The Orange men's lacrosse team opened its fall season with a pair of exhibition victories Sunday, Sept. 29 at Cortland Stadium. Syracuse defeated Team Israel, 12-3, in its opening game and followed it up with a 14-11 victory against the Iroquois Nationals.
Syracuse freshman Jordan Evans was raised in upstate New York and, like many young lacrosse fans from the area, attended Orange men's lacrosse home games at the Carrier Dome. He sat in those bleachers under the filtered white light of the dome as early as first grade, when he started playing the sport.
. . . You see, Mike Recor never expressed any interest in coming to Oswego, not even for a recruiting visit. I probably wrote about five or six letters to members of ES-M’s Class of ’05, but Mike Brewster was the only one to return any interest, and I was happy to hear back from him.
Lacrosse is a fast-paced, hard-hitting sport that is growing in popularity across the country, but for Native Americans in Central New York the game is about peace and tradition. Lacrosse, which is known as a the Creator's game, is a tradition of the Haudenosaunee, which includes the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora nations.
Randy Hall found his lacrosse stick in a Syracuse thrift store. There were three of them, all wooden, thrown onto a shelf. Hall picked one up. He could tell by the craftmanship that it probably dated from the 1940s. He rolled it in around his hands, then checked on the price. Three dollars. Hall bought all three. One is now his favorite stick.
"When I saw them," he said, "I thought: 'I have to rescue them.'"
Settling for “this is where most of the kids in our town play,” or “this club has the best reputation around here,” is too shallow when the right club can bootstrap a player’s game to give them a leg up on the next level. Here are 10 things parents and players should consider before choosing a select club:
The incoming class includes Kevin Glueckert (Bethpage, N.Y. / Univ. of Albany), Keith Jefferson (Riverhead, N.Y. / Riverhead), Joe Kelley (Syracuse, N.Y. / Christian Brothers Academy), Nathan Korutz (Johnson City, N.Y. / Johnson City), Erik Larson (Loudon County, Va. / Loudon County), Chris Lopez (Farmingdale, N.Y. / Farmingdale), Richie Morris (Farmingdale, N.Y. / Farmingdale), Rico Pasamba (Paramus, N.J. / Paramus Catholic), Daniel Speicher (Seaford, N.Y. / Seaford) and Nick Wilcox (Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg). They will join returning All-East Coast Conference Honorable Mention selections Jesse Wood (Binghamton, N.Y. / Seton Catholic Central) and Danny Chillianis (Bethpage, N.Y. / Bethpage) and the rest of a Mavericks team that finished 11-4 last season, placing third in the ECC.
The Outlaws on Friday announced that they have promoted B.J. O’Hara as the team’s Head Coach after Jim Stagnitta stepped down from the position. O’Hara will enter his 11th MLL season in 2014 and his 38th overall as a lacrosse coach. O’Hara has posted a career coaching record of 231-170 (.576 pct.) through his first 37 years of coaching.
Arcadia University announced today that Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse), 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Coach of the Year, is the University's new head men's lacrosse coach. Stagnitta begins his appointment on Oct. 7.
The hazing incident that resulted in the Cornell men's lacrosse team being temporarily suspended and cancelling two Fall exhibition games did not include any criminal complaints, arrests, injuries or hospitalized players, according to police and Cornell athletic director Andy Noel.
Some of the world's best lacrosse players will return to Montreal again this year, this time for an international exhibition between Team Canada and the Iroquois Nationals at Bell Centre on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game go on sale at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 and can be purchased here.
The Rochester Knighthawks unveiled their logo today to commemorate the team’s 20th season of professional lacrosse. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Knighthawks will pay homage to former great players and memorable teams.
Founded and run by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the NFL Players Association, Native Vision is an unprecedented sports and life skills initiative which reaches 1,500 American Indian children annually through an intensive summer camp and after-school programming.
The Medicine Game shares the journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to play lacrosse for Syracuse University. In their darkest hour, with their dreams crumbling around them, the boys look to family and Native teachings for guidance. It is their search for identity that transitions a playful coming of age story to an important study of modern Native American life. (1:26:46)
The Iroquois Nationals and Israel National teams will face-off against each other Saturday night at SUNY Cortland, and will then turn around to meet both Syracuse University and Siena College on Sunday in what will be an important weekend for all teams involved in the two-day affair.
Pannell got it done on the game's biggest stage, with the biggest spotlight of any player nominated. Forgoing graduation to come back for an extra year showed his commitment to the Big Red. Pannell missing the 2012 season only adds to his case for this 2013 honor, proving that his value to the Cornell team was second-to-none. Pannell led Cornell to the Final Four with gaudy but balanced numbers and standout playoff performances.
