Their cornfields had been burned by invading colonial soldiers. They were about to lose most of their territory in a deal they still maintain was a fraud. A disease that came from Europe had killed off much of their population. But in 1793, the people of the Onondaga Nation saved the tiny village of Salina - which would grow to eventually become what is now Syracuse.
[Tim] Clark’s high school football coach, Tom Acee, who also coached lacrosse, introduced him to lacrosse as a junior at Henninger (N.Y.) High. Clark’s first lacrosse season ended with the school’s first and only state title.
His career continued as a two-sport athlete at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., where he was part of the Statesmen’s run of 12 consecutive NCAA Division III championships.
After reviewing the Cazenovia school district’s coaching roster and finding a lot of “breakage” — or newer coaches hired at a lesser salary than the coaches they replaced — the Cazenovia Board of Education last week decided there was enough budget savings found to allow them to reinstate the two boys lacrosse assistant coach positions that had been cut from the budget in the spring.
On Tuesday morning Cornell Lacrosse Alumni of NYC gathered at 5:00 AM in Columbus Circle to participate in the Turkey Trot. It is tradition every year that the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break at school, the Cornell Lacrosse team has its annual Turkey Trot (an early morning run) and then plays a game of football after. It’s a way of ending the fall on a high note with a productive yet fun event with your brothers on the team.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will give their fans the opportunity to give the gift of lacrosse this holiday season. The Knighthawks unveiled their two Holiday Packs today, along with individual ticket pricing for the team’s historic 20th season.
The Whitby, Ontario native is coming off his 12th National Lacrosse League season and first as a member of the Bandits. After being signed on Nov. 12, 2012, Suddons tallied two points (1+1), 33 loose balls and four penalty minutes in 15 games during the 2013 season.
Avon Old Farms School student Nolan Callahan recently signed a letter of intent to attend Syracuse University next year to play on the varsity lacrosse team. Callahan is from Lighthouse Point, Florida and is a member of the Class of 2014.
I was on the far side in a game that I was working some time ago. Red player was legally body checked by the White player and I saw no reason to throw my flag. A spectator in the stands yelled out, “Don’t you have to take a class to ref? Maybe you should take it again.” I permitted myself a small smile. Unbeknownst to that particular fan, I am one of the officials responsible for teaching youth and adult officials classes for the entire state of Georgia.
Before the Rochester Knighthawks opened training camp with their first practice, Curt Styres went to lunch with his son Brandon. What happened that afternoon is something the Styres’ family may never forget.
Two of the top Division II college men's lacrosse programs officially added local talent Monday. Auburn's Brendan Entenmann signed a letter of intent to play for Le Moyne College next year, while Sean Lattimore put his name on the dotted line for Merrimack College in front of friends and family at the Auburn High School library.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will get ready for the holidays by giving back to his hometown. Walters and his teammates will offer a Free Lacrosse Clinic in exchange for a new or gently used winter coat to benefit the Rochester City School District. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3816#sthash.KV0oe3Vm.dpuf
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich has announced that the team signed the following players all to one-year contracts: Dhane Smith, Rory Smith, Mike McNamara, Steve Priolo, Joe Resetarits, Dylan Goddard, Jay Thorimbert and Andrew Watt. In addition, Buffalo has also agreed to terms with Ryan Benesch on a two-year deal.
Last December, I got an email from a reader in need of help. The guy had a young niece who played lacrosse, but her room was awash in One Direction posters. He wanted to get her some women's lacrosse posters as a Christmas present to inspire her to play more. (Best uncle ever, right?) He couldn't find any for sale, so I sent him some U.S. women's national team stuff. The niece was thrilled, and the guy's status as Best Uncle Ever was sealed.
I played college lacrosse eons ago, but I was the furthest thing imaginable from a Hall of Famer. That's probably why I'm in awe of some of the great players who do get to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. That goes double, even triple, for another category: Hall of Fame families, fathers and sons enshrined together among the sport's all-time greats.
I hope the coming week offers you a chance to gather with friends and/or family around a table full of food, and I hope the emphasis of your gathering isn’t orchestrating a strategic Black Friday strike or overdosing on 57 channels of televised football. Instead, I hope there’s at least a thought about giving thanks, about being grateful for what you have, about appreciating the bounty all around us.
