Player of the Year Maddie Howe: The junior, who was also named an All-American and the Monroe County Division I Player of the Year, led the Red Raiders (14-4) to runner-up finish in the Section V Class A Tournament. They lost 11-6 in the finals to eventual state finalist Pittsford. The four-time all-county pick led her team with 58 goals and 71 points (Howe had 13 assists). She also had 83 draw controls.
Player of the Year TD Ierlan: Victor’s face-off specialist, had above-average success as the 2015 Blue Devils capped off an undefeated season with a state Class B championship. So when coach Jim Andre wondered how much the team could do to improve he did not have to look any further than Ierlan, whose success rate at the X read something like a thermometer on a Florida beach.
From the staff of US Lacrosse, thank you to all of the generous members, donors and partners that contributed to the National Campaign for Lacrosse, which resulted in the construction of our new facility. We invite you to join us for the grand opening of the new US Lacrosse Headquarters. Weekend events include youth clinics conducted by Team USA players, the National Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, national team games, dedication ceremonies and a very special NYPD vs. FDNY game.
The first half of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout completed on Wednesday with the final games of the U19 Boys' and Girls' tournaments. Hero's 2017 defeated Team HLA in the Girls' Gold Bracket finals. Meanwhile, newcomer Red Bandana took down Colorado in the U19 Boys' division. On Thursday, play begins the Men's and Women's Elite divisions.
2016 Orange Crush 2019 All-star
2016 Under Armour Uncommitted 2019 Team
JV Lax 7th-9th grades. Moved up to varsity at end of 2016 JV season (9th grade)
Stats – 53 Goals against, 120 Saves , 69.3% Save percentage
The Skaneateles native has registered a league-leading 34 goals and 53 points in eight games this season with Major League Lacrosse's newest expansion team. If Rice continues his extraordinary pace over the final six games of the regular season, the attackman is poised to break the MLL's single season records for goals (54) and points (72).
In addition to wife and family, Ted devoted talent, time and treasure to a wide range of community organizations, especially his alma mater Le Moyne College. In 1992, the school dedicated its basketball court as "Grant Court," and in 2014 the new turf complex was dedicated as "Ted Grant Field."
Staats set the new NLL single-season rookie scoring record with 95 points, which led the Swarm and were 10th-most in the league overall. Staats led all rookies in points (95), goals (36) and assists (59), and was second in power play goals (8) and fifth in loose balls (84), second-most among first-year forwards.
While her goal production actually went down from 2015 and 2014 (she scored 60 last year and 47 the year before) Ehle's 81 total points were her highest total in five varsity seasons. She scored at least once in all 21 games this year, and her 302 total career points (195 goals, 107 assists) represents five years of steady improvement, Sedgwick said.
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Leahey was almost impenetrable for Shaker this season, allowing just 5.4 goals a game en route to a Section II Class A semifinals appearance for a second straight season. The future Nazareth College goalie was also named an All-American and was Shaker’s team MVP this past spring.
Cian Collins, son of Rich and Ann Collins, a sophomore at Corning-Painted Post High School has been named as a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent New York State at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia July 19-22, 2016. Collins plays midfield for the Corning Hawks Varsity Lacrosse team as well as the Gaffer Elite Lacrosse travel team.
By Kellie Young, Head Coach, University of Louisville @LouisvilleLax
IWLCA Editor’s Note: The following is an adaptation by the author of the keynote speech she delivered at the IWLCA All-American Banquet on June 4, 2016.
Since playing lacrosse at West Point, life has changed quite a bit for U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Harrow. The 35-year-old lost both of his legs and a few fingers on his right hand from the blast of an IED when he walked through a doorway in Afghanistan.
Elias, 17, has spent the past 10 months here in Penn Yan as a Rotary exchange student. And although he’ll be leaving the U.S. July 10, he hopes to return, and he’s planning to stay in touch with some of the many friends he’s made during his visit. One of the things he’ll tell all his friends and family in Finland about is his new favorite sport: lacrosse.
Back on May 14th, the Rattlers squared off against the Boson Cannons. The game had some dramatic plays, including an ESPN top ten play when Brodie Merrill scored a Hail Mary 80 yard two pointer to tie the game with no time remaining. The Cannons scored the eventual game winner in OT to win, 15 to 14.
Congratulations to the Capital District players selected to participate in the Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Boys’ events which will take place June 30th – July 3rd in Baltimore, MD. Additional information regarding the events and Capital District boys named as participants follow.
A couple months ago, Lacrosse.com asked me to string up a couple of the most popular heads in lacrosse with custom Player Pockets . . . Since Lacrosse.com is a partner of ours, and since I’m a BIG believer in giving all players a truly functional pocket, I jumped right in, got to work, and came up with seven different pockets, each designed specifically for the head in question.
 Zachary Neufang, D/LSM, Orange Crush, Liverpool
Neufang split his time between close defense and LSM. Whatever position he was at he did a nice job of creating chaos for his team. He didn’t have trouble guarding fast players or big players, showing his versatility. On one play he caused a turnover with a takeaway check, scooped the groundball and outletted the ball to a breaking midfielder for a goal. He also had success in the riding game, picking off a pass on an opponent's attempted clear and creating some offense for his Orange Crush team.
UO head coach Katrina Dowd, a five-time NCAA champion as a player and coach, named Tumolo to one of her two assistant positions. Tumolo played in the Final Four three times in four years as a player at Syracuse from 2010-13, then spent two seasons as an assistant at Florida before returning to the Orange as an assistant this past spring.
The annual Penn Yan Lacrosse Alumni Games will be held Saturday, July 2 at the turf field at PYA. The women’s game will begin at 10 a.m. The men’s game will begin at noon and a post-game reception will follow. All former Varsity lacrosse players, fans of the program and families are invited to attend. For details about the men’s game email Pennyanmustanglacrosse@gmail.com.
Players in the Victor boys lacrosse program have begun to gather in recent weeks to play the box-version of the game. "I'm trying to move the program forward by going backward,'' Andre said. "Let the kids come to Dryer Road Park and just play.''
[Adam] Fullerton (Liverpool/Army West Point) will return to Denver where he played from 2009 to 2013. During his four games played with Ohio this season, he made 31 saves and posted a 14.69 goals-against average and .425 save percentage. He also won Warrior Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 1.
Day Four of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw another champion crowned, with the Elder Statesmen taking first in the Supermasters division once again. This marks the fourth consecutive championship for the Statesmen.
One dribble, two dribble, three dribble, spin. If you've watched any college basketball or NBA game, every player has his or her routine before taking a foul shot. It's calculated. It's memorized. It's muscle memory. U.S. women's national team attacker Alyssa Murray approaches free-position shots the same way. She played basketball until her senior year of high school.
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL General Manager of the Year award. The Georgia Swarm’s John Arlotta, Buffalo Bandits’ Steve Dietrich and New England Black Wolves’ Rich Lisk were the top trio of vote recipients for best general manager in the league this season.
In many ways, the UWLX was made for Kayla Treanor. She showed it this weekend. Between displaying dazzling stick skills and firing a shot past the goalkeeper from beyond eight meters, Treanor took center stage on Friday and Saturday at Lehigh University.
Day 3 of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout continued with play in five divisions: U19 Boys and Girls, Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters. Both Grandmasters and Zenmasters champions were crowned, with the Eldest Statesmen taking first in the Grandmasters once again and Los Abuelos de C2C taking a second straight championship in Zenmasters.
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for 2016 NLL Head Coach of the Year (The Les Bartley Award). The New England Black Wolves' Glenn Clark, Buffalo Bandits' Troy Cordingley and Saskatchewan Rush's Derek Keenan were the top three vote-getters for their head-coaching roles with their respective teams.
The pool of applicants has been expanded, McDonald said, through efforts including a new brochure addressing admission of women and the addition of lacrosse and women's rugby programs.
"The women's lacrosse program really opened up an aperture for many young ladies in high school that play lacrosse and wanted to play lacrosse at the NCAA level," McDonald said.
Your Edge: Syracuse freshman attacker Nicole Levy's sidearm shot could fill the void left by three-time Tewaaraton finalist Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) and Boston Cannons specialist and Harvard assistant coach Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) runs through the nuances of facing off.
The National Lacrosse League invites fans to suggest candidates for the next round of nominations for the NLL Hall of Fame. Fans can submit their Class of 2016 suggestions via the league's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages until Tuesday, July 5 with the Hall of Fame selection criteria listed below.
Offensively, the biggest goal for us is having players understand that we want them to be dynamic and create opportunities for ourselves and/or others, while also playing within the system that we play. Sometimes, that's challenging. They want to do just what we ask them to do and then they're not as dynamic, so we want to balance those two things on the offensive end. We don't want to take away the natural abilities of any of them, like a Kayla Treanor or Michelle Tumolo.
Play until you can no longer play. It’s easier said than done! This weekend I found my name on a particular part of the roster that I can’t say I can remember seeing my name since eighth grade; the list of those injured, and unable to play. IUP. It’s the worst!
No, really – everything was awesome.
Monday evening we had our first Upstate Lacrosse Association high school varsity/junior varsity practice of the summer. Eighteen guys showed up; that just might be an Oswego record. Almost just as impressive were the six emails and text messages I received from other guys who actually told me ahead of time that they would not be at practice. That might be another record.
