July 2017
Monday July 31, 2017 9:00PM
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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I was fortunate enough to be at the 14th annual John Pepper Invitational Tournament at West Genesee High School on Saturday. I first went there to recruit back when I was coaching at Oswego State; then I went there when I was “profiling” college prospects for 3d Lacrosse. Yesterday I went there to referee.

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from 3dprint.com
While 3D printing has been used in the past to make lacrosse sticks, now we’re seeing the technology being put to use to improve on the game’s headgear. Cascade Lacrosse is the top producer of lacrosse helmets in the world, and has been using LulzBot’s industrial-grade desktop 3D printers to improve its prototyping capabilities.

from the Albany Times Union
"They know that if I get doubled and they are open they are making great plays to get open," Wendell said. "I just pass the ball and they are the ones that put it in the back of the net. It's a huge credit to my teammates and I have the vision to get the ball to them."

Wendell carries that approach with her off the field as well, and as the summer rolls along, is trying to be a versatile team player in her job at a local Saratoga breakfast eatery.

from the Finger Lakes Times
GENEVA — Mark Gearan was the public face of Hobart and William Smith Colleges for nearly two decades — and for good reason, as he was the president of the school during one of its most successful eras. However, if you asked people around campus to name the face of the school over the past few decades, many would point to John Collins.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
WROCLAW, Poland – On July 5, the U.S. women’s national team embarked on a 27-day journey, featuring two world events, first the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England, and then the International World Games Association (IWGA) World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

But the Americans broadened their worldview on lacrosse by embracing both events as a whole by “chasing rings” – first earning a world championship ring from the World Cup victory, then pushing the sport one step further toward the hopeful Olympic rings at The World Games.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Lyle Thompson, who made the Times All-North first team in lacrosse as a freshman at Salmon River High School, appears on card No. 250 in Topps’ Allen and Ginter set, a 350-card set that was released on July 19 and is available at retail stores like Target and Walmart.

from Canisius Athletics
Team Canada women's lacrosse, led by head coach Scott Teeter, once again finished its international tournament with a silver medal, despite pushing the gold-medal-winning United States squad to the brink, at the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday. The red and white fell to the Americans, 11-8, the closest margin it's played to against the US this summer.

"We are so close," said Teeter. "The girls played their hearts out today and I could not be more proud of them. Even though it was not the medal we wanted, we have definitely made great strides forward." Again the Canisius contingent proved to be a big part of the game as the trio of Griffs accounted for five of the eight goals and one assist.

from Syracuse Athletics
WROCLAW, Poland – Alyssa Murray '14 scored four goals to lead Team USA to an 11-8 victory to capture the women's lacrosse gold medal at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday, July 30. The U.S. will return home with two gold medals as it claimed the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup last weekend in England.

from Major League Lacrosse
KENNESAW, Ga. (July 29, 2017) – The Rattlers eliminated the Blaze from postseason contention with an 11-7 win on Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The Rattlers are now 7-6 on the season and are positioned in the fourth and final postseason spot heading into the last weekend of the year.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Parkland High School (PA) 2018 defenseman RJ Corba has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Hamilton College.

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from CNYCentral.com
The John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament annually draws youth lacrosse teams from across Central and Western New York, to West Genesee high school during the last week of July each year.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Twenty-five days ago, the U.S. women’s national team departed from Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., for training camp in England looking to make lacrosse history. On Monday, nearly a month later, the team will return to the U.S. with two gold medals and the pride of knowing that if lacrosse makes it to the Olympics, people will look back on these 19 women as pioneers.

from IndigenousValues.com
The 2017 LASNAI will take place on September 28th, 29th, and 30th. The tourney is heading back to Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes (also known as the Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse), which was built for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Plus two additional events . . .
Saturday July 29, 2017 9:00AM
from Capitl District Lax
Looking over the ROSTERS for the 2017 Lake Placid Summit Classic, you will find UAlbany Lacrosse alumni, as well as current Great Danes, on several teams including Team Army Ranger, Sector SPDRS, and Buffalo Soldiers in the elite Men’s Gold 18+ division, the Dutchmasters Men’s 50+ and 55+ division teams, the Lady Danes in the Women’s 18+ Silver Division, and more. However, the Danes are of course most deeply represented on the two UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Teams – the Grayed Danes playing in the 45+ Bronze Division, and the Gray Danes playing in the 30+ Division.

from Inside Lacrosse
While full-field games weren't played outside on the first day of the Epoch IL Committed Academy, all of the players got a chance to participate in a new iteration of the Creator's Game: Speed Lacrosse.

Friday July 28, 2017 9:15PM
from IMLCACoaches.org
AVON CT – The Intercollege Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association recently approved the nominations of the Hall of Fame Committee for the induction class of 2017. The inductees amassed a 1,538-846-11 record with multiple conference and national championships. Four are inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and are members of an additional 10 halls of fame.

from CapitalGazette.com
I had John Zulberti and Mark Duncan pose for a photo at the GameBreaker lacrosse camp. Duncan is the director and a former Lehigh player who is longtime friends with Zulberti. Zulberti just dropped in for a couple of camp sessions. He was a four-time All-American attacker at Syracuse 1986-89.

from Paul Rabil
From Rabil Family HQ, I answer your Wednesday Vid questions from my old bedroom. Overy the years, it's cumulated a lot of junk. Enjoy Episode 45 -- I can't believe we're almost at our #AskPaul Friday one-year anniversary!

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from Cincinnati.com
The league originated when director Michael Cotsonas (LaFayette) wanted to bring some of his upstate New York roots to Cincinnati.

"In that area (near Syracuse) there is a strong tradition of lacrosse,' Cotsonas said. "With the high Native American influence (Onondaga Nation) there is a lot of box lacrosse. I knew teaching box lacrosse was going to help kids become better field lacrosse players. Right now between youth and men's league, we have about 250 people playing."

from IMG Academy
BRADENTON, Fla. (July 27, 2017) – Today IMG Academy announced Matt Kerwick, a veteran collegiate head coach, as its new Director of Lacrosse. Kerwick most recently led the men’s program at Cornell University where he served as head coach since 2013.

from The Brampton Guardian
The Brampton Excelsiors star has won three of the league’s top awards. For the second consecutive year, he earned the Bobby Allan Award as the league’s leading scorer, with 45 goals and 91 assists for 136 points. That is just shy of the 145 points he had last season, which is the highest point total in the league since 1994.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Brooke Griffin (Maryland ’15) scored four goals and Alyssa Murray (Syracuse ’14) added three goals and four assists to lead the United States to a 14-6 victory over Great Britain to start the second day of lacrosse preliminaries at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

from Capital District Lax
Mark Bryan’s lacrosse career began two years before he started high school, when his older brother Jeff, an All-American Attackman at Niskayuna and later a 2x All-American at West Point, and Niskayuna Coach Mike Vorgang convinced him to give up baseball to give lax a try. The rest was history, as Mark went on to play four years of Varsity Lacrosse at Niskayuna, represented the Adirondack region in three Empire State Games. and played four years at Johns Hopkins University where he won a championship in 2007.

from Canisius Athletics
Erica Evans had her best day of international play so far this summer, on Thursday, totaling eight points, highlighted by six goals, as Team Canada bested Australia, 15-10 at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.
Thursday July 27, 2017 7:45PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Hello from Poland! It was a big day here in Wroclaw as we officially started the lacrosse portion of The World Games. We began the day with a brief opening ceremony with all six teams participating in the event. Since The World Games started last week and we missed the ceremony with all of the different athletes and sports, it was really nice to have a mini ceremony with ourselves to commemorate a monumental moment in our sport.

from LaxPower
Silberlicht is no stranger to Division I lacrosse, having shined as a goalkeeper at Hobart. A three-and-a-half-year starter for the Statesmen between the pipes, he posted a 9.24 goals against average with 18 wins, both program records. Silberlicht also recorded 553 saves with a .576 save percentage, both of which are second all-time at the school. In 2008, he broke the Hobart single-season goals against average (8.05) before breaking his own record the following year (7.91).

A native of New Hartford, New York, Silberlicht graduated Hobart in 2010. He then earned his Masters' degree in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg in 2012.

from The Eagle News
Glen R. Hembach, 81, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. Born December 29, 1935 in Mineola, NY, he was the son of the late George and Florence (Johnson) Hembach. He received a Bachelor of Science degree as well as Master of Science Degree in education from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree from Syracuse University. While at SUNY Cortland he was named an All-American Lacrosse player and was a member of the Delta Kappa Beta Fraternity.

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
WROCLAW, Poland – Team USA’s All-World goalie Devon Wills pulls goggles over her head, picks up a field stick and steps to the 12-meter. With the ball in her stick, she squares up with three-time Tewaaraton winner and All-American Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings, drives hard to the right and fires a shot into the back of the net just two steps into the 8-meter. She then jogs jubilantly to the back of the line, ready for another look to goal.

from US Lacrosse
Lacrosse made its debut in The World Games, a non-Olympic multi-sport event hosted by the International World Games Association, as the U.S. women’s national team blanked Poland 20-0 in the opener Thursday in Wroclaw, Poland.