When news broke Thursday that MLL was going to place a team in Florida, fans and insiders took to social media to welcome the new team to the fold. Below is a selection of the best tweets that came through.
Hummel, a Kitchener, Ontario native, was taken with the 38th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2012 NLL Entry Draft after renouncing his remaining NCAA eligibility following his sophomore year at Mercyhurst University. With the Division II Mercyhurst Lakers, he scored 15 goals and seven assists in his only season. Hummel was reunited with former Mercyhurst teammate Zac Reid, the Knighthawks’ 46th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2013 NLL Entry Draft, at Training Camp. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3807#sthash.WN4XvgCU.dpuf
A West Point cadet from suburban Detroit and goalie of Army's women's [club] lacrosse team is one of 32 Americans named Rhodes Scholars, giving them an opportunity to study at Britain's Oxford University.
The Rochester Knighthawks will officially kick off the 2014 season today with the opening of Training Camp at the new state-of-the-art Unity Health System Total Sports Experience location in East Rochester. The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions are bidding to become the first team in league history to win three straight championships.
The Rochester Knighthawks signed free agent Tom Johnson to a one-year deal. The forward joins the back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions for Training Camp this weekend. “It’s very exciting,” said Johnson. “You can’t ask for a better situation than signing with the team that’s won the championship the last two years.”
Second-year head coach Stephanie Allen has announced the 2014 Binghamton women’s lacrosse schedule, which features 10 repeat opponents from last season. The Bearcats are slated for 16 games with eight home games and eight road contests. Binghamton will play 11 non-conference contests in addition to its five-game America East schedule.
The Rochester Rattlers have released the schedule for the 2014 MLL regular season. The Rattlers will begin their campaign on the road as they visit the New York Lizards on Sunday, April 27 at James Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
. . . Upon receiving his silver medal, Thompson walked over to his friend Aaron Jock and gave it to him. Jock, who suffers from Down's syndrome, was so overjoyed that he told those in attendance he plans to have Thompson's medal framed.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the schedule for the 2014 season. “As we enter our fourteenth season, I believe this is a well-balanced schedule,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Each week will offer great matchups that will showcase the best talent professional lacrosse has to offer.”
The Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club is excited to announce that they will be fielding a 2017 (freshman) Showcase Team for the summer of 2014. Salt City is also seeking additional committed 7th and 8th graders who will also be attending premier tournaments throughout the summer. All three Sniper teams will travel to several high profile tournaments as well as some Upstate favorites.
The B.J. O’Hara Lacrosse Academy will present a girls’ lacrosse clinic featuring Katie Rowan, Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Syracuse University and member of the U.S. National Team. Coach Rowan is one of the most decorated players in the history of Syracuse University and is the school’s only 3 time First Team All American.
For the past few years, I have come down to Florida in November for the IWLCA Meetings and President's Cup Tournament. It's one of my favorite events of the year — all of the NCAA coaches in one place, major topics of discussion and the big issues facing the women's collegiate game all being discussed by the most knowledgable people in the sport — what more could I ask for!?
Thank you to everyone who sent their photos to share their special day and congratulations to all the players who signed their letters. Below is the last batch of photos, and you can also check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that it will place a team in South Florida for the 2014 season. The team will be named the Florida Launch and will be coached by former Denver Outlaws assistant Stan Ross. It will play in Palm Beach County, a location where MLL has enjoyed recent success.
"The Nationals organization and Owner Curt Styres thank our loyal fans, the community and our partners for supporting us for the past five seasons," said Hamilton General Manager Stu Brown. "It is because of you that our team and players were a strong and vital part of Major League Lacrosse."
Niagara University's Division 1 women's lacrosse team will raise money at their game against Detroit Mercy on March 14, 2014. The proceeds from the Pink game will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Through this event, the lacrosse team hopes to involve the local community, student body and other athletes.
Two days before the U.S. men’s national team reclaimed the gold against Canada at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in July 2010 in Manchester, England, then-Team USA assistants Tony Resch and Rick Sowell (Horseheads)won a first-prize medal in another world championship level: the Grand Masters 45 and over division.
