December 2014
Wednesday December 31, 2014 9:30AM
from Monroe CC Athletics
Kristine Olijnyk starred for the Tribunes during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. She was MCC's first two-time All-American and graduated as the program's career leader in goals (99) and points (145). She is still the leader in goals.

from Onondaga CC Athletics
Jaycie and Makenzie may only be 18 and 19 years old, respectively, but make no mistake, their attitudes and perceptions have morphed into something much more refined.

from Onondaga CC Athletics
The climb for nine will begin with three exhibitions as the Lazers welcome NCAA programs, the College at Brockport, Morrisville State and Keuka College to Murphy Field before opening up the regular season against SUNY Delhi at 1 p.m. on the final day of February in what will be the first of five home games to open the season.

from Onondaga CC Athletics
The Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team has announced its 2015 schedule. The Lazers will look to return to the NJCAA National Championship game this season in pursuit of the program's third national championship. Onondaga finished the 2014 campaign as the second-ranked team in the country after falling to defending champion Monroe Community College in the national title game.

from Inside Lacrosse
RIT, Cortland, Union represented on First Team.

from SportsFive.net
Victor Junior midfielder Dan Barrow has announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University after his graduation from Victor High School in 2016.

from Lacrosse Magazine
College lacrosse coaches say they value athletes who play multiple sports over those who specialize exclusively in lacrosse. But do they follow their own advice?

from 3dRising
The Road Warriors feature a collection of players from down south — including a highly-regarded 2018 attackman in Javon Johnson (St. Anne’s Belfield, Va.) — and a mix of players from Upstate New York, including big lefty junior attackman Percy Booth (Lafayette, N.Y.) from Onondaga Nation.

from 3dRising
The Upstate-based SweetLax squad, boasting one of the most impressive collections of committed players seen on the recruiting trail in 2014, routed the FCA Colorado team 18-3. Led by the likes of attackman Jared Bernhardt (Lake Brantley, Fla./Maryland), Cam Horn (Howard S. Billings, Que.) and Matt Gavin (Manhasset, N.Y./Duke) and midfielders Alex Concannon (Syosset, N.Y./Johns Hopkins), Peter Dearth (Ridgefield, Conn./Syracuse), Noah Taylor (Watertown, N.Y./Albany) and Travis Ford (Webster Thomas, N.Y./Fairfield), SweetLax scored early and often in jetting out to a 10-0 lead by halftime.

from Canadian Press
Dan Dawson has seen it all in his 13 seasons in the National Lacrosse League. However, this is uncharted territory for the veteran forward and his Rochester Knighthawks. They became the first team to win three straight Champion's Cup titles earlier this year and now they're ready to begin their pursuit for a fourth straight crown.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Zac Reid has certainly lived his life by the motto of his alma mater, Mercyhurst University. The Latin phrase “Carpe Diem,” which translated means “seize the day,” embodies the effort and work ethic of the newest member of the Rochester Knighthawks. It is what drove Reid to make one of the most coveted rosters in the National Lacrosse League.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team’s Pre-Game Party will again be held in the Lexus Club at First Niagara Center before every home game this season. The party features a buffet that runs from 6 until 7:30 p.m. for all games.
Tuesday December 30, 2014 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
A year after stepping to the forefront of the national stage, Lyle, brother Miles and cousin Ty took the college lacrosse world by storm in 2014, combining to form one of the best attack units of all-time and leading Albany to the NCAA quarterfinals.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Galloway first wore sweats for practical reasons. He was a cold seventh-grader, practicing in the parking lot during the long upstate New York winter. He played well and only went back to shorts once after that, during the Empire State Games. It didn't go well. His team lost.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Onondaga Community College extended the longest winning streak in college men's lacrosse history at any level. The six-time defending NJCAA champion went 17-0 and has 87 consecutive wins dating back to 2010.

from the NLL
The National Lacrosse League today announced an official partnership with Fantasy Feud for the 2015 NLL season. As part of the agreement, Fantasy Feud will serve as the official daily fantasy game of the NLL and will be featured prominently on the league's digital platforms throughout the year.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft will take place in Baltimore at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Below is the current order of picks factoring in recent and past trades.

Note that three teams (Ohio, Boston and Rochester) have forfeited their picks; those forfeited picks are a result of those teams claiming LXM players prior to last season. The players are as follows: Ohio (Kyle Harrison, Erik Krum), Boston (Eric Martin), Rochester (Sam Bradman). Florida has the top two picks in the draft and has five picks in the first three rounds. Rochester also has two picks in the first round, but forfeited its second-round pick after picking up (and subsequently waving) Bradman last season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will usher in their 21st season on Saturday, January 3rd by raising their third straight National Lacrosse League championship banner. Then the team will get down to business as Rochester battles the Toronto Rock at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The 7:30 p.m. contest will be broadcast online on NLL LIVE in the US and on TSN.ca in Canada. The radio broadcast is available on 105.5 The Team and online on theteam.fm.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Haneoye Falls-Lima High School 2017 attack Caitlin Muir has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Suffern 2017 defender/midfielder Alyssa Sanchez has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.
Monday December 29, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
How remote were we?
Pretty darn remote. We had DirectTV and a 1,000-piece picture puzzle to occupy our time, and the nearest lacrosse-playing high school or college was about an hour away.
Where were we? West Virginia? The Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania?
Nope, we were in . . .

from FCA Northeast
We were able to catch up with Cory recently and here is what he had to say:
Sunday December 28, 2014 9:35AM
from the Onondaga Nation
This 1975 documentary on professional lacrosse begins on the Onondaga Nation. Onondaga singers Gordon Peters and Tom Lewis can be seen singing at the annual Green Corn Dance Arts and Crafts Festival. Current Iroquois Nationals spiritual leader, Tracy Shenandoah and Freeman Bucktooth are featured running through the fields with their lacrosse sticks. Freeman is a former Iroquois Nationals player/coach. Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons narrates about the importance of the game to the Haudenosaunee.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niskayuna High School (NY) center midfielder Alissa Franze has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
With a crowd the appeared to be at least half in support of the road team even though it was a home game for Loyola — helped by busloads of purple-clad fans from upstate New York — Lyle Thompson and the Great Danes put on a show.

from SportsFive.net
The Wayne Central Athletic Department is looking for a Modified Coach for next season.

from SportsFive.net
Senior defenseman Alex deNormand has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the Alfred University Saxons after his graduation from Victor High School next spring.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cortland (N.Y.) 2016 midfielder Shea Swartwout has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Niagara University.

from LaxLessons.com
If you were with us on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know one of the big recruiting stories in the offseason in the NY/NJ/CT hotspot, has been the late addition to Syracuse's 2015 recruiting class from one of New Jersey's top attackmen, Alec Orazietti of Watchung Hills.

Before joining the Orange, Orazietti is anxiously awaiting his final varsity season.
Saturday December 27, 2014 9:00AM
from SportsFive.net
Senior defenseman Alex deNormand has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the Alfred University Saxons after his graduation from Victor High School next spring.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
PeeWee - Champion: Rochester Ice (NY), Others competing: Jr Wings, Chiefs, and BBL

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fairport (N.Y.) 2017 midfielder Maddie Howe has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.

from the NLL
At this point, every team in the National Lacrosse League is 0-0 and has the Champion's Cup in sight. By May, of course, we'll be at a different point and the field of title contenders will be whittled down to a select few. The Buffalo Bandits are no different than any of the other 8 NLL teams in that they've got their sights set on winning it all. Through the entry draft and other offseason moves, the Bandits believe they've got what it takes.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Knighthawks Broadcaster Craig Rybczynski chatted with Head Coach Mike Hasen and goalie Matt Vinc to get their thoughts on the season and their plans this holiday season.
Friday December 26, 2014 10:15AM
from The Chronicle-Express
Three Penn Yan Academy girl’s lacrosse stars have announced plans to play college lacrosse at Division III schools after their 2015 graduation.

from Inside Lacrosse
Ten of the 12 preseason All-MAAC selections are seniors. While that’s not uncommon and it’s dangerous to draw conclusions too dramatically from that piece of evidence, senior-led teams seem to improve more dramatically over the course of a season and tend to save their best lacrosse for last. In a league well-known for upsets in its conference tournament (and, now, beyond thanks to the addition of the NCAA Tournament play-in game), the mix of teams being able to count on veterans in late-April and May could make for some harrowing, can’t-miss moments.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Waltham High School (MA) 2017 attackman-midfielder Conor Lenfest has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Paramus Catholic High School (NJ) 2015 attackman Bailey Sullivan has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cortland

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
Over the years of coaching I have seen a lot of great defensive players and all of them have a few traits that I believe are important.
Wednesday December 24, 2014 8:45AM
from the Iroquois Nationals
“It’s a great honor to represent the Iroquois Nationals program in this historic event, especially being hosted in our traditional territories. The program has seen growth and success at the world stage. We now want to take that last step and win Gold. That is the only objective,” said Miller.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With appropriate due respect to the other games that were in consideration, for myself (and for many of you, it appears), this one was never in question.

Recent Commitment Tweets
from . . .
SweetLax @Sweetlax_Lax
Sweetlax 2015 Defender Alex deNormand from Victor has committed to Alfred University. Congrats to Alex and his family

TOP_LAX_RECRUITS @toplaxrecruits
Webster Thomas (NY) 2017 DEF @gabriellavasile of @2017LadyRoc commits to @Duke_WLAX

TOP_LAX_RECRUITS @toplaxrecruits
Suffern (NY) 2017 DEF/MF @_Alyssa_Sanchez of HV Hurricanes commits to @BUWomensLax

TOP_LAX_RECRUITS @toplaxrecruits
Churchville Chili (NY) 2017 MF @katiecosgrove11 of @2017LadyRoc commits to @Duke_WLAX

Phillylacrosse.com @phillylacrosse
Springfield-Montco 2017 LSM @leBAUGHAN_james (George Baughan) of @PhEliteLB3 LB3 N'nal commits to @SUMensLax

TOP_LAX_RECRUITS @toplaxrecruits
@VictorGirlsLax (NY) 2017 MF-DEF @Kacimessier29 of @2017LadyRoc commits to @NDWomensLax

TOP_LAX_RECRUITS @toplaxrecruits
Honeoye Falls-Lima (NY) 2017 ATT @Caitlinmuir12 of @2017LadyRoc commits to @umichwlax

from Inside Lacrosse
It's a good problem to have as fans of the National Lacrosse League, but it's one that still needs to be solved. On Monday, the NLL released broadcast schedules for games of the 2015 season for a variety of platforms. And while it was great to finally learn how we can all watch the game we love, sorting all the information can be a bit mind-boggling. Until now.
Thursday December 18, 2014 11:15AM
from the Buffalo Bandits
The side is highlighted by the return of the team’s four leading scorers from last season, including NLL career points leader John Tavares, who returns for his 24th season. In all, 16 players from last year’s team made the Bandits’ initial roster.

from Cardiac Science
Also, no shiiping/handling charges this month.

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from NorthUmberlandNews.com
The lacrosse world lost a warrior on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Tucker Williams, the eight-year-old son of Oshawa’s Shawn and Tamara Williams, died following a lengthy battle with cancer, one that inspired a Braver than Brave campaign that captured the attention of the world.

from SportsFive.net
Fairport sophomore defenseman, Michael Kozar, announced this week that he has made a verbal commitment to attend and play lacrosse at SUNY Albany after his graduation in 2017.

from NewsTimes.com
Danika Wagener became the third senior player on the Bethel High School girls lacrosse team to sign on to play big-time college lacrosse on Wednesday when she made official her commitment to play at Ithaca College.

from PostStar.com
The Queensbury juniors both made their verbal commitments this fall to play women’s lacrosse in college — White in September and Bureau two weeks ago — with White going to the University of Oregon and Bureau going to the University at Albany. Both girls, who also play for ADK Lacrosse Club, have partial athletic scholarship offers.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Rochester is virtually unbeatable at home (8-1) and was only team in the East with a winning road record (6-3). ...Second in league in goals against, with Matt Vinc named NLL Goalie of the Year a record fourth time. ... Fourth in goals scored, with Cody Jamieson named NLL MVP after winning the scoring title.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers made 12 selections Wednesday afternoon during the 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft. Along with the rest of the league, Rochester had previously designated a 23-man protected roster at the end of the 2014 season. All players not on a protected roster were entered into a player pool available to be selected in today's draft.

from LaxAllStars.com
On Friday, I had the opportunity interview Mike Oliver, the executive director of NOCSAE, and get a first-hand account of the situation. I was able to pose many of the questions that had been on my mind about the situation, and I left the conversation feeling much more informed.

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from US Lacrosse
Using input from national experts on concussion and head injury, US Lacrosse has created and published guidelines to assist lacrosse organizations in the development of a concussion management plan. The guidelines are based on national and international concussion research and consensus statements, and endorsed by US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany men’s lacrosse coach Scott Marr has announced the 2015 schedule as the Great Danes go after a third-consecutive America East title.

