July 2018

Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:45PM
from Phil Blackwell / The Eagle News
Less than two months after Mike Messere coached his final game for West Genesee’s boys lacrosse team, his successor is in place – one that Central New York high school fans know well.

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from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Couldn't make it to the tourney this year. Connect through the 2018 media guide for complete event details.


Monday July 30, 2018 6:20PM
from LaxAllStars.com
The Lake Placid Summit Classic is a one of a kind lacrosse event, a true representation of what the summer lacrosse scene can be at its best, and it’s all happening RIGHT NOW!

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League announced today that Graeme Hossack of the Rochester Knighthawks has been named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. The Port Perry, Ontario native becomes the third Knighthawks player to receive the honor, joining Pat McCready (2011) and Andrew Turner (2005).

from CNYCentral.com
During the 1995 and 1996 seasons, the team compiled an overall record of 40-1, with both seasons ending in a New York State Championship victory.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
He has been recognized for his success, earning the 2013 MLL Rookie of the Year award and 2016 Offensive Player of the Year to go along with numerous All-Star game selections. He has never been named the league MVP, however.

The 2018 season could finally be his year, however, and his performance in New York’s 13-12 victory over the Dallas Rattlers helped him stand out.

from Inside Lacrosse
What I have witnessed at some of these tournaments are not isolated behaviors in my experience. Unfortunately, many players and parents are successfully grabbing the attention of these coaches for the wrong reasons.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse is excited to announce the new rules for the 2019 playing season for the high school women’s game, including self-starts and a cleared defensive zone for 8-meter free positions.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We are excited to announce a couple of firsts for the 29th installment of the event. Throughout the entire week, we are hosting our first ever Lake Placid Lacrosse Gear Drive. We invite our participants to donate moderately used gear so that we can, in-turn, deliver the goods to CityLax and Harlem Lacrosse in support of their efforts to grow the game. On Wednesday August 1 at 6pm, we will host the Beyond Past Masters 65+, a game comprised of athletes with a minimum age of 65!

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from the Finger Lakes Times
PENN YAN — Mention Penn Yan from an athletic standpoint, and many people think lacrosse. And, for many locals, Harry Queener is synonymous with the sport. Queener, who was born and raised in Geneva, has spent the past 35 years living, breathing and promoting Penn Yan lacrosse.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bishop Shanahan (PA) 2019 attackman Bryan Rafferty has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.

from Capital District Lax
The team, coached by Doug McIver and Dan McKeown, earned a 10-9 win over Long Island Parochial, a 7-6 win over Central New York, and fought to a 7-7 tie against Nassau, before falling to Hudson Valley 8-5. Upon Adirondack’s match-up with Suffolk being cancelled by lightning, ADK was awarded the Bronze based on their record/tie-breakers.


Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
With apologies to Marc Cohn, and one of my favorite songs . . .

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
With apologies to Marc Cohn, and one of my favorite songs . . .

from Athletics
Mike Messere's legendary run at West Genesee high school came to an appropriate conclusion from the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College on Saturday night. In an event that's been planned since January, more than 700 people showed up to bid farewell to a living legend.


Saturday July 28, 2018 9:55AM
from Marian Athletics
[Robert] Leary (Whitesboro) was a long-time head coach at the State University of New York at Delhi where he also served as a head women's soccer coach. During his tenure, he was named the Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year four times and also earned the Scott D. Livie Award in 2012, awarded to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Junior College National Coach of the Year. In 2014, Leary helped lead both the men's lacrosse and women's soccer programs to the national tournament. Leary went on to coach two All-Americans and also helped lead the Bronco program to have 31 student-athletes earn academic All-American honors.

from the Adirondack Enterprise
LAKE PLACID — Starting Monday, thousands of athletes and spectators — even more than at the Ironman triathlon weekend — will come to this village for the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. With that comes the worry of crimes such as underage drinking, disorderly conduct and the occasional fight.

Lake Placid Police Chief Bill Moore said he’s noticed that when a major event comes to town, only a small percentage of people start trouble.

from the Salamanca Press
While Frank Brown (Silver Creek) helped the Iroquois Nationals play for an FIL World Championship medal, the National Lacrosse League’s expansion draft decided his professional indoor lacrosse future.


Friday July 27, 2018 6:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Caitlyn started attending Gary Gait’s camps in Syracuse, close to where her grandmother lives and father grew up playing at West Genesee. She idolized Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo and meshed with Gait’s players’-coach style. Back home, she played up two years with the class of 2018 on the club circuit and was McClain’s no-brainer pick for captain of American Heritage-Delray, even as one of the youngest players on the team.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
After a dominating first season with the Rochester Knighthawks, Jake Withers has been named the National Lacrosse League’s Rookie of the Year. The 24-year-old becomes just the second Knighthawk to win the award, joining 2000 winner John Grant Jr.

from RPI Athletics
The Rensselaer women's lacrosse program is excited to host the RPI Women's Lacrosse Experience on Sunday, September 16th, at the East Campus Athletic Village in Troy. The event is open to prospective student-athletes in the graduating classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

from Syracuse.com
A handful of high schools in Central New York are jumping on a new bandwagon that will allow them to live-stream their games over the internet through a sports network that utilizes stationary, automated cameras.

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from Summit Lacrosse Ventures

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has released its Teammate of the Year award winner, Craig England of the Buffalo Bandits. This is England’s first time winning the award and the five-year veteran is coming off back-to-back career-best seasons in the league. “England brings unmatched passion and intensity,” said teammate Mitch Jones. “A guy I’d go to battle with in any situation.”

Thursday July 26, 2018 7:15PM
from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – Matt Karweck, an eight-year assistant coach in the Division I ranks, including the last six seasons at Notre Dame, is the new Colgate men's lacrosse head coach.

Colgate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Nicki Moore made the official introduction during a Wednesday morning press conference at the Class of 1965 Arena.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
Last weekend the Redhawks were facing a 2-0 deficit in a best of 5 series to the top seeded Allegany Arrows. Facing elimination, The Redhawks won 3 straight games, two on the road at Allegany. With the series win, the Redhawks advance to the championship to face the Tuscarora Tomahawks in a best of 7 series to advance to the 2018 President’s Cup.

from US Lacrosse - Western NY
The Federation of International Lacrosse has issued its statement upon review of the of the United States vs. Canada championship game of the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship in Netanya, Israel, on July 21. The statement below is attributed to Don Blacklock, FIL Board of Directors, Technical Director.

from Hobart Athletics
A native of Corning, N.Y., Kyle Grimaldi is spending his summer interning at Corning Inc. in his hometown. The physics major is an advanced optics development intern for Corning Augmented Reality Solutions. A three-time selection to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll, Grimaldi is a midfielder for Hobart's Division I lacrosse team.

from Syracuse.com
The 17th annual John Pepper boys lacrosse tournament takes place on Sunday, but not before a flurry of other events beginning Friday evening and running all day Saturday go down at West Genesee High School. Expected to draw significant scores of spectators and student-athletes alike, the action kicks off at 6 p.m. the first evening with a batch of alumni games featuring over 100 former Wildcats lacrosse players.

from the NCAA
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a women’s lacrosse proposal that allows substitutions when the game clock is stopped.

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from NJ.com
"I've known Eric for over 20 years coaching against him and working events with him in the summertime. There's no better coach, leader, offensive mind with experience to attract and bring to Rutgers to help our program grow and to provide our student-athletes the best experience throughout their four years here than Eric Seremet."

from the San Diego Union Tribune
Every time Marquez White walks into his bedroom, he views his entire lacrosse career from start to present day on the wall. From the first full-sized stick he used as a first-grader, when he took up the sport for the first time, to his very last stick, White’s entire career comforts him every day.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON – July 25, 2018 – Today Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced host sites for its 2019, 2020 and 2021 MLL All-Star Games. Following the successful 2018 All-Star Game in Boston, MLL is tapping Annapolis, Atlanta and Denver for its next three All-Star events.

from The Lacrosse Network
Play Lax DAY is August 15th! Colin and Samir break it down and RJ announces this year's massive goal for the international lacrosse holiday!

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from 13WHAM.com
When athletes wind up in the emergency room in these situations, doctors make an educated guess on whether to call for a brain scan. It's the only way to know for sure whether there has been trauma. A blood test will soon be available to diagnose concussions and brain injuries.

Clinical trials in the emergency room at Strong Memorial Hospital prove it works.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League named Rochester Knighthawk Matt Vinc the 2017-18 Goaltender of the Year. The St. Catharines, Ontario has now won the award six times in the past nine years.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We are proud to once again recognize those who have made substantial contributions to the growth and sustainability of Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. Our Legends truly represent both the spirit and the substance of Lake Placid Lacrosse.

This year, we are excited and proud to announce that Dom Starsia and Team Long Island are our 2018 Legends of Lake Placid Lax inductees.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:15AM
from the Baltimore Sun
There is growing support among college coaches at the Division I, II and III levels to install a shot clock to eliminate “stall-ball” strategies that have frustrated opponents, broadcasters and fans alike.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
In recent history, two of the dominant middies in the college game, Paul Rabil and Myles Jones, became more complete players in the second half of their undergraduate careers when they added a credible passing threat to a consistent ability to get their own shot.

from The Lacrosse Network
WHAT. A. GAME. Colin breaks down what might be the craziest and most controversial Gold medal game in the history of the FIL World Games.

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from Inside Lacrosse
This morning, I went back and re-listened to the audio of the postgame news conference after the U.S. National Team’s dramatic win against Canada in the FIL World Championships.

One segment with Canada coach Randy Mearns stood out. He was asked about the growth of the sport and what it felt like as ambassadors of lacrosse to see 46 nations playing in a world championship tournament in Israel.

from NLL / YouTube
We see their long hair on the the field. It's the first thing you notice, but hair care and aesthetics aside the signature Thompson braid stands for much more.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
PHILADELPHIA – The National Lacrosse League will announce its 2017-18 award winners, beginning on Tuesday, July 24. Award announcements will be made daily at noon ET. The announcements and acceptance speeches will appear on NLLTV.com.

from US Lacrosse
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, hosted by US Lacrosse on Saturday, September 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Tickets can be purchased online at uslacrosse.org/HOF.

This year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony, presented by RPS Bollinger and the Markel Insurance Company, features nine inductees as the Class of 2018. The inductees are: Kevin Cassese, Leigh Buck Friedman, A.J. Haugen, Alex Kahoe, Phyllis Kilgour, David Morrow, Ryan Powell, Denise Wescott, and Tami Worley.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Play in Placid August 4 and 5th. If you're an 18+ female and are interested in playing but don't have a team, now you can! Sign up for for the Lake Placid Northstars today. Space available.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00AM
from NYS Regional Championships
Teams from eight regions and four graduating classes begin pool play today at SUNY Binghamton, with championship games tomorrow. The schedule is here.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
I woke up the morning of May 1 sore as hell.

A day earlier, the athlete development team here at US Lacrosse put on a field day. We spent an hour playing games like Sharks and Minnows and hoarding tennis balls with fiddle sticks in mini-goals as “squirrels” bringing “nuts” back to our “nest.”

Sixty Ways To Play.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
“Kai has been with us all year. He tried out last year (2017) in the open tryout. We are pretty confident in our assessment of him that he can help us,” Denver head coach B.J. O'Hara said in an article on MLL's website. “We have been hosting these open tryouts for a while and we’ve been able to get some pretty good players out of it. That's something that we feel really good about.”

from Spectrum Sports
From dawn's early light to twilight's last gleaming, it was a full day of Lacrosse at Canandaigua Academy. This year marked the second time the town has held a leg of the National Shootout for Soldiers campaign. Canandaigua is the smallest of the eleven cities to host a marathon game, but organizers say they couldn't wait to be back in the Finger Lakes Region.

Monday July 23, 2018 10:00AM
from Glens Falls Post Star
John Bang, a member of a regional lacrosse team he plays with, told him just days earlier that he was headed to Israel to play in the Master’s Division tournament on a team sponsored by lacrosse god Casey Powell’s World Lacrosse Foundation and wondered if he “was interested?”

“I said, ‘Heck yeah! Going to Israel is on my bucket list to do and lacrosse is my passion,’” he said.

from Spectrum Sports
PENFIELD N.Y. — A player in a lacrosse pickup game had a near death experience; he now has a new outlook on life. Members of the Rochester Lacrosse Club gathered for the game on their usual Sunday, but nearly two weeks ago tragedy struck.

from FIL Lacrosse

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), in conjunction with Nielsen Sports, encourages all lacrosse players, coaches, parents and fans to provide your feedback about the sport, your perception of the sport and the league.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Six game fields, plus three additional fields used for the Festival Tournaments and FIL international team practices . . . as many as eight games on any given field on any given day . . . games starting at 7 in the morning, while others face-off at 9 or 10 PM . . . teenagers and men playing our beloved game, and a women’s division, too . . . referees and umpires (and their evaluators) everywhere you turn . . .

Sounds like just another day at my office, right?

Wrong. Around here, things were a little different.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
With quick links to the Summit Lacrosse Venture's Lake Placid Tournament, and story links throughout the tournament.

from 13WHAM.com
Many of the people here in Rochester are good at lacrosse, they're also good at giving back to their community. Saturday, they did both at once.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
In a thrilling championship to finish the tournament, Canada fell on a goal in the final seconds as the USA won 9-8. Merrick Thomson ’07 served as Canada’s offensive coordinator, helping the team return to the FIL title game.

from MPNnow.com
“During that solar eclipse, I was at the planetarium all day,” said Ierlan. “I want to work for NASA. That’s always been one of my goals.”

Speaking of goals, it’s Ierlan’s ability to stop them that has him where he is today. Whether it’s on the ice for hockey or on the field for lacrosse, Ierlan has for the last few years been recognized as one of the top stoppers in Section V. And it’s that ability that makes him The Daily Messenger’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2018.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
NETANYA, Israel — Tom Schreiber scored the game-winning goal with just one second left to give the United States the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship with a 9-8 victory over Canada.

World Champs ????

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from Hobart Athletics
NETANYA, Israel—Former Hobart Statesmen Frank Brown '17 (Silver Creek) and Mike Lazore '10 (IHC) helped the Iroquois Nationals secure the bronze medal at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Brown had four points in today's medal game as the Iroquois defeated Australia 14-12.

from the Buffalo News
Zed Williams, Frank Brown, Ron John, Liam Anderson and Johnson Jimerson are all heading home with hardware after the Iroquois Nationals fought off an Australian comeback to earn a 14-12 victory.

from SUNY OCC Athletics
Coach MacDonald has led Onondaga's women's lacrosse program since the Fall of 2011. Over the past 6 seasons he has coached, mentored and taught hundreds of student-athletes. His teams were always very competitive, often earning top 5 national rankings. In 2012 his team captured the program's 2nd National Championship. "Coach MacDonald was always more than just a coach who loved the game of lacrosse to his students. He became a trusted mentor, tutor, strong advocate and counselor to all those who he interacted with – not just his students. And, Coach MacDonald did all of this with class and integrity.", Mike Borsz - Director of Athletics.

from LaxAllStars.com
It’s time to talk about some 2018 FIL Standings biggest improvements! Which teams made the biggest moves up the current standings when we compare them to the 2014 FIL final standings placements? Which teams dropped? Which teams pretty much stayed the same? It’s always interesting to look for programs on the rise, or programs that seem to be falling away a little. Let’s take a look at all this, via a neat little system!

from LoHud.com
The New York State Regional Championships get under way next Monday at Binghamton University. There will be four teams from each region – Adirondack, Central, Hudson Valley, Nassau, New York City, Long Island Parochial, Suffolk and Western. Players are competing with their graduating classes – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. Here are the players who made the cut at Hudson Valley tryouts:

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Summit Lacrosse Ventures will be presenting a new award at this summer’s annual Lake Placid Legends induction ceremony on August 2 at the North Elba Athletic Fields. Sponsored by Lax All Stars, the new “Grow the Game Award” will recognize and honor people who have been instrumental in the growth of the game. “Recipients may not necessarily be Legends, but they are people who have played significant roles in helping this sport spread across the country, and beyond,” explained Legends Foundation and Summit Society director Dan Witmer. “We want to give credit to the coaches and founders who had a vision, took risks, and shared their love of the game.”

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00PM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Grand Lake, Colo. – Le Moyne College head women's lacrosse coach Kathy Taylor has been named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II National Coach of the Year, as announced by the association on Thursday afternoon. Taylor was also selected as the East Region Coach of the Year.

from Inside Lacrosse
It took everything they had, but for the second-straight World Championships, the Iroquois Nationals are taking home a medal.

The Iroquois beat Australia, 14-12, to win bronze at the FIL World Championships in Netanya, Israel. Australia finishes fourth, their tournament ending in the same fashion as in 2014. The Aussies have never finished lower than fourth in the championships.

from Philippines Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel - In its final game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships, Philippines lacrosse fell to No. 9 Germany, 8-5, on Friday. The squad earned a No. 10 world ranking with a 5-2 record in the tournament.

“All good things must come to an end and this was not just a good thing but a great thing,” head coach Kirk Ventiquattro said. “Germany had too many experienced guys and it showed. My guys played their hearts out and sometimes that just isn’t enough. I’m very proud of our effort.”

from Syracuse Athletics
The medal round has been set at the FIL World Championships and it will feature plenty of Orange.

Team USA captain John Galloway and Joel White will rematch with Canada for the gold at 3 a.m. ET on Saturday, while five 'Cuse alums will suit up for Iroquois on Friday at 3 p.m. in the bronze medal game against Australia.

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from LaxAllStars.com
The USA-Canada game is played tomorrow (or early tomorrow morning depending on where you are in the world) but ALL of the other World Championships final placement games are being played today, so these are big! Check out the placement results from 2018 FIL World Championships FINAL below!


Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Once again, it will be the U.S. versus Canada for FIL gold.

Both the U.S. Team and Team Canada won their semifinal matchups Thursday, setting up the familiar FIL championship matchup. Canada will defend their 2014 gold medal, when they beat the U.S. on their home turf in Denver, Colo.

from LaxAllStars.com
Being a college alumni often carries a vested interest in helping your college succeed in the future. It’s the driving force behind things like alumni donations and continued involvement years after you graduate. As anyone who talks to me during the NCAA season knows, I love the fact that I went to RIT. I hype the school because I believe strongly in what it did for me as a person. But I have to admit that the last place I expected to be talking about RIT was at the World Championships in Israel. But as chance would have it, that’s exactly what wound up happening.

from Philippines Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel - James Schutt’s five goals paced Philippines lacrosse to a 12-6 victory over No. 6 Scotland, on Thursday, in its sixth game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Philippines will now play for a top-10 world ranking.

from CollegeCrosse.com
After being suspended indefinitely by the Air Force Academy, former Falcons head coach Eric Seremet (West Genesee) has been hired by Rutgers as an assistant coach, multiple sources tell College Crosse.

from Syracuse.com
A mid-summer Central New York tradition that has been held for a number of years will continue this weekend, as the annual Wildcat Pepper girls lacrosse tournament is held at West Genesee High School. This year's edition begins Saturday with the varsity and JV games being held, while the action concludes on Sunday with the modified, seventh and eighth, fifth and sixth, and third and fourth grade divisions taking the field.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Canada is back in the FIL title game after a 15-4 win over the Iroquois Nationals in the semifinal round. Merrick Thomson’s offense had its second-best offensive showing in the tournament, including three players having at least three goals. For the Iroquois Nationals, Lyle Thompson ’15 had two goals, while Tehoka Nanticoke grabbed two loose balls.

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from WHEC.com
"Totally foreign to most of us. You've got a whole bunch of hockey players. I'm a runner. We all do different sports and activities but lacrosse is not one of them," stated Christopher Herman, Roc Warriors hockey team.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits forward Vaughn Harris and goaltender Davide DiRuscio were selected by the Philadelphia Wings as the team filled out its roster during the NLL Expansion Draft on Monday. The Bandits also sent defenseman Zac Reid to the Wings in exchange for Expansion Draft considerations.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Philadelphia Wings selected two players from the Rochester Knighthawks in today’s National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. The Wings chose forward Josh Currier with the seventh overall pick and then took defenseman Frank Brown with the ninth selection.

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from FILacrosse.com
NETANYA, ISRAEL – In three days, the Federation of International Lacrosse will crown the 2018 FIL Men’s World Champion after an 11-day tournament that features the largest field ever with 46 teams. The semifinalists are now set as Australia downed host country Israel, 9-6, and the Iroquois Nationals defeated Puerto Rico, 14-7. The World Championship is being held at Wingate Sport Institute, with the gold-medal game set for Saturday, July 21 at Netanya Stadium.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – Kyle McClancy continues to earn awards for his performance on and off the field, being selected as the 2017-18 America East Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

McClancy, the 2017-18 America East Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was chosen as the Male recipient among all male sports in the league.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, the Iroquois Nationals outscored its opponent 14-4 the rest of the way to defeat Puerto Rico and advance to the semifinal round. Puerto Rico suffers its first loss of the tournament.

from Syracuse.com
Dunsmoor - accomplished in academics and athletics - coached youth lacrosse and basketball teams and was "adored by the kids he coached," his family wrote.

At St. Lawrence, Dunsmoor was a four-year member of the lacrosse team, where he played defense, and was a defensive end on the football team for two years.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 12:15AM
from Wagner Athletics
Staten Island, NY – Michelle Tumolo, an All-American player at Syracuse, member of the 2017 gold medal-winning U.S. National Team and, most recently, the top assistant at the University of Oregon, has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Wagner College.

from MPNnow.com
If you’re at Canandaigua Academy this weekend, you’ll notice no shortage of activity.

Beyond the lacrosse that’s being played at the Shootout for Soldiers event, you’ll hear live music, the splashing water of a dunk tank, the whistles of referees, the laughter of kids on the inflatable water slide and perhaps the cheering that comes with goals scored.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Iroquois Nationals 14, Scotland 7

The Iroquois Nationals (3-2) secures the 3-seed in the Blue Division to advance to the quarterfinal round, winning 14-7 over Scotland (0-5). Miles Thompson ’14 had his best day of the tournament with five goals and two assists, while Ron John scored his first goal of the tournament. Ty Thompson ’14 had two goals, Tehoka Nanticoke notched an assist while Lyle Thompson ’15 finished with a goal.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. is a perfect 5-0 and has received a bye into Thursday's semifinal round. The U.S. will play the winner of Wednesday's quarterfinal between Australia and Israel in the semifinals at 9 p.m. local time, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU in the United States (2 p.m. Eastern).


Tuesday July 17, 2018 3:30PM
from Lacrosse Nation / YouTube

from the Buffalo News
Even as an eighth-grader on a first-time Section VI championship lacrosse program, Owen Hill was noticeable. He wasn't the straw that stirred the drink on that historic Akron team. That honor belonged to seniors Larson Sundown and Chaunce Hill, Owen's brother. Yet the younger Hill's contributions were hard to ignore.

2018 All-Western New York boys lacrosse team

from Athletics
NETANYA, Israel - Thanks to a Justin Rodis sudden-death goal, his lone of the day, and a balanced offensive attack throughout the contest, Philippines lacrosse topped No. 18 Italy, 12-11, on Tuesday, in its fifth game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

from Inside Lacrosse
It's Monday, and Chris Cotter and I are calling the early game. It's Israel and Philippines at 2:30 p.m., which means live on ESPNU at 7:30 a.m. Both nations are relatively new to lacrosse, and each national team as become the growth seed for the game. Not only do these young men represent their country, but they also are pushing the game to new users at the youth and high school levels in cities like Manila, Ashkelon and Tel Aviv.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir react to this incredible game, break down what it will take to win gold, and highlight the rest of the 2018 FIL World Games.

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from US Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel — Ryan Brown scored six goals as the United States clinched the top seed out of the Blue Division with an 18-2 victory over Scotland in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship.

The United States improved to 4-0 and will complete its pool play schedule on Tuesday night against England at 6 p.m. local time. The game will be carried live on ESPNU at 11 a.m. Eastern time in the United States.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Israel (3-0) gets one step closer towards a chance at the Blue Division, overpowering the Philippines (3-1) 11-8, with Eric Wolf’s offense having 38 shots to the opponent’s 26. Eric Cantor ’15 played on the Israel defense in the game with a pair of key caused turnovers late in the fourth quarter.

Next up for Israel is Ireland tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET/9 p.m. IDT. A win for Israel grants the team a game against a Blue Division team.

from Philippines Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel - Philippines lacrosse fell to No. 7 Israel, 11-8, on Monday, in its fourth game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

“I am so impressed with our team,” head coach Kirk Ventiquattro said. “Our defense held a team who won all but two face-offs to just 11 goals while the offense, with very limited possessions, scored eight times. I am coaching the guys I want to go to battle with. I love this team and I love these guys. We will respond, no doubt about it.”

from TSN.ca
NETANYA, Israel — Wesley Berg and Mark Cockerton both had two goals and an assist as Canada rebounded from its first loss of the world lacrosse championship with a 10-5 win over the Iroquois Nationals on Monday.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
NETANYA, Israel — During Team USA's pregame meeting before its showdown with Australia last Saturday — the first of four games in four straight days — longstick midfielder Joel White set the tone for the mindset of how the team is approaching the grueling Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship schedule.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that the Big Red will add 13 newcomers to the roster for the 2019 season. The 13-member class features four US Lacrosse All-Americans, and consists of six defenders, three players that can play attack or midfield, two midfielders, one face-off specialist, and one goalie.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has released results for the 2018 Expansion Draft. The Philadelphia Wings and San Diego Seals made their selections via video conference this afternoon. A recorded version of the draft will be available on NLL TV.

Monday July 16, 2018 10:00AM
from Athletics
NETANYA, Israel — The best rivalry in international lacrosse — perhaps in all of lacrosse — delivered exactly what you would have suspected Sunday. The United States’ 11-10 victory over Canada in an FIL World Championship round-robin showdown featured sterling highlights, edge-of-your-seat suspense, a lot of late-game intrigue and just a little bit of bad blood.

from Inside Lacrosse
Towson football coach Rob Ambrose posted a Tweet with the quote: "The discipline of your details will determine your destination." A fitting reminder on this Mediterranean lacrosse pilgrimage.

Gameday starts with breakfast alongside the Iroquois National team, before it embarks on a journey to Jerusalem and a youth clinic. The squad has recovered from jet lag. "Have you figured out what that is?" asks a player as we peruse the buffet selections. The bakery section is hard for me to bypass. Discipline is tested daily.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics


Sunday July 15, 2018 6:20PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
NETANYA, Israel — Paul Rabil ripped home the game-winning goal with just 1:10 remaining in the contest to give the United States an 11-10 victory over Canada in a matchup of the two heavyweights at the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship.

"That was as good of a lacrosse game as I've ever been involved in," said U.S. team head coach John Danowski. "But we all know, it's only game number three."

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Puerto Rico (3-0) continues its run, crushing Plum Division champion New Zealand (2-1) 13-1 to get one step closer towards the Blue Division bracket. Kevin McNally ’16 notched five points off two goals and three assists. Will Ramos stepped into goal for the second half, totaling two saves, one goal allowed, one goal scored and three loose balls while Steve Ramirez had a goal.

from the Buffalo News
It's fitting that Jalyn Jimerson and Ivy Santana shared the stage with the rest of area's top girls lacrosse talents during the recent Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards banquet at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant.

The Lake Shore scoring sensations have seemingly been joined at the hip the past 10 years. They've attended lacrosse camps together as well as played on the same summer league teams. They pushed each other to get better and to develop the skills that helped them become Division I athletes.

The 2018 Coaches All-WNY Girls Lacrosse Team

from LaxAllStars.com
We are pleased to officially announce that LaxAllStars.com will be live streaming the World Junior Lacrosse Championships this year! All of the games will be available through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, across multiple channels, and free to watch. The World Juniors pull in some of the best box lacrosse talent across the junior ranks in North America each year, and 2018 in Saskatoon is no exception. I got to speak with one of the event organizers, Chris Fox, to shed some more light on this rapidly-evolving event.

from Philippines Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel - Mario Ventiquattro’s four goals and two assists propelled Philippines lacrosse to an 11-5 victory over No. 15 Switzerland, on Sunday, in its third game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

“The offense came out a little too excited but settled down,” head coach Kirk Ventiquattro said. “The defense was again dominating. Everyone, from our fans to the coaches, and especially the team, is excited to play the host country, Israel, on Monday and on ESPNU, no less. The world will see 23 Philippine competitors play their hearts out because that is what we do.”

from Capital District Lax
Adirondack 2019 Goalie Jake Franchi, Attackman Jack Cheney, and Head Coach Doug McIver talk about the upcoming New York State Regional Championships.

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
NETANYA, Israel — As the co-captain and starting goalie for the U.S. national team, John Galloway was going to play a crucial role in this Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship regardless of what transpired Saturday against Australia.

But when backup goalie Jack Kelly tumbled to the Wingate Institute grass with a non-contact injury and came up hugging his left knee, Galloway’s importance to a U.S. team attempting to regain the gold medal became that much more magnified.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
NETANYA, Israel — Two days after needing a second-half comeback to beat the Iroquois Nationals, the United States wasted no time in taking control of what resulted in a 19-1 victory over Australia in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship at Wingate Institute.

from Philippines Lacrosse
NETANYA, Israel - Fueled by Matthew Speciale’s four goals and four assists, Philippines lacrosse defeated No. 27 Belgium, 11-4, on Sunday in its second game of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

“The pressure of the first game experience last night took a lot out of us,” head coach Kirk Ventiquattro said. “I was happy with the coaching staffs willingness to stay the course until our guys righted the ship, finishing with a well-executed second half that is becoming the Philippine style of ‘relentless effort’. We’re so proud to represent my wife Carmelita’s mother’s homeland and especially proud of these ‘pioneers’ of Philippine lacrosse.”

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Iroquois Nationals 18, England 7

The Iroquois Nationals (1-1) scored 12 first half goals en route to its first win in the Blue Division, defeating England (0-2) 18-7. All players with UAlbany ties had points: Lyle Thompson ’15 had two goals and three assists, Ty Thompson ’14 had two goals and an assist, Miles Thompson ‘14 had a goal and one assist, Tehoka Nanticoke scored a goal and Ron John had an assist.

The Iroquois Nationals are tied for third in the Blue Division and next play Australia [Sunday] at 1:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. IDT.

Opening Ceremony, 5PM Saturday

from Dr. Fred Opie
Hobart Alum and Hall of Famer Bill Miller was a classic tweener who went on to be an outstanding player at Hobart College and as a member of two US national teams. Miller talks about playing for Hall of Fame coach Dave Urick at Hobart; this is another part in our ongoing series on Urickisms.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
In the last three Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championships, Canada and the United States have alternated wins and losses. Dating back to 2006, the team that has won in the round robin has gone on to lose in the championship game. In 2014, the U.S. raced to a 10-7 win over Canada on opening day in Denver, only to falter when it mattered most nine days later.

from 13WHAM.com
The topics of his interview with ESPN included how he became a member of the staff of the Scottish national lacrosse team at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship, Power Train Sports and Fitness in East Rochester and Kiltshop from Hazel Stewart in Penfield.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Spring Lake High School (MI) 2019 attackman Dominik Molotky has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Ithaca College.

from LaxAllStars.com
When you watch the Iroquois, you can expect to drop your jaw more than once. Saturday against England was no different. Acrobatics around the crease coming from seemingly nowhere characterized the Iroquois goals in its 18-7 handling of the English on Epoch Field.

Saturday July 14, 2018 9:45AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
NETANYA, Israel — Former Carthage standout Mario Ventiquattro scored a pair of goals as the Philippines won their first game in World Lacrosse Championship play Friday with an 11-6 victory over the Czech Republic at Wingate National Sport Institute.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The travel-weary Iroquois delivered the first punch, but the U.S. national team responded with a dominant second half in a 17-9 victory in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship opener for both teams.

Go behind the scenes building up to the game, including opening ceremonies from Netanya, Israel, in the latest episode of “The Vlog.”

from The Lacrosse Network
RJ hits the top of the Empire State Building in NYC with Katie DeFeo and Amanda "Flay" to kick off the Top 5. #1 this week goes to Naples High School for a HAIL MARY pass that gave them a win over their rivals (A team they haven't beat in their program's 13-year history). Also featured: Some of the highest lacrosse shorts we've seen this week.

from the Iroquois Nationals
From the Iroquois Nationals.

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from St. Rose Athletics
"I am excited to announce the addition of women's lacrosse to our sport sponsorship at Saint Rose as well as introducing our head coach, Kaitlin Gaghan," said Cathy Haker, Director of Athletics and Recreation. "Kaitlin has invaluable experience as a successful NCAA Division II student-athlete who knows what it takes to be competitive in women's lacrosse in the Northeast and nationally. Her extensive coaching experience at many levels of play, combined with her enthusiasm and love of the sport, should be great assets as she recruits the inaugural women's lacrosse class to Saint Rose."

from MPNnow.com
Meet the junior captain for the Red Raiders and the rest of our girls lacrosse All-Stars for the 2018 season.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Puerto Rico dominated Wales from start to finish, winning its first game 16-4 in the Bronze Division. Kevin McNally ’16 had two goals and an assist while current Great Danes Steve Ramirez got a goal and an assist and Will Ramos finished the game in goal, playing the final 15:40 of the fourth quarter. (more)

from the Daily Emerald
Oregon has lost yet another women’s athletics head coach. On Friday, Oregon announced that lacrosse head coach Katrina Dowd had resigned from the position and that assistant coach Becca Block would become the interim head coach as the program looks for a new head coach.

from Syracuse.com
Wilbur liked Miccio as a Lazers player and he loved what he saw of him as a young coach. So shortly announcing he was stepping down from the OCC job earlier this summer, Wilbur suggested to school officials that they might want to consider Miccio as a replacement.

from the Buffalo News
All-Western New York First Team girls lacrosse (front row left to right): Jalyn Jimerson, Ivy Santana, Taylor Gehen, Maddie Mazur, Katie Dlugosz, Emma Ou2019Neill and Morgn Baxendale (back row, left to right): Stephanie Herrnreiter, TaNia Cunningham, Lois Garlow, Anjali Sliverheels, Marissa Comerate, Maren Geiger, and Charleigh Rondeau at Sweet Home high school on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

Friday July 13, 2018 4:00PM
from The Jerusalem Post
It was touch-and-go for the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team on Wednesday as they waited at Toronto Pearson Airport to find out their fate: would they be able to join 46 international teams in the World Lacrosse Championship in Israel, or would they be forced to remain in Canada, shut out from playing?

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Academy has announced three major additions to the Jr. Knighthawks’ coaching staff for the upcoming season. Knighthawks Hall of Famer Tim Soudan and local lacrosse legends Jacques Monte and Cory Holbrough have signed on to coach the USBOXLA-sanctioned program.

from Elmira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- For any athlete, representing your country on the international stage is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you dream of from the first day you step foot onto the field of competition. This dream of wearing your nation's colors has become a reality for former Elmira College men's lacrosse player Justin Rodis '09, who will represent Team Philippines in the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Do you have a spare set of gear that isn’t being used regularly? Have you acquired more sticks than you have extended family members? Second or third sets of gloves, or goggles? Extra cleats? Duffel bags to carry said gear? We know you have duffel bags...

How would you like to turn your cluttered lacrosse collection into a force for good? Join us in the inaugural Lake Placid Summit Classic Gear Drive. Together we can donate to CityLax and Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership, and help outfit their programs for the future.

from Penn Athletics
Abbott comes to Penn after spending the last seven years at Colgate—where, coincidentally, the recently departed head coach bore the same name as Penn's head coach—and has overseen three of the eight most prolific scoring seasons in the Raiders program's 87-year history. This season, Colgate scored 178 goals in 15 games, an average of 11.9 goals per game which is sixth in program history.

Abbott began his career at Colgate as an assistant coach prior to the 2012 season, and was promoted to Associate Head Coach following the 2015 season.

from The Lacrosse Network
USA vs Canada is one of the most historic rivalries in all of lacrosse. TLN embedded with both teams during respective fall training camps, to capture a glimpse into what makes these teams so great.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
Just over eight hours after the Iroquois Nationals (0-1) landed in Israel due to passport issues, the team led USA (1-0) 7-5 at the half before falling to the Stars and Stripes 17-9. Lyle Thompson led the Iroquois with three goals, while Tehoka Nanticoke had two goals and one assists and Miles Thompson had a goal and an assist. Iroquois Nationals next play England on Saturday, July 14th at 11:45 a.m. ET (6:45 p.m. IDT) on ESPN+.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Five members of the East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks will begin their quest for gold this week at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s Lacrosse World Championship.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Iroquois team arrives at our hotel after a trip that was delayed a few days and three hours. Getting to the hotel at 1 p.m. with a game at 8:30 p.m. on the same night isn't ideal. But if anybody is tough enough to overcome this ordeal, it's the Nationals. I spoke with Jeremy Thompson, the oldest of the Thompson five who are here. I ate lunch with Anish and the Iroquois coaching staff of Mark Burnham, Lars Tiffany (Virginiia) and Scott Marr (Albany). We discuss dozens of topics. It’s great to see the Nationals in Netanya, they are an integral part of this event, linking the past with the future.

from the onondaga Redhawks
BEST OF 5 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Fri. July 13 Onondaga @ Allegany at 8:30
Sat. July 14 Allegany @ Onondaga at 7:00
Fri. July 20 Onondaga @ Allegany at 8:30
Sat. July 21* Allegany @ Onondaga at 7:00
Sun. July 22* Onondaga @ Allegany at 3:00

*if necessary
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from US Lacrosse Magazine
Trailing 7-5 at halftime, the United States opened the third quarter with five unanswered goals en route to a 17-9 victory over the Iroquois in both teams’ Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship opener at Netanya Stadium.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The team voted on Wednesday night and U.S. team head coach John Danowski informed the squad of the results on Thursday afternoon at the team's hotel before heading to Netanya Stadium for its opening game in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship against the Iroquois Nationals (ESPN2, 1:30 pm Eastern).

from Syracuse Athletics
'Cuse alumni stole the show on day one of the FIL World Championships, with the Orange well represented in the two marquee games from day one in Netanya, Israel. In game one, rising sophomore Nathan McPeak made 12 stops in net for Jamaica, while Hakeem Lecky scored a highlight reel goal, but it wasn't enough to top host Israel, who took the contest 11-3.

from Canisius College Athletics
Canisius head coach Mark Miyashita is set to make his international coaching debut this week as he and the Canadian senior men's national team take part in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship in Netanya, Israel.

I see you @lyle4thompson .

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Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15AM

from US Lacrosse
The U.S. national team’s two-week journey in Israel started Tuesday with a tour of Jerusalem, an ancient city steeped in religious tradition and marked by a beautiful golden dome.

from Capital District Lax
At Ithaca High School, Eli Lasda earned All-America honors in lacrosse as a junior and senior, finishing his high school career with 103 goals, 78 assists and 360 ground balls, and being named MVP and Best Offensive Player as a senior. Although known for his offensive play in High School, as a member of the UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Team from 2014-2017 Lasda made his mark as a SSDM and two-way midfielder.

from Union Athletics
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Former three-time All-American Union goaltender Sean Aaron '12 was named to the Australian National Men's Lacrosse Team that will be competing at the 2018 FIL Men's World Championship in Netanya, Israel later this week.

from LaxAllStars.com
The team will be in great hands for their coming out party on the world stage. Coach Kirk Ventiquattro, a high school coaching legend who spent thirty years building Carthage into a powerhouse and who coached the Powell brothers as high schoolers, leads the team into Netanya after moving on from his tenures high school program following the 2018 season.

from Inside Lacrosse
The people you see at the breakfast buffet….

I bumped into Jim Scherr, CEO of the Federation of International Lacrosse; Steve Stenersen, President and CEO of US Lacrosse; Frank Kelly of FCA Lacrosse; Randy Mearns, Team Canada and Saint Bonaventure coach; and Scott Neiss, Executive Director of Israel Lacrosse. Everybody is hyper-busy on Wednesday, putting the finishing touches on preparation for the tournament that begins on Thursday July 12 with Jamaica facing Israel on ESPNU at 9:30 a.m. EST.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
US Lacrosse has announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2018 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 980 boys and 1,000 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

from Spectrum Sports
Founded by Jim Crowley and R.J. Sirianni, the ROC Warriors welcome returning vets and their families back into civilian life, playing hockey in men's leagues and charity events.

They decided to give lacrosse a try in a perfect scenario for a group of military veterans, the 2nd Annual Shootout for Soldiers in Canandaigua, starting on July 21st.

from Cazenovia College Athletics
Cazenovia College is excited to announce our one-day Prospect Camp for interested graduates in the 2019 and 2020 class.

The camp will be hosted on Christakos Field at the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. The camp will take place on Sunday September 30, 2018. The one-day event will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Based on number of registered players and weather, daily schedule could change.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
The 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship are underway in Israel, with UAlbany having representatives on six teams.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Federation of International Lacrosse General Assembly approved Tuesday three major rule changes to the international women’s game – 10 players per team, four 15-minute quarters and self-starts. All rules will be implemented immediately.

from MPNnow.com
“It’s definitely been a memorable year, for sure,” the Victor graduate said of his fifth and final season as the Victor High goalie. “It’s going to give me some pep in my step for next season in college.”

And that’s the thing about Ierlan calling 2018 a “memorable” season. Because in many ways, the 20-2 record is just another snapshot of the lacrosse excellence he helped motor for the Blue Devils. But in another way, that second loss of the season is one he’ll never, ever forget.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
When midfielder Max Seibald signed a one-year contract to remain with the Boston Cannons, he hoped he could help a young Cannons team exceed expectations and earn his first MLL championship. There was another reason he wanted to continue to suit up, however — he was preparing to play in the 2018 FIL World Championships.

from the Grand Haven Tribune
Reportedly, Molotky was drawn to the East Coast in his college search as he looked for a school competitive both academically and on the lacrosse field. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Jeff Long offered just that.
from The Edmonton Journal
“What’s going in Israel and what’s happened to the Palestinians is wrong. A lot of people are relating it to what’s happened to Native American people in Canada and the U.S., and it is similar,” Thompson said. “Morally, I want to (show) support, and I’m going to support them in the best way I can. But taking myself away from the game that’s given me so much, and something that’s very positive to our people, I don’t think is the right decision for us as Haudenosaunee people.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine

Kirk Ventiquattro is one of the most impactful coaches the sport has ever seen. The architect of the Carthage (N.Y.) High School program that produced the Coffman and Powell brothers, he stepped down this year after 30 seasons leading the Comets to well over 400 victories. He'll be in Israel coaching the Philipines squad which is competing in the world championship for the first time.

from Syracuse Athletics
The United Women's Lacrosse League's (UWLX) third season has just kicked off for the summer, and a staggering 21 Syracuse University alumnae are participating on of the four teams. No other college has more than 10 players in the league.

from SUNY OCC
The World Lacrosse Championships faceoff Thursday in Netanya, Israel. The week-and-a-half long event will feature more than a dozen former Onondaga Community College Lazers competing for their national teams. The list of alumni includes:

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced finalized details for the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League championship game, set for Saturday, July 14, at Tierney Field on the national governing body’s campus.

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from FILacrosse.com
NETANYA, ISRAEL– The Iroquois National team informed the Federation of International Lacrosse and the local organizers that the reigning World bronze medalists, the Iroquois Nationals, have been delayed in their attempt to travel to Israel due to passport procedural issues while departing Canada for the 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championship.

from US Lacrosse
Growing up in Rochester, London Booker tried almost all of the same sports that other inner city kids played. Football, basketball, track; he gave them all a shot. But candidly, Booker says, “I didn’t really like sports.”

Then, in the summer of 2006, 12-year-old London met lacrosse. He spent four weeks playing the game at the first Roc E6 lacrosse summer camp, designed to introduce inner city youth to sports which they had not been exposed to previously. All of a sudden, the quiet and reserved London found his athletic calling.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
“I am excited to announce Taylor Frink and Leah Gallagher as our UAlbany women's lacrosse assistant coaches,” said Rowan. “We are thrilled that Taylor will be staying on as assistant coach and that we are welcoming Leah to the Capital Region. Both Taylor and Leah have extensive playing and coaching backgrounds and have a great love for the game and teaching.”

from Hobart Athletics
When the lacrosse world convenes in Netanya, Israel, for the quadrennial FIL World Championship July 12-21, the Hobart College lacrosse program will be represented on the field and on the sidelines.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has released final details for the 2018 Expansion Draft. The Philadelphia Wings and San Diego Seals will make their picks via a teleconference and video conference held at 4:30pm ET on Monday July 16th.

@peterkwas with 2 goals for the Aussies .

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Tuesday July 10, 2018 10:40AM
from Inside Lacrosse
NETANYA, ISRAEL– The Iroquois National team informed the Federation of International Lacrosse and the local organizers that the reigning World bronze medalists, the Iroquois Nationals, have been delayed in their attempt to travel to Israel due to passport procedural issues while departing Canada for the 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championship.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – With the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship just a few days away, many with Cornell ties will have a role with the various international teams. The event will be held July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.

from RPI Athletics
The 1969 men's lacrosse team was the last in the nine-year head coaching career of Ed Jontos, who led the team to an 8-4 record that season. The Engineers won seven of eight home games - outscoring opponents by 65 goals (112-47) - and went 4-1 in ICAC (Independent College Athletic Conference) play.


Monday July 9, 2018 9:45AM
from Indian Country Today
“I think we are going to keep it as much about the game and as much about us understanding what we bring. What we are taking to the game is our medicine. And that can be a healing for both sides. We are an indigenous representative on the world level. We are not choosing a side. It is non-binary,” he said.

from Monster Elite Lacrosse
The Monster 2022 team traveled to New Jersey the weekend of June 25th to play in what some call the largest and most prestigious girl’s lacrosse tournament in the country. All the best teams converge on the fields at New Egypt High School on the same weekend every year to play in Lax for the Cure. The only difference this year was that the Monster 2022 team won the championship.

from Paul Rabil

from the Iroquois Nationals
Round robin schedule from July 12 -16.

from Capital District Lax
A 2018 graduate of Siena College, Chris Robertson concluded his career with the Saints as the 10th player in program history to score career 100 goals. He ranks 13th all-time at Siena in total points with 142. Following the 2018 season, Robertson was named to the All-MAAC Second Team. Previously he was named to the MAAC All-Rookie team following his freshman season, and MAAC First Team and Player of the Year honors following his junior season.

Sunday July 8, 2018 10:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Our "new" 7-year old chocolate Lab rescue mutt Case wants you to know how to watch Team USA next week at the FIL World Games in Netanya, Israel . . .

from John Pepper Lax
On Saturday, July 28 the West Genesee Lacrosse community is honored to present a celebration of Coach Messere’s and Deegan’s legendary careers to be held at the Onondaga Community College SRC Arena. Ticket deadline is July 15th.

from WWNYTV.com
Madison Barracks, the setting for the beginning of the 1812 shootout. A 2 weekend long 4 day event that brings together some of the best lacrosse players and teams from the region. Lacrosse begins at 4:14.

from LaxAllStars.com
. . . That would be a main theme for all of these Summit Lacrosse Ventures tournaments from what I saw. Adults who love the game, passing that passion to the next generation. Parents walking up their families up to us at the Wood Lacrosse Sticks booth to make sure kids know the history of the sport and also staring wide-eyed at all the things that are new to them.


Saturday July 7, 2018 10:00AM
from SUNY Oneonta Athletics
SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Brandi Lusk has been selected as the new head coach of the women's lacrosse program. Lusk becomes the 12th head coach in the history of the program that started in the spring of 1974.

Lusk is no stranger to the area having grown up in East Springfield and attending Cherry Valley-Springfield High School. Lusk also returns to the SUNYAC where she enjoyed success as the head coach of both the field hockey and lacrosse programs at Oswego State for eight years collecting a combined 103 wins. She most recently was the head lacrosse coach at Hartwick College where she spent the past two years.

Getting the band back together. @ua_scottmarr @lyle4thompson #nike #n7

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from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse will be well represented on multiple teams at the FIL World Championship this summer, but no team will have more Orange ties than the Iroquois Nationals, with seven members of the roster and coaching staff having suited up at 'Cuse, including current star Tyson Bomberry.

Hangin with my homie MP in West Carthage. @mikepowell.co

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Friday July 6, 2018 9:50AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – With the World Games starting in a week, several people with UAlbany ties, including Scott Marr and five players, will be part of the 2018 Iroquois Nationals roster.

from Inside Lacrosse
Team 91 Bandits topped Long Island Express 13-9 Wednesday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the strength of a five goals from Jack Speidell, three goals and one assist from Jack Ponzio and 12 saves from Eric Grahn. The Bandits become the fourth Long Island team to continue the area’s run of dominance, unseating last year’s champions, Express. LI Legacy won the second WSYL in 2016.

from St. Bonaventure Athletics
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with adidas and their lacrosse division," St. Bonaventure Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said. "We have started this journey with a vision of greatness and adidas is known for being innovators and visionaries. Their partnership will fit right in line with how we want to build our program."

from LaxAllStars.com / YouTube
Watch the Baltimore Brave battle the Upstate Pride in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL)

from Major League Lacrosse
[Joe] Nardella, acquired May 31 from the Boston Cannons, dominated the faceoff X, winning 22-of-29 against Charlotte's Jake Winters and Noah Rak. He also picked up nine ground balls. The Rutgers University graduate has won 56.1 percent of his faceoff since joining Atlanta. Nardella also has scored three goals, added three assists and has collected a total of 35 ground balls since his arrival.

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:15AM
from IMEMC.org
Dear Iroquois Nationals, We are writing from occupied Palestine to urge your team to withdraw from the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships in Israel. We know what an important role this sport plays in Iroquois culture, Please allow us to explain our appeal.

Anyone else excited as I am for the 2018 World Games? #Nike #Iroquois

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from LaxAllStars.com
The 2018 Iroquois Nationals lacrosse roster seems to be out, and while the official homepage for the Iroquois has not been updated with the info, it’s making the rounds on social media, and if this list is 100% correct, it’s one heck of a team.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir update from the WSYL and break down the high powered offenses from the worlds three best teams.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Some observations and takeaways from helping run three youth lacrosse tournaments in nine days… all while this CSN&Y tune ran through my head.

“Teach your children well . . .”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The public result — a loss to the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars — wasn’t the outcome that the U.S. men’s national team wanted, but a four-day training camp in New England should serve the United States well as it prepares for the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in Netanya, Israel.

from Syracuse Athletics
Despite falling to the South 22-15, the trio of Orange pledges who suited up in the Under Armour All-America Game for the North left 'Cuse fans plenty to be excited about in their incoming class.

Griffin Cook (Jamesville-DeWitt) and Matt Magnan (Fox Lane) each earned the start for the North, with Peter Fiorini (Baldwinsville) coming in off the bench. The trio contributed on six of the North's 15 goals, combining for four goals, two assists and each collecting a ground ball.

from Syracuse.com
Here are the Section III boys lacrosse All-Stars for the 2018 season (teams are chosen by the Section III coaches).

from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Phone calls from season ticket-holders led the Rochester Knighthawks to share the professional team's plan for the next National Lacrosse League season. "We can confirm that we will play the 2019 season at Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks are not leaving Rochester," team vice president of sales John Catalano said July 3. "We know there were rumors out there."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks issued a statement today about the team's plans for the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League season.

“We know there has been some speculation about the future of the Knighthawks. We want to assure our fans that the team will be playing in Rochester next season,” said Knighthawks VP of Sales John Catalano.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits are likely taking a page out of the National Hockey League's book when it comes to the National Lacrosse League expansion draft.

The NLL's current nine franchises released their protected player lists Tuesday for the July 16 expansion draft. Buffalo's included one of the biggest surprises, as none of the team's three goaltenders, Alex Buque, Davide DiRuscio and Zach Higgins, was protected.

from Inside Lacrosse
Pool play got underway Monday at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park outside of Denver, Colo.

Five teams escaped from Monday undefeated and leading the way for a spot in Wednesday’s championship game, set for 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2, live from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. The teams that are 3-0 are Evolve ElIte out of Ontario, Long Island teams Igloo Black Diamond, Team 91 Bandits and LI Express, and Team Colorado Outlaws.

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00AM
from SUNY Fredonia Athletics
FREDONIA, N.Y. – Marykate Edmunds (New Hartford) is the new head coach of the Fredonia Blue Devil women's lacrosse team, the university athletic director announced today following a comprehensive national job search.

"It is clear," Fredonia Director of Athletics Jerry Fisk said, "that Marykate Edmunds possesses a passion for the game, an ability to connect with and motivate student-athletes, and an understanding and respect for the tradition of Fredonia women's lacrosse. Just as importantly, she clearly understands and can articulate the importance of academics in the lives of our student-athletes, a very important understanding that will enable great success with the program."

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Walking into the offices at Corrigan Sports headquarters in Elkridge, Md., it's easy to notice the Under Armour All-American game jerseys. And the vertical Maryland Roughriders sign. Lining the walls of the office are various banners representing the events Corrigan Sports hosts — running festivals, field hockey tournaments, flag football and a handful from lacrosse events.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The game is one of the most attended lacrosse events each year, drawing an average of 25,531 fans. The event has brought in at least 20,000 fans every year since 2008 and has drawn 30,000 fans on three separate occasions, including a record 31,664 people in 2015.

“It’s incredible,” said Eric Law, a Colorado native, University of Denver graduate and member of the Outlaws since 2013. “I went when I was in high school and a youth player. It was fun to watch the highest level of lacrosse there is. With the buzz and how many people are in the stands and the fireworks and Fourth of July, it is a unique and incredible event the Outlaws have done for the past decade. It’s tough to put it into words. It’s almost unexplainable. You have to be there to get the full experience.”

from Inside Lacrosse
TOWSON, Md. — At this year’s Under Armour All-American Underclass Tournament, Charm City’s best took home the gold. The Baltimore team beat Washington D.C. 9-4 Sunday afternoon to win the Highlight Division title. Teams consisted of top Class of 2019 and 2020 players from their respective regions.

from Inside Lacrosse
TOWSON, Md. — The West’s young guns showed up to play at this year’s Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament. Sunday, they flew back home champions. The boys’ Command West team beat the Connecticut-New York (CONNY) squad 7-6 in overtime Sunday to win the division championship.

from NLL.com
The Philadelphia Wings hold the 1st overall selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Both the Wings and the San Diego Seals will make alternating picks throughout 9 rounds (18 total selections). No current NLL team will be allowed to lose more than two players.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2018 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 980 boys and 1,000 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.

Monday July 2, 2018 11:15AM

from CollegeCrosse.com
BALTIMORE, M.D. — The annual Under Armour All-America senior games were held Saturday afternoon and evening at iconic Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in front of 4,129 spectators. Both South teams won in different fashions.

from Inside Lacrosse
Attackman Bryce Clay (Michigan) led the North offense with a team-high three goals, scoring one in the second and two late in the second half. Midfielder Matt Magnan (Syracuse), George Wichelns (Maryland), Xander Dickson (Virginia), Griffin Cook (Syracuse) and John John Lombardi (Cornell) each scored two goals apiece.

from WPLL / YouTube
Watch the New York Fight battle the Upstate Pride in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL)

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks were the talk of the National Lacrosse League this season after shrugging off a slow start to advance to within one win of raising the NLL Cup.