October 2015
Saturday October 31, 2015 12:15AM
from LaxAllStars.com
"We have worked for several years to develop a new passport and identification that will be more secure than that of the United States, Canada as well as any other country. We are confident it will surpass encryption standards to meet security demands of the modern world."

from the Worcester Telegram
The local couple, known for their generosity, has paid for three defibrillators and accessories for the Police Department.

Mr. Mallett, who played lacrosse while growing up in upstate New York, with his wife started the Northboro-Southboro youth lacrosse program and provided the initial funding. The couple also provided significant support for the lacrosse program at Algonquin Regional High School. They've also purchased defibrillators for the high school.

from US Lacrosse
Lacrosse is the fastest-growing college sport in the nation, according to the annual NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rates Report released Thursday. Growth across men’s and women’s lacrosse across all NCAA divisions notably outpaced all other sports from 2000-2014.

from US Lacrosse
REI announced this week that it would not open its stores on Black Friday. Its website says, ”REI believes that being outside makes our lives better. On Black Friday, we are closing all our stores and going outside. For 76 years, our passion has been to bring you great gear to get you out too.”

Last weekend, US Lacrosse did something a little risky and pretty status quo-challenging as we begin to reimagine youth lacrosse. We asked people to set aside their preconceived ideas about what lacrosse should look like for young kids, gathering a group of four-to-nine year old boys in Central Pennsylvania.

from LaxLessons.com
The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Cronin, a righty, has quick hands and feet and excels in moving the ball off faceoffs to either himself or wings.
Friday October 30, 2015 12:15AM
from the Iroquois Nationals
The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Program would like to announce the Open Tryouts dates for the U19 Iroquois Nationals, November 14 & 15th at the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY. Player registration will begin at 10am sharp. Please bring your own equipment along with cleats as we will be on a Field Turf Surface. All high school and college players born between Sept. 1, 1996, and July 6, 2000, are eligible and encouraged to attend.

from Columbia Athletics
"This is a very talented group of first years student-athletes who will help elevate the program for us," said Cofrin. "They are fast, fearless, and passionate about the game and I am looking forward to the next four years with this group." [Rachel Kline, Liverpool]

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fairport High School 2016 attackman Dylan DeLorme has committed to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cortland.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
New Hampton School (NH) 2017 FO-midfielder Davis Cronin has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University.
Thursday October 29, 2015 10:30AM
from NLL.com
[Randy] Staats, 22, completed his career at Syracuse University this past spring and ranked third on the team with 53 points, second with 24 assists and fourth with 29 goals. In 2014, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound attackman was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist after posting a career-high 33 goals to go along with 23 assists. Prior to his time at Syracuse, Staats posted gaudy numbers at Onondaga C.C. as the two-time NJCAA Player of the Year: 139 points (57G, 82A) in 2012 and 156 points (73G, 83A) in 2013.

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from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University women's lacrosse head coach Stephanie Allen has announced the team captains for this upcoming season. Seniors Allie Rodgers and Marissa Rose (West Genesee), and junior Callon Williams will lead the Bearcats on the field in the 2016 season.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse clinic, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, has been postponed due to high winds and heavy rain in the Buffalo area. The make-up date for this clinic will be held Monday, Nov. 2, at the Demske Sports Complex.

Times for the clinic on Nov. 2 will remain relatively the same, and the clinic directors will communicate with participants directly to cofirm all details.

from Elmira College Athletics
The Elmira College men's lacrosse team has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to raise money to support those who have been affected by cancer through HEADstrong's Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Charlie Lockwood joins the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2015. The former four-time All-American midfielder at Syracuse went on to win gold medals with the U.S. Men's National Team in 1994 and 1998.

from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse today announced Amy Van Dyken Rouen, a six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, as the keynote speaker at the 2016 US Lacrosse Convention, set for Jan. 22-24 in Baltimore.

Van Dyken Rouen, a member of the International Swimming, Olympic and U.S. Olympic halls of fame, among others, will kick off lacrosse’s largest educational event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Baltimore Convention Center’s ballroom.

from Lacrosse Magazine
When most players think about speed and quickness, they picture middies blazing down the field in transition or an offensive player's did-you-see-that? dodge.

They almost always consider the acceleration part of the equation — how quickly you get from point A to point B. Few people think about what happens when you get to point B — the deceleration, or the ability to stop quick and move in another direction.

from Inside Lacrosse
Joe Walters is one of the most successful offensive lacrosse players in the world. Currently in training for the 2016 NLL season with the Rochester Knighthawks, Walters also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks where he finished the season in second place on the team in scoring with 19 goals and 18 assists after playing in just 8 games. Walters is also known as one of the most prolific collectors in the lacrosse community. IL Gear Editor Kyle Devitte conducted a quick-hit interview with JW1 and his answers reveal his obvious love of sneaker culture.
Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
There is some interesting lacrosse-related work being done at the University of Florida by Dr. Heather Vincent, director of the school's Sports Performance Center.

Vincent, who has two sons that play lacrosse, is conducting a long-term motion and injury tracking study of lacrosse players ages 14-30. With help from Florida Generals Lacrosse program coach Jonathan Montes, she welcomed Florida Launch and Georgia Swarm pros Lyle and Miles Thompson into her lab in August of 2014 and measured thier biomechanics while shooting.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Churchville-Chili High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Katie Cosgrove has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duke University.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The action begins on Saturday, January 9 with a doubleheader for the U.S. women’s senior team. The U.S. team, the two-time defending world champions, play the University of Florida at 3 p.m., and Syracuse University at 5 p.m.

from LaxAllStars.com
We are off to a fast start! So far we have raised over $40,000 which is $14,000 more than last year at week 1. The largest fundraiser so far is Elmira College Men’s Lacrose, the largest individual fundraiser is Rich Moses from HEADstrong Texas, and our largest amount of fundraisers is the University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse.

from LaxAllStars.com
Cutting down longsticks always makes for an interesting topic of discussion. We got a great request for some thought on this topic, so here it is. You asked for, you get it. As long as it’s a good question, and this was one is GOOD!

from Syracuse.com
Tama Lacrosse, a new tenant at ShoppingTown Mall, is open for business.

. . . Tama later expanded to the Chicago area. [Jason] Ellison has some Upstate New York ties. He went to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva after growing up in northern New Jersey and has friends in the Syracuse area.
Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:15AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
Former standout Great Dane midfielder and Schenectady native Tim Cox has returned to the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team as a volunteer assistant coach under Scott Marr for the 2016 season.

from the Gwinnett Daily Post
As he waited in Toronto for the National Lacrosse League draft to begin, Lyle Thompson was a little nervous. He hoped he would be the first player taken in the draft, but ultimately he just wanted to end up on the Georgia Swarm, who selected his brother Miles No. 3 overall the year before.

