July 2016
Sunday July 31, 2016 10:00AM
from MPNnow.com
Five years after her concussion, Victor senior Allie Kem will host a fundraiser to benefit the Brain Injury Association of New York State.Five years after her concussion, Victor senior Allie Kem will host a fundraiser to benefit the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

Five years after her concussion, Victor senior Allie Kem will host a fundraiser to benefit the Brain Injury Association of New York State.Victor senior Allie Kem, pictured here in the eighth grade, suffered a concussion in 2012 while playing lacrosse.Five years after her concussion, Victor senior Allie Kem is hosting an upcoming clambake to raise funds to help others who also have suffered brain injuries.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers defeated the Florida Launch, 14 to 9 on Saturday evening in Boca Raton, FL. The Rattlers needed this win to stay alive in the playoff hunt and also needed help from the other MLL teams. At the end of the night, all the scenarios feel into place, keeping the Rattlers playoff hopes alive.

from CBS12.com
Casey Powell (Carthage) is a true lacrosse legend, and Palm Beach County lacrosse fans have been lucky enough to witness the final three seasons of one of the best players lacrosse has ever seen. Saturday night's Florida Launch game was the 40 year old's final home game in the Major Lacrosse League.

from CNYCentral.com
The 15th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament has continued to grow since its 2002 inception.

John Pepper, a former student at West Genesee High School, was killed in a vehicle accident in 2001. That's when John's father, Dick Pepper, helped organize a tournament in his son's name. Dick is currently a lacrosse referee in the area.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The time is now. The first-ever inaugural United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) champion will be crowned Sunday on historic Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University. In just one year, an idea was put into action with women leading the way since day one. Women's lacrosse was leveled with men's, and the opportunity to finally play professionally was seized.

Gallery: Long Island vs. Philadelphia (UWLX Semis)

from Inside Lacrosse
Players from Niskayuna, CBA, and Victor - and going to Colgate, Siena, Syracuse, Cornell, and Marist highlighted.

from Capital District Lax
The Committed Academy is an invite-only, three-day developmental camp featuring committed Division I players in the classes of 2016 and 2017 and is designed to provide players with the skill set to prepare them for college life on and off the field. Participating players are divided into teams representing the conference of the school which they have committed to. Following are the event’s team names, conferences represented, participating Capital District players, and their high schools.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Brooks School (MA) 2018 attack Teagan Canning has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.
Saturday July 30, 2016 10:30AM
from Hal Schulman Films
Follow the 2016 Jamesville Dewitt High School Lacrosse Team season. Documentary by Hal Schulman with Music by Logan LaTray.

from Ohio St. Athletics
Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville) has joined the Ohio State men’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach, Nick Myers, the Buckeyes’ head coach, announced. Bulken, an All-American at Le Moyne who played in the MLL, spent the last two seasons as the volunteer coach at Virginia, working with the faceoff specialists.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Some Frontier League boys lacrosse teams will face off against new competition, while others will bid farewell to old rivals, when postseason play begins next season, with the introduction of four classes for the sport across the state.

from The Corning Leader
A weekend commemorating lacrosse's golden anniversary in and around the Crystal City commenced Friday with youth clinics and a pair of alumni lacrosse games at Memorial Stadium.

from the Baltimore Sun
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that mandates gender equity in college sports, is remarkable for the breadth of its impact. It has, in women's lacrosse, yielded scholarships for student-athletes, an NCAA-recognized championship, hours of live TV programming and ever more participants by the year.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The job may seem simple: win the faceoff. But the Boston Cannons' Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) explains there's a lot to consider if you want to have success.

from Inside Lacrosse
Nick DiPietro, D, Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.), Syracuse; Hoyt McCuin, M, Tilton School (N.H.), Albany; Jacob Walthour, LSM, Columbia H.S., Syracuse

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Agnes Irwin School (PA) 2018 midfield Annie Hepburn has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at United States Military Academy at West Point.

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from Syracuse.com
As someone who played three seasons for Baldwinsville girls lacrosse coach Doug Rowe, Megan Collins can appreciate all the work that goes into running a program as successful as the Bees. Now, Collins has a chance to build upon what Rowe helped create.

Collins, 24, has been named as the Bees new head coach, replacing the man who coached her.

from Syracuse.com
Doug Rowe had spent a lifetime in various get-ups of Baldwinsville red. Now, the wardrobe of the former varsity girls lacrosse coach of the Bees took a radical turn toward orange and black.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
The fraternity and sorority of iconic players that have participated in the annual Summit Lacrosse Classic will grow by three on August 4 with the inductions of Bill Bergan, Andy LeMire O’Connor and Brent Riley. The award ceremony is set for 6 PM at the Sugar Shakers Tent, located at the North Elba Athletic Fields off Route 73 outside Lake Placid.

from US Lacrosse
The United Women’s Lacrosse League gives the world’s best female lacrosse players the opportunity to stay in the game and play post-collegiate, professional lacrosse.

from the Rochester Rattlers
This will be the first and only match-up between the Rattlers and Launch for the 2016 season.
Friday July 29, 2016 3:00PM
from the Colorado Mammoth

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from Jacksonville University Athletics
What happens when one of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of men's lacrosse takes on its best goalkeeper? And how is the rivalry angled, when off-the-field, the two share a friendship and working relationship as coach and first assistant?

from Monsters Girls Elite Lacrosse
The Monster Girls Elite Club traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the Harvard Summer Splash. With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, the Monsters went on an 18 and 0 run within 4 divisions of pool play. Then after blistering through the semi finals in Bracket play, it was time for each team to play in the Championship games.

from Lax Dreams Lacrosse
The August 8th clinic will be held at McKinney Park and feature Horseheads native Nate Watkins and Penn Yan native Brett Queener.

from GoDucks.com
Block arrives in Eugene to familiar faces, having played with both Dowd and assistant coach Michelle Tumolo on the U.S. National Team. The three new Oregon coaches have tasted success together both with the national team and in 2012 at Syracuse when the Orange reached the title game with Dowd on staff as an assistant.

from the Denver Outlaws
The Denver Outlaws (7-6) remained alive in the playoff hunt by winning their fifth consecutive game, defeating the Rochester Rattlers (6-6) by a score of 12-10 at Aquinas’ Wegmans Sports Complex in Rochester, N.Y.

from WBNG-TV
On Monday, Kevin McKeown was introduced as the new head coach of the Binghamton University men's lacrosse program. The former Bearcat standout netminder - who still holds school records for goals against average, saves, save percentage, and wins - has a lot of work on his plate to turn around a team that is a combined 8-19 over the last two seasons. Just four days into his tenure, he knows there are two key areas he must focus on first.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Photos from the field.

from Capital District Lax
On Thursday July 28, the 2016 Mohawk Lacrosse Club Championship Game was held at RPI with Castleton defeating Slingerlands by a score of 14-7.

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from LaxPower
The United Women's Lacrosse League began with a vision, which included growing the sport of lacrosse and providing women an opportunity to play professionally. So far, the league can put a checkmark next to both categories. Not only is the UWLX providing opportunities for current players, but it's also serving the younger generation.

from the Buffalo News
No one expected John Tavares of the Buffalo Bandits to have a long wait to join the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. He took the next-to-last step toward that status on Thursday. Tavares has been named one of five finalists for the Class of 2016 ballot.

from Lacrosse Magazine
To intercept, or not intercept – that is the question. With the vastly improved stick skills in today's game, it has become increasingly common for teams to have a designated feeder behind the cage. Think Brooke Griffin for Maryland or Alyssa Murray for Syracuse.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Three former Binghamton men's lacrosse players are participating in the 2016 European Lacrosse Championship, beginning this week. Eric Fischer (Israel), Drew Wichmann (Ireland), and Tom Wilmot (Italy) will represent their countries at this year's ten-day tournament, held in Budapest, Hungary.

from Lake Placid Lax
Phase 1 (online) of the Individual Player Registration session has closed as of 9am EST, July 28, 2016. If you did not complete online, not to worry.

from Inside Lacrosse
Annually, the FCA Lacrosse Ministry swings by prior to the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic to let us get a look at what gear they'll be playing in when they head upstate. Check out the Under Armour gear from Lacrosse Unlimited and FCA's Cascade R with Zima Gear decals.

from Syracuse.com
High School girls lacrosse in New York is moving to four classifications for 2017, just like the boys. But the girls divided up their participating schools differently than the boys.
Thursday July 28, 2016 10:15AM
from NunesMagician.com
Like the Gait brothers before them and the Thompson family after them, the Powell brothers defined a significant period of lacrosse for a generation. This Saturday, Casey Powell will take the field for his final Major League Lacrosse contest. While Casey was recently named as an assistant coach for the Jacksonville Dolphins, his final MLL game will be the ending of an era in the field game.

from MyTwinTiers.com
On Friday, an alumni game between both boys and girls teams will take place followed by a reception. On Saturday, a dinner is scheduled and the night will be finished by a guest speaker series of former Corning lacrosse players and coaches. A few tickets still remain, but are very limited.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Gaffer Elite Lacrosse - September 11 - Big Flats NY

from Indian Country Today
Tsieboo Herne, one of the athletes in the documentary, has gone on to play lacrosse at SUNY Canton since the film’s release. She’s studying health fitness, nutrition, and diversity communications, and is expected to graduate in 2020. She recently spoke with Indian Country Today Media Network about college and what it was like to be in such an emotional film.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The University at Albany has announced that it will induct Bob Ford, Michelle Simpson, Casey Halloran, Kevin Rae, Luke Daquino, and the 2003 men’s lacrosse team into the Athletics Hall of Fame this coming fall.

