The U.S. indoor national team entered Saturday night’s Lax All Stars North American Invitational with two chances at reaching the final. USA White and Blue had passed every test pitted against them and progressed with each matchup.
Unfortunately for Regy Thorpe and his staff — but possibly welcomed by the crowd at Onondaga Nation Arena — only one team got a shot at winning the LASNAI. USA Blue came back to shock Goldstar Tel Aviv and advance to the championship game against Thompson Brothers Lacrosse, which had beaten USA White in the other semifinal matchup.
The Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival, celebrating the Creator's Game that has spread from the land of the Onondaga Indigenous Nation across the globe, returned to its birthplace on the shores of Onondaga Lake today.
Kirk Ventiquattro coached all the Powell brothers at Carthage (N.Y.) High School and served as Ryan’s presenter.
“Ryan always had stardom written all over him,” Ventiquattro said. “Ryan was just so hard working and so determined to be a superstar.
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.
The first step toward Saturday's Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Lacrosse Festival in Syracuse began six years ago, at the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus territory. The Senecas brought together lacrosse players from throughout the Six Nations. They used wooden sticks and a leather ball in what the Iroquois describe as a "medicine game, a traditional means of thanksgiving, spiritual clarity and healing.
USA White was treated to a battle with Frog Pond Maulers and NLL top pick Austin Staats — a game that featured 12 penalties in just 30 minutes of action. USA Blue faced the host Onondaga Redhawks, backed by a partisan crowd in the primetime matchup.
Carly Richards (Niskayuna) is the most prolific scorer in Potsdam women's lacrosse history. On Saturday night, she'll become just the second member of the relatively young program to be inducted into the Bears Hall of Fame.
Created in 1957, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame seeks to honor the best of the best. Players, coaches, officials and game contributors who have shaped and pioneered the sport since its early origins in the United States are among the over 400 enshrinees.
The Class of 2018 features Kevin Cassese, Leigh Buck Friedman, A.J. Haugen, Alex Kahoe, Phyllis Kilgour, David Morrow, Ryan Powell, Denise Wescott, and Tami Worley Kirby.
This weekend will see some of the first action with the 80-second shot clock. Notable fallball events include the Room2Smile Tournament held at Le Moyne, as well as scrimmages at Binghamton featuring the Bearcats, Marist and Syracuse.
The Canisius women's lacrosse team has announced that registration for its Alumni Weekend festivities is currently open.
The annual event kicks off October 12, when the Golden Griffins host St. Bonaventure for a fall-ball matchup at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the current Griffs will take on the alumni at 2:30 p.m., followed by a meet and greet with the current players. The weekend will be capped off by an Alumni Social at Soho Buffalo with men's lacrosse at 7:30 p.m.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced season ticket and individual game ticket prices for the 2018-19 season.
Season tickets for 2018-19 range from $10 to $33 per game, saving fans up to $67 for the season. Season tickets will include all nine Bandits home games and the team’s first playoff game. Individual game tickets start at $15.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse fans who want to make a short drive south on Sunday can get a sneak peak of the 2019 Orange squad.
SU is visiting Binghamton for a three-team scrimmage that also includes Marist. The competition takes place at the Bearcats Sports Complex and is free and open to the public.
The USA Blue squad defeated the Czech Developmental Team 11-2 behind four goals and two assists from Marcus Holman and three goals and two assists from Connor Kelly.
The USA White team beat the Akwesasne Aces 10-0, breaking away in the second half after a 3-0 halftime lead. Jake Pulver paced the way with two goals and two assists while Rob Pannell added two goals and an assist and Taylor Stuart had a goal and two assists.
Regy Thorpe shares his lacrosse journey. But before that Cornell Alum and All American Steve Paletta shares his experience as the coach of high girls team with 3 African American players and they have had to endure do to subconscious bias on the field.
A banner 2018 season continued for Austin Staats as he was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 National Lacrosse League (NLL) entry draft. Staats was selected by the expansion San Diego Seals franchise.
Staats led Onondaga Community College to a junior college national championship in the spring, scoring 43 goals with 32 assists in just 11 games. He finished his two-year career at Onondaga with 156 points. This summer, Staats scored 16 goals in helping the Iroquois Nationals win a bronze medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Israel.