Back home at Onondaga Nation, N.Y., Miles had similar nerves.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Longtime high school, college and international men's lacrosse official Jake Curran joined the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015 on Saturday.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Dom Fin's brilliance followed him from Yorktown (N.Y.) to Syracuse, where he was a three-time All-American. ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra, Fin's teammate at Syracuse, presented Fin for induction Saturday into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Nine legends — Jake Curran, Diane Geppi-Aikens, Julie Hull Elicker, Dom Fin, Bob Hartranft, Charlie Lockwood, Sarah Nelson, Maggie Vaughan and Brian Voelker — were enshrined Saturday into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, with 350

from Dr. Fred Opie
Organized lacrosse head dying sessions using a white plastic head, Rit fabric dye, and downing dozens of hot Buffalo chicken wings in the process represented a part of lacrosse experience in the 1980s.

from Rising Feather/Vimeo via LaxAllStars.com

Monday October 26, 2015 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
For four wonderful years I was able to follow my sons around Upstate/Central New York (and New Jersey and Michigan) as they played college lacrosse at SUNY Brockport . . . Still, I haven’t seen every game. Brian has played in Vail, Vegas, Tahoe, Park City, Toronto, and Prague, and I was not there to see him. He played and coached in Turin, Italy last spring and I missed all that, and he’s been playing and coaching in Adelaide, Australia since last April, and I haven’t made it to a single game.

Until today.
Sunday October 25, 2015 9:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Since graduation from SUNY Oswego, Elliott Couch has spent the better half of his time traveling around the world. Elliot has recently started a non-profit organization titled, Kids Lacrosse the World. Their aim is to create sustainable lacrosse programs internationally at the youth level to promote health and wellness, all the while spreading the game of lacrosse. The organization's two major areas of focus are currently in Ranau, Malaysia, and Swaziland, Africa.

Below is Elliot's recap on starting the Ranau, Malaysia program.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With more women moving toward combat and special forces, Army will look toward its new lacrosse team for the next wave of leaders.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Five lacrosse greats who excelled in coaching and officiating, as well as on the playing field over the past five decades were formally inducted as the newest male members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Churchville-Chili Senior High School (NY) 2018 attackman Corey Yunker has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Albany.

from SUNY Plattsburgh
A quick highlight video of Plattsburgh State's men's lax team against St. Michaels (Vermont) and Keene State (New Hampshire) lacrosse teams. Song: Understanding - Sam Gellaitry

from HQ Productions

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
In June, William Shemin became the first graduate of Syracuse University to receive the Medal of Honor. On Friday, Syracuse University officials, including chancellor Kent Syverud, dedicated a plaque in honor of Shemin with three generations of his family on hand . . .

. . . William Shemin played both football and lacrosse at Syracuse. All told, nearly 15 Shemin family members have attended Syracuse.

from Redhawks.com
On October 18, 2015, Barry Powless was inducted into the 2015 Greater Central New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The Hall recognized Powless for is accolades on the field and behind the bench.

Barry’s lacrosse career started like most boys in the Nation, in the box. At the age of 13, Barry had the opportunity to play alongside his father against the Senecas, an event that four generations of Powless have done.

from Syracuse Athletics
Head coach John Desko announced the addition of 16 student-athletes to the Syracuse lacrosse program for the 2015-16 season on Friday.

"I'm extremely happy with the progress of the freshmen and transfers," Desko said. "Almost all are currently fighting for playing time at their positions. The group is very athletic with a high lacrosse IQ. I'm very pleased with progress we've seen so far from them."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester continues to sign members of its 2015 Draft Class, as defenseman Adam Bomberry becomes the fourth draft pick to agree to terms with the Knighthawks.

“It’s a surreal feeling,” he said. “It’s something that I have dreamed about since I was little.”

from NBC News
Washington lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh in on whether crumb rubber used in artificial turf fields in thousands of schools, parks and stadiums is safe for young athletes — citing a series of stories by NBC News.

The bipartisan panel gave the agency until Nov. 6 to answer 10 questions about what tests have been done to determine whether turf made from recycled tires poses a health risk and what investigators have found.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has been named co-winner of the 2015 Folio: Eddie Digital Award for use of social media in the consumer magazine category, sharing the award with Essence Magazine.
Friday October 23, 2015 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
As a young boy living in the upstate New York town of Marcellus, Charlie Lockwood excelled at basketball, football and baseball, while rooting for the men's basketball team at neighboring Syracuse University.

When his family moved a short distance and settled in the West Genesee school district, an area dominated then and now by lacrosse, Lockwood was a seventh-grader with no idea how much the relocation would alter his world.

from US Lacrosse
Syracuse three-time first team All-American midfielder Dom Fin will be inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Hunt Valley, Md.

from US Lacrosse
Charlie Lockwood, a four-time All-American at Syracuse and two-time World Champion with Team USA, will be inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Hunt Valley, Md.

from John Hussey / YouTube

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Registration remains open for the Capital Clash Showcase Camp at the University of Albany on November 14. This event is open to any and all entrants (boys in classes of 2016-19) from all towns, schools and club teams.

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from Powell Lacrosse
We wandered into our Parent’s garage last week and stumbled upon a group of heads covered in spiderwebs and mouse droppings. They were tied together in a loop like a giant set of janitor keys.

What originally was aimed at being a short and simple video walk through of these monstrosities turned into a 3 minute blooper reel.

from LaxAllStars.com
Youth club lacrosse has become a booming business over the last two decades, and has greatly changed the way our sport operates. For a thousand year old sport to see this kind of change in only 20 years is, quite frankly, amazing.

Youth club lacrosse programs were rare in the 1990s, and most players got on the field for their town or school during the Spring, while camps and loose leagues ruled the Summer season. Fall and Winter lacrosse existed, but it was a thin offering, and these “teams” or groups of players were mostly run by high school coaches so they could get more practice time with their kids before the season started.
Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00AM
from Major League Lacrosse
Stachemaster Ken Clausen of the Denver Outlaws, is thrilled to announce the 7th installment of Lax Stache Madness. The campaign is back and more exciting than ever before.

from LaxAllStars.com / ESPNU

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from LaxPower
Richmond head coach Dan Chemotti (West Genesee) added Scott Meehan (Manlius-Pebble Hill) to complete his 2015-16 coach staff. Meehan just completed three years as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

At UR, he will be in charge of the faceoff and wing play units. He will also assist head coach Dan Chemotti with the offense and help administrate camps.

from StrohWorld.com

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have invited several players to attend the team’s Training Camp in November. Among the invitees are free agent signees Mike Melnychenko (mel-neuh-CHENKO) and Lukas Coote (KOOT).

from Dr. Fred Opie
I spent my first year at Syracuse adjusting to the school, all you could eat food and no dishes in the cafeterias, and, my new teammates. We had a very talented Syracuse team that year.
Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:30AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, announced today that the organization has awarded 29 new grants to encourage and empower lacrosse participation in underrepresented communities. These awards, made through the Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program, will be utilized by local organizations to initiate and continue programs that promote lacrosse diversity participation and education.

from WHEC.com
Jamie Trimboli has quarterbacked Victor football to a 7-0 record this fall and it's not even Jamie's best sport. He is known for lacrosse, committing to play at Syracuse in only his sophomore year of high school. Jamie backs it up with his grades too. He is the News10NBC's Scholar Athlete of the Week.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Syracuse varsity scored the first six goals of the game and held off a late rally to defeat the Alumni All-Stars, 11-9, in the sixth annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Carrier Dome. Nine different players recorded goals for the current team as it posted its sixth consecutive victory in the event. Photos by Rich Barnes.