[Mike] D’Amario is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound attackman from Schenectady, N.Y. The Niskayuna High School student-athlete was a 2013 US Lacrosse All-America honoree after scoring 72 goals with 44 assists. D’Amario competed in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament after missing most of the 2012 season with an injury. D’Amario also participates in indoor track & field. His older brother Steve was an attackman at UMass and his older brother Alex plays lacrosse for Union.
"While I think it's important to have perspective regarding your incoming guys, I can confidently say that this is the most complete class we've brought to campus" said Andy Copelan (Pittsford). "Lacrosse accolades aside, they are wonderful young men from great families. It's an honor to welcome them into the Fairfield community and we're excited for their arrival."
[Nick] Panara, who hails from the same hometown as Copelan, is in his final year at Pittsford Sutherland High School where he is a two-time Under Armour All-America Underclassman, was ranked the 44th best player in the country by InsideLacrosse and earned All-Greater Rochester honorable mention from The Democrat and Chronicle. A 5-foot-10 defenseman, he finished his junior campaign with 44 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers and is 46th on StudentSportsLacrosse.com Top-50 list in 2014.
Green comes to Rochester after winning a Canadian Lacrosse League (CLax) title in 2013 with the Iroquois Ironmen. The defenseman, who was the sixth overall pick in the CLax Draft, played in six games and collected six points. He also appeared in two of the team’s three playoff games en route to a Creator’s Cup Championship.
The Cornell Department of Athletics has announced that Brian Sullivan has been accepted to Cornell University and will be eligible to join the Big Red for the 2014 men's lacrosse season. After playing two seasons at the University of North Carolina, Sullivan is considered a junior and is expected have two years of eligibility remaining at Cornell.
[Mike} Powell will perform at Auburn Public Theater Nov. 24. I spoke to him about balancing music and lacrosse, confronting preconceived notions as an athlete-turned-artist, and his musical inspirations.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the Rochester Knighthawks have signed restricted free agent Mac Allen to an offer sheet. The Colorado Mammoth now have the right to match the offer within 72 hours in order to retain the defenseman on their roster.
This spring will mark the sixth season of varsity lacrosse for Merola, who played two seasons at Corning West before joining the fledgling combined Corning team as a freshman. She heads into her senior season with 152 goals and 48 assists.
A pair of Marcus Whitman lacrosse players recently signed national letters of intent to play college lacrosse. Meghan Oswald is heading to the University of New Hampshire, while Merritt Bailey is going to Seton Hill University.
Seniors Alex Castronovo and Albert Core, along with junior Casey Colligan, have all been chosen to serve as team captains for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team, as announced by head coach Jim Townsend on Wednesday.
The Cornell men's lacrosse program will host a Winter Prospect Day on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The clinic is open to all high school boys in the graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The clinic will be held in the Ramin Room (an indoor turf facility), located in Bartels Hall on the Cornell campus, and will be run just like a Cornell practice, including instructional sessions, drills and 10 vs. 10 games.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the Rochester Knighthawks have signed restricted free agent Mac Allen to a contract. The Colorado Mammoth now have the right to match the offer within 72 hours in order to retain the defenseman on their roster.
The Vancouver Stealth announced that they have re-signed forward Brett Bucktooth to a one-year contract for the 2014 season as he enters his third year with the Stealth and eighth season in the NLL. Bucktooth spent five seasons with the Buffalo Bandits prior to joining the Stealth for the 2012 season. In his eight-year career, Bucktooth has played in 77 regular season games with 180 points (74g, 106a) and 266 loose balls. - See more at: http://www.nll.com/news_article/show/311847?referrer_id=389123#sthash.uWsWLWX0.dpuf
Athletically, the results under Coach DeLuca’s stewardship have been undeniable. In his three years as head coach, the Big Red has won two Ivy League titles and his teams have twice advanced to the NCAA Tournament with one appearance in the Final Four. Ben currently has the highest active winning percentage in all Division I. Ben has coached 12 All-Americans, five of whom were first-team All-Americans, 19 All-Ivy selections, five Academic All-Americans, five Academic All-Ivy, 10 All-Ivy Tournament selections, one Ivy League Rookie of the Year, two Ivy League Players of the Year and one Tewaaraton Award recipient.
