November 2014
Sunday November 30, 2014 10:45AM
from 3dRising.com
Peter Fiorini, Midfield, Baldwinsville/Orange Crush, 2018

Firorini is a player who I think will gradually develop and be just as regarded as many of the midfielders who are committing early or getting attention from Division I programs. A big player, standing at about 6 feet 1 inch, Fiorini was productive dodging downhill, able to outrun defenders with his long legs chopping. He scored a number of goals rumbling down the alley and pulling back overhand shots.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Long Island advanced to the Brine National Lacrosse Classic championship game for the second consecutive year under Coach Jim Konen (Hauppauge) with a 4-0 pool play record defeating regional teams from Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Syracuse (NY) by a margin of 38 goals and 14 against. Notable players headed to the NCAA include, Alex Concannon (Johns Hopkins/Syosset), Sean Seberg (Stony Brook/West Islip), Danny DeSanti (Army/St. Anthony’s), Christopher Bacotti (Dartmouth/Massapequa), Griff Konen (Binghamton/Massapequa), Kevin Carbone (Binghamton/Chaminade), Joseph Licata (Binghamton/Sachem East),
Saturday November 29, 2014 9:00AM
from SportsFive.net
Hilton seniors Shawn and Jarod Kimble and Justin Goodrich recently signed Nationals Letters of Intent to play lacrosse after graduation next spring.

Rush-Henrietta senior Collin Waden recently announced his decision to stay close to home as he pursues his education and lacrosse career at Roberts Wesleyan College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Rocky Point (N.Y.) 2017 attack Alyssa Moscatiello has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.
Friday November 28, 2014 8:50AM
from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League mourns the loss of Toronto Rock general manager Terry Sanderson who passed away on Thursday at the age of 62. Earlier this month, the lacrosse legend became suddenly ill while vacationing in Florida.

from WLKY-TV, Louisville KY
On Oct. 4, on this KID field, during a lacrosse practice, 16-year-old Tanner Deming felt light headed and collapsed. His heart stopped. Little did Tanner or his family know that event would set off a community wide campaign.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks enter the 2015 National Lacrosse League season with their solid defensive corps in tact from last year’s championship team. It has been the team defense mentality that has helped Rochester win the last three Champion’s Cups.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cicero-North Syracuse 2017 midfielder Nick Riccardi has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from LaxAllStars.com
This is HUGE news, and it’s totally confusing, for a number of reasons. Let’s dig into this new NOCSAE issue headfirst!

The latest from Cascade

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
As a long time Coach and mentor I came across this article (see below) that I thought was both interesting and thought-provoking. I pride myself on connecting with young people and I have coached every level of player and almost every type of personality. The quiet, emotional, difficult, happy-go-lucky, I don’t care, enthusiastic, fiery, sulking, athletic, non athletic, and anxious to name a few. You name the adjective and I have probably coached it. And frankly most coaches display these same traits as well as parents. It’s what makes us part of the human race.
Thanksgiving Day, 2014 12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
While much has been written (and much more can and will be) about the exceptional year that Native American lacrosse players had throughout the sport, the fans have spoken and memories of 2014 will start and end with Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompsons’ accomplishments at Albany.

from The Webster Post
Webster Schroeder High School held a ceremony on Nov. 13 to honor two of its female student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Diana Bradbury - Position: Defender - College Choice: Siena College

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The three-time defending National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will give their fans a trio of options this holiday season. All three packs make great stocking stuffers for fans of all ages.
Wednesday November 26, 2014 9:25AM
from Penn St. Athletics
Kevin Hill (Webster), Nick Spillane (Franklin Square, N.Y.), Michel McClain (Canandaigua) and Thomas Wright (Garden City, N.Y.) from New York, New Jersey natives Matt Donnelly, Dean Lamela (Brick, N.J.) and Brandon Stern (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Robby Black (Lutherville, Md.) and Kevin Fox (Annapolis, Md.) from Maryland, Doylestown, Pa. resident Grant Ament and Canadian Dylan Foulds will join the Nittany Lions next fall.

from TWC News
Two Cazenovia Lakers signed on the dotted line Tuesday as they made their college choices. PJ Brown is head to Loyola to play lacrosse while Eli Mitchell will take his lacrosse talents to DIII Connecticut College.

from SportsFive.net
Webster Schroeder senior offensive midfielder Ryan Tait decided to continue his education and lacrosse career at St. John Fisher College.

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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has announced an opening for the Head Coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team. The coach will lead Team USA in pursuit of a record eighth world championship gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championship, July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius women’s lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the six team captains for the 2015 season. Senior’s Tori Quinn, Tori Greco, Casey DePauw and Meghan Cuddy were named the team captains and senior Kayla Scully and junior Ashley Bull were named the SAAC Representatives.

from The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Cazenovia’s P.J. Brown committed to play lacrosse for Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. “I loved the coaches, the guys in the locker room,” said Brown. “They all just, kind of, make you feel at home.”

from Lacrosse Magazine
I wrote to you previously nine years ago, when I tried to describe the relationship between a parent and his son's college lacrosse coach. I received enough encouraging feedback to attempt to address an issue that has grown exponentially in our sport during this period of time since — the role of the club program in your son's development and his recruiting at the college level.

from US Lacrosse
Giving Tuesday is just one week away! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. With your help, the US Lacrosse Foundation is helping to put sticks in new players’ hands, with the goal of raising $10,180 to underwrite the cost of one boys and one girls First Stick Program grant. Your gift on Tuesday, Dec. 2 will go directly toward giving kids their first lacrosse stick and planting seeds of growth in new lacrosse communities this holiday season.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse values its long standing partnerships with both the Cascade and Warrior brands, and is confident both partners will work expeditiously and tirelessly to resolve any issues encountered regarding the certifications of those helmets, as well as develop procedures to assist consumers who currently use these models.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Lacrosse fans can now add Rochester Knighthawks merchandise to their Black Friday shopping list. Fans are invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Knighthawks Team Store on Friday, November 28th. The store, which is adjacent to the Knighthawks Office at 144 Exchange Blvd., will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the busiest shopping day of the year.
Tuesday November 25, 2014 9:00AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell Athletic Department will be hosting a coaching clinic on Sunday, January 11th. Presenters include Matt Kerwick, Peter Milliman, Tom Howley, and Greg Gurenlian.

from TWC News
Two Carthage lacrosse standouts signed letters of intent to play Division Two college lacrosse---Matthew Rapp with Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and Chris DeRonda with Mercyhurst in Erie, PA.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
You know that interview question, the reporter’s old standby that is supposed to reveal a lot about the person being interviewed: “If you could invite three people (living or dead) to dinner, who would they be?”

Well, at my fantasy Thanksgiving feast, I’m going to have more than three guests for dinner. I’m going to be joined by the past year’s top lacrosse icons . . . the Thompson brothers, Tony Seaman, Casey Powell, and collective voices from the FIL, New York State Section III, the Rochester Rattlers, etc.

from Cascade Lacrosse
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has announced that the Cascade R model lacrosse helmet no longer complies with NOCSAE standard ND041 and that Cascade's certification of compliance on that helmet model only is invalid.

