August 2016
Wednesday August 31, 2016 10:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Onondaga Nation – The Onondaga Athletic Club is proud to host the 2016 Nations Cup on September 15th – 18th 2016.

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
504 career saves 63%
Led section II with 254 saves at 63% 2016
Three year varsity player
Voted Captain as a Junior and is currently an off season captain

from SportsFive.net
In the off-season Nick has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club, while Garret has been busy playing for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Northeast team.

from Florida Southern Athletics
Florida Southern College men's lacrosse head coach Marty Ward (Corcoran) has announced the addition of Tyler Granelli (SUNY Cortland) and Shane Tompkins as assistant coaches. Both coaches bring tremendous experience to the program after completing highly successful collegiate playing careers and serving in various coaching capacities at the club and collegiate levels.

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from SUNY Poly Athletics
SUNY Poly is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandon Misiaszek as the Wildcats new head men's lacrosse coach for the 2016-17 season.

Misiaszek takes over at the helm of the Wildcat Lacrosse program after serving as an assistant Coach at Utica College for two seasons, as an assistant coach at Hamilton College for three seasons, and as an assistant coach at MVCC for one season.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced rule changes and revisions for women’s lacrosse, effective for the 2017 girls’ high school lacrosse season. US Lacrosse writes the rules for high school girls’ lacrosse, and those rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

from Monster Lacrosse
Monster Elite Girls Lacrosse will be holding open tryout sessions this September for the upcoming fall tournament season. Players will have the opportunity to demonstrate and hone their skills over 8 competitive practice style sessions. (pdf)

from Hofstra Athletics
Varn, a native of Ithaca, New York, also earned his first all-conference honor in 2014 by being named to the All-CAA second team. He started all 16 games on attack as a senior. Varn recorded career-highs of 32 goals, five assists and 37 points and led the team in goals and was second in points. He finished out his career with back-to-back 30-goal seasons. For his career he had 73 goals, nine assists and 82 points.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The top four finishers from the most recent Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup, and defending NCAA champion North Carolina, make up the field for the Team USA Fall Classic, which will be played on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters Oct. 8-9.

from Holy Cross Athletics
Capron had an outstanding career at Canisius. He led the team to the 2012 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and an appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. After graduation, he played on the lacrosse team for Durham University in Durham, England, where he was named the Team MVP in 2013. While in England, he also served as an assistant coach at Newcastle University. Capron most recently played professionally for the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse from 2014-2015.
Tuesday August 30, 2016 12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
After the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Jr. Knighthawks PeeWee team poured over the bench and rushed winning goalie Sagoyehdehs Hill. A wave of teal jerseys swept over the netminder as the Jr. Knighthawks celebrated a thrilling 6-4 win Sunday over the Jr. Swarm to end the Jr. NLL Tournament with a victory.

from Lacrosse Magazine
As US Lacrosse prepares to unveil its new $15 million headquarters in a grand opening event Sept. 11 — including the 45,000-square-foot IWLCA Building, William G. Tierney Field and a new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum featuring the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery — president and CEO Steve Stenersen reflected on two decades of growth, the state of the sport today and its promise for the future in an exclusive Q&A.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, announced today that the organization has awarded 22 new grants as part of its Chapter Grant Program. These awards support the local lacrosse development efforts of regional US Lacrosse chapters.
Monday August 29, 2016 10:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JuatLacrosse Upstate
First of all, yes, Michael Phelps would play midfield, and he’d probably never come off the field . . .

Hey, look… I’m not complaining, but it was a week that included soccer scrimmages that ended up THEM 9 and US 2, the pool turned from The Blue Lagoon to Creature from the Black Lagoon, and someone we all know had a colonoscopy. There just wasn’t a lot of lacrosse. Or time for it. So I’m going with this…

from NLL.com
The Jr. Rock teams won three Jr. NLL Champion’s Cup titles on Sunday at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ont at the 4th Annual Jr. NLL Tournament. The PeeWee, Bantam and Midget entries posted a combined 19-0 record in the three-day event that attracted Jr. NLL entries from across Canada and U.S. with 400-plus youth players across 27 teams.
Sunday August 28, 2016 12:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Jr. Knighthawks used a late 4-0 run to defeat the Jr. Stealth 8-5 this evening to advance to Sunday’s Midget Semifinals.

“We were just staying in it and working hard,” said Quincy Abram. “It was motivation to go to the semifinals. We wanted to get there pretty bad.”

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
Varsity Starter as a Sophomore
Orange Crush 2016 All Star
Selected for Warrior National Prospect Day
Selected for Inside Lacrosse Invitational 2016
Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Before the sports world turned its attention to the Rio Olympics this summer, a pair of north country girls lacrosse standouts took part in an international athletics endeavor of their own.

from the Rochester Knighthawks

from Lacrosse Magazine
The UWLX is in its first season of existence, but even with a sample size, one thing is clear — the players are encouraged to be creative. With a 90-second shot clock and six players allowed below the restraining line, the UWLX created a free-flowing game that is a hit with both players and fans.

from FCANE
This summer The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse program expanded into the Adirondack Region, making it the third location for youth lacrosse in the Northeast with existing teams based in Rochester and Syracuse.

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from the Buffalo Bandits
Dhane Smith's fondest memories from his time spent playing youth lacrosse are the ones he made playing in travel tournaments. It was total camaraderie: time off the field was spent in shared hotel with teammates, time otherwise was split between multiple games per day.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Jr. Knighthawks will play seven games in Day One of the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament. Check out the photos from all of today’s action. The Midget team kicked off the day with a showdown with the Jr. Rock, and will end the day with a 4:00 p.m. contest against the rival Jr. Bandits.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse has opened up the Player Pool for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2017 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2017 season play. If you were on a Major League Lacrosse team roster at any point in the 2016 season, OR were in the MLL Player Pool in 2016, you DO NOT need to re-register. The deadline to register is December 7, 2016.

from Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse will unveil its $15 million headquarters — including the 45,000-square-foot IWLCA Building, William G. Tierney Field and a new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum featuring the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery — in a grand opening event Sept. 11.

from US Lacrosse
I am a sophomore in college and this upcoming season marks my fourth year officiating. I absolutely love it. Officiating provides a perfect transition for players who are not going to continue their career in high school, college, or beyond; allowing you to stay in the game (and get paid for doing so).