from the Rochester Rattlers
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. This week we asked one of our goal keepers, Jason LaShomb a few questions:

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from Cornell Athletics
Two-time All-American Jordan Stevens '15 has joined the Cornell men's lacrosse staff as assistant coach and defensive coordinator it was announced today by Matt Kerwick, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse. Stevens replaces Chris Kivlen, who accepted the head coaching position at Queens University in May.

from LaxPower
The IWLCA has named 276 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA as IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads for the 2015-1016 academic year. In order to qualify for this prestigious honor, teams must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the year.

from North Country Now
A talented group of first- and second-grade boys lacrosse players from the North Country were able to dominate every tournament they entered this summer, from the Watertown area to one near Rochester, and remarkably never lost a game.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2016 NLL Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 26 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Watch live on NLL.com starting at 7 p.m. ET as the league welcomes its newest crop of rookies ahead of the 2017 season.

from SportsFive.net
Brighton rising junior attackman Brady McDermott and Geneva rising sophomore midfielder Sam Miller recently announced where they plan to play college lacrosse.

from LaxAll-Stars.com
The Behind The Back pass/shot when executed to perfection is the most beautiful thing to witness. Seeing the likes of John Grant Jr. fling a BTB on a rope to someones ear on the run is not only impressive, but a thing of art. Most of the time the BTB is seen as flashy, but there are plenty of opportunities in the game when it is the smart play to let it fly over the shoulder. Here’s a few hints and tips on how to properly execute a beautiful BTB.

from US Lacrosse
You’re hearing it. The message is getting through to parents – Multi-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Ooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why?
Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Two of three Section III high school boys lacrosse champions from this past season including one team that won a state title will play in new classifications next season. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association approved on Tuesday the breakdown that accommodates the addition of a fourth classification.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
We begin our Lake Placid Summit coverage with its own dedicated page. Lake Placid Tournament news will be posted here at JustLacrosse Upstate and also on the dedicated page, as well as the latest tweets from @lakeplacidlax.

from CNYHomepage.com
The Herkimer College Generals recently suspended their women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis programs. We sat down with Herkimer College Athletic Director, Donald Dutcher, who explained the reason for the suspensions.

from Cornell Athletics
Bill Olin (Horsedheads), who spent the last three seasons building the Capital University Division III men's lacrosse program from the ground up, has been named assistant coach for the Cornell women's lacrosse program. Olin replaces Suzie Friedrich, who stepped down after eight seasons on head coach Jenny Graap's staff to pursue other interests.

from the Rochester Rattlers
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. This week we asked our starting attack man, Ned Crotty a few questions:

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Photo day at the Knighthawks Under Armour Lacrosse Camp for girls.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Sherwood (OR) 2018 defenseman Zane Sands has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.

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from Syracuse.com
A highly popular Central New York summer boys lacrosse event that has been around for nearly the entire millennium will continue its legacy this weekend. The 15th annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational takes place on Saturday and Sunday at West Genesee Senior High School.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Blaze Lacrosse - August 16 & 18 - Gates NY

Sweetlax Lacrosse - August 16-20 - Four locations

Common Goal Lacrosse - September 17 - Gates NY

from NunesMagician.com
The two rosters feature ten former Syracuse Orange players including two current SU women's coaches in Regy Thorpe and Gary Gait. Thorpe, the 1991 Defenseman of the Year while at Herkimer Junior College, was an All-American on the 1993 National Championship team at SU and is currently an assistant coach on the women's side. His son, Gale Thorpe, is a currently on the men's team.

from Powell Lacrosse
After the filming of episode one of Pathfinder’s I decided to make a return trip to Montana so I could spend time at Kevin Flynn’s family camp on the edge of Glacier National Park. If you had a chance to watch Pathfinders you know how passionate Kevin is about growing lacrosse and growing it properly. He spends his a great deal of time introducing lacrosse to new communities all over the state and beyond. I figured it would be a cool idea to take the concept one step further and a bit more literal.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Like many awards, it's a goal scorer's trophy to lose. Comparing rookies to each other has its inherent traps -- especially when using goals and assists as the main criteria. Those who bow out of the NCAA tournament earlier than others have a head-start; those on less talented Major League Lacrosse teams have extra touches for tallying those points that make voters drool.

from ConnectLax

Tuesday July 26, 2016 9:55AM
from IMLCA / LaxPower
Twenty-six student-athletes, representing 14 schools, have been named the inaugural IMLCA Division III All-Americans.

from The Lacrosse Network

from Capital District Lax
The Adirondack (ADK) Summer Lacrosse League has served players of the Capital District for over thirty years. On Monday July 25, ADK crowned its’ 2016 champions.

from FCA Northeast
If these words of Dr. Billy Graham hold true: “One coach will impact more young people in one year than the average person does in a lifetime,” then FCA’s lacrosse coaches are having a huge impact on a lot of youth in the Northeast Region of our country.

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from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Kevin McKeown (Mc-CUE-en) was introduced as Binghamton University's men's lacrosse coach at a press conference Monday afternoon. McKeown graduated from BU in 2006 and then served as an assistant coach and interim head coach for the Bearcats.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Go behind the scenes, in the locker room and at the hotel with the U.S. men's national under-19 team as it continues play at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Inside Lacrosse
Common Goal won the 2019 championship 18-2 over Top Side Snipers behind the stellar play of Northwestern commit Erin Coykendall. Coykendall was the offensive spark for Common Goal, recording four goals and five assists to be named MVP.

from Queener Lax

from Syracuse.com
JustLacrosse Editior's note - Before most every school installed artificial turf, Solvay's used to be the busiest lacrosse stadium at a school with no lacrosse team. Thanks!

The field includes markings for lacrosse, even though Solvay does not field lacrosse teams. The school occasionally rents out its field for practice or games for other schools.

from DurhamRegion.com
Teat scored just 14 seconds into sudden-death double overtime to lift the Brampton Excelsiors to a 14-13 win at Iroquois Park Sports Centre on Friday, July 22, spelling the end for the Warriors. Teat ended up with three goals and 10 points in the game and an astounding 34 points in the series, which was won by Brampton 3-1.

from The Hamburg Sun
The duo from Hamburg was able to accomplish something incredibly special in their final years of eligibility for the Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team. Each pregame hug in the postseason was followed by a Le Moyne win, including an 8-4 victory over Limestone College May 29 to win the national championship and cap a 20-0 season.

from Capital Men's Lacrosse
Bill Olin (Horseheads) will step down as head coach of Capital University Men's Lacrosse in order to pursue an opportunity to be a top assistant for a nationally-ranked NCAA Division I women's lacrosse program. His departure is effective immediately, and a national search will be to find the next leader of Capital Men's Lacrosse.

Olin has accepted a position with women's lacrosse national powerhouse and defending Ivy League Tournament champion Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.). He will assume the role of the program's top assistant under head coach Jenny Graap, who has led the Big Red to a 180-120 record while at Cornell and has a plethora of accomplishments to her name.
Monday July 25, 2016 10:25AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Flashback to 1974 and Jim Croce’s title song from the posthumous album that featured his greatest hits, songs like “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Time in a Bottle,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Operator,” and “I Got a Name.” I was in middle school when Croce died in a plane crash, and when my friends were listening to disco and hard rock in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, I was spending a lot of quality time with Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Billy Joel, and Harry Chapin.

“Photographs and Memories” was running through my head all this past week, as I spent hours and hours cleaning out not only Brian’s bedroom, but stacks and baskets and bags and boxes of Brian and Eric’s belongings that have been piling up in the basement.

It was time.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Back on June 18th, the Rattlers squared off against the Denver Outlaws. Rochester won 19 to 11. Jordan Wolf scored six goals and four assists in the win. Both Jeremy Boltus and Jordan MacIntosh scored four goals and one assist a piece. John Galloway made seventeen saves in the win.

from Captial District Lax

Sunday July 24, 2016 8:00PM
from Hartwick Athletics
Hartwick College Athletics is grieving the loss of longtime head men's lacrosse coach, Bill Bjorness, who died unexpectedly earlier this week. He was 53 years old.

Bjorness served as the Hawks' head coach from 1999-2014 and is one of only two coaches in the history of the program to amass over 100 victories. He would lead his teams to seven ECAC Tournament appearances and two Empire 8 playoff berths.

from the Raochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers fell to the New York Lizards, 16 to 15 in an overtime thriller. The largest crowd thus far this 2016 season at Wegman's Sports Complex was witness to a great MLL match-up that lived up to all of the hype.

Lacrosse Magazine Report w/video of game winner

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour© Youth Lacrosse Camp for girls is set for Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28 at Victor Dryer Road Park. The camp will have a world class group of instructors which will be headlined by Rochester Knighthawks veteran forward Joe Walters and transition man/defenseman Brad Gillies.

from John Moriello / NewYorkSportsWriters.org
Stories about how young lacrosse players announce college commitments at such early ages has been done before, but Newsday wrote about the subject this week better than just about anyone -- beginning with a telling quote from Duke men's coach John Danowski.

"I miss the days when we only talked to juniors and seniors," Danowski told the paper. "Coaches are like businessmen, always looking for an edge, a competitive advantage."
Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Bill Bjorness, longtime coach at the high school, Division III and international level, died unexpectedly this week. The New York native and member of the Rochester Institute of Technology's Athletics Hall of Fame was found in his apartment in Florida on Friday, with authorities indicating that he died of natural causes. He was 53 years old.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
Four UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni are playing in Lake Placid for a great cause and are asking for your support for the Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund.

