January 2019

Thursday January 31, 2019 10:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Peter Dearth (Short-stick defensive midfielder), Nick Mellen (Defense) and Stephen Rehfuss (Attack), were honored by the league. As a team, Syracuse was projected to finish fourth.

from Oswego County News Now
“We’re very happy with another first-place award,” said Dan Witmer, the athletic department’s community service coordinator. “They changed the format of the application this year, and we weren’t sure how we’d do with the new process.”

from Citrus TV
With the highly anticipated lacrosse season right around the corner, CitrusTV's Adam Unger and Zach Lang bring you up to date with all you need to know about the 2019 Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Team, including who left, who stayed, and who is ready to make an immediate impact this year. Also, we talk to preseason All-American defender Nick Mellen, and 21st year head coach John Desko about the Orange of past and present, as well as discuss the new rule changes to college lacrosse. Catch all that and more in the CitrusTV's 2019 Syracuse Lacrosse Preview Show.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Host Fred Opie interviews West Point Alum and All-American Dan Williams. Williams talks about playing lacrosse at Hempstead High School on Long Island, dealing with haters on and off the field and his decision to attend West Point. Williams also talk about his son who dealt concussion as a college football play at Washington State University. In the final segment, Williams describes his ideal college curriculum and required courses for graduation.

12:15AM
from the Upstate Lacrosse Foundation
The ULF, in conjunction with the Upstate Lacrosse Association, is sponsoring a Coaches Clinic for Boys and Girls Lacrosse coaches of all levels, from Kindergarten to Collegiate. There will be lots of takeaways and nuggets for every Coach to bring back to their team! The demonstrations and clinics will be held on Ted Grant Court. The clinic will feature White Board presentations and “on field” demonstrations of drills, Offense and Defense. Specialized areas like Draws, Face-off’s and shooting will be included. The focus of the Speakers will be on making your practices more effective and impactful.

Liz Beville – Colgate University Women’s Coach
Amy Tiernan – LeMoyne Women’s Asst. Coach & former UMass Player
Kathy Taylor – LeMoyne Women’s Head Coach
Gary Gait – Syracuse Women’s Head Coach
Keynote Speaker - SU Alum Mike Powell
Dan Sheehan, LeMoyne Men’s Head Coach
Eric Miccio, OCC Men’s Head Coach

Le Moyne Campus Map

from Siena Athletics
The Siena Saints men's lacrosse program opens into a new era on Feb. 16 when they host Hobart to begin their 2018-19 season. New head coach Liam Gleason takes the reigns of the Green and Gold, who were picked sixth in the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll announced on Wednesday morning. Additionally, sophomore Nick Pepe was named Preseason All-MAAC Short Stick Midfielder.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The USILA Preseason Coaches' Poll was released earlier this week and the Big Red was tabbed to finish fifth overall. The selection comes on the heels of being chosen to finish fifth in the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll, and fourth overall in the Nike/US Lacrosse DI Preseason Top 20.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is ranked nationally in two Division III preseason polls. The Red Dragons are ranked 18th by US Lacrosse Magazine and 19th by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

Head coach Steve Beville enters his 13th season with the Red Dragons this spring. Last year, Cortland finished 12-7, won the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title and earned a berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. The Red Dragons lost 16-12 at the eventual national champion, Wesleyan (Conn.), in the NCAA second round and tied for 17th nationally.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team is ranked 11th nationally in the Nike/USLacrosse preseason Division III poll and is ranked 14th in the preseason by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

Fifth-year head coach Kelly Orr has led Cortland to an impressive 73-12 (.859) combined record over her first four seasons. The Red Dragons finished with a 16-5 mark last season and earned their 20th consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title. Additionally, Cortland tied for 17th nationally in the NCAA playoffs.

from Albany Times Union
Katie Rowan, who was part of the greatest season in UAlbany women's lacrosse history, gets a chance to write another chapter as the new Great Danes head coach.

UAlbany hired Rowan, a Delmar native, in June. She previously worked for the school as an assistant coach on an America East championship team that went 18-1 and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 2011.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Cornell lacrosse is back in its familiar position heading into the 2019 season — a contender for an Ivy League championship, and possibly a national title to go with it. The Big Red tradition is intertwined with winning, but it took last year to get the program back on that track.

from NLL.com
Shawn Evans’ 2018 season was unlike any of his previous seasons. He totaled only 83 points and 49 assists – a solid season for most players, but a far drop-off from Evans’ five straight seasons of at least 103 points and 65 assists. After being traded mid-season from New England to Buffalo, the Bandits lost six of their final eight games and missed the playoffs. For the first time since 2010, Evans watched the playoffs from home.

2019 has been a different story.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced updates to its box rules and points of emphasis for 2019. The points of emphasis for 2019 relate to abuse of officials, illegal body checking and boarding, helmets and penalties.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In April of 2012, I bought my Nissan Sentra, coincidentally, just a few weeks after I started writing my weekly Road Trip Dad blogs. I nicknamed the car Rocinante, the name of Don Quixote’s battle-worn steed and, not as coincidentally, also the name John Steinbeck gave to his pick-up truck as he headed cross country in a journey that inspired Travels with Charley.

This week, almost seven years later, I’m putting the old girl out to pasture.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will celebrate its historic 2018 season before Saturday night’s basketball game.

