One plays offense. One plays defense. One scores at a ridiculous clip. One defends with a fierce, immovable presence. One is a sophomore. One is a senior.
They are on opposite sides of the equation, but both are the best at what they do.
Akron lacrosse players took a stand in March when they refused to play a game against the Lancaster Redskins because of their name, and now their hometown has made another statement.
The Newstead Town Board, consisting of two Conservatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously designated the second Monday of every October – otherwise known as Columbus Day – as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Check out the highlights from the opening day of the Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camp. Over a hundred kids joined Knighthawks standouts Joe Walters and Brad Self, and an all-star cast of Division I lacrosse players at McQuaid Jesuit High School Monday for world-class lacrosse instruction. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6314#sthash.gBdiNsUv.dpuf
Day three of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout continued with play in five divisions, U19 Boys and Girls, Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters. Both Grandmasters and Zenmasters champions were crowned, with the Eldest Statesmen taking first in the Grandmasters once again and Los Abuelos de C2C taking the first-ever Zenmasters title.
The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse program was recently recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as the Academic Team of the Year for 2014-2015. The teams with the top grade point average in each sport throughout the country earn the distinction of Team of the Year and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required to be considered.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team would like to announce that the date has been set for its 2015 fall alumni game. The game will take place on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Friday October 2 at 7 pm.
The Rochester Knighthawks opened their Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps today at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Kids from all over Rochester and the surrounding suburbs descended on the campus to learn from Knighthawks players and local Division I standouts. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6310#sthash.5F9TnZ4k.dpuf
The evolution of boys lacrosse at Westhill High School has come to this - the Warriors reached their first ever Section III championship game this season; and they have their first All-CNY Player of the Year.
A native of Greenwich, NY, Sipperly also enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Christian Brothers Academy - Albany. He finished his career as the Section II all-time leading point scorer and was one of the top scorers in New York State prep history.
Sipperly's father, Robert, was also a standout at Hobart College, helping the Statesmen win their first three of 12 straight NCAA titles from 1980-1982.
Alas, the road starts on Monday, when 105 of the nation's best players open three days worth of tryouts at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. There's a new coaching staff, led by Ohio State's Nick Myers, and a brand new set of players that will look to don the red, white and blue. After this week's tryouts, the pool will be trimmed to approximately 50 players.
The Syracuse signee leaves as the most decorated player in ESD men's lacrosse history, according to coach Pat Kennedy. A two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American, he was one of the first Under Armour All-Americans announced this season. He also made the Adrenaline All-American squad and was the only player from the South named to USA Today's All-USA First-Team.
The Ohio Machine (6-4) used five goals from Marcus Holman and an 11-goal first half to hold off an attempted comeback from the Rochester Rattlers (5-5) to escape Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium with a 17-12 win on Sunday afternoon.
The second day of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout was a busy one. The tournament continued with the Men's Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters divisions and expanded to include the U19 Boys' and Girls' divisions. Monday's games will conclude the Zenmasters division and will decide the next champion of the Grandmasters.
We regret to say that due to inclement weather and poor playing conditions, the Town of Pittsford and Pittsford Schools have declared all fields are unplayable. All Sunday games are cancelled. We are extremely disappointed with this decision; we are very appreciative of the many teams that attracted some 140 College Coaches to the tournament.
The Bannons live in Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Mike Bannon plays for a club team based in Dallas, called Iron Horse, one of 67, including three from the area, in Pittsford this weekend for the Sweetlax Summer Invitational. The teams came from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts and up north in Canada. They also arrived in the Rochester area from Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire and even California.
The Watertown Daily Times is holding a pair of banquets this week to honor the elite high school athletes in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The inaugural Times All-North Banquet for Northern Athletic Conference athletes is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Best Western University Inn at Canton, while the second Times All-North Banquet for Frontier League athletes is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Watertown’s Hilton Garden Inn.
The 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout began play on Saturday, June 27, marking its 43rd annual tournament. After a year's hiatus, the Men's Supermasters and Grandmasters returned to field, accompanied by the Boys' Chumash tournament. Players 60 and above also convened for the first-ever Zenmasters division.
It might seem to be something of a stretch to give rivalry status to the Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers, with the former being in its third season of existence in Major League Lacrosse and the latter being two states away. But Machine midfielders Kyle Harrison and Dominique Alexander say something special is brewing between the teams.
John Lombardi is 15 years old, but he is set to move away from home and his family a few years earlier than planned,
Lombardi, who just completed his freshman year at Irondequoit, announced earlier this year he is moving to Salisbury School, a boarding preparatory school in northwest Connecticut.
It all started back in the second grade. John Galloway attended Onondaga Road Elementary School in Syracuse, not more than 15-minute drive from the Carrier Dome. Older brother Joe would come home from school with some friends, other neighborhood kids would join in, and before you knew it a lacrosse game was underway. Joe played close defense so it wasn’t going to be him. Joe’s friends wanted to pass and shoot, so it wasn’t going to be them, either. Someone had to be the goalie.
Lax Sports Network's Jenny Fucillo catches up with the two time tewaaraton trophy winner before his 2nd professional lacrosse game with the Florida Launch against the Boston Cannons at Gillette Stadium.
The Showdown Lax Fest tournament continues to grow with each passing summer. Hosted by the North Country Lacrosse League, the festival returns to the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds this weekend bigger and “hopefully better than ever.”
Thompson finished second among all rookies in goals (27), assists (35) and points (62) plus tied for second with 69 loose balls. Thompson had three or more points in 13 of his 18 games played, scored at least one goal in 15 games including four hat tricks and had two-plus assists in 11 games.
Benesch won the NLL goal scoring title with 55 goals and finished third in the scoring race with 113 points including 58 assists which were ninth-most in the league. Benesch tied for the league lead with four game-winning goals and tied for second with four shorthanded goals while his .229 shooting percentage was ninth among all players with 10-plus goals.
The Rochester Knighthawks will launch their Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps next week at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Knighthawks stars Joe Walters and Brad Self will oversee the four-day camp, which runs from Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6304#sthash.z61iEVz1.dpuf
The 43rd edition of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, one of the most well-known and prestigious lacrosse tournaments in the country, will once again bring exciting and competitive lacrosse action to scenic Vail, Colorado this summer. Approximately 2,000 players will compete in eight divisions over nine days in the Rocky Mountains.
Cara Quimby Named Section 2 Player of the Year
from JustLacrosse Upstate
The Albany Times Union named Guilderland senior Cara Quimby (Syracuse University) as the NYS Section II Player of the Year. Cara was also named US Lacrosse All American. Cara had 236 career varsity goals, with 98 goals in 2015. She scored 12 goals in Class A semi final and 9 goals in final NYS Sec II final championship game, both Section 2 records.
Cara is in good company as current and previous SU players Kayla Treanor, Katie Rowan and Halley Quillinan also won this award in Section II.
SUNY Canton will officially become an NCAA Division III athletic institution on Sept. 1 after receiving confirmation from the NCAA Division III Management Council this morning.
“We were obviously very hopeful and optimistic. Just to hear it was a real nice moment,” said Randy Sieminski, SUNY Canton athletic director. “We are pretty happy.”
On Sunday, Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse was the host for over 60 teams for our 15th annual tournament. This tournament included over 120 local boys and girls from grades K to 6 from our home area of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. More than 1,000 other players came from North Country teams and this year we also drew teams from Montreal, Watertown and the Capital District. People want to come here to play and visit our village.
Nine local boys and girls from the Finger Lakes and Monroe County leagues, along with independent Penn Yan, will participate in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. It begins Monday at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Va.
Section V lacrosse lost a team during the season (Avon) to low numbers and injuries so the Section ended the season with thirty-five team. The session ended with just under 1, 500 Varsity boys playing. The good news is that Avon hopes to be back for the 2016 season.