Attacker Alyssa Murray (Syracuse ’14) wasted no time making her presence felt. An alternate on the U.S. team that locked up its eighth FIL Women’s World Cup title just five days ago, Murray was activated for The World Games and led Team USA with 12 points on three goals and nine assists.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Donnie Howard sat with his scooter in the middle of Red Square in Moscow, Russia, with one hand clamped onto the scooter and the other on his lacrosse stick that he took everywhere. Howard and his family were visiting Russia, the country where his mother, Ioulia, was born.

Howard was 10 at the time. He and his family were interested in seeing the Kremlin. But the locals were fixated on the stick.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We are proud to recognize those individuals and teams who have made substantial contributions to the growth and sustainability of the tournament. Our Legends of Lake Placid Lax truly represents both the spirit and the substance of Lake Placid Lacrosse. We are excited and proud to welcome Greg Gebhardt and Anthony Ortolano as Legends of Lake Placid Lax.

Read more about Greg and Anthony here.

from Capital District Lax
John Keller is well known to lacrosse fans in the Capital District and beyond as one of the game’s elite players. A native of Castleton, NY, Keller led Columbia High School to a NYSPHSAA Section 2 championship while earning All-America recognition in 1986.

from Syracuse.com
Skaneateles, NY -- Reggie Buell graduated from Skaneateles High School last month with impeccable credentials and a unique decision. He was in the Top 20 of his class academically. As a senior, he also earned first-team All-CNY honors in three separate sports: soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse.
Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:30PM
from StringKing Lacrosse
Here is Episode 4 of our series, Off-Hand! This time we followed #StringKingPro and Atlanta Blaze attackman Kevin Rice as he prepared for MLL All-Star Weekend in Sacramento.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The FIL Women’s World Cup drew a record 25 nations to Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. We followed the U.S. closely as it won eight games in 10 days, securing its third straight gold medal in the quadrennial event. But the fanfare did not solely surround Team USA. Photographers Ady Kerry and Adam Scott shot 73 games, plus opening and closing ceremonies.

from TownTopics.com
Connor Fletcher head upfield this spring in his freshman campaign for the Cornell University men’s lacrosse team. Former Princeton Day School standout Fletcher enjoyed a big debut season for the Big Red, tallying 32 points on 22 goals and 10 assists.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Buffalo Bandits
Playing lacrosse has always been a passion of mine and playing in the NLL is a childhood dream come true. This being said, I played every sport I could get my hands on growing up, with the big three being hockey, basketball, and, of course, lacrosse.

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from Sweetlax Lacrosse
(Pittsford, NY ) Kevin Martin, founder and Director of College placement at Sweetlax Lacrosse, one of the top Club programs in the country has been named a Coach on the first ever Team Jamaica for the World Championships. Martin has established himself as one of the top high school club coaches in the country and will play an integral role as a member of the Team Jamaica staff.

from US Lacrosse
Last week, US Lacrosse announced the launch of pilot qualification criteria and an associated website for our 2018 US Lacrosse Nationals event. Understandably, the announcement generated a great amount of discussion on social media because the information released was poorly-worded and misleading.

from the Boston Cannons
Boston Cannons midfielder Max Seibald tallied his 200 th career point against the New York Lizards last Thursday when he scored 7:41 into the first quarter. Seibald caught a pass from Sergio Perkovic outside of the two-point arc, beat Lizards defenseman Kyle Hartzell as he charged the goal, and fired a clean shot through Drew Adams into the back of the net.

from YourNiskayuna.com
[Lucas] Quinn, set to play next spring for Syracuse University, led Niskayuna to a Section II Class B championship during his senior season. One of the top players in Section II history, the midfielder registered 68 goals and 44 assists in the final season of a high school career which saw Quinn score a program-record 342 points.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON (July 24, 2017) — Rochester Rattlers midfielder Jordan MacIntosh was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13. MacIntosh helped the Rattlers sweep the season series with the Outlaws in an 18-12 win on Thursday night.

from LaxAllStars.com
After a packed weekend of games, the MLL playoff picture is still as muddy as ever. Teams are lining up for the dreaded 8-6 finish. The games were awesome, with several going down to the last minute. Right now, let’s get into how the postseason is shaping up:
Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:15PM
from LaFayette Alumni Association
The LaFayette High School Booster Club announced the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 at it’s annual Block L dinner in June. Athletes, coaches and contributors across all boys & girls sports were recognized for their high school achievements as part of this year’s induction into the Hall.

12 former Lancer boys lacrosse greats were named to the Hall, in addition to 1 former player selected in the Coaching category and 1 former player selected in the Contributor category.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON (July 25, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the rosters for the Legends Alumni Game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic (LPSC). The game will feature former MLL players split into two teams – Team Brine and Team Warrior.

All-time greats Gary Gait, Brendan Mundorf and Matt Striebel will play for Team Brine, while Casey Powell, Kevin Leveille and his brother Mike Leveille will star for Team Warrior. Full rosters for each team can be found below.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced the schedule for its fifth annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America. Teams from three divisions will compete at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center and Glen Abbey Community Center in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, August 25 to Sunday August 27.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Chapter two of the U.S. women’s national team’s trip to Europe begins Thursday with lacrosse’s first foray into The World Games. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for Team USA:

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from The Ithaca Journal
Ithaca senior Nick Miller heads Section 4 selections on the New York State Sports Writers Association’s inaugural all-state boys lacrosse team.

from Capital District Lax
Congratulations to the Section II boys named to the New York State Sports Writers Association All-State teams:

from MPNnow.com
With more than 375 varsity boys lacrosse teams in New York State, earning All-State status doesn’t come easy. That’s what makes it all the more special for Victor’s Matt Gardner and Chayse Ierlan, who on Monday were named first team All-State for large schools by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Gardner, a senior defenseman, and Ierlan, a junior goalie, helped lead the Blue Devils to their third straight state championship. Twelve players were named to the first team for large schools. In small schools, Palmyra-Macedon senior defenseman Nate Arnold was named to the first team.

from MyTwinTiers.com
Horseheads Matt Gill was selected to the 6th overall team after helping the Blue Raiders to another solid year. Gill help guide the Blue Raiders to a Section IV Class B title in 2016. Gill will next take his talents to the College of Saint Rose next year.

from CollegeCrosse.com
To understand how the NLRB got to this decision you have to go back to 2015 when “a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that high school lacrosse referees in Districts Seven and Eight are employees of the PIAA rather than independent contractors.” The ruling opened the possibility that high school refs across Pennsylvania could unionize and collectively bargain for better compensation and benefits. Indeed, some of the concerns seemed very reasonable and had more to do with safety than getting a couple extra bucks from a game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(July 24, 2017)… Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has named Duane Jacobs the Director of Player Development. The Knighthawks Hall of Famer will begin his new role immediately as the team prepares for the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft and the 2018 season.
Monday July 24, 2017 9:50PM
from Syracuse.com
The first-ever all-state boys lacrosse teams were released today by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Eight large-school (Class A and B) teams were selected and five small-school (Class C and D) teams were chosen. Following are the teams, with photos of the Section III players picked. Above are All-CNY players of the year Alex Calkins of Christian Brothers Academy and Ryan Archer of Jamesville-DeWitt, both first-team choices for small schools.

from Inside Lacrosse
“We’re in a situation where we needed to get the ball back. We had an aggressive ride put in,” Karalunas said. “It’s one of things where you get caught in a moment and you see an opportunity for a check…it’s a chess game for a D-man against an offensive player. I had to try something a little creative to get the ball back.”

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have announced the signing of transition player Kevin Brownell to a two-year contract and forward Craig England.

