October 2018

Wednesday October 31, 2018 10:40AM
from Syracuse.com
Mike joined Brent Axe for a recent episode of the "Syracuse Sports Podcast" for an extensive conversation about his transition from lacrosse to music and to play some songs from his new album 'Shelter Without Walls."

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Three players that helped the U.S. win the 2017 Federation of International (FIL) World Cup — Becca Block, Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo — highlighted the players selected in Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) Draft, as announced by the league on Tuesday night.

from LaxAllStars.com
When the PLPA released a statement on October 19 talking about how far apart the players and owners were on a new collective bargaining agreement, it finally became apparent to the whole of NLL fans what only a minority knew up to that time, there was a real possibility that NLL training camps, and perhaps the start of the NLL season, might be delayed.

from the Iroquois Nationals
The Iroquois Nationals announced the appointment of Rich Kilgour to the head coaching position for the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC). Kilgour will resume his role with the Nationals for the second time in his career.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will be hosting the Buffalo Bandits Sharpshooter Tournament, a 3-on-3 tournament at KeyBank Center for two different age groups this coming winter.

from Capital District Lax
Graduation Year: 2019
Position: Attack
Height: 5’9.5
Weight: 155
High School: Guilderland
High School Coach: Kara Depaula
Club: Albany Power
Club Coach: Leslie Delano

from LaxAllStars.com
A group of highly qualified coaches will join returning head coach Scott Teeter – who led Canada to a historic gold medal at the 2015 FIL U-19 Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship – on their quest for a second consecutive title.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse on Monday evening put out a news release about its Supplemental Draft, which was held last week to little fanfire and an air of mystery.

"More than 150 athletes were drafted in the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft, held on Wednesday, October 24th. This is the first of two Supplemental Drafts that will be held prior to the 2019 season," the release said.

from the Boston Herald
Hogan is listed as an investor for the league, which was founded by and is led by professional lacrosse players that defected from Major League Lacrosse. It’s the first lacrosse league in which players are full-time employees, and the first that has a media rights deal -- all games will be broadcast on NBC platforms, including a pair on the network itself.

9:30AM
from LaxAllStars.com
Lyle is someone who needs no introduction. He currently plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Georgia Swarm. He’s the record holder for most career points in NCAA history with 400 and assists with 225. He’s a two-time Tewaaraton Award winner. One of those times he was co-winner with his brother Miles. He’s a two-time winner of the Turnbull Award for the nation's top attackman. And this summer, he won a bronze medal with the Iroquois Nationals.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Marie McCool nearly cost North Carolina the 2016 ACC title — and it had nothing to do with her performance on the field.

Monday October 29, 2018 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
It’s late October, fall ball is complete and we’re all starting to accept the fact that winter is imminent. Nonetheless, these are busy days for lacrosse. Locally, nationally, and internationally – at the youth, scholastic, college, post-collegiate, and professional levels – everywhere you look, big decisions are looming . . .

from the Buffalo Bandits
A five-year NLL veteran, O’Connor played for the Toronto Rock during his rookie campaign in 2014 and recorded nine points (5+4) and a career-high 133 loose ball recoveries in 17 games. A native of Milton, Ontario, O’Connor was selected by Toronto in the first round (9th overall) of the 2013 NLL Entry Draft after playing collegiately for the Hobart Statesman from 2010 to 2013.

from LaxAllStars.com
On this episode of the ADVNC Lacrosse Podcast, ADVNC Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes reigning MLL MVP Rob Pannell to the show. Pannell is one of the most prolific attackmen in the history of lacrosse, and is one of the best players on the planet right now.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Palmyra-Macedon High School 2020 Midfield, Attack Andra Savage of Monster Elite has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Towson University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The Pingry School (NJ) 2019 goalie Elliott LaGorce of Patriot Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at St. Lawrence University.

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:15AM
from CollegeCrosse.com
"Over the last decade, when asked, I’ve heard more high school players tell me their club team allegiance over their high school. There is proof of concept that club and organization can supersede your high school or city. That said, we need to do a great job creating our team marks, locker room cultures, and player-coach relationships, so those narratives evolve and develop their own allegiances and rivalries."

from Inside Lacrosse
Optimism does not abound as the National Lacrosse League and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association negotiate for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Friday October 26, 2018 10:00AM
from LaxAllStars.com
Joel White (Cortland) is an alumnus of Syracuse University where he was a 3x All-American and a first-team all-American his Junior and Senior year. He was also a Tewaraaton trophy finalist those years as well as winning the McLaughlin award for the nations best midfielder. This made him the first defensemen to ever win that award. He also won 2 national championships during his time at Syracuse.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The greatest moment in David Mather’s life took place in the cage at Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse — site of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Mather, a 22-year-old backup goalie for the U.S. indoor team, was inserted into the game against Lyle Thompson and the Iroquois Nationals. He had two saves already when the U.S. was called for too many men on the floor, a violation that eventually resulted in a penalty shot.

from Capital District Lax
Graduation Year: 2020
Position: Midfield
High School: Ballston Spa HS
High School Coach: Don Nowc
Club: ADK 2020

Thursday October 25, 2018 11:15AM
from Paul Rabil
In October of 2018, Paul Rabil and the best professional lacrosse players in the world decided to start the Premier Lacrosse League. The revolutionary, tour-based model, will showcase the game like it's never been done before. Welcome to The League.

from The Lacrosse Network
Paul Rabil heads to TLN HQ to answer questions shortly following the official announcement of the new Premier Lacrosse League. RJ asks Paul questions that have been repeatedly asked on social media following a news leak about the league two weeks prior. Those questions surround the 6 team (tour based model), player compensation, as well as details surrounding the PLL’s network television deal with NBC .

from the Newburyport News
NEWBURYPORT — Since her arrival at Newburyport High School, Maggie Pons has been one of the most prolific scorers in the girls lacrosse program’s history. Now, with two full seasons still to play, she has secured her future in college after committing to Cornell University.

from Inside Lacrosse
If you are a member of the Major League Lacrosse player pool, you might have been drafted Wednesday night without knowing.

The league held a supplemental draft Wednesday night, numerous people associated with MLL teams as well as college coaches confirmed. The league confirmed in a statement Thursday, delivered through an outside PR firm.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Akron High School 2019 defenseman-LSM Dustin Schultz of Buffalo Storm Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Medaille College.

12:15AM
from The Auburn Citizen
Lacrosse is returning to Cayuga Community College. CCC announced in a press release Wednesday that the college will be fielding a men's lacrosse team starting with the 2019-20 academic year, with a women's team expected to follow.

from US Lacrosse
The President’s Cup, a signature event of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), will feature more than 300 teams competing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from Nov. 16-18 in one of the sport’s biggest recruiting showcases.

from Athletics
The official announcement of the creation of Premier Lacrosse League, led by former Major League Lacrosse MVP Paul Rabil, came Monday morning, and it generated a lot of buzz. One of the items that caught a lot of attention was the list of 140 players that reportedly were joining the new professional field lacrosse league, including Tom Schreiber, Kyle Harrison and Matt Danowski.

For those staying put in Major League Lacrosse, however, it is business as usual.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team’s training camp schedule. The camp will open on Saturday, Nov. 3 at KeyBank Center. The training camp schedule is highlighted by three preseason games and two open practice opportunities.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis. The rule changes will be included in the 2019 US Lacrosse Boys’ and Girls’ Field Lacrosse Rulebooks, with a delayed implementation requirement to allow for product development by equipment manufacturers.

from the Watertown Daily Times
The game, against the Watertown All-Stars, is at Case Middle School gym, 1237 Washington St. The family-friendly event features audience participation and comedy.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that individual tickets for the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League campaign will go on sale Monday, Oct. 22 at 11:00 a.m. The Knighthawks will open their historic 25th season on Saturday, Dec. 8 when they host the New England Black Wolves at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Christopher’s (VA) 2020 goalie Walker Wallace has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University and begin the admissions process.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
St. Ursula Academy (OH) 2020 midfield/draw specialist Carlin Pendell of Major Force Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I had a great time at the 2018 induction dinner and ceremony Sunday night in East Syracuse, but somehow I missed the news that US Lacrosse was “down-sizing” and reducing its number of regional chapters. Upstate New York Chapter president David Alexander promised in the evening’s opening remarks that the organization would stay intact, but it would be re-branded and take on a new name – the Upstate Lacrosse Foundation – by mid-November.

from Bloomberg
Paul Rabil and Mike Rabil, co-founders of the Premier Lacrosse League, discuss the new league and the popularity of the sport with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."

from LaxAllStars.com
While we don’t know everything yet, we do know some things. And from those facts, we can lay out what assumptions we can assume as well as what questions still need to be answered. The most important question to ask about this though is simple — what does this mean for lacrosse?

from US Lacrosse
Colgate, Delaware, Drexel, Hobart, Lafayette, Penn, Robert Morris and Syracuse competed in the sixth-annual University City Classic at Penn Park in Philadelphia.

from Inside Lacrosse
As redshirt junior defender Nick Mellen described the difference in this year’s Syracuse men’s lacrosse team a thin, yet noticeable, piece of facial hair moved with his mouth.

Mellen’s mustache isn’t considered one of the best on the team, that title has been reserved for senior attack Brad Voigt, who started the movement among the team. Voigt, one of several candidates to fill Brendan Bomberry’s role at attack, started a fundraising page for Syracuse men’s lacrosse as a part of HEADstrong’s Lax Stache Madness campaign.

from US Lacrosse
When I referee men’s club games I am sometimes asked: “Why aren’t you playing today?” The short and funny answer is: “I’m not getting paid $50 bucks to play, but I do get paid to ref.” The more truthful answer is: “I don’t want to play.”

I rarely give out that second answer because I get many perplexed looks. Few understand why I prefer blowing a whistle over playing. Truth is, if I never picked up a lacrosse stick again for the rest of my life, I would still be happy. You see, I love lacrosse, but I never really liked playing. And that is a significant distinction.

from OCC Athletics
Onondaga Community College’s Men’s Lacrosse program celebrated its 11th National Junior College Athletic Association title one more time when team members received their national championship rings October 13. The rings were handed out as part of the OCC Lacrosse annual family reunion. Former OCC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse players participated in alumni games that day on Chuck Wilbur Field at Lazer Stadium.

12:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
NEW YORK – The Premier Lacrosse League announced its entrance in the sports world, bringing fast-paced action, the world’s top players, unprecedented access to the game for fans in venue and at home, and a unique tour-based model to professional lacrosse.

140+ PLL Player Commits

from Niagara Athletics
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara senior midfielder Hailey D'Hont {Pittsford) and senior attacks Caroline Crump and Rachel MacCheyne (Webster Schroeder) were named captains of the 2019 women's lacrosse team, head coach Wendy Stone announced on Monday.

Monday October 22, 2018 9:45AM

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Iroquois Nationals have named Curt Styres the general manager for the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager will lead the four-time silver medalists into next year’s worlds in Langley, BC.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Pittsford Sutherland 2020 attack Teaghan Wehner of Monster Elite Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Niagara University.

from US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter
On Friday, November 2nd, the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will install its 26th class. The event will take place at the Burgundy Basin Inn on Marsh Road in Pittsford with a social hour beginning at 6:00 pm. The 2018 class includes five individuals and two teams as follows.

from LaxRecords.com
I have compiled a list of some of the players to watch for the upcoming season and breaking it down to the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021. This list is not intended to be a ranking of the best players in the state. Instead, it is meant to shine a light on players who earned post-season accolades or anticipated to make an impact in future seasons as recommended by coaches.

2020 Boys To Watch

Sunday October 21, 2018 10:30AM
from Bird Brown / Carroll County Times
I remember years ago when I was coaching lacrosse, I made a substitution for a young player, inserting a kid that maybe wasn’t as talented as the one he was replacing but still deserving of his time on the field in a youth lacrosse game. One of the parents made a comment like, “why is he putting that kid in, he’s terrible.”

Unbeknownst to that parent, she was standing right next to the mother of the kid that was coming in.

from Capital District Lax

from LaxAllStars.com
Paul is one of the most well known and respected people in the entire sport of lacrosse. He has been one of ESPN's top lacrosse analysts and sideline reporters since 2010. He is also a sideline reporter for ESPN's college football coverage. He played lacrosse at Syracuse, and helped lead the Orange to a National Title in 1995.


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40AM
from LaxAllStars.com
Matt Abbott is a graduate of Syracuse University where he was a two-time All-American. He was a third-team All-American as a Junior, and a first-team All-American as a Senior. His senior year, as team co-captain for Syracuse, he won the 2008 national championship. That year, Matt was also a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist. He was a member of the Team USA in 2014, and 2018. He now plays in the MLL for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that individual tickets for the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League campaign will go on sale Monday, Oct. 22 at 11:00 a.m. The Knighthawks will open their historic 25th season on Saturday, Dec. 8 when they host the New England Black Wolves at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

Friday October 19, 2018 10:40AM
from MPNnews.com
The only thing worse than recovering in a hospital with numerous broken bones is recovering in a hospital far from home.

That’s where Tim Hay of Victor finds himself this week following a car accident in Ohio. But friends and family are hoping the father of former Victor lacrosse and basketball player Tanner Hay and current Victor football and lacrosse player Camden Hay will soon be home. A GoFundMe page was created to help cover the cost of a medical transport to get Hay back to a Rochester hospital. His wife Shannon is in Akron with Tim.


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
The word that keeps being repeated by Randy Mearns is “visionary.” Mearns is heading up the St. Bonaventure men’s lacrosse program as it begins NCAA DI play this spring. The positivity resonates through Mearns. He says without wavering that St. Bonaventure will win an NCAA championship.

from Skidmore Athletics
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team will host a prospect day on Dec. 2, 2018 at Wachenheim Field.

from US Lacrosse
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for the care and treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly referred to as concussion. Based on the latest science, the goal of the CDC’s Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Guideline is to help healthcare providers take appropriate action to improve the health of young patients.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Devin Arkison (Devo) Arkison started his lacrosse journey in Summit, New Jersey where he earned All-America honors as a high school player. He played on to state championship teams at Summit high school and was named New Jersey player of the year as a senior. He went on to be a 3-time All-American defenseman at Hobart College where he played on 4 Dave Urick coached Division III National Championship teams.


Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell Big Red hosted the Maryland Terrapins on October 14, 2018 in a fall ball match-up at Schoellkopf Field.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The 25th Annual Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford. The early bird cost is $40 if you reserve your tickets before Friday, Oct. 26. Kids 5 and under are free. The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The induction ceremony will take place after dinner at 8:00 p.m. The registration form is located online at bit.ly/USLacrosseHOFdinner.

from Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Skidmore College men's lacrosse head coach Joseph Martin has named his captains for the 2019 season on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The first-year head coach selected seniors Eric Megnia, Colby Farnham, and Logan Hart, and junior Colin McClure to lead the Thoroughbreds on and off the field.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Dexter Southfield (MA) 2020 midfield/defender Amel Vernon of Laxachusetts has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I’ve been watching this one guy play for several years now, and I’ve become a big fan. I’ve seen him play all over Central New York – in Oswego, Baldwinsville, Skaneateles, Cazenovia, as well as less-likely places like Nelson and Pulaski.

Here’s the twist: he’s not a lacrosse player – well, not any more, at least.

from huntva / YouTube
Fall Ball filmed at the University of Albany on Oct. 13, 2018.

from Hometown Life
“It was probably one of the top experiences in my life,” Daschke said. “You get to go to a place like that, the Onondaga Nation up in New York. It’s the birthplace of lacrosse. It’s the mecca of lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Sheryl Swoopes. Billie Jean King. Megan Rapinoe. Elena Delle Donne. Abby Wambach. Martina Navratilova. Liz Hogan.

Your first thought may be, “Are you serious, Liz? Grouping yourself with those elite athletes?” To be honest, you’d probably be right—if that was how the group was categorized. But skill level doesn’t define this group. It’s also not the sport we play, the color of our skin, or our nationality. No, what defines us is that we are all athletes. Gay athletes.

from Inside Lacrosse
ITHACA, N.Y. — It was an unseasonably warm October afternoon on the campus of Cornell University on Saturday. Maryland made the trip north to play the Big Red in a fallball scrimmage in front of a good crowd of fans at Schoellkopf Field. The teams played with an energy that felt like there was more on the line than just bragging rights from a game played in the fall. Some of the NCAA’s best players were on the field, including two players who are in the early conversation for the Tewaaraton in Maryland’s Jared Bernhardt and Cornell’s Jeff Teat.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
General Brown High School 2019 goalie Brendan Eyestone of Upstate Elite ULC Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Mercyhurst University.

Sunday October 14, 2018 10:15AM
from CNYCentral.com
The Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse program is once again at the top of the mountain, and Saturday's event proved it. The Lazers received their 2018 National Championship rings during alumni weekend, as players and coaches gathered on Chuck R. Wilbur Field for the event.

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from The Daily Gazette
Saturday saw four teams meet at UAlbany for fall ball scrimmages, with Army and Vermont joining UAlbany and Johns Hopkins. In past falls, UAlbany had traveled to Baltimore to take part in scrimmages, but Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala — a former college teammate of Scott Marr at Johns Hopkins — came up with the idea for UAlbany to host this year’s event so Kyle Marr could get a chance to play at his father’s school.

from Inside Lacrosse
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the University at Albany was the site of HEADstrong’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic. In addition to host Albany, the event included Johns Hopkins, Army West Point, and Vermont. Play began during a cool fall rain on the grass fields at UAlbany, which previously served as the training camp location of the New York Giants.

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:45AM
from US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter

from LaxAllStars.com

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits will kick off their season with White Out Night presented by Louie’s Texas Red Hots for the home opener on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. against the Toronto Rock, where the team will debut their new white throwback jerseys and there will be a magnet schedule giveaway for fans.

from US Lacrosse
In 2017, US Lacrosse records indicated there were approximately 17,000 men’s and women’s lacrosse officials around the country — a record number to serve the growing needs of the sport. In 2018, we saw a drop of more than 1,000 officials from the ranks. Where did they go?

from TopLaxRecruits.com
General Brown High School 2019 goalie Carson Pickeral of Rhino Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Nazareth College.

Friday October 12, 2018 9:35AM
from NDNSports.com
The Haudenosaunee Nationals have pegged NJCAA National Champion Monroe Community College Ronald (Ronnie) Davis to lead the U19 team to victory in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. Davis came highly recommended across Haudenosaunee Territory, recruiting and training some of the Haudenosaunee team’s top talent in players like 2X All-American Attacker Dana Isaacs and 2015 U19 Haudenosaunee Nationals defender Tsiotenhariio Herne.

from Capital District Lax
The ability to navigate through change is a characteristic shared by many successful organizations. Part of the appeal of sport is seeing how your team prepares for and responds to change. In pro sports, this includes free-agency and drafts; while in college sports, the focus is on recruitment, and player development. Following the program’s first Final Four appearance, the UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Team is in the midst of change. Among the changes for the Great Danes to navigate:

from LaxAllStars.com
We are baa-acck! With another juicy episode of Outside the Eight. This is Part 1 of a two episodes with the amazing, fearless, dare I say tenacious Trenna Hill. Prepare to get schooled on a few things including what it means to grow up playing lacrosse as a Native American girl, a breakdown of the Creator's Game, persevering through a lot of tough stuff, and creating avenues for future generations of female lacrosse players.

from LaxAllStars.com
Hey Hey! Here it is, the second half of the conversation with the amazing, fearless, dare I say tenacious Trenna Hill. On this Part Deux of the episode we dive into Trenna's time playing at Syracuse, Native American culture, how women's lacrosse fits into all of that, and finally Trenna's film debut!

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from SUNY Oswego Athletics
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego State men's lacrosse team wraps up its fall season with a home scrimmage against Cazenovia College and SUNY Poly at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Laker Turf Stadium. Saturday's contests are more than a final test of the semester, however, as it is also a fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Institute, located in Rochester, N.Y.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse program will be hosting the HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Albany Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the grass fields adjacent to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

In addition to the Great Danes, the four-team tournament includes Johns Hopkins, Vermont and Army. UAlbany will face Johns Hopkins at 11 a.m. and Army at 1 p.m. In other games, Army faces Vermont at 11 a.m., and John Hopkins faces Vermont at 1 p.m.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Yorktown and Syracuse alum and Hall of Famer Tim Nelson is one of the most prolific passers in the history of lacrosse. I call him the Magic Johnson of lacrosse because of his ability to see teammates open seemingly out of the back of his head and distribute spectacular basketball like look away passes.

from Hamilton College
Members of Hamilton’s men’s lacrosse team recently volunteered in Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program at Clinton High School. Clinton United Methodist Church joined with the national Rise Against Hunger organization to package over 40,000 meals.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
During the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League season, the Rochester Knighthawks will celebrate their historic 25th season. To kick off the team’s silver season, the Knighthawks, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, Inc., announced the start of fan voting for the franchise’s All-Time Team.

Thursday October 11, 2018 10:55AM
from Inside Lacrosse
It can seem like a tall task, taking over a program that has been helmed by someone for a significant period of time, but UAlbany’s new Head Coach Katie Rowan feels like her career path has prepared her well to direct the Great Danes.

from LaxAllstars.com
Tim Martin, the coach from the Oneida Lake Pirates contacted me to make a large team order of wooden lacrosse sticks for the team. The Pirates are a youth lacrosse team based out of Syracuse, New York. Helping out young lacrosse teams is very important to me. These kids live for the game, and to help them learn the traditional aspects of the sport is a bonus.

from the Watertown Daily Times
In 2018, Pickeral made 202 saves and recorded a save percentage of .628 in helping to lead the Lions to an undefeated season in the Frontier League at 7-0 as well as to the Section 3 lacrosse final in Class D.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Hailey Wagner’s mentality has always been “just a little bit different.”

Marist women’s lacrosse coach Jessica Wilkinson took notice immediately. As a freshman, Wagner just carried herself in a unique way. She worked a little harder, lifted a little harder and studied a little harder.

from Inside Lacrosse
I have been fortunate to be a head coach since 2012 and have loved every class I have come to lead. However, I am astounded that in just 8 seasons, the incoming freshman that I welcome into my program in the class of 2018 have experienced such a starkly different existence than my class of 2012, and furthermore, have no understanding of the disconnected existence I experienced in my four years of high school.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Nick Damude (day-mewd) to a two-year deal. The Pelham, Ontario, native was one of the most coveted goalies in the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:00AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Fans will have an opportunity to get their first look at the 2019 Big Red men's lacrosse team this weekend when the squad plays host to Maryland and Nazareth College. Both games will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon and 3 p.m., respectively at Schoellkopf Field.

from NLL.com
PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2018 – Along with the recent relocation of NLL Productions from Oakville, Ontario to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the National Lacrosse League announced today the addition of three new members of the team to complement the upgraded, new space. The NLL Productions studio is now on-site at the NLL League office in downtown Philadelphia, allowing the staff to provide more behind-the-scenes content to fans from the league office and teams. Joining the NLL Productions staff are Renee Washington, Devan Kaney, and Richard Owens.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Yeah, inspired by the Kurt Russell and Robin Williams movie The Best of Times, I took charge and planned, publicized, organized, and promoted this past weekend’s 40-year Reunion. Cross that one off the “to-do” list.

from KUSI.com
The first two picks of the National Lacrosse League’s newest team, the San Diego Seals, paid a visit to the KUSI studios on Monday. And as Austin Staats and Connor Fields quickly found out, they would be talking about a lot more than indoor lacrosse! (Video 5:20)


Monday October 8, 2018 8:00PM
from Inside Lacrosse
Few coaches have the legacy and success of Dave Urick. Now, he has a stadium to his name. Hobart renamed the stadium at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation in Urick’s honor. Now, the Statesmen play on Boswell Field at David J. Urick Stadium. (Video 2:20)

from Elmira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College Vice President of Athletics Pat Thompson is pleased to welcome Brendan Gorman as the next head coach of the Soaring Eagle men's lacrosse program. Gorman becomes the fifth head coach in program history and will take the reins from Elmira's longest-tenured coach, Preston Chapman, who stepped down to assume a new role as EC's Director of Athletic Events and Operations and Manager of the Murray Athletic Center.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have acquired a first-round pick in the 2021 National Lacrosse League draft from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for goaltender Alex Buque, the team announced. The move is pending league approval.

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from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team welcomed back over 50 of its alumni and played an intra-squad scrimmage in Saturday's Orange Alumni Classic.

Scrimmage Photos | Legends Photos

Between a pair of goals each from Sergio Salcido and Mike Iocono, the White Legends took down the Blue Legends in the Alumni Game. During the intra-squad a balanced effort gave both squads some up-tempo play and an even contest. Eighteen different players scored a combined 22 goals in the intra-squad game.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
When Navy went on a five-goal run in the third quarter to cut the lead to just one for the U.S. under-19 women’s national team, a quick transition play led to a momentum-shifting goal from Team USA midfielder Elle Hansen, who is currently a freshman at Northwestern.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lancaster High School 2020 draw specialist/attack Maddie Mazur of Stampede Lax has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.

from Capital District Lax
We got our first look at the 2019 UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse team today, as they scrimmaged former Danes in the program’s annual Alumni Game. The current Danes came out on top over a star studded alumni team, which included current/past MLL players Adam Osika, Justin Reh, John Maloney, Tim Cox, and Kyle McClancy, as well as other recent Albany stars JD Colarusso, Bennett Drake, Eli Lasda, Derrick Eccles, and more.

Sunday October 7, 2018 12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Griffin Cook likes to joke that his decision to play lacrosse at Syracuse University was made almost at birth. He's stretching the truth, but not by much. And Saturday, he began to show what a natural fit he could be with the Orange.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
John Danowski admitted the feeling was strange — stepping onto Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Less than three months removed from the gold medal match, where the U.S. won shocked Canada on a last-second goal from Tom Schreiber, he was back with the national team for a competitive game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that draft pick Leland Powless has signed a one-year deal. The 21-year-old forward joins the Knighthawks from the Junior “A” Six Nations Arrows.

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:00AM
from the Daily Gazette
ALBANY — University at Albany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr confirmed Friday that sophomore Tehoka Nanticoke is not participating in the program’s fall ball events.

“He’s not with us,” Marr said. “He’s back at home, and he’s not going to be with us for the fall.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Anyone concerned about a championship hangover should know that as a team, these Bulldogs have scored even better than last year’s group. The incoming freshman class, ranked No. 2 by Inside Lacrosse, has better metrics than the senior class that first operated under this system in 2014.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
John Danowski, head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. national team, will reunite with assistant coaches Joe Amplo, Tony Resch and Seth Tierney — as well as seven of the 23 players who carried Team USA to the world championship in Israel — this weekend for the Team USA Fall Classic at Tierney Field in Sparks, Md.

from Utica College Athletics
The Utica College men's lacrosse program celebrated its 20th annual alumni game and reception as part of the College's Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 28th. Following a spirited alumni game on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium, the Pioneers gathered to present the program's annual individual awards. A highlight of the ceremony included the announcement of the Ben Winkler '12 Memorial "44" Award, which will be presented to a senior lacrosse player that best exemplified what Ben stood for: hard work, dedication, and being the ultimate teammate.

from Colgate Athletics
A strong schedule, the Raiders are to face four different teams that appeared in the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Wagner (March 2), Mercer (March 12), Navy (March 16), and Loyola Maryland (April 20). A new opponent, it also marks the first time the Raiders will play Mercer in program history.

from Inside Lacrosse
It was at Siena, that Liam Gleason realized he was drawn to coaching. Fresh off his playing career at Albany, he ended up working a Siena camp with then-head coach Brian Brecht. Next thing, he was on Brecht's staff from 2008-10, coaching the Saints' defense while figuring out exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Friday October 5, 2018 11:00AM
from William Smith Athletics
Head Lacrosse Coach Anne Phillips invites high school girls lacrosse players to the William Smith Lacrosse Prospect Day on Sunday, Oct. 21. The one-day clinic runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. --If the name Mike Powell merely stokes memories of one the greatest lacrosse players in Syracuse University history, boy do we have something to tell you.

Mike joins Brent Axe on Episode 44 of the Syracuse Sports Podcast to talk a little lacrosse, but mostly for a deep dive on his new album 'Shelter Without Walls,' out everywhere on October 5.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Knighthawks are happy to announce Rochester's first ever real box lacrosse league happening this Fall/Winter. This hybrid training/league will teach your son the fundamentals of box lacrosse and give him live game experience.

This 8 week program will include 2 weeks of box training practices, and 6 weeks of games, with playoffs in the final two weeks. After the two training sessions, players will be broken up in to four teams. Each game will begin with some box training skills prior to the start of the game. Games will be reffed by certified USBOXLA referees. Teams will be coached by experienced box lacrosse coaches in the Rochester area as well as a current Rochester Knighthawks player Brad Gillies.

from Lax Sports Network
Travis Eldridge caught up with Yale face off specialist TD Ierlan to discuss his transfer from Albany and adjusting to life at a new program. (Video 6:51)

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have re-signed assistant coach Marshall Abrams to a two-year deal. The former Knighthawks standout joined the staff last season and helped Rochester advance to the National Lacrosse League Finals.

Thursday October 4, 2018 4:45PM
from Syracuse Athletics
Players from seven decades of Syracuse lacrosse, including members of 11 NCAA Championship rosters and players who combined for 27 All-America honors will suit up in Saturday's Orange Alumni Classic Legends' Game.

from the Livingston County News
The vote marks the return of a sport FLCC previously offered from 1998 through 2008, though it was discontinued due to limited availability of coaches and lack of interest among athletes.

“In recent years, girls’ lacrosse at the high school level has surged in popularity. Today, there are more students interested in playing and a larger pool of good coaches,” said Bob Lowden, FLCC athletic director

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced that U.S. men’s indoor team coach Regy Thorpe will speak to high school and youth boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.

Thorpe, also the associate head women’s lacrosse coach at Syracuse under Gary Gait, will lead the U.S. in the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Wednesday he named 32 players to the U.S. training team on the heels of the program’s Sept. 27-29 participation in the Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational.

10:50AM
from OCC Athletics
For many lacrosse enthusiasts the name Thompson resonates much like the name Manning does in the National Football League. Despite the fame and name recognition that comes with being part of the first family of lacrosse, both Jeremy and Jerome take each day in stride. They grew up in longhouses and like most Native American children were provided a lacrosse stick while still in their crib due to the significance of the sport in their culture. This instrument of play would be something both would cherish and would provide them endless opportunities and responsibilities.

from NLL.com
Following this past weekend’s Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational, U.S. indoor team head coach Regy Thorpe has announced that 32 players have advanced to the U.S. training team in preparation for the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

from Houghton Athletics
HOUGHTON, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League will be holding an open team practice followed by a clinic at the Houghton College Kerr-Pegula Field House on Saturday, November 10. There is no cost to attend the practice, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., The clinic will be held immediately following the practice and run until 1 p.m.

from Syracuse.com
SU has been practicing with the clock and also played with it Sunday in a pair of scrimmages against Marist and Binghamton. The early reviews from the Orange, as you might imagine, are glowing.

from WNYPapers.com
Niagara University women's lacrosse assistant coach Alice Mercer, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team since 2015, is rejoining the national team to take part in the 2018 Team USA Fall Classic. The event will be held at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 6.

from Cornell Athletics
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. indoor team head coach Regy Thorpe has announced that Cornell alumni Connor Buczek '15, Rob Pannell '13 and Jake Pulver '18 have been named to the US Indoor Training Team in advance of the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The Big Red trio are among 32 players selected following this past weekend's Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Katie Rowan grew up just a few miles from the University of Albany in nearby Delmar and graduated from Bethlehem High School (N.Y.) in 2005. The Albany area is — and always has been — home for the former Syracuse star. After spending three years as head coach of the Wagner women’s lacrosse team, Rowan was named the head coach of the Great Danes in June. There won’t be a parade with a marching band, but this is definitely a homecoming.

from LaxAllStars.com
Thompson Brothers Lacrosse won their third LASNAI title, defeating USA Blue by a score of 11-6. Lyle Thompson was transcendent as always, and was selected as the tournament MVP. Having seen Lyle Thompson play throughout his college days and at the 2018 FIL World Championships in Israel, it seems like he just gets better with age. He is just as incredible at box lacrosse as he is on the field, maybe even more so.

from US Lacrosse
Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller will get her first look at the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 team during this weekend’s Team USA Fall Classic, which will double as a training weekend for the U19 squad.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Westhampton Beach HS (NY) 2020 goalie Andrew Arcuri of LI Empire Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to meet the 2019 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2018.

from LaxRecords.com
Use the listings below to plan your schedule and maximize your recruiting efforts. If you have specific questions about any of the listings below, please contact the camp or showcase directly. LaxRecords only lists the camps but does not run them.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:45PM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
You know the song.

But if you’ve ever paid attention to Harry Chapin’s lyrics, you know that it’s not a simple lullaby; it’s a song of heartache and regret. Ironically, the son turns into the same man as his father, who was always too busy to spend some quality time with his son…

Well, déjà vu all over again.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Tucker Dordevic will miss all of his team's fall competition with an injury. Orange coach John Desko, in his first media availability of the fall on Tuesday, said Dordevic will be ready to go by the start of spring practice. He would not specify what the injury is or when it was incurred.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Saturday’s Team USA Fall Classic doubleheader between the U.S. men’s and women’s teams against Yale and James Madison, respectively, will be streamed live and free of charge on several US Lacrosse social media channels (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) and on Lax Sports Network.

from Dom Starsia / Inside Lacrosse
There is a lot of talk these days about whether the introduction of a shot clock this fall will result in a proliferation of zone defense. Especially since the 2011 season, when we switched to a zone defense about two-thirds into the regular season and went on to win the national championship, I was constantly asked to talk and give clinics about zone defense.

9:45AM

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The remainder of the 24-man U.S. team is made up primarily of players that competed on the training team leading up to the world championship and include some major stars, including 2014 U.S. team member Matt Abbott, 2018 MLL Defensive Player of the Year Matt Dunn and past Tewaaraton finalists Myles Jones, Matt Kavanagh, Connor Kelly, Will Manny and JoJo Marasco.

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from the Georgia Swarm
A midfielder during his collegiate career, Bomberry led the Orange during his senior season in goals. As its team captain, Bomberry finished with 36 points (28G, 8A), 17 ground balls, and four caused turnovers. The Osweken, Ontario native played for Team Iroquois in the 2018 FIL World Championship in Israel, earning the bronze medal with teammates, the Thompson Brothers and Randy Staats, familiar faces to Bomberry throughout his lacrosse career.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Chase Martin to a one-year deal. The goaltending prospect brings a winning pedigree to the Knighthawks after backstopping his teams to a trio of championships.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. indoor national team took a trip to Syracuse, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in the Lax All Stars North American Invitational as part of the tryout process for the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. The roster was split into two squads: USA Blue and USA White. Competing against some of the best indoor players in the world, the U.S. indoor team took home second (USA Blue) and third (USA White). Photos by Greg Wall.

Monday October 1, 2018 10:30AM
from CNYCentral.com
The Thompson Brothers are quietly growing the game of lacrosse across American, and the world, for that matter. However, when they have some down time, they like to spend it playing the game they love.

from CNYCentral.com
For the sixth straight year, Le Moyne College hosted four men's lacrosse programs, including itself, to play in the Room2Smile Fall Classic. In the early games, Onondaga Community College took on SUNY Cortland, while Le Moyne met the Red Dragons next.

from Inside Lacrosse
Four of the top teams from Upstate New York kicked off their fall events this past Sunday at Le Moyne College in the sixth annual Room 2 Smile Fall Classic Lacrosse Tournament. The teams in action were DII powerhouse and host Le Moyne, DIII contenders Cortland and RIT, and JUCO juggernaut OCC.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON, MA – October 1, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced its 2019 schedule start date with a further focus on its players. In an effort to better accommodate its rookies, and those MLL players who are currently NCAA coaches, the 2019 schedule will shift to a post Memorial Day start, beginning on Friday, May 31, 2019.

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from The Lacrosse Network
The BIGGEST news to hit the sport in years. Colin and Samir run back a brief history of pro lacrosse and break down what we currently know about the new league.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Palmyra-Macedon High School (NY) 2020 attack/midfield Andra Savage of Monster Elite has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Towson University.