Athlete of the Year: Julia Lennon, Shaker - Shaker midfielder Julia Lennon said she couldn't have asked for a better finish to her high school lacrosse career.
The Blue Bison star was at her best in her final campaign, reaching 100 goals on the season and scoring a pair of game-winning goals, including one with 50 seconds left in Shaker's 8-7 Section II Class A championship win over Guilderland.
Athlete of the Year: Mike D'Amario, Niskayuna - Mike D'Amario had a lacrosse stick in his hand by age 5. When he was a waterboy for the Niskayuna lacrosse team, he dreamed of one day playing for the decorated program.
"I remember being a little kid and looking up to the coaching staff and saying, 'I can't wait to play with these guys,'" he said.
LEGACY Global Sports is pleased to officially announce player selection for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC girls’ teams. The top players have been selected to represent their states at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Midlothian, Virginia, June 29-July 2.
LEGACY Global Sports is pleased to officially announce Middle School Academy boys’ player selection for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic for Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Long Island, and New York.
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“Old Age and Treachery Will Overcome Youth and Skill.”
So goes the slogan that runs along the banner on the Old Guy Lacrosse web page. Vintage photos of lacrosse players, dressed in makeshift, rusted equipment, adorn the site as well. Team names range from “Fathers of Troy,” “Mad Weasels,” and “Roswell Raptors.”
Rob Rabena has trained several successful atheltes in the Pennsylvania area at the Maplezone Sports Institute; the most notable of which is Kevin Crowley. Crowley worked with Rabena to get ready for the 2014 World Games and was an essential part of Canada capturing the Gold Medal. Here are some tips from Rob on how to get properly warmed up before a workout.
Rachel Lasda (West Genesee) of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Summitt, N.J.) has been selected the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. The selection was made by 3d Rising in conjunction with the ALL-USA teams.
This Sunday marks a pivotal game in the 2015 season as the Rochester Rattlers face off against the Ohio Machine at Shriver Stadium. The game has high implications as both teams are in the midst of a 5-way tie for second place in the MLL. While the game has a compelling storyline, there will be an even larger one in the stands that day. Sunday also marks a day of honoring the largest and most devoted team in the world, the men and women that make up our Nation’s Armed Forces.
Senior stars led the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team to its first state title in the 2015 season, a couple of decades after the program’s inception. With the way the program’s youngsters played this spring across all three levels, the next state title might not be too far off.
A pair of O’Brien’s Niskayuna teammates, senior John Prendergast and sophomore Lucas Quinn, earned honorable mention status to the All-USA team. Prendergast will play next spring for Duke University, while Quinn — a Syracuse University commit — will return for his junior season with Niskayuna.
Here are some updates on past Borrelli Award winners as the most outstanding senior lacrosse player in Western New York, following inaugural boys 2009 winner Jeff Tundo of Orchard Park (a 2013 All-American honorable mention at Stony Brook. Thanks much to fellow Borrelli Memorial commmittee member Bob DiCesare for the research:
A total of 65 players in middle and high school were invited to eligible to play in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, June 29-July 1 in Richmond, Va. More than 1,700 players from 31 states are expected to play with college coaches watching.
Halley Quillinan '10 (Bethlehem) was one of three honorees inducted into the Adirondack Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 23 in Troy, N.Y. She starred for the Orange from 2007-10 and is the only four-time IWLCA All-American in program history.
After realizing a McDonald's All-American game didn't exist for the sport of lacrosse, Corrigan Sports president Lee Corrigan came up with the idea for an All-American game in 2003. Two years later, in 2005, Corrigan teamed up with Under Armour, and a platform for the sport's elite to compete was born.
Two Mondays ago, he was named the Prep Talk Player of the Year at the Prep Talk Awards at the Hyatt in downtown Buffalo. This week, he was awarded the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award as the top senior lacrosse player in Western New York at the Borrelli Awards at Ilio DiPaolo’s in Blasdell.
Welcome to the Athletic Placement Process.
Above all else, APP is the new program for evaluating junior-high students who want to compete in junior varsity or varsity sports. As of this fall, it will replace the Selection/Classification Program, which existed in various forms since the 1970s.
The Monster Girls Lacrosse teams swept all three of the Youth Divisions at the 2015 Irondequoit Invitational Lacrosse Tournament this past weekend.
A great weekend for all the Monster Teams, parents and coaches. Great way to spend Father's Day as well.
John Galbraith Jr, a 10th grader at Pittsford Mendon HS has been named as a 2015 Brine National High School All-America and has been selected to represent theNew York State region at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held at the River City Sportsplex in Virginia, June 29-July 2, 2015.
Tiger Thrasher, the son of Clarke and Donna Thrasher of West Falls, NY and a current 8th grader at the Nichols School has been named as a 2015 Brine National All-Star and has been selected to represent New York State at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia, June 29-July 2, 2015.
Patrick McEwen (@LaxFilmRoom) continues his breakdown of film from the 2015 lacrosse season. This week, he takes a closer look at Notre Dame’s Matt Landis vs. Albany’s Lyle Thompson in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Landis put on one of the more impressive defensive performances of the year, matching up against the Tewaaraton winner, who had a goal and four assists.
The MLL Trade Deadline of Tuesday June 23rd at 4pm EST brough a number of roster moves through out the League. The following is a recap of the day's transactions and roster moves prior to to the trade window closing...
Still time to sign up for Dan Sheehan's Champion Choice Lacrosse Camps. Mini-camp June 29-July 2, Overnight Camp July 6-9. Each camper enjoys four days of one-on-on and group instruction and training to improve all aspects of their game. Players learn through skill drill, game simulation, and scrimmage play. Games are played each day to give players the opportunity to put their skills to work.
Mike Burke, who led Bishop Timon lacrosse to seven Monsignor Martin championships in 12 seasons, will take over as head coach of St. Francis next season.
Burke will be returning to his alma mater, where he won a Monsignor Martin title as a senior in 1997.
The second annual Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards dinner was held Monday night (June 22) at DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell, honoring the local lacrosse community that Tom Borelli covered as a sportswriter for the Buffalo News before his untimely death in November of 2008 less than two weeks after he was injured in a fall at All High Stadium while covering a football game.
The Outlaw Ladies took the field in two states last weekend and proved dominant in both arenas. At the Irondequoit Invitational 2015 our 5-6 and Modified crews played excellent ball and were competitive. The JV and Varsity crews both won their divisions and brought home some hardware.
With many of Skaneateles’ top offensive threats graduating after winning the state championship last year, Powers knew it was her turn to step in and lead the Lakers. Powers, The Citizen’s girls lacrosse player of the year, excelled despite often drawing the attention of opposing defenses, as Skaneateles made a return trip to the state semifinals.
The Syracuse Orange graduated the majority of its 2014 starting lineup, but Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) returned to lead head coach Gary Gait’s charge into 2015 as one of the most dominant attackers in the nation. For the fourth consecutive season, Syracuse made its way to NCAA championship weekend just weeks after Treanor’s sudden-victory overtime goal lifted the Orange to its first ACC Tournament championship in program history.
Attackman Kevin Rice has been named the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Monday, June 22. Rice leads a list of seven Orange men's lacrosse student-athletes who were selected to this year's All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse Team, which was released today by the conference.
Joining Rice on the 33-man team were teammates Dylan Donahue, Jordan Evans, Tom Grimm, Peter Macartney, Brandon Mullins and Ben Williams.
Matt Bennett (LaFayette) of the national champion Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team along with Makenzie Annable (Onondaga Central) of the nationally-ranked women's lacrosse team have been named the College's Athletes of the Year after outstanding contributions during the 2014-15 academic year.
Four years ago, a pair of local girls took part in the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament. The Upstate New York roster for next month’s showcase event at Towson University in Maryland will have five times that many.
Towson State in Baltimore is set to host a number of all-star lacrosse games July 3-5 and several Section III stars will participate. Previously, the Under Armour All-America teams were announced and posted here. Senior All-Americans participating are:
John Desko resisted the urge to show up his new boss. The Syracuse University lacrosse coach attended the news conference Monday morning to introduce new athletic director Mark Coyle. Coyle, 46, came to Syracuse from Boise, Idaho, where he was the athletic director at Boise State.
I had my Hannibal Faculty Association retirement party on Saturday, and I came home with all kinds of awesome gifts. Besides a sizeable VISA gift card, there were also gift certificates to Canale’s, The Press Box, the river’s end bookstore, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Barnes and Noble. Brian and Sue bought me a kayak, and Eric got me a hammock. Great gifts, every one of them!
But the gift that I found most fascinating was a Boys’ Life magazine dating back to March 1962. That’s right; I said 1962. I was two years old when it came out and, no, I don’t remember ever reading this issue before.
Paul Wehrum, who recently completed his ninth season at Union College, will be inducted into the Adirondack Chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame this Tuesday, June 23. The Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy, N.Y.
As a student of the game of lacrosse, Noah Taylor grew up wanting to follow in the footsteps of some of the top players in the history of Watertown’s program in the sport. Back when he was a youngster, Taylor watched such Cyclones players as Kenny Nims and Greg Niewieroski, who went on to garner All-American recognition.
While most of the close defense graduates, all nine of the Blue Devils who scored in double figures for points will be back for the 2016 season. That’s not a typo … all nine are back. The returning group also includes a freshman goalie, so is everyone else just playing for second place next spring?
“Jack Burgmaster, Dan Entenmann and Brian Cunningham were all key kids,” Smith said. “They refused to accept the phrase ‘rebuilding year.’ It was all about building and not rebuilding. It started back in the summer with offseason tournaments and workouts.”
The Denver Outlaws scored a 22-21 overtime victory over the Rochester Rattlers on a beautiful Saturday evening in front of 6,000 plus fans during the Grateful Dead Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 22 goals scored were the most for the Outlaws in 2015 and the total points scored by both teams was the most in an MLL game this season.
Fazio, a senior attack, honored as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the second consecutive season, has been selected as the Times All-North most valuable player in girls lacrosse for the second time in as many years.
“With her presence, she brings this team to another level,” General Brown coach Katie Clough said of Fazio, who will attend Le Moyne College to play lacrosse.
An All-Academic team member is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This player should also have left her mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
An All-Academic team member is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This player should also have left her mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
Lyle Thompson hooked up his GoPro to give us a first-person look at what's it's like to be a lacrosse superstar on Final Four weekend. In Episode 2, travel with Lyle from Philly to his first practice with the MLL's Florida Launch.
Miss [Alanna] Pyke, valedictorian, daughter of Patrick and Michelle Pyke, Hogansburg, has an academic average of 98.29. She will graduate with both an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She participated in varsity soccer, track and lacrosse all four years of high school and is captain of the lacrosse team. She is a yearly winner of Section X’s Academic All-Northern Award.
The largest network of private lacrosse instructors in the US is now completely free for both instructors and players. Players can message and book training sessions with any instructor, including over 50 MLL professionals, with no fee. Simply type in your zip code to find and compare instructors in your community. Every instructor is screened by ConnectLAX.
This year marks the seventh year of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York.
The Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund was started by a group of us at The News following the 2008 death of our colleague, a Hall of Fame lacrosse writer who loved the sport at all levels.
As the lights dimmed in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian last month, five men stood on the stage. Four of them, donning well-pressed suits and colorful ties, patiently waited for the announcement. The fifth, a tall man donning traditional Native American clothing, may have looked out of place to most. But moments later, for the second straight year, he proved that he belonged in the room more than anyone else.
The month of September is like Christmas to all potential National Lacrosse League prospects. But for Quinn Powless (Salmon River/OCC) it was the matter of who would pick him and when. Then the announcement came, Quinn Powless was now a member of the New England Black Wolves (first round, eighth overall).
A turf field the size of the Carrier Dome’s requires almost one million pounds of sand and ground up rubber to fill a field surface. Unlike the actual turf, this infill won’t wear out over time and can be removed and reused in a new turf field. Syracuse University is repurposing the infill from the Carrier Dome to install a new turf soccer and lacrosse field on campus at Skytop.
In todays segment in our series on summer leagues we go to Freeport, Long Island. I remember the first time I played in the old Freeport Summer League back in 1982. The site of an ACC team or National team helmet put the fear of God in the mind of an opposing teams without such lofty head gear.
The Akwesasne Indians are suddenly unbeatable. Well, perhaps not suddenly, for it’s been a long while since the Junior B team tasted defeat. You would have to go back to May 17th to find the Indians in the loss column, a 10-9 setback at Kahnawake. Since then, the team has rolled off 11 straight Ontario Lacrosse Association victories, many of them of the lopsided variety.
Seth Oakes (Salmon River/OCC) . . . has scored 62 points in nine games with the Akwesasne Junior B Indians.
The purpose of the study was to determine if suffering a single concussion increased the likelihood of suffering a second concussion. While the study itself was new, the data used in the report was not. Research data for the study was collected more than a decade ago, from 1999 to 2001. At the time, women’s lacrosse ranked second among all sports for concussions in that particular data set, but much has changed over the last 14 years.
Ohio Northern University picked up a second player from Section Five as Churchville-Chili senior attackman Lucas Blaszyk will join Newark defenseman Evan Corteville at the new NCAA Division III program.
Hoover joins the Pioneer athletic department from Franciscan University (Steubenville, OH) where he was an assistant coach for both the Barons men's soccer and lacrosse teams. He has spent the last three seasons coaching the defense, creating scouting reports on opponents, and assisting with lacrosse recruitment and the past two seasons assisting with player and team development, practice planning, and soccer recruitment.
Given lacrosse's meteoric rise in participation, its marquee event — NCAA championship weekend — should not recede in popularity. But that's exactly what's happening, and all suggestions to reverse the trend revolve around maintaining the relative status quo regarding the structure of the tournament itself.
What if that wasn't the case?
"This unfortunate decision was based on budgetary reasons,” McKeown said though a release. “In order to maintain the overall fiscal integrity of the entire athletic department, the decision was made to suspend play effective immediately.”
Boys interested in playing on the Central Region lacrosse teams that will play in the 2015 Empire State Cup can try out June 29 and 30 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Central Region director Kirk Ventiquattro, the head coach at Carthage, said the sessions will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each day.
Five student-athletes – Rylee Arnold, Molly Driscoll, Abby Lagoner, Olivia MacDonald and Kathryn Yoder – have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at St. Bonaventure University and play for the Bonnies women's lacrosse team, head coach Ryan Lynn announced.
"We are bringing in five very strong, very competitive young women who will have an immediate impact on our program," Lynn said. "All five are multi-sport athletes who know what it is like to compete on a high level. I believe each one of these young women will be great ambassadors of our program both on and off the field. We are excited with the additions and welcome them to the Bona family."
[Cole] Carpenter was a Times All-North first-team player in football and second-team all-state as a senior. He also received league first-team honors as a junior, and was a Frontier League all-star in lacrosse this past season. He’s also a league scholar athlete. Carpenter will attend SUNY Binghamton where he plans to play lacrosse.
“Heart, hustle and family” is a motto Lancaster girls lacrosse coach Julie Buccieri has used with her players for close to a decade. Her teams have bought into the motto, as they have won the past four Section VI Class A titles and 10 of the last 11 crowns.
The black headband that U.S. defender Ali Krieger has been wearing at the Women's World Cup isn't a fashion statement. Unequal Technologies, based in Glen Mills, Delaware County, developed the headband to reduce the risk of suffering concussions.
