Syracuse broke open a close game with a 5-0 scoring run on its way to a 9-5 victory against No. 3-seed and No. 6-ranked Notre Dame in the ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament semfinals. The defending champion Orange return to the title game for the third straight year where they will face the top seed, No. 3 North Carolina, on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. on RSN and ESPN3.
Syracuse's standout senior attackman Dylan Donahue has been selected as 1-of-25 Tewaaraton Nominees after leading the No. 8 Orange with 50 points this season.
The Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour, is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Hamilton College travels to Amherst, Mass., to take on Amherst College in a 2016 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinal on Saturday, April 30 at noon. The contest will be held at Amherst's Gooding Field. Click here for a live webcast and click here for live statistics.
When Sweet Home’s boys lacrosse team trailed West Seneca West, 6-0, there were no big speeches ... and no panic. The Panthers scored two goals in the second period, and then had a second half to remember. Sweet Home went on an 11-1 run in the second half to take a 13-7 win.
Four Dolphins each scored two goals to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 17-2 win over Bentley University in the Northeast-10 Conference regular season finale on Friday night.
The Army West Point men's lacrosse team held Navy to only three goals en route to a 9-3 win on Friday afternoon in the Patriot League Semifinals to advance to Sunday title game at 1 p.m.
It was the fewest goals Navy has scored against Army since the Mids had three in 1947. In tournament history, Colgate was the last team to score only three goals in a game and that was in 2011.
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Syracuse showed its late-season victory over North Carolina wasn't a fluke, as the Orange beat the Tar Heels 10-7 on Friday to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game. The No. 8 Orange (9-4) got a pair of goals from Nate Solomon, the only native Georgian on the roster, and two each from Jordan Evans and Derek DeJoe to help put Syracuse in the championship game.
The William Smith College lacrosse team cruised to a 17-2 win over Bard in a Liberty League game played this afternoon on Boswell Field. Sophomore Ali Burns and first-year Bizzer Gahagan each logged hat tricks in the victory.
ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra is well-versed in the lore of Syracuse University lacrosse . . . Friday afternoon, Carcaterra touched on a few topics before heading off to Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia for tonight's action.
For the third consecutive year, Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) has been named a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented annually to the top female and male collegiate lacrosse players in the nation. The list of 25 women's and men's nominees was announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Friday, April 29.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men's and women's nominees for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Ithaca's season hit its stride on April 19. That's when the Bombers took down No. 2 RIT in Rochester, N.Y. and snapped its 52-game regular season win streak. It was a monumental win for an Ithaca team that knew it had a chance to succeed this year, but needed affirmation as to whether they could compete on the national level.
University of Denver sophomore FOGO Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.), junior attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and junior midfielder Zach Miller (Steamburg) have all three been named Tewaaraton Award nominees, the committee announced on Friday night. The Pioneers are one of three programs on the 25-player list to have three nominees (Brown and Notre Dame).
Two coaches in the Monroe County league high school lacrosse league recently chatted about a game that involved the Victor Blue Devils. They seemed more than impressed.
"They can do it all,'' Webster Thomas coach Rob Ruller said. "They are deep. They are athletic. They are competitive. They are great.
Sophomore Emily Livecchi (Our Lady of Mercy) scored 20 seconds into overtime to give the RIT women's lacrosse team at 12-11 win over Skidmore College. With the win RIT improves to 7-8 overall and 4-4 in the Liberty League.
The Pittsford girls lacrosse team remains undefeated locally after a series of six games against Section V opponents and a Syracuse opponent. The girls defeated Victor (9-4), Brighton (8-7 in OT), Irondequoit (9-6) Cicero North Syracuse (10-7), HFL (14-4) and Penfield (10-6).
"We won the face-off in overtime and got a pretty good shot off, then they had a shot, and we eventually got possession back," C-NS coach Bill Aldrich said. "It was a great game, a quality high school lacrosse game."
Cole Willard scored five goals and added two assists and teammate Thomas Bragg scored four goals and added an assist as Cazenovia High School dominated the red-hot Marcellus Mustangs 14-7 Thursday in a Class C OHSL Liberty Division boys lacrosse game.
The Westhill boys lacrosse team won its third straight game on Thursday - all of which have been decided by three goals or less - by dropping host Christian Brothers Academy 11-10 in overtime. After CBA took a 4-2 lead into the second quarter, the teams ended the second, third, and fourth frames tied, sending it to extra time.
Twenty-three days ahead of the one-year anniversary of their tight loss in a sectional semifinal contest, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team exacted some revenge on Skaneateles Thursday. The Mustangs edged the Lakers 9-8 in overtime, thanks to a Grace Coon game-winner.
Doyle wasn’t cleared to return to action until mid-November — just in time for the junior to get ready for this year’s girls’ lacrosse season. “And I couldn’t wait,” Doyle said after scoring a goal to help Niskayuna to a 6-4 Suburban Council win Wednesday against Shenendehowa.
Shenendehowa was undefeated in league play. So, too, was Niskayuna. That’s where the similarities ended for the teams heading into Wednesday’s Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game, a matchup featuring teams with vastly different goals.
Photos, Scores. Massena began to pull away from the St. Lawrence Central scoring four unanswered goal early in the second quarter to open an 8-1 lead. The Raiders continued to pour it on, beating the Larries 19-3.
Way back when they were freshmen in high school, Tom Grimm and Nick Piroli were part of one of the most memorable seasons in Carthage lacrosse. Both playing as attackmen, the pair helped guide the Comets to the state championship game in 2008.
It's one of the hardest things to do in sports. When you are the defending champions, the target goes on your back. Every team wants to beat the reigning Section IV Champs. That's what the Chenango Forks girls lacrosse team has faced this season and the girls keep winning anyways.
It's the last ride for the women's lacrosse version of Bird vs. Magic.
We might not ever again see two such transcendent talents collide the way Maryland's Taylor Cummings and Syracuse's Kayla Treanor have over the course of their college careers, including consecutive NCAA final four showdowns. Cummings and Treanor appear on the cover of a special May Madness edition of Lacrosse Magazine.
Freshman Nicole Levy made two quick steps and the Boston College defenders pulled back, a sign of respect to the freshman who already netted three goals on the day. Instead of continuing toward the net, Levy hesitated and the defenders matched her, frozen in hopes of containing the scoring threat. But it didn’t matter. Levy took the space and ripped a low shot that hovered inches above the ground before reaching the back of the net. The goal, her fourth of the game, gave SU a 10-6 lead.
The Rochester Knighthawks are dedicating
their game on Saturday, April 30th to
the memory of 10 fans who passed away
over the last year: Roni Lee Styres, Melvin
Edward Styres, Jolene Alisha (Styres) Doxtador,
Arnold Joseph General, Brian “Zimm”
Zimmer, Raymond and Sharon Shortino,
Harvey and Sharon Stoler, and Sue Ann
Alex Sprague-Getsy established two Section 4 records and tied for the second-most points in New York high school lacrosse history in Johnson City’s 21-9 victory Monday over visiting Chenango Valley.
Sprague-Getsy had six goals and 12 assists for an 18-point total, four better than the previous sectional record, accoring to LaxPower.com. Chenango Forks’ Nick Mirabito and Corning East’s Greg Miller scored 14 in 2002 and 1981, respectively.
Defending champion Syracuse opened ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament play with a 16-11 victory against Boston College on Thursday, April 28 in Blacksburg, Va. The second-seeded Orange led by one at halftime and opened the second half with five consecutive goals on their way to their third straight first-round victory.
The eighth-ranked Orange takes on No. 11 North Carolina in the first round. The game will be televised on ESPNU with Eamon McEaney (pxp), Quint Kessenich (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (analyst) on the call. It's also available on ESPN3. TK99 will broadcast the game as the official radio home of the Orange, with Brian Higgins (pxp) and Kyle Fetterly (color) calling the action. WAER will also be carrying the game.
It all comes down to the final weekend of the regular season. The Rochester Knighthawks are still alive in the playoff race with two games to play. The Knighthawks can lock up their sixth straight postseason berth with a pair of wins and a Georgia loss.
Following a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over the Rochester Knighthawks last weekend, the Buffalo Bandits will return home to First Niagara Center on Saturday, looking to end their regular season on a high note when they take on the New England Black Wolves.
Mike Powell is one of the all-time greats at Syracuse. Wearing the legendary No. 22 worn by his older brothers Casey and Ryan, Mike twice won the Tewaaraton Trophy, was a four-time All-American and four-time Jack Turnbull Award winner as the top attackman in college lacrosse. He led the Orange to two national championships (2002 and ’04) and holds Syracuse’s all-time points record (307). An accomplished musician and artist, Powell originally designed this illustration as a poster for Syracuse’s 100 Years Celebration on April 1, at which his band also performed.
Below, he explains his inspiration for the work.
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Canisius College (11-5, 8-0) will be the top overall seed in the championship and will have a first round bye in the 2016 MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The Griffs will host the championship semifinals and final at the Demske Sports Complex in Buffalo, New York from May 6-8. Canisisus will face the lowest advancing seed from the first round on Friday, May 6 in the second semifinal at 8pm. Marist College (9-7, 6-2) earns the number two seed and will also receive a first round bye in the championship. The Red Foxes will take on the highest advancing seed from the first round in the first semifinal matchup on Friday, May 6 at 4pm. All of the semifinals and final round contests will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team picked up a crucial 10-8 conference win over Potsdam on Wednesday night at Laker Turf Stadium. With the victory, Oswego improves to 6-8 overall but, more importantly, 2-3 in the SUNYAC while Potsdam falls to 9-5, 2-3. An Oswego victory at Plattsburgh – or a Potsdam loss at Brockport on Saturday – would clinch the Lakers a spot in the SUNYAC Championship.
SU’s 14.28 draw controls per game is the fourth-best mark in the country and Treanor’s individual mark of 9.06 per game is the best in the country. SU has won almost 90 more draws than its opponents through 18 games.
Even though it’s been 50 years, Bruce Mansdorf ’66 can still recall tiny details of his time as an All-America defender for the Cornell men’s lacrosse team, under legendary two-sport coach Nevin D. “Ned” Harkness.
On a day when Niskayuna boys' lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang said some of his top producers weren't at their best, senior star Dylan Pantalone was. The faceoff specialist/midfielder turned in a near-perfect effort in Niskayuna's Suburban Council battle with Shenendehowa on Wednesday and helped spark the Silver Warriors to an 18-10 win at Niskayuna High School.
After a season-long nine days of rest, No. 4 seed Syracuse (8-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) is rewarded with a rematch against No. 1 seed North Carolina (8-5, 3-1) in the opening round of the ACC tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. in Kennesaw, Georgia.
In addition to sports, Grant is a member of the National Honor Society, French honor society, Model United Nations, varsity club, and is also vice president of the senior class. A master of time management, Grant not only found the way to juggle all her activities, but will be Potsdam’s valedictorian during the upcoming school graduation.
The eighth-ranked Orange takes on No. 11 North Carolina in the first round. The game will be televised on ESPNU with Eamon McEaney (pxp), Quint Kessenich (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (analyst) on the call. It's also available on ESPN3. TK99 will broadcast the game as the official radio home of the Orange, with Brian Higgins (pxp) and Kyle Fetterly (color) calling the action. WAER will also be carrying the game.
The Alfred University men's lacrosse team (10-4, E8 4-3) dominated Houghton College on the road Wednesday evening behind hat-tricks from junior Nick Skibitsky (Williamsville) and sophomore Jake Lynch (Whitney Point).
The Utica College men's lacrosse team rallied from a 9-2 first half deficit to earn a thrilling 11-10 victory over visiting Hartwick College in Empire 8 Conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers outscored Hartwick 9-1 in the final 37:38 of the contest to earn their fifth straight victory over the Hawks in the all-time series.
Twelve different players scored at least one goal as the Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Geneseo, 19-6, in SUNYAC action Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 10-5 overall and 5-0 in the conference and clinched the top seed in the upcoming SUNYAC tournament with the win. The Knights fell to 5-8 and 1-5.
Junior scored six points on four goals with two assists, and freshman Connner Crosson added four goals as the nationally-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team secured the Empire 8 regular-season championship thanks to a 22-3 win over Elmira College Wednesday afternoon on Campus Field in Elmira, N.Y.
Syracuse lacrosse attack Nick Piroli has an alternate theory for his unfortunate injury history, one that dismisses just plain old bad luck.
"I guess I'm getting old. I'm breaking down,'' he joked earlier this week
Erica Evans said she came back to Canisius a different player following her Under-19 World Championship gold medal experience with Team Canada last summer.
The MAAC regular-season champion Golden Griffins (11-5) have benefited from that growth, especially as they've won nine straight games heading into the May 3 conclusion of a tied game with Syracuse that had been halted by snow in early April. Evans was right in the thick of things as Canisius hung with the No. 4-ranked team in the country.
Dan Dawson has not missed an NLL game since 2002 which, given the physical contact inherent in the sport, is truly remarkable.
The six-foot-two Rochester forward appeared in his 231st consecutive game to become pro indoor lacrosse's new Ironman, surpassing the 230 straight played by former Knighthawk Shawn Williams.
Albany attackman Connor Fields has earned StringKing Player of the Week honors, as the Danes have become one of the hottest teams in the country. The honor is voted on by the readers of Inside Lacrosse.
Madison Pritchard (West Genesee) of the Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team has been named Athlete of the Week by the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region III after standout performances during the week that ended April 24, 2016.
Madison Pritchard (West Genesee) (3-2), Jordan Osborne (Waterloo) (3-2) and Brigid Regin (West Genesee)(2-3) each tallied five points to help lead the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team to a 22-2 victory over North Country Community College Wednesday afternoon at David W. Murphy field on "Sophomore Day."
Seniors Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) and Mallory Vehar have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Team in a vote by the league's head coaches. Treanor was voted to the All-ACC First Team, while Vehar earned second-team honors.
The No. 8 Syracuse lacrosse team was well represented on the All-ACC Team, which was announced by the league on Wednesday, with four student-athletes named to the 18-player squad, which was voted on by the league's head coaches.
No. 2 seed Syracuse begins defense of its ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship when it opens play in the 2016 tournament against the No. 7 seed Boston College on Thursday, April 28. Opening draw at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. is set for 5 p.m.
Onondaga Community College will serve as the host of the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Men's Lacrosse Championships. The Region III Championships will take place April 30-May 1 at David W. Murphy field on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. Onondaga will be one of four sites for the regional tournaments.
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team clinched a home playoff game by defeating Potsdam 19-8 at Maxcy Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Lakers reach double-digit win plateau for the second time in the last three season as they now hold a 10-3 mark overall with a 5-2 record in the SUNYAC.
The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team is gearing up to participate in the HEADstrong Foundation game, held Saturday, April 30 against SUNY Potsdam.
The Golden Eagles will host the HEADstrong Foundation game in conjunction with the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) an effort to raise cancer awareness and funds for improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team concluded their regular season home schedule Wednesday afternoon, posting 13 second half goals enroute to a 21-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory over Wells College on Drake Field in Morrisville.
The numbers that Syracuse University freshman attack Nicole Levy has put up this season scream for attention. In 18 games, she's ripped opposing defenses for 35 goals and 18 assists, a points total of 53 that places her second on a team of some of the best offensive talent in Division I lacrosse.
The Monroe CC (10 – 4) men’s lacrosse team wrapped up their regular season with a win against Hudson Valley CC. Fifteen players scored for the Tribunes on Saturday afternoon. The Tribunes improved their record from last year to this year with two more wins and are the #3 seed in the Region 3 tournament. The Tribunes finished last year #7 in the region and didn’t make the semi-finals game. Monroe will play Genesee CC (#2 in the region) on Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm in the semi finals of the Region 3 tournament (hosted by Onondaga CC).
The Rochester Knighthawks will wear special fan-themed jerseys on Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 30th. When Rochester hosts the Saskatchewan Rush, the Knighthawks will don jerseys that include the names of all of their season ticket account holders.
If it's one game that has a lot at stake, it’s this one coming up Saturday night at home against the New England Black Wolves. It'll be the chateaubriand of the NLL that night. The game is the center of attention everywhere. It's gonna be huge.
After a 5-0 start to the season, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team stumbled last week, losing consecutive games to West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius. The Bees didn't hang their heads.
"We just got back to work," coach Matt Wilcox said.
Let me just get this out of the way now: This may have been the best AHM Ever!
The second leg of my lacrosse-intentional odyssey is coming to a close in roughly an hour when I board my plane in Prague, bound for London. While there is a sequence of events, and I have knocked off another year at the Ales Hrebesky memorial, I just want to make it extremely clear that this is NOT a trip where one goes through the motions. Not even remotely.
