July 2019

Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:00AM
from Hobart Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Lacrosse Coach Greg Raymond announced that Stephen Brundage (West Genesee) will serve as the program's offensive coordinator for the 2020 season. He joins the Statesmen following seven seasons at Marquette University, including the past five as the Golden Eagles' associate head coach.

from the Buffalo Bandits
“Following this past season, Matt indicated he felt he could play longer, so it was a no brainer to extend his contract one more year,” said Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich.

from The County Press
INDIANAPOLIS — After a meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations in Indianapolis in June, several changes will be coming to the rules of high school girls’ lacrosse next spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Class of 2019 — Don Leet (St. Lawrence), Tom Postel (C.W. Post), William Schmeisser (Johns Hopkins), Cliff Stevenson (Oberlin, Brown), Dick Watts (Kenyon, UMBC) and Chuck Winters (Cortland) — will be inducted in ceremony Dec. 6 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lax Sports Network announced Tuesday that all 81 games of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship — including U.S. preliminaries against Australia, England and Canada and four rounds of playoffs — will be broadcast on its digital platforms.

LSN is available for free on Apple TV, Xbox, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast and desktop (laxsportsnetwork.com), as well as on iOs and Android mobile devices.

The Schedule

from TopLaxRecruits.com
White Bear Lake Area High School (MN) 2020 faceoff specialist Thomas Rodriguez Jr. of Minnesota Loons Select has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00AM
from Elisha Ieshontenhawe King / The Globe and Mail
Elisha Ieshontenhawe King is from Akwesasne, a Mohawk community which straddles the imposed borders of Canada and the United States. She is a master’s student at Trent University and a member of the Trent women’s lacrosse team.

from The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation

from New York Sportswriters
Two junior attackmen from Long Island lead the way on the third annual boys all-state lacrosse team released Monday by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

All-State Teams

from CollegeXrosse.com
Canisius was the fourth seed in the MAAC Tournament for the second straight season, but could not pull off another upset.

from Oswego County News Now
OSWEGO — Fulton jumped out to a 5-1 first-quarter lead on the way to a 12-9 victory over Oswego on Saturday in the first Oswego vs. Fulton Alumni High School Lacrosse Game, held at Joseph Wilber Field.

from Summit Lacrosse Venures
Welcome to the 30th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic!

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Shawn and Turner Evans have dedicated their lives to teaching the game of lacrosse. The cousins have brought their passion for the game to over 25,000 kids throughout the United States and Canada.

The weekend of Aug. 2-4 will be no different for the Rochester Knighthawks’ forwards. That weekend, the Evans boys will attend the USBOXLA Nationals for the first time as they coach the Huntington Beach Box Lacrosse Club.

Monday July 29, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Every lacrosse coach, every player, and every referee started somewhere.

from IMG Academy
On July 24, 2019, IMG Academy announced the addition of National Lacrosse League and US National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Tom Marechek as Director of Lacrosse. In his role, Marechek will oversee all aspects of the IMG Academy lacrosse program for boarding school, camps, professional player training and events.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Dempsey Arsenault is the best women’s lacrosse player in the world. Repeat, in the world.

“She’s an absolute unit,” LaMonica said Sunday after watching Arseneault, the rookie midfielder out of Boston College, wreak havoc all over Tierney Field in the Brave’s 13-12 comeback win over the Fight in the WPLL championship game.

from Premier Lacrosse
1. Connor Fields vs. Tim Muller, Round 2: In their Week 1 matchup, the Whips trusted Tim Muller on an island against Connor Fields. They didn’t slide. If Fields beat Muller by himself, then he earned the goal. The Whips would live with that. Sliding to Fields (2G, 1A) leads to much scarier stepdown looks for Deemer Class (3G) and company. Muller won Week 1. Fields won Week 7.

from LSN
We look back at the best moments from this past week in the lacrosse world

Sunday July 28, 2019 3:00PM
from the Upstae Lacrosse Foundation
The Upstate Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame nominees for 2019 are Josh Coffman, Ron Fraser, Sarah (Averson) Kellner, Jeff Klodzen, Kenny Nims, Matt Riter, Andy Shay, Greg Tarbell, Lars Tiffany and John Tillman.

from Inside Lacrosse
With 5:51 left in overtime, Thompson operated near the two-point line, utilizing a two-man game with his Bayhawks’ teammate Brendan Bomberry. As the defense spun to get on Thompson’s ever-dangerous hands and jump what looked like a slip pass, Thompson caught Atlanta Blaze rookie Brendan Sunday underneath, who snagged the pass and slipped in the falling finish – a fitting end to a game in which young players shined.

Saturday July 27, 2019 9:45AM
from the Buffalo News
A single stadium light standard has shone on the Sweet Home Turf Complex every night for the past two weeks in tribute to a fallen coaching icon.

Friday night it illuminated the field where several hundred people gathered to memorialize John Faller, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member who led Sweet Home’s football and lacrosse teams for more than three decades.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) … Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Dan Lintner and goaltender Steve Fryer to contracts for the 2019-20 season. Lintner’s contract also runs through the 2020-21 campaign. Both transactions are pending league approval.

Friday July 26, 2019 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
“I want to thank all of the players that have participated in our events over the last two and a half years,” said head coach Regy Thorpe. “We had great enthusiasm throughout the process and for the last few spots we had some really tough decisions. At the end of the day, it come down to what we were looking for and who we thought could fill those roles the best.”

[Greg] Downing, Brett Manney, David Mather, Chris O’Dougherty, Joe Resetarits, Blaze Riorden and Joel White were all members of the 2015 U.S. indoor team.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Among the Fight’s fall draft picks were fellow U.S. national team pool players Kayla Treanor and Katrina Dowd. It got even better with a great spring draft led by 2018 Tewaaraton Award winner Sam Apuzzo out of Boston College.

The Fight will face the defending champion and 1-2 Command at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Yale in the first WPLL semifinal. The Brave and Pride play the second semifinal at Yale at 8 p.m. The championship is 2 p.m. Sunday at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md., and the Fight are the favorites to win their first crown.

from Dom Starsia / Inside Lacrosse
McEnaney, Powell, Gait, McCabe make the roster.

from CollegeCrosse.com
The Great Danes did not win the America East Championship and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.

from the NCAA
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved changes to pregame and in-game stick checks in women’s lacrosse for the 2019-20 academic year.

from AuburnPub.com
AUBURN — It's been a busy summer for the Auburn girls lacrosse program.

Earlier this month the Maroons won the 1812 Shootout in Sackets Harbor. Auburn is participating in a tournament at West Genesee this weekend, and then wraps up the offseason — at least for a little bit — with their annual two-week camp.

from LaxSportsNet.com
Published on July 24, 2019: 2020 Division Championship game between Adirondack and Central of the New York State Regional Championships.(51:10 )

from Premier Lacrosse League
Riorden found out 10 minutes before warmups Sunday afternoon that he’d have an additional role during the inaugural PLL All-Star Game. With the late scratch of Miles Thompson, Team Rambo had only five attackmen, so the 25-year-old Chaos LC goalie volunteered for double duty. He procured arm pads plus a helmet without a throat guard from the equipment manager and borrowed Drew Snider’s backup stick.

Thursday July 25, 2019 9:00AM
from STEVEN WIZNIUK / Powell Lacrosse
I’ve worked the Niagara Lacrosse Showcase and Invitational at Fort Niagara for the past three summers and have gotten to see firsthand what it takes to make a lacrosse event with over 1,500 players, their families, referees for every game, vendors, and college coaches run smoothly.

It is a well-oiled machine that is meticulously organized, but is a little chaotic as it’s actually happening.

from Syracuse.com
IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. has announced the addition of Tom Marechek as Director of Lacrosse. Marechek was a four-time All-American at Syracuse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Goalie Sloane Loveless (Greenwich, Conn. | Cornell), anchored her team's defense, finishing the first half with five saves. Loveless played the entire game, her performance not wavering throughout and finishing the game with six saves.

Bold came out strong again at the start of the second half, putting in five unanswered goals. Championship game MVP Annie Thomas (Bernards, N.J. | Cornell), finished the game with two goals and showcased the team-first mentality and depth of Bold. She was a threat all over the field and demonstrated her abilities on the draw circle as well, winning multiple self draws.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Individual online registration is now closed and we will now shift to the on-site, offline individual registration process. Good news, it's not that difficult.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse announced Tuesday rules changes for the 2020 season that were approved by both the NFHS and the US Lacrosse boards of directors. Paramount among them is free movement, which allows players to move around the field instead of being required to hold their position on stoppages. This rule change, intended to improve pace of play, has already been in effect for two seasons in NCAA women’s lacrosse.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) – The Rochester Knighthawks unveiled today their jerseys for the team’s inaugural National Lacrosse League season.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:00AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The annual Wildcat Pepper girls lacrosse tournament takes place this weekend at West Genesee High School.

The action kicks off Saturday morning with eight varsity and junior varsity teams competing and continues Sunday with 14 seventh and eighth grade teams, eight 5th and 6th grade squads, and 10 third and fourth grade groups playing.

from MPNnow.com
Lots of players score goals. Lots of players win draws and plenty of them can scoop ground balls on the run. A few more can defend.

Not many, though, can do all of the above, much less do it all well.

from the New York Riptide
“Marshall brings a wealth of championship experience as a player and coach both in the box and on the field and we are excited to add him as our Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Riptide,” said Riptide Head Coach and General Manager Regy Thorpe. “He has playing and coaching experience at the highest levels – NCAA, NLL, MLL, and FIL – and to have someone of his pedigree leading our men will help us charge out of the gates strong with our new team. The fans are going to love the style of play he coaches on the offensive side of the ball.”

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Fayetteville-Manlius is searching for a girls lacrosse coach after Kelly Tormey stepped down Sunday. Tormey, 32, was the Hornets’ coach for three seasons, totaling a record of 47-12 and three straight Class B sectional championships.

Monday July 22, 2019 10:00PM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Although I can’t admit that I planned it this way, I realized last night that, in just the past five weeks, I have participated in at least five different lacrosse tournaments.

No big deal, right? I can hear you parents out there saying, “Welcome to my world,” or maybe, “Five? Pah! That’s nothing!”

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Although I can’t admit that I planned it this way, I realized last night that, in just the past five weeks, I have participated in at least five different lacrosse tournaments.

No big deal, right? I can hear you parents out there saying, “Welcome to my world,” or maybe, “Five? Pah! That’s nothing!”

from the John Pepper Tournaments
Since 2002 the John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament has brought the finest lacrosse to Camillus and the West Genesee High School complex. This years tournament will take place at West Genesee High School on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday August 4th.

from the Buffalo News
Several nonprofits – fueled by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation – joined forces to create the lending program, which allows children with a library card to borrow a duffel bag stuffed with either youth-sized soccer or lacrosse equipment. Each of the 40 bags, split evenly between the sports, also includes cones to set up games.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
There were hockey-style faceoffs, goalies calming down celebrations to jump start clears, long-pole goals and even a pair of tallies from goalie Blaze Riorden, reminding fans he plays the field as an indoor player.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
1. Paul Rabil’s around the world dime

I heard this pass was No. 2 on SportsCenter Top 10. I’m not sure what the No. 1 play was, but I’m assuming that Andrew Benintendi must have leapt 37 feet high to rob a home run in front of the Green Monster. Anything less than that is certainly not greater than this.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Salisbury School (CT) 2020 attackman Maximus Bartron of Zombies Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Ithaca College.

Saturday July 20, 2019 8:45AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Graham Bundy Jr. (MICDS, Mo.) Patrick Hackler (Skaneateles) and Jack Monfort (Syosset, N.Y.) were all top-scoring midfielders on their high school teams. In this setting, however, they’re dogs.

“In every case, there’s a grit about them,” Myers said.

from Inside Lacrosse
Colgate assistant coach John Crawley will join Kevin Cassese's staff at Lehigh, multiple sources tell IL. He'll fill a vacancy created when Tom Compitello left the Mountain Hawks to join Andy Shay's staff at Yale.

from Inside Lacrosse
“It’s an absolute dream come true,” said Staats. “Ever since I was a little kid, I dreamt of being a professional lacrosse player. I’m honored to have won this award for my family, my team and for the fans in San Diego.”

from Georgia Swarm
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) recognized Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson with 2018-19 NLL All-Pro First Team Honors and transition player Brendan Bomberry with 2018-19 NLL All-Rookie Team Honors.

Friday July 19, 2019 9:30AM
from Lax Sports Network
We have been giving you continuous updates on Ryan Maloney and his tragic accident. We reached out to Cornell head coach Peter Milliman to give us an update on Ryan and how he is as a team player.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
You, the fans, have spoken. All over the world, people logged onto their computers and cast their votes for the 2019 Premier Lacrosse League All-Star Game.

Matt Rambo and Trevor Baptiste were elected captains, the field of players was set, and Team Rambo and Team Baptiste were formed. Now, on Sunday, July 21st at 5pm PT, the best of the best will face off. Here’s what to watch for:

from Dr. Fred Opie
Bruce Cohen unpacks his lacrosse journey and oral history from Baldwin, New York on Long Island to Cornell and back to the Island. Cohen had a distinguished career in sales and marketing. His encore career has been as a "lacrosse whisperer."

from Siena Athletics
LOUDONVILLE, NY – Fresh off their appearance in the MAAC Championship game, the Siena women's lacrosse program and head coach Abigail Rehfuss have reloaded for another run in 2019-20 as they announced their 10 NLI signings and one walk-on addition for the upcoming fall. The class features many New York state products, and one New Jersey native to add to the mix of current Saints.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The NLL today announced that Buffalo Bandits goaltender Matt Vinc has been selected as the league’s Goaltender of the Year. The award was voted on by team executives from each franchise that participated in the 2018-19 season.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:45AM
from ROC Stars Girls LAX
Ronnie Davis and Craig Simmons discuss helicopter parents, college opportunities for players and the power of perseverance.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
A few things can change in a span of three years, including where a teenager wants to attend college and play lacrosse.

from AuburnPub.com
The Auburn boys lacrosse program, which has welcomed kids from Pre-K to 12th grade over the last two weeks, held its annual Maroon vs. White scrimmage to wrap up its summer session at Holland Stadium Wednesday.

from LaxAllStars.com
The WPLL is pleased to announce the 2019 WPLL playoff schedule. At the conclusion of the regular season the top four WPLL teams will travel to Yale University’s Reese Stadium (New Haven, CT) on July 26th to play in the semi-finals, with the two winners moving on to the 2019 WPLL Championship game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, MD on July 28th.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
When the U.S. indoor training team met for two events last fall, the imperative from coach Regy Thorpe and his staff was to get players into the National Lacrosse League, so they could learn from the best in the box.

While U.S. vets like Brett Manney, Kevin Buchanan, Greg Downing, Joel White and Joe Resetarits had NLL experience, most of the player pool lacked indoor bona fides.

from Canisius Athletics
Rising sophomore Skylar McArthur has been named to the final roster for the Canadian National Team heading into the 2019 Women's Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario, as announced by the Canadian Lacrosse Association.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
The Northstar Invitational, hosted by Summit Lacrosse Ventures (SLV), was established in 2012 as a premier developmental and exposure opportunity, one of the first of its kind for young, high-level, female student athletes. The eighth annual 2019 Northstar Invitational will be held in just under two weeks, July 29-August 1, at the historic Northwood School in Lake Placid, New York.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:30AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Head coach Nick Myers and his staff made the selections following a three-day tryout weekend involving 50 players that concluded at US Lacrosse headquarters on Sunday.

Sutton Boland (Victor) and Patrick Hackler (Skaneateles) make the final cut.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Roy Simmons, Jr, Paul Rose and Phil Kessler inducted as Legends of Lake Placid Lacrosse, class of 2019.

Roy Simmons Jr. | Paul Rose | Phil Kessler

from NNY360.com
The long-standing boys lacrosse rivalry between the Oswego and Fulton high school communities will look to add another wrinkle during the annual Oswego Harborfest weekend.

The Buccaneers and Red Raiders have scheduled an alumni lacrosse game for noon on July 27 at Oswego High School’s Wilbur Field, open to all former players from each program.

from Capital District Lax
The camp is open to members of the class of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022! The camp will run from 10 a.m.- to 4 p.m. The cost is $60 per camper if registered by July 19, 2019. On site or registration from July 20-25, 2019 is $100.

from Canisius Athletics
Former Canisius standout Dan Coates '11 has been named to the Canadian Men's Indoor Lacrosse Team for the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC), the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the Canadian Men's Indoor National Team coaching staff recently announced.

from The Gwinnett Daily Post
“Looking at this award, I like to think it’s an example of my teachings, the way my father taught me to play the game and the way my culture instilled the teachings of the game and respecting yourself, your opponent, and the game and everything that comes with it on and off the floor,” Thompson said.

from CollegeCrosse.com
With the 2019 college lacrosse season complete, it’s time to look back at how all 73 teams did during the season, along with an early look at each squad for 2020.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has acquired forward Turner Evans from the San Diego Seals in exchange for defenseman Shane Simpson, pending approval from the National Lacrosse League.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The NLL today announced that Buffalo Bandits Head Coaches Rich Kilgour and John Tavares have been named the recipients of the Les Bartley Award, which is awarded to the NLL’s Top Head Coach at the conclusion of each season. The award was voted on by team executives from each franchise that participated in the 2018-19 season.

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:00AM
from Virgina Athletics
[Jared] Conners (Sr., Pittsford) was a first-team All-American after scoring five goals, dishing one assist, picking up 57 ground balls and causing 27 turnovers. Conners notched six ground balls in the NCAA title game against Yale. He also scored a goal and caused three turnovers in the ACC title game against Notre Dame, efforts that landed Conners on the All-ACC Tournament team.

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA - The teams are set! The players eligible for the draft were selected by the fans through an All-Star fan vote. Voting closed Monday, July 8th. This past weekend captains, Rob Pannell and Lyle Thompson jumped on a call to draft their teams. Pannell and Thompson each selected 20 fellow All-Stars in the MLL All-Star Draft. The rosters are:

from Cabrini Athletics
During her four years at Syracuse, the Orange went 59-28 overall, including 16 victories in the Atlantic Coast Conference, two appearances in the ACC championship game, and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four in 2016.

A midfielder, who specialized in draw controls, Cross amassed 16 points and 12 goals during her career to go with 82 draw controls in 60 contests.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The NLL today announced that Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich has been selected as the league’s General Manager of the Year. The award was voted on by team executives from each franchise that participated in the 2018-19 season. This marks the second time that Dietrich has won the award, after also being tapped as the league’s top general manager in 2016.

from Syracuse.com
According to Sweetlaxlacrosse.com, Cam Hay, an attack from Victor, has switched has commitment from Syracuse to Albany.

Monday July 15, 2019 8:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Lacrosse historians are likely to remember 2019 as a landmark season. At the college level, the dive was made legal once again, and a standard, hard-and-fast shot clock was implemented. While the details of each new rule might get tweaked a little in the next few years, many people agreed that “they” finally got it right . . .

. . . But before we turn our attention to fall ball, freshmen who will make an impact, the announcement of team captains, and 2020 strength of schedule, let’s give credit to a different rule change that – in my opinion – might be one of the best, but most under-the-radar rule changes we’ve seen in a long while.

from the Buffalo News
Faller, who grew up in suburban Rochester and graduated from the University at Buffalo, is perhaps best known for leading the Panthers to back-to-back state championships and unbeaten seasons in football in 2008 and 2009. Under his tutelage, the football and boys lacrosse teams at Sweet Home personified excellence as he guided them to a combined 14 Section VI titles and 590 wins.

from The Cornell Daily Sun
“The outpouring of love and encouragement has been overwhelmingly touching and instrumental in aiding Ryan’s battle to get as healthy as possible!” said the Maloney family on the GoFundMe page.

from National Lacrosse Federation
This is the SweetLax Upstate 2020 and 2021 preview for the 2019 NLF Club National Championships. We’ll be profiling some of the top players from every 2020 AA and 2021 AA teams who will be in attendance.

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
[Stephen] Brundage, a West Genesee and Loyola grad who grew up an hour away from Geneva, worked alongside Hobart head coach Greg Raymond on the staff at Drexel and Princeton. The rumor had been heard over the past few weeks, as the two are very close friends.

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA - Lyle Thompson (LaFayette/Albany) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Rob Pannell (Cornell) of the New York Lizards have been named captains for the 2019 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game. Both players will participate in an All-Star Draft to determine the teams for the 18th MLL All-Star Game. The rosters will be announced Monday, July 15th.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – The RIT men's lacrosse team enjoyed another outstanding season in 2019, finishing with a 20-2 record. The Tigers won their eighth straight Liberty League championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the tenth straight season and 21st time in program history. RIT advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third straight season and the ninth time in 10 seasons and won at least 20 games for the fifth time in the last six years.

from RIT Athletics
The 2019 RIT women's lacrosse team finished the season with six wins, narrowly missing out competing in the Liberty League Tournament. Four Tigers were selected to the All-Liberty League squad, while nine were selected to the Liberty League All-Academic Team for maintaining a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

Friday July 12, 2019 9:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The second round of the tryout process for the 2020 U.S. Men’s U19 team will be highlighted by a Blue-White exhibition game on the final day of the three-day session which runs from July 12-14.

The Blue-White exhibition will be held on Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m. on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The exhibition game is the only session of the tryout process that will be open to the public free of charge. All other sessions are for team and staff personnel only.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Today show is a reboot of an interview with Rochester Native Danielle Spencer. Last month, Stanford University hired her away from Dartmouth as it new women’s lacrosse coach. Spencer had served as an Assistant coach at Stanford in 2012. Spencer had been at Dartmouth for three years. She earned Ivy League Coach of the Year in each of her final two seasons. This past season, Spencer guided Dartmouth to an Ivy League title and a NCAA post-season tournament appearance for the first time since 2013.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
With both kids in college, and despite a demanding professional career, he decided to give the stripes a try. I ran into him recently and asked if he was enjoying his new role. “I quit,” he responded.

He explained that life was too short to endure the abuse that regularly spewed from the mouths of coaches, parents and, at times, the young players themselves.

Thursday July 11, 2019 9:30AM

from Inside Lacrosse
Francesca Argentieri, Westhill, 2022: Argentieri stood strong in the net for Upstate and made some crucial saves to earn All-Tournament honors. She has very quick hands and stands tall in goal.

from Syracuse Athletics
The number of Orange starring in professional lacrosse is as high as ever, with five 'Cuse alums earning All-Star Game nods across both leagues, including the most selections of any college in the MLL.

from West Seneca Bee
There is one common theme throughout the 2019 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse First Team: All nine athletes and the Coach of the Year represent four schools that either played in or won a championship game this spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
A dominant run in world lacrosse circles has been led by some amazing players, including 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner Shannon Smith and four future U.S. World Cup champions — Sarah Bullard, Ally Carey, Kayla Treanor and Acacia Walker.

from Canadian Lacrosse Associaion
“We are excited to have such a talented group of athletes with tremendous depth to represent Canada this year,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “With the World Championship taking place on home soil, we know there will be great Canadian support from the fans to help us along our journey to defend our world title. As the 2015 gold medalists, we know there’s a bullseye on Team Canada’s back—but we’re ready for the challenge.”

Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Parents, please, when we say that play has been suspended due to bad weather, don’t ignore us when we ask you to move off the fields and go to your cars (or a covered structure, like Albany’s football stadium or the brand new pavilion at Saratoga’s Gavin Park). A pop-up tent sitting under some trees is not a safe place. Two teenaged boys were killed by lightning in Pennsylvania last month; according to some brief research, there are approximately 43 lightning fatalities each year, and July is the deadliest month.

from NLL.com
With the 1st overall pick, the Rochester Knighthawks selected Shawn Evans from the Buffalo Bandits. The New York Riptide followed by picking Jordan Durston from the Bandits as their first selection in the 2019 Expansion Draft.

from Joe Walters / Premier Lacrosse League
From Joe Walters - Irondequoit HS / Maryland / NLL / MLL / Team USA / Redwoods LC

I am VERY excited to announce the PLL Training Event that I have set up in Rochester. Being my hometown, there's a sense of pride when setting this event up. I put together a "heavy hitter" group of athletes to come to town for this event. This is a specialized training event. Each training group is separate; you may sign up for 1 only. The format is a 90 minute large group session, followed immediately by a 60 minute small group session. The small group sessions are limited to 6 players only and get the opportunity to receive feedback and more specialized work in a small group setting. These 6 players attend both the large AND small group sessions (2.5 hours total).

from LaxAllStars.com
On this week’s expansion draft special edition of Lacrosse Classified, Jake Elliott and Evan Schemenauer recap the NLL expansion draft and speak with both GM’s, Regy Thorpe of the New York Riptide and Dan Carey of the new Rochester Knighthawks. (1:17:45)

from US Lacrosse Magazine
I was very pleased when first handed a Chrome roster to see that John (and Brett Queener) would likely be our starting goalie. While he had been in the goal for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the 2018 world games, word was that he was going to retire on top of that hill. I don’t think John was the only of those U.S. players to have made some decision to semi-retire before deciding to give the PLL a try in this first year.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Chrome’s offense was firing on all cylinders this past weekend as they took down Chaos 19-11. While Jordan Wolf and Jordan MacIntosh combined for nine of the 19 goals, five players had multiple goals and a total of nine different players found the back of the net. When a team’s scoring is so spread out, it means two things: Chrome’s offensive personnel trust one another and they love the one-more pass.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:50AM
from Canisius Athletics
The 2019 MAAC Rookie of the Year and a member of the 2019 College Crosse All-Freshman Team, [Jacob] Buck (Churchville-Chili) led Canisius in scoring with 44 points as he finished second on the team in both goals (30) and assists (14). The MAAC All-Rookie Team selection tallied multiple points on 13 occasions, including nine performances in which he recorded three points or more. The Churchville-Chili, N.Y., product was a four-time MAAC Rookie of the Week honoree during the 2019 regular season, the most among the conference's freshman class.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Welcome to the 2019 PLL All Star Game Draft featuring NBC Sports Analyst Ryan Boyle and your 2 Captains, Matt Rambo ?? and Trevor Baptiste ?? !

from Syracuse.com
No one invests in lacrosse like Syracuse, the most successful college program in the sport’s history. The Orange has 10 NCAA Tournament titles (along with one vacated title) in men's lacrosse, the most of any college program. Syracuse's most recent title came in 2009.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — Cicero-North Syracuse is looking for a new girls lacrosse coach after Lloyd Hamilton stepped down recently. Hamilton, 61, was the Northstars’ head girls coach for nine seasons, compiling a record of 96-62 and playing for a sectional championship three times in Class A.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY -- Four members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III All-American Team. Chandler Allen (Ilderon, Ontario/Medway), Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville), Cam Isaac (Webster Thomas) and Trevor Smyth (Orangeville, Ontario/The Kiski School) were all second team selections. All four men were previously named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) First Team All-Americans in May.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
West Seneca West 2020 attackman/midfielder Steve Lucas of Buffalo Lacrosse Academy has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Lake Erie College.

from Capital District Lax
ATTN: Girls in Grades 3-12: Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills, and support CityLax Albany.

Monday July 8, 2019 9:00AM

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
We would like to extend a big thank you to all players, coaches, parents and attending family members for creating a fun, safe and competitive environment throughout the entirety of the event. We'd also like to thank our sponsors, entire event staff, the Town of North Elba, and the Village of Lake Placid.

from CollegeCrosse.com
You could not have wrote a better start to the season for new head coach Matt Karweck and the Colgate Raiders. They went up to the Carrier Dome and upset Syracuse 12-9 in their season opener before beating Binghamton the next week.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
The Sunday game from the Nation’s Capital was an offensive explosion. Each member of Chrome and Chaos came out to play, and the goals were spread out amongst some of the PLL’s top stars. Although last weekend resulted in an OT Chaos win, the rematch today was stunningly different.

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from the Premier Lacrosse League
The game will be played on Sunday, July 21 at 5pm PT at Banc of California Stadium and will be broadcast on NBCSN.

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:20AM
from the Buffalo News
Jerry Severino first played lacrosse in 1965, as a student at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in the Syracuse suburbs, at the urging of a football coach who told him he needed to stay in shape.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Cornell Alum and Hall of Famer Bob Rule is Native of Natick Massachusetts. Bob Rule left Massachusetts for Manhasset, New York as a high school sophomore where began playing lacrosse in 1964. He went on to play collegiate lacrosse at Cornell University for Hall Famer Richie Moreland then new Big Red Head Coach. Rule is the only player in Division I history to win national championships in two sports, lacrosse and hockey.

from MyTwinTiers.com
Gaffer Elite Lacrosse Club is having another standout year. Led by legendary Corning lacrosse coach, Bob Streeten, the Gaffer’s are playing lights out.

from The Capital Gazette
Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle is running out of superlatives to use when discussing the phenomenal performance of attackman Lyle Thompson. Already this season, Cottle has described Thompson as the “consummate teammate, a tremendous competitor and a true winner.” Cottle has noted that Thompson “hustles nonstop and plays with great energy and effort.”

from the Buffalo News
St. Joe’s Kellen Pulera is the All-Western New York Offensive Player of the Year.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
As the PLL descends upon the Nation's Capital this weekend, here's everything you need to know to watch.

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30AM
from NNY360.com (Watertown Daily Times)
Coming off its 25th anniversary in 2018, the 1812 Shootout continues full speed ahead. The event, which returns on Saturday, remains the largest lacrosse gathering in the area and a yearly tradition.

“We did very well last year,” event co-organizer Tom O’Brien said. “We take a lot of pride in this.”

from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga RedHawks will open their 2019 Can-Am Playoff schedule on the road as they face offs against the higher seeded Allegany Arrows on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8:30PM in a best of three series.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Garden City HS 2020 attack/draw specialist Julia Fornasar of Long Island Liberty Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Hamilton College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Manasquan High School (NJ) 2020 midfielder Matt Franzoni of Team 91 NJ South has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Chase Scanlan (Silver Creek/IMG), a USILA second-team All-American midfielder who scored 43 goals as a freshman at Loyola, chose Syracuse over Virginia, Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Cornell. Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders reported Scanlan’s decision Tuesday night, adding that the Irving, N.Y., native and member of the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Reservation will don the historic Syracuse jersey No. 22. The number, notably donned by Gary Gait, Charlie Lockwood and all three Powell brothers, has not been worn since Jordan Evans graduated in 2017.

Loyola bio

from AuburnPub.com
AUBURN — Abbie Izzo has high expectations for herself. So when it came time to try out for the U17 United States lacrosse team last April in Pennsylvania, the incoming Auburn High junior was critical of her own play. The US lacrosse officials thought differently, giving her a spot as one of the finalists to try out in Maryland in August. If she makes the team, she'll compete in the international level in the fall.

from The Amherst Bee
The 2019 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse First Team features nine all-star players, including Player of the Year Andrew Johnson from Amherst, and represents some of the top boys lacrosse talent in the area.

from The Amherst Bee
The 2019 boys lacrosse season is officially over for the Amherst Tigers and now it’s time for some recognition after a memorable season. Stefan Henn, who has been the head coach of the Amherst boys lacrosse program since he started it in 1994, was named the 2019 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

Tuesday July 2, 2019 6:45PM

from Canada Lacrosse
Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the U19 women's national team coaching staff are thrilled to announce the final roster for the Canadian Women’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team. This team will be defending their 2015 gold medal at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Peterborough, ON, from Aug. 1-10.

Albany, Canisius, and Syracuse are represented on the team.

from The Amherst Bee
The 2019 season was the conclusion of an incredible lacrosse career for Amherst senior midfielder, Andrew Johnson. The four-year starter was named the All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year, which was voted on by the boys lacrosse coaches in the Bee’s coverage area.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ players selected as 2019 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Over 1,200 boys and 1,300 girls players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Under Armour All-America Game saw the North team turn out a 24-22 victory on Saturday night at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Maryland signee Logan McNaney (Corning/Salisbury, Conn.) made 16 saves and earned the game's Most Valuable Player nod.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
. . . And then, just like that, you drive by the Horse Show Grounds, site of the Olympic Torch, and the next thing you know you’re crawling along the main drag… the speed-skating oval, the Olympic arena, real snow (year-round!), and one of the busiest Main Streets in all the land.

from The Peace Report
Parker Winkky-Wade, 2021, Attack, Horseheads (N.Y.), Club: Gaffer Elite

Winkky-Wade is an unselfish player that is alert at all times on the field. Has good footwork. Love the Lax I.Q. and ability to read defenses.

from Inside Lacrosse
Ryan McGorry, M, St. Joseph's Collegiate: Classic right-handed midfield dodger. Has range with on the run and with his feet set. Solid overall athlete who checks all the boxes of a college midfielder.

Josh Demko, M, Carthage: A downhill dodger who's very capable at getting to his left hand. Shoots it very hard on the run.

Monday July 1, 2019 8:45AM
from WWNYTV.com
To say South Jefferson grad Bryanna Fazio had a successful career at LeMoyne College would be an understatement. In her four years with the Lady Dolphins, Fazio developed into one of the best women’s lacrosse players in Division 2. (Video (3:16), story begins at 0:59)

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Kara Mupo scored four goals to lead a touring team of players from the U.S. national team training pool and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) to a 10-3 victory over England in the decisive game of a three-game summer series held at the rugby field at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre in England.

from CanAm Lacrosse
Onondaga Senior Redhawks wrap up the CanAmLax regular season today with a victory over BC ThunderLax 18-8.