We are working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and appropriately address the issue. However, our first priority is always our loyal Cascade customers.

from LaxPower
US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.

from ATT U-verse
We continue following the Iroquois National Lacrosse team as they prepare for the World Lacrosse Championships. See how this underdog team stays among the world's elite through hard work and dedication to the game they love.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Pull up the gravel driveway toward what appears to be a plastic-sided two-story house and there's no immediate evidence to suggest you're about to visit anything but a normal home in the hills. A couple cars are parked in front, and a barking dog is leashed out back, but quickly items and surroundings more telling to the story of Lyle Thompson and his family appear.

from Siena Athletics
New Siena Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Bryana Borrelli has named her coaching staff for the upcoming 2015 season. Former UAlbany Head Coach Lindsey Svec and former Saint Morgan Will '13 will serve as the Saints' assistant coaches.

from Inside Lacrosse
Below, find an explanation on how the Iroquois National Team came to be from Oren Lyons, a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations and a longtime leader within the Native lacrosse community who was with the team throughout their expereince in Denver.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . What's easier is to see the wave of the current influence of the Native American lacrosse community crested in 2014. The litany of accomplishments of Native players and teams led by or mostly comprising Native players is astonishing.

While their impact should be measured in more than records and championships, it's import to remember those moments. Click through the photos below to see some of the most remarkable moment from the Year in Native Lacrosse.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The beginning of a new training camp should signal a fresh start. However, the sting of last year’s playoff loss still hasn’t worn off for the Buffalo Bandits.
Monday November 24, 2014 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Busloads of fans made the five-hour trip south from his home Onondaga Nation. They watched as Lyle (Salmon River/LaFayette) just happened to break the NCAA Division I single-season points record by scoring a tone-setting first goal of the game, one-on-one against fellow Tewaaraton Award candidate Joe Fletcher (West Genesee).

Teammates said when that happened, the whole team believed even more about what they could do. His brother, Miles (Salmon River/LaFayette), who is a big part of this story, too, broke the previous points record in the same game and pulled within five scores of the single-season goals record, which he later tied in Albany's epic quarterfinal loss against Notre Dame.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks convened Day Two of training camp at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester on Sunday morning. The 30 players wrapped up the two days of workouts by running breakout drills and simulating game situations.

from NLL.com
After the Colorado Mammoth and New England Black Wolves opened the 2015 National Lacrosse League preseason last week, four more teams got into gear this past weekend as the Buffalo Bandits, Edmonton Rush, Rochester Knighthawks and Vancouver Stealth all opened training camp in preparation for a run at the Champion's Cup.
Sunday November 23, 2014 11:45AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Liverpool High School (NY) 2016 midfielder Cassidy Hall has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Wagner College.

from SportsFive.net
Last week, during the National Letter of Intent week, five seniors signed their contracts in front of family and friends as they finalized their plans to continue to play lacrosse while earning college degrees. Midfielder Carter Jordan will be heading to Mercer University in Macon Georgia. Goalie Willie Klan, who transferred for his senior year from Webster Schroeder will go to Ohio State University. Defenseman Ethan Parks selected Cortland State. Attackman Max Spaan will be the closest to home when he leaves for Hobart College and defenseman Jack Taddeo will be playing at Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks began their quest for the Champion’s Cup [Saturday] with the opening of Training Camp at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“It’s exciting. It’s something that you’re not expecting to happen,” he said. “It comes out of the blue, you get an opportunity and you have to jump at it.”
Saturday November 22, 2014 8:35AM
from Siena Athletics
The seven member Siena Women's Lacrosse Class of 2018 is well underway into their freshman years at Siena College. Lauren Anglim, Maggie Cifarelli, Emily Conway (Delmar), Claudia Crist, Bailey Groves (Mexico), Kaitlin Handley and Katherine Kelly comprise the class which will first take to the field as Saints this spring.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Forward Todd Kozak has signed a one-year deal with the defending National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks. Kozak will now attend the team’s Training Camp this weekend in Rochester. “I couldn’t be more excited. I am just grateful for the opportunity,” said the 23-year-old. “I am just looking forward to going out there and working hard.”

from Major League Lacrosse
With the 2015 Supplemental Draft scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014, it offers the opportunity to reflect on how former draftees like Chris Mattes (FO), Bobby Dattilo (FO), Pierce Basset (G), and many others, are continuing to thrive in the sport. Every year, at the end of the season, each team secures 23 players on a protected roster. Those players who were not selected are placed into the Player Pool for the upcoming Supplemental Draft, with several other eligible players registering for it in hopes to be selected by a team.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Miller Place High School (NY) 2017 LSM-defemseman Joseph Bartolotto III has made a verbal commitment to the admissions process of Cornell University.

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from Army Sports
The men's lacrosse team continues its fall ball slate this Saturday with visits from Manhattan and St. John's to Michie Stadium. The Black Knights open the day with Manhattan at 11 a.m., followed by St. John's.

from Inside Lacrosse
Upstate coaches include: Matt Kerwick — Cornell; Mike Murphy — Colgate; Paul Wehrum — Union College

Key topics that have been discussed on the panel in years past include: early recruiting, timelines, Division I vs. Division III recruiting, Division I vs. Division III commitment throughout the year, verbal commitments, admissions process, academic index as it applies to the admission process at Ivy League and NESCAC schools, as well as other topics that are frequently inquired about. The session opens up to a Q&A with the panel, and as always parents are welcome to join their sons.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of Kyle Potter to a one-year deal. Potter, whose brother Andrew played with the Knighthawks, will arrive in Rochester tonight to prepare for Training Camp.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The 25-year-old Holmes was a standout for the Six Nations Slash, who finished one win away from reaching the 2014 Can-Am Finals. The Mississauga, Ontario native finished the season with 15 goals and 20 assists in 11 games. His 35 points were tied for fourth on the Slash. Holmes also chipped in two goals and one assist in the Can-Am All-Star Game.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team and defenseman Steve Priolo have agreed to a three-year contract, pending league approval. “We are thrilled to have Steve re-sign with the Bandits for three years,” Dietrich said. “Steve has proven to be one of the top defenders in the league and his sole focus is to help the Bandits bring the Champions Cup back to Buffalo.”

from 3dLacrosse.com
With four different divisions and seven different fields, there was a lot to observe and digest — some of the top youngsters were on hand, and there were plenty of uncommitted players in the 2015 and 2016 classes too, including attackman Percy Booth from Onondaga Nation (Lafayette, N.Y./Road Warriors 2015) and goaltender Will Perry from Colorado (North Cross, Va./3d Select Colorado 2016).
Friday November 21, 2014 10:15AM
from CNY Road Hawks
Many of you may already know or have heard about one of our most beloved Roadhawk families, Bolton's, and their daughter Alexa, who is fighting bone cancer. Both Empire North and Southern Wine Distributors have teamed up and organized a fundraising event at Rosie's Sports Pub - 1443 W Genesee St (at W Fayette St), Syracuse, NY 13204 on Tuesday, December 9th from 6pm to 10pm.

from Georgetown Athletics
The attackers include Taylor Gebhardt from Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Mariah Matheis from Darien, Conn.

from Central Michigan Athletics
Samantha Cannon, Defense, Baldwinsville, N.Y., C.W. Baker HS.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Every season, there are players that capture the attention and imagination of fans - some because they anchor championship teams, others because of amazing achievements and talent, still more for inspirational stories of how they got to be where they are at the top of the game.

But seldom is there a player which captures the world of lacrosse the way Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) did in 2014.

from Lacrosse Magazine
This week has been all about growing the women's game and sharing success from one coach to another. Coaches across all divisions – I, II and III – are in attendance before heading to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for the IWLCA Recruiting Tournament this weekend.

from Recruiting Rundown
Basil Aburn, A, Boys’ Latin (Md.) has verbally committed to Syracuse. After transferring from MIAA rival McDonogh and repeating his freshman year (summer highlights can be seen here), the righty finisher has appeared to look very comfortable with the Crabs 2018?s.

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from Loyola Athletics
Joe Fletcher (West Genesee), a standout on the lacrosse field and in all areas of collegiate life, will receive the NCAA's highest accolade for a student-athlete in January. He has been named a 2015 recipient of the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award and will be honored at the upcoming NCAA Convention.

from NJ.com
Arthur L. Johnson’s senior student athlete Matt Pedicine signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at the collegiate level, where he will continue playing lacrosse at Hobart University. The senior midfielder had an outstanding season for the Crusaders as a junior as he led his team to a State Championship in lacrosse.

from FCA Northeast
Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?

I picked up my first lacrosse stick when I was in 5th grade, however, I started playing lacrosse in the spring of 6th grade. I played for my town team, Half Hollow Hills Youth Lacrosse under Coach Greg Dean.

from YourNiskayuna.com
Moments after Aidan O’Brien signed his name to a paper that promised he’d play lacrosse at UNC Chapel Hill, his three siblings rushed down to join him in a photograph, all dressed in his future school’s light blue.

from Dan Witmer / 3dRising.com
More than 70 teams braved some typical Upstate NY weather and played lax in 30-degree temps this past Sunday in Albany for the Capital Clash, a recruiting event hosted by United Lacrosse. Nine fields were adjacent to one another, and another three were a short walk away. Games started at 7:30 a.m, when temps were probably below the freezing mark, and ran until 3:20 p.m. – but I didn’t make it that long; I left around 3 p.m., after watching the 2:10 game, my seventh game of the frigid day.

from RecruitingRundown.com
Seven Upstaters sprinkled among the twelve teams of outstanding freshmen.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Levick was one of the top performers at the 2014 NLL Combine, which preceded this year’s NLL Entry Draft. During the past two years, he has played for the Brampton Excelsiors of Major Series Lacrosse and for the Senior “B” Brooklin Merchants. Prior to making the jump to senior lacrosse, he registered impressive numbers at the Junior “B” level, scoring 111 goals and adding 124 assists in just 83 games.
Thursday November 20, 2014 9:45AM
from Gaffers Lacrosse
Following the success of previous Gaffers, Austin Cates (Richmond) and Spencer Passmore (Hobart), Dan O'brien has signed a letter of intent to play at Division Two Pace University. For the last 2 seasons he has supplied offensive firepower for his Gaffer travel team from midfield and attack.

9:15AM
from the Onondaga Nation
Lacrosse players and fans need not to worry as well. With the eminent removal of the current box, a new road was constructed to lead people around the proposed youth center and softball fields to the far end of the AC field where the new box will be constructed.

from the Watertown Daily Times
As a junior midfielder, [Morgan] Girardi totaled 36 points, including 30 goals, in leading the Cyclones to the Section 3 championship game in the Class B tournament for the second consecutive year. In the final, Watertown lost to eventual state champion Christian Brothers Academy, 17-10.

from The Saratogian
Three lacrosse athletes committed on Wednesday including Trevir Honis (Le Moyne), Molly Kern (Boston University) and Hannah Wise (Sacred Heart). Honis led the Blue Streaks in goals and assists as a junior and is joining a Dolphins’ squad coming off a NCAA Division II National Championship. “Le Moyne was the first school I talked to, they have a really good business school I wanted to go to,” Honis said. “We all got to know each other on our visit so it seems like it’s going to be a good time.”

from SportsFive.net
Alex Mapstone will continue the family tradition and follow his father '91, and uncles 89' & 93' to Geneva. A two year varsity player at midfield for HF-L, Alex has scored 59 points on 42 goals and 17 assists as he enters his junior year. Last year he had 32g-12a and added 72 ground balls for the Cougars.

Additional stories: Webster Schroeder senior attackman Jack Donnelly, Susquehanna; Fairport junior attackman Cameron Gebhardt, Cornell; Fairport sophomore midfielder TJ Hendricks, Ohio St.; Wayne attackman John Ecker, Syracuse; Pittsford goalie Alex Starr, Mercyhurst.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Four are headed to Upstate schools: Clarke Petterson- Cornell; Brenna Shanahan- Canisius; Bailey Collins- Niagara; Tessa Chad- Canisius.

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from The Auburn Citizen
Hannah Powers has had the dream to play Division I lacrosse since she was really young. With lacrosse in her blood, the Skaneateles senior had a stick in her hand from an early age. But she knew it wouldn't be easy.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Players To Watch - Rachel Bowles, Albany, Jr., M #8

Albany can sometimes be the sleeper team in Division I lacrosse thanks to X-factors like Rachel Bowles who take them to the next level when it matters. She was the 2014 America East Co-Offensive Player of the Year, as well as a member of the all-conference first team and IWLCA Northeast All-Region first team. Bowles returns as the offensive leader with a team-high 44 goals and 24 assists.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Front-Runner - Siena:
Siena brings back enough of last year's NCAA tournament team, like second-team all-conference midfielder Nate Barry, to still be considered the MAAC favorite. (Bill Danielewski) The defending conference champ brings back league offensive player of the year, Richie Hurley, and faceoff specialist of the year, Casey Dowd, for senior seasons. Hurley led the MAAC in points per game (4.93) and assists (2.86) and Dowd finished 15th nationally in percentage, winning 58.8 of 391 faceoffs taken.

from Major League Lacrosse
Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that it has renewed the contract of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star Peter Baum through 2016. Baum’s role will include working with the STX Research and Development team to evaluate and improve products, represent key product lines and use STX gear on and off the field.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"We . . . almost fell out of our chairs. The video is unbelievable," Boward said. "It's hi-def, and we park that thing at about 50 feet in the air, aim that HD camera down, and it can see the whole field. You can see everything."

