May 2018

Thursday May 31, 2018 10:10PM

from Elira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Calling all former Elmira College men's lacrosse players, get ready to mark your calendars. Head Coach Preston Chapman has announced that the Soaring Eagles will host their annual EC Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game on Saturday, September 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the Murray Athletic Center.

Summer Lacrosse Comes To Norwich and Oneonta
from Bob Leary
It's time to look forward to summer lacrosse already! Summer League will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights in Oneonta.
NEW THIS YEAR: there will also be summer league on Tuesdays and Thursday at the skate rink in Norwich, see attached. For those who wish to play in both leagues, there will only be an extra $20 fee to cover both pinneys.

* Oneonta signups will be held on June 4th and June 6th from 6-8 pm

* Oneonta games will begin on June 11th, and end on August 8th

6th Ward Booster Club Park, Scramling Rd off of River St. (across from the Boys and Girls Club) Tentative Times: 5:30 pm – Youth League - 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Competitive League
To help introduce Norwich to box lacrosse, there will be an exhibition game against Tri-City Lacrosse on Sunday, June 3. Please let us know if you are interested in participating.

Lacrosse Oneonta Flyer | Norwich Lacrosse Flyer | Player Registration Form

10:55AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — The will of West Genesee lacrosse has hung another championship banner on the school's wall. The Wildcats used a late-game surge to grab a 12-10 win over Fayetteville-Manlius in the Section III Class A championship on Wednesday night at Cicero-North Syracuse. The win gives retiring Wildcats coach Mike Messere his 31st career sectional championship.(25 photos)

from Syracuse.com
Liverpool, N.Y. — Less than 24 hours after the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team completed a sectional title three-peat, the boys squad joined their classmates in championship glory. The third-seeded Brothers dropped No. 1 General Brown in Wednesday's Class D sectional finals bout held at Liverpool High School, 14-12, to take their second straight championship.

from Syracuse.com
Liverpool, N.Y. — This Westhill boys lacrosse season is turning into something pretty special. The No. 3-seeded Warriors followed last Friday's win over No. 2 Jamesville-DeWitt with another extraordinary effort Thursday — this time in the Class C sectional final at Liverpool High School.(20 photos)

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — East Syracuse-Minoa freshman Gavin Houghtaling pumped his stick above his head like a weightlifter as a goal-scoring celebration move against Auburn on Wednesday. Houghtaling got in plenty of reps while lifting more than his weight for the Spartans. (20 photos)

from the Watertown Daily Times
CORTLAND — When the final horn sounded, the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team stormed down nearly half of the field, sprinting to join goalie Paige Crandall in celebration.

The Spartans had good reason for excitement as they finally achieved what the program has been striving for over the years — a Section 3 championship.

from BLaxFive.net
Alexander Mabbett scored off a feed from Joey Pezzimenti 1:59 into the second overtime period to give Victor the 10-9 win over Webster Thomas. This is the fifth consecutive win for the Blue Devils.

from BLaxFive.net
Penn Yan won their 23rd Section Five Title tonight with an 8-6 win over Aquinas. The Mustangs took an early 6-1 lead and held off the late advances by Aquinas. The Little Irish scored five of the last seven goals to pull within two. The Final Aquinas goal was scored with 7:21 remaining and the final seven minutes were back and forth play with Penn Yan holding the ball and Aquinas trying to force their shots.

from the Buffalo News
Just as the Section VI Class A boys lacrosse final started having an all too familiar feel to it, Lancaster didn't go into woe-is-me mode against Orchard Park. It's a bold attitude that was backed up by bolder actions with perhaps the boldest coming courtesy of senior Brett Beetow.

from The Daily Gazette
EAST GREENBUSH -- Ballston Spa's first appearance in the state lacrosse tournament looked awfully similar to its first Section II title-game win just a few days before. The Scotties put together a pair of significant first-half runs and made a bit more program history Wednesday with a 19-8 Class B sub-regional triumph over Warwick at Columbia High School.

from the Watertown Daily Times
POTSDAM — Sophomore goalie Gisele Todd was at her very best when it mattered most for the Massena girls lacrosse team Tuesday.

“If you watch film of the final five minutes of the game, you’d see that she was the reason that we won,” said coach Jeffrey Slack after Massena outlasted defending overall champion Canton 9-8 in the Section 10 final to complete a sweep of NAC regular season and playoff titles.

from WWNYTV.com
Sectional play ended for one Frontier League team and state play ended for two Northern Athletic Conference teams in lacrosse action Wednesday night.

from Greater Rochester US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse Greater Rochester invites you to join us on Thursday, June 14th for the 2018 Herb Fitch Senior All-Star Lacrosse Festival. Bring the family for a night of lacrosse and fun! Play and learn in the free youth clinic, watch some of the best lacrosse players in the area take the field in the All-Star games, or stay for both! Learn from the Knighthawks and area college and high school coaches. Register early for the youth clinic as entries will cap at 75 girls and 75 boys. Free admission, practice pinney, raffle drawing and autograph session included for all youth clinic participants. Food trucks and vendors will be on site for your enjoyment throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you at Corbit Stadium!

from US Lacrosse Adirondack Chapter
Register here for the Wednesday, June 20th banquet honoring Elizabeth Parry, Bob Sipperly, and Jason Gifford.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The America East Man & Woman of the Year will be given to the top male and female senior student-athlete who have best distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership, according to the league’s mission statement.

from KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska’s athletes are probably best known for their winter pursuits – skiing, hockey, and even basketball, which draws players and fans indoors while the wind blows snow and arctic temperatures across the state. Now, a group of hockey coaches is trying to bring a summer sport – and an outdoor one at that -- to their players.


Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:00AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
Spencerport girls lacrosse player Erin Coykendall is flattered she was named the MaxPreps National Athlete of the Year.

What Coykendall is proud of when it comes to the award presented by the United States Marines is that it comes her way as a student-athlete in Spencerport.

from Syracuse.com
The South Jefferson girls lacrosse team, thwarted in the sectional finals twice before — both times by Skaneateles in 2014 and 2017— finally broke through Tuesday with a 12-5 victory over the defending state Class D champion Lakers on the turf field at SUNY Cortland.

from Syracuse.com
Cortland, N.Y. — After waiting nearly a quarter of a century between sectional titles before winning it all a year ago, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team has now captured back-to-back championships. (20 photos)

from Syracuse.com
The Maroons went toe-to-toe with the top-seeded Hornets and rode the hot goal-tending of sophomore Lexi Driscoll (10 saves) to push No. 3 state-ranked F-M to the limit.

from Syracuse.com
Cortland, N.Y. — A defensive switch a half-season in the making paid off big-time for the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team on Tuesday night. (25 photos)

from GLaxFive.net
The Tournament has been completed and we have our Champions. In Class A, Penfield defeated RH. In Class B, Brighton defeated Spencerport in overtime. In Class C, HFL defended their Title and defeated Geneva. In Class D, Pal-Mac defending their Title and defeated Penn Yan. In addition to securing the Girl's Section Five Championship, the Penfield Patriots Boy's program also won the Class A Title.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Sophomore attack Katie Lederman netted the game-winner in overtime as No. 1 Brighton defeated No. 2 Spencerport, 10-9, on Tuesday in the Section V girls lacrosse Class B final at Pittsford Sutherland.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
EAST ROCHESTER — A regular-season schedule usually replete with quality Class A and B opponents such as Penfield, Rush-Henrietta, Pittsford, Brighton and Spencerport gives the Honeoye Falls-Lima always girls lacrosse team confidence this time of year that no matter what their record is, it's Section V’s best small-school team.

from BLaxFive.net
Geneva was led in scoring by junior midfielder Sam Miller with 3g-2a. Miller was named Most Valuable Player for the Class C All Tournament Team.

from BLaxFive.net
Penfield held off a late press by Fairport to become the Class A Champions with a 9-8 win over the Red Raiders. This is the first Sectional Title for Penfield since 2013. The Patriots and Red Raiders have now face three times in the Title Game and Penfield now has a 2-1 lead. Prior to today, Fairport defeated Penfield in 2012 and Penfield defeated Fairport in 1993.

from MPNnow.com
PITTSFORD — Coaches generally want two things from their teams: A quick start on offense and to avoid breakdowns on defense. So when Sophia Lyko was all alone on the crease just 10 seconds into Tuesday’s Section V Class D girls lacrosse championship, the only thing she was missing was the ball in her stick. Jamie Walker took care of that with precise pass and just like that, the Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders were off and running.

2x Junior College offensive Player of the year @staats77 .

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from Inside Lacrosse
The only thing Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) isn’t good at is taking credit for his accomplishments.

In the fall, the senior attackman turned down a tryout opportunity with the U.S. National Team because first and foremost, he was the captain of Yale lacrosse and didn't want anything to take focus away from that. He had already played well at one tryout, and he seemed poised to make the team and represent the Red, White and Blue.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin, Samir, RJ and the rest of the TLN crew at the National Championship game in Boston. Duke vs Yale, it was an awesome game and an awesome weekend - thanks everyone who's been following along!


Tuesday May 29, 2018 10:00AM
from MPNnow.com
Former Daily Messenger boys lacrosse Player of the Year has 1 goal and 3 assists in 13-11 win for Bulldogs.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
FOXBORO, Mass. – Connor Fields has been named to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse All-Tournament Team, announced after the title game on Monday.

Fields was a member of the 10-person All-Tournament Team, voted on by the media and school SIDs attending the NCAA Tournament. Fields is UAlbany’s lone representative on the list.

from BLaxFive.net
The Section Five Championships are set and will be played over two nights at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday and Wednesday.

from GLaxFive.net
The Section Five Finals are set to played Tuesday May 29th at two sites. Class A will feature 2nd seeded Rush-Henrietta hosting 4th seeded Penfield at 5:30 PM at East Rochester. Class B will feature 1st seeded Brighton hosting 2nd seeded Spencerport at 7:30 PM at Pittsford Sutherland. Class C will feature 1st seeded HFL hosting 2nd seeded Geneva at 7:30 PM at East Rochester. Class D will feature 2nd seeded Penn Yan hosting 4th seeded Pal-Mac at 5:30 PM at Pittsford Sutherland.

from the Albany Times Union
Katie Wendell is a senior attack with the Saratoga girls' lacrosse team. Wendell, in her fourth varsity season, will play her college lacrosse at Bucknell. She produced a game-high six goals as the Blue Streaks captured the program's first Section II title since 1998 with a 14-12 victory over Bethlehem.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. – The more hectic the lives of sisters Kelly Tormey and Kristen Beilein grow, the more Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse prep work seems to get done. These days, the two women are very, very busy.

from LoHud.com
If we got to pick the matchups at the beginning of the season, these are the eight teams I'd have selected to play for Section 1 titles. There's not a bad game in the bunch. Don't forget, there's an $8 admission fee, $5 for seniors and children. We'll have coverage of all four games, so follow Mike Dougherty @lohudlacrosse for updates and check lohud.com/sports for game stories, photos and videos.


Monday May 28, 2018 9:45AM

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
The first NCAA championship I ever went to was in 1983, at Rutgers University. Syracuse came back from seven goals down in the third quarter to Johns Hopkins to win their first “modern era” national title. It was Brad Kotz, Randy Lundblad, Tim Nelson, Travis Solomon and Co. against Larry Quinn, Del Dressel, Bill Cantelli, and John Krumenacker and gang. I had no dog in the hunt, but I was hooked. It was the biggest lacrosse crowd I’d ever seen, and the drama, the noise, and the setting were like nothing I had ever seen before.

from Lax 3.0
Clinton's Devin Lee (saves) and General Brown's Bryce Johnson (assists) seem to have insurmountable leads for saves and assists crowns.

from Syracuse.com
Four defending sectional champions from 2017 all earned their way into Tuesday's finals at SUNY-Cortland. Christian Brothers Academy (A), Fayetteville-Manlius (B), Jamesville-DeWitt (C) and Skaneateles (D) all will play for the chance to hoist the sectional banner again.

from Syracuse.com
An interesting tournament so far, with some unexpected results. Party crashers to Wednesday's championship games include Fayetteville-Manlius, Westhill and, to some extent, Christian Brothers Academy.

from the Finger Lakes Times
SENECA FALLS — For the second year in a row the Penn Yan girls lacrosse team will be playing Palmyra-Macedon for the Section V Class D title. The Mustangs (12-4) earned the repeat trip after defeating Aquinas 16-8 in the semifinals Friday evening at Bracht Field.

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from The Saratogian
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. >> If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. The Schuylerville Black Horses boys lacrosse team upended Greenwich, 12-11 in the Section II Class D final, helping themselves with an early lead and then almost giving the contest away on a three-minute player penalty.

Sunday May 27, 2018 10:00PM
from The Daily Gazette
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — An era of the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program closed Saturday with the Great Danes’ season-ending 20-11 loss to Yale at Gillette Stadium in the national semifinals.

That finish arrived without regret, even as disappointment set in for the Great Danes. Eleven seniors — including stars such as JD Colarusso, Connor Fields, Kyle McClancy, brothers Justin Reh and Troy Reh, and Stone Sims — saw their college careers end after guiding the Great Danes to their first-ever appearance at championship weekend.

from The Daily Gazette
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As he stood up to exit Saturday’s post-game press conference, the final of his University at Albany men’s lacrosse career, senior Connor Fields patted head coach Scott Marr’s right shoulder.

With the slightest of smiles, Fields winked his right eye at his coach, causing Marr to chuckle despite the pain of seeing another one of his program’s legends see his career close.