Finger Lakes Sports Media President/Director Of Operations Craig "Spazman" Simmons recently had the opportunity to hang out for a few minutes with TD Ierlan, the FOGO specialist for the NYS Champion Victor Blue Devils boys lacrosse team.
LaxRecords.com looks at the 2016 boys’ lacrosse season with Season Rewind: New York Leading Scoring Leaders. Below is a listing of the most goals, assists, points and saves by players from the Empire State.
New York's leading scorer was a sophomore from Gowanda Central.
As the Head of Lacrosse Operations at The Lacrosse Network (TLN) you will have the unique opportunity to drive the millennial voice of the lacrosse community and to define what it means to be a sports network in today’s media landscape. The Head of Lacrosse Operations forms strategic partnerships with athletes, leagues and brands in order to drive revenue and increase brand exposure.
The Auburn senior was well known to opposing defenses, and often drew the top defenders in Section III. A scrappy, old school-style attackman, Cunningham still found ways to produce and averaged nearly three goals per game.
Hoffman is known throughout the Capital District as the person who started Saratoga’s girls lacrosse program in 1990 and went on to great success. Hoffman’s teams reached the Section II finals 12 times and won seven of them.
When she retired in 2012, however, she didn’t foresee starting another program. It’s just that one thing kept following another.
The Rattlers were led by a trio of players on Saturday afternoon. Ty Thompson led all goal scorers with five goals and one assist. Jordan Wolf had four goals and three assists and Jesse King had three goals and two assists.
[Kayla] Treanor finished the evening with six points (four goals, two assists), her second straight second-point effort in as many days. Kailah Kempney scored three goals while Ali Flurry and Hannah Farr had two goals apiece. Kara Mupo led Philadelphia with three goals.
The 44th Annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout began on Saturday, June 25. Players as young as 6 and older than 60 convened for the first day of play. Youth players honed their skills during a clinic and Chumash tournament. The Supermasters (age 40+) participated in pool play to determine the bracket for the division, while the Grandmasters (age 50+) and Zenmasters (age 60+) divisions completed their first day.
A number of awards were presenting including the Frank Mangione Award given this year to long time official and rules interpreter, John Price. "To receive this highest honor given by GVLOA, the candidates must demon
The two-point shot took center stage in a pair of comeback attempts in the UWLX on Friday evening.
In the opener, Philadelphia's Michelle Tumolo converted a two-pointer to pull the Force within 11-9 with exactly two minutes remaining. The Force had a shot at the final horn, but they couldn't convert as Long Island remained undefeated on the season at 4-0.
Stephen Weaver Sutton, 63 years old, passed away June 23, 2016, with his loving family by his side . . . In 2006 Steve was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Lawrence University for Football and Lacrosse.
A study published in the journal Sports Health found that “for most sports, there is no evidence that intense training and specialization before (age 13 or 14) are necessary to achieve elite status. Risks of early sports specialization include higher rates of injury ... and quitting sports at a young age.”
College lacrosse coaches are saying their recruiting proposal has hit a snag as it’s moved through the NCAA legislative process, and now advocates are lobbying the next phase of decision-makers in hopes that the spirit of the proposal can be salvaged.
Catie Woodruff has no doubts that being called up as an eighth-grader changed everything.
The Skaneateles athlete had tried lacrosse when she was younger, but put down the sport until middle school. After one year of modified, her speed and natural athletic ability earned her a spot on the Lakers varsity team.
A pair of Niagara University Lacrosse Purple Eagles, Caroline Crump and Alexis Morales, have been selected to tryout for the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team. Crump and Morales are among 105 players invited to participate in the tryouts for the seven-time world champions from Aug. 5-7 at the national team training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Ben Reeves (Palmyra Macedon)was great as a freshman. The Ivy League rookie of the year award he picked up in 2015 says so. But he was even better as a sophomore. By the end of this regular season, the attackman had 35 goals and 26 assists to rank seventh nationally with 4.96 points per game for a Yale team that had designs on a deep postseason run.
Fifteen members of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team were named to the 2016 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday. The Women's Lacrosse Academic Honor Roll includes 175 players for the 10-team conference.
Following the three-day tryout, approximately 36 players will be selected for the U.S. team, which will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
The UWLX's Boston Storm (2-1) is set to square off against the Baltimore Ride and Philadelphia Force this weekend in Friday, Saturday doubleheader action. Team USA goalie and Syracuse alum Liz Hogan is coming off of a career-high 20 save performance vs. the Long Island Sound last weekend, as ILWomen gives you a behind-the-scenes look into Hogan's on and off-field preparation as she heads into UWLX weekend action and travels to Europe with Team USA next week. (Video 3:37)
“Lacrosse season is over,” they said.
“He’s not going to have anything to talk about,” they said.
We are having quite a laugh at that here at CaseyPowell.com headquarters. Nothing to talk about?!?! Don’t they know this is the fastest sport on two feet? Don’t they know that 800,000 Americans playing anything is a force of nature? They will.
"A big part of it was the conference," Galloway said. "The SoCon is committed to making lacrosse really important. This year there were three teams in the top 20, teams beating Duke and beating Virginia. Air Force was truly one of the top 10 teams in the country. It was an amazing time to take that next step, and I think Jacksonville is prepared to make that commitment."
Sweetlax Lacrosse brings the top high school lacrosse players in the country to four Pittsford school locations (Calkins Road Middle School, Mendon High School, Mendon Center Elementary School, Thornell Road Elementary School).
The roots of Van Arsdale's inclusive approach were planted in upstate New York in the 1980s. Even back then, Hobart coach Dave Urick cared only about a guy's character, and whether he could play. That always stuck with Van Arsdale, who was named the USILA Division III Player of the Year in 1983 with the Statesmen.
Warrior Lacrosse, one of the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, announced today that it has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with attackman Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) of the Charlotte Hounds. As the newest member of the Warrior Player’s Club, Donahue joins a roster of sponsored pros that includes many of Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) best players and biggest names.
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Transition Player of the Year award. The Georgia Swarm's Jordan MacIntosh, Rochester Knighthawks' Brad Self and Saskatchewan Rush's Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette) were voted as the best three transition players in the league this season.
Brad Self of the Rochester Knighthawks has been named one of three finalists for the 2016 NLL Transition Player of the Year award. He joins Jordan MacIntosh of the Georgia Swarm and Jeremy Thompson of the Saskatchewan Rush.
CBA's Doug Sedgwick is Coach of the Year. Player of the Year Emily Ehle of CBA.
Finger Lakes Lacrosse Clinics Announced
from Champions for Life
Both clinics held Everest Park, 5342 County Route 72B, Auburn.
Regy Thorpe's Girls Clinic: Friday, July 15, 2016 - Registration Form
Joe Alberici and Judd Lattimore's Boys Clinic: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Registration Form
SUNY Cortland freshman midfielder Carly Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) has been selected as the 2016 Division III Women's Lacrosse Co-Rookie of the Year by the web site Inside Lacrosse. She shares the honor with The College of New Jersey goalie Miranda Chrone.
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. Manley was named the "Warrior Defensive Player of the Week" after the Denver game. Congrats to Mike.
US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that it has developed and launched a secure, encrypted online age verification system . . . US Lacrosse is working with youth leagues and events throughout the country to ensure that players are grouped appropriately to make competition safe and fair. This is a one-time process that is good for the lifetime of a player’s membership.
Marissa Dauria, who had an 87-19 overall record and won seven Monsignor Martin Association titles as lacrosse coach at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore was named the women’s varsity coach at Hilbert College.
In 1992, it was Dom Starsia who made the move from Providence, and he ultimately led the Cavaliers to four national championships. On Tuesday, it was Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) who landed one of the sport's prime jobs after transforming Brown from a steady midpack team to a fascinating up-tempo throwback the last two years.
The Bandits are the little brother of Buffalo sports in general and "One Buffalo" in particular. They aren't the Bills or the Sabres, and never will be. Still, the Bandits drew more than 16,000 fans per game this past season. Considering how low payroll costs are, someone is receiving a nice check for the profits at year's end. Those attendance numbers are in spite of the fact that, when it comes to broadcast media attention, the Bandits play in a virtual vacuum.
The Buffalo Bandits will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which runs from August 25th-28th. Each team will hold tryout sessions on June 27th and July 6th.
“Our culture is so deeply rooted in lacrosse that it’s in our Creation story,” says lacrosse player Cody Jamieson, who is Mohawk from the Turtle Clan at the Six Nations of the Grand River.
“We play it for the Creator’s enjoyment. It has been around for as long as we have.”
The LaFayette High School Booster Club announced the inaugural LaFayette High School Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 at the annual Varsity Athletic Banquet on June 6. Athletes, coaches and contributors across all boys & girls sports were recognized for their high school achievements as part of the newly formed Hall. 10 former Lancer boys lacrosse greats, 2 former boys lacrosse coaches, and 1 standout Lancer girls lacrosse player were among those selected as part of this first class, set to be honored at the Hotel Syracuse on Sunday, October 23. The very first boy’s lacrosse team (1960) will also be inducted.
Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage announced Tuesday (June 21) that Lars Tiffany (LaFayette), the head coach at Brown the past 10 seasons, has been named the 17th men’s lacrosse coach in program history.
Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor and freshman Nicole Levy have received national recognition for their performance throughout the 2016 season. Treanor was named the Attacker of the Year by Inside Lacrosse, while Lacrosse Magazine tabbed Levy the Rookie of the Year.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during the player's academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the team.
. . . Jacksonville made a big splash with the hire of John Galloway as head coach to lead the Dolphins. Galloway announced his first assistant would be Syracuse legend Casey Powell. IL also caught up with Galloway to learn about his philosophy on the job.
Tom Schreider leds the Machine with 43 points on the season (fifteen goals and twenty - seven assists), while Marcus Holman is only two points away with twenty-nine goals and twelve assists. Peter Baum is twelve points behind Holman with twenty-nine points on the season (twenty-two goals and five assists). Cockerton is five points away from Baum, with twenty-one goals and four assists.
The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2016 NLL Defensive Player of the Year award. Saskatchewan Rush defensemen Chris Corbeil and Ryan Dilks join Buffalo Bandits defender Steve Priolo, marking Priolo's fourth-consecutive nod on the finalist ballot, Corbeil's third-straight appointment and Dilks' first-ever appearance.
The Gaffer Elite 2020 Team had an excellent day at the Capital Clash in Albany on Father’s Day. They swept their Division by outscoring their opponents 38-7, but suffered a tough one goal loss in Overtime after an outstanding second half comeback.
Niskayuna junior Lucas Quinn recalled his mother decorating he and his older brother's room with Syracuse men's lacrosse gear, including posters and pillows, when he was in fifth grade. A few years later, Quinn made his oral commitment to play for the Orange before the start of his freshman season, his first year on varsity.
Zoe Mahon, daughter of Chris Mahon and Lori Asquith, a Freshman at Owego Free Academy has been named as a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent Upstate New York at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia July 19-22, 2016.
Shenendehowa Lacrosse Coach Jason Gifford brings a wealth of lax experience to the position. A 1992 graduate of Shaker High School, Gifford won two sectional championships with the Blue Bison. At the college level, Gifford earned JUCO All American honors at HVCC as a midfielder in 1994, and would go on to become a two time All-Conference selection midfielder at the University of Hartford in 1995-1996.
US Lacrosse just launched a new app called ‘USL Wall Ball’ that counts your reps and empowers you to help fundraise for the First Stick Program. This new mobile app is available now in both the iPhone and Android app stores.
The app’s ability to count wallball repetitions is made possible by the proprietary algorithmic technology developed at SNYPR, a startup company in San Francisco recently launched by the former founders of Talon Lacrosse (acquired by Easton in 2010).
This year marks the eighth year of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. And it marks the third year that we will hold a banquet to honor the all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits, June 27 at Ilio DiPaolo's.
Coaches, whether your team just won a state championship, got knocked off in the first round of playoffs, or went “oh-fer,” you probably had – or are going to have – some sort of end-of-the-year get-together. Some will have a pretty formal banquet, with a sit-down dinner, guest speakers, decorations, table centerpieces, and printed programs. On the other end of the spectrum. others might have a simple team picnic, a barbeque, or a classroom party.
I don’t know if I’ve got a “go-to” formula. Sometimes we go big, and sometimes we don’t. Right or wrong, I think it depends largely on the players’ parents’ expectations and involvement.
Senior Kayla Treanor's (Niskayuna) list of accolades continues to grow. She was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year on Monday, June 20. In addition, Treanor was one of a league-best seven members of the Orange to earn a spot on the ACC All-Academic Team.
Carha Williams, Daughter of Fran and Jamie Williams a current 9 th grader at Lafayette Jr/Sr High School has been named as a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent Upstate NY at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Virginia July 19-22, 2016.
The NCAA Board of Directors, during its April meeting, approved Legislative Proposal 13.17.5 to amend the
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Annual Penn Yan Lacrosse Alumni Game Information
from Penn Yan Lacrosse
The annual Penn Yan Lacrosse Alumni Game will be held Saturday July 2nd at the turf field at PYA. The game will begin at 12 noon and there will be a post-game reception following. All former Varsity lacrosse players, fans of the program and families are invited to attend. For more information please email Pennyanmustanglacrosse@gmail.com . The game sponsors the annual Alumni Lacrosse Award given to a PYA student each year and supports the program in summer activities.
There are concerns about drug testing at local schools after a teenager tested positive for cocaine even though he said he's never used the drug. Now the student and three classmates are taking their case to court.
It's a scenario that couldn't be any more uncommon. The coach who led his team to two state championships and is coming off an appearance in this month's state finals will be sidelined for the 2017 season and perhaps longer.
Rumors have been circulating almost since the moment Jamesville-DeWitt wrapped up a 9-6 win against Yorktown in the New Class B state final last Saturday at Middletown High School. Jamesville-DeWitt was called for just one penalty in the game, in the final seconds, and Yorktown coach Dave Marr wasn't happy about it. To say the least.
Halle Majorana had three goals to lead Long Island, which also saw multiple-point outings from Taryn Van Thof (2G) and Katrina Dowd (1G, 1A). Six other players scored a goal for the Sound in a well-balanced offensive effort in the victory. Goalie and No. 1 draft pick Devon Wills earned the win in cage for Long Island.
The Monster Girls Elite teams traveled to Maryland on June 11th and 12th to play in The Summer Classic. Five Monster teams attended and two of them, the 2023 and 2021 teams, won Championships in their respective divisions. Both teams were dominant against some great Maryland teams.
Two hundred teams played two games to kick off the ULA's six-week summer developmental league. Parents brought their umbrellas and lounge chairs to enjoy the perfect summer weather and watch kids improve their lacrosse skills.
Being the son of a former Clarkson University hockey player, Josh Huiatt naturally took up the popular north country sport as a young boy.
Though he went on to experience great success in hockey, as well as in soccer, his first love turned out to be lacrosse.
One Frontier League lacrosse coach describes Kyle O’Connor as “a tough and tenacious” competitor. This is high praise for O’Connor, a senior midfielder from General Brown, particularly since the compliment came from a rival coach.
The Rochester Rattler traveled to Denver for a showdown with the Outlaws on Saturday night. The Rattlers came away with their fourth straight victory, winning 19 to 11. Jordan Wolf had a huge game with six goals and four assists. Jeremy Boltus and Jordan MacIntosh each tallied four goals for the Rattlers.
Goalie John Galloway had another game with over ten saves last night (13 against the Outlaws).
Host Fred Opie talks with lacrosse Hall of Famer Mike Waldvogel who has coached at Cornell, Yale, and Fairfield. He has been a US Men’s National Team player (1974 & 76) and coach (1990). A Levittown, New York native, Waldvogel talks about developing players at Cortland, the Vietnam war, and the game’s Native American roots.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse along with the Rochester Knighthawks sponsored the 2016 Senior games for both senior boys and senior girls today at Victor High School. It a warm but beautiful night and a "final game" for the seniors, chosen from throughout Section Five to play in one last high school game.
Lacrosse Honors: Orange Crush College Showcase 2018 Graduation Year All-Star Team Selection. Committed to play lacrosse at 2016 DIV III National Champion Salisbury University in June 2016 following his sophomore season.
Luke Walsh set the freshman lacrosse scoring record for Division III Denison University of Ohio two years ago and helped that team to a 19-1 season.
The Buffalo native and Nichols School graduate was on a path to a great Division III career. But he walked away from Denison after the season ended to transfer to the University of North Carolina, even though he had no scholarship offer and hadn’t even been offered a tryout on the Tar Heels team.
Lacrosse is not alone.
The evaporation of recreational play, limited physical activity in low-income communities, concern about overuse and head injuries, the trend toward single-sport specialization and the lack of trained coaches were chief among topics May 17 at The Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C.
For so many coaches, today is the day. The past is the past and the future is prepared for starting today so the point is, make today count. As coach of the boys lacrosse team at Canandaigua Academy, Ed Mulheron had a lot of “todays” during the 2016 season. Because the 2016 season was his final at the helm of the CA team.
Host Fred Opie talks with Hall of Famer Paul Wehrum and West Genesee High School Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach Bob Deegan about the 1960s and 1970s and their days as student athletes at Cortland State and thereafter.
[Ryan] Murphy, who lives in Carlsbad and recently graduated from La Costa Canyon High School, will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point . . . Murphy is a three-year player on the LCC varsity girls lacrosse team and also served as class vice-president.
I first met Samir Chaudry and Colin Rosenblum under the lights on a southern California lacrosse field several years ago. We were doing a shoot around the day before an LXM Pro game and I saw these two young maniacs running around wearing cameras on their necks and giant smiles on their faces. They would film a little bit and then stop to talk with some players and then film some more. I watched them buzz around our practice for an hour seemingly capturing every moment.
The National Lacrosse League has teamed up with Right To Play, a Canadian development organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children around the world, to auction off team-signed jerseys from the 2016 season for charity.
Indoor lacrosse has returned to the Massena Arena this summer, with games in June and July, and time is getting short to see the action. The St. Regis Braves of the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League are playing their home games at the Massena Arena.
What started in June 1994 as a small group of youth lacrosse teams joining for a few weeks of play has grown into a significant summer event for Central New York. The annual opening weekend for the Upstate Lacrosse Association (ULA) is set to begin Friday evening, and organizers are expecting upwards of 14,000 people to make their way to Auburn across the two-day spectacle.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the organization will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which runs from Aug. 25 to 28. Each team will hold tryout sessions on June 27 and July 6.
