals to overcome a 7-4 deficit entering the fourth quarter.
Rob Pannell fought it. But for as much as he wrestled, his blood-shot eyes, and quivering lower lip, the constant touching of his red Cornell jersey he so dearly wanted to wear forever, betrayed him. The emotion spilled over. One of the greatest players in Cornell history apologized. He just couldn’t help himself. It hurt.
As the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team made its way through the fall and much of the preseason, its top returning scorer was nowhere to be found on the field. Junior attacker Abbey Friend (Canandaigua) was sidelined with knee tendinitis, undergoing a platelet-rich plasma injection last fall and finally rejoining practice a few weeks before the season started.
It had been six years since Casey Carroll had been a part of an NCAA lacrosse championship weekend. He was a senior All-American in 2007, when Duke, coming off its canceled 2006 season, made it all the way to the NCAA championship game and came up one goal short against Johns Hopkins. When the Blue Devils won the title in 2010, Carroll was in Afghanistan with the Army Rangers, furiously refreshing a website keeping track of the score.
During the day, 1,200 high school girls took another step towards their dream of playing collegiate lacrosse, and in the evening many of them were on hand to see a group of players dreaming even bigger.
. . . But a lacrosse player on a field taking wild, uncontrolled whacks can do some real damage. That those swings come in the course of a game doesn’t change the fact that — as parents, players and coaches — we need to recognize that every player on the field is armed, and potentially dangerous.
Hold? How can that be a hold?” It seems like I hear that a few times in every game, largely because a holding penalty isn’t just reaching out and grabbing an opponent, which is what most people think of when they imagine “holding.”
Recently, a colleague asked what I would call in a particular situation. She cited two passages in the rulebook that conflict, and she was frustrated by finding mutually exclusive phrases in the rules that both could be applied to one situation. In real life — rather than the rulebook — situations often are not black-and-white.
Two teams that have been familiar with close games all year, gave us another thriller. Derek Maltz scored a rebound goal off a Luke Cometti shot, giving Syracuse a 9-8 lead over Denver with 19 seconds remaining and propelling the Orange into the national championship game.
Cornell's near-epic fourth quarter comeback fell just short as the Big Red's season came to an end in a 16-14 loss to No. 7 Duke on Saturday afternoon in the first NCAA semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field in front of 28,444 fans. Cornell's season ended with a 14-4 overall record.
The Duke offense was a runaway freight train in the second and third quarters. The Blue Devils went on a 12-1 run, including nine goals in a row to build a comfortable 14-6 lead. But the Big Red Express came to life, scoring the final goal of Q3 and seven of the first eight in the fourth quarter to close the gap to 15-14 with just under a minute remaining . . . Photos of the action are by Ben and James Mackey.
Five incredible years flashed before Rob Pannell’s eyes moments after the final whistle blew of his last collegiate lacrosse game Saturday. “I don’t think I have enough time to tell you what Rob Pannell has meant to our program,” Cornell head coach Ben DeLuca said.
For the first time since Hobart defeated SUNY-Cortland in Division III's first NCAA tournament in 1980, the championship final will involve a pair of participants making their first appearance in the title game when No. 4 Stevenson and No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology clash Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The SU Womens Lacrosse season may be over, but the excitement is just beginning to build for the program. You see, as Syracuse valiantly fought #1 Maryland down to the last moments of the National Semifinal at Villanova on Friday we may have been witnessing the beginning of a golden era of Syracuse Womens Lacrosse.
Becca Block and Katie Webster both had to keep their answers brief in the postgame press conference to hold back the tears. The Syracuse women's lacrosse season had just ended in the national semifinals in an 11-10 loss to Maryland. Block, a senior defender, was asked to reflect on what she and her fellow seniors had done in their four years at SU . . .
Alyssa Barrett scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to lead No. 2 Watertown to a thrilling 14-13 victory over No. 2 East Syracuse Minoa to advance to the Class B championship on Tuesday. The Cyclones will take on top-seed Christian Brothers Academy 19-4 winners over Jamesville-DeWitt.
Nate Plocharzcyk and Tyler Mello each scored three goals to help lead Glens Falls over Schuylerville 13-10 in the Class C final of the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament at University at Albany on Saturday.
No. 5 Syracuse came back from a three-goal halftime deficit to take the lead against No. 1 Maryland, but couldn't hold on in an 11-10 loss in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at Villanova Stadium. The Orange ends the season with an 18-4 record, while the Terrapins improve to 22-0 and will play North Carolina for the national championship on Sunday.
Maryland continued their undefeated season gutting out an 11-10 win against Syracuse on Friday night in Villanova. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, both teams showed a hot hand for scoring as the squads swapped runs until Maryland got the go ahead goal in the final minutes.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team does not have much experience this year playing against an offense like Denver's. The Pioneers rank fifth in the nation in scoring, and the Orange has seen many of the country's top offenses. But it is Denver's makeup and style that makes them different.
Syracuse senior defensive midfielder Steve Ianzito practiced for the second straight day today on an injured left ankle and said he will try to play through the pain Saturday against Denver. "We're going to give it a go tomorrow," he said. "It felt good today. It's the Final Four. I'm going to be out there with my team as much as possible."
Villanova's Jack Rice netted a hat trick to earn Game MVP honors while Lehigh's David DiMaria had a game-high four points behind a goal and three assists. Marist seniors Connor Rice and Jack Doherty had a pair of goals each, scoring four of the North's 10 on the day.
The Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse program has been on a road to recovery since former freshman boys coach Lloyd Hamilton took over in 2011. Hamilton said he and assistant Jim Praino have developed the team's feeder program and expanded the girls' involvement in summer travel teams. The Northstars may have turned a corner in that road today, with a 7-6 win over perennial powerhouse West Genesee on a late goal by sophomore Hanna Haven.
Alyssa Barrett scored 15 seconds into the second overtime to lift the second-seeded Cyclones past the third-seeded Spartans in a Class B sectional semifinal in Chittenango. Watertown (16-2) advances to the title game to face top-seeded CBA (15-2) at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier Dome.
The Victor boys lacrosse team struggled to possess the ball in the first half and trailed Irondequoit at halftime. The No. 3 seed Blue Devils started to win face-offs in the second half and pulled off a 7-5 comeback win over No. 2 Irondequoit in the Section 5 Class B semifinals at Webster Schroeder High School on Friday.
All season long, the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team’s goal was to return to the Section 5 Class B finals. The Braves raised their level of play with only one team standing between them and St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium. Top-seeded Canandaigua overpowered No. 4 Churchville-Chili in a 15-2 win in the semifinals at Webster Schroeder High School on Friday.
When Schuylerville and Glens Falls met in boys lacrosse fewer than two weeks ago, the 9-8 victory by the Indians was about as close as the score could get. Combine that close game with these two teams being seeded Nos. 1 and 2 in the Class C bracket for the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament, and Glens Falls coach Josh Knight said he’s not surprised that these two teams are meeting in the championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the University at Albany.
Pat McMullan, a sophomore on the RIT men's lacrosse team, was the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. McMullan, a biomedical sciences major, currently carries a 3.91 grade-point average. He was presented with the award during the championship banquet on Friday, May 24, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The semi final rounds were held in each of the three classes today and there were surprises, as top seeded Fairport was defeated by Penfield (#4) and Victor beats second seeded Irondequoit. Thomas had a come from behind victory against Pittsford and Canandaigua, Geneva and Penn Yan won their games and will move on to the finals.
Syracuse simply never got its last chance at the end of the game. Maryland took a one-goal lead with 2:51 left, and after a yellow card on SU's Alyssa Murray, the Terrapins ran out the clock to secure an 11-10 win Friday at Villanova Stadium in the national semifinals. The Orange trailed most of the game but rallied to take a one-goal lead in the second half. Maryland, though, scored the final two goals to pull out the win.
"They took the faceguard off me and I was able to break in a few times in the second half which allowed us to get momentum just because my team really feeds off when I get going," Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) said. "Just because we’re so closely knit, when I get going, I think everyone feels a little momentum swing."
Less than five minutes into the second half, Bridget Marquardt believed her offense needed a shakeup. The Lakers' three-goal lead was cut to one, and the Skaneateles girls lacrosse coach wanted to regroup and remind her team what was on the line.
The Mustangs got five goals from sohomore Alex Burrows and dominated draw controls throughout the second half to defeat the Spartans, 12-8, and move on to the Class C sectional final Tuesday in the Carrier Dome.
Liverpool High School delivered a mighty and stunning reality check on Friday night. The Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team still isn’t sure what hit them. But the No. 1 seeded Hornets, woozy and shocked after an improbable collapse in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, lived to play another day.
West Genesee High school lacrosse players wanted to call timeout. Mike Messere let the good times roll. The legendary coach of the Wildcats waved off the request in favor of allowing play to unfold in the frantic finals seconds of his team’s Class A Section III semifinal contest against Baldwinsville on Friday night at Cicero-North Syracuse.
That old saying about possession and the law has a similar application in girls lacrosse. And the Baldwinsville girls used possession to its huge advantage today in a 10-7 win over Liverpool in a Class A sectional semifinal on the turf field at Christian Brothers Academy.
For the second time in his career, Cornell senior Rob Pannell has been named the USILA's Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Outstanding Men's Lacrosse Player in Division I. He becomes the fifth two-time winner of the award and will lead the Big Red into the NCAA semifinals this weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.
Brendan Buckley (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) is one of the most decorated Army lacrosse defensemen in program history and, on Friday morning, he added one of the most prestigious awards in the nation to his sparkling resume: Buckley was named the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I lacrosse.
Continuing to fill his trophy case in just his sophomore season, University at Albany men’s lacrosse attackman Lyle Thompson garnered the 2013 United States Inside Lacrosse Association Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award on Friday, May 24. Lyle became the first Great Dane in program history to be honored with a major USILA award. The Jack Turnbull Award is given to the top attackman in Division I Men’s Lacrosse.
Working with the NCAA, ESPN’s Emerging Technology division constructed a Stall Warning Device for the referees to wear during ESPN televised games. The referee flips the switch at the start of the Stall Warning, and the production truck produces a countdown clock graphic.
Among the 16 seniors on the Cornell men’s lacrosse roster are one of the best attackers in NCAA history, a first-team All-American on defense, three other All-Americans, a three-year starter in goal and contributors at every position. It is because of the depth, talent and leadership of its senior class that the unseeded Big Red (14-3) plays seventh-seeded Duke (14-5) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field.
Privately, a lot of fans are picking unseeded Cornell to win the NCAA Division I lacrosse championship here this weekend — but publicly, they urge caution because the 2013 regular season has been so unpredictable. But there is no need for concern.
Interview with Syracuse University lacrosse player Steve Ianzito, who was injured in last week's game with Yale, following SU lacrosse practice for tomorrow's semifinal game with Denver in the NCAA Division 1 Championships.
Dominic Lamolinara never expected to find himself starting in goal at Syracuse University, let alone at the helm of an elite defense and with a chance to lead the team into the NCAA Final Four, a chance to play in front of tens of thousands of fans in an NFL stadium.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, which takes place from July 10-19, 2014 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Tickets can be purchased at www.worldlacrosse2014.com/tickets.
Playing on defense for the LaFayette High School girls lacrosse team, Cassandra Minerd doesn’t get a ton of recognition.
But Minerd, known as "Bean" to friends and family, will be in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night rubbing shoulders with the nation’s elite college players and other lacrosse celebrities at the 2013 Tewaaraton Award ceremony.
Once again, the Liverpool boys lacrosse teams finds itself in the Section III Class A semifinal round, facing off with Fayetteville-Manlius. Only now it's the case of a Warriors team that, despite its status as defending champions, is an underdog against the unbeaten, top-seeded, state Class A no. 3-ranked Hornets.
A one-goal halftime deficit to Canton spoke volumes to the Massena girls lacrosse team on Thursday in the Section 10 Class C title game. “Canton came out on fire. They really looked like they wanted it more,” coach Jeffrey Slack said after the Raiders reeled off nine unanswered second-half goals to claim a hard-fought 15-7 win over the Golden Bears at SUNY Canton.
Forgive Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse head coach Jake McHerron for using the obvious cliché after the team won the Section II Class B championship on a rainy Thursday afternoon at UAlbany. “It was about whether we could weather the storm,” a smiling McHerron said.
In describing the early portions of the 2013 season for the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team, senior midfielder Ali Cardinal characterized those times as "shaky" as the Lady Dutch adjusted to having five new offensive starters. Thursday night at the University at Albany, Guiderland's offensive execution was impeccable throughout and that eventually meant the program's brief title drought would be over.
Maine-Endwell senior Alexis Garbarino looked calm as she prepared for her free-position shot with 28.3 seconds remaining in Thursday’s Section 4 Class C girls lacrosse final, her team knotted in a 12-all with Owego. Then again, looks can be deceiving.
The man Rob Pannell is chasing for the NCAA's all-time points lead will be on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, as part of the coaching staff that has game-planned all week to beat Pannell and the Big Red.
One way or the other, Amy and Kelly Cross knew they'd be coming home this weekend. They just weren't sure if it would be as college students starting their summer break, or as athletes playing for a national championship. Vacation will have to wait.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team made its way to the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday, May 23 for the start of championship weekend. The Orange is the tournament's No. 1 seed and will face fourth-seeded Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in the national semifinals. The other semifinal pits the No. 7 seed Duke against unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m.
Following a national search with the position becoming full time, Pat Ivory has been named the head coach of the Saint Michael’s College men’s lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Geri Knortz announced on Thursday. Ivory is a native of Saratoga Springs and graduated from Saratoga Springs High School.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has named this year's Division I All-Americans. Unsurprisingly , all five Tewaaraton Award finalists — Rob Pannell, Marcus Holman, Lyle Thompson, JoJo Marasco and Tom Schreiber — were named first-team All-Americans. In fact, Pannell, Holman and Thompson make up the first-team attack unit. Duke, Loyola and Maryland lead the lists with seven players each.
When Alyssa Murray was growing up in the lacrosse hotbed of Long Island, she would go and watch programs like Syracuse whenever they visited Hofstra or Stony Brook. She said, for her, lacrosse invoked the imagery of orange and blue on the field. In 2007, Syracuse hired Gary Gait to become its coach. He was a player on three Orange championship teams in the late 1980s and early '90s. "It really sparked my interest when Gary became head coach because of his ability," said Murray, now a junior. "Then, he wound up recruiting me."
Syracuse's pursuit of its first national championship continues Friday, May 24 when it takes on No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals. Opening draw is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa. The first semifinal features Northwestern and North Carolina at 5 p.m.
The women's NCAA semifinals take place on Friday at Villanova University, while the men's semifinals are on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Below is a comparison of the teams using LaxPower data and NCAA team statistics (with rank in parenthesis); see the key at the bottom. Also shown are the results over the last 10 years of the match-ups involving the teams in the semifinal pairings.
Rob Pannell is smart enough – getting accepted to Cornell would seem to be plenty of proof of that – to realize that he is not invincible. Even as he has registered six goals and nine assists in two NCAA tournament games and is preparing the Big Red (14-3) for Saturday’s Final Four clash with seventh-seeded Duke (14-5), the fifth-year senior attackman knows that there is a defenseman, a coach, perhaps even a scheme that can slow him as he continues his assault on a couple Division I records.
“He’s really accepted his role,” said senior midfielder Max Van Bourgondien. “When he made the switch to midfield, he was excited, he came in, tried his hardest, and really committed to the position right away. That was awesome for everybody on the team and for himself, actually. He’s been a great, great role model on this team for the younger kids.”
There's exactly one week left until the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the men's finalists rank in our poll ahead of championship weekend.
There's exactly one week left until the women's and men's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) of The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team has been selected to play in the 2013 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North-South Senior game. Brown will represent the Golden Eagles for the second consecutive year after Dayna Piraino was selected to participate last year.
Every elite athlete dreams of playing on the sport’s biggest stage. For 27 former Brine National Lacrosse Classic players, their dream is a reality this weekend as their colleges will be playing in the Men’s NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 25-27. The 27 players representing Syracuse, Denver, Cornell, and Duke all played in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, which showcases elite high school lacrosse players from across the country. The 2013 Brine high school tournament will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex on June 30- July 3.