10:35AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Tewaaraton finalist Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) had five goals and four assists as the Bulldogs scored on 16 of their first 23 possessions in their first trip to Memorial Day weekend since 1990 to secure their most lopsided postseason triumph in 14 all-time NCAA tournament games.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Connor Fields (Bishop Timon), in his final college game, finished with three goals and two assists, while Sean Eccles (Corcoran) had two goals and a caused turnover. TD Ierlan (Victor) won 18-of-33 (54.5%) with eight ground balls, adding a goal and an assist. JD Colarusso had the loss in goal with six saves and 15 goals allowed in 35:10 in the cage.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Perry, N.Y. – Le Moyne College men's lacrosse junior midfielder Dan Entenmann (Auburn) has been named the co-recipient of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners award as the most outstanding player in Division II by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, as announced by the association on Friday. Junior defenseman Zac Prattson (Toland, Conn./Springfield Cathedral (Mass.)) was also named the best player at his position as he was the recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award as the most outstanding defensive player.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Led by its suffocating zone defense, Fairport earned an 8-5 victory over defending champion Pittsford and advanced to the title game Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
EAST ROCHESTER – Julia Britton missed Spencerport’s April matchup against Canandaigua because she was on a school trip for chorus. But the junior was in goal for Friday’s rematch in the Section V Class B lacrosse semifinals and when it was over her teammates and coach sang her praises.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Suffice it to say, this was not the most artistic of Section V tournament victories for the boys lacrosse dynasty that is Victor High School, but in the end, the Blue Devils are right where everyone figured they would be - playing for yet another Class B championship.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Right around the end of the first quarter Saturday afternoon in the second of the Section V Class B boys lacrosse semifinals at Fairport, no one would have blamed Webster Thomas for allowing its thoughts to stray just a bit.

from BLaxFive.net
Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: The championship games are now set for Classes B and C. In the Class B bracket, #1 Victor defeated #5 Schroeder 7-4 and #2 Thomas defeated #3 McQuaid Jesuit 16-7. In the Class D bracket, #1 Penn Yan defeated #5 Bath 12-4 and #6 Aquinas had upset #2 Gananda 16-7.

from BLaxFive.net
May 25, 2018 - The Championship round in Classes A and C are now set with #2 Penfield playing #1 Fairport in Class A. In Class C, #2 Wayne will play #1 Geneva. The games will be played at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday, May 29th with the Class C game at 5:00 and the Class A game at 7:30.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V girls lacrosse action, Honeoye Falls-Lima took on Wayne Central on top of Geneva doing battle with Newark-Midlakes.

from Syracuse.com
Liverpool, N.Y. — All good things come to an end, they say. And Westhill's 10-9 overtime victory over Jamesville-DeWitt in a boys Class C sectional lacrosse semifinal Friday at Liverpool High School proved that all bad things come to an end, too.

from Syracuse.com
Bryce Johnson and Dominic Lutz co-led a group of seven point-scorers in the 13-10 win, as both juniors paced the tournament's top seed with five points apiece. Coach Rich Purvis wasn't kidding when he estimated that the squad had "six or seven guys that can put the ball in the back of the net.

from Syracuse.com
The Homer boys lacrosse team has kept its eyes on the prize all season long. The top-seeded Trojans shook off a slow start and used stifling defense to defeat No. 4 Carthage, 9-3, tonight at Liverpool High School in a Class C sectional semifinal.

from Syracuse.com
The top seed East Syracuse Minoa boys lacrosse team scored early and often in the opening minutes of its game against No. 4 Whitesboro and finished with a 16-4 victory. The Spartans advance to the Class B sectional championship game and will face Auburn at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse.

from Syracuse.com
Four of the five higher seeds all won on Thursday. The lone exception was No. 3 Skaneateles defeating No. 2 Westhill. Here is a recap.

from D.L. Calarco Funeral Home
Calling hours will be Friday, June 1, 2018 from 4-7pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. Lance was born July 31, 1982, in Watertown, son of Scott L. Alexander and Debra Gagnon Green. He graduated from South Jefferson High School in 2000, attended SUNY Potsdam and Jefferson Community College, where he played lacrosse while attending. He received his MBA with a Financial Endorsement from Clarkson University and his MBA with a Global Endorsement from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

from The Daily Gazette
EAST GREENBUSH -- Behind its King, Niskayuna won another lacrosse crown Friday night. Griffin King turned in one of the top individual efforts ever in a Section II Class A championship game with nine goals, and the Silver Warriors secured their 16th title with a 20-9 win over rival Shenendehowa at Columbia High School.

from The Daily Gazette
With one run and then an even bigger one, Ballston Spa gained control and secured its first championship in program history Friday with a 21-5 victory over Queensbury at Columbia High School.

from The Daily Gazette
ROTTERDAM -- After finishing second to Niskayuna so many times, the Queensbury girls' lacrossse team finally came out on top. The Spartans scored the first two goals and never trailed in a narrow 9-8 Section II Class B championship game win over the Silver Warriors Wednesday night at Mohonasen High School.

from The Daily Gazette
"In the second half, we stuck our heads in it and kept playing our game," said junior midfielder Lindsey Frank, one of the stars in Saratoga's 14-12 win at Mohonasen High School. "At the half, we talked about coming out and playing with full hearts, and not getting down on ourselves."

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland graduate student attack Devin Phelps (Chittenango), junior attack Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields) and junior midfielder Joey Panariello (Islip) have each been chosen as 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III men's lacrosse honorable mention All-Americans.

In addition, two Red Dragons - senior attack Thomas McNaney (Marcellus) and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Justin Siracusa (Sayville) - have been selected to compete in the USILA Division III North/South Senior All-Star Game. The game was held on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Providence College in Providence, R.I., followed by the Division I-II game at 7:30 p.m.

from Alfred Athletics
LOUISVILLE, KY – Senior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point, NY/Whitney Point) was named to the USILA-Nike All-America Team as an Honorable Mention selection following the 2018 season, marking his third consecutive year on the All-America list.

Lynch, who led the Saxons in 2018 with 44 goals 16 assists for a total of 60 points. He also added 18 groundballs and two caused turnovers during his senior campaign while helping the Saxons reach their first Empire 8 Championship Tournament in program history. He was named to the Empire 8 All-Conference First Team as well as the ECAC All-Region Second Team.

from Elmira College Athletics
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Elmira College Men's Lacrosse Alumni Association is raising funds and bringing together former Soaring Eagles to help support Shootout for Soldiers, a 501(c)(3) charity that aims to use the sport of lacrosse as a platform to assist our nation's veterans and foster community engagement.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(May 26, 2018)… The Rochester Knighthawks dropped Game One of the National Lacrosse League Finals, 16-9, to the Saskatchewan Rush Saturday night at SaskTel Centre. The Rush now have a one-game lead in the best-of-three series. “We have to regroup and get ready for the next game,” said Knighthawks rookie Eric Fannell, who finished with two goals and two assists. Rochester also received four-point efforts from Kyle Jackson (1+3) and Joe Resetarits (1+3).

Friday May 25, 2018 9:00PM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
FOXBORO, Mass. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has earned its first trip to Championship Weekend and will rematch against 3-seed Yale on Saturday, May 26th at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the NCAA semifinal round.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Ben Reeves readily admits he’s not all that familiar with the ins and outs of winning faceoffs, but he knows one thing for sure: His Section V lacrosse alumnus, TD Ierlan, is pretty good at winning them.

“I don’t know a whole lot about the X, but I know he’s one of, if not the best, in college lacrosse and he’s going to be an absolute challenge,” said Reeves, the former Pal-Mac star who is now a senior at Yale and will be leading the Bulldogs into Gillette Stadium Saturday for a Division I national semifinal showdown against Ierlan and the University of Albany.

from WNYPapers.com
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.

from St. John Fisher Athletics
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Following one of the prodigious campaigns in program history, Andrew Rosso (East Syracuse-Minoa) of the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as announced on Friday for his on-field performances during the 2018 season.

from ESPN
ESPN and ESPN+ will have exclusive United States coverage of the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships, beginning Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 21.

10:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Cicero, N.Y. — When West Genesee boys lacrosse coach Mike Messere finally leaves the Wildcats sideline for the final time, he will depart on his own terms.

And he'll be in search of perfection. (31 photos)

from Syracuse.com
The top-seeded Wildcats were held scoreless after halftime, but tight defense and a couple of clutch saves by senior goalkeeper Madison Fox down the stretch allowed them to escape with a 6-5 victory over No. 4 Cicero-North Syracuse in a Class A sectional semifinal.

from Syracuse.com
Fayetteville, N.Y. — Late in the first half, Christian Brothers Academy coach Doug Sedgwick called a timeout. His No. 2 seeded Brothers were getting out-possessed and out-played by No. 3 Baldwinsville.

from the Watertown Daily Times
DEWITT — By orchestrating another dominant effort, the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team is returning to the Section 3 title game.

The top-seeded Spartans rode a relentless possession game to hold fourth-seeded Marcellus at bay nearly throughout en route to recording a 10-3 triumph Thursday in a Class D semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy.

from Syracuse.com
Four of the five higher seeds all won on Thursday. The lone exception was No. 3 Skaneateles defeating No. 2 Westhill. Here is a recap.

from The Corning Leader
Local talent was on display this lacrosse season as reflected in the 2018 Section IV lacrosse all-stars and awards announced recently.

from The Ithaca Journal
Facing a team it lost to twice during the season and having just a surrendered a three-goal lead in 70 seconds, Ithaca turned to its go-to guy in overtime.

Senior Ryan Sposito came through, scoring with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Little Red to an exciting, 10-9 victory over Corning in Thursday’s Section 4 Class A boys lacrosse final on a beautiful night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.

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from Spectrum Sports
Top-seed Chenango Forks scored the final nine goals in its 22-13 win over Whitney Point. Kevin Matson led the Blue Devils with eight goals and three assists, and Brad Wiley added seven goals and three assists. Forks has won four of the last five section titles. (Video 0:37)

from Spectrum Sports
Top-seed Johnson City beat Owego 15-12 to earn its second straight Section IV title. The Wildcats closed the game on a 7-2 run to punch its ticket to the state tournament. (Video 0:40)

from Spectrum Sports
Vestal beat Horsheads 11-8 to earn its second straight Section IV title. Matt Thrasher netted a hat trick for the Golden Bears. (Video 1:12)

from North Country Now
Massena Red Raider Katelyn Kennedy (21) is chased by two defenders as she looks for an open teammate downfield. Massena found open lanes that led to their quick scoring, including seven unanswered goals to open the game. (Photos)

from the Watertown Daily Times
POTSDAM — A lot of frustration in Section 10 championship games came to an end Thursday for many Canton boys lacrosse players.

The No. 2 seeded Golden Bears upset No. 1 St. Lawrence Central, 11-6, in the Section 10 Class C/D title game at Potsdam High School, giving many of the athletes their first experience of winning a championship.

from North Country Now
After an epic comeback performance, the Canton Golden Bears celebrate their 11-6 victory over the St. Lawrence Larries in the Section X Boys Lacrosse Championship. (Photos)

from SUNY Albany Athletics
FOXBORO, Mass. – UAlbany senior Josh Egan (Albany Academy) is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Egan, with a 3.96 GPA in business, was presented with the award at the Championship Weekend Banquet in Foxboro on Thursday night, becoming the first-ever Great Dane to earn this honor. Egan graduated this past week.

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from The Daiy Gazette
ALBANY — One time, Scott Marr flirted with leaving the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program he has now built into a national powerhouse. That was back in 2003. And, yes, that was when he interviewed for the head coaching position at Yale, the team the Great Danes will play 12 p.m. Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., when they make their first appearance in the national semifinals. Marr wanted the Yale job, but it instead went to Andy Shay, who continues as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

from Inside Lacrosse
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association continues to unveil its end-of-season honors, announcing the Division III All-Americans and individual honors. RIT's Kyle Killen took home DIII's highest honor, the Iroquois Nationl Award for Outstanding Player. He also was named the Jack Turnbull Award winner for Outstanding Attackman. The Tigers cleaned up, taking home five individual honors.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir react to the quarterfinal games, and break down who will win it all on championship weekend.

from NLL.com
Thanks to his “one game at a time approach” and his impeccable work ethic on and off the turf, few goalies in league history have accomplished what the Rochester Knighthawks Matt Vinc has achieved over the last 13 years.

from Bloomberg
Professional lacrosse player and entrepreneur Paul Rabil discusses a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his approach to creating, distributing and, ultimately, capitalizing on content creation and social media. Rabil, the first lacrosse player to amass a million-dollar sponsorship portfolio, also talks about how technical innovation has given niche sports like lacrosse the ability to augment its fan base.


Thursday May 24, 2018 8:40PM
from Cornell Athletics
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – All-American defender Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) has been selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award® winner in men's lacrosse. Pulver is the fifth overall student-athlete from Cornell to win the Senior CLASS Award—the fourth to take home the honor for lacrosse, joining Matt McMonagle '07, Max Seibald '09, and Connor Buczek '15.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, has announced that Peter Milliman has been promoted to the position of Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University. Milliman, who led the Big Red on an interim basis during the 2018 season, becomes the 12th head coach in the programs' 126-year history.

from AuburnPub.com
LIVERPOOL — Auburn pulled out the win despite running into a hot goalie.

RedHawks goalie Megan Phillips racked up 14 saves but the Maroons got goals from eight different players, as No. 2 Auburn overpowered No. 3 Central Square, 13-7, in the Section III, Class B girls lacrosse semifinals at Liverpool High School Thursday.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. --Two close losses by Fayetteville-Manlius to Baldwinsville this season convinced the Hornets they could hang with the Bees this season. Thursday, with their season hanging in the balance, F-M turned that confidence into results.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Sounds of laughter and chanting carry through the lobby of the DoubleTree hotel in Linthicum, Md. Guests in the hotel bar fix their eyes on the lounge adjacent to it, as do those entering the hotel through the sliding glass doors.

There sit 13 members of the Albany men’s lacrosse team, clad in purple jackets and khaki pants, fresh off a team dinner at Olive Grove before a matchup with UMBC the next day. They try to describe the Great Danes’ personality as they digest their chicken parm.

from Syracuse Athletics
A pair of 'Cuse sophomores earned spots on the USILA All-American teams after leading the Orange to a regular season title and the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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from the Times Union
The third time around did not prove charming in 2017, but the fourth consecutive Class B title- game appearance by the Queensbury girls' lacrosse team Wednesday night against Niskayuna showed just how much the Spartans have grown.

from The Troy Record
SCHENECTADY >> It’s been 20 years since the Saratoga Springs girls lacrosse team hoisted the Section II championship plaque and there may be no better feeling for the seven Blue Streak seniors and their coach after Wednesday’s 14-12 win at Mohonasen High School.

from The Elmira Star Gazette
Top-seeded Ithaca took control early Wednesday night on its way to an 18-13 victory over second-seeded Corning in the Section 4 Class A girls lacrosse championship game at Corning Memorial Stadium.

from The Elmira Star Gazette
Bella Carberry scored four goals Wednesday as the Horseheads girls lacrosse team repeated as Section 4 Class B champion with an 18-14 victory over Union-Endicott at Corning Memorial Stadium.

from the Buffalo News
When Kellen Pulera woke up Wednesday morning, he felt good and believed the rest of his day would be great. It was, and he made sure his St. Joe's boys' lacrosse teammates experienced the same euphoric feeling before the end of their day.

from MyTwinTiers.com
Battling through a rain-soaked contest with a lightning delay that lasted over an hour, Ithaca cruised to a 17-6 win over the visiting Express (7-10). The win propels Ithaca into the Class A championship game, Thursday night versus versus rival Corning at 7:30 pm at Binghamton high school.

from WWNYTV.com
Number-one Section 3 Class D boys' lacrosse seed General Brown continued on a roll Tuesday. (Lacrosse highlights through 1:54)

from North Country Now
Salmon River’s Jadie Burns (13) runs up the right side of the field where she is met by Heuvelton’s Cyera McNamera (3) and attempts a stick check to jar the ball loose. (Photos)

from North Country Now
Canton’s Aiden Knight (6) blasts the Golden Bears' first goal of the game early in the first quarter. (Photos)

from BLaxFive.net
Wednesday: DAY IN REVIEW: Both B and D brackets were broken today, but the final four are now set for the semi finals on Saturday. In the Class D bracket, #5 Bath defeated #4 Midlakes 14-9 and #6 Aquinas had upset #3 Pal-Mac 17-5. #2 Gananda beat #10 Bloomfield-Honeoye and #1 Penn Yan beat #9 Waterloo in the other quarters.

from GLaxFive.net
There are eleven Quarter Final Games this season. There are full Quarter Final Brackets in Class B and Class D and partial Brackets in Class A (2 games) and Class C (1 game).

from WWNYTV.com
The General Brown boys' lacrosse team improved to 15-2 Tuesday night by beating Tully 18-8 in the Section 3 quarterfinals.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UAlbany’s JD Colarusso has been selected as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Most Outstanding Goalie for the 2018 season as the organization’s major awards and All-Americans were announced. Colarusso is one of six Great Danes to be selected as USILA All-Americans, the most amount of Great Danes to earn such distinction in a season.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell sophomore Jeff Teat has been named a first-team USILA All-American, as one of four Big Red men's lacrosse players honored when the teams were announced this morning. Senior goalie Christian Knight was named to the second-team, while classmates Jake Pulver (F-M) and Jordan Dowiak were named third-team and honorable mention, respectively.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Victor lacrosse teammates Chayse Ierlan and Tanner Hay have been called two of the best high school players in the country by a group that includes Inside Lacrosse and the Under Armour sports gear company.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
PROVIDENCE R.I. – After a successful year for The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team, Steven Gurin and Michael Caternolo (Churchville-Chili) were selected to play in the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) North-South Senior All-Star game.

from Army West Point Athletics
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Senior co-captain Conor Glancy of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team was selected to the Division I-II USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star team. He and the others selected will play at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday, May 25. The game time for the Division I-II game is 7:30 p.m. Admission is Free.

from USILA.org
JD Colarusso, Albany, and Ben Reeves, Yale, win major awards.

Wednesday May 23, 2018 8:00PM
from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse legend Ryan Powell is set to become the 28th member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame this fall, when the Orange's second-leading scorer all-time takes his rightful place amongst the greatest players in the sport's history.

Powell, the second of three brothers who dominated the sport for a decade at Syracuse, joins older brother Casey in the Hall of Fame and his first head coach at 'Cuse – Roy Simmons Jr. – among other Orange legends to be enshrined.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
FOXBORO, Mass. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has earned its first trip to Championship Weekend and will rematch against 3-seed Yale on Saturday, May 26th at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the NCAA semifinal round.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Eric Soderquist (Watertown) has been selected to play in the 77th Annual Nike/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Senior All-Star Game. The contest will take place this Friday at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Province College (R.I.) at 5:30 p.m.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
University at Albany freshman attack Tehoka Nanticoke entered this season as the No. 1 incoming recruit in the country. He has a chance to end it playing on the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse champion when this Memorial Day weekend is over.

What sounds like a remarkable first season is exactly what Nanticoke’s older brother Chancey Hill told him to expect when they were growing up on the Six Nations reservation.

from Syracuse Athletics
Orange seniors Seth DeLisle and Brendan Bomberry will represent the Orange one more time, taking part in the Nike/USILA Senior All-Star game this weekend.

Bomberry and DeLisle will both suit up for the North in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday at 7 p.m. The game, which was started in 1940 and has played every year but 1944 and 1945, features two games: one of representatives from Division I and II and another of Division III, with each game split of the North vs. South.

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from BLaxFive.net
On a goal in the third quarter Newark senior attackman Parker Casselman had an assist to Taylor Clements. On this play Casselman set the school record for career assists and Clements set the career record for goals. Clements also set the record for goals in a season and tied the school record for goals in a game with Casselman with eight.

from Syracuse.com
There were no surprises during the Section III girls lacrosse playoff games on Tuesday. Here is a recap:

from Syracuse.com
While most of Tuesday's baseball and softball sectional playoff action was postponed due to weather, there was still plenty of other other postseason play going on. Here are the highlights from May 22.

from The Utica Observer Dispatch
Whitesboro’s Warriors got off to a shaky start in Tuesday night’s Section III girls lacrosse game. That didn’t stop the Warriors from rolling to a 19-12 victory over Watertown in a Class C quarterfinal playoff game at Whitesboro High School’s Ed Wadas Athletic Complex.

from LocalSyr.com
Scroll down for four boys and two girls games highlights.

from The Daily Gazette
BURNT HILLS -- While an investigation continues surrounding embattled Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake varsity girls' lacrosse coach Jake McHerron, the Spartans played on.

McHerron, who was in his 10th season leading the team, was placed on administrative leave Thursday. With Burnt Hills athletic director Joe Scalise in the role of acting head coach, the team beat Scotia-Glenville 15-4 Tuesday in a Section II Class C semifinal game under a gray sky at Centennial Field.

from Spectrum Sports
Ithaca boys lacrosse team defeated Elmira Tuesday, 17-6. Bryce Mitchell and Matteas Derraugh both scored four goals for the Little Red. Ithaca will play Corning in the Class A final, Thursday at 7:30 pm at Alumni Stadium. (Video 0:59)

from Spectrum Sports
Chenango Forks beat Elmira Notre Dame 26-1 in the Class D semifinal. Kevin Matson netted a game high six goals, while Sean Wiser and Jake Topa scored five goals each. The top-seeded Blue Devils will face Whitney Point in the final on Thursday. (Video 0:41)

from Spectrum Sports
Whitney Point boys lacrosse defeated Chenango Valley 16-6 on Tuesday. Dylan Dunham was a big part of Whitney Point's offense, as the Senior scored five goals on the afternoon. Also having a major impact was Andy Davis who scored four goals and dished out four assists. Whitney Point will play Chenango Forks in the Section IV Class D final on Thursday at Chenango Forks High School at 7:30 pm. (Video 0:39)

from the Times Union
University at Albany lacrosse midfielder Sean Eccles (Corcoran) said he was yelled at by any number of coaches over the years who tried to change his underhanded shot. He developed it playing hockey as a youngster in Syracuse because he was used to having his hands low.

“Everyone used to tell me to stop shooting like that,’’ Eccles said. “Just the underhand, I would miss the net a lot but I kind of just didn’t listen to them. It’s just a matter of working on it. If you’re going to do something the way people don’t want you to do it, you have to do it well.”

from Jacksonville Athletics
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval Mission continues. Jacksonville University head men's lacrosse coach John Galloway has signed a five-year contract to remain with the Dolphins through the 2023 season, as announced Monday afternoon by Jacksonville Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert.

"My dream when I started coaching was to work at a university that was committed to the growth of lacrosse and would support my vision of building a program that was focused on the student-athlete experience rather than just wins and losses. Jacksonville University gave our staff that opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue our mission here in Duval for many years to come," stated Galloway.

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Early April in Syracuse. Technically it’s spring, but spring itself can be a technicality in this area of Upstate New York this time of year. Flurries fall, then sun cuts through the clouds, then more flurries. West Genesee coach Mike Messere is waiting on a turf field located just behind the high school, preparing to have his picture taken.

from Inside Lacrosse
Baltimore, Md. — Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the North and South rosters for the 13th-annual Under Armour All-America Boys Lacrosse Game. The game will be played on June 30 at Johns Hopkins University’s historic Homewood Field. The girls’ game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys’ game at 8:00 p.m. Two Upstaters on each team.

from MPNnow.com
They share a house, they share a dinner table and they even share parents. And on Wednesday night, Brian and Matt Vierhile will share a lacrosse field. When the No. 6 Canandaigua Academy boys lacrosse team defeated No. 11 Gates Chili on Monday in the first round of the Section V Class B Tournament, it moved the Braves into the quarterfinal round. And on CA’s side of the bracket, No. 3 McQuaid waited through its first-round bye to get the winner of Monday’s game in Canandaigua.

from the Baltimore Sun
After a year as an assistant coach at McDonogh, Taylor Cummings has been named the Eagles’ girls lacrosse head coach. Cummings, who played at McDonogh and went on to win three Tewaaraton Awards at Maryland, said in January that she jumped at the chance to be an Eagles assistant this past season.

from the Daily Gazette
Here are 10 numbers to know about the teams and players involved in this year’s men’s lacrosse championship weekend.

from the Chronicle-Express
The 15th annual Lax by the Lake drew the usual enthusiastic crowd of lacrosse athletes and supporters to Keuka College’s Jephson Athletic Complex when 59 teams of young lacrosse players come to the area May 19 and 20.

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
Times have certainly changed since we begam back in 2004. It was difficult to find ANY lacrosse news from professional media at all. Now, anyone can share scores and photos (and more) instantly right from the field. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information you want about your favorite high school teams, so we're starting a beta test of a Channels page. On it you'll find quick links to many of the Upstate High School teams that seem to take the most advantage of today's technologies. Right now it's limited to Twitter feeds, and it's mostly Boy's teams. We'll be working over the summer to expand this, but we wanted to get what we have now up for the Sectionals and State tournaments. You may already follow many of these teams on Twitter, or you may not have a Twitter account yourself. Now you can follow your favortite team right here. Simply go to Channels and choose your team.

from The Indy Star
INDIANAPOLIS – The night he died, the air was heavy. Vinny Romano remembers that. He remembers most of the day, up to the point his heart stopped on the football field at Roncalli, his wife and daughter and mother in the bleachers, watching in shock that turns to horror, and his son standing a few feet away.

This happened a few weeks back at a Roncalli lacrosse game, against Center Grove. Vinny Romano, 47, is an assistant coach for the Rebels. His son Vincent is the leading scorer on the team, one of the leading scorers in Roncalli history.

from The Post Star
Thirteen photos from Monday night's game.

from WWNYTV.com
Salmon River 18, Massena 4. OFA 6, Saranac Lake 2. Highlights begin at 1:38.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Fairport Red Raiders are the No. 1 seed for the Section V Class A high school lacrosse tournament for the first time in four seasons. Mike Torrelli, the team's coach, was able to celebrate his 200th varsity win not only with the Red Raiders coaching staff he appreciates, but with Rob Ruller, a former student of his who reached the same milestone at Webster Thomas.

from Spectrum Sports
SPEC NEWS VID: The Le Moyne women's lacrosse team returned from Tampa Monday night with the first D-II lacrosse championship in program history. (Video 1:28)

from the Albany Times Union
These were words every single member of the Saratoga girls' lacrosse team hoped coach Elaine Anton Lotruglio would utter Monday night. "We've got another practice," Anton Lotruglio said. "And another game." (22 photos)

from BinghamtonHomePage.com
"He's the most dynamic, probably, player we have. His just sheer speed, his lacrosse speed. I mean, he's the fastest kid on the field. He has the ability to take the game over when he wants to. When he's on, there's not too many people that can stop him," said Coach Chris Dutkowski.

from BLaxFive.net
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: As it happens in the out bracket round, upsets make for excitement and the 2018 edition saw three out of five games won by the lower seeded team.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — Applications to try out for the 2019 U.S. Indoor team are now open. The team, led by head coach Regy Thorpe, will represent the United States in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, Canada from Sept. 19-28, 2019.

Applications are due no later than July 2, 2018 and will be evaluated by a Player Identification Committee that includes Thorpe. Thorpe was named the head coach of the team in February 2017 and has already coached the U.S. in two events — the Heritage Cup last October and a Blue-White exhibition during the US Lacrosse Convention in January.

from Syracuse.com
To Messere, records "are just a mark out there. I was here long enough. It's longevity." The coach undersells the commitment to excellence, the work ethic and the tenacity those records represent.

"To be successful, you make sacrifices in your life. You have to give up things," Messere told Syracuse.com in a revealing conversation about leadership.

Monday May 21, 2018 8:20PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
With a team-high five points, scoring three goals on three shots while adding three ground balls and one caused turnover, senior midfielder Kyle McClancy leads Albany past Denver 15-13 for its first-ever trip to championship weekend. For his performance, he earns Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week honors.

from the Daily Gazette
ALBANY — On a sunny and warm afternoon, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team filled Tom & Mary Casey Stadium with its usual soundtrack.

That means there was loud rock music playing from the stadium’s sound system, but also lots of shouts and laughter as the Great Danes began Monday the final week of a 2018 season that is already the best in program history.

from the Daily Gazette
ALBANY — After the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program clinched its first-ever trip to the sport’s championship weekend, freshman Tehoka Nanticoke wore his customary wide smile as he started to answer a question in Saturday’s post-game press conference.

The typically easygoing Nanticoke — who scored three goals in UAlbany’s 15-13 win against Denver in Hempstead — became emotional, though, as he spoke about his source of motivation for the day’s game.

from Syracuse.com
Of the thousands of high school boys lacrosse players to suit up and try their hand as net-minder over the years, just two from Section III have ever recorded 1,000 saves. Last Thursday against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, in his final game for the Clinton varsity program, senior Devin Lee became the second member of the illustrious club, wrapping up a historic four-year journey with the Warriors with 1,016 career stops.

from the Baltimore Sun
As ESPN’s sideline reporter during the NCAA Division I tournament quarterfinals this past weekend, Paul Carcaterra braved chilly temperatures and downpours at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y., on Saturday. He then endured humidity and an unforgiving sun at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. But the former Syracuse midfielder caught all the action, and he will fill that role again during the semifinals and final on Memorial Day weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The girls from Pittsford are ranked fourth in the country, unbeaten in 29 straight games and take a 16-0 record into the postseason as they begin defense of their Class A state lacrosse championship.

The last time they lost a Section V Tournament game — the 2013 title game to Penfield — their senior class wasn’t even in high school. You’d think all of that makes Pittsford a heavy favorite to capture a fifth straight sectional title.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
When a high school lacrosse team has the amount of talent, experience and the track record that Victor does, it makes sense that the Section V Class B tournament revolves around the Blue Devils.

There are at least 13 players on the Victor roster committed to play on NCAA Division I college teams. The Blue Devils (15-1) have faced other nationally ranked teams and won three state championships the last three seasons.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Let’s just have Championship Weekend here in Central New York.

Seriously – what’s going on at Schoellkopf Field this weekend? Which stadium can hold more people, Boswell Field or Andy Kerr Stadium? What about Ford Field/Casey Stadium/Fallon Field? Or Michie Stadium? Or, dare I even mention it – the Carrier Dome? After all, this year – maybe more than most others – this year, lacrosse championships all run through CNY.

from The Corning Leader
Local talent was on display this lacrosse season as reflected in the 2018 Section IV lacrosse all-stars and awards announced recently.

from Syracuse.com
Well, that didn't last long. The demise of Fayetteville-Manlius, which lost three straight a few weeks ago, is officially over. The Hornets won three straight down the stretch, including road victories over Cicero-North Syracuse, Auburn and then-No. 1 West Genesee, to climb back into the top spot in our weekly poll.

from Syracuse.com
Let the playoffs begin! Section III seedings were made Thursday, and several first-round games were played on Saturday.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Le Moyne College women's lacrosse coach Kathy Taylor didn't have to squint hard to see title potential in her team when it started practice this season.

from Inside Lacrosse
The best quarterfinal game and best atmosphere was Albany’s 15-13 victory over Denver on Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y. It clinched Albany’s first trip to Championship Weekend. There will be excitement on the menu: Albany’s fans filled two sections of Shuart Stadium despite the rain and chilly temperatures. The mind boggles at what might greet the teams on Saturday, given Albany’s campus is less than three hours from Gillette Stadium and the early weather forecast is warm but dry.

Sunday May 20, 2018 6:15PM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Tampa, Fla. – Junior attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) recorded seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to the program's first national championship with a 16-11 victory over third-ranked Florida Southern College on Sunday afternoon at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex on the campus of the University of Tampa.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – Despite a furious nine-goal fourth quarter comeback, the No. 1 RIT (21-1) men's lacrosse team had its season ended with a 19-18 defeat to No. 5 Wesleyan University (18-3) in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Semifinal Sunday afternoon on the campus of RIT. Wesleyan advances to the NCAA Championship game and will face the winner between No. 3 Gettysburg and No. 7 Salisbury at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

from Cornell Athletics
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Defending national champion Maryland pulled away in the second half and advanced to its fifth consecutive championship weekend with a 13-8 win over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals.

from Lax 3.0
Mike Fiorentino takes the lead in goals, assists and points (116).

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from Cornell Athletics
THE MATCHUP: No. 8 Cornell is set to battle No. 1 Maryland in the quarterfinals of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament with a berth to championship weekend on the line when the team's meet at noon on Sunday, May 20 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

from Yale Athletics
Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) had 3 goals and 6 points, John Daniggelis scored twice and Jackson Morrill added 3 assists while Jack Starr turned aside 9 shots to earn the victory in net.

"It's surreal at this point," said Yale Head Coach Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne) when asked how it felt to be victorious today. "We are excited to play another week. We are excited to see what next week brings."

from US Lacrosse Magazine
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Albany had never won an NCAA tournament quarterfinal entering this year. Believing it would happen eventually — and Saturday, in particular — was never a problem for the Great Danes.

from Syracuse.com
The No. 10 Red Devils recorded their first-ever sectional win in the overtime contest when Alex Oliver scored his third goal of the game early in the extra session. This is the fifth one-goal game that V-V-S (10-6) has been involved in this year. It's also the first-time ever that the program as recorded ten wins.

from MPNnow.com
As the No. 1 seed in the Section V Class B Tournament, along with the history established by the Blue Devils and a 15-1 record, it’s difficult to argue against it. And if they do accomplish the feat at the state level, they’ll join West Genesee as the only teams in the state to win four straight championships.

from Eagle News Online
A wild, uneven season for the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team would, at least, lead to an appearance in the Section III Class D playoffs, but it proved a brief one. Saturday’s opening-round game against Clinton mirrored the season, to some degree, with the no. 8 seed Lakers fighting hard to make up ground, but unable to overcome a brutal start in an 11-9 defeat to the no. 9 seed Warriors.

from the Watertown Daily Times
PHILADELPHIA — Kadden Brown and his Indian River teammates made sure that Saturday was a historic day. Brown scored four goals and goalie Nate Smith made six saves as the eighth-seeded Warriors edged the ninth-seeded South Jefferson Spartans, 6-5, to win a Section 3 Class C first-round playoff game in rainy and windy conditions.

from LaxAllStars.com

from Capital District Lax
Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your game this summer by participating in the inaugural season of the Capital District College Box Lacrosse League.

Saturday May 19, 2018 8:15PM
from the Daily Gazette
HEMPSTEAD — There were so many chances to fade, so many opportunities to crash. The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team never succumbed to any of them.

Instead, the Great Danes punched their program’s first ticket to the sport’s championship weekend with a thrilling 15-13 win Saturday against Denver in a star-studded matchup.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Four Great Danes earned three goals each. Kyle McClancy had three goals and two assists to lead UAlbany in scoring. Jakob Patterson and Sean Eccles each finished three goals and an assist, while Tehoka Nanticoke notched three goals and Justin Reh got two goals and two assists. JD Colarusso picked up his 16th victory with seven saves in 60 minutes in the net.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Bryanna Fazio has changed the scoreboard many times for the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team this season, but at those moments her work is just getting started.

from the Oneida Daily Dispatch
Chittenango, N.Y. >> It’s been a season of firsts for the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys lacrosse team. Still a fledgling program, the Red Devils won their first Tri-Valley League title and closed the regular season with double-digit wins. Saturday, playing in a constant, soggy drizzle, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill added another first: a Section III playoff win.

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from the Daily Gazette
ALBANY — How did the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team end practice Friday, just a day before taking on Denver in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals? With a conditioning drill — music blasting, as usual — that, in part, involved players jumping over teammates laying on the ground. So, yeah, UAlbany is feeling pretty loose as it heads into the biggest game of its season to date.

Preview from SUNY Albany Athletics

from MPNnow.com
The Braves and Red Raiders are defending champs in their Section V classes with the 2018 postseason getting underway.

from The Adirondack Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE — When the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team won its last game on Tuesday over Potsdam, head coach Dermott Morgan told his players after the match that their next opponent, Salmon River, might not want to be taking on the Red Storm on their senior day. On Friday at Schroeter’s Field, Saranac Lake honored its seniors, and they came through big-time in a monumental 6-4 victory over the Shamrocks.

from BLaxFive.net
Friday: DAY IN REVIEW: The regular season ended today with five games played and most of them had an impact of the tournament seeding.

from GLaxFive.net
There are three Out Bracket Games in Section Five this season. Class B has all three games. Due to scheduling conflicts this weekend, each game will be played on a different night. Friday night Thomas (6) hosts Gates-Chili (11). Saturday night Irondequoit (8) hosts Brockport (9). Sunday night Schroeder (7) hosts Churchville-Chili (10).

from the Daily Gazette
Tara Mitchell, the District Communications Coordin­ator, said an assistant coach was also put on leave.

“The BH-BL Girls Varsity Lacrosse coach and assistant coach have been placed on leave while a thorough, fair, and thoughtful investigation is conducted,” Mitchell said in an email to The Daily Gazette. “This is not a criminal investigation. We are looking closely at complaints reported to the district.”
from Le Moyne Athletics
Tampa, Fla. – Sophomore midfielder Nicole Delany (West Genesee) registered a career-high eight points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a berth in the NCAA National Championship game with an 18-1 win over Regis University in the NCAA semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Last weekend, LeMoyne got past nemesis Adelphi. Today, the Dolphins got past the NCAA semifinal hurdle with a dominating 18-1 win over Regis (Colo.) University to advance to Sunday's NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship.

from the Baltimore Sun
Some friends and relatives of Scott and Kyle Marr would not like to see them compete against each other in the NCAA men’s lacrosse national championship game, but they wouldn’t want it any other way.

from the Daily Gazette
Pairings and seeds for the 23-team Section II boys' lacrosse tournament were released Friday. Competition began Friday with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake defeating La Salle 16-10 in a Class B quarterfinal, while the Class A quarters are Saturday. Class C and D quarters are Monday.

Bracket links here

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Running up the Westcott Reservoir on Syracuse's west side was never easy but was considered a badge of honor for West Genesee lacrosse players. It is among the stories you will hear former Wildcats William Krist, Charlie Lockwood, Eric Burns and Dylan Donahue tell in the video above about retiring West Genesee lacrosse coach Mike Messere.

from Lax.com
In a meeting between the countries two most successful and dominate junior colleges for lacrosse, the Nassau Community College men's lacrosse team traveled to Syracuse, NY for a showdown with the defending national champion, Onondaga.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits will enter three youth lacrosse teams into two summer tournaments:

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from the Democrat & Chronicle
He gave more than half his life to the small school south of Rochester, as a physical education teacher for 29 years and coach for 31 in basketball, baseball, softball and soccer. But the loyalty wasn’t reciprocated.

from Syracuse.com
The top two seeds in Class A, B and C for the upcoming Section III boys lacrosse tournament, determined Thursday night, all were finalists in last years sectional playoffs. That means if the chalk holds, the championship games in those divisions would all be rematches of last year's finals.

from BLaxFive,net
Thursday: DAY IN REVIEW: With only five games left in the regular season eight games were played today. Canandaigua (9-7) had eight players on the offensive book as they defeated Pal-Mac (10-6).

from BLaxFive.net
The final seeding information is now available. The top seeds went to Pittsford (Class A), Brighton (Class B), HFL (Class C) and Waterloo (Class D). The Brackets have been released and will be updated as games are played.

from the Daily Gazette
Shenendehowa won a Section II Girls’ Lacrosse Tournament Class A quarterfinal Thursday vs. Shaker 18-10 behind five goals from Jenna Graf. McKenzie Ballard, Julia Shanahan and Kara Gray each added three goals and one assist.

Bethlehem defeated Colonie 18-2. Caroline Wise and Tessa Hughes scored four goals apiece, while Wise added two assists.

from the Buffalo News
Section 6 Boys pairings for the 2018 sectional tournament.

from the Watertown Daily Times
When Kirk A. Ventiquattro announced last week that he was stepping down as head coach of the Carthage High School boys lacrosse team, district officials knew they’d have a real task on their hands finding a successor.

from the Watertown Daily times
On the strength of winning another Frontier League title as well as facing a challenging nonleague schedule, both the General Brown boys lacrosse team and the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team are seeded No. 1 in their respective Class D tournaments for the Section 3 playoffs.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V girls lacrosse action, Hilton hosted Pittsford [currently ranked fourth nationally] on top of Irondequoit welcoming in Webster Thomas. On the boys lacrosse side of things, Webster Thomas hosted Pittsford.

from LaxAllStars.com
Whether Coach Marr knows it or not he had a major impact on my lacrosse career when I was a camper at Maryland Lacrosse camp. During out talk we had the opportunity to talk about his entire coaching career, how empathy and compassion play an important role for him, and who transformed for him, what it meant to be a head coach.


Thursday May 17, 2018 7:35PM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — Four one-hundredths of a point made a potentially large difference in the playoff paths of Class A favorites at today's Section III girls lacrosse seeding meeting. West Genesee (12-4) edged Christian Brothers Academy (13-3) for the No. 1 seed by virtue of the Wildcats' slightly higher power rating on the Laxpower.com website.

Section 3 Girls Playoff Brackets

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — The Section III boys lacrosse playoff seedings were announced on Thursday evening. West Genesee is the No. 1 seed in Class A with East Syracuse Minoa (Class B), Homer (Class C) and General Brown claiming the other top seeds. First-round games begin Saturday with quarterfinals scheduled for Tuesday, the semifinals scheduled for May 24-25 and the sectional finals on May 30.

Section 3 Boys Playoff Brackets

from MaxPreps.com
Finals Wed. May 30 Williamsville North complexe - D & A 3:30pm & B-5:30pm & C:7:30pm

from SUNY Albany Athletics
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is looking for its first-ever trip to Championship Weekend, taking on Denver in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round on Saturday, May 19th at 2:30 p.m. The game will be played at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Hall of Famer Paul Wehrum, who was a Cortland state All-American tells the story behind a 1972 button that read, Revenge the Screw in 72. In the second half of the show, Cortland State alum and Hall of Famer Mike Waldvogel talks about his tenure as an assistant coach at Cornell University under Hall of Famer Richie Moran and his reflections on Cornell great and Hall of Famer Eamon McEneaney.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Le Moyne College women's lacrosse coach Kathy Taylor cries easily. So she was no match for what Sarah Kellner had planned last fall.

from Eagle News Online
Late last week, each of the area’s high school girls lacrosse teams would learn where and when they would start the Section III playoffs. And no one is in a better position than Fayetteville-Manlius, an overwhelming favorite in Class B sitting at no. 4 in the state rankings and fresh off an impressive regular-season finale at West Genesee Tuesday where it rolled past the Wildcats 11-6.

from Syracuse.com
The legacy of West Genesee coach Mike Messere will live on along lacrosse sidelines for years to come. The Wildcats fixture is retiring this season after guiding the team since 1976. He has turned out dozens of all-Americans in his tenure, but his influence stretches far beyond that. Many of his former players are now coaches on college sidelines. Here's a look at some of them.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It took Cornell senior goalie Christian Knight five years to taste his first NCAA tournament victory, and the unseeded Big Red had to overcome a tough — and highly controversial — trip to the Carrier Dome to reach the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.

from US Lacrosse
Go Under The Helmet with Team USA longstick midfielder Joel White in this video series presented by Cascade.

White was a three-time All-American and two-time Tewaaraton at Syracuse who has gone on to star at the professional level. He was the Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and last year helped Georgia win the National Lacrosse League title.

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from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — Denver senior Trevor Baptiste is widely considered the greatest FOGO ever. University at Albany sophomore TD Ierlan is producing the position’s greatest season ever. So who wins when they, literally, face off?

from the Albany Times Union
Scott Marr second-guessed himself for going to Baltimore to watch his son play when Kyle Marr and Johns Hopkins fell behind Georgetown by five goals in their NCAA lacrosse tournament first-round match on Sunday.

“I thought I was a jinx for the longest time because usually when I go down, he doesn’t play well,” Scott Marr said. “I’m like, ‘Why did I come? I could have watched it on TV.’”

from Letter to the Editor, The Washington Times
Is it really true that “Marylanders think of their state as the spiritual homeland of lacrosse”? (“The Mohawks who made Maryland’s lacrosse sticks,” Web, May 13). While I certainly would not wish to take away from the fine tradition of high-level lacrosse played in Maryland since around the turn of the 20th century, anyone who thinks the state is the “spiritual homeland” of the game really knows absolutely nothing about lacrosse.

from the Watertown Daily Times
WATERTOWN — Julia Lavarnway scored three goals to go along with two assists, to lead the Watertown girls lacrosse team to an 11-9 triumph over Carthage in a Frontier League game on Wednesday.

from CNYHomePage.com
RFA girls lacrosse had a chance to win their first ever TVL title outright. Instead, their late comeback attempt fell just short in a 13-12 loss to Clinton. Once that game ended, Whitesboro stormed past VVS 19-1 creating a 3-way tie for the league crown which will be shared by RFA, Clinton and Whitesboro.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT (21-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals with a 12-7 win over No. 2 York College (19-3) in the quarterfinals Wednesday evening from RIT's Turf Field. RIT tied a team record for wins in a season and will play Wesleyan University on Sunday, May 20 on the campus of RIT in the semifinals at a time to be determined.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Friday's national semifinal game will be broadcast on www.NCAA.com. A direct link to the broadcast will be available on this page as well as the Women's Lacrosse Schedule webpage.

from OCC Athletics
The country's most dominant junior college lacrosse program won its second consecutive national championship on Sunday by knocking off the country's most successful program. Onondaga Community College capped an undefeated season and ran its two-year winning streak to 30 games with an 11-9 win over Nassau Community College at Lazer Stadium. The victory gave OCC back-to-back national titles and 11 championships over the past 13 seasons. The Lazers' total of 11 national titles is second in National Junior College Athletic Association lacrosse history to Nassau's 21.

from BLaxFive.net
Wednesday: DAY IN REVIEW: With three games on the last Wednesday, Brighton (8-7) beat HF-L (11-5) in a Monroe County Cross-Over game at Brighton. Brady McDermott scored 6g-1a and Owen Ronchetti added 3g for the Barons while goalie Caleb Green made 13 saves (59%).

from GLaxFive.net
On the second to last day of the regular season, four of the eight games played went into overtime.

from The Daily Gazette
Competition begins Thursday with a pair of Class A quarterfinals, and continues Friday with six more quarterfinals in Class C and Class D. The Class D bracket was added to the tournament last year.

All four championship games will once again be held at Mohonasen High School next Wednesday and Thursday, and those winners advance to state regional play.

from LaxAllStars.com
The New York State Regional Championships will be running for the first time ever this Summer, and while a lot of people have reasonable doubts about a new event, this one isn’t exactly “new”. Sure, the guys running it are different, the set up is different, and it’s not exactly the old Empire Games, but it’s the same format, and this event has the potential to be a great one.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:20PM
from Cornell Athletics
THE MATCHUP: No. 8 Cornell is set to battle No. 1 Maryland in the quarterfinals of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament with a berth to championship weekend on the line when the team's meet at noon on Sunday, May 20 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Three days after this season of enormous expectations had taken its first wrong turn — after Albany had brought its bruised but unbeaten top-ranked team to UMBC on April 6 and limped out of Baltimore tasting a stunning 11-7 loss to the 3-7 Retrievers — the Great Danes wondered how the next week would begin. What type of penance would Scott Marr, Albany’s 18th-year head coach, administer as they entered a much-needed bye week?

from Inside Lacrosse
In an expansive story last May about the Albany lacrosse program’s rise, associate head coach Liam Gleason talked about recruiting “Albany guys.” It’s one of those you-know-it-when-you-see-it things. Who are the guys who fit a team culture that’s a bit left-of-center, who eschew tradition to carve a unique path?

Senior longstick midfielder Troy Reh might just be the ultimate “Albany guy.” He certainly fits the Danes’ trademark on the field — a player capable of pushing the pace that Albany wants to play. But it’s much more.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. --Lacrosse had its big bang moment on May 28, 1988.

That's when Syracuse University's Gary Gait took off from behind the net with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter of an NCAA Final Four game against the University of Pennsylvania and scored.

from LaxAllStars.com
This week’s episode is with Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) of the Atlanta Blaze. Kevin is a former Syracuse Lacrosse player who is now in his fourth MLL season. I get Kevin to share how he was able to go from a small high school as a player who did not specialize in lacrosse into working his way onto the field as a starting attack. As a senior, he earned his way to winning the award for the nation’s top attackman, the same year Lyle Thompson won the Tewaaraton as an attackman in Albany.

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from BLaxFive.net
Tuesday: DAY IN REVIEW: With a 13-9 win over Aquinas, McQuaid Jesuit (12-3) won the GRALL Championship tonight. Aquinas took an early lead, but the Knights came back to a 3-3 tie by then end of the first quarter and then never lost the lead.

from BLaxFive.net
After the regular season, there are several championship opportunities for teams that qualify. First up are the Section Five Tournaments for four classes (A-B-C-D).

from GLaxFive.net
There were three more games played tonight with Hilton over Eastridge 11-6 being the closest matchup. The remaining scores were Newark-Midlakes over Gates Chili 12-2 and Marcus Whitman over Livonia 17-4.

from BLaxFive.net
Below are the point totals as of May 15th, 2018 at 11:00 PM. Please note that the seeding is subject to change until the final game of the season has been played. It is important to note that the Points for Win/Loss can change and will change as games are played.

from the Watertown Daily Times
DEXTER — Often times many of the most unheralded contributions to lacrosse success are anchored in team defense. After trailing by as many as four goals in the first half, the General Brown boys lacrosse team rallied to post an 11-6 victory over Carthage on Tuesday night to win the Frontier League championship. (10 photos)

from the Watertown Daily Times
FORT COVINGTON — The Salmon River boys lacrosse team dominated the first quarter and went on to produce an 18-6 victory over Massena in a Northern Athletic Conference game Tuesday.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V boys lacrosse action, Irondequoit hosted Victor on top of Churchville-Chili welcoming in Webster Schroeder.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
NORTHEAST: Kevin Sheehan, West Genesee (N.Y.) The senior attackman scored late in regulation to lift West Genesee to a 9-8 win over Fayetteville-Manlius in the last home game for legendary coach Mike Messere.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V boys lacrosse action, Aquinas Institute hosted McQuaid Jesuit on top of Greece Storm welcoming in Newark.

from US Lacrosse
One of the hardest things about coaching is getting started. Everything seems new and you’re not sure where to turn. We surveyed several of the coaches on the US Lacrosse staff and asked them, “What’s the one thing you know now that you wished you knew when you started coaching?” Our group has experience coaching at the youth, club, high school and collegiate levels, and they offered some great advice for new and old coaches alike.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:45PM
from the Times Union
Scott Marr babysat Bill Tierney’s kids 30 years ago, long before Marr built the University at Albany into a national lacrosse power and Tierney became a Hall of Fame coaching icon. Marr was just a young Johns Hopkins player then and Tierney was a Blue Jays assistant who had recruited him there.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Torrelli was also Ruller's counselor at a Hobart lacrosse camp. "He has been a mentor to me and really a big part of me developing a love for lacrosse," Ruller said. "I owe a lot to him."

from the Daily Gazette
Saratoga girls lacrosse beats Shaker 18-8 during a rainy afternoon at SSHS on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (13 photos)

from NYS Sportswriters
Class A, West Genesee #6; Class B, Fayetteville-Manlius #4; Class C, Homer #5; Class D, General Brown #2.

from NYS Sportswriters
Class A, Pittsford #2; Class B, Victor #1; Class C, Jamesville-DeWitt #5; Class D, South Jefferson #1.

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from Siena Athletics
LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena College has announced a change in the leadership of its men’s lacrosse program. The Saints have parted ways with John Svec following seven seasons as the program’s head coach.

from Webster Thomas Lacrosse
The Webster Lacrosse Club would like to extend a warm and a well-deserved recognition to Rob Ruller, for his 200th career win as the head coach of the Webster Thomas Varsity lacrosse program. The job of a high school lacrosse coach is not known for its longevity. Coach Ruller has coached the Thomas Titans lacrosse program since 2003.

from the Chroncle-Express
The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s lacrosse team scored an exciting 5-4 victory over St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute from the Buffalo area Saturday, May 12.

from The Daily Gazette
UAlbany’s 18-9 win Saturday against Richmond was played in front of an announced crowd of 4,800, a figure no other NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament game matched over the weekend.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Kyle Marr (Shenendehowa), a junior attackman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team, scored five — count ’em, five — fourth-quarter goals in succession to lead the Blue Jays back from a five-goal deficit against Georgetown in an NCAA tournament first-round game Sunday.

from LocalSyr.com
DEWITT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Their records are equal, but they compete in different divisions. The Cazenovia Lakers (6-2 in league, 8-7 overall) head to Christian Brothers Academy to take on the Brothers (6-2 league, 8-7 overall) in the latest High School Game of the Week, Tuesday night. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with coverage beginning on LocalSYR.com at 6:55 p.m.

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from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League has released NLL Finals dates after the conclusion of the East and West Division Finals. The NLL Finals will feature the Saskatchewan Rush and the Rochester Knighthawks in a best-of-three series.

from BLaxFive.net
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: Fairport scored first and never trailed in a game they could be replayed in the next two weeks. This time the Red Raiders led 3-1 after the first quarter and ended up with an 8-3 win at home.

from GLaxFive.net
May 14, 2018 - There were 12 games played tonight to start off the last week of the regular season. The closest matchups were Wayne over Gananda 8-7, Mercy over Waterloo 8-7 and Irondequoit over Schroeder 11-10.

from LaxAllStars.com
Today on the show we have Tom Palasek. Tom is from Rocky Point High School where he holds the record for points and assists. He’s graduate from Syracuse University. He played at both Johns Hopkins and Syracuse. Today, he plays in the MLL for the Atlanta Blaze.

Monday May 14, 2018 8:05PM
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from Under Armour Lacrosse
Peter Fiorini, Baldwinsville; Chayse Ierlan, Victor; Grace Hulslander, CBA-Syracuse.

from Binghamton Lacrosse Camps
Our skills camp is an instruction based camp that focuses on the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse. Campers will be taught by the Division 1 Men's Lacrosse staff at Binghamton University as well as its Division 1 players. Campers will be placed according to ability, size, and/or skill level in order to provide the most competitive and enriching environment for each camper. Each day of camp will consist of individual and team instruction combined with scrimmage situations.

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — Along with several teammates in a campus dorm room, University at Albany men’s lacrosse sophomore TD Ierlan watched Sunday’s NCAA tournament game between Denver and Notre Dame to find out the Great Danes’ next opponent.

As it became clear Denver was going to win, Ierlan took his cell phone out of his pocket and placed it on the couch. Looking at teammates Pat Barrow, Davis Diamond and Doug Goldsmith, Ierlan told them to get ready.

from CollegeCrosse.com
Let’s start with a hot take, shall we? The people who decide the Tewaaraton usually get it right. For all the griping we do, will do in the future, and that I will do in this piece, they mostly do a good job. Yes, there have been some bad and bemusing calls. Steele Stanwick over Rob Pannell in 2011 was evidence of their bias towards players who have good postseasons. Max Seibald in 2009 was evidence of the power of narrative and leadership and grit and all that. Chris Rotelli in 2003 was just weird. But Matt Rambo, Dylan Molloy, Lyle Thompson, Lyle and Myles Thompson, Pannell in 2013, these were all good calls.

from Syracuse.com
As we close in on the 2018 sectional lacrosse playoffs (seeding meetings are Thursday) teams are still jostling one another at or near the top of the CNY Top 10 high school polls. West Genesee emerged from last week's play as the new No. 1 in the girls poll, while Homer retained its hold atop the boys poll.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Things have come full circle for the two most dominant NLL teams of the decade. The Knighthawks and the Rush have won the championship five times since Rochester edged Edmonton to begin a three-year reign in 2012. Edmonton won in 2015 and moved to Saskatchewan to win again in 2016. Now we have the first Knighthawks-Rush final since that epic 9-6 battle six years ago.

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from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange defense held one of the nation's top scorers off the board, and battled with Ivy League Champion Cornell until the clock hit zero, but it wasn't enough as 'Cuse lost its NCAA Tournament opener 10-9 to the Big Red.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Palmyra-Macedon’s bid to repeat at Section V Class D girls lacrosse champion took a hit last week when top scorer Andra Savage suffered a season-ending knee injury. The talented sophomore, who is already her school’s all-time leading scorer, tore her ACL during a loss to defending Class B champion Canandaigua.

from WWNYTV.com
After longtime Carthage boys' lacrosse Coach Kirk Ventiquattro announced last week he was stepping down after 30 years, the question now is: who will replace him?

11x National Champions . #alwaysfamily

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from LaxAllStars.com
The 2018 NJCAA Champs were crowned on Sunday up in Syracuse, NY and the Lazers from Onondaga Community College won their second title in a row, doing so 11-9, over Nassau Community College. This is OCC’s 11th overall men’s lacrosse championship, and all 11 titles have been won between 2006 and now. It’s been an impressive run for OCC over the last 13 years, to say the least!

12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
When John Sussingham suffered – and then survived – a “widow maker” heart attack last August at the Lake Placid Tournament, the SLV management gave me the green light the next day to work on an RTD article about the day’s events . . .

Well, here we are, about nine months later. It’s time to catch up with the principal players again, because, I think you’ll agree, the story only gets better and better…

from Inside Lacrosse
Austin Staats looked at the open goal, faked toward it, but didn’t take a shot. Instead the sophomore retreated into the back-left corner to run out the clock. Ahead 11-9 with 30 seconds left, Staats could have scored, but instead chose to leave the game as it was.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The country's most dominant junior college lacrosse program won its second consecutive national championship on Sunday by knocking off the country's most successful program.

Onondaga Community College capped an undefeated season and ran its two-year winning streak to 30 games with an 11-9 win over Nassau Community College at Lazer Stadium. (42 photos)

from Monroe CC Athletics
ROCHESTER - For the sixth consecutive season, Monroe Community College has reached the pinnacle of NJCAA women's lacrosse. Bolstered by a 9-0 run that spanned the two halves, the Lady Tribunes defeated Harford Community College 20-13 on a beautiful Mother's Day afternoon to capture the 2018 NJCAA championship.

from Cornell Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- All year, the Cornell men's lacrosse team's offense got all the accolades. Sunday, the defense played a primary role in making sure the No. 8 Big Red would advance to the NCAA quarterfinals after a 10-9 win over No. 11 Syracuse on Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome. The Big Red improved to 13-4 on the year, while the Orange's season ended with an 8-7 record.

from William Smith Athletics
EWING, N.J.—The No. 1 TCNJ women's lacrosse team built a 4-1 lead in the first half and defeated No. 16 William Smith College 8-2 in an NCAA tournament second round game played at Lions Stadium this afternoon.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team now knows their opponent in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round. The Great Danes will take on Denver on Saturday, May 19th at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University on Long Island.

from St. John Fisher Athletics
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The No. 18 St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team concluded its 2018 season on Sunday afternoon, as the Cardinals were defeated by No. 15 Wesleyan University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship by a score of 11-6. Fisher finishes its outstanding season with an overall record of 17-3, which ties the program record for wins in a single-season, while the Cardinals from Wesleyan improve to 12-6 overall on the season.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
AMHERST, MASS. – The nationally sixth-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team held 17th-ranked Cortland to two goals in the second half and earned a 10-7 victory in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs Sunday afternoon. The Red Dragons finished the season at 16-5, while the Mammoths improved to 16-2 and advanced to face Wesleyan in the third round.

from Army West Point Athletics
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Junior defenseman Johnny Surdick of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team earned Inside Lacrosse Media All-America honors, announced on Sunday night. Surdick, who garnered First Team All-Patriot League accolades, was voted to the second team for his junior campaign.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Jeff Teat leads a trio of Cornell players named Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans with a first-team selection, as was announced this evening during the Big Red's first round NCAA Tournament game at Syracuse. Christian Knight was also honored with a second-team selection, while Jake McCulloch was named honorable mention.

Sunday May 13, 2018 3:35PM

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from Lax3.0
New Hartford's Mike Fiorentino's 111 points is 23 more than the next best scorer, and pretty well balanced between goals and assists to boot.

And the Section 3 and NYS brackets are waiting to be filled by worthy teams. Dates and times are from the NYSPHSSA.

from Syracuse Athletics
One of the oldest rivalries in college lacrosse is renewed for the NCAA Tournament. - The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley calling the action. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while WAER will also bring the action.

#11 Syracuse vs. #8 Cornell
Game Details Sunday, May 13 | Carrier Dome | 7:15 p.m.
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from Athletics
THE MATCHUP: The third-most contested rivalry in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse takes to the biggest stage when the No. 8 Big Red travels to eighth-seeded Syracuse for the 106th meeting all-time between these two storied programs, happening in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, May 13.

from 13WHAM.com
Payton Lill led the way in the victory with two goals and three assists, while Madison Bell added a goal of her own. Also, Jorden Concordia came away with nine saves in the win.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team closed out its home season in style, dominating Richmond 18-9 to advance to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY -- The No. 1 RIT (20-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinal with a 17-9 win over No. 14 Stevens (18-3) Saturday evening under the lights at RIT Turf Field. The Tigers will face York College in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 16.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) scored five second-half goals to lead the second-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-11 come-from-behind victory over fourth-ranked and second-seeded Adelphi University in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.

from Monroe CC Athletics
ROCHESTER - The MCC women's lacrosse team raced to a 10-goal lead at the half and never looked back in a 23-8 victory over Anne Arundel Community College in the semifinals of the NJCAA national tournament Saturday afternoon.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Greensburg, Pa. – Jack Moran and John Hofseth each recorded four points to lead second-seeded Seton Hill University to a 14-10 victory over the third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team in the NCAA Championships quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Dick's Sporting Goods Field.

from NLL.com
Rochester, having established a 4-3 lead in the third quarter, managed to hold on and prevent Georgia from any last second heroics. The Swarm were eliminated at Infinite Energy Arena, and the Knighthawks advance to the NLL Finals with a 9-8 win.

from the Albany Times Union
University at Albany lacrosse player Troy Reh is interviewed by Times Union sports reporter Tim Wilkin at UAlbany on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Albany, N.Y.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office released its Women's Lacrosse All-Conference and major individual awards over the weekend, naming Morrisville State College's Gianna Branca (West Genesee) the 2018 Player of the Year, as voted by conference coaches.

Branca led the high powered offensive unit for the Mustangs in scoring on the season, netting 60 goals and 54 assists for 114 points in 17 starts at attack on the regular season.

from SUNY Canton Athletics
Allentown, PA – The SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team closed out a record-setting season at 11-6 overall with a 19-5 loss at No. 1 seed Muhlenberg College in a semifinal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The 11 wins are the most in the NCAA Division III era for the Roos.

from Inside Lacrosse
The lone consistency for Syracuse men’s lacrosse is the offense’s inconsistency. Whether it be from game-to-game or quarter-to-quarter, the Orange’s offense this season has struggled to string together solid performances.

from WWNYTV.com
A high noon showdown in Boys' Frontier League lacrosse action Saturday at Watertown High as the Cyclones hosted the Carthage Comets.

from John Moriello, New York State Sportswriters Association / PressConnects.com
"Uh-oh, what have I done?"

That thought registered in my mind Tuesday night as I walked to my car from the varsity field at West Genesee High School, where the Wildcats had just defeated Liverpool.

from the Watertown Daily Times
DEXTER — Bryce Johnson scored the game-winning goal with one minute and 35 seconds left in overtime to lift the General Brown boys lacrosse team to a 13-12 nonleague victory over Skaneateles on Saturday at Fisher Field.

from BLaxFive.net
With the end of the regular season less than a week away, thirteen games were played today. Among the close ones were Irondequoit over Spencerport, Thomas over Baldwinsville, Gates Chili over the Pride, Schroeder over Hilton and Penn Yan over St. Joseph.

from GLaxFive.net
For the first time since 2012, Webster Schroeder defeated Webster Thomas. The Titans are 16-3 against the Warriors since 2005. Senior Payton Lill finished with 2g-3a and scored the game winning goal in overtime to secure the 8-7 win for her team.

from Syracuse.com
Following Saturday's 15-9 road victory over Corning-Painted Post, Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse coach Doug Sedgwick said that his team starting to hit their stride. With now six consecutive victories under their belts and having won eight of their last nine, the defending Class A sectional-champion has officially put the rest of the league on alert.

Saturday May 12, 2018 7:15PM
from The Daily Orange
When Ryan Simmons walks to practice each day, the reminders are everywhere.

In Manley Field House, he passes the Roy D. Simmons Sr. Coaches Center, named after his great-grandfather. On his trip to the practice field in Ensley Athletic Center, he passes a statue of Roy Simmons Sr. and Roy Simmons Jr., his grandfather. When Ryan takes the field for the Orange, he wears the No. 16, just as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather did at one point.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
AMHERST, MASS. – The nationally 17th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team used a five-goal run in the second half to break open a tight game and defeated Plymouth St., 17-9, Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs at Amherst, Mass. The Red Dragons improved to 16-4 on the season and advanced to face sixth-ranked Amherst in the second round, Sunday at 1 p.m. The Panthers had their season end at 14-4.

from William Smith Athletics
EWING, N.J.—William Smith College senior Melissa Moore led the No. 16 Heron lacrosse team with eight points on seven goals and an assist in an 18-8 victory over Endicott at TCNJ's Lions Stadium this afternoon. With William Smith's eighth straight win, the Herons improve to 15-4 this year.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. - The nation's most dominant junior-college lacrosse program is closing in on an 11th national championship after defeating Howard Community College, 23-12 in a NJCAA semifinal Saturday afternoon here at Chuck Wilbur Field. (30 Photos)

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from Syracuse Athletics
NEWTON, Mass. – Syracuse overcame a six-goal first-half deficit to take the lead late in the second half, but Princeton came back and scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime for a 12-11 victory in the first round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange end the season with a 9-10 record.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will play the 14th NCAA Tournament game in program history on Saturday. What sets this match apart from the previous 13 is, it’s the first one in which the Great Danes could be considered a heavy favorite.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Le Moyne enters the tournament with a record of 15-1 after falling in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship semifinals on Friday afternoon, while the Griffins are 16-1 after winning the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Watch Le Moyne Men vs Seton Hill, Noon

from NJCAA TV
For Pay streaming available for Men's and Women's NJCAA Final Four games.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Cornell Alum and Hall of Famer Tim Goldstein is a native of Stony Brook, New York and he attended Ward Melville High School. Tim was a member of the outstanding 1987 Cornell team which Hall of Famer Richie Moran coached. Tim was the 1987 Player of the Year, outstanding attackman, and he set the NCAA tournament assist record (16), tied the tournament points record (25) and was named the NCAA tournament MVP in 1987.

from Canisius Athletics
Senior Jen Reininger (Irondequoit) and junior Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit) were named to the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I All-Region Team, the IWLCA announced Friday. The Canisius standouts were named to the West/Midwest All-Region Second-Team, capping a successful campaign for the duo.

from Syracuse Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse sophomores Emily Hawryschuk and Kerry Defliese have been named to the All-Northeast Region First Team, which was announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Friday, May 11. In addition, seniors Riley Donahue and Taylor Gait, junior Nicole Levy and sophomore Asa Goldstock were named to the All-Region Second Team.

from Finger Lakes Times
WAYNE — The Geneva boys lacrosse team had its ups and downs this season, but Thursday was clearly an up day. The Panthers scored two fourth-quarter goals to nip Wayne 5-4 and capture the Finger Lakes tournament championship.

from Princeton Athletics
[Kala] Sears (Skaneateles) leads the Tigers in scoring with 78 points on 60 goals and 18 assists in 17 games. She leads the nation's freshmen in scoring averaging 4.59 points per game, which ranks her 20th in the nation in point per game overall. Sears has had at least one point in every game this season and has collected at least a hat trick in 13 of 17 games. Her 60 goals this season ranks second in Princeton history for goals in a single season. She holds the Princeton and Ivy League record for points and goals by a freshman. An first-team all-Ivy League and Ivy League All-Tournament selection, Sears is now eligible for inclusion for the IWLCA All-America teams.

from MPNnow.com
“It was a real eye-opener,” said the lacrosse mom of two. “It was in this little home and you feel like you’re in grandma’s kitchen.”

That “little” home is where the big hearts come to prepare weekly meals for military veterans. It’s the Blue Star Mothers of America, New York Chapter 1. And from the old white farmhouse on the campus of the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, mothers of deployed military personnel come together to help veterans, and themselves.

from Colgate Athletics
GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Colgate women's lacrosse senior midfielder Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) has been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region First Team, as announced by the IWLCA on Friday afternoon.

from the Watertown Daily Times
ADAMS — Molly Hall scored five goals and assisted on another to pace South Jefferson’s girls lacrosse team to an 18-4 victory over Immaculate Heart Central on Friday to clinch the Frontier League championship outright.

from Syracuse.com
After suffering three straight losses - and losing their draw control specialist and senior co-captain for the season - the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team needed a solid week to get their feet back under them.

The Hornets did just that, dominating Auburn, 15-4, tonight at Holland Stadium in what likely was a preview of the sectional Class B final.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The second-ranked and top-seeded Dolphins will host the NCAA Division II East Region action with the start time on Friday being 3:00 p.m. and Saturday being 3:30 p.m. The first round match-up on Friday will be between fourth-ranked and second-seeded Adelphi University and ninth-ranked and third-seeded LIU Post. The Dolphins will then take on the winner in the second round on Saturday.

from GLaxFive.net
May 11, 2018 - There were ten games played tonight. Pittsford remained undefeated at 14-0 with their 8-7 overtime win over Rush-Henrietta in the closest game of the night.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — No. 7 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) made history Friday night, ending No. 1 McDonogh's (Md.) national record 198-game winning streak by sending the Eagles to a 10-8 defeat in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship game before a standing-room only crowd at Tierney Field on the US Lacrosse campus here.

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from Syracuse.com
The first half of Mike Messere's final regular season home game as the head of the West Genesee boys varsity lacrosse program showed indications that a letdown was in store for the Wildcats faithful. Behind a game-high six points from senior Kevin Sheehan though - who put in the game-winning goal late in regulation - Messere's crew pulled off a big comeback against Fayetteville-Manlius to send the legend off with a dramatic 9-8 victory. (36 Photos)

from Syracuse.com
Comparing high school coaches across sports, regions and eras is difficult. But if you want to undertake the challenge of putting together the best of the best, in any sport in any time and place, it'd be a good move to put West Genesee lacrosse coach Mike Messere at the top of the list.

Era of greatness: A look at all of Mike Messere's all-Americans at West Genesee

from the Watertown Daily Times
CARTHAGE — Longtime Carthage boys lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro says this will be his final season coaching the team.

Ventiquattro, who founded the boys lacrosse program at the school, is in his 30th season as head coach with the Comets.

from Syracuse.com
A huge eight-goal outburst in the first half propelled West Genesee to a 10-5 home win over Liverpool on Thursday, landing the Wildcats their fifth consecutive victory. (24 Photos)

from Syracuse.com
Just under 200 Central New York athletes will be participating in the men's and women's tournaments combined, including Syracuse University's Ryan Simmons (pictured) who attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Here is a look at all the athletes from Section III.

from Utica Observer-Dispatch
NEW HARTFORD — Rome Free Academy junior Sydney Stamboly said her teammates’ knack for sharing the ball has positively impacted their girls lacrosse team.

Coach Doug Rowe’s Black Knights displayed their unselfish ways Thursday night, watching eight players score in a 17-7 win over New Hartford at Don Edick Field.

from BLaxFive.net
Thursday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were thirteen games played today with a mix of close ones and mismatches.

from GLaxFive.net
Of the five games scheduled tonight, only three have reported scores. The closest of those is Hilton over Greece Storm 9-7. Additionally, Aquinas defeated Sacred Heart 24-7 and Mercy defeated Brockport 16-7. Scores are still pending for Wayne vs. CC and Gananda vs. Eastridge.

from MPNnow.com
At least 18 local players are involved in one Division II Tournament game, plus more news and notes on local athletes.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V boys lacrosse action, Webster Schroeder hosted Honeoye Falls-Lima on top of Fairport welcoming in Penn Yan Academy.

from Tewaaraton.com
WASHINGTON, May 10? – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the five men’s and five women’s finalists for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. These 10 student-athletes will be invited to Washington, D.C., for the 18th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 31.

from The Daily Orange
.571 — The Tigers’ Kyla Sears’ (Skaneateles) shooting percentage, which is 13th in the country. The freshman has developed into the Tigers’ best offensive player this year.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will continue their quest for a sixth championship when they travel to play the defending champion Georgia Swarm in the East Division Finals on Saturday, May 12 at 7:05 p.m.

Thursday May 10, 2018 7:20PM
from SUNY Brockport Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced Wednesday morning the Men's Lacrosse All-Conference list, with Steven Gurin, Michael Caternolo (Churchville-Chili), and Dallas Meyers (Iroquois) all being First-Team All-Conference selections.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
SALISBURY, MD – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team saw their 2018 season come to an end Wednesday night as they fell 19-5 to defending champion and nationally ranked no. 7 Salisbury University, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament held in Salisbury.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its 2018 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams, naming nine from Morrisville State to its first, second and third teams, that included 43 total selections across the conference, as voted by the coaching staff.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office announced its 2018 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference teams and individual award winners, selecting Morrisville State's Nate McCormick (Cortland, N.Y.) as the conference's Rookie of the Year.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has named its 2018 Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year, selecting Morrisville State College's Jason Longo, for a fifth time.

from Elmira College Athletics
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Four members of the Elmira College women's lacrosse team were honored by the Empire 8 Conference on Thursday, as seniors Kelcey Crawford '18, Sarah Hughson '18 and Rachel Grampp '18 (Williamsville) each received E8 All-Conference accolades and classmate Kiersta Pino '18 (Ballston Spa) was named to the Sportswoman of the Year Team.

from Hartwick Athletics
Four Hawks received recognition, led by senior defender Mattie Coffey (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa), who was named to the first team. Senior attack Ashley Werner (Saugerties, NY/Saugerties) and sophomore midfielder Jennifer Darasz (Gorham, ME/Gorham) were named to the second team. Sophomore attack Hailey Pooler (Adams Center, NY/South Jefferson) received honorable mention. Junior defender Emma Kaplan (Danbury, CT/Danbury) was selected to the 2018 Empire 8 Conference Women's Lacrosse Sportswoman of the Year Team.

from Utica College Athletics
UTICA, NY- Five members of the Utica College women's lacrosse team were named to All-Conference teams Thursday, and freshman Stephanie Husnay (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) was voted the Empire 8 Rookie of the Year. Sophomore Kaitlynn Palmer (Verona, NY/VVS) eanred first team All-Conference honors, while Husnay was a second team selection. Senior Brooke Miller (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) and freshman Sydney Scaccia (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) were named honorable mentions and sophomore Hali Vandermeulen (Walden, NY/Valley Central) was selected as Utica's Sportswoman of the Year.

from Alfred University Athletics
ALFRED, NY – Senior Miranda Gilbert (Watertown, NY/Watertown) was named to the Empire 8 All-Conference Second Team on Thursday afternoon, following the tallied votes from the coaches of the Empire 8.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The contradiction toying with Taylor Gait's emotions right now is that her career with Syracuse lacrosse has seemed to last so long yet has also passed in a blink.

A terrible run of knee injuries caused that jumble. They stretched Gait's career wearing an Orange jersey to six seasons, making her something of a fixture in the women's program.

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from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — The lacrosse field at West Genesee is named after Mike Messere, and if the legendary coach had his way it wouldn't even exist.

Messere is appreciative of the honor that the school bestowed upon him a few years ago, but the problem is that the surface sits right across from the team's locker room. The players have a quick, easy walk from getting dressed to walking to the field.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY -- The top-ranked RIT (19-0) men's lacrosse opened play in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship with a resounding 26-3 win over New England College (16-5) at sun-drenched Tiger Stadium Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers advance to the third round where they will play the winner between Stevens Institute of Technology and Springfield College on Saturday, May 12.

from Ithaca College Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 15th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team kicked off 2018 NCAA Tournament play on Wednesday afternoon when it welcomed Stevenson University for a Second Round contest at Higgins Stadium. On the strength of quite possibly the team's most comprehensive all-around performance of the season, the Bombers powered past the Mustangs for a 15-12 victory on this pristine afternoon to advance to Saturday's Round of 16 matchup against sixth-ranked NESCAC Champion Tufts.

from Canisius Athletics
Robert Morris graduate student Justin Mayfield scored three goals and redshirt junior Jimmy Perkins added two goals and two assists to lead the visiting Colonials to a 12-6 win over Canisius in the opening round game of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex.

from the Watertown Daily Times
CARTHAGE — As a youngster, Alex Johnson knew he had a passion for lacrosse. Then, after he developed heart problems which in the early stages could have been life threatening, he was also faced with the prospect of never playing sports again.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse women's lacrosse team squeaked into its seventh-consecutive NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Orange will face Princeton (12-5) in the first round on Friday in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The winner of that game faces No. 4 seed Boston College next Sunday.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
MIDDLETOWN, CONN. – The nationally fifth-ranked Wesleyan men's lacrosse team used a five-goal run spanning the second and third quarters to build a six-goal lead and held off Cortland, 16-12, in the second round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament Wednesday afternoon. The Red Dragons had their season come to a close with a 12-7 record and a tie for 17th nationally. The Cardinals improved to 15-3 and will face Cabrini in the third round on Saturday.

from Spectrum Sports
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: The Glens Falls girls lacrosse team beat Johnstown 11-10 in overtime on Wednesday. Grace Ghon scored the game winner for the Indians.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Don't look now, but the Fairport Red Raiders boys lacrosse team is moving toward some large markers for this season.

Fairport (8-4) has won back-to-back games for the third time out of four chances, including its latest pair against Rush-Henrietta and Jamesville-DeWitt, the Syracuse-area power ranked No. 4 in the state among Class C teams.

from BLaxFive.net
With the start of the NCCA tournament this week, we thought it might be interesting to see how many alumni of Section Five were on teams that made the three divisions in the 2018 tournament.

from GLaxFive.net
May 9, 2018 - There were 11 games played tonight. The low-scoring Geneva over Midlakes-Newark 4-3 was the closest game of the night. Other scores included:

from Hilbert Athletics
HAMBURG, N.Y. – For the second time in two years, the Hilbert College men's lacrosse team dominated the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference All-Conference honors.

Wednesday May 9, 2018 6:45PM
from the Buffalo News
Canisius College's underdog run through the lacrosse post-season came to an end with a thud Wednesday. No. 18-ranked Robert Morris defeated the Golden Griffins, 12-6, in the opening round of the NCAA Division I men's tournament at the Demske Sports Complex.

from LaxAllStars.com
Only four NJCAA teams are still alive, two will fall on Saturday, and on Sunday we will see a 2018 champion earn their title. The NJCAA Final Four teams still standing are Onondaga, Nassau, Howard, and Genesee.

from St. John Fisher Athletics
PITTSFORD, N.Y.– Eight members of the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team were recognized on Wednesday as the Empire 8 Conference released its All-Conference recipients following the completion of the 2018 regular season.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
POTSDAM, N.Y.—Three SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse players have earned All-State University of New York Athletic Conference recognition for their play during the 2018 season. Senior attackman Eric Soderquist (Watertown, N.Y./Watertown) and sophomore midfielder Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) were named to the first team, while junior long-stick midfielder Colby Chapman (Johnson City, N.Y./Johnson City) was Honorable Mention.

from Elmira College Athletics
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Elmira College attacker Nevin Olney '18 (Irondequoit) was named to the 2018 Empire 8 Conference Men's Lacrosse Sportsman of the Year Team following the conclusion of his senior season with the Soaring Eagles this spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
I have gotten around to speak with a lot of young lacrosse players in recent days. I am always emphasizing to them that the road to their development in the game includes mastering the fundamentals, listening to your coaches, learning to be a great passer, playing other sports and, most importantly, aspiring to be a leader among your peers.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland 12th-year head coach Steve Beville (West Genesee) has been chosen as the 2018 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Paul Rose Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. In addition, seven Red Dragon players earned all-league honors, including four first-team selections.

from Utica College Athletics
UTICA, NY – Three members of the Utica College men's lacrosse team were named to the 2018 Empire 8 All-Conference teams in a release by the conference office on Thursday. Senior Ryan Desveaux (Bowmanville, ONT/St. Stephen Catholic) earned all-conference second team status for the first time in his career, while junior Tyler Giachinta (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) earned honorable mention status as a short-stick defender. Sophomore Jared Smaldon (Rome Free Academy) was the Pioneers representative on the Sportsman of the Year team.

from Alfred University Athletics
ALFRED, NY – Six members of the Alfred University men's lacrosse team (9-7, 5-2 Empire 8) were named to the Empire 8 All-Conference team, including four to the First Team breaking the program record for number of Saxons recognized on the Empire 8 First Team in a single season.

from Hartwick Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – Five Hartwick men's lacrosse players were recognized on Wednesday with the release of the 2018 Empire 8 Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams.

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — At this point, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team is preparing to start its NCAA tournament run without senior star Connor Fields. Fields, who originally injured his right knee in late March and has suffered multiple setbacks in his recovery from a sprained MCL, has not practiced this week for the Great Danes.

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from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team made history Tuesday night as they collected their first NCAA Division III Tournament win, a thrilling overtime defeat of Eastern University in the first round at Sea Gull Stadium on the campus of Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse team will play host to Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris Wednesday in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, it was revealed during the selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU.The winner of Wednesday's contest between the Golden Griffins (8-8) and the Colonials (12-4) will face No. 1 overall seed Maryland in the tournament's first round Sunday, May 13. That game will be played in College Park, Md., and will be televised live on ESPNU.

from ESPN
ESPN will be the exclusive home of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship for the 11th consecutive year, beginning Wednesday, May 9, with the opening round game featuring Robert Morris and Canisius (4 p.m. ET, ESPN3).

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — Scott Marr thought about it, which is to say he thought better of it. So, instead of offering up some last-second advice to University at Albany men’s lacrosse sophomore TD Ierlan about how to handle his next faceoff, Marr kept quiet.

“Forget it,” Marr said to Ierlan before even saying what he wanted Ierlan to forget. “Just do what you have to do.”

from Capital District Lax
Coach Witmer recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital Districta Lax.

from St. Lawrence University Athletics
Seven members of the St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team earned all-league honors, as announced by Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King Tuesday morning.

from Clarkson Athletics
Sophomores Conor Bartlett (West Genesee), Ryan Gabriel (Homer) and Liam St. Croix (West Genesee) each were picked by the coaches as Liberty League Second-Team All-Stars, while seniors Sam Groves (Ballston Spa) and Michael Nourse (Cazenovia) gained Liberty League Honorable Mention nods from the coaching contingent.

from Syracuse.com
After a long and strenuous battle against Jamesville-DeWitt in regulation Tuesday, the East Syracuse boys lacrosse team made sure that overtime didn't last long. Spartans junior Luke Rosaschi scored the game-winner on the team's opening possession in the extra frame, giving the hosts a dramatic 10-9 victory.

from BLaxFive.net
Tuesday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were most certainly a lot of exciting games played in the section today that included four one-goal games, two in overtime. Pittsford beat Brighton in overtime and Schroeder won the battle in Webster in overtime. The Finger Lakes Tournament began today with three good matchups.

from GLaxFive.net
Spencerport scored the last four goals of the game to come from behind in their 9-7 win over HFL.

from cbs6albany.com
LATHAM -- Shaker is ranked No. 17 in the state in Class A boy's lacrosse. Ballston Spa is ranked tenth in Class B. In the end, the Scotties outlast the Blue Bison, 10-9 the final.

from 13WHAM.com
In Section V boys lacrosse action, Webster Schroeder hosted Webster Thomas on top of McQuaid Jesuit welcoming in Bath-Haverling. Those Warriors scored three unanswered goals to beat Webster Thomas in wild fashion.

from Spectrum News
Vestal boys lacrosse team scored 13 straight goals to beat Maine-Endwell Tuesday. (Video 0:39)

from the Buffalo News
Jake Bowman scored his 10th goal of the game with 23 seconds left to give Clarence an 11-10 victory over Hamburg in tense and wild boys lacrosse shootout on Senior Night at Howe Field in Hamburg.

from The Daily Orange
Virginia’s Michael Kraus watched from the ground as Peter Dearth raced up the field. After SU defender Nick Mellen forced a Kraus turnover, Dearth scooped the ground ball and led transition for SU.

from The Daily Orange
Syracuse senior Riley Donahue was selected by the Upstate Pride with the 25th and final pick in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League draft on Monday night.

from Inside Lacrosse
It’s not so much an irritant as it once was. It’s just a line. One faint, red stripe birthed during an uncertain time. Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) doesn’t have to look at it every day in the mirror to remind himself either of where he was, or what he went through.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir break down who's in and who's out in the 2018 NCAA D1 Men's Lacrosse Playoffs.

from Monroe CC Athletics
SYRACUSE - The MCC women's lacrosse claimed its seventh consecutive Region III championship with a 24-12 win over host Onondaga Community College Sunday afternoon.

It was the first step in the team's goal for an unprecedented sixth straight NJCAA national title, which the Tribunes (10-0) will compete for on their home turf next weekend. MCC will host the tournament May 12-13 on DiMarco Field.

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
Competency in the rules goes a long way towards properly teaching the sport and developing players, but in a split-second during the game when emotions often run high, it’s reasonably more on us to be the rules expert. That said, coaches that have a firm grasp on these six NFHS rules will find themselves and their teams more successful on gameday.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:30PM
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland sophomore midfielder Lexie Meager (West Genesee) has been named the 2018 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year and junior defender Hailey Dobbins (Syracuse/CBA) has been chosen as the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced the 2018 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference team Tuesday morning, with five members of The College at Brockport women's lacrosse program making this year's list. Heather Conklin (Penn Yan) and Sara Grapevine (Corning) were named First-Team, Jillian Babinsky and Jade Williams (LaFayette) tabbed Second-Team, and Nikki Nolan notched a Third-Team selection.

from Buffalo St. Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y.—The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its women's lacrosse all-conference teams today, recognizing Buffalo State's Jackie Dufresne (Frontier) on the second team and Nina Schaefer (Lafayette) on the third team.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse captains Cayla O'Connor (General Brown) and Rachael Huntley (Canton / Hugh C. Williams) have been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference third team.

from RochesterFirst.com
When he became a gym teacher at East High ten years ago, he introduced the sport to his students. It didn't go very well. "We had our little plastic sticks that you really couldn't scoop the ball up with," Banks said. "Balls are flying all over the place. It was ugly."

from William Smith Athletics
Three members of the No. 16 William Smith College lacrosse team received all-conference recognition as announced by the league office today. Senior midfielder Melissa Moore and first-year defender Mekayla Montgomery were named to the All-Liberty League first team, and first-year goalie Jules Kennedy earned second team honors.

from LocalSyr.com
Girls lacrosse will be the first of two games featured Thursday on LocalSYR.com. NewsChannel 9 will livestream West Genesee vs Fayetteville-Manlius following the girls game.

from UrbanCNY.com
Onondaga Community College Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams have made it to the national semifinals and will play for national championships this weekend.

from NYS Sportswriters
Class A, #6 West Genesee; Class B, Victor #1; Class C, J-D #3; Class D, Penn Yan #5.

from NYS Sportswriters
Class A, #5 Pittsford; Class B, F-M #4; Class C, J-D #8; Class D, South Jefferson #2.

from Lax 3.0
New Hartford's Mike Fiorentino's balanced attack of 43 goals and 42 assists gives him the Points lead.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . And as long as we’re talking about high school lacrosse, I want someone (what happened to TimeWarner Sports? Spectrum? Anyone?) to televise West Genesee’s post-season games – all of ‘em, whether it’s one game or six or seven, taking them to the State Championship . . . If network television can show silly video gamers competing, there’s no doubt in my mind that they should be bringing Coach Messere and his Wildcats into living rooms across the state. Let’s make it happen, please.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – One of the best seasons in UAlbany men’s lacrosse history has culminated in the team’s highest seeding ever. UAlbany has drawn the 2-seed into the NCAA Tournament and will host Richmond in the first round at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Saturday, May 12 at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the UAlbany Athletics Tickets website at ualbanysports.com/tickets.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Indianapolis, Ind. – The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships for the 16th time, as announced by the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Selection Committee on Sunday night on NCAA.com. The top-ranked and third-seeded Dolphins will visit third-ranked and second-seeded Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in the NCAA Division II First Round on Saturday, May 12.

Le Moyne enters the tournament with a record of 15-1 after falling in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship semifinals on Friday afternoon, while the Griffins are 16-1 after winning the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY -- The No. 1 RIT men's lacrosse team will play the winner between Albion College (10-7) and New England College (15-4) in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday, May 9 at at a time to be determined. Albion and New England College will play on Tuesday, May 8 in a first round game on the campus of RIT.

from Cornell Athletics
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Christian Knight was again a wall, Jeff Teat orchestrated a buttoned-up offense and Jake Pulver's (Fayetteville-Manlius) longpole goal highlighted a 9-1 Cornell run as the Big Red won the 2018 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament with a dominant 14-8 win over No. 1 Yale on Sunday afternoon at Columbia's Wien Stadium. The Big Red won its second Ivy Tournament title and claimed the conference's automatic bid to NCAAs while improving to 12-4.

from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red will be making its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and will be in search of its fourth national title (1971, 1976, 1977) when the tournament begins next weekend. Only five programs (Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia) have earned more spots in the tourney. The Big Red has posted a 32-24 record with 13 Final Four appearances, the last coming in 2013.

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from Syracuse Athletics
We're hosting!

One of the longest rivalries in college lacrosse will kick off Syracuse's quest for a 12th NCAA Championship on Sunday, May 13 7:15 p.m., when the team hosts upstate rival Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The trip is the 38th NCAA Tournament bid for the Syracuse.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
Morrisville State (11-7), the automatic qualifier for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), will open tournament play in the first round Tuesday, May 8th on the campus of Salisbury University, against Eastern University. The opening face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. [today] in Salisbury, Maryland.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse team will play host to Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris Wednesday in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, it was revealed during the selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU.The winner of Wednesday's contest between the Golden Griffins (8-8) and the Colonials (12-4) will face No. 1 overall seed Maryland in the tournament's first round Sunday, May 13. That game will be played in College Park, Md., and will be televised live on ESPNU.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Garden City, N.Y. – Championship Most Valuable Player Hannah George (Maine-Endwell) made 12 saves to lead the fourth-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to its second Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a 14-10 win over top-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Sunday afternoon at Motamed Field.

from Le Moyne Athletics
The championship provides for a 12-team tournament. Four sites will host first- and second- round competition Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. These preliminary round games will be played on the campuses of the number one seed from the Atlantic, East, Midwest, and South Regions. The winners of the four second-round games will advance to the semifinals and finals which will be conducted Friday, May 18, and Sunday, May 20. The championship will be co-hosted by the University of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in Tampa, Florida.

from William Smith Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—The No. 16 William Smith College lacrosse team defeated No. 19 Ithaca College 15-10 in the Liberty League Tournament championship game this afternoon on Boswell Field. The tournament MVP, senior Melissa Moore, led the Herons with a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The 36-team tournament will begin with four first-round games on Tuesday, followed by 16 second-round games the next day. The winner of the Cortland/Wesleyan game will face either Cabrini University (Pa.) or Colorado College in the third round Saturday at a site to be determined. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 and the semifinals are on Sunday, May 20 at campus sites. The Division III national championship game is Sunday, May 27, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

from the Albany Times Union
The College of Saint Rose men's lacrosse team had its best season in the seven years it has played the sport and the Golden Knights got plenty of help from area athletes. St. Rose finished 9-8 overall and 7-4 in the Northeast-10 Conference, dropping a 19-9 decision to St. Anselm in the team's first postseason game last Tuesday in Albany.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell's Christian Knight has been named the Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week, as was announced this afternoon. The senior goalie becomes the Big Red's second recipient of the award this season, joining Jeff Teat, who took home the accolade on April 12.

from Syracuse.com
West Genesee saw six different players register points on Monday, while goalie Madison Fox picked up clutch saves down the stretch, as the Wildcats picked up a 7-6 road win against Baldwinsville. The close victory earned the visitors a regular season split with the Bees, after the red and black took an 8-7 overtime decision on April 18.

from GLaxFive.net
There were nine games played tonight, the closest of which was Geneva's 7-6 win over Mynderse-Romulus

from BLaxFive.net
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: In a close game with four ties, Hilton (6-7) scored three goals in the last quarter to beat Irondequoit (8-4) 9-7. Eight players for the Cadets made the offensive book as six players scored one goal each.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Henninger High School 2018 midfield/defnder Angelina Belair has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Medaille College.

from LaxAllStars.com
“Being positive is not easy. It takes work. But we stress it every day,” said Coach Scott Marr at an Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) fundraising breakfast this spring. He was there to bring attention to the Albany CityLax program, an initiative to grow the game of lacrosse in the city where his team plays.


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:15AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
Nine different Great Danes scored goals and 12 different players had points. Jakob Patterson had a hat trick plus one assist while Sean Eccles, Tehoka Nanticoke and Kyle McClancy each had two goals and an assist. TD Ierlan was perfect on the faceoff-X at 20-for-20, having 16 ground balls. JD Colarusso had the win with 12 saves and four goals allowed.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY -- The top-seeded RIT (18-0) men's lacrosse team won its seventh straight Liberty League Championship with a 23-3 win over No. 3 seed Ithaca College (15-3) in the 2018 Liberty League Men's Lacrosse Championship from RIT's Turf Field Saturday afternoon. The Tigers have won seven straight Liberty League titles, and nine straight overall. RIT earns the automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament for ninth straight season. Senior Kyle Killen (Peterborough, Ontario/Crestwood Secondary) was named Tournament MVP.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius sophomore Mathieu Boissonneault's goal six seconds into overtime lifted the Golden Griffins to a 10-9 victory over Detroit Mercy and allowed the Blue and Gold to win the 2018 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship Saturday afternoon in West Long Branch, N.J. With the win, Canisius has secured a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship field.

from William Smith Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—William Smith College first-years Anna Murphy and Kelsey Williams each notched a season-high four goals, leading the No. 16 Heron lacrosse team to a 14-7 win over Rensselaer in the Liberty League Tournament semifinals. The Herons earned a spot in the championship game for the third year in a row.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team defended their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) title for a fourth consecutive time Saturday, as they held on to edge second seeded Bryn Athyn College by a final score of 11-10 on Drake Field in Morrisville.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse jumped all over Colgate early, getting out to a 6-0 lead, and never looking back for the Orange (8-6) to down the Raiders (7-8) on Saturday, 17-5 in the regular season finale.

from WWNYTV.com
In girls' high school lacrosse action, the Watertown Lady Cyclones hosted Massena in a Frontier League-NAC meeting.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland men's lacrosse team jumped out to an early 5-0 first-quarter lead in earning a 22-12 win versus Plattsburgh in the title game of the SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon. The 22 goals are the most-ever scored in a conference championship game, surpassing the previous mark set in 2005 when the Red Dragons defeated Geneseo, 20-8.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team jumped out to a commanding 14-3 lead at the half and earned a 19-5 victory versus Brockport Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Red Dragons improved to 15-4 with the win, captured their 20th consecutive conference tournament title and earned the automatic NCAA Div. III playoff berth. The Golden Eagles ended their season at 9-9.

from Syracuse.com
Nobody locally has been able to beat the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team so far this season. But the Red Rams have struggled against teams from the Rochester area. J-D dropped a 14-12 decision to Fairport tonight on its home turf. It was the Red Rams' first defeat since a season-opening loss to Victor, another Rochester-area power.

from BLaxFive.net
Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: On a bright Saturday, there were fourteen games played. Seven were with out of Section teams and the local teams won six. Fairport was a 14-12 winner over Jamesville-DeWitt (Section 3). The Red Raiders led 10-6 at the half. Sophomore midfielder Klay Stuver led the offense with seven goals and sophomore goalie Tim Defendis recorded eighteen saves (60%). Fairport advances to 7-4 while JD drops top 10-2.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester, who was playing in its first postseason game since 2015, was led by several players who were making their professional playoff debuts. Kyle Jackson registered a three-point night (2+1), while Austin Shanks scored three of Rochester’s first four goals as part of a four-goal performance.

Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30AM
from The Lacrosse Network
In THROUGH X we travel the country with Paul Carcaterra to profile the most entertaining and prolific attackmen in college lacrosse.

8:55AM
from the Albany Times Union
The matchup of undefeated teams was a total mismatch when the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team faced Vermont at Casey Stadium on March 17. The Great Danes wiped out the Catamounts 21-5, the biggest blowout either team was involved in this season.

As they get ready to meet again in the America East championship game at Casey Stadium at noon on Saturday, UAlbany is disregarding that laugher while Vermont can look back on how far the team has come since then.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse plays in its regular season finale on Saturday, welcoming Colgate to the Carrier Dome. - The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Noah Eagle and former Orange FOGO Joe DeMarco on the call.Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while Jack McMullen, Tim Leonard and JD Raucci will broadcast the game for WAER.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Senior Christian Knight set the Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament record, and matched a career-high with 19 saves and the Big Red defense stymied Brown all night in a 7-4 win in the second semifinal at the 2018 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Columbia's Wien Stadium. No. 10 Cornell will face top-ranked Yale on Sunday, May 6 at 12 p.m. in the championship game with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

Friday May 4, 2018 5:30PM
from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced tournament details surrounding their hosting of the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men's lacrosse championship final set to take place Saturday, May 5th on Drake Field in Morrisville. Top seeded Morrisville State College will host second seeded Bryn Athyn College at 5 p.m. on Drake Field Saturday, with both teams vying for an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

Saturday is also the college's Commencement ceremony, and due to traffic surrounding the institution's end of year activities, along with Morrisville State also serving as host for the NEAC Women's Championship Tournament, attendees should be aware of the following details surrounding their attendance at the tournament for the final round:

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Eight different players scored goals as the nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team held off Oswego, 13-10, in the semifinals of the 2018 SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament Friday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 14-4 overall and advanced to Saturday's title game at 12:30 versus the winner of Geneseo against Brockport. The Lakers dropped to 11-6 with the loss.

from the Oneida Daily Dispatch
Chittenango, N.Y. >> Vernon-Verona-Sherrill appeared to be on the comeback trail against Chittenango Friday after digging themselves out of an early hole in boys lacrosse action.

Even a momentum-boosting goal from Red Devil goalie Jevit Cumber was not enough however as the Bears fended off the Red Devils 9-7 behind a three-goal performance from Caleb Barnard.

from The Adirondack Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE — Down a player, no problem. The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team started off the spring with a roster of 12. That’s exactly enough to field a full lineup each game without the luxury of a single substitute. On Thursday, the Red Storm found themselves in an even tougher situation. With junior Ryley Fischer out for one game, Saranac Lake was forced to compete one player short when it took on visiting Heuvelton.

9:20AM
from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius women's lacrosse program outscored the Marist Red Foxes, 10-5 in the second half, en-route to a 13-11 MAAC semifinal victory in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Thursday evening. With the win the No. 4 seeded Golden Griffins advanced to the championship game to face the No. 3 seeded Fairfield Stags. The Red Foxes had its season ended after finishing the year with a 10-7 record and a 6-2 conference mark.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Three Great Danes finished with six points each: Jakob Patterson led all players with five goals, adding an assist, Tehoka Nanticoke had three goals, three assists and two caused turnovers while Sean Eccles (Corcoran) concluded with four goals and two assists. TD Ierlan (Victor) set an America East Tournament record with 28 faceoff wins and a 96.6% faceoff rate. JD Colarusso had the victory in goal with five saves.

from the Watertown Daily Times
WATERTOWN — Braelie Kempney recorded 15 points, including scoring seven goals, to spark Carthage’s girls lacrosse team to a 20-12 victory over Immaculate Heart Central in a Frontier League game Thursday.

from Syracuse.com
Natalie Calandra-Ryan and Gabby McGinn combined for 15 points on nine goals and six assists Thursday as host Auburn collected their 10th win of the spring in a 21-12 defeat of East Syracuse Minoa. (25 photos)

from Syracuse.com
Two days after seeing their 10-game win streak snapped in a one-goal loss to CBA, the Homer boys lacrosse team bounced right back with a one-goal win of their own, 10-9 over Westhill. (24 photos)

from BLaxFive.net
Thursday: DAY IN REVIEW: In the closet game of the night, Schroeder defeated Irondequoit 11-10. This is the third overtime game of the season for the Eagles (and the first that they have lost). AJ Fiorio scored his second goal of the game with 2:49 remaining in overtime with a feed from Connor Ball to give the Warriors the win.

from GLaxFive.net
There were five games played tonight with the closest matchup coming in Irondequoit over Mercy 10-9. The other scores were Mynderse-Romulus over Marcus Whitman 15-10, Pal-Mac over Gananda 17-3, Waterloo over Wayne 14-3, Penn Yan over Geneva 11-7.

Thursday May 3, 2018 7:45PM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – For the first time since 2007, the Cornell men's lacrosse team had nine players named All-Ivy when the teams were announced this afternoon by the conference office. Leading the way was a trio of first-team selections, the most for the Big Red since 2015, with sophomore attackman Jeff Teat and senior defensemen Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) being unanimously chosen, along with senior midfielder Jordan Dowiak.

from Democrat & Chronicle
Photos from Wednesday's game.

from Alfred University Athletics
DANBURY, CT -- Senior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) was selected as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Wednesday.

from Canisius Athletics
Senior Ryan McKee (Jamesville-DeWitt) scored at the 2:59 mark of overtime to lift fourth-seeded Canisius to an 11-10 upset of top seed Quinnipiac in the first semifinal of the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship Thursday at Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, N.J.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse goalie Dom Madonna had a bad view during his team's game against Virginia in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Friday.

from Syracuse Orange / YouTube
Syracuse men's lacrosse redshirt senior midfielder Ryan Simmons previews his senior day game at the Dome vs. Colgate on Saturday.

from LaxAllStars.com
Last week I wrote an early Junior College Report and I hit up the Regional and early rounds of the NJCAA playoffs, then I went off to Prague to play box lacrosse, but I’m back now, it’s all about to go down, and we do have some recent results worth discussing! There is also a poll to share, and seeing as most teams are now done, the only real movement we will see moving forward should happen at, or near, the top, so this one might be pretty close to final!

8:45AM
from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT (17-0) men's lacrosse team advanced to the Liberty League Championship game for the seventh straight season with a 13-11 win over No. 4 St. Lawrence University (12-5) on Wednesday afternoon in the Liberty League Semifinals from RIT's Turf Field. The Tigers will face No. 3 Ithaca College at 1 p.m. in the title game on Saturday, May 5.

from William Smith Athletics
The William Smith College lacrosse team shared the Liberty League's regular season title and earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament for the third year in a row. The Herons will face No. 4 seed RPI on Saturday, May 5, in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. The second semifinal will feature No. 2 Ithaca and No. 6 RIT at 2:30 p.m

from Marist Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Women's lacrosse Delaney Galvin was named MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year and Head Coach Jess Wilkinson was named MAAC Coach of the year. Marist placed two players on the All-MAAC First Team, three on the All-MAAC Second Team and three on the All-MAAC Rookie Team.

from Marist Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist men's lacrosse team had one All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team member and one major award winner honored in the conference's annual awards show May 2nd at Monmouth University.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Women’s Lacrosse freshman Kerry Gerety (Guilderland) was named MAAC Rookie of the Year at the MAAC Awards Banquet on Thursday evening. She was also named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team, while sophomore Alexis Deaken earned MAAC All-First Team honors.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Throughout his coaching career, Dick Edell was the master motivator whose players would do anything for him. In his later years, he would hold court in the living room of his Howard County home for a steady stream of visitors thrilled to spend some time in the presence of the former Army and Maryland men’s lacrosse coach.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks (10-8) pulled off a mystifying comeback, bouncing back from 2-6 to take down the Buffalo Bandits 15-13 to secure the second seed in the East Division playoffs. An incredible feat. Their gift? Their fourth meeting with the New England Black Wolves (9-9), the team that swept the Knighthawks in the three-game regular season series. Rochester welcomes the Black Wolves back to the Blue Cross Arena Friday May 4 at 7:30P.M. EST.

from Syracuse.com
With the seconds winding down in Tuesday's tense boys lacrosse battle against Homer, coach Ric Beardsley said there was nobody else he'd rather have with the ball than Patrick O'Brien. The Christian Brothers Academy senior made his coach's intuition hold true, as an O'Brien goal with 23.8 seconds left in regulation gave the Brothers a 9-8 home victory, ending the Trojans run towards a perfect season.

from The WPLL
The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) is pleased to announce the schedule for our inaugural season in Summer 2018. The 13-game schedule will include 10 regular season games, two semi-final games, and a championship game. Each team will play at least one game in their home market, and a late June New England Command game in the Boston area will be announced soon.

12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Head Coach John Desko became the first coach in ACC men's lacrosse history to win ACC Coach of the Year in four consecutive seasons after mentoring the youngest team in his 20 years as head coach to an ACC Regular Season Championship.

from Canadian Lacrosse Association
OTTAWA, ON - The Seneca War Chiefs are proud to announce that the 2018 Founders Cup, the Junior B box lacrosse national championship, will be held on Seneca Nation First Nations Territory for the first time since the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) inaugurated the Founder’s Trophy in 1972. This year the highly anticipated competition will be held August 13 to 19, 2018 on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation in Salamanca, New York.

from SUNY Albany Athletics Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has dominated the 2018 America East awards, sweeping the four yearly awards and having 11 all-conference players, including eight on the First Team.

Connor Fields is the America East Offensive Player of the Year, TD Ierlan is selected as the AE Defensive Player of the Year, Tehoka Nanticoke is honored as the AE Rookie of the Year and Scott Marr is chosen as the AE Coach of the Year.

from The MAAC
WEST LONG BRANCH, NY – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced the 2018 Men’s Lacrosse All-MAAC Teams and major award winners. Award recipients were honored this evening at the leagues’ annual awards show, which was held on the campus of Monmouth University.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
There are no undefeated boys lacrosse teams left in Section V, and Victor remains the area's top team. The Blue Devils were 10-9 winners Tuesday at Webster Thomas, which had been the last team in the Rochester area without a loss before the matchup of Class B powers from the Monroe County league.

from RIT Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The No. 6 seed RIT (8-10) women's lacrosse team won its first Liberty League Tournament game in program history with an exciting 15-14 victory over No. 3 seed Skidmore College (11-7) in the 2018 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon.

from The Ithacan
It’s the last news any athlete wants to be told. The sport they have devoted their entire life to is being taken away from them due to an injury. Senior Dave Drozjock, a member of the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team, sustained two concussions before his junior year, which were the fifth and sixth of his life. The injuries abruptly ended his collegiate lacrosse career. The previous four concussions that Drozjock accumulated before were from playing high school football.

from St. John Fisher Athletics
PITTSFORD, N.Y. –The No. 2 seeded St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse is moving on to the Empire 8 Championship game, after defeating the No. 3 seeded Alfred University by a score of 15-9 at Growney Stadium on Wednesday evening.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Thomas McNaney (Marcellus) and graduate student Devin Phelps (Chittenango) each scored three goals as the top-seeded Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated fourth-seeded Oswego, 13-10, Wednesday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2018 SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament to hand head coach Steve Beville (West Genesee) his 200th career victory on the Cortland sideline. Beville has a 200-42 record at Cortland and an overall mark of 348-153.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Cortland attacker Devin Phelps (Chittenango) has been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 29. He has also been chosen to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national "Team of the Week" for the same period.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland junior defender Hailey Dobbins (Syracuse/CBA) has been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 29.


Tuesday May 1, 2018 6:30PM
from NYS Sportwriters
Class A, Niskayuna #7; Class B, Victor #1; Class C, J-D #3; Class D, Salmon River #2.

from NYS Sportwriters
Class A, Pittsford #5; Class B, F-M #4; Class C, J-D #9; Class D, Soiuth Jefferson #2.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced details for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men's Lacrosse semifinal featuring the top seeded Morrisville State College Mustangs against fourth seed Keuka College scheduled Wednesday, May 2nd, at 5 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

from Cornell Athletics
PRINCETON, N.J. – Following the completion of its 2018 season, four women's lacrosse players were designated to All-Ivy teams on Tuesday. Joey Coffy highlighted Cornell's honorees with First Team accolades while Taylor Reed, Caroline Allen and Hannah O'Reilly earned Second Team nods.

from Utica College Athletics
Utica, NY – Hali Vandermeulen (Walden, NY/Valley Central), goalkeeper for the Utica College women's lacrosse team, was selected as the Empire 8 Women's Goalie of the Week. Vandermeulen went 2-0 during last week in net for UC. In the win over SUNY Canton she allowed nine goals and made 14 saves. She has now made double-digit saves seven times in her sophomore campaign.

from US Lacrosse
Mark Mirabelli is an associate professor and the program director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Rochester. He also serves as a team physician for SUNY Geneseo, St. John Fisher College and the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League. Mirabelli is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College.

Jim Starkey is a strength and conditioning specialist with IMPACT Sports Performance and serves as the head athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. He is a graduate of Cortland State University and earned his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

9:50AM
from CTPost.com
NEW HAVEN — Bob and Karen Reeves refer to it simply as “the phone call.” Even now, five years later, as they stood there on Yale Senior Day hugging the youngest of their four boys before he scored four goals in the 16-8 rout of Harvard, they still seemed in awe of the call’s power.

“That phone call literally changed Ben’s life,” Bob Reeves said.

from Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – In the final week of Metro Atlantic Athletic Weekly awards, sophomore Samantha Mehalick and freshman Kelly George pick up Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week.

from The Daily Orange
In her first season at SU, Ella Simkins played only five of Syracuse’s 22 games. At that point, she was still a midfielder. A year later, and after the graduation of four defenders, Simkins has filled a void.

from the Bsltimore Sun
The former Syracuse midfielder will serve as analyst for the Ivy League tournament Friday and Sunday in New York before assisting the network’s coverage of the 17-team field for the NCAA tournament.

from St. Lawrence University Athletics
Junior attackman Conor Caffrey was named the Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week for the third time this season, while first-year attackman Jack Hennessey earned his first conference Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Robert Zayas, Executive Director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt. But not all injuries are caused by a twist, fall, collision or accident.

from WWNYTV.com
Better weather means more area teams can hit the diamond to try to catch up a season that got off to a slow start. (Lacrosse highlight begin at 1:38)

from BLaxFive.net
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: In the only game in the section today, junior attackman Will Reese scored the last of his three goals to give the Blue Devils the 11-10 OT win.

from GLaxFive.net
There were six games played on Monday and the closest was the 6-5 win by Marcus Whitman over Newark-Midlakes. It was nearly a repeat of the earlier game played on April 20th when Whitman won 8-7.

from The Lacrosse Network
Colin and Samir breakdown the 2018 Maryland vs Johns Hopkins triple OT thriller, and the history behind the greatest rivalry in lacrosse.