VESTAL, N.Y. – The UAlbany women's lacrosse team lit up the scoreboard with four different players earning at least five points, notching a 21-10 victory over Binghamton to finish out the America East regular season in second place.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Five goals in the fourth quarter, including three in a span of 44 seconds, propelled the Marist men's lacrosse team to a 6-5 comeback win over Siena on April 29 in the 2017 regular season finale.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Attackmen Justin Kesselring (Fairport) and Matt Hutchings (Marcellus) each recorded four points to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 12-8 victory over Bentley University in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Canisius College earns the number two seed after going 4-2 in conference play. The Griffs will take on host institution Marist College in the second semifinal matchup at 7pm. The Griffs and the Red Foxes both finished 4-2 in the MAAC. Canisius holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with a 17-6 win over Marist back on March 18.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Sophomore Hailey Wagner broke her own Marist single-game record for draw controls, winning 21 in the women's lacrosse team's 17-10 win over Quinnipiac to begin postseason play April 29.
Lockport High School girls varsity lacrosse head coach Colleen Hayden had some sound advice for her Canadian opponents at Saturday's sixth annual “Community Lacrosse Day” at LHS. “Check out the food trucks before you leave and get something to eat. You'll be glad you did,” Hayden said.
The food at the annual high school sporting event is getting almost as much attention as the all-day lacrosse tournament, which features all six LHS teams in action at home on one day — boys and girls varsity, boys and girls junior varsity and boys and girls modified.
Saturday afternoon featured plenty of high school lacrosse games, including both Fayetteville-Manlius boys and girls lacrosse teams in action, while Baldwinsville hosted Auburn in a boys lacrosse showdown.
ITHACA, N.Y. — In its final regular season game on Schoellkopf Field, the women's lacrosse senior class combined to score 10 of Cornell's goals and Renee Poullott (Marcellus) tied a career-high with 15 saves in a 13-6 win over Harvard on Saturday afternoon. The win gave the program at least a share of its second-ever Ivy League Regular Season Championship and just like its last title in 2006, the clinching win came over Harvard.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Syracuse goes for its second Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Tournament title when it takes on North Carolina in the championship game on Sunday, April 29 in Richmond, Va. at 1 p.m. It marks the third consecutive year the Orange and Tar Heels have met in the final.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Seniors Alexis Garbarino (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) and Vicki Graveline (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) each had three goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over Franklin Pierce University in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday at Ted Grant Field.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Kyle Wanamaker and senior attackman Tim Wright (Waterloo) tallied two goals apiece as the Knights used a fast start to defeat visiting Oneonta, 10-5, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action on Saturday afternoon at College Stadium.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team hung on to win their final game of the regular season on Saturday, downing Oswego State in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, 9-8.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Trailing 7-6 early in the third quarter, the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team went on a 6-1 run that stretched past the midway point of the fourth quarter in securing the top seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament with a 12-9 win at Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored the first 10 goals of the game and earned a 19-5 victory at Buffalo St. in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Red Dragons, who will be the second seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament, improved to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The Bengals dropped to 6-10 and 3-5 but still secured the sixth seed in the conference tournament.
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. – The No. 4/19 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday, downing State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foes SUNY New Paltz 20-2.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior attack Hannah Millich (Carthage) scored a game-high five goals, while junior midfielder Erin Cregan (Brighton) and sophomore midfielder Maddie Lee added four goals and two assists apiece, to lead the Knights to a 15-7 victory in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action, Saturday, on Senior Day at College Stadium.
Hamilton College's Casey File '17 tied a career high with four goals and the Continentals posted a 12-9 win against the Bowdoin College Polar Bears in a 2017 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinal at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Saturday afternoon.
SKANEATELES — Kyla Sears picked up the ball behind the net, split a pair of defenders, drove to the front and fired a low shot past the goalie. The senior's goal 34 seconds into overtime lifted the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team to a 14-13 come-from-behind victory over Fayetteville-Manlius at Skaneateles High School Saturday.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – On Saturday afternoon, the Niagara Purple Eagles women's lacrosse team opened the MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championships at Niagara Field for a second straight season. Fourth-seeded Niagara used a 12-goal first half, including an 11-0 run in a span of 19 minutes approaching halftime, to lead the way to a 16-4 rout of the fifth-seeded Monmouth Hawks.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Jeff Teat capped off a brilliant rookie season with a trifecta – a single-game freshman scoring record, a single-season freshman scoring mark, and a win over archrival Princeton. His 12-point day led the Big Red to an 18-17 shootout victory over the No. 13 Tigers on Senior Day, giving Cornell its first win over a ranked opponent this season and sending the home team into the offseason with five wins in its final eight games, none bigger than the season finale.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Rochester scored three times in the last 14 minutes and goalie Conley Ernst made a huge save in the final minute as the Yellowjackets held on to defeat Union College, 7-6, and earn a berth in the Liberty League playoffs.
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY — The No. 3 RIT (14-2, 6-1 Liberty League) closed out the regular season in dominating fashion with a 28-2 win at Bard College (4-9, 0-7 Liberty League) on Saturday afternoon for its ninth straight victory. The 28 goals equals a season-high for the Tigers, who clinch a share of their sixth straight Liberty League regular season title and will be the top-seed in next week's Liberty League Tournament.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Seniors Alexis Garbarino (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) and Vicki Graveline (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) each had three goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over Franklin Pierce University in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday at Ted Grant Field.
RICHMOND, Va. – Syracuse junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) tied her career high with four goals to lead No. 2 seed Syracuse to a 15-12 victory against No. 3 seed Virginia in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange will play in the tournament final for the fourth consecutive year where they will take on top seed and No. 3-ranked North Carolina on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. in Richmond, Va.
STONY BROOK, N.Y - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (10-4, 4-2AE) topped Stony Brook (7-6, 3-3 AE) in overtime, 6-5, on Friday evening at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Tom Moore led the Bearcats with four goals. His first goal of the game broke the Binghamton record for goals in a season (49).
BALTIMORE - Led by hat tricks from Cole Johnson and Avery Littlejohn, the second-seeded Army West Point men's lacrosse team advanced to the Patriot League Championship with a 10-7 victory over Boston University on Friday night.
The Black Knights (11-3) will take on Loyola in a rematch of last year's Patriot League Championship. The game time is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday on CBS Sports Network.
Senior Nikki Schneider (East Aurora), who posted five goals, became the first women's lacrosse player to reach 100 goals and points in her career. She currently stands at 103 goals and 111 points earned in just 45 games.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse defender Tyson Bomberry's favorite aspect of playing defense is once he gets the ball. There's a bit of irony in saying that, which he recognizes, and quickly adds that he likes hitting people, too. And in a nutshell, that perfectly describes the type of player Bomberry has been for the Orange this season.
BUFFALO – Canisius used a balanced offense attack and a solid defensive effort to defeat Quinnipiac, 10-6, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action Friday at the Demske Sports Complex.
The Hawks trailed early, but would come back to beat Ithaca 11-6. Corning standout Aidan Olmstead scored two goals and had five assists to lead the Hawks (10-2). Olmstead, who's heading to national power Loyola for college, showed off some of the best behind the back assists perhaps in Corning history. Aidan helped bring the Hawks back from a 5-2 early deficit. (Video 1:18)
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team appeared to have things well in hand at times during Friday’s Section X match against Potsdam. Playing at home, the Red Storm looked strong early as they rolled out to a 4-0 lead. And it looked even brighter for the hosts when they carried a 6-2 advantage into the final quarter.
Frontier and Lancaster have met six straight seasons for the Section VI Class A girls lacrosse title. Of course the two have developed quite the rivalry because of the desire to beat the other but they also have much respect for each other.
#2 - Draft choice order. The Bandits and Knighthawks are tied for the worst record in the NLL at 6-11 entering Saturday's game. If the team's finish in a tie, Rochester would be higher in the standings on a tiebreaker - and Buffalo would get the first overall pick in the draft. The Bandits would lose a tiebreaker to Calgary, which also defeated the Knighthawks. And if all three teams were 7-11, the Bandits would be a combined 1-3 against the other two and be eliminated.
(WTNH)–Bill O’Brien is more than an intimidating presence on the turf. His aggressive style of play gets people’s attention. He’s 6-4, 235 pounds and not an ounce of fat, but the real story hangs from his head.
Despite a hard-fought comeback, the Rochester Knighthawks fell to the Georgia Swarm 13-10 in the final home game of the season. With the loss, the Knighthawks (6-11) were eliminated from playoff contention.
BOSTON (April 28, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today that Twitter will live stream the “MLL Game of the Week” during the 2017 season. The streaming schedule consists of 15 regular season games and two postseason games, beginning with the New York Lizards hosting the Denver Outlaws at 6:00 p.m. ET this Saturday.
The No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (11-2) nearly erased a nine-goal deficit halftime deficit to No. 18 North Carolina (7-7), twice pulling to within one in the second half, including having a chance to tie the game with under 30 seconds to play. However the Tar Heels prevailed, advancing to Sunday's ACC Tournament final with a 16-15 victory over the Orange.
SCHENECTADY, NY -- Sophomore attack Hannah Rosenberger and senior attack Jackie Hagopian scored three goals each as the Union College women's lacrosse team secured an important Liberty League victory over visiting Rochester Institute of Technology, 13-10 at Frank Bailey Field Friday afternoon.
SCHENECTADY, NY -- After falling behind for the first time in the game to Montclair State at 11-10, two goals from first year attacker Kerry Lyne in the final minutes gave Union a 12-11 victory at Frank Bailey Field in Schenectady, NY.
The team is led by arguably the greatest lacrosse player of all time—Gary Gait. Gait invited NewsChannel 9’s Carrie Lazarus to check out the locker room that he designed for the girls at Manley Fieldhouse— it has custom designed artwork, a fireplace and a steam room. (Video 6:57)
RICHMOND, Va. – No. 2 Syracuse scored 10 unanswered goals to break open a tight game and defeat No. 7 seed Virginia Tech, 20-11, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament in Richmond, Va. The Orange advance to the tournament semifinals for the fourth consecutive year where they will face Virginia on Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON, April 28 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
The state's top-ranked boys lacrosse team in Class D fell for the first time this spring on Thursday, as visiting Christian Brothers Academy upset Westhill, 9-6. The Brothers trailed 3-1 after one quarter, but behind a strong performance in net by Matt Vavonese and a five-point effort from Patrick O'Brien, the victors outscored the Warriors 8-3 the rest of the way.
There’s no crystal ball in sports. That’s part of their beauty. No script. No one knows what’ll happen.
But there’s a good chance the four teams that played lacrosse at Pittsford Sutherland on Thursday night could all be Section V champions about a month from now. The Brighton and Pittsford girls and Victor and Pittsford boys are that good. They also play in different classes.
Video below from the Democrat & Chronicle. Spectrum Sports Video also available.
Guilderland girls' lacrosse coach Carrie Britt offered up heavy praise about midway through the first half, after securing an early two-goal lead Thursday. "Beautiful work, kid. Beautiful work," Britt yelled across the field after a deft assist from Kerry Gerety set up a scoring strike. (Photos)
“It’s amazingly easy to do right from the get go with the cotton swab and the cheek,” Tiffany said. “Now you’re part of the national registry and even international registry, and now you’re a potential donor for anyone who matches you close enough genetically so that there will be a match.”
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: Thursday's edition of Sports Night has the SU men's laxers ready for their rematch against UNC, the Orange ladies score 10 unanswered to rally in Richmond and CBA unseeds the number one ranked team in the state. (Lax Video thru 5:15)
Since 2006, the Rondout Valley boys are the only team to win a state playoff game, that coming in 2015. No Section 9 boys team has ever beaten a Section 1 team in the state playoffs, or reached the state semifinals. No Section 9 girls team has ever won state playoff game.
By every account, there's been little interest locally since Jan. 1 when US Lacrosse adopted a measure allowing athletes to wear headgear in girls and women's lacrosse. None of the more than one dozen Section 1 coaches queried said their players wore the new approved headgear. And neither had any of their opponents.
(Duluth, GA) – The Georgia Swarm (12-4) will end the 2017 regular season with a two-game weekend against the Rochester Knighthawks (6-10). The two teams will faceoff at the Blue Cross Arena Friday, April 28 before flying south to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena for the final game of the season on Saturday, April 29. Faceoffs are set for 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:05 p.m. ET respectively.
Syracuse looks to advance to its fourth-straight ACC Championship game with a win over North Carolina. The game will be broadcast on ESPNEWS with Anish Shroff , Paul Carcaterra and Quint Kessenich on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
Gary Gait’s eyes darted back and forth on a calendar that hung on the wall in the women’s lacrosse office. Caitlin Defliese, one of his assistant coaches, was asking him questions about next year’s schedule. Syracuse was 13-4, about to finish the regular season at Louisville in two days, but Gait had already started planning for the future.
Four members of the No. 1 ranked Orange men's lacrosse team (11-1, 4-0 ACC) were honored by the ACC's coaches for their standout play so far this season that contributed to Syracuse running the table in the conference and winning the regular season title. Defenseman Scott Firman, midfielders Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido and faceoff specialist Ben Williams were voted to the 18 player team by the league's head coaches.
Syracuse looks to advance to its fourth-straight ACC Championship game with a win over North Carolina. The game will be broadcast on ESPNEWS with Anish Shroff , Paul Carcaterra and Quint Kessenich on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
On March 17, the native of Framingham, Mass., brought his inspiring story to the members of the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks. Shortly after their morning shootaround, the players and staff sat silently in their locker room at Mohegan Sun Arena and just listened. What they heard was a message of hope and overcoming adversity.
A native of Watertown, New York near Syracuse, Salisbury University Head Coach Jim Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history. In 29 seasons he has won 11national championships Salisbury University. Berkman was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013. He had been selected as the Division III National Coach of Year multiple times. Host Fred Opie ask him about his college selection process, decision to go into coaching, myths people have championship teams, his recipe for taking tweeners and transforming them into All Americans, and guiding his own children through the student athlete experience.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse team will host its third annual breast cancer awareness game, as well as senior day, this Saturday at 1 p.m. Members of the women's lacrosse team will wear special jerseys for the game with pink numbers and letters, as well as other pink apparel for Saturday's game against the Holy Cross Crusaders.
NORTHEAST: Lauren Gilbert, Cicero-North Syracuse
The senior goalie stopped 16 shots to lead C-NS to an important 8-6 win over West Genesee (N.Y.). She recorded a .727 save percentage to preserve the win. Gilbert signed to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius.
ROCHESTER, NY (April 27, 2017): In our tenth installment, we interviewed defensive specialist, Jake Near to find out how he is staying in shape for the 2017 season.
Here's his questions and answers below:
In years past, Bishop Timon High School was mostly notably known for its hockey and football programs. The teams would routine churn out college talent and win titles. As the years have gone on, the school has seen a slight switch. While the football program is returning to its former glory, it’s another sport that has taken center stage.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist women's lacrosse team closed out its 2017 regular season with a 19-6 victory over Siena on April 26 in Tenney Stadium. Wednesday afternoon's victory secured the Red Foxes a hosting bid in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, as they will be the no. 3 seed.
ELMIRA, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its fifth consecutive game on Wednesday as the Cardinals cruised to a 20-2 win over host Elmira College at Campus Field. With the win, Fisher improved to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in the Empire 8 standings while the Soaring Eagles fell to 4-10, 1-6, respectively.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Wednesday night at the Field House Complex, downing North Country rival SUNY Potsdam, 13-4.
West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team has put the rest of Western New York on notice after the first full week of action, and the main message opponents of the Lady Indians should really pay attention to is this: Good luck finding a way to slow down this team this spring.
The Canisius women's lacrosse team completed another perfect regular-season in conference play with an 18-9 win over Niagara Wednesday evening from the Demske Sports Complex, going 8-0 in the MAAC for a third consecutive season.
Rachel MacCheyne (Webster-Schroeder) scored her fourth goal of the contest 48 seconds into the second half. The tally was her 53rd goal and 67th point of the season, and she now holds the single-season program record in both categories. MacCheyne broke Mary Cutia's 17-year-old record of 52 goals in a season and Sandra Gallegos' 14-year-old record of 66 points in one season.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 12th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team took another significant step towards securing homefield advantage for the opening-round of the Empire 8 Tournament, blowing past Elmira College for a 19-4 victory at Higgins Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The win improves the Bombers' record to 12-3 on the year, while it lifts their E8 mark to 6-1.
After starting the season by winning their first three games, the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team took a couple steps backwards by losing their next three games, including a game against Guilderland from the Albany area.
Sowers, who passed former Cornell star Rob Pannell’s 67 points on the all-time list, has 70 points on 33 goals and 37 assists in his first season with the Tigers. Teat, who has 57 points in his past nine game — seven better than Sowers — has 60 points on the season and could tie Pannell with a strong showing Saturday.
Due to a programming change at ESPN, Friday's ACC men's lacrosse semifinal matchups will now be carried on ESPNEWS, with Sunday's title game remaining on ESPNU as previously scheduled.
