ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will be looking to take down a top-five program for the second consecutive season Saturday, March 2, when it faces No. 3 Cornell in Ithaca. Faceoff is at 3 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Sophomore Dylan Dunham (Jordan Elbridge) totaled a team-best five points on four goals and one assist, but it was not enough as the Utica College men's lacrosse team dropped a 12-9 decision against host Wilkes University in the Pioneers season opener on Wednesday evening in Pennsylvania.
COLLEGEVILLE, PA. – The nationally 18th-ranked Ursinus men's lacrosse team outscored 17th-ranked Cortland, 9-4, in the second half to pull away from a tight game at intermission in earning a 15-9 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Bears improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Red Dragons opened their season with the road setback.
Dom Starsia will be the head coach for Chrome LC, and has named Bob Deegan and John Walker as the assistant coaches. Walker, was a first team All-American at Army, and has coached collegiately at Princeton and Virginia. Deegan spent the last 35 years coaching at storied West Genesee HS, winning 13 state titles and producing dozens of future collegiate All-Americans.
Three times, the former New Paltz High School athlete has experienced the agony and disappointment of severing the anterior cruciate ligament in her knees. Three times, the 19-year-old has endured the grueling year-long rehabilitation process.
It's been 10 years since the 2009 Syracuse men's lacrosse squad became the 11th team in program history to win an NCAA Championship – doing so in thrilling fashion with one of the most memorable title game finishes ever.
They'll be honored on Saturday, March 9 when the current team hosts Johns Hopkins at 1 p.m. with a special halftime ceremony to commemorate their achievement. In addition, the 1969 'Cuse team will be celebrating their 50th anniversary as well.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 4/4 Syracuse dominated the first half and stifled hopes of a second-half comeback by No. 13/12 Loyola in its 15-11 win against the non-conference foe. Hat tricks from senior Nicole Levy, junior Emily Hawryschuk and freshman Megan Carney fueled the Orange's offensive attack. The trio combined for 10 goals and two assists in the victory.
The Utica College women's lacrosse game at home against New Paltz originally scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd has been moved up one day and will now be played on Friday, March 1st at 4 p.m. on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Coming off a Liberty League Tournament appearance in 2018, the RIT women's lacrosse team is looking forward to even great success during the 2019 season. Head coach Jeff McGuigan returns a talented corps of veterans, including four starters and three of the Tigers five leading scorers from last season.
“It’s never easy to have a venue change, but we practice a lot inside so the team was able to adjust really well. And today was a hard-fought match from both teams. We came out to a slow start but I was really impressed with how our team refocused after Bryant’s first two goals to string a few together."
The No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team will look to win its third in a row, and sixth straight at Schoellkopf Field, when it welcomes UAlbany for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday, March 2. Cornell is off to a 2-0 start after coming back to defeat Lehigh last weekend, while the Great Danes evened their record at 1-1 with a 13-12 victory over Drexel. The game will be available on ESPN+ or can be heard locally on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard on the call.
OSWEGO — Coming off a 2018 season that saw marked improvement from head coach Brittany Howard’s 7-8 record during her rookie year in 2017, a veteran women’s lacrosse squad is ready to keep pushing Oswego State up the ladder in the SUNYAC.
Corning lacrosse standout Collin Neally made his college plans official.
On Tuesday, Neally signed his letter of intent to play major lacrosse at D-I Jacksonville for the Dolphins. Neally has been a star for the Hawks and been a focal point for the Hawks as they battle for another Section IV title.
Taylor and the Dolphins have spent the past month preparing for whichever endgame comes out of the 2019 season. Le Moyne opens up with four straight foes that made the NCAA Tournament last year, beginning with the University of Indianapolis on Saturday at home.
HARTFORD, Connecticut – Marist men's lacrosse earned its first win of the season with a 14-13 victory over Hartford. The Red Foxes played excellent at the face-off position to give the offensive opportunities to come from behind and win. The Red Foxes' record improves to 1-2 while the Hawks drops to 0-3.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse junior Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) has been named ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week the league announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Hawryschuk recorded eight points in two games last week, helping the Orange to a pair of victories.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 4/4 Syracuse faces its third top 15 team this season when it hosts No. 13/12 Loyola on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Opening Draw is set for 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Admission and parking are free.
By Mitchell Courtney -- In 1995, the Major Indoor Lacrosse League expanded to one of the country’s lacrosse hot spots, Rochester, NY. With its proximity to the game’s origins in Canada and its success in the United States, the league took a chance on the city of Rochester.
The US Lacrosse National Team Development Program (NTDP) is a three-phased process for high school-aged boys’ and girls’ players that leads to USA Select teams. The goal of the NTDP is to provide high-level training for the nation’s top young players that will ultimately expand the talent pool for the U.S. national teams that participate in Federation of International Lacrosse competitions.
US Lacrosse has opened the application process for the medical staffs for the 2020 U.S. men’s U19 team and the 2022 U.S. men’s senior team. The medical staffs will work with the teams on all activities leading up to the respective world championships. Each staff will consist of the following roles:
For the third week in a row, a member of the Hobart College lacrosse team is the Northeast Conference Player of the Week. This week the honor goes to junior attackman Justin Scott for his six-point performance against nationally-ranked Cornell on Saturday. Additionally, senior attackman Chris Aslanian was named an NEC Prime Performer.
Senior Selena Lasota tallied six points to lead No. 4 Northwestern to a 20-6 win over Canisius in collegiate women's lacrosse action Monday afternoon at the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y. The No. 4 ranked Wildcats improve to 4-1 overall and the season, while Canisius falls to 0-3 to start 2019.
“The coaches were yelling at each other,” Davis recalled. “And then they were yelling at the players, and then yelling at the refs, saying that we did not know how to officiate lacrosse and that we needed to read the rule book.”
Morgan Widner dominated at the draw control as a freshman two seasons ago, winning more than half of her chances and ranking seventh in the nation in draw controls per game. Coming into her sophomore campaign, she was expected to do the same. But she was on the sidelines.
For the second straight year, US Lacrosse has partnered with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to help promote a healthy team environment in which players are encouraged to speak up on behalf of a teammate. It’s at the core of being a good teammate.
The William Smith College lacrosse team's season opener, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, against Geneseo, has been postponed due to the forecast of freezing temperatures and snow. The Herons will now take on the Knights in their home opener next Wednesday, March 6. William Smith will open the 2019 season on Sunday, March 3, when it travels to RIT for a Liberty League contest.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Winners of their first two straight, the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team will host its third of four consecutive home games to open the 2019 season by welcoming Bryant University to the Capital Region on Tuesday afternoon.
The Utica College women's lacrosse game at SUNY Polytechnic originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th has been postponed due to weather. The game is rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 6th at 4 p.m.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Junior goalie Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) of the RIT men's lacrosse team was named Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 24, 2019. It is Hare's first weekly honor of the season.
Harlem Lacrosse seeks energetic, passionate individuals to work with our students and create new opportunities for children from low-income areas of New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Harlem Lacrosse believes strongly in placing the highest quality people in the highest need schools; our current program directors include Teach for America and City Year alumni, Division I and III All-Americans, and educational professionals who are deeply committed to affecting change in our nation’s schools and communities.
Monday afternoon's contest between Canisius and Northwestern has been moved to Sahlens Sports Park, an indoor facility in Elma, N.Y. This will mark the first time ever the Griffs have played a game at Sahlens. The sports complex is used by the program for practice during the early portion of the season.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Due to frigid temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, the Union College women's lacrosse team's scheduled 2019 opener against Castleton University has been postponed.