Jude Whalen has proven to be an athlete for all seasons at Immaculate Heart Central. But there is no doubt about what his top sport at the scholastic level is — lacrosse. Whalen made it official on Tuesday morning by signing his letter of intent to attend Drexel University where he hopes to play Division I lacrosse.
The Raiders are doubling their number of home games from a year ago, hosting eight of 14 regular-season contests inside Andy Kerr Stadium. The season begins with a Feb. 8 visit from Bryant followed by a Feb. 15 home date against Vermont.
Grantland recently ran a feature video (above) on Kevin Kelley and Pulaski Academy football team because of their “no punt” approach to the game. The team only does onside kick attempts, and always goes for it on fourth down. It’s not a tactic bred out of desperation or insanity, instead it is born from mathematics, and a willingness to look at the game in a brand new way. Can the sport of lacrosse benefit from this type of new thinking?
The Rochester Knighthawks will officially kick off the 2014 season with the opening of Training Camp on Saturday. Knighthawks Training Camp will take place at the new state-of-the-art Unity Health System Total Sports Experience location in East Rochester. The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions are bidding to become the first team in league history to win three straight championships.
Syracuse basketball will fit in just fine in the ACC. Syracuse football is doing no worse than it did in the Big East. The Syracuse team with the biggest challenge in the new conference is men’s lacrosse. Nearly all six ACC men’s lacrosse teams have championship traditions. All have had top-notch players.
Fulton varsity girls’ lacrosse player, Amelia Coakley, signed her letter of intent to play Division I lacrosse at the State University of New York at Binghamton. District officials, teammates and friends joined with Coakley and her family in the G. Ray Bodley High School library media center for the prestigious ceremony.
The Churchville-Chili School District celebrated their four seniors who signed National Letters of Intent last night.. Defenseman Justin Ferraraccio (Roberts Wesleyan), offensive player Trevor Hodgins (Ohio State) and Jake Mortier (Le Moyne) were honored along with wrestler Sam Eagan (Wyoming).
Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic® will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
The Colorado Mammoth has completed its off-season signings of returning players as forward Casey Powell agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday, pending league approval. A ten-year NLL veteran whose name is synonymous with the sport itself, Powell was acquired by Colorado in a trade from Rochester in March.
I love the tournament life. Play all day, and then play all night. These weekends really are the highlights for hundreds of men across the country. Some young, some old, some much older — all young at heart.
Warrior and Brine recently donated a bunch of new sticks to the Akwesasne Attack lacrosse program, sending the heads to our friends at Youngs Brothers Lacrosse to be strung up and distributed to the players of the up-and-coming travel squad.
The district held a celebration to honor girls lacrosse players Hannah Savage, Megan Maloney, Liz Nussbaum and Jillian Bailey; girls soccer player Alex Lambert; and boys lacrosse player Luke Bartkoski.
Coach Paul Wehrum's squad will take on three teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, beginning with the season-opener at Cortland State on March 1. Besides the Red Dragons -- who were ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation last season -- Union will also meet 2013 NCAA paticipants Springfield College (March 15 in Schenectady) and travel to RIT on April 16 to take on a Tigers squad that advanced to the national championship game last spring.
Signing day started Wednesday. But schools have set up different events for their athletes that have continued through the weekend. There are more signing ceremonies including one today at CBA. It's a big deal for high school athletes. And there are lots of you signing as evidence by theupdated list we've put together that continues to grow.
“I knew when I stepped on campus that Richmond was the perfect fit for me,” Cates said in a press release. “It has a great pre-med program with extensive research opportunities. The athletic facilities are the best I have seen. It is really exciting to be part of a new lacrosse program at the university.”
Major lacrosse honors: 3 year Varsity Starter, Starting goalie for section III class B CBA, 2013 State Champions, 2013 Regional Champions, 2013 Sectional Champions, 2013 League Champions, 2013 Freedom League second team All-Star, 2013 Upstate Under Armour Uncommitted team, 2013 Brine NLC Syracuse alternate
US Lacrosse today announced the 2014 men’s post-collegiate rules for players ranging from recently graduated college players through age 45-and-older. The US Lacrosse Men’s Game Committee and US Lacrosse Board of Directors approved the rules, which are the result of modifications to the current NCAA men’s rules that focus primarily on age-appropriate checking and body contact.
