October 2014
Friday October 31, 2014 9:45AM
from FCA Lacrosse - Northeast
Congratulations to Austin Castre (Gates-Chili) on his recent commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Limestone College!

What are your future goals beyond college lacrosse? I plan on majoring in accounting and business management so hopefully I'll become successful with that as well.

from Inside Lacrosse
US Lacrosse All-American 2014, Selected for USA U-19 Team tryout, All-Central New York Team 2014, 1st Team All-Conference (2013, 2014), Upstate Under Armour Team (2013, 2014), Upstate National Team (2013, 2014); Stats Through Soph. Year: 116 goals & 81 assists.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Marlboro/Highland (N.J.) 2016 midfielder-attack Chris Schlappich has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from US Lacrosse
What advice do the top lacrosse players in the world have for youth players who aspire to greatness? We asked current and former members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams to weigh in. We got dozens of great responses, which you can check out below, but four overarching themes stood out:
Thursday October 30 2014 2:45PM

from the Iroquois Nationals
“The Haudenosaunee – Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team travels around the world, competing in world championship events, proudly representing all indigenous peoples globally. Denise Waterman is the Executive Director of this program, a position she’s held for the last 4 years. She has been a founding board member of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse program since its start in 1983… she works tirelessly and is a constant and dedicated unsung leader, promoting traditional standards, spirituality, and education through a program that stands up for indigenous sovereignty and perseverance—the Iroquois Nationals.” Tsadeyohdi Denise Waterman is a teacher at the Onondaga Nation School and has been for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of the Master’s Program in Elementary Education at Syracuse University and the State University College of Oswego’s Education Administration program.

from US Lacrosse
College coaches say they would prefer multi-sport athletes rather than players who specialize exclusively in lacrosse. But do they follow their own advice? We asked five college coaches what sports their kids play in addition to or instead of lacrosse — and how they feel that has benefitted their overall youth or high school sports experience.

from Army Athletics
The Army women's lacrosse team will face Air Force for the final time as a club program when it welcomes the Falcons to Shea Stadium on Friday, Oct. 31 in its fall finale at 5 p.m.

The contest will be Army's last against Air Force not only at the club level, but also for the foreseeable future, as Army will make the jump to Division I beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The five power conferences – the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC – are driven primarily from football revenue, one of the determining factors behind the shift in conferences in all sports. What it ultimately boils down to is the fact that college athletics have become a multi-billion dollar business.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There are announcements seemingly every week about another athletic department taking the plunge – Concordia-Chicago (D3) and St. Thomas Aquinas (D2) ran their flags up the pole in these past few days. The number of additions is especially startling compared to the dearth of activity at the Division I level, which adds two teams this coming spring, but has absolutely nothing on the horizon. Meanwhile, 10 lower division teams have already declared their intent for '16.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the third straight season, the Rochester Knighthawks are offering their Jr. Hawks Pass. The ticket package includes a voucher to all nine home games and an Under Armour® Charge 2 lacrosse head.

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

Honestly, I don’t really remember when I first started carrying around a stick. My mom grew up around the game and my dad played in high school, college, and still coaches. I have pictures of me in a diaper dragging around the lacrosse stick that my dad cut down for me to use with a full size head. I have memories from when I was 4 years old warming up the goalie of the high school team that my dad coached.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"We are fortunate to attract the best and brightest here at West Point and we could not be more excited to provide another avenue, through women's lacrosse, to fulfill our mission in developing leaders of character," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said. "We look to be successful on the lacrosse field, and in the development of women officers in the U.S. Army."

from Lacrosse Magazine
Last spring, Lamolinara was the starter and Wardwell relieved him in the second half for most of the year, neither able to take sole control of the starting job on a defense that lagged near the bottom of NCAA Division I, allowing 11.69 goals a contest before an unexpected home loss to Bryant ended their season in the NCAA's first round.

Now, the Orange are at a crossroads. Wardwell is in his final year of eligibility, but is joined in the hunt for the job by newcomer Warren Hill, who never lost a game in two outstanding seasons as NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year at Onondaga Community College and played well for the Iroquois Nationals at the FIL World Championship this summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
AT&T U-verse spent the summer putting together a special project on the Iroquios Nationals, following the Thompsons from the Onondaga reservation through the FIL World Championships. They've unveiled Part I, showing the Thompsons in their backyard on the Onondaga reservation, and culminating with the opening ceremonies of the World Games. Check out Part I of the video here, and see listings for where you can catch the special documentary on TV. IL went behind the scenes with the Nationals in Denver with a series of in-depth written pieces. Check them out below:

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new members into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Craig Chamberlain, Donald A. Loughlin, David McNaney and Scott Schwind. The 21st Annual U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 7th at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.

from RecruitingRundown.com
Spend the summer on the sidelines at the East Coast’s more elite recruiting events and you’d be hard-pressed to find a rising sophomore prospect who plays with more grit and IQ than Matt Licciardi of the Tenacious Turtles and Cold Spring Harbor HS.

from LaxAllStars.com
The shoulder is very unique in that it is the most mobile join in the human body is used in nearly every human sporting action. And due to its large range of motion (ROM), the shoulder can end up in some highly stressful, unstable, injury-prone positions.

from Major League Lacrosse
With the supplemental draft eight weeks away we figured it would be good to remind potential lacrosse players that the registration page for the League Player Pool is still open and will close on Wednesday December 10 at 12:00 PM ET.

from MachineDesign.com
A major manufacturer of lacrosse equipment wanted to test the durability of its lacrosse sticks in game-like settings to ensure they could withstand the use, and abuse, without breaking and creating a danger on field. The firm wanted a machine that could automatically test equipment. It also needed to mimic human reactions when striking stationary objects. In other words, the driving force on the stick had to stop quickly when an immovable object was hit, just like a player would stop his swing if he slammed it into a goal post.
Wednesday October 29 2014 9:00AM
from Syracuse.com
Jamesville-DeWitt school district residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $3.1 million athletic stadium improvement project by a margin of more than 2 to 1. The vote was 619 in favor and 254 against.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Dulaney High School (MD) 2017 goalie Hannah Slomkowski has made a verbal commitment to the admissions process at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

from LaxLessons.com
With his verbal, he because the first player in the history of the NXT LC travel program to commit to SU.

from Team United Lacrosse
Next three Thursdays added for Team United Lacrosse tryouts.

from RecruitingRundown.com
A weekly Throwback Thursday feature gets kicked off with a bang today, as a highly entertaining New York State title game in 2009 took place between the Manhasset Indians and Thompson-boosted Lafayette Lancers before being put online in its entirety. Though the 15-11 ‘Set win was all about Connor English’s nine goals, it was a national coming out party of sorts for then-underclassmen Miles & Lyle Thompson, overshadowing Hopkins signee and IL’s No. 1 recruit John Greeley. (1:40:14)

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from Bellarmine Athletics
Before being hired as the head coach of the Bellarmine University lacrosse program, Kevin Burns (West Genesee) built stout defenses as an assistant at programs such as Massachusetts and Binghamton while gaining a particularly intimate knowledge and appreciation for the characteristics that make exceptional goalkeepers.

