May 2015
Sunday May 31, 2015 12:15AM HEADLINES
from the Auburn Citizen
The Skaneateles girls lacrosse team is returning to the Final Four at SUNY Cortland for a third-straight season. Skaneateles, who won the Section III championship on Tuesday, surged past Section X's Salmon River, 20-5, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C quarterfinals at SUNY Canton on Saturday.

from Syracuse.com
Thunder and lightning storms in the area postponed tonight's boys state Class B lacrosse quarterfinal game between Jamesville-DeWitt and Vestal until 1 p.m. Sunday.

from Syracuse.com
There would be no repeat of Wednesday's nail-biting overtime win in the sectional championship game against Westhill. Cazenovia came out focused and determined today against Section X champion Salmon River, and the result was an easier-than-expected romp over the Shamrocks and the Lakers' third straight trip to the state Class C semifinals.

from USA Today
There was a moment early in the third quarter Saturday afternoon when the dark skies that hovered over St. John Fisher College were going to come crumbling down on the Pittsford boys lacrosse team.

Having lost goalie Kevin Maguire and faceoff man Zac Cooley to injuries in the second quarter, the Panthers watched Orchard Park score three goals in a row to cut its five-goal halftime deficit to two and the visitors from Section VI were beginning to smell an upset.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Olivia Miles generated five goals and four assists as the Watertown girls lacrosse team routed Massena, 18-2, in state Class B quarterfinal Saturday at SUNY Canton.

from Syracuse.com
From his sentry position in the West Genesee goal, Nick O'Neill can smell the finish line. It's a powerful scent the Wildcats earned in the most destructive of ways on Saturday. They demolished Corning Painted Post 17-3 in a Class A boys lacrosse state regional. | Box Score

from the Times Union
The Guilderland girls' lacrosse team's dominant performance at the center draw helped spark them to the Class A sectional title on Thursday, but in Saturday's regional final between the Dutchmen and Suffern, it was the Mounties who controlled the draws.

from USA Today
Once again, Section VI brought a dazzling, high-scoring Class C team into the Far West Regional of the state boys’ lacrosse tournament, and once again, it was no match for Penn Yan.

from The Daily Gazette
Somers scored six straight goals to begin its Class B girls' lacrosse regional championship game with Niskayuna Saturday and soared to an 18-4 victory at the University at Albany's John Fallon Field.

from the Times Union
Somers outscored Niskayuna 11-1 in the first half and advanced to the state semifinals with an 18-4 rout at the University at Albany's John Fallon Field.

from Lohud.com
The starters were idling on the Yorktown sideline most of the second half, making noise each time anxious teammates subbed in and came up a contribution.

from the Times Union
The tryout, which includes a pool of 108 players, will be held June 29-July 1 at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. Fifty players will be selected to return for a second tryout held Aug. 7-9 at Johns Hopkins.

from the Times Union
Aidan O’Brien (Sr., Midfield, Niskayuna), John Prendergast (Sr., Midfield, Niskayuna), Dylan Pantalone (Jr., Faceoff/midfield Niskayuna), Stephen Rehfuss (Sr., Attack, Shaker) and Dan Comber (Sr., Goalie, Bethlehem) were named All-Americans.

from the Rochester Rattlers
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Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00AM UPDATE
from The Daily Gazette
Mike Vorgang is talking about practice. That’s because no more are guaranteed to the coach’s Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team. The only way the Silver Warriors get any more practices this season is with a win today at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, where Niskayuna will take on Mamaroneck in the Class A regional finals.

from WWNYTV.com
Morgan and her coach talked with Mel Busler this week. Click on the picture to watch Mel's report, and find out why even though Morgan is graduating, the Girardi name will be a force in Watertown lacrosse going forward.

from Lacrosse Magazine
After scoring 80 points as a junior at Syracuse, somehow [Kevin] Rice slipped to the fourth round in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft. Despite topping last year by scoring 84 points for the Orange this year, Rice was a piece in the Miles Thompson trade that sent Thompson from Rochester to Florida. Now the versatile offensive weapon Rice is will play alongside the dynamic Jordan Wolf, the inside scoring presence of Jeremy Boltus and the downhill midfield dodgers Dave Lawson, Justin Turri and John Ranagan.

from LB3 Lacrosse
LB3 Lacrosse is proud to announce the signing of Kevin Rice as an LB3 Sponsored Athlete, as well as a camps and clinic instructor. Rice will also continue to help in the development of the LB3 curriculum focusing on attack play. This fall LB3 will launch the Kevin Rice "Attack School" with a laser focus on the attack position and the way it should be played.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the 108-player tryout pool for the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team, with tryouts to be held from June 29-July 1 at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.

(Seven. Seven Upstate players among those chose out of 108. Five from Section 5.)

from Your Clifton Park
Just less than a year ago, members of the Shenendehowa boys’ lacrosse program were sitting together during a break in an offseason workout. That’s when the squad saw a figure approaching from a distance, leaving the Plainsmen athletes and coaches to try to figure out his identity through the day’s shadows and heat.

“And, it was Peter Russo,” remembered Plainsmen coach Jason Gifford. “He just came in and said, ‘I want to play lacrosse again.’

from The Sun News
The hot start created promise for an upset, while the equally strong finish kept a chance at one very much alive. But the middle is what ultimately prevented the fifth-seeded Eden girls lacrosse team from defeating No. 4-seeded East Aurora May 19 on the road in the Section VI Class C quarterfinals.

from WKBW.com
Akron Head Coach Bryan Bellis was named the US Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

from Inside Lacrosse
Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the North and South rosters for the the 10th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 3 at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Friday May 29, 2015 9:45AM UPDATE

from SUNY Albany
In the year where the Onondaga Nation is recognized, one of its own, Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), made history on Thursday night, being named the recipient of the 2015 Tewaaraton Trophy for the top player in men’s lacrosse.

He is the first ever male lacrosse player to earn a part of Tewaaraton Trophy in two consecutive seasons, sharing the award with brother Miles Thompson (LaFayette) in 2014. That season, the Thompsons made history as the first Native Americans to be honored with the Tewaaraton Trophy. Lyle Thompson is one of two players to earn a piece of the Tewaaraton twice, with Syracuse’s Mike Powell (Carthage) getting the award in 2002 and 2004.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
And boy, are we thankful that his stick brought him into the national lacrosse consciousness and beyond. There are throngs of kids who one day will talk about how Lyle Thompson inspired them to play the game. There are enough memories of backhands, one-hands, underhands, behind-the-backs and more, etched into the minds of those who love this game, and dream of the potential that it has. Thankfully, we have television broadcasts of all sorts, sports shows and mainstream news, YouTube highlights, that helped document it all.

from the Buffalo News
Lancaster and Hamburg earned returns to the playoff round that will make or break their girls lacrosse seasons, while Amherst took back what it lost a year ago Thursday at All High Stadium during the Section VI championships.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
There were moments when Pittsford's spirits could have sagged, and the Panthers would have watched a sectional trophy go away right along with the team's hopes. But there is no sagging in girls lacrosse, at least not while carrying the confidence that the Panthers have.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
While Victor is considered one of the top 25 high school girls lacrosse teams in the country by one publication, it was no sure thing the Blue Devils would be No. 1 in Section V.

from the Finger Lakes Times
The Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse team built a six-goal halftime lead in its Section V Class C championship game against Penn Yan Wednesday at Eastridge High School.

from the Salamanca Press
At age 19, Zach Miller says he feels like he’s on top of the world. Can you blame him? Miller helped lead Denver to its first NCAA national championship in men’s lacrosse Monday, and spoke by phone with The Salamanca Press after a celebration at the Pioneers’ Peter Barton Stadium Tuesday.

from Your Niskayuna
Niskayuna isn’t what you’d call a fast-starting lacrosse team, but the Silver Warriors sure know how to finish. “After the first half, we figure out what the other team is trying to do,” said Niskayuna senior center/midfielder Bri Sacks. “In the second half, we kind of put the pieces together.”

from the Watertown Daily Times
Olivia Miles scored three goals and tallied three assists to lift the Watertown girls lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over Vestal in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B regional semifinals Thursday night at Maine-Endwell Central School.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Four-peat sounds good right about now if you are the Hamburg Bulldogs. But, the win didn’t come without a lot of hard work as the Bulldogs outlasted a very tough Williamsville East Flames team, 14-9, to win the Section VI Class B title – in a game that was played at All-High Stadium.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
A setting, like the one at All-High, sometimes can bring out the best in a player. They have something come over them as the moment to shine is on them.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Heading in to the 2015 season, Amherst coach Andrew Karpinko knew he had a good team, he just didn’t know how good. Graduating a ton of talent off of last year’s team that went to the Section VI Class C finals, Karpinko knew this team would just have to jell to have any kind of chance of competing.

from Inside Lacrosse
Matt Vinc has been named the National Lacrosse League's goalie of the year in four of the past five seasons. It's often been close, but in the end Vinc has won the award so frequently because he is the most consistently solid goaltender from winter to winter. This year, he is once again IL Indoor's NLL Goalie of the Year thanks to, yet again, his consistent production.

from the Atlanta Business Chroncle
The Minnesota Swarm has Georgia on its mind. Stan L. Hall, executive director of the Gwinnett Sports Commission, confirmed to Atlanta Business Chronicle late Thursday the team is moving to Georgia.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from the Tewaaraton Foundation
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson and University of Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings as the winners of the 15th annual Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse players in the United States.

A finalist for the third consecutive year, Albany’s Lyle Thompson is the first men’s repeat winner in the history of the Tewaaraton Award. The senior attackman from Onondaga Nation, N.Y., who last year shared the Tewaaraton with brother Miles in 2014, led Albany’s top-ranked offense to the America East regular season and Tournament titles, earning his third consecutive conference Player of the Year award and Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament. Thompson led NCAA Division I with 6.37 points per game, 121 points and 69 assists.

from Syracuse.com
West Genesee girls lacrosse weren’t finished after a thrilling last-second win over Christian Brothers Academy in the Class A sectional final on Tuesday. | Box Score

from The Elmira Star-Gazette
An inspired finish was not enough to overcome a deflating start for the Corning girls lacrosse team Thursday afternoon at Maine-Endwell High School.

from The Daily Gazette
Cara Quimby led a first-half barrage, and Guilderland raced to its sixth Section II Class A girls' lacrosse championship with a 17-7 win over Shenendehowa Thursday at the University at Albany.

from News10.com
There’s a new champion in town after the Class C girls lacrosse final on Thursday. Mother Nature toyed with the final on Wednesday. A few lightning delays prolonged the game, and it was ultimately suspended. Albany Academy and Scotia picked back up on Thursday.

from PressConnects.com
The postgame celebration was brief Wednesday, for the Vestal boys lacrosse team knows things are about to get considerably tougher in a few days.

from Syracuse.com
Skaneateles girls lacrosse continued its destruction over Class C on Thursday in a sub-regional state playoff game. | Box Score

from PressConnects.com
A week after breaking through for its first Section 4 title, the Chenango Forks girls lacrosse season came to a rather decisive end.

from The Daily Gazette
Niskayuna scored four straight goals to begin the second half and beat Queensbury 11-8 for the Section II Class B girls’ lacrosse championship Thursday at the University at Albany.

from the Rochester Rattlers
It’s that time of year again when MLL teams look to bolster their current roster with the recent collegiate draft picks now that the NCAA lacrosse season has come to a close. One such important addition will finally come for the Rochester Rattlers in the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and Tewaaraton Award finalist Attackman Kevin Rice (SU).
Thursday May 28, 2015 4:15PM UPDATE
from SportsFive.net
This is the fifth year for the Section Five All-Section Team. It is an effort by the Lacrosse Committee and the coaches of Section Five to identify some of the top players among the over 1,100 varsity players in the section this year. Nominations for the lists came from Head coaches, administrators and SportsFive personnel. This year 18 players were selected for the first team and 19 for the second team. Our seven All Americans and three Academic All Americans automatically make the first team. All players on this list must first be named to their first team All-League teams or be from Independent teams.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics". The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2015 Honda Cup. The nominees were chosen by a panel of coaches representing the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The nominees also include Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty from Maryland and Shannon Gilroy from Florida.

from US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter
The Upstate New York Chapter of US Lacrosse is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2015. This will be the seventeenth induction class for Upstate New York. All completed nomination forms must be received by July 1, 2015. Please click read more for the application.

from LaxPower
The IWLCA has honored 132 senior student-athletes with selection to one of the 2015 North-South rosters. The North-South games will take place at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Game times are Division I - 11:30 am, Division II - 12:45 pm and Division III - 2:00 pm.

from the Albany Times Union
Section II Finals Class A: 2-Guilderland vs. 1-Shen, 4 p.m.

Class B: 2-Queensbury vs. 1-Niskayuna, 6 p.m.

Class C: Scotia 8, Albany Academy for Girls 6, Final

10:00AM UPDATE
from Lacrosse Magazine
Denver attackman Wesley Berg put together a string of Tewaaraton-type moments through the NCAA tournament — with 15 goals, most notably the overtime winner in the semifinals against Notre Dame and five in the title game win over Maryland — but will that be enough to knock Lyle Thompson from his perch as the Tewaaraton Award favorite?

from Syracuse.com
If losing to the same team in overtime - three times in one season - doesn't qualify as cruel and unusual punishment, then Westhill boys lacrosse might wonder what does.

The Warriors saw a six-goal lead melt away over the final three quarters, then watched as Cazenovia's Cole Willard slammed home the game-winning tally 56 seconds into overtime to give the Lakers yet another Class C sectional title - and yet another overtime win over Westhill. | Box Score

from the Albany Times Union
Mike Vorgang has coached the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team long enough to know what he expects from his Silver Warriors once they advance out of Section II competition. The veteran mentor, for the most part, was pleased with how his team methodically did what was necessary to continue its season.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
If there's one thing more certain in life than the check engine light coming on in your car just before it's time to get it inspected it's this: If you can't gain possession of the ball in field lacrosse, it's pretty tough to win. That was a monumental problem for Webster Thomas Wednesday night at St. John Fisher College as Victor's T.D. Ierlan was a human vacuum cleaner on faceoffs, and the Blue Devils capitalized early and often on all those extra possessions.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
HF-L led top-seeded Penn Yan by seven goals with 11:08 to play. It is lacrosse, so goals and a comeback can come quickly, but the way the Cougars moved on the field earlier, an effective rally seemed unlikely. Penn Yan won a face-off, then scored. The Mustangs did it again. And again.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
"We knew we had to finish this," Whipple said after his top-seeded team did just that, defeating No. 2 Penfield 11-6 for Pittsford's first title since 2011. "We were able to finish it tonight."

Last year, the Panthers self-destructed in the championship game against Fairport. After dominating most of the night, they blew a four-goal lead in the final seven minutes and suffered a heartbreaking 7-6 loss.

from SportsFive.net
The end of the Section Five season crowned the three champions that will move on to the quarter finals of the New York State Tournaments. Penn Yan took a 7-0 halftime lead on the way to a 12-2 win over Aquinas as they earned their 20th Section Five title.

from the Albany Times Union
The rain the area needed so badly finally came on Wednesday, but the inclement weather washed out most of the high school playoff schedule. (Section 2 irls Class A & B rescheduled to today.)

from WICZ.com
The Vestal Golden Bears girls lacrosse team has won four straight Section IV Titles. The success has been limited to that after early exits in the first round of the state playoffs each of the last three years. This year, the Bears are guided by their three senior captains who now know how hard it is to make a run at a state title and are pushing the young team to go the extra mile.

from the Eagle News
. . . the third time, and the third victory, was the biggest and sweetest of all, as Cole Willard's goal in the first minute of OT completed the Lakers' comeback from a six-goal deficit to win, 9-8, in Wednesday night's Section III Class C final at the Carrier Dome.

from the Buffalo News
Now comes the moment of truth: regionals against perhaps longtime power Penn Yan . . . Penn Yan ended Akron’s dream of a state title last year in without-a-doubt fashion. It’s something the Tigers haven’t forgotten. “Everything we’ve done this year is (to prepare) for Penn Yan,” said Loran-Pragle. “I definitely think we’re ready.”

from Lacrosse Magazine
Last year, there were four Tewaaraton finalists in the championship game between Maryland and Syracuse – Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor – but the two leading ladies from each team, Cummings and Treanor, were the clear frontrunners to win the award. Then, for the first time in the history of the Tewaaraton Trophy, Cummings, with four points and eight draw controls against the Orange, was the youngest woman to earn the highest honor in lacrosse as only a sophomore.

from St. Lawrence University Athletics
Seniors to be Abigail Owens, Chloe Knapp (Glens Falls), Faith Seeley (Marcellus) and Caroline Bailey will captain the 2016 St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team, head coach Ashley Pike announced. Owens, Knapp and Bailey play attack while Seeley is a defender for the Saints.

from John Hussey
This video only touches the surface of the amazing skills this team has and how their perfect 2015 season ended. Every single player is amazing along with their amazing coaching staff. I do plan on putting more highlight videos together ... I just need to sort through it all.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
After Saturday’s East Division Finals, Rochester Knighthawks fans hopped on social media this weekend to thank the team, the coaches, and Owner and General Manager Curt Styres for another long playoff run. “Thank you Curt and the entire team! You've given us something to be very proud of,” wrote Paul Cusker on Facebook. “We know you'll be back in the hunt next year!”

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse.com
Jamesville-DeWitt won its seventh straight Class B boys lacrosse sectional title today in the Carrier Dome, but the No. 3 state-ranked Red Rams didn't waltz to the title. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Blood mixed with eye black mixed with sweat. The mirepoix covered the left side of Alex Tripodi's face. The West Genesee High School senior defenseman was fitted with a bandage just above his eye that covered stitches to close a wound from a collision of helmets that still wanted to leak. | Box Score

from USA Today
Penn Yan boys’ lacrosse coach Brian Hobart probably doesn’t remember the exact date —it was June 4, 2010 — but he certainly won’t ever forget what happened that day. On that afternoon at St. John Fisher College, the Mustangs saw their run of 13 straight Section V Class C championships come to an end at the hands of Aquinas Institute.

from The Daily Gazette
The Section II Class A girls’ lacrosse championship game scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Thursday, coordinator Liz Parry confirmed. Storms moving through the area caused a lengthy delay in the Class C championship between Albany Academy and Scotia-Glenville . . .

from Army West Point Athletics
Head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) and the Army West Point lacrosse family paid tribute to its Class of 2015 and distributed 10 team awards at the program's year-end banquet recently at West Point's Kimsey Athletic Center.

from NLL.com
The Knighthawks never used it as an excuse but not having Cody Jamieson in their lineup had to be a factor in their elimination at the hands of the Toronto Rock. The 2012, 2013 and 2014 NLL champs did not get enough offensive production from the left side of their attack on Saturday because of the absence of Jamieson, who tore an Achilles tendon early in Game 1 the previous weekend. He'll undergo surgery Wednesday.

from Inside Lacrosse
The creation of the Final Four format in the mid-1980s may well have saved the sport. It certainly gave it a prominent and consistent place in the sporting calendar. But it is time to ask whether we need to change the format by which Division I men’s championships are determined. Or more precisely, it is this: Has our sport outgrown the Final Four? (And apologies to the NCAA, which would prefer we call it Championship Weekend. I went with Final Four for brevity and clarity.) Based on numerous discussions with coaches, administrators and fans this past weekend in Philadelphia, these are some of the questions we need to consider.
Wednesday May 27, 2015 9:15AM UPDATE
from LocalSYR.com
The section III lacrosse titles were handed out on Tuesday night in all three classes inside the Carrier Dome.

from WIVB.com
Section VI crowned a sectional champion in all three classes Tuesday night in boys lacrosse, with Akron, Orchard Park, and Hamburg earning victories.

from the Watertown Daily Times
After the final horn sounded on Tuesday night, Watertown’s girls lacrosse team stormed toward their net in unison. The Cyclones collectively pounced on sophomore goalie Lauren Girardi in a group celebration.

from the Watertown Daily Times
The Salmon River Central girls lacrosse team successfully completed a turnaround season on Tuesday, pulling away to a 23-12 win over Heuvelton in the Section 10 Class C championship game at Massena High School.

from the Albany Times Union
On Saturday the Cadets earned their second consecutive Section II Class B title, and on Wednesday, they'll try to earn the program's first state playoff win when they battle Section IX champion Highland in a regional semifinal at 8 p.m. at Middletown High School.

from The Saratogian
Every Shenendehowa High School athletic program has won a Section II championship except one — girls lacrosse. That might not be the case by the end of Wednesday night, however, with the No. 1 girls lacrosse team taking on No. 2 Guilderland in its first Class A final appearance since 2006.

from the Buffalo News
The Section VI boys lacrosse championship tripleheader is today, and News Sports Reporter Miguel Rodriguez is there.

from The Niagara Gazette
For the fourth year in a row, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse season ended the same way Tuesday — with a loss to Hamburg in the Section VI Class B final. The 8-7 victory marks Hamburg's eighth Class B title in the last nine years.

from The Observer-Review
The Penn Yan boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams will play for Section V championships, Wednesday, May 27.

from The Amherst Bee
For the first time ever, Williamsville East’s girls lacrosse team will be playing for a Section VI title. The third-seeded Lady Flames (12-4) downed crosstown rival Williamsville South, seeded seventh, 13-8, at home Thursday in a Section VI Class B semifinal. East plays Hamburg for the Class B title at 8 p.m. Thursday at All-High Stadium.

from Lacrosse Magazine
When way back in January Lacrosse Magazine released its preseason rankings, Denver was No. 1 and Notre Dame came right behind at No. 2. That's exactly where they end the year, as the Pioneers validated the prognositcation by claiming the program's first national championship and the Irish took Denver to the wire in the semifinals.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Cortland briefly ascended to the top of LM’s rankings earlier this season without even playing a game. The Red Dragons dropped out of the Top 5 two weeks later. It was that kind of year in Division III.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The final four teams finish out the season as our top four seeds – No. 1 Maryland, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Syracuse and No. 4 Duke – while the rest of the Top 20 spots were up for grabs.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse.com
Skaneateles attacker/midfielder Kyla Sears sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's Class C sectional girls lacrosse title game in the Carrier Dome. The sophomore then proceeded to become one of the big stars in the Lakers' 16-5 domination of General Brown. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
The Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team’s best chance to get on the board came in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s Section III Class B final against Watertown. The state-ranked Cyclones turned the ball over their first two possessions and the Red Rams responded with point-blank scoring opportunities on the counter-attack. But goalie Lauren Girardi made two huge saves and kept J-D out of the net for the first 13 minutes. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
In the frantic final seconds of an electrifying, anxious game between the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in the state, Nicky Delaney drifted undetected on the right side of the goal. Fear and excitement collided. The West Genesee High School lacrosse player waited for destiny. | Box Score

from PostStar.com
There are a lot of similarities, but also a lot of differences between the Queensbury and Niskayuna girls lacrosse teams.

Which team is better at executing the similarities and exposing the differences will come out on top in the Class B final of the Section II Girls Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the University at Albany.

from the Buffalo News
Frontier girls lacrosse coach Tim Myslinski hasn’t cut his hair in three years and won’t until the Falcons win a Class A title.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse juniors Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) and Halle Majorana tied for fifth in the nation in scoring this season according to the final statistics released by the NCAA on Tuesday, May 26. In addition, senior Kailah Kempney (Carthage) ranked third in draw controls, while Kelsey Richardson (Jordan-Elbridge) was third in saves.

from Syracuse Athletics
After having selected FieldTurf for the new Ensley Athletic Center and for the new track & field facility, for which the installation is scheduled to finish in July, FieldTurf has once again been chosen by the Syracuse University athletics program as the new surface for the Carrier Dome. The innovative FieldTurf Classic HD turf system, featuring FieldTurf's patented 3-layer infill, will be installed to provide an elite-level artificial turf surface. Installation will begin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, has announced today that the 2015 Undrafted College Player Pool has now been opened as of Tuesday, May 26th, at 10 A.M. (ET) and will remain open until June 3rd, at 12:00 P.M. (ET).
Tuesday May 26, 2015 1:50PM UPDATE
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Before everything else, I need to acknowledge the reason why so many Americans were on the highways this past weekend, why so many families were beach-bound, and why so many had (at least) a three-day weekend. Yesterday was Memorial Day, the day Americans remember and pay tribute to those who have died serving their country.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse sported one of the best offenses in Division I history in 2015, finishing with a DI record 325 goals and leading all of DI with 17.11 goals per game.

It is the third year in a row that UAlbany has led DI in scoring offense, with 2015 being the widest margin of the trio of seasons. The Great Danes averaged 17.11 goals per game this season, over two more than second-place Syracuse (14.88), and had a scoring margin of +7.11, each DI highs.

from Lax Sports Network
In honor of this Memorial day, Jenny Fucillo chats with Captain Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) in this edition of the Lax Sports Network Player Profile. Thank you to Jeremy and to all that serve and have served this great country!

8:45AM UPDATE
from the Buffalo News
Zach Miller, who developed his love for lacrosse in Western New York’s Native American community, is now an NCAA champion . . . Miller had a goal and two assists in the game and made the all-tournament team. Also, he extended his point streak to 37 games, one of the longest in the nation. A sophomore midfielder, Miller finished the season with 26 goals and 35 assists.

from Syracuse.com
And then there were six. That's all that remains standing of the field in the Section III girls lacrosse tournament. Those teams will be on the field Tuesday playing for sectional titles at the Carrier Dome. Based on the lead-up, there could be new sectional champions in all three classes. Thought for now, the usual power brokers are in place to move onto the state tournament.

from Syracuse.com
The best three teams remain fixed atop the CNY weekly media poll of high school boys lacrosse team. And all three will be in action playing for Section III championships on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Lacrosse Magazine
As teammates cut down one of the nets on Lincoln Financial Field, Sean Cannizzaro wandered nearby the crease, head in the sky and thoughts about winning a national championship with his younger brother, Connor, on the tip of his tongue.

"This is something me and Connor have been dreaming about since we were five years old, out in the backyard playing together every day," the Pioneers senior attackman said. "But we weren't talking about Denver, I can tell you that."

from Lacrosse Magazine
So was it really a final four curse haunting the Cortland women's lacrosse team or was it actually Trinity the whole time?

It doesn't matter anymore. Cortland exorcised every ghost on Sunday afternoon with a 17-6 victory over Trinity in the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse final at PPL Park.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse juniors Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna)and Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) were named to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament team for their performances against Maryland in the national semifinals.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Canadians are winning. They won 10 months ago in Denver, and they won again Monday in Philadelphia.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
There is still time to register for the Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps. The first camp will take place at McQuaid Jesuit High School from Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd.

from SportsFive.net
The games have now been decided and in all but one case, the seedings have predicted the finals. All that is left is to play the final games in the Section Five season. The winners will move on the the New York State Tournament, most of which will be here at the same St. John Fisher College Stadium.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Beginning in 2015-16, women’s lacrosse will become the 10th member of the Patriot League, which currently supports American, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy’s women’s lacrosse programs. This announcement elevated West Point from the competitive club level, from which it has competed since 1979, to varsity status.
Monday May 25, 2015 12:15AM HEADLINES
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team built and 8-2 lead at the half and continued to stretch its lead throughout the game as it earned a 17-6 win versus top-ranked Trinity College Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the 2015 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The Red Dragons won their 19th straight game, tied the school record of 22 wins and completed a 22-1 season in capturing their first-ever NCAA Div. III title. | Box Score

from Le Moyne Athletics
Championship Most Outstanding Player Mike Messenger recorded four of his five points in the fourth quarter to lead top-ranked Limestone College to its second consecutive NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse National Championship with a 9-6 come-from-behind victory over third-ranked Le Moyne College on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) was college lacrosse's highest-profile transfer a year ago after earning ACC freshman of the year honors at Maryland. Now at Denver, the sophomore attackman's path to an NCAA championship goes through his old team.

from the Baltimore Sun
At a red-carpet affair Thursday night here prior to the Saturday’s semifinals of the NCAA Division I tournament, Denver’s Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) had a chance to meet some of his former teammates on Maryland and came to an agreement.

“I’ve kept in touch with a couple of them throughout the year, but going into this week, I think right before the banquet, we said we were not friends anymore this week,” Cannizzaro recalled Sunday morning. “So I think that really settled it. It’s just all business.”

from Monroe CC athletics
The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse program will hold an alumni game at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19 on DiMarco Field. The game will be followed by a ring ceremony at 7 p.m. honoring members of the 2014 NJCAA championship-winning team. The Tribunes recently won the 2015 title in early May.
Sunday May 24, 2015 11:00AM UPDATE
from Lacrosse Magazine
Stevenson was that Division III first-timer back in 2013, rallying past RIT in a wild final. Le Moyne was able to fend off Mercyhurst, 11-10, to take home its fourth title. The Le Moyne-Limestone game this Sunday is guaranteed to give us a multi-ringed champion, but Lynchburg will have to upset defending title owner Tufts to give us another debutante winner in D-III.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Through all the years as one of the top programs in Section 3, there is one distinction Carthage hasn’t experienced in boys lacrosse — playing in the Carrier Dome for a sectional championship. The Comets earned that opportunity Saturday in resounding fashion. (with photos)

from MPNnow.com
After his Victor Blue Devils defeated Canandaigua at Fairport High School on Saturday to win the Section V Class B semifinals matchup 12-9, coach Jim Andre offered an observation.

“It was a classic Victor-Canandaigua battle,” he said. "It's always a great game when two old Finger Lakes rivals go at it.”

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks’ season came to an end tonight, as the Toronto Rock won Game Two and the 10-minute tie-breaker game in the East Division Finals. Rochester, who captured Game One, finished one game shy of advancing to its fourth straight Champion’s Cup Finals. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6149#sthash.Ayf4AnxY.dpuf

from Lacrosse Magazine
Canada figures to be one of the United States biggest challengers for the gold medal at this summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship in Scotland, but on Saturday evening, an undermanned Canadian squad was no match for the Americans before a packed house at Frank Banko Field on the campus of Lehigh University.

Prior to the exhibition game, nearly 1,300 athletes competing on 64 regional all-star teams from around the country battled in seven divisions of the National Tournament, which has evolved into one of the premier college recruiting events of the year. More than 175 colleges are represented at this year’s tournament. | Box Score

from US Lacrosse
Once the standard is published, rules-writing bodies will be able to consider what changes may be needed to the rules that govern girls’ and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse writes the rules for youth girls, high school girls, non-varsity collegiate women and post-collegiate women. The NCAA writes the rules for women’s varsity collegiate play.

from 3d Rising Lacrosse
“It’s just been a lot of fun to be around,” said Haverford head coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville), a Washington College alum who hails from the Syracuse area. “A lot of these guys have been together for four years — Drew (Supinski), Dox (Aitken), Grant (Ament) — that whole senior class. Again, that’s why we never lost our cool because those guys are just so confident. I think the key is trust, trusting each other.”

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse.com
Le Moyne will meet Limestone in Sunday's NCAA Division II men's lacrosse title game at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m., with a live stream of the game on NCAA.com. A breakdown of the matchup:

from Le Moyne Dolphins
TICKET INFORMATION Tickets for Sunday's Division II / III National Championship games are available at the Philadelphia Eagles Ticket Office and through Ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY DII / DIII SESSION PASS GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
SUNDAY DII / DIII SESSION CLUB SEATING: $40

TAILGATING WITH THE 'PHINS
Dolphin fans looking to tailgate on Sunday are enouraged to park in LOT K. Fans attending the tailgating area will receive a FREE RALLY TOWEL to cheer on the 'Phins.

from Syracuse.com
Le Moyne will meet Limestone in Sunday's NCAA Division II men's lacrosse title game at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m., with a live stream of the game on NCAA.com. A breakdown of the matchup:

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team erased an early 4-0 deficit and rallied for a 19-12 win versus sixth-ranked Middlebury College Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Semifinals at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The Red Dragons improved to 21-1 on the season and advanced to their first-ever championship game tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. where they will face the winner of Trinity versus Franklin & Marshall. The Panthers' season ended at 16-4 in head coach Missy Foote's final game on the sidelines.

Rich Barnes Photos

from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool) and senior goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) have been named the best players at their position by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, as announced by the association on Wednesday on InsideLacrosse.com.

from Syracuse.com
Le Moyne College senior goalie Alex Krawec knows exactly what a championship college lacrosse team looks like. Normally, that would be a good thing. Right now, it's part of his challenge.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College sophomore attackman Cade Kelleher (Seton Catholic) is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2015 NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship. Kelleher, a Biology major, currently carries a 3.482 grade point average.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland senior attacker Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville-Manlius) has earned the Elite 89 award for the 2015 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse season. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals sites for each of the NCAA's 89 championships across three divisions.

from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Corning East graduate Mallory Frysinger will try to help the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team win its second NCAA Division I championship in three years.

from Syracuse.com
West Genesee boys lacrosse hit the road and showed no regard for Cicero-North Syracuse’s home-field advantage in Saturday’s sectional Class A semifinal. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
An unexpected turnover in the final 15 seconds gave Christian Brothers Academy one more wisp of air. The Brothers moved the ball down field, but never got off a quality shot. And with that, Westhill advances to its first-ever Section III Class A boys lacrosse championship game. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
More of Saturday's action.

from the Albany Times Union
Albany Academy lacrosse goalie Brody Carter sat out the 2014 season with an injury and watched the Cadets capture the Section II Class B title from the sidelines. On Saturday, Carter got his chance to play in his first sectional championship game when No. 1 Albany Academy battled No. 2 Burnt Hills at the University at Albany's John Fallon Field.

from The Saratogian
There was a bit of déjà vu in Saturday’s Section II Class C boys lacrosse final between Greenwich and Glens Falls, a rematch of the 2014 title game. Unlike last spring’s championship, when the Witches (17-2) held an early four-goal lead en route to a 16-14 victory over the Indians, it was Glens Falls (15-4) that had the early lead.

from Team 24 Shootout
We wanted to inform you of The 4th Annual Team 24 Shootout to be hosted at Carthage Central High School on June 5-7, 2015 to help Hall of Fame Head Carthage Lacrosse Coach and Team 24 raise Prostate Cancer Awareness. Team 24 is now in it's 4th year, our goal for this event is to put us over the $25K raised mark!

from SportsFive.net
Top seeds take four semifinals Saturday.

from Syracuse.com
Former Westhill High School lacrosse star John Zimmerman of Hamilton College was named the most valuable player at the North-South Division III All-Star game on Friday.

from The New York Times
The disconnect is troubling enough that the N.C.A.A. has revamped its ticket pricing for this year’s event and begun to offer bargains on hotel packages. It has held off deciding where to stage the Final Four after 2016 and will consider bypassing N.F.L. stadiums in favor of smaller sites. There has been discussion about holding the annual event in one location, the way Omaha hosts the College Baseball World Series.

from TheStar.com
The Rock won the game 11-8 and tied the East Division final 1-1. Rochester won the opener 10-9 last week. As a result, a 10-minute tiebreaker took place to determine a victor, and the fans were on their feet as the Rock dominated 8-2 to advance to the NLL championship game next week.
Saturday May 23, 2015 8:50AM UPDATE
from Syracuse Athletics

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach Gary Gait and players Halle Majorana, Kelsey Richardson and Kayla Treanor after the Orange's 10-8 loss vs. Maryland in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany senior attackman Lyle Thompson has earned the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award for Most Outstanding Player, given by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

It is the second year-running that Thompson has been chosen for the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award. In total, Thompson has won four USILA major awards, including earning the Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award for Most Outstanding Attackman in 2013 and 2014.

from Syracuse Athletics
Orange attackman Kevin Rice was named to the Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team on Friday, May 22. Rice was one of 10 senior lacrosse players from around the country to be chosen as finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, and the All-America teams were selected based on the voting results of the finalists.

Cornell midfielder Connor Buczek was selected as the award winner by a nationwide panel of coaches, media, and fans.

from Syracuse Athletics
The postseason honors continued to roll in for senior Kevin Rice on Friday, May 22. A day after being named a first-team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), Rice won the organization's Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the nation's top attackman.

from SportsFive.net
Pittsford used a consistent scoring patter to make their way past and fired up Rush-Henrietta to the Class A finals next Wednesday at St. John Fisher College. The second game, was close throughout and in overtime Max Spaan took the ball from Carter Jordan to give the Patriots a shot at the championship.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
In a big game, with a championship on the line, you need your big players to step up. And that’s exactly what Reid Martin did.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Cornell Athletics
All-American midfielder Connor Buczek from Cornell has been selected as the 2015 Senior CLASS Award® winner in men's lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

from Syracuse Athletics
Despite a late-rally from No. 4 Syracuse (17-7) that pulled 'Cuse to within two, the Orange fell to No. 1 Maryland (20-1)10-8 in the NCAA Semifinals at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday night. | Box Score

from NBC Sports / The White House
William Shemin played football and lacrosse at Syracuse before graduating in 1924. On June 2, 2015, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant William Shemin posthumously.

| The White House announcement

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Kelly Lickert-Orr embraces a job that comes along with a little pressure. She found her perfect match at SUNY Cortland. Lickert-Orr took over a Red Dragons women's lacrosse team this season that had reached four straight NCAA Division III Final Fours. That bar was set and locked in cement.

from Union College Athletics
Stefan Basile (F-M) made seven saves as the North's starting goalkeeper. Midfielder Connor Hall scored a third-quarter goal and won 11-of-17 faceoffs, while also collecting four ground balls.

from the Bill Belichick Foundation
The Bill Belichick Foundation is pleased to announce two different types of financial aid available to individuals and organizations in need of additional support to reach their full potential.

The Bill Belichick Foundation will distribute 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each in 2015, to students who have excelled in academics while participating in athletics. More scholarships may be given out at the sole discretion of the Bill Belichick Foundation. Application is open to high school seniors and college students freshman-junior years.

from Syracuse.com
The three cousins picked up the sport at a young age, organizing backyard games in their Onondaga Hill neighborhoods before becoming teammates at Westhill High School and moving on to the college game.

from ESPN
ESPN2 and ESPNU are ready for the culmination of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual on Saturday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. ESPN2 will air the traditional feed of the title game on Monday (1 p.m. ET), and for the third straight year, ESPNU will present an alternate viewing experience from the flyover camera in the stadium.

from Syracuse.com
The seniors stepped before the team. Their backs were to the board, so they could not see Kennedy's message. It read: "This is for them."

from SportsFive.net
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations on players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country. The Head Coaches of thirty-six teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.

from US Lacrosse
More than 1,300 of the nation’s top high school girls' lacrosse players will descend upon Lehigh University this weekend for the 2015 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, presented by the HLA Foundation.
Friday May 22, 2015 9:35AM HEADLINES
from Lacrosse Magazine
Albany's Lyle Thompson, who closed his collegiate career in the NCAA quarterfinals against Notre Dame with all-time DI records of 400 points and 225 assists, was named the LT. Raymond J. Enners Award winner by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Friday morning as the nations outstanding player.

The attackman earned the Enners award for the second consecutive season, though the LT. COL. J.I.(Jack) Turnbull Award (outstanding attackman) went to Syracuse's Kevin Rice this spring rather than Thompson . . .

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team attended the NCAA's Division I FInal Four Banquet on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

from WBNG.com
Vestal dominated from the beginning in the Section IV Class B girl's lacrosse title game, beating Horseheads 15-4 on Thursday evening. The title is the Golden Bears fourth straight sectional crown.

from WBNG.com
Up by one at halftime of the Section IV Class C boy's lacrosse title, Chenango Forks scored five of the seven goals in the second half to beat Seton and win its second straight sectional title, 10-6. | Box Score

from MyTwinTiers.com
On the ladies side, Corning won their 4th Title in the last five years with a 13-6 win over Ithaca. The Hawks will now play the Section III Champion on May 28th at 5:30pm at SUNY Binghamton.

from PressConnects.com
Sara Grapevine had four goals and two assists and Lauren Ford added four goals as Corning took command early and cruised to a 13-6 victory over Ithaca in the Section 4 Class A title game Thursday at Maine-Endwell.

from CNWeekly.com
The Shenendehowa girls lacrosse team accomplished something Thursday that it hadn’t done in nine years — reach the Section II Class A final. The Plainsmen (14-3) defeated Bethlehem 12-10 to secure their first appearance in the title game since 2006.

from The Niagara Gazette
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team advanced to the Class B Finals with a 13-7 victory over no. 3 seed Williamsville North on Thursday at Terry Harvey Field. The Falcons move on to face Class B rival Hamburg in the final round of the sectional tournament.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The rivalry between Pittsford and Penfield for Section V girls lacrosse championships may as well become a movie series.

"It's always been a battle, you know,'' Pittsford senior midfielder Allie Panara said. "We are each other's enemies, and it's always so much fun to go out there and play, because there's not a team in the section you want to beat more."

from The Salamanca Press
Nearly a year after a stunning comeback win against Salamanca in the Section 6 Class C boys’ lacrosse championship, Akron needed no such dramatics to down the Warriors Thursday. Instead, the Tigers, who entered the sectional semifinal averaging 24 goals, lept out to a 20-7 halftime lead and coasted with a running clock to a 27-10 win.

from PR.com
Price Chopper in cooperation with School Sports Media™, a leader in sponsored school sports marketing, announced today that it has agreed for the 4th year in a row to sponsor the Section III Boys & Girls Lacrosse finals in Syracuse, NY.

from the Albany Times Union
The matchups have been set for Saturday’s Section II boys’ lacrosse finals at the University at Albany. Below are results from Thursday’s semifinals and an updated schedule.

from the Buffalo News
Reid Martin felt low, but his Canisius teammates did their best to keep his spirits up. They did that by continuing to feed the finisher the ball even though he was struggling to score against Nichols’ tough defense.

The junior rewarded them for maintaining their unwavering belief, as he uncorked a blistering shot that found nothing but net late in the fourth overtime to end an epic Monsignor Martin Athletic Association boys lacrosse final that had plenty of chances, fine goaltending and even a little controversy.

from the Buffalo News
The boys lacrosse semifinals of the Section VI Tournament took place on Thursday night, and it was a good night for Niagara-Wheatfield. The Falcons took control in the second half to beat Williamsville North, 13-7, in one semifinal in Class B.

from the Albany Times Union
Below are the Capital District Women’s Lacrosse League first team all-stars. Selections are listed by school.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Williamsville East’s Julian Panepento made 21 saves and the Flames received goals from Erin Jozwiak (4) Kara Marzo (3) and Adriana Williams (3) as they advanced to the Class B final with a 12-8 win over neighborhood rival Williamsville South. The Flames will face Hamburg. The Bulldogs advanced to another final with a 14-6 win over West Seneca East.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse Athletics
No. 3 Syracuse's quest for its first national championship continues when it takes on No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Maryland in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals on Friday, May 22. The Orange and Terrapins will meet in the second semifinal, which is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park.

Syracuse vs. Maryland
Game Details Friday, May 22 | Philadelphia, Pa. | 7:30 p.m.
Game Coverage Radio: WJPZ 89.1FM | Video: ESPN3
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Video Preview: Gary Gait | Kailah Kempney | Kelsey Richardson
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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse had its final preparation for the 2015 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals on Thursday when it practiced at PPL Park for the first time. The Orange will take on No. 1 Maryland in the second national semifinal on Friday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

from The Daily Orange
Little has worked for Syracuse against Maryland in the last four years. For SU’s graduating seniors, Saturday’s NCAA semifinal will be their last chance.

from Lacrosse Magazine
STX announced Thursday it has partnered with Play It Forward Sport Foundation to launch the United Women's Lacrosse (UWLX) league, a semi-professional, post-collegiate women's lacrosse league. STX will be the exclusive, official equipment sponsor of UWLX.

from Syracuse.com
The No. 1-ranked team in the state shook off doubt, a first-half funk and fought back to play another day. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Five minutes was all it took for the General Brown girls lacrosse team to secure an insurmountable lead that earned them a spot in the Section III Class C final. Five minutes, and South Jefferson, the fifth-ranked team in the state, stunningly saw its season come to an end. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Doug Sedgwick is tired of hearing about his young team. A year ago, it was true. The coach of the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team said it's no longer applicable. When Cicero-North Syracuse pushed hard Thursday night in a Section III Class A semifinal, the Brothers pushed right back. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Lizzie O'Brien netted three goals to help lead No. 3 Jamesville-DeWitt to a 9-7 victory over No. 2 Carthage in a girl's Class B semifinal contest at Cicero-North Syracuse. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Down 10-8 with over 2 minutes left, fresh off a Marcellus empty-net score that Laker goalie Allison Weiss never saw coming, Sears finally got her chance. The Lakers controlled back-to-back draws that were capped by two Sears' goals a minute apart from one another. Hannah Powers fired the dagger on a free-position shot with 12 seconds left to cement an 11-10 victory at Christian Brothers Academy High School. | Box Score

from William Smith Athletics
Ten members of the William Smith College lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2015 Liberty League All-Academic team. To be eligible, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore academically and have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

from Rich Barnes Photography
Westhill vs. Homer Sectional playoff photos from Rich Barnes.

from Upstate Lacrosse Club
Upstate Lacrosse Club (ULC) is announcing summer events for all ages!! Located at Sport Center 481 in East Syracuse, NY, the Upstate Lacrosse Club is directed by Syracuse's 4-time All American and 2-time Division I National Champion, Ric Beardsley.

from Finger Lakes Times
The Penn Yan Academy girls lacrosse duo of Courtney Lafler and Heather Conklin reached an identical milestone during the Section V Class C quarterfinals Tuesday. Lafler and Conklin each netted their 200th career goals to spark the top-seeded Mustangs (16-1) to a 19-4 triumph over eighth-seeded Mynderse Academy.

from the Florida Launch
The Florida Launch announced today the activation of its 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft first overall pick Lyle Thompson and 13th overall pick Chad Tutton. Both players are set to play in their first ever MLL game this Sunday, May 24, for the Launch against the Ohio Machine in Delaware, Ohio.

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Rock for Game 2 of the East Finals on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the game on ESPN3 & MSG (U.S.) + TSN3, TSN4 & TSN GO (Canada) as Rochester and Toronto battle for the right to represent the East Division in the Champion's Cup Finals, which start next weekend.

from Major League Lacrosse
The field is set and the top club lacrosse teams in the United States will compete for the championship of the inaugural Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse Presented by the Coca-Cola Company, July 2-4 in Denver. After an exhaustive search, the Blue Ribbon Panel of the World Series of Youth Lacrosse has selected the best boys U-13 teams in the country to vie for this first World Championship, which will take place July 4 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. EDT and precedes the Denver Outlaws and Boston Cannons special Fourth of July Major League Lacrosse game that has the chance to be lacrosse’s most-attended game ever.
Thursday May 21, 2015 10:00AM UPDATE
from Lacrosse Magazine
[Section 3 alums Kevin Rice (Skaneateles), Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), and Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) were all named First Team Attack.]

The top players in the game earned recognition from the USILA as All-Americans, with 15 receiving first-team honors, 14 second-team, 21 third-team and 39 honorable mention. NCAA tournament top seed Notre Dame led the way with three first-team selections, with seven players honored overall. Syracuse, which saw its season end Sunday against Johns Hopkins, had 11 honorees, with two first- team selections.

from the Buffalo News
Will the Redskins return to Lancaster? Not if newly elected School Board member Brenda Christopher has anything to say about it.

“To even entertain the idea of bringing the name back is not anywhere on my radar,” she said a day after she and running mate Kelly Depczynski defeated two incumbents who had voted to retire the mascot. “We’re so past that.”

from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Boys games are being held at Vestal High. Girls finals will be at Maine-Endwell High School.

from PressConnects.com
A comparison of win-loss records between Vestal and Horseheads might spell mismatch, considering the Golden Bears sport a 12-3 record compared to the Blue Raiders' 7-7 mark.

But Horseheads' 11-10 home victory over Vestal on April 30 should suggest otherwise, something Vestal boys lacrosse coach Chris Dutkowsky and his players are well aware of heading into the teams' encounter for the Section 4 Class B title at 8 p.m. Thursday at Vestal.

from WBNG.com
In Section IV Class C boy's lacrosse, a pair of upsets leaves us with a three-seed and four-seed battling for the title on Thursday afternoon. The four-seed though also happens to be your defending sectional champs, Chenango Forks. (Video 1:06)

from The Auburn Citizen
The Maroons scored the first five goals of the game and the offensive onslaught continued into the final quarter, as No. 2 Auburn routed No. 7 Rome Free Academy, 21-3, in the Section III, Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals at Holland Stadium Wednesday.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Alex Mack registered eight points, including six scoring goals, and Carthage’s boys lacrosse team generated a stalwart defensive effort to record a 17-1 victory over Whitesboro on Wednesday in a Section 3 Class B playoff quarterfinal at Carthage High School.

from Syracuse.com
1. Jeremy Perry, East Syracuse Minoa: 5-5-10; W, 19-12 vs Watertown

from CNY Girls Lax
The Class B Sectional Semifinals will start today at 5:00 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse High School where Watertown, Carthage, Jamesville-Dewitt and Auburn have solidified their spots in the semifinals. Defending Class B sectional champion Christian Brothers Academy have moved up to play in the Class A sectional tournament. Therefore a new sectional champion will be crowned this year.

from CNY Girls Lax
The Class C Sectional semifinals will be ready for roll this evening at 5PM at Christian Brothers Academy where Skaneateles, South Jefferson, Marcellus, and General Brown will battle for a spot in the Class C sectional finals.

from CNY Girls Lax
West Genesee and Cicero-North Syracuse received first round byes while Baldwinsville and Christian Brothers Academy hosted quarterfinal round games on Tuesday. Baldwinsville defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 15-12 and Christian Brothers Academy shutout Liverpool 14-0.

from SportsFive.net
Proving that it isn't over until all the games have been played, Newark, seeded 11th in the Class C tournament beat 2nd seeded Gananda in a one goal game and will advance to play Aquinas in the semi finals on Saturday.

from OCC Athletics
Fresh off its seventh consecutive NJCAA National Championship and ninth in the last 10 years, the top-ranked Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team has announced that commemorative t-shirts and hats from its recent title run are now on-sale for a limited time.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The East Division Finals will shift to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Saturday night for Game Two of the best-of-two series. The Rochester Knighthawks enter the contest against the Toronto Rock just one win away from a fourth straight trip to the Champion’s Cup Finals. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6134#sthash.WYwA4xcP.dpuf

12:15AM HEADLINES
from US Lacrosse
The 2015 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s nine-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 24, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

The 2015 inductees are: Jake Curran, Dom Fin (Syracuse), Diane Geppi-Aikens (posthumous), Bob Hartranft, Julie Hull Elicker, Charlie Lockwood (Syracuse), Sarah Nelson, Maggie Vaughan and Brian Voelker.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lyle Thompson on Tuesday signed an endorsement deal with Nike, joining his three older brothers, Jeremy, Haina and Miles, in having agreements with the company.

from Lax 3.0
Semifinals are set for Saturday. Wednesday's scores, Saturday's teams, locations, times.

Syracuse.com Recaps

from Hamilton College Athletics
Lahey also earned a spot on the 2015 USILA Scholar All-America Team. The program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee chooses an overall team representing Divisions I, II and III.

from Hamilton College Athletics
Hamilton College men's lacrosse attackman John Zimmerman '15 (Westhill HS) has been selected to play in the 74th U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South Game at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., on May 22.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse senior Peter Macartney has been named to the North roster for the 2015 USILA/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game. The annual clash pits a team of seniors from Division I and II Northern schools against a group of Division I and II seniors from Southern institutions.

from Union College Athletics
The Union College men's lacrosse team will be represented with three players at the 74th Annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/LaxWorld North-South Division III All-Star Game. Playing on the North squad will be senior goalkeeper Stefan Basile (F-M), senior faceoff specialist Connor Hall and senior defenseman Adam Sands. The North-South Game will be held Friday (May 22) at 3:00 p.m. at Cabrini College.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Lacrosse was not Tim Soudan's first sport. He played football and wrestled and wanted to try out for the baseball team as a seventh grader at Fairport's Martha Brown middle school. Randy Garrett, Fairport's legendary lacrosse coach, saw that Soudan had impressive speed and good footwork and suggested he try playing lacrosse, instead.

from Syracuse.com
Gait's grit has allowed her to scoff at six knee surgeries in the past four years, five on her left and one on her right. Although this is the first spring season she's been able to play since her junior year at CBA, Gait refuses to let the injuries spike her career.

from LaxPower
The 74th United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South Games will be played at Cabrini College, Radnor, PA on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Division III All-Star game will be held at 3:00 pm and the Division I/II All-Star game will be held at 5:30 pm.

from US Lacrosse
Dear high school lacrosse coach,

As the sport of lacrosse grows, we find ourselves saying yes to things far outside of our comfort zone because we love our kids or because we still cherish the sport we played when we grew up.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Six SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse players have been selected to the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Div. III All-America team. Two of those All-Americans have also been chosen to compete for the North squad in the USILA's annual North-South Senior All-Star Game on Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa.

from Syracuse Athletics
For the seniors on the Syracuse women's lacrosse team, making it to the final four isn't so much a goal as it is an expectation.

The class of 2015 hasn't disappointed, reaching Championship Weekend each season with the Orange, marking just the fifth program to accomplish the feat since the tournament expanded in 1997 and seventh program in women's lacrosse history to reach four-or-more straight Final Fours.

from US Lacrosse
The game will take place on Saturday at US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. Admission is free for all attendees of the 5 p.m. contest at Lehigh University’s stadium field, immediately following the conclusion of day one play at National Tournament. Immediately following the game, Team USA players will host an autograph session.
Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:30AM UPDATE
from Inside Lacrosse
Fran McCall Award Outstanding Midfielder: Allister Warren, Rochester Institute of Technology

Long Pole Midfielder Award: Matthew Hossack, Rochester Institute of Technology

Iroquois National Award: Outstanding Player: Matthew Hossack, Rochester Institute of Technology

LT. COL. J.I.(Jack) Turnbull Award Outstanding Attackman: Ryan Lee, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award Outstanding Goalie: Patrick Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology

Speciality Player Award (Face-Off): Drew Simoneau, Nazareth College

from Inside Lacrosse
Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award Outstanding Midfielder: Joe Corapi, Le Moyne College(Liverpool)

Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award Outstanding Goalie: Alex Krawec, Le Moyne College(East Syracuse-Minoa)

from Lacrosse Magazine
When you look around Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, there may not be another player with a grin as big as Le Moyne's Gerald O'Brien. The smile has been nearly impossible to wipe off the Dolphins' All-American close defender since he suited up for the quarterfinals against LIU Post two weeks ago.

9:45AM UPDATE
from Syracuse.com
Defensive midfielder Emerson Shenandoah of the LaFayette High School lacrosse team wields the elegant, hand-carved piece of hickory like a scepter during a Friday afternoon practice. He effortlessly extends the "woody" into passing lanes, intercepting balls or knocking them down. In drills, he scoops up ground balls and flicks accurate passes to teammates on the fly.

from Colgate Athletics
Colgate's Matt Yeager capped a senior year of honors this week when he was named a Scholar All-American by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

from The Daily Orange
An NCAA trophy would put him on another pedestal, but the numbers speak for themselves, numbers posted during a time when the competition in college lacrosse is at an all-time high because of the expansion of the game. This year, he finished with the most single-season points for an SU player in 11 years, the most assists in 15 and still should be considered a Syracuse lacrosse all-time great even if he doesn’t think he should.

from Clarkson Athletics
JD St. Croix (West Genesee) a standout for the Clarkson University Lacrosse team the past four years has been selected to participate in the prestigious USILA North/South Senior Division III All-Star Game. A 6-3, 200-pound defenseman for the Golden Knights, St. Croix was a three-time Liberty League All-Star during his career with the Green and Gold, including earning second-team honors this spring.

from The Daily Orange
Kelsey Richardson has struggled at times this season. A four-save performance in a loss against Boston College and a three-save effort in a defeat to Duke stand out. But since the Orange began postseason play almost a month ago, she’s been playing some of the best lacrosse of her career.

from WWNYTV.com
. . . highlights from Section 10 lacrosse as Heuvelton girls defeated Potsdam 11-10 and Canton defeated Massena 19-8 in a boys' matchup. (after softball)

from The Auburn Citizen
"When we were up three, there was no doubt that they were going to make a run," said Maroons coach Bill Dean. "They did, and within 30 or 45 seconds they got two goals on us. We just had to weather the storm and plug away." (with video highlights)

from the Albany Times Union
Shaker senior attack Stephen Rehfuss totaled six points and broke the program's single-season points record in the Blue Bison's 11-10 Section II Class A boys' lacrosse quarterfinal win over Bethlehem at Shaker High School.

from the Albany Times Union
After enduring a 30-minute thunder delay, the CBA lacrosse team got off to a sluggish start in Tuesday's Section II Class A quarterfinal against Saratoga Springs. The No. 4 Brothers committed seven turnovers in the opening quarter and fell into a 5-1 hole.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
In the most exciting game of the day, the Williamsville East Flames had to go to three overtimes before outlasting Sweet Home, 7-6. Anthony Puccio scored the game-winner, which was part of a two goal effort. Kyle Martinson added three goals and an assist, but it was the outstanding goaltending of Connor Lalime. Lalime kept the Flames in the game making 20 saves in the winning effort.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
It is that special time of the year, when the regular season records don’t mean anything. When the playoffs start, everyone starts 0-0. You have one chance to make a lasting impression. Heading in to their quarterfinal encounter with matchup with second-seeded Niagara-Wheatfield it would shave been easy to count out the Billies. But, that’s why they pay the games on the field and not on paper.

from the Olean Times Herald
Once again, Salamanca’s path to a Section 6 Class C boys’ lacrosse championship will go through Akron. The Warriors (8-6) won a quarterfinal playoff game at Amherst (6-9), 18-11, coming back from an 8-3 deficit Tuesday.

from PressConnects.com
The trio of Jack Sherwood, James Pattwell and Bryant Lamere all scored three goals apiece and Matt Swagler made 19 saves as visiting Chenango Forks edged top-seeded Johnson City, 13-12, in a Section 4 Class C boys lacrosse semifinal on Tuesday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
His son was born, he scored the winning goal in the last minute of an NLL playoff game, and he and his brother were named to Canada's team for the world indoor lacrosse championship.

Dan Dawson will always look back on this as one of the greatest times of his life.

from LaxAllStars.com
The event is not only historic because of the 6 new teams prepared to compete in the tournament, but the games also mark the first time in history that an indigenous nation has been granted the right to host an international sporting competition.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from US Lacrosse
The 2015 scholarship winners are Lynnzee Miller, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan, and Chaunce Hill, Six Nations Seneca, Turtle Clan.

Chaunce Hill hails from Tonawanda Seneca and will graduate from Akron (N.Y.) High School with a 3.7 GPA in June 2015. Before his senior year, Chaunce took part in the Two Row Wampum canoe trip down the Hudson River from Upstate New York to Manhattan to honor the ongoing significance of the Two Row Wampum Treaty of 1613. Chaunce was also captain of his varsity basketball and lacrosse teams during his senior year. After high school, he will go on to play lacrosse at University of Albany.

from USA Today
Akron High School's boys lacrosse team leads the nation with nearly 24 goals per game. The Tigers are 16-0 entering Tuesday's sectional quarterfinals of New York State's Class C playoffs. And none of that even takes into account what might be the team's most consequential act of 2015.

from Inside Lacrosse
Hannah Powers, Skaneateles (N.Y.), Loyola, joins Taylor Gebhardt, Baker/Baldwinsville (N.Y.), Georgetown, Emily Resnick, Webster Thomas (N.Y.), Syracuse, Alexa Radziewicz, Christian Brother’s Academy (N.Y.), Syracuse as Under Armour All-Americans.

from Inside Lacrosse
Brandon Barker, Pittsford Mendon (N.Y.), Ohio State, and Willie Klan, Penfield (N.Y.), Ohio State join Nick Mellen, West Genesee (N.Y.), Syracuse, as Under Armour All-Americans.

from Clarkson Athletics
Ryan St. Croix (West Genesee), the leading scorer for the Clarkson University Lacrosse team, has earned national honors being named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse junior defender Nick Smith (Canandaigua) was named an All-American honorable mention by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) for the 2015 season, marking the second year in a row that a Brockport defender has garnered the honor.

from Union College Athletics
Senior defenseman Adam Sands received Second Team honors, while senior goalie Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius), senior faceoff specialist Connor Hall and junior short-stick midfielder Tom Stanton earned Honorable Mention. Sands and Basile are All-American selections for the second time in their careers.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The five all-America selections are tied for the fourth-most in the country, while the Dolphins had a nation-best four members selected to the USILA All-America First Team as well as one on the third 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 third team, while also earning a spot on the USILA Scholar All-America Team.

from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward announced that Head Lacrosse Coach Brighde Dougherty '04 will step down from her post effective June 12 to pursue a career as an adventure therapist. William Smith will conduct a national search for Dougherty's replacement.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany senior attack Maureen Keggins (Watertown) was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American Third Team, the organization announced on Monday evening.

from Syracuse.com
Marcellus overcame a one-goal halftime deficit to defeat Westhill, 11-7, in a Class C girls lacrosse sectional semifinal today.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
If there was thing Canisius High School knew heading into its Monsignor Martin Athletic semifinal with Bishop Timon it was that the defending champs wouldn’t go down without a fight.

from SportsFive.net
Quarterfinals results from Tuesday.

from The Niagara Gazette
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys and girls lacrosse teams were in sectional action Tuesday with differing results. The boys pummeled Grand Island while the girls lost a heartbreaker to Williamsville South.

from PostStar.com
Noah Scannel scored four goals and Justin Degener netted three, but Saratoga Springs fell just short in a back-and-forth Class A quarterfinal loss to CBA.

from PostStar.com
Five players scored two goals apiece as Schuylerville defeated Glens Falls in the Class C quarterfinals of the Section II Girls Lacrosse Tournament at Morse Athletic Complex.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
With the first two buses selling out in a matter of hours, the Rochester Knighthawks have reserved three more buses for the trip to the East Division Finals in Toronto on Saturday, May 23rd. The team will now take the next 150 season ticket holders who sign up. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6127#sthash.tEK7pMil.dpuf

from Craig Rybczynski

Tuesday May 19, 2015 8:45AM UPDATES
from Army West Point Athletics
Senior Sam Somers continues to be recognized with postseason awards as he was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-American for his work in the classroom, it was announced on Monday.

2015 Onondaga Community College Lacrosse Camp
from OCC Athletics
The Onondaga Lacrosse Camp is a great chance for children to learn the game of lacrosse from coaches who played at the NCAA level, and are currently college coaches. In addition, children will learn in a fun filled environment. Camp Directors include Nick Gatto, Mike Villano, and 9-time National Championship Coach Chuck Wilbur.

Camp Brochure

Camp Daily Schedule

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse is in the final four for the fourth straight season, but the path to its first-ever national title in women's lacrosse is blocked by the juggernaut of the sport.

from US Lacrosse
Already one of the busiest months of the lacrosse season, the month of May could also receive a new official designation in the near future: national lacrosse month. Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger is serving as one of the key sponsors of a Congressional resolution to make that happen and introduced the resolution Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives.

from YourCliftonPark.com
BOYS LACROSSE: It is a 6 p.m. start tonight for Shenendehowa, seeded No. 2 in the draw. The Plainsmen take on No. 7 Guilderland today with a matchup likely looming Thursday with No. 3 Shaker.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Kendrick Angus and Sako Rourke each scored three goals and assisted on three others as No. 3 Massena defeated No. 6 Ogdensburg Free Academy 18-4 in a Section 10 Class C boys lacrosse first-round playoff game on Monday.

from SportsFive.net
Results from Monday's Outbracket games.

from RochesterHompage.net
Bryan Dunham was just another kid at a lacrosse tournament two Octobers ago. Until he took a blindside hit.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from the Iroquois Nationals
The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse are saddened with the sudden passing of our Iroquois Nationals teammate and friend Chris Gaylord Powless of the Mohawk Nation.

Chris Powless genhen was a member of the 1999 Iroquois Nationals Bronze Medalist U-19 Team which traveled to Adelaide, Australia. Chris received a Bronze Medal as a formidable member of the Iroquois National’s first-ever Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship medal team. Chris Powless was selected to the Iroquois Nationals Men’s Team that returned to compete internationally in Perth, Australia in 2002.

from Syracuse Athletics
A leader for the Orange on and off the field, senior captain Kevin Rice was named to the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team on Monday, May 18. Rice is the sixth player in school history to receive the honor and fifth in the last eight years.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
“Being a Scholar American is a great honor and a tremendous accomplishment,” said USILA director John Spring in the association’s press release. “It certainly signifies the dedication and commitment these players demonstrated in the classroom and on the field.”

from Cornell Athletics
Big Red senior men's lacrosse players Connor Buczek and Jordan Stevens have been honored by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association today as USILA Scholar All-Americans. To be named a Scholar All-American a player must be in his senior academic year and own a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. He must also be a candidate for All-American or a candidate to be a member of the North/South team.

from Rutgers Athletics
[Joe] Nardella held a 3.38 cumulative GPA, graduating with a degree in economics. The Cazenovia, N.Y. native was a two-time team captain and was named Big Ten Specialist of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten this season. Nardella was one of the nation's best on faceoffs, going 223-of-333 (.670) on draws and leading the team with 125 ground balls.

from NYS Sportswriters
Pittsford #5; Victor #2; Salmon River #3.

from NYS Sportswriters
West Genesee #1; Niskayuna #7; Skaneateles #1.

from Syracuse.com
Jamesville-DeWitt, which has fought for the top spot in the Central New York high school boys lacrosse poll all season long with Cazenovia and West Genesee, takes over as No. 1 this week. The Red Rams ascend following Cazenovia's loss to Fayetteville-Manlius.

from Syracuse.com
The Skaneateles Lakers maintain their hold on the No. 1 spot in this week's CNY high school girls lacrosse poll. But we do have a new No. 2.

from IWLCA.org
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2015. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

from USILA.org
The All-American teams in men's collegiate lacrosse have a rich and storied history. Our game has been buoyed by the efforts of men who were proud of their All-American status and kept on giving back to the game years after their playing days.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
For the second time in three weeks, the Knighthawks made SportsCenter's top plays on ESPN.

from Syracuse.com
West Genesee is the team to beat in the Class A sectional.

from Syracuse.com
Mackenzie Baker and No. 1-state ranked West Genesee are taking aim at another state championship.

from Syracuse.com
Grayson Burns and the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams are the odds-on favorites to win another sectional boys lacrosse title in Class B.

from Syracuse.com
With CBA out of the way, this should be the year for Morgan Girardi and Watertown to hold up the Section III championship banner.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There are no surprises in this year’s final four for the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament. The top four seeds have all advanced to the semifinals, and they’ve been four of the top teams in the country all year. This weekend, there will be even more familiarity.

from Inside Lacrosse
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association has announced its DII All-Americans for the 2015 season. The USILA will be announcing individual awards and All-Americans across DI, DII and DIII all this week on InsideLacrosse.com. Here are the DII All-Americans:

from The Daily Orange
Cathy Reese contends that past games have no bearing on her team’s upcoming matchup with Syracuse. But Maryland has ended SU’s season in each of the past two NCAA tournaments, including in the national championship game last year.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Current MLL goaltenders and Division I coaches have created G3 Lacrosse Goalie Academies to provide premiere instructional programs in the country for the goaltending position. Under the direction of John Galloway, current Rochester Rattlers goaltender and Providence Lacrosse Defensive Coordinator, student-athletes will be put through a three-hour training program to maximize their potential in the goaltending position.
Monday May 18, 2015 9:15AM UPDATE
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I’ve got my hotel reservations and tickets for all five men’s games, the Sentra’s getting an oil change on Wednesday, and I’ve got an unprecedented five-day Memorial Day Weekend this year, as Hannibal Central Schools, despite one of the meanest, orneriest winters ever, didn’t use more than three snow days, so I have Friday AND Tuesday off this year! Yee-hawww!

from LaxPower
Update for May 17th: The brackets now reflect the results of all of Sunday's games in Men's and Women's Divisions I, II, and III.

from WWNYTV.com
One change in the schedule: the Watertown boys' contest against East Syracuse-Minoa, originally scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday in Carthage has been changed..

from The Victor Post
The girls lacrosse tournament got underway on Friday, and the No. 7 Canandaigua Academy girls cruised into the second round of the Class B tournament with a 19-4 win over Greece Athena/Odyssey. Up next is . . .

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (3-3) visited New England this weekend to take on the Boston Cannons (2-3) at Gillette Stadium on Military Appreciation Night. Boston is hoping to get on track after a three game losing skid, and the Rattlers look to keep winning after a big victory against defending champion Denver Outlaws last weekend.

from SportsFive.net
Today's schedule of Outbrackets games.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Caleb Alford and Benner Geurtsen finished with five points apiece to power the fourth-seeded South Jefferson boys lacrosse team to a 13-4 victor over No. 13 Bishop Ludden in the first round of the Section 3 Class C playoffs on Saturday night.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse Athletics
No. 2 seed Syracuse (13-3) scored three goals in 33 seconds late in the fourth quarter to pull to within one, but ultimately ran out of time as Johns Hopkins (11-6) defeated the Orange, 16-15, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Sunday, May 17 in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. | Box Score

from RIT Athletics
For the second straight season the top-ranked RIT (21-1) men's lacrosse team had its undefeated season end in the NCAA Division III Semifinals by No. 5 Tufts University (20-2). On Sunday, the Tigers fell to the Jumbos 19-12 in front of a packed house at Tiger Stadium. Tufts advance to the National Championship Game to face Lynchburg College from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. on Sunday, May 24. | Box Score | Rich Barnes Photos

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team built a 9-2 lead at the half and held off a second-half rally by Catholic University to earn a 13-12 victory Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons won their 67th consecutive home game dating back to 2010, improving to 20-1 on the season, and advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Div. III final four. The Cardinals had their season end at 16-4.

from SUNY Fredonia Athletics
The greatest season in Fredonia women's lacrosse history is over. The Blue Devils were eliminated from the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse tournament Sunday with a 16-9 quarterfinal loss to regional host Franklin and Marshall. | Box Score

from The Daily Orange
Johns Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider frustrated the Syracuse offense for many of its 45 shots and collected 15 saves in the Blue Jays 16-15 win in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
Sunday May 17, 2015 11:30AM UPDATE
from Syracuse Athletics
Second-seeded Syracuse (13-2) continues its quest for a 12th NCAA championship on Sunday, May 17 when it meets Big Ten champion Johns Hopkins (10-6) at noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals. The game marks the 13th postseason meeting between the Orange and Blue Jays. Syracuse defeated Hopkins at the Carrie Dome back in March, 13-10.

Game Previews: Randy Staats | Tom Grimm | Jodan Evans

(1) SYRACUSE (13-2) vs. (10) JOHNS HOPKINS (10-6)
Game Details: Sunday, May 17 | 12 p.m.
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium | Annapolis, Md.
Game Links: Tickets | Watch | Listen | Live Stats
Television: ESPN2
Radio: WTKW 99.5 FM (Syracuse)
Twitter: @CuseMLAX | @Cuse
Syracuse Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes
Hopkins Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes

 

 

from Lacrosse Magazine
. . . as riveting as the ultra-deep Fighting Irish (12-2) and the resilient Pioneers (15-2) are, the central attraction of these quarterfinals was Albany's Lyle Thompson, whose career came to an end with a one-goal, four-assist showing.

from Inside Lacrosse
“I can’t tell you how proud I am of Lyle here and what he’s done for the game of lacrosse,” Albany coach Scott Marr said after his team's 2015 campaign ended in the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 14-10 loss to Notre Dame. “I don’t know if we’ll see another player like him in a long time. I’m certainly sad to see him go, but I’m very proud of what he’s done for our program and what he’s done for the sport.”

from Syracuse.com
Thompson, who began the day tied with former N.C. State and Syracuse star Tim Nelson on the career assists list, passed Nelson with a feed on a Fields goal to open the scoring. Thompson finished with a record 224 assists.

from SUNY Fredonia Athletics
Sophomore midfielder Kristie Kleine (Cazenovia) had three goals and one assist, including a momentem-boosting goal in the final second of the first half, as the Blue Devils improved to 17-3 to continue their finest season in program history. | Box Score

from Hamilton Athletics
The Hamilton College women’s lacrosse team finished the 2015 season at Gettysburg College on Saturday, losing 18-10 to Middlebury College in the third round of the NCAA playoffs. The game lasted nearly four and a half hours because of a pair of lightning delays. | Box Score

from the Albany Times-Union
Joe Mineau scored eight goals and No. 8 Colonie downed No. 9 La Salle 12-7 on Saturday in a Section II Class A boys' lacrosse first-round game at Colonie.

from The Daily Targum
. . . Joe Nardella, the high-motor midfielder from Cazenovia, New York, had began his career on the banks with a slight position change. Nardella, a full-time player in high school and fresh off a championship finish in his senior season, was asked to serve primarily as a faceoff specialist in Piscataway.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League playoffs always have great moments. Saturday night's Rochester Knighthawks 10-9 victory over the Toronto Rock at the Blue Cross Arena was no different. 5,805 fans witnessed a SportsCenter Top 10 Play with 37 seconds left in the game with the score knotted up at 9-9.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany (16-3) finishes its season with 16 wins, the most in program history. UAlbany finished the year with 525 goals, 203 assists and 528 total points, all new Division I team records. The UAlbany seniors graduate as the winningest class in program history with 46 victories the past four years. | Box Score

from Le Moyne Athletics
Sophomore midfielder Brian Rogers (Shenendehowa) scored his fourth goal of the game with 1:30 left in overtime to give the third-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team an 8-7 victory over fourth-ranked and third-seeded Merrimack College in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field. | Box Score | Rich Barnes Photos

from Syracuse Athletics
No. 3/3 Syracuse is headed back to the Final Four after defeating No. 13/13 Loyola, 10-8, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, May 16. With the victory the Orange advances to the national semifinals for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in the last six seasons. Syracuse will face either No. 1 Maryland or No. 9 Northwestern on Friday, May 22 in Philadelphia. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Eight area players were chosen to receive All-American status for their play on the field this season, and four others will be honored for their work on the field and in the classroom.

from Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team ran out to a 15-0 lead at the half and defeated Augustana College, 21-2, in the third round of the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 19-1 and advanced to the regional final and national quarterfinals to face the winner of Mount Union versus Catholic, Sunday at 1 p.m. The Vikings had their season end at 19-2.

from Le Moyne Athletics
All-American attacker Alexa Froccaro tallied four points to lead second-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University to a 10-5 win over the fourth-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships at Roanoke College's Donald J. Kerr Stadium. | Box Score

from The Daily Orange
Halle Majorana’s first shot of the game was saved by Loyola goalie Molly Wolf and her second was blocked by a defender. Syracuse head coach Gary Gait called her over to the sideline and told her not to shoot from more than 5 yards away.

from Oneida Daily Dispatch
The defending champion, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team again earned the top seed in this season’s Section III Class C tournament. Jim Longo’s squad showed why on Saturday afternoon.

from WGRZ.com
Akron beat Niagara-Wheatfield 24-13 on Saturday to complete an undefeated regular season. Leading the way for Akron was Larson Sundown with six goals and three assists. Gates Abrams also sparked the Tigers' offense with five goals and two assists.

from Oneida Daily Dispatch
The Cazenovia girls lacrosse team has played several close games in the first round of the Section III Class C tournament in recent years, going 1-2 in three one-goal games over the past three seasons.

from Your Niskayuna
The real season for the Niskayuna boys lacrosse team started Friday. That’s when the postseason bracket for the Section II Class A tournament was released, dubbing the Silver Warriors as the top seed in the draw. That came one day after Niskayuna trounced Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Senior Night, 21-3.

from the Rochester Rattlers
This week, the Cannons are looking to snap their three-game losing streak in a match-up against the Rochester Rattlers. The Rattlers, who are coming off huge win against the Denver Outlaws (Cannons also beat the MLL defending champions in Week 1), are 3-2 so far this season. Similarly to the Cannons, the Rattlers also lost in back-to-back weeks to the New York Lizards.

from SportsFive.net
Victor celebrated their first undefeated regular season with their win at Hilton on Thursday. At 16-0 they are the top seed in Class B where there are thirteen teams that will play this year.

from LaxAllStars.com
If you were going to interview your idol, how many questions would you have for him/her? Can infinity be the answer? I consider Casey Powell to be the greatest of all-time. I know I’m not alone there. We had a limited time to do the interview, which means – we’ll definitely have to do a Part II.
Saturday May 16, 2015 9:40AM UPDATE
from SUNY Albany Athletics
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has returned to the NCAA quarterfinal round for a match with Notre Dame at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver on Saturday, May 16th at 3 p.m. ET (1 p.m. MT).

The game will broadcast nationally on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN. Mike Corey, Matt Ward and Ryan Boyle will have the call from Denver.

from The Daily Orange
“I definitely think the first half, not doing well against (VanThof) on the draw definitely affected us and our confidence even going into the second half,” Kempney said on Thursday. “… The draw really sets the tone for the game and it wasn’t there for us in the first half and I think that played a huge role in how the outcome of the game came.”

from the Albany Times-Union
The Section II boys' and girls' lacrosse tournament pairings were released on Friday and a pair of defending champions on the boys' side are favorites to repeat after earning No. 1 seeds in their respective classes.

from the Niagara Gazette
The [Section 6 Grand Island] Vikings went 10-6 in the regular season, their first winning season in a decade. They had as many wins as in their past four seasons combined. Friday on the Isle, the Vikings built on all of that. GI won its first sectional game in at least seven years, topping Lake Shore 17-13.

from PressConnects.com
In a Section 4 Class C quarterfinal at Seton CC, Dan O’Brien and Sam Crowley had five goals apiece.

from WGRZ.com
In the first lacrosse game ever under the lights at Lancaster Clarence defeated Lancaster 12-to--8. Lancaster took an 8-7 lead but after that the Red Devils slammed the door shut. With the win Clarence earns a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They will take on the winner of next week's Frontier Lockport game.

from SportsFive.net
The last three games of the regular season were played today. Pal-Mac beat Geneva by one goal and Penn Yan defeated Albany Academy. Bath fell to host, Corning.

from North Country Sports
The Shamrocks jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter of their matchup. Salmon River cruised to a 19-2 victory over the Larries to extend their winning streak to 11 games overall (9-0 in league).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lacrosse Honors: BRINE Pride of New York Team Rochester, Northstar Invitational Player that Impressed, All-League

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Time Warner Sports
(Video from Denver 4:05)
The UAlbany lacrossse team has never been to the NCAA Final Four. With a win over No. 2 Notre Dame on Saturday, the No. 8 Great Danes will be off to Philadelphia and playing on Memorial Day weekend. Danes stepping off the plane with the sun still shining and 70 degree tempuratues around 7 p.m. local time Thursday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"If you want to play for me, you can," Roy Simmons Jr. said. "But you must give me back your firstborn male child."

Gary Gait, the best player in men's lacrosse history, and Regy Thorpe both gave their firstborns back to Syracuse. But they're girls. And they play for their dads, who coach the women's team.

from Syracuse Athletics
No. 3/3 Syracuse will try to advance to the Final Four for the third consecutive year when it faces No. 13/13 Loyola in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 16. The teams square off at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse vs. Loyola
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from Syracuse.com
Can anyone stop Cazenovia in this year's Class C sectionals? Richie Easterly and Westhill have taken the Lakers to overtime twice.

from Syracuse.com
Second-seeded Syracuse will meet unseeded Johns Hopkins in Sunday's NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., at noon on ESPN2. A breakdown of the matchup:

from The Daily Orange
Everything starts with Ben Williams at the faceoff X, Mark Dixon said. Dixon, an ESPN lacrosse analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder, sees how the Blue Jays compete with Williams as the first difference-maker.

“If they lose faceoffs to Williams,” Dixon said, “They can’t allow him to generate transition offense off the get-go.”

from Indian Country Today
Miles and Lyle Thompson have always been two halves of a whole. Born of the Longhouse, strengthened by family, they play the Creator’s Game as it should be played. After a year of playing on different teams, the game has come full circle again for the Thompson brothers.

from RIT Athletics
The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team will face defending national champion, No. 5 Tufts University in the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. The semifinal game takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at Tiger Stadium.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"There hasn't been a day that's gone by where I didn't think about that game." That's what former Albany midfielder Ryan Feuerstein told me this week when I asked him about last year's quarterfinal game against Notre Dame.

from Syracuse.com
After Sue Powell's sons wrapped up a collective 10 years with Syracuse University lacrosse in 2004, the record-holding brothers moved on to organize local lacrosse camps. Powell and her husband would sometimes stop by to help out, she said, and she'd often get questions from the young campers about what her sons had been like as children: Did they fight? Were they competitive about athletics?

from The Saratogian
The seedings for the Section II boys lacrosse tournaments were recently announced and Saratoga Springs earned the fifth in Class A. The Blue Streaks will travel to play no. 4 Christian Brothers Academy on May 19. Start time is 4:30 p.m.

from IWLCA.org
For Saturday/Sunday, May 16-17, 2015.

from IWLCA.org
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes with a selection on the IWLCA Division III All-America teams for 2015. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

from Syracuse.com
Marcellus and Westhill girls lacrosse tipped off Section III’s lacrosse postseason on Friday with wins in their Round 1 games.

from WWNYTV.com
This week's 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank Athlete of The Week is a high-scoring Watertown Cyclone.

from Hilbert Athletics
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced multiple additions to its member and sport sponsorship offerings this afternoon. Beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, the Hilbert College women's lacrosse program will join the Hawks men's lacrosse and men's volleyball programs as associate conference members in the NEAC league.

from SportsFive.net
Senior defenseman, Cole Masterson of Honeoye Falls Lima has announced that he will be studying and playing lacrosse at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA after his graduation this June.
Friday May 15, 2015 10:15AM UPDATE
from the Albany Times-Union
Mike Russell of Burnt Hills survived a walk-on tryout to make the University at Albany men's lacrosse team three years ago. He barely played for the Great Danes last year and was still an afterthought when this season began.

In an improbable development, the fifth-year senior has become the Great Danes' most reliable defender heading into the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal against Notre Dame at 3 p.m. Saturday in Denver.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Watertown High School has garnered the No. 1 seed in the Class B bracket of the Section 3 girls lacrosse tournament as pairings were released on Thursday. The Cyclones (14-2) receive a bye into the semifinal round on Thursday, May 21 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School where they will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between No. 4 Auburn and No. 5 Fulton.

from The Malone Telegram
The Salmon River boys varsity lacrosse team picked up a 15-3 nonleague win in Watertown on Wednesday and, in the process, earned coach Jim Barnes his 100th career victory as the Shamrocks’ head coach. The SRC mentor, graduate and former player, who is only in his sixth year at the helm of the varsity lacrosse team, now holds a career coaching record of 100 wins and just 5 losses.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Hannah Drechsel scored with 45 seconds left in the game to lead the Potsdam girls lacrosse team to an 11-10 victory over Heuvelton in a Northern Athletic Conference game Thursday.

from YourNiskayuna.com
Senior Night was Thursday for the Niskayuna boys lacrosse team and the Silver Warriors celebrated in grand fashion. Playing against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna was a 21-3 winner. John Prendergast and Connor Wolff each scored four goals in the win.

from YourNiskayuna.com
Looking out at the grassy area of the town’s Recreation Complex, filled with several hundred youth lacrosse players, Mike Wood smiled.

“When I was a kid,” he said, “this did not exist.”

from YourCliftonPark.com
The Shenendehowa girls lacrosse squad won on its Senior Night Thursday, 12-8. Rachael Picchi had five goals in the win against Shaker. Today, postseason seeds will come out for both the girls and the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse squad. In Class A, the boys are the likely No. 2 seed and the girls will be No. 1.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Watertown’s Alyssa Barrett was named MVP of the Brevard (N.C.) College women’s lacrosse team for her freshman season.

from the Buffalo News
Cameron Carpenter is a backup who is stuck behind perhaps the best goalie in Western New York in Eric Deakin. But when the lacrosse season finally ends for St. Joe’s, Carpenter will likely be in the conversation for team MVP.

from the Buffalo News
Thursday's scores and Friday's schedule for Section 6 Boys and Girls.

from The Saratogian
The Saratoga Springs boys lacrosse team saved the best for last in its regular season finale against Ballston Spa Thursday night. Not only did the Blue Streaks (6-7, 8-8) erase an early deficit to defeat the Scotties, 9-7, but senior goalie Austin Degener went coast-to-coast to find the back of the net and unsuspecting hero Jack Rittenhouse scored both the game-tieing and game-winning goals on senior night.

from PostStar.com
Senior attackman Chris Haas set the Glens Falls single-season assist record in leading Glens Falls to a 20-8 win over Schuylerville in a Foothills Council boys lacrosse game Thursday.

from PostStar.com
Mike Carpenter scored six goals and Ben Willows had 11 points to lead the Spartans in the home victory.

from The Malone Telegram
The Salmon River boys varsity lacrosse team picked up a 15-3 nonleague win in Watertown on Wednesday and, in the process, earned coach Jim Barnes his 100th career victory as the Shamrocks’ head coach. The SRC mentor, graduate and former player, who is only in his sixth year at the helm of the varsity lacrosse team, now holds a career coaching record of 100 wins and just 5 losses . . .

from SportsFive.net
It doesn't happen very often, but the Blue Devils pulled off a 16-0 record today after defeated Hilton. Pittsford ended their season, at 15-1 after only losing in overtime to Victor.

from the Baltimore Sun
Not sure whether the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament gods planned it this way, but the big difference between the Denver and Annapolis regionals comes down to pedigree.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Lax 3.0
West Genesee, Watertown, and Skaneateles are the top seeds for the tournament that culminates in the Dome on Tuesday, May 26th.

from Syracuse.com
First-round games in the 16-team Class C bracket are Saturday at the home field of the higher-seeded team. The smaller Class A and B playoffs don't get under way until Wednesday, with quarterfinal games. | Boys Brackets

from LB3 Lacrosse
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), Kennesaw State Sports and Entertainment Park and LB3 Lacrosse, have announced that Fifth Third Bank Stadium will be home to the 2016 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. This marks the first time the ACC Championship will take place in metro Atlanta and the sixth time in the event’s 28-year history that it will be held at a neutral site.

from Syracuse Athletics
Orange attackman Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's At-Large Team on Thursday, May 14. It's the third consecutive academic all-district nod for Rice and the fifth time in the last six seasons an SU men's lacrosse player has received the honor.

from Syracuse Athletics
Rice and Syracuse are just three victories shy of meeting that goal. He came close as a sophomore, reaching the national championship game before bowing out to Duke. Now, he's determined to script a different ending to this year's narrative.

from Cornell Athletics
The 2014 Ivy League Player of the Year, Buczek was a three-time unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection, becoming just the ninth player in Cornell history, and the 33d player in the history of the Ivy League, to be named to the top team three times in their career.

from Elmira College Athletics
The Elmira College men's lacrosse team finished the 2015 season with a 3-10 overall record and a 1-7 mark inside the Empire 8 Conference. The Purple and Gold finished with the same amount of wins from the 2014 season, which was three times the number of victories from the 2013 campaign.

from LaxPower
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its 2015 Men's Lacrosse All-American teams today.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ahead of this weekend's NCAA quarterfinal matchup against Johns Hopkins, Syracuse equipment manager George Frank walks you through the team's equipment room and custom gear from Nike, STX and Cascade.

from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team is moving on in the NCAA Division III tournament, and the Continentals don't have to dig deep in their files for information on their next opponent. Hamilton, 12-5 and ranked 13th in a national coaches' poll, plays NESCAC rival Middlebury at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a regional semifinal at Gettysburg College.

from Syracuse.com
Cody Radziewicz's (CBA-Syracuse) sophomore season moved along quietly, the Manlius native scoring just four goals over Johns Hopkins' first 13 games while toiling on the Blue Jays' second midfield. And once tournament play hit? The sophomore (a Christian Brothers Academy graduate) has four goals and an assist over the last two weekends, and is in the midst of his most productive stretch since arriving in Baltimore.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson is no stranger to fighting for the Champion’s Cup, advancing to the postseason in all five seasons he has been with the team. It’s where he has been at his best with three Cups and two Championship Game MVP honors to prove it. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6103#sthash.npwf6A1u.dpuf

from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks welcome the NLL's top-seeded team in the Toronto Rock to Blue Cross Arena for Game 1 of the East Division Finals on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The three-time defending champion Knighthawks defeated the Buffalo Bandits 14-11 at home last Friday to secure their spot in the next round of the NLL Playoffs. Watch live on TSN4 & TSN GO (Canada) and ESPN3 (U.S.).
Thursday May 14, 2015 10:20AM UPDATE
from MensJournal.com
To find him, you have to look past Tallahassee, where FSU's Jameis Winston became the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft; beyond Kentucky, where Karl-Anthony Towns is preparing to be a top pick in the NBA Draft; and even past Boston, where BU's Jack Eichel is forecast as a potential first pick in the NHL Draft.

Instead, you'll find him playing lacrosse for the University of Albany, the plucky SUNY school that's part of the best story in sports right now. They face Notre Dame in the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals in Denver Saturday afternoon.

from 13WHAM.com
"When I first started the process, I was looking for who’s sponsored by what, and what am I going to be wearing. How many sticks do I get,” said John John Lombardi (Irondequoit). You can't blame Lombardi from wanting to play lacrosse at a university with the nicest gear and the coolest jerseys, after all, when college coaches started calling the now-sophomore at Irondequoit, he hadn’t even enrolled in high school

from WWNYTV.com
Highlights from Carthage vs. IHC and Salmon River vs. Watertown (video, first 0:57), plus other finals.

from The Auburn Citizen
Skaneateles put an exclamation point on its regular season. The Skaneateles girls lacrosse team went on a seven-goal run to end the first half and cruised to a 16-7 win over Cazenovia at Skaneateles High School Wednesday.

from The Auburn Citizen
In its regular season finale, Skaneateles got off to the start it wanted. The Lakers jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first quarter and hung on despite the Purple Tigers cutting their deficit to two late in the fourth, as the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team topped Cortland, 10-8, at Skaneateles High School Wednesday.

from Your Niskayuna
Fresh off a Senior Day win Tuesday, the Niskayuna girls lacrosse team will look to close out a perfect regular season today with a win at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

from the Buffalo News
The boys’ lacrosse seeds for Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association have all but been settled with playoff action beginning Thursday night in the Section VI Tournament as Williamsville South hosts West Seneca West in a Class B pre-quarterfinal game at 7 p.m.

from MPNnow.com
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team pulled off the second half come back and defeated Churchville Chili 9-8 on senior night Wednesday. The Braves have been in close games all year and they were happy to be on the winning side of this one.

from The Saratogian
The Greenwich girls lacrosse team gave South Glens Falls all they could handle in Wednesday’s Foothills Council showdown.

from Syracuse.com
Sean Eccles scored six goals – his second highest of the season - and added three assists. Matt Eccles finished with five goals and three assists and Jack Kane added four goals. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
It took a little more than half its season but the LaFayette boys lacrosse team has finally found its groove. The Lancers have won five straight since a 17-9 loss to media-ranked Tully on April 28. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
1. Percy Booth, LaFayette: 6-5-11; W, 21-11 vs Tully

from Syracuse.com
Cassidy Doster, LaFayette: 3-4-7; W, 14-11 vs Bishop Ludden/Grimes
Kyla Sears, Skaneateles: 6-1-7; W, 16-7 vs Cazenovia
Lizzie O'Brien, Jamesville-DeWitt: 2-5-7; W, 17-8 vs Cortland

from SportsFive.net
Pittsford senior midfielder Ryan Fairbrother recently announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse for the United States Military Academy (West Point) as a member of the class 2020. He will prepare for his appointment by attending the USMAPS (West Point Prep) program which starts this summer at West Point.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Women: For the third time in 2015, Le Moyne and Adelphi will meet. The first match-up was for the NE-10 regular season championship. The second time was for the NE-10 Championship Title and Saturday will be for the right to play for the Naitonal Championship. The game will take place at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Virginia on the campus of Roanoke College.

Men: The north region will be decided on Saturday with the winner advancing to NCAA Championship Weekend in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. The top-seed Dolphins take on the third-seeded Merrimack Warriors on Saturday at Ted Grant Field. Le Moyne advanced to Saturday's game after defeating LIU Post 16-8 while Merrimack traveled to Garden City, New York and pulled out a 10-9 win over Adelphi. | Le Moyne vs. LIU Post Photos by Chris Beavers

from MLL Insider
Can the Rattlers keep it rolling after getting some revenge in the 2014 Championship Game rematch in Week 5? We talk to Rochester's Joel White about the big win and look ahead to a Week 6 match-up with the Cannons in Boston!

from Inside Lacrosse
At the end of the 2015 National Lacrosse League regular season, there were 15 American players not of Native descent on NLL rosters. That amounts to 8.3% of the 180 total players in a nine-team league where five of the teams are based in the United States. Four teams had no American players, two had one each and one had two. Only Minnesota with five and New England with six had substantial American contingents on their squads; neither of those teams, by the way, made the NLL playoffs.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits finished the 2015 regular season with an 11-7 record, three games better than their 2014 ledger. The team hadn’t won 11 games in a season since 2006 (the schedule went from 16 to 18 games in 2014). Even so, a season that ends with a first-round playoff loss, especially to a nearby rival, can’t be considered a great success.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from RIT Athletics
The top-ranked RIT men's lacrosse team (21-0) used a 12-2 run in the second half and 14-2 burst over the final 38:40 en route to an 18-7 win over No. 10 SUNY Cortland (16-5) in the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday. | Box Score

from the NJCAA
Five from Monroe CC, Three Lazers named to First Team.

from OCC Athletics
Three members of the nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team were named First-Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on Tuesday after leading the Lazers to 14 wins this season along with a Runner-Up finish in the NJCAA National Championship. It is the second consecutive season that Onondaga has landed three players on the All-American list.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has returned to the NCAA quarterfinal round for a match with Notre Dame at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver on Saturday, May 16th at 3 p.m. ET (1 p.m. MT).

The game will broadcast nationally on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN. Mike Corey, Matt Ward and Ryan Boyle will have the call from Denver.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse men's lacrosse senior attack Randy Staats talks with Cuse TV's Brian Higgins about the Orange's NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game vs. Johns Hopkins to be played on Sunday, May 17 at noon in Annapolis, Md.

from Inside Lacrosse
When Albany junior goalie Blaze Riorden scored his full-field, highlight-reel goal in the NCAA Tournament first round against Cornell, he sprinted directly back to the net. On the sidelines Brett Queener did the same thing: His natural reaction — like he'd done after most of his five goals at Albany — was to sprint endline to endline down the sidelines.

from US Lacrosse
A few years ago, I was coaching a rec baseball game and my team had a small lead heading into the last inning. I put an inexperienced pitcher on the mound, but he came through and got the three outs we needed for the win. After the game, the pitcher’s father walked up to me with a big smile on his face and said, “You showed a lot of confidence putting him on the bump.” I wish I was that noble.

from the North Atlantic Conference
Castleton senior midfielder Kate Auer (So. Glens Falls) has been named as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year . . . Auer is the first player in conference history to earn NAC Player of the Year honors in back-to-back years. The senior led the most dominant offense in the conference as Castleton went 8-0 and won each conference game by at least nine goals. Auer impressively had a stick in at least two goals in all eight of the Spartans conference games, including six games in which she tallied four points or more.

from Syracuse.com
Sometime in the middle of Syracuse lacrosse's 20-8 shellacking of Marist, I started wondering why goalies wore sweatpants while every other player on the field dressed in shorts.

from Syracuse.com
In his final high school game, Chittenango's Garrett Sadler (5) had a goal and assist in a 21-7 loss to Cortland.

from Syracuse.com
The spring season is a short one, and sectional playoffs begin Saturday in boys and girls lacrosse. Seeding meetings are Thursday for three classes for boys and girls.

from NLL.com
After two emotional losses to start the postseason, the Buffalo Bandits and Colorado Mammoth are left wondering what could have been since being eliminated from the 2015 NLL Playoffs last weekend in the Division Semifinal round. Even tougher is the fact that they were both knocked out by teams, the Rochester Knighthawks and Calgary Roughnecks, that have a history of getting the better of them of late.
Wednesday May 13, 2015 9:45AM UPDATE
from The Daily Gazette
“She [Alissa Franze] is our kryptonite to Shenendehowa’s Super Man,” said Niskayuna coach Jason Bach. “She seems to find an extra gear against Shenendehowa.”

from The Daily Gazette
Max Charlton scored five times, including the game-winner with 2:37 left in overtime on an assist from Mike Leveroni, to spark Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 13-12 victory over Saratoga Springs in a Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game Tuesday.

from the Albany Times-Union
The second of two regular-season meetings between the Niskayuna and Shenendehowa boys' lacrosse teams on Tuesday began nothing like the first matchup between the Suburban Council powers.

from PressConects.com
Results and Box Score (scroll to Boys Lacrosse)

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Senior night is a special night in any athletes career. it’s a chance to be honored for all the hard work, and accomplishments, they earned during their varsity career. Hamburg held its senior night against Williamsville North, and the Spartans almost spoiled the festivities.

from Syracuse.com
You won’t find Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse among the group of Section III state-ranked teams, or even in the CNY Media Poll. But as of Tuesday night, the Hornets can claim themselves the hottest team in all of CNY. | Box Score

from CNYCentral.com
It was a play that everyone in attendance will always remember. Then, it was almost another play that fans went crazy for.

from Syracuse.com
In a game Cortland High School desperately needed to win to keep its season going, Matt May came through in the biggest way. May scored seven goals and had four assists as the Purple Tigers defeated Chittenango 21-7 Tuesday night in a boys high school lacrosse game. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Baldwinsville had an answer for the Northstars’ scalding offense in route to a 7-4 win in each team’s season finale. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
1. Matt May, Cortland: 7-4-11; W, 21-7 vs Chittenango

from Syracuse.com
1. Cassidy Doster, LaFayette: 7-8-15; W, 22-11 vs Tully

from The Eagle News
What was a hot rivalry in girls lacrosse between Baldwinsville and West Genesee had turned one-sided in recent years, the Bees always putting up a valiant effort, but always seeing the Wildcats finish on top.

All of that changed on Tuesday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, instantly adding intrigue to the upcoming Section III Class A playoffs -and giving B'ville fans a reason to hope for more magic once the post-season got underway.

from SportsFive.net
There were sixteen Section 5 games on Tuesday. Scores, photos, and recaps.

from the Watertown Daily Times
SOUTH JEFFERSON 16, GENERAL BROWN 8: Benner Geurtsen registered six goals and two assists to help the Spartans claim the Frontier League regular-season title with a “B” Division victory in Dexter.

from North Country Now
After a seesaw battle in the first half, to a 5-5 tie at the half. Massena pulled away in the second half, rallying for a 12-9 league victory on Friday at Canton.

from the Oneida Daily Dispatch
Leading by two goals at halftime, the Lakers pulled away in the second half to pick up a league win.

from WHEC-TV
For the second time in three years, RIT and Cortland will play in the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. In 2013, the Tigers won in overtime by using one of the most exciting plays in lacrosse.

from The Saratogian
The No. 6/6 University at Albany senior knew that graduation had hit the team hard last season and that his role with the Great Danes would, inevitably, have to change. So Lasda met with head coach Scott Marr before the season began this spring and the two came to a collective, and rather simple, decision. Lasda wouldn’t change positions. He would simple change his approach. Most importantly, he would change his stick.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse will face a familiar foe noon Sunday in Annapolis when it takes on Johns Hopkins in an NCAA quarterfinal game. The two have a rich history, and their most recent meeting at the Carrier Dome back in March was one of the most competitive games the Orange was involved in this season.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the 108-player tryout pool for the 2015-16 U.S. Women’s National Team, with tryouts to be held from June 12-14 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

After the three-day tryout, approximately 36-40 players will be selected to the 2015-16 U.S. Women’s National Team, which 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.

from Syracuse.com
The only thing missing on the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team’s impressive resume this season is a marquee victory. Nine of the Bees’ 10 wins have come by at least five goals but each of their losses have come against Section III’s elite. The search is over. Baldwinsville beat No. 2 media-ranked West Genesee 6-5 on Tuesday in each team’s season finale. | Box Score

from Major League Lacrosse
Joel White helped Rochester to victory in a rematch of the 2014 MLL Championship Game.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The biggest boys' lacrosse game in the Rochester (N.Y.) region this year lived up to the lofty expectations.

In a matchup of previously unbeaten teams and on a perfect spring evening, Victor escaped with a 10-9 overtime win over Pittsford.

from CNWeekly.com
Monday’s boys lacrosse showdown between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Ballston Spa had a bit more at stake than an average regular season game.

It was a matchup between two Class B foes with sectional seedings on the line. Both teams held 3-1 records in Class B play and were in a tie for second, both entering its final game in the class before sectionals.

from the Buffalo News
Lacrosse may be a rough contact sport, but a varsity defense­man from Orchard Park High School recognizes that women battling breast cancer face a tougher battle every day.

Quaker Matt Stromecki is organizing “Goals 4 a Cure,” a sanctioned Roswell Park Team Cure event to raise money for breast cancer research.

from Binghamton Homepage
Highlights from three games.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks’ “Sea of Teal” will continue Saturday night when the three-time defending National Lacrosse League champions host the Toronto Rock. The first game of the East Division Finals will face off at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

from the Buffalo Bandits
In my book, it was a stunning defeat. For a team the Bandits have played the most, even in the last three years, Rochester still employs the same game plan. It’s nothing fancy, but they do it well. The Knighthawks’ defense has been the same collapsing unit forever.

from SportsFive.net
This week there is a senior goalie from Hilton and a pair of attackmen from Victor and Spencerport as Players of the Week. Jared Kimble is the defensive POW and Ryan Maloney (Victor) and Colin McElligott (Spencerport) are the offensive Player of the Week recipients.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose Elmira? “Elmira is a great choice for me due to their academic opportunities and the great lacrosse team that offers a promising future.”
Tuesday May 12, 2015 10:00AM UPDATE
from Lacrosse Magazine
Real recognizes real, as the saying goes, and Connor Fields said that when he sat at home as a high schooler and watched his future Albany teammate Lyle Thompson and the Great Danes play on TV, he couldn't believe the reality to come this year: He was going to play with this guy?

from Lacrosse Magazine
First and foremost, it's important to note that Blaze Riorden did his job on Saturday in the Great Danes' first round win over No. 8 seed Cornell. The junior goalie made 19 saves, including one stretch where Albany kept the Big Red off the board for over 26 minutes, turning a 2-0 deficit to a 11-2 lead in the first half en route to a 19-10 win.

from the Albany Times-Union
The coaching staff of the Siena College women's lacrosse team decided to move Julia Sirianni from midfield to defense and the move paid off for all those concerned. The Saints had a breakout season and Sirianni was honored as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The senior captain was also a first-team selection.

from RocheterHomepage.net
The 3rd annual Cradle for a Cure will be held today, May 12 at Wayne Central High School beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wayne seniors Kayla Freischlag, Baylee Saba and Mareesa Boyatzies discussed the annual fundraiser Tuesday morning on News 8 at Sunrise. (Video 3:08)

from the Watertown Daily Times
The South Jefferson and Watertown girls lacrosse teams will share the Frontier League championship after both squads recorded victories on Monday in the league finales for both teams.

from the Saratogian
Monday’s boys lacrosse showdown between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Ballston Spa had a bit more at stake than an average regular season game.

from Syracuse.com
John Desko had said he preferred being the No. 2 seed in this year's NCAA tournament because it meant playing a quarterfinal round game in nearby Annapolis as opposed to across the country and in high-altitude Denver.

The tradeoff now is a de facto home game for Syracuse's opponent, Johns Hopkins.

from SportsFive.net
Newark scored the first goal and although Brockport kept the game close they never tied. The Reds won 9-8 with Conor Tickner coming up big with two saves at 0:12 and 0:04 remaining in regulation.

from PressConnects.com
Michelle Savoldy netted the game-winning goal to propel Maine-Endwell girls lacrosse to a 9-7 victory over Chenango Forks in a Section 4 game.

from North Country Now
Canton Holds Off Massena 10-8; St. Lawrence Drops O.F.A. 15-2

from North Country Now
Salmon River Clinches Share of First; Heuvelton Beats Ogdensburg

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Churchville-Chili 19, Hilton 9: Emily Hawryschuk scored eight goals with an assist and Katie Cosgrove added five goals and an assist for C-C (9-5).

from MPNnow.com
We’re taught from a young age to accept others, no matter their background, origin or outlook. Unless you’re from Bloomfield. Or Honeoye.

It’s an understandable exception in the world of high school sports and rivalries, and that’s what makes the Bloomfield/Honeoye lacrosse team so unique.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from OCC Athletics
Nine members of the National Champion Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team were named All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) following the Lazers' seventh consecutive win in the championship game this past weekend.

from the NCAA
The NCAA, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports, will host the Thompson Brothers Lacrosse Experience May 25 at the Novacare Complex, the Philadelphia Eagles practice facility two blocks from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

from The Daily Orange
In the game in which he scored a career-high in points, it was a bump on one of Kevin Rice’s teammates that set him off.

from LaxPower
The 74th United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South Games will be played at Cabrini College, Radnor, PA on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Division III All-Star game will be held at 3:00 pm, and the Division I/II All-Star game will be held at 5:30 pm.

The Division III North Team will be coached by Jason Lockner, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Alfred University.

from IWLCA.org
The IWLCA has honored 480 student-athletes in Divisions I-II-III with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2015. These student-athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday May 18. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday June 7, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa

from Virginia Athletics
LeMoine is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound midfielder from Webster, N.Y. Lemoine was a 2014 all-county player out of Webster Thomas High School.

from Inside Lacrosse
Will the Swarm reunite Lyle Thompson with his brother Miles in the NLL at the 2015 draft, where they have the first pick.

from Union College Athletics
Senior goalkeeper Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius) has been named Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week while senior attackman Charlie Ross was named to the Honor Roll. The defensive selection is the second for Basile this season and the fifth of his career. Ross is a three-time honor roll recipient this season.

from RIT Athletics
Junior attack, Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) of the No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team, was named Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday, for the week ending May 10, 2015. It is Lee's second weekly honor of the season.

from New York State Sportswriters
Upstate Class Leaders: Pittsford #7; Victor #2; Cazenovia #3.

from New York State Sportswriters
Upstate Class Leaders: West Genesee #1; Niskayuna #7; Skaneateles #3.

from Syracuse.com
The Skaneateles Lakers remain No. 1 in our CNY high school girls lacrosse poll this week.

The Lakers defeated LaFayette, Tully and Westhill by a total of 26 goals as they finish up tonight and Wednesday against Jordan-Elbridge and Cazenovia before the girls sectional seedings meeting on Thursday night.

from Syracuse.com
Cazenovia remains No. 1 in the CNY high school boys lacrosse rankings this week. The Lakers scored solid wins over Christian Brothers Academy and Baldwinsville on their way to a probably No. 1 seed on Thursday in the sectional Class C playoffs.

from SportsFive.net
Penn Yan seniors Ben Covert and his brother Jake Covert have announced their decision to continue their education and to play lacrosse at St. John Fisher College next year.

Two Aquinas Institute seniors announced their intent to stay close to home and attend and play lacrosse for Roberts Wesleyan.

from SportsFive.net
Inside Lacrosse, earlier this week announced that they named junior attackman, Ryan Maloney, as their Player of the Week.

from SportsFive.net
A long, hot day at Fairport saw multiple lacrosse games played between the Red Raiders and Canandaigua in a day to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer and in the memory of Blake Cognata. fairport won the game, but CURE was the winner.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (3-2) are slowly returning to the form that took them all the way to the best record (10-4) in the 2014 season and a spot in the MLL title game last August. Missing top stars has been the name of the game for the Rattlers early on, but as more guys return, the better the play gets. Rochester had the pleasure of hosting the team that beat them by 1 goal in that title game, the Denver Outlaws (2-2), and were looking to exact a small bit of revenge for that loss. They succeeded with a 15-12 win, and now officially are on a winning streak.

Monday May 11, 2015 10:05AM UPDATE
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
My JV team had a tough week facing them last week. We had J-D at home on Tuesday and ES-M away on Thursday. The first time around we got pasted by the Red Rams’ JV by a 20-0 score, and when we played the Spartans the first time I thought we overachieved, losing 10-9 in overtime.

Then on Monday I received an email from Jim DeWald ‘01, varsity coach at Rush-Henrietta. Oswego varsity coach Doc Nelson ’78 had talked to him over the winter about a possible V/JV date between the Bucs and the Royal Comets, but last I had heard (like, back in February), the games had fallen through.

But here was Coach DeWald talking about our upcoming Saturday game at R-H.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse men's lacrosse head coach John Desko, senior attack Kevin Rice, sophomore midfielder Jordan Evans and junior defenseman Jay McDermott after the Orange defeated Marist, 20-8, in the NCAA Tournament first round at the Carrier Dome.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men’s lacrosse team had its season come to an end Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The Orange, which were ranked first in the nation and the second seed in the tournament, defeated the Red Foxes 20-8. | Box Score

from Hamilton College Athletics
The nationally ranked No. 13 Hamilton College women’s lacrosse team upset No. 8 Salisbury University in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs, winning 9-8 in double overtime on Sunday. | Box Score

from SUNY Fredonia Athletics
The Fredonia women's lacrosse team used three goals apiece from Marissa Cussins (Corning) and Audrey Yokopovich (Webster Thomas) to claim a 10-5 win over Denison in the second round of the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament hosted at Fredonia on Sunday. | Box Score

from Union College Athletics
The York College women's lacrosse team rode a quick 6-0 start en route to an 11-6 win over Union College in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Tournamenton Sunday in York. | Box Score

from St. John Fisher Athletics
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team fell 10-7 to No. 7 ranked The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship.

from LaxPower
Updated NCAA brackets.

from Inside Lacrosse
Quint was in studio for ESPNU for the entire NCAA Tournament first round. Below are his top eight moments from the weekend.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Perfect balance: General Brown's Cole Johnson leads with 94 points, 47 goals and 47 assists.

from OCC Athletics
The win marks caps a decade of dominance for Onondaga, which has won the national title nine times in the last 10 years. The 2015 campaign has been a year of streaks for the Lazers. Aside from their seventh consecutive title, Onondaga won its 11th straight Region III Championship along with its 15th straight Mid-State Athletic Conference title. Sunday's win moved Onondaga to 18-0 and extended its own NJCAA all-time mark for consecutive wins across all sports and divisions with its 105 straight victories. | Box Score | Inside Lacrosse Photos

from Monroe CC Athletics
The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse program continued its incredible run of dominance and perfection, as the Tribunes captured their third straight NJCAA championship with a 17-10 victory over Onondaga Community College on Sunday.

The win capped a third straight perfect season for the Lady Tribunes (15-0), who have won 50 consecutive games. Monroe has also won five of the past six NJCAA titles. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
Jordan Evans scored five goals and Kevin Rice had a career-high nine points to lead the No. 2 seed Syracuse men's lacrosse team to a 20-8 win vs. Marist in the NCAA Tournament first round at the Carrier Dome on Sunday night. The Orange advance to face Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinal round on Sunday, May 17 at noon at Navy's Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. | Box Score

from Colgate Athletics
North Carolina scored eight second-quarter goals and then held off one final Colgate charge for a 19-12 NCAA Championship First Round victory here Sunday. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
Junior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) tallied a game-high six points to lead No. 3/3 Syracuse to a 13-10 victory against No. 15/14 Pennsylvania in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange advances to the quarterfinals for the fourth straight year where it will take on Loyola. | Box Score

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team built a 14-3 lead at the half in earning a 21-4 victory versus Castleton St. in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs Sunday at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 18-1 on the season and are slated to host a four-team regional next Satuday and Sunday. The Spartans had a 16-game winning streak snapped and finished the year at 17-3.

from OCC Athletics
The nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team fell short of winning its third national championship on Sunday as the Lazers fell to top-ranked Monroe Community College 17-10 in stormy conditions at David W. Murphy Field. | Box Score

from Alfred U. Athletics
The Alfred University men's lacrosse team (13-4, E8 5-3) was downed in the ECAC Finals, 14-13, by Western New England University despite taking a 10-7 lead heading into half time Sunday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium in Alfred, NY. Senior Nicolas Wood (Canandaigua) netted his 100th career goal in his final game at Alfred University. | Box Score

from the NCAA
Senior goalkeeper Ryan LaPlante made 16 saves, including 13 in the first half and sophomore Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) scored five goals to lead Denver to a 15-9 win against Brown in the NCAA championship first round Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

from The Daily Orange
It’s all been well-documented. The standout freshman season at North Carolina, the injuries, the senior season resurgence.

Nicky Galasso’s path through college lacrosse is interwoven in success, frustration and relief. But with no more than four games left in his career, the storylines have thinned. It’s tunnel vision for the fifth-year midfielder looking to avenge his team’s early exit in last season’s NCAA tournament.

from The Pipe Dream
For assistant men’s lacrosse coach Michael Antinozzi, the switch from inspiring on the field to instructing on the sideline was much the same. The former captain, a main voice in the locker room for BU’s men’s lacrosse team in 2014, found coaching to be a natural next step.

“I was kind of in a voice role even when I was a player; I’m very loud,” Antinozzi said. “I like to talk loud before the game and that didn’t really change much this year as a coach.”

from 13WHAM.com
Hilton boys lacrosse goalie Jarod Kimble showed the toughness in net this past week against Penfield following up one save with an even more impressive one almost immediately after where he dove and ended up keeping it out with his helmeted face. (Video)
Sunday May 10, 2015 11:30AM UPDATE
from Colgate Athletics
Colgate head coach Mike Murphy kept it business as usual this week as the Raiders prepared for Sunday's NCAA Championship First Round game against North Carolina.

from Syracuse.com
At this point in the Syracuse lacrosse season, everyone has grown accustomed to Ben Williams' success at the faceoff X. His teammates. His coaches. His fans.

Williams, the sophomore transfer from Holy Cross, fixed the Orange's Achilles heel this year by winning 67.6 percent of his draws — second-best in the country — and allowed SU's chemistry-driven offense to thrive.

from The Daily Orange
When Eric Coombs, Eddie’s father, and Wilkinson were deciding who to award Coombs’ No. 34 to this season, Eric Coombs remembered his son’s funeral. He remembered that Scarcello attended before he was even on the team.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from SUNY Albany Athletics
Tasked with a rematch against a squad the #6/6 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team fell to in the regular season, the Great Danes dominated the day 19-10 at #11/11 Cornell to return to the NCAA quarterfinal round. | Box Score | Blaze Riorden's Goal

from RIT Athletics
Sophomore Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) scored off a feed from Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) with 22 seconds to play in regulation, as the top-ranked RIT (20-0) men's lacrosse team rallied to defeat No. 15 Union College, (14-5) 10-9 in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers advance to the national quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 13 at Tiger Stadium and will play SUNY Cortland. | Box Score

from OCC Athletics
With the win, Onondaga, which holds the top overall seed in the championship, moved to 17-0 and extended its NJCAA record for consecutive wins across all sports and divisions to 104 consecutive victories. | Box Score

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Senior Matt Rakoczy (Clifton Park/Albany Academy) and junior Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena) each recorded three goals and two assists to lead the nationally 10th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 13-6 win versus ninth-ranked Endicott College Saturday evening in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs. The Red Dragons improved to 16-4 on the season and advanced to their 14th consecutive national quarterfinal and face nationally top-ranked RIT on Wednesday at a time to be determined. The Gulls finished the season at 16-4.

from Monroe CC Athletics
The MCC women's lacrosse team is one step closer to another national title.

The Lady Tribunes took care of business in the NJCAA semifinals Saturday, defeating Nassau Community College by the score of 15-6. Monroe will face rival and host Onondaga CC at 12 p.m. Sunday for the national title. | Box Score

from OCC Athletics
The nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team will play for the 2015 NJCAA National Championship after defeating third-ranked Harford Community College, 17-8, in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Women's Lacrosse National Championship on Saturday in front of its home crowd at David W. Murphy Field. | Box Score

from The Daily Orange
Syracuse found itself in an unfamiliar position — trailing Loyola by four with just 15 minutes left to play. To that point in the game, the Orange had only scored four goals and its shooting percentage was 16.7 percent.

But in the final 15 minutes, it was Kayla Treanor that made the game competitive again.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior attacker Julia Suriani (West Seneca East) scored a career-high six goals to lead the fourth-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 13-9 victory over the fifth-ranked and third-seeded University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Championships at Ted Grant Field. | Box Score

from Le Moyne Athletics
Senior attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) netted five goals and classmate Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) made 13 saves to lead the third-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 16-8 victory over sixth-ranked and fourth-seeded LIU Post on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Championships at Ted Grant Field. | Box Score

from WGRZ-TV
On a brutally hot afternoon at St. Joe’s the Marauders lacrosse team lost to Christian Brothers Academy from Syracuse 15-10. St. Joe’s scored first but then CBA ripped off six straight goals to lead 6-1 after the first quarter.

from SportsFive.net
Saturday Scores from SportsFive.net.

from ConnectLax.com
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from the Elmira Star-Gazette
Malnoske, a 2002 graduate of Horseheads High School, became the first person to win an Emmy Award in WENY-TV's 45-year history. He is also the first Emmy winner from the Elmira/Corning/Ithaca television market . . . Malnoske's compilation submission featured stories on Corning lacrosse player Whitney Corby battling back from a near-fatal car accident . . .
Saturday May 9, 2015 9:30AM UPDATE
from Syracuse.com
South Jefferson entered Friday’s game against Carthage with as much momentum as any girls lacrosse team in Section III. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse women's lacrosse junior midfielder Taylor Gait and senior midfielder/attack Gabby Jaquith preview the Orange's NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Penn on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium

from PressConnects.com
At Vestal, the Golden Bears scored 12 goals in the first half en route to their first shutout in school history. Scroll to Girl's Lacrosse. | NewsChannel 34 Highlights

from the Buffalo News
[Larson] Sundown finished with three goals and now has 301 career goals.

from the Buffalo News
Boys and Girls scores from Friday. (Scroll to Boys Lacrosse)

from SportsFive.net
Thirteen games set for today, including three inter-sectional matchups.

from Syracuse.com
Three former All-Central New York girls lacrosse players have earned All-Ivy League honors this season.

from LaxPower
Updated scores and brackets for all six categories.

from NLL.com
The three-time defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks took the next step in their quest for an unprecedented 4-Peat by defeating their Thruway rival Buffalo Bandits in the East Division Semifinal of the NLL Playoffs by a score of 14-11 at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night.

With the win, the Knighthawks have now won 12 straight playoff games at home. Their last home playoff loss came at the hands of the Bandits back on April 17, 2004. The Knighthawks also won all four meetings against the Bandits this season.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits took on the Rochester Knighthawks for the second straight year in the playoffs when they met in the first round at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday night. The outcome was the same, but the result was much happier for Hamburg native Joe Resetarits.

from the Rochester Rattlers
:56 seconds. That’s the time that was left on the clock in regulation last August 23rd in the MLL title game in Atlanta, Georgia when the Denver Outlaws ripped the opportunity for a second league championship from the Rochester Rattlers grasp. This coming Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day, and the special women who nurtured and comforted us during times in our lives that mattered most. That day will also be a day that Rochester looks to gain a small amount of revenge for that heartbreaking loss, and improve their rankings in the current standings.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Cornell Athletics
THE MATCHUP: For the third year in a row, the No. 11 Cornell men's lacrosse team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and as the eighth seed in the tournament the Big Red will host in-state rival No. 6 Albany on Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 9, at noon.

RADIO: WHCU 870 AM / 95.9 FM (Ithaca) | TELEVISION: ESPNU

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lyle Thompson is both a magician and a producer. He is the reigning Tewaarton Award winner and the all-time points leader in NCAA Division I lacrosse. He and his Albany team have gone from YouTube sensation to legitimate national title contenders. And his recent conversation with Paul Carcaterra has sparked the discussion about Thompson's legacy and place in the sport.

Is he the greatest player of all-time?

from Syracuse Athletics
No. 1 Syracuse (12-2) hosts No. 20 Marist (14-3) in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The game marks the first-ever meeting between the Orange and the Red Foxes.

(1) SYRACUSE (12-2) vs. (20) MARIST (14-3)
Game Details: Sunday, May 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrier Dome | Syracuse, N.Y.
Game Links: Tickets | Watch | Listen | Live Stats
Television: ESPNU
Radio: WTKW 99.5 FM (Syracuse)
Twitter: @CuseMLAX | @Cuse
Syracuse Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes
Marist Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes

from the Albany Times-Union
Lucy Ferguson reached up to the top right corner of the goal and watched as the ball nestled in her stick. The final five seconds of the game ran out, as each player on the University at Albany offense helplessly waited for their season to end. | Box Score

from the Albany Times-Union
Thompson and other Great Danes say they're a different team than the one that lost to Cornell by seven goals in 30-degree, rainy conditions at Ford Stadium in Dallas. Thompson, the career scoring leader in Division I history, was playing with a shoulder injury. Seth Oakes, who has 51 goals this season, sat out that match due to a suspension for being ejected from the previous game.

from Lacrosse Magazine
There's sort of a musty smell to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. It's that dusty, stale odor that you get when you walk into your grandmother's attic. It's an aroma that can only be described as . . . familiar.

That would be Saturday's theme, as four of the eight games in the second round feature conference rivals pairing up with each other.

from Syracuse.com
The 1990 Syracuse lacrosse season will enter the spotlight this weekend when ESPNU airs a documentary titled "The Lost Trophy."It promises to tell the story of what many consider to be the greatest college lacrosse team ever, and it also won't shy away from exploring the most controversial element of that season.

from LaxPower
Below are some brief game notes for the Men's Division I first-round games on Saturday in the NCAA tournament. See team web sites for extended notes. All games will be aired on ESPNU/WatchESPN.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse will face Pennsylvania (14-4, 6-1 Ivy) on Sunday at 3 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The No. 4-seeded Orange (14-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) earned a first-round bye and the chance to sit in the stands at SU Soccer Stadium as Penn needed overtime to beat Albany 11-10 in the first round on Friday afternoon.

from Syracuse.com
"What's happened here is just slightly short of extraordinary and so uncommon in 45 years of coaching college lacrosse, to have someone literally not step on the field for three years and then be covering the other team's No. 1 guy," Starsia said. "He's having an All-America caliber season."

from OCC Athletics
Former two-time NJCAA All-American Emily Pierson (Fayetteville-Manlius) of the Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team was one of three former student-athletes and one coach to be enshrined into the National Junior College Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday night as part of a celebration banquet prior to the NJCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, which will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at Onondaga's David W. Murphy Field.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
When it comes to the coaching staff in Rochester, Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres seems to have the most elite group on the bench. Leading the team to three Champion’s Cups in his five years as head coach, Mike Hasen has proven that he fits in with Styres’ winning ways. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6075#sthash.KG1qfMXH.dpuf

from The Sun News
It’s the fourth quarter of a Hamburg girls lacrosse game, and while it’s natural for many players to tire by that point, there Hannah Fredriksen is, running at a pace more indicative of first-quarter play. It’s an endurance showcase every time out for Fredriksen, the senior center midfield who is tasked with playing the whole field and taking a majority of the draws.

from The Sun News
If you look at a lacrosse field, Frontier girls lacrosse coach Tim Myslinski pointed out, it’s the same thing as a basketball court — just enlarged a few times over.

Advantage Lexi Rockey.

from SportsFive.net
With regret, Avon Athletic Director Andy Englert announced that the Avon Braves have cancelled the rest of their season, due to lack of available players. The team, which started with fifteen players, had a number of injuries and other issues that took the number of available players to less than ten.

from WNY Lacrosse Journal
It’s tough being the new girl. Always trying to make friends wherever you go. New places. New things, New experiences. But, after awhile, you master being the new person. It’s easier making friends. Starting up new ideas. Andi Elwell knows all too well what it’s like being the new person at a new school. Born in Buffalo, Elwell has also lived in China and California.

from WBNG-TV
After suffering their first loss of the season last weekend, Maine-Endwell bounced back with a 13-10 win over Chenango Forks on Thursday evening. (Video 0:59)
Friday May 8, 2015 8:30AM UPDATE
from The Saratogian
He went home a few weeks ago, returning to the Onondaga Reservation to participate in the medicine game, pitting nearly 100 lacrosse players against each other on a field no larger than the one the Great Danes play on at UAlbany.

It’s organized chaos, to say the least, but there is also an element of respect in the way the game is played and the history it honors. It’s the same kind of respect Thompson carries with him every time he has cut towards the net throughout his entire career.

from SportsFive.net
The game that everyone has been talking about saw two undefeated teams putting it on the line. The fans were not disappointed in the game that saw a tying goal by Pittsford (14-1) with four seconds left and then an overtime win by Victor (14-0). | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
As Drew Brooks dominated the faceoff circle, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team was able to jump out to an early 3-0 lead over top-ranked Cazenovia on Thursday.

“We hardly had the ball in the first quarter because their faceoff guy did a great job,” said Laker coach Jim Longo. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
The Warriors outscored C-NS 5-3 in the final quarter and sent the game to overtime before Ryan Waldron netted the game-winner in the second overtime for a 9-8 Northstar victory. | Box Score

from WWNY-TV
Watertown won a tight boys' contest when it hosted Immaculate Heart on the lacrosse field Thursday. The Cyclones won the contest 11-10 in three overtimes. Check out the action in the video, plus highlights from a pair of Frontier League girls' lacrosse contests that saw wins by General Brown and IHC.

from the Albany Times-Union
Liam Cannon and Matt Stucchi scored in the fourth quarter as Shenendehowa held off upset-minded Burnt Hills, 9-6, in a Suburban Council boys' lacrosse game in Burnt Hills.

from The Saratogian
Shaker girls lacrosse head coach Kara DePaula-Lynch looked toward senior Kailyn Hart after Thursday’s game against Saratoga Springs and joked, “Yeah, I guess she did okay today.” Hart scored six goals to lead Shaker (6-6) over Saratoga (6-7), 13-5, at Shaker High School on Thursday afternoon, securing a much-needed Suburban Council victory.

from Watertown Daily Times
Much of the heart of South Jefferson’s recent renaissance in boys lacrosse has been stalwart defensive play. The rallying cry this season for the Spartans, particularly on defense, has been simply to “not get beat.“ South Jefferson has embraced the motto as they’re forging the program’s best campaign in over a decade.

from Syracuse.com
1. Johnnie Williams, Clinton: 3-6-9; W, 13-8 vs Vernon-Verona-Sherrill

from Syracuse.com
1. Cassidy Doster, LaFayette: 6-4-10; W, 15-5 vs Onondaga

from The Saratogian
The No. 20/20 University at Albany women’s lacrosse team experienced an exercise in patience on Sunday evening. The Great Danes, just a few hours removed from a loss in the America East championship game, sat waiting, hoping, clinging to a faint sense of anticipation that, maybe, their season was not over.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland senior midfielder Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and first-year head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr has been chosen as the league's Coach of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland junior attack Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena) has been selected as the 2015 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year and Steve Beville (West Genesee) has been named the conference's Coach of the Year in a vote of the league's head coaches.

from Hamilton College Athletics
Hamilton College travels to Salisbury, Md., to take on Salisbury University at Sea Gull Stadium in a 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship second round game on Sunday, May 10. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 for general admission and $3 for students with ID or children ages 12 and under.

from the Albany Times-Union
Michelle Primomo (Bethlehem Central) didn't play for the University at Albany lacrosse team in 2012. She needed a breather, in part to figure out a career path. The delay, making her the eldest player on the roster this season, couldn't have come with better timing.

from ESPN
Officials at West Point are not passively hoping for more soldiers to emerge from the gyms and playing fields of the country. They're actively amping up recruiting efforts in existing sports and are knee-deep in the creation of a new Division 1 team for next spring -- Army's women's lacrosse team will be elevated from club status to full varsity level for the 2016-17 season. The club team just wrapped up its season, going 8-3.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from The Ithaca Journal
Albany senior attacker Lyle Thompson is as good as it gets in NCAA lacrosse, but Cornell's players and coach say they're ready for the challenge they'll face at noon Saturday at Schoellkopf Field.

from America East Conference
Lyle Thompson and Connor Fields talk about Connor's first year with the Great Danes.

from RIT Athletics
The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team will face conference rival, No. 15 Union College for the third time this season, in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. The second round game takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May at Tiger Stadium.

from Inside Lacrosse
To this day, Syracuse's vacated 1990 NCAA men's lacrosse Division I championship plaque remains missing. "The Lost Trophy" is a story that celebrates that team that continues to inspire today's players with their creativity and innovation under the unique leadership of Roy Simmons Jr., explores Gary and Paul Gait's impact on the game and Syracuse's bitter rivalry with Johns Hopkins, explains why the NCAA took away Syracuse's 1990 title and details the mystery behind the trophy's current whereabouts.

The Lost Trophy debuts on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m., on ESPNU, kicking off wall-to-wall coverage of the men's DI lacrosse NCAA Tournament. ESPNU re-airs The Lost Trophy on Tuesday, 5/12 at 10 p.m. and then again Wednesday, 5/13 at 7 p.m. The trailer is below.

from OCC Athletics
The nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team will look to capture its third national championship over the weekend at the 2015 NJCAA Women's Lacrosse National Championship here on campus at David W. Murphy Field.

from SportsFive.net
Victor, Pittsford Need OT to Settle Things, Other results from Thursday.

from the Eagle News
At the very least, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team is assured of a place in the Section III Class C playoffs. Whether it carries a full amount of confidence and momentum into the sectional tournament remains to be seen.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Army Black Knight junior attack man Connor Cook isn’t the biggest man when he steps on the field for the lacrosse team. In fact, there are times you won’t be able to see him amongst the trees of the opposing defenses. But, what he lacks in the size, he makes up in heart.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Newly-minted Tewaaraton Award finalist Kevin Rice took LM for a tour of Syracuse's lacrosse facilities.

from Elmira College Athletics
Three members of the Elmira College women's lacrosse team received year-end honors from the Empire 8 Conference. Headlining this year's honorees was Ashton Hogan '15 who was tabbed as an All-Conference First Team selection and Marissa Mongillo '15 who earned an Honorable Mention nod. Additionally, Krista Peltier '15 was named to the Empire 8 Sportswoman of the Year Team.

from
The 2015 NLL Playoffs will kick off on Friday when the Buffalo Bandits (11-7, 3rd seed in the East) head to Blue Cross Arena to take on the Rochester Knighthawks (12-6, 2nd seed in the East) at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the game live on WatchESPN in the United States and on TSN GO in Canada.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits forward Ryan Benesch was named Player of the Month for April. The award also encompasses the NLL’s week 18 games played in May.

from the Rochester Rattlers
A big trade went down Monday which could prove to be the reason Rochester returns to the Championship Game for a second straight season. The Rattlers sent attackman Miles Thompson and a 2016 4th Round Collegiate Draft Pick to the Florida Launch in exchange for Face-off Specialist Mike Poppleton and the rights to draftee Kevin Rice out of Syracuse as well as a 2016 6th Round Supplemental Draft Pick.
Thursday May 7, 2015 4:00PM UPDATE
from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany senior attack Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) has been selected as one of five Tewaaraton finalists for the 2015 season, the award’s committee announced on Thursday.

It is the third-straight season that Thompson has been named as one of the five Tewaaraton finalists. Thompson was a co-winner of the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2014 with brother Miles Thompson as the two were the NCAA leaders in assists and goals respectively.

from Syracuse Athletics
Senior attackman Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) has been named one of the five finalists for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. Awarded annually to the top male and female collegiate lacrosse player, The Tewaaraton Award is the sport's pre-eminent individual honor.

The finalists for this year's award were announced on Thursday, May 7 by The Tewaaraton Award Foundation. In addition to Rice the list of male finalists includes attackmen Wesley Berg (Denver), Matt Kavanagh (Notre Dame), Lyle Thompson (Albany) and midfielder Myles Jones (Duke).

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior Kayla Treanor has been named a finalist for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour. It marks the second consecutive year that Treanor has been among the five finalists for the award, which is given annually to the top female and male college lacrosse players in the nation.

from SUNY.edu
For a sport that has been around for hundreds of years, it took less than 20 years for a community college in upstate New York to become a consistent powerhouse as one of the best programs in the nation. The Onondaga Community College Lazers have been blazing quite the trail for themselves and the school over the last 5+ years as they have taken a strong stance against losing. The OCC men’s lacrosse team is currently in the midst of a 103 (yes, that’s one HUNDRED three) game winning streak that started on March 27, 2010.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (14-4) will fight for the right to face Syracuse against No. 15/14 Penn (13-4) on Friday at 2:00 p.m. The Danes meet the Quakers at the SU Soccer Stadium, with all the action available online through Cuse.com.

10:20AM UPDATE
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Chaunce Hill of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Akron High School, and CNY Road Hawks is the 2015 Male Tewaaraton Scholarship recipient, the family learned of the award in a phone call from the Tewaaraton Foundation.

from Syracuse.com
The Syracuse lacrosse team will face Marist in the first round of the NCAA tournament at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Carrier Dome.

from Lax Sports Network

from the Watertown Daily Times
Fittingly on senior night, South Jefferson’s upperclassmen took command in the latest showdown for supremacy in Frontier League girls lacrosse. Morgan Alexander and Clarissa Perry combined for seven goals, and supported by a quartet of senior defenders, the Spartans pulled away from Watertown to record a 10-6 triumph on Wednesday night at South Jefferson High School to forge a tie for first place in the league with the Cyclones.

from The Troy Record
Face-offs are one of the keys to success in boys lacrosse. In some cases they can even be the difference between victory and defeat. That’s why players like Ballston Spa’s Pat Fennelly, Payton Tromblee and Jordan Greenlaw have spent the majority of their varsity careers focusing solely on that one aspect of the game. They’re face-off specialists.

from the Buffalo News
St. Joe’s took a major step towards clinching the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association regular season lacrosse championship Wednesday, holding off rival Canisius, 13-10, at the Robert T. Scott Athletic Complex. The Marauders (9-6, 6-0 Monsignor Martin) own a two-game lead over defending champion Bishop Timon-St. Jude.

from MPNnow.com
It’s the biggest game of the season in Section V because it pits what is arguably the best two area teams against each other. The Blue Devils come in with a 13-0 record following Tuesday’s win over Irondequoit, and Pittsford is 14-0 after beating Penfield, also on Tuesday. It’s also big because it’s the only time these teams will meet this season.

from The Saratogian
Justin Degener played a big part in the Blue Streaks’ four-game win streak to push their record to .500.

from The Daily Orange
When Kailah Kempney arrived at Syracuse for her freshman year, she didn’t know if she’d get a chance to take draw controls for the Orange. “I remember asking the coaches, ‘Can I like try to tryout for the draw?’” Kempney said. “They were just like, ‘You want to?’”

from The Daily Orange
Dave Wardwell was driving his son Bobby home from practice one night. A sixth-grader at the time, Bobby had just begun transitioning to a full-time lacrosse goalkeeper. “What is it about goalie,” Dave Wardwell remembers asking Bobby. “Are you sure you want to do this?”

“There’s something about a ball coming at you at 100 miles per hour that’s kind of exciting,” Bobby quipped to his father.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits and Knighthawks met three times over a span of four weeks early this season. Buffalo held second-half leads in each game, but Rochester swept the regular-season series, winning all three games. The Knighthawks earned home wins of 17-11 on January 31 and 13-12 in an overtime thriller on February 21. In the lone game at First Niagara Center on February 14, Rochester pulled away late for a 15-10 victory.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from OCC Athletics
The top-seeded Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team will look to capture its seventh straight national championship and ninth in the last ten years beginning Saturday when it heads south for the 2015 NJCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship in Baltimore, Md.

The Lazers will open the four-team tournament against fellow Region III member, Genesee Community College while second-seeded Nassau will battle third-seeded CCBC-Essex, which will be playing on its home field in the other semifinal pairing. The winner of each will then duel for the right to hoist their sport's top prize on Sunday. | LIVE Video, Saturday, 1PM, vs. Genesee CC

from Syracuse.com
You want excellence as a habit? You have Syracuse lacrosse, which has, since 1916, trotted out four, and only four, head coaches — Laurie Cox (116-40-14); Roy Simmons, Sr., (253-130-1); Roy Simmons, Jr., (290-96-0); and John Desko (210-65-0) — who have combined to win not only 72 percent of the school's 1,215 contests, but 16 national titles by one name or another.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Tickets for the NCAA Women's and Men's First Round game will be available on gameday at the ticket booth located at Ted Grant Field. Fans are encouraged to purchase their ticket early as not to be held up at long lines leading up to game time.

from the Oneida Daily Dispatch
Therese Pitman scored six goals for the Red Devils.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Over the past weekend, the superheroes Avengers returned to the silver screen to defeat Ultron, save the world and dominate the box office. Over the same weekend, the Rochester Rattlers had several superstars return to the team after NLL commitments to defeat the Florida Launch and save the team from falling further down the standings.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Senior Matt Savlov (Liverpool) scored the game-winning goal with 8:57 remaining in the fourth quarter to give nationally 10th-ranked Cortland a 9-8 victory over Springfield College Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Cortland improves its record to 15-4 and will host Endicott, who defeated Colorado College 12-6, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

from RIT Athletics
The top-ranked RIT (19-0) men's lacrosse team began play in the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship in style with a 24-3 win over Morrisville State (12-6) in the first round from Tiger Stadium Wednesday afternoon. RIT advances to the second round where they will face Union College on Saturday, May 9 at Tiger Stadium. | Box Score

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose USM? “I chose this school because when I visited they immediately made me feel at home. I love their enthusiasm for lacrosse and their constant dedication and drive to get better. I know as a team we can succeed. Also, for academics when I saw the PT building everything was new and you could tell the school put some serious money into it. Additionally, the teachers really care about their students and want nothing but the best so they will sacrifice free time to help!”

from Union College Athletics
Union used a balanced scoring attack, and overcame a three-goal deficit, to post a 15-12 win over Nazareth in an NCAA First Round game at Frank Bailey Field. Union, which has won 15-of-16 home games over the past two seasons, will face top-ranked RIT in Rochester on Saturday in a rematch of the Liberty League Championship Game. | Box Score

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men's lacrosse team won its first NCAA Tournament game in program history on Wednesday evening. Playing before a record crowd of 1,873 at Tenney Stadium, the Red Foxes defeated Bryant 10-6 in an NCAA First Four game.

from SUNY Canton Athletics
Senior Tressa Goolden (Canton) and the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team closed out the most successful season in team history after dropping a 13-5 decision to host Lebanon Valley College in the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament. | Box Score

from WNY Lacrosse Journal
There are times that Canisius College senior attack Tori Quinn knows exactly what coach Scott Teeter is thinking. That’s because she does the coaching thing in her spare time.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Appropriately, the National Lacrosse League Champion’s Cup Playoffs will open at the home of the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks. Rochester will host the Buffalo Bandits on Friday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the East Division Semifinals.

from the Buffalo Bandits
There are four championship banners hanging in the First Niagara Center, occasionally wafting to remind the great fans of Banditland. There is room for another, and the Bandits are ready.
Wednesday May 6, 2015 10:00AM UPDATE
from Syracuse.com
Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse have been on the wrong end of close games all season. The young Hornets squad have lost five of six games decided by two goals or less. Tuesday was a different story. F-M won an 8-7 overtime thriller and upset state-ranked West Genesee. | Box Score

from the Democrat & Chronicle
When a record crowd of 2,318 fans packed into Tiger Stadium last May, lacrosse fans hoped to watch the RIT men march to the NCAA Division III national title game for a second straight season.

But Tufts trounced the Tigers, 21-11, spoiling the party and ending what was then a dream season for coach Jake Coon's team, which was 20-0 at the time.

from the Albany Times-Union
Union All-America lacrosse defenseman Adam Sands is seven inches taller and 65 pounds heavier than teammate Charlie Ross, the Dutchmen's leading goal scorer. However, there's no backing down when the two seniors face each other in practice daily.

from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
The Morrisville State College lacrosse teams are in elite company. Of the 70 schools in the NCAA Division III tournaments - 38 for the women, 32 for the men - 13 schools have teams in both fields. Morrisville is one of them.

from LaxPower
Men's and Women's All-Confernce Teams and awards.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Four games featuring six Upstate teams scheduled for today.

from The Troy Record
The Averill Park girls lacrosse team had six players with two or more goals in Tuesdsay’s 18-10 non-league win over South Glens Falls. Megan Lettko paced the Lady Warriors’ attack with five goals while Kenzie Minkler contributed two tallies and helped on two scores. Maddie Caroll and Abbi Zalucky both recorded a hat trick and both Anita Reitano and Kate McDowell scored two goals.

from The Daily News
The Batavia/Attica lacrosse team’s recent struggles continued on Tuesday as the Blue Devils fell behind 8-2 at the half and dropped a 15-4 contest to visiting Bath.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Devin Kelly scored three goals to lead the Massena girls lacrosse team to a 12-11 victory over Heuvelton in a Northern Athletic Conference game Tuesday.

from the Utica Observer-Dispatch
As usual, the Sparrior Cup boys lacrosse game between longtime rivals New Hartford and Whitesboro had what Spartans coach Dan Pope called a “playoff feel” to it. As expected, New Hartford's first-place mettle was tested Tuesday, at least early on, before pulling away for an 11-6 Tri Valley League victory at Don Edick Field.

from the Buffalo News
Eden wrapped up the likely No. 2 seed in the Section VI Class C boys lacrosse playoffs Tuesday night with a 13-6 victory at Amherst. It was the last league game for the Raiders (9-2, 8-1 Class C), who most likely will be seeded behind only Akron when the playoffs start.

from The Troy Record
Tuesday night’s Suburban Council girls lacrosse showdown between Saratoga Springs and Niskayuna was a tale of two halves.

from Syracuse.com
1. Percy Booth, LaFayette: 6-3-9; W, 18-5 vs Manlius Pebble Hill

from Syracuse.com
1. Hannah Powers, Skaneateles: 6-4-10; W, 21-8 vs LaFayette

from SportsFive.net
Newark and Pal-Mac honored teammates who have been fighting medical issues, and the Reds won the game for the first time since 2008.

from PressConnects.com
Johnson City 9, Chenango Forks 6: At Johnson City, Shan Majewksi scored four straight goals to secure the win for the Wildcats.

from WBNG-TV
Chenango Forks cut the Johnson City lead down to 6-5 in the fourth quarter, but that is as close as the Blue Devils got on Tuesday night. JC held off Forks for a 9-6 win in boy's lacrosse. (Video 1:46)

from the Watertown Daily Times
Adding another highlight to its breakout season, the South Jefferson boys lacrosse team made program history on Tuesday night. Caleb Alford scored four goals and Austin Robare totaled four assists as the Spartans topped Immaculate Heart Central, 8-2 to secure the program’s first “B” Division title in the Frontier League.

from 3d Rising
New York’s Section V, which encompasses the city of Rochester, the Genesee River Valley and parts of the Finger Lakes Region, is becoming one of the most talent rich regions for lacrosse and this season is highlighting that.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Club Affiliation: FCA northeast

Why did you choose school? “I chose the school because I really liked the small campus the team’s goals and style of play and also playing in a competitive conference.”

from the Buffalo Bandits
Entering the team’s final regular-season contest, there was no doubt in Anthony Cosmo’s mind. Although his Buffalo Bandits were locked into a first-round playoff matchup with the Rochester Knighthawks, the stalwart goaltender wanted to play every minute of last Saturday’s regular-season finale against the New England Black Wolves.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Talk among players about forming an association gained momentum in the early 1990s. Boston Blazers player Peter Schmitz and Detroit Turbos player Dave Succamore were among those who took an interest. All these years later, they run the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association. Schmitz is president and Succamore is vice-president and executive director. But back to the beginning.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the entire 2015 NLL Playoffs will air live on WatchESPN in the United States. NLL postseason coverage on ESPN3 starts this weekend with two first-round Division Semifinal single-elimination matchups and continues through the Champion's Cup Finals in June.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse junior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) is the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year and Gary Gait is the league's Coach of the Year. The annual awards were voted on by the league's eight head coaches and were announced on Tuesday, May 5.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse won the 1990 men's lacrosse national championship. Then the NCAA took it away.

The Lost Trophy Trailer from American ED TV Productions on Vimeo.

from Hartwick College Athletics
Hartwick senior attackman Roy Simmons (Fayetteville-Manlius) was named to the 2015 Empire 8 Conference Men's Lacrosse Sportsman of the Year Team, announced on Tuesday.

from Syracuse.com
Hannah Powers scored six goals and added four assists on Tuesday in a win over LaFayette. | Box Score

from The Ithaca Journal
The Ithaca High boys lacrosse team completed the season sweep of Horseheads, holding off the host Blue Raiders to win a 15-13 shootout on Tuesday evening at Horseheads High.

from Alfred University Athletics
Four members of the Alfred University men's lacrosse team have been named Empire 8 Conference all-stars, including freshman attack Jake Lynch (Whitney Point), who was named the league's Rookie of the Year.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
SUNY Potsdam freshman men's lacrosse player Eric Soderquist (Watertown) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference 2015 Rookie of the Year. In addition, Soderquist joins junior defender Kyle Hauk (Immaculate Heart) on the All-SUNYAC first team. Junior captain Pat Bonafede (Churchville-Chili), senior captain Jon Woodworth (Carthage) and junior long-stick midfielder Lindsey Pound (Immaculate Heart) earned spots on the second team. Junior goalie Pete Gropp (Fairport) and junior midfielder Matt Kennedy (Cicero-North Syracuse) were named Honorable Mention All-SUNYAC.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team was honored with five members being named to All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) teams Tuesday with two additional Golden Eagles being named honorable mentions.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Conference Women's Lacrosse teams were announced Tuesday as The College at Brockport's Kelly Wall (Shenendehowa) and Colleen Hathaway (South Jefferson) were honored with first team honors. Hathaway was also awarded the SUNYAC Defender of the Year award for her outstanding effort during the Golden Eagles season.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
SUNY Potsdam senior women's lacrosse players Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) and Bailey Weigel (Williamsville East) have been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference third team. Petit earns the honor for the second year in a row and Weigel for the second time in three seasons.

from the Elmira Star-Gazette
The Elmira High School boys varsity lacrosse team, which didn't win its first game until last season, came up with another big victory Tuesday afternoon when senior Jordan Goldbourn became the program's first player to sign with a college team.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Soderquist led the Bears in scoring in his first season. He connected for 25 goals and added 15 assists for 40 points. The freshman attackman placed sixth in the SUNYAC in scoring with an average of 2.67 points per game. He was ninth in goals per game (1.67) and eighth in assists per game (1.00).

from RIT Athletics
Four members of the RIT women's lacrosse team were named to the 2015 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced on Monday, May 4. Juniors Sage Sarkis (Honeoye Falls-Lima) and Holly Leone (Centerport, NY/Harborfields) were first team selections, while classmate Corrina Mandell (Corning East), and Emily Livecchi (Our Lady of Mercy) were honorable mention picks. Livecchi was named the 2015 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Year.

from SportsFive.net
The big showdown between the last two undefeated teams in the Section will be an opportunity to benefit and remember fallen players from both Pittsford and Victor. The two teams will face off at Pittsford Sutherland High School on May 7th at 7:00.

There will be a $2.00 admission for the contest which will benefit the Jeff Milano-Johnson Fund and the Alex Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Zittel came to the Nittany Lions after a stellar four-year career at Eden High School, where he earned US Lacrosse All-American status as a senior; All-ECIC and All-WNY; and was named captain. While Eden isn’t a powerhouse school like some others in Western New York, that never stopped Zittel from working and honing his craft. During the offseason he would put in extra hours practicing and playing on as many travel teams he could.

from the Federation of International Lacrosse
The 2015 U-19 Women’s Field Lacrosse roster is now set as the 18 players get ready for the FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 World Championship at the University of Edinburgh Scotland’s Peffermill Playing Fields between July 23rd and August 1st, 2015.
Tuesday May 5, 2015 10:05AM UPDATE
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Just when you think you’ve seen everything.

This spring has had a number of unique twists and turns, and now that the NCAA fields have been set for the three national championships, we can look forward to more surprises. Or not.

from Clarkson Athletics
Sophomore midfielder Ryan St. Croix (West Genesee) was named a Liberty League First-Team All-Star, while seniors Corey Herrington (West Genesee), Dylan Broomfield (Clinton) , and JD St. Croix (West Genesee) were picked as Liberty League Second-Team All-Stars. Senior Matt Gold (Pittsford), juniors Austin Case (Vestal) and Keith Mierzwa (Fairport), and sophomore Nick Strandholm earned Liberty League Honorable Mention notice.

from Colgate Athletics
There's more work to be done.

That was the theme at Sunday's Colgate Men's Lacrosse team banquet, where nine seniors were honored and five individual awards presented before a crowd of staff, parents and friends of the program.

from Syracuse Athletics
Kristiana Ferguson had always played on attack. But before the 2015 season, Ferguson and her coaches jokingly discussed the idea of a switch. Syracuse only had one goalie in the fall and practices would take longer because of it, Ferguson said. At first, having her take some of the shots so starting goalie Kelsey Richardson could get a rest was only a somewhat serious suggestion.

from Syracuse.com
Garrett Sadler of Chittenango scored seven goals in a win on Monday night.

from Syracuse.com
Four girls with seven points Monday.

from Syracuse.com
Marcellus girls lacrosse coach Dick Lundblad earned his 200th career win on Monday as the No. 9 media-ranked Mustangs beat Westhill 15-11.

from SportsFive.net
This week there is a senior midfielder from Thomas and a pair of goalies with nearly identical stats from Pittsford and Victor as Players of the Week. Kevin Hill is the offensive POW and Kevin Maguire (Pittsford) and Chayse Ierlan (Victor) are the defensive Player of the Week recipients.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
“They worked hard to not only be good lacrosse players, but good leaders,” Julie Buccieri.

When you think off one of the most successful girls lacrosse programs in Western New York you automatically think of Lancaster High School.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
Niagara University senior Brittany Delano knows what it takes to win. After all, she was part of the dynasty that is going on at Lancaster High School. She didn’t see much losing in her four years in high school.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose the school? “I wanted the challenge of coming out of a small public school and getting the chance to play for one of the one best teams in the country. I want to work as hard as I can to make it on the field. I want to show kids that you don’t have to go to a big private school or the best team. If you put the extra work in before or after practice it can show.”

from LaxAllStars.com
Although the 17th-place [Glasgow Clydesiders] finish matches their placement in 2013 and 2014, this years result represents a slight improvement as there are 21 teams in the tournament instead of the 20 of prior years. American Brian Witmer (Oswego) was team MVP with solid play on both sides of the floor. Five different nationalities were represented on the squad, including a large group of Scottish-Canadians, were displayed on the team logo: A stick-weilding Groundkeeper Willy of the Simpsons over a Canadian Maple Leaf.

from North Country Sports
Monday's results.

from North Country Sports
One Monday final and current standings.

12:15AM HEADLINES
from the LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association
For the first time in years, the old outdoor box lacrosse arena located at the end of Amidon Road in LaFayette saw plenty of action over the weekend. But it wasn’t from 90 mph shots on tiny cages, or hard knocks dished out in tight quarters. The hard knocks came from hammers and drills and other power tools as local community leaders and Lancer lacrosse alumni came together to rebuild the old facility located at what locals know as LaFayette Beach.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (2-2) and the Florida Launch (0-3) have come to terms on a trade that will allow both teams to fill some major holes that have been plaguing them in the early going this season.

Rochester has traded second year Attackman Miles Thompson (LaFayette) and a 4th round pick in the 2016 Collegiate Draft for Midfielder-F/O Mike Poppleton Fayetteville-Manlius), the rights to Syracuse Orange Attackman Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) and a 6th round pick in the 2016 supplemental draft.

from Syracuse Athletics
Sophomore faceoff specialist Ben Williams took home the final ACC Defensive Player of the Week award of the season on Monday, May 4 for his role in Saturday's 9-7 victory at Colgate.

from USILA.org
Syracuse #1; Le Moyne #3; RIT #1.

from IWLCA.org
Syracuse #3; Le Moyne #4; SUNY Cortland #4.

from William Smith Athletics
Five members of the William Smith College lacrosse team garnered All-Liberty League honors as announced by the conference office today. Sophomore Alexandra Bird (Marcellus) and senior Hayley Braun were voted to the all-conference first team.

from Marist Athletics
Marist will host the NEC Champion Bryant Bulldogs in the preliminary round of the NCAA Tournament at 7 p.m. May 6 in Tenney Stadium. Wednesday night will mark the first time Marist has hosted an NCAA sporting event. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office located in McCann Center.

from Cornell Athletics
For the first time since 2011, the No. 11 Big Red men's lacrosse team will host an NCAA First Round game, as it welcomes No. 6 Albany to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 9 at noon. With the promise of an exciting lacrosse game featuring one of the most storied programs in college lacrosse history taking on one of the top scoring offenses in the nation, the Cornell Department of Athletics encourages fans to purchase tickets early and allow extra time for both travel and parking.

from Alfred Athletics
Alfred University has been scheduled to host the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III men's lacrosse championships this weekend. AU (12-3) is the second seed in the six-team tournament, which will be held Wednesday (May 6) and Saturday and Sunday (May 9-10). On Wednesday, third-seeded Stockton will host sixth-seeded Lebanon Valley, while fourth-seeded Marywood will entertain fifth-seeded Misericordia.

from RIT Athletics
Ten members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2015 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse All-Conference team, which was announced by the league office on Monday, May 4. Sophomore Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) was named the 2015 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year, junior Matt Hossack (Port Perry, Ontario/Port Perry) was the Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Jake Coon (Homer) was named Co-Coach of the Year.

from Syracuse.com
Cazenovia's win over West Genesee last week certainly opened the door for a three-way tie atop this poll. But like the girls poll, we just don't want to do that. We'd rather give you something to argue about.

from Syracuse.com
We'll probably get smacked around a little bit this week. Three teams, seemingly equals, and only one spot at the top. But we're leaving the Skaneateles Lakers at No. 1 in our CNY high school girls lacrosse poll this week.

from New York State Sportswriters
Class A - Pittsford #5; Class B - Victor #2; Class C - Cazenovia #3.

from New York State Sportswriters
Class A - West Genesee #1; Class B - Watertown #4; Class C - Skaneateles #2.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Jordan MacIntosh scored 4 Goals and an Assist including the game winning goal in Overtime against Florida in Week 4.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc knows all about breaking records and winning awards. As the only four-time winner of the National Lacrosse League’s Goaltender of the Year Award, “Vno” has become accustomed to hearing his name at awards ceremonies. Tonight, Vinc will add a new honor to his Hall of Fame resume, as the winner of the Democrat and Chronicle Pro Athlete of the Year.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
During the 2015 Champion’s Cup Playoffs, the Rochester Knighthawks will transform Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena into a “Sea of Teal.” The three-time defending National Lacrosse League champions will open the playoffs on Friday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m., as they host the Buffalo Bandits in the East Division Semifinals.
Monday May 4, 2015 9:30AM UPDATE
from SUNY Albany Athletics
The America East men’s lacrosse champion UAlbany will head to Ithaca to rematch against Cornell, the 8-seed, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at noon on Saturday, May 9th.

The game will be held at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca with Cornell serving as the host. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN.

from Cornell Athletics
For the third year in a row, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will host in-state rival Albany on Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, May 9, at noon. It will the Big Red's first home game in the NCAA first round since hosting Hartford in 2011. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed live on www.ESPN3.com. The No. 8 Big Red would play a potential quarterfinal contest at Denver if it can knock off the Great Danes in the first round. No. 1 seed Notre Dame will meet the winner of the Towson-High Point play-in game opposite Cornell in the bracket.

from Syracuse.com
The first team to pop up on the NCAA lacrosse selection show Sunday night was top-seeded Notre Dame, a mild surprise for those anticipating Syracuse nailing down the No. 1 slot. In truth, the data differential was miniscule, committee chair Heather Lyke said Sunday night, and that led the committee to give the Fighting Irish the nod for the top seed.

from Colgate Athletics
The Raiders learned their 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship destination Sunday night via the ESPNU selection show. A packed house here at Rusch's Bar & Grill erupted into cheers when the news hit the big screens that Colgate was headed south to meet the Tar Heels.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (14-4) ended the day on a high note, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, set to begin this Friday, May 9. The Danes will face Penn (13-4) in the Syracuse Regional on Friday in the first round. Game time is to be determined. The winner of Friday’s match-up at the SU Soccer Stadium in Syracuse clashes with the fourth-seeded Orange on Sunday, May 10.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The 2015 Northeast-10 Conference regular season co-champion Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been selected to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships for the fourth time in five years, as announced by the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Selection Committee on Sunday night on NCAA.com. The fourth-ranked and second-seeded Dolphins will host the fifth-ranked and third seeded University of New Haven in the NCAA Division II First Round on Saturday, May 9. The game time will be announced on Monday.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team will play either Castleton State College or Morrisville State College in an NCAA Division III tournament second-round game on Sunday, May 10, at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

In a new twist to the tournament schedule this year, the first-round game between Castleton and Morrisville will be held at Cortland on Saturday, May 9, with the winner remaining in Cortland to face the Red Dragons the following day. In recent seasons, the first-round game was held mid-week at one of the competing schools.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team will host Springfield College in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Div. III playoffs on Wednesday, May 6 at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Game time is to be announced.

The winner of Wednesday's game advances to the second round on Saturday, May 19, and will face either Endicott College or Colorado College at a site to be determined. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 and the semifinals on Sunday, May 17. The Division III national championship game is Sunday, May 24, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

from Hamilton College Athletics
Hamilton College will play Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 10.

from Lacrosse Magazine
As expected, two of the three remaining undefeated teams in the country grabbed the top seeds in their respective side of the bracket. RIT, fresh off dismantling Union in the Liberty League finals, was awarded pole position in the North while Gettysburg lords over the South pairings.

from Syracuse.com
As of May 3, 2015.

from Syracuse.com
As of May 3, 2015.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
How quickly time flies.

It has been four years since she was one of the best lacrosse players in the Western New York area. Now, Julia Suriani is getting ready to finish her senior season with Division II Le Moyne College.

from CBS12.com
The veteran seems to be getting better with age, and is in now way getting tired of playing lacrosse. Part of the readon is because his young daughter Bella is now old enough to be on the sidelines for almost every game.

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from Lax 3.0
Watertown's Noah Taylor is the Section 3 Points and Assists leader, Chittenango's Garrett Sadler leads in Goals.

from Monroe CC Athletics
The Monroe Community College women's lacrosse team won its fifth straight Region III championship after defeating Onondaga Community College 19-8 on a sun-drenched DiMarco Field Sunday.

The Tribunes (13-0) will take a 47-game winning streak into next weekend's NJCAA tournament, which will be hosted by OCC in Syracuse. Monroe has won the last two national titles and four of the last five. | Box Score | Full Game Video

from RIT Athletics
For the fourth straight year, the RIT (18-0) men's lacrosse team sits atop the Liberty League Conference. The top-ranked Tigers defeated third-seeded Union College (12-4), 25-14 in the title game Sunday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers win their sixth straight conference title overall and fourth straight Liberty League Championship, earning the automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange men's lacrosse team will take on the winner of the play-in game between Northeast Conference champion Bryant and MAAC champion Marist in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships for the 13th time, as announced by the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Selection Committee on Sunday night on NCAA.com. The top-ranked and top-seeded Dolphins will host fifth-ranked and fourth-seeded LIU Post in the NCAA Division II First Round for the second straight year on Saturday, May 9. Game time will be announced on Monday afternoon.

from Marist Athletics
With 10:09 left in the second quarter of Saturday’s MAAC championship game, junior attackman Joseph Radin scored not only his second goal of the game, but 48th of the season. It was a historic tally, as it set a single-season program record. The previous record of 47 had stood for 29 years, as it was set by Peter Cleary and Jim McCormick in 1986. Radin finished with three goals on the day and 49 to date this season. His 109 career goals currently rank fifth in program history.

from Canisius Athletics
The 2015 Golden Griffins women's lacrosse season comes to an end, as the team lost it's first MAAC Championship in the last five years to Fairfield. Despite a strong effort by the Griffs the team was unable to overcome the strong Stags defense and lost, 9-7, in front of a sold out crowd at the Demske Sports Complex. | Box Score

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (14-4) suffered an 11-8 loss at the hands of No. 6/5 Stony Brook (18-1) on Sunday afternoon in the America East Championship game. The Danes will await the 9:00 p.m., Sunday NCAA selection show in hopes of an at-large bid. | Box Score PDF

from Le Moyne Athletics
Connor Duddy scored with 21 seconds left in overtime to give fourth-ranked and third-seeded Adelphi University a 12-11 victory over top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College in the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship game on Sunday at Ted Grant Field. | Box Score

from SUNYAC.com
Senior Benjamin Dunlavey (Corning East) scored a game-high five points on three goals and two assists for the Red Dragons. Senior goalie Scott Tota registered 10 saves for Cortland.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Reinforcements came, they saw, they took over. That was the hope going into Sunday’s matinee as the host Rochester Rattlers took on the Florida Launch on a beautiful sunny day in Western NY. The Rattlers added returning players Joel White, Justin Turri, Mike Manley and Jordan MacIntosh.
Sunday May 3, 2015 11:15AM UPDATE
from the Iroquois Nationals
On June 25, the Iroquois Nationals coaching staff will be holding a true “open” tryout session from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., offering any Haudenosaunee lacrosse player the opportunity to be evaluated and move forward in the tryout process. At the conclusion of the session, a catered meal will be provided to participants. Players whom the coaches and evaluation staff deem worthy will be asked to participate in the remainder of the tryout.

from Canisius Athletics
The Blue and Gold will face MAAC foe and No. 2 seeded Fairfield on Sunday at Noon, in what looks to be a very strong match-up. Fairfield reached the Championship game after playing in the early game on Friday evening against Monmouth. The Stags beat the Hawks, 8-7, in a strong defensive game.

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from OCC Athletics
Live Stats will be available for all games and can be accessed by clicking the link or through www.onondagalazers.com. Live Video of all games will be streamed on the Lazers Sports Network. In-game updates for all games will be available by following the Lazers' official Twitter account: @OnondagaLazers Tickets can be purchased at the venue for $10 per day or $15 for a tournament pass. Both rates include an official championship program.

from Syracuse.com
Kyla Sears scored three of her game-high five goals in the second quarter to help Class C No. 2 state-ranked Skaneateles rally from a 7-4 halftime deficit to a 11-9 victory over Class A No.1 state-ranked West Genesee in a non-league girls lacrosse game on Saturday. | Box Score

from PressConnects.com
Alex Sprague-Getsy netted the game-winning goal as Johnson City boys lacrosse upended visiting Maine-Endwell, 6-4, to hand the Spartans' their first loss this season. The Wildcats' (13-1) only loss came at the hands of M-E (12-1).

from SportsFive.net
With four seconds left in regulation, Brighton attackman Brady McDermott scored to force overtime, where Max Coke received a pass from Will Bender to give Brighton a 10-9 win at home; Photos and recaps from Saturday's action.

from the Watertown Daily Times
The Watertown boys lacrosse team’s triumph against rival Carthage on Saturday afternoon represented a microcosm of its season as a whole. The Cyclones shook off a slow start and dominated the second half en route to holding off the Comets, 8-7, in a Frontier League “A” Division showdown at Comet Field.

The Comets will also host a Team 24 event, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, next Saturday with three varsity games on tap on their home field, including a game against New Hartford at noon. Watertown plays Skaneateles at 2 p.m., with General Brown playing Fulton at 4 p.m.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits were looking to go into the playoffs on a high note. Following Saturday night’s regular-season finale, they finished on one of the highest notes possible, dispatching of the New England Black Wolves by a score of 20-10 at First Niagara Center.

The Bandits will now face the Rochester Knighthawks in the NLL East Division Semifinal game on Friday at 7 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena. The winner of that game will advance to the NLL East Finals against the top-seeded Toronto Rock the following weekend.

from NLL.com
The Minnesota Swarm (6-12) finished off the season with a thrilling 13-12 overtime win against the Rochester Knighthawks (12-6) in front of 9,086 fans at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday night. With the victory, Minnesota won the season series 2-1 against the three-time defending champion Knighthawks.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Forward Ryan Benesch was celebrated as the team’s Offensive Player of the Year, while defenseman Steve Priolo was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. In a fan vote on Facebook, Alex Kedoh Hill was named the “Breakout Bandit of the Year,” while the team named Jerome Thompson (LaFayette) its Rookie of the Year.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (1-2) return to their home stadium on the College at Brockport campus for a Sunday matinee as they take on the visiting Florida Launch (0-2) tomorrow at 1 pm. Rochester looks to get back on track after two letdowns in a back to back series against the New York Lizards.

It’s been well documented that the Rattlers have had an uphill fight early in the season due to missing several key players to either injury or the indoor league. Heading into this weekend’s contest, the home team looks to get back to their winning ways as reinforcements may be on their way to Western NY.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
The #7/7 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team secured its second America East Tournament three-peat in dominating fashion on Saturday, crushing rival #17/16 Stony Brook 22-9 in the conference title game at Bob Ford Field. | Box Score | Rich Barnes Photos

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the last four goals of the game to earn a 15-6 victory versus 17th-ranked Fredonia Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 17-1 on the season and won their 17th consecutive conference tournament title and earned their 17th straight NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Blue Devils had a nine-game winning streak snapped and fell to 15-3 and await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

from Syracuse Athletics
Nicky Galasso scored a pair of late goals to lead No. 1 Syracuse (12-2) past No. 12 Colgate, 9-7, in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday, May 2 at Andy Kerr Stadium. | Box Score

from Army West Point Athletics
Second-ranked Notre Dame got out to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and defeated the 18th-ranked Army West Point men's lacrosse team on Saturday in front of a Michie Stadium lacrosse record of 12,133 fans. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
No. 3/2 Syracuse's second-half comeback came up just short in a 9-8 setback to No. 16/14 Loyola in the final game of the regular season. The Orange enters next week's NCAA Tournament with a record of 14-7. | Box Score

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men's lacrosse team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship for the second time in school history, and first time since 2005, on Saturday at Tenney Stadium. The top-seeded Red Foxes defeated second-seeded Quinnipiac by a score of 16-14. | Box Score

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the last four goals of the game to earn a 15-6 victory versus 17th-ranked Fredonia Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 17-1 on the season and won their 17th consecutive conference tournament title and earned their 17th straight NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Blue Devils had a nine-game winning streak snapped and fell to 15-3 and await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team defeated Nazareth, 11-6, in the Empire 8 semi-final game. Ithaca's win improves their overall record to 11-7 and 6-2 in the conference. The victory allows them to advance to the conference finals on Sunday, May 3rd. | Box Score

from Nazareth Athletics
Host Nazareth built a four-goal lead late in the fourth quarter, then withstood a late-game flurry by Ithaca to claim its ninth Empire 8 Conference title in men's lacrosse with a 9-8 victory over the Bombers at Golden Flyer Stadium. | Box Score

from Le Moyne Athletics
Junior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) recorded six points, including the go-ahead and game-winning goals, to lead the second-seeded and fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over third-seeded and fifth-ranked University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships at Adelphi University's Motamed Field. | Box Score

from St. John Fisher Athletics
Second-seeded St. John Fisher College advanced to the title game in the Empire 8 Women's Lacrosse Championship, as the Cardinals picked up a 10-7 win over No. 3 Stevens Institute of Technology in Saturday's semifinals, hosted by Nazareth College. | Box Score

from SUNY Morrisville Athletics
The Mustangs were not to be denied on this bright and sunny day this afternoon at Drake Field as the Morrisville State College Mustangs made history with their 13-8 win over rival Keuka College in the 2015 NEAC Championship Final. The victory gives this year's conference coach of the year Jason Longo his second NEAC Tournament Championship but it is the first that automatically qualifies Morrisville State for the NCAA Division III National Tournament. | Box Score

from SUNY Cortland athletics
The nationally 11th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team built a 14-6 lead in the fourth quarter and held off a late rally by Plattsburgh to earn a 14-12 victory in the SUNYAC Finals Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 14-4 and earned an automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Cardinals fell to 13-6.

from Monroe CC Athletics
Nicole Beatson (Skaneateles) led the way with five goals as the MCC women's lacrosse team advanced to the Region III championship game with a 26-3 victory over Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday afternoon. | Box Score

from OCC Athletics
For the third consecutive season, the nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team defeated nationally-ranked Jefferson Community College after outlasting the Cannoneers in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region III Women's Lacrosse Championship, 12-6, on Saturday at Monroe Community College in Rochester. | Box Score

from Keuka College Athletics
The Keuka College women's lacrosse team survived a scare from SUNY Polytechnic Saturday in the semifinals of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) tournament, but the top-seeded Wolfpack advanced with a 14-11 win over the Wildcats on a sunny afternoon at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. | Box Score

from Union College Athletics
Kim Grinhaus made a career high 16 saves and Jackie Hagopian and Emily McGrail scored four goals each to lead host Union College to a 14-6 win over Skidmore College in the 2015 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Championship Game Saturday at Frank Bailey Field. The Dutchwomen won the Liberty League Championship for the first time since 2006 and secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs. | Box Score

from Lancaster Online
Life is full of decisions. Some big, some small. The Schultz family in Manheim Township School District could speak for this firsthand.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
The NEAC Coach of the Year honor went to Morrisville State College's Jason Longo (Cazenovia) after an excellent season guiding the Mustangs. Longo led Morrisville to the conference's regular season title, going a perfect 8-0 in NEAC action. That also earned the squad the top seed in the upcoming four-team NEAC Tournament. Longo also saw six of his players garner All-Conference recognition.

from Elmira Star-Gazette
Coming off its biggest win of the season, it took a some time before the Horseheads boys lacrosse team found its groove Saturday afternoon against Section 4 rival Elmira.
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from SUNY Albany Athletics
After going down 5-1 in the early going, University at Albany women’s lacrosse (14-3) outlasted a tough Vermont (11-7) squad 14-13 in OT, earning a spot in the America East final on Sunday at noon. Junior Rachel Bowles (Cicero North-Syracuse) notched the game-winner with time winding down in the first overtime period. | Box Score PDF

from US Lacrosse
It was in October when I learned that the Minnesota Swarm had acquired Miles Thompson for the upcoming NLL season. I reached out to Swarm co-owner, Andy Arlotta, who I work with on the Minnesota Chapter Board, to congratulate him on his newest team member. As an NCAA lacrosse fan and admirer of the documentary, The Medicine Game, I knew that Miles could be an amazing guest speaker for my class. I asked Andy if it would be possible for Miles to visit with my students. Without hesitation, he agreed and set the wheels in motion.

from the Auburn Citizen
Just as Jordan-Elbridge clawed back to within three goals, Skaneateles retook control. The Eagles chipped away in the third quarter and Colby Falcone netted his first goal seven seconds into the fourth, but the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team answered with two goals in the next 23 seconds and held on for a 14-9 win at Skaneateles High School Friday.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius women's lacrosse team will compete in it's fifth-straight MAAC Championship game this Sunday at the Demske Sports Complex, after the team defeated No. 4 seeded Marist in the MAAC semifinal round on Friday evening, 15-7. (Highlights video 1:54) | Box Score

from Marist Athletics
The no. 1 Marist men's lacrosse team (12-3, 6-0 MAAC) will compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship final for the second consecutive year as it goes up against no. 2 seed Quinnipiac (7-7, 4-2 MAAC) at 2 p.m. May 2.

The contest will air locally on Time Warner Cable and nationally on ESPN3. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Marist ticket office located in the McCann Center.

from SUNY Fredonia Athletics
No. 17 ranked Fredonia advanced to the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse championship game for the first time with an 8-3 semifinal win Friday over No. 18 Geneseo. | Box Score

from the Watertown Daily Times
The biggest reason for Union’s men’s lacrosse team upsetting St. Lawrence University 12-11 in a Liberty League semifinal Friday was a player who did not score a goal, pick up an assist, block a shot or make a save.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Logan Prudhomme registered nine points, including scoring seven goals, and Justin Wise scored three goals, including the game-winning tally with one minute, 21 seconds remaining in overtime, as Indian River’s boys lacrosse team edged General Brown, 14-13 on Friday in a Frontier League division crossover game.

from the Buffalo News
As usual, it’s the time of year when John Tavares faces questions about his future. When you’re playing indoor lacrosse in your 40s, it comes with the territory.

“Is this it? Are you going to retire after the season?”

from the Watertown Daily Times
Russ Oakes scored five goals and set up two others to lead the Salmon River boys lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over Canton in a Northern Athletic Conference game Friday.

from Binghamton Homepage
Tomasina Leska will play lacrosse at Division I Cornell University. The U.S. High School Lacrosse All-American has shattered many school records at Vestal. She holds the school's single-season scoring record and is currently the all-time leader in career points and assists.

from Skidmore Athletics
The Skidmore College women's lacrosse team will have a chance to capture its first ever Liberty League title after a 10-8 semifinal win over Vassar, Friday evening at Frank Bailey Field on the campus of Union College. | Box Score

from PostStar.com
Morgan Gunter had three goals and two assists to lead Schuylerville to a narrow 10-9 win over Glens Falls in a Foothills Council girls lacrosse game Friday.

from The Eagle News
When the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team finallly got to play true home games at the Sean Googin Sports Complex, it made sure those games were memorable, particularly Friday night's come-from-behind, 10-9 overtime victory over the Westhill Warriors.

from SportsFive.net
Friday's Results: Avon their first game of the season in a close game with Batavia-Attica. Newark broke a 7-7 halftime tie to degfeat Bloomfield-Honeoye 13-8.

from the Oneida Daily Dispatch
Ryan Rowlands had four goals and an assist for Whitesboro while Dallas Martin made nine saves for VVS.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is accepting research grant applications that will support original scientific investigations that strive to improve the health and safety of lacrosse participants at all levels of play. Grant proposals will be reviewed by the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Research Subcommittee, with funding decisions announced in August.

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from Cornell Athletics
No. 15 Princeton scored three unanswered goals in the third quarter and held the Big Red scoreless for a stretch of 31:01, then stifled a late Cornell rally to avenge last weekend's loss in Ithaca, advancing to Sunday's Ivy League Tournament finals with an 11-7 victory on Friday evening at Brown's Stevenson Field. The Big Red will now await word on a possible at-large NCAA tournament bid with its 10-5 record and regular season conference title. | Box Score

from Syracuse Athletics
In a matchup of conference champions, No. 1 Syracuse (11-2) caps the 2015 regular season Saturday, May 2 with a 3:30 p.m. game against No. 12 Colgate (10-4) at Andy Kerr Stadium.

Both teams have already secured NCAA Tournament bids. The Orange did so by claiming the Atlantic Coast Conference automatic qualifier by virtue of its 15-14 decision against Duke April 26 in the ACC title game. Colgate won the Patriot League the same day, beating Army, 11-8, for the conference crown.

(1) SYRACUSE (11-2) vs. (12) Colgate (10-4)
Game Details: Saturday, May 2 | 3:30 p.m.
Location: Andy Kerr Stadium | Hamilton, N.Y.
Game Links: Listen | Live Stats 
Television: CBS Sports Network
Radio: WTKW 99.5 FM (Syracuse) 
Twitter: @CuseMLAX | @Cuse
Syracuse Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes
Colgate Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Notes

from Syracuse Athletics
No. 3/2 Syracuse closes out the regular season on Saturday, May 2 when it hosts No. 16/14 Loyola. Opening draw at the SU Soccer Stadium is set for 1 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

Live audio and video will be available on CuseTV on Cuse.com. Subscriptions to CuseTV are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates. Fans in the Syracuse area can listen to the game on WJPZ 89.1FM.

Syracuse vs. Loyola
Game Details Saturday, May 2 | Syracuse, N.Y. | 1 p.m.
Game Coverage Radio: WJPZ 89.1FM 
CuseTV: Audio | Video 
Twitter: @cuse @CuseWLAX | Live Stats
Syracuse Links Notes News | Roster  Schedule
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from SUNY Albany Athletics
The 1-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will face a familiar foe for a chance to three-peat, hosting 2-seed Stony Brook at Bob Ford Field for the America East title game on Saturday, May 2nd at 10 a.m.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Junior Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) scored a career-high eight goals to help lead the top-seeded and nationally 2nd-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 21-8 victory versus fourth-seeded Brockport in the SUNYAC Semifinals Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improve their record to 16-1 and will face second-seeded Fredonia, who defeated third-seeded Geneseo 8-3 in the other semifinal game, Saturday at 12 p.m. in the conference championship game.

from RIT Athletics
The No. 1 RIT (17-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to its fourth straight Liberty League title game with a 17-4 win over No. 4 Clarkson University (7-8) in semifinal action from Tiger Stadium on Friday afternoon. RIT will face Union College in the Liberty League championship on Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m. | Box Score

from Le Moyne Athletics
Four players each scored two goals to lead the top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 12-8 win over fourth-seeded Franklin Pierce University on Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Ted Grant Field. | Box Score

from Cornell Athletics
Cornell women's lacrosse came achingly close to securing the program's first victory in the Ivy League Tournament on Friday afternoon, but ultimately fell just inches short in a 7-6 loss to Penn at Class of 1952 Stadium. The loss drops the Big Red to 9-7, as the squad will now have its fate turned over to the selection committee for a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. | Box Score

from The Sun News
Simply put, Hilbert men’s lacrosse coach Rick Schunke said Sean Purtill has “meant everything” to the program. He headlined the Hawks’ first-ever recruiting class in 2011, the program’s inaugural season, and has starred ever since.

from The Auburn Citizen
Wells College athletes will compete on a new artificial turf field by spring 2016 thanks to a $2 million investment in the school's athletic facilities approved Friday by its board of trustees. The upgrade to the east side of campus, near the existing soccer fields, will be a "wholly new enterprise," said Ann Rollo, director of communications and marketing.

from The Sun News
Standing along one of the sidelines on Joe Dietz Field early Saturday afternoon (April 25), no more than 10 minutes following a gritty 6-5 win by his Frontier boys lacrosse team, Chris Stack acknowledged the Falcons’ lack of possession time in the second half.

from Army West Point Athletics
The 18th-ranked Army West Point men's lacrosse team is set for Senior Day on Saturday as the Black Knights welcome second-ranked Notre Dame to Michie Stadium for a 1 p.m. start on CBS Sports Network.

from Syracuse.com
Fatigue, expectedly so, seemed to set in on the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team. The Lakers, in their eighth game in two weeks, gave up four quick third quarter goals to Westhill on Friday and faced their biggest deficit of the season. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Baldwinsville snapped its two-game losing streak on Friday and edged out Fayetteville-Manlius 11-9. | Box Score

from CNY Girls Lacrosse
This is the second to last weekend of regular season action as teams are looking to finish their season strong or make a push to qualify for Sectionals.

from the Buffalo News
Penfield of Section V traveled a long way for a nonleague game in boys lacrosse, and returned home without a win. Host Orchard Park came away with an 11-7 victory.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The trio shaved their heads to support junior lacrosse player Allen Hems, who has testicular cancer. Hems has continued to play this season, often going from treatments at Strong Memorial Hospital to school to a game. Video by James Johnson.

from North Country Sports
Saranac Lake Wins First Edging O.F.A.; Larries Beat Northwood.

from North Country Sports
The Shamrocks led Potsdam 7-3 at halftime. In the second half, Salmon River would pull away for a solid 19-5 win. The win left Salmon River in sole possession of first place, while Potsdam suffered its first loss.
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from SUNY Albany Athletics
With Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) scoring nine points, breaking the 100-point mark for the third year in a row, and the defense holding its opponent to two second half goals, the #7/7 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team defeated Hartford 15-6 to advance to its fourth-consecutive America East title game. | Box Score

from the Albany Times-Union
Niskayuna boys' lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang reached 350 wins with the Silver Warriors' 22-2 rout of Columbia on Thursday at Columbia High School.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Bryanna Fazio tallied five goals and two assists as General Brown beat Potsdam 17-7 in a nonleague girls lacrosse game Thursday.

from Syracuse.com
On Thursday, the Lancers got their chance and beat Cazenovia 18-15 behind five goals from Kaitlin Rurka. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Alex Calkins scored a game-winning overtime goal that sealed a 9-8 win for CBA over Homer on Thursday. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
Westhill, at No. 11, were flawless on the road and sailed to its fifth straight win after blowing out Tully 19-7. | Box Score

from the Watertown Daily Times
It wasn’t that long ago that the Salmon River girls lacrosse team was struggling on and off the field, losing almost every game and barely funding their program. But now the Shamrocks are not only the top team in the Northern Athletic Conference, they also may become film stars.

from Binghamton Homepage
Corning @ Binghamton highlights. (Video 1:03)

from the Victor Post
The Victor Blue Devils are scoring, on average, about 15 goals a game and giving up, on average, about five goals a game.

But there is nothing average about this boys lacrosse team. On a chilly spring night at Victor High, the Blue Devils used a combination of offensive balance and sound defense to post a 16-6 win over Canandaigua Academy. And while the final score may tell you why Victor won, it doesn't tell you how.

from SportsFive.net
There were fifteen games played in beautiful weather. Thomas senior midfielder Cam Isaac scored with six seconds left in the second overtime period to give Thomas an 11-10 win (over Fairport).

from Syracuse.com
Liverpool senior attackman Dom Castiglia won our poll of who is the most feared boys lacrosse scorer in the Central New York Counties League. Castiglia, who has 31 goals so far this season, got more than 31 percent of the fans' vote over the past week. More than 20,000 votes were cast.

from Canisius Athletics
Three individual award winners highlighted the Canisius college women's lacrosse selections at the annual MAAC Women's Lacrosse banquet on Thursday evening. Senior attack Tori Quinn collected MAAC Offensive Player of the Year accolades for the third straight season, while freshman Erica Evans was named the conference's Midfielder of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Scott Teeter was also selected as Coach of the Year for the second time of his career.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With Selection Sunday upon us, the Lacrosse Magazine staff breaks down this weekend's conference tournament races and how the results may impact NCAA tournament selections. It's the last round of games before May Madness begins.

from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart College lacrosse team fell to Bryant University 11-8 in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals at Sweeney Field tonight. The Statesmen end the season with a 7-7 overall record, the program's best record since 2009. | Box Score

from U of Denver Athletics
Denver finished the evening with four players producing five or more points. Tewaaraton nominee and Denver's team-leader in points this season Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) led the Pioneers in points for the eighth time in this campaign, tallying seven points on four goals and three assists. Cannizzaro produced the same output in the first meeting between the two programs on April 3. | Box Score

from Syracuse.com
The oddity of seeing Colgate on Syracuse's lacrosse schedule, lodged between the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament, makes perfect sense to Orange coach John Desko.

from Keuka College Athletics
The momentum in Wednesday night's North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men's lacrosse semifinal was with the Hilbert College Hawks after the host Keuka College Wolfpack allowed Hilbert to score the last five goals to force overtime at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

But the second-seeded Wolfpack (9-3) showcased their resiliency, and Keuka's strive for five straight NEAC titles remains alive after junior Tyler Skowronski (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) ripped home a shot 1:20 into overtime as Keuka prevailed 12-11. | Box Score

from OCC Athletics
The nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team will look to capture the Region III Women's Lacrosse Championship this weekend as the No. 2 Lazers are one of four teams to vie for the crown at Monroe Community College in Rochester.

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from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne College junior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) and senior goalkeeper Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River) have been named the top players at their position as the Northeast-10 Conference announced its end-of-season awards and all-conference teams on Thursday afternoon. The award winners and all-conference teams were voted upon by the league's 14 head coaches.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (13-3, 5-1 AE) saw an all-time best 13 team members selected to three all-conference teams, when the America East staff announced regular season award winners on Thursday evening. Senior attack Maureen Keggins (Watertown) garnered Offensive Player of the Year honors.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (13-3) hits the road for the America East Tournament this weekend, facing off against Vermont (11-6) in the semifinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be available on AmericaEast.tv, and the winner faces the victor of Stony Brook vs. UMBC on Sunday at noon.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse senior Kailah Kempney (Carthage) and junior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) are this week's Inside Lacrosse Sector Co-Players of the Week for their performances in the ACC Tournament. It is the second consecutive week that Treanor has earned the award, while Kempney earns the accolade for the first time in her career.

from Cornell Athletics
Cornell women's lacrosse will embark on its Ivy League Tournament run on Friday when it takes on #13/13 Penn in a semi-final round matchup in Princeton, N.J. Winner will move on to face the victor in the matchup of #11/11 Princeton and Harvard in the championship game on Sunday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
In Lacrosse Magazine's second episode of "Overtime with Paul Carcaterra," Thompson shares insight into his spiritual connection to the game, what it's like to be him and what's next for a once-in-a-generation talent. (Video 17:33)

from Monroe CC Athletics
We’re excited to announce that John Galloway (Syracuse University grad and current Rochester Rattlers goalie) will be having a goalie clinic at Monroe CC on June 6th, 2015 from 9am to 12pm.

from WNY Lacrosse Digest
It’s the moment every student-athlete dreams about-signing day. For two of Western New York’s most recognizable lacrosse program’s it was memorable 24 hours. At 9am, on April 23, Olivia Macdonald and Katie Meegan of Mt. St. Mary Academy both signed their National Letter’s of Intent to play college lacrosse.

from The Daily Orange
Scott Firman will likely never be too extroverted when it comes to lacrosse, regardless of what happens. You’ll probably never see him demoralized either. In his two years at Syracuse as a long-stick midfielder on the faceoff unit, he’s experienced both ends of the spectrum with faceoff success and it’s trained him to value each side.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The Upstate New York Middle School Academy roster has been announced the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Virginia, June 29-July. Twenty-two players currently in grades 6 through 8 have qualified for selection and will showcase their lacrosse skills in a series of games.

from NewsChannel9.com
Hannah Powers, Skaneateles. (Video 1:50)

from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits (10-7) will have one final tuneup before the playoffs when the team returns home to take on the New England Black Wolves (4-12) at First Niagara Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game is available on UniversalSports.com (laptop/desktop) & USN app (mobile/tablet) in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.

from NLL.com
With its East Division clinch hopes dependent on Toronto's result the night before, the Rochester Knighthawks (12-5) close out the 2015 NLL regular season with a road trip to The Hive to take on the Minnesota Swarm (5-12) at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch the game on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.