Here are some of the reasons why I think officiating is ideal for high school and college (and beyond) students:
Friday August 26, 2016 9:30AM
from ConnectLax
Niagara Lacrosse Classic in beautiful, crisp, clean and cool Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY - July 15th - 17th, 2016 - Boys from U-9 to Varsity.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Many high school and club coaches, as well as prospective student-athletes (PSAs) and their parents, find the college recruiting process difficult to navigate. Some of that is due to the myriad of NCAA rules that exist and the lack of education surrounding those rules for those engaged in the process. On top of that, each sport has a unique recruiting climate that can be greatly varied depending on the division, the type of school, or even the individual coaches involved in the process.
Thursday August 25, 2016 11:25AM

from NunesMagician.com
The HEADstrong Foundation will put on numerous events this fall featuring exhibition games that include participation from 40 men’s and women’s lacrosse programs across divisions I and II. Syracuse been part of HEADstrong events in the past and once again will take part in the exhibition games held on October 16 at the University of Pennsylvania. Five other DI teams will take the field alongside SU, none of which you’d expect to see on Syracuse’s 2017 regular season schedule.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University women's lacrosse head coach Stephanie Allen has announced the team captains for the upcoming season. Seniors Valerie DeNapoli and Callon Williams, and redshirt juniors Brianne Arthur (Watertown) and Jocelyn Penteck will lead the Bearcats in the 2017 season.

from Capital District Lax
Nick Hourigan is currently the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY; a competitive Division III institution that competes in the Liberty League. A native of Rexford, N.Y., Hourigan attended Shenendehowa High School where he was a three-year starter and two-year captain for the Plainsmen, earning First-Team All-Suburban Council, First-Team Troy Record and First-Team Saratogian honors in his senior season.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
I’m in Spain. Alone. Bruce went home yesterday, and I miss my little travel buddy already. I’ll be going “home” soon enough as well, but only after a few more days on my expanded European vacation. Initially, this was supposed to be a twelve-day work trip with Lax All-Stars to cover the European Championships. That said, I’ve been in Europe for more than a month now, and I still have ten or so days remaining! How’d that happen?

from LaxAllStars.com
The LASNAI Box Tourney, otherwise known as the LaxAllStars.com North American Invitational box lacrosse tournament, has been updated, preened to perfection, and is now 100% ready to roll and good to go. We’ve done the legwork to make it happen in a serious way, and some small changes have been made to the box tourney format, which I will explain below.

All games will be played at Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes on the Onondaga Nation. This is the new indoor/outdoor world class box facility that was used for the 2015 WILC.

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from NorthCountryNow.com
The Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education voted against a sports merger request from Lisbon Central School District for boys modified lacrosse during the 2016-17 school year at Monday's meeting.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
This weekend, nearly 60 kids will experience the thrill of being a Rochester Knighthawk, as three Jr. Knighthawks teams will take on opponents from the around the National Lacrosse League at the fourth annual Junior NLL Tournament.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the fourth-annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Medina High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Jake Cotter has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College.

from US Lacrosse
Fall used to mean football and soccer season, a break from the endless summer circuit. All the camps. The prospect days. The tournaments. The long car rides. The travel bags of stinking gear. Now Fall means more of the same. More camps. More prospect days. More tournaments. More opportunities to “shine”. More car rides. More lacrosse.
Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
The weekend of Sept. 10-11 will be an exciting one for the Cornell lacrosse family, as three former Big Red will play a large part in the US Lacrosse Grand Opening celebration weekend. The national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse will open a new facility – including the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery. To celebrate the event, the U.S. men's senior team, featuring Rob Pannell '13, will play an exhibition game. The weekend will be capped with the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial, honoring the more than 60 individuals connected to the sport of lacrosse, including Eamon McEneaney '77, died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

from Canisius College Athletics
“We are very excited to have such a talented athlete like Kaylin join our program,” Teeter said. “When you can bring in a three-time All-American on to your staff, it only helps to continue to raise the bar with our team. Kaylin has had success at every level she has played and I expect it to be no different as she transitions into a coach. She is one of the best draw specialists to play the game and we’re thrilled that she can share her expertise at Canisius.”

from SportsFive.net
Penfield senior midfielder, Andrew Powlin has recently verbally committed to the study and play lacrosse for the Rochester Institute of Technology.

from ILoveToWatchYouPlay.com
What kids think of their how parents watch their sporting events.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:20AM
from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute High School
Uncommitted 2017 Midfielder Jack Lalley. National Honor Society, GWG in OT Championship. 6'3" All WNY 3 Sports.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
We finished up our time and lacrosse in Munich, Germany, and now we take two separate busses to Turin, Italy. We’ve boarded the first bus, which has proven once again to be, at best, half-filled. We’ll take this bus six hours to Milan, where we’ll change busses and then ride an additional two hours to Turin. It’s a long ride, sure, but it’s cheaper than flying and the scenery is stunning. But I’m getting ahead of myself… we just spent some amazing time in Munich, Germany!

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from the Plattsburgh Press Republican
With a new youth lacrosse event added to tournament play here this summer, the community has seen even more economic benefit from the sport, organizers say. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has calculated an estimated $6 million in direct spending over the course of two separate events in Lake Placid.

from Niagara University Athletics
"I could not be more excited to welcome Alice to Niagara and our Purple Eagle lacrosse family," Stone said. "Alice brings an incredible knowledge of the game that will be a great asset to our program, in addition to a championship mentality that has been honed as a player at Maryland and as a member of the U.S. National Team. Alice's energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the game will make an immediate impact on our program. I look forward to working with her both on and off the field."

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Lukacovic and Michael Rhoads ascended a Colorado mountain in mid-June as part of a cross-country biking trip. With a memorable view in front of them, the Virginia lacrosse teammates got word of exciting news they wouldn't soon forget.

Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) — and the revival of an explosive, up-tempo approach to lacrosse — was coming to Virginia to take over one of the sport's most accomplished programs.

from Syracuse University Athletics
Head women's lacrosse Gary Gait will host a FallFest on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Manley Field House for girls in high school, middle school and elementary school. High school and middle school participants can take part in the full field division, while everyone may compete in the 7v7 division.

from Syracuse.com
Lillian dedicated her financial support and time to the university, especially in the years after her husband's death. She contributed $600,000 to the university for lacrosse scholarships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse Founder Bob Carpenter speaks with 1997 SU lacrosse All-American and one of the most public faces of the U.S. Navy SEAL teams, Rorke Denver.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and SportsNet at Rochester Rehabilitation announced today that they are creating a partnership to introduce an adaptive lacrosse program to individuals of all abilities. On Thursday, August 25th, the Knighthawks will be on hand at CP Rochester in Henrietta to teach the basics of lacrosse, including passing, catching, cradling, and shooting.
Monday August 22, 2016 10:00AM
from Lake Placid Lacrosse / Lax Sports Network
The first ever MLL Alumni Game took place on the evening of August 5th, 2016, during the 27th Annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, NY.

The game, which was played to raise money to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation and Ranger Lead the Way Fund, attracted approximately 3,500 fans on a picturesque night in Lake Placid. Lax Sports Network was on site to cover the game, which is available to view on demand on LSN. But, for a short time, you can watch at our site.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I don’t think the Nissan traveled more than 100-200 miles this week, as the longest trips were just the 11-mile jaunts to Hannibal for varsity soccer practice. No, this week’s inspiration comes not from my driver’s seat or through my front window, but rather, from that flat-screen, high-definition TV in the living room.

Sunday August 21, 2016 10:20AM
from the Auburn Citizen
The midfielder recorded a goal late in the third period, as the Denver Outlaws rallied to tie the score before the final frame. Eric Law recorded the game-winner with 12 seconds remaining, as the Outlaws topped the Ohio Machine, 19-18, in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Saturday August 20, 2016 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse and U.S. men’s senior team head coach John Danowski have named 44 players that will play in an exhibition game Sept. 11 as part of the US Lacrosse Grand Opening celebration weekend. The roster includes 12 players from the 2014 U.S. team, which captured the silver medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Denver.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse has announced this year's 2016 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance. The roster is voted on by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the League, all of whom stood out at their respective positions.

Seven of the twelve named have Upstate ties - Rob Pannell (Cornell) and Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) at attack; midfielder Joe Walters (Irondequoit); defenders Joe Fletcher (West Genesee), Mike Manley (Penn Yan), and Joel White (Cortland HS); and goalie John Galloway (West Genesee).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Take a look inside the Jr. Knighthawks final practice before the Jr. NLL Tournament

Friday August 19, 2016 10:15AM
from the Watertwon Daily Times
One of Bob Sheldon’s primary goals was to ensure that those who worked under him had what they needed to reach their goals. This is the assessment of Wally Johnson, who retired earlier in the spring as sports information director at St. Lawrence University in Canton. He worked alongside Mr. Sheldon for many years.

from Upstate Lacrosse Club
Upstate Lacrosse Club (ULC) is under the direction of former Syracuse 4-time All American, Ric Beardsley. Ric leads a staff of some of the best coaches in Upstate NY.

Fall Skills Clinic

Elite Team Tryouts
Thursday August 18, 2016 7:00PM
from The Daily Orange
Denver midfielder Brendan Bomberry will transfer to Syracuse and play in 2017, according to Casey Vock of 3dRising.com. Bomberry received his release from Denver, a DU spokesman confirmed.

from Harvard Athletics
Lisa Miller, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, has announced the addition of Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) to her staff as an assistant coach. Treanor joins the Crimson from Syracuse where she graduated in May after a successful four-year career with the Orange.

from Cornell Athletics
"Margaret's background aligns perfectly with our Big Red program," Graap said. "Not only was she an excellent collegiate and professional player, but Margaret also brings corporate experience and tangible leadership skills to Cornell. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring our student-athletes, and can share her perspective as a three-time captain who helped lead the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to their first national championship."

from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse program has now opened registration for its fall clinic to be held at Higgins Stadium on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The clinic is open to all interested athletes currently enrolled in high school.

from Colgate Athletics
Former Colgate star Peter Baum '13 and the Ohio Machine play for their first Major League Lacrosse title in Saturday's championship game against the Denver Outlaws.

from CollegeCrosse.com
Back to the two-point goal. My main problem with this idea is it seems like a solution in search of a problem. I don’t think many people were crying out that the NCAA needed a two-point shot. There are more important concerns that need to be addressed, like stalling. A permanent shot clock or a more consistent application of the present shot clock rule would go a long way towards fixing college lacrosse’s stalling problem.

from MPNnow.com
Rebecca Birx, Trevor Chinn, Caitlyn (Serafine) Malzewski, Meghan Musnicki, Ashley (Friend) Vellines, Joe Kuras and Roy Weymouth.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have signed a pair of players to one-year deals prior to the start of the 2017 National Lacrosse League season. The Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed forward Joe “Haodais” Maracle and agreed to terms with free agent defenseman John Rae.

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from SpeedLacrosse.com
SPEED Lacrosse™ is getting new and varied players rapidly introduced to the sport. Seasoned athletes are using it to sharpen and get better. But God alive, it’s just crazy fun. And if I’m going to run hard, particularly at 44, give me a big, heaping load of fun!

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
SweetLax won the Boys 2019-2021 Gold division championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic presented by Subway. The Rochester-based SweetLax program – fielding a squad of players from all over the East Coast – cruised to a 5-0 record, which was capped by a 12-3 win over the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the finale.
Wednesday August 17, 2016 7:10PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse League announced New York Lizards attackman, Rob Pannell, as the 2016 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will welcome seven newcomers as part of the Class of 2020, head coach Jenny Graap announced on Wednesday.

Mary Kate Bonanni, Defense — Liverpool, N.Y. — Cicero-North Syracuse High School/Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club
Bonanni captained her team at Cicero-North Syracuse High School during her senior season. She was named first-team Central New York Counties League in 2016 and was an Under Armour Upstate New York Region Lacrosse honoree in 2013 and 2015.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which will take place from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th. Last year, the Knighthawks swept the tournament, winning the championship at the PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels.

from Siena Athletics
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Siena Men’s Lacrosse Program.

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from Lake Placid Lacrosse
The CNY Lady Roadhawks won the Girls High School Silver division championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. The Syracuse-based squad, in its first year at the Summit Classic, rolled to a 5-0 record, capping the title run with a 9-8 victory over Mass Elite Red in the finale on Wednesday, August 3.

from SportsFive.net
Brighton rising senior Brett Randall, has committed, this summer, to Richmond University, and Sam Lambert, a rising junior from the Victor Blue Devils, announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Le Moyne College after his graduation in 2018.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bartram Trail High School (FL) 2017 defenseman-LSM Ethan Hale has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Union College.

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from Army Weat Point Athletics
Prior to playing at the national and professional levels, Gilroy enjoyed a standout playing career at the University of Florida, where she was a two-time finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the top player in the nation.

A three-time All-American at Florida, Gilroy helped lead the Gators to three conference titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Final Four in 2012. She was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2015, while earning All-Tournament Team honors each year, in the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and in the BIG EAST in 2015. Additionally, Gilroy was named ALC Midfielder of the Year in 2014 and was an Inside Lacrosse BIG EAST Player of the Week.

from the Rochesteer Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner, Governor and General Manager Curt Styres has announced that he has appointed Gewas Schindler as the Alternate Governor for the franchise.

“I couldn’t be more honored to be asked to be on the Board of Governors,” said Schindler. “It’s the next step in my life to be a part of something at such a high level and work for a world-class organization like the Knighthawks.”
Tuesday August 16, 2016 5:00PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers defensemen Mike Manley (Penn Yan) and Joel White (Cortland) have been named the 2016 Warrior Defensive Players of the Year, as voted on by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Syracuse.com
Casey Rogers of Westhill is one of the top lacrosse players in Section III. He scored 47 goals as a junior and has already made a verbal commitment to play at Syracuse University, where his father, Lelan Rogers, is an assistant coach.

While Rogers' future is in lacrosse, he plans to use the start of his senior season playing football for the Warriors and hockey for the Syracuse Cougars.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Investigators have concluded that a 2015 airplane crash in the Adirondacks that killed four Rochester-area residents occurred after the pilot became incapacitated by heart problems.

from Lacrosse Magazine
SU's Asa Goldstock and Lila Nazarian among the Freshmen 15.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Faceoffs will not undergo another makeover, Denver men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney clarified in an IMLCA newsletter Tuesday.

Tierney, a member of the NCAA rules committee and chair of the IMLCA rules committee, issued the report in response to questions stemming from an NCAA.com release of recommended rules changes starting in 2016-17. The release stated that "game officials will center the ball 5 inches from the middle of the head of each faceoff player's stick," leading some to believe sticks would be placed five inches apart or five inches from the line.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League today announced the launch of NLL Productions, a video production studio that will create regular, ongoing digital content for use both at the league and team level. Alongside this launch, the League has appointed Mia Gordon, Lead Reporter, to manage the studio and further enhance the organization’s digital presence across platforms.

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from US Lacrosse
Earlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program. We can tell you what he said, but his own words say it all:

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and Brine announced today tha t Rochester Rattlers goalkeeper John Galloway (West Genesee) has been named 2016 Brine Goalie of the Year, as voted by MLL coaches and general managers.

from the NCAA
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is recommending a tweak to the faceoff procedure for officials to follow starting with the 2017 season. The committee also recommended a proposal that corrects a loophole in the timeout rules. Under the proposal, calling a timeout will also satisfy the clearing rule.

from the NFHS
In an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have acquired transition man Andrew Suitor from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for defenseman Derek Searle, the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NLL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 Draft.

from The Lacrosse Network

from Powell Lacrosse
Frederic Larson is a member of the Swedish National Team and was cool enough to share these photos with us from a tour around London. So cool to see lacrosse on the move and going to new places.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niskayuna High School 2017 midfielder Ryan Stewart has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Pace University.
Monday August 15, 2016 8:40AM
from Syracuse.com
Westhill CSD seeks the following coaches: girls JV lax and girls JV asst lax. Reqt's: NYSED fingerprint clearance, CPR cert, first aid cert, child abuse & violence prevention, concussion mgmt, and DASA training. Non-teachers also need NYS TEACH coaching license. (See link for contact and other details.)

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Last year your parents took time off from work, maybe brought your younger brother and/or sister along, and when you got to your college of choice there were gangs of perky helpers to guide you to your dorm (er, residence hall), maybe even helping you unload your family’s minivan. There were banners, cook-outs, and games.

This year, you’re on your own.
Sunday August 14, 2016 11:30AM
from Ken Bartolo / There and Back, Inc.
from 2014, but a story worth sharing

Ken Bartolo stands before athletes at Liverpool High School. As he raises the microphone, he notices the faces in front of him. He remembers sitting there 30 years ago, when his athletic career was limitless. But Bartolo's future didn't turn out as he thought it would at 16 years old. Drugs and alcohol took over his life, he was arrested 15 times, charged with four DWIs, served three years in a high-security prison and pronounced dead twice.

from SportsUnionWNY.com
Photos from one hot lacrosse day at Nichols School in Buffalo, posted at Facebook by SportsUnionWNY.com

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Photo gallery, Jr Knighthawks practice (August 10, 2016).

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
Brian and Bruce are lacrosse backpacking around Europe for the next couple of weeks, and the next stop is Vienna. Brian is sharing their experiences with LAS, and finding new and exciting ways to Grow the Game, all while learning about the amazing world we all live in. Follow along with their post-EC16 adventure.

Saturday August 13, 2016 11:15AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Glastonbury (CT) 2017 midfielder Aidan Flood has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Union College.

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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced today that Charlotte Hounds Head Coach Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse) has been named 2016 Brine Coach of the Year. Stagnitta coached the Hounds to an 8-6 record on the season and a fourth seeded playoff position. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coach and general manager of each of the League’s nine teams.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Rhino Lacrosse is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Syracuse Select Teams is now open! The Syracuse Select Teams will participate in one Fall tournament and train as a team through the Winter and Spring to prepare for an outstanding Summer season! Registration is available for boys graduation years 2018-2026.

from CNY Road Hawks
All players that are planning to participate in the CNY Roadhawks Fall Travel Team MUST register for the tryouts. This is absolutely essential so that communications reach the players and uniforms/gear are ordered for the intended selected players.

from YouTube

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks loaded up on righties today as they re-signed forwards Joel Matthews and Quinn Powless to four-year deals. The young forwards are now signed through the 2020 season.
Friday August 12, 2016 10:25AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Tanner Soudan proud to wear the same jersey as his dad, Tim.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
The Albany Power, a club based in the Empire State’s Capital District, rolled to the Boys 2019-2021 Silver championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic presented by Subway. The Power, led by Niskayuna’s standout rising sophomore midfielder Griffin King. routed its first four opponents, beating none by less than 13 goals, before taking down the Catamount Tan squad out of New England by a score of 9-6.

from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
Champions were crowned Wednesday at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic. The Scholastic Tournament, featuring nine divisions and about 70 teams of boys and girls, wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. Here's a quick rundown of each of the champions and a group photo of each winner, presented by Warrior.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lancaster 2018 defenseman/LSM Bryce Benham has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
Welcome to The European Adventures of Brian and Bruce. I’m Brian, and Bruce is Bruce Pirie of Uncommon Fit. The two of us went full bore lacrosse with LaxAllStars.com at the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships in Budapest, and now we’re traveling around Europe, mixing lacrosse, life, sightseeing, and cultural exploration into a 3 week walkabout on ye olde continent. Kick back and enjoy our trip stories, then go out and do something like this yourself. You won’t regret a minute of it… OK, you might regret a couple minutes of it, but most of the experience will be awesome, and worth it.

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from Lake Placid Lacrosse
The Adirondack Northmen, a team made up of players from the Northern New York and Adirondack regions of the Empire State, celebrated the Boys 2017/2018 Bronze Championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic presented by Subway.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
A picture is worth 1,000 words...so, let's get you right to the images.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League today announced Tracey Kelusky, Josh Sanderson and John Tavares have been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016. The trio of inductees, which marks the league's largest member class since 2010, will be enshrined at the NLL Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont.

from the Rochester Rattlers
We may not have made the playoffs this season, but our Rattlers fans made this season a huge success. We can’t thank the fans enough for all of the support this season. Being back in Rochester, playing at the Wegman’s Sports Complex was a huge success and we owe it to all of our fans that came out and supported the team this season.

Travel Team Tryout Links
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Lax Dreams: August 20&21; August 26&28, McKinney Park.

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy: September 10th, the Nichols School.

from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Orange Crush Lacrosse would like to announce registration is now open for the 2016 Orange Crush Fall Lacrosse Academy & Travel Team Try-Outs. The academy will start on Sunday September 11th and consists of five practice sessions with 90 minutes of intense lacrosse skills, drills and games. Elite level development of stick skills, dodging, shooting, positioning and teamwork concepts. The Fall Academy is open for BOYS & GIRLS in grades Kindergarten through 11th grade.

Boys Fall Academy

Girls Fall Academy

Thursday August 11, 2016 9:15AM
from Hartwick College Athletics
The Hartwick men's lacrosse team has announced a one-day prospect camp for ages 15-18 on Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Wright Stadium on the Hartwick College Campus.

from the Rochester Rattlers
When the dust of the final night of the Major League Lacrosse regular season settled, it did nothing more than cloud the playoff picture.

from the Daily Courier-Observer
Goodrich Refrigeration went from lowest seed to top honors in the Northern New York Box Lacrosse High School Division playoffs on Wednesday after outscoring second-seeded Alpine Seeding 10-8 in the championship game at a balmy Tri-Town Arena.

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from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The dates for the Brockport men's lacrosse alumni weekend have been set, and are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 1. The weekend will be the first chance to get a look at the 2017 team, which is returning two of its top three goal scorers from last year's SUNYAC runner-up squad.

from The Post Star
Queensbury boys lacrosse has had its share of talented athletes who went on to play in college since Keith Ellement started the program in 1998 with a junior varsity squad. Until senior Devin O’Leary committed to play at Stony Brook University on Tuesday, however, the program has never had a defenseman slated to play at the Division I level.

from SportsFive.net
University of Massachusetts, Johns Hopkins, and Hobart will be the new homes of the three latest Section 5 stars to announce college plans.

from ConnectLax

Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
We crowned ten more divisional champions on Sunday and finished the 2016 Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic without too much fuss or controversy. Games ended around 2:30 PM, and after I finished collecting and then uploading the few final scores, the place started to empty out and look pretty desolate. It’s amazing how quickly the players and their families can jump in their cars and be gone!