The rivalry was getting hot the last time they met in 2011 in Prague where Team Canada prevailed 13-6 to take world indoor gold, and it was sweat-till-you-drop time Sunday afternoon in Montreal when Team Canada pulled out a 12-11 victory over the Nationals in front of a Bell Centre crowd of 7,500.
I wrote about hazing last week, referencing the news headlines coming out of the bizarre Miami Dolphins’ situation. After the article went up, and as I watched the Monday Night Football game between the ‘phins and Bucs, I realized that the Rich Incognito/Jonathan Martin story was really about bullying, not hazing. Once again, I inaccurately tried to connect current events with the lacrosse world . . .
Six Guilderland seniors signed their national letters of intent at an official ceremony Thursday at the high school. Three members of the Guilderland girls lacrosse team are heading to NCAA Division I schools. Midfielder Katie Becker will attend Iona College next fall, while Morgan Hardt will play for James Madison University in Virginia.
Varsity lacrosse players, Brandon Maciejewski, Bradley Voigt, Rion Davison and Andrew Perl were joined by friends, family and coaches as they signed a letter of intent to attend their respective colleges, Friday, Nov. 15
The attacker made history with the signing, becoming the first Park City player to sign with a Division I university. Dutkanych, a 212 Lacrosse product, said Albany felt like the right place for him to continue his career, despite the distance.
Two of the best lacrosse teams in the world will meet this Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 17th- 2013 in the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada. The Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Team is featured in an exhibition match with Team Canada.
In addition to Tavares, the Bandits have also agreed to terms with Mike Hominuck, Jamie Rooney, Derek Hopcroft, Kurtis Wagar, Joel Matthews and Jordan Critch as well as 2013 draft picks Mitch Wilde and Nick Diachenko. All one-year deals are pending league approval.
Multiple alumni and former lacrosse players said they were shocked to hear the news. J.J. Gilbane ’12, a former midfielder for the team, said the dismissal of DeLuca — who he said “lives and breathes Cornell lacrosse” — came as “a complete surprise” to both him and other alumni.
Seven Seniors from Pittsford (N.Y.) signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to play lacrosse in college during the first day of the early signing period. See caption for signees and college choices.
Morgan Conroy couldn't imagine her life without lacrosse. The Jordan-Elbridge senior has been protecting the cage since fourth grade and plays her favorite sport year-round, whether it's with the varsity team or the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club. On Thursday, Conroy signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for St. Bonaventure University, meaning she will remain on the field even when her varsity career comes to an end.
It wasn’t long after Brad McKinney first picked up a lacrosse stick as a youngster that he developed a passion for the sport. It also wasn’t long before the Watertown High school senior aspired to attend Syracuse University and play lacrosse. That dream has become a reality as McKinney signed a letter of intent Thursday morning to attend the school and take his lacrosse career to the collegiate level.
Scotties lacrosse players John McDonald, Coltin Moseman and Kyle Abdellatif joined swimmer Karly Haraden and diver Addison Walkowiak in confirming their college selections in front of family, friends and Ballston Spa administrators in the high school guidance office.
Earlier today, Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education Andrew Noel informed Ben DeLuca that he has been dismissed from his position as head coach of the Cornell Men's Lacrosse Program. While Cornell University recognizes the contributions DeLuca has made to our nationally ranked lacrosse program as a player and assistant coach, it is the university's belief that new leadership is required to best serve our students and to continue our lacrosse program's decades-long tradition of excellence.
“This was a difficult decision, but our students are our first priority and there is no doubt now that new leadership is required,” Andy Noel, director of Athletics and Physical Education, said in a statement Thursday. Neither Noel nor other University officials were available to answer questions from the press about why DeLuca was dismissed.