Consistent with the University's upward trajectory, all athletic programs have been elevated to Division I as a member of the America East Conference, effective July 1, 2013. As part of the transition to Division I, the University is starting men's and women's lacrosse and will begin competition effective the academic year 2014-15. New coaches are being sought immediately for both programs.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) has been chosen as the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year, while freshman attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) has been named the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Rookie of the Year.
Guilderland Youth Lacrosse hosted its fifth annual Armed Forces Day Jamboree Saturday at DiCaprio Park, Schenectady. The event brought together 31 teams representing 18 lacrosse organizations for boys grades 3 to 8.
On May 10, the Federation of International Lacrosse solicited votes from 27 full-member nations on a simple “postal ballot” that will determine the the future of the Iroquois Nationals' appeal that they hope will grant them entry into the elite Blue Division in the FIL 2014 World Championships in Denver.
The 20th anniversary of the 1993 Hobart College lacrosse team's national championship will be celebrated by the NCAA this weekend. The Statesmen will be recognized at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during halftime of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship game on Sunday, May 26.
“It’s huge for us. We came into this game really fired up, everybody knew what to do,” said Corning senior Jon-Michael Tokar, who scored a crucial goal in the fourth quarter. “We came out kind of sluggish, but we ended up pulling out the win. I mean karma, we ended up winning by the same score they beat us by here last year.”
Nate Korutz recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Division II program Mercy, and this season he has been a key contributor for an unbeaten Johnson City squad that Thursday begins its quest for a second consecutive Section 4 Class C title.
Seth Leonard and Josh Yelvington each scored three goals and goalie Trevor Gibbons made 15 saves as the second-seeded Comets downed third-seeded Auburn, 11-5 in a Section 3 Class B quarterfinal at Central Square.
In the first half, Auburn boys lacrosse went down by six and looked outmatched by Carthage. After a rain delay of nearly 90 minutes in the third quarter, the No. 3 Maroons proved they could go toe-to-toe with the No. 2 Comets.
Connor Cannizzaro, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse All-American, matched Westhill goal for goal all by himself as the Lakers fought from behind to earn a tough 10-6 win in a Section III Class C semifinal matchup of two state top 10-ranked teams Wednesday night at Chittenango High School.
After routing Cambridge twice during the regular season, the Schuylerville boys lacrosse team figured to have a tougher time with the Indians when the two teams met Wednesday in the Class C semifinals.
Ten different Liverpool High School players scored goals as the Warriors defeated the Syracuse city school combined team 16-6 in a Class A Section III girls lacrosse playoff game that was completed on Wednesday.
Tom Keneally had four goals and two assists, while Will Clark contributed a hat trick to lift the Burnt Hills boys lacrosse team past Queensbury 11-4 Wednesday. The Spartans advanced to the Class B semifinals with the win.
Grace Nolan scored four goals and had two assists and teammate Grace Hunt scored a goal and assisted on seven goals as the Mustangs defeated Onondaga Central 15-5 in a quarterfinal game at steamy Mustang Stadium on Wednesday.
When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr. prior to the 1999 season, the Orange maintained their run-and-gun roots and outsprinted opposing teams en route to five NCAA titles.
2012 Tewaaraton winner, and two-time All-American, Peter Baum, has elected to be an Adrenaline Professional Athlete and compete on the LXM PRO Tour. Baum, a native of Portland, Oregon, is the latest of a group of top young players who have chosen to showcase their talents on the LXM PRO tour.
The six Section III girls lacrosse semifinals, originally set for Thursday night at various sites, have been pushed back to Friday night due to the number of games postponed or suspended by Tuesday's storms.
So many options. Take the finance job in New York City. Star for the hometown team in Major League Lacrosse. Transfer to another university, one outside the Ivy League, to circumvent all its rules and regulations and red tape. After breaking a bone in his foot last year, Rob Pannell returned this season as dominant or more so than before. Rob Pannell considered all of that for about two seconds last spring and narrowed his list of choices back to one.
With sixth period finished, AJ Fiore and some of his friends had food on their minds. Since upperclassmen were allowed to leave Ithaca High School's campus during seventh and eighth periods if they didn't have class, the group hopped into a car and made their way to the nearby Wegmans grocery store for a pre-lacrosse practice snack. As they were getting ready to sit down at the store to dive into their food, Fiore's cell phone went off. On the other end was a representative from Under Armour. Fiore, a senior, had been selected to compete in the 2009 Under Armour All-American game. "My jaw dropped," remembers Fiore.
Ask Matt Kerwick to talk about his 21-year coaching career and he will mention how fortunate he is to be involved with the game he loves. Ask Cornell’s players about Kerwick’s contributions in his first year as an assistant and they will mention how fortunate they are to have him.
For the first time in the 46-year history of RIT men’s lacrosse, the Tigers will play for a NCAA Division III National Championship. The Tigers will face Stevenson University on Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
When the game finally ended against Tufts in the 2011 NCAA Division III semifinals, the RIT players somberly headed toward their locker room after the customary handshakes. Despite being tied heading into the fourth quarter, the Tigers couldn't keep up with the defending champions, bowing 16-12 in their only loss of the year. Hobbling behind the rest of the team, dressed in street clothes and sporting protective leg apparatus, was a pair of players who were just as devastated as the rest of the team, even though they had both essentially missed the entire season due to injury.
Ken Stockmann has been breaking down Division III lacrosse all season. Here, he gives the Tale of the Tape for this weekend's DIII championship game of RIT vs. Stevenson, breaking it down unit-by-unit.
Becca Block much prefers where the Syracuse women's lacrosse team is now compared to where it was at the start of the year. Coming off a national championship appearance, the Orange started the year as the nation's No. 1 team. It lost three of its first eight games, though, albeit against top competition, to stumble out of the gates.
Entering this year, the Le Moyne men's lacrosse seniors had experienced one regular-season loss throughout their careers. They had also never lost to a Northeast-10 opponent before the postseason. After climbing to the top of the polls, though, the Dolphins lost two of three games, both to conference foes Merrimack and Adelphi.
The top-seeded Orange continues its quest for its 12th NCAA championship on Saturday, May 25 when it meets No. 4 seed Denver at Lincoln Financial Field in the national semifinals. The game marks the first NCAA postseason meeting between the two schools.
Dominic Lamolinara’s journey from Arnold to Philadelphia – the site of this weekend’s Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field – has gone a circuitous route, graduating from St. Mary’s to spending one year at Maryland to transferring to Syracuse to emerging as the Orange’s starting goalkeeper.
The redshirt freshman netted the game-winner in a 7-6 comeback win against Yale in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday. Donahue buried a feed from JoJo Marasco with 13 seconds left on the clock to send the Orange to the Final Four. The Orange take on Denver on Saturday.
The Orange are averaging 11.7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the country – a still healthy number that many other programs would love to boast. But unlike previous Syracuse incarnations that dared opponents to keep up with them as they galloped up and down the field like a pack of unbridled thoroughbreds, this year’s current squad is viewed as a more patient outfit, a group that prides itself on locking down opponents on defense and exhibiting patience on offense.
Andrew Wagner (Iroquois)of the #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team has been named 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Outstanding Defensive Player. This is Wagner's second straight year winning the William C. Schmeisser Award.
The rosters have been announced for the Division I/II USILA/LaxWorld North-South Game. The event is being played at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations of twenty-three players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country. In previous years, the national awards were selected by various leagues. This year, for the third year, the Head Coaches of thirty-seven teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.
“We really changed our offense after the 14-4 loss at their place,” said Holden, who is in his first season as Corning’s head coach. “We haven’t lost since and if you look at our offense since then, we’ve (increased) our goals per game and we’ve made other people dangerous.”
Brock Post scored eight goals and two assists as host Maine-Endwell cruised past Dryden, 15-8, in a Section 4 Class C first round boys lacrosse game on Tuesday. The Spartans jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead.
In a year of some big numbers put up in Western New York high school lacrosse, here is another one: 112 (and counting). Bishop Timon-St. Jude junior Connor Fields broke the state record for goals in a season today with his six-goal effort in the Tigers' 20-1 home victory over Nichols in the Monsignor Martin Association semifinals.
No. 5-seeded Saratoga was strong defensively for stretches of the game, and goalie Austin Degener stopped 14 shots. However, the Blue Streaks could not overcome prolonged offensive droughts, and No. 4 Guilderland emerged with a 9-6 victory on their home field.
For the third consecutive year, the Section II girls lacrosse championship for Class B has come down to Queensbury versus Burnt Hills. Two years ago, Burnt Hills took the sectional crown, and last year, it belonged to Queensbury.
Before they head out for Philadelphia for a national semifinal date with Maryland, team members Michelle Tumolo, Becca and Linley Block and Alyssa Constantino stopped by our studio for a live interview.
Traffic - Probably will be worst on Friday afternoon. Philly folks leave the city and suburbs and head to the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day weekend. The good news is the Phillies are on the road and there are no events scheduled at the Wells Fargo Center (home of the Flyers and Sixers). Still, you'll always encounter congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), Blue Route (I-476) and I-95.
Hardly anyone would second-guess Denver coach Bill Tierney if he elected to start Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against top-seeded Syracuse with junior goalkeeper Jamie Faus in the cage rather than opening with sophomore Ryan LaPlante as he has done in 17 of the team’s 18 contests this season . . .
But Tierney will not second-guess himself and announced during a conference call Tuesday morning that LaPlante will start against the Orange (15-3) with Faus spelling him for the second half.
Cornell junior face-off specialist Doug Tesoriero has the special mindset to excel at it. His teammates and coaches say Tesoriero’s excellence on draws has propelled Cornell to two victories against seeded teams and advancement to the Final Four this weekend at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
Sean and Kara Cannizzaro used to go to the Final Four with their family regularly growing up in Cazenovia. This year, their family will head to championship weekend to watch Sean and Kara take the field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce the introduction of the inaugural Pride Games, regional high school showcase tournaments, featuring players of advanced skill level to compete against players with similar skill level. Players in the Pride Games compete for spots to represent their hometown, state, region and school at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic, June 30 - July 3 in Germantown, Maryland, where they will play with and against the top players in the nation.
Jim Berkman (Watertown) will be inducted as a truly great coach. He completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury (Md.) University in 2013 and his year 26th overall as a head coach. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season.
Bill Miller (Hobart) will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Hobart (N.Y.) College, earning first team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention status in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA’s national Division III player of the year award and national attackman of the year award (1990, 1991).
Onondaga Community College's men's lacrosse program is on a historic run. The school recently wrapped up its fifth straight National Junior College Athletic Association championship last week, winning a college lacrosse-record 70th straight game. Lazers coach Chuck Wilbur, with the program since it launched in 2002, has amassed a record of 205-17 during that span. Central New York is a hotbed for lacrosse, and Wilbur is on a run that's never been seen before. What's his secret?
The IWLCA has honored senior student-athletes with selection to one of the 2013 North-South rosters. The 2013 event will take place at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Sunday, May 26. Game times are Division I - 11:30 am, Divsion II - 12:45 pm, and Division III - 2:00 pm.
The leading scorer for the Lakers every season since he arrived, [Brian] Scheetz (Canandaigua) broke the school record for points as a junior, and currently has 232 heading into Sunday's national championship game against Le Moyne. Still, he has only been a first-team All-American once, and it was last year when he had the lowest output (13 goals, 33 assists) of his college career.
The eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team's season continues this weekend when it takes on seventh-seeded Duke at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be the Big Red's fourth trip to championship weekend over the past seven seasons. In addition to being the seventh-seed, the Blue Devils are ranked fourth in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and upset second-seeded Notre Dame last weekend, 12-11.
When you play on Cornell but are not part of an offense headlined by two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist Rob Pannell and fellow senior attackman Steve Mock, it is easy to be overlooked. And that is just fine, according to senior defenseman Jason Noble.
After turning Princeton into an iconic men's lacrosse program, Bill Tierney left the team he had coached for 22 years to take on a new challenge at Denver. The Cortland graduate has already molded the Pioneers into a consistent power in the college lacrosse landscape. He has led Denver to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four years at the helm and has brought the school its first tournament victory and first two appearances in the Final Four.
John Desko said it was going to be close whether or not senior defensive midfielder Steve Ianzito can play Saturday in the Final Four. Ianzito's teammates, however, do not think there is any question. "I think you'd have to cut Steve's leg off for him not to play," junior Matt Pratt said. "I think he's going to be in there and he's going to be fine."
I’ve been covering lacrosse a while — Saturday will mark my 24th Final Four either as a journalist or fan. And I saw something after Syracuse’s 7-6 victory over Yale in an NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday at Byrd Stadium that I don’t think I had seen before. Early in the second quarter, Syracuse senior Steve Ianzito sustained a severe injury to his left ankle. He emerged for the second half on crutches. When the game ended . . .
Below, read some quotes and excerpts from the four Division I coaches still leading teams in the postseason: Cornell's Ben DeLuca, Denver's Bill Tierney, Duke's John Danowski, and Syracuse's John Desko.
Kevin Kelley (Buffalo) graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in marketing management. He played on Syracuse's NCAA Division I national championship team in 2000 and national runner-up squad in 1999. He played professionally for the Boston Cannons in 2003 and the Chicago Machine in 2006 in Major League Lacrosse.
Brett Queener has had a busy spring, entering his fifth season with the Hamilton Nationals and serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team where he works with the goalies.
From Section 3, Connor Cannizzaro - Cazenovia, Jordan Evans - Jamesville-DeWitt, Parker Ferrigan - Baldwinsviile, Scott Firman - Jamesville-DeWitt, plus Section 5's Nick Weston - Honeoye Falls and Section 6's Zed Williams - Silver Creek representing Upstate.
The 2013 Section Five Tournaments began today with Claus C out-bracket games for eight teams. While the top four seeds received a bye in the first round, teams seeded seven through twelve played today and all four of the top seeded teams won their games.
There are a number of hot teams in the boys lacrosse sectionals, but nobody is any hotter right now than Schuylerville. The Black Horses have not only been winning — 11 of their last 12 games — but they’ve been winning big, by a margin of 15-4 over their last nine games.
Here are some boys’ lacrosse highlights from the final week of the regular season (May 13-18). The Section II Tournament began this past Saturday with a few first round games. You can find updates to the brackets throughout the tournament on Sidelines.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 2013 NLL Championship Parade on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The procession will start at The Blue Cross Arena and end at City Hall on Church Street. Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards will then hand Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres the Key to the City.
All season long, the Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team has its sights going where few Section VI teams have gone before. In order to get there, though, the Redskins will first have to pass some tests among Class A opponents.
It was a tough couple of weeks for Clarence High School lacrosse standout Alec Dietsch, missing three weeks of his senior season with mono. But the silver lining was that the Red Devils played well without him.
After St. Joe’s had stunned Timon in a controversial overtime victory which ended Timon’s 49-game win streak against fellow Monsignor Martin teams, the Tigers were determined to get their revenge, and they did just that with a 15-2 victory over the Marauders on Wednesday at Tift Field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce that the Maryland SoccerPlex will host the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, July 1 - July 3. Entering its sixth year, the tournament features more than 700 elite high school boys and girls from throughout the country representing their respective regions competing for a national championship.
Tickets for the men's and women's 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships are on sale now at the Carrier Dome Box Office and online at SUAthletics.com. The Syracuse men will face Denver in the national semifinals on Saturday, May 25 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Orange women are also in Philadelphia this weekend. They play Maryland in the NCAA semifinals Friday, May 24 at Villanova Stadium.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse starting attack trio of Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson were featured on NCAA On Campus, which was shot by Lee Nassau. NCAA On Campus is a video feature that captures special student-athletes during a team or player’s remarkable run in season.
Syracuse is back in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals. The Orange will play Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday in Philadelphia, and the winner will play for the national title on Monday. The game is on ESPN2. Here are six things you should know about Denver:
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division II have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
Have I mentioned that my older son Brian was the Brockport Student Government vice president this past year? Or that he was graduating this past weekend? Or that he played four years of lacrosse for the Golden Eagles? Or that he became a certified lacrosse official during that time? . . . Yeah, well it’s all true. And I couldn’t be more proud…
While both Division I and Division II boast five of six teams that have a national title to their credit, the NCAA's last child will be sending a pair of teams to Philly searching for their first crown. While the other two subsets will undoubtedly provide us the drama and competitiveness that we've come to expect on Memorial Day weekend, none will match the freshness of D-III.