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:00AM
from The Finger Lakes Times
As the bitter cold temperatures and icy precipitation pelted our region to start the week, Geneva High School senior Jillian Augustine gave everyone an opportunity Monday to think of spring.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Would you be interested in having the Buffalo Bandits visit your school to talk to your students, put on a mini lacrosse demonstration, and give away prizes? If so, then you are in luck! As part of our mission to give back to the community, the Buffalo Bandits have put together an exciting, educational, and positive school program to do just that. Starting this December, Bandits players Mark Steenhuis, Dhane Smith, Ryan Benesch, and Brandon Goodwin will be visiting schools in the Western New York region.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Front-Runner: Canisius
In 2014, Canisius opened the season with strong out-of-conference opponents to prepare for MAAC competition. The Griffs may have been trampled by the Tar Heels and Syracuse Orange, but they defeated Ohio State 11-10 and played a close game with then-No. 5 Boston College, falling by only three goals.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Front-Runner: Albany:
Sure, the Great Danes lose a lot, not only on offense, but an entire starting close defense, too. But with the best player in the country back, Albany should be considered the team to beat in the America East. You see it time and time again in sports that a truly great player can lift a team to level that it otherwise wouldn't reach without him or her. Lyle Thompson is a once-in-a-generation talent who, through the fall, worked to develop chemistry with some underclassmen on offense who may play key roles, including lefty attackman Connor Fields.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
With Training Camp and the 2015 National Lacrosse League season fast approaching, the Rochester Knighthawks are looking forward to a brand new season. After such a successful 2014 campaign, the team is coming back hungry for more as they embark on the journey to win yet another Champion’s Cup.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will be taking the team’s “Healthy Hawks” program to two different Girl Scout troops this week. The Rochester native and three-time National Lacrosse League champion will make his first stop of the week when he travels to 1010 English Rd. this evening. Walters will speak with over 60 kids at 6:30 p.m. at West Ridge Elementary School.

from LaxPower
Jerry DeLorenzo, who was a member of the 1989 NCAA championship team at Syracuse University, will take the helm as the defense and goalie coach at Florida State University. DeLorenzo comes to FSU from LIU Post, where he was an assistant defensive and goalie coach for the past three seasons. Last spring, he helped guide the Pioneers as they fought for the NCAA Division II championship title against Limestone.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the creation of the “Buffalo Bandits School Program,” which will debut this December. As a part of the program, Bandits players Mark Steenhuis, Dhane Smith, Ryan Benesch and Brandon Goodwin will visit Western New York schools to deliver informative and interactive presentations for students.

from RecruitingRundown.com
Alex Calkins, M, CBA-Syracuse (N.Y.) / Upstate Elite - Passing the eye test, Calkins is a big body who doesn’t beat defenders based on foot speed but with well executed dodges and a quick overhand release on his outside shot.
Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00AM
from WICZ-TV
Senior Shane Majewski signed his national letter of intent in front of a full room of wildcats. This lacrosse star has scored 239 career goals with 96 assists and was named the Section 4 tournament MVP in 2013. (Video available)

from The Corning Leader
[Sara] Grapevine, a two-year member of the Corning Hawks varsity lacrosse team, is a 2014 Under Armour Upstate Team selection, as well as a first-team selection for the All-Leader girl’s lacrosse team.

from LocalSYR.com
Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) –The Baldwinsville Central School District held a special event for its athletes signing Letters of Intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.

from SportsFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse held their 2014 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Just under one hundred lacrosse fans and celebrities gathered to honor the twenty-first Hall of Fame Class. As Chapter President, Al McLiverty was ill, the evening started with Master of Ceremony, Mike Riorden welcoming the HOF fans and families.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Emily Wilson of Pittsford Sutherland has signed with Virginia Tech.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Already one of college lacrosse's most talented players, Thompson bolstered that status this year while leading the Great Danes to the NCAA quarterfinals and the Iroquois Nationals to their first bronze medal in six appearances in the quadrennial Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Perhaps more importantly, he embodied the spirit of the game while representing the Haudenosaunee — natives of North America and originators of the sport now commonly called lacrosse.

Photo Gallery

from Inside Lacrosse
Below, find an explanation on how the Iroquois National Team came to be from Oren Lyons, a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations and a longtime leader within the Native lacrosse community who was with the team throughout their expereince in Denver.

from Richmond Athletics
A member of the 2014 All-Atlantic Sun Tournament team, [Alex] Hatem (Jamesville-DeWitt) was one of 10 players to appear in all 17 games last season and only one of six players to turn in 15 or more goals for the season, ending at 19. The midfielder tied the season high with four goals in a single game, finding the back of the net four times in the A-Sun Tournament opener against Mercer at Mercer in May. He also scored the game-winning goal with 31 seconds remaining to beat Jacksonville 13-12 at home on April 20.

from The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Cazenovia’s Sarah Willard has a rich family history in Maryland. Her grandparents live near Baltimore and her parents Amy and Phil both attended the University of Maryland.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Auburn High School (NY) midfielder Jack Burgmaster signs to play lacrosse at the University of Albany

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bayport-Blue Point High School (NY) 2016 attackman Jake Weinman has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
While some teams were opening Training Camp this past weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks were busy wrapping up the 2014 season. The players, management, coaches and staff gathered together for one final time to reflect on their historic third straight NLL Championship.

Monday November 17, 2014 8:30AM
from The Daily Freeman
Caroline Crump is Division I bound. The Kingston High lacrosse and field hockey star has made it official, signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and play lacrosse at Division I Niagara University. (with video 0:40)

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
NOTE: I wrote last week about how captains are selected, how I’ve chosen my team leaders, and what makes a captain a captain. The article ran long, so we decided to cut it in half and give you Part 2 this week . . .

from 3d Lacrosse
This weekend brings the FLG in 3d Fall Shootout to the campus of Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md. Teams from across the continent will compete over the course of Saturday and Sunday, with players from the 2015 class all the way down to the 2020 class facing off on what is expected to be a cold weekend.

Saturday November 15, 2014 9:15AM
from LB3TV
Professional lacrosse player Casey Powell invites some local kids to come play beach lacrosse with him on Siesta Key. CP is known throughout the lacrosse community not only as the most prolific scorer in the sports history but the best ambassador on the planet. He brings his passion for lacrosse with him wherever he goes and energizes lacrosse communities all over the planet. Follow him on instagram and twitter @caseypowell22

from Casey Vock / 3dLacrosse.com
SweetLax eventually won the 2017 championship with a 10-6 victory over the Baltimore Crabs. SweetLax attackman Aidan Olmstead (Corning, 2017) was the star of the day for Kevin Martin’s team, notching eight goals and two assists on the way to the championship victory, including a goal and an assist in the final. SweetLax’s Michael Doxie (Niskayuna, 2017) added two goals in the victory.

from Syracuse Athletics
Cliff Ensley has etched his name in the Syracuse football record book for his interception and punt return prowess in 1968 as well as serving as team captain and MVP of the 1969 lacrosse team. Today the Orange three-sport letterwinner ensures all former Syracuse student-athletes will forever be remembered by their teammates and the University.

from the Demorat & Chronicle
The Rochester Griffins won a championship in their first year of existence in one of the earliest incarnations of professional lacrosse. The next year, the little-remembered team was gone.

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from The Naples News
Barron Collier senior, Emily Franklin, verbally committed to play college lacrosse for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Franklin plays defense for Barron’s varsity squad who earned their way to the State Final Four last season for the first time in program history.

from the Buffalo News
An 18-year-old college student from Amherst died today, about 36 hours after he lapsed into unconsciousness during an underage drinking party at a fraternity house near West Virginia University.

Post University's Loss Is Utica College's Gain
from submission
Dominic Castiglia (2015) lefty attack from Liverpool High School,leading scorer (52 goals last year), de-commited from Post University and commited to Utica College.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Goalie Brandon Styres has signed a one-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League. Styres will embark on his second straight Training Camp with the defending NLL champs and cannot wait to get back to work.

from SportsFive.net
Senior Penfield attackman and midfielder Carter Jordan has committed to study and play lacrosse at Mercer University, an NCAA D-I program in Macon, Georgia.
Friday November 14, 2014 10:00AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
As soon as Emily Amell picked up a lacrosse stick, she envisioned herself picking up a pen to sign a national letter of intent to play the sport at Division I Syracuse University.

from Time Warner News
Four Red Rams signed on the dotted line Thursday in a NLI ceremony at Jamesville-DeWitt.

from US Lacrosse
I remember watching players like Jen Adams, Amy Appelt, the Gait brothers, and recently, the Thompson brothers—and witnessing the beauty of this game that I love. A lacrosse game with finesse players on the field is mesmerizing. With all the push to specialize our youth these days, it seems odd that many of these year-round athletes seem to lack the stick work of the multi-sport athletes of our past. What’s changed?

from LaxLessons.com
After missing nearly the entire spring varsity season with a shoulder injury he sustained playing football in the fall of 2013, McCormick worked hard to re-establish himself as a college recruit.

from Inside Lacrosse
Epoch Lacrosse today debuted a custom designed Dragonfly Gen.5 C30 shaft for its first endorsed athlete, Ty Thompson (Salmon River). The Ty Pro Stock shaft features a clean white base color with subtle purple Dragonfly logos, thin pinstripes and the Hiawatha wampum belt used in the Iroquois flag.

from RecruitingRundown.com
During the recruiting process, every prospect wants to feel the love from the schools who pursue them. There are a number of ways that programs are able to do so, although it’s mostly done in the early stages and on the football side. This week, however, we saw a big step forward in lacrosse.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The panel of speakers, which will be moderated by Hall of Fame coach Ted Garber, will include Matt Kerwick of Cornell, Greg Canella from UMass, Frank Fedorjaka from Bucknell, Tufts University’s Mike Daly, Lafayette head coach Jim Rogalski, Mike Murphy from Colgate and Coach Paul Wehrum from Union College.

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from The Carthage Republican Tribune
Thomas C. Grimm, who began his collegiate career at Syracuse University as a redshirted freshman, has recently been named the lacrosse team’s 2015 captain. “It was a great honor, a very cool accolade to have,” said the psychology major.

from Time Warner Sports
Webster Thomas High School held a signing ceremony for six lacrosse players who signed national Letters of Intent on Thursday. Four senior girls made their college choices official.

from Time Warner Sports
Five boys and two girls lacrosse players signed National Letters of Intent on Thursday at Pittsford Sutherland High School.

from Hobart College Athletics
Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host several boys lacrosse camps and clinics this year. The Hobart Lacrosse Winter Team Youth Clinic, for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades, will take place Dec. 20-21, 2014. There is a maximum of 10 teams per grade level.

from 3dRising.com
I traveled down to Ithaca, N.Y. this past Saturday to take in the 23rd annual Turkeyshoot, which took place at Ithaca High School. Saturday was the “Division I” varsity tournament and was filled with a number of club teams from all over the Northeast and Midwest along with a few more local varsity squads. Teams came in from Ohio, Illinois, Vermont, Ontario and all over upstate NY to play in one of the longest running fall tournaments. Overall, 12 teams competed for the Turkeyshoot championship.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of seasoned National Lacrosse League veteran Gavin Prout to a one-year deal. Known for his grit and clutch playoff performances, the forward enters his 13th season in the NLL in 2015.
Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30AM
from Ithaca High Lacrosse
The Ithaca High School Lacrosse 2014 Alumni Classic is slated for Sunday December 21st at "The Rink/The Field" in Lansing. Dust off the lax gear and come play some lax.

from In Lacrosse We Trust
While Jerome’s dreams of playing in the NLL may have been put on hold for the time being, his love of the game and his athletic prowess was still reaping dividends in other leagues across North America. One shining example of Thompson’s stellar career outside the NLL was during the summers of 2011 and 2012 as a member of the St. Regis Braves of Sr. B when he recorded 119 points in 25 games over the two seasons.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Noah Taylor didn’t have to search very far to find where he ultimately wanted to play lacrosse collegiately. A senior midfielder at Watertown, Taylor signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday morning at the high school gymnasium to attend the University at Albany to compete in lacrosse at the Division I level.

from WWNY-TV
It was a busy day for college signings Wednesday as five area high school athletes committed to taking their talents to the next level. Watch the video to see them sign, plus comments about the future from them, their parents and their coaches. (Video 4:36)

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from LocalSyr.com
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Athletes from several local high schools signed letters of intent to pursue their sports careers at the collegiate level on Wednesday. (w/video 1:47)

from Union College Athletics
Union College Men's Lacrosse staff will be hosting an all-day Prospect Clinic on June 7, 2015. This event is exclusively for high school players who are looking to play at the college level.

from Lafayette Athletics
Class includes Gina Bianchi, Goalkeeper (Irondequoit) and Emma Hardy, Midfield (The Albany Academies).

from PennLive.com
Three Harrisburg area players headed to Upstate NY.

from NJ.com
Twelve players on list headed to Upstate NY.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse representatives who hope to put the final touches on the women's lacrosse headgear performance standard will be among the attendees at this week's semi-annual ASTM International meeting in New Orleans. The standard recently completed phase one of the balloting process and is being edited for the required second balloting phase, expected to begin in January.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
This past summer, Alton had a career best season as he helped the Six Nations Arrows win the coveted Junior “A” Minto Cup. He was an Ontario Lacrosse Association First Team All-Star, the OLA Goaltender of the Year and the co-winner of the Robert Melville Award for lowest goals-against average.
Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:45AM
from the Watertown Daily News
Noah Taylor of Watertown High School will sign his letter of intent to attend the University at Albany to play Division I lacrosse at a 10:25 a.m. ceremony today at the high school gymnasium.

from The Daily Messenger
[Courtney] McVicker, class of 2000, was a member of the volleyball, basketball and the first-ever lacrosse team at Victor. She helped create the Victor girls lacrosse program and helped launch Victor's summer basketball camp. Read more: http://www.mpnnow.com/article/20141111/Sports/141119938#ixzz3IrLE8WRg

from University of Virginia Athletics
[Lindsay] Rogers (Irondequoit), a three-time captain as a player at Syracuse, was voted the 2008 Big East Defender of the Year and will work primarily with Virginia's defenders. The second-team IWLCA All-American helped lead the Orange to back-to-back Big East titles in 2007 and 2008. Rogers won a then-program record 56 draw controls in her senior season.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Portsmouth High School (NH) 2016 midfielder-defender Julia Luff has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Amherst Central High School (NY) 2015 midfielder Kathryn Yoder has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
Corning (N.Y.) 2015 LSM Matt Carpenter has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Roberts Wesleyan College.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist Athletics department and fifth-year women’s lacrosse head coach Jessica O’Brien have released the team’s 2015 regular season schedule. In 2014, the Red Foxes finished with a single-season record 14 wins alongside four losses and won the program’s first share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title after going 7-1 in conference play. They defeated Monmouth 13-7 to move on to the MAAC Championship finals for the second straight year before falling to Canisius 11-9. Marist has scheduled 15 games for the upcoming season, with the first seven against non-conference opponents and the second eight against MAAC teams.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The anti-bullying presentation, brought to you by Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning and Wellington Steele, will make its first stop at Fairbanks Road Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12th. Walters will speak to 300 students, in grades 2 through 4, at the school located at 175 Fairbanks Rd.
Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:45AM
from the Rochester Rattlers
To the brave men and women of our military past and present, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service and sacrifice to our country. You and your families will never be forgotten for all you have done for our freedom.

from Lacrosse Magazine
From its prestige at the academies to its presence among modern warfare specialists and healing power for wounded warriors, lacrosse has such strong ties to our armed forces, we devoted an entire edition to them.

We thank those who have served and sacrificed to preserve our freedom.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Meet Dale. No, not NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale is Alex Daly, a midfielder and faceoff man for Army. The team affectionately calls this junior Dale. He's the leader of the Black Knights' "pit crew," their term for the faceoff unit that also includes long stick Jimbo D'Aprile and short stick Al DeStefano on the wings.

from Gaffer Lacrosse
On Saturday, November 8th, the 2018 Gaffer Lacrosse Team won their Divisional Championship at the Brine Recruiting Tournament in Aberdeen, Maryland under the direction of Coach Duncan Streeten. They went 5-0 with great efforts from midfielders . . .

from the Democrat and Chronicle
“When I started, there were very few (athletic) opportunities for women in the spring, other than tennis,” says Possee, now an athletic administrator. “So I started a women’s lacrosse team, which meant that I was coaching three different team sports.”

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from Dan Witmer / 3dRising.com
With about 48 teams at this year’s Tully Cornfield Classic, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to see everyone, and there was no way I was going to be able to select the top 20-25 prospects playing on ten different fields. So I decided to do something different. Instead of following West Genesee, Fairport, J-D, F-M and The Hill Academy all day long, I decided I’d watch some teams I haven’t seen in a year or more.

from The Auburn Citizen
Bridget Marquardt isn’t one to take credit. The Skaneateles girls lacrosse coach, who has led the Lakers to the Section III finals in every year of her tenure, has nine section championships, six league titles and three New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships. Over 13 seasons, Marquardt has a 236-48 record at Skaneateles and was one of six New York coaches chosen as a National Federation of High Schools Region 1 Coach of the Year last December.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Records fell and dynasties ruled. New stars emerged and some refused to fade. Lacrosse went global and social. It’s time to put a cap on 2014. Visit to vote for your favorite players, coaches, performances and moments that made it special and join the conversation at #BestOfLax.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the team has finalized its training camp schedule for the 2015 season. The schedule is highlighted by three preseason scrimmages, as well as the team’s annual open practice and autograph session.

from NLL.com
Widely considered to be one of the greatest lacrosse players of all time and one of the best athletes in Buffalo pro sports history, Tavares has been and continues to be a significant part of the Bandits organization to which he has dedicated the past 23 years of his life.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks selected the winner of the “7th Man Championship Ring Raffle,” as Knighthawks President Lewis Staats pulled Paul Graham’s name from the thousand-plus entries.

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
People often speak of Lacrosse IQ but what exactly are they referring too? The term often comes up when evaluating players and coaches on their knowledge of the intangible aspects of the game. It is easy to judge the lacrosse skills that players possess; how hard they shoot, can they save the ball, can they clear the ball after a save, how accurate is their shot, can they pick up a ground ball the first time, in traffic, full speed, how fast they run, can they pass, can they catch, can they cover their man, can they throw good checks, etc. These are all critical skills in the development of a lacrosse player. At some point coaches look for intangibles.
Monday November 10, 2014 9:30AM

from TopLaxRecruits.com
SweetLax 2017 continues to stamp itself as one of the top club programs in its age class. The Upstate New York power outscored the Baltimore Crabs, 8-1, during a long stretch to help key a 10-6 victory in the 2017 final today at the Big 4 Champions League at Shipley School outside Philadelphia.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In the Division I world of men’s lacrosse, it would appear that the top programs have found a way to keep their names in the headlines, even if it is only in the “lacrosse world” websites.

They release the names of their freshmen. Then they release their schedules for fall scrimmages; then they release results form those scrimmages. At some point they announce their spring schedules. Right about now, I see that they’re announcing their team captains, which got me thinking . . .

from Indian Country Today
Spencer O’Brien, Jacoby Ellsbury, Veronica Lind, Jeremy Thompson and Tahnee Robinson are Nike’s latest N7 Ambassadors.
Sunday November 9, 2014 12:15AM

from LaxLessons.com
CJ Battaglia is from a sports-minded family. His father, Chris, is the head football coach at 2013 state champ Aquinas Institute in Rochester. But lacrosse is the sport the 2018 longstick midfielder for Webster Thomas HS near Rochester (NY) will be playing at the next level.
Saturday November 8, 2014 12:15AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
This will be the second matchup of the in-state squads and first in the regular season. UAlbany and Cornell met in the 2007 NCAA Quarterfinal Round, with the Big Red winning 12-11 in overtime in Princeton, New Jersey.

from Inside Lacrosse
Western New York-based Champion Lacrosse will be holding tryouts Oct. 5 at the Buffalo Bills’ AdPro Sports Fieldhouse for its 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade teams. The only program in WNY founded and run by professional lacrosse players, Champion will also be bringing in Mercyhurst head coach Chris Ryan, a national champion in 2011, seven-time Final Four participant and the 2007 USILA DII Coach of the Year, for a seminar on college recruiting.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the re-signing of Jamie Batson to a one-year deal. The 29-year-old defenseman has won three Champion’s Cup since joining the team in 2012.
Friday November 7, 2014 8:45AM
from Colgate athletics
Colgate's 2015 men's lacrosse schedule includes a May home date with Central New York foe Syracuse and a challenging road slate. The Raiders play four of their first five games away from Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium. In addition, four of the team's five nonconference games are away this season.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"There is a much larger majority of Division I, II and III institutions, who are still evaluating and finalizing both their 2015 and 2016 graduation classes," Groveston said. "If you are a junior or even a senior in high school, you can still find a place to play lacrosse in college."

from US Lacrosse
One of the pillars of game management in lacrosse officiating is a concept known as the ramp. This is an escalating series of penalties, starting with a verbal warning and ending with an ejection. Say you’re the trail official, jogging up the field, checking to make sure both teams are onside. An assistant coach is in your ear, giving you all sorts of reasons why you’re the worst ref in the world. That comes with the territory. But each official has a threshold of what he will allow a coach to say.