Buffalo Bandits standout Mark Steenhuis suffered a partial tear of two knee ligaments during a recent summer league game. He will not be able to play lacrosse for the next six months at least, even though doctors have not decided yet if surgery will be necessary.
Former Syracuse University assistant coach Katie Rowan, the most decorated player in the program's history and a member of the 2009 and 2013 USA World Cup gold medalist teams, has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Wagner College, Director of Athletics Walt Hameline announced.
An assistant coach at her alma mater for the past three seasons under head coach and Hall of Fame player Gary Gait, Rowan worked extensively with the Orange offense where she helped tutor First-Team All-American attackers Alyssa Murray, Kayla Treanor and Halle Majorana.
The Elmira College women's lacrosse team finished the 2015 season with a 2-14 overall record and a 1-7 mark inside the Empire 8 Conference. The Purple and Gold achieved numerous personal milestones this season as multiple women found their names scattered throughout EC's record books at the conclusion of the season. Additionally, three Soaring Eagles were recognized for their success on the field with Empire 8 All-Conference Honors.
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“We will make pomp and circumstance – it will be insane,”Steinfeld said. "There will be cameras, and 'sick uniforms' and swag bags full of new products that no one has seen yet."
The event will conclude with all players being acknowledged at halftime of the Denver Outlaws versus Boston Cannons MLL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, which annually draws 30,000 fans.
The Patriot League and CBS Sports Network announced Monday a multi-year television deal in which the Network will air Patriot League men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse as well as a variety of other sports, extending their 13-year relationship.
His guidance counselor, Melissa Gillian, nominated him for The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal, awarded to successful secondary students who have "distinguished themselves in mathematics and science," according to the Rensselaer's website.
The Onondaga Community College Department of Athletics will be hosting several athletic camps during the summer months for children of all ages. Each camp will provide young athletes with an opportunity to learn their respective sport from Onondaga's experienced coaching staff in a fun-filled instructional environment held within the College's state-of-the-art facilities.
Summer is just around the corner, and what a wonderful time to learn the fastest game on two feet- Girls Lacrosse! The Webster Girls Lacrosse Youth Camp is designed for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The camp will take place on Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Thomas turf. Both new and experienced players are encouraged to attend.
I grew up part of a generation where parents didn’t go to every one of their kid’s games. My Dad probably saw me coach more games than I played in, but then, I coached for many more years than I ever played. High school games had 4:00 or 4:30 starts, and my Dad worked at the Bulova Watch Company in Queens till 5:00 every day, and didn’t get home till 6 o’clock. Mom taught elementary school, so if either of my parents was going to be at a game, it was Mom.
Following the long-awaited roster announcement in Goldfarb Gymnasium at Johns Hopkins, U.S. women's assistant Jess Wilk reminded the 36 players selected to 2015-16 U.S. Women's National Team from the 100-player tryout pool about that movie and its key message – the sum is greater than its parts. As they sat in the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame for their team meeting, the girls knew exactly what she was talking about.
The 2015-16 U.S. Women’s National Team will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is a wrap. Houston was an excellent host, welcoming the first pro lacrosse game in city history with open arms. After three days of clinics, camps, charity appearances and an offensive shootout of an all-star game, we can look back and call this a win for the sport. The announced attendance was 10,084.
In addition, Hayes-Hurley has been selected as the 2015 Div. III Woman of the Year nominee for women's lacrosse as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda. She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious Div. III Woman Athlete of the Year honor. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 39th year.
In front of an attendance of 10,084, the League's top talent was on full display. MLL Ultimate Fans, Hayden MacArthur and Ethan Sorkin assembled a squad of their favorite players and both chose to name the teams after their hometown high school mascots, Cowboys and Gladiators. The MLL Gladiator’s triumphed over the MLL Cowboys, 27-15.
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For two young MLL fans, Friday night was a chance to be a team captain to the best pro lacrosse players in the world — and a bit of a throwback to the past.
Both 12-year-old Ethan Sorkin of Alpharetta, Ga., and 13-year-old Hayden MacArthur of Coppell, Texas, won the chance to pick their own MLL All-Star rosters. They were chosen to be honorary captains after winning the Ultimate Fan Fantasy essay contest.
Every year, a new wave of talent rolls into the U.S. women's national team tryouts. Among the player pool are six rising college sophomores who held their own against and with the veterans, plus 19 rising juniors and 19 rising seniors. Twenty-five players are fresh off their senior seasons.
Empire State Cup is pleased to announce Colgate University, located in Hamilton, N.Y., will host the 2015 Empire State Cup tournament July 29-Aug. 2. New for 2015, the tournament has gone to a format by graduation year with additional divisions and a new sport. (Lacrosse is July 29-31)
Jordan Wolf, Jordan MacIntosh, Jeremy Boltus (Balswinsville), Mike Manley (Penn Yan), Joel White (Cortland) and John Galloway (West Genesee) are all listed as All Star selections. The name most familiar to fans in Western, NY however will be Rattlers Head Coach and Fairport native Tim Soudan. Soudan was named as a coach in the All Star game for making it to the 2014 MLL Championship game. Soudan and the Rattlers lost that game to BJ O’Hara’s Denver Outlaws by one goal.
Nine either current or former members of the Orange will represent Syracuse this weekend at the U.S. women's lacrosse national team tryouts. The pool of 108 players will try out June 12-14 at Johns Hopkins University.
The installation of the new FieldTurf surface at the Carrier Dome, a project that began two weeks ago, is now complete. The new FieldTurf Classic HD provides the Orange an elite-level artificial surface, replacing the 10-year old FieldTurf that was removed at the beginning of the project.
A quartet of Frontier League lacrosse players have garnered All-American recognition. Watertown’s Noah Taylor and General Brown’s Cole Johnson have received U.S. Lacrosse All-American honors in the boys category, while General Brown’s Bryanna Fazio was selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for girls for the second consecutive year. South Jefferson’s Benner Geurtsen was named to the boys All-American Academic team.
“Whenever I meet someone new, I never tell them I’m a lacrosse player first,” Wall said. “It’s unfortunate it has to be that way, but it is.”
Wall is more likely to tell an acquaintance he’s a theatre technician or an artist. He wants to avoid being slapped with the “lax bro” stereotype: the neon-pinnie wearing, cheap-beer drinking meathead image many still attach to the game.
Statistics 101: The six-year varsity player and three-time team MVP scored a team-leading 80 goals this year to give her the Lancaster career record of 247. Also an Academic All-American the last two seasons.
Statistics 101: Sundown leaves the high-scoring Tigers program as the second-most prolific scorer in state history with 641 points (behind 2013 Silver Creek graduate Zed Williams) and the state's all-time leader in assists (308) after a senior season in which he set the state's single-season record for points with 202.
Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) continues to epitomize what it means to be a student-athlete at Syracuse University.
The star attackman became the second player in the history of the Orange men's lacrosse program to earn first-team national Academic All-America honors when he was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team on Thursday, June 11.
This Friday, 108 players – the best of the best in the women's game – will converge on Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins, adjacent to the home of US Lacrosse, to try out for the 2015-16 U.S. Women's National Team.
Tyler Phillips, will be attending the State University of New York Canton Campus next fall where he expects to play lacrosse for Head Coach Pat Harrington. At Canton, Tyler expects to study business's management. He has been a Varsity Lacrosse (and Hockey) player for the last two years at Churchville-Chili.
The MLL is sending thirty-eight of it's most elite players to the 2015 MLL All-Star Game. The overall roster consists of eight attackmen, ten defensemen, four goalkeepers, twelve midfielders, and four face-off position midfielders.
Maverik Lacrosse, a leading lacrosse equipment
manufacturer, signed two new premier athletes to its elite roster of professional players.