Syracuse will play North Carolina on Friday at 6 p.m., with Duke and Notre Dame squaring off at approximately 8:30 p.m. The winners of those two contests will meet at Noon on Sunday to decide the ACC Championship.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Syracuse is the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse tournament and will face No. 7 seed Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 27. Opening draw at Sports Backer Stadium in Richmond, Va. is scheduled for 5 p.m.
It was a notable week for the Dryden boys lacrosse team. Gavin Marsh became the first Lion player in the program to sign a Division II lacrosse letter of intent. Marsh made his next four years official by signing with Roberts Wesleyn College last week.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse senior Kaeli O'Connor has been named to the women's lacrosse All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) First Team in a vote by the league's head coaches. In addition, junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) and sophomore Natalie Wallon were selected the All-ACC Second Team.
Junior Taylor Casey (Garden City South/Kellenberg Memorial) took a feed from senior Katie Flannery (Massapequa/Plainedge) and buried a shot to the back of the goal to lift the SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team to a 16-15 win against Potsdam today in overtime. Casey finished the game with six goals while Flannery finished with a career high eight assists, which also tied the program single-game record set back in 2009.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Junior Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) scored two minutes, 34 seconds into overtime to give the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team a come-from-behind, 11-10, victory versus Oswego Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 13-1 overall with their third overtime win this season and 5-0 in the conference. With the win, the Red Dragons secured at least the second seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament and can capture the top seed with a win at Plattsburgh on Saturday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women's lacrosse clinched a SUNYAC Championship berth for the second-straight year with a 10-7 come-from-behind win at Buffalo State on Tuesday afternoon. Oswego has earned a home playoff game as it will be either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, depending on the outcome of the remaining conference games this week. The Lakers are now 7-7 overall and 5-3 in the league while the Bengals drop to 6-9, 3-4.
Simmons was calmly discussing the events of the day at the postgame media session when the enormity of the moment finally kicked in. He described how special it was to play so well on that day, especially in front of his grandfather, legendary former SU coach Roy Simmons Jr., when his voice caught a bit and he choked up.
ONEONTA, NY – Hartwick took care of business on Wednesday defeating visiting Utica 13-10 to nail down a spot in the Empire 8 semifinals on May 3. The Hawks will be making their first appearance in 12 years.
East Syracuse Minoa High School goalie Drew Steigerwald described the opponent as naked. Which is to say, the Oswego lacrosse player was standing on the opposite side of the crease, unguarded with the ball in his stick for a dunk shot. Steigerwald never gave up. He dived across the crease, getting air with his body and stabbing his goalie stick into the air.
Helmet design and sticker embellishments push and enhance the cool vibe of lacrosse. The high school boys representing the Syracuse City School District's combined team this season are wearing their own twist.
After seeing Liverpool go off for five scores in the third quarter and their three-goal edge at halftime evaporate, momentum did not appear to be on Syracuse's side. Thanks to a game-tying goal from Matt Eccles and a game-winner from Connor Leonard, the Cougars recovered though, knocking off the Warriors on Tuesday, 10-9.
Whitney Point sophomore Andy Davis broke a Section 4 boys lacrosse scoring record set exactly one year ago. Davis scored eight goals and had 11 assists in the Golden Eagles’ 24-5 victory over visiting Oneonta High on Tuesday.
Senior midfielder James Conway set a single-game school record in lacrosse with nine goals, leading Queensbury to a 25-2 win over South Glens Falls in a Foothills Council game. Darwin Weller and Jarod Fisher split South Glens Falls' two goals.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – With five goals, Kelly Wall (Shenendehowa) became the all time goals leader in The No. 4/19 College at Brockport women's lacrosse win over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rivals No. 9/18 SUNY Cortland on Tuesday, bypassing the Red Dragons, 16-11.
ROCHESTER, NY – No. 3 RIT men's lacrosse team (13-2, 5-1 Liberty League) rolled to a dominating 23-7 victory over Nazareth College (8-8, 5-1 Empire 8) at Tiger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers have won eight straight games overall, out-scoring their opponents 153-77 during that span.
Wells College men's lacrosse goalkeeper Nick Hallinan (Jordan-Elbridge) was honored as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 23, 2017. The freshman from Elbridge, N.Y. starred in two games for the Express last week.
Cortland junior goalie Joe Scalise (Fairport) has been honored as both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the week ending April 23.
Cortland senior attacker Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) has been named both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 23.
Some of Nate Solomon’s most important goals this season have come as a direct result of things he did without the ball. The SU attack has earned nods from more than half of the Orange’s coaching opposition this season for his work.
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait remembers his first “stall game” vividly.
He was an assistant coach for Maryland in the 1994 national championship game, his first year coaching. Princeton held the ball for nearly the entire second half against Gait’s UMD squad, eventually topping the Terrapins, 10-7.
The Syracuse Orange have now held the number one position in the Media Poll for longer than any other team in the nation this year. SU barely escaped the Binghamton Bearcats last week, in yet another one-goal game. This team is the most prepared to battle in close games going into the NCAA Tournament as we’ve seen, and is probably John Desko’s best coaching job ever.
Dan Grabher led the way for the Black Knights with being named the Patriot League's Faceoff Specialist of the Year and also garnering All-Patriot League First Team honors. Other joining Grabher on the first team was Cole Johnson, David Symmes and Johnny Surdick. Reaves Klipstein was the lone Black Knight on the All-Patriot League Second Team as he earned postseason accolades for the first time in his career.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will induct Shawn Williams into the team’s Hall of Fame on Friday, April 28. The Knighthawks’ all-time assist leader will become the 16th member of the prestigious club.
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany’s Bennett Drake has been selected as the America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is Drake’s first-ever America East weekly honor. As a team, UAlbany has 13 weekly awards this season, including a total of six offensive player of the week selections.
EDISON, New Jersey - Marist senior goalkeeper Abigail Witczak was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced April 24. The weekly honor was her third this season and eighth of her career.
EDISON, New Jersey - After helping the Marist men’s lacrosse team clinch a berth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, redshirt junior goalie Brian Corrigan was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. The MAAC announced its weekly award winners April 24.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Elmira College's Lindsay Wargo '17 claimed her second consecutive Empire 8 Conference Goalie of the Week honor, as announced by the league office this afternoon. The award is Wargo's fourth of her collegiate career, as the fourth-year goalie took home weekly honors twice during the 2016 season.
It is routine for lacrosse players in their defensive end hurl the ball toward the other team's goal as time runs out in a quarter. But it's not too often those long shots goes in. Liverpool midfielder Jake Piseno and his teammates watched Saturday as the sophomore's 55-yard heave found the LaFayette net as time expired in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 9-8 advantage in the non-league game.
We almost had a new No. 1 this week. No. 2 Cicero-North Syracuse went to 9-0 after winning twice, while No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy dropped its first game of the season Saturday against Long Island Class C power Mt. Sinai. But the Brothers hang on, barely, to the top spot this week in syracuse.com's CNY lacrosse poll.
There's always been parity between the larger and smaller schools in area boys lacrosse, and this week, a pair of Class D schools makes its way up the Top 10 of syracuse.com's weekly CNY high school poll.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time since 2013. The Dolphins (14-0) jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in Monday's IWLCA rankings. The team has 11 first place votes and 391 points.
HAMILTON – Colgate's Griffin Brown carries on an impressive legacy under head coach Mike Murphy with his selection Monday as 2017 Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Brown becomes the fourth Raider in Murphy's six-year term as head coach to claim top rookie honors. One of those former honorees, Brandon Burke, earned selection as this year's All-Patriot League Second Team goalkeeper.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate women's lacrosse junior midfielder Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) has been named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Midfielder of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Today’s show revolves mainly around the 400-point club. I have four guests on today’s show: Nicky Solomon from Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) who is the latest player to reach 400 career points; Bryan Wallace, Solomon’s head coach; Kirk Ventiquattro from Carthage (N.Y.) who has coached more 400-point scorers than any other high school coach in history.
The No. 1 state-ranked Victor boys lacrosse team’s 50-game winning-streak, the longest such in high school lacrosse, was snapped as the Blue Devils fell 10-9 to the Brother Rice Warriors (Mich.) on Sunday.
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Hamilton College scored the first three goals and led the entire way as the Continentals posted a 7-6 NESCAC win against the Trinity College Bantams at Trinity's Robin Sheppard Field on Saturday afternoon.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 10th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon when it welcomed Alfred University for the third game of the Bombers' five-game homestand to conclude the regular season. IC put up a season-high 20 goals in a 20-9 rout of the Saxons, improving to 5-1 in Empire 8 play heading into the final week of the regular season.
The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s lacrosse team hit a bump in the road over the spring vacation break. The Orange and Blue dropped games to Carthage and Canandaigua as the week long recess moved along. But with the break about over, the Mustangs rediscovered the formula to win.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In a wild offensive matchup Sunday afternoon, both the Niagara women's lacrosse team and the Quinnipiac Bobcats put up their highest single-game goal totals of the 2017 campaign. A two-goal run from Quinnipiac made it 17-16 in the closing minutes, but Niagara scored four times in the final 1:53 of the contest to pull away for the 21-16 victory at Reese Stadium at Yale University.
The Rochester Rattlers were among an unprecedented seven of the nine teams in the league in 2016 Major League Lacrosse to finish the regular season 8-6, muddying a playoff picture with even murkier pre-existing tiebreaker procedures. Rochester was left out of the four-team playoff picture despite owning head-to-head tiebreakers over three of the four teams that qualified. But that’s in the past.
Syracuse has become the longest-tenured No. 1 team of 2017’s Maverik Media Poll, holding on to the top spot for third-straight week. It wasn’t easy, as the Orange had to fight off an upset-minded Binghamton team Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
The No. 2 GCC men's lacrosse team won its regular season finale on the road at Herkmier College on Saturday, 25-3. Genesee built a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and upped the margin to 15 at the half, taking a 16-1 lead into the break.
The Hornets traveled to Watertown, NY Wednesday evening for their last game of the season and came home with a 15-14 win against Jefferson CC. The game, played at General George Brown stadium under the lights, saw the Hornets' lead start to slip away in the fourth quarter.
It’s been a busy week, and this week it’s only going to get crazier. For example, both my sons are in Prague (as in Czech Republic) this week for the 24th annual Ales Hrebesky Memorial Box Lacrosse Tournament. This is Brian’s fourth year playing over there, and this year he finagled a roster spot on his Glasgow Clydesiders team for his younger brother. Games are streamed on-line, so I’ll be glued to my laptop from Wednesday through Sunday. Here’s a link if you’re interested:
The trio of Joe Johnson (Churchville), Teddy Alvarado (Hilton), and AJ Soto (Churcvhille) led the Alfred State lacrosse team to a 10-6 victory over SUNY Canton in the opening round of the USCAA Classic.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team broke a 2-2 halftime tie by scoring seven times during the second half of Sunday's non-conference bout with the SUNY Canton Kangaroos en route to a 9-7 victory on Class of 2017 Recognition Day.
The champion versus champion showdown at Hamburg High School's Howe Field was a good as advertised. The difference in an intense, physical clash between reigning champions: OP's patient, unselfish offensive approach as with the game on the line the Quakers proved to be just a tad bit better.
DAY IN REVIEW: Canandaigua saw four lead changes but managed to win their game with Brother Rice from Michigan (5-3). Devin Andrews (2g-1a) scored the winning goal with 4:09 left in regulation. Mark Belles scored 3g and Mitch Pfeiffer added 1g-2a for the Braves (6-2). Tim Rice made 10s (71%) and Brandon Moore recorded 6s (67%) for CA.
SYRACUSE — Braelie Kempney generated nine goals and two assists as the Carthage girls lacrosse team earned a 20-14 nonleague victory over Section 4’s Chenango Forks Saturday at Onondaga Community College on Saturday.
April 22, 2017 - There were three games to finish off break week. All three were out of Section contests with Ithaca defeating Penn Yan 12-8, Mercy defeating Archbishop Hoban 16-3 and Victor facing West Genesee.
Garden City, N.Y. – Fifth-ranked Adelphi University scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 9-5 win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Motamed Field.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Freshman Maeghan O'Brien (Seton Catholic) scored a career-best four goals and added one assist Saturday as host Nazareth dominated Elmira in an Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse match by winning 18-7.
A week after being the hero -- Salcido canned the game-winning shot in overtime against North Carolina -- Salcido was the zero. He didn't tally a point for just the second time in the last two seasons as the Orange (11-1, 4-0 ACC) eked out a 9-8 win over the Bearcats (9-4, 3-2 America East).
TROY, N.Y. - Sophomore Aleena Milinski made 14 saves and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team got goals from nine different student-athletes in defeating Vassar College, 12-5, in a Liberty League contest at Renwyck Field. The Engineers improve to 6-8 overall and 4-4 in the conference and remain alive for a post-season tournament berth. The Brewers fall to 6-7 and 3-4 and also have a chance for a league bid.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team clinched the right to host a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament semifinal game on Saturday afternoon at the Field House Complex, as the Cardinals topped SUNY Geneseo, 13-6, in SUNYAC action.
Plattsburgh State can be no worse than the No. 2 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament, and it sets the stage for a game against SUNY Cortland on Saturday, April 29, that will determine the top overall seed and the SUNYAC regular-season champion.
WOMEN: The Tar Heels (13-2, 6-1 ACC) will play No. 8 seed Duke (8-8, 1-6 ACC) in the first game of the tournament on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. North Carolina topped the Blue Devils, 19-7, today in the teams' regular-season meeting.
Other quarterfinal match-ups include No. 2 seed Syracuse (13-5, 5-2 ACC) playing No. 7 seed Virginia Tech (11-7, 2-5 ACC), No. 3 Virginia (10-7, 4-3 ACC) against No. 6 Louisville (11-6, 3-4 ACC) and No. 4 Notre Dame (11-6, 4-3 ACC) taking on No. 5 Boston College (12-5, 3-4 ACC).
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) scored a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists and became just the fifth player in Cortland program history to eclipse 200 career goals as the nationally 17th-ranked Red Dragons defeated Oswego, 16-6, in women's lacrosse SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
ALFRED, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 20-2 victory over Alfred University on Saturday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium. With the win, Fisher improves to 10-4 on the season and 4-3 in Empire 8 play. Alfred drops to 3-10 overall and remain winless in the conference (0-6).
The Buffalo Bandits fell in disappointing fashion to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday night by a score of 20-7. The loss drops the Bandits to 6-11 on the season, and means the team will miss the NLL playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season.
For the final regular season game in the Carrier Dome of the 2017 season, it was only fitting that it once again came down to a one-goal decision.
Evan Molloy came up with a big save late and the No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (11-1, 4-0 ACC) improved to 8-1 in one-goal affairs, holding off Binghamton (9-4, 3-2 America East) 9-8 in the Carrier Dome on Senior Day.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (10-3, 3-2 AE) fell to No. 1 Syracuse (11-1, 4-0 AE), 9-8, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. Tom Moore led all scorers with five goals. His fifth goal tied the Binghamton record for goals in a season (39) set by Matt Springer in 2014.
"I thought we came out and fought hard today," said Head Coach Kevin McKeown. "The result wasn't what we had hoped, but we were able to grow from today's game. Syracuse is a very good team and we were able to hang with them. That shows a lot about where we are at right now as a team."
ALBANY, N.Y. – Down four in the fourth quarter, the #5/5 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team roared back with a game-ending 5-0 run vs. #12/11 Yale, with Mitch Laffin netting the winner with 34 seconds left, to grab a 13-12 victory at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) had four points and a career-high 10 draw controls to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 victory over Southern Connecticut State University in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Fifteen different players scored goals as the nationally sixth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Potsdam, 24-9, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Bears fell to 4-8 and 1-4.
NEW ROCHELLE, New York -Sophomore Hailey Wagner broke the single-season draw controls record by winning eight, as the Marist women’s lacrosse team topped Iona, 13-9, on April 22 to clinch a berth in the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 7/8 Syracuse ended the regular season with a 9-8 setback at Louisville on Saturday, April 22. The loss snaps the Orange's five-game winning streak as they enter postseason play with a 13-5 record.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse holds the top seed for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which gets underway Friday, April 28 at Koskinen Stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The Orange (10-1, 4-0 ACC) will play No. 4 seed North Carolina (6-7, 1-3 ACC) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. , live on ESPNU/WatchESPN. Syracuse topped North Carolina, 12-11 in overtime, in the teams’ regular season meeting on April 15.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The No. 11/12 Army West Point men's lacrosse team were outscored 6-1 in the second half against Loyola as the Greyhounds came away with a 14-6 win on Friday night at Michie Stadium.
With the win, Loyola claimed the top seed in the Patriot League tournament and will host the semifinals and championship next weekend. Army is the second seed for the semifinals, but will not know its opponent until Tuesday night.
Top-ranked Syracuse (10-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) will host Binghamton Saturday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome on Senior Day. In SU’s last game before the ACC tournament, the Orange will look to extend its win streak to nine games. Meanwhile, unranked Binghamton (9-3, 3-2 America East) looks to snap a two-game losing streak.
Here’s what you need to know about the Bearcats ahead of the Saturday matchup.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Senior Ben Williams has won 618 faceoffs in three years of work at the 'X' for Syracuse University. That total is four shy of the school mark held by Chris Cercy and represents a lot of success at his specialized position. So it's no surprise that when asked which wins stand out the most, Williams can't come up with a clear answer.
TROY, N.Y. – Sophomore Michelle Bolger recorded six points to pace the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to an 18-3 victory over Bard College, on Friday afternoon at Renwyck Field. With the win, the Engineers improve to 5-8 overall (3-4 Liberty League), while the Raptors drop to 4-7 (0-6 Liberty League).
April 21, 2017 - DAY IN REVIEW: After five ties, Penfield took off in the last quarter scoring four unanswered goals to take a victory, this afternoon, at Comsewogue (Section XI). Six different players made the offensive book for the Patriots. Leading the pack was Joey Barboza with 3g-3a. Senior midfielder Peter Schwab was the ground ball leader with nine. For the Warriors (3-5), Ryan Dorney was the offensive leader with 2g-1a.
April 21, 2017 - Four teams played today with Mercy defeating Magnificat 17-8 in the largest difference and Geneva defeating Livonia 11-10 in the smallest. Additionally, Hilton defeated Irondequoit 8-6 and Penfield defeated HFL 11-5.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A share of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular-season title is on the line when No. 7/8 Syracuse takes on Louisville in final game of the regular season. Opening draw in Louisville is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
The William Smith College lacrosse team used a nine-goal run in the second half to clinch its 10th straight victory, topping St. Lawrence 11-4 In a Liberty League game played today on the Saints' North Country Field.
Syracuse looks to extend its current 8-game winning streak into the ACC Tournament with a win over Binghamton on Saturday's Senior Day. The game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports with Mark Larson and Dale Drypolcher on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
Camillus, NY - As Lauren Gilbert made the last of her 16 saves in the game's dying seconds - this one another point-blank stop on the crease - the Cicero-North Syracuse High School goalie had but one thought.
Homer's perfect start to their 2017 spring season was pushed to the limit Friday, but a late game-winner from Tucker O'Donnell kept their record spotless, as the Trojans knocked off visiting Christian Brothers Academy, 12-11. O'Donnell scored the final tally with 5:46 remaining in regulation, striking the top-left corner of the Brothers' net.
When the door opened just a crack Thursday on the road against Jordan-Elbridge, Keara Dwyer was there to capitalize for Cazenovia. After the Eagles were carded in the waning seconds of regulation, the Lakers had a player-advantage to open overtime and on the opening possession, Dwyer fired home the game-winner to hand her team a thrilling 15-14 victory.
The weather took its toll on the sports schedule on Thursday. It even affected lacrosse games, which often avoids postponements of games played on artificial turf. However, St. Joe’s and Bishop Timon-St. Jude had other concerns besides water.
“Even when things go wrong, you’ve got to snap out of it and stop that snowball,” Amsterdam coach Paul Furman said. “When you continue to let that snowball go downhill, it gets bigger and bigger and you end up with how we finished today. I really think this team is better than what that final score was. We just have to put a full four quarters today.”
Syracuse, N.Y. -- One of the most fabled numbers in college lacrosse will soon be up for grabs. Syracuse senior attack Jordan Evans will be departing the Orange, and when he does he'll hang up his No. 22 for whoever thinks they have the game and temperament to pull it on themselves.
Widner had a rough night for the Orange on Tuesday, leading the team with four turnovers despite winning a game-high seven draw controls. SU struggled alongside her in the first half, but a re-energized effort in the second helped the No. 8 Orange (13-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) hold off No. 11 Cornell (10-3, 5-0 Ivy), 11-8, in the Carrier Dome.
The 39-year-old goalie for the Buffalo Bandits is about to finish his 17th year in the National Lacrosse League. He heads into Saturday’s home game with the Georgia Swarm (7:30 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) not knowing how many more times he’ll be playing before the enthusiastic crowds at the KeyBank Center.
The Rochester Knighthawks (5-10) return home to the Blue Cross Arena to play host to the New England Black Wolves (8-8) Saturday April 22 and 7:30pm ET. The Knighthawks are officially eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to New England.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Hilbert College men's lacrosse team claimed the first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) conference title in the league's inaugural season of competition.
After the 33-4 victory over Medaille College April 19th, the Hawks completed a perfect 4-0 record in AMCC play to take home the first AMCC men's lacrosse regular season championship. Other conference victories include Alfred State, Franciscan University, and La Roche College.
Proposal 2017-1 has been a hot topic at the lunch table for Kacy Hogarth and her friends.
The freshman at Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa., is like many around the country trying to figure out what the landmark lacrosse legislation — passed last Friday by the NCAA Division I Council to curtail early recruiting — means for her.
Rain lashed against Mike Messere’s jacket as he hopped out of his red Dodge Ram on a chilly Saturday morning in March. A slight breeze greeted him while he strolled toward the West Genesee (New York) High School locker room, beside the field named after him. Half an hour before 8:30 a.m. practice, an old, wooden bench served as a desk for the winningest coach in the history of high school lacrosse.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced that UAlbany goalkeeper Erin Leghart is the Division I Defensive Player of the Week. Leghart stood as the primary UAlbany goalkeeper in a pair of victories last week. She came off the bench and earned a victory over then #8/8 Cornell, then she started vs. New Hampshire, saving 11 shots in the 9-8 win.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – For the first time in program history, the Army West Point women's lacrosse team has notched a Patriot League victory after defeating Colgate 11-9 Wednesday evening on the road. A fast start by the Black Knights helped them maintain an edge over the Raiders for the entirety of the game.
SUNY Cortland Athletics will be participating in the State University of New York Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SUNYAC SAAC) "10 Million Yards for Yeardley" event on Sunday, April 30. The event will be a part of a collective endeavor hosted on each of the campuses of the 10 schools in the conference on various dates during the week of April 24-30.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Jordan Evans tries oh so hard to follow the athlete's mantra of one play, one quarter, one game at a time. That used to be easier when Evans had so much time left as a lacrosse player for Syracuse University. But no more.
The Merchant Marine Academy men's lacrosse team played rival Coast Guard Academy on the Naval Academy's lacrosse field this past Saturday in Annapolis, Md., and junior Pat Coll (Shenendehowa) made it a memorable day. He scored at 2:29 of the second sudden-victory overtime to give Merchant Marine a 13-12 victory.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – Juniors Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) and Devin Phelps (Chittenango) each scored three goals as the nationally sixth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team erased a one-goal halftime deficit and defeated Clarkson, 11-9, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon.
Hamilton College's Darby Philbrick '18 scored the go-ahead goal with 3:11 left and lifted the Continentals to a 13-12 non-conference win against the Ithaca College Bombers at Ithaca's Higgins Stadium on Wednesday.
John Grant Jr. announced his retirement from lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon, ending a storied professional career that spanned nearly two decades and saw the Canadian emerge as the star of both Denver lacrosse teams.
(Pittsford, NY) - Sweetlax Lacrosse announced their annual Summer Showcase for uncommitted boy’s lacrosse 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 players being held June 23rd at Calkins Road Middle School in Pittsford, NY. The Sweetlax Showcase includes scrimmages and positional clinics along with College Coaches Q and A sessions designed to further assist players who are interested in playing at the next level.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior attacker Hannah Millich (Carthage) scored a career-high seven goals to propel the Knights, 6-7 (3-3 SUNYAC) to a victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe Oswego, 13-4, on Tuesday evening at College Stadium.
GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's lacrosse team alongside the Oswego women's lacrosse team and in solidarity with the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) joined "Team Molly" to raise awareness and funding for the battle against rare cancers.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's lacrosse team defeated the SUNY Canton Kangaroos 17-5 on Wednesday evening under the lights at Laker Turf Stadium. Oswego improves to 6-7 on the year, while Canton falls to 3-8.
The Roos trailed 5-3 at halftime but limited the Saxons (3-9) to just a single score over the final 30 minutes while exploding for 10 goals of their own including the final five of the contest to secure the win.
Lake Shore went undefeated in 18 games before losing to Honeoye Falls-Lima in the girls lacrosse Far West Regionals last year. That included three wins over Class C League rival Amherst. Wednesday, the Eagles (3-0) continued their dominance over Amherst (2-2), rallying in the second half for a 12-8 victory on the Tigers' home field.
Miles, Hiana, and Lyle Thompson at the 2016 Courage Game in Philadelphia. Registration is now open for the 2017 Courage Game! All ages are welcome. Visit https://CourageGame.org to reserve your spot to play May 28 in Providence, RI.
Lacrosse, in common with many indigenous inventions, has a creation story that nests legends within legends. On Wednesday, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame honoured a lacrosse legend in the modern sense — a player whose skills were legendary, and who was himself the son of a legendarily gifted player. We honour Gaylord Powless, the son of Ross Powless, lacrosse greats, both of them. The Powless family, of the Six Nations of the Grand River, have been famed lacrosse players for as long as anyone can tell. There are 200 years of Powless family history at Six Nations.
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, New York - The Marist women’s lacrosse team held off third ranked Niagara in a close 9-7 contest April 19 in Western New York. Both teams are now 7-8 overall while Marist is an even 3-3 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Purple Eagles are 4-2 in conference competition.
On the recruiting video, Ryan Berning looked OK to University of Richmond lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti. Nothing special. Berning probably wasn’t good enough to play for the Spiders, Chemotti concluded. Berning’s high school coach in Cincinnati followed up with video of Berning as a defensive back at St. Xavier High.
“I called him right back and said, ‘I’ve got to have this kid. We’ll figure it out,’” recalled Chemotti. “The athleticism was something that just shined in his football video.”
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team put up a season-high 25 goals as the team downed Elmira College, 25-4, Tuesday evening at Growney Stadium. With the win, Fisher improves to 8-6 on the season and moves to .500 (3-3) in the Empire 8.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team used a 14 goal second half to hand visiting Cazenovia College their first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss Wednesday night, dominating the Route 20 Rivalry with a 22-9 rout of the Wildcats on Drake Field in Morrisville, while remaining undefeated themselves with a 6-0 conference record.
VESTAL, N.Y. – The Great Dane defense held Binghamton to four goals as the #5/5 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team secured a share of the America East regular season title with a 10-4 victory in Vestal on Wednesday night. In addition, UAlbany (10-2, 5-0 AE) has secured hosting rights for the 2017 America East Tournament. The semifinals will be on Thursday, May 4th and the final will be on Saturday, May 6th.
Keuka Park, N.Y.: The SUNY Cobleskill men's lacrosse team suffered through a long afternoon on Wednesday falling to the host Wolves of Keuka College by a 19-5 margin in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) match-up. With the loss the Fighting Tigers drop to 3-7 overall on the year with a 0-5 record in league play while the Wolves improve to 6-5 overall including a 4-2 record versus conference opponents.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Once again, the Cornell men's lacrosse team will host its annual fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause on Sunday, April 23 at Schoellkopf Field on the Cornell campus.
The members of the Cornell men's lacrosse team will be on hand to teach skills, give instruction, and run games with youth lacrosse players (grades 3 through 8). Afterwards, participants will be treated to a tour of the Big Red locker room, as well as an autograph session and pizza party with the Big Red.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Senior Devon Parker and junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) recorded five points apiece to lead No. 7/8 Syracuse to an 11-8 victory against No. 12/11 Cornell in the Carrier Dome. The win was the fifth straight for the Orange, which improved their record to 13-4.
Conor Healey took over third on the Saints all-time scoring list and Jamie DeNicola tied his season-high of five goals as the seventh-ranked St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team topped SUNY Potsdam 20-7 in a non-conference game under the lights Tuesday evening in Potsdam, New York.
Herne visited SUNY Canton in 2015 to discuss ESPN’s documentary “Keepers of the Game,” which chronicles the trials of the Salmon River High School girls’ lacrosse team as they broke down barriers in a sport that Native American culture traditionally reserves for men. She and her daughter, Tsiotenhariio, one of the team members, were central figures in the film. Tsiotenhariio went on to play for SUNY Canton’s women’s lacrosse team during the 2016 season.
The 2016 season will be pretty tough to top for St. Joe's, but that doesn't mean the Marauders won't give it the good old college try. The Marauders carry the designation of being the hunted this boys lacrosse season following a campaign in which they captured their first-ever Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association championship.
A familiar face is the new boys' lacrosse coach for three-time defending Section VI champion Akron.
Gary Sundown is the head coach again for the first time since 2006. While he's making the final calls on the sideline, he is no stranger to the program. He's been a volunteer coach since 2008, which means he's been part of the championship run the Tigers hope to extend as members of the newly formed Class D division.
It's been more than a decade since Orchard Park and Hamburg have faced each other in a boys' lacrosse game. Two of the most successful programs in Western New York are about to make up for lost time. The big winner: Western New York lacrosse fans.
While some Section III baseball and softball teams are enjoying their spring breaks competing in warmer climates, there was plenty of intriguing lacrosse games right here in Central New York on Tuesday, plus a big track and field invitational. Here are the highlights from April 18.
After one half of play, the Canandaigua and Penn Yan boys lacrosse team played each other evenly and finished the half with the score tied at two. The second half proved to a much different story, as the Braves took control of the game and outscored the Mustangs 6-1 in the second half, to lead Canandaigua (4-2) to a 8-3 win over Penn Yan (3-4) on Tuesday in Canandaigua.
DAY IN REVIEW: Irondequoit took a four goal lead twice in the second quarter and held off the late advance by Hilton to defeat the Cadets 8-7. Hilton scored the final three goals of the game and held the Eagles scoreless for the final 16:42.
April 18, 2017 - There were three more games played today with Pittsford travelling to Yorktown and two local games. Pittsford defeated Yorktown 16-8, HFL defeated Pal-Mac 11-9 and Eastridge defeated Wayne in overtime 9-8,
Hamilton College's Jack Gaul '18 scored with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter and lifted the Continentals to an 11-10 non-conference win against the Hartwick College Hawks at Hartwick's Wright Stadium on Tuesday.
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2017 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2017 Weekly Conference Honors page or use the direct links below.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host their fourth-annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Georgia Swarm visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of assistant coach Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt Lymphoma in 2015.
The Bearcats are coming off their first conference loss of the season last weekend. Binghamton fell to UMBC, 7-6, in the final minutes on Saturday evening. Prior to the game, the Bearcats were riding an eight-game win streak. Binghamton currently ranks sixth in the nation in scoring defense (7.55), third in clear percentage (.919) and eighth in shot percentage (.341).
VESTAL, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse will look to secure a share of the America East regular season title on Wednesday, April 19th, taking on Binghamton in Vestal at 7 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The game will air online on AmericaEast.tv. General admission tickets for the game in Vestal are $5.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Freshman goalkeeper Hannah George (Maine-Endwell) made three saves in the final 11 minutes as the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team upset top-ranked Adelphi University, 5-4, in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany football and women’s lacrosse teams will take part in the “Be the Match” campaign to help add people to the bone narrow donor registry. The football team will be working with “Be the Match” on Wednesday, April 19th from 12-3 p.m. on the podium on campus while the women’s lacrosse team will be in the Physical Education Building on Saturday, April 22nd from 12-4 p.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The No. 6/19 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team hit the road on Tuesday for State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, and brought home a solid win, downing Buffalo State, 18-9.
Ball movement was not an issue for the Shenendehowa boys' lacrosse team in the first half Tuesday afternoon against Christian Brothers Academy. The Plainsmen worked the ball well against the Brothers' zone, yet had little to show for it.
Sometimes losing isn't all bad. The lessons learned by the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team in last week's three-goal loss at West Genesee yielded the team's second straight strong effort today - a 17-5 rout of league rival Baldwinsville.
Camillus, NY -- It seems more and more opponents are trying to play zone defense against the West Genesee High School boys lacrosse team. It's an acknowledgement of the problem matching up with the Wildcats personnel, particularly at attack. It's also creating a secondary issue - West Genesee is seeing it so much this season, it's getting better and better at attacking.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team collected its second-straight double digit victory Tuesday afternoon, downing Utica College, 19-1, at Growney Stadium. With the victory, Fisher improves to 8-4 on the season and hits .500 (3-3) in conference play. Utica moves to 6-6 overall (3-3 E8).
SUNY Cortland senior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) has been selected as both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Region Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 16. In addition, Cortland freshman attacker Molly Newton (Skaneateles) has been named the ECAC Division III North Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the same period.
ITHACA, NY – The No. 4 RIT (11-2) men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 16-14 win at No. 10 Ithaca College (10-3) Tuesday afternoon. RIT has won six straight games, and hands Ithaca its first home loss since February, 2015.
AUBURN — A six-goal run to start the second half was enough to push Auburn girls lacrosse to a confidence-building win. The Maroons handed Cortland its first loss of the season Tuesday at Holland Stadium, scoring six goals in a 7:18 span en route to a 14-7 victory.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse freshmen Asa Goldstock (Niskayuna) and Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) have been honored for their performances in the Orange's upset of No. 2 North Carolina last Saturday. Goldstock is this week's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Defensive Player of the Week, while Hawryschuk is the league's Offensive Player of the Week. In addition, Goldstock earned both the Player and Rookie of the Week honors from Inside Lacrosse.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The "phenomenal" season of Syracuse senior defender Scott Firman has caused even 10-year SU defensive coordinator Lelan Rogers to question his past decisions.
