LOUDONVILLE, NY - Senior attack Chris Robertson has been named MAAC Preseason Player of the Year after his efforts on the field last season. The team was selected to finish fifth according to the Preseason Coaches Poll.
Hobart College has been ranked second in the Northeast Conference men’s lacrosse preseason coaches poll . . . The William Smith College lacrosse team is ranked sixth in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason poll.
UAlbany men's lacrosse star Connor Fields said he's never gone as a fan to his sport's Final Four, contested every year on Memorial Day weekend at an NFL stadium with tens of thousands of fans in attendance. It's the grandest stage in lacrosse. But Fields, a senior attack, is waiting until he can play in it.
"No, I always told myself I wasn't going to go until I hopefully make it there,'' Fields said at media day on Wednesday. "I've watched it on TV, though, but it's hard to watch. Hopefully this year, we'll be there."
ESPNU will be the home for all of ESPN’s college lacrosse coverage, televising nearly 40 matchups during the 2018 season. ACC Network Extra will stream more than 30 men’s and women’s lacrosse matchups, and more than 100 additional matchups will be available to stream live on the ESPN App, featuring the America East, ASUN, BIG EAST, Big South, Horizon, Ivy League, MAAC, Southern and South Atlantic conferences.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has named graduate student Devin Phelps (Chittenango) and senior Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) to the first-ever Player of the Year Watch List for Division III. The USILA made this announcement on Friday January 26, 2018. At the season's culmination, the All-American Coach Committee presents this award to the nation's most-outstanding men's lacrosse player in each division as voted on by the respective committee members. The initial Division III Watch List features 12 players from 10 different programs.
It was a humbling game, an afternoon to forget. But University at Albany men’s lacrosse sophomore TD Ierlan has opted to remember it. Ierlan starred as a freshman faceoff specialist for the Great Danes, earning all-conference and All-American honors during a rookie season in which he won 70.8 percent of his faceoffs. Then, the NCAA quarterfinals came around.
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team has added Sarah Martin to its staff, it has been announced by Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy. Martin joins the staff of 16th-year head coach Leslie DeLano.
This year’s modifications affect draw controls, goal interpretations, yellow cards and self-starts. Most importantly the changes implement free movement. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the alterations to “increase pace and flow of the game,” this past summer.
LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women’s Lacrosse has been picked to finish eighth in the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll released by the league on Tuesday morning. Siena will look to new head coach Abigail Rehfuss this season.
Over the summer, members of the Syracuse Women's Lacrosse team represented Team Canada at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup. CitrusTV Reporter Nicole Weaving explains how two players bonded while competing in England.
The Canisius women's lacrosse team has been selected to finish first in the MAAC in this year's preseason coaches' poll released Tuesday morning. Along with those awards junior Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) was named the league's preseason player of the year, and three Golden Griffins were named to the All-MAAC Preseason Team.
The next to join the party? There’s a good chance it’s Albany, a program with a firm grip on its league and a recent history of player of the year candidates. And with eight starters back, including Tewaaraton finalist Connor Fields, this could be the year the Great Danes take one more step.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team recently named senior Brooke Miller (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy), junior Katlyn Scarpinella (South Setauket, NY/Ward Melville), and sophomore Hali Vandermeulen (Walden, NY/Valley Central) captains for the 2018 season. The trio was selected by their peers, through a team vote, to guide the Pioneers this season.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team participated in its inaugural Community Service Week during the week of January 8-12 as each member of the program volunteered a minimum of 10 hours of his time. The areas of service varied widely and are listed below.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Preston Chapman, head coach of the Elmira College men's lacrosse team, has released the upcoming 2018 schedule for the Soaring Eagles, which will feature 12 games that span the months of March and April.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Ryan Powell's contributions to Syracuse lacrosse continue long after his career ended.
The former all-time great's latest big assist to the program comes in the form of a freshman midfielder who could wind up as the most impactful newcomer on this year's team.
There is someone out there pretending to be me, and emailing people in the lacrosse world. I don’t know what’s going on here, but it’s not on the up and up, and there is a potential Connor Wilson Lacrosse Scam going down right now using my name, and I’m not thrilled about it. While I care about my reputation, I am much more concerned that people out there might get ripped off.
Syracuse must replace its top three scorers from the team that earned the No 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals last year. Complicating things, though, is Syracuse’s strange fall season: Its practices were shut down after two weeks following an outbreak of mumps. Syracuse didn’t participate in any fall scrimmages and was scheduled to miss its final two weeks of practice.
An unexpected mumps outbreak caused fall ball to be cut short for Syracuse. That meant an up-and-down team from 2017 — the Orange had two winning streaks of five or more games, a 1-4 stretch, a stunning one-goal loss to Louisville in the regular season finale, a seven-goal defeat against North Carolina in the ACC title game and a 21-10 blowout loss to Boston College in the NCAA tournament — had less time to rebound.
“It wasn’t our best year by any means,” coach Gary Gait said.
Following a season in which the Orange tied its earliest exit from an NCAA tournament, losing in the first round for the first time since 2006, Gait said the Orange had to “reevaluate” a lot of things, coaching staff included. In preparation for what SU hopes to be an improved season, the Orange hired Matt Palumb to be the goalkeepers coach moving forward. The job used to be allocated among Gait and graduate assistants, but now Palumb assumes the title.
Since he was ten years old, Paul has fueled his passion for this game by watching countless game videotapes and reading every media guide he could while growing up in the lacrosse hotbed of Yorktown, NY. His passion for the game is clearly evident in every ESPN broadcast that he is a part of. Paul Carcaterra has become the face of NCAA lacrosse coverage in today’s game.