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from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse's Third Annual "Faceoff For A Cause" held Oct. 11 on the Siena College campus raised a new record of $25,847 for the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The amount raised exceeded both the event's goal of $20,000 and last year's total of $21,450. Over the first three years of the partnership, Siena Lacrosse and partnering local collegiate men's lacrosse programs have raised a grand total of $55,387 for WWP.

from US Lacrosse
Nine lacrosse greats will be officially inducted as the newest members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 24, 2015 during a dinner ceremony in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

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

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Liverpool High School 2016 attack Maddie Guard has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Nazareth College.

from Monroe CC Athletics
We’re excited to announce that John Galloway (Syracuse University grad and current Rochester Rattlers goalie) will be coming back for another goalie clinic at Monroe CC on December 28th, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm.

from LaxLessons.com
One of the top defenders in one of the top programs in New Jersey, sophomore Jack Kennedy of Ridgewood, is a takeaway defender who plays a physical, aggressive style. It's something defenders at Syracuse University have become known for through the years.

from The Chicago Tribune
[Dami Oladunmoye] was the best player on the field against Grayslake Central, rushing 18 times for 200 yards and four touchdowns in just one half of action. He's already verbally committed to play lacrosse in college at Syracuse.

from Lacrosse Magazine
As the top of Lax Sports Network's website says, there are 76 days until the Jan. 5, 2016 launch of a 24-hour digital media network whose goal is "to amplify everything that is happening in the sport of lacrosse," according to Lax Sports Network COO Rob Wallace.

from Syracuse athletics
Syracuse Alums Greg Burns, Ryan Powell, Barry Powless and John Zulberti became the newest members of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame this weekend, bringing the total of former Orange represented to 27.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced today that they have signed second-round pick Derek Searle (Sir-rul) to a one-year deal. Rochester selected the former RIT Tiger with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:45AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
Everyone needs a good mentor. Mike McTighe served as an important mentor in my life who helped me learn the academic ropes. Mike did more than talk he demonstrated his confidence in my intellectual ability by asking me to co-teach my first college course with him—a comparative religious history course on Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

8:30AM
from Indian Country Today
In case you missed this year's World Indoor Lacrosse Championships 2015 which was held in an around the city of Syracuse New York and within the boundaries of the Onondaga Nation, we at Indian Country Today Media Network have compiled some of our greatest photographs and article links to give you a bit of the energy that was afloat this past September.

from Inside Lacrosse
DaSilva Memorial Field was the setting for the fallball tournament between in-state rivals St. John’s, Army and Binghamton on Sunday. While the leaves are still in foliage, it seemed winter came early with temperature in the low 40s and the wind-chill pushing that number lower. Nevertheless, fans and players alike braved the elements for some friendly competition. Each team was pleased to some extent with what they saw but left with areas to improve upon before the spring season commences. Some analysis from my day at St. John’s:

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse continued its Fall Recruiting Series, as the staff hit the road for the IL Upstate Prospect day powered UN1TUS in Syracuse, N.Y. at Henninger High School.

from Bucknell Athletics
Ryan Durkin | Midfielder | 5-10, 173 | Jamesville DeWitt: Two-year team captain in lacrosse ... named a US Lacrosse High School All-American as a senior in 2015 ... two-time first team all-league selection ... named to All-Central New York Team as a senior ... compiled 146 points on 82 golas and 64 assists in his career ... played on teams that produced a 57-7 record and won four Section 3 Class B championships . . .

from Bryant Athletics
Amara Pulver | D | 5-9 | Fayetteville-Manlius: A 2015 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Pulver was a three-year varsity letterwinner and starter for the Hornets … Led the team to a league title in 2014 … CNYCL All-League Award winner … 2015 First Team Class A selection … 2015 David Volles Memorial Award winner for outstanding girl's lacrosse player … 2015 Team MVP Award winner … 2015 Exceptional Senior Lacrosse Game participant … Senior captain . . .

from SportsFive.net
Webster Schroeder senior, Blake Balcaen, recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at Pace University.

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from Lacrosse
Syracuse downed Navy 9-2, and Towson beat the Orange 9-5 and lost to the Midshipmen 11-8 in scrimmages Sunday in Annapolis, Md.

from Inside Lacrosse
. . . But it was Hill who stole the show. He led an effort that kept Navy scoreless for the first 39-plus minutes. By my count, Hill made at least 15 saves and gave up one goal before he exited at the end of the third quarter and was replaced by redshirt junior Tyler Avallone. On the goal he gave up, to senior T.J. Hanzsche off a failed clear, Hanzsche was all alone on the crease against Hill. Yet Hanzsche still threw three stick fakes, just to be sure, before shooting.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse Women’s Editor Halley Quillinan kicked off the morning, welcoming the student-athletes to IL’s Upstate Prospect Day. Kelly Springer, a certified nutritionist and owner of Kelly's Choice, then followed that up by giving the girls onsite a quick talk about proper nutrition and preparation. Players then broke up into three teams — Crunch, Flash and Jets — that were all coached by the college coaches on-site. Every team then had a “college-style” practice, followed by their showcase games that concluded with championship play. NCSA, a recruiting service that provides advice and exposure, was on-site collecting player information to help guide players through the recruiting process.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has signed a five-year marketing partnership with GreenFields USA as its official artificial turf partner, it was announced today. GreenFields, a world leader in artificial turf systems, will be installing its state-of-the-art MX Trimension woven turf and woven Sine pad along with a TPE infill at US Lacrosse's new headquarters and training center in Sparks, Md., in early 2016.

from Speed Lacrosse
Siesta Key, in Sarasota, Florida, was the absolute perfect venue for the first World Lacrosse Beach Festival on the weekend of September 18th, 19th and 20th. A low key welcome party for early arrivals on Friday night gave some a preview of the expansive white sand beach that would soon play host to two days of incredible lacrosse and unforgettable fun.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will have Georgia on their mind on Saturday, Dec. 12th as they battle the Georgia Swarm at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. For the fifth straight season, the Knighthawks will host the Swarm in a free preseason game in Rochester. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6647#sthash.feqO9mLU.dpuf

from The Gwinnett Daily Post
The National Lacrosse League’s Georgia Swarm announced Monday that the team has signed 2015 No. 1 overall pick Lyle Thompson to a two-year deal. Thompson is the first-ever draft pick in Georgia Swarm team history.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced rule changes for the upcoming 2016 NLL season. New regulations for the league's 30th anniversary year are highlighted by a rule change and revised mechanics for faceoff procedures.
Monday October 19, 2015 1:00PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
[Dylan] Donahue (West Genesee) is one of 23 players on Syracuse's fall roster who have redshirted or will redshirt in 2016. It's the kind of roster manipulation that, combined with being a favorable destination for transfers who originally are from New York, allows the Orange to reload rather than rebuild. There's even a section of the Syracuse locker room the players call "redshirt row."

