Syracuse University's second Class of 2020 commitment comes from Suffolk County (NY) where Mount Sinai A/M Russell Maher has verballed to Syracuse, a decision was first reported by Joe Lombardi on Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
A skilled lefty, the 6-foot, 160-pound Maher, a lefty, is an adept dodger who also has a strong and accurate shot. He's Syracuse's second freshman commit, joining attackman Cameron Hay from two-time state champ Victor.
IL’s No. 1 incoming goalie, North Carolina-bound Jack Pezzulla, has shown an ability to adapt to change. In Pezzulla’s senior season at Boys’ Latin, new head coach Brian Farrell switched his defense from man-to-man to zone during the team’s run to the playoffs. The move worked, allowing the defense to play to Pezzulla’s strengths. He racked up 153 saves and a 7.6 goals against average, while the Lakers finished with a 14-4 record and an appearance in the MIAA A championship game.
I sat down with Merrill for our segment the training table which looks at athletes, food, and conditioning youth sports and professional ranks. Brody is a veteran player and professional indoor and outdoor lacrosse player at a three-time member of the Canadian national team.
Two days after going primarily with offense at the 2016 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, the Rochester Knighthawks reinforced their defense by signing free agent Jordan Houtby (pronounced HOUT-bee) to a one-year deal.
The Lacrosse All Stars crew has arrived on location at the beautiful new Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes, aka the pavilion field house on the Onondaga Nation Reservation. After a day’s effort to get the venue all set up for everyone to arrive, we’re finally geared up enough to start looking at match-ups and make some possible predictions.
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Ryan Zimmerman (Westhill), a 5-foot, 9-inch, 160 pound attack, is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. and attended West Hill High School, where he played lacrosse and soccer. He totaled 164 goals and 143 assists during his career and was a First-Team All-Central New York and First-Team All-League selection as a senior in 2016. Zimmerman holds Westhill’s single-season points record (103) and career scoring record (307 points).
Fresno State lacrosse head coach, Jessica Giglio, announced the addition of Brice Queener (Penn Yan) to the Bulldogs coaching staff on Wednesday. Queener joins sixth-year assistant coach Sarah Lautenbach as the program's assistant coaches.
Ryan McNulty, from Bishop Shanahan (Pa.), enters his freshman year at Loyola as IL’s No. 1 defenseman. A three-sport athlete, McNulty is 6-2, 210 pounds, and played wide receiver and shooting guard in high school. He has a tremendous stick, accounting for 12 goals, 16 assists and 136 groundballs in 22 games as a senior last spring.
Since verbally committing as a rising sophomore, IL’s No. 1 incoming midfielder Dox Aitken has wowed the lacrosse world with his superior athleticism and nasty outside shot. As a junior he starred on arguably one of the greatest high school teams of all time, helping Haverford (Pa.) finish 26-0 and earn the UA/IL No. 1 ranking, scoring 46 goals and scooping 58 groundballs that season for the Fords. He followed that with a 57-goal senior year.
The National Lacrosse League officially announced 2016 NLL Season Awards winners along with All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams on a night that culminated with Tracey Kelusky, Josh Sanderson and John Tavares being inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2016 during a ceremony at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont. on Tuesday night.
The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith has been named the National Lacrosse League’s Most Valuable Player following a record-setting 2016 campaign. Smith was nominated for the honor alongside Shawn Evans of the New England Black Wolves and Mark Matthews of the Saskatchewan Rush.
Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith has been named the National Lacrosse League's Most Valuable Player following a record-setting 2016 campaign. Smith was nominated for the honor alongside Shawn Evans of the New England Black Wolves and Mark Matthews of the Saskatchewan Rush.
The fourth annual Room2Smile Fall Classic will be held on Sunday, October 2nd at Le Moyne College and features three elite men's lacrosse programs from Upstate New York. Serving as the host, the Le Moyne men's lacrosse will once again welcome RIT and Onondaga Community College to campus for a series of scrimmages beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Ted Grant Field. New for this year's event will be a women's game featuring the Le Moyne women's lacrosse team and Canisius College.
Today we release the full LASNAI Game Schedule! We already knew who was in each pool group, but now we know when they play, and how this whole thing is going to shake out! It’s been highly anticipated, but LASNAI week is upon us! It all kicks off Thursday!
Jedidiah Hammill is one of many North Country natives to excel in athletics while wearing a SUNY Potsdam jersey. At first he didn't seem destined to play for the Bears, but when he graduated in 2003, Hammill ranked third in scoring in Potsdam men's lacrosse history.
The results of the six-round NLL Draft held Monday, September 26, 2016.
New England (from Buffalo via Georgia): Seth Oakes (Albany)
Saskatchewan* (from New England via Georgia): Matthew Hossack (RIT)
Georgia (from Colorado): Leo Stouros (Colgate)
New England (from Saskatchewan): Doug Jamieson (Onondaga CC)
Georgia: Warren Hill (Syracuse)
Rochester: Brine Rice (Onondaga CC)
The Buffalo Bandits today selected six players at the 2016 NLL Draft in Toronto, including two in the second round. The team also acquired transition player Brad Self from the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for a second-round pick (16th overall) in the draft.
The Rochester Knighthawks went with offense by selecting forwards Josh Currier and Kyle Jackson with the sixth and seventh overall picks in the 2016 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Rochester used five of its six selections Monday night to take offensive players.
