Rensselaer (1-1) hosts Keene State (0-0) in a non-conference game at East Campus Stadium at 1pm. The game was originally supposed to be played in Keene, N.H., but was moved to East Campus Stadium because of field conditions. Both teams are currently receiving votes in the USILA Division III Coaches' Poll.
Ithaca College men's lacross goalie Scott Sidnam (West Genesee) was named National Goalie of the Week by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association [and] Division III North Defensive Player of the Week.
In the 10-year history of the Liberty League, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team has made it customary to reach the conference tournament with eight trips to the post-season in the past decade. However, one of the two misses came last year, and head coach Bill Bergan and a strong group of seniors have no intention of creating any bad habits in 2015.
Senior Carrie-Jo Farrugia (Jordan-Elbridge) led the team with four goals and one assist for five points on the evening. Taylor Wolf contributed four points for her second consecutive game after scoring two goals and dishing out two assists.
Earlier this week, we announced that in week four of the ILWomen Gameday series we’ll be heading up to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, for a much anticipated ACC matchup. The showdown pits No. 2 Syracuse against No. 6 Boston College, and features some of the nation’s top talent in All-Americans Kayla Treanor and Mikaela Rix. The Orange lead the all-time series against the Eagles, 13-0, including two wins over BC last spring — one during the regular season and one in the NCAA Tournament. Here’s a rundown of what to know as we head into this weekend’s #ILGameday action:
Nicholas Garbarino (Binghamton HS) scored a career-high 10 points and tallied a career-best eight goals as the top-ranked Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team made quick work of nationally-ranked SUNY-Delhi on Friday as the No. 1 Lazers downed the No. 6 Broncos 26-2 at the Binghamton Sports Complex in its season-opener.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has flown to Dallas to take part in the 2015 Patriot Cup, taking on in-state rival Cornell at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University on Saturday, February 28th at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT).
THE MATCHUP: The No. 13 Cornell men's lacrosse team opens up a grueling stretch, playing three consecutive top 10 opponents away from Ithaca, N.Y., beginning with a contest vs. No. 8 Albany at SMU's Ford Field in Dallas, Texas. The game is part of the seventh annual Patriot's Cup and is played with the goal of raising awareness and funds to support the HEADstrong Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.
The Elmira College women's lacrosse team did not achieve the level of success they envisioned in 2014, dropping a handful of close contests that resulted in a 6-11 overall record. But 2015 is a new season and, despite the departure of eight members of last year's team, seven of which were seniors, EC is ready to bounce back.
No. 3/2 Syracuse will face its second opponent ranked in the top 10 in its last two games when it hosts No. 7/6 Boston College on Saturday, Feb. 28. Opening draw is set for noon.
The game will be available on ESPN3. Fans can also follow the action on WJPZ 89.1FM in Syracuse and on CuseTV on Cuse.com. Subscriptions to CuseTV are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Official NJCAA games kick off today, so we’ll review the games to watch, interview a Top 10 program’s head coach, and show off plenty of photos submitted by our readers and NJCAA programs alike! On to the action . . .
No. 2 Syracuse wraps up a four-game homestand on Sunday, March 1 when it hosts No. 5 Virginia at the Carrier Dome in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Faceoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. on ESPNU.
This post is adapted from the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level 1 Women’s instructional clinic workbook. Register now for one of 23 upcoming Level 1 women's clinics in 20 states between today and April 4.
After the 2005 season, Cortland coach Lelan Rogers departed for Syracuse after five seasons at the helm to become the first director of men's lacrosse operations. With only a couple months to spare before the Red Dragons' first game of 2006, the athletic department named Cortland's 1988-89 All-American goalie Rich Barnes (Cortland) the interim head coach after he spent the previous season as the team's defensive coordinator.
"It was really a storybook season. For all the years I had coached prior to that as an assistant at Ithaca and Cortland, everything I did in preparation was for that opportunity. Everything really fell into place. I had a group of players who believed in me and did anything I asked of them."
The Rochester Knighthawks (5-3) welcome the Calgary Roughnecks (1-6) back to Blue Cross Arena on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET for the first time since the riveting finale to the Champion's Cup Finals last season. Watch on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2015 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's watch lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour.
UPSTATE TIES - MEN
Alex Love, Geneva/Hobart
Connor Cannizzaro, Cazenovia/Denver
Joe Nardella, Cazenovia/Rutgers
Dylan Donahue, West Genesee/Syracuse
John Glesener, West Genesee/Army
Kevin Rice, Skaneateles/Syracuse
Lyle Thompson, LaFayette/Albany
Zed Williams, Silver Creek/Virginia
Sam Somers, Army
Connor Buczek, Cornell
Matt Donovan, Cornell
Randy Staats, Syracuse
Brandon Mullins, Syracuse
Ryan Walsh, Colgate UPSTATE TIES - WOMEN
Nora Berry, Marcellus/Florida
Erica Geremia, W. Genesee/Le Moyne
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell
Kayla Treanor, Niskayuna/Syracuse
McKercher scored her second of the game with 15:11 remaining in the second half, off a Jay assist, to cut the deficit to 9-5. Jay received the ball behind the net and dished to the Vestal, N.Y. native who was cutting to the ne. McKercher then recorded an assist on Micaela Sanborn's (Chlemsford, Mass.) goal, which got the River Hawks within 9-6 with 13:11 on the clock.
“It is a true honor to be recognized by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission for a sport I’ve been playing all my life,” said Powell. “It’s a great feeling to play in front of my family and friends in Florida and represent this state at the highest level. I look forward to continuing to grow the game here in Florida and helping this organization gain great success for seasons to come.”
Fresh off a resounding 17-8 victory last weekend in Philadelphia, Cornell women's lacrosse will make its anticipated home opening debut this Saturday when it welcomes high-flying Albany to Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red will look to limit the Great Danes who have gotten off to an impressive start this season and are currently receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.
The Elmira College men's lacrosse team tripled their number of wins from the 2013 to 2014 season, and will hope to continue that improvement this season. Head Coach Preston Chapman has been focusing on three areas this preseason to continue the improvement.
The Niagara women's lacrosse team heads out on a two-game road trip on Friday, Feb. 27 against Cincinnati and Sunday, March 1 at No. 10 Ohio State. Friday's contest against the Bearcats will begin at 3 p.m. while Sunday's matchup against the Buckeyes will start at 1 p.m.
The Buffalo Bandits (4-5) return home to host the Colorado Mammoth (4-3) at First Niagara Center live on UniversalSports.com (U.S.) and TSN GO (Canada) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Colorado will try to continue getting back to its early season form while the Bandits look to continue their success against the West Division, currently 3-0 against the West and 1-5 against the East.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) will be hosting the 2015 All-Star Game at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on June 13th. The League has been hard at work to make the event a huge success, with help a local operating committee to ensure that Houston is a good fit for professional outdoor lacrosse.
Many lacrosse fans have asked, “why Houston?” We’re here to let you in on how the All-Star Game landed in the Lone Star State...
Junior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) recorded five goals and moved up to sixth place on the school's all-time scoring list in the No. 3/2 Syracuse women's lacrosse team's 12-11 victory against Connecticut in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Orange improves to 5-0 this season, while the Huskies go to 1-2.
Heading indoors to avoid the outside cold, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team netted 17 goals in the first half to earn a 25-7 victory over Manhattan, setting a new single-game program goal record. Twelve different players scored for UAlbany (2-0), including seven earning multiple points. The Great Danes outscored Manhattan (1-2) 17-4 in the first half and finished with 36 points.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold their annual Men’s Health Night to benefit the Urology Associates of Rochester on Saturday, February 28th. The Knighthawks will wear special blue jerseys as they host the Calgary Roughnecks at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
The RIT women's lacrosse team will play No. 10 SUNY Geneseo at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University on Wednesday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. It is the first time the women have played at the Dome, and will be part of a double header with the RIT men's lacrosse team who will face No. 5 SUNY Cortland at 7 p.m.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team enters the 2015 season with a veteran-heavy roster. The 16 very experienced Bears return with six promising newcomers. Two players are back with All-SUNYAC honors on their résumé.
A new season means a new look for the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team in 2015. The expectations, though, haven't been tempered one bit for the Cardinals, who embarked on one of their most memorable seasons in program history during 2014.
DIVISION III – NORTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Scott Sidnam, Ithaca, G, Jr – Camillus, NY: Sidnam keyed the #14 Ithaca Bombers to a 13-10 opening game win over Marywood. Sidnam posted 13 saves and a .565 save % for the day.
Eleven different players recorded points as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Plattsburgh State, 12-8, in non-league action at East Campus Stadium. With the win, the Engineers improve to 1-1, while the Cardinals drop to 0-1.
The top-ranked Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team will open its title defense at 1 p.m. on Friday when it takes on nationally-ranked SUNY Delhi in Binghamton at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex before returning home on Wednesday to duke it out with Finger Lakes Community College on the turf at David W. Murphy Field.
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to present the 2015 Under Armour/IL High School Regional Rankings. New for 2015, check out the Under Armour/IL Regional High School Experts Poll, which is a tabulation of approximately 10 high school coaches or media members in each of IL's five designated regions nationally. The Experts Poll will form the baseline for the National Power Rankings throughout the season.
In wrestling, opponents will be shown a particular move to use on each other in practice. It’s the same method assistant coach Kevin Donahue takes with the Syracuse faceoff unit each week, as the scout team members are responsible for imitating the tendencies of upcoming opponents for the “Syracuse team” — the term Donahue said SU uses to refer to the top three faceoff specialists on a given week.
After a 21-for-25 performance from the X against Army on Sunday, Ben Williams made sure to credit his scout team partner.
Attacker Hannah Powers (Loyola) and midfielder Catie Woodruff (North Carolina) return as seniors for this central New York Class C powerhouse. Super sophomore Kyla Sears scored 72 goals and added 41 assists in 23 games as a freshman.
Two student-athletes have been chosen to captain the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team, it has been announced by head coach Leslie DeLano. Graduate student Meg Colitz and senior Erin Amarello will both assume the duties for the second straight year.
When it comes to stepping up when the pressure is on, reigning National Lacrosse League MVP Cody Jamieson knows how to get the job done. The forward and assistant captain proved just that on Saturday, February, 21st when he and the Knighthawks used a late-game rally to defeat the Buffalo Bandits in overtime to sweep the season series against their Thruway rivals.
I recently ran into some players from my coaching days, now out of college. Quickly, they started reminiscing about playing for me when they were just starting out, and their memories were as vivid as if we had been on the field yesterday, instead of 15 years ago. It was, they all agreed, the “time of my life” in terms of their lacrosse career.
“My best times playing lacrosse weren’t about the games,” said one of the guys, whose collegiate career took him deep into the NCAA tournament. “My favorite times were playing ‘Fetch’ and ‘Lacrosse Land,’ and all of those crazy games and drills you had us do in practice.”
Matt Donovan and Connor Buczek combined for nine goals and the No. 13 Big Red men's lacrosse team scored four of the final goals of the contest to eventually pull away from a pesky Binghamton squad, earning the 17-10 victory this afternoon at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.
Ten different Saints scored including five who posted multi-goal games as Siena Lacrosse led from start to finish in a 15-8 win over Mercer in Macon, Ga. Six players recorded multi-point performances for the Saints which have won back-to-back road games to improve to 2-2 on the year.
Orange Crush Lacrosse would like to announce registration is now open for the 2015 Orange Crush Spring Lacrosse Academy. The academy will start on Sunday April 19th and will go for 5 consecutive Sundays.
The most popular talking point in the college lacrosse world this month seems to be weather. Namely, that it isn't very conducive to quality play in February and leads to an inordinate amount of postponements and fluky results.
After beating No. 8/9 Virginia on Monday, the No. 3/2 Syracuse women's lacrosse team has a quick turnaround as it hosts Connecticut on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 6 p.m.
The Army club women's lacrosse team will hold a free clinic at the Foley Athletic Center next to Michie Stadium on Saturday morning before its home opener against Northeastern's club team later in the afternoon. The clinic is available to girls in grades K-8 and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
US Lacrosse representatives have reached an agreement with the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) to delay implementation of the new standard for women's lacrosse eyewear until January 1, 2017. Until that date, both the current standard for women's eyewear, ASTM F803, and the new standard passed in 2014, F3077, will be legal for all levels of play governed by US Lacrosse rules.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team has announced the make-up date for its game against Albright that was postponed due to inclement weather. The Red Dragons and the Lions will meet at the Stadium Complex on Thursday, Mar. 5, 3:30 p.m., and the contest will be Cortland's home-opening game. Due to the severity of the winter weather, the Stadium bleachers will be closed and spectator viewing is available as standing room only behind the north end zone of the Stadium. Admission to the game is free.
For the first three years of his NLL career, Alex Kedoh Hill struggled to find an every-night spot on a team’s roster. After five games with Buffalo following a trade from the Rochester Knighthawks in 2013, Hill took a step back from the game he loved.
The No. 13 Cornell men's lacrosse team will return to the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex for the second time in five days as it takes on Binghamton University in a game that had originally been scheduled for Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y. The Big Red defeated Hobart, 16-8, on Feb. 20 to even its record at 1-1, while the Bearcats are coming off a 12-9 loss to Marist in its home opener on Feb. 22.
A hard collision sent Kayla Treanor reeling to the ground just less than halfway through the second half. She screamed, writhing on the turf, her leg in hand. Some fans yelled “Horrible,” and “That’s hard, ref,” but the crowd mostly fell silent. A pin could have dropped and the sound would have filled the Carrier Dome air.
Berglin recorded double-digit saves for the 11th time in her career as she finished with 12 saves in the Raiders' 12-6 victory over visiting Siena on Feb. 21. The Glen Head, N.Y., product also added three ground balls in a complete defensive effort.
After a 21-goal performance from University at Albany women’s lacrosse (1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Quinnipiac, senior Maureen Keggins (Watertown) and freshman Emma Powlin (Penfield) earned America East Women’s Lacrosse weekly awards, the conference announced Monday.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team recently lent a helping hand to a couple in need of assistance in Ilion, NY. Part of a basement wall has collapsed at a Hess Avenue home in Ilion and members of the team are planning to repair the wall and install a new steel door to the outside.
The Face-Off Academy, led by Greg Gurenlian, Chris Mattes, and Jerry Ragonese, will be coming to Monroe CC on April 18th, 2015. They will be running the clinic before we face-off against Onondaga CC at 1pm. To register, please goto the Event page on the Face-off Academy website.
After a two-year stint in Philadelphia with the Wings, Jordan Hall returned to the Rochester Knighthawks as part of a draft day trade with the New England Black Wolves this past September. And when Hall suited up in teal and purple again on December 6 for a preseason game at the Blue Cross Arena, his return to Rochester was made official.
As Joel Matthews walked down the back hallway of the Xcel Energy Center, he began snapping photos with his iPhone. The 23-year-old transition man wanted to take it all in as he chronicled his first road trip with the Rochester Knighthawks. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5724#sthash.tZRuPcGL.dpuf
Pam Whitcomb may have never attended a Knighthawks game if it were not for meeting Pat O’Toole when she worked at a downtown hotel. O’Toole was about to play his first game for Rochester that night and invited her and her then-boyfriend to attend. She enjoyed the game so much that she decided to buy season tickets right after the game.
Junior Erica Bodt knocked down a long outlet pass on a Virginia clear to give the Syracuse women's lacrosse team possession with less than a minute remaining and secure the Orange's 14-13 victory against the No. 8/9 Cavaliers in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Syracuse overcame an early three-goal deficit to win its ACC opener for the second consecutive year.
Sophomores Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) and Chad Levick (Newmarket, Ontario/Huron Heights) each scored five goals, helping the No. 2 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team to a 17-10 win over No. 4 Stevenson University (0-1) at The Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University on Monday afternoon. Box Score
Week three of the IWLCA's Division I Weekly Poll has the undefeated University of Maryland Terrapins receiving all twenty first place votes while the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked second with a 3-1 record. Syracuse University is ranked third while the University of Florida finishes out the top four.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team will host “Native American Night” at the team’s home game on Saturday, March 21 against the Minnesota Swarm. Special activities for the night will include traditional Native American music and dance ceremonies.
"We were always getting a very solid performance out of him, very few goals going in that shouldn't go in," Desko said. "Now we're starting to get some stops that maybe should go in. I saw a few of those last week, a few of those tonight."
Due to poor field conditions at Manhasset High School on Long Island, Cortland's game scheduled against Union College at the venue has been moved. The sixth-ranked Red Dragons will now face the 10th-ranked Dutchmen at Union in Schenectady, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m.
For the second time in a week, the No. 13 Cornell men's lacrosse team will have its schedule altered due to the extreme weather conditions. With a projected high temperature of just 20 degrees on Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Big Red's home opener vs. Binghamton has been rescheduled for a 3 p.m. start, and relocated to the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.
Last week's ACC Offensive Player of the Week, Donahue earned conference co-Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday for his performance in last night's 12-9 win against Army. He shared this week's award with North Carolina attackman Jimmy Bitter.
Williams was tabbed the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career for his work at the faceoff X against the Black Knights.
The Dolphins opened up their season by hosting then-No. 13 Wheeling Jesuit – a team that already had a game under its belt – and thanks to Corapi's (Liverpool) five goals and a dime out of the midfield, Le Moyne started with a 17-10 victory.
West Genesee High School senior defenseman Nick Mellen has been selected as a first-team preseason All-USA lacrosse player by the 3d Rising and American Family Insurance. The team was posted on USA Today.
Monroe Community College men’s lacrosse coach Justin Ross announced the Tribunes’ 2015 schedule this week, complete with seven home games and seven away games.
“We’re excited about the challenges we have ahead of us” Ross said. “We have a few new opponents on our schedule including County College of Morris, Anne Arundel CC, Northern VA and Southern MD on our schedule this year. We also haven’t played Mohawk Valley CC or Hudson Valley CC in a few years and we are looking forward to playing all of these great teams.”
I had the opportunity to talk with each captain about the upcoming 2015 Monroe CC lacrosse season and what they’re most excited about. The first player that I talked with was Sophomore Brady Fahy. Brady played at Honeoye Falls-Lima (HFL). He will be a key contributor this season on defense and we’re really excited that he is one of our captains this year.
"I'll say this guys, we're good in the faceoff unit," [Joe] Alberici (Auburn) said. "Good team, and not just this year. It's been true for the last couple years. So I tip my hat to Williams. I think he was the most valuable player for Syracuse today."
It didn’t take Ben Williams long before he knew he could take advantage of Alex Daly. The Army faceoff man was called for a violation before a second even elapsed in the first quarter and the same happened to begin the second. At that point, Williams was already 8-for-8 from the X and exploiting Daly’s evident weakness.
In my relentless desire to travel the lacrosse world and bring its best to your doorstep – or personal electronic device – I spent last Tuesday afternoon at a midweek practice of the Division II Florida Southern College Moccasins (known as the Mocs).
Ben Williams played a perfect game for half of No. 2 Syracuse's 12-9 win over No. 11 Army on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The sophomore transfer from Holy Cross won the first 11 faceoffs of the game, 16-of-17 and 21-of-25 total as the Orange (3-0) pulled away from the Black Knights (2-1) in the second half in front of 2,561.
The Marist men's lacrosse team (2-0) powered past Binghamton on Feb. 22 to remain unbeaten in the 2015 season. Seniors Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) and Colin Joka (Conshohocken, Pa.) scored four goals apiece to lead the offense, while junior Dominic Montemurro (Kings Park, N.Y.) scooped up a game-high six ground balls.
The Genesee Community College men's lacrosse coaching staff recently announced their captains and schedule for the 2015 season. Awarded the honor of leading the Cougars this spring are sophomores James Smith (Frontier) and Joshua Wester (Livonia), and freshman Jacob Bomberry (Assumption), Reed Hnidy (Bishop James Mahoney) and Brody Jorgenson (Athol Murray).