Jimmy Haugen of the UAlbany class of 2014 and Matt Carrello, Kevin Glueckert and Anthony Ostrander of the UAlbany class of 2013 with compete with Team Army Ranger in the annual Lake Placid Summit Classic in support of the Lead the Way Fund.

from 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading lacrosse services company, is pleased to announce the formation of 3d Upstate, a Rochester-based market designation that will offer Select teams, high-level training, box immersion and other skill development opportunities to youth and scholastic players in Rochester and throughout Upstate New York.

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from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, plans to deliver the League’s first ever Legends Alumni Game event at the 2016 Lake Placid Summit Classic. The inaugural event will take place at North Elba Athletic Field #1 Friday, August 5, at 6 p.m. EST, as part of the Lake Placid Summit Classic tournament festivities. The event is free to the public. The game broadcast will also be made available on LAX Sports Network at 7 p.m.

from Capital District Lax
A 2008 Graduate of Guilderland High School, Aaron Cahill ranks 24th in career points in the 37 years of the program’s history. While at Guilderland, Cahill was a two-time member of the Empire State Games Adirondack region lacrosse team, and was selected to the 2008 US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase. Following high school, Cahill attended Onondaga Community College where the team won the 2009 NJCAA Championship. Cahill then moved on to LeMoyne, where he was a three year letter winner, and two year co-captain. Cahill’s college career was capped with LeMoyne winning the 2013 NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

from
The National Lacrosse League has announced the official order of selection for the 2016 NLL Draft along with compensatory draft picks awarded to teams ahead of the 2017 season.

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
Tru Lax Syracuse, the first New York partner of Speed Lacrosse, introduces Speed Lacrosse to Baldwinsville laxers on Thursday, July 21, at Durgee Jr. High. 2 goals, a 15 second Rip Shot penalty, man-up, and an intercepted pass, all in 1:07

from Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
The boys in our campus residential program have made friends with the Marist College Men’s Lacrosse team. The friendship began in October 2015, that’s when the team started weekly visits to the Children’s Home.

from The IMLCA
“It is an honor for the IMLCA to introduce the inaugural IMLCA All-Region teams,” said Paul Cantabene, chair of the IMLCA Division III Advisory Committee and coach at Stevenson University. “With the continued growth of Division III lacrosse, this important program expands the opportunities to promote the great players who compete across the country.” The All-Region teams were identified based on the All-Conference teams associated with all conferences sponsoring lacrosse.

from Syracuse.com
Scores of the most talented high school girls lacrosse players in the region will take to the West Genesee High School fields this weekend for the annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational. The action-packed, two-day spectacle kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with Varsity Division play and wraps up in the late afternoon Sunday, with the JV Division, Modified Division, and 5th/6th grade Division playing out their contests.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the second straight year, the Rochester Knighthawks will have two first-round picks in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Knighthawks currently hold the sixth and seventh overall picks in this year’s draft.
Friday July 22, 2016 9:30AM

from The Empire 8 Conference
“The Presidents of the Colleges within the Empire 8 Athletic Conference voted unanimously to extend this invitation to The Sage Colleges,” said Dr. Margaret Drugovich, Hartwick College President and Chair of the Empire 8 President’s Council. “Our confidence is well earned - their athletic director Danielle Drews and President Susan Scrimshaw impressed us with their commitment to membership in the Empire 8 as well as their commitment to the transformative experience of Division III athletics. My presidential colleagues and I welcome them, their scholar-athletes, and their Sage colleagues to the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.”

from the Democrat & Chronicle
When the Rochester Rattlers opened the season with three straight losses, they weren’t worried. “We knew the type of talent we had,” veteran goalie John Galloway said.

from WBNG
McKeown knows the program and the area well despite spending the past two seasons at Bellarmine University in Kentucky. As McKeown makes his way back to the Southern Tier, he had this to say about his excitement for the position, and his goals for the program.

from CNYCentral.com

from 7 News sports anchor Mel Busler / WWNYTV.com

from Oswego County Today
The city of Fulton Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting Youth Box Lacrosse Program every Thursday evening during the month of August.

from the Baltimore Sun
Navy's success on the lacrosse field has resulted in a contract extension for head coach Rick Sowell (Horseheads). Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk confirmed on Thursday that he has added another four years to Sowell's original contract, which had one year remaining. Gladchuk did not disclose specific terms of the new deal, which keeps Sowell in Annapolis through 2021.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed transition player Matthew Bennett and forward Tyler Ferreira to two-year contracts and transition player Nick Weiss to a one-year deal.

from Powell Lacrosse
Montana is often times referred to as the last best place in the world because of its undisturbed landscape. Episode 1 of our Pathfinders series documents the pavement pounding efforts of Kevin Flynn and an emotional trip through the Big Sky. The game is alive and well under the big sky.

from LaxPower
Madeline Wnuk, Buffalo, N.Y.
Midfield, St. Mary's High School
Club Team: Stampede
Athletic Awards: Varsity lacrosse rookie of the year 2013; Varsity lacrosse offensive player of the year 2014; Varsity lacrosse MVP 2015; Varsity lacrosse MVP 2016

from ConnectLax

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00PM
from the Rochester Rattlers
Rochester lost the first battle against the Lizards on April 23rd (16 to 19). Jordan Wolf led the Rattlers with five goals and one assist in that game. Jason LaShomb and John Galloway combined for 13 saves in the game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks

from Lacrosse Magazine
Bowen was a leader on the offense against Long Island while Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo had three points apiece in the win over Boston. They will have to step up again in the playoffs.

from the Baltimore Sun
The measure – first adopted by the IWLCA in August before getting similar backing from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) in December – has been endorsed by 75 percent of the coaching membership on both sides, including the very coaches who are skirting the rules to scoop up young, blue-chip talent.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"The front office did a god job of getting the right pieces in place," he said. "This will be the first season here I'll be close to playing a full season. I really don't think about (individual awards). The reason I play is to just win championships. Some guys are in it to be the best player in the league. That's fine. I just want to be on a team that wins. That's why the past few seasons have been tough. We don't like to lose."

from Syracuse.com
Several Section III alumni are among the 105 players invited to participate in tryouts for the U.S. women's national lacrosse team. The three-day tryout is Aug. 5-7 in Sparks, Md. The team will be cut down to 36 players, then 18 that will represent the U.S. at the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup in England.

from the NCAA
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved changing three-second violations back to major fouls for the 2017 women’s lacrosse season. The new rule, which was passed during the panel’s conference call on Wednesday, also tweaks how the penalty is administered. Now, the free position for a three-second violation will be administered at the spot of the ball. If the three-second call is made while the ball is in the 8-meter arc, an 8-meter free position will be administered.
Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:25PM
from the Buffalo News
Group photo and short bio's.

from the Buffalo News
Rundown of all awards and All-Star teams for the Buffalo area.

from Providence College Athletics
While at [SUNY] Binghamton, Francis served as the program’s recruiting coordinator, defensive coordinator and face-off coordinator. He helped develop and mentor 12 All-Conference selections during his tenure. Francis also helped the Bearcats earn a No. 2 seed in the America East Tournament in 2014. It marked the program’s first appearance in the league’s conference tournament since 2011, and highest seed in the tournament since 2004.

from ConnectLax

from Sweetlax Lacrosse
Congratulations to the Sweetlax Summer Teams on a great Summer season! The teams competed in competitive tournaments in the Northeast and resulted in wins in Stowe, Battle of Baltimore, King of the Hill, Sweetlax Invitational and Lake Placid Youth Summit. Director of Recruiting, Kevin Martin added "I am very proud of the work our athletes have put in. The dedication they give both their town team program and Sweetlax has resulted in them developing as not only athletes but young men, I am looking forward to the Fall already!"

from Lake Placid Lax
We are pleased to announce the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic will be back again for Round #2 in 2017. The dates are June 26-28, 2017. Once again, a Monday through Wednesday. We will have more information coming your way over the next couple of months. Registration will open in October.

from The Auburn Citizen
Maddy Locastro radiates "all-American girl" with big blue eyes, freckles and a beautiful smile. Recently graduating number one in her class at Marcellus Senior High School, she was named Academic All-American in one of her two sports, lacrosse, which she played throughout her four years.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Rattlers
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. This week we asked our attackman, Dhane Smith some questions:

from the Buffalo Bandits
Pegula Sports and Entertainment today announced the creation of the MY ONE BUFFALO mobile application, which will debut in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills’ home opener on Sept. 15.

The mobile app, developed by SKIDATA, will allow fans to stay connected to the Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and HARBORCENTER events at all times. My One Buffalo will change the way fans interact with their favorite teams and will revolutionize the in-person and at-home game-day experiences.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Photos from Victor Dryer Road Park (July 19, 2016).

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
The College of St. Rose Lacrosse Program will be offering a prospect showcase on Friday July 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Plumeri Sports Complex, 15 Frisbee Ave., Albany NY.

from TopLaxRecuits.com
First-day standings at Brine National Lacrosse Championships at River City Sportsplex, Midlothian, VA.