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from FCANE
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) announced today that Honeoye Falls-Lima junior Garrett Ruff will attend Cornell University in Fall 2018. Ruff, who has been a midfielder with the Northeast 2018 team for the past four years, has developed great respect for FCA’s lacrosse program during his tenure.

from Tribe Lacrosse
Due to our club's growth we have multiple positions available. We are looking to add motivated, knowledgeable and energetic coaches to our already fantastic coaching staff. Tribe is looking for passionate coaches of the game who want to educate their players and develop them into that next level of play. At Tribe, we not only focus on a player's individual development but also the teams' overall development as a whole.

Tribe Lacrosse Website

from Lacrosse Magazine
Earlier this week, US Lacrosse named the 36 players for the 2017 U.S. women's national team. Featured here are photos by John Strohsacker from the three-day tryout at the new US Lacrosse headquarters.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed free agent defenseman Wenster Green. For Green, signing the one-year deal means returning to the city where he won the Champion’s Cup.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niagara Wheatfield High School 2017 attackman Nate Maloney has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Roberts Wesleyan College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Stone Bridge High School (VA) 2018 face-off specialist Christian Park has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.
Tuesday August 9, 2016 9:00AM
from The Lacrosse Network

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Stone Bridge High School (VA) 2018 face-off specialist Christian Park has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

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from Dartmouth Athletics
Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy has announced that Danielle Spencer (Brighton) has been hired as the head coach of the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team. With her hiring, Spencer becomes just the fourth head coach in the program’s 44-year history. Spencer comes to Hanover after four seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Northwestern. Prior to joining the Wildcats’ staff in 2012, the Brighton, New York, native spent a season working on the sidelines at Stanford.

from Siena Athletics
“I am very happy to welcome these student athletes into our Siena Saints Family,” said Borrelli. “They are the epitome of what it means to be a student athlete. Their commitment on and off the field is contagious. These young ladies are expected to make an immediate impact on this program. They all embody different qualities that will be imperative to take our team one step closer to conquering that MAAC title.”

from Sweetlax Lacrosse
Sweetlax 2018, 2019 & 2020 National Teams attended the Lake Placid tournament last week to wrap up their summer season. For the Coaching staff this weekend is a summer highlight as many attend to both Coach and participate as an Alumni player at the end of the week. It is a treat for all Sweetlax players to join the rest of the lacrosse world in Placid!

from the Buffalo Bandits
Brock (6’4”, 223 lbs., 8/13/1986) had a career year for the Bandits in 2016. The Burlington, Ontario native posted new career-high marks in games played (18), goals (7), assists (8), points (15), loose ball recoveries (79) and created turnovers (20). He also added two assists and 22 loose ball recoveries in four playoff games.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed Cory Vitarelli to a new three-year contract. The deal guarantees that the crafty forward will be a Knighthawk through the 2019 season.

from LaxAllStars.com
If you’re like most lacrosse fans, once the final whistles blew on the Major League Lacrosse regular season, you had no idea what just happened. Seven teams had just tied with identical 8-6 records, leaving the entire MLL playoff field to be decided by tie-breaking scenarios. Three teams were disappointed (understatement of the year), while four others are going to play at least one more game each.
Monday August 8, 2016 9:45AM
from the Buffalo News
[Spring] Sanders was a two-time high school All-American and an All-Western New York performer at Nichols. As a senior, she won the Tom Borrelli Award as the best girls lacrosse player in the are. She went on to play at Northwestern University.

from Suracuse University Athletics
The 2016-17 U.S. Women's Lacrosse team will have an Orange hue as five Syracuse All-Americans were among 36 players chosen to the squad after a three-day tryout at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The Orange's five selections are the third-highest total for any school in the nation.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Redhawks went into tonight’s match-up with Native Sons as the number one seed. But it was the visiting Sons who came away with a 14-8 win over the home team.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Ballston Spa High School 2018 face-off specialist midfielder Austin Deskewicz has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Stony Brook University.

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from US Lacrosse
The 36 players selected will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title. (At first glance, six with Upstate ties.)

from LaFayette Lacrose Alumni Association
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 10th annual Alumni Event is slated for Saturday Aug 13, 2016 at Booher Fields, Rt 11 LaFayette.

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:15PM
from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
Ten championships will be held Sunday at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in what has become an increasingly popular showcase of the nation’s oldest sport played at its highest level in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

The most storied college lacrosse programs will be represented as the Summit Classic’s Adult Tournament finals will be played out at the North Elba Athletic Fields Sunday morning and into the afternoon.

from LaxAllStars.com
Good luck to Casey Powell tonight as he plays in his final Major League Lacrosse - MLL game! Here's a special message from his fans overseas.

from the Florida Launch
The Florida Launch fell in their season finale to the Boston Cannons Saturday on the road. The Launch were led by Kieran McArdle’s five points and Casey Powell’s three points. The game marks Powell’s final time in a Launch uniform after three season with the club as he is retiring to become an assistant coach on the collegiate level.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Three games to close the regular season played out, and the following happened:

John Grant, Jr. set a single-game record with 10 goals
Rob Pannell set a single-season record with 73 goals
John Grant, Jr. took over the all-time MLL points lead at 532
Casey Powell played his final MLL game
Seven (!) teams wound up tied for the league lead at 8-6
Three teams - Rochester, Chesapeake and Boston - tied for first place, but failed to make the playoffs

from CollegeCrosse.com
It’s tough to go worse than 4-9. Unless you’re Binghamton, because in 2016, they went 4-10 and caused the school to part ways with former BOSS Scott Nelson. They were one of the earliest coaching vacancies and the last one to fill their vacancy when they hired Kevin McKeown in mid-July. McKeown comes over after stops at Bellarmine and Siena, as well as a previous stop at his alma mater, where he served as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach for four years, including a stint as interim head coach.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Whether she's finishing a 300-yard shuttle on a lacrosse field or scanning several screens on a Wall Street trading floor, [Laura] Zimmerman (Westhill) leads a fast-paced life — which meant she felt perfectly at home Saturday during a dizzying second day of U.S. women's national team tryouts at the new US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

from Marist Athletics
Reminders come in subtle ways. They come every day. They could be in a passing smile of a stranger walking by on a city street. They can come in a particular song, or in the form of siblings interacting with each other. They can come in a quiet, a good quiet galvanized by moments of reflection. They come in candy and barbecue sauce sitting on a store shelf.

They come emblazed in a gleaming red No. 34.

from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
Carrying on traditions of the Summit Classic and the lacrosse community as a whole, the Legends Alumni Game benefitted two charitable causes – the HEADstrong Foundation and the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund.

from the Buffalo News
Free agency arrived in the National Lacrosse League on August 1, and the Buffalo Bandits have taken a couple of hits already.

from Major League Lacrosse
Maybe it’s a simple case of denial, but when I heard earlier this year that 2016 would be Casey Powell’s final season in the MLL, my response was something along the lines of “I’ve heard that before.” In fairness, I had heard that before, directly from Casey himself and yet he still returned to the MLL. With the Launch’s final game of the season looming, this feels different.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Skaneateles High School (NY) 2019 midfielder John Danforth has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University and begin the admissions process.
Saturday August 6, 2016 9:15AM
We Thank and Salute Casey Powell
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Today marks the final Major League Lacrosse game for Casey Powell, and as you might have noticed, we're doing what we can to thank him for not only so many years of great lacrosse we've been able to share with our visitors, but also for all the things he's done behind the scenes that has helped keep JustLacrosse growing.

For someone that never played lacrosse, creating a website that would attract not only fans like myself, but also keep players and coaches coming back again and again was a difficult task. So whenever I could include a story about someone who was a lacrosse legend even before graduating from college, I jumped at the chance. In early July of 2006, Team USA, prepping for the World Lacrosse Championships to be held in London, Ontario, visited Coyne Stadium for a tuneup game against a team of Upstate All-Stars. I was there to get photos to share with JustLacrosse visitors, and actually got three Powell's for the price of one as Ryan and Mikey were also on the team. I was fortunate to get a press pass for those World Games, so I was on the sidelines, taking photos to share the event with everyone back home. The final outcome wasn't what everyone was hoping for, but even a Gold Medal would not have eclipsed the birth of Casey's daughter, Bella, on Wednesday of that week.

Over the next couple of years we got to follow Casey as he played for the NLL New York Titans and the MLL Rochester Rattlers. He took us on a tour of the SU Lacrosse Offices.

Casey, along with fellow Titans Mitch Belisle (Cornell), and Ryan Boyle got to ring bell at the NYSE in January of 2008. In May of that year he became one of the few Americans to play Major Series Lacrosse when he was signed by Six Nations. In June he became the MLL All-Time leading scorer. And in November, he sends me an email asking if he can advertise CaseyPowellLacrosse.com, and his camps, on my website!

I'm sure many of you can imagine what it was like reading that email. His email address seemed legit. He had even included his phone number. If a Casey Powell Lacrosse ad wouldn't give JustLacrosse instant credibility, it would certainly bump it up there a bit. Well, quite a bit, actually.

I have to admit I was so nervous I wrote a reply and sent it to just myself so I could see how it would read. "Good to hear from you. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. It would certainly be great to have CaseyPowellLacrosse.com as an advertiser at JustLacrosse . . ." and on and on, probably with way more information than he needed at that point. I created a banner for him, added it to a sample JustLacrosse page, and emailed the url back so he could check it out. His response was short, and yes, sweet. "Looks great Dennis. I will be posting my 2009 dates soon. Thanks, Casey."

Earlier that Fall I had come up with the idea of having as elite a group of Upstate lacrosse names as I could gather be voters in an NCAA poll for the upcoming season. I thought it would be interesting to look at the NCAA through the eyes of Upstaters alone. I sent out invitations, not knowing what to expect. To my surprise, it seemed to go over well, with Steve Beville, Kirk Ventiquattro, Tom Hardy, Rich Barnes, Mike Stagnitta, Chuck Wilbur, Dave Rahme, of the Syracuse Post-Standard, Bob Streeten, Pete Fiorini, along with a few others agreeing to take part. Casey was sent an invitation but had not responded. When I replied to Casey's email about his ad I mentioned the poll, with names of those who had agreed to join the group, and that I was going to be looking for a sponsor in the coming days. In his reply, Casey not only agreed to be a pollster, be he also said he would be glad to be the poll's sponsor. Thus began a five-year run of CaseyPowellLacrosse.com NCAA Polls.

I first met Casey in person in July of 2009. I'm not a big fan of meeting new people, especially celebrities, but if I kept telling myself I already knew Casey fairly well I thought I could get through it okay. So I travelled out to Cazenovia for the Powell Brothers Lacrosse Camp, introduced myself, and after a short conversation I let him get back to the kids while I took photos. In this photo Casey addresses the kids under the watchful eye of his future boss at Jacksonville University, John Galloway.

The next time we spoke was and is still the highlight of my "lacrosse career", such as it is. Believe it or not, it was a simple exchange of "Hello's" and "How's it going?" It was a morning practice for Team USA as they prepared for that evening's Bowhunter Cup game at the Onondaga County War Memorial on September 25th, 2010. I had entered the venue and was walking along the aisle around the arena near the wall that separates the lower seating from the upper sections. As I approached the end where Team USA was shooting, I heard someone shout "Hey, Dennis!". I was the only one in the stands, so I look down to the floor and Casey is waving to me. "How's it going?"

Now understand that Casey had spotted me halfway up the stands, recognized me, and had stopped a Team USA practice just to say Hi to me. Of course, all the other team members were looking up as well, probably wondering who the heck I was. Well, I was able to wave back and say something like, "Hey Casey, how are you?" The team got back to practice, I took my photos, and had a story that made all my efforts at JustLacrosse up to that point more than worthwhile. That realization was proven correct when I told that story to a friend and lacrosse addict while we sat watching a game at the World Indoor Championships at Tsha'Hon'nonyen'dakhwa' – the Onondaga Nation Arena. His reaction was priceless.

The switch from JustLacrosse.com to JustLacrosse Upstate was the result of my next in-person meeting with Casey. It was at the Finger Lakes Tournament in August of 2011, and Casey had come up with a youth team from Forida. I waited till he had a free moment and said hi. As we were talking, Casey asked me if I would consider setting up a website similar to JustLacrosse, but one focusing on Florida lacrosse. I thought about it for a moment, and decided I could at least give it a try. I did over the next few months, but it turned out that it consumed too much time for me since I had to become familiar with an entirely different region of the country geographically, as well as its lacrosse. The reason JustLacrosse works is that my knowledge of small towns around Upstate meshed well with my love of lacrosse and my interest in the internet as it was young but growing fast. Anyway, during this experiment I had to change JustLacrosse to JustLacrosse Upstate to differentiate it from the attempt at JustLacrosse Florida.

It was also during this conversation that Casey offered to test another project I was working on - Faceoff Nation Board Lacrosse. The working title was Project 22 Lax, and I discovered that it needed a lot more work before it would become a viable table version of the fastest game on two feet.

Casey begins a new career after tonight. He and John Galloway should make a terrific team to lead the next chapter of Jacksonville University Lacrosse. I'm sure they'll get their share of Upstate recruits, so I expect I'll be sharing many stories of their successes in Division I. It's a good bet Casey's goal is to be a head coach at some point, and JustLacrosse Upstate will be among the loudest of supporters when that happens.

from Syracuse University Athletics
Lacrosse legend Casey Powell will strap on his helmet and take the field for the final time as a player on Saturday night when the Florida Launch square off with the Boston Cannons.

