June 2019

Sunday June 30, 2019 10:15AM
from CNYCentral.com
Patrick Hackler made a name for himself in front of a national television audience Saturday night.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Under Armour All-America Game is not often a pleasant experience for goalies. In fact, it's usually a shooting gallery.

Well, for Maryland-signee [game MVP] Logan McNaney (Corning/Salisbury), he acknowledged it was just that. But, 16 saves later, he set the tone for his North team, which combined that effort with a 12-goal third quarter to turn a four-goal halftime deficit into a tie game heading into the fourth, which they parlayed into a 24-22 victory in front of more than 4,000 fans at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field on Saturday night in Baltimore, Md.

from Inside Lacrosse
For the third consecutive year, the Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Game went into overtime, with the South taking the first two occurrences. In 2019, the North reversed this trend and earned its victory off the first and only shot from Livi Lawton.

from Inside Lacrosse
Another week, another close loss for the Chrome. Chaos beat Chrome, 15-14, in overtime. Deemer Class scored the game-winner.


Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00AM
from WJZ, CBS Baltimore
This weekend marks the 14th annual Under Armour All-American Games which features the best graduating high school seniors — boys and girls — who play in an All-Star Showcase at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell men's lacrosse team put a nation's best six student-athletes on the 2019 USILA/Warrior and New Balance Division I Scholar All-America teams it was announced on Friday. Only two other schools had as many as four players on the team.

from Syracuse Athletics
A team captain and an All-American on the field, Tyson Bomberry was honored for his exceptional work in the classroom, earning USILA Warrior/New Balance Scholar All-America honors.

from Canisius Athletics
Recent Canisius College graduates Mario Caito and Michael Sanzone were both recognized for their efforts in the classroom on Thursday as they were named 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Warrior and New Balance Division I Scholar All-Americans.

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.

Friday June 28, 2019 11:20AM
from NewYorkSportswriters.org
(June 27, 2019) -- Fritz Kilian is used to surprising twists and turns in his adult life, beginning with his graduation from college and return to the Rochester area.

from the Albany Times Union
Athlete of the Year: Liam Ferris, Bethlehem:Ferris, who has orally committed to play his college lacrosse at Syracuse University, delivered a season-long dazzling display of his offensive skills in helping lead the Eagles to the Section II Class A final. The junior topped area scorers with 90 goals to go along with 30 assists.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
As Chrome and Chaos take the field Saturday afternoon, two of the most prolific attackmen look to lead their team to victory. Although Jordan Wolf and Connor Fields will line up 70 yards apart, one’s impact on the game will not go unnoticed by the other. As X-attackmen, Wolf and Fields are the quarterbacks of their offenses. However, much like Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, they have very different approaches to their position.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It’s not hyperbole. Chaos coach Andy Towers has seen up close the type of impact attackman Connor Fields can have on the lacrosse field.

“I’ve got to be honest with you,” Towers said. “I think he’s the best player in the world.”

from Inside Lacrosse
The Chrome are last in the league in save percentage with John Galloway hovering just above 50%. They have the most turnovers in the league with 69, and they have only won the turnover battle once in their four games. The Chrome are shooting 24.5%, which is fifth worst in the league, only ahead of the Redwoods. Jordan Wolf, who coach Dom Starsia said is the most dangerous attackman with the ball in his stick (he's not wrong), is shooting at 17.5%. With all that said, it shouldn't be a surprise that the Chrome are 0-4. What is surprising, is that their goal differential in those losses is minus-5.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) - Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that Mike Hasen has been named head coach. Hasen becomes the first head coach in team history of the expansion-era Knighthawks and will be joined by assistant coaches Pat O'Toole and Mat Giles for Rochester's inaugural National Lacrosse League season.

from Inside Lacrosse
The final 2019 Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Top 25 Power Rankings are here, with Calvert Hall (Md.) and Culver (Ind.) finishing as co-national champions, each combining an excellent body of work with a dominant on-field product.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — Lax Sports Network will stream the championship games of the four divisions of the upcoming US Lacrosse Nationals.

Thursday June 27, 2019 10:00AM
from Colgate Athletics
Dr. Nicki Moore: "We have come up with a leader who we are collectively convinced, is the right person to lead our program as we inspire our student-athletes to be champions in the classroom, in competition and in their careers.

"We are confident that our new women's lacrosse head coach is just the person to advance this program toward this vision through the development of a championship culture.

from WWNYTV.com
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s one of the biggest lacrosse tournaments in the Northeast and it’s set to kick off its two-week run beginning next weekend in Sackets Harbor. (Video 2:13)


Wednesday June 26, 2019 11:00AM
from Syracuse.com
The 2019 All-CNY boys lacrosse team is comprised of players from 13 different high schools, including many who played for Section III champions Baldwinsville, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt and LaFayette. Here's the group. along with our Coach of the Year, LaFayette's Chris O'Hara:

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Doug Sedgwick’s legacy at Christian Brothers Academy will always be defined partly by wins and losses. And in that respect, he’ll be remembered for Brothers teams that won 85 percent of their games, seven Section III titles and four state championships over 15 seasons. But the coach, who announced his retirement this week, doesn’t consider the numbers as his greatest accomplishment.

from Hartwick College Athletics
ONEONTA, NY – On Tuesday, June 25, Hartwick College Director of Athletics John Czarnecki announced the hiring of Nora Fallon-Oben as the 13th head women's lacrosse coach in the 53-year history of the program. Fallon-Oben served as an assistant coach at Hamilton College for the last four seasons.

from Premier Lacrosse
The Postseason Bracket will be split into two portions: Battle for the Championship and Battle for the 1st Draft Pick in the 2020 PLL College Draft. Teams that are ranked #1 and #2 at the end of the regular season will have a guaranteed chance of vying for the Championship. Teams ranked #5 and #6 will have a guaranteed chance of vying for the 1st overall draft pick in next year’s draft. Depending on the postseason performances of the #3 and #4 seeds will determine whether they have a chance at being crowned the Champion or a shot at the first overall draft pick.

from Summit Ventures Lacrosse
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The first of four major lacrosse events, conducted by Summit Lacrosse Ventures, faces off this weekend in Lake Placid, all leading up to the 30th Annual Lake Placid Summit Classic August 5-11.

It begins June 29-30 with the High Peaks Summit Classic. Born from an overflow of teams requesting entry into the August event, the HPSC, for men 18 years of age and older, was created to enable those teams to experience lacrosse against the backdrop of Lake Placid’s breathtaking scenery and Olympic legacy. A first responder division is included. The top two teams from the HPSC will receive invitations to participate in the August tournament.

from Platform Lacrosse
Platform Lacrosse Academy will be holding Skill, Speed, Strength Training Sessions all summer long. Check out platformlax.com to view training times, schedule and open field hours. We are dedicated to helping athletes gain elite skills. All of our training sessions are small group / individual training to make sure we stay dedicated to the details of every athlete. Come to a training session to check it out and see what we are all about.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has released the protected players list from each team in advance of the 2019 Expansion Draft on July 9th. The Rochester Knighthawks hold the first overall selection in the 2019 Expansion Draft as a result of the Expansion Draft Coin Toss.

from Capital District Lax
UAlbany season ticket holders will receive an email today (Wednesday, June 26) with a code which will allow discounted purchase of tickets beginning at 4 pm. The discount code expires on July 3rd when all seating will be open to the general public at the normal game day rate.

Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:45AM
from US Lacrosse
Victor's Pezzimente and Boland, Skaneateles's Hackler among 50 players advancing to the second round of tryouts for the 2020 US Men's U19 team.

from MPNnow.com
Here are the 2019 All-Stars for the Monroe County and Finger Lakes leagues as determined by league coaches and officials.

from The Borrelli Awards
The Borrelli Awards banquet honors the best in WNY high school lacrosse, celebrating a sport the late Tom Borrelli dearly loved. More to come when available.

from Syracuse.com
The 2019 All-CNY girls lacrosse team is comprised of players from nine different high schools, including many who played for Section III champions Baldwinsville, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt and Skaneateles.

from ROC Stars Girls LAX
Ronnie Davis and Craig Simmons discuss the week in play. Special phone guest: Caitlin Kelley, Director of Women's Lacrosse for US Lacrosse - Ronnie and Spazman discuss the idea of a shot clock in Girls High School LAX.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced expansion of its diversity and inclusion programming to strengthen its focus on cultural competency, and honoring indigenous people and their impact on the sport.

from Inside Lacrosse
Nearly a year ago, I heaped praise upon the members of the NCAA Rules Committee for finally adopting a visible, fixed shot clock. Like many, I congratulated them for addressing constant coach and ref pleas to eliminate officials’ interpretations of stalling.

Monday June 24, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Last week, LaxAllStars.com ran a feature entitled “Premier League Fighting: A Look at the Dilemma,” followed a day later by another – “The PLL: Fighting for Viewers.”

Sometimes I struggle for topics to write about; other weeks, stuff just falls into my lap.

from BLaxFive.ne
Batavia joined with both Attica and Notre Dame (to form what we called BAND) and otherwise the teams remained the same with thirty-five playing in Section Five this year. There were 1,129 players on the rosters at the during of the season and 914 on the final rosters. Fairport carried the largest roster with forty-one players and Spencerport had the smallest with sixteen.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
WESTTOWN, Pa – Faced with a 4-1 deficit to SouthShore (N.J.) at halftime, Gaffer Elite (N.Y.) refused to panic in the championship game today of the 2020 AA division at the Victory Events Boys Summer Slam.

Sunday June 23, 2019 10:15AM
from Colin Kelly / YouTube

from Canada Lacrosse
Canada’s best young lacrosse players are coming together for a final evaluation camp for the opportunity to represent Canada at the U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship. From June 22-30 in Syracuse, these top 25 athletes will take part in daily training exercises, games against local teams, and the Nike Cup. After this camp, the final roster will be selected.

“I’m extremely excited to get back on the field with these talented young women again,” said Scott Teeter, head coach of the Canadian Women’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team. “Although we have some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks, we feel these athletes are very talented and will leave it all on the field. I challenge my staff and I to get it right as we look to defend our world championship in August.”

from The Rome Sentinel
On June 8, Rome Free Academy lacrosse alumni celebrated 50 years of RFA lacrosse with games at the Stadium followed by a tailgate party and cookout and plaque presentation at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame.

Several members of the 1969 team took part in a ceremony in which a plaque was presented in honor of athletic director Charlie Dain and coach Mike Warwick, who were instrumental in bringing the lacrosse to Rome athletics. Members of the Dain and Warwick families were also on hand.

from AuburnPub.com
Lucas Hogan was destined to be an athlete.

With seven siblings, six of whom are boys all within his age range and Hogan himself planted right in the middle, there was always someone around to go in the backyard and play with.

Saturday June 22, 2019 10:15AM
from NLL.com
Randy Staats could be considered a world traveler, but he never forgets where home is.

Lacrosse has taken Staats far away from his upbringing in Six Nations, Ontario. Whether it was finishing his college career at Syracuse University, turning pro with the Georgia Swarm, or playing in the World Championships, representing the Iroquois Nationals, Staats has constantly been on the move. He credits his hometown for his success in the sport and he still calls Six Nations “home”.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Junior attack Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields) was named to all-region first team and freshman defender Justin Wainwright (Homer) was a second-team selection. Senior attack Joey Panariello (Islip), freshman midfielder Troy Morris (Long Beach), senior short-stick defensive midfielder Mike McNaney (Marcellus) and junior faceoff specialist Brian Williams (Holtsville/Sachem East) were all honorable mention All-East.

from Elmira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team has one goal in mind when players don the Purple and Gold, and that's for student-athletes to improve every day. No one encapsulates that mantra better than Cam Brickey '19.

from the Oswego County News
FULTON — The quintessential team player is bringing quite an array of lacrosse skills to Quinnipiac University.


Friday June 21, 2019 11:00AM
from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON -- Colgate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Nicki W. Moore has announced the selection of Kathy Taylor as the new women's lacrosse head coach. Taylor joins the Raiders after most recently serving as the women's lacrosse head coach at Le Moyne, where she garnered a 97-12 overall record through five seasons and led the Dolphins to the 2018 Division II National Championship. Taylor will be formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m., in the Class of 1965 Arena. The press conference will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network.

Statement from Le Moyne Athletics

from Dr. Fred Opie
This is rebroadcast of Henniger lacrosse alum Tim Clark's remarkable story of how he and three others rookies played on the 1980 New York State class A boys lacrosse championship team for Coach Tom Acee with just four months of lacrosse under their belts.


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
After sitting out the basketball season, Pascale returned to the field this spring to play lacrosse, nearly leading the Bees to a state title. She was named the comeback player of the year at the All-CNY High School Sports Awards earlier this month.

from Syracuse.com
The following is a listing of boys lacrosse All-League selections and All-Americans voted on by coaches for the 2019 season.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
On Friday, Myers begins another quest for a gold medal when 104 players will come to US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., for a three-day tryout to begin selecting the U.S. team that will represent the country in the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s U19 Championship in Limerick, Ireland.

from LocalSyr.com
Our latest athlete(s) of the week wrapped up a magical season in the spring and for that, the LaFayette boys lacrosse is our team of the spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
RIT and Salisbury lead all teams with four selections each. National runner-up Amherst garnered the most first-team picks with three.

from SporsFive.net
Born in October of 1920, Herbert T. Fitch lived a life that was full of lacrosse and service. At Geneva High School he played football, basketball and lacrosse and was a four-year letterman, helping Geneva capture the league title in both his junior and senior years.

Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Following is a listing of girls lacrosse All-League selections and All-Americans voted on by coaches for the 2019 season.

from BLaxFive.net
For the seventh time and after a brief absence, Section Five Lacrosse leadership has selected first, second and honorable mention lists of All-Section players. The 2019 first team lists fifteen players and includes the six All-Americans previously announced.

from the WPLL

from Paul Carcaterra's Overtime Podcast
Katrina Dowd has always been different. Growing up in Yorktown, Dowd idolized creative players like Mikey Powell.

from Under Armour Larcosse
Many Upstate boys and girls have been invited to compete in the 2019 Uncommitted Showcase at Towson University during Under Armour All-America Weekend.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45AM
from The Ithaca Journal
. . . But the real story was that LaFayette/Onondaga was on the field at all. The Lancers went into the Section 3 playoffs with a 9-7 record, which may not sound impressive but isn't too shabby for a group that nearly didn't have a season and played for a guy who was coaching girls lacrosse a year ago.

from BinghamtonHomepage.com
VESTAL, N.Y. - Now to Vestal High School where earlier today, one of the area's top boy's lacrosse players made his college commitment official. J.T.Stirpe signed his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse and further his education at Syracuse University.

from Syracuse Athletics
Carney was the Orange's third-leading scorer in 2019 with 32 goals. The McKinney, Texas native also ranked third in points (56) and second in assists (24). Carney, who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, posted a season-high nine points in Syracuse's win against Virginia Tech on four goals and five assists. In addition, she recorded five points in each of the Orange's NCAA Tournament games.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
This Saturday, June 22nd, Onondaga Jr. B Redhawks will host the Seneca War Chiefs at Tsha Hoñnoñyeñdakwha – Onondaga Nation Arena at 3pm. Come and watch as the Jr B Redhawks look to defeat the reigning FNLA League Champion.

from Under Armour Lacrosse

12:15AM
from NewYorkUpstate.com
FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. - Joryan Adams paced near the locker room and underneath the championship banners hanging inside Salmon River High, none of which included her girls’ lacrosse team. At 14 years old, she was among the youngest of the 29 Mohawk girls about to play in a state playoff game, yet she carried herself with a veteran's maturity.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. U19 team had 24 players in for a training camp earlier this month at US Lacrosse headquarters and the staff made the final cuts to get the roster down to the maximum limit of 18 players allowed under World Lacrosse rules.

Monday June 17, 2019 9:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Onondaga Redhawks host the Tonawanda Braves on Friday, June 21st at 8:30pm & Buffalo Creek on Saturday, June 22nd at Tsha Hoñnoñyeñdakwha – Onondaga Nation Arena. Come in and Enjoy the Action.

from GLaxFive.net
Since the conclusion of the season, we have worked to collect all the Post Season Awards to release at a single time. As we approach a week out from the State Finals, we have determined that we cannot wait any longer.

from VirginiaSports.com
CHARLOTTESVILLE –– He turns 51 on Saturday, and Father's Day follows on Sunday. For University of Virginia men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany, this is no ordinary weekend, but for reasons that have little to do with his birthday. In late January, Bradford Tiffany –– U.S. Marine, Korean War veteran, restaurateur and bison rancher –– died at the age of 85 in Albemarle County. "My first Father's Day without my father," Tiffany said.

12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstae
Walking into the Fulton Ice Arena this past Tuesday, I was overwhelmed by the memories of a time long ago. I’m not going to say that it was like I never left – it’s been some 35 years, believe it or not – but my senses returned to the 1980s, when I was one of four referees for the Fulton Box League.

from the Finger Lakes Times
GAFFNEY, S.C. — When Courtney Lafler graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2015, she headed for Limestone College in South Carolina as one of several Mustangs to represent Penn Yan lacrosse at the collegiate level. Four years later, Lafler has dominated not only the Conference Carolinas, but Division II as a whole.

from the Watertown Daily Times
Johnson has been selected as the Times All-North Most Valuable Player for boys lacrosse. Johnson’s older brother, Cole, starred at General Brown in lacrosse as did their cousin, Bryanna Fazio, for the girls lacrosse team, with both graduating in 2015.

from the Waertown Daily Times
OGDENSBURG — Isaac Testani and 10 fellow seniors can leave high school knowing they’ve left the Ogdensburg Free Academy boys lacrosse team in a better position than it was when they arrived on campus.

from the Watertown Daily Times
“Cobie [Cree] is an outstanding athlete and a great person. He’s a workhorse in all aspects of the game: defensively, transition, faceoffs and great scoring. We value him and he is a leader and asset to any team he is on.”

Saturday June 15, 2019 9:45AM
from LocalSYR.com
(WSYR-TV) -- The 25th season of the Upstate Lacrosse Association has grown to more than 150 teams, and this year a team from Harlem is in town to take part.

The team got into town on Friday ahead of their games this weekend and met with members of the Onondaga Nation to learn more about the history behind the growing sport.

from AuburnPub.com
Dozens of boys and girls lacrosse teams and thousands of spectators are gathering this weekend in Auburn to kick off Upstate Lacrosse season, with teams spanning from all over central New York, including Cayuga County-area teams such as Auburn, Jordan-Elbridge and Skaneateles.

from the Watertown Daily Times
ADAMS — Over four years of playing varsity lacrosse, Paige Crandall has emerged as one of the elite goalies in the region and beyond.

Crandall remains humble and would rather credit much of her success to her South Jefferson teammates.

from Bloomberg Law
Editor's Note: We could not find any free articles on this decision yet, but thought it important enough to post what we did find.

Pennsylvania interscholastic lacrosse referees are independent contractors, not employees who can form a union, the D.C. Circuit ruled June 14.

The court’s decision suggests that it’s reluctant to fully endorse the more stringent test for legal “employee” status that was recently established by the National Labor Relations Board. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is the primary forum for appeals of labor board rulings.

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from the Premier Lacrosse League
Fields had the lacrosse world buzzing after dropping two goals Sunday against Atlas . . . Since his days at the University of Albany, Fields has played with a style usually reserved for the backyard. While posting up players almost twice his size, Fields has the audacity to, with a flick of the wrist, throw the most jaw-dropping fakes and shoot from any angle or body orientation.

from WNY Athletics
As the Western New York High School Boys Lacrosse community showcased and said goodbye to its best players of the Class of 2019, it also bid farewell to one of its best coaches. Hamburg head coach and former longtime Orchard Park assistant Jerry Severino coached his final game Wednesday as the South team beat the North, 20-7, in the 2019 Exceptional Seniors Men’s Lacrosse Game at Williamsville North High School.

Friday June 14, 2019 10:00AM
from Syracuse.com
The second annual All-CNY High School Awards celebration was held Thursday night at the Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse.

Boys lacrosse: Spencer Wirtheim, Baldwinsville; Girls lacrosse: Kiera Shanley and Annie Steigerwald, Fayetteville-Manlius.

from WHEC.com
Lacrosse players from all over Seciton V competed in the 12th annual Herb Fitch Senior Lacrosse All-Star Game at Victor High School.


Thursday June 13, 2019 9:50AM
from Syracuse.com
Team Black's Maggie Sardino of Syracuse levels Team Blue's Gabby Oswald of LaFayette in the Section 3 Girls Lacrosse Exceptional Senior Game at Henninger High School, Syracuse, NY, Wednesday June 12, 2019.

from Syracuse.com
Oswego, N.Y. -- Since 2016, Oswego senior defenseman Derek Kohut has earned three all-league defensive team honors and, most recently, was named to U.S. Lacrosse’s 2019 Academic All-American team.

It’s only the second time an Oswego player has earned the honor.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Katie and Kiera Shanley, Fayetteville-Manlius

The Shanley twins played a big role in getting the Hornets to the state final four for a third straight year, although they ended up losing a close Class B final to Eastport-South Manor. Kiera finished the season with 78 goals and 12 assists, while Katie added 54 goals and 36 assists. Katie capped off her four-year varsity career with 294 points, while Kiera was just behind with 282 points in four seasons.

Also considered: Danielle Pavinelli, Northport (N.Y.); Olivia Carner, Northport (N.Y.); Erin Coykendall, Spencerport; Ellie Mooney, Pittsford.

12:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Scores of young lacrosse players will hit the fields in Auburn this weekend to take part in a celebration a quarter-century in the making.

The Upstate Lacrosse Association’s 25th anniversary will kick off with games on Friday and Saturday in the highly-anticipated annual opening weekend. Since its inception during the mid-1990s, the ULA has grown from just eight teams, all the way up to 175 current squads.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Taryn VanThof took a pass and was looking to dodge when she was thrown off by the sight of her defender. It was her younger sister, Taylor VanThof.

The season opener of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League pitted the sisters from Livonia, N.Y., who both graduated from Loyola University, against each other for the first time in their careers as players.

from OurSportsCentral.com
(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Knighthawks announced today the launch of their Jr. Knighthawks youth box lacrosse program. Establishing the junior teams serves as the first community initiative for the Knighthawks, who recently unveiled their logo and colors at their brand launch.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Two Pac-12 women’s lacrosse head coach openings were filled within a matter of hours on Wednesday, as former Dartmouth coach Danielle Spencer (Brighton) was hired at Stanford and former Northwestern assistant Tim McCormack accepted the position at Arizona State.

For Spencer, the news serves as a homecoming. She served as an assistant at Stanford in 2012 before taking the job at Dartmouth.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
National champion Maryland and national runner-up Boston College combined to place seven players on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I All-America first team.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:45AM
Rosters announced for Section 5 Boys, Girls Herb Fitch Senior All-Star Teams
from US Lacrosse Rochester

from NewYorkSportswriters.org
Class A, Fairport #5; Class B, Victor #1; Class C, J-D #3; Class D, LaFayette #1.

from NewYorkSportswriters.org
Class A, Baldwinsville #3; Class B, F-M #4; Class C, J-D #8; Class D, Skaneateles #3.

from Denver Athletics
DENVER – The University of Denver women's lacrosse program has hired former Southwestern University head coach Brice Queener as an assistant coach to complete its 2020 staff, head coach Liza Kelly announced on Tuesday.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Some of the area’s best girls lacrosse players will take the field one final time in their high school careers tonight at Henninger High School. The ‘Exceptional Senior’ game will begin at 7 p.m. on the turf, featuring 56 players from schools throughout Section III.

from The Niagara Gazette
Section VI's annual Senior Girls Lacrosse All-Star Game was held at Sweet Home High School. The game itself is one pretty incomparable to other all-star showcases — the girls were spread out between three teams, where they all played each other for one 20-minute period each.

from Union College Athletics
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Following seven seasons as a member of the Union College coaching staff, Derek Witheford '11 has been elevated to the position of head men's lacrosse coach, Director of Athletics Jim McLaughlin '93 announced on Tuesday.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
LeMoyne, which won the NCAA championship in 2018, had three first-team selections — senior attacker Bryanna Fazio, junior goalie Hannah George and junior defender Olivia McEntee.

from The NCAA
Committee members, who met last week in Indianapolis, discussed stick checks thoroughly before deciding to replace the pregame stick check procedure with a random selection and closer inspection of eight sticks and to reduce the number of in-game stick checks to two per team. Currently, teams can request three stick checks . . . Additionally, only a coach . . .

from the WPLL
During season 2 all WPLL players will take the field representing a logo that highlights hard-work and determination. Our goal is to provide our players and fans with relatable, recognizable logos that reflect just how strong female athletes are, while paying tribute to female leaders from our past. Today’s female athletes are the hero’s of tomorrow.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
As we approached the inaugural weekend in Boston, I was asked by numerous people if I was excited to coach and play a part in the first-ever PLL games.

I have six years of professional lacrosse coaching experience with three different teams and there were a few things that excited me, and honestly it was not the thought of playing our first game.

Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:00AM
from Syracuse.com
The LaFayette Lancers were staring at an ominous three-goal deficit early in the fourth quarter of their state Class D boys lacrosse title game against Briarcliff on Saturday at St. John Fisher.

In the stands, a very special LaFayette fan remained optimistic. Carl Weist said he turned to one of the many ex-Lancers players in the stands and predicted that the game would head into overtime.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Baxter graduated from Brighton High School. He and his wife, Marika – also a Springfield College graduate – have two children, Rae, born in 2010 and Frankie, born in 2014.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
This week’s group features 11 world championship veterans, nine additional post-collegiate players (primarily from the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League), six members of the collegiate class of 2019 and 10 players still active in the NCAA.

from RochesterFirst.com
Pelin created a girls lacrosse program at Spenceprort when there was no other on the west side. They're now one of the best in the state.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Tufts senior Dakota Adamec, a two-time New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and one of 11 finalists for the Honda Division III Athlete of the Year, headlines the 57-member Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III All-America team.

from BLaxFive.net
At their "Year-End Gathering" the members of the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association announced their annual Frank Mangione Award for Excellence award winner.


Monday June 10, 2019 9:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
QUESTION: What was the best lacrosse game of the year?

A) Virginia over Yale in the national championship
B) Victor over John Jay
C) Lafayette over Briarcliff
D) Archers vs. Redwoods
E) None of the above

ANSWER: E) none of the above

from WWNYV.com
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Kirk Ventiquattro has offered lacrosse camps for years as coach of the Carthage boys' team, but now is on his own offering camps as Team 24.

He and one of his camp attendees, Mattingly Dorcester, talked about the program on 7 News This Morning. (Video 4:09)

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Welcome to the 10 Man Ride - a weekly Monday recap hitting on the 10 best stats, plays and moments of the PLL weekend.

12:15AM
from Lax3point0
Connor Durkin, Mat Kemmis, Cole Grant, and Rob Seeley finish he 2019 season as the Section 3 caegory leaders.

from LaxNumbers.com / JustLacrosse Upstate
Strength of Schedule ratings elevate Section 3 teams.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — Just seconds into the game, it looked like a might be a long night for the U.S. Women’s U19 training team . . .

. . . But when it was all said and done, head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s young U19 squad weathered the storm and more than held its own, rallying for a 12-11 win in the scrimmage at US Lacrosse headquarters.

from BLaxFive.net
The Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse recently announced the 2019 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 13th at Victor High School. The boys' game will start at 6:00 PM and the girls' play at 8:00 PM.

Sunday June 9, 2019 12:15AM

from Syracuse.com
Reid Jackowski, one of the captains who preached to his teammates, scored 37 seconds into overtime Saturday to cap an improbable run and give the Lancers a 9-8 win over Section I’s Briarcliff on Saturday at St. John Fisher College.

from the Onondaga Nation

from Syracuse.com
East Rochester, N.Y. -- The Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team couldn’t overcome a slow start Saturday, which cost them the Class C state title in a 12-7 decision against Shoreham-Wading River (18-3) at St. John Fisher College.

from Syracuse.com
Cortland, N.Y. -- A slow start might have cost the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team a state championship. The Hornets fell behind the Eastport-South Manor Sharks by three goals in the opening five minutes of today’s Class B state title match-up at SUNY-Cortland.

from Eagle News Online
From the time it ascended to the top of the state rankings in mid-April, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team knew that such a lofty status meant little until the end. And when that conclusion arrived on Saturday afternoon at SUNY-Cortland, and the Bees were tough and resilient – but Northport, the champions of Long Island, proved a bit better, prevailing 10-8.


Saturday June 8, 2019 12:15AM
from LocalSyr.com
After a dramatic 15-14 overtime win, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team is one win away from their first state title since 2000.

from LocalSyr.com
The Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team is heading to the Class B State Championship game after beating Section-I's Suffern 12-9 on Friday at SUNY Cortland.

from LocalSyr.com
Two Section III girls lacrosse teams lost their respective semifinal matchups Friday at SUNY Cortland.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
For the second straight season, the Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse team had its season end at the hands of Cold Spring Harbor of Section VIII.

The Cougars suffered a 15-5 defeat to the defending Class C state champion Seahawks in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on Friday.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
Pittsford knew that Northport would be a true test, but the Tigers exceeded expectations with a strong performance.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
The Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team had its season come to an end after falling to defending Class D state champion Mattituck/Southold of Section XI, 9-5, in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on Friday.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
Trailing by three goals at halftime in the Class B state semifinal game against the No. 1 team in the state, Eastport-South Manor of Long Island, the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team could've easily folded.

Instead, the Braves (17-4) staged a daring comeback to tie the game early in the second half. Despite their valiant effort, it wouldn't be enough as Eastport (18-1) held on for a 7-4 victory to advance to the state championship game.

from AuburnPub.com
CORTLAND — The Lakers rushed out to a five-goal lead, but the tide turned.

Section I champion Bronxville went on a seven-goal run near the end of the first half and netted the first four goals of the second to top Section III champion Skaneateles 15-11 in the NYSPHSAA Class D girls lacrosse semifinals at SUNY Cortland Friday.

from Eagle News Omline
A year’s worth of work for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team had boiled down to the two minutes remaining in Friday’s state Class C semifinal at SUNY-Cortland against John Jay.

Hang on to the lead it had earned with a five-goal run after trailing the entire afternoon, and the Red Rams would earn a chance to dethrone Cold Spring Harbor a day later and earn the program’s first-ever state championship.

Friday June 7, 2019 10:15AM
from The Star Gazette
Six boys players from Section 4 have earned US Lacrosse All-America honors for the 2019 season.

Scholastic All-Americans are Corning midfielder Collin Neally, Whitney Point attack Andy Davis and Vestal midfielder J.T. Stirpe. All three are seniors. Davis became Section 4's career scoring leader this season while Neally and Stirpe helped their teams capture Section 4 titles.

from Alfred St. Athletics
Alfred State Director of Athletics Jason Doviak has announced that Gabe Kuhn will lead both the men's soccer and lacrosse programs. Kuhn has already hit the ground running in preparation for the 2019-20 school year.

Champions for Life Everest Park Clinics
from Champions for Life
Girls, grades 3-12 open to all. July 15th - Click here for information and registration form.

Boys, grades 1-6 and 7-12, open to all. August 4th - Click here for information and registration form.

champLax4 from Justin Mayer on Vimeo.

from Le Moyne Athletics
Springfield, Mass. – Le Moyne College women's lacrosse senior Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) has been named the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced at the conference's annual end-of-the-year banquet on Monday night at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

from Syracuse.com
Matt Palumb, a three-time All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University and a member of the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, is now a full-time referee. In this episode of 'Game Faces,' he tells Brent Axe about the job no one seems to want but everyone thinks they can do.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
The debut of the Premier Lacrosse League went down at the house of champions Gillette Stadium last weekend and the action did not disappoint. The Archers, Whipsnakes, and Redwoods collected their first victories in spectacular fashion. Overtime was needed to decide two of the three contests as fans were treated to the fastest brand of lacrosse ever played on a field with six-by-six nets. Which players stood out in those games? Glad you asked because this is the PLL team of the week for week one of the PLL season.

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00AM
from BLaxFive.net
Fairport tied the game with 0:17 left in regulation to force overtime and then defeat Baldwinsville 8-7 in the first overtime period. The Red Raiders had a two goal lead going into the final quarter before the Bees scored three unanswered goals within two minutes to get back in the lead.

from Spectrum Sports
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO -- Led by Dylan Lyons and his seven points, LaFayette is back in the state championship for the first time since 2009.

from Capital District Lax
Congrats to the Section 2 girls lacrosse award winners, including All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, and more:

from Capital District Lax
Congrats to the girls lacrosse players, coaches, and teams honored by the Foothills Council

from Section III Lacrosse Championships
The All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, and League All-Stars for 2019.

from AuburnPub.com
SKANEATELES — Skaneateles girls lacrosse certainly doesn't have a lack of experience. The Lakers, who have played in the section finals all 18 years under coach Bridget Marquardt, boast 11 trips to the state final four, including six of the last seven years.

from WWNYTV.com
CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - There’s a couple of lacrosse camps coming up this summer with a man who knows the game. Kirk Ventiquattro was Carthage's boys' lacrosse coach for many years and he'll be back in the north country to teach the sport. You can hear more about it in the video.

from Overtome with Paul Carcaterra
Lars Tiffany’s lacrosse journey reached its peak on Memorial Day, when his Virginia team won its first national championship since 2011. The title was a culmination of three years of building for Tiffany and the Cavaliers, who went from the ACC cellar to the pinnacle of college lacrosse. During his press conference, Tiffany was quick to pay homage to the roots of the game.

12:15AM
from the Democrat and Chronicle
To think, a little more than a week ago, Victor was less than a minute away from seeing its dominance in Section V boys lacrosse interrupted for the first time since 2013.

Now, thanks to a surprisingly easy 12-6 Class B state semifinal victory over Vestal Wednesday night on a miserably rainy night at St. John Fisher College, the dynastic Blue Devils are headed to a state championship game for the fifth consecutive year.

from Syracuse.com
Cicero, N.Y. -- On the strength of a game-high seven points from Dylan Lyons, the LaFayette boys lacrosse team defeated Section V Penn Yan 13-6 in the Class D state semifinals Wednesday night at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

from LocalSyr.com
(WSYR-TV) -- Jamesville-DeWitt is heading to the Class C State Championship Game after beating Section-VI's East Aurora 18-4 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Wednesday.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2019 Expansion Draft. The New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks will make their picks on Tuesday, July 9th. Ahead of the Expansion Draft, each team will designate 11 protected players before the June 25 deadline. Expansion teams are then allowed to select eligible players who are not on the protected list.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Graph-Tex, Northstar’s exclusive screen printer, is responsible for making the Nike product come to life as Northstar Nike apparel. A longtime partner of both Lake Placid Summit and Nike, Graph-tex is known nationwide for their best-in-class, high-quality work.

from WIVB.com
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Bandits will be holding their annual youth lacrosse summer camps from July 8 to 10 at KeyBank Center.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:45AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lars Tiffany is a free spirit. He admits he gets it from his mom. His name, though, is derived from a friend of his father's — a Swedish architect who traveled with the elder Tiffany.

Tiffany grew up in Upstate New York, helping his father on a Buffalo farm and eventually falling in love with the game of lacrosse, which was played at the nearby Onondaga reservation. That love for lacrosse took him to Lafayette High School, and then to Brown, where he played under legendary coach Dom Starsia.

from New York State Sportswriters
Class A, Niskayuna #5; Class B, Victor #4; Class C, J-D #2; Class D, Penn Yan #2.

from New York State Sportswriters
Class A, Baldwinsville #1; Class B, F-M #2; Class C, J-D #2; Class D, Skaneaeles #2.

from F50Lacrosse.com
?Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach and Two Time NCAA Division III National Champion Goaltender, Nick Fiorentino, provides you with the opportunity to be a part of a lacrosse club that uses the most current teaching curriculum in UPSTATE NEW YORK to play like a champion.

from WICZ.com
Vestal, N.Y. - After arguably the best win in Vestal boys lacrosse program history on Saturday, the No. 8 Golden Bears are back in the same spot they were in back in 2017. The team prepares for the Class B state semifinal game against No. 4 ranked power house, Victor High School.

FOX 40 WICZ TV - News, Sports, Weather, Contests & More

from The Season 2019

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
This is a training event developed by PLL athletes specifically for athletes that emphasizes fundamentals, while giving valuable feedback for growth, all in a fun, fast-paced environment. PLL Academy lacrosse training sessions focus on shooting, passing, dodging, communication, basic concepts, developing hand-eye coordination, footwork, body control, communication, and lacrosse IQ development.

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:15AM
from BLaxFive.net
The New York State semi-finals are up next on Wednesday, June 5th at various places around the state.

12:15AM
from CBS New York
As referees grow fed up with abuse from parents, some games have been cancelled because of the shortage. So what can be done to fix the problem?

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced its nominees for the 2018-19 Season Awards. Following the completion of the voting period, Devan Kaney will announce the winners of the awards over the course of a week.

from the Buffalo Bandits
I don't know where to pick back up. Calgary's Rhys Duch found a lane and zipped a shot past Matt Vinc for the game-winning overtime goal in overtime to give the Roughnecks the 2019 NLL Cup last Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The deafening noise of the 17,038 fans cheering in every octave encapsulated in the venue. As we called the game for radio, that 52 seconds of noise was the only translation needed.

Monday June 3, 2019 10:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Dan's views are his own and do not necessarily relect those of JustLacrosse Upstate.

The saying goes that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Paul Rabil, are you listening?

I was out of town all weekend and DVR-ed yesterday’s coverage of the PLL’s Chaos vs. Redwoods game, televised nationally on NBCSports. It was about 8 PM when I finally got to see what this new league has to offer.

from the WPLL
The Fight earned their first win of the season with a 6-4 victory over the Pride. It was the Fight’s first victory over the Pride, avenging their tough 10-9 loss last season. In a low-scoring defensive battle, attacker Katrina Dowd came up big in her first game for the Fight, scoring the first goal of the game then tallying an assist after setting up Fight teammate Kayla Treanor. 2018 WPLL All-Stars Kylie Ohlmiller and Taylor Cummings connected for the third goal of the game, with Ohlmiller coming from behind cage and feeding Cummings, who sent a shot past Pride keeper Molly Wolf. Pride attacker Shelby Fredericks closed out first half scoring when she buried a buzzer beater, making the score 3-1.

from Dom Starsia / Inside Lacrosse
I am here to tell you that the decisions you make today will have significant bearing on whether your 2019 season will have a different ending. Virginia women’s coach Julie Myers told me recently that the James Madison women lifted three times per week at 7:00 a.m. throughout the season and did not miss a single session. She also mentioned that she was not certain that her team was prepared to make the same commitment.

12:15AM
from Lax3point0.com

from JustLacrosse Upstate
J-D's Connor Durkin looks to add to his 115 points in Wednesday's semifinal.

from LaxNumbers and JustLacrosse Upstate
Four of the top 10 overall eams still alive in the NYS playoffs. Plus the Top 20 in each class.

Sunday June 2, 2019 10:30AM
from the Buffalo News
PITTSFORD — Riding the bus to St. John Fisher College on Saturday, the East Aurora boys lacrosse team followed along as Orchard Park and Hamburg let their seasons slip away in the state quarterfinals. “We’ve got to pick it up and win one for Section VI,” coach Scott More told the Blue Devils. “We can't go 0-fer out here.”

from The Star Gazette
Vestal’s boys produced one of the most significant wins in lacrosse program history Saturday, scoring the first three goals and largely stifling Fayetteville-Manlius after halftime of a 9-7 Class B state quarterfinal victory at Corning Memorial Stadium.

from Spectrum Sports
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO -- Seven-of-eight Section 3 teams punched a ticket to the final four. Check out the action.

from AuburnPub.com
Eleven girls recorded a point, as the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team routed Salmon River 18-3 in the regional finals at Fayetteville-Manlius High School Saturday. The Lakers (Section III) move on to take on Section I's Bronxville in the state semifinals at SUNY Cortland on June 7.

from BLaxFive.net
Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Section Five teams won three out of four today at St. John Fisher College, where the Western Regionals took place.

from GLaxFive.net
June 1, 2019 - All four Section Five teams defeated their Section Six counterparts today in the first round of the NYS Tournament.

from The Rome Sentinel
Mike Warwick started the Rome Free Academy lacrosse program back in 1969. He passed away a few years ago (2011) but his athletes have never forgotten him. The RFA athletic director at that time was Charlie Dain and the players also honored his memory. So on June 7-9 RFA alum Mike McCarthy has organized a fabulous weekend for every former RFA lacrosse player to honor their coaches and teammates.

from Capital Disrict Lax
Congrats to the Section 2 girls lacrosse award winners, including All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, and more:

from PRWeb.com
To start things out with a bang, NBC contacted Christian Salyer of Current Music to commission a new theme song. They were looking for a big cinematic sound, with a strong melody and modern elements. Salyer reached out to his team of composers and in the end, NBC chose a piece by EDM artist, SLVRFX.

from the Premier Lacrosse League

from the Premier Lacrosse League

from the Premier Lacrosse League
In a matchup of two of the most talented teams in the PLL, Chaos vs. Whipsnakes Saturday afternoon did not disappoint.

12:15AM
from CNYCentral.com
Between Baldwinsville, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt and Skaneateles -- all four have punched their tickets to Championship Weekend from SUNY Cortland next week.

from Syracuse.com
Corning, N.Y. -- Fayetteville-Manlius’ season came to an end Saturday afternoon in a 9-7 loss to Vestal in a Class B state regional.

from Eagle News Online
One side jumped way out in front early and never got caught. The other side had to wait until the final minutes to move out in front for good.

No matter how it happened, though, the ending was the same for each of Baldwinsville’s lacrosse teams – namely, victories in their respective Class A regional finals on Saturday and a step closer to the ultimate prize of a state championship.

from the Democrat and Chronicle
As they usually do in the state quarterfinals of the boys’ lacrosse tournament, Section V had its way with the visitors from Buffalo-area Section VI Saturday as the Rochester teams won three of the four games at St. John Fisher College.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
It only took Archers LC face-off athlete Stephen Kelly 11 seconds to find the back of the net, but it took us more than 48 minutes to find a winner in the first-ever Premier Lacrosse League game. Archers LC attackman Will Manny (4G) buried the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Chrome LC, 13-12.

Saturday June 1, 2019 10:45AM
from JustLacrosse Upstate
We will be reporting today's action from around the state via Twitter, and you can follow the news on our Page 2 even if you don't have a Twitter account.

from Spectrum Sports
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: The Bethlehem Girls Lacrosse team keeps their season going with a 15-9 win in the Class A State Regional Final against Rockland from Section One. The Eagles now are off to the state final four next weekend.

from The Daily Gazette
ROTTERDAM -- The Johnstown girls' lacrosse team faces an uncertain future, but the Lady Bills faced a present against which there was no dispute on Friday.

Bronxville of Section I is ranked No. 1 in New York state in Class D and showed why, sprinting to a 10-0 lead before Johnstown even possessed the ball once on the way to a 19-2 victory in the state regionals at Mohonasen High School.

from The Star Gazette
Girls lacrosse players from Ithaca, Vestal, Corning and Owego have earned All-American honors for the 2019 season.

from BLaxFive.net
The All Tournament Teams for 2018 were announced at each final on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Most Valuable Player in Class A was Colin Peers (Fairport), in Class C, Sam Miller (Geneva), in Class D, Connor Fingar (Penn Yan) and in Class B, Jack LaRue (Victor). Players were selected on the basis of their performances in the Section Five Tournaments.

12:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Isaiah Cree, Jacelyn Lazore and Mirabella Lazore were elected by the Tewaaraton Foundation as the 2019 recipients of the Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. They were honored during the Tewaaraton Awards ceremony last night in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.