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from LaxLessons.com
The first Class of 2018 commitment for Siena College comes from New Jersey: Richie Bianchi, a defender at Ocean Township (NJ), a decision first reported last week by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com.

Bianchi, a righty, is a fundamentally sound position defender with good anticipation and takeaway skills who excels in the open field. He is especially strong on groundballs. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Bianchi is also an outstanding student with a 3.7 GPA.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
OK, maybe 100 is a bit of an exaggeration. And I don’t have them hanging on a wall, either, but I think you get the point – I’ve got quite a collection of Oswego State Ron Humphreys Memorial Alumni Lacrosse Classic T-shirts.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Goalie Warren Hill came to Syracuse prior to last season with high expectations after starring at Onondaga Community College. Hill now appears poised to take over the starting role.

Hill, a senior, turned away nearly every shot host Navy could muster in an unofficial 9-2 fall ball victory Sunday for the Orange at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Sunday October 18, 2015 10:30AM

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
The International Lacrosse Challenge has expanded to three teams this year and will feature round robin play Sunday at the Central New York Family Sports Centre in Syracuse. The three teams will field teams in the Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

from NYS Sportswriters
Both boys and girls lacrosse want to move to four postseason tournament classes in 2017 and seemingly meet all the criteria for expansion developed by the NYSPHSAA over the years. One hurdle to be overcome is . . .
Saturday October 17, 2015 8:50AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
The programs affected will be girls outdoor track and boys varsity lacrosse, according to Physical Education and Athletics Director Mark A. Wilson. He said both mergers will begin the second week of March, adding that the lacrosse merger will last only as long as it takes for Colton-Pierrepont to build its team.

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from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith College Athletic Department and Heron lacrosse program will host a book signing and panel discussion centered on the new book, "Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game," written by co-authors Jim Calder '79 and Ron Fletcher.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Athletic Hall of Famer Terry Corcoran '78 will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015. The dinner and induction ceremony are scheduled for Nov. 6 at Burgundy Basin in Pittsford, N.Y.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
Allyn Parrino ('11) was first team NJCAA All-American in women’s soccer and lacrosse. The Brockport native was part of two Region III soccer titles, and a pair of lacrosse national titles.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius College men’s lacrosse standout Tim Edwards (J-D) signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League, announced by the team on Friday. Edwards was selected in the fourth round – 36th overall – by the club in September.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Leaves are changing colors and temperatures are slowly cooling, which means only one thing: Lacrosse is back in action for fall ball, whether it's intersquad scrimmages, alumni games or multi-team play days. Stay tuned for coverage of some of these events listed below on LaxMagazine.com.

from Lacrosse Magazine
After a five months, it's tough to truly remember my emotions. Was it frustration? Befuddlement? Anger? Maybe confusion? It was one of those moods as I sat in the press box at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, trying to decipher what was unfolding on the field in front of me during the Division II championship game.
Friday October 16, 2015 10:05AM
from Mercer University Athletics
"Kerrie (Irondequoit) had a lot of success both as a coach at St. Johns Fisher, as well as a club coach for Lady Roc," said Eustace. "She brings a wealth of knowledge with her, along with her passion for lacrosse and coaching. Her dedication and commitment to helping improve our program is going to be evident. I am excited for Kerrie to work with our atttackers and bring a fresh, creative offense to our program, as well as help with our recruiting efforts."

from the BU Pipe Dream
According to Dr. Lee, Binghamton University has played a large role in his 43 years as a local. He said that giving back to BU felt meaningful and necessary.

“The University supports the community,” Dr. Lee said. “So it is only fitting that I support the University to make the circle complete.”

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed defenseman Greg “Honosawi” Longboat to a one-year deal. Longboat was the selected by the Knighthawks in the fourth round of the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with transition player Andrew Watt and recent Bandits draftees Anthony Malcolm, Mike Triolo, Tim Edwards, and Matthew Clearwater-Francisco.

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from Colgate Athletics
The fundraising goal again was surpassed and Colgate emerged with a pair of fall exhibition victories to highlight the Third Annual Faceoff for a Cause event at Siena.

from The Skaneateles Journal
On the field, Bridget Marquardt coaches her athletes on the fundamentals of lacrosse and how to be the best they can be at the game. Off the field, though, she teaches them how to be upstanding citizens and young women and to see more out of life.

from LaxAllStars.com
The Syracuse Lacrosse alumni game is something special. Listen to any current or former player talk about it and you will hear that theme repeated over and over again. John Galloway introduces the act, and sets the stage with this quote from the 2015 edition of the game:

from SportsFive.net
Senior attackman Ben Smith Wilcox announced last night, that he will take his offensive talents to Mercyhurst University as he continues his education after graduation from Canandaigua Academy this spring.

The four year varsity player will start his final season with the Braves with 79g-38a. He scored in eighteen games last season.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cicero North Syracuse HS (NY) 2017 attack Julia Alberici has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.

from Lacrosse Magazine
At the Colleluori Classic in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins took control of a scrimmage against Albany in the third quarter and won 19-13. Photos by John Strohsacker.
Thursday October 15, 2015 10:15AM
from Onondaga Community College
Kids Night Out! will be a fun-filled evening with a wide range of activities, including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball, kickball, relay races, a dance party, face painting, bracelet making, arts & crafts, and more. Children will be supervised, coached, and mentored by student-athletes and coaches from Onondaga's 17 varsity athletic programs. Concessions will also be available for sale throughout the evening. The registration fee for Kids Night Out! is $20 per child.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
To remember the day he signed his first professional lacrosse deal, John St. John made sure his dad, Paul, was there to take a photo of the occasion. This afternoon, the Rochester Knighthawks made it official, announcing the signing of their third-round pick to a one-year deal. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6636#sthash.BTyZYoHQ.dpuf

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from US Lacrosse
“Then the boys asked if they could play the game, ‘and just have fun.’ It’s not my style, but I agreed for them. It was probably my best decision of the season.”

The kids took over. They played different positions than they normally do. At halftime, they called six moms out of the stands who had never before played and had them play a 3-on-3 braveheart.

from the Finger Lakes Times
Out with the Storm. In with the Wolfpack.

Before a packed crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members Sunday night at the Weed Physical Arts Center, Keuka College officials unveiled the school’s new nickname.

from Yale Daily News
Looking toward the future, this past July the Yale women’s lacrosse team named new head coach Erica LaGrow (Skaneateles) to succeed former head coach Anne Phillips as the leader of the program. LaGrow, a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and the assistant coach at Florida for the past seven years, brings high-level experience to the coaching staff.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Cindy McArthur, head of NASA's Teaching from Space project, said the Creator's Game was picked for its North American roots and its practicality. The plastic sticks and soft ball passed safety, size and weight requirements to be launched on a space shuttle and used in the fragile environment of a habitable artificial satellite. Also, one or two people could easily play the game without harm.

from Skidmore Athletics
Skidmore College men's lacrosse head coach Tucker Kear has announced the hiring of Nick Hourigan (Shenendehowa) as his assistant coach.

Hourigan comes to Skidmore with a highly decorated resume from Le Moyne College where he was a four-year defenseman for the men's lacrosse team. During his time at Le Moyne, the Dolphins featured the top defense in the Northeast-10 all four years and held the lowest goals against average in Division II three of four years, posting a the fifth-lowest goals against average in Division II history in 2012 (4.39).

from Benzinga.com
The National Lacrosse Federation announced today that the NLF Futures Showcase will take place January 16-18, 2016 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The showcase will bring elite lacrosse players from the U.S. and Canada in the high school classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 together to train with coaches from the top lacrosse clubs, college programs and professional ranks.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has announced the Buffalo Bandits and New England Black Wolves will face off for a preseason game at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET.
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from Siena Athletics
The 2015 Betty Jo Graber NJCAA Female Student Athlete of the Year, Michelle Schwartz joins the Saints after starring for the past two seasons at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y. The Corning, N.Y. native was named an NJCAA First Team All-American following both of her seasons for the Lady Tribunes, which she led to 32 consecutive victories and back-to-back NJCAA National Championships and undefeated seasons.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Baltimore’s historic Homewood Field hosted one of this fall’s HEADStrong Fall Fundraising Series events. Men’s teams from Johns Hopkins, Albany, Richmond and Harvard played four consecutive games Sunday.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will begin their quest for a sixth Champion’s Cup on Sat., Nov. 21st when they open Training Camp at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester (435 West Commercial Street). The Knighthawks will hit the turf from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The session is free and open to the public.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a youth lacrosse league at First Niagara Center this coming fall and winter.

The Buffalo Bandits Youth Lacrosse League will have divisions for 18U, 15U and 13U players, with four teams participating in each division. The games will be played the weekends of Nov. 28 and 29, Dec. 5 and 6, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, and Feb. 20.

from US Lacrosse
This post is part of a multi-part series breaking down personal fouls in youth and high school boys lacrosse. Quotes and explanations below are specific to NFHS and US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules. The post has been reviewed by Walt Munze, the national NFHS rules interpreter.
Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:15AM
from World Series of Youth Lacrosse
Date: April 2-3, 2016
Location: Worcester, Massachussetts (Multiple locations)
States in Region Qualifier - Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

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from the Buffalo News
Folks gathered expectantly in front of the gazebo at Russell Park in Akron, waiting for the Indigenous Peoples Day program to start.

Newstead Councilman Justin Rooney, who came up with the idea of recognizing Native Americans, apologized for the late start. And then he added: “Some people here have been waiting more than 500 years.”

from The Post Star
The highly successful Queensbury girls lacrosse program has another player about to join the Division I college ranks.

Junior midfielder Natasha Rahal gave her oral commitment to Binghamton University over the summer. Rahal, who will receive a partial athletic scholarship, said she chose the Bearcats over the University at Albany and High Point University.

from the Binghamton Pipe Dream
For Jim Mack, a 1978 graduate, the experience was more than surreal. Once a standout attackman and midfielder for BU’s men’s club lacrosse team, Mack watched as his old squad made its transition from club, to varsity, to a competitive Division I program.

“It’s just wonderful to see the program progress,” Mack said. “[BU head coach Scott] Nelson is just the greatest guy and he’s done a lot for local lacrosse, which we’re happy to see.

from 13WHAM.com
Calling hours for Andrew Rohloff are scheduled for Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home. "I just remember Andrew with a smile," said youth lacrosse coach Robert Malyk. "He was a nice kid that everybody liked...it's a terrible tragedy for a great family."

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Johns Hopkins freshman attackman Kyle Marr described playing against Albany, the team his father coaches, by employing some good-natured ribbing that easily could have come from his dad Scott Marr, a former Blue Jay attackman himself.

"It was a little extra incentive to score a goal," Kyle Marr said.

from
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed forward Derek Hopcroft to a one-year deal. The Toronto native returns to the team after spending the 2014 season with the Knighthawks.
Monday October 12, 2015 8:30AM
from WPTZ.com
The Saint Michael's, Keene State College and Plattsburgh State lacrosse teams came together for a preseason round-robin Sunday afternoon. Coaches and players sported mustaches for the HEADstrong Foundation, which focuses on bringing funds to those who are suffering from cancer. [Video 1:18]

from SportsFive.net
Churchville-Chili sophomore attackman Corey Yunker, and Penfield seniors Brandon Buse and defensemen Andrew Miller, make their college choices known.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
So several weeks ago, a friend of mine named Cathy Smith, who teaches at the elementary school in Hannibal, says to me, “I’ve got a big favor to ask…”

“Sure,” I said without hesitation. Then she went on to explain…

from News10.com
Three-hundred players took part in this event and they all had one mission in mind.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Sunday's games proved that the red, white and blue is going through adjustment period trying to learn the coaches' schemes and how to play as a team. U.S. coach Ricky Fried's fundamentals continue to include a solid ride, high-pressure defense and fast-paced offense.
Sunday October 11, 2015 10:45AM
from The Daily Orange
Jordan Evans hasn’t had the chance to flourish in Syracuse’s attack during his first two years like he did in high school as the top-rated recruit. With senior Dylan Donahue the only returning member of last year’s attack trio of Kevin Rice and Randy Staats, Evans is finally going to have his shot in SU’s front line.

Rich Barnes Photos from Inside Lacrosse

from Inside Lacrosse
“Eddie’s locker is right there as a shrine and it means a lot to us,” said Marist coach Keegan Wilkinson, who was a Red Foxes assistant coach who recruited Edward and forged a special bond with the standout midfiellder, in an IL feature. “When his class graduated, his name was removed, but we’ll never forget him. I got the news of Eddie’s death a week, maybe a week-in-a-half after I assumed the position as head coach at Marist. I was the one who recruited Eddie heavily and grew very close to Eddie. When I heard Eddie died, that was a really tough call to get. It was really difficult, but he was such an amazing kid, from a really amazing family, that it brought our community and our program together. The situation brought awareness to the school, and sometimes it takes a tragedy for a reality to really sink in.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Penncrest (PA) 2017 LSM/defenseman Zack Kaut has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from the Auburn Citizen
The Auburn Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has done another fine job selecting candidates for 2015. This year's induction banquet is taking place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 the Springside Inn. Tickets are $40. Call Dick Williams at (315) 252-3618 for tickets.

The following are the 2015 inductees into the AHS hall, in no particular order. Congratulations to all of you!

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from SUNY Binghamton athletics
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has announced its captains for the 2016 season. Seniors Chris Bechle (Fairport), George Deignan, Eric Fischer (Irondequoit), Johnny Maher, and Zach Scaduto will serve as team captains this year.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fayetteville-Manlius High School 2016 defenseman Owen Penoyer has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Nazareth College.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse Varsity scored the first six goals of the game and held off a late rally to defeat the Alumni All-Stars, 11-9, in the sixth annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Carrier Dome. Nine different players recorded goals for the current team as it posted its sixth consecutive victory in the event.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Best known as the founder of restaurants Fuddruckers and Romano's Macaroni Grill, Phil Romano, 75, has earned more than $1.5 billion in annual sales as of March 2015. From owning two karate schools to venturing into the food and beverage industry as a young college student, the Italian put the needs of others before his own, and with that, discovered a model for success.

Now as a member of the World Lacrosse Foundation board of advisors, Romano assists former Team USA captain, MLL and NLL MVP, and entrepreneur Casey Powell in his quest to support and grow the sport on a global scale.

from Major League Lacrosse
Constructing 10- or 12-man rosters for expansion is a task that involves weighing endless variables about 23 players. Talent plays a large role. Age and salary is also considered. Some teams factor in the philosophy of Atlanta Blaze general manager John Tucker to determine whom he would be least prone to select. Others do not want to risk a thing, protecting the 12 players who fit their system the best.
Saturday October 10, 2015 12:15AM
from Major League Lacrosse
Jordan Wolf joined the Rattlers as the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 Collegiate Draft. Wolf started on attack all four years at Duke, helping to win two national championships. During this time, he was a four-time All-American selection and a 2014 Tewaarton finalist. As a rookie, Wolf totaled 21 goals and 12 assists for the Rattlers in just half a season. This past season, he scored 37 goals and tallied 24 assists, earning himself the title of 2015 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year. After helping to bring the Rattlers to the MLL Championship game, where he added 2 more goals, Wolf was named to the All-MLL Team.

from LaxAllStars.com
In 2012 the NCAA changed the academic eligibility requirements for Division 1 students entering college in 2016 and after. This applies to students whose initial full­time collegiate enrollment is after August 1, 2016. This will directly affect every lacrosse player looking forward to playing college lacrosse this upcoming year.

from US Lacrosse
Certified coaches, documented safety procedures, a commitment to sportsmanship and consistent communication to constituents. These are all hallmarks of the US Lacrosse Gold Stick Program and among the best practices that applicant organizations are implementing to provide the most positive playing experience for youth. With 20 organizations currently working towards Gold Stick status, US Lacrosse is ready to broaden the pool by welcoming new applicants into the pipeline.
Friday October 9, 2015 11:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The past will once again return to the Carrier Dome to take on the present as the Syracuse Alumni take on the 2015-2016 Orange on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. The Alumni All-Stars will feature 2015 MLL All-Stars John Galloway and JoJo Marasco, as well as Randy Staats and Brian Megill, who are fresh off appearances in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.

from The Oswegonian
Every year the Green/Gold/Pink scrimmage hosted by the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team is more than just the last day of its fall season. The annual scrimmage is a fundraiser where the proceeds go to cancer research. This year it hits closer to home as Glenn Palmer, the father of one of last year’s captains, Matt Palmer ‘15, lost his battle with lung cancer this past summer.

from BuffaloRising.com
Buffalo Youth Lacrosse (BYL) is a sports organization that has been steadily growing since its inception over a decade ago. Spearheaded by lacrosse coach/enthusiast Chris Mathias (lead image), BYL has been helping to encourage young people to take up the game as a way to get healthy, develop the social skills that come with team sports, and promote the game of lacrosse in Buffalo.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ah fall, a time for teams to put together their rosters and evaluate, and get some run in before the final stretch of down time between now and the race to Memorial Day. For fans, we get a fresh batch of news about who is playing where, and a chance to do a little prognostication on how things may look once those first opening whistles chirp in 2016.

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from Georgetown Athletics
Taylor Gebhardt - Attacker -Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker
Prior to Georgetown: A four-year letterwinner and 2015 team captain at C.W. Baker … Three-time First Team All-CNY and selection to the Post Standard All-CNY All-Star Team … The Baldwinsville Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015 … 2014 Under Armour All-Tournament Team … Invited to the Team USA U-19 final tryouts … A NYS Scholar-Athlete from 2012-15 … Participated in the 2015 Nike Ride

from Lacrosse Magazine
Major League Lacrosse's eight teams were forced to protect between 10 and 12 players from their 23-man rosters by 5 p.m. Wednesday, with the unprotected picks being made available to be selected Nov. 18 in the expansion draft for the league's newest team, the Atlanta Blaze.

from the Rochester Rattlers
As teams prepare for the upcoming expansion draft, players are being moved and draft picks are being acquired. The Rochester Rattlers announced today the blockbuster trade that will send Midfielder Dave Lawson and a 5th round pick in the 2016 Collegiate Draft to the NY Lizards for former Rattlers star Ned Crotty. The deal becomes the first such transaction for the Rattlers this off-season, after suffering their second straight MLL championship loss this past August.

from John Hussey / YouTube

from Sean Mc / YouTube

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:45AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Bob Streeten will be inducted into the Nottingham high school Wall of Fame on Saturday in Syracuse, NY. He graduated in 1973 as the school’s first All American lacrosse player and went on to Hobart College, where he played on two National Championship Team in 1976 and 1977.

His outstanding coaching career has also gained him a place in the US Lacrosse Upstate Hall of Fame for the 544 victories that his Corning East and Corning Hawk Teams accomplished over a 31 years career in Corning, NY.

from Inside Lacrosse
Army lacrosse has had a sneaky amount of star power in recent seasons. There’s consistently been one player on the field who cannot be contained: Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) (’08-’11), Garret Thul (’10-’13), John Glesener (West Genesee) (’12-’15) — all players who have started promising pro careers.

The Black Knights improved their record every season under the most recent graduating class, went 4-1 against Navy and made the Patriot League Tournament every year. Those are some big shoes to fill, but there’s been much more to this Army team than just a star player each year: Seven of the top 10 scorers from 2015 return, including many players who earned more minutes as last season advanced.

from Peter Lasagna / Inside Lacrosse
“Helicopter” has begotten “Bulldozer” as committed, well-intentioned folks attempt to secure a stress- and failure-free life for their children. Many administrators enable this cycle by choosing the path least likely to result in lawsuit. To many teachers, coaches or mentors with decades of service, today feels like a tipping point.

from Richmond Athletics
Aly Fries – 4 – Victor
Coach Kwolek on Fries: “Aly is a very smart player who shows the most when she is working off the ball. She has a knack for losing her defender and being in the right place to catch and finish in front of the cage.”

Tatiana Monds – 7 – Westhill
Coach Kwolek on Monds: “Tatiana’s footwork makes her a formidable defender. She’s also a workhorse who constantly pushes herself and teammates to get better.”

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from the Watertown Daily Times
Ryan Powell, one of Carthage’s famed Powell brothers, and Sue Gallagher, who began the Carthage girls lacrosse program and recorded more than 200 career wins, will be honored in a ceremony at 7 p.m. at Traditions at The Links in East Syracuse.

from Lacrosse Magazine
For former Le Moyne lacrosse star Brandon Spillett, engaging his former lacrosse team with a charity he was launching in honor of his late father was as simple as a single conversation with an old teammate.

from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
Sunday in Batavia the Gaffer Elite 2020 Team won their Division at the Smashing Pumpkins Tournament with a 3-0 record. The youngest Gaffer Elite squad beat the Marauders, Irondequoit and FCA All-stars.

from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team recently took part in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 27 in support of the Alzheimer's Association and its quest to further the care, support and research needed to eventually eradicate this terrible disease.

from Inside Lacrosse
I went through 12 of Syracuse's 16 games from the 2015 season looking at every one of the Orange's 40 extra-man opportunities and the play that they ran. They primarily ran essentially two different sets, though each had a few variations and there were multiple potential looks in each. I compiled the video of every instance of one of them that I think fit their man-up personnel better and was more successful for them.

from Inside Lacrosse
Have you heard of Swax Lax? Swax Lax is the first soft, regulation weight lacrosse training ball that doesn't bounce! Developed by longtime lacrosse coach Laura Gump and then field tested by hundreds of K-12th grade boys and girls, here's why Swax Lax is a game-changer for the sport of lacrosse:

from Richmond Athletics
MIDFIELD - Adrian Nash – 6-0, 165 – 16 – Tully, New York

from 3d Lacrosse
Last week, US Lacrosse announced the 2016 girls' high school and youth lacrosse rule changes. Most will be in effect for the upcoming season. We had our 3d coaches share their thoughts on the 2016 changes. Weighing in are: Caitlin Powderly, 3d East Coast Senior Girls Manager, Brittany Butler, 3d Tri-State Manager and Brianna Huynh, 3d Colorado Select Coach. Please see our comments below in blue.
Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:15AM
from SportsFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome four Hall of Famefive members with the induction of Joseph Corcoran, Terry Corcoran, George Forsyth, Joan Sitterly, and Andrew Whipple as the Class of 2015. The 22nd Annual US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 6th at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford. Click here for more information and to register.

from Elmira College Athletics
Former Elmira College men's lacrosse player Scott Campbell '04 and assistant men's lacrosse coach Donny Moss both left the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) with some new hardware.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Casey Powell takes over LM's October issue as guest editor. Here's a look at what motivates one of the lacrosse's all-time greats to continue growing the game.

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from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team is proud to participate in Sunday's annual Faceoff for a Cause to benefit the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) when the Bombers travel to Siena College for a day of scrimmaging.

Ithaca will play against Skidmore at 11:30 a.m., and Western New England at 2:45 p.m. Admission costs $5 (free for children ages 12 and under), with all gate proceeds going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project®. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the game at Siena Turf Field.

from Colgate Athletics
Central New York native Heather Young is in her 10th season at the helm of the Colgate women's lacrosse program.

During her time with the Raiders, Young has compiled an overall record of 79-76. She begins the 2016 campaign just four wins away from surpassing Cathy Foto as the program's all-time wins leader.

from US Lacrosse - Upstate Chapter
Information and ticket form for the Induction Ceremony for the 2015 Class: Greg Burns, Sue Gallagher, Gordon Pollard, Ryan Powell, Barry Powless, Greg Rinaldi, John Zulberti, Henninger Class of '80.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks are offering two free community programs to all schools in Monroe County, “Healthy Hawks” and “We Got Your Back.” Over the past three seasons, the Knighthawks have talked to over 15,000 students about staying active and eliminating bullying.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that 110 teams and organizations have been selected as recipients of 2015 First Stick Program grants. US Lacrosse will partner with these programs over the next two years to provide comprehensive resources, including equipment, US Lacrosse membership and coaches education training, to assist them in becoming self-sustaining programs that operate by US Lacrosse’s national standards and best practices.

from Monroe CC Athletics
The Face-Off Academy, led by Jerry Ragonese, will be coming to Monroe CC on October 15th, 2015. Jerry and staff will be running the clinic between at 6pm to 8pm. We will be posting the registration information soon.

from Inside Lacrosse
This summer, after Marist’s NCAA Tournament appearance, Keegan Wilkinson received a text message. It was from graduating goalie Dave Scarcello, and the picture was of attackman J.D. Recor putting in time in the weight room at the Western New York high school Bishop Timon/St. Jude — before 7 a.m.

The Red Foxes are putting in work — on their own over the summer and now collectively this fall — in defense of their MAAC championship and 14-4 record. IL visited Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in late September for an early morning fall practice at Marist, a chilly day on the Hudson.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse has a talent problem. In some respects this is a good thing because there are more MLL caliber players than roster spots throughout the league. Fortunately, the Atlanta Blaze, the league’s newest franchise, which begins competition in 2016, offers a pressure release valve in the way of additional playing opportunities.
Tuesday October 6, 2015 8:45AM
from Rich Barnes
Photo gallery from photographer Rich Barnes.

from SportsFive.net
Brighton Central Schools are looking for a Junior Varsity coach for the 2016 season. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Fritz Kilian for information. Brockport Central School is looking for a Modifield Coach. Contact Head Coach Scott Hopsicker for information.

from Monroe CC Athletics
We plan on having our annual alumni game on October 11th at 11am on the turf field. Please pass the information along.

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

from Lacrosse Magazine
Everybody is an ambassador in lacrosse. That's one of the reasons lacrosse is growing. Giving back is in the nature of everyone that plays this game. But there are people that go above and beyond. These people stood out because of the lasting impact they've had on me, and what I think they continue to contribute to the game.

from Skidmore Athletics
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team will be part of the Third Annual "Faceoff For A Cause" at Siena College along with the men's lacrosse programs from Siena, Colgate University, Ithaca College, Union College and Western New England University on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 8-5 p.m. at Siena Turf Field.

from Canisius Athletics
Senior’s Ashley Bull and Sami Franco, along with sophomore Nicole Nelson, have been selected by the coaching staff to be the leaders of the squad.

from SportsFive.net
An off-season player with the sweetlax Lacrosse Club, Dan played in the Sweetlax Invitational and Uncommitted Showcase along with the Legacy and Liberty Bell tournaments last summer.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
There’s one big question that will be repeated over and over heading into the 2016 season: What will Albany be like without Lyle Thompson? It would be silly to say Lyle and his 121 points won’t be missed, but it’s also selling the Albany program short to say its success is all due to Lyle.

from Lacrosse Magazine
When we talk about college lacrosse recruiting, the conversation too often stops at Division I. Each year, I sit down with young players, and I ask them to outline their top three priorities for their collegiate experience. Next, I ask for a list of 20 schools they think fit that framework. I'm often left with a list that doesn't match those priorities, because their list contains only Division I programs.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Graeme Hossack sat in front of a large screen TV on the campus of Lindenwood University Monday night. Surrounded by friends, teammates and alumni, Hossack patiently waited for his name to be called at the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

from Inside Lacrosse
I'm a little late getting to my all-star teams for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. It was a crazy week-plus at the tournament—fun, but crazy. I called play-by-play for 27 games and watched a handful of others, so I certainly feel qualified to make the difficult selections entailed in choosing the best of a wide range of players at the WILC.
Monday October 5, 2015 9:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . But in October of 1978 there I was, a freshman lacrosse player at SUNY Oswego, and somehow I managed to get in the way of one Travis Cook while trying to clear the ball as the varsity played against its small group of alumni. Travis laid me out, separating my shoulder and knocking me off the field for a few weeks, but I was mesmerized by and so proud of WHO hit me . . .

from The Lacrosse Network

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bishop Timon St. Jude (N.Y.) 2016 attackman Nate Quinn has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Lake Erie College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lacrosse Honors: Finger Lakes 1st team attack (2014-2015), D&C Greater Rochester Honorable Mention (Attack) (2014-2015), Brine All-American (2014) HS MVP 2015

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose Mercyhurst? “I chose Mercyhurst because their Intelligence Studies program is one of the best in the country. The University is small and personal, which is a great fit for me, the campus is beautiful, and the lacrosse coaches are not only great coaches, but great people.”
Saturday October 3, 2015 9:00AM
from the NCAA
Marist College is a highly selective, independent, liberal arts institution located in the historic Hudson River Valley of New York State, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Situated on a 180-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River, it enrolls 4,200 traditional undergraduate, 850 graduate students and 750 continuing education students.

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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team will hold its annual Green/Gold/Pink intrasquad scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 10.

This year's scrimmage has extra meaning to the team as all proceeds will be donated to the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, N.Y. in memory of Glenn Palmer. Glenn was the father of former captain and four-year letter winner Matt Palmer, who graduated last season. The Pittsford, N.Y. native was battling lung cancer at the treatment center, all the while remaining one of the Lakers most supportive and loyal fans.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have added some depth to their preseason roster, as four players have agreed to terms with the National Lacrosse League team.

from LaxAllStars.com
After Lyle Thompson was named to the official 2015 All-WILC team, and the LaxAllStars.com WILC team, after he took home a silver medal, and was then drafted in the first round of the NLL’s 2015 draft, it only seems fair that people get the chance to see him perform in a box lacrosse highlight tape. So we made one.
Friday October 2, 2015 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
“Your stick has eyes,” said Treanor, a senior attacker who has averaged more than 100 points per season. “Your stick can see the cage even if your body can’t. Gary showed me this shot when I was a freshman. He has really helped me understand how to shoot the ball, be deceptive and how to play with creativity. Everything I’ve learned has come from him.”

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
Alisha Schaad-Waite (Central Square) was possibly the most talented women's lacrosse player to ever wear a Bears jersey. She was a constant threat on the field and rewrote the program's record book in just three years before graduating early in 2008.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men’s lacrosse program and head coach Keegan Wilkinson welcomed 13 new student-athletes for the 2016 season. The newcomers include seven from New York, three from New Jersey, and one each from Colorado, North Carolina, and Maryland. Three have transferred to Marist from other programs.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With all the excitement surrounding the possession clock, it doesn't go into effect until 2017 for Division I and 2018 for Divisions II and III. But there are more than 10 other women's rule changes that will affect the 2016 season, some with game-changing potential.

from Inside Lacrosse
We'll take a look at each team's draft and how it may impact the club moving forward, starting today with the Buffalo Bandits. Last year, Buffalo picked five players and they were all lefties. This year, the Bandits reversed themselves by selecting righties with all four of their picks. Scroll down to see who they added and what we think of their draft class.

from the Rochester KnighthawkS
The Rochester Knighthawks made a huge splash at the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft on Monday night by selecting five defensemen with their six picks. (Photos by Ward Laforme Jr.) -

Thursday October 1, 2015 10:45AM
from the Greece Post
Section 5 Division III Player of the Year as a freshman, Erin Coykendall, of Spencerport, recently announced her commitment to Northwestern University where she plans to play lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Patriot League games can be a battle. The conference is known for its tough, hard-nosed contests.

Colgate’s first practice of the season was just like that. The Raiders and coach Mike Murphy were up early for a 7 a.m. practice in Hamilton, N.Y. The fog-covered field and chilly temperatures felt like a March Patriot contest. So it’s no surprise in preparing for what will be a series of close league games, Murphy stressed each rep, each pass, each shot to be fundamentally sound — it’s the difference between a second-straight NCAA Tournament bid and an average season.

from ER Youth Lacrosse
Registration is now open for the Dick's All-American LaxJam Series being held at the CNY Family Sports Complex over the first three weekends in June, 2016.

from LaxAllStars.com
There were a surprising number of young players at the WILC, and some of these guys were big time players on big time teams. Check out our 2015 WILC U20 Team, a list of some of the best young international box lacrosse players! And to all you American college coaches out there… you’re so very welcome. Now go out and recruit these kids. They can play ball!

from CNN Money
In the NFL, first-year players earn a minimum of $420,000. Rookies in Major League Baseball and the NBA take in at least $507,000. The starting salary in the National Hockey League is $525,000. Then there's Major League Lacrosse, where rookies make about $7,000. The average for all players falls somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000.

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from Sports Illustrated
Lacrosse star Jeremy Thompson poses this question when talking about lacrosse-specific cleats: “Ever see a deer with fat legs?”

Thompson, who, in the tradition of his Onondaga Nation heritage, uses an animal to represent his lacrosse game, says his on-field speed mimics that of a deer, his animal. He needs to stay quick and light on his feet. Fat legs just don’t work.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The turnover has arrived, says Casey Powell. As in kids that attended his clinics or had his poster on their wall are now playing with or against him. Here are three Florida Launch teammates that grew up idolizing the former Syracuse star.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It doesn't take Shelby Lindsay long to detail the highlights of her pre-2015 lacrosse career.

"I played it in middle school gym class," said Lindsay, a junior who came to West Point from Pittsburgh as the first member of her family to join the military. "That was it."

from LaxPower
The 1st Annual Lax Stache Smash on Sunday, October 11th will be hosted on the campus of Plattsburgh State University. It will serve as the unofficial start to Lacrosse Mustache Madness, which will officially kick-off on October 19th.

from Indian Country Today
Miles Thompson was honored for a feat last night—a recognition that he did not even witness himself. The Onondaga Nation star captured the inaugural Shot of the Year trophy at the National Lacrosse League (NLL) awards ceremony held Tuesday, September 29.

from Lacrosse Magazine
At the closing ceremonies of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC), after Team Canada captured its fourth consecutive gold medal, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announced the selection of Canada as the host for the 2019 WILC which will be held in Langley, BC.

from LaxPower
This year's IMLCA Convention (Thursday-Sunday, December 10-13, in Baltimore) features a lineup of speakers that includes the three NCAA champions: Bill Tierney, Denver, J.B. Clarke, Limestone, Mike Daly, Tufts

from Inside Lacrosse
During the 10 days of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, I spent a quite a bit of time watching and consequently thinking about box lacrosse. Many people in the field lacrosse community have already realized the benefits of playing box lacrosse for field players. Further, the performances of the U.S. and Canadian teams at the last World Championships for box and field seem to indicate that the crossover benefits primarily flow in one direction, from box to field.