Five players each tallied at least three points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-7 victory over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field on Wednesday afternoon.
The RIT (14-1) men's lacrosse had a record-setting day versus cross-town rival Nazareth College (11-5) on Tuesday, defeating the Golden Flyers 26-8 at Golden Flyer Stadium. The 26 RIT goals is the most scored versus Nazareth in 36 meetings between the two schools. The Tigers have now won nine straight versus Nazareth.
Talking to Julie Buccieri is like taking a course on the history of girls lacrosse at Lancaster High School. She was around almost at the beginning of the program as a player, and for more than a decade she’s had a glorious run of success as a coach.
Cortland junior attacker Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) and junior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) have been honored by both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for their play during the week ending April 24.
About halfway through director Gwendolen Cates’ beautiful documentary The Good Mind comes an unusually intimate look at life on the Onondaga Nation. Asa Shenandoah is talking about her 2-year-old son, Hadowaets, whose Native name means “he hunts.” The boy’s daycare teacher asked why he dances in a circle. That’s the way the Onondaga dance, Shenandoah told the teacher.
She sees it as evidence that her son will carry on Onondaga traditions. “He’s getting it,” Shenandoah says in the documentary. “It’s a part of who he is.” The scene ends with a shot of the boy holding a toddler-size lacrosse stick.
The Niagara faithful are hoping for a little payback starting Wednesday when D’Hont’s younger sister, Hailey, gets her first chance to view the Battle of the Bridge rivalry through purple-colored glasses. The freshman is NU lacrosse’s fifth-leading scorer heading into Wednesday's regular season finale against the Golden Griffins (7 p.m., NU).
Madison Pritchard (West Genesee) tallied six points on four goals and two assists to help lead the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team to an 18-4 victory over Suffolk Community College Sunday afternoon at David W. Murphy field.
The Rochester Knighthawks handed out their 2016 Team Awards, following their showdown with the Buffalo Bandits Saturday night. The Knighthawks honored seven players and two members of their lacrosse staff for their outstanding contributions to the team.
Heading to Hempstead for the first week of the 2016 season, the Rochester Rattlers fell to the the New York Lizards 19-16 in a rematch of the 2015 MLL Championship at James M. Shuart Stadium. Led by Jordan Wolf (5g, 1a), the team dominated for the first three quarters of the game, but 7 goals by the Lizards in the 4th quarter proved to be enough to take down the Rattlers.
This year Dylan and Riley Donahue are making names for themselves on the Syracuse Orange men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. But it wasn’t too long ago their father and uncles were Orange stars. The Donahue family name is one that’s been intertwined with Syracuse lacrosse for decades. Find out more:
The fourth-seeded Army West Point men's lacrosse team went 4-for-6 on man-up situations and cruised to a 13-6 win over Lehigh in the Patriot League Quarterfinals to advance to semifinals on Friday night.
The Black Knights (9-5) got head coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) his 100th career victory as a college lacrosse head coach. He is 100-81 overall in his career.
Junior Andrew Jarrett, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime against RPI, and senior Ryan Fisher, who won two more games last week running his record to 14-1, have been named by the Liberty League as this week's Offensive and Defensive Performers of the Week as announced by the League office Monday.
The Homer girls lacrosse team's defense dominated in a second-half comeback against Cortland Tuesday, tying a season-low for goals allowed and won 4-3. The Trojans trailed 3-2 at the half, but midfielder Olivia Porter's hat-trick propelled her squad to the big road win.
Molly Driscoll is a graduate of Corcoran High School in Syracuse and a freshman at St. Bonaventure University where she's a member of the women's lacrosse team. She's involved on campus with recruits making tough decisions about college and wanted to share her insights into the process high school students and athletes are facing.
Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) is this week's ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after her record-setting performance against Louisville. She earns the award for the second time this season.
Eighteen players isn’t the largest of rosters to begin with in lacrosse, so you can only imagine the frustration that set in on North Tonawanda’s boys squad when injuries and illness took their toll on the Lumberjacks just a few games into the 2016 campaign.
The Lakers intentionally fill their schedule with the best competition they can find. With Garden City making a swing through central New York during spring break, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team welcomed the challenge of playing the 13-time state champions from Long Island.
Syracuse (8-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) enters the ACC tournament on a two-game win streak. The No. 4 seed Orange will face No. 1 seed North Carolina (8-5, 3-1) on Friday at 6 p.m. in Kennesaw, Georgia in the conference semifinals. SU took down the Tar Heels a week and a half ago, 13-7, but since then, UNC used an eight-goal fourth quarter to beat then-No. 1 Notre Dame.
With the postseason set to begin, beat writers Connor Grossman, Jon Mettus and Paul Schwedelson answer three questions about Syracuse.
General Brown's Luke Rogers has a substantial lead in Points, shares the lead for Goals Scored, and is second in Assists. Dan Cusick from Marcellus has 140 Saves, while Mark Suits, Homer, leads with a Save Ptc. of .678.
Big moves by several Section 3 schools this week. Auburn and Cazenovia make impressive moves into the top five, Marcellus enters the Top 20 at #10, and Homer and Skaneateles are new at #16 and #17, respectively. Salmon River jumps nine spots, and Maine-Endwell and Penfield make six new schools in the Top 20 this week.
These rankings are based solely on teams' current computer ratings. Only teams having played five or more games are included. A season-end poll will be used in combination with the computer ratings in mid to late June to determine the No. 1 boys' and girls' teams nationally for the 2015 season.
The Maine-Endwell lacrosse team started Monday 7-1. Monday afternoon two of M-E seniors made their college decision official. Attackman Vinnie Vultaggio (United Lacrosse ) and defenseman Cody Kicsak (SweetLax)signed letters of intent to continue their lacrosse careers in college.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its men's lacrosse players of the week, naming Morrisville State senior goalkeeper Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) the Defensive Player of the Week for a second consecutive week.
Le Moyne College senior attackman Logan Thomas (Liverpool/Onondaga C.C.) and redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) have received Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday evening.
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There are currently fifty games scheduled for this week and as usual, the big nights are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Looking at the fifteen games on Tuesday, there certainly will be interest in the Canandaigua at Brighton game. The Barons (5-0) are one of only five teams that remain undefeated at this point and both teams will be in the Class B Tournament in May. Fairport is at Victor (6-0) in another noteworthy Tuesday game.
[Liam] Banks, who is also the chief executive officer of LB3, is one of the most influential people in lacrosse’s expansion into Georgia. He moved to the Peach State from Philadelphia nine years ago and has helped Atlanta become one of the fastest growing hotbeds for the sport.
It’s the highest percentage in team history, dating back to 1981 when SU’s oldest man-up statistics are available, beating out the 51.8 percent man-up attack from 1989 — Gary Gait’s junior season and a national championship year for SU.
Today, the Brothers went up against another Long Island powerhouse in defending state Class C champion Mt. Sinai. And CBA got what it was looking for - as the Mustangs made the Brothers work hard in the second half to escape with an 11-10 victory at home.
With apologies to the iconic radio newscaster Paul Harvey, I just had to tell “the rest of the story” after reading lacrosse writer Peter Lasagna’s article that appeared in the May issue of Inside Lacrosse. I hope I’ve said this before, but I sincerely believe that Coach Lasagna is the best lacrosse writer in all the land. As soon as I bring the magazine into the house, I flip to the inside back cover, where Rick Reilly’s best work used to await readers of Sports Illustrated, and everything else gets put on hold while I read his take on everything from the evolution of the game to recruiting to passings of legends and celebrations of success.
After helping the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team to the program’s first top-5 victory since 2014, Connor Fields (Bishop Timon) and Zach Ornstein earned America East weekly awards for the period ending April 24th.
Fields was selected as the America East Offensive Player of the Week while Ornstein was chosen as the league’s rookie of the week. Fields picks up his third conference weekly honor of the year while Ornstein earns his second.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team continues to rise in the rankings after defeating Yale this weekend, going up to #5 in the USILA Coaches Poll and the Inside Lacrosse Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, placing in the top-5 for the first time since 2007.
The MAAC today announced three Canisius women’s lacrosse players as recipients of weekly awards, sweeping the awards for the week. Sophomore Lauren Smolenky (Brighton) has been named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Erica Evans has been selected as MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) has been named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
Siena Lacrosse sophomore attackman Chris Robertson has been heralded as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. The Dundas, Ontario native erupted for a career-high eight points to lead the Saints to a pivotal 16-11 conference victory at Manhattan Saturday.
Marist men's lacrosse freshman attack Thomas Rago was selected as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie Of The Week it was announced Monday.
Rago picked up his first career hat trick April 23 as Marist scored a season-high 14 goals in a non-conference victory at NJIT.
[Eric] DeJohn (Jamesville-DeWitt), a redshirt senior, was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the first such honor of his career, while sophomore Corpolongo was named to the Weekly Honor Roll.
Megan Young (Schuylerville) scored 1:47 into overtime to lift Hartwick to an 11-10 win over Elmira College in Empire 8 women's lacrosse on Monday at Campus Field. The game was rescheduled from April 9 when inclement weather forced a postponement of the matchup between the Hawks and Soaring Eagles.
For the first time in over six years, the Elmira College women's lacrosse team has swept the Empire 8 Conference weekly awards, as Moorea Spoljaric '16 (Saugerties) was named the Player of the Week and Lindsay Wargo '17 the Goalie of the Week, announced by the league on Monday.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team continued its winning ways this afternoon against Iona, defeating the Gaels 16-3, to become the 2016 MAAC Regular Season Champions, clinching the No. 1 seed in the MAAC Tournamens.
After Blaze Riorden (Fairport) saved two shots on defense to begin overtime, Seth Oakes (Salmon River/OCC) buried the ground ball shot inside the right post from Connor Fields (Bishop Timon) as the #6/6 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team earned their first top-5 win since 2014, taking down #4/4 Yale on the road 14-13 for its seventh straight victory.
A documentary about the Salmon River Central School girls varsity lacrosse team’s quest for a championship made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Team members, coaches, chaperons and members of the Akwesasne community traveled to New York City this week to be among the first to watch “Keepers of the Game.”
Senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) tallied five points and became Syracuse's all-time leader in goals in the No. 4 Orange's 13-10 victory against No. 8 Louisville on Saturday, April 23. With the win, the Orange claim the second seed in the ACC Tournament next week at Virginia Tech, finishing the year with a 5-2 league record.
Defending champion Syracuse will be the No. 2 seed in next week's ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. The Orange will take on No. 7 seed Boston College in the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. Syracuse posted a 5-2 mark in league play this season and enters the conference tournament with a 14-4 overall record.
SUNY Geneseo senior midfielder Liz Felix totaled three goals and three assists while senior attack Tara Basile added two goals and three assistst to lead the Knights to a 14-5 victory at Potsdam in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse, Saturday.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (10-4, 5-0 AE) committed just one turnover in the first half en route to a 12-3 road victory at New Hampshire (6-9. 3-2 AE) on Saturday afternoon. Sarah Martin recorded four goals, three assists, three draw controls and two caused turnovers to lead the Great Danes.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team (8-4, 2-2 ACC) will be the No. 4 seed in this weekend's ACC Tournament and face top-seed North Carolina (8-5, 3-1 ACC) in the first semifinal on Friday at 6 p.m. in Kennesaw, Georgia.
The Tar Heels claimed the ACC regular season crown on Saturday when they scored seven unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 1 Notre Dame 17-15 in Chapel Hill.
Senior attackman Logan Thomas (Liverpool/Onondaga C.C.) recorded a career-high six points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 13-6 win over fifth-ranked Adelphi University in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Senior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) tallied a program-record 14 points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 20-10 victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday afternoon at Jess Dow Field.
Sophomore attack Chris Robertson scored a career-high eight points to fuel Siena Lacrosse to a pivotal 16-11 conference road win at Manhattan. With the victory, the Saints moved into a three-way tie for fourth place in the MAAC Standings with both Detroit and Monmouth heading into next weekend’s regular season finale against the Hawks. The top-four teams qualify for the MAAC Tournament.
The No. 2 RIT (13-1, 6-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a convincing 21-8 win at Vassar College (7-7, 2-3 Liberty League) on Saturday afternoon. Chad Levick (Newmarket, Ontario/The Hill Academy) tallied four points, giving him 100 for his career at the university.
Junior Andrew Jarrett scored his second goal of the game 1:05 into overtime leading the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team, ranked No. 4 in the country, to an 8-7 victory over RPI Saturday afternoon in ECAV Stadium in Troy.
Elmira College fourth-year midfielder Moorea Spoljaric '16 (Saugerties) scored five times to tie the women's lacrosse program record for career goals, as the Soaring Eagles fell to Nazareth College 20-9 on Friday.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 9-5 win over Detroit on Senior Night in the team’s regular-season finale. With the win, the Griffs even their MAAC record to 3-3 and improve to 4-7 overall, while the Titans drop to 2-9 on the season and 2-3 against MAAC foes.
Senior Emily Peebles (LaFayette)scored five goals, including the game-winning tally with 11:20 remaining the second half, to lead Colgate to a 10-8 victory over Lehigh in Patriot League women's lacrosse action Saturday at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
The nationally-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team extended its school-record winning streak to 12 games and moved one step closer to winning the Empire 8 regular-season championship thanks to Saturday's 22-11 win over Alfred University at Yunevich Stadium at Merrill Field.
In a fiercely contested matchup between longtime divisional rivals, a six-goal fourth quarter run propelled the Buffalo Bandits to a 15-13 win over the Rochester Knighthawks Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. And with it, Dhane Smith made history.
The Rochester Knighthawks fell 15-13 to the Buffalo Bandits in the third and final meeting of the season between the thruway rivals. The Knighthawks rallied late to energize the sell-out crowd of 10,716 fans at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena Saturday night.
After a close game throughout, the Saints took control at the end of the game and defeated Hilton at the very end of the first overtime period. Pittsford remained undefeated with an 11-7 win over Cazenovia. Schroeder was a 10-8 win over Spencerport and Fairport lost a tough one against JD. Other winners included Mynderse, Geneva, Thunder, Pal-Mac, and Wayne.
Getting through four years of college while playing a varsity sport is more than enough of a challenge for most student-athletes, but for senior Sang Kim, it is just the beginning. Kim not only splits his time between school and lacrosse, but is also an active member of the Brockport Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.
Cambridge Lacrosse is pulling together and asking for community help as it raises funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes.
Two players in the lacrosse program are affected by the disease, and league members will be taking part in a 3-mile walk at 11 a.m. May 1 at the University at Albany. Check-in is 9:30 a.m. The team's name is "Zachary’s “Beta Cell Gang.”
The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse program leaped out to a 14-0 lead after 30 minutes and never looked back, as the Cardinals coasted to an 18-2 win over host Houghton College on Friday night.
After eight years living in Portland, Ore., Ryan Powell recently moved his family back to Central New York. Though he's relocated to his own neck of the woods, his impact on lacrosse in the Beaver State remains and will help shape lacrosse there for years to come.
They don't have flashy uniforms, they don't have a locker room to put on those uniforms. They don't even have a home field. But regardless of their limited resources, U-Prep has started a lacrosse team. Making the Griffins the first city school district to establish a varsity lacrosse program. (Video)
The Thompson brothers are getting recognized on the street. Maybe sort of.
“We went to a Hawks game last week, and I heard some people say, ‘Oh, there are the Thompsons,’” said Jerome Thompson, eldest of three brothers bringing lacrosse to the masses in Gwinnett County. “They didn’t really stop and talk about it with us.”
Potential Division I lacrosse NCAA Tournament teams want to start rounding into shape by April. Loyola, then, might just be peaking at the right time. On senior night at Ridley Athletic Complex, the Greyhounds played arguably their best game of 2016, beating Patriot League rival Army-West Point 12-6 to earn the No. 2 seed and the bye into the conference tournament semifinals.
Sophomore Haley DeVona (ESM) scored a career-high seven goals and her sister Nicole, a junior, added three goals and one assist Friday as Nazareth defeated host Elmira in an Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse match, 20-9.
Sparked by a big third quarter Fayetteville-Manlius went on to score a 9-8 victory over No.12 state-ranked West Genesee in a CNYCL boys lacrosse game on Friday.
"The third quarter was key," said veteran Fayetteville-Manlius coach Chris Kenneally. "We got off to a bad start and got down. I said at halftime that we have to play smarter, especially against a good team like West Genesee."
For the second time in three outings, the Corning Hawks won a boys lacrosse contest in the second overtime. On Monday, the Hawks downed Vestal 11-10 and on Friday, Corning topped Horseheads 9-8 in double OT.