PHILADELPHIA – University at Albany men’s lacrosse alum Connor Fields (Bishop Timon), one of the most decorated athletes in program history, was selected in the first round of Tuesday night’s National Lacrosse League (NLL) First-Year Player Draft. He was one of two Great Danes chosen. AJ Kluck also was taken in the fourth round.
Only a tiny inner circle knew what Connor Fields was going through during his senior season at Albany. His coaches, parents, athletic trainers. Maybe one teammate, but only because his father helped provide Fields with the brace he wore to add stability to his right knee.
The 205-mile race was emblematic of [Dan] Brostek’s (Baldwinsville/Army West Point) determination. Entering his third year as the boys lacrosse coach at Bend High School, he chose to do it because he wanted to test his physical limits and show his players how to deal with adversity, not to mention raise more than $8,000 for the team’s operating costs on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe.
Brostek grew up playing lacrosse in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York. In 1996, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served in the U.S. Army until May 2001 before moving to Hartford, Connecticut, where he spent 15 years in what he called “corporate America.”
This weekend’s Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational (LASNAI) brings together more than 30 competitive box teams playing for a championship, but for two of the teams, the end goal will be very different.
The 39 players making up the USA Blue and USA White teams are some of the best box lacrosse players the United States has to offer, but their goal isn’t to hoist a championship trophy. Instead, their mission is to continue wearing their country’s colors.
With the announcement of a location coming soon and plenty more big news on the way, we thought it would be a good time to sit down with US Indoor Lacrosse’s (USIL) Graham D’Alvia to learn more about Team USA’s approach to the WJLC, and how they will fill out their team for 2019.
Lacrosse star Paul Rabil is starting a new outdoor league with a group of sports and media investors led by the Raine Group, setting up a battle with the existing league to secure the best players, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Syracuse Indoor Sports Center would like to welcome former Onondaga Community College head men's lacrosse coach Chuck Wilbur to our lacrosse staff. Wilbur guided the Lazers to their 11th national championship in 13 years. In his 17 seasons at OCC he has a 266-15 won-loss record.
Registration is open for Christmas break and February break camps.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) will be hosting the 2018 NLL Entry Draft on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Draft coverage will begin at 6:30PM EST and is open to the public. Fans will have the opportunity to come and witness the draft first hand, welcoming their team’s newest crop of talent. Download your ticket at http://bit.ly/2018DraftTix.
It was a shock in the college lacrosse world when Brendan Bomberry transferred from Denver after his sophomore year to play for the Syracuse Orange. The junior midfielder had just come off a season where he led the country with 11 man-up goals and was poised to make the jump from second midfield line to first. Instead, he bolstered an already potent Syracuse offense and was moved to attack in the middle of the season to capitalize on his scoring ability.
The National Lacrosse League Draft provides an excellent opportunity for the Buffalo Bandits to reload.
The Bandits own two of the first five picks in Tuesday's draft, slated for 6 p.m. at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. That includes the No. 3 pick, acquired from the Vancouver Stealth (which were recently renamed the Vancouver Warriors) in a trade back in 2014, and their own, No. 4 overall.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse program and head coach Katie Rowan have announced the team’s fall schedule ahead of the 2019 regular season. The schedule includes three tournament dates in between a pair of individual games to bookend the fall season.
Both Utah Lacrosse News and LaxAllStars are excited about this announcement. Lacrosse All Stars looks forward to expanding their United States national coverage, especially in a growing hotbed such as Utah. With the University of Utah men’s lacrosse team having officially moved to the NCAA Division I ranks, in addition to high school sanctioning taking place for the 2019-2020 season, LaxAllStars is excited to be at the forefront of the Western expansion of lacrosse.
This week also opened player movement. The only player to opt-in to player movement thus far is Pierce Bassett, goalie, #33 of the Charlotte Hounds. Players who have participated in at least five straight seasons in MLL and have an expiring contract may declare their intent to seek opportunities with other MLL teams. If that player agrees on a contract with a new team, his former team may receive compensation in the form of a collegiate draft pick.
I grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley near the United States military academy at West Point and a steady diet of Hall Famer Dick Edel coached Army lacrosse teams. I had the opportunity to sit down with two of West Points all-time best, goalie José Olivero and defenseman Bob Henry who both grew up on Long Island.
Seniors Jourdan Roemer (Irondequoit), Kayla O'Connell (HF-L), Jen Reininger (Irondequoit), and junior Riley Lucarelli (Lancaster) have been named Canisius women's lacrosse captains, head coach Allison Daley announced Friday.
"Each of these ladies lead with their heart, are exceptional role models for their teammates and are incredible people. They believe in our team and college and will continue to help our program move forward in a positive direction. I am excited to work with them this season on being all we can be."
From mid-September through October, your favorite teams return to the field for a period of self-discovery. New rules are in play, freshmen and transfers look to make their mark, coaches emphasize skills and teambuilding, players returning from injuries try to shake off the rust and we get to ruminate on what it all means when the real games start in the spring.
You can catch your first peek at the St. Bonaventure Men on Saturday in Ellicottville vs. John Carroll.
A three-day festival celebrating all things lacrosse starts today in Ellicottville and runs through this weekend, as players from both sides of the border will have the opportunity to compete throughout the village and beyond.
TAMPA FL, September 18, 2018 – Under Armour Inc. and SPEED Lacrosse have agreed to join forces to launch innovative
youth lacrosse leagues for boys and girls in grades K-8. SPEED Lacrosse Powered by Under Armour leagues will commence
play in 2018 and be available nationwide.
The NFHS Network has signed an agreement with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for streaming of NYSPHSAA State Championship events on its all-digital network. New York is the 43rd NFHS-member state association to join the NFHS Network. The agreement is for 10 years beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The Network will provide live streaming through its online subscription platform at www.NFHSNetwork.com.
The NFHS Network will also cover regular-season and postseason events around the state through five-year agreements with Sections 2, III, V, VI, VII, IX and X of the NYSPHSAA. The NFHS Network will be recognized as the exclusive streaming home to NYSPHSAA Championship events.
LASNAI is just one week away, and the team at Lacrosse All Stars is jazzed and ready to go for what should be an epic tournament. The tournament will be held on the Onondaga reservation in Upstate New York and is sure to be an exciting event.
We recently sat down with LaxAllStars Publisher and LASNAI co-creator Connor Wilson to talk about the tournament. A transcript of the email interview is posted below. Learn all about this young tournament that is attracting top talent from all around!
On Tuesday, at the Rochester Rotary lunch, President of Rochester Lead Works Pete Sarratori presented a check, on behalf of Aratari Auto Color and Detail, to Shirley’s Playland for $5,200. Knighthawks defenseman Brad Gillies, and team representatives Avery Light and Charlie Ragusa, were on hand to support sponsors Ed Aratari, and Pete and Lynn Sarratori.
The jersey numbers of John Tavares and Rich Kilgour hang next to each other in the rafters of KeyBank Center and starting this season, the two Buffalo Bandits greats will be standing next to each other behind the bench as head coaches.
The Buffalo Bandits are turning to a pair of former franchise legends to coach the team in 2018-2019.
John Tavares and Rich Kilgour, who served as assistants on Troy Cordingley’s staff, have been elevated to co-head coaches, while Cordingley has been reassigned to assistant general manager with a focus on scouting, the team announced Thursday.
“Nowhere near as gifted as either one of his brothers, but so determined that he figured out — what can I do?” Powell’s former Carthage High School (N.Y.) Kirk Ventrilquattro said. “He was a bull in a China shop. He always had a stick in his hand, always counting his reps, but never having enough.”
The Canisius men's lacrosse team has announced that registration for its Alumni Weekend festivities is now open.
The annual event will take place Oct. 12-13 and includes a variety of activities, featuring a luncheon and ring ceremony for the 2018 MAAC Champions, an alumni game between the alumni and current Golden Griffins roster and a happy hour gathering at Soho Buffalo.
As a player, Geremia-Mathers was a four-time All-America honoree who ranks fourth in NCAA history in scoring with 490 points as a player in both Division II and Division III. She began her collegiate career at SUNY Cortland, tallying SUNYAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-America honors in 2013, totaling 136 points on 62 goals and 74 assists. She followed that with 124 points (54 G, 70 A) as a sophomore, repeating as a First Team All-America selection and garnering SUNYAC Player of the Year and USILA Attacker of the Year laurels. After the season, she was one of 84 women chosen to try out for the U.S. National Team.
Geremia-Mathers transferred to Le Moyne for her final two seasons and was a Division II First Team All-American both years in helping lead the Dolphins to a Top 5 ranking each season. She was the USILA Division II Attacker of the Year in 2015, leading the team in scoring with 121 points on 67 goals and 54 assists. She was again the team’s scoring leader in 2016, finishing with 109 points on 59 goals and 50 assists.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse program will welcome back John Maloney (Victor) as an Assistant Coach and Connor Russell (Penfield) as a Volunteer Assistant this coming season, Head Coach Scott Marr has announced.
The Hall of Fame committee announced on Friday June 1, 2018, that Jen Benson '01 (softball), Daniel Landrigan '95 (men's lacrosse), Don Miller '07 (football) and David Vail '04 (men's lacrosse) will make up the 2018 induction class to the AU Athletics Hall of Fame. The aforementioned inductees will be recognized at half time of the football game versus SUNY Cortland on September 22, 2018. An on-campus banquet at 5:30 pm in Nevins Theater in Powell Campus Center will follow, celebrating their induction.
The USA Blue team will kick off the event with a 10:50 a.m. game on Thursday, Sept. 27 against the Czech Developmental Team at the Onondaga Fieldhouse. The winner of that game will advance to the round of 16 and play either the CatTail Kings, LaserSharks Blanco or Courage Game on Friday morning at 10:10 a.m. on the Onondaga Arena. A loss by the USA Blue on Thursday would have them playing on Friday morning at 9 a.m. on the Onondaga Fieldhouse.
The USA White team opens against the Akwesasne Aces on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:40 a.m. at the Onondaga Fieldhouse. The winner of the that game will play on Friday at 8 a.m. at the Onondaga Arena against Casey Powell World Lacrosse, Toronto Tigers or Brooklyn Dodgers. A loss by USA White on Thursday would have them playing on Friday morning at 9:50 a.m. at the Onondaga Fieldhouse.
High Schoo Girls Tournament At OCC
from OCC Athletics
A 7x7 high school girls tournament at Wilbur Field on the campus of Onondaga Community College October 21, beginning at 9AM. For more information you can email Coach Leea Sinay at email@example.com, or at 315-396-7516.
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with Harvest Lacrosse, will host the Second Annual Upstate Winter Shootout (UWS) from Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 3. The USBOXLA-sanctioned tournament includes teams from throughout the northeast region and Canada.
Along with former high school teammate Hannah Mardiney, Sarah Cooper had one of the best goodbyes to high school lacrosse that a player could ask for. As an established leader for Notre Dame Prep, she guided her defensive squad throughout the season, and most noticeably in the IAAM “A” championship, where they held the legendary McDonogh to its lowest goal production in three years. That game marked the first time the Blazers had seen a title win since 2003.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Head coach Randy Mearns has announced the fall ball schedule for the St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse team, another first in program history as the squad hits the turf for the first time.
BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2018 – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced that its owners voted unanimously to approve three significant changes to the league - all designed to invest in its players and further enhance the quality of competition on the field. The owners voted to approve an increase in the salary cap, an expansion of the game schedule, and the addition of one player to the Game Day Active Roster (GDAR).
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced Team USA and Duke men’s lacrosse coach John Danowski as a featured speaker for high school and youth boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.
Canisius women's lacrosse head coach Allison Daley announces the addition of eight newcomers to the Golden Griffins roster for the 2018-19 season on Monday.
"We are excited to welcome eight young ladies to our Golden Griffin Family," Daley said. "We are eager to continue building relationships with them and continuing to develop them both on and off the field. We believe they can make significant contributions, both athletically and academically."
Boston College H.S. (Mass.)’s Steve Lydon hadn’t coached his first varsity lacrosse game yet when one of his top freshmen players, IL. No. 1 defenseman Will Bowen, verbally committed to North Carolina in February 2014.
It’s been about two months since USA beat Canada for the FIL World Championship in Israel, maybe five or six weeks since we said good-bye to Lake Placid, and almost a month ago, the Denver Outlaws won their third MLL title in the past five years.
And, it’s been almost four months since Yale, Merrimack, Wesleyan, and OCC won their respective national championships, and we’re about five months away from the first games of the 2019 NCAA season.
So, time to come up for air and take a lacrosse breather, right?
No doubt you have all heard of the tremendous success of the Onondaga Community College lacrosse program, winning 11 national championships — including seven of them consecutively from 2009 to 2015. But did you know that two local brothers and coaches from Auburn, Mike and Joe Villano, were a huge part of that success? They are both retired from the program now, but their story is a great one that I know you’ll enjoy.
The 2018 LASNAI Schedule is now official, released, and available for perusal! We also have a FULL bracket, which explains where every team heads with a win or loss. With 34 teams it’s not quite as easy to figure out as a standard 32-team bracket, but it’s pretty darn close!
The Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival, celebrating the Creator’s Game that has spread from the land of the Onondaga Indigenous Nation across the globe, is returning to its birthplace on the shores of Onondaga Lake later this month.
Former William Smith College Head Lacrosse Coach Pat Genovese is one of three coaches elected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The class will be formally enshrined during an induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the IWLCA Annual Meetings at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
On Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., alumnae are invited to a meet and greet at Beef and Brew (283 Main St., Geneva). The opening draw of the alumnae game will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 on Boswell Field. Following the game there will be a tour of the Pat Price Genovese Team Room at 11 a.m.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - On March 21, 2017, St. Bonaventure University's Department of Athletics announced men's lacrosse would return to the Bonnies as an NCAA Division I sport.
Randy Mearns was appointed head coach of the fledgling program June 20, 2017 and immediately set to work on building the first Bonnies roster.
Over the past year, Mearns and his staff have scoured the country in search of the first class of Bonnies in the rebirth of the program. With the start of the 2018-19 academic year, 34 student-athletes are on campus who will make up the new squad.
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has selected three coaches for induction into the organization’s 2018 Hall of Fame class. The class will be formally enshrined on Thursday, November 15 during the IWLCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the IWLCA Annual Meetings at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The 2018 class is comprised of Patricia Price Genovese, Gillian Rattray, and Sue Tyler. The class was chosen by the IWLCA’s Hall of Fame committee, chaired by Princeton University head coach Chris Sailer.
The Rochester Knighthawks will celebrate their 25th anniversary season in 2018-19. Then it’s back to square one. Technically at least.
About four hours after Knighthawks owner Curt Styres announced he would be moving the team to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the 2019-20 season in a heartfelt letter to fans on Thursday, the National Lacrosse League announced it had awarded an expansion franchise for Rochester to sports moguls Terry and Kim Pegula.
The 2018-19 season will be the last that the Rochester Knighthawks are owned by Canadian businessman Curt Styres.
Although the immediate future of the team was not known, Kim and Terry Pegula of Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a 1 p.m. news conference with National Lacrosse League COO Dave Rowan outside of Blue Cross Arena.
The U.S. team program is led by head coach Regy Thorpe, who played for the Rochester Knighthawks in the National Lacrosse League from 1995 to 2010. Thorpe, a captain for the U.S. Indoor Team in 2007, is also the associate head coach for the women’s lacrosse program at Syracuse University.
Thorpe’s coaching staff includes Peter Milliman and Chris Schiller. Milliman is the head men’s lacrosse coach at Cornell University and Schiller played 12 seasons with the Knighthawks in the NLL and also played on the 2007 and 2011 U.S. Indoor Teams.
FORT MYERS, FL – September 11, 2018 – Announced by Bishop Verot Catholic High School Athletic Director Jason Baumgardner on Friday, seasoned coach and former collegiate player Tony Ventiquattro has been tabbed as head coach for the boys’ lacrosse team. He will be joined on staff by his father, Hall of Famer Kirk Ventiquattro, who has been named assistant coach.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved both a visible 80-second shot clock on every possession and rule changes that allow offenses more flexibility around the crease beginning with the 2019 men’s lacrosse regular season.
A new twist for the 2018 alumni games, the Orange Alumni Classic will be one game split of the program's alumni, while the second game will be a split squad scrimmage with the current varsity roster. The alumni game will take place at Noon, with the intra-squad scrimmage set for 2 p.m.
USAF Academy, Colo. - Bill Wilson (West Genesee) has agreed to become the head lacrosse coach at Air Force pending the finalization of the government hiring process, according to an announcement today from Director of Athletics Col. Jen Block. Wilson, who served as the interim head coach last season, has nine years of coaching experience at the Academy.
Wilson, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from West Genesee High School, where he was a two-sport athlete in hockey and lacrosse. In 1990, Wilson's teams won the New York State Class "A" championships in both sports. In 1989, he represented the Central region in the Empire State Games, earning a gold medal for lacrosse.
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has altered its proposal of a shot clock after receiving feedback from survey data, according to several coaches.
The committee has shifted to an 80-second shot clock that starts on possession. Teams will still need to clear across midline in 20 seconds, but the shot clock will be triggered on possession. So, if a team clears past midline in 10 seconds, it will have 70 seconds to shoot from there.
. . . Eighteen years later, his company, now named Sidearm Sports, is the premier platform for college sports websites across the nation. It runs the websites of 1,100 colleges and universities, including 280 of the 320 schools in Division 1 sports.
Major League Lacrosse has opened up the Player Pool for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2019 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2019 season play. Any players on a Major League Lacrosse team roster at any point in the 2018 season or were in the MLL Player Pool in 2018, do not need to register. Player Pool registration will close one week prior the 2019 Supplemental Draft.
SU's group of recruits is ranked No. 2 in the country by Inside Lacrosse. In addition, five players are ranked in the publication's Power 100 Incoming Freshman rankings. Syracuse was one of only two schools with two players ranked in the top 10 and the only program with three ranked in the top 11.
ELLICOTTVILLE — Lacrosse players from both sides of the border will have a chance to compete over the course of the Sept. 21–23 weekend. For the second year in a row, teams ranging from the boys youth category (5–7) through to the master’s divisions will vie for a chance to win their respective categories at the annual Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival.
Tomorrow marks the seventeenth anniversary of the day we all remember – September 11, 2001. Like that memorable, horrible day, it falls on a Tuesday this year. Despite the near-decade-and-a-half that has passed, like many other people, I remember that 9/11/01 like it was yesterday . . .
The 2018 LASNAI Bracket is official! The draw went down in Radotin (Czech Republic) between the 3rd and 1st place games of the Frank Menschner Cup, and our field is now set. This is not just exciting, it is VERY exciting. First off, we get to see match ups. Second, you get to start planning out how your bracket is going to look.
That’s right, for the fans at home this year, we are doing a Bracket Challenge, and just like the LASNAI it’s going to be well worth it to win!
I will run through the final three teams we have to announce, list out all 34 teams in their pots, explain the tournament schedule structure a little further, provide a link to the LIVE draw happening on Saturday, and begin to announce some of our many amazing partners, sponsors, and vendors for 2018.
Holy hot takes, Batman! Another rule-change cycle and those panicked Laxpower (R.I.P.) posters are venting spleens hard! They wonder — in words frighteningly similar to those of The Donald’s defense team — if the Rules Committee acted “beyond their jurisdiction?!”
It's one thing for a high school team in any sport to have senior leadership. When one of those senior leaders is heading to a service academy after graduation? It brings the word leader to a whole new level. Charlotte Ryan from LaFayette is accepted into the United States Naval Academy, pending Congressional approval, she will be in the Navy.
It's there she will play lacrosse and more importantly, serve her country.
The National Lacrosse League today announced the Buffalo Bandits’ schedule for the 2018-19 NLL regular season.
The Bandits will once again open the schedule with a visit from the Toronto Rock when they host their division rivals on Saturday, Dec. 1 at KeyBank Center for the first of two home meetings with the Rock.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today opened registration for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13, 2019, in Philadelphia. LaxCon represents lacrosse’s largest professional development conference and industry trade show, attracting more than 7,000 participants annually.
In previous articles on leadership, I wrote about the language of coaches and the lasting effect our comments can have on athletes. The young people in our charge are much more likely to respond in a productive manner to consistently mindful and positive dialogue. In fact, I felt one of my primary responsibilities as a coach was to say something meaningful every day. One of the great joys of this profession is to have a former athlete repeat something you said at an earlier moment as an example of a lesson in his or her life.
The 33rd season of the NLL will begin with the league’s annual Face Off Weekend, which on Saturday December 1st will see the defending NLL Champion Saskatchewan Rush travel to the Infinite Energy Arena to meet the Georgia Swarm at 7:05p.m. ET, followed by the Buffalo Bandits hosting the Toronto Rock at the KeyBank Center for a 7:30p.m. ET face off. Week 1 will conclude with the Colorado Mammoth welcoming their West Division rival Calgary Roughnecks at 9:00p.m. ET.
On today show host Fred Opie speaks with Hall of Famer Brad Kotz shares what made Tim Nelson, Vinny Sombrotto, Norm Engelke, Randy Natoli, and Roddy Marino great players. He shares insights into his lacrosse journey and the influence of high school and college teammate, the late Randy Lumblad had on him. In the final section of the interview Kotz talks about his senior year at Syracuse University and the internship that changed the course of his career.
The men’s lacrosse team, which is set to begin its inaugural season this spring, will be the biggest team on campus, according to St. Bonaventure University’s Athletic Director Tim Kenney. And with a team of 35 to 40 players expected this season, a new locker room is being built just for them in the Reilly Center.
Fifteen newcomers, with a myriad of accolades including multiple high school All-Americans and a national team player, will combine with one of the largest collection of returners in 2019 for Head Coach John Desko's Syracuse lacrosse team. Desko announced the addition of 14 freshmen and one junior college transfer to the Orange this season. The group hails from five different states and two countries.
HAMILTON – Head coach Heather Young and the Colgate women's lacrosse program has announced its captains for the 2019 campaign in seniors Madeline Barcia and Chelsea Taylor as well as junior Samantha Croston. All three captains were voted on and selected by both the players and coaching staff.
You don’t often find team-defining moments in a 19-2 blowout.
But as the U.S. sputtered early in its FIL World Championship preliminary July 17 against England — the fourth game in four days during its redemptive journey to a gold medal in Israel earlier this summer — a sideline exchange between offensive coordinator Seth Tierney and co-captain Matt Danowski perfectly captured the interpersonal dynamics that made this team so successful.
Returning World Cup players include Alex Aust, Becca Block, Kristen Carr, Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Brooke Griffin, Katie Haus, Gussie Johns, Marie McCool, Alice Mercer, Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo.
The Redhawks entered the Canadian Senior B National Box Lacrosse Tournament on a high after winning 7 of the last 9 games played covering the last two rounds of the Can-Am Championship. The Redhawks unfortunately couldn’t continue that streak in the opening games of the tournament.
The 2018 LASNAI box lacrosse tournament is announcing seven more teams today, and that brings us to 31 LASNAI teams announced so far for 2018. Did I say so far? I did, because there are more teams still, and that final teams announcement will come near the end of the week!
As summer comes to an end and the new school year begins, the lacrosse scene appears to quiet down a bit (“appears” is the key word here, as next week I hope to tell you all about lacrosse action that may not have made it on to your lacrosse calendar).
However, before we look ahead, I want to take one last look back and acknowledge that we all missed a chance to get better at this game. Too few of us went to a lacrosse camp this past summer.
One of the first and longest standing boys Fall ball tournament, the Turkeyshoot has gone thought many changes over its 27 year existence. In 2018 the Turkeyshoot will return to its roots, with all Divisions playing 7 v 7 on a shortened field. Join the fast paced fun on Nov 10th and 11th in Ithaca, NY.
Nov 10th- 1/2 gr, 3/4 gr, 5/6gr, 7/8gr
Nov 11th - JV and Varsity
Regan Endres | FO | Victor (N.Y.) | Sweetlax
Facing off against Team 91 Crush and Princeton commit Koby Ginder, Endres won most of the clamps in the first half then really applied the pressure in the second half en route to finishing unofficially 14-for-21. Against Ohio State commit Logan Tucker, Endres finished 8-for-14. My vote for the player whose performance most exceeded the expectations the IL staff had for him coming into the event, it's hard to imagine that Endres — a face-off specialist from Victor (N.Y.), which is a very in-demand commodity right now — won't be able to choose from nearly any school in which he's interested in attending.