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from Tru Lax Syracuse / Speed Lacrosse
ORLANDO, Florida, July 8, 2016 – SPEED Lacrosse™ is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate, Tru Lax Syracuse, marking the first SPEED Partner Club in the state of New York. The partnership highlights Tru Lax’s commitment to quality lacrosse instruction and player development and will officially commence with a SPEED Lacrosse tournament on Saturday, August 13 at Liverpool High School. Registration information is available at www.trulax.siplay.com or www.tru-lax.com

from Siena Athletics
Siena women's lacrosse senior Briana Sirianni (Saratoga Springs) played with team USAAI (USA Athletes International). This was a 10-day trip that included games and sightseeing.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse University Lacrosse Coach John Desko and Onondaga Nation Tadodaho Sidney Hill will join former lacrosse players and local celebrities for the first-ever Onondaga Redhawks Celebrity Shootout.

from LaxPower
Pfeiffer VP for Athletics Bob Reasso has announced the hiring of Scott Nelson to guide the men's lacrosse team. Nelson most recently led the program at Binghamton University and won three Division III national championships as a coach at Nazareth College.

from the Buffalo News
After spending about eight years in the professional soccer business, Ashley Dabb recently was named Chief Marketing Officer for the National Lacrosse League.
Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:25AM
from CNYCentral.com
The next generation of local lacrosse players met in DeWitt on Saturday. The 10th-annual Jamesville-DeWitt King of the Hill Lacrosse Tournament hosted both players and families alike, which saw the teams compete in a guaranteed three games throughout the day.

from the Buffalo News
Group photo and short bio's.

from the Buffalo News
Section 6 rundown of all awards and All-Star teams for the Buffalo area.

from NunesMagician.com
The goaltender position, in any sport, is a unique one, somewhat similar to the pitching position pitchers in baseball. Goalies are weird people, I grew up as a goalie so I can say that. Most are creatures of habit who rely on routine. When you start switching up goalies you disrupt that rhythm and risk creating a head case out of your goalie.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks kicked off their second Under Armour© Lacrosse Camp of the summer today at Victor Dyer Road Park. The camp, which runs from Monday through Thursday, is under the direction of Knighthawks players Brad Gillies and Joe Walters.

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from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
Binghamton University Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott has announced the hiring of Kevin McKeown as men's lacrosse coach. McKeown is a 2006 graduate of Binghamton and a member of the University's Athletics Hall of Fame.

from Cornell Athletics
Joe Boulukos '06, Men's Lacrosse
A three-time All-American for the Big Red, Boulukos earned a first-team selection as a senior after being named to the second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore. He became the first Big Red player in nearly a decade to earn one of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's major awards, as he was selected as the co-winner of the 2006 Lt. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation's top midfielder.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men's professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced it has officially relocated its corporate headquarters from New York, NY to the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken, PA.

from the Rochester Rattlers
"The Don Litzelman Foundation sincerely thanks the Rochester Rattlers Organization and goalie John Galloway for an outstanding fund raiser yesterday after their exciting win over Charlotte."

from Major League Lacrosse
Lax Sports Network, a broadcasting partner of Major League Lacrosse, announced that the network is working with New York Lizards midfielder Paul Rabil to stream the New York Lizards vs. Rochester Rattlers MLL game on Facebook Live API, according to Chief Operating Officer Rob Wallace. The game will be played at Wegman's Stadium on July 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST. The game will be streamed both on Lax Sports Network and Paul Rabil's Facebook page.

from MPNnow.com
Taryn Millerd
Millerd was selected as the female Athlete of the Year in 2006. She participated in four years of varsity lacrosse and is presently second in career goals with 122, fourth in career assists with 43, third in total points with 165, and first in career ground balls with 301.

from NYSSWA.org
But the statistic that stands out above all others is this:

After registering points in a record 11 events last year, Shenendehowa scored in 10 this time. But six of them were sports in which the Plainsmen did not score in the 2014-15 school year. That means they've put up points in an amazing 17 different sports over two years.

from US Lacrosse
Bernhardt, a recent graduate of Lake Brantley (Fla.) High School headed to the University of Maryland, was Team USA’s top scoring midfield with 15 points (10g, 5a). His goal with 2:34 remaining in the gold medal game against Canada tied the score 12-12, setting the stage for Ryan Conrad’s game-winning goal with eight seconds remaining. Bernhardt’s older brother, Jesse, was a member of the 2014 U.S. men’s senior team.
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from Inside Lacrosse
To be honest, and if you’ll allow me a moment of Canadian pride and bias, I really am still trying to figure out how the Americans actually won that game. Like many, I’m still in shock. However, when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, there are some very telling signs that gave the USA their eighth consecutive FIL U19 title, denying the Canadians their first ever U19 crown and at the same time, stopped the Canadian run of FIL/WILC supremacy over the past few tournaments.

from Inside Lacrosse
Tehoka Nanticoke, Attack, Iroquois Nationals - FIL U-19 Best Attackman; All Tournament Team

The Albany commitment led the Nationals to a bronze medal, scoring 31 points on nine assists and 22 goals, many scored in jaw-dropping fashion. Meeting him in person, his size and physicality is apparent. He’s a master of the NBA power forward lean, and his boxla stick skills set him up as possibly the next John Grant Jr., an indoor/outdoor dual threat. He also proved he can be clutch, putting up four goals in a tight 14-11 loss to Canada in the semifinals. Looking into the future, Nanticoke looks perfect for running X attack in Albany coach Scott Marr’s offense.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Goalie Willie Klan: Team USA 13, Canada 12
U.S. under-19 men's national team goalie Willie Klan (Penfield/Syracuse) talks about his five fourth-quarter saves and winning gold at the FIL U19 Men's World Championship.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Gaffer Elite 2018 capped a perfect 20-0 season today by defeating HEADstrong L.C. (PA), 6-1, for the Heritage Lacrosse Patriot Games division championship at Turk Park.

Six different players scored as Gaffer, from Upstate New York, tallied the final four goals of the games to pull away. Gaffer outscored its foes, 32-12, but fought hard for its 5-4 semifinal win over Quiet Storm.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In one of the most interesting lacrosse headlines of the summer, one that I suspect fell under the radar of most lacrosse followers, Brian Holman was named the new head coach of the University of UTAH’s men’s club team. Even more interesting, new assistant coaches were also named – Brian’s son Marcus, a former UNC All-American and Team USA attackman and current star in the MLL, and fellow MLL standout Will Manny, who was an All-American at UMass.

from MPNnow.com
So you watched a lacrosse game and thought it was cool. Saw the faceoff and thought it was neat how opponents faced each other low to the ground, waited for a whistle and off they went. Pretty simple, right? Well, no.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The inaugural United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) regular season came to a close on Saturday evening, with the Long Island Sound (6-2) securing the regular season title by defeating the Baltimore Ride (3-5), 15-11. Long Island was led by a four goal and two assist performance from Katrina Dowd, while Brooke Griffin paced the Ride attack with a hat trick.
Sunday July 17, 2016 10:05AM
from FILacrosse.com
Final standings, award winners and results from the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship at Percy Perry Stadium.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (6 - 4) won a huge game against the #1 team in the league, the Charlotte Hounds, 18 to 14 Saturday afternoon at the Wegman's Sports Complex at Aquinas Institute. The Rattlers battled back after being down 4 - 2 in the first quarter against the Hounds and tied the game heading into half-time at eight a piece. Rochester was able to outscore the Hounds, 10 to 6 in the second half to win the game, 18 to 14.

from LaxLessons.com
Most players who become known for their success in the faceoff X are usually not also touted for their offensive abilities. Billy Chabot is an exception.

The rising junior was the leading midfield scorer for Rye High School (NY) this past spring. He also earned all-section honorable mention and all-league honors.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Conrad scored a quick-stick goal off a feed from Simon Mathias with just 0:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to cap a wild 13-12 comeback for the Team USA in the gold medal game against Canada at the U19 World Championships in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Inside Lacrosse
Mitch Laffin scored six goals and added three assists as the Iroquois Nationals won their third consecutive bronze medal at the U19 level Saturday at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus.

The Iroquois won, 20-8 against Australia.
Saturday July 16, 2016 1:45PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Go behind the scenes, in the locker room and at the hotel with the U.S. men's national under-19 team as it continues play at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from MPNnow.com
It can be tough to make friends in a new school. Especially when your first year at the new school happens to be your senior year.

But for Emily Hawryschuk, the transition was as smooth as catching a perfectly delivered pass in stride. It helped that Hawryschuk knew many of her new Victor High teammates through club lacrosse. Oh, and scoring four goals in your first game with the Blue Devils helps, too.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Playing on Percy Perry Stadium field in Coquitlam Town Centre Park for the first time in the 10-day tournament, Mexico, one of six first-time U19 men's tournament participants, beat Taiwan 9-4 to claim 13th place in the 14-team tournament. Four days earlier, the teams played into seven overtimes, with Taiwan winning 9-4.

from Inside Lacrosse
In 2016, the Americans are as dominant as we’ve ever seen them and Head Coach Nick Myers has been able to get these young men to raise their game even higher to a level we haven’t seen before at this tournament. On the other side of the field, after dropping its opening game to the US, Team Canada has started to find its groove as head coach Taylor Wray watches his charges become more familiar with each passing game.

It was night and day in the semi-finals as the Americans cruised passed the Australians 23-1 while the Canadians were in a dog fight with the Iroquois earning a 14-11 win to set up these long time foes one last time.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Zach Neufang, D, Liverpool (N.Y.): He’s a physical defenseman who imposes his will on the game by using his strength and by throwing his body around. However, he is by no means out-of-control or a penalty liability.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The United States stormed past Australia 23-1 to reach the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's U19 World Championship game. Seven players scored multiple goals. Team USA will play Canada in the championship on Saturday. Photos by Randy Daly.
Friday July 15, 2016 10:20AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
Come to Tsha Honnonyendakwka (Onondaga Nation Area) on July 20th for lacrosse celebrity shoot out.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Canadian under-19 men's national team rallied in the second half to defeat the Iroquois 14-11 and Team USA dominated Australia 23-1 in Thursday's Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men's World Championship semifinals.

For the fifth time since the U19 men's world championship began in 1988, the U.S. will face Canada for the gold medal, this time at 4 p.m. Pacific on Saturday on the Canadians home turf in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from The CBC
Canada's somewhat obscure national summer sport is gaining popularity as far away as Africa and the Middle East.

This week's U19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships in Coquitlam, B.C., are set to be the best attended in the tournament's more-than-30-year history. First-time contestants this year include Mexico, Israel, Hong Kong, Haiti, Uganda and Kenya.

from Inside Lacrosse
Israel, England, Scotland and China also won their playoff games on semifinal Thursday at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus. Check out the photos above from IL’s Zach Babo.

from LaxAllStars.com
I paid $35 for the “all-in” online streaming package (it was well worth it and high quality!), watched a TON of games, and can now confidently name a 2016 U19 All Star Team. In fact, I can now name TWO teams of stand out players! Sure, it’s the day before the final rounds games are played, but we’ve seen a TON of lacrosse so far. Maybe we’ll do a medal round All-Star team as well!!!!

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from LaxPower
Guy Van Arsdale, a veteran coach and former NCAA Player of the Year, has been named head coach of the Colby College men's lacrosse program.

Most recently at Division 1 Jacksonville University, Van Arsdale has also been head coach at Colorado College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) at the Division III level and coached professionally with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse.

from IWLCA.org
I am a 2015 graduate of the University of Connecticut who packed my bags and moved to Washington, DC last summer to be the Graduate Assistant Lacrosse Coach at The Catholic University of America. My first year of coaching has been full of new experiences, profound realizations and genuine appreciation. Now that I am on the other side of the game, I have come to value what it means to be a coach. The long nights of watching film and the hours spent cleaning out my email inbox has led me to want to share my fresh experience of transitioning from player to a coach. Here are five things I learned in my first year of coaching that I wish I knew as a player:

from Syracuse University Athletics
Get set for a big day, Syracuse fans! Make plans to be at Manley Field House on Saturday, August 13th for the Syracuse Athletics Yard Sale (10 am to 2 pm) and for the annual Preferred Mutual 'Cuse Fan Fest (3 to 8 pm).

from ConnectLax.com

from Lacrosse Magazine
UWLX Championship Weekend gets underway on Saturday, July 30th, with a semifinals doubleheader at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. First up, the top-ranked team from the regular season will meet the fourth-ranked club at 5:30 p.m. The number two and three ranked teams will then conclude the semifinals at 7:30 p.m.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks held their Jr. Knighthawks Tryouts on Wednesday night at Total Sports Experience in East Rochester. Over 60 kids in three age groups vied for spots on the Jr. Knighthawks teams that will compete in the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament.

from US Lacrosse
As the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, US Lacrosse strives to foster increased diversity and inclusion within the game and to support participation opportunities for all players. As part of that mission, US Lacrosse is hosting a two-day Adaptive Lacrosse Seminar to help interested coaches and program administrators learn more about incorporating adaptive lacrosse into their communities.

from FCA Northeast
Rochester, NY — July 13, 2016 – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Northeast lacrosse program is getting bigger, yet its focus remains the same: developing the player and working through coaches. This year’s program, which includes 14 travel teams of 300 players spanning nine graduation years, reflects nearly a 20% increase in the number of players, plus two new travel teams.
Thursday July 14, 2016 10:05AM
from 2016 World Lacrosse
The Final 4 is set at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus.

Canada will face the Iroquois Nationals on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and the United States will look to book their ticket in the final in a semifinal battle with Australia at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. All games will be played at Perry Percy Stadium.

from Inside Lacrosse
The college lacrosse coaches’ proposal to halt early recruiting earned a key victory, as the NCAA DI Council re-inserted a key provision that would restrict phone calls to a recruit prior to their junior year, allowing the college coaches’ original proposal to move forward. The legislation moves to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors for consideration. It will likely be voted on in April, according to a source familiar with the process; the proposal could go in effect as early as Aug. 1 2017.

from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse #WallBallChallenge has already raised more than $20,000 for the US Lacrosse First Stick Program in its first month. The challenge encourages lacrosse players to use the US Lacrosse Wall Ball app, powered by SNYPR and sponsored by LaxWorld, and secure sponsors for donations to the First Stick Program.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Four years ago in Finland, future two-time Tewaaraton Award winner Lyle Thompson and fellow MLL and NLL draft pick Randy Staats, plus current University of Denver rising senior midfielder Zach Miller and Albany's Seth Oakes all played in the same offense. Warren Hill, now at Syracuse, was the goalie.

from MPNnow.com
“It’s so exciting,” said York, 42, on Wednesday afternoon. “You look at the modern era of Canandaigua lacrosse and there’s been two coaches in what, the last 36 years? John Johnson and Ed Mulheron … and to have my name come after that is an incredible honor."

from Marist Athletics
Marist men’s lacrosse head coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced the addition of Ian Farley (West Genesee) to his coaching staff for the 2017 season . . . Prior to his collegiate career, Farley spent a postgraduate year with Bridgton Academy. He played Senior B lacrosse with the Rochester Greywolves for one year and was a six-year veteran of Junior B lacrosse with the Onondaga Redhawks.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Check out the best plays of the MLL's midsummer showcase in Orange County. (You won't want to miss Ohio Machine goalie Scott Rodgers' one-handed save.)

from Niagara University Athletics
"I am extremely excited to welcome Amy to Niagara University and our Purple Eagle lacrosse family," Stone said. "Amy brings a wealth of coaching experience at two different NCAA Division I programs, in addition to a stellar playing career in goal at Holy Cross.

from the Rochester Rattlers
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. This week we asked our defensive midfielder, Mike Lazore some questions:
Wednesday July 13, 2016 10:35AM
from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
The Gaffer Elite 2019 or Freshman Team kept pace with the 2018 by staying unbeaten and winning a second Title in a row in Maryland at the Bay Bridge Tournament.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. under-19 men's national team won its fourth game in six days, beating England 19-6 to finish preliminary round play at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men's World Championship with a 4-0 record.

from 2016 World Lacrosse
The Iroquois Nationals (2-2) clinched third spot in the Blue Division with a 16-5 win over Australia (1-3). For the Iroquois, offensive skill and depth proved to be the difference as Tehoka Nanticoke (5G, 2A), Devon Buckshot (3G), Matthew Bennett (3G), Austin Staats (2G, 4A), Jonah Mohawk (1G, 1A), Skklyar Thomas (1G) and Doug Jamieson (1G) scored.

from LaxPower
UMBC head men's lacrosse coach Ryan Moran announced today that Jamison Koesterer (Cazenovia) and Neil Hutchinson have been added to his staff as assistant coaches.

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from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse coach Rick Berkman has announced that Bears All-American and 2014 SUNYAC Player of the Year Ryan Duffy '14 (Liverpool/OCC/Potsdam) will join his coaching staff for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

from Cazenovia College Athletics
The Cazenovia College Men’s Lacrosse staff would like to invite YOU to their annual Prospect Day on September 11, 2016. The goal of prospect day is to provide you with direct exposure to the Cazenovia College men’s lacrosse staff, receive positional instruction and thorough coaching evaluation and above all present you with a clear understanding of the student-athlete experience at Cazenovia College, both on and off the field.

from LaxAllStar.com
I’m in Baltimore for lacrosse camp. I was in Vermont. I was in New York, in Lake Placid, Saratoga, and even snuck in a minute visiting my parents in Oswego. Then I was in Vermont again, but now I’m in Baltimore. July has been a trip. That’s lacrosse. That’s life. If you’re not moving your feet and traveling, you’re not doing it right.
Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:50PM
from FCA Northeast
Building off of the momentum of the excellent success from last year’s lacrosse program, FCA announces the upcoming August 2016 boys tryouts on August 13 and 14, 2016, at McQuaid Jesuit High School. The 2015 tryouts included a record number of 407 participants. Girls tryouts to be announced at a later date.

from FCA Northeast
FCA will be holding its first annual AR4 Legacy event to honor the legacy and life of Andrew Rohloff. The event, which will take place at Roberts Wesleyan College on July 30, 2016, will consistent of a clinic, lunch banquet and lacrosse tournament. This event is open to any boys that just completed grade 1 or 2.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rattlers will be tested with the Hounds coming to town this Saturday for a huge Week #12 match-up and then the New York Lizards the following Saturday, July 23rd. Both teams will be great tests for the Rattlers who had their win streak broken after losing to the Boston Cannons in Week #11. The Rattlers will need to bounce back if they want to make a run for the playoffs.

from LaxAllStars.com
This dodge, when performed to perfection, is nearly impossible to stop. This dodge is easy to learn and very effective when performed properly. Rob Pannel has more than perfected the Question Mark, he has practically made a living off of it. Though it is a fundamental dodge, it can create so much space between you and your defensemen that it might not guarantee a goal, but it will definitely guarantee a shot.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
While the U.S. under-19 men's national team coaching staff scouted Sunday night's preliminary round matchup between the Iroquois Nationals and Canada in person, the 23 members of the U.S. U19 team watched the live stream of the game back at their hotel, about a 20-minute drive from Coquitlam Town Centre Park.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Go behind the scenes, in the locker room and at the hotel with the U.S. men's national under-19 team as it opens the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia with a matchup against Canada.

from 2016WorldLax.com
. . . Taiwan won its first official international tournament game with an 8-7 win after five sudden-victory overtime periods, seven overtime periods in total, in a morning thriller on Monday. Israel also clinched first place in the Red Division, defeating Germany 12-7 carried by strong pole play and great goalkeeping. China set up a battle for first place in the Green Division on Tuesday against Ireland, after defeating Scotland 12-5.

from NunesMagician.com
While there is essentially nothing available concerning Wildhack's connection to lacrosse, he did make an appearance in "America's First Sport," a documentary about the history of lacrosse narrated by Mike Tirico and produced by SU's Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics professor Dennis Deninger. In the documentary Wildhack said:

from The Lacrosse Network

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from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
The 2018 Gaffer Elite Team traveled to steamy hot Centerville, Maryland and won the Championship of the Bay Bridge Tournament. By extending their win streak to 10-0 and their second straight Championship.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Canada bested Iroquois 12-9 in an FIL World Championships game that featured multiple delays. (Photos by Randy Daly)

from IWLCA.org
The IWLCA has named the 2016 National and Regional Coaches of the Year in Division I, II, and III. All three National Coaches of the Year led their teams to NCAA Championship victories in 2016. The organization also named its Regional Coaches of the Year in each division. All winners will be honored at the IWLCA Honors Banquet held on November 17 during the IWLCA Annual Meetings at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.

from Inside Lacrosse
This first recruiting trip of the summer starts a necessary road to recovery for all coaches. The transition from active, in-season competitor to passive observer is never easy. A successful search and yield ultimately determines every skipper’s fate. Atsap spies the quote etched into his trusty Subaru’s rearview mirror.

“We are all better coaches with better players.”

from Inside Lacrosse
Sunday’s action at FIL Under-19 World Games:

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed Brad Gillies to a four-year deal. The former RIT star returns in 2017 after an impressive rookie season.
Monday July 11, 2016 1:15PM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Full disclosure – I’m not looking for sympathy or understanding. I’m simply making excuses. The fact that I’ve been able to write the last two RTD pieces – on time, mind you – is nothing less than remarkable. Circumstances caught up with me this week, and I’m a little late in getting this in.

“What circumstances?” you may ask. Well, let me tell you a story . . .

from Corning Lacrosse
On the last weekend of July the Corning-Painted Post community is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Men's Lacrosse and the 20th year of Women's Lacrosse.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
There was smoke. There was fire. There was an hour and 15-minute delay and two field switches. Then there was the finish.

from Lacrosse Magazine
[Halle] Majorana completed her hat trick to make it 5-3 at the start of the second half, but the Storm was able to level the count when [Kayla] Treanor (Niskayuna) and Acton hit back-to-back goals. Nora Barry (Marcellus) and Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) then exchanged notches to make it a 6-6 contest, setting up a dramatic finish to this encounter.

from NunesMagician.com
Even though Kayla Treanor's (Niskayuna) time at Syracuse is over, her lacrosse career is just getting started. She plays in the new professional women's lacrosse league, the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), and with Team USA. I spoke to her on the phone Thursday to talk about her life after Syracuse. Here is our conversation.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Rachel Crane scored three goals and Rayea Davis added a pair as Rush-Henrietta Lacrosse Club (N.Y.) captured the 2019 Girls Summer Slam title Sunday with a 9-6 win over T3 West Elite at Pemberton High School.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
U.S. under-19 men's national team goalie Willie Klan (Penfield), who started for the second straight game Saturday in Team USA's 13-4 preliminary round win over Australia, was a member of U.S. coach Nick Myers' Ohio State Buckeyes this spring.

But this fall Klan will wear orange. He is transferring to Syracuse . . .

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
With this article Capital District Lax will begin exploring who might be the NEXT to capture the attention of Capital District Lacrosse fans.
Sunday July 10, 2016 11:30AM
from Major League Lacrosse
Team Riptide used a six-goal fourth quarter to take the lead and defeat Team Rolling Thunder 21-20 in Saturday's MLL All-Star Game at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, CA. This tight game featured unselfish offense, over 30 attempted behind-the-back passes and goals, and stellar goalkeeping.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Incoming Princeton freshman attackman Michael Sowers scored five goals, one off the all-time single-game record for a U.S. under-19 men's national team player, in Team USA's 13-4 win over Australia in preliminary round play Saturday at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men's World Championships.

from LaxPower
"An important goal for us was to improve and get better each day and I think we did that," said incoming Cornell freshman Jeff Teat (Brampton, Ont.), whose team leading seven points (3 G, 4 A) helped pace the offense. "We're better today than we were two days ago, so we're making progress."
Saturday July 9, 2016 7:00PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
What was shaping up to be a major breakout season for Atlanta Blaze attackman Kevin Rice ended prematurely this week, as the Syracuse alum suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for the rest of the year. The team announced his injury in a posting to its website on Saturday afternoon, just hours before the league's All Star Game in California.

from 2016 World Lax
In their decisive win, Tehoka Nanticoke paced the Iroquois with five goals and an assist, with other goals coming from Austin Staats (4G, 1A), Skye Sunday (3G, 1A), Matthew Bennett (3G, 2A), Sekawnee Baker (3G), Larson Sundown (2G, 2A), Chase Scanlan (1G, 2A), and Skkylar Thomas (1G). Tyler Armstrong and Brody Bartell combined to make 14 saves in net.

from WWNYTV.com
This year marked the 25th year for the Carthage Lacrosse Camp, which brings together a talented group of coaches, who spend the week teaching young lacrosse players the fundamentals of the game.

from The Corning Leader
Judging by the latest version of the All-Leader boys lacrosse team, 2016 could be dubbed the year of the senior. Nine of the 10 players named to the first team were seniors and each of those nine players are expected to play at the college level next spring. One notable exception, though, was Corning junior Aidan Olmstead, the first team’s lone underclassman, who was also named The Leader’s Player of the Year in boys lacrosse.

from SportsFive.net
At the end of each sport season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom. For lacrosse, a team must have at least eleven players who have a 90% average or better during the spring season. One hundred and eighty-four NYS lacrosse teams were named this spring, with Baldwinsville (Section 3) taking the highest honors this year with a team average of 96.39.

Scholar Athlete Team Awards

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from Indian Country Today
The crowd gathered in the auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum on July 2 cheered and groaned when the Salmon River Shamrocks won and lost while they watched Keepers of the Game, a lacrosse documentary, unfold on the big screen.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. under-19 men's national team downed Canada 12-5 on opening night of the FIL U19 World Championship in British Columbia. Photos by Randy Daly.

from Casey Powell Twosletter
I landed in Denver, Colorado on Friday of 4th of July weekend with a smile on my face that could have spanned the Roaring Fork River. I hit the 16th Street Mall for “interesting people” watching with some friends and then headed to an awesome lobster bake at a Dave Morrow's house.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
We're just under a month from the 27th Annual Lake Placid Summit Classic. Version #27 is shaping up to be another great event. One new addition to the event is the first ever MLL Alumni Legends Game. The game will feature some the most prolific Major League Lacrosse players in league history such as Gary Gait, Tim Goettlemann, David Evans, Tim Soudan, Josh Sims, Matt Streibel, Pat McCabe, Shawn Nadelen, Mike Gabel and many more. Full team rosters will be announced in the coming weeks. The game will benefit two charities, The Headstrong Foundation and Lead The Way Fund. The game will take place Friday evening on Field 1. Donations are encouraged on site. Lastly, the game will be covered by Lax Sports Network.

from Cavalier Insider
New Virginia men’s lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany’s contract is for five years and he’ll have a higher annual salary than his predecessor, a Daily Progress public record request revealed on Friday.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed Scott Campbell to a three-year deal. The veteran defenseman will enter his seventh season with the Knighthawks in 2017.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, is joining with other national youth organizations as participants at the congressional Youth Sports Expo on Tuesday, July 12 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event is being organized by the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) to help celebrate National Youth Sports Week.
Friday July 8, 2016 8:45AM
from The Corning Leader
Even with a young core, the Corning Hawks captured their second consecutive Section IV, Class A title in 2016. Leading the way for Corning was junior Lauren Ford, who led the team with 68 points. For her efforts, Ford was named The Leader’s Player of the Year in girls lacrosse.

from ArtVoice.com
The legacy of the late Buffalo News sportswriter Tom Borrelli came into focus again last week at the eighth annual Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards dinner at DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell honoring the best Western New York high school lacrosse players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
For about an hour, during opening ceremonies of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men's World Championship, they stood side-by-side, not saying a word.

The 23 members and coaching staffs of Team USA and Canada. So close amid the pomp and circumstance, knowing what was to come in the opening game of a nearly two-week tournament. The rivalry renewed, this time on a patch of turf north of the border, just outside Vancouver.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Four Rochester Rattlers were named to the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) ALL-STAR team for the 2016 game that will be played on July 9th in Orange County, CA. Goalie John Galloway, Joel White, Ned Crotty and Kyle Denhoff will be playing in the game starting at 7:00 PM (EST) on CBS Sports Network.

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
Lacrosse Honors:
• 2016 FLG Premiere Showcase player of the game
• 2016 Varsity Lacrosse Team – starting varsity player since 8th grader

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Everest Academy (Ontario, Canada) 2017 midfield/attack Adam Wolf has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
The United States bid for an eighth consecutive Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championship begins on Thursday night with a showdown against rival Canada in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Inside Lacrosse
It’s not a reach to say it’s been a rough go for the U.S. recently in international play. For all its lacrosse strengths, the nation has suffered through a tough losing streak, dropping the last three Federation of International Lacrosse tournaments to neighboring Canada.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men’s lacrosse program and Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson have announced the addition of 11 incoming freshmen for the 2017 season. The newcomers hail from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and as far south as North Carolina. Two already call the Hudson Valley home.

from Inside Lacrosse
What’s up sports fans? I hope everyone had an amazing Fourth of July holiday weekend. I am finally back in Baltimore unpacking all of my awesome swag that I picked up out in Denver. I am still talking about how cool the experience was out in Denver and what it meant to be a part of the second annual Warrior World Series Youth Lacrosse event.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Executive of the Year award. Mike French from the New England Black Wolves, Lee Genier of the Saskatchewan Rush and Scott Loffler from the Buffalo Bandits were the top vote recipients for their roles as executives with their respective teams.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams that will compete in the eighth annual US Lacrosse National Championships July 19-21 (girls) and 22-24 (boys) at the Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.
Thursday July 7, 2016 8:30AM
from the Chesapeake Bayhawks
Midfielder Joe Walters (Irondequoit) has been named Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after putting forth a pair of spectacular performances in leading the Chesapeake Bayhawks to back-to-back wins.

from TrueToTheGame.com
Now you can pick the Play of the Season Winner! Vote for the play you feel deserves this title. TRUE will make a donation to the One Love Foundation on behalf of the winning team.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Air Canada Wingman of the Year award. Colorado Mammoth forward Callum Crawford, Toronto Rock forward Rob Hellyer and Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith were named as the top trio of playmakers in the league this season.

from RecruitingRundown.com
Joey Pezzimenti ’20, A, Upstate New York / Victor (N.Y.): Pezzimenti thrives off ball, where he finds open room to step down and unload on the goal. He’s a shorter attackman with a thick torso that he uses to lean on defenders and create seperation for his hands.

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from Syracuse University Athletics
Acting director of athletics Dan French and faculty athletic representative Rick Burton speak about John Wildhack, who was just named the new director of athletics at Syracuse University.

from US Lacrosse
The United States bid for an eighth consecutive Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championship begins on Thursday night with a showdown against rival Canada in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

The U.S., led by head coach Nick Myers (Ohio State head coach), is one of 14 nations competing in this years championship. The U.S. is joined by Australia, Canada, England and the Iroquois Nationals in the Blue Division, and will play pool play games against each of those four nations. The playoffs begin on July 13 and the event concludes with the championship on July 16.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA's stiffest competition will come from the Iroquois and Canada, which it faces on opening night of the 14-team Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship on Thursday night in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Fifteen members of the U.S. under 19 men's national team roster, which opens FIL U19 World Championship play Thursday night against Canada, have already played one college season. Princeton midfielder Austin Sims has played two. Here's a look at the impact some of Team USA has quickly had at the college level.

from Cherokee One Feather
For members of tribes of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, lacrosse is known as “the Creator’s Game”. Young members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians had a chance to learn more about the game, its history, and fundamentals at a camp, held at the Birdtown Gym on July 5-6, hosted by Thompson Brothers Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Georgia Swarm.

from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse at Cornell, has announced that the Big Red will add 14 newcomers to the roster for the 2017 season. The 14-member class consists of five US Lacrosse All-Americans, as well as two members of the Team Canada U19 squad, and consists of nine midfielders, two attackmen, two defenders, and one goalie. (Four Upstaters)

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Sound features a defense that has Becca Block, Megan Douty, Sloane Serpe, Alice Mercer and Shanna Brady among their mix, and they are comfortable with Wills or back-up Kelsey Gregerson, who has won two games that she started.

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
Height: 5’8” Weight: 175lbs
Position: Attack
High School: The Albany Academy
High School Coach: Doug McIver
Club: Upstate Lacrosse Club
Club Coach: Ric Beardsley
Academics: GPA: 3.2
Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:50AM

from Powell Lacrosse
This may seem backwards but we make sticks for us first and then we sell them. If we don’t like what we create then we send it right back to the drawing board and brainstorm on how we can make it better. This is exactly why we’ve waited until now to release a mesh piece that we are confident in and happy to get in the heads of the world’s best.

from Ricardo Lockette /ThePlayersTribune.com
We're taking a step away from lacrosse for this article. A powerful read for everyone.

It was like being in a car accident. Everything was fast, then it was suddenly slow motion. I was running down on punt coverage against Dallas last season, like I’ve done a thousands times before. I pushed off on my blocker. I turned to my left. I saw a white jersey.

Car crash.

from the Chronicle-Express
The Penn Yan men’s alumni lacrosse game looked as much like an All-Star game as anything else. (Video / photo)

from the Chronicle-Express
Pam Griffith, Executive Director of the Yates Community Center, is working with members of Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse and Yates County Youth Soccer to apply for a half million dollar grant through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

from @OfficialLaxGirl / Inside Lacrosse
A few years ago, I shared my wallball routine in hopes that it would inspire other players to hit the wall and continue to improve their stick skills. Playing in college has given me the opportunity to add new components to my usual routine, so I’m back with an updated list of wallball techniques and I think this one’s even more fun!

from The Lacrosse Network

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from Syracuse.com
The girls Highlight team went 3-2, winning a consolation game Sunday. Among those putting up big numbers was Christian Brothers Academy's Olivia Penoyer, who scored seven goals and added four assists. Penoyer was joined by CBA teammates Grace Hulslander (6-0) and Tessa Queri (3-0).

from YourCliftonPark.com
In a year filled with championship wins, perhaps no individual title was as sweet as the last of the 14 Shenendehowa won. More than that, the school’s boys’ lacrosse programs hope its 15-14 win May 27 in the Section II Class A championship game against area powerhouse Niskayuna is the start of something big.

from Inside Lacrosse
Former Virginia assistant Marc Van Arsdale (Geneva/Hobart) will join Loyola's coaching staff, sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Van Arsdale fills a role previously held by Ryan Moran, who was named the head coach at UMBC last month.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Teammate of the Year award. Vancouver Stealth forward Joel McCready, Calgary Roughnecks goaltender Mike Poulin and Buffalo Bandits transition player Andrew Watt were voted by NLL players as the league's best teammates in 2016.

from US Lacrosse
Patrick Foley can still remember some of the less flattering feedback he received when he made it clear he would pursue a lacrosse career. A 175-pound defenseman isn’t going to start at the college level. It definitely wasn’t enough for a good Division I team. Maybe he could make an impact as a long stick midfielder, but surely not on close defense.
Tuesday July 5, 2016 12:15AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. Men’s National U19 Team talks about what it means to wear the red, white and blue. Team USA tries for its eighth consecutive gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship, July 7-16, in British Columbia.

from Lacrosse Magazine
In the 11th annual Under Armour All-American boys' showcase at Towson, the South beat the North 23-16, led by game MVP Cole Williams' four goals and one assist. Photos by John Strohsacker

from Lacrosse Magazine
North Carolina-bound attacker Katie Hoeg (three goals, two assists) was named MVP and helped lead the North to a 13-11 win over the South in the 11th Under Armour All-American game at Towson University. Photos by John Strohsacker

from Inside Lacrosse
What’s going on Lacrosse fans… Stephen Berger here, back to hit you with a quick recap of my last 48 hours at the Warrior World Series Youth Lacrosse.
Monday July 4, 2016 9:20AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I realize that three tournaments in four weeks is nothing special to many of you; you might do five or six in a seven or eight week span, but I think that you will agree that even a mere three youth tournaments is enough to reveal some trends and stereotypes. So, at the risk of perhaps offending someone (though I hope not!), I’ll make the following subjective judgments . . .

from Inside Lacrosse
After going 3-1 in pool play, New Jersey saved their best play for day three of the tournament, rattling off a close 7-6 win over Upstate New York, then coming back to defeat Philadelphia 7-6 before finally defeating Washington D.C. in a contest that was dominated by Jersey for the majority of the game. New Jersey wasn’t as high profile as some of the other teams in the tournament, but displayed chemistry and a grittiness that led them to playoff success.

from LaxRecords.com
LaxRecords travelled to Towson University on Saturday, July 2 for the Under Armour Underclass tournament and came away with more than 150 photos. Visit the Facebook page for more photos and videos from the weekend, including a gallery of the senior game coming soon.

from USA Today
College Factual’s ranking for men’s lacrosse teams takes into account the athletic success of the team, as well as the quality of the school and the academic progress of the student-athletes.

from LaxPower
The final day of the 2016 Vail Lacrosse Shootout proved exciting as always, as the Men's Masters and Men's and Women's Elite divisions crowned their champions.
Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Canadian attackman Jeff Teat (Hill Academy, Ont./Cornell) led the North, posting seven points on two goals and a game-high five assists. Teats five assists are a new Under Armour game record, and his points put him second historically behind Matt Rambo’s eight points, all goals, from the 2013 rendition of the game.

With photos and interviews.

from Inside Lacrosse
The North responded with a four goal run in 3:52, featuring four different goal scorers: Emily Hawryschuk (Syracuse), Hoeg, Megan Kinna (Northwestern), and Erin Barry(Penn). A full-field assist from North goalie Asa Goldstock (Syracuse) to Barry capped the run in an exciting fashion, giving the North a 6-2 lead with 13:55 to play in the first half.

With photos and interviews.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers five game win streak comes to end, after more then a month after the win streak started. The Boston Cannons were the last team the Rattlers lost to on May 14th (when the Rattlers lost to the Cannons, 15 to 14 in OT). After starting the season 0 - 3, the Rattlers won five games in a row.