Senior midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool) scored a career-high five goals to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 17-10 win over Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Ted Grant Field.
No. 3/3 Syracuse will host No. 7/9 Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opener for both squads on Monday, Feb. 23. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 6 p.m. Monday's contest is a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament semifinal, which the Orange won, 16-8.
The 14th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team began its 2015 season with a 13-10 win over Marywood on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers scored five consecutive goals over the final six minutes of the first half and the first two minutes of the second half to build its largest lead of the game and never trailed the rest of the way. It was the first game of the season for both teams.
Due to expected inclement weather conditions, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse game at Bryant scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed until April 14th. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at the Bulldog Stadium in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
After scoring twice late in regulation to force overtime, Cody Jamieson scored the game-winning OT goal as the Rochester Knighthawks (5-3) defeated the Buffalo Bandits (4-5) by a score of 13-12 on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Knighthawks swept the Thruway Rivalry season series with the Bandits, 3-0.
In a game of runs, the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team lost in overtime to Furman, 9-8, in the first game of the Frontier Airlines Faceoff Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Griffs are now 0-2 on the season, while the Paladins improved to 1-2.
The #13/10 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team battled the elements and ran past #19/RV Drexel with a 6-0 run in the middle of the game to earn a 15-8 victory on the road to open the 2015 season. Box Score
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Cornell women's lacrosse kicked off the 2015 campaign in style, handing previously undefeated Temple its first loss of the season in emphatic fashion. The Big Red dispatched the Owls 17-8 at Geasey Field to score the program's 300th all-time victory. The game was called with 7:17 remaining in the second half because of unsuitable field conditions due to heavy snow that blanketed the field throughout the second half.
In a dominant offensive showing, University at Albany women’s lacrosse (1-0) downed Quinnipiac (0-1) 21-5 in wintry conditions on Saturday afternoon. Senior attack Maureen Keggins (Watertown) led the Danes with five goals and four assists. Box Score
Nate Barry had a hat-trick by the end of the first quarter and Siena exploded for seven goals in the second quarter to race past UMass Lowell 13-9 Saturday in Massachusetts. Senior faceoff specialist Casey Dowd set a career-high with 17 ground balls in the win.
Connonr Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) had six goals and two assists against the Falcons, making him the first DU player to ever produce eight points twice during the same season. In last weekend's season-opening, 17-13 win against defending NCAA champion Duke, Cannizzaro had three goals and five assists.
On a table between the couches, next to some framed photographs of Marr’s family, sits the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding lacrosse player in the country. Last year, in a first, it was bestowed upon two Albany teammates who happen to be brothers, Miles and Lyle Thompson.
“They don’t even want to keep it,” Marr said with a hopeless look.
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been picked third in the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Preseason Poll, as voted upon by the league's 14 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday afternoon.
The No. 10 Cornell men's lacrosse team closed the second quarter on a 7-1 run to blow open a tied game and defeat Hobart, 16-8, this afternoon at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex. The win is Cornell's 11th straight over the Statesmen, the longest in streak by either team in the 136-meeting series.
Hobart College senior attackman Alex Love scored four goals to become the top Division I scorer in Statesmen history against No. 10 Cornell University this evening. Played indoors at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, the Big Red came out on top by a count of 16-8.
Three upcoming Ithaca College men's and women's lacrosse games have had date or site changes. This weekend's men's lacrosse opener against Marywood will be played Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Stadium. The mid-week scheduled game against Oswego will be played in Ithaca at Higgins Stadium on Tuesday or Wednesday, to be determined by weather forecast. Please follow the men's lacrosse schedule for confirmation on that game date and time.
Due to inclement weather conditions in Reading, Pa., the men's lacrosse game scheduled at Albright College on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., has been moved to Sunday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m., at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. The game is the season-opening contest for both programs. Last season, the Red Dragons earned a 12-4 win at Albright.
The Golden Griffins women's lacrosse team is ready to travel to Louisville, Ky., to take on the nationally ranked Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The Griffs will compete against their third nationally ranked opponent in as many weeks, with the game being held at the UofL Lacrosse Stadium.
The Utica College women's lacrosse season opener on Saturday, February 28, against Oswego State has been moved to Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on the campus of Utica College. The game was originally scheduled to take place at Oswego. Game time will remain at 1 p.m.
University at Albany head coach Scott Marr doesn't think college lacrosse should be played this early in the year. Because of severe weather, his team has had only one outdoor practice entering Saturday's opener at Drexel.
One week after blowing out Cornell, No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) returns to action on Sunday when it hosts No. 11 Army (3-0) at 7 p.m. The Black Knights come to the Carrier Dome riding their best start to a season since 2007. Here are four things to watch for in the game:
Sleeping until 8 a.m. will be a distant memory for Michaela Sulley at this time next year, but that’s the time she awoke to a ringing phone one morning a couple weeks ago.
At the other end was Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., with good news: Sulley had been offered an appointment to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., whose women’s lacrosse team is preparing for its first Division I season.
The Rochester Rattlers have announced the naming of team captains for the 2015 MLL season. Returning in a co-captain capacity for the second year will be All World Goalie and the 2014 Goalie of the Year John Galloway (West Genesee). Galloway led the league in 2014 in wins (10) and GAA (11.16). The Syracuse grad also backstopped the Rattlers to the MLL’s best record and an appearance in the MLL Championship game in Atlanta last August, losing a tightly contested game by 1 goal to the Denver Outlaws.
Introducing the inaugural American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Girls Lacrosse Team provided by 3d Rising. Selections were based on on-field accomplishments during the high school season, statistics and level of competition.
After a one-year hiatus, No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) renews its rivalry with Army (3-0) when the 11th-ranked Black Knights invade the Carrier Dome for a 7 p.m. contest on Sunday, Feb. 22. The matchup marks the first time since 2009 that both sides come into the game undefeated. In 2009, the Orange and Black Knights were each coming off season-opening wins.
While winter refuses to relinquish its frosty grip on much of the lacrosse-playing world, another slate of big-time games awaits fans this weekend, including the first-ever non-ACC tilt between No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday in College Park.
Three seniors and two juniors have been chosen as captains of the 2015 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team, as announced by head coach Jim Townsend. Seniors Casey Colligan (Baldwinsville), Albert Core, and Alex Lewek (Burnt Hills), along with juniors Pat Hogan and John Phillips (Oswego)will help lead the team on and off the field this season.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team is hosting Family Day this Sunday, Feb. 22, at Maxcy Hall from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and all ages are welcome. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times during the event. Attendees have a variety of activity choices. Opening skating will take place in the arena from 1-3 p.m. There will be open swimming in the pool from 2-4 p.m. The field house will offer organized games including kickball, capture the flag and volleyball.
Walk-in registration will be located by the main entrance of the field house.
Cornell women's lacrosse will get the 2015 season officially underway on Saturday when it travels to North Philadelphia for a clash with Temple. The Big Red will look to score its fourth consecutive win in a season opener.
After losing its season opener to No. 4 Syracuse on Feb. 15, the Cornell men's lacrosse team will seek its first win of the season when it meets Hobart for the 136th time in college lacrosse's most contested rivalry.
A West Coast kid who was coached by an Orange legend, Henry Schoonmaker does it all for Syracuse. The Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American has high hopes for the Orange in his final season. A starter in both games so far in 2015, he's logged points in each contest.
The Buffalo Bandits (4-4) head to the Blue Cross Arena this Saturday to take on the Rochester Knighthawks (4-3) for the third time in four weeks. The game will wrap up the season series between these two teams and should prove crucial in the East Division standings. Watch on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.
This is a letter submitted following stories here last week that the Syracuse City School District is combining its boys lacrosse, baseball and softball teams. There will effectively be one team for five city schools, which does not sit well with a number of readers including this one:
Introducing the inaugural American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Boys Lacrosse Team powered by 3d Rising. Selections were based on on-field accomplishments during the high school season, statistics and level of competition. Player comments by Casey Vock.
Defending champion Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been selected as the 2015 Liberty League women's lacrosse preseason favorite in a poll conducted by the league's head coaches. The Engineers received 76 points and six first-place votes. Union (71) narrowly edged out William Smith (69) for second place while both teams received two first-place votes. Vassar's 54 points was fourth followed by Skidmore (49), St. Lawrence (39), Rochester (37), RIT (25), Clarkson (21) and Bard (9).
After starting attacks Kevin Rice, Randy Staats and Dylan Donahue ran the offense in 2014, opposing defenses this year have already shifted more of their focus to them rather than Schoonmaker, Hakeem Lecky and Nicky Galasso in the midfield. It’s allowed the unit to produce more offensively, as Lecky and Galasso are already on pace to eclipse their point totals from last year in just five games this season.
First-year head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr takes over at Cortland after leading Keuka College to a combined 52-11 record and two NCAA Div. III tournament appearances from 2011-14. Lickert-Orr takes over a Cortland program that has advanced to the NCAA Div. III semifinals each of the past four seasons.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is ranked sixth nationally in the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) Div. III preseason poll. Ninth-year head coach Steve Beville's squad finished 17-4 last season and advanced to the NCAA Div. III quarterfinals before losing at eventual national champion Tufts University.
In what is proving to be an incredibly close race in the NLL East standings, the Bandits are going to need every victory they can earn before the postseason rolls around. However, the team has an opportunity to avenge a disappointing home loss if they can match the Knighthawks’ execution this Saturday.
It was 11 years ago, that Matt Moulson was drafted by the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks. On Saturday, February 21st, the Knighthawks will present the current National Hockey League standout with his draft jersey prior to their showdown with the Buffalo Bandits. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5708#sthash.VtEOCI5g.dpuf
Due to the wintery forecast for Saturday, the Hobart College lacrosse team's home opener against Cornell University has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex. Admission for all fans is free. One of the oldest rivalries in collegiate sports, the game will be the 134th meeting between the Statesmen and Big Red. First contested in 1898, Cornell leads the series 83-46-3. The game will be broadcast live by WHWS-FM (105.7) and fans can follow the game online with Live Stats. Due to the change in venue, there will be no All-Access Video.
It's been a long time since anyone got the better of two-time defending champion Salisbury, but it was the Red Dragons who last handed the Sea Gulls an L. Much has changed since then, with coach Kathy Taylor departing for Le Moyne - followed by DIII Attacker of the Year Erica Geremia, but the fact remains that no player on Cortland's roster has seen its season end before the NCAA semifinals. How will they fare in 2015?
With two weeks of strong preseason work under their belts, Cornell women's lacrosse is set to begin the 2015 campaign this weekend. The 2015 season promises to be an exciting one for the Big Red, as the squad boasts an enticing blend of returning standouts and a bumper-crop of talented freshmen. Head coach Jenny Graap figures to have one her fastest and deepest squad's in quite some time.
In addition to Patriot League matches starting this weekend, a trio of intriguing non-League matchups are on the horizon involving ranked opponents.
No. 8 Loyola Maryland gets things started when they travel to nearby Towson at noon on Wednesday for a date with the No. 14 Tigers. On Sunday, No. 11 Army heads to No.2 Syracuse and Holy Cross hosts No. 12 Harvard on Monday night.
The majority of home contests throughout the 2015 season will be shown on Patriot League Network. Three games were already aired on PLN last week, with five more set for the upcoming week including a pair for both Lafayette and Lehigh. The coverage will continue into the Patriot League season.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson had been named the winner of the Pinty's Wingman of the Week by the National Lacrosse League. During Week 7, Jamieson posted nine assists in Rochester's 15-10 road win over Buffalo on Saturday and added five points (3+2) in a 15-10 Knighthawks win in New England on Sunday.
While spending Sunday binging on the recently-released Amazon television series, “Bosch” – a.k.a. tales from the great Harry Bosch detective books – I continued to be mystified about the Bandits’ performance from the night before. I am not even sure if Harry could figure out this version of the Buffalo Bandits.
After a two-year leave from SU due to financial reasons took him to odd jobs, community college and eventually Furman University, D’Agostino was able to return to Syracuse for his junior season. He’s re-transitioning back into a defense and onto a No. 3 SU (2-0) team for which he was once a promising up-and-comer.
Spencer Pavia’s first trip to West Point came as a seventh-grader when she attended a soccer camp at the Academy. She was immediately impressed and intrigued by the campus, its history and everything it stands for. Pavia’s interest in Army peaked as a sophomore at Monroe-Woodbury and, of course, West Point remained on top of her college list.
A citizen of the Onondaga Nation, whose Snipe Clan name was Gowanahs, Tonya Gonnella Frichner left peacefully during the first hour of February 14, 2015 surrounded by family members and friends in her New Jersey home after a valiant decade-long battle with cancer. She was 67.
He’s cousins with the Thompson family: Jeremy, Jerome Jr. (also known as “Haina,” which is short for his native name, Susquehana), and 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy co-winners Miles and Lyle. He’s trained with them and played in the backyard with them. He was just more passionate about football.
“I was just able to stand out more,” Bill O’Brien (LaFayette) said. “There’s a lot of good lacrosse players where I’m from and I excelled a lot at football. I was offered a scholarship by Sacred Heart. That started my focus. It was a football-driven athletic career.”
The three-time defending Liberty League champion RIT men's lacrosse team is the 2015 Liberty League preseason favorite in a vote of the league's head coaches released on Tuesday. RIT was picked first with 49 points and received seven first-place votes. Union College is second with 43 points and one first place vote, while Rensselaer was picked third with 35 points.
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team was picked to finish second in the Empire 8 Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll. Ithaca received 58 points and three first place votes, just three overall points and two first-place votes behind St. John Fisher.
The National Junior College Athletic Association has pegged the defending national champion Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team as its top-ranked team in the 2015 preseason national poll that was released on Tuesday.
"I'm extremely excited about the newcomers, it's a very strong offensive class," said Head Coach Paul Wehrum. "We also have two outstanding goalkeepers and the defensive players will add depth to an experienced group at that position. We think there is a lot of talent and athletic ability with this class."
In less than a week, the Niagara University women's lacrosse team will kick-off its 2015 campaign. The Purple Eagles will be led by head coach Wendy Stone in her third season at NU, combined with an exciting mix of veteran players and new talent.
The Buffalo Bandits would like to offer all Police/Fireman, Nurses/EMT’s and Military personnel $10 ticket in the 300 level and $15 tickets in the 100 level end seats for the Bandits game on February 28th vs. the Colorado.
Two wins in two days have the Rochester Knighthawks all alone in second place in the East Division. The weekend was no match for the veteran Knighthawks, who began the two-game stretch with a win in Buffalo and then closed it out with a victory in New England.
Kyle Denhoff may be in the early stages of his professional career, but he's certainly no stranger to Rochester lacrosse. The midfielder has long been a local standout, and his consistency on the field has definitely been a factor in the Ratz recent successes.
At the 2014 NLL Entry Draft, Buffalo Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich opened up a big hole at defense by trading Rory Smith to the Vancouver Stealth. While the deal allowed the Bandits to move up three spots to select Brandon Goodwin, it also added a promising second-year player to the roster that Dietrich had his eye on at the previous draft. That player was Nick Weiss, who has been a welcome addition out the back door for Buffalo.
A star lacrosse player from the Capital Region has been reported missing from the college campus where he is a freshman. Concerns over 19 year old Mike D’Amario’s safety first arose on social media down in Virginia.
Dylan Donahue wasted no time in pointing toward the person responsible for his second goal Sunday afternoon. After finishing a point-blank shot in front of the net, the Syracuse attack turned to faceoff specialist Ben Williams, whose momentum from his sharp pass to Donahue caused him to hit the ground.
While Kathy Rudkin was sitting in her high school math class during sophomore year, her opportunity to play Division I lacrosse suddenly came to fruition.
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait called Rudkin’s club lacrosse coach, Sarah Spillett, who in turn called Rudkin’s mother, Kate Rudkin, a teacher at Rancho Bernardo High School (California). She stepped into the hallway to take Spillett’s call during a class.
Siena Women's Lacrosse's game scheduled for Tuesday against Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather in the area. The Saints and Bulldogs have rescheduled their matchup for Saturday, Mar. 7 in Rhode Island. That game time will be announced in the near future.
Hobart College sophomore goalie Jackson Brown (Bishop Timon) was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Statesmen to a season-opening victory over MAAC preseason favorite Siena.
The Syracuse duo of redshirt junior attackman Dylan Donahue and senior defenseman Sean Young swept the weekly Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse awards on Monday, Feb. 16.
Donahue was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week and Young was tabbed the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for their performances in SU's 14-6 win against Cornell yesterday.
College lacrosse has gone mad.
There are absolutely no sensible reasons to be playing lacrosse games in early February, and if you need proof, all you have to do is look throughout the entire country, especially in the Northeast, which has been blanketed by snow.
Reigning conference champion Ithaca College collected eight first place votes on the way to 64 total poll points to headline the 2015 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll. Ithaca is followed by Nazareth College, which secured 53 tallies and Stevens Institute of Technology rounds out the top three with 50 points in the annual coach's survey. St. John Fisher College earned the No. 4 spot in the coaches' poll after advancing to the conference tournament championship game in 2014.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team moved up two spots in the coaches' poll and one spot in the media rankings this week. The Orange climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 in the latest USILA Division I Top 20, and went from No. 4 to No. 3 in the most recent Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, released Monday, Feb. 16.
Preseason No. 1 Denver pulled away late against two-time defending NCAA champion Duke on Saturday, using an 8-1 run to win 17-13 at Kennesaw State in Georgia. In the weekend's other top-10 matchup, Syracuse bested Cornell 14-6.
Many of the Preseason Top 20 teams remain the same from when our rankings debuted, but there is a bit of shakeup toward the bottom, where four new teams enter.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has released its Division I Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll for February 16th. The rankings appear below. They will also appear soon on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
Everyone in the top three are all undefeated. Maryland is 1-0 at #1. The University of North Carolina and Syracuse are both 3-0 and #3 & #3 respectively. The University of Florida at 2-1 are ranked fourth. James Madison University moves back into the top twenty at #20.
Well, last week I described some answers, five of my favorite, “go-to” indoor drills that will work in any sized gymnasium. This week I’ll give you five more. After so many winters spent inside Oswego State’s gyms, we learned to make the most of our situation.
In an improved performance from last week’s outing against Canisius, Richardson stopped 11 of Canisius’ 17 shots and saved six of the Golden Griffins’ nine free positions before being subbed out with six minutes to go. In total, Syracuse stopped seven of Canisius’ free positions. No. 3 SU (3-0) topped Canisius (0-2) for a second straight week, 19-7, Sunday in the Carrier Dome.
“I just dove to try and stop it,” Mullins said, simply. “And it didn’t go in.”
It was Mullins that captained a stingy Syracuse defense to help keep Cornell’s three starting attacks to just one goal on 17 total shots. The No. 4 Orange (2-0) also forced 16 turnovers and saved 12 shots on goal in its 14-6 win over the No. 10 Big Red (0-1) in the Carrier Dome on Sunday in front of 4,127 fans. It was the 200th career win for SU head coach John Desko.
Syracuse University attacker Kevin Rice was one of the thousands of onlookers in the Carrier Dome on Sunday who enjoyed the defensive show his teammates put on against Cornell.
"It was great. It was firing us up on offense,'' Rice said. "They were hitting people and they were creating turnovers. It gets the crowd going. It gives us confidence that we're still in it and that they've got our back.''
Earlier this month, lacrosse teams came to the Southern Tier from around the country and even parts of Canada to take part in the 9th Annual John Mack Souther Tier Shootout. The indoor tournament was held at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex on Feb. 7 and 8.