All three teams will be coached by current Bandits players and will participate in the NLL-sponsored tournament, which will be played using NLL rules. Age groups and coaches for the four teams are below:
The National Lacrosse League has released the announcement schedule of finalists for the 2016 NLL Season Awards. Three finalists for each award will be named over the course of the coming weeks. The winners will be announced at the 2016 NLL Season Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 27 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario.
Horseheads lacrosse coach Pete Cook will get to coach at a special lacrosse event for the some of the state's top talent.
Cook, who coached the Blue Raiders to their first Section IV title since 1998 this year, will serve as command division coach for the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament in Towson, Maryland.
Under Armour®, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced today the rosters of boys who will represent the Upstate NY region at the 2016 Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament. The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Southwest, Upstate New York, Washington, D.C., and West and consist of two divisions of players from the graduating classes of 2017-2020.
The travel based lacrosse teams will face some of the best competition in the country this summer. Head coach Bob Streeten tells 18 Sports about the brotherhood and excitement that surrounds the program each summer.
The SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team more than doubled its win total from the previous season as it finished with eight victories during the 2016 season. The Roos finished the season with three straight victories including winning the USCAA Tournament with a pair of wins v. SUNY Delhi and Alfred State.
As Taylor Cummings and Kayla Treanor lined up to take the draw midway through their United Women's Lacrosse League debut, Amy Patton paused from her coaching duties to ask her staff a question as a fan.
"I wonder how many times these two have faced off in their career?" asked Patton, the head coach of Treanor's Boston Storm team.
[This is] the first matchup of the 2016 season between the Denver Outlaws and Rochester Rattlers. Rochester split the series with Denver last year. On May 10 th in Brockport, Rochester won 15 to 10. Jordan Wolf led the way with three goal and two assists. John Galloway had eleven saves in the win. On July 20 th, Rochester lost a high scoring game, 22 to 21 in Denver.
After collecting a season-high 14 saves in a 14-9 state semifinal win over Webster Thomas (N.Y.), he had nine saves on 15 shots to preserve a 9-6 win over Yorktown in final Saturday. Fleischman finished the 2016 season with 160 saves and a .595 save percentage.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the final 2016 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Friday, June 17th at Victor High School. The boys' game will start at 7:00 PM after the girls' play at 5:00 PM.
With the Pac-12 Conference poised to sponsor women’s lacrosse beginning in 2018, the Oregon athletic department wants to set its own lacrosse program on a championship course. To do so, the Ducks went out and hired a coach with championship pedigree.
The Ducks on Wednesday announced the hiring of Katrina Dowd as the second head coach in UO lacrosse history. Dowd replaces Jen Beck, who guided the program to a 120-97 record in its first 12 years of existence.
CBA Girls Lacrosse makes history. The Brothers won the New York State Class A Championship Saturday with an 11-6 win over Pittsford. With that win, CBA became the first school to win it all in all classes of competition. Fitting, the order in which they won was C-B-A.
Garden City (N.Y.), Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) and Mount Sinai (N.Y.) swept the New York state championships over the weekend to cement Top 10 rankings in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Girls' National Top 25.
Five-foot-10 midfielder is a multi-talented two-time first-team All-Western New York selection. "A huge threat all over the field," said one Western New York coach. Also a two-time Prep Talk Player of the Year in field hockey.
Led the Bulldogs to another Section VI title, his fourth straight and part of a five-year run for the program. “Evan Hollfelder can do just about anything he wants on the field,” says Hamburg coach Jerry Severino.
For the eighth straight season, Binghamton men's lacrosse at least matched its predicted preseason finish in the America East. BU took on a challenging schedule in 2016, facing four NCAA Tournament opponents. The Bearcats were stellar at home, posting a 4-2 record at the Bearcats Sports Complex. BU averaged nearly 13 goals per game on campus, including a pair of record-tying performances.
US Lacrosse is accepting new member applications for the Urban Lacrosse Alliance (ULA), an affiliation of like-minded organizations dedicated to expanding lacrosse opportunities for urban youth. If approved, ULA members receive resources from US Lacrosse to support lacrosse development in underserved areas.
No. 1 Victor (N.Y) minted its undefeated season and Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.) makes a Top 10 splash after finishing with 10 straight wins, as both claimed New York state championships Saturday, along with Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.).
The Section III Gordon Ohstrom Memorial boys lacrosse senior games will be held on Wednesday at West Genesee high school. The North vs. East game will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the West vs. the South will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Lacrosse Honors: Member of 2016 undefeated class A state champions, 22-0 and 44-0 over last two years; 2014 NYS Section V Class B Tournament MVP, (Sectional Champs) Monroe Cty All-League 1st team, All-Greater Rochester 1st Team, Maverik Showcase, 2015 Class A state champions, 22-0; 2015 NYS Section V Class B All-Tourney Team, (Sectional Champs) Monroe Cty All-League 1st Team, All-Greater Rochester 1st Team, Maverik Showcase, Undefeated NYS Class B Champions.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced the event roster for the 2016 MLL All-Star Game to be held on July 9th at Titan Stadium of Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA. The final two teams will be chosen the night prior, on July 8th, in a draft decided by this year's " MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy" contest winners. The game will be televised exclusively live on CBS Sports Network at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Hobart allowed just 11 extra-man goals this season. The Statesmen did not allow any extra-man goals in eight of their 17 games and limited seven opponents to just a single man-up goal. Only Cornell and Syracuse managed to score more than once with the man advantage. Both scored two. The Orange finished ninth in the nation in extra-man offense (.469).
Professional athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what pro athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best. Here’s a look at the daily diet of Josh Hawkins.
When 12-man protected rosters were announced this fall prior to the expansion draft, we were provided an unprecedented insight into every coach's mind. It was more than being a fly on the wall. (A fly can be swatted aside.) It was as if every front office decided to have their peepholes reversed, like Kramer and Newman. Suddenly, we could look in and see which players or positions a coach prized the most.
Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper Oren Lyons says he was deeply honored to be chosen to be among the speakers at Muhammad Ali’s funeral service. Lyons took the stage late Friday afternoon and told the crowd of mourners, “His spirit has a clear path to the creator.”
Mallory Frysinger knows the feeling of being a competitor. After Frysinger and the North Carolina Tar Heels won two NCAA Women’s Lacrosse titles over the last four years, the Corning East grad will now take her skills to the professional ranks.
I have been inspired to contact you since the display I witnessed Saturday night. This is not about the lacrosse team but about our amazing volunteer fire departments. We arrived back into Victor after a four-plus-hour drive from Middletown at 11:45 p.m. to a speechless display of fire trucks in the Tops plaza waiting to escort our boys proudly through Victor.
Ty Thompson (Salmon River) could not wait to get back on the field with the Rochester Rattlers. A year after playing in a career-high four games, he was determined to build on the finest campaign of his professional outdoor career.
This LaFayette Lacrosse tradition features a free cookout and both men's & women's alumni games. The women's alumni game will start ~11 am. The men's alumni game will start ~12:30. We will play a single game, and again use a multi-year, multi-era format. All men's players from all years should expect to come play at ~12:30.
The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended that three-second violations return to being major fouls for the 2017 season, while tweaking how the penalty is administered – 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.
. . . And that’s when Coron Broomfield, by himself, on his hands and knees in the middle of the field, leaned over to kiss the turf he just played on for the final time in a CA uniform. It’s an offering of gratitude and humility, respect and perspective.
Congratulations to the Capital District players selected to participate in the Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Girls’ events which will take place June 30th – July 3rd in Baltimore, MD. Additional information regarding the events and Capital District girls named as participants follow.
I was looking through some of my things as I unpacked from a recent move when I found an old sketch book full of my crudely drawn doodles. As I flipped through the pages, a small piece of paper fell out of my sketchbook. It was a letter from my brother Mikey, written roughly ten years ago.
Last week I ranted about the ever-increasing trend for bench players to perform various choreographed goal celebrations and, based on the number of “hits” that piece accumulated, it would appear that I struck a lacrosse nerve. This week I’m just going to complain some more – about youth tournaments, about silly pre-game practices, and other things I’ve seen this past season…
Ryan Archer took advantage of his extra opportunities throughout the NYS playoffs to edge New Hartford's Connor Nelson for the Points crown according to statistics at Syracuse.com on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Nelson was tops for Assists with 73, and Cazenovia's Cole Willard was the clear leader in Goals with 81. Five players besides Willard had more than 60 goals.
The Rochester Rattlers (3 - 3) continue their hot streak, winning tonight 18 to 8 over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Midfielder Jesse King again led the Rattlers with six goals. Goalie John Galloway had 14 saves in net for the Rattlers.
Have you ever wanted to captain your own Major League Lacrosse All-Star team? Now is your chance! MLL’s Ultimate Fan Fantasy will award two grand prize winners an All-Star game experience of a lifetime. Not only will you get to travel to the 2016 MLL All-Star game in Fullerton, California on July 9 th, but you’ll even be able to draft your team.
Forty-four victories in a row, and this one had to be the best of them all.
