Young athletes in the U.S. face a "culture of resistance" to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, which could endanger their well-being, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
The doubleheader event will begin with a high school all-star game at 1 p.m., to be followed by a college all-star game at 3 p.m. The college game will feature a North-South showdown, with players from Howard University and Morgan State University forming the core of the North squad, and players from Hampton University and Morehouse College anchoring the South team. Event organizers hope to have 120 participants in the two games, including additional college participants from other HBCU teams. Admission to the event is free.
Interested high school and college participants may apply online at http://hbculacrosse.wix.com/hbculax.
It was a memorable year for Rob Pannell. A year removed from a foot injury that kept him out of the 2012 season, he led Cornell to the NCAA semifinals, set a new NCAA points record (354 points), then went on to win Cascade Rookie of the Year honors with the New York Lizards in Major League Lacrosse.
The NCAA has announced the host site finalists for 81 championships for the 2014-18 seasons, including men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse, and it appears the Midwest should get ready for championship weekend.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame formally welcomed eight new members Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. during the 2013 induction ceremony, sponsored by RPS-Bollinger Insurance and the Markel Insurance Company. The eight member class included four-time Hobart lacrosse All-American Bill Miller '91.
The Bandits have agreed to terms with free agent Steven Fryer on a one-year deal, in addition to re-signing Chad Culp, Shawn Williams and Anthony Cosmo to one-year deals as well as David Brock and Aaron Wilson to two and three-year deals, respectively. Also, the club opted to use one of its Franchise Tags on John Tavares and has qualified Ryan Benesch, Billy Dee Smith, Jay Thorimbert and Rory Smith. All deals are pending league approval.
Guys, if you’ve ever dreamed of having your own man cave, you have to see this. Maryland native and professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil’s entire basement is getting a makeover. Jessica Kartalija reports it’s all part of the hit show Man Caves.
“The Game of Life, Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga” was already nominated by the New York chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for an Emmy. Now the film is up for an award being given at the 10th Red Nation Film Festival and Awards Show, which is presented by Comcast/NBC Universal.
"There'll be more meaning to regular-season games now. I definitely like going to fewer playoff teams. Every game will be meaningful and that's better for fans and for the overall regular-season product."
National champion Duke cleaned up in the 2013 Laxies with Team of the Year and Game of the Year. Case Matheis earned Clutch Performer of the Year, while coach John Danowski was honored with Coach of the Year and Personality of the Year.
Six home games, including the 93rd meeting between Army and Navy, and the great anticipation of a newly expanded Patriot League highlight the 2014 Army lacrosse schedule, released on Tuesday morning. The Black Knights officially kickoff the 2014 slate with a Feb. 9 home contest against Massachusetts at Michie Stadium.
More than 50 people crowded the high school auditorium last week, all with one purpose: To urge the Cazenovia board of education to return the funding it previously cut to pay for varsity and junior varsity lacrosse assistant coaches. Without these coaches, funding advocates declared, the sport is not only dangerous for the players but could be disastrous for the district’s highly lauded lacrosse program.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has re-signed goalie Angus Goodleaf to a two-year deal. Goodleaf, 26, enters his second season with the Knighthawks after winning the first Champion’s Cup of his career in May. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3682#sthash.CUSj3kR6.dpuf
The Medicine Game, Lukas Korver's film tracking the path of Onondaga Nation lacrosse standouts Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, was screened at Onondaga Community College Saturday night, with the Thompson family on hand to meet fans and speak on a panel about the film and their experiences in lacrosse and life.
We focused on a couple of top-15 teams of intrigue the past five weeks for the Division I men’s segment of “30 in 30”: Duke, Syracuse, Maryland, Penn State and Notre Dame. Now it’s time to focus more on the individuals, in a way too early, fall edition of Tewaaraton Watch. The season is still a little more than three months away, but a solid field is already set.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed transition man Joel McCready to a one-year deal for the 2014 National Lacrosse League season. “I am extremely excited. I have been counting down the days to training camp and just can't wait to get on the floor and go to work,” said McCready.
While the Sankofa roster features some of the best black players in the game, the team barely had any time to practice together before Friday's scrimmages. Still, the squad looked strong in its scrimmage against Team England, fighting back from a 5-4 deficit at halftime to pull out a 13-8 victory.
The scrimmage against Brown proved to be a different story, as the Bears trounced Sankofa 13-3. Junior attackman Nick Piroli (Carthage) set the tone early for Brown with two quick goals . . .
Photographer Greg Vasil took in the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance scrimmages on Friday afternoon for us in Providence, RI. Brown hosted both the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance “Ambassadors” team, as well as a team of English National squad hopefuls for three one hour scrimmages. See the excellent photos below from Greg, and expect much more on this interesting event early next week.
"I don't think it's beneficial for the student or the lacrosse program," Desko said. "Selfishly, when you start taking ninth-graders, I'm not sure you know what you're getting. And for the student, what if when they decide academically what they want to pursue, the school doesn't have it?"
Parents, players, and others can read this, too – I was just trying to get your attention. But really, this week’s RTD sermon is addressed to all the coaches out there, and parents and players, well, feel free to tell your coach what I’m saying . . .
Chris Langton (Melrose, MA), a former standout lacrosse player for Cornell University, has been named to the US Bobsled team as push athlete. He joins 10 others as push athletes and joins his brother, Mike, on the team. Mike was a push athlete in 2010 for the US and was a member of the 2013 World Champion team. Three pilots were also named to the team, rounding the group out at 14 members.
The Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational continued Saturday in Honolulu. The always-entertaining stop on the club circuit has teams in Men's Elite (18+), Men's Masters (33+), Men's Grand Masters (44+), and Women's Elite (18+).