Both graduates of the University of North Carolina where they were co-captains, Joey
Sankey and Jimmy Bitter will exclusively use MAVERIK equipment beginning with the 2015
season in Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the organization will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the third annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which runs from Aug. 28 to 30. Each team will hold two tryout sessions from July 6 to 8.
The All Star list is out recognizing the Finger Lakes players for the 2015 season. Junior defenseman, Dylan Joy from Gananda was selected as Finger Lakes "Player of the Year". The "Attackman of the Year" was Joe Fisher from Gananda.
Jamie Trimboli, Midfield, Victor, Jr. – Syracuse
Trimboli, who earned All-America honors as a junior this season, finished the season as Victor’s leading scorer with 82 points on 59 goals and 23 assists. This fast and balanced midfielder has a natural talent for dodging and protecting the stick by squaring his shoulders up away from his defender and going to the cage at full speed.
Midfielder of the Year - Emma Hayes-Hurley - SUNY Cortland
Emma Hayes-Hurley culminated her Cortland career by earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Div. III "final four." She was also named the SUNYAC Player of the Year. Hayes-Hurley finished the season with 90 points on 72 goals and 18 assists giving her 200 career points on 164 goals and 36 assists. She led Division III with 180 draw controls and finished her career as Cortland's all-time leader in draws.
The games for area graduating seniors honor former LaFayette football and lacrosse coach Gordon Ohstrom, who died of cancer in 1977. Proceeds from this year's games went to Carthage lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro's Team 24 cancer effort.
It was a banner year for the Victor (N.Y.) boys' lacrosse program.
Across three levels (modified, junior varsity and varsity), the Blue Devils were nearly perfect. Both the varsity and JV squads went undefeated. The two modified teams were unbeaten with one tie – a 7-7 overtime decision when the squads faced off.
The Gaffer Elite 2019 Team won three straight games on Saturday at the Ithaca Launchpad Tournament.
The team beat two Northern Teams to set up a showdown with the Corning Skyhawk travel team. The Gaffer Elite travel team trailed early 2-0 early in the first half, but bounced back to tie the game by halftime. Two goals in the second half and an outstanding effort at the defensive end led the Championship victory.
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
The 2015 RIT men's lacrosse team finished the season with an impressive 21-1 overall record. The Tigers won their fourth straight Liberty League regular season and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the sixth straight season and 17th time in program history. (Click to enlarge)
Erica Evans of the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team added another accolade for her 2015 campaign when Inside Lacrosse Magazine listed her among the best rookies in the country this season. The most decorated freshman in the program’s history, Evans was named to the ILWomen All-Rookie Team on Wednesday.
The long view says things are still looking good for lacrosse. More than 770,000 people played the sport in 2014, according to the US Lacrosse Participation Report — up more than 200 percent since 2001. But where is that growth happening?
Junior Christine Wright (Watertown IHC) of the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team earned another high academic honor on Tuesday when she was chosen to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large team. Wright, who owned a 4.00 grade-point average in Electrical Engineering, earned At-Large Second-Team honors, one of 45 student-athletes chosen to any of the three teams. She was one of only five women's lacrosse players to gain the honor . . .
"Our women's lacrosse program has been one of our most successful teams over the past two seasons, and Adam has been an integral part of that success along with fellow coaches Dave Bradman and Pat Martin," Sieminski said. "They have assembled an outstanding group of student-athletes who have excelled both on the field and in the classroom. This past spring they became the first SUNY Canton team in school history to play in back-to-back ECAC playoff tournaments."
With the once-explosive growth of the game slowing down (though still positive) and attendance sagging at the NCAA tournament for yet another year, we take a look at the future of the game in our June issue of Lacrosse Magazine. If growing the game is an issue to be addressed, how should we address it? Here are five things that will keep the needle moving in a positive direction.
Justin Buonomo, Rochester native and student at Stevenson University, was one of three men's lacrosse players to be named to the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Scholar All-American Team.
Former Syracuse goalie Parker Ferrigan (Baldwinsville) is transferring to Delaware, a source close to Ferrigan has told IL. A former Under Armour All-American and IL's No. 39 recruit in 2013, Ferrigan redshirted the 2014 season and did not record a stat in 2015 among a crowded group of Orange goalies.
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week: Joe Walters (Irondequoit) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks
Warrior Defensive Player of the Week: John Galloway (West Genesee) of the Rochester Rattlers
Cascade Rookie of the Week: Kevin Rice (Skaneateles), Attack for the Rochester Rattlers (4 points vs. Boston (2 goals, 2 assist)
I don’t know that it was always called the Lax by the Lake Tournament, but the annual youth lacrosse tournament in Oswego, directed by Anthony Richmond, celebrated its 21st birthday this past weekend. By my count, some 36 teams competed in five different age groups, with each team playing at least four games over Saturday and Sunday. Games were played on four full-sized fields and two smaller fields for the younger divisions, all centrally located at Oswego High School.
Students took advantage of the summer-like weather Sunday to play some lacrosse and helped raise money for a local cause. The 8th Annual Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Lacrosse Tournament was held at Total Sports Experience. (Video 1:06)
The next time the West Genesee boys lacrosse team has a home game on its turf in Camillus the Wildcats will play on 'Mike Messere Field.'
The school board has voted to name the field for Messere, who just completed his 40th season as the varsity boys coach. Messere's teams have won more than 800 games since he took over in 1976.
CORRECTION: Section 3 Girls lacrosse exceptional senior game Tuesday night; Boys Tuesday at West Genesee
The story link we had here was from last year, though the 2015 Exceptional Senior Games are today according to the Section III website. The Boys will be at West Genesee, with the North/South at 6PM, and the East/West scheduled for 7:30.
The three Section III boys lacrosse champions all finish at No. 2 in the final state rankings, released today by the New York State Sportswriters Association. West Genesee (Class A), Jamesville-DeWitt (B) and Cazenovia (C) were awarded spots behind state champions Niskayuna, Victor and Cold Spring Harbor.
University of Florida lacrosse team captain Nora Barry (Marcellus) is among a distinguished group of female athletes up for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, announced by the NCAA today. The Woman of the Year award, which is in its 25th year, honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
The talented sophomore midfielder was selected to the Eastern Conference Athletic Conference Division III Mid-Atlantic Women's All-Star Second Team. In addition, she was named Skidmore team Most Valuable Player.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that forward and reigning National Lacrosse League MVP Cody Jamieson had successful surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The surgery was performed on May 27th by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ilya Voloshin. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6223#sthash.uVztvI3C.dpuf
Attackman Joe Walters (Irondequoit) showed what a difference-maker he can be on offense by scoring four goals and dishing off four assists as the Chesapeake Bayhawks built a big lead then held on to defeat the Denver Outlaws, 15-12, in front of 5,446 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
[Erica] Geremia (West Genesee), who was named the IWLCA Attacker of the Year at the Division III level last year, is the second Dolphin to receive a positional player of the year honor from the IWLCA in the last four seasons (Brittany Brigandi '12, Midfielder of the Year in 2012). Geremia, who became the third Dolphin in the last four years to be named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year at the end of the regular season, was selected to the IWLCA All-America First Team for the third straight year (two DIII, one DII) in mid-May. Named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year earlier this week, she has also been named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference First Team, IWLCA North Region First Team and the ECAC All-Star First Team in recent weeks.
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Mike Vorgang will not tolerate a player throwing his helmet. Saturday, though, was an exception. There is a first time for everything.
“That’s the best, watching the smiles on their faces,” said Niskayuna’s longtime lacrosse coach, who clapped when the helmets flew on the turf Saturday afternoon at Vestal High School. “A lot of other years ended with tears in their eyes, and not the right kind of tears.”
