Today on the Fred Opie Show Archie Perry, a student at the Belmont Hill School who Fred coached interviews host Fred Opie about his journey, infatuation with lacrosse, coping with ADHD, coaching with Chumash, launching the Fred Opie Show podcast in 2015, and a healthy perspective on youth sports.
Head coach Jenny Graap recently revealed Cornell's 2018 women's lacrosse schedule. The challenging regular-season slate features six teams that made appearances in the 2017 NCAA tournament as well as an exciting trip for the team to Sparks, Maryland, to play a match on Tierney Field at the brand new US Lacrosse Headquarters.
Max Seibald '09, one of the most decorated players in the history of the Cornell men's lacrosse program, will add another accomplishment to his illustrious post-collegiate playing career this summer when he participates in his third Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships.
"I was very concerned. There's some freshman that could help us. We basically got two weeks of practice in when all of a sudden, that's it. I was very concerned about the number of one-goal games that we had a year ago,'' Desko said before practice on Thursday. "Now, we may be asking some freshmen to (step in), without having fall lacrosse at the time. That can hurt, sure.
Penn Yan Academy senior Austin Blumbergs, son of Derek and Dusty Blumbergs, joins a long line of Mustang lacrosse players who will be going on to the Division I collegiate level of the sport when he steps onto the St. Bonaventure University campus next fall.
Beginning December 9th Dylan Donahue and The Platform present their College Elite Season Prep program, featuring 45 minutes of skill work and 45 minutes strength, speed, and conditioning each week. For more details email LaxSniperschool@gmail.com
The 2018 Face-Off Yearbook rankings aren't yet unveiled, but you can get a sneak peek at a handful of team's rankings as Ken Stockmann and I break down the DIII landscape post-fall and look at 10 of the most interesting teams.
This week, Fulton had an astounding five senior girls varsity lacrosse players commit to playing at the NCAA Division I level. Hannah Burlingham, Hailey Carroll, Mckenna Chesbro, Jordan Coulon, and Mallori Kitts officially signed their letters of intent together during a brief ceremony on Tuesday at G. Ray Bodley High School.
“The roots of lacrosse tie deep into the history of the Native American culture.” States NLL Commisioner, Nick Sakiewicz, “We are very proud of the rich diversity found throughout the NLL. Today, the modern NLL benefits from numerous Native North Americans playing key roles in ownership, as players and club executives working to expand the League. We are honored to be affiliated with this great culture and represent the rich heritage in the National Lacrosse League.” While the game has been forever connected to native culture, the increase in Native American presence across the NLL over the past decade has grown exponentially.
BOSTON (November 28, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the 2018 regular season will open on Saturday, April 21 with three games: Denver at New York, Boston at Charlotte and Dallas at Chesapeake. The Blaze will host the Launch on Sunday, April 22 to close out the opening weekend. All game times have yet to be announced.
Of particular emphasis was the focus on player safety and the principles of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), which advocates a redesign of the youth lacrosse experience around the physical and cognitive development stages of a child. This includes an emphasis on small-sided versions of the sport that are better-suited for developing bodies. Based on the research we’ve conducted, younger kids and their coaches think small-sided play — indoors or outside — is just more fun.
Liverpool High School graduate and lacrosse player Krystyna Sterio experienced her first of two concussions when she was 15, yet she didn’t recognize the symptoms until days later. A sophomore at the time, she was a member of the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club and was at practice when she was hit in the head with a ball. Because blows to the head with sticks, balls and even other players are common, she just shook it off. Sterio went down, got up, had a quick interaction with the coaches and continued to play.
“I really didn’t think anything of it,” she said. “Also, there were a lot of college coaches watching us practice so I didn’t want to sit down.”
Kevin Ross '07, MBA '13 – A three-time All-MAAC First-Team honoree and the 2006 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, Ross becomes the seventh former men's lacrosse played to be enshrined into the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame.
The Canisius men's lacrosse team has chosen its leadership group for the 2018 season, first-year head coach Mark Miyashita announced Tuesday. Senior Steven Coss was tabbed team captain. Senior Connor Kearnan and juniors Logan Monroe and Michael Sanzone will serve as assistant captains.
This is the third and final article in a series on leadership written by National Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Dom Starsia. Previous articles identified “10 Principles of Coaching and Leadership” and “Key Leadership Qualities for Players.”
The roster is not the only thing that the Rochester Knighthawks bolstered through the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Just four days after naming Jake Withers, Austin Shanks and Eric Fannell to the active roster, the Knighthawks named the three first-round picks to the team’s lacrosse academy staff.
The growth of lacrosse can have its challenges, even in a traditional stronghold like Long Island.
A few years ago, the leadership of the Nassau County Police Activity League’s Youth Lacrosse League (NCPALYLL), which has over 500 youth teams, began noticing a troubling trend. Due to a shortage of volunteers, often times parents were being pulled off the sidelines and pressed into duty as coaches. No vetting of these impromptu coaches was being done. “Safety is our number one priority and we just didn’t know who was working with our kids,” said Mike Nelson, president of the NCPALYLL.
Indulge me one more time, please – or skip the first half of all this and go right on to the Cyber Monday stuff. Your choice…
Our dog died yesterday. Thirteen year-old Dexter, the yellow Lab we adopted back when he was seven, just plain wore out and died of old age. There was no decision to take him to the vet to be “put to sleep” – he just breathed his last breath right there near my feet as we watched TV yesterday afternoon. I watched his muscles relax, saw his chest stop moving, and knew that he was gone.
Taking a saliva sample from concussed youths may provide a more accurate assessment of how long symptoms could last compared with current methodologies, according to researchers at Penn State University.
There is no bond like that between father and son. That’s why my favorite lacrosse moment of 2017 was when Virginia’s Zed Williams returned to Charlottesville during the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ April 9 game against North Carolina after the death of his father, Daniel.
I’ve been working closely with Samir Chaudry and Colin Rosenblum for the better part of the last 5 years. Together, we created my youtube channel, worked through internal company marketing campaigns, ideated on new projects, and consulted on a number of others. They’re writers, directors, producers, onscreen talent, and entrepreneurs. I’m lucky to have met two guys with vast ingenuity, creativity, and work ethic.
With the HOME OPENER ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8 less than two weeks away, the Buffalo Bandits took to the turf at KeyBank Center on Saturday for its annual open practice, offering fans a first glimpse at the team’s revamped roster for the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season.
For Griffin Cook, putting on a J-D jersey brings a special honor to him. Since Cook could walk, he's dreamed of carrying on the Red Rams tradition.
"Being so close with Ryan I had that unique experience with the coach growing up. We just always had a great understand of just where each other would be and how we played. We kind of just fed off each other," he said. (Video 1:54)
“It was the most competitive camp we’ve had in a few years,” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “The youth pushed and the veterans pushed back, and every spot was earned. We are excited where we are at today with this new group, but we also know we have a long way to go.”
“The coaching staff laid the ground rules right from the opening meeting of camp and the players brought the intensity right from the start,” Dietrich said. “We made some pretty tough decisions, but we are excited and confident that we are ready to go.”
Christmas came early. The 2018 All-Name Team is here. The 2018 edition features tremendous turnover from last year's, with lots of freshmen entering the mix. Farewell to Bear Altemus, Brickman House and others from last year.
Bill Pierce, the athletic director for the Corning-Painted Post school district in upstate New York, where the varsity and junior varsity girls’ lacrosse teams last season were required to wear headgear, said it was an easy decision.
“We put mouth guards on their teeth and have them wear goggles to protect their eyes,” said Pierce, citing two established, obligatory pieces of equipment in girls’ lacrosse. “The most valuable commodity they have is their brain, so we were all in when it came to protecting the most important part of their body.”
A little-noticed but unprecedented court ruling could rip the lid off the NCAA's concussion settlement by putting a fundamental question back on the legal table: Does the organization that covers collegiate sports have a duty to care for its athletes?
A Section Five Class D All-Tournament selection last season, he was also named to the NYSSWA All State First Team after recording 50g-14a in his junior year. He will start his fourth season with the Mustangs with 63g-21a.
. . . it’s probably no surprise that the good old-fashioned backyard game this week is not football for the IL’ers. It’s a quick game of 4v4, and we’re drafting whomever we want. (Bonus: winning team gets to offload that tedious task of dishes onto those less fortunate folks who take home the L.)
Paul Rabil and Mark Millon host the top 65 high school players in the nation for a 72-hour training event in Baltimore, Maryland. Filled with rigorous training, strength & conditioning, playbook study, yoga, leadership meetings, and film, the players duke it out to be voted "Most Likely to Dominate" at their respective position.
Inside the historic Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Six Nations Reservation, Week 2 of Bandits training camp was loaded with fast-paced practices, two preseason games, an NLL media training session, meetings, meals, and – for some – a very quick sleep.
The Capital District lacrosse community is mourning the passing of Coach Rick Randall (Colgate). Coach Randall worked in the East Greenbush School District for forty years. During that time he served as Head Coach in football, boys basketball, boys lacrosse, and tennis. He also served as assistant coach in football, boys soccer, wrestling, boys lacrosse and baseball.
Cantor graduated from UAlbany in 2015, serving as an LSM. He played 59 games for the Great Danes from 2012-15, finishing with 85 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers, six goals and five assists in his career, earning 2015 America East All-Conference First Team honors.
Highlighting the Israel roster is former Tewaaraton winner Max Seibald, who starred for Cornell from 2006-09. Siebald competed for the U.S. national team in both the 2010 and 2014 World Championships, winning gold and silver medals, respectively.
On Monday November 20, 2017, the City of Albany and the US Lacrosse Communities Albany Project accepted a donation of 225 pairs of cleats collected from seven Dick’s Sporting Goods stores from the region. The donation is intended to support the continued growth of the game in the City of Albany.
Claremont College’s Pete Ginnegar, who has coached at various levels of college lacrosse for 34 seasons, will be the head coach. John Christmas, the former Virginia All-American attackman and current De La Salle (Calif.) coach, Francis Donald, the former Nazareth All-American long pole and current Bishop’s School (Calif.) coach, and Mike Allan, a two-time MCLA championship-winning coach at UC Santa Barbara, will be assistant coaches. Ivan Cohen will coach the goalies.
Citing "irreconcilable differences", the Canadian Lacrosse Association announced on Friday it was accepting the resignation of national team chairman Dean French, men's director Dave Huntley and indoor director John Mouradian.
Left off their press release was Gait, who as women's director led Canada to its first-ever gold medal at the 2015 world U19 field lacrosse championship and the senior team to its first silver medal at the 2017 world championships.
Major League Lacrosse last week revealed it is moving the Rattlers franchise from Rochester to Dallas for the 2018 season. The league unveiled partners and local lacrosse representatives — each of whom said all the right things. Then, in what was truly the one surprises of the news conference, MLL announced that the new coach of the Dallas Rattlers would be Billy Warder. That the Rattlers are moving to Dallas ,and they would be doing so without their greatest asset: Tim Soudan.
A product of Cornell University, Belisle also represented the United States in international competition and won the 2007 William C. Schmeisser Award, which is given to the NCAA’s most outstanding defenseman in men’s college lacrosse.
“Having this recording available now is a great benefit to our coach and official members, who can review all of the rule changes and points of emphasis well ahead of the 2018 season,” Gordon Corsetti, manager of the men’s officials development program at US Lacrosse, said.
Lyle Thompson is the all-time leading point scorer in NCAA Division 1 lacrosse history, a Tewaaraton trophy winner (our sport’s Heisman award), a pro lacrosse MVP, and NLL Champion. His legacy of success on the field will live on for generations to come.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team has brought on a new member to complement its coaching staff this past month when it announced that native Ithacan Jaedon Henderson would be joining the staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Henderson has already begun work with the squad during the fall non-traditional season and will continue to play a role with the coaching staff throughout winter training in preparation for the Bombers' 52nd varsity season this coming spring.
After a motion to derecognize the Women’s Lacrosse team failed 7-5-4, the SA Senate decided to recognize the team at a meeting Friday night, but deferred the team’s probation status to SA’s Executive Board.
The University of Louisville hired a new lacrosse coach Monday, just two weeks after former coach Kellie Young was fired after allegations of negligence became public.
The university's Athletic Association offered the position to Scott Teeter, the head women's lacrosse coach at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
Canisius director of athletics Bill Maher announced Monday that Scott Teeter, Canisius' head women's lacrosse coach for the past 16 seasons, has resigned his post at the College to take the head coaching position at the University of Louisville.
Canisius will begin a national search in an effort to have the position filled as soon as possible.
We are currently in an era in which card collecting has declined in popularity. But, I have always believed that cards can educate and inspire. A concept that promotes connections between fans and players while building knowledge and love of the game cannot be bad. I hope that all professional teams continue to utilize lacrosse cards to these ends.
This year… well, this year I’d like to update the 2013 piece. So much has happened since then. I’ve retired from teaching, started coaching varsity boys’ lacrosse at Oswego HS, and even begun refereeing, so I’d like to give thanks this week to the people and organizations that continue to open doors for me and my family…
The preseason edition of the I-90 rivalry headed to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) Sunday morning and the Rochester Knighthawks emerged victorious, taking down the Buffalo Bandits 12-8. With the win, the Knighthawks improved to 2-0 in the preseason, while Buffalo fell to 1-1.
RANDOLPH, NJ- Senior Max Pinilis kicked off a busy week of collegiate commitment letters at Randolph high school when he officially signed his letter of intent to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Hobart College. Pinilis, who plans to study economics and political science in college, has some family familiarity with Hobart; his father also played Lacrosse at the school.
Fans of the Thompson brothers, a family of pro-level lacrosse players from Syracuse, N.Y., call their heroes by their first names.
"I came to see the Rush play and see Georgia, and see Lyle and Jeremy and all them play," said 13-year-old Michael Spoonhunter, a young lacrosse player from Saskatoon.
“I have been coming to these games ...since the 2007-2008 school year," he said. "I mainly come to soccer games, football games, volleyball matches, boys and girls basketball during the winter, ice hockey games and then softball, baseball and lacrosse in the spring.”
The photographers had to keep backing up as more and more people kept stepping into the frame…
It was the National Letter of Intent Ceremony at Ithaca High School, and the five Little Red Athletes who were there to sign letters were asked to pose together. Then, their parents were asked to join in. Next up were the coaches, then the athletic department members, then the school board members. Indeed, it takes a village.
Senior Ryan Hilburn, junior Michael Laviano and senior Jack Wilson (F-M) will join graduate student Brian Badgett and senior Conor Okmin as captains of the Boston University men's lacrosse team for the 2018 season, as announced on Friday.
As part of the program, Bandits players Mark Steenhuis, Mitch Jones, Craig England and Josh Byrne, as well as the Bandits’ mascot, Rax, will visit Western New York and Southern Ontario schools to deliver informative and interactive presentations for both students and teachers. Over the past three years, the Bandits School Program has been able to reach 300 schools and work with 80,000 students.
Host Fred Opie interviews Syracuse Lacrosse Alum and Hall of Famer Casey Powell. They talk about growing up in Carthage, New York and how lacrosse came to his community, how he, his brothers, and neighborhood kids created a winning lacrosse culture out of what they observed from upstate New York powerhouse West Genesee High School and attending Syracuse University lacrosse games during the era of the Gait brothers.
O’Brien, a senior who played at midfield last season for the Cavaliers, will compete for the Division II Greyhounds, who finished 13-5 last season and were named the most improved Division II women’s program in the country by the LaxPower website.
The Gaffer Elite 2020-2021 Team won their first Championship as a combined squad going 3-0 at the Brine Fall Ball Tournament in Maryland. The team was led by the stellar play of goalie Elon Friends and a great defense of poles: Chase Blumbergs, Max Giordano, Seth Hogue, Alex Jacobs, Chase Smith and Rory Thompson. The defense gave up a combined 8 goals in three games.
In 2013, the Sports Business Journal named Rochester the second best minor league sports market in the country. This year, Rochester ranks 70th, and that doesn’t factor in the Rattlers leaving town – or the Rhinos, currently in major financial trouble.
I spent the week in Los Angeles for meetings, media, podcasts, workouts, and...a hike in the Canyons. My buddies and channel co-creators, Colin and Samir joined me. We talk about the hottest topics in the game and give our take. What do you think?
from the Rochester Rattlers and Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the Rochester Rattlers will relocate to Frisco, Texas and will be rebranded as the Dallas Rattlers for the 2018 MLL season. The team will play its home games at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility and the site of the 2017 MLL Championship Game.
According to LSN, Billy Warder (Geneva) has been named the Head Coach of the Dallas Rattlers. Warder has a long history as an assistant coach in Major League Lacrosse, all of it with the Rattlers spread over different seasons. He played in both the NLL (forward) and MLL (midfielder), and was a standout goalie at Hobart College, where he also coached after graduating.
Sweetlax Upstate 2023 competed and won the Famous Autumn Classic in Aberdeen, MD, this past Sunday, November 12th. Going undefeated on the day and compiling an impressive 57 goals for and only 7 against on the day, Sweetlax put together its most impressive performance to date.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their theme nights for the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season. Every home game, the Knighthawks will start the party off with a pregame happy hour, featuring $2.00 beer specials and a live band in the upper atrium bar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. for season ticket holders).
Judge Sanders' memorandum first begins by going into the backstory of how Trematerra and the MLL began their negotiations in 2014. Shortly after those early negotiations, Trematerra formed Atlanta Lacrosse Club, LLC and purchased equity interest in the MLL. The Court actually does a really good job breaking down the ownership structure of the MLL, in the memorandum from page one:
Christian Brothers Academy was the site for a national letter of intent ceremony Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by a total of six student-athletes all signing to continue their athletic careers at the Division-I level.
The Orange [Men] resumed workouts Monday after the program shut down for more than a month because of a mumps outbreak on campus. That pause cost the team weeks of practice as well as scrimmage competition. But now the Orange has been cleared to play again.
It appears Dallas-Fort Worth is getting a Major League Lacrosse franchise next year, as the league is set to make a "major announcement" Thursday morning at The Star in Frisco.
The official announcement is set for Thursday at 10 a.m. at The Star. It will also be broadcast on Lax Sports Network (LSN). Joining Gross in the announcement will be Bill Goren of Dallas Lacrosse and Chad Estis, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president of Business Operations.
I've received the question a few times since early summer and finally got around to checking on the answer: Yes, the Syracuse CBA boys lacrosse team will remain in Class D next spring despite winning a NYSPHSAA championship at that level last spring.
Wyatt joined Gaffer Elite Lacrosse during the summer of 2016 and immediately impressed the staff with his smooth style and ability to beat defenders consistently. It didn’t surprise anyone when he committed to Division Two College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
The 2018 Tournament will again feature two divisions in each region- the Command Division and Highlight Division. The Command Division will showcase players from the 2021 and 2022 high school graduation years, while the Highlight Division will feature the 2019 and 2020 players. Each division will compete within itself at the tryouts and main event.
Tanner John played his entire fourth year at Hobart College assuming it would be his last as a college men’s lacrosse player. But he got to the end, a 5-4 loss to Bryant in the Northeast Conference championship, and wanted to write a different ending. Technically a redshirt junior due to a freshman year injury, John remembered a conversation with his friend Adam Hardy, an assistant coach at the University of Tampa, about playing his fifth year at the Division II school in Tampa Bay, Fla.
CHENANGO FORKS, N.Y. -
Chenango Forks Senior, Brooke Maietta, signed her National Letter of Intent Monday to play Division I Women's Lacrosse at Binghamton University. Maietta is a three-time Section IV All-Conference player, three-time Section IV Class C Champion, and has a 99 overall GPA.
The UB women’s club lacrosse team lost close to $15,000 and its club status has been in limbo since last spring, after an Instagram account associated with the team prompted harassment and hazing accusations and punishment from the Student Association. But the SA may have mishandled the case and funds, which were the subject of bickering and confusion during an SA Senate meeting Friday night.
"Last year was embarrassing."
That was the first sentence delivered by Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich, Saturday, in front of the entire training camp roster of 37 players and team personnel Saturday morning.
Outfitting a lacrosse player is so different today, because there are just so many more choices. There was a time, a simpler time, maybe from about 1975 to 2000 or so, when there were two choices – Brine or STX. The supplier of all suppliers was LaxWorld, located down in Baltimore, and high school teams as well as college teams would schedule two stops whenever they came to town – Johns Hopkins’ hallowed Homewood Field, and LaxWorld.
Kempney, who has played varsity lacrosse with the Comets since she was in the eighth grade, totaled 117 points for Carthage last season, which ranked third in Section 3, including 68 goals and 49 assists. Kempney, who also won 65 draw controls as a junior, helped guide the Comets to the Section 3 Class B title game in May.
After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick off the 2017-18 campaign:
OHSWEKEN — At least in lacrosse circles the number 88 points directly towards Six Nations and Cody Jamieson.
In his sixth season as a pro, all of them with the Rochester Knighthawks, Jamieson was a big part of the 2012 to 2014 three year run as NLL’s Championship Cup winning teams and innumerable hi-light real goals. This past summer, Jamieson served as ambassador for the North American Indigenous Games.
Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes. In particular, ACL injuries occur at a three- to six-times greater rate in females compared to male athletes playing the same sports.
The Knighthawks will honor our men and women in uniform that evening when they host the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. In appreciation of our armed forces, all military members, veterans, and reservists are able to receive one complimentary ticket to the game.
Abbadessa in 2015 earned Patriot League Rookie of the Year, helping the Raiders win the conference championship and advance to the NCAA tournament. Last year, he finished second on the team in points with 35 – scoring 21 goals with 14 assists. Abbadessa led the Raiders in points six times for second on team, posted three hat tricks and registered six multi-goal games.
Orr is a three-year faceoff specialist who last season posted a .546 percentage at the X. He contributed a career-high 22 faceoff wins to spark Colgate's 16-11 triumph over Siena and also assisted on two goals that afternoon. Orr's best faceoff percentage game was a 19-of-24 (.792) effort at Cornell, and he added double-digit faceoff wins in five additional games.
Led Fairport High School in scoring for three straight years … scored 36 goals and handed out 16 assists as a senior last year … is currently enrolled at Avon Old Farms in Avon, Connecticut … scored over 100 goals in his high school career … also played basketball, helping Fairport reach the Class AA state championship game last winter.
The athletes all talked about their dedication to the sports they play and thanked their coaches and families. These are the things you expect to hear when 13 Victor High student-athletes gather in the school’s auditorium for their signing day.
Then Connor Keenan took the microphone and said much the same, along with why he chose the school he did, before providing some comic relief.
Lancaster, N.Y. (WKBW) - Lancaster High School saw 11 athletes sign athletic scholarships Thursday morning. Eight of the 11 athletes are headed to Division-I programs while the remaining three will be playing at the Division-II level.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their twenty-fifth Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. With more than one hundred and thirty in attendance, teammates, friends and family along with many members of the Hall of Fame, gathered to induct five individuals, and one team into the Greater Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
SPARKS, Md. — Jenny Levy, the highly-successful women’s lacrosse coach at the University of North Carolina, has been named as the head coach for the U.S. women’s national team.
“We were fortunate to have a tremendous pool of candidates, and Jenny really fit all of our needs,” said Kevin Ankrom, director of high performance for US Lacrosse. “She’s a proven winner, and she also has a passion for the development of the sport and helping to create the pathway from youth to world-class athletes.”
Nation United (NU) Director of Recruiting and Head Coach Troy Kemp played lacrosse and football at Colgate University. Kemp is the Founder and Director of the National Center for Development of Boys. He talks about NU’s mission to change the face of lacrosse and his favorite books on raising boys and more.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse is looking for an elite staff to help lead the national team in its preparation for, and competition in, the 2021 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Championship. Applications for the following positions on its women’s national team coaching and support staff are now available:
Assistant Coach (x3)
Assistant Team Manager
Applications for the coaching and support staff are due by Friday, Nov. 17. A full description of the job requirements is available in this application. To be considered, please send the completed application, a resume and a list of three references to Kevin Ankrom (email@example.com) with the subject line of National Team – Coaching Staff.
"Our staff is thrilled to announce both Sal Fama and Stephen Petrelli (Baldwinsville) as captains of our 2018 team," said McKeown. "Both Sal and Steve live the "Bearcat Standard" to the fullest extent. We are excited to see them lead the 2018 Bearcats to our next step."
VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton women's lacrosse head coach Stephanie Allen has officially announced the captains for the 2017-18 year. Redshirt seniors Callon Williams, Jocelyn Penteck and Brianne Arthur (Watertown) and senior Miriam Ghabarou (Cicero-North Syracuse) will lead the Bearcats in the 2018 season.
The Fall IL Invitational Weekend II is set for November 11-12 at UMBC. With 18 teams playing Saturday and 33 on Sunday, this weekend's Invitational is shaping up to be one of the most competitive events of the fall.
The Rochester Knighthawks received some great news this weekend about one of their top offensive players. After an offseason of training and conditioning, Cory Vitarelli was activated from the injured reserved list.
Training camps are underway across the board in the NLL and each of the nine teams have a different situation. While some teams, like the Rush, are carrying lighter load of 31 (or so) familiar players, other squads, like the Bandits and Knighthawks, are sporting a full 40-man roster in hopes of uncovering new talent. Out of the 287 athletes that got invited to camp, 29 Americans will get a shot at making the cut.
I’ll be living here for the next eight or so months to help out the good folks at Israel Lacrosse in their endeavors to put on the greatest FIL World Lacrosse Championships in history . . . Fifty national teams will be competing in the largest gathering of national programs in history. Just try and wrap your head around that one . . . FIFTY teams from all over the globe.
Canisius men's lacrosse head coach Mark Miyashita announced the Class of 2021 on Tuesday. The 12-member class includes seven student-athletes from New York, one from Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and Texas as well as one student-athlete from the province of Ontario.
Here is a list of New Jersey boys lacrosse players who have made a verbal commitments to an NCAA schools and can sign a national letter of intent during the early signing period, which begins Wednesday and ends in one week. Thirteen are headed to Upstate lacrosse programs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Heading into the 2018 season, Providence College men’s lacrosse Head Coach Chris Gabrielli will return James Barclay ’18 (Toronto, Ontario), Tate Boyce ’19 (Matthews, N.C.) and Austin Goltz ’17 (Orchard Park, N.Y.) as team captains. Gabrielli and staff will add Conner Byrne ’18 (Hicksville, N.Y.) and Brendan Kearns ’19 (Wantagh, N.Y.) as newly-elected captains of the men’s lacrosse program.
Chapter 2 of #TheSeason2018: Thumbs Up. Get an inside look at the special relationship between North Carolina and Ohio State born out of shared support for the Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund, and their marquee event of the fall. Additionally, check in on Duke's speed work and Syracuse's public health issue.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Jordan Durston to a two-year deal. The Bandits also announced that transition player Alex Bohl and defenseman Charles Scanlan have been signed to one-year contracts.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced that individual tickets for the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season will go on sale on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m. The Knighthawks will open their 24th season on Saturday, Dec. 9 when they host the Calgary Roughnecks at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, and at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office. This season, the Knighthawks are offering no per ticket service charge when purchasing on Ticketmaster.com.
Tsha Thoñ’nhes is proud to announce the 2018 New Yea’ Open. This is the inaugural event for the Yea’ Open. It is an open men’s box lacrosse tournament with modified box lacrosse rules (ie. no cross check or slash). The event is set for January 6th and -7th. The tournament will feature teams from the Haudenosaunee as well as teams from the US and Canada. There are still spots available for teams to register for the tournament. Please contact Ed Shenandoah for details.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- For the third year in a row, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation and is raising funds to support cancer victims through the organization's annual Lax Stache Madness campaign.
Dr. Richard Ginsburg took a deep breath and chuckled.
"Being a parent is humbling," said Ginsburg, the co-director of the Paces Institute for Sport Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, faculty member at Harvard University, US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee member and co-author of "Whose Game Is It, Anyway?"
"As a parent, I'm getting more and more data on myself. I'm amazed at how many mistakes I'm making, and how often I can get swept up in the very things that I'm warning parents about. I've studied this, and I've written books about it. And I still find myself vulnerable to these things," Ginsburg said.
Every summer, the various governing bodies meet to parse out innovative ways to make the sport safer, fairer, more exciting and more accessible. Here are seven significant developments that came out of the 2017 offseason.
You remember this exchange in Kevin Costner’s 1989 classic Field of Dreams, right? (if you don’t, you need to see the movie again):
John Kincella: “Is this heaven?”
Ray Kincella: “No, this is Iowa.”
Well, on Saturday afternoon I knew I was in Tully, NY for the 13th annual Cornfield Classic, but that didn’t stop me from thinking about Field of Dreams. For this old-school, veteran coach, player, parent, writer, and referee, the fields at Tully High School were about as good as it gets.
After a fall in which coaches were encouraged to experiment with a shot clock by the NCAA Rules Committee, there is a growing consensus that its addition to men’s lacrosse is inevitable. However, that doesn’t mean there is any agreement about exactly what form it should take.
Canisius senior Erica Evans will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time after the All-American midfielder tore the ACL in her right knee on Oct. 22, in a fall-ball game at Loyola (MD) in Baltimore, Canisius head coach Scott Teeter announced Saturday. Evans will undergo surgery to repair her ACL in the near future and she will be out of action until the late spring, where she will then be reevaluated by Canisius' team doctors and the school's sports medicine staff.
Nick Conklin has committed to play Division One lacrosse at St. Bonaventure next fall. Conklin has been the top Gaffer Elite 2018 defenseman for the last three years. The Gaffer coaches have been consistently impressed with his physical style outstanding stickwork and coach-ability. As a highly recruited pole he had many interested schools, but selected the Bonnies to be a part of this new program in Upstate New York.
HAMILTON – A pair of three-game homestands – one in in February and one in March – headline a seven-game 2018 home schedule for Colgate Men's Lacrosse. Both of those homestands involve a mixture of nonconference and Patriot League play. After opening Feb. 10 at Marist, Colgate is home for Binghamton, Cornell and Bucknell to finish the February portion of the schedule.
Many of the best lacrosse tournament operators in the country have joined US Lacrosse in efforts to improve the youth experience by implementing US Lacrosse player-segmentation guidelines, age-appropriate playing rules and sanctioned tournament standards.
After nine years in the National Lacrosse League, Georgia Swarm defenseman Mitch Belisle (Cornell) announced his retirement Friday. The 32-year-old spent the last five years of his career proudly wearing blue and yellow and became a fan favorite with his energetic and aggressive defense on the floor.
Last season, when the league released their list of changes, they released a document that contained just the changes, and they also released the entire rule book with the changes in bold text.
This year, they just released the new rule book. All 134 pages of it. There was no guidance on how to find the changes (some changes were in bold, but not all), so I went through the 2018 and 2017 rule books and compared them page by page and paragraph by paragraph.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team’s training camp schedule and roster. The camp will open on Saturday, Nov. 11 at KeyBank Center. The training camp schedule is highlighted by three preseason scrimmages, six practices and the team’s annual open practice and autograph session.
Kidsday reporter Michael Felicetti of Lindenhurst is aiming to play lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Can you imagine being 10 years old and already knowing what college you want to go to? A couple years ago I watched the Syracuse University lacrosse team play a game on TV and I said to myself, “I hope that’s me one day.”
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - The Niagara University women's lacrosse team and head coach Wendy Stone announced the 2018 regular season schedule on Thursday. The Purple Eagles' 17-game schedule features seven home games, including the season opener on Saturday, Feb. 17 against the Binghamton Bearcats.
There was some surprise when the NCAA passed lacrosse-specific legislation earlier this year to help curtail early recruiting in the sport, but a recent survey conducted by the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee illustrated that lacrosse was on the leading edge of early recruiting.
One of the most noticeable changes this season will be amendments to the league’s playoff format. The new and improved format will now feature sudden death games throughout both the divisional semi-finals and finals.
It’s Friday night. The conclusion to the third week of classes and the evening that captains invite their peers out to the field for an “open lacrosse” scrimmage. Atsap’s Android buzzes with one of his senior’s caller ID. A recap of the energized run under the lights, perhaps? Sort of — 28 gut-punching characters.
Coach, Cito might have torn his ACL.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today named U.S. men’s indoor team coach Regy Thorpe as a speaker for boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2018 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 19-21 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Sean Wiser 2018 Gaffer Elite attackman has committed to play Division Three lacrosse at DeSales University located near Allentown, PA. Over the last three years he has consistently been one of the top all around scorers for the Gaffer Elite 2018 Team.
Today on what got you there Sean is joined in studio by the greatest lacrosse player of all time Casey Powell. Casey’s love for the sport started in the small town of Carthage, New York and from there Casey went on to be a 4 time All American at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse Casey won a national championship and was the recipient of 2 NCAA Division 1 Most Outstanding Player awards.
Since his college career, he's continued his success, ranking first in MLL history in points and won the league's MVP award at the age of 38 in 2014. Powell is also the only American-born player to ever be named the NLL MVP.
(November 1, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with Gilda’s Club Rochester, rolled out their Second Annual Movember Mustaches for Cancer Contest to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research. Last year, the Knighthawks doubled their fundraising goal by bringing in $4,100 to fight a disease that affects about one in seven men.
(October 31, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed goalie Craig Wende (pronounced Wendy) to a one-year deal. Wende will join the team this week, as Rochester opens training camp Nov. 3-4 in Six Nations.