ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (WIVB) – It was a quick two week process for Randy Mearns. 19 seasons at the helm of Canisius lacrosse. His alma mater and the place he holds the all-time scoring title.
“At the end of the day for myself, it was like maybe change is good,” Mearns said.
Alex Rode, an All-Metro first-team goalie who recently graduated from St. Paul’s and is set to play at Virginia, will be the lone area representative when the teams take the field Saturday. In the previous 11 games, an average of 7.3 area players participated — the overwhelming majority from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference — with a high of 13 in 2010 and a low of four last year.
Would you play goalie in the MLL? Probably not. Other questions include my favorite TV shows and wall ball drills, as well as Olympic fencing highlights from my latest podcast guest, Mile Chamley-Watson.
ROCHESTER, NY (June 28, 2017): We continue our Q&A series with Defenseman Joel White. White just won his first NLL Championship with the Georgia Swarm. He returned to action with the Rattlers last weekend against the New York Lizards.
The best officials are fit officials. When you accept summer tournament games you need to be realistic with your own physical capabilities. You may be able to run for three hours in the spring and fall, but can you give that same effort on a sweltering, 95 degree day? Consider the following from competitor.com:
“It’s a game,” I said. The sideline became quiet. I wondered if he’d offer some sort of counter-argument.
“It’s a GAME,” I repeated, and he walked away, choosing to watch the remainder of the game from the far corner of the field. I don’t usually go looking for trouble, and quite often, I’m the one who decides to simply walk away and avoid confrontation. But this time I got some courage and spoke up.
"It's pretty powerful," said Randy Fuller, who teaches physical education and coaches lacrosse. "I think tonight, already, it's going to be overwhelming, but in a very positive way."
Fuller was Enzo's gym teacher and coached Andrew in Lacrosse. He was one of many voices echoing the joy that both young men brought to the people around them.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its latest head, the Kinetik™. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the Kinetik is the lightest head in the Maverik line. The Kinetik is designed for a mid-high pocket and incorporates several technologies, including the new Tension Lock™ for accuracy, Duratough™ construction for all-weather consistency, X-rail™ technology for increased stiffness, and Optimal Release Point™ for ultimate control. The Kinetik will be available in white and Hyperlite blue, starting July 4th, at a suggested retail price of $89.99.
IL Founder Bob Carpenter talked with Lyle Thompson this spring. Thompson this week was named the NLL Most Valuable Player after winning the Champion's Cup MVP. A Q&A touching on a range of topics is below:
Virginia men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany is a big believer in incorporating small-sided games into the training for the Cavaliers, just as he did when he was at Brown. His players love it, get competitive and are forced to make decisions quickly in tight confines.
"We encourage it at our level," said Tiffany. "I absolutely love what US Lacrosse is doing with the small-sided games. To turn that big lacrosse field into three of four different fields sideways, and get those 10-year olds, those 12-year olds and maybe even older, get them playing. Get more touches, get them playing on that short field - just more decision making."
Host Fred Opie goes solo today talking about the importance of developing healthy habits particularly during times of stress, getting the help you need if you losing your cool on the sidelines or at home, and things to consider before you plan your college visit such as what's your gift?
Summer is off to an awesome start in Upstate New York, and things are only heating up. This weekend I’ll be celebrating lacrosse at the 5th annual Saratoga Springs Shootout, the epitome of a youth summer lacrosse festival. Co-hosted by none other than Summit Lacrosse Ventures and Rhino Lacrosse, the Shootout combines great competition for boys at the junior varsity level and below with an excellent family-oriented atmosphere.
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. This is a world class facility which provided an absolutely wonderful home for the world games and our tournament last year, as well as for the Nation’s local community, both now and in the future.
Boston College women’s lacrosse has added Syracuse alumna Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) as an assistant coach. Treanor, who graduated from Syracuse in 2016 and spent last season with the Boston Storm of the UWLX. While playing for the Storm, Treanor was an assistant coach at Harvard. She is also a member of the US National Team and is the face of Nike’s women’s lacrosse line.
The All-Americans who will be inducted are Mitch Belisle '07, men's lacrosse; Elizabeth Bishop '07, volleyball; Dave Devine '75, men's lacrosse; Matt McMonagle '07, men's lacrosse; Mike Smit '07, men's swimming and diving; Rayon Taylor '07, men's track and field; Morgan Uceny '07, women's track and field; and Sarah Wilfred '07, women's track and field.
Former Syracuse attackman Gale Thorpe is in the process of transferring to Ohio State, sources have told Inside Lacrosse. The lefty looks to have two years of eligibility remaining after missing the 2017 season due to a knee injury sustained in January.
Player of the Year: HF-L’s Muir rises to the occasion.
The next-to-last day of her high school lacrosse career may have been Caitlin Muir’s best. Not only did her four goals and three assists lead Honeoye Falls-Lima back from a big hole and into the state championship game with an 8-7 overtime win over Vestal, but the game showed just how much she’d grown as a player.
Perhaps one of the most nail-biting and dramatic battles featured the tourney's youngest players, as Orange Crush eked out a 7-6 victory over the Adirondack Northmen in the championship match of the 2025-2026 division. Cayden Claflin was one of the heroes for the Orange Crush. The third-grader netted the go-ahead goal for his team, and after the Northmen scored to forge a 6-6 deadlock, Claflin bounced home the game-winner while he was falling to the ground with less than a minute left on the clock.
Player of the Year: Braves’ Andrews rewrites record books.
They start them young in Canandaigua, often at an age when the sticks are taller than the kids — not the defensive long poles, mind you, but the short ones used by attackmen and midfielders. That’s just the way it is because if you’re born and raised in that idyllic community hard by the lake, and you show a proclivity for athletics — boy or girl, doesn’t matter — lacrosse is typically the sport of choice.
The Churchville-Chili Lacrosse Club has partnered with DT Benedict, coach of the Churchville-Chili Boys Varsity Lacrosse team, and coach of the 2024 Sweet Lax Club to provide training opportunities for all age groups over the summer!
Gaffer Elite midfielder Matt Thrasher 2019 (Vestal) and Corning's Ed Gigliotti, attackman for Gaffer Elite 2020 Team, have been named to Under Armour Underclass Upstate New York rosters for the Underclass Games June 29th – July 2nd at Towson University
SUNY Cortland junior midfielder Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) has been selected to the 2017 Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III All-America First Team. In addition, Beresovoy is one of seven Cortland players who earned spots on the IMLCA All-East region team.
One of the centerpieces of the project will be the brand new Marching Buccaneers Community Athletic Field to replace Wilbur Field. It will be field turf, replacing the current grass field and also will be moved across Buccaneer Boulevard right next to the High School when it’s ready for use by the marching band, football and lacrosse teams as well as the community.
This edit's packed with content. We're out in Denver following our game against the Outlaws (highlights included), for our 5th stop of the Rabil Tour! We've got drones, steadicams, goals, bull dodges, and one of the best 13 year-old goal keepers on the planet!
The spirit of the Olympic Movement is coming to US Lacrosse Headquarters as part of the celebration of Olympic Day on June 30. The US Lacrosse celebration of Olympic Day is one of nearly 2,000 events taking part nationwide during the month of June. Created in 1948, Olympic Day commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games and celebrates sport, as well as the ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.
The National Lacrosse League named Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson the 2017 NLL MVP on Wednesday, June 28. Thompson is the first-ever Swarm player to win NLL MVP after capturing the league scoring title. He was also named the Champion’s Cup MVP.
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany junior midfielder Kyle McClancy has been selected as the America East Scholar-Athlete for men's lacrosse, announced by the conference on Wednesday. McClancy is one of six to be selected as America East Spring Scholar-Athletes. This award nominates McClancy for America East Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Kyla Sears knows how to get things started. She knows how to finish, too.
The Skaneateles lacrosse star has started the Lakers' home games by singing the national anthem since her freshman year. On June 10, she finished her outstanding career in stirring fashion by scoring the deciding goal of the Class D state championship game late in the second overtime against Bronxville.
Lake Shore senior Shayla Scanlan and St. Joe's senior Jack Lalley were recognized as the top high school lacrosse players in Western New York at the ninth annual Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards presentation on Monday at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility.
Athlete of the Year: Lucas Quinn, Niskayuna
Determined to conclude his career at Niskayuna with another Section II title after the Silver Warriors fell to Shenendehowa in 2016, Quinn accomplished his mission by leading this season's squad to a 18-6 triumph over Burnt Hills in the Class B final. The senior tallied seven goals against the Spartans to earn a third sectional championship in his distinguished four-year varsity career that included a 2015 Class B state title.
Ella Crane, daughter of Aaron and Jill Crane, a seventh grader at Ellicottville Central School, has been named as a 2017 National Lacrosse All-Star and has been selected to represent the State of New York at the National Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic to be held July 18-21 in Richmond, Va. at the River City Sportsplex.
NISKAYUNA — He’s played in the event’s underclass games each of the past two years, but Lucas Quinn knows there’s something extra special about taking his turn playing in the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Game.
“To end your high school career like this,” Quinn said, “it’s the goal for most players.”
For the first few years of his life, Brady Wein was accustomed to packing up the car with oxygen machines and medicine and making the trip to Manhattan’s Sloane Kettering Cancer Center. Every eight weeks, the Wein family filled the car with equipment and drove from Framingham, Mass. to New York City.
That was the norm. Wein spent much of his life in the hospital. He even learned to pick up ground balls on a hospital floor.
ROCHESTER, NY (June 26, 2017): Rochester Rattler rookie Ryan McNamara (Marquette) is your Ratz Player of the Week. McNamara had two goals and one assist against the Atlanta Blaze on Saturday night. He has four goals and three assists in three games.
“Hamilton is easily accessible for Ontario lacrosse families, as well as for the fan bases of the Toronto Rock, Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks,” said Johnny Mouradian, Director of Box Lacrosse, Team Canada. “We look forward to working with Core Entertainment to make it a huge success and would like to thank Lance Basler, Team USA Manager, as well as US Lacrosse, for their commitment to the event.”
[Tim] Barber (West Genesee), a product of Syracuse University, played each of his two MLL seasons with the Denver Outlaws. In eight games for the Outlaws this season, Barber recorded eight goals and two assists. The middie brings championship experience to the Launch as he was a member of Denver’s 2016 Steinfeld Trophy winning squad.
The Florida Launch will honor former player and lacrosse legend Casey Powell during a halftime ceremony with the retirement of his No. 22 and the unveiling of a commemorative field banner on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Faceoff for the game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks is set for 7 p.m.
(June 27, 2017)… There is still time to register for the Jr. Knighthawks’ tryouts, which will begin Thursday, June 29 at Total Sports Experience (TSE) in East Rochester. Kids at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels will have the opportunity to represent their favorite NLL team against some of the best competition in the United States and Canada.
Tyson Bomberry, Jordan Evans, Scott Firman, Austin Fusco and Ben Williams earned the accolade. For Evans, Firman and Williams, it marked multiple times earning the honor since arriving at SU. Evans and Williams were three-time members of the squad, while this was Firman's second selection.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seniors Kaeli O'Connor and Devon Parker lead a group of six members of the Orange named to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) All-Academic Team, which was released on Tuesday, June 27. The six selections tied for the most honorees for any school in the league.
Ryan Archer grew up, like a lot of other kids in the Jamesville-DeWitt school district, idolizing members of the boys lacrosse team. And why not? Since 2007, the Red Rams have played in seven state championship games and brought home four titles. They've earned 10 sectional titles in the past 11 years.
Alex Calkins helped lead the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team to new heights this season. The Brothers, under fifth-year coach Ric Beardsley, made it out of the rugged Class D playoffs in Section III, then cruised to the program's first state title in the newly created division.
On Sunday June 18th the 2019 Gaffer Elite Team won their Bracket Championship at the Capital Classic on the SUNY Albany campus (4-0). This represents the first summer Championship for the 2019 Team in 2017 and part of the three Titles won by the Gaffer Elite program at our state’s capital.
The 2018 Gaffer Elite Team won their fifth Championship over the last two years by going 4-0 in the 2018 Division of the Albany-Capital Classic. This Title winning effort was the trifecta of Championships for the GEL program as they also were the best in the 2019 and 2020 Divisions for the first time in program history!
HAMBURG, N.Y. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that Hilbert College's Emily Gawlak (Mount Mercy) was crowned the 2017 NCAA Division III statistical champion for Draw Controls Per Game in women's lacrosse June 22nd.
Gawlak's 10.93 draw controls per game lead all three NCAA Divisions as she stretched ahead of her next closest Division III opponent by 1.29 draws per game. U Mass's Hannah Murphy's 10.10 draw controls led Division I which marked only two athletes in the country to post a double-digit average in draw control per game.
As Mackenzie and Taylor Deleary lug their gear into the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ont., they exude enthusiasm for their favourite sport.
"Everyone calls lacrosse the fastest game on two feet," says 17-year-old Mackenzie. "I like the roughness and the teamwork."
Under Armour Upstate Underclass Girls Rosters Announced
from Under Armour Lacrosse
Highlight Division: Brittany Brigandi, Roxanne Kempney, Kelly Fucillo
Command Division: Liz Monte, Paige Printup, Tricia Condon
UPSTATE NEW YORK GIRLS - COMMANDName Hometown High School Position
Jordan Bentley Queensbury, NY Queensbury High School Mid-Field
Sami Carey Hilton, NY Our Lady of Mercy Attack
Sydney Carpenter Rochester, NY Hilton High School Mid-Field
alexis Cheers Niagara Falls, NY Niagara Wheatfield Defense
Jorden Concordia Webster, NY Webster Schroeder Goalie
Gianna Cutaia Spencerport, NY Spencerport High School Defense
Lily DePalma Spencerport, NY Spencerport High School Mid-Field
Samantha DeVito Ballston Spa, NY Ballston Spa Senior HS Mid-Field
Tatumn Kohlbrenner East Syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Mid-Field
Jamie Lasda Ithaca, NY Ithaca Mid-Field
Cameron Lemberg Ithaca, NY Ithaca High School Defense
Madeleine Mazur Lancaster, NY Lancaster Central High School Mid-Field
Elizabeth McGinn Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs High School Mid-Field
Kacie Mooney Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon High School Mid-Field
Catherine "Kit" O'Hara Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs High School Attack
Bella Roberson Fayetteville, NY Christian Brothers Academy Attack
Ashley Sampone Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon Defense
Taylor Sampone Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon Defense
Andra Savage Palmyra, NY Palmyra-Macedon High Schol Attack
Abigail Searles Gansevoort, NY Saratoga Springs High School Goalie
Meghan Umansky Derry, NH Governor's Academy Attack
Sylvie Waters Middle Grove, NY Saratoga Springs HS Attack UPSTATE NEW YORK GIRLS - HIGHLIGHTName Hometown High School Position
Alison Anderson syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Defense
Natalie Arieno Rochester, NY Greece Athena High School Goalie
Grace Coon Marcellus, NY Marcellus High School Mid-Field
Lauren Craft Brewster, NY Brewster High School Mid-Field
Amanda Cramer Manlius, NY Fayetteville Manlius Mid-Field
Ana Dieroff Fayetteville, NY Jamesville Dewitt Mid-Field
Brenna Duffy Cicero, NY Cicero-North Syracuse Attack
Amanda Fedor Vestal, NY Vestal High School Mid-Field
Grace Hulslander Jamesville, NY Christian Brothers Academy Mid-Field
Braelie Kempney Carthage, NY Carthage High School Attack
Lindsay MacLachlan Dewitt, NY Jamesville-Dewitt Attack
Morgan Maliga Cazenovia, NY Cazenovia Defense
Olivia Massena Cicero, NY Cicero North Syracuse Defense
Olivia Navaroli Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Mid-Field
Adrianna Nojaim Camillus, NY West Genesse Attack
Rebecca Nutting Marcellus, NY Marcellus High School Goalie
Olivia Penoyer Manlius, NY Christian Brothers Academy Attack
Charlotte Ryan Tully, NY LaFayette Jr/Sr High School Mid-Field
Katie Shanley Fayetteville, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Attack
Kiera Shanley Fayetteville, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Mid-Field
Samantha VanBuren Syracuse, NY Westhill Defense
Carha Williams Tully, NY Lafayette Mid-Field
ROCHESTER, NY -- The RIT women's lacrosse team finished 2017 with an 8-8 overall record, winning three Liberty League contests while going up against the best teams in the ultra-competitive Liberty League.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (June 24, 2017) – Randy Staats' goal 6:42 into the overtime period lifted the Blaze to a 14-13 win over the Rattlers at Capelli Sport Stadium on Saturday night. After a fourth quarter that saw the teams combine for five goals in the final two minutes of regulation, it was Staats who ended the game with his fourth goal of the evening.
Auburn's Alex Burgmaster is as versatile as it gets. When the Maroons needed a goal, he provided it. When they needed a defensive stopper, he did that too.
Burgmaster, The Citizen’s Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year, finished his senior season with 29 points on 24 goals and five assists as the Maroons advanced to their third straight sectional championship game in 2017.
Each and every year, rookies step up to the occasion. On Monday, we announced Kelly Larkin as our 2017 Division I National Rookie of the Year. Here's a look at ILWomen's annual team of All-Rookie performers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 24, 2017) – The Machine extended their winning streak to five games - the longest winning streak in MLL this season - in a 15-13 win over Chesapeake on Saturday at Fortress Obetz. Rookie Connor Cannizzaro scored a career-high four goals, and less than a minute after Matt Danowski brought the Bayhawks to within a goal late in the fourth quarter, Cannizzaro scored his fourth goal to secure the win.
There definitely isn’t a coach with more wins than West Genny’s Mike Messere, who has more than 800 career wins and will retire after next season. Here’s a lengthy list of goalies who have started as freshmen during Messere’s tenure: Luke Staudt. That’s it.
The Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic will take place this coming Monday through Wednesday (June 26-28, 2017). This will be the second annual running of the youth specific tournament, coming back to reclaim it’s straight-A report card from the inaugural run.
June 22, 2017 - Finger Lakes end of season awards come in with 25 First and 24 Second Team All County Players. There are also 20 Honorable Mention Players. In addition, there were 2 All Americans and 2 Academic All Americans. As well as Defense Player of the Year, a Midfield Player of the Year and an Attack Player of the Year.