Alf Jacques will demonstrate his work Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Lacrosse Expo at Onondaga Lake Park, in Liverpool. The event also includes wooden-stick exhibition games, clinics by players from the Iroquois Nationals and Onondaga Redhawks lacrosse teams, Native arts and crafts, entertainment and food and apparel vendors. The expo is sponsored by Syracuse University, the Onondaga Historical Association and Skanoñh – Great Law of Peace Center.
G – Nathaniel Austin (Glens Falls) was a 3 year varsity starter for Glens Falls. He helped led the team to 3 Sectional Championships. Throughout his career he improved his saves and clears by 30%. Nate was a team leader and was a team captain his senior year.
The USILA notified Division I ADs and coaches by email Wednesday afternoon that they'd reached a limited interim agreement with the Collegiate Officials Committee (COC) that is effective immediately and expires Nov. 1, 2013.
The NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament will expand to 18 teams beginning with the spring 2014 season with a pair of play-in games, men's lacrosse championships committee chair Jim Siedliski confirmed on Wednesday.
The attack position is synonymous with scoring. But Owen Smith realizes there’s more to the position than that. Much more. “I’m most proud of my 44 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers last season,” said the senior at Ridgewood High School (N.J.).
"We decided to make the film in 2006 because we felt that the relationship between lacrosse and contemporary Native American life was something that needed to be explored. This film was always about the characters first and foremost, but having the sport of lacrosse infused in the story really makes a unique film, and draws upon an even wider audience that we could not have reached without lacrosse."
The American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA) today announced that the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY, will host a regional qualifying event on November 30 and December 1 for the inaugural IMG Nationals Indoor Championship. U15, U17 and U19 indoor lacrosse teams from the greater Buffalo area will be going head-to-head to determine which team will move on to the IMG Nationals Indoor Championship in Philadelphia, PA, on Jan. 10 – 12 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Success in life is all about finding an opportunity, and then pushing that chance to the limit with honest dedication and passion. Shortcuts and divergent paths are always present, and staying on the straight and narrow is a constant battle in our society. Keeping your sights set on the bigger picture is easier said than done, but it’s still the best way that I know to make good on your lot in life.
In the first of two fall tournament for women's lacrosse, the Big Red will host its Big Red Bonanza and welcome Colgate and Syracuse to Schoellkopf Field on Sept. 29. The team will also be holding its first "Sticks and Kicks Drive" to benefit the Fields of Growth Organization.
The remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal - to beat the odds and play lacrosse for Syracuse University. Facing daunting obstacles and crumbling dreams, they turn to family and their Native teachings for guidance and stability. Over six years, _The Medicine Game_ follows their coming of age story to one of a study of modern Native American life.
"The Medicine Game," a new documentary by Syracuse filmmakers Lukas Korver and Jason Halpin, premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WCNY World. Time Warner Cable customers in Central New York can see it on channel 1272.
High school defensemen who have that combination often find themselves playing at the next level. The latest example: Isaac Swartzman. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Class of 2015 standout from McQuaid Jesuit High School (N.Y.) has outstanding footwork and is a strong on-the-ball defender. Couple those attributes with his ideal size, and you have a future Division I player. For Schwartzman, that future will be at the Air Force Academy.
Announcing the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse, a Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) member since 1987 and Blue Division Team since 1990 with USA, Australia, Canada, and England; is hosting their first annual International Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament on September 28 & 29, 2013 on the campus of Cortland State University, Cortland, New York.
To capture a glimpse of the astonishing history behind the Native American game of lacrosse, as well as many other traditional Native American games, art forms, stories and practices, the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County is pleased to welcome the community to a "Celebration of Native American Traditions." The celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Marina & Conference Center, at 30 Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk.
Syracuse sophomore Kayla Treanor has been added to the U.S. women's lacrosse roster for the upcoming Stars and Stripes weekend. The event takes place on Oct. 12 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. and Oct. 13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
It's an annual tradition at Inside Lacrosse, and we're happy to bring the Sixth Annual Laxies — where the fans get to share their voice on the best of the best in lacrosse in the sport's premier fan-driven awards. The voting starts now for the 2013 edition, and your votes will be tallied up and revealed in the December issue of Inside Lacrosse.
The 2014 men's NCAA Division III tournament will feature 30 programs, a one-team increase over last year's bracket, according to Rob Randall, Nazareth's head coach and the chair of the selection committee this spring.
US Lacrosse has named Virginia Beach, Va., as host city for the 2014 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports. The Princess Anne Athletic Complex and Stadium will be the host site for the event, May 7-10, 2014.
In the mid-to-late 90’s I came upon a revelation that I hadn’t really zeroed in on before that time – that good hockey players often made pretty good lacrosse players . . . Enter Scott Ferguson ‘04, a hockey/lacrosse recruit from Connetquot High School on Long Island. His grades were a bit low for Admissions, but he had earned All-Suffolk County honors as a junior, and I was willing to label him as a “special admit” candidate. Oswego State coaches didn’t necessarily have a set quota of special admit picks, but we were able to submit a couple of candidates and see if we could convince our Admissions Office to let them in.