One common complaint from new umpires is how hard it is to learn all the lacrosse rules. While true that there is a lot of rote memorization, it is also true that with time you will get there. For those of you just starting out (or wondering about the rules), here are a few pieces of guidance.
Coltin Moseman bring a variety of attributes to the attack position. The senior at Ballston Spa High School (N.Y.) has an outstanding overall knowledge of the game and excellent field vision as well as the ability to create on offense whether off the ball. shooting or passing.
Student-athletes from the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team were volunteering their time during the Town of Potsdam annual "Fright Night" on October 24. The Golden Knights were helping to make bookmarks and trail mix for the "Gina's Gift Memorial Fund".
Berkman, a product of Watertown, N.Y., has re-written the NCAA coaching record book during his 25 seasons at Salisbury (Md.) University. He has led the Sea Gulls to 10 NCAA Division III national championships and four national runner-up finishes while producing 178 All-American players. Including one season at SUNY Potsdam, Berkman has a career coaching record of 428-48 through the 2013 season, with a winning percentage of 90.1 percent – the highest of any men's college coach in history.
Brett Queener (Penn Yan) saw little action early and only allowed one goal against when an extra ball rolled onto the field from another game. As a defender, I love having that maniac behind me. No one compliments the defense in front of the goal better.
Toomy, 26, comes to the Raiders from North Carolina, where he spent two seasons as director of men's lacrosse operations under head coach Joe Breschi. Prior to that, Toomy served two years as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.
The Great Danes hosted Holy Cross in September at John Fallon Field, followed by a trip to Cambridge the next weekend. UAlbany saw a number of different scorers at the Harvard Melting Pot Tournament, including freshmen Sarah Martin and Kotah Savitcheff. Sophomore attack Amanda Obenshain also had a particularly strong showing against UConn and Brown.
South River junior attackman-midfielder Gunnar Schimoler has orally committed to UMBC. The son of the late John Schimoler, who played on Syracuse's 1983 national championship team, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound recruit started as a sophomore for the Seahawks, helping them to the Class 4A-3A state championship. He is a nephew of the late Paul Schimoler, who was a four-time All-Ivy League and All-America goalie at Cornell and regarded as one of the all-time greats at the position.
Here's a quick article I wrote to help coaches with new goalies. How you handle a young goalie will set them up for the rest of their career. And contrary to popular belief a goalie who is "nuts" does not necessarily make a good goalie. Let me know if this article helped you out.
Players, coaches and staff members of the two-time defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks gathered at the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation’s Gala on Thursday night for one last celebration before the 2014 season.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new members into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Bill Coons, Hank Janczyk, MJ Vrooman and David Wilbur. The 20th Annual U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 1st at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.
“I chose Cornell because it’s a beautiful campus, it’s right near downtown Ithaca. I love the coaching staff, and the lacrosse program is great, and compared to other schools, it’s not too far from home.”
After watching a video about Eddie by fellow students at Marist College, reading from the Edward Coombs Foundation website and reading news accounts about the incident, I’m simply amazed by the outpouring of love for Eddie.
The 2014 schedule for the Binghamton University men’s lacrosse team was revealed on Thursday. Third-year head coach Scott Nelson announced Binghamton will play a 14-game slate this spring, highlighted by eight home games at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
It's one challenge to return to action after a successful season. It's another to follow up on your program's most high-profile campaign of all time — and that's what Scott Marr and the Albany Great Danes are tasked with this fall as the team prepares for the 2014 season.
The Rochester Knighthawks will open their Training Camp on Saturday, November 23rd at the new state-of-the-art Unity Health System Total Sports Experience (TSE) in East Rochester. The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions will hold their first weekend of camp at the new West Commercial Street location.
We are excited to announce our Fall Liberty Lacrosse OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at our store just outside of Syracuse, NY in Elbridge. We will be hosting a series of clinics for girls and boys of ALL AGES on our in-store turf field . . .
The Blaze and Flyers Lacrosse Clubs are sponsoring a free college lacrosse recruiting seminar on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Nazareth College Shults Center (Pittsford). The program is free and open to all Section V Lacrosse Players.
Everyone seems happy that the National Lacrosse League and its players have a new collective bargaining agreement. This should include fans and, yes, journalists, so that there will be a season this winter and in years to come. I'm not sure the two sides had much choice.
Mike Powell is modest, soft-spoken and inquisitive, to the point where I feel I’m being interviewed rather than him. He’s fit, but doesn’t have the build you might expect from a former professional lacrosse player. Rather, he’s lean and outdoorsy, dressed in cool browns to complement bright blue eyes. And though he’s been missing from the music scene for a year and a half, the oddest part of it is that Powell says he was never in the scene in the first place.
1983 Men's Lacrosse Team
In 1983, the Orange clinched its first NCAA title and began a run of 22 straight Final Four appearances. SU opened the season with seven consecutive wins before losing to Army. In the NCAA title game, SU downed Johns Hopkins by rallying for a 17-16 victory after trailing 12-5 in the third quarter.
The Rochester Knighthawks want to help your charitable organization raise money. Through the Second Annual Knighthawks Give Back fundraising competition, the team will allow charitable organizations to raise money through the sale of tickets to their game on Saturday, April 5th versus the Minnesota Swarm. The group who generates the most revenue through ticket sales will receive a matching donation from the Knighthawks Charitable Foundation, Inc.
A month after making its television premiere, "The Medicine Game" will be shown on the big screen with two special guests: Twins Jeremy and Jerome "Hiana" Thompson, the Onondaga Nation lacrosse players who star in the documentary.
We’ve been documenting on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section the success that Marist College has been having in landing commitments from Long Island standouts as they have occurred. Marist has spread its wings recruiting wise. The Red Foxes’ latest verbal comes from New Jersey.
The Crimson was in control from the start of the game, as it surged ahead to a 6-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, with England’s two goals coming off of Harvard’s missed coverage. By halftime, England trailed by double digits, as the Crimson took a 14-3 lead just seconds before the break on a goal by senior attacker Carl Zimmerman (Homer), which he scored while falling to the ground.
Siena Lacrosse along with the men's lacrosse programs of Colgate University, Skidmore College and Western New England University, raised $8,000 for Wounded Warrior Project at Face Off For a Cause hosted by the Saints Oct. 13 at Siena Turf Field.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the league has reached an accord with the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) through the 2020 NLL season. Listen to the CBA announcement here. Highlights of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement include modifications to the Free Agency system designed to increase free agency. The modifications include:
Talks about the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in the National Lacrosse League have been hush-hush until recently when a few details have surfaced, giving us a picture of what is to come when in the final agreement. When the dust settles we will have 2 more regular season games, a few less roster players and a pay scale that will allow the owners more time to sort their affairs out. I regret that irreparable damage may already be done.
The league will reduce the number of teams who qualify for the playoffs from eight to six teams, featuring the top three clubs in each division's standings. The two regular season division champions will earn a first-round bye as top seeds. The second seed will host the third seed in their respective division for the single-game elimination Division Semifinal in the first round.
The Marcellus High School boys lacrosse team is still without a head coach after the school board went into executive session Monday night to discuss the fate of Leo McInerney, who was not offered a contract for the current school year.
That gold medal game was unlike any other that I've attended. It was supposed to be a great showcase for lacrosse with the best in the U.S. against Canada's peerless Gait twins, Gary and Paul, plus Tom Marechek. There were 10,793 spectators crowding Homewood Field that night. At a time when lacrosse on TV was rare, a cable network fed places as distant as Puerto Rico.
In 2004, then-9-year-old Jaclyn Murphy of Hopewell Junction was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Throughout her surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the little girl drew hope from a photograph of a college lacrosse player cheering the team’s win, which Jaclyn, also a lacrosse player, saw on the hospital’s wall.
When Jaclyn Murphy was nine years old, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and given a 30% chance of survival. To lift her spirits during the grueling medical treatments that followed, the Hopewell Junction, NY native was “adopted” by the Northwestern University women’s lacrosse team, which supported her with endless texts, video messages and friendship.
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the naming of MLL/NLL standout Joel White as the organizations Player Spokesman for 2014. Annually, HEADstrong recognizes a professional lacrosse player who demonstrates exemplary leadership and is committed to service in the community, who is using their professional stature to promote and advocate for the cause.
Ashley Casiano, a two-time all-conference goaltender for Marist who helped the Red Foxes to the NCAA Tournament in 2010, has joined the Yale women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. She joins returning assistant coach Tanya Kotowicz to form the staff under Anne Phillips, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse.
Last year was a very exciting year in Division 3 men’s lacrosse, with Stevenson winning their first ever championship. Aurora University in Illinois made their first NCAA tournament, and won a game. RIT beat Cortland with a hidden ball trick, and Salisbury was finally dethroned as the most dominant team in the South, if only for a season. As fall ball and training continues to roll, here’s a look at some of the top teams from last year, as well as a couple potential dark horses for 2014.
Greg Raymond is getting used to his team and his team is getting used to the new coach. Raymond was certainly familiar with the teams, as an assistant coach at Princeton before taking on his first head coaching job this season at Hobart.
As organizers prepare for next year’s 25th edition, the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic has taken its’ place among the top events hosted in the Adirondack region. From an economic standpoint, the week-long competition in August has become another engine for area businesses alongside the Lake Placid Horse Show and the Ironman Triathlon. Figures provided by the Lake Placid CVB and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism pegged estimated direct spending for 2013 at $4.2 million.
The fall ball games on Saturday at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York involved host Army, Harvard, and St. John's. Photos of the scrimmages are courtesy of Mark LeRoux firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team USA and the 50-plus players battling for a spot on the roster for the 2014 FIL World Championships, met this weekend in Downingtown, Pa., for a weekend of practice, training, film sessions and more.
Last night was my third Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame Induction dinner, and I regret that I missed so many others. I’m now vowing not to miss another one anytime soon . . . My first trip was in 2002, when Oswego State’s own Travis Cook ’78 was inducted. I think it was one of something like five Halls of Fame that has inducted Travis, but it opened my eyes to the awe that is the tradition and the success that is Upstate lacrosse.
Onondaga Community College attackers didn't need long stretches of possession. They hardly had any, but a series of dodge-pass-score combos were all the Lazers needed to torment the Rochester Institute of Technology's defense Sunday afternoon in the Inaugural Room2Smile Fall Classic at Le Moyne's Ted Grant Field.
Led by two goals from junior Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and freshman Tyler Pace (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) and Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.), the University of Denver men's lacrosse team topped the Denver Outlaws in the Fifth Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The exhibition is the Pioneers' last of the fall season.
Greg Downing (Auburn) led the Outlaws with two goals, while Zack Greer finished with a goal and two assists.
Today, we give you a look at the Cascade helmets JoJo wore during his career as a member of the Orange squad. Cascade sent some of these images along with the announcement of JoJo's signing with Maverik, and we dug up some of the other helmets we've shot that JoJo put on during his career.
A college lacrosse team is gearing up to show support for childhood cancer patients. The SUNY Plattsburgh team will shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The event starts Saturday at 12 P.M. at Olive Ridley’s on Court Street in Plattsburgh.
When Rochester Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson returned to Oakville, Ontario Friday, he was greeted with congratulatory texts and voicemails. Dawson, who was working as an ambassador for Right To Play in Winnipeg, learned that his diving goal against the Buffalo Bandits on April 20th was selected as the top play of the 2013 National Lacrosse League season. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3658#sthash.FrAtEidw.dpuf
The biggest fallball events are winding down, but this weekend provides a lot of intrigue — especially with some top-tier DIII teams playing and big-time DI events at Penn and Harvard. Here's what to watch this weekend; in the meantime check out the Fallball All-Access series for an up-close look at some teams:
ILGear.com has something big to show you today. A good friend of mine from Upstate New York — Evan Cree, a longtime lacrosse player and traditionalist — has been hard at work for many months building toward the launch of a new lacrosse equipment and lifestyle apparel company, named Traditional Lax and also branded as "TLax."
Maverik Lacrosse announced today that JoJo Marasco, former NCAA All-America selection and 2013 Big East Midfielder of the Year at Syracuse University, is the newest addition to its roster of elite lacrosse athletes.
The best part about lacrosse is all of the tremendous people and amazing friends that we get to meet and become close with through the game. For many of us within the lacrosse community, one of those great men is Jeff Sonke, a former MLL All-Star midfielder on the Baltimore Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws and a University of North Carolina graduate. Jeff was truly one of the best players, teammates and people that has ever played the game.
The UB women’s club lacrosse team is starting a fundraising campaign, selling mid-calf athletic socks – available in pink with a black lacrosse stick or black with a ribbon – for $10 a pair. The proceeds will serve two purposes: help the team raise money to donate to a relevant cause and make strides toward funding a trip to playoffs in the spring.
Casey and Ryan Powell fought constantly while they were growing up. That is what brothers do. There was the time Casey pushed a totally dressed Ryan into a bathtub full of water because Ryan was going to wear Casey's jeans to school. Then there was the day Ryan chased Casey up the stairs, ripped off his older brother's shirt and landed a few solid blows. "Probably the greatest feeling in my life," Ryan says.
Former Nottingham High School boys lacrosse coach Michael Durgey died on Monday. He was 42. Durgey took over as head coach of the Bulldogs in 2008. He spent the last couple of seasons as an assistant lacrosse coach at Manlius Pebble Hill. He also served as an assistant coach at Chittenango and Jamesville-DeWitt. Durgey was an assistant coach for Jamie Archer on J-D's 2007 state championship team.
The lineup of speakers features a significant number of NCAA and U.S. national team coaches. In the men’s game, defending NCAA champion coaches John Danowski (Duke University) and Paul Cantabene (Stevenson University) join Dave Pietramala (Johns Hopkins University/Team USA), Jeff Tambroni (Penn State University/Team USA), Kevin Corrigan (Notre Dame University), Lars Tiffany (Brown University), and Pete Milliman (Cornell University), among others.
Millon Lacrosse, the nation’s premier provider of youth lacrosse instruction is excited to announce a partnership with national champion Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia). Millon lacrosse, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, has had more than 20,000 boys attend camp during that period and is known for attention to detail, top rate instruction, incredible staff, and safety.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association hasn’t released its roster for the Canada vs Iroquois game to be played at the Bell Centre in Montreal on November 17, but it has let it be known that Brodie and Patrick Merrill will be playing in the game in their home town.
The Syracuse Varsity scored six straight goals in the second half to break open a tight game and defeat the Alumni All-Stars 13-10 in the fourth-annual Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Carrier Dome.
Berkman entered the coaching ranks following an All-American playing career at St. Lawrence University, where he was MVP of both the basketball and lacrosse teams in his senior year. Berkman was previously inducted into the St. Lawrence University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.
The RIT men's lacrosse team will participate along with Le Moyne College and Onandaga Community College in the inaugural Room2Smile Fall Classic on Sunday, October 20 on the campus of Le Moyne College.
Mark Cometti (West Genesee) has worn a lot of hats at Saint Rose – assistant coach, interim head coach and full-time head coach. It's not the rarest of paths, but Cometti's matriculation isn't quite as linear as many of the others who have traveled that route.
Stephen Keogh and Matt Vinc were two of the 51 players on hand at Canisuis College over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend biding for a spot on Team Canada’s roster. For both Knighthawks, it was an honor to have survived the cut from 97 to 51 and have a chance to represent their country. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3646#sthash.xMbD4nHs.dpuf
9:35 stood between a loss and a possible championship for the Hamilton Nationals, who led 12-10 in the final quarter of play in this season's Championship Weekend semi-final. The Nationals lost the game, and headed back to Hamilton, Ontario with an overall 9-6 record and an empty seat previously reserved for a Steinfeld Trophy.
Watch the Top 20 NLL Plays of 2013 special on TSN2 in Canada on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET. For those who miss it, it will re-air on TSN twice on Thursday, Oct. 24, first at 12 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. The show features some of the best goals, saves and hits from all nine teams this past season.
The Army lacrosse team will reach the peak of its fall season this Saturday when the Black Knights host St. John's and Harvard for a fall scrimmage day this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Michie Stadium. The event is open to the public and all three games are free admission.
Highlights from the Legends Game from the 2013 Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic event in the carrier Dome. George Clements led Team White with three goals. Andy Joyce paced Team Blue with two goals and two assists.
A lacrosse team visiting from Hartwick College had thousands of dollars' worth of property and cash stolen from the locker room of Union College while they played a scrimmage on Sunday, officials said.