“It’s pretty surreal,” Victor senior attack Ryan Maloney said amidst a wild celebration Saturday afternoon on the turf field at Middletown High School following the Blue Devils’ pulsating 7-5 Class A state championship victory over Ward-Melville from Section XI.
Eighty-six seconds. That’s all it took to foil Pittsford’s bid to become Section V’s first Class A girls lacrosse state champion. The Panthers trailed 5-3 early in the second half, but Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse scored four times in a span of 1 minute, 26 seconds and went on to win, 11-6, at the State University College at Cortland.
Jamesville-DeWitt's juniors and seniors well remembered the 2014 Class B boys lacrosse state final game against Yorktown - a 10-9 loss in which the Huskers dominated face-offs and offensive possession.
The No. 1 state-ranked Red Rams turned the tables this morning at Middletown High School's Faller Field, dominating the fourth quarter to defeat the No. 3 Huskers, 9-6.
The Sound (2-0) jumped to a 7-2 lead. The Force (9-2) answered with two goals late in the first half, pulling within three on Alyssa Murray's goal — assisted by her former Syracuse teammate Michelle Tumolo — with 53 seconds remaining. But Long Island put the game away with four straight goals to start the second half, with Leonard twice feeding Gilroy to fuel the clinching run.
Perfection was delayed but not denied for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team Saturday. After nervously waiting out a pregame thunderstorm, the Brothers put the final brush strokes on their flawless season by beating Section V’s Pittsford 11-6 in the state Class A title game at SUNY Cortland.
Exactly thirty years ago, Jamesville-DeWitt’s boys lacrosse team earned a landmark state championship, establishing a legacy to which the next generation continues to add.
The Red Rams’ fifth state Class B title, but first since 2011, was claimed Saturday at Middletown High School, where a combination of timely strikes, consistent defense and great work down the stretch in the face-off circle produced a 9-6 victory over Yorktown.
If you know your lacrosse history, you know Ward Melville is rich with tradition. And while history is to be rightfully respected, it’s got to start somewhere and this is where the Victor boys enter the conversation.
In her professional debut, Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) did something she was never able to do as a collegian at Syracuse: take down Taylor Cummings.
Playing with the Boston Storm, Treanor had five goals and two assists, scoring the game-winning goal with under a minute to go as the Storm won in a 17-16 thriller over the Baltimore Ride at the University of Massachusetts.
This year marks the eighth year of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. And it marks the third year that we will hold a banquet to honor the all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits, June 27 at Ilio DiPaolo's.
In his final year at Towson, redshirt senior goalkeeper Tyler White (Corning East) became the all-time winningest goalkeeper in the Colonial Athletic Association era with 36 victories, ranked in the top 15 in both goals-against average and save percentage, and backstopped his team to a berth in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
But when the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) published its All-American list on May 28, White – who led Division I in goals-against average (6.89) and ranked 13th in save percentage (.556) – was not among the five goalies included on the first, second, third or honorable-mention teams.
[Freshman Olivia] Navaroli made up for a missed free position shot seconds earlier by stealing the ball and burying the game-winning goal 1 minute, 37 seconds into overtime to boost the Lakers to a thrilling 11-10 win over Section I’s Bronxville in a Class C state semifinal at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.
The Pittsford girls lacrosse team dug itself a four-goal hole in last year’s state tournament semifinals, but the Panthers made sure history didn’t repeat itself on Friday morning at State University College at Cortland.
Going 19-0 was wonderful – but for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team, it meant little unless it added two more wins and a state Class A title to make the 2016 season perfect. In Friday morning’s state semifinal at Tompkins County Community College, the Brothers took the penultimate step to that big prize, defeating Section I champion North Rockland 14-8.
Ending your season with a loss hurts. But it hurts even more when you know you can run with the team that just beat you. That’s pretty much the way the Victor girls are feeling today after their 2016 season ended in the Class B state semifinals with a 15-11 loss to Garden City at SUNY Cortland on Friday afternoon.
Friday’s appearance in the Class C state lacrosse tournament semifinals marked the eighth time in nine years that the girls from Honeoye Falls-Lima made it this far. But for the sixth time they lost, dropping a 10-3 decision to defending state champion Mount Sinai, the downstate team that beat the Cougars in last year’s final, 8-5.
Jacksonville University has landed a pair of lacrosse icons to lead its men's program as Providence College assistant coach John Galloway has been named head coach, JU Director of Athletics Alex Ricker-Gilbert said Friday.
Galloway, one of the young legends in the sport, has been at Providence four years after spending one year as a volunteer assistant at Duke and will bring one of the game's most famous players ever, Casey Powell, as his offensive coordinator.
Another season in the books, it's time to take a final look back and select our prime performers for honor as All-Americans. In Division III, NCAA champion Salisbury landed three on the squad, alongside Coach of the Year Jim Berkman. Tufts and Gettysburg had two selections each, with Jumbo attackman John Uppgren earning our Player of the Year nod.
Ahead of its weekend slate of matches, the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) officially announced today the names of six college seniors who are now eligible for play with their respective clubs following the completion of the 2016 NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament.
Yale head coach Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne) has signed a contract extension and will remain as the Bulldogs' leader, the Yale athletic department announced on Friday.
"There has been much speculation and rumor about jobs this summer," Shay said in a statement. "This gesture removes my name from all of it. There are a lot of great places to coach lacrosse, but there is only one Yale."
At just four years old, Rachel Zietz was running her own lemonade stand in the front yard of her family's home in Boca Raton, Fla. When the sun set, she'd head inside and search her siblings' rooms for unwanted stuffed animals and try to sell them to the other sibling for quarters.
"He was supportive of us for a long time," said Lyons, referring to Native Americans. "We had 'The Longest Walk' back in 1978 because some congressmen were pushing bills to eliminate many of the old treaties. We protested by walking from California to Washington, D.C. And Muhammad Ali was there with us in Washington.
Last year’s appearance in the state semifinals was an eye-opening experience for the Watertown girls lacrosse team. The Cyclones were soundly defeated by eventual state champion Eastport-South Manor of Long Island from the outset. Now a year wiser, this Watertown team has returned to the state final four, vowing they have learned much from that day.
Each season the US Lacrosse Officials Education Program receives emails from coaches, players, parents, and officials on game situations wondering what the correct ruling is. Here are the top 10 questions from the 2016 season.
The Watertown High School girls lacrosse team is heading into a big weekend. On Thursday, students, teachers and family lined the halls at WHS to give the girls a big send off as they head to Cortland for state semifinals.
There are three Section 1 girls lacrosse teams still alive in the pursuit of a state title. Yorktown will be going for its fifth state title, and first since 2006, while North Rockland and Bronxville will both be shooting for their first-ever state championships, with the semifinals being played on Friday at SUNY Cortland.
As one would expect at this point, there is no such thing as an easy opponent. The semifinals will pit Section 1 vs. Central New York's Section 3, one of the top areas in the state in terms of lacrosse talent.
Finger Lakes end of season awards come in with 24 First and 24 Second Team All County Players. There are also 22 Honorable Mention Players. In addition there were 2 All Americans and 2 Academic All Americans. As well as Co-Defensive Players of the Year, a Midfielder of the Year and an Offensive Player of the Year.
Monroe County End of Season Awards have 50 First and 50 Second Team All County Players. In addition there were 4 All Americans and 4 Academic All Americans. As well as Defensive Players of the Year, a Midfielder of the Year and an Offensive Player of the Year.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today 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 5 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.
Can we all agree that was one of the most exciting and fulfilling NCAA Final Four lacrosse tournaments we’ve seen in a long time? I am tempted to say “EVER” but there were a few classic matchups in the last century that I was able to witness up close. From my sweltering seat inside Lincoln Field I was blown away, cooled off and utterly astounded by the efforts of every single player and coach that took the field over Memorial Day Weekend.
Junior Conor Healey earned the distinction of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Metro/Upstate NY Offensive Player of the Year as the 2016 ECAC awards were announced this week for all spring sports including men's lacrosse. Head Coach Mike Mahoney was also tabbed as the Metro/Upstate NY Coach of the Year.
Like the midseason version of this exercise, Lacrosse Magazine's year-end NCAA Division I men's All-American list features a lot of Brown. Four Bears, including Tewaaraton Award winner Dylan Molloy, are represented here, including three at specialty positions: goalie, faceoff and long-stick midfield.
Connor Cannizzaro, Denver Jr.; Zach Miller, Denver Jr.; Sergio Salcido, Syracuse, Jr.
Through six games, the Florida Launch sit in Major League Lacrosse's basement as the only winless squad in the nine-team league. The team is last in MLL in goals scored per game and only two teams have allowed more goals per game.
While disappointing, it's not enough to keep midfielder Jovan Miller (CBA-Syracuse) down in the dumps. He's spent too much time being bitter about lacrosse and his career. It took travelling and life experience, but Miller truly is grateful to be back in MLL — and playing regularly.
Yes, the USILA rankings All-Americans are out and yes, this list follows closely along with it. However, when you’re talking Division II, there’s a much smaller sample size than in other divisions. The top players tend to stand out, which is what they did this year.
Rochester won the first battle with the Bayhawks in week #6 (May 28th), 18 to 14 in Rochester's first home game of the 2016 season. Jesse King led the way for the Rattlers with five goals and two assist. Goalie John Galloway was strong in goal for the home team with 15 saves.
I just finished watching the dab video that features the head coach of the 2016 National Championship lacrosse team dancing (dabbing) with his players in the locker room. His hat was on backwards, his team was erupting with intense joy and it made me smile. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to be on some incredible teams over the years and there is one common denominator that each of them shared — family and fun.
Editor’s Note: Brian Witmer is living in Vermont this Summer, and playing for the Vermont Voyageurs. Internet is spotty while living in the woods in an RV, but Witmer is pushing through, finding ways to connect, and keeping us posted on his free-spirited, lacrosse-filled Summer in Vermont!
Change is not foreign to the Victor girls lacrosse program, especially for this 2016 season in which it has been working with what’s essentially a rebuilt defense. But change hasn’t slowed the Blue Devils, who are in the Class B state semifinal round for a third straight season, and they’re hoping for more changes.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2016 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Friday, June 17th at Victor High School. The girls' game will start at 5:00 PM before the boys' play at 7:00 PM.
Penn Yan needed overtime for their trip to the Championships, and Victor has periods of running time in their win over Corning. Webster Thomas had a close first half with Jamesville-DeWitt, but finished their exciting season at CN-S today.
Bang! Bang! Bang! “Time to get up! Time to rise and be great! Time to make the world team!” It was 6:30am on the second day of tryouts for the 2006 United States Men’s Lacrosse Team when I was awoken by the loud and unmistakable sounds of lacrosse legend Peter Kohn walking the hallways of the dorm we were staying in.
“I’m proud to participate in Concussion Awareness Week and make the pledge to donate my brain, and I encourage others to do the same so together we can accelerate research on sports concussions,” said Crowley, who was both the MLL MVP and All-Star Game MVP in 2013. “In addition, as a youth coach, I am excited to help spread positive educational messaging around concussion to ensure a better, safer experience for the next generation of lacrosse players.”
“Coming into the season, we sat down and this is where we knew we’d be, in this game playing Caz, just like the last three years, and that was our goal, beat Caz and win the state championship,” senior midfielder Austin Fingar said Wednesday night.
After sluggish starts the past week, first in the Section V Class A championship game against Pittsford, and then in the state quarterfinal against Orchard Park, New York’s No. 1-ranked Class A team came out clicking on all cylinders and blew past Corning-Painted Post 15-4 in the state semifinals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Grayson Burns’ lack of sleep on Tuesday night wasn’t apparent on the lacrosse field Wednesday afternoon.
The Jamesville-DeWitt senior attacker, after a restless night fretting about the possible end of his high school career, snapped to attention in time to crank in five goals and pace the Red Rams to a 13-9 win over Section V’s Webster Thomas in a state Class B semifinal game at Cicero-North Syracuse.
A historic season for the Hawks (15-4), which saw them advance to the state semifinals for the first time as a district program, both opened and closed with lopsided losses to Victor (21-0). On March 22, Victor opened the season with a 10-goal win against Corning.
After a furious second-half rally by the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team forced overtime on Wednesday, the Lakers ultimately fell short 11-10 in the Class B state semifinals against Penn Yan. Senior Tate Stewart scored the game-winner two and a half minutes into the extra period, following a hectic final sequence which saw multiple changes in possession.
The Titans took down Hamburg, the state’s No. 1-ranked Class B boys’ lacrosse team, in the quarterfinals of the state tournament Saturday. Their reward for that impressive feat? A showdown with the new No. 1 team in the poll, Jamesville-Dewitt, but this time it was the perennial Section III powerhouse Red Rams who prevailed 13-9.
Alarms are sounding unnecessarily early in the bedrooms of a select group of Christian Brothers Academy senior girls lacrosse players today and Thursday.
Brothers coach Doug Sedgwick asked the seniors to get up at 6 a.m. even though their classes are over. Sedgwick wants the group back in early morning mode because that’s about the time they will have to rise in advance of Friday’s 9:30 a.m. Class A state semifinal against Section I’s North Rockland at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.
The Rochester Knighthawks are partnering with the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter to support the annual Herb Fitch Senior All-Star games. The boys’ and girls’ all-star games will be held on Friday, June 17th at Victor High School’s Corbit Field.
The Auburn boys and girls lacrosse programs have teamed up with Champions for Life to host the Upstate Lacrosse Association opening weekend on June 17 and 18. 190 teams from throughout Central New York will converge on Auburn Father’s Day Weekend, playing in nearly 200 games of lacrosse at Auburn High School and at Everest Park.
There will be no new No. 1 in this week's rankings, but it was close. Victor (N.Y.) had to overcome an 8-4 deficit to beat Pittsford (N.Y.) and advance to the Class A semifinals. Faceoff man TD Ierlan (Albany) has been huge for Victor as it looks to capture another title despite moving up a classification.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2016 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Friday, June 17th at Victor High School. The boys' game will start at 7:00 PM after the girls' play at 5:00 PM.
[Samantha] Roberts (Cicero-North Syracuse), a two-sport athlete (basketball and lacrosse), helped lead the women's basketball team to a 30-4 record and on to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Championship game.
[Matthew] Bennett (LaFayette), the sophomore attackman from the Onondaga Reservation, was named the college's outstanding male athlete of the year after helping lead the Lazers to the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse national championship game and to a 13-2 overall record. Bennett played in all 15 games for the Lazers this season. He tallied 60 points on 21 goals and 39 assists for the offense.
The final edition of the Recruiting Rundown / National 175 Prep Top 10 rankings reflects the amount of parity from PG teams throughout the last few months. Though it’s been clear that Hill Academy and Deerfield make up the top two, shuffling has taken place all over and the battle for the final few spots in Top 10.
LaxPower carries a LOT of quantitative data, but we've never delved much into traditional lacrosse player and team statistics. The interest in that data just doesn't warrant the effort required to maintain and present it. That said, the information is available at the NCAA's web sites for all three of the men's and women's divisions.
In week #7, Chesapeake beat the Charlotte Hounds, 12 to 8 on Friday night in Maryland. Walters led the way with five points (three goals and two assists). He was named the “Coca-Cola Player of the Game”. Mundorf and Danowski also scored three goals a piece to pace the home team. Phipps had another huge game, following up the Rochester game with sixteen saves.
Although there has been unprecedented growth of lacrosse in urban communities over the last few years, it is important to note urban lacrosse programs share some unique physical and demographic characteristics differentiating them from suburban and rural programs.
Thirty years after learning about lacrosse, Bohdan opted to learn about a critical aspect of lacrosse — officiating. He has since put the US Lacrosse Officials Education Program to work in Katy, Texas, going from student to teacher as the sport’s national governing body continues efforts to increase the quantity and quality of lacrosse officials.
Le Moyne College women's lacrosse senior attacker Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville) has been named the 2016 Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year, as voted upon by the conference's 15 senior women's administrators and announced at the conference's annual end-of-the-year banquet on Monday night at the Hilton Providence.
Monnat is the first Le Moyne College student-athlete to be named the conference's Woman of the Year, honors which student-athletes for their excellence in competition, in the classroom and in community service. She is now a candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced in October.
Yes, the Victor boys beat Corning this season and yes, it was a 10-goal victory. But that was on March 22, the first game of the season for both teams, and a lot — a whole lot — can change in two-and-a-half months.
Brandon Mullins showed why he was a first round draft pick for the Boston Cannons on Saturday. He certainly made his presence known on the field with one caused turnover and five groundballs while defending Atlanta attackman and former Syracuse teammate, Kevin Rice.
On Saturday June 11, 2016 Shaker Lacrosse will be hosting its’ annual Jason Decker Day, which will include an alumni game and youth lacrosse games. The event honors Jason Decker, a 1995 Shaker graduate who was an Academic All-American, three time first team all-league defenseman, and two-time Empire State Games player. A scholarship player at Georgetown, during his senior year Jason helped lead the Hoyas to their only appearance in the Final Four. Tragically he was killed in an automobile accident a year after graduation.
Fields (Bisop Timon) is one of 12 players across the eastern U.S. to earn this award. The USILA Third Team All-American helped UAlbany go 12-4 on the season, earning the America East regular season title and an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Carroll receives the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year award after she turned in a dominant two-way performance during her senior season for the Roos. The midfielder found the back of the net a remarkable 71 times and set up an additional 18 tallies to finish the year with 89 points, with all three of those totals representing team-highs. The senior also chipped in defensively, controlling a team-best 69 draws while scooping up a team-high 56 groundballs and causing a team-leading 44 turnovers. Carroll caged four or more goals on 10 different occasions including five games where she posted at least nine points.
50 years of great players, coaches and teams. Corning lacrosse has built a tradition of excellence. This year, the Hawks celebrate their 50th anniversary of play. In July, Corning will hold a special event weekend for alumni, coaches and friends.
The NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player during Syracuse's title run in 1988, an accomplished lacrosse official who drew the assignment of this year's NCAA Championship game and a longtime athletics administrator at Syracuse, Matt Palumb is set to be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 30th anniversary class.
The entire LaFayette community came together and, with the parents from the Onondaga Nation, everyone joined in supporting these young men. I can remember when the district school bus drivers would argue about who was going to drive the team bus to an away game.
Responsibilities for the successful candidate include directing all aspects of an NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse program including NCAA compliance, commitment to academic excellence, recruiting, budget, team travel, scheduling, player development and student-athlete welfare, practice, and skill development.