The Orange alum transcended generations of lacrosse, scoring his first collegiate goals in the Carrier Dome before the second birthday of fellow SU alum Brandon Mullins who he'll suit up across from on Saturday.

from Syracuse University
In honor of Casey Powell's retirement from professional lacrosse on Saturday, CuseTV takes you back to 1995 where a freshman Powell scored four goals against Princeton in the NCAA Tournament for the team that'd go on to win the NCAA Championship.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Today was the busiest day of the week – only 109 games in 13 divisions, plus an MLL Veterans’ All-Star Game. It was also the longest – we were on site at 7:00 AM and we didn’t leave the HQ tent until dark, maybe around 9 PM. It was the complete opposite of yesterday for me. Yesterday I occasionally ventured around to the fields, whether to visit with friends or to clean up some incomplete score sheets. Today I felt like I was confined to solitary confinement – when I did step out of the trailer I felt I needed to shade my eyes, just like in the prison movies…

from Major League Lacrosse
Team Headstrong used a 6-0 run in the final quarter to secure the lead and the 15-9 victory over Team Lead the Way in Major League Lacrosse’s first ever Legends Alumni Game at the 2016 Lake Placid Summit Classic. The Alumni teams were comprised of approximately 40 former Major League Lacrosse players and coaches.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2016 NLL Combine will take place from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 to open draft weekend at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Combine opens on Saturday with the first session set for 6 p.m. ET. On Sunday, the first practice session begins at 9 a.m. with day-long lacrosse activities culminating with the annual Prospects Game scrimmage at noon followed by team interviews.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have lost a key player from the team that reached the National Lacrosse League finals last season. Veteran Jay Thorimbert signed a two-year contract with the New England Black Wolves.

from Lacrosse Magazine
A new era for the U.S. women’s national team began on Friday with the opening day of tryouts for the 2017 team. Sure, head coach Ricky Fried is back for another run at a World Cup championship, and all-world goalie Devon Wills is also back, but there are a lot of new faces since the 2013 World Cup. And the team has a new home.

from SUNY Oswego Athletics
The Oswego State women's lacrosse team released its 2017 slate on Thursday. It will take the field for 13 regular season contests with five at home, including four crucial SUNYAC matchups.

Ringing in the new season, the Lakers will welcome the Golden Knights of Clarkson University at 4 p.m. on March 8. This lone home game will make way to a three-week away stretch when Oswego will play five contests.

from Canisius Athletics
The 2016 Canisius College men's lacrosse prospect day is now open for registration. The camp is set to take place at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday, October 2 and is open to all players graduating from 2017 to 2020.

from the Rochester Rattlers
During last Thursday's game against the Denver Outlaws, our intern, Max Gerling, asked a few fans what they would ask Head Coach Tim Soudan. We selected three questions to ask Coach Soudan before yesterday's game against the Atlanta Blaze. Here are the questions that were asked by the fans:

from the Rochester Knighthawks

from John Moriello / NYSSWA
After scoring 104 goals this spring for Gowanda/Silver Creek, Chase Scanlan will play his junior lacrosse season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

from CollegeCrosse.com
You’d think that after a 10-6 campaign in 2015, which included a Patriot League championship, Colgate would be similar in 2016 right? Wrong, dead wrong. Instead, the Raiders had an abysmal 4-10 season with only two conference wins. They did lose Ryan Walsh and Matt Clarkson to graduation, but the Raiders could not repeat their magical run of 2015.
Friday August 5, 2016 11:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Thursday at Lake Placid was the lightest day so far, with just seven fields going and only 51 games played. We had eight divisions playing – the eight oldest men’s age brackets, but all games were played at the North Elba Athletic Fields (NEAF) except for three played at the end of the day at the Northwood School. It was another sunny day, probably too hot to be ideal, and somehow I managed to spend enough time outside the trailer and main tent to get some serious red coloration on my face and arms.

from CaseyPowell.com
“This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”

That’s a quote from Kobe Bryant who retired from professional basketball this year after 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the first guard ever to be taken out of high school in 1996 and I’ll never forget hearing that news headline as a sophomore at Syracuse University. I’ve always had contemporary connection to Kobe and I really felt it when he retired from the NBA in the same year I retire from MLL. For this Twosletter I really wanted to put pen to paper to savor every bit of my own story book ending.

from the Baltimore Sun
In about 60 seconds Tuesday, a roadside fire engulfed the RV carrying Shootout for Soldiers founder Tyler Steinhardt and four staffers from Colorado to California. Nearly as swiftly, the lacrosse community has responded to help the organizers of the 24-hour lacrosse event that has raised nearly $400,000 at seven stops this summer.

By Thursday afternoon, family members, friends and even strangers have donated more than $35,000 toward the $40,000 goal listed on the organization’s fundraising website.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers won their final game of the regular season, 18 to 9 over the Atlanta Blaze at Wegman's Sports Complex at Aquinas Institute. This was a huge win for the Rattlers as they finish the regular season, 8-6. In order to make the playoffs, they needed the win over the Atlanta Blaze. They will need some help from a few of the other MLL teams this coming Saturday but for now, the Rattlers can enjoy the victory.

from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic honored three long-time players and tournament attendees as Legends of Lake Placid Lacrosse Thursday evening at the North Elba Athletic Fields.

Bill Bergen, the head coach at Clarkson University and a member of the Sailin’ Shoe Lacrosse Club, longtime Lake Placid women’s player Andi LeMire O’Connor, and Graph-Tex owner and longtime Sailin’ Shoe player Brent Riley were all honored Thursday evening after games finished up.

from Inside Lacrosse
Lucas Quinn, M, Niskayuna (N.Y.), Syracuse

A standout in the Coastals’ 8-7 championship loss to the Beasts with two goals and two assists, Quinn showcased good ball movement from the midfield. On an extra-man opportunity, he threw a nice “one more” pass to set up an Owen Seebold goal, and in another instance fed a goal-scorer off the dodge.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Fresh off an MVP performance for the first-ever United Women's Lacrosse League champion Long Island Sound, goalie Devon Wills, who was voted captain for a successful England tour with the U.S. women's national team in July, is excited to transition to Team USA tryouts at the new US Lacrosse headquarters this weekend.

from NLL.com
"We're proud to continue our grassroots partnership with the Toronto Rock and building upon the momentum of the Jr. NLL Tournament for the fourth-straight year," said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. "Increasing box lacrosse participation at the grassroots level across North America is one of our five key development strategies to grow the National Lacrosse League."

from Lacrosse Magazine
Legendary. Star. Greatest of All Time. These are some adjectives people on social media use when describing Florida Launch attackman Casey Powell. After Florida's game Saturday against the Boston Cannons, you can add the word "retired" to the list. The game will be the last of Powell's illustrious 12-year Major League Lacrosse career. And yes, after previous comebacks, he really means it this time.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Scott Self to a one-year deal. Self will be back for his fifth season with the Knighthawks, which will mark his longest tenure with any team in his pro career.

from CrowdRise.com
To start: We’re all OK. From there, I’m not really sure how to continue. To make a long story short: On our way from Colorado to California for the last Shootout for Soldiers of the summer, we ran into a little trouble. Put more precisely, our RV blew up and caught fire. Seriously.

from the Rochester Rattlers
“It’s better for a lot of reasons. It needs to be in the city, the Rattlers are a Rochester team and with all due respect to Brockport we have to be in the city,” said lifetime Rattlers fan, Stu Chait.

from MLL.com
Kevin Leveille has always been a tremendous ambassador of the MLL and lacrosse in general. Leveille had the great idea of hosting an MLL Alumni Game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic. This year, the inaugural MLL Alumni Game will be played with a roster full of studs such as Kevin Leveille, Mike Leveille, Gary Gait, John Hess, and many many more.
Thursday August 4, 2016 10:45AM
from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
Nine teams were crowned champions Wednesday at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic presented by Subway, capping the Scholastic Tournament that draws many of the most talented high school-aged boys and girls players from across the country.

from the Finger Lakes Times
A pair of former Hobart College lacrosse coaches are soon to receive a tremendous honor. Austin F. “Jerry” Schmidt and Bud Beardmore are set to be inducted into the Intercollege Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

from the Buffalo Bandits
[Tim] Edwards (J-D/Canisius) (6’2”, 194 lbs., 8/8/1992) was selected by Buffalo in the fourth round (36th overall) of the 2015 NLL Entry Draft and spent most of the 2016 season on the team’s practice squad. Before going pro, Edwards recorded 145 points (65+80) in 57 career games for Canisius College.

from John Moriello / NYSSWA
The emails started arriving three days after the NYSPHSAA Central Committee approved the classification cutoffs for the 2017 boys lacrosse season, when the playoffs expand from three to four classes. People started looking at what the numbers meant for schools in their section and they weren't happy. Mostly, though, they just weren't understanding.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I heard it more than once on Tuesday – “You can’t get better weather than this.” And I may have said it once or twice myself. Tuesday was an absolutely beautiful day in Lake Placid . . .