ILGear.com has another unique Cascade R helmet to show you with a look at the special edition Colgate Raiders themed lid being worn this fall by face-off specialist Chris Eck, a Maverik Lacrosse athlete who is in the pool of players looking to make the Team USA roster and head to Denver for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships next July.
As one of the older parents on my younger son’s lacrosse teams, I have the advantage of experience. Our oldest son did not start playing lacrosse until U-13 and travel lacrosse when he was a U-15. With our first son, our expectations were very low. In fact, we were not even sure he was going to make the travel team when he first tried out. We didn’t know the competition and didn’t know how he compared.
At our house, someone is always standing in front of the refrigerator or pantry looking for something to miraculously appear that was not there minutes before. However, when it’s a game day, we often have to argue with the boys to get them to eat and drink. The stress and excitement of the event often takes their appetite away (though it comes roaring back after the games).
Do you go for the all-time NCAA leading scorer? Or the Mann Cup MVP? The new No. 22 at 'Cuse or one that wore it in their last NCAA title run? You make the call, and cast your votes.
Kevin Crowley, Hamilton Nationals
Jordan Evans, Jamesville-Dewitt/Syracuse
Cody Jamieson, Syracuse/Rochester/Hamilton/Six Nations
Rob Pannell, Cornell/New York Lizards
Lyle Thompson, LaFayette/SUNY Albany
We've got another one-off helmet to share with you that's been spotted this fall throughout the Team USA tryout process, with a close look at the custom Cascade R former Villanova Wildcat and current MLL star Brian Karalunas (J-D) has been wearing these last few weeks.
Lacrosse fans will have an opportunity to meet back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Joe Walters of the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday, October 19th at Total Sports Experience in Gates, NY. The Rochester native will be signing autographs at 10:00 a.m. at the 9th Annual Skull & Bones Lacrosse Classic.
Lacrosse’s sudden death is tough to match for excitement . . . The game could be over in seconds after the overtime face-off (CJ Costabile and Duke in 2010) or go three or four overtimes in rare situations. It could be a fluke or a well-executed man-up goal that ends it all.
The Inaugural Room2Smile Fall Classic will be held on Sunday, October 20that Le Moyne College and features three elite men’s lacrosse programs from the Upstate New York area. Serving as the host, Le Moyne will welcome RIT and Onondaga Community College to campus for a three-way scrimmage beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday night was a resounding victory for the Iroquois Nationals against a spirited effort from the USIL's Developmental Team. The 24-11 victory – the first ever on their home turf – gave the Iroquois their third straight Bowhunter Cup. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3639#sthash.CB9gsfLR.dpuf
The meshing of veterans and fresh faces resulted in two very different results on Sunday, with the national team dominating Stanford, but then losing its first game in five years to Towson University in the second of two split squad scrimmages at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
All proceeds from the fallball event are to be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.
By all accounts Edward Taylor Coombs was a special young man. The Hatboro-Horsham player had the kind of magnetic character that made people smile, and he was blossoming as a lacrosse player. Marist coach Keegan Wilkinson knew him well, too. He recruited Coombs to Marist, but never got a chance to coach him.
University of Denver took on Team Canada's Red and White squads in a fall ball scrimmage on Saturday evening at the Demske Sports Complex at Canisius College. The Pioneers took on Team Red first, falling 14-10, before taking on Team White to close out the day, falling 22-6.
The Syracuse Varsity scored six straight goals in the second half to break open a tight game and defeat the Alumni All-Stars, 13-10, in the fourth-annual Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Carrier Dome. Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue each had three goals to lead the current team to its fourth straight win in the yearly event.
We got our hands on the Iroquios Nationals and Team USA rosters for the 2013 Bowhunter Cup, which will be played tonight at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. General Admission tickets are $10 at the door, and still available as of 2:30pm ET.
The Great Danes will play a pair of scrimmages on Sunday, playing host Yale at 12:15 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Then at 2 p.m., UAlbany plays Quinnipiac to finish the event. Each game will consist of four 20-minute quarters.
Drexel sophomore Lizzy Carr said Eddie Coombs was her “role model” while growing up in the Hatboro-Horsham sports community.
“He was one of my role models growing up,” said Carr of Coombs, who was one year older at HH. “He played lacrosse with my older brother (Jarrett) and my other brothers coached him.
Major lacrosse honors: Dicks Sporting Goods National Champions 2012, Philly Summer Invitational Champions 2013, Maverick Big Time Shootout Champions 2013, Stowe Champions 2013, Champ Camp, Best of the Best Invitational, Rookie of the Year
Le Moyne misses last spring's seniors. But the Dolphins are defending champions. Both of those facts showed in an 11-5 scrimmage win against SUNY Cortland Friday night, where the Dolphins struggled to settle into their offense early before clawing back, then running away with six goals in a backup-filled fourth quarter.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has submitted a series of bids to the NCAA to host a number of high-profile events including the Frozen Four men’s hockey finals back to First Niagara Center and the Division I men’s lacrosse quarterfinals to Ralph Wilson Stadium.
[Sam] Hovey remains the all-time leading scorer in Saints men’s lacrosse history with 160 goals and 273 points. The two-time All America helped his teams to two NCAA tournaments in his four years as a starter. The Saints went 46-23 during his time with the team. Hovey is now a financial advisor.
In a blog titled "My concussion, and rethinking the role of contact in 'contact' sports," he wrote that he was victim of a blindside hit while coming out of the penalty box in during the Philadelphia Wings' March 1, 2013, game against Buffalo.
It happens without warning, usually as the result of a very common sequence: plant, pivot, explode and... pop.