"'Gee, maybe we should have had Scottie down on close defense the last couple years,"' Rogers said people have told him. "I don't know. Maybe we should have. We'll never know."
The NCAA men’s lacrosse championship weekend will be held in a non-NFL venue for the first time since 2002 when the event is held at Rentschler Field (University of Connecticut football stadium) in 2021, the association announced Tuesday.
Scott Firman started putting on his pads. The soon-to-be Jamesville-DeWitt (New York) High School sophomore was playing pickup lacrosse with his teammates. Usually his head coach, Jamie Archer, stood off on the side and watched. But one day, Archer came out with pads himself and suited up. Firman had to guard his coach, a former Syracuse All-American.
Devin Dewane and Cabry Hildmann combined for seven goals Tuesday afternoon to help Liverpool take down CNYCL rival Cicero-North Syracuse, 10-9. Dewane had a game-high four scores, while Hildmann pitched in three.
This is the CURRENT seeding list, with the seeding ranks, separated by Class. It is provided as an indication of trends as of the date the rankings were computed (usually Sundays). Over thirty out of section team records must be researched each time the rankings are computed, so we are providing this page weekly until all games in the regular season have been played. At the point we will publish a FINAL list which will be promoted on the front page of BLaxFive.NET.
Nanticoke was one of 11 players announced in the second wave of the game’s participants. He is one of seven attackmen and 22 total players to be announced for the game. Nanticoke, from Six Nations, Ontario, currently plays at the IMG Academy in Florida.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Junior attackman Ryan Hubbard (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead) of Plattsburgh State has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week for the period ending April 16, 2017, as announced Monday by the conference office. This marks the third career SUNYAC Athlete of the Week accolade for Hubbard. He most recently earned the distinction on March 6, 2017.
GAME #13: #11/12 Cornell Big Red at #8/7 Syracuse Orange
TIME: 7 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PLACE: Carrier Dome - Syracuse, N.Y.
LIVE VIDEO: Spectrum Sports/ACC Network Extra
LIVE STATS: Cuse.com
RECORDS: Cornell 10-2 (5-0 Ivy), Syracuse 12-4 (5-1 ACC)
After racking up a pair of victories this week over Cornell and at North Carolina, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team (10-1, 4-0 ACC) are the unanimous No. 1 selection in this week's USILA/NIKE Coaches' Poll.
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the fifth time this season, Connor Fields (Bishop Timon) has been selected as the America East Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. With five AE player of the week awards this season, Fields now has 14 conference weekly honors in his career, including eight offensive player of the week.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Scoring a game-winning goal in two victories with under 20 seconds left last week, Dakotah Savitcheff has been honored as the Epoch/US Lacrosse Player of the Week, the publication announced on Monday.
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Freshman midfielder Ross Filtch (Marcellus) was named MAAC Rookie of the Week after Siena’s 11-10 win over Canisius. This is Filtch’s first Rookie of the Week honor.
The Marcellus, New York native tallied a team-high three points in Siena’s 11-10 win over Canisius. He recorded two goals and dished out one assist in the victory. He scored on just the two shots he took for a perfect 1.000 shot percentage.
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Freshman midfielder Alexis Deaken earned back-to-back MAAC Rookie of the Week honors. This is Deaken's fourth Rookie of the Week honor this season.
The Orangeville, Ontario native continued to be a leading scorer for the Saints. She tallied five goals against Niagara, while putting two in the cage against the Jaspers. She also dished out one assist for a total of eight points on the week. She picked up six ground balls and caused three turnovers this week. She has a perfect shot on goal percentage for the week.
For his performance down the stretch at North Carolina, which saw him win nine of the final-11 faceoffs in a come from behind victory over the No. 17 ranked Tar Heels, Orange faceoff man Ben Williams has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its athletes of the week in men's lacrosse, naming Morrisville State College sophomore attacker, Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) the Offensive Player of the Week for a second straight week, for action ending April 15
EDISON, New Jersey - For the fourth time this season, Marist men’s lacrosse redshirt junior Brian Corrigan was selected as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The conference announced its weekly award winners April 17.
No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy gets to find out a lot about itself this week. The 4-0 Brothers play Fulton during the week then travel to Long Island for a pair of games against powerful Wantagh and Mt. Siani this weekend.
Baltimore, Md. (April 17, 2017)— Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the second wave of 11 boys and girls who have been selected to compete in the 12th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys game at 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. (April 17, 2017)— Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the second wave of 11 boys and girls who have been selected to compete in the 12th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys game at 8:00 p.m.
Last week's action did little to clear up things at the top of the CNY high school boys lacrosse poll. Jamesville-DeWitt lost to powerful Yorktown, while West Genesee, and earlier loser to J-D, handed Fayetteville-Manlius its first loss of the season.
PRINCETON, N.J. – After finishing the week with 14 points on six goals and eight assists, Cornell freshman Jeff Teat was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week as was announced by the conference office this afternoon. It is the second weekly award for both Teat and the Big Red this season.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- After upsetting No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill, the Syracuse women's lacrosse team moved up five spots to No. 7 in this week's IWLCA poll and three spots to No. 8 in the Cascade media poll.
TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Zach Lukas and Owen Putman (Shenendehowa) have been selected for Liberty League awards in men's lacrosse, earning Offensive Performer of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Welcome to a week of NJCAA surprise results!!!! Big wins for certain teams are going to shake things up this week in the polls, in peoples’ minds (at least in my mind), in regional standings, and more!!!! I’m using all these exclamation marks because I’m excited… how could I not be?!?!?!?!? Now I’m even working them into questions.
Brian Abbott is one of the top men’s lacrosse officials in the nation, having worked multiple NCAA championship weekend games in recent years. He also serves as a game official in Major League Lacrosse, and on occasion, will also work boys’ high school games. Regardless of the level of play, Abbott pinpoints the officials’ pre-game routine as being one of the most important factors in being able to call a good game.
Kirk Ventiquattro grew up in Carthage and after leaving briefly, he came back for good. He had a walk-on football offer at the University of Pittsburgh but turned it down because he was scared. He didn’t want to be unknown. That motivated his coaching career.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 12th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team continued to hold serve in the tight race for home-field advantage in the upcoming Empire 8 Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers cruised past Nazareth 18-8 to improve to 6-0 in conference play this season and 11-2 overall.
Katie Julien is a sophomore who plays both attack and midfield for the Shaker girls' lacrosse team.
Julien, who scored 25 goals as a freshman when the Blue Bison captured the Section II Class A title, ranks second on the team this season with 11 goals.
Shaker is 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Suburban Council. The Blue Bison return to action Tuesday at home vs. Schenectady.
A weekly look at this past week's top performers:
Hayley Kmack, Guilderland girls' lacrosse: The senior midfielder scored 11 goals in three games, including six Thursday in a 12-7 triumph over Shaker, to help the Lady Dutch go 2-1.
“For us,” Bach said, “we schedule non-league games we think we have a chance to lose. We look for that chance.”
That’s becomes the prevailing wisdom for Section II teams. Increasingly, that’s meant the area’s top high school girls’ lacrosse programs have looked beyond Section II’s borders to fill their non-conference schedules, primarily with top opponents from Section I or III.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Syracuse hadn’t been in a situation quite this bleak all season — down five goals on the road to the defending national champions with five minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Orange responded by piling all of its hopes onto a redshirt freshman who has not started a game this year.
ROCHESTER, NY (April 13, 2017): In our ninth installment, we interviewed offensive player, Dhane Smith to find out how he is staying in shape for the 2017 season. He’s having a terrific season for the NLL Buffalo Bandits (24 goals and 44 assists).
Onondaga Men's Lacrosse defeated Monroe Community College, 21-7, in Rochester on Saturday afternoon. The Lazers only held a one goal advantage at the end of the first period before scoring seven straight in the second to have an, 11-3, lead at the half, and they added five more goals in each of the final two periods to win the eleventh straight of the season.
WATERTOWN, New York - Christie Hahn (Cicero-North Syracuse) tallied a career-high 11 points on six goals and five assists to propel the MCC women's lacrosse team to a 22-3 victory over Jefferson CC Wednesday evening.
In total, 35 games were played this week. A quadruple overtime game between Penfield and Rush-Henrietta was the closest game. Penfield defeated RH 7-6 (HERE). Five teams continue to remain undefeated: Aquinas (7-0), Brighton (5-0), Livonia (3-0), Pal-Mac (5-0), Pittsford (3-0). There are only 18 games schedule during the upcoming week due to break week.
Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Three weeks from yesterday will be May, 7 – also known by the college lacrosse world as “Selection Sunday.” Conference champions in D-I, D-II, and D-III will be determined by that day, and Pool B and C bids will be announced and the three playoff brackets filled. This year there will be 16 teams in the D-I tournament, 8 in D-II, and 32 in D-III.
Nationally ranked No. 13 Hamilton College allowed just two goals on 11 shots and the Continentals cruised to a 12-2 NESCAC win against the Connecticut College Camels at Connecticut College's Freeman Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia Swarm (11-4) fought back from a five-goal deficit to reach a franchise-record 11th win with a 17-16 victory over the Buffalo Bandits (6-10) on Saturday. The tense game came down to the wire where goaltender Mike Poulin made a gorgeous save off a shot from Buffalo’s Dhane Smith in the final seconds to earn the win. (photo)
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The No. 12/18 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team took on SUNY Oneonta on Saturday in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play, extinguishing the Red Dragons, 16-5. The Golden Eagles improve to 10-1 in 2017 and remain unbeaten in conference play with a mark of 4-0, while the Red Dragons fall to 6-5 on the year and 2-2 in the SUNYAC.
TROY, N.Y. - Junior Zach Lukas had seven points on three goals and four assists in the first half as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team built a 10-goal margin at the break on its way to defeating Skidmore College, 17-6, in a Liberty League contest at East Campus Stadium. RPI has now won 8 of 9 games and moves to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in the conference. The Thoroughbreds fall to 6-6 and 2-3.
VESTAL, NY - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (6-9, 2-2 AE) defeated UMass Lowell (6-7, 0-4 AE) 12-6 this afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats saw big offensive performances from junior Jacqueline Kennedy and sophomore Rebecca Golderman (Guilderland), while senior Amanda Marsh (East Syracuse-Minoa) had a stand out day on defense. Today's game also honored seven Bearcats in senior day celebrations.
HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College women's lacrosse team was energized and produced an impressive 24-22 victory over Penn State Abington (8-1, 4-1 NEAC), who prior to the first draw, was one of the only two undefeated Division III teams.
Here are photo galleries for three of Saturday's games. Top-ranked Syracuse scored seven of the final eight goals to defeat No. 17 North Carolina 12-11 in overtime. No. 9 Duke defeated Virginia for the 17th time in the last 18 meetings, 20-11. Navy scored the final seven goals of the game to knock off No. 8 Army, 10-6.
Canton, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as the Pioneers topped host SUNY Canton 14-8 in non-conference action Saturday. Utica's Brickman House (Oneida, WI/Pulaski) had another huge day as he posted eight points on four goals and four assists to pace the Pioneers to their sixth win in their last seven contests. House remains the team-leader this season with 49 points (29 goals, 20 assists).
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 12/11 Syracuse scored the first four goals of the game on its way to a 13-11 upset of defending national champion and second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday, April 15 in Chapel Hill. The win extends the Orange's winning streak to four and puts Syracuse in a tie for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) standings.
The No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse team rallied from a five goal deficit with under five minutes to play in the third quarter against No. 17 North Carolina on Saturday at Fetzer Field, winning 12-11 in overtime.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell freshmen Jeff Teat and Connor Fletcher became the most prolific rookie scoring duo in Big Red men's lacrosse history, passing Rob Pannell and Roy Lang, as Cornell downed Lehigh, 16-11, this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Six Big Red players finished with at least three points, and Christian Knight posted a career-high 17 saves to earn the victory for the home team.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior attackman Justin Kesselring (Fairport) and freshman attackman Matthew Hutchings (Marcellus) each had five points in the first half to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 12-2 victory over Saint Michael's College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Friday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Baldwinsville def. Irondequoit, 17-5| box score
The Bees cruised to their fifth straight win of the season in the non-league game. Ryan Gebhardt was unstoppable scoring eight goals for Baldwinsville. Gebhardt now has 24 goals on the season.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Eleven different players scored goals Saturday afternoon as host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse rolled to a 22-5 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) decision over visiting SUNY Polytechnic on Drake Field in Morrisville.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Zachary DeBottis (Cicero-North Syracuse) totaled three goals and an assist while junior midfielder Alex Leuze (Fayetteville-Manlius) added a goal and three assists to lead the Knights to a 11-8 victory at Potsdam in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's lacrosse action, Saturday.
Senior captains Kiera Taussig and Julia Mitiguy recorded season-best performances as the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team captured their first conference road win of the season defeating RIT 15-7 Friday afternoon in Rochester, New York.
ANNAPOLIS. Md. - The No. 6/8/ Army West Point men's lacrosse team saw its win streak come to an end on Saturday as Navy won the Star game with a 10-6 victory on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
The Black Knights still have chance to get the top seed in the Patriot League Tournament when they take on Loyola. The winner of the game Friday night at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network will be the regular season champion and host the semifinals and championship.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team earned its first Empire 8 Conference victory of the 2017 season on Saturday afternoon, as the Soaring Eagles defeated the Saxons of Alfred University by a 14-4 final score at Campus Field.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally 15th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team scored two late goals in holding off Geneseo, 13-10, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Knights dropped to 5-7 and 2-3.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A career-best day for All-American Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) was a huge factor in the Bulldogs clinching a share of the 2017 Ivy League Regular Season Championship and his school's first home league tournament appearance.
The junior attackman scored five goals and handed out five assists in No. 15 Yale's 18-12 victory over Brown before 2,146 at Reese Stadium on Senior Day. Reeves' career-high, 10-point outing enabled the Elis to increase their win streak to seven games while moving to 5-0 in Ivy play for the first time since 1990.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team remains perfect in MAAC play, after defeating Quinnipiac 22-4 Saturday afternoon from the Demske Sports Complex. With the win, the Griffs move to 11-4 overall and have a 6-0 record in MAAC play.
ALFRED, NY – Junior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) continued his strong play as he had seven points (six goals, one assist) as the Alfred University men's lacrosse team dominated visiting Elmira College, 21-1, Saturday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – Junior attackman Ryan Hubbard (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead) scored his 100th career goal, helping the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team down The College at Brockport, 15-11, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Bob Boozer Field.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Dakotah Savitcheff (Canandaigua) had some late game heroics for the second straight contest, scoring a free position goal with 18 seconds remaining to send the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over New Hampshire on Senior Day at John Fallon Field.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Freshman Conor Bartlett (West Genesee) was busy finding his teammates in front of the goal on Saturday as the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team broke out of a three-game losing streak with a 13-3 win over Bard College.
GENEVA, N.Y.—Sophomore Bizzer Gahagan notched a hat trick as the No. 9/3 William Smith College lacrosse team defeated Skidmore 8-3 in a Liberty League game played on Boswell Field this afternoon. With their ninth straight win, the Herons improve to 12-1 overall and 5-0 in conference play.
This will be the 23rd meeting between the two programs, with Syracuse holding a 15-7 record all-time against North Carolina. The Orange has won three straight against the Tar Heels, and eight of the last ten matchups between the two sides.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The No. 6/8 Army West Point men's lacrosse team takes its nine-game winning streak into the biggest rivalry in all of college lacrosse on Saturday with a visit to Navy for a 12 p.m. faceoff. The game is going to be live on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan and Evan Washburn on the call. Zack Daly can be heard on the radio in the Hudson Valley on 1260 WBNR and 1420 WLNA.
The 4 p.m. matchup was an instant classic — the best midweek game of the year, a heavyweight tilt between two top five programs with markedly different styles and pedigrees. Maryland won, 12-11, making a final stand against the Great Danes and Tewaaraton candidate Connor Fields.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (3-8) outscored SUNY Canton (5-6) 7-1 in the second half to close out a 14-5 victory on Friday night. Senior captain Murphy Newman (Canton, N.Y./Berkshire School) led the Bears with five goals and two assists. With the seven points, she moved past Bailey Weigel '15 into fifth place on the program's all-time scoring list with 149 points.
The No. 20 Bearcats enter Saturday's contest riding an eight-game win streak, the longest win streak in Binghamton lacrosse history. Binghamton defeated Hartford, 10-9, last Saturday at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Junior Stephen Petrelli (Baldwinsville) led Binghamton with three goals, while Thomas McAndrew and Griffin Konen each added two goals and one assist. Goalie Tanner Cosens (Maine-Endwell) posted 11 saves on the day.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 17-3 victory over the Hartwick College Hawks Friday afternoon at Growney Stadium. With the win, Fisher picks up an Empire 8 to improve to 2-3 in conference play and 7-4 overall. Hartwick falls to 8-5 on the season (3-3 E8).
With their realistic playoff hopes on the line, the Buffalo Bandits didn’t crumble in the face of adversity. Trailing 6-1 late in the second quarter, the Bandits (6-9) scored nine straight goals en route to stunning the Toronto Rock (8-8) by a score of 13-8 in front of 12,113 fans at the Air Canada Centre on Friday.
“We’re thrilled about the outcome and thankful for the NCAA Division I Council’s wisdom in approving such an important proposal,” said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen. “While no legislation is perfect, this decision represents a significant shift toward the best interests of young prospective student-athletes, their parents and the culture of our sport.”
On Friday, April 14, the NCAA Division I Council voted to adopt a joint IWLCA/IMCLA proposal that limits contact between DI lacrosse coaches and prospective student-athletes until September 1 of his or her junior year in high school. Proposal 2016-26 will take effect immediately following the close of the April 26 NCAA Board of Directors meeting, according to US Lacrosse.
With just a little less than a month left in the season (and plenty of lacrosse left to play), the NCAA is set to release the first of two DI men’s lacrosse committee’s rankings Saturday. But how does the committee come up with these rankings and how are teams selected to compete in the championship tournament?
“It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time,” said the chair of the DI men’s lacrosse selection committee, Gene Doris.
Syracuse looks to win the ACC regular season title and lock up the number one seed in the ACC Tournament with a win over UNC. 'Cuse can finish no lower than the No. 3 seed regardless of outcome.
- The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Anish Shroff and Quint Kessenich on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
Goldstock wanted to stay home at home to play out his collegiate lacrosse career. After receiving offers from both North Carolina and Maryland, the then-sophomore in high school called the Syracuse coaching staff. SU told the Niskayuna (New York) High School product they wanted to wait to see how his junior season played out.
Goldstock totaled over 140 points in his junior campaign. But, the offer never came.
GENEVA, N.Y.—The William Smith College lacrosse team extended its win streak to eight games, downing Rensselaer 13-3 in a Liberty League game on Boswell Field this afternoon. The Heron are a perfect 4-0 in Liberty League play and improve to 11-1 overall.
US Lacrosse is proud to welcome Fred Opie to our lineup with his weekly podcast. Opie is an author and former Syracuse University and US National Lacrosse team player growing integrity, effort, and care on and off the field.
On this week’s podcast: we ask the questions are you eating to win or winning to eat? When I started playing competitive sports I had horrible eating habits. That continued until I became a Division I athlete at Syracuse University.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed lefty forward Jordan Dance to a one-year deal. Dance is now available to play Saturday when the Knighthawks take on the Colorado Mammoth at 9:00 p.m. at Pepsi Center.
Trailing by five in the second half, on the road against a strong Skaneateles team, the circumstances were not ideal for Marcellus on Thursday. Somehow though, the Mustangs found a way, rattling off six consecutive goals to close the contest and knock off the Lakers 8-7.
The Shanley sisters, Katie and Kiera combined for 12 of F-M's 16 goals in a 16-13 win over the Wildcats. Kiera scored 9 goals with 2 assists, while Katie recorded 3 goals and 5 assists. Can you say double trouble?
The Lady Dutch (3-2 overall, 2-1 league) dropped a 12-9 decision against Shenendehowa on Tuesday. That setback alone provided ample motivation, but the Lady Dutch also were on the wrong end of a 10-9 verdict vs. Shaker in the 2016 Section II Class A final. That setback did not sit well with them.
The Northstars held a three-goal edge late in the second half before the Warriors scored twice, but midfielder Jessica Meneilly earned a key draw control to gain the final possession and C-NS was able to run out the clock.
Ben Williams’ friends were taken aback. They were tossing the lacrosse ball around on a field when Williams finally voiced his improbable dream for one of the first times. It was one that, considering where they stood, seemed highly unlikely. He wanted to play Division I lacrosse.
“Impossible,” said one friend. “No way, Benny,” echoed another. “We can’t play NCAA, only club.”
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men's lacrosse team will be holding a fund-raiser during its home game against Elmira College on Saturday, April 15, as part of a month-long cancer awareness initiative.
The United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to create USILA/HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Month. The event, which is running the entire month of April, aims to raise cancer awareness and funds for improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
Host Fred Opie talks with LeMoyne College had lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan. A native of Camillus New York at a product of West Genesee high school, Dan Sheehan is in his 20th year as the head lacrosse coach at LeMoyne College located in Metropolitan Syracuse New York. As one of the top lacrosse coach is in the nation he has won five national championships.
They are husbands and wives. Some are mothers and fathers. Some work as financial planners, insurance agents, cops, teachers, nurses and several other various professions. And the one thing they all have in common is being lacrosse referees. There’s less than of 80 of them, to be exact - 56 on boys lacrosse and about 20 on girls lacrosse - making up the group of referees that will officiate the Lancaster-Lebanon League boys and girls lacrosse games in the tightly-packed six-week regular season this spring.
My father, who grew up holding a cricket bat, has taught himself to handle a lacrosse stick so he can pass with me. He does cheat, though, using a boys’ stick to make it easier to catch. One time, we were vacationing in Montreal on the St. Lawrence near a Mohawk reservation. I was having fun passing with my dad, and a passing truck stopped in its track. A Kahnawake Mohawk native emerged with a wide grin and a handmade wooden stick and joined us. He let my dad try his hand with the gorgeous stick. We bought it from him and brought it back home.
Binghamton has undergone quite the transformation under first-year head coach Kevin McKeown. The former Bearcat has led Binghamton to a 9-1 record as the new face of the program.
Quite literally — his face is one of the first things you see as you enter Binghamton’s Events Center, as there’s a photo of him from his goalie days on a collage running along the entrance and photos of him throughout and in the school’s athletics Hall of Fame.
Up three spots to No. 2 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Poll, the GCC men's lacrosse team put together its highest scoring effort of the season in a 28-4 win over visiting SUNY Broome on Wednesday night.
Rochester NY – The Monroe CC Tribunes (6 – 2) men’s lacrosse team won their sixth straight game on Wednesday, beating Mercyhurst NE – 20 to 3. Freshman Nick Kallio (Livonia) led the Tribunes with eleven points (four goals and seven assists). Sophomore Hudson Weil (Williamsville East) and Freshman Austin Jobson (Victor) were the leading goal scorers for Monroe CC with five goals each. Weil chipped in with four assists on the day, as well.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – Marist men’s lacrosse senior J.D. Recor (Bishop Timon) was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced April 13.
The field of 20 candidates announced in February was cut in half after votes from national media. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website now through May 9. One vote is permitted per day per device.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – University of Denver men’s lacrosse senior captains Christian Burgdorf (Westfield, N.J.) and Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award for collegiate men’s lacrosse. Fans are encouraged to vote for Denver’s seniors here.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS! J.D. Recor/Marist (Bishop Timon); Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia); Scott Firman (Jamesville-DeWitt) - Fan balloting counts for 1/3 of the total with the remaining 2/3 determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members. Please see the Selection Process section of the Senior CLASS Award website for more information.
Fans can vote on this page through midnight CT on the final day of voting.
The spring debut of the Saints Alive! Coaches Show airs this week throughout New York on Spectrum Sports. This week's show highlights both the Siena men's and women's lacrosse programs and features interviews and insight from head coaches John Svec and Bryana Borrelli and student athletes Ryan Ghaderi and Briana Sirianni.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's lacrosse team secured its first SUNYAC victory of the season with a convincing 12-4 comeback win at Potsdam on Wednesday night at the Bears' Maxcy Turf Field. Oswego is now 1-2 in the league and 4-7 overall while Potsdam drops below .500 at 4-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference.
In the middle of one of Syracuse’s best starts in program history, head coach John Desko asked two of his best offensive threats to swap positions.
Against Duke on March 25, Nick Mariano switched from attack to midfield, and he felt comfortable because the senior has spent considerable time at both positions over the last four years between Massachusetts and Syracuse. Brendan Bomberry was less sure. The junior transfer had little experience on the attack. But Desko saw something.
The last time the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team defeated West Genesee, senior Kristen Taylor scored the winning goal with 14 seconds remaining in an 11-10 sectional championship victory as her older sister, Kelly, watched from the sidelines and her mother, Kathy, was the Hornets' head coach.
That was on June 2, 2006.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women's lacrosse team improved to 3-1 in the SUNYAC and 5-5 overall with an 8-6 victory over New Paltz on Tuesday afternoon at Laker Turf Stadium. It is the Lakers' best start to a conference slate since the 2005 squad opened at 3-1 before going through the league with a 6-1 mark.
ROCHESTER, NY – Nazareth scored a season-high in goals, behind a career-high seven from Anthony Basile (Homer), in a 21-11 victory over Utica College Wednesday at Golden Flyer Stadium. Basile also tied a career-high with four assists.
BUFFALO, NY – Junior Miranda Gilbert (Watertown) and senior Tracy Johnston (Akron) both posted season high in goals scored as they both found the back of the net eight times as the Alfred University women's lacrosse team defeated host D'Youville College, 24-14 Wednesday evening.
UTICA, N.Y. – The 12th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team remained undefeated in Empire 8 play on Wednesday afternoon, besting Utica in a 17-6 whitewashing at Gaetano Stadium in Utica, N.Y. The win improves IC's record to 5-0 in Empire 8 play with three conference games remaining.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team extended its unbeaten streak to seven games and has now won 21 straight games in regular season conference action, defeating Marist 18-6 Wednesday afternoon from Poughkeepsie, N.Y
Jon Fairbanks recorded a hat trick as the eighth-ranked St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team rallied in the third quarter to earn 11-4 conference win over crosstown rival Clarkson under the lights Wednesday night at North Country Field.
ONEONTA, N.Y. – Junior attackman Ryan Hubbard (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead) scored with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to lift the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team to a 7-6 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) win over SUNY Oneonta on Wednesday afternoon at Red Dragon Field.
Alie Jimerson clung to memories of home. The Albany freshman called her parents via Skype every other night to see their faces. Something was wrong and they didn’t notice.
A year later, the Irving, New York, native folded and told her mother she wanted to transfer. Her mother, Claudia, thought she was “being a baby,” but the sophomore pleaded. Claudia realized her daughter was unhappy, giving the repeated video chats a new meaning.
“This was monumental. It was one of the biggest victories in Hamburg history,” coach Jerry Severino said as the undefeated Bulldogs headed back to Western New York after their sixth victory of the season. “Westfield was rated one of the top five teams in Virginia.”
BOSTON (April 12, 2017)- The United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) has announced the hiring of Hall of Fame lacrosse coach Regy Thorpe as the newest Head Coach of the Defending UWLX Champion Long Island Sound. The Sound have also announced that fellow Syracuse Assistant Caitlin Defliese and Ohio State assistant Jill Byers will join Coach Thorpe on the sideline for the Sound.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) earned national Rookie of the Week honors from Inside Lacrosse after a tremendous performance in a 12-11 overtime win against No. 20 Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 9.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team has continued its commitment to help better the lives of those affected by cancer through its extended partnerships with the lacrosse-based HEADstrong Foundation over the past two seasons.
Junior Erica Evans has been selected as the NCAA Player of the Week, the Association announced Wednesday afternoon. Evans was dominant in conference play last week, raking up 13 points (9g, 4a), 11 ground balls, 10 draw controls and five caused turnovers in wins over Siena and Monmouth.
The Cascade brand helmet contains hard and soft elements, and is one of the first of its kind for the girls game. As the hawks have learned to adapt to the headgear, they're feeling confident in the protection it provides.
Jordan Evans’ role had changed. The attack, who for most of his career was always looking to score, had to adjust. So as the season’s progressed he became more of a facilitator, passing rather than trying to create his own shot. But on Tuesday night in Syracuse’s 15-8 win over Cornell, he became more than that.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-9) will look to snap a three-game losing streak and make their way out of the basement of the East Division as they prepare for back-to-back road games against the division’s top two teams on the weekend.
Upstate New York is known for producing incredible lacrosse players, Connor Cannizzaro is another addition to the long list. He has been blazing a trail in Denver with the Pioneers and is expected to keep leaving his mark on the game.
COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse dominated host SUNY Cobleskill Wednesday afternoon, picking up a 20-4 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory behind six scores from leader Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) on the road in Cobleskill.
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team won for the sixth time in seven games, rallying from a five-goal second-half deficit to stun the host Williams Ephs with an 11-10 victory Tuesday evening in Williamstown, Mass.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior attacker Jacqueline Pardee (West Genesee) registered five points to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 18-2 victory over Saint Michael's College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Overcoming a hot start by Cornell (3-7, 2-2 IVY) the No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (9-1, 3-0 ACC) used a 10-0 run through the second and third quarters to race past its in-state rival 15-8 and tie the program's best start to a season through 10 games since the undefeated 1990 team.
LaxPower Photos from Rich Barnes
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse head coach John Desko wouldn't exactly say it, but Orange faceoff specialist Ben Williams needed a dominant showing like he put on display against Cornell in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. The senior won 19-of-25 faceoffs in his best performance of the season and first one of the year that lived up to the elite name he's made for himself during his Syracuse career.
Utica, NY – Dominic Castiglia (Liverpool), of the Utica College men's lacrosse team, was recognized as the Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday for last week's performances.
Castiglia tallied 10 goals in two games throughout the week, helping the Pioneers to victories over Alfred State and Alfred University. Against Alfred State he led the team to a 17-5 triumph, contributing with a career-high eight goals. In the 16-15 win over Alfred University, Castiglia registered two goals and one assist.
Castiglia was also named ECAC D-III North Offensive Player of the Week
The inevitable has happened. You’ve been approached by a parent about their child’s playing time. You’re at a crossroads and have some tough decisions to make…right there in the parking lot less than 30 minutes after game. What do you do? How do you handle the situation? What do you say? This is make or break time for you as a coach. How you respond will have repercussions either positive or negative. Which way do you want it to go?
On April 7, with 20:41 left in the second half in the game against SUNY Geneseo, graduate student Ally Runyon achieved the goal most players have — she broke the women’s lacrosse program record for goals scored. The record was set by Tracy Rivas ’13, who had 184 goals by the end of her senior year. Runyon now has 186 goals and will be setting the bar even higher for future athletes, as she still has at least five games to play in.
Staff Writer Madison Bess spoke with Runyon about breaking the program record and how her injury helped her in the long run.
In the past few weeks, it seemed as though Cornell men’s lacrosse was beginning to click. The team had won three of its last four games, including its first winning streak of the year after victories over Dartmouth and Harvard. The next obstacle would be telling, as the Red was to face a perennial juggernaut in Syracuse.
NISKAYUNA — Despite its personnel losses from a year ago, the talent’s there for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team to put together another special season. The challenge, Silver Warriors head coach Jason Bach said, is just that: putting it together.
CARTHAGE — When Carthage’s Logan Dunn found himself open for a shot late in the game against rival Watertown on Tuesday night, he didn’t hesitate.
Dunn accepted a quick pass from Weston Gray and quickly fired the ball into the net for the deciding goal with two minutes, 31 seconds left, as the Comets rallied to defeat the Cyclones, 9-8, in a Frontier League “A” Division boys lacrosse game at Comet Field.
The highly-billed state championship rematch between Jamesville-DeWitt and Yorktown on Tuesday seemed to be destined for late drama after the squads entered intermission tied, but a huge 9-0 spurt in the third doomed the Red Rams, as they fell 15-11.
Marcellus senior Maddie Conklin joined a select group on Saturday when she surpassed the 300-point career milestone for the Mustangs. Conklin, who is headed to play in college at Harvard, scored six times and added one assist in her team's 20-14 victory over Jordan-Elbridge, giving her 301 total points.
For most schools . . . there was a level of intrigue to how the state’s move from three classifications to four would affect the now-underway 2017 season. Besides the addition of a new classification — Class D — allowing the area to crown an extra champion than in past years, the change also affected which postseason tournament several top area programs will play in at the end of this season.
April 11, 2017 - DAY IN REVIEW: Of the dozen games played today, three teams held on to their undefeated season with wins today. Spencerport took their record to 5-0 with their win over Eastridge who played a close half (8-6). Jonathan Agness led the Rangers with 3g-6a. Andrew Doktor recorded 4g for the Lancers. Note: Victor (4-0) is also undefeated.
As far back as I can remember, lacrosse has always been a passion of mine. Starting early, I was constantly practicing my stick tricks, trying to snipe water bottles in the corners of the net, or even emulating the final 10 seconds of a National Championship game. Let me tell you, I hold the record for most buzzer beater goals with about 1,000,000!
Things were going so smoothly for the Bandits’ road trip to Calgary. The flight was a calm four-hour trek from Toronto. The city of Calgary was bustling with enthusiasm as their NHL Flames had qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And their Roughnecks came back to town on a two-game winning streak. The loyal fans were stoked to watch a good game with the Bandits and Roughnecks inside the Saddledome. Even the Bandits felt good at the gameday shoot around Saturday morning and seemed ready for the challenge.
Then the power went out. Well, kind of.
US Lacrosse will hold a coaching webinar as part of its Lacrosse Athlete Development Series entitled "Start Small for Big Results." The webinar takes place on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 pm (Eastern) and is free of charge. This one-hour webinar will explore the use of small sided games, competitions, and free play to develop confident and competent competitors. If you cannot attend the live event, that’s ok. Register anyway and you will automatically receive a recording 24-48 hours after the live broadcast.
It was a little shove that re-ignited Syracuse’s offense, delivered from Cornell’s Brandon Salvatore to SU’s Brendan Bomberry. It looked like normal jockeying around the crease, but seconds later Bomberry stood over Salvatore being restrained by fellow attack Nate Solomon amid a shoving mass of orange and red and white-and-back stripes.
POTSDAM, N.Y. - The nationally 15th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team held Potsdam off the scoreboard the first 52 minutes, 22 seconds of the game while building a big lead en route to a 16-2 victory in SUNYAC action Tuesday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference with the win, while the Bears fell to 2-8 and 0-4.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Dakotah Savitcheff (Canandaigua) netted two goals in the final 18 seconds of the game to lift the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 upset victory at #8/8 Cornell on Tuesday night.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—In addition to being named the SUNYAC Goalie of the Week, SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Jack Bezek (Webster, N.Y./Webster) has also earned recognition from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The senior goalie is this week's ECAC Corvias Division III North Defensive Player of the Week.
Syracuse midfielder Nick Mariano is making the most of his lacrosse mulligan. The way Mariano sees it, one senior year is already down the tubes when it comes to the sport. That would be the one in 2013 where he starred at Yorktown, leading the team into the state tournament but losing there. It haunts him to this day.
The Cardinals will begin NCAA Division III competition in 2018-19 and will compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). Plattsburgh State's addition of women's lacrosse means that all 10 SUNYAC schools will now sponsor the sport. The rest of the SUNYAC includes The College at Brockport, Buffalo State, SUNY Cortland, Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, Oswego State and SUNY Potsdam.
Someday, years from now when the first lacrosse team from the city raises that Section V championship block, they might mention 2017 as the year it all started again in the Rochester City School District.
J.D. Colarusso, the redshirt junior goalie at the University of Albany, is grateful he only has to take the abuse from Connor Fields on the practice field. On game days, Colarusso is treated to a decidedly more pleasing view. He gets to watch Fields, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior lefty and undisputed leader of the most prolific offense in Division I, do his thing at the expense of opposing defenses.
Syracuse looks to tie the best 10-game start to a season since 1990 at 9-1 with a win over Cornell. The game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports with Mark Larson and Dale Drypolcher on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
THE MATCHUP: The Cornell and Syracuse men's lacrosse teams will meet for the 104th time on Tuesday evening in a rivalry that ranks as the third most contested in the history of collegiate men's lacrosse, behind only Cornell/Hobart (138 meetings) and Hopkins/Maryland (114 meetings). The Big Red has won two in a row to improve to 3-6 overall, while 8-1 Syracuse, winners of six straight, just took over the top spot in both the USILA Coaches and Inside Lacrosse Media Polls. The game can be seen online on ESPN3 or locally on Spectrum Sports, channel 51 in Ithaca. The contest will also be broadcast locally on WHCU 870 AM.
There was no goalie. No defenders. Just a constant stream of passes flowing from Jeff Teat’s stick into that of John Tavares. Most times, the ball found the back of the net. The then-11-year-old spent time after a Buffalo Bandits’ practice one day in 2008 helping Tavares, a box lacrosse legend, get some extra work in. Teat has since assisted on a lot of goals.
“Watching him shoot the ball is kind of the way I shoot the ball now,” said Teat, a freshman attack for Cornell. “That moment wasn’t a big deal (to him). He probably doesn’t remember it.”
In a position that typically demands vocal leaders, Scott Firman succeeds as the opposite. The soft-spoken senior murmurs and his on-field manner is much the same: He’s not particularly aggressive or fast, and he does not possess the same athleticism as some of the game’s top defenders.
During the summer of 2015 James DiLalla joined the 2017 Gaffer Elite Team while spending time with his grandfather, Ted Marks. James had just finished his sophomore year at Mercersburg Academy receiving a top flight education, but still participating in football and lacrosse. One of his goals was to play college lacrosse and his recent commitment to play at Division III Union College has brought that to fruition.
Three Colgate Raiders earned Corvias Patriot League Player of the Week on the heels of Saturday's big win over Navy. Strecker Backe was named on defense, Brandon Burke at goalkeeper and Griffin Brown as the top rookie. The B-Team trio of Backe-Burke-Brown all contributed mightily to Colgate's impressive 10-4 victory over the Midshipmen.
Colgate used a lightning start and wire-to-wire defense to post a crucial 10-4 victory over Navy here Saturday at Crown Field. The Raiders improved to 2-4 in the Patriot League and got the start they needed for this closing three-game conference stretch.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly award winners in men's lacrosse, naming Morrisville State College sophomore attackman, Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) the Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 9.
POTSDAM — Cameron Talcott scored 49 seconds into the second overtime to give the Potsdam boys lacrosse team an 11-10 Northern Athletic Conference victory over Ogdensburg Free Academy on Monday night in its first game since the untimely death of teammate RJ Hassett.
Syracuse needed a change. The Orange had played poorly in the first half against Virginia Tech, committing 13 turnovers — including four just on the clear — and was down by two.
That change came in the form of sophomore goalie Bri Stahrr. She’d only played more than 15 minutes once this season, a career-best performance against Florida on March 14. With Asa Goldstock, SU’s starting goalie, struggling, the job belonged to Stahrr.
April 10, 2017 - Another huge night in Section Five lacrosse. With thirteen games, final scores ranged from a quadruple overtime in Penfield over Rush-Henrietta 7-6 to Penn Yan's 21-4 win over Midlakes.
There are still a number of question marks surrounding area boys lacrosse teams - many of them written in by readers - following our first CNY boys lacrosse poll of the season. Here's version No. 2; and it hasn't changed dramatically. The biggest jump was made by Christian Brothers Academy, which downed Skaneateles and LaFayette, both in convincing fashion, to climb four spots to No. 6.
Conor Kiernan recorded five goals and one assist in leading Canisius to an 11-5 victory over Detroit Mercy. Scored three goals in the second half as the Griffs out-scored the Titans 7-0 in the final 30 minutes to move to 3-0 in league play for the first time since 2008.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse players Jack Bezek (Webster, Thomas) and Eric Soderquist (Watertown) have been honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference for their play during the week ending April 9. Bezek earns his second goalie of the week honor and Soderquist was named athlete of the week for the first time this season.
Hobart College senior defenseman Arik Andreen was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. Senior attackman Frank Brown (Silver Creek) was also recognized by the league as one of its Prime Performers.
GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in softball, baseball, women’s lacrosse and men’s lacrosse for the week ending Apr. 9. Eight student-athletes from seven NEAC institutions are receiving honors for their weekly performances.
Hilbert, Morrisville, and Cazenovia represented in weekly award.
In episode five, Paul Carc drives with newly appointed UVA Lacrosse Head Coach, Lars Tiffany. Last year, Coach Tiffany led Brown to the Final Four as the nation's highest scoring offense. Tiffany talks about sports psychology, eliminating the word "turnover" from team lexicon, and how early recruiting has changed the game.
Evan Schumacher is one of 18 players on the Men’s Lacrosse roster whose hometown is outside New York State. He came to OCC from Las Vegas after typing the words “junior college lacrosse” into a computer search engine. “The first school to come up was Onondaga Community College. I sent in a highlight tape to a few junior colleges. I decided on Onondaga because it had the best facilities, the best program, the best coaching and the best opportunities afterwards to transfer.”
Scan the roster of the OCC Men’s Lacrosse team and you’ll find ten players who have come to campus from outside the United States. No two players have traveled further to get here than Kiochi Nakamura and Peter Kwas. Nakamura is from Fukuoka, Japan, Kwas from Melbourne, Australia. “It helps we’re two foreign kids in another country,” said Kwas. “We have that connection between us.”
SYRACUSE - The top-ranked MCC women's lacrosse team used a 7-0 run in the second half to pull away for a 15-6 win over No. 3 Onondaga Community College Saturday afternoon. The Tribunes moved to 3-0 with the win. Monroe hosts Frederick CC Sunday at noon on John L. DiMarco Field.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Leading UAlbany to a home victory over UMBC, Connor Fields and TD Ierlan have been selected by the America East for men’s lacrosse weekly honors. Fields was chosen as the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week while Ierlan is the league’s rookie of the week.
ALBANY, N.Y. – After leading the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team to a pair of league victories, Sarah Martin was chosen as the America East Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we hear about an emerging lacrosse program in Central New York. Jamesville-Dewitt is well know for their high school lacrosse success of recent years. Also Syracuse University has a storied history of success at the collegiate level, but they're not the only college program with success.
WAER's Tim Scott has the story of how Le Moyne College has established a strong lacrosse program built to succeed for the long haul. And what future success might be in store for this Dolphins program led by head coach Dan Sheehan
“What happened to commitment?” I asked. Kids are missing varsity practices and games more than they used to, and no one seems to care except for us coaches. I talked to one coach this week who said he printed the article and posted it in his locker room. Another said I forgot one more obstacle – the annual school musical. Look, I didn’t come out and say it so bluntly last week, so I’ll do it now:
I’m not 100% sure how the roster at Finger Lakes CC got down to its current size to be honest, but they are now playing with only 12 guys in games, and this is about as close to true Iron Man lacrosse as a team can get.
When it roared out to a 2-0 start with lopsided wins over Binghamton and Troy LaSalle, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse team knew things would get more challenging in a hurry. In fact, it did so the very next time the Northstars were in game action as it went south to face Vestal (Section IV) last Saturday and was unable to hang on to a second-half lead in an 8-7 defeat to the Golden Bears.
So how does a team follow a perfect run to a state Class A championship? Try to do it again, of course, but the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team knows just how daunting that task is without many of the stars that helped produce that magical 2016 run.
A six-game win streak and strong performance at Hobart has boosted Syracuse to the No. 1 spot in this week’s Inside Lacrosse Top 20. The last time Syracuse was ranked No. 1 came at the end of the 2015 season, before the Orange fell to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA tournament.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Tufts women's lacrosse team opened up a 6-0 lead late in the first half and held off a Cortland comeback to earn a 13-11 victory against the ninth-ranked Red Dragons Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at the Stadium Complex. The Jumbos improved to 6-4 with the win and ended Cortland's 83-game home win streak which dated back to Mar. 23, 2010. The Red Dragons fell to 7-3.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Redshirt freshman Mary Rahal scored on a free-position attempt 1:23 into overtime to give No. 11/11 Syracuse a come-from-behind 12-11 victory against No. 20/15 Virginia Tech at the SU Soccer Stadium. The win extended the Orange's winning streak to three and improved their record to 11-4 overall, 4-1 in ACC play.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—Senior captain Casey Boulio (Carthage) scored with one minute left in overtime to lift the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (4-4) to a 10-9 victory at Castleton University (6-6) on Sunday afternoon. The win was the Bears' third in a row, second overtime triumph in as many days and gets Potsdam back to .500.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The ninth-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team got back on track on Saturday afternoon when it hit the road for an Empire 8 tilt at Nazareth College. The Bombers pulled away with a strong offensive second half, scoring a 13-8 victory over the Golden Flyers to move to 9-2 on the year and 3-1 in Empire 8 play.
The Buffalo Bandits had a rough night in Calgary, suffering their third-straight loss at the hands of the Calgary Roughnecks. The13-8 loss dropped the team to 5-9 on the season. The team still sits two games back of the final playoff spot with four games to go.
Two Central New Yorkers are going to get some credit for what they’re doing on the lacrosse field. John Desko (WEst Genesee) of Syracuse and Craig McDonald (Geneva) of UMass have been selected as our Coaches of the Week!
Ryan Archer scored four of his five goals in the first half as the Red Rams built up an 8-2 lead and went on to a 13-7 victory over the host Wildcats in a non-league game between two undefeated teams.
Archer finished with nine points by adding four assists to his total. Griffin Cook scored four goals for the Red Rams (3-0).
Kevin Sheehan netted two goals and two assists and Jack Howes added two goals and one assist for West Genesee (2-1).
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 11/11 Syracuse returns home to host No. 20/15 Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a pregame ceremony honoring the Orange's senior class. Admission and parking are free of charge.
Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech
Sunday, April 9 | Syracuse, N.Y. | 1 p.m. | SU Soccer Stadium
West Haven, Conn. – Senior midfielder Vicki Graveline (West Genesee) registered seven points to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-11 victory over 12th-ranked University of New Haven in a battle of unbeaten teams on Saturday afternoon at Kayo Field.
What a difference a year makes. Last year the Watertown Cyclones girls lacrosse team drove into Clifton Park and put on a clinic, defeating the non-league host, 11-4. Watertown returned on Saturday and still brought gusts of up to 25 miles per hour with them, but the Plainsmen prevailed, 12-7, over the defending Section III Class B champions at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium.
ALBANY — Its offense scores more goals than anyone else in the country. It’s defense, UAlbany men’s lacrosse junior defenseman Stone Sims said, felt like it had something to prove Saturday in its America East matchup against UMBC.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the Big Red men's lacrosse team clinging to a one-goal lead at the start of the fourth quarter, the team's heralded freshmen class stepped up to lift Cornell to a 12-9 victory over Harvard this afternoon in Cambridge. The win is the second in a row for the Big Red, as it improves to 3-6 overall and evens its Ivy record at 2-2, while snapping a three-game winning streak by the Crimson in the series.
Canton, NY – The SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team received contributions all over the lineup as fourteen different players found the back of the net in an 18-2 victory v. D'Youville College on Saturday afternoon.
POTSDAM — The St. Lawrence Central boys lacrosse team outscored Salmon River by five goals in the third quarter and went on to defeat Salmon River, 14-12, in a Northern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Nine different players scored goals as the ninth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Fredonia, 12-7, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Blue Devils fell to 2-9 and 1-2.
LEXINGTON, Va. – A pair of hat tricks from McLean Chicquen and Will Hendrick, Eric Applegate's four points, and a strong defensive effort led Jacksonville University (1-9, 1-3) to its first win of the John Galloway era with a 16-10 victory against the Virginia Military Institute (2-8, 0-4) Saturday at Drill Field No.2.
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (9-1, 3-0 AE) defeated Hartford (4-6, 1-2 AE) 10-8 on Saturday at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Stephen Petrelli lead the Bearcats with three goals and Tanner Cosens recorded 11 saves. The Bearcats extended their win streak to nine games and continue to make their mark on program history. With the victory, the Bearcats are now 3-0 in the America East Conference.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The No. 6/8 Army West Point men's lacrosse team scored four of the final five goals to overcome a late deficit to defeat Boston University, 11-10, to remain unbeaten in Patriot League play.
ONEONTA, N.Y. — The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (3-4, 1-1 SUNYAC) defeated SUNY Oneonta (3-7, 0-2 SUNYAC) 11-10 in a back-and-forth, overtime thriller Saturday afternoon. Senior midfielder Casey Boulio (Carthage) and junior attackman Eric Soderquist (Watertown) each scored three goals, while senior captain Matt Moran (Immaculate Heart) had a career-high four assists.
POTSDAM, N.Y.— Jackie Dufresne (Lake View/Frontier) scored her third goal of the game with just eight seconds remaining to lift visiting Buffalo State to an 8-7 victory over Potsdam today in a SUNYAC game.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Juniors Thomas McNaney (Marcellus) and Devin Phelps (Chittenango) combined for twelve points as the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team surged past Brockport, 16-7, at the Stadium Complex Saturday afternoon in a SUNYAC matchup. The Red Dragons improved to 9-1 and 2-0 in the conference and the Golden Eagles dropped to 5-4 and 0-1.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— Hobart College senior attackman Frank Brown (Silver Creek) scored the game-winning goal 18 seconds into overtime to give the Statesmen an 8-7 Northeast Conference victory at Saint Joseph's University this afternoon. It was his second goal of the game and 100th point of his career.
Seven Hamilton College players scored at least one goal and the Continentals' defense was impressive again in their 10-6 NESCAC win against the Tufts University Jumbos at Hamilton's Steuben Field on a windy and chilly Saturday afternoon.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior midfielder Tom Koster (Cicero-North Syracuse/Onondaga C.C.) scored four goals to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 10-7 win over 17th-ranked Saint Anselm College on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Cazenovia, N.Y. – Senior Brandon Maxson (Homer) scored 6 goals and dished out 3 assists to set the pace as the Cazenovia College men's lacrosse team made program history with a 14-2 win over Keuka College on Saturday afternoon.
DETROIT - Canisius scored the last eight goals of the game to erase a two-goal deficit and defeat Detroit Mercy, 11-5, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday at Titan Field.
Shaker girls' lacrosse coach Abby Rehfuss gathered her team following the conclusion of Saturday's game against Cicero-North Syracuse in the corner nearest the team's bench. There was no yelling or screaming during the session, just a clear message that was expressed.
Said Rehfuss, "I told the girls afterwards, 'we let this game slip away.' "
Brittany Halpin scored the game-winning goal with 4:44 remaining in the game as the Warriors came back from a 8-5 halftime deficit to record the win in a non-league game between two undefeated teams. Haplin finished with three goals and three assists while Abby Hope added three goals and Bella Brancato recorded four points with a goal and three assists for Liverpool (3-1).