Mr. Leo Robert Hoppey of Setauket, NY and formerly of Port Jervis, NY died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was 81 . . . Bob was a 1951 graduate of Port Jervis High School where he was a four sport athlete. He continued his education earning a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Cortland College, Cortland, NY. He is a member of the Cortland College Athletic Sports Hall of Fame, Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame and the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Bob taught Physical Education for Brentwood High School, Brentwood, NY for over 30 years where he also coached High School Lacrosse.
Fred Opie interviews University of Virginia alum and LXM Pro John Christmas and Onondaga CC's Kieondre Woody members of the SanKofa Lacrosse Team. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team.
The release did not mention the hazing incident, saying, "While Cornell University recognizes the contributions DeLuca has made to our nationally ranked lacrosse program as a player and assistant coach, it is the university’s belief that new leadership is required to best serve our students and to continue our lacrosse program’s decades-long tradition of excellence."
“Our players are very proud to have JP as part of our team, and we look forward to supporting him every step of the way,” says UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “JP demonstrates the type of character, strength and spirit that we all should aspire to!”
The head coach of the U.S. Women’s Under-19 National Team is primarily responsible for the training, selection, coaching and leadership of the U.S. Women’s Under-19 National Team. He or she will work with US Lacrosse staff to determine a team schedule as it fits into the planned cycle. The head coach must be a current coach at the high school level—or equivalent—and should have:
What do you think you need to focus on to reach your potential? “Continue to give 120% to every sport I play and to my Archbishop Carroll’s school work. Continue to give my heart and soul every time I step on a field, court and in the classroom.”
US Lacrosse today announced the teams scheduled to participate in the ninth annual Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 24-26, 2014. The event will feature the world champion U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams, and will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN3.
After defending their FIL World Cup title this summer in Oshawa, Ontario, the U.S. Women’s National Team will square off against defending NCAA champion University of North Carolina, as well as NCAA runner-up University of Maryland over the weekend.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced the teams have submitted their 23-Man Protected Roster for 2014. All players left unprotected will be entered in the player pool for the 2014 season.
The Rochester Knighthawks spent the offseason re-signing key players from its championship team. They locked up the coach that led them to back-to-back titles on Monday. Mike Hasen, who is entering his fourth season as head coach, agreed to a four-year contract through the 2017 season.
Syracuse will host three Final Four teams from last season, including defending national champion North Carolina, in 2014. Overall, the Orange will host 10 home games, six of which will be against teams that were ranked in the top 10 in last year's final coaches' poll. Overall, 12 of Syracuse's 17 regular-season contests are against teams that participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
The Rochester Rattlers have executed a trade with the New York Lizards that will send MLL veteran Matt Striebel to the Lizards, in exchange for a 4th round Collegiate Draft selection and a 6th round supplemental draft selction. The Rattlers have also traded Ned Crotty to New York in exchange for attackman Grant Catalino, the 3rd overall selection in the 2014 Collegiate Draft and the Lizards' 1st round selection in 2015.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their full preseason schedule today, which now includes scrimmages against the Toronto Rock and Calgary Roughnecks. Rochester will open its three-game slate on Saturday, December 7th against the Minnesota Swarm at The Blue Cross Arena.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League World Champion Rochester Knighthawks announced Monday they re-signed defenseman Paul Dawson to a four-year deal. Dawson entered the league in 2007 and won his first Champion’s Cup with the Knighthawks in 2013 after being traded to the team from the Philadelphia Wings.
Remember the scene in Brian’s Song when NFL hazing consisted of singing your alma mater in the cafeteria, sitting in mashed potatoes, and falling for the lie that your head coach was deaf in one ear? Were things really that simple back then?
After nearly a decade of stagnant program growth at the NCAA Division I level — in spring 2000 there were 55 men's lacrosse teams and in 2008 that number had only risen to 56 with two additions and one subtraction — the last six seasons have seen at least one program added, and this spring four — Boston University, Furman, Monmouth and Richmond — will each play inaugural seasons.
Bill Els was named an assistant coach for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team, as announced by Athletic Director Jim Knowlton. Els, who brings several years of college, high school, and summer camp coaching experience, will join head coach Jim Townsend's staff after two seasons as an assistant coach at Connecticut College.