The most enduring image from this weekend’s women’s lacrosse slate reminded me of mysterious crop circles suddenly appearing in a farmer’s field somewhere. Only the field was the turf at Delaware Stadium and the crop circles were merely the marks of the snow plow that began its halftime field clearing work by going in circles around the goals at each end of the field during the Blue Hens surprising 17-5 win over Georgetown.
The New England Black Wolves (2-3) continue to cool off as the Rochester Knighthawks (4-3) moved into second place in the East Division with a 15-10 road win on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Black Wolves practiced all weekend during their second bye week, but practice did not make perfect against the three-time defending champions. New England is now on a three-game slide as the battle for the East continues to heat up.
The main story for the Black Wolves was the debut of Brett Bucktooth who was unleashed for the New England offense. Bucktooth had four goals in his first game and gave life to a quiet offense for New England.
No. 3/3 Syracuse used a 9-1 scoring run to pull away from Canisius in a 19-7 victory in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 15. The offensive outburst covered the final 9:39 of the first half and the first 5:32 of the second as the Orange broke open what was a one-goal game and defeated the Golden Griffins for the second consecutive contest. Post-game Press Conference
Orange head coach John Desko picked up the 200th win of his career as No. 4 Syracuse (2-0) defeated No. 10 Cornell (0-1) by the score of 14-6 in the 100th meeting between the teams Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Carrier Dome.
The 20th-ranked Army lacrosse team scored eight unanswered goals between the first and second quarters and shut out Jacksonville in the second half to cruise to a 20-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Milne Field.
In the second match-up between the Golden Griffins women's lacrosse team and No. 3 Syracuse, the Blue and Gold were unable to overcome 11 first half goals by the home team, leading to a 19-7 loss for the defending MAAC Champions.
Lyle Thompson is not like other guys. Thompson, a senior at the University at Albany, is a sociology major, someone who comes off quiet at first but can talk passionately about things he’s passionate about. He’s a father, a brother, a cousin. He’s also the best lacrosse player in the country.
While the feeling is a bit different in a loss, Steenhuis’ second goal of the night was the 800th point of his 14-year NLL career. For a player that has been a fixture in the Bandits’ lineup for more than a decade, the accolade was well-deserved.
With the 2015 lacrosse season about to start, second-year Monroe CC head coach Justin Ross has announced that sophomore attackman Brian Moran (Orchard Park), sophomore midfielder J.T. Haag (Brighton), and sophomore defender Brady Fahy (Honeoye Falls-Lima) will be the captains for this year's Tribune team.
Four players tallied two goals apiece to lead a balanced Colgate attack, but Vermont scored with 2:06 remaining in overtime to edge the Raiders, 12-11, in collegiate women's lacrosse action Saturday at Tyler's Field.
The Rochester Knighthawks (3-3) earned more bragging rights in the Thruway Rivalry after beating the Buffalo Bandits (4-4) on the road 15-10 in their Valentine’s Day showdown on Saturday night. The relationship status remains complicated between the two rival teams as 14,737 fans watched them fight it out at First Niagara Center.
As a freshman in 2012, Reed - a Bath Haverling graduate - appeared in just 11 games, tallying three goals and one assist. Today, Reed will begin his senior season at Hobart as a co-captain and a player who his head coach believes has merely scratched the surface in terms of reaching his full potential.
For the second consecutive week the No. 3/3 Syracuse women's lacrosse team will host a doubleheader in the Carrier Dome. The Orange will face Canisius at noon and Presbyterian at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15.
Senior Nora Barry (Marcellus) scored her 100th-career goal during No. 4 Florida’s (2-1) 21-0 shutout victory over Michigan (0-1) Saturday afternoon at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. The midfielder became just the fifth Gator to reach the historic mark when she scored the game’s fourth goal off an assist from sophomore Sammi Burgess.
Maryland-transfer Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) shined in his first game in the Crimson and Gold uniforms, tallying eight points on three goals and five assists. The sophomore had just eight assists in his 2014 campaign at Maryland, transitioning into the Matt Brown offense in his DU debut. All five of Cannizzaro's assists came in the second half.
The Marist men's lacrosse team (1-0) battled to a 7-6 win at Air Force (0-2) to open its 2015 season Feb. 14. Senior Mike Begley (Brookeville, Md.) had a hat trick, scoring two of his three goals in the fourth quarter in the Red Foxes' victory.
Ally Adams and Mallory Collins scored four goals apiece as Boston University defeated Siena Women's Lacrosse 13-9 in the season-opener for both teams at the Adirondack Sports Complex. With temperatures stuck in the single digits in Loudonville, the Saints' 2015 lid lifter was moved an hour north of campus to the indoor facility.
Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) adds a unique element to the University of Denver men's lacrosse team, but what that is has yet to be unveiled. The preseason No. 1-ranked Pioneers just know that his arrival creates endless possibilities for a program that appears to have its best team ever.
Davide DiRuscio of the Buffalo Bandits is not just big for a goalie in lacrosse. He’s big for a professional athlete. Think of it this way – listed at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, he is about the same size as Buffalo Bills linemen Eric Wood and Mario Williams.
The Hobart College lacrosse team was tied with host Siena College after three quarters, but the Statesmen outscored the Saints 6-2 in the final frame to take a 12-8 victory. Hobart won its season opener behind senior Taylor Vanderbeek's hat trick as well as a four-point effort from senior Zach Reed.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team opens its 120th season this weekend as it takes on one of its fiercest non-conference rivals, No. 4 Syracuse, on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. The Feb. 15 start to the season is the earliest in the history of the Big Red program and will mark just the third time in the history of the series that Cornell will face the Orange in its season opener.
One of the longest-running rivalries in college lacrosse hits the century mark when No. 4 Syracuse (1-0) hosts No. 10 Cornell (0-0) on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. The game marks the 100th meeting between the two Upstate New York powerhouses. Sunday's contest is the middle game of an Orange lacrosse tripleheader. In addition to the men's game, the SU women host Canisius at noon and Presbyterian at 7:30 p.m.
Remember when February meant a handful of games in the South over the weekend, as teams shook off the frost from their sticks and got things going with an eye to that big opening weekend in March? Yeah, that's not really how it is anymore.
Midfielder Jordan Evans, who missed the Siena game with a lower-body injury, is still considered week-to-week.
Orange head coach John Desko is one win shy of his 200th career victory at the school. He will be the ninth active Division I and third Orange coach to reach that milestone.
Attacker Kevin Rice . . .
In eight days, senior attackman Lyle Thompson will take the field in an Albany uniform for the first time without his brother, Miles, and his cousin, Ty. Unsurprisingly, it was a popular topic Friday during the Great Danes' media day, which included interviews with Thompson, coach Scott Marr and senior midfielder Tim Cox. (with video 2:48)
The Golden Griffins women's lacrosse team is set to take on No. 3 Syracuse University for the second time in two weeks on Sunday afternoon. The Griffs, who fell in their first game of the season to the Orange, 21-13, will look to hand the nationally ranked team their first loss of the season.
The Rochester Knighthawks didn't expect to take a losing record into what will one of their toughest road trip weekends all season, but the three-time defending league champions will lug a 2-3 record to Buffalo on Saturday and New England on Sunday.
Section III executive director John Rathbun said there is protocol districts must follow to combine school teams, including filing paperwork with his office. Thus far, Rathbun said he's received no paperwork. He'd heard rumors, but a syracuse.com report on Thursday was the first Rathbun had heard of the district's intentions.
Former Corcoran High School and Canisius College standout Marissa Brown has been named head coach of the Syracuse City School District combined girls lacrosse team. Brown replaces Dennis Kennedy, who left to become head coach at Jamesville-DeWitt.
The Spencerport School District is in search of a coach for their Modified Girls program for the Spring season. The season runs from March 16th-May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) and practices/games are Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30pm.
The Hobart College lacrosse team begins its 113th varsity season at Siena College on Friday, Feb. 13, inside the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, N.Y. Second-year Head Coach Greg Raymond returns 28 letter winners, including six starters, from last year's squad that reached the Northeast Conference Tournament championship game. The Statesmen also welcome a talented and deep class of 20 first-years.
Due to a negative wind chill in the Buffalo area this weekend, Saturday’s season opener for the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team against Boston University has been moved to Boston. The schools are now set to meet on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Nickerson Field with a noon start time. Admission to the game is free.
Chase Wittich didn't just have a feeling that his Colgate men's lacrosse team would surprise No. 14 Bryant on Saturday. The Gilman graduate knew.
"I don't think we were nervous," said the freshman attackman, who had a goal in the Raiders' 9-5 victory over the reigning Northeast Conference champion Bulldogs. "I felt like our whole team was prepared, and we went into that game thinking we were going to win."
Reminders come in subtle ways. They come every day. They could be in a passing smile of a stranger walking by on a city street. They can come in a particular song, or in the form of siblings interacting with each other. They can come in a quiet, a good quiet galvanized by moments of reflection. They come in candy and barbecue sauce sitting on a store shelf.
The Buffalo Bandits (4-3) host the Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) at First Niagara Center for a Thruway Rivalry rematch on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch the game on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and on TSN.ca in Canada. It’s safe to say no love will be lost between these two teams on Valentine’s Day as they meet for the second leg of their three-game season series.
The New England Black Wolves (2-2) host the Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) for the second time this season at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. The Black Wolves look to end a two-game skid after starting the season with dominant wins over the Buffalo Bandits and Knighthawks.
Kevin Rice said he hadn’t been face guarded since he played high school basketball. Siena defenders were swarming him the entire game Saturday, looking to contain Syracuse’s most lethal scoring option and his fellow attack, Randy Staats. But that opened up other spots for the Orange’s offense to exploit Siena’s plan. It was junior Dylan Donahue who did it best, connecting on four goals.
The Big Red is coming off an 11-5 season and is ranked No. 10 in the country. The Orange leads the overall series 63-37-1 and has won the last two games. Faceoff is at 4 p.m. Here are five things to know about Cornell:
All nine Patriot League teams will have started the regular season once Holy Cross and Lafayette play scheduled openers this weekend. Army is out of the gate with a 2-0 record and Boston University, Colgate and Navy all posted wins to start the 2015 campaign.