There is a quote of mine on the wall in the locker room at the new US Lacrosse Headquarters: ”The wins and losses are fickle at best. It is the relationships that stand the test of time.” I am here to confirm for you that the sentiment is true. If I coached my last college lacrosse game in April 2016, my career will have ended as the all-time winningest coach in Division I history, having won four National Championships and having been selected as the USILA National Coach of the Year in three different decades.
Still, I did not win enough.
ROCHESTER, NY (June 22, 2017): We continue our Q&A series with Defenseman Matt Dunn. Dunn has been key this year for the Rattlers defense. Matt was just named as one of the Rattlers players that was voted into the MLL All - Star game. Congrats Matt.
“I’m just excited to keep playing,” Williams, 22, told ICMN. “It means more to me for the kids. I really appreciate every single Native American fan I have. I’m going to continue to get better and be there for the kids and show them that lacrosse will take them places.”
You’re heading up to Lake Placid for lacrosse! You lucky person, you! Whether it’s to watch, play, referee, or you’re some other facet of the Lake Placid family. We’re so excited for you to be heading up to one of the most beautiful and iconic locations in American sport history. Guess what? We’re there too! Come say hey to Team LaxAllStars this weekend, you can even run with us if you’re up to it.
ALBANY, N.Y., June 21, 2019 — Many gathered at Albany High School yesterday to celebrate the launch of the Lacrosse Communities Project – a US Lacrosse program developed to create a vertically-integrated series of opportunities for children to participate in lacrosse from grade school through adulthood.
Joining US Lacrosse at the celebration were representatives from many organizations around the city of Albany, including Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City School District of Albany superintendent Kimberly Wilkins, and members of the Albany Police Athletic League.
SKANEATELES — The storybook ending Kyla Sears dreamed of came true.
The senior, who was sidelined her entire junior year with a knee injury, capped a comeback with an overtime goal late in the first overtime to lift Skaneateles to a 12-11 win over Bronxville in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship game at SUNY Cortland earlier this month.
Catie Woodruff was named to the Inside Lacrosse Postseason All-Rookie team on Thursday. Woodruff, a 2016 Skaneateles graduate, played in 18 games for the University of North Carolina this season. The freshman defender picked up nine ground balls, had six draw controls and caused five turnovers.
In Episode 40, I answer your questions from the Rating and Reviews on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for your support! I'm digging our new show, "Suiting Up with Paul Rabil", and plan to answer your reviews and questions from Apple Podcasts each week on #AskPaul.
"The 2017 Siena women's lacrosse season didn't go exactly as hoped so I wanted to make something special for the three seniors before their Senior Day game. In the weeks prior to the game I contacted their housemates, best friends from home, family, teammates and even coaches to come sit down in the interview chair. On the day before the game I asked the girls to come down for an interview but little did they know what they were in for. The video shows a few of those many reactions and people involved. - Noah Friedman"
Host Fred Opie interviews Cornell University All-American and Metro Lacrosse CEO Aaron Jones. In his senior year at Hempstead High School, the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland offered Aaron Jones a scholarship to play defensive back but his mother, an English teacher at the time, at Hempstead High School, insisted on Ivy League academic excellence over ACC football.
(June 22, 2017) It’s time for Penn Yan Summer Box Lacrosse again! Leagues are set to begin the first week of July at the new lacrosse box at the Yates County Community Center on North Main Street. Sing up Saturday 9AM - Noon.
Albany, NY – The Sage Colleges has selected Ryan Lanigan (Ronkonkoma, NY) as its first head coach of the Gators' new men's lacrosse program. Lanigan will coach his first game for Sage in the spring of 2019 when the team competes as a member of the Empire 8.
B.C. has always been a hotbed for lacrosse. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the best lacrosse player in history comes from Victoria.
“Over the years, Gary Gait has been described as the Michael Jordan of the sport and the game’s Pavarotti or Nureyev,” wrote The Vancouver Sun’s Gary Kingston in 2011. “His identical twin brother, Paul, is often ranked just behind him.”
The Grays continue a recent wave of area athletes who have gone on to play for Syracuse women’s lacrosse, a national power. While former Niskayuna star Kayla Treanor graduated from Syracuse in 2016, head coach Gary Gait’s program included three players — Niskayuna’s Asa Goldstock, Guilderland’s Cara Quimby and Queensbury’s Mary Rahal — with ties to Section II-area schools this past season.
On Sunday June 18 the Gaffer Elite 2020 Team was part of a program sweep with three Championships at the SUNY Albany campus. The team won all four of their games in closely fought battles with strong opponents.
The campus at Le Moyne provides one of the best venues in the Northeast. Our staff of coaches come from the best high school, college and professional programs in the country. Teaching the fundamentals of the game is our number one priority.
BOSTON (June 22, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced the roster for the 2017 MLL All-Star Game. The second consecutive game in the state of California will take place on Saturday, July 8 at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
St. Bonaventure announced Tuesday that it was hiring former Canisius and Canadian national team coach Randy Mearns to lead its newly founded men's lacrosse program. Mearns, who won the 2014 FIL World Cup gold medal with Canada, spent 19 seasons at Canisius before making the short jump to St. Bonaventure. During his time with the Golden Griffins, Mearns advanced to two NCAA tournaments and had nine players selected in the MLL or NLL drafts.
Mearns spoke with US Lacrosse Magazine about his vision for the Bonnies lacrosse program, which will officially begin playing at the Division I level in 2018-19, and his excitement for a new challenge.
ALBANY — The growth of lacrosse in the Capital Region doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
The sport received another shot in the local arm Wednesday, as US Lacrosse publicly announced its decision to make Albany the first-ever site of its Lacrosse Communities Project, a program through which US Lacrosse “seeks to create self-sustaining, multi-generational lacrosse programs” in underserved urban areas.
For Matt Hommel, a Ballston Spa grad and current member of the Limestone college lacrosse team, learning is something he’s done quite a bit of on and off the field. Hommel not only earned a 4.0 GPA as Psychology major in his most recent semester — he also helped the Saints to the Division II National Championship.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The NCAA announced on Thursday that Zach Cook (Vestal) was crowned the 2017 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion for Face-Off Winning Percentage for The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team.
These are the best statistical performances in New York high school boys’ lacrosse for the 2017 season as reported to LaxRecords.com. Where do these players rank in terms of nationwide statistical performances?
Top 4 in Points are . . .
PTS. PLAYER YR. SCHOOL STATE G A
147 Ryan Archer Sr. Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt) NY 71 76
127 Alex Calkins Sr. Christian Brothers Academy (DeWitt) NY 77 50
127 Ben McCreary Sr. Christian Brothers Academy (DeWitt) NY 78 49
121 Griffin Cook Jr. Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt) NY 86 35
There is no mandate, or plan to mandate, the use of women’s headgear by US Lacrosse or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). That’s one of the primary points of clarification in a new informational video produced by US Lacrosse, featuring Caitlin Kelley, senior manager of the women’s game. The video addresses some of the questions directed to US Lacrosse in recent months about women’s headgear.
US Lacrosse’s Adirondack Chapter held its annual Hall of Fame & Honors banquet Wednesday night (June 21, 2017) at the Shaker Ridge Country club. This years Hall of Fame inductees included Marylou Vosburgh, and Cort and Blake Kim. Legendary former University of Virginia Head Coach Dom Starsia, was the key note speaker for the event and he was fantastic.
Ken Neville was a midfielder for Hobart from 1928 to 1931. He played with some notable old school players such as Galbraith, Van Giesen, Wheat, Bootay, and O’Connor under coach Babe Kraus. Afterword, he fought in World War 2 and became a Major in the Marine Corps. This is where the story takes a really cool turn.
It’s been a while — well, not really — since Maryland lacrosse stars Matt Rambo and Zoe Stukenberg received an award. So it’s only natural the Terps duo earned nominations for this year’s ESPY awards after leading their respective teams to national championships over Memorial Day weekend and earning Tewaaraton Awards, given to the nation’s best male and female college lacrosse players.
LAKE PLACID — Summit Lacrosse Ventures is ready to bring a pair of developing tournaments to Lake Placid to help the village kick off its summer season. Both tournaments represent offshoots of the August Lake Placid Summit Classic, a mainstay in the village for the past 27 years.
(Lax Dreams Lacrosse Academy-- June 20, 2017) Lax Dreams standout Drew Rankin (2021), has been named as a 2017 National Lacrosse All-Star and has been selected to represent the State of New York at the National Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held July 18-21, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia at the River City Sportsplex.
Taylor, who recently completed her third season in charge of the Dolphins, begins her term as President on July 1. Taylor has served on the IWLCA Board of Directors as a Division II representative since last Summer to finish a departed representative's term. Taylor served as a Division III representative from 2012 until taking the reins of the Dolphins in July 2014. She has also been a member of the All-America Regional Committee since 2012 and the IWLCA Rules/Safety/Games Administration Committee since 2013.
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — There are many families where sports are passed down from generation to generation. However, there are few families that could match the excellence of the Fusco family when it comes to lacrosse. Yorktown senior girls lacrosse standout and captain Rilea Fusco, who is Syracuse University-bound, continued the family tradition in fine style this spring as she was named All-American.
US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, announced today the launch of the Lacrosse Communities Project – a program developed to create a vertically-integrated series of opportunities for children to participate in lacrosse from grade school through adulthood. The initiative aims to expand the reach of US Lacrosse programs into underserved urban populations while propelling the organization’s mission of providing accessibility and opportunity for kids across the country. The Lacrosse Communities Project will begin its multi-city rollout in Albany, N.Y., on June 21, with subsequent launches planned in Cleveland and Brooklyn, N.Y.
Now, for those of you in the Northeast, or anyone who’s been to Lake Placid for the world-famous Placid Summit Classic, you’re probably thinking that this article is coming out a bit premature. You’re thinking in the back of your mind that Placid is at the end of the summer, right? It’s always the big sendoff that usually caps off a season of lacrosse, yeah?
You’re right, and I’m happy to clarify that this weekend’s High Peaks Summit Classic is a NEW tournament put on by the same great folks at Summit Lacrosse Ventures. This isn’t an event to supplant the world-famous Placid Summit Classic. Oh, no! Since “Placid” has grown to an astronomical size and scale, this is simply a return to simpler days.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University Director of Athletics Tim Kenney has announced the hiring of Randy Mearns as the first Division I head coach of the Bonnies men's lacrosse program. A decorated coach and player, Mearns brings a lengthy resume to St. Bonaventure.
Athlete of the Year: Lucas Quinn, Niskayuna
Determined to conclude his career at Niskayuna with another Section II title after the Silver Warriors fell to Shenendehowa in 2016, Quinn accomplished his mission by leading this season's squad to a 18-6 triumph over Burnt Hills in the Class B final.
CORNING, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - Corning freshman Elon Friends will have the opportunity of a lifetime. Friends will play in the Brine All-American Classic July 18 through the 21st. The 2020 Corning grad is a member of the Gaffer Elite Lacrosse Club. Friends is excited for the opportunity to carry on a great tradition of Corning lacrosse.
The last game of the 2017 boys’ lacrosse season was exactly what players, coaches and fans love to see – exciting, competitive and complete with a thrilling finish as Brunswick beat Scarborough 18-17 to win the Class A championship on Josh Dorr’s overtime goal.
That type of game was exceedingly rare this season. The average margin of victory ranged from 9.7 goals per game in contests involving Class A South teams to 5.8 for Class B North. Class A North had a goal differential of 8.1, and Class B South’s average margin was 9.2.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Big Red women's lacrosse team will have four alumnae – Halsey Diakow '09, Cacki Helmer '12, Ashleigh Smith Gloster '06 and Jessi Steinberg '12 – participating in the upcoming FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup. Both Diakow (Israel) and Helmer (Ireland) will serve as assistant coaches, while Smith Gloster and Steinberg will take the field for England and Israel, respectively.
What do coaches want in a recruit? Assuming a high level character, what are the skills and athletic traits coaches go for? We asked many of the game's top coaches during a visit to the IL offices. Here's what they had to say:
BOSTON (June 19, 2017) – New York Lizards midfielder Joe Walters was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9. Walters and the Lizards snapped a three-game losing streak with a 13-12 win against Rochester on Saturday night.
In 2009, DeMaurice Smith was unanimously elected as the NFL Players’ Associations Executive Director. Since then, he’s structured a new league CBA, created a $160M annual marketing division, co-founded ACE Media, and engineered the first athlete-driven accelerator, One Team Collective.
Smith is empowering the modern day athlete and entrepreneur through education, new platforms, and better working conditions. Throughout our conversation, Smith dives deep into the transactional trenches of negotiations with Roger Goodell, but it’s his advice on mentorship and transformational teaching that’s most impressive.
The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame named eight new inductees as part of the Class of 2017 on Monday.
There will now be 232 men and women who have been inducted since the first ceremony in 1987.
The annual dinner and induction ceremony will be Oct. 16 at the OnCenter.
WATERTOWN — The North Country Sports Hall of Fame announced its inaugural induction class on Monday.
The Class of 2017 includes Salisbury University lacrosse coach and Watertown native Jim Berkman and Syracuse and pro lacrosse star Casey Powell, a native of Carthage.
Randy Mearns, who just finished his 19th season as the head coach at Canisius, is set to become St. Bonaventure’s first-ever men’s varsity lacrosse coach, sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Mearns last led the Golden Griffins to the MAAC title and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2012, and he led the Canadian National Team to the 2014 FIL World Championship in Denver.
The Creator’s Game, of course, had been played by the Kanienkehá:ka (Mohawks) and the other five Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nations for centuries, but it was in 1867 that the a dentist named George Beers, who learned the game in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawake) from the Mohawks, wrote a set of rules down in Montreal and created the modern game.
Well, the Rochester River Monsters Can-Am box lacrosse team underwent some changes this past week, due perhaps at least in part to their recent lop-sided losses. Son Brian told me he’d been promoted to team captain. I don’t think I could have been more proud.
As a player, Rich Barnes was a three time All-American goalie- 1987 Herkimer and 1988/89 CortlandVisit the LacrosseMonkey Closeout Section and Save Big. Shop Now! State. He served as an assistant coach at Ithaca 1991/92 and 1998-2004, his alma mater 1990, 1996, and 2005; and in 2006 as head coach he led Cortland State to a Division III National Championship. Rich currently works at Homer Central schools teaching physical education and coaching lacrosse. Rich can often be found now with his camera in hand roaming the sidelines of some of the biggest college lacrosse & football games out there. Rich took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for Capital District Lax.
DEXTER — Rivals on the wrestling mat this past season, Caleb Null and Luke Rogers have also squared off against each other on the lacrosse field numerous times through the years.
Now the two have finished up their scholastic careers as Times All-North co-MVPs for the Frontier League in boys lacrosse.
MASSENA — This year’s Watertown Times All-North MVP in boys lacrosse for the Northern Athletic Conference extended the run of Section 10 players from Massena and Salmon River with the surname ‘Sunday’.
Anthony Tebbano has never shied away from a lacrosse ball zipping toward him, or a young goalkeeper who is learning how to stop such a rip.The Shenendehowa senior remembers when he was that young goalkeeper.
“When I was a little kid the varsity guys would come over and ask how our season was going, show me a few things, and I thought that was the coolest thing,” Tebbano said. “So every chance I get, I’ll take that opportunity to give back to the program and work with kids. It’s my way of giving back.”
Brian Abbott is one of the top men’s lacrosse officials in the nation, having worked multiple NCAA championship weekend games in recent years. He also serves as a game official in Major League Lacrosse, and on occasion, will also work boys’ high school games. Regardless of the level of play, Abbott pinpoints the officials’ pre-game routine as being one of the most important factors in being able to call a good game.
There is no rest for the juggernaut Canisius College women’s lacrosse team. The Golden Griffins, who made their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years in May, have a big summer ahead. Coach Scott Teeter and star Erica Evans will represent Canada in both the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England July 12-22 and in the World Games in Poland July 27-30.
The Top 10 Clarkson University Athletic Department Highlights of 2016-17 were carefully selected by the Clarkson Sports Information Staff. Top 10 Clarkson highlights will be posted on Mondays throughout the summer.
We asked a handful of coaches who inspired to be a coach. Not surprisingly, their fathers were a popular choice. Watch above to hear what their dads mean to them, and Happy Father's Day from Inside Lacrosse. Coaches who appear:
John Tillman, Maryland
Andy Copelan, Fairfield
Brian Brecht, Rutgers
Ryan Moran, UMBC
Dan Chemotti, Richmond
Kevin Corrigan, Notre Dame
Andy Shay, Yale
Kristen and Kelly [Tormey] Taylor know far too well the power of family and lacrosse. And now, the two that teamed up to bring Fayetteville-Manlius to the top of the New York State Girls Lacrosse roughly one decade ago, are the same ones leading another pair of sisters to heights that they once saw as players.
"This is the first time that we have been able to extend it to the K-2's," ULA Program Administrator Kevin King added. "Over the past few years we've seen a really significant increase in those areas."
JILL GIRARDI (MVP), Watertown, Senior Midfield: “It probably starts with her instincts on the field. I’ve seen her do some things instinctively that I’ve never seen other girls do as far as where they position themselves to go after a loose ball. She’s always a play ahead, she’s always a step ahead of everybody else.”
— Watertown coach Tim Burr
In a school board meeting Tuesday, Stillwater unanimously voted to add Boys’ JV Lacrosse for the 2018-2019 school year. The vote makes the Stillwater Warrriors Section 2’s newest lacrosse team. Stillwater is a class D school that plays out of the Wasaren League. Other schools within this conference who offer a JV program are: Greenwich, Hoosick Falls, Cambridge, Voorheesville and& Johnstown.
Siena Lacrosse will be holding a prospect day on Thursday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. The Siena Saints Lacrosse experience is open to all high school lacrosse players and will focus on skill and athletic instruction along with live drills and competition.
To start right here, there would be noTwosletter without Gary Gait so this story would never be told. If Gary Gait didn’t go to Syracuse and set the world on fire, with 4 NCAA All-America honors, 3 national championships, and 2 Lt. Raymond Enners Awards in ‘88 and ’90 wearing the #22, I don’t go to Syracuse and wear #22, doing my best to follow in those exact footsteps.
Seth Grottenthaler (Lax Dreams 2020) has recently made the highly-selective Under Armour All-America Team. Seth will be competing on the Upstate NY Command team in the Under Armour Tournament held in Towson, MD June 29th – July 2nd.
What do Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse, Liverpool Baseball, Christian Brothers Academy Boys Lacrosse, and Solvay Softball have in common? All of them are high school state champion teams this season. Countless hours of hard work, full seasons of winning games, and long playoff struggles have paid off for these four groups of student athletes and their coaches. (5:45)
Team USA attacker Michelle Tumolo was tested in 2013. The All-American Syracuse senior narrowly missed the cut for Team USA as it prepared for the 2013 FIL World Cup. Coach Ricky Fried and his staff carried four attackers, and Tumolo was one of the final cuts.
“If you’re any bit competitive, it’s going to fuel the fire a little bit,” she said.
Even after nearly a quarter-century of existence, the Upstate Lacrosse Association (ULA) has continued to thrive in the second decade of the 21st century and then some. The co-ed lacrosse group for children of all ages hosted by Auburn Lacrosse and Champions for Life Inc. will hold its annual opening weekend Friday and Saturday and the anticipated numbers could be record-breaking.
ROCHESTER, NY (June 14, 2017): Rochester Rattler rookie Zed Williams (Virginia) is your Ratz Player of the Week. Williams had two goals against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday night including the OT game winnner.
The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Weekend will take place from June 29 to July 2, 2017 at Towson University, Towson, MD. Following regional tryouts, players were selected to play in the Command division (2020 & 2021 graduation year players), and Highlight division (2018 & 2019 graduation year players). These regional teams will compete in a pool play tournament for the Under Armour Underclass Championship title.
SARANAC LAKE — At the beginning of the recently completed season, head coach Dermott Morgan said he’d love to see his Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team be more successful when it came to being competitive against the traditional powerhouses in Section X.
Although the Red Storm didn’t take down the Cantons, the Salmon Rivers and the St. Lawrences of the league, they did make the statement that Saranac Lake lacrosse is on the upswing and a bright future may lie ahead.
Sure, Jeremy Boltus led the Rattlers with five goals, and that’s perfectly fine and all, but here’s the far more important thing: Boltus ran to the goal and grabbed the ball for not one, not two, but three different rookies (Eric Fannell, Zed Williams and Ryan McNamara) after they scored their first career goals.
Sarah Honan, a 2017 graduate of William Smith College, participated in the CPOA clinic held in conjunction with the IWLCA New England Cup presented by New Balance last weekend. “We completed classroom training on Friday and then were able to get on the field on Saturday. We started by ‘shadowing’ a more experienced official in the morning, then built up into making some of the calls in a game with help from the experienced official,” Honan said. “We worked up to doing a game by ourselves with consistent feedback from the trainers throughout the game, until the last game, when we officiated solo to attain a rating.”
Willard Anderson, Menands, NY Albany Academy Mid-Field
Lucas Bennice, Ballston Spa, NY Ballston Spa Attack
Zachery Boyatzies, Ontario, NY Wayne Central Mid-Field
Gavin Carey. Hilton, NY McQuaid Jesuit Long Stick Mid-Field
Nicholas Cavellier, Carthage, NY Carthage Central School Mid-Field
Connor Cecala , Malta, NY Ballston Spa Long Stick Mid-Field
Andrew D'Allaird, Niskayuna, NY Niskayuna High School Goalie
Zachary Delaney, Syracuse, NY Onondaga Central Mid-Field
Regan Endres, Farmington, NY Victor High School Face-off
Cam Germain, Victor, NY Victor High School Defense
Seth Grottenthaler, Painted Post, NY Corning Painted Post High School Mid-Field
Camden Hay, Victor, NY Victor Attack
Cal Lambert, Victor, NY Victor Mid-Field
Ty McHerron, Burnt Hills, NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Attack
Ben Mitrano, Hilton, NY Hilton High School Mid-Field
Joey Pezzimenti, Victor, NY Victor High School Attack
William Rhodes, Austin, TX Westlake High School Defense
Jack Rice, Oswego, NY Oswego High School Mid-Field
Ethan Roberts , Victor, NY Victor Senior High Defense
Chase Rorick, Honeoye Falls, NY Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Defense
Travis Wagner, Penfield, NY Aquinas Institute Goalie
Nick Wamp, Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles High School Mid-Field
Bryce Benham, Lancaster, NY Lancaster Long Stick Mid-Field
Thomas Bragg, Cazenovia, NY Cazenovia High School Attack
Jacob Buck, Rochester, NY churchville-Chili Attack
Griffin Cook, Syracuse, NY Jamesville Dewitt Attack
Austin Deskewicz, Ballston Spa, NY Ballston Spa High School Face-off
CJ Goss, East Amherst, NY St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Long Stick Mid-Field
TJ Hendricks, Fairport, NY Fairport Mid-Field
Garrett House, Getzville, NY St. Joseph's Mid-Field
Chayse Ierlan, Victor, NY Victor High School Goalie
Ben Mazur, Lancaster, NY Lancaster Central High School Goalie
Luke McAnaney, Syracuse, NY Westhill Attack
Brady McDermott, Rochester, NY Brighton (NY) Attack
Jacob Morin, Auburn, NY Auburn High School Mid-Field
James Morris, Vestal, NY Vestal High School Defense
Dominick Natale, Homer, NY Homer High School Defense
Garrett Ruff, Honeoye Falls, NY Honeoye Falls Lima Mid-Field
Ryan Smith, Syracuse, NY West Genesee Mid-Field
Ryan Sposito, Ithaca, NY Ithaca High School Mid-Field
Drew Stoler, Penfield, NY Penfield High School Defense
Matt Stucchi, Rexford, NY Shenendehowa Mid-Field
Sam Swingruber, Malta, NY Ballston Spa Mid-Field
Christian Watts East Aurora, NY Bishop Timon St Jude Mid-Field
The way that parents interact with coaches has changed, and not necessarily for the better. In fact, 82 percent of the coaches surveyed reported that dealing with parents has gotten worse throughout their coaching career.
“We are always thankful when community members organize events to support our services and it’s even more impressive when young people think of us,” Hospice Director of Development Kellie Hitchman said in a news release. “We were more than thrilled to learn of Mattie’s project!”
I've shown you my technique for all three shots (check out www.paulrabilexperience.com). Today, I ask the kids. Follow along as my campers in Dallas, Texas reveal their favorite show. Also, the heat index on the day had to have been 200 degrees.
The lacrosse community is comparative to a close-knit family; the players have grown up together and spent much of their adult lives playing both with and against each other. Whether it be in college or at the professional level, these guys have all been teammates at one point. After an exciting weekend full of overtime games, we took a look at how the players celebrated with friends, family, and teammates on the field afterwards and on social media.
On June 21, 2017 US Lacrosse will launch the Lacrosse Communities Project in Albany, New York through a special event which serves as the national launch of this important initiative.
The Project aims to expand the reach of US Lacrosse programs into underserved urban populations while propelling the organization’s mission of providing accessibility and opportunity for kids across the country. Details regarding the launch event can be found below,
Skaneateles senior Kyla Sears has earned double honors from US Lacrosse this spring.
The attacker, who last weekend led the Lakers to a state Class D girls lacrosse championship, was named as one of seven All-American players from Section III. But Sears, who is headed to Princeton, also was named to the All-Academic team.
Orange Crush Lacrosse would like to thank all of the players and college coaches that participated in this years Orange Crush College Recruiting Showcase which was held at Fayetteville-Manlius High School on June 10th. We would also like to congratulate all of the players that were selected as "Standout" players in their respective classes.
Pittsford, NY (June 13, 2017) - Sweetlax Lacrosse announced their annual Sweetlax Summer Invitational coming June 23-25, 2017. Top club teams from around the country attend in an event that will showcase players to college coaches from Ivy League schools and ACC teams amongst many other conferences and universities. This is the fifth year the event will be hosted in Pittsford and is the largest invitational to date. The three-day event will bring in more than 150 college coaches and 64 club teams to the area.
This year, the Sweetlax Invitational is partnering with Impact Earth to bring a sustainability initiative to our event. Impact Earth is a zero-waste solution that provides events with personalized training on sustainable practices. This year, Impact Earth will be setting up zero-waste education stations at all field locations.
NORTHEAST: Alex Calkins, Christian Brothers Academy-Syracuse
The senior finished with five goals and an assist as CBA claimed its first state with a 12-5 win over Westlake (N.Y.) in the Class D championship. Calkins is headed to the University of Michigan. He finished his senior season with 77 goals and 50 assists.
Also notable: Colby Barker, Pittsford (N.Y.); Matthew Grillo, Ward Melville (N.Y.); Kevin Lindley, Darien (Conn.); Jack Sutherland, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.).
SARASOTA — Casey Powell has returned to the Sarasota area to help grow lacrosse to the next generation. The lacrosse icon spent the last couple days hosting a clinic at Riverview High School. This particular event was special for Powell and the kids in attendance.
In a postgame conference after Maryland’s 14-13 overtime loss to North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA tournament final, coach John Tillman (Corning West/Cornell) wept in a rare display of emotion.
But after the top-seeded Terps’ 9-6 victory over No. 3 seed Ohio State in the title game on May 29 for the school’s first national championship since 1975 and first in 10 attempts, Tillman was his usual stoic self. Was there a reason he wasn’t as overwhelmed by the team’s first NCAA crown in five trips to the tournament final during his seven-year tenure?
"Be courageous enough to stop worrying about being perfect." In this episode, we talk about leadership through adversity, playing in the moment, avoiding underselling yourself, and focusing on the significance of what you do - rather than calculating your success in wins and losses.
Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup Champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for Team USA for 17 years, registering 271 caps (on-field appearances). She captained the teams' she played for, was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, and became the first female ever to be awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award.
[Lydia] Knapp (Glens Falls) recently concluded her collegiate women’s lacrosse career with Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She finished not only as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 329 points (227 goals, 102 assists), but fifth all-time in NCAA Division III history for draw controls, with 475.
As many of you know, in the summertime there is another lacrosse league in Canada that many NLL players participate in to keep our playing skills sharp for the upcoming season. This summer, I am playing out in Victoria, British Columbia for the Shamrocks, and instead of the conventional apartment rental, this season I have decided to spend my days living in my van. I’ll be keeping you updated on what this experience is like throughout the summer here on Bandits.com.
Everything was packed and ready to hit the road for my cross Canada trek. My fiancée Jacqueline who helped me build what would essentially become our home for the summer, has teaching commitments until the end of June. She had to be in Algonquin Park for a camping trip so I said I could take her there when I hit the road for Victoria.
Section III will honor the area's top scholar-athletes Monday at an awards dinner at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. The best male and female scholar-athletes from each of the 105 schools within Section III are honored at this event. This year the program, sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, is awarding more than $20,000 in college scholarships.
Jordan Bentley, Queensbury, NY Queensbury High School Mid-Field
Sami Carey, Hilton, NY Our Lady of Mercy Attack
Sydney Carpenter, Rochester, NY Hilton High School Mid-Field
Alexis Cheers, Niagara Falls, NY Niagara Wheatfield Defense
Jorden Concordia, Webster, NY Webster Schroeder Goalie
Gianna Cutaia, Spencerport, NY Spencerport High School Defense
Lily DePalma, Spencerport, NY Spencerport High School Mid-Field
Samantha DeVito, Ballston Spa, NY Ballston Spa Senior HS Mid-Field
Tatumn Kohlbrenner, East Syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Mid-Field
Jamie Lasda, Ithaca, NY Ithaca Mid-Field
Cameron Lemberg, Ithaca, NY Ithaca High School Defense
Madeleine Mazur, Lancaster, NY Lancaster Central High School Mid-Field
Elizabeth McGinn, Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs High School Mid-Field
Kacie Mooney, Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon High School Mid-Field
Catherine "Kit" O'Hara, Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs High School Attack
Bella Roberson, Fayetteville, NY Christian Brothers Academy Attack
Ashley Sampone, Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon Defense
Taylor Sampone, Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon Defense
Andra Savage, Palmyra, NY Palmyra-Macedon High Schol Attack
Abigail Searles, Gansevoort, NY Saratoga Springs High School Goalie
Meghan Umansky, Derry, NH Governor's Academy Attack
Sylvie Waters, Middle Grove, NY Saratoga Springs HS Attack
Alison Anderson, Syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Defense
Natalie Arieno, Rochester, NY Greece Athena High School Goalie
Grace Coon, Marcellus, NY Marcellus High School Mid-Field
Lauren Craft, Brewster, NY Brewster High School Mid-Field
Amanda Cramer, Manlius, NY Fayetteville Manlius Mid-Field
Ana Dieroff, Fayetteville, NY Jamesville Dewitt Mid-Field
Brenna Duffy, Cicero, NY Cicero-North Syracuse Attack
Amanda Fedor, Vestal, NY Vestal High School Mid-Field
Grace Hulslander, Jamesville, NY Christian Brothers Academy Mid-Field
Braelie Kempney, Carthage, NY Carthage High School Attack
Lindsay MacLachlan Dewitt, NY Jamesville-Dewitt Attack
Morgan Maliga, Cazenovia, NY Cazenovia Defense
Olivia Massena, Cicero, NY Cicero North Syracuse Defense
Olivia Navaroli, Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Mid-Field
Adrianna Nojaim, camillus, NY West Genesse Attack
Rebecca Nutting, Marcellus, NY Marcellus High School Goalie
Olivia Penoyer, Manlius, NY Christian Brothers Academy Midfield
Charlotte Ryan, Tully, NY LaFayette Jr/Sr High School Mid-Field
Katie Shanley, Fayetteville, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Attack
Kiera Shanley , Fayetteville, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Mid-Field
Samantha VanBuren, Syracuse, NY Westhill Defense
Carha Williams, Tully, NY Lafayette Mid-Field
This year marks the ninth edition of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. It marks the fourth year that we will hold a banquet to honor all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits. The event will be held Monday, June 26 at Ilio DiPaolo's in Blasdell.
Skidmore College women's lacrosse will host its annual high-level skills clinic on Monday, July 17 from 4-7 p.m. following the Skidmore College Open House. The clinic will be for Sophomores (2020) and Juniors (2019) interested in attending Skidmore College and learning more about our college recruiting process. The cost for the event is $75, which includes the clinic, an informational session, as well as a t-shirt. Food and drinks will be provided by the school. Register by July 3 to secure your spot!
The IWLCA has received word that that the NCAA Division I Council voted on Friday, June 9 to approve a modification of wording to NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206 that will close the camps and clinic loophole that was inadvertently created when NCAA 2017-1 was adopted in April. A link to the modification if wording is below:
I have always had the utmost respect for Dom Starsia. I admired him when he brought the Brown program to national prominence, and when he went to the University of Virginia, I became a big Cavaliers fan. I’ve worked camps with him, talked to him about his team’s alcohol-free commitment that led to a UVa national championship, watched him play at Lake Placid, exchanged e-mails over the lacrosse-in-February debate, and, most recently, enjoyed an evening in his company last October.
After grabbing a rebound off of Jeremy Thompson's helmet, Joel White ties the game with 3 seconds remaining in regulation. In overtime, Lyle passes to Miles who scores the game-winner for the championship!
You can see the play here
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (June 10, 2017) - Playing in his first professional game, Zed Williams scored the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Rattlers to a 17-16 win over the Bayhawks on Saturday night at Capelli Sport Stadium . . . Jeremy Boltus earned the Coca-Cola Player of the Game after finishing with five goals.
Players will be considered if they fall into the following categories: among the state or county leaders in any statistical category (defenseman and face-off specialists included); strength of team’s schedule; performance in both regular and postseason games and importance to the team. To submit a player update or to have a player considered for this list, please submit the player’s performance to Mike Loveday.
National lacrosse participation continued its upward trend in 2016 with the total number of participants on organized teams climbing past 825,000, according to an annual report produced by US Lacrosse. Overall, participation grew 3 percent to 826,023, and it was the 12th consecutive year that the net increase in players was at least 20,000.
CORTLAND — For Kyla Sears, it was all a blur. The Skaneateles senior took off from the right side as the whistle blew, faked a pass, cut to the net and quickly rifled a shot past the Bronxville goalie. The overtime goal capped a comeback win for the Lakers over the Broncos, 12-11, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D girls lacrosse championship game at SUNY Cortland Saturday.
Pittsford -- Alex Calkins watched earlier Saturday as Pittsford surrendered a four-goal lead to Ward Melville in the final minute and ended up losing the Class A state boys lacrosse championship. The Christian Brothers Academy midfielder wanted to make sure his team didn't suffer the same fate.
CORTLAND — The girls on the Pittsford lacrosse team knew what happened seven hours earlier Saturday about 110 miles away back home. They knew the Panthers’ boys team squandered a four-goal lead in the final minute and lost the Class A state championship, 10-9 in overtime, at St. John Fisher College.
June 10, 2017 - DAY IN REVIEW: For the third year in a row, The Victor Blue Devils won a New York State Championship. Pittsford lost as Ward Meleville overcame a five deficit in the last four minutes of the game to force the game into overtime where Matthew Grillo scored the winnning goal for the Patriots. In the class C game, Cold Springs Harbor overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat Jamesville DeWitt 11-9. In the first ever Class D game, Christian Brothers Academy defeated Westlake with a score of 12-5.
June 10, 2017 - Pittsford and HFL both advanced to play in the State Finals. The Panthers defeated Middle Country 10-9 in double overtime to secure their first State Title. The Cougars fell to Mt. Sinai 15-4. Scoring information was obtained directly from NYSPHSAA and may be updated by Coaching/Reporting Staff.
The Georgia Swarm captured their first Champion’s Cup, winning the National Lacrosse League title by beating the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush 2-0 in the best-of-three final.
Saturday June 10, 2017
NYS Boys Championship Games at St. John Fisher College
First three games on Spectrum Sports Channel (check local listings). Check MySpectrumSports.com for stream of the Class D game.
Class A: Ward Melville 10, Pittsford 9,
Class B: Victor 9, Yorktown 3
Class C: Cold Spring Harbor 11, J-D 9
Class D: CBA-Syracuse 12, Westlake 4
NYS Girls Championship Games at SUNY Cortland
Games to be streamed at MySpectrumSports.com
Class B: Garden City 16, Fayetteville-Manlius 8
Class C: Mt. Sinai 15, Honoeye-Falls Lima 4
Class D: Skaneateles 12 OT, Bronxville 11
Class A: Pittsford 10, Middle Country 9
There was nary a sound to be heard as the Victor boys’ lacrosse team walked off the field at halftime Saturday afternoon at St. John Fisher College.
The scoreboard was a beautiful sight, but there was no whooping, no trash-talking, just respectful, work-still-to-be-done quiet, because about 90 minutes earlier, they had watched their Section V brethren from Pittsford lose a game that simply defied logic.
This is not the theater where the plot and outcome are planned out. This is sports, and these things happen all the time, games that just leave you shaking your head in disbelief. But even for sports, this comeback by Ward Melville was one for the ages.
Cortland, NY -- Garden State was rattled. It was true. Coach Diane Chapman said the sizzling start by Fayetteville-Manlius shook up the Trojans.
But in the ensuing timeout, it all changed. The Trojans gathered themselves, turned it completely around and rode the sensational play of goalie Kaitlyn Larsson to a 16-8 victory over the Hornets in the Class B high school state championship game in girls lacrosse on Saturday at SUNY Cortland.
SUNY Cortland senior men's lacrosse defender Dave Foster (Farmingville/Sachem East) has been chosen to the 2017 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Scholar All-America Team.
CORTLAND — Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland.
Cortland, NY -- With 16 minutes to play and Pittsford nursing a one-goal lead, the Panthers made the difficult and perhaps stunning decision to spread the field and bleed the clock. With no shot clock, its part of the game in girls lacrosse.
Committee members, who met Tuesday through Thursday in Indianapolis, want to improve the pace and flow of the game and believe a way to accomplish this goal is to allow players to continue moving after the official blows the whistle. Currently, players must stop on the whistle.
The No. 3 state-ranked Hornets never trailed in the game, but they outscored the Braves from Section V by 6-0 over the last 12 minutes to win going away. F-M, now 17-3, advances to Saturday's state final against No. 1 Garden City (18-1) of Section VIII. Game time is 9 a.m. The game is set to be live-streamed at myspectrumsports.com.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced the 2017 USILA/Nike All-America Team and the 2017 USILA/Nike Division III Scholar All-American Team with The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team placing Colin Blind on both lists.
VESTAL, N.Y. - The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) named its Scholar All-America selections on Wednesday evening. Tom Moore was one of 55 players named to the list. Moore is the third Bearcat in Binghamton's Division I era to be named to the list. He joins current Head Coach Kevin McKeown (2004) and Derrick Danieu (2011).
"The pressure is unbelievable, but the coaches prepare us for it," Yorktown midfielder Dom Cioffi said. "We grow up with the pressure that comes with playing Yorktown lacrosse. We’re used to it. That’s why the coaches schedule the big games during the season. It gets us ready for moments like this."
Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda raised more than $800 online to buy the sporty hijabs for their Muslim teammates after the school's athletic director learned of the product. They solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track.
PERRY, New York – Marist men's lacrosse attack J.D. Recor (Lancaster) was selected as one of 55 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Division I Scholar All-Americans, it was announced June 8. Recor is the program's fourth USILA Scholar All-American and third in as many years, joining Corey Zindel '11, Dave Scarcello '15, and Joseph Radin '16.
PERRY, N.Y. – UAlbany men's lacrosse players Kyle McClancy and Adam Osika have been honored as United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I Scholar All-Americans, the committee announced on Wednesday night.
Corning senior midfielder Lauren Ford was one of two girls players from Section 4 to earn All-America honors for the 2017 lacrosse season. Ford was joined as an All-American by Vestal junior midfielder Amanda Fedor.
BUFFALO – Recent Canisius College graduate Jeff Edwards (J-D) added another honor to his already decorated resume as he was named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
ITHACA, N.Y. – After spending the past two seasons on the sideline as a volunteer assistant, former men's lacrosse great Connor Buczek '15 has been promoted to a full-time assistant on the Big Red staff. He will serve as the assistant offensive coordinator and his duties will include coordinating the extra-man offense, working with the goalies, and running the substitution box during games.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Former Big Red men's lacrosse player Marshall Peters has been honored by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as a USILA Scholar All-American. One of eight Ivy League players to earn the accolade, Peters honor runs Cornell's current streak to five consecutive seasons with at least one USILA Scholar All-American.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released it's 2017 Division I, II and III USILA/Nike Scholar All-Americans on Thursday afternoon.
In 1989 the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
Skaneateles, the Section III champion, looks to use its experience against Section V's Palmyra-Macedon in the Class D state semifinals 2 p.m. Friday at SUNY Cortland, with the winner advancing to play either Section XI's Mattituck-Southold or Section I's Bronxville on Saturday.
They’re one win away from the ultimate goal. Which means they’re also one loss away from their season ending. The girls lacrosse teams from Canandaigua Academy and Palmyra-Macedon prefer the former, of course, and they’re as ready as they’ll ever be for their state semifinals games on Friday.
CBA's defense shut down Section VI champion Akron, and the Brothers' offense carved up the Tigers' zone defense for a 20-3 cake walk today in a Class D boys lacrosse semifinal at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
The Panthers, who had trailed Baldwinsville-III for much of the Class A boys lacrosse state semifinal on Wednesday at St. John Fisher College before clawing their way to tie it at halftime, saw their hard-fought effort disappear early in the third quarter when the Bees scored to make it 7-6.
The bar has been raised in Victor these days, now that the boys lacrosse team has won back-to-back state championships, one in Class A, another in Class B. To have a chance to win a third consecutive title, the Blue Devils had to clear one more obstacle, and they did so rather easily, routing overmatched Vestal, 11-5, in the Class B state semifinals Wednesday night at St. John Fisher College.
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Boys Upstate Finals: The Spectrum Cable guide for Central NY shows coverage of the 4PM Baldwisville/Pittsford matchup, followed by the 6:30PM Vestal/Victor game. Check local listings.
Akron (18-1) will put its 17-game win streak on the line at 6:30 p.m. today against Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse (16-5) in a semifinal game of the State Public High Schools Class D boys lacrosse championship at Cicero-North Syracuse High. CBA has won six in a row since a 7-5 loss at St. Joes on May 13. Akron’s only loss was to Canisius, 12-5 on March 30. Owen Hill leads Akron with 60 goals and 69 assists.
It ended up as a three-team race - with No. 2 Christian Brothers Academy and No. 3 Fayetteville-Manlius also worth of the top spot. But the Lakers defeated both teams head-to-head. And all four of the Skaneateles losses came while Sears was on the Lakers' bench (she was hurt in the second half of the team's season-opening loss to C-NS).
Reason for optimism: An offense that led the country in scoring at 15.4 goals per game will benefit from the return of freshman faceoff specialist T.D. Ierlan (70.8 percent on 323-of-456, 202 GB, 2 G, 5 A).
ROCHESTER, NY (June 6, 2017) – The Rochester Rattlers and NY Lizards have agreed to terms on a deal that will send JoJo Marasco back to the Lizards. In return, the Rattlers will receive the Lizards’ fourth-round draft pick next year.
Saratoga Springs girls lacrosse attack Katie Wendell was named to the Suburban Council first-team selections released Tuesday morning. Wendell was joined by second-team midfielder Lindsey Frank, honorable mention Katie Silver, second-team defender Ella Payer and honorable mention Kelsey Skaine on the Suburban Council honors list.
Here is the complete list:
NORTHEAST - Brittany Chamberlain, Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.):The senior midfielder finished with six goals and one assist to power HF-L to a 16-12 win over Lake Shore (N.Y.) in the Class C state semifinals. Chamberlain, who is headed to the University of Florida, also had three goals and three assists as the Cougars claimed the Section V Class C title with a 19-7 win over Mercy (N.Y.). She now has 34 goals and 16 assists this season and also has won 73 draws.
Also notable: Haley Connaughton, Westwood (Mass.); Sloane Nicoletti-Watson, Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.); Annie Walsh, Franklin (Mass.)
As we enter the summer camp/tournament season, I thought I might offer some hints to young players with aspirations.
It will be hot and it may be taxing. Fair enough, but still, show some enthusiasm, engage your teammates, be supportive of their success, listen to your coaches. Do the little things like hustle after groundballs and ride… Communicate on defense (everyone can do that!)… Don’t be afraid to stand out from your other very cool club buddies. And, most importantly, demonstrate (or develop) an ability to pass the ball.
The Golden Bears are the lone New York State Public High School Athletic Association member to have three teams advance to state semifinals this spring, doing so in baseball, and boys and girls lacrosse.
In boys lacrosse, three Section III teams are still standing. Baldwinsville (Class A), Jamesville-DeWitt (Class C) and Christian Brothers Academy (Class D) will take part in the final four action, which begins on Wednesday.
In girls lacrosse, another trio of Section III schools have advanced. Christian Brothers Academy (Class A), Fayetteville-Manlius (Class B) and Skaneateles (Class D) will take the field on Friday.
At this point only the final four are left and in each class there are two teams in the Upstate Tournaments and two are in the Downstate Tournaments. As Wednesday is a school day, the games have been split with the Class A and Class B games being played in Rochester (St. John Fisher College) and the Class C and Class D being played in Syracuse (CNS).
No single theme this week – too many different lacrosse games and events . . .
Monday – witnessed the NCAA D-I national championship live from four rows up from the field at Gillette Stadium, and watched my son Brian watch the game from the sidelines. Congrats to Coach Tillman and Tewaaraton-winner Matt Rambo and all the Terps! Earlier that morning, I helped Brian do play by play and color commentary for the Heritage Games at Johnson and Wales in Providence. A three-way tie was resolved with a three-way “Braveheart,” which was eventually won by Israel.
Looking to get Cornell back on top, Milliman enters his new role with a wide array of past coaching experiences. A year before coming to Cornell in 2014, Milliman was an assistant at Princeton. Before that, he was in a head coaching role for Division II Pfeiffer, where he earned conference Coach of the Year honors twice, and assistant stints at RIT and Siena.
Hayley Kmack just completed a four-year varsity career as a midfielder with the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team.
The feisty senior captain, who also played three years on the girls' soccer team, is an honor student who will be playing her college lacrosse at Division I Manhattan College.
Sports have provided former Greece Athena basketball star Anthony Lamb and Victor football and lacrosse standout Zack Estabrooks moments they'll never forget, and over the weekend they gave two girls with special needs memories to cherish for a lifetime.
(DULUTH, Ga.) – The Georgia Swarm (16-5) took the first game of the NLL Champion’s Cup with a come-from-behind victory courtesy of a seven-goal run in the second half to best the Saskatchewan Rush (14-7) with an 18-14 victory. Broadcasted live on Twitter, 7,642 fans at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena watched Georgia hand Saskatchewan its first loss of the postseason and a performance from three-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist Ludacris.
ROCHESTER – For three years, Penn Yan was the hurdle Akron boy’s lacrosse simply couldn’t get over. From 2014 to 2016, the Tigers’ season came to an end at the hands of Penn Yan at the Far West Regionals. None of the games were close, as Penn Yan smothered the Tigers by 11 or more goals in all three outings.
Saturday night, Akron got its revenge.
Sarah Harding scored four of her five goals in the first half Saturday, helping Vestal cruise to a 15-2 girls lacrosse thumping of Section 10’s Massena in a Class C state quarterfinal at Ogdensburg Free Academy.
In Class A, Guilderland's season came to an end with a 13-10 loss to Section I North Rockland in Suffern. The Lady Dutch trailed 13-5 with 10 minutes to go but rallied for five unanswered goals to close out the game.
Neither Niskayuna's nor Shaker's boys' lacrosse team could manufacture a last-second goal that would extend their seasons at least a few more minutes in their respective regional finals Saturday afternoon.
Anyone who has ever had a high school senior year end would understand the sudden sting Niskayuna's Lucas Quinn felt after a 12-11 Class B defeat.
Division III: Sarah Honan, William Smith, Senior, Goalkeeper
The Liberty League Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Honan finished the year ranked third in the nation in with a 4.79 goals against average and fifth with a .571 save percentage. She set a program record with her 20 wins this spring. Honan finished her Heron career ranked third in career wins and career saves and fourth in career goals against average.
Saturday June 3, 2017
Saturday Games - BoysPittsford 20, Orchard Park 6 Ward Melville 16, Massapequa 6 Lakeland Panas 10, Shaker 9 Victor 7, Hamburg 4 Garden City 14, Eastport/South Manor 4 Yorktown 12 , Niskayuna 11 J-D 16, Canton 4 Pal-Mac 8, Grand Island 6 Cold Spring Harbor 16, Shorham-Wading River 7 Pleasantville 16, Glens Falls 5 CBA-Syracuse 23, St. Lawrence 8 Akron 10, Penn Yan 9, 2OT Today's Games - GirlsCanandaigua 16, vs. Hamburg 6 Yorktown 13, Niskayuna 3 Honoeye-Falls Lima 16, Lake Shore 12 BH-BL 10, Rye 9 OT Skaneateles 19, Canton 3 Pal-Mac 17, East Aurora 0 Bronxville 16, Millbrook 4 Pittsford 15, Frontier 1
A familiar script unfolded Saturday at All High Stadium, with all four Section VI girls lacrosse teams falling to Section V opponents in the Far West Regionals. The Rochester-area squads finished the day with a combined 64-19 advantage, stretching their record over Section VI teams to 59-1 since the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament began in 1995.
Taylor Safford was the recipient of Pedone's perfect feed and scored 67 seconds into the second overtime session to give the Spartans a 10-9 victory over Rye in a Class C regional final Saturday at Suffern Middle School.
MONTEBELLO - For Yorktown, the formula of get the ball, keep the ball, score the ball isn't always so simple to calculate. Even Huskers coach Ellen Mager would admit that hers isn't the kind of team that wins by playing keep-away, but Saturday's regional final rematch with Niskayuna was remarkably simplistic in that regard.
ROTTERDAM — Leaning on his stick for support, Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse senior Lucas Quinn watched as Yorktown players accepted the championship plaque after Saturday afternoon’s Class B regional championship game at Mohonasen High School.
Stouros and his Georgia Swarm open the best-of-3 Champions Cup this Sunday against Saskatchewan to decide this year's National Lacrosse League championship. Saskatchewan is seeking its third straight crown, while Georgia has reached the Champions Cup for the first time.
Anderson is a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation, Turtle Clan, residing in Lewiston, N.Y. He will graduate from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this month and is headed to Cornell University to play lacrosse. Anderson was a member of the Iroquois Nationals team that placed third at the FIL U19 World Championships last summer in Canada.
Scanlan is a member of the Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan, and resides in Perrysburg, N.Y. She will be attending Louisville University and play lacrosse for the Cardinals next year. A senior captain at Lake Shore Senior High School, she was a first team Western New York honoree and played for the Haudenosaunee team at the 2015 FIL U19 World Championship.
The new lacrosse film, “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation,” gives players and fans a glimpse of the sport like never before. It also provides a deeper look into both the struggles and the beauty of the Haudenosaunee people, known more widely as the Iroquois Confederacy.
Host Fred Opie interviews the famed Thompson brothers of lacrosse. They met up at the NCAA final four in Foxboro Massachusetts Memorial Day weekend to talk about the new movie Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation released on May 26. The movie includes cameos by former Vice President Al Gore, Hall of famers Jim Brown and Oren Lyons and coach Bill Belichick.
UTICA, NY -- Utica College senior Rebecca Plunkett (Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) was selected to participate in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Division III Senior All-Star game. The Senior All-Star game will be held on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
June 2, 2017 - For the first time, there will be a fourth class and therefore four games played in the Western Regional (NYS quarter finals) which will pit Section VI vs Section V. The games will be held at St. John Fisher College on Saturday. The order of the games is determined by the State Lacrosse Committee and changes each year. This year the order is A-B-C-D and that order will continue throughout the tournament.
It began late Tuesday night in Cortland when the Lakers defeated South Jefferson for the Section III Class D championship. It continued less than 48 hours later with a state playoff game against Chenango Forks on Thursday at Liverpool High School. And it gets a little crazier this weekend with Senior Ball, the SAT and another state playoff game in Ogdensburg on Saturday.
Grand Island boys lacrosse coach Ted Lee said he was a little bit nervous just before answering postgame questions for the first time on Thursday evening. But he took the Gatorade shower in stride like a seasoned vet.
The top-seeded Quakers of Orchard Park captured their 25th Section VI championship in 27 years by seizing control early and hanging on for a 15-13 triumph over No. 2 Lancaster in the Class A final Thursday night at All High Stadium.
"Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation," which premiered May 24 in Hollywood, will hold a special premiere Saturday in Syracuse for members of the Haudenosaunee and their guests. The documentary features footage from the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, which were held on the Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse.
Showing open to the public is Saturday, June 24 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM/
The feel-good buzz coming out of Jamesville-DeWitt's first sectional championship in 24 years lasted less than 48 hours. Pain is temporary, and the break-through season for the Red Rams will still be viewed with joy and admiration.
“The WPLL is a two-part operation: it is both a professional lacrosse league and a development program for rising talent in our sport,” says WPLL’s Founder, Michele DeJuliis. “Though our obvious focus is lacrosse development, our practicum – for both professional players and rising talent – prioritizes character development as means to excelling in life on and off the field.
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Vestal, NY -- When the light switched [sic] is flipped, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team can be an electric bunch.
It took a half, but the switch came on in the second half and the Brothers dominated Chenango Forks in a 13-4 victory in the Class D high school boys lacrosse sub-regionals.
Corning -- Johnson City threatened. The Section IV boys lacrosse champions got a couple of quick goals in the second quarter to pull with two goals, at 6-4, of perennial power Jamesville-DeWitt. But the defending state Class B champions from Section III simply did what they usually do - go on a scoring run to put the game out of reach.
Penn Yan won their twenty-second Section Five Title (seventh consecutive) with a 13-6 win over Waterloo. The Mustangs scored the first four goals and held the Indians scoreless for the entire first quarter.
Victor won their fourth consecutive (and sixth overall) Section Five Title tonight with a 13-4 win over Canandaigua. The Blue Devils have reached the finals five straight times, with their loss four years ago against Canandaigua in overtime 11-10
It was a case of "new year, same result" for the girls lacrosse teams of Hamburg and Lake Shore High Schools on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs and Eagles both defended their Section VI titles in the finals.
It has been an emotional run since winning the Section II championship six days earlier in overtime. This time, they sported their typical red and white school colors on their uniforms along with a hefty dose of purple. That was in honor of 17-year-old Guilderland student Alyssa Gelfand, who died this week after a car crash over the weekend. (Two other high school-aged passengers were injured, though not critically.)
POTSDAM — Canton fans went home from Potsdam High School only partly happy Wednesday.
The girls lacrosse team claimed a Section 10 title with a 6-5 win over Massena, but the boys came up short in their matchup against St. Lawrence Central, falling 13-12.