So when it came time to fill out his coaching staff leading into the upcoming season, Burns looked to two individuals who specialized in work around the net during their collegiate careers and who subsequently made their marks as coaches, hiring Kevin McKeown (SUNY Binghamton) as defensive coordinator and Jay Sothoron (HerkimerCC) as offensive coordinator for the Division I Knights.

from 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse, the nation’s fastest-growing player development, event and club operations Company, announced today that former Brine, Inc. CEO Sean Fox has joined the organization as Executive Vice President of Operations, reporting to 3d Lacrosse CEO Jamie Munro and President/COO Greg Waldbaum. Fox is charged with developing Best Practice operating procedures nationwide while also adding to new business initiatives for the Company.

from US Lacrosse
If we don’t keep our composure, there is no reason for anyone else to, which is why officials must understand and follow Swayze’s three rules.

from LaxAllStars.com
The interviewer and the crowd seemed to be caught off guard when the tri-sport athlete announced that she wouldn’t mind trying her hand at lacrosse…to which we say YES, PLEASE!

Imagine what a female who has already made great waves in the sporting world by age 12 could do for the lacrosse community as a whole. The spotlight would make its way to women’s lacrosse carrying a great deal positive national press for the game!
Tuesday October 28 2014 8:30AM
from The Daily Orange
While earning credits to complete his graduation requirements, the former Syracuse goalkeeper has returned this season as a special assistant to the men’s lacrosse team. After starting 33 games for the Orange from 2012–14, Lamolinara’s aspirations to have a coaching career are now underway as he mentors SU’s goalies in anticipation of the spring season.

from The Genesee Sun
“It is great to see progress every time I drive by the stadium project,” said Geneseo Director of Athletics and Recreation Mike Mooney. “I feel like there is something new to look at every day, which gets me more and more excited for the near future when our teams and student-athletes will officially be able to call the complex home.”

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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait '91 will host the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" on Tuesday, November 11 at The Savoy Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. The event runs from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can take part in an auction for one-of-a-kind items and meet and greet former Syracuse distinguished alums, including Michelle Tumolo '13, Katie Rowan '09 G'10, Paul Gait '91, Casey Powell '07 and Joel White '12.

from Hartwick Athletics
The Hartwick College Women's Lacrosse team will be conducting a non-perishable food item and canned good collection on Friday October 31st during the Halloween trick or treating hours in the City of Oneonta.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Rorke Denver, an All-American defenseman, played on two Syracuse NCAA title teams before joining the SEALs in 1998. After several combat tours, he was assigned as a senior training officer at BUD/S in the late 2000s when the Navy began looking at candidates' athletic backgrounds.

from Inside Lacrosse
Cascade (Liverpool) sent over a great look at custom helmets for a pair of Terps.

Joe Walters (Irondequoit) and Mike Chanenchuk each wore custom lids for Maryland's alumni game this past weekend. The details are striking: Chanenchuk's has a terrapin diamond back overlay on the Maryland flag pattern, while Walters' sports an elephant print overlay on the Maryland flag. Both players wore No. 1 for the Terps, so, Walters' helmet has his "JW1" logo while Chanenchuk's displayed a more throwback classic "1" look.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The three-time defending National Lacrosse League Champions will hold their first practice from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. The Knighthawks will hit the turf again on Sunday, November 23rd with an 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. practice at the 435 West Commercial St. facility. The sessions are free and open to the public.

from The Eagle News
The possibility of construction for a $3.1 million capital project and update to the main athletics stadium, which includes installation of a multi-use turf field, at Jamesville-DeWitt high school is approaching with a Tuesday, Oct. 28 vote. The vote goes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place in the main high school gym foyer.

from SportsFive.net
Long-Stick midfielder, Frankie Imburgia has recently made a commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Hobart College after his graduation from Pittsford in 2017. The current sophomore is planning to play his first year for the Varsity this spring, and was an integral part of the Junior Varsity football team this fall where he played RB/DB.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Haverford School (PA) 2017 goalie Parker Henderer has made a commitment to the admissions process at Cornell University.
Monday October 27 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
F-M hosted a fall tournament two weeks ago. This Saturday it’ll be the Tully Cornfield Classic, and after that there are tournaments at TSE in Rochester, the Ithaca Turkeyshoot, the Capital Clash in Albany, and probably a few other local options.

from LaxLessons.com
I was most interested in finding a school that offered an excellent engineering program as well as a high level and competitive lacrosse program.

from the Watertown Daily Times
It was the first year of the event locally for women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee/Le Moyne), who said she would be joining approximately 15-20 members of the team in the annual event. “I’ve done it in different places. It should be fun,” she said.
Sunday October 26 2014 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Three of the greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history and a position-defining long-stick midfielder were formally inducted as the newest male members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The class of Erin Brown Millon, Michele Uhlfelder, Carole Wakefield and Margery Watson represents nearly 60 years of women's lacrosse history, highlighted by outstanding collegiate playing careers, coaching careers, sportswriting, service, and international success.

from SportsFive.net
In his first year on the Varsity squad, Austin added 9g-3a, scoring points in nine games for the Spartans. He added forty-one ground balls and recorded five takes in 2014 and earned an Honorable Mention on the MC-d3 list.

from LaxAllStars.com
Last weekend’s Seatown Classic in Seattle, pitting Team USA against Notre Dame, gave the west coast its first glimpse of the new 2015 NCAA rules, at least as they have been proposed so far.

Veteran officials Steve Miller and Spike Decker flew out from Upstate New York to officiate the game and provide training to local referees concerning the new rules.

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from ChangeTheMascot.org / National Congress of American Indians
Watch the #BigGame commercial the NFL would never air. Get involved by contacting the Washington Professional Football Team, the NFL and the Washington Post

from The Ithaca Journal
n less than an hour and a half, the group that included golf, tennis, lacrosse and football players packed 706 food bags, containing items such as peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, peaches, oatmeal, pudding and soup. Others set up the bags, hauled food to the assembly line, counted bags and boxed them up to ship to schools in Tompkins County.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Lacrosse Consortium will be hosting the 2nd Annual HBCU Lacrosse All Star Game at Howard University's Greene Stadium on the weekend of November 8th and 9th. The HBCU Lacrosse Consortium (representatives from Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University and University of Maryland – Eastern Shore) will join forces again to "Grow the Game" by showcasing HBCU Lacrosse men and women athletes at both the college and high school levels.

from US Lacrosse
There are lots of ways to become a better lacrosse player. The core of the fundamental game starts at the wall or the rebounder with hour after hour of work. Ask any player from Rabil to Rubeor and they’ll tell you that wall ball is the mortar in a solid skills foundation. But being an exceptional athlete isn’t just about having a killer shot.
Saturday October 25 2014 12:15AM
from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College junior Hannah Connolly (Watertown IHC), a member of the Heron lacrosse team, has recently been accepted to the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Connolly has been accepted to the medical school through its Early Assurance Program. After applying last year, she is now guaranteed a place at the prestigious medical university following graduation from William Smith.

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

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced rule changes for the upcoming 2015 NLL season following a comprehensive review by the league's Competition Committee. New regulations include improvements on player safety, an additional instant replay challenge and revised procedures for faceoffs.

from Lacrosse Magazine
At the US Military Academy in West Point, NY, the Army Black Knights lacrosse hosted Manhattan and St. John's for a round robin of fall lacrosse action. Check out highlights of the event, exclusively with Lax.com.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Thursday, the defending National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks were among the honored guests at the 10th Annual Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation Gala. Billed as one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton, Ontario, the Knighthawks joined stars like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Grammy Award winner Tia Carrere and the Trailer Park Boys.
Friday October 24 2014 12:15AM
from SUNY Binghamton
With Homecoming Weekend on the horizon Binghamton head men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson announced the Bearcats’ 2015 schedule and captains for the upcoming season. Binghamton’s 14-game slate features seven home contests and four new opponents. Navigating the Bearcats through the 2015 campaign will be seniors J.T. Hauck (Webster-Thomas), Paul O’Donnell (Skaneateles), Emmett O’Hara and junior Chris Bechle (Fairpoet).

from SUNY Potsdam
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team will be participating in "Lax Mustache Madness" this November. The Bears are looking to raise money for cancer patients and to educate people about the disease.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced 13 rule revisions for women’s lacrosse, effective for the 2015 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse seasons. US Lacrosse writes the rules for high school girls’ lacrosse, and those rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The rules also govern youth girls’ lacrosse, with some modifications also made by US Lacrosse.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the organization will host the first-ever Buffalo Bandits Youth Indoor Lacrosse League for high school players this season.
Thursday October 23 2014 8:45AM
from the Iroquois Nationals
November 1st, Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo.

from SportsFive.net
As he starts his senior year at Waterloo, Mark Campbell has recorded 1,372 minutes between the pipes for the Indians. Today he announced that after his graduation this spring he will continue his education and will play lacrosse at Onondaga Community College (Syracuse).

from Inside Lacrosse
The atmosphere in the parking lot near Manley Field House in Syracuse was the same as almost every other Saturday, as the parking lot was full and people were tailgating. Instead of heading to the Carrier Dome for to see a football game, people headed to a set of fields behind Manley Field House for fall lacrosse. The Syracuse [women] played host to seven other teams including Le Moyne, Colgate, Albany, Cortland, Bucknell, Niagara and Canisius.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
The monstrosity that is the Northeast-10 gears up for another season that holds plenty of promise and, perhaps, another national championship.

from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced 10 additional events that have been accredited thru the IMLCA Event Accreditation Platinum Standards Program. This third group of events joins the previously announced 32 events that have met the standards to utilize the IMLCA Accredited Events seal and have committed to provide quality experiences for the prospects, their parents, select programs and college coaches.

from Niagara University Athletics
Senior Brittany Delano (Lancaster) and junior Elizabeth Benedict (Eden) will serve as captains of the 2014 Niagara University women's lacrosse team, as announced by third-year head coach Wendy Stone.

from Inside Lacrosse
It's a draft that coaches and general managers have been looking to for years. The 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft features an embarrassment of riches. While the 2014 draft saw a half dozen players who were certain first-round picks, 2015 has a half dozen who are legitimate candidates for first overall.

from Inside Lacrosse
Stepping foot onto the turf at UAlbany’s practice a month ago, it’s nearly impossible to miss two things: These players bring a high-level of intensity to what they’re doing, and secondly, they have a lot of fun doing it. Practice started promptly at 2:15 p.m. on John Fallon Field, and coach Scott Marr had his team split up on both ends of the field, offense on one and defense on the other, getting right down to work.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of defenseman Anthony Patterson to a one-year deal. Patterson was the Knighthawks’ 46th overall pick in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
Wednesday October 22 2014 8:45AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Roy McAdam, a 1975 General Brown graduate, will be inducted into the Hobart College Hall of Fame on Nov. 15. for his contributions to the men’s lacrosse program.

from US Lacrosse
When I directed officials for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, I had a unique opportunity to experiment with several “off the books” rules that would help players improve their skills and maintain a positive field experience for everyone. The most successful rules were the No-Rake Rule, the Uncontrollable Stick Rule, the Circle of Shame Rule, and the 24-Hour Rule. Here is how they work.

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from AT&T U-verse
We'll follow the Iroquois National Lacrosse team as they prepare for the World Lacrosse Championships. We’ll see how a team with a tiny fraction of the resources of other countries stays among the elite through hard work and dedication to the game they love.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native and Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will take the team’s “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying message to 400 students at Rochester Early College on Wednesday, October 22nd.

from Lax.com
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic is held annually in October at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. Dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the NCC offers an enjoyable weekend of collegiate lacrosse while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood, and sportsmanship within the game. Check out some highlights from the event featuring Syracuse and Binghamton, only with Lax.com.

Tuesday October 21 2014 8:30AM
from SportsFive.net
It is with great sadness that Section Five learned of the recent death of long-time player, lacrosse coach and fan, Don Bell of Webster. Don coached the scholastic and collegiate arenas and after his retirement from the game, was a great fan and friend to anyone who loved the game as he did.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse's Second Annual "Faceoff for a Cause" held on Oct. 12 at Siena Turf Field raised $21,450 for the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The amount raised exceeded the event's goal of $15,000 by 43% and was nearly three times the $8,000 that was raised at the inaugural event last fall.

from US Lacrosse
Most coaches want their players to focus on good defensive position and avoid getting beat by throwing unnecessary checks. We completely agree! However, if taught correctly and practiced often, effective checks can be game-changers. The “stealth checker” is always looking to execute controlled, calculated checks. She knows that a check must be executed correctly, precisely, or not at all.

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from Dan Witmer / Road Trip Dad
Sunday night was the annual Hall of Fame “induction celebration” for the US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter’s class of 2014. Eight local honorees were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the game.

from Rutgers Athletics
The Knight Cup is given annually to the player who has played the game of lacrosse to the best of his ability, who has, by example, inspired or led his teammates both on and off the field and who, above all, has consistently demonstrated the qualities of unselfishness and loyalty to his team and Rutgers University. This year’s recipient was Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia), who earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors for the second-straight season and will be one of four Rutgers captains for the upcoming season.

from McGill Athletics
The McGill men's lacrosse team suffered a rare loss on Saturday, falling 18-10 in non-conference play to the Plattsburgh State Cardinals. It snapped the team overall win streak at 10 but because it was a non-conference game, the Redmen streak remains intact in regular season play at10-0 in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait '91 will host the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" on Tuesday, November 11 at The Savory Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. The event runs from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m.

from the Armonk Daily Voice
The 6-foot-1 Magnan, who started for the Foxes' varsity team as an eighth-grader, is Syracuse's second-ever freshman commit and the earliest player to ever give a verbal to the Orange -- a source of pride for the athletic lefty.

from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits have announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Brandon Goodwin, Cody McMahon and Rance Vigneux. With Goodwin’s signing, the Bandits have now agreed to terms with all five of their draftees selected in the 2014 NLL Draft this past September.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will receive one final honor commemorating their historic run to a league-record third straight championship. On Thursday, the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation will recognize the Knighthawks with the Sports and Recreation award for having a positive impact in the community. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5268#sthash.jYAud5Hd.dpuf
Monday October 20 2014 9:30AM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
As time passes, Eddie Coombs’ legacy continues to grow.

“People were concerned that after his (college) senior class graduated that it might start to slow down and talk would slow, but it’s only gotten stronger,” said Marist College men’s lacrosse coach Keegan Wilkinson. “That’s a testament to what a strong young man Eddie was.

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from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits have matched the New England Black Wolves' offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman Drew Petkoff for a one-year contract for the 2015 National Lacrosse League season. Buffalo had 72 hours to match New England's offer for the defender who possesses a scoring touch.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niskayuna High School (NY) 2016 midfielder Marisa DiVietro has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sunday October 19 2014 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
In terms of offense, Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) seized the opportunity with a three-goal, two- assist effort, and fellow sophomore Tyler Pace scored twice with a pair of assists. Freshman Trevor Baptiste scored one goal and set up another, and a trio of freshmen each scored late: Sean Mayle, Joe Reid and Connor Donahue.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Third Eddie Coombs Fallball Shootout was held Saturday at Hatboro-Horsham High School near Philadelphia, honoring the fallen Marist player and Hatboro-Horsham alum. Marist and the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation hosted DII powers Le Moyne, Merrimack and NYIT, as well as a host of women's programs on Saturday, and will host numerous DIII programs Sunday at the high school.

from Inside Lacrosse
In its third year, the annual Seatown Classic saw Team USA claw out a 17-14 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in front of a record 3,687 attendants. This Team USA roster was altered from the 23-man World Championships this summer, allowing for a fresh group of faces to step up. World Championship Outstanding Midfielder Paul Rabil and veteran Kyle Harrison did not dress, instead taking on sideline coaching roles for their team.
Saturday October 18 2014 9:45AM
from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Hall of Famer David McNaney '77 is a member of the four-man class of inductees to the US Lacrosse Great Rochester Hall of Fame. He will be honored on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, New York.

from Syracuse.com
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team picked up a commitment on the recruiting trail on Thursday that makes a little history for head coach John Desko's squad.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"What has it been, seven years since we first talked about it?"

Jim Lyons asks this rhetorical question when the subject of a long-anticipated artificial turf field is broached. Lyons has been the head coach at SUNY Geneseo for 15 years, and nearly half of them have involved the quest to provide an all-weather field option for his program.

from the Albany Times-Union
Niskayuna lacrosse player Aidan O'Brien finds the black pellets in his shoes, his socks and his equipment bag. They're tiny pieces of tire that are used in artificial-turf fields at the high school, college and recreational level in the Capital Region and all over the country.

from Caniaius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse 2017-2018 showcase has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for Sunday, October 19th. If you have any questions or concerns please email assistant coach Brendan Murphy at murphy44@my.canisius.edu.

from Syracuse.com
Ficarra and Basile met at SUNY Oswego, where Basile was a cheerleader and Ficarra a lacrosse player. She turned Ficarra down when he asked her out. They met a second time six months before his accident, and she again refused to date him.

from SportsFive.net
Ty Xanders, former Inside Lacrosse columnist, left the firm last summer and has since started a web site devoted to recruiting. He recently published his lists of the top Juniors and Seniors in the country and several Section Five players made his lists.

from US Lacrosse
Brine Lacrosse, a leader in quality lacrosse equipment manufacturing since 1950, announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with US Lacrosse to become an official equipment supplier of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program and a presenting sponsor of all U.S. Women’s National Team events through 2017.

from RecruitingRundown.com
As the final set of brand new rankings going up this month, it’s time to introduce Recruiting Rundown’s Top 75 Sophomores.
Friday October 17 2014 8:15AM
from the Madison County Courier
Colgate University’s annual Native American Arts and Culture Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The festival celebrates Native American culture with live music and dance, craft demonstrations, handmade Native American items and traditional foods for sale, and more.

from Major League Lacrosse
New York’s Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was one of the most talked about defensemen of the 2014 season. An All-American at Loyola College, Fletcher came into the year looking to build off of his college successes. The rookie was named to the USA Men’s National Training team roster, the only college player to be added to the team.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“‘Sully’ is a great steady ‘D’ man with an excellent lacrosse IQ. He can shut down the teams’ best players,” said goalie Matt Vinc. “We are great friends off the floor so it's unbelievable that I get to play with him again this season.”

from RecruitingRundown.com
For the first time ever in lacrosse, these rankings will get updated a handful of times each year. Kids are playing more lacrosse than ever (in favor of other sports), so with that said, it gets easier to make ongoing evaluations throughout all of the seasons.
Thursday October 16, 2014 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Alf Jacques' workshop Onondaga Nation, May 16, 2014. Wooden lacrosse stick maker Alf Jacques works on carving a defenseman's stick for the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team in their upcoming World Lacrosse Championships in Denver on July 10, 2014.

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from The Chronicle-Express
The Rochester Rattlers Major League Lacrosse team raised $1,300 to benefit the Arc of Yates disaster relief efforts following devastating flooding in May. Top defenseman for the Rattlers and Penn Yan native Mike Manley introduced the fundraising idea which netted $1,300.

from Virginia Athletics
Coholan, a redshirt junior from Rochester, N.Y., started all 16 games in 2014 on the first midfield. He scored 13 goals and dished out 14 assists. Coholan scored a career-high three goals against Johns Hopkins, including the overtime winner.

from Union Athletics
[Stefan] Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius), named the 2014 USILA Division III Outstanding Goalie of the Year, led the Liberty League in goals-against averge (7.00) and save percentage (.641) last season. He posted a nine-game winning streak and was named to the USILA All-American First Team and tabbed Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year. This will be his second season as a captain.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Six Tuesday evening sessions - November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9 - with a coaching lineup that includes Dan Hardy (Tully), Kevin Leveille (Delmar), Ryan Powell (Carthage), Travis Morgia (Watertoen), Eric Wood (Carthage), and Matt Abbott (Nottingham).

from US Lacrosse
As coaches, we teach kids how to dodge, but seldom analyze what it takes to become a great dodger. We show them the roll, face and split dodges, then leave them to their own devices to figure out which one to use and when. Help your dodgers take the next step with these instructions.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With leaves changing colors and a bit more nip in the air, it's time to begin the discussion of who might be Lacrosse Magazine's Person of the Year for 2014 — and there are several worthy candidates.

Below is a rundown of the people that we've had in our discussion thus far. Who makes the grade for you? Or do you have someone else you'd like to nominate? Let us know by voting or leaving comments, and we'll announce the winner upon the release of our December 2014 issue!

from Inside Lacrosse
In a lot of ways, this sport has been a huge part of my identity for nearly 15 years. So it is with both excitement and sadness that I've made the decision to leave Inside Lacrosse to pursue a new challenge as Social Media Manager with The Martin Group, a growing, dynamic ad agency with offices in Buffalo and Rochester. I couldn’t be happier for this next chapter and to be returning home to Western New York to be closer to family.

I want to thank Inside Lacrosse and the entire sport for a phenomenal experience and, hopefully, a lifetime's worth of relationships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Saturday morning it was 60 degrees and raining. One might not dub these “perfect lacrosse conditions,” but champions adapt. The U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team could be found practicing throughout the D.C./Virginia area in this dreary weather and pouring rain. As the team walked off the field after the first long practice at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, each player appeared fatigued, yet a smile remained on their faces. Whether it was an experienced player who won the Gold Medal at the 2013 FIL World Cup, or a sophomore in college — every single athlete was excited to be there.

from Inside Lacrosse
The more I watch goalies getting warmed up pre-game, pre-practice and at recruiting events, the more concerned I get. Shooting underhand worm-burners from 16 yards isn't accomplishing anything. Spending five rushed minutes in between the pipes isn't sufficient for a young goalie.
Wednesday October 15, 2014 8:15AM
from US Lacrosse
Player applications are now being accepted for the 2015 U.S. Men’s National Indoor Team. Interested candidates can apply for consideration to be invited to try out and will be evaluated by a selection committee including the current U.S. men’s national indoor team coaching staff, named in September and led by head coach Tony Resch.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, has reached an agreement with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to provide the necessary education and training of women’s lacrosse officials to reach US Lacrosse certification status in time for the 2015 season.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Futia, a local product from Schenectady that went to Guilderland High, served as a close defenseman for the Great Danes from 2011 to 2014. A three-year starter, he helped UAlbany win a pair of America East titles in 2013 and 2014.

from Siena Athletics
Dan McAvoy joins the Saints from lacrosse power Fairport High where he helped guide his squad to a peak No. 4 ranking in Lacrosse Magazine's Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Regional Rankings this spring. McAvoy was named to the Section V Class A All-Tournament Team and scored a team-high three goals in the state semifinals. He was named a 2014 Second Team All-Section and All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention selection.

from the Mercer Island Reporter
“They’re a highly-ranked school, so the education was attractive for me. And after visiting the campus, I felt upstate New York is a great place to be,” Coles said, adding he had encouragement to play college lacrosse from fellow teammate Evan Condon, who will play lacrosse a few hours away at West Point.

from Inside Lacrosse
Eric Holden, A, Lincoln Sudbury (Mass.) verbally committed to Hobart this past summer. A two-year varsity lacrosse player, Holden led his Div 1. state semifinalist program with 50 goals and 50 assists. selected first-team all-Dual County League. Plays club for Laxachusetts AA. All-star at the Legacy Invitational and at the Legacy Elite Showcase. Also attended Baltimore Summer kickoff and Philly Summer Invitational. Two-year varsity starter in hockey. League all star. Other schools considered include Boston U. and Fairfield.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Seven Sunday morning sessions with a coaching lineup that includes Dan Hardy (Tully), Kevin Leveille (Delmar), Ryan Powell (Carthage), Travis Morgia (Watertoen), Eric Wood (Carthage), and Matt Abbott (Nottingham).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will return to Montreal’s Bell Centre for a National Lacrosse League preseason game on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. For the second time in three years, Rochester will play the rival Toronto Rock at the home of the Montreal Canadiens. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5255#sthash.hSLcEVUj.dpuf
Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The Division I men's field at Sunday's Northeast Classic was smaller than year's past, but the tenacity was still high at the South Athletic Fields at Thayer Academy. Marist was the class of the fall ball tournament formerly known as the Catamount Classic, with a high competition level and physicality, but Sacred Heart and Holy Cross were close behind. The tournament saw a spirited entry from UMass Lowell, participating in their first games as a Division I program.

from RecruitingRundown.com
In the days following our talk on SiriusXM’s ‘The Lacrosse Show’, I nailed down Carc for a lengthy interview, hitting all sorts of areas regarding the changes in the sport. Thanks to Paul for taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with RR – we hope to have him back for a few more features going forward!
Monday October 13, 2014 8:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Senior midfielder Nicky Galasso was named the Syracuse recipient of the Nick Colleluori Award and said the speech made at halftime of the event by HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori brought tears. His mother, Cindy, passed away 10 years ago due to lung cancer and a brain tumor and he also was touched by Katherine Frega's inspirational story.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Loyola Blakefield (MD) 2015 defenseman Jake Nordhausen has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at The United States Military Academy at West Point.

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from LocalSyr.com
The Syracuse woman who was left in critical condition after a crash in Granby in late September has died. 20-year old Elizabeth Tully (Bishop Ludden/OCC) was riding in a car with her 38-year old mother Vicky Tully, when a FedEx truck veered into their path on State Route 3.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Just when I thought I’d seen it all . . .

I watched my first-ever college club lacrosse game on Saturday, and as I did, I felt a combination of both nostalgia and stuffiness. There were times when I caught myself looking down my nose at these “lesser laxers,” but I also saw a lot that hit home, especially considering my early years coaching at Oswego State.

from Rich Barnes Photography
SUNY Cortland vs. Le Moyne fall ball.

from Time Warner News
Pumped up on a Sunday to play the sport they love the most. Lacrosse players filled Siena Turf Field Sunday, looking like they didn't want to be anywhere else. (Video)

from Lacrosse Magazine
Facing the 2014 championship squad Maryland, as well as Navy and Princeton at the Navy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium, Team USA reconvened for their second training weekend since tryouts in June. This exhibition event is just one of many that the U.S. women will participate in as they prep for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup in Surrey, England.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The euphoria of being among the top 25 players in the country was quickly put into perspective on Saturday, as the U.S. Women's Under-19 Team got to work at the squad's first training weekend in Washington, D.C.
Sunday October 12, 2014 12:15PM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
One of the highlights of the first day of action at the 8th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic Saturday at Ridley was the halftime speech by HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori and the introduction of Katherine Frega, a junior at Syracuse who has been fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for five years.

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from JustLacrosse Update
My name is Matthew Baildon and I'm the president of a youth lacrosse club in Berlin, Germany. We are in desperate need for a girls coach for our program and there is the potential to play here in Germany, if so desired.

from Syracuse.com
I played football, lacrosse, basketball at West Genesee. There were a lot of lessons, which I learned from the coaches in those sports, particularly at West Genesee where the lacrosse program is legendary . . . Whether it was Mike Messere or Vladimir Horyl, who was the JV coach, I learned about discipline, execution, and teamwork.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men's lacrosse team capped its 2014 fall season with a pair of exhibition victories on the first day of the eighth-annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic at Ridley High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. Syracuse defeated Bellarmine, 15-5, in its opening game and followed it up with a 13-6 victory against Binghamton.

Photos from Lacrosse Magazine

from Inside Lacrosse
Binghamton:Coach Scott Nelson feels he has a good freshmen class and some have surfaced this fall in attack Steve Petrelli, out of Baldwinsville, N.Y., who came in with a great pedigree as a high school All-American. Nelson got to see him against live competition on Saturday.

“We knew Steve was pretty good coming in, but he’s turned out to be better than we thought, the same thing with [freshman midfield] Ben Kocis, both have done very, very well for us, as has Liam Reaume in the midfield,” Nelson said.

from SportsFive.net
Veteran GVLOA member, Rob Cantabene, has been selected to receive a 2015 US Lacrosse Education Convention scholarship. Chosen because of his commitment to officiating excellence, the current Board Member has served as an official for over ten years and has recently been involved in helping to train new members.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Stone Bridge High School (VA) 2016 defenseman Noah Madgwick has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.
Saturday October 11, 2014 8:45AM
from Cascade Lacrosse
Cascade is a leader in the head protection industry. Since 1986, our leading edge technology & design gives players what they need and expect.

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from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team and head coach Scott Teeter are set to host the Team Canada Under-19 women’s lacrosse team this weekend at the Demske Sports Complex. The events start on Friday, October 10 and go through Sunday, October 12.

from the Albany Times-Union
Lacrosse teams from three area colleges and three universities will play exhibition matches Sunday at Siena College to raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
McQuaid Jesuit High School 2015 midfielder Jarrett Cook has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Mercyhurst University.
Friday October 10, 2014 2:30PM
from Syracuse Athletics
Hakeem Lecky, Henry Schoonmaker, Kevin Rice, Tom Grimm and Dylan Donahue have been named captains for the 2015 season, head coach John Desko announced on Friday, Oct. 10. The quintet were elected in a vote by their teammates. Lecky will serve as a captain for the second year in a row, while the others are in the role for the first time.

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from The Oswegonian
After four years at the helm of Oswego State’s men’s lacrosse program, Ryan Martin stepped down in September to take a job as an assistant coach at Division I Hartford University.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of defenseman/transition man Brier Jonathan to a one-year deal. Jonathan is the third draft pick to sign with the Knighthawks, joining Zach Williams and Ian Martin.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Saturday:

FLCC Shootout (Canandiagua, N.Y.)

Finger Lakes vs. Broome - 11 a.m.
Wells vs. Mohawk Valley - 11 a.m.
Finger Lakes vs. Wells - 12 p.m.
Broome vs. Mohawk Valley - 12 p.m.
Finger Lakes vs. Mohawk Valley - 1 p.m.
Broome vs. Wells - 1 p.m.

from SportsFive.net
Pittsford sophomore midfielder, John Galbraith has announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Colgate University after his graduation in 2017.

from Star Riders Lacrosse
The Star Riders Ladies went undefeated at Capital Cup and High Voltage, and had some great showings at the NE Challenge, Irondequoit and Star Spangled tournaments with several age groups represented.

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from Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse
Intense, skills-based, developmental training program for girls looking to take their game to the next level. All sessions are designed to bring out the best in players from all school and club players from the area.

from Inside Lacrosse
1. Zed Williams (Silver Creek), Virginia M

Williams inherits a Rob Emery-like role as a midfield ball-handler with superior passing skills. After a long summer, preseason and season in Charlottesville, Williams chose not to pursue a spot on the Iroquois National Team last summer, favoring being at home with his family. He should arrive fresh and hungry for what will be a breakout sophomore season.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on three-year contracts with Ryan Benesch and Dhane Smith, and signed Jordan Dance, Jamie Rooney and Jerome Thompson (LaFayette) to one-year deals.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
In his four-year UAlbany career, Newhouse served as the team’s primary LSM the last three seasons, compiling 86 ground balls, 41 caused turnovers and three goals. His junior season he scooped 44 ground balls and caused 22 turnovers. He was part of a UAlbany defense that helped the Great Danes win a pair of America East titles in 2013 and 2014.

from The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced eight additional events that have been accredited thru the IMLCA Event Accreditation Platinum Standards Program. This group of eight joins the previously announced 24 events that have met the standards to utilize the IMLCA Accredited Events seal and have committed to provide quality experiences for the prospects, their parents, select programs and college coaches.

from West Orange Times and Observer
The Florida High School Athletic Association made a pair of decisions regarding the sport of girls lacrosse at its board of directors meeting on Sept. 29 — but not the one girls lacrosse players, coaches and aficionados around the state wanted.

from Lacrosse Magazine
They've combined to win 11 of 14 world titles since 1982, and they're only getting stronger. In a year of new beginnings, the U.S senior and under-19 women's national teams are building the continuity to sustain their dynastic success.
Thursday October 9, 2014 8:45AM
from SportsFive.net
Senior midfielder, Max Paroda has announced his decision to continue playing lacrosse while pursuing his college education at John Carroll University. A three year varsity player for the McQuaid Jesuit Knights, the right-hander from Pittsford lost a great deal of playing time last year with a broken kneecap, but still managed to score 5g-1a for McQuaid.

from SportsFive.net
Pittsford sophomore midfielder, John Galbraith has announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Colgate University after his graduation in 2017.

from US Lacrosse
With fall ball in full swing and the promise of another spring season on the horizon, we’re ramping up our efforts to educate new and experienced coaches across the country. In November, December and January alone, the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program is offering 42 coaching clinics in 13 states, spanning all levels of the men’s and women’s games.

from The Hamilton Spectator
The Six Nations-based Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation provides grants and funding for First Nations' arts and culture, health, sports and recreation, and education. At the gala, the foundation presents awards to individuals in each of those categories. This year's recipients are Manitoba writer Tomson Highway, Queen's University assistant professor Duncan Cree, physician Darlene Kitty, and the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team.

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from Syracuse.com
Colgate University has announced new measures aimed at limiting sports-related head injuries. A release sent by the school details the new protocol that covers all varsity athletic programs, with emphasis on sports where the risk is highest including basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.

from Colgate Athletics
The Raiders already have raised more than their original $10,000 goal for the Vs. Cancer Foundation and Golisano Hospital. And the big event is still to come.

from Inside Lacrosse
Since head coach John Battaglino has taken over the reins in New York’s capital, the sky has seemingly been the limit for the Great Danes at the University at Albany. In 2011, Battaglino’s inaugural year as the program’s head coach, Albany captured the program’s first-even America East Tournament title and earned a bid into the NCAA Tournament — also a first for the Great Danes’ program. A year later, Battaglino did it again.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Liberty's steady evolution into one of the premier conferences in the country continued last spring with two more invitations to the dance along with a relatively deep cast of characters. RIT has established itself as a perennial player and Union is steadily approaching that mark, even if it has come up short against the Tigers every time.

from Syracuse.com
The Skaneateles High School girls lacrosse team won the Class C state championship in the spring. And, well, that feel-good vibe lingers happily into the fall. It might seem crazy what I'm about to say, but the Lakers are still very, very Happy. It's the truth. Which you can feel and see in this video (posted above) produced by Elizabeth Lane, a defender for the championship Skaneateles team.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Celebrating its eight year of bring the nation’s top middle and high school lacrosse players together for a three-day event of competition and camaraderie, the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and Brine National Lacrosse Academy will be held on June 29-July 2, 2015.
Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:30AM
from Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse Club
The 2014 Outlaw Ladies V Black went undefeated at Capital Cup in Virginia. They did the same thing at Star Spangled. And GOS. And High Voltage. And Irondequoit. And Star Spangled. We are extremely proud that our players are committing to, and being recruited by, the finest educational institutions in this country.

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from Upstate Lacrosse Club
Tryout information for Boys Elite Summer 2015 teams.

from The Juice
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team’s 2014 recruiting class recently was rated 17th in the country by Inside Lacrosse magazine. I had to check twice. Yup, 17. When less heralded programs like Villanova (#6), Penn State (#11), Bucknell (#13) and Ohio State (#16) best the Orange in any lacrosse ranking, it’s somewhat shocking.

from Syracuse Athletics
Both current and alumni lacrosse players talk about how it feels to play again and be back with former teammates.

from Lacrosse Playground
The American Indoor Lacrosse Association and the Prep School Lacrosse Showcase today announced a new partnership to launch the National Collegiate Lacrosse Academy (NCLA) in the summer of 2015. The NCLA is the first academy of its kind dedicated to improving the overall performance and lacrosse literacy of college-bound lacrosse players through box lacrosse education.

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from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond announced that Craig Whipple will join his staff for the 2015 season as the volunteer assistant coach. Current volunteer assistant coach Terry Muffley will continue to work with the Statesmen as the director of lacrosse operations.

"Coach Whipple is a wonderful addition to our staff," Raymond said. "I've known Craig since his playing days at RIT where he was a teammate of my older brother. Craig eats, sleeps and breathes lacrosse. He truly loves this game, and his accomplishments as Irondequoit's head coach prove he has the ability to lead and mentor young men. We are excited to add his knowledge and passion to the Hobart lacrosse program."

from Lionheart Lacrosse
The focus is to help players improve on all aspects of their game while enjoying the lacrosse experience to the fullest, as well as giving players insight about the recruitment process and assist them along the way.

from Inside Lacrosse
IL's Fall All-Access series takes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at some of lacrosse's biggest and most interesting programs and will run throughout fallball. Longtime Syracuse-area reporter Dave Rahme sat in during one of the Orange's late September practice sessions. For look-ins with women's programs, check out ILWomen.

from Rutgers Athletics
Rutgers men’s lacrosse head Coach Brian Brecht has named junior attackman Scott Bieda (Bridgewater, N.J.), senior defenseman Nick Capparelli (Glen Head, N.Y.), senior midfielder Brian Goss (Arlington Heights, Ill.), and senior midfielder Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia) as captains for the 2015 season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the fourth straight season, the Rochester Knighthawks will host the Minnesota Swarm in a free preseason game at The Blue Cross Arena. The 8:00 p.m. game on Saturday, December 6th will be the Knighthawks first since making National Lacrosse League history by winning three straight Champion’s Cups.
Tuesday October 7, 2014 9:30AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
Team JP will run in support of JP Honsinger, an 11-year-old who is suffering from Niemann-Pick Type C Disease, a form of childhood Alzheimer’s. JP has spent time at practice and at games with the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team.

from US Lacrosse
As a general rule, particularly for prepubescent, elementary school kids, it is extremely important that they develop friendships. Friendships and competency development (i.e., skills of learning the game) are the two most critical objectives of latency (ages 6-12). Playing up often places our children into new groups of older kids.

from The Eagle News
“I think that it does something for the town of DeWitt, the county of Onondaga and the state of New York that has never been done before,” said Dennis Cleary, president of the Friends of Town of Dewitt Parks. “We’ll have a fully integrated facility that allows kids of all abilities to play.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Albany Academy for Girls 2016 defender Megan Balter has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Corning Painted Post (N.Y.) 2017 attackman Aidan Olmstead has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Loyola University (MD).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Sachem East High School (NY) 2015 attackman Stephen Panno has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY-Oneonta.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
In the middle of fall ball season, teams are cranking up the heat and working out the kinks before looking ahead to the spring. With the youngest player in history to win the Tewaaraton Award returning for only her junior season, can Maryland's wonder woman Taylor Cummings do it again? Since Syracuse's Alyssa Murray is the lone 2014 finalist to graduate, there is one spot open in the top five. Who do you think deserves a shot this year? Here are our early predictions.

from Lacrosse Magazine
1. Lyle Thompson, Albany, Sr. A
Lyle was co-winner of the Tewaaraton Award last year with his brother Miles, who will serve as volunteer assistant coach with Great Danes this season. Will Lyle take the Tewaaraton solo this year, and become the first men's back-to-back winner in history?

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of forward Ian Martin to a one-year deal. Martin is the second draft pick to sign with the Knighthawks, joining Zach Williams.
Monday October 6, 2014 1:15PM
from FCA Northeast
Jarrett Cook, M, McQuaid (NY) has committed to Mercyhurst College. Jarrett played on the McQuaid Varsity Lacrosse team last year. Playing summer ball with Northeast FCA he attended Niagara Lacrosse Classic, the Albany Summer Clash, the Philly Summer Invitational and the Lehigh Laxfest.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Well, this past weekend was Oswego State’s 38th annual Ron Humphreys Memorial Alumni Lacrosse Classic, and as much as every Classic Weekend is unique in its own way, in many ways they’re all pretty much the same. This one was no different . . .

from Le Moyne Athletics
In its second year, the Room2Smile Fall Classic served to promote and generate awareness of Room2Smile, a charitable organization started by former Le Moyne Dolphin men's lacrosse student-athlete Brandon Spillett '05. The organization's mission is to help families who have received a cancer diagnosis with emotional support services.

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from Princeton Athletics
Walker was a first-team All-America at Tewaaraton Trophy finalist at the United States Military Academy before graduating in 2006, and he is still the third all-time leading scorer in school history. He also suffered a major back injury as a junior that required surgery and ultimately led to his being medically retired from the Army in 2009.

from The Daily Orange
All of last season, the topic of who would take reps at the faceoff X was a tenuous one. And on Saturday, Syracuse did well in that category against the man that struggled in the same role last season.

from Inside Lacrosse
Photographer Rich Barnes captured the photos above; use the arrows to scroll through the gallery. Check back for highlights and more from the event.

from The Finger Lakes Times
Dominic Caraccilo lettered in football, wrestling and lacrosse and served as team captain in each sport. He went on to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a second-team All-American in sprint football. He also wrestled, played lacrosse and was a member of the Cadets’ judo team.
Sunday October 5, 2014 12:15AM

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse Varsity used an 8-2 second-half run to break open a tight game and defeat the Alumni All-Stars, 11-5, in the fifth-annual Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Carrier Dome. Kevin Rice had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) to lead the current team to its fifth straight victory in the event.

from Lacrosse Magazine
A Joel White stiff arm to Paolo Cifferi's face made it clear that despite the talent on the field, the matchup inside the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon was no all-star game. A Brandon Mullins slash mere seconds later reinforced the point.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Coach Taylor presented Lauren with her official team jersey featuring her favorite number, 21. The team captains gave Lauren an official warm-up jacket. Before the team broke to take on Siena, where the Dolphins won 8-4, Lauren rallied the team at midfield.
Saturday October 4, 2014 9:15AM
from Raider Nation
What the Wounded Warrior Project means to the Colgate Men's Lacrosse team and their experience with it.

from US Lacrosse
As I think about getting my young children involved in lacrosse, the first thing I think is, "Holy cow, I have to get them all that equipment." The temptation is to take hand-me-downs from friends and neighbors to reduce the cost and inconvenience. But this is a not a wise or even financially prudent step.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Big Red raced to a 9-0 start last season, climbing to No. 2 in the nation at one point, before dropping five of its final seven games. The slip was punctuated by losses to Penn and Maryland in the Ivy League and NCAA tournaments, respectively, contests in which Cornell led entering the fourth quarter. For a team that prides itself on its blue-collar work ethic, attributing that trait more than any other to its position as one of the best Division I teams in the nation perennially, the failure to close out games stung deeply.

from Inside Lacrosse
The freshmen are not the only new faces on campus for LeMoyne this fall. The Dolphins have a completely new coaching staff, as well as six freshmen and two transfer students.

from United Lacrosse
Registration is open for the Great Upstate Lacrosse Showcase, June 6, and the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp, July 14-16.

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from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse will host its second annual "Faceoff for a Cause" raising money and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Siena Turf Field.

from LaxAllStars.com
This Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12th, Access Lacrosse is going to be live streaming The HEADstrong Foundation’s 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic from Ridley High School in Folsom, PA! Yep, that’s right, college lax on your devices and it’s not even the spring!

Saturday:
10:00AM Field I – Binghamton v. Syracuse
11:30AM Field I – Syracuse v. Bellarmine
1:00PM HEADstrong Presentation – Nicholas Colleluori Awards
1:30PM Field I – Hofstra v. Binghamton

from RecruitingRundown.com
SweetLax head coach Kevin Martin remembers John John as a ballboy back when he coached the elder Lombardi at Aquinas Institute. In fact, the work ethic began at that point and has never left.

from CinCinnati Athletics
Alex MacAffer Goalie // Slingerlands, N.Y. (Albany Academy for Girls):
Prior to UC: Played at the Albany Academy for Girls ... Helped prep team to four-straight New York State Section Two Championships, as well as three regional runner-up finishes ... Named first team Colonial Council as a senior, while taking home second team honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of transition player Jordan Hall to a five-year deal pending league approval. With the contract agreement, Hall officially makes his return to Rochester where he played two memorable seasons.

from NLL.com
“It's great to be back for another season in ‘Banditland,’ and I’m looking forward to another competitive season with my teammates,” Tavares said. “I believe we have a great nucleus of players in Buffalo and there’s no reason we can’t get back to being a championship team.”

from Inside Lacrosse
The Syracuse Alumni Game is set for Saturday in Central New York, and 2013 Tewaaraton Finalist JoJo Marasco will be donning this Cascade R complete with custom decals for the contest.
Friday October 3, 2014 12:15AM
from LaxAllStars.com
Now let’s look at the situation a little more closely, and try to figure out what is really going on here . . .

from Canisius Athletics
The 10 newcomers join 30 returning letterwinners and nine starters from last season. Overall, the Griffs return 98.1 percent of the team's points, 93.1 percent of the team's ground balls and both goalies from last season.

from NLL.com
The dream of being drafted and having the opportunity to play in the National Lacrosse League recently became a reality for 55 players at the 2014 NLL Draft on Sept. 22 in Toronto. And on top of all the blockbuster trades, one of the most intriguing storylines to emerge from the weekend was the league's addition of two more members of the iconic “Thompson Brothers” lacrosse family.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Adelphi women’s lacrosse team are the defending NCAA Division II champions once again this fall. And just like the last time, there’s a new sheriff in town to help defend that title. But with their cupboard left full after Grella’s departure and U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Famer Pat McCabe now running the show, there’s a lot more optimism than the last time this all happened.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have re-signed forward Stephen Keogh to a four-year deal, matching the qualifying offer tendered by the New England Black Wolves. The new contract keeps the three-year pro in a Knighthawks uniform through the 2018 season.

from SportsFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome four Hall of Famenew members with the induction of Craig Chamberlain, Don Loughlin, David McNaney and Scott Schwind as the Class of 2014.
Thursday October 2, 2014 9:45AM
from Iroquois Nationals
UPDATE 10/2/14: Saturday’s game has been cancelled. We look forward to posting a rescheduled date.

from CNY Road Hawks
CNY Roadhawks Specialized Off-Season Training starting on October 11th - includes: Introduction to Speed and Agility Training from CNY Speed Training by certified NIKE Sparq Trainer (for certain levels only),

from PressConnects.com
The Binghamton University women's lacrosse team is one of 22 men's and women's college teams who will participate in scrimmages as part of the 2014 Northeast Classic – Face Off Against Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass.

from Headstrong.org
The HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™)is proud to announce the event details and game schedule for the 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic. The two day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday October 11-12th at HF founder Nicholas Colleluori’s alma mater Ridley High School in Folsom, PA

Division I line-up includes the following programs: Bellarmine University, Binghamton University, Hartford University, Hofstra University, Monmouth University and Syracuse University.

from Inside Lacrosse
Vintage clothing company Jack's Heritage is re-releasing some of these old prints to help benefit Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership. The posters are selling for $95, will all proceeds over costs ($40 per print) going to HLL. The posters are the work of Rochester, N.Y., artist Bob Conge, and they are ultra-rare, coming directly to Jack's Heritage from Bob himself. JH is throwing in a free T-shirt with each purchase, in addition to donating to HLL.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Stop by and meet Rochester Rattlers players, sign up for 2015 season ticket and game information, win 2 game tickets for every purchase over $100 and enter a raffle to win a pair of 2015 Rattlers Season Tickets.

from SportsFive.net
The Churchville-Chili Athletic Department is looking for a new Head Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Head Coach for their growing boys program.

from SportsFive.net
The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association is once again providing training for people who would like to learn how to help conduct the boys game and earn some money in the process. The new official’s orientation classes will start in January. It is great opportunity for someone who is thinking about staying involved in the game and wants to learn what it takes to be a “certified” NYS HS Lacrosse Official.

from LaxAllStars
So if we can’t actually recruit coaches’ sons (because there aren’t that many of them!) what traits can we observe in the college coaches’ sons, which might also be visible in other players?

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from Inside Lacrosse
Saturday's Bowhunter Cup at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo will not include a team representing the U.S., according to Iroquoisnationals.org.

from Inside Lacrosse
After working my first fall assignment this past week I feel I can offer some perspective on the rule changes. These are solely my opinion and mine alone. Of course, like so many new tweaks these changes will be a work in progress and require communication and cooperation between coaches, officials, and players during this testing period.

from SportsFive.net
Irondequoit freshman, John Lombardi recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at the University of Michigan after his expected graduation in 2018. A starting midfielder for the Eagles last year, Lombardi was second in points, scoring 26g-17a while adding points in fourteen out of eighteen games.

from Onondaga CC Athletics
Onondaga Community College and its athletic department are pleased to announce that its official mascot and biggest fan, Blaze, was recently named September's Mascot of the Month by Street Characters.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of transition man Zach Williams to a one-year deal. The Knighthawks used the 55th overall choice to take Williams in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

from NLL.com
The New England Black Wolves have signed Rochester Knighthawks restricted free agent Stephen Keogh to an offer sheet. As per the league's rules, the Knighthawks now have 72 hours to match the offer in order to retain the right-handed forward.

from Syracuse.com
Cody Jamieson, ‘08: Jamieson is considered by many to be the best lacrosse player in the world. At Onondaga he was a two-time men’s lacrosse All-American and two-time national champion. The Lazers were undefeated during his two years at the College. In his final game in an Onondaga uniform, the 2007 championship game, Jamieson scored 9 goals and was named Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year.
Wednesday October 1, 2014 11:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse All-Americans Liam Banks and John Zulberti have put together another star-studded team for this year's Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic. Their collection of superstars will take the field against the 2014-15 Orange Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome as part of an event that has become a highlight of the fall college lacrosse schedule.

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from Syracuse.com
Lacrosse players from Onondaga Community College and Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School walked among hundreds of mourners gathered at St. Patrick's Church in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood, lighting white candles in prayer for their former teammate Elizabeth Tully, 20, and her mother Victoria Tully, 38.

from Inside Lacrosse
Among what the Orange lost from their midfield, Scott Loy was the primary dodging threat. Billy Ward was the change-of-pace guy who was at his best inverting and working around the crease. Once Randy Staats established himself as a starting attackman, Derek Maltz was similar in the way he could roam the crease as a midfielder (where he’d done that as an attackman previously in his career).

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from Syracuse.com
Players from both the men's and women's lacrosse teams will be meeting at noon today [Tuesday] to discuss the status of future practices, as well as to come together and support the Tully family, Head Coach Tom MacDonald said.

from The Boiardi Foundation
he Third Annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational will be held on October 12th, 2014, and will feature six of the nation’s premier men’s lacrosse programs, with Cornell University, Georgetown University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, The University of Richmond, and UMBC competing in two games each.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Get familiar with one Thompson filling up the stat sheet at Albany, instead of three, and one traditional braid flowing from the back of a purple-and-gold helmet instead of two. This is the reality for the Great Danes as fall ball and preparation for the spring 2015 season is underway.

from US Lacrosse
On the field, Colvin scored 66 goals for Marin Catholic High School as a senior in 2014, and was selected as both the MVP of his team as well as a first team all-league attackman. His off-the-field accomplishments included serving in a number of academic leadership positions and providing over 200 hours of service as a volunteer at the Tamalpais Senior Convalescent Center. As a Dean’s List student and National Honor Society member, Colvin received a letter of appointment to the United States Military Academy.

from Ultimate Goal
Youth Lacrosse now includes practice time, scores and standings dropped for focus on skill building and passion of paly. (pdf)

from the Iroquois Nationals
See the Iroquois Nationals in action on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. The game is a prelude to the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which the Iroquois Nationals will host for the first time in the tournament’s history.