US Lacrosse today announced a new partnership with the Sankofa Lacrosse Foundation to offer free youth clinics for those from underrepresented lacrosse communities. US Lacrosse will work with local organizations to plan and implement the clinics, while Sankofa affiliated players will serve as the clinicians providing the hands-on instruction.
[Mike] Poppleton (Fayetteville-Manlius)comes to Drexel from the Shipley School, where he served as an assistant coach last season. In addition, Poppleton is the owner of three companies, All-America Face Off, All-America Draw and All-America Goalie. He previously worked in sales for STX and in purchasing for Under Armour.
US Lacrosse is excited to welcome the top women’s lacrosse players in the world to its new headquarters for the Team USA Fall Classic. This event features the top four medal contenders for next summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship — Australia, Canada, England and the United States, the defending champion from 2013, along with 2016 NCAA champion North Carolina. We look forward to you joining us.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse game will square off with local rivals in a Fall Ball tripleheader at Clarkson University this Sunday, Oct. 2. The Bears will open up against the crosstown Golden Knights at 9 a.m. At 10:20 a.m., Potsdam will battle St. Lawrence University, before closing out the action with a 12:30 p.m. contest with SUNY Canton. See the full schedule below:
It may not be Memorial Day Weekend, but there’s plenty of great lacrosse action going on all around us. All you have to do is a little searching – or keep reading; I’ll tell you where you need to be. Field or box, high school, college, or post-collegiate, there’s lacrosse going on all over the place. Let me give you just a few examples . . .
In an annual exhibition game, Syracuse squared off with its Alumni All-Stars in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Alumni All-Stars beat SU’s current team, 8-4, in the Orange Alumni Classic, which offered the first real glimpse of a 2017 team that will be without several key contributors from the season before. Here’s three takeaways from the Orange’s fall exhibition.
Congratulations to the Oshweken Aces for winning the 2016 Nations Cup. The Aces faced the Tyendinaga Spearmen and came away with a 12-5 win. In the Bronze medal game, Native Sons edged the Onondaga Porch Dwellers 7-6.
Our Fall/Winter program offers sessions for boys and girls, grades K-6. Sessions are held at the Turin Sports Dome on Hogan Rd. No prior lacrosse experience required. This is a great opportunity for kids who are interested in lacrosse to try it out, and learn the basics of the game. For experienced players, it’s a chance to ‘blow the dust off their sticks’, and work on fundamental skills before the Spring season begins.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team hosted its annual Orange Alumni Classic where the alumni defeated the varsity roster 8-4 in a scrimmage that lasted just three quarters before the current 'Cuse squad held an intra-squad scrimmage.
Coaches see players come and go and with any luck, they get to see players keep going. It’s a special feeling for coaches to see the kids they coached in high school become young adults. And when those former players become parents, coaches and employed members of society, the pride cannot be measured.
By contrast, the pain of seeing life cut short for a former athlete cannot be measured.
The next wave of Syracuse University lacrosse stars is not quite ready to take over just yet. A squad of recent Syracuse alumni all-star lacrosse players beat the current group 8-4 in the program's annual fall contest on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
Marti graduated with a radio degree from SU in 1950, a mere 66 years ago ("We didn't have television then,'' he said). He said he had never seen a lacrosse game before arriving at Syracuse. Marti was a soccer player and a boxer at the school, and in the latter sport he was also coached by the legendary Roy Simmons Sr.
With the memory of Kevin Cook (Carthage) weighing on their hearts and minds Friday night, the Carthage football team delivered a performance that would have prompted the team’s excitable former manager to declare them: “Champions of the world.”
The victory came one day after Cook, a longtime manager for the football and boys lacrosse teams who was born with Down syndrome, died at age 56 in his home under the care of family and friends.
Tim Johnson had a flash of pained boyhood memory as he watched the national debate over whether to stand for the flag, during the national anthem. Johnson is a Mohawk, a member of the Six Nations, raised in North Tonawanda. He remembers, as a child in public schools, standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and feeling concern about the absence of native history from what he was being taught.
The All-Americans who will be inducted are Kevin Boothe '05, football; Joe Boulukos '06, men's lacrosse; Robert Katz '78, men's lacrosse; Dustin Manotti '06, wrestling; and Matt Moulson '06, men's ice hockey.
This weekend, several prominent Division I programs will host their alumni and test their fall squads against past graduates. Current Cascade athletes Mike Chanenchuk and Jojo Marasco will return to their respective college campuses to compete against the current Maryland and Syracuse fallball lineups. Both players will be doing so in style sporting brand new Cascade R helmets with custom decals from Pro Athletics. We have your exclusive and detailed first look at both of those lids.
Matt Kerwick, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that seniors Ryan Matthews and Marshall Peters, junior Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius), and sophomore Clarke Petterson will serve as captains for the upcoming 2017 season.
When people think of club sports, they may think that they are nothing more than low competitive pick-up games that kids play whenever they please. However, club sports are actually extremely competitive in nature and are highly sought after by the student body. The Oswego State Club Lacrosse team in particular prides themselves on offering students the ability to play a sport in a way that is fun, yet intense, without consuming or demanding too much time from the player.
The Madison Cortland Arc and Cazenovia College are screening “Keeper of the Kohn,” a documentary on lacrosse manager Myron “Peter” Kohn, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Catherine Cummings Theatre, 8 Lincklaen St. Cazenovia.
Monday has the potential to be a very special night for several members of the Buffalo Bandits organization. The NLL is hosting its annual awards ceremony in Oakville, Ont. and Buffalo has six players and members of the front office up for seven awards.
