BOSTON - The University at Albany men's lacrosse team earned two America East weekly awards to cap off the regular season, the conference offices announced Monday. JD Colarusso was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Tehoka Nanticoke was named Rookie of the Week.
The Rush Henrietta Boys Lacrosse Club is conducting a summer modified league for boys entering grade 7 or 8 in September of 2018, our 18th year. Games will be played at the Veteran's Memorial Park on Wednesday's beginning June 13th through July 25th.
ROCHESTER, NY - Sweetlax Lacrosse is proud to announce that three members of the 2018 graduating class have been named to the Under Armour All-American Team. Selected for this prestigious honor are John John Lombardi (Salisbury CT/Cornell University), Tanner Hay (Victor NY/University of Albany) and Chase Scanlan (IMG Academy FL/Loyola University).
According to Quint and the experts on ESPNU, it sounds like we might actually end up with four ACC teams in the NCAA tournament. But I imagine there will be some high-level math and a good amount of sweat happening in the coaches’ offices this week.
As the final buzzer sounded at Princeton’s Class of 1952 Stadium on Saturday, Cornell men’s lacrosse saw the end of its impressive seven-game win streak — a run that helped catapult the team to near the top of the national rankings.
It was the second time in three years that Cornell’s regular season ended with a loss on its conference rival’s turf. But this time, the Red’s season isn’t over. The Ivy League tournament is less than a week away, and Cornell is one win away from a potential date with national No. 1 Yale for a rematch of a loss earlier this season.
Elmira, NY – MaryClare Bowes (Irondequoit) led all players with four goals and two assists as the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team earned a 13-7 road win at Elmira College in their regular season finale on Sunday.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office has released its tournament field for the 2018 Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament, selecting Morrisville State College as the overall top seed after the Mustangs finished the conference campaign with an undefeated 8-0 record.
The Mustangs, who won its fourth straight regular season title and are three-time NEAC defending champions, will host fourth seeded Keuka College Wednesday on Drake Field in Morrisville. The opening face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.
ROCHESTER - The MCC women's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a 24-5 victory over Erie Community College on DiMarco Field Saturday afternoon.
The Tribunes will carry an 8-0 record and a 91-game winning streak overall into the postseason. Monroe will be the top seed in next weekend's Region III tournament at Onondaga Community College.
The No. 3 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team dismantled Monroe Community College 22-6 at Lazer Field in Syracuse April 28 to capture one of two National Junior College Athletic Association Region-III titles and advance for a chance at another national championship.
There were rainy days but also a couple of days with sunshine last week . One hundred and eighty-one games have been played thus far. Webster Thomas (10-0) beat Penfield and Hilton to remain the only undefeated team at this point.
Looking Ahead - With almost fifty games scheduled for this week, there will certainly be some good ones. There is no doubt that there will be big crowds on hand at Webster Thomas to see the Titans play Victor. Among our other picks are.
The Homer latest CNY high school boys lacrosse poll has become top-heavy with Class C teams. Homer took over the top spot last week, and now Jamesville-DeWitt has moved in right below, at No. 2, following a big win over West Genesee.
The Fayetteville-Manlius girls kept rolling, adding West Genesee and Christian Brothers Academy to their list of victims. But the Hornets weren't dominant. F-M won those games by a total of three goals.
There is no need for headlines in bold or to underline the recent success of the Victor boys lacrosse team.
It is loud and clear, front and center and easy to see.
“They have a ton of talent, they’ve won state championships three years in a row and are well-coached," Webster Thomas co-captain and senior midfielder Matt Hill said.
For girls' lacrosse, the years after the new helmet rule went into effect had significantly greater frequency of both concussions and musculoskeletal injuries compared to the years before players wore helmets. But there were no significant differences in concussions or other injuries in boys' lacrosse during the same time period.
“It’s just crazy how good this class is,” someone muttered in the Jamesville-DeWitt press box about the Red Rams’ underclassmen.
A nine-game win streak, a roster filled with youth and talent, and yet another statement win make that assertion anything but crazy.
The Shanley sisters provided most of the offense, the Hornets defense held strong down the stretch, and Fayetteville-Manlius remained perfect on the season, winning their tenth game in a row, 15-13 over Christian Brothers Academy in a non-league girls lacrosse contest. (Plus 30 Photos)
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A light day on the local high school sports schedule with a lone boys' non league lacrosse matchup in Adams Saturday afternoon as the South Jeff Spartans hosted Syracuse.
Drew Liguori collected three goals and one assist Saturday to lead Shenendehowa over Shaker 9-7 in Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse. Jack Cheney and Luke Julien each had three goals and one assist for the Blue Bison. The game was a rematch of last year’s Class A sectional final.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WOOD) — Forest Hills Central achieved something no other public school has been able to do to Brother Rice on Saturday.
The Rangers’ lacrosse team traveled to the east side of the state and defeated the Warriors 12-5. It was the first loss Brother Rice’s lacrosse team has been defeated by a public school since lacrosse became a sanctioned sport by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
The winningest season in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse came to an end in the NJCAA Region III District A Championship game Saturday as the Panthers lost to national powerhouse Onondaga Community College, 35-2. The season ends with a record of 9-4 for the Panthers while the Lazers advance to the national tournament with a record of 13-0.
The Canisius women's lacrosse program scored early and often as it routed rival Niagara, 17-7 in the first round of the MAAC tournament on Saturday night at the Demske Sports Complex. With the win Golden Griffins improved to 10-8 overall and ended the Purple Eagles season, as Niagara finished 8-10 and 5-3 in conference.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 15th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team ensured that its season would continue for at the very minimum one more game on Saturday afternoon when IC retook the field at Higgins Stadium for the Quarterfinal Round of the Liberty League Tournament.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The 19th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team hit the road for the final game of its regular season on Saturday evening when it headed to Rochester for a tricky contest at RIT. The Bombers ensured that they would continue their positive momentum heading into postseason play, scoring a come-from-behind 14-10 victory over the Tigers to complete the program's first run through League play with a 9-1 mark in its inaugural season.
Saturday night in ‘Banditland’ may have felt all too familiar to the Buffalo Bandits (8-10) as they dropped a crucial game to the Rochester Knighthawks (10-8) by a score of 15-13. Buffalo has struggled all year with trailing throughout games and their final game of the season was no different.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Senior attackman Justin Kesselring (Fairport) scored five goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 16-10 win over Southern New Hampshire University in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday at Ted Grant Field.
UAlbany: Jakob Patterson led UAlbany with four goals, three on man-up situations. Tehoka Nanticoke notched three goals and two assists while Connor Fields had a goal and four assists. JD Colarusso got the victory in goal with 11 saves and six goals allowed with TD Ierlan winning 15-for-20 on faceoffs, grabbing nine ground balls.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – Eleven different players scored goals as the Cortland men's lacrosse team earned the top seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament with a 19-8 victory at Potsdam Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 10-6 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while the Bears ended their season at 4-11 and 1-5.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior midfielder Erin Cregan totaled five goals and an assist, while first-year attacker Hannah Marafioti scored four goals to give the Knights a 21-9 victory at State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Potsdam, Saturday.
GENEVA, N.Y.—Junior Matthew Pedicine broke the Hobart Division I season record for faceoff percentage with another dominating performance at the X today. He won 13-of-19 faceoffs against Sacred Heart, finishing the season with a .659 winning percentage.
ELMIRA, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team locked up the number two seed in next week's Empire 8 Conference Tournament, with a 21-5 win over Elmira on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in the Empire 8, while the Soaring Eagles fall to 2-10 overall and 1-6 in the conference.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Seniors Kelsie Schindler and Claire Bollin both celebrated their Senior Day with surpassing the 100 career point mark in a Fisher uniform, as the No. 20 St. John Fisher College Cardinals won their tenth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, taking down Elmira 21-1 at Growney Stadium. With the win, Fisher improves to 15-2 overall and 7-1 in the Empire 8, while the Soaring Eagles fall to 3-12 overall and 1-7 in the conference.
GENEVA, N.Y.—The No. 17 William Smith College lacrosse team clinched the No. 1 seed in the Liberty League Tournament for the third year in a row with a 15-4 victory over Skidmore today on Boswell Field.
ROCHESTER, NY – Hartwick men's lacrosse went on the road to beat Nazareth 12-10 on Saturday to claim a spot in the upcoming Empire 8 Conference Tournament. It marks the second straight playoff appearance for the Hawks.
UTICA, NY -- The Utica College men's lacrosse team fell behind early and could not rally back as the Pioneers dropped a 23-5 decision on senior day against Alfred University in Empire 8 Conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday.
PRINCETON, N.J. – A five-goal third quarter by Princeton proved too much for the No. 8 Cornell men's lacrosse team to overcome, as the Tigers earned a hard-fought 14-8 victory on its Senior Day at Class of 1952 Stadium. The loss snaps the Big Red's seven-game winning streak as Cornell slips to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Megan Gonzalez (Miller Place) recorded a career-high seven points on a career-best four goals and three assists to lead the nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to an 18-6 victory versus Buffalo St. Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Red Dragons won their eighth consecutive game, improving to 13-4 overall and 8-0 in the SUNYAC, while the Bengals fell to 7-10 and 3-5.
A late shot with a chance to equalize it in the final seconds sailed wide and the No. 12 Syracuse (7-6, 4-0 ACC) men's lacrosse team fell 11-10 to No. 11 Virginia (11-4, 1-3 ACC) in the ACC Semifinals.
Indeed, the Lake Erie College women’s lacrosse team is 13-2 this season and a pair of Canandaigua Academy graduates are leading the way. It’s a sweet reward for senior defender Haley Abraham and junior goalie Harmony Moore, who helped Lake Erie clinch the Great Midwest Athletic Conference regular season championship on Tuesday with a win over Ursuline College.
A vast majority wore helmets, deciding this season to take advantage of a rule the NCAA implemented last year allowing women to use that piece of equipment.
But the wearing of helmets remains voluntary, and over the course of the schedule the Orange has given the idea a collective thumbs down. Now, only one Syracuse regular continues to use that gear: sophomore midfielder Kerry Defliese.
For the second year in a row, Loyola Academy played defending state champion Victor in Section 5, Central New York dynasty West Genesee in Section 3 and then Section 4 power Ithaca.
Playing any one of the three is best done with at least a couple of days of preparation, followed by two days to recover after the contest. The Jesuit school from Wilmette, Illinois, tackled all three opponents in a span of about 48 hours.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - The Elmira boys lacrosse team battled to a big win on senior day at Ernie Davis Academy. Bailey Krawczyk scored four goals to pace a potent Express attack en route to victory, 12-8, over Binghamton on Friday afternoon.
(April 27, 2018)… Only one other time in the 24-year history of the I-90 rivalry has a regular-season finale had so much at stake for both the Rochester Knighthawks and the Buffalo Bandits.
Heading into Saturday’s game at KeyBank Center, both teams need a win to remain alive in the East Division playoff race. Rochester (9-8) enters the contest tied for second in the division, while Buffalo (8-9) is tied for fourth.
Syracuse opens ACC Tournament play on Friday, seeking its third ACC Tournament title in the last-four seasons.
- The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Anish Shroff, Paul Carcaterra and Quint Kessenich on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while Drew Carter, Dana Grey and Tyler Aki will broadcast the game for WAER.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team returns to America East play this weekend, finishing out the regular season with a game at Hartford on Saturday, April 28th at 1 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on the newly-formed ESPN+. Marco Socci and Ryan Bagdikian are on the call from Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium in West Hartford.
DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored five goals to lead No. 17/19 Syracuse in its 21-12 loss to No. 5/5 North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament in Durham, N.C.
ROCHESTER, NY -- The top-ranked RIT (16-0, 8-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team closed out the regular season in style with a 17-7 win over Union College in the rain Wednesday afternoon from RIT's Turf Field. The Tigers earn the top seed and a first round bye in the Liberty League Tournament, which begins this weekend.
By now it's mostly a given the Corning and Ithaca boys lacrosse teams will face each other three times every season. If showdown No. 1 on Thursday night at Joe Moresco Stadium was an indication, Section 4 fans are in for a treat.
The Fulton girls lacrosse program saw one of their players reach a significant milestone during Thursday's 19-10 victory against Central Square and will likely get another into the same club next week. As part of a game-high nine-point performance, Red Raiders junior Keara Patterson joined the 300-point club via an assist to senior Hailey Carroll, who is currently stuck on 299.
Fayetteville-Manlius' perfect record was pushed to the limit at home on Thursday, but a five-point effort from Amanda Cramer helped propel the Hornets to a 10-9 victory over West Genesee. F-M is now 9-0 overall, including a 4-0 mark in SCAC Metro Conference play. (30 photos)
Thursday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were four one-goal games today as HF-L beat Spencerport, Aquinas bested Livonia-Avon in overtime, Waterloo beat B-H and Brighton defeated Schroeder. Pittsford played a close game but lost to Victor and Thomas remained undefeated with their win over Hilton.
When Syracuse played host at the Carrier Dome to a familiar and dangerous Albany team, few were surprised that the Great Danes won. But the way in which Albany crushed a youthful Orange squad in a 15-3 blowout raised many eyebrows.
More than two months later, it’s safe to say the Orange set the tone for a season of unusual mediocrity across the league, at least judged against the lofty standards of the five-team ACC.
Syracuse men’s lacrosse has two identities. There is the undefeated regular season Atlantic Coast Conference champions, a team that beat both Duke and Virginia on the road when each was ranked third in the country.
Then there’s the Syracuse team which has lost five of eight games out of conference, including Syracuse’s lowest offensive output under 20-year head coach John Desko in a 15-3 loss against Albany in the Carrier Dome.
In its first matchup with Virginia, Syracuse pulled out a thrilling victory. What does round two have in store? CitrusTV's Tyler Aki, Corey Spector and Chris Venzon breakdown the ACC Tournament semifinal, give their keys to the game and predict who will move on the championship.
WASHINGTON – Two UAlbany men’s lacrosse players, Connor Fields (Bishop Timon) and TD Ierlan (Victor), have been selected as 2018 Tewaaraton Trophy nominees, the Tewaaraton foundation announced on Thursday.
Fields and Ierlan are two of 25 men’s nominees for the 2018 Tewaaraton Trophy. The list was narrowed to 25 after a pair of watch list additions.
EXETER — Mike Penna entered the Exeter High School boys lacrosse program as a tiny freshman — standing 5-foot-3 and about 110 pounds. But he arrived with much bigger goals, to follow the footsteps left by his older brother, Sean, and one day commit to play Division I lacrosse in college.
WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that Cornell men's lacrosse sophomore Jeff Teat been named among the 25 nominees for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
SPARKS, Md. — Twenty individuals from the United States have been selected to serve in an officiating capacity at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship from July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel. A record 48 nations are scheduled to compete at the world championship.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's lacrosse team clinched its first SUNYAC Championship appearance since 2009 with a 13-10 victory over Potsdam (4-10, 1-4 SUNYAC) on a rainy and fog covered Wednesday night at Laker Turf Stadium. With the win, Oswego reaches the 10-win plateau (10-4) for the first time since the 1996 squad posted a 12-3 mark. It also moves to 3-3 in its final SUNYAC regular-season game, claiming the postseason tournament's No. 4 seed.
MARCY, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team claimed their fourth straight regular season conference title Wednesday, topping host SUNY Polytechnic by a 15-8 final score in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action in Marcy.
The Mustangs cap off the 2018 regular season with an undefeated 8-0 NEAC record, their third perfect slate in four seasons, and improve to 9-7 overall as they await conference tournament pairings, as announced by the NEAC office this weekend.
LOUDONVILLE, New York – Behind record breaking performances from several Red Foxes, Marist women's lacrosse defeated Siena 19-7 to close out the regular season as Co-MAAC Champs. Marist also clinched the number one seed for the tournament and will host.
Morgan Jaycox scored her career 100th point and Hailey Wagner broke her own single season draw control record. On Samantha Mehalick's seventh goal of the game, she scored her 100th goal. Her eighth goal not only tied a single game record, but gave her the single season record.
DURHAM, N.C. – Syracuse opens ACC Tournament play on Thursday, April 26 when it takes on defending champion North Carolina at 5 p.m. in Durham, N.C. The Orange are the No. 7 seed in the tournament, while the Tar Heels are the second seed. The game will be televised on RSN and ACC Network Extra. Fans can also listen to the broadcast on WJPZ 89.1Fm or give live updates on Twitter (@CuseWLax).
Stephen Rehfuss’ phone lit up with a 315 area code in January 2015, during Christmas break of his freshman year. Holy Cross had just granted Rehfuss his release and he was having lunch with his mom, Claire, who was reading the newspaper. Rehfuss looked up at her. “I don’t know what this number is,” Claire remembered him saying.
Rehfuss put the phone back down.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team wrapped up its regular-season slate on Wednesday afternoon when it welcomed Clarkson in what amounted to a playoff preview on the Higgins Stadium field turf. With both sides locked into their respective seeds heading into the Liberty League Tournament Quarterfinals this weekend, IC ensured that confidence would be with the home side this Saturday by pulling away from the Golden Knights for a 14-7 victory. The win improved Ithaca's record to 13-2 overall and 6-2 in its first cycle through the Liberty League.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomores Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) and Kerry Defliese have been voted to the women's lacrosse All-ACC Team. Hawryschuk earned first-team honors, while Defliese was named to the second team. The All-ACC Team members were chosen by a vote of the league's head coaches and announced on Wednesday, April 25.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – After leading, 3-2, at halftime, the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team outscored SUNY Oneonta, 11-0, in the second half to post a 14-2 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over the Red Dragons in the Cardinals' final regular-season home game Wednesday at the Field House Complex.
Sophomore Rachel Ryan (Hilton) tallied a career-best five goals to help the Canisius women's lacrosse program earn a 15-10 victory over rival Niagara, on Wednesday afternoon. With the win the Golden Griffins earned a share of the MAAC regular season title, with a 6-2 MAAC record and 9-8 overall mark. Niagara dropped 8-9 overall and 5-3 in conference action.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Graduate student Devin Phelps (Chittenango) scored two goals to become just the sixth player in program history to reach 100 career goals and 100 career assists as the Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Geneseo, 17-7, in SUNYAC action Wednesday afternoon. Phelps also added three assists and currently has 205 career points on 100 goals and 105 assists.
Garden City, N.Y. – Kole Pollack scored four first-half goals to lead top-ranked Adelphi University to an 11-8 win over the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday evening at Motamed Field.
Eager to prove themselves against a high-quality opponent, Homer did just that on Saturday afternoon in Baldwinsville. The Trojans pulled away late for a 13-10 victory on the home turf of the defending sectional Class A champion Bees.
Today on the show Joe talks to Brett Bucktooth, a graduate of Syracuse University. He was Joe’s teammate in 2006 when Brett received second team All-America honors. For Brett, lacrosse runs in his blood. On this episode we talk about how lacrosse runs in his family, the lessons his dad taught him, and how he earned a playing spot on Syracuse.
BALLSTON SPA -- Niskayuna lacrosse coach Mike Vorgang gave Ballston Spa credit for its timely defensive switch and the aggressive way it went about its rides, but even more so for its refusal to go away in today's Suburban Council game that matched state-ranked teams.
“I was doing the same thing wrong pretty much on every faceoff,’’ Ierlan said today. “I was able to pick that out pretty quickly and dissect it and make the changes I need to.”
Not that Ierlan was going to give away any secrets to his next foe, Hartford faceoff standout Dylan Protesto.
The last time that the Northstars and Cougars boys lacrosse teams played against each other, Cicero-North Syracuse attacker Josh Pickard ended the back-and-forth with a late game-winner. On Tuesday, the junior was right in the middle of a game-winning play again, as he found senior Austin VanDewalker for the sudden-death strike, giving the team a come-from-behind 7-6 overtime victory at home.
Sweetlax Lacrosse is proud to announce the 5th Annual Sweetlax Summer Showcase featuring elite boys lacrosse players from across the country who will have the opportunity to work with and show off their skills with top Head and Assistant College Coaches from DI, DII, and DIII schools.
The Mountain Hawks held the Raiders to their lowest scoring output of the season in an 11-6 decision. Winning for the fifth time in a row at home against Colgate, Lehigh advances to take on Navy in Friday's semifinals in Baltimore. Colgate gets ready for a May 5 nonconference matchup at Syracuse.
The SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team journeyed north to Potsdam today and came away with a lopsided 21-11 victory. The win for the Red Dragons secured a spot in the upcoming SUNYAC tournament that begins with first round games next Tuesday. Oneonta is now 8-6-1 overall and 4-3 in conference play with one game remaining in the regular season at Fredonia on Saturday.
Hamilton College's Chad Morse '19 and Clay McCollum '19 scored three goals apiece and the Continentals edged the Hartwick College Hawks 8-7 in non-conference action at Hamilton's Withiam Field on a mild Tuesday evening.
For four games in a row, the normal voice that barked orders from the back of Syracuse’s defense wasn’t there. When broken plays or quick faceoff wins resulted in transition for an opposing team, it was quieter than normal. Players were slower with sliding and understanding the situations at hand.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse team left campus on Tuesday afternoon with the immediate destination of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C.
Beyond that, the Orange couldn't be sure if it is bound for the NCAA playoffs or simply the end of the road.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Freshman goalie Annie Casey (Bay Shore) made a save on a point-blank shot with 2:51 remaining in the game to protect a one-goal lead, and the nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team tacked on two late goals to earn a 16-13 victory versus Brockport Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 12-4 overall and 7-0 in the conference, clinching the top seed in the upcoming league tournament. The Golden Eagles fell to 6-8 and 5-2 with the loss.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse team is set to host its fourth annual breast cancer awareness game in conjunction with senior day on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Lafayette.
Member of the women's lacrosse team will wear their special jersey with pink numbers and letters, in addition to other pink accessories, for Saturday's contest.
An MRI Monday revealed no further damage to Connor Fields’ knee.
He is still considered doubtful for Saturday’s game against Hartford — an important game for the Danes’ hopes to host the America East Tournament.
While UAlbany left that game with major concerns surrounding the health of senior star Connor Fields — the school had no update Monday regarding his status after he re-injured his right knee early in Sunday’s 14-6 loss — it also left that contest unwilling to make too much of its worst effort of the season.
The NCAA lacrosse committee is always faced with a plethora of variables. Most of them are sorted out on the field, and there’s a way to quantify them in some fashion.
But then there are trickier, often less-pleasant questions. And two weeks out from Selection Sunday, the committee might already be staring at one now.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Colgate is back in the Patriot League tournament for the first time since the Raiders won the 2015 championship. The Raiders take on Lehigh here Tuesday night in the 4 vs. 5 quarterfinal-round matchup. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
This is awesome! Lacrosse is huge here in WNY but for a high school player to be seen on the national stage...that doesn't happen very often. Last night that changed when the Hamburg Boys Lacrosse team not only made made SportsCenter's Top Ten plays of the day, but they finished close to the top!
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team picked up two America East awards Monday, with sophomore goalkeeper Erin Leghart being named Defensive Player of the Week and freshman midfielder Kendra Harbinger earning the Rookie of the Week honors.
Center Valley, Pa. - Loyola Maryland junior Pat Spencer was named the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive year. He led the Greyhounds to a share of the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed with hosting honors for the upcoming Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The postseason major awards and all-League honors were announced by the League office Monday morning.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will hold Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 28 when the Rochester Knighthawks come to KeyBank Center for the final regular-season game of the season.
Mike Vorgang, Section II’s career leader in boys’ lacrosse victories, reached another milestone Thursday when Niskayuna knocked off Albany 22-0 in the Surburban Council for the coach’s 400th varsity win.
Believe it or not, about half the NCAA D-I, D-II, and D-III men’s lacrosse programs will finish their lacrosse seasons this week. Most conferences have their league playoffs next week, and only the top four – or sometimes top six – teams get to play in the extra week.
J-D's Griffin Cook's seven points Saturday was just enough to give him sole possession of the top spot for Points in Section 3 with 50 (26 goals and 24 assists). Jake Morin of Auburn, Bryce Johnson of General Brown, Clinton's Devin Lee, and Chittenango's Patrick Donnor lead the other stat categories.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Playing its second game in less than 24-hours, the 20th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team looked no worse wear when it welcome[d] Vassar College for a 2:00 p.m. start at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers honored its graduating seniors in the Class of 2018 during a pre-game ceremony and then sent those seniors off a high note with a dominant 18-3 win over the visiting Brewers.
Connor Quimby is a senior attack for the Guilderland boys' lacrosse team. Quimby, who also plays for the Albany Power during the offseason, will next compete for Division II national power Le Moyne College. The top-ranked Dolphins have captured five national titles since 2004.
There are 3 weeks left in the NJCAA men’s lacrosse season, and on May 13th we will see a new champion crowned, but the Junior College Report will roll on! The championship and semifinal games will be played at Onondaga CC, just outside of Syracuse, NY, with the finals on Sunday (April 13th), preceded by the semifinals on Saturday (April 12th). It’s a back to back test of mettle, and soon we will know who has what it takes to bring the hardware home.
An April 15 defeat to Long Island powerhouse Mount Sinai humbled the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team, but was supposed to prove a spur toward better performances in the week that followed. Instead, the Brothers stumbled again in last Saturday’s trip to West Genesee, where it allowed the hungry Wildcats to shake off its own recent struggles and beat them by a score of 9-5.
“We just did not handle the ride well; overall, they just outplayed us, they were really prepared and played well.”- UAlbany head coach Scott Marr.
Recap: The #2 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team suffered a 14-6 defeat at #5 Yale on Sunday afternoon to complete its second game in three days.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 16/19 Syracuse broke an 8-8 tie with 11 unanswered goals to defeat Louisville, 19-8, in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, April 22. The Orange end the regular season with a 9-8 record, including a 1-6 record in ACC play. Syracuse is the No. 6 seed in next week's ACC Tournament and will take on No. 5/5 North Carolina in the quarterfinals.
LA PLUME, Pa. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team put together its best all-around performance of the season to take a 12-5 victory over Keystone College today in non-conference action in La Plume, Pennsylvania.
“We know what we’ve got to do,” said Knighthawks forward Joe Resetarits. “Next week we’ve just got to come out and play our best. We have to forget this one, get it out of us and worry about Buffalo next week.”
Colchester, Vt. – Freshman attackman Devin Andrews (Canandaigua Academy/Stony Brook) recorded four points as the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team clinched its 16th Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship with a 10-8 win over Saint Michael's College in NE10 action on Saturday morning at Duffy Field.
CANTON, NY – The No. 1 RIT (15-0, 7-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse clinched at least a share of its seventh straight Liberty League regular season title with a 15-13 win at No. 19 St. Lawrence University (10-4, 4-3 Liberty League) on Saturday afternoon. RIT led 11-3 at halftime and held off a furious second-half comeback by the Saints, who outscored the Tigers 10-4 in the second half.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will break from conference play for a matchup of top-5 teams in the nation, heading to Connecticut to play Yale on Sunday, April 22nd at 1 p.m.
The game will be broadcast live online on ESPN3, with Chris Cotter and Ryan Flanagan on the call. The game will be shown on tape delay on ESPNU at 6 p.m.
While Cook undersold his own involvement in the fourth-quarter push that saw J-D pull away, his foot on throat analogy is accurate. He had a part in four goals as the Red Rams scored five in the space of 4:44, suffocating the Hornets and earning a 13-9 win. J-D improved to 7-1 with the win, while F-M fell to 2-3.
Following a 13-10 victory over defending Class A sectional champion Baldwinsville this afternoon, Homer boys lacrosse coach Tom Cottrell gathered his team in front of the visitors' bench at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
"This was a great win," he told the senior-filled squad. "But it's just win number nine. We're not taking home any banners from here."
Two 2017 section champions carrying a pair of perfect records clashed at Jamesville-DeWitt High School on Saturday afternoon. And for the second time in as many seasons, Fayetteville-Manlius topped fellow Section III powerhouse J-D, pulling away in the second half for a 14-9 win.
Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Jack Brennan scored the overtime goal to give Irondequoit a 12-11 win over HFL tonight. Hilton won an 8-7 overtime win when Justin Mosher scored on a feed from Jordan DePetres. Marcus Whitman won an 11-9 victory over Gates Chili and Midlakes had a 10-8 win overt Mynderse.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 8 Big Red men's lacrosse team scored twice in the first 54 seconds of the game and never looked back as it rolled to a 19-5 Senior Day victory over Brown this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.
Brothers Joe and Danny Varello walked up to the faceoff X with the score knotted and less than 10 seconds remaining. The elder, Navy’s Joe, edged his younger brother on the clamp and swam free off his attempt at defense around the 40-yard line.
“Our decision on that face off was to set our guys back,” Joe said. “And if I could push the ball forward, to try and make a play.”
Canton, NY – The SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 12-2 win v. Alfred State College on Senior Day.
The Roos (11-5) led 5-0 after the first quarter and took a 7-1 lead into intermission. Trent Yule (Oswego HS) posted two goals and two assists in the opening half and Dante Coco added two goals and one assist. With his two first half goals Yule reached the 100 career goal scoring milestone.
Elmira, NY-- The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team collected their third straight win as they topped the Soaring Eagles of Elmira College on Saturday afternoon, 14-10. With the win, Sage is now 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the Empire 8. Elmira falls to 3-10 overall and 1-5 in the league. The five wins in a season is tied for the second most wins in a season as the 2018 Gators have tied the mark set in 2015 as the team added five wins in head Coach Lauren Marois' first season.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team cruised to a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win Saturday afternoon, handing the visiting SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers a 20-1 loss on Drake Field in Morrisville.
Twelve different Mustangs posted scores on the day to keep the hosts undefeated in conference action at 7-0, while improving to 8-7 overall on the season.
Schenectady, NY – Junior Jaid Baytos scored nine points, recording four goals and finding her teammates five times as well, as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team won its first ever game against Union College, downing the Dutchwomen 18-10 in Liberty League play Saturday afternoon.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will break from conference play for a matchup of top-5 teams in the nation, heading to Connecticut to play Yale on Sunday, April 22nd at 1 p.m.
The game will be broadcast live online on ESPN3, with Chris Cotter and Ryan Flanagan on the call. The game will be shown on tape delay on ESPNU at 6 p.m.
The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee released its second Top 10 rankings of the 2018 season on Saturday afternoon. Albany retained the top spot, and Maryland once again follows up in second place.
Tucker Dordevic scored with 58 seconds remaining to give the No. 9 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (8-5) the lead, but No. 16 Navy (9-4) scored twice in the final nine seconds of regulation to snatch victory at the Carrier Dome.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior midfielder Andrew Cummings (Fayetteville-Manlius) scored two goals while sophomore goalie Tyler Wetzel (Fairport) compiled a career-high 16 saves to lead the Knights to a 9-4 victory over visiting Potsdam, Saturday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's lacrosse.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team extended their winning streak to five straight on Saturday afternoon with a dominant 23-2 victory over SUNY Potsdam. The Golden Eagles are now 6-7 on the season, and rank second in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) standings with a 5-1 mark.
The No. 18 William Smith College lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game, building a 5-1 lead at halftime and went on to defeat the University of Rochester 11-5 in a Liberty League game played in Rochester, N.Y. today. With their fourth straight win, the Herons improve to 11-4 overall and 8-1 in conference play.
POTSDAM, N.Y. - Senior Cliff Kigar tied the game with 1:30 remaining in the fourth quarter and then tallied the game-winner with just 33 seconds left as the No. 17 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team defeated Clarkson University, 12-11, in a Liberty League game. With the victory, RPI's fourth straight, the Engineers improved to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in the conference. They sewed up the second seed in the league tournament and will host a semifinals game on May 2.
UTICA, N.Y. -- Visiting Nazareth dominated Utica Saturday in an Empire 8 Conference men's lacrosse game as the Golden Flyers scored the first 15 goals of the game in a 19-4 romp over the Pioneers at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.
LOUDONVILLE, NY - Sophomore Annie Brennan (Irondequoit) set the single-game scoring record with eight goals but it was not enough as Monmouth edged past Siena Women’s Lacrosse 13-12. Alexis Deaken broke the single-season scoring record in the contest.
Following a 13-10 victory over defending Class A sectional champion Baldwinsville this afternoon, Homer boys lacrosse coach Tom Cottrell gathered his team in front of the visitors' bench at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
"This was a great win," he told the senior-filled squad. "But it's just win number nine. We're not taking home any banners from here." (27 photos)
Rome Free Academy is nearing the halfway point in their 2018 regular season slate and on Friday, picked up one of their more impressive victories. In the middle of a stretch of five consecutive road contests, the Black Knights won a 6-5 thriller against division foe Whitesboro, as Katherine Migliori put in the decisive score late in regulation.
Syracuse hosts Navy in a rematch of the 2004 NCAA Championship game, in what will be the Orange's final test before next week's ACC Tournament.
- The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Evan Stockton and Ryan Powell calling the game. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while Connor Federico, James Colgan and Anthony Mazzini will broadcast the game for WAER.
Saturday night in ‘Banditland’ will surely have a playoff atmosphere, at least for one team that will be playing at the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo. The Toronto Rock (7-9) can be eliminated from postseason contention if they fall at the hands of the Buffalo Bandits (8-8) on Saturday night. Faceoff is set for 7:30P.M. EST.
East United earned its first win three games into its inaugural season. For Section V's newest boys lacrosse team, it was historic; they are the first varsity squad organized in the Rochester City School District in more than 30 years.
Buffalo, NY – The SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team jumped out to a ten goal lead on its way to winning its fourth straight game with a 17-10 victory at D'Youville College on Friday.
The Roos (8-5), led 11-1 with 6:15 to play in the opening half following Molly Denny's (South Jefferson) third goal of the game. D'Youville (4-6) responded with three straight scores to get within 11-4 at intermission.
BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -
Section IV boy's lacrosse was in action, Friday, with the Vestal Golden Bears standing tall after defeating the Ithaca Little Reds, and giving them their first loss in the 2018 season.
As a first-year varsity boys lacrosse team East United is almost guaranteed to lose more games than it wins this spring . . .
. . . That's fine with East United. That wasn't their goal. They are sowing seeds for future success, with roots for lacrosse in the city being cultivated and nurtured at the youth level.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The chest-bumping at the 'X' will start well before the first faceoff of the Navy-Syracuse lacrosse game Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
Senior Joe Varello will handle those responsibilities for Navy in what promises to be an emotional showdown against his brother, Danny, a redshirt sophomore for SU.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Win, pass, score, repeat.
It’s a formula that has been working for the Ballston Spa boys lacrosse team this season, earning its fourth-straight league win, a 13-6 Suburban Council victory on the road at Saratoga Springs Thursday afternoon.
Skaneateles is vying for back-to-back to state championships and their sixth straight sectional title, and with Riley Brogan rolling the way she is midway through the spring, the Lakers will likely be a tough out come playoff time. The sophomore poured in nine points by way of five goals and four assists on Thursday to lead her team to an 11-9 road win against Westhill. Thirty-one photos.
This year's Homer boys lacrosse team has the word 'finish' emblazoned on the back of its shooting shirts. The one-word mantra is fitting for a senior-laden team that has seen its past two seasons end in heart-breaking fashion. Twenty-four photos.
There were fourteen games played [Thursday], some in the snow, but all in the cold. Most games were not very close but Mynderse fought back from a 6-3 deficit to defeat Waterloo 8-7. Penfield defeated Pittsford and Midlakes beat the Pride. Victor, Gananda and Thomas all remain undefeated.
TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) - Kevin Matson likes to play three sports and he also likes to go fast. Probably why he has quickly become a rising sophomore on the Chenango Forks lacrosse team. Matson led the Blue Devils in goals Wednesday night, but maybe the most impressive part of 12 Sports' Athlete of the Week is Matson is a morning person.
Unbeaten Pittsford and Canandaigua maintained the top two spots while Rush-Henrietta and Penfield each moved up a spot to Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, as Brighton fell from third to fifth.
Penfield (4-2) plays at Canandaigua (6-1), 7 p.m. Monday.
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - The Shenendehowa varsity boys lacrosse team may ask for a mascot change from the Plainsmen to the ‘Running Plainsmen’ after showing that its transition game is in top shape over the weekend.
NEWTON, Mass. – No. 2 and undefeated Boston College scored with one second remaining to defeat No. 16/19 Syracuse, 13-12, in women's lacrosse action on Thursday, April 19.
"It was a hard-fought game," said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. "It was the most energy we've had all year. Hopefully we can build on this effort for Sunday's game against Louisville and then into the ACC Tournament next week."
Senior attack Connor Fields comes back from a right knee injury as UAlbany (10-1), in its first game since suffering its only loss of the season, meets Binghamton (4-9) in an America East Conference contest at Casey Stadium. It's the annual "Spring Stomp" game and the final regular-season home game for UAlbany's seniors.
Two Canisius lacrosse games produced by the Golden Griffin Broadcast Network have been moved to the new ESPN+ platform, ESPN and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced Thursday.
The remainder of Canisius' spring scheduled broadcast will be shown on ESPN+, starting with the men's lacrosse game against Manhattan on Friday, April 20. The women's lacrosse home game against Fairfield on Saturday, April 21, will also be shown exclusively on the new platform.
With only two games left on the 2018 NLL regular season schedule, the Rochester Knighthawks are improbably primed to lock up a playoff spot. When the Knighthawks (9-7) play host to the New England Black Wolves (8-8) Saturday April 21 at 7:30PM ET, a win secures a playoff spot. Hard to fathom just how far the team has come since they hit 2-6 earlier in the season.
I am fortunate to have worked games in 17 states alongside hundreds of officials; many of whom are close friends and mentors. As I look back on 10 years of officiating, I’m struck by how quickly the time passed and by how lucky I have been to work with such tremendous officials.
No official is an island unto himself. Each one of us carries the lessons, mindsets, and mannerisms of those that came before us. In honor of everyone who helped me over the past 10 years, here are 10 lessons from 10 of my mentors.
“Hey Jude” by the Beatles was Billboard’s top single for the year. The Pontiac GTO was named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. Richard Nixon was elected President of the United states. I was born. UAlbany Lacrosse was launched. Fifty years ago, the institution was more likely known as “Albany State, or SUNY Albany, but regardless of name the seeds of the program that would one day become the Dane Train were planted.
When I finished my playing career in 1993, college coaches where just starting to understand the importance of having a face off specialist. But most of them where players who could faceoff and play the field, they didn’t gain their team possession then rush off the field like today. But now your team will not get very deep into the playoffs without one in both the men’s and women’s game.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Senior attacker Jake Cotton reached a career milestone, freshman Connor Brumfield continued his torrid scoring stretch, and the 15th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team picked up a big non-league win to further enhance the resume on Wednesday night in a 13-9 victory over No. 20 SUNY Cortland at Higgins Stadium. The triumph improves IC's record to 12-2 on the year with just one more regular season contest remaining.
The Rattlers originally held the sixth overall pick but traded that pick and a second rounder to the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the fourth overall selection. With the higher slot, the Rattlers brought Yale attackman Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) into the mix.
It's been a struggle for area spring sports teams to get outside for training and practice.
The South Jefferson girls' lacrosse teams won't have that problem next week as they head to Massachusetts for as series of contests during spring break.
After a regulation filled with plenty of momentum-shifting runs saw no victor, Katherine Pascale made sure that overtime wouldn't last long. The sophomore midfielder won the extra period's opening draw, sprinted down field, and eventually scored off of a free position shot, blasting home the sudden-death winner to result in an identical 8-7 win for Baldwinsville.
CANTON — Based on his family background it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Canton senior Cody Sipher is one of the top boys athletes in Section 10.
Sipher, a midfielder on the Canton boys lacrosse team, has started his final season with 15 goals and three assists through the first four games of the season, leading Canton to a 3-1 overall record and a 3-0 mark in Northern Athletic Conference games.
BINGHAMTON - It was actually a relatively nice day Wednesday compared to earlier this week.
The sun was out, and it was a great day to take in some local high school lacrosse.
Several games on the docket, let's get to it.
QUEENSBURY — Rachel Spaulding became Queensbury all-time scoring leader in girls lacrosse Wednesday, recording five goals and seven assists in the Spartans’ 26-0 Foothills Council win over Amsterdam.
Since 2015, Spaulding has recorded 152 goals and 161 assists in her career for a school-record 313 points. Current Syracuse University player Mary Rahal held the previous Queensbury record with 308 points from 2011-15. Spaulding, a senior, is currently fifth all-time in career goals.
There were 12 games played tonight, in one of the biggest night of games so far this season. The closest match-ups were two overtime games: Webster Thomas over Victor 8-7 and Newark-Midlakes over Wayne 7-6.
One of the lessons I consistently told my teams was that it's OK to smile during practice, you were allowed and encouraged to enjoy yourself. As a matter of fact and principle, you are more likely to have an open mind with a smile on your face, ready for new ideas, eager to learn.
Danbury, CT – Junior Kody Kocsis (St. Lawrence Central) and freshman Brad Sandroni (Mynderse Academy) have been recognized as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) North Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week after leading the Roos to a 3-0 record last week.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced five combine locations in advance of the 2018 NLL Draft and offseason free agency. These combines will be held across North America to find the next great box lacrosse players.
ALBANY, N.Y. – What started five decades ago with some flyers around campus and a meeting of 20 students in the basement of Waterbury Hall has become one of the top men’s lacrosse programs in the nation.
Now, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team is celebrating its 50th anniversary by recognizing some of the best student-athletes in the program’s rich history.
The Northstar Invitational, hosted by Summit Lacrosse Ventures, was established in 2012 as a premier developmental and exposure opportunity, one of the first of its kind for young, high-level, female student athletes. The seventh annual 2018 Northstar Invitational will be held July 23-26 at the historic Northwood School in Lake Placid, New York.
Before they traded in their bats for sticks, before they went from hitting the slopes to scoring goals and before they became the first pair of brothers to play for the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team in over a decade, Dillon and Kaelan Fitzpatrick were just two boys looking for a new sport to try.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team knocked off No. 20 Notre Dame, 10-7, on Wednesday at Casey Stadium for its seventh consecutive victory. Junior midfielder Kaylee Rickert led the Great Danes with five points.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Marist used a big first half to defeat Niagara 18-9. The Red Foxes saw big days from Lauren Mazza and Samantha Mehalick who scored six and five goals. Marist improves to 9-5 overall and 5-1 in MAAC play.
CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – Senior Brad Biggs (Tully) posted a career high nine points behind six goals and three assists Wednesday afternoon as visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse downed host Cazenovia College by a 19-5 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) final in Cazenovia.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team moved one step closer to an Empire 8 Conference Tournament berth Wednesday as it downed visiting Hartwick College 12-8. Freshman Stephanie Husnay (Whitesboro) led all players with seven points on the day.
ALFRED, NY – Senior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) had eight points (six goals, two assists) as the Alfred University men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Houghton College, 19-2 at Yunevich Stadium in Empire 8 action.
ONEONTA, NY – Hartwick out-scored Utica 14-0 in the second half to pull away for a 19-3 victory on Wednesday at Wright Stadium. The Hawks scored nine times in the third quarter alone in the win. 'Wick is now 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the Empire 8. The Pioneers drop to 6-7 and 2-3.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Jeff Teat has been named to the USILA Player of the Year Watch List, as was announced this morning by the organization. Of the 17 players to make the cut, Teat is one of three Ivy League selections and one of just five sophomores on the list. The Ivy League joins the ACC, the Big East, and the Big Ten with three selections apiece, but is the only conference to have the three players come from three different institutions.
In arguably the most-hyped boys lacrosse game in Central New York so far this spring, Tuesday's tilt between visiting Baldwinsville and West Genesee did not lack drama. The Bees were able to hold off a fourth-quarter rally to narrowly escape with the win against the Wildcats, 8-7.
B’ville 8 West Genny 7
Another battle all night long, and a tremendous effort by both teams.
Manley Cup goes to our guy Austin Bolton, who had 3 points (2G, 1A) and was key in controlling the ball to close out the game.
While it hasn’t actually left the country, the No. 19 Orange (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) has embraced the role of a traveling team for much of the season. Carrier Dome scheduling and the geographic diversity of the ACC means Syracuse has spent plenty of time on the move in the last two months.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host its fifth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Toronto Rock visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of former Bandits player Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt lymphoma in 2014.
Getting ready for his game on Feb. 7, 2012, a 13-year-old Jamie Trimboli searched for pink tape to match his uniform. He wanted to put it around his calf and write the name of his friend who couldn’t be there that night.
As a senior and an avid follower of Cornell Athletics, I have seen many great players for the Red in the past four years. Two of the best were Brianne Jenner ’15, former forward for women’s hockey and an Olympic gold medalist for Canada, as well as Gabe Dean ’17, star wrestler, two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American. Yet, the very best Cornell athlete in the last four years may very well be Cornell lacrosse sophomore attack Jeff Teat.
The Trombley household will not be short of conversation during the next holiday gathering. The next few holidays, really. But no matter how you look at it, we know this much: The next holiday will be much, much warmer than it was on Tuesday evening and Jordan Trombley will have bragging rights.
Seniors Conor Caffrey and Cal Hynson each recorded hat tricks as 10 different Saints scored at least one goal to lead the No. 19 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team to an 18-2 non-conference win over SUNY Potsdam on a snowy Tuesday night at Hall-Leet Stadium.
ONEONTA, N.Y. – The nationally 19th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team used a late four-goal run in just over a five-minute span to earn a 17-15 win at Oneonta Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action in cold and snowy conditions.
VESTAL, N.Y. – The women's lacrosse team got back into the win column with a big 15-7 victory against Binghamton at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The win is Head Coach Jenny Graap's 200th since she coached her first season at Cornell in 1998.
UTICA,NY- Utica College senior Amanda Lupo (Skaneateles) was named the Empire 8 Conference Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday.
Her performance against Houghton College on Saturday was excellent as Lupo had six saves against 11 shots faced, allowing only two goals.
“Obviously,” Fields said, “that’s been a goal of mine since I was a little kid.”
Wednesday night, Fields will find out where that dream is set to become a reality. The Major League Lacrosse draft starts that night at 6:30 p.m., and Fields is expected to be a top-five pick. The 2017 Tewaaraton Award finalist could go as high as No. 1, a pick which belongs to the Boston Cannons.
A pair of Top 10 state-ranked high school boys lacrosse teams will collide tonight in Camillus, as No. 4 Baldwinsville (5-0) and No. 8 West Genesee (6-0) meet at 7:30 p.m. on the Wildcats' home turf.
The teams are also Nos. 1 and 2 in the initial CNY Top 10 boys lacrosse poll.
It hasn’t been a pleasant spring, weather-wise, but with so much artificial turf around, the lacrosse season hasn’t lost any time. Area players’ skill level continues to grow, helping teams have loftier postseason aspirations.
Susan Martin cried tears of joy in the stands of Koskinen Stadium at Duke. Sitting next to SU defender Marcus Cunningham’s parents, she hollered as her son Nick won faceoff after faceoff in the fourth quarter, sparking Syracuse’s comeback over then-No. 3 Duke.
Syracuse University men's lacrosse has a rich history of success. This season the WAER Sports staff has been profiling some of the father-son relationships on this year's team. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, JD Raucci brings us the final part of this trilogy, highlighting Tim and Connor Nelson.
The Major League Lacrosse season begins Saturday. There will be three games that day, beginning with the Charlotte Hounds hosting the Boston Cannons at 4:30 p.m. ET. The league enters a new era in 2018, with a new commissioner for the first time since 2004 and a franchise located in Texas for the first time in league history, but those are only a couple of the storylines to follow in the new season.
ALBANY — Throughout much of her high school career, Kendra Harbinger figured she would play soccer at the college level. It was only during her junior year at Shenendehowa she started to consider lacrosse could be the way for her to go.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference's Athlete of the Week.
Huiatt is coming off an 11-point week for the Bears. He registered three goals and an assist on Wednesday in an 11-9 loss to Plattsburgh. Huiatt then followed it up with a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists in a 12-11 win over Oneonta on Saturday.
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced Monday afternoon the SUNYAC Goalie of the Week, with Dallas Meyers (Iroquois) from The College at Brockport taking this weeks accolade. This is his third consecutive Goalie of the Week award from the conference and he was a key member to the Golden Eagles success this past week.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Kelly George took home her first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference award, earning Rookie of the Week after her performance last week against Canisius and Fairfield. This is the third week in a row that a Marist player has won this award.
PRINCETON, N.J. – For the second consecutive week Cornell freshman Jonathan Donville has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, as was announced this afternoon by the conference office. Donville's award is the sixth of the season for the Big Red, as the team has taken home three Player of the Week awards (Jeff Teat – March 26, April 9; Christian Knight – March 5), and three Rookie of the Week awards (Jonathan Donville – April 9, April 16; John Piatelli – Feb. 27).
The regular season has been pounding away and it’s coming to a close quickly in the world of NJCAA men’s lacrosse. Teams are scrapping for wins and fighting for NJCAA playoff spots as the race to the finish heats up. We saw some important games played this past week, and have a couple of HUGE contests coming up. Then we get to “win or go home” territory, and the action ramps up yet another level.
Of course, it all started when an Oswego State lacrosse alum suggested that I have the 2007 Laker team get involved. Now, more than 12 years later, the event has outgrown three different venues, brought together the young and old, male and female, shavee and volunteer from all over Oswego County, and raised more than $650,000.
Justin Hoke, RFA, leads in points and has the most balanced scoring with 51.35% of his 37 points coming from goals. Matt Delany, Bryce Johnson, Devin Lee, and Evan Richardson toping the other four stat categories.
His shoulders, fingers, wrists and back hurt after he logs six- to 10-hour days. Jacques said he makes about 200 sticks per year now, down from about 11,000 in 1972. In the 1960s and 1970s, he made sticks for many Syracuse, Cornell, Siena and Cortland men’s lacrosse players. He learns more about the stick creation process every time, and often tells people who buy his sticks that they’re “the best stick I’ve ever made.”
This play is somethin' else.
Zach Pierce with the diving pass. James Sexton with the behind-the-back goal.
KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team earned an 8-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory on Saturday afternoon over SUNY Poly at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Keuka College (6-3, 2-1 NEAC) was led by Kasey Olsen with three goals and two assists. Kasey Gallina added two goals and an assist for the Wolves. Ryan Mavretish made 11 saves in goal to earn the victory.
The team said last May that a nationwide search for a “full-time replacement” for Kerwick, who led the program for four years, would begin at the completion of the 2018 season. But sitting at 8-3 overall, 5-1 in the conference and No. 9 in the nation, it is looking less likely that a replacement for Milliman will be needed.
GENESEO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's lacrosse team earned its first league victory in a low-scoring, defensive 5-3 battle at Geneseo on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Lakers are 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the SUNYAC while the Knights fall to 6-5, 1-2.
Hartford, CT - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (6-7, 3-2 AE) set a new program record with their 24-1 win over Hartford (1-10, 0-5 AE), scoring the most goals in Bearcat history in the contest. Senior Tiffany Ryan (Cicero-North Syracuse) lead the charge for the Bearcats, scoring four goals and two assists for a game-high six points in the victory. Ryan also picked up three ground balls.
INDIANAPOLIS – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is at the top of the first reveal of the NCAA Committee Rankings, used to determine seeding for the NCAA Tournament.
The first reveal is from all games played up through April 8th. The committee released its top-10 rankings in the first reveal.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The No. 11 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored four goals on its first five shots and seemingly controlled the game, but was never able to get too comfortable against No. 17 Lehigh, as the Mountain Hawks controlled the face-off circle and used tough defense to keep the Big Red from pulling away. In the end, Cornell had just enough to earn the hard-fought 12-10 victory and improve to 9-3 on the season while Light slips to 8-5.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore midfielder Matt Hutchings (Marcellus) registered three goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over fifth-ranked Adelphi University on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field in a battle of the final two undefeated teams in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Senior attackman Chris Hill and junior midfielder Ryan Wade combined to score five goals, while Navy’s defense weathered a late charge by Army West Point to post a 9-8 victory over the archrival Black Knights on Saturday in the annual men’s lacrosse Star Game at Michie Stadium.
The announced crowd was 15,033, the second-largest crowd to watch an Army-Navy men's lacrosse game at one of the participating institutions.
ROCHESTER, NY – The Alfred University men's lacrosse team defeated host Nazareth College, 13-9 Saturday afternoon. This is the first time the Saxons defeated Nazareth since the '97 season when Alfred defeated the Golden Flyers, 12-11.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team overwhelmed host Medaille College Saturday afternoon as they tallied 16 first half scores en route to a 19-3 final decision in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Dobson Field at D'Youville College in Buffalo.
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut – Women's lacrosse pulled off a close 11-10 win in an exciting game against Fairfield that featured three lead changes and five ties. Samantha Mehalick had another big game with five goals and Kelly George stepped up with two goals and three assists. With the win, the Red Foxes move to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in MAAC play.
Curry took over Saturday's game just in time to rescue the Orange from what had all the makings of a crushing loss to a slumping Tar Heels team. He scored the last two goals of regulation in the final 1:34 and then set up Brendan Bomberry for the overtime winner.
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Poughkeepsie, NY – Holding Vassar scoreless for a full thirty minutes in the middle of the game allowed the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team to turn a one-goal deficit into a four-goal advantage and the Golden Knights held on for a key 9-6 Liberty League victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Canisius women's lacrosse offense came alive in the first half, as the team outscored Quinnipiac, 8-2, en route to a 12-7 victory in Hamden, Conn., Saturday morning. With the win the Golden Griffins improved to 8-6 overall and 5-1 in MAAC play, while the Bobcats dropped to 5-9 overall and 1-5 in conference action.
Geneseo, N.Y. – Sophomore Lexie Meager (West Genesee) and junior Carly Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) scored three goals each to help nationally 21st-ranked Cortland win 15-10 over 12th ranked Geneseo in SUNYAC play.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Freshman attacker Emily Altland (North Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) tied her career high with six points to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-4 victory over 14th-ranked Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday morning at Ted Grant Field.
The Rochester Knighthawks knocked off the Toronto Rock 14-11 Friday night to move into sole possession of first place in the East Division. The win was Rochester’s third straight and moved them a half-game ahead of Buffalo and Georgia.
April 14, 2018 - Five of the eight games that were initially scheduled today were cancelled/postponed due to weather concerns. In the closest of the three that were played, Gananda defeated Eastridge 7-6.
Stavros Avramidis now has to share with his brother. And Mike Avramidis is fine with sharing with his brother.
Mike Avramidis had 10 goals in Schenectady’s 20-12 Suburban Council lacrosse win over Averill Park Thursday. The outburst tied the Section II record set just one week ago by his teammate, twin brother Stavros Avramidis.
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team (14-0, 6-0 Liberty League) made it 14 straight wins to start the 2018 season, knocking off Skidmore College (5-8, 1-5 Liberty League), 18-8 from RIT's Turf Field on Saturday afternoon. RIT honored its senior class before the game and celebrated 50 years as a program.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team shocked No.16 SUNY Cortland in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action Saturday afternoon, winning by a final score of 10-8. The Golden Eagles move to 5-6 (3-1 SUNYAC) in 2018, where the Red Dragons fall to 8-5 (3-1 SUNYAC).
This is the first time that the Golden Eagles beat Cortland in 16 years, and also snapped the Red Dragons 56-game regular-season conference winning streak that dates back to 2009.
Trailing by three with under five minutes to play and man-down, the No. 6 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (7-4, 4-0 ACC) looked to have little chance of finishing a perfect season in ACC play.
However, Syracuse does what Syracuse does, completing a furious comeback to down North Carolina (6-7, 0-3 ACC), 13-12 in overtime, to extend their conference winning streak to nine games, extending 742 days since last losing a conference game. The Orange are the ACC Regular Season Champions and earned the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse offense came alive Saturday afternoon as the Raiders exploded for 20 goals in a 20-10 victory over American at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
Saturday's goal total was it's most since April 23, 2011, when the Raiders also scored 20 goals in a victory against Bucknell.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 5/5 North Carolina used a 7-2 scoring run early in the second half to pull away from No. 15/16 Syracuse and recorded a 20-11 victory in women's lacrosse action at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, April 14.
GENEVA, N.Y.—William Smith senior Melissa Moore led the No. 20 Herons with six points on four goals and two assists in a 16-3 Liberty League victory over Vassar on Boswell Field today. With their third straight win, the Herons improve to 10-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—In the snow, sleet and freezing rain sophomore midfielder Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) and senior midfielder Nick Orsini (Fairport) had career days to help the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (4-7, 1-2 SUNYAC) to a 12-11 victory over SUNY Oneonta (4-7, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon.
HENNIKER, N.H. -- For the second time in the last three games, Rachel Grampp '18 (Williamsville) scored five goals, this time helping Elmira College women's lacrosse to an 18-10 non-conference victory over New England College on Saturday afternoon in Henniker, New Hampshire.
HOUGHTON, N.Y. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team scored a season-high 11 goals, including the game-winner inside the final minute by Seth Amstein '19, as the Soaring Eagles edged Houghton College 11-10 for their first win of the season.
The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team won its sixth straight game and fifth in a row to start America East play, beating UMass Lowell, 14-5, on Saturday at Casey Stadium. On Senior Day, Emma Powlin (Penfield) finished with seven points (five goals, two assists). The Great Danes secured a berth in the America East tournament with the victory.
One of the most popular and prominent rivalries in all of college athletics. Two prestigious academies battling against each other on a road that will eventually land them as teammates. Futures set aside, our country will come together to watch these units battle. Army-Navy. This time, on the lacrosse field.
Saturday features the best of both world: Both men’s and women’s teams clashing in West Point, New York with nothing less than a victory on their minds.(Video 3:07)
Syracuse will look to sweep the ACC regular season for the second year in a row on Saturday, when North Carolina visits the Carrier Dome to close out conference play.
- The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Anish Shroff and Quint Kessenich calling the game. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while Drew Carter, Tyler Aki and Meredith Kava will broadcast the game for WAER.
The last ACC team to lose six straight? Why I believe that would be our friends over in Charlottesville when the Virginia Cavaliers lost six in a row on its way to a 7-8 record in 2013. To be fair, they the Hoos played much better competition during that streak than the Heels have played over their last six.
Canton, NY – The SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team dominated play in the opening half outscoring SUNY Potsdam by eight as the Roos earned a 12-5 victory v. the Bears on Friday.
The Roos (7-5), who defeated the Bears for the first time in program history, led by as many as 12-1 with 12:32 left in the contest before a late burst from Potsdam (4-8).
SKANEATELES — Skaneateles overwhelmed Mexico right from the opening draw.
The Lakers scored nine goals before the Tigers could respond, as the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team beat Mexico, 15-3, at Skaneateles High School Friday.
The Rochester Knighthawks are on a serious roll. Joe Resetarits scored two key goals in the fourth quarter – one on the power play – helping the Knighthawks edge the Toronto Rock 14-11 on Friday in front of 11,463 fans at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The inconsistency of the Syracuse lacrosse team has at least helped mold what, by now, should be a strength of the Orange: learning from the past to fix the present.
SU faces another test of that resilience on Saturday at a time when the very definition of its season again hangs in the balance.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team, riding a five-game winning streak, is back at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Saturday to host UMass Lowell.
Before the opening draw at noon, UAlbany will honor its three seniors: Emma Powlin (Penfield), Mary McAvey and Shannon Mackesey.
The 2018 UWLX lineup of games will cover five different stops on the map before culminating in early August with the league’s third championship, which will be held at Harvard Stadium in conjunction with a home game hosted by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
The Army-Navy lacrosse rivalry is a rich pageant in itself. And to Saturday’s revival in West Point, N.Y., add a huge helping of desperation and the likelihood of a record crowd.
About the attendance: Army officials said Thursday they had presold nearly 10,000 tickets. (The record attendance is 11,334, set for the Army-Navy game in 2016.)
THURSDAY: DAY IN REVIEW: Three of the fourteen games played today were one-goal games. Pittsford fended off a last minute barrage from Fairport, Brighton saw a goal from Lukas Stanat (5g) to break their tie with Hilton and Cullen Coons scored his third goal of the game in the first overtime period to give Livonia-Avon the 17-16 win over Marcus Whitman.
On this week’s episode of “How IC Sports,” Samantha Cavalli and Cal Dymowski sit down with Reid Simoncini, junior defense lacrosse player, to discuss her success. The trio also discuss her experience interning at the Olympics, her dieting habits and more.
What began as an afternoon set aside to celebrate lacrosse's exciting birth at Lockport High School has today grown into one of the most anticipated city-wide celebrations of each spring sports season.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that Cornell junior Jake McCulloch has been added to the Tewaaraton Watch List. He joins Big Red sophomore Jeff Teat, who was named to the original list in early March.
When Shane Weber arrived at Alfred University, lacrosse coach Jason Lockner knew he was getting a solid defender and trusted leader. After all, Weber was a three-time captain at Hull High and a starter on defense since eighth grade.
WATERTOWN — Julia Lavarnway totaled four goals and an assist to spark the Watertown girls lacrosse team to a 13-7 triumph over Immaculate Heart Central on Thursday in a Frontier League game at Watertown High School.
DEXTER — The South Jefferson girls lacrosse team continues to thrive in whatever challenging early-season weather conditions it encounters.
Led by a host of returning players, the Spartans continued their strong start to the season, recording a 23-3 victory over General Brown in a Frontier League game on a rainy and windy Thursday at Fisher Field.
Three games remain in the SUNYAC men’s lacrosse schedule this season. Oswego State has those three games to try and salvage the impressive 6-1 start the team got off to in non-conference games.
That 6-1 mark was unprecedented in the Drew Bezek era. In the three years prior of contests before the first SUNYAC matchup, Oswego went 4-2 in 2015, 3-5 in 2016 and 3-5 in 2017. The next step of the impressive freshman class correlates to this jump in record.
Heading into this weekend, the 6-4 Oswego State Lakers women’s lacrosse team is looking to get over the .500 record mark in conference play, as they are 2-2 in conference play after defeating SUNY New Paltz on Tuesday by a score of 14-5.
A prominent success factor for the Lakers is senior goalie Angela Ponto, who was just named Laker Athlete of the Week for the second time in three weeks and reached 500 saves for her career.
In a battle of defending Section IV championship teams, the Hawks were paced by three goals from Collin Neally and another two goals and two assists from Cian Collins in a 9-8 thrilling victory over Vestal in Corning. The game was deadlocked at halftime, but the Hawks surged in the third quarter with three consecutive goals.
Nicole Levy couldn’t make anything happen. After another failed offensive set against Duke in an eventual 17-10 loss, the junior gestured to SU head coach Gary Gait on the sideline and patted herself on the chest as if to say, “my bad.” When the whistle blew, the two continued to converse as the Orange tried to get one of its top scorers going.
Three more regular season games for the Bandits laid out over the course of three straight weeks, and the games begin on Saturday in Calgary.
And the East Division remains logjammed at the top with the Bandits, Rochester, Georgia all tied for that top seed. All three are 6-4 in their last 10. Georgia is on a three-game winning streak while the Bandits and K-Hawks have won two in a row.
ALBANY - Back in 2013, TD Ierlan was a second string midfielder on the JV team. He wasn't even thinking about playing lacrosse in college.
"I honestly thought I would probably end up wrestling somewhere. It's kinda crazy to see how everything changed," smiled Ierlan. Ierlan was called up to varsity to take face-offs. The rest was history.
“We started out the season with three losses, so we’re excited to get a win,” Cazenovia coach Caitlin Bryne said. “Needed this one for sure...still a lot of stuff to work on this early in the season. Mother Nature still has not taken the hint that it is spring yet.”
ITHACA, N.Y. – Earlier this week, Cornell sophomore Jeff Teat picked up a pair of accolades, as he was named the Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week, while also being selected to the USILA Team of the Week. These honors came on the heels of his Ivy League Player of the Week selection on Monday.
VESTAL, N.Y. – Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, admission for all attendees for the April 17 women's lacrosse home game vs. Cornell will be complimentary. Fans looking to attend the game can stop by the Events Center Ticket Office to claim their free admission ticket. The game is set for a 3 p.m. start.
Baldwinsville shut out Fayetteville-Manlius 3-0 in the fourth quarter to overcome a two-goal deficit and steal an 8-7 win on Wednesday. The Bees stayed perfect at 4-0 with the win while the Hornets fell to 1-1.
East United won the[ir] first Varsity game today with a 22-3 victory over Batavia who reports that senior midfielder Matthew Fox led the scoring with 9g-4a. Bath hosted Watkins Glen and beat them 19-1 with Connor Cupp scoring 6g-2a with eleven others making the offensive book.
Schroeder defeated Eastridge 14-1. Freshman Annie Mulhall scored her first Varsity goal and finished with 4g for the Warriors. Senior Madison Bell led in scoring with 2g-4a. Payton Lill recorded 7 draw controls to lead the Warriors.
“I feel great,” Newark coach Matt Groot said, “I thought it was good. We talked beforehand that a key would be to transition and to unsettle, because I think they (Waterloo) have a very good settle defense.
Senior attack Morgan Baxendale, a second team All-Western New York selection last season, is on an early-season goal tear for Orchard Park's girls lacrosse team. After four goals in Tuesday's 10-9 win over West Seneca West, Baxendale scored eight and assisted on two others in the Quakers' 16-11 victory over Mount St. Mary.
Balanced goal scoring and timely offense helped the Canisius women's lacrosse team issue Marist its first conference loss of the season, as the Golden Griffins defeated the Red Foxes, 13-12 on Wednesday. With the victory the Blue and Gold improved to 7-6 overall and 4-1 in MAAC action, while Marist fell to 7-5 and 4-1 in conference action.
The Cardinals were aggressive defensively from the get-go, with the team combining for 15 caused turnovers, including four and three from freshman attackman Stephen Kane (Hampden, Mass./Minnechaug Regional) and junior defenseman Chris Rupp (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville), respectively. Sophomore defenseman Kyle Smith (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) scooped up a career-high 11 ground balls to help aid Plattsburgh State in the possession game.
The No. 20 William Smith College lacrosse team rallied from a 6-2 halftime deficit to defeat No. 14 Ithaca 9-8 in a Liberty League game played in Ithaca, N.Y., tonight. The Herons scored three goals in the final 6:04 to secure the win, with senior Sarah Benyo (Vestal) notching the game winner with 1:12 to go.
When Brendan Bomberry played his first game for Denver in 2015, he wasn’t wearing the jersey number he had waited years to. An upperclassman had already claimed No. 45.
At North Carolina, coaches ensured the same didn’t happen to Bomberry’s high school teammate, Chris Cloutier. They knew Cloutier also went to The Hill Academy, a sports-focused center of fewer than 300 students in Toronto. They knew the story behind 45 and what it symbolized at Hill.
No. 7 Syracuse (6-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) was on a hot streak before Tuesday night’s 13-8 loss to Cornell in Ithaca. The Orange had defeated conference rivals Duke and Notre Dame and in-state foe Hobart in three-straight games while finding its groove on offense and its intensity on defense.
But against the Big Red, that offensive firepower turned to smoke as SU couldn’t match the nation’s top offense.
Alfred, NY – The D'Youville women's lacrosse team won their second consecutive game for the first time in program history on Wednesday evening, defeating the Alfred University Saxons by the final score of 16-6.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The nationally 16th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game and graduate student Devin Phelps (Chittenango) became the 10th player in program history to reach 100 career assists as the Red Dragons defeated Oswego, 11-4, in SUNYAC action Wednesday afternoon.
UTICA, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team netted six goals in the second quarter to earn a 9-4 lead and never looked back as the Pioneers improved to 3-1 at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium after a 15-11 victory over visiting SUNY Polytechnic on Wednesday afternoon.
ONEONTA, NY – Hartwick started the game on an 11-0 run and won by a final count of 23-3 against visiting Sage on Wednesday night at Wright Stadium. Sophomore Hailey Pooler (South Jefferson) finished the day with a game- and career-high eight assists.
Potsdam, NY – Junior Jaid Baytos (IHC) matched her career-high in points with seven goals and an assist as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team outscored St. Lawrence by four goals in the final 13 minutes to claim a 12-9 Liberty League victory Wednesday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Especially after his 12-point day on Saturday against Harvard, Jeff Teat has been getting a ton of the hype when it comes to the Cornell offense. Considering that he is scoring more points per team possession than any other player in the country, it’s hard to say that attention is not well deserved.
ROCHESTER - The MCC women's lacrosse team closed the game on an incredible 11-0 run, breaking a second-half tie to come away with a 15-4 win over regional rival Onondaga Community College Sunday afternoon.
The victory moved the top-ranked Tribunes to 6-0 on the season, while No. 3 OCC dropped to 2-1.
Defensive Player of the Year. Rookie of the Year. MVP.
All of these award winners played for Major League Lacrosse’s Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2017.
With studs like those, they must have been a championship-caliber team, right? Wrong. They went 7-7 and missed the playoffs.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse used five unanswered goals in the third quarter Wednesday afternoon to pull away from rival Keuka College as they collected the 15-6 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win on Drake Field in Morrisville.
Syracuse entered Tuesday night on the back of a three-game win streak. Its offense, one that had been inconsistent all year long, finally seemed in a groove. But on the back of Bullen’s career-high 14 saves, No. 9 Cornell (8-3, 3-1 Ivy) stymied No. 7 Syracuse’s (6-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) offense, 13-8, at Schoellkopf Field.
"I thought their goalie was exceptional," SU head coach John Desko said after the game. "I was surprised because I thought we were going to see the right-hand goalie and the leftie came out, and he really made some huge saves, especially in the first half." (43 photos)
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Thirteen different players scored goals as the nationally 21st-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team improved to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in SUNYAC play with a 17-2 win versus Potsdam Tuesday afternoon. The Bears fell to 4-7 and 1-3 with the loss.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Athletes are expected to have short memories, forget the last play, forget the last loss, dismiss the last error, but some losses linger.
Ask Saratoga Springs girls lacrosse goaltender Abigail Searles.
Utica Proctor opened their spring season in dramatic fashion Tuesday, dropping visiting Holland Patent 10-9 in overtime on a game-winning goal from Ronald Alesandro. The sophomore found the back of the net with approximately two and a half minutes remaining in the first extra period off an assist by Grant Mills.
CARTHAGE — Braelie Kempney scored four goals to go with three assists, leading the Carthage girls lacrosse team to a 19-5 victory over Immaculate Heart Central Tuesday night in the Frontier League opener for both teams.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Despite not playing a midweek Tuesday game this week, the women's lacrosse team still had much to be excited about as goalkeeper Katie McGahan received the Jeff Stenstrom Memorial Award during halftime of the men's lacrosse game.
On hand to present McGahan with her plaque was Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
The Stenstrom Award is given to the student-athlete who best exemplifies leadership qualities through dedication and strength of character during their freshman year.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they are partnering with Play Like a Girl! (PLAG) on Saturday, April 21. The regular season home finale against the New England Black Wolves is set for 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Men’s Lacrosse closes out their 2018 homestand with a 17-11 loss to Princeton. Mike Reilly tied his career-high four goals, which he last set against St. John's on March 5, 2017.
. . . when Galloway was hired in June 2016, a fire was lit under the program. Due to JU being the only Division-I lacrosse program in Florida, Galloway said Jacksonville is “stealing the blueprint from Denver,” a program that thrives on finding players who want to represent the western United States. Similarly, the Dolphins search for players who want to represent lacrosse in Florida on its quest to be “the lacrosse capital of the south.”
It was the fourth goal of the night for the sophomore and none was bigger in the history of the Shamrocks' lacrosse program.
That's because CC hadn't beaten its longtime nemesis since 1994 and it was only the second time Rice had fallen to a school from this state during its 13-year MHSAA tournament reign.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Sophomore Caelahn Bullen made a career-high 14 saves and the Big Red defense stymied No. 6 Syracuse much of the night en route to a 13-8 victory on Tuesday evening at Schoellkopf Field. No. 11 Cornell won its fifth straight and improved to 8-3, while the Orange fell to 6-4.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Orange's win streak was snapped following a x-x loss to Cornell, Tuesday night at Schoellkopf Field. Sophomore Stephen Rehfuss paced Syracuse with a goal and three assists on the night, tying his season-high for helpers this year.
GREENSBORO, N.C.— The Atlantic Coast Conference has named Syracuse sophomore Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) as its women's lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her performance last week against Loyola and Virginia Tech.
The night of last year’s NLL Draft, three best friends sat side-by-side waiting to hear their names called. Within moments of each other, Jake Withers, Austin Shanks, and Eric Fannell, the former teammates, competitors and roommates, would find out that the next journey in their lacrosse lives would continue to together.
Bill has some excellent insight into our game and also has an electric personality, which has created a large social media following. In this episode, we discuss how Bill entered and stayed in the NLL, what makes him successful as an athlete, inversion table fails, and much more.
THE MATCHUP: The third-most contested rivalry in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse is on tap this week, as the No. 11 Big Red welcomes No. 6 Syracuse to Schoellkopf Field for the 105th meeting between these two storied programs on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Syracuse will look to pick up a fourth-straight win on Tuesday, when the Orange travel to Cornell to continue one of the game's longest rivalries.
- The game will be broadcast on the IVY League Digital Network. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will carry the game on TK99/105 and WAER will carry the action as well.
The day before Syracuse’s season opener against Binghamton, David Lipka walked up to Bradley Voigt in the locker room. It was right after practice, and Voigt was slated to be the team’s handshake guy in 2018, a position passed down by the previous position holder after graduation.
“Dude, I think I should do it,” Voigt remembers Lipka saying to him. Voigt was initially “in shock” by Lipka’s suggestion, he said.
From the first day he arrived at Cornell, senior defender Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) did 100 push-ups and sit-ups before going to sleep every night, senior midfielder Scott Flynn said.
It’s a testament to who Pulver is.
Two things are constant in Central New York:
Winter will take its sweet time leaving, and CBA Girls Lacrosse will be a New York State Championship contender.
The Brothers did nothing to disprove that, running past a solid LaFayette team 18-5 on a cold Monday night at Alibrandi Stadium.
Dylan played high school lax at West Genesee as a 140-pound attackman. He was smart and gritty, but even his father and Orange head coach John Desko, a teammate of Kevin’s at Syracuse, doubted Dylan’s wiry frame could withstand the rigors of DI lacrosse. But during his redshirt season, he began to fill out and added muscle.
The Genesee CC Cougars put up an impressive win this past weekend, but that’s not the only important piece of NJCAA men’s lacrosse information I’ll be talking about this week! As April rolls on, look for more big results, some surprises, and plenty of drama as programs vye for all-important playoff spots. The regular season can open or close playoff doors quickly, and April is where it all settles out, and quickly!
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Camille Renaud took home the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week Award after helping guide the Red Foxes to 2-0 on the week and sole possession of first place in the MAAC. This is the second time Renaud has taken home Rookie of the Week.
PRINCETON, N.J. – After knocking off Ivy unbeaten Harvard, 15-11, on Saturday afternoon, Cornell's Jeff Teat and Jonathan Donville have been named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as was announced this afternoon by the conference office. The award is Teat's second of the season, and the sixth of his career, while Donville earns the first Ivy honor of his career.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse team is once again partnering with Lace Up with LAX to raise money and collect shoes for the Salvation Army of Syracuse as part of its April 14th game against American at 12 p.m.
There's always a lot of excitement when next year's schedule comes out for sports fans. Syracuse Men's Lacrosse is no different. When the schedule becomes public, fans flock to highlight the "must-see" games of the year.
That’s right; I am now a published author. The Best of Road Trip Dad – the Laker Lacrosse Collection is now available on amazon.com.
When I emailed the news to my family, my younger brother John emailed me just to say that when he typed in “Witmer” on Amazon, my name didn’t appear at the top of the page. He’s right; you’ve got to scroll down a bit. In fact, my book is the 11th title among all the others written by This Witmer or That Witmer – who knew the name was so popular?
Ryan Eccles, Jack Kane, and Quentin Lawrence top the Points, Goals, Assists, and Save Ptc. stats for Section 3. Clinton's Devon Lee has already made 99 saves to top that board. Check out the Top 20 in each category at Lax3Point0.com
PENN YAN — On a subfreezing, snowy, blustery Friday night, the high school boys lacrosse teams of Canandaigua and Penn Yan renewed their annual spring rivalry to continue a lineage of tradition that has grown dramatically in popularity over the last two decades.
The season is underway, and the break is over. Forty-seven games have been played thus far by thirty-three teams. Eleven teams that have played games are still undefeated with Webster Thomas (3-0) and HF-L (2-0) in the lead.
There were only 13 matches played in Week #2. This week was Break Week for schools, so not a lot of game were scheduled to start with; then weather took a toll and a number of games were cancelled/postponed.
To drop Albany or not to drop Albany? That is the question.
Well, the answer here — for now, anyway — is no.
The Great Danes suffered their first loss of the season Friday, falling 11-7 at UMBC. They played without attackmen Connor Fields and Justin Reh, a mitigating factor but not one that entirely explained Albany’s lousy night.
Two records fell Friday as Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.) led the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team to a 19-12 win over Union County College (N.J.). Irizarry set new standards for points and goals in a game, scoring 16 points on 11 goals and 5 assists to help the Panthers improve to 5-2 on the year. Union remains winless in six games.
The No. 4 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team turned their game up a notch in the second half to beat No. 3 Howard Community College with a double-digit 16-6 victory April 8. The win almost assures that the Cougars will move up in the national rankings after several weeks at No. 4.
Monmouth scored three-straight goals with under 10 minutes left in regulation, as the Hawks defeated Canisius women's lacrosse, 14-12 at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday. The win snaps the Golden Griffins' regular-season conference win-streak, which spanned 27 games. The loss also drops the Blue and Gold to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in MAAC play while Monmouth improves to 5-8 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
Lyle Thompson used a five-goal performance to help the home team win its third-straight game and improve above .500 for the first time all season. This is the second game this season the 2017 NLL MVP has netted five goals in a game.
In the history of college athletics, few coaches have been as successful as Dave Urick was during his tenure at Hobart College. Revered by his former players and colleagues, the 10-time national champion was 129-33 as head coach of the Statesmen lacrosse team.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently announced the start of a campaign to name the stadium at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation in Urick's honor. The fundraising effort aims to raise $1.5 million to celebrate the coaching legend as Boswell Field at David J. Urick Stadium.
With mother nature keeping her grip on winter like conditions, some area teams braved the weather Saturday. In Carthage, a boys' non-league matchup between two Frontier League teams . . .
Recaps from the WDT
Potsdam, NY – Sophomore Conor Bartlett (West Genesee) notched a career-high seven points on four goals and three assists to lead the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team to a 16-7 win over Bard College on Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Albany, NY-- The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team hosted the Saxons of Alfred University on Saturday night in an Empire 8 match. The Gators earned a 13-3 win for their first league victory. Sage improves to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the Empire 8. Alfred drops to 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the league.
Detroit Mercy scored the final five goals of the game to erase a fourth-quarter deficit and defeat Canisius, 12-10, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action Saturday at the Demske Sports Complex.
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart lacrosse team rallied from an early deficit to take No. 19 Robert Morris to overtime, but the visiting Colonials escaped Boswell Field with a 10-9 victory thanks to junior Matt Schmidt's game winner 1:07 into OT.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A five-goal Cornell run that included the entire third quarter allowed the home team to knock Harvard from the Ivy unbeaten ranks in a 15-11 Big Red win at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell moved into second place in the Ancient Eight standings in improving to 7-3 (3-1 Ivy), while Harvard dropped to 7-3 (2-1 Ivy) with the loss.
Sophomore Jeff Teat was electric, setting a career high with eight assists and matching a personal-best with 12 points. The eight assists was one off the school record and moved him into eighth on the school's career list with 75.
TROY, NY — The top-ranked RIT (12-0, 4-0 Liberty League) men's lacrosse remained undefeated on the season with an 18-11 win over No. 20 Rensselaer (8-2, 3-1 Liberty League) in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon. The Tigers improve to 4-0 in Liberty League action with the win.
EASTON, Pa. – The Army West Point women's lacrosse team erased a five-goal second half deficit en route to its thrilling 12-11 victory over Lafayette on Saturday at Fisher Stadium.
The win was the second in Patriot League play for the Black Knights, marking the first time in program history the team has posted multiple league wins. Additionally, senior co-captain Amy Johnston joined teammate Rachel Hornick as the only 100-point scorers in program history with an assist.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Eight different players scored goals as the nationally 15th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team pulled away in the second half to earn a 14-9 victory versus Oneonta in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon. The host Red Dragons improved to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference with the win. The visiting Red Dragons dropped to 4-6 and 1-1.
Rochester, NY – Nazareth strung together its fourth-straight victory on Saturday, making quick work of Elmira in a 19-2 win on the Artificial Turf. Over the four game stretch, Nazareth has outscored its opponents by an 80-22 margin.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team rolled to a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory Saturday afternoon as they topped visiting Wells College by a final 26-7 on Drake Field in Morrisville.
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Nina Schaefer (LaFayette) and Kendall Skuse (Churchville-Chili) each finished with three goals as Buffalo State used a fast start to cruise to a 10-4 win over visiting Potsdam in today's SUNYAC contest.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team rolled past State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponent SUNY Potsdam Saturday afternoon, winning by a final score of 8-5. The Golden Eagles move to 4-5 (2-0 SUNYAC) on the year, where the Bears fall to 3-6 (0-1).
The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team beat UMBC, 11-7, for its fifth straight win overall and fourth in a row to start America East play. Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Leghart backstopped the victory with eight saves and just four goals allowed.
William Smith senior Melissa Moore notched five points as the No. 15 Heron lacrosse team defeated St. Lawrence 11-7 in a Liberty League game played in Canton, N.Y., this afternoon. The Herons improved to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Jack Burgmaster knows what its like to jump from high school lacrosse to one of the top college programs in the country.
This season, his junior year, he's tried to impart everything he's learned to incoming freshmen and other inexperienced players.
That includes his younger brother, freshman Alex Burgmaster.
Loudonville, New York – Men's lacrosse picked up an 11-8 conference win against Siena Saturday afternoon. The Red Foxes fended off an aggressive Saints team who outshot Marist 53 to 35. With the win, the men improve to 2-2 in MAAC play while Siena falls to 0-4 in conference play.
FREDONIA, N.Y. – Freshman Hannah Lorenzen (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) scored a career-high four goals and senior Megan Gonzalez (Miller Place) recorded a career-best four points, including a career-high tying three goals, as nationally 19th-ranked Cortland won 21-3 at Fredonia in SUNYAC action.
Alfred, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team took down Alfred University on Saturday afternoon 9-5 in Empire 8 Conference action. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the Empire 8, while the Soaring Eagles fall to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
HARTFORD, CT. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (4-8, 1-2 AE) defeated Hartford (3-7, 0-3 AE) 14-10 on Saturday afternoon. Sean Gilroy scored a career-high six goals in Binghamton's crucial conference win.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) scored five goals to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-8 victory over Saint Anselm College on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The Wildcats went off for six goals in the opening quarter and held a very comfortable 10-0 lead at halftime. Despite the 16 scores, there were no individual, standout stat lines, but a healthy group of contributors to the team's fourth straight victory to start the season.
UAlbany: Kyle McClancy and Tehoka Nanticoke each had hat tricks, while Davis Diamond had two assists. JD Colarusso had the loss in the cage with nine saves. TD Ierlan won 19-of-21 faceoffs, grabbing 11 ground balls.
Potsdam, NY – Junior Samantha Gladd (Columbia HS) made a career-high 15 saves, including nine in the second half, to help lead the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team to a 9-4 victory over 15th-ranked William Smith College Friday afternoon on a snowy day at Hantz Turf Field.
Frank Delia (Baldwinsville), Onondaga Community College
In Onondaga’s only game last week Delia made 12 saves in the team’s 14-10 win over #4 ranked Genesee Community College. He was the difference maker in the game as the top ranked Lazers improved to 5-0 to start the season, 3-0 in Region III games.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior midfielder Erin Cregan (Brighton) scored four goals, including the game-winner with 2:16 remaining in overtime as the No. 12 Knights earned an 11-10 victory over Brockport in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse action, Friday.
SKANEATELES — In the battle of the Lakers, Skaneateles fell short.
Skaneateles boys lacrosse fell behind by six goals at halftime, eventually losing to Cazenovia 15-7 Friday at Skaneateles High School. With the loss, the Lakers fall to 2-1 on the season.
This is the toughest week of the season for the Buffalo Bandits: Surviving another bye week – their fifth and final of the season.
It's no secret that the Bandits do not perform well coming out of a bye week, and I would imagine that holds true for the rest of the eight teams in the NLL as well.
Friday: DAY IN REVIEW: It's been a busy vacation week for the Canandaigua Braves as they followed at Win at Geneva with a win over Penn Yan in overtime tonight.Pal-Mac Pal-Mac traveled to Erie, PA for a 19-9 win against Erie McDowell and McQuaid won in Maryland.
There was only a single game played tonight. R-H was the first Section Five team to defeat Baldwinsville this season. The Bees had previous defeated Brighton and Penfield. The Royal Comets held off a late push by Baldwinsville to defeat the Bees 9-8.
OVERLAND PARK, Kans. – Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) has been selected as one of 10 NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field when the finalists were announced today for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Pulver is one of just two Ivy Leaguers on the list, joining Penn's Connor Keating, and is one of only two defenders to make the cut.
Between thinking about the agony that accompanied the ending of coach Tony Bennett’s UVA basketball season and spending a day with Mikey Thompson and the Christopher Newport team recently, it brought to mind a theme I have addressed in multiple settings.
If I had to boil down to a sentence what it has been that I have been doing these past 42 years, it would be trying every method to convince young men that “it is worth it” to make the commitment and sacrifices required for success.
The Darien boys lacrosse team carries an eye-popping résumé into the season: Four consecutive state and FCIAC championships, a winning streak that just hit 56, and that little matter of the 2017 National Championship. As head coach Jeff Brameier put it: “We’re used to having a bull’s-eye on our back, but that’s the fun part.”
Syracuse lacrosse defender Nick Mellen has become one of the best shutdown players in Division I.
The redshirt sophomore takes on the task of shadowing opponents' top scorers, and for much of this season it's Mellen who has come out on top in that challenge.
BALTIMORE – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team looks to continue its undefeated run on Friday, April 6th, heading back to Maryland to play conference foe UMBC for a 7 p.m. game.
This is a rescheduled game, having been moved up from Saturday due to expected inclement weather in the Baltimore area.
The game at UMBC Stadium will be broadcast live on AmericaEast.tv.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sophomore Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored 50 seconds into overtime to give No. 14/18 Syracuse a 12-11 victory at No. 9/6 Loyola on Thursday, April 5. The win was the second for the Orange this season against a top 10 opponent and improves Syracuse's record to 7-5.
This was not the start New Hartford girls lacrosse was hoping for.
After falling 10-2 to RFA earlier in the week, the Spartans saw their record drop to 0-2 with an 8-6 loss to Clinton on Thursday afternoon from Don Edick Field.
The MLL Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade is a seminal event on the MLL calendar. Teams have the opportunity to supplement their roster with ready-to-go talent from the college ranks and transform their lineups. The Florida Launch went 2-3 in their first five games last season, including a 19-7 drubbing at Ohio the day before the draft. Then, they made four of the first 10 picks in the draft and used the newly-acquired pieces to go 6-3 down the stretch and qualify for the postseason for the first time in franchise history.
Here’s a scan of the program from the 1987 NJCAA Region III tournament, held at SUNY Canton. The participating teams were Canton, Cobleskill, Herkimer, and my own HVCC Vikings . The HVCC – Herkimer regional championship match-up was a close and tense game, where Herkimer came out with the win. Looking over the program reminds me not only of the games played, but also the life long friends made through the experiences.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport men's and women's lacrosse teams are hosting a "Green Dot" awareness game this Saturday April 7.
Green Dot awareness is a way to promote bystander intervention and educate students on how they can prevent sexual assault, as well as dating violence and stalking. The purpose of this game is to bring together the Brockport community and make people aware of Green Dot and what benefits it can bring.
BALTIMORE – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team looks to continue its undefeated run on Friday, April 6th, heading back to Maryland to play conference foe UMBC for a 7 p.m. game.
This is a rescheduled game, having been moved up from Saturday due to expected inclement weather in the Baltimore area.
The game at UMBC Stadium will be broadcast live on AmericaEast.tv.
Sunday's Pre-Game Clinic presented by DICK'S Sporting goods, has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.
The skills clinic has been rescheduled for Friday April 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., and will directly follow the Canisius Men's Lacrosse contest versus Manhattan. The Golden Griffins and Hawks are slated to start at 4 p.m.
Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) tallied five goals including four second-half markers to help lead the Canisius women's lacrosse program to a 15-10 win over Siena on Wednesday afternoon. With the win the Golden Griffins improved to 6-5 overall and 3-0 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, while Siena dropped to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in conference action.
POUGHKEEPSIE New York – Women's Lacrosse cruised to a 19-3 victory at Tenney Stadium Wednesday evening against Manhattan. Morgan Jaycox had a monster game on offense finishing with two goals and a career high seven assists. This matches a single game assist record set by Allison Gionta against Manhattan in 2016.
BRYN ATHYN, PA – Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse scored three unanswered tallies in the fourth quarter Wednesday afternoon, picking up their second straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win as they topped host Bryn Athyn College 11-9 in Pennsylvania.
No. 8 Syracuse (6-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) has won three straight games, including two top 10 victories over Notre Dame and Duke. The Orange has held opponents to their season-low goal totals in each of its last two games. With three conference wins, Syracuse has already clinched a share of the ACC regular season title.
Our beat writers take on three questions facing Syracuse as it enters the homestretch of its regular season slate.
Early in the season, it seemed Emily Hawryschuk couldn’t miss — she ranked in the top 10 nationally for shooting percentage at one point. On Saturday against then-No. 20 Duke, a few of her misses encapsulated SU’s offense of late.
The state championship drought lasted 11 years.
Section V girls lacrosse teams routinely played for state championships from 2006 to 2016, but none won. Pittsford broke through last spring. Not only did the Panthers end the area's winless run at states, but they became the first Section V squad to win at the Class A level.
“The response to this year’s Team 24 games has been minimal. Though disappointing, like anyone else who fights the disease every day, I can’t give up without a fight!”
This year, Ventiquattro has wrist bands to sell for the cause — the bands are light blue, which is prostate cancer’s awareness color — and each is emblazoned with a Team 24 and a Superman 24 shield with the words “Beating Cancer With a Stick,” which is Team 24’s traditional slogan.
ALFRED, N.Y. – The Hilbert College women's lacrosse team was up for the challenge this afternoon when they traveled to Alfred University for a non-conference match on the windiest day of the year.
The Hawks came out on top with a 20-9 first-win of the season for the team and head coach Emily Pasternak.
ALFRED, NY – Senior goalkeeper Shannon Gray (Churchville-Chili) surpasses the career saves mark as the Alfred University women's lacrosse team fell to visiting Hilbert College Wednesday evening 20-9. Gray passes Jessica Dunster '04 who made 587 saves in her four-year career as a Saxon.
Alfred, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team led 10-4 at the half and outscored the home team 7-2 in the final 30 minutes to cruise to a convincing 17-6 victory over Alfred State in non-conference action on Wednesday night.
ONEONTA, NY – Cordell Armstrong's (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area) fourth goal of the game with 1:26 remaining put Hartwick's men's lacrosse team up for good in an 8-7 victory over Clarkson on Wednesday at Wright Stadium. Hartwick led for two and a half quarters before the Golden Knights tied the game three times in the second half until Armstrong's winner.
ROCHESTER, NY -- The No. 1 RIT (11-0) men's lacrosse team defeated No. 15 SUNY Cortland (6-4) 17-8 in cold and blustery conditions on RIT's Turf Field Wednesday afternoon. RIT led 8-1 after the first quarter and 10-4 at halftime. The Tigers outscored Cortland State 7-4 in the second half, including 6-2 in the fourth quarter.
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Men’s Lacrosse will be raising money throughout the month of April as part of participation in the USILA/HEADstrong Awareness Month. The cause helps raise awareness and funds for patients and families affected by cancer.
I started Official Lax Girl sophomore year [of high school], when I was really starting to fall in love with the sport. I had about 5,000 followers, and my parents told me I should put my picture on my account. I was like, “No, it’s fine. I don’t want to put my face or my name.” Part of it was because I realized that I didn’t look like a lot of lacrosse players. The ads from companies and the magazine and the player of the year photos — there really weren’t many girls that looked like me, and I guess I felt if people knew that this was what I looked like, they would unfollow.
Starting a lacrosse program from scratch is not a new concept for Michael Yelich. The Orchard Park graduate and Albany alum is the one who kick-started the West Seneca East and West boys lacrosse programs. He’ll look to do the same this year at Depew.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—There's no argument that the Liberty League is the nation's top men's lacrosse league and the Skidmore men's lacrosse team made its league playoff pitch with an 11-10 road win over Union College.
The Lancaster boys’ lacrosse team has played in each of the past two Section VI Class A Championships. They return a solid group of talented and experienced players, who are joined by some exciting young players. The team is solid on defense, dangerous on offense and plenty deep. But none of that matters unless they are able to unseat Orchard Park.
Another stout defensive effort and a five-point day from Stephen Rehfuss (Shaker) powered the No. 8 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (6-3, 3-0 ACC) past Hobart (4-6, 1-1 NEC), 11-4 on Tuesday night. The win marked the third-straight victory for Syracuse and it's the 51st-straight time that the Orange earned a win in a game they held their opponent under 10 goals.
The Statesmen (4-6) had a slim 34-33 edge in shots, but the Orange (6-3) had a 19-13 advantage in shots on goal. The SU defense pressured Hobart into 16 turnovers, five more than the Orange committed. The Statesmen won 10-of-18 faceoffs, but Syracuse had a 27-21 advantage on ground balls.
Rindge, N.H. – Senior attackman Greg White (Buffalo, N.Y./Nichols School) registered a career-high five points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to an 18-6 win over Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Sodexo Field.
ROCHESTER, NY – On Wednesday, April 4, the RIT men's lacrosse team will host a special event for its game versus SUNY Cortland at 3 p.m. on RIT's Turf Field. The Tigers will be collecting donations to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation an organization that helps families who have been impacted by cancer.
CAZENOVIA, N.Y. -- A career outing from senior Rachel Grampp '18 (Williamsville) paced the Elmira College women's lacrosse team to a 15-9 non-conference victory over Cazenovia College on the road Tuesday evening.
POTSDAM, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Angela Ponto (West Genesee) recorded her 500th career save and Gemma O'Kane (Bishop Ludden) and Brigid Regin (West Genesee) recorded hat tricks to help the Oswego State lacrosse team cruise past Potsdam by a score of 11-4 on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Lakers improve to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the SUNYAC while Potsdam falls to 4-5 (1-1).
The Auburn defense squashed Syracuse's possessions in the first half, and didn't allow many shots from in close. Even when the bench was emptied in the second half, the Maroons defense held strong and caused quick turnovers.
UTICA, N.Y. – The No. 24 St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team took down Utica College on Tuesday afternoon 14-5 in the team's third Empire 8 Conference matchup of the 2018 season. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference, while the Pioneers fall to 6-4 overall and 2-1 in the Empire 8.
Head Coach Zach McMullin has a great staff on board, and the program has two strong captains this year in Nick Smith and Anthony Irizarry. Smith is a local Cortland, NY product and transferred in from Alfred as a longstick that can play down low or in the midfield. He’s a turnover generator and has a great motor. Irizarry is an attackman who can also play midfield, hails from Middletown, NY, and also plays for the Puerto Rico national team.
This would have been an unthinkable article at the beginning of the year or even two weeks ago, but with the Syracuse Orange’s 17-10 loss to Duke on Saturday, things have tightened up considerably as far as the NCAA Tournament picture goes.
Donovan Lopez wasn't a little surprised that his Pittsford girls lacrosse team was voted No. 1 in the Democrat and Chronicle's first poll this spring. "I'm shocked," the Panthers coach said. "People are voting on what we've done in the past, though."
Tuesday's showdown between West Genesee and visiting South Jefferson was about as back-and-forth as it could get. After strong opening minutes from the Wildcats, the Spartans came back and after a fourth and final tie in the second half, Madison Schaut connected on the winner late, giving the hosts a 7-6 win.
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Jackie Dufresne (Lake View/Frontier) tallied a career-high seven goals as Buffalo State reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time this season in a 23-9 win over visiting Fredonia in tonight's conference opener.
MARCY — Junior Will Renzi totaled seven points, including scoring five goals, and freshman goalie Evan Richardson made 13 saves as Watertown’s boys lacrosse team downed Whitesboro, 16-5, on Tuesday night in a nonleague game.
I became comfortable with the role that was taking shape for me in my sophomore year at Hopkins. I would go to a McDonald’s near campus and see black kids with sticks tell me that they were playing because I was playing. At that point, that’s when I started understanding the direction and the trajectory of this generation and the role that we were going to have to play in being ambassadors and continuing to push this thing. That’s when I became very proud to be a black lacrosse player.
SUNY Cortland sophomore midfielder Lexie Meager (West Genesee) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 1. She earned the award for the second time this season.
BURNT HILLS — With a number of key departures from last season’s roster, junior Griff King said the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team approached its season opener with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake as curious as anyone else as to how the Silver Warriors might fare.
I went to Onondaga Community College, where they quickly moved me to d-middie, because I was fast and athletic. When I was at OCC, I got suspended in the beginning of my sophomore year for an incident that happened at an off-campus party during fall ball. There was a kid there whose father coached at one of the [local] high schools. He had tensions with some of my teammates and just seemed agitated. I walked by him, and I didn’t know the guy. He muttered the N-word. I was taken aback by it.
RIT Women's Lacrosse has released their Summer camp dates and registration is now open. The RIT Women's Lacrosse coaching staff will be hosting both a girls lacrosse academy for youth players in grades 2-7 and College ID Camp for girls in grades 8-12 July 10-12th. Campers will have the opportunity to work with the RIT Coaching staff and current college players while learning both fundamental and advanced skills that will allow them to be successful on the field.
The 13th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Games are gearing up for another exciting event set to take place the weekend of June 30th at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Field. The best-of-the-best high school lacrosse players will earn the sports’ most prestigious honor as an Under Armour All-American.
He scored 348 career points at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, just a 15-minute drive from SU. Ryan had the opportunity to work with his father, a former Syracuse lacrosse player who won two national titles with the Orange, all the way through high school. With his father and family in his corner, he will look to build on an impressive freshman season against his hometown school.
Redshirt-senior midfielder and fourth generation Syracuse lacrosse player Ryan Simmons previews the Orange's Tuesday night Dome game vs. Hobart in which the teams will play for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy.
Dismissing Fairport or Pittsford from the 2018 Class A title race probably is downright foolish, given the history in Section V. Yet, there is a sense that the door for other teams among the area's largest schools is open to the degree that someone could put a stop to the Pittsford-Fairport trophy exchange.
University at Albany men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr was at a game on Sunday night when a group of kids ran by him and yelled, "The Dane Train!" That in itself doesn't sound unusual. The Great Danes are the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, the only remaining undefeated program in Division I, and the hashtag #DaneTrain has been growing in popularity on social media.
What's funny is Marr wasn't at a UAlbany game on Easter. He was attending a Johns Hopkins-Rutgers match in New Jersey as a parent to watch his son, Kyle, play for the Blue Jays.
WATERTOWN — Whether on the football gridiron or the lacrosse turf, Joel Robare displays a certain toughness and flair on the playing field. In contrast, coming across as mild-mannered and soft spoken, Robare has quietly emerged as one of the most consistent lacrosse players in the Frontier League.
ROCHESTER, NY – Sophomore Carleigh Tarala (Tully) was selected as the Empire 8 Conference Women's Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday. It marks the second time in her two-year career at 'Wick that she has received the award.
This is probably the oddest Syracuse Orange lacrosse season in my adult life, by far. One commenter said that after the Rutgers game, he thought the season was over, and I don’t think he was alone. Nevertheless, ‘Cuse has managed to string together two top ten wins over the last two weeks.
CARTHAGE — Braelie Kempney has played many roles for the Carthage girls lacrosse team ever since she first stepped onto the field as an eighth grader four years ago.
One of the Frontier League’s most consistent scorers, this year Kempney will be counted on in a new role — playing in the midfield.
Early in the season, Gait said that new rules implemented this year will make the draw split “50-50” and no one will “dominate.” Thus far for Syracuse, that hasn’t been the case. The Orange is getting outpaced in the draw 212-155, including 53-33 across its three conference games, all losses.
The Buffalo Bandits envisioned nights like Saturday when they used their first two draft picks last September to select Josh Byrne and Chase Fraser. Byrne, the No. 1 pick, scored four goals and Fraser, the 13th pick, scored three in a 14-11 home win over New England on Saturday.
The grind continues. Ohio State wrangles reps the Midwest vs. Marquette and takes the trip to Denver, North Carolina dives deep into its film and tangles with the Pioneers in Chapel Hill. Duke tests itself early vs. Loyola and Syracuse learns what life is like without a key offensive player vs. Johns Hopkins.
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is warning lacrosse players, coaches and teams to use caution when purchasing lacrosse balls online.
NOCSAE is taking aggressive steps to stop the sale of counterfeit lacrosse balls by multiple illegitimate vendors, primarily on the Internet. In recent months, NOCSAE has worked with Amazon, GoDaddy and other online shopping platforms to shut down vendors selling lacrosse balls that have not been certified to the NOCSAE standard.
This Summer, July 11-21, forty-eight men’s lacrosse teams from 6 different continents are set to compete in the 2018 FIL World Championships. It will be the largest international lacrosse event in history.
If you’re curious about how to get there, where to stay, what to see, ticketing and more, you’re in the right place. We’ve prepared this quick-hitting Travel Guide for you!
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the fifth time this season, Tehoka Nanticoke has been selected as the America East Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
As a team, UAlbany 14 weekly awards, including Nanticoke earning six weekly honors off five rookie and one offensive player of the week awards. UAlbany has at least one weekly award each week since February 19th, every week the team has played at least one game.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate took home two of the four Patriot League women’s lacrosse weekly awards, as sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Croston earned her first defensive player of the week and freshman attacker Danielle Van Calcar picked up her first rookie of the week, when weekly honors were announced by the League on Monday.
Syracuse will play look to retain the Kraus-Simmons Trophy for the fifth-consecutive year.
- The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, with Jake Marsh on play-by-play and Ryan Powell on color. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will carry the game on TK99/105 and JD Raucci, Jonathon Hoppe and Jack McMullen broadcasting the game for WAER.
Since 2011, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team has faced off versus Hamburg in every Section VI Class B finals. The Falcons have one title win versus the Bulldogs in that time frame. In 2018, coach Vince Schiffert said his team is ready to get back on top.
The agility of Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Jamie Trimboli is coming in handy as he works a balancing act.
The sport is instinctual for him, often played best under pressure with a minimal amount of thought.
That's how Trimboli scored the game-winner against Duke in overtime last year and also burned the Blue Devils with the late decisive goal in a win this season.
William Smith College first-year Rachel Yackel was named the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week by the conference office. In addition, senior Melissa Moore garnered a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Delaney Galvin took home both the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week. This is the third time Galvin has taken home the Defensive Player Award and first for Rookie of the Week.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men's lacrosse team stands as the unanimous #1 in the nation for the fourth consecutive week.
In addition, UAlbany has been #1 in the nation in each the United States Intercollegiate Coaches Association (USILA) poll and the Inside Lacrosse Maverik media poll for the last six weeks.
Hello, April. Her “showers bring May flowers,” right? Believe it or not, April will also bring us the ACC Tournament. Hard to believe there are college teams that have played as many as 11 or 12 games already.
More locally, the high school season started last week, with most everyone finishing up their pre-season scrimmages and beginning to play the games that count.
ALBANY — The University at Albany men’s lacrosse program left Saturday’s 13-7 win against Stony Brook, achieved without injured star seniors Connor Fields and Justin Reh, feeling pretty good about its future.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 17 Ithaca College women's lacrosse team remained perfect on home turf on Saturday afternoon, running its record to 6-3 on the year and 3-0 in Liberty League action, in a 17-10 victory over Union College at Higgins Stadium.
West Genesee scored six of the first eight goals in their 13-10 win over Penfield. The Wildcats were led in scoring by Max Rosa with 6g. Although the Patriots kept the game close and forced a tie three times, West Genesee held control through most of the second half. In the fourth quarter, Penfield never got closer than two.
We have been working on a project over here at Lacrosse All Stars for quite a while and it is finally ready to launch. Introducing: The Know The Game Podcast!
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The Rochester Knighthawks rallied to defeat the Colorado Mammoth 16-14 Saturday night at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
In a game that saw Rochester (8-7) down for the majority of the first half, the Knighthawks stayed strong and steady to solidify a very crucial win in the final weeks of the season.
POUGHKEEPSIE New York – The Red Foxes delivered on both sides of the ball, shutting out Monmouth in the second half to take a 14-3 win at Tenney Stadium. Marist improves to 5-4 overall and 1-0 in MAAC play. Monmouth falls to 3-8 and 1-1 in conference play.
Hamilton College's Nicole Lyons '18(Vestal) posted a career-high six points and the Continentals picked up their second NESCAC victory with a 14-10 win against the Bates College Bobcats at Bates' Garcelon Field on Saturday afternoon.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally 14th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the game's last five goals and held Plattsburgh scoreless over the final 21:48 to earn a 10-7 come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC opener for both teams. The Red Dragons improved to 6-3 overall, while the Cardinals fell to 1-7.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Seven straight goal started things off for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team against Vassar College, and the Golden Knights cruised to a 17-7 Liberty League victory over the Brewers on Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Knights won their fifth straight game, improving to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in conference games, while Vassar dropped to 2-5 and 1-1.
Canton, NY – Josh Yelvington (Carthage) scored six goals and Kyle Smith (Indian River) added six assists as the SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team earned a 13-11 win v. Cazenovia College on Saturday afternoon.