NCAA D2 Lacrosse has a long and interesting history. It started out a “small school” championship under the USILA in 1972-73, and morphed into a combined D2 and D3 NCAA championship in 1974. This continued until 1979, when the divisions were split, and D2 had its own playoffs until 1981. From 1981 to 1992, D2 teams could be invited into the D1 tourney. The D2 tourney wasn’t played again until 1993, but from that point it has consistently been around, and the division has continued to grow an evolve.
The Charlotte Hounds and Boston Cannons will play the first game of the year on April 21 at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte. The 4:30 p.m. ET start marks the first of three games that day. Denver will play at New York at 7 p.m. ET and the Rattlers will play their first game since relocating to Dallas at the Bayhawks (7 p.m. ET).
[Ben] Reeves, a two-time Tewaaraton finalist, enters this season on the short list for the 2018 award. With 42 goals and 37 assists last season, he passed Jon Reese to become Yale’s all-time leading scorer with 201 points.
The Adelphi University Panthers claimed the number one spot in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Pre-Season Poll, claiming 24 of the 25 available first place votes. Adelphi posted a 21-1 record last year en route to winning the 2017 NCAA National Championship. Florida Southern, who lost to Adelphi in the Championship game, checks in at #2. The third and fourth spots in the poll are claimed by last year’s NCAA semi-finalist squads, Lindenwood and Le Moyne.
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with Harvest Lacrosse, will host the inaugural Upstate Winter Shootout from Saturday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 4. The sold-out USBOXLA-sanctioned tournament includes teams from throughout the northeast region and Canada.
There is a ton of hype and chatter heading into the 2018 NCAA D3 Lacrosse season, and as a totally biased Wesleyan alum, I’m all sorts of excited. Did you hear? Lots of polls are showing Wesleyan at the top (or right there near it), and as long as they keep it up, people will think I was actually a good lacrosse player, simply because I played there. So keep it up, I crave the validation! That in and of itself makes this a good year… for me, because I’m pretty terrible at lacrosse.
“insatiable” was a word on the spelling/vocabulary list I gave to my seniors in English 12 classes at Hannibal High School. As I’m sure you already know, it means “cannot be satisfied,” as in, “He had an insatiable appetite,” or maybe “Her desire for new shoes was insatiable.”
Well, to a certain degree, I guess I’m pretty insatiable. I always want more.
The Swarm players said the coaches warned them about not focusing on the difficult travel schedule their opponents faced over the previous 24 hours. “If you think about that, then you get lackadaisical and think you are going to win,” said Randy Staats, who led Georgia with four goals and one assist. “We just tried to bring it tonight and work our (butts) off and that’s what we were able to do.”
Lyle Thompson (3-3), Jerome Thompson (1-0).
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Scrimmages like the two that the Syracuse University lacrosse team hosted Sunday can count for nothing yet at the same time mean the world to players like Orange defender Nick Mellen.
Video 3 of 3: 9 penalty minutes were issued in the Team USA Blue/White Exhibition Game. I received all 9 on 3 separate incidents, so I had to go back and watch the footage. I give you my point of view, as well as, 3rd person views to see exactly what happened. You be the judge...
Featuring interviews with Mohawk faith keepers, stick makers, coaches, and historians – and full of beautiful archive photos and video – Lacrosse: A Nation’s Game details the rich history of lacrosse in Canada from its Indigenous origins to the 150th anniversary celebration of the sport in 2017.
In a surprising change this offseason, head coach of the women’s lacrosse team Scott Teeter moved on to the University of Louisville. Teeter took over Canisius’ fledgling program in 2003 and turned the Griffs into a powerhouse in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Griffs reached the semifinals or better for the past 10 seasons, and won the MAAC Championship six times under Teeter.
I called Eli and said, “I remember dreaming of playing baseball in the majors, and there wasn’t even a major league lacrosse team back then. What were your big dreams as a youngster?” Eli replied, “My first dream was to play pro hockey.”
Eli came up through the Ithaca Youth Leagues in both sports, and he credits Brian Lasda with helping him build a strong lacrosse foundation. “Brian played on one of the national championship teams at Cornell,” Eli said, “and he was my coach, starting in second grade.”
The poll is voted on by the league’s head coaches, who cannot vote for their own team. UAlbany received all six possible first place votes for 36 points. It is the fifth season in a row that the Great Danes have been predicted to finish first and fourth time in the last five years that UAlbany was a unanimous selection.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is ranked nationally in two Division III preseason polls. The Red Dragons are ranked fourth by US Lacrosse Magazine and sixth by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany Athletic Department announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, that Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, John Battaglino, has stepped down after seven seasons at the helm of the Great Danes program. Battaglino cited personal reasons for the move. In the interim, UAlbany has promoted Associate Head Coach, Jessica Davos, to the head-coaching position for the remainder of the season. A national search will ensue following the conclusion of the season.
PERRY, N.Y. – Connor Fields has been selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Player of the Year Watch, announced on Wednesday afternoon. The USILA Player of the Year Watch nominees are voted on by DI All-American Coaches Committee, involved with the association.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko has seen thousands of great shooters during his career as a player and coach with the Orange. But there is one player who stands above them all in that category. Desko said Greg Tarbell, a former Syracuse great who died Monday, unleashed the hardest shots he has ever seen.
Day to day we face all kinds of pressure to adapt, conform, and through it all, succeed. Directly or indirectly, those expectations are some way ingrained in the fabric of society.
So, while the Rochester Knighthawks search for ways to return to the postseason and re-establish themselves as the powerhouse that made them one of the most storied franchises in NLL history, they’re doing so under the watchful eye of their captain, the stoic, Sid Smith. A player who’s always gone about things his own way no matter what.
“Most are saying what we’re looking at in fall isn’t what we’ll see if we go to it,” Tom Abbott, national coordinator of men’s lacrosse officiating, said. “The purpose was to get teams thinking about it and get coaches thinking about it. The idea came up in the rules meeting last August. … It served its purpose really well.”
On Tuesday, members of the Rochester Knighthawks presented a check for $3,000 to the the Gilda’s Club Prostate Cancer Support Group. The funds were raised during the team’s Second Annual Movember Mustaches for Cancer Contest.
Maryland, which ended a 42-year NCAA title drought in 2017, came in atop the Division I ranking. Duke, ranked No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20 and also in the Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Top 25, is No. 2 in the coaches poll. Albany, Denver and Yale round out the USILA top five.
Stephen Rehfuss left his mark on the Shaker High School lacrosse record book from 2012-2015 as a four year Varsity player. He ended up being the program’s all time leading scorer in total points with 319. Rehfuss finished number one in assists (164) and number two in goals with 155. He helped lead the Blue Bison to Suburban Council Division Championships in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Tom wrote the first comprehensive history of the game, “American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War,” which, if you’re reading this article, is almost certainly on your bookshelf. Through his research and advocacy, he befriended major figures in both collegiate and Native lacrosse, like Roy Simmons Jr., Oren Lyons, the Powell brothers and Onondaga stickmaker Alfie Jacques.
Army had a good showing in the fall in scrimmages against Johns Hopkins and Richmond. That kept alive the momentum started last season when Army defeated NCAA Quarterfinalists Notre Dame and Syracuse and nearly made the NCAA Tournament themselves.
This season the Wildcats will host six home games and will play ten games on the road. Notable non-conference opponents this season include SUNY Canton on March 24th and Utica College on April 11th. Both games are on the road.
The Canisius women's lacrosse program added Caitlin Formato (Lancaster) and Caroline Michalak to its coaching staff, head coach Allison Daley announced on Tuesday. Formato will take over as assistant coach while Michalak will serve as the team's director of operations.
Two of the most impactful events of the year were last April’s annual St. Baldrick’s Day in Oswego fundraiser and the fourth annual For the Kids event.
St. Baldrick’s supports research for childhood cancer and became an annual project for the department for more than a decade ago with the men’s lacrosse team.
X-Factor: This company was founded by recent Cuse FOGO grads Joe DeMarco and Ben Williams. They got tired of injuring each other with live rep after live rep in practice and in the offseason. So, they put their heads together to design a product that would simulate facing off against another head, with some actual motion to it rather than just a stationary stick.
Off a 2017 season in which the Great Danes won an NCAA tournament game at home before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Maryland, UAlbany received a No. 2 placement in the Inside Lacrosse Preseason Face-Off Yearbook Rankings. Great Danes head coach Scott Marr said he’s not going to spend much energy trying to temper expectations for his veteran-laden squad, which added the country’s top freshman in Tehoka Nanticoke.
A stunning road win over previously undefeated Saskatchewan has the Buffalo Bandits believing they can do anything.
“It could be a turning point in our season,” captain Steve Priolo said of the 16-15 overtime victory Friday. “We haven’t been down and out by any means, and it’s still early, but a win like this shows us what we can really do.”
I attended the US Lacrosse National Convention (aka “LaxCon”) in Baltimore this past weekend, and I figured I’d come home and write about the ups and downs of the three-day trip. I had not been sitting at my laptop for more than a minute when my phone rang . . .
ALBANY — Unofficially, it’s believed sophomore Connor Filipowski took top honors Monday at the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team’s picture day, where it’s become a tradition for the squad’s players to compete to see who can put together the zaniest look. (Video)
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University at Albany men's lacrosse star Connor Fields had the first practice of what could be a record-setting senior year on Monday morning. But it was during a team-bonding retreat in the Adirondacks over the weekend, when the Great Danes didn't even bring their sticks, that head coach Scott Marr noticed Fields' personal growth.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Le Moyne College lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan had a laundry list of requirements as he pondered bringing in a new graduate assistant for this year. Cody Radziewicz' resume tossed an interesting variable into the mix.
The USA box lacrosse tryout process continued this past weekend at LaxCon, and the team hosted two practices (early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, in true box style) and a Blue-White scrimmage on Saturday night. The scrimmage was open to the public, and the LaxCon crowd responded with vigor, filling up the entire arena to capacity.
BALTIMORE – When they popped their navy blue helmets off afterward, Roy Colsey, all 44 years of him, was easy to find. Low-cut hair, grayed on the sides. Posing for a picture with four kids from his Connecticut-based youth lacrosse program.
Syracuse topped the Vermont 14-7 through four quarters of a scrimmage on Sunday. After its fall season ended early due to the mumps outbreak on campus, Sunday was Syracuse’s first look at different colored jerseys since Towson ended SU’s season on May 21.
The New England Black Wolves and Rochester Knighthawks came into Sunday afternoon’s game in opposite positions. New England won two in a row while Rochester dropped their previous three games. Sunday’s game was the back end of a home-and-home between the two East Division rivals after the Black Wolves outlasted the Knighthawks last weekend in Rochester.
The U.S. men's indoor team played a spirtited game before a packed house on Saturday night in Baltimore, with the White team outlasting the Blue team 13-12. Blaze Riorden led the White team with four goals and Marcus Holman added three goals and an assist. Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) led the Blue team with three goals. Photos by John Strohsacker.
Saturday's schedule kicked off with the keynote address by best-selling author and former Cornell player Jon Gordon, and included presentations by national team coaches John Danowski (U.S. men), Ricky Fried (U.S. women) and Regy Thorpe (U.S. indoor men) along with scores of tremendous educators from the professional, collegiate and high school levels helping take the sport's coaches, officials and administrators to a higher level.
"It was a great atmosphere here with the crowd," said [Regy] Thorpe, coaching the U.S. for the second time. He made his debut in October, leading his team against Canada in the Heritage Cup. Thorpe brought 40 players to a whirlwind training camp this weekend, including some playing box for the first time.
This might surprise you, but the 2018 Binghamton men's lacrosse season is just 22 days away. The Bearcats dazzled in 2017, reaching the America East championship and compiling a program-best 11 wins in the process.
The NCAA Division II men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments will expand to 12 and 16 teams, respectively, beginning in 2019. The Division II Presidents Council approved Thursday the allocation of nearly $1.3 million to support enhancements to various Division II championships.
In all fairness to the Buffalo Bandits who were hosted inside the SaskTel Centre by the undefeated (4-0) Saskatchewan Rush, even they wouldn’t have predicted tonight’s outcome. In the most stunning fashion, the Bandits were able to hand the Rush their first loss of the season and their first home loss since April 15th, 2017 -their 13-12 loss to the New England Black Wolves was their only home loss last season- to cap off a furious comeback to win in overtime 16-15.
Cascade, as usual, came through with a seemingly unending collection of custom helmets, most of which consisted of the S series helmets that released during the 2017 NCAA playoffs. Cascade also debuted custom editions of their S-Youth helmet to the public for the first time on the LaxCon floor. However, the show-stopping piece of the day was easily the Iroquois S helmet with custom decals from Quiet Storm Lacrosse.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the return of the High School Night fundraising program to local high schools for all of the team’s remaining home games during the 2017-18 season.
Schools may purchase discounted 300 level tickets for $10 through the program for up to three games and re-sell these tickets for up to $15 each (box office price). All proceeds from the sale may be kept as a fundraiser.
WASHINGTON, January 19 – The Tewaaraton Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018
Tewaaraton Legends and Spirit honorees. The 12th Spirit of Tewaaraton recipient is former
Boston College lacrosse player and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, and the 2018 Tewaaraton
Legends are former Temple star Mandee Moore O’Leary and former Johns Hopkins star Larry
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan has stumbled across a foolproof way to quickly get past tough losses.
"I'm getting old, so my memory is not the same as it used to be,'' he said. "I'm taking vitamins, but I guess I need to take more.''
As Syracuse gets into the meat of another challenging schedule, few will be thinking about what an unusual fall season it was for the Orange – unless they get off to a bad start and struggle early against its formidable Atlantic Coast Conference competition.
The Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse 2018 schedule has been released and it looks to be a doozy. 12 of the 17 opponents for this year are in Inside Lacrosse Women’s preseason top 25. While the Orange came in at No.9 in that poll they will play 10 of these games against ranked opponents away from the Dome this year.
When the PressBox editorial department met to determine its Sportsperson of the Year, it didn't take long to reach a conclusion. The Maryland men's lacrosse team had endured a 42-year title drought and nine championship game defeats before head coach John Tillman (Corning East) guided the Terps back to the top, capturing the national title with a 9-6 victory against Ohio State May 29.
Calling defenseman Bill O'Brien a fan favorite in New England might be an understatement.
The recently-signed Buffalo Bandit spent the previous three National Lacrosse League seasons with the Black Wolves, endearing himself to the local fanbase through his work in the community and rough play on the floor. So, there was a heavy backlash when New England cut the former Sacred Heart linebacker from the roster in November. Some on social media even threatened to cancel their season tickets. A petition was started to bring him back.
The US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon) will welcome an anticipated 7,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, leaders, industry representatives and fans to the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) [Friday] through Sunday for a weekend of professional development, networking, demonstrations and fun.
The long line of talented attackmen on the rosters of Syracuse lacrosse foes is already forming and coming into view. A dangerous Binghamton squad begins the parade with a trip to the Carrier Dome on Feb. 10 and it gets no easier from there.
Siena Lacrosse great Casey Dowd `15 will continue to have an opportunity to play in the professional ranks. The Madison, Connecticut native was selected by the Ohio Machine in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft.
Two former UAlbany lacrosse players, Blaze Riorden and Adam Osika, will compete in the U.S. Indoor Team Blue-White exhibition this weekend. This is one of the events for the U.S. national indoor program, preparing for the Indoor Lacrosse Championship in September 2019.
The USA Box Blue Vs White scrimmage for Saturday night is all set, rosters have been released, and if you’re in Maryland for LaxCon or otherwise, you should really consider checking this game out. I will DEFINITELY be there, and I can’t wait to see some of these guys get after on the floor. Come say hello and watch some box with me, Ryan Conwell, and Mark Donahue. None of us would miss it!
Head coach Jake Coon announced the 2018 RIT Men's lacrosse schedule on Friday, Jan. 12. The Tigers, who are celebrating 50 years as a program in 2018, will play 16 regular season games in 2018 after an appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship game in 2017.
Former Ithaca standout Eli Gobrecht earned the opportunity of a lifetime. Gobrecht, a 2011 Ithaca high school grad and a 2016 Ithaca College graduate, was selected in the 7th round of the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft on Wednesday.
He will bring that expertise to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, where he will conduct a clinic for middle and high school-aged girls following the New England Black Wolves’ 1 p.m. game against the last team he played for: the Rochester Knighthawks.
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Marist assistant lacrosse coach and 2017 graduate J.D. Recor was selected by the Charlotte Hounds with the 84th pick in the Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft. The star attacker was one of 13 additions to the Hounds' roster today.
We will all ignore the opioid epidemic until personal contact forces our eyes open. On a daily basis, Americans scan the horrific, accelerating numbers. In 2015, more than 52,000 people across the country died from drug overdoses — more than from car crashes or shootings. Nearly two-thirds of those overdoses were from opioids, including prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin, and illicit drugs including heroin and fentanyl.
Regy Thorpe, the head coach for the U.S. men’s indoor lacrosse team, has announced the players that will participate in the Blue-White exhibition on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore. Admission is free for all LaxCon (with credential) and FanFest (with wristband) attendees, and $5 for all others.
On Tuesday February 6, 2018, UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse will be holding a Meet and Greet for season ticket holders. Coach Scott Marr will address the group, and answer questions from the attendees. Season ticket holders who pre-ordered will also be able to pick up their tickets.
After Navy and Loyola got into the NCAA Tournament two years ago, Army was considered one of the first teams out of the field last year. For the Patriot League, continued growth and development means its teams collectively winning enough non-league games and playing tough enough opponents so that the best two or three teams are in contention for an at-large bid on Selection Sunday.
“I am beyond excited to announce that I have committed to The University of Nebraska,” Rogers tweeted. “Thanks to everyone that has supported me! Go Big Red!”
In fact, Rogers, who played a postgraduate year at Avon Old Farms prep school in Connecticut after a standout tenure in both sports at Westhill High in Syracuse, New York, was at one time verbally committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, where his dad is an assistant coach.
The New England Black Wolves have moved the start time of Sunday’s game with the Rochester Knighthawks up to 1:00 p.m. The earlier faceoff allows Black Wolves fans to catch the start of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. That game begins at 3:05 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack will add men's lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic programs starting in spring 2019. The college expects to hire a head lacrosse coach this spring to begin building the program and spreading interest. The team will compete in the NJCAA Region III and the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
The Horseheads Blue Raider varsity girls lacrosse team will welcome a new coach this spring as Corning East graduate Kelly Reilly takes over.
“There’s no words to say how excited I am,” Reilly said. “Also with living in Corning, it’s really close to home.”
Farinholt had appeared in five games, with three starts, as a freshman in 2015 when an ACL injury sidelined her for the rest of the year. She recovered in time to return in 2016 when a second injury to the same knee, during preseason, put her back on the shelf for the entire campaign. Two years in Ithaca, two debilitating injuries.
Farinholt never slowed down.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today new partnerships with veteran-owned businesses RECON Rings and Tango Charlie Apparel to provide merchandise and support for the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Quick – name someone, anyone, who is a member of eight different Halls of Fame. C’mon; it shouldn’t be that hard. OK, now name a person who has been inducted into eight different Halls of Fame for his lacrosse prowess. Pretty short list, isn’t it?
Well, I had lunch this past week with someone who has done just that . . . and then some.
"I was pretty happy when I heard the 1985 I.H.C. Lacrosse Team did get in the Hall of Fame. It was a special year, went 18-0, won the section championship, we had a first year coach in Jerry Bouchard who's also getting in as an individual." team member Swartz stated.
“I’d always be at the Bandits game, watching how good he was as a player. It was his vision, his patience. I try to replicate my box game around his,” says Fields. “He’s not the biggest guy out there either, but he gets to his spots and uses his body as an advantage. He’s always working, trying to get better. He’s a great role model.”
Wesleyan, which lost to RIT in last year’s final four, has earned the No. 1 ranking in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseasons Top 20. The Cardinals return nearly intact — with the notable exception of first-team All-American goalie Teddy Bergman — from a team that reeled off 20 straight wins en route to the NESCAC championship.
Entering the game as the National Lacrosse League’s only winless team, the Vancouver Stealth appeared to be headed to its fifth-straight loss to the start the season after an early 3-0 deficit. But the Stealth’s once-dormant offense suddenly came alive en route to a hard-fought 11-10 overtime road win over the Buffalo Bandits (2-3) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night.
The Rochester Knighthawks opened their first two-game in two-night stretch tonight at the Air Canada Centre and dropped a 17-9 decision to the Toronto Rock. Rochester will now head home to take on the New England Black Wolves Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Photos by Brian Thompson)
Here’s the quick rub – If lacrosse goes to the Olympics, it will likely benefit a good number of international programs, and push the game out to a whole new potential base, BUT it is not clear how the Iroquois can participate.
The junior is a talented all-around long-stick middie for the Orange. His experience and leadership will be highlighted this season as he serves as one of the team's captains and wears No. 11, which is usually given to the most respected player on the defensive side of the ball.
The Rochester Knighthawks return to the friendly confines of the Blue Cross Arena Saturday night at 7:30 PM to host the New England Black Wolves. The Knighthawks will not have much rest after playing north of the border versus their division rivals, the Toronto Rock, only 24 hours before taking to the floor Saturday evening.
The Buffalo Bandits (2-2) will host the Vancouver Stealth (0-4) on Saturday night at 7:30P.M. at the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo. The Bandits are coming off of a convincing 13-8 win against the Calgary Roughnecks at home while the Stealth enter on a 24-7 loss to the Toronto Rock last weekend.
It’ll be a season of change in NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse as the largest sport-sponsorship group gets its first taste of the 90-second shot clock, enacted prior to 2017 for Division I but delayed by a year to allow these schools time to budget for and construct, if necessary, visible clocks on game fields.
Earlier this week, a photo captioned with a racial slur appeared on a social media account of a member of our 2017 U.S. Women’s Team. While the details of how this post was generated remain unclear, this and other recent, divisive social media posts are both intolerable and contrary to the core values of US Lacrosse, as well as the players, coaches and support staff who comprise our national team program.
The 2nd Annual Winter Classic, Brought to you by GTX Lacrosse, went down in snowy Upstate New York to help bring in the New Year! College and high school players from the area gathered to celebrate good lacrosse and even better times. Playing on a handmade field, the gritty nature of upstate lacrosse comes out in true form. Which of the five teams will bring home the cotton Championship trophy this time around? Watch the highlights to find out!
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College and John Czarnecki, the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, are pleased to announce that Mike Carbery will serve as the athletic department's Compliance and Student Services Coordinator as well as Head Coach for the men's lacrosse program.
ROCHESTER, NY – In 2016, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and the HEADstrong Foundation introduced Cancer Awareness Week; a landmark initiative empowering collegiate lacrosse programs to raise awareness and funds for families affected by cancer.
Before the start of the game against Calgary last Saturday night, the attention was centered around the 9-foot-3-inch radius of the goaltenders crease and the 4-foot-9-inch separation of wickets. The challenge, or I should say command, was: Make some saves.
Welcome to this NJCAA Preseason Top 10 Poll for 2018! The Junior College ranks are swelling with competitive teams, and I rank the Top 10, go into a little bit of depth on each program, and then talk about some other programs I like heading into this new season. Future posts will focus on preseason previews for more teams, showcasing NJCAA men’s lacrosse team gear, videos, and more. Stay tuned.
Limestone has its top four scorers returning, including Charlie Sheehan, who led the team with 84 points last season. Also back is goalie Cole Aikens. But the competition for Limestone doesn’t get easier, with Merrimack and Le Moyne right behind it.
One of the most eager Syracuse lacrosse teams in the program's history took the field at the Ensley Athletic Center on Wednesday.
The players shared laughs and goofed around at media day as they began to burn off loads of excess energy. The fun felt refreshing after a mumps outbreak at the school crimped the fall schedule, interrupting practices and cancelling scrimmages.
Coach, can you talk about Jamie Trimboli?
“I think he played very well [last year]…[he’s got] just tremendous ability, he’s got that great first step, he’s got the speed after the first step, the ability to shoot on the run with both hands. I’ve got him on man-up this year, and I think you’re going to see that he’s really elevated his game from last year.”
CitrusTV's Nick Dugan sat down with Roy D. Simmons Head Coach John Desko to talk about his expectations for the upcoming season, Syracuse's talented freshman, and one of the toughest schedules in recent memory.
CitrusTV's Christian De Guzman talked with senior Brendan Bomberry to talk about the upcoming season, his move from midfield to attack, and what it means to be named an associate captain for the 2018 campaign.
Dom Madonna is who Syracuse men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko expects to fill the vacant starting goalie position left by Evan Molloy graduating, Desko announced Wednesday at the team’s media day.
Desko cited “experience” as the reason to why he wants Madonna to be the one to fill the role.
A few months ago on a now deleted thread on the Big Purple Fans forum, a member observed that while Lyle Thompson and Tehoka Nanticoke each arrived at Albany as the #1 recruit in the country, the UAlbany Athletics Department seemed to be promoting Tehoka more heavily than they did Lyle at a similar point in his NCAA lacrosse career. That may or may not be accurate, but either way I thought it might be interesting to explore some possible reasons why it could be true.
Below we have info on Puerto Rico’s first ever national team for an FIL event! This is really impressive stuff considering the program was only accepted into the FIL 14 months ago, and a 23-man roster (along with 7 alternates) reflects all the hard work that so many people have put in to the Puerto Rico Lacrosse program.
After a tough start to the season, the Toronto Rock (2-2) look to keep their winning ways going when they take on the Rochester Knighthawks (2-1) on Friday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. After an 0-2 start, the Rock were a team searching for answers. Now, after two straight wins, the team is brimming with confidence.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host Hometown Heroes Night on Saturday, Jan. 13 when the Vancouver Stealth visit KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Bandits-themed military dog tags.
Two freshmen on this year’s UAlbany men’s lacrosse team, Will Ramos and Steve Ramirez, have been named to the Puerto Rico Men’s National Team Roster for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Games this summer.
The best 24 teams in the country in the 2019 through 2026 graduation classes, as chosen using results from the past two years via the TourneyMachine app, coach recommendations and NLF staff feedback, will vie for the inaugural championships.
The New York Lizards have acquired defenseman Matt Landis from the Boston Cannons in exchange for Ryan Walsh and Scott Firman (Jamesville-DeWitt). Boston will also receive New York’s 2017 1st Round Supplemental Draft Pick.
Jim Andre and Terry Corcoran are collaborating to bring a lacrosse clinic to the Section V-Rochester area.
8:40-8:55 Registration/Check in (Enjoy Complimentary Coffee and Donuts)
8:55-9:00 Intro and Welcome- Jim Andre
9:00-9:30 Speaker 1 -OFFENSE- Coach Rob Randall- NAZARETH
9:35-10:05 Speaker 2- MAN UP & ATTACKING a ZONE DEF Coach Peter Milliman- CORNELL
10:05-10:15 Break - Coffee and Donuts
10:15-10:45 DEFENSE- Coach Greg Raymond- HOBART
10:50-11:20 RIDING- Coach Hank Janczyk- GETTYSBURG
11:20-11:25 Closing Remarks: Terry Corcoran
This week, the Rochester Knighthawks will embark on their first two-game in two-night stretch of the season, as they battle the Toronto Rock and the New England Black Wolves. 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).
Siena Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Abigail Rehfuss has announced the 2018 schedule. The 17-game slate features nine home contests for the Saints. The Saints begin their 2018 campaign with a home opener as they host Colgate on Wednesday, February 21 at 2p.m. Siena will then travel to Burlington, Vermont to take on the Catamounts who the Saints defeated last season 12-10. The matchup is set for Wednesday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
It’s time to start talking about 2018 FIL teams and rosters! Below you can find a list of all the teams that are playing in the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships, as well as their rosters. All international teams will be added to the list and this post will be updated when their rosters become available.
I received the suggestion about three or four years ago that I should consider taking my favorite articles and create a book. “The Best of…”, or something like that. Former Syracuse Post-Standard writer Sean Kirst has done it (The Soul of Central New York). Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly has done it. The late Mike Royko of the Chicago Sun-Times did it – several times. From the first time I thought about it, I wondered how I would go about deciding which pieces go and which ones don’t. I mean, “320+ RTDs on the wall, 320+ RTDs… If one of those RTDs should happen to fall…”
Then it hit me.
UNITY LACROSSE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that Mitchell Rick will join the Unity Lacrosse coaching staff as the Head Coach of the Varsity Boys team (Rising Seniors). Mitch will be joined by Coach Lachenauer and Coach Strader for the Summer of 2018. Mitch is a 2016 Graduate of Binghamton University where he played attack for the Bearcats, and is a 2012 Graduate of Watertown High School.
SPARKS, Md. – U.S. national team head coach John Danowski has announced that Rob Pannell '13 has been named to the 23-player travel roster that will represent the United States in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.
Pannell, one of eight veterans from the 2014 world championship team that won a silver medal in Denver, was named to the all-world team in 2014 and was selected as the tournament's most outstanding attackman.
Duke’s senior class has never played on Memorial Day weekend. After eight consecutive trips to championship weekend, the Blue Devils are 1-3 in the postseason since 2015. Look for that trend to end in 2018.
Albany, Syracuse, Army included in the Top 20.
U.S. national team head coach John Danowski has named the 23-player travel roster that will represent the United States in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.
Trevor Baptiste FO None Denver ’18
Jake Bernhardt SSDM Ohio Maryland ’12
Jesse Bernhardt D Chesapeake Maryland ’15
Ryan Brown A Charlotte Johns Hopkins ’16
Ned Crotty A/M Dallas Duke ’10
Matt Danowski A/M Chesapeake Duke ’08
Steve DeNapoli SSDM New York Hofstra ’11
Tucker Durkin D Florida Johns Hopkins ’13
Michael Ehrhardt LSM Charlotte Maryland ’14 Joe Fletcher D New York Loyola ’14
John Galloway G Dallas Syracuse ’11
Greg Gurenlian FO New York Penn State ’06
Kyle Hartzell LSM New York Salisbury ’08
John Haus M Charlotte Maryland ’13
Marcus Holman A Ohio North Carolina ’13
Jack Kelly G Denver Brown ’16 Rob Pannell A New York Cornell ’13
Paul Rabil M New York Johns Hopkins ’08
Tom Schreiber M Ohio Princeton ’14
Drew Snider M Denver Maryland ’12
Kevin Unterstein SSDM New York Hofstra ’08 Joel White LSM Dallas Syracuse ’11
Jordan Wolf A Dallas Duke ’14
The Buffalo Bandits (2-2) and the Calgary Roughnecks (1-3) both entered Saturday
night’s game at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo looking for a win after each suffering two
early season losses. After a strong win over Toronto in their first game, the Bandits
dropped two straight on the road against the Rochester Knighthawks and the Rock.
Calgary pocketed a win over the Vancouver Stealth while losing to Rochester and the
Maryland senior Connor Kelly made the last of his six shot attempts count in today’s Team USA Spring Premiere, scoring the clinching goal with 1:53 remaining in overtime to help the White team defeat the Blue team, 9-7, at windswept IMG Academy Field here.
If John Danowski was looking for clarity before he goes into one of the biggest deliberations of his coaching career, he didn't find it. But if he's looking for solace, he might find it in that he really can't choose wrong when he's picking from a pool of the best lacrosse players in the country.
Also a standout in lacrosse in high school (he started three years for the Rams), Triner began his college career playing that sport at Siena. He played in the defensive line and long snapped during a career at Assumption that spanned from 2012-2014.
The Canisius Golden Griffins are the 46th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the third team from the MAAC. The Griffins finished last year 6-9 and second in the MAAC, but lost to Marist in the conference semifinals. They also had a coaching change, with Randy Mearns leaving for St. Bonaventure and Mark Miyashita coming in from Sacred Heart.
Back in Banditland for the first time in almost a month, a return home should help the Buffalo Bandits regroup after two road losses ended any momentum from their season-opening win. With three East Division games in the books, Buffalo (1-2) turns the page to a three-game stretch against the West, starting with the Calgary Roughnecks (1-2) at KeyBank Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Narrowing it down to four, US Lacrosse Magazine has named Andrew Kew (Tampa), Ian Prate (NYIT), Charlie Sheehan (Limestone) and Brendan Entenmann (Le Moyne) as finalists for Warrior Division II Men’s Preseason Player of the Year.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation has been officially announced as the charity partner of the 2018 Vail Lacrosse Shootout! The 2018 Vail Shootout will take place in Vail, Colorado from June 24 through July 4, 2018.
Just two weeks ago, Buffalo Bandits goalie Zach Higgins wasn't thinking about a return to the National Lacrosse League at all. The six-year NLL veteran, who played only one game last season, was out of a job in the league. He was preparing to play for the Oshawa Outlaws of the Arena Lacrosse League, a pay-to-play Ontario-based developmental box league.
Syracuse will once again face one of the toughest schedules in the country in 2018. The slate includes dates with defending national champion Maryland as well as national runner-up Boston College. Overall, 12 of the Orange's 17 opponents this season are ranked in Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook preseason top 25, including four of the top five.
Cian Collins has selected St. Bonaventure to continue his Division One lacrosse career. He is one of the original Gaffer Elite players from the first team in the fall of 2012.
Austin Blumbergs recently signed a NLI to play for the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY.
Today’s show is about box lacrosse based on interviews with Hall Famers Mike Messere, Bill Tierney, Dave Huntley, Bill Beroza, Brad Kotz, and Casey Powell. We also hear from Kevin Buchanan, Stephen Keogh, Brody Merrill and the Thompson Brothers.
Canisius alumna and former women's lacrosse standout Allison Daley '11, MSA '13 has been named head coach of the Golden Griffin women's lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Bill Maher announced Thursday.
A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Daley becomes the third head coach in program history. She replaces Scott Teeter, who accepted the head coaching position at Louisville on Nov. 20.
John Danowski sat down with the Inside Lacrosse staff this winter. Among other topics, he discussed his philosophy for the U.S. National Team. The U.S. National Team will play a Blue-White scrimmage this weekend at the Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The game will be streamed by US Lacrosse 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
of the gate, Happy New Year, everybody! May 2018 be happy and healthy for you. And may all of your wishes come true - especially if they are for the Bandits, Bills and Sabres!
It feels kind of strange going into the New Year and having played three games already. Back in the day, the Bandits would not even start their season until the first or second week of January.
A Sept. 28, 2017, article in The Atlantic (“What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports”) provides a sobering synopsis of the state of youth sports. The author references data published by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative concluding that household wealth is the primary driver of whether or not a child plays youth sports.
Saturday’s Team USA Spring Premiere, an exhibition game for the U.S. men’s national team, will be streamed live on the US Lacrosse website at uslacrosse.org. The Blue-White game will be held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and begins at 4:30 p.m.
The enshrinement ceremony will be held in the Marriott Buffalo Harborcenter Ball Room with the reception starting at 4 p.m. and dinner to follow soon after. The event will conclude with a recognition moment during the evening’s Buffalo Bandits home game versus the Vancouver Stealth at the Key Bank Center.
The camps consist of two sessions through the weeks of July 10-13 and July 16-19. Each session is designed to provide campers a full schedule of individual skill development including: Shooting, defending, passing, dodging, ground ball play, face-offs, goaltending, team skill development, off ball defense and offense, transition offense and defense, riding and clearing.
“Whether it’s on the field, in the weight room, in the community—which is something Brian does a really good job of, community service—he’s been a great leader since he arrived on campus,” he said. “I’ve been here 10 years now and I haven’t had too many guys be multi-year captains, but it’s no real shock that he was selected again. He’s been tremendous since he got here.”
Siena Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has announced the 2018 schedule. The 13-game slate consists of six home contests and four games against teams that were in the Inside Lacrosse Top-20 or receiving votes in the final rankings.
Four Tewaaraton finalists return, there’s a sharpshooter with the keys to a Maryland repeat and a borderline 100-point scorer who has prognosticators giving Duke all sorts of No. 1 love.
Narrowing it down to four, however, US Lacrosse Magazine has named Trevor Baptiste (Denver), Connor Fields (Albany)(Bishop Timon), Connor Kelly (Maryland) and Ben Reeves (Yale)(Palmyra Macedon) as finalists for Warrior Division I Men’s Preseason Player of the Year.
After having our flight delayed 2 hours, sitting on the plane for another 2, waiting around for our bags and desperately trying to catch a flight to our game against Georgia, we finally made it...... 24 hrs later.
Forty-eight of the nation’s top lacrosse players will have one final chance to impress U.S. national team head coach John Danowski and his staff at the Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The Blue-White game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. will be streamed live by US Lacrosse. Here’s what to watch for.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, announced today a new partnership with Facebook Watch to feature the newest show from NLL Productions, ReLax. The new feature show will focus on insights, reactions and analysis of each weekend’s games by NLL Productions Tyson Geick and Ashley Docking with Inside Lacrosse Contributor Pat Gregoire.
from The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association
The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association provides officiating services for all Section Five contests. They are looking for interested candidates for the 2018 spring season. Please apply in the new members section on our website www.GVLOA.org. A "New Officials Orientation and Training Meeting" program schedule starts January 15th, 2018 at Nazareth College. The orientation classes will prepare anyone interested in becoming a Boy’s NYSPHSAA Certified HS level official.
Questions to Kevin Curley (585) 397-2328 or Kclaxref@gmail.com There is no cost to attend the orientation meetings.
It is about to be that time of the year in our sport when a little mental toughness is required of all participants. As the start of the lacrosse season has slowly migrated into January, players, coaches, managers, trainers and fans find themselves in a survival mode as they force themselves through practice and games. What are the characteristics of those who will endure the early season, thrive in the daily battles and flourish in reaction to the competitive challenges?
A nightmarish trip consisting of five gate changes, two delays, a cancellation, having to charter two jets and the first face-off being pushed back two hours could not stop Rochester and Georgia from playing.
Saturday’s Twitter Game of the Week overcame all odds to happen, and the wait was worth it for fans. The 6,254 fans who stayed to see Georgia’s festivities celebrating its first NLL Championship and Atlanta-based GRAMMY® Award-winning hip hop artist 2 Chainz’s halftime performance witnessed a hard-nosed game as Georgia earned its first win of the 2017-18 season with a 14-11 performance.