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Honeoye Falls-Lima's Caitlin Muir, left, knocks the ball away from Mt. Sinai's Emily Vengilio during the NYSPHSAA Girls Lacrosse Championships Class C final played at SUNY Cortland on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Honeoye Falls-Lima's season ended with an 8-5 loss to Mt. Sinai-XI.
From the time she was a little girl, Korissa Gozdziak loved dabbling in arts and crafts. The Lancaster eighth-grader has moved on from her days of molding Play-Doh into sculptures and creating steppingstones. These days, she creates colored pencil drawings. And last week, Korissa became famous in Lancaster circles as the designer of the school district’s new student-approved mascot – the Lancaster Legends.
If the Rochester Rattlers were hoping to prove to themselves and many others that there OT defeat to the Boston Cannons on May 17th was nothing more than a few minor mistakes gone bad, they certainly made up for it on Sunday afternoon at their home field, Shriver Stadium.
Niskayuna rode a five-goal performance by midfielder Aiden O'Brien and the hot goal-keeping of senior Nick Testa to defeat West Genesee, 13-10, today for the Class A boys state lacrosse championship.
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The Cazenovia Lakers came just short in their bid for another Class C boys lacrosse state title.
The Lakers, down 9-8 in the waning seconds of the game, fired shot after shot at Cold Spring Harbor goalie Will Doyle, but the senior came up big between the pipes and the Section VIII champion Seahawks had their second title in 10 years -- their last in 2006 over Christian Brothers Academy.
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Honeoye Falls-Lima needed to do something special Saturday morning to upset nationally ranked Mount Sinai to win the first lacrosse state championship in school history and first by a Section V girls team in 10 years. Instead, history repeated itself.
The Rochester Rattlers (4-3) enter the 8th game of the 2015 season in need of a big win over the visiting Boston Cannons (4-3) . Both teams are in a three way tie for third place in the MLL standings (along with Denver), and looking to pull away from the pack.
Saturday morning they have a third chance at glory. HF-L's 14-10 victory Friday morning over Section I's Bronxville put them in Saturday's 9:30 a.m. championship against Mount Sinai, which beat Skaneateles, 13-7, in the other semifinal at SUNY Cortland.
The Mustangs made the defending champion Skaneateles Lakers play from behind all morning. It was a hill too high, as Section XI champion Mt. Sinai went on to a 13-7 victory and a spot in Saturday's state Class C final against Honeoye Falls-Lima of Section V.
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If you don't have the ball you can't score, and that was key in Friday's Class B girls lacrosse semifinals at SUNY Cortland. Somers gained and held possession more than Victor and that helped pin a 14-8 loss on the Blue Devils at SUNY Cortland.
West Islip used a four-goal spurt midway through the second half overcome a one-goal West Genesee lead and went on to a 10-5 victory in a Class A state girls lacrosse semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.
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Had the start been different, the Pittsford girls lacrosse team knows the end would have. But the Panthers never could dig themselves completely out of a 5-1 hole against Suffern and for the second straight year they lost a tight game in the Class A semifinals, 8-6, on Friday afternoon at SUNY Cortland.
As a person who works regularly with programs and teams in underserved areas, I am often humbled by the number of volunteer coaches and parents that spend countless hours going above-and-beyond for their players. That doesn’t include the obvious day-to-day duties like running practices or e-mailing parents. That is to be expected.
I’m talking about coaches that navigate a wheelchair up and down the field so that their player feels like just another member of the team, or the director who takes kids to college campuses on weekends so that they get some exposure to higher education. Unfortunately, there are no medals or honors for coaches like these.
Senior Megan Kane (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville), of the Utica College women's lacrosse team, was named to the 2015 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III North All-Star Team Friday. The North-South games will take place at Cabrini College, in Radnor, PA on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Face-off is set for 2:00 p.m.
Jennifer Vandermeulen of Liverpool was a member of the 2008 All-CNY girls lacrosse team and holds school record in goals (271). Liverpool's Tyler Kamide went on to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy where he played lacrosse for the Cadets.
The hair will still grow. At least for another year. Frontier girls lacrosse coach Tim Myslinski has been growing his blonde hair, save for a trim here and there, since a loss in the 2012 Section VI Class A championship to Lancaster. He’s vowed not to cut it until the Lady Falcons win their first sectional title since 2011, which began a string of five consecutive finals between Frontier and the team standing in the way of Myslinski and his barber, Lancaster.
During December's IMLCA Convention, Inside Lacrosse played host to many of the coaches' in attendance at our nearby office. Having the opportunity to discuss a number of issues facing the game, we talked with several about the trends of early recruiting and the growing instances of "poaching" committed players.
Coaches included: Chris Bates (Princeton), Brian Brecht (Rutgers), Nick Myers (Ohio State), J.B. Clarke (Limestone), Kevin Cassese (Lehigh), Andy Shay (Yale), Dom Starsia (Virginia), Mike Murphy (Penn), Scott Marr (Albany), Dave Pietramala (Johns Hopkins), Charley Toomey (Loyola), Jeff Tambroni (Penn State), Chris Wojcik (Harvard), Matt Kerwick (Cornell), Brian Voelker (Drexel), Kevin Corrigan (Notre Dame), John Paul (Michigan), Bill Tierney (Denver), and Shawn Nadelen (Towson).
The Class C Semifinals have been set as Skaneateles plays Mount Sinai today at 9:30AM. The winner advances to play either Bronxville (1) or Honeoye-Falls Lima (5) in the Class C Championship game on Saturday at 9:30AM. Skaneateles is coming off a 20-5 victory over Salmon in the Central Regional Final. Mount Sinai is coming off a 10-9 OT win over Cold Springs Harbor in the Class C Long Island Championship.
A quick look at Lacrosse Magazine's 2015 Division III women's All-American team suggests that, as thrilling as this season was, 2016 shapes up to be just as good or better.
The list of All-Americans represents many of the nation's top teams, including national champs Cortland State, which leads the group with three players selected. It also suggests it was the year of the underclassmen. Of the 13 players selected, two were freshmen, two sophomores and five juniors.
The Lancaster School District took on a new identity Wednesday – becoming the Lancaster Legends. Gone is the controversial Redskins moniker that was beloved by many for nearly 70 years but was retired by the School Board in March out of ethnic and racial concerns.
A visible 90-second possession clock could be coming to NCAA women's lacrosse competition in the near future. During their June 1-3 meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended adding a possession clock in the sport by the 2017 season in Division I, and by 2018 in Divisions II and III.
When hell freezes over. When pigs fly. When the NY State high school lacrosse championships are played in New York’s Southern Tier. All three statements were synonymous in my mind, until recently overhearing that the mama bear of all lacrosse states would play its Class A, B, and C championships June 6 in my micro-nook of the lacrosse universe: Vestal, N.Y.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, has announced today those players who have been drafted via the 2015 Undrafted College Player Pool. The player pool was recently closed as of June 3rd, at 12:00 P.M. (ET). An internal MLL draft process was conducted on June 4th, at 12:00 P.M. (ET). Draft order was determined according to current MLL standings. The following players were selected:
It did not matter that Victor came up against its toughest Class B opponent of this magical boys lacrosse season Wednesday night at St. John Fisher College.
Even Jamesville-Dewitt, a perennial Section III powerhouse and a participant in four of the last five Class B state championship games, could not alter the script that has played out time and time again for the Blue Devils.
Victor maintained their perfect season, the only one in the State at this point, with one game to go. . . the NYS Championship in Vestal on Saturday. A rematch of last year`s match up, the Blue Devils played a close but deliberate game and with T.D. Ierlan grabbing 86 percent of the face offs, and Ryan Maloney added a lead leading 3g-2a, Victor won game number twenty-one. The other two games went to West Genesee who overcame a long Pittsford lead to defeat the Panthers 8-7 and Penn Yan who lost to a superior Cazenovia, 9-5.
The Watertown Lady Cyclones lacrosse team is one of a handful of north country high school teams still alive in state play. The Lady Cyclones have checked off two of their postseason goals, Section 3 champs and regional champs. Next up: a state title. The team has its chance this weekend at SUNY Cortland as it squares off against Eastport-South Manor in a Class B semifinal game Friday afternoon.
Morgan Girardi recalls watching the Watertown girls lacrosse team play during its run to the state final four in 2010, back when she was playing at the modified level.
“I came to a few of their games with Taylor Hughes and Taylor Nims playing,” Morgan Girardi said. “Taylor Nims was our baby sitter and we always came and supported her because she lived right down the street from us. She’s one of the people who got us involved in lacrosse. It was a great way to get started by seeing the game being played at such a high level.”
"Put together four full quarters, four great quarters," O'Brien said. "I don't think we did that all year."
On Wednesday in its Class A state semifinal against Section VIII champ Syosset, Niskayuna used a tremendous fourth-quarter effort and advanced to the program's first state final since 2009, 14-11 over the Braves at Middletown High School.
We gave you pre-season and mid-season All-Americans, so it's time to close the loop with Lacrosse Magazine's year-end list. This team is limited to 13 players overall: three attackmen, three midfielders, three defenseman and one faceoff specialist, long-stick midfielder, short-stick defensive midfielder and goalie.
Matt Palumb has witnessed the angry outbursts. He's noted the gestures, the twisted faces, the incessant, sometimes profane patter. Those same explosions saturate the sports spectrum. Palumb can cite evidence from his 11-year-old son's games to the elite levels of college lacrosse.
"That's where I'd love to give the mom or dad the whistle. Give it a try!" Palumb said. "You're not going to believe how easy this is! Here! Try it!"
The Rochester Knighthawks spent Wednesday morning at several Tim Hortons locations to support their annual Camp Day fundraiser. The mascot, R. Thunder, was a huge hit as he worked the drive-through window greeting fans and filling orders.
Longo was talking zone defense after his Lakers limited the Mustangs to five goals. "I go back to what coach Boeheim talks about. The deal is, not many teams do it," Longo said on the field at St. John Fisher College. "And nobody does it well. So the fact that we do it, and we do it really, really well - it's tough to go against."
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The West Genesee defense woke up. Trailing Pittsford 5-2 at the end of the first quarter, the Wildcats held the Panthers to two goals the rest of the way to win, 8-7, and advance to Saturday's Class A state boys lacrosse final.
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PLAYERS WHO IMPRESSED AT TRYOUTS: Kyla Sears (Attack/2017Skaneateles/Skaneateles, NY; committed to Princeton): One of the most complete players to come out of Upstate NY in a very long time; Asa Goldstock (Goalie/2016/New Hampton School/Pine Bush, NY; committed to Syracuse): Active goalie who made some amazing interceptions by coming out and even played strong crease defense on an unmarked attacker trying to roll the crease. Emily Hawryschuck (Mid-Field/2016/Churchville/ Chili Spencerport, NY; committed to Syracuse): On top of being an amazing lacrosse player, she is an extremely dynamic athlete throughout the entire field.
The Skaneateles girls lacrosse team has an array of postseason memories.
There’s the thrill of winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C title on a goal in the final seconds against Cold Spring Harbor last year, along with the disappointment of losing to Mount Sinai in the state finals the year before. The Lakers have earned 10 Section III titles in the last 14 years, advanced to the state finals seven times and emerged with three state championships.
US Lacrosse is now accepting applications for the 2015 Michael Breschi Scholarships, awarded to two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college and are the son or daughter of a coach. The parent or guardian can be either a male or female coach in high school or college, and should be a full-time employee of an educational institution.
"Changes are coming," Virginia coach and NCAA committee chair Julie Myers said. "There's been pressure over the last 15 years to make some pretty significant changes. We will do the ones that make sense and take them in smaller steps before completely reinventing what is already a great game."
In each of the past three seasons, the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team has seen its season end in the state semifinals. On Wednesday at Middletown High School, the Silver Warriors hope to put an end to that skid.
It's Section III vs. Section XI this Friday in the girls lacrosse state semifinals at SUNY Cortland. West Genesee, Watertown and Skaneateles advanced to face Long Island's West Islip, Eastport Manor and Mount Sinai in games that will send the winners to Saturday's finals.
Attacker of the Year – Kayla Treanor, Syracuse
Although she had a mid-year slump, Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) is the heart and soul of Syracuse women's lacrosse. Against North Carolina in the ACC championship, she was the one who scored the game winner for the Orange with under two minutes to play in the second overtime period.
Jordan Wolf continues to rack up the goals, points and awards each week, in what has turned out to be a stellar 2015 campaign so far for the 2nd year attackman. His 6 goals last weekend against the Chesapeake Bayhawks in a 15-11 victory marked the second time this season he is awarded the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week (he won it week 1 also).
Never let anyone convince you the New York State Tournament is an easy one to figure out - Manhasset and Wantagh were both knocked out, and fell from the Top 5 in this week's Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Girls' National Top 25, with Skaneateles (#3) the lone Empire State school in that top tier, rising from No. 9 last week.
This video covers majority of the plays leading up to some incredible goals. The skill set and depth this 2015 OCC team has is unlike any team that I have been a part of and was awesome to witness. Out of the 448 goals that were scored this year, this video only covers about 60 ... hopefully what is covered in this video gives you an idea of the joy I got from watching this team this year. (10:18)
The five All-Star selections are tied for the second-most in the country, while the Dolphins had four members selected to the All-Star First Team as well as one on the second team. Midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool), attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge), defenseman Gerald O'Brien (Seton Catholic) and goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) were selected to the first team. Defenseman Eric Chadderdon (Hamburg/Ohio State) was voted to the second team.
Some choices were easy, Le Moyne's Erica Geremia is one of the nation's best players at any level, but most were more difficult with the talent base in Division II quickly expanding outside the traditional powers.
The Girls of Summer Classic will be hosting its sixth annual lacrosse festival this weekend at Tully High School. The youth teams will play on Saturday, June 6th and the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams take the fields on Sunday, June 7th. GOS is one of the largest girls tournaments in Upstate and this year over 1,500 players will compete representing more than 100 of the top High School and Club teams from across New York State and Canada.
As Hobart and William Smith Colleges alumni and alumnae return to campus for Reunion this weekend, the HWS Athletic Departments will hold a tag sale of Heron and Statesmen athletic gear on June 5 and 6.
As time forges on and our sport becomes more popular, it's the NCAA women’s lacrosse Rules Committee's task to confer on a variety of proposed legislation and ultimately make decisions on behalf of the three divisions they represent. Whether it be adopting new rules or fully eliminating others, the continued growth of the game while maintaining safety is of utmost importance.
Syracuse juniors Kayla Treanor and Halle Majorana have been voted to the 2015 ECAC Division I Women's Lacrosse All-Star Team. Representatives from ECAC Division I member institutions completed the voting.
No, I haven’t lost my mind. Hear me out.
One of the silly video board distractions at this year’s Championship Weekend at Lincoln Financial Field featured members of the participating men’s teams taking a side on the “Tilt vs. Flow” debate. Player after player, and sometimes even a coach or two, would take a stand on this hot button issue that has the lacrosse world all in a tizz.
There was a little shuffling of the deck, but not enough to dislodge No. 1 ranked Skaneateles. The Lakers hang onto their No. 1 ranking in this week's syracuse.com's girls high school lacrosse rankings.
Five Section Five players have been selected to join the tryout pool for the US National 19 and Under team that will compete in the FIL World Championships in British Columbia this July. The pool, consisting of 108 of some of the best high school players in the country will include, from Section Five:
The coaches who participate in the USILA (men's) and IWLCA (women's) polls are not omniscient, but they were close to spot-on with their preseason polls for 2015. In five of the six men's and women's divisions -- WD3 being the exception -- the preseason #1 team won the championship, and in MD2 and all three women's divisions, the runner-up was the preseason #2. The other runners-up and semifinalists were ranked in the preseason top 10 with the exception of Gettysburg in MD3.
Mostly it's an attempt to quell the watering down of what it means to be All-America. With 223 teams in Division III, I have no problem with multiple teams to recognize all of the great players that the largest NCAA subset has to offer. But 142 players? And four attackmen, middies and defensemen on each team? That's going to draw a flag.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced the event roster for the 2015 MLL All-Star Game to be held on June 13th at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. The final two teams will be chosen the night prior, on June 12th, in a draft decided by this year's "MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy" contest winners. The 2015 MLL All-Star Game marks the first time Major League Lacrosse will be taking the field in Houston. The game will be televised exclusively live on CBS Sports Network at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Goalie: John Galloway (WG/Syracuse/Rochester Rattlers)
Defense: Mitch Belisle (Cornell/Boston Cannons), Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt/Ohio Machine), Joe Fletcher (West Genesee/NY Lizards), Michael Manley (Penn Yan/Rochester Rattlers), Joel White (Cortland/Syracuse/Rochester Rattlers)
Midfield: Matt Abbott (Nottingham/Syracuse/Chesapeake Bayhawks), Peter Baum (Colgate/Ohio Machine), JoJo Marasco (Syracuse/NY Lizards), Max Seibald (Cornell/Boston Cannons), Jordan Macintosh (RIT/Rochester Rattlers)
Attack: Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville/Army/Rochester Rattlers), Rob Pannell (Cornell/NY Lizards), Casey Powell (Carhtage/Syracuse/Florida Launch)
The playing field at the new US Lacrosse national headquarters in Sparks, Md., will be officially known as William G. Tierney Field.
The field will serve as the training center for the U.S. National Teams Program, be utilized for coaches and officials training, and host exhibition games for colleges, high schools and youth teams. It will be named in honor of the legendary lacrosse coach who led the University of Denver to the NCAA Division I championship on May 25 in Philadelphia. The national title was the seventh in Tierney’s storied coaching career, after he previously won six titles as the head coach at Princeton University.
A native of upstate New York, [Jake] Plunket (Homer) earned his bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 2006. He was a four-year player for the Orange, helping the team to two Division I national titles and serving as team captain in 2005.
Hamilton College defenseman Dylan Lahey '15 (Barnstable, Mass./Barnstable HS) has been selected for the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men's Lacrosse All-Star Team.
Each section swept its respective quarterfinals over the weekend - with West Genesee, Jamesville-DeWitt and Cazenovia advancing from this area and Rochester-area teams Pittsford, Victor and Penn Yan moving on from Section V.
For Colgate senior defender Jenna Frost, her collegiate career will last just a little bit longer. The Swartmore, Pa., product will suit up with some of the top seniors in the nation this weekend when she takes part in the annual IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game Saturday at Cabrini College. Start time for the contest is slated for 11:30 a.m.
The 2015 Men's Lacrosse faced one of toughest schedules in the country, with four opponents advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The Thoroughbreds concluded their campaign with a 5-10 overall record and 1-6 mark in the Liberty League. Senior captain and defenseman Sam Christiansen received numerous post-season accolades for his impressive season and career. Sam was named All-Liberty League First-team, USILA Scholar All-American, and a member of the prestigious USILA North/South Game.
The 8th Annual Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Lacrosse Tournament is set for Sunday, June 7th at Total Sports Experience. The Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Fund / Rochester Kids provides scholarships to kids graduating from the City of Rochester, support for city lacrosse and funding for bereavement support for parents whose children who have died. The Tournament is both a celebration of Jeff’s love for the game and a fundraiser for Rochester Kids.
And then there was one: Class B Victor is the state's last remaining unbeaten team in boys lacrosse . . . "I'd be real surprised if they lost the rest of the year," Hamburg coach Jerry Severino told the Democrat and Chronicle. "I've seen a lot of lacrosse; I've never seen a team as good as this, and we've played J-D a couple times."
The game line up for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships is announced for this September 18-27th by the Federation of International Lacrosse.
Thirteen teams representing the countries of the Czech Republic, Israel, Serbia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia, Finland, USA, Canada, England & the Haudenosaunee Iroquois Nationals will vie for the coveted trophy of World Lacrosse Champion during the week long international tournament
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The All Star list is out recognizing the GRALL players for the 2015 season. Senior defenseman, Isaac Swartzman from McQuaid Jesuit was selected as GRALL "Player of the Year". The GRALL coaches gave the Sportsmanship award to Livonia.
Don Bosco is seeking a new lacrosse coach after finishing 4-12 this spring. The school did not renew Mike Springer's contract, despite the former Ridgewood and Syracuse standout compiling a 148-84 record in 12 years with the Ironmen.
"We're ready to get back at it," Cortland's first-year coach said during her opening statement after the Red Dragons defeated Trinity to win their first NCAA title. "Enjoy this moment but we've got some work to get done in the off season and prepare to hopefully be back here next year."
6. Syracuse: Maybe a little high for the Orange considering all the fifth-year seniors and other key contributors they lose, including quarterback Kevin Rice and Randy Staats. But there is no shortage of talent on the returning roster. The offense could run through Dylan Donahue. Jordan Evans could shift to attack and don't forget about Ben Williams on faceoffs and Brandon Mullins on defense. Syracuse may have had the best backup goalie in the country last year in Warren Hill. The Iroquois Nationals starter at the 2014 FIL World Championship will be in line to start in Syracuse as a senior.
At some point after the National Lacrosse League season comes to an end, the Board of Governors will meet to discuss a variety of issues. I have three suggestions - some more important than others, and one that will only take two seconds - after watching the current season:
After sitting through more than two hours of delays Saturday night before seeing their state quarterfinal game postponed until today, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team left no doubt as to the best team was.
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There were several delays for lightning, but in the end all three Section Five teams won their games and will now advance to the NYS semi final round, which will take place at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday. Pittsford had the closest game of day, beating Orchard Park 16-12. Penn Yan won their game with previously undefeated Akron in running time, finishing up 20-8 and Victor won their game against Hamburg 20-9. Photos and scoring.
The Far West Regionals featured some thunder, lightning, rain and sunshine. Those words describe the weather and the lacrosse play at St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium. Penn Yan brought the thunder, Orchard Park provided the sunny moments, and lightning forced Hamburg to play the waiting game before it got zapped by a superior foe.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team finished the 2015 season with the second-most wins in program history. During the season, nine players made their mark in the single-season and career records, by finishing in the top-10 (top-5 for goalies). Junior goalkeeper Erin McNulty set three single-season records—games played for goalies, wins, and ground balls for goalies—while Allie Rodgers set the single-season record for caused turnovers.
Maryland seems to set the standard in girls’ youth club lacrosse having a spring season made up of high level club teams and a tournament at the end to determine the State Club Championship. The Maryland Redshirt 2022 won the club title this year and was one of the teams that the Monsters defeated to get to the Championship game.
Niskayuna could literally see its lacrosse season winding down Saturday at the University at Albany. After Section I heavyweight Somers opened up a 10-goal lead in the first half, by rule, the big scoreboard clock at John Fallon Field never stopped.
Captaincy carries with it no shortage of responsibilities and expectations. For the U.S. U19 women's team, add the role of flag-bearer to the list. But not just any U.S. flag; try one that's traveled more than 21,000 miles, survived 16 years and been a part of four Federation of International Lacrosse championships.