During a ceremony set to begin at 6:45 p.m. on the SEFCU Arena court, the Great Danes will receive championship rings commemorating their America East title and trip to NCAA Championship Weekend.

from CollegeCrosse.com
It’s almost time to set the opening faceoff to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse season, and we here at College Crosse are here to help with a deep dive into each conference with a preview episode of College Crossecast.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY — Getting used to the new assistant coach leading the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program has been easy for the Great Danes.

One of them, much-hyped freshman Tanner Hay, is a cousin of John Maloney. Plus, several of the team’s upperclassmen, such as senior Matt Perla, played with Maloney — a 2016 UAlbany graduate — during Maloney’s senior season with the Great Danes.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
I was out in Missouri recently, working with a notable high school program. After a meeting with the team, an underclassman came up and asked me, “What is the single defining characteristic of outstanding individual leadership?”

He put me on the spot, but the word I chose that day, fearlessness, might still be my choice.

from Rush TV
Rush TV's Daniella Ponticelli profiles Saskatchewan Rush transition defender, and main face-off man, Jeremy Thompson.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host its sixth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Colorado Mammoth visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of former Bandits player Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt lymphoma in 2014. Faceoff for the game, which is presented by Intense Milk, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

from Capital District Lax
On Friday February 1, 2019 the UAlbany and Colgate men’s lacrosse teams will meet for a scrimmage at the brand new Afrim’s Sports Park facility, located at 969 Watervliet Shaker Rd. in Colonie, NY [intersection of Watervliet Shaker Rd & Sand Creek Rd] . UAlbany reportedly has the facility reserved from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, so following set-up and team warm-ups, we can anticipate the scrimmage to begin 7:30-7:45 PM.

Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse will begin the 2019 season ranked in the top 20 in both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Inside Lacrosse media polls. The Orange are No. 15 in the preseason coaches poll and No. 13 in the media rankings. Both preseason polls were released on Monday, Jan. 29.

from William Smith Athletics
The Herons finished the 2018 campaign with a 15-5 overall record and a 9-1 record in the Liberty League. William Smith won the Liberty League regular season and tournament titles for the third year in a row. William Smith earned the Liberty League's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, defeating Endicott 18-8 before being edged by top-ranked The College of New Jersey in the second round.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
This coming season, the Great Danes will face four teams ranked in both polls: Yale, which is No. 1 in both polls, as well as Maryland, Cornell and Syracuse. Yale (April 19) and Maryland (March 9) both visit Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

from Syracuse Athletics
The difference between a top-10 starting spot in the USILA poll was via just one point, as Notre Dame (168) edged out the Orange (167) for 10th. Yale, who 'Cuse will face in their final closed scrimmage this weekend, checks in as the unanimous preseason favorite after capturing the NCAA Championship last year.

from NLL.com
Sunday evening’s game at Mohegan Sun Arena set up perfectly for the New England Black Wolves. They were home, well rested, and flying high, riding a three game win streak. On the flip side, the Buffalo Bandits were coming in after losing 18-13 in Rochester the night before.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Boston College, which has reached the NCAA championship game the last two years, is the No. 1-ranked team in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Preseason Poll.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Yale Bulldogs, fresh off winning the 2018 national title over Duke, take the top spot in the USILA Division I Men's Coaches Poll, released today.

Monday January 28, 2019 9:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
“When coach said, ‘Hey, it was going to be you, Tumi and Treanor,’ I’ve been waiting for that,” Dowd said. “I thought that would be quite the combo.”

In their first game together against England, Dowd assisted Treanor, Tumolo assisted Dowd and then Tumolo assisted Treanor. Dowd and Tumolo finished behind Treanor with three points each.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Saturday night, the Knighthawks were poised to avenge an earlier loss to their storied rivals, the Buffalo Bandits. The Knighthawks entered the contest with something to prove against the 4-1 Bandits. Fortunately for the Knighthawks, they redeemed themselves with an 18-13 win in front of the home fans.

from Rich Barnes Photography
SU vs. Hofstra; SU vs. Vermont; Hofstra vs. Vermont

from The Daily Orange
Syracuse men's lacrosse competed in its second scrimmage of the year against Hofstra. SU took the game 12-5, and Stephen Rehfuss led the way with 5 points. Here are the best shots from Saturday's game.


Sunday January 27, 2019 12:15AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
It was, by any measure, the most memorable season in University at Albany men’s lacrosse history. Sixteen wins. Six weeks as the nation’s No. 1 team. Six All-Americans. An America East championship. Two NCAA Tournament victories. And, of course, a trip to NCAA Championship Weekend.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University added a new player to its women’s lacrosse team in a heartfelt ceremony Friday to honor a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Madelaine Hartweck (Liverpool) attended the drafting ceremony at the Ensley Athletic Center at Syracuse University.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse lacrosse team will be without the services of defensive midfielder Dami Oladunmoye and defender Jerry Staats this season.

Orange coach John Desko revealed the statuses of the players after the team hosted a pair of scrimmages against Vermont and Hofstra on Saturday.

from the Daily Gazette
“I’ll start with this,” Marr said during his opening remarks at Friday’s media day event for his program at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. “A lot has been said about our team over the last, probably, six months. More has been talked about what we lost and, to be quite honest, as a coach and as players, we’re really tired of hearing about what we’ve lost.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
National Lacrosse Hall of Fame members Bob Miser and Jake Curran both died earlier this week. Miser was an All-American at Army and played on the 1967 U.S. team. Curran was one of the sport's top officials for four decades.

from the Iroquois Nationals
Lacrosse has been intertwined with Native American culture since its inception, and most would not hesitate to emphasize the role that the Native American people have played in growing the sport. A good number of North America’s premier lacrosse talent, and perhaps future NLL stars, are proud to call themselves Native American. Below is an update on the Native American players who are currently competing at the college level.

from DIIILacrosse.com
We wanted to know what DIII lacrosse coaches are thinking, so we asked them. Ten coaches from varying levels of DIII lacrosse -- from a first-year program (Kurt Ohlen from Johnson & Wales in Colorado) to national championship winning coach of a perennial contender (Steve Beville of Cortland) -- responded to our three-question survey.

Friday January 25, 2019 11:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
For Ierlan, the last five years of high school and college lacrosse has been nothing short of straight-up winning. Consider: He’s taken more than 2,000 face-offs over that five-year span and won a staggering 78 percent of those draws. And the two teams he’s played for in high school and college over those five years went a combined 92-10. Used with permission.
CREDITS: photographer, Nicola Rinaldo; cover designer, Matt Cain.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the seventh consecutive season, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team has been picked to win the America East in the league’s annual preseason poll.

The Great Danes, nine-time league champions who are coming off the program’s first NCAA Championship Weekend appearance, received three first-place votes in the poll that’s voted on by the league’s head coaches, who cannot vote for their own teams.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the organization will retire former forward John Grant Jr.’s No. 24 jersey on Saturday, Feb. 2. Grant’s jersey will be raised to rafters prior to the game against the Georgia Swarm at 7:30 p.m.

from Mel Busler / WWNYTV.com
Rumors that Immaculate Heart was about to drop its boys' lacrosse program this season turn out not to be true.

IHC is ready to play with a new coach at the helm.

from Morrisville St. Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State senior attackman, Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) has been tabbed by DIIILacrosse.com as a Preseason Extended All-American, a first time accolade meant to bring attention to players that play for a non-power conference within Division III.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Greece Olympia 2019 goalie Nicholas Chilano of Roc City Warriors Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Cazenovia College.

from BLaxFive.net
The Gates Chili Spartans have a new Head Coach for the 2019 season, as Cam Gormel moves up from assistant to take over for Jake Johnson who will start working at the youth and modified programs, in a effort to build from the bottom up.

from Capital District Lax
2018 was an amazing year for D1 collegiate lacrosse. We saw Albany’s Dane Train make its first ever Final Four appearance before getting derailed by Yale. Head Coach Andy Shay led the Bulldogs to the program’s first ever National Championship taking down Duke 13-11 in a great Final at Gillette Stadium. ESPN sideline reporter/lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra witnessed it first hand and had a chance to experience the excitement with his memorable post game interview with Coach Shay when it finally kicked in that his team had just won it all.

Paul took some time to catch up with us and give us some of his insights & thoughts for the upcoming 2019 lacrosse season.

from LaxAllStars.com
Ryan Conwell and Thorpe sit down and discuss how he became involved in the box game as a player out of college, the importance of the box game in the US and how he started coaching women's lacrosse.


Thursday January 24, 2019 3:15PM
from Cazenovia College Athletics
Cazenovia, N.Y - The Cazenovia Men's lacrosse team has selected two players to serve as captains for the 2019 season.

from Dr. Fred Opie
At Native of Ithaca, New York, Brooks Sweet earned All American honors at UMass. He played on two US national teams in 1982 and 1986. Sweet earned best attackman at the 1982 world championships. He shares a diabetes oral history from a athletes prospective. His reflection begin from learning he had diabetes as a high school senior in the 1970s. His stories are educational, inspiring and instructive about self-care and agency as someone living with diabetes.

from Powell Lacrosse / Rhino Lacrosse
The Great Upstate Snow Games Presented by Powell Lacrosse, a mini lacrosse tournament that will be held at the Manlius Swan pond fields, Sunday, February 17th from 1-4pm. Its team of 3-5, playing in full-court backyard style game.

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA - (January 23, 2019)- Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Danny Varello doesn’t need to look at the statistics to realize that last season at the 'X' was a washout for the Syracuse lacrosse team.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The 2019 Orange are thrilled to leave behind one of their stranger years, and not just because Syracuse staggered home barely above .500, went home following a NCAA tournamentfirst-round defeat by upstate rival Cornell — which beat the Orange twice — and failed for the fifth straight season to return to the final four.

from CNYCentral.com
The Le Moyne men's lacrosse program is centered on excellence. The Dolphins have put the school on the map with their historic runs to Final Four Weekends and National Championships. That's why last year's first round exit from the NCAA Tournament was so shocking.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Just over six years ago, RJ Kaminski was running the Sports Radio Club at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore — an institution with a rich lacrosse history. He had not grown up a lacrosse player, but he knew the stars of the game.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Gary Gait didn’t call last season a fluke – and he certainly didn’t make excuses – but the 12th year coach of the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team acknowledged that his team’s schedule did his team no favors.

“We scrambled to get a schedule together,” said Gait, who added issues with the supposed renovation of his home facility necessitated the mad dash. “We had five ranked opponents in eight days. We had the worst schedule we’ve ever had.”

from the Buffalo Bandits
After going 3-1 on the recent homestand, the Buffalo Bandits will hit the road for back-to-back games this weekend. The first of those games will be Saturday night when the 4-1 Bandits face the 1-3 Rochester Knighthawks. The Bandits are looking for their fourth straight victory. Faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced a schedule of more than 60 college and high school lacrosse games to take place at Tierney Field on its campus during the spring 2019 season.

March 14th: Ithaca College Men's/Women's double-header; April 18th: RFA Girls vs Loch Raven (Md.).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Greece Arcadia High School 2019 attackman, midfielder Colin Boglione has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Cazenovia College.

Wednesday January 23, 2019 9:50AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The sweat had barely dried from a long session of sprints that seemingly concluded a recent Le Moyne College lacrosse practice when head coach Dan Sheehan pointed star midfielder Dan Entenmann to the starting line yet again.

from BinghamtonHomePage.com
VESTAL, N.Y. - Two Vestal lacrosse players that share the same last name but not the same family now have another similarity, they'll both showcasing their skills on the field at the next level.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The LSN doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 26 will feature the U.S. women’s senior team against England at 12 noon and the U.S. women’s U19 team against England at 2:30 p.m. All times are Pacific and are available free on LSN.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:50AM
from US Lacrosse
For the 2019 playing season, US Lacrosse has introduced a new checking category for 14U and 13U girls players. Called transitional checking, this rule is intended to provide a middle ground between full checking at the high school level and the modified checking for 12U. Transitional checking will help maintain the safety of youth players to check sticks held above shoulders and provide the rule structure for a player development pathway into full checking at the high school level.

from Inside Lacrosse
Each of the past three seasons, I've written a one-sentence preview of every team in men's Division I lacrosse. It's a fun exercise to read through the entire Face-Off Yearbook (almost sold out), and it provides a good bird's-eye view of the national landscape in addition to the normal preseason prognostication of All-Americans, rankings and conference outlooks.

from CollegeCrosse.com
The 2019 season begins in less than two weeks and like everyone else, we’re really excited to get things going here at College Crosse. To christen the new season, here is our 2019 College Crosse Preseason Top 20 Poll.

from PostStar.com
Brittany Barton’s family has deep roots in lacrosse, and the tree recently added another branch. Barton, a junior at Queensbury, gave her verbal commitment to the University of Vermont.

from Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON, MA – January 21, 2019 – The Dallas Rattlers have traded attackman Randy Staats to the Atlanta Blaze in exchange for a third round pick (22nd overall) and a fourth round pick (31st overall) in the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. The Rattlers will also send the team’s third round pick (26th overall) to the Blaze.

Monday January 21, 2019 11:20AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
While Bob Shillinglaw was the head coach of the University of Delaware Blue Hens, it seemed like they thought it was their job to play the first NCAA game of the year. More than once they played their first game on February 1st, and if Coach Shill hadn’t retired recently, they’d probably be playing their opener in January by now. Now that Delaware is under the direction of Ben DeLuca, their opener isn’t until February 9 – and they are still playing four games in the month of February.

from Mike Powell
At the beginning of every lacrosse season, I always watch this short film by Mike Powell. It documents our experience traveling the Pacific Northwest on the Grow The Game Tour in 2012, and watching it always reinforces our purpose.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks dropped a 12-7 decision to the Saskatchewan Rush Saturday night in Saskatoon. The contest concluded a season-long three-game road swing for the Knighthawks.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Once again, the Buffalo Bandits started fast and got out to an early lead, but it was the 4-0 run to end the game that proved to be the difference Saturday night.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Liverpool high school 2020 defenseman/LSM Nick Hall of Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Cazenovia College.

from Capital District Lax
Height: 6’3
Weight: 205
High School: Guilderland
High School Coach: Sean McConaghy
Club: Albany Power
Club Coach: Coach Baker

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:15AM
from NLL.com
Brian Shanahan spoke with Lyle Thompson on the history of lacrosse, as well as the platform he has to educate others on the traditions of his Native American heritage.

from Inside Lacrosse
If you've been following college football closely on social media over the past few weeks, you've likely come across the term "transfer portal" several times. Since it debuted on Oct. 15, it's still not a widely known platform in the lacrosse world —outside of college coaches and adminstrators.

So what is the NCAA Transfer Portal and how does it work?

from US Lacrosse
The word “consistency” is derived from the Latin consistentem, meaning: “to stand firm”. As an official, I heartily endorse the original meaning of the word. Officials must be resolute, a bulwark against the winds of popular opinion. The best officials stand between two opposing forces and enforce agreed-upon rules, without bias, and never allow the masses to influence their decisions.

from DIIILacrosse.com
To bring attention to those players, DIIIlacrosse.com has created the Extended All-America Team. To be considered as an EAA, a player must play for a team in a non-power conference, like the CCIW or the NEAC, and is not selected for Inside Lacrosse’s team.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:10AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
“It’s always tough to see great players leave your program,” Marr said. “It’s hard for me to turn the page. But when you recruit the younger guys — it’s their time. This is their opportunity, and it’s fun to coach them. You’re just working with a whole new group, forming chemistry a

Penfield's Madigan Lublin Heading To Rutgers

from BinghamtonHomePage.com
Senior Madison Balchikonis signed her National Letter of Intent to play college lacrosse at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits are getting set for their fifth game of the season and the team’s fourth in Banditland. The 3-1 Bandits will face the 0-4 Philadelphia Wings on Saturday at KeyBank Center as they look for their third straight victory. Faceoff for the final game of the four-game homestand is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Thursday January 17, 2019 10:45AM

from Elmira College Athletics
Lampson came to Elmira following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at traditional New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) power Colby College. While with the Mules, Lampson helped Colby be a constant presence in the national rankings, reaching as high as No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll (IWLCA). The Mules amassed a record of 24-11 during her tenure and earned a NESCAC title in 2017. She previously served as an assistant coach at William Smith and Morrisville State, coaching a conference Defensive Player of the Year at each stop.

from RPI Athletics
TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Keaton Ackermann (Cazenovia), Lucas Bastarache and Quinn Fettig are among those recognized by Inside Lacrosse as Division III Preseason All-Americans, it has been announced. Ackermann was selected to the Third Team, while Bastarache and Fettig garnered Honorable Mention recognition. All three are seniors.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Back to work for the Bandits as they go into preparation for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Wings. This will be one you won't want to miss. One, because Philly is bringing a talented and tough group of players to town, despite their 0-4 record. And two, it's BANDITS ALUMNI NIGHT, where many players from the past 27 seasons will be in town!

from Capital District Lax
Graduation Year: 2020
Position: Attack
High School: Glens Falls High School
High School Coach: Tim Northrop
Club: Adirondack Mountain Men
Club Coach: Tucker Kear

from Inside The Game
Ireland's Sean Gibson has been named chair of the Federation of International Lacrosse's (FIL) new Athletes' Advisory Commission (AC), the body has announced.

The other members elected alongside Gibson are Canada's World Cup silver medallist Dana Dobbie, Keith Nyberg from Australia, New York Lizards player Rob Pannell from the United States, Japan's Sachio Yamada and Seraphine Aelterman from Belgium.

Wednesday January 16, 2019 10:45AM
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from LaxSportsNetwork.com
Georgia Swarm star, Lyle Thompson, addresses the racial slurs from the Philadelphia Wings crowd. (Video 14:27)

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The hottest ACC men’s lacrosse team at the end of the season now has another prize to target: a chance to play for the league tournament title on its home field.

from SUNY Oswego Athletics

In just two years at Oswego, Serron made his presence known. Serron still ranks No. 1 in both points and goals in a single-season for the Lakers. During his junior year, Serron recorded an astonishing 100 points, including 56 goals. Both remain the standard for Oswego men's lacrosse, but more impressively, less than 35 players have ever reached the 100-point plateau in the entirety of their careers. The two-time All-SUNYAC First Teamer was able to accomplish the feat in just one season and is one of just three players in program history to reach 100 points in a two-year career. His 188 career points is just 13 shy of the program record, set by fellow Hall of Famer and former teammate Ken Walker.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA’s Joe Fletcher, one of the best defensemen in the world, seldom talks like it. He doesn’t look like it, either, his frail frame and hunchback stance often noted by his teammates and foes alike.

from BLaxFive.net
Churchville-Chili, Brighton, Newark, and Livonia-Avon all have openings for boys lacrosse coaches at various levels.

Tuesday January 15, 2019 1:00PM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Um, Philadelphia, we have a problem.

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got a fresh case of ignorance and insensitivity, racism and cultural disrespect in our lacrosse world. And this time, it originates from the world of “professionals,” not naïve children or biased fanatics.

from OCC Athletics
Perfect timing to get the kids who start school ball ready to go for the season, which will begin right after. Ages 7-16 from 9:00-12:00 Monday – Friday. We have two big indoor fields at the Syracuse indoor sports center in Liverpool which will help us split the age groups up. Sign up soon if you plan to attend or forwarded it on to people who may have kids with interest.

from Newsweek
An announcer for the National Lacrosse League lost his job after making a comment about a player’s hair that was deemed to be offensive based on the player’s race.

from RPI Athletics
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse program begins the 2019 season on Wednesday, February 27, with a home game against SUNY Oneonta at Renwyck Field. This season marks the 16th season under Leslie DeLano '06G, the winning head coach in program history.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Medina High School (NY) 2019 attackman Christian Silversmith has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Medaille College.

from BLaxFive.net
Updated: Pittsford midfielder Sammy Thomolaris signed his National Letter of Intent for Linestone this afternoon with family and teammates in attendance.

Monday January 14, 2019 10:00AM
from TheSpec.com
PHILADELPHIA— In-game announcer Shawny Hill and the Philadelphia Wings apologized on Sunday after he made racially insensitive remarks about Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson. Hill called for Thompson's pony-tail to be cut during Georgia's 13-11 National Lacrosse League win at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.

Thompson, from Onondaga Nation, N.Y., and his brothers Jerome and Miles all play for the Swarm and wear braided pony-tails in tribute to their Indigenous heritage.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
Emmaus 2019 defenseman/LSM Devon Boyko has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

from BLaxFive.net
The Livonia-Avon Lakers have a new Head Coach as Don Manard moves up from the Junior Varsity team. A graduate of Irondequoit High School in 1999, Don was a four-year letter winner at Widener University as a goalie.

Sunday January 13, 2019 10:30AM
from Syracuse.com
During Syracuse University lacrosse media day, Syracuse.com's Brent Axe talked with Austin Fusco, Jamie Trimboli and Stephen Rehfuss about what to expect in the 2019 season, what inspires them as lacrosse players and who they enjoy watching play on their own team.

from Inside Lacrosse
STX and Inside Lacrosse are pleased to announce “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.

from Inside Lacrosse
Albany is still tops in the league, but the gap is closer than it has been in recent memory. The graduation of an impact class that included Tewaaraton finalist Connor Fields and several others, plus the departure of face-off specialist TD Ierlan leaves uncertainty around the Danes. Combine that with a lot of talent returning to a surging Vermont team, an experienced Stony Brook team, plus a UMBC team with one of DI’s best defenses, and it could be a battle for the top spot in the tournament.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse presents its NEC preseason rankings and all-conference team, as published in the Face-Off Yearbook. Coaches are surveyed for the Face-Off Yearbook all-conference teams, with the IL staff making final decisions.

from Inside Lacrosse
As part of the groundbreaking "The Season 2018" project with STX and Inside Lacrosse, we sat down with Syracuse's Charlie Lockwood to talk about the legend of the No. 22. For the second straight year, the famed No. 22 will lay dormant at Syracuse, coach John Desko confirmed at the school's recent Media Day.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks fell 12-10 to the San Diego Seals Saturday night in the first-ever game at Pechanga Arena San Diego. The back-and-forth contest featured nine ties, as the Knighthawks battled right to the final whistle.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that CW Rochester will broadcast five games throughout the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League regular season.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse as we know it won’t fly in the Olympics. And so perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of the sport’s inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles — the FIL cleared a major hurdle Nov. 30 with provisional recognition by the IOC — is the need to develop a new discipline of the sport that’s faster in pace, shorter in length, more confined in space and limited in numbers.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Baldwinsville 2019 attackman Austin Bolton of Upstate Elite ULC Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Cabrini College.

Friday January 11, 2019 10:00AM
from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team opened their 2019 preseason on Wednesday, beginning with the team's annual media day.

The players met with numerous local affiliates before finishing the day with the preseason conditioning test. Head Coach John Desko, four-time ACC Coach of the Year, said that the day gave him 'pre-game jitters' as he embarks on his 21st season at the helm of the program. Hear what the legendary coach had to say at his first press conference of the year:

from NunesMagician.com
There are two starting spots up for grabs entering the spring. The first is the third starting attackman to join current starters Stephen Rehfuss (20 Gs, 28 As) and Nate Solomon (22 Gs, 15 As). The first person Desko mentioned was senior Brad Voigt (9 Gs, 5 As), who was the team’s man-up specialist and fourth attackman a year ago. He also brought up sophomore Owen Seebold (two shots in 10 games) and freshman Griffin Cook as guys that will probably see the field as well.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- As heated as the three-way race for the Syracuse lacrosse starting goalie job gets this spring, junior Drake Porter promises to approach it with a level head. And that’s a developed personality trait that could separate Porter from the crowd.

from the Rochester Knighthaws
The Rochester Knighthawks unveiled Military Appreciation Night jerseys today, which will be worn by the Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, Jan. 26. For the fourth straight season, the players will wear special military-themed jerseys which will be auctioned off, with the net proceeds going to Veterans Outreach Center (VOC).

from Elmira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College head women's lacrosse coach Rebecca Lampson has announced the Soaring Eagles' 2019 spring schedule for her first season at the helm. The Soaring Eagles will play 17 games this year, including seven home contests.

from Premier Lacrosse League
Voice your opinion on where the PLL should hold events during their inaugural season.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Syracuse Lacrosse Alum and Hall of Famer Casey Powell grew up in Carthage, New York. He shares how lacrosse came to his community, and how he, his brothers, and neighborhood kids created a winning lacrosse culture out of what they observed from upstate New York powerhouse West Genesee High School and attending Syracuse University lacrosse games during the era of the Gait brothers.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits continued to play flawless lacrosse in their 13-4 victory over the Knighthawks last Saturday night. And that included Matt Vinc establishing a new save record in the NLL and the team tying a club record of lowest goals against in game.

from US Lacrosse
It’s officially “Lacrosse Weekend” in Philadelphia with the US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon) coming to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Jan. 11-13 and the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings hosting the Georgia Swarm for US Lacrosse Night at Wells Fargo Arena on Jan. 12.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Inside Lacrosse has announced its preseason predictions for the Ivy League and a trio of Big Red players – Jeff Teat, Jake McCulloch and Ryan Bray – have been named to the publication's Preseason All-Ivy Team, with Teat being chosen as its Ivy Player of the Year candidate. Cornell's three selections are second only to Yale's five, while Penn and Princeton both had a pair of players chosen to the list.

from Canisius Athletics
The networking event will take place between 3-4:30 p.m. at the Grupp Fireside Lounge on campus. The program is encouraging alumni to attend the event to meet with the current team and share insight on their respective careers and career paths. There will also be a panel discussion with general tips for internships, interviews and jobs as well as breakout sessions broken down by profession.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius digital media graduate assistant Ryan Davis has been chosen to serve as team videographer for the 2020 US Lacrosse Men's U19 Team, head coach Nick Myers recently announced. Davis will serve on the support staff for Team USA when the squad takes part in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's U19 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland next summer.

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:50AM
from Niagara Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – The Niagara University women's lacrosse coaching staff is set to speak at the 2019 US Lacrosse National Convention (LaxCon) on Saturday, Jan. 12. Head coach Wendy Stone and assistants Amy Martin and Alice Mercer will be doing a presentation on "Odd Man Out" at 1 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Rhino Lacrosse presents the Upstate Lacrosse Festival May 19th at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. This Boys Lacrosse event will have seven divisions over four age groups.

2023-2024 Gold & Silver Divisions
2025-2026 Gold & Silver Divisions
2027-2028 Gold & Silver Divisions
2029-2030 Division

8 Teams per division/ 3 games played.

from Inside Lacrosse
After the Bulldogs topped the Big Red 11-8 on March 17, Cornell shocked much of the lacrosse world by blowing out Yale in the Ivy League Tournament, as Jeff Teat made them pay for playing him straight up. The Bulldogs’ national title likely intensified the rivalry, and the pair of rivals should be participating in bloodbaths against each other for years to come. Though teams like Princeton, Penn and Brown could be formidable, the stranglehold that Cornell and Yale have on the Ivy League the next two years looks sizable.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The value of experience can be hard to define at times, and it will be put to the test again this season by the Syracuse lacrosse team.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Last Saturday in Buffalo, first-year Knighthawks defenseman/forward Darryl Robertson got to live out his dream of playing in the NLL. However, the 24-year-old Robertson wasn’t gifted his opportunity in the league; he earned it.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 9:05AM
from Elmira College Athletics
The Soaring Eagles will host their feathered foes from Hilbert on the turf at nearby Notre Dame Academy at 4:00 p.m. on February 27, for the first of eight home contests on the docket this spring. It marks the first all-time meeting between EC and the Hawks, members of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) who reached the conference tournament semifinals a year ago.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – Former University at Albany men’s lacrosse players already have posted a combined 59 points (28 goals) through the first month of play in the National Lacrosse League.

from Hobart Athletics
Three members of the Hobart College lacrosse team were named to Inside Lacrosse's preseason All-Northeast Conference team while the Statesmen were picked to finish third in the NEC standings. Senior faceoff specialist Matthew Pedicine, junior defenseman Sam Mueller and sophomore midfielder Ryan Archer represented Hobart on the preseason team which was originally published in the 2019 Face-Off Yearbook.

from LaxAllStars.com

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with US Lacrosse, will hold a TryLax event on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. TryLax is a 90-minute, introductory lacrosse experience for girls and boys who have never played the sport.

The clinic will precede the National Lacrosse League contest between the Rochester Knighthawks and Georgia Swarm, which faces off at 7:30 p.m.

from BLaxFive.net
Billy has been a two-year first team all-Finger Lakes pick who will start his fourth year on the Eagle Varsity with 42g-34a. In the off season he has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club.
from US Lacrosse Magazine
. . . Le Moyne will be a force in the NE10 and capable of making a run itself. With Dan Entenmann back to lead the Dolphins, they slot in at No. 2 in Division II.

12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . as I mapped out my life while in Lynbrook High School (Class of ’78) on Long Island, my goal was to be a high school teacher and varsity coach. Everywhere I looked at LHS, I had the best role models, teachers who also coached. Tony Seaman was a social studies teacher as well as my junior high soccer coach and my varsity lacrosse coach. Larry Glenz was my social studies teacher and junior high lacrosse coach. Ken Sicke was a chemistry teacher who also coached my JV soccer and lacrosse teams. My driver’s ed teacher was Jim Imholtz; he also coached the school’s club ice hockey team. Marty Goldberg was my varsity soccer coach, and he taught social studies.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
After taking home the 2018 Division II Women's national championship, Le Moyne was on top of the world. Now heading into the 2019 season, the Dolphins remain at the pinnacle of the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Women's Preseason Top 20.

from Inside Lacrosse
In a league full of parity and without an automatic qualifier, head-to-head results during the regular season become increasingly important. The Blue Devils are coming off of a berth in the national championship and, despite losing Tewaaraton finalist Justin Guterding, have the lion’s share of their starters returning. Elsewhere, Notre Dame and Virginia have squads capable of making a deep run in May, while Syracuse and North Carolina are looking to bounce back from lackluster seasons.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
LOS ANGELES (January 7, 2019) – In an effort to unify the sport, the Premier Lacrosse League and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) have announced a strategic partnership. With a combined 160 All-Americans and 16 Tewaaraton winners, the two preeminent professional lacrosse leagues will join forces to co-host select event weekends where fans will be able to watch their favorite pros from both leagues.


Sunday January 6, 2019 4:00PM
from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits led wire-to-wire and tied a franchise record for fewest goals allowed on Saturday in their 13-4 win over the Rochester Knighthawks at KeyBank Center.

Goalie Matt Vinc hit another milestone on Saturday, becoming the NLL’s all-time saves leader with 7,273 saves in 208 career games. Vinc stopped 55 of 59 Knighthawks shots on Saturday.

from TSN.ca
DULUTH, Ga. — Lyle Thompson had two goals and two assists as the Georgia Swarm downed the Vancouver Warriors 10-8 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League play. Miles Thompson and Brendan Bomberry had a hat trick each, while Jordan MacIntosh and Zed Williams added singles to round out the scoring for the Swarm (3-0).

from US Lacrosse
Competition at the international level for all five of our national team programs has risen exponentially over the past several Federation of International Lacrosse world championship cycles. The margins of victory for the 2016 U.S. Men’s U19 and 2018 U.S. Men’s Senior Teams were razor thin and we placed second in the last Women’s U19 event. The process regarding selection of the players and staffs requires ongoing evaluation and review.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cicero North Syracuse 2019 midfielder, attackman Connor Lynch of Team 315 has made a commitment to play NJCAA lacrosse at Onondaga Community College.

Friday January 4, 2019 10:45AM
from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks (1-0) kick-off their season long 3 game road trip this Saturday at the KeyBank Center to face off against the Buffalo Bandits (2-1). This matchup between the Knighthawks and Bandits is one the biggest marquee matchups in the NLL this weekend. Both the Knighthawks and Bandits are coming off impressive wins this past week.

from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits will look to get their second straight win at home, as they welcome fierce East Division rival Rochester Knighthawks to the KeyBank Center Saturday night. The Bandits are of course coming off a huge 16-10 win over Vancouver last week, while the Knighthawks also picked up a win over Philadelphia.

from CollegeCrosse.com
The Colgate Raiders are the 70th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the ninth and final team from the CAA. The Raiders finished 7-8 in 2018 and 3-5 in Patriot League play. Colgate lost to Lehigh in the Patriot League quarterfinals and hired former Notre Dame assistant Matt Karweck as their head coach this past summer.

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from BLaxFive.net
The Brighton Central School District is looking for a Varsity Head Coach of our Boys Lacrosse program.

12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – After being selected to finish fifth in the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has been tabbed fourth overall in the Nike/US Lacrosse DI Preseason Top 20, as was announced yesterday.

from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – Early tests are the theme as Colgate Men's Lacrosse gets set to take the field under first-year head coach Matt Karweck.

The Raiders open against Central New York rival Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, Feb. 8, to begin their 13-game schedule. Nonconference matchups follow against Binghamton and Maryland, both on the road.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse and head coach John Danowski have named the staff for the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team. The staff will guide the U.S. team over the next four years, leading up to the 2022 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

from Inside Lacrosse
Out of section games include at Baldwinsville, at Jamesville-DeWitt, at Corning, and hosting Fayetteville-Manlius.

Thursday January 3, 2019 9:00AM
from Syracuse Athletics
'Cuse, which boasts its most experienced returning unit in recent memory, was ranked No. 10 in the poll. Defending NCAA Champion Yale is the poll's preseason favorite. In addition to five games against the preseason top-eight, 10 of the Orange's regular season opponents are receiving votes in the first poll.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse returns its top two scorers from a year ago in junior Emily Hawryschuk and senior Nicole Levy. Hawryschuk had a breakout season in 2018, posting career highs in goals (53) and points (61). She led the Orange in both categories. Levy was second in points (51) and goals (41) despite missing five games with a lower body injury.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team has been ranked No. 17 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Men’s Preseason Top 20 poll, which was released Wednesday, Jan. 2, on the US Lacrosse Magazine website.

from Inside Lacrosse
The year 2019 is here. For several programs, that brings promise of a turnaround from 2018’s results. Whether 2018 was just plagued by bad luck, injuries or correctable issues, the teams below should be much better in '19. Here are several teams that finished 2018 below .500 but are looking to increase their output in the new year. (Army, Colgate, Hobart)

from 3d Lacrosse
From major partnerships to the formation of new regions to serve the growing lacrosse population, 3d Lacrosse forged fresh relationships, introduced unique opportunities for development and exposure and made a positive impact on coaches and players from coast to coast with its lineup of Select teams, tournaments, camps, clinics and additional programming.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Hailing from the Kahnawake (Quebec) reserve off the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Knighthawks goaltender Angus Goodleaf is larger than life. A perpetual fan favorite, Goodleaf has endeared himself to the people of Rochester, and his teammates. He was voted teammate of the year in consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017, and he always seems to be the man that his teammates gravitate towards.

from BLaxFive.net
The Greece Storm will be sending two attackmen to Alfred University next fall. Trevor Gilliard and Paul Forte both announced their decision to attend and play for the Saxons after their graduate this spring.

Wednesday January 2, 2019 9:35AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Massapequa 2019 LSM/DEF Christian Moreno of LI Dodgers has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY College at Oneonta.


Tuesday January 1, 2019 9:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
March 4 – that’s the day varsity lacrosse practices begin. Lofty goal? Perhaps.

Doable? I think so… read on!

from the RochesterKnighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks kicked off their 25th season in style with an impressive win over the Philadelphia Wings. On a historic night the Knighthawks honored their 25th season as a franchise with celebrating their All-Time Team before the game on Saturday.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits picked up their first home win of the season Friday night, defeating the Vancouver Warriors 16-10 at KeyBank Center. This moves the Bandits to 2-1 on the season, while Vancouver is now at 1-2.

from CollegeCrosse.com
What should we expect from the Bonnies in 2019?

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Paul V Moore 2019 goalie Thomas Hunold of Finger Lakes Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Mars Hill College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Penfield High School 2020 goalie Travis Wagner of Sweetlax Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.