“We have assembled another challenging schedule this spring that includes six teams who competed in last year’s NCAAs,” said Marr. “We are looking forward to the challenges of our non-conference opponents as we prepare for America East competition.”

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College will host a Lacrosse Winter Prospect Day on Sunday, Jan. 18 indoors in the Robert A. Bristol Field House. The camp is only open to high school student-athletes graduating in 2016, 2017 or 2018. The cost is $125.00 per player.

from Major League Lacrosse
Attackman Garrett Thul (Army) was selected No.1 overall by the Charlotte Hounds in the 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, making this the third team in Thul's young professional career.

from NCAA Resources
The 2015 NCAA lacrosse rules and officiating video details the rule changes and points of emphasis for the season.

from Inside Lacrosse
Using our experience at the Division I and professional level, we have created a curriculum that will serve to elevate the play of EVERY student-athlete in attendance, both male and female! Directors on the men's side includes Kip Turner (Virginia, Chesapeake Bayhawks), Adam Ghitelman (Virginia, Charlotte Hounds), John Galloway (Syracuse, Rochester Rattlers). On the Women's side we have Amanda Barnes (UNC Goalie and current Duke women's goalie coach) and Andrew Szurley (Brown University women's goalie coach)

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of 12-year National Lacrosse League veteran forward Aaron Wilson to a one-year deal. Wilson returns to the Knighthawks for the first time since the 2009 NLL season after being recently released by the Buffalo Bandits.
Wednesday December 17, 2014 1:45PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
More talent is on the way to Albany to help the Great Danes replace Miles and Ty Thompson. Onondaga Community College attackmen Seth Oakes, who was a member of the Iroquois Nationals training team for the world championships this summer, and Ky Tarbell plan to enroll at Albany in the spring, Onondaga CC coach Chuck Wilbur said Wednesday.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Honeoye Falls High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Alex Mapstone has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from Major League Lacrosse
Results from 12 rounds of the draft.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
There are 855 players available to be selected in Wednesday's annual Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft, which will last 12 rounds and give the eight MLL teams a chance to add depth to their current 23-man protected rosters. The draft starts at noon, and each team will end the day with 35 players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
This past season, the top echelon of the Ivy League included Princeton and Penn, who shared the regular season title, while the Quakers gave themselves the edge by winning their second straight conference tournament. The regular season title for Penn, however, was the eighth consecutive for the program, a first for any team in the league.

from The Albany Times Union
Justin Berger has more in life than New York Giants football. He even passed up an opportunity in 2008 to be part of the team's Super Bowl parade, because he had an important high school science class that day. Still, the University at Albany redshirt junior lacrosse player's connections to the team have taken him to two title games — and now given him a unique game-day job.

from Syracuse.com
In the 10 years since Daryl Gross became Syracuse's athletic director, only one program has more national titles than the Orange's two (Duke, with three).

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston’s Chris Eck is known for being one of the best face-off men the league has ever seen. Now, he shares some less well-known facts about his pre-game rituals and life outside lacrosse . . .

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
This week we will be talking about the position of attack and some of the nuances to improve as an attack-man. As a former college attack-man, I have my views on how the position should be played. As with any sport, take in as much as you can by listening to your coaches and watching as many lacrosse games as possible. Look at players that you admire and try and emulate what they do. It could be an inside roll, a push-off pass to get your hands free, question mark dodge or a toe drag.

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from Gaffer Lacrosse
Defenseman Jordan Goldbourn made a verbal commitment to a lacrosse scholarship at Division Two St. Leo University in Dade City, Florida. Over the last two fall seasons with the Gaffer lacrosse program; his defensive abilities have made him the shutdown pole all squads need.

from The Globe and Mail
Some training methods are better than others at preventing knee ligament injuries in young women, researchers advise.

from Syracuse.com
It's been a huge year for local girls high school lacrosse. Section III produced two state champions in West Genesee and Skaneateles. And a team of Section III all-stars wowed at the U.S. Lacrosse national tournament this past spring in Maryland.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Buffalo was seventh in goals for and third in goals against, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Bandits need more goals. ... None of those will come from veteran lefty Shawn Williams, who skipped to Toronto as a free agent. ... First dibs on a spot go to Brandon Goodwin, the Bandits' first-round draft pick, ninth overall out of Adelphi

from Lacrosse Magazine
After the ACC, the Ivy League was the second-strongest men's conference in the nation in 2014. And although the Big Ten members could throw their league into that conversation this year with Maryland and Johns Hopkins headlining, the Ivy Leaguers could swing the argument right back with their depth.

from Inside Lacrosse
Now that it's all said and done, Cody Jamieson is No. 1. As our Top 50 list for 2014 made its course to the top, there's been some discussion on social media and the sort and we're well aware that lists such as these are subjective. It's the nature of the beast and while we may not all agree with the path we took to get to where we are today, is there really any debate about the top spot? Jammer's not No. 1 only because he's been a winner, but because he's been a leader of winners with 3 NLL titles and 2 Mann Cups in the last 3 years alone.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Kings Park High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Jac Cutillo has made verbal commitment to the admissions process of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Tuesday December 16, 2014 9:30AM
from SweetLax Lacrosse
He is our 14th D1 commit in the 2017 class. Congrats to Gavin and his family!

from SportsFive.net
Fairport senior offensive player, Connor Riorden, announced today that he will be attending and playing lacrosse at Lycoming College after his graduation next spring. A two year Varsity player for the Red Raiders, Connor also has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club since 2011.

from HeadsUpParents.org
Learn how to recognize and respond to a concussion and be alert for other serious brain injuries. Get pointers from professional athletes, tips from concussion experts, and stories from real-life teens and their parents.

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from The Salem News
Caley, who is in his senior year at Governor's Academy in Byfield, signed his National Letter of Intent a month ago and received his acceptance letter to the school yesterday.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
After earning a piece of the America East regular season title one season ago, University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino announced the team’s 2015 slate on Monday.

from Hobart / William Smith Athletics
The Statesmen on the lacrosse team have also been writing to pen pals in a second grade class at West Street Elementary School. They'll finish the year with a visit to the classroom and spending the day with the students. The William Smith athletic department as well as members of the Hobart lacrosse, soccer and football teams have all been taking part in the Community Lunch Program at the First United Methodist Church in Geneva.

from Burnt Hills Lacrosse
Canandaigua native and Team USA player Taylor D'Amore presents two clinics December 20th in Burnt Hills. Click the link for information on both the Stickwork Clinic and Draw Clinic. Limited to the first 40.

from CNN Money
USA TODAY Sports Media Group President Dave Morgan announced today that USA TODAY Sports has entered into a partnership agreement with 3d Lacrosse, one of the leading training and event-staging organizations in the sport, to launch an annual championship showcase. For the first time ever, this annual event will pit the best boys and girls youth and high school lacrosse players from 16 states against each other to determine a national champion in each of four age groups.

from Syracuse.com
Corcoran High School senior John DeMott has signed a national letter of intent to play lacrosse at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.

from USA Today
Sam Crusha, who helped Corning win Section 4 championships in boys lacrosse and football this year, will play college lacrosse at Division II Mercyhurst University. Crusha was set to sign a National Letter of Intent to play for the Lakers during a ceremony Monday afternoon at the Corning-Painted Post High School cafeteria. Mercyhurst is in Erie, Pa.

from The Patriot League
CBS Sports Network will televise a total of 11 Patriot League lacrosse contests in the 2015 season, the Patriot League announced today. Nine men's lacrosse matches, including the Patriot League semifinals and championship, and a pair of women's lacrosse events are scheduled to be telecast in the coming season.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, will be holding the 2015 Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, December 17th at 12 noon. The draft will be 12 rounds, allowing each team one selection per round, and will be conducted via teleconference.

from The ACC
Head coach Kevin Corrigan’s Fighting Irish received 23 points in balloting among the ACC’s five head coaches. Syracuse followed with 22 points and was selected second. North Carolina (13), back-to-back NCAA Champion Duke (10) and Virginia (7) were selected fourth and fifth, respectively.

from Inside Lacrosse
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced Friday the appointment of Chuck Mitrano as its new president. Mitrano, the Commissioner of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, has served on the board for the previous two years. He replaces Tom Calder, the Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins University, who completed a three-year term as the organization's president.
Monday December 15, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In the good ol’ days, high school and college coaches used to spend a lot of their winter break not watching film, not hosting “prospect days,” and not coaching or recruiting at off-season showcases – instead, they used to talk to one another. In fact, they would go so far as to show one another the best ways to clear, or ride, or score a quick man-up goal, or how to train a young goalie.

from NLL.com
After two preseason wins over the New England Black Wolves, the Buffalo Bandits finished their slate of scrimmages Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Mammoth. The Bandits held off a late rally to conclude the preseason with a 9-8 win, giving them a perfect 3-0 record throughout preseason play.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League returned to Quebec as the Toronto Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 in a Sunday afternoon exhibition at the Bell Centre in Montreal in front of 4,820 fans.

from Inside Lacrosse
The IMLCA Convention took place at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore this weekend, with the vendor area getting the most traction Saturday afternoon as manufacturers and entrepreneurs showed their goods to high school and college coaches from across the country.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Salesianum School (DE) 2015 midfielder Michael Sanzone has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College.
Sunday December 14, 2014 10:00AM
from LaxPower
What's below comes from Bob Rule, also a member of the Cornell team that won the inaugural NCAA championship in 1971.

Bob Buhmann, the goaltender who led Cornell to victory in the first NCAA championship game in 1971, has passed away. He lost a valiant fight with cancer. In the 1971 game, Bob made 22 saves while giving up 6 goals in Cornell's 12-6 win over Maryland. His save percentage remains the highest ever recorded in the championship game.

from SportsFive.net
Le Moyne College picked up another Section Five player when junior defenseman and long stick midfielder, Cole Guest announced his commitment. Currently there are four juniors and two seniors planning to play for the Dolphins after graduation. Four more are freshmen at Le Moyne this year.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Cascade will make the modification to existing helmets at its Liverpool facility beginning December 16. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On a drizzly Thursday evening in late May in Washington, D.C., two men stood side-by-side inside the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, relatively invisible to the cocktail party crowd around them at a pre-Tewaaraton Award ceremony. But if those lacrosse enthusiasts, friends and family just a shoulder-length away knew what social media account access was in a pair of pants pockets nearby, it's easy to imagine people would have lined up for any number of requests. Just like the kids and fans asking for autographs with the five men's and five women's Tewaaraton finalists.

from Inside Lacrosse
The full list of coaching awards below; check back for more insight from the IMCLA Convention weekend.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will continue his community work prior to the holidays with two appearances next week. The Rochester native will share the team’s powerful anti-bullying message and his lacrosse skills on back-to-back days.

from the Buffalo Bandits
After defeating the New England Black Wolves at home, the Buffalo Bandits ran away with the second preseason matchup between these two teams Saturday night. The Bandits scored seven power-play goals en route to a 17-10 victory at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center.

from SportsFive.net
John Bowman, Will Pieterse, Gavin Catalano make college plans.
Saturday December 13, 2014 12:15AM
from Cascade Lacrosse
Cascade Lacrosse has reached an agreement with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) on a solution for the recently decertified Cascade R helmet.

The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards.

from Wagner Athletics
Wagner College head women's lacrosse coach Liz Frisoli, who guided the Seahawks to their first-ever appearance in the Northeast Conference (NEC) Championship Game in her initial season on Grymes Hill in 2014, has announced that senior defender Megan Sardella (Liverpool) and junior attacker Kimmy Tumolo (Mullica Hill, NJ / Clearview) will serve as co-captains for the upcoming 2015 season.

from LaxAllStars.com
On Wednesday of next week I’ll be interviewing one of the most well respected coaches in all of lacrosse, Furman and Team USA Head Coach, Richie Meade. The podcast will be released after our Brett Hughes interview but instead of me asking all of the questions, this time around we’d like to hear what YOU want to ask Coach Meade.
Friday December 12, 2014 9:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse today announced Commander Rorke T. Denver, a 13-year Navy SEAL and current author and actor, as the keynote speaker at the 2015 US Lacrosse Convention, set for Jan. 23-25 in Baltimore.

"I'm honored US Lacrosse has selected me to address lacrosse coaches and officials at its annual convention," said Denver, who captained Syracuse as an honorable mention All-American defenseman and won two NCAA championships with the Orange in the 1990s. "Service to our country is something a number of lacrosse alumni have valiantly given, and there are lessons to be shared from both endeavors with the coaches and officials who play a leadership role for our young people."

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Kevin McKeown - 2003 America East Conference Player of the Year, HM All-American

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from LaFayette Central Schools
Onondaga Nation School- It has been quite an eventful month for the Onondaga Nation as a few of our lacrosse players have been published in major magazines. Lyle Thompson made the cover of US Lacrosse Magazine for being named person of the year. His brother Jerome “Hiana” Thompson made the cover of Inside Lacrosse as the magazine features the Iroquois Nationals. On the inside of that article, Inside Lacrosse featured Brett Bucktooth.

from LaxPower
Have you gotten the feeling that, over the years, more and more lacrosse games are being played earlier in the year, when the weather is not especially conducive? Well, you would be correct.

from Norfolk (Ont) News
Powless began the year playing professional lacrosse for the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks. Although this would’ve been his draft year, the guy his teammates and friends affectionately call Pup, had already played two pro seasons, winning the Champions Cup during both. In 2014, Powless and his Knighthawls captured a third-straight world title.

from Niagara University Athletics
The team welcomes Bailey Collins, Caroline Crump, Hailey D'Hont (Pittsford), Shannon Hackel (Victor), Rachel MacCheyne (Webster Schroeder), Amy McNally, Mackenzie Molodetz and Alexis Morales for the 2016 season.

from Cornell Athletics
"Our Big Red squad and coaching staff are excited about the challenges and possibilities of our spring schedule," head coach Jenny Graap said. "The competition in the Ivy League is always intense, and we know that we have to bring our best in every conference and non-conference game."

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the DIII Top 20 rankings from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook, which features defending champion Tufts at No. 1. The Jumbos — who avereaged 18.39 goals per game last year — return two 100-point scorers, as well as all three starters from their close defense.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the DII Top 15 rankings from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook, featuring defending champion Limestone at No. 1. The Saints — despite some key losses, especially at defense — return a marquee offense, depth and a winning pedigree. It's a tight top five, with any team — LIU Post, Le Moyne, Tampa and NYIT — having a case for a higher ranking and the potential to move into the top spot as the season progresses.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will wrap up their National Lacrosse League preseason schedule on Sunday, December 14th with a 2:00 p.m. game at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the Toronto Rock. The contest will be broadcast on 105.5 The Team and online at theteam.fm.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
When Jean-Guillaume Thouin (THU-eh) attended the National Lacrosse League Combine in September, his goal was to earn an invitation to Training Camp. This week, that dream will come true as he joins the three-time defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks.
Thursday December 11, 2014 9:45AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (NY) 2016 goalie Eric Deakin has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.

from LaxLessons.com
John Allan 'Jac'ťCutillo description of what he brings the lacrosse field is as straightforward as his style of play. My strengths on the field would actually be my strength, the big, strong, aggressive sophomore midfielder at Kings Park HS (NY) said. I like to use my body and power to put myself in a scoring position on the field.

from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team held its 10th annual dodgeball tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, December 7, in Bartels Hall.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . we officially launched our @ILWomen instagram takeover series. We turned the reigns over to former Syracuse All-American and current Team USA and Team STX attacker, Alyssa Murray. Here's what a day in the life of Alyssa looked like.

from Inside Lacrosse
Last week, we officially launched our @ILWomen Instagram Takeover series with Syracuse alum Alyssa Murray. This week, we turned the reigns over to former Northwestern All-American and current North Carolina assistant coach, Katrina Dowd. Here's what a day in the life of the Northwestern great looked like. #kd4takeover

from the Buffalo Bandits
This year, the Buffalo Bandits are enlisting the help of you, the fans, to decide our helmet decals for the 2015 season. Fans can vote below for one of the three designs courtesy of Pro Athletics, with the polls closing on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. The winning design will then be revealed on Friday, Dec. 19 on Bandits.com and the team will wear the custom wrap for the entire season.

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from Inside Lacrosse
SU's Kayla Treanor (First Team) and SUNY Albany's Rachel Bowles (Third Team) named pre-season All-Americans.

from Union College Athletics
Coach Paul Wehrum's squad will take on four teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, beginning with the season-opener at Cortland State on February 28 on Long Island at Manhasset High School. The Cortland State game celebrates the legacy of Union College graduate and National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Jason Stranahan '30, who is credited with starting the lacrosse program at Manhasset High School and is considered one of if not the leading pioneer of organized lacrosse on Long Island.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has released his program's 2015 schedule. The defending MAAC Champion Saints are slated to play a total of 14 regular season games this spring, with half of those being contested at Siena Turf Field.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . Over the intervening 16 days, IL has had multiple conversations with each interested party and several third parties to learn and understand the context of this decision and its fallout. Through those conversations, one thing is clear — this story is very complex. As a result, the tone of the post may be a little more informal than normal to make it easier to understand, the story is quite long and it’s broken up into sections.

from Syracuse.com
" . . . the company has developed a modification that it believes will receive the committee's approval. He said Cascade has been having conversations with the committee and was "extremely confident" that the committee will approve the fix "in the coming days."

from The Webster Post
The $7.6 million projects calls for a new turf field at the high school, which will be lined for soccer, lacrosse and football and used for games and practices. The addition of 1,000 bleacher seats, team locker rooms, restrooms, concession stand and press box also is planned.

from Legal Newsline
Michigan-based sports equipment manufacturer Warrior Sports, Inc. sued Delaware-based Maverik Lacrosse Group, Inc. on Friday over allegations of patent infringement. In the suit filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, Warrior Sports alleges that Maverik Lacrosse is infringing a patent by manufacturing, using, importing, offering to sell or selling lacrosse heads, including the Tank lacrosse head.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League will return to Montreal when the Toronto Rock face off with the Rochester Knighthawks for an exhibition game at Bell Centre on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. ET. The preseason game at the home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens marks a rematch between the two teams from a December 2012 exhibition that saw the Rock edge the Knighthawks 14-10 in front of 7,200 fans at Bell Centre. It was the first NLL game in Montreal since the 2002 season.

from Unitied Lacrosse
The Great Upstate for boys welcomes players from across the country to the Hobart College on June 6, 2015 to train and compete in front of NCAA coaches. Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a training camp atmosphere that will be second to none! United Lacrosse Directors will lead a staff of NCAA coaches who will be coaching players throughout the day.

Great Upstate Directors: Steve Carcaterra and Greg Raymond (Head Coach Hobart)

from Unitied Lacrosse
United Lacrosse is excited to announce the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp for Boys. Capital Challenge is a unique three day showcase event. Players will be coached by NCAA coaches and United Lacrosse directors. Capital Challenge will put a great emphasis on helping its participants showcase their skills in front of college coaches.

Capital Challenge Directors: Steve Carcaterra and Scott Marr (Head Coach U Albany)
Wednesday December 10, 2014 9:30AM
from LaxLesson.com
Michael Doxie is on the fast track to Division I lacrosse. Literally. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound midfielder from New York power Niskayuna uses his speed and quickness to make a difference on the lacrosse field. Soon, he'll have the chance to do just that at the Division I level.

from Inside Lacrosse
Alex Mapstone, M, Honeoye Falls has verbally committed to Hobart College. The 5-10, 16-pound recruit plays for SweetLax 2017 Platinum Team. He also considered Colgate, Bucknell, Villanova, and West Point.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Dark Horse - Colgate

Navy and Boston University will be the top challengers against Loyola for the conference title this season, as they were last year. The dark horse comes down to Holy Cross, Lehigh and Colgate, each finishing with a 4-4 conference record, but both Holy Cross and Lehigh lost significant contributors from 2014, giving the edge to Colgate in 2015.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With the opening whistles of practice for the spring 2015 collegiate lacrosse season looming just on the other side of the holidays, its time to take a look at who the best and brightest may be for the season to come. Lacrosse Magazine has selected five finalists for each division in NCAA and the MCLA/WCLA club ranks, but we'd like to know where you think things will shape up.

from Major League Lacrosse
Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that it has signed a two-year contract with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) 2014 Warrior Goalie of the Year John Galloway. He led the Rochester Rattlers to MLL’s Championship Game for the first time since 2008 and finished the 2014 regular season with 194 saves.

from US Lacrosse
I can’t prove that a player intended to foul his opponent, and the person shouting, “He didn’t mean it!” can’t prove it either. Since neither of us has any idea about the inner-workings of the player’s mind, we are left with what the player did. Intent is a very difficult thing to see as a referee, which is why it is not factored into our decision-making nearly as often as many people think.

from LaxAllStars.com
The freedom of choice for NLL officials is over. As we saw in this weekend’s preseason games, the stripes are now required by the league to wear helmets while officiating games this season.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to unvil the preseason All-Americans from the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook. The athletes below represent the consensus from the IL staff, with consultation from our regular contributors, from hours of reporting and surveys from college coaches.

First Team includes Attacks Lyle Thompson (LaFayette/SUNY Albany), Kevin Rice (Skaneateles/Syracuse), Middie Connor Buczek (Cornell), and Defender Brandon Mullins (Syracuse).

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook Women's Division I Top 20 rankings, featuring Maryland in the top spot heading into the spring season.

from Major League Lacrosse
During his inaugural season in the MLL, Ohio’s Peter Baum showed once again that he is one of the best players in the game. While his talent is clear, he gave us some inside information that may not be as evident . . .

from LaFayette Central Schools
Longtime referee Rick McCormack is reaching out to the knowledgeable base that is the LaFayette and Onondaga Nation communities for interested applicants to become a high school lacrosse referee.

from Maine Lacrosse Classic
Portland Me, June 26-28: The Maine Lacrosse Classic is more than just another tournament for teams to arrive, compete and leave. This is more of a lacrosse festival; a place where teams, players and their families can come and enjoy the perfect combination of fun and competition in an unmatched atmosphere. Besides just a great lacrosse tournament, players will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the game through our pro-player demonstrations throughout the weekend. College coaches will also be onsite directing player and coaching clinics and sharing their insight with those eager to learn.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has opened online registration for the US Lacrosse Regional Championships in June 2015. The national governing body’s 18th annual series of youth lacrosse tournaments will feature boys’ and girls’ U11, U13 and U15 teams competing at multiple sites in June 2015.
Tuesday December 9, 2014 9:00AM
from LaxLessons.com
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Spahr, a takeaway, transition defender, is a righty [who] performed well at several summer events, including for Team Suffolk in the Long Island Showcase.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Battlefield (VA) 2016 LSM Parker Baddley has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Three Players to Watch - John Glesener, Army, Sr. A
Glesener (West Genesee) scored 43 goals with 14 assists and was a first-team All-Patriot pick in his first season back since tearing his ACL in 2013's season-finale. Glesener was the conference offensive player of the year that year (with 31 goals and 30 assists); last year Loyola's Ward won it. Originally from California, Glesener moved to central New York when he was young and honed his skills there.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Individual tickets also make a great gift for the Knighthawks lacrosse fan in your family. The 2015 home schedule includes traditional rivals in the Toronto Rock and the Buffalo Bandits, and playoff rematches against the Calgary Roughnecks and Edmonton Rush.

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from the Onondaga Nation
Saturday only – December 13th, 10:00am to 5:00pm - Onondaga Nation School - FREE Admission, FREE Parking, Donations accepted.

Over 45 Craftspeople and Artists from all across the Haudenosanee including Onondaga stick maker Alf Jacques, artists Brandon Lazore, Aweńheeyoh Powless, and Eli Waterman. Artists from the Navajo Nation will be in attendance as well.

from Inside Lacrosse Yearbook
Four Upstate schools make the Top 20.

from SUNY Potsdam
The SUNY Potsdam Athletic Department will be opening Maxcy Hall for a Family Day event on Saturday, December 13 from 1-5 pm. Together with their caregivers children can engage in interactive play, get some exercise, and have some fun! Activities will include a free swim time, open skate hours in the newly renovated Bears Ice Arena, and organized games and activities in the field-house.

from SportsFive.net
Junior attackman Matt Malone, has made his commitment to Le Moyne College (Syracuse) after his graduation from Pittsford in 2016.

from RecruitingRundown.com
If the volume of Division I commits can be any indication as to how special a high school team can be, the Victor Blue Devils are primed for a big run in Section 5, within the emerging New York hotbed of Rochester.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, in partnership with MedStar Sports Medicine, is hosting its third Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center with the goal of providing comprehensive information on men’s and women’s lacrosse-specific sports injuries and prevention.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Comsewogue (N.Y.) 2016 LSM/defenseman Matthew Spahr has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.
Monday December 8, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Wednesday afternoon was – and I don’t usually use this word – just a bit surreal. At 4:45 PM I got on a yellow Oswego City School District school bus, along with two other coaches and the 19 members of the Oswego varsity girls’ hockey team. We had a 7 PM game at Alexandria Bay, and we were planning on about an hour and a half bus ride.

from NLL.com
Former National Lacrosse League Commissioner Jim Jennings passed away today at the age 53 after a four-year battle with cancer. Jennings was appointed the league's Commissioner in September 2000 and served for eight seasons before stepping down in January 2009. After leaving the NLL, Jennings formed his own consulting company.

from SportsFive.net
Last year, as a sophomore, the intense midfield won seventy-one percent of his face off draws, winning 214 of 293. He was second in ground ball production for Gananda with 122. For his efforts he was selected as the Finger Lakes first team face off player.
Sunday December 7, 2014 8:40AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The coaches for the U.S. Men's Indoor Team held an evaluation day for hopefuls of the squad that will play for the FIL World Indoor title next fall. Photos by Larry Palumbo.

from NLL.com
The three-time defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks took to the turf at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night in front of 10,073 raucous fans to open the preseason in their first game back home since winning the title last May. But it was the Minnesota Swarm, keyed by four goals and seven points from rookie Miles Thompson (LaFayette), who stole the show with a hard-fought 14-8 win in the exhibition opener.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
A crowd of 10,073 welcomed the Rochester Knighthawks back to The Blue Cross Arena for the first time since they raised the Champion’s Cup for the third straight season. In the preseason opener for both teams, Minnesota earned a 14-8 victory over Rochester.

from the Buffalo Bandits
In the opening game of the Bandits’ preseason schedule Saturday night, the team rallied for a win that set the tone for the 2015 season. Down 9-8 with five minutes to play, Aaron Wilson and Jerome Thompson (LaFayette) scored to give the Bandits a 10-9 victory over the New England Black Wolves at First Niagara Center.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Following a season where the Buffalo Bandits were a goal away from the NLL finals, the club made very few changes to its returning roster. However, a number of new faces found ways to make an impact in the Bandits' first preseason scrimmage against the New England Black Wolves on Saturday.

from LaxAllStars.com
With all the hullabaloo surrounding the recent #helmetgate situation we feel it is important to keep everyone updated on the progress, or lack thereof, surrounding the potential re-certification of the R helmet by Cascade and the Regulator helmet by Warrior.

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from Inside Lacrosse
The spring of her senior year at Syracuse, Michelle Tumolo's season ended early with an ACL tear. Tumolo has fully recovered from her injury, and has returned to the playing field for Team USA.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Everyone has hopped on the Kay Train. Tewaaraton finalist Kayla Treanor led Syracuse to the 2014 NCAA championship game, capping a sensational sophomore season with 79 goals and 38 assists as the top scorer in Division I. In just two years, Treanor, already a two-time All-American, has accumulated 212 points.

from LaxLessons.com
One of the biggest freshman commitments for the Bluejays came from just south of Rochester where 6-foot-3, 180-pound midfielder Alexander Mabbett (Victor) made Hopkins his choice.
Saturday December 6, 2014 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Cascade on Thursday said it was confident a retrofit could be the answer and that it had sent technicians to NOCSAE's laboratory this week to test what it called "a viable and simple modification." It said a solution could come in the "coming days" and asked R owners to register helmets and to get more information at R.CascadeLacrosse.com.

from US Lacrosse
On November 24, NOCSAE announced that it had voided the certification of two lacrosse helmet models -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- that do not meet performance standards. US Lacrosse is providing the following information to help answer member questions related to this decision.

from Lacrosse Magazine
When Team USA plays its first game at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Championship next September in Onondaga Nation, N.Y., 3,992 days will have passed since the Americans last beat Canada in international box lacrosse. It's the type of winless streak to which US Lacrosse, which for the first time will manage directly the U.S. senior indoor team, is just not accustomed.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of forward Colin McDowall. “When an opportunity like this comes up, I am going to take it and give it all I can,” said McDowall. “Obviously, I have been working out and keeping in shape.”

from the Buffalo Bandits
Single-game prices in the 300 Level have been reduced this season, dropping from $28 per game last season to $25 per game in the center sections and $20 per game in the corners and ends this season.
Friday December 5, 2014 12:15AM
The Latest Word From Cascade
from Cacade Lacrosse
NOCSAE is working closely with us as we develop and test a retrofit to the Cascade R helmet and we are confident a solution will be announced in the coming days. Earlier this week, we had sent technicians to NOCSAE’s testing laboratory to test what we believe to be a viable and simple modification to existing helmets to ensure they comply with the NOCSAE standard.

We have been informed that if we can demonstrate with statistical probability that this modification will meet the standard, NOCSAE will approve the process. If successful, this modification will result in a newmodel as defined in NOCSAE standards.

We are now working with NOCSAE on the details of that modification, including how it will be rolled out to players and teams currently in possession of the Cascade R helmet. As soon as we have all the details we will immediately communicate the necessary steps to complete the modification.

Thank you for your patience and continued commitment to Cascade during this process. We continue to stand behind the Cascade R helmet and believe this modification will address NOCSAE’s concerns and ensure there will be no further interruption to the sport we all love.

Thank You,

Cascade Lacrosse

from Merrimack Athletics
Joe Morgan | Goalkeeper | 5-10, 185 | Jamesville, N.Y. / Jamesville Dewitt
First-Team All-League (OHSL) as a junior as well as Honorable Mention as a sophomore ... New York State Championship finalist in 2013 and 2014 ... Starting goalie in 2014, tallying 197 saves with a .610 save percentage ... Senior captain of his football team … Also recruited by Rutgers, Hartford and Albany.

from NLL.com
After weeks of facing off against teammates in training camp, National Lacrosse League players will finally get the chance to take on live opponents with every NLL team in action this weekend. With less than one month until NLL Face Off Weekend 2015 presented by New Era on January 2-3, the preseason gets into gear with six exhibition games including four matchups on Saturday and two more on Sunday.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will open their National Lacrosse League preseason schedule on Saturday, December 6th at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks will host the Minnesota Swarm at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the game are free and can be obtained at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office while supplies last. The contest will be broadcast on 105.5 The Team and online on theteam.fm.

from BinghamtonHomepage.com
Now to another celebration, this one at Union-Endicott for one of its lacrosse standouts. Senior Madison Temple signed her national letter of intent to play lacrosse at Edinboro University next year.

from Old Dominion Athletics
Katie Miller, Irondequoit High School, Lady Roc (Club Team). Old Dominion will begin its inaugural season as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference this season. The Lady Monarchs will kick off the year on the road at Gardner Webb on February 14 with a 1:00 p.m. start time.

from SportsFive.net
Webster Thomas Lacrosse recently celebrated the National Letter of Intent signings of two of their top players.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
West Genesee High School 2016 attack Madisyn Kittell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.
Thursday December 4, 2014 9:10AM
from the Daily Messenger
From the girls team Jenna Fallone, goalie, will be attending Marywood University (Scranton, PA), Lindsay Gamer, attack, has committed to play at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), and Mackenzie Maring, midfielder, will be taking her skills to Ohio State University (Columbus, OH).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
West Genesee High School (NY) 2016 goalie Mackenzie Kittell has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Florida.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Kellenberg Memorial HS (NY) 2015 defenseman Nicole DiGregorio has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

Upstate Lax Club 3v3 Tournament, 2nd session Academy Training News
from Upstate Lacrosse Club
Sport Center 481 at Pine Grove is hosting Ric Beardsley's Upstate Lacrosse Club's 'Don't Drop the Ball' 3v3 tournament on New Year's Day. There is a 32-team maximum, and registration ends December 22nd. Tournament info can be found here, and you can find the registration form here.

The Upstate Lacrosse Club's 2nd Academy Training Session begins January 15th. Players from grades 7-12 in the Session 1 specific position clinic have averages 100-150 reps of skills and drills per hour. You can find more information here.

Upstate Lacrosse Club
Wednesday December 3, 2014 9:15AM
from Webster Lacrosse Club
The Webster Lacrosse Club, located in Webster NY held it’s annual “Thanksgiving Day at the Box” game last week thanks to a lot of hard work from a handful of 30 year old and over guys. The Club traditionally has a 30 and over game starting in the morning on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the 30 and Under age group, typically consisting of the college kids coming back home for Thanksgiving Break.

from FCA Northeast
Northeast Region FCA Lacrosse announces their December tryout for the 2015 Summer Season. While the majority of the rosters for our teams are complete, a few openings do remain in each of the age groups. This tryout will be used to fill those remaining roster spots. Tryouts will take place at Total Sports Experience – Elmgrove in Rochester, NY on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

from BJ O'Hara's Lacrosse Academy
Coach O’Hara is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers of the game at all levels. He has been a member of 9 NCAA Championship coaching staffs and is the only coach to lead 2 different teams to the Major League Lacrosse Championship. He has coached over 150 players named to All American and All Pro selections. He has taught the game at every level for over 25 years. All sessions will be directed by Coach O’Hara, along with other top area coaches and players featured.

from The Ledger
Florida Southern College men's lacrosse coach Marty Ward (Corcoran) has been invited to speak at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's boys lacrosse clinic.

from Elmira College Athletics
Former Elmira College men's lacrosse standout Dustin Gatt '14 is the latest EC student-athlete to join the professional ranks as he has been drafted to play in the Canadian Lacrosse League. Gatt was taken 10th overall by the defending Canadian Lacrosse League Champions, Niagara Lockmonsters.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Do you need a gift idea for the energetic little girl on your holiday shopping list? This year, the Buffalo Bandettes are selling gift certificates that you can put towards the Junior Bandettes program!

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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is accepting applications from youth programs for grants that will support lacrosse coaching opportunities through their organizations. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history last year as the first NLL team to win three consecutive titles when they beat the Calgary Roughnecks in a thrilling 2014 Champion's Cup Finals. However, Owner and General Manager Curt Styres, along with Assistant General Manager Landon Miller, were not content to enter the 2015 season with the same roster as the team begins its title defense.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced their broadcast partnership with 105.5 The Team for the 2015 National Lacrosse League season. As Rochester's CBS Sports Radio affiliate, fans will now be able to catch all the Knighthawks games on 105.5 The Team in Rochester, 1310 WRSB in Canandaigua and 1590 WASB in Brockport.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits will open the First Niagara Center doors this Saturday, Dec. 6, for fans to get their first glimpse of the 2015 squad. The Bandits’ annual open practice is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and fans will have the chance to get autographs from their favorite players following the practice.

from Major League Lacrosse
2014 Warrior Goalie of the Year John Galloway has been one of our favorite players to watch. Now, find out what he does to prepare to impress us on the field . . .

from the Rochester Rattlers
Join the 2014 MLL regular season champion Rochester Rattlers as they begin a new season this spring! You can now take advantage of the new "RATZ PACK"...Its a ten voucher booklet that will allow you to use the vouchers for any regular season home game in 2015. What a perfect gift for the holiday season's lacrosse fan!

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today opened the 2015 US Lacrosse Certification Exams for boys and girls game officials. In addition to the certification exams, which utilize NFHS Rules for the boys exam and US Lacrosse rules for the girls exam, US Lacrosse has also published the 2015 US Lacrosse Youth Rules exams for both boys and girls youth officials.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 8:45AM
from FourOneTwoLax.com
As December arrives, some things to think about as you get closer to making a decision.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Over the past three seasons, Attwood has been one of the top players in the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLax). In 30 games, the St. Catharines, Ontario native has scored an impressive 90 goals and collected 94 assists. He also earned All-Star status all three seasons and won CLax championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he led the Ohsweken Demons and CLax in goals (27), assists (27) and points (54) en route to the league’s Most Outstanding Player award.

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from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell Athletic Department will be hosting a coaching clinic on Sunday, January 11th. Presenters include Matt Kerwick, Peter Milliman, Tom Howley, and Greg Gurenlian.

Registration page can be found here.

from MedicalXpress.com
To conduct the study, published online in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Crisco's team asked seven female lacrosse players aged 12 to 14 to deliver at least 36 whacks each, as hard as they possibly could, to various places on two dummy headforms in the lab.

from Niagara University Athletics
The Niagara women's lacrosse team and the WNY Chapter of US Lacrosse will be hosting its third annual WNY Winter Clinic Series for local players on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Niagara University's Niagara Field and Kiernan Recreation Center.

from The Irondequoit Post
Katie Miller, Jourdan Roemer and Arianne Torpey signed letters of intent on Nov. 21.

from SportsFive.net
Another current freshman has announced his verbal commitment. Victor midfielder Andrew Russell announced his intent to study and play at Virginia after his graduation in 2018.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
West Deptford (N.J.) 2016 defenseman/LSM Nick Diaco has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany,
Monday December 1, 2014 8:10AM
from WKTV-TV
The Syracuse University Women's Lacrosse Team has been to the tournament three times now, and in the finals twice. Now, as they prepare to once again to head out to the promised land, their leader and coach took the time to come to the Mohawk Valley to help promote the sport, and wellness in the community.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I have hit “Unsubscribe” many, many times in the past five years, but now it seems like I’m getting more lacrosse-commercial-spam than ever before. ‘Tis the season, I guess, and with today designated as “Cyber Monday,” I figure I’m expected to make some purchases on-line.

Well, sorry folks. I slept in on Black Friday, and I’m not buying anything over the internet today. Bah, Humbug.

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history last year as the first NLL team to win three consecutive titles when they beat the Calgary Roughnecks in a thrilling 2014 Champion's Cup Finals. However, team president and general manager Curt Styres, along with assistant general manager Landon Miller, were not content to enter the 2015 season with the same roster as the team begins its title defense.