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from Niagara University Athletics
"We are very excited to face the toughest out of conference schedule we've ever had, said head coach Wendy Stone. "The quality of teams we have on our 2015 schedule gives us the opportunity to challenge ourselves prior to heading into MAAC play. We are very excited about the improvement our returners have made and the influx of talent from the newcomers. We know we have set our sights high, and we are looking forward to rising to the challenge."

from Lacrosse Magazine
When Syracuse was upset by Bryant in the first round of this year's NCAA playoffs, a few Internet sages suggested it was time for coach John Desko to go. Puh-lease! Bryant is capable of knocking off anyone. The thought of firing Desko is laughable.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse spent last Sunday hanging out at Sunnycrest Park next to Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y., to watch top high school talent showcase at the first IL Upstate Boys Invitational. It was a lovely day for Upstate in November, with blue skies and brisk weather, and the 100-plus recruits competed with vigor through the day. Check back Wednesday for the official IL Upstate Boys' All-Tournament Team; here are a few players who caught ILPreps' attention.

from Major League Lacrosse
It was no surprise that former UVA standout, Mark Cockerton, was an important addition to the Rochester roster this season. The former All-American joined the league after the conclusion of his collegiate career, and immediately made an impact for the Rattlers, leading the team in goals scored (24).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
One month from today, The Blue Cross Arena will again be a buzz with the sounds of lacrosse. On Saturday, December 6th, the Rochester Knighthawks will host the Minnesota Swarm at 8:00 p.m. in their preseason opener.
Thursday November 6, 2014 9:30AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Georgetown Preparatory School (MD) 2015 midfielder Ryan Urgo has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Ithaca College.

from Inside Lacrosse
Dorsey Levens (Nottingham) is a retired American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame and later Georgia Tech. In his career, he also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. While playing for the Packers, he rushed for 1,000 or more yards twice and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1997 season.

from LaxAllStars.com
US Lacrosse hasn’t released the list yet, officially, so this might not be the FINAL tryout list. However, we’ve confirmed through our sources that the list we’ve received represents a good chunk of the guys who got invited.

from Syracuse Athletics
Want a chance to travel with the men's and women's lacrosse team for a doubleheader at North Carolina? If the answer is yes register today to attend the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" hosted by Gary Gait '91 on Tuesday, November 11. The event takes place at The Savoy Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to announce the All-Tournament Team from the IL Upstate Boys Invitational presented by UN1TUS, held Nov. 2 in Syracuse, N.Y. The Inside Lacrosse crew was on hand and wrote about some of the standout players in each age division. The All-Tournament Team represents a consensus of IL's editorial team on the sidelines as well as the coaches in attendance.

from FCA Northeast
Thomas Courtney, Wilton, CT has committed to Christopher Newport University. Thomas played on the Wilton High School Varsity Lacrosse team last year. Playing summer ball with Northeast FCA he attended the Stowe Tournament in Vermont, Harvard Fall, Albany Power Fall, Westchester, Lehigh Laxest, Syracuse Shootout, Albany Power, and Old Fort Niagara.

from Georgetown Athletics
The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad has announced its captains for the 2015 season. Seniors Mollie Caputo (Fayetteville-Manlius), Adrianne Devine (Shaker), Sammy Giordano (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) were selected by their coaches and peers to lead the squad during the upcoming year.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Five programs remain in the strongest conference in the nation, but the ACC tournament winner will still earn an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA tournament, the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet confirmed in Septemer, as men's lacrosse conferences have generally been able to keep an AQ bid for three seasons after they've first earned it. So the ACC is still an AQ conference for 2015 and 2016.

from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Orange Crush Lacrosse Indoor Box Session at Sport Center 481. The program is open to BOYS in grades 4th - 8th and consists of 8 Sundays beginning November 30th. The girls program is open to GIRLS in grades 5th - 9th and will begin on December 7th.

from Pfeiffer University
Pfeiffer is located in Misenheimer, North Carolina and competes at the Division 2 level. Last year Pfeiffer went 13-5 and made it to the NCAA Division 2 Quarterfinals.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced season ticket and individual game ticket prices for the 2015 season. Season tickets for the 2015 season start as low as $99 per seat, and 300-level center prices have been reduced from $19 per game for season tickets to $16 per game.

from NLL.com
The NLL teamed up with New Era, the league's exclusive supplier of caps, to unveil the Face Off 2015 logo that will also be featured on limited edition 39THIRTY hats, all commemorating the new year as the world's best lacrosse players begin their quest for the Champion's Cup.
Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:45AM
from Lax.com
The first ever Sweetlax Fall invitational was held in late October and featured high school level programs from across the Northeast and into Canada, all playing on the field of Cornell University. Check out highlights from all the action at the event, only with Lax.com.

from US Lacrosse
My post last week went over a few key rules that officials can apply to more effectively deal with on-field conflict. In this post, I’ll explain how a simple checklist for your equipment and your mind can help prepare you for the game ahead.

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from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse, has announced the Big Red's schedule for the upcoming 2015 men's lacrosse season. The slate is an exciting one, highlighted by seven home games, as well as a road trip to Virginia, and a neutral site contest with Albany in Dallas, Texas.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Just like last year, Syracuse will hit the ground running in 2015 as the ACC favorite. Many will predict the Orange to come out on top with Tewaaraton finalist Kayla Treanor returning to lead the offense. "Kay Train" was lethal around the crease, thanks to GLE scoring tactics taught by Gait, and finished as Division I's leading scorer with 117 points.

from 3dLacrosse.com
In somewhat of a departure from the typical recruiting event for this time of year, the 2014 Haudenosaunee U-19 Nations Cup took place at the Nichols School in Buffalo on Saturday, with five teams from Western New York and Ontario showcasing their talents on a cold and rainy day.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse spent last Sunday hanging out at Sunnycrest Park next to Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y., to watch top high school talent showcase at the first IL Upstate Boys Invitational. It was a lovely day for Upstate in November, with blue skies and brisk weather, and the 100-plus recruits competed with vigor through the day. Check back Wednesday for the official IL Upstate Boys' All-Tournament Team; here are a few players who caught ILPreps' attention.

from 3dLacrosse.com
Most of the offense for SweetLax flowed through the stick of [Aiden] Olmstead (Corning), who looked significantly sharper this weekend than when I saw him back in the summer. Crisp passes, quick touches and vision define Olmstead’s game.

from Inside Lacrosse
What are mistakes that you see a lot of new athletes make?

I work with a lot of younger girls who have formed bad habits from not training properly. Once those habits are formed, it is very hard to correct them. Whenever I train players during Team STX’s clinics, we always stress how important it is for the girls to start with proper form. One of the biggest mistakes I see players make is keeping their arms in tight during a pass when they need to get their arms up.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Heather Higgins, 2017 M from Pittsford Mendon / Lady Roc Lacrosse, and Sam McKenna, 2017 A from Christian Brothers Academy - Syracuse earn All-Star nods.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With Halloween in the rear-view, we're now zeroing in on those all-important last few weeks before the December holidays, and their demands for lovely things to unwrap. While another box of socks from Aunt Tillie* is lovely, we've got a few ideas for things that the folks you're exchanging gifts with might actually WANT this year.

from NLL.com
With the start of the 2015 National Lacrosse League season in January right around the corner, teams have announced training camp dates and exhibition games for November and December in preparation of their quest for the Champion's Cup.

from RecruitingRundown.com
. . . Fast forward 23 months later to when the versatile shooter reconsidered his commitment to Hopkins, fresh off of an astounding six-point performance in the MIAA title game for the undefeated Lakers. Considering Fairfield, Michigan, Notre Dame and DIII power Stevenson, Recruiting Rundown watchlist senior Shewell ultimately decided that Syracuse would be the best fit.
Tuesday November 4, 2014 9:15AM
from the Finger Lake Times
“He gave me a lacrosse stick; I had to learn. When he had polio he and I were both quarantined, because back then everyone was so afraid of that word.” Fitch recovered from his bout with polio to play lacrosse at Williams College. After college, he coached high school lacrosse and college soccer, and served as a referee for a number of years in the Finger Lakes area.

from RecruitingRundown.com
Aidan Olmstead ’17, A, SweetLax / Corning
The No. 24 sophomore in the land, Olmstead dazzled just as he’s done on a regular basis in the last six-plus months.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Sweet Lax (N.Y.) goalie Jake Santini (Fairport) said the best part of Sunday’s Quaker Fall LaxFest was meshing with his new teammates. “I just liked having fun with my team,” he said. “They are like my family. It’s my first year with SweetLax and it’s starting off really great.”

from US Lacrosse
You’re at a fall lacrosse tournament. Half the players on your team haven’t been to practice this past week to refresh the motion offense. Half run the motion and the others run nowhere. It’s a motion offense with zero motion. As a coach, it can be one of the most frustrating things to see. Here are four ideas to put the motion back in the offense.

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from Marist Athletics
The Red Foxes will play a pair of road games to begin the season, playing at the defending ECAC Champion Air Force Falcons on Feb. 14 and facing off against Binghamton on Feb. 21. Binghamton lost to UMBC in the semifinals of last year’s America East Tournament.

from Inside Lacrosse
The second of this weekend's IL Regional Invitationals was held Sunday in Syracuse, with each participant on a showcase team guided by a college coach and receiving a one-hour practice in addition to their showcase games. And of course, the Inside Lacrosse team was there to cover all the stories, performances, sights and sounds. In addition to the lacrosse activities, there was plenty to do off the field for both participants and families. Check back for the standout players as well as the All-Tournament team. In the meantime, here are some of the sights and sounds:

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of Kyle Pereira to a three-year deal. In Pereira, Rochester adds a two-sport star who is currently playing Canadian collegiate hockey at St. Mary’s University.
Monday November 3, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
[Last week] I wrote an all-inclusive practice plan that could help a team go into such a tournament prepared for everything – man-ups, man-downs, rides, clears, and a two-minute get-the-ball-back defense.

Was it realistic? Maybe not. A bit too idealistic? Perhaps.

Bob “Doc” Nelson ‘78, a good friend, a former assistant coach for me at Oswego State and, while I’m the JV coach at Oswego HS, my boss now as the boys’ varsity lacrosse coach at Oswego High School, read my RTD last week and laughed – first at the column, and then at me.

And then he sat down at the keyboard.

from YouTube
Sunday November 2, 2014 12:15AM
from LaxLessons.com
The first stat you need to know about Coron Broomfield has nothing to do with goals, assists, points or groundballs. It's a stat that's more often associated with football than lacrosse. You see, Broomfield, a Class of 2016 midfielder at upstate NY power Canandaigua Academy, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. So as you might expect, he’s also a football standout at running back and on special teams. But lacrosse is where Broomfield's collegiate future lies.
Saturday November 1, 2014 8:45AM
from CNYHomepage.com
The students on the campus of Hartwick College in Oneonta are just like other little kids. They're preparing to go trick or treating Friday night throughout Oneonta, but one group in particular, the women's lacrosse team isn’t going to be picking up candy when they go trick or treating, they're going to be picking up canned goods. The team said they wouldn’t have it any other way.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Garrett Thul, a three-time All-American attackman at Army who plays professionally for the Philadelphia Wings (NLL) and Florida Launch (MLL), embraced his role as the resident military man on the U.S. national team.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Le Moyne's new addition, the 2014 D-III Attacker of the Year at Cortland, is a little bit country . . .

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from the Iroquois Nationals
IROQUOIS NATIONALS: Youth Development Initiative, November 1, Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo New York 14220, Haudenosaunee Territory

from LaxLessons.com
Syracuse University has been a relative late comer to the brave new world of securing underclass recruiting commitments. But the Orange have changed all that. Syracuse just picked up its second Class of 2018 tristate commitment to give it two, joining Johns Hopkins for the most among Division I programs.

from NLL.com
The Minnesota Swarm have announced the team has signed its top draft pick, forward Miles Thompson, to a two-year deal. The Swarm selected Thompson with the third overall selection in the 2014 NLL Draft.

“Miles was one of the most electrifying players in all of college lacrosse during his four-year career at UAlbany and we’re excited to add a player of his caliber to our roster,” said Swarm Owner and Governor John Arlotta. “Swarm fans are going to enjoy watching him play for many years to come at 'The Hive' with his ability to both score and distribute the ball.” - See more at: http://www.nll.com/news_article/show/442465?referrer_id=389123#sthash.GAwxxGwL.dpuf

from Syracuse Athletics
Want a chance to travel with the men's and women's lacrosse team for a doubleheader at North Carolina? If the answer is yes register today to attend the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" hosted by Gary Gait '91 on Tuesday, November 11. The event takes place at The Savoy Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m.

from NLL.com
For the first time in league history, a shootout will be held upon the conclusion of several exhibition games, regardless of the final score. The league's Competition Committee intends to collect data and analyze the mechanics of the shootout in order to determine if the concept might be of interest in the future.