Siena Women’s Lacrosse will hold a fall clinic and prospect day on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. The clinic is open to all girls in Grades 9-12 and the cost is $80 for the session.
The UAlbany women’s lacrosse program is calling all former players to return to campus for the annual alumni game on Saturday, October 15th at noon. The annual alumni game pits the former Great Danes against the current UAlbany squad on John Fallon Field.
Murray also talks about bouncing back from a knee injury she suffered her senior year of high school. "I wondered if I'd ever be as fast as I was," Murray said. She went on to Syracuse University and had a banner career. Murray earned first-team All-Amercia honors her last three seasons, topping 100 points all three years. She finished her career with 362 points to rank among the Top 10 in NCAA history.
In conjunction with our Living Legacy exhibit, we will be screening a new documentary produced by the Oneida Indian Nation, titled Lacrosse Stick Maker. The film follows the last Oneida lacrosse Stick maker from the forest to the finished stick.
Bella Falcone | M | Skaneateles, NY | Skaneateles
Prior to Marquette: Lettered all four years in lacrosse at Skaneateles High School under the direction of Bridget Marquardt ... Was an honorable mention All-League selection as a sophomore before earning second team honors in each of her junior and senior seasons ... Selected as a Lacrosse All-Star in each of her final two seasons and a scholar-athlete as a senior
One of the main characteristics of modern lacrosse heads is the use of different textures and cutouts to create a unique design. Whether it is a matte finish or a cross-hatching design element, new heads present a challenge to aftermarket design. Dyeing lacrosse heads has been a mainstay of expression in lacrosse that has ebbed and flowed. Right now the dye community is dealing with the challenges presented by new textures and designs — here are the pros and cons of that struggle presented by two of the best dyers in the community.
The Ivy League, continuing its commitment to a student-centered model of Division I athletics, has proposed NCAA legislation to allow prospective student-athletes more time in the recruiting process to make the important decision of where to attend college.
“The pressure on prospective student-athletes to commit to a specific college earlier and earlier is a national issue,” said Executive Director Robin Harris. “It causes stress for prospects and their families, as they are often asked to make a life-altering decision as high school freshmen or sophomores, and sometimes even before they have started high school.
But Syracuse fans shouldn’t freak out.
The magazine doesn’t account for transfers, an area that has become an increasingly important part of the game and something in which Syracuse has excelled in recent years.
What’s weird about it is that Syracuse actually continues to lead the nation in home attendance. The 4,103 fans per game led the way over Ohio State (3,819) and Maryland (3,101). That said, that number is actually down 20 percent from 2015 when they averaged 4,802 per home game. For perspective, SU averaged 4,140 per game in 2014 and 3,859 per game in 2013.
As part of women's lacrosse Alumni Weekend, head coach Jenny Graap announced the team's award winners for the 2016 season at Sunday's awards banquet. A total of seven different awards were given to six different players for unique contributions to the team during the 2016 season.
Twenty one former Orange standouts will represent the Alumni All-Stars against the current 'Cuse squad in this year's alumni game, with another 32 former Syracuse greats returning to participate in the Legends Game.
Connor Shellenberger, an atttackman from St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.), is the No. 1-ranked recruit in the 2016 Young Gun Sophomore rankings (Class of 2019). No other player in his class right now is as polished offensively as he is, able to play top left, top right, from X or attack from GLE.
US Lacrosse today opened team registration for the ninth annual US Lacrosse Nationals, set for July 28-30, 2017, in Richmond, Va. The #USLNationals represents lacrosse’s best-run tournament for boys and girls teams in the 14U, 13U and 12U divisions.
Recently, US Lacrosse published a summary of the changes that are happening to the youth lacrosse rules (boys | girls), effective in 2017. There are some that feel these changes have gone “too far” and are ruining the sport of lacrosse.
The 2016 Greater Syracuse College Showcase will be held on Saturday, November 5 (9AM to 4PM) at Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, NY. (3800 Lee Mulroy Road). We were forced to move it out of January due to the new NCAA recruiting calendar.
Colgate head coach Mike Murphy calls his Class of 2020 recruiting haul the best in program history. It's certainly the most decorated in Murphy's five-year Colgate tenure, and that's saying something since the Raiders under Murphy consistently have been among the Patriot League's elite.
After another spectacular high school season, being named the 2016 Heather Leigh Albert award recipient at the US Lacrosse Schoolgirls National Tournament and wowing at the Under Armour Underclass Games, Jamie Ortega ascends to the top spot of the 2016 Young Gun Senior Rankings. Ortega headlined a Middle Country team that went 16-2 last spring, and the All-American paced the Wolverines with 82 goals and 42 assists as a two-way player under coach Lindsay Dolson. The heralded Long Island recruit heads to North Carolina with an ability to contribute right away.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2017 NLL regular season schedule, marking the 31st year of professional indoor lacrosse at the sport's highest level. The 81-game season, consisting of 18 games per team, will begin with the start of NLL Face Off Weekend on Thursday, Dec. 29 with the Rochester Knighthawks hosting the Toronto Rock for an East rivalry matchup before the Colorado Mammoth visits the East Division champion Buffalo Bandits on Friday, Dec. 30 to round out Week 1.
The Bandits will open the campaign at home on Dec. 30 when the Colorado Mammoth visit Buffalo for the only meeting between the clubs this season. The team will then play two additional home games before visiting the New England Black Wolves for the first road game of the season on Jan. 28.
On September 17-18, 2016 Siena Men’s Lacrosse celebrated its’ alumni weekend. The weekend included a golf outing, dinner, and a pair of alumni games. The first game featured the “more seasoned” Siena Lacrosse alumni and guest players from the area, while the second game saw the current Saints scrimmage recent program alumni. Check out the video below for some comments from Head Coach John Svec regarding alumni weekend, as well as some highlights from the scrimmage between the current team and recent alumni.
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has recently approved girls' youth lacrosse rules that align with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). The new rules are based on the core values of the LADM, which is to encourage skill development and grow participation by promoting a safe and fun playing environment through developmentally appropriate rule sets tailored to specific age groupings.
In early 2016, the US Lacrosse Board of Directors tasked the Men's Game Rules Subcommittee to develop rules of play that support the LADM. The new rules follow the LADM recommendation that small-sided games be played at younger ages, with size of field and numbers of player progressively increasing as players develop both physically and cognitively. The rules also align with the new recommended player segmentation groupings that will take effect in September 2017.
The dates for the Brockport men's lacrosse alumni weekend have been set, and are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 1. The weekend will be the first chance to get a look at the 2017 team, which is returning two of its top three goal scorers from last year's SUNYAC runner-up squad.
Rankings are compiled by Dan Aburn and the Inside Lacrosse staff. Inside Lacrosse's 20th annual Recruiting Issue is now available digitally. Subscribers and one-time buyers are now able to purchase the Digital Issue of Inside Lacrosse Magazine on iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
Last week I sat down with JustLacrosse.com owner/creator/editor Dennis Pettit and longtime lacrosse fan/coach/player/dad Chad Lynch at Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill (not technically a bar, but sometimes you have to stretch the truth a bit; besides, it makes for a catchy title!).
Former Syracuse All-American Goalie Liz Hogan's 2Lacrosse is offering a 3-hour clinic featuring on field, position specific drills for all positions in Victor, NY, on October 16th, 2016 from 1-3PM. The staff also includes 2016 IWLCA National Defender of the Year, 2016 IWLCA First Team All-American, 2016 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and newly named Niagara assistant coach Alice Mercer. There will also be a Coaches Clinic offered the morning of October 16th.
Jared Little (Carthage) was named the new head coach of the St. Francis High lacrosse team Friday, replacing Geoff Watson. Little played at the University of Virginia and helped the Cavaliers win NCAA championships in 2003 and 2006.
What Is A Kabocca? Have you ever heard of it before? What about stick ball? You’ve obviously heard of lacrosse… but do you think it’s all the same? It’s not!
What we have here ladies and gentleman are what the Choctaw call a “Kabocca”:
The UAlbany women’s lacrosse program is calling all former players to return to campus for the annual alumni game on Saturday, October 15th at noon. The annual alumni game pits the former Great Danes against the current UAlbany squad on John Fallon Field. The game is free to attend by the public.
Rachel Vercillo (CBA-Syracuse) Facts: Tallied 64 points with 24 goals and 40 assists as a senior … Finished her career with 97 goals, 94 assists and 191 points … Named All-American, First Team All-League and All-CNY as a senior while guiding her team to a Section 3 and State Class A Championship … Her team finished the season ranked second in the nation by Lax Power with a 21-0 record … Achieved high honors all four years.
SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse coach Lauren Bruce has announced that former Bears men's standout Rob Kunz (IHC) '15 will serve as her assistant coach for the upcoming 2017 season. Kunz replaces two-year assistant Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee).
Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced today the 2017 Under Armour® All-America Lacrosse games will be held on Saturday, July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD. The 12th annual game will feature 88 of the nation’s top male and female high school seniors in a North versus South format.
WINDEMERE, Fla. – SPEED Lacrosse™ is pleased to announce that Lax Sports Network, the 24-hour digital sports network dedicated to the sport of lacrosse, will provide exclusive coverage of the ProSPEED Lacrosse exhibition match from Siesta Key Beach, Florida on Saturday, September 17th. The match can be viewed at 4 p.m. ET and is part of the second-annual World Lacrosse Beach Festival hosted by Casey Powell & the World Lacrosse Foundation.
After another massive summer in which the Utah native wowed at the Adrenaline All-America and Under Armour Underclass Games, Bubba Fairman ascends to the top spot of the 2017 Young Gun Senior rankings. A field general from behind the cage, Fairman finds himself the beating heart of any offense he plays on, possessing an uncanny ability to come up with big plays. He put up 63 goals and 44 assists for Utah state champion Brighton, and he is now headed to Deerfield for a post-graduate season.
The MLL Player Movement policy has yet to produce any shocking moves in this short offseason, but here is an update on the players that have re-signed with their teams and those that have used their option to talk to other organizations. This year’s runner-up Ohio has re-signed the most players from its run (seven total so far), but there are three teams that have yet to retain any of their eligible players: Charlotte, Florida and Rochester.
"We are excited to welcome the class of 2020 to our lacrosse family," head coach Heather Young said. "They are a very dynamic group who make up every position on the field for us. As a whole, they are versatile, skilled and have great speed. We are looking forward to having them suit up for us."
This class features five players from New York (two from Upstate), two from New Jersey and one each from Connecticut and Colorado.
It will be a historic Opening Night on Dec. 29 at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena when the Rochester Knighthawks host the Toronto Rock. The 7:30 p.m. contest marks the first time in team history that the Knighthawks will play a Thursday night home game.
The National Lacrosse League today announced the home opener schedule for the 2016-2017 NLL regular season. The league's 31st year of professional indoor lacrosse begins on Thursday, December 29 with the Rochester Knighthawks hosting the Toronto Rock for an East rivalry matchup before the Colorado Mammoth visits the East Division champion, the Buffalo Bandits, on Friday, December 30 to round out Week 1.
