On playing Drexel this weekend: "They have a couple of great midfielders and a couple of great attackers after seeing the breakdown of their offense. Last year's game was a great one. We got off to a really slow start and gave up six or seven goals right at the start. A lot of our players know their players because they went to the same high schools, so there is a bit of a rivalry there and it will give us motivation to take them down Saturday at Tyler's Field."
The Orange (2-1, 0-1 ACC) ventures to Charlottesville, Va. for its first road test of the season against the fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers (5-0, 0-0 ACC) Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. under the lights at Klöckner Stadium. For the first time in series history, the matchup is a conference game as Syracuse is a newly-minted member of the ACC.
After a pair of games against well-known opponents last week, the No. 16 Cornell men's lacrosse team will travel to Michigan for its first-ever meeting with the Wolverines on Saturday, March 1 for a contest at 1 p.m. In just their third season as a varsity program, Michigan is 2-2 on the season with wins over Mercer and Detroit. Live stats are available at www.MGoBlue.com.
The William Smith lacrosse team will open the 2014 season when it travels to Pittsford, N.Y., on Saturday to take on St. John Fisher at 1 p.m. The Herons return 13 from last year's roster and welcome 11 first-years to the squad.
UAlbany attackmen Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), Miles Thompson (LaFayette), and Ty Thompson (Salmon River) were all named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Watch List, announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Wednesday night.
Four Orange men's lacrosse players have been named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, presented by Panama Jack. Senior Matt Harris, juniors Kevin Rice (Skaneateles), Randy Staats and redshirt sophomore Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) are all potential candidates for the award, which is presented to the college lacrosse player of the year.
Syracuse's 16-8 loss to Maryland last week was eye-opening, a shock to the Orange's system according to junior Mike Messina and a slap to the face according to senior goaltender Dom Lamolinara. But was it a slip or a sign?
“We had high expectations for Brianne [Arthur] (Watertown) going into the season, but she has exceeded them,” BU head coach Stephanie Allen said. “She has been able to hold her own against Division I opponents.”
There are a couple of polls out there that attempt to rank the Top 20 or Top 25 US high school lacrosse teams, and when you look at it as an extension of the NCAA Top 20 polls, it seems to make some initial sense, but when you look a little deeper, the rationale begins to fall apart pretty quickly. Why do we rank high school lacrosse teams nationally in one ranking system? Heck, why do we even rank them at all?
Among 2014 watch list returnees are three former finalists. On the men's side, 2013 finalists Tom Schreiber (Princeton) and Lyle Thompson (Albany) return to the watch list this year. Senior Alyssa Murray (Syracuse) returns on the women's side.
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Sr.: There isn't much that the Syracuse senior and Lacrosse Magazine preseason #LaxPOY choice Murray doesn't bring to her team, which stands at 5-0 after Wednesday's close win over Boston College. A finalist for the Tewaaraton a year ago after scoring 104 points as a junior for the NCAA semifinalists, Murray has 24 points in five games so far this spring. Her biggest threat may be teammate Kayla Treanor, but we'll get to her a little further down the post.
1. Lyle Thompson, Albany, Jr.: Thompson began the season as Lacrosse Magazine's NCAA Division I preseason player of the year after finishing last season with 113 points, one shy of the D-I single-season record. He was the first ever Native American finalist for the Native American-inspired award.
It is with great pleasure that the organizing body of Haudenosaunee Nation
Women’s Lacrosse announces the coaching staff for the 2015 U-19 Women’s Lacrosse
World Championship team.
Regy Thorpe will be leading the way as head coach, with Kristen Selvage, Maggie Koch
and Sarah Holden all filling very important assistant coach roles. On the Management
side, Tia Schindler is filling the General Manager position, assisted by Team Manager,
"We're extremely excited to have Rebecca [Lampson] (Penn Yan) join our staff," said Dougherty. "As a successful player at RIT, she brings a great deal of experience to our program. We look forward to having her work with our attack and help us to continue in our leadership development."
"We lost one of the best leaders we've had since I've been here in Brian Megill," Harris said. "We can't use that as an excuse anymore. The first couple games you can say we lost these guys, but it's our time to step up. We're going to have to look at the film. It's gut-check time."
The Hobart College lacrosse team will host Binghamton University on Saturday, March 1 on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and admission for all fans will be free.
"Nine wins [last year] was great, however we didn't make the playoffs," said Head Coach Kristin St. Hilaire, who is in her seventh season at the helm. "We want to be playing in the post season. We want to be playing in May, that is our goal. We've talked about that since day one. That's where our sights are set right now and I really don't think we will be satisfied until we are playing in the post season."
The SUNYAC conference ramps up play in the coming weeks despite the cold, nasty weather across New York State. One of the school's dealing with more snow than most could possibly imagine is SUNY Oswego, a school located about 40 minutes from Syracuse right on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.
Instead of being captioned, "Maryland defenseman Goran Murray, right, stops Syracuse's Hakeem Lecky as he attempts to take a shot in the second quarter," the photo should have more appropriately been captioned, "Maryland defenseman Goran Murray applies an illegal body- and cross-check to the head of Syracuse's Hakeem Lecky, knocking off Lecky's helmet in the process."
On a U.S. training team featuring some of the biggest names in lacrosse, everybody's talking about Matt Abbott (Nottingham). Find out why, and get starry-eyed with analysis of the 30 players to advance, by Sean Burns and Corey McLaughlin.
Both the Colorado Mammoth (4-6) and the visiting Rochester Knighthawks (5-3) look to rebound when they face off at Pepsi Center on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the matchup, which marks the Mammoth's 100th all-time home game, live on Altitude 2 and on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
Marianne Passmore remembers she and her husband taking their son, Spencer, to Hobart College lacrosse games when he was a little boy. Spencer is not little anymore, standing 6-foot-6. And come next season he will be playing for the Statesmen instead of cheering them on.
The following guidelines highlight the major points of emphasis for a youth lacrosse practice at the U9 and U11 levels. For information on U13 and U15 practices, check out these age-appropriate objectives.
Dan Dawson will join some elite company in the lacrosse world when he steps on to the Pepsi Center turf in Denver Saturday. That night, the Rochester Knighthawks forward will play in his 188th straight National Lacrosse League regular season game.
Each participant who raises $150 by Monday, March 31st at noon EST will receive two tickets to the team’s April 5th game against the Calgary Roughnecks, with the top 20 fundraisers being eligible to have their heads shaved by a Bandits player. All individuals outside the top 20, but still over the $150 threshold, will have their heads shaved at a scheduled time either before or during the game.
Seniors Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster (CBA-Syracuse) scored three goals apiece to lead No. 2/3 Syracuse to a come-from-behind 11-9 victory at No. 10/9 Boston College on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Orange improves to 5-0, 2-0 in ACC play,
The Elmira College women's lacrosse team's home opener against Buffalo State has been postponed due to snow. The make-up game will be rescheduled for a later date. The Soaring Eagles will now hold their 2014 home opener against Lycoming College, March 8th, at 1:00 p.m.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will take on Harvard at Soldier's Field Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday, March 1 for a 1 p.m. contest. The Big Red (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) will look to win its first Ivy League game of the season against the Crimson (1-1, 0-0 Ivy).
The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships are rapidly approaching! We’re all extremely excited. National teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!
Commerce City, Colo., will be the “Official Competition City” for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship. The FIL World Championship is being run by US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, and will be held from July 10-19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. A record 38 nations will participate, and the event is expected to attract as many as 150,000 spectators.
In high school, Nicky Galasso used his mother’s death as motivation to become the best player in Long Island history. Two foot injuries have slowed his college career, but now that he’s healthy at Syracuse, he’s ready for his return.
Before coming to SU, Lecky’s path took him from Jamaica, to Massachusetts and then to Connecticut. At Syracuse, he went from being a prized recruit, to redshirting, to being shuffled between the first- and second-line midfield units.
Major League Lacrosse announced Tuesday acquisitions from the League Player Pool in the wake of the partnership struck between MLL and LXM earlier this month that made LXM players eligible for MLL competition.
With 19 seconds to play on Jan. 25, he may have taken the most important faceoff of the season for the team thus far. The visiting Rochester Knighthawks had scored five consecutive goals to cut the Bandits’ lead to one and Rochester threatened to even the game. But Thorimbert won the draw, maintained possession and secured the Buffalo victory.
The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 for the first time in program history following its thrilling 10-9 victory over Lehigh, Tuesday evening from the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Bearcats (2-0) surged head in the final 3:30 behind a pair of late goals from freshman Bri Arthur (Watertown) to upend the host Mountain Hawks (1-1).
Binghamton (1-2) fell to visiting and 15th ranked Cornell (2-0) 14-8 late Tuesday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Big Red received six goals from senior attack Dan Lintner in the 11th meeting between the two upstate New York schools. Junior Paul O’Donnell scored a pair of goals and also added an assist in the loss.
The Great Danes ended Bryant’s two-game winning streak last Friday, taking a 20-13 win in Smithfield, R.I. Sophomore midfielder Rachel Bowles scored five goals and recorded four assists to notch a new career high in single-game points with nine. Bowles was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts.
Le Moyne College freshman attackman Alex O'Brien (Hanson, Mass./Boston College High) and junior goalkeeper Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia) have earned Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Three members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were honored by the Liberty League on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 23, 2014. Junior Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) was named Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week, freshman Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week, and sophomore Matt Hossack (Port Perry, Ontario/Port Perry) was named Liberty League Defender of the Week.
