Fleet athletes with a knack for securing groundballs allowed Section 10 champion Salmon River to forge an eight-goal lead with 9½ minutes remaining in Thursday’s Class D first-round state girls lacrosse playoff game at Vestal.
Spencer, the Loyola senior attackman who set the NCAA Division I record for career assists (231) and ranks No. 2 on the all-time points list (380) behind only two-time Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson, was announced as the winner of the 2019 award Thursday at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
All the guys that played on the Rattlers — White, Galloway, Wolf, Ned Crotty, Chris Bocklet, John Ranagan, Drew Simoneau, Mike Manley, John Moderski, Ty Thompson, and Jordan MacIntosh — they all know what it takes to win with each other. But make no mistake — every other player on this roster is going to have to learn how to play with them, not the other way around. That is a dangerous pack of alphas.
Archers LC vs Chrome LC, 1 P.M. ET, NBC Sports Gold - The Game of Firsts
The first-ever Premier Lacrosse League game. Let that sink in. History will be made on June 1 when the Archers and Chrome take the field at Gillette Stadium. While there are three matchups this weekend, this one is undeniably special.
The National Lacrosse League, in conjunction with the Rochester Knighthawks, unveiled today the team’s logo and operations staff during a franchise launch event at the Blue Cross Arena.
Under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE), the Knighthawks enter their inaugural campaign as one of two expansion teams in the NLL following the relocation of the original Knighthawks franchise to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the team will operate as the Thunderbirds.
“A year ago we played in the regional round, we played Pleasantville and that was an unbelievable team and I think we were going to be happy if we could have kept that game within 10 goals,” Schuylerville Coach John Bowen said. “Tonight there is no doubt that there is a little bit of a sour sense from the standpoint that we felt like had done a few things better, not taking anything away from Briarcliff, they forced our hand in many of the mistakes we made tonight and good defensive teams do that.”
EAST GREENBUSH — So many things were the same, except there was no comeback for the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team.
Mamaroneck built a healthy lead like it did a year ago, but refused to wilt this time in an 11-5 Class A sub-regional victory over the Silver Warriors Wednesday night at Columbia High School.
The final goal of the game went to Canandaigua, as junior Lexi Braniecki sprinted the majority of the field to beat Spencerport’s goalie to prevail in the Class B final by a 9-8 score. The game ended in Canandaigua’s favor, but it didn’t start that way.
The Blue Devils scored two goals 13 seconds apart in the final minute to turn what looked like might be the end of an era into an sixth straight Section V championship. The 7-6 win over rival Canandaigua Academy (14-5) was no sure thing and while the goals from Alec Russell and Shea Newell will get their deserved praise, a tip of the cap certainly needs to go to the defense.
PITTSFORD — The Red Raiders had a chance. And in most cases, that’s all an athlete asks for. A chance. But the Palmyra-Macedon boys didn’t make that chance count. The Penn Yan boys did, and that was the difference in Wednesday’s Section V Class B boys lacrosse championship win for the Mustangs, a 10-9 overtime thriller.
PITTSFORD — As the No. 1 seed, the Palmyra-Macedon girls lacrosse team was expected to win Wednesday’s Section V Class D championship game against No. 2 Mynderse-Romulus. And that’s exactly what it did.
Section VI crowned its boys lacrosse champions. The Class C game between East Aurora and Amherst epitomized the strengths of the Blue Devils. They’re deep and willing to fight to the end to experience victory.
Wednesday: DAY IN REVIEW: All four Champions have been crowned and are ready to advance to the NYS Regionals (quarter finals) which will be held at St. John Fisher College on Saturday. The Class A game will see Fairport vs Orchard Park at 10:00 AM, The Class B Game will feature Victor vs Hamburg at 12:30, The Class C game with Geneva vs East Aurora will start at 3:00 PM and the Class D game will see Penn Yan vs Edan at 5:30PM. Tickets will be $6.00 as set by NYS.
LOS ANGELES — Today, The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced its new rules as it heads into Opening Weekend at Gillette Stadium on June 1 and 2. These rules are designed to simplify and improve the overall comprehension of game play for fans, encourage a faster pace of play for players, and account for the evolution of athleticism and skill on-field.
CORTLAND — South Jefferson rallied, but Skaneateles provided the knockout punch. The Lakers’ Maggie Newton scored with 2.1 seconds left to break a tie, as the top-seeded Skaneateles girls lacrosse team edged No. 2 South Jefferson 11-10 at SUNY Cortland Tuesday night.
Cortland, N.Y. -- After trailing 5-2 early in their Class B sectional final, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team exploded past the Auburn Maroons en route to a 16-8 victory tonight at the SUNY-Cortland Stadium Complex.
In notching a seventh straight win and the sectional title for the first time since 2015, Salmon River improved to 12-3 overall heading into the state Class D playoffs starting Thursday with a trip to Vestal High School to take on Section 4 champion Chenango Forks starting at 7 p.m. As sectional runners-up, the Golden Bears (13-4) also advance to the state tournament. They will play Thursday at Class C champion Vestal at 5 p.m.
Emily Hawryschuk and Sarah Cooper were both named to the All-American second team by Inside Lacrosse on Tuesday. Hawryschuk led Syracuse with 75 goals in 2019 and Cooper is of two freshman chosen in Inside Lacrosse’s All-American selections.
Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse champion St. John Fisher led the way with six first team selections, including a pair of major awards as the conference announced its major honors and all-conference awards Thursday morning. Stevens' Kyra Bednarski earned E8 Player of the Year honors, while Fisher's Molly Tice (Marcellus) was tabbed the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. Tice's teammate, Sydney DeGirolamo (F-M) was selected as the league's Rookie of the Year. Hartwick's Ashley Jablonowski was honored as the E8's Goalkeeper of the Year and the Utica coaching staff, led by Kristin St. Hilaire earned the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Ian Evans (LaFayette) made an immediate impact in his first year on campus as the freshman helped Fisher become the highest-scoring offense in the league. As part of the Cardinals E8 title-winning team, he currently has scored 47 goals and has added 37 assists. Both are currently within the top three overall in the league. His 84 points is second-best in the conference, behind teammate Nicholas Miller. Evans was also honored as a First Team All-Conference selection. He and Miller helped Fisher win their first-ever NCAA Tournament game in their first-ever appearance on Wednesday afternoon against Gettysburg.
“We played smart in terms of possessing the ball,” Tiffany said. “When we got here to Virginia three years ago, we were playing a frenetic, fast pace. While that was fun, it wasn’t really successful. We were able to manage the shot clock really well throughout the season. The pinnacle of that was how we did it today.”
In honor of Memorial Day, an interview with former Navy Seal Rorke Denver. He grew up in a water polo hotbed. With relatives who attended Syracuse University, he grew up watching the orange compete on national televised games. He took up lacrosse late in high school and grew to love the game. Today we learn about his lacrosse journey and his decision to join the Navy Seals. Denver talks about playing with a number of Syracuse Hall of Famers, the drive to win through the axis of athletic competition and on the battlefield and similarly a look at leadership. Denver served as a team captain during his playing days at Syracuse and he has lead men into battle as an officer and Navy seal.
What a conundrum.
As I find myself three months into my eighth year and approach my 400th RTD blog, I find myself tempted to cross the line into territory that has been heretofore taboo. Partly due to running short on new material, and partly because it just needs to be said, come along with me while I dip my toes into uncharted waters…
Philadelphia — Growing up in Bloomfield, N.J., Anish Shroff didn’t have an easy way to follow the sports he loved: His family didn’t own cable. Instead, he fell asleep listening to New York Yankees games on his pocket radio. After school, in the family driveway, he called the basketball games he played with friends, as if he were Marv Albert or Bob Costas. This allowed him to get lost in his imagination and, at least for a moment, be the sportscaster he dreamed of being.
Former Syracuse lacrosse star Jovan Miller (pictured) turned 30 on May 11. He decided to spend part of his landmark day watching his former school take on Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. That turned out to be a mistake. The Orange let a lead slip away and lost 15-13, ending yet another season in disappointment. Miller was sour for the rest of the day.
"I was in a bad mood. I was obviously really sad for the seniors. I watched the game and I was sick to my stomach. I was sick for those kids."
Katie Kerner – Senior, Le Moyne College (Shenendehowa)
While Katie Kerner’s impact on the field has been marred by seasons of injuries, culminating in a career-ending ACL surgery fall, her legacy will be marked by her resilient nature and leadership. Kerner became the lacrosse program’s inaugural Community Service Chair, utilizing their platform to raise awareness for a variety of causes over the 2018-2019 season. She’s set the example for younger players that while the uncertainty that comes with being injured is scary, there are other roles on the team that are just as impactful.
Sectional titles will be decided Tuesday night at SUNY-Cortland in Class A, B, C and D.
There will be two games on each of the turf fields - Red (main) and White - at SUNY-Cortland's Stadium Complex.
The starts will be staggered - at 5 (Class A) and 5:30 p.m. (Class C). The Class B and D finals will follow, at approximately 7 and 7:30 p.m.
The four winners will advance to regional finals on June 1 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School.
Here's a look at the finals:
“Due to personnel reasons I can’t make any comments,” Geneva superintendent Trina Newton said Thursday when asked why Russell and Travis have been placed on administrative leave. “We’re taking our time and being thorough during this investigation.”
Appropriate enough, the nation's top player for each of the past two seasons – junior Charlie Bertrand (Baldwinsville) – penned another incredible ending to a season with seven points (4-3) on Sunday. He was one of eight different Warriors with a goal, while classmate Nick Ponte posted a 60-percent save percentage on the other end with 12 stops. Sophomore Davis Cronin was also excellent on the X, winning 18-of-27 faceoffs.
The stakes could not have been higher in Game 2 of the NLL Finals as the Bandits were facing elimination on the road, but they ended up falling just short on Saturday. The Roughnecks got the game-winning goal from Rhys Duch in overtime and defeated the Bandits, 14-13, to win the NLL Finals.
ROCHESTER, NY – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced its individual awards on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Junior goalie Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) was named the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie, while senior Trevor Smyth (Orangeville, Ontario/The Kiski School) was named Co-Long Pole Midfielder of the Year.
Cicero, N.Y. -- When the final buzzer sounded on Friday, Baldwinsville players rushed the field in excitement at Cicero-North Syracuse after capturing the Class A sectional title with an 18-6 win over defending champion, West Genesee.
Friday: DAY IN REVIEW: Both Class A and Class C played their semifinal games today and once, again, three out of four top seeded teams won. Hilton, the number three seed won their trip to the Championships with and exciting overtime win against Pittsford, the number two seed, It is the first time the Cadets have made the finals.
While the West Genesee boys lacrosse team attempted to add yet another Section III title to its long and rich championship legacy, Marcellus was trying to reach this plateau for the first time in program history.
The Schuylerville boys lacrosse team didn’t leave a box unchecked for first-year coach John Bowen and he delivered a page out of the Black Horses football playbook as the offense dominated time of possession and the scoreboard for the 16-2 Class D title Friday night.
East Greenbush - A goal with four seconds remaining in the first half and another score off a deflection 88 seconds into the third quarter provided the Bethlehem boys' lacrosse team a two-goal advantage in Friday night's Section II Class A final against perennial power Niskayuna.
After winning its first sectional title last season, the Ballston Spa boys lacrosse team made it back-to-back Class B championships with a 13-7 victory over Burnt Hills on Friday night. See highlights and post-game reaction here.
"One of the leaders in this entire league and clearly with this team will be goalie John Galloway. John is still at the top of his game and will be a voice for the coaches on the field. Brett Queener has played important minutes at the professional level and will be both a valuable member of this Chrome team and a veteran mentor to recent college graduate Jacob Stover. "
The Bandits are down, but they are certainly not out. After losing Game 1 of the NLL Finals last weekend, the Bandits will look to even the series when they travel to Calgary for a 9 p.m. game this Saturday night. They find themselves in a must-win game in order to keep their championship hopes alive.
A trio of Le Moyne players – Dan Entenmann (Auburn), Andrew French (Westhill) and Zac Prattson – all won major awards on Thursday. The Dolphins captured their 14th NE10 Championship title back on May 4, eventually advancing to the NCAA semifinals before an overtime loss to Merrimack.
Entenmann earned the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Outstanding Midfielder Award after accounting for 23 goals, 29 assists and 62 ground balls this season. His 29 helpers were 10th-most in the league. He assisted the Dolphins’ efforts in becoming one of the toughest defenses in the country – allowing just 7.73 goals per game.
French was named the Short Stick Defensive Midfielder of the Year and Prattson took home the William C. Schmeisser Defensive Player of the Year. Both were NE10 First Team All-Conference selections
Liam St. Croix (West Genesee), a standout for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team has been named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American, earning Honorable Mention accolades.
Three members of the Hobart College lacrosse team were selected to play in the 2019 USILA Senior All-Star Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Spark, Md., Friday, May 24. Attackman Chris Aslanian, defensive midfielder Stanny Gilbertson and faceoff specialist Matthew Pedicine will represent the Statesmen in the annual contest.
Three members of the William Smith College lacrosse team were named to the IWLCA All-Empire Region Teams. Sophomore defender Mekayla Montgomery and sophomore goalie Olivia Hofmann were named to the first team and sophomore attack Ellie Burns was voted to the second team.
Gavigan is making his debut on the ECAC All-Region team in 2019 while Briggs is making his second appearance as an Honorable Mention. Gavigan has been named to the Empire 8 First Team and USILA North-South Game already in 2019, while Briggs also earned Honorable Mention on the Empire 8 All-Conference team.
SUNY Cortland senior attack Joey Panariello (Islip), junior attack Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields) and junior faceoff specialist Brian Williams (Holtsville/Sachem East) have been chosen as 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Warrior and New Balance Division III men's lacrosse honorable mention All-Americans.
Corning came out like a rushing wave against Ithaca on Thursday night. The Hawks' dominance continued the rest of the night, and in doing so shifted the tide of Section 4 Class A boys lacrosse back to the Crystal City.
Vestal burst out of the gate with six consecutive goals Thursday night, then withstood a late push from Horseheads to capture a third straight Section 4 Class B boys lacrosse championship with a 15-13 victory at Corning Memorial Stadium.
The goals flowed freely Thursday evening during the Section II Class B girls' lacrosse final between familiar foes Queensbury and Niskayuna, almost like a faucet that cannot be turned off.
The talented squads generated 20 goals during the first half in a highly entertaining encounter, yet the teams were unable to produce a conclusion to their latest title tussle as lightning strikes in the area near Mohonasen High School stopped play with14:24 remaining in the second half.
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- On Thursday night, the Johnstown girls lacrosse team won its first sectional title since 2006, defeating the Academy of Holy Names 16-10. Emotions were running high as the future of varsity sports and other activities for the upcoming school year is unclear after the Johnstown School District failed to pass the budget.
WPLL attackers have a new challenge to face, as WPLL Pride have added world-class goalkeeper Liz Hogan to their 2019 roster. One of the most recognizable keepers in the game, Hogan was selected from the WPLL Player Pool after former WPLL Pride keeper Renee Poullott announced she was unable to play during the 2019 season. A talented goalie with great field vision, Hogan has the potential to make a major impact on WPLL Pride’s defensive end.
Yet, McEvoy’s eyes were teary and his lower lip quivered as he looked up at the other end of the field, peering at his friend, Haverford School’s legendary coach, John Nostrant (Baldwinsville). After 28 years on the bucolic campus on Montgomery Avenue, the familiar red buzz cut, shorts and construction boots won’t be roaming the Haverford School sidelines next spring.
Nostrant will be heading to Gilman School (Md.) in the fall, with Brendan Dawson taking over the Fords next season as Nostrant’s successor.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Nine members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were named to the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) – Warrior Division III All-American Team, announced on Thursday, May 23.
BALTIMORE – Three from UIndy men's lacrosse will end their careers in style as United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America recipients.
Midfielders Matthew Johnson (honorable mention) and Shawn Kimble (Hilton) (honorable mention), along with attacker Parker Kump (third team) have been named All-Americans at their respective positions after leading the Greyhounds to a program-best 16 wins and national semifinal appearance.
LOUISVILLE, KY – The USILA announced the Warrior Senior North-South All-Star teams on Tuesday, naming senior Frank Gavigan (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) to the North squad. He will be the first participant in the game since the 2015 coaching staff of Head Coach Jason Lockner and assistant coaches Adam Dupree and Jake Spadoni '13.
ITHACA, N.Y. – A trio of Cornell men's lacrosse players – Jeff Teat, Clarke Petterson, and Brandon Salvatore – have been named USILA All-Americans, as was announced this afternoon. Teat leads the group with a second-team selection, while both Petterson and Salvatore were named honorable mention.
Junior Charlie Bertrand (Baldwinsville) highlights the quartet of honorees after being named the Lt Raymond J. Enners Outstanding Player of the Year, as well as the Lt. Col. JI Turnbull Outstanding Attackman of the Year – both of which are the second straight accolades for the Baldwinsville, New York, native. Bertrand was named a First Team All-American for the second year in a row and is now a three-time All-American overall in addition to his second team selection as a rookie in 2017.
Merrimack's Charlie Bertrand has been named the Division II national player of the year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which released its annual All-American teams and award winners Thursday.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Eight teams are playing for four championships in Section III boys lacrosse. It all happens Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool High School, in the Class A, B, C and D championship games. Here's a look at the title games:
ADAMS — Savannah Fish and Natalie Strough often appear near or at the top of the scoresheet for South Jefferson in girls lacrosse. But the pair of seniors have proven to be versatile in other areas for the Spartans this season.
After losing to Saratoga in the Class A championship game last season, the Bethlehem girls lacrosse team got its revenge. The Eagles beat Shenendehowa for the sectional title, 15-12 on Wednesday night at Mohonasen High School. See highlights and post-game reaction here.
Caden LaPietro had five goals and an assist, and Ty McHerron added four goals and an assist Tuesday as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged Queensbury 13-12 in the Section II Class B boys’ lacrosse tournament semifinals.
St. Joe's senior and team leading scorer Kellen Pulera had three goals and two assists as the Marauders routed Canisius, 16-2, in the Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse championship game Wednesday.
One of those goals, however, is getting national attention. As captured by WKBW, Pulera took a pass and scored on a ridiculous over the shoulder shot.
“From where we were a couple years ago to where we are now, we’re really happy,” [Regy] Thorpe said after the exhibition. “We’re chasing those top tiers teams, Canada and Iroquois, and other teams are getting better. We got more guys playing in the NLL, more guys playing [Major Series Lacrosse], more guys on practice squads. Just more guys playing box and that’s great to see.”
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Collin Dix picked a good night to have his best lacrosse game of the season. The LaFayette junior goalie was credited with a whopping 21 saves Tuesday night in his team’s 8-7 upset of top-seeded and No. 1 state-ranked Skaneateles in a Class D sectional semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa High School.
SPARKS, MD.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Colby Chapman (Johnson City) has been selected to play in 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Senior All-Star game this Friday, May 24. The Division III game will take place at 5 p.m. at Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. Admission is free and Lax Sports Network will stream the contest.
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- It was the first for their coach, two for some of the underclassmen, but a three-peat for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse squad, defeating Averill Park 13-5 Wednesday afternoon at Mohonasen High School.
Catie Woodruff went to the University of North Carolina with a specific goal in mind. A national championship.
Now a junior defender for the Tar Heels, the Skaneateles graduate is two wins away from achieving that dream. No. 3 UNC takes on ACC rival No. 2 Boston College in the semifinals Friday, with the winner moving on to take on either No. 1 Maryland or No. 4 Northwestern in the national championship game Sunday.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Midweek is still a time of relative calm for Charlie Bertrand (Baldwinsville) as his Merrimack lacrosse team prepares for its Division II title showdown against Limestone on Sunday.
School is over, so Bertrand has tucked away his 3.9 GPA in a mechanical engineering major in favor of video games. You might be able to handle him in FIFA or Call of Duty, but if you expect to beat him at NHL 19 you’d best move on to another challenge.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – After earning more than 500 collegiate victories and affecting the lives of hundreds of student-athletes on and off the field, Union College head men's lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum has announced his retirement, Union Director of Athletics Jim McLaughlin '93 announced on Tuesday.
"The 13 years spent at Union have been some of the greatest years of my life," Wehrum said. "My daughter [Lyndsay '09] went here, my godson went here and it's been a great run, but it's time. I want to enjoy my years of healthy living with my wife and we are going to enjoy it together. It was a family decision, not just mine."
Central Square, N.Y. -- Sophomore goalie Jamison MacLachlan had a big night in front of the net, and the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams did just enough to hold off rival East Syracuse Minoa, 10-8, in a boys Class C lacrosse sectional semifinal tonight at Paul V. Moore High School.
Caden LaPietro had five goals and an assist, and Ty McHerron added four goals and an assist Tuesday as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged Queensbury 13-12 in the Section II Class B boys’ lacrosse tournament semifinals.
May 21, 2019 - Tuesday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were quarter finals for Classes A and C today and most were mismatches. Penfield was the exception where is took overtime for the Patriots to earn their place in the final four on Friday where they will play Fairport.
This season, Quarter Finals for B/D were played tonight. Seven of the Eight games were won by the higher seed with only fifth seeded Waterloo defeating fourth seeded Marcus Whitman breaking the bracket.
Much like its new partner, the Premier Lacrosse League, the WPLL decided to drop the geographical tags from specific team names. Teams like the New England Command will now play as the WPLL Command.
The @prowomenslax unveils the new logos for its 5 teams. A major upgrade to the previous logos that should help ignite fan interest as the league enters its second season this summer. pic.twitter.com/G2PwujpID4
NEDROW, N.Y. — A cinder-brick barn lies at the bottom of a hill, off a dirt road in the heart of the Onondaga Nation Reservation just south of Syracuse. Down the road from the local smoke shop, inside the barn, the air smells of wood. A bundle of several dozen wooden lacrosse sticks leans against the back wall, each ready to be carved, straightened, balanced, cut, drilled, sanded, shellacked, netted, inscribed — then, finally, sent across the reservation and beyond.
Grace Paliwodzinski scored four goals, and McKenzie Ballard backed her up with three goals and an assist to propel Shenendehowa to a 10-9 victory over Guilderland in the girls’ Section II Tournament Class A lacrosse semifinals Monday. Amanda Nieham had six goals for Guilderland.
BURNT HILLS — A talented, but youthful, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ lacrosse squad made the most of its many offensive options in Monday’s Section II Class C semifinals. An up-tempo approach helped make that possible, as Burnt Hills cruised past Glens Falls 21-3 to put itself in position to defend its area crown.
Bethlehem boys' lacrosse coach Dave Rounds watches brothers Declan and Liam Ferris on a daily basis strive to excel in what they do. He already knew that about them as they were growing up, and Rounds often receives reminders even when the brothers are off school grounds.
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were out bracket games for Classes B and D as the 2019 Section Five Tournament began with six games and all but one was a mismatch. All the top seeded teams won, except for Bath (#9) who beat Gananda (#8).
I tried to watch my first-ever episode of Game of Thrones last night; figured I might as well be able to say I watched the series finale.
Instead, my son Brian kept yelling, “Dad! Go to bed! You’re snoring.”
But, truth be told, Brian and I did do our share of binge-watching this past weekend, but we watched ESPNU, not HBO or Netflix.
Gene McCabe, president of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), announced Brian Brecht, Tom Mariano, Keith Bugbee and Jason Childs have been selected to serve as head coaches for the 2019 USILA Senior All-Star Games slated for Friday, May 24. Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. will serve as the backdrop for both contests with the Div. III game kicking things off at 5:00 pm, followed by the Div. I/II contest at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and Lax Sports Network will stream both contests.
“It’s kinda the same. It’s different. Last year, the outcome wasn’t what I wanted,” he said — flanked by three of the players who eliminated his Great Danes in the NCAA Semifinals in 2018.
“Sorry,” senior midfielder John Daniggelis said slyly, causing Ierlan, Jack Tigh, Jackson Morrill to burst out laughing and Ierlan to joke that he was going to go cry in the locker room.
SPARKS, Md. — The 2019 U.S. Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Team will hold a training camp in Baltimore from May 21-23, highlighted by a Blue-White exhibition on Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. at the Coppermine DuBurns Arena in Canton. The exhibition is open to the public and free of charge.
In his 89 years Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons has a legacy of lifetime achievements including being a world renown activist for Indigenous rights, a lacrosse All-American and founder of the Iroquois Nationals, a retired professor of American history from the University of Buffalo. He is also a published author and a celebrated Native American artist.
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: For the 2nd time in six days, Guilderland and Shenendehowa girl's lacrosse will meet on the field but this one has extra meaning. Winner of Monday's battle is off the the Class A Section II Finals and Guilderland says they are up to the challenge.
There were Thirty-four games played last week as the regular season ended with one game on Friday. There were seventy-two out of section games played this year. Section Five won forty (56%) and the out of section teams have won thirty-two.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After trailing by as many as seven in the second half, No. 5 Syracuse cut the deficit to two but could get no closer in an 18-14 loss to No. 4 Northwestern in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals. The Orange end the season with a 16-5 record.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Christian Thomas scored his fourth goal of the game 29 seconds into overtime to give seventh-ranked and sixth-seeded Merrimack College a 15-14 overtime win over second-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College in the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championships semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
The Dolphins finish the season with a 16-3 record after winning a share of their 17th Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship and 14th NE10 Tournament championship.
The Warriors, who advance to their third straight NCAA title game, scored the game's first four goals over the initial 3:26. Charlie Bertrand (B'ville), last year's USILA Attackman and Co-Player of the Year, started the scoring just 32 seconds into the contest after taking a pass from Sean Black.
It was a historic day for the PLL, as all six teams, for the first time ever, took to the practice field at the IMG Academy in pursuit of being named the league’s first-ever champion. So, how’s everyone looking? Here are the news and notes from around the league.
EVANSTON, Illinois – Looking to make its fourth Final Four in seven years, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team fought valiantly against Northwestern but 18-14 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
(SYRACUSE N.Y. - WSYR) - Just 17 seconds separated second-ranked Le Moyne from its first trip to the Division II NCAA championship game since 2016, but instead its season comes to an end in the NCAA semifinals.
Some twelve of the thirteen higher seeds all advanced after taking part in boys and girls quarterfinal lacrosse games on Saturday. The lone higher seed to fall was No. 4 Watertown. The Cyclones were handily defeated by No. 5 East Syracuse Minoa, 15-8. Here is a recap of today’s action.
Cicero, N.Y. -- No. 4 Cicero-North Syracuse is moving on to the Class A sectional semifinals, as the Northstars defeated No. 5 Syracuse 12-7 on Saturday evening.
The Onondaga Lazers run out the clock and will move on for a rematch of last year's championship game to face the Nassau Lions! Final score 16-13 Onondaga over Harford. #NJCAALacrossepic.twitter.com/MLtkDiSoVT
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Gemma Guy, Brooke Malchak and Alison Carr combined for 12 goals to lead Tully to a 17-13 win Watertown IHC. The Black Knights advance to play Westhill on Tuesday.
JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown boys lacrosse team earned the second seed for the Section II Class D Tournament. The Sir Bills will host third-seeded Greenwich on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Knox Field.
Section 2 Boys seedings.
Two wins down and two more to go. The Buffalo Bandits are just a pair of victories away from capturing the franchise’s fifth title and first since 2008. After taking down the New England Black Wolves in the first round and then the Toronto Rock in the East Division Final, the Bandits now find themselves in the NLL Finals against an opponent they haven’t seen in three months.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The opening games of the Section III boys lacrosse playoffs begins tonight, but before the real action kicks off Saturday, we’d like to give our take on what we think will happen on Saturday.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The post-season is here, and the Section III playoffs begin with three Class D first-round games today.
Playoff brackets don’t get really busy until Tuesday’s quarterfinal rounds in Class C and D, and the large schools start with semifinal contests on Thursday night.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Top five teams collide when No. 5 Syracuse takes on No. 4 Northwestern in the 2019 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 18. Opening draw in Evanston, Ill. is set for 2 p.m. Eastern time. Fans can watch the game on BTNPlus and BTN2Go or listen to the live broadcast on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area. Tickets for the game are $8 for adults and $5 for you.
Last time they played: In one of Syracuse’s most exciting games this season, the Orange took a 12-9 lead against Northwestern in the second half of their game on Feb. 24. The Wildcats went on to score five consecutive goals to take a 14-12 lead, but SU finished the game on a 3-0 run — sending the game into overtime and eventually winning, 15-14.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has invited 105 of the nation’s top young men’s lacrosse players to try out for the 2020 U.S. U19 team. The final team selected after the tryout process concludes will compete in the World Lacrosse Men’s U19 Championship from July 9-18, 2020 in Limerick, Ireland.
Five upstaters receive invitations.
“I didn’t know if I was going to get fired. I had no idea what might happen after two losing seasons, when I was a part of it,” Kilgour said this week. “Chugger told me if you’ll accept, it’s going to be you and JT as two head coaches. I was kind of hoping to get the job, and I’m sure he was a little bit. And after I thought about it for two seconds, I was like, ‘You know what? That’s perfect.’ ”
Seeds, pairings and the schedule for the 23-team Section II boys' lacrosse tournament were released Friday. The top seeds are Niskayuna (Class A), Ballston Spa (Class B), La Salle (Class C) and Schuylerville (Class D), and all of them but La Salle are defending champions. La Salle won its last area title in 2004. Here are a few more things to know.
Elmira High School senior Tess Arnold could feel the emotions start to hit her Tuesday night. This wasn't a sectional final or state tournament game, like she had become accustomed to playing with Elmira's powerhouse girls basketball team, but it was still a historic and significant moment for Arnold, her teammates and the school. In a win or don't-make-history scenario, Elmira beat Binghamton Seton Catholic Central, 16-15, to secure the program's first berth into the Section 4 tournament.
Syracuse coach Gary Gait spoke before the spring began about the potential of his defense, nearly a full year removed from a disappointing season on that end of the field.
He spoke — glowingly — about incoming freshman Sarah Cooper. She hasn’t disappointed.
The IWLCA has honored 128 student-athletes in Division II with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2019. These student-athletes are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will celebrate the 2019 All-Americans during Divisional All-American Specials, which will be aired on Lax Sports Network in mid-June.
Syracuse made the trek west on Thursday for this weekend's NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. The squad flew to Chicago and practiced in nearby Winnetka, Ill. in preparation for its showdown against Northwestern on Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
(Scroll to Girls Lacrosse) Abby Esperti scored five goals, and Julia Carroll made 13 saves and posted a first-half shutout to lift No. 3 Scotia-Glenville over No. 6 Emma Willard 15-2 in a Section II Class C quarterfinal game.
The Empire North Lacrosse Association (formerly the Adirondack Chapter of US Lacrosse) will be holding its 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony on June 19 to celebrate the induction of Carrie Britt, Bill Dollard, and Marco Tomaso.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Limestone College junior Larson Sundown (Akron) has been named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Year and head coach J.B. Clarke was voted as the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year as announced by the league on Friday, April 26.
To honor Mr. Brown’s ever-lasting influence on lacrosse, the PLL will name its Most Valuable Player award after the former Syracuse star. The inaugural award will be distributed to the league’s Most Valuable Player during PLL Championship Weekend at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia on September 21.
Skaneateles, N.Y. -- After every goal and every touchdown, before he celebrates with teammates, Pat Hackler points to his family in the bleachers.
Then the Skaneateles senior points to the sky to honor his father, Tom, who died from a heart attack while Pat was in the seventh grade.
Here are the games highlighted in the video: A 17-2 South Jefferson win over Watertown in a girls' Frontier League lacrosse contest. A non-league girls' lacrosse game that ended in a 17-4 Immaculate Heart win over OFA. Plus Section 10 Boys scores.
Whitesboro girls lacrosse believes they left victories on the table in 2019.
The Warriors entered their final two regular season games with a record of 6-8, but they finished strong with victories over New Hartford and CVA to even up their record at 8-8.
On the second to last night of the season, all nine scheduled games were played. There are now only 3 games left in the season. Seeding is nearly completed. Much of the seeding appears stable, but we are watching a few key matchups that can make changes in the final seedings. We will publish them as soon as possible tomorrow night.
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT (20-2) men's lacrosse team was defeated 12-11 in double overtime by No. 5 Williams College (18-3) in the Quarterfinal of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. Kevin Stump scored with 58 seconds in the second overtime to send the Ephs to the national semifinals for the first time in program history. Williams will take on Amherst College Sunday.
Seeds, pairings and the schedule for the Section II girls' lacrosse tournament were released Wednesday. The top seeds are Shenendehowa in Class A, Queensbury in Class B, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Class C and Johnstown in Class D. Queensbury and Burnt Hills are defending champions.
The Section III boys lacrosse brackets are out. The top four seeds in each class are listed in order: Class A: B'ville, West Genesee, Liverpool, C-NS Class B: F-M, Auburn, Oswego, Fulton Class C: J-D, CBA, Westhill, W'town Class D: Skaneateles, General Brown, Marcellus, Lafayette
As the regular season winds down this last week, prognosticators and amateur math wizards are working hard to figure out who will take the top seeds in each of the four tournaments that begin with the out-bracket round on Monday, May 20th.
“Coach Donahue’s been one of the main staples for the lacrosse program here for years,” West Genesee athletics director Mike Burns said. “It’s kind of still setting in, but it’s definitely going to leave a hole in the program."
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The importance of locking down your opponent was passed on to Syracuse women’s lacrosse defender Ally Trice from a voice of experience.
"My papa always said that defense wins games. So it’s fun to play some ‘D’ on really good girls and give our offense a chance to score,'' she said.
For the second time in four days Tuesday, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team picked up a close win over an out-of-Section opponent, edging out Penfield (Section V) at home, 9-7. With the win, the Bees will enter the Class A sectional playoffs with a 15-1 mark.
May 14, 2019 - Tuesday: DAY IN REVIEW: With only one more "big night" of games left in the regular season after today, there were many important games played today, which will have an impact of the tournament seeds at the end of the week. Hilton, Geneva, Pal-Mac and Canandaigua both locked up 75% records with wins today, but there will be more changes for other teams on Thursday and Friday.
May 14, 2019 - With five games played tonight we are now down to 12 games, including 9 tomorrow (Wednesday). Seeding was updated to tonight's games (HERE). Chairman Onze is watching those teams that still have games on Thursday, with hopes to get out seeding as soon as possible. We will publish the seedings here, as well as twitter, on Thursday night.
CARTHAGE — Brian Navarra’s Watertown boys lacrosse team peeled themselves off the dog pile in front of the net to shake hands with the Carthage players whose emotions couldn’t have been any more opposite that of the Cyclones.
In a Suburban Council girls’ lacrosse game, Grace Paliwodzinski scored six goals and had one assist, and McKenzie Ballard scored four goals and had three assists as Shenendehowa beat Guilderland 15-10 Tuesday. Amanda Nieman scored six goals, and Lauren Thompson added three for Guilderland.
Jim Maisano wasn't pleased when his West Seneca East boys lacrosse team gave up a shorthanded goal in the final minutes and trailed arch-rival West Seneca West by a goal – but also knew there was more to come.
Emily Hawryschuk has been feeling the love from both of her families.
Her parents, Nicholas and Melissa Hawryschuk, bring the Syracuse junior attack’s three younger siblings 70 miles from their Victor, N.Y. home to see her play home games, and they drive the family’s RV farther to make road games.
BATAVIA, NY… Six individuals that have been household names in the game of lacrosse will forever be known as Hall of Famers as the newest inductees in to the NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Chuck Wilbur (CNS/Herkimer CC/Hobart), Rob Randall (Irondequoit/Herkimer CC/Nazareth), Tyson Bell (OCC), Vaughn Harris (OCC), Dan Garrett (Herkimer CC/Nazareth), and Peet Poillon (Hobart) will be inducted on Friday, May 17 at 6pm as part of the NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships, hosted at Genesee Community College.
"He brings an edge and is a high character young man," said Quirk. "Nate had an outstanding career and particularly an amazing senior season. He was a prolific goal scorer and initiated a lot of offense for Syracuse."
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The high school boys lacrosse playoff season is here, and teams are poised to start playing for trips for sectionals and beyond.
Wednesday's seedings meeting will award tournament berths to teams who have won 40 percent of their games, either overall, in league play or against same-class competition.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- It’s nearly time for the 2019 Section III girls lacrosse playoffs. Brackets will be determined on Thursday morning and play will begin on Saturday with first-round games, probably all of them in Class D.
After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set the ceremonial expansion coin toss for Game 1 of the NLL Finals in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, May 18. The coin toss will determine which team will claim the first selection of the Expansion Draft to be held in July 2019.
Baldwinsville will enter the upcoming Class A sectional playoffs as one of, if not the hottest team in Section III, as the Bees wrapped up their regular season with a 12-9 home victory against Vestal on Monday. Baldwinsville is riding a nine-game winning streak and has a 13-3 record.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful lacrosse property in the world, today announced two combine locations in advance of the 2019 NLL Draft. These combines will be held on both sides of North America to find the next great box lacrosse players.
EDEN – The Springville girls lacrosse team played three games in about a week’s span with a loss at Eden on April 30, followed by home losses to Gowanda on May 2 and Williamsville East on May 7.
Of the three games, the matchup against Gowanda will be the team’s last after a pattern of bad sportsmanship hit a three-season apex this past week.
Erica Evans has been an important piece of Maryland’s offense in her first season as a graduate student after playing three years for Canisius — where she set the school’s all-time goal scoring record. She has scored in every one of the Terps’ games this season and now sits in a tie with Jen Giles with a team-high 53 goals.
GAFFNEY, S.C. — When a coach or an athlete accomplishes a big milestone in their career, it’s a feeling of satisfaction and hard work paying dividends.
For Oswego native Scott Tucker, his recent momentous 300th coaching victory with the Limestone College women’s lacrosse team —a 12-9 Saints’ win over Mount Olive in the Conference Carolinas Championship — came as a surprise to him until shortly after capturing the conference title.
CANTON — Aiden Knight scored three goals to lead the Canton boys lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over Ogdensburg Free Academy on Monday, clinching the Northern Athletic Conference championship for the Golden Bears (10-3 overall, 9-2 division).
Just a couple of days following an impressive road win against Fayetteville-Manlius, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team picked up another big victory Monday evening at home, knocking off perennial powerhouse Victor (Section V), 12-9.
Georgetown senior attack Taylor Gebhardt, the group’s featured lacrosse attraction for so many years and especially now in a NCAA Tournament game at Syracuse, stood idle many yards away from the action. It was an afternoon she had waited for all her life, and when it finally came she had a good view of how it all unfolded.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Three members of the RIT men's lacrosse team were honored by the Liberty League on Monday afternoon. Ryan Barnable (Whitby, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson) was named Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week, Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) earned Defensive Performer of the week honors and freshman Spencer Bell (Fairport) was named Rookie of the Week by the league for the week ending May 12, 2019.
The Onondaga men's lacrosse team defeated Mercer County Community College in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, 32-3 on Saturday. With the win the Lazers advanced to championship weekend fourteenth consecutive year.
With their victory over the Toronto Rock, the Buffalo Bandits have advanced to the National Lacrosse League Finals and will face off against the Calgary Roughnecks. This marks the first time that the Bandits have advanced to the NLL Finals since 2016. They are seeking their fifth NLL title in franchise history and first since 2008.
There were forty-six games played last week and lots of exciting ones. At the moment there are seventy-two out of section games scheduled and sixy-eight have been played. Section Five has won thirty-eight and the out of section teams have won thirty.
It was a weekend of high-powered offense, as only two of the 16 teams failed to score in double-digits. Penn State was especially impressive, scoring at a pace that appeared to be approaching the 30-goal mark.
But as I watched (and watched, and watched, and watched…), I saw a lot of familiar faces on my high-def, flat-screen TV. Faces I could name, and people I’ve known for years. In fact, I even received a text from a reader who said that seven of the 16 head coaches originally hailed from CNY… Well, for the record, I believe there were eight, but I guess it comes down to one’s definition of CNY.
After debuting its inaugural Media All-Americans at the end of the 2017 regular season, Inside Lacrosse is back with its third-annual survey of more than 20 people who cover lacrosse regularly and are tasked with honoring the highest performers this spring.
FO-TD Ierlan, Jr., Yale (Victor), D-Johnny Surdick, Sr., Army earn first-team status.
SUNY Cortland 13th-year head coach Steve Beville (West Genesee) has been chosen as the 2019 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Paul Rose Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year and freshman goalie Marc Esposito (West Babylon) has been named the league's Rookie of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.
The final girls lacrosse games of the regular season are tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sectional playoff seedings will be made Thursday morning.
Here's how we see the Top 10 teams in the area after last weekend:
Kyla Sears tallied three goals and four assists to lead the Princeton women’s lacrosse team over Loyola, 17-13, in the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament Sunday afternoon. Sears, a sophomore from Skaneateles, added one ground ball and one caused turnover.
Minnesota State High School League leaders won’t call it a shortage of game officials, but coaches and athletes in various sports have experienced frustration when availability of officials comes up short.
A new league-sponsored event designed to entice more young people to don a striped shirt and whistle takes place Tuesday. “College Student Official’s Night,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Tartan High School in Oakdale, is aimed at recruiting high school seniors and current college students. Representatives from various sport officiating associations will answer questions for prospective officials.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Kole Pollock scored with 4.6 seconds left in the first half of the second overtime period to give fourth-ranked and third-seeded Adelphi University a 12-11 double-overtime win over the top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team in the NCAA Championships East Region final on Sunday afternoon at Ted Grant Field. The Dolphins conclude the season with a 20-2 record, the second-most wins in the program's history.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Junior Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored five goals to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 14-8 victory against No. 20/-- Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange advance to the quarterfinals where they will play at No. 4/4 Northwestern on Saturday, May 18.
GENEVA, N.Y.-The 13th-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team was defeated by No. 14 Bowdoin, 13-5, in a NCAA second round game on Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium this afternoon. The Herons conclude their 2019 campaign with a 17-3 overall record. The 17 wins this season are second most in program history.
Syracuse, N.Y -- Even historically great women’s college lacrosse programs have to re-focus on smaller steps to success.
That’s where the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team finds itself now, and it slogged through a driving rain to keep moving ahead on Sunday.
The Onondaga Community College women’s lacrosse team defeated Monroe Community College 15-7 to win the NJCAA Region III championship title on Sunday on their own Charles R. Wilbur Field.
The Lazers (10-1) advance to the NJCAA national championship semifinal on Saturday in Arnold MD.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Former conference rivals collide when No. 5/5 Syracuse takes on No. 20/-- Georgetown in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, May 12. Opening draw at the SU Soccer Stadium is set for 3 p.m. Tickets for Sunday's game are $8 for adults and $5 for youth ages 18 and under and for students from participating institutions. All tickets are cash sales only and are general admission. Parking is free. Fans can watch the game on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app or listen the live action on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The No. 15/20 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team defeated SUNY Canton in the first-round of the NCAA Championships Saturday afternoon, by a score of 16-3. With the win, the Golden Eagles advance to the second-round of the tournament, and move to an overall record of 16-4, while the Roos have been eliminated from the post-season.
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT (20-1) men's lacrosse team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship with a thrilling 10-9 win over No. 12 Union College (14-4) in the third round Saturday evening from RIT's Turf Field. The Tigers will host No. 5 Williams College in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 15 at a time to be determined.
DeWitt, N.Y. -- Christian Brothers Academy’s boys lacrosse team had one thing on its mind Saturday afternoon — win on Senior Day. The Brothers did exactly that, cruising to a 26-2 win over a struggling South Jefferson team.
LEXINGTON, Va. – The 20th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team got the ball rolling on the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon when it took on USA South Champion Meredith College in the Opening Round from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
A couple of Frontier League-Northern Athletic Conference meetings in girls' high school lacrosse Saturday as the Massena Lady Red Raiders made the trip down Route 37 to meet the I.H.C. Lady Cavaliers. At Potsdam High School, the Lady Sandstoners welcomed Indian River for a Frontier League-N.A.C. contest.
In the East, the Buffalo Bandits were able to ride a proven playoff stalwart, Matt Vinc, to a third victory against the New England Black Wolves this season. Vinc made 46 saves as the Bandits advanced to the divisional final for the first time since 2016 with a 13-6 win against the Pack Saturday in KeyBank Center.
With the games played today, there is only one week left in the regular season. Although more games played today were mismatches, several were close, starting with a double overtime win for Spencerport and a one goal win for Irondequoit.
The Syracuse lacrosse season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, as No. 8 seed Loyola erased a four-goal deficit in the second half and won 15-13. A seven-goal run erased the Orange's four-goal deficit, while the Greyhounds' netminder Jacob Stover made 17 saves to keep 'Cuse off the board during the run, which lasted more than a quarter.
PHILADELPHIA – The Army West Point men's lacrosse team's season came to a close Saturday evening after a 13-8 deficit in the NCAA First Round to fourth-seed Penn at Franklin Field. The Black Knights fought until the end keeping things within two halfway through the final frame of action, but the Quakers three goals to close out the game earned Penn the victory.
The top seed Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team raced out to a 9-1 halftime lead and went on to a 14-4 win over No. 4 Mercy in a NCAA Division II quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Ted Grant Field.
The Dolphins (16-2) will host a semifinal game on May 18 or 19 against No. 6 Merrimack, 14-12 winners over No 2 Adelphi.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team fell short in the Third Round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals were defeated by No. 5 Williams College by a score of 17-12. Fisher wraps up its historic 2019 season with a 17-3 overall record, while the Ephs improve to 17-3 and will await their next opponent in the Fourth Round.
Baldwinsville, N.Y. -- The Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team is on a roll.
The Bees have just one loss on the season, are ranked No. 1 among New York’s Class A schools, and this week were No. 18 in U.S. Lacrosse magazine’s national girls Top 25 rankings.
TD Ierlan (Victor) won 31 of 35 faceoffs, a tournament record and one shy of the NCAA record set by Hobart's Matthew Pedicine, and moved into the 1,000-win club, despite leaving the game briefly. Yale needed almost every single faceoff, as Georgetown’s Daniel Bucaro tallied eight goals to keep his team in the game throughout.
The Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse teams scored a 32-3 rout of Mercer Community College on Saturday at Charles R. Wilbur Field. The Lazers (11-2) advance to play Harford Community College, 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Patriot League Champion Army West Point men's lacrosse team is heading to fourth-seeded Penn for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The first-round matchup is set for 5 p.m. at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Anish Shroff and Quint Kessenich on the call. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will broadcast the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while WAER will also carry the game.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore midfielder Sydney Meagher (Fairport) registered a career-high five points to lead the top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-7 win over 11th-ranked and fourth-seeded Mercy College in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday at Ted Grant Field.
Skaneateles, N.Y. -- Most everyone thought a girls lacrosse battle between the No. 3 and No. 5 ranked teams in the state would be closer. But it was pretty much all Skaneateles, which said goodbye to five seniors on its home turf with a 17-6 blowout of neighboring rival Marcellus.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse women’s lacrosse player Morgan Alexander calls her father, Mike, after every practice. The check-in would seem routine. Mike coached Morgan in youth lacrosse and enjoys the updates. They also allow him to go about the rest of the day without a looming headache, knowing that his daughter has gone yet another workout without blowing out her right knee. Again.
Following an 8-7 (Empire 8 4-4) campaign, the Saxons placed six members on the Empire 8 All-Conference team. Senior Frank Gavigan (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) was named to the First Team while Cale Donegan (Corning-Painted Post), Joe Fornataro (Greece Athena), Shane Weber (Hull, MA/Hull) and Anthony Ricottilli (Cortland) were named to the Second Team. Junior Garrette Briggs (Horseheads) was named Empire 8 All-Conference Honorable Mention. It is the second consecutive year six Saxon men's lacrosse players have earned All-Conference honors.
ROCHESTER, NY – The 2019 Empire 8 Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams and major awards were announced on Friday. Four Hartwick men's lacrosse players were recognized, led by senior long-pole Garrison Wojtas (Hauppauge, NY/Hauppauge), who was selected to the first team for the first time in his career.
CANTON — Canton's hot start turned out to be too much for Plattsburgh High to overcome Thursday. The Golden Bears held a 4-0 lead by halftime and went on to collect a 7-2 victory against the Hornets in a Northern Athletic Conference boys lacrosse game.
After taking care of the New England Black Wolves for the third time this season, the Bandits will now get set for another “win or go home” matchup with the Toronto Rock in the East Division Final. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at KeyBank Center as the winner will advance to the NLL Finals.
The Section III Boys Lacrosse playoffs start in less than a week- May 16.
That makes every game from now through the weekend important for seeding and downright momentum heading into the second season.
That's why Baldwinsville's early rally against West Genesee is a great sign for the Bees.
The previously 10-2 Brighton boys lacrosse team entered final frame tonight at home against Irondequoit up 8-7. The first few minutes of that period though saw those Barons waste no time grabbing a six-goal lead before eventually winning 15-11. (Several game highlights)
Pal-Mac defeated Churchville-Chili 18-8. The Red Raiders were led in scoring by Andra Savage with 6g-4a. Jamie Walker (5g-4a) and Emma Arnold (3g-3a) also contributed to the scoring. Savage also led in draw controls with eight.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) has been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference's first team. Huiatt was also a member of the first team last season.
This marks the first time that Kristin St. Hilaire and the Utica Coaching Staff has earned the Conference's top honor. St. Hilaire, who picked up her 100th career victory this season, along with assistant coach Mary Morgan Marafino, led the Pioneers to their best season in program history. UC set a new program record for wins (13) and conference wins (six) in a season. The Pioneers made it to the Empire 8 Tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time ever. UC also picked up the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the highest conference finish for Utica in its history.
ROCHESTER, NY – On Thursday morning, the Empire 8 announced its 2019 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams and individual awards. Junior Ashley Jablonowski (Levittown, NY/Island Trees) led the way for the Hawks, winning Goalkeeper of the Year honors and being named First Team All-Conference as a result. Sophomore GinaMarie Wilson (East Meadow, NY/East Meadow) earned Second Team honors, and junior Jennifer Darasz (Gorham, ME/Gorham) and senior Hailey Pooler (South Jefferson) received each an Honorable Mention. Additionally, senior Emma Kaplan (Danbury, CT/Danbury) was selected to the 2019 Empire 8 Women's Lacrosse Sportswoman of the Year Team.
Fulton, N.Y. -- Dan Bartlett knew his first season as head coach of the Fulton girls lacrosse team was going to be a transition. The Red Raiders, who made it to last year’s Section III Class C final before losing to Jamesville-DeWitt, graduated nine seniors, including All-Central New York players Hailey Carroll - the section’s scoring leader - and Jordan Coulon, both who have continued their college careers at Albany and UConn, respectively.
The Buffalo Bandits opened this season with two former National Lacrosse League MVPs still learning to play together, two new co-head coaches and one secret weapon.
“I think the guys just see me as an added edge over their competition,” Christopher Siuta said this week. “I think the Bandits are the only team in the NLL that has somebody like me on staff.”
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Kathy Taylor thought she was done coaching women’s lacrosse when she walked away from her high school job more than a decade ago. Instead, she’s stumbled into a place as one the country’s most successful college coaches.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Sophomore Keaton McCann led all players with four goals as the #12 Union College men's lacrosse team used a dominant defensive effort and some opportunistic scoring to defeat SUNY Cortland, 12-7, in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Div. III Men's Lacrosse Championships, held on Wednesday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field at Bertagna-Class of 1985 Stadium.
The challenge doesn’t vary. Take the top scorer from the opposing team and stuff him in your pocket. It’s a bold plan that works out more often than not. Saturday, it’s got to perfectly unfold from an Orange perspective if SU hopes to play into next weekend.
As Syracuse University’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams prepare this week for the NCAA Tournament, each squad includes a north country native and athlete who has battled through injury to return and earn playing time.
CANTON — When the new Canton boys lacrosse coach stepped on the field this spring and began giving pointers to his team, he had no trouble getting his players’ attention.
Canton native Sam Bradman, a 2008 graduate, took over the program after a stellar college career at NCAA Division III Salisbury, where he was a star on two national championship teams, and a professional career that included a stop with the U.S. national team.
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 1 RIT (19-1) men's lacrosse team advanced to the third round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship with a 20-5 win over John Carroll University (13-7) in second round action Wednesday evening from RIT's Turf Field. RIT opened the game on a 12-0 run to win its 14th straight contest.
Onondaga Redhawks are set to host the Rochester River Monsters Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:30. The game will be played at Tsha Honnonyendakwha (Onondaga Nation Arena) on Route 11 just off I81 on Exit 16.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – In what will go down as the biggest win in program history to date, the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team came out victorious over No. 11 Gettysburg College in double overtime by a score of 11-10 in the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship on Shirk field at Mussleman Stadium. Fisher's season will continue on Saturday as the Cardinals improved to 17-2 overall on the season, while the Bullets wrapped up their 2019 campaign at 14-5 overall.
The Onondaga men's lacrosse team defeated Monroe, 23-4, on Saturday in the Region III Championship game. With the win Onondaga moves to 10-2 on the year and enters the national tournament as the number three seed.
Five members of the SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse team have been awarded State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) all-league honors for the 2019 season. Senior midfielder Carly Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) and junior midfielder Lexie Meager (West Genesee) chosen to the all-league first team. Junior attacker Brie Yonge (Penn Yan Academy) and junior defender Jordynn Aiello (Centereach/Newfield) were second-team selections, and junior attacker Molly Newton (Skaneateles) earned a spot on the third team.
DeWitt, N.Y. -- If there were any doubts, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team laid them to rest with Tuesday night’s victory over defending sectional champion Westhill.
CBA, now 11-2, means business again this season - and playing up in Class C isn’t going to make much difference if the Brothers play up to their potential.
UMBC will play even further into May.
The Retrievers, who needed a minor miracle to make the America East tournament and went on to win the conference’s automatic qualifier, defeated Marist 14-8 on Wednesday in the play-in game of the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament.
In the East, the Buffalo Bandits were able to ride a proven playoff stalwart, Matt Vinc, to a third victory against the New England Black Wolves this season. Vinc made 46 saves as the Bandits advanced to the divisional final for the first time since 2016 with a 13-6 win against the Pack Saturday in KeyBank Center.
For decades, that handful of schools had a lock on the best recruits, many of whom grew up in the lacrosse hotbeds of New York state, Ontario and the regions surrounding Philadelphia and Baltimore. Native Americans from the upstate Iroquois tribes who popularized the indigenous game once headed straight for Syracuse. But as it expanded far beyond its Mid-Atlantic base, the balance of power has shifted in college lacrosse, which remains the marquee version of the sport, outshining the pro game.
Syracuse (9-4) has not played since April 25, when it dropped an ACC Tournament quarterfinal game to North Carolina. Saturday, it will visit eighth-seeded Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. That gives the Orange 15 days between games, a risky time on the shelf at this point of the year. So Desko tried to keep SU polished with he described as a spirited scrimmage.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State (10-6) men's lacrosse team learned their next opponent Sunday night during the NCAA Division III Tournament selection show, and they will head to York College (PA) to face the Stockton University Ospreys Tuesday, May 7.
Opening face-off for the first round contest will occur at 4 p.m. on the York campus. Live video and stats will be available on Morrisville State's athletic web site at www.morrisvillestateathletics.com.
The 2019 NCAA lacrosse tournaments are about to begin, and once again both the men's and women's fields are heavily flavored by talent from Central New York. Here's a rundown of every former Section III high school player currently on the rosters of every college team in the Division I, II and III tournaments.
Three upperclassmen of the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team earned Liberty League All-Star honors on Tuesday as senior Marcus Lavarnway (Watertown) and juniors Liam St. Croix (West Genesee) and Conor Bartlett (West Genesee) were tabbed for excellence by the conference's coaches.
William Smith College sophomore defender Mekayla Montgomery was voted the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year and Head Coach Anne Phillips and her staff were selected the Coaching Staff of the Year as announced by the conference office today. In addition, a league-best six Herons earned All-Liberty League honors.
Juniors Mike Donnelly and Tyler Burns earned First-Team All-Liberty League honors, while senior captain Zachary Ettinghausen (McQuaid Jesuit) earned Second-Team honors and Conor Caffrey, Harrison Koch, Brian Gannon and Alex Terry were all named Honorable Mention recipients.
Brighton fought back from a two-goal deficit at the end of the third quarter to defeat Pittsford in overtime 10-9. In overtime, both teams had attempts at the cage. Pittsford goalie Brecken Catalano recorded 2 of his 14 saves in overtime, but with 0:47 left in the first overtime period, Casey McDermott scored unassisted to give Brighton the win.
There were two overtime matchups tonight with Eastridge defeating Livonia 10-9 and Thomas defeating HFL 12-11. GLaxFive had a reporter at the Eastridge vs. Livonia game and submitted a full report with photography.
BALTIMORE — Every time Tommy Mariano has stepped onto the Michie Stadium field throughout his Army career, he’s noticed the empty space on a banner listing the years of the Black Knights’ 16 NCAA tournament appearances.
And just like that, the regular season is over. The all-important second season starts this week.
In case you missed it, the NCAA playoff brackets for the D-I, D-II, and D-III tournaments – aka The Big Dance – were announced last night, and play-in rounds begin on Wednesday (Tuesday for D-III). By this time next week, the D-III field will be down to 16 teams, D-II will be down to four, and D-I will be down to eight.
BALTIMORE, Md. – For the first time in nine years the #18/19 Army West Point men's lacrosse team is Patriot League Champions after defeating Lehigh, 11-7, Sunday afternoon at the Ridley Athletic Complex.
Army captured its 12th league title, the most of any school surpassing Navy's 11.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Syracuse is the No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange earn a first-round bye and will take on either Georgetown or Penn in the second round on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium.
GENEVA, N.Y.-William Smith College first-year Payton McMahon scored the game-winning goal with 21 seconds remaining in regulation to lift William Smith to a 12-11 win over Ithaca in the Liberty League Tournament championship game this afternoon on Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium. The Herons, who have won 15 straight games, are now 17-2 overall this season.
The 11-time NCAA Champion Syracuse men's lacrosse team is in the NCAA Tournament for the 39th time.
'Cuse will play at No. 8 seed Loyola in the first round of the tournament on Saturday at Noon at Ridey Stadium. It's the 12th-straight NCAA Tournament bid and 36th in the last 37 seasons.
Garden City, N.Y. – Championships Most Valuable Player Riley Smith (Baldwinsville/Onondaga C.C.) made 11 saves to lead the third-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to its 14th Northeast-10 Conference Championship with an 11-9 victory over second-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Saturday afternoon at Motamed Field.
It's a familiar look at the top: Le Moyne is the top seed in the North, and Limestone is the top seed in the South.
It is the first year of the 12-team tournament. With the expansion, Le Moyne and Adelphi receive byes to the Quarterfinal round. in the South, Belmont Abbey is the No. 2 seed and receives a bye, as well.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team landed 13 overall America East All-Conference selections, the conference announced at the America East Tournament awards banquet Wednesday night. Among the 13 were two major awards, with Madison Conway winning Offensive Player of the Year and Hailey Carroll (Fulton) winning Rookie of the Year.
Conway and Carroll were joined on the All-Conference First Team by teammates Sam Tortora (CNS), Kyla Zapolski, Imani Hedgeman, and Jordyn Marr (Shenendehowa . Kendra Harbinger (Shenendehowa was named All-Conference Second Team, and Kadi Futia was named to the All-Rookie Team alongside Carroll. Additionally, Marr and Tortora each earned All-Academic recognition.
Classes may be wrapping up for college students around the country, but some Div. I lacrosse players have about a month left of being called “freshmen.” For these players on ILWomen’s Rookie of the Year Watch, that’s not a bad thing.
Week by week, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team has displayed its improvement, with those efforts getting translated into victories on the field.
Another one of them arrived last Tuesday night, with the Lakers taking on Mexico and excelling in most phases of the game while recording a 12-5 victory over the Tigers.
No matter what happens next Sunday in Happy Valley, history will be made.
Either Penn State will end its forever streak of NCAA tournament futility, or it will be the biggest upset in college men’s lacrosse history.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Championships Most Valuable Player Lauren Trepaney registered 17 saves to lead 22nd-ranked and seventh-seeded Merrimack College to a 10-9 upset victory of top-ranked and top-seed Le Moyne College in the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Championships on Sunday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The No. 12 St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its eighth consecutive Empire 8 Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon as the Cardinals took down Stevens Institute of Technology at Growney Stadium by a score of 14-4. With the victory Fisher secures a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament, while also setting a new program record for wins in a season with 18. With the defeat, Stevens wraps up its 2019 season with a 9-10 overall mark.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State women's lacrosse team battled a tough SUNY Poly squad Sunday afternoon, and outgained the Wildcats by a final 14-12 score to claim their third straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
PENN YAN — The “LAX MAMA” vanity plate on the Voigt family’s Nissan Pathfinder and a block “S” Syracuse flag flying from the porch make their house stand out on the block. And they mark the governing factors of Bradley Voigt’s life: lacrosse and Syracuse University.
Voigt, the third of five children, fell in love with lacrosse through his maternal cousins, the Queeners, and fell for Syracuse watching it win five national championships in the 2000s.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's lacrosse team claimed their fifth straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship title Saturday evening as they topped third seeded SUNY Poly by a 13-8 final score on Drake Field in Morrisville.
GENEVA, N.Y.- The 14th-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team outscored Skidmore 10-3 in the second half on its way to a 16-9 win in a Liberty League semifinal contest on Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium this afternoon. The Herons have won 14 straight games and are now 16-2 overall this season.
EMMITSBURG, Pa.—The Hobart College lacrosse team cut a three-goal deficit to one late in the Northeast Conference Championship game, but couldn't find the equalizer before time ran out, falling to Robert Morris University 11-10 at Mount St. Mary's Waldron Family Stadium this afternoon.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The top-seeded Marist men's lacrosse team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship with a 15-14 victory over second-seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday at Tenney Stadium. The championship is the third for the Red Foxes in program history.
FAIRFIELD, CT - The most accomplished season in Siena Women's Lacrosse history came up just short of yielding the program's first MAAC Championship. Kelly Horning scored with 33 seconds remaining in double overtime as top-seed and host Fairfield prevailed over the third-seeded Saints 10-9 in a wild MAAC Championship Game at Rafferty Stadium. Siena, which was predicted to finish seventh according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, concludes its most decorated season with a program-record 12 wins and just its second ever championship game appearance.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- In a battle of neighboring rivals who play in different leagues and classes, Jamesville-DeWitt overcame an early three-goal deficit to defeat Fayetteville-Manlius, 14-12, today in girls lacrosse.
Boys: CBA-Syracuse 9, West Genesee 2: The Brothers scored five times in the first quarter and got a strong defensive effort in the victory.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Nine different players scored goals as the Cortland men's lacrosse team earned a 13-9 victory versus Geneseo in the championship game of the 2019 SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
Canton, NY – Jessica Pele, MaryClare Bowes (Irondequoi) and Molly Denny (Souh Jefferson) combined for 16 points as the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team earned a 19-4 win v. Maine Farmington to capture the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday.
Coach Rowan: “I’m super proud of how this team fought all season through ups and downs. We faced adversity and still believed. We’re really proud of them. It was a tough matchup today but we’re excited that everyone is returning next year. And Jordyn winning the Elite 18 award is unbelievable. She works so hard in the classroom and on the field, and what a tremendous honor for her.”
Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Fairport defeated Jamesville-DeWitt for the second straight season with a 10-9 win in the first overtime period. Colin Peers scored his third goal of the afternoon to give the Red Raiders the victory.
For the first time in three years, the Bandits have earned a playoff victory. In a game that was defined by physical play and trips to the penalty box, Buffalo earned a hard fought 13-6 victory over the New England Black Wolves in the East Division Semifinal on Saturday at KeyBank Center.
BALTIMORE, Md. – In a heavy defensive battle, the #18/19 Army West Point men's lacrosse team topped the No. 1 seeded and #6/7 nationally ranked Loyola Greyhounds at the Ridley Athletic Complex Friday night.
NEW YORK – Cornell freshman goalie Chayse Ierlan (Victor) matched a career-high with 17 saves and junior attackman Jeff Teat registered five goals, matching Steve Mock '13 for the most ever by a Big Red player in the Ivy League Tournament, but it wasn't enough as the No. 2 Yale men's lacrosse team dominated the middle portion of the second semifinal to claim a 15-10 victory this evening at Wien Stadium in New York City.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse head coach John Desko will be waiting and wondering like everyone else in the lacrosse world Sunday night as the NCAA announces its field for the Division I tournament.
Desko figures to be a little antsier than some, however, leading up to the 9 p.m. announcement on ESPNU. He feels the Orange (9-4) has done enough to earn a top-eight seed and a home game in the first round on May 12. The Orange has opened with an NCAA Tournament game at home every season since 2013.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. –The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team upset No. 20 SUNY Cortland in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) semi-finals Friday afternoon, winning by a score of 17-12. With the win the Golden Eagles move on to the conference final with an overall record of 14-4, while the Red Dragons are eliminated from the post- season.
AMSTERDAM — After losing for the first time this season Wednesday against Queensbury, the Johnstown girls lacrosse team rebounded with a 22-5 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council contest at Lynch Literacy Academy on Friday.
The Warriors walked away with a 21-14 victory on Friday night at the Ed Wadas Athletic Complex. Cameron Boehlert and Sam DeCondo each had five goals for Whitesboro, who evened their record at 6-6 on the season.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Former Elmira College men's lacrosse standout, Justin Jenkins '08, was recently named the Lone Star Alliance Division I Conference Coach of the Year for his outstanding work with the University of Arkansas men's lacrosse club team this past season.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Mercyhurst women's lacrosse players Emma Hubert (Williamsville East)and Kira Kolb (Watertown) were named to the All-PSAC First Team, Lacey Netti (Auburn) was selected to the Second Team and Kaitlyn Lippert (CNS) was honored on the Third Team, as announced by the league on Thursday.
Abbie Izzo paced Auburn with five goals, while Natalie Calandra-Ryan (four assists), Gabby McGinn (two assists) and Jillian Alberici each recorded hat tricks. Caroline Netti and Carrissa Hlywa (two assists) both netted a pair of goals, and Allayna Foos and Ella Doan rounded out the scoring with one apiece.
Tully vs Cortland tonight at Fabius Pompey HS. 1st high school lacrosse game ever played at FP HS!! Fabius Pompey has 4 players playing with the Black Knights this spring. pic.twitter.com/UBnVN8ZQs3
Once the NCAA finally pushed the sport of men’s lacrosse into the shot clock era, it seemed inevitable that the college game would begin to look fundamentally different. As the first regular season with an official shot clock has come to pass, that is what has happened — and mostly in a very good way, say a handful of Division I coaches and a longtime lacrosse rules administrator.
EMMITSBURG, Md.—The Hobart College lacrosse team built a 14-8 lead through three quarters and held off a late charge by Sacred Heart University for a 14-13 win in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals. The second-seeded Statesmen advance to the NEC Championship game for the fourth time in six seasons in the league. Hobart will face Robert Morris University in the title game Saturday, May 4. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Mount St. Mary's Waldron Family Stadium.
For the first time since 2005, the Siena women's lacrosse program will partake in the MAAC Championship game as they defeated the second-seeded Monmouth Hawks by a final score of 16-15 after trailing by as many as six goals in the first half. With the win, the Green and Gold have now set a new program record in single-season victories with their 12th win of the season, and will face #1 seed Fairfield in the MAAC Championship game at 12 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Marist men's lacrosse took down Canisius 11-10 at Tenney Stadium to advance to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Final. The defense was on lock down during the second half and prevented Canisius from sending the game to overtime.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team will be making its way down to Hoboken N.J. on Saturday to play for an Empire 8 Conference Championship as the Cardinals took down Hartwick 22-8 in the semi-final round at Growney Stadium on Wednesday evening. With the victory, Fisher improves to 15-2 overall on the season, while the Hawks finish their 2019 season 11-4 overall.
Highlighted by Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year Jacob Buck (Churchville-Chili), a total of nine Canisius student-athletes were recognized as the MAAC announced its annual men's lacrosse awards on Wednesday.
No. 2-seeded Vermont scored the last four goals of the game in the fourth quarter and defeated the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team, 13-9, in an America East semifinal game in Stony Brook, N.Y.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Section IV lacrosse was in action Thursday night, with 7th ranked Chenango Forks (Class D) taking on 9th ranked Corning (Class A), and Vestal hosting Chenango Valley on senior night.
Video highlights of two games.
BALTIMORE – The historic 2019 campaign for the Army West Point women's lacrosse team came to an end after the Black Knights fell, 20-10, to No. 14 Navy in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament on Thursday night.
Ballston Spa defeated Averill Park 19-2 in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game Thursday behind Ethan Thomas’ three goals and three assists, Antonio Rossetti’s three goals and one assist, Jake Koszelak’s three goals and Erik Gottmann and Payton Walsh with two goals and an assist each.
Scanlan, a sophomore, scored 16 goals to break the state mark of 15 set in 2002 by Shari Maslin of Clarkstown North. Prior to Thursday, Scanlan’s career high for goals in a game was 11. She scored 10 in a recent game against Lewiston-Porter.
“We never give up. We’ve been down before, including to New Hampshire back in April, so we know that we can come back and keep grinding. This game in particular was great preparation for Saturday against Stony Brook. We’ll make some adjustments, put a few wrinkles in, and be ready for Saturday.”
Maine-Endwell and Elmira Notre Dame both have boys lacrosse programs that are surging as the regular season starts to wind down. The final surge Thursday night when the teams met belonged to the Spartans.
Thursday: DAY IN REVIEW: There were fourteen games played today and most were mismatches. Of the rest, Hilton, for the first time in program history, beat Fairport 9-8, despite a last quarter surge by the Red Raiders.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore midfielder Evan Kelly (Aquinas Institute) scored with 2.9 seconds remaining as the third-ranked and second-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team rallied for a 12-11 win over fifth-ranked and third-seeded Merrimack College in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships on Wednesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office announced its major award winners in the sport of men's lacrosse Wednesday, naming Morrisville State head coach Jason Longo, the 2019 NEAC Coach of the Year as voted by his peers across the conference for a fifth time in his coaching career.
Morrisville State senior attackman Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette) was named the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year.
Morrisville State senior defender, Brendan Boles (Goshen, N.Y.) was named Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by conference coaches.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Senior attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) recorded five points to lead the top-ranked and top-seeded Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 14-4 win over eighth-seeded Stonehill College in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships on Wednesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's lacrosse team posted a five goal third quarter and edged the fourth seeded Cazenovia College Wildcats 4-3 in the final frame as they posted the second half comeback win in the semifinal round of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Tournament held on Drake Field in Morrisville Wednesday afternoon.
After a turnaround season where the Siena Saints won six games, including a 5-2 start, the Green and Gold saw four of their own selected for All-MAAC Honors. Senior Keenan Cook and junior Dylan Pantalone (Niskayuna) were picked to the All-MAAC First Team, senior Eric Munn (Canandaigua) to the All-MAAC Second Team, and freshman Tyler Menitti picked to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
he Hobart College lacrosse team had eight players honored when the Northeast Conference revealed its 2019 All-NEC teams and All-Rookie Team today. Senior defensive midfielder Stanny Gilbertson, junior attackman Eric Holden and first-year defenseman Michael Christiansen represented the Statesmen on the All-NEC first team. It's the most first team selections Hobart's had since joining the NEC in 2014.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Le Moyne’s Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) , who helped the Dolphins to an undefeated record during the regular season and the No. 1 ranking in the IWLCA Poll, has been named Northeast 10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Attacker of the Year – as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.
ROCHESTER, NY -- The No. 1 RIT (17-1) men's lacrosse team advanced to the Liberty League Championship for the eighth straight season with a 17-13 win over No. 5 seed St. Lawrence University (13-4) in semifinal action from RIT's Turf Field Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers will face No 2 seed Union College in the title game on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m.
Gee, Wally, it's so good the Bandits are back in the NLL Playoffs!
The Bandits finished the regular season in record-setting style, including a franchise-best 14 victories.
The Drive for Five officially starts Saturday night at KeyBank Center with Round 1 of the NLL Playoffs – single elimination – against New England.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse freshman Sarah Cooper is this year's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshman of the Year. The ACC announced its Player of the Year awards, which were selected in a vote by the league's head coaches, on Wednesday, May 1.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – For her efforts both on the field and in the classroom, Lexi Luthringer (CBA-Syracuse) of the Colgate women's lacrosse program has been named to the elite Academic All-Patriot League Team.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Big Red had 10 players named All-Ivy, including first-team selections Jeff Teat, Brandon Salvatore and Ryan Bray, when the teams were announced this afternoon by the conference office. Both Teat and Salvatore were unanimously voted onto the first-team.
Four teams makes the conference tournament at Marist (this year’s predetermined site). Nothing special with the format of this tourney. Below is the conference tournament bracket, followed by short previews of the teams.
NEW YORK, New York — The Cornell men's lacrosse team starts the postseason against Yale in the Ivy League Lacrosse Tournament on Friday, May, 3 at Columbia University.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET.
GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2019 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team with 40 student-athletes receiving first, second and third team honors. The NEAC also recognized four individual award-winners, which are determined in a vote by the conference coaches.
GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2019 Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team with 38 student-athletes receiving first, second and third team honors. Four individuals were also selected for the league’s top honors in a vote by the conference coaches.
John Nostrant (Baldwinsville), who has led Haverford (Pa.) for the past 28 years, will be announced as the next Gilman (Md.) head coach this week, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Nostrant notified his team Wednesday morning and will finish up the season with the Fords, currently ranked No. 10 nationally.
ROCHESTER - Kyrsten Stone (Massena) did a bit of everything in MCC's contest with Genesee on Tuesday. Her efforts were key as the Tribunes held off a late charge to defeat the Cougars 20-14 in a Western New York Athletic Conference women's lacrosse battle.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Merrimack’s Charlie Bertrand (Baldwinsville) took home the 2019 Northeast 10 Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year award, as the league announced major awards and all-conference teams on Wednesday. For a complete list of honorees, as voted on by NE10 head coaches, please see below.
ALBANY — Nothing to lose, right?
Actually, University at Albany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr won’t go that far in describing the stakes ahead of his Great Danes in this week’s America East Conference tournament. While UAlbany enters the tournament as a No. 3 seed, the Great Danes’ recent dominance of their conference doesn’t allow for them to view themselves as an underdog.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields) scored five goals, including four in the second half, and added an assist to lead the Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 13-10 victory versus Oswego in the semifinals of the 2019 SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
HAMILTON – The postseason awards keep rolling in for Colgate's Will Blumenberg, who joined teammate Jack Donaghue on the 2019 Academic All-Patriot League Team released Wednesday.
Consisting of 14 honorees, this year's Academic All-League squad marks the third year in a row to include Blumenberg. The senior is graduating this month with a degree in geography.
The Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team won on a last second shot over Merrimack while the women’s team easily scored a victory over Stonehill as both advanced in their respective Northeastern-10 playoff games on Wednesday at Ted Grant Field.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Fueled by a 9-1 run, the #18/19 Army West Point men's lacrosse team downed Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon in the Patriot League Quarterfinals, 14-5 at Michie Stadium.
Holding fifth-seeded Holy Cross scoreless for almost 40 minutes of action, the fourth-seeded Black Knights outscored the Crusaders 7-1 in the second half.
The Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team has shown time and time again this spring that they are capable of putting up huge numbers on offense, reaching double-figures in scoring in 10 of their 11 contests thus far.
Cortland senior attack Joey Panariello (Islip) has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week and freshman Marc Esposito (West Babylon) is the league's Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the week ending April 28. Esposito is the league's top goalie for the second straight week and third time in the last four weeks.
SUNY Cortland junior midfielder Lexie Meager (West Genesee) has been chosen as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 28.
“Tonight was a special night because we recognized our 12 seniors and their families,” Corning head coach Kevin Scanlon said. “A lot of emotions on a night like this for players, parents and coaches. To play a solid game against Horseheads is just icing on the cake.”
Whitney Point senior Andy Davis could become Section 4’s all-time leading scorer in boys lacrosse as soon as Wednesday.
Davis scored 10 points Monday in the Golden Eagles’ 16-10 victory over visiting Binghamton. His seven-goal, three-assist performance left him with 455 points – six behind 2015 Johnson City graduate Shane Majewski.
Dexter, N.Y. -- Dexter, N.Y. -- The lacrosse programs at General Brown High School are planning a special event Thursday in honor of longtime Lions coach Steve Fisher, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.
Face-off for the contest is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start on Drake Field in Morrisville. Fans will be able to follow the action live through live stats and video, with links posted on the college's athletic web site at www.morrisvillestateathletics.com.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its weekly award winners in the sport of men's lacrosse Monday afternoon, naming Morrisville State junior attackman Chris Dovi (Cortland) the Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 28.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Cam Brickey '19 (Cuba-Rushford) received national recognition for his stellar performance in the Elmira College's 10-6 victory over Houghton College, as the senior defenseman was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Team of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Brickey is the first EC player to receive the honor since it was implemented prior to the 2018 season.
SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team didn't get off to the start it was looking for when it hosted Heuvelton on Monday, April 29. But once SLP got going, there wasn't much the Bulldogs could do to slow the hosts down.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Senior attack Cas Szwajkowski tallied eight goals, leading the fourth-seeded Skidmore College women's lacrosse team to a 24-19 shootout victory over fifth-seeded Vassar, at Wachenheim Field Tuesday afternoon.
Potsdam, NY – After 47 minutes of relative quiet on offense and a five-goal deficit, the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team rolled off seven straight goals in the final 13 minutes to claim a wild 13-11 victory over Rensselaer in the Liberty League Playoffs' First Round Tuesday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
He's a senior on the Canisius lacrosse team who has a standout work ethic, thanks in part to his involvement with the school's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps.
"There's a lot of different lessons that you learn throughout ROTC that you can easily apply on the field and vice versa," Sanzone said.
Monday: DAY IN REVIEW: The second half of the Thomas at Wayne game was played tonight and the Titans, who led 5-4 when the game was suspended scored two goals in each of the remaining quarters to win 9-6. Sophomore attackman, Joe Russo led the Thomas book with 4g and junior offensiveman John Reagan led the Wayne book with 3g. Thomas plays Gates Chili on Tuesday and Wayne plays Mynderse.