For decades there has been discussion about the protective equipment used in women's lacrosse as compared to men's lacrosse. Ann Kitt Carpenetti, US Lacrosse vice president of lacrosse operations, weighs in on the debate.
Inside Lacrosse is proud to announced the Top 10 incoming recruiting classes in Division I lacrosse. Led by Maryland, which has seven players ranked in ILWomen's Top 50 Incoming Freshmen, the top 10 features schools that represent four difference conferences: ACC, Big Ten, MPSF & Patriot League.
Host Fred Opie speaks with Kevin Buchanan a native of Cockeysville Maryland and graduate of Calvert Hall College and Ohio State University. Buchanan plays for the Boston Cannons and has been a US national field and box team selection.
Some of the most successful high school coaches in Central New York are leaving in frustration or losing their jobs, in a new-generation battle with helicopter parents and the chase for college scholarships. Many more say they are considering quitting, according to a survey of 227 coaches by Syracuse.com.
A few weeks before LP, I was at a photography workshop listening to an instructor talk about an assignment they’d just completed in which the photographer did a “faces of baseball” piece. Right then I knew I had to try to put my own spin on that for the MLL game, so I grabbed my Leica and headed off to Placid.
The University of Tampa men's lacrosse head coach Rory Whipple (Irondequoit/Cortland St.) is proud to announce the additions of Ryan Sullivan (Pittsford/Mercyhurst) and Adam Hardy (Hobart) to the coaching staff.
After six-plus years at Lacrosse Magazine and US Lacrosse, I am moving on from a full-time role here at the end of this week to take a managing editor position at The Agora in downtown Baltimore. I am excited about the opportunity, a new challenge in the finance realm and to see what it brings.
Nineteen new student-athletes will join the Syracuse men's lacrosse team for the 2017 season, head coach John Desko announced.
The class features 16 freshmen, six of which rank in the top-50 of Inside Lacrosse's Power 100 and three transfers.
Team number 10 for the LaxAllStars.com North American Invitational is big for two reasons: 1) it’s the first time this team is ever playing together officially, and 2) the talent level and name recognition on this squad is absolutely off the charts. We don’t mean ANY disrespect to any of our other teams, but when it comes to name recognition with your average lacrosse fan, it’s really hard to compete with:
"Hofstra University and our women's lacrosse program are once again honored to host the Nick Colleluori Women's Classic," commented Hofstra University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith. "This event is always one of the highlights of the year for our program and we are thrilled to join the HEADstrong Foundation in the relentless fight against this dreaded disease. We also can't thank the other schools in attendance enough for joining us as we raise awareness and funds for those affected by cancer."
The list of All-Americans includes midfielder Luke Bianchino (Salesianum/Wilmington, Del.); goalkeeper Matt DeLuca (Farmingdale/Farmingdale, N.Y.); attackman Brian Cunningham (Auburn/Auburn N.Y.); attackman Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine Prep/Marlton, N.J.); defenseman Zach Strassner (Charlotte Catholic/Charlotte, N.C.); and midfielder Beau Kush (Avon Grove/Newark, Del.), who were honored this past spring; and faceoff specialist Crosby Matthews (The Lovett School/Brookhaven, Ga.), who was an All American during the 2015 season.
The incoming Syracuse class features four players on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 and six players named to positional rankings. Jamie Trimboli is ranked the highest of any incoming SU player at #34. Historically, this is a very low ranking group of freshman.
For 20 years, Inside Lacrosse has published the annual Recruiting Issue, highlighting the top incoming NCAA players as well as future stars of the sport. Ian Shure, a Boys’ Latin (Md.) attackman who went on to Virginia, graced the first Recruiting Issue cover. The first Power 100 list launched in 2007 and has become an institution in the sport.
It still remains fresh and new: Cornell-bound Jeff Teat is Inside Lacrosse’s first overall No. 1 from Canada. Cover star and No. 1 women’s recruit Kerrigan Miller, showcases the sport’s growth, making the trek from Long Island to USC with the potential to elevate a breakthrough Trojans program to new heights. Read more about Miller here.
Siena Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Bryana Borrelli has announced Rachael Burek (Columbia HS) as the new assistant coach for the program. Burek joins the Saints after coaching at both Cornell and Canisius.
Ashley Parker (Lacrosse, '08) - Parker becomes the first women's lacrosse player inducted into the Hall. A three-time All-SUNYAC selection as a defender, she was an integral member of the women's lacrosse team during its rise to prominence in the mid-2000s.
Lamolinara comes to Smithfield following a season as the volunteer assistant at the U.S. Naval Academy in 2015-16. A 2015 graduate of Syracuse University, he was a two-year starter and three-year contributor between the pipes for the Orange, where he led the team to three-consecutive NCAA tournaments, including an appearance in the 2013 National Championship.
The new rule modifies the officiating mechanic used during faceoffs. During the faceoff procedure, game officials will center the ball five inches from the middle of the head of each faceoff player's stick.
Lacrosse history was made Sunday, with U.S. intra-squad exhibitions and a 9/11 memorial game highlighting the grand opening of the new US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. Photos by John Strohsacker
For coach Wilbur, it’s an exciting prospect to have another Oakes and Staats on the team. “Offensively, this could be our best team since Randy Staats since Seth Oakes,” Wilbur said of the prolific 2013 pair, in an interview with IL last week. OCC is coming off a season in which it lost the NJCAA championship to Genesee, ending a reign of seven-straight championships.
“Randy told me two years ago that Austin was better than him already. He’s got a pretty big bar he’s set here,” Wilbur said.
Matt Danowski led the Blue team to a 15-13 victory against the White team with three goals and five assists in the US Men’s National Team intra-squad scrimmage at the US Lacrosse Headquarters Grand Opening Sunday.
nticipation is building for one of the biggest weekends on the National Lacrosse League calendar. In just two weeks, the lacrosse world will once again descend on the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario for the League’s annual Combine, Entry Draft and Awards Ceremony.
Note: The following piece is an update of a previous Road Trip Dad article dated 9/10/12, the first year of RTD’s existence. Older RTD articles are no longer archived and I’m guessing – and hoping – I have readers today that I didn’t have four years ago, so please forgive and indulge me...
Yesterday was the fifteenth anniversary of the day we all remember – September 11, 2001. Despite the decade-and-a-half that has passed, I remember that day like it was yesterday…
NYPD's Finest defeated FDNY's Bravest 13-5 to cap the tripleheader that also featured U.S. women's and men's national team intra-squad exhibitions and drew 1,200 lacrosse supporters to the 12-acre campus in Sparks, Md.
The Games of Life: Indigenous Perspectives of Sport Presenter Series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on the campus of Bemidji State University.
The series is free and open to the general public. Sponsors include Oshkiimaajitahdah and the Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center. Each of the presenters will be featured in programming in the Bemidji, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe communities. Presenters include Neal Powless (Onondaga), Jason Johnson (Onondaga), Gewas Schindler (Oneida), Shayna Powless (Oneida), Dan Ninham (Oneida), Tawnee Johnson (Onondaga)
Take a look behind the scenes of the new US Lacrosse facility in Sparks, Md., with photos from IL Photo Editor Jaclyn Borowski. Read more below, with the story from IL sister publication the Baltimore Business Journal.
Eight of the top Midwest high school men’s lacrosse programs have joined forces to create the Midwest Lacrosse Challenge. The teams will compete in regular season games against each other during March and April and then meet for an 8-team, seeded playoff on May 5-7, 2017 at New Trier High in Winnetka, Illinois.
[Sylvia] Queener (Penn Yan) graduated magna cum laude from Limestone College, with a BA in theatre, and ended her lacrosse career as the Conference Carolinas Co-Player of the year, received All-American honors, and competed for a national championship. She also received the Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete Award for Women's Lacrosse. Queener also played at Monroe Community College and received All-American honors, and still holds the school record for most goals in a game (9). In high school, Queener was coached by both her mother and father, was a 2x All-American, and won a New York State Class B Championship.
This weekend marks the official grand opening of the new US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., home to Team USA. Both the U.S. men's and women's national teams will host clinics on Saturday and play in Blue-White scrimmages on Sunday, followed by a special NYPD-FDNY memorial game in remembrance of September 11.
Clinics are hosted and publicized by US Lacrosse chapters. Each consists of about two hours of active instruction on the fundamentals of the sport. Attendees dress for activity, bring a stick and receive a workbook of basic drills and other introductory info. Costs vary, typically from $20-$35 for per person depending on facility rental fees.
Some, like a June 1 clinic conducted by the Saratoga (N.Y.) Youth Lacrosse Association, are free for attendees thanks to a donation by the Adirondack Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Frank Fee and Don Gallagher will step onto Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters Sunday afternoon with a heavy heart. Shortly before the FDNY vs. NYPD lacrosse game, their eyes will focus on the 9/11 Memorial Garden dedication, but their hearts will be elsewhere.
Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 16th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, to be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, Oct. 14-16. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
Today, we're looking back at all of the IL Recruiting Issues. Though recruiting may have reached a fever pitch in recent summers, IL's been producing the Recruiting Issue since our first year way back in 1997 (and in newsprint). Here's a look back.
The latest podcast from Kyle Devitte (@TheKyleDevitte) and Patrick McEwen (@LaxFilmRoom) is up, with the duo discussing the Team USA roster that will compete at the US Lacrosse Grand Opening event. In addition, they talk about the real value of fallball. You can listen above, or subscribe to the Inside Lacrosse podcasts in iTunes.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will be inducting the following people into their 2016 HOF Class, November 4, Burgundy Basin Inn:
Tom Kelly, John Price, Heidi Rothfuss Rasmussen, Mike Riorden,'98 Penn Yan Girl's Team,'01 Penn Yan Boys Team.
On Dec. 8, 2001, with just five seconds left on the clock in the Heroes Game, a special prelude to the New York Saints' NLL home opener, the New York Police Department lacrosse team scored the game-winning goal against the New York Fire Department at the Nassau Coliseum.
It marked the first time both teams played in a major venue — a bittersweet milestone for NYPD that came just two months after Officer Ronnie Kloepfer, who founded the team in 1993 with the hopes of one day showcasing their friendly rivalry on a national platform, perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
There will be a 2006 U.S. men's senior team member on the field as well. Yes, that's 10 years ago. And it's Chesapeake Bayhawks and former Maryland attackman Joe Walters (Irondequoit), who is coming off a banner year in the MLL in which he finished third in MVP voting. After being part of a silver-medal U.S. team in 2006, Walters didn't make the 2010 team that won gold, nor did he play in 2014. If he makes the 2018 team, that would be 12 years between Team USA nods and quite a story.
Many familiar events will dot the fall ball schedule again this year. See the lists at the links below, which can also be found in the right-hand column on the home page. A limited number of tournaments and games have been announced thus far, and the Fall Ball pages will be updated as new information is received.
Host Fred Opie talks with Ohio State Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach Nick Myers. A native of Kennebunk, Maine, he earned All-American honors as a player at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He graduated from Springfield with a degree in sports studies/physical education in 2001. In the second half of the interview we turn the tables and coach Myers asked Opie about his experience as a US team player and what he could pass on to players and coaches headed into international competition.
Sweetlax Lacrosse, a National leader in player College placement is happy to welcome a number of new players to the program. "We've just completed our most successful tryouts to date with every one of our teams accepting new players" said Chelsea Henderson, the head of Sweetlax Operations, "we're particularly pleased with our Youth teams where the competition for roster spots will insure very strong teams".
Good morning! We haven’t spoken in a while. My August has been exhausting but it has been time well spent and I hope yours has too. There have been some BIG developments along my journey into the world of coaching and some of them on wheels so reach out, jump in, say hi, and let’s get caught up.
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Nate has played in the off season with the FCA Northeast team. During his time there, he had the honor of being selected for the FCA National team, Inside Lacrosse All Tournament Team and was nominated to the FLG 3D Maryland All Star team.
In the off season Camden has played for the Sweetlax Upstate Team. This past summer he played in the Battle of Baltimore, Sweetlax All Star game, Under Armour tournament, Naptown Challenge, Young Guns and Maverick Showtime tournaments.
A defender, Emma Ford (Skaneateles), who was selected to the All-Ivy League first team and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region second team, caused 12 turnovers, won 10 draw controls and grabbed 29 ground balls during her junior season. A native of Skaneateles, New York, her brother, Dan '14, served as captain of the Harvard men's hockey team.
Capital District lacrosse coaches and families know David Bach as a tireless advocate for lacrosse through the roles that he has served with the Burnt Hills youth lacrosse program, and the youth council of the Adirondack Chapter of US Lacrosse. For the past five years, David has served as one of the three directors of the Gladiator Games along with Tom Schwan and Mike Vorgang. David recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital District Lax regarding the Gladiator Games, and associated tournaments.
"We are very fortunate to be able to add Kyle to our staff here at Binghamton," said McKeown. "Kyle's experiences as a player and coach will be a great asset to our program. As the son of a coach, he has a great mind for the game and has already begun making a huge impact for our student-athletes."
Niagara University lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone released the team's 2016 fall schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by six appearances against local opponents. The fall slate includes two dates at Niagara Field.
Recent Le Moyne College graduate Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville), a member of the College's women's lacrosse team, has been named a top 30 honoree for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, as named by the Woman of the Year selection committee and announced by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon.
During her collegiate playing days at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Troost was an Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team selection as a junior and broke out offensively her senior year to earn a spot on the All-Conference First Team. Despite missing part of her final season due to injury, she tied for the team lead with 42 goals for the Minutewomen.
The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad has announced its captains for the 2017 season. Seniors Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), Jenny Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and Kate Snouffer (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) as well as junior Sarah Cheney (Shaker) were selected to lead the squad during the upcoming year.
US Lacrosse opened registration Wednesday at uslacrosse.org/laxcon for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest, set for Jan. 20-22, 2017, in Baltimore. LaxCon represents lacrosse's largest educational event, trade show and kickoff to the season.
Here is your chance to have a professional athlete visit your school. The Rochester Knighthawks are offering three FREE programs to all schools in Monroe County: Healthy Hawks, We Got Your Back and Lacrosse 101.
Though Inside Lacrosse has published a Recruiting Issue since its inception 20 years ago, the first official IL Power 100 freshman rankings were introduced in 2007. It’s a cool to look back at that list. Here’s one success story. In that inaugural Power 100, we ranked a talented, somewhat unorthodox goalie from West Genesee (N.Y.) at No. 11 — his name is John Galloway. There was a glut of strong goalies from New York that year, so in the second Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game, Galloway suited up for the South team, making a game-high 11 saves.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation's (CPWLF) executive board members have appointed Rachel Zietz, CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse, as the newest board member, adding to the existing panel of nine lacrosse leaders.
US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, is pleased to announce that registration is open for Coaches Education Program (CEP) Level One training, for boy’s and girl’s coaches, Sunday, November 13, 2016, 8:30AM-4PM, Pittsford-Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
US Lacrosse members who sign up for the training will have their registration fee discounted by 50%, at registration checkout. So the out-of-pocket cost of the clinic drops from $75.00 to $37.50 at registration check-out. That 50% discount will be subsidized by Greater Rochester chapter funds.
Orange Crush Showcase All-Star
FLG Premier Showcase participant
Under Armour Uncommitted Showcase Participant
Maverik Showtime Participant
Selected for Inside Lacrosse Northeast Invitational
Moved up to Varsity as a Freshman for Sectionals
Varsity Class A Sectional Semifinalist
JV Stats- 30 Goals, 30 Assists, 59 Ground balls
I was afraid to say this to your face after the game today, but I was thinking that maybe you could stop coming to my games for a while. It doesn’t seem that fun for you anyway, and I know it’s not fun for me when you are there. I used to love when you watched my play when I was younger, but now, I wish you weren’t there. I think I am starting to hate playing soccer. I might quit. I bet you are wondering why.
As I was planning out my article for this week, this phrase kept running through my head: “The next best thing to being there.” What was that from? I made it my working title, promising myself that I’d Google it sooner or later to satisfy my curiosity.
Before I reveal it, does anyone remember that tag-line? Give yourself 20 points if you can identify the product being pitched.
A Backpack Brigade comprised up of players, coaches and parents from the TriCity Lacrosse Club as well as other volunteers has stuffed backpacks with school supplies for the Rome based educational charity Front of the Class.
As soon as the season came to a close for Syracuse with a crushing defeat at the hands of No. 1 Maryland – again – in the 2016 NCAA final four, questions started pouring in. Who will fill the void left by graduating senior and three-time Tewaaraton finalist Kayla Treanor? Who will lead Syracuse to its first-ever national title?
As Brock University continues to strengthen its partnerships and outreach to the Indigenous community, a group of Six Nations all-star youth lacrosse players will visit the University Sunday to take on the Brock Badgers.
Team number 4 for the upcoming LASNAI is being announced here, and we’re thrilled to welcome our SECOND team from outside of North America to the tourney! Just because it’s a North American tourney doesn’t mean teams from abroad can’t play.
By the time April hits, college teams have been training hard for months and are reaching the peak of their season. While every coach brings unique ideas, coaching styles, schemes and tactics to his or her program, all would agree that practicing the same way, day in and day out, becomes counterproductive.
The Big Ten’s Nick Myers is starting his ninth season as head coach for the Ohio State men's lacrosse team in 2017. In the Summer of 2016, Myers guided Team USA to the gold medal at the FIL Under-19 World Championship.
"We are excited to have a coach with Caitlin's level of experience," Gait said. "She has played an integral part in turning Stony Brook into a top 10 program. Her experience will help us continue to compete for a national championship."
Face-off specialist Domenic Massimilian has informed Inside Lacrosse that he will not be a part of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team for the 2016-17 season, what would have been his senior season. After a 2016 season that saw him named second-team All-Ivy League, finish No. 5 in the country in face-off win percentage at 64% and finish seventh in the FOGO Ratings, differences with the coaching staff resulted in the decision not to return to the team for the upcoming season.
The seventh-annual Orange Alumni Classic is the highlight of the fall for the Syracuse lacrosse team and will once again feature two games. The first is the "Legends Game" which is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and the second contest features a squad of recent alums against the 2017-17 'Cuse squad that is scheduled to begin at approximately 4 p.m.
You may have noticed that the Red Dragon logos on some of the apparel at the campus store looks a bit different these days – stronger, sharper, more ferocious. You might have thought the same thing about the dragon in the new logo on the floor of Corey Gymnasium in Park Center, or the one in the center of the recently upgraded White Field at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. What you're witnessing is evolution. Blaze, the College's fire-breathing, reptilian mascot, is getting his first official makeover since SUNY Cortland adopted "Red Dragons" as the institution's athletic nickname in the early 1930s.
Mike Silipo has been named an assistant coach of the Boston University men's lacrosse program, head coach Ryan Polley announced on Thursday.
Silipo joins the Terriers after spending the last three seasons as an assistant at Ithaca College, his alma mater. There, he served as defensive coordinator and helped guide the Bombers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the quarterfinals last year.
Our role as officials is to ensure that the game is safe, fair and fun — ideally resulting in the players having a positive experience. This role we take to heart. There are a number of factors that affect which of those three focuses moves to the top of the priority list. Here is how those priorities change as I approach each game I am fortunate to officiate:
We often forget to lift our heads for eight weeks in June and July. Together with recruits, camp administrators, club directors and parents, coaches march forward. We may all agree it’s gotten a little nuts, but it’s our crazy, and we want to evaluate as thoroughly, expertly as our eyes, phones and Gold Bond allow.
Recruiters representing institutions of Higher Education assume very basic postures during this run. We move from critical event to can’t-miss showcase as efficiently as possible. Find the shortest path from Field 7 to Field 12. Stay limber and eagle-eyed from the 9 a.m. game straight on through to the all-star exhibition 12 hours later.
Siena Lacrosse's Annual Alumni Weekend will be held September 17-18. The weekend kicks off with a golf outing at Normanside Country Club in nearby Delmar on Saturday the 17th, followed by two alumni games slated for Sunday morning at Siena Turf Field.
Travis Ford (Webster Thomas) was tabbed by Inside Lacrosse as one of its Top 50 Young Guns entering his senior season, and he delivered for Webster Thomas High School with 77 goals and 33 assists. The First Team All-Section and All-County midfielder totaled 161 goals and 76 assists in his four year career with the Titans, leading the club to 2016 NYS Section V Class B and NYS Western Region Championships and advancing to the state championship semifinals.
When one of the top draw specialists in the game set the all-time NCAA Division I career draw record as a senior at Northwestern in 2014, she made it look easy. But Alyssa Leonard, now a USC assistant, Team USA standout and member of the first-ever professional women's championship team, the Long Island Sound, didn't specialize in the craft until she stepped foot in Evanston, Ill.
With its inaugural season now in the books, the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) has officially named its 2016 All-Stars. 30 overall players were named UWLX All-Stars, creating the potential for exhibition matches over the offseason.
Earlier this month, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed a set of experimental rules for the fall. Among the experimental rules — and experimental is the key word, as they're an optional test for coaches in the fall — recommended is a 2-point goal. For a goal to be considered a 2-point goal, it needs to be scored within the first 30 seconds of a possession.
As demonstrated by Jim Simmons, who analyzed Syracuse’s 2016 season, such a rule, if in place for 2016, would not only have resulted in an increase in overall scoring, but would have impacted the outcome of several games.
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.