Defense has always been what Niskayuna boys' lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang called the hallmark of the Silver Warriors' program. This season, the defense has once again been a significant factor in the team's success and it will get another chance to showcase its strengths on Saturday.
For the fourth time, Section Five selected first and second team All-Section players. The 2014 first team lists sixteen players and includes the ten All-Americans previously announced."It's always difficult to choose from so many talented players," said Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon. To be nominated each player was required to be selected to their first team all league (except Independent teams).
“We’re really pleased that we were able to win Section 4,” she said, “and on the any-team, any-day philosophy, we’re going to go in there and give them everything we’ve got and be happy with the outcome, whatever it is.”
Future University at Albany women’s lacrosse player Alie Jimerson was one of two recipients of the Tewaaraton Native America Scholarship presented by US Lacrosse, the foundation announced on Thursday night.
Hours upon hours of training go into becoming a division one athlete, let alone one who is preparing with her team to compete for a national title. In the case of Golden Griffin lacrosse player Caroline Ogden, all that training might have meant nothing had it not been for a small piece of motherly advice. Ogden says "My mom's been good about telling me about self check and stuff like that."
To anyone who knows the Thompsons and the Iroquois community of people, Thursday night’s ceremony was nothing short of monumental. The expression on the face of Miles' and Lyle's father, Jerome Sr. or "Ji," told the story.
William Smith College junior Rachel Hughes continues to earn awards after a record-breaking season, being named the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year and earning a spot on the ECAC All-Star first team.
The Rochester Knighthawks will host the Calgary Roughnecks in Game Two of the Champion’s Cup Finals on Saturday, May 31st. The 8:00 p.m. game at The Blue Cross Arena will be broadcast live on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950espn.com.
Christian Brothers Academy and Vestal will face off tomorrow at 11AM at Ithaca High School. CBA is coming off a 20-4 victory over Section X opponent Massena yesterday evening and a 17-11 victory over Watertown in the Section III Class B finals on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, Vestal won their Section IV Class B final last week against Section IV power, Corning 10-8. The winner of this game advances to the state semifinals against the winner from Section I/Section II.
Mike Hasen is perfectly willing to listen to anyone who wants to argue the merits of how important having previous championship game experience will mean Saturday night to his Rochester Knighthawks. He's just not going to agree with the premise.
Maryland's Taylor Cummings and Albany's Lyle and Miles Thompson (LaFayette) were named Tewaaraton Award winners for the 2014 collegiate lacrosse season on Thursday, May 29th. Cummings is the fourth Terrapin player to win the award in its 14-year history. The Thompson's - brothers who play on the same attack line - are the first co-winners of the honor.
After dazzling the lacrosse world with amazing talent and ability, Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), brothers, teammates and Native Americans, were honored as co-winners of the 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy.
This honor was bestowed at the Tewaaraton Ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Honored guests included the many of the Thompson family, the UAlbany coaching staff, plus numerous lacrosse supporters and players and coaches from around the country.
This is a historic day for the world of lacrosse, with the Thompsons, members of the Onondaga Nation, becoming the first Native Americans to be honored with the Tewaaraton Trophy.
Layne Collins scored seven goals, Connor Fields had four and Adam Dimillo had three to lead Bishop Timon-St. Jude to its fifth consecutive Monsignor Martin title Thursday in a 14-7 win against St. Joe’s at All High Stadium.
Whether or not the Rochester Knighthawks are fans of the National Lacrosse League’s new playoff format, they do know this much: They’re very comfortable with having Game 2 and the possible clincher on their home floor.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team enjoyed a record-breaking season in 2014. Two student-athletes who were instrumental in the Orange's success were honored at the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award ceremony on Thursday, May 29. Senior Alyssa Murray and sophomore Kayla Treanor were both finalists for the award, which is given to the top female and male lacrosse player in the nation.
Harvard women’s lacrosse’s Marisa Romeo (CBA-Syracuse) has been selected as one of 11 freshmen and 88 overall players in the tryout pool for the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Lacrosse announced. Tryouts will be held at Georgetown University June 13-15.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson, University at Albany attackman Miles Thompson, and University of Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings as the winners of the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award, presented Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse players in the United States.
The YRL Unsung Hero Award recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who make contributions on the field and promotes positive traits off the field, including being hard-working, humble, honest, kind and enthusiastic.
Level 2 Sports has announced the Upstate New York boys’ teams for the 2017 division and the Middle School Academy that will compete in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. The players were selected from regional tryouts and will represent Upstate New York in the Brine NLC July 1-3 at the Maryland Soccerplex at Boyds, Md.
Corning’s girls lacrosse team boasts two All-Americans and put eight on the Section IV Class B All-Conference teams, it was announced Thursday. Senior midfielders Neena Merola and Taylor Mathis were named All-Americans from Section IV, along with Vestal’s junior attacker Tomasina Leska.
Syracuse senior Alyssa Murray and sophomore Kayla Treanor are two of the four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for women's lacrosse. The list of nominees was announced on Thursday, May 29 by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
How much has happened since the five Tewaaraton Award finalists were announced back on May 8? One was named the Most Outstanding Player for the NCAA tournament. Another earned both the Turnbull (Best Attackman) and Enners (Most Outstanding Player) Awards for the year from the USILA. Another earned the USILA's Schmeisser (Best Defenseman), and the one who didn't play in the NCAA tournament — but did begin his Major League Lacrosse career — was named both the USILA's MacLaughlin (Best Midfielder) winner and the Senior CLASS Award honoree.
Since the Tewaaraton finalists were named on May 8 — one day before the start of the NCAA tournament — Maryland's Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty, Syracuse's Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor, and Florida's Shannon Gilroy each watched 20 teams battle it out before they took the field on May 11 thanks to a first-round bye for each of their top-ranked teams. For the first time in the history of the Tewaaraton Award, four finalists took the field in the championship game between No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 Syracuse.
For the longest time, it looked like this might finally be it; the first time Kingston High wins a girls lacrosse regional match. And, for the longest time, it appeared as if the Tigers could do it, hanging tough for 37 minutes with Section 2 champ Shaker.
The goals came quick, leaving Minisink Valley in a three-goal hole three minutes into Wednesday's opening-round Class B state girls' lacrosse tournament game against Burnt Hills. After the loss, Minisink Valley senior midfielder Heather Molander called that opening barrage "a wake-up call." However, Burnt Hills wasn't nearly finished lighting up the net at unseasonably chilly Dietz Stadium.
The three top seeds won their trips to Buffalo today as Fairport scored four goals in the last five minutes of the game to defeat Pittsford 7-6. Penn Yan was a 17-5 winner over Pal-Mac and Victor played a close game with Canandaigua, eventually winning 12-8.
The National Lacrosse League has announced broadcast information for the Game Two finale of the 2014 NLL Champion's Cup Finals series between the Rochester Knighthawks and Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET. In the United States, the matchup will air live on ESPN3, including the WatchESPN app, along with Altitude (DIRECTV channel 681 and Dish Network channel 410) and ROOT Sports Pittsburgh (DIRECTV channel 659 and Dish Network channel 428).
Griffin Feiner no longer lives the life of luxury now that feeder Jordan Evans has taken all of those assists to another playground. But the Jamesville-DeWitt High School attackman isn't exactly hurting, either.
Maybe it was an emotional hangover from Saturday's huge sectional final win over West Genesee. Maybe the Corning Hawks' zone defense was that good. Whatever the case, the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets were forced to rely on their defense down the stretch to hang on for a 6-4 victory over the Section IV champions today in a regional boys lacrosse playoff game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Trailing top-seeded Brighton by a goal with a little over three minutes remaining, the No. 2 Victor girls lacrosse team didn't panic. Blue Devils Bridget Flynn and Kaci Messier scored late goals to give Victor an 8-7 win and the Section 5 Class B championship on Wednesday at Webster Schroeder High School.
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Most teams, Adam Belica said, would be ecstatic. But not the Quakers. This was just business as usual. Belica, a senior attackman, and the rest of the Orchard Park boys lacrosse team won the Section VI Class A championship Tuesday night, downing Clarence, 10-9, at Robert Rich All-High Stadium in Buffalo.
Much can be said about the Skaneateles girls lacrosse offense. The Lakers had seven girls register multiple goals in the Section III, Class C finals Tuesday, and the team racked up 52 goals over the three sectional games. But goalie Malorie Olin and the Skaneateles defense's statistics have been just as impressive.
Sophomore Kayla Treanor and senior Alyssa Murray were the nation's top two individual scorers and Syracuse was the highest scoring team in the country in the final NCAA women's lacrosse statistics. Treanor led the nation with 117 points, while Murray was right behind with 110, helping the Orange to a total of 493 in 2014.
Lake Placid Lacrosse is hosting more than 245 teams playing in 18 divisions of competition during the 25th Annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, August 4-10. As part of this celebration, Lake Placid Lacrosse is standing behind Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to promote awareness of WWP’s mission and to help raise funds to assist this generation of servicemen and women who were injured while serving our country. A series of special events will be incorporated into the week-long tournament as part of the Legends of Placid Lacrosse celebration of the event’s first twenty- five years in Lake Placid.
On a night that featured three different 1 vs. 2 matchups for Section V lacrosse titles, Fairport stole the show in the Class A final. Trailing 6-2 midway through the fourth, the Red Raiders stormed back for a dramatic last-second win.
Niskayuna junior midfielder John Prendergast led the way for the Silver Warriors as they captured their 13th Section II title with a 14-7 win over Shenendehowa Tuesday night at the University at Albany.
Albany Academy’s perfect season was in real danger in the Class B boys lacrosse final Tuesday. With six minutes remaining in the first half, Queensbury’s Ben Willows caught a pass from Tim Voorhis, faked a shot high, and buried it low for the first-half hat trick. The goal gave the Spartans a 6-2 lead, but Albany Academy would not give up another goal until there were 27 seconds remaining in the game.
Niagara-Wheatfield thought this would be the year. With a core of offensively-gifted seniors on their farewell tour and a defense that proved marginally better from a season ago, the bounces tended to favor Falcons boys lacrosse throughout their 11-5 season.
Five seasons ago, on the day Penn Yan's dynastic domination of Section V Class C boys lacrosse came to an end, Mustangs coach Brian Hobart said without a moment's hesitation, "This program is not done. We will be back." Fast forward to 2014 at Webster Schroeder High School, and true to Hobart's words, the Mustangs are in the midst of stringing together another reign of excellence.
The two stalwart programs were joined by a first-time champion as Akron won the Class C title in dramatic fashion on an entertaining evening of lacrosse before an estimated combined crowd of 2,500 Tuesday at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium.
Hamburg held off a late surge from Niagara-Wheatfield, defeating the Falcons, 10-9, in the Class B Section VI championship game at All High Stadium on May 27. The win gave the boys lacrosse program its seventh sectional title in eight years. The Bulldogs fell to Wheatfield in 2011.
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Post-season honors continue to come in for members of the Syracuse women's lacrosse team. Womenslax.com has named sophomore Kayla Treanor its Player of the Year. Treanor and seniors Alyssa Murray and Kasey Mock were named to the All-America team.
The Upstate girls high school lacrosse team won the Seneca Division of the U.S. Lacrosse women's national tournament this weekend in Bel Air, Md. There were 20 players primarily from the Syracuse area participating on the team that played in the tournament which also served as a tryout for the U19 team that will be selected to play in the World Cup next summer in Scotland.
Ultra rare Syracuse Lacrosse poster by upstate New York artist Bob Conge. Originally released in 1991, Jack’s Heritage has brought this back to help raise money for Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership. Free Jack’s Heritage tee with purchase.
The 2014 Player Pool will be open on Tuesday, May 27, a day after the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game. The Player Pool will ONLY be open to college seniors not selected in the 2014 Collegiate Draft, and will allow them to potentially be picked up by Major League Lacrosse teams in the 2014 season.
The former SU lacrosse great joins the program now that rival Duke has captured its second title in a row. How are the Blue Devils doing it? "Duke's doing what Syracuse did in the late '80s and throughout the '90s and 2000s," Ric says.
Having lost three of four heading into the Section 4 playoffs, the Chenango Forks boys lacrosse team did not exactly have the look of a Section 4 champion. Three victories later, the Blue Devils had secured their first Section 4 Class C title since 2009. The reward is a meeting against top-ranked and defending state champion Cazenovia at 8 tonight in the finale of a state regional tripleheader at Cicero North-Syracuse High School.
To see [Jeremy] Thompson (LaFayette) at the top of this list shouldn’t be a surprise. He was a durable presence in all 18 regular-season games and finished with a career-best 17 points on 9 goals and 8 assists. He won 235 faceoffs, scooped 165 loose balls and forced 23 turnovers, all career-bests.
What the Cyclones, who lost to CBA in this same sectional final a year ago, found out was that, while the Brothers are not quite the two-player show that Marisa Romeo and Taylor Poplawski put on during last spring's state title run, a trio of sophomores might end up just as good.
A normal occasion for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team in 2014 may involve a stumble or two at the outset, but within minutes a pattern of total domination is established, and the result is a lopsided victory. South Jefferson tried, in vain, to offer an alternative to this script in Tuesday night's Section III Class C final at the Carrier Dome, but a tremendous defensive effort, followed by a second-half scoring onslaught, pushed the Lakers past the Spartans 17-6 for its second consecutive sectional championship.
Hannah Elmer scored seven goals and had two assists and West Genesee unleashed a year's worth a vengeance in crushing Cicero-North Syracuse 17-6 Tuesday to win the Section III Class A high school girls lacrosse championship at the Carrier Dome.
Ben DeLuca became emotional as he addressed the media Sunday afternoon, saying it was impossible to describe the feelings he was experiencing in the wake of the Duke Blue Devils’ second consecutive championship. “I don’t know if I can put it into words,” said DeLuca, who joined the Duke staff just a few days before the team’s first game of the season.
SUNY Potsdam senior lacrosse goalie Ryan Duffy (Liverpool) joined teammates Rob Kunz (Immaculate Heart) and Jeff Love (Immaculate Heart) on the North's roster in the 73rd annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South All-Star Game Sunday at M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
Rochester Knighthawks Championship Game Tickets are currently on sale at ticketmaster.com. The Knighthawks will host Game 2 of the Champion’s Cup Finals series on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
CLASS A - 2014 SERIES: Tied 1-1 (OP won 9-7 on 4/8, Clarence won 12-7 on 5/6)
This will be the fifth straight year that these two teams have met in the sectional finals. OP has won 3 of 4 of the previous meetings, with the Red Devils lone title in 2011.
A number of key players graduated from the Clarence High School boys lacrosse team, which continues to send players to the college level. And fortunately for this year’s Red Devils, the current group of seniors has been up to the task in keeping the program among the best in Wester New York.
A little more than a year ago, the Canandaigua and Victor boys lacrosse teams played one of the most memorable championship games in Section 5 history. The Braves ended up winning 11-10 in triple overtime. Fans will get a chance to see the match-up again in the Class B championship on Tuesday.
Once his high school career is over, Kyle Marr will spend a year at a prep school called the Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario. Former Major League Lacrosse player Brodie Merrill is the director of the program. The U18 prep coach is Merrick Thomson, who played for Scott Marr at UAlbany. He set the wheels in motion for Kyle to attend Hill Academy where he will spend a year improving his skills before he follows in the footsteps of his father and uncle and attends Johns Hopkins.
No. 2 Syracuse's comeback attempt from a seven-goal second half deficit came up just short in a 15-12 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship final on Sunday, May 25 in Towson, Md. The Orange finishes the year with a school record 21 wins as it made the second appearance in the national championship game in program history.
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The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations of twenty-five players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, Academic All Americans sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country. The Head Coaches of thirty-six teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.
D-III North: Goals: Mike Devine 3 (Eastern Connecticut); Sean Lawton 2 (WNEU); Tyler Brooks-Lambert 2 (RIT); Trevar Haefele 2 (Nazareth); Tim Lawrence 1 (Plattsburgh); Robert Santangelo 1 (Union); Dan Hanley 1 (Bowdoin); Adam Knapton 1 (WNEU); Taylor Wisman 1 (RIT); Peirson Fowler 1 (St. Lawrence); Collin Clark 1 (Nazareth).
Assists: Jack Krzyton 1 (RIT); Tim Lawrence 1 (Plattsburgh); Sean Lawton 1 (WNEU); Conor O'Toole 1 (Bowdown); Joe Slavik 1 (Cortland); Pat Slawta 1 (Ithaca).
In the Seneca division, Upstate New York leads Pool A with a 2-0-1 record while DC Metro 2 (3-0) and New Hampshire/Vermont 1 (2-0) are both undefeated after the first day.
In the Oneida division, Western New York/Greater Rochester 1 went 2-0 on Saturday including a 12-10 win over New Jersey North 2 to lead Pool A. In Pool B, Adirondack and Illinois/Wisconsin are both 2-0-1 including a 9-9 tie between them.
The Rochester Knighthawks rallied twice but fell just short in a 10-7 loss in Game One of the Champion’s Cup Finals. Game Two of the series shifts to Rochester onSaturday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
“We are honored to have the American Forces Network carry the MLL All-Star and Championship Games,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “This will ensure that our servicemen and women all over the world will have the opportunity to enjoy the best MLL action this summer.”
The last four semi final games were played on Saturday and the tournament seeding held, as the top two seeds in both Class B and Class C won their contests. It was not without, for the most part, high drama and well played challenges by all but one of the games.
Amidst a busy year of growth and expanding infrastructure, the overarching goal of US Lacrosse remains—to provide the national leadership, investment and administration required to responsibly grow the sport in the best interests of current and future players. Everything we do is grounded in the experience of those who play, and we remain focused on improving the quality and consistency of resources in order to attract and retain players.
ESPN's next #SCFeatured segment, to debut on the 10 a.m. ET SportsCenter on Sunday, will tell the story of Albany's Thompson Trio — brothers Miles and Lyle, along with their cousin Ty. The feature will air several times throughout the day. Alf Jacques, "The Stick Maker of the Iroquois" will narrate the piece.
Casey Greene, with one deft move, one well-timed dive and one perfectly-placed shot, helped deliver the Section III Class A championship the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team has waited more than two decades to reclaim.
A few things didn't go right for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team early in Saturday's Section III Class C final against Homer at the Carrier Dome. Face-offs, normally secured, when to the other team, and the normally-sharp Lakers attack was having difficulty finding any sort of consistency. Soon enough, though, the Lakers reminded everyone why it was undefeated, won two of the last three state titles, and has every intention of adding a third state crown in two weeks' time.
Senior Griffin Feiner scored five first-half goals as J-D went out to a 14-6 lead at the break, and the Rams kept the Spartans at bay in the second half to win its sixth consecutive Section III title, 23-13, on the Carrier Dome turf.
The nationally third-ranked Trinity College women's lacrosse team held top-ranked Cortland scoreless for 29 minutes, 56 seconds spanning the first and second halves and held off a late Red Dragon rally to earn an 8-7 victory Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Championships hosted by Gettysburg College. Cortland had its school-record 22-game winning steak snapped and finished 22-1 on the season and tied for third nationally for the fourth consecutive year.
The list of finalists for the women’s Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the best college lacrosse player in the game, is down to five. Four will be on the field in the NCAA title game. The display of talent is one of numerous subplots between No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 Syracuse entering their NCAA final on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
Northwestern and Maryland have dominated women's lacrosse, combining for 17 NCAA championships. On Sunday, Syracuse hopes to win its first. Orange sixth-year head coach Gary Gait knows nothing but success. He was part of three national championship squads (1988-90) for the Syracuse men. As an assistant with Maryland's tradition-rich women's program, Gait was part of seven national championships (1995-01).
Judd Lattimore (Auburn) has been named the new head coach of the men's lacrosse program at the College of the Holy Cross, director of athletics Nathan Pine announced. Lattimore joins the Crusaders after spending the last two seasons as the top assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of his coaching career, he has helped lead four different schools to NCAA Tournament appearances at the Division I level, in addition to coaching in two NCAA Division II championship games.
In the final interlude of the Section III girls high school lacrosse championship, several players are taking timeout this weekend to play in another tournament. Following semifinal games of the Section III tournament on Friday night - some that ended after 9 p.m. - multiple players got on the road with their families for a trip to Baltimore where they are playing in a U.S. Lacrosse national tournament.
The Penn Yan Mustang lacrosse team defeated the Little Irish of Aquinas 8-7 on Friday afternoon in Waterloo. The #1 seed Mustangs had to hold off a hectic comeback try by the #4 seed Irish in the 4th quarter. Penn Yan entered the final stanza leading 8-3, but Aquinas tallied 4 times to close the gap. The Rochester Irishmen had one final chance to tie the score with seconds remaining. But a desperate shot went wide as the final horn sounded.
Fairport's Jake DeLorme, front, lets out a scream as his Red Raiders celebrate advancing to the title game with an 8-6 victory over Thomas during Section V Class A semifinal boys lacrosse action between Fairport Red Raiders and Webster Thomas Titans at Eastridge in Irondequoit Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse program reached the season's final day once before, a loss two seasons ago that sticks with the Orange's veteran players even now. Sunday night's national title game against Maryland won't reverse that old result for the second-seeded Orange. But it would mark a substantial step in Syracuse's steady evolution into one of the sport's powers.
Born with sticks in their hands, The Thompson Trio belong to the Iroquois Nation, a confederacy of 6 unique tribes that is known as the progenitors of modern day Lacrosse games. With great pride, games of Lacrosse are entwined into the religious structure of the Thompson Trio belief system.
The unbeaten and nationally top-ranked SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team brings its 22-0 record to the NCAA Div. III "final four" this weekend hosted by Gettysburg College. The Red Dragons face third-ranked Trinity College (18-2) in the national semifinals on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Kyla Sears' instinctive plays on the lacrosse field are so quick they outrace her ability to remember some of them. Against Christian Brothers Academy this season, the Skaneateles High School freshman "got a really nice pass and I went through a couple of people and I scored, I guess. I don't really remember it that much," she said. She just remembers the excitement.
Coll and fellow attack Kyle Marr made sure the Plainsmen would not suffer another set back to the Scotties in a win-or-go home contest on Friday. Coll beat Scotties goalie Jon Blake six times and Marr finished with a game-high 10 points (two goals, eight assists). Half of Marr’s assists were to Coll including the first and last tallies of the game.
Glens Falls boys lacrosse coach Tim Lowe doesn’t like going into a game with no knowledge of the other team, but that was the hand he and his team were dealt Friday in the Section II Boys Lacrosse Tournament. It ended up not being much of a problem for top-seeded Glens Falls (8-7), which overcame a slight early deficit to beat fourth-seeded Cambridge 14-9 in a Class C semifinal at Putt LaMay Memorial Field.
Jill Girardi and many of her teammates experienced a thrill last year during Watertown’s run to the championship round of the Section 3 playoffs in girls lacrosse. Now on the strength of a semifinal victory over Frontier League foe Carthage, the Cyclones will be returning to the Carrier Dome and aren’t just satisfied with another appearance in the title game.
The Vestal Golden Bears claimed their third straight section title after beating the Corning Hawks 10-8. The seniors were not only happy about winning another section title but they finally got over the hump and were victorious over Corning in a big game.
The Rochester Knighthawks trek to the Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Roughnecks in Game One of the 2014 NLL Champion's Cup Finals on Saturday May 24th at 9:00 p.m. The Knighthawks and Roughnecks played once during the regular season back on Saturday Feb 22nd in Calgary. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4731#sthash.wnjmfjmH.dpuf
Friday's Class C: Two semi final games were played today setting up the teams for the Class C finals. Penn Yan held off late advanced by Aquinas, winning 8-7. Pal-Mac held off a late attack by Gananda and made the final three goals to win 11-7. Penn Yan will play Pal-Mac at 5:15 on Tuesday at Schroeder.
The entire season, Syracuse had proclaimed that this was a “national championship or bust” year. But at that point, the goal represented a final hurdle far in the future. Entering Friday’s national semifinal game, it would fall on Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor to take on the scoring load, something they had struggled to do in the first two games of the NCAA tournament.
Tewaaraton Award finalists Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor combined for 16 points to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a 16-8 victory against Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. The Orange will make its second appearance in the national championship game on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. where it will face No. 1 Maryland.
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West Genesee came in focused for today's Class A sectional semifinal against Baldwinsville. And it showed, as the Wildcats dominated at the draw circle, controlled possession and rolled to a 13-2 victory over Baldwinsville at Christian Brothers Academy.
Another year, another trip to the sectional finals for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team. The Lakers scored 10-straight goals to take a commanding lead in the first half and cruised to a 19-4 win over the LaFayette Lancers in the Section III, Class C semifinals at Liverpool High School Friday.
Senior defender Kyle McQuiggan (Skaneateles) and senior midfielder Jake Quinn of Union College has been named to the USILA Scholar All-America Team by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Both players will compete for the North Team in the USILA/LaxWorld Division III North-South All-Star Game this Sunday in Baltimore.
"He's going to kill me, but when we went to Mr. Murph's house, any of the older kids who came into that house, Paul interviewed them every time," said Yorktown head coach Dave Marr, who's a year older than Carcaterra. "He would ask question after question after question, to the point where some of the guys would be like, "OK, I gotta go.' Paul has always been like this."
Concluding her career at UMass as one of the all-time great scoring threats, Katie Ferris (Carthage) added one more milestone to her career with IWLCA Second-Team All-America honors on Tuesday. In four years for the Maroon & White, Ferris became the all-time leading career point scorer (330), goal scorer (211) and assist leader (119) in program history. Her 330 points are the 15th most in the history of NCAA women's lacrosse.
As of Friday morning, about 70,000 tickets had been sold for the three-day event at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, which with walk-up sales would put it on pace to match last year's 79,179 in Philadelphia. It's a far cry from the record 123,225 fans that flocked to Baltimore in 2007. Attendance has declined every year since.
Michael Zingaro got a chance to live the dream. Lakeland/Panas already had a little momentum when the senior goalie came running up the field with the ball just before halftime. Nobody got in the way. And when the only logical thing left to do was take a shot, he calmly skipped the ball into the cage and gave the Rebels even more energy.
By the time 6:30 was gone, Yorktown had already struck for the first four goals of the game in the light rain. If that wasn’t enough in the way of thunder, the sound of actual thunder could soon be heard in the gray sky over White Plains High, causing a half-hour delay. It was just a delay of the inevitable.
The Dick's Sporting Goods Lax Jamboree, presented by ER Lacrosse, being held at the CNY Family Sports Complex in Baldwinsville May 31 - June 1 has openings for one girl's team each at the 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 grade divisons.
Arrive early and bring your walking shoes if you plan to attend the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal between Syracuse and Virginia on Friday at 5 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Because of Towson University's commencement ceremonies, there will be no parking available in the Johnny Unitas Stadium lots until about 6 p.m.
Homer lost to LaFayette by three goals in the regular season. But the Trojans had all of the answers tonight in a 14-7 victory over the Lancers in a Class C sectional semifinal at Chittenango High School.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that Game One of the 2014 NLL Champion's Cup Finals series between the East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks and West Division champion Calgary Roughnecks will air live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 26 on Saturday, May 24th at 9:00 p.m. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4734#sthash.FvJW5DDs.dpuf
A 6-5 home win Thursday over Williamsville East in the Section VI Class B semifinals ensured the second-seeded Falcons will face off against the top-ranked Bulldogs in the sectional championship for the fourth straight season. Niagara-Wheatfield won the title in 2011 but fell to Hamburg each of the last two seasons.
As young girls, Amy and Kelly Cross spent their free time playing lacrosse in the backyard of their Oreland, Montgomery County, home. For the last two years, the sisters have been playing together on a much bigger stage - the Syracuse women's lacrosse team. And this weekend, the two midfielders will reach the pinnacle of their sport - the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse Final Four.
The Vestal girl's lacrosse team dropped both their regular season games against Corning this season. When it mattered though, in the Section IV Class B title game, the Golden Bears got the best of the Hawks.
A couple days after upsetting two-time defending sectional champ and top-seed Johnson City, Chenango Forks kept its run alive. The Blue Devils edged Maine-Endwell 11-10 on Thursday to win the Section IV Class C boy's lacrosse title.
Potsdam goalie Katelyn Bloom didn’t let a tough break get in the way of a championship. Bloom was left scrambling to find a new helmet immediately before the game, but once she did, she turned aside 10 shots to help the Sandstoners keep Canton from defending the Section 10 Class C championship on Thursday.
Fayetteville-Manlius and West Genesee meet at noon on Saturday at the Carrier Dome for the Section III championship. It's a rematch of last year's championship game when the Wildcats beat the Hornets 6-5 in double overtime. That was the only loss of the season for F-M, which beat West Genesee twice during the regular season but could not slay the beast when it mattered most. The Hornets had multiple chances to win the championship game including a shot that banged off the pipe in overtime.
For the fourth straight year it will be Frontier and Lancaster meeting for the Class A girls lacrosse title. Frontier won its semifinal game, 9-8, over Clarence while Lancaster defeated Orchard Park, 13-9.
The two teams split close games in the regular season. Round 3 was every bit as entertaining, as Clarence held off a second half surge by Lancaster to advance to the Class A Finals next Tuesday against Orchard Park.
Holly Turner, who finished with three goals and one assist, scored on an 8-meter shot with seven seconds remaining to lift second-seeded Pittsford to a 10-9 win over third-seeded Webster Thomas in the Section V Class A lacrosse semifinals on Thursday.
The Syracuse and Northwestern women's lacrosse teams are each one win away from the NCAA Division I championship — and a Section V reunion. Seven former players from Rochester dot the rosters of two national powerhouses, and 14 will be competing for men's and women's titles in Maryland this holiday weekend.
The Corning Hawks wanted no part in leaving any doubt. Since becoming a unified district lacrosse program three years ago, the Hawks have been looking up at Ithaca in terms of the Section IV lacrosse hierarchy. Two regular season wins against the Little Red provided a strong hint and Corning's 12-3 rout of Ithaca Thursday in the Section IV, Class A championship served as proof of a clear shift in power.
There’s no doubt that the 2014 Syracuse men’s lacrosse season ended in disappointment on May 11 in a 10-9 loss to Bryant at home in the NCAA first round. While the game will linger in the minds of all Syracuse players, coaches and fans until the 2015 season gets underway, this year also should be remembered for a mid-season resurgence that got the Orange to the playoffs in the first place.
Arrive early and bring your walking shoes if you plan to attend the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal between Syracuse and Virginia on Friday at 5 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Because of Towson University's commencement ceremonies, there will be no parking available in the Johnny Unitas Stadium lots until about 6 p.m.
Syracuse tries to take a step closer to its first national championship when it takes on Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship on Friday, May 23. Opening draw at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. is set for 5 p.m. The Orange is the No. 2 seed in the tournament while the Cavaliers are the sixth seed.
The ride broke Baldwinsville down and moments of familiar offensive efficiency by West Genesee finished the Bees off. The Wildcats defeated Baldwinsville 12-8 in a Section III Class A boys lacrosse game at Bragman Stadium on the campus of Cicero-North Syracuse.
Chadderdon (Auburn), the fourth Dolphin to receive the Lt. Donald McLaughlin, Jr. Award in the last 11 years, is the first Dolphin to be honored with the award since his brother, Matt '11, was the recipient in 2010.
A year ago, the Owego girls lacrosse team faced a Maine-Endwell squad it had beaten twice during the regular season with the Section 4 Class C title at stake, only to have the Spartans eke out a 14-13 victory. Now, following another regular-season sweep of M-E this season, the Indians are hopeful of avoiding a similar fate when the two teams meet 8 tonight in the Section 4 Class C final at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.
She is finally enjoying nearly a full season with the Cyclones after being sidelined for the past two seasons with first a back injury and then several knee injuries, which could have proved devastating to her athletic career.
Senior Colin King (Christian Brothers Academy - Syracuse) was named this week to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-American team as well as the Association's National Academic Honors both presented by Northwestern Mutual.
The unbeaten and nationally top-ranked SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team brings its 22-0 record to the NCAA Div. III "final four" this weekend hosted by Gettysburg College. The Red Dragons face third-ranked Trinity College (18-2) in the national semifinals on Saturday at 1 p.m.
US Lacrosse today announced the 88-player tryout pool for the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team, with tryouts to be held from June 13-15 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After the three-day tryout, approximately 36-40 players will be selected to the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team, which will train as part of the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Surrey, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
The Northwestern-bound attack scored her most important goal of her final season, the game-winner during the third overtime Wednesday night to defeat Niskayuna, 9-8 at the University at Albany for the Section II Class B title.
Corning will play Ithaca this evening for the Section IV, Class A boys lacrosse title and it’s the Hawks, not the five-time defending sectional champion Little Red, who will have to guard against overconfidence.
Abbott has made 96 saves so far this season, compiling a save percentage of 72.7 and has helped lead the Comets (12-5) to a semifinal game in Section 3’s Class B tournament, where they’ll face Frontier League foe Watertown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Chittenango.
The Rochester Knighthawks and the Calgary Roughnecks don't get together often but, when they do, sparks fly. The home-and-home Champion's Cup showdown is the first-ever playoff meeting between these teams but we can get a strong hint at what is about to transpire by checking out recent regular-season tilts: they clashed once a year for the last two years, in Calgary both times, and each team posted a one-goal win. Goaltending was a key factor.
The University of Albany student-athletes come from the Mohawk and Onondaga Nations out of upstate New York. They are incredibly dedicated to their people, heritage and traditions. The feature (see trailer above) will debut during the 10 a.m. Sunday edition of SportsCenter and will re-air throughout the day.
Three days after the men’s lacrosse national champion is crowned on Memorial Day, Miles and Lyle Thompson of the Albany Great Danes will make their way to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian for a special announcement.
When the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team opened up a seven-goal lead late in the first half of last Tuesday’s Section III Class C quarterfinal against LaFayette at Alibrandi Stadium, it bore a resemblance to the two times the Brothers prevailed in head-to-head meetings in April. And that’s where the resemblance would end.
A leader for the Orange on and off the field, senior captain Billy Ward (Baldwinsville) was named to the 2014 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team on Tuesday, May 20. Ward is the fifth player in school history to receive the honor and fourth in the last seven years.
Union College will have three representatives at the 73rd Annual USILA/LaxWorld North-South All-Star Game, to be held Sunday (May 25) at 10:00 a.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The North team roster was recently announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
For the first time, we are assembling our best high school players in each grade to compete head-to-head with the best Canadian high school players. Teams will be announced on August 1st. Games will be played in mid-late September.
Senior standouts Shane Sturgis (Downingtown, Pa.) and Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua) will participate in Monday's USILA Division I/II North-South Game at M&T Bank Stadium for the South Team. The annual all-star game is set for 10 a.m. prior to the NCAA Division I Championship Game.
Hamburg, the top-seed in the Class B girls lacrosse playoffs, defeated No. 8 Williamsville South, 18-5, at Howe Field on May 20 in the quarterfinals. Hannah Fredriksen assisted on a goal and gave Hamburg plenty of scoring opportunities by winning 25 draws on the evening.
We say goodbye to Westhill, ranked No. 10 a week ago and bounced out of the Section III Class C playoffs by LaFayette, which is playing its best lacrosse going into its semifinal game against No. 1-ranked Skaneateles.
Frontier senior Jeff Taylor said that his team’s mind set heading into the playoffs was to just win, and nothing else. The Frontier Falcons lacrosse team took care of business in the opening round, with a 13-2 victory on their home field over West Seneca West on Tuesday May 20, thanks in part to crisp offense and seniors stepping into big roles.
Last week, the Geneva girls lacrosse team defeated Finger Lakes League rival Palmyra-Macedon by a goal. The teams met again in the Section 5 Class C quarterfinals on Tuesday, and this time it was the Red Raiders who came out on top, 12-11.
Three things were in steady supply Tuesday night: rain, goals and car horns to acknowledge them. Inclement weather forced the bulk of a healthy home crowd to their cars for Salamanca’s Section 6 Class C quarterfinal boys’ lacrosse opener. But it was no matter for the top-seeded home team, which pounced on visiting No. 8 seed Lewiston-Porter for a 15-2 halftime lead and a 20-6 win.
From the moment the final whistle blew on Somers’ loss to Yorktown in the sectional semifinals last season, the goal for 2014 was set: Win a sectional title. One year later the Tuskers are on the cusp of doing so for the first time in program history.
This week, we also welcome LaFayette into the poll. The Lancers beat CBA on Tuesday in one of best games of the tournament. They come in at No. 8 and perhaps should be ranked higher. They own a regular-season win over Fayetteville-Manlius, the No. 1 seeded team in Class A. And they are the team everyone in Class C worries about most, including No. 1 ranked Cazenovia.
Last week, the Geneva girls lacrosse team defeated Finger Lakes League rival Palmyra-Macedon by a goal. The teams met again in the Section 5 Class C quarterfinals on Tuesday, and this time it was the Red Raiders who came out on top, 12-11.
St. Lawrence University Director of Athletics Margie Strait has announced that Dr. Jodi Canfield '91, who has coached the women's lacrosse team for 15 seasons, has been named an Assistant Athletic Director and will transition into her new role for the fall of 2014. Ashley Pike (Watertown), a former standout at Syracuse University and a five-year assistant to Canfield, has been named the new head coach for the Saints for the 2015 campaign.
Walters, along with Knighthawks Broadcaster Craig Rybczynski, will preview Game One of the Champion’s Cup Finals. Rochester will battle the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, May 24th at 9:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Throughout the remaining 2014 season, the Rochester Rattlers and the Northeast FCA Lacrosse program will team up for several different events, including the FCA Summer Lacrosse Training Camp for members on June 6th-8th at Roberts Wesleyan College and the NEFCA Lacrosse Day Camp July 29th-31st also at RWC.
The play was supposed go elsewhere. It always does. Freshman Matt Eccles found himself unattended on the right side of the goal and the play was about to find him. In this overtime sectional playoff game, Eccles couldn't decide if he wanted the ball or not. He did not have a choice.
The Maroons rallied for five-straight goals to tie the score with more than nine minutes left in regulation, and after giving up the go-ahead goal with 36.7 second, forced overtime with 4.6 seconds left.
It was a tale of two lacrosse teams for Watertown High School in first-round play in the Section 3 playoffs on Tuesday night. While the Cyclones girls team breezed to a 20-7 triumph over Auburn in a Class B sectional game on Tuesday, the school’s boys lacrosse squad wasn’t as fortunate as it was upended by [New Hartford], 13-10, at Watertown High School.
If the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team wanted to go all the way, finish a perfect 23-0 campaign and earn its third state Class C championship in four years, it would have to mass the most rigorous examination possible.
Each of Baldwinsville's lacrose teams have their own reasons to want to beat West Genesee. For the boys Bees, it means getting payback 12 months in the making. The girls Bees, on the other hand, simply want to turn things around from the humilation the Wildcats gave them earlier this month.
Schuylerville and Lansingburgh’s lacrosse seasons came down to a simple “next goal wins.” After one scoreless overtime period, Schuylerville’s Corwin Ackerman made sure it would be the sixth-seeded Black Horses moving on to the Class C semifinals.
The Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team wasn’t about to take any chances in the opening round of the Section II Class A playoffs, routing Christian Brothers Academy, 16-3 Tuesday afternoon at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium.
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. The honorees appear below both alphabetically and by school.
Senior midfielder Joe Slavik (Seton Catholic) and junior midfielder Matt Rakoczy (Albany Academy) were second-team All-America choices. Sophomore attack Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena) and senior defenders Stephen Burke (Yorktown) and J.T. Foltz (Auburn) were third-team All-Americans, while junior long-stick midfielder Patrick Brown (West Genesee) was an honorable mention selection. Slavik, Burke and Foltz are North-South all-star game honorees
SUNY Cortland sophomore attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee) and senior defender Jessica Lavelle (Fayetteville-Manlius) have been chosen as 2014 Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III first-team All-Americans. Both players were named to the All-America first team for the second straight year.
Baylor Rosenbaum gave host Pleasantville a comfortable five-goal cushion when he scored 19 seconds into the fourth quarter, but the Panthers were unable to rest comfortably. They had to hold off a furious Putnam Valley comeback before celebrating an 11-10 win in a Section 1 Class A semifinal Tuesday.
Benetti will call the action with Mark Dixon, a former midfielder for John Hopkins. Howard Deneroff, executive producer for WestwoodOne Sports, said about 50 affiliates nationwide will carry the broadcasts.
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2014. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
The rosters have been announced for the Division I/II and Division III USILA North-South Games. The 73rd edition of the event will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Division III All-Star game will be held on Sunday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. The Division I/II All-Star game will be held on Monday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Three members of the Syracuse women's lacrosse team have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for their outstanding performance this season. Senior Alyssa Murray and sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) have been named to the IWLCA All-America First Team, while senior Kasey Mock earned a spot on the All-America Second Team.
The honors continue to roll in for SUNY Potsdam senior lacrosse player Ryan Duffy (Liverpool). Today the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association named the Bears' goalie a second team All-American. In addition to seizing one of the sports' highest awards, Duffy has been selected to join teammates Rob Kunz (Immaculate Heart) and Jeff Love (Immaculate Heart) on the North's roster in the 2014 USILA/LaxWorld North-South All-Star Game this Sunday.
Johns Hopkins senior Taylor D'Amore (Canandaigua) has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Team it was announced Thursday afternoon. She was named to the first team for District II and will now move on to the national ballot, with the Academic All-America teams scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 3. D'Amore is the first Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors since Nancy Lentz in 1994.
Lacrosse Magazine gathered stories of NCAA tournament lore, straight from the mouths of champions, as part of our May 2014 edition. Extended versions appear here. Don’t get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 415,000-plus members today to start your subscription.
The Thompson Trio’s storied run has come to an end and, with it, the excitement that had surrounded the talented Great Danes attack unit. Senior cousins Miles and Ty Thompson — both recently drafted by Major League Lacrosse’s Rochester Rattlers — saw their college careers finish up on the turf at Hofstra University as Albany’s five-goal lead was eroded in the fourth quarter, and the Great Danes were ousted by Notre Dame in the extra period. The entire world of lacrosse seemed to be watching them.
It took nearly 62 minutes of gameplay to decide Monday’s girls lacrosse game between Cazenovia and Bishop Ludden/Grimes. Julia Catalano scored with 37.4 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime period to lift the Gaelic Knights to an 8-7 victory over the Lakers in the first round of the Section III Class C tournament. It was the second consecutive season that Cazenovia was upset as a No. 8 seed.
Michelle Savoldy scored an unassisted goal 38 seconds into sudden death overtime, giving the second-seeded Maine-Endwell girls lacrosse team a 14-13 victory against third-seeded Chenango Forks in the Section 4 Class C semifinals on Monday.
If only for a brief stretch Monday, it appeared Horseheads’ hypnotic offensive stall just might work in helping the Blue Raiders pull off a monumental upset of the top-seeded Corning Hawks. After Corning’s Sara Grapevine opened the scoring 70 seconds in, Horseheads methodically followed with three straight goals, while taking chunks of minutes off the clock with each score.
The No. 7 seed Canandaigua girls lacrosse team hung with No. 2 Victor through the first half of their Section 5 Class B quarterfinal game. However, the Blue Devils dominated the second half, going on to win 12-2 at Corbit Field on Monday.
Alan Locke is a former member of the Fayetteville-Manlius High School lacrosse team. Since graduating from F-M in 1997, he has moved to the greater Phoenix, Arizona area where he now coaches high school lacrosse. Locke said the biggest difference between coaching kids in New York and Arizona is that by the time they’re in high school, many players from the Syracuse area have been playing the game for almost ten years. In Arizona, it’s a different story.
Coming off a 22-0 drubbing to Niskayuna in its final regular season game, the No. 3-seeded Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys lacrosse entered Monday’s Class B quarterfinal matchup against No. 6 Amsterdam looking to set the tone early.
Under Armour and Corrigan Sports announced today the rosters for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic®. The nation’s top boys and girls high school seniors have been selected to the sport’s highest honor and will play in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, July 12at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD.
Four Section V lacrosse players — two boys and two girls — have been named Under Armour All-Americans and been invited to play in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on July 12 in Towson, Md.
This is his second-straight Under Armour All-America yearly award. Along with the honor, Fields will suit up for the North Team in the annual Under Armour All-America Boys Classic on Saturday, July 12th at 5 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.
Syracuse and Virginia will kick off championship weekend at the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship on Friday, May 23. The teams will meet in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes with a selection on Division III All-America teams for 2014. The IWLCA will honor the national All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
The USILA has announced its All-America selections for men's Division II lacrosse, with 51 earning honors ranging from the 12-member first-team down to honorable mentions. NCAA finalists Limestone and LIU Post are well represented, with the Saints netting six selections, including two first-teamers in Michael Messenger and Patrick Sheridan and the Pioneers with four.
Going into the 2013 season, MLL veteran Casey Powell led the League in All-Time points with 399, four over his nearest competitor, Boston Cannons own Ryan Boyle. Boyle broke the Florida Launch’s attackman record during the season and, while Powell came back for three games at the end of 2013, his six points were not enough to re-capture the lead. He did, however, help the Chesapeake Bayhawks win their fifth Steinfeld Trophy with stellar performances in both the semifinal and the Championship.
Even when you're the undefeated No. 1 team in the country playing on your home field, there's not much you can do when you run into an opponent that plays an almost perfect game. The RIT men's lacrosse team can attest to that following Sunday afternoon's rather shocking 21-11 blowout loss to Tufts University in the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Of all the 31 schools covered in the Big 30 area, only one plays varsity lacrosse. As such, the Salamanca Warriors are a natural fit. Lacrosse is as vital a sport to Salamanca as any. Just this week in Salamanca, at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, a new exhibit, ‘We Play Lacrosse’ will open Wednesday night.
Ian Grey, a senior long-stick defender at Shenendehowa, selected Providence College over such schools as Cornell, Dartmouth, Holy Cross and Sacred Heart. A vital piece to a Section II Class A championship as a junior, Grey looks to lead the Plainsmen to another title later this month.
Skylar Thomas totaled eight points, including four goals and four assists, and Kason Tarbell tallied three goals and four assists as Salmon River rolled past Colton-Pierrepont, 19-5, on Sunday in an Northern Athletic Conference boys lacrosse game.
Calgary hosts Game 1 on May 24, series heads to Rochester on May 31
The 28th season of the National Lacrosse League featuring the world's best players culminates with the 2014 NLL Champion's Cup Finals series between the East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks and West Division champion Calgary Roughnecks.
Bishop Timon attackman Connor Fields and the Tigers finally got it done in their third meeting against the Hill Academy of Ontario. With a seven goal barrrage in the fourth quarter, Timon rolled to a 16-11 victory.
Lacrosse fans know ifferisms, even if they (like me) didn’t know that that was a word. Even now the red SpellCheck underlined zig-zag shows on my monitor, apparently unaware of the title of Dr. Mardy Grothe’s book by that name.
The No. 1 RIT (20-1) men's lacrosse team had its undefeated season end on Sunday in the NCAA Division III Semifinals, losing to No. 6 Tufts (20-2), 21-11 in front of a record 2,318 fans from Tiger Stadium on the campus of RIT. The Jumbos advance to the National Championship Game to face the winner between Salisbury and Washington College from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team led from start to finish in defeating 11th-ranked Colby, 16-7, Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals at Tompkins Cortland Community College's turf field. The Red Dragons improved to 22-0 on the season, extending their school-record winning streak to 22 games, and advanced to their fourth consecutive NCAA Div. III "final four" to be held at Gettysburg College next weekend. The Mules had their season end at 11-7.
The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Buffalo Bandits by a score of 13-8 in Game Two of the NLL East Division Finals and won 2-1 in sudden death overtime in the following mini-game in front of 8,651 fans at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The back-to-back NLL champion Knighthawks, who now face the West winner Calgary Roughnecks, will attempt to become the first team in league history to win three-straight titles.
We are excited to begin our 10th season! The Upstate Outdoor Lacrosse League began with humble beginnings and each year grew our lacrosse family. Central New York is synonymous with lacrosse and we are proud to host some of the nations best players collecting at Maxwell Park to compete. The alumni and current players of the UOLL are members of CNY's top high school teams, DI, DII, DIII, and both the NLL and MLL.
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The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team (20-0) will face No. 6 Tufts University (19-2) in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Ticket prices for Sunday's game are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for children and will be available at Tiger Stadium.
"They're pretty hurt," Marr said. "When you feel like you can win a national championship and you lose in overtime, same as '07, the exact same feeling. You feel for your seniors, because this is their last turn, and Miles and Ty are seniors. So you just hate to see them go on that kind of a note."
The Rochester Knighthawks are heading back to the Champion’s Cup Finals, following a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory in the tiebreaker mini-game. Cory Vitarelli opened and closed the scoring Saturday night on one of the most exciting nights of lacrosse in the Knighthawks’ 20 seasons.
While the Buffalo Bandits earned a big win against the Rochester Knighthawks last weekend at home, that momentum did not translate down the highway. Rochester handily won Game 2 of the NLL East Finals 13-8 tonight at Blue Cross Arena. That win initiated a 10-minute mini-game to decide the series, where Joe Resetarits scored for Buffalo and Joel McCready answered for the Knighthawks. That first extra period solved nothing, so the two teams went to a 15-minute sudden death overtime.
The Section II Boys’ Lacrosse Tournament began on Saturday with opening round games in Class A and Class C. Below are scores from Saturday’s games and an updated schedule for next week’s quarterfinals.
The Geneva girls lacrosse team has reached the Section V Class C semifinals in each of the last two years. The fifth-seeded Panthers began their 2014 postseason journey Friday against a Marcus Whitman squad that won three of its last four games of the regular season.
With the no. 2 seed in the Section III Class B girls lacrosse playoffs, Marcellus could sit back, relax and watch the first round unfold, finding out Saturday that it would face no. 7 seed General Brown in Tuesday night’s quarterfinals following the Lions’ 16-11 first-round win over no. 10 seed Cortland.
On Tuesday night, the Marcellus and Westhill boys lacrosse teams will play their most important games of the season – against each other. The showdown between the no. 4 seed Mustangs and no. 5 seed Warriors in the Section III Class C quarterfinals was made possible by each side comfortably winning their opening-round games on Saturday afternoon.
In Class A the top two groupings were closely ranked. Fairport earned top honors with 120 points with 10 points for beating Canandaigua, Penn Yan, Pittsford, Churchville-Chili and Victor. Pittsford, who held the top post for most of the season lost three of their last four games, but was still only four points behind the leader (116) with 10 points wins with out of Sections victories against St. Joe`s, Duxbury, Corning, Orchard Park and Victor. Penfield came in third with 108 points and Thomas took the fourth spot with 104.
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ack Hardy’s goal with 50 seconds left in overtime helped the Saratoga Springs boys lacrosse team upset Guilderland 11-10 in the first round of the Class A sectional playoffs Saturday. With the win, the Blue Streaks advance to face No. 2-seeded Ballston Spa at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
It wasn’t the game-winner, but a goal by Adam Markhoff in the final minutes of a wild first half made all the difference. Fox Lane came out with all kinds of vim and vigor on Saturday and took a five-goal lead on Suffern in a Section 1 Class A semifinal before watching it quickly melt away. But Markhoff stopped the proverbial bleeding and helped the Foxes regain enough confidence to pull out a 14-9 win.
The Denver Outlaws (4-0) secured their 24th consecutive regular season win Saturday night against the Rochester Rattlers (2-2) 14-8 on their home turf. A hat trick from Drew Snider and a goal and five assists from Coca-Cola Player of the Game, John Grant, Jr. helped the Outlaws earn the victory.
This ends the time for the Thompson Trio, with the careers of Miles Thompson and Ty Thompson coming to a close at UAlbany. Miles Thompson earned three goals, tying the NCAA DI single season record with 82, tying Jon Reese of Yale in 1990, and becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer in UAlbany history with 189, surpassing Merrick Thomson’s mark of 188. Lyle Thompson, who will return next season, scored three goals and three assists. His 77 assists ties the all-time NCAA record for assists in a season, tying UMBC’s Steve Marohl in 1992. Ty Thompson finished with a pair of goals, including one just before the end of the third quarter.
LaFayette went on an eight-goal run to take the lead before halftime, scored seven-straight in the third and held off a late Jordan-Elbridge rally, as the Lancers topped the Eagles, 19-11, in the first round of the Section III, Class C tournament at LaFayette High School Saturday.
The boys lacrosse team from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill has seen many firsts in its inaugural season, from its first win in its first game to its first Section III Class C playoff berth as a No. 14 seed. No. 3 Christian Brothers Academy made sure the Red Devils first postseason win will have to wait at least one more year.
Although his No. 13 seed fell 20-1, there was no doubt in his mind that the Red Devils first season as a varsity program was a success. “Absolutely,” said Weimer. “We would like to be able to play more Class C teams next year. Coming into the game so late, getting approved as a varsity team, it was hard finding Class C games.”
Sophomore Erica Geremia (West Genesee) registered five goals and three assists and 11 different players scored at least once as nationally top-ranked Cortland defeated Redlands, 19-3, in an NCAA Div. III women's lacrosse tournament third-round game. The game was played at Tompkins Cortland Community College since Cortland's stadium was not available due to commencement.
SUNY Geneseo junior attack Katey Hart (West Genesee) scored five goals, but it was Franklin & Marshall scoring the game-winning goal with eight seconds left in regulation to upend the Knights, 9-8, in the third round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by Salisbury.
No. 2 Syracuse is headed back to the Final Four for the third consecutive year after an 11-9 come-from-behind victory against No. 6 Boston College in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 17 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange will face sixth-seeded Virginia in the national semifinals on Friday, May 23 in Towson, Md.
Notre Dame’s Matt Kavanagh scored with 2:29 left in overtime as the Fighting Irish capped a rally from a five-goal deficit to earn a 14-13 victory over Albany in the NCAA quarterfinals at Shuart Stadium.
Fredonia State saw its 2014 women's lacrosse season come to an end Saturday with a 16-5 loss to No. 3 Trinity in the regional round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Blue Devils had several opportunities early, yet failed to convert on their scoring chances, while Trinity scored almost every chance it had. Caroline Hayes led the Bantams (17-2), champs of the New England Small College Athletc Conference, with four goals -- all in the first half. the Bantams led 11-1 at the break.
Drew McNerney scored the game-winning goal with one minute to go in the game to lead No. 9 Tully to a 13-12 comeback victory over No. 8 General Brown in Class C opening round game. The Black Knights will next face No. 1 Cazenovia, 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
If the first step is the biggest, then the Fredonia State women’s lacrosse team should be all set for a good weekend. The Blue Devils hope to continue their march through the Division III NCAA tournament when they play Trinity here this afternoon.
Haley DeVona, Senior, EAST SYRACUSE-MINOA
DeVona is the Spartans’ most dangerous 1 v 1 dodger and go-to player on the attacking end. She leads her team with 50 goals, 22 assists, and 72 points. She has scored at least a point in all but one game this season. In eight games this season, she has recorded at least five points.
No one really knows what to make of the National Lacrosse League’s revamped playoff format and the possibility that a 10-minute “mini game” could decide the semifinal and championship series. Quirky or not — and there are people on both sides of the issue — all the Rochester Knighthawks are hoping for is the chance to test out the new system.
The Knighthawks will collect donations for the Red Cross at the customer service booth, and donate the net proceeds from their 50/50 raffle to the humanitarian organization. To make a donation to Penn Yan area flood relief, you can call the Development office at the Rochester chapter of the American Red Cross at (585) 241-4421 or (585) 241-4420. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4707#sthash.H0Gl2usw.dpuf
First The New York Times came calling. Then ESPN and the country's top lacrosse magazine. CBS World News followed, and even Fortune Magazine. All of this for three lacrosse players from the University at Albany. "It's crazy," Miles Thompson said. "I never would have expected this to come to us."
The Record’s college sports reporter Laura Amato talked to ESPN lacrosse analysts Paul Carcaterr and Quint Kessenich about the University at Albany’s mens lacrosse team record-breaking season and the Great Danes chances in this weekend’s NCAA quarterfinal against Notre Dame.
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium is now ONE day away. Included below is some important information to prepare you for an exciting day of lacrosse on Long Island. If you haven't gotten tickets yet, please be aware that ticket sales are now over 10,000 and the capacity of Shuart Stadium is 13,000.
"I never really thought about what it would feel like. I knew what the final four was, I didn't know how insane, how serious, how fun it was,'' she bubbled earlier this week. "I feel whatever happens this next couple weeks I will look back and say I was a part of Syracuse lacrosse history, which is so amazing."
RIT’s Tyler Brooks-Lambert is one of the top FOGOs in DIII this year. His .617% is good enough to put him towards the top in the nation. His 7 goals and 10 assists make him a huge threat when he does win the faceoff because he can create instant offense. Tufts’ Connor Helfrich will have his hands full with Brooks-Lambert on Sunday.
The sectional tournaments have begun. With eight goals in the first half the Westhill girls lacrosse team picked up a 12-6 win over Mexico on Friday in the opening round of the Section III Class C tournament.
The Class C sectional Tournament begins today with a bracket game as 5th seed Westhill hosts 12th seed Mexico at home at 4:30PM. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the key players to keep an eye on during this year’s sectional tournament:
Clarence bounced back from Tuesday’s boys lacrosse loss to Lancaster by downing Frontier, 11-5, in a Class A contest. Josh Slowinski, Lex Oakes and Steve Weppner scored three goals for the Red Devils (11-3), who finish second in the division and earn a bye into the Section VI Class A semifinals.
During the preseason, Clarence High School boys lacrosse coach Mike Silverstein called Class of 2013 graduate Nate Martina “a phenomenal goalie, probably the best we’ve ever had in the program.” That left a lot of responsibility for current senior Jake Monroe, last year’s backup and this year’s main man.
The last regular scheduled day saw sixteen games played under the threat of more storms. There are still make up and random games to be played on Friday and Saturday and quite a few will help determine the seeding for the Tournaments next week.
The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys and girls lacrosse teams both have qualified for the Section III Class C Tournament in the program’s first year at the varsity level. Both teams will play first round matchups on Saturday to begin the tournament. The VVS girls drew the 13th seed and will travel fourth-seeded LaFayette for a game scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Meanwhile, the 14th-seeded boys will visit No. 3 seed Christian Brothers Academy at noon.
Most coaches want their players’ eyes squarely on them during halftime. But Queensbury boys lacrosse coach Adam Orr told his team to look around Wednesday. It’s what the Spartans needed. Ahead of Glens Falls 9-6, but hindered by penalties, Queensbury needed to be reminded of a simpler time. So Orr told them to look at the youth program players on adjoining fields.
[Kathleen] Conese (Liverpool), who was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference First Team and IWLCA North Region Second Team earlier this season, earns her second career all-America honors after being selected to the first team last year.
The Rattlers won their second straight game, downing the New York Lizards, 15-9. Both Dave Lawson and Steven Boyle registered hat tricks while Justin Turri finished off another three-point game. John Galloway made 11 saves in the victory while the PK went 3-for-3 for Rochester.
Defending state champion Christian Brothers Academy received the top seed for the Section III Class B girls lacrosse tournament. Watertown, which had a better overall record than the Brothers, took the No. 2 seed. Both teams receive first-round byes and advance to the semifinals.
A spot in the national semifinals is on the line when No. 2 Syracuse takes on No. 6 Boston College in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 17. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 1 p.m.
Orange attackman Kevin Rice was named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's At-Large Team on Thursday, May 15. It's the second consecutive academic all-district nod for Rice and the fourth time in the last five seasons an SU men's lacrosse player has earned the honor.
After taking down the #1 team in the nation, UAlbany will head back to Long Island to take on 6-seed Notre Dame on Saturday, May 17th at 2:30 p.m. at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN2 and online on WatchESPN. Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Caracaterra will be on the call.
A Syracuse lacrosse legend has caught the sport's family of Native American stars playing a few times at UAlbany this season, and seeing the Thompson trio on the field, Paul Gait remembered the days of inventing new shots with his identical twin brother Gary.
The unbeaten and nationally top-ranked SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team is hosting the NCAA Div. III third round and quarterfinals at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) this Saturday and Sunday with the winner advancing to the NCAA Div. III Semifinals next weekend at Gettysburg College.
Though it knows that the task to reclaim the Section III Class A title after a 16-year absence is a tall one, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team goes into the Section III Class A playoffs confident after a tremendous 15-1 regular season.
Not only do the Lakers want to repeat as Section III Class C champions, it wants to pick up the third state title in program history, and will enter the post-season at no. 2 in the state rankings behind Mount Sinai, the team that beat them for the crown a year ago at SUNY-Cortland.
Though young in so many spots, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team already has shown that, when pushed, it can respond in a positive and emphatic manner. Going up against a potential post-season opponent last Tuesday when it visited Jamesville-DeWitt, the Brothers were in a tight spot late in the first half, but got out of it and went on to roll past the Red Rams 17-6.
Kristy (Patchett) Fischmann '03, was inducted by former women's lacrosse, Azure Davie. Fischmann was a three-time Empire 8 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference selection. She is one of only two players in school-history to score more than 150 career goals and she is the College's leader in goals per game with an average of 3.66. Fischmann also excelled in the classroom, as she was an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Academic Honor Roll selection after earning a 3.97 overall GPA in the Spring of 2003. She was a Dean's List student all three years at Utica.
The Rochester Knighthawks are glad to be back home with Game Two of the East Division Finals set for Saturday night at The Blue Cross Arena. “We fought all year for home floor advantage. We need it this round,” said Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson. “We have to win two games and that’s all that matters.”
Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s just a matter of time. Why not get it done in 60? For Game Two of the NLL’s East Division Final this Saturday, break it up into quarters, 10-minute segments or every possession. Anything for the Bandits to focus – and win it in 60. That’s all it takes.
Steve Crosby wanted to see focus and composure. The Auburn boys lacrosse coach, despite holding a six-goal lead with a little more than eight minutes remaining, knew the game was far from over. The Wildcats scored four times in the final five minutes, but the Maroons held on for an 11-9 win in the regular season finale at Holland Stadium Wednesday.
This time there was no letdown by the Carthage boys lacrosse team against Immaculate Heart Central. Bailey Wilkinson totaled six points, including three goals, and Tristan Hancock made nine saves as the Comets downed the Cavaliers 7-4 on Wednesday night to claim the Frontier League’s “A” Division championship outright.
This year, we take another major step with the first Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits, a banquet that will honor our traditional award winners as well as the All-Western New York first teams in boys and girls lacrosse.
Emily Hawryschuk tallied five goals and an assist for Churchville-Chili as the Saints captured the Monroe County Division III title with a 16-8 win over Hilton on Wednesday in a Monroe County girls lacrosse game.
The Shenendehowa girls varsity lacrosse team turned back a three-goal run by Bethlehem in the first half of its Section II quarterfinal game to rip off four straight goals of its own for a 9-7 Class A win Tuesday at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium.
This week Fairport has two players who have been an important part of their success. Goalie Joey Scalise and scoring phnom Cam Gebhardt are honored this week. Penn Yan senior attackman Bradley Voigt and Aquinas defenseman Liam Smith are also honored for their key support of their teams.
Miles Thompson isn’t thinking about scoring goals. Really, he’s not. He promises. The University at Albany senior attackman is just three goals away from matching the all-time single-season scoring record, but with the NCAA quarterfinals against Notre Dame on the schedule this Saturday, Thompson, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, isn’t really concerned with putting the ball in the back of the net.
Hobart College senior attackman Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) was introduced as a finalist for the 2014 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award, presented by the One Love Foundation, a leading non-profit dedicated to ending relationship violence in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love.
The No. 1 RIT (20-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Division III Semifinals for the second straight straight season, third time in four years and seventh time overall with an 11-6 win over No. 9 Union College (15-4) in Wednesday's NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal from Tiger Stadium. With today's win, RIT sets a new single-season school record with 20 victories. RIT won 19 games in 2011 and 2013.
The nationally sixth-ranked Tufts men's lacrosse team held eighth-ranked Cortland scoreless for 39 minutes, 26 seconds while stringing together 12 consecutive goals to earn a 15-5 win Wednesday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals at Bello Field. The Red Dragons, making their 13th straight national quarterfinal appearance, had their 12-game winning streak snapped and finished the season 17-4 and tied for fifth nationally. The Jumbos improved to 19-2 and will face top-ranked RIT in the national semifinals on Sunday. The Tigers defeated Union, 11-6, on Wednesday.
Losses to Fayetteville-Manlius and West Genesee had the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team in a skid, while its counterparts from Liverpool were making a furious late push to atone for early-season woes. That was the scenario heading into Tuesday night’s clash at Bragman Stadium, and while it did prove nervous for a while, the Northstars took over in the fourth quarter, like it has at other times this season, and put away the Warriors 22-11.
Madison Shea scored both her goals in the second half as third-seeded Shenendehowa rallied to a 9-7 win over No. 6 Bethlehem in a Section II Class A girls' lacrosse quarterfinal round match at Shenendehowa on Tuesday afternoon.
Syracuse's stay in the NCAA tournament was quite brief thanks to a 10-9 loss to Bryant on Sunday. Nonetheless, the remaining eight teams in the postseason (and one that was bounced last weekend) offer plenty of intrigue for folks who enjoy the game enough to show some interest even after one team is eliminated.
Four seeded teams fell in the NCAA Tournament's first round — the most ever — which prompted conversation regarding what the results indicate about the selection process. IL caught up with the NCAA Selection Committee chair Jim Siedliski to get the official thoughts on that topic.
Arkell, 48, helped as a volunteer assistant coach for Exeter's girls lacrosse team, which features both of his daughters, Kim and Lauren. Kim Arkell, a senior, has committed to play at the Division I level for the University of Vermont, and Lauren is a freshman attack for the Blue Hawks. Heather Arkell, Stephen's wife, is the president of the program's booster club.
Cole Johnson scored two goals and assisted on three others and goalie Matt Roberts made 18 saves as General Brown’s boys lacrosse team defeated Immaculate Heart Central 9-2 on Tuesday night in a crossover game to conclude its regular season as the Frontier League’s “B” Division champion.
Renee Bartosz’s goal with five minutes left turned out to be the game-winner for No. 2 Frontier in a 9-8 victory over No. 1 Lancaster Tuesday in a showdown between the top two girls lacrosse teams in Western New York according to the LaxPower computer rankings. Bartosz’s goal gave the host Falcons a three-goal advantage, just enough to hold off the defending Section VI Class A champions.
Juhasz goal wins for Lancaster - Alex Juhasz scored with 38 seconds left in regulation to give Lancaster an 11-10 victory over visiting Clarence, ending the Red Devils’ nine-year dominance in the boys lacrosse rivalry between the schools.
Penfield took control of the game and although Pittsford tied several times, the victors were from Penfield in a 9-8 thriller at Nazareth College. Irondequoit had an 14-4 win over visiting HF-L. Other winners with completed games were Fairport, Eastridge and Gananda.
The LaFayette High School girls lacrosse team won its third OHSL Patriot Division championship in four years after beating Clinton 19-4 on Tuesday. The Lancers finish the regular season 12-4 overaall. They are 8-4 in their league, one game better than Bishop Ludden/Grimes.
Whether the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team can put it all together and win a third state Class C championship in four years remains a matter of dispute. What is undisputed, though, is that the 2014 Lakers managed to do what their 2011 and 2013 state title-winning predecessors could not pull off – namely, a perfect regular season.
Steve Marohl knew last year his single-season points record was bound to fall — and that someone with the last name Thompson was going to do it. And he's OK with that — and enjoying watching them play just like everyone else. As a lacrosse fan and someone still involved in the game, he's happy to see the impact brothers Lyle and Miles, and cousin Ty, are having on the sport he loves.
Next year, Syracuse's roster looks plenty capable of producing regular-season and postseason success. The Orange will go into 2015 with the country's top attack unit, a deep midfield and a relatively experienced defense.
The mythical beast known as 'Parity' was spotted briefly last year when half the quarterfinalists in the men's Division III tournament had at least four losses, including a pair of teams with five and – gasp! – even one with six. Parity has run for the hills this year, however, as just the cream will be on display on Wednesday.
Mike Chanenchuk led Maryland in points with four and scored the game-winning goal with two seconds left in regulation to propel the seventh-seeded Terps to an 8-7 decision over Cornell in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. But the senior attackman took great pains to single out the play of his freshman linemates in Matt Rambo and Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia).
This year will be the end of the road for one of Western New York’s most decorated classes in the sport. Two-time state Catholic champions. Four-time Monsignor Martin Association playoff champions. Winners of the prestigious North American Lacrosse Invitational in 2013.
Qualifying Standard - To be eligible to enter, a team must have a least a .400 record in a least one of the following ways: a) overall record b) league record c) record against school in your own class (a minimun of 4 games played) played as of the seeding meeting date. ("When there are only 6 or 7 school that meet qualifying standards, the committee has been authorized to select a team or teams to complete the bracket.")
A donation will be accepted at the Pittsford-Penfield game this afternoon to benefit the Jeff Milano-Johnson fund. The game will be held at 5:00 at the Nazareth College. "ticket takers" will be asking for two dollars to benefit the fund named for a former Pittsford Player.
The start of the boys lacrosse postseason is right around the corner, and it still feels like Hamburg just returned home from its annual trip down south having split two games against Virginia state powers. Even Clarence coach Mike Silverstein is amazed how fast time has flown by this season.
Rachel Heidenreich thought fate had ruined an opportunity of a lifetime. When the Lancaster senior and first team All-Western New York selection tore her anterior cruciate ligament back in January while playing in an offseason lacrosse league at Sahlen’s Sports Park, she thought the Division I dream had died at the same time as the likelihood of her playing her final year as a high schooler.
Morgan Alexander and her South Jefferson teammates had been waiting for this moment for quite some time. After finishing in second place in the Frontier League in each of the past three seasons, the Spartans are now league champions for the first time in girls lacrosse.
Paul Bracy scored six goals and Bailey Wilkinson provided six points to power Carthage to an 11-9 victory over General Brown in a Frontier League interdivision boys lacrosse game Monday. The Comets clinched at least a share of their 20th Frontier League championship and could win the title outright with a victory in their regular season finale against Immaculate Heart Central on Wednesday.
Maddy Carroll scored five goals and Domnique Puglisi added four more as second-seeded Scotia outlasted No. 7 Cohoes 17-10 in a Section II Class C girls' lacrosse quarterfinal-round game Monday afternoon at Scotia.
The Cazenoiva boys lacrosse team finished off its first undefeated regular season in… “Gosh, I’m not even sure,” Laker head coach Jim Longo said. Cazenovia beat Skaneateles 14-10 on Monday to secure the 16-0 regular season finish.
The Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team can still improve even though they are 14-1 on the season. “We haven’t played a great game yet this year which is hard to say when you are 14-1,” C-NS head coach Lloyd Hamilton said. “What I mean is that we have left a lot on the table. If we are going to go far in sectionals we have to change.”
Ninth-ranked Union College (15-3) will face Rochester Institute of Technology (19-0) in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Rochester. The winner faces either SUNY Cortland or Tufts in the Semifinals in Baltimore (May 18).
Though it wasn't the ultimate satisfaction that it could yet attain, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team still felt quite happy about how it turned out in Monday night's game against West Genesee.
A pair of unblemished national champions were crowned in the National Junior College Athletic Association over the weekend, as Onondaga CC and Monroe CC capped undefeated years with titles in men's and women's lacrosse, respectively.
The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team (19-0) will face No. 9 Union College (15-3) in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Ticket prices for Wednesday's game are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for children and will be available at Tiger Stadium.
"All the seniors got up and spoke," said Syracuse head coach John Desko said. "They talked about how much they'd give to be practicing this week. They encouraged the players not to take anything for granted. Really, it's like a death in the family. You wished you'd said things that you didn't or that you worked a little harder. That was the message. Don't take anything for granted."
Monroe Community College capped a perfect season by defeating Onondaga CC 11-8 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women's Lacrosse Championship, running its winning streak to 35 games. Photos by Brian Schneider.
Heading into the final three days of girls lacrosse, Grace Nolan of Marcellus and Bryanna Fazio of General Brown are tied atop the leaderboard with 100 points apiece. Sectional tournament seedings will be made Thursday morning. Here's a look at the leaders:
Wins by the Bandits and Roughnecks this weekend (Calgary and Edmonton play Friday at 10 p.m. ET) would result in the two teams advancing the Champion’s Cup Finals the next week. If Edmonton or Rochester can pull out a win in Game 2, then it’ll be time for a tiebreaker mini-game. Unlike the league’s regular season sudden-death overtime format, the mini-game will be a full 10-minute period played immediately following the conclusion of Game 2. The clock will be reset to zero, and no lineup changes will be allowed for either team.
Cascade Rookie of the Week was awarded to John LoCascio, who had a standout performance in his first MLL game with the Rochester Rattlers upon the ending of his season with Villanova. LoCascio's defensive efforts helped hold the New York Lizards in the single digits on Friday, allowing the Rattlers to split the Battle of New York series with a 15-8 win.
Still perched at the no. 4 spot in the state Class A rankings, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse team motored toward the post-season, though perhaps a bit concerned with the way its defense was performing.
The Warriors, making a big late push to get into the Section III Class A playoffs, won twice last week, starting with last Tuesday’s visit to Central Square, where a suddenly-potent attack unleashed itself again in a 15-5 romp over the Red Hawks.
With the victory, the Bulldogs remain undefeated in league play, and will claim the top seed in the playoffs. East falls to the #3 seed if Niagara Wheatfield should win on Wednesday against Sweet Home. Playoff time is around the corner!
Syracuse won't win its first national title since 2009 thanks to its NCAA tournament loss to Bryant on Sunday. The Orange will, however, finish better than anyone else in the country in average attendance.
Attackman Dylan Donahue's potential game-tying shot hit the post as time expired and unseeded Bryant held on to defeat second-seeded Syracuse in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 10-9, on Sunday, May 11 at the Carrier Dome.
This year is extraordinary for Native American lacrosse athletes, a renew interest NCAA Collegiate Lacrosse National Championships with a class of talented Haudenosaunee student athletes. At least 15 native athletes begin the 2014 collegiate lacrosse tournament.
Syracuse opened 2014 postseason play by welcoming Bryant to the Carrier Dome. But the Bulldogs shocked the Orange and came away with a 10-9 win. Listen the highlights with WAER's Evan Weston and Eric Duick on the call.
Once the shock of what West Genesee had done to them in the first half of that May 2 showdown wore off, the Baldiwnsville girls lacrosse team still had to face a stretch of four games in six days that would determine what kind of frame of mind it would have going into the Section III playoffs.
When Brennan Ferguson officially committed to play Division I lacrosse for Syracuse University the Niagara-Wheatfield senior sent out a flurry of text messages to coaches, teammates, friends and family. But Ferguson wasn’t bragging about his achievement. Far from it.
I got the email late Thursday afternoon, so late that I didn’t see it till Friday morning (I don’t check my email that often while I’m at home – by the time I get home at the end of the day I’m usually done with all technology except the television). Nazareth head coach Rob Randall, a member of the D-III NCAA Championships Committee, was asking me if I’d be willing to serve as an NCAA site representative for the Cortland/Springfield game at 5 o’clock on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 Northeast) rendered No. 2-seed Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) into an uncharacteristically sloppy team in the first half and the Orange never recovered. BU prevailed by a score of 10-9 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday night, and the Bulldogs are on their way to Hempstead, N.Y., for a meeting with Maryland with a final four appearance on the line — and Syracuse is heading home early.
Onondaga Community College continued its dominance of junior college men's lacrosse Sunday, beating Nassau Community College, 12-7, for a sixth consecutive national championship. OCC (17-0) now has won 87 games in a row and has taken home eight of the past nine national titles. Vaughn Harris had two goals and an assist and was named the tournament's best offensive player.
The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse team attained perfection for the second consecutive season, as the Tribunes defeated Onondaga Community College 11-8 in the NJCAA national championship game Sunday afternoon. The win capped a 17-0 campaign for Monroe, which also went undefeated in capturing the title a year ago. The Tribunes have now won 35 consecutive games.Photos
The Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team fell one win short of a national title, losing to Monroe Community College, 11-8, in the NJCAA title game in Arnold, Md. OCC (15-3) lost just three times this season, and all three losses came against Monroe.
Senior Alyssa Murray scored the first four goals of the game to spark Syracuse in its 13-6 victory against Stony Brook in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament second round. The Orange improves to 19-2, tying the school record for most wins in a season.
“Warriors” helping warriors will be the theme for Whitesboro girls lacrosse on Tuesday. The Whitesboro girls varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams are for the first time hosting games to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization that serves military personnel with service-incurred injuries or illness since Sept. 11.
Third-seeded North Carolina got four goals and an assist from senior Abbey Friend (Canandaigua) and defeated unseeded Georgetown, 10-8, on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament second round at Fetzer Field.
Friend took over as the career goal leader for North Carolina (15-4) while also tying the UNC single-season goal mark on Sunday. She entered Sunday's game with 191 career goals, one behind the school record of 192 set by Corey Donohoe (2008-11).
Making the NCAA Tournament is not easy. Making it in your first year playing Division 1 lacrosse? Unheard of. Until now. WAER's Varun Raghupathi tells the story of a Syracuse native who led the Richmond Spiders into the field of 18 in the program's first varsity season.
Sunday May 11, 2014
OCC Men Repeat as Nationals Champions!
from the NJCAA
The OCC Men withstood a comeback attempt by Nassau CC, up only two, 8-6, towards the end of the third period, to come on strong and claim the 2014 NJCAA National Championship, 12-7.
The Onondaga Community College again was dominant and again is one win from a national title. OCC earned a 19-4 win over Anne Arundel Community College in the NJCAA semifinals at Nassau Community College's Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday.
Watch the Championship Game LIVE here
SUNY Geneseo junior attack Katey Hart (West Genesee) scored three goals, including the game-winning tally with 1:10 remaining in the game to lead the No. 8 Knights to a 5-4 victory over No. 20 Stevenson (Md.) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament, Saturday, at Saratoga Field.
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team led for the entire contest before York College scored what would prove to be the winning goal with 1:22 remaining to defeat the visiting Cardinals, 13-12, in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Women's lacrosse Championship on Saturday.
With the goal of an undefeated regular season in sight, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team rushed toward it with enthusiasm and confidence. Two big home games remained, the first of them coming last Thursday night at the Sean Googin Sports Complex as the Lakers took on Marcellus and proceeded to dismantle the Mustangs, especially in the first half, and eventually winning by a 19-3 margin.
Karonhiate Lazore scored three goals as the Shamrocks remained unbeaten with a victory at Fort Covington. Kason Tarbell, Trenton Tarbell and Blaze White each added two goals for Salmon River (11-0, 10-0).
After a gigantic win in Toronto to snap an eight-game losing skid, the Buffalo Bandits found a way to carry that momentum back home against the Rochester Knighthawks. The Bandits pulled away with five goals in a stretch of 3:30 near the end of the fourth quarter to take the lead in the NLL East Finals with a 12-8 win over Rochester at First Niagara Center.
“The the good thing about the playoff series for us this year is that we’ve got another chance at it next week,” said Knighthawks Head Coach Mike Hasen. “There’s going to be a great crowd and we’re on our home turf.” - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4691#sthash.2wftMyW7.dpuf
On the offensive end, the Thompson brothers, each Tewaaraton finalists, continued to set records. Lyle Thompson now stands with the DI single season record in points with 122, earning three goals and five assists. Miles Thompson is second on that list with 115 after scoring five goals and two assists. Ty Thompson earned three goals, giving the Thompson trio 18 points in the game.
The No. 1 RIT (19-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for the fifth straight season and 14th time overall with a convincing 20-8 win over No. 15 Ithaca College (15-5) in Saturday's Second Round NCAA Tournament Game from Tiger Stadium on the campus of RIT.
Photos from the Democrat & Chronicle
Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) recorded four goals and two assists and Erica Geremia (West Genesee) added three goals and five assists as nationally top-ranked Cortland defeated Mount Union, 20-5, in the second round of the NCAA Div. III women's lacrosse tournament.
Rob Santangelo recorded six points (four goals, two assists) and Charlie Ross tallied a hat trick to lead ninth-ranked Union to a 17-11 win over 12th-ranked Amherst in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Championship at Frank Bailey Field. Union's 13-member senior class, making its final home appearance, helped the Garnet and White finish undefeated at home (9-0) this season.
In a mostly up, occasionally down, always exciting season, the rarest moment of all came at the end of Syracuse's ACC semifinal victory over Duke. With the team in euphoria all around him after Dylan Donahue's last-second goal, Syracuse head coach John Desko beamed. He hugged an assistant coach. He high-fived another.
The No 13 Cornell men's lacrosse team stormed out to a 5-1 halftime lead but saw sixth-seed Maryland come back before Mike Chanenchuk buried a shot with two seconds remaining in the contest to hand the Terps an 8-7 victory this evening in Byrd Stadium. The goal just beat out a shot clock violation as the officials started the clock with :32 to play.
Fredonia State registered post-season its first-ever post-season win in women's lacrosse in dramatic fashion Saturday. Juliana Kotas (Lancaster) scored with 3.3 seconds remaining as the Blue Devils defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 9-8, in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournaent at University Stadium.
The nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team built a 14-4 lead early in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat 13th-ranked Springfield, 14-10, in the second round of the NCAA Div. III Men's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday evening at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their 12th straight game and improved to 17-3 on the season, while the Pride fell to 15-4. Cortland advanced to face Tufts University, a 10-9 winner versus Endicott, in the national quarterfinals on Wednesday.
The Onondaga Community College Men cruised to their 86th consecutive win and sixth consecutive NJCAA Championship appearance Saturday, beating Anne Arundel Community College (Baltimore, Maryland) 19-4.
The Lazers will face Monroe Community College on Sunday for the title. OCC lost to Monroe twice this season, 11-9 and 14-8. Monroe topped Harford in Saturday's other semifinal, 24-11, to set up the final showdown.
Seventh-ranked and third-seeded LIU Post scored all six of the second half's goals to pull away for a 9-3 win over the third-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
In a battle of defending state champions, the smaller school won. Mount Sinai, last year's Class C state champions from Long Island, raced out to an 8-4 halftime lead and coasted home from there to defeat Class B champ Christian Brothers Academy, 11-5, in a game today in DeWitt.
The Pal-Mac girls lacrosse team ended its two-game losing streak on Thursday with a 20-2 victory over Newark. With the win the team improved its record to 10-2. The win was important in order to bounce back from the losses to Livonia and Waterloo just days before.
In what could be described as nothing other than perfect timing, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team found itself back atop the state Class A rankings, just in time to honor its senior class. When the Wildcats hosted Fayetteville-Manlius last Tuesday night, it was a chance to pay tribute to the 17 seniors that make up most of the roster. Many of them helped WG win its last state championship in 2012, and are determined to end their high school careers in the same manner.
It's more than an hour before a team meeting on a recent afternoon, and Loyola defenseman Joe Fletcher is scanning video, looking for any extra nuances he can find as the Greyhounds prepare to face Johns Hopkins.
National fifth-ranked Mount Sinai (15-0) travels to Syracuse N.Y. for a Saturday matinee matchup against Christian Brothers Academy (12-2) this afternoon. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sports. This matchup features two of last year’s defending state champions.
BALDWINSVILLE vs. FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS: Saturday, May 10th at 11:00 AM - OUTLOOK: Both teams are going through an up and down season, hoping to get a win and finish the season on the right foot. The Bees are coming off last night’s shootout battle with rival Cicero-North Syracuse, being edged by three goals by a score of 17-14. The Hornets are coming off a loss from Monday to West Genesee 18-5.
It took an overtime goal by Avon gave the Braves a 14-13 win at Genesee Community College. A three goal quarter by the Blue Devils forced the extra time. Bath hosted a game with Marcus Whitman that was slowed down by lightning in the area. When the weather cleared the Rams took the honors with a 13-7 Victory.
Dave Lawson led Rochester to the win with three goals and one assist earning Coca-Cola Player of the Game, while Lizards midfielder Ned Crotty earned his first hat-trick of the season against his former team. Despite the loss, New York’s Greg Gurenlian won the battle at the X taking 15 of 27 draws faced against John Ortolani.
No. 2 Syracuse begins its quest for its first national championship when it opens play in the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, May 9. The Orange hosts Stony Brook at the SU Soccer Stadium at 3 p.m. Syracuse is the tournament's No. 2 seed, which is its highest seeding in school history.
The RIT Tigers sit atop the USILA DIII Coaches poll and are the No. 1 seed in the Northern Bracket of the NCAA Tournament. They earned those spots behind an 18-0 record and a third-straight Liberty League title. The Tigers light up scoreboards at a 16.94 GPG clip and defeating opponents by an average margin of 8.56 goals. They face Ithaca in their first NCAA Tournament game after their first round bye, a rematch of a game RIT one back in early March, 15-11.
Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) vs. Joe Fletcher (West Genesee): You could not have asked for a better individual matchup in the first round. The list of accolades appears to be never ending for each of them and will continue to grow over the coming months and years. Each has heard all season about how they haven’t played tough competition. Lyle has put up ridiculous points, but he hasn’t played the schedule Jordan Wolf has played at Duke. Fletcher has held his own against everyone he has covered, but he hasn't covered the athletes that Stephen O’Hara and Goran Murray faced each week.
The Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits will renew their playoff rivalry on Saturday, May 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the First Niagara Center in Game One of the East Division Finals. The contest is available on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950espn.com.
Buffalo started the season series with an 11-10 home victory back on Jan. 25. Since then, it’s been all Rochester as the Knighthawks won two home games by scores of 9-6 back on Feb. 8 and 8-4 on April 19. Most recently, Rochester topped the Bandits 16-14 at First Niagara Center on April 26.
“That first year we had a lot of kids,” Luckette said on Friday. “There wasn’t a modified or JV program so we had over 50 kids on the roster. What I remember most was that it was a lot of fun. The skills weren’t what they are now, but the energy was so high. It was so much fun.” On Friday, the J-D coach got his 250th career win as the Red Rams topped Whitesboro, 22-3.
Skaneateles — Just at the right time, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team was hitting peak form, and people were taking notice as the Lakers sneaked into the no. 20 spot in the state Class C rankings. Having that ranking was nice – but backing it up was better, and Skaneateles did so in last Tuesday night’s game at Hyatt Stadium, where it used a strong mid-game surge to upend state no. 11-ranked Westhill by a score of 12-10.
Here's a look at Brine Triumph II gloves customized for Joel White, the star LSM for the Rochester Rattlers. These Triumph IIs feature a unique black and vegas gold colorway, with "White" stitched into the cuff and the Rattlers logo embroidered on the wrist.
. . . Wilbur slots his lacrosse machine, the one that enters the event 15-0, as the one with something to prove. The evidence? Inexperience. Only two OCC players — goalie Warren Hill and midfielder Tim Barber — played in last year's title game. Overall, the Lazers lost 35 of 45 players from last season, leaving a lot of untested newcomers searching for their own identities as champions.
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Le Moyne enters the tournament with a record of 13-2, while the Pioneers are 9-5 after winning the inaugural East Coast Conference Championship on Saturday over Dowling College. The match-up will be the 13th all-time between the two programs, including the fourth in NCAA Tournament play.
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The Victor Varsity Lacrosse team took to the field Thursday for the first time since the death of one of their own. The game was about much more than lacrosse. Alex Davis was found dead in a fraternity house in Geneseo where he was a college sophomore. There is still no word on what caused his death.
Earlier this week, the Whitney Point junior varsity girls lacrosse team won its season finale to finish a fine 7-3-1 season. That record is all the more impressive when you consider that, when the school year began, there wasn’t even a girls lacrosse program at the school.
Mia Darroch and Hannah Millich scored three goals apiece as Carthage cruised to a 14-8 Frontier League win over General Brown in girls lacrosse Thursday. Doria Darroch, Carly Sullivan and Peyton Romig added two goals apiece for Carthage (9-5 overall, 4-5 league).
When it comes to lacrosse, it's a family affair for the Goldstocks, and Niskayuna's Asa Goldstock has become the most recent of her family members to solidify herself as one of the top athletes in the area.
Everything changed when Maria Kotas committed to Canisius. She had collected honorable mention All-America accolades while leading her Lancaster girls lacrosse team to sectional titles and state tournament berths. She had perennial top-five schools, including North Carolina and Northwestern, recruiting her. She could have written her ticket to a number of schools that wanted her.
Pittsford sophomore Jonathan Perotto scored from a feed by Stephen Quinzi with 2:14 remaining in the first overtime period to defeat Victor 12-11. Perotto finished with 3g-1a and Quinzi finished with 4g-1a for the Panthers.
The first thing you notice about the young men known as the "Thompson Trio" is their superior skills on the lacrosse field. Brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson and their cousin Ty are all starters at the University of Albany. But that's not what makes them most proud.
The America East champion UAlbany has returned to Baltimore to compete in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, taking on 3-seed Loyola on Saturday, May 10th at noon at the Ridley Athletic Complex. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and WatchESPN. Joe Beninati and Paul Carcaterra will be on the call in Baltimore.
Fifteen games have taught us plenty about the Syracuse men's lacrosse team. They're balanced, talented and resilient, a cohesive group that overcame a slow start and a potentially devastating weakness. What's left to wonder about heading into the NCAA tournament? I'm glad you asked.
The NCAA men's lacrosse tournament is about people, passion and possibilities. The three-week event technically got underway Wednesday with a pair of play-in games, and it gets really serious this weekend with some heavyweight matchups and a couple of David vs. Goliath scenarios. Eight nationally televised games in two days featuring the best teams and talent in the country. It doesn't get much better than that.
Lyle Thompson is named a Tewaaraton finalist for the second year in a row, while Miles Thompson earns the honor for the first time. Lyle Thompson’s finalist selection last season was the first for UAlbany since Frank Resetarits was one of the final five in 2007. In Tewaaraton history, which dates back to 2001, UAlbany has earned four of the five finalists all-time from the America East Conference.
Syracuse senior Alyssa Murray and sophomore Kayla Treanor are finalists for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, which annually honors the top female and male college lacrosse player in the nation. The five women's and men's finalists were announced on Thursday, May 8 by the Tewaaraton Foundation. It marks the first time Syracuse has had two finalists for the award in the same year in program history.
Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse senior Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was named one of five finalists for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award as the nation's top lacrosse player, and in doing so, he became the second close defender in the awards history to be in the final five.
Tsha Hoñnonyendakwha is proud to announce the addition of a new synthetic lacrosse surface for this upcoming lacrosse season. The synthetic turf replaced the neoprene skin that covered the arena floor for over a decade.
“It’s a great surface for the kids to run on,” said Sherwin Hill, manager of Tsha Hoñnonyendakwha. “This surface will provide more cushion for the kids to help prevent knee and concussion injuries from falling on the cement floor.”
Syracuse's biggest obstacle in its opening NCAA tournament game this year is exactly the same as it was last season. His name is Kevin Massa, and he provides hope for Bryant (15-4) that it can pull off a stunning victory in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.
Richmond coach Dan Chemotti (West Genesee) said that at the beginning of the year, he and his team weren't even thinking about making the Atlantic Sun tournament. To him, it was more about the process than setting specific goals, and some practices early on indicated that the Spiders weren't anywhere close to where they wanted to be.
About 30 minutes after the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team had wrapped up a 13-8 victory over visiting Albany on April 4, three players were still standing on the Homewood Field turf, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans. That trio did not represent the home team, though. They were Miles, Ty and Lyle Thompson, the starting attackmen for the Great Danes.
LM Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the February 2014 edition of Lacrosse Magazine highlighting Lyle Thompson as NCAA Division I men's Preseason Player of the Year as part of our special 54-page college preview section. It is updated below to reflect information from the current season.
It almost seems like when opponents place Hamburg on their schedules, they are not just looking to see how competitive their club can be with one of the top programs in the area. With a player of Jill Ford’s caliber running up and down the field for the Lady Bulldogs, coaches and players often compliment her talents and cannot help but to be awed and impressed.
For years, talent from Central New York has flourished at the college level. In past four years, three former CNY players have been a part of a national championship team at Division I level, making this year’s much-anticipated NCAA tournament a must watch for CNY locals and upcoming collegiate players. Here are 10 players to watch from the Central New York area:
The 15th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (15-4) held 14th-ranked Montclair State (16-2) scoreless for over 40 minutes en route to a 13-4 victory in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Wednesday at Higgins Stadium. Ithaca will travel to top-ranked and undefeated Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, May 10 for a second-round contest at a time to be determined. The Tigers' last loss came in the 2013 NCAA championship game.
In a letter released Tuesday, Mr. Davis’ family thanked the community for their support and said the public is invited to attend the Victor lacrosse game and observance, but they asked that the calling hours and funeral for Alex be for just friends and family only.
The motto was always the same for the Daddios. “Confident, not cocky.” And as Chris Daddio emerged as one of the best high school players in Northern Virginia, his older brother Kyle made sure he didn’t lose sight of that mantra. The summer before Daddio started his career at Syracuse, Kyle brought him to summer league games to compete against Major League Lacrosse players and former college All-Americans.
Daddio held his own, but learned a valuable lesson.
Dominic Lamolinara learned the Orange was moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference just as he was starting out at Syracuse in 2011, and quickly ran a scenario through his head. He realized he’d play Maryland, the school he had just transferred from, in his senior year. “Being able to come back to the conference I started in,” Lamolinara said, “I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Allie Panara recorded four goals and two assists to lead Pittsford to a 13-12 win over Victor in Monroe County lacrosse on Wednesday. Megan Plain had three goals for Pittsford (9-4). Megan Murata made 12 saves in the win.
Freshman Kyla Sears scored five goals and had five assists and Hannah Powers scored six goals as Skaneateles defeated Marcellus 17-7 in a matchup of the top two Class C girls high school lacrosse teams in Section III.
True, it was Senior Night for the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team, and it was quite a talented and accomplished senior class that would get a happy send-off during Wednesday's 17-7 victory over Marcellus in a clash of two rivals ranked in the state Class C top five. But it was two girls not in that senior class that helped put the Lakers put away the Mustangs by a margin identical to the 18-8 victory Skaneateles attained at Marcellus on April 2.
Cassity Doster had four goals and three assists and Skye Schumaker scored five goals and added an assist as LaFayette jumped out to a big lead in the first half and never look back as the Lancers defeated Bishop Ludden/Bishop Grimes 17-7 on Wednesday in a Class C girls high school lacrosse game.
We have not forgotten that Skaneateles beat West Genesee in overtime last month. Which is why Skaneateles remains our No. 1 team in the weekly CNY girls lacrosse poll as chosen by syracuse.com and The Post-Standard.
In a week where the top four teams didn't budge, we'll look at No. 5 for excitement. Fayetteville-Manlius shot up five places after dominating Cicero-North Syracuse, 18-5, last night. The Hornets are playing their best lacrosse of the year right now.
The Red Raiders won their first game of the season when they knocked off Cortland. After a hard fought first quarter, the game was tied at 2. Fulton pulled ahead during the second quarter, outscrogin Cortland, 3-1 to take a 5-3 lead into halftime.
Noah Taylor scored the game-winning goal with one minute and one second remaining in overtime to lift Watertown to a 9-8 victory over Immaculate Heart Central on Wednesday in a Frontier League “A” Division boys lacrosse game at IHC.
While the Keuka College women's lacrosse team didn't win Wednesday's first-round NCAA Division III tournament contest against Mount Union (Ohio), the Storm gave the Purple Raiders a game in the first half before falling 16-5 in Alliance, Ohio.
Just as there are traits that characterize highly successful people, there are very specific hallmarks of great lacrosse players. Some seem simplistic, others intuitive, some perhaps a little hokey at first glance. Yet in every conversation I’ve had, the members of Team USA have stressed, sometimes in exact words, the critical importance these attributes.
SUNY Cortland sophomore attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and sixth-year head coach Kathy Taylor (Canastota/F-M) has been tabbed as the league's Coach of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.
The nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team broke open a tight game with a 10-goal third quarter and held Keuka College scoreless over the final 25 minutes, 23 seconds en route to a 20-6 victory versus the Storm Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament at the Stadium Complex. The 10 goals in one quarter were the first for Cortland since the Red Dragons tallied 16 in the opening quarter of a 30-0 win versus Utica/Rome on Mar. 19, 2002.
Kyle Curry's shot at a game-tying goal was blocked with two seconds remaining as No. 19/16 Bryant held off Siena Lacrosse 9-8 in an NCAA play-in game at Bulldog Stadium. Bryant advances to the NCAA Tournament to face No. 2 seed Syracuse in the First Round Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.
Alex Rosier: One of the greatest goalies in the history of NJCAA lacrosse, Rosier arrived at Herkimer County Community College in 1992 after a standout career at Mineola High School, and made an immediate impact. During his two years in the nets, the Generals carved a perfect 35-0 record and won successive national junior college titles. He was the captain of the 1993 championship team and was named to the NJCAA all-American team.
In a move that will surprise no one, Loyola Maryland defenseman Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) has spent a considerable amount of time watching film of Albany attackman Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), and the Greyhounds senior knows that the tape doesn’t lie.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association announced the 24 players selected to the National Team for the 2014 FIL World Championship and four former Canisius standouts are set to compete on the sport’s biggest stage. Dan Coates ‘11, Angus Dineley ’07, Adam Jones ’11 and Matt Vinc ’05 were all selected as members of Team Canada that will contend for the championship in Denver, Colorado from July 10 to July 19.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association has announced the 24 players selected to the Canadian National Men's Field Lacrosse Team and a trio of Cornelians have made the list – current sophomore Brennan Donville, as well as Jesse Gamble '11 and Jason Noble '13. Team Canada will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014 in Denver, Colo.
The No. 13 Cornell men's lacrosse team will travel No. 6 Maryland for the second straight season to take on the Terrapins in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and online at www.ESPN3.com. It can also be heard online through the Ivy League Digital Network and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard on the call.
Shane Majewski scored four goals and added three assists as Johnson City won its ninth straight game, besting visiting Owego 15-6 in Section 4 boys lacrosse. Nick Neferis added four goals and two assists for JC (11-1).
Fayetteville-Manlius faceoff man Paddy Quinlan scooped up a loose ball on the opening draw, ran straight down the turf field and fired the ball past Cicero-North Syracuse goalie Bryan Schenk 11 seconds into tonight's game in Manlius.
In many ways, the West Genesee boys lacrosse team is going through the Section III Class A playoff grind twice during this decisive month of May. Before undertaking the real thing, the Wildcats would tune up with four games at the tail end of the regular season (three of them on the road) that all featured opponents it could face in the sectional tournament.
Ballston Spa rallied from an 8-2 deficit at halftime and defeated Shenendehowa for the first time in program history, 10-9, in Suburban Council action. Colton Moseman scored three times, including the game-winning goal as time expired.
The Canandaigua boys lacrosse team put on a good performance for the young players in attendance for Youth Lacrosse Night on Tuesday. The Braves overpowered Irondequoit in a 9-3 win at Exhibition Field.
Josh Huiatt scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the Canton boys lacrosse team to a 16-7 victory over Potsdam (2-8 overall and division) in a Northern Athletic Conference game Tuesday at SUNY Canton.
Pete Sacks developed into one of the area's top hockey defensemen over the course of his three-year varsity career at Shenendehowa. The senior has brought his toughness and intensity displayed on the ice with him onto the lacrosse field where he serves as the anchor of the Plainsmen's midfield.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Ninth-ranked Union College (13-3) opens NCAA Tournament action with a first round contest against New England College (14-3) Wednesday at Frank Bailey Field (4 p.m.). The schools are meeting for the first time. The winner advances to meet either Amherst or Colorado College on Saturday. Union earned one of 10 at-large berths into the 30-team field while New England received the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) automatic bid.
When Siena men's lacrosse takes the field against Bryant on Wednesday afternoon, it won't count as an NCAA Tournament game in the record books. Siena head coach John Svec had a different impression when he watched the selection show Sunday night.
For the first time while driving up the QEW, the flow of traffic on Saturday morning favored all drivers as everything seemed to be moving smoothly. There was no bumper-to-bumper, brake-gas-brake-gas pace. Everybody was in their lane enjoying the fast ride towards the ever-changing horizon of Toronto. The easy-driving pace made me think, if only things were so smooth for the Bandits? Wouldn’t it be nice if the team was able to come out onto the playing surface relaxed and confident with the attitude of just going out and playing the game – and have some fun doing it?
The monkey is finally off their back. Snapping a franchise-record eight-game losing streak when it counted most, in the East Division semifinal over the Toronto Rock, the Buffalo Bandits’ persistence and hard work finally paid off.
“I saw a big gorilla jump off our back and run out the door,” said Bandits head coach Troy Cordingley with a satisfied smile. “I’m just real happy for our guys. We just kept believing and we did what we needed to do.”
In his 20th season as head coach, Rick Berkman (Watertown) was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career (2007, 2011), while senior goalie Ryan Duffy (Liverpool) became the third Bear in program history to earn Player of the Year honors. He joins All-American Rashaun Durden '12 and Brian Austin '01.
Freshman Kelly Wall (Shenendehowa) from The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Rookie of the Year for the 2014 season.
Jim Berkman, the Salisbury coach, knew that he had a rare opportunity to see his son coach at the Illinois school with the weeklong gap between the semifinals and finals of the CAC tournament. Since the Sea Gulls don't practice on Wednesdays when they don't have a game, he had a brief window to make it work.
The Empire 8 Conference announced its 2014 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams on Tuesday afternoon. Hartwick junior attack Roy Simmons (Fayetteville-Manlius) was named to the Sportsman of the Year Team.
Tampa is the third start-up program that Rory Whipple (Cortland St., Iroquois Nationals, Clarkson, Hartwick) has brought to life. He brought Bryant – then Division II, now Division I – online in 2000, and then commenced the Florida Southern program in 2009. He has extensive coaching experience at Clarkson (seven years) and Hartwick (12), but starting teams from scratch has become his expertise.
MLL action returns to downtown as the Rattlers take on the visiting NY Lizards this coming Friday night May 9th at Sahlen’s Stadium, with a 7:30 pm start time. NY makes the trip to the Flower City with a 1-1 record, coming off their most recent defeat at the hands of the Chesapeake Bayhawks in OT 12-11. Rochester enters the contest on a high note, as they overcame a late game surge to defeat the Boston Cannons 8-7 last Friday night, a win that also leaves the Black & Gold’s record at 1-1 on the season.
After early losses to Lancaster and Hamburg, the Falcons have found their stride and are now one of the hottest lacrosse teams in Western New York. Their torrid streak continued as Hannah Lease scored six times and Taylor Izzo added two in the Falcons’ 15-9 win over rival Hamburg on a sun splashed afternoon at Frontier.
The 15th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team placed eight on the 2014 Empire 8 All-Conference First and Second Teams, while head coach Jeff Long (Irondequoit) was named Empire 8 Coach of the Year and freshman John Januszkiewicz (Orchard Park) dubbed Rookie of the Year.
Head coach Shannon McHale and assistant Lauren Schoenberger recorded Coaching Staff of the Year recognition for the third straight season. Also for the third consecutive year, the Bomber staff led Ithaca to a flawless 7-0 Empire 8 regular-season record and a spot in the E8 title game.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today the Warrior Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for Week 2. The League choses weekly winners based on outstanding in-game achievements. This week, Garrett Thul (Army) of the Florida Launch was awarded the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week, and Mike Manley (Penn Yan) of the Rochester Rattlers was awarded the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week.
A rare beautiful day sway two runaway games and two very close games. Pal-Mac fought off a determined Gananda and drove home with a 11-10 victory. Wayne defeated Geneva by a goal in their 9-8 win. Livonia beat Brockport and Rush-Henrietta beat the Thunder.
Syracuse sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) is the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Offensive Player of the Year. The annual individual awards were chosen by the league's head coaches and were announced on Monday, May 5. Treanor becomes the first Syracuse student-athlete to earn an ACC Player of the Year award.
Syracuse men's lacrosse junior attackman Kevin Rice previews the NCAA Tournament. The Orange earned the #2 seed and will play the winner of Bryant/Siena Sunday May 11, 2014 in the Carrier Dome at 7:30.
What was the process like building this year's DIII Tournament? Can it compare to other years?
“It's always a challenge. When you get down to the pool C's ,it's always a challenge. It was really no different this year than it's been in the past. There's always a couple teams that are going to be disappointed because they didn't get in and a couple teams probably feel like they should be in that didn't get in and probably a couple surprises along the way, but I think we, after looking at it all, we made the right decision on a few of those Pool C's that were kind of up in the air.”
Junior goalkeeper Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius) was named Defensive Player of the Year and chosen to the All-Liberty League First Team. Basile leads the Liberty League in goals-against average (6.50), save percentage (.655) and saves per game (12.21). A three-time Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week, Basile posted a nine-game winning streak and defeated three ranked opponents this season. Basile's selection marks the third time in four years Union has captured the top defensive award, as goalkeeper Sean Aaron was recognized in 2012 and 2011.
Five members of the William Smith College lacrosse team were named to the All-Liberty League teams as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Junior defender Rachel Hughes was selected the league's Defensive Performer of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the all-conference first team.
After posting an 11-5 overall record this season, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team was awarded with several All-Liberty League honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Leading the RPI honorees is Engineer head coach Jim Townsend, who earned his fourth Coach of the Year honor. RPI placed four players on the All-Liberty League First Team, three on the second team, and also had two honorable mention selections.
Alex Davis, 20, a 2012 graduate of Victor High School in Ontario County and a SUNY Geneseo lacrosse player, was discovered on a couch in an upper-floor bedroom of the Phi Sigma Xi fraternity house at 72 Center St. in the village.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (14-4) has been picked to host a first-round playoff game in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Bombers will host Montclair State (16-1) Wednesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. at Higgins Stadium. The winner of that game will travel to Rochester Institute of Technology, who earned a first-round bye, on Saturday, May 10. Live stats and a live webstream will be available for Wednesday's game.
Thirteen members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2014 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced by the league office Monday, May 5. Junior Kyle Aquin (Hamilton, Ontario/St. Jean De Brebeuf) was named 2014 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year, and freshman Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) was the Rookie of the Year.
In 20 seasons, the Western New York lacrosse powers have played 61 times, including eight times in the postseason. In 2014, the Knighthawks won three of their four meetings against Buffalo. The last time they met, Rochester beat the Bandits 16-14 on April 26th to tie its franchise record for wins in a season with 14. The teams that know each other so well will get back at it this weekend, and there will be no shortage of electricity. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/4661#sthash.6S2VLvtO.dpuf
Despite wet conditions the Florida Launch powered their way to an 11-8 victory over the Charlotte Hounds. The Launch seized their first win in the short history of the team and are now 1-1 on the season. Player of the game, Garrett Thul, had three goals on seven shots on the goal and had the first hat trick for the team on the season. Casey Powell also added two goals of his own to go along with two assists. Grant Kaleikau had two goals and Crowley, Lao-Gosney, [Josh] Amidon and [Mario] Ventiquattro each added a goal of their own. Brett Queener had 18 saves on 26 shots on goal.
OK, the regular season is done, the league championships have been decided, and the NCAA playoff fields for Divisions I, II, and II were announced last night. Before we look forward to the excitement of the next three weeks (yes, the men’s Division I national championship is just three weeks from today, on Memorial Day), let me look back to January when I made all my predictions for New York State teams and their conferences . . .
"What he's had to endure and get through and listen to, you wonder how many guys would even get to this point," Desko said. "He has a lot of pride. I'm so happy for him and his family that he's had so much success in the latter part of this year. When it's done, it's going to be remembered completely."
For the second year in a row, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will hit the road to play another of the most storied programs in collegiate lacrosse history when it visits seventh-seeded Maryland on Saturday, May 10, at 5 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. The unseeded Big Red would play a potential quarterfinal contest at Hofstra if it can knock off the Terrapins in the first round. No. 2 seed Syracuse will meet the winner of the Siena-Bryant play-in game opposite Cornell in the bracket.
When the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse bracket was released on Sunday, it offered one guarentee: fans won’t be seeing the same Final Four for the third straight year when the semifinals go down at Gettysburg on May 24.
The winner of Wednesday's game advances to the second round on Saturday, May 10, and will face either Springfield College or Western New England University at a site to be determined. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 and the semifinals on Sunday, May 18. The Division III national championship game is Sunday, May 25, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
The unbeaten and nationally top-ranked SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team will host either the University of Mount Union (Ohio) or Keuka College in an NCAA Division III tournament second-round game on Saturday, May 10, at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Game time is to be announced. Mount Union (15-2) will host Keuka (16-2) in a first-round game on Wednesday, May 7.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team defeated St. John Fisher Saturday to earn the Empire 8's automatic berth into the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Making its first NCAA appearance since 2008, Ithaca (14-4) will play host to Montclair State (16-1) at Higgins Stadium on Wednesday, May 7 in the first round.
This is the final year for Jim Siedliski as NCAA Division I men's lacrosse committee chair. After two years in the seat and two years prior as a selection committee member in general, his time, according to the NCAA bylaws, is up. And so Sunday night was the last time he'd be in an Indianapolis hotel room fielding phone calls from people asking questions about the tournament bracket. The five-person selection committee convened over the weekend to set the 18-team tournament field.
MAAC Champion Siena Lacrosse will travel to Northeast Conference Champion Bryant for an NCAA play-in game Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Smithfield, R.I. The winner will advance to face No. 2 seed Syracuse in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at the Carrier Dome at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
Even if the Liverpool boys lacrosse team of 2014 doesn’t match the remarkable performance of the last few seasons, it can look back on last Tuesday night’s game against visiting Baldwinsville with a lot of fondness.
One of the best qualities of all great high school lacrosse programs is the interest the alumni take in succeeding classes. When such a team hits a rough patch, often times a voice from the past can remind them of the traditions they follow, and what it took to capture the success of previous teams over the years.
Former Ithaca High captain, and current Albany Great Dane and Latvia National Team member Riley Lasda recently sent an open letter to the current Ithaca Varsity, and has allowed us to share it with you. Though it was meant for the Little Red, new and growing programs can benefit from its message.
For the third straight year the RIT (18-0) men's lacrosse team sits atop the Liberty League Conference. The top-ranked Tigers defeated second-seeded Union College, (13-3) 13-11 in the title game Sunday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers win their fifth straight conference title overall and third straight Liberty League Championship, earning the automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The defending NCAA champion Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships for the 12th time, as announced by the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Selection Committee on Sunday night on NCAA.com. The top-ranked and second-seeded Dolphins will host 11th-ranked and third-seeded LIU Post in the NCAA Division II First Round on Saturday, May 10.
The Orange men's lacrosse team will take on the winner of the play-in game between Northeast Conference champion Bryant and MAAC champion Siena in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Sunday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.
Syracuse has earned a program-best No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange earned a first-round bye and will play either Stony Brook or Towson next Sunday at the SU Soccer Stadium. Syracuse posted its best regular-season record in school history of 18-2.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team closed out its 2014 campaign with a convincing 19-2 victory over host Houghton College on Saturday afternoon. Utica's Joe Schoen (Whitesboro) led the way with six assists and broke the College's all-time record for assists in a career. Schoen capped his career with 82 assists, eclipsing the previous record of 78 held by Nate Jobson '05.
Except for the championship game, all games will be played on the campus of one of the competing teams. This year’s finalists will advance to Baltimore for the championship game at M&T Bank Stadium, which will be played at 1 p.m. ET, May 25, and shown via web stream on NCAA.com. That game will be followed by the Division II championship at 4 p.m. ET, which can also be seen on NCAA.com. The Division I semifinals and championship are May 24 and 26 at the same site.
Defender Liz Harbeson had played in 62 games for Syracuse prior to its showdown with Loyola (Md.) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon, but she never scored a goal. Heck, she never even recorded a single point. But on Senior Day, with her family in attendance, Harbeson cemented a memory she will never forget.
Armed with a pair of scissors, the seniors on the Siena men's lacrosse team crowded around the goal like a bunch of overeager barbers on Saturday afternoon. Each Saint craved to cut off a few strands of the net. They'd waited for three years and through a couple of heartbreaking losses to feel like champions again.
[Lomg pole defender Kevin] Boyle, meanwhile, scored two goals in a game for the first time in his collegiate career – and in his final Colgate game. Both came on man-up opportunities early in the fourth quarter. "Throughout the year, man-ups are something we've kind of struggled with," Boyle said. "We thought teams maybe had us figured out so we tried to change it up a little bit this week.
There were some interesting scores today. The three highest scoring games were played today, as Medina beat Batavia 23-11 (34 pts), Victor beat Corning 16-15 (31 pts) and Spencerport beat Williamsville North 16-14 (30 pts).
The nationally top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team held eighth-ranked Geneseo scoreless for a stretch of 32 minutes, 24 seconds spanning the first and second halves and went on to a 14-3 victory to capture its 16th consecutive SUNYAC title and automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Red Dragons improved to 19-0 on the season and won their 53rd straight home game. The Knights, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped and fell to 16-2, await a possible at-large berth into the national tournament.
The nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team built an 11-6 lead late into the third quarter and held off a Plattsburgh rally to earn an 11-10 victory in the SUNYAC Finals Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their 10th consecutive game, improving to 15-3 on the season and clinched an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth for the 14th year in a row. The Cardinals fell to 13-6 with the setback.
No. 2/2 Syracusescored the last three goals of regulation and twice in overtime to record a come-from-behind 14-12 victory against No. 11/11 Loyola in its regular-season finale in the Carrier Dome. The Orange improves its record to 18-2 overall, its best regular-season record in school history.
No. 3 Syracuse (11-4) closed the regular season with a dominating 19-6 win against Colgate (9-7) Saturday, May 3 at the Carrier Dome. Eleven different players combined for the team's 19 goals to help the Orange improve to 8-0 versus non-conference opponents.
Junior Kevin Massa won 15-of-18 faceoffs and picked up a game-high 12 ground balls to lead 20th-ranked Bryant University to a 10-4 victory over Hobart College in the championship game of the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Sweeney Field today.
Erin Riley scored five goals to lead Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to a 15-8 victory over Union College in the 2014 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Championship Game Saturday at Renwyck Field. The Engineers won the title for the third straight season and are now 12-4, while the Dutchwomen finish with a 9-7 mark. Riley (West Nyack, NY / Clarkstown South) earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player honor for her efforts, finishing with ten points on seven goals and four assists.
The Watertown Cyclones girls' lacrosse team came roaring back Saturday, after Friday's 12-5 loss to South Jefferson. Playing Massena in Watertown, the Cyclones ran up 10 points before Massena was able to score. The final: Watertown 18, Massena 4. (Video with other scores)
The 18th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (12-5) advances to the Empire 8 championship for the fifth straight season with a 15-6 victory over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology (7-10) Saturday at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers will face 15th-ranked St. John Fisher (14-4) who defeated Nazareth (8-8), 11-5, in the day's second semifinal.
In only the second nationally-televised game for the Albany Great Danes so far this season, the Thompson Trio didn’t disappoint Saturday. Lyle Thompson, who entered the game with 106 points, needed eight to best his 113 total from last season and tie the 22-year-old Division I single-season points record of 114 held by Steve Marohl, whose alma mater UMBC was nearly doubled up 20-11 as Albany cruised to its second consecutive America East conference championship.
The Buffalo Bandits snapped an eight-game losing streak when it mattered most by defeating the Toronto Rock in the first round of the playoffs with a 15-13 road win before a crowd of 7,867 at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. Buffalo has advanced to the East Division Finals against the back-to-back NLL defending champion Rochester Knighthawks.
The Rochester Knighthawks will meet the rival Buffalo Bandits in the East Division Finals. The Bandits advanced tonight, following a 15-13 victory over the Toronto Rock at Air Canada Centre. The Knighthawks will travel to Buffalo on Saturday, May 10th for Game One of the two-game series. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the First Niagara Center. Rochester will host Game Two on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.
Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), named to the AE All-Tournament Team earned eight points in the game, off three goals and five assists, to total 114 for the season, tying the NCAA Division I single season points record set by Steve Marohl of UMBC in 1992.
“It is not a thought in my head, but it is an honor to have my name in the history books,” said Thompson. “But it is more important for us to get the win today as a team.”
Miles Thompson (LaFayette) earned America East Tournament MVP, scoring seven goals and two assists today, after earning 18 goals and four assists in the tournament. His 18 goals and 22 total points are new conference tournament records.
For the third time in six seasons Siena Lacrosse are MAAC Champions. MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Tommy Cordts made 13 saves and Jordan Barlow and Colin Clive netted hat tricks as the top seeded Saints led from start to finish in a convincing 11-7 win over No. 2 seed and Tournament host Marist Saturday at Tenney Stadium.
When she was on the field at the 2013 Atlantic 10 lacrosse championship at McGuirk Stadium, Katie Ferris (Carthage)was going through the motions. Then a junior and arguably the best offensive player to ever play at the University of Massachusetts, Ferris was a shell of herself. She’d spent most of the hours before the game first in bed and then at the UMass health center receiving treatment.
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“Ultimately, we played well,” said head coach John Battaglino. “Overall the game was a little bit choppy and it was hard to get going but we came through. We know Stony Brook well and we’re looking forward to the game on Sunday.”
Maine-Endwell 8, Chenango Forks 4: At Maine-Endwell, the Spartans’ Tyler DeSario posted 14 saves in the Section 4 Conference victory over the Blue Devils. Justin Kopansky and Tyler Thompson each scored two goals for M-E.
This time, there was no let down by the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team against Watertown. Junior attack Morgan Alexander totaled a career-high 11 points, including scoring six goals, as the Spartans shut down the Cyclones to record a 12-5 victory in the Frontier League to defeat Watertown for the first time in five games.
Benner Geurtsen totaled five goals and three assists, including scoring the deciding goal two minutes into overtime, to lift South Jefferson’s boys lacrosse team past General Brown, 12-11, on Friday in a Frontier League “B” Division game.
Taylor Hughes will lead the St. John Fisher women’s lacrosse team into the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Conference tournament today as the program’s all-time leading scorer. The Cardinals will play Nazareth in today’s semifinals at Ithaca, seeking their third straight conference title. Hughes, a senior attacker and 2010 graduate of Watertown High School, is the Cardinals’ all-time leader in points (292), goals (206) and assists (86).
Penn's Zack Losco scored the final four goals of the contest, including the game-winner with 50 seconds to play, to help the Quakers to an 11-10 win over No. 11 Cornell in the first semifinal of the Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament this evening at Harvard Stadium. The victory ended the Big Red's eight-game winning streak over Penn and advanced the Quakers into the championship game on Sunday where it will face the winner of the Harvard-Yale game.
Tucker Schwarz scored the game-winning goal with just 5.7 seconds left to give eighth-ranked Merrimack College an 11-10 win over the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team on Friday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships semifinals at Ted Grant Field.
Saturday’s Marist-Siena Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse championship game will be simulcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3. The game is slated to start at 11 a.m. at Tenney Stadium.
The quest to repeat will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at LaValle Stadium as 1-seed and defending league champion UAlbany plays 3-seed UMBC in the America East title game. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU. Paul Caracaterra and Mark Dixon will be on the call.
Junior Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius) made 11 saves as Union held Rensselaer to a season-low three goals in defeating the Engineers, 8-3, in the Liberty League Tournament Semifinals at Frank Bailey Field. The Dutchmen (13-2), the ninth-ranked team in the nation, advance to the championship game at top-seeded RIT on Sunday at noon. RIT, the top-ranked team in Division III, defeated St. Lawrence, 19-9, in the other semifinal. RPI finishes the year with an 11-5 record while Union matches a school record for wins in a season (13).
His long ponytail glistening in the drizzle of a raw night, Miles Thompson struggles to find room to shoot. The Binghamton defense is swarming around the Albany star. Suddenly, Thompson whips a shot behind his back and inside the left post for a goal. The Great Danes go on to win 21-7 and capture the regular-season lacrosse title in the America East Conference.
Sophomore Allison Gionta (Eastport, N.Y.) notched a game and career-high nine points as the Marist women's lacrosse team (14-3, 7-1 MAAC) defeated Monmouth in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament, 13-7.
The No. 1 RIT (17-0) men's lacrosse team outscored St. Lawrence (8-6) 12-3 in the second half en route to a 19-9 win over the Saints in the semifinals of the 2014 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Friday afternoon from Tiger Stadium. RIT, the tournament's top seed and two-time defending Liberty League champion, will face second-seeded Union College in the title game on Sunday, May 4 at 12 p.m. from Tiger Stadium.
Brown head men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) has been named the Division I/II North Team coach for the 73rd United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/ LaxWorld North-South Games will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Division I/II All-Star game will be held on Monday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m., prior to the NCAA Division I Championship game. The Division III All-Star game will be held on Sunday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m.
No. 3 Syracuse caps the 2014 regular season Saturday, May 3 with a 4 p.m. game versus Colgate in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is 10-4 overall after spliting a pair of games against Duke and Notre Dame at last weekend's ACC Championship. The Raiders are 9-6 and have lost two of their last three, including a 12-6 defeat at the hands of No. 1 Loyola in the Patriot League semifinals.
Senior Meg Colitz notched a game-high four points – all in the second half – to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to an, 11-7, comeback victory over Vassar College, in the Liberty League semifinals at Renwyck Field.
For two consecutive weekends, the West Genesee girls lacrosse team had gone through harrowing and exciting competition, twice pushed into overtime and finding both frustration against Skaneateles and joy against Garden City. Now the Wildcats faced what looked, on the surface, to be another big weekend test when it went to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium Friday night to face defending Section III Class A champion Baldwinsville, a team it beat 16-3 on March 31, though it came with several Bees stars, including Taylor Gebhardt, out with injuries.
For the second straight year, Bishop Timon-St. Jude and St. Joe’s wowed the lacrosse fans at Robert T. Scott Athletic Complex. This time, though, the Tigers came away with the dramatic overtime win, tying things with 11 seconds left and then winning it on Adam Dimillo’s third goal of the game, 12-11, in the Monsignor Martin Association.
Two days after suffering a nine-goal loss to Immaculate Heart Central, the Carthage boys lacrosse team bounced back in style Thursday, beating Watertown 11-10 on Paul Bracy’s overtime goal in a battle for first place in the Frontier League “A’’ Division.
The William Smith College lacrosse team's comeback fell just short, as Union topped the Herons 11-9 in a Liberty League tournament semifinal played on RPI's Renwyck Field in Troy, N.Y., this afternoon. William Smith finished its season with an 8-8 overall record. Union is now 10-6 and earned a spot in the Liberty League tournament championship game. The Dutchwomen will meet top seeded Rensselaer tomorrow, May 3 at 3 p.m.
Johnson City’s Stella Safari scored three overtime goals, leading the Wildcat girls lacrosse team to a 15-10 OT victory over Seton Catholic Central in Thursday’s Section 4 game played at Traditions at the Glen.
Senior defender Doug Eich chose a great time to score his first goal of the season. His score 35 seconds into overtime gave UAlbany a golden goal victory over Stony Brook 17-16 to send the Great Danes to the America East title game.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino was named Coach of the Year and sophomore attack Rachel Bowles (Cicero-North Syracuse) garnered Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors, the America East announced on Thursday. The Great Danes also earned 10 All-Conference spots.
Hudgins and Donahue played pivotal roles in West Genesee's 12-11 overtime victory over Garden City on Saturday. Both scored goals to rally the Wildcats from a 10-8 deficit and force overtime. Hudgins got the tying goal with 79 seconds remaining. She and Donahue each scored in overtime to give Genny its biggest win of the season.
Lacrosse Magazine's Corey McLaughlin didn't have Rice among his top 10 candidates for the Tewaaraton Award. Neither did Inside Lacrosse's Terry Foy. But could Rice's 15-point ACC tournament weekend have boosted him into the conversation? His teammates think so.
The Buffalo Bandits are back in the National Lacrosse League playoffs a year after missing the party altogether. But when they take the floor on Saturday night, they’ll see a nemesis staring back in the Toronto Rock.
Johnson City’s Stella Safari scored three overtime goals, leading the Wildcat girls lacrosse team to a 15-10 OT victory over Seton Catholic Central in Thursday’s Section 4 game played at Traditions at the Glen.
The defending NE-10 Conference champion, Le Moyne men's lacrosse team hosts Merrimack College today at 1:00 p.m. in the NE-10 semifinals. The Dolphins enter today's game seeded second while the third-seeded Warriors reached the semifinals after defeating St. Anselm 14-6 Tuesday night.
Ryan Powell & the Rochester Rattlers will be running the clinic with the help of the high school players. The clinic will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 9:30-12 on the Webster Schroeder Turf. Clinic information is here. People must pre-register following the registration information provided.
Legendary former SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. will be presented with an honorary degree from Syracuse University during the school's 160th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 11 at the Carrier Dome. Simmons coached the Orange from 1971 until 1998 and guided SU to six NCAA titles during his tenure.
Senior attackman Jake McHenry scored with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime to defeat top-seeded Saint Joseph's University 10-9 and send the fourth-seeded Hobart College lacrosse team to the Northeast Conference Championship Game. The Statesmen took their only lead of the semifinal on the game winner and scored with 11 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
The No. 11 Cornell men's lacrosse team will face No. 10 Penn in the first semifinal of the Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Harvard Stadium on Friday, May 2 at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN 3. It can also be heard online through the Ivy League Digital Network and fans in the Ithaca area can hear the game on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Howie Borkan on the call.
[Connor] Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) becomes the eighth Terrapin to earn the ACC Freshman of the Year award and is the first Maryland attackman to win the award since Joe Walters (Irondiquoit) in 2003. The native of Cazenovia, N.Y., was solid throughout the season for the Terps, ranking third on the team with 25 points and is tied for third with 19 goals.
Goalkeeper Ashley Armstrong made 12 saves, including three in the final 90 seconds, to lead 13th-ranked and fourth-seeded Stonehill College to an 11-10 victory over the 10th-ranked and fifth-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Wednesday night in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium.
The William Smith College lacrosse team will travel to Troy, N.Y., to compete in the 2014 Liberty League Tournament this weekend. The second seeded Herons will take on third seeded Union in a semifinal game on Friday, May 2 at top-seeded RPI's Renwyck Field at 4 p.m.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team travel to No. 16 Princeton for the Ivy League Tournament semifinals Friday at Sherrerd Field at 7 p.m. The Big Red (7-8, 4-3 Ivy) looks to pick up its first Ivy tournament victory since 2006.
Junior midfielder Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt) and junior defender Adam Donner (Niagara Wheatfield) were both honored with first-team All-MAAC accolades on Wednesday night at the conference’s annual banquet.
Listings of the all-conference lacrosse teams and player and coach of the year awards for the 2014 season that have been announced so far have been compiled for Men's and Women's Divisions I, II, and III. Many of these were added yesterday.
The No. 19 University at Albany women’s lacrosse team is focused. The Great Danes (4-1, 13-2), who enter this weekend’s America East tournament as the No. 2 seed and square off against No. 3 Vermont (3-2, 12-5) tonight, know that the expectations for the team are high.
Passion oozed from the voice of Brad Ford as he recently discussed the future of the Rochester Rattlers. And as he sat in a Wegmans parking lot one day with Major League Lacrosse commissioner David Gross, it was that passion that earned Ford the opportunity to take a swing at revitalizing a forgotten franchise that has been on the brink of extinction for several years.
As an 8th grader, Katie Webster found herself on the varsity lacrosse team at Christian Brothers Academy, little did she know, it was just the first of nine years playing elite lacrosse in Central New York.
Senior Connor Latimer (Whitby, Ont./Father Leo J. Austin) scored a season-high eight points on six goals with two assists and junior Cory Gray (Midlakes) added a season-high six goals as the Keuka College men's lacrosse team advanced into the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship after knocking off Medaille College 17-7 Wednesday.
The Keuka College men's lacrosse team is one of three undefeated squads in Division III, having won 25 straight games dating to the start of the 2013 season. After earning another North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) regular season championship and the right to host the postseason tournament, the Storm (13-0, 7-0 NEAC) landed 10 student-athletes on the annual All-NEAC squads, most of any school in the conference.
Conor Prunty scored a season-high four goals and Nate Barry and Richie Hurley each added hat tricks as top seeded Siena Lacrosse eliminated No. 4 seed Canisius 14-11 in the MAAC Semifinals at Tenney Stadium. With the win, Siena advances to the MAAC Championship Game for the sixth straight season.
For just the third time in America East history, the league’s men’s lacrosse Player of the Year is a repeat selection. Albany’s Lyle Thompson has unanimously been chosen as the 2014 America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year for the second-straight year, highlighting the league’s end of season awards and all-conference teams, which were announced Wednesday evening at an awards reception held on the campus of Stony Brook University, site of the 2014 America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
After UAlbany ran the table in conference play, Lyle Thompson was named the 2014 America East Player of the Year and Scott Marr was selected as the league Co-Coach of the Year, released at the conference yearly banquet on Wednesday.
Binghamton University men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson shared America East Conference Coach of the Year honors with the University at Albany’s Scott Marr. The conference announced its major awards along with the all-conference teams during the conference’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday at Stony Brook University.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (13-4) used a 4-1 run in the third quarter to secure an infinite lead and defeat visiting Stevens Institute of Technology (8-8) 9-7 Wednesday afternoon in Empire 8 semifinal action at Higgins Stadium. The 16th-ranked Bombers advance to host the championship on Saturday, May 3 against St. John Fisher (12-4) at 4 p.m.
No. 19 University at Albany women’s lacrosse (13-2, 4-1 AE) takes its No. 2 seed into the America East Semifinals on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., against No. 3 seeded Vermont (12-5, 3-2 AE). The winner is slated to face the victor of the Stony Brook-New Hampshire match-up in the final on Sunday at noon. The championship game will be available live on ESPN3.
The nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team held Oneonta scoreless for 25 minutes, 17 seconds to start the game and went on to a 15-3 victory in the SUNYAC Semifinals Wednesday afternoon at a windy and rainy Stadium Complex. The home Red Dragons won their ninth straight game to improve to 14-3 on the season and will host Plattsburgh, an 11-6 winner at Potsdam, in the championship game on Saturday at a time to be determined. The visiting Red Dragons fell to 5-11 with the loss.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the 2014 Northeast Conference Championship. The fourth-seeded Statesmen will take on tournament host Saint Joseph's University in the first semifinal on Thursday, May 1 beginning at 4 p.m. at Sweeney Field.
Seniors Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) and Connor Eustace represented Hobart College on the 2014 All-Northeast Conference teams, which were introduced at the NEC Men's Lacrosse Championship Banquet this evening. Both Statesmen earned second team accolades.
Perhaps the biggest adjustment for Corning lacrosse player Nick Nehring at the college level will be playing in the sunshine. As the rain fell hard outside on another dreary spring day, Nehring was accompanied by family, friends, teammates and Hawks head coach Chris Hogue in the Corning West High School media center as they celebrated his decision to play for Division II Lynn University, located in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team is back in the MAAC Tournament and is set to face Siena on Thursday in the semifinals. The fourth-seeded Griffs and top-seeded Saints will battle on the campus of Marist, beginning at 4 p.m.
No. 2 seed Union (12-2) will take on No. 3 Rensselaer (11-4) in the Liberty League Tournament Semifinals this Friday (May 2) at 4:00 p.m. at Frank Bailey Field. No. 1 seed RIT will host No. 4 seed St. Lawerence Friday in the other semfinal. The championship match will be played at Noon Sunday.
Connor Buczek and Christian Knight have been named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively, as seven Cornell men's lacrosse players earned All-Ivy honors when the teams were announced this afternoon. Senior Tom Freshour and juniors Matt Donovan and Jordan Stevens joined Buczek on the first team, while senior Dan Lintner and junior John Hogan were second-team selections. Knight earned an honorable mention nod.
The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team begins post-season play on Friday, May 2 when the Tigers host St. Lawrence University in the semifinals of the 2014 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Championship at 4 p.m. from Tiger Stadium.
The Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse team is No. 1 in the state and No. 1 in Section III. The Lakers are the top team for the second straight week in a poll compiled by syracuse.com and The Post-Standard.
Sterling Taplin of Williamsville North, a three-time first-team All-Western New York selection and the winner of the Allen Wilson Award as the WNY Player of the Year, will attend St. Thomas More Prep next year he said Tuesday.
With its 13-7 win last weekend against Canisius, the Marist men’s lacrosse team has clinched the No. 2 seed for the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament, beginning on Thursday, May 1. In the semi-finals, the Red Foxes will face defending champion and No. 3 seeded Detroit.
A productive offseason has already led to big things for Josh Slowinski. The Clarence High School boys lacrosse standout spent some time at some top offseason camps - including a couple at West Point - and he’s followed that up with a strong start to his junior campaign at the varsity level.
The four-year starter scored seven goals while making 25 saves. In the Wildcats' 9-8 win against Midlakes, Bailey made 17 saves with seven goals against. Down 7-4 late in the third quarter, he scored four goals in a row to tie the game with just two minutes left in the game.
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Momentum swung back and forth throughout an evenly played first half, but third-seeded Plattsburgh State was able to take an advantage on face offs and shots on goal to pick up an 11-6 victory at second-seeded SUNY Potsdam in a SUNYAC men's lacrosse semifinal on a cool, rain-soaked Wednesday afternoon at Maxcy Turf Field.