The Leveilles were born to play lacrosse – literally. After Kevin was born, his godfather placed a lacrosse stick in his crib at the hospital – it was the perfect match. Since then, Kevin and Mike have combined for 14 seasons in the MLL, 330 goals and 461 points. They have been one of the most successful lacrosse families in the league’s history, creating countless memories in their time in the MLL.
The Rochester Knighthawks secured one of the fastest, toughest players from the 2013 National Lacrosse League Championship team with the re-signing of Jimmy Purves to a two-year deal. Purves (pronounced PURR-viss) returns to the Knighthawks after raising his first Champion’s Cup in 2013. The farm boy from Sarnia, Ontario did everything he could to contain his excitement after winning his first professional title. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3729#sthash.vyAsawQp.dpuf
The Buffalo Bandits today announced individual game and season ticket prices for the 2014 NLL regular season. The team will open its home schedule on Saturday, December 28 against the Philadelphia Wings.
Sevens have certainly been wild for the Rochester Knighthawks. Today, forward Craig Point became the third member of the back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions to re-sign for seven years, joining Dan Dawson and Sid Smith.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced Thursday a long-term partnership agreement for CSE to manage multiple new high school boys lacrosse tournaments featuring club and high school teams beginning in the summer of 2014.
The advantage is lost because the offensive player didn’t want to play with a slick ball, or, to use the lacrosse term, a “greaser”. I’m seeing more and more players shoot the ball fifteen or twenty yards above the cage and look at the head of their stick as if blaming the string job or complain to me that the ball was too slick. Let me be perfectly clear:
Cayuga Community College located in Auburn, NY is a member of NJCAA and is accepting applications for an assistant coaching position with the men's lacrosse team. The primary responsibilities for this position are:
The district Board of Education on Monday night hired Marc Cizenski, a former West Genesee High School and LeMoyne College All-American to replace Leo McInerney, whose contract was not renewed for this year.
Cameron Henry, an 8-year-old boy of native heritage, headed home with a new lacrosse stick, the first he has ever owned. But to listen to Six Nations lacrosse legend Cody Jamieson, the boy left the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre with much more in his hands.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team’s training camp for the 2014 NLL season will commence on Saturday, November 23. Camp is highlighted by three scrimmages: Saturday, December 7 at First Niagara Center vs. Philadelphia; Sunday, December 8 at First Niagara Center vs. Philadelphia and Saturday, December 14 at ILA vs. Edmonton.
It appears that Major League Lacrosse could be heading to South Florida, in time for the 2014 season. According to multiple sources, it would be the Hamilton Nationals moving to Florida for the 2014 season.
Major League Lacrosse has announced that the 2014 Supplemental Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 4. Several players selected in last year’s Supplemental Draft went on to make significant contributions to their teams.
“I have many people to thank, especially my family, who push me to work harder everyday of my life. Whenever I get down on myself, they always know what to say to put me in a better mood. I would also like to thank Coach Bob Elmer because he has been my coach since I was 7 and has taught me everything to know about being a good lacrosse player.”
Our friend Kevin Martin always makes sure we see the custom goods he lines up for the members of Sweetlax Upstate, the Rochester-based elite lacrosse club that he's been growing the last several years.
Rochester Knighthawks rookies Mark White and Taylor Northway both agreed to one-year deals for the 2014 season. White and Northway were the Knighthawks top two picks in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, with White being selected 27th overall and Northway being chosen by the back-to-back champions with the 37th overall pick. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3718#sthash.5yj9KnVt.dpuf
Taylor Northway has a long way to travel for his first practice as a member of the Rochester Knighthawks. It’s a mere 3,000 miles from his home in Delta, British Columbia to Rochester. Yet despite the commute, Northway is looking forward to his Knighthawks debut at Training Camp in three weeks. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3717#sthash.o37hVeku.dpuf
Rochester Knighthawks forward and Irondequoit native Joe Walters will bring the team’s “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying message to over 250 kids on Sunday, November 10th at 11:30 a.m. The program, presented by Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning, will take Walters to the Holy Cross Gym at 4492 Lake Avenue.
This is my fourth year on the “outside,” no longer among the college coaches who chase that elusive recruit from one game, tournament, or showcase to the next. I still get an occasional email from a high school player who hasn’t gotten the news, but I usually write an email back referring the young man to the “new” coach at Oswego State, or more recently I’ve taken to just forwarding the email on to Coach Martin.
