The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will participate in an international scrimmage with the Iroquois Nationals and Team Israel in the highlight event of the Deyhontsigwa'ehs The Creator's Game, Lacrosse Weekend.
Brockport Men Announce Fall Green and White Scrimmage
from SUNY Brockport Athletics
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport men’s lacrosse team announced their Alumni game and fall Green and White scrimmage, both set for Oct. 7. The current team will face off against the Golden Eagle alumni in a contest held at 1 p.m. Immediately following the alumni contest, the Brockport squad will go toe-to-toe in the annual Green and White scrimmage, beginning at 2 p.m.
Eventually, I’d learn all about Gary Gait, the godfather of modern lacrosse, whose name was printed on that first stick I owned. I’d even face off against him on the field in my first-ever pro lacrosse game. But back then, Gait was Greek to me. I was your average American football/basketball/baseball kid … how could I know anything about lacrosse, let alone the legacy of its star player?
Aidan Olmstead, Attack, Corning, N.Y. • Corning-Painted Post
Before Loyola: Graduated from Corning-Painted Post (N.Y.) High School where he was a multi-sport letterwinner in lacrosse (four), golf (three) and badminton (one)… Also was a travel hockey player for 10 years…
GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Lacrosse Coach Greg Raymond has hired Kyle Turri to serve as his defensive coordinator for the 2018 season. He replaces Jeremy Hirsch, who recently joined the coaching staff at Princeton, his alma mater.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse announced the 2018 rule changes and points of emphasis for youth and high school girls’ lacrosse. The US Lacrosse Rules Committee worked in collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations to develop the rules and points of emphasis.
“Our goal last season was to produce a small and easier to understand set of youth rules," said Rick Lake, senior manager of the men's game for US Lacrosse. "During the season clarifications were made and our Rules Committee did a great job ensuring the 2018 rules will be easier to understand and apply.”
The 2017 Hall of Fame will be inducted November 3, 2017 at the Burgundy Basin Inn. The class includes Hilary Bowen, Patrick Dutton, Carlton Ferris, Tim Pease, Don Wright, and the 2005 Brighton Girl’s Team. Click on the link for a ticker order form and a link for online registration.
Syracuse, N.Y. - Two coaching legends with immeasurable impacts on the sport of lacrosse and Syracuse University will be forever immortalized on the SU campus this fall with a joint statue set to be unveiled on Oct. 14.
You know that feeling, when all eyes are on you. As September 1 approaches, college coaches, administrators, media, and the NCAA are all watching to see how the lacrosse community handles the first cycle of delayed recruiting contact under the new NCAA Division I lacrosse recruiting legislation.
Longtime Bucknell lacrosse coach Sid Jamieson (Youngstown/Cortland St.) is no stranger to halls of fame, and he's earned a spot in another this year. Jamieson, from Youngstown, will be inducted into the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony Dec. 8 in Baltimore.
"I am very excited about the addition of Derek Marks to our staff as Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator," Miyashita said. "Coach Marks is a man of great integrity and knowledge that has a passion for teaching not only the skills of lacrosse, but for helping to develop student-athletes for their future away from the sport. His experience at all levels of lacrosse and as a head coach make him a great asset for the program."
Jennifer Miles was an outstanding, four sport athlete representing Penn Yan Academy from 1992-1995 . . . Penn Yan Academy has a long tradition of producing some very gifted athletes in a wide variety of sports. But it would be hard to find a former Mustang athlete that has excelled in a sport like PYA Michael Manley has in the sport of lacrosse.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced that it has awarded an expansion team to the city of San Diego and owner Joseph Tsai. The team, which will begin play in December 2018, will be the League’s tenth franchise and play its home games at the historic Valley View Casino Center.
Cornell men’s lacrosse goalie Christian Knight, who missed his entire junior season two years ago due to injury, told The Sun this past April he hoped to retain his final year of eligibility and return to the program. On Tuesday morning, Cornell Athletics announced he was officially granted his fifth year of eligibility.
Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai has bought the National Lacrosse League’s expansion team in San Diego, bringing another billionaire owner to a league with plans to add franchises and expand its digital footprint.
Attention coaches, officials, sponsors, participants - The 24 HR Lax Around the Clock event scheduled for Saturday, September 9th to Sunday September 10th at David W. Murphy Field on the campus of Onondaga Community College has been officially cancelled and will not be rescheduled during this calendar year. We have been unable to secure a sufficient number of teams due to scheduling conflicts.
Romeo is one of the best girls lacrosse players to ever come out of Central New York, making that sport her clear ticket to a college career from a young age. But she was also a havoc-wreaking basketball guard, good enough to come up in conversations whenever Hillsman asked around about the best local players.
The Vestal Museum will open a new exhibit called “Bumping Hips: A History of Lacrosse” on Saturday. The exhibit looks at the Native American stick game that has been played in many forms for thousands of years throughout North America. There is evidence that a form of the game was played in Canada as early as 1100.
Featuring Bob Carpenter, Alfred Jacques, Anthony Gonyea, and Wendy Gonyea.
Across the country officials are leaving their sport because of inappropriate coach or fan behavior. It is one thing to be raked over the coals for a perceived missed call in the NFL, MLB, or NBA. It is quite another to be chastised endlessly by coaches and fans at every high school and youth game.
Learn why women/girls are playing BOX LACROSSE all over the U.S. now! It helps develop a higher lacrosse IQ, develop better hands, develop the overall skills that can help your game grow! Five Thursdays beginning September 14.
Major League Lacrosse is investigating a “data incident” that exposed the personal information — including social security numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses — of every individual in the MLL player pool.
Nikki and Brie Bella are the next Kardashian’s. They're professional wrestlers in the WWE, massive social media influencers, women’s inclusion and health activists, and co-founders of Birdee Bee, a women's health clothing line. From a stat-staggering standpoint, the Bella's represent the largest aggregate social media following of any female athlete or sister duo in professional sports.