Freshman goaltender Samantha Gladd (Rensselaer) backstopped a solid defensive outing and junior Ashley Flick (Watertown) paced the offensive effort as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team defeated RPI 9-2 in Liberty League action on the road in Troy, NY on Friday afternoon.
The Patriot League Tournament is set after an action-packed Friday night of league games. While not as wild as last season’s frenetic final Friday of Patriot League action, the night again hinged on the Holy Cross vs. Boston University matchup. The Crusaders beat BU, 11-7, to earn the last available spot in the six-team tournament, their first trip in program history.
Today, we are proud to announce the newest and biggest box lacrosse tournament in North America – It’s the LaxAllStars.com North American Invitational international box lacrosse tournament!
The tournament will run in Syracuse, NY during the last days of September, and 2016 will be the first ever edition of this soon-to-be annual tournament. Syracuse has amazing venues for box lacrosse, the dates work out well for just about any team or player to participate, and the location means we will see amazing talent from Canada, Native teams, AND the United States.
Pittsford Head Coach Andrew Whipple graduated from Irondequoit High School as a four-time Sectional Champion and a two-time High School All-American, and finished as Irondequoit’s all-time leading scorer with 225 goals and 162 assists. He is still currently Monroe County’s All-time leading scorer. Whipple then went on the play at the University of Maryland, where he was a four-year starter.
A seventh multi-purpose playing field is currently being installed at the main site of the Lake Placid Summit Classic. Along with the field, a new fence which will completely enclose the 7 fields is also being installed. We believe these changes will enhance the experience of all of our participants.
The Rochester Knighthawks will host the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. That evening, the Knighthawks will hold their annual Native American Night.
The event will feature Native American artisans, music and dancers. Fans can enter a raffle to win a wooden lacrosse stick, courtesy of Traditional Lacrosse. The Knighthawks will also sell Native American Night special edition T-shirts at the game while supplies last.
Although the Buffalo Bandits have already managed to clinch a spot in this year’s NLL Playoffs, the club still has much to play for this Saturday when they go on the road to take on the Rochester Knighthawks at Blue Cross Arena.
For the first time since 1991, the LaFayette High School boys lacrosse team is in danger of missing the sectional playoffs. A week ago, the Lancers were staring at a 1-6 record. They are young and inexperienced, but their talent and their pedigree is starting to step forward.
Olivia Miles grew up playing lacrosse with two older sisters, which helps explain the extreme competitive edge she brings to the playing field. Watertown girls lacrosse coach Tim Burr said his senior leader has always had that extra gear, a tremendous drive to win - whether in the final minutes of a tight game or during a routine practice drill.
Guilderland girls' lacrosse junior Kerry Gerety said she just wanted to get Thursday's game against Shaker over with.
The standout midfielder drew a foul 46 seconds into overtime and stepped to the eight-meter line.
Sophomore Griffin Cook helped Jamesville-DeWitt to a 24-5 win over Chittenango (N.Y.) by totaling 10 points on seven goals and three assists. The Syracuse commit has 21 goals and 11 assists this season.
In a clash between last year’s regular-season Monsignor Martin champion and playoff champion, it was reigning postseason champion Canisius earning a 13-9 win over visiting St. Joe’s.Reid martin had five goals and an assist for the Crusaders, while Michael Tierney added two goals and an assist in the win.
Irondequoit has a 15-9 win over visiting Ithaca while Livonia used a last minute flurry to take Rush-Henrietta in overtime. Waterloo and Midlakes played a close game, but the Indians held on to their one goal lead for the win. Other winners include Newark, Lightning, Aquinas, Gates Chili, Churchville-Chili, Pal-Mac, Geneva, Victor and Schroeder. There are still five undefeated teams: Brighton, Churchville-Chili, Pittsford, Victor and Wayne.
The magical mystery tour has left town, but the wins and top 10 ranking haven't. Albany is proving there is life after Lyle Thompson.
"With Lyle gone, it would have been so easy to say we're going to rebuild," senior midfielder Derek Eccles said of the Great Danes' first year following the unbelievable career of the two-time Tewaaraton winner. "The seniors wanted to make sure everyone knew we still have what it takes to be a contender."
If you’ve cheered on a daughter at a high school sporting event, you’ll identify with Judd Ehrlich’s exhilarating documentary “Keepers of the Game.” If you’ve lived in a small town, as do the resilient athletes in this movie, you’ll probably connect even more. And if you are a fan of lacrosse, a game originated by Native Americans, you may relate most of all.
The Tribunes (9 – 4) won a key regional game against the Herkimer College Generals on Wednesday evening. With a win on Saturday against Hudson Valley CC, the Tribunes will hold the #3 spot in the upcoming regionals tournament.
Seeding is still yet to be determined. The eventual number one seed will host the semifinals and championship game while the third and fourth seeds will host opening round action. The top two seeds earn a bye while the third seed will take on the sixth seed and the fourth seed will face the fifth seed with the games being played at the higher seeded school.
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team outscored the Siena Saints 8-0 in a stellar second period en route to a 14-8 win Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Niagara (8-7, 4-2 MAAC) sits fourth in the conference and has clinched a spot in the MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship for the second consecutive season.
Like many high school coaches, Chris Kenneally of Fayetteville-Manlius preaches the virtues of teamwork constantly to his boys lacrosse team. Today, the Hornets showed their coach that they've been listening.
A Fort Drum soldier ready to be deployed for a sixth time got a special surprise at his son's lacrosse game Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer Ken Duncan and his family were given an American flag and flowers at the Lowville Academy / Indian River game in Philadelphia.
Senior Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) scored a game-high six goals and junior Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) scored six points on three goals and three assists to become just the fifth player in program history to reach 100 career assists as the top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Geneseo, 16-4, in SUNYAC action Thursday afternoon.
Albany High School Falcon’s girl’s lacrosse fell to the Ballston Spa Scotties Thursday evening on their home turf. With a final score of 15-9, the Falcons worked hard to make a solid comeback after a tough first half.
Today’s enemies can be tomorrow’s friends in the world of indoor lacrosse.
Take Saturday’s important game between the Buffalo Bandits and the Rochester Knighthawks. It’s a renewal of one of the bigger rivalries in the National Lacrosse league, and there’s plenty at stake.
The SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team used a dominating first half to earn their 10th win of the season in a 15-5 victory against visiting Morrisville State College on Wednesday. The 10 wins ties the previous program best set during the 2015 season.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will hold their annual Native American Night on Saturday, April 23rd. It will be a celebration of the Creator’s Game when the Knighthawks host the Buffalo Bandits at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
Ever since Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres came to Rochester, it was clear that he wanted to bring something special to the team. One of his ideas was that he wanted to keep the roots of the game of lacrosse alive in his team and honor the heritage of the game.
Madison Pritchard (West Genesee) collected seven points on three goals and four assists to help lead the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team to a 17-7 victory over Erie Community College Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo, NY.
Staats posted a combined 16 points (4+12) in Georgia's weekend sweep with nine points (2+7) in Friday's 16-9 home win over the New England Black Wolves and seven points (2+5) in Saturday's 17-11 road win vs. the Rochester Knighthawks. Staats, who leads all rookies in goals (32), assists (51) and points (83), has helped the Swarm back into the playoff race with three-straight wins for a 7-9 record.
In a close game throughout, Gananda scored three goals in under a minute and a half to force overtime, where Wayne senior midfielder Cooper Pieroni scored the winning goal on a feed from Jack Camp to give the Eagles a 15-14 win. Avon defeated UPrep 17-10.
LEGACY Global Sports will host the Warrior National Prospect Invite, Brine National Lacrosse Classic, and the Brine National Lacrosse Academy from July 19-22 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, VA. During this first-time All-Star Week, all three flagship events will be staggered to highlight “best of the best” youth and high school players while affording maximum game time and optimal scouting opportunities.
The No. 8 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (8-4, 2-2 ACC) showed no signs of fatigue in its third game in nine days, as 'Cuse jumped all over Binghamton (4-8, 2-2 America East) early, and cruised to a 13-5 win in its final test before the ACC Tournament.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team blew open a close game after three quarters with a 10-goal fourth quarter and defeated visiting Clarkson University, 20-11, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at the Stadium Complex.
As part of the season-long celebration of Syracuse's centennial anniversary season, the men's lacrosse program will be honoring different segments of the 100 years at each game. Tonight, we celebrate the first segment of current head coach John Desko's tenure with the Orange where he won three NCAA titles in a five-year span. The accompanying video will be shown on the Carrier Dome video boards between the first and second quarter, and the story below is in the commemorative game program, which can be purchased from Carrier Dome vendors.
Senior Matt Beebe (LaFayette) scored five goals and added six assists for 11 points in Keuka College's 17-2 men's lacrosse victory over Wells College on Tuesday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Beebe now was 189 points in his career, surpassing the previous record of 188 set by Lucas Hopkins in 2004.
The Army West Point women's lacrosse team held a four-goal halftime advantage, but was unable to hold off a strong run by Colgate in the second half of a 16-7 Patriot League loss on Wednesday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The No. 1-ranked team in syracuse.com's first weekly boys lacrosse high school poll nearly had a short stay. Jamesville-DeWitt rallied for six goals in the fourth quarter to erase a three-goal deficit as they defeated Christian Brothers Academy 12-10 on Tuesday night.
Two of the fastest men on turf will enter the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30th. Pat McCready and Chris Schiller will become the 14th and 15th members of the esteemed club, and the seventh and eighth defensemen to receive the honor.
Last weekend was interesting with the Bandits' home-and-home series against the Rock. The Bandits showed they were human as adversity comes at unexpected moments. Just like Heidi Klum’s motto on Project Runway: “One day, you're in and the next day, you're out.”
“My team doesn’t like to lose. It’s pretty awesome to be able to go through this journey with them.” – Grand Island coach Jennifer Shalke.
Each year there is a darling during the season. The one team that comes out of nowhere to steal the headlines.
Senior midfielder Zach Scaduto leads the Bearcats offense with 23 goals and 33 points — both career highs. He’s scored at least three goals and taken at least seven shots in each of the team’s last three games. Scaduto is in a starting role for the first time in his career and had previously started just one game over the last three seasons. He picked up three groundballs and had one caused turnover when Syracuse and Binghamton played in 2014.
Western New York experienced something of a preseason earthquake in boys lacrosse this spring.
Gene Tundo started the program at Orchard Park, and had an amazing run of success there. Mike Silverstein spent many years chasing the Quakers as the coach at Clarence, and once in a while the Red Devils caught them. Both Tundo and Silverstein stepped down from their positions before the regular season started, and Larry Catalano and Charlie Warkenthien have replaced them. Catalano, at OP, might be in the tougher position. He’s replacing a legend and that’s never easy.
A practice wall for Victor lacrosse players built in memory of Alex by the Davis family with the help of many community members and sports department faculty was unveiled at a ceremony before a varsity lacrosse game.
“People know the name and when I showed up at their camps that first time, I’m sure it got the coaches to turn their heads and had their eyes on me a little more,” Jack Fiorini said.
What they saw was a sturdy 6-foot-5 athlete with a natural left-handed shot and strong stick skills. Fiorini was coming off a 50-goal sophomore season that ended with South Portland winning the Class A state championship.
After Saturday’s lost to Rush-Henrietta, the Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team was looking for someone to step [up] and make a difference. Instead of just one player taking on the roll, the entire team took upon themselves to get the job done.
In the 10 seasons prior to 2015, Bishop Timon-St. Jude defeated St. Joe’s 17 out of 18 games in their lacrosse rivalry. It included a 14-game win streak from 2008 to 2013. Now the Marauders have won three in a row over Timon, including Tuesday’s 11-10 overtime victory at St. Joe’s.
Canton’s Samantha Mace (11) fires a shot past Massena defender Devin Kelly (24) and over the Red Raider goalie Gisele Todd (29) to score the first goal of the game and give the Golden Bears an early 1-0 lead. The Golden Bears earned a 5-4 victory over the Red Raiders in overtime.
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Vernon-Verona-Sherrill senior Levi Confer scored seven goals . . . [and] senior Garrett Harrington recorded 31 saves in a 15-12 loss to Holland Patent (N.Y.) on Tuesday.
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Junior attack Murphy Newman (Canton, N.Y./Berkshire School) buried a free position goal at 4:19 of overtime to deliver the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team's (7-5, 3-2 SUNYAC) first ever victory over SUNY Oneonta (4-9, 1-4) on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Jeremy Vautour scored six goals and now has 16 goals in the last three games as he led the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team, ranked No. 4 in the country in the latest USILA/Nike National Poll, to a convincing 15-5 victory over SUNY Potsdam Tuesday night in Potsdam.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse program evened its record to 3-3 in the Empire 8 Conference on Tuesday, as the Cardinals came away from Elmira College with a 13-7 win over the host Soaring Eagles.
Evan Molloy doesn’t mince his words. Without a drop of hesitation, he’ll tell you how coaches adore his leadership and peers admire his confidence. He knows what he’s good at, and laughs off the suggestion he couldn’t have possibly been ready for this moment.
Senior Scott Sidnam (West Genesee) made nine fourth-quarter saves and finished with 17 saves as the nationally-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team extended its school-record winning streak to 11 with an 18-16 road win over RIT Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team went on an 11-0 run spanning the end of the first half and deep into the second half to erase a 6-5 deficit in defeating 11th-ranked The College at Brockport, 17-7, Tuesday afternoon in a match up of the last remaining unbeatens in Div. III. The Red Dragons improved to 13-0 overall and 5-0 in the SUNYAC with the win, while the Golden EAgles fell to 11-1 and 4-1.
Jacqueline Jahelka recorded four points to lead top-ranked Adelphi University to a 10-7 win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Tuesday night in a battle of the last two undefeated teams in Division II.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly award selections in men's lacrosse, naming Morrisville State College senior duo, Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette) and Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for the week ending April 17.
The Elmira College men's lacrosse team will host Empire 8 Conference opponent St. John Fisher College for a 4:00 p.m. contest at Campus Field on Tuesday, April 19th. The Soaring Eagles will recognize the USILA-HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Week by sporting lime green HEADstrong socks against the Cardinals.
The eighth-ranked Orange hosts Binghamton in search of its second-straight victory on Wednesday.
The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with Mark Larson (pxp) and Dale Drypolcher (color) on the call. It's also available on ESPN3. TK99 will broadcast the game as the official radio home of the Orange, with Brian Higgins (pxp) and Kyle Fetterly (color) calling the action. WAER will also be carrying the game with Conor Green and Evan Stockton in the booth and Marco Socci on sideline.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team will host a USILA/HEADStrong Cancer awareness game on Wednesday at 4 p.m. as it hosts Stevens Institute of Technology in Empire 8 Conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The Pioneers will dawn the signature HEADstrong lime green cleat laces throughout the game to show their support for those fighting cancer.
Following its first win in a month, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse hopes that it can create some momentum into the final stretch of the season when the team travels to take on Cortland State on Wednesday.
Founded in 1992, the Buffalo Bandits have established themselves as one of the most storied franchises in the history of the National Lacrosse League. With four championships under their belt (1992, 1993, 1996 and 2008), the Bandits are in the midst their 25th season in Buffalo, the longest current tenure of any NLL team in one city. The Bandits have boasted some of the biggest names in lacrosse on their roster over the years. Bandits alumni, coaches, broadcasters and staff recently helped compile a list of the 25 greatest players in franchise history – from current players to those who helped form the nucleus of the first championship teams. In celebrating this silver season, we've asked you to help us select an All-Time Bandits Starting Lineup from our list of 25 greats. Here are the results:
Twenty-five players and teams earn Best Known lacrosse performances over the last few days. Today’s update includes players and performances from Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday games, including a pair of Centennial (Ga.) players posting big games on Friday and Saturday. Also today, Grand Haven (Mich.) goalie Gabe Liebetreu reaches the 30 save mark.
The first leg of my little European lacrosse vacation-slash-tour for this year started off in Warsaw, Poland. For the past week I’ve been staying in a flat in the heart of Warsaw with members of the Warsaw Grom lacrosse club. In what I’ve come to understand as standard in European hospitality, I’ve been treated with kindness that went beyond any expectation. It’s been surreal.
Actually getting to Warsaw? Totally different story.
KEEPERS OF THE GAME is an upcoming documentary by the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and Tribeca Digital Studios about the struggles that face a girls’ lacrosse team from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. Airing on 4/23 at 3:30 PM eastern time on ABC.
Drew Turck won a faceoff and scored five seconds into sudden-death overtime to lift the Lowville boys lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory over Immaculate Heart Central on Monday in a Frontier League interdivision game at IHC.
The Marcellus boys lacrosse team keeps finding ways to win. The Mustangs got some late goals - scoring the final two in the third and fourth quarters - and continued to rely on hot goalie Dan Cusick in a 13-10 non-league victory at Homer.
Some urgency, a shuffled lineup and a ferocious ride helped the West Genesee High School boys lacrosse team get its season back on track Monday night. The Wildcats broke a two-game losing streak with an 11-8 victory over Baldwinsville in a CNYCL contest.
Alex Sprague-Getsy scored the tying goal late in regulation and the winner in overtime to lift host Johnson City to a 9-8 victory over Chenango Forks in a matchup of unbeaten Section 4 Lacrosse Conference squads.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (9-4, 4-0 AE) used a four-goal run mid-way through the second half to steal a 9-7 win at Dartmouth (6-7, 2-3 Ivy League) on Monday afternoon. The Great Danes have now won six of their last seven games leading into the conclusion of the regular season next Saturday.
Midfielders don’t get many chances to shoot. Tasked with playing integral roles on both ends of the field, midfielders like Erica Bodt typically only take one shot a game, while the attack fires off as many as 10 and sometimes more. So when Bodt gets a chance to put points on the board, the senior captain makes the most of her opportunity.
Krawec (ESM/OCC), honored as the top goalkeeper for the eighth time in nine weeks this season, posted a 4.00 goals against average, 19 saves and a 73.1 save percentage in second-ranked Le Moyne's 2-0 week. He opened the week by making five saves (against two goals) over 45 minutes in an 18-2 win over Assumption on Tuesday. He then recorded 14 saves, including five in each of the first and third quarters, in a 14-5 win at Saint Michael's on Saturday.
Syracuse University is planning on building a statue that honors legendary father and son lacrosse coaching duo Roy Simmons and Roy Simmons Jr.
Former Orange goalie Matt Palumb, now assistant athletic director for development at SU, said he got approval from the school for the project and has begun soliciting former players for contributions.
Senior Ashley Gentile (Baldwinsville) netted a game-high seven goals to help lead the nationally top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to an 18-7 win at Oswego Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 6-3 and 2-2.
Hobart College first-year midfielder Bryan Hancock was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Co-Rookie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon. He nearly doubled his season goal total with his first career hat trick in Hobart's 12-6 win at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday.
William Smith College junior goalie Sarah Honan was named the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week. Sophomore Melissa Moore garnered a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
Sophomore attack Brian Feldman (Canandaigua) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row, it was announced today by the conference office.
Three members of the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team have received Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Senior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland), senior goalkeeper Ryan Cortese (Central Square) and freshman attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) were honored for their performances in Le Moyne's two victories last week.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse team will host the 12th annual 21 Run on Sunday, April 24 at the Cornell Plantations, on Forest Home Drive in Ithaca. Registration for this family-friendly event will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the 5K run/walk will kick off at 11:21 p.m. A benefit for the Boiardi Foundation and the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca, the morning will also feature a Read-Aloud and Bookmaking Tent, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
On Saturday, Apr. 23, the Cortland men's and women's lacrosse teams will be dedicating a day of their efforts on the field in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project. The nationally top-ranked women's team hosts Buffalo St. at 12:30 p.m. and the men's team hosts Plattsburgh at 3:30 p.m.
Senior Christine Wright (IHC) of the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team gained notice from the league office once again as she was picked as the Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday.
The season is young, but it has all the markings of being the year of the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team. The Brothers have a roster loaded with future Division I players and it is showing on the field. They've won four games, three by blowouts.
Goalies Mia Pascuzzi (Penfield) (four saves) and Kristen Sedar (Lake Shore)(seven saves) recorded a shutout for the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team as they cruised to a 23-0 victory over Jefferson Community College Saturday afternoon at David W. Murphy field.
Believe it or not, when I started coaching at Oswego State in August of 1982, I agreed to do the job for no pay. My former coach (and athletic director) Dr. John Spring explained to me that there was no salary line because he had done the job for the past four years in addition to coaching the men’s swim team and serving as AD. I didn’t really understand, but I was thrilled – and blinded – at the prospect of being a college head coach. I justified my working for free by saying “they got what they want (a coach) and I got what I want (to be a coach).” Besides, I rationalized, I was a first-year full-time English teacher at Hannibal HS, and my starting salary was more than $15,000 a year!
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team's three-game winning streak ended Sunday at Middlebury College in a match-up of nationally ranked NESCAC opponents in Middlebury, Vt. The host Panthers, who posted a 14-4 win, are second in the latest national coaches' poll; the Continentals are 11th.
The Niagara Purple Eagles lacrosse team will be playing for a special cause on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. when they host the Siena Saints. The lacrosse team has organized events this week to raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sophomore Taylor Casey (Garden City South/Kellenberg Memorial) registered seven points in helping to lead the SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team to a dramatic come-from-behind victory today against visiting Buffalo State 15-14.
Samuel Watts (Bishop Timon) and Doug Jamieson were nearly perfect from the face-off circle going 15-16 and 10-11 respectively for an overall 25-27 on draws to help lead the second-ranked Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team to a 27-3 win over Monroe Community College Saturday afternoon at David W. Murphy field on "sophomore day."
This week’s Around the Crease weekly notebook highlights junior Nick Cooper’s hot start, Bullis’ Nicky Petkevich’s big game, Marcellus’ junior goal Dan Cusick’s hot streak along with taking a look at Gowanda Central (N.Y.) and Corona Del Mar’s face off game. While LaxRecords.com was started as a place to house the history of boys’ high school lacrosse, there are a lot of performances that do not make the lists. But those performances deserved to be highlighted.
Can anyone stop the Hamburg train?
After tonight’s game against Williamsville North the answers seems like a big no. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0, first quarter, and the rest was history as they cruised to a 15-1 over the Spartans on a beautiful night in Hamburg.
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team registered its third shutout in the program's history with a 17-0 victory over Merrimack College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The #6/7 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team defeated Binghamton 12-8 to conclude the annual Spring Stomp, picking up at least a share of the America East regular season title for the fourth consecutive year and securing the 1-seed for hosting rights to the conference tournament.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (8-4, 4-0 AE) scored early and often on Saturday afternoon to sweep past UMass Lowell (1-14, 0-5 AE) 18-2 on senior day at the annual Spring Stomp. Five Great Danes totaled two points or more in the victory, securing a spot in the postseason for the 10th consecutive season.
The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team improved to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the Liberty League after a 19-6 win over Union College (7-6, 2-3 Liberty League) on a sun-drenched Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Tigers have won 52 straight regular season games.
No. 20 Union College (9-2, 6-0 Liberty League) defeated RIT (4-8, 1-4) 13-11 in Liberty League action from Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers led 7-4 at the half, but were out-scored 9-4 in the second half.
The Rochester Knighthawks fell 17-11 to the Georgia Swarm tonight at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. It was a festive atmosphere as over 8,500 fans celebrated Military Appreciation Night.
On an emotional night in front of 17,270 fans in Banditland, the Buffalo Bandits thoroughly outclassed the Toronto Rock in a 14-8 victory. Less than 24 hours after being outworked and outplayed in nearly every facet of the game by the Rock, the Bandits avenged Friday night’s defeat and turned the tables on their longtime rivals.
The No. 11 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (7-4, 2-2 ACC) locked up a berth in the 2016 ACC Championship and a chance to defend its conference title after a crucial win over No. 10 North Carolina (7-5, 2-1 ACC), to hand the Tar Heels their first conference loss on Saturday.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team improved to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in the SUNYAC with a convincing 17-6 victory at Potsdam Saturday afternoon. The Bears dropped to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference with the setback.
The Hobart College lacrosse team scored six consecutive goals in the second half on its way to a 12-6 Northeast Conference win at Mount St. Mary's University this afternoon. First-year Bryan Hancock and junior Frank Brown (Silver Creek) led the Statesmen with three goals apiece.
A run of four unanswered goals to end the first half gave the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team plenty of momentum heading into the locker room, and the Golden Knights did not relinquish their advantage the rest of the way in claiming a 16-8 Liberty League victory over Bard College Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team picked up a crucial conference win against the Manhattan Jaspers Saturday afternoon. Niagara closed the game on a 6-2 run to earn its third win in its last four matchups with Manhattan, winning 12-8 at Gaelic Park.
William Smith College sophomore Melissa Moore posted her second hat trick in as many days as the Heron lacrosse team defeated the University of Rochester 10-4 in a Liberty League game played in Rochester, N.Y., this afternoon.
Sophomore Erica Evans tied a Canisius single-game record for goals, scoring eight times, as the women’s lacrosse team defeated MAAC rival Monmouth 19-6 from the Demske Sports Complex this afternoon, moving the team’s record to 8-5 on the season, while remaining a perfect 5-0 in MAAC play.
No. 4/4 Syracuse led No. 3/3 North Carolina by as many as three goals in the second half but couldn't hold off a Tar Heels' comeback in a 12-11 setback in the Carrier Dome. The loss snaps the Orange's five-game winning streak, while the North Carolina remains unbeaten in ACC play this season.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team got back on track Saturday as it topped host Houghton College 15-4 in Empire 8 Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers outscored the Highlanders 11-2 in the second half to pick up their second E8 victory of the season.
Army-Navy Lacrosse presented by USAA is upon us and will take place on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Michie Stadium on CBS Sports Network.
Not that the matchup needed anymore hype, but the Black Knights can stay in the hunt for the regular season title with a win, while the Mids can clinch the top spot in the tournament with a victory. The game will also be lived on the Armed Forces Network worldwide.
Rookie AJ Barretto made eight saves in the 15-4 win over Boston University last Saturday and was named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Lids National Defensive Player of the Week.
After clinching a postseason berth last week with a win over the Rochester Knighthawks, the Buffalo Bandits lost to a team that was fighting for their playoff lives on Friday night. Despite leading 7-5 to start the second half, a lengthy second-half scoring drought doomed the Bandits in a 12-9 loss to the Toronto Rock at Air Canada Centre.
In the third quarter, Swarm transition player Joel White scored an incredible end-to-end shorthanded goal all by himself. White managed to dodge several defenders, and after a few spin moves and swim dives, White bounced in the Swarm’s only goal of the quarter. The play was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays as the No. 7 play of the night; this marks the second time the Swarm has appeared on #SCTop10 in 2016.
For just the third time in program history the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team held its opponent scoreless, picking up a 21-0 victory over Bard College in Liberty League action Friday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Friday night was the only scheduled rematch between the Suburban Council Class B boys lacrosse powerhouses Ballston Spa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday night. For both coaching staffs, the pre-game plans included reminding their respective teams that this is a regular season game — not last year’s Section II Class B playoff contest.
Braelie Kempney, a lacrosse player from Carthage has started the season out strong for the Lady Comets.
The talented Sophomore scored three goals and had eight assists in a win over Thousand Islands.
Kempney also scored six goals in a win over Geneva.
Because of her talent, Braelie Kempney is the Watertown Savings Bank 7News North Country Athlete of the Week.
No. 4/4 Syracuse takes on a top-five ranked opponent for the fifth time this season when it faces No. 3/3 North Carolina in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, April 16. Opening draw is set for noon. The Orange look to extend their winning streak to six and claim a share of first place in the ACC standings in a rematch of last year's conference tournament final.
The 11th-ranked Orange returns home to face ACC-foe North Carolina after splitting a two-game road trip.
- The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 with John Brickley (pxp) and Paul Carcaterra (color). TK99 with Brian Higgins (pxp) and Kyle Fetterly (color) calling the action. WAER will also be calling the game with Conor Green and Marco Socci in the booth, and Jared Barton on sideline.
Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the first wave of men’s participants who have been selected to compete in the 11th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 2 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The game’s participants, which will be announced in four waves of 11 players through the end of May, will be divided into North and South teams in conjunction with the release of the final wave.
Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the first wave of women’s participants who have been selected to compete in the 11th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 2 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The game’s participants, which will be announced in four waves of 11 players through the end of May, will be divided into North and South teams in conjunction with the release of the final wave.
If you volunteered your services for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, we invite you to the Redhawks home opener on Saturday, April 23, 206 at 7pm. Wear your 2015 WILC volunteer shirt (Ball boy, Towel boy, Penalty box person, Ticket taker, Game operations, Van Driver, etc.) and you will receive FREE admission to the game. Wear your WILC shirt proudly! Support the great game of box lacrosse.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (7-4, 3-0 AE) will step into Casey Stadium for the first time in program history on Saturday for an America East clash against UMass Lowell (1-13, 0-4 AE). The Spring Stomp game also marks senior day for the 2016 graduating class ahead of a Monday road trip to Dartmouth.
This season marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Ned Harkness Era of Cornell Lacrosse. The Cornell Department of Athletics and Physical Education invites fans, alumni and supporters to come celebrate with former teammates of the Harkness-led teams (1966, 67, 68) on the weekend of April 22-23.
For Roy Simmons Jr., his first 12 years as head coach served as a building process for the Orange. By 1983, it was time for Simmons Jr. and company to enjoy the fruits of their labor. His teams went on to win six National Championships and dozens of All-American Awards in the final 16 years at the helm of the program.
Coming to Monteagle Ridge from Williamstown, Australia, Fithall represented her country as a member of Team Australia during the 2015 Rathbones FIL U19 World Championships. In the fall, she will join Niagara's Bailey Collins (Team Canada) and Zoe Parker (Team England) who also competed in the international championship last summer.
Treanor had the chance to play in front of several hometown fans, including multiple local high school teams. She joined us today to talk about the return to the Capital Region, her fan support, her team success and her individual accomplishments.
With the score tied, 9-9, in the final seconds at home against defending sectional champion West Genesee, Maroons' junior attackman Alex Burgmaster took the ball from a teammate and drove around the left side. The left-hander fired home the game-winning goal with just six seconds left in regulation.
For the third time in four games this year, the Auburn boys lacrosse team held their opponent to exactly nine goals, and for the second time, they were able to sneak away with a narrow victory on Thursday. The Maroons dropped the visiting West Genesee Wildcats 10-9 to remain undefeated in the young season and were led by attacker Alex Burgmaster's five points.
Coming in against an unbeaten Westhill girls lacrosse team averaging nearly 16 goals per game, the Skaneateles defense was going to have to bear down big time on Thursday. After outscoring the Warriors 6-2 in the first half, coach Bridget Marquardt's Lakers played the visitors even after intermission to take the 12-8 decision.
Heading into the 2016 season, St. Joe’s had some unfinished business. While the won the regular season title, they were knocked off in the playoffs. This season they are on a mission. And, so far, the mission is off to a find [sic] start.
Vestal scored three straight goals in the second half, a spurt that helped the Golden Bears to an 8-7 victory over visiting Corning in a Section 4 girls lacrosse game Wednesday.
It marked the 100th victory for Vestal coach David Williams.
Alex Mack totaled five goals and two assists, and Luke Piroli tallied three goals and four assists as the Carthage boys lacrosse team cruised to its second consecutive shutout by recording an 18-0 victory over Lowville on Thursday in a Frontier League division crossover game.
There were twelve games played on Thursday, and once again, many were mismatches. There were, however some interesting wins as Penn Yan defeated Thomas 14-6 and Churchville-Chili defeated Irondequoit 12-6.
Waterloo needed a second-half surge to find its way past Geneva in their Class C girls lacrosse semifinal last spring. The Indians trailed by two in the early stages of the second half before rallying for a 6-4 victory.
There was more that came out of the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team’s 18-9 loss to Massachusetts state champion Medfield on Saturday than a mark in the loss column.
“You play sports, you want to be put under pressure, you want to be in that pressure cooker and see how kids respond and you learn who you can trust,” Shenendehowa head coach Jason Gifford said. “Some young kids really grew up today.”
"I consider it an honor to coach at the greatest school in the country, and to have a rival that brings out the best in you," Army head coach Joe Alberici said. "I have learned to treat it like a one game season, and I ask our guys 'do you want to go undefeated or winless? Embrace that."
It took some time — some incredibly painful moments during a national championship season — but sophomore midfielder Brendan Bomberry is fitting in just fine with the University of Denver's lacrosse program.
It's getting real now, with the stretch run to the NCAA Tournament about to hit full throttle. It's time to separate the pretenders from the contenders and fact from opinion. We'll try to help you with both.
The Rochester Knighthawks Foundation, ISAAC Heating and Air Conditioning and The Veterans Outreach Center are proud to sponsor the Knighthawks military themed Game-Worn Jersey Auction in conjunction with Military night. All net profits from tonight's Jersey Auction go to support The Veterans Outreach Center.
Less than a week after clinching a spot in the postseason with a home victory over the Rochester Knighthawks, the Buffalo Bandits will face off with another divisional rival when they take on the Toronto Rock in a home-and-home set this weekend.
The series, which will begin Friday night at the Air Canada Centre, will offer Buffalo (10-4) the opportunity to solidify its playoff positioning and extend its winning streak to seven games. In order to do so, the Bandits will need to draw upon the well-rounded effort it displayed in its most recent victory.
Every step taken in this part of New York is on land that once belonged to the Seneca — and in many ways, it still does. If not by deed, then by history. But with so many years behind us, it’s easy to dismiss this history as passive and distant. The remedy for this is a visit to Ganondagan State Historic Site on Victor’s Boughton Hill where, 300-plus years ago, lived a vibrant Seneca community that included lacrosse as part of its culture.
Marcellus (N.Y.) junior Dan Cusick posted his third-straight game of at least 20 saves on Tuesday. Also in today’s Best Known Lacrosse Performances roundup, players from Santa Margarita (Calif.), North Paulding (Ga.), Horseheads (N.Y.), Corona Del Mar (Calif.), Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.), North Kitsap (Wash.) and more are highlighted.
Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse used a dominating seven goal second quarter to hand host SUNY Polytechnic a 16-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) defeat Wednesday evening in Marcy.
The UAlbany men's lacrosse team is looking to lock down hosting rights to the America East Tournament this Saturday, hosting SUNY rival Binghamton at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Saturday, April 16th at 7 p.m. to conclude the annual Spring Stomp.
GOALIE OF THE YEAR - Scott Sidnam, Ithaca
With [Scott] Sidnam (West Genesee) in the cage it's difficult to count the Bombers out of any contest this season. The senior from Camillus, N.Y., ranks No. 2 in the nation in goals against average at 5.22 per game and he's also second in Division III in save percentage with a whopping .662.
"We're three overtime games away from being 9-1. The morale's up and we're ready to get after it,'' said SU attackman Dylan Donahue. "We're not worried at all. We're going to stick to our gameplan and we're working harder than ever. The energy is all there, and we're ready to take advantage of this opportunity.''
Smith is averaging 4.2 goals a game so with four games left so is on pace for at least 72, which gives him a shot at the record of 71 by Athan Iannucci in 2008. With an average 8.3 points a game, he is on pace to finish with about 148, which would obliterate the record of 130 by Evans last season.
Twelve members of the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team registered at least one point in their 23-2 victory over Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday evening at David W. Murphy field.
Upstate players include:
3. Philadelphia Force - Michelle Tumolo, A, Syracuse 2013
4. Boston Storm - Liz Hogan, G, Syracuse 2011
7. Philadelphia Force - Alyssa Murray, A, Syracuse 2014
14. Long Island Sound - Becca Block, D, Syracuse 2013
16. Boston Storm - Kara Cannizzaro, M, North Carolina 2013
26. Long Island Sound - Nora Barry, M, Florida 2015
30. Long Island Sound - Katrina Dowd, A, Northwestern 2010
32. Boston Storm - Kailah Kempney, A, Syracuse 2015
34. Long Island Sound - Katie Rowan, A, Syracuse 2009
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team defeated MAAC rival Siena 12-11 this afternoon in overtime, on a goal from freshman Tessa Chad, moving the Griffs to a perfect 4-0 in conference play. The Griffs are now 7-5 overall, defeating the Saints for the 11th consecutive time.
Senior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) registered a program record-tying 12 points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-8 victory over Saint Michael's College on Wednesday afternoon at Duffy Field.
Oh, baby! The Lockport Lady Lions are hoping to turn the corner in 2016, under “expecting” head coach Colleen Hayden. Coming off a last-place season, the Lady Lions are returning several key players this season and are hoping to climb back into the middle of the Section VI Class A standings.
Senior Luke Wooters equaled a school record by amassing 13 points on five goals and eight assists Wednesday and classmate Troy Haefele added five goals and four assists as visiting Nazareth rallied past Utica for a 20-7 men's lacrosse victory at the Pioneers' Gaetano Stadium.
The starting attack unit for the Cortland men's lacrosse team compiled 10 goals and six assists to help lead the Red Dragons to a 22-4 win at Oswego Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. Cortland improved to 6-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 4-7 and 1-2.
The Waterloo boys lacrosse team opened its Finger Lakes league Division I slate with a balanced and steady performance against Newark Tuesday. The Indians struck for at least two goals in each quarter on their way to an 11-4 triumph.
Jeremy Vautour scored four goals and Conor Healey added three goals leading the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team, ranked No. 5 in the USILA/Nike National Poll, to a 16-8 victory over Clarkson University Wednesday night on Hantz Turf Field in Potsdam.
The West Genesee girls lacrosse team has its usual high expectations. With loads of experience back on attack and at the midfield, the Wildcats are focused on rising to the top in Section III and beyond.
Matt Jeffries of Williamsville North had to leave the Spartans’ 17-7 victory at Amherst after the first half in order to take part in his induction into the school’s National Honor Society. That was time enough for Jeffries, a junior, to score four goals in the Spartans’ fourth victory without a loss under first-year head coach Andy Behm.
The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team swept the weekly honors handed out by the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Matt Beebe (LaFayette) was named the conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday and Peter DiLaura (Aquinas Institute) was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Beebe was also named USILA DIVISION III – NORTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK.
Mercyhurst sophomore men's lacrosse player Greg Weyl (Pittsford) was named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Defensive Player of the Week for NCAA Division II following his efforts on Apr. 10 in which he was a key piece of the Lakers' defensive effort.
Twenty-two different Lazers registered at least one point for the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team Wednesday afternoon en route to a 30-5 win over Herkimer Community College at David W. Murphy field.
When it comes to indoor lacrosse, the game has evolved with complex formations of defensive systems and dedicated personnel. The mission pretty much follows all of the above. And the Bandits are continuing to define and improve their defense, which is starting to gel at the right time of the regular season. Because come playoffs, a good defense wins championships.
NJCAA Lacrosse is so hot right now, it’s almost scary. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic season so far, and the excellence is showing no signs of letting up. Who’s going to win this year’s national title? NO IDEA. Who will play in the finals? NO IDEA. No offense to Onondaga CC whatsoever, but I do love writing that! What can I say, I’m a fan of parity!
Marcellus rallied with a five-goal fourth quarter to defeat No. 17 state-ranked Skaneateles 14-13 in a Onondaga High School League contest on Tuesday. Marcellus goalie Dan Cusick finished with 21 saves as the Mustang defense shut out the Lakers in the fourth quarter.
The first recipient of this scholarship will be men’s lacrosse student-athlete Kyle McClancy. A sophomore, McClancy stands with a 3.96 GPA as a dual major in accounting and economics and a business minor. On the field, McClancy is a starter in UAlbany’s first midfield, earning a place on the America East All-Rookie Team last year.
Jordyn's older brother, Kyle, was a standout at Shenendehowa. He's now in his first season playing for Johns Hopkins, Scott's alma mater. Kyle has 10 goals and three assists in 10 games with the Blue Jays.
Senior Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) scored five goals to become just the fourth player in program history to reach 200 career goals as the nationally top-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team improved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the SUNYAC with a 21-4 win at Oneonta (3-8, 0-3) Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Joey Coffy scored a career-high four goals as No. 20 Cornell women's lacrosse upset No. 10/12 Penn State, 10-7, in University Park on Wednesday afternoon. The victory marks just the third time in series history the Big Red has come away with the win.
The Penn Yan Mustang boy's lacrosse team entertained the Red Raiders of Pal-Mac at Mustang Field Tuesday evening. The Orange and Blue laxers wasted little time taking complete control of this game. They rushed out to a 11-2 lead in the first half and cruised to an easy 15-5 triumph.
[Connor] Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) scored six goals, including the game-winning strike in Denver’s 12-11 victory over then-No. 18 Villanova in a deluge of sleet and snow Saturday. In addition to the sock trick, Cannizzaro was the lone scorer of the third period, collecting a natural hat trick to put the Pioneers ahead 10-6. After the Wildcats’ rally, the junior fed off Trevor Baptiste’s faceoff win to net the game-winning goal with 2:58 remaining in the fourth.
Three weeks ago I decided to take a rare break, steep some tea and watch a documentary film that a close friend of mine suggested. I’ve noticed that because of my wide range of interests and appreciation for all forms of creation, my friends and family are constantly sending me recommendations and inspiration. I love it — it makes my walk to the mailbox an anticipated activity.
Brighton's Brady McDermott scored with 0:59 remaining in regulation to secure a 14-13 win over Webster Thomas. Aquinas used two overtime periods to secure their win from Canisius as all but one team in the section played games [Tuesday].
This week’s In Your Face LaxCast is a THREE parter and this time around we’ve got Yale’s Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne)! First up was #AskTowers and the weekend recap, and next up is Brown’s Lars Tiffany, but right now it’s ALL YALE.
"The talent pool heading into today's draft is a great sign for what lies ahead and for the future of the league," said UWLX commissioner Michele DeJuliis.
More than 250 players entered the pool from January 1 through March 30, 2016. North Carolina leads with 14 players, followed by Syracuse with 13 and Maryland with 10 draftees. Nine other teams are represented by five graduates or more – Loyola (9), Northwestern (9), Hofstra (7), Virginia (7), UMass (6), Florida (5), Georgetown (5), James Madison (5) and Princeton (5).
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host the third annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night on Saturday, April 16 when the Toronto Rock visit First Niagara Center.
Multiple events and fundraisers will be take place throughout the evening in memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of assistant coach Shawn Williams, lost his first with Burkitt Lymphoma in 2015.
For 100 years, some of the most recognizable names in collegiate lacrosse have taken the field in Syracuse jerseys. Legends have stepped out onto the Carrier Dome turf - and Coyne field before – in front of the loyal Syracuse fan base to win 15 National Championships and nearly 900 games.
Now, it's the fans turn to pick their favorites.
Binghamton men's lacrosse used a 5-0 second quarter to spark a 13-12 win over Canisius Tuesday night. The Bearcats featured eight different goal-scorers in the non-conference win at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Taylor Fischer scored with 9:06 remaining to break an 11-11 tie and spark Colgate to a 13-11 victory over Binghamton in collegiate women's lacrosse action Tuesday at the Bearcat Sports Complex.
With the win, Colgate Head Coach Heather Young (Fayetteville-Manlius) moved into sole possession of first place on Colgate all-time wins list as she recorded her 83rd victory with the Raiders. The win also serves as the 100th victory of Young's coaching career.
Currently unranked, a status that is a rarity for the program, Cornell men’s lacrosse ground out the victory over the Orange on Tuesday night. In a season categorized by inexperience, youthful mistakes and overall subpar play by the standard’s of the program’s illustrious history, the victory over Syracuse could be a major step in getting this year back on track.
If the time hasn't arrived already, it's certainly close: the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team is in a must-win situation to keep its hopes of a conference playoff spot open and the Golden Knights will be in for a battle when they face fifth-ranked St. Lawrence University on Wednesday night at Hantz Turf Field.
The game was tied, and then it wasn’t. Then it was tied again and Syracuse regained its lead. Cornell answered. This time, the tie only lasted 40 seconds.
On three occasions, Nick Mariano broke the deadlock. In a game notable for the back-and-forth battle between the two teams, Mariano was the one who allowed the Orange to keep poking its head above water.
Senior Ryan Matthews scored the biggest goal of his collegiate career in sudden victory overtime to give Cornell a 10-9 victory over No. 11 Syracuse on Tuesday evening at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red evened its record at 5-5 on the season, while its Central New York rival dropped to 6-4 in the third-longest running rivalry in college lacrosse.
Ryan Matthews sprinted to the 25 yard line before a mob of his teammates could chase him down and tackle him to the ground. One Cornell player launched his stick 30 feet into the air and another ripped off his mask and gloves and tossed them in various directions.
Syracuse dropped its fourth game of the season and its fourth in the last five with a 10-9 overtime loss to Cornell on Tuesday at Schoellkopf Field. The No. 9 Orange (6-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) leaned on its typical contributors — most notably faceoff specialist Ben Williams and midfielder Nick Mariano — but the Big Red (5-5, 1-3 Ivy) stayed in the game and eventually pulled it out in overtime on a Ryan Matthews goal.
Here are three takeaways from the game.
Senior Kelly Cross forced a turnover and picked up the ground ball with 32 seconds remaining to secure No. 4 Syracuse's 8-7 victory at Albany on Tuesday, April 12. The win is the Orange's fifth straight and improves their record to 12-3.
UAlbany once again made good on a Syracuse turnover to tie the game at five, as Martin picked up the ground ball in Great Danes territory to set up a goal-scoring opportunity. Rachel Bowles (CNS) drove through three defenders to score unassisted, her 161st career goal and 23rd of the season. The score made the graduate student the UAlbany all-time career goals holder.
Graduate student midfielder Matt Taylor (Fayetteville-Manlius/Cornell) recorded a career-high seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 18-2 victory over Assumption College on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committees for Divisions I, II and III have announced the sites for the 2017 and 2018 men’s lacrosse finals and the 2017 and 2018 Division I men’s lacrosse quarterfinals.
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, will be the site of the 2017 and 2018 Division I semifinals and final, in addition to the Divisions II and III national championship games. These championships will represent the fourth and fifth time that the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots has hosted the event. The championships also took place there in 2008, 2009 and 2012. Harvard University will serve as the host school.
So much of the game is mental. What goes on above your shoulders is something that’s often overlooked and rarely spoken of. We’ve all heard the popular buzz words “lacrosse IQ” and “game sense” that recruiters, camp directors and lacrosse coaches like to use these days. Lets focus on five ways to improve your mental approach to lacrosse, play better and win more games.
You never know what you will learn. An eBay purchase took Jason Ellison, an avid lacrosse stick collector, on a journey of discovery. Of a man he quickly learned to respect. Of a game, played 75 years ago this month at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., that ultimately carried more significance because of the one Harvard student who was told he could not take the field.
After a slew of changes --new stars arriving, traditional powers falling out of the Top 20, up-and-comers taking their spot-- Cortland is still the team to beat. But old challengers like Middlebury, Salisbury and TCNJ remain, as do new contenders like Bates.
In his first varsity start, Midlakes' Blake Smith recorded fifteen saves while only allowing one goal against (94%) as he helped the Screaming Eagles to a 6-1 win over Newark in the opening game of their season.
The No. 12 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team used a six-point performance from Kelly Wall (Shenendehowa) to hold off a tough Buffalo State squad on Tuesday in State University of New York Athletic Conference play, 15-7.
With a four-game winning streak on the line, University at Albany women’s lacrosse (7-3, 3-0 AE) welcomes No. 4/4 Syracuse (11-3, 4-1 ACC) to John Fallon Field on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with Zach Bye and Chris Watson.
The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on ESPN Radio 1200AM in Syracuse. Live audio will also be available on Cuse TV on Cuse.com. Subscriptions to Cuse TV are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Syracuse came into the season with high expectations after returning its core starters, starting the season ranked as the No. 3 team in the country as well as being picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference in a preseason coaches poll. The Orange did have some questions to address though, namely who would replace draw specialist Kailah Kempney and how would Allie Murray fill in at goal. After a stretch when it lost 3-of-5 the Orange is back on a four-game winning streak. Here’s how the team stacks up midway through the season.
Le Moyne College redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) and freshman attackman Jack Vajda (Clinton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) have received Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday evening.
Vajda, recognized as the NE-10 Rookie of the Week for the first time this season, scored eight goals and picked up two ground balls last week. After scoring one goal and scooping up a ground ball in an 11-7 win over 19th-ranked Pace on Wednesday, he tallied seven goals (on just 10 shots) in his first career start in an 18-3 victory at Saint Anselm on Saturday.
SERIES HISTORY VS. SYRACUSE: The Cornell and Syracuse rivalry began in 1920 with a 5-3 victory for the Orange. Since that time, there have been only four seasons (1944, 1945, 1977, 1978) that the two squads have not faced each other. Syracuse holds the edge in the series, 64-37-1, with the Orange winning the last three seasons.
Ciferri serves the role as a short-stick defensive midfielder for No. 9 Syracuse (6-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast), which visits Cornell (4-5, 0-1 Ivy) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. With senior Tom Grimm sustaining an injury two games ago and missing SU’s most recent contest, Ciferri has stepped up as the Orange’s top short-stick D-middie. He’s had to be ready to perform the same way he has to be when opposing teams try to exploit him.
The Albany High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team made history in each of its first two games this season.
The Falcons played the first boys’ varsity game in school history on April 7, welcoming Shaker to Albany High (pictured). Two days later, the Falcons visited Averill Park and came away with the first win in program history, beating the Warriors 9-3 behind four goals from Lateke Murray.
Mercyhurst sophomore men's lacrosse player Greg Weyl (Pittsford) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his efforts on Apr. 10 in which he was a key piece of the Lakers' defensive effort.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (4-8, 0-2 AE) begins a three game homestand when it takes on Colgate (3-8, 2-3 Patriot) on Tuesday, April 12. The non-conference game will begin at 4 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
After beginning the season 1-1 and with a modest 23-18 advantage in scoring, the Carthage boys lacrosse defense has stepped up big time over its last two contests. The Comets shutout the Thousand Islands Vikings 18-0 on Monday evening and allowed just a pair of shots, one of which was on net.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team announced today the rescheduling of its postponed game against No. 4 Syracuse, which will now be finished on Tuesday May 3 at 4:30 p.m. from the Demske Sports Complex.
Upcoming games: St. Joe’s will look for its first win of 2016 when they travel to Nichols to take on the Vikings. Nichols defeated the Marauders in the semifinals of the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association lacrosse championships.
We say officials have the best seat in the house. While it's true that we are the closest to the action we can’t watch the game the same way everyone else does, which is typically watching where the ball goes. I love being on the field officiating, but I only see one-half or one-third of the entire game depending on if I'm working in a two- or three-person crew. That's because proper mechanics demand that at least one official watches the action that no one else is paying attention to away from the ball.
Hobart College first-year attackman Chris Aslanian was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week by the league office today. He produced a team-high eight points in a 1-1 week for the Statesmen to earn his second Rookie of the Week award of the season.
Sophomore attack Brian Feldman (Canandaigua) was named the MAAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week . . . Feldman shattered his career high in points with eight against Detroit, finishing with five goals and three assists on the day, accounting for over half of Quinnipiac's goals. The five goals matched his career best which he set twice last season, including once against Detroit in the MAAC semifinals (the other came against nationally ranked Stony Brook). His previous high in points had been five, which he had accomplished three times, including the two games with five goals and another with four goals and an assist.
The MAAC today announced two Canisius women’s lacrosse players as recipients of weekly awards. Sophomore Erica Evans has been named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) was named MAAC Rookie of the week for the second time in as many weeks.
University of Denver junior attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) has been named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Cannizzaro netted his second-career sock trick, including the game-winning goal in Denver’s 12-11 win over [16/18] Villanova on Saturday.
The two games, UAlbany women’s lacrosse vs. UMass Lowell at 4 p.m. and UAlbany men’s lacrosse vs. Binghamton at 7 p.m., will finish the annual Spring Stomp on Saturday, April 16th at Casey Stadium, which begins with the Spring Football Game at noon.
The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team defeated Cazenoiva College 18-7 on Sunday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. Keuka College (7-1, 3-0 NEAC) will travel to Cobleskill next Saturday to take on the Fighting Tigers in a conference game.
The three defending boys lacrosse champions from Section III are all Top 10 teams is this year's first state rankings, released today by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
NYSSA Boys Rankings
The defending national champions swept all 20 first place votes, landing the Maryland Terrapins (12-0) in the top spot of the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll for the tenth regular season week in a row.
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Krysta Beha (Carthage) has been chosen as the NEAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after another phenomenal week for the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcats. Beha, last week's NEAC Defensive Player of the Week, led the Wildcats to another set of conference wins behind nine goals, six assists, seven draw controls and eight ground balls.
That’s a wrap! Congratulations to Penn Yan on winning the 2016 Evo Helmet Challenge! The Mustangs are getting a full set of these fresh Evo lids for next season. A big thanks to all the teams that participated and everyone who voted.
Lacrosse has been the fastest growing sport in North America for the past 10 years so how could we create a program that supports and showcases this growth? This question gave birth to the #powellblazes program.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold their annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 16th, as they honor our men and women of the armed forces. The game is being presented by Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning and the Veterans Outreach Center.
I regretted my choice of topics almost as soon as I hit the SEND button last week. Tornadoes and flooding hit parts of the country from Texas to Ohio. Snow, hail, and high winds brought cities and small towns to their knees. People died, and others had their lives turned upside down. And I was complaining that we might have to practice in a gym.
Sunday’s game was presented by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and featured in-game entertainment from local tribal members throughout the contest. On the field, Georgia’s Native athletes stole the show, combining for 11 of the team’s 17 goals. Randy Staats earned first star honors after leading the team with seven points (3G, 4A), while Johnny Powless was named the second star with four points (3G, 1A). The duo of Lyle (3G, 2A) and Miles (2G) Thompson were also on point against the Mammoth, as the brothers combined for seven points.
Syracuse was ranked No. 5 coming into the season, but had plenty of questions to answer regarding the replacement of two attacks, an entire starting midfield and a goalie. Then tack on the addition of a freshman starting on defense. Nine games into the season the Orange (6-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) has lost three of its last four games and dropped down to No. 9 in the rankings. Here’s how SU looks midway through the season.
The final score meant little to the Shenendehowa girls’ lacrosse team. For a Plainsmen squad looking to find itself before the meat of its Suburban Council schedule comes around, Saturday’s non-conference matchup with Watertown was all about exposing its own weaknesses against a high-level opponent.
The Cornell women’s lacrosse team continued its impressive season, avenging its loss to Dartmouth last year, winning 12-5 on Saturday. The No. 20 Red (9-1, 4-0 Ivy), remains a top ranked team among other NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse teams.
Now one of eight seniors that helped the team to an historic 8-0 start to the season, draw specialist and defender Kiep points to her freshman year as a time that sparked her interest in getting involved in the community and taking on a leadership role in her team's service efforts.
After three extra periods of play, a James Lennon goal secured the victory for the Lakers as the Oswego State men's lacrosse team downed Oneonta 9-8 on the road Saturday afternoon. The win is Oswego's first win in the SUNYAC this season, giving them a conference record of 1-1 and 4-6 overall. Oneonta moves to 0-2 in the SUNYAC and 4-6 on the season.
Nine different players had a point and six different players found the back of the net as the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team won its fifth consecutive game with an 11-4 victory on Sunday at Alfred University.
Midlakes made it two straight over Newark Friday, this time behind a rock-solid defense. Goalie Blake Smith anchored the back line with 15 saves as the Screaming Eagles celebrated a 6-1 league victory in the season opener for both schools.
Last year, when Colgate played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Raiders won the Patriot League tournament and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Colgate returned on Saturday to mostly dark skies, unseasonably cold weather and with its postseason hopes hanging by a thread. That thread is even tighter following Colgate’s 16-9 loss to Navy.
After spotting the third-ranked Onondaga Community College Lazers an early 2-0 lead, the Monroe Community College defense tightened up and the offense broke out en route to a 14-7 Tribune victory in a Region III women's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.
Nicole Beatson (Skaneateles) of the top-ranked Monroe Community College women's lacrosse team registered four points to help double up the third-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team Saturday afternoon to stay perfect on the season. The Tribunes netted seven unanswered goals to run away with the victory.
With seven goals against the Retrievers, Dakotah Savitcheff (Canandaigua) met her single-game career high for the fifth time. The junior leads the team in goals with 40 to date in 2015-16. She has scored 142 goals in her career.
In front of a typically rowdy crowd in Banditland, the Buffalo Bandits clinched a playoff berth with a thrilling 14-12 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks. In a back-and-forth game that saw both teams string together multiple multi-goal runs, the Bandits found a way to win, and in doing so, they secured a spot in this year’s postseason.
The Rochester Knighthawks fell just short tonight at the First Niagara Center, dropping a 14-12 decision to the Buffalo Bandits.
“We were kind of chasing in the first quarter, but after that we started settling and playing our game,” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “We had our chances and we had a lot of opportunities. (The new guys) stepped up and played well. Overall the effort was great.”
Albany Gets Commitment
from CNY Road Hawks
2018 Mid/FO Owen Hill Six Nation Seneca, Akron HS, Six Nations Royal Reds and Roadhawks commits to UAlbany
He joins his brother Chaunce Hill who is currently a freshmen at UAlbany.
Nearly nothing had gone Niskayuna’s way in the second half against Guilderland, which had erased the Silver Warriors’ once-sizable lead in an early-season matchup of defending Section II champions. So when DiVietro caught a pass and saw nothing but turf in between her and Guilderland goalie Kelsey Cox, the Niskayuna senior figured it was a sight too good to be true.
Senior Christine Wright (Watertown IHC) didn't waste any time in getting her individual achievement out of the way, as she assisted on Clarkson's first goal by Ashley Flick and then scored the second to become the Golden Knights' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Alyssa Cristaldi (262, 2010-2013).
Jamie DeNicola scored five goals including four in the second half leading the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team, ranked #8 in the USILA/Nike National Poll, to a 14-6 victory over Bard College Saturday afternoon at Bard Stadium in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
No. 4/4 Syracuse posted a season high in goals and extended its winning streak to four with a 19-5 victory at Virginia Tech on Saturday, April 9. Sophomore Riley Donahue (West Genesee) tied her career high with four goals to help the Orange improve their ACC record to 4-1.
Cornell men's lacrosse fell, 12-8, in a back-and-forth battle with Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Neither team led by more than two through the first three quarters, but the Crimson outscored the Big Red, 4-1, in the final period to earn the victory.
The William Smith College lacrosse team scored eight goals in the second half to down visiting St. Lawrence 12-5 in a Liberty League game played on Boswell Field this afternoon. Senior Geneva Calder led the Herons with a game-high four points on three goals and an assist.
With less than five second to play, a Brendan Fitzgerald goal lifted The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team over Plattsburgh in State University of New York Athletic Conference play on Saturday, 11-10.
First-year Chris Aslanian produced a career-high seven points to lead the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 16-10 Northeast Conference win over Robert Morris University at Boswell Field this afternoon. He matched his career-high with a game-high five goals and matched his career-high with two assists.
Freshman attackman Jack Vajda (Clinton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) tallied seven goals in his first career start to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 18-3 win at Saint Anselm College on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Grappone Stadium.
Outscoring its opponent 8-0 in the second quarter, the #6/7 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team notched its 20th straight victory in America East play, dating back to 2013, with a 13-7 home win over Vermont on Saturday afternoon.
It was a battle of champions and states. Darien, who won Class L in Connecticut last year, held off a late run from Niskayuna, the defending New York Class A champs 20-16 Saturday afternoon at a rainy, crowded Darien High School.
Senior Nick Tuttle and junior Jeff Edwards (J-D) both had a career-best game as the Canisius men’s lacrosse team used a four-goal run in the final quarter to rally past Manhattan, 13-11. With the win, the Griffs improve to 3-4 on the season and 2-2 in MAAC play, while the Jaspers drop to 2-10 and 0-3 versus league foes.
Hartwick out-scored visiting Elmira 5-0 in the second quarter in a 7-5 victory over the Soaring Eagles Saturday at Wright Stadium. The victory for Hartwick is its first in league play this season. The Hawks improve to 3-6 and 1-2 in the E8. Elmira drops to 4-4 and 1-2.
Junior Morgan Racicot (Geneva) set a career-high for points in a game and 11 different student-athletes recorded at least one point as a balanced Ithaca College women's lacrosse team defeated Houghton 21-3 Saturday at Higgins Stadium.
Senior attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) registered eight points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 11-5 win over 10th-ranked University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
"It was eating away at me," he said. "I had to come back for myself mostly, because I came this far. I went to community college. I grinded out there just to get here and I couldn't just give it all up. So I had to come back and prove to myself that I can do better than I did."
Braelie Kempney and Claire Odett each scored five goals to propel the Carthage girls lacrosse team to an 18-13 triumph over General Brown on Friday in a Frontier League game.
Peyton Romig added four goals and three assists for the Comets (3-2, 2-1).
Williamsville South and Sweet Home played a close defensive game in Class B action of boys lacrosse on Friday. The Billies raised their record to 2-2, 2-1 in the division, with a 6-4 win. Alex Schuler led the way for Williamsville South with two goals.
The RIT (4-6, 1-2 Liberty League) women's lacrosse team got back to its winning ways with a 12-8 victory over crosstown and Liberty League rival University of Rochester (3-7, 0-3 Liberty League) on a chilly Friday afternoon from RIT's Turf Field. With the win, RIT improves to 6-2 all-time versus the Yellowjackets.
With only four games being played tonight, Canandaigua came back in the second half to defeat Penfield 7-5. Greece Athena/Odyssey held off a late advance by Gates-Chili to win 8-7 in double overtime. Pittsford defeated Victor 9-4 and Mynderse defeated East Rochester 11-6. Mercy was in Akron, OH to face Archbishop Hoban and defeated them 10-7.
With a 6-4 Liberty League victory over traditional power William Smith on Friday in Geneva, NY, the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team put an exclamation point on the best start in the program's 38-year history.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team erased a 5-4 halftime deficit by outscoring Union, 6-2, in the second half to earn a 10-7 non-conference win Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons evened their record at 5-5 with the victory, while the Dutchmen fell to 6-4.
Colgate Lacrosse takes part in a national televised doubleheader Saturday when its men's and women's teams square off against Patriot League rival Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The women open the twinbill at 1 p.m. while men follow with their contest at 3:30 p.m. Both games are scheduled to appear live on the CBS Sports Network.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the second round of additions to the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Men's and Women's Watch Lists, presented by Under Armour. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, which will be announced June 2 in Washington, D.C.
Brian Hobart wasn’t worried about the possibility of earning his 200th career win. Rather, the Penn Yan Academy boys lacrosse coach was more interested in his Mustangs picking up their second victory of the young campaign.
Mynderse Academy welcomed back almost all of its scoring punch from last season, plus a veteran defense. So, it’s no surprise the Blue Devils have jumped to a 2-0 start. The numbers, however, are eye-popping, even for an experienced team.
Note: Junior Kyla Sears of Skaneateles High School is one of the top girls lacrosse players in the nation. She will miss the 2016 season after injuring her knee in practice this spring She accepted an invitation to offer a player's voice and insights in stepping back and watching the season.
The Corning Hawks have come a long way since a 2014 encounter with Bishop Timon St. Jude, a Catholic high school lacrosse power from South Buffalo.
Two years ago, Bishop Timon travelled to the Crystal City and delivered the Hawks a humbling 16-goal loss.
On Thursday, Corning rode a near-flawless 10-goal second quarter to a 15-6 rout of the Tigers.
The Indians kicked off their 2016 campaign against a Canandaigua squad with two games under its belt. The Braves scored a half-dozen goals in each half to come away with a 12-3 non-league victory at Tom Coughlin Stadium.
Carson Combs totaled eight points, including scoring seven goals, and assisted on another to pace Watertown’s boys lacrosse team to a 15-6 victory over Indian River on Thursday night in the Frontier League “A” Division opener for both teams at Watertown High School.
“One thing we’ve been talking about all year long is having a great attitude and trying to show as much effort on the field as we can. I think those are two things that we executed very well (tonight),” Ballston Spa head coach Luke Snow said, later joking that his last name provided an unintentional jinx for area lacrosse teams this week.
On the biggest night thus far, there were eleven games played and the closest game was three goals as Gates Chili held off a last flurry of goals from the Greece Lightning, winning 12-9 and Churchville-Chili who defeated Spencerport 13-10.
. . . One of those game smoked tonight was number seven Williamsville North as they took on West Seneca East. The game was well worth the wait as the Spartans scored a key 11-10, overtime, victory over the Trojans. Nick Maranto scored the game-winner and Joel Giambra added four for the Spartans – ranked seventh in the Sports Union poll.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (6-3, 2-0 AE) takes its undefeated conference record to UMBC (7-4, 1-1 AE) on Saturday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m., opening draw. The Great Danes enter Saturday’s contest on a three-game winning streak.
The Army West Point men's lacrosse team looks to rebound after dropping its first league contest last weekend with a visit to Boston University on Saturday afternoon. The opening draw is set for 1 p.m. and it is Army's third all-time meeting against the Terriers.
It is almost a ritual nowadays for Syracuse fans to become unhappy with head coach John Desko at some point during the season. This year, those grumblings have become louder than ever, so the lacrosse writers at TNIAAM sat down to answer a few questions surrounding the issue.
More than 125 volunteers will “Brave the Shave” this Sunday as they raise money to beat childhood cancers at this year’s 10th annual S. Baldrick’s Day in Oswego County. This year’s event takes place at the Captain’s Quarters/Best Western Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center at 26 E. First St.
The Cornell and Harvard men's lacrosse teams will meet for the 90th time in a rivalry that ranks as the third-longest in the Ivy League and 10th longest in the nation when the teams face-off on Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
Junior midfielder Michaela Cole (Parishville, N.Y./Parishville-Hopkinton) scored a career-high seven goals as the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (5-4) overwhelmed Morrisville State (2-6) 19-9 on Thursday night.
New environments can be challenging, but it helps to see a familiar face. And when it comes to women’s lacrosse at Canisius College, that’s no problem at all. At least not for the four area high school graduates with the Griffins this season.
Malorie Olin accepts that bumps and bruises come with the territory. With limited padding and hard shots coming from many different angles, the Skaneateles native has taken her lumps in net with the Rollins College women's lacrosse team in Florida.
Seven hundred people sat silent and still as the greatest college lacrosse coach in the history of the sport filled the room with his unique wisdom. Wearing a fashionable brown blazer and leaning heavily against a traditional Iroquois lacrosse stick, Roy Simmons Jr. at the age of 80, addressed the sold out crowd with his witty sense of humor and signature soft spoken cadence.
Junior Connor Brimley scored three goals and fellow junior Jon Fairbanks added a pair of goals leading the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team to an 11-7 victory over SUNY Plattsburgh Wednesday night in snowy and windy conditions in Plattsburgh.
Bryanna Gagnon scored three goals and registered one assist, seven draw controls and seven groundballs to power the Jefferson Community College women’s lacrosse team to a 20-1 Region 3 victory over North Country CC on Wednesday at General Brown High School.
Brynne LaFave scored nine goals and tallied two assists to lead Indian River to a 20-1 victory over Thousand Islands in a Frontier League girls lacrosse game on Wednesday.
Some Wednesday Upstate High School Results
Utica Proctor 4, Clinton Central 3
Glens Falls 7, Mt Anthony Union (VT)5
Hamburg 17, Iroquois Central 1
Irondequoit 8, Honeoye Falls-Lima 9
Canisius 14, Nichols 5
Amherst Central 9, North Tonawanda 3
Orchard Park 14, Lancaster 2
New Hartford 14, Rome Free Academy 5
Sweet Home 12, West Seneca East 11
Grand Island 7, West Seneca West 4
Amherst 14, West Seneca East 4
Fairport 16, Aquinas Institute 6
Union-Endicott 16, Elmira Free Academy 2
Fayetteville-Manlius 15, Liverpool 4
Indian River 20, Thousand Islands 1
Maine-Endwell 7, Seton Catholic Central 6 OT
Penfield 9, Irondequoit 8
Queensbury 24, Glens Falls 3
East Syracuse-Minoa 12, Syracuse 2
Canandaigua Academy 12, Waterloo 3
West Genesee 10, Baldwinsville 7
Westhill 18, Bishop Ludden-Grimes 4
It hasn’t been a pretty non-league schedule for Sports Union preseason number five Canisius High School. Starting the year 1-3, the Crusaders were looking to get back into Monsignor Martin Athletic Association play.
After two days of all games being cancelled, three games were finally played in Section Five. Although five others were cancelled, Canandaigua defeated Waterloo (12-3), Fairport defeated Aquinas (16-6) and Penfield defeated Irondequoit (9-8).
Sharing from her experience, [Melissa] Coyne told the audience about the difficulty an injured athlete has in leaving the field and potentially sacrificing opportunities they have trained many years to reach. She asked clinicians to be cognizant of the emotional toll that athletes suspected of concussion may be dealing with while enduring the medical protocols and the return to play guidelines. (30:07)
Fifteen different Lazers registered at least one goal for the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team as they coasted to a 29-4 victory over Broome Community College Wednesday afternoon at David W. Murphy field.
After a bye weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks are back in action on Saturday, April 9th as they travel to play the rival Buffalo Bandits. The game, which features two of the top teams in the East Division, will face off at 7:30 p.m. at the First Niagara Center.
Culp, Malcom and Jones…Results, no matter what the situation…
While that may look and read like a law firm, we're not promoting pre-law here or any vocational pursuits. We're just combining the three Bandit players who understand their roles, which is just one of the reasons why this team is on a five-game winning streak.
Cornell men's and women's lacrosse will host a cancer awareness event at Saturday's doubleheadert at Schoellkopf Field, beginning with the women's game against Dartmouth at noon and continuing with the men's game against Harvard at 3 p.m. The event will be held in partnership with Community & Coaches vs. Cancer, a local organization that raises money for the American Cancer Society.
The Skaneateles junior has led the girls lacrosse team in scoring the past two seasons, but tore her ACL during a preseason practice. Unable to compete, Sears is staying on the sideline and was named an honorary assistant coach for the Lakers.
Sears is looking to do whatever she can to continue to help Skaneateles win.
Seven different Morrisville State players collected goals Wednesday afternoon as the Mustangs picked up a convincing 17-2 victory over visiting SUNY Cobleskill on Drake Field in Morrisville in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
Senior attackman Logan Thomas (Liverpool/Onondaga C.C.) scored three times in the third quarter to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 11-7 win over 19th-ranked Pace University on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (6-3, 2-0 AE) is out to an undefeated start in conference play following a 14-4 win at the hands of Binghamton (4-8, 0-2 AE) on Wednesday afternoon. Midfielder Rachel Bowles (CNS) tallied seven points on three goals and four assists to lead the way offensively for the Great Danes.
Siena Women's Lacrosse scored 10 unanswered goals spanning 23 minutes en route to a thorough 14-6 victory over Quinnipiac at Siena Turf Field. Senior captain Sarah Croutier led the way with six points and scored the game-winning goal.
Thanks to Monday's snow storm, only those schools with synthetic surfaces have gotten any games in this week. For instance, Wednesday afternoon's Shaker-Schenectady boys lacrosse game at chilly Larry Mulvaney Field.
Twenty-five of the 26-player Brockport women's lacrosse roster hail from the school's home state of New York. But freshman defender Ashley Tack plays nearly 2,000 miles away from her hometown of Salt Lake City. Entering their sixth week of the season, Tack's teammates still have trouble understanding what led the Utah resident to Brockport, N.Y.
“We are very honored that the Society of Civil Engineers recognized us for Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes,” said Onondaga council member Brad Powless. “It was just a very short while ago that we are all sitting in my classroom, brainstorming goals for this project. Now we have this beautiful building.”
The No. 12 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team opened State University of New York Athletic Conference play on at Fredonia on Tuesday, led by five Makensie Schuber (Webster Thomas) goals in an 18-10 win.
Sophomore Hannah Elmer (West Genesee) scored a career-high eight points on four goals and four assists to become the 43rd player in Cortland women's lacrosse history to reach 100 career points as the nationally top-ranked Red Dragons defeated Potsdam, 21-7, in SUNYAC action Tuesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
[Maggie] McCabe (2-0) (West Genesee) . . . totaled four ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover, placing her eighth (104), eighth (69) and ninth (41) in the respective categories in program history.
After missing more than a year and a half due to an injury, senior Sean Reilly (Corning Painted Post West) came back with flair, posting 11 points against Arcadia to help him earn the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Lids Team Sports Division III South Offensive Player of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday, April 5.
Reilly, who also earned his third career MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week award for the performance, helped propel a revamped Warrior offense to a 16-8 win over Arcadia, posting six goals and five assists in the conference opener, as he came back from a preseason injury that held him out for the first seven games of the year.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (8-1) is off to the best start in its 40-year history. The Bears jumped out to a 6-1 lead and never looked back en route to an 18-7 victory over SUNY Canton (3-5) on Tuesday night.
It took Cat Sexton one, maybe two, practices to notice how much of a jump it is to go from playing high school lacrosse to the college game.
“Everyone is really good. You really have to show up to practice every day ready to play,” she said. “Practices are very competitive. That’s something that’s very different [from high school] because you’re always fighting for your spot because everyone is so talented.”
Cortland senior midfielder Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) and junior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) have been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 3. Beshlian's award is her third of the season.
Shaking off both the cold weather conditions, with temperatures dropping to around the freezing mark, and a slow start, the Lions rallied to post a 12-8 victory over South Jefferson on Wednesday night at Fisher Field in the Frontier League “B” Division opener for both teams.
Jordan Evans was starting to have some fun. After two years of frustration at a position he wasn’t used to, he scored two flashy goals in a preseason scrimmage against Brown.
But two months later, Evans still isn’t at the point he wants to be.
After an injury sidelined Army West Point's Alex Daly last season, Dan Grabher stepped in to fill big shoes at the faceoff X. This year, both players are back on the field contributing to their team's success.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will host nationally ranked Syracuse University under the lights on Boswell Field on Wednesday, April 6. It will be the 102nd meeting between the Central New York rivals and the 31st Kraus-Simmons Trophy game.
The 7 p.m. game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. In addition to Time Warner's coverage, WEOS-FM (89.5/90.3 in Geneva) will broadcast the game live.
Because of my lack of knowledge of this really cool topic I thought it would be best to go and sit with my buddy Matty P for a bit and find out more about something that several lacrosse players and fans have been curious about. Let’s see what Matt had to say…
The women's lacrosse game that was originally scheduled at 7 PM on Thursday in Oswego has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The teams plan to make the game up at 4 PM next Thursday, April 14th in Oswego.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its weekly award winners in men's lacrosse, naming Morrisville State College freshman attack/midfielder Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) the Corvias Division III Metro/Upstate Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 3.
Senior attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) tallied six points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-7 win over Saint Anselm College on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Behind a stellar 17-save effort from junior goalkeeper Andrea Francisco (West Genesee), the Purple Eagles lacrosse team came back from a 9-7 second-period deficit to knock off the Marist Red Foxes 10-9 Tuesday afternoon at Tenney Stadium. The win moved Niagara to 2-1 in MAAC play and 6-5 overall in the 2016 season.
Matt Stovall tweeted at me this week (@ConnorWilsonLAS) and simply said that NJCAA “parity abounds” and I couldn’t agree more. That’s why the video he included is our top image this week! Nassau vs Howard… and it was awesome! As parity continues to become an increasing them at the NJCAA level, let’s look at the poll to see if anything changed from last week!
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko didn't say who would start at goalie Wednesday night at Hobart, but he made it pretty clear Evan Molloy was going to see time. "We definitely feel he deserves an opportunity," Desko told a small group of reporters Tuesday afternoon at Manley Field House.
All former Syracuse women's lacrosse players are invited to Locker Room Dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 16. The No. 4 Orange host ACC rival and second-ranked North Carolina at noon in the Carrier Dome. The dedication ceremony will follow in the locker room in Manley Field House at 3 p.m. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to return to the Carrier Dome for the Syracuse men's lacrosse game against the Tar Heels at 4 p.m.
Nissan's College 100 program launched its first "Nissan's Ultimate Access" lacrosse sweepstakes (#NissanUltimateAccess) across 32 U.S. colleges and universities. This sweepstakes, which runs through April 30, gives lacrosse super-fans a chance to meet Nissan's lacrosse ambassador, and lacrosse legend, Casey Powell, and win four tickets to the NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend.
To provide an additional way to get “best in class” high school student athletes in front of prominent NCAA lacrosse coaches from every division, LEGACY Global Sports is launching the National Prospect Invite. This two-day lacrosse showcase will be held on July 19 and 20 in Richmond, Va., and is presented by Warrior Sports, a premier manufacturer of high-performance, cutting-edge gear for lacrosse athletes.
The first Players of the Week awards winners for 2016 are a three year Varsity player and a first year Varsity player who have contributed to the early successes of their teams. Jonathan Roth is a sophomore attackman from Honeoye Falls-Lima and Jacob Cupp is a senior goalie for Bath.
Following consecutive notable wins last week, UIndy men's lacrosse student-athletes Jarod Kimble (Hilton) and Parker Kump have been awarded Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Following a pair of victories, Rensseler Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse student-athletes won each of the three weekly awards handed out by the Liberty League, it has been announced. Junior Breanainn McNeally was named Offensive Performer of the Week, classmate David Gibbs earned Defensive Performer of the Week and freshman Lucas Bastarache garnered Rookie of the Week.
Finding the ability to finish close games has been an issue for the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team throughout the season. That problem again appeared on Saturday in BU’s 9-8 overtime loss to New Hampshire.
Featured on ESPN, the 2015 Courage Game was a groundbreaking lacrosse event to help encourage and support gay youth and promote wider education and awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. That game was created by 12-year-old Braeden Lange and his family after Lange came out and wanted to do something to help other gay male lacrosse players.
Longtime Orchard Park boys lacrosse coach Gene Tundo isn't going away completely but he has stepped down as varsity coach, a position he's held since 1984. Tundo shifts over to coach the modified team with his longtime assistant Larry Catalano taking over as the head of Western New York's most successful lacrosse program.
Set to begin their fifth season as teammates in the Auburn lacrosse program, Lacey Netti and Bridget Moore signed on for four more years together.
Fisher Goes To Nazareth
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Joe Fisher has decided to continue his education and play lacrosse at Nazareth College where he plans to be majoring in Business Management. Joe is a senior at Gananda and has been on the varsity team since his freshman year. A 2015 Finger Lakes Player of the Year and first team All Finger Lakes League Attackman for two years, Joe will start his senior year with 120g-58a which he earned in his first three years on the Blue Panther Varsity. In the off-season Joe has played club lacrosse for the Rochester Flyers and Spectrum Lacrosse. Before choosing Nazareth, he considered Alfred University, Brockport State and Keuka College.
UAlbany men’s lacrosse now stands as the highest ranked team in the state of New York, rising up to #6 in USILA Coaches Poll and #7 in the Inside Lacrosse Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, its highest rankings of the year.
The MAAC today announced two Canisius women’s lacrosse players as recipients of weekly awards. Sophomore Megan Maloney (Victor) has been named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) was named MAAC Rookie of the week.
William Smith College junior goalie Sarah Honan was named the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week. In addition, sophomore midfielder Ali Burns garnered a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse players Eric Sodequist (Watertown) and Pete Gropp (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) have been honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference for their play during a 2-0 week for the Bears. Soderquist is Potsdam's third conference Player of the Week of the season and Gropp earned his second Goalie of the Week honor.
Le Moyne College redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week for the fifth straight week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
After a 2-0 road swing, University at Albany women’s lacrosse continues America East play at home this Wednesday, facing Binghamton (4-7, 0-1 AE) at 2:00 p.m. The Great Danes have won all 14 meetings between the squads dating back to 2002.
Despite battling freezing temperatures, the Elmira College women's lacrosse team remained red-hot, as the Soaring Eagles pushed their win streak to two straight with a 16-5 drubbing of New England College on Sunday.
The Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse today officially introduced Jim Stagnitta as the team's new Head Coach for 2016. He becomes just the second coach in the Hounds' five-year history, as former Head Coach Mike Cerino recently transitioned into the General Manager role. The Hounds today also announced their assistant coaching staff, which will see the team retain Brad Touma and add Tony Resch.
Elmira College's men's lacrosse game against the College at Brockport, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m., has been canceled due to inclement weather. The non-conference contest will not be made up later in the season. The Soaring Eagles have three home games remaining on the 2016 schedule. EC's next game at Campus Field is against Empire 8 Conference foe Alfred University on April 16th, at 1:00 p.m.
The top seven teams have held their rankings in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll this week, led by the 2015 National Champion Maryland Terrapins (10-0), who swept all 20 first place votes. Penn State (9-2), Stony Brook (7-3), and Stanford (8-2) all moved up in the polls this week to eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively. Top twenty matchups coming up this week include #6 Louisville at #3 North Carolina, Penn State (#8) at Ohio State (#18), and Boston College (#11 T) at Duke (#15), all being played on April 9.
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Eli Gobrecht (Ithaca HS) and Scott Sidnam (West Genesee) of the nationally-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team were each recognized by the Empire 8 Conference on Monday after guiding the Bombers to a pair of wins during the week that ended April, 3, 2016. Gobrecht was named the Conference's Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week while Sidnam earned Goalie of the Week honors.
With four wins in its last five games, the Purple Eagles lacrosse team concludes its two-game road trip on Tuesday. Niagara heads to Poughkeepsie, NY for a matchup with the Marist Red Foxes, and the two teams will face off at 4 p.m. on April 5.
Sophomores Kristyn Drake (Tully) and Cheyenne Burnam each recorded five points to lead the Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team to a 17-5 win over Harford Community College Saturday afternoon at David W. Murphy field. Drake notched four goals and one assist, while Burnam scored three times and dished out two assists.
Larson Sundown (Akron High) registered eight points on four goals and four assists to lead the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team to a 27-2 victory over Tompkins Cortland Community College Saturday afternoon at David W. Murphy field.
These Springsteen lyrics were the first words to come to mind when I woke up yesterday morning to see the ground covered in snow. It was April 3, the first week of the fourth month of the year that had virtually no winter – and yet there I was, wondering if there would be enough snow in my driveway to shovel, enough snow on the roads to change my plans to drive to Rochester for the day, enough snow to move this afternoon’s high school lacrosse practice indoors.
Six high school lacrosse games, featuring boys and girls lax teams from all three district levels — varsity, junior varsity and modified — are slated to be played April 30 at the 5th annual Lockport Community Lacrosse Day at Lockport High School.
Despite battling freezing temperatures, the Elmira College women's lacrosse team remained red-hot, as the Soaring Eagles pushed their win streak to two straight with a 16-5 drubbing of New England College on Sunday.
6. Albany — Goalie Blaze Riorden was the hero on Wednesday night in a one-goal 10-9 win over Harvard. Albany followed that up with a 16-9 win over UMass-Lowell. While the Great Danes no longer have the star power of Lyle and Miles Thompson, ironically they have never been better equipped as a team to make a May run. Their defense is much more cohesive, and their midfield corps are deeper. Face-offs are the wildcard.
The Monroe CC Tribunes men’s lacrosse team (6 – 3) played their first game of April, beating ASA College with the score of 18 to 13. The Tribunes were led by a group of scorers on Saturday. Sophomore Matt McDowell (Williamsville North) led the Tribunes with six goals and three assists. Sophomore Kasey Olsen (Spencerport) had five goals and three assists. Freshman David Lehman (Webster Schroeder) had two goals and three assists for the host team.
The Cazenovia boys lacrosse team had its hands full with LaFayette in the first quarter of their game on Saturday, leading by just one goal after 12 minutes of action. The final three quarters were a different story.
Twelve players scored at least one point and freshman Dominic Castiglia (Liverpool) totaled a career-high nine points on five goals and four assists as the Utica College men's lacrosse team cruised to a 22-5 victory over host Houghton College in Empire 8 Conference action on Saturday.
A 9-2 run over the final-20 minutes of the first half put the game out of reach for the No. 4 Syracuse women's lacrosse team (10-3, 3-1 ACC) in its 14-12 win over No. 14 Duke (8-5, 3-1 ACC) on Saturday.
A senior, Treanor notched seven points — five of which came before halftime — to lead No. 4 Syracuse (10-3, 3-1 ACC) to a 14-12 victory over No. 14 Duke (8-5, 3-1) Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.
No. 7 Syracuse had reason to celebrate, but it wasn't because of the outcome of the game, which was won by No. 2 Notre Dame, 17-7. The Fighting Irish controlled the action and scored eight of the final nine goals.
Photos of the game are by Rich Barnes.
Evan Molloy got his opportunity and made the most of it. With Syracuse trailing Notre Dame 14-7 and 11:14 left in the game, SU head coach John Desko called on the redshirt junior goalkeeper to replace starter Warren Hill in net.
The Raiders were limited to just one goal in each of the four periods, while Loyola scored five times in the third period to break open a close game. The Greyhounds in the third quarter outshot Colgate 17-1 and turned a 5-2 halftime lead into a 10-3 advantage heading to the fourth.
Senior Sierra Badger (Central Square) of the nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team scored four goals on Sunday in her team's 15-2 win over host Hartwick College, bringing her four-year career total to exactly 100. She becomes just the 12th player in Fisher's 17-year history to reach the historic milestone.
Penn Yan head coach Brian Hobart always wants his boys focused on their next 48 minutes of lacrosse. That meant turning their eyes toward Syracuse CBA Saturday. But, at the same time, it was a chance for the Mustangs to match up against a fellow Class C team that is also hoping for a deep postseason run this spring.
Geneva girls lacrosse coach Lindsey Breese didn’t see Saturday’s season opener with Carthage as a true vision of how her team can play. Whether it was first-game jitters or shaking off the rust, the Panthers struggled to find their groove.
No. 4/4 Syracuse will play its third doubleheader of the season on Sunday, April 3. The Orange host No. 14/13 Duke at noon in the Carrier Dome and then travel to Buffalo to face Canisius at 7 p.m.
The game against Duke will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3. Fans can listen to the game on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM and WJPZ 89.1FM in Syracuse. Live audio will also be available on Cuse TV. Subscriptions to Cuse TV are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates. The contest at Canisius will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) became the program's 17th player to record 200 points in his career on Saturday, but No. 2 Notre Dame (7-1, 2-0 ACC) spoiled the occasion, defeating the No. 7 Orange (6-3, 1-2 ACC) 17-7 as Syracuse celebrated its 100th anniversary.
The Orange watched film from its overtime loss to Duke last week, scouted and prepared for the Fighting Irish in all facets of the game and ran a scout-team scrimmage at the end of practice on Thursday.
But when SU tried to defend UND during a 17-7 loss in the Carrier Dome, nothing went as planned. A 3-0 Notre Dame run created separation at the end of the second quarter as Syracuse was unable to defend or clear with consistency.
With both teams entering the game undefeated, Cornell suffered its first loss of the season Saturday night, falling to unanimous No. 1 and defending National Champion Maryland, 17-9. The Big Red's nine goals, however, tied for the most the Terps have allowed this season, matching the total that No. 4/6 Syracuse put up.
Riley Donovan scored the game-winning goal and goalie Dan Cusick made some last second game saving stops to lead Marcellus past Fayetteville-Manlius 12-11 in a non-league contest on Saturday. The victory was the first-ever by the Marcellus over the Hornets.
The Cortland men's lacrosse team outscored Brockport, 7-2, in the second half in earning an 11-3 victory in the SUNYAC opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 4-5 overall, while the Golden Eagles fell to 7-2.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (4-3, 1-0 SUNYAC) opened and closed its SUNYAC opener with big runs to defeat Buffalo State (3-6, 0-1) 15-13 on Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Bears' first over the Bengals since 2005. Senior attack Bri McClusky (Immaculate Heart) had a game-high seven points on two goals and five assists.
William Smith College sophomore Ali Burns led the Heron lacrosse team with four goals in a 14-2 win over Rensselaer in a Liberty League game played in Troy, N.Y., today. The Herons went 2-0 in their opening weekend of league play.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team used a 15-3 start to defeat UMass Lowell 16-9 on the road and hold first place at 3-0 in the America East.
UAlbany (7-2, 3-0 AE) earned its 19th consecutive America East victory, holding UMass Lowell (2-9, 0-3 AE) to one goal in each of the first three quarters. 10 different Great Danes earned goals in the game.
Morrisville State's Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) set the pace for the day with four goals to go along with five assists, finishing with nine points. Teammate John Sherlock (Tully) added three goals and five assists. Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette) contributed four goals, while Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) finished with four goals and an assist as well.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse (5-3, 1-0 AE) handed Yale (5-5, 2-1 Ivy League) its first home loss of the year on Saturday in a 13-7 decision. Sarah Martin won six of UAlbany’s 12 draw controls in the victory.
Junior attack Michelle Schwartz (Corning East) scored the Saints final two goals including the game-winner and Siena Women’s Lacrosse held on late to fend off Manhattan 10-9 in Riverdale. Schwartz finished with a team-high four points for the Saints which snapped a three-game losing streak by edging the Jaspers by a goal for the second straight season.
Senior goalkeeper Tommy Cordts made 15 saves and preserved a one-goal lead for the final 20 minutes to lead Siena Lacrosse past Detroit 7-6 in the Motor City. Sophomore attack Chris Robertson paced the Saints offensively with a hat trick, and scored the game-winning goal.
The No. 2 RIT men's lacrosse team held on for a hard-fought 16-12 win at No. 8 St. Lawrence (8-1, 1-1 Liberty League) Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Tigers improve to 10-0 overall and are 3-0 in Liberty League play. RIT has now won 50 straight regular season games dating back to the 2013 season.
The Saratoga Springs lacrosse program had one of its most successful seasons in coach Jon Warner’s six years in 2015. The Blue Streaks got a first-round playoff bye and were right in the mix for a semifinal berth. This year’s Saratoga squad will have to find a way to make up for the departure of 17 seniors — nearly an entire roster.
Ever since her own playing days at Hofstra University, Elaine Anton Lotruglio has had a mind for offense when it comes to lacrosse. Now the first-year Saratoga Springs varsity coach wants to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of players.
Junior Breanainn McNeally scored five goals with two assists to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team to its fifth straight victory, 17-5, over Vassar College in a Liberty League contest at East Campus Stadium.
The Big Red men's lacrosse team scored 10 unanswered goals to blow open what had been a 2-2 game to defeat Dartmouth for the sixth year in a row, wininng 19-4, this afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. With the win, Cornell evens its record at 4-4 and picks up its first Ivy League win of the season.
In a goalie duel at Michie Stadium on Saturday, the No. 15/16 Army West Point men's lacrosse team fell shy against Bucknell by an 8-7 decision. Christian Klipstein of Bucknell and Army's rookie AJ Barretto were the story in this afternoon's game.
The Army West Point women's lacrosse team trailed by two goals late in the second half before falling to Navy, 11-5, in the Army-Navy Game presented by St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats this afternoon 12-7, guided by a four goal performance from sophomore Lauren Smolensky, moving the Griffs to 5-5 on the year and a perfect 2-0 in MAAC play.
With four out of Section games and one intra-section match, the games are coming faster in Section Five. Mercy kept their 13 game winning streak alive against Livonia with a 7-3 win over the Bulldogs.
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For the second-consecutive week, a fourth-quarter offensive outburst saw the Buffalo Bandits overcome an opponent. After a Lyle Thompson goal with 3.8 seconds left in the third quarter gave the Georgia Swarm a 10-9 lead, the Bandits ripped off a five-goal run to start the fourth and they never looked back in an 18-14 win.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (4-6, 0-0 AE) opens America East play this weekend, when they host the New Hampshire Wildcats (4-6, 1-0 AE) on Saturday, April 2. The conference matchup begins at noon, and will take place at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Five unanswered goals in the middle of the second half propelled the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team to an 11-9 victory over visiting RIT in its Liberty League opener on Friday afternoon on Hantz Turf Field.
There were only two games played today. Geneva went to Horseheads (Section IV) and lost in overtime while Penfield played the first game under the lights on the turf field tonight and came away with their second win of the season. Photos, stats.
Saturday's matchup will be a battle of the unbeaten as Cornell travels to defending National Champion, top-ranked Maryland. Coming off a win over Binghamton that gave the Big Red its best start to a season in program history, Cornell will face arguably its toughest test of the season against the Terrapins.
Kelly Lickert-Orr and SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse fit each other to a “T.” The Red Dragons and their second-year head coach are a perfect match in terms of competitive spirit. “I’m a very sore loser,” the Penn Yan alum said with a laugh Monday after Cortland improved to 8-0 with a win over William Smith.
Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, ON) scored six of her seven goals after intermission as the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team earned its fourth straight win with a 16-10 road victory at Houghton College on Thursday.
With an overall record of 5-4 following a win over MAAC opponent Quinnipiac, the Purple Eagles lacrosse team currently sits first in the conference standings. Niagara continues MAAC play on April 3 against the Monmouth Hawks, who are currently second in the MAAC, at West Long Branch. It is the first meeting between these two teams since the Hawks won 14-9 over Niagara in the first round of the 2015 MAAC Tournament.
Sunday's game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
The William Smith College lacrosse team built a 5-1 lead in the first half and went on to defeat Skidmore College 9-5 in the Liberty League opener for both teams in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this afternoon.
Whitesboro Senior Makes Committment
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Whitesboro senior A/M Ryan Rowlands has committed to play his college lacrosse at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown Pennsylvania. The three year starter finished the 2015 season with 45 goals and 23 assists.
The National Lacrosse League has announced Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith as Player of the Month for the third-straight month and Calgary Roughnecks forward Wesley Berg as Rookie of the Month for March of the 2016 NLL season.
Jerome also played with Swarm forwards Johnny Powless and Randy Staats during junior ball with the Six Nations Arrows. In addition, the Thompson brothers all played together with Powless and Staats this past summer on the Iroquois Nationals team that earned silver in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
The Under Armour Underclass Tryouts and Tournament are the best gathering of lacrosse talent each summer and the premier recruiting tool to get in front of your future coach. Contend for the opportunity to represent your region while going head to head with the very best in your area. Tryouts are open to any and all eligible players in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 graduation classes.
Rochester Knighthawks rookie Brad Gillies brought the team’s Lacrosse 101 program to Hilton on Thursday. The Rochester defenseman taught kids about the fundamentals of lacrosse at Hilton-Parma Recreation.
After securing their fourth-consecutive win with a 17-10 home victory over the Vancouver Stealth last Friday, the Buffalo Bandits will go back on the road looking to extend their streak to five when they take on the Georgia Swarm this Saturday at the Infinite Energy Arena.
[Blaze] Riorden (Fairport) has stood in the cage for all of UAlbany’s games this season, leading the Great Danes to a 6-2 record and a top-10 ranking, including victories over Cornell, UMass, Stony Brook and Harvard, all of which were ranked or receiving votes in the polls at the time of the game.
The Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team made history in 2015 when it became the lone Section II lacrosse program to claim a state title, and in its season-opener on Thursday, Niskayuna picked up right where it left off.
We've been notified that Time Warner Sports is planning to broadcast the Canandaigua Varsity Lacrosse game this coming Tuesday evening, April 5th, at 6:30PM at Hilton. They will be broadcasting live on TW Sports Channel 26 (check local listings). The Braves will be looking to improve to 2-0 on the season after their season-opening win against Geneva earlier this week, 9-2.
SUNY Geneseo junior midfielder Lauren Corbett (Pittsford Southerland) scored three goals while junior attack Kathleen DePillo (Waterloo) and sophomore attack Hannah Millich (Carthage) added two goals apiece to lead the Knights to a 11-9 victory at Ithaca, Thursday.
Player of the year watch - Matt Hossack, LSM, RIT
The junior LSM is the reigning player of the year and is making a nice run at it again this season. He does a little bit of everything for the Tigers. He has six goals and two assists on the offensive end of the field, and his 53 groundballs are leading the team. He dominates the area between the restraining boxes better than anyone in DIII.
When No. 7 Syracuse and No. 2 Notre Dame face off on Saturday at 5 p.m., the highly anticipated match up will feature more than just two top-10 teams squaring off in a conference battle as nearly 200 Orange alums will be in attendance to help celebrate 100 years of men's lacrosse at Syracuse.
The Big Red men's lacrosse team will travel to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. Cornell (3-4, 0-2) is looking to end a two-game skid and pick up its first Ivy League victory of the season, while the Big Green has lost three straight, including its Ivy League opener to Harvard last weekend, to slip to 1-7 on the year.
Kevin Leveille (Albany Academy) has plenty of accolades under his belt as a professional lacrosse player: a three time ASILA All-American, Captain of Team USA at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship and Major League Lacrosse’s second all-time goals leader. After a 10-year professional career, Kevin felt it was time to step away and “focus on the family.” We caught up with the superstar to see what his life is like now outside the professional world of lacrosse.
Due to forecasted weather in the Buffalo area, the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team’s home game versus Monmouth on Saturday is now scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. The game, which was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is still set to be shown live on ESPN3.
"We've got a lot of tests coming up in April, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to play some of those teams ahead of us because I think we absolutely can surprise some people," Graap said. "I think we are worthy of national recognition. We just haven't earned it yet. We still have some work to do."
Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will be hitting the road for a nationwide MLL Summer Tour. The cross-country tour builds on the existing partnerships between Shootout for Soldiers and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, New York Lizards, Boston Cannons and Ohio Machine. Each stop will coincide with a Shootout for Soldiers event, which will be expanding to Texas, Colorado and Georgia this summer for eight total locations.
Sophomore goalkeeper, Shannon Gray (Churchville-Chili) of the Alfred University women's lacrosse team earned her first career Empire 8 Athletic Conference Goalie of the Week selection as made official by the conference Monday afternoon.
Continuity is often what drives successful athletics programs. For Lake Shore girls lacrosse, the continuity has come from Hannah Wawrowski, the coach who has guided the Eagles to the Section VI championship game with great regularity.
Lake Shore found success again last year but its playoff run was cut short by Amherst in the Section VI Class C final. The Eagles look to carry that over into this year, but there will be a different feel in 2016. Wawrowski is out this season on maternity leave, so the team will follow the new voice of Laurie Schultz.
Legendary lacrosse Head Coach Dave Urick is one of the 11 inaugural inductees to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tickets are on sale now for the gala which is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, in Philadelphia.
Cheyenne Burnam of the second-ranked Onondaga Community College women's lacrosse team and Matthew Bennett (LaFayette) of the second-ranked men's lacrosse team were both honored on Wednesday as the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region III selected the pair as its Athletes of the Week after their outstanding performances during the week that ended March 27th.
In the battle between two of the state’s top lacrosse programs, West Genesee will host Watertown for a Saturday matinee at 1:00PM in a non-league matchup. This matchup will feature last season’s Class A sectional champion vs. Class B sectional champion.
Jennifer Powell, a 9th grader at Albany (N.Y.) High School and a member of the school district’s junior varsity team, had her submission selected as the winning entry for the 2016 US Lacrosse Diversity & Inclusion Essay Contest.