Defensive Player of the Week: Brandon Burke, Sophomore, Colgate, Goalie – Potomac, Maryland
Burke stopped 27 shots for a save percentage of .688. He limited the Bulldogs to just one fourth quarter goal as the Raiders defeated Bryant 9-5 in their season opener.
The 113th Hobart College lacrosse season will begin on Friday, Feb. 13 when the Statesmen face the Siena Saints at the indoor Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, New York, at 1:45 p.m.
The Siena game was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 14, but the forecast for Saturday includes snow with a high of just 21 degrees. The Adirondack Sports Complex was only available on Friday afternoon. Admission to the game is free. There is limited bleacher seating available, but fans are allowed to bring their own chairs.
A trio of Denver seniors in Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.), Carson Cannon (Stillwater, Minn.) and Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) have been named captains for the 2015 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team, head coach Bill Tierney announced on Wednesday.
Auburn girls lacrosse coach Bill Dean led off the ceremony with a pair of stories.
The first was about a time when Anna Spin stepped in when the Maroons were battling injuries her sophomore year and progressed to be one of the leading scorers as a junior. The second was about Elizabeth Sherman, a senior who put in the work in the offseason to become one of Auburn's top defenders.
Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 3 in this week's Inside Lacrosse women's lacrosse media poll. The Orange held steady at No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) coaches poll.
Buffalo Bandits players on a Calgary-Toronto flight the day after their 15-14 overtime win over the Roughnecks wound up in Ottawa when Pearson International was temporarily closed due to freezing rain.
Ten years after playing his final game for the Rochester Knighthawks, Casey Zaph will return to Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Knighthawks will honor “Zapher” by enshrining him into the team’s Hall of Fame.
1) Miles Thompson (Minnesota Swarm): The right-handed forward out of Onondaga Nation 1 goal and 2 assists in Friday’s home overtime win over Rochester. All 3 points came in the first half to help the Swarm take a 5-1 halftime lead in what turned out to be a defensive battle and Thompson will take his 20 points (11-9) into a weekend double-header for the Swarm, who host Toronto on Friday and are at Toronto on Saturday.
The National Lacrosse League has announced Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith as the "Pinty's Wingman of the Week" award winner for Week 6 of the 2015 NLL season. Smith, who posted a career-high 10 points (5+5) in Buffalo's 15-14 overtime road win over the Calgary Roughnecks this past Saturday, ranks third in the league with 39 points (16+23) in seven games played this season.
About a year ago I was watching Cornell play Syracuse on TV. I saw #3 come racing around the left side of the cage with (maybe) half a step on his defender. He was less than a yard above goal line extended when he dipped his stick and slung a low angle shot right past Cuse’s goalie.
I saw this, and thought to myself, “That SOB stole my move!”
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team participated in its 2015 Media Day Tuesday. Coach Scott Nelson and student-athletes Tucker Nelson and Chris Bechle discussed the upcoming season with the local media at the Events Center.
With the start of the 2015 lacrosse season right around the corner, second-year Hobart College Head Coach Greg Raymond has announced senior Zach Reed (Bath-Haverling), senior Taylor Vanderbeek, and junior Cooper Stefaniak (Lancaster) will be the captains for this year's Statesmen.
To kick things off, we've got two contests from the past weekend and one big one from the week prior, with Army's win over UMass, Colgate's topping of Bryant and High Point's first-ever victory over Delaware in the season opener last weekend.
Chad Culp is one player on the Buffalo Bandits whose work on the floor does not always translate to the scoresheet. In Saturday night’s overtime win against the Calgary Roughnecks, Culp was a major factor in the fourth quarter comeback that set up the Bandits overtime victory.
Welcome to the first installment of the JuCo Report for the spring season. I’m starting it off right with a Top 10 NJCAA Poll, in all of its preseason glory! Welcome to the college lacrosse division almost no one is talking about. It’s JuCo time!
As a freshman last season, her quickness and agility helped her weave through defenders. She scored eight goals in her first three games and finished the year with the fourth-most goals on the team. But playing attack was limiting the space in which she could use her speed. Syracuse head coach Gary Gait saw her talents being underutilized and moved her to midfield for this year.
Allie Rupp is headed to Binghamton University this fall, where the Bearcats will be counting on her nose for the goal to help boost a program that was 8-8 last spring. She hopes to study biology and see a familiar face in best friend Taylor Wood, a defender who also picked Binghamton for her NCAA lacrosse.
No. 10 Cornell at No. 4 Syracuse, 4 p.m. Sunday: In another meeting of college lacrosse titans, Cornell replaces Albany as Syracuse's opponent on this weekend in February. The Great Danes had played the Orange in this slot the last three years. It's an admirable choice for the Big Red, considering Ivy League teams can't officially start practicing until Feb. 1.
The 11th-hour decision by Cayuga Community College not to field a team this spring, first reported on LaxLessons Lacrosse Insider section Monday, has left a void in opposing teams schedules and the college careers of its players.
Defensive Player of the Week Greg Wozniak and Rookie of the Week Jack Wilson both figured prominently in BU's victory against the Bears. Other weekly awards went to Offensive Player of the Week Cole Johnson, of Army, and Colgate's Brandon Burke, the Goalkeeper of the Week.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team opens its 2015 season with a 2 p.m. contest at Air Force on Feb. 14. The Red Foxes will begin their run toward a sixth consecutive appearance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships in 2015. Marist was selected second overall in the conference’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll with 38 points.
COLGATE: Beating Bryant doesn't make you a giant killer. But this was the year Bryant was supposed to assert itself as a national power, especially with the best up-the-middle combination in the country of goalie Gunnar Waldt and faceoff man Kevin Massa.
Eight years later, John Mack lives on. The Binghamton High School lacrosse player died in 2006 after he went into cardiac arrest during a game. The tournament held every year in his name at the Greater Binghamton Sports Dome does something about that. This past weekend 98 teams filled the dome to play and to raise money -- money that will be used to buy and hand out automated heart defibrillators to community sports organizations.
The Buffalo Bandits knew they had their work cut out against a Calgary Roughnecks team desperate for their first win of the year. Each of the team’s forwards took their turn driving the attack, and Jerome Thompson came through with an overtime goal, giving Buffalo a 15-14 victory Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
It’s cold outside – too cold to practice. Maybe you don’t have a turf field, and parking lots and grass fields are still weeks away from being an option. And yet the season has started, and you’ve got to practice.
What’s a coach – college or high school – supposed to do?
"I thought we played with a lot of grit and effort tonight and this game showed a lot of positives for our young team," said head coach Scott Teeter. "Anytime you play one of the top teams in the nation you really have to minimize your mistakes and Syracuse managed to capitalize on ours tonight, but overall I was extremely happy with our team effort tonight."
On Saturday night, when the Knighthawks took on the Buffalo Bandits, Paul Graham, the winner of the season ticket holder championship ring raffle, was pulled aside before the game for one more honor as the 7th Man—to sign the official championship banner.
"It was a fun day," said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. "It definitely was a day of ups and downs and runs and refocusing. I thought that when we needed it, the players stepped up and played very well today. I was happy to get our players in there. In the second game I think we played 41 players and I'm pretty sure no one has played 41 players in a game in Division I . . ."
An ominous and blustery beginning to the season for UMass saw Army walk away with a victory at McGuirk Alumni stadium. The Black Knights rode an early five-goal lead to a 12-7 victory, thanks to a couple of four-point performances from Cole Johnson (4G) and John Glesener (2G, 2A).
Last year the Binghamton women's lacrosse team enjoyed their winningest season in program history. This season, third year Head Coach Stephanie Allen expects the team to improve in a variety of ways, and not only focus on the record.
The Calgary Roughnecks (0-5) are still looking for the team's first win of the season after a heartbreaking 15-14 home loss in overtime at the hands of the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) in front of 10,312 screaming fans at Scotiabank Saddledome.
All 10 teams on this list, and even a couple not on it, can realistically call themselves NCAA title contenders this year. The problem is there's only eight NCAA tournament spots available. That will certainly change sometime in the near future.Until then, the following teams will walk a tightrope from February to May, knowing that sometimes all it takes is one loss to doom a Division II women's lacrosse season.
No. 4 Syracuse (1-0) opened the 2015 campaign with a dominating 21-7 victory against Siena (0-1) in the season opener for both teams Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Carrier Dome. Thirteen different players scored goals for Syracuse to lead the Orange to its 16th season-opening win in John Desko's 17 years as head coach.
Kayla Treanor scored five goals and had an assist as the No. 3 Syracuse University women's lacrosse team opened its season with an 18-10 win over No. 19 Denver on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Army had a 7-3 lead into the half with UMass carrying momentum, but the 20th-ranked Black Knights outscored the Minutemen 4-0 in the third quarter to pull away for a 12-7 win on Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Army (1-0) became the fifth team in NCAA Division I lacrosse history to reach win No. 750 with the victory, joining the likes of Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy and Maryland.
Balanced scoring and a whole-field defensive effort lifted Colgate to an impressive 9-5 win at No. 14 Bryant here Saturday afternoon. It was Colgate's first road win over a ranked opponent since the 2012 Raiders toppled No. 1 Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
"We knew today's game was going to be tough," remarked Head Coach Stephanie Allen. "The first competition of the season is always a challenge and we certainly had our mistakes, but there are a lot of positives we can take away. I am proud of the hustle and heart our team brought to the field today and know they will be buckling down and working even harder over the course of the next few weeks."
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team had a breakthrough season in 2014, finishing second in the America East during the regular season. The Bearcats won their first four conference games and posted their highest finish in the standings since 2004. Much of the credit was attributed to 12 veterans on that squad who have since graduated. Despite losing that valuable part of the team, the returning core of players, as well as a promising group of freshmen, add up to good potential for this year's Binghamton squad.
Robert Mack said he loves how the Southern Tier Shoot Out brings people together from all over to play lacrosse. He said there are about 45 teams that have traveled more than 100 miles.
"It's the largest indoor tournament in the world. It's 98 teams playing over two days, it's just jam packed," said Robert Mack, the tournament director. "We have teams from New Jersey, from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New England, so we really draw them in. The furthest this year is Charlotte, North Carolina." (Video 2:03)
Evans did not dress for the Orange's 21-7 win over Siena and did not practice on Friday due to a lower-body injury, according to an SU Athletics spokesperson. SU head coach John Desko addressed Evans' situation briefly in his postgame press conference.
The Binghamton (0-0) women's lacrosse team kicks off their 2015 season at 1 p.m. today at No. 10/12 Ohio State (1-0). The Bearcats are led by thrid year coach Stephanie Allen, and are coming off of a 2014 season that saw them set a program record for wins (7).
Callum Crawford scored the game-winning goal as the Minnesota Swarm (3-2) stung the Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) with a 7-6 overtime win on Friday night for the team's first home win of the year at Xcel Energy Center. The crowd of 9,645 did not leave disappointed with the riveting game decided in sudden death OT.
“I’m a firm believer that this kid is going to be the best player in this league in a couple of years,” Bandits coach Troy Cordingley said. “He’s just getting better and better, the more experience he has. He’s just such a great team guy.”
Syracuse women's lacrosse takes the field for the first time in 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 7 for a pair of games in the Carrier Dome. The third-ranked Orange host No. 20 Denver at noon and will come back at 7:30 p.m. to face Canisius.
With a pair of preseason scrimmage weekends in the books, the games now start counting. The Syracuse men's lacrosse team opens the 2015 season against Siena at 4 Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. Here are four early storylines for the fourth-ranked Orange:
SETTING THE STAGE: The 20th-ranked Army Black Knights kick off the 2015 season this weekend with a visit to UMass on Saturday, followed by a Monday afternoon matchup against VMI in the opener at Michie Stadium. Army and the Minutemen lift the lid on a new season for the sixth straight year.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team is getting ready for their season opener this weekend and they do so with a lot of youth. 18 of the 21 players on this year's roster are underclassmen, but they do return the top four scorers from last year. (Video 1:00)
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will play a pair of scrimmages on Saturday, February 7th in New Jersey, taking on Princeton and Penn.
The preseason scrimmages, which do not count as official games, will be at Sherrerd Field at the Class of 1952 Stadium in Princeton.
On Wednesday, Warrior announced new replacement guidelines for consumers who own the de-certified “Regulator” helmet. The plan outlines a partnership with retailer Lacrosse Unlimited, with 52 store locations nationwide, in hopes of expediting replacements.
“No ordinary college, no ordinary life…” is The Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) mantra, which also aptly describes the life of one of its newest recruits, Hilton junior Hunter Duford, whose life is anything but ordinary.
After our last tryout this past weekend, our coaches are pleased to announce the final roster for our Haudenosaunee Nation U19 Women's team. The final 18 roster is listed below by position, with High School/University, graduation year, and Nation.
The fourth-ranked Orange (0-0) kicks off the 2015 season on Saturday, Feb. 7 when it hosts Siena (0-0) at 4 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The game marks the earliest season opener in program history and the contest is the middle game of an Orange lacrosse tripleheader. In addition to the men's game, the SU women start its season at noon against Denver. The Orange women also host Canisus at 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse's season opener is just two days away and the Orange is busy making final adjustments before it faces Denver on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. Syracuse will also play Canisius on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
It's less than a week after Super Bowl XLIX and, believe it or not, some college lacrosse teams already have played regular-season games. But the season gets started in earnest this weekend with many of the top teams in action, including a matchup featuring two of my top 10 teams.
This week, the Rochester Knighthawks will travel to St. Paul, Minn. for a rare Friday night game. The Knighthawks will battle the Minnesota Swarm at 8:30 p.m. live on www.universalsports.com. The radio broadcast is available on 105.5 The Team and online on theteam.fm.
In the only meeting between Buffalo and Calgary last season, the Roughnecks took home a 16-13 victory at First Niagara Center on April 5, 2014. While meetings between these two teams are sparse, the last time Buffalo won in Calgary was February 8, 2008, a 17-9 decision.
To get a sense of how much Albany senior attackman Lyle Thompson has affected college lacrosse, just listen to how Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala answered a question about whether Thompson is the face of the sport.
"When I go home and I see my kids playing and some of their friends out there are saying, 'I'm Lyle Thompson,'" Pietramala said, "Yeah, I would say so."
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team has had special support through the offseason and has offered the same in return for 4-year-old Anya Cale Harvey, who was diagnosed with leukemia in November. Women's lacrosse head coach Shannon McHale was made aware of the diagnosis and treatment that Anya was facing via a family friend, and the entire team became involved in supporting Anya and her family through friendship, support and fundraising.
Nearly 50 Syracuse University women's lacrosse players bounded across the turf at the Ensley Athletic Center Thursday morning, overflowing with good health and energy and anxious to wade into a season of high expectations. They will get their chance the next two weekends, and in unprecedented fashion.
The 2015 Army Lacrosse Media Guide is now available for download. The 98-page document is the most complete and comprehensive look into the 2014 Black Knights, featuring player and coach biographies, statistics, a look at the upcoming season, a record section and complete year-by-year results from every season in the program's history.
In an effort to "go-green," the Army Athletic Association has limited its production of media guides, joining a growing list of schools that are no longer printing media guides.
Due to a scheduling mix-up that left the last game of the day without any officials, I officiated my first lacrosse game as a seventh grader. I was the only one around who had read the rulebook, so I marched onto the field all alone with a whistle and flag so the group of fifth and sixth graders could play that day.
It was another dominant regular season for the Tigers, but they once again fell short of the Promised Land - this time at the hands Tufts in the semifinals. RIT is again stacked with talent, especially on the offensive end, but questions linger about whether they have the whole package. Is this the year that Jake Coon's troops quiet the doubters?
IL interviewed more than 20 coaches on camera about the impact of the 2015 rule changes. While opinions varied, a general consensus is that the changes won’t have a huge impact on the integrity of the game, but there’s still some concern on the amount of work and discretion placed on officials.
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-2) visit the Minnesota Swarm (2-2) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Friday for an East Division showdown. Watch live on UniversalSports.com in the US and TSN.ca in Canada starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Calgary Roughnecks will shoot for the team's first win of the season when they host the Buffalo Bandits (3-3), who are looking to get back above .500, at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night. Watch the game live on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and TSN.ca in Canada starting at 9 p.m. ET.
Binghamton had a breakthrough season in 2014, finishing second in the regular season and qualifying for the four-team America East Tournament for the first time since 2011. Ten seniors graduated from last year's squad but the Bearcats still return 29 letterwinners.
It might sound cliché, but Abigail Ward has always wanted to make a difference in the world around her. The Carolina Day School senior might have found a way to do that and play a sport she loves at the same time. Ward, a Hendersonville resident, got an appointment to West Point and will be playing lacrosse for the Black Knights first female lacrosse team next season.
[Austin] Degener’s path to Division II men’s lacrosse could have been different if his JV team didn’t need a goalkeeper for an offseason tournament. As a freshman, he led the team in scoring but made the switch to goalkeeper to fill a need for the team. It took awhile to get used of the speed of the ball but he soon excelled at the position.
[Joe] Bucci (Ithaca) started the first two games of the 2014 schedule at midfield, before an injury at Navy cost him the rest of the season. A consistent contributor from his first day on campus, Bucci was named the team's Freshman of the Year in 2012 and Most Improved Player prior to the 2013 season. "It is an honor and privilege to be voted by my peers to be a captain this season," Bucci said. "We returned a lot of contributors from last year's team, and the newcomers have been playing well this fall. I am excited for the direction this program is heading."
Six UAlbany lacrosse games, including one women’s and five men’s contests, will be televised on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel this season, announced by the network. The channel will air four UAlbany lacrosse road games, including both teams at Syracuse and the men’s lacrosse Capital District rivalry of UAlbany vs. Siena in Loudonville, along with a pair of home contests.
US Lacrosse today announced Ohio State University head coach Nick Myers as head coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team. Myers will lead the team in its quest for an eighth consecutive world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The U.S. Women's National Team defeated defending NCAA champion Maryland and runner-up Syracuse in a pair of split-squad contests at the US Lacrosse Champions Challenge, Jan. 17-18 in Naples, Fla. Here are some of our favorite highlights from the doubleheader against Syracuse.
Amid the piles of snow and the frigid temperatures, there's plot of green approximately 120 yards long and 60 yards wide on the southwest edge of the Cornell campus. The exposed turf at Schoellkopf Field serves as a vivid reminder that, despite a weather forecast to the contrary, it's lacrosse season.
For the past 11 years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has sponsored the Save the Day program, a fundraiser for the Dream Factory of Central New York, a local non-profit that grants dreams to children with critical or chronic illnesses. To raise awareness of Save the Day, the Big Red will kick off the 2015 campaign with its 10th annual blood drive on Thursday, February 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building on Cornell's campus.
One place on the lacrosse field where players do go head-to-head at the same task is the face-off X. Thus, it presents a unique opportunity to apply the lessons learned from ranking teams and individuals in other sports and competitions to individuals in the context of a team sport.
Dawson, who is tied for eighth in the NLL with 17 assists and fifth in assists per game (4.25) this season, posted a league-high 11 helpers in Rochester's 17-11 home win over Buffalo this past weekend.
The Rochester Knighthawks’ 17-11 win over the Buffalo Bandits Saturday night featured several highlight-reel goals, including diving goals Jordan Hall and Joe Walters, and outside bombs from Craig Point and Joel Matthews.
Coming off a season in which Army led the nation in defense and finished second in the Patriot League, the Black Knights return eight starters, including their leading scorer from a season ago in John Glesener, but just like last season, Army has the benefit of numbers and not just strength in numbers, experience in numbers.
After a fall focused on what left-handed, big-scoring freshman Connor Fields could bring to the Great Danes offense alongside Lyle Thompson, additional reinforcements appeared to be on the way after OCC coach Chuck Wilbur told LaxMagazine’s Corey McLaughlin that Seth Oakes and Ky Tarbell would intended to enroll at Albany for the spring. Oakes and Tarbell have enrolled, joined the team and have been cleared by the NCAA to play, giving Albany a boost in advance of their season opener vs. Drexel on Feb. 21.
Emily Hubley, already Washington College's all-time faceoff leader, will look to help the Shorewomen crash the NCAAs this spring. Same goes for Marissa Makar, the anchor of Oneonta's defense, and its first first team All-American.
“Playing for Scott Marr and the UAlbany Great Danes was some of the greatest times in my life,” said Queener. “Now, I am extremely excited to announce that I will be taking my talents back to the 518, but this time, as a coach.”
A clash between two of New York’s finest men’s lacrosse teams can be seen by all as the UAlbany-Syracuse game at the Carrier Dome on Thursday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. will be broadcast on ESPN3, the network has announced.
Eleven of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 12 regular-season games will be televised this season, including six national TV dates and five appearances on ESPNU as part of the network's 2015 college lacrosse coverage. The fourth-ranked Orange also has five games slated to air locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWCS).
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has announced his program's captains for the upcoming season. Seniors Richie Hurley, Jake Kissick, Ryan Mallon and Conor Prunty have been appointed to lead the 2015 Saints both on and off the field. Hurley and Mallon also served as captains of the 2014 MAAC Champion Saints as juniors.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team has named its captains for the 2015 season. Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Dave Scarcello (Bishop Timon St. Jude), Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.), Ben Willett (Portsmouth, R.I.), and Karl Kreshpane (Mahwah, N.J.) and junior Joseph Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) will lead the Red Foxes.
The Tigers, who are 88-14 over the last five seasons, finished last season with a 20-1 record, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight season. RIT won its third straight Liberty League Tournament title, fifth straight conference title, and made its 16th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
We are excited to announce we will be adding a second team for the class of 2023-FCA Rochester Orange. The Head Coach will be Zach Bednarz former RIT All-American midfielder and longtime FCA Coach. The team will compete in three top level tournaments this summer including the Irondequoit Invitational, WNY Championships and the Niagara Lacrosse Classic.
The following Rochester girls advanced to the Pride of New York Showcase to be held this spring after tryouts last weekend for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. The players that advance from the Pride Games will compete in the Brine NLC on June 29-July 2 in Richmond, Va.
Transitioning to the pros can be a major leap for a lot of first year players in the National Lacrosse League. So which players have best made the jump so far? Check out the NLL Rookie Report for Week 5 by Bob Chavez on IL Indoor to keep tabs on the rookie scoring race and find out which players are emerging as they continue to develop their game at the highest level.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has activated Stephen Keogh from the physically unable to perform list. The tenacious, hard-working forward was excited to be back on the active roster.
Even by the lofty expectations of his past performance, Jay Thorimbert is in the midst of a year to remember. Thorimbert, who has taken nearly every faceoff for the Buffalo Bandits over the past three seasons, is off to another hot start in the faceoff circle. After the month of January, Thorimbert leads the NLL in both faceoff wins (104) and loose balls (87).
“We’re just looking for her to play offense,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “When she gets the opportunities, put the ball in the back of the net and be a part of our system. We’re not asking her to be the leader, we’re asking her to be a dynamic scoring threat.”
Cornell coach Matt Kerwick had a busy January answering calls from MLL coaches and GMs. They were asking about Cornell’s three front line seniors – attackman Matt Donovan (35G,23A), midfielder Connor Buczek (30G,17A) and defenseman Jordan Stevens (52GB,19CT). It’s hard to think of another team with potential first-team All-Americans at those three positions.
After rolling to its first national championship since 2002 and its third in program history, Limestone leads the way with three members of Lacrosse Magazine's men's Division II preseason All-American team.
Courtney Shoults (West Genesee) is a 5'7 defender from western (sic) New York. She helped lead West Genesee High School to the 2014 New York State Class 'A' title as a junior, and also earned all-league honorable mention despite missing time for injury.
It’s early February, and our team selection process is already underway. The small college where I coach finished this process a week ago, and now we’re carefully building our high school team’s roster. This year, we’ve put a lot of focus on what makes a young athlete the right fit for our program. There are two categories that will earn the highly desired rank of “varsity player.” So, just what are coaches looking for?
The February issue of Inside Lacrosse is now available digitally, featuring special bonus content not available in the print edition. Also, new to InsideLacrosse.com is the ability to view the issue right on your desktop before the print version gets in your hands. Above check out IL Editor in Chief Terry Foy interviews Lyle Thompson and Myles Jones during the photo shoot for the February cover.
Jeff Kimmel, Keith Bushnell, and Kevin Keller thought that they were simply going out to lunch to meet Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres on Saturday afternoon. But what awaited them at Benucci’s Italian Restaurant in Greece was more than they could have imagined. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5642#sthash.5M8ksvs0.dpuf
Le Moyne got caught up in the late-season LIU Post buzzsaw, falling to the Pioneers in the quarterfinals at home, but there is plenty for the Dolphins to be optimistic about. If they can stay a step ahead of either Adelphi, Merrimack or both, they'll be in solid position to make the playoffs, where the Dolphins' defense could once again be a difference-maker.
Le Moyne, which is scheduled to play eight ranked opponents this spring, returns 20 letterwinners and eight starters from last year's team that went 12-5. Under the direction of first-year head coach Kathy Taylor, the Dolphins open on Saturday, February 28 at #8 Mercyhurst University at 12:00 p.m.
Mat comes to us having coached at every level from youth to twelve years coaching at the collegiate level (Division I & II). He helped lead teams to two NCAA Final Fours, one NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance and three Conference Championships.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that tickets for its marquee special event, the 2015 Championship Game, are on sale to the general public beginning at 11 a.m. EST on Monday, February 2.
Stephen Stamp from IL Indoor has posted his NLL Three Stars of Week 5 following five games this past weekend in the National Lacrosse League. Check out which players made the biggest impact for their team with almost 1/3 of the season now in the books heading into Week 6.
In the midst of the roars of the crowd of nearly 7,000 fans at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena, season ticket holder Mike Cronin received an extra special memento from Rochester's victory. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.
Make it NINE at this point. The Greece Thunder is looking for a Junior Varsity coach for the season that starts in about a month. If interested contact Head Coach Andy Hilton at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean McNamara, the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Vice President of Field Ministry for the Northeast Region, announces final preparations are being made for the fifth annual instructional lacrosse day camp. This camp will take place from July 28-30, 2015 at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
Out of the way, Punxsutawney Phil – you’re not the only prognosticator in town today. I’m here to share my visions of the Upstate NCAA Division III landscape for 2015, based on hours of research, polling, and studying W-L trends of these programs over the past ten years.
Just kidding. As usual, I’m merely flying by the seat of my pants, here . . .
For the sixth time in the past eight seasons Siena Lacrosse is the preseason favorite to win the MAAC. The conference's seven head coaches also tabbed senior attackman Richie Hurley as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.
Fresh off a big Friday night win against the Minnesota Swarm, the Buffalo Bandits stumbled from the beginning of their second game of the weekend. The Rochester Knighthawks dominated the Bandits for three quarters, sending Buffalo home with a 17-11 loss Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena.
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Rorke Denver was the keynote speaker for this year’s US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, MD. Denver was an All-American defender at Syracuse, and the program won two titles while he was on the team. After school, Denver found his way to the United States Navy SEALs, where he served, and later trained, in one of the most elite fighting forces on the face of the planet.
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-2) got back to .500 by defeating the Buffalo Bandits (3-3) by a score of 17-11 in front of 6,994 raucous fans at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The Knighthawks, not having broken the double-digit scoring mark in their last two games, scored 10 goals in the first half. They led 6-1 after the first and 10-4 after two quarters.
The top of Division III is becoming an exclusive club. Only five women's teams have reached the Final Four in the past three seasons. But the party can be crashed. Amherst was on this list last February. By May, the Lord Jeffs were in the Final Four. Below are 10 teams bidding to become this year's Amherst.
Ralph D'Agostino is back in a Syracuse lacrosse jersey for the second time in his career after transferring from Furman this fall. He saw his first action of the preseason in a pair of scrimmages on Saturday because paperwork filed with the NCAA's eligibility office only became approved earlier this week.
After finishing second-to-last in the country in team face-off percentage last season, Bucknell won 8-of-15 in the first three quarters. The Bison rolled out freshman Sam Hahn for all six first-quarter face-offs and senior Gavin Sullivan for nine of the last 10. Sullivan was the most successful specialist on the day, winning all five draws in the second by aggressively creating groundballs against SU’s Ben Williams and giving Bucknell’s wings a chance to outplay Syracuse’s.
Stick Skills, Offensive and Defensive Clinics will be offered on February Saturdays, while five Youth Lax Academy sessions will take place on Saturdays beginning February 7th and continuing through March 14. Find information on each event here.
What Lyle Thompson accomplished last year was stuff of all-time college lacrosse lore. His name is already all over the record book — and many of his plays etched into the memories and imaginations of fans — heading into his senior season. But what Thompson and Albany achieves this spring could add another layer to an already sparkling legacy for college lacrosse's finest player.
The fourth-ranked Orange men's lacrosse team posted a pair of wins in its final tune-up before the start of the regular season. Syracuse knocked off Towson, 13-9, and defeated Bucknell, 13-3, in a three-way scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Ensley Athletic Center.
The Gardner-Webb lacrosse team has named freshman Cassidy McDowell (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Lindsey Lippert (Westhill) as its captains for its inaugural season, announced head coach Jacquelyn Duggins Friday.
Playing Pro lacrosse was a great experience. I came into the indoor league in its second year of existence and it was fun to be a part of something that had a bright future. I was fortunate to play in historic arena’s, such as the old Boston Garden, Nassau Coliseum and the Spectrum in Philly.
John Tavares’ career total of games played is at 299 and holding. The Buffalo Bandits’ veteran has been placed on the second level of the injured reserve list, meaning he’ll miss at least three weeks of play.