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Well, Day Three saw the crowning of nine divisional champions today, and by 1:30 some 89 scholastic boys and girls teams had started to head home. However, before we could take a breath or exhale, there were another 30 teams showing up for their first games. The Super Grand Masters (50+), the Ultra Grand Masters (55+), and the Past Masters (60+) all kicked off their week with games.
Wednesday August 3, 2016 3:00PM
from the Onondaga Redhawks

from Mike Powell / Powell Lacrosse
The early Sunday morning mist was hanging heavy and thick over the glassy and steady flowing waters of the Beaverkill River in Roscoe, NY. I could feel the cool water pressing hard against the legs of my waders as I stood waste deep in one of the most famous trout holding zones in the east, Junction Pool – where the Beaverkill meets Willowemoc Creek. The water rolls and swirls there as the two flowing waterways converge and create an absolutely ideal environment for fish both young and old.

from Capital District Lax
School: Ballston Spa
Graduating Class: 2018
Position: Defense/LSM

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from Casey Vock / Lake Placid Lacrosse
One of those rivalries will see a new chapter added on Wednesday as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes National High School Team will meet SweetLax, a Rochester-based program, in the finale of the Boys 2017/2018 Gold division. It’s yet another matchup of two programs that have met for several championships in numerous divisions in recent years at the Summit Classic, including in last year’s Boys 2016/2017 Gold title game.

from Major League Lacrosse
Pinney played collegiate lacrosse at Cornell University during the early 60s and has focused on giving back to the sport throughout his life. Pinney is a commercial farmer who has supported lacrosse by dedicating a portion of his land to playing fields for recreation and club teams. Through his efforts, he has helped youth and adult leagues in New England continue to play the sport of lacrosse.

from NLL.com
“We’re kind of getting to know each other and what we discovered today is we have a lot of common interests — common interests in growing the game and making the sport bigger and better for players and all the constituents,” said Nick Sakiewicz, who took over as the NLL Commissioner in January.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Work will begin next year to build four fields off Lakeshore Boulevard that would accommodate sports such as soccer and lacrosse. The new complex, slated to be completed by spring of 2018, will help meet the growing demand for athletic fields in Irondequoit, officials said.

from Clarkson University Athletics
The Clarkson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Mallory Fisher (Potsdam) as the new top assistant coach for the Golden Knights' Women's Lacrosse program. Fisher, a four-year player for the Golden Knights, replaces Katie VanDeValk, who served as the team's assistant for the last three seasons.

from Utica College Athletics
The Utica College women's lacrosse team will host its annual alumni game on Sept. 24th at 10 a.m. on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Contact women's lacrosse coach Kristin St. Hilaire for details: kmsthilaire@utica.edu

from LaxPower
The inductees are Bud Beardmore (Hobart, Virginia, Maryland), Henry Ciccarone Sr. (Johns Hopkins), Paul Doherty (Adelphi), Howdy Myers (Johns Hopkins, Hofstra), Renzie Lamb (Williams), Jerry Schmidt (Hobart, Navy, Princeton), Willie Scroggs (North Carolina), Tony Seaman (C.W. Post, Penn, Johns Hopkins, Towson)

from Inside Lacrosse
Shootout for Soldiers is in the midst of taking the 24-hour lacrosse event to eight different cities to raise funds for veterans. This summer it passed $1 million for funds raised to help our vets. But now the event needs your help after the RV in which the staff was traveling caught fire in Utah en route from Colorado to California. The staff is OK, but the costs to get them to the next event and then home add up.

from Inside Lacrosse
This Saturday in Boston, Casey Powell will play his final Major League Lacrosse game. The legend is set to retire after more than a dozen seasons in the league to join the coaching ranks at Jacksonville University. Inside Lacrosse MLL writers Kyle Devitte and Chris Rosenthall discuss the legend’s career, and the legacy he leaves for them and the league.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Atlanta Blaze beat the Ohio Machine, 14 to 10 on Saturday night. This was a huge statement game for the Blaze that made a coaching change last Wednesday, promoting Associate Head Coach David Huntley to Head Coach for the reminder of the season. The Blaze also picked up Rochester Knighthawk's Stephen Keogh earlier in the week and he made an impact on the win over the Machine.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed Adam Bomberry to a two-year deal. Bomberry was the 16th overall selection in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, following an outstanding showing at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
The 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament is under way, with scholastic games starting Monday morning and champions being crowned on Wednesday. Day One was cloudy from start to finish, with some periods of steady rain broken up by a drizzle ranging from light to heavy.
Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15AM

from Lacrosse Magazine
Long Island defeated Boston 13-8 to capture the inaugural UWLX championship Sunday at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field. Photos by John Strohsacker.

from Syracuse Ayhletics
Former Syracuse standouts Katie Rowan '09, Becca Block '13 and Halle Majorana '16 helped the Long Island Sound defeat the Boston Storm, 13-8, in the United Women's Lacrosse League's (UWLX) first-ever championship game on Sunday, July 31. The semifinals and finals were played at Homewood Field in Baltimore, culminating the league's inaugural season.

from Syracuse.com
In a span of time ago that reaches back two decades but that seems like just a few blinks past, Kelly and Kristen Taylor used to be energetic mascots of Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Casey Powell was at Session III of the Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational wearing the green of Jacksonville University. At one of Powell's first events recruiting high school players, IL caught up with him about his upcoming final MLL games, hitting the ground running as a coach at Jacksonville and more.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is accepting applications for its National Diversity Grant Program, which provides resources to local groups and organizations to support projects and events that promote lacrosse opportunities among non-traditional participants.

Six different grant categories, with slightly differing goals and qualifications, are available: Girls’ Initiative, Urban Outreach, Community Impact, Event Support, Disability Access, and BRIDGE.
Monday August 1, 2016 9:30AM
from CollegeCrosse.com
Leading point getting Edwards returns for his senior year, as is rising junior Connor Kearnan, who led the team with 23 goals. Rising junior Steven Coss took the majority of faceoffs last season, and rising junior goalie Liam Ganzhorn started 11 games.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Kayla Treanor led the Storm with four goals and one assist in the inaugural UWLX championship.

from SportsFive.net
In Section Five, Pittsford has already announced their intention to move from Class B to Class A and so: