November 2019

Friday November 29, 2019 9:00AM
from Colgae Athletics
HAMILTON – Head coach Matt Karweck calls this "the toughest schedule we could put together" for his second season of Colgate Men's Lacrosse. The Raiders take on two ACC foes right out of the gate in North Carolina and Syracuse, both on the road. They later play three Ivies as well as Hobart to complete the nonconference portion of the schedule.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, announced today a new broadcast agreement, making 107.3 The Bull the exclusive flagship radio station for all 18 regular-season Knighthawks games during the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League season.

Thursday November 28, 2019 9:15AM
from NLL.com
Lyle Thompson has accomplished a lot in the world of lacrosse, but off the floor, he's just getting started. (Video 9:41)

from BLaxFive.net
Pittsford defenseman Connor Thornton recently signed his National Letter of Intent to Rollins College (Florida). Connor will start his third year on the Panther varsity after earning first team All-League (MC-d1) honors and an honorable mention on the All-Section Five list.

Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:30AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Joe Alberici started giving a version of the speech that caps off the Army summer boys’ lacrosse camp around eight years ago. He calls it the “Tough Guy Talk.” He’s received more letters and emails in support of the message than he can count. He thinks he’s just saying what the parents are thinking, but with a little more emotion. Some parents have told him they’ve affixed quotes from the talk onto their refrigerators.

from BLaxFive.net
Red Raider senior Colin Peers will start his third year on the varsity with 44g-36a after a strong junior year where he posted 36g-22a. As a result he earned Class A All-Tournament, first team All-League (MC-d1) and All-Section Five second team honors.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach Katie Rowan has announced the addition of seven players to the Great Danes’ squad for the 2021 season. The class features six players from New York State and one from Canada.

from US Lacrosse
Over the summer I was having a conversation with a longtime assignor who was working on logistics for a youth, high school and post-collegiate tournament. The officials are always provided a space in the vendor area at this event to talk to people about rules, officiating, the game or just make people aware that officials are human and not just blind robots wearing zebra stripes.

What this assignor wanted was some flyers that they could pass out to people that stopped by the tent. They wanted to try and recruit them to be officials.

Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:30AM
from 13WHAM.com
Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - Students who are graduating from Brighton High School were honored at a signing ceremony Monday to celebrate their intention to play NCAA athletics.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The NLL season is almost upon us, and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a year of new horizons. After the San Diego Seals and Philadelphia Wings joined in 2018, the league welcomes the Rochester Knighthawks 2.0 (also the relocated) Halifax Thunderbirds and the New York Riptide to the fold, giving opportunities for more players to make the league.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Opening Night festivities begin on Saturday with a special pregame red-carpet event from 4:30-5:00 p.m. on the outdoor terrace along the riverside of The Blue Cross Arena. Fans are invited to line up along the red carpet and welcome the Knighthawks players as they make their arrivals. The team will also unveil its new mascot during the event.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today the team’s roster for the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League season. Rochester’s roster features a total of 28 players, including 21 on the active roster, while seven others have been assigned to the inactive roster to begin the season.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The 2019-20 roster will see the return of several Bandits veterans including Kevin Brownell, Steve Priolo and Dhane Smith. First-year Bandits highlighting the roster are offseason trade acquisition Doug Buchan and free agent signings Marcus Minichiello and Quinn Powless. Also making the team is Brent Noseworthy, the Bandits’ first-round pick in this year’s NLL Entry Draft.

from BLaxFive.net
Fairport celebrated as over a dozen student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to study and play at Division I or Division II schools. Among the group were six from the boys lacrosse team:

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Christian Brothers Academy (Albany) 2020 faceoff/midfielder Gabe Clement of Top Dog Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University.

Monday November 25, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
You probably would regret inviting me to join you at your Thanksgiving table this week. I would be a lousy guest. There I’d sit, waiting for my turn to say what I’m grateful for as everyone’s attention goes around the table, and then… finally, it would be my turn. By the time I’m done giving thanks, your turkey is cold, the gravy has congealed, children are crying, and at least one of your elders has fallen asleep.

from SUNY Cortland
Jamieson remains the only Native American to have served as head coach of a Division I men’s lacrosse team. He returned to Cortland, however, not to speak about his own role in lacrosse but about the ancient history of the “Creator’s game.” Jamieson lectured in Sperry Center on Nov. 21 as part of Native American Heritage Month.

from The Cornell Daily Sun
Gloria and Brian Abrams — residents of Orange County, California — visited Cornell on Aug. 19, 2017. Court documents show that while standing in the parking lot adjacent to Schoellkopf Field — where the lacrosse team practices — Gloria Abrams was hit by a lacrosse ball. The Abrams have filed suit two years after the incident.

from Inside Lacrosse
Palm Beach, Fla. — For the second consecutive year at the IWLCA President’s Cup, Team USA traveled to Florida to face a team of WPLL stars as they showcased the experimental Olympic rules. Team USA emerged victorious, 19-16 — a high-scoring affair that saw the players listed as defenders having almost more of an impact on the offensive end than the defensive side.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
With the game tied 11-11 entering the final five minutes of regulation, the Rochester Knighthawks scored four straight unanswered goals to come away with a 15-11 victory over the Philadelphia Wings in their preseason finale Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

from LaxAllSars.com
Today lacrosse legend and founder of PG Lax Properties, LLC Paul Gait announces, “Gait Lax is back”! Partnering with Curt Styres, another prominent supporter of the game, they recently relaunched the Gait brand in September of 2019. Today they announce that they are being joined by lacrosse legend Gary Gait as a partner in the business.

Saturday November 23, 2019 10:00AM
from Siean Athletics
LOUDONVILLE – The Siena Saints Men's Lacrosse Team has announced that seniors Jack Drillock and Dylan Pantalone have been named captains to lead the Green and Gold for the 2020 season.

from WIVB.com
“Always working hard in the classroom trying to balance lacrosse, hockey, squash and school all at once, it gets challenging. Sometimes it’s very stressful but it’s all worth it because sports is what I live for.” On the lacrosse field is where McGorry truly shines. He’s committed to playing for national powerhouse Loyola of Maryland.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
"It is very uplifting to be able to honor and celebrate the achievements of our members at the Annual Meetings." said Kathy Taylor, head coach at Colgate University and IWLCA President. "Our membership continues to raise the bar every year, and the opportunity to publicly recognize their achievements makes our organization stronger as we all strive to improve the game.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Athena High School 2021 defender/midfielder Angelina Soeffing of Monster Elite Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Central Michigan University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Jamesville DeWitt 2021 Att Kailey McKenna of Outlaw Ladies has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Elon University.

Friday November 22, 2019 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Jenny Levy described last year’s IWLCA Presidents Cup as “magical” for the U.S. women’s national team. She’s hoping for more of the same when the nation’s best women’s lacrosse players showcase their skills, and love of the game, before the next generation of star players this weekend.

12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has revealed the Big Red's schedule for the upcoming season. The 2020 slate is stacked with opponents that are likely to open the season ranked among the top-20 in the nation on the USILA Preseason Coaches' Poll, which will be released in January. The schedule will challenge the Big Red, while giving it the opportunity to square off against some of the best teams in the country, as Cornell strives to return to the NCAA Tournament this season for the second time in three years.

from CollegeCrosse.com
The Cornell Big Red are the 34th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fourth team from the Ivy League. Cornell finished 10-5 overall in 2019 and 4-2 in Ivy League play. The Big Red fell to Yale in the Ivy League semifinals and just missed the NCAA Tournament as the first team out.

from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red will play seven opponents that had at least 10 wins this past spring and two that advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals - Syracuse and Princeton. In fact, its final three contests (two at home) and six of its last nine (four at home) will come against reigning NCAA Tournament teams. Success late in the season would put the Big Red into great position to make its ninth Ivy League Tournament appearance in 11 years, but also to earn a spot in, and advance through, the national championship bracket.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Head coach Nick Myers has trimmed the training roster for the 2020 U.S. men’s U19 team to 26 players following this past weekend’s training camp at Ohio State.

Patrick Hackler M Skaneateles 2019 Yale

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Goodbye, Rochester Knighthawks. Hello ... Rochester Knighthawks? The name and head coach are the same, but Rochester fans will watch a brand new franchise this season after former Knighthawks owner Curt Styres decided to take his franchise to Halifax.

from Premier Lacrosse League

from the Buffalo Bandits
Bandits training camp moved into Week 2, which culminated Saturday with a 17-13 preseason loss to Georgia. Read nothing into the loss as head coach John Tavares and his coaching staff continue to shuffle the roster in real time. Buffalo has three preseason games scheduled.

from BLaxFive.net
The Victor Blue Devil fans and family saw six of their seniors sign National Letters of Intent in a ceremony on Tuesday. Three of the six (Camron Hay, Joey Pezzimenti and Regan Endres) will attend Albany, Alec Russell will attend Le Moyne, Shea Newell will be off to Mercyhurst and Cam Germain will attend St. Bonaventure.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:30AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team has announced a 2020 schedule that’s highlighted by a home game against Syracuse on Friday, April 3, at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

from MLSportsPlatter.com
ML brings John Desko on to chat about his scrimmage season, the depth on the roster, what he's most proud of, watching Mike Powell back in the day and what made him special, the outlook of the ACC, goaltending and defense being important, Chase Scanlan joining the Orange, his hunger for another national title and more!


Tuesday November 19, 2019 9:30AM
from Niagara University Athletics
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - The Niagara University women's lacrosse team and head coach Wendy Stone announced the 2020 regular season schedule on Monday. The Purple Eagles' 17-game schedule features six games at Niagara Field, including the home opener on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. against Merrimack. The road schedule is highlighted by trips to ACC, Big East, and Ivy League schools.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has released three players from its training camp roster. The following players have been released from their contracts:

from TopLaxRecruits.com
“Thanks to all of my teachers, past teammates and youth coaches who have impacted my life since I started school and played lacrosse. My sister Cassidy who has always been my role model. My high school coaches Elizabeth Acee and Erynn Anderson. My first ever club coach, Doug Rowe. My current Gait Lacrosse 2021 coaches Katie Ferris and Caitlin Defliese. Coach Michelle Tumolo – she has been my role model since I met her in September 2009. She has been my inspiration since then and I’m so blessed she recruited me to play at Wagner College! And finally – my parents!”

Monday November 18, 2019 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Over the span of my 33-year years teaching high school English, I read more than my share of scholastic book reports. Good or bad, enthusiastically detailed or perhaps “fabricated” a bit, they included books I’d previously read myself as well others I’d never heard of.

Well, as further evidence that everything comes around full circle if you wait long enough, today I’m writing my own book report. And somewhere out there, dozens of my former students are snickering and smiling…

from CBS Los Angeles
“We’ve seen a lot of support. A lot of the kids didn’t have their gear because they dropped their bags at school,” said Miller. “So Dick’s Sporting Goods outfitted us, a lot of us with gear today, so it’s nice to be with that group.”

from BLaxFive.net
A three-sport athlete, Victor junior midfielder Cal Lambert has announced his commitment to attend the US Millitary Academy at West Point after his graduation in 2021. "Cal knew early on yhat West Point was a perfect fit. Cal is ready to serve his country and test himself at the highest level." says Head Coach Jim Andre.

from LocalSyr.com
Tiffany, a 1986 graduate of LaFayette High School was honored by his peers on Saturday at the 4th annual LaFayette High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. U19 team huddled together in the Marriott University Area hotel ballroom on Saturday night. It wasn’t a film session.

Coach Nick Myers and his staff wanted to regroup with a 32-man roster that had less than six hours prior played their first game as one unit. The result was a 9-7 loss to Culver (Ind.) at Ohio Stadium, but it provided the type of adversity Myers craved for his U19 training team.


Sunday November 17, 2019 12:15AM
from NNY360.com
ADAMS — Megan Whitley and Mia Buckingham of South Jefferson have played lacrosse together ever since they were youngsters, back in elementary school. So fittingly, the longtime friends who have dedicated so many years to the sport will be playing lacrosse at the Division I level.

from WIVB.com
Hunter Parucki and Robbie Marten are both headed to play at Canisius. Hunter and Robbie are also excited to continue being teammates on the field for the next four years.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Another week has passed, meaning another preseason matchup is on the docket for the Rochester Knighthawks, who head north of the border on Saturday, Nov. 16 for a 7:00 p.m. get-together against the Northern Division rival Toronto Rock at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Hello everybody, and welcome back to Banditland! It's been over 175 days since I last made contact with you on this platform following that fateful night at the end of May in Calgary. Two words best describe the start of training camp: "Let's Go!" Twenty-eight players stepped out onto the floor of the KeyBank Center Saturday, all with a focus to make the team and take care of unfinished business.

from BLaxFive.net
Friends of Mike Pane are doing a fundraiser for their scholarship fund (read below). Hoodies and T-Shirts are available to order with all proceeds going to the Mike Pane Memorial Scholarship Fund. An order form is available.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Victor High School (NY) 2021 midfielder/draw specialist Kylie Gelabert of Monster Elite Lacrosse has made a commitment to the admissions process at Cornell University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Strath Haven (PA) 2021 midfielder Devon Maillet of Phantastix Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Colgate University.

from LaxAllSars.com
Our Rochester NLL Contributor Michael Cooper just wrapped up playing the North American Invitational (formerly LASNAI) where he was running his own team, the Rochester Bats. Here are his thoughts on the experience.

Friday November 15, 2019 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Recruiting 101
Liam talks us through how the recent changes in recruiting rules has helped him with the recruiting process at Siena, as well what he and his staff looks for in potential recruits and where they look for potential recruits as well.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Yorktown and Army lacrosse All American midfielder Rob Hoynes. Russ Swan (Yorktown and UVA) had this to say about his high school teammate's unabridged interview, “Hoynes is the best of us from Yorktown so we are all very proud to have him represent us. Great interview!"

from CollegeCrosse.com
Three Ivy League opponents and two ACC foes highlight Colgate’s nonconference slate.

from NNY360.com
A midfielder, Whitley has been a starter on the girls lacrosse team since her freshman season and has been integral in leading the Spartans to their first Section 3 title in 2018 and the state semifinals that year, as well as an appearance in a Section 3 final this past season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Turner Evans to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season, pending league approval. Evans originally joined the Knighthawks on a one-year deal after being acquired from the San Diego Seals on July 11.

from BLaxFive.net
The Hilton Cadets saw three of their seniors sign National Letters of Intent in a ceremony at school on Thursday. Austin Holley who returns to Hilton this season will go to St. Bonaventure. Attackman Zach Boyatzies will be off to Mercyhurst and Ben Mitrano who also plays in the attack will be moving on to Marist.

from BLaxFive.net
Three years after making his commitment to Johns Hopkins University, senior attackman, Casey McDermott made it official today with the signing of his National Letter of Intent.

Thursday November 14, 2019 10:00AM
from Oswego County News Now
While making the adjustment to Division II lacrosse in the Northeast-10 Conference, Cary will take on a demanding field in the classroom.

“I want to go into pre-medicine or chemistry or biology and I want to become a doctor,” said Sam, son of Jen and Mitch Cary. The family also includes Sam’s sister, Isabella, and brother, Nick.

from BLaxFive.net
Penfield families and friends celebrated with three players who signed National Letters of Intent this afternoon. Ben Wildman will play at Babson, Travis Wagner will play at Le Moyne and Buddy Pelish is planning of playing at Haverford.

from BinghamtonHomepage.com
Schmidt signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division II lacrosse at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. In doing so, she became the first player in the C.V. girl’s lacrosse program to sign an NLI.

from SteamboatPilot.com
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Riley Schott is so dedicated to lacrosse, her parents Kristin and Tim built her a wall ball room in the basement of their home where she spent hours on end working on her skills.

12:15AM
from LocalSyr.com
AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Nine student athletes from Auburn High School made it official by putting ink to paper on National Letter of Intent signing day. Below are the athletes and their future destinations.

from LocalSyr.com
DEWITT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Jamesville-DeWitt held a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony for eight athletes heading off to continue their careers in college. Below is each student and their destination.

from DailyProgress.com
After serving as head coach of the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club in 1957, Adams was named the head coach at Army in 1958. In 12 seasons at West Point, he won four USILA national championships.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 10:00AM
from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton men's lacrosse announced its 2020 schedule, in which head coach Kevin McKeown's squad will play eight non-conference games before they dive into their six game conference schedule. The Bearcats open the season Feb. 8 against a strong Marist program. The Bearcats lead the series 5-4 against the Red Foxes and are looking to add to that to kickstart the season.

From there, BU will travel to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse. Syracuse advanced to the NCAA tournament for the 39th time last season, falling in the first round to Loyola. BU has never beaten the upstate New York powerhouse program and looks to do so this season.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — Lax Sports Network will provide live coverage from the U.S. women’s national team’s exhibition game against a Women’s Professional Lacrosse League select team during the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) President’s Cup on Saturday, Nov. 23. The streaming is presented by US Lacrosse and World Lacrosse.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart opens the 2020 campaign hosting Canisius on February 8th.

from KABC Los Angeles
For years, there have been strict rules about what kids can and cannot do after a concussion, but now that's changing. Now, new guidelines, the first update in eight years, are relaxing the rules a bit. Doctors say it will make things a little easier for kids to recover both physically and mentally.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The following players have been released from their contracts: Carter Badour (T), Brett Coons (D)

Tuesday November 12, 2019 8:30PM


Monday November 11, 2019 8:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
First of all, Happy Veterans’ Day to all those who have served, or are currently serving, in our Armed Forces… and to the very special family members of them, too. I published a Veterans’ Day-themed RTD article back in 2012. I thought about re-cycling it as this week’s column, but I also had another topic to write about, so we’ll just make this week a special, RTD two-for-one deal. Enjoy – and thanks again to the many who have served, or are serving, our country.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Red Bank Regional (NJ) 2021 LSM Gordon Ogden of Tri-State Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Tanner Burns '21, A, Jamesville-Dewitt / Orange Crush
One college coach felt that Burns —who could feed, dodge and finish with poise and consistency— was the best player at the event, and that isn't a stretch. He looked comfortable creating offense from a variety of spots and could score in variety of ways, never forcing anything and always raising the play of his teammates.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Saturday, the Rochester Knighthawks open the 2019 preseason as they head west to Buffalo to take on the New York Riptide at KeyBank Center. The 5:00 p.m. matchup will pit the NLL’s two newest teams against one another for the first time this season, giving Knighthawks general manager Dan Carey and his staff their first real look at the team they created from scratch this past summer.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Dhane Smith to a three-year deal, pending league approval. Smith (6’2”, 195 lbs., 9/23/1992) finished the 2018-19 season with 102 points (32+70), which ranked fifth in the NLL and tied John Tavares for eighth in franchise history.

from US Lacrosse
November is Native American Heritage Month, and for Shayla Scanlan, that’s a big deal. Scanlan is a member of Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan, and is believed to be the first Seneca Nation female to sign to play lacrosse at the NCAA Division I level. She is in her junior year at the University of Louisville.

from GLaxFive.net
We have been made aware of the following coaching opening. This page will be updated with any more requests that are sent to us.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Irondequoit 2021 defender Ella Straub of Monster Elite Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Gardner-Webb University.

Friday November 8, 2019 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse
Whether you’re a coach or parent to a young athlete, the way that you praise them after a competition can have a deep impact. Wade Gilbert, PhD, a professor at California State University in Fresno and a Team USA Coaching Consultant, has some advice on how to praise your athlete in a way that will have the most beneficial impact on their sport and psyche.

from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Orange Crush 2021 Goalie Skyler Constantino (Jamesville-DeWitt) has committed to Bryant University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Westhampton Beach (NY) 2020 attackman Clayton Arcuri of LI Empire Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Union College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Crestwood High School (PA) 2020 attackman Anthony Caporuscio of Zombies Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.

from Inside Lacrosse
Jake Spaniak form West Chester Bayard Rustin High School (PA) will be playing for Army West Point after decommitting from Stevens.

Thursday November 7, 2019 9:45AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League is crushing it on Instagram with it’s #LiveLikeAPro series, highlighting the healthy habits and fun lifestyles of the best women’s lacrosse players in the world. Here are some highlights.

prowomenslax on Instagram


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:45AM

Please help spread the word about the LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Game & Youth program fundraising event. The game will be held November 30th at the Gah?ñhs?’ - Onondaga Nation Pavilion. Help us celebrate past, present, and future LaFayette Lacrosse members.

10AM - Youth Game- Future Lancers (Ages 9-12)
Noon - Celebration of the 2019 State Championship followed by the Alumni Game.
3PM Chicken BBQ - food, drinks, free lacrosse gear, and fundraiser gathering at the LaFayette Fire Barn on Rt. 11

If you would like to donate, volunteer, or if you have any questions about the event please contact gormley.brian.j@gmail.com .

Please share the event information to anyone. There are many people not on the list, and we would like to make this open to all past, present, and future Lancers.

from Canisius Athletics
Senior attackman Mathieu Boissonneault has been named captain of the Canisius men's lacrosse team for the 2020 season, third-year head coach Mark Miyashita announced on Tuesday. In addition, seniors Daniel Balawejder and Carter Stefaniak (Lancaster) and junior Jake Hardy have been selected to serve as assistant captains for the upcoming campaign.

from Syracuse Athletics
Brendan Curry, Nick Mellen (West Genesee), and Jamie Trimboli (Victor) were elected for the first time, while Peter Dearth has been selected again for his second tenure in the role. The captains were chosen earlier this fall through a team vote.

from TwoRowTimes.com
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Jerome Thompson (LaFayette) of the Onondaga Nation to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
A second-team All-American, Scanlan has proven to be elusive both on and off the lacrosse field. He started his high school career at Silver Creek (N.Y.) before moving to Florida to play at IMG. He waffled between Canadian Junior A clubs in Ontario and British Columbia. He committed to Syracuse, then chose Loyola.

from Inside Lacrosse
The NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committee this spring approved a new championship format that eliminates much of the midweek action in the tournament in favor of weekend competition at pods with multiple teams. The committee’s annual report is now online at NCAA.org.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The training camp schedule is highlighted by three preseason games and one open practice. The Bandits’ annual open practice is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at KeyBank Center. The event is open to the public as a free, non-ticketed event with general admission seating. Parking for the day will be free in the KeyBank Center parking garage.

Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I don’t read most books more than once. Maybe I should, but I tend to instead remind myself that there are so many others out there that I want to read that I cannot afford to take the time to go back and re-read any personal favorites.

from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse has not won an NCAA title since 2009 but is dominating DI men’s lacrosse in at least one aspect. When it comes to reach on social media and the ability to draw loyal fans, no men’s lacrosse program does it better than Syracuse.

from Oswego County News Now
OSWEGO — Ten-year old Oswego resident Aiyana Lamb has three brothers: a 9-year-old, 4-year-old and a nearly 10-month-old. The only human girl she has in her family is her mother, Alizabeth Birks.

Lamb does have her two girl dogs, Lexi and Riley, her female cat, Emmy, and a Betta fish named Ariel. Thanks to help from Jill Jaquin, a teacher’s assistant at Minetto Elementary School, and her daughter Riley Jaquin, Lamb now has nearly 30 older “sisters” to look up to on the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team.

from Inside Lacrosse
Coach Thorpe is a disciple of legendary Syracuse coach Roy Simmons Jr. You can tell he knows the game of lacrosse is meant to be fun. He makes it enjoyable for his Riptide players. His players in turn will make it entertaining for the hungry Riptide fans this winter on Hempstead Turnpike.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today their promotional schedule for the 2019-20 season, featuring an array of theme nights, giveaways and more. The Knighthawks will offer ticket specials, promotional packages and special group rates throughout the season.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Priolo (6’5”, 234 lbs., 1/15/1989) returns to the Bandits for his 11th campaign with the team after playing in all 18 regular-season games for the seventh consecutive season. He finished the year with a new career high in goals (11) and tied his career high in points (26), earning him NLL All-Pro Second Team honors and an NLL Defenseman of the Year nomination.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Pittsford (NY) 2021 attack Mckenna Davis of Monster Elite Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Boston College.

from LaxAllStars.com
ROCHESTER, NY - Over the weekend, Boston Cannons midfielder Kyle Denhoff was inducted into the St. John Fisher College Athletics Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY. Denhoff played with the Cardinals from 2009-2012, notching 132 goals and 48 assists in 66 total games. Denhoff helped the Cardinals win their first Empire 8 Regular Season title in 2010 and led them to three postseason appearances in his four years.

Monday November 4, 2019 9:30AM
from GreaterLongIsland.com
“I knew this was where I needed to be. Everyone at West Point is so focused and goal oriented, which is a quality I value in myself,” said Meghan, 16, who was also recruited by Colgate, Georgetown, Binghamton and Columbia. “Army’s academic reputation is unbeatable and it is among one of the top schools in the nation.

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from BLaxFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their twenty-sixth Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. With about eighty-five in attendance, teammates, friends and family along with many members of the Hall of Fame, gathered to induct four individuals, and one team into the Greater Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse
Highlighting Team USA’s involvement with the President’s Cup will be an exhibition game against a select team from the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at The International Polo Club. The game will be played using the trial rules developed by World Lacrosse to best position the sport for potential Olympic consideration.


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr., played lacrosse at Syracuse University (SU) in the 1950s with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and Oreyen Lyons for his father Roy Simmons Sr. who also coached football and boxing at SU. Both father and son coached lacrosse at Syracuse for more than 40 years. Simmie as his family, friends, and former players call him, talks about his career as a professional artist, lacrosse coach, and public speaker.

from LaxAllStars.com
Hey, everybody. I could not be more proud to bring this to you. This is the inaugural video of the Indigenous Speakers Project. We are going to tell you the Seneca word for lacrosse. Special thanks to Cole Reuben. Cole is a member of the Tonawanda Seneca Band. The Tonawanda Seneca Band is one of the three entities of the Seneca in the nation and I’m just gonna go ahead and turn it over to him.

12:15AM
from Army West Point Athletics
MINNEAPOLIS—Epoch Lacrosse, a U.S. design and technology company that specializes in engineering innovative lacrosse gear, proudly announces their partnership with the Army West Point Men’s NCAA Division 1 lacrosse team. Made in USA is more than just a tagline for Epoch, and the company is very proud to establish a relationship with Army West Point, a team that truly understands that.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Josh Byrne to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Bandits’ season will kick off Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. against the San Diego Seals. Each of the remaining eight home games will have a theme night including, new additions Youth Lacrosse Night on Jan. 31 against the Rochester Knighthawks and ‘The Office Night,’ based on the popular NBC sitcom, on March 28 against the Saskatchewan Rush. More details about the theme nights will be available in the future on Bandits.com.

from US Lacrosse
Improving the pace of play and simplifying the application of penalties are among the changes approved for the US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules, beginning in 2020. The new rulebook has been published for all levels of play, 14U and younger. Among the notable rule changes and clarifications for 2020 are: