SCRANTON, PA. – The nationally seventh-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the second half to break a 6-6 tie and went on to defeat Scranton, 13-8, in the Red Dragons' season-opening game. The Royals fell to 3-2 after starting the season with three straight wins.
I followed the IC Men's Lacrosse team for the past month. Their preseason consisted of a month of preparing for two scrimmages against Cornell (JV) and Williams, and for their first season in the Liberty League.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore attacker Sidney Hall (South Jefferson) tallied five points to lead the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-6 season-opening victory over 15th-ranked Mercyhurst University on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
I started playing lacrosse when I was just four years old. I started tending goal when I was in first grade. Growing up in Central New York, everyone played lacrosse. This was true not only in my immediate family, but also in our larger community, as literally everyone played the game. Our school was only a short drive from the nearby First Nations community, and early on in life we learned that we were not born into this game, but that we had been adopted into it, and were expected to behave as a member of the family. And every family is unique.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Syracuse sits atop the latest NCAA Division I women's lacrosse statistics in two categories. The Orange lead the country in points per game (28.67) and are tied for first in scoring offense (19.67).
Syracuse has used a balanced scoring attack this season as it is the highest-scoring offense in the nation despite not having a player ranked in the top 100 in points. The Orange has had at least nine different players score at least one goal in each of the first three games of the season.
Crump led the Purple Eagles in goals (11) and points (11) as they went 2-0 with wins against St. Bonaventure and Duquesne. Crump scored four goals on five shots on goal in the victory at St. Bonaventure. Crump netted a career-high seven goals, which are the most in the MAAC, including the go-ahead goal in Niagara's win at Duquesne.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Helping UAlbany to a dominant win over Drexel, two Great Danes earned America East men’s lacrosse weekly honors on Monday.
Connor Fields was selected as the America East Offensive Player of the Week while Tehoka Nanticoke repeated as the league’s Rookie of the Week.
For Varello, now the starting faceoff specialist for No. 12 Syracuse (2-1), music has always been an escape from the stresses of school and sport. This past summer, he picked up painting. For someone that has spent his entire life training to be a lacrosse player, the arts offer a sanctuary from the rigors of life, and also have helped to make him the player he is today.
Jourdan Roemer's goal with 3:21 left in regulation time helped push the contest to overtime, but Oregon notched the game-winning goal, with 1:36 left to defeat Canisius women's lacrosse, 12-11, on Monday afternoon. With the loss the Golden Griffins dropped to 0-3 and the Ducks improved to 2-1.
Disappointment and sadness covered the lacrosse field as Canisius celebrated its game-winning goal in overtime over the Oregon women’s lacrosse team. “I looked up to the sky and was like, ‘Oh my God, they defeated us,’” Oregon attacker Mariah Gatti said postgame. Luckily for the Ducks, the disappointment was short-lived as the goal was negated thanks to a little-known rule where only the goal-scorer is allowed to drop her stick upon a goal in overtime.
The last American to win the pro indoor scoring title was Syracuse University grad Brad Kotz, who had 34 points including 28 goals for the Philadelphia Wings in 1989 when teams played eight-game schedules in what was then known as the Major Indoor Lacrosse League.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Sophomore goalie Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) of the RIT men's lacrosse team, was named Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 25, 2018. It is Hare's second straight Liberty League weekly honor.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today unveiled the 2018 Girls’ Lacrosse Rules Online Course at learning.uslacrosse.org. The course covers the most important and most common National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations (NFHS) rules of play for high school girls’ lacrosse, which serve as the foundation for the age-appropriate US Lacrosse youth rules.
A good number of games were played during the opening weekend of NJCAA men’s lacrosse, and many of these contests were BIG games to open the season, and we even saw plenty of surprising results. There is lots of movement in the NJCAA poll already, and it shows that a nice amount of parity exists right now. This all combines to make for an exciting season, so get on board!
Most notably, 2017 national semifinalist and preseason No. 5 Washington & Lee dropped two one-goal affairs to open its season, but the Generals got their troops in order to knock off then-No. 4 Franklin & Marshall on the road Saturday. Then-No. 11 Catholic challenged preseason-No. 9 Salisbury before falling, 13-9, on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we start by looking at some Syracuse Lacrosse families. Of course fans are familiar with the Simmons and Desko families, but what about the Currys? WAER's JD Raucci fills us in on the latest father-son duo of Todd and Brendan Curry.
The first-place Saskatchewan Rush just landed a legend.
The Rochester Knighthawks dealt Dan Dawson, the National Lacrosse League’s No. 5 all-time leading scorer, to the Rush in a trade for a second-round draft pick this year and a third-round choice in 2020.
Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey! Oops, make that, Greetings from Winter Park, Florida!
OK, technically, I’m not in Winter Park; I’m in Lakeland, Florida, but I thought I’d start out with a Bruce Springsteen reference, and Lakeland and Jungleland is simply too much of a stretch. And, yes, I know – my title is from The Who, not The Boss. I’m weaving all over the road this week…
NEWBURGH, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (1-1) defeated Mount Saint Mary College (0-1) 15-4 in the teams' first ever meeting on Sunday afternoon. Junior captain ayla O'Connor (General Brown) led the Bears with career-highs in goals (five), assists (three) and points (eight).
The Red Foxes took a 7-5 lead with 10:29 remaining on Morrison's second goal of the afternoon. Intermesoli scored with 3:09 left to give Marist a 8-5 lead. But the Bearcats would not go away as they scored two goals in 18 seconds to make it a one goal game with 2:12 to play. Marist won the faceoff and took a timeout with 46 seconds left to ready their defense for a Bearcat attack. Marist held strong and forced the Bearcats to take a couple of wide shots to end the game.
Hailed as one of America’s fastest growing sports, Crosse Studios and Big Ant Studios have recently announced that professional lacrosse will be making its way back to home consoles this March with Casey Powell Lacross 18.
Through two games, UAlbany has excelled in all facets of the game. But what Ierlan brings is special — and extra special because of what his success means in the context of the Great Danes. UAlbany’s offense is powered by two of the best attackmen in the country in senior Connor Fields and freshman Tehoka Nanticoke, so the Great Danes are nearly unbeatable when they win faceoffs on a consistent basis.
The Rochester Knighthawks (5-6) continued to be red hot as they handled business easily with a 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bandits (6-4) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night. The win marked Rochester’s third in a row and ended Buffalo’s winning streak at four in front of 15,302 fans.
Buffalo native Joe Resetarits went on a tear and finished with 14 points (3+11) against his former team, including 10 points on the Knighthawks first 11 goals. His 11 assists tied a Knighthawks record and his 14 points set a new career high. Resetarits is also now the NLL’s point leader.
After trailing by five goals on two separate occasions, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team (2-1) led a furious comeback, capped off by Dom Madonna sending a full-field pass to Ryan Simmons in triple overtime to bury the game-winner in another Carrier Dome thriller.
Army (3-1) saw four players record multi-goal games with Conor Glancy leading the way with a hat trick. David Symmes, Sean O'Brien and Nate Jones each had two goals apiece in the loss. AJ Barretto finished with seven saves, including two in the overtime periods. John Ragno won 14 face-offs in 21 attempts for the Black Knights.
Connor Fields finished with nine points, one shy of his career high, with a career-high seven assists, adding two goals. Justin Reh and Tehoka Nanticoke each had three goals and two assists for five points. TD Ierlan won 21-of-22 faceoffs for 17 ground balls. JD Colarusso earned the victory in goal with eight saves and two goals allowed in the first 45 minutes, as Jason Yoquinto finished the game with two saves in the final quarter.
LOUDONVILLE, NY - Senior midfielder Tim Cousin tallied the first game-winning goal of his career which gave Siena Men’s Lacrosse a 14-13 overtime win over UMass Lowell. Siena improved to 2-0 on the early season, their first 2-0 start since 2008.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Marist women's lacrosse team won its home opener against Vermont 15-6. Hailey Wagner's 16 draw controls played a huge role in Marist maintaining possession and finding scoring opportunities. Marist improves to 2-0 while Vermont falls to 1-2.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Senior goalkeeper Christian Knight posted a career-high 19 saves and Cornell used a 9-0 scoring run to gallop past Hobart 15-8 on Saturday afternoon in the team's home opener at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 1-1 on the year, while the Statesmen fell to 0-3 in the 137th meeting of the most-played rivalry in college lacrosse.
Lafayette Hill, Pa. – Senior attackman Justin Kesselring (Fairport) recorded a career-high seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 19-4 victory over Chestnut Hill College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Football Stadium.
ALFRED, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team overcame a 7-4 halftime deficit to defeat Alfred State 15-10 in their first game of the 2018 season. Keuka College (1-0) was led by a pair of five-goal scorers. Senior Andrew Burns and freshman Seth Bush each scored five for the Wolves. Nikoli Biljanoski recorded nine saves in goal to earn the win.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Andrew Rosso scored four goals while both Danny Turck and Nicholas Miller each notched a hat trick as the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team got off to a strong start after defeating Morrisville State on Saturday in a non-conference matchup inside Growney Stadium.
ALFRED, NY – Senior attack Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) picked up where he left off to start the 2018 campaign as he netted five goals and added an assist as the Alfred University men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Moravian College 10-4 Saturday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium.
For Byrne, being selected first in the draft – it was the Bandits first overall pick since 2004 when they chose Debby Powless – meant he would be on the team whose assistant coach, John Tavares, is the most prolific left-handed scorer in NLL history.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 11th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team got its 2018 off to a strong start on Saturday afternoon when it welcomed Nazareth College to Higgins Stadium. IC raced out to an early lead and maintained a healthy advantage throughout the afternoon en route to a 14-8 victory.
Growing older, the passion remained as Symmes played both football and lacrosse. Now a senior midfielder for Army, Symmes has developed into a star for No. 9 Army (3-0) as the Black Knights come to the Carrier Dome to face No. 16 Syracuse (1-1). After not playing much his first two years, Symmes tallied 25 goals and 35 points last season, including the game-winning goal against then-No. 6 Syracuse last season.
ALBANY — Looking back, University at Albany men’s lacrosse freshman Tehoka Nanticoke said he pressed during his collegiate debut last weekend in Syracuse. “I was a little tense with my stick,” Nanticoke said earlier this week.
Buffalo comes in on a four game win streak while Rochester has recovered from a six game losing streak with two wins of their own. The Bandits are in sole possession of first place while the Knighthawks are last in the East Division. No game comes easy in the NLL and the Bandits know that.
Syracuse sophomore draw-control specialist Morgan Widner underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed a torn ACL and meniscus in her right knee. The details were confirmed via a text message from Jill Widner, Morgan’s mother, to The Daily Orange.
Colgate senior attackman Anthony Abbadessa sustained an injury early in the Raiders’ 14-11 victory over Cornell and is likely out for Saturday’s Patriot League opener vs. Bucknell. Coach Mike Murphy told IL Thursday that “the extent [of the injury] is still unknown, so we’ll have to see where we go moving forward.”
Syracuse looks to bounce back from a tough loss to No. 3 Albany on Saturday, when the team hosts Army in its second game of seven-straight contests against top-15 opponents.
- The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, with Jake Marsh on play-by-play, where he'll be accompanied on the call by Syracuse legend Ryan Powell. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will carry the game on ESPN97.7 and Noah Eagle, Conor Federico and JD Raucci broadcasting the game on WAER.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Three-time defending North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Champions, Morrisville State College men's lacrosse, will begin pursuit of a fourth straight title Saturday, as they commence the 2018 season schedule on the road at St. John Fisher College.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The grind of an unforgiving schedule this season carries a bright side for Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Austin Fusco.
Yes, there is a rat-tat-tat of one powerhouse team after another standing in SU's way this spring. But the tests can create an assembly line of opportunities for Syracuse to keep focused and not get too distracted by the inevitable lapses of the season.
How dangerous is this UAlbany lacrosse team? As dangerous as a blowtorch. After a 15-3 dominating performance at Syracuse last weekend, the Great Danes have opened whatever remaining eyes may have still been heavy or drowsy on the purple and gold.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It's not quite spring yet in Upstate New York, but the 2018 Skidmore College men's lacrosse team looks to heat things up in its season opener, at home against Babson on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Thoroughbreds look to battle through a difficult schedule, with an eye towards the Liberty League Tournament and beyond.
High school lacrosse fans already had two reasons to pay attention to the season-opener for the Victor Blue Devils.
The reigning Class B state champions again are ranked nationally by US Lacrosse Magazine, and so is Jamesville-DeWitt of Section III, Victor's opponent March 29. Since the matchup is taking place indoors, it will also be historic.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Fourth-ranked Syracuse scored in the first two minutes of the game and never looked back in a 19-12 win against Albany in front of 827 fans at the Carrier Dome.
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Emma Powlin’s (Penfield) four goals and a strong second half weren’t enough for the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team to overcome No. 4/5 Syracuse in a 19-12 loss at the Carrier Dome on Thursday.
Facing the nation’s top offense that averages 20 goals per game, the Great Danes fought back from an 11-2 halftime deficit, with Powlin scoring three times in the second half.
Thompson displayed his designs and artwork at “The Art of Sport” art show at the Spare Time Gallery inside the Miami Ad School on Thursday in Atlanta. The show featured personal artwork from athletes on Atlanta’s top professional sports franchises — the Falcons, Hawks, Braves and Atlanta United — and the creative companies that work with them.
The Team Up Speak Up campaign is committed to changing the culture surrounding concussions in sports by having all athletes take on the responsibility of reporting to a team leader if they suspect a teammate may have a concussion. It’s about looking out for each other.
Liam Gleason, UAlbany’s Associate Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse and Defensive Coordinator, has served on Head Coach Scott Marr’s staff since October 2011. In his first six years, 21 UAlbany defensive players have earned all-conference honors, with another four players earning all-rookie honors in the America East. Gleason’s defense helped UAlbany go undefeated in conference play in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, winning the school’s fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth America East Tournament titles.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Fresh off its best season opener in program history, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team gets set for its next two games at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, hosting Drexel for the home opener on Saturday, February 24th at noon.
According to Orange coach John Desko, SU enjoyed possession of the ball for four minutes in the first quarter, 4:30 in the second and a stunning 1:30 in the third. Given such dismal numbers, Syracuse's 15-3 loss to the Great Danes was entirely understandable.
Cornell opened up the season last week at home, taking on Villanova and emerging with a 13-7 win.
Caroline Allen had herself quite the season debut, recording three goals in the victory to lead the team.
The 2017 season was one of near misses for the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team. The Bears were in five competitive, one-goal contests last year, including three in overtime. Potsdam consistently challenged its opponents all season. A few bounces could have changed the year dramatically. That's the message 16th-year head coach Lauren Bruce is stressing to her Bears as they head out to set things right in 2018.
THE MATCHUP: The Big Red men's lacrosse team will play its home opener on Saturday, Feb. 24 when it welcomes Hobart for the 137th edition of the most contested rivalry in collegiate lacrosse. Both teams are winless on the season after the Cornell dropped its season-opener to Colgate (14-11), while the Statesmen fell to both No. 12 Penn State (15-8) and Siena (12-11) last week. The game can be viewed on the Ivy League Network, or heard at www.WHCUradio.com or locally on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard on the call.
Tara Atkinson (Lloyd Harbor, New York) led the Raiders with four goals and five points, both tied for career-highs, while Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) also recorded four goals for the Raiders in the win. O'Hanlon now has 98 career goals.
Before his first game in a Syracuse uniform, Tucker Dordevic sat down at his locker. In the scrimmages prior, he cemented himself as a starter on the first midfield line. Now, there he was, less than an hour before he made his first career start.
This Saturday, SU finishes up its opening home stand against No. 9 Army (3-0), which is coming off a 9-7 win against No. 13 Rutgers. One key piece that may be missing, though, is Army’s “top defender,” Johnny Surdick, Army head coach Joe Alberici said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 4/5 Syracusegoes for its third straight win to start the season when it hosts Albany on Thursday, Feb. 22. Opening draw is set for 5 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Admission and parking are free.
Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra and the ESPN Watch app. Live stats will be available on Cuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse women's lacrosse freshman attack Molly Carter posted 259 goals in her high school career at Lynbrook, so she knows how to find the back of the net.
But she had never unveiled anything like the score she produced against Oregon on Sunday.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Purple Eagles women's lacrosse team hits the road to face off against rival St. Bonaventure on Thursday, Feb. 22. Fresh off an 8-7 home victory in its season-opener against Binghamton, Niagara looks to open the season 2-0 for the first time since 2005. The opening draw is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
On the strength of a 16-for-21 day at the face-off X, Albany sophomore TD Ierlan is the Alpha Lacrosse Player of Week Two.
Adding nine groundballs and a goal to his stat line, Ierlan was instrumental in the Great Danes' season-opening 15-3 win over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
In the last Junior College Report I talked about the NJCAA preseason Top 10, added in some thoughts I had on the many tiers of NJCAA men’s lacrosse, and we previewed a couple more programs. This week we have two final program previews, but we also have NJCAA GAMES! It’s NJCAA game time!
Albany leapfrogged Maryland for the No. 2 ranking in the latest Maverik Inside Lacrosse media poll thanks to a 15-3 pummeling of then-No. 7 Syracuse on Saturday, and Nanticoke played a significant role in that victory.
On Saturday against then-No. 4 Albany, in a 15-3 loss where little went right for the Orange, Syracuse players made six trips to the penalty box.
But Albany, which scored on 34 percent of its extra-man chances a year ago, only found nylon once with the man advantage on Saturday.
Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack sophomore from Baldwinsville, was named Player of the Week, and Jack Sweeney, Le Moyne senior goalie from Westhill, was named Goalkeeper of the Week for the NE10 Conference.
This projection will continue to change several times before the NLL Expansion Draft actually occurs. Just a reminder, we’ve got two teams joining the league in the 2018-19, San Diego Seals and Philly Wings, bringing our total to 11. Don’t be surprised to see trades made to simply get something back for a player that is likely to get selected if he’s unprotected, and a non-expansion team can use him and protect him.
Canisius tallied eight the final 10 goals of the contest to overcome a four-goal deficit and defeat Binghamton, 12-10, In collegiate men's lacrosse action Tuesday at the Bearcat Sports Complex in Vestal, N.Y.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The honors keep rolling in for UAlbany men’s lacrosse after its big win at Syracuse, with two Great Danes being named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) DI Team of the Week. JD Colarusso and Tehoka Nanticoke are two of the representatives on the 10-member team, honored by the USILA each week.
The history of Syracuse lacrosse is filled with memorable teams and moments, none more so than what the 1988 and 2008 NCAA Championship teams delivered.
Those two teams will be honored on the decade anniversaries of their remarkable achievement at the Carrier Dome on March 10, when Syracuse hosts storied rival Johns Hopkins.
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women's lacrosse team announced its 2018 slate which includes nine home games highlighting the teams' calendar.
The Saxons went 3-12 in 2017, including an 0-8 mark in Empire 8 Conference play. AU pulled in nonconference wins against Wells College (12-9), Hilbert College (17-10) and D'Youville (24-14). The Saxons will take on Hilbert and D'Youville in 2018.
“Typically, that’s my nap time,” Thompson said. “But we put the game on the computer. Me and [my brother] Miles watched it together.”
And not long after UAlbany finished off an eye-popping 15-3 win in which senior Connor Fields collected four points and freshman Tehoka Nanticoke debuted with five goals, Thompson took to Twitter to offer a prediction.
She was part of the first women’s national championship at SU as a member of the 2015 field hockey team. She hopes to continue her field hockey career as an Olympian for the United States. For now, in her last semester as an undergraduate, she’s returned to her first sport, lacrosse, as a defender for the Orange (2-0) women’s lacrosse team. Hurff said she hopes it’s just another stepping stone toward her field hockey goals.
Offensive Player of the Week - Mike Fletcher, Quinnipiac, Jr., Attack, Syracuse, NY/West Genesee
Mike Fletcher tallied five points (four goals, one assist) in a 12-11 overtime win over No. 17 Brown. His four goals included an unassisted tally for the game-winner, when he came from behind the net on a restart, circled in front of the cage, and beat the Brown goalie over his right shoulder to give the Bobcats the win.
ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany freshman midfielder Kendra Harbinger was named America East women’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Harbinger, from Clifton Park, N.Y., scored two goals in her collegiate debut Saturday in the Great Danes’ 12-10 loss at Yale.
EDISON, New Jersey - After opening the season with a 14-11 win against Army, the women's lacrosse team pick up two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. Sophomore Samantha Mehalick earned Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman Delaney Galvin earned Defensive Player of the Week.
ALBANY, N.Y. – With the UAlbany men’s lacrosse dominant victory over Syracuse, two Great Danes shared the three America East weekly awards this period. Tehoka Nanticoke was honored as the America East Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week while JD Colarusso was chosen as the America East Defensive Player of the Week.
By Craig Rybczynski -- When the Rochester Knighthawks walked into their dressing room on Feb. 3, they were greeted with a pleasant surprise. Sewn into the left chest of their silver and light gray military-themed jerseys were authentic U.S. Army patches.
Jonathan is a three-year starter for the Rangers and head coach Tim Britton, who will start his last season with 96 goals and 101 assists. He was named to the 1st Team Attack MC-d3 and was a D&C All-Greater Rochester (Honorable Mention) in 2017.
HAMILTON – Colgate climbed into the national rankings two days after one of their biggest wins in years.
The Raiders are 18th in the USILA Coaches Poll and 20th in the Maverik Media Poll on the heels of their 3-0 start. Highlighting the early success was Saturday's 14-11 triumph over Cornell – the first win against the Big Red in 21 years and the first home victory against them since 1964.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today formally announced Philadelphia as the site of the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon) for 2019 and 2020. The sport’s national governing body hosts each year the largest professional development event and trade show in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials, leaders and fans, drawing more than 7,000 participants each January for a weekend of learning, networking and fun to kick off the season.
LaxCon will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Jan. 11-13, 2019, and Jan. 10-12, 2020. US Lacrosse in 2002 unified its men’s and women’s conventions in the City of Brotherly Love, which since has hosted LaxCon in 2004-08 and 2012-14.
Siena Men’s Lacrosse freshman goalkeeper Anthony Tebbano was tabbed the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week following the Saints season opening victory at Hobart. This is Tebbano’s first weekly award.
Well, this is a first, the first time I’ve written an RTD article in an airport because I’ve got six hours to kill because I missed my 6 AM flight because there were unusually long lines at check-in and then TSA screening. And I’m not the only one; I’m guessing there were a lot of people who missed their flights out of Syracuse this morning.
No. 5 Syracuse (2-0) beat Oregon (1-1) 17-11 to win its second-straight game to start the season. Nine SU players scored in the game, with Taylor Gait’s three goals leading the Orange. Freshman Molly Carter was the other three-point scorer for Syracuse, adding an assist to her two goals.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Senior attackman Justin Kesselring (Fairport) registered five points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's basketball team to a 12-3 season-opening win over 13th-ranked Mercy College on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
What Fields and Nanticoke aren’t totally sure about, though, is who ripped off Fields’ helmet to close the skirmish. Nanticoke claims it was him, but another teammate — Chaunce Hill, who is now a junior defenseman for UAlbany — is certain he was the one who actually removed Fields’ helmet.
The Blue and Gold suffered an early bump in the road at No. 9, Northwestern, last Saturday, succumbing to defeat, 18-7. Senior goalkeeper Rebecca VanLaeken was busy early and often in the contest, and racked up a program-record-tying 20 saves against the Wildcats.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — With five goals in No. 3 Albany’s season opener against No. 9 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, Tehoka Nanticoke just introduced himself to college lacrosse, displaying poise, power and panache.
The Rochester Knighthawks shut down the first-place Saskatchewan Rush, 16-11, tonight at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The win marked the first time the Knighthawks have beaten the Rush since the 2012 Champion’s Cup game and snapped a six-game road winning streak for Saskatchewan.
UAlbany: Tehoka Nanticoke scored five goals in his collegiate debut, while Jakob Patterson netted four goals, including the first goal for UAlbany in the game. Connor Fields had two goals and two assists. JD Colarusso earned the victory with 10 saves and three goals allowed. TD Ierlan had a 76.2% faceoff rate (16-for-21), adding nine ground balls.
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"Obviously, I'm disappointed with how we played today," said head coach John Desko. "I have to give a lot of credit to Albany, and I told Scott Marr that afterwards. Their faceoff guy gave them all those extra possessions and it really put a strain on our defense. Hats off to him, he played great. He made a lot of good decisions and scored a goal.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - In a battle between two nationally-ranked teams, the No. 12 Army West Point men's lacrosse team scored two goals in the final nine minutes and held on for a 9-7 victory over No. 10 Rutgers at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
With just over three minutes remaining in the game, Keenan Cook tallied his first collegiate hat-trick and handed the Saints the game-winning goal to defeat Hobart 12-11 for their first season opening victory since they last played the Statesmen in the season opener in 2012.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The #13/17 women's lacrosse team scored nine-unanswered goals in the first half to surge forward to a 13-7 victory in its season opener against Villanova at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon. Caroline Allen netted a career-high three goals to lead the efforts while Tomasina Leska, Taylor Reed, Grace Paletta and Sarah Phillips contributed two goals each. Ida Farinholt and Ellie Walsh both added in goals as well.
WEST POINT, New York – The women's lacrosse team played a back and forth game against Army to open the season Saturday morning, coming out on top a 14-11 victory. Samantha Mehalick led the Red Foxes, scoring a career high six goals.
The Redhawks jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter led by freshman Hunter Lemieux and junior Cody Menzies. Both players netted four goals apiece in the first half alone. Lemieux finished with six goals and two assists in his Roberts debut while Menzies posted five goals and one assist.
Amy Lazore grew up in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, surrounded by lacrosse, wishing she could play.
"It was the social magnet that brought everyone together. It was something you never questioned."
But "it was always something reserved for the boys, or the men," says Lazore. "The girls were never included and they were never supposed to be."
Canisius men's lacrosse starts a new era Saturday. The Golden Griffins play Dartmouth on the road at 1 p.m., the first game under head coach Mark Miyashita.
It'll be strange for many to see anyone but Randy Mearns directing the Golden Griffin sideline. The Canisius alum left his alma mater in June after 19 years as the head coach to build a new program at St. Bonaventure.
"This is one of the best groups I've ever had come in, in my almost 40 years of coaching," Head Coach Paul Wehrum says of his 12 freshmen and two transfer student-athletes. "With the offensive talent we were able to bring in and with how hardworking this group is; a number of them are challenging for starting spots on the team."
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Albany freshman attack Tehoka Nanticoke officially bursts upon the college lacrosse scene in the Carrier Dome on Saturday with as long and spectacular a highlight reel as any recruit in recent times. Syracuse junior defender Tyson Bomberry doesn't need to see any of it.
HAMILTON – The time has finally come! After training for the entire fall semester and a grueling preseason, the Colgate women's lacrosse team is ready to kick off the 2018 season Saturday afternoon at Vermont at 12 p.m.
After scoring one of their biggest wins of the season, the Rochester Knighthawks return home to battle the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, Feb. 17. The 7:30 p.m. contest at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena will be televised live on CW Rochester.
Rick Sowell (Horseheads) the head lacrosse coach at the United States Naval Academy talks about his time serving as an assistant coach under Hall of Fame Coach Dave Urick and Urickisms and provides great career advice for young coaches.
ALBANY — Everyone knows all about senior Connor Fields and freshman Tehoka Nanticoke.
The third piece of the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team’s starting attack?
Justin Reh, he gets to fly under the radar quite a bit.
“And,” UAlbany head coach Scott Marr said, “he could have a monster year.”
Can you remember a season as highly anticipated as this for UAlbany lacrosse? The Great Danes are the third ranked team in the country and with the top recruit in the nation joining a Tewaaraton Award finalist on attack, a first-ever trip to the national semifinals almost feels expected.
Danny Varello won 15-of-17 faceoffs against Binghamton in the season opener and was named to the USILA Team of the Week for his success. The Smithtown West graduate also collected nine ground balls and led 'The Sandbox' faceoff unit to win 24-of-29 faceoffs total in the game. The 88-percent winning percentage was the best mark since the 2015 season.
Hovering in the background of Saturday’s matchup is the possibility of Syracuse making a visit to Albany in the near future. According to a report by the Times Union, the two squads are working on a game to be played at Casey Stadium. The head bosses are working on an April date. The massive turnout at the North Carolina Tar Heel NCAA first round game last year turned some heads, and a regular season game against SU in Albany should be another packed house, whenever it happens.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Three-time defending champion, Morrisville State College, received eight first votes in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Preseason Men's Lacrosse Poll, as voted by conference coaches, and enters the 2018 season as the preseason favorite in conference play.
This week’s Junior College Report features the first NJCAA Top 10 Poll of the year, and my thoughts on how these final preseason rankings will shake out. Over the last couple months, I’ve previewed a bunch of teams, and shown off a lot of 2018 gear, including last year’s champ, Onondaga. I’ve also talked about last year’s runner up, Howard, and a bunch of other programs, like Harford, Monroe, Potomac State, and more.
ROCHESTER, NY -- The RIT men's lacrosse team is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, and the Tigers are poised to make another deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Despite the loss of 15 seniors from last year's team, the Tigers have very high expectations in 2018.
Skidmore finished with 82 total points. William Smith, the defending Liberty League champions, finished with 97 points and six first-place votes, while newest league member Ithaca finished in second with 93 points and five first-place votes. Both William Smith (No. 6) and Ithaca (No. 11) appear on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason polls.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is set to begin its 2018 campaign with a battle of the top-ranked teams in the state of New York as the Great Danes visit Syracuse on Saturday, February 17th at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast online on ACC Network Extra, with Evan Stockton on the call from the Carrier Dome.
This contest features a rematch of the 2017 NCAA Quarterfinals. Going into the weekend, both teams are ranked in the top-4 of the polls, with UAlbany at #3 in the USILA Coaches Poll and #4 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and Maryland at #2 in each poll respectively.
The Dutchmen finished the 2017 season seated in sixth place, with a 3-4 conference record. Union returns to the field with five starters from a year ago and the Dutchmen will be young this season with 26 underclassmen.
The Rochester Knighthawks seek their second-straight win when they welcome the league-best Sasketchewan Rush to the Blue Cross Arena for a Saturday night showdown on February 17 at 7:30p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on NLLTV.com.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 2018 lacrosse season kick starts this Saturday as Cornell looks to defend its home turf against Villanova. The team hopes to keep the momentum rolling from a prosperous 2017 season that saw the Big Red go 13-6, clinch a share of the regular-season Ivy League title, return to the Ivy League tournament for the sixth-straight year and advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
On Saturday, No. 4 Albany, one of the few teams in the nation not to play yet, faces off with Syracuse at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Great Danes have only beaten SU once in 16 attempts. In that 2013 Albany win, the trio of Thompson relatives combined for 10 of their team’s 16 goals. On Saturday, SU will be tasked with shutting down Tehoka Nanticoke, a Six Nations, Ontario, native who is anticipated to bring a similar electric play style to the Albany attack, which already features All-American Connor Fields.
Against Vermont on Jan. 21, Syracuse’s offense “started off pretty rough,” junior Nate Solomon said. Two weeks later, against Yale, SU had five goals in three quarters before shuffling younger players into the rotation. The offense has been “hesitant,” Desko said.
Morgan Widner jogged out to the block “S” on Ernie Davis Legends Field this past Friday and prepped for her specialty: draw controls. She starred in 2017, starting every game and finishing with the seventh-best draw percentage in the country (70.9). Now on the precipice of her sophomore season, she stood next to Connecticut’s Sydney Watson and readied for the whistle. When it blew, Watson muscled Widner off her spot and won the draw.
Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse women's lacrosse team is taking a road trip this weekend. A realyl long road trip. Almost 2,800 miles one-way, to be exact. That's how far Syracuse attack Emily Hawryschuk (pictured) and her teammates will travel to take on Oregon in the first-ever meeting of the schools on Sunday.
Russell, a 6-3, 190-pound midfielder, is taking his lacrosse talent to the University of Michigan. Russell’s announcement in December capped what had been a bit of an up-and-down recruiting ride between lacrosse and football. “But when I visited Michigan, it was game over,” said Russell. “The coaches are great and they have this new $170 million facility for lacrosse ... I felt at home.”
SPEED Lacrosse®, the pioneering new action sport founded by a team including American lacrosse superstar Casey Powell, today announced that it has appointed Wall Street investment executive Robert Minion as its first Chief Executive Officer to lead the company through its next phase of innovation and growth.
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men's lacrosse team announced its 2018 schedule on Wednesday February 14, 2018 touting seven home games and 10 matchups against common opponents from 2017.
The Saxons are coming off a 7-7 (Empire 8 3-5) season, finishing sixth in the Empire 8 Conference standings. AU led the conference in shooting percentage (33.7%) and ranked second in goals per game (13.64).
The Cornell men's lacrosse team opens its 123rd season, and its first under Interim Head Coach Peter Milliman, when the squad travels to in-state rival Colgate for a contest on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. The Raider are off to a 2-0 start after a pair of dominating victories over Marist (18-14) and Binghamton (21-7).
Ithaca’s move from the Empire 8 to the Liberty League this season has been written about, but it is easily one of the biggest things to keep an eye on. The Bombers add another perennial Top 20 team to the Liberty League, which was already one of the toughest conferences in DIII. They join RIT and St. Lawrence in the USILA Coaches' Poll, and the Liberty tied the ODAC, and Centennial as the second most represented conferences with three teams each just behind the NESCAC, which has four.
HAMILTON – It's not quite record-breaking, but it's not bad. Colgate's high-octane offense continued its early season surge, putting 10 goals on the board in the first quarter en route to a 21-7 coasting past Binghamton.
The excited screams could be heard from inside the tunnel. From the moment the Orange women’s players stepped on the field, they couldn’t erase the smiles on their faces. They screamed so loudly their voices cracked, and players skipped with every stride.
Gigi Vasile, a defender from Webster, N.Y., was one of four Duke freshmen to start her first collegiate game Sunday against No. 21 Elon. Vasile was tasked with defending Nicole Sinacori, one of Elon’s returning leading scorers. The rookie held Sinacori scoreless in the 17-9 Blue Devil victory, limiting the Phoenix attacker to just two shots, neither on goal.
The Raiders jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first period. Sean Gilroy found the back of the net at 5:43 on a pass from Thomas McAndrew for Binghamton's first goal. Colgate added four more before Stephen Petrelli scored an unassisted goal as time ran out in the first.
The third-ranked University at Albany men's lacrosse team will open its season by playing Syracuse University for the 17th time on Saturday afternoon. Every one of those meetings has been at the cavernous Carrier Dome, home of the 11-time NCAA champion Orange. But the Great Danes are getting closer to finally playing a home game against Syracuse, and it could be soon.
In this space last month, I pled the case for community lacrosse — that affordable recreation-based youth programs represent the foundation of our sport’s growth.
Why, then, would US Lacrosse partner with for-profit enterprisers to fuel the US Lacrosse Nationals platform? Isn’t this hypocritical?
BOSTON (February 13, 2018) - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the 2018 MLL All-Star Game will return to Boston on Thursday, June 28 at Harvard Stadium, home of the Boston Cannons. The game will feature the MLL All-Stars facing Team USA as it prepares for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships from July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.
BOSTON — For the fourth time, Team USA will face off against the Major League Lacrosse all-stars in a world championship year. In the fifth contest in Boston, the Americans are facing more pressure than usual.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host Alumni Night on Saturday, Feb. 24 when the Rochester Knighthawks visit KeyBank Center. The Bandits will welcome back former players who have proudly worn the team colors over the years.
"This event should be considered a recruiting showcase. The goal is for our event to become a great alternative for NYS High School athletes to get recruited in the summer. However,this isn’t just a recruiting showcase, it’s much more. The New York State Regionals is a chance to represent your town, your county, your region, and the great State of New York. We want athletes to feel special when they earn the right to wear their region’s gear and rock their region’s colors."
It should have been an easy goal. The net was practically empty and the attack was closing in on the crease. He turned his body, cocked his stick back and rifled a shot for the top corner of the net. In just about any other situation, he had a goal. But this time, the attack ran into a brick wall.
(Pittsford, NY ) 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.
Sweetlax Lacrosse is thrilled to announce they will be hosting the Future Stars Combine for players in divisions 2022 and 2023. The event will take place June 22nd in Pittsford, NY. Coinciding with their 5th Annual Showcase event, Sweetlax decided to host an event for the younger players to participate in.
It has always been a great joy for me to have young coaches ask for advice, particularly in the area of finding the balance between the requirements of family and the necessities of our profession. It can certainly seem overwhelming to consider a formula that makes it all work.
Hobart College junior attackman Chris Aslanian was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week by the league office today. He had a hand in 75 percent of the Statesmen's goals at then No. 12 Penn State on Saturday.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation has announced their new “Stick It” Campaign, and they are looking to use this new helmet sticker project to unite the lacrosse community around the idea of helping others in need, and then making it happen.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Bucknell’s Will Sands earned his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week while Loyola Maryland’s Foster Huggins received Defensive Player of the Week. Army West Point’s AJ Baretto was named Goalkeeper of the Week and Mike Hawkins from Colgate was named Rookie of the Week. Navy’s Joe Varello was named the Faceoff Specialist of the Week.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Four different programs were represented in the first Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse weekly honors of the 2018 season. Navy junior Molly O’Sullivan was named the Attacker of the Week, Lehigh sophomore Sondra Dickey earned Midfielder of the Week, Bucknell junior goalkeeper captured Defensive Player of the Week and Army West Point freshman midfielder Megan Raftery takes home Rookie of the Week, when awards were announced by the League office on Monday afternoon.
As head women’s lacrosse coach at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Carly Ritchlin meets with players, plans practices, recruits from other schools and performs other duties in her job description. But she’s also at times the first person at the hospital when a player gets hurt, especially if family members have to come from out of town.
Ever wonder what the game looks like from the official's perspective? Wonder no more.
The following video features officials wearing Go Pro cameras during exhibition games between the U.S. men's and women's national teams from 2017 (playing against Notre Dame and Florida, respectively), mixed in with some cool goal cam angles, to take you inside the game with the men and women in stripes.
Well, while I was watching hockey everywhere I turned, college lacrosse teams were kicking off the spring season. Teams down south played on or right after February 1, like they do every year, but this past weekend, a lot more teams – not just D-I, but from D-II and D-III too – got things going.
The play of Cody Jamieson was one of the keys to the Knighthawks’ win. “Jammer” broke out and scored a season-high four goals and tied his season high with six points. It was evident that Jamieson benefitted offensively from the addition of Fannell on the left side.
“The shots fell. Every game I get my shots, but it’s frustrating when they don’t (fall),” he said. “They fell today. We got Fannell in (the lineup) and he did a great job setting hard picks. We are gaining some chemistry and that helps.”
Syracuse goalies have gotten used to the routine. As the field players separate to play catch, the goalkeepers grab the ankle weights waiting for them aside the goal near the exit of the Ensley Athletic Center. While one goalie takes shots from her coach, the others strap on the weights, grab a jump rope and begin to hop.
The FIL recently confirmed that 48 teams have registered and been confirmed for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships, to be held in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21st. In 2014, 38 nations competed in the FIL games, so the ten team jump is impressive, and makes this the biggest FIL event ever.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -
Players of all ages participated in the 12th annual John Mack Southern Tier Shootout this weekend. The largest indoor lacrosse event in the country was held at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.
Results are championship game unless noted Round Robin (RR)
3/4th grade - Orange Crush 2026 wins RR
5/6 – Aftermath def Road Warriors, 20-3
7/8 AM – Maine Endwell wins RR
7/8 PM – Orange Crush 2022 def BC Bandits, 21-8
9/10 – Johnson City def Corning Hawks, 10-9
11/12 AM – Corning Hawks def Green Hornets, 10-6
11/12 PM – Westlake def Team 315, 17-16
7/8 – Millstone wins RR
9/10 - Headstrong Lehigh 2020 def Headstrong Lehigh 2021, 16-10
11/12 AM – Green Hornets wins RR
11/12 PM – Team 315 def Headstrong Lehigh 2019, 13-12
Girls 7/8 – Akwesasne win RR
Girls 11/12 – Vestal def Maine Endwell, 14-13
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Binghamton women's lacrosse is heading home from Philadelphia on a high riding a 14-8 win over Fresno State. The win was fueled by goals scattered across the board, featuring nine different Bearcats in the score column. A double team effort in goal by senior Emma Jehle and sophomore Taylor Passuello recorded nine saves over the course of 60 minutes.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Nate Solomon's circus goal against Binghamton on Saturday got the Syracuse lacrosse program a spot on ESPN SportsCenter's top plays of the day.
Solomon's score came in at No. 3 in Sunday's Top 10.
The Buffalo Bandits (6-3) hosted the Georgia Swarm (3-4) for the second game of their first back-to-back of the 2018 season on Saturday night at the KeyBank Center. The 14,058 fans in attendance got to see the Bandits win their fourth straight game as they beat the Swarm 18-9.
The Rochester Knighthawks fell to the Toronto Rock 12-9 in front of 5,439 at the Blue Cross Arena Saturday night. The Knighthawks fell to 2-6 while Toronto improved to 5-3. That was the Knighthawks’ sixth-straight loss, while Toronto has won five out of their last six.
'Cuse dominated in every way, with 12 different player scoring a goal and allowed just two goals that weren't in man-down situations defensively. At the X, Danny Varello (15-of-17), Seth Delisle (4-of-6), Nick Martin (3-of-3) and Nate Garlow (2-of-3), combined to give the Orange possession on 24-of-29 restarts. 'Cuse was also a perfect 20-of-20 on clear attempts.
BALTIMORE, MD – Senior attack Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) was selected to the 2018 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division III Epoch Men's Lacrosse Preseason All-American list for the second year in a row on Friday afternoon.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—The Hobart College lacrosse team overcame a 3-0 first quarter deficit to build a 7-5 second quarter lead, but Penn State University outscored the Statesmen 10-1 over the final 31 minutes of the game, giving the Nittany Lions a 15-8 victory.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – What a way to start!
Colgate launched the 2018 season with its highest goal total in nearly three years and its best first-game goal count in 11 years, resulting in an 18-12 thumping of Marist Saturday afternoon.
Syracuse (1-0) defeated Connecticut (0-1), 23-11, on Friday after the Orange struggled early. Emily Hawryschuk led Syracuse with four goals while three other players tallied three goals for the Orange. The win marks Syracuse's 18th straight victory over Connecticut. Here are the best images from the SU victory.
The Buffalo Bandits’ offense stayed hot and used a highlight-reel second half to take home an 18-13 win over the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday night. Buffalo (5-3) handed New England (4-3) its first home loss of the year to earn a three-game road sweep and control of first place in the East Division.
Syracuse looks to win its season opener against Binghamton, the first time in program history the two squads will meet in an opener.
- The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, with Evan Stockton and Sean Salisbury on the call. Matt Park and Kyle Fetterly will carry the game on TK99/105 and Noah Eagle, Drew Carter and Jonathon Hoppe will broadcast the game for WAER.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Twelve different players scored at least one goal on the offensive end and sophomore goalkeeper Asa Goldstock made 11 saves on the defensive end to lead No. 7/7 Syracuse to a 23-11 win against Connecticut, 23-11, on Friday, Feb. 9. The game was the season opener for both teams.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that CW Rochester will broadcast four games throughout the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League regular season. Coverage begins with a live broadcast of the Knighthawks’ Saturday night contest against the Toronto Rock at 8:00 p.m.
DeLisle, a Fulton native, is something of a surprise find as a faceoff man who right now stands as the backup to Danny Varello. After competing at both OCC and Nazareth the past three seasons, DeLisle figured he might have just a little lacrosse left in him.
A total of six men's lacrosse games, eight women's lacrosse games and water polo's two matches in the Marist Invitational will be on the Red Fox Network. Water polo's home matches against La Salle and Iona on April 7 and St. Francis Brooklyn and Siena on April 8 will be carried on ESPN3.
The network's first live broadcast will be the 2018 men's lacrosse home opener against Colgate on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. All broadcasts from Tenney Stadium and McCann Natatorium will be in high definition.
The Hobart College lacrosse team will begin its 116th varsity season with a road trip to Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Statesmen and No. 12 Nittany Lions will face off in Holuba Hall at 1 p.m.
All Hobart lacrosse games will be broadcast live by WEOS-FM (89.5/90.3).
Last time they played: In a season filled with 11 one-goal games, Syracuse escaped with a 9-8 win over Binghamton. The Orange jumped out to an early 4-1 lead before the Bearcats stormed back with a four-goal run.
VESTAL, NY - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team has added a new member to its coaching staff for the 2018 season. Head coach Stephanie Allen has announced the hiring of Stephanie Cooper, who previously coached at Corning-Painted Post.
"We are very excited to welcome Stephanie to the Binghamton Lacrosse staff and family," said Allen. "She brings a wealth of passion and knowledge to our program as well as a strong background in developing young women both on and off the field. She will definitely compliment our current staff and parallel the values and standards we have set for this team."
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-5) look to snap their five-game losing streak when they welcome the Toronto Rock (4-3) to the Blue Cross Arena for an 8:00pm ET faceoff on Saturday February 10. The game will be live on NLLTV. This is the second matchup of these two teams. The Rock played the ungracious host back on January 12, coming away with the 17-9 victory at the Air Canada Centre.
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College Alumni Association announced that Michael J. Hanna '68, P'99, HON'04 will receive the Hobart Medal of Excellence during an on campus ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9. Hanna retired in December after spending 37 years as the director of athletics at his alma mater.
Having won either the ACC regular season or conference tournament in each of the last three seasons, Syracuse won't be sneaking up on anyone in the league. However, many of the players that carried the teams to those titles are gone, and new faces have emerged ready to get 'Cuse back to the top of the ACC, with their sights set on Championship Weekend.
HAMILTON – Two scrimmages in the books means Colgate Lacrosse is set for its 2018 season opener. The Raiders are at Marist Saturday in a 1 p.m. faceoff, the first of 14 games on the regular season schedule. They play three times in the opening eight days, and head coach Mike Murphy is excited to get underway.
The Bearcats are coming off of a successful 11-5 season in which they made an America East Championship appearance. The loss of top scorer Tom Moore is a massive hit to the 2018 prospects but BU will still have a very experienced roster.
Highlights from 2017 . . .
When you get drafted by a team that already has Lyle and Miles Thompson, Shayne Jackson, Randy Staats, Jesse King, Kiel Matisz and Johnny Powless, it's going to be tough to crack the offensive unit.
That's the situation former Silver Creek lacrosse star Zed Williams was thrown in when he was selected fourth overall by the reigning National Lacrosse League champion Georgia Swarm in September. He responded the only way he could -- by adapting to a new role.
With the 2018 NJCAA men’s lacrosse season rapidly approaching, it’s time to hit the junior college trail hard, and I’ve got a banger of a post below with info, relevant links, photos, video, and more!
If you’re just tuning in now, you’ll want to check out at least three of these 2018 NJCAA posts, all linked to below:
The Orange played Siena in the season opener each of the past four seasons, winning by scores of 19-6, 18-5, 21-7 and 19-7. But Syracuse no longer has that buffer, and instead jumps right into an unforgiving schedule on Saturday when Binghamton visits the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m.
Last fall, the NCAA, NFHS and US Lacrosse announced new and simplified stick stringing specifications for women’s collegiate, high school, and girls’ youth play, effective for the 2018 season. In response to recent inquiries, US Lacrosse today issued clarifications to the new requirements.
When Georgia and Rochester had their first meeting in the 2017-18 season back on Dec. 30, the Knighthawks were riding high on two strong victories, and Georgia was looking for its first win of the season.
Since then, the Georgia Swarm (3-3) went on to post a 3-1 record as the Rochester Knighthawks (2-5) slid to the bottom of the East Division standings on the back of its five-game losing streak.
The defending champs have already landed a win in the early going, but most teams are yet to suit up in Division III lacrosse. Ken Stockmann looks at the top units across the country heading into the 2018 season.
“That right there shows you,” Faith said, referring to the primary cause of the 58-goal spread in weekend scoring between the two divisions. “I’ve been counting down the days to the shot clock. You can’t hide anymore. Gone are the days of stalling for five minutes at time. No one wants to watch that.”
The NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse postseason format has undergone a slight face lift for the 2018 season. Similar to the past two seasons, the postseason field will still feature a 12-team bracket, but the field has now been divided from two regions (North-South) to four regions (Atlantic-East-Midwest-South).
Inside Lacrosse is proud to announce the DIII preseason All-Americans, as detailed in the 2018 Face-Off Yearbook.
The All-Americans are led by DIII writer Ken Stockmann, with input from the IL staff. Three Salisbury Sea Gulls make up the first team, most of any, followed by preseason No. 2 Wesleyan, Cortland and Gettysburg each with two players.
The Rochester Knighthawks are back in action this weekend, as they play their final two-game in two-night stretch of the season. Rochester will kick off the week with an 8:00 p.m. showdown against the Toronto Rock on Saturday at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks will then travel to Duluth, Ga. to play the Georgia Swarm at 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
The games will be broadcast on 107.3 The Bull and on the iHeartRadio app. Fans can also watch the contests on NLL TV (NLLTV.com).
SYRACUSE, N.Y— Five Syracuse women's lacrosse players were named to Inside Lacrosse's Preseason All-American squad. Senior Riley Donahue and sophomore Morgan Widner earned spots on the third team, while juniors Alexa Radziewicz and Natalie Wallon and sophomore Emily Hawryschuk received honorable mention honors.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse has been picked to finish second in the ACC in a preseason vote of the league's women's lacrosse head coaches. The Orange earned two first-place votes and 53 points. In addition, senior Riley Donahue and junior Alexa Radziewicz were selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team.
Three Syracuse standouts were tabbed to Inside Lacrosse's 2018 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America list. Defender Nick Mellen and midfielder Brendan Bomberry snagged spots on the third team while LSM Austin Fusco earned honorable mention honors.
Syracuse escaped with a 9-8 victory over Binghamton in April 2017. The game followed a trend of close fourth-quarter comebacks from the Orange and was one of 11 one-goal games that year. This year, though, Binghamton returns to the Carrier Dome to open the season with an extra edge.
Horseheads native Rick Sowell talks with 18 Sports about the upcoming season at Navy. Sowell, who's been the head coach since 2011 at Navy, was a part of the first Horseheads high school lacrosse program back in the late 1970's. Two years ago, the Midshipmen made the NCAA quarterfinals and went on a run that will be remembered in school history.
Last spring, we first introduced the Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans.
As part of the Face-Off Yearbook, we compiled a list of women's preseason All-Americans based on last year's performances, careers thus far (freshmen are not eligible for preseason laurels), and input from media members who vote in the Cascade Media Poll. IL will update at midseason, then with the final All-Americans for the season at the end of the year.
Could this be the year that a team other than Limestone or Le Moyne breaks through? Willing challengers like Merrimack (which made its first final in 2017), Adelphi, Pace and Tampa sit close behind. The Spartans already kicked off the Division II season with a win over Tusculum — the start of what could be an extremely competitive race to the top.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Head Coach Cindy Timchal and the Navy women’s lacrosse team were the unanimous selection to finish atop the Patriot League when preseason honors were announced during the Patriot League Network’s (PLN) Preseason Women’s Lacrosse Show on Tuesday afternoon.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate women's lacrosse senior captain Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) has been selected to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Last spring, we first introduced the Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans. As part of the Face-Off Yearbook, we again polled media members who vote in the Maverik Media Poll to compile the Preseason All-Americans. IL will update at midseason, then with the final All-Americans for the season at the end of the year.
Last year, Syracuse’s defense was a problem. SU ranked second-to-last in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring defense on its way to its earliest NCAA tournament exit since 2006. This year, the Orange looks to build on that performance and it’ll have to come with a whole new group. But Syracuse head coach Gary Gait has a plan in mind.
BOSTON — Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that Alexander P. “Sandy” Brown has been selected as the second commissioner in the 18-year history of the league. Brown will replace David Gross, who has guided MLL since 2004.
For the second straight time, the Jr. Knighthawks captured USBOXLA gold on their home turf in the Midget Division. On Sunday afternoon, the ninth and 10th graders shut down Edge Lacrosse in a convincing 10-4 victory at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena to win the Upstate Winter Shootout.
The 2018 Men's Division III season started the same way the last one ended, with Salisbury picking up a victory. The Sea Gulls got past Hampden-Sydney by a score of 16-7 on Sunday (with two games taking place Saturday). Most of the Divison III world will get underway this weekend.
NOTE: While putting all my Laker Lacrosse RTD articles together for my first book (hopefully available sometime soon?), I realized there were still some stories that needed to be told. Somehow I failed to describe the coach who went home for a sandwich at halftime, or tell the Bryan Morelli story, or the Todd Zahurak North/South Game story, or the time when the team helped save a Canton woman from a fire back in the 70s. And no “Laker Lacrosse Collection” would be complete without those… as well as a few others. So here goes – the final chapter. I’ll try to be brief.
Nate Solomon and Tucker Dordevic each scored twice, while Nick Mellen held 2017 Tewaaraton Award Finalist Ben Reeves to just one goal, to highlight a difficult final preseason test for the No. 10 Syracuse men's lacrosse team.
No. 11 Syracuse hosted No. 5 Yale for a scrimmage on Sunday in what was a rematch of last year’s NCAA first round matchup. In SU’s final tune-up before opening the season on Feb. 10 against Binghamton, SU lost 8-5 in the three quarters of scrimmage time that came before both teams cycled in back-up players in the extended fourth quarter of play.
Here are three takeaways and additional notes from the scrimmage.
Trimboli scored 13 goals for Syracuse in his freshman year, none more memorable than an overtime game-winner against Duke at the Dome.
Ierlan was the America East Freshman of the Year and has a legitimate chance at making All-American as a face-off specialist this season at Albany.
The Jr. Knighthawks Midget team advanced to the Upstate Winter Shootout Finals, following a 12-6 win over Harvest Lacrosse this morning at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. Rochester used five power-play goals to secure the semifinal victory and improve to 3-1.
Jovan Miller is a former MLL and Syracuse lacrosse player, and he recently shared a post on his site called “Dear Lacrosse”. In the post, Jovan brings up some of the recent and historical racial issues in the sport of lacrosse, and makes a personal plea for others to speak up, or share their opinion. He specifically asked us at LAS to respond, and my thoughts on the matter can be found below.
First, a little background . . .
Rusty Red, a team of former Cornell players, defended its 2017 crown with another national title in the Warrior Grand Masters Division, while Team Cleveland was the runner-up. Checkmate Lacrosse took top national acclaim in the Grand Masters Brine Division, with the Johnnies wrapping up that competition in second place.
Rookie Josh Byrne scored a career-high five goals and Dhane Smith recorded a season-high 11 points as the Buffalo Bandits earned a 16-14 road win over the Rochester Knighthawks before a crowd of 9,425 at BlueCross Arena on Saturday night.
The annual Military Appreciation Night brought in a season-high 9,425 fans to downtown Rochester to watch the two teams face off. Fans were able to bid on game-worn, military-themed jerseys worn by both teams. Each Knighthawks jersey also sported a special patch, representing a specific member of the military that was deployed overseas.
It’s Year Two at Jacksonville for coach John Galloway, with the Dolphins’ season starting Sunday in a home opener against Navy men's lacrosse. After finishing 3-11 last season, Galloway says a goal this season is to be more prepared game to game.
I have had the chance to look over your recently released 2018 ESPNU NCAA Lacrosse broadcast schedule, and it includes several games that I am really looking forward to watching. However, in the end the schedule is disappointing. I take nothing away from the great teams and match-ups that are included, but the absence of any games featuring the University at Albany Men’s Lacrosse team is simply a demonstration in missed opportunity.
CitrusTV's Nick Dugan and Christian De Guzman bring you up to date with all you need to know about the 2018 Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Team, including who left, who stayed, and who is ready to make an immediate impact this year. Plus, we chat with Senior Attack Brendan Bomberry and Roy D. Simmons Head Coach John Desko about their thoughts about the upcoming season.
Expectations for the new year are high at Syracuse, as they come out of their shells for media day, after the unforeseen mumps outbreak during the pre-season. Meanwhile to the South, Duke’s coaches gather to prepare for stepping into the 2018 season with their best foot forward, reflecting on pre-season scrimmages and a renewed focus on the fundamentals.
Buffalo Bandits forward Pat Saunders tied the bow on one of the most improbable comebacks you'll ever see in the National Lacrosse League two weekends ago, but he doesn't want to dwell on it.
"We're back to Square One," Saunders said. "It's nice to win in Saskatoon after that poor start there, but we've got Rochester this weekend. That's what we have to focus on."
As the 2018 lacrosse season gets set to begin, US Lacrosse has updated rules interpretation help available. Linked below are rules interpretation videos for 2018 for the high school and youth levels for girls, along with Power Point presentations from the rules interpretation sessions held at the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore in late January.
US Lacrosse is currently seeking high-level candidates for the following positions for the 2019 U.S. U19 women's lacrosse team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario:
Assistant Team Manager
Do you remember the first time you picked up a stick? I do.
I was in the 2nd grade. Basically everyone I knew was playing and it seemed like a lot of fun, so my twin sister Allyson and I decided to join up that summer. I should probably mention – my first stick happened to be a boy’s lacrosse stick. You know, one of those with a deep pocket for checking. Good thing, too, because I was playing on the boys’ team.
Before I address my concerns on the state of the game, I would like to encourage anyone who reads this letter to keep an open ear to HEAR the message, and an open heart to FEEL the message. The game of lacrosse has literally been the most important thing in my life for over half of my existence and I am nothing without the game.
We continue our 2018 season preview series at College Crossecast with a very special guest. He’s a former Syracuse lacrosse player that now serves as an analyst on ESPNU for lacrosse as well as a sideline reporter during ESPN’s college football coverage. It’s none other than Paul Carcaterra!
As the Bandits move back into activation after yet another bye week, the team is inhaling the last gasps of enthusiasm from their Jan. 19 victory, looking to pick up where they left off with a game Saturday in Rochester against the Knighthawks.
The Rochester Knighthawks will honor our men and women in uniform on Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 3, when they host the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The game is brought to you by Veterans Outreach Center (VOC), Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, RECON Rings and Tango Charlie Apparel.
Fans all over the country will have plenty of opportunities to catch the No. 10 Orange on TV this season, as all-nine Orange home games and both ACC road dates will be broadcast on ESPN platforms, marking at minimum 11 national broadcasts for the 2018 'Cuse squad.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, welcomes Jay Alter and Brendan Glasheen (Syracuse University) as broadcast talent for the NLL Twitter Game of the Week.
The SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team is ranked 16th nationally in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason Division III poll. The Red Dragons also are ranked 19th in the Nike/USLacrosse Magazine preseason Division III poll.
The Rochester Knighthawks (2-4) welcome the Buffalo Bandits (3-3) back to the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday February 3 for a 7:30 PM ET faceoff. This marks the second of four installments of the Thruway Rivalry, with the Knighthawks taking the first meeting 21-11 back on December 23.
“The fall season went very well for our program,” said sophomore midfielder Destinee Johnson. “We had 12 new members on the team, and it was very important that we built chemistry and learned how to work well together before entering our spring season. We had some young players step into big roles and perform very well.”
SPARKS, Md. — Kelly Amonte Hiller, a three-time U.S. Women’s World Cup team member and a nine-time NCAA champion as a player and coach, has been named as the head coach for the U.S. women’s team that will compete in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario.
Under the helm of head coach Stephen Wagner, who was named to his second straight SUNYAC Coach of the Year, Brockport finished last season by setting a new program mark for wins with a 16-3 record, and a perfect 8-0 in conference play. They earned an at-large bid into the 2017 NCAA regional tournament, where they advanced to the third round before falling to Middlebury College.
Today we look at the lacrosse journey of Syracuse lacrosse Alum Greg Tarbell (1961-2018) Tarbell is a member of the Akwesasne, NJCAA, and Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fames. He played on several Iroquois National Teams. Special thanks to Greg’s teammates and opponents Jim Booth, Mark Burnham, Guy Van Arsdale, Tim Clark, Guy, Jeff Goldberg, and Syracuse Lacrosse Coach John Desko who contributed valuable interviews for this show.
Only a few days remain to submit an application for the US Lacrosse National Diversity Grant Program, which provides resources to local groups and organizations to support projects and events that promote lacrosse opportunities among non-traditional participants.