. . . some lacrosse recruits seem to struggle when it comes to making the perfect highlight reel that leaves the right impression, properly details every part of a skill set and includes contact information. With that said, I’ve put together over 10 tips on what to do and what not to do while putting together a highlight video.
“Lacrosse – King of the Spring.” I’ve seen that saying on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and an old College Sports TV poster that used to hang in our basement.
“Lacrosse is a spring sport,” we argue when college teams open their season in early February. Well, let me say right here and now that I am very thankful that, around these parts, at least, lacrosse is year-round.
He's a motorsports competitor and stunt performer, winning championships and X Games gold medals in major events like supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. Never a challenge too daring, Travis Pastrana also competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing and the Global RallyCross Championship for Subaru Rally Team USA, where he strung together a number of Top 10 finishes.
A unique and exciting weekend of events is happening in Central New York celebrating the origins of Lacrosse. At the Onondaga Nation, 5 miles south of Syracuse New York, will be held the 2nd annual Lacrosse All-Stars North American Invitational (LASNAI) Box Lacrosse tournament.
- Lax All-Stars North American Invitational Box Lacrosse Tournament @ Tsh’Thon’nhes
- Onondaga Nation - Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival
- Thompson Brothers Demonstrations and N7 camp for Native American Youth
- International Field Scrimmage at SU Carrier Dome: SU - Iroquois Nationals - Team Israel
Monster Girls Lacrosse is pleased to announce the signing of Craig Chamberlain to a long term deal that will make him Director of Player Personnel as well as Director of Recruitment. He will also be the head coach of the 2021 team. Craig has won 7 national titles as the head coach of Monroe Community College.
SPARKS, Md. — The nation’s best men's lacrosse players will be on display when the U.S. national team holds a Blue-White exhibition game on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 12 noon on William G. Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The game is open to the public and free of charge.
The NFHS released new rules for the 2018 boys' lacrosse season Wednesday. Here are 10 commonly misunderstood elements of the existing rulebook, as identified by Gordon Corsetti, manager of men’s officials development.
Welles Crowther, the former Boston College lacrosse player who gave his life to save at least 11 occupants of the South Tower of the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks, has a feature film about his story.
In 2017, LaxAllStars.com teamed up with the ground-breaking team at Summit Lax Ventures. We’re on board to put a media spotlight on all of their marquee events. Brian is back with one last post from his Lake Placid adventures this summer, and we think he sums it up perfectly.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee adopted and refined a number of officiating rules that pertain to boys lacrosse at its meeting in Indianapolis on July 17-19.
In total, there were 15 adjustments from the previous NFHS boys lacrosse rules and officials signals.
Pedone is specializing with her shift from two sports to one, a move that's becoming more common among student-athletes -- and is reflected in New York State Public High School Athletic Association's annual participation survey for the 2016-17 school year. The survey results released Thursday showed a decrease in participation for the second consecutive school year.
The numbers refer to all athletes competing on all teams — meaning an individual can be counted multiple times if he or she plays more than one sport.
WOBURN, Mass. — Three recent Cornell alumnae were selected in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League draft on Wednesday night. Renee Poullott (Marcellus), Catherine Ellis and Kristy Gilbert, all 2017 graduates, were each selected in the league's inaugural draft. Current women's lacrosse assistant coach, Margaret Corzel, was also picked to join the ranks of the professional league.
Poullott and Corzel will join the roster for the Upstate Pride, which is managed by current Cornell women's lacrosse coach, Jenny Graap. Ellis will represent the New England Command and Kristy Gilbert will join the New York Fight.
Canisius women's lacrosse assistants, Kaylin Morissette and Renee Poullott (Marcellus) will both be a part of the inaugural season of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League, as both players were selected in the five-team draft, announced Wednesday night. Morissette will join the Baltimore Brave, while Poullott will stay close to home, playing for the Upstate Pride.
The New England Command selected attacker Kayla Treanor (Syracuse ’16) with the No. 2 overall pick, a location that makes sense considering Boston College hired Treanor as an assistant coach this summer. Treanor is coming off a record-setting World Cup, in which she set a new U.S. record with 43 points (24 goals, 19 assists) and became the first player to be named Player of the Match twice in the same event.
LEICESTER, Mass. — Shenendehowa High School graduate Ashley Mossey won’t be much older than some of the players she’ll be leading as Becker College’s new women’s lacrosse coach. Becker College officially announced Mossey’s hiring Wednesday. At 25, the Shen graduate will be coaching at the place where she set several offensive records as a star attack and midfield player not too long ago.
The big guns came to play for the Six Nations Arrows in Game 1 of the Minto Cup final. Austin Staats (OCC) and Tehoka Nanticoke (Albany) showed their dominance in the opening game of the national junior A lacrosse championship scoring five and four goals respectively, leading the Arrows to a 12-7 win over the Coquitlam Junior Adanacs.
Kyla Sears, 5-4, Midfield, Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles
The 2017 US Lacrosse National Player of the Year, Sears is a three-time US Lacrosse All-America and an Under Armour All-America. She was a tryout invitee for the USA Under-19 Team. A five-year letterwinner at Skaneateles, Sears finished her high school career with 282 goals, 138 assists and 244 ground balls. As a senior captain she totaled 65 goals, 35 assists and 69 ground balls and was named the MVP of the New York State Championship game, as she and the Lakers won their second state championship in three years.
INDIANAPOLIS — The 2018 high school boys lacrosse rules changes include clarifications to stick alignment and the use of visibly contrasting gloves and shafts, which are expected to ease the game’s officiating.
Maeve Heckard will have her phone on at midnight Sept. 1. That’s when college coaches are again allowed to start reaching out to prospective student-athletes entering their junior year of high school.
“That’s definitely what I’m hoping for,” said Heckard, a defender who is a junior at Lansdale Catholic (Pa.) High School and plays for Ultimate Lacrosse.
Every student-athlete who wants to play college lacrosse will follow a slightly different path. The numerous differences between the biggest D1 recruits and the club team walk-on are often massive in many ways. If you want to read about the on-field differences, check out this article on how hard it is to play college lacrosse.
One of the greatest goal scorers and players in the history of Syracuse University Lacrosse, Dylan will bring his knowledge and passion to his Lacrosse Sniper School and will run several shooting clinics at each of the tournaments. The clinics at the Everest Park tournaments are Free and open to all the players participating in the tournament.
The organization announced plans to name the walking path at its Chris Sailer Trail in honor of the National Hall of Fame and Princeton University women’s lacrosse coach. In conjunction with the dedication of the trail that surrounds Tierney Field, 11 former collegiate coaches, including former William Smith lacrosse head coach Pat Genovese, will be celebrated with plaques along the trail on Oct. 21.
A common misconception is that one form of lacrosse came from the another. There are multiple distinct variations of the game played, in different geographical areas, with various forms of lacrosse sticks.
Graffiti and wall art dominate my city. It is part of the culture of Philadelphia, and I love it. These are the Front Street Murals, which are commissioned by Honeygrow. Honeygrow is a creative and healthy food company based in Fishtown, and they constantly hire artists to reenvision the walls of their headquarters.
Orange Crush Lacrosse is excited to announce the addition of Former Syracuse University 3 time All American and current professional lacrosse player Dylan Donahue to the Orange Crush Staff. One of the greatest goal scorers and players in the history of Syracuse University Lacrosse, Dylan will bring his knowledge and passion to all Orange Crush lacrosse players.
Dave Falge is the new head boys lacrosse coach at Cazenovia. The former East Syracuse Minoa and Hobart College attackman will take over the program run for the past 12 years by Jim Longo, who was not re-hired after the spring season.
Unlike Vegas, not everything that happens in the coaches’ tent stays in coaches’ tent. College lacrosse coaches represent the broad human spectrum of ability and inability to keep secrets. We all understand this truth every summer, each recruiting event session. Yet coaches continue to seek the tent for numerous, sustaining reasons.
(August 22, 2017)… The Jr. Knighthawks will face their toughest competition this weekend as they travel to the Jr. NLL Tournament. The fifth annual event will take place Friday through Sunday at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center and the Glen Abbey Community Center in Oakville, Ontario.
“Many club programs have a hard time finding close to home Fall events for younger teams. The Fall Classic brings a level of competition that allows players to experience great competition while still enjoying the game,” said Jessica Pacitto, Coordinator at ML8 Events. “Similar to last year, we’ll be introducing some value adds for the players with shooting and defensive clinics between games; last year the kids all greatly enjoyed the ‘clock your shot’ exercise.”
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell men's lacrosse program will host two fall Prospect Clinics on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 11. Both clinics are open to all high school boys in the graduating classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021.
. . . So I decided to do a little research. I figured that, instead of just coming with up with my own thoughts, I’d ask some real, live college coaches, former rivals from Upstate colleges I’d done battle with in the old days. Surely they’d have some pearls of wisdom . . .
Holman finished with four goals and two assists. [Connor] Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) added four goals, [Peter] Baum (Colgate) had two goals and three assists, and Schreiber, named MLL MVP for the second consecutive season Friday, contributed a goal and three assists.
On May 28 Rob Genco and Zed Williams were in two completely different mindsets. Genco, with his iPad in hand and the Twitter app open, was off-and-on refreshing his timeline waiting for Major League Lacrosse’s update on each team’s pick for the 2017 Draft.
[Michael] Cooper started playing lacrosse while attending (then) Lincoln Junior High School and Henninger coach Tom Acee approached him about trying the sport.
"Someone told me that I couldn't play, that it was a white kids' sport," he recalled. "That was enough for me."
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - For the first time in the history of the University, women's lacrosse is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh. The Cardinals will not compete in the sport until 2019, But they have taken the next step: Bringing a head coach to campus.
These days, a group of teenage boys from the Federal Way area is learning how to play the "medicine game," which is the traditional term for the sport, from an experienced player and teacher.
Dave Waterman is the coach of the Ohngwe Lacrosse. "I’m known as Gienhyaw. I’m from the Turtle Clan, Oneida Nation, Six nation Iroquois with the Haudenosaunee."
Greg Downing is hoping to end his outdoor lacrosse career on a high note.
After 11 seasons, the Auburn High graduate has decided his last professional outdoor game will be Saturday when he and the Denver Outlaws take on the Ohio Machine in the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.
The rest of the league’s awards were given out during a red-carpet event held in conjunction with the championship. The Denver Outlaws play the Ohio Machine at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS Sports Network.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team has announced the date for its annual alumni game. The event will be held at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Friday, October 20th. Contact men's lacrosse Assistant Coach Sean Behan for further details (see contact information below).
The NLL Combine is scheduled for September 16-17 at the TRAC. At the combine, prospective players will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and skill in a practice setting through structured games – testing their endurance, reaction time, strength, agility and speed on the field. Additionally, they will take part in a series of interviews with NLL general managers and coaches. The combine is open to eligible draftees and non-registered free agents who can apply to register at this link.
If Milliman has his way, Cornell will follow Maryland in ending the murmurs among its similarly passionate fan and alumni base. But he’s not looking that far ahead. He said he’s just happy to lead a program with a rich history.
No stranger to the University of Denver and the women's lacrosse program, Tee Ladouceur (pronounced "LAD-uh-SIR") (Bethlehem) previously served as the head coach at UC Davis for the past two seasons, where, in her first season, led the Aggies to their first conference tournament appearance since 2010. Under her leadership, two players earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation recognition, and eight were named MPSF All-Academic, which tied a program best.
The PYA Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 features Michael Manley (PYA Class of 2007), Paul Chapman (PYA Class of 1979), Jennifer Miles McKie (PYA Class of 1995), and Raymond (Butch) Mashewske (PYA Class of 1983). The new class will also honor the championship Penn Yan Mustang football of 1967.
Bradman and O’Connor became the coaches of the North Country Northstars, a mainly seventh- and eighth-grade team comprised of mostly Canton youths with a few players from St. Lawrence Central, Massena and a player from Potsdam.
Canisius College is accepting applications for an assistant coach for Men’s Lacrosse. Canisius is a member of the Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The assistant lacrosse coach ensures the Canisius men’s lacrosse program is administered with constant commitment to compliance with all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. This is a full-time position which reports to the Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse.
“US Lacrosse is thrilled to be able to host the WPLL for their Legends Game and opening showcase,” says Ann Carpenetti, Vice President of Lacrosse Operations. “We are very supportive of the opportunities WPLL will be offering elite women's lacrosse players who want to play at the highest level, while inspiring future generations of youth athletes.”
Staats, 19, is a budding star who would likely be the top NLL draft pick if he were to declare. Him returning to OCC is no surprise; the thought among many league sources has been that Staats would continue his college career at OCC, then presumably at Syracuse, making him a target for the 2020 NLL Draft class.
. . . the Upstate Pride will be led by Wagner’s Katie Rowan (Delmar). Rowan, a three-time first-team All-American out of Syracuse, became the Orange’s first Tewaaraton Finalist in 2009 and captured back-to-back world championships with the U.S. women’s national team in 2009 and 2013. Rowan is Syracuse’s (396) and Team USA’s (67) all-time leader in points.
Training during the summer months is almost a double victory for Sam Swingruber.
The Ballston Spa standout, who has committed to UAlbany to play lacrosse, is also one of the top returning players in the Capital District High School Hockey League as a defenseman for the combined team from Burnt Hills and Ballston Spa.
(August 16, 2017)… With the crowning of three champions Sunday, the Rochester Knighthawks wrapped up their first USBOXLA-sanctioned lacrosse tournament. In all, 13 teams competed in the inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational, with players and fans coming to Rochester from as far away as Nepean, Ontario and Akwesasne.
Feedback collected by US Lacrosse via its annual rules survey following the first season of the new youth rules has been overwhelmingly positive.
“The responses from parents, coaches and officials have been about 85-percent favorable on these changes,” said Rick Lake, men’s game senior manager at US Lacrosse.
Barely three months after adopting landmark off-the-field rules limiting early recruiting, women’s lacrosse teams are trying to adjust to a new set of on-field rules.
“There are a lot of significant rule changes that have come all at once,” Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker said. “We were just getting used to some of the recent changes, and now we’ve got some more to embrace. But thankfully, we have a fall season to work on the rule changes.”
Riorden (6’0”, 215 lbs., 2/13/1994) led all Bandits rookies last season in goals (6), assists (13) and points (19) in nine games played. He also added 20 loose ball recoveries and registered 29 shots on goal.
The UWLX brought women’s pro lacrosse to Lake Placid for the first time ever! In its second year of operations, the United Women’s Lacrosse League partnered up with Summit Lacrosse Ventures to layout a destination-style plan for the its title matchup. The game took place on August 2 as the grand finale to scholastic division play.
While the constant chatter of who’s-committed-where can be interesting if you’re into that kind of thing, the real focus of these games is to give the kids a fun and competitive environment to play the game they love. It’s truly a sight for sore eyes if you’re not used to the festive side of high school summer lax!
As the kids packed up their bags and headed for the car one last time under the watch of the Olympic ski jumps off into the distance, some parents, coaches and grandparents were unloading bags from the car. It was adult club lacrosse time!
ITHACA, N.Y. – Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 16th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, to be held Saturday, Sept. 30. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, Sept. 29-30. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
ROCHESTER, NY - Executive Sports Information Director Joe Venniro announced that Samantha Annable (Onondaga HS/OCC/Brockport) will join the RIT Sports Information department as an assistant director for the for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Annable will work closely with Venniro and Sports Information Director Steve Jaynes on all media relations aspects for RIT's 22 Division III programs and two Division I hockey teams.
The Seawolves, who finished the 2017 campaign with a 7-7 record, will face off with the Terps at 11:30 a.m. to start the day on October 22 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Terps will then play the Orange at 1:00 p.m., followed by an Orange-Seawolf matchup at 3:00 p.m., according to Stony Brook Athletics.
After an incredible career at Verona, former girls lacrosse player Ava Anderson will continue to impress on the field at a rather prestigious place. Announced last week, Anderson will join the Cornell girls lacrosse team as a walk-on.
In addition to being a lacrosse player and parent (father of former UAlbany goalie Blaze Riorden, and current Lycoming attackman Connor Riorden), Mike has been a prolific contributor to the game. These contributions over the years include service as a coach in the Fairport Youth Lacrosse program, initiator of the Fairport travel team, high school officiating, US Lacrosse youth tournament coaching, and more.
Priolo (6’5”, 234 lbs., 1/15/1989) led all NLL defensemen with 22 points (7+15) in the 2017 season and led all Bandits with a career-best 131 loose balls. His efforts earned him a nomination as a finalist for the NLL Defensive Player of the Year award for the fourth straight season.
It takes managerial guts to trade or cut a popular player, and nobody should question Steve Dietrich or Derek Keenan in that regard. Dietrich, general manager of the Buffalo Bandits, and Keenan, general manager and coach of the Saskatchewan Rush, were among the most active executives during a busy summer of player movement in the National Lacrosse League.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I have heard and agree with most of the arguments that criticize the “participation trophy” mentality surrounding today’s youth. However, when you are north of 65 years of age, any recognition hardware that involves physical exertion will land in an esteemed place on my mantle piece.
John Galloway, Goalie, Rochester Rattlers
Galloway was one of three goalies with at least eight wins this season and he ranked third in the league with an 11.57 goals against average and fourth in save percentage (.541).
Joel White, Defense, Rochester Rattlers
White helped lead one of the stingiest defenses in the league, as the Rattlers finished with the third-fewest goals allowed in 2017. In eight games, he totaled 28 groundballs and two caused turnovers.
Playing with Team Pure Performance, Shenendehowa Boys’ Varisty Lacrosse Head Coach Jason Gifford, recently took home MVP Honors from the Lake Placid Summit Classic 39+ division championship game. In the championship game, Team Pure Performance defeated Port Jeff Sports 8-6.
Fans clamoring for a shot clock in NCAA men’s lacrosse will get a good look at a proposed solution this fall.
The NCAA men’s lacrosse rules committee has asked teams to experiment with a visible 60-second shot clock in fall competitions. For teams choosing to use the experimental rule, the shot clock will start when possession is established. Teams will continue to have 30 seconds to clear the ball and enter the attack area.
US Lacrosse is accepting applications for its National Diversity Grant Program, which provides resources to local groups and organizations to support projects and events that promote lacrosse opportunities among non-traditional participants.
Six grant categories, with slightly differing goals and qualifications, are available: Girls’ Initiative, Urban Outreach, Community Impact, Event Support, Disability Access, and BRIDGE.
Dear US Lacrosse,
My athlete is 12 and a very highly skilled lacrosse player. I have been talking to our coach and think he/she is making a huge mistake by not letting my son/daughter play up at the 14u level this coming season. My son/daughter is equally capable with either hand, shoots the ball accurately, and can dodge around almost every defender he/she plays against. Can you please help me convince our coach that playing up is the best choice for my child and will help him/her reach the next level?
In case you missed it, Dom Starsia published a “Letter to Freshmen” this week, and it’s definitely worth reading. All his essays are; I’ve said that before.
He talked about behavior, about restraint, about personal accountability. He stressed the importance of honesty, getting up in the morning (every morning) and eating a good breakfast, and knowing when to say enough. He emphasized how important it was to learn not only from our own mistakes, but from others’ as well… all very good stuff. Make sure you sneak a copy of it into Junior’s laundry basket as he packs up the car this week.
DENVER — 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading provider of lacrosse training and development services, has named Regy Thorpe the company’s Chief Lacrosse Officer. A longtime presence in the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse, Thorpe will immediately begin overseeing all aspects of 3d Lacrosse’s Methodology as the head of 3d’s Master Coaching Circuit that spans a dozen markets around the nation.
William Smith College Lacrosse Head Coach Anne Phillips recently announced that Allie Flaherty will join her staff as a part-time assistant coach.
"We are excited to have Allie as a member of our coaching staff this year," said Phillips. "Last season, Allie was a captain, the Player of the Year in the Liberty League and a first Team All-American. She will be a great mentor, leader and role model for players. Allie understands and has executed all of our lacrosse systems. She will be a tremendous asset to our staff in helping to develop our 2018 team."
A first quarter filled with nervous energy and copious turnovers eventually gave way to a dominant performance from the defending MLL champion Denver Outlaws, as they posted a 15-8 victory over the Rochester Rattlers.
OBETZ, Ohio — A candidate to win the league MVP award and the Ohio Machine’s leading scorer, Peter Baum has made his share of important goals this season.
None was bigger than the one he threw into the net from just behind the two-point arc late in the third quarter of his team’s 18-13 victory over the Florida Launch in a Major League Lacrosse semifinal Saturday night at Fortress Field in Obetz.
(August 12, 2017)… The Jr. Knighthawks came out flying to open their inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Tournament today at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. The three Rochester Knighthawks junior teams combined for five wins to set the stage for an exciting final day on Sunday.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell women's lacrosse head coach Jenny Graap '86 has announced that 10 newcomers will join the Big Red roster for the upcoming 2018 season. The group hails from six different states and provides incredible balance with three attackers, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalie.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I like to stay away from computers, phones, and screens as much as I can this time of year and really focus on the people I’m spending time with. I like to soak up the surroundings wherever I’m spending it. You know, I’m trying to slow the clock down. I got to see so many incredibly special souls in the last few weeks I thought I’d share some stories with you all.
The Rochester Rattlers travel to Denver to take on the Denver Outlaws for the third time this season. Top seeded and defending champion Denver, finished the season at 9 & 5. Rochester won four straight to make the MLL play-offs as the fourth seed.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist men's lacrosse program and Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson have announced the addition of 10 incoming freshmen for the 2018 campaign. Two are products of the Hudson Valley and the entire group hails from four different states: Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The Le Moyne Dolphin team was made up of mostly former 'Phins graduating between 1993 and 2010. While many Dolphins have played individually on teams in Lake Placid over the years, this marked the fourth time they were able to enter a collective team in support of Room2Smile and sponsored by BSN Sports. There were 23 players on the roster with most bringing their friends and family for a great reunion weekend.
A wave of U.S. talent is about to kiss the NLL shore via the annual entry draft.
“I see a significant uptick in interest by American players,” said Brian Lemon, NLL vice president of lacrosse operations. “There have been more enquiries from American players than in year’s past.”
It’s been an eventful few months for Anthony Benyarko since he became the Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s trainer in February. After the Terps captured their first national championship since 1975 on Memorial Day, Benyarko proposed to his girlfriend on the Gillette Stadium field. The intense emotions that Benyarko felt on that joyous day were rivaled by what he experienced on a lacrosse field in Lake Placid, N.Y., last Wednesday, when he helped save a man’s life.
The Mercer Island (Wash.) boys and a handful of Russian lacrosse players maneuvered their way through the tourist crowds Aug. 5. Still in the uniforms they wore when the teams faced off just hours prior — after the metro ride from Sokolniki Park back to the heart of Moscow — the players passed the State Historical Museum, walked along the entrance to the historic GUM department store and eventually settled on a spot of the stone pavement that made up Red Square.
Bernie wants to know how to address a lack of social IQ among teammates and coaches. In answering this callers questions, Host Fred Opie provides 3 keys to team growth that can be used for athletic teams, organizations, companies, departments, marriages, and businesses.
Kevin Leveille (Albany Academy) might just be the best inside finisher and pure scorer to ever put on the red, white, and blue. He was a prolific scorer at UMass where he was selected as a 3-time All American. Leveille then played 11 super successful seasons in Major League Lacrosse, while also being selected to the 2014 USA men’s lacrosse team, and serving as the team captain.
Alex Krawec (ESM/OCC/LeMoyne) heard a snap and a pop, and then he fell to the ground. The last thing he remembers was looking down and seeing his right leg bent all the way to the left. He picked it up and dropped it back down; it was completely limp.
Each member of the U.S. women's national team wrote one entry in their "Mission Log," a blog series sharing their experiences as they aimed for – and won – two gold medals at the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup in Guildford, England, and the 2017 IWGA World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Relive the exciting journey by reading excerpts from each of their blogs below. Their full entries are linked within their bylines.
(August 10, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced that they have traded Adam Bomberry to the New England Black Wolves in exchange for Brandon Robinson and the 14th overall selection in the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
As many of you who have been following my Instagram may know, I've been spending some time climbing rocks. This may seem like something out of the ordinary, but for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to climb whatever I could get my hands on.
As a high school lacrosse player, Ryan Figueroa seemed to be fast on his feet and always in heart of the action. But on July 13, the senior midfielder from Northville High School found himself in a life and death situation when he walked into Scores Haircuts for Men.
There’s no shortage of stories, photos, Instagrams, and Facebook memories of last week’s Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. If you were there, you’ve spent the past few days not only recovering, but sharing your great times with others. If you weren’t there, you’ve probably read at least one summary or swiped through a few photos.
This account might be a little different. It’s not intended for those who were there or those who weren’t – it’s instead for my regular RTD readers, the ones who know me, my sons, my background… the ones who’ve been reading RTD for a while (thank you for your loyalty!)…
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Hartford men's lacrosse team has named Corey Bulken (Baldwinsville) an assistant coach, Head Coach Ryan Martin announced today. Bulken, who has been brought on as the Hawks' top assistant, will serve as the team's recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator and faceoff coach.
When you talk of lacrosse legends, there is Paul and Gary Gait, and then there is everyone else. More than any other two players, these identical twins are credited with helping lacrosse become one of the fastest-growing team sports in America.
Dr. Richard A. Anderson, 90, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017 . . . Dick was born in Albany, N.Y. to Rose and Arthur Anderson (deceased) and attended the Albany Academy. After graduation he enlisted in the Coast Guard at the height of World War II, and was trained as a radar technician. By the time the war ended, he had served his country and was a fully-trained landing craft commander. After military service, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., graduating with a bachelor’s degree as a member of the Class of 1949. As an undergraduate, Dick loved playing football and lacrosse, and competing in track and boxing. While continuing his studies as a post-graduate, he served as an assistant coach for the RPI football and lacrosse teams.
Brittany Philip, a champion of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), grew up in upstate New York as a four-year lacrosse standout at Corning-Painted Post East High School. When her school’s girls’ basketball coach approached her, asking her to play, her response was simple.
“No, I’m a lacrosse player,” she said.
CLIFTON PARK — One of the area’s top rising seniors in boys’ lacrosse is leaving the area. Matt Stucchi, a Loyola commit who has played the past three springs for Shenendehowa’s varsity, is headed to play his senior year of lacrosse at The Hill Academy, a school in Ontario, Canada.
(August 8, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks, through a partnership with the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA), will host their inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex from Saturday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 13.
On Sunday August 6th, the Cloudsplitters 45+ team claimed third place in the 2017 Lake Placid Summit Classic’s 44+ Gold Division. Cloudsplitters Captain Jeff Purner told Capital District Lax that the team expected to be in the Silver bracket, and were surprised by their seeding in the Gold bracket.
As the LaFayette HS Lacrosse Alumni Association gears up for its annual alumni event this Saturday Aug 12 at the Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes, Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse on Rt 11A, the LaFayette Sports Hall of Fame Committee is announcing tours of the new Hall of Fame display at the high school in conjunction with the event.
After 10 years coaching college lacrosse and with two kids (Lil’ Dom and Luigi) in tow, my 34-year-old son is about to start law school at the University of Texas in September. His bold career choice reminds me that it seems like just yesterday when he began his undergraduate career at Lynchburg College. I would like to share with all the young men and women about to start their college careers a letter I wish I had sent to Joe.
. . . remember that these selections only pertain to the performance this season. As always, feel free to disagree and argue with these lists; that’s what they’re here for. These are Inside Lacrosse’s All-MLL teams for 2017.
“In accepting the job it was understood and agreed upon that it would not affect my coaching of varsity lacrosse at Carthage,” said Ventiquattro, who has coached varsity lacrosse at Carthage since 1989 after founding the program there. “I would not have accepted otherwise.”
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic closed out with a weekend jam-packed with championships as lacrosse teams from far and wide took the fields in the Adirondack Mountains’ Olympic village. Ten champions celebrated victories on Sunday afternoon, while two teams were crowned victors and another pair co-champs on Saturday after schedule adjustments following Friday’s inclement weather.
BOSTON (August 7, 2017) – Rochester Rattlers attackman Jordan Wolf was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15. Wolf helped the Rattlers clinch a playoff berth in a 14-13 win over the Machine on Saturday night.
(August 7, 2017)… Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that Marshall Abrams is returning to the Rochester Knighthawks as an assistant coach. In 2018, he will begin his inaugural season behind a National Lacrosse League bench with his former team.
On Sunday, the Syracuse faithful left the North Elba athletic fields with that championship feeling after Burning Orange topped GMH Lacrosse 8-6 to take the Summit men’s 18-and-over gold division title in what is traditionally the tournament’s most competitive division.
In 2016, the Rochester Rattlers were part of a seven-team tie for first place in the league, but missed out on the playoffs due to a series of complicated tiebreakers. The last game of the 2017 season had a much simpler outcome for Rochester: Win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.
In Episode 13, Drew and I talk about recovering from career-threatening injuries, his crossover skill sets from NFL captain and quarterback to business operator and investor, and what characteristics he looks for from founders in pitch meetings as well as rookies in the NFL.
“Where did you play?” is the most common question asked in any conversation that involves lacrosse players/people. To some it is an annoyance, others a point of pride. My answer is always the same, “Clark University *wait a beat* — it’s a small DIII school”, but it’s the reaction that is always telling and there are four responses.
Editor's Note: We missed this story in mid-July
Two Section 3 boys lacrosse players were recently recognized as All-Stars at the inaugural Ud1sputed Showcase held on July 14th at Stony Brook University. Derek Kohut, Defense, Oswego HS/CNY Roadhawks and Spencer Wirtheim, Attack, Baldwinsville HS/Orange Crush were selected as all stars by college coaches in attendance. Congratulations!
The Clinic will be held on Oct. 8, 2017, and will feature a full day of activities, including two practice sessions, a parent’s admissions session, lunch and a campus tour. Registration for the event closes on Sept. 29 and is open to boys in the 10-12th grades.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Some of the game’s all-time greats took the field this week at the 28th Lake Placid Summit Classic for the second annual Major League Lacrosse Legends Alumni Game. A joint effort of Summit Lacrosse Ventures and Major League Lacrosse, the game brought together many of the most respected and decorated lacrosse players to ever use a stick, including the likes of Gary Gait, Drew Westervelt, Shawn Nadelen, John Gagliardi and many more.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (August 5, 2017) – Jordan Wolf scored the go-ahead goal with less than two minutes left in regulation, lifting the Rattlers to a postseason berth with a 14-13 win on Saturday night. Rochester will play the Denver Outlaws in the semi-finals of the MLL playoffs next Saturday. It marks the franchise’s eighth trip to the postseason.
One of the Cannons’ most popular players, midfielder Max Seibald, suggested he had played his last MLL game. Seibald, 29, was selected by the Denver Outlaws with the second overall pick in 2009 following an All-American career at Cornell. Seibald was the 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy winner, an award given annually to the nation’s top collegiate lacrosse player. He was acquired by the Cannons in a trade with New York on Jan. 5, 2015, and was elected tri-captain in his first season.
Beyond the sheer numbers, an unbelievable amount of elite players and coaches of the past, present and future descend on the village. Lake Placid’s brand has boomed within the movers, shakers and dreamers of the lacrosse world as Summit Lacrosse has launched new boutique events and recruiting showcases during other summer weeks. And there are plans for more, even potentially some indoor events during the offseason.
It’s to the point where Leveille and Gersuk are turning away 100 clubs each year while 90 percent of teams come back for more.
When I grew up, my family used to go to the beach every first week of August. Then along came Major League Lacrosse and I no longer find myself in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this time of year. All that said, I still find myself some sand. It's a great way to increase your speed and agility!
Miles Thompson put up a career high in goals with 32 in 2017, a number of them being highlight reel markers. Miles also added the Champion's Cup winning goal in overtime vs. the Saskatchewan Rush. Watch Miles Thompson's 2017 highlights right here. Produced by Tyson Geick.
BOSTON (August 4, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today that the league will auction official Cascade R helmets signed by each of the nine MLL teams with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the official charity of MLL.
“Miracle on Grass”? Really? That’s the phrase I started to hear yesterday morning. I mean, how cliché…
Well, it’s not if you were anywhere near Field 3 Wednesday afternoon at the 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Not if you saw John Sussingham revived not once, but at least twice as he suffered a heart attack after playing with the Olde WU Legends 50+ team.
LAKE PLACID - John Sussingham, a lacrosse player for Ohio Wesleyan's alumni team, suffered a heart attack around 5 p.m. Wednesday during a game in the Lake Placid Summit Classic - but with the help of trainers and emergency medical technicians, he is alive and in stable condition.
We will hear more details about this from RTD Dan Witmer soon.
Six of Niagara County's best high school athletes and athletes will be inducted into the Section VI Hall of Fame, as announced Wednesday. Headlining the list of locals in the Class of 2017 is Rich Kilgour, the Niagara-Wheatfield lacrosse standout who went on to star for the Buffalo Bandits, eventually playing his way into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. He is still an assistant coach with the Bandits.
Chris starts of the podcast with some Lake Placid talk (2:12). From there he chats with Khalil starting at 38:30 to talk about his background, then it’s on to Bills (46:30) and Eagles talk (51:37) because what’s better than hearing two fans of a pair of third place in the division at best teams hype up their upcoming seasons?
Women’s NCAA lacrosse coaches and event operators have found conducive ways to serve one another in the offseason, and the Northstar Invitational is a prime example of that. Women’s lacrosse recruiting thrived at the sixth annual event in Lake Placid last week.
Read more at https://laxallstars.com/womens-lacrosse-recruiting-northstar/#M1Ut6yYDlmYsm225.99
Bonus RTD here… As has been the case the past few years, I’ve taken the opportunity to write MORE while I’m working at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament instead of less. Sure, days are long, internet connections are iffy at best, and bedtime (10 PM or so) quickly follows paying for dinner (often around 9:30 PM), but the images, smiles, and sheer beauty of the whole experience simply need to be shared.
BUFFALO – Canisius Hall of Fame inductee Mark Miyashita (Me-OSH-ah-tuh) '03 has been named head coach of the Golden Griffins men's lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Bill Maher announced on Thursday.
A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Miyashita becomes the fourth coach in program history.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Skidmore College men's lacrosse head coach Tucker Kear has announced the hiring of Marcel Godino as his assistant coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Godino will assist in recruiting, player development, offensive strategy, and scouting, among other tasks.
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia —The looks ranged from brief glances to full-blown, turn-of-the-head gazes. And as the 10 Mercer Island High School (Wash.) lacrosse players made their way down the escalators and through the Admiralteyskaya metro station in the heart of Saint Petersburg, Russia — the deepest station in the city that has the deepest average metro system in the world — there was plenty of time for the boys to steal the attention of Russian locals while carrying their sticks and gear.
Johnson City Senior Midfielder named to All-State Team
from Johnson City Lacrosse
Michael Joseph (Johnson City, Gaffer Elite) was named to the first ever NYS All-State Boys Lacrosse Team. Michael was named to the 5th team, the only small school representative from section 4. In addition to being named to the 5th team all-state, Michael is also a 2 time 1st team all-division face-off specialist and the 2017 Section 4 Class C championship game MVP, where he led Johnson City to its 3rd sectional title in programs history. Michael was a dominate force for JC at the face-off X in 2017 where he took over 400 face-offs winning 66% of them.
In Episode 12, I sit down with the head of Bloomberg Sports Business to discuss the overarching landscape. Bloomberg Media is the largest global business news platform, powered by 2,700 journalists and analysts across 120 countries. Scott Soshnick has written major breaking and news headlines for over 120 publications, and we discuss some of his favorites on the show.
Read more at https://laxallstars.com/scott-soshnick-suiting-paul-rabil/#dPXd83Q1oJVrK2jg.99
James Manchester is well known to the Capital District lacrosse community through his many years as a player, parent, coach, administrator, board member, official, and television color commentator. James recently took the time to speak to Capital District Lax about the Canistigione Crabmen’s participation in the Lake Placid Summit Classic.
Author’s Note: Registration for the 2017 LASNAI House Team is NOW OPEN and filling up quickly. Don’t miss your chance to fill a roster spot before the list is full. Not convinced? Well, get reading!
Read more at https://laxallstars.com/house-team-lasnai/#vEEv6pGy0avAcpSM.99
Last year was the inaugural run of the Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational and for more reasons than I can count, it was a huge success. We had 12 teams gather at the state of the art Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes (translates to “where they play ball), also referred to as the Onondaga Field House, almost a year to the day after the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at the very same location.
The Long Island Sound completed an undefeated season, winning their second straight UWLX championship Wednesday with a 16-8 victory over the Boston Storm at the Lake Placid Summit Classic in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Christina Esposito (Northwestern ‘17) scored four goals to earn championship game MVP honors, while Halle Majorana (Syracuse ‘16) added three goals, including a 2-pointer, in the victory for the Sound. Jill Byers (Notre Dame ’09) also had a hat trick.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has acquired forward Callum Crawford and goaltender Alex Buque from the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for forward Ryan Benesch and a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 NLL Draft.
As a high school athlete on Long Island, Kevin Glueckert established himself as a multi-sport star . . . Moving on to play college lacrosse at UAlbany from 2009-2013, Glueckert made his mark as a face off specialist. His 480 face off attempts during the 2013 season are the third most attempted by a player in a season in NCAA history.
Tuesday August 1, 2017
We are looking for (1) Boys and (1) Girls 3/4 team to compete in our Rattlers Tournament in Rochester. Cost is $295, games are on stadium turf, 3 game guarantee, Rattlers game to follow, Location Capelli Stadium in Rochester. Contact Eric Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org
BUFFALO — 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading provider of lacrosse training and player development services, has announced the formation of 3d Great Lakes, a Buffalo-based division to serve Western New York and the Great Lakes Region. 3d Great Lakes will offer 3d Lacrosse’s full lineup of Select teams, hybrid and small-sided training, workshops, camps and clinics and other player development opportunities.
Mike Burke, a longtime lacrosse coach from Buffalo, has been named Manager of 3d Great Lakes and will oversee all aspects of the region’s teams and coaching.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today opened applications for the position of head coach of the U.S. women’s national team. The appointee will serve a four-year term and will coach Team USA in the 2021 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup and other international and domestic events.
Over the past couple of weeks, Horseheads graduate and former division one girls lacrosse player Shelby Davis got the opportunity of a lifetime, to go to the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England. The second year head coach led Germany to a 5-2 overall record at the World Cup after taking over the program as the head coach last July.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic got underway Monday morning as nearly 100 scholastic teams descended upon the Olympic Region of the Adirondack Mountains. More than 250 teams are expected are expected to attend this year’s Summit Classic; the tournament started in 1990 with seven teams and is now a weeklong affair and considered the nation’s most anticipated summer destination tournament.
Last week, the MLL announced the rosters of the second annual MLL Alumni Game to be held during the Lake Placid Classic. Last year was incredible. This time around, the rosters are absolutely mind-blowing.
(July 31, 2017)… Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that Mike Accursi has been promoted to the role of Offensive Assistant Coach. The 42-year-old Accursi spent the past three seasons as the Knighthawks Lacrosse Operations Assistant.
At the time of his graduation from Colonie High School, Dennis Foley was Section II’s career goals scoring record holder, having put the ball in the cage 151 times from 1992-1994. He was a 2x Empire State Games participant, earned High School All- America recognition, and played in the High School North-South Game. Following his graduation from Colonie HS, Foley attended Nazareth College, where he was named a Collegiate All-American, played in the College North-South Game, and was a key player on the 1997 Golden Flyers DIII National Championship team, which was inducted into the Nazareth Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.