Interviews with Head Coach Tim Soudan and goalie John Galloway.

from LaxPower
Day 8 of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout was once again rain soaked, but exciting. The Men's Masters and Women's Elite divisions continued round-robin play with the champions being decided on Sunday based on record. Meanwhile, the Men's Elite completed the semifinal round of their bracket.

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Under Armour All-American Boys Final: South 23, North 16
from ESPNU
More on this game later today.

from the Baltimore Sun
The North outshot the South, 19-12, in that first half. Still, the South had a number of good scoring chances, but North starting goalie Asa Goldstock (Syracuse) often frustrated its offense. She made four saves overall in one half of action, played aggressively and wasn't afraid to come out of the goal, even registering an assist thanks to a good clearing pass.

from Corrigan Sports
The North and South meet in Towson, MD for the 11th annual 2016 Under Armour All-America!

from Inside Lacrosse
For the Under Armour Highlight Division, which features 2017 and 2018 talent, Friday was the first day of action at Towson University. The 11 regions have each competed two divisions and feature a lengthy schedule Saturday, with playoffs Sunday. Here's who impressed through the first day of action:

from Inside Lacrosse
The Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament expanded this year to the Command and the Highlight divisions, with the Command Division showcasing 2019 and 2020 talent across 11 regions throughout the country. Below, check out Command Division players who stood out to the IL staff throughout the first two days of competion.

from Lacrosse Magazine
On its fifth day in England, and the first with sunny skies, the United States women’s lacrosse team celebrated with a pair of convincing victories at the Surrey Sports Park. The U.S. shut out Scotland 20-0 in the morning and then posted a resounding 20-2 victory over England in a game streamed worldwide.

from The Saratogian
Shenendehowa senior Lexi Keen moved from midfielder to goalie at the beginning of her sophomore year, and has flourished in her new position. Over the past three years, the Shenendehowa goalie has averaged 129 saves each season and this year earned All-America honors as the New York-Adirondack representative.

from The Rome Sentinel
Two Rome Free Academy players and one from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill are among the Tri-Valley League girls lacrosse first-team all-stars chosen by league coaches.

from LaxPower
In addition to selecting players named as All-Americans and All-Academic honorees, US Lacrosse selects winners of the Coach of the Year as well as the Bob Scott Award for boys and the Jackie Pitts Award for girls. These latter awards recognize one player from each area who goes "above and beyond" in service to his/her team, school, and community.

from LaxPower
In addition to selecting players named as All-Americans and All-Academic honorees, US Lacrosse selects winners of the Coach of the Year as well as the Bob Scott Award for boys and the Jackie Pitts Award for girls. These latter awards recognize one player from each area who goes "above and beyond" in service to his/her team, school, and community.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse will be taking you on the road this weekend in beautiful Denver to the Second annual Warrior Word Series of Youth Lacrosse. I, Stephen Berger, will be your host this weekend and will be taking you behind the scenes of one a unique and game-changing event in youth lacrosse. Not only will I be your tour guide, but I will also be on the sidelines coaching for one of the special teams that has been put together and qualified for this event, Team Israel.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks today announced that the organization will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which will take place from Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, August 28th. Last year, the Knighthawks swept the tournament, winning the championship at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels.

from LaxPower
A rainy day 7 of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout added a third Men's Master's division and continued with the second day play for the Men's and Women's Elite divisions. With many close games and some upsets, it is anyone's guess who the victors will be. Fans should stay tuned for high-caliber and, hopefully, dryer, lacrosse.
Saturday July 2, 2016 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2016 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 700 boys and 800 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

2016 Boys' High School Awards | 2016 Girls' High School Awards

from Major League Lacrosse
This season's " MLL Ultimate Fan" winners, Cooper Schulze and Evan Siegel, participated in a playground style draft earlier today, which determined both the team names and the opposing rosters for next Saturday's MLL All-Star Game.

The All-Star Game will be next Saturday, July 9th at Titan Stadium. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the game live at 4:00 pm PST (7:00 pm EST).

from Monster Elite Lacrosse
The Monsters Elite girls Lacrosse club traveled to New Jersey last weekend to play in the Lax for the Cure. It is considered the most competitive tournament in the country and the Monsters shined like diamonds.

from Inside Lacrosse
The top players in the country have traveled to Baltimore for the 2016 Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament, featuring 22 teams – 11 per division, Highlight (2017, 2018) and Command (2019, 2020). The IL team will be onsite all weekend long. Be sure to check back later for standout players and championship game coverage.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Under Armour Underclass Tournament began play Thursday with the Boys' Command Division, which is the new 2019/20 division of the games. Through Thursday and Friday's pool play, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Long Island are all undefeated and in the lead of their pools. Games continue with play Saturday and playoffs Sunday. Check out the photos above from IL's Zach Babo. The full schedule, stats and results can be found on the event's website.

from Powell Lacrosse
This may seem backwards but we make sticks for us first and then we sell them. If we don’t like what we create then we send it right back to the drawing board and brainstorm on how we can make it better. This is exactly why we’ve waited until now to release a mesh piece that we are confident in and happy to get in the heads of the world’s best.

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
Position: Attack
School: Guilderland High School
Varsity Coach: Carrie Britt
Club: Albany Elite

from LaxAllStars.com
From July 7th through July 16th teams from across the world will compete for glory at the U19 World Games for men’s lacrosse. Of course there are favorites! Without knocking some of the newer nations, here’s a look at how the Top 3 national programs have shaped up, just days before the event in the case of the Iroquois!
Friday July 1, 2016 10:50AM
from NDNSports.com
Haudenosaunee – The Iroquois Nationals are proud to announce the Final Roster of 27 players for the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse’s U-19 World Field Lacrosse Championships. This year Canada serves as FIL’s 2016 Nation host as was the Haudenosaunee Nation in 2015.

The Iroquois Nationals roster includes a perfect balance of collegiate, prep school, and high school athletes representing Native American territories. These 27 indigenous youth lacrosse players will participate in the Under 19 World Lacrosse Championships held in Coquitlam, British Columbia on July 7 – July 16, 2016.

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from NunesMagician.com
Two Syracuse commitments will be playing in the Under Armour All-American Game while six SU commits will play in the Under Armour Underclass Tournament. The Underclass Highlight Division begins play on Friday while the North-South game will be held on Saturday at Towson University.

from the Rochester Rattlers
Q & A with Defensive Rookie Matt Dunn: The Rochester Rattlers’ intern, Max Gerling sat down with rookie, Matt Dunn from the University of Maryland.

from LaxPower.com
Day one of the Men's and Women's elite tournaments saw pool play on the women's side and the first round of bracket play on the men's fields. It was a high scoring day in Vail in the men's division, with 15 teams scoring double-digit goals.

from Syracuse University Athletics
Widely considered the greatest athlete of all-time, Brown was a five-sport star at Manhasset High School on Long Island – lettering in football, basketball, track & field, lacrosse and baseball.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Florida Launch All-Star Chris Mattes as well as Boston Cannons second-year pro Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) – who, through June 28, is second for all players who have taken more than 10 faceoffs in winning percentage (58.9 percent) – are both former Scarlet Knights and take great pride in representing their alma mater.

from the Rochester Knighthawks

from CapitalDistrictLax.com
Congratulations to Connor Quimby, Guilderland 2018 Attack, for being selected to participate in the inaugural Warrior National Prospect Invitational. The event will which will be held on July 19-20, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia will feature teams representing five traditional lacrosse hotbed regions:

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from Syracuse.com
Grayson Burns of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Cole Willard of Cazenovia High School are Central New York lacrosse legacies that have carved out their own places of honor that celebrates a new generation of family stars.

Burns is the son of former Jamesville-DeWitt and Syracuse University lacrosse All-American Greg Burns, who won the Turnbull Award in 1990 as NCAA Division I’s attackman of the year. Williard is the son of former West Genesee and University of Maryland three-time All-American Brian Willard.

from Syracuse.com
Photos and biosof the 2016 All-CNY Boys Team.

from Syracuse.com
Here is a list of previous winners of the All-CNY boys lacrosse team Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year:

from Lacrosse Magazine
The season is over, his high school career complete, but TD Ierlan is still on the lacrosse field at Victor (N.Y.) High School.

"We had our meeting about state championship rings, and I look out on the field and he's just out there doing his thing," Victor coach Jim Andre said. "He's just possessed. Most kids would be taking a break, but TD isn't like most kids."

from Lacrosse Magazine
The final score of the 2015 Class A Section III championship game stuck with the Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) girls' lacrosse team. West Genessee (N.Y.) had upended the Brothers inside the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University – 8-7. That loss turned out to be their last one. It fueled CBA's run to the 2016 Class A state championship, as the Brothers finished the year as the only undefeated team in New York state.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Most Valuable Player Award. The New England Black Wolves' Shawn Evans, Saskatchewan Rush's Mark Matthews and Buffalo Bandits' Dhane Smith were voted as the top trio of players in the league this season.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany men’s lacrosse assistant coach Merrick Thomson will serve as the offensive coordinator for the U19 Canadian National Team in the upcoming U19 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championship next month.

from Syracuse.com
Cicero-North Syracuse graduate Meghan Duffy is the only Section III player selected for Saturday's All-America games on Saturday at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Duffy, who is headed to play at Northwestern, is a two-time All-Central New York selection at midfield. She is on the North roster for the girls game which starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The game is scheduled to be televised on ESPNU.