With under 20 seconds left, Albany committed its 34th and most damaging foul of the night. Riley Donahue caught a pass and rushed to her usual spot in Syracuse’s offense — a couple of feet away from the net to the left of the goalie — as the seconds ticked off during the tied game.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) scored a free-position goal with 9.1 seconds remaining to give No. 5/4 Syracuse team a come-from-behind 13-12 victory against Albany on Monday, Feb. 27. The Orange remain unbeaten this season, improving to 5-0.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team battled back from down three to take the lead with just over four minutes left, but fell in the final seconds to #5/4 Syracuse 13-12 on Monday night in the Carrier Dome.
Albany head coach John Battaglino paused for seven seconds before starting his opening his statement after the game, as if the numbers on the box score in front of him were leaving him speechless. He cleared his throat.
"Free-position shots," Battaglino said. "That's all I'll say. That's my opening statement. Alright."
Army West Point’s David Symmes and Dan Grabher were named the Corvias Offensive Player of the Week and Corvias Faceoff Specialist of the Week, respectively. Boston University’s Greg Wozniak was named the Corvias Defensive Player of the Week, while Christian Carson-Banister was named the Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week. Colgate freshman Nicky Petkevich rounded out this week’s honors and was named the Corvias Rookie of the Week.
CANTON, OH. – LEGACY Global Sports announced today the first-ever Alumni Athletic Championship lacrosse tournament will take place during Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Week, Aug. 3-6 at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. The Alumni Athletic Championship will give former college lacrosse players the opportunity to relive their glory days alongside their teammates – competing against old rivals for funds benefitting their alma maters’ lacrosse programs.
Colgate's first-year attackman scored a goal and assisted on four others as the Raiders took down Bucknell 15-10 Saturday in Lewisburg. For his efforts, Petkevich was named Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Senior Dan Grabher and sophomore David Symmes were rewarded for their performances last week with Patriot League weekly awards. Grabher was named the Corvias Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week, while Symmes took home Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the week honors.
BOSTON – After a dominating performance in the win over Drexel, two UAlbany men’s lacrosse players, Connor Fields (Bishop Timon) and JD Colarusso, were honored by the America East Conference with weekly awards.
The 2016 season was a special one for the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team. The Bears posted a 7-9 record overall and a 3-5 mark in the SUNYAC, tying the program's overall single-season wins record and setting one for conference play. The team earned its way into the SUNYAC Playoffs for the first time in program history and it did it with the best offense its ever had.
EDISON, New Jersey - The Marist men’s lacrosse program took two of the three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference weekly awards, it was announced Feb. 27. Senior J.D. Recor was chosen as Offensive Player of the Week and Michael Smith was named Rookie of the Week.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Emily Hawryschuk is a player who is hard to miss when she's dominating on a lacrosse field. That's exactly the type of presence that Syracuse coach Gary Gait was hoping for and needed when he brought the freshman in on attack this season.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team travels to Binghamton, N.Y. to take on the Binghamton Bearcats Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Griffs will look to bounce back after a close 12-11 loss to Columbia this past Saturday from the Demske Sports Complex.
After a dominating 18-5 win over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies to open the season on Feb. 20, the Niagara women's lacrosse team hosts Colgate to wrap up the season's first month this week. The Purple Eagles and Raiders are slated for a 3 p.m. start on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Niagara Field. Colgate comes to Monteagle Ridge for their second straight game against a MAAC opponent, following a 16-8 home win over the Siena Saints on Saturday.
Maryland moves into the top spot this week, after handing then-No. 1 North Carolina a 13-10 loss in College. The Heels fall to No. 2, as No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Syracuse and No. 5 USC round out the top five.
ROCHESTER, NY: One of our star defensive mid-fielders and local players, Donny Moss was named the assistant head coach a few months ago for the men's lacrosse program at Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT played their first game of 2017, winning 12 - 11 over #13 Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday. We asked Donny five questions regarding RIT's 2017 season, as well as, playing at Capelli Sport Stadium for the upcoming 2017 Rattlers season. RIT faces #12 Stevenson University on Saturday at 1 PM on the RIT Turf Field. Come out to support Donny and the RIT Tigers.
Urban lacrosse can have many challenges. Among these are cost, perception and logistics, which can simply be having access to field space. To that end, the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, a non-profit founded in 2012 to help bring the sport to local boys and girls, has recently unveiled a new strategy to deal with the concrete jungle of the urban metropolis.
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What have I done for 20 days, you might ask? Well, first of all, I spent a lot of time with my 89-year old parents in Lakeland. We played Scrabble and a game I’d never played before called Trumpet, and we watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Instead of watching Fox News, we watched more hockey than I would have expected. They were real good sports!
The SUNY Oneonta men's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Misericordia, 9-8, in the season opener for both squads. Junior Phil Fraher maneuvered from behind the goal and managed to get a shot off as he was falling to the ground that found the back of the goal with 1:03 left in overtime.
To many fans in the Lone Star State, it’s common to view other sports as something to do when you can’t play football. The pressure on kids to not only play, but win for their hometown, presses heavily on their shoulders. When the culture makes it clear that football is king, is there any room for multisport athletes?
The votes are in for the third in-season Maverik Media Poll, and once again Maryland and Denver are tiec atop the rankings. Thanks to their 13-5 win over North Carolina, Johns Hopkins rose to No. 3 and received five first-place votes, while the Tar Heels feel to No. 7. Penn State's notable rise from No. 10 to No. 5 is the storyline of the week as four teams ranked in the Top 10 suffered setbacks.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team will look to knock off Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Monday, February 27th at 5 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
The game will be aired in the state of New York on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and on ACC Network Extra online, accessible to those outside New York.
CANTON, NY – Junior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) shined in the Alfred University men's lacrosse team's season opener Saturday afternoon, tying a 22-year-old school record with nine goals as the Saxons defeated host SUNY Canton, 26-2.
DENVER – No. 1 Denver used a balanced offensive attack and a stingy defense to remain undefeated on the season as it recorded a 12-0 victory over Canisius in the final game of the Faceoff Classic Sunday at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
Junior Colton McCaffrey and 2016 Tewaaraton Finalist Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) both finished with four points in spearheading Denver's (4-0) attack as McCaffrey tallied a pair of goals and assists while Cannizzaro ended with one goal and three helpers.
Cincinnati, Ohio – Sophomore midfielder Josh Slowinski (Clarence) scored with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team an 8-7 win over eighth-ranked Lindenwood University on Saturday afternoon at Mt. St. Joseph University's Schueler Field.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Freshman Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored three goals to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 17-8 victory against Massachusetts on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Carrier Dome. The win extends the Orange's winning streak to start the season to four games.
HAMILTON – Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) scored a season-high five goals and added another assist to lead Colgate to a rain-soaked blowout of Siena, 16-8, Saturday afternoon at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 19 Ithaca College women's lacrosse program got its 2017 season underway when it welcomed Skidmore College to a rain and wind-swept Higgins Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Battling inclement conditions and a motivated Thoroughbreds side gunning to make a statement on the opening weekend of the season, the Bombers prevailed in a 12-9 victory to get the year off on the right foot.
Ben Williams never missed a game in his college career. The consistent faceoff specialist who’s cementing himself inside SU record books has a career win-percentage of 65 the X. If there was one thing Syracuse could expect every week, it was winning the majority of faceoffs. Forty minutes prior to the opening faceoff, Syracuse ruled out Williams with an undisclosed injury.
“I’m very happy with (Asa’s) play,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “But I’m sure she’d like to have some of those passes back. She’ll watch film, she’ll she what the situation was, and she’ll learn from it.”
Three names, five assists and one clutch goal led the Buffalo Bandits (3-5) to victory over the Toronto Rock (5-3) as Alex-Kedoh Hill netted a game-winning goal with just 2:09 remaining in regulation to power the Bandits to their second consecutive victory.
Rochester Knighthawks used a six-goal fourth quarter to defeat the Vancouver Stealth 12-8 tonight at the Langley Events Centre. Defenseman Brad Gillies scored the game-winner with under three minutes to play as the second-year pro finished the night with a career-high two goals.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - David Symmes fired a shot past Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy with 0.5 seconds left as the Army West Point men's lacrosse team upset sixth-ranked Syracuse, 14-13, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
GENEVA, N.Y. – The Hobart College lacrosse team used a 5-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from Cornell 16-8 in a non-conference game on Boswell Field this afternoon. The win was the Statesmen's first win over the Big Red since 2004, when Hobart won 12-10 on McCooey Field.
VESTAL, New York - After a one-hour delay fewer than five minutes into the contest, the Marist men's lacrosse team hit its stride in the third quarter to defeat Binghamton, 11-8, on a rainy afternoon Feb. 25.
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Marist women's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the 2017 season with a 13-9 road triumph over Vermont on Feb. 25. Saturday's win was Marist's (1-2) third straight against the Catamounts, which fell to 0-4 so far this season.
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 2 RIT (2-0) men's lacrosse team defeated No. 10 Stevenson University (0-1), 16-13 in non-conference action from RIT's Turf Field Saturday afternoon. It is the fourth straight win for RIT over Stevenson.
TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team scored 12 straight goals, including the only eight of the third quarter, and the No. 13 Engineers opened the 2017 season with a 17-10 victory over Keene State College in a non-league game at East Campus Stadium.
DENVER, Colo. – Marcus Ward scored four goals and Chris Walsch added three to lead Air Force to a 15-10 victory over Canisius in the opening game of the Pioneer Faceoff Classic Saturday at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team, led by head coach Tucker Kear, looks for a return to the Liberty League playoffs as the Thoroughbreds begin the 2017 campaign. They start their season on Saturday on the road against Babson.
GENEVA, N.Y. – Hobart senior goalie Jackson Brown made 18 saves to lead the Statesmen to a 16-8 victory this afternoon over the Cornell men's lacrosse team at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. With the win, Hobart improves to 2-1 on the season and snaps a 12-game losing streak to the Big Red. The loss sends the Big Red to 0-2 on the season.
ASTON, Pa. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team opened the 2017 campaign this afternoon on the road at Neumann University's Turf Field Stadium in Aston, Pennsylvania. Despite a fairly even stat sheet, the Soaring Eagles came up just short in today's season-opener by an 11-9 final score.
GAMEDAY (Feb. 25, 2017): The Engineers make their season debut with a non-league contest against Keene State at East Campus Stadium ... The Owls opened their schedule with a 16-13 win at Western New England on Tuesday.
For the third consecutive year, Army will travel 215 miles north to the Carrier Dome for a date with Syracuse. The No. 6 Orange (2-0) host unranked Army Saturday at noon, a week before each team begins conference play. The Cadets (2-1) beat Nick Mariano’s former school, Massachusetts, 9-2 in the season opener, lost at then-No. 18 Rutgers then routed Virginia Military Institute on Tuesday. SU won its first two games against Siena and Albany.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of Saturday’s matchup.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association targeted that loophole because of concern that playing two games in one day was too taxing on the athletes. With strong support from its membership the group has presented a proposal to the NCAA that would change the wording in the applicable regulation from allowing 17 dates of competition to 17 games, period.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team (2-1) will play the final contest of a four-game road trip when it battles Binghamton (1-0) at 1 p.m. Feb. 25. There will be a free live stream of the game on AmericaEast.TV and live stats will be available.
The Marist women’s lacrosse team (0-2) will travel to Burlington, Vermont, to play its third game of the season against the Catamounts (0-3). Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. Feb. 25. The contest will be streamed for free on AmericaEast.TV.
I’m glad I force myself to put pen to paper and record some of the early downfalls of becoming an NCAA lacrosse Coach. You have to reflect on each one and then move on to pursue success every single day. The Jacksonville University Dolphins lacrosse team is winless after three games. We lost two by one goal. I already forgot about the other game but it wasn’t quite as close.
The Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse teams will again put on some back-to-back entertainment Saturday in the Carrier Dome. At noon, the No. 6 men (2-0) will host Army. At 4 p.m., the No. 5 women (3-0) will face Massachusetts.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association targeted that loophole because of concern that playing two games in one day was too taxing on the athletes. With strong support from its membership the group has presented a proposal to the NCAA that would change the wording in the applicable regulation from allowing 17 dates of competition to 17 games, period.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team will open home play with a matchup against Columbia Saturday, Feb. 25, from the Demske Sports Complex. The Blue and Gold are coming off of an 18-6 loss to No. 5 Syracuse last Saturday, while gaining a 15-11 win over Oregon on Feb. 13.
Tickets and parking are free for women's lacrosse games. Fans can watch the game on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ACC Network Extra. The game will also be broadcast live on ESPN 1200AM and WJPZ 89.1FM. Saturday's game is part of a doubleheader with the Orange men's lacrosse team, which takes on Army at Noon.
A series featuring two of the top five most winningest programs in Division I lacrosse, Syracuse and Army West Point set to face off for the 64th time, with the Black Knights controlling the all-time series, 39-24.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army West Point men's lacrosse team is on the road for the third consecutive weekend with a visit to sixth-ranked Syracuse on Saturday for a 12 p.m. start.
Saturday's game is going to be featured around the state of New York on Time Warner Cable Sports, while also being offered online through ACC Network Extra and WatchESPN.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced Thursday that Paul Cantabene (Irondequoit), one of the greatest players in Major League Lacrosse history, will join the organization as assistant coach for the 2017 season. Cantabene will serve as offensive coordinator for Brian Reese, who is entering his second season as head coach.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse freshman defender Nick DiPietro has been in this situation before. He's the young gun thrust into a growing role on a team with players up to six years older than himself.
Lacrosse fans do not have to go far this weekend to witness history; the Cornell men’s lacrosse team travels an hour north to Geneva to take on Hobart to continue Division I’s oldest lacrosse rivalry.
When the teams face off at noon on Saturday, the game will be the 137th all-time meeting between the two, a rivalry that began in 1896. The Statesmen (1-1) were promoted from Division III to Division I in 1995 to protect rivalries against Cornell (0-1) and Syracuse.
Fresh off a decisive season-opening victory against Villanova, the No. 14/15 Cornell women’s lacrosse team looks to continue gaining steam as it takes on the No. 6 Penn St. Nittany Lions on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.
The Black Knights come into the game at 2-1 with wins over VMI and an 0-2 UMass team. The one loss on the record is due to a close 10-12 game versus Rutgers. Army came into the Carrier Dome with the exact same record against the exact same teams last year.
The Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Academy, powered by Under Armour® and UR Medicine, announced today their summer lacrosse camp schedule. Knighthawks standout and former RIT All-American Brad Gillies headlines all-star cast of instructors who will work the pair of Knighthawks camps.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Last spring, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team won four games, the most by the Soaring Eagles since the 2011 campaign; however, the Purple and Gold have their eyes set on an even bigger 2017.
"Just before the first game against New England, the coaches told me I'd play one or two games over the weekend," Edwards said. "Then at the shootaround, Coach Cordingley said, 'You are in tonight. Be ready to take faceoffs.'
The Buffalo Bandits (2-5) will look to harness the momentum from a thrilling 16-15 overtime victory against the New England Black Wolves as they prepare to take on the Toronto Rock (5-2) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night.
The Rochester Knighthawks’ three-game road trip continues Saturday, Feb. 25 with a trip to Langley, BC to battle the Vancouver Stealth. Faceoff at the Langley Events Centre is slated for 10:00 p.m. EST.
The Binghamton Women's lacrosse team beat Colgate 16-12 Wednesday night at Beyer-Small '76 field. The win is the first of their 2017 season and the first time they have beaten the Raiders in four years.
O'Hanlon needed just 35 career games to record her 100th point after netting nine points to open up the 2017 season. O'Hanlon is the first Raider to record 100 points as a junior since Courtney Miller '12 and is the first midfielder with 100 points since Allison Flood '14.
New York and Maryland lead the nation with five programs apiece, followed by Connecticut (4) and Pennsylvania (3). Florida, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Ontario, New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana are also represented in the initial rankings.
What now constitutes as “experienced” on Syracuse’s defense is less than a year spent as a starter.
Evan Molloy, a backup 10 months ago, now barks orders from the net as a grizzled guru. Injuries and graduation have forced the redshirt senior into the leadership position on a defense with a former fourth man, a fresh-faced sophomore and transitioning long-stick midfielder. Molloy has an approach manicured over years of goaltending: Be really, really loud.
For teams like Syracuse, Navy, and Johns Hopkins, taking the field comes with a sense of “this isn’t my first rodeo.” Varsity lacrosse is over one-hundred years old for some of the country’s most historic programs. Yet, until recent years, the game started to spin its wheels while trying to find traction in the American sports market. Universities weren’t quick to commit to hosting men’s or women’s lacrosse teams and the fans became accustomed to seeing the same helmets on the field, year after year.
Fred Opie was a division 1 student athlete. He's been a college professor for more than fifteen years. He shares what great students do. He discusses classroom strategies, office Hours, time management, study skills
THE MATCHUP: The Big Red men's lacrosse team will take on Hobart in the 138th meeting between the two programs when the teams meet on Saturday, Feb. 25 on Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Face-off is set for 12:00 p.m.
A year ago, head coach Ben Wineburg's squad rose to the challenge, hosting their first-ever SUNYAC playoff contest after earning the No. 2 seed and finishing State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play with a 4-2 mark. Wineburg, who was tabbed the SUNYAC Coach of the Year, led his squad to a runner-up finish in the Conference Tournament Championship, narrowly missing against SUNY Cortland.
Seniors Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) and Jon Berg (Chester, NJ/Mendham) of the RIT men's lacrosse team, were named Liberty League Offensive and Defensive Performers of the Week for the week on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 19, 2017. It is the first honor of the season for both.
There are many dynamics to an offense in lacrosse including offensive plays, schemes, natural talents, speed, stick skills, etc. But, the most important ability of them all is the ability to finish around the net and score a goal. No matter the situation or how pretty of a move you make you need to be able to finish to put an another point up on the scoreboard. It can be a difficult thing to do, especially at the higher levels when the goalie and defenses ability increases. Below are some tips and techniques to help improve your inside finishing.
A quick perusal of the "hometown" column on the Syracuse University lacrosse roster is a good way to test your knowledge of small towns in Western New York and Long Island.
That was certainly the case when Brandon Mullins arrived at Syracuse in the fall of 2011. A native of Coppell, TX, Mullins caught the eye of coaches from Syracuse, despite the wealth of talent in New York, and went on to earn All-ACC honors there. Now with the Boston Cannons, Mullins is proof that the Dallas area and Texas are emerging as a source of elite lacrosse talent.
There were some very entertaining moments this past weekend with the Buffalo Bandits splitting their home-and-home series against New England. Not to be outdone with creative playmaking and goals scored, the goaltending, defense and transition had their share of great moments – and that goes for both the Bandits and Black Wolves.
The first and last stop I make at every convention I go to is to the booth run by stick maker Alf Jacques. If I had my way, the sheer history that he always displays on two humble tables would be enshrined behind glass at the Smithsonian.
Buffalo State will host a Lacrosse Clinic on Sunday, February 26th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Buffalo State Sports Arena for girls ages 13-18. The skills sessions will be split into field players and goalies and are in the morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The skills taught will include mechanics, stick skills, developing speed/agility, game sense/strategy, goal tending and other fundamentals of women's lacrosse. The clinic will conclude with tournament style play.
I am very proud of my two older children. They are both strong advocates for a number of social justice issues, and I wish I had more of the courage of their convictions . . . When they (and my daughter-in-law Pam) asked me to write a letter to Inside Lacrosse in an attempt to raise awareness for Native American issues, especially surrounding the DAPL, I was quick to oblige.
West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) junior Mikey Berkman posted the best game of 2017, thus far, with a 17-point game against Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) on Feb. 15. The Syracuse commit dished out 11 assists and scored six goals in the victory.
Junior Gannon Morrison scored a pair of goals and J.D. Recor (Lancaster) dished out three assists to keep their point streaks going. Freshman Peyton Smith was dominant in the faceoff X, winning 11 of 12, and he collected a team-high eight ground balls.
“When the injury happened, I knew because it is such a distinct feeling,” Runyon said. “It happened in the beginning of the game, and I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to try and walk, and if I can walk on it, then I can run on it, and then I’ll go back in the game.’”
In a game which featured a combined 33 goals and 94 shots, #6/7 Virginia defeated Siena Lacrosse 20-13 in Charlottesville. The 13 goals scored by the Saints were the program's most scored in 24 all-time games vs. nationally ranked opponents.
To avoid an upset loss to Albany, to surmount an early 6-1 deficit and to finish a game before overtime, Syracuse needed a score. With under three seconds left, it was Nate Solomon, not senior Jordan Evans, who emerged from behind the cage and hit Nick Mariano with a 10-yard pass. Syracuse’s senior stroked the game-winner.
While I loved playing college lacrosse, I’m here to talk about what you should be doing after college lacrosse – you should go play lacrosse in Australia. I can try to explain exactly why I loved playing in college, but odds are that the reader has also played college lacrosse, and I’m preaching to the choir. Again, I’m not here to talk college lacrosse.
I’m here to talk about lacrosse in Australia, and as it so happens, there’s a club that actually wants YOU to come play for them!
While perusing my Facebook feed, I came across a video of Russian youth hockey athletes’ off-ice training program. Social media provides the opportunity to stay connected, but it can also feed into the desire to be certain your kids are keeping up with the Jones' (and the Russians). My concern after viewing the video was how many parents will watch this and think "I need to get my kid training like this" or "my kid already has a training program more intense than this".
Very recently LaxPower (and their parent company, Active Network) released a list of changes that have been made or are coming soon the their site. Many of the changes being made will affect which of their services will still be available at their website, and those that will only be available by reaching LaxPower though their new App. Still others will only be available behind a pay wall to monthly or yearly subscribers. Because of these changes, there will be changes in what we can provide at JustLacrosse Upstate.
Davos is in her seventh season with UAlbany, serving as the first assistant under head coach John Battaglino since her hiring. She is the team’s first associate head coach since Battaglino served in the same capacity in 2009.
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team will have four senior captains, 21st-year head coach Jim Townsend has announced. Leading RPI throughout the 2017 season, which begins on Saturday, will be Chaz Bell, Matt Hall, Breanainn McNeally and Mark Surgent. This the first season as captains for each of them.
SUNY Polytechnic earned seven first-place votes while finishing with 78 total points to top the poll. The Wildcats will see the return of seven starters, including the 2016 NEAC Offensive Player of the Year Krysta Beha (Marcy). Beha was tied with fellow returner and First Team All-Conference selection Mari Ames (West Carthage) for the league lead in points (86) while Beha finished second in the NEAC in goals (57) and assists (29). Beha, a senior midfielder, also added 60 groundballs and 66 draw controls in a year in which she became the first Wildcat to score 100 career goals.
With 10 seconds on the clock against Binghamton, freshman Bella Recchion had the ball in her stick. As the clock ticked down, she wound her stick back and shot the ball. It flew past the goalie and hit the back of the net as the final buzzer echoed through the Carrier Dome.
The Niagara Purple Eagles lacrosse team kicked off the 2017 season in commanding fashion, routing the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 18-5 Monday afternoon at Niagara Field. Niagara scored its most goals since an 18-12 win over Manhattan on Apr. 18, 2015, and had its largest margin of victory since a 23-5 win over Howard back on March 8, 2009.
Coming off a win at no. 14 Air Force, the Marist men’s lacrosse team (2-0) will have one of its quickest turnarounds of 2017 when it plays Princeton (1-0) for the first time in program history at 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be the third of a four-game road trip and will be carried on Ivy League Digital Network. A free audio broadcast and live stats will also be available.
Following a weekend of wild finishes, the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Men's Top 20 remained largely unchanged, with some exceptions near the bottom of the rankings and the ouster (for now) of one notable team from Durham. Undefeated Denver, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins all held serve in the Top 5.
BALTIMORE – With a historic 10-goal performance against Yale, Sarah Martin was selected as the Player of the Week by US Lacrosse Magazine. This is the first time that Martin was chosen for this national honor. Also today, she was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
After leading the Great Danes’ offense to its first victories of the season, Sarah Martin and Sam Tortora have each been recognized with America East weekly honors by the league. Martin has been named the America East Offensive Co-Player of the Week while Tortora has been selected as the league’s rookie of the week.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Syracuse freshman Morgan Widner ranks first in the nation in draw controls per game, according to the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse statistics released on Monday, Feb. 20. The Orange rank among the top 10 in the country in six different statistical categories.
After making nine saves in the Orange's win over No. 12 Albany, including a stretch of six-straight during a 31-minute Great Danes scoreless streak where 'Cuse erased a five-goal deficit, Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
DENVER (DU/BIG EAST) – [1/1] University of Denver men’s lacrosse attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week, and junior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.) earned his first weekly conference award of the campaign following Denver’s win over [14/15] Duke on Saturday afternoon in-front of the 15-straight sellout at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
Offensive Player of the Week:Conor Kearnan, Canisius
Kearnan posted career highs in goals (4), assists (5) and points (9) to lead Canisius to a 13-8 victory over Dartmouth in its season opener Saturday. He notched first man down goal of his career in second quarter and assisted on each of the Griffs final three tallies in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Defensive Player of the Week: Brian Corrigan, Marist
Corrigan made 16 saves and allowed just four goals when Marist defeated no. 14 Air Force in a road game Feb. 18. He picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover in the 10-4 Red Foxes victory. Corrigan helped the Marist defense hold the Falcons scoreless on six extra man opportunities in the contest.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team will be holding Prospect Day Clinic open to all 2018-19 graduates on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cortland campus. The clinic is conducted by Cortland head coach Steve Beville and his staff. Registration opens at 9 a.m.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist women’s lacrosse team will host no. 7 Stony Brook in its home opener at 4 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be streamed live from Tenney Stadium on the Red Fox Network and live stats will be available.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference today announced Canisius junior goalkeeper Rebecca VanLaeken as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after posting nine saves in a 15-11 victory at Oregon last Monday afternoon, while recording 14 saves in a 18-6 loss to No. 5 Syracuse Saturday.
The Toronto Rock were at a crossroads following the 2016 National Lacrosse League season. This perennial contending franchise finished last in the East Division, saw captain Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson retire, and faced injuries to its roster.
Change was needed - fast.
VESTAL, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Tanner Cosens (Maine-Endwell) has been named the America East Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19. It marks the first time in his career that he has earned the conference's weekly accolade.
After a flurry of early season upsets, the first regular season poll features the same top five as the preseason poll, with Florida and Southern California flipping spots, and three previously unranked teams making their top-20 debut for 2017.
Welcome to Week 2 of the JuCo Report – it’s going to be a memorable 2017 season, I can feel it already. Of the 28 teams playing NJCAA men’s lacrosse in 2017, not one has played a game yet. So let’s keep on prepping for the season with a look at the 2016 rings, a new coach at Nassau, big upcoming games, what Genesee brings back in 2017, some more sweet gear, and a link back to last week’s preseason poll post. Plenty of good stuff there as well!
I just spent two days with two of Upstate’s best-known native sons, who are reaching out into Division I’s furthest extremes. John Galloway (West Genesee HS, Syracuse University, Rochester Rattlers, Team USA, and former assistant coach at Duke and Providence) and Casey Powell (Really? Do I have to do this? – Carthage HS, Syracuse University, numerous pro teams in both the NLL and MLL, and Team USA) were hired last summer to be the new head coach and assistant coach at Jacksonville University – as in Jacksonville, Florida.
The top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team had 15 players find the back of the net en route to a 27-1 season-opening win over American International College on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its preseason poll for men's lacrosse, as two-time defending Morrisville State College received eight first place votes by league coaches to earn the overall top spot in the poll.
The votes are in for the second in-season Maverik Media Poll. After a volatile first week of in-season voting, things didn't slow down as Maryland caught Denver and there is a tie atop the Top 20 this week.
With Mother Nature on our side, we're riding the wave of momentum from the 2016 NCAA Tournament and Final. We roll with it into 2017, coming off a weekend that featured all the best that lacrosse has to offer: high scoring drama, good crowds and lots of fun. Listen to the crowd, there's excitement all around. There's something going down. And we can all feel it.
Preseason All-Patriot League selections Isabel Kreitler (Fairfield, New Jersey) and Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) combined to score nine goals Saturday afternoon as the Colgate women's lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 14-11 win over the Vermont Catamounts at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team begins the 2017 season on Monday, Feb. 20 on home field with a 2 p.m. start against Western New York foe St. Bonaventure. Niagara looks to build off of a successful nine-win season in 2016, the second-highest win total in one season in program history.
The Buffalo Bandits (2-5) got an overtime winner from defenseman Mitch de Snoo to defeat the New England Black Wolves (3-5) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon. A game that Buffalo considered a must-win early in the year was close from the start, and the Bandits were finally able to battle their way back from an early deficit to claim a 16-15 victory.
Jake Carlson has committed to play LSM for the green and gold at Keuka College. His involvement with the Gaffer Elite Lacrosse program started in the fall of 2012, when it expanded to include all interested players. He started with GEL as a short stick midfielder, but after the first season his aggressive style helped him become a standout long stick middie.
The #15/15 women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the game and lever looked back, going on to top Villanova, 18-6, in the season opener on Saturday afternoon at Villanova Stadium. Senior tri-captain Kristy Gilbert netted a career-high six goals to lead the Big Red while eight other players added tallies, including two first career goals.
The Hobart College lacrosse team got off to a fast start against Siena College and made a late defense stand to escape the Pinnacle Athletic Campus with a 16-15 win. The Statesmen evened their record at 1-1, while the Saints slip to 0-2.
No. 5 Syracuse swept a doubleheader in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Feb. 18 to improve its record to 3-0 this season. The Orange defeated Canisius, 18-6, in the first game before beating Binghamton, 16-5, in the nightcap.
SU/Binghamton Photos from The Daily Orange
Down six with just over 14 minutes to play, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team rallied back with a game-ending 8-0 run to take down Yale 13-11 on Saturday afternoon, including a program single game record 10 goals by Sarah Martin.
Syracuse lacrosse's defenders knew Albany's attackers weren't dodging to score as a tie game between the two squads wound down to the final two minutes in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
Photos from Rich Barnes
Jamie Trimboli, a member of Victor’s 2016 Class A lacrosse state championship team, scored his first collegiate goal for No. 6 ranked Syracuse as the Orange came back from a five-goal deficit to defeat No. 12 Albany 10-9 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
Syracuse faced Binghamton at the X 22 times in the second game of Saturday’s double header. After pounding Canisius, 18-6, in the first game, the Orange (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) coasted to another blowout win, 16-5, over the Bearcats (0-2). The wins came so easy, in part, because Widner gave Syracuse such a volume of chances with 25 draw control wins between the two games.
USAFA, Colorado - The Marist men’s lacrosse team traveled to no. 14 Air Force and came out with a 10-4 victory Feb. 18. The Red Foxes moved to 2-0 on the young 2017 season after defeating a nationally ranked program for the second consecutive season.
DELAWARE, OHIO — The No. 3 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team needed three fourth-quarter goals to pull out a 12-11 win at No. 13 Ohio Wesleyan (0-1) on Saturday afternoon. Aidan Milburn (Vancouver, British Columbia/Sentinel Secondary) scored the game winner with 6:47 to play in the fourth quarter.
The Big Red men's lacrosse team hung with No. 11 Penn State for the first 20 minutes of the contest, but a 6-0 scoring run by the second-best offense in the nation blew open a 3-3 game and the Nittany Lions rolled to a 20-10 victory this afternoon in University Park, Pa.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Cole Johnson scored three goals in the fourth quarter and five on the day, but the Army West Point men's lacrosse team couldn't complete the comeback against 18th-ranked Rutgers in a 12-10 loss on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Senior defensemen Garrett Waldron (West Genesee) has been added as a captain for the Binghamton men's lacrosse team for the 2017 season. The announcement was made by first-year head coach Kevin McKeown.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has activated forward Josh Becker, and defensemen Luc Magnan and Joel Matthews. In related moves, the Knighthawks moved forward Dan Lomas and defenseman John Rae to the practice squad.
The Buffalo Bandits (1-5) dropped another game at home on Friday night, falling to the New England Black Wolves (3-4) by a score of 14-11 in front of 13,813 fans at the KeyBank Center. The Bandits find themselves in last place in the East Division and 0-4 against their divisional opponents.
Missing the first six games of the season with a concussion, Johnny Powless was itching to get back in the lineup. When he finally suited up on Friday, it didn’t take long for the 23-year-old to make the most of it. Powless scored 46 seconds into overtime giving the Georgia Swarm (6-1) a thrilling 13-12 overtime victory against the Toronto Rock (4-2) on Friday in front of 8,385 fans at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Lyle Thompson 1-8)
All nine Patriot League men's lacrosse teams will be on the road this weekend, as Lafayette opens the slate of games at Wagner on Friday at 4 p.m. The other eight teams will play on Saturday, beginning with Fairfield at Bucknell at 11:30 a.m. and ending with No. 17 Navy visiting Delaware at 3 p.m.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team (1-0) will head out west to take on non-conference rival Air Force (1-1) at 2 p.m. EST Feb. 18.
Saturday will mark the third consecutive year the Red Foxes have played the Falcons. The all-time series is tied at one game apiece with both final scores being 7-6. There will be a free live video stream of the rubber game./b
A week ago, Syracuse lacrosse assistant coach Lelan Rogers noted the Orange defensive unit's depth as an advantage this year's team has over last year. Fast forward one week and SU's depth will now be put to the test for the rest of the season, starting with No. 12 Albany in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse teams are back in action Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
The No. 5 women (1-0) host Canisius (1-1) at 11 a.m. and Binghamton (0-1) at 7 p.m.
The No. 6 men (1-0) will take on No. 12 Albany at 3 p.m.
The Union College men's lacrosse team has added 15 newcomers to its roster for the 2017 season. The Dutchmen open the season against Endicott College on March 2. The group includes five attackers, six midfielders, three defensemen and a goalie.
The Canisius men’s lacrosse team begins its quest for a MAAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth Saturday when it opens the 2017 campaign with a contest against Ivy League foe Dartmouth at the Pinnacle Sports Complex in Victor, N.Y.
Coming off of a 15-11 win over the Oregon Ducks Monday, the Canisius women’s lacrosse team continues its road swing Saturday afternoon when the team plays No. 5 Syracuse University from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. The Griffs enter the weekend with a 1-1 overall record after their victory over Oregon and a 9-7 loss at No. 9 Northwestern to begin the season on Jan.30.
The Rochester Knighthawks will kick off their busiest stretch of the season on Saturday, Feb. 18, as they host the Toronto Rock at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The contest is the first of two games in two nights, and the first of five games in 15 days for the Knighthawks.
As you may know, our starting goalie John Galloway, was named the Jacksonville University head coach this past summer. Jacksonville University just played their first game of 2017, losing a very close game, 13 - 12 on Saturday. We asked John a few questions on his thoughts regarding Jacksonville and 2017 season, as well as, playing at the new announced Capelli Sport Stadium for the upcoming 2017 Rattlers season.
Senior attack Kirsten Wilhelmsen scored eight goals to pace visiting Lafayette (2-0) to a 17-14 win over Binghamton women's lacrosse (0-1) on a frigid Thursday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Wilhelmsen added an assist for a nine-point day as the Leopards withstood a spirited BU effort in the team's season opener. The Bearcats received four goals from sophomore Rebecca Golderman (Guilderland) and scored three of the game's final four goals before running out of time.
Over the past seven seasons, the RIT men's lacrosse team has posted a remarkable 127-17 record, won four Liberty League titles, made four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including three semifinals appearance and a championship game appearance in 2013. This year's team looks to carry on in 2017 the winning tradition started by head coach Jake Coon.
Syracuse All-American defenseman Nick Mellen will undergo season-ending surgery, head coach John Desko said Thursday. The sophomore preseason All-American had offseason shoulder surgery, but Desko declined to say if the two were related.
“He had an injury that he possibly could have limped through,” Desko said. “But I don’t think it was worth taking the chance.”
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have acquired a first-round pick in the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft from the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for forward Stephen Keogh.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that forward and former National Lacrosse League MVP Cody Jamieson had successful surgery to repair a torn anterior crucial ligament (ACL). The surgery was performed on Feb. 15 by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ilya Voloshin.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is set to begin the 2017 season with its annual matchup against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, February 18th at 3 p.m. The game will be aired online on ACC Network Extra via ESPN3.
When Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Sergio Salcido was asked what young player might have a breakout year this season, the first name that came to mind was Matt Lane . . . "He's going to be a major contributor without a doubt," Salcido said before the start of the season. "He's a big part of this."
Sophomore attack/midfielder Henry Grass is no longer with Syracuse, according to head coach John Desko.
“He’s not in trouble or anything,” Desko said. “I think he just needs time to get his academics together. Lacrosse was a lot for him to do both. He wasn’t out there in a playing position or a starting role. He’ll try back out next fall.”
At this point in the Buffalo Bandits' season, with the team sitting at a disappointing 1-4, fans could use a little good news. Here's some: Craig England's offensive production in 2017 has caught just about everyone by surprise.
The Buffalo Bandits will get back to work on Friday night at home against the New England Black Wolves. The game is the second meeting of the year between the clubs and the first of a home-and-home series that will see the teams go to Uncasville for a Sunday afternoon showdown to close out the series.
An indoor facility opened about 15 minutes from Ben Reeves’ hometown of Macedon, N.Y., a small, rural community outside Rochester. It’s been a welcome respite from shooting in the cold and snow of Upstate New York.
That’s where Reeves can be found much of the time. Shooting, working on his game.
If there are two things we can count on year after year in these parts, the Buffalo Bills are going to miss the NFL playoffs, and the RIT men’s lacrosse program will win the Liberty League championship and enter the NCAA Division III tournament as a legitimate national championship contender.
In the news conference following Le Moyne’s national championship win last season, coach Dan Sheehan gave a blunt explanation of his philosophy.
“I ride these guys really hard. It’s nothing brilliant. It’s more real world. We have a pursuit of excellence. If they do something well, I want it better,” Sheehan said, moments after shutting down Limestone to cap an undefeated season. “So I think we try to give the kids a real world, that and I think we talk an awful lot — we coach for May. If it’s not acceptable in May, it’s not OK. And that’s starting first fallball practice.”
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with the Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) and Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, announced today that the team will hold their third annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, March 25.
The RIT women's lacrosse team was selected to finish sixth in the 2017 Liberty League preseason poll released on Wednesday, Feb. 15. RIT was picked sixth with 35 points, while William Smith College was picked first with 79 points and seven first place votes.
The five-time defending Liberty League champion, RIT men's lacrosse team is the 2017 Liberty League preseason favorite in a vote of the league's head coaches. RIT was picked first with 49 points and received six first-place votes. St. Lawrence University is second with 44 points and two first place votes. Union rounds out the top-three with 31 points.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX will host the 2017 MLL Championship Game on Saturday, August 19. It will mark the first ever MLL Championship Game in the state of Texas.
SUNY Canton’s chances of sending its teams to NCAA Division III Tournaments improved greatly Tuesday when the Kangaroos announced they would be part of the new American Collegiate Athletic Association.
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Barring a sudden turn of events, the Mission Trail Athletic League boys lacrosse season will be canceled this spring because of a lack of certified lacrosse officials.
“This is very serious,” MTAL commissioner Tim McCarthy said. “Right now there is no way we can support a league schedule without officials. I see no alternative at this point.”
Nobody could have seen it at the time, but Lynch was just a few months away from dying of cancer at age 28. And his kindness toward Sheehan got rolling an improbable sequence of events that put the man who didn't even want to coach the sport in charge of what would eventually be one of its most successful programs.
Official results below for the John Mack Southern Tier Shootout lacrosse tournament, held in Binghamton this past weekend:
Varsity Sat am - Vestal over Johnson City
Var Sat pm - 315 over Westlake
JV Sat am - Corning over The Swarm
7/8 - Pride over Dukes
5/6 am - BC Bandits (Round Robin)
5/6 pm - Dukes over Pride
3/4 Orange Crush
Grand Masters - Rochester (RR)
Var am - Chenango Forks (RR)
Var pm - 315 (RR)
Var girls- Owasco (RR)
JV am - Vestal over Johnson City
7/8 - Lehigh Pride (RR)
5/6 - Dukes over Millstone
SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse coach Rick Berkman has named his three captains for the upcoming 2017 season. Senior midfielders Matt Moran (Immaculate Heart), Casey Boulio (Carthage) and Bobby Sollenne (Geneva) will lead the Bears this spring.
Redshirt freshman Mary Rahal (Queensbury) and freshman Asa Goldstock (Niskayuna) have been recognized for their performances in Syracuse's season-opening win against No. 17 Boston College. Rahal is this week's Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Week, while Goldstock is the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Lacrosse Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
The 2016 season was a record-setting one for the women's lacrosse team. After getting off to an 8-0 start – the best start to a season in program history – the team went on to win Cornell's first-ever Ivy League Tournament Championship and not only notched its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2006 but also earned the right to host the first two rounds on Schoellkopf Field.
When Middlebury beat Trinity to win the NCAA championship last spring, Kate Livesay's team made a statement that it was back on top of the Division III world, 12 years after its last title. As for the runner-up, Trinity suffered its fourth NCAA title game loss in a row. Will things stay the same for Middlebury, or will Trinity break through again? With the teams lurking behind them, it could be neither.
New Virginia head coach Lars Tiffany was quoted before the season saying that we were going to see Zed Williams unleashed as a wing dodger in transition, and that’s exactly what we saw during the Hoos' 16-15 win over Loyola this past Saturday.
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 Patriot League announced its weekly awards for its second week, ending Feb. 5, in men’s lacrosse. Bucknell’s Connor O’Hara (Skaneateles) was named the Corvias Offensive Player of the Week. Army West Point’s Reaves Klipstein was named the Corvias Defensive Player of the Week and A.J. Barretto was named the Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week. Navy’s Brady Dove was named the Covias Faceoff Specialist of the Week, and Lehigh’s Conor Gaffney was named the Corvias Rookie of the Week.
Firman has been an anchor for No. 6 Syracuse (1-0) on the defensive side of the field since his freshman year in 2014. The senior had spent three years as the long stick midfielder, a position he has been most comfortable playing. But with two close defensemen now graduated and Mellen out with injury, Firman will play close defense for SU this season.
After the 2017 Marist men’s lacrosse season opener over the weekend senior J.D. Recor was selected as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The conference announced its weekly award winners Feb. 13.
The Syracuse women’s lacrosse program played its first game on March 14, 1998 and has advanced to the national semifinals for five consecutive years. The Orange enjoyed immediate success, winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship in 1999 and making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2000. Overall, Syracuse has competed in the national tournament 14 times and has advanced to the national semifinals five consecutive years.
ARMY WINS FIRST OPENING GAME IN PROGRAM HISTORY
The Black Knights victory was the first win in a season opener in the program’s young history, while the win over Marist is the highest strength-of-schedule non-League opponent the Black Knights have faced. In addition to a career-high seven goals for junior attacker Rachel Hornick, Army was also led on offense by senior midfielder Erin Jollota’s five assists.
[Justin] Scott scored a team-high four goals in his Hobart debut in a 21-15 loss to No. 15 Penn State at Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y., on Saturday. He also collected a pair of ground balls
It's the most goals by a Statesman in a season opener since . . .
The votes for the first women’s Media Poll of the season are in – and after an unpredictable weekend of action, we’ve seen some early shakeups. No. 1 North Carolina remains atop of the ranks, after downing Florida, 13-10, in Gainesville. Maryland is No. 2; USC jumps into the No. 3 spot, edging No. 4 Florida by just two points. No. 5 Syracuse rounds out the top five.
It’s weird not seeing Onondaga or Nassau on top of the polls, but Genesee won the title last year, so giving the #1 spot to anyone else would be sacrilege. Genesee has a lot to replace, but that program has been improving for years, so don’t look for them to drop off too fast. There is still plenty of talent wearing yellow. On March 11th, GCC takes on CCBC Essex in a great early test for two top 5 teams.
A few minutes into Saturday’s game, Syracuse midfielder Mary Rahal found herself handling the ball about 20 yards from the goal. She dodged a Boston College defender and looked to swing a pass to Nicole Levy beside the net. But the Eagles’ defense already smothered Levy.
With the defense concentrated away from the net, a lane to the goal opened up in front of Rahal’s eyes. The redshirt freshman sprinted directly on goal and fired to the back of the net.
One career shot, one career goal.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Connor Cannizzaro, Denver, Sr., Attack (Cazenovia)
Cannizzaro extended his active point streak to 42 games as he had four goals and two assists in No. 3 Denver’s 14-6 victory at home over No. 19/17 Air Force. In first battle of two ranked teams this season, the senior netted his 26th hat trick and moved into fifth in goals in Denver’s Division I record book. Cannizzaro scored the second, third, seventh and ninth goals for the Pioneers. He also assisted the 10th and 13th goals.
It'll be No. 6 vs. No. 12 on Saturday after the Orange moved back one spot to No. 6 in the USILA/NIKE Coaches Poll, despite dominant a season-opening win over Siena, while Albany moved to No. 12, with their season opener to come on Saturday.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced an extended partnership with Right To Play, a global organization dedicated to educating and empowering youth in need through sport and games, while driving lasting social change in their communities. The NLL has been teaming up with Right To Play for five years to increase awareness of the organization and raise money to support local programming benefiting children in indigenous provinces.
The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game has not only served as a showcase of the premier talent in the world, but has also exposed fans in non-traditional lacrosse areas to the sport. With the 2017 game going to Sacramento, CA we asked 2016 All-Stars Paul Rabil, Scott Rodgers, Joel White, Kiernan McArdle and Rob Pannell what it means to be recognized as an All-Star and about their thoughts on lacrosse in California.
US Lacrosse will hold a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm (Eastern) that is geared towards helping you design your practice to develop and get peak performance from your athletes.
“Designed for Development” is one of the six core values of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) and this webinar is a presentation of the workshop portion of our new LADM P3 (Peak Performance Practice) clinics.
I worried a little bit last week that a “Top Ten” list of Oswego State men’s lacrosse road trip stories – or really just my own – might not be of much interest to the general masses, but the response I received was in fact favorable, so here’s the other half of the list, again, in no particular order…
Despite the thermometer reading 20 degrees at points last week, it doesn’t mean the men’s lacrosse team will stop practicing. The Great Danes are out for redemption and no amount of frost on the field will change that.
The question mark surrounding Syracuse’s offense loomed heading into its season opener. The Orange had lost top points scorer and “quarterback” Dylan Donahue to graduation. Before the season, SU head coach John Desko said senior Jordan Evans, the most experienced attack and wearer of No. 22, needed to step up.
On Saturday, Evans did just that, helping facilitate the offense like Desko asked.
Two minutes and 10 seconds into Syracuse’s first game of the season, freshman goalie Asa Goldstock (Niskayuna) let in her first goal. Boston College’s Mary Kate O’Neil bounced the ball past Goldstock, putting the Eagles on the board with a 1-0 lead. Almost a minute and a half later, Sam Apuzzo came around the back of the net and got a second shot past the SU goalie.
It took close to 15 minutes for the Eagles to find the net again.
The SU men's lax team is now 22-1 in home openers after a 19-6 win over Siena on Saturday. The No. 6 team in the country was led by Nate Solomon and Brendan Bomberry who both notched four goals apiece. Next up for the Orange will be a date against Albany Saturday.
No. 5 Syracuse scored six unanswered goals to start the second half to break open a tight game and defeated No. 17 Boston College, 18-8, in its season opener on Saturday, Feb. 11. Junior Riley Donahue tied her career high with seven points and four goals to lead the Orange offense.
Jordan Evans and Nick Mariano combined for 15 points, tallying career-highs of eight and seven respectively, while Brendan Bomberry and Nate Solomon each scored four times and Stephen Rehfuss chipped in three of his own to lead Syracuse (1-0) to a resounding 19-6 season-opening win over Siena (0-1).
Senior J.D. Recor netted five goals, including two on man up opportunities and junior Gannon Morrison notched seven points on four goals and three assists. Redshirt junior Brian Corrigan made stops with his stick down the stretch and ended up with 13 saves.
Jordan Evans tallied eight points on three goals and five assists to lead No. 5 /6 Syracuse past Siena Lacrosse 19-6 in the season opener at the Carrier Dome. Six different Saints scored in the lid lifter.
The Hobart College lacrosse team cut a nine-goal third quarter deficit down to just two with 13 minutes remaining in its season opener against No. 15 Penn State University. However, the Nittany Lions regained their composure to score six of the final eight goals in a wild 21-15 win at Pinnacle Athletic Campus this afternoon.
Redshirt freshman midfielder Mary Rahal was so nervous for her first game for Syracuse that she didn't know how well -- or poorly -- she'd play. After the game, Orange head coach Gary Gait had one particular word to describe her performance: "unbelievable."
When a lacrosse team puts up 19 goals and boasts an attack that features five players who post a hat trick, it would be easy for all the scores to ultimately blend together. Unless you pull one out of the hat like Syracuse's Brendan Bomberry did on Saturday. That sort of heads-up razzle-dazzle will shine for quite some time, and, in the bigger picture, likely bode well for the Orange's chances overall this season.
The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team will host St. Bonaventure in the Adirondack Sports Complex dome on Monday, February 13th at noon. The game will be played indoors in the dome. Attendance is free for all in attendance, and there will not be a broadcast stream for the contest. This contest is officially a home game for UAlbany.
Jacksonville made one of the biggest splashes of a busy offseason with the hire of John Galloway as head coach. Watch above as Galloway talks about his coaching philosophy and previews the 2017 season. The Dolphins open[ed] against Lehigh today.
The opinions that I express are my own experiences that have given me a small glimpse inside the complex world of institutional racism and social biases. It makes me cringe to think that there are people that don’t believe that these things exist but they do. It’s even more surprising that if you had asked me in High School I would have also vehemently denied the claim.
For the fourth straight year, the Orange hosts Siena to open the season. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Fans can also listen to Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly call the action on TK99/105 as part of the Syracuse Radio Network. WAER will also broadcast the game on the radio as well.
All nine Patriot League men's lacrosse teams will be in action this weekend, with five of the teams opening the 2017 season on Saturday. Five of the games will be available on the Patriot League Network (PLN). In addition, the Loyola-Virginia contest will stream live on Twitter.
After starting the season against the ninth-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, the Canisius women’s lacrosse team will continue their impressive non-conference schedule with a trip to the west coast to play the Oregon Ducks.
Last time they played: Syracuse jumped out to an early 10-0 start before Siena scored its first goal with under a minute remaining in the second quarter. The game remained out of hand, as SU took home an opening win 18-5.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team announced Friday that senior Colleen Dowling (Fairport, NY/Fairport) will join classmates Amanda Chruscicki (Utica, NY/Whitesboro) and Maggie Notter (Clifton Springs, NY/Midlakes) as a captain for the 2017 season.
The 115th Hobart College lacrosse season gets underway at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, when the Statesmen host 15th-ranked Penn State University at Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y. The defending Northeast Conference Champion, Hobart has been picked to finish second in the NEC's preseason coaches' poll.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to win its 16th Northeast-10 Conference Championship, as voted upon by the league's 12 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday.
That’s why Boyer and I are talking: Dr. Jake Herman. He was a powerhouse of a man, a Final Four lacrosse player at RIT. He was a husband, a dad. He was a teacher at Mountain Vista. He was a microbiologist. He was covered in tattoos. He was a coach.
“It used to be an extremely challenging game in terms of emotions going back,” Tambroni said. “I competed for four years as a player and four years as a coach. It’s so much a part of who I am. It was always a little bit challenging going back and seeing guys I’ve worked with and played alongside.”
Training can be fun. Just ask Kayla Treanor, the three-time Tewaaraton finalist and four-year All-American at Syracuse who works as much on her stick tricks as she does on her conditioning and wall ball.
Ithaca comes into the season ranked No. 2 in the Face-Off Yearbook — No. 4 in the USILA/Nike Coaches’ Poll. While some questioned how they could be ranked above some of the perennial favorites like RIT and Tufts from the North or even some of the top southern teams like York, if you take a deeper look into the Bombers it is easy to see why the expectations are so high.
Thanks for having me back after a long hiatus. The World Lacrosse Foundation is in the middle of a big awareness push so please visit the site and catch up. Our mission to help sick and injured lacrosse players can only be fulfilled if we get funded to do so.
The team participated in the Baldwinsville Big Chill event, dipping into the icy Seneca River to raising nearly $3,000 for charity. As top fundraisers, they earned $1,500 for the charity of their choice; Alexa's Friends Fund. The fund was established by a female youth lacrosse player in the Baldwinsville area who is battling cancer. It provides soft, colorful hooded towels to comfort children undergoing treatment for cancer at Upstate's Golisano Children's Hospital.
As part of a final project for ENAS 118, the team . . . designed a solution to an obstacle that lacrosse teams commonly face during practice: Goalies cannot be in the goal for too long due to risk of injury and fatigue, but offensive players need to practice many shots per day.
Even though the SU men's lacrosse team snagged three wins in preseason play, they haven't come out unscathed. Some of the Orange players are battling some injuries and viruses, but they feel they'll be ready to go come Saturday when they host Siena.
When the Rochester Knighthawks take the field at the Blue Cross Arena, Brad Gillies is a defensive force to be reckoned with… but off the field?
The six-foot-one-inch defensive player is out of his pads and into a pair of khakis, working in the Knighthawks front office. Gillies is charge of the Knighthawks community outreach programs, like their Healthy Hawks exercise campaign as well as their youth lacrosse academy.
Many fans, especially those new to the sport, would typically describe women’s lacrosse as an attacker’s game. Highlight-reel goals appear on ESPN. The final score of every game is the end all, be all. But for the first time in recent years, in which rules changes like self-starts and three seconds as a major foul have benefitted offenses, Duke coach Kerstin Kimel and Stony Brook coach Joe Spallina say the defense finally has an advantage.
CitrusTV's Michael Tricarico and Kevin Ryans bring you up to speed on all things Syracuse Lacrosse, including some of the new names to look out for and whose shoes they will have to fill this spring. Plus, Goalie Evan Molloy and Head Coach John Desko stop by to give their thoughts on the upcoming season.
If you’re not acquainted with college club lacrosse, here’s an introduction. From Maine to British Columbia, Southern California to the tip of Florida, 97 Division 1 club teams join another 101 from Division 2 to constitute the current Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). Started in 2006, the purpose has been to found competitive collegiate lacrosse clubs at colleges where NCAA lacrosse is not present. When you read “club”, don’t think old schools intramurals!
The Siena College Men’s Lacrosse Team opens its 2017 campaign this Saturday, February 11th at Syracuse. Following a 3-10 overall record last season and 2-4 league record in 2016, the Saints have been picked to finish fourth in the 2017 MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Going solo today on the Fred Opie show talking about the importance of school choice rifting off of a conversation I had with one of my fried who is going through the process right now with his children. Are you going to look at a school that you know you can't afford and you're not going to get financial aid? Do you live in Washington DC and do you know the college benefit you have that those living outside the district don't have? Does your kid want to play college sport or is it you that want your kid to play a sport? Ease drop on the cell phone conversation me my buddy had about these topics and more. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and give us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.
Ninety teams will compete in the tournament, coming from areas that stretch as far as Charlotte, North Carolina. Teams will compete in both boys and girls divisions from third grade up to grandmaster (men ages 45-70).
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been selected second in the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Preseason Poll, as voted upon by the league's 14 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Thursday morning.
Hobart College, which plays its season-opening game Saturday against Penn State, isn’t taking any chances this year. Last fall school officials approached Jim Ludwig, owner of the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, to inquire about the facility hosting its first two home games on the area’s only indoor full-size lacrosse field, and Ludwig happily obliged.
“As coaches, we’re just really trying to focus on some of the detailed things and making sure that guys … are taking care of their job,” McKeown said. “As a coaching staff, we’re excited to get started here and can’t wait for [our first game].”
Syracuse starting defender Nick Mellen will miss the Orange's season-opening game against Siena on Saturday, head coach John Desko said Thursday. The sophomore defender practiced this week, but still hasn't been cleared for contact after having shoulder surgery in the off-season.
For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Dom Starsia will not be patrolling the sidelines as head coach for Virginia Lacrosse. Instead, meet Lars Tiffany (Horseheads). Tiffany was announced as the new man for the job on June 21, 2016 by Virginia Athletics Director Craig Littlepage.
Under new head coach Kevin McKeown, the Binghamton men's lacrosse team aims to put on a strong showing in 2017. Returning a veteran attack squad and senior goalie, the Bearcats will rely on both experience and some new talent to carry them in their postseason quest.
Expectations have been understandably high for Jordan Evans since he put on the storied jersey for Syracuse men’s lacrosse. But the No. 1 overall prospect in the freshman class of 2013 has left Orange fans wanting more after his first three seasons.
This April, a date will jump off the calendar to mock college lacrosse fans of a certain age. Gary Gait will celebrate his 50th birthday. The man who flashed next-level athleticism and creativity in revolutionizing the way the game was played during his tenure at Syracuse University in the late 1980s is almost a half-century old.
A few weeks before the start of her sophomore season at East Islip (New York) High School, Nicole Levy sat at the dinner table with her parents, discussing what her role was going to look like on the Redmen squad that upcoming year.
Levy’s father, Steve — also her head coach at East Islip — told his family that Nicole was no longer going to be a scorer like she was growing up. Steve challenged his daughter to lead her team in assists, controlling possession and dodging by defenders to create chances for her teammates. Steve called her “a mini version of Kayla (Treanor).”
Halle Majorana still spends her weekday afternoons at Ensley Athletic Center even though her final season playing for Syracuse ended almost a year ago. She still fires shots on cage but no longer shoots to score. One of the program’s top offensive weapons of the past now aims to improve her former teammates.
Taylor Gait walked off the field after a fourth straight NCAA tournament loss to Maryland, the last chance the No. 1 recruiting class had at capturing a national title. As she left the field, she knew she’d return to Syracuse. Gait still had two more years of eligibility because of medical redshirts. But that legendary recruiting class was finished.
Syracuse women's lacrosse preps for their season opener against Boston College. SU, ranked 5th in the preseason, will play the toughest schedule in program history. SU and BC split the season series last year.
The foundation of Nate Solomon’s success was poured circa 2006, when Casey Powell took notice of the kid with a knack for putting the ball in the net. At a clinic run by Powell, SU’s four-time All-American, Solomon’s nifty handle for the game stood out. He was 9 or 10.
Evan Molloy felt certain on the eve of his fourth birthday that he’d look different in the morning. Somehow older. Sometime after midnight, the door to his mother Louise’s bedroom swung open. Her son padded into the room and crept up to a mirror on the wall. He studied the reflection intently. Then the youngest male in the Molloy line touched his face in surprise. Nothing had changed at all, and some things never would.
Brendan Bomberry’s phone wouldn’t stop buzzing. So many texts. So many calls. The constant hum prevented him from opening the lock screen. Sitting in the airplane seat on a tarmac in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 26, 2015, Brendan’s new life began. He had become a father.
Lacrosse made one final appearance in the Olympics in 1948, once again as a demonstration sport. Only two nations, the United States and Great Britain, attended and played a single match at Wembley Stadium that ended in a 5-5 draw. That year, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association selected Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to serve as the U.S. representative, provided that RPI would handle all financing for the trip. No playoff qualifier was played.
The RIT Women's Lacrosse coaching staff will be hosting both a day camp for youth players in grades 2-7 (July 10th-13th) and an overnight camp for girls in grades 8-12 (July 14-16th). Campers will have the opportunity to work with the RIT Coaching staff and current college players while learning both fundamental and advanced skills that will allow them to be successful on the field.
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The Loyola Greyhounds and Virginia Cavaliers will make lacrosse history Saturday when their season-opener is streamed live via Twitter from the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Md. The announcement, made last week, gives lacrosse access to the same Twitter sports platform popularized by some of the biggest sports entities in the U.S.
. . . But what started out as a joke by the rest of the team born from a "mistake" by Donahue eventually turned into a sense of pride for the faceoff specialists. The group affectionately refers to itself as the "Sandbox" now with T-shirts bearing the name and an Instagram account that has more than 1,400 followers.
Freshman goalkeeper Asa Goldstock has been named the starting goalkeeper for Syracuse, head coach Gary Gait said on Wednesday. After months of practice and scrimmages, Gait announced the decision to his team earlier this week.
With just under 28 percent of the season played, the Bandits take their 1-4 record into the “Off-Limits” section of the Key Bank Center to figure out what has gone wrong. It seems strange with it being so early into the season that the club has to do this, but there are issues that need addressing.
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) return home on Saturday, Feb. 11 to host the Saskatchewan Rush (3-2) at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The game is the second and final meeting between the two teams.
The defending Northeast Conference Tournament Champion Hobart College lacrosse team was picked to finish second in the NEC preseason coaches' poll. The Statesmen open the 2017 season on Saturday, Feb. 11 when they host No. 15 Penn State (1-0) at the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y.
Senior midfielder Jeff Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Preseason Co-Player of the Year and Canisius was tabbed fifth as the league announced the results of its annual preseason coaches’ poll Tuesday.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team has been selected to finish first in this year’s MAAC preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced Tuesday evening. Chosen by the conference’s nine coaches, the Griffs were the unanimous preseason favorite garnering all 81 possible points with nine first place votes.
The coaches’ poll also selected junior midfielder Erica Evans as the unanimous MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, while also being tabbed for the Preseason All-MAAC Team.
Family is deeply important to Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation who grew up on the Cattaraugus Reservation just south of Buffalo. But as a new wave of Native Americans permeates college lacrosse two years after the graduation of two-time Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson, the sport should realize the soft-spoken Williams is not a carbon copy of the former Albany star.
Cornell University men’s and women’s lacrosse players are hosting their twelfth annual blood drive on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. The drive kicks off the 2017 “Save the Day” campaign for the Dream Factory of Central New York.
Reigning NCAA Division III men's lacrosse champion Salisbury kicked off the 2017 season with a blowout win over Methodist on Satuday. Most teams won't see action for another couple weeks, so here's a closer look at the Nike/US Lacrosse Preaseason Top 20.
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An already young Syracuse team appears like it’ll be even more inexperienced on opening night. Not only will the Orange need to replace two key, graduated defenders, but Nick Mellen, the only holdover from last season’s defensive starting line, has yet to be cleared to play.
Each assistant coach must have significant competitive lacrosse coaching experience at the collegiate and/or professional level(s) and a demonstrated record of success as a coach and mentor to athletes. Once named, the two assistants will assist in the player selection process leading up to the final 23-man roster for the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC).
Links to Applications are here. Deadline is Friday, February 17.
Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) President Stan Cockerton today announced the launch of a search for the organization’s first chief executive officer. As the international governing body of lacrosse, the FIL (www.filacrosse.com) leads the development of lacrosse throughout the word and conducts quadrennial world championship in five disciplines.
Has it really been 12 years since the Syracuse lacrosse Final Four streak came to an end?
Following last season’s quarterfinal round loss to Maryland, denying the Orange a trip to the semifinals for the third straight year, there’s nowhere to go but deeper in the tournament this time around, and if that turns out to be the case, SU will have earned its success.
The 2017 MAAC Lacrosse Preseason Awards Show premieres Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. on MAAC.TV (and embedded below). The 45-minute special will feature the release of both the men’s and women’s preseason polls, All-MAAC teams and preseason players of the year.
Fans will have ample opportunities to catch the team's action in 2017 as all of the games will be broadcast on numerous platforms through ESPNU, ACC Network Extra, ESPN3 and CBS Sports Network with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel also carrying four games throughout New York State.
Syracuse University women's lacrosse freshman Morgan Widner recently faced former Orange star Kayla Treanor in an alumni game.
Widner will be taking draws for SU this season, replacing all-time great Treanor, who finished up at Syracuse last year. Widner is a big fan of Treanor and was thrilled when she actually won a single draw against her in the exhibition.
A recent tour through our wonderful new Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum had me thinking about the great players I’ve watched and known since the mid-1940s. You may disagree with these personal opinions. Feel free.
“To begin, I want to thank my parents for all they have done and continue to do. Much gratitude to all the coaches in all the sports I have been a part of from elementary school until now. A big shout out to all my past and current teammates and a special thanks to Orange Crush coach and director Steve Scaramuzzino, for his guidance both on and off the field.”
I’m sure the New England Patriots will remember their road trip to Houston for a lifetime. But you don’t have to play for an NFL championship in front of millions of fans to make it memorable. Consider first-year head coach Chris Feifs at the University of Vermont. Believe it or not, the Catamounts are 2-0 this “spring,” with two come-from-behind 13-12 overtime wins – on the road, of course (Burlington in the first week of February? Brrrrrr!).
The 2017 boys’ high school lacrosse season starts in a few days and with more than five months of games ahead, I thought I would take a look at some of the high school lacrosse games coming up that I found interesting.
Victor (N.Y.) at Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.), May 13
Victor has the longest active winning streak in the nation entering 2017 with 44 consecutive games. Before they get to JD, the Blue Devils have to get through a slew of New York power programs in addition to Michigan powerhouse, Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.).
This past Saturday marked the return of the not-so-famous Great Upstate Snow Game. The wonderful thing about our sport is that you can throw all kinds of nasty weather at us and we’ll still find a reason to play – even in 25 degrees (-50 with the wind-chill) weather with 6 inches of snow on the ground! This year’s snow game saw the return of a few of our appropriately dressed veterans as well as a slew of new comers.
In their final scrimmage of the season, the SU men's lacrosse team took down Harvard 15-8. The Orange were led by Nick Mariano who had a hat trick in the win, along with Evan Molloy who made 10 saves in the cage. SU, who's a perfect 3-0 in scrimmage play open their season Saturday against Siena.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will open its 115th season with a pair of home games in nearby Victor, N.Y., on the indoor field at the Pinnacle Athletic Campus. The Statesmen begin the campaign at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 against Penn State University and then host Siena College the following Saturday at 2 p.m.
John Tillman's description of a childhood that alternated between Corning and Painted Post is picture perfect. He had a supportive family, attended a nurturing school district and was surrounded by role models.
A young Rick Sowell knew next to nothing about lacrosse. He had never seen a game, much less played the sport as a youngster in Horseheads. Thanks to being in the right place at the right time, surrounding himself with the right people and maximizing his opportunities, Sowell has turned the sport he didn't know into one that has defined his professional life.
The Onondaga Lacrosse Camp is a great chance for children to learn the game of lacrosse from coaches who played at the NCAA level, and are currently college coaches. In addition, children will learn in a fun filled environment.
Despite the return of reigning NLL MVP Dhane Smith, the Buffalo Bandits (1-4) were unable to overcome a strong Toronto Rock (3-1) defense to mount a comeback at the Air Canada Centre, as they fell 18-10 in Toronto on Friday night.
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team concluded its preseason schedule with a test against Harvard on Saturday morning. Although no score was officially kept, the unofficial final fell in favor of the Orange 15-8. Syracuse opens its regular season by hosting Siena on Feb. 11.
One year into his studies at Syracuse University, Nate Solomon is ready to graduate. The transition has nothing to do with schoolwork. When it comes to his pursuit of a degree in finance, Solomon is just a sophomore.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team is hoping to really get things clicking during their final scrimmage against Harvard Saturday morning. The Orange only scored 15 goals in their first two scrimmages last weekend, which is something they're hoping to improve on against the Crimson.
Despite the return of reigning NLL MVP Dhane Smith, the Buffalo Bandits (1-4) were unable to overcome a strong Toronto Rock (3-1) defense to mount a comeback at the Air Canada Centre, as they fell 18-10 in Toronto on Friday night.
When Division I women's lacrosse teams began playing with a 90-second possession clock in fall ball, two things stood out. First, 90 seconds is a lot longer than anyone thought. Second, there's still a lot to learn about managing the clock once the games actually mean something.
Fresh from a successful showing in Baltimore two weeks ago, the US Lacrosse Convention will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 19-21, 2018, for the fourth straight year, US Lacrosse announced Friday.
Taylor Cummings has come and gone. The three-time Tewaaraton winner left her mark on college women's lacrosse, but someone new will step up and become the next Tewaaraton winner. Who will it be? As part of the February issue of US Lacrosse Magazine, the NCAA Preview, we give you our Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Players of the Year in Division I, II and III men's lacrosse.
The Buffalo Bandits will host the team’s Native American Night during the game on Friday, March 3 against the Rochester Knighthawks.
The night will be highlighted by the presentation of a $1,000 scholarship to a student of Native American descent living in Western New York or Southern Ontario. Other special activities for the night will include traditional Native American music and dance ceremonies.
A video featuring the Hamilton Men's Lacrosse 2015-2016 season highlights.
Friday February 3, 2017
Openings for John Mack Tournement
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In just five years, legendary coach Rory Whipple and his startup Tampa men’s lacrosse team have formed a habit of winning. The Spartans have made three straight NCAA Division II tournaments, twice advancing to the semifinals.
Catching the action of two of the top college men's lacrosse teams in the country will be as easy as logging into Twitter on Feb. 11. Loyola University Maryland's season-opening men's lacrosse game against the University of Virginia will be the first NCAA men's lacrosse game streamed live on Twitter. The game will take place at Ridley Athletic Complex at 1 p.m. Feb. 11.
Head Coach Jen Adams and her Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team were the unanimous prediction to finish atop the League when the 2017 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll, All-League team and major award winners were announced during the first Patriot League Network (PLN) Preseason Lacrosse Show on Thursday evening.
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The fourth annual US Lacrosse Diversity & Inclusion Essay Contest is underway. Hosted each year in conjunction with Black History Month and viewed as an opportunity to celebrate the growing diversity in the sport of lacrosse, we invite your submissions. This year, the question we are posing is quite simple:
How does the diversity of your team and inclusion of all players make your lacrosse experience better?
Host Fred Opie interviews teammate Brad Kotz. He is a 4 x All-American at Syracuse, a college player of the year, two time US National team player, All-Star professional player, and a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Yale topped the 2017 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll with 84 points and six first-place votes. The Bulldogs narrowly edged out Brown, which finished second with 82 points and six first-place votes.
The Toronto Rock (2-1) and the Buffalo Bandits (1-3) look to respond following a pair of one-goal losses last week as the two East-Division rivals clash for the first time this season at the Air Canada Centre on Friday, Feb. 3 in Toronto.
The St. Bonaventure University women’s lacrosse team is gearing up this spring to begin its 17th season as a program. During the spring of 2016, the Bonnies went 3-14, finishing ninth in the Atlantic 10.
The growth in the participation rates in the sport of lacrosse has been well-documented over the years. Based on data provided by iQ Media, the conversation surrounding the sport of lacrosse has grown as well.
Loyola University Maryland received all 16 possible first-place votes to top the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll for a fourth-straight year since joining the League. Individual preseason honors and a preseason All-Patriot League team were also announced.
The Buffalo Bandits (1-3) will look to get right back to work Friday night against the Toronto Rock (2-1) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Bandits are trying to move on from a difficult loss to the New England Black Wolves last week.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has activated forward Cory Vitarelli from the injured reserve list. He is expected to make his 2017 debut on Friday as the Knighthawks battle the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Maryland coach Cathy Reese knows what it takes to be successful. In her 11-year tenure at the helm of the Terps program, she has won three national titles, including back-to-back crowns in 2014 and 2015. She was named the IWLCA National Coach of the Year for the third time in 2015 after leading the Terps to the Big Ten regular season title. Prior to joining the Big Ten, Reese was the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year for a league-high seven times as her team earned six straight ACC titles.
The Mount St. Mary's University men's lacrosse program has announced the recent additions of Assistant Coach Scott Meehan (Manlius Pebble Hill) and Volunteer Assistant Coach Joe Wilson to round out the staff for the 2017 season.
"I am very glad to have Scott Meehan and Joe Wilson join our 2017 men's lacrosse staff," said Head Coach Tom Gravante (WestGenesee) . "Both coaches bring a strong background to our program to assist, direct and develop our players into better student-athletes and people."
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Matt Hall and Breanainn McNeally have all been selected as Division III Preseason All-America Honorable Mention choices by Face-Off Yearbook. The duo, both seniors who helped Rensselaer to a 13-5 record and its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance, were both tabbed for USILA/Nike All-America Honorable Mention recognition.
The Rochester Rattlers have three players currently playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Dhane Smith of the Buffalo Bandits and Joel White of the Georgia Swarm are currently not playing (Smith is out with an injury, White is out, due to work commitments).
US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that Regy Thorpe has been named head coach of the U.S. team that will compete in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s Indoor World Championships in British Columbia, Canada. Thorpe, currently the associate women’s lacrosse coach at Syracuse University, has experience as a player, coach and general manager in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and was a captain for the U.S. team that won a bronze medal at the 2007 FIL indoor world championship.
It’s back to the basics for the Bandits, coming off a disappointing 13-12 loss at the paws of the New England Black Wolves last Saturday night inside the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Kevin Crowley of the Black Wolves scored the winner with 53 seconds left in regulation.
The Rochester Knighthawks will end their three-game road trip when they battle the New England Black Wolves on Friday, Feb. 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 7:30 p.m. contest is the second of four meetings between the two teams.
Ten of the 20 overall regular-season broadcasts on ESPNU will feature at least one ACC team, while the ACC Network Extra will carry 28 games this season. All 10 league match-ups will air on either ESPNU or ACC Network Extra, two road contests featuring ACC teams will be available on ESPN3 (tape delay on ESPNU), and all three games of the 2017 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will air on ESPNU for a total of 43 broadcasts throughout the 2017 season.
Andrea Flood (Liverpoo), Sierra McIver (Endicott), Sarah Martin and Kaylee Rickert (Bethlehem) will serve as captains for the Great Danes in 2017. These four will lead UAlbany, starting with the team’s first game on February 4th at Penn State at noon.
. . . So you can imagine Entenmann's surprise after his Dolphins beat Limestone 8-4 in last year's NCAA Divsion II title game in Philadelphia. Entenmann had jumped into the stands to celebrate with family and friends when he happened to catch a very odd sight on the Lincoln Financial Field scoreboard.
Bellarmine University Head Lacrosse Coach Kevin Burns (West Genesee) has announced team captains for the upcoming 2017 season with Jack Perkins, Andrew Schoeneck (Penfield) and Brian Wall (Penfield) selected to fill the leadership positions.
There's no doubt that the 2016 men's lacrosse season had its ups and downs. There were upset victories over Virginia and Syracuse on Schoellkopf Field. There were thrilling finishes with last second game-winners at Colgate and at Lehigh. There were uncharacteristic losses to Penn and Brown. And in between, there were a handful of 50-50 games in which the Big Red showed both the talent and the inexperience that defined the 2016 season.
No. 5 Syracuse has been picked to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in a preseason vote by the league's head coaches. In addition, senior Kaeli O'Connor and junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) were voted to the Preseason All-ACC Team.
A native of Youngstown, N.Y., Jamieson landed at Bucknell in 1964 just after graduating from Cortland State. His first job was as a graduate housefellow and physical education teacher. Shortly thereafter he became Assistant Dean of Men, and in May of 1967 he was picked to be the head coach of the Bucknell men's lacrosse team, which was still a year away from becoming the school's 11th full-fledged varsity sport. Jamieson, who had coached the club lacrosse team for two years, was also named coach of the freshman football team, and he remained with the grid program as an assistant coach until 1988.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team is ranked 13th in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason poll as announced Monday. Fisher was also ranked 12th in the nation in US Lacrosse Magazine last week.
The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse program will be hosting prospective high school junior recruits in the class of 2018 for an unofficial visit during its home games on Saturday, March 4, against Skidmore College and Saturday, April 22, against SUNY Geneseo. Both games start at 1 p.m.
Preseason All-Americans Sergio Salcido, Nick Mellen and Ben Williams were tabbed to the Preseason All-ACC Team on Tuesday afternoon. As for the Orange men's lacrosse team, they were picked to finish third in the ACC poll behind North Carolina and Notre Dame.
This offseason has been historically busy for Major League Lacrosse. For the first time in league history, players with at least five years of time in the league and an expiring contract were able to negotiate a contract with a new team of their choosing. Several big-name players engaged in the Player Movement Policy and there were a flurry of trades leading up to the Supplemental Draft. We compiled this list of old faces in new places to help you keep track of it all:
2016 proved to be an interesting year for the ACC. Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Syracuse all fell victim to surprising upsets, suggesting the venerated conference was no longer at the peak of lacrosse. Then, North Carolina went on a magical run to the NCAA championship, stating once again that the ACC is still the elite of the sport.