Syracuse's men's lacrosse team will face Denver in the NCAA semifinals on Saturday. Eric Law scored with 13 seconds left to cap Denver's big comeback in a 12-11 win over North Carolina in an NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal Sunday. Syracuse also scored its winning goal on Saturday against Yale with 13 seconds left.
Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. So what is an authentic cheesesteak and where did it come from? Here’s the lowdown on this region’s favorite sandwich.
For the first time in the program's illustrious history, the RIT (19-2) men's lacrosse team will play for the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse national title thanks to Allister Warren's overtime goal with 1:55 left, giving the Tigers a 10-9 win over top seeded and previously undefeated SUNY Cortland (19-1) in the semifinals on Sunday. RIT will face the winner between Salisbury and Stevenson in the championship game on Sunday, May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Tigers, who dropped a 12-11 double-overtime game at Cortland earlier in the season, improved to 19-2 on the season and will play the winner of Salisbury at Stevenson in the national championship game next Sunday. The Red Dragons finished their season 19-1 after completing their second consecutive unbeaten regular season.
Senior captain David Lawson tallied a career-high five goals to lead Duke to a thrilling 12-11 comeback victory over No. 2 seed Notre Dame in front of 7,749 fans at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinal. The win launches Duke to its seventh straight championship weekend appearance and ninth overall in program history.
In the NCAA's first quarterfinal doubleheader foray away from the East Coast, college lacrosse's flag-bearer for the West created a lasting memory. Denver's Eric Law stuck a rebound off a Kieran Burke deflection of an Eric Adamson shot with 13 seconds left to lift the fourth-seeded Pioneers to an improbable 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in a quarterfinal at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday.
For the last minute of the game, Tumolo took the field, caught two passes and passed them along. Tumolo – who has yet to have her torn ACL surgically repaired – wasn’t going to see any meaningful playing time, but she received one last chance to play on the Carrier Dome turf.
"I really thought I canned it," Oberbeck said. "Some breaks just don't go your way. I thought I scored." He would have given the Bulldogs a one-goal advantage, but Syracuse goalie Dom Lamolinara read the play perfectly and stuffed Oberbeck on the doorstep. Top-seeded Syracuse scored the go-ahead goal on the ensuing possession and held on for a 7-6 win Saturday in Byrd Stadium to advance to the Final Four.
Mock set a career high with seven goals — all in the first half — to tie the all-time postseason school record (Mike French scored seven in 1976 against Maryland). Pannell finished with two goals and six assists to move into second place on the all-time NCAA Division I scoring list.
Junior attackman Eric Soderquist totaled eight points, including four goals, and sophomore midfielder Noah Taylor scored three goals and assisted on two others as the fourth-seeded Cyclones downed the fifth-seeded Warriors, 17-11 in a Section 3 quarterfinal in Class B at Watertown High School.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team dominated in every facet of the game and advanced to the program's fourth NCAA Final Four in the last eight years with a 16-6 victory over No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. The Big Red improved to 14-3, while OSU's season ends at 13-4.
Cornell made its first statement of the NCAA tournament last week by blowing out a seasoned playoff team in the University of Maryland. On Saturday, the unseeded Big Red returned to the same field to administer a second knockout blow, and this time the victim was a relative newcomer to the postseason scene.
Top seed Syracuse (15-3) scored three goals in the final 3 minutes and 4 seconds to rally for a 7-6 NCAA quarterfinal victory against Yale (12-5) at Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 18. The Orange advances to its 27th NCAA Final Four next weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Syracuse's senior class is finally making a long-awaited trip to the final four. A freshman's game-winner on Saturday made it happen. Dylan Donahue scored with 13 seconds remaining as the top-seeded Orange slipped past Yale 7-6 in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Byrd Stadium.
Syracuse punched its ticket to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four with a 13-9 victory against Florida on Saturday, May 18 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange will make its second straight appearance in the national semifinals and fourth since 2008. Syracuse, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, will face top-seeded and undefeated Maryland on Friday, May 24 at Villanova University.
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) and sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) each scored five goals to lead the third-ranked and third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 16-13 win over fourth-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Championships at Motamed Field.
Tickets for NCAA Men's Lacrosse championship weekend are on sale through Cornell's Athletic Ticket Office online. Click here to access the link. All session tickets include seats for both Division I semifinals on Saturday, the Division II and Division III finals on Sunday, and the Division I final on Monday.
The nationally top-ranked and defending Div. III champion Trinity College women's lacrosse team scored the game's final three goals and defeated fourth-ranked Cortland, 8-6, Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Semifinals at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills, Md.
The RIT (18-2) men's lacrosse team will face SUNY Cortland (19-0) in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm Cortland, New York. It is the Tigers second appearance in three years in the national semifinals.
For the second time in three years, the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team will play for the NCAA Championship. The tale of how the Lakers advanced to the title game will echo throughout Tullio Field for years to come. Deven Alves (Canandaigua) scored with 2:56 left in overtime, giving #1 Mercyhurst an 18-17 win over #2 Limestone in a classic NCAA Tournament Semifinal Saturday afternoon.
It was like deju vu, one year later, for the Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse team. With less than three minutes left to play at Alibrandi Stadium, the Brothers were staring at a three-goal deficit against Marcellus, the same team that had knocked them from last year's Class C sectional quarterfinals. Only this time it didn't happen.
The Onondaga Central High School girls lacrosse team has never played in the Section III tournament until Saturday. If the Tigers were intimidated by the moment, there was not a hint of evidence on the field.
Last season Cazenovia's girls lacrosse team entered the Class C playoffs as the No. 9 seed and upset No. 8 Marcellus in the first round. This year the Lakers saw the tables turned, being upset by No. 9 General Brown 16-15 in a back-and-forth game. The Lakers led 8-7 at halftime but Emily Amell's free position goal with less than a minute to play gave the visitors the victory.
Area girls lacrosse teams will take the field early next week with their seasons on the line as the Section III playoffs get underway. In Class B, Jamesville-DeWitt, the no. 4 seed, has a chance, if it beats no. 5 seed Auburn in Tuesday’s opening round, to get a shot at top seed Christian Brothers Academy, who has a first-round bye, in Thursday's semifinals at Chittenango.
The seedings and brackets for the Section II boys lacrosse tournament were released on Friday morning and while the pairings will certainly produce some solid games, there aren’t too many surprises on the list.
Beginning in the 2002 season, the Shenendehowa boys' lacrosse team has hoisted five Section II Tournament plaques . . . But in 2012, Shenendehowa's attempt to bring home its sixth title in 11 years was denied by Suburban Council foe Niskayuna, which dropped from Class A to Class B this season.
The South Glens Falls girls lacrosse team saw the 2013 season end on Tuesday afternoon, but couldn’t find it in themselves to be completely disappointed. The Bulldogs (5-5, 5-8) dropped a 16-11 decision to Averill Park (3-11, 6-11) in a Class B quarterfinal matchup, but for the majority of the game, South High kept the Warriors in check and that was enough to keep spirits high after the final whistle.
Yale goalie Eric Natale doesn't want his dream to become a nightmare. During most of his childhood days while playing for the Gamber recreation program in Westminster, he dreamed of playing in a NCAA Division I tournament game against one of the top teams in the country. He gets to live that out at 3 p.m. Saturday at Byrd Stadium when unseeded Yale (12-4) plays No. 1 Syracuse (14-3) in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals.
Well, the NJCAA lacrosse season is officially over. As many thought would happen earlier in the year, Onondaga CC won out, and took home their fifth straight national title. They finished up at 18-0, and currently hold the all-time record in all of college lacrosse for consecutive wins with 70. If 2014 is anything like 2013, we can expect the Lazers to add to that already impressive total.
Hamilton College women's lacrosse player Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was selected to the 2013 Capital One Division III Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team for District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on May 16.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will share the Champion’s Cup with thousands of fans Monday morning. For the second straight year, the Knighthawks will show off their newest hardware at the annual Bread and Cheese Day Parade in Six Nations.
The undefeated, 3-0, Denver Outlaws debut at home this weekend, hosting the 1-2, Rochester Rattlers. Both teams are coming off a win from last week, and will look to enhance their early resumes. The match will face off at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network starting at 10:00 p.m. on a one-hour tape delay.
US Lacrosse today announced the tryout process for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its gold medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Open applications will be available June 1, with tryouts to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
A spot in the national semifinals will be at stake when Syracuse hosts Florida in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 18. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 2 p.m. The Orange, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, enters the contest with a 17-3 record, while the Gators are the No. 5 seed and are 18-2 this season.
Orange sophomore attackman Kevin Rice was named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's At-Large First Team on Friday, May 17. By virtue of his placement on the district's first team, Rice's name will be forwarded to the national Academic All-America ballot to be voted upon by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Enrollment is open for the 2013 Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Camps, which will take place in June and July. The Nike Cup Team Tournament runs July 1-4 and the Elite Lacrosse Camp is scheduled for July 26-28.
All four of the coaches remaining in the NCAA Division II field are experienced in postseason preparation. Le Moyne's Dan Sheehan has led his program to the national championship game six times, pocketing three titles. Mercyhurst's Chris Ryan has two visits and one crown. Both J.B. Clarke of Limestone ('12) and Adelphi's Gordon Purdie ('11) have guided their programs to Memorial Day weekend.
The America East Player of the Year, Thompson, had one of the best seasons a collegiate player has ever had. The sophomore attacker racked up 113 points on 50 goals and 63 assists, which set an America East single-season record and finished just one point shy of the NCAA all-time mark set by UMBC's Steve Marohl in 1992. He also led Albany to the America East title by tallying a championship-record 15 points in two games en route to earning Most Outstanding Player honors.
The root of the rivalries isn't hard to find. Two schools residing in the same state, located just over 100 miles away from each and with a rich history of competition. But is there another component? When Stevenson hosts Salisbury and Cortland entertains RIT, could there be some recruiting repercussions, as well? From what the coaches are saying, there are mixed messages with the Sea Gulls and Mustangs while there is a mild consensus between the Tigers and Red Dragons.
It’s been a busy 10 days for North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro. The senior co-captain from Cazenovia, N.Y., has picked up individual honors, a diploma and an NCAA tournament victory in quick order. Saturday she can keep the run going when the third-seeded Tar Heels host ACC rival Virginia in a NCAA quarterfinal at Fetzer Field at 1 p.m.
The adage goes that it’s very tough to beat a team three times in one season. However, in earning a spot in the Section II Class A championship game, Shaker girls lacrosse did just that. The No. 2 Blue Bison scored nine straight goals Wednesday and never looked back in cruising to a 15-6 victory over No. 3 Shenendehowa.
The Borrelli Award will be presented to the top senior boys player and top senior girls player in Western New York. Last year's award went to Josh Babcock of Hambug. Previous boys winners have been: Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park), Chris Kane (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) and Brian Sullivan (Bishop Timon-St. Jude).
NXTsports is excited to announce a collaboration with Nike under which NXT and Nike will team up to spread the game of Trashcan Lacrosse, the wildly popular two-on-two pickup version of lacrosse. Nike will support NXT’s inaugural Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, taking place Saturday, May 25th from 10am-2pm at FDR Park in South Philadelphia near Lincoln Financial Field and the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Honestly, I didn’t see this one coming. I’d guess that among those who follow lacrosse closely in Section IV, there were many others like me who were equally stunned to see Tuesday’s final score at Memorial Stadium: Corning Hawks 13, Ithaca Little Red 11.
Price Chopper in cooperation with School Sports Media™, a leader in sponsored school sports marketing, announced today that it has agreed for the 2nd year in a row to sponsor the Section III Boys & Girls Lacrosse finals in Syracuse, NY.
Seeded sixth in very difficult Section III Class C boys lacrosse bracket, reigning champion Homer showed it is still a force to be reckoned with by beating No. 11 Immaculate Heart Central 18-2 in the first round on Thursday.
Grand Island, Lewiston-Porter and Wilson will load up the buses on their way to playoff games today, while Niagara-Wheatfield earned itself a first-round bye and a home contest in next Tuesday's quarterfinals.
Only a sophomore and it is already old hat for Kesley Richardson. The starting goalie for the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team is set to go between the pipes in the national quarterfinal against Florida at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carrier Dome — and she has been there before.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team is coming off one of their most efficient offensive performances of the year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Bryant. The Orange put 22 of its 30 shots on goal and turned the ball over only seven times. It could patiently move the ball around Bryant's zone defense until something opened up. Against Yale, the offense will be significantly less methodical.
Syracuse senior Becca Block has been named the Defender of the Year by SynapseSports.com. Block and junior Alyssa Murray were named to the website's All-America First Team, while senior Bridget Daley and freshman Kayla Treanor were second-team honorees. In addition, senior Michelle Tumolo was a third-team All-America selection, and Treanor was named to the All-Rookie Team.
The Florida women's lacrosse team has been around for only four years. They have played Syracuse only four times. But in that brief history between the teams, the Orange and Gators have built a rivalry. "I don't know what happened," junior goalie Alyssa Costantino said. "I think we're both emotional teams. When we come together, we clash."
The RIT (18-2) men's lacrosse team will face SUNY Cortland (19-0) in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm Cortland, New York. It is the Tigers second appearance in three years in the national semifinals.
The top-seeded Orange continues its quest for its 12th NCAA championship on Saturday, May 18 when it meets Ivy League champion Yale at 3 p.m. at Byrd Stadium in the quarterfinal round. It will mark the second postseason meeting between the two schools. The Orange defeated the Bulldogs in the 1992 quarters, 17-8, on its way to an appearance in the national championship game.
This week, there isn't as much speculation over who between Imbordino, Meurer and Haus will draw the assignment — one because fans aren't as familiar with those guys as they are with the Terps' defense and two because Ohio State is much more likely to employ multiple strategies to slow down Pannell, as opposed to trying to playing him straight up.
It’s pretty odd to hear a former high school lacrosse All-American admit that he wasn’t very good at the game four years ago. But that type of humility is common for Cornell senior long-stick midfielder Thomas Keith. And it’s one of the major reasons that the Long Island native has emerged as one of the unsung heroes and quiet leaders for the Big Red men’s team.(Video available 2:36)
Limestone’s Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan) recently finished production on “The Last Flapper,” a one-woman play set in a sanatorium during the last day of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life. Throughout this process Queener was also playing attack for the the second-ranked women’s lacrosse team in Division II, a team with plans this weekend to win its first-ever NCAA tournament on the campus of Stevenson in Owings Mills, Md.
Cheap shots, taunts and being treated inferior by her teammates was how Massena senior Erin Francis began her lacrosse career. Francis, a native of Akwesasne, started out playing on boys box lacrosse teams — an indoor version of the sport played on a surface about the size of a hockey rink.
The RIT (18-2) men’s lacrosse team jumped out a 10-3 halftime lead and advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship with a 14-5 win over Tufts University (16-5) in the quarterfinals from Tiger Stadium on a warm, breezy, Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers, ranked third in the final USILA Division III pool, will face No. 1 and undefeated SUNY Cortland in the National Semifinals on Sunday, May 19 in Cortland, NY. RIT has now won 12 straight games.
Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Rob Pannell is the Big Red's field general and always seems to have a hand in the offense's production. The other five members of that unit, however, have also helped the offense become one of the best in the nation while opening things up for their star player in the process.
The rest of the Le Moyne men's lacrosse team will not blame Jeff White for its loss in the 2012 Final Four. White, though, does not mince words when looking back on that game. "It was probably the worst game I played, not even at Le Moyne, just ever," he said. "I just didn't bring it that day."
Head coach Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne) is in his 10th season at the helm and with his background, it is no surprise Yale thrives on the defensive end. He played at Le Moyne for four years as a defenseman from 1991-1994 after graduating from Cortland High and was the defensive coordinator at Massachusetts before taking over the Bulldogs.
LaFayette coach Mike Riese takes a look at the tough Class C sectional playoff bracket and doesn't see an easy path. "There's a legitimate 6-7 teams that can win it," said Riese, whose Lancers got the distinction of being the No. 1 seed in the 14-team playoff that starts Thursday with first-round games at the higher-seed's field.
Section 3 Boys Brackets
On the strength of its 15-1 regular season, Carthage has been seeded second in the Section 3 boys lacrosse tournament in Class B. The Comets, who went undefeated in the Frontier League this season at 12-0 and won the “A” Division title, receives a bye into the semifinal round.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the order of the 2013 NLL Entry Draft for the 2014 season. The Minnesota Swarm have a league-high nine draft picks highlighted by four first-round selections for the second-straight year, this time including the first two overall picks. Five more teams are set to draft in the first round while the Buffalo Bandits (10th overall), Philadelphia Wings (19th overall) and back-to-back champion Rochester Knighthawks (27th overall), who have a league-low four picks, will make their first selections in the later rounds.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team out scored Western New England University, 7-2, in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals Wednesday night at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 19-0 on the season and will face RIT in a national semifinal game on Sunday. The Tigers defeated Tufts, 14-5, in a quarterfinal game also on Wednesday.
Senior Becca Block, junior Alyssa Murray and freshman Kayla Treanor have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America First Team. The three first-team All-America selections match the program's highest total set last season.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2013. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
The eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team's season continues this weekend when it takes on third-seeded Ohio State at Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. The game will be the Big Red's third NCAA quarterfinal appearance in the past four seasons. In addition to being the third-seed, the Buckeyes are also ranked third in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and earned the ECAC's automatic bid by winning the conference tournament. The game can be viewed by a nation-wide audience on ESPN2.
Not many teams have a pregame ritual like Carthage. It starts with AC/DC, an always stirring speech by Coach V, and then welcoming their veteran manager, 53 year old Kevin Cooke. Kevin has Down syndrome.
A slew of defeats – some close, others not so much – had the Liverpool boys lacrosse team in what looked like a vulnerable position. True, the Warriors were defending Section III Class A champions, about to see whether it could repeat as the sectional playoffs loomed. But it had to face 9-6 Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday night at LHS Stadium, another side looking for a signature victory to build on.
Whatever happened to the Westhill boys lacrosse team in the Section III Class C playoffs, it had already proved a memorable and historic season. The Warriors set a school record with 14 wins, and when it fought off Chittenango 12-8 Tuesday night, it clinched the outright OHSL Liberty division title for the first time.
On April 27, the multi-purpose field at Manhasset Valley Park was dedicated to the athletic achievements of Jim Brown, a stellar Manhasset High School alumni. Seventy years ago Brown moved to Manhasset at age eight, and eventually amazed everyone with his record-breaking athletic achievements, spreading his 13 varsity letters over five sports: football, lacrosse, basketball, track, and baseball.
Daring personnel moves by general manager Curt Styres and the lineup orchestrations of head coach Mike Hasen have brought the Rochester Knighthawks to where they are today: 2012 and 2013 NLL champions — the first team in 10 years to do the double.
Chris Kenneally has served at Fayetteville-Manlius High School for 30 years. In that time, the Hornets boys lacrosse team has beaten West Genesee on its home field twice. So there was plenty to celebrate and a satisfactory sense of accomplishment Tuesday night as Fayetteville-Manlius closed out a perfect regular season with a 9-7 victory over the Wildcats.
“I really enjoyed my three years at Saint Andrew’s working with such great student-athletes,” Powell said in a statement released by St. Andrew’s. “I’m excited about the next chapter in my life as I pursue other opportunities in the lacrosse world.”
The Carthage boys lacrosse team has once again engineered another perfect 12. The Comets generated another dominating performance on both sides of the field in defeating Immaculate Heart Central, 19-6, on Tuesday night at Comet Field in the Frontier League regular-season finale for both teams.
Lukas Arquiett, Blake Baldwin and Marshall Burninghausen each scored four goals to lead the St. Lawrence Central boys lacrosse team to a 17-5 win over Potsdam in a Northern Athletic Conference game Tuesday.
Senior night festivities gave the Midlakes girls lacrosse team a big boost Tuesday night. The Screaming Eagles picked up a 6-3 win over Palmyra-Macedon in what could have been the final home game for the team’s seniors.
David Hamlin has been on the Syracuse men's lacrosse team for five seasons. He is one of only two fifth-year seniors that were on the Orange roster for the national title victory over Cornell, SU's last trip to championship weekend.
Common sense commands that somewhere over the course of 70 college lacrosse games a team, no matter how dominant it is, will stumble. There are simply too many variables — a hot opposing or faceoff specialist, lousy weather, an off shooting day, a mental collapse, a bad bounce or simply bad luck — to believe otherwise.
Stevens Institute of Technology sophomore women's lacrosse player Amanda Ingersoll (Baldwinsville) has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Division III SAAC consists of one student-athlete representative from each pair of conferences represented in the Division III SAAC partnership program and at least one student-athlete from a Division III independent institution. Ingersoll will serve as a representative for the Empire 8 Athletic Conference and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
The Division I Quarterfinals will be filling up the airwaves this weekend, with Saturday's contests on ESPN2 and Sunday's on ESPNU. There's also a slate of web streams for DII and DIII tournament games, and some MLL action.
There's only a little more than two weeks left until the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the men's finalists rank in our poll ahead of quarterfinal weekend.
The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the women's finalists rank in our poll ahead of quarterfinal weekend. Players were given five points for each first-place vote, four for each second-place vote and on down the line.
Syracuse is second in the country in scoring offense and third in points in the latest NCAA women's lacrosse statistics released this week. The Orange is averaging 15.45 goals per game and has amassed 441 points this season.
David Hamlin believes the Syracuse men's lacrosse team can get the win Saturday that will put SU in the Final Four. It will just depend on which version of the Orange shows up. "Is it the team that comes out slow and tight like we did against Villanova and Hobart?" Hamlin said. "Or is it going to be the team that comes out and puts up a lot of points, runs fast and hits hard?
Niagara University signed prospective student-athletes Laura Messer, Amanda Yavorek and Holly Vulpis to national letters of intent during the spring signing period, lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone announced this week.
Ah yes. Nothing like questioning peoples’ parental qualifications in a headline — always a strong marketing move. Don’t worry. I’m only talking about being a better youth sports parent here . . I don’t know about you, but as my daughters have hit the preteen/teen years, life has gotten more harried.
Each of the eight coaches left in the Division III tournament has their own backstory relating to their inspiration for coaching. "There are times when I think I've gotten so old, I've forgotten a lot of the things I've learned through the years and kicked myself for not remembering them," said Cortland head coach Steve Beville.
US Lacrosse is among the national sports organizations publicly endorsing the Youth Sports Concussion Act, a new bill that is expected to be introduced shortly in the U.S. Senate. The proposed congressional legislation is aimed at reducing youth sports concussions by empowering both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to take stronger actions in guaranteeing equipment safety standards and claims by sporting goods manufacturers.
It was the Panepinto show on Monday in Duxbury as brothers Mike and Nico Panepinto scored all six goals as No. 5 Needham upset the top-ranked Green Dragons, 6-4. It was the first loss for Duxbury (13-5) to a Massachusetts team since the Green Dragons fell to St. John’s Prep in the 2010 MIAA Division 1 state final.
from Gewas Schindler / Onondaga Nation / Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse
On behalf of the Iroquois Nationals, I am reaching out to call upon you, the FIL General Assembly, to allow us to participate in the Blue Division at the upcoming 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, USA.
When Williamsville North boys lacrosse coach Rick Hopkins was forced to throw five players off his team for violating team rules over a decade ago, it seemed like a pretty bleak time in the program’s history. Instead, there was a freshman goalie on the junior varsity who would leave a lasting mark because of it. Billy Wilson, a skinny kid light on experience, was penciled in as the JV starter. The varsity starter and his backup were part of the housecleaning, leaving an empty net.
Zed Williams has surpassed two national records during the 2013 season. He now owns the National Career-Goals record, surpassing Grant Whiteway's (Billeraca, MA) mark of 353. Williams has also broken Tim Stratton's (Manheim Township, PA) National Career-Points record of 589.
Lacrosse was a sport that initially didn't appeal to Shenendehowa senior Kelly Wall. "My mom just made me try out," she said. "I didn't even have any interest in it." But as a seventh-grader, that all changed. "I tried out and I loved it."
Christian Brothers Academy is no longer playing as a Class C school in girls lacrosse. But the Brothers, moved up to Class B this year by Section III, reminded Skaneateles, their once bitter rival in Class C, who the top dog still is in the area.
Connor Cannizzaro is the reigning All-CNY player of the year. On Monday night at Marcellus, he showed why. Cannizzaro erupted for six goals and added two assists to lead the Cazenovia Lakers over the Mustangs 13-11 in a Class C OHSL Liberty division showdown.
The One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, has announced its finalists for the 2013 Yeardley Reynolds Love (“YRL”) Unsung Hero Award. Established in 2011, the YRL Unsung Hero Award celebrates the selfless acts of initiative and commitment performed by Division I lacrosse players. These outstanding student-athletes are recognized based on the following criteria: dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness and sportsmanship. The award winners (one female, one male) will be announced in late-May, leading up to the culmination of the NCAA lacrosse season.
Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson won the Reebok Championship Game MVP trophy for the second-straight year after recording a hat trick and five points (3+2). He became the sixth player in history to win multiple title game MVPs and just the second to win them in back-to-back years.
It's getting down to crunch time to decide NCAA championships across three divisions and both genders. It's a full slate this week and weekend, with the Division II and Division III women's championship to first champions crowned on Sunday. Here's the rundown:
Junior Alyssa Murray is this week's WomensLax.com's Player of the Week after leading the Orange to a 21-8 victory against Dartmouth in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Murray recorded five goals and a career-high five assists, marking the second time she has posted 10 points in a game in her career.
ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra provided color commentary for fifth-seeded North Carolina’s 16-7 rout of Lehigh and Cornell’s 16-8 upset of sixth-seeded Maryland in a pair of NCAA tournament first-round contests this past weekend. The former Syracuse All-American midfielder, who can be followed on Twitter via @paulcarcaterra, will be part of the crew covering Saturday’s quarterfinals in College Park and Sunday’s quarterfinals in Indianapolis. Carcaterra offered his perspective on results that impressed and surprised him, concerns for the top two seeded teams and the most interesting quarterfinal.
As the tournament moves into the quarterfinal round there will be no representative from the state of Maryland for the first time. UMBC, Johns Hopkins and Mount St. Mary's didn't make the initial 16 team-field and Maryland, Loyola and Towson each got bumped over the weekend in the first round. There are still some traditional favorites remaining like Syracuse, Cornell and Duke, but when Ohio State becomes one of the top contenders and teams like Bryant and Detroit can compete with The Orange and Notre Dame, parity has arrived.
There are the obvious guys, like Randy Staats (who heads to Cuse next year), but when there are kids who don’t see time in the title game that are still going D1 next year, you just know the level of talent is extremely high.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for Week Three of the 2013 season, which concluded on May 12. The winners are chosen every week by MLL Commissioner David Gross and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. The Warrior Offensive Player of the Week went to Rochester’s own Ned Crotty.
There are several scenes in the movie City Slickers in which the three dude ranchers discuss their best day ever. I haven’t seen the movie in years, but that phrase – and the nostalgia that goes with it – popped into my head this past week. It was a good week.
The national championships are far from new for Chamberlain, who won his third overall title in women’s lacrosse and also coached the MCC men’s hockey team to its first NJCAA National Championship in February, but this is the first to come without the blemish of a loss.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team knew it might have to prepare for a game where it would have limited possessions. Bryant boasted the best faceoff man in the country in Kevin Massa. After seeing him in person, head coach John Desko said Massa was the most dominant faceoff man he had ever seen.
Updated brackets are available on our NCAA Tournament page. You can also find this link on the Men and Women main navigation drop-downs as well as in the NCAA Tournaments section on the right side of the home page. Brackets are updated regularly, so check back after each day's games are played.
Section Five Lacrosse lost a great supporter and friend today with the passing of life-long lacrosse enthusiast, Bruce R. Teague, Senior. Bruce played lacrosse at Geneva High School, graduating in 1967 and was named to the 1st team All-Upstate lacrosse team in his senior year. He was a team captain in that year and received Geneva's Covert Award.
With a 15-11 win over Nassau CC in the NJCAA men's championship game, the Lazers won their 70 straight game, setting a new record for the longest win streak at any level of college lacrosse. Onondaga tied the previous record of 69 straight games, held by Division III men's program Salisbury, with a semifinal win over CCBC-Essex on Saturday.
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The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse team attained perfection for the first time in its illustrious history, capping an undefeated season by beating Anne Arundel CC 17-5 in the NJCAA national championship game Sunday. The Tribunes finish the 2013 campaign with an unblemished record of 18-0. It's third national title in program history, with the others coming in 2010 and 2011.
The top-seeded Orange (14-3) overcame an early 4-0 deficit and defeated Northeast Conference champion Bryant (8-11) by the score of 12-7 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 12 at the Carrier Dome. Sophomore attackman Kevin Rice led the Orange with four points (two goals, two assists) and redshirt freshman Dylan Donahue scored a team-high three goals.
Junior Alyssa Murray tied her career high with 10 points to lead No. 4 seed Syracuse to a 21-8 win against Dartmouth in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange has now won 12 consecutive games and advances to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in the last eight years where it will face Florida on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in a rematch of last year's national semifinal.
The nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored 11 consecutive goals spanning the first and second halves to break open a tight game and went on to defeat eighth-ranked Bowdoin, 14-4, Sunday afternoon in the 2013 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at the Stadium Complex.
Eighth-ranked but unseeded Cornell dominated play, knocking off No. 5 Maryland in an NCAA first round game in College Park. Rob Pannell had seven points on the day, Steve Mock scored four times, and AJ Fiore made 12 saves for the Big Red (13-3). The Terrapins, who had made it to the finals the previous two years, see their season end at 10-4. Photos of the game are by Ben and James Mackey.
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Though not at the top of the Section III Class A ladder, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team is pretty close, as a strong late-season push means it will have a strong seed when the playoffs start next week.
In some way, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team’s crowded finish to its regular season – nine games crammed into a 16-day span – was perfect preparation for the post-season, since so many of those games were against high-quality opposition.
While most seniors were busy with graduation festivities Sunday, Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and the No. 3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team were busy fighting for their NCAA playoff lives against Loyola.
.An offensive shootout turned into a defensive battle in the second half, and when the dusted settled, the Rochester Knighthawks had successfully defended their National Lacrosse League championship, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in a decade.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team methodically picked apart one of the nation's best defenses on its own homefield, caused havoc on defense, dominated special teams and controlled every aspect of the game in topping No. 6 seed Maryland 16-8 on Sunday afternoon at Byrd Stadium in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Big Red improved to 13-3, while the two-time defending national finalst Terrapins had their season end at 10-4.
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn) scored the game-winning goal 1:02 into overtime to give the third-ranked and third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team a 9-8 overtime victory over fifth-ranked and second-seeded LIU Post on Saturday afternoon in the First Round of the NCAA Division II Championships at Hickox Field.
The Rochester Knighthawks became the first National Lacrosse League team in a decade to hoist the Champion’s Cup in back-to-back years with a thrilling 11-10 road win over the Washington Stealth in the 2013 NLL Championship Game presented by Reebok before a sold-out Langley Events Centre in British Columbia on Saturday.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 9-1 lead at the half and went on to defeat Aurora University, 14-8, Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Div. III Men's Lacrosse Tournament. The Red Dragons improved to 18-0 on the season and advanced to host Western New England, a 15-12 winner at Nazareth, in a quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday. The Spartans' season ended at 15-4.
Despite a 14-point performance by the Thompson trio, the University at Albany fell to the No. 4 seed Denver, 19-14, on Saturday, May 11 at Peter Barton Stadium in front of 2,621 fans. The Great Danes finish the 2013 season 13-5, while the Pioneers improve to 13-4 and face No. 5 seed North Carolina in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
The Maryland men's lacrosse team spent the week poring over film of Cornell's whirling dervish of an attackman Rob Pannell, but defensemen Goran Murray and Michael Ehrhardt and goalkeeper Niko Amato have something celluloid cannot match: firsthand experience.
[Brian] Scheetz (Canandaigua), one of the nation's best playmakers and the school's all-time leading scorer, connected with Heseltine, the team's leading goal-scorer, for a goal with 1 minute, 47 seconds left in overtime to give the Lakers a 10-9 win Saturday against Lake Erie in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals at Tullio Field.
Almost like a movie script, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team’s two-decade quest to earn a Section III Class A title may hinge on conquering the one opponent most responsible for prolonging that drought.
Shane Majewski led a balanced scoring attack with three goals, as the Johnson City boys lacrosse team stayed undefeated after a 10-6 win over visiting Maine-Endwell on Saturday in a Section 4 Conferece contest.
Coming off one of their strongest performances of the season Thursday, the Bath Haverling Rams got off to a most forgettable start Saturday against McQuaid. Before the game was even five minutes old, the Rams were staring up at a six-goal deficit, which ultimately proved too much to overcome.
With less than one week left in the regular season there were a dozen games played on Saturday. Marcus Whitman and Rush-Henrietta both won by one goal. Brighton defeated the Greece Lightning, 9-5. Hilton gave Pittsford a scare for a while but the Panthers won 13-9 at the Pittsford Lacrosse Festival.
A total of 48 teams from Pennsylvania and as far away as New York braved the elements Saturday in the for the fourth annual Backyard Brawl, an all-day lacrosse tournament held in Lehman to raise funds for the Back Mountain Bandits youth lacrosse program.
The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night came up short in their rematch with the Rochester Rattlers, falling 13-10 in front of 3,101 fans at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Hounds’ effort was led by Ryan Young, who notched a personal and franchise-record seven goals, while also tallying one assist. The eight-point performance earned Young Player of the Game honors.
A year from now, Syracuse commit Randy Staats will be playing on a grander stage -- bigger stadiums, larger crowds and national television exposure. But before he suits up for the Orange, Staats and Onondaga Community College are out to make college lacrosse history.
For the fourth straight season, the RIT (17-2) men's lacrosse team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship with a 22-13 win over Cabrini College (15-4) in the second round on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. RIT, ranked third in Division III, has now won 11 straight games and halted No. 5 Cabrini's 12-game winning streak.
Earlier this afternoon, the women's lacrosse team took on the Dolphins of Le Moyne College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite falling behind 8-3 at the half, the Panthers stormed back and used six unanswered goals in the second to steal the 9-8 win. In victory, the Panthers (17-3) will advance to the NCAA Final Four in Owning Mills, Maryland to face cross-town rivals, LIU-Post in the semifinals next week.
Freshman Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) scored a game-high nine points on three goals and six assists to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 21-3 win versus Adrian College Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
Anne Arundel CC scored four straight goals to break open a tie game in the second half and never relinquished the lead to knock off OCC 12-10 in the NJCAA Tournament semifinals Saturday at Monroe Community College.
Syracuse received the No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Championship and begins postseason play against Northeast champion Bryant on Sunday, May 12 in the tournament's opening round. Syracuse is the BIG EAST champion and earned the tournament's top seed on the strength of a 13-3 record. Bryant is making its first NCAA appearance since becoming a Division I program in 2009. The Bulldogs are 8-10.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee), freshman attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) and junior defender Jessica Lavelle (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) have been selected as first-team Division III All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
Western New England used a seven-goal scoring spree that bridged the second and third quarters Saturday to surge past ninth-ranked Nazareth, 15-12, in a second-round NCAA Division III Tournament game for men's lacrosse at Golden Flyer Stadium.
Cody Burns capped a six-goal St. Lawrence Central rally with the game winner with 3:01 left in regulation to polish off a 12-11 Larries’ comeback victory at Massena. Burns tossed in four goals for the winners.
Any notion that Wednesday’s double-digit loss to top-ranked Niskayuna might have taken some of the starch out of the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team proved to be unfounded. Rebounding in a big way, the No.7-ranked Plainsmen overpowered Saratoga Springs 17-4 in a roughly played contest between traditional rivals on Friday.
With the Section II girls lacrosse tournament beginning early next week, both Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs were looking for momentum in Friday afternoon’s regular season finale at Gavin Park. Despite the outcome, more than one team may have found it.
Aquinas was scheduled to play St. Joe's tonight, but the game was cancelled due to lightning storms in the area. The Hamburg at Penn Yan game was cancelled as well. That game will not be made up. Two games were, however, played.
[Katie] Ferris' (Carthage) fourth of the day can on the heels of a Terracciano goal and gave UMass a 14-9 lead with 5:49 to go. The Huskies tacked on the final goal with three seconds left after the Minutewomen were able to run the bulk of time off the clock with extended offensive possessions.
After serving as the interim head coach of the William Smith College lacrosse team for the 2013 season, Brighde Dougherty '04 was promoted to head coach by William Smith Director of Athletics Deb Steward. “Brighde has proven herself to be a gifted head coach,” Steward said. “Her energy and passion for Heron lacrosse are contagious and she has earned the respect of our student-athletes, her fellow coaches and our alumnae. Her coaching knowledge and recruiting efforts have put us in a position to be regionally and nationally successful.”
Seventh-ranked Penn State used a 6-1 second-half run to gain a lead and then held off a late rally by the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team for a narrow 14-13 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Griffs finished their season with a 14-5 record, while the Nittany Lions improve to 13-6 and advance to face either Massachusetts or Connecticut on Sunday.
Albany unabashedly pushes the pace as much as anyone in college lacrosse. Denver is at its best when it opts to run rather than get forced into a more plodding game. It sets up the possibility of Saturday's NCAA tournament first round game between the teams could be the most entertaining of the weekend — and perhaps the highest scoring.
RIT takes on a tough number five Cabrini College from Radnor, Pennsylvania Saturday in the second round. A come from behind overtime win led by junior Taylor Wisman propelled the Tigers last weekend. (Video 1:48)
Chris Daddio had heard only whispers about Bryant's Kevin Massa throughout the season. He knew who Massa was, but since the Syracuse men's lacrosse team did not share many common opponents with the Bulldogs, Daddio had not seen him on film. This week, though, the Orange junior has spent plenty of time watching tape of the nation's top faceoff man, and he is excited for the challenge Massa will pose Sunday.
Heading into the 2012 season, the Bryant Bulldogs had a major hole at the face-off X. The coaching staff assigned Kevin Massa, a lightly recruited athlete out of Huntington, N.Y., who was expected to just be another athletic body on the rising Bulldogs squad To say the least, they’re glad they did.
The seniors on the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team have a chance to make history in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The question is, what kind of history will they make? Will the Orange get to the 27th Final Four in school history or will they become the first group of seniors since the class of 1979 to not to reach the national semifinals.
Syracuse begins its quest for its first national championship on Sunday, May 12 when it hosts Dartmouth in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament and a first-round bye. The Big Green defeated Boston College, 11-8, in the first round on Friday.
Forty-two years ago, Cornell defeated Maryland 12-6 in the first-ever NCAA men's lacrosse championship game. Canadian-born Al Rimmer scored six goals in the final and ensured sweet redemption for the Big Red, who in 1970 went undefeated but finished fifth in the national championship race as voted by the USILA.
The William Smith Athletics Department honored two Heron lacrosse player at the annual William Smith Athletics banquet on April 23. Senior Kathleen Ragan was presented with the Patricia Price Genovese Lacrosse Award as the team's MVP and senior Marissa Potter was given the Shirley Zornow '48 Lacrosse Coach's Award.
The Statesmen Athletic Association and the Hobart Athletics Department honored eight members of the Hobart College lacrosse team at the annual Block H Awards Dinner on April 22. Junior attackman Cam Stone took home the Crook Family Award as the team's MVP. Junior attackman Alex Love, senior defensemen Sean Regan and Reid Rosello, senior midfielder Ethan O'Connor, senior midfielder Jake Silberlicht, senior midfielder Ryan Korn, and first-year defenseman Luke Miller were also honored.
The roaring crowds, visiting teams and television trucks have packed up and left Boswell Field, but the 2013 ECAC Lacrosse League Tournament is just starting to make its mark on Geneva. Thanks to the Lax4Lunches initiative, Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach T.W. Johnson and junior attackman Cam Stone had the privilege of presenting representatives of the Geneva Community Lunch Program with a check for more than $2,200.
The LaFayette High School girls lacrosse team are champions of the OHSL Patriot Division. It's the first time in school history the girls team at LaFayette has won an outright league title (the Lancers were co-champs with Tully in 2011).
The Washington Stealth, making their third title game appearance in the last four years, host the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks in the 2013 NLL Championship Game presented by Reebok on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at Langley Events Centre in British Columbia. Watch the game live exclusively on CBS Sports Network as the teams battle for the right to hoist the Champion's Cup.
Thursday’s boys lacrosse game between Schuylerville and Lansingburgh provided each squad with a chance to possibly earn the No. 1 seed in the Section II Class C tournament. It took some time, but the homestanding Black Horses all but assured themselves of that lofty designation.
The defending Section II-champion Spartans had an 11-5 lead at halftime and went on to claim their 14th victory without a loss this season. Lindsey White, Christie Raymond and Casey White each scored two goals for Queensbury.
16 games were played on another great spring day. Penfield beat Pittsford 7-5 in a key match up, making for exciting possible Class A semifinal games. Newark beat Midlakes by one goal as did Mynderse, who beat Gananda.
Christian Brothers Academy employed a defensive scheme designed to slow down the West Genesee attack, and the Brothers did just that, defeating the defending Class A state champions, 7-6, tonight in Camillus.
In the opening minutes of Thursday night’s boys lacrosse game it appeared Chittenango would be able to keep up with a Cazenovia team that has dominated most of its opponents. It wasn’t the case as Cazenovia unleashed its potent offense en route to an 18-10 win.
Goalie Jack Sweeney made 16 saves and Westhill turned in another sterling defensive effort as the Warriors defeated Skaneateles 6-2 Thursday night in a Class C Division II boys high school lacrosse game.
[Kayla] Treanor, from Niskayuna (Niskayuna High), tied her career high in points with seven to lead the No. 5 ranked Orange to a 14-7 victory over No. 6 Georgetown in the championship game of the Big East Tournament last Saturday in Washington, D.C., to earn an automatic bid to the NCAAs.
Veteran forward Mike Accursi put it best when he summed up the 2013 season as a “rollercoaster ride” for the Rochester Knighthawks. While adversity has been a constant enemy for the Knighthawks this season, they have yet to back down from a challenge, and now will have the opportunity to successfully defend their championship.
Cassley Jackowski of LaFayette High School and Jordan Evans of Jamesville-DeWitt High School are having phenomenal scoring seasons. The senior stars are in the process of playing their way into the Section III and state record books.
Syracuse will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament this weekend at the SU Soccer Stadium at the Lampe Athletics Complex. Boston College and Dartmouth play on Friday, May 10 at 4 p.m. The Orange will face the winner of the that game on Sunday at 3 p.m.
During the Cold War, both superpowers began training warrior dolphins as undersea minesweepers. Around the same time, Flipper was solving mysteries and apprehending criminals every week on his TV show. A dolphin can accomplish pretty much any task if properly motivated. But what coach Beth Hewitt asked of her Le Moyne team after it fell to 2-2 on St. Patrick's Day, was a tall order — even for a bunch of Dolphins.
In early March, Lacrosse Magazine editor Matt DaSilva emailed me about a potential "Maryland and Cornell in 2013" story. The hook seemed right out of a journalism textbook: two tradition-rich programs that haven't won a national championship in nearly 40 years on a potential collision course for Philadelphia.
“Rob Pannell isn’t Rob Pannell without Steve Mock,” said Pannell, who was named one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy on Thursday. “Steve Mock, in my opinion, is the unsung hero of this team.
Michelle Tumolo carried the Syracuse women's lacrosse team through the NCAA Tournament last year. She tallied 12 points, including a game-winning goal in the quarterfinals, to lead the Orange to the championship game for the first time in program history. This year, she will be stuck on the sideline with a torn ACL so SU will need someone else to take over in close games.
As coach of the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, John Desko is used to the limelight. Heading into the postseason, it’s shining brightly on the Orange.
Despite three losses and a season full of close games, Syracuse (13-3) used a late-season push to earn the top seed in this year’s 16-team NCAA tournament field as the Orange chase their 12th national championship.
The Division III North Team will be coached by John Johnson, the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at St. John Fisher College. Johnson is in his seventh season at the helm of Fisher's program. The Division III South Team will be coached by Gene Peluso, the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology. Peluso is in his fourth year at Stevens and his 14th year at the collegiate level.
The IWLCA has honored 48 student-athletes in Division III with a selection on one of the All-American teams for 2013. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
The IWLCA has honored 32 student-athletes in Division II with a selection on one of the All-American teams for 2013. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
Cascade and Maverik Lacrosse have officially signed on to be premium sponsors for Adrenaline Lacrosse and LXM PRO. This multi-year agreement includes a tremendous level of support for Adrenaline’s most prestigious top end programs. Cascade and Maverik will be providing a combination of custom helmets, equipment and gloves for these high profile programs including; LXM PRO, Adrenaline All American Game, Black Card and Tropics. Cascade is the exclusive helmet provider for all of Adrenaline Lacrosse.
The five men's finalists are University of North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman, Syracuse University midfielder JoJo Marasco, Cornell University attackman Rob Pannell, Princeton University midfielder Tom Schreiber and University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson (LaFayette).
The five women's finalists are University of Maryland attacker Alex Aust, University of North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia), Syracuse University attacker Alyssa Murray, University of Florida goalie Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) and University of Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann.
Mikey Meagher, (Liverpool) Florida, Jr. G - The 2012 C. Markland Kelly Award winner has had a great 2013 season. She is the ranked fifth nationally in save percentage (.493) and is the anchor of the Gators' No. 2 defense, which allows an average of only 6.58 goals per game.
Kara Cannizzaro, (Cazenovia) North Carolina, Sr. M: Cannizzaro leads the Tar Heels in both goals (45) and caused turnovers (25).
Lyle Thompson, (LaFayette)Albany, So. A - Thompson has been amazing this year, paired on an Albany attack unit with his brother, Miles, and cousin, Ty. In all, they account for 240 points, or 56 percent of the Great Danes' offense. Lyle has the most balanced goal-assist ratio and highest shooting percentage of the three, and leads the nation in points per game (6.75). He's only seven points away from breaking the NCAA men's single-season points record of 114, set by UMBC's Steve Marahol in 1992.
Playing in the NCAA Championship Tournament for the first time, the Geneseo women’s lacrosse team (13-5) exploded for a 15-7 win over previously undefeated Susquehanna (17-1) Wednesday in a first-round playoff game. The Knights, who used a 12-1 run to take control then held off the Crusaders’ late charge, will play either #8 Bowdoin or in a second-round game Saturday.
Seth Leonard scored three goals and assisted on three others, and Paul Boulio scored four goals to lead a balanced attack as Carthage downed rival Watertown, 17-9 on Wednesday to clinch the Frontier League’s “A” Division boys lacrosse championship outright.
The Lakers girls lacrosse team scored four times in an 89-second stretch to take a three-goal lead midway through the first half, added four more in a two-minute stretch before the break, and cruised to a 17-9 win over the Marcellus Mustangs at Skaneateles High School Wednesday.
The Iroquois High School boys lacrosse team is looking to show a mid-season slump is a thing of the past. Despite starting eight underclassmen, the Chiefs started the season looking like a force to be reckoned with, posting early-season victories over perennial-powers Niagara-Wheatfield and West Seneca East.
The previous four girls lacrosse games between Lancaster and Frontier in Class A were all decided by just one goal. Not so Tuesday as Lancaster never trailed in earning a 9-4 victory over the host Falcons to clinch its eighth Class A league championship in the last nine seasons.
The extra shooting work is finally paying off for Hakeem Lecky. The redshirt sophomore midfielder has spent 15 to 20 minutes before every practice warming up freshman goalie Evan Molloy and working on his own shot in the process. His teammates have seen him shoot after practice and even during water breaks.
The Bulldogs went 8-10 but claimed the Northeast Conference's automatic bid by winning the league title game. They started the year 0-7 but won eight of 11 down the stretch to rebound from the slow start. Nine of their 11 losses were by two goals or less.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2013 Championship game between the Washington Stealth and the Rochester Knighthawks will be aired on the American Forces Network along with the CBS Sports Network.
The Iroquois are appealing to the FIL membership for inclusion in the Blue Division; it's their second appeal and it's an unprecedented action. The necessary materials from the FIL and the Iroquois, as well as a request for a vote, could go out to FIL members as early as Friday.
Last night at St. John Fisher College the first annual Blake Cognata Memorial Lacrosse game was held. Pittsford Varsity girls played the Victor girls and the Pittsford boys played the Victor boys in a double header that, along with efforts from the Fairport Boys team, helped to raise $18,350. Fairport held their own event in March. The money will be donated to CURE in memory of Blake.
As if the boys Class C boys lacrosse group doesn’t have enough parity and chaos going down the stretch, there will be two more schools thrown into the mix for the Section III tournament when seedings are compiled next week.
Fifteen different players scored at least one goal as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Keuka College, 23-2, Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
In its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance, Nazareth won its first tournament game since 2007 in resounding fashion Wednesday. The Golden Flyers used 11 different goal scorers against visiting Castleton State to score a 25-4 victory in a first-round NCAA Division II men's lacrosse game at Golden Flyer Stadium.
After a one-year absence, the eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team returns to the NCAA tournament for its ninth appearance in the past 10 seasons, taking on sixth-seed Maryland at Byrd Stadium on Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m. The Terrapins are ranked fifth in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and received an at-large bid out of the ACC. The game can be viewed by a nation-wide audience on ESPN2.
Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray, sophomore Kelsey Richardson and freshman Kayla Treanor rank in the top 10 in at least one category in the latest women's lacrosse national statistics released by the NCAA. In addition, the Orange is in the top five in three categories
Twenty-eight of the top boys’ lacrosse club programs in the nation will be sending their top teams to compete July 5-7 in the inaugural National Invitational Best of the Best Club Team Showcase at Mitchell Fields near Hofstra University. The event (www.natinvitebob.com) will feature four equal brackets for each of the Classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Winners of each bracket will compete in a playoff to decide age group champions.
US Lacrosse today named the Baltimore Convention Center as the site of the US Lacrosse Convention in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The sport's national governing body annually hosts the largest professional development event and trade show in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and fans, drawing 7,000 participants each January for a weekend of learning, networking and renewal to kick off the lacrosse season.
In the fall of 2012, the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University started a course called The History of Sport. The class began by investigating lacrosse games played by indigenous peoples of North America. As part of their final project, students researched a different aspect of the oldest and fastest-growing sport in America.
For attack Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville), now in his third Major League Lacrosse season, the return date has come and gone with much optimism and excitement as he resurfaced with the Denver Outlaws in the 2013 season opener. Though he is not entirely comfortable on the field just yet, Boltus has shown significant signs of life in scoring three goals and registering two assists across two games.
The Knighthawks Krew fan club will host a Championship Game Viewing Party at the Stock Exchange Restaurant on Saturday, May 11th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to watch the Rochester Knighthawks battle the Washington Stealth in the National Lacrosse League Finals.
The final five finalists for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award will be announced on Thursday. IL/ESPN analyst Mark Dixon and ILWomen editor Danielle Bernstein discuss who this year's final five should be. (Video 2:35)
Despite getting upset by Princeton in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament last Friday, Cornell was thought to be in position to earn one of the eight seeds in the NCAA tournament and the right to host a home game in the first round. Instead, the No. 5 Big Red (12-3) were frozen out and forced to travel to meet No. 9 and sixth-seeded Maryland (10-3) this Sunday.
The senior attacker is the one on the spot – known as the ‘X’ – when the Lakers set up their offense. “She would rather have an assist than a goal,” said second-year varsity coach Caitlin Byrne. “She’s played with me three years now (one on junior varsity), and she’s always had more assists than goals.”
"You will see Casey Powell in a Bayhawks uniform this season," Cottle said on the league's weekly conference call on Wednesday. Powell told IL last August that he was retiring from MLL and was "keeping his options open."
Listings of the teams and players and coaches of the year for the 2013 season — many for D1 posted previously with releases sent by conferences — have been compiled for Men's and Women's Divisions I, II, and III.
Orange Nation – check out this week's ACC All-Access to see a preview of the Orange. The weekly, half-hour long show will introduce Syracuse University to ACC fans in the first part of a series highlighting the league's newest members set to join on July 1, 2013.
There were lots of games on a beautiful Tuesday and a couple of close ones. Eastridge beat Brockport in overtime, Wayne beat Newark 6-5 and Spencerport scored the last three goals and beat the Greece Thunder in the last minute of the game (15-14).
Whitney Point rallied in the first half and went into intermission with a one-goal edge before hanging on for an 11-10 victory over visiting Maine-Endwell in a Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse game Tuesday.
For Skaneateles coach Ron Doctor, it was a night where many things went wrong for Skaneateles and right for Cazenovia. "It's a tough night, but you have to give credit to Cazenovia," he said. "They won face-offs, they got more groundballs. They outplayed us."
The Wildcats, winners of five straight games since a 12-4 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt on April 20, are now 10-4 overall and 7-0 in the CNYCL American, just one game behind undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius.
Photos from Patrick Burke
LaFayette dug itself out of a mamouth sink hole to start the game. The Lancers went almost nine minutes to start the game without scoring. But they hung in there, rallied from a big deficit, fought back to get the game into overtime and then defeated arch-rival Tully 19-17 in overtime in a wild Class C OHSL Patriot division girls lacrosse game on Tuesday night.
Cazenovia coach Caitlin Byrne warned her team at halftime not to get too comfortable with its 10-5 lead over Westhill. "At a moment's notice, anything can change. You can't feel too comfortable," Byrne said.
Turns out Marisa Romeo wasn't the only front-line player at CBA to sustain an injury in the game against Baldwinsville. So did Taylor Poplawski. Both made their returns Tuesday night in a 14-6 victory over East Syracuse Minoa.
"Couldn't be more excited about going down there and playing a great team, an ACC team like Maryland...just excited about the matchup and getting the week started yesterday, it's been great so far," says Rob Pannell. (Video 1:00)
After locking up the Empire 8 AQ Saturday, Nazareth Coach Rob Randall had to switch over to his other duties this weekend, helping create the DIII Tournament Field as a member of the championship committee. We talked with Randall about Sunday night, parsing out Pool C, and the surprising success of the 2013 Golden Flyers. (Audio 35:01)
A couple of months ago, we got a question from a reader about players switching sticks during a game that stumped us, so we reached out to Gordon Corsetti, an official who refs lacrosse down in the Atlanta area, for his expert interpretation.
Victories over Marcellus and Cazenovia allowed the Westhill Warriors (10-2) to jump 11 spots in this week's Class C state rankings. The Warriors leaped ahead of five teams, including the two they knocked off. Cazenovia (10-2) fell to No. 10 and Marcellus (10-3) is No. 18 this week.
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport, is now accepting applications for its First Stick Program, designed to deliver comprehensive developmental resources, including equipment, USL membership and coaches training, to awarded teams. The program is geared for new and developing boys’ and girls’ youth (U19 and below) lacrosse teams nationwide.
The 16-team bracket for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual was unveiled exclusively Sunday on ESPNU with Syracuse earning the No. 1 seed in the field. Tournament play begins with first-round action Saturday, May 11, featuring Lehigh at No. 5 seed North Carolina at noon ET on ESPN2. Sunday’s games open with Cornell at No. 6 Maryland at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and freshman attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) has been selected as the league's Rookie of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.
The America East Conference will host two Google+ hangouts on Wednesday, May 8, with members of the Stony Brook University women's lacrosse team at 3:15 p.m. and the Albany men's lacrosse team at 5 p.m.
When he decided to come play for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team, JoJo Marasco figured he would play on championship weekend multiple times. The Orange leads the nation with 11 national championships and has made the national semifinals 26 times. It won back-to-back titles just before Marasco arrived. Now a senior, though, the midfielder and the rest of his classmates have yet to play on championship weekend.
Oswego State junior goalie Nikki Greco (Syracuse, N.Y.), junior midfielder Mackenzie Kjerstad (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and junior defender Megan McNulty (Holbrook, N.Y.) have been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women’s Lacrosse Team as voted on by the league’s coaches.
Coming off a victory in the Liberty League Tournament, the Rensselaer women's lacrosse team swept the Liberty League's weekly awards, it has been announced. Junior Rachel Scofield has been named Offensive Performer of the Week, senior Allie Arnal earned Defensive Performer of the Week and freshman Mackenzie O'Neil was chosen as the Rookie of the Week.
Head Coach Ben Wineburg had three goals heading into the men’s lacrosse season: better goaltending, better success at faceoffs and assembling a better coaching staff. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, accomplishing all three didn’t do much in terms of wins and losses in 2013. However, wins and losses aren’t the only way to measure success.
Nazareth, (14-4) the winner of the Empire 8, will host Castleton, (15-3) the North Atlantic Conference champs. Castleton have won the NAC three out of the last four years to advance to the NCAA tournament and broke the program record for wins this season. Nazareth will be playing in their 20th NCAA tournament.
The IWLCA has honored 128 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2012. These athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American Teams, which will be announced on May 17. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.
Three members of the William Smith lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2013 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Empire Region teams. Sophomore defender Rachel Hughes garnered a spot on the first team, while senior midfielder Kathleen Ragan and sophomore attacker Katie Sipple both received second team honors.
Six members of the Syracuse women's lacrosse team have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region teams. Seniors Becca Block and Michelle Tumolo, junior Alyssa Murray and freshman Kayla Treanor earned All-Northeast Region First Team honors. In addition, seniors Linley Block and Bridget Daley were named to the all-region second team. Syracuse's four first-team selections were the most for any school in the region.
SUNY Cortland junior defender Jessica Lavelle (Fayettville/Fayettville-Manlius) and senior goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) have both garnered weekly awards presented by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). Lavelle is the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, while Hutchinson earned Goalie of the Week honors. This is the second time this season that both Lavelle and Hutchinson have been honored.
SUNY Cortland senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) and freshman midfielder Pat Baldwin (Alpharetta, GA) have both been honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for their performances this past week. Kaminski was named the SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week and Baldwin earned Player of the Week honors as they helped nationally top-ranked Cortland (17-0) win their sixth straight SUNYAC title.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will do the media rounds before departing for practice Wednesday night. The Rochester native and National Lacrosse League veteran will appear on two radio shows to talk about the team’s trip to the 2013 NLL Championship Game.
Joe Resetarits finished sixth among NLL rookies in both goals (8) and scoring with 24 points (8+16) in 14 games played for the Roughnecks. The Hamburg, NY native, who played collegiately at the University at Albany, was Calgary's first-round (6th overall) draft pick in 2012.
Goaltender Matt Vinc continues to bring in the accolades after a historic season in the National Lacrosse League. On Tuesday, Vinc was named a league All-Pro for the fourth time in his career. Vinc earned First Team honors for the third time in his career.
The pre-Tournament Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20 gives the #1 Nod to North Carolina, with the top seed Syracuse coming in #2. All top ten teams are in the NCAA Tournament, so we'll look back to this week's poll when it's all over to see just how prescient our voters were.
Tickets for Syracuse's NCAA men's lacrosse game versus Bryant will go on sale Tuesday, May 7 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carrier Dome Box Office and online at SUAthletics.com. The Orange will host the Bulldogs in the tournament's opening round at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse seniors were on the wrong end of one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history when they were freshmen. That year, the No. 2 seed Orange lost to Army in double overtime at the Carrier Dome. SU was coming off back-to-back national titles. It had lost just once before in an NCAA Tournament game at the Dome.
Nazareth picked a pretty good time to play its best lacrosse of the season. Naz has certainly made it look easy lately. The Golden Flyers have won eight straight, including an Empire 8 Championship win over Ithaca. (with video)
Syracuse freshman Kayla Treanor has been named the nation's Rookie of the Week by WomensLax.com for her performance in the BIG EAST Tournament. She tallied 13 points in the two games and earned the MVP award.
Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) didn't have his season end the way that he had hoped as the Clarkson Men's Lacrosse team came up short in overtime of the Liberty League Championship Game, but the senior goalkeeper came away with Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week honors on Monday after an outstanding final weekend.
With the announcement of the NCAA men's Division I lacrosse championship tournament field Sunday night — which coincided with our MONSTROUS rundown of gear from the tournament teams — we've started to get images of some of the teams that are going to wear the new Cascade R helmet for the playoffs.
When it comes to numbers in high school lacrosse, the top website is laxpower.com . . . A glance at those statistics will tell you that the second-highest scoring boys lacrosse team in the entire country resides in Western New York. Orchard Park? Bishop Timon-St. Jude? Silver Creek? Hamburg? Try Akron.
Shaking off a slow start to the 2013 season, the Schuylerville girls lacrosse team has been on something of a tear ever since, winning six of its last eight games, with one of the losses coming at the hands of undefeated Queensbury.
Attackman Jack Mercurio’s third goal of the game broke an 8-8 tie with about two minutes remaining and the Whitesboro High School boys lacrosse team held off archrival New Hartford 9-8 in Monday night’s 13th annual Sparrior Cup game at Ed Wadas Field.
Here we go. Winners play again; losers are done. NCAA national champions for 2013 will be crowned by May 27, Memorial Day, just three weeks from today. Sixteen teams are in the Division I tournament, eight (for the first time) in Division II, and 29 in Division III.
Consider Sunday's NCAA tournament bracket unveiling the latest affirmation of lacrosse's changes. Three of the top four seeds are Notre Dame, Ohio State and Denver — unsurprising choices based on the numbers but not what a fan from a decade ago would expect.
Jim Siedliski is the Big East associate commissioner. He is also the chair of the NCAA selection committee, succeeding former Johns Hopkins and Towson coach Tony Seaman. Siedliski, VMI coach Brian Anken, Ohio State senior associate athletic director Heather Lyke Catalano, Hartford associate athletic director Ellen Crandall and Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris were charged with filling out the 16-team field for the upcoming NCAA tournament.
The SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team will host Keuka College in an NCAA Division III tournament first-round game on Wednesday, May 8, at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Game time has been announced as 3 p.m. by the NCAA. Cortland enters the game with a 18-1 record and Keuka is 12-3.
The fifth overall seed and East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks, the 2012 defending NLL champs, will visit the third-seeded West Division champion Washington Stealth at Langley Events Centre in Langley, British Columbia at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live exclusively on CBS Sports Network.
The Charlotte Hounds on Sunday afternoon picked up their first win of the 2013 season, beating the Rochester Rattlers 15-8 in front of 1,031 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, NY. Peet Poillon led the way for the Hounds, scoring five goals including two 2-pointers. The seven-point performance earned him Player of the Game honors.
The Orange men's lacrosse team, winners of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship, will take on Northeast Conference (NEC) champion Bryant in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.
Most Outstanding Player Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River) made 11 saves as the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team won the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday afternoon by defeating fifth-ranked and second-seeded Adelphi University by a score of 8-6 at Ted Grant Field.
Junior Taylor Wisman (Seattle, WA/Inglemoor) scored with 2:28 to play in overtime, leading No. 3 RIT (16-2) to a 10-9 win over Clarkson (10-6) in the 2013 Liberty League championship on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers win their second straight league title and earn the automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Championship Most Outstanding Player Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made seven saves to lead the fourth-ranked and third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to its 11th Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship with a 7-5 win over second-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Sunday afternoon at Motamed Field.
The No. 2 St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its second-straight Empire 8 Conference Championship with an 11-8 win over No. 1 Ithaca College on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Marty Higgins Stadium in Ithaca, NY. Fisher defeated the Bombers last season 9-7 in the Empire 8 Championship game.
Trailing most of the game, the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team rallied to win its third-straight MAAC Championship, taking the 2013 crown with a 10-9 win at Marist on Sunday afternoon. Canisius, who improved to 14-4 on the season, now advances to the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight season. The bracket is set to be revealed Sunday night at 9 p.m. on NCAA.com.
Mike Birney fired home his fifth goal of the game a minute into overtime, sending fourth seeded Detroit past No. 3 seed Siena 11-10 in the MAAC Championship Game. The Titans rallied from a five-goal second half deficit as Siena suffered its third one-goal MAAC Title Game defeat in the past five years.
Senior attack Jess Antelmi paced the University at Albany with two goals, but fell to No. 10 Stony Brook, 14-3, in the America East Conference Tournament Title game on Sunday, May 5 at LaValle Stadium. The Great Danes finish the season 12-5, while the Seawolves improve to 16-2 and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The North’s other first-round game will feature a rematch of the Northeast 10 championship, as No. 2 Le Moyne (16-2) hosts No. 3 Adelphi (17-2). The Dolphins beat Adelphi by two goals twice this season, most recently in Sunday’s NE-10 title game, 8-6.
As usual, members of the Teifke and Domicolo families filled the stands behind Mexico High School on Saturday afternoon when the girls lacrosse team faced off against Whitesboro. They came to watch the Tigers, and especially senior Kali Domicolo, play a sport that the school has become good at in the six years it’s been a varsity sport.
Victor’s varsity lacrosse teams both played well at their annual LaxFest on Saturday. The boys defeated the Greece Lightning, 12-3, and the girls defeated Rush-Henrietta,15-9. Youth, modified and JV teams also played games throughout the day on the Victor Central Schools campus.
The University at Albany (12-4) looks to win its third consecutive America East Conference Championship on Sunday, May 5 against Stony Brook (15-2). The Great Danes and Seawolves will face off in the title game for the second consecutive season, with UAlbany winning as the No. 4 seed and upsetting No. 2 seed Stony Brook, 9-7, in Boston, Mass.
. . . That's what makes the Lakers so dangerous. With scoring threats like Heseltine, McAndrew (31 goals), senior attackman Brian Scheetz (21 goals, 58 points) and the senior tandem of Zac Reid and James Chayka (21 goals apiece), "We can come at you at a number of different angles," coach Chris Ryan said. "It allows us to find good matchups out there. It's an aspect of our team that's really come into play and helped us get to the point that we are."
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team (13-3) captured the 2013 BIG EAST Championship with a 13-9 victory against top-seeded Villanova (7-8) Saturday, May 4 at Villanova Stadium. It's the Orange's second straight conference tournament title and the team's fourth BIG EAST championship in the four-year history of the league.
Freshman Kayla Treanor tied her career high with seven points to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 14-7 victory against No. 6/6 Georgetown in the championship game of the BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Treanor recorded 13 points in the tournament and earned the Most Outstanding Player award.
Top-seeded and host Nazareth outscored third-seeded Ithaca 4-0 in the fourth quarter Saturday to rally past the Bombers for a 12-10 men's lacrosse victory in the championship game of the Empire 8 Conference Tournament. The Golden Flyers captured their eighth E8 title with their eighth straight victory to gain an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The No. 2 St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team defeated No. 3 Nazareth College in the semifinals of the Empire 8 Championship held at Ithaca College, site of the No. 1-seeded Bombers. The win sets up a repeat of last year's title game in the same location, as Fisher and Ithaca will battle for the Empire 8 crown at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Cardinals took down the Bombers 9-7 at Marty Higgins Stadium to earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in 2012.
Peter Baum scored the 164th goal of his illustrious career here Saturday to cement his status as the Patriot League's all-time goals leader. Throw in Colgate records for goals and points – the latter figure a cool 225 – and one gets a feel for Baum's immense footprint on the Raiders' lacrosse program.
Freshman Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) registered a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 12-5 victory versus Geneseo Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC Final. The Red Dragons, who won their 15th consecutive conference tournament title and 15th straight game, earned an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth and improved to 18-1 on the season. The Knights had a seven-game winning streak snapped and fell to 12-5.
Senior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) recorded six points in the first half to lead the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 win over #14-ranked and fourth-seeded University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships at Ted Grant Field.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team took on nationally-ranked No. 18 Rensselaer for the 2013 Liberty League Championship on Saturday in Troy, NY. Though the Saints were able to keep pace early, the Engineers used a fast-paced offense and a brilliant performance by goaltender Allie Arnal en route to a 14-5 win and the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
Defeats to Fayetteville-Manlius (lopsided) and Marcellus (a blown fourth-quarter lead) had the Liverpool boys lacrosse team in some trouble as April drew to a close. Another loss, to Corcoran last Tuesday night, may have demoralized the Warriors, and it trailed in the fourth quarter – but this time it was Liverpool staging the comeback and pulling out a dramatic 9-8 victory.
As a tough regular-season homestretch loomed, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team hoped, at least, that it still had full control over its neighborhood rivalry with Marcellus. Yet even that one-time certainty went by the wayside on Friday night, the Lakers getting run over on the Mustangs’ home turf in the first quarter and never fully recovering in a 13-9 loss that dipped the Skaneateles mark to 10-3 on the season.
The Rochester Knighthawks will travel west to defend their championship after defeating the Minnesota Swarm 12-10 in the East Division Final on Saturday afternoon at The Blue Cross Arena.
The Knighthawks are looking to become the first team to repeat as National Lacrosse League champions since the Toronto Rock won back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003.
Queener made 18 saves to help keep 2012 MLL scoring champion Paul Rabil and the Cannons to just three goals in the first half. After giving up the first goal, Hamilton netted eight straight to take an 8-1 advantage in the second quarter. The teams traded a pair of goals to end the first half with Hamilton up 10-3. Crowley notched a hat trick in the second quarter to break open the contest.
Named the America East Conference Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, sophomore attack Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) with nine points paced the 12th-ranked University at Albany past UMBC in championship game, 19-10, on Saturday, May 4 at LaValle Stadium. The Great Danes took home their fifth championship title in 11 years.
Senior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) turned aside 14 shots to earn Tournament MVP honors as the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated 19th-ranked Plattsburgh, 9-2, in the championship game of the 12th annual SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament. The Red Dragons improved to 17-0 on the season and earned an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Cardinals, making their first-ever title-game appearance fell to 14-4.
The top-seeded and 14th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (12-5) outlasted visiting Stevens Institute of Technology (8-10), 17-11, during Empire 8 semifinal action Saturday at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers will face the winner of the today's 3 p.m. semifinal between second-seeded and 20th-ranked St. John Fisher and third-seeded Nazareth Sunday at 2 p.m.
Kip Orban scored on a feed from Mike MacDonald with 1:19 left in overtime, leading Princeton to a 14-13 victory on Friday night at Schoellkopf Field in the semifinals of the Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse senior attack Rachael Burek is leaving her mark before she finishes out her career, following a 13-6 win over New Hampshire in the America East Conference Semifinals on Friday, May 3 at LaValle Stadium. With her five total points, which included an assist, became the program’s record holder for most assists (50) and points(84) in a single season.
For a fifth straight year Siena Lacrosse will play in the MAAC Championship Game. The third seeded Saints raced out to a 6-1 lead and held off Co-Regular Season Champion and No. 2 seed Jacksonville 11-8 in the MAAC Semifinals at the Demske Sports Complex.
The Big Red women's lacrosse team came back from a seven-goal deficit to force overtime last time it played at Penn in March, but the magic was not there on Friday night in the Ivy League Tournament. The top-seeded Quakers built a four-goal lead in the first half and only extended in the second, pulling away for a 10-5 victory over the fourth-seeded Big Red at Franklin Field.
Junior Jamie Romano (Kings Park, N.Y.) scored with one second left in the first overtime period, giving the third-seeded Marist women’s lacrosse team a 7-6 victory over second-seeded Fairfield in the semifinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships on Friday at Tenney Stadium.
No. 14/16 Johns Hopkins scored five of six second-half goals to pull away from Army in a 9-4 decision on Senior Night at Michie Stadium. In a game that included a combined 17 penalties, the teams played in front of a stadium record 10,340 fans under the lights on Friday in the Black Knights' season finale.
The Westhill High School boys lacrossse team is 10-2 for the first time in program history. The Warriors are also in first place in the wild Class C Division II standings after their 9-8 overtime victory on Friday against No. 6 state-ranked Cazenovia.
Three nights after squaring off with each other, the Marcellus and Westhill boys lacrosse teams were charged with separate assignments against state-ranked Laker opponents on Friday - and both would succeed.
You would think at just 5-foot-7, it would be pretty hard to notice Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School attackman Layne Collins. After all, Collins is just one of a handful of Timon Tigers that is being look at, or have signed, with Division I Schools. But, if you talked to others on the team, Collins is what makes the high-powered Timon offense run.
The only team that Rochester did not face in the 2013 National Lacrosse League regular season was Minnesota and vice versa, so it is only fitting the Knighthawks will host the Swarm in the East Division Final on Saturday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m.
The two BIG EAST regular-season co-champions meet for the conference tournament title when top-seeded Villanova (7-7) hosts No. 2 seed Syracuse (12-3) on Saturday, May 4 at 12 p.m. at Villanova Stadium. The winner receives the BIG EAST's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament field of 16.
No. 5/5 Syracuse battles No.8/8 Georgetown in the championship game of the BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C. The Orange is going for its third tournament title.
The 2013 America East Conference Tournament will feature two teams that combine for seven of the 13 conference tournament championships, the No. 1 seed University at Albany (12-4) and the No. 3 seed UMBC (7-7). This is the fourth time that both teams will face-off against one another in the title game with the Retrievers taking two of the previous three.
The No. 3 RIT (15-2) men’s lacrosse team trailed 4-3 at halftime, but rallied back with a big second half to beat Union College (8-7) 13-7 in the semifinals of the 2013 Liberty League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on FRiday afternoon from Tiger Stadium. RIT, the tournament’s top seed and defending Liberty League champion, will face third-seeded Clarkson University in the title game on Sunday, May 5 at 12 p.m.
Cortland freshman Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) scored a game-high six points on four goals and two assists to become the first freshman and just fourth player overall in program history to record 100 points in a season as the nationally fourth-ranked Red Dragons defeated The College at Brockport, 16-6, in the SUNYAC Semifinals Friday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made a career high-tying 16 saves and senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) recorded five points to lead the fourth-ranked and third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 8-4 win over sixth-ranked and second-seeded Merrimack College on Friday night in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships at Martone-Mejail Field.
Sophomore Matthew Gold (Pittsford, NY) scored four goals and senior Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) posted 10 saves as the Clarkson University Lacrosse team knocked off 16th-ranked St. Lawrence 7-5 in the semifinal round of the Liberty League Tournament at Hall-Leet Stadium in Canton, NY on Friday afternoon.
After a slow start to the game, the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team dominated the second half en route to a 14-7 win in the MAAC Semifinals against Siena on Friday afternoon. The top-seeded Griffs now advance to Sunday’s championship game against either No. 2 Fairfield or No. 3 Marist, improving to 13-4 on the season. Siena finishes the 2013 campaign with a 4-12 record.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team sprinted out to an 8-1 first half lead against William Smith College on Friday afternoon in the 2013 Liberty League semifinal in Troy, NY. However, the Herons would close the gap to one in the second half, but the Saints escaped with the narrow 12-11 win and will take on nationally-ranked No. 18 Rensselaer tomorrow for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Three members of The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team have been selected to the second-team All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). Seniors Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) and Cory Banwaree (Port Jefferson Station, NY/Comsewogue) were chosen along with junior Colin King (Jamesville, NY/Christian Brothers Academy).
For the ninth time in the 11 years of the Empire 8 Championship Tournament, the Ithaca women's lacrosse team (11-5) is making an appearance in the semifinal round. The top-seeded and 14th-ranked Bombers are slated to face fourth-seeded Stevens Institute of Technology (8-9) Saturday at noon at Higgins Stadium.
"I like that I got my chance again," Daddio said. "I understand where the coaches were coming from to try out someone else because I had a couple games in a row where I wasn't having too much success in the beginning. I like that they're having trust in me again."
The in-state rivalry between No. 12 University at Albany and Stony Brook gave fans a thrilling 60-minute America East Conference Semifinal contest, with the Great Danes coming up on top, 17-15, on Thursday, May 2 at LaValle Stadium. UAlbany will advance to its 10th conference finals contest, fourth against UMBC, on Saturday, May 4 at 10 am on ESPNU.
As a freshman, Tori Quinn learned from her older sister. She watched Carly rewrite the Canisius women’s lacrosse record book last year and lead the Golden Griffins to the second of their back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships. Now in her sophomore year, Tori is taking over where Carly left off.
Hamilton College travels to Trinity College's Robin L. Sheppard Field for a matchup with Trinity in a 2013 NESCAC Championship semifinal on Saturday, May 4. The start time is set for noon in Hartford, Conn. Click here for a live video stream and here for live statistics.
The greatest goal scorer in Army lacrosse history will give a farewell performance Friday night at Michie Stadium. Garrett Thul broke the Academy's 35-year-old career goal-scoring record nearly two months ago, and his 161 tallies rank second among all active players and in Patriot League history — Colgate's Peter Baum has 163 headed into his final game on Saturday at Maryland. Thul is tied for 23rd all-time in Division I, and a single goal on Friday against Johns Hopkins would leave him in the top 20.
After Saturday’s contest at No. 11 Maryland, Colgate will retire to the offseason, and senior attackman Peter Baum will graduate and begin the next stage of his life. One of his pursuits would be to help continue the growth of lacrosse in his native state of Oregon.
When the Colgate attackman was named the top college player in June after an impressive junior season in which he racked up 67 goals and 30 assists, he called the honor "one of the proudest moments of my life." Amid his struggles a season later, it would dawn on Baum why only one player has won the Tewaaraton twice since it was first awarded in 2001.
Danny Martinsen hopes he’s saved his best for last. Siena’s senior co-captain also hopes this weekend isn’t the last lacrosse he’ll be playing for the Saints. Martinsen and his Siena teammates head west in search of something that eluded them last season — a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. (with video)
After losing by one goal earlier in the season, Binghamton once again gave Ithaca all it could handle in boy's lacrosse Thursday night at Alumni Stadium. However, for the second time this season the Little Red got the best of the Patriots, winning 10-8. (Video 0:43)
Saratoga Springs boys lacrosse’s defense had been a huge strength heading into Thursday night’s game against Guilderland. The Blue Streaks had not yielded more than seven goals in their last four games, and the squad had a chance to climb over .500 under the lights at home.
. . . the win was significant for Lux, who became the all-time scoring leader in the program's 50 years. Lux, who began playing on the varsity as a sophomore, now has 142 career goals for the Hornets, who are 12-0 and No. 3 in this week's state Class A poll.
Megan Caveny's only goal of the night pulled Cicero-North Syracuse into a 12-12 tie with Fayetteville-Manlius with 20 seconds left in regulation, and the Northstars got three overtime goals to defeat the Hornets, 15-12, tonight.
Mexico got four goals from Kali Domicolo and two goals and two assists from Jessica Lawlor in an 11-8 home win over Cortland today. The Tigers are 8-3 overall, and they lead the OHSL Freedom National with an 8-2 mark.
Unlike may of the game days of late, there were some very exciting games and scores today as 15 games were played. Mynderse beat Wayne 5-4, Fairport overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Penn Yan 7-5 and Midlakes defeated Marcus Whitman 9-8.
Nelson R. “Bally” Huff, a legendary lacrosse player of the 1940s and 1950s, died Tuesday in Lake Shore Rehabilitation Center, Irving, after a lengthy illness. He was 88. A member of the Seneca Nation’s Turtle Clan, he was born in the Newtown community on the Cattaraugus Reservation, where his family spoke only the Seneca language.
US Lacrosse today named the 16 high school girls’ and boys’ lacrosse coaches that will lead the eight teams at the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event, July 21-27. The high school all-star event featuring nearly 200 of the nation’s top players returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The starting lineup announcements are short and sweet. The Syracuse City girl’s lacrosse team keeps it simple. Names are eschewed in place of something representative of the team’s core values. Head coach Dennis Kennedy said his choice is to have the starting players not introduced individually, but as a team. Thus, the script says to introduce the team as one.
Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) registered six points and became the most prolific freshman goal scorer in school history to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 19-6 victory against No. 18/18 Connecticut in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinal on Thursday, May 2.
Junior Derek Maltz and senior JoJo Marasco each had four points to lead No. 2 seed Syracuse (12-3) to a 9-3 win against third-seeded Notre Dame (10-4) in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship Thursday, May 2 at Villanova Stadium. Maltz recorded two goals and two assists, and Marasco finished with four assists to tie Paul Gait's school season record for most assists by a midfielder (34 in 1990).
The University at Albany lacrosse team had a great season in 2007. After that, the Great Danes were down. Weren’t heard from on a national scale. Then came a couple of Native Americans, who were box lacrosse standouts — an Onondaga Indian from Syracuse — Myles Thompson, and his cousin Ty, a Mohawk Indian from Salmon River, in 2010.
For the No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team, the postseason begins this weekend as the program hosts the Ivy League Tournament for the third time in four seasons as the top seed. Cornell will battle Princeton for the second time in a week with faceoff slated for Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m. The first game will feature Yale vs. Penn at 5 p.m.
Senior attack Rachael Burek split Player of the Year honors with Stony Brook attack Demianne Cook. Redshirt-freshman Rachel Bowles shared Rookie of the Year with New Hampshire’s Lindsey McHoul. Head coach John Battaglino was named Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons at UAlbany.
Le Moyne College senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) earned his second straight first team honors as the Northeast-10 Conference announced its end of season awards and all-conference teams on Tuesday morning. The award winners and all-conference teams were voted upon by the league's 12 head coaches, who could not vote for their own players.
The William Smith lacrosse team earned the third seed in the 2013 Liberty League Tournament, and will take on No. 2 seed St. Lawrence in a Liberty League semifinal on Friday, May 3, in Troy, N.Y. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Clarkson, which posted a 4-2 mark in conference action, placed four standouts on the Liberty League’s First-Team and one on the Second Team, while two Golden Knights earned Honorable Mention status. Clarkson, which owns a 9-5 overall record, finished third in the conference standings and will battle #2-seed St. Lawrence on Friday in Canton at 4:00 p.m. in the semifinal round of the Liberty League playoffs.
Under the guidance of head coach Paul Wehrum, Union has the No. 2 scoring offense in the league at 9.50 goals/game, one of the top man-down units in the league at 76.9%, and is one of the top defensive teams at 7.98 goals allowed/game. Union will take on No. 1 seed RIT (14-2, 6-0 LL) in a rematch of last year's Liberty League Championship Game.
Junior midfielder Michael Antinozzi and freshman defender Chris Bechle were picked as second-team All-Conference selections as announced by the America East conference on Wednesday evening. In addition, BU had a pair of All-Academic honorees in senior Shane Warner and junior Garrett Augustyn.
League regular season runner-up Loyola (Md.) produced both the Defenseman of the Year in Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) and the Specialist of the Year in longstick midfielder Scott Ratliff (Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive). Fletcher was a two time Defensive Player of the Week in 2013. He led ECAC close defenders in ground balls with 54 and had 17 caused tournovers.
For the second time in three years two America East student-athletes will share the conference's top honors, as Stony Brook senior Demmianne Cook and Albany senior Rachael Burek were named Co-Players of the Year at the annual awards reception held on Thursday on the campus of Stony Brook, the site of the 2013 championship.
Marist's Connor Rice was selected MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Jacksonville's Peter DeLuca earned Defensive Player of the Year honors to headline the 2013 All-MAAC Teams, as voted by the league's head coaches.
The One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, today announced that Jason Noble is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Yeardley Reynolds Love (YRL) Unsung Hero Award. Established in 2011, the YRL Unsung Hero Award celebrates the selfless acts of initiative and commitment performed by Division I lacrosse players. The award winners (one female, one male) will be announced in late-May, leading up to the culmination of the NCAA lacrosse season.
Vinc, who also won the award in 2010 and ’11, is the first goaltender in NLL history to win the award three times. He also set a league record with 662 saves and led the league in goals against average (10.17) and save percentage (.803).
Call the Watertown girls lacrosse team the comeback kids on this day. The Cyclones rallied from deficits both in regulation and in overtime to edge South Jefferson, 10-9, on Wednesday in a showdown for supremacy in the Frontier League.
Marko helped Schuylerville’s girls lacrosse team turn its season around with recent wins over Greenwich, Johnstown, Scotia-Glenville and Schenectady. The Black Horses senior plays on defense but was a key contributor on offense as well, totaling 10 goals and four assists during the stretch.
The schedule was announced early in the winter — the game pitting Bishop Timon-St. Jude and Hamburg was the marquee match-up of the 2013 high school lacrosse season. For at least one half, the game lived up to the billing. Timon outscored Hamburg, 9-4, in the second half as they defeated the Bulldogs, 17-10, on a crisp spring night Friday (April 26) in Hamburg.
Coming down to Class C, Joe Migliaccio had heard would serve as an added advantage to his already improving Lake Shore program. It hasn’t exactly turned out that way. While Lake Shore is out to a 5-2 start to the season in Class C after spending its first seven years as a program in B, the Eagles have faced plenty of tests from league competition.
A team that allows only 4.6 goals per game in the sport of lacrosse is one that’s going to be successful. Frontier has proved just that, locking down its opponents to get out to a 7-1 start to the season.
The NJCAA Championships will be held on May 11th and 12th at Nassau CC in Garden City. The field is figured out and we’re entering the most important 12 days of JuCo lacrosse for the year. It’s time to decide who the best NJCAA team is in 2013!
1. How did you get involved with lacrosse?
I started playing in fourth grade. I had always played baseball growing up — my dad played baseball and football at Brown — so I was always a baseball player, but one of my best friend from home played lacrosse and I was over his house playing and he said I should try the sport, and I got into it immediately.
At 23 years old, senior attackman Rob Pannell is the elder statesman, the father figure, of the Cornell lacrosse team. His historical greatness and statistical dominance are unquestionable, but Pannell’s greatest value to the team, according to those close to the program, lies in his leadership and his willingness to guide younger players.
In only their second season of NEAC competition, the Hilbert College men's lacrosse team will play in the championship game, with hopes of securing the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament. Hilbert battled to a 20-17 semi-final victory over Medaille College under the lightsat All-High Stadium tonight.
The University at Albany will remain among the top college lacrosse teams in the nation as long as head coach Scott Marr can continue to bring in high-caliber players. The Great Danes’ victories at Syracuse and Johns Hopkins this season, triumphs Marr refers to as “historic” certainly have to help in that regard.
The Central Square High School boys lacrosse booster club is hosting a triple-header on Saturday to raise money on behalf of Christine LaFave, who is battling breast cancer. She is the wife of Central Square assistant modified boys lacrosse coach Tom LaFave, who is a former varsity coach with the Redhawks.
The third-seeded Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (12-5) stunned 11th-ranked and second-seeded Stevens Institute of Technology (12-4), 12-10, in an Empire 8 semifinal game Wednesday afternoon at the De Baun Athletic Complex. The Bombers advance to the Empire 8 title game for the seventh time in 10 years. They will travel to 15th-ranked and top-seeded Nazareth Saturday for a noon contest.
Host and top-seeded Nazareth outscored fourth-seeded Utica 10-3 in the second half to break open a close game Wednesday and the Golden Flyers went on to take a 15-7 triumph over the Pioneers in men's lacrosse action at sun-baked Golden Flyer Stadium.
Freshman Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena) matched his career high with six points on a career-best four goals and two assists to lead the nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 16-5 win versus Potsdam in a SUNYAC Semifinal game Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons, who improved to 16-0 with the win, host second-seeded Plattsburgh, a 15-7 winner versus Brockport in the second semifinal, in the SUNYAC Final on Saturday at noon. The Bears' season ended at 6-8.
Joey Kramer and Tim Lawrence each tallied five points to lead the nationally-ranked No. 19 Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team to a 15-7 victory over Brockport in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Semifinals Wednesday afternoon at the Field House Lacrosse Complex.
In what has been a record-breaking season for Cornell's Rob Pannell, the senior attackman has set yet another milestone, becoming the first men's lacrosse player in the history of the Ivy League to be named the conference Player of the Year three times. He is also just the third player in conference history to be selected first-team All-Ivy all four seasons. In total, Cornell had seven players to honored when the team's were announced by the league office this afternoon.
Twelve members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2013 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced by on Wednesday, May 1. Junior Jack Krzyston was named 2013 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year, sophomore Pat Johnston was the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, and Head Coach Jake Coon and the Tigers coaching staff were named the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Senior defender Kate Ivory was named the Ivy League's Defender of the Year and she and Lindsay Toppe made the All-Ivy First Team, highlighting the conference's year-end awards released on Wednesday afternoon.
Syracuse senior Becca Block and junior Alyssa Murray earned BIG EAST Player of the Year honors at the conference's women's lacrosse banquet held Wednesday, May 1 in Washington, D.C. Block earned the league's Defensive Player of the Year, while Murray was named the Attack Player of the Year. It marks the fourth time that Syracuse has had two player of the year honorees in the same year.
Le Moyne College junior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year, as voted upon by the league's 13 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning.
Rutgers, St. John’s, Syracuse and Villanova shared the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse regular season individual awards, as major award winners and all-conference teams were announced on Wednesday evening at the 2013 BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship banquet, held at the Philadelphia Marriott West.
For the No. 2 Big Red men's lacrosse team, the postseason begins this weekend as the program hosts the Ivy League Tournament for the third time in four seasons as the top seed. Cornell will battle Princeton for the second time in a week with faceoff slated for Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m. The first game will feature Yale vs. Penn at 5 p.m.
No. 5/5 Syracuse begins postseason play on Thursday, May 2 when it takes on No. 18/18 Connecticut in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament. The Orange and Huskies meet in the first game at Multi-Sport Field on the Georgetown campus at 5:30 p.m.
In a unique twist, No. 5 Syracuse (11-3) finds itself squaring off against No. 6 Notre Dame (10-3) for the second time in six days when the 2013 BIG EAST Championship commences on Thursday, May 2. The Orange and Irish meet at 4:30 p.m. at Villanova Stadium.
The Gators’ seniors swept the position awards as Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) is the Offensive Player of the Year, Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) is the Defensive Player of the Year, Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) is the Midfielder of the Year (Bel Air, Md.) and Mikey Meagher (Liverpool) is the Goalie of the Year. Head coach Amanda O’Leary earned her second ALC Coach of the Year award as well.
“I’m sure there’s probably some sort of mathematical substance to that, but we’re 29th in the RPI, and I don’t know that a team outside of the top 17 or 18 in the RPI has ever made it to the NCAA tournament that wasn’t an automatic qualifier,” he said Tuesday.
ESPNU's Quint Kessenich had Jacksonville men's lacrosse head coach Guy Van Arsdale on as part of his weekly lacrosse podcast. The Dolphins have won six of the last seven and eight of the last 10 overall.
US Lacrosse will accept nominations through August 1, 2013, for nine awards celebrating officials, coaches, program administrators and other contributors of the game. Individuals can be nominated for more than one award. The recipients will be announced the first week in September.
The Shaker boys' lacrosse team tested Niskayuna for much of the first quarter in a Suburban Council showdown between the pair of unbeaten squads. But behind a pair of first-half scoring spurts, Niskayuna handed Shaker its first loss of the season and kept its own unblemished record intact, 14-5, on Tuesday at Niskayuna High School.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team is set to travel to top-seeded and nationally ranked No. 15 Nazareth College on Wednesday, May 1 for the first round of the conference tournament. The fourth seeded Pioneers will take on top-seeded Nazareth at 4 p.m.
There is some disagreement about what exactly happened in Syracuse's win over Notre Dame on Saturday. In his postgame press conference, Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan placed the blame for the loss on his team's poor performance without any mention of the Orange other than to say it had the ball the whole night. The SU defense, which held Notre Dame to just four goals, expressed frustration Tuesday with the lack of credit it got for its play.
SUNY Cortland will be the site for State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) postseason championship play in five sports between May 1-5. The Red Dragons' baseball, women's lacrosse and men's lacrosse teams have earned hosting rights by winning league regular-season titles. In addition, the men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will be hosting the SUNYAC Championships May 3-4.
Cortland senior midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending April 28.
No player has been more important to the Rochester Knighthawks in 2013 than goaltender Matt Vinc, at least according to his teammates. The team voted “Vno” as this season’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in his three years in Rochester.
Jamieson limped off the Blue Cross Arena floor on a damaged left ankle late in the second quarter with the Knighthawks leading Philadelphia 5-4 last weekend. He did not return and his teammates went on to win 10-8.
Le Moyne's men's lacrosse team built a big lead and answered a second half rally to beat St. Anselm 13-6 in the first round of the Northeast-10 Tournament. Le Moyne, ranked fourth in the country and seeded third in the tournament, will face No. 2 seed Merrimack in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday. Le Moyne lost to Merrimack 5-3 in March.
Senior Sarah Brown (West Genesee) scored four goals and handed out three assists for seven points while Kaila Maguire (Potsdam) scored four times leading The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory over Oneonta Tuesday in the first round of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament in Brockport.
Syracuse ranks in the top 10 in five categories in the latest NCAA women's lacrosse statistics released this week. The Orange features the sixth-highest scoring offense in the country, averaging 15.0 goals per game.
In the last five years, the Syracuse women's lacrosse team has compiled a 72-27 record and won at least a share of four Big East regular season championships, including the title it clinched last weekend. It has been to two Final Fours and made the program's first appearance in the national championship game last year. Despite all that success, the Orange has not won the Big East Tournament since 2008, and this will be its final chance to do it.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team has won a Big East championship in each of the conference's first three years. The Orange went undefeated in conference play the first two years to claim the regular season championships. SU finally suffered some league losses in the third season but rebounded to win the first-ever Big East Tournament title. Now in its final season before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Syracuse is looking to finish a perfect 4-for-4 in Big East crowns.
Lacrosse fans around the region have a new challenge - March to Michie. The initiative is an effort to set the Michie Stadium attendance standard for lacrosse when Army hosts perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins this Friday, May 3. Along with the Black Knights facing off in their regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m., there will be a bevy of fan activities and events surrounding the highly anticipated contest.
Four members of the William Smith lacrosse team were recognized by the Liberty League today. The Herons placed three, the most of any school in the conference, on the first team. Senior Kathleen Ragan and sophomores Katie Sipple and Rachel Hughes earned All-Liberty League first team honors, while sophomore Cat Gorman garnered a spot on the second team.
. . . As we were watching the teams warm up on Sunday, however, we were informed that (Katie) Ferris (Carthage) was over at the university's health services getting an IV and if she made it back in time she would play. Sure enough, Ferris was back before the game started and inserted herself in the starting lineup.
Hey everyone! Since my last blog, we have been busy in Ithaca finishing out our regular season and preparing for the postseason. We have played three games during this span, against Syracuse, Brown and Princeton. We lost a close one to a good Syracuse team in the Carrier Dome, but have used that loss as motivation and fuel to prepare us to round out our regular-season slate.
The Maryland Terrapins are a consensus No. 1 for a fifth week in a row, while the Florida Gators earned all 20 No. 2 votes to give the poll a clear 1-2 in the 10th week of the rankings in 2013.
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The Red Rams ran into a hot Homer team on Tuesday that was prepared to air out the ball and shorten the game. The Trojans had their chances early with lots of possessions. But the J-D defense patiently dug in and held its ground to set the stage for a 16-7 victory in a Class B high school boys lacrosse game.
The seniors on this year's Onondaga Tigers lacrosse team suffered through a 1-15 season as freshmen. The next two years, the Tigers were a combined 11-21. But the team is seeing the other side of the coin this year - the positive side. It's called winning, and the Tigers are starting to get used to it.
The Westhill boys lacrosse team used a five goal second quarter to take a commanding 7-2 halftime lead enroute to a 13-8 victory over Marcellus in game between state-ranked boys lacrosse teams on Tuesday.
After finishing the first half tied, the Marcus Whitman girls lacrosse team’s defense stepped up its play against Palmyra-Macedon. The Wildcats allowed just two goals in the second half, and junior Jordon Fitch scored three of her five goals after halftime in an 8-6 win on Tuesday.
LaxPower's top 50 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse teams as of April 30th can be found below. Boys' Latin (MD) at 15-0 and McDonogh School (MD) at 18-0 again head the boys' and girls' rankings. The full lists can be found at the links at the bottom of this post.
These rankings are based solely on teams' current computer ratings. A season-end poll will be used in combination with the computer ratings in mid to late June to determine the No. 1 boys' and girls' teams nationally for the 2013 season.
Unbeaten Boys’ Latin (Md.) has improved to 15-0 and remains the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Lacrosse Top 25 poll, released today by US Lacrosse. The poll appears as part of Lacrosse Magazine’s bi-weekly report on high school boys’ lacrosse at laxmagazine.com/hsb25
US Lacrosse is now accepting applications for 2013 physical education lacrosse workshop grants and soft lacrosse equipment grants. Both grant applications can be accessed online at www.uslacrosse.org/PEgrant, and submitted to US Lacrosse through June 1, 2013.