"Kat" Stead of Clifton Park graduated as the school’s premier scorer in women’s lacrosse and among the top five scorers in women’s soccer. Stead holds every career offensive record in women’s lacrosse, having scored 304 points on 221 goals and 83 assists.
US Lacrosse recently released 2014 rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2014 lacrosse season. Although not a ton has changed, the US Lacrosse rules committee continues to make advances toward keeping young athletes safe while competing in a full contact sport. There are a few new terms you will see used, one being “defenseless player”, and you’ll want to be sure to familiarize yourself with the rule, as it will be changing how defense is played.
Rookie transition man Mark White signed his first professional lacrosse contract, officially making him a member of the back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions. White agreed to a one-year deal, becoming the first rookie from this year’s draft class to sign with the Rochester Knighthawks. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3710#sthash.wnFHZauR.dpuf
The Bandits have agreed to terms with 2013 draft picks Kevin Pym and Eric Penney as well as second-year players Kevin Brownell and Hayden Smith on one-year deals. The club has also signed free agent Colin Boucher to a two-year contract. All deals are pending league approval.
The Federation of International Lacrosse issued its membership a postal vote on Sunday to determine the final steps of the fallout from the Iroquois' 2010 Men's World Championship absence, their effort to be reinstated into the Blue Division and the nullification of Championship Bylaw 11.1.
I understand that YouTube allows you to look at the analytics of who has watched your video. I think that would mean that my son’s highlights video would probably show that most of the views have been from our own house. However, it does not really matter how many times your video has been seen; it just matters who has watched it.
The Iroquois Nationals were recently awarded a grant for $40,000 for the annual International Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament season. Our first event was held September 28 & 29 on the campus of Cortland State University, Cortland, New York. The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors have decided to make the $40,000 grant a matching grant. We are asking our supporters to help match this $40,000 grant.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse held their 2013 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Hall of Fame Over one hundred lacrosse fans and celebrities gathered to honor the twentieth Hall of Fame Class. The evening started with Chapter President Nate Snyder welcoming the hof fans and families. He made a number of announcements about the programs sponsored by the Rochester Chapter and invited everyone to join the other Chapter volunteers in the promotion of lacrosse.
Okay, so now you and your child have a list of the schools that you are all comfortable pursuing. What are the next steps? First things first: talk to your coaches. Both your travel and high school coaches are invaluable resources in this process.
Tryouts can be stressful at times, and no matter how many you’ve done before, you might still get some butterflies right before. Whether you’re trying out for a club team, your school team, or even your college team there are things you can do before those tryouts to loosen up a bit and be better prepared.
The Tully High School lacrosse coaching staff, in conjunction with the Tully Lacrosse Association, is pleased to invite you to our ninth annual Cornfield Classic Lacrosse Invitational on November 2nd and 3rd, 2013. We will host roughly 130 teams from the Varsity, JV, Modified, and 3/4, 5/6 levels on ten fields, in a two-day event, starting at 9 am.
The Rochester Knighthawks retained another member of member of their back-to-back championship defense by signing Dylan Evans to a three-year deal. The announcement of Evans’ new contract comes just days after fellow defenseman Sid Smith and goaltender Matt Vinc were locked into multi-year deals. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3701#sthash.vF9vNcnl.dpuf
Besides Rob Pannell earning three Laxies awards, including the crown jewel in IL Player of the Year, New York was well represented elsewhere, with Laxies going to Syracuse and Ward Melville, as well as the top upset and Individual Game Performance being New York based.
One day after re-signing Matt Vinc and Sid Smith to multi-year deals, Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres re-signed forward Dan Dawson to a seven-year contract. The deal is pending league approval.
Our friend Dan Hardy (Tully) at Graph-Tex reached out recently to show us a few of the awesome old-school shirts he'd dug up at the company's warehouse in Cortland, New York, and these seem to capture the essence of lacrosse in the mid-1990s — at least the blue collar, traditional culture and perhaps even the laid back sense of humor that still seems to define the sport in Upstate.