"It wasn't super-painful, but I knew it was not normal," former Syracuse attacker Michelle Tumolo said. "My knee just buckled. Something weird had happened."
The weather and lacrosse were equally fantastic for the Iroquois Nationals’ inaugural international fall lacrosse tournament on the campus of Cortland SUNY. The weekend’s lacrosse display by the Haudenosaunee athletes made it clear as to why they are the originators of the game of lacrosse.
To be eligible for CEP Level 3 certification, a coach must be a current Level 2 CEP-certified coach, which includes an active membership and a non-expired, green light National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background check.
You've seen some of what the alumni will be wearing this weekend (see those unis here on ILGear.com). But you should also get a glimpse of the new-look Cascade R lids the current Orange team is sporting this fall and will use this weekend against the alumni.
Wheaties made major headlines in lacrosse this week when it announced the signing of Rob Pannell to its Team Wheaties group of sponsored athletes. RP3 is right alongside NFL star Adrian Peterson and a host of talented extreme and Olympic athletes. But will he get his own Wheaties box?
Johns Hopkins University and Hamilton Pro Lacrosse player brings a wealth of knowledge and skill home to share, mentor and teach the CNY youth and high school players of the art of Facing Off. The clinic will focus on technique which includes holding the stick correctly, feet/stance alignment, and the overall move (clamp/pinch/jam). To accomplish this we will do groundball and faceoff drills practiced at JHU and in the MLL.
"Hakeem Lecky did very well against the national teams," said John Desko, noting he is one the players who have improved the most since last season. "The team has voted him one of the captains. That says a lot about what he's been doing on and off the field. I think he's stepped up."
Eric Seremet, a native of Camillus and the head coach of the Air Force men's lacrosse team, was involved in a fatal car accident on Saturday afternoon that killed his wife, Sonia, according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.
US Lacrosse today announced the final rule revisions for the 2014 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse rules. Both sets of rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and written by the US Lacrosse Women’s Game Rules Subcommittee and approved by its Women’s Game Committee. The youth rules are a product of modifications to the high school rules.
The reigning NCAA career scoring leader, Tewaaraton Trophy winner and Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year recently signed with Wheaties and Brine, and joins Wreckless, a new apparel company that will have boy's and girl's shirts, shorts, tank tops and more due out in December. Pannell joins Brian Spallina among the athletes endorsing Wreckless.
Iroquois Nationals General Manager Gewas Schindler announced the team’s roster today for the Fourth Annual Bowhunter Cup. The game, which is being presented by Arrow Express Sports, is set for Saturday, October 12th at 8:00 p.m. at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. General admission tickets are $10 at the door.
Former Syracuse All-Americans Joel White and Chris Daniello and have put together a star-studded team of alums for the upcoming Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic at the Carrier Dome. Their team of all-stars will take the field against the 2013-14 Orange Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.
Maine has had decent prep lacrosse for quite some time, but it has been localized to the state's Gold Coast, running from Cape Elizabeth past Portland and up to Brunswick. There are pockets of lacrosse elsewhere, but inland, the sport is mostly just finding its legs. Still, Greene has produced two of the key reasons why Nazareth surged to the NCAA tournament last year and why the Golden Flyers are serious candidates to make a run at the title game for the first time since 2004.
The 6’0”, 205 pound goalie started between the pipes for the Panthers (14-4) last year, as they made it to the semi-finals of the tournament. This summer, Maguire was selected as a Brine All-American playing for the Rochester squad.
The Rochester Rattlers completed the 2013 season with a 6-8 record, and an overall fifth place finish in the League standings. This marks the second consecutive year that the Rattlers have ended their season one win shy of claiming the final spot in Championship Weekend.
The senior trio of Gavin Ahern (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and Tyler Travis (Geneva, N.Y.) were selected as Penn State men's lacrosse captains announced Tuesday by head coach Jeff Tambroni (West Genesee).
Rochester Knighthawks forward and Irondequoit native Joe Walters will celebrate Columbus Day by bringing the team’s anti-bullying message to two local YMCA locations. On Monday, October 14th, Walters will visit the YMCA Lewis Street and Westside Family YMCA. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3631#sthash.TCupwvwb.dpuf
This national USL initiative is designed to deliver comprehensive resources, including equipment, US Lacrosse membership and coaches training, to awarded teams. The program is geared for new and developing youth and high school lacrosse teams nationwide.
As part of its commitment to player safety, US Lacrosse makes a significant annual investment in research studies and programs that could help provide greater understanding in both the mechanism and the prevention of lacrosse injuries. The organization's Sports Science and Safety Committee accepts and reviews funding requests and proposals before determining which projects to support. A sampling of research initiatives currently being supported by US Lacrosse:
One of the great club team kits we've got in the vault is the Creaky Gates, the Colgate alumni squad that competed at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Class this past summer, where we were camped out for the week.
Con Bro Chill, the brainchild of pro lacrosse player Connor Martin, continues to gain valuable exposure. The wild and wacky band just recently landed one of their tracks on a commercial for Mountain Dew.
It's a juggernaut of a conference for 2014, and it will hold its championship at PPL Park near Philadelphia. IL's Terry Foy reached out to the ACC to answer a few questions about the future of the league, scheduling and more.
The annual Syracuse University men's lacrosse alumni game is set for this coming weekend, with a host of the best players to don the Orange jersey heading Upstate to celebrate the program's tradition and to put on what is always a fine display of lacrosse in the Carrier Dome.
It’s been an extraordinarily successful year for Ian Llord. The 28-year-old St. Catharines native visited the winner’s circle three times in 2013. The championships began in May when Llord helped the Rochester Knighthawks to the National Lacrosse League championship. He then added two more titles to his resume in the summer as a member of the St. Catharines Saints (senior B) and Six Nations Chiefs (senior A).
There are many similarities between Justin and Troy Reh. It’s what you’d expect with twin bothers. Justin has a 95 grade average. Troy’s is 93.8. Both will be playing college lacrosse lacrosse at the University at Albany. But on the lacrosse field, you’ll find one big difference between the Rocky Point High School seniors. Justin is an attackman/midfielder. Troy is a defenseman,
Niagara head coach Wendy Stone released the women's lacrosse schedule for the 2014 season on Monday afternoon. The Purple Eagles will play a 16-game schedule, including eight home games and eight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contests.
US Lacrosse is among 15 national sports organizations that have joined forces in the formation of a new coalition, announced today, aimed at reducing and better managing concussions among youth athletes. As the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse, US Lacrosse’s commitment to the newly-formed National Sports Concussion Coalition is an extension of its ongoing efforts to make the sport as safe as possible for all participants.
The selection camp will take place over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in Buffalo, NY, where Team Canada Red and Team Canada White will play the University of Denver, Robert Morris University, and Canisius College.
Rambo, widely considered one of the top freshmen in the country after a decorated career at La Salle (Pa.), along with attackmen Tim Rotanz, Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and attack/midfielder Colin Heacock are a four-pack of offensive talent that could see plenty of playing time this spring in what figures to be an even more competitive year of ACC lacrosse. Notre Dame and Syracuse join the Terps, defending national champion Duke, North Carolina and Virginia in the fray.
The weather was gray and damp as usual, the varsity teams swept the double-header as usual, some lines of decorum were crossed (as usual), and we had another great turn-out – as usual. The Ron Humphreys Memorial Alumni Lacrosse Classic, with its origins dating back to the fall of 1977, was full of laughs and stories, relentless teasing and distorted memories, and great wisps of nostalgia.
It was 18 years ago today that Binghamton’s Garrett Augustyn lost his older brother, Michael, to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Binghamton senior defenseman Garrett Augustyn huigs his mother Kathie at the 7th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic on Saturday at Ridley. Augustyn and his mother lost his brother, Michael, to non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma exactly 18 years ago today. Binghamton senior defenseman Garrett Augustyn huigs his mother Kathie at the 7th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic on Saturday at Ridley. Augustyn and his mother lost his brother, Michael, to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma exactly 18 years ago today. So when the Bearcats’ starting senior defenseman met Nick’s mother, Cheryl, and his brother, Michael, Saturday as his team played at the 7th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High, it was indeed an emotional experience.
Perhaps the feistiest team of the event was Binghamton. The Bearcats jumped on Hofstra early and beat the pride, and trailing late against Lafayette made a late charge to get within a goal before losing.
Some of the nation's largest youth sports organizations are forming an alliance to address concussions. The National Sports Concussion Coalition will partner with concussion experts and athletic medicine professionals to establish best practices for diagnosing and treating young athletes.
Once again, as has been the case at other Team USA evaluation events, it was an incredible collection of talent for head coach Richie Meade (Furman), and assistants Kevin Cassese (Lehigh), Dave Pietramala (Johns Hopkins) and Jeff Tambroni (Penn State) to analyze. And for fans and media, too.
Sam Bradman (Salisbury) (Canton) earned Most Valuble Player honors with five goals and one assist to lead Team STX to a 12-10 win over Maverik United in an LXM Pro Tour game Saturday in Elverta, Calif., about 15 miles north of Sacramento.
Lacrosse’s latest crossover athlete is Rob Pannell, who has signed on as the newest member of Team Wheaties. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Pannell joins NFL star Adrian Peterson and a Team Wheaties roster of other athletes that includes speed skaters, snowboarders, extreme athletes, a blade runner and a para-swimmer.
Rob Pannell, who just so happened to sign an endorsement deal with Wheaties this week, anchors the Team USA White attack. Eric Law is the finisher of the group that also includes Marcus Holman and big shooters Garret Thul and Drew Westervelt.
Syracuse hosts its annual Cuse Play Day on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Lampe Athletics Complex. The Orange will compete in seven contests against six other local Central New York schools, including Colgate, Cornell, Albany, Niagara, Canisuis and Cortland. Each game will last 25 minutes with a running clock and no timeouts.
US Lacrosse today announced the final rules revisions for the 2014 US Lacrosse boys’ youth lacrosse rules. The 2014 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced its boys’ lacrosse rules for the 2013-2014 season in August, which are written with the guidance of US Lacrosse.
The U.S. men's national training team, named after three days worth of tryouts over Labor Day weekend in early September, will take the field for the first time since then at this weekend's Play for Parkinson's fall ball event at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va.
During three weekends in October, the Rochester Knighthawks mascot will get the rare opportunity to hang out with some of his feathered friends. R. Thunder will represent the back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champions at the Seneca Park Zoo during the annual ZooBoo celebration. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3626#sthash.9NeraOz7.dpuf
Moved from midfield to attack for his sophomore season at the University at Albany, Thompson exploded in 2013 with one of the most prolific displays of offense since John Grant Jr. played at Delaware in the late 1990s.
Junior defender Alexa Radziewicz of CBA announced that she's made a verbal commitment to play for head coach Gary Gait and the Orange women starting in the fall of 2015. She will join a program that includes several CBA products including Taylor Gait (the coach's daughter), Caroline Webster, Katie Webster and most recently, freshman Taylor Poplawski, the Post-Standard and Syracuse.com's Co-Player of the Year.