Jack Emmer received his first head college coaching position at Cortland State in 1970. During his three-year there, he posted a 32–6 record and led Cortland to a NCAA tournament appearance in 1972. Host Fred Opie asked him why so many of his players at Cortland went on to become great coaches.
The fire started around 10 a.m. Sunday when someone in the home placed the lacrosse stick on the couch. The laces on the stick were still hot from being burned as part of the repairs, the State Fire Marshall's Office said.
Not sure where it all started, but I’ve seen it once too many times now. What I’m about to say may not be popular, and there are those who will probably argue and say it’s no big deal, but I’m going to say it anyway.
All season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team found itself in tight games. The Hornets played 11 one-goal games - five of which were decided in overtime. But the final nail-biter of the season went against them.
Penn Yan had little trouble disposing of Akron 17-6. Not that this is anything new. The Mustangs (16-2) have now won the Class C Far West Regional 15 of the last 16 times they have played in it. The only loss came in 2011 to Silver Creek, and of course in 2010 they did not qualify for states as that was the only time in the last 19 years they didn’t win the Section V title.
In the first on-field event at the new US Lacrosse headquarters, the U.S. under-19 men's national team gathered for a training weekend in preparation for the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship, upcoming in just a month in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
With 30 seconds to go in Game Two of the National Lacrosse League finals, the Buffalo Bandits had exactly the situation they wanted in their game with the Saskatchewan Rush.
The score was tied, 10-10, and they had the ball. Buffalo had called time to set up a play for the league’s highest-scoring offense. A win seemed at least possible – a win that would send the series back to Buffalo for a deciding Game Three in a week.
Section V lacrosse proved it's dominance in the NYS Quarterfinals. Victor, Webster Thomas and Penn Yan each faced off against a Buffalo area team in the Far West Regional Finals. Victor trailed Orchard Park after the first quarter but the Blue Devils got back to their winning ways, and quick. As Victor now moves one step closer to defending their NYS Class A title beating Orchard Park 17-7.
After a back-and-forth game that featured multiple ties and lead changes, the Bandits answered a three-goal Saskatchewan run with a Kevin Brownell tally to the tie the game 10-10 with 4:24 remaining in the game.
However, with just 12 seconds left on the clock, Jeff Cornwall picked up a Buffalo rebound that bounced high off the boards behind the Saskatchewan net, raced the length of the floor uncontested, and converted past Buffalo goaltender Anthony Cosmo to put the Rush ahead.
Syracuse University didn't have to look far to find an athletic, versatile Class of 2017 standout with ideal size. In fact, Casey Rogers is already part of the Syracuse lax family. His father, Lelan Rogers, a 1987 Syracuse grad, just finished his ninth season as assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Orange.
It did not matter if you were a five-time reigning sectional champion, or if you had an undefeated season. The harsh reality again for local teams was that Section V is Section V, and its game is on another level.
Corning’s boys lacrosse team earned its first state tournament victory as a combined program Saturday night, courtesy of a spirited fourth-quarter comeback and an overtime winner from junior Cale Donegan that set off a massive celebration on the turf at Vestal High School’s Dick Hoover Stadium.
Jamesville-DeWitt warmed up for yet another appearance in the state boys lacrosse final four by breezing to a 15-2 victory over Section IV champion Horseheads today in a Class B quarterfinal game at Vestal High School.
Kira Kolb scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with just under six minutes left in the game to give Watertown a 9-8 win over Vestal in a Class B regional contest at West Genesee High School. The Cyclones (19-1) will next face Yorktown, 10-0 OT winners over Niskayuna, noon on Friday at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Skaneateles overwhelmed Chenango Forks in every aspect.
The Lakers shut out the Blue Devils in the first half and had 12 different girls register a point, as Section III champion Skaneateles routed Section IV’s Chenango Forks, 12-1, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Lacrosse Class C Regional Final at West Genesee High School Saturday.
“He’s got courage,” Thomas coach Rob Ruller said. “Yonks played great. Even as a little kid, I remember watching him in fifth and sixth grade, youth championship game, he stood on his head. I knew the kid was good, and our coaches did a great job working with him. He believes in himself and he did a great job. I’m happy for him.”
“When she’s clicking everybody else is clicking. She just completely changes how our team functions,” Pittsford coach Donovan Lopez said of Plain. “I think in the last three weeks we’re probably averaging 15 to 16 goals a game where before that we were at about nine or 10. She’s a huge part of that.”
It was a familiar story in the first two games of the Far West Regionals in girls lacrosse Saturday afternoon at Pittsford-Sutherland High School in suburban Rochester. Pittsford jumped to a 12-2 halftime lead against Lancaster on its way to an 19-3 victory in the Class A game. In the Class B regional, Victor used a colossal 10-2 second half to rout Hamburg, 23-9.
Shaker girls' lacrosse coach Abby Rehfuss said many people pegged this season as a rebuilding year for the program, but it was far from that as the Blue Bison competed in their third regional final in five years on Saturday.
What the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team lost should have derailed its season. Alissa Franze, Alexa Franze and Ellie Petraccione made sure that didn’t happen.
“They’ve been the key to this whole thing,” Niskayuna head coach Jason Bach said minutes after his team’s 14-8 victory in Wednesday’s Section II Class B championship game against Queensbury.
The North Team took two out of three Senior All-Star Games, prevailing in the Division I and Division III battles but falling in the Division II game. The triple header was played at Cabrini College in front of a capacity crowd at Edith Robb Dixon Field for the third consecutive year.
For the first time in Maine-Endwell boy's lacrosse program history, the Spartans will play in a state playoff game on Saturday. The Spartans got no favors with their first-ever state playoff matchup however. M-E faces Section III's Cazenovia who is regarded as not only one the best teams in all of Class C, but in any class.
SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse defender Colleen Wright (Huntington Station/Huntington) has been chosen to the North roster for the 2016 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game. The contest will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., in conjuction with the Div. I and Div. II North-South games.
After losing a hard-fought Game 1 at First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Bandits will look to keep their championship aspirations alive on the road Saturday when they take on the Saskatchewan Rush in Game 2 of the Champion’s Cup Finals.
Every spring in Upstate New York we witness the birth of new life as the buds on trees begin to form and the seemingly eternal grey turns to plush green. New lacrosse teams get together for the first time and start to plot out their season goals and begin their journeys toward undefeated seasons and championships. And then the next thing we know, suddenly spring is coming to a close and the school season is over. But hardcore lacrosse players know that its not time to put their sticks away just yet, because now its time for summer ball.
After Section 1 swept Section 9 in Wednesday’s regional semifinals, North Rockland, Yorktown and Bronxville will all travel up to Mohonasen High School (Section 2) on Saturday to take on Shaker, Niskayuna and Scotia-Glenville.
In the meantime, here are the scouting reports on what to expect and what to keep an eye on. Big thanks to the Times Union‘s Jess Koehler, who was kind enough to give me some insight into Section 2’s teams. Be sure to give her a follow on Twitter (@JKoehlerTU); she’ll be providing coverage as well.
Hamburg and Orchard Park are already considered boys lacrosse dynasties in Section VI. They’re not alone, as Akron joined Western New York’s elite by flaunting a finishing touch in the clutch to join the list of three-time champions.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced Brown University attackman Dylan Molloy and University of Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings as the winners of the 16th annual Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse players in the United States.
Julie Pierce is fully aware of the daunting task her team faces Saturday. Corning (12-5) will take on undefeated Christian Brothers Academy (18-0) in a Class A girls lacrosse state quarterfinal playoff game at 5 p.m. Saturday at West Genesee High School.
Four SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse players have been selected to the 2016 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Div. III All-America team. Senior midfielder/faceoff specialist Pat Baldwin (Alpharetta, GA) was chosen to the All-America second team, while senior attack Zach Hopps (Akwesasne/Massena), freshman midfielder Joey Panariello (Islip) and junior defenseman David Foster (Farmingville/Sachem East) were honorable mention recipients.
The Rochester Rattlers (2 - 3) won 13 to 9 against the Ohio Machine on Thursday night. Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville) led the way with four goals. Ned Crotty had two goals and four assists. John Galloway (West Genesee) had a huge game, making twenty-one saves in net for the Rattlers.
Section 6 Boys
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Section 6 Boys Champions -
Class A: Orchard Park 15, Lancaster 4
Class B: Hamburg 15, Niagara-Wheatfield 7
Class C: Akron 15, Gowanda 14.
Stories to follow.
NYS Girls Outbracket Games
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From SUNY Canton -
Class B: Vestal 17, Massena 6
Class C: Chenango Forks 13, Canton 4
Stories to follow.
Opening the pregame radio show broadcast last Saturday night, we lifted a few lyrics from the Tragically Hip song, "Ahead by a Century."
“With illusions of someday casting a golden light. No dress rehearsal. This is our life.” Following opening night of the NLL’s Champion Cup Finals, the golden light shines on the city of Saskatoon, home to the Rush and site of game 2.
Lakers senior attacker Jake Lewis posted four goals and seven assists for a game-high 11 points under the lights of Bragman Stadium at Cicero-North Syracuse High School to help his team get one step closer to a state title.
The Victor High School (N.Y.) boys' lacrosse team hardly seemed tested entering the postseason. So, finding themselves in a four-goal hole in the third quarter of their sectional final against Pittsford (N.Y.), the Blue Devils could have panicked.
One couldn’t help but think this could be the year Lancaster’s reign as queens of girls lacrosse in Section VI ended at the hands of old friend Frontier, considering the defending champions only slipped past their rival by a single goal in each of the two regular-season meetings.
Right from the very beginning of their unparalleled 25-year history in the NLL, the Buffalo Bandits have maintained a winning tradition. It began with back-to-back championships in their first two years in the League (then called the Major Indoor Lacrosse League), continued with a third in 1996 and, with key pieces still in place from those early teams, came full circle with a fourth title in 2008.
Many fans still watch the Men's Division I lacrosse semifinals and championship in person every year. For the "final four" event at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this year, the semifinals drew 33,137 and the championship 26,749 for a total of 59,886 fans. The figure for 2016 is the highest total in the last four years, which is encouraging.
The Red Rams had 10 different scorers in the victory and after leading the Red Raiders by just a goal midway through the first quarter, they took their play to another level over the final 42 minutes of action.
For a small coverage area, we certainly are lacrosse rich . . . We have local lacrosse players succeeding at almost every level, whether it’s the pros, college or high school. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:
The second quarter seemed to be Greenwich’s undoing Wednesday, as Pleasantville outscored the Witches 7-0 in that period en route to a 14-2 win in a Class C boys lacrosse regional semifinal at Yorktown.
On one side of the Section V Girls Lacrosse Class C Tournament final was a first-time title contender. On the other side was Honeoye Falls-Lima, a repeat champion that had little trouble grabbing another championship Wednesday night.
Top seeded Penn Yan scored nearly all their goals in a set of two runs to defeat third seeded Aquinas 9-7.
Second seeded Webster Thomas took the lead late in the first quarter and never looked back. The Titans defeated Canandaigua (fourth seed) 16-10. This was only the third time in 10 years that the #1 seed was not present in the finals.
The Blue Devils walked into the Class B sectional tournament with as many wins as losses, but walked away with the championship trophy Wednesday for the third consecutive year after an 18-12 win over Spencerport.
From Pittsford Sutherland's Ordiway Field, the skyscrapers of the Rochester peak teasingly on the distant horizon, close enough to see, but far enough where it seems impossible to get there quickly. For the Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team, the same could be said for A Section V championship.
Tied at halftime, Shaker scored the first four goals in the second half of Wednesday’s Section II Class A girls’ lacrosse title game before needing to hold off a late Guilderland charge in a 10-9 victory.
Canton’s boys lacrosse team started off strong but eventually was overwhelmed by Section 3 champion Cazenovia, falling 18-6, in a state Class C first-round game Wednesday night at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Corning girls lacrosse is back in the New York State regional playoffs. The Hawks will square off with Syracuse CBA on Saturday at West Genesee High School, first draw is at 5 p.m. It's the second straight Section IV Class A title and fourth in the last five years for Corning.
The first shot of the game from the Shenendehowa boys' lacrosse attempted Wednesday was taken by senior standout Owen Putman. He rifled the ball and it hit the left post, clanging back into the field of play. It truly was an uphill battle all evening for the Plainsmen.
Nine years ago, Abby Rehfuss was on the field competing in a Section II girls' lacrosse championship with her Shaker teammates, and on Wednesday, Rehfuss found herself back at a sectional final, but this time on the sidelines as the Blue Bison's head coach.
How well do you know the Rochester Rattlers players? We will feature an article each week with one of our #Ratz players. Since it’s Memorial Day, we sat down with Army grad, Jeremy Boltus. Here’s our questions:
"I thought Carolina played a perfect game,'' Gait said earlier this week. "We didn't execute our (gameplan), but Carolina executed theirs to perfection. Never woulda, shoulda, coulda. You play, and you either make it or you don't.
Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) is one of four finalists for the Honda Sports Award for women's lacrosse. The list of nominees was announced on Wednesday, June 1 by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
Nate Gee, a sophomore on the Blue Raiders, will play in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in July. His brother, Sam, was also selected to play in the prestigous event in Richmond, Virginia July 19th through the 22nd.
Le Moyne coach Dan Sheehan knows his team’s identity. It’s tough and defense-oriented, and it has nothing to do with its opponent — even if that opponent scores 20 goals per game and seems destined for its third-straight NCAA championship.
So Sheehan focused on and trusted his Dolphins, putting up a plan that played into his team’s strength and was the blueprint for an 8-4 win against Limestone in the NCAA Championship game Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Before the bagpipes played and the Bandits took the field on Saturday night, a black-and-orange crowd formed in Tops Alumni Plaza in anticipation of a night eight years in the making. Temperatures in the 80s made the wintry nights of the regular season feel like a distant memory and served as a reminder of the situation at hand: The Bandits were back in the Champion's Cup Finals.
Pittsford came into the "Big Game" ready to avenge their earlier loss and eager to prove that they could be "the top team in the country and they nearly did so. After leading for most of the game. Victor senior attackman scored three goals in a row to give the Blue Devils their second and final lead of the game.
The Red Raiders (13-4) saw a five-year championship run end last spring when they fell to Salmon River, in a game that was part of the documentary “Keepers of the Game,” which aired recently on ABC and ESPN channels.
This is the sixth year for the Section Five All-Section Team. It is an effort by the Lacrosse Committee and the coaches of Section Five to identify some of the top players among the over 1,100 varsity players in the section this year. Nominations for the lists came from Head coaches, administrators and SportsFive personnel. This year 15 players were selected for the first team, 13 players for second team and this year, 12 players on the third team.
Both local teams take the Mohonasen High School field on Wednesday in pursuit of titles. Schuylerville faces Scotia in the Class C final at 3 p.m., and Queensbury takes on Niskayuna for the ‘B’ crown at 5 p.m. Winners advance to the regional finals on Saturday at a Section II site.
It wasn’t so much that Randy Staats (OCC/Syracuse) opened his rookie season with 3 goals in his first game, or second game, or fourth game. It was more about how he looked doing it. The 6-foot-2 right-hander out of Six Nations looked right at home in the National Lacrosse League right from the start, and he used that smooth and poetic shooting form to score a rookie record 95 points. His immediate and then sustained impact as a young leader is what set him apart from the rest of this very talented rookie class to earn the nod as ILIndoor’s Rookie of the Year for 2016.
Recognition may have been a bit slow coming for Joel White (Cortland HS/Syrcuse), but people around the National Lacrosse League are definitely aware of what the American player can do now after five years in the league. His best season as a pro has resulted in White being recognized as IL Indoor's Transition Player of the Year in one of the tightest award votes of the season.
There may have been some concern, but there was never panic on the Victor sideline when the Blue Devils – the No. 1 Class A boys’ lacrosse team in New York State – fell behind by four goals early in the third quarter Tuesday night.
With Skaneateles’ defense stifling Marcellus at one end in the first half, the offense steadily built the lead.
The Mustangs were held off the scoreboard for the first 22 minutes and the Lakers took a five-goal advantage by halftime. Marcellus rallied late but came up short, as the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team hung on for a 9-7 win in the Section III, Class C championship game at the Carrier Dome Tuesday.
The Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse players didn't forget last year's heart-breaking 8-7 loss to West Genesee in the Class A sectional championship game.
So even though the opponent was Cicero-North Syracuse rather than the Wildcats, the Brothers were focused from the start on not enduring a repeat of the 2015 loss.
They come at you from all directions, and it doesn’t really matter who has the ball in scoring position for the Pittsford girls’ lacrosse team because every one of them can bury it.
“That’s what makes our team special and differentiates our team from other teams in Section V,” said senior midfielder-attacker Maddie Miller.
After capturing their second NCAA Championship in the past four years, the University of North Carolina (20-2) took over the top spot in the final IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll, claiming all 20 available first place votes. The Tar Heels took down Maryland (22-1) in the Championship game on Sunday, knocking the Terps out of the top spot for the first time this season. After returning to the semi-finals for the first time since 1999, Penn State (14-7) made a big jump in the final poll, landing in the fourth position, while Penn climbed to #9.
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Senior Kayla Treanor and freshman Nicole Levy were selected to the 2016 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team. The pair were honored for their performances against Maryland in the national semifinals.
When the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team walked off of the field at Mohonasen High School Section II Class A champions Friday night, they did so after learning from their mistakes during an 18-10 regular-season loss to Niskayuna on April 27.
Senior co-captain Erika Johnson (Fulton) will represent Ithaca College at the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association's annual North/South Senior All-Star game, to be held Saturday, June 4 at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa.
After his playing career, Emmer spent 35 seasons as a head coach at Cortland State, Washington and Lee and Army. In 1974, he earned the Morris Touchstone Award for National Coach of the Year and in 2003 he received the Howdy Meyers Man of the Year Award. When he retired in 2005, his 326 career wins made him, at that time, the winningest lacrosse coach in NCAA history. He took his squads to a total of 19 NCAA Tournaments.
Solomon burst onto the national scene as a freshman with 103 points. Solomon finished his high school lacrosse career as the No. 3 player all-time for career points. The future Syracuse player became just the third player* to reach at least 600 career points, joining Zed Williams and Justin Anderson.