Description: On September 12, 2013, the Department of Athletics and Physical Education received information informing them that the new members of the men’s varsity lacrosse team were being hazed by the upperclass members of the team. The investigation revealed . . .
. . . Scott Meehan was promoted to offensive coordinator . . . A native of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Meehan lettered in lacrosse, basketball and soccer at Manlius-Pebble Hill School where he helped lead the soccer team to a pair of sectional championships. He was a captain of all three sports and a three-time lacrosse team MVP, as well as a two-time first team all-league pick in lacrosse and a first team all-league selection in soccer.
The two-day event will take place September 28th-29th on the South End of Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, New York, just outside Syracuse. The event will feature a variety of attractions with the main events being a variety of exhibition games played by Haudenosaunee men. All the players will play with wooden lacrosse sticks and traditional leather balls. Over the course of the two-day event, there will also be: youth Clinics hosted by the Onondaga Redhawks and the Iroquois Nationals, a Stick Making Demo by Alf Jacques, and Social Dancing.
Info: Iroquois, Israel, Syracuse Exhibition Games @ SUNY Cortland 9/28 & 9/29
Could Princeton and Johns Hopkins have made it to the NCAA tournament in 2013? If some policy changes that the NCAA announced this week are adopted, lacrosse could see an expansion of its tournament field for the first time since moving from 12 to 16 teams in 2003.
Although the Rochester Knighthawks had only four picks in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, and did not make their first selection until the third round, they managed to make league history.
In the roughly 24 hours since Cornell Athletics Director Andy Noel released a statement regarding an investigation into a hazing incident surrounding the Big Red men's lacrosse team, sources have approached IL to provide more context to the situation.
The Syracuse Orange will scrimmage the Iroquois Nationals and the Israel National team Sept. 29 at SUNY Cortland, replacing the Cornell Big Red in the wake of a full-team suspension handed down this week by the Cornell University administration following allegations of hazing by members of the men's lacrosse team.
Hamburg's Max Maxwell:
A two-time high school All-American from western New York… Amassed over 100 goals and 80 assists in his junior and senior seasons at Hamburg… Part of Rochester squad which represented USA in Brogden Cup victory over Canada early in both 2012 and 2013... Scored four goals and added four assists in the two-game sweep last winter.
I had one of my busiest weekends in a long time, but I could also count it as one of the most fun! I’d been waiting for this past weekend to come along and I really couldn’t wait until it got here. On Saturday, I got up pretty early in the morning and headed off to visit my first school!
According to spokesman John Carberry of the Cornell press relations office, the team is being disciplined for alleged “coerced consumption of alcohol by underage freshmen.” Carberry added that more details will be released on the university’s hazing site — hazing.cornell.edu — in the coming days.
Rob Edson graduated from SU and spent 20-plus years at SU as an administrator, but he'd taken quickly to OCC, where he was better able to involve himself in the lives of athletes. At the two-year community college, he was better able to steer athletes toward four-year degrees and bigger futures, more able to help them overcome life's obstacles.
The post-Rob Pannell era at Cornell is off to an inauspicious start. The university on Thursday released a two-paragraph statement announcing that all of the Big Red's fall competitions are canceled after an investigation into a what athletic director Andy Noel said was a "team hazing incident."
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of Onondaga Nation brothers Hiana and Jeremy Thompson, both driven by a single goal--to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Vision Maker Media, the new documentary from Syracuse filmmakers Lukas Korver and Jason Halpin will broadcast nationally on Public Television on September 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The film will air on WCNY World (channel 1272 on Time Warner Cable in the Syracuse area).
While Team USA prepares for its first action since taking home the gold in Oshawa this summer, a trio of its stars - midfielder Sarah Albrecht, defender Gina Oliver and goalkeeper Megan Huether - have decided to retire from the team, exiting the stage as world champions.
Four players have been added to the Team USA roster for the upcoming Stars and Stripes weekend following the announcement of Gina Oliver, Megan Huether and Sarah Albrecht's retirement from the squad. Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings, Kayla Treanor, and Taylor Trimble will play with the U.S. women for the event, which takes place on Oct. 12 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. and Oct. 13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
Western New York will contribute two officials to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships next year as Kevin Curley of Section V and Chris Clark of Section VI have been named to official in the Denver games.
US Lacrosse today announced that 136 schools and civic organizations across 38 states have been selected as 2013 Physical Education and Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified "soft" lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.
If Danny DeSanti had a “What did you do this summer?” assignment when he returned to classes at St. Anthony’s High School (N.Y.) earlier this month, there’s no doubt he had plenty to write about. After all, the longstick midfielder was named MVP of the 2015 all-star game at one of the summer’s previous recruiting events, the Maverik Showtime National Recruiting Spotlight held in July at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
The Astroturf playing surface at Bragman Stadium on the campus of Cicero-North Syracuse High School is 14 years old and past its lifespan. District voters will soon vote on a referendum to replace the turf deemed dangerous by one school official. The $2 million project will be paid for through state funds and a school reserve fund. The school believes that the new artificial grass playing surface can be installed next summer prior to the start of the 2014 football season.
The Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet adopted a policy to specify that the NCAA will pay expenses for all play-in contests in championships and that all teams in the bracket will be considered participants in the championship, including those teams participating in the play-in games.
The US Lacrosse men’s game officials subcommittee and the US Lacrosse tryout selection committee selected the five officials who will represent the United States in the Blue Division and nine officials who are potential Red Division officials for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Denver, Colo., July 10-19, 2014.
US Lacrosse has opened registration at worldlacrosse2014.com/festivals for boys' and men's teams to compete in the 2014 World Lacrosse Festivals, set for July 10-19 in Denver. The festivals run alongside the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championships, also hosted by US Lacrosse at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Paul Dawson will headline the Rochester Knighthawks first anti-bullying program of the season on Saturday, September 21st at Camp Dittmer in Phelps, NY. Camp Dittmer is hosting the 2013 Iroquois Trail Council Fall Jamborall Celebration. Dawson will be presenting to over 300 Boy Scouts, speaking about the importance of recognizing and eliminating bullying.
A while back, my brother was thumbing through an old copy of Rolling Stone's special collector's edition "The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs," and he noticed something familiar sitting next to my favorite Beatle, lead guitarist and gifted songwriter George Harrison.
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has named Rob Cross as the Saints' offensive coordinator and assistant coach. Cross joins the Saints following a two-year appointment in a similar position at the University of Delaware.
"I am extremely pleased to welcome Joe Thon to our men's lacrosse team at Albright College," said Lions head coach Jake Plunket. "After seeing his impressive background as a player and intelligence on the defensive side of the ball, I know he'd be a perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish at Albright."
From 2008-2013, Thon was an assistant varsity coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester. He was named the 2010 Assistant Coach of the Year by the Greater Rochester Area League. He also coached a Rochester Fire U-17 club team.
The ProjectSpark Foundation, an Arlington, VA based organization focused on raising funds to battle Parkinson’s disease, is proud to announce that the fourth annual Play for Parkinson’s Lacrosse Series will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2013. The event will again be held at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and will feature 11 of the country’s most prominent NCAA men’s and women’s programs and the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Following a successful Capital Challenge Showcase this July, United Lacrosse returns to University at Albany this fall with their Capital Clash team tournament. The club and high school team tournament will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17, featuring players in the Classes of 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks added four players tonight to help in their bid for a third straight championship. The Knighthawks drafted Mark White, Taylor Northway, Zac Reid and Brandon Styres in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft in Oakville, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3583#sthash.7qusTDeE.dpuf
The Rochester Knighthawks’ first overall selection in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft found a mentor in one of the most decorated players in the league history. Mark White has been a lifelong friend of Rochester forward Dan Dawson, and over the past two years, Dawson has helped prepare White for his chance to become a professional lacrosse player.
The Buffalo Bandits have selected five players in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft, also making trades to acquire forward Joe Resetarits from the Calgary Roughnecks as well as Mitch Jones from the Vancouver Stealth.
Siena Men's Lacrosse will be hosting a four-team scrimmage, youth clinic and fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Siena Turf Field. The men's lacrosse teams from Colgate University, Skidmore College and Western New England University will join the Saints in the cause.
The class of 2017 includes three high school All-Americans and numerous All-State and All-Conference honorees. Ten freshmen hail from the state of New York, with Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (1), Ontario (1) and Virginia (1) also represented in this year’s group of newcomers.
The 2013 NLL Entry Draft took place at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario and was broadcast live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network. The Minnesota Swarm selected Logan Schuss from Ohio State University with the first overall pick before 54 more players heard their names called as the next crop of potential future NLL stars.
The Bandits turned their initial second-round draft pick (the 10th pick overall) in Monday's National Lacrosse League draft into Joe Resetarits, who went sixth overall to Calgary in 2012. Each side gave up a second-round draft choice in the swap as well.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks added four players tonight to help in their bid for a third straight championship. The Knighthawks drafted Mark White, Taylor Northway, Zac Reid and Brandon Styres in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft in Oakville, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3583#sthash.mSxFxCGa.dpuf
Block comes to Vermont after spending four years as a defender at Syracuse, where she helped lead the Orange to a Big East Championship and the national title game in 2012. Block was a two-time IWLCA Division I All-American, and was also named the IWLCA Defender of the Year her senior season. She also collected Big East Defender of the Year and Synapse Sports Defender of the Year honors that same season. A two-time Big East First Team All-Conference selection, Block was also nominated for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award in 2013, and was on the U.S. National Senior Team roster from 2012-14. Block earned a bachelor's degree in health and exercise sciences from the Syracuse School of Education this past year.
In the U.S. Men's National Team's first on-field action since naming its 52-player training roster earlier this month, the team will participate in the Play for Parkinson's event on Oct. 5 in Alexandria, Va.
Among many in National Lacrosse League circles it’s considered a particularly vile word. More offensive than any four-letter-friend-getter you can think of, this three-syllable word causes anger, angst and animosity among league faithful. Expansion. There. I said it. Having covered this league for 12 years, I’m as familiar with the NLL’s woeful expansion track record as anyone. I understand the reluctance for many to even discuss the subject.
The 2013 NLL Entry Draft on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. ET at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario is almost here. Doors open at 6 p.m. for fans while the Draft will also be broadcast live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network. The Minnesota Swarm currently hold the first overall selection while the current order of selection for the entire six-round draft is listed below.
Young fans grabbed lacrosse sticks, basketballs and footballs and stood side-by-side with their on-field SU heroes, while others received autographs from the likes of Jim Boeheim and Leo Rautins at the fifth annual Syracuse Legends and Stars day at Manley Field House on Sunday.
Rob Edson, the athletic director at Onondaga Community College, died suddenly this weekend. He died of a suspected heart attack while mowing his lawn Saturday. He was 45. Edson has been OCC's athletic director since 2011. He spent more than 20 years at Syracuse, working his way from intern to senior associate director of athletics for administration and chief financial officer. He graduated from Syracuse in 1990.
OK – Jason Hawthorne didn’t quite match Dan Bartlett ‘96’s season or career point totals, but he didn’t miss by much. Bart, as I told you last week, scored 137 career points, highlighted by three consecutive 42-point seasons. All Hawthorne did was put up the following numbers: freshman year: 15-5-20 pts, sophomore year: 12-21-33 pts, junior year: 22-12-34 pts, and senior year: 15-24-39 pts. Career total: 126 points. Not too shabby . . .
Iroquois Nationals head coach Steve Beville said this weekend's tryout on Six Nations was important for the continued development of the program and that it provided an opportunity to see a few of the players coaches think could be key contributors in years to come.
The Raiders meet the host Saints in the Division I game, set for Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. Division III foes Skidmore and Western New England play the second game at noon, followed by a consolation game at 2 and the championship contest at 4.
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has acquired two second-round draft picks in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft from the Philadelphia Wings in exchange for forward Luke Wiles.
The Iroquois Nationals held a tryout Saturday afternoon at the Six Nations community lacrosse fields adjacent to the Gaylord Powless Arena, giving the organization's coaching staff a chance to evaluate some of the players who could potentially help fill out the roster for the 2014 team that will compete at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver next July.
A two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year selection, [Jack] Emmer registered eight unbeaten Patriot League seasons and posted six wins against Navy. Emmer was chosen to coach in the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game in 1992 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005.
The Six Nations Chiefs rode a seven-point performance from Cody Jamieson to take an 8-5 win on Friday night and clinch their first Mann Cup championship since 1996, taking the best of seven series 4-2 over the Victoria Shamrocks.
Patrick Hart, the new head coach of the men’s lacrosse team, graduated as a student-athlete from College of the Holy Cross in 2005, and spent two years as an assistant coach there. He then spent the next few years as the assistant coach at Amherst College.
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I’m looking forward to a few things related to the Syracuse Orange. First, how quickly can some of the highly-touted freshman make an impact on this team? I suspect Jordan Evans, even if he doesn’t fill the big empty shoes left by JoJo Marasco, to have an immediate impact at the midfield, though he could get a look at attack too. But he’s not the only guy who comes in with the ability to make a difference from day one.
Knight Vision, the expanded multi-media arm of the Army Athletic Association, will broadcast Friday's Army Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, live from Eisenhower Hall, free of charge. The show is expected to start around 7:30 p.m.
Jack Emmer led Army to nine Patriot League Championships and eight NCAA appearances, twice advancing to the second round. A two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year selection, Emmer registered eight unbeaten Patriot League seasons and posted six wins against Navy. Emmer was chosen to coach in the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game in 1992 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005.
With Team USA's training team selected, the other teams are beginning to take shape as well as we push on towards the FIL World Championships next summer in Denver. One of the teams that everybody in the world is paying attention to – both for the skill level and potential it has and for the fact that it was held out of the 2010 games in Manchester after some passport issues and political fumblings – is the Iroquois Nationals.
Inside Lacrosse will be on hand for the tryouts, which will be overseen by Steve Beville, who will coach the Iroquois Nationals next summer after guiding the U-19 Iroquois team to the bronze medal at the 2012 U-19 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Here are a few important items to watch this weekend.
“I chose Lemoyne because of the great academics along with the great opportunity to compete for a Championship each year. I also believe Coach (Dan) Sheehan and his coaching staff do a great job and get the best out of their players.”
The Cornell men's lacrosse program will host a Fall Prospect Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The clinic is open to all high school boys (ages 13-17) in the graduating classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse program began its fall ball season last week. Check out interviews with head coach Stephanie Allen as well as captains Erica Foley, Alex Fisher and Angela Vespa. The Bearcats welcomed 11 newcomers to the program in late August.
As a student-athlete, Zach Reed '15 has cultivated essential leadership skills playing for Hobart lacrosse. Over the summer, Reed built upon those very talents when he gained valuable experience as an intern for the professional lacrosse team, the Rochester Rattlers.
Big news off the West coast today as StringKing Lacrosse announced Rob Pannell has officially joined the StringKing Pro Team. While professional players joining-up with mesh companies isn’t necessarily a new thing, the progression of this relationship is pretty unique and a great story by itself. We were able to speak with Kevin Clopeck of StringKing Lacrosse to find out a little more about their relationship with Rob and how he joined the StringKing team.
"I still think lacrosse has a lot of momentum going for it," said Hayes, who was also selected as LM's 2012 Person of the Year for his efforts to move the sport closer to the Olympic stage. "The IOC understands that we have a hot sport that also has a lot of T.V. appeal."
US Lacrosse has announced that ESPN will carry the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship across its networks. As many as 40 nations are expected to participate in the event which takes place from July 10-19, 2014, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver and will be hosted by US Lacrosse.
When Riley and Eli Lasda (Ithaca) play for UAlbany this spring, they will do so as members of the Latvian National Team. This past summer, the Lasda brothers went to Latvia to tryout for the National Team. They learned of their connection to Latvia through their father.
Jacksonville University head men’s lacrosse coach Guy Van Arsdale has announced the addition of David Streeten (Corning East) to his staff. Streeten will begin his first year at JU after spending time coaching at Greensboro College, Queens University of Charlotte and Elmira College.
Next year, the MLL All Stars will host US Lacrosse and Team USA as they prepare for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver, Colo., starting July 10.
Fresh off of winning the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team will return to the field for the first time on Oct. 12-13 in Annapolis and Towson, Md. Over the eighth annual Stars & Stripes weekend, Team USA will face four college teams who earned NCAA tournament bids in 2012—Georgetown, Navy, Stanford and Towson.
The clinic is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors between the ages of 13 and 18. It will be run just like a Cornell practice, building from stick work to small drills and finishing with seven on seven play. Goalie-specific training is also included.
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Brett Queener and BJ O'Hara present Goalie Academies for boys and girls at The Sport Zone at Pine Grove Golf and Fitness.
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We roll out the last of the special custom dyes Lacrosse Unlimited created for Inside Lacrosse's September Recruiting Issue with a look at the wand seen in the hands of our top incoming recruit, Jordan Evans of Jamesville-DeWitt, who enrolled at Syracuse for this fall.
The Class of 2014 continues to grow for St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) when it comes to commitments. The count is now 11 with the latest verbal coming from midfielder Luke Castellano, who decided on SUNY Cortland, a decision first announced when it was made by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider special coverage section.
As a faceoff specialist, Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia) was dominant last season, earning Second Team All-BIG EAST honors. He finished the year ranked fourth in the nation in faceoff win percentage (.622) and ground balls per game (8.40). Nardella has seen action in all 30 games of his RU career.
Alfred State, a dual member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and the NCAA, offers its student athletes 12 sports currently sponsored by the ECAC. With its membership, the Pioneers can take part in ECAC championships for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s track and field and women’s volleyball.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will have four selections in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft, which will take place on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3547#sthash.5nBlMDbd.dpuf
Selected in the first round of the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft (No. 7 overall), Megill appeared in 10 games for Denver, including the semifinal loss to the Charlotte Hounds at Championship Weekend. The young defenseman collected a total of 28 ground balls and contributed an assist during his tenure with the Outlaws.
Thousands of people of all ages are expected to converge at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, for the first annual Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Lacrosse Expo, Sept. 28-29. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the park’s multipurpose fields, near the main entrance on Onondaga Lake Parkway.
US Lacrosse today opened registration at uslacrosse.org for the 2014 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. Lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and sports medicine/fitness professionals can register for the sport's largest professional development and networking event, set for Jan. 10-12 in Philadelphia, for the early-bird rate of $95 through Nov. 30.
Rochester Knighthawks star Cody Jamieson is making a serious case for MVP of the Mann Cup. The back-to-back National Lacrosse League champion has three goals and six assists after just two games to lead the Mann Cup in points. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3545#sthash.cLI6h04j.dpuf
Registration is now open for The Match (www.matchlax.com), a new recruiting showcase/skills clinic that focuses on elite players targeting Division II and III colleges. The event, open to all boys players, will be held on Sunday, October 20th at The Hill School in Pottstown.
Paul Mizer ’85…Greg Peel ’94…Erik White ’96… each a defensive standout and each an Oswego State All-American defenseman. As a former defenseman and usually the coach of all things going on at that end of the field, I thought back in those days that I must be doing something right in getting those players to that level of play and national recognition – but the larger truth was that these three guys already had it going when they arrived on campus. There probably wasn’t much that I could really take credit for. But our first short-stick All-American – Dan Bartlett, All-American midfielder, also in ’96 – I think I can say I had a larger hand in that one.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to meet the 2014 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2013, a group of 16 young men that won Ivy League championships, and one Ivy League tournament championship, while playing in two NCAA Final Fours.
Looking ahead to a new season always involves a certain level of anticipation. That level may be a little higher for Patrick Hart, who has been named the new men's lacrosse coach at Skidmore College. Hart takes over the Thoroughbred program after three years as an assistant at Amherst College. - See more at: http://www.saratogawire.com/article/1470/130909-skidmore-lacrosse-new-coach/#sthash.x3tuYcuN.dpuf
While stationed in Afghanistan as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, the sport of lacrosse has come full circle for Aaron Eleby, a former close defender at the University at Albany in the early 2000s.
Syracuse fans can meet some of their favorite current and past Orange at the fifth annual 'Syracuse Legends and Stars' on Sunday, Sept. 15. The event will take place from 12 – 3 p.m. in the arena at Manley Field House. Syracuse head coaches Jim Boeheim, Scott Shafer, John Desko, Gary Gait and Quentin Hillsman are scheduled to make appearances.
Senior crease attackman, Ryan Fulton, verbally committed this week, to Marywood University located in Scranton, PA where he plans on studying Aviation Management. Isaac Swartzman announced recently that he has made a verbal commitment to follow his brother, Josh to the Air Force Academy after his graduation from McQuaid Jesuit in 2015.
Following a successful Capital Challenge Showcase this July, United Lacrosse returns to University at Albany this fall with their Capital Clash team tournament. The club and high school team tournament will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17, featuring players in the Classes of 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17.
US Lacrosse today named Aurora, Colo., host of the 2014 US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited. The sixth annual championships, which feature as many as 32 boys' and 32 girls' teams from around the country, will take place concurrently July 21-23 at Aurora Sports Park, just east of Denver.
"These 15 guys will help us replace the graduation of one of the most decorated classes in Colgate history as we say goodbye to Peter Baum and Jimmy Queeney," Murphy said. "Eight different states are represented in the class, which shows not only East Coast guys but also the Midwest and the West as we continue to recruit nationally."
“I could not be more thrilled to have Mike and Ethan joining our coaching staff at Marist,” Wilkinson said. “These are two individuals that I had targeted immediately to join us because of their tremendous work ethic and competitive drive. They will both be tremendous fits here and I know that they are excited to help us as we continue to build a great lacrosse program here at Marist.”
Melissa Pearsall is the fifth head coach in Siena Women's Lacrosse history. The Cortland, N.Y. native joins the Saints following a three-year stint as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Colgate University.
Syracuse's 2013-14 men's lacrosse signing class has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. The top 20 men's classes for the upcoming season are featured in Inside Lacrosse's annual recruiting issue available now. This year's crop of rookies features 16 incoming players, including seven listed among Inside Lacrosse's "Power 100."
Chris Daley, Defense, 6-2, 210, Kennesaw, Ga., Harrison HS, Onondaga CC
Prior to Rutgers: Played two seasons at Onondaga CC, winning the NJCAA National Championship both years, going 37-0 … member of the Onondaga team that broke the all-time record for lacrosse at all levels in 2013 with 70 consecutive wins … first lacrosse player from Georgia to play at Onondaga, Rutgers, or an established Division I lacrosse program
What were the reasons behind your verbal commitment?
There was so much to like about Syracuse. First of all, the school has so many resources and opportunities besides lacrosse. I really liked Coach Desko and Coach Rogers, and combined with the opportunity to play against the very best, and the tradition at Syracuse is what led me to my decision.
The action was fast and furious all weekend at Goucher College, and Lax.com and iLacrosseTV had cameras rolling as nearly 100 of the best players in the world battled for a chance to make the 52-man training roster, announced on Tuesday. Check out what their cameras caught on Friday and Saturday during the key sessions for the hopefuls.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold their annual Open Tryouts from Friday, October 18th through Saturday, October 19th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario. The tryouts have been a valuable tool for the back-to-back World Champions, producing three players on the 2013 Championship team.
US Lacrosse today launched a redesigned website at USLacrosse.org. The online home of lacrosse's national governing body was used in the last 12 months by 1.4 million unique visitors, including the organization's 410,000 members, for educational content, rules, membership benefits and more information about the nation's fastest-growing sport.
Inspiring participation is central to the US Lacrosse mission, and perhaps no program offered by the national governing body does a better job of making that happen than the soft-stick lacrosse initiative.
On the first day of his senior year at Loyola University Maryland, men’s lacrosse defender Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was the only current college player selected as one of 52 who will form the United States Men’s National Team training roster for next summer’s World Cup.
The new and improved stadium will now be home to the football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey, track and field, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse teams. All of the players are very eager to take that first step on the field.
Some great lacrosse played out at Goucher College during Labor Day Weekend as Team USA held tryouts for the team that will participate in the 2014 FIL World Games. Check out some of the highlights, courtesy of iLacrosseTelevision.
The National Lacrosse League has released the Buffalo Bandits schedule for the 2014 NLL regular season. The 2014 NLL season will mark the first in which teams will play an 18 game schedule. The Bandits will open their season when they host the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, Dec. 28 at First Niagara Center.
"I mean this sincerely, I've been involved in lacrosse for over 40 years and it was emotional for me to watch this, from the opening meeting to the closing meeting. I wish every young lacrosse player in the country would have been able to see not only the level of play, but the leadership and the camaraderie and the competition. "
"I am extremely excited to welcome Jill to Niagara and our lacrosse family," Stone said. "She was an integral part of the Hofstra University Women's Lacrosse program for the past four years, and our program will benefit tremendously from her experience. Jill brings with her not only a deep understanding and extensive knowledge of the game, but also tremendous experience coaching with the Lady Roc Lacrosse Elite Travel Team and at camps throughout New York State."
The National Lacrosse League has announced the schedule for the 2014 NLL regular season. As the 28th season of professional indoor lacrosse, the new 81-game schedule has expanded from 16 to 18 games per team this year and will open on Saturday, Dec. 28 with three Face Off 2014 games.
“Syracuse has a lot to offer both academically and through its athletic programs. It has a great lacrosse tradition and a strong commitment to the program. Ever since I was a kid, Syracuse has always been my dream. When my cousin Rob Welsh committed as a football player, my passion to play lacrosse there only grew.”
These players will train with Team USA at a series of fall and winter events, culminating with Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, where they will vie for 23 spots on the final world championships roster. The annual event will once again be hosted Jan. 24-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
. . . As I return to midfield, I remind the benches that Blue’s penalty is released and White will be a man-down on the faceoff with 15 seconds remaining in its penalty time. “No, it is not!” exclaims White’s coach, explaining “Penalties don’t release when both teams have a player in the box!”
The culture of women’s lacrosse, in my opinion, has become one that favors the attack. Without saying that I agree, or disagree with this, I do believe that players need to understand that change and adjust to it. It starts with what I believe is an obvious truth: Defensive players have to work a lot harder to really shine than do attack players.
“I want to thank Amanda for all the work she contributed to women’s lacrosse at Morrisville State,” Athletic Director Greg Carroll said. “Under her direction the program has grown and prospered. The Mustangs are well positioned to move from being a dominant force in the North East Athletic Conference to a true contender throughout Division III.”
See the lists at the links below, which can also be found in the right-hand column on the home page. A limited number of tournaments and games have been announced thus far, and the Fall Ball pages will be updated regularly as new information is received.
Since we first reported on July 25 on our Lacrosse Insider section that Smithtown East (N.Y.) faceoff specialist Gerard Arceri had become Penn State’s first 2016 tristate verbal, the Nittany Lions have been on a roll when it come to landing verbals from sophomores in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse.
Sunday morning was the final session of tryouts for the 2014 U.S. men's team, the last chance for those bubble guys to impress the evaluators enough to make the 46-man roster that will be announced on Tuesday.
Lacrosse is a rough and physically demanding sport. But when Donald James Ware Whelley, 21, a Clarkson University sophomore and defenseman for the university’s lacrosse team, found himself having to get facial reconstructive surgery for a broken upper jaw, orbital fracture and facial cuts, his father, fighting back tears, said he never imagined his son’s worst injuries would come off the field.
While it's commonly held that getting your hands on an a true hand-made Iroquois lacrosse stick — box or field — is an incredibly difficult task, Mohawk Lacrosse on Akwesasne (located between the US and Canada, straddling the St. Lawrence River) is still going strong these days and continues to produce high-quality wooden sticks.
After Saturday's second session was complete, a couple players commented on the collection of talent in the player pool. "I've never seen so many goalies playing out of their minds," Brett Queener said as he came off the field. Kevin Leveille said it's tough to know where you stand individually when you're competing among such a skilled and accomplished group of players.
I caught up with coach Richie Meade after the session and, while he said he wouldn't talk about specific players until after the try-outs were complete (noting also that he's not really even talking to the players themselves that much, instead communicating through each team's coaches), he was pleased with the way intensity ratcheted up Saturday after a “travel day” on Friday.
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At Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario, the home of the Six Nations Chiefs, box lacrosse champions of eastern Canada, a photograph from 1931 hangs on the wall. Gazing ahead resolutely and gripping a lacrosse stick is a handsome dark-haired Mohawk man with a bandage over his right brow.