In the spirt of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, which calls its teams the Engineers, do the math. RPI coach Leslie Delano has an almost five-month old daughter sitting at home. On May 11, RPI, which had never even reached an NCAA tournament when Gettysburg won it all in 2011, shocked Gettysburg in the NCAA second round. One day later, on Mother’s Day, RPI nearly did it again before falling to Middlebury in the quarterfinals.
Celebrating its seventh year of bringing the nation’s top middle and high school lacrosse players together for a three-day event of competition and camaraderie, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic will be held on June 30 – July 3, 2014 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
It’s that time of year again when the National Federation of State High School Associations (which somehow goes by the acronym NFHS) publishes its rule changes for the coming spring. After doing little last year, the NFHS has made some major changes that drastically will affect the way high school lacrosse is going to be played in 2014.
Admission is free for all fans to see the first time the Great Danes take the field for a game in the fall ball season. UAlbany will play next weekend in the Yale Scrimmage, taking on tournament host Yale and Quinnipiac.
It's going to take a while for Butch West to get used to this. After 40 years of officiating, he and his striped shirt and whistle have been retired. Although Butch earns his living as an attorney in private practice in Baltimore, he somehow found time to work 2,000 games. That's not a typographical error.
The fall ball schedule has been updated on an ongoing basis, but one of the most recent changes deserves a special note. Because of the budget stalemate in Congress, the Defense Department has temporarily suspended sports competition at the service academies. Therefore, the Air Force men's lacrosse team will not be participating in the Play for Parkinson's event at Episcopal School (Alexandria, VA) this weekend.
For the first time in the history of the Bowhunter Cup, the exhibition game will be played at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations, as the Iroquois Nationals host USIL's Developmental Team. The game, which is being presented by Arrow Express Sports, is set for Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. General admission tickets are $10 at the door.
US Lacrosse today opened registration for the US Lacrosse Regional Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited. The national governing body’s 17th annual series of youth lacrosse tournaments will feature boys’ and girls’ U13 and U15 teams competing at four sites in June 2014.
Amy Bokker (Stanford University), Liz Robertshaw (Boston University) and Jess Wilk Strosberg (University of Virginia) have been named assistant coaches for a second time. Wendy Stone (Niagara University) returns for a third stint as team manager, and Jessica Pausewang (Fresno State University) will serve as assistant manager.
Nine newcomers, including three transfers, one walk-on and five members of the BU club team, will join the initial 34 members of the inaugural recruiting class to complete the Terriers’ 42-man roster. Among the club players are three seniors and two juniors who will provide leadership to the squad’s 32 true freshmen.
“I choose to attend Cornell University for a variety of reasons. When I first stepped on campus, it immediately felt like a perfect fit. The balance between the elite academics and the excellent lacrosse program instantly gained my interest. Under Coach (Ben) DeLuca’s lead, I am confident I will prosper not only as a lacrosse player, but also as an individual.”
Being an official means upholding an ethical code. We are expected to act in a professional manner, know the rules and oversee a fair and safe contest. Here are Codes of Ethics from a variety of organizations that you will be associated with in the world of lacrosse.
Harrison and Woodson, formerly teammates on the Los Angeles Riptide and the LXM Pro Tour, will be joined by some of the brightest stars of lacrosse, including Jovan Miller (CBA-Syracuse), former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas and Sam Bradman (Canton) (Salisbury).
The questions were plenty about Johnny Powless when the Rochester Knighthawks made him the No. 5 overall pick in the National Lacrosse League’s 2011 entry draft. But 48 goals, 91 points and 2 NLL championships later, the answer is obvious: Powless is the real deal.
Veteran lacrosse writer Dave Rahme took in last Wednesday's Syracuse practice for IL's Fall All-Access series. Check out an up close look at the Orange this fall. Check out the other Fall All-Access pieces here.
The [Canadian National Team] tryout camp will be staged at Canisius College from Oct. 11 to 14. Randy Mearns, the Canisius head coach and current radio commentator for the Buffalo Bandits, will oversee the camp.
. . . And that’s precisely why Billy was awful when it came to warm-ups. He kept stinging the corners and picking the spots while the goalies grew increasingly frustrated or had their confidence eroded as they did everything right but gave up goals to Billy’s placement-perfect snipes.
The attention of Syracuse men's lacrosse fans will naturally be focused on the faceoff spot until the regular-season begins. So it was impossible to miss the virtual stranger taking faceoffs during the Orange's two scrimmage at Cortland State on Sunday. John Desko even needed a reminder of exactly who he had taking faceoffs.
In a fall ball matchup pitting the Syracuse Orange lacrosse team against the Iroquois Nationals, the Orange defeated to Iroquois 14-11. Check out these exclusive fall ball highlights, featuring some of the top players in college lacrosse and the international stage, with Lax.com!
On Saturday June 15, a team of Union College lacrosse/football alumni competed in the Second Annual Cradle for a Cause Charity Lacrosse Tournament held in Wellesley, MA. A total of 14 teams participated in the tournament, which brought in over $9,000 for various charities. The tournament consisted of current and former collegiate lacrosse players from NCAA Divisions I, II, & III.
After several years of development and collaboration with professionals in martial arts, gymnastics and other contact sports, US Lacrosse has developed the course to help reduce the number of injuries resulting from illegal and hard hits by teaching proper technique to deliver and receive contact in men’s and boys’ lacrosse.
This past weekend saw an incredible set of scrimmages featuring two college teams — Siena College and Syracuse University — and two international men's team — the Iroquois Nationals and Team Israel — and taking place at Cortland Stadium in Upstate New York.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has announced the 51 players selected to vie for a spot on the Canadian National Men's Field Lacrosse Team. Team Canada will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. The selection camp will be held from October 11 -14, 2013 on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.