UTICA, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team outscored visiting Alfred University 9-4 in a stretch of 23:31 in the second half to rally for an Empire 8 Conference victory, 16-15, on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday. The Pioneers trailed 8-7 at the half before exploding with five of the first six goals in the second half on their way to the key conference victory.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Senior tri-captain Catherine Ellis scored four goals in the second half while classmate Renee Poullott (Marcellus) made eight saves total to help the women's lacrosse team outlast Brown, 11-8, in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday at Schoellkopf Field. The win was the Big Red's eighth straight and moves Cornell to 9-1 overall (4-0 Ivy) while Brown drops to 4-7 (0-4 Ivy).
After Mariano was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday, USILA National Player of the Week on Wednesday, he continued to rack up the awards on Friday when the Baltimore Sun named him their National Player of the Week.
The cold, rainy, snowy mix that came to Central New York didn't stop the East Syracuse Minoa and Jordan-Elbridge boys lacrosse teams from battling it out for 24 combined goals Friday, as the host Spartans came out on top, 13-11.
ALBANY — Jill Girardi, named the player of the week for the Northeast Region by US Lacrosse magazine this week, posted seven goals and an assist as Watertown High School claimed an 11-8 nonleague victory over Bethlehem on Friday in girls lacrosse at the University of Albany.
Senior Kara Hurley was fed a pass at the top of the crease and fired a shot past goaltender Aleena Milinski, as the Saints topped RPI 10-9 in a double overtime stunner for their first Liberty League win of the season Friday night at North Country Field.
Host Fred Opie talks with Boston College Director of Football Operations Reggie Terry
A native of Hempstead Long Island Reggie Terry grew playing lacrosse, basketball, and football. He is in his fourth season as the Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel at Boston College. For more than two decades he has been in the business of evaluating prospects and recruiting them for universities as well as for five seasons for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Terry was a scholarship athlete at Syracuse where he played linebacker for the football team.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Once again, the Cornell men's lacrosse team will host its annual fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause on Sunday, April 23 at Schoellkopf Field on the Cornell campus.
The members of the Cornell men's lacrosse team will be on hand to teach skills, give instruction, and run games with youth lacrosse players (grades 3 through 8). Afterwards, participants will be treated to a tour of the Big Red locker room, as well as an autograph session and pizza party with the Big Red.
I consider myself 100% lacrosse player, but basketball is life. For me, March Madness is the only event on earth that compares to the NCAA lacrosse tournament. My parents and brothers have been the most steadfast, positive influence in my life, but I have learned so many lessons from basketball coaches and players that some of them feel like a surrogate family.
AURORA, N.Y. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse had 14 different players net goals as they cruised to a 23-4 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over host Wells College Friday night in Aurora. The win is the third straight for the Mustangs who improve to 3-0 within conference action, pulling their overall record even at 4-4. Wells falls to 2-5 on the season, 1-2 in NEAC play.
After the best start in program history, the Bearcats are riding a seven-game win streak and were ranked 20th in the Maverik Lacrosse media poll this past week. Binghamton currently ranks fifth in all of Division I in scoring defense (7.44).
ROCHESTER, NY -- The RIT (6-4, 1-2 Liberty League) women's lacrosse team won its first Liberty League game of the season, defeating Bard College (3-4, 0-3 Liberty League) 18-3 on Friday afternoon in cold and blustery conditions at RIT's Turf Field. The Tigers led 12-3 at halftime, and added six goals in the second half.
Mike D'Amario has kicked up his offensive performance with the No. 14 University of Virginia men's lacrosse team this spring. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior attack from Niskayuna (Niskayuna High) is third in scoring for the 7-4 Cavaliers. He has 28 goals and nine assists for 37 points with a game winner. He also has 16 ground balls.
PHILADELPHIA — Logan Dunn scored four goals, Weston Gray contributed three goals and an assist, and Luke Piroli added three goals and three assists to power the Carthage boys lacrosse team to a 15-3 victory over Indian River in a Frontier League “A” Division game Thursday.
Christian Brothers Academy coach Ric Beardsley thought he had a lacrosse team that could play with anybody in Class D this season. The Brothers proved it tonight with a 15-6 home victory over previously undefeated Skaneateles in an OHSL Patriot battle in a steady rain.
It rained throughout the section and as temperatures dropped over the afternoon, four school cancelled their games, but ten did play. As has been the norm, thus far this year, many were mismatches but there were two one goal games as Pal-Mac defeated Penn Yan for the first time in at least a dozen years.
The freshman class of the Oswego States men’s lacrosse team has accounted for 40 of the teams 87 goals on the season. This class, led by Kyle Bacon, who also leads the entire team in goals on the year with 16, has provided a bright spot and interesting angle on their season.
SYRACUSE — Former Penn Yan Academy lacrosse standout Sean Emerson is off to a strong start at Le Moyne College as he has helped the Dolphins earn the No. 3 ranking in all of Division II men’s lacrosse.
IL's Terry Foy and Quint Kessenich examine an unreal week ahead, starting with Quint's game — Virginia vs. Carolina, Sunday 7 p.m. on ESPNU — Notre Dame vs. Duke, Penn State vs. Maryland, Denver vs. Villanova and Army vs. BU. They welcome on Denver face-off specialist Trevor Baptiste, who just broke the Pios' DI face-off wins record, and Army coach Joe Alberici, whose Black Knights are 9-1.
ROCHESTER, NY (April 7, 2017): We caught up with rookie defensive player, Matt Dunn last weekend. We asked Matt his thoughts on playing with the Rattlers defensive unit, the adjustments from D1 to the pro level and playing for Coach Soudan:
Army West Point sits at No. 6 in the nation and undefeated in Patriot League play after five games, and senior attackman Cole Johnson joined the PLN's Morgan Uber this week to talk about the great start for the Black Knights.
VESTAL, N.Y. - Senior attack Tom Moore has been named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The Tewaaraton Foundation announced their second round of additions to the 2017 Tewaaraton Award watch list on April 6. The list includes top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the top contenders for this year's Tewaaraton Award. The award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are comprised of premier college coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
This is an opportunity to be instructed by The College at Brockport Men’s Lacrosse staff while given a chance to tour the campus of The College at Brockport. We will provide lunch and reversible pinnie. A certified athletic trainer will be on site.
The Olympic Channel and the International World Games Association (IWGA) today announced a cooperation agreement which includes media rights to The World Games 2017. As part of the agreement, the Olympic Channel will live stream daily coverage from the 10th edition of The World Games, which take place 20-30 July, in Wroclaw, Poland.
HEADstrong GAME: Saturday's bout will stand as EC's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Game, in which the Elmira men will don lime-green socks and shoe laces to support the HEADstrong Foundation's mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through providing essential services. Over the past two years, Elmira has raised a combined $6,137.00 for the foundation.
Over the final month of the 2016 season, fans got a glimpse of the potential possessed by first-round pick Brad Gillies. The RIT product displayed his infinity for picking off passes and his adeptness for playing tough, hard-nosed defense required by the Rochester Knighthawks.
ROCHESTER, NY (April 6, 2017) : Kevin Drew (Syracuse) has been traded to the Rochester Rattlers from the Charlotte Hounds. In exchange for Drew, the Hounds will receive the 4th round pick in the 2017 collegiate draft and the Rattlers 8th round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft.
Geneva, N.Y. -- Syracuse attack/midfielder Nick Mariano was sitting on the team bus driving up to Boswell Field on Wednesday when an egg tossed from what appeared to be a fraternity house near the Hobart campus splattered across his window.
Funny, Mariano thought.
JL Editor's note: Video at the top of the article is about HS Basketball; Lacrosse season preview is below.
“The reality is, our roster has been cycled over."
Even so, it is a clear to a group of Section V coaches that Victor remains the top team in Section V, regardless of classification. Their votes placed the Blue Devils at No. 1 in the season's first Democrat and Chronicle coaches' poll.
ADAMS — Even in the high-profile offensive world of high school lacrosse where scoring generates much of the attention, South Jefferson coach Jen Williams takes pride in her teams finding success by building from the defense on up.
CORTLAND, NY — The No. 7 RIT (8-2) men's lacrosse team scored six fourth quarter goals en route to a 15-9 win over No. 5 and previously unbeaten SUNY Cortland (8-1) on Wednesday evening. Tied 9-9 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers scored the final six goals of the game to pull away for the win. It is the third straight win over a ranked opponent for RIT, and second straight over a previously unbeaten top-five foe.
Junior Erica Evans set the Canisius career goals record, notching five goals and seven points, as the Canisius women’s lacrosse team defeated Siena 25-11 Wednesday afternoon from the Demske Sports Complex.
UTICA, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team picked up its fourth straight win on Wednesday afternoon as the Pioneers topped visiting Alfred State 17-5 in non-conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Sophomore Dominic Castiglia (Liverpool) posted a career-high eight goals to pace the Pioneers.
AURORA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team won its second consecutive game by besting non-conference foe Wells College by a convincing 16-5 final score on Wednesday evening in Aurora, New York.
Senior Andrew Jarrett scored three goals and added an assist to lead the eighth-ranked St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team to an 11-6 win over Plattsburgh under the lights Wednesday night at North Country Field.
The streak of one-goal games came to an end on Wednesday, but the result was still in the Orange's favor. The No. 2 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (8-1, 3-0 ACC) maintained ownership of the Kraus-Simmons Trophy with a 17-11 victory over Hobart (4-6) on Wednesday night at Boswell Field.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – In a break from conference action, The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team posted a strong win over Elmira College, 19-5. The Golden Eagles improve to 5-3 on the season while the Soaring Eagles fall to 1-6 in 2017.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women's lacrosse team earned its first conference victory of the season with a convincing 17-6 win over Potsdam at Laker Turf Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. With the triumph, the Lakers improve to 3-5 on the year and 1-1 in the SUNYAC while the Bears drop to 2-6, 0-2.
ALBANY, N.Y. – With Dakotah Savitcheff (Canandaigua)setting a new program goals record, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team picked up a 16-8 victory over Vermont to stay undefeated at home this season at John Fallon Field.
BALTIMORE, Md. – No. 11 Syracuse broke open a tight game in the second half to defeat --/rv Loyola, 16-11, in Baltimore, Md. on Wednesday, April 5. The win was the second straight for the Orange, which improved their record to 10-4.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore attackman Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) registered a team high nine points to lead host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse to a 17-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over visiting Bryn Athyn College Wednesday afternoon on Drake Field in Morrisville.
ALFRED, N.Y. -- Visiting Nazareth erupted for eight goals in the third quarter Wednesday to break open a close game as the Golden Flyers defeated Alfred, 19-9 in an Empire 8 men's lacrosse game at Yunevich Stadium.
NORTHEAST: Jillian Girardi, Watertown - The senior has 28 goals and three assists as Watertown is off to a 3-1 start. She opened the season with seven goals and two assists in a win over Watertown Immaculate Heart (N.Y.), followed up with seven goals against Fulton, and then had six goals and one assist in a win over Owego. Girardi, who is headed to Northwestern, also scored eight goals in a 10-9 loss to Cicero-North Syracuse.
Also notable: Jessica Meneilly, Cicero-North Syracuse; Katie Ramsey, Darien (Conn.); Lauren Craft, Brewster (NY)
NEW HARTFORD — Connor Nelson knows he has a tough act to follow.
The New Hartford High School senior has seen enough videotaped replays of his father back in the day — back when Tim Nelson was a record-setting, three-time lacrosse All-American at Syracuse University — to know just what is expected of him now, and when he joins the Orange in the fall.
GENEVA, N.Y.—Senior Allie Flaherty scored a season-high five goals to lead the No. 14/5 William Smith College lacrosse team to a 10-8 victory over No. 10/3 Ithaca in a non-league game on Boswell Field this evening. It's the Herons' fourth win over a nationally-ranked opponent this season, and first win over Ithaca since 2009.
GENESEO, N.Y. – The No. 12/17 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team posted a strong State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) win on the road on Tuesday, sailing by SUNY Geneseo 14-4. The Golden Eagles improve to 8-1 on the season and 2-0 in league play while the Knights are now 3-5 in 2017 and 0-2 in the SUNYAC.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to his thoughts on his own play, any of the defenders in front of him or the defensive unit as a whole. He can be critical, dish out praise and even make bold declarations.
DANBURY, Conn. – The nationally-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team pulled in another individual weekly honor on Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that junior goalie Kimberly Presuto was named the ECAC/Corvias Campus Living Division III North Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first time this season that an IC women's lacrosse player has earned a weekly recognition from the ECAC.
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: The Shaker boys lacrosse team opens the season on Tuesday. The Blue Bison say they worked tirelessly throughout the off-season to try to avenge last year's sectional semifinal loss.
ONEONTA, N.Y. - JT Kelly had three goals and four assists and 11 others notched at least one point as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Oneonta 19-7 in a non-conference contest. The Engineers outscored the Red Dragons 10-2 in the middle two quarters to take control of the game and improve to 6-3. Oneonta falls to 3-6.
Cortland junior attacker Devin Phelps (Chittenango) has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week for the second straight week, while junior defender Trevor Pratt (Denver, CO/Colorado Academy) has been selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. Both awards are for the week ending April 2.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Nicolette Tortorici (Deer Park) scored with 58 seconds remaining in overtime as the nationally ninth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated Nazareth, 13-12, Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action delayed 30 minutes by lightning at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 6-2 with the win, while the Golden Flyers fell to 5-4.
CARTHAGE — Braelie Kempney and Morgan Paige each totaled six goals and three assists to pace Carthage’s girls lacrosse team to a 23-11 triumph over Immaculate Heart Central on Tuesday in a Frontier League game.
The first-ever heated lacrosse stick may soon be on the market. Samantha Wolfe, a 17-year-old senior at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y., invented the “FingerFire,” a women’s stick with a USB port within the butt of the shaft that allows players to warm it to a 70-degree temperature, lasting up to two hours, the length of a lacrosse game of practice.
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One of college lacrosse’s longest-standing traditions plays out for the 102nd time in Geneva, New York, on Wednesday night as unranked Hobart hosts No. 2 Syracuse. On Saturday, the Orange (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) held on to beat then-No. 1 Notre Dame, 11-10, behind a suffocating defense and four goals from senior attack Nick Mariano. Hobart (4-5, 1-1 Northeast), which SU has played every year since 1919, last played on March 25 in an 8-7 loss at Fairfield. Here’s what you need to know about the Statesmen ahead of the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy matchup.
ROCHESTER, NY (April 5, 2017): As we come closer to the Rochester Rattlers Training Camp, being held this weekend at Capella Sport Stadium, we wanted to share some of the 2017 gear that will be given out to the players. Here's a few photos of the gear:
Baltimore, Md. (April 4, 2017)— Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the first 11 boys and girls who have been selected to compete in the 12th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on July 1 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The girls game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys game at 8:00 p.m. The game’s participants, which will be announced in four waves of 11 players through the end of May, will be divided into North and South teams in conjunction with the release of the final wave.
First Wave - Boys |
First Wave - Girls
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in men's lacrosse for the week ending Apr. 2. Wildcats Senior Alex Delevan (Jamesville-DeWitt) has been selected as this week's NEAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.
So the obvious question is how can a team that hasn't played a game yet be ranked No. 1? Well, the Brothers, who tore through last season undefeated (21-0) to capture a Class A state championship, start the season ranked No. 11 nationally by Nike/US Lacrosse. CBA is the only area team in the national or Northeast Region rankings.
ITHACA, N.Y. — The women's lacrosse team used nine-straight unanswered goals to cruise to a 17-3 win over Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The win was the seventh straight for the Big Red and moves Cornell to 8-1 (3-0 Ivy) on the season while Binghamton drops to 5-7 (1-0 AE).
- Syracuse looks to extend its winning-streak to six and retain the Kraus-Simmons Trophy.
- The game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports with Mark Larson and Dale Drypolcher on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College lacrosse team will host No. 2 Syracuse University on Boswell Field on Wednesday, April 5. The annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy game will face off at 7:05 p.m. and will be televised by Spectrum Sports.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Senior defender Rachel Talanian and sophomore attacker Cas Szwajkowski of the Skidmore College women's lacrosse team swept the Liberty League Performer of the Week honors on Monday. Talanian was named as the Defensive Performer of the Week, while Szwajkowski was named as the Offensive Performer of the Week.
The defending state champions from Jamesville-DeWitt will start the season with a target on their collective backs. The Red Rams, who went 21-2 last season on their way to a state Class B championship, are No. 1 in our first CNY boys lacrosse poll.
Micaela Honsinger's final season of high school athletics competition got off to an exciting start Monday, as the senior scored a last-minute, game-winning goal to get the New Hartford girls lacrosse team a 9-8 victory over Mexico.
It can take a little while for any college lacrosse season at any level to really take off, but when NJCAA Lacrosse hits its full stride, it keeps on striding, because the season is short, and them championships are less than a month and a half away!
This year, for the first time, US Lacrosse published age appropriate youth rule sets to support the new Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). These rule modifications, for both boys and girls, support appropriate physical, cognitive, and emotional development of youth players at the 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U levels.
US Lacrosse strongly encourages the use of these age appropriate rules, with the rules committee prepared and ready to issue periodic updates and clarifications as needed to assist leagues and organizations in adopting the new youth rules.
Joe Trimboli did not expect his son to touch the field his freshman year, let alone start in a game. “I thought maybe (Syracuse) would even redshirt him,” Joe Trimboli said. “He was a true freshman at 18, so I didn’t know what to expect.” Yet, in Syracuse’s seventh game of the season, Jamie Trimboli’s face popped up on the big screen, announced as a starter against Duke.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- It's easy to pick out Syracuse lacrosse's freshmen from the rest of the team this season. Just look for their shaved heads. Still riding high from the overtime win over Johns Hopkins on March 18, the team piled into a player's house the next day and gave all the freshmen new haircuts.
Sergio Salcido expected a regular day shagging balls and handing out water bottles as Winter Park (Florida) High School’s ball boy, but 10 minutes before a rivalry game a defender, Mike McKeever, called on the then-middle schooler for a skill far more valuable. The sidewall stringing in McKeever’s stick had ripped, and he didn’t know how to fix it. So, he ran to the eighth grader.
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Freshman Emily Gawlak (Mount Mercy Academy) was announced as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse Player of the Week this afternoon. Gawlak led the Hawks in the draw circle with 25 draw controls over the three-game span last week. She also recorded 10 points while grabbing four ground balls.
When the FHSAA voted in June 2014 to to become the first state to require girls lacrosse players to wear headgear, the reaction was quick and largely negative. Next season, the rule goes into full effect, with every high school girl playing the sport in Florida under FHSAA rules required to wear the full headgear, along with the already-mandated eye protection.
For the first time this season, U.S.A. Lacrosse is making helmets optional for all levels of girls and women's lacrosse. The helmets are similar to bicycle or hockey helmets but the material is more flexible . . . Freeport High School is one of at least seven Long Island schools that have their teams wearing them. Each player was given the headgear.
Wells College men's lacrosse senior attackman Alex Milliken (Hilton) was recognized as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 2, 2017. It is the second time this season that Milliken has earned the award, and it marks the third time this year that a Wells men's lacrosse player has earned conference recognition.
(Rochester, NY) - JW1 Lacrosse and ML8 Events are pleased to announce the first annual JW1 Summer Training session for players in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The event will take place June 26th-29th at Calkins Road Middle School in Pittsford, NY. “We are going to combine the JW1 Boot Camps along with some scrimmage play to create a rounded out training session,” said Joe Walters, Principal of JW1 Lacrosse, “we created two different offerings to provide every skill level player an opportunity to continue to develop their game."
The 10th Annual JMJ Memorial Lacrosse Tournament will be held Sunday, June 4, 2017. The tourney will be at Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience (TSE) 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY . Click here for details and the registration packet. The website is here
UTICA, NY -- Senior goalie Parker Smith (General Brown) of the Utica College men's lacrosse team was named the Empire 8 Conference Goalie of the Week for his performance in the Pioneers win over Oswego State last week.
The passage of legislation to curtail early recruiting is closer than it ever has been. Next week, at the DI Council's Annual Meetings, a proposal to limit contact of a prospective athlete until Sept. 1 of their junior year is on the agenda. Here's how the legislation go to this point.
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has been ranked #20 in the Maverick Media Poll for week eight of the 2017 season. This is the first time the Bearcats have been ranked since the 2006 season when the team was #16. Binghamton moved to 8-1 on the season after defeating Lafayette this past weekend. The Bearcats are currently riding a seven-game win streak, which is the longest streak in Binghamton lacrosse history.
After leading the Orange to a win over previously No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday, Nick Mariano and Scott Firman were honored for their play with player of the week honors. For Mariano, it's the second-straight week he's earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Firman collected Defensive Player of the Week accolades, one week after Evan Molloy was given the honor.
April 2, 2017 - Due to changes made at LaxPower.com, the Girls Section Five Committee needed to identify a way to seed their Sectional Tournament. Chairman Al DeCarlo reached out to his counterpart in the Boys Section Five Committee and discussed how the Boys seed their tournament. After further discussions with additional leadership in Section Five, it was determined that the Girls would switch their seeding in 2017 to the system used by the Boys. The system is historically a good predictor for the Boys and has over 15 years of data. Below is a brief synopsis of how seeding is done. A complete step-by-step walkthrough is available on the Boys site (BLaxFive.net) and is linked at the end of this article.
Hamilton College's Morgan Fletcher '17 posted three goals and an assist and the nationally ranked No. 17 Continentals registered a 13-5 NESCAC win against the Bates College Bobcats at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Saturday afternoon.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Senior midfielder Tyler Phillips set a Skidmore College women's lacrosse record for career points, leading the Thoroughbreds in a wild 18-14 victory over RIT in Liberty League action at Wachenheim Field on a warm but windy Sunday afternoon.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team held Oswego State scoreless in the second half on its way to a 14-3 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC)-opening win on Saturday afternoon at Laker Turf Stadium.
POTSDAM — Isaiah Skidders totaled two goals and five assists as the Salmon River boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 12-10 Northern Athletic Conference victory over Saranac Lake on Sunday afternoon at Potsdam High School.
Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Jeremy Menard spoke with Ithaca High School boys lacrosse midfielder Ryan Sposito and discussed his team’s 10-8 season opening win over Vestal. In the victory, the junior scored four goals and added an assist. His performance earned him recognition as ESPN Ithaca’s Fueling Excellence Male Athlete of the Week. Here is a snippet of that conversation; to hear the full interview, visit ESPN Ithaca’s on-demand PodCenter at ESPNIthaca.com.
“Numbers don’t really matter; it’s about coming out here and getting a win,” Moore said.
It’s this humility that makes his performance for the Bearcats all the more impressive. Nine games into the season, Moore leads the Bearcats with 51 points from 29 goals and 22 assists. His 5.67 points per game ranks third among all NCAA Division I players.
ROCHESTER, NY (March 31, 2017) : The Rochester Rattlers have their first weekend of training camp this coming weekend - Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th.
All training camp sessions are free and open to the public. Parking is free to fans.
Scoring has not be in short supply so for during the very early stages of the 2017 girls and boys lacrosse season. Watertown's Jillian Girardi has 20 goals in three games while the Skaneateles boys team has scored 110 points (66 goals and 44 assists) in four games just to name a few! Saturday was no exception.
“It’s just not like it used to be.” That’s what I find myself saying, all the time. And I’m not the only one. Oswego boys’ head coach Doc Nelson is four years older than me and he’s coached at every level from modified to college. He agrees, and so does just about every coach I’ve talked to. The commitment level we all grew up with has all but disappeared.
DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt sophomore Ella Hogan (Our Lady of Mercy) caused a turnover and senior Kelsey Youmell (Jordan-Elbridge) picked up the ground ball with four seconds remaining to secure the No. 10/11 Syracuse women's lacrosse team's 10-9 victory against No. 20/rv Duke on Sunday, April 2 in Durham, N.C.. The win snapped the Orange's two-game losing streak and improved their ACC record to 4-1.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team climbed out of an early hole to defeat the visiting Pilgrims of New England College by one, 10-9, in a non-conference contest on Sunday afternoon. Rachel Grampp '18 (Williamsville) netted the game-winning goal with 3:47 remaining in regulation to lift the Soaring Eagles to their first win of the 2017 campaign.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Freshman attacker Sidney Hall (South Jefferson) tallied five goals to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over 19th-ranked Stonehill College on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
Four different Great Danes notched hat tricks while Ierlan (Victor) against dominated on faceoffs, going 26-for-30 (86.7%) with 20 ground balls, each career-highs. As a team, UAlbany outshot Stony Brook 47-30 and had 38 ground balls to SBU’s 16.
SYRACUSE, NY -- Senior attack Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) became RIT's all-time leading scorer in program history, as the No. 8 men's lacrosse team (6-2) defeated No. 20 Middlebury College (3-5) 28-12 on Tuesday evening at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University. The Tigers outscored the Panthers 19-2 in the second half, including 17 straight goals to end the game.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The women's lacrosse team used a scoring run of four goals in the second half to pull away from a pesky Rutgers squad for an 12-9 win on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium.
WATERTOWN — Ryder Simser totaled four goals and an assist and Cole Yurack scored three goals to pace the Watertown boys lacrosse team to a 15-10 triumph over Whitesboro on Saturday in a nonleague game.
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. - Ten different players scored goals as the nationally ninth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team defeated New Paltz, 20-6, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon to give head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr her 100th career win. Lickert-Orr, in her third season at Cortland, has an overall record of 100-15 that includes a 52-11 mark in four seasons at Keuka College and a 48-4 record with the Red Dragons.
ONEONTA, N.Y. – In a game where seconds truly mattered, junior Devin Phelps (Chittenango) scored just before the horn as the nationally ninth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team earned an 11-10 win in overtime at Oneonta Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The visiting Red Dragons improved to 8-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference with their second consecutive overtime victory, while the hosts fell to 3-5 and 0-1.
Canton, NY – Following a scrum on the draw in which no one seemed able to get control of the ball, sophomore Jaid Baytos (Watertown) corralled the ball despite a stick check and sprinted past the remaining defenders to score less than 30 seconds into overtime as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team earned a 10-9 Liberty League victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Big Red men's lacrosse team held Dartmouth scoreless for the first 28:14 of the contest as it built a 7-0 lead and rolled to a 14-5 victory this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field. Cornell sophomore Colton Rupp tallied a career-high five goals, matching the offensive output of the Big Green, as the Big Red surrendered a season-low five tallies in the victory.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-8) hosted the Saskatchewan Rush (9-4) on Saturday night in front of 16,419 fans at the KeyBank Center seeking a win to stay in the thick of the playoff hunt in the East Division. The defending champion Saskatchewan Rush had other ideas though, as they used several multi-goal runs to earn a 17-14 win in "Banditland."
The Calgary Roughnecks (6-9) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (5-9) 11-9 Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena in front of 6,824 fans. Dane Dobbie led all scorers with six points (3+3), but it was Curtis Dickson who stole the headlines as he notched his 300th NLL goal versus Rochester during a four-point night (3+1).
After recording nine points (1G, 8A) in the previous three games, Lyle Thompson led the offense tonight, scoring a career-high 11 points (4G, 7A) which was highlighted by him recording the hat trick in a little over three minutes in the third quarter. Five different Swarm players scored nine or more points.
'Cuse was led by four goals from Nick Mariano and a hat trick from Nate Solomon, while the Orange defense was stifling, holding the three Fighting Irish leading scorers of Ryder Garnsey, Sergio Perkovic and Mikey Wynne to a combined five points on the day.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — The No. 7/10 Army West Point men's lacrosse team weathered a late charge from Bucknell down the stretch and earned an 11-10 victory on Saturday afternoon to win its eighth straight game.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The No. 3/14 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team opened State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Saturday with a convincing win over Oswego State, 14-3
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Fredonia opened the SUNYAC portion of its 2017 women's lacrosse season with a 13-1 home win Saturday afternoon over the Potsdam Bears.
Katie Miller (Hamburg) had five goals and collected four draw controls to lead the Blue Devil attack. Nicole Burrows (Baldwinsville) made five saves while coming within one shot of posting Fredonia's first-ever shutout in the sport.
The William Smith College lacrosse team used a 10 goal run to close out the first half and start the second on its way to a 14-4 win over Vassar. The No. 15/8 Herons are now 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the Liberty League.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Zachary DeBottis Cicero-North Syracuse) totaled three goals and four assists while senior attackman Tim Wright (Waterloo) added three goals and three assists to lead the Knights to a 22-2 victory over visiting Elmira, Saturday.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Fourteen different men's lacrosse players registered goals Saturday afternoon as host Morrisville State College cruised to a 26-10 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) decision over visiting Medaille College on Drake Field in Morrisville.
DENVER – Junior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste broke the University of Denver career faceoff wins record (736) and tied the single-game faceoff wins record (26), while senior Connor Cannizzaro Cazenovia) added a career-high nine points to lead the [4/6] University of Denver men’s lacrosse program to a 20-11 win over Georgetown on Saturday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
ONEONTA, NY – Seven different Hawks scored on Saturday as Hartwick defeated Alfred 10-8 in an Empire 8 Conference showdown at Wright Stadium. The Hawks improve to 5-2 on the year and stay unbeaten in the league at 2-0. They have now won three straight games. The win marks the first 2-0 start in conference play for the Hawks since 2007.
Eight different members of the Blue and Gold scored, as the Canisius women’s lacrosse team continued its strong conference play, gaining an 18-5 win over Iona Saturday morning from the Demske Sports Compelx.
DURHAM, N.C. -- No. 10/11 Syracuse is back on the road this weekend as it travels to Durham, N.C. to face No. 20/rv Duke on Sunday, April 2. Game time is set for 1 p.m. Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra or listen to the live broadcast on ESPN 1200 AM and Cuse.com.
TROY, N.Y. – Senior captain Sophie Hager recorded a game-high four points to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to a 7-5 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Saturday afternoon at Renwyck Field. With the win, the Engineers improve to 3-4 overall (1-0 Liberty League), while the Tigers drop to 5-3 (0-1 Liberty League).
ROCHESTER, NY – In a battle of two top-10 teams, the No. 8 RIT (7-2, 2-1 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team defeated previously unbeaten No. 4 St. Lawrence University (7-1, 1-1 Liberty League) 19-12 in a critical Liberty League showdown on Saturday afternoon from RIT's Turf Field.
The Buffalo Bandits (5-7) host the Saskatchewan Rush (8-4) on Saturday night at the KeyBank Center on Saturday, April 1st at 7:30 P.M. EST (NLLTV.com and Twitter's Game of the Week). The game will be a rematch of last year's Championship series that saw the Rush win the Champions Cup two games to zero. After both teams stumbled out of the gates this season, Saskatchewan finds themselves atop the West Division while Buffalo sits a half game out of the final playoff spot in the East.
The Bearcats (7-1, 2-0 AE) look to improve on their program-high six game win streak that most recently featured an 11-7 victory this past Tuesday over Canisius. Previously, the Bearcats ousted conference foe Vermont last Saturday at home, 8-5.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - There’s no shortage of praise from Hamburg Head Coach Jerry Severino about senior Jason Chiodo.
“In my mind the best offensive athlete in Western New York,” he said. “A freak of nature. He has a talent that is really special.”
Although Thursday night's weather made it tough on Section III's high school lacrosse teams, many of them still played amid the elements.
Among the best games of the night included LaFayette visiting Skaneateles, while Cazenovia paid a visit to Marcellus.
The NCAA Division I Council will meet on April 13 and 14 to discuss a proposal that would eliminate all recruiting contact between coaches and students until September 1 of the students' junior year in high school. Toby Motyka has the story.
CARTHAGE — This is Kirk Ventiquattro’s 29th season as Carthage boys lacrosse coach — and as always — he’s raring to go for the season to start. Ventiquattro’s also confident his players will show plenty of enthusiasm and optimism.
Aurora, NY – Luke DeGaetano (Canandaigua) scored a team-high five goals including the game-winner with 1 minute, 11 seconds remaining as the SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team earned a 14-13 road win at Wells College on Thursday.
Syracuse looks to extend its winning-streak to five and move to 3-0 in the ACC as it travels to South Bend, Indiana in search of its first win against Notre Dame since March 29, 2014.
- The game will be broadcast on ESPNU and ACC Network Extra with Chris Cotter and Matt Ward on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the game on TK99/105 and Cuse.TV, with WAER also broadcasting the action.
BOSTON (March 31, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the second annual Legends Alumni Game will take place on Friday, August 4 at 5 p.m. ET during the 2017 Lake Placid Summit Classic (LPSC) in Lake Placid, N.Y. The game will be broadcast live on Lax Sports Network.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Duke lacrosse coach John Danowski has picked up a lot of wisdom during a career that's made him of one of the profession's all-time greats. One of his observations is that as crucial as a great faceoff man is to a team's success, the best often can't be counted upon for longevity.
ESPN/IL analyst Quint Kessenich and IL publisher Terry Foy preview the weekend ahead, talking to Syracuse midfielder Sergio Salcido (33:50) about his team's run of one-goal games, Binghamton head coach Kevin McKeown (12:25) about the Bearcats' 7-1 start in his first year in the role and Patrick McEwen (48:35), also known as @LaxFilmRoom, about the Duke-Carolina, Virginia-Richmond and Ohio State-Penn State games, diving into the analytics of each matchup.
The Rochester Knighthawks made several player moves prior to Thursday’s National Lacrosse League roster deadline. The Knighthawks can now focus on their goal of making the 2017 NLL Playoffs. Entering the week just one game behind third-place New England (6-7), Rochester’s next test comes Saturday with a showdown against the Calgary Roughnecks.
Host Fred Opie talks with Syracuse All American Lacrosse player Dylan Donahue. Donahue is what Opie calls a classic tweener – someone who excels despite obvious deficiencies – in Dylan’s case he was a 5’8’’ 145 pound high school senior. Donahue talks about growing up in Camillus, in a family and extended family of great lacrosse players in Camillus, New York, his decision to attend Syracuse University, his strategy for getting bigger and better, and his student athlete experience.