The Dutchwomen and Spartans will make up the game on Friday, March 15. Game time is yet to be announced.
An Immaculate Heart Central graduate and a Syracuse University product, where he excelled in sports — mainly in lacrosse with the Orange — Loftus is now an assistant athletic director at the University of Southern California.
No. 4 Syracuse makes the jump from No. 7 a week ago after downing No. 5 Northwestern, 15-14, in overtime. No. 6 Virginia continues to climb, jumping out to 4-0 on the season with its 14-9 win over Princeton, and No. 7 Denver stunned then-No. 4 Stony Brook, 11-7, yesterday afternoon to make the leap into the top ten.
Toto, I don’t think I’m in Upstate New York anymore.
For the past four or maybe five years I’ve turned my February pilgrimages to Florida into lacrosse-seeking journeys, and I think that, no matter what high school, college, or post-collegiate club game I went to, I ended up knowing someone – maybe a referee, a player, or coach, or a recruit’s father, etc.
But this week… this week I went to two high school games where I didn’t know a soul… and I saw some really weird stuff.
Another dominant defensive performance for the No. 20 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (2-1) gets the Orange its second straight win over a top-15 opponent, defeating No. 15 Army West Point (3-1). The 10-8 victory gives Syracuse a 7-3 record in its last 10 games against higher-ranked opponents.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse junior Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored 1:54 into overtime to give the No. 8/7 Orange women's lacrosse team a 15-14 victory against No. 4/5 Northwestern in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse scored with 25 seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra session.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 4 Cornell men's lacrosse team scored the final seven goals of the game to complete an impressive comeback against Lehigh this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red overcame a slow start that saw the home team trailing 5-0 just over seven minutes into the contest to defeat the Mountain Hawks, 14-9. The victory – Cornell's seventh in a row vs. Lehigh and its fifth straight on Schoellkopf Field – improved the Big Red to 2-0 on the year.
WOOSTER, Ohio – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team got its 2019 season started on the road on Saturday afternoon with a 20-3 triumph of Wooster College. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 1-0 overall on the year, while the Scots fall to 0-1 overall.
BURLINGTON, Vermont – Trailing throughout the entire second half, Marist clawed its way back to force overtime and earn a 15-14 win against Vermont at Virtue Field. The Red Foxes were nearly perfect at the draw during the final 15 minutes of regulation, keeping possession and providing the offense opportunities to come back. Marist now sits at 1-2 on the season.
Syracuse welcomes its second-straight top-15 opponent in No. 15 Army West Point on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Drew Carter and Ryan Powell on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while WAER will also carry the game.
The Dolphins opened game's scoring just 30 seconds into the contest and led 2-0 after only 79 seconds. Junior attackman Matt Hutchings (Marcellus) got the Dolphins on the scoreboard at the 14:30 mark off a pass from senior midfielder Dan Entenmann (Auburn). Larson tallied his first goal of the day with 13:41 left in the quarter after collecting a feed from Entenmann.
The Siena Saints men's lacrosse program collected their first win of the Liam Gleason era on Saturday afternoon, as the team came back from a 10-4 deficit to top the UMass Lowell Riverhawks by a final of 16-15. Senior Mike Reilly scored the game-winning goal with 11 second left in overtime to give Siena the win and complete the comeback.
THE MATCHUP: The No. 4 Big Red men's lacrosse team will play host to Lehigh in its home opener at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Cornell is off to a 1-0 start after winning an offensive shootout vs. Hobart, 19-16, on Friday night, while the Mountain Hawks have lost two in a row following a season opening victory over NJIT. The game will be available on ESPN+ or can be heard locally on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard on the call.
Canisius scored eight unanswered goals in the third quarter to take control of the contest and post a 16-12 victory over Hartford in collegiate men's lacrosse action Saturday at the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y.
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men's lacrosse team came out firing on all cylinders in its 2019 season opener against Medaille College. The Saxons (1-0, 0-0 Empire 8) dominated the Mavericks in the 27-3 home victory.
This week’s show is an excerpt from a talk I (Host Fred Opie) delivered at the McDonogh school in Baltimore. School officials invited me to speak to the schools FCA group, a history class, varsity lacrosse teams, and the school’s Sankofa Club (an organization that supports the concerns of the school's African-American students but it's not restricted to black students).
Jakob Patterson scored five goals and Davis Diamond added four to lead the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team to a thrilling 13-12 victory over Drexel on Saturday at Vidas Athletic Complex in Philadelphia, Pa.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Keyed by a fast start and six-point efforts from both Caroline Crump and Rachel MacCheyne, the Niagara women's lacrosse team moved to 3-0 on the season following a 16-6 thumping of Central Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon.
TROY, N.Y. - Freshman Cooper Urban had four goals and two assists and junior Owen Putman had three goals with three helpers to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team to a 15-6 victory over Keene State College in the first game of the season for both teams.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 14-3 win over visiting Morrisville State to open up the 2019 campaign Saturday afternoon. Nine different players scored for the Pioneers.
AMHERST, MA -- The No. 3 RIT (2-0) men's lacrosse team held on for a 14-12 win over Bates College (0-1) Saturday afternoon in non-conference action from Garber Field on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Tied 9-9 late in the third quarter, the Tigers scored four straight goals, and held on for the win.
“Sage has a lot going for it,” said Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Ryan Lanigan of what attracted him, Assistant Coach Christopher Fleming and 30 competitive student-athletes to Sage, all eager to be part of the new Gators men’s lacrosse team.
GENEVA, N.Y. – In an offensive shootout that saw the two teams combine for a series-high 35 goals, the No. 4 Big Red men's lacrosse team defeated Hobart, 19-16, in the 138th meetings between the two programs this evening on Boswell Field. The previous high had been 34 goals set in 1986 as Cornell defeated the Statesmen, 23-11.
After lots of discussion, The SportsFive team has decided to open a board for local discussion. If the discussion is useful and positive, it could, one day, become yet another way for the Section Five lacrosse community to support each other.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team will play its second of four straight home games to open the 2019 season on Saturday when they welcome Bucknell to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. It will be the first-ever matchup between the two programs.
The Buffalo Bandits used their depth and superior goaltending to pull away from the Rochester Knighthawks in a 16-9 road win Friday night at Blue Cross Arena.
The win sends Buffalo into sole possession of first place in the NLL with a 9-2 record while the Knighthawks drop to 2-7 on the season. It’s the fifth straight victory for the Bandits and eighth out of their last nine games.
ALBANY, N.Y. ? The College of Saint Rose men’s lacrosse team, fresh off its best season to date, is ready to go in 2019.
The Golden Knights won a program-best nine games and earned an Northeast-10 Conference playoff berth for the first time. Head Coach Jim Morrissey took home NE10 Coach of the Year and goalie Liam Guiton earned the league’s Goalie of the Year honors.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- A new era begins in Saratoga Springs, as the Skidmore College men's lacrosse team gets ready for the 2019 season. The Thoroughbreds return to action on Saturday, Feb. 23, traveling to Babson for the season opener at 1 p.m.
One of the rising stars of international and professional lacrosse, Austin Staats, has been selected as The World Games Athlete of the Month for January 2019. Staats is the first lacrosse player ever to be so honored.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team will begin the 2019 season at home against Morrisville State College in a non-conference matchup at 1 p.m. this Saturday. This will be the first time that the Pioneers open up their season against the Mustangs. Utica owns a 2-3 record in its past five season openers.
The scores from Hobart’s first two games look like they came from a different era — a memorable one for the Statesmen.
They opened with a 21-12 rout of Canisius and followed up with a 22-12 defeat of Siena. It’s the first time Hobart posted back-to-back 20-goal games since rattling off four in a row late in the 1990 season, when the program was a Division III juggernaut.
NEW YORK, NY (February 22, 2019) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that it will host five games over two weekends at Red Bull Arena, on Saturday, June 8, Sunday, June 9 and again on September 14th for the PLL playoffs. New York will be the second stop after New England on the 14-week tour for the inaugural season that kicks off on June 1st.
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Behind a five-goal outing from sophomore Jackie Brattan, the Army West Point women's lacrosse team picked up its fourth-straight win and bested Siena, 12-8, in a non-league road affair on Wednesday afternoon.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office released its Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, as voted by conference coaches, naming Morrisville State the preseason favorite after receiving seven first place votes and 49 total points.
The Alfred State lacrosse team opens up the 2019 season this weekend with a road contest at Keuka. The team will rely on a strong nucleus of returners to guide the team to success in 2019.
16 players on the team have experience wearing the blue & gold. Senior Joe Johnson (Churchville Chili) and goalie Matt Cobb (Churchville) highlight the returners.
Senior Jourdan Roemer and graduate student Jen Reininger tallied four points each as Canisius drops its bought with Robert Morris, 11-10 in overtime. Robert Morris improves to 2-0 on the season, while the Golden Griffins fall to 0-2.
THE MATCHUP: The No. 4 Big Red men's lacrosse team will open its 124th season at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 when it travels to Hobart for the 138th edition of the most contested rivalry in collegiate lacrosse. The Statesmen are off to a 2-0 start after convincing wins over Canisius (21-12) and Siena (22-12). The game will be streamed at: https://hwsathletics.com/showcase or can be heard locally on 96.3 FM The Buzz with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
Neal Powless, a three-time All-American lacrosse player, plans to use his experiences as a coach and a father to inform his work as Syracuse University’s first ombudsperson.
Powless is a father of four and coach to the Dutch national lacrosse team. He now mediates conflicts between graduate students, faculty and staff through his new position in Syracuse University’s Office of University Ombuds.
You never know what you will learn. An eBay purchase took Jason Ellison, an avid lacrosse stick collector, on a journey of discovery. Of a man he quickly learned to respect. Of a game, played 75 years ago this month at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., that ultimately carried more significance because of the one Harvard student who was told he could not take the field.
“It’s a process for us this year,” Marr said after Wednesday’s practice indoors at Afrim's Sports. “This is not an instant-gratification team like we’ve been the last couple years. We’re going to have to work and we’re going to have to figure it out as we go along.”
Cornell is coming off a season in which it won the Ivy League Tournament, reached the NCAA Quarterfinals and led the nation in shooting percentage (38.9%). Of the eight players who reached double figures in goals, seven are back. The offense is a move-the-ball, share-the-ball scheme that relies on passing more than dodging.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Colgate fans should be hard-pressed to show too much disappointment with the 11-6 loss to No. 3 Maryland here Tuesday night.
Three games into the 2019 season, the No. 16 Raiders continue to open eyes and impress the experts throughout the lacrosse world.
Thompson, who was the target of ignorant remarks about his hairstyle at Wells Fargo Arena in January, reflects on the incident and how it may have advanced the conversation concerning Native American lacrosse players. He also touches on his joy of being a father.
Furman used a big third quarter to take control of the contest and held off a fourth-quarter rally from Canisius to record a 12-10 victory in collegiate men's lacrosse action Tuesday at Paladin Stadium in Greenville, S.C.
Wednesday's contest will be the 11th meeting all-time between Canisius and Robert Morris and first since March 24, 2014. The Golden Griffins have a 10-0 record all-time against the Colonials, including a 5-0 mark in Joe Walton Stadium.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- As naturally and thoroughly as Syracuse lacrosse short-stick middie Peter Dearth thumps his opponents, it’s easy to forget that wasn’t always his primary responsibility on the field.
Dearth used to score goals, and lots of them. That can be an addicting sensation.
“We’ve got eight teams signed up right now, including the Laker men’s lacrosse team, Oswego Minor Hockey, the Hibernians, and, of course, the Bearded Brethren,” said Volunteer Event Organizer Dan Witmer, who has had a hand in all 13 fundraisers, “and I’m hearing conversations about new ones getting in on the fun. It’s not too late to get involved; that’s for sure!”
The Rochester Knighthawks will battle their oldest rival, the Buffalo Bandits, on a night where the organization throws it back to the first year of Knighthawks’ lacrosse.
On Party Like it’s 1995 Night, fans can celebrate the freshest decade of all as they enjoy musical hits from the ‘90s and other special themed promotions. The organization will also bring back members of the 1995 team. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
We are quickly moving towards the first real NJCAA men’s lacrosse action of the 2019 season so our spring preview rolls on with an official Top 10 preseason poll from the NJCAA, more team by team previews, and more info on the Junior College lacrosse world. Dive right in, the water is only getting warmer!
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Ahead just 3-2 at halftime, the No. 13/15 Army West Point men's lacrosse team produced a strong second half on both ends of the field to defeat Hudson Valley rival Marist, 10-4, on Tuesday evening.
Sunday's men's lacrosse game not only features another top-15 test in the Dome, but it'll also be Military Appreciation Day.
The No. 17 Orange will host No. 15 Army West Point at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The day will feature numerous promotions to honor those who are and have served in the military, but the highlight is discounted tickets for military members. Syracuse is offering a $2 ticket opportunity for all active and retired military members (Limit of 4 per military ID). This ticket is only available to purchase when gates open on Sunday for the men's game starting at 2:30 p.m. at the outside ticket booths of the Carrier Dome at Gate A, B, C, and E.
Hobart College senior Matthew Pedicine and first-year Jason Knox were honored by the Northeast Conference for their play last week. Pedicine was named the NEC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week while Knox earned the Rookie of the Week award.
In addition to conference honors, Pedicine was also named the Warrior/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 8/7 Syracuse once again jumped out to a big lead in the first half and defeated Coastal Carolina, 18-5, in the Carrier Dome. Twelve different players scored at least one goal for the Orange as they equaled their highest output of the season.
A career day from Bradley Voigt headlined the Orange's win over #14 Albany, earning him ACC Offensive Player of the Week. Voigt, who scored six goals and chipped in an assist, tripled his previous career high in goals. The senior from Penn Yan, N.Y. single-handedly outscored Albany in 'Cuse's 13-5 win.
Canisius men's lacrosse juniors Mathieu Boissonneault and Holden Garlent and freshman Jacob Buck (Churchville-Chili)were all recognized as the trio swept the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's weekly awards on Monday.
On the net closest to Syracuse’s bench, white jerseys grouped in four lines and tossed a ball between them. Shots whipped into twine as SU prepped for its season opener. Feeders flicked passes to shooters, and all movement was directed toward four multi-colored square patches placed in the corners of the cage. It would be the last time the Orange routinely found the back of the net on Feb. 8.
Two top 10 teams, on the road, in the first three games? Colgate completes that challenge with Tuesday's trip to No. 3 Maryland. The Raiders and Terrapins are meeting for the 11th time and first since 2013. Colgate this week inched up to 16th in InsideLacrosse.com Media Poll and 17th in the USILA Coaches Poll. Matt Karweck has begun his head coaching career with two victories in two attempts, including a 12-9 triumph at then No. 10 Syracuse in his coaching debut. Nicky Petkevich was included on last week's USILA Team of the Week. (Video BTNPlus)
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the names of 55 individuals that will serve in on- and off-field officiating capacities at the 2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The group includes 17 officials from the United States.
SPARKS, Md. — The time is drawing near for the next crop of the nation’s top players to chase their dreams of suiting up for the United States. US Lacrosse has announced the selection process for the team that will represent the country in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland from July 9-18, 2020.
Applications will go live on the US Lacrosse web site on Monday, March 11. All applicants must be active US Lacrosse members and per FIL age requirements, their birthdate must fall between Sept. 1, 2000 (under-19 as of Aug. 31 in the year preceding the championship) and July 8, 2004 (at least 16 on the day prior to the championship beginning).
The Buffalo Bandits snagged a come from behind win over the visiting Calgary Roughnecks 12-10 Saturday night at the Key Bank Center. While the Bandits certainly were never out of the contest, they were down 8-6 at halftime, and it was clear at that point that the Roughnecks controlled the tempo of the game. A strong all-around performance in the second half boosted the orange and black to get the win.
So there I was, at Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando on Saturday, soaking in the sun, watching my first live men’s college lacrosse game of 2019. The campus was buzzing, as there were two high school scrimmages earlier, as well as an all-day-long water polo tournament. That’s right – high school water polo. Outside, no less (I tell you; Florida is a different world!).
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – Ryan Gibbons registered 19 saves and Bobby Chillianis recorded five points to lead 15th-ranked Mercy College to a 10-7 upset win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Mercy Field.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two days after hosting No. 1 Boston College, No. 15/11 Syracuse returns to the field to take on Coastal Carolina on Monday, Feb. 18. Opening draw is set for 5 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Admission and parking are free.
Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra and the Watch ESPN app. Live audio will also be available on WJPZ 89.1FM in Syracuse.
VESTAL, N.Y. – In their first road game of the season, the Niagara University women's lacrosse team came away victorious following a nail-biting 11-9 win at Binghamton. The Purple Eagles (2-0, 0-0 MAAC) tied the game on five separate occasions before taking their first lead with 11 minutes left, then staved off two tying goals from the Bearcats (0-2, 0-0 America East) by reclaiming the lead for good with 1:48 to go.
DELAWARE, OH -- The No. 3 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team began the 2019 season with a convincing 19-9 win at No. 11 Ohio Wesleyan (0-1) Sunday afternoon. Six different Tigers tallied two or more goals as the Tigers won their sixth straight season opener.
Coach Rowan: “It’s such a great feeling to get the win today. I’m so proud of the girls’ effort, they’ve been working so hard and I’m so happy for them. We were making some better decisions overall in the second half and putting our shots away. We were getting our chances in the first have but we weren’t taking that extra second to finish our shots. It says so much about the players as people and their character that they were able to finish and play the full 60 minutes and never stop to the end. I’m really proud of their composure.”
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Junior captain Caroline Allen tallied a career-high five goals, but the Cornell women's lacrosse comeback bid came up just short in its season-opener Saturday afternoon at Villanova Stadium. The Big Red fell to Villanova by a final score of 13-12.
It’s very rare this season to find a game in which the Buffalo Bandits went down early and trailed most of the way. That was the case on Saturday night against the visiting Calgary Roughnecks, but Buffalo used a second-half rally to defeat Calgary 12-10 at KeyBank Center.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Thanks to a four-goal run in the first two quarters, the #19 Army West Point men's lacrosse team came out on top of #8/10 Rutgers, 10-9.
For the second week in a row, the Black Knights took down a ranked opponent and are now 2-0 to start the 2019 season.
By beating No. 15 Albany (0-1), 13-5, No. 20 Syracuse (1-1) avoided starting its season with two-straight losses for the first time since 1974. The defense clamped down and the offense flourished, led by Bradley Voigt’s six goals. And by fixing the things that went wrong in the season-opening loss to Colgate — clears, faceoffs and ground balls — the Orange avenged 2018’s 15-3 drubbing from the Great Danes.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 15/11 Syracuse jumped out to an early lead, but No. 1/1 Boston College mounted a comeback and held on for a 14-12 victory in the Carrier Dome. The game was the ACC opener for both teams.
The Syracuse lacrosse team (1-1) was dominant in every fashion against No. 14 Albany (0-1), bouncing back in impressive fashion from their season-opening loss, with a 13-5 dominant win over No. 14 Albany in the Dome.
After a disappointing opener, Syracuse looks to rebound by welcoming their first ranked opponent of 2019 to the Carrier Dome. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Noah Eagle and Ryan Powell on air. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while WAER will also carry the game.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The most anticipated season in University at Albany men’s lacrosse history begins Saturday, Feb. 16, when the No. 14-ranked Great Danes face Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m.
The Golden Griffins continue their season-opening road swing Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest against Southern Conference opponent Mercer. Canisius concludes its three-game trek Feb. 19 with a 7 p.m. matchup against SoCon member Furman.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 15/11 Syracuse welcomes No. 1/1 Boston College to the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Feb. 16. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. Admission and parking are free of charge.
Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra and on the Watch ESPN app or listen to all the action on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Using a steady combination of unrelenting offense and stifling defense, the Niagara women's lacrosse team made a statement in its first game of the 2019 season by defeating Saint Bonaventure, 17-2. Rachel MacCheyne led all scorers with five goals while freshman Maren Geiger made six saves and earned the win in her first collegiate game.
Story LinksVESTAL, N.Y. - With a new season of lacrosse right around the corner, the Binghamton men's lacrosse team is also ready for a completely new game. With a rule change that focuses around the addition of an 80 second shot clock, the speed and mindset of men's lacrosse will have to shift. Although it will present some adversity early in the season, head coach Kevin McKeown and his squad are ready to take on the new challenge.
FOXBOROUGH, MA (February 15, 2019) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that he first three games of its inaugural season will be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 as part of the league’s opening weekend.
Located in the East Gallery of the New York State Capitol’s second floor, the exhibit has six sections showcasing the diversity of the people of New York and explores specific themes past and present which contributed to shaping New York and the state’s population. It will be on display for a year and illustrate how New York’s diverse population began, spread and continues to form the New York identity.
New York Governor @andrewcuomo today announced that Lyle & Miles Thompson are both featured in the #PeopleofNewYork exhibit that opened this morning at the New York State Capitol!
The William Smith College lacrosse team was voted to finish second in the Liberty League in the 2019 preseason poll by the league's coaches.
The Herons, who are three-time defending Liberty League champions, received 94 points and five first place votes.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- While there weren’t many bright spots from a Syracuse perspective in the Orange’s season-opening 12-9 loss to Colgate on Friday, one potential spark buzzed about the field again.
SU sophomore long-stick middie Jared Fernandez was back, and from the looks of it Syracuse will need every drop of his bountiful supply of attitude and energy.
When Colgate returned to its on-campus locker room Friday night after its short trip home from a 12-9 victory at Syracuse, Matt Karweck did what so many other coaches would do in the same situation: He said he and his staff were proud of the Raiders.
He didn’t stop there.
ALBANY — Do faceoff specialists Anthony Altimari and Austin Jones feel any pressure ahead of Saturday’s season opener at Syracuse for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team?
“None,” Jones said. “Not at all.” But those two sophomores will be closely watched Saturday, and throughout the Great Danes’ entire 2019 season, as they attempt to fill the void left from TD Ierlan’s offseason departure.
When Tehoka Nanticoke returned to the UAlbany lacrosse team to start the spring semester, he's done so with what he says is a renewed appreciation for the sport that’s given him so much, but has at times consumed his life.
The Bandits are set to start the second half of the season as they’ll return home on Saturday to face the Calgary Roughnecks. At 7-2, Buffalo is tied for first in not just the Eastern Division but the entire NLL.
. . . But Powell’s at a stage in his life where he wants more stability, and as great as he’s been in the sport to this point in his life he knows he’s going to have to start near the end of the line to get it.
The 2018-19 SUNY Cortland Men's Lacrosse Community Service Week was a tremendous success. With 100 percent participation from the team, a great deal of good was done in the hometown communities of our student-athletes. Fifteen players volunteered throughout the week working with the elderly in assisted living and nursing homes. Some players spent time serving meals and interacting with residents, while others focused on entertainment, partaking in activities such as cards and games, even playing the piano during recreation times. A few other players dedicated time to local adult assistance programs, working on education programs and helping plan upcoming travel and organizing fundraising efforts.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse Winter Prospect Camp previously scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20, but had to be canceled due to inclement weather, is now scheduled for Sunday, March 10th. For information, go to RedDragonLaxCamps.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse sophomore midfielder Tucker Dordevic will sit out this season as a red-shirt while recovering from a foot injury.
Orange coach John Desko confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon.
When Syracuse’s season came to an end in double-overtime against Princeton in the NCAA tournament last year, starting goalkeeper Asa Goldstock was on the bench. She’d been pulled from the goal midway through the first half by SU head coach Gary Gait after stopping just four of the Tigers’ 11 shots.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse program kicks off the 2019 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Raiders host Vermont. First draw for the nonconference matchup takes place at noon on Beyer-Small '76 Field.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women's lacrosse 2019 campaign kicks off Saturday with non-conference bout on the road with Villanova at 1 p.m. The Big Red, which finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 7-8 and Ivy League mark of 2-5, has its sights set on returning to the Ivy League Tournament held in New York City this season. The Big Red also looks to make it back to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.
Le Moyne’s senior attacker Bryanna Fazio has a lot of labels that define her as a lacrosse player. All-American, All-Region, All-Conference, and Most Outstanding -- just to name a few.
As lofty as those may be, her favorite moniker may be something far more basic: student of the game.
VESTAL (WBNG) — A new 80-second shot clock has been instituted to men’s lacrosse college for the 2019 season. In addition, there’s a 20-second clearing count where players must advance the ball across the midfield line or it’s now a violation. As the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team prepares to kick off 2019, head coach Kevin McKeown told 12 Sports on Wednesday, it took a little bit but he’s in favor of the new rules. (Video 1:13)
Personally, I believe if Syracuse does not come to UAlbany for a match up, I see no more benefit for the game for UAlbany. The Great Danes are establishing themselves as a top ten program in the country. Does an early season win over Syracuse change the national narrative enough in 2019? Plus why would a Final Four qualifying program play a non conference opponent on the road every year for potentially twenty plus seasons? Plus that opponent that has not qualified for the sports' Final Four since 2013.
Last month, STX and Inside Lacrosse announced “The Season 2019,” a five-chapter multi-platform video and digital content series that will spotlight two of the sport’s most interesting programs: the historic Cornell Big Red men’s team, and the hard-charging Florida Gators’ women’s team.
What a performance by the Bandits last Saturday with their 19-9 victory over Georgia. This is a very exciting team to watch.
With that huge victory, the team crosses the half-way mark with a 7-2 record, tied with Toronto for first place heading into this weekend’s games.
Sam Swart jabbed left, then right, mirroring the ball in Olivia Batista’s stick. Everywhere the Binghamton midfielder went, Swart went too. But then, Swart went off script. She guessed where Batista was going before the Bearcat got there herself and hit the ball out of her stick.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team dropped it's season opener 15-5 at No. 15 Syracuse Tuesday evening. Junior goalie Taylor Passuello made 13 saves in the net holding the Orange to only six goals in the second half of the game.
With most NCAA lacrosse programs kicking off their regular seasons this past week, the Albany Great Danes are still waiting. Albany will finally start its quest for a second consecutive America East Championship when it takes on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, Feb. 16. Albany junior Mitch Laffin noted that all eyes are focused on 2019, despite winning the conference championship last year.
“This is a place, where I want to continue to build my career. When this opportunity came up, it was extremely exciting for me. I knew I could potentially come here and do some damage in the Patriot League. I respect all the coaches, who have coached here before. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this place. I’m really excited about it.”
Bill Tierney’s name has been intertwined with the game of lacrosse since the 1970s, when he got his start as a player for then-Cortland State. He made his mark during his 21 seasons at Princeton, winning six NCAA championships.
Sam Swart couldn’t take it anymore. She had spent four years waiting to play Syracuse lacrosse, and 2017’s fall ball would be her first opportunity in Orange. But that was ripped away from her and the rest of SU. She couldn’t play lacrosse, swipe into team facilities and had limited contact with her teammates.
You step on to the field as an athlete in any sport and the proposition really is this simple: You either win, or you lose. It’s a challenge athletes understand and accept, and TD Ierlan is no exception.
LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2019) – Today, the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) announced that it has closed an additional round of funding. The financing is led by investors J Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson, and return investor, The Raine Group. The capital from the growth round will be used to fund future league operations, team and player-focused original programming, and executive team expansion.
The Niagara University women's lacrosse team is set to open the 2019 season at home against area rival Saint Bonaventure on Wednesday afternoon. The veteran-laden squad is hoping to have a breakout year with several notable seniors leading the attack up front.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Army West Point and Lafayette each claimed two of the five Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse weekly awards with Navy taking home one when the first round of women’s lacrosse weekly honors were announced by the League office on Monday.
Rookie of the Week: Brendan Nichtern, Army West Point, Fr., A, Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa
* The rookie scored the game-winning goal just 26 seconds into extra time.
* Nichtern’s four goals on five shots was good for a .800 shot percentage, as Army West Point defeated UMass for the fifth year in a row.
The first Nike/USILA Coaches’ Polls might come out later today, so I’m gonna try and get my rankings out before they’re released.
I wish I could say that I watched the Colgate/SU game, or the Duke/High Point game, or any number of the many D-I games that have been played since the season started on February 1. The fact is, I haven’t.
John Mack Southern Tier Shootout Lacrosse Results
from Rob Mack, Tournament Director
Championship games or Round Robin result (boys unless noted)
11/12 Morning - Team 315 ( undefeated in Round Robin)
11/12 Afternoon - Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake ( undefeated in RR)
9/10 Green Hornets JV (undefeated in RR)
7/8 Duke's Nationals NY (undefeated in RR)
5/6 Duke's Nationals NY (undefeated in RR)
3/4 Attack (undefeated in RR)
11/12 Chenango Force def Team 315, 13-2
11/12 Chenango Valley def Charlotte, 12-11
9/10 Millstone (undefeated in RR)
7/8 bracket #1 Victor Blue
7/8 bracket #2 Team 23
7/8 Championship- Team 23 def Victor 12-11
11/12 girls Gang Green defeated Alpha 2023
Girls 9/10 SJ Spartans def Jam Lacrosse Southern Tier, 13-12
The 7/8 girls Division was won by Akwesasne Plus
The new rule, which enforces a visible 80 second shot clock in every NCAA men’s lacrosse game, was put in prior to the 2019 season. In practice, it’s rather simple, if a team shoots on net— posts and wide shots aren’t included — it’s granted a new 80 seconds to shoot again. Nationally, scoring per game is up for certain teams but with only one or two games as a sample size. Regardless, it’s another step toward fine tuning lacrosse’s rules as the sport’s popularity grows.
Jonny Vegas welcomes Sue Powell as Today's FEATURED Guest on 'Total Lacrosse with Jonny Vegas'! Sue Powell is the Mother of Casey, Ryan, Mike, & Mason Powell! The Powell name is rich in history within the lacrosse world! Find out how Sue raised such a talented Family.
VICTOR, N.Y.—Sophomore Eric Holden scored seven goals and added two assists to lead the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 21-12 win over Canisius College at Pinnacle Athletic Campus tonight. It's the most goals scored by a Division I Statesman and the most by any Statesman since 1986.
Five players – juniors Mathieu Boissonneault and Carter Stefaniak, sophomore Ryan Cicci and freshmen Jacob Buck and Isaiah Ricketts – tallied two goals apiece for the Golden Griffins. Senior Mario Caito and junior Holden Garlent accounted for the other two Canisius goals.
Canisius enters year two under head coach Allison Daley. In her first season at the helm of the Golden Griffins, Daley led the team to the MAAC Championship game and came five goals shy of the programs seventh MAAC title. The Griffs also earned a share of the MAAC regular season crown in 2018, going 6-2 in conference play.
As part of First Voices Week at Concordia, three of the four brothers—Jeremy, Jerome, and Miles–spoke on a panel to a crowd of sports fans, athletes, and lacrosse players young and old, telling stories of their personal journeys and how they achieved their dream of playing the game professionally.
For the Bandits, Dhane Smith quietly led the team with 11 points, all assists. Evans was a close second with 10 points (4G, 6A), and Small posted seven points (5G, 2A). Matt Vinc earned the win after allowing only nine goals against and finished with a .780 SV%.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Seven different Cadets scored, including four with hat tricks, to help the Army West Point women's lacrosse team open its 2019 season with an 18-8 victory over Iona at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
AMHERST, Mass. – Forced into an overtime golden goal situation, rookie attacker Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team netted the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the extra time to send the Black Knights to a 12-11 victory over the 18/19-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen on the road Saturday.
Callum Crawford came into Saturday’s matchup with the Rochester Knighthawks as one of the hottest players in the National Lacrosse League. All he did was keep his hot streak going with a ten point night, including his fourth straight hat trick and fifth in New England’s seven games played.
I got confirmation this past week that Mercyhurst NE has officially canceled their slate of games for the 2019 men’s lacrosse season. They had a great coach in Eric Miccio, but when he took the Onondaga head coaching position it’s clear that MNE could not fill the void quickly enough that he left to field a team for 2019.
That being said, a former OCC standout player and NCAA Division III defensive coordinator, Logan Tousaw, is now at the helm as head coach and the team is practicing, recruiting and building, so hopefully in the near future the program makes a full comeback and starts playing games again.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Think Matt Karweck will remember this debut?
Colgate opened its 2019 season and christened the first game of its brand new head coach in perfect fashion, knocking off No. 10 Syracuse 12-9 here Friday night.
Drake Porter was phenomenal in net for 'Cuse, making 15 saves in his first collegiate start, but the slow offensive start was too much to overcome. Brendan Curry and Nate Solomon each netted a hat trick, while Brett Kennedy, David Lipka, and Andrew Helmer each added a goal to the Orange tally.
Syracuse (0-1) lost its season-opener against Colgate, 12-9. The Orange had difficulty finding the lane offensively all game long and struggled back after the Raiders jumped out to a demanding 6-3 lead before the half.
Here are three takeaways from the Orange’s loss.
The committee and the NYSPHSAA office staff concurred on accepting a bid from Hofstra University to host the championship games in the four classes for three years beginning in 2020. In addition, the West semifinals will move to SUNY Cortland the East semis to the University at Albany.
As usual, the arrangements are tentative pending a vote of the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee. That body's approval is generally a formality.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 15/13 Syracuse team scored eight goals in the first eight minutes and never looked back as it posted an 18-6 victory in the season opener against Connecticut. The Orange scored on six of their first eight shots as they improved to 12-0 in season openers under the direction of head coach Gary Gait.
Syracuse head coach John Desko was the last one left on the sidelines after the first half. He gestured and pointed at officials near midfield, pleading for fouls that hadn’t been called. Moments earlier, Bradley Voigt had urged his teammates into the locker room with a wave. The offense, and SU in general, needed answers.
The Golden Griffins welcome back 20 letterwinners, highlighted by five starters, from their 2018 squad that posted an 8-9 mark overall and captured the program's third MAAC Championship in its first campaign under the guidance of former Canisius standout Mark Miyashita.
For Jerome Thompson Sr., the 14-hour drive from upstate New York to Duluth, Ga., will easily be worth it. He and his wife Deloris intend to be there Saturday when the Georgia Swarm host the Buffalo Bandits in a game of sweeping importance in the National Lacrosse League.
GENEVA — In 2017, the Hobart College lacrosse team completed its second consecutive winning season, something that had not happened in the program’s NCAA Division I existence.
The upward trend and growing optimism took a hit last year, however, when the Statesmen went 4-10 and missed the Northeast Conference tournament for the first time in five years.
After every lacrosse game, Emily Hawryschuk finds her parents, Nick and Melissa, first. Nick and her go back and forth about her performance — what went well, how Hawryschuk can improve and dissecting specific plays and goals.
For a team led by a 20-year head coach, that returns eight starters and played all 12 of its 2019 opponents last season, things appear similar for No. 10 Syracuse. But after a first round knockout that marked the team’s fifth straight season missing Final Four weekend, the Orange desperately want this season to be different.
US Lacrosse has produced and released the 2019 National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Interpretation videos. These videos go over the significant rules changes for this year, and points of emphasis.
The regular season finale from the last-four seasons has been moved to the season opener for 2019.
The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Noah Eagle and Ryan Powell 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.
Voigt moves into the vital role after working as a fourth and fifth attack the past two seasons. As a sophomore he posted 10 goals and three assists and last year he produced nine goals and five assists.
Karweck arrives after eight years as an assistant coach in the Division I ranks, including the previous six seasons at Notre Dame. He was named the new Colgate men's lacrosse head coach last July.
"We are excited, there's no doubt about that," Karweck said of the opener. "Our biggest thing is we have to keep the mindset that we are learning from every play. If we can go into this game excited and energized the way we've been playing and practicing, frankly, that gives us belief.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 15/13 Syracuse opens its 22nd season of play on Friday, Feb. 8 when it hosts Connecticut in the season opener. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Admission and parking are free of charge. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to all the action on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area.
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women's lacrosse team will host Juniata College in Yunevich Stadium on February 23 to tip off the 2019 season.
The Saxons will look to reboot in 2019 following an 0-15 season in 2018. Second-year Head Coach Erin McGaffigan has brought in eight new players for the 2019 season looking to improve on the 2018 campaign.
[Amber] Hill obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she was also a Division 1 Lacrosse athlete who attended the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup four times. She continues to referee and train young athletes.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse announced today a strategic partnership with the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) and Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) to support its newly minted U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP).
After a brief stop at home, the Rochester Knighthawks hit the road once again. This time they will visit Mohegan Sun Arena, as they take on the New England Black Wolves at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
After starting the season 6-2, the Buffalo Bandits will look to pick up another win when they face the Georgia Swarm on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Infinite Energy Center. This is a rare occasion in the 2018-19 season where the Bandits will face an opponent that is ahead of them in the standings.
A native of Watertown, New York near Syracuse, Salisbury University Head Coach Jim Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men's lacrosse history. In 29 seasons he has won 11 national championships [at] Salisbury University. Berkman was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013. He had been selected as the Division III National Coach of Year multiple times. Host Fred Opie ask him about his college selection process, decision to go into coaching, myths people have championship teams, his recipe for taking tweeners and transforming them into All Americans, and guiding his own children through the student athlete experience.
US Lacrosse holds and promotes the core beliefs of sportsmanship, cultural diversity, and nondiscrimination in the lacrosse experience of every player, parent, coach, official, and fan. We commend those who have taken proactive steps to embrace an inclusive culture and will continue to strive to enhance the lacrosse experience for all communities. As the sport’s national governing body, US Lacrosse believes that the misuse of Native American nicknames, logos, and mascots reflect and promote misleading stereotypes that are degrading and harmful to Native Americans. We will make every effort to assure that offensive or stereotypical mascots and logos will not be visible or promoted at events that US Lacrosse controls.
Impact Arrival: Meaghan Tyrrell, A, Mount Sinai
Coach Gary Gait called Tyrrell —the No. 6 incoming recruit— a “veteran freshman.” She led Mount Sinai to three state titles, handling some of the nation’s best high school teams along the way. She should adjust to the college game and contribute quickly.
One of the greatest players in the sport is returning to his alma mater to join the Syracuse men's lacrosse staff. Ryan Powell, a 2017 inductee to the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has joined Head Coach John Desko's staff as the Program Advisor for Camps, Clinics and Player Identification.
William Smith College Head Lacrosse Coach Anne Phillips will be one of 11 legends that will be inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The class will be formally enshrined on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.
NAPLES, FL – Sweetlax is excited to announce that Brett Queener will be joining their Florida staff as the Director of Coaching & Player Development for the Gulf Coast Wahoos, a new Naples-based Regional Development Program (RDP). In this position Queener will oversee the formation of club teams and the addition of player development programming aimed as serving local lacrosse communities up and down the Gulf Coast. Queener will also serve as a goalie coach for our Sweetlax Florida teams.
That sounds lofty, and members of the Siena College men’s lacrosse program know that.
But first-year Siena head coach Liam Gleason played for, and coached under, University at Albany head coach Scott Marr as he built the Great Danes from a Division I newcomer to a national power. That means Gleason has seen the incredible amount of work that goes into building a championship-level program, but also that it’s possible to do that in the Capital Region.
Chasing their 16 national championship title, the Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team is confident that they can do what is necessary to succeed. After falling to No. 1 ranked Yale in their final tune-up game, the Orange are preparing to face off against Colgate in their first regular season contest on Friday, Feb. 8.
Senior Tyson Bomberry believes that the team is in a good spot as the games begin to count.
EDISON, New Jersey – Marist women's lacrosse has four of its players named to the Preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Team and was selected to finish second in the conference. Junior attacker Samantha Mehalick, senior defender Logan Boyle, sophomore goalie Delaney Galvin and senior attacker Hailey Wagner were the players to receive recognition. This was the most honorees of any other team in the conference.
It's here! The 2019 ESPN lacrosse schedule has been announced. ESPNU and ESPNNews will televise 29 total matchups, with 16 of the Top 20 teams from the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll appearing on ESPN Networks. There will be five women's matchups on ESPNU.
Due to the weather forecast, the Hobart College lacrosse game against Canisius College will be played at Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium, the contest was moved inside with Saturday's high temperature not expected to get out of the mid 20s.
ALFRED, NY – The 2019 Alfred University men's lacrosse team looks to build on its first-ever berth to the Empire 8 Conference Championships in 2018, following Inside Lacrosse's Preseason All-American Joe Fornataro (Greece Athena), who stares down the record books.
Eleven of Syracuse's 12 men's lacrosse games will be broadcast nationally, including a 10 on the ESPN family of networks.
Headlined by 'Cuse's four contests on ESPNU, Orange fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch the 11-time NCAA Champions run through their gauntlet of a 2019 slate.
Reigning MAAC Offensive Player of the Year Jourdan Roemer (Irndequoit) has been named the 2019 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year based on a vote by the leagues nine head coaches, as announced by the conference office Tuesday morning
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gary Gait has done a lot in the world of men’s and women’s lacrosse during his career, and almost all those accomplishments have landed on the right side of success.
Then the odds caught up to him last year, albeit in a very modest way. His SU women’s lacrosse team finished with a sub-.500 record, at 8-9 overall and 1-6 in the ACC.
Syracuse is rebounding from an 8-7 season that saw the Orange make the NCAA Tournament by the singed hair on the back of their collective knuckles. However, a team overstuffed with potential returns for 2019 with the same mission that the Dome Gods have passed down every year for a century — to win a national championship.
It is hard to argue the greatness of a man who has had his jersey number retired by two teams, the Colorado Mammoth and the Peterborough Lakers. However, John Grant Jr. was honored at his third jersey retirement ceremony in Rochester on Saturday night, furthering the notion that he is one of the best to ever play the game of lacrosse.
Rowley will start his senior season this spring with a record of 148 saves. He was a starting goalie last year for the Blue Devils and earned an honorable mention from the MC-DIII coaches.
The Pittsford defenseman will begin his second year on the Panther Varsity this spring.
Who’d a thunk this would last seven years? It started out back in 2012 as a therapeutic outlet, giving me something to do in the void left by no longer being the part-time head coach at Oswego State. I was wandering aimlessly in the lacrosse world, volunteering as an assistant coach at Oswego HS, evolving my role at the Lake Placid Tournament, and hitting the road to watch my sons play at SUNY Brockport, my schedule finally allowing me to do so.
Then it hit me.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former University at Albany men’s lacrosse player Blaze Riorden delivered one of the most exciting moments in the National Lacrosse League season this past week when he scored in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Wings to their first victory.
NETANYA, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has named Max Silberlicht as head coach of the Israel men’s national team.
Silberlicht, a full-time assistant coach for the Boston University men’s lacrosse team, served as head coach of Latvia from 2016-2018, leading their men’s national team to a program-best #18 world ranking following July’s World Championship in Israel.
When the Orange opens its 2019 season Friday against visiting Colgate, it will mark the first of seven straight games SU will play in the Carrier Dome. The Orange then closes with four of five on the road.
That’s a very unusual run of home games to begin the season, but there are two primary reason for it.
ITHACA, N.Y. – For the past 15 years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has sponsored the Save the Day program, a fundraiser for the Dream Factory of Central New York, a local non-profit that grants dreams to children with critical or chronic illnesses. To raise awareness of Save the Day, the Big Red will kick off the 2019 campaign with its 14th annual blood drive on Thursday, February 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building on Cornell's campus. With blood supplies at an emergency level, we hope you will consider scheduling an appointment.
One of those power programs, Le Moyne, enjoyed its own breakthrough last year, claiming its first national championship after years of close finishes. The Dolphins are among the popular choices for another title this spring.
One of the greatest plays in Syracuse lacrosse history could make a comeback with a new crease dive rule. CitrusTV Reporter Nicole Weaving found out how the Orange will adjust at both ends of the field.
The Rochester Knighthawks bolstered the right side of their offense today by reacquiring star forward Stephen Keogh from the Colorado Mammoth. In return, Rochester sends a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round selection in 2021 to the Mammoth.
The Buffalo Bandits captured a 15-12 win in a back-and-forth affair over the Colorado Mammoth Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The win keeps Buffalo in the race for first place in a packed East Division, setting them up for a great matchup next week against Georgia, who just barely edge them out in the standings. At 6-2 now, the Bandits are in a good spot to make a real run. For the Mammoth, their struggles continue as this one drops them to 1-6.
Before their game against the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, Rochester honored a Knighthawks legend, John Grant Jr. by retiring his jersey #24. Grant Jr. was drafted by Rochester who made him their first overall pick back in 1999 in the Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Grant Jr. would spend 11 of his 18 NLL professional seasons in Rochester. Grant Jr. would leave as the all-time leader in goals with 433, and points with 894. His 461 assists in Rochester were good enough to make him 2nd all-time in Knighthawks History. To add on to his storied history in Rochester, Grant Jr. in 2007 won a NLL MVP and a NLL Championship with the Knighthawks.
Powell is one of the greatest offensive players of all-time. A four-time All-American at Syracuse, Powell led the Orange to a National Title in 2000. Ryan was a two-time MLL MVP and the Captain of the 2010 US Lacrosse Team that won the World Championship. Ryan currently works with his brothers at Powell Lacrosse.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – After 638 days of work to put a team in place between the official announcement of the St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse Division I program and its first game, the Bonnies finally started their new era at High Point Saturday afternoon.
And though the Bonnies offense was stifled by the Panthers in a 13-0 High Point victory, Saturday had the feeling of being more important than just one game.
The defending NCAA Champions and preseason No. 1 Yale lived up to their preseason expectations on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 11 Syracuse 18-14 in a hard-fought final tune-up for the Orange.
The Bulldogs got out to an early lead before the Orange got into rhythm, eventually running out of time to complete the comeback. The squads then added a running-time fifth quarter onto the action as well.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Yale lacrosse team is the defending national champion and a preseason No. 1 heading into 2019.
Syracuse University is neither of those things. Not even close.
So using the Bulldogs as a measuring stick for the Orange right now is a bit of an unfair standard for SU. But it’s the only one Syracuse had on Saturday, and the current reality is a challenging one for SU.
Before its game against the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, Rochester honored a Knighthawks legend, John Grant Jr., by retiring his No. 24. Grant, who was drafted with the first overall pick back in 1999, would spend 11 of his 18 professional seasons with the Knighthawks. He would leave as the all-time leader in goals (433) and points (894). To add to his legacy, “Junior” won a 2007 National Lacrosse League MVP and Championship Game MVP as he led the Knighthawks to their second league title.
Whenever the Buffalo Bandits extended their lead Saturday night, the Colorado Mammoth kept coming back. While they never trailed in the game, the Bandits had to hold on until the end in their 15-12 win at KeyBank Center. Dhane Smith, coming off an 11-point performance last week in New England, led the Bandits with eight points (3+5) in a balanced attack.
BONNIES MAKE HISTORY AT HIGH POINT: St. Bonaventure will play its first game as an NCAA Division I program when it travels to High Point on Saturday. Head coach Randy Mearns has been fond of counting down to all of the firsts in program history - and this game will take place 683 days after St. Bonaventure made the announcement that it would establish a Division I men's lacrosse program back in March 2017. St. Bonaventure joins Utah as one of two new Division I men's lacrosse teams in 2019, bringing the total to 73 D-I programs nationwide.
The College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the move at its Jan. 22 meeting. The decision comes after lengthy review by the College's Athletics department, the President's Cabinet, and a Blue-Ribbon Panel convened specifically to review the Empire 8 invitation.
In entering the Empire 8, Keuka College joins eight other private schools in New York state with similar missions and values. The switch means new, closer-to-home rivals including Elmira, Nazareth, and St. John Fisher colleges, and less travel and missed class time for Keuka College student-athletes.
The annual event honors the memory of Tucker Williams, who lost his battle with Burkitt's lymphoma in 2014. Tucker is the son of former Bandits forward and current Mammoth assistant coach Shawn Williams.
The Bandits (5-2) and Mammoth (1-4) play at 7:30 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
The event has raised more than $110,000 in its first five years. Proceeds go to pediatric cancer care in Buffalo and the surrounding area.
“We don’t recruit by saying, ‘Here are our nice facilities,’” Shay said. “We say, ‘You’re going to get yelled at a lot, you’re going to get pushed and you’re going to get challenged.’”
Ierlan loved hearing that. He fits in just fine at Yale, the only point of friction being a friendly argument with junior attackman Thomas Duran over who gets to be called TD.
The Rochester Knighthawks scored two goals in the final minute but fell one goal short of completing the comeback Friday night in Philadelphia. Wings’ forward Blaze Riorden tallied 39 seconds into overtime to give Philadelphia a 15-14 victory.
“The team came back from break with an elevated energy and drive towards success,” said head coach Katie Rowan. “They are focused on getting better each day as they grow together as one. We look forward to an exciting season ahead and the challenges of our schedule, both in and out of conference. We can’t wait to see you in the stands this spring.”
COLONIE — Lyle Thompson to Connor Fields to Tehoka Nanticoke.
When Nanticoke committed to the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program a few years ago, that plan of succession for the role of the Great Danes’ top offensive star was set.
Much like the stellar connection we saw from three Ohio State University teammates on the Rochester Knighthawks (Jake Withers, Austin Shanks and Eric Fannell) last season, Kyle and Ryan were former RIT teammates during the team’s NCAA DIII Lacrosse Championship run to the finals in 2017. Their ability to work together has been evident for years.
They only competed together for one season at RIT, but their connection was swift and impactful. RIT’s men lacrosse head coach, Jake Coon, recalls Kyle and Ryan’s ability to work with each other on the field.
50% of our donation proceeds will benefit child life programs at Golisano Children's Hospital here in Rochester, and the other 50% will help fund research for pediatric brain tumors. Child life services encompass a variety of programs including: massage therapy, tutors, counseling services, play room areas and so much more. These are programs that improve quality of life for children while they are receiving cancer treatment.
"We are excited to host this year's MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship," Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. "Marist has had a long tradition of hosting championships that we're excited to continue. The MAAC has always prioritized high quality venues to enhance the student-athlete experience. We look forward to showcasing our facility and the championship on ESPN."
NXT is excited to announce a partnership with Coach Andy Shay under which NXT will take over operations of the Fall and Summer Bulldog Bash lacrosse tournaments hosted by Yale. NXT, the nation’s leading lacrosse event management company, will take over all aspects of tournament operations effective immediately.
Senior midfielder Michael Sanzone has been named captain of the Canisius men's lacrosse team for the 2019 season, head coach Mark Miyashita announced on Tuesday.
In addition, seniors Logan Monroe and Brad Nordstrom and junior Holden Garlent have all been selected to serve as assistant captains for the upcoming campaign.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Canisius women's lacrosse team has a special bond.
"We pride ourselves a lot in family and just being one family," said head coach Allison Daley.
But for Antonia, Miranda and Marissa, their bond is a little more special.
LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2019) – The Premier Lacrosse League announced Josh Sims as the Head of Lacrosse. Sims, a 3x All-American at Princeton where he won two NCAA titles, joins the PLL after a successful management career spanning the product development, technology, sports, and retail industries. After a 13-year indoor and outdoor professional lacrosse career where he won four championships, Sims led the lacrosse division at Under Armour and managed product integrity for the company’s fitness, golf and tennis products.
“This was the toughest decision ever. We literally could have taken any kid on the roster. A lot of times it came down to the smallest thing – the versatility between offense and defense, if they could play mid if we needed them. I’m very proud of every player and how they performed. It’s unfortunate we can’t take them all.”
It may be cold outside because of the Polar Vortex but luckily the NLL is played inside so we can still enjoy some games this weekend. The Knighthawks this weekend will try to keep their momentum going this weekend with games this Friday and also this Saturday.
A losing season is not something that the 11th-ranked (Nike/US Lacrosse preseason poll) Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team is used to having. In fact, last year’s 9-10 finish was the first time they have finished below .500 since the program began in 1998. The Orange will attempt to pick up the pieces next weekend when they host UConn in the Dome on Feb. 8 to start the 2019 campaign. SU should avoid a repeat of last year and here’s why.
A total of 683 days will have passed since the announcement of St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse as the 73rd NCAA Division I program back in March 2017 until the team hits the field for the first time Feb. 2 at High Point. After all the long hours of recruiting, practice and preparation, the Bonnies are finally ready to play games that count.