Binghamton University lacrosse coach Scott Nelson and his staff are planning a lacrosse camp that includes extensive individual instruction, along with daily participation in actual games. The goal of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse, while ensuring that each player leaves camp with a new appreciation for the game. Beginners are encouraged to attend. No experience is needed.
All-American Katie Ferris (Carthage) is profiled in this segment from the UMass Sports Insider. Ferris is one of the women's lacrosse program's all-time great scorers and is looking to finish her career by helping the Minutewomen reach the NCAA Final Four in 2014.
Nazareth tallied five goals in a span of 5:10 to tie Saturday's season-opener with visiting Springfield, 9-9, with 3:59 to play in regulation, but the Pride scored the next two goals to edge the Golden Flyers 11-10 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game.
Junior midfielder Tim Edwards (J-D) was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team split a pair of games against Air Force and No. 5 Denver at the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic.
“Last year, Bobby started in the scrimmages, and then at halftime of the Hopkins game, we put Dom in and he made five one-on-one saves and we won handily, so we stayed with it. We felt like Bobby was getting a little tight and needed a break to work on some things.”
The RIT men's lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 Liberty League) is the No. 1 team in Division III in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Coaches poll announced on Feb. 24. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 for the first time in the program's 47-year history with 380 points and all 19 first place votes, after a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind overtime win versus top ranked and defending National Champion, Stevenson University last Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Freshman Bri Arthur (Watertown) was named the America East Rookie of the Week after leading Binghamton to a 20-6 season-opening victory over Howard, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon. Arthur helped the Bearcats win its first season-opener in program history.
Syracuse is ranked first in the nation in scoring according the women's lacrosse national statistics released by the NCAA on Monday, Feb. 24. Individually, sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) ranks among the top five in three categories.
Senior defenseman Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was recognized as Defensive Player of the Week, for No. 7/8 Loyola, while goalkeeper Jack Runkel was named Goalkeeper of the Week after a pair of dominant performances in victories over Towson and Holy Cross. The Greyhounds defense only surrendered four goals in each of the decisive wins.
Hartwick senior guard Maria Foglia (Rensselaer, NY/Catholic Central) has been named the Empire 8 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, announced Monday afternoon. It marks the first conference weekly honor of the season for Foglia and the fourth of her career.
Just days removed from a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Hobart in its season opener, the No. 16 Cornell men's lacrosse team makes its first road trip of the season when it heads to Binghamton on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for a contest at the Bearcats Sports Complex at 4 p.m. Fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM or online through the Ivy League Digital Network with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call. Live stats and live video are available at www.BUBearcats.com.
Senior attackman Matt Springer scored a team-best four goals on Saturday, making history for the Binghamton men’s lacrosse program. With his goal late in the third quarter, Springer became the first BU player to eclipse the 100-goal mark. A Hamburg, N.Y. native, Springer is the all-time leader in goals (100), points (118) and hat tricks (14) at Binghamton.
Playing the role of Duke's Brendan Fowler, the title game MVP, was Maryland sophomore Charlie Raffa, who won 19 of 27 faceoffs. Raffa scored twice by taking the ball straight through the middle of the Orange defense during Maryland's 8-0 run, finding the back of the net in seven seconds or less both times.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, unveiled the YouTube Schedule for 2014.The MLL's YouTube channel (YouTube.com/MLL) along with The Lacrosse Network(YouTube.com/TLN) will carry 16 games in high definition this season, making the games available on a variety of platforms worldwide.
The Rochester Knighthawks will conclude their three-game road trip this weekend with a visit to Denver to take on the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, March 1st. The 9:00 p.m. game will be televised live on Altitude Sports (DISH Network) and streamed live on The Lacrosse Network’s YouTube channel. The contest will also be broadcast live via Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
A 10-goal scoring burst in the second quarter spurred the No. 5 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 16-8 victory over No. 2 Syracuse in front of 5,283 at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon.
The buzz surrounding reigning national champion Stevenson’s 15-14 overtime loss to the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., was that the ending was steeped in controversy. But that's not how Mustangs coach Paul Cantabene saw it.
It started with a seemingly wasted timeout with 75 seconds left and ended with a deflected shot trickling into the net in overtime, turning a certain Stevenson victory Saturday into a miraculous RIT triumph under the dome in Syracuse. Here's how it all went down:
Junior Casey Jackson scored with 0.2 seconds to play in regulation and Taylor Wisman scored with 2:17 remaining in overtime, giving the No. 2 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind win over No. 1 Stevenson University at The Carrier Dome.
“I chose Oneonta not only because of it’s affordable tuition but because I fell in love with everything it has to offer. Having a strong science department and a talented lacrosse team sparked my interest.”
Although Duke and Virginia are both 4-0 already, the rest of the lacrosse world is still just waking up. I mean, it is still February. Nonetheless, I officially started my 2014 season this past Saturday by driving to Batavia, NY to watch Brockport scrimmage Genesee Community College.
Sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) scored a game-high five goals to lead No. 2/3 Syracuse to an 18-14 victory in its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) debut at No. 9/13 Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 23. The victory is the first for the Orange in Charlottesville since 2004.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse suffered its first loss of the 2014 campaign, falling at fifth-ranked Denver on Sunday afternoon, 14-3, in the final game of the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic. The loss drops the Griffs to 2-1 on the season, while the nationally-ranked Pioneers improve to 3-1.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team won its second-straight game to the start the 2014 season, earning a 7-6 victory over Air Force on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic in Denver. The Griffs are now 2-0 to start the season for just the second time in the program’s history and for the first time since 2001. Air Force drops to 1-2 on the season with the loss.
Sophomore Sophie Racciatti (CBA-Syracuse) and freshman Bri Arthur (Watertown) each netted a game-high five goals to power the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team past Howard, 20-6, Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (1-0), who won its first season-opener in program history, tied the school record for goals in a game with 20.
The Roughnecks outscored the Knighthawks 5-1 in the fourth quarter and goalie Mike Poulin made a save on Stephen Keogh in the closing seconds to improve to 5-3. Rochester fell to 5-3 with the road loss, despite getting 32 saves from Matt Vinc.
Junior Casey Jackson (Victoria, BC/Claremont) scored with 0.2 seconds to play in regulation and Taylor Wisman (Seattle, WA/Inglemoor) scored with 2:17 remaining in overtime, giving the #2 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind win over #1 Stevenson University (1-1) at The Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University on Saturday afternoon.
No. 2/3 Syracuse opens ACC play on Sunday, Feb. 23 on the road against No. 9/13 Virginia. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va. The contest will be broadcast on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area. Fans can also follow the game with live audio on CuseTV on Cuse.com. Subscriptions to CuseTV are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Playing its first ACC conference game and facing its first ACC opponent since last year's national championship loss to Duke, Syracuse was dominated at the faceoff spot and everywhere else by Maryland. Syracuse allowed eight straight goals in the second quarter of 16-8 loss, the most lopsided defeat for the Orange since 2007.
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“I thought we played good defense, but we did not shoot well or have energy on the offensive end,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “We had our chances, and it was a clean game. But we still feel good; we have had two one-goal losses, we just need to play a little better.”
Nine different players scored goals as the nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened its season with a 12-4 win at Albright College Saturday afternoon in the second-ever meeting between the two programs. Albright (0-1) is currently coached by ex-Cortland assistant Jake Plunket (Homer).
Dan Lintner and John Hogan scored a pair of goals 35 seconds apart in the final moments of the fourth quarter to erase a one-goal deficit and lift the No. 16 Cornell men's lacrosse team to a 12-8 win over Hobart in its season-opener today on Schoellkopf Field. Despite the late game heroics by the offense, it was senior face-off man Doug Tesoriero that was instrumental in the victory, winning 20-of-24 restarts, including the final seven of the contest to help the Big Red complete the comeback.
Hobart College senior goalie Peter Zonino made 18 saves and limited nationally ranked Cornell University to just seven goals through the first 56 minutes of today's non-conference contest at Schoellkopf Field. Unfortunately for the Statesmen, the Big Red scored five times in the final three minutes to steal a 12-8 victory.
Syracuse’s problems at the X have been heavily discussed, dissected and analyzed since the Duke loss. But despite bringing in a new faceoff specialist – Mike Iacono – and spending more time practicing draws than ever before, SU once again struggled to take control of the ball.
On Saturday against Maryland, Syracuse head coach John Desko shuffled his attack rotation. Instead of the normal starting trio of Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue and Derek Maltz, Desko inserted Randy Staats on the first attack unit.
The Alfred University men's lacrosse team opened its 2014 season with a 20-4 victory over host SUNY IT Saturday afternoon. The Saxons got four goals and an assist from senior attack Brett Carroll (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) and three each from freshman midfielder Derek Bishop (Livonia) (two assists) and senior midfielder Brendan Sullivan (Stafford, VA/Kiski School) (one assist).
Red-shirt junior captain Richie Hurley scored six points and was one of three Saints to record hat tricks as Siena Lacrosse defeated Binghamton 13-9 in Vestal, N.Y. Reigning MAAC Rookie of the Week Jordan Barlow (four points) and MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Conor Prunty also tallied hat tricks.
The Saints, who were preseason MAAC favorites, had a trio of players record a hat trick powering them to their second straight win. Matt Springer paced Binghamton with four goals in the loss and in the process became the first BU player to hit the 100-goal mark in their 13-year Division I history.
Junior attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) recorded five points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 13-8 win over 15th-ranked Chestnut Hill College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Drexel University's Vidas Field.
Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This year the clinic will be held on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 PM at the Pittsford Community library (24 State Street, Pittsford, NY, 14534).
Rachel Bowles (CNS) scored five goals to go with four assists to lead University at Albany women’s lacrosse (1-0) past Bryant (2-1) 20-13. Freshman Dakotah Savitcheff (Canadaigua) scored four goals, while senior midfielder Ariana Parker had two goals and four assists.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will open the 2014 season with a 12 p.m. contest against Temple on Sunday at Schoellkopf Field. Last season, the Big Red finished with 10-6 mark and went 4-3 in conference play. Temple, whose women's lacrosse program just moved to the Big East conference, finished last season with a record of 9-8 overall and 4-3 in Atlantic-10 competition. The Owls are 1-1 on the season.
The Hartwick Hawks women's lacrosse team has its goals set high in 2014. The team, which begins the campaign Saturday against Mount Saint Mary at Wright Stadium, is under new leadership in first-year head coach Jackie Rutkowski who arrives after stints with her alma mater Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Albion College. Rutkowski has been pleased with the progress of the Hawks in the preseason and believes the program can have success in the coming season.
The Elmira College women's lacrosse team has pieced together a pair of eight-win seasons the last two years but missed out on postseason play in both seasons. This year, with a crop of new talent, along with the return of several key players, the EC women's lacrosse team is no doubt a postseason contender in 2014.
Andrew Wagner (Iroquois) has a burning feeling inside that even the cold, wintry weather outside can't extinguish. "There's always going to be a spot in my heart for it," Mercyhurst's senior defenseman said, referring to the 11-10 loss to Le Moyne in the NCAA Division II title game last May.
Luke Shilling doesn't have a driver's license yet, but he is on the road to success in lacrosse. He probably still hasn't figured out how to shave, or whether McDonald's Crench fries taste better than those at Burger King. He still uses words like "awesome" and "wow" and he doesn't have a girlfriend. But at age 16 and yet to play one second in a high school lacrosse game for Boys' Latin, Shilling has already verbally committed to play college lacrosse at Johns Hopkins.
The No. 1-ranked Orange (2-0, 0-0 ACC) begins a new era in its storied history Saturday, Feb. 22 when it hosts No. 7 Maryland (2-0, 0-0 ACC) at the Carrier Dome in its inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference game. Both Syracuse is coming off a thrilling 17-16 win in overtime against No. 10 Albany. The Terps dominated UMBC in their last outing, 14-3.
The action begins with Colgate heading to Lafayette at Noon, followed by Loyola University Maryland at Holy Cross and Lehigh at Boston University at 1 p.m. as both of the new members play their first Patriot League contest. The League slate of games wraps up with Navy at Bucknell at 3 p.m. The latter three games will all be available on the free Patriot League Network
Key returnees: Senior midfielder Joe Slavik (ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-American, scored team-high 33 goals); senior defenseman Brian Winterfeldt (second-team All-American); senior attack Cody Consul (third on team in points with 54 — 28 goals and 26 assists).
For the first time in 13 years, Bobby Wardwell gave himself the summer off. He eschewed the grind that made him one of the top high school goaltenders in the country, an All-American and a starter during his freshman year at Syracuse. After losing that starting job and watching a teammate backstop the Orange to the national championship game last year, Wardwell needed time away.
Kerwick coached his alma mater from 2002-08, leading the Statesmen to a Patriot League title in his first year on the sidelines and NCAA tournament appearances in ’02 and ’04. He was named Patriot League Coach of the Year in ’02 and shared the same honor in ’08, after Hobart had moved to the ECAC Lacrosse League.
League play gets underway this weekend in a big way as the Patriot League features four conference matchups, but that’s not the most interesting such game this weekend; that title belongs to Syracuse-Maryland.
Army (1-1) heads to the nation's capital seeking a second-straight win on Saturday, Feb. 22, as the Black Knights face-off against Furman for the first time in program history. In their first year of Division I competition, the Paladins are 0-3 on the season with losses to Lehigh, North Carolina and Air Force.
College lacrosse fans can see two great games for the price of one this Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Carrier Dome. No. 1 Syracuse hosts No. 7 Maryland in its ACC opener at 1 p.m. Then at 4 p.m. No. 2 RIT faces top-ranked Stevenson in a rematch of last year's Division III NCAA championship game.
Lamolinara, a product of St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, expressed interest in playing for the Terps after his senior season in 2010. Former coach Dave Cottle knew Lamolinara’s parents — who both graduated from this university — and though Cottle didn’t have the resources to offer a scholarship, he provided the goalie with a chance to walk onto the team.
The 2014 RIT men's lacrosse team have their sights set on another run to National Championship after a historic season in 2013. The Tigers qualified for its first NCAA Division III National Championship Game, set a school records with 19 wins, 321 goals and 503 points.
The game most people have had marked on their calendars for some time is the national championship rematch between Stevenson and RIT this Saturday at 4 p.m. Stevenson has one game under its belt this year, which was a 9-8 overtime win over York. Like last season, this is RIT’s first game of the year but unlike last season this game is being played as a part of a triple-header in one of the most storied lacrosse venues in the sport, the Carrier Dome.
With the sport of lacrosse growing rapidly in the United States, many Rush Henrietta youth girls have been participating in the sport with various clubs around Monroe County, only coming together for the Rochester Area Lacrosse League (RALL) in the spring. Many of the girls were playing on different clubs over the summers, and parents and coaches alike began to feel it would be nice to have these girls all play together in one club year round.
John Battaglino’s squad welcomes back 10 starters and 14 letterwinners after reaching the America East semifinals a year ago. The 2014 Great Danes return an experienced defense, midfield and their primary draw control specialist, Kathleen Lennon.
Enners Award (Most Outstanding Player)
Andrew Wagner, Mercyhurst: Related: Regrouping from their NCAA championship game loss won't be easy for the Lakers. But having the two-time Schmeisser Award winner as the most outstanding defenseman in Division II returning to his familiar spot down low will make the healing process a lot quicker.
Syracuse senior attackman Derek Maltz is one of 20 candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in the sport of men's lacrosse. The award, presented annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division I student-athletes in several sports, focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition.
The Rochester Rattlers announce the official on sale release of the 2014 Season & Group Ticket Packages. Along with the announcement that fans looking for season ticket or group packages can purchase their plans as of today, the Rattlers have also announced the opening of their new headquarters in downtown Rochester and new office contact information.
The Calgary Roughnecks (4-3) will host the two-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks (5-2) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the highly-anticipated Week 9 matchup live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
Twenty NCAA® lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men's lacrosse.
Upstate nominees: Colin Clive, Siena; Joe Fletcher (West Genesee), Loyola; Derek Maltz, Syracuse; Miles Thompson (LaFayette), Albany.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that Panama Jack will sponsor the Tewaaraton Award Watch Lists for a third year. The Tewaaraton Watch Lists will be announced in New York City on the evening of February 27, 2014. A host of former Tewaaraton winners, lacrosse stars and legends of the sport will be in attendance as the lists are revealed at this special reception.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Stephen Keogh is looking to have a personal best season in 2014 and by the looks of it, he might do just that.
Keogh, a product of Syracuse University, is in his third season in the National Lacrosse League and third with the Knighthawks. Prior to being drafted by the Knighthawks. He and Knighthawks Assistant Captain Cody Jamieson were no strangers before becoming teammates in the NLL. The duo led Syracuse to a National Championship in 2009.
Stevenson’s game on Saturday against Rochester Institute of Technology at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is being billed by many as a rematch of last year’s NCAA title game that the Mustangs won, 16-14, for the university’s first Division III national championship. That’s not how Stevenson coach Paul Cantabene (Irondequoit) sees it.
McCall Award (Most Outstanding Midfielder)
Kyle Aquin, RIT: It's not always easy to distinguish oneself amidst all the offensive talent on RIT, but Aquin managed to do it last year, capped off by his seven-goal outburst against Stevenson in the NCAA championship game. The Tigers will once again be loaded on the front end and Aquin, a junior, will once again get plenty of open looks in front of the cage.
The Canisius College women’s lacrosse team fell 24-6 to No. 1 North Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels (3-0) got off to a fast start, by netting five goals in the first four minutes of the contest, with Canisius unable to recover, dropping the Griffs to 0-2 on the year.
No. 11 UMass used balanced scoring as nine players recorded at least one goal to lead the Minutewomen to a 12-6 victory over Holy Cross at McGuirk Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Katie Ferris (Carthage) led the squad with six points on a pair of tallies and four assists while Tanner Guarino and Sam Rush added two goals apiece in the win.
It's been almost a year since Mike Powell (Carthage) returned to music. After a nearly two-year hiatus from his career as a singer/songwriter, he's stormed back onto the scene with frequent gigs around Syracuse and a new SAMMY-nominated album, "Kapow".
Attacker of the Year
Erica Geremia, Cortland: Last year we saw the start of one of those careers people talk about in Central New York. As a freshman, Geremia led Division III in points and placed third in Cortland's all-time single-season record book in assists (56) and points (111).
SU coach John Desko, who in Marr has an ally in his campaign to do away with the face-off — a topic for another day — agrees with the Danes’ coach in principle on returning lacrosse to the spring sport it used to be.
Recently, the Hartwick men's lacrosse team traveled to Bradenton, FL to train at IMG Academy. The academy features programs throughout the year in tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, football, and athletic & personal development.
Syracuse attackman Dylan Donahue has been named Brine Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 16, as picked by the IL staff. The redshirt sophomore from Camillus, N.Y., put up two big performances totaling 11 goals and three assists last week.
Former Colgate star Peter Baum '13 is joining the Major League Lacrosse organization that drafted him last year. The Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse announced Wednesday the addition of Baum to their playing roster for the 2014 season.
“ESPN has been a strong collaborator of ours for the last decade,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We are thrilled to continue this relationship and provide some of the best league matchups on ESPN3 so fans can enjoy MLL across platforms.”
Level 2 Sports, organizer of the annual Brine National Lacrosse Classic and Brogden Cup for the past seven years, is pleased to introduce its first-ever Laxplosion. The two-day youth lacrosse tournament for U13 and U11 boys and girls will be held on June 28 and 29 at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, MD, one of the finest sports venues in the country and home to the Brine National Lacrosse Classic that will be held immediately afterwards from June 30 – July 3.
"This is a life-altering injury." Those are the words of Dr. Richard Hinton, former physician for the U.S. women's team and a member of US Lacrosse's Sports Science and Safety Committee, when discussing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Stephen Keogh earned a spot in the Top 10 Plays from Week 8. His goal at 7:50 of the second quarter, which gave the Knighthawks a 5-4 lead, was selected as the ninth best play last weekend.
I thought I would wait a couple of days after the Buffalo Bandits’ 13-7 victory over the Philadelphia Wings to pen this blog. I wanted to get a feel for the strangeness it is to know this team will be away from the competition for almost three weeks. The team doesn’t play again until it hosts the Minnesota Swarm on March 8.
Now, after sitting out all but three games last season with a torn right ACL and two torn meniscuses, the SU defender is back and primed for success this season. After wearing No. 20 last season, Mullins currently dons No. 11 — a number that has become a defensive version of the program’s famed No. 22.
Senior Dominic Lamolinara played the first half in each of the Orange’s first two games, and junior Bobby Wardwell replaced him at halftime. It’s an approach SU has kicked around, and Desko said that the team will likely stick with against the No. 5 Terrapins.
No. 11 Maryland has looked overpowering in 16-3 and 14-3 routs of Mount St. Mary’s and UMBC in back-to-back Saturdays, but the team’s resolve will be tested in Saturday’s road game against No. 2 and new Atlantic Coast Conference rival Syracuse.
Donahue totaled 11 goals and three assists in Syracuse's two early-season victories over Siena and Albany. He's currently tied for tops in the country at seven points per game with Navy's Sam Jones and leads the country in goals by one over Virginia's James Pannell.
First up this week is the highly anticipated showdown in the dome vs. the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, Feb. 22. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be televised on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in the Syracuse and Albany/Hudson Valley areas.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team opens its 119th season this weekend as it takes on its oldest rival, Hobart, on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Schoellkopf Field at 1 p.m. The Statesmen, under first-year head coach Greg Raymond opened its season last weekend with a 12-7 loss to Siena. The game can be seen online through Ivy League Digital Network and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
Coming off a year where it finished 10-6, competed in the Ivy League tournament for the third time in four years, and defeated No. 7 Penn State in double overtime, the Cornell women's lacrosse team is ready to make a push in 2014.
On Saturday, February 22, the Catholic University men's lacrosse team will be hosting the first Face-Off for a Cause event of 2014. The event will start at 10:00 am with a youth lacrosse clinic in Cardinal Stadium followed by a collegiate lacrosse double-header.
"We're wasting time here with the sport as far as growing it. These games are outrageously good, and there's no place to put them," ESPN lacrosse announcer Eamon McAnaney said Monday in an interview after he took to Twitter with his opinions Sunday. "It's not just TV. I was watching the Virginia-Drexel game on my phone, and there's no one there. The field's surrounded by snow. Same thing with Hofstra-Marquette. I understand this year's a little outrageous as far as how much snow the Northeast has gotten, but it's supposed to be a spring sport."
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2014 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2014 Weekly Conference Honors page.
Scott Self of the Rochester Knighthawks is in his 14th season so he's been around the NLL long enough to understand what makes his team's defense corps so effective. "We play as a group,'' he says. ''The strength of our defense is that we make sure no one is on his own. We support each other. We dictate where (opponents) take their shots from."
After waiting a few weeks to get into the lineup, Mitch Wilde made his NLL debut a memorable one. The Buffalo Bandits rookie left his mark 3:01 into the third quarter of the Bandts' 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday at First Niagara Center. He took a lead pass from Chad Culp and then buried a shot on the break that beat Philadelphia goalie Evan Kirk for his first career goal.
Burke stopped nine Catamount shots and allowed only two of the three goals in his nearly 55 minutes of work. The Potomac, Md., product is one reason Colgate is 2-0 and sporting a 3.5 goals allowed average.
The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships are rapidly approaching. National teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!
To get a better understanding of concussions, we turned to two members of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee. Dr. Margot Putukian and Dr. Ruben Echemendia are world-renowned experts on concussions and were among the invited presenters at the 2012 International Consensus Conference on Concussions in Zurich, Switzerland.
Lacrosse was played at the 1904 Olympic Games, held in St. Louis -- it was one of just two Olympics (the other being 1908) to feature the Creator's Game as an official sport (it was brought back as a demonstration sport in 1928, 1932, and 1948). That year, Canada fielded two teams: The Winnipeg Shamrocks and the Mohawk Indians. According to a writer (unidentified) at Sports-Reference.com, the Mohawk team was nearly forgotten by historians:
After leading the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team to a win its season opener at Boston University, junior goalkeeper Alex Govenettio collected MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference on Monday.
For the second year in a row, the RIT men’s lacrosse team will open its season with a game against fellow Division III powerhouse Stevenson. Coach Jake Coon and his team would love to end the season against Stevenson for the second year in a row, too, with one rather important deviation.
The University of North Carolina remains at #1 in the IWLCA's second weekly poll for Division I Poll gathering all 400 first place votes. Syracuse University, the University of Maryland and Northwestern University round out the top four.
Sunday's anticipated rematch between No. 2 Syracuse and No. 10 Albany often shifted instantaneously in terms of score and momentum. But the one constant that emerged throughout 60 grinding minutes was the effective play of the Oragne's Randy Staats.
“Binghamton will challenge me both academically and on the field. As soon as I stepped on campus I fell in love with the school. The players made me feel like I was one if them and the coaching staff was outstanding. It is a great fit for me.”
The story here with the Triumph II is the increased mobility of the thumb. Added ribs and folds give you the best possible feel on the stick with minimal loss of mobility. The Triumph II glove added back hand venting and shorter cuff as well.
For Rochester Knighthawks defender and go-to faceoff man Dylan Evans, “focusing only on what you can control,” has been a piece of advice that he has truly taken to heart. In his fourth season in the National Lacrosse League and fourth with the Knighthawks, Evans is off to one of his best starts.
Freshman attackman Alex O'Brien (Hanson, Mass./Boston College High) opened his collegiate career with five goals and two assists to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 12-6 win over Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Orange (3-0) routed the preseason Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference favorites 18-6 in the Carrier Dome, upping their total margin of victory through three games to 64-13. The Orange is ranked No. 2 in the coaches' poll and No. 3 in the Brine media poll.
Approximately 20 minutes after leaving the Carrier Dome field, Ty Thompson sat at a table and talked about how his team had fought through adversity. His coach, Scott Marr, expressed pride and talked about the team's improved maturity and its ability to jump to the next level.
Remember the game show “Let’s Make A Deal”? Monty Hall used to give the contestants tempting and often blind choices – taking $50 in cash, or what’s behind Door #1, Door #2, or what’s behind “The Curtain.” Sometimes people would win getaway weekends to Hawaii, and sometimes they’d win a donkey cart, often complete with a donkey.
Midfielder Henry Schoonmaker scored 28 seconds into overtime to lift No. 1 Syracuse (2-0) to a 17-16 victory over No. 10 Albany (0-1) in front of 6,484 fans Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Carrier Dome. The goal was Schoonmaker's first career game-winner, capping a high-scoring overtime affair between the two New York rivals for the second year in a row.
#10 UAlbany fought back from down five goals to tie the game and force overtime, but was shocked by #1 Syracuse with a Henry Schoonmaker overtime goal 22 seconds in to fall 17-16 in front of 6,484 at the Carrier Dome.
“What a game in an unbelievable atmosphere,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “I can‘t say enough about my team to battle through adversity. We really competed at a high level today.”
Junior attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) notched his 100th career point and sophomore attackman Connor Cook completed his first collegiate hat trick in Army's first win of 2014, a 15-6 triumph at Virginia Military Institute Sunday afternoon at Drill Field #2.
Junior attackman Paul O’Donnell (Skaneateles) scored a career-high five goals, including the go-ahead goal in Binghamton’s 8-6 win on the road over Sacred Heart. His goal with 9:01 remaining in the fourth was the difference, pushing Binghamton to 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Senior Alyssa Murray moved into a tie for fourth place on the school's all-time goals scored list and led Syracuse to an 18-6 victory against Canisius on Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Carrier Dome. The home opener was played in front a crowd of 1,442 fans, which is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.
“I thought our girls battled to the end, which is a good sign, but you can’t spot a team an eight goal lead and expect to win,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “I thought Kayla played very well in net and Meghan Cuddy did a good job of finishing her chances. But, I also thought we struggled to clear the ball, when you can’t get it out of your end, chances are that ball is going to end up in your net.”
. . . But for many players whose season is just starting, there never was any sort of “off season.” They went from playing for their school to playing the tournament circuit with their club teams, filling the rest of the weeks with summer leagues, then started training for the next season with the start of the new academic year, ramping up with a few tournaments and culminating in preseason captains’ workouts and winter skills programs.
While that may be appropriate for collegiate players, it’s part of a culture in the sport that may be hurting the future of youth players and endangering the integrity of the game.
The game will still be regionally broadcasted on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout New York State. However, fans living outside of the viewing area will now be able to access Time Warner’s feed via watchespn.com.
Junior Tim Edwards (J-D) and sophomore Vince Gravino led the Griffs' offense in the victory. Gravino recorded team bests with five points and four tallies, matching his career high in goals. Edwards recorded four points and a team-best three assists, while also dominating at the faceoff X. The junior set career highs with 11 faceoff victories (in just 13 attempts for an.846 winning percentage) and eight ground balls.
The Rochester Knighthawks won for the first time on the road this season, handing the Toronto Rock a 17-9 loss on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.
Rochester improved to 5-2 with the victory and dropped Toronto to 3-4, as it suffered its first home loss of the season. The Knighthawks are now 2-0 this season against the Rock.
Freshman attack Jordan Barlow netted his first four collegiate goals including the game-winner as the Saints beat Hobart 12-7 at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Red-shirt sophomore goalie Tommy Cordts made 11 saves in posting his first collegiate win as the Saints earned their first victory of 2014.
Hobart College senior Alex Love scored twice and became the 14th Statesman to notch 100 career goals, however, the Siena College men's lacrosse team defeated Hobart 12-7 in the Statesmen's season opener played today on a snowy Boswell Field.
Their connection was evident in Syracuse's opening game against Siena. Rice finished with eight assists and Donahue with eight goals, part of a scoring machine that churned up the Saints with frightening efficiency.
What a difference a year has made for Anthony Cosmo. Last season, the Buffalo Bandits goaltender suffered through a disappointing season while his team was the only one in the National Lacrosse League to miss the playoffs. “I’d have to say it was one of the toughest years I’ve had, personally,” Cosmo said in looking back.
The Hartwick men's lacrosse team's scrimmage with RPI that was scheduled for Saturday at Wright Stadium has been cancelled. The Hawks will hold a scrimmage with SUNY Delhi next Saturday (2/22) at Wright Stadium at 9:30 a.m.
Below is a schedule of lacrosse games broadcast via the various media outlets as well as free online streams that will be available via LaxMagazine.com. Please note that times and channels are always subject to change.
The Rochester Knighthawks (4-2) will battle the Toronto Rock (3-3) on Saturday, February 15th at the Air Canada Centre. The 7:00 p.m. game will be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network’s YouTube channel and broadcast live via Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
The Marist men's lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 MAAC) defeated Stony Brook (0-1, 0-0 AE) in its 2014 season opener, 13-12. The Red Foxes have won the last three straight contests against the Seawolves under head coach Keegan Wilkinson.
This game features the two top ranked teams in the state of New York. UAlbany comes in ranked #10 in the USILA poll and #11 in the Warrior Media Poll, while Syracuse stands at #1 in the USILA and #2 in the Media Poll. Each won its conference last season, UAlbany taking the America East and Syraucse taking the Big East.
The No. 1-ranked Orange (1-0) welcomes No. 10 Albany (0-0) to the Carrier Dome for their annual meeting Sunday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. The game is the second half of a Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse doubleheader. In the opening game, Gary Gait's second-ranked women's squad hosts Canisius at 1 p.m.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team will play its toughest home schedule in the history of the program. Fans who come to the Carrier Dome this season to watch the Orange can win prizes and will receive coupons for free yogurt as part of an enhanced game-day experience that will be unveiled at SU's home opener against Canisius on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.
Jeff Tambroni has a theory on leadership.
“It’s said that the greatest leaders are exposed not when things are going well, but when they’re not going well,” the Hobart College graduate and current Penn State men’s lacrosse coach explained.
Reigning conference champion Nazareth College collected seven first place votes on the way to 49 total poll points to headline the 2014 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll. Nazareth is followed closely by Ithaca College, which secured 42 tallies and Stevens Institute of Technology rounds out the top three with 38 points in the annual coach's survey.
After capturing its second consecutive Liberty League championship in 2013, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team has been selected as the preseason favorite in 2014 in a vote of the league's head coaches. The Engineers received 79 points and six first-place votes. William Smith, with 69 points and one first-place vote was picked second. St. Lawrence 63 points and one first-place vote was third and Union 54 points and also one first-place vote rounded out the top four.
The rules for lacrosse are changing for the 2014 season regarding defenseless players. Hitting a defenseless player, and I’ll get to the definition in a bit, carries a more severe penalty. As I’ve been explaining to coaches since this rule change was announced . . .
Heavy snowfall up and down the east coast has forced the Army lacrosse game at VMI to delay face-off 24 hours to Sunday, Feb. 16, at noon. Originally scheduled for Saturday at noon, the Black Knights and Keydets will now meet for a sixth time a day later. Face-off will take place at Drill Field #2 on North Post in Lexington, Va.
February 15, 2014, will be the dawning of a new era in the rich history of Hobart College lacrosse. The Statesmen will compete in the Northeast Conference for the first time and be under the direction of first-year Head Coach Greg Raymond.
The two-time defending Liberty League champion, and 2013 Division III National Runner-up, RIT men's lacrosse team is the 2014 Liberty League preseason favorite in a vote of the league's head coaches. RIT was picked first with 43 points and received seven first-place votes. Clarkson and Union College are in a tie for second with 32 points apiece. Clarkson, who RIT defeated in the Liberty League Championship, received one first place vote.
Last season, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team took the world by storm with the best offense in Division I. Now the Great Danes look to repeat as America East champions and make a run in the NCAA Tournament.
Tewaaraton Award Alyssa Murray, Syracuse: People want to point to Kayla Treanor's explosive freshman season, but she might not nearly have piled up such impressive stats without Murray running the show on attack. Syracuse's dynamic offense runs through the Tewaaraton Award finalist.
Tewaaraton Award Lyle Thompson, Albany: The Great Danes will continue to play at a dizzying pace, giving the most talented Thompson a shot at the NCAA single-season scoring record. "[Coach] Scott Marr has his boys believing and playing a wide-open style of offense that disregards all stop signs," a rival coach said.
The only person who saw Jack Krzyston's monstrous 2013 season coming was Jack Krzyston. Coming off a sophomore campaign in '12 when he amassed just 10 goals and six assists while ceding much of his playing time to the likes of Tyler Russell, Brendan McDonald and A.J. Tingle, Krzyston was due to improve his production. But a 50-goal, 29-assist season for a team-leading 81 points, Liberty League offensive MVP and first-team All-American honors?
Syracuse attackman Kevin Rice calls in to chat about his near-record setting day against Siena and shares his thoughts on the 2014 lacrosse season with host Wesley Cheng on the Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv.
Offensively, the sophomore at Connecticut power Ridgefield uses his quickness, athleticism and ability to shoot on the run to create scoring opportunities. Defensively, Dearth’s physical attributes — coupled with a strong lacrosse IQ — allow him to get takeaways and groundballs and start transition opportunities.
Rhino Lacrosse is excited to announce the 2014 Summer Academy schedule! Our Academies offer players of all abilities an opportunity to work on their individual skills, team concepts, position specific training all in an up-tempo, and FUN environment that is second to none.
Winter is synonymous with snow, Christmas and … lacrosse? This year, perhaps more than any other, the coldest season and a sport which crowns a national champion on usually the hottest day in May have been linked arm-in-arm.
The men's college lacrosse season is barely underway, but already the best teams are making themselves known. What's unknown is how the the top 20 teams in NCAA Divsion I will respond to a variety of factors, including roster turnover, conference realignment and depth. Here are the very best in the game today — as I see it — and what to watch for as they continue play this season.
After a historic weekend, the Toronto Rock (3-3) looking to continue their winning ways at home when they host the Rochester Knighthawks (4-2) at Air Canada Centre on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the game live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
They play what their Native American culture calls "the Creator's game," and the Thompson three — brothers Lyle and Miles and cousin Ty — have helped create a lacrosse program at the University at Albany that inches closer to the longtime powerhouse they'll play on Sunday in Syracuse.
“I’m really excited. Obviously, I’ve worked hard at lacrosse for 20 years in the community, from the youth leagues on up,” Hogue told The Leader by telephone. “It’s a passion of mine and it’s exciting to be in this position with a great staff around me in a great lacrosse community.”
The Bombers dropped a 12-10 decision to top pick Nazareth in the 2013 Empire 8 Championship Tournament title game. Ithaca, who contested six nationally-ranked opponents during the 2013 season, returns 21 student-athletes from the team that went 12-6 overall, 5-2 in Empire 8 action.
[Lyle] Thompson (LaFayette) and North Carolina midfielder Chad Tutton are the only juniors on the list. [Joe]Fletcher (West Genesee) is the only collegian still in the running to make the final 23-player Team USA roster for the 2014 Federation of International (FIL) World Championship this July.
Returning IWLCA first-team All-Americans Taylor Cummings (Maryland), Alyssa Murray (Syracuse), Sloane Serpe (North Carolina), Barb Sullivan (Notre Dame), Kayla Treanor (Syracuse) and Taylor Virden (Duke) anchor Lacrosse Magazine's preseason listing of "Best Bets" for the 2014 NCAA Division I women's lacrosse All-American selections.
AU graduate Jake Spadoni, a former standout defender for the Saxons, will serve as a graduate assistant coach, while Connor Henderson, a former star attackman for St. John Fisher College, will serve as an assistant coach.
The William Smith College lacrosse team was voted to finish second in the Liberty League in 2014 by the league's head coaches. Two-time defending conference champion Rensselaer was picked to finish first this season.
The defending Northeast-10 Conference champion Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been picked fifth in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason poll, as announced by the association this week.
After going 11-5 in 2012 and 8-9 in 2013, Coach John Svec and Siena opened up the 2014 season with a 19-7 loss to Syracuse earlier this week. Siena once again plays in the MAAC, and should be considered a potential contender to win their conference. Big games out of conference for Siena include Cuse, Hofstra, Albany, and St. John’s.
After Tommy Palasek and Tim Desko left two years ago, many lacrosse fans assumed attack depth would be a point of concern for the Orange. After the emergence of several suitable replacements last season, Syracuse now has the opposite problem on their hands; all major contributors are back, along with a host of others with tremendously impressive resumes of their own.
Ted Nolan, who still serves as the Knighthawks Special Advisor to the President, will be behind the bench today as Latvia opens the 2014 Men’s Olympic Hockey tournament. The Latvians will battle Switzerland at noon live on MSNBC.
“Dangerous” Dan Dawson translates what it means to be a member of a team from the turf to the working world each and every day. From going to the firehouse to practice with the Knighthawks, Dawson knows how important it is not only to be a member of a team, but a leader.
The moment is seared into Scott Tota's memory.
It was the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA tournament and Tota, a freshman goalie who had beat out the incumbent keeper, Mike Kaminski – a guy who led the Red Dragons to the national semifinals the previous season – entered the game against defending champion Tufts on a roll.
Syracuse faced an inferior opponent in its season opener against Siena, and the Orange made sure the result reflected the talent gap. Syracuse's 19-7 victory on Monday was lopsided and never in doubt. Still, it's never too early to start learning about this year's team. Here are five takeaways from the Siena game (No. 10/12 Albany is coming to the Carrier Dome on Sunday for a much truer test).
The Hobart Lacrosse luncheon, originally scheduled for Feb. 5 but postponed due to a winter storm, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5. Sponsored by the Statesmen Athletic Association, the event is open to Rochester area lacrosse alumni, members of the SAA, and team parents. The luncheon will be held at Oak Hill Country Club, site of the 2013 PGA Championship.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and CBS Sports Network announced today the television schedule for the 2014 season. The Network will air 24 nationally televised games, up from 20 last season, including the 2014 MLL All-Star Game from Harvard Stadium, and the MLL Semi-Final and Championship Games.
The Israel Lacrosse Association recently announced that Ithaca College junior Matt Greenblatt (North Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) has been named to Israel's men's lacrosse national team for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. The championships will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver this July.
Syracuse has moved up one spot to #2 in the first week of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll. With a 2-0 record, Syracuse earned 366 votes to move past Maryland, which opens the season Thursday. Defending champions North Carolina remains in the #1 spot with 400 votes.
Sixth-year head coach Kathy Taylor has led Cortland to the NCAA Div. III semifinals each of the past three seasons. Last spring, Cortland finished 21-2 and won its 15th straight State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title. The Red Dragons tied a school record for wins in a season before being eliminated by Trinity College (Conn.) in the "final four".
Cortland has played in the NCAA tournament each of the last 13 years. The Red Dragons won national titles in 2006 and 2009, finished second in 2007, 2008 and 2012, and lost in the semifinals in 2003, 2010 and 2013. Cortland is a combined 125-18 over Beville's first seven seasons as head coach, including a 40-2 record the past two years.
Canisius finished their 2013 campaign 14-5 overall and 6-0 in the MAAC. The Golden Griffins defeated the Marist College Red Foxes 10-9 in the 2013 MAAC Championship title game in route to its record third straight MAAC Championship.
It's déjà vu all over again. For the second year in a row, alumni, parents and friends of the Colgate Raiders Men's Lacrosse team have successfully answered the Crown Family Challenge, earning a dollar-for-dollar match by meeting a $30,000 goal.
As the national governing body of lacrosse, we’d like to seize this opportunity to also celebrate diversity and inclusion in our sport. We all benefit from expanding opportunities for participation. As we make efforts to do just that going forward, we want to also share stories of past successes that celebrate inclusion.
In conjunction with Black History Month, US Lacrosse is sponsoring a ‘Lax For All’ essay contest that simply asks “What is the importance of diversity and inclusion in lacrosse?”
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team was as advertised in its season-opener: An offensive juggernaut, an effective defense and, as promised, an improved group at the faceoff position.
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The Corning area JV Gaffers finished the day by beating the Albany Power team 14-7 in the Championship Game. This avenged an overtime loss (11-10) to the same Albany team in the Gaffer's second game of the day. The players showed great determination and stamina, because they needed to play three games in a row (120 straight minutes of play) to become Champions.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, the defending NCAA Division II National Champion, has been picked to win its seventh consecutive Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship, as voted upon by the league's 12 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Monday.
The RIT men's lacrosse team will open the 2014 season in style with a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship when the Tigers take on 2013 NCAA Div. III Champion Stevenson University on Saturday, February 22 at 4 p.m. at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University.
NCAA D3 contender Cortland State took on the Iroquois Nationals in a preseason scrimmage for the Red Dragons and a World Games warm up/work out for the Nationals. You want a game report? Ok, here it is:
The Statesmen, who received one first place vote (coaches did not rank their own team), shared the second spot with Robert Morris University. Saint Joseph's University was picked fourth followed by Sacred Heart University, Mount St. Mary's (Md.) University, and Wagner College.
Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, will publish weekly NCAA Division I men's rankings every Monday through championship weekend in May on LaxMagazine.com. Check back each week to see who is rising, falling and new to the list. The rankings are compiled by LM staff.
Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, will publish weekly NCAA Division I women's rankings every Monday through championship weekend in May on LaxMagazine.com. Check back each week to see who is rising, falling and new to the list. The rankings are compiled by LM staff.
The SECTOR SPDRS College Lacrosse Preview – hosted by ESPN analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra – will air Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. The fast-paced, 30-minute show will capture the big picture storylines heading into the 2014 season.
The Rochester Knighthawks (4-2) are headed to Toronto this weekend to take on the Rock (3-3) after pulling off a big win at home over the Buffalo Bandits. The Knighthawks managed to end a two-game losing streak with a 9-6 victory over their thruway rivals and are looking to get their first road win of the season this weekend.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that it has partnered with some of the industry’s hottest mesh providers as well as a leader in pocket stringing and head dying.
Doyle went on to play at Syracuse University from 1993-1997, during which time he helped lead the Orange to 2 National Championships. He was named an All-American in 1994. According to Roy Simmons III (head of lacrosse operations at Syracuse), “Matt could have been one of the very best to play at SU, if it weren’t for his injuries.”
. . . You see, I’ve been closing in on RTD article #100 for a few weeks now, and last week when I counted past entries, I came to the conclusion that last week’s piece would be #99. I proceeded with that effort, thinking I’d do something special this week for the Centennial issue.
Then I counted again this week, just to make sure. This time, this week came out as #101. I counted again, and got 99.
I’m not going to count again.
When it comes to his own family, Lucas Quinn is part of the crowd. After all, both his older brothers play Division I college lacrosse at the University of Hartford, where his oldest brother, John, is a senior defender and middle brother, Evan, is a freshman goaltender. The Quinns’ father played lacrosse at Whitesboro (N.Y.) High School. But when it comes to Syracuse University’s Class of 2017 commits, Lucas Quinn stands alone.
In a game that UNC dominated seemingly from the start, [Abbey] Friend (Canandaigua) was making plays everywhere, also adding two assists to her five goals. One of her assists went to freshman Sydney Holman, who also had five goals in the game. Holman said that Friend’s presence on the field makes everything easier for her.
Early on, people were all about players like Lyle Thompson and Jordan Wolfe to win the Tewaaraton Award, but now that the season has kicked off, opinions are changing. Since it’s an award given out for actual accomplishments, this makes sense.
The No. 1-ranked Orange (0-0) hosts Siena (0-0) on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome in the season opener for both teams. The game will be televised live in Central New York on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Mark Larson and Dale Drypolcher have the call.
"I played on the CNY Road Hawks travel team in the summer of 2012 where I participated in the NSCLA Cup at Delaware University and the Young Guns tournament at the Maryland Soccer Plex. In the summer of 2013, I was on Team Syracuse for the National Brine All-American Classic."
Into this tradition of flair and showmanship steps Evans, a player that, to hear him tell it, has little interest in extra attention and has gone out of his way to show teammates he lacks any major ego. Unless he's sidelined by the tender ankle that he rolled in SU's final preseason game, Evans will officially debut as the Orange's new No. 22 on Monday against Siena.
For the eighth year John's friends and family are holding the John Mack Southern Tier Shootout to raise money to buy AEDs to make sure every field and organization has one, and to keep John's memory alive. (Video 1:11)
When the Rochester Knighthawks' defense does something historic, forward Cody Jamieson isn't surprised. For the second time in their 23-year history — and the first time in the opening half — the Buffalo Bandits were held scoreless. The Rochester defense held the Bandits scoreless for the first 38 minutes and 39 seconds of the game en route to a 9-6 win on Saturday.
. . . And while basketball, football, baseball and soccer have taken a big hit in terms of youth participation, lacrosse showed some major gains. The survey noted 770,000 youth participated in organized lacrosse in 2012, up 158 percent from its 2008 estimate.
Junior attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) scored a pair of goals and an assist to lead an Army lacrosse team that came up on the short end of a 6-5 decision against Massachusetts on Saturday morning at Michie Stadium.
The addition of two new programs – multi-time national champion Syracuse and Notre Dame – to the league this year has created a men's lacrosse “super-conference,” akin to the old Big East in college basketball or the current-day SEC in college football.
Syracuse senior faceoff man Chris Daddio was as baffled and frustrated as anyone with his up-and-down performance in 2013. One of Daddio's lasting, unpleasant memories from an otherwise great season for Syracuse was getting pulled in the NCAA title game after getting schooled repeatedly by faceoff star Brendan Fowler, who did that to plenty of opponents.
It’s almost a cliche – a young boy grows up playing a game, hoping against hope that someday he’ll have the chance to play for his hometown team. Tonight, Joe Resetarits will do exactly that once again for the Buffalo Bandits.
from Gordon Corsetti / Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Blog
Coaches and players in U13 and U15 youth divisions across the country need to start planning how to substitute without the use of the sideline horn. My old post, “When Can I Call For A Horn?” is somewhat outdated with the new 2014 High School and Boys Youth Lacrosse rules.
Army and UMass lift the lid on a new season against one another for the fourth year in a row. The Black Knights host the Minutemen on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., in a game moved up a day due to impending weather concerns. It was originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9, at noon. Due to the date adjustment, the game will now be free of charge.
The Big Red, under interim head coach Matt Kerwick and minus several huge contributors from the 2013 team, will take on the Iroquois National Team in a scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Schoellkopf Field. It will be the first of three scrimmages over the next two weekends as Cornell eyes its season-opener in two weeks against visiting Hobart.
A record 38 nations have been confirmed to compete in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, which will be held July 10-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., the ""Official Competition City" for the 10-day event, which is expected to attract as many as 150,000 visitors.
The ACC makeover is already underway, creating a super conference for one year before Maryland departs for the inaugural Big Ten season in 2015. With the addition of Syracuse and Notre Dame from the Big East, the ACC now includes five Top 10 teams -- No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 6 Duke and No. 8 Virginia -- along with No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 17 Boston College.
The Rochester Knighthawks (3-2) will try to remain unbeaten at home this season as they take on the Buffalo Bandits (5-1) on Saturday, February 8th. The 7:30 p.m. game will be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network’s YouTube channel and broadcast live via Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Syracuse coach John Desko, who guided his alma mater to last year's NCAA tournament championship final, where it lost to Duke, 16-10.
The National Lacrosse League late Thursday night announced a 1-game suspension for Rochester Knighthawks forward Joel McCready, the result of a post-game altercation with Edmonton’s Jeremy Thompson last Saturday.
Due to impending inclement weather expected to hit the Hudson Valley this Sunday, the 2014 Army lacrosse season-opener against Massachusetts has been moved up a day and will be played on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Michie Stadium. Free admission to the game is now being offered.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team has rallied around sophomore attack Whitney Corby in the wake of a serious car crash she was involved in at the end of December 2013. Corby was on her way to the gym near her hometown of Coming, N.Y., around 10 p.m., when her car skid on black ice and crashed into a tree. She was pulled from her vehicle and air lifted to Robert Packer Hospital with a fractured skull, head trauma, a broken collarbone and a bruised lung.
Northwestern University women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has long mined Rochester and New York to supplement a program that has won seven national championships. The Wildcats have now lined up one of their first players from Syracuse.
To say Travis Ford made his mark at the Maverik Showtime National Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight in July would be an understatement. The sophomore midfielder at Webster Thomas High School (N.Y.) showed he has one of the best shots in the nation by winning the Class of 2016 all-star game halftime shooting contest, hitting the 96 mile-per-hour mark.
The conference realignment that swept through college football has reached college lacrosse, and has generated optimism and concerns among those involved in the sport. Those changes have already manifested for the upcoming 2014 season. For one, the NCAA tournament will grow to 18 teams because the number of automatic qualifiers has increased.
While the rest of the lacrosse world hones on Army’s loss of all-time leading goal-scorer Garrett Thul to graduation, head coach Joe Alberici’s Black Knights hit the field with more depth than ever in the veteran mentor’s previous eight seasons at the Academy. Alberici and his staff have much to be optimistic about with the return of four All-Patriot League players from a year ago, and will look to replace the All-American and Team USA attackman Thul by committee.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently hired Ithaca native Matt Dorn to serve as strength and conditioning coach for the Statesmen and Heron athletics departments. He replaces Bobby Fisk, who resigned in December to take on a similar role at Xavier University.
A trio of Cornell alumni – Mitch Belisle '07, Max Seibald '09, and Rob Pannell '13 – have been named to the United States men's lacrosse national team that will participate at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, which will be held July 10-19 in Denver, Colo. The Big Red players are the only representatives from the Ivy League to make the squad and Cornell, along with Syracuse, has the third most players on the team, following Johns Hopkins (5) and Maryland (4).
Former Syracuse lacrosse stars Matt Abbott, John Galloway and JoJo Marasco were named to the U.S. Men's National Lacrosse Team on Wednesday, Feb.6. Team USA will defend the gold medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship this July in Denver.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse was picked to finish as the runner-up in the America East with two first-place votes and 22 points, as picked by the league coaches. Stony Brook was predicted to win the league, garnering four first-place votes and 24 points total.
With the college lacrosse season starting, there is no shortage of questions waiting to be answered. Can Duke repeat, especially with the Atlantic Coast Conference adding Notre Dame and Syracuse and becoming a super conference, at least for one year? Will it be more difficult to get through an NCAA tournament field that grows to 18? Will a team emerge from outside the Top 10? Here are 26 storylines to follow as the season begins.
“Mitch brings a bunch of things to the table that we really like,” Teat said. “He’s come further and further along. He brings crazy speed out of the back end and he has a cannon for a shot. You don’t miss a beat having him out there on either end.”
Fletcher (West Genesee) will be joined on the roster by two Patriot League alums. Garrett Thul(Army), a 2013 West Point graduate, and Chris Eck (Colgate), a 2008 graduate of Colgate, will compete in the tournament which will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods Park from July 10-19 in the Mile High City.
X-Factors: A Nicky Galasso (Jr.) and A Randy Staats (Jr.)
Galasso has yet to play a healthy season since his ACC Freshman of the Year campaign at North Carolina in 2011. He came back in good shape this fall, but is currently sidelined with an upper-body injury that is not season-ending, coach John Desko said. On Staats, who broke Onondaga's all-time single season scoring record with 57 goals, 82 assists in 2013, Desko said: "We have to figure out how he's going to get on the field, and where and with who." In a scrimmage Saturday against Towson, Staats came off the bench and scored three goals. Good things could be ahead.
2. Syracuse: Scott Loy (20G, 4A) — Loy had a breakout campaign in 2013, helping Syracuse advance to the NCAA title game and taking pressure off of JoJo Marasco in the midfield. He will be the leader now with the departure of Marasco and Luke Cometti.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Hobart at Cornell, 1 p.m.
Two new coaches (Hobart's Greg Raymond; Cornell interim head coach Matt Kerwick) meet in an Upstate matchup. Hobart could have one of DI's best attack units, led by Alex Love. Cornell will start the post-Rob Pannell era after a tumultuous fall.
Five home games and two contests against schools that advanced to the national semifinals last season highlight the 2014 Canisius College men’s lacrosse schedule, announced by head coach Randy Mearns on Wednesday.
A select group of students from Nazareth College will receive on-the-job training from two of the area’s top professionals on Friday afternoon. The lacrosse team from Naz will train for two hours with Rochester Knighthawks’ standouts Joe Walters and Cody Jamieson. The Knighthawks were invited to practice by longtime Nazareth College Head Coach Rob Randall.
Duke University men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski recently announced the addition of Ben DeLuca to the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2014 season. DeLuca joins the Blue Devils after three seasons as the Cornell University men’s lacrosse head coach.
"It's helped to have a year under your belt and you know what expectations are. You know what games are going to be like. You know what practices are like," said Treanor, Syracuse's first freshman All-American. "You always want to play your best, and I think the pressure comes from putting it on yourself to try to play better."
A year ago, Syracuse was ranked outside of the top 10 in many preseason polls and closer to the mid-teens than No. 10. This winter, the program is getting the respect that an 11-time NCAA champion deserves.
For the fifth time in the past seven years, Siena Lacrosse is the preseason favorite to win the MAAC. The conference's seven head coaches also tabbed junior midfielder Conor Prunty as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.
Reigning America East champion University at Albany, the 10th ranked team in the nation, is the preseason favorite to retain its league title as the Great Danes were the unanimous pick in the preseason poll by the league's head coaches Wednesday afternoon. Albany received all five first-place votes and 25 points in a vote of the league's head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team.
ADVNC Lacrosse announced Wednesday the launch of the Lake Tahoe Summit Lacrosse Classic, a brand new youth tournament to be held June 20-22 in Lake Tahoe, Calif. ADVNC Lacrosse has partnered with Lake Placid Lacrosse to host the event.
DeLuca will replace former assistant Joe Cinosky, who left Duke last month to replace Travis Johnson as the full-time assistant at Mount St. Mary's. Johnson became the first coach of NJIT. Inside Lacrosse first reported the DeLuca hire Wednesday morning.
The Hobart lacrosse luncheon scheduled for today at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester has been postponed due to the winter storm. The Statesmen Athletic Association is attempting to reschedule the event and will announce the new date and time as soon as possible.
I first read Dave Campbell’s editorial “On Choosing to Play Division III” during my junior year of high school. It could not have come at a better time. I was entrenched in the college lacrosse recruiting process and I had my sights set on suiting up for a Division I program.
Members of the Cornell Men's Lacrosse team spoke in front of media as their season gets underway. Interim Head Coach Matt Kerwick, Junior Connor Buczek, Senior Dan Lintner and Junior Matt Donovan speak on the upcoming season and their thoughts on the team.
"We learned a lot this fall you know, it started with a tough situation and we learned a great deal from that as a program and the guys have done a really good job in terms of responding," said Kerwick. "We want to be one of the leaders on this campus in terms of, you know, dealing with situations like that, with hazing. We've learned a lot as a team." (Video 1:54)
Niskayuna High School freshman Lucas Quinn has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Syracuse University. Quinn competed for Niskayuna’s junior varsity team as an eighth-grader. The midfielder also considered North Carolina, Ohio State, Delaware and Penn State.
Mercer Island High School junior Evan Condon has made a verbal commitment to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy in New York. Condon accepted an offer to play at Army following an official visit to the West Point, N.Y. campus.
Alumnus Jonathan Rodak, and former attackman and midfielder for the Cazenovia College men's lacrosse team, has accepted a position with University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse. Rodak will serve as a member of the Fighting Irish operations staff and will be in charge of the logistics surrounding the team's travel, film, equipment, scheduling, sponsorship, camps/clinics and will also help with improving the experience of the Notre Dame players.
United Lacrosse is excited to announce The Great Upstate for Boys. The Great Upstate is a one day showcase camp. Players will be coached by NCAA coaches and United Lacrosse directors. The Great Upstate will put a great emphasis on helping its participants showcase their skills in front of college coaches. It will also give them the instruction they will need to play at the next level. If instruction, experience, and opportunities are what you value then The Great Upstate is the right fit for you!
Last week, Major League Lacrosse spoke with first time Team USA hopeful Garrett Thul of the Florida Launch, inquiring about the recent Champion Challenge and the upcoming final roster announcement for the World Championship games this July in Denver, Colo. This week, the League spoke with 10-year MLL veteran and current Rochester Rattler Kevin Leveille, who is vying for a spot on the US roster for the second consecutive World Championship.
The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team received votes in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Pre-Season Division III Poll released on Monday. The Golden Eagles were just shy of breaking into the top 20.
The Oswego native played collegiately at Limestone College (Gaffney, S.C.), the alma mater of Allen. While at Limestone, Howard led the Saints to a pair of NCAA Division II title games and four straight Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championships. Limestone advanced to the NCAA tournament each of the four years Howard competed.
Syracuse earned 20 first-place votes and is ranked No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason poll released on Monday, Feb. 3. The Orange garnered 368 points. Defending national champion North Carolina was picked No. 1 followed by Maryland at No. 2.
1. Albany: Lyle Thompson (50G, 63A) — Thompson showed the lacrosse world why he was Inside Lacrosse’s No. 1 recruit coming out of LaFayette. The junior tied the NCAA single-season scoring record with 113 points and enjoyed one of the finest offensive seasons in recent memory in his first season playing attack.
Maverik Lacrosse and ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra joins Lax.com to count down his preseason top ten for the 2014 college lacrosse season. Paul will highlight which teams he thinks have a chance to win it all in 2014, as well as which players to watch on each team. Check out Lax.com’s 2014 Preseason countdown.
Following the U.S. Men's National Team Blue-White game at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, Team USA has partnered with The Lacrosse Network on an all-access series entitled "Road to the Rockies: Making Team USA." The four-part series begins today and culminates on Wednesday, Feb. 5 with the announcement of the team's 30-man roster for the FIL World Championship, July 10-19 in Denver.
The announcement of the 30-man US Lacrosse roster is coming Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST. You can watch the selections on The Lacrosse Network, who also have a great series called "The Road to the Rockies" on the team you can watch here. However, we didn’t want to wait 48 hours for the team to be picked, so here are the guys I think should be on the roster of 30.
The Rochester Knighthawks (3-2) will try to remain unbeaten at home this season as they prepare to take on the Buffalo Bandits (5-1) on Saturday, February 8th. The 7:30 p.m. game can be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network’s YouTube channel and broadcast live via Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that local MLL player and former Bandit, Joe Smith, as well as various members of the Bandits will conduct four separate youth lacrosse clinics for boys and girls. The camps will be held on the following Saturdays: March 8, March 15, April 5 and April 26.
Disclaimer: The following account is pure fiction. I have no access to privileged information, and I have not spoken to anyone “in the know” about the anticipated announcement this Wednesday revealing the names of the 30 players named to the US National Men’s Team, which will compete in the 2014 FIL World Games this July in Colorado.
This is intended to for entertainment purposes only.
Following the U.S. Men's National Team Blue-White game at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, Team USA has partnered with The Lacrosse Network on an all-access series entitled "Road to the Rockies: Making Team USA." The four-part series begins today and culminates on Wednesday, Feb. 5 with the announcement of the team's 30-man roster for the FIL World Championship, July 10-19 in Denver.
Syracuse 12, Towson 11: In their third scrimmage of the preseason, the Syracuse Orange — continuing a trend of one-goal wins from last season — received a goal from Kevin Rice with six seconds left in the fourth quarter to outscore Towson 12-11, though the scoreboard was wiped clean after each quarter of play.
We kick off our look at the NCAA Division III season with a rundown of the teams that lie just outside of the top 10. There's plenty of talent here, so don't be surprised if they make some noise in 2014. The breakdowns continue next week, so keep up at LM's College Preview.
While the top of Division III remained largely unchanged in 2013, the bottom half of the Top 20 saw quite a bit of turnover. Five teams finished the season ranked in the Top 20 after ending up unranked in 2012.
Ever wondered what’s behind the game of Cody Jamieson? In 2013 alone, he was a National Lacrosse League and Mann Cup champion, so there’s got to be something fueling his motor, right? Right. Check out this video to hear Jamieson talk about the game, why he loves lacrosse so much and what it means to him.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-1) continued their strong play, extending their winning streak to five games, their first five-game streak since 2009, with a gritty 12-10 victory over divisional rival Toronto Rock (2-3) before 12,768 at First Niagara Center Saturday night.
Casey Powell led all runners in the game with nine points (3+6) in his return to the Mammoth roster. All three goals came in the first half, and were all game-tying scores for the home team to help set up a second half stand.
Attackmen Dylan Donahue and Kevin Rice continued their stellar play, combining for nine points in the contest. Donahue finished with a game-high five points (two goals, three assists) and Rice tallied four points (one goal, three assists). Junior Randy Staats added three goals in his first appearance for the Orange since transferring from Onondaga Community College.
Randy Staats didn’t take long to make his presence known. The heralded junior college transfer scored on his first two shots — just 37 seconds apart — and wound up with three on the day. Staats missed the Orange’s scrimmage last week, but a paperwork issue was resolved this week.
The Buffalo Bandits (4-1), riding a four-game winning streak that has them atop the NLL East Division, head into Saturday night’s matchup with the Toronto Rock (2-2) at First Niagara Center at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch the game live on TSN2 in Canada and on ESPN3 in the United States.
A sticker with two No. 51s – one for Shawn and one for his son Tucker – and the words “Braver than Brave” will adorn the helmets of NLL players this weekend. From Edmonton to Toronto and from Buffalo to Philadelphia, hundreds of professional lacrosse players will show support for one of their own.
National Lacrosse League players hold all sorts of full-time jobs when they aren’t on the field. Jamie Rooney’s situation, though, might be unique. The Buffalo Bandits forward could be the only car dealer to suit up in the NLL.
At first glance, it looked as if the Knighthawks offense was downright putrid last week during an 11-10 loss to Buffalo. Rochester had only three goals in the first three quarters and seemed hopelessly out of the game at First Niagara Center before finally finding the range in the fourth.
The quarterback for White’s offense is at X, setting up his play. It’s early in the game and as he drives the net and reaches the goal-line extended, he rolls hard into his defender. Coming out of the roll, he visibly uses his free hand to push off his defender, creating a clear path to the goal for himself. Oh, no. I hate the call I am about to make. Warding off. I have to do it, but I absolutely, positively hate it.
The #10/11 University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will get its first taste of action on Saturday, heading to Hamilton to play Colgate for a scrimmage at 1 p.m. This will be the first of two weekends of scrimmages for UAlbany, hosting the following action next Saturday against Princeton and Penn.
Due to the death of Bucknell freshman Joe Walsh, the Bison won't attend Saturday's event and Syracuse will face only host Towson. The teams will play at 11 a.m. and are scheduled to play four full quarters, with a fifth that could be switched to running time.
Following the U.S. Men's National Team Blue-White game at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, Team USA has partnered with The Lacrosse Network on an all-access series entitled "Road to the Rockies: Making Team USA." The four-part series begins on Sunday, Feb. 2 and culminates on Wednesday, Feb. 5 with the announcement of the team's 30-man roster for the FIL World Championship, July 10-19 in Denver.
Mike Accursi will have to pack a second bag when he travels to Edmonton this weekend, following his move from the front office to the front door with the Rochester Knighthawks. The 38-year-old forward signed a one-year deal with the back-to-back champs after serving as the Knighthawks Team Operations/Assistant Coordinator for the past six weeks.
The Rochester Knighthawks (3-1) will fly to Edmonton (4-0) to battle the top team in the West Division on Saturday, February 1st. The 9:00 p.m. game against the Rush will be broadcast on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950espn.com. The game will also be carried live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.