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from New York State Sportswriters
The first ever Boys All-State Teams.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Pull out a world atlas, or Google a map of Canada. Go ahead; I’ll wait. Then find Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’ll give you a hint – it’s over there in the northeast – so far over there, it’s in a different time zone. Atlantic Time is an hour ahead of Eastern Time. Imagine watching Jeopardy at 8:30!

from 13WHAM.com
People of all ages came to the Canandaigua Academy over the weekend for non-stop lacrosse. The "Shootout for Soldiers" tournament wrapped up Sunday night. Although it wrapped up a little earlier than expected due to the weather, the event surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal.

from Spectrum Sports
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- Shootout for Soldiers, which raises money in support of American veterans, started Saturday at 6 p.m. and wrapped up Sunday night. The organization hosts 24 lacrosse games over a one-day span at the Canandaigua Academy each year. (Additional Video 2:02)

from Buffalo Storm Lax
Congratulations to “Buffalo Storm 2019-20”, for an outstanding Summer Travel Tourney Season, being named Champion of the 2019-20 division in 2 of their 3 travel tourneys. Storm won the Great Bay Lacrosse Classic - Rising Stars Division ( Saginaw, MI, 6/24-25 ). Then Traveling to Philly to play the Patriot Games (7/15-16) and after losing only in a Braveheart to the eventual champs, went on to win the 2nd place groupings. This past weekend they were named 2019-20A Champs of the Cherry Bomb tourney in Traverse City, MI. As Champs of GBLC & Cherry Bomb, Storm received 2 invitations to the Dick’s “Lacrosse Tournament of Champions” in Tampa FL, in December.

from Peter Lasagna / Inside Lacrosse
Atsap knew that his forward-thinking audience required a few slides of Moneyball-type compelling information. The lifelong, self-described “feel and gut more than numbers guy” traced his team’s patterns of offensive and defensive effectiveness before and after the NCAA rules changes that took effect for the 2013 season. He wanted to discover whether playing faster really did equate with improved performance.
Sunday July 23, 2017 9:35AM
from WHEC.com
An event called "Shootout for Soldiers" came to Upstate New York on Saturday, as Canandaigua High School played host to a 24-hour lacrosse tournament to benefit veterans and their families.

from MPNnow.com
CANANDAIGUA — Twenty-four non-stop hours of lacrosse at Braves Stadium began with flags and a fanfare Saturday night, and by Sunday morning, it will still be going strong. (Opening ceremony video)

from Inside Lacrosse
As the rain came pouring down on Pitch 1 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, the U.S. national team was possessing the ball in the final seconds of play with a 10-5 lead over a Team Canada team that had battled relentlessly throughout. As the ball made its way downfield, Becca Block caught a pass, and immediately turned to hand the ball off – unsurprisingly – to team captain Devon Wills.

from Niagara University Athletics
GUILDFORD, England – Niagara women's lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone and assistant coach Alice Mercer earned gold medals with Team USA women's lacrosse, which defeated Team Canada 10-5 in the final game of the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup on Saturday.

from CollegeCrosse.com
So this came from the Rivals.com section for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights . . . I don’t think I’ve ever seen parts of a schedule leak out publicly for lacrosse, or at least this early, but this is very interesting.

from Capital District Lax
On Thursday July 20, 2017, three players with local connections – UAlbany alum Matt Bertrams, Siena alum Casey Dowd, and Niskayuna (and UNC) alum Luke Goldstock each played in their first game with the Boston Cannons.
Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00PM
from Syracuse.com
Former Westhill standout Laura Zimmerman buried a pair of goals to help the United States capture the 2017 Federation of Lacrosse women's World Cup with a 10-5 win over Canada on Saturday in England.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The United States withstood its toughest test of the last 10 days, defeating Canada 10-5 in the gold medal game of the FIL Women’s World Cup on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England.

from MPNnow.com
It’s somewhat intriguing that John Johnson, who will forever be remembered as a coach, doesn’t really see himself as one. At least not at his core.

“No. 1, I’m a teacher,” the 1967 graduate of Canandaigua Academy says. “Of all the 46 years I coached, I don’t remember one day I didn’t go out there and not try to be a teacher.”

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from US Lcrosse Magazine
Defend the crown or steal the crown. Remain dominant or continue the upsets. As the seven-time world champion, the undefeated United States has outscored its seven opponents 125-32 in pool play and playoffs, including its quarterfinal against Israel and semifinal against England. It could be third time’s the charm as Team USA aims for its third straight gold medal.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Arty Waugh has always been a Legend to me. He was one of the first lacrosse players that I ever met and uniquely, one of the first that I ever played with. During the summer months as a single-digit youngster, I'd always look forward to Sunday's and heading to Guilderland HS to "shoot on Arty" with my Dad.

from Inside Lacrosse
It’s no secret that Paul Rabil is a workout machine given human form. The Red Bull sponsored athlete has been a proponent of weight training and intense workouts since he burst onto the scene at Johns Hopkins over a decade ago. IL Gear and Lifestyle editor Kyle Devitte sat down with 99 to get his thoughts on weight training, the importance of leg day and how he trains.

from CollegeCrosse.com
Prior to Alderson Broaddus, Moriarty spent two seasons playing for NCAA D-II Adelphi (N.Y.) at the faceoff and defensive midfield positions. Moriarty came to Adelphi after spending two seasons at Herkimer College, where he was a first team all-Region III selection and was the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year.

"USC is getting a great young mind in the game. Coach Moriarty's passion and innovation will help make USC's program take off to another level. Congrats to Dan and I am excited to see that program take off." - Chuck Wilbur, head coach at 10-time NJCAA National Champion Onondaga Community College
Friday July 21, 2017 8:05PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The change is intended to improve the pace and flow of the game by allowing players to continue moving after the official blows the whistle. Previously, all players had to stop on the whistle.

Under the new rule, players can keep moving after a foul or violation while the player possessing the ball restarts play. A 2-meter nonengagement area will be established around the player awarded possession of the ball.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Rochester bolted to a 7-0 halftime lead and rolled to a 9-2 victory today over Florida to win the boys’ High School championship at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic at the River City Sportsplex.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The United States used an eight-goal run in the second half to seal a 19-8 victory over host England in the semifinals of the FIL Women’s World Cup at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. The U.S., a two-time defending World Cup champion, will face Canada in the gold medal game Saturday. Photos by Ady Kerry and Adam Scott.

from NLL.com
PHILADELPHIA, July 21, 2017 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, has announced a series of dates for key transactions as teams build out their rosters leading up to the 2018 season.

from Syracuse Athletics
GUILDFORD, England – Erin Francis '17 (Massena Central) recorded six points to lead the Haudenosaunee Nationals in their 18-17 loss to Italy on Friday, July 21 at the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Guildford, England. The Haudenosaunee finished in 12th place at the event.

from Canisius Athletics
Brendan Barren (West Seneca West) and Jake Giarrano (St. Francis), members of the Canisius Class of 2015, were part of the 55-member class of the Erie Community College's Law Enforcement Training Academy Basic Course for Police Officers that graduated in May.

from Paul Rabil
I'm in my Long Island hotel bringing you this week's #AskPaul. In this episode we tell jokes, highlight my favorite Dude Perfect moments, and tell you if I can beat Kyle Hartzell in a one-on-one.

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from MPNnow.com
Months of planning and anticipation finally unfolds into reality this weekend for the Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event at Canandaigua Academy.

from the CBC
Canada will play for gold at the women's lacrosse World Cup after downing Australia 8-6 in overtime in the semifinals on Thursday in Guildford, England.

Dana Dobbie, Erica Evans and Alie Jimerson each had a pair of goals for Canada while Crysti Foote and Megan Kinna added the others.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
“If you’re going to get run over, you might as well get run over by a Rolls Royce,” [England Coach Phil] Collier said. “I think the U.S. team obviously has great athletes. … People like Kayla and Taylor Cummings, they are the next generation of lacrosse players. They had massive fans today, who loved seeing them play, and hopefully inspired those girls to move the sport into the future.”

from Syracuse.com
The action begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with 16 varsity teams competing in games through 4 p.m.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Rochester also went 4-0 in pool play and was the No. 1 seed from Pool A. Rochester closed out its pool games with a 7-5 win over Michigan and a 5-2 conquest of California – also a playoff team. Rochester will meet Maryland at 9 a.m. in the quarterfinals.

from LaxAllStars.com
The BRINE Northstar Invitational, one of the nation’s premier recruiting and development experiences, will return for its sixth consecutive year to the Northwood School in historic Lake Placid. Read more at https://laxallstars.com/northstar-premier-girls-lacrosse/#yBAgDiXDQZfBqZPV.99

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
I would be hard pressed to think of a better way to kick off the 4th of July weekend than to spend it in Saratoga, New York. The Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the war for independence. Had it not been for those brave souls in 1777, it’s impossible to think that life as we know it would be the same as we have it today.

from IcingTheFed.com
No matter the season he’s in, Matt Jeffries takes full advantage. It’s that attitude and work ethic that led to a Fed hockey 2016-17 New York State Championship, a standout 2017 lacrosse season, the 2017 Tom Borrelli “Ox” Award and Scholarship, and a place on the St. John Fisher College lacrosse roster next year for the Williamsville North dual-sport athlete.

from Ithaca.com
I tracked Buczek down here in Ithaca on Monday, as the Big Red lacrosse camp got underway. I asked him to describe a typical, crazy week in the life of a 24 year-old pro athlete, and he said, “Well, my (MLL) job started on June 1st, in Florida (he plays for the Florida Launch) and on June 2nd, I was in New York. On June 3rd, I was in Dallas, and then at the end of the week I was in Seattle and Victoria.”

from Major League Lacrosse
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (July 20, 2017) - The Rattlers completed the season sweep of the Outlaws with an 18-12 win on Thursday night at Capelli Sport Stadium. Rochester is the only team this season to beat the defending MLL Champs twice. The loss was Denver's third of the season and first on the road in 2017.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Sailing has never been a part of my life until my first trip out to the island in 2015. As a kid born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, I’m familiar with sailboats that cruise the Great Lakes. But there is something different about Victoria, where you have the ability to sail for months and years without being to the same place twice if you wanted to.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:45PM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Two years ago, Casey Rogers committed to Syracuse lacrosse. Then a sophomore at nearby Westhill Senior High School, Rogers was set on playing for his father -- assistant coach Lelan Rogers -- at SU. Enter Jamie Casullo, the son of ex-Orange assistant Bob Casullo, who was hired as Westhill's head coach in May 2014. His coaching led Rogers to realize he may be able to play at college football's highest level.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The United States is on to the gold medal game at the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup after beating England 19-8 on Thursday in Guildford, England. The U.S. will meet Canada on Saturday at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) in a rematch of the 2013 World Cup final.

Treanor led the U.S. offense with five goals and three assists to earn Player of the Match honors. It was the second time in the tournament that she was named the Player of the Match against England.

from Syracuse Athletics
The first semifinal between Canada and Australia was close throughout as neither team could pull away. Rising senior Alie Jimerson scored a goal in the first half to help Canada to a 5-3 halftime lead.

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from Guelph Today
GUILDFORD, England — Alie Jimerson (Lake Shore/Syracuse) had five goals and an assist and Dana Dobbie had three goals and three helpers as Canada downed New Zealand 16-1 on Wednesday in quarter-final play at the 2017 women's lacrosse World Cup.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius contingent both found the scoresheet, as Evans recorded her second hat trick of the tournament, while Morissette scored her first during the World Cup. Evans now has 15 goals in five contests since the tournament began.

from Hong Kong Lacrosse Association
In this pre-recorded episode, I take your questions from my podcast and #AskPaul Ep 42. From Monday to Wednesday, I was at Team USA Training Camp in Baltimore, played for the New York Lizards on Thursday, traveled to Charlotte on Friday, play the Hounds on Saturday, and host a Rabil Tour in Charlotte on Sunday.

from Inside Lacrosse
Hong Kong has run to a 2-3 start in the 2017 women's World Cup at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, grabbing wins over Switzerland, 7-3, and Colombia, 20-0. Katherine Barker (10G, 3A) and Alexandra Tsai (10G, 1A) currently lead the way for the Hong Kong, as they head into Wednesday evening action against Belgium.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Martin (5’11”, 185 lbs., 4/4/1995) made his NLL debut in 2017 after being selected in the second round (13th overall) of the 2016 NLL Draft. In 15 games during his rookie season, the Oakville, Ontario native recovered 30 loose balls and created seven turnovers.

from LaxAllStars.com
The BRINE Northstar Invitational, one of the nation’s premier recruiting and development experiences, will return for its sixth consecutive year to the Northwood School in historic Lake Placid. Read more at https://laxallstars.com/northstar-premier-girls-lacrosse/#xgWojQLwbktgdcFB.99
Wednesday July 19, 2017 7:15PM
from Syracuse.com
Madden, 45, played high school lacrosse at F-M and was a captain his senior season. He went on to Georgetown, where he played in the midfield for legendary coach Dave Urick and was a two-time Hoyas captain as a junior and senior. We sat down with Madden this week to talk about his new position.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup is underway in Guildford, England. Here are some of our favorite photos from the opening ceremony (including an appearance by Princess Anne) and Team USA’s first six games.

from US Lacrosse
The United States marched one step closer towards its goal of winning a third straight Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup with a 20-3 victory over Israel in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. It was the first meeting ever between the U.S. and Israel in the World Cup with Israel playing in the event for just the second time.

from Queener Lax Camp
Brian Hobart, alng with Brice, Brett, and Sylvia Queener will be holding the annual Queener LAX Penn Yan Girl's and Boy's Lacrosse Day Camp July 31st - August 2nd at the Penn Yan Academy Upper Fields. All players, girls ages 7-18, and boys grades 3-12 are welcome.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
This is the time of year when the spotlight really shines on every level of our sport. The many factors that influence team success — culture, personality, work ethic, field IQ and chemistry, to name a few — take the full course of a season to develop, and they collectively form the magic elixir that can culminate in a championship.

from Penn St. Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State men’s lacrosse head coach Jeff Tambroni announced additions to the Nittany Lions’ coaching staff Wednesday morning, naming John Haus as Penn State’s new assistant coach and John Hogan (Cornell) the newest volunteer assistant coach.

from US Lacrosse

from Paul Rabil
Our Rabil Tour Denver goalies got the best of me. I was out for revenge in Charlotte. Special thanks to all who attended, including my Lizards teammate and Team 24/7 Founder, Ryan Flanagan. Join the Tour, here: live.paulrabil.com

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
Playing for one’s nation fosters a pride that is indescribable to many. But for the Haudenosaunee women’s national team, which opened the FIL Women’s World Cup with a 4-0 record before dropping its first game against New Zealand on Tuesday, simply being in Guildford, England, is more valuable than the wins themselves.

They flew here into the United Kingdom using their Haudenosaunee passports.

from The Toronto Star
HAGERSVILLE, ONT.—It was like any other game at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Family and friends dotted the orange and purple stands. Fans pounded drums and whooped with every cross-check or goal. Impatient spectators shouted “shoot the damn thing!” if a player held on to the ball for too long.

But history was made as Ontario beat British Columbia 8-7 on Monday morning in the first-ever women’s box lacrosse game at the North American Indigenous Games, a youth multi-sport event.

from The Times-Colonist
GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — Taylor Gait (Cba-Syracuse) had a hat trick and was named game MVP as she led Canada past host England 8-6 on Tuesday to end pool play at the women's lacrosse World Cup.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Woke up this morning ready as ever to get back in the game-day routine with the best teammates in the world. Yesterday was our first "off day" since the start of the World Cup, so we were able to enjoy some low-key family time in the town of Guildford. We also wrapped up the day with a great team dinner at our favorite local spot, Turtle Bay in town. Good food and great company made for an enjoyable evening. But today is back to business and after just less then 24 hours away from the team, we were all excited to get back on the field with one another. As we head into our final day of "pool play" we are as focused as ever as we approach playoffs.

from TheWorldGames.org
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, a newly launched cable television network in the United States, will televise The World Games 2017 from Wroclaw, Poland, from 20-30 July. Coverage of The World Games on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
Tuesday July 18, 2017 4:15PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Kayla Treanor's pro lacrosse journey now goes to England, where she is suiting up in the Red, White and Blue for the 2017 FIL World Cup. The Nike athlete has already made her mark over there, scoring five goals and seven assists in a win against the hosts in pool play, setting a new U.S. single-game record.

from US Lacrosse
Kayla Treanor had a hand in five of her team’s first six goals as the United States finished pool play unbeaten following a 17-6 victory over Wales on Tuesday at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(July 18, 2017)… As part of the Rochester Knighthawks’ support for Shootout for Soldiers, Knighthawks transition man Brad Gillies will hold a free one-hour lacrosse clinic on Sunday, July 23 at Canandaigua Academy. The clinic will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the field adjacent to the main turfed stadium.

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from GetSurrey.co.uk
The 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup got under way at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford last week. And for one team, the next few days of the tournament will be particularly important.

from the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Interview with Canisius' and Team Canada's Game MVP Erica Evans and Head Coach Scott Teeter

from The One Feather
“Lacrosse is an Iroquois game, and it’s intertwined in the history, culture, and heritage of the Iroquois people and we know it’s a medicine game, that provides entertainment. It can teach people life skills like respect, honor, trust, and to just be a good human being.”

from US Lacrosse
Last August, US Lacrosse announced rule changes and revisions for women’s lacrosse that were effective for the 2017 girls’ high school lacrosse season. US Lacrosse writes the rules for high school girls’ lacrosse, and those rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Arguably the most noteworthy revision involved Rule 5, Section 2, governing the draw. Beginning in 2017, players below the restraining lines on the draw were not allowed to cross the lines until possession had been established.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Lacrosse great John Grant Jr., a former Rochester Knighthawk and Rattler, announced his retirement on Monday.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the All-Pro & All-Rookie Teams for the 2017 season.

The First Team All-Pro lineup consists of forwards Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), Mark Matthews and Corey Small (SUNY Albany); transition player Brodie Merrill, defenseman Jason Noble and goaltender Dillon Ward.

from NLL.com
“Team Canada sets the standard,” says Regy Thorpe (Jordan-Elbridge), who has played for the Heritage Cup and who now coaches the U.S. side. “Everyone is chasing them but we’re excited to see more Americans playing in the NLL and getting the experience we’ll need to be competitive.” This will be the fourth Heritage Cup game. Canada’s coach for the first two was the late, great Les Bartley.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON (July 17, 2017) – Rochester Rattlers defenseman Joel White was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12. White helped the Rattlers to a 21-9 win over the Cannons at home on Sunday.

from the Rochester Rattlers
ROCHESTER, NY (July 16, 2017) — The Rochester Rattlers get back in the 2017 playoff hunt with a win over the Boston Cannons 21-9, for their fifth victory of the 2017 season on Sunday night at Capelli Sport Stadium in Rochester. It was the second win for the Rattlers at home this season. The Rattlers move to 5 & 6 on the 2017 season.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Guilderland High School 2018 attackman Connor Quimby has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at LeMoyne College.
Monday July 17, 2017 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Brian spent the week watching the European box lacrosse championships, live from Turku, Finland, on his laptop. Plan A had him being in Europe for most of this month, with LaxAllStars sending him across the pond to cover the 18 teams competing in Finland, plus the Women’s World Cup in England, and then even more lacrosse in Croatia (LAS aren’t kidding with catch-phrase “Grow the Game”) – but when Brian came home in early May, he found out that his dog Reptar has cancer, and he decided to spend quality time with his eight-year-old best friend instead. The vet predicted 4-6 weeks, and now it’s going on 10, so who knows how this Plan B will play out.

from Michelle Tumolo / US Lacrosse Magazine
The best thing about waking up every morning – besides getting my sing and dance partner Alice [Mercer]’s Flat 3 group text – is that it’s constantly game day. It’s another day to get better at our craft, to work together as a unit towards our common goal, winning gold. I’ve been enjoying every single moment with these people and every time I think it couldn’t get any better, it does.

from Major League Lacrosse
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (July 16, 2017) - The Rattlers received at least three goals from four different players en route to a 21-9 rout of the Cannons on Sunday at Capelli Sport Stadium.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
GARNET VALLEY, Pa. – Gaffer Elite capped a perfect summer tournament season today by edging Building Blocks Helix, 7-6, today in the Patriot Games 2020 championship at Garnet Valley High. Gaffer went 19-0 and won three outright tournaments while sharing a title in its fourth tourney.

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
“In my time with Michelle, I’ve seen her grow so much,” Robertshaw said. “Part of it, yes, has to do with coming back from an ACL [injury], but more importantly, I’ve seen her become such a team player, going from that kid that wanted the ball, take these chances and was a little more me-centered to becoming the player that after winning three awards today – game ball, flag bearer as well as MVP as the Player of the Match – walked in that room and said, ‘This isn’t my award. This is yours.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Rivals turning teammates is a common thread within the 2017 U.S. Women’s World Cup team as the coaching staff, led by Ricky Fried, handpicked the nation’s top talent from the NCAA’s best schools, including Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse, whose players combined make up 74 percent of the roster.

Sunday July 16, 2017 10:30AM
from CNYCentral.com
The 11th annual 'King of the Hill' Lacrosse Festival was held on Saturday, hosting 65 different teams from across New York State, stretching from Saratoga to Buffalo, and Binghamton to Watertown.

from US Lacrosse
The attack trio of Kayla Treanor (Syracuse ’16)(Niskayuna), Alex Aust (Maryland ’13) and Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse ’13) inflicted the most damage. Treanor factored in 12 of the 18 goals with five goals and seven assists to earn Player of the Match honors, setting a new U.S. single game record in the process. The previous record was 11 set by Lindsey Munday against Japan in 2009 Aust netted a game-high six goals. Tumolo added two goals and two assists, also causing several turnovers in the U.S. ride and snagging three draw controls.

from Powell Lacrosse
There’s no local college lacrosse, no freeways cutting through town, and hotbeds aren’t exactly up the street. The hometown of the Powell brothers, Carthage, NY, is about 2 hours west. The Canadian hotbed of Montreal sits 2 hours north; Burlington, VT, is about 2 hours east; and Albany lies roughly 2 hours to the south. In the middle, towns are few and far between.

from CBS12.com
BOCA RATON, Fla (CBS12) — Casey Powell is a lacrosse lifer. Growing up in Upstate New York, he became a star at powerhouse Syracuse University. When he graduated in 1998, the professional Major League Lacrosse was in its infant stages. And for the next 16 years, he was one of the major faces in the league.

from the Buffalo Bandits
I've always struggled with where our food comes from (especially in terms of factory farming), so the idea of catching a wild fish and having it become the source of my living was something I couldn't pass up. The lacrosse community on the island is very tight, so with a couple of phone calls, the next day I was out on a fishing boat. Now this wasn't a commercial fishing vessel because, to me, that's not the name of the game.
Saturday July 15, 2017 6:45PM
from Dr. Fred Opie
In an extra coach Messere talks about some of the hardest hard-working players he has coached and the players who blossomed later in their careers as student athletes.

from Siean Athletics
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Bryana Borrelli (Irondequoit) will lead the U19 Elite team at the World Lacrosse Cup Festival at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. Borrelli and the team will play four days of competition in the hopes of taking the World Cup Lacrosse Festival Championship title.

from the Buffalo News
The Frontier girls lacrosse team for 2017 looked before the season as if it could have a big year. Many teams say that before Opening Day. The difference is that the Falcons lived up to expectations.

"I knew going in to the year that we had talent," coach Tim Myslinski said. "I knew going in that we had a really good work ethic. I didn't know if we would gel as a team, if true leadership would show up.

from Syracuse.com
"I'm going to be trying out for the team next year. So, fingers crossed, I get my spot back,'' Mellen said Friday. "I'm going to go with that attitude and with that humility with my head down, just try to earn my spot back.''

from the Buffalo News
All Section 6 and Monsignor Martin Boys awards.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Wednesday the 49 players who advanced after the first round of tryouts for the 2018 U.S. men’s national team. Naturally, fans want to know, who didn’t? More than anything, the three-day camp at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., revealed the depth of talent that exists even at the sport’s elite level. Just look at this 49-man training roster, categorized by position.

from SUNY Plattsburgh Athletics
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Julia Decker, a Penn Yan, N.Y., native and former All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) student-athlete at The College at Brockport, has been named the first head women's lacrosse coach at Plattsburgh State, as announced Friday by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Decker most recently served as the head coach at NCAA Division II Fort Lewis College the past three seasons.

from Barrie Today
GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — Alie Jimerson had four points to lead Canada to a 10-6 win over Wales on Friday at the FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup.

from Soo Today
GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — Erica Evans scored six goals to lead Canada past Scotland 16-7 at the women's lacrosse World Cup on Saturday. Captain Dana Dobbie added two goals and two assists as Canada earned its third straight tournament win.
Friday July 14, 2017 4:30PM
from the Buffalo News
The 2017 All-Western New York Boys Lacrosse first team, selected by a panel of area coaches, at the 2017 Borrelli Awards banquet:

2017 WNY boys lacrosse honor roll

from the Buffalo News
The 2017 All-WNY Girls Lacrosse Team:

2017 WNY girls lacrosse honor roll

from US Lacrosse
A dominating stretch midway through the first half carried the United States women’s lacrosse team to a 15-8 victory over longtime nemesis Australia during pool play at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England on Friday afternoon.

from Inside Lacrosse
Part three of the four-part docu-series showcases her “Going Pro,” graduating college, entering the coaching ranks at Harvard and joining the Nike team. As the face of women’s lacrosse for Nike, as well as her start of her career as a collegiate coach, she continues as an ambassador of the sport.

from Dom Starsia / Inside Lacrosse
I hardly say “always" or "never” to my athletes, but it's close to the truth that every unfortunate incident on a college campus begins with the irresponsible use of alcohol. The data also confirms that it is worse in men’s lacrosse than most sports.

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from Syracuse.com
Fayetteville-Manlius didn't have to go far to find a replacement for boys varsity lacrosse coach Chris Kenneally, who stepped down in May after 18 years as the Hornets' head coach and 33 at the high school. The F-M school board tonight approved longtime junior varsity coach Doug Madden to succeed Kenneally.

from US Lacrosse
Highlights from the U.S. women's national team's 19-3 victory over Scotland in its opening game at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England.

from US Lacrosse
The United States opened defense of its world championship with a 19-3 victory over Scotland at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England. A record 25 nations are competing in the World Cup, which dates to 1982 and has been played every four years since 1989.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Baldwinsville High School 2018 goalie JJ Johnson had committed to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cortland.

from Syracuse.com
Officials who work area high school sports contests have rejected the latest contract offer from Section III, and negotiators said they are not happy that the fate of their new four-year deal now rests with an arbitrator.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
. . . All of those players have continued to have a significant impact on the 2017 Major League Lacrosse season, with the exception of Manley. The Rochester Rattlers defenseman, whose job is to protect his goalie from quality shots, has needed to focus on the start of another job protecting and serving as a newly minted New York state trooper.

from Sportzedge.com
Reeves, Yale’s two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist and first-team All-American the last two seasons, was among the few college undergraduates trying to move on in the process.

from The Finger Lakes Times
CANANDAIGUA — Five years ago a high school senior from Baltimore decided to start a 24-hour lacrosse game to raise money for veterans. Tyler Steinhardt raised more than $110,000 during the first-ever Shootout for Soldiers event in 2012. After the first year was such a success, he decided to make it an annual event — and he was hoping to see his newly formed nonprofit organization expand.

from the Florida Launch
Casey Powell has come a long way from being a West Carthage, New York kid with big dreams of lacrosse greatness. With a legendary career cemented in the record books of Syracuse University and Major League Lacrosse, No. 22 has managed to climb the ranks of the lacrosse greats and leave behind a legacy that continues to develop well after his final game.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius College standout and 2016-17 MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year, Erica Evans had a strong start to the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup, as team Canada downed Australia, 9-5. Evans recorded a pair of goals, including the match's first, as Canada kicked its tournament off with a victory.

from ThePhoto-News.com
Staff Sgt. Joshua Michael Snowden was also an alum of Texas State University, where he played lacrosse. The Texas State Lacrosse team expressed their condolences in a Facebook post:

“We have unfortunately lost one of our own. Josh was a great teammate who was beloved. Thank you for your service and godspeed.”

from the Buffalo Bandits

from Maverik Lacrosse
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – July 14, 2017 – Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its latest glove, the M4™. The follow-up to the industry-leading M3, the M4 will be the choice for custom team gloves at all playing levels. The M4 glove is designed for superior stick feel, instant break-in, enhanced ventilation and features 37.5™ fabric technology for ultimate comfort. Team orders are being accepted now for custom M4 gloves.
Thursday July 13, 2017 11:05AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Skaneateles (N.Y.) senior midfielder Kyla Sears, who came back from her second knee surgery in as many seasons to lead the Lakers to a state championship, is the Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Year, as decided by US Lacrosse Magazine staff and contributors earlier this week.

Sears (Princeton) scored 61 goals and added 37 assists in 15 games after returning from a torn meniscus.

from Kayla Treanor / US Lacrosse Magazine
We walked in threes and I was beside Michelle Tumolo and Megan Douty. We were greeted by lines of young children clapping our hands and chanting USA, which at this moment, I got goose bumps as well as so many of my teammates. It is an indescribable feeling to wear USA across your chest and hear the cheers in the crowd rooting for your country.

Gaffer Elite photo correction
from JustLacrosse

from VMI Athletics
LEXINGTON, Va. – VMI lacrosse head coach Jon Birsner announced Wednesday that current assistant coach and offensive coordinator James Purpura has been promoted to recruiting coordinator and that Dave Scarcello (Bishop Timon/Marist) has been added as an assistant coach to his staff.

Scarcello played his collegiate lacrosse at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2015, he helped the Foxes to their first MAAC Championship win since 2005 while being named the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. During that run, the Foxes beat Bryant University in the NCAA play-in game, capturing their first NCAA tournament win in program history.

from Oswego County News
MEXICO — School may be out, but some Mexico students are doing lots of learning on the lacrosse field. Girls who just completed grades 6-8 were hard at work in the summer heat behind Mexico High School at the Mexico Girls Lacrosse Camp.

from Paul Rabil
It's MLL All-Star break, and Scotty Rodgers (aka THE BIG RIG) and I were back at Johns Hopkins University for a workout. Checkout my favorite in-season training routine, followed by a lacrosse shooting session.

from Inside Lacrosse
The U. S. National Team trimmed down its roster after tryouts early this week. Here are takeaways from the Tuesday tryout session in Sparks, Md....

from Powell Lacrosse
Last year in Southern California, we were treated to a concert from hip hop artist Kid Ink. This year, a youth tournament surrounded the event to help connect fans of the game to their world’s best players. The MLL has found ways to keep an event relevant and exciting for the spectators, and athletes, in a landscape where most all-star events are losing attention.
Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:00PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced 49 players named to the training team that will prepare to compete in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship. The selections were made following tryouts July 10-12 at US Lacrosse headquarters.

from SUNY Oswego Athletics
This clinic is for young men, entering grades 10-12, interested in Oswego State an opportunity to visit campus and explore what we have to offer both academically and athletically. Our focus is to create a smaller venue to allow for individual instruction and interaction with the Oswego State Coaches to advance lacrosse skills and knowledge of the game.

from IWLCA.org
IWLCA National Coach of the Year – Division II - Pat McCabe, Adelphi University

In his third year at the helm of the Panthers, McCabe guided them to their second national title in three years, and the program's eighth overall.

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from The Huffington Post
On Sunday June 25th, I posted an image of my lacrosse stick to show support for Pride Day. I drew rainbow colors along a plastic lacrosse head and held it over a portrait of Manhattan. The following is a snapshot of what ensued on my Instagram page.

from TwoRowTimes.com
SIX NATIONS — The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games launches this year with a heavy focus on lacrosse. For the first time in its 25 year history, women’s box lacrosse is set to make its debut at the games with teams representing six provinces across Canada.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius College women's lacrosse player Erica Evans has been named the 2016-17 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year by the league's 11 sports information directors, the MAAC office announced Wednesday. Evans is the third Canisius female student-athlete to win the award since its inception following the 2001-02 academic year, and she is the first women's lacrosse player in conference history to earn the league's highest individual honor.

from Canadian Lacrosse Association
GUILDFORD, ENGLAND - The Canadian senior women's lacrosse team have landed in Guildford, England and are ready to begin their journey towards a gold medal at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup. While the tournament officially gets underway on July 12, Canada's opening match against Australia is not scheduled until 1:00PM EST on July 13.

from Niagara University Athletics
GUILDFORD, England - Niagara women's lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone and assistant coach Alice Mercer are representing Team USA this month at the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup.

from BG McEvoy / YouTube
Two key OT winning games over Maryland Extreme 2019 6-5 Cody #40 BLA, St. Joe's and Maryland Extreme 2020 5-4 Ryan #10 BLA, St. Joe's with game winning goals 2017

from Major League Lacrosse

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from St. John Fisher Athletics
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team welcomes Craig Whipple and John Maloney to its coaching staff for the 2018 season. Both will hold the title of Assistant Coach, with Whipple primarily dealing with offensive tactics and Maloney honing in on the defensive side of things.

from MPNnow.com
Five Victor students, four boys and one girl, have been named to teams that will play in the Olympic-style tournament that runs from July 18-21 at the River City Sportsplex. Players were selected for the teams through a series of regional tryouts.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir head to the 2017 Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse. This Video is presented by Warrior.

from RochesterFirst.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Local lacrosse players joined Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding Rochester communities. Nine members of the Rochester Knighthawks, including staff and players, worked on building two homes Tuesday.

from WHEC.com
Normally known for swinging a lacrosse stick through the air, one Knighthawks player traded his traditional equipment for construction equipment Tuesday afternoon.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Penfield High School 2018 attackman Dan Taddeo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Robert Morris University.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
In a continuing effort to increase offerings and opportunities, Summit Lacrosse Ventures brought their inaugural High Peaks Summit Classic to life this summer. Players from all over the East Coast made their way up to Lake Placid, New York for a sunny June weekend to play some awesome lacrosse against even greater people.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
Tried and true events that we find ourselves drawn back to year after year have to start somewhere. Most of these beginnings are of a humble nature, and the famed lacrosse tournaments held in Lake Placid, New York every summer are no different.
Tuesday July 11, 2017 7:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Arguably the greatest player to ever don a Syracuse women’s lacrosse uniform, a move from midfield to attack proved beneficial during Kayla’s freshman season. Playing alongside the likes of fellow Orange greats Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo, Treanor immediately became a force in her own right cruising to first-team All-America honors as a freshman – the first rookie in program history to do so – in addition to grabbing the BIG EAST Tournament’s MVP honors.

from Inside Lacrosse
Jillian Girardi, a two-time All-Central New York girls lacrosse selection who recently graduated from Watertown High School, was the star Sunday in the finals of the Epoch Inside Lacrosse Committed Academy tournament in Baltimore.

Girardi, who is headed to Northwestern, scored five goals and added one assist as her Wave team defeated Sky, 10-5, in the finals at Goucher College. She was named the tournament MVP.

from the Florida Launch
What exactly does it take to slow down one of the game’s all-time greats? We asked the legend himself to find out who gave him the most trouble on an MLL field. In his own words, here are the top five toughest defenders Casey Powell has faced in his career:

from Syracuse.com
Several current and former Syracuse University players will compete at the 2017 Federation of Lacrosse Women's World Cup, which opens on Wednesday in England.

from Fosters.com
After graduating in 2013, the Stratham native moved smartly into the coaching ranks, doing stints at Vermont, Michigan, Florida and -— currently -— Oregon. But this month’s travel means a little bit more. On Thursday, Block and the U.S. Women’s National Team will open up the defense of its FIL Women’s World Cup title against Scotland in Guildford, England.

from the Buffalo News
Section VI girls lacrosse is gradually growing at the high school level, and it's trickled into higher levels in the area in recent years. In England this week, all levels of area girls lacrosse will be well represented at the 2017 FIL Rathbone's Women's World Cup, which kicks off Wednesday at the University of Surrey.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius women's lacrosse program will be well represented in the upcoming FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup, as the squad sends Erica Evans, Tessa Chad and Kaylin Morissette as members of Team Canada, a team coached by current Griffs leader, Scott Teeter.

from US Lacrosse
Opening ceremonies for the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup begin on Wednesday in Guildford, England and the U.S. team will open defense of its world title on Thursday with a game against Scotland.

from LaxAllStars.com
English Lacrosse has reached an agreement to live broadcast eight games from the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s World Cup. From the quarterfinals on July 19th, to the 2017 Final on Saturday the 22nd, each game can be found on the BBC Sport website.

from MPNnow.com
UR Medicine’s Thompson Health will serve as the athletic training service partner at Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour lacrosse event July 22-23 at Canandaigua Academy, 435 East St.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Temperatures rose to the mid-90s Tuesday in the Baltimore area, and the first round of tryouts for the 2018 U.S. men’s national team followed suit.

from Letter to the Editor / Eagle News Online
To the editor:

I was shocked to learn of the dismissal of Jim Longo as head varsity lacrosse coach. I guess some administrators would say “parting of the ways” or “the district decided to go in a different direction.” Whatever it means, the most successful coach in Cazenovia’s short history in lacrosse will . . .

from US Lacrosse
The first video in a multi-part series about personal fouls. Learn how to recognize the three most common types of slashes, why you should throw your flag forward in transition, and why being in good position is the first step in making the correct call.

Monday July 10, 2017 7:00PM
from 3dLacrosse.com
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — 3d Lacrosse, the nation’s leading lacrosse services provider, has named longtime Division I coach Chris Doctor (Skaneateles) a Director of 3d Tri-State.

Doctor, who spent the last seven years as an assistant coach at Penn State University, will immediately begin overseeing all aspects of operations in 3d Tri-State, a region that serves the New York Metropolitan area and parts of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
About once a year I get some cryptic email… “Dear Sir, We would be honored to have you coach our child in the sport in lacrosse. We are willing to pay for your services. In the areas of stickwork, shooting, and passing…” or something kind of like that (I haven’t deleted those emails, but I’m too lazy to go hunting for them now). There’s usually some awkward or irregular phrasing or syntax, and the messages are just weird.

from Syracuse.com
Onondaga Nation lacrosse coach, Sonny Shenandoah, says youth lacrosse teaches young boys character development such as personal respect and honor, as well skills of the game. "You don't have to win to play a good game. It does matter how you play the game. They honor themselves, they honor the game."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks kicked off their first Jr. Knighthawks tryouts for the 2017 season.

from Capital District Lax
Applications are being accepted for the following vacancy on the Non-Teaching Professional staff of Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York.
Sunday July 9, 2017 7:00PM
from Major League Lacrosse
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2017) - Playing in the first All-Star Game of his career, Myles Jones scored the game-winning goal in overtime, helping Team Stripes beat Team Stars in the 16th MLL All-Star Game, 21-20, at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento.

from the Daily Gazette
For years, competing in a World Cup on a senior national team had been a dream for Treanor. Tearing the meniscus and posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee a few months before that team’s selection? Yeah, pretty much a nightmare.
Saturday July 8, 2017 7:25PM
from MPNnow.com
There is a perception that defensemen in lacrosse are these hulk figures, ready to play a physical game with nothing on the mind outside of crushing body checks. And if that’s the way you want to perceive Matt Gardner of Victor, that’s fine. Just prepare yourself to be wrong. And to lose.

from the Buffalo Bandits
This week, my fiancée Jacqueline joined me on the island to live in the van. With a couple things pushed into the corners, there is lots of room for both of us. As some of you may know, Jacqueline has the type of energy that puts my adventurous behaviour to shame, so with her by my side, I let her take me on a weekend I won't soon forget!
Friday July 7, 2017 8:10PM
from MPNnow.com
Meet Peyton Smith, our Player of the Year, and the rest of the 2017 Daily Messenger girls lacrosse All-Star team

from FCANE
Building off of the momentum of the excellent success from this summer’s lacrosse program, FCA announces the upcoming July tryouts to take place at Roberts Wesleyan College and Veterans Memorial Park . The 2016 tryouts included 400 participants.

from Casey Powell Lacrosse
Had Caleb been cleared to play contact sports, he would have been an attackman for the St. Augustine Yellow Jackets. His battle with cancer precluded him from playing, so I picked Caleb to be on our team due to his reputation as the brightest smile in the room.

from Inside Lacrosse
Former Georgetown assistant Justin Ward is set to join Joe Alberici’s staff at Army, sources have told IL and Ward posted on his personal Facebook page. In his third season at Georgetown, Ward became the Hoyas’ offensive coordinator under coach Kevin Warne.

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from MyTwinTiers.com
The 2018 Gaffer Elite team, composed of high school seniors, has put together a dominate winning streak. For the past two summers, Gaffer Elite has gone (30-0) and is making their mark in the record books. A team made up of from several districts from around the state, Gaffer Elite is looking to keep their winning streak alive when the play in their next big tournament in Hershey this weekend. (Video 1:06)

from the Ballston Spa Journal
In seventh grade, Brit Douglas teamed up with Rogue Lacrosse to help raise funds for veterans. Now a senior at Ballston Spa High School, Douglas and Rogue are still at it.

from NBC News
Two and a half years ago, my brother Jake was sitting in one of his geography classes at Colgate, learning about plastic waste and its incredible impact on our planet. It really inspired him to enact change by creating a product that was both consumer-friendly and environmentally-friendly. He knew my passion for fashion so we started to look into different materials and fabrics.

from Mikey Diggs / Powell Lacrosse
As a high school senior, I thought I was going off to college to earn a degree and play some lacrosse, and that I would make some friends along the way. When I got there, it only took me about a month to realize that I actually went there to meet my lifelong best friends. Lacrosse would simply be something that we all had in common, something that would provide us with endless memories created all across the American east, from Michigan to Florida.

from the Onondaga Nation
Tsha’Hoñ’noñyeñ’dakwha’ the Onondaga Nation arena launches new website – OnondagaArena.com.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, and One Beat CPR + AED have agreed to enter a new relationship designed to further enhance safety efforts in lacrosse.
Thursday July 6, 2017 8:30PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
For her determination, ability to make her teammates better and incredible production upon returning to the field, Sears is the Nike/U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Northeast High School Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year.

from Inside Lacrosse
Her journey started in Niskayuna, where Treanor was a multi-sport athlete and aspired to be a soccer star. She picked up a lacrosse stick in middle school and quickly became a dominant force on the field, committing to Syracuse and becoming the first player from the Albany area to make the Team USA U-19 team.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Alyssa Murray was a three-time first team All-American selection at Syracuse, becoming the first Orange player to finish with three 100-point seasons. This summer, she will be an alternate for the U.S. team in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Guildford, England and then will be on the active roster for the International World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. A quick Q&A with Murray.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2017 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 750 boys and 900 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

from US Lacrosse
They represent perhaps the most recognizable family name in the game today, and their appearance at the "Fan Fest" portion of LaxCon in January capped off a record-setting day at the US Lacrosse Convention.

from The Star Gazette
. . . Jason Manwaring (class of 1998), Katelynn Reed Olin (2006) and William Olin (2006) were added to the Horseheads High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

from CNWeekly.com
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. >> The Shenendehowa Plainsmen varsity boys lacrosse season ended just a few weeks ago, but its coach staff, players both past and present continued to focus on the game, lending a hand at the ninth-annual Shenendehowa boys lacrosse youth camp.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton women's lacrosse coach Stephanie Allen is welcoming back Allison Daley as head assistant lacrosse coach and recruiting coordinator.

Daley, who coached alongside Allen for three years (2013-2016), returns to Binghamton after spending a year on the staff at Delaware. In 2016, she helped Binghamton set a program record for the lowest goals against average. She also helped recruit and coach the 2016 America East Rookie of the year and coached 11 all-conference players in three seasons.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius women's lacrosse will add another IWLCA All-American to its coaching ranks this coming winter, as the squad announces the hiring of Renee Poullott as the team's assistant coach. Poullott was a four-year standout at Cornell playing in goal for the Big Red.

from The Lacrosse Network

Wednesday July 5, 2017 4:40PM
from Syracuse.com
While he had nothing but praise for Longo, Cazenovia athletics director Michael Byrnes said the district simply decided to go in a different direction with a program that's been one of the area's most successful in recent years.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, the interim head coach of Cornell men's lacrosse, has announced that the Big Red will add 13 newcomers to the roster for the 2018 season. The 13-member class features three US Lacrosse All-Americans, and consists of six midfielders, three attackmen, three defenders, and one goalie.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Prior to entering her junior year at UConn in 2011, attacker Kiersten Tupper, a West Genesee (N.Y.) graduate, recalled laughing after stepping off the field during a five-on-five summer league at Syracuse – not about lacrosse, but about the struggle she had earlier that day shopping for jeans.

from Inside Lacrosse
For the third time in as many years, the Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse trophy is heading to Long Island, and this time in the possession of Long Island Express and coach Mike Chanenchuk. LIE closed out the tournament with an 11-4 victory over Prime Time, ending a seven-game win streak after they lost their first game of the tournament.

from LinkedIn / The Fearless Coach
Dear Prospective Student-Athlete,

I received your introductory two-line email and read through it. I must say your first sentence was painfully familiar as you introduced yourself by first name only. I assumed if you were trying to make an impression that you would have paid more attention to punctuation, but my assumption appears incorrect. While your opening email failed to identify your last name, what year in school you are, where you are from, or what position you play, you managed to include your most pressing question as to whether our team is "giving out scholarships".

from NLL.com
Buffalo, NY – July 15, 2017 - For the 16th year, fans of National Lacrosse League will face off against each other for charity at the Fann Cup Tournament. This traveling event rotates locations every year. Fann Cup returns to Buffalo on Saturday, July 15th at the Buffalo Riverworks complex at 395 Ganson St., with the host team being the Bandits Brigade.

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from Eagle News Online
Jim Longo, who guided the Lakers to both of its state championships earlier this decade, was told that he was not going to return to the sidelines next season in May, before the 2017 regular season ended.

“I was informed that I would not be asked to return as head coach of boys varsity lacrosse team at Cazenovia,” said Longo. “No reason was given and I didn’t ask.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The final roster for the U.S. women’s national team was named in January following the Team USA Spring Premiere, where the U.S. World Cup training team defeated Florida and Notre Dame by a combined score of 42-24.

from MPNnow.com
League and division All-Stars for the 2017 spring season, as determined by the leagues and their respective coaches:

from the Baltimore Sun
The 44 participants in Saturday night’s Under Armour All-America Boys Lacrosse Game earned their spots via high school accomplishments and expected college success. Perhaps next year, the selection panel will also have to consider elite celebration skills. After multiple goals in the game the North won, 18-16, players from each side conducted individual and group choreography.

from Spectrum Sports
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- In just a few weeks, the Canandaigua Academy boys lacrosse team is hosting the region's first ever Shootout For Soldiers, inviting girls and boys teams of all ages from across Upstate New York to join them in playing one whole day to raise money for veterans. Canandaigua is one of 12 cities picked for the event, among the likes of Boston, Atlanta and Salt Lake City. And the selection means a lot, the school sits right next door to the local VA Medical center. (Video 1:54)

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Packing lists have been made and checked twice. Taylor Cummings wins the award for most organized and most likely to overpack. Outfits have been discussed and bags have been filled with supplies for the next month together. Essential items, outside of all of our amazing Nike gear, include hair dryers, pillows, blankets and a lot of snacks. I may have cleaned out all of the Lara Bars and Justin's Almond Butter packets at my local Whole Foods when I went shopping for this trip.

from Major League Lacrosse

from FCANE
FCA will be holding its second annual AR4 Legacy event to honor the legacy and life of Andrew Rohloff. The event, which will take place at Roberts Wesleyan College on July 22, 2017, will consistent of a clinic, lunch banquet and day of lacrosse. This event is open to any boys graduating classes 2026-28.
Monday July 3, 2017 9:45AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
The clock has struck 0:00. The buzzer has sounded. Another high school sports season is in the books. That can only mean one thing: The third and final Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester team for 2016-17 has been picked, published, pushed out on social media and praised.

from the Capital Gazette
Attackman Lyle Thompson made his home debut by scoring five goals and assisting two others as the Bayhawks beat the Rattlers, 19-9, on Sunday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

"Unbelievable! What a performance! Some of those shots were like 'Holy crap, how did he get that in?' Lyle is really fun to watch," Chesapeake head coach Brian Reese said.

from Major League Lacrosse
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 2, 2017) – Chesapeake ended a four-game loosing streak Sunday night in a 19-9 win against Rochester in Annapolis. It marked the Bayhawks' first win since May 19. The Bayhawks outscored the Rattlers by an 11-2 margin in the second half. The 19 goals matched Chesapeake's season high (also, May 6 at Boston) and it held an opponent to single-digit goals for the first time this year.

Lyle Thompson 5-2; Matt Abbott 4-2; Joel White goal of the year?

from YourNiskayuna.com
BALTIMORE — Niskayuna High School graduate Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday night as part of the North’s 18-16 win over the South in the 12th Annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.

from National Lacrosse Classic
Depending on age and qualification, players will take part in one of four flagship showcase tournaments: the National Lacrosse Classic, National Prospect Invite, National Lacrosse Academy or the first-time National Collegiate Prep Preview. These four events will be held from July 17-21, 2017 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Va., providing players, parents and coaches with a one-stop lacrosse destination that affords maximum game time and optimal scouting potential.

from LaxRecords.com
Amongst the teams playing in the 2017 NHSLS, there will be 16 state or conference champions and 10 teams that finished second for their state or conference championship. Included in that list are championship teams from the states of Florida – St. Thomas Aquinas, Ohio – Archbishop Moeller, New York – Ward Melville and Victor, Washington – Bellevue, Massachusetts – Lincoln-Sudbury, Connecticut – New Canaan, and Illinois – New Trier. Also attending will be teams that have won titles in some of the finest conferences in the country. They include Landon (Md.), Calvert Hall (Md.), St. John’s College High School (Md.), and Culver Academy (Ind.).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Upstate's Amanda Fedor (Vestal) and Samantha Devito (Ballston Spa) were named to their respective All-Tournament Teams.
Sunday July 2, 2017 10:10AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Ryan Archer tops the Points board, while CBA's Alex Calkins and Ben McCreary combined for 254 points. Clinton's Devin Lee led in Saves and Save Ptc. Click headline for the other categories.

from Inside Lacrosse
After six consecutive years in the losing column, the North Under Armour All-Americans finally turned it around against their Southern counterparts, winning this year’s rendition of the annual senior game, 18-16, in front of 4,511 announced at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.

CURRENT OR FUTURE UPSTATE SCORERS: Tehoka Nanticoke (Albany) 2-2; Lucas Quinn (Niskayuna/Syracuse) 3-0; Owen Seebold (Syracuse) 2-0; Matt Licciardi (CSH/Cornell) 1-1; Colby Barker (Pittsford/Ohio St.) 1-0; Aidan Olmstead (Corning/Loyola) 0-1 .

from Inside Lacrosse
Tehoka Nanticoke, A, Albany: Already a social media sensation, the Six Nations, Ont. attackman wowed the Under Armour All-American crowd with his impressive stick skills and his physicality. He dished two goals and two assists, using his size to draw defenders, then find room to either feed or shoot. Tehoka’s playing style is reminiscent of NLL and MLL legend John Grant, Jr.

from Inside Lacrosse
In the first ever overtime affair in a Under Armour Women’s All-America Game, Andie Aldave won the draw to open the period and Charlotte North got underneath the South defense seal the 16-15 win for coach Taylor Cummings’ team.

CURRENT OR FUTURE UPSTATE SCORERS: Molly Carter (Lynbrook/Syracuse) 2-3; Samantha Swart (Syracuse) 1-0; Kyla Sears (Skaneateles/Princeton) 0-1. GOALIE: Hannah Van Middelem (Mt. Sinai/Syracuse) 5 saves.

from Inside Lacrosse
Molly Carter, A, Syracuse: Sneaky. Carter posted two goals and three assists — all of which came in the first half. She comes across as a prototypical Syracuse attacker: good stick skills, creative with the ball, an excellent shooter with great vision passing and a comfort level with taking risks.
Saturday July 1, 2017 9:35AM
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Michael Hoppey '78, a two-time men's lacrosse All-America attack who coached and taught more than 30 years in the Three Village Central School District, including eight seasons as boys' lacrosse head coach at Ward Melville High.

from the Baltimore Sun
As Eloise Clevenger and Kennedy Williamson left the field Thursday at the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse underclass tournament, the two Baltimore Girls’ Command Division players greeted friends and family members. But the rising high school sophomores, who committed to Maryland last October for the Class of 2020, couldn’t acknowledge everyone who had come to see them play.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius athletic department, in conjunction with SIDEARM Sports, proudly presents a new look to the College's official website, GoGriffs.com. Starting July 1, 2017, visitors to GoGriffs.com will experience a new, user-friendly and visually pleasing website that features the latest news, video and live events for all of Canisius' 20 varsity athletic programs.

from NunesMagician.com
Yesterday, College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) broke the news that Logan Wisnauskas will not be returning to the Syracuse Orange but will transfer to the Marlyand Terrapins.

from the Buffalo Bandits
When you choose to live in a van that is painted with trees, aliens, stars and the Northern Lights, the incognito factor kind of gets thrown out the window. But believe it or not, I feel as if I am still stealth camping just based on the fact I am not in a big RV. In being a normal-sized Chevy Express, it gives me the opportunity to sleep pretty much wherever a gate doesn't close.

As long as I clean up after myself and keep moving around, I figured it shouldn't be an issue. And it wasn’t. Until THE CTV INTERVIEW came out.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
From 1992 to 2008, [Bill] Meagher (Penfield) was a big name in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and then the National Lacrosse League. In the beginning, he was a versatile forward for teams in Buffalo and Rochester. In fact, he had the rare distinction of playing for the first teams in Bandits’ and Knighthawks’ history. He also had a knack for reaching the championship game, advancing to the title in three of his four seasons.

from BLaxFive.net
The Canandaigua lacrosse community is experienced and well organized, but an event of this magnitude requires all kinds of help and the Rochester Area is invited to help out. There are opportunities that include: