October 2019

Thursday October 31, 2019 8:30AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has reduced its training camp roster by five players. The following players have been released from their contracts:


Wednesday October 30, 2019 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
World Lacrosse’s new Olympic trial rules found support growing among U.S. and Canadian national team players and coaches after using them in a pair of exhibition games at the Fall Classic on Oct. 20.

Through its Blue Skies Working Group, World Lacrosse is trying to develop a new discipline of the sport that would broaden its international appeal and best position it to be included in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits will have only one head coach this season, announcing that John Tavares will return for his second season. Rich Kilgour, who served as co-coach last season, did not have his contract renewed, the Bandits said in a news release.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Rich did a tremendous job for the Bandits organization during his tenure as coach, and we cannot thank him enough for that. He’s truly one of the greats and exemplifies everything this organization stands for. His number hangs in the rafters for a reason. However, after looking back on the season and thinking of areas where we could improve upon, it was evident that this team needed to have one singular voice behind the bench.

from US Lacrosse
The initial resistance from parents and traditionalists quickly yielded to support as participating kids provided their strong endorsement. LADM’s progressive approach to learning and competition was making a difference.

from LaxAllStars.com
On this week’s edition of Lacrosse Classified, we continue our Stampede Tack team previews with two division rivals in the New York Riptide and Philadelphia Wings, one of which is a new expansion team and one that is in its second season as we talk with Regy Thorpe and Paul Day.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I love going to Hall of Fame inductions. I love hearing the stories. I love learning about people I didn’t know before. I love the celebration, probably one of the ultimate levels of achievement and recognition. Sunday night I attended the 2019 Upstate Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame induction dinner. No less than ten new members were inducted this year. “Too many!” a cynic would say. “You’ll be there all night.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Syracuse’s No. 22 jersey has been linked to some of the best players in lacrosse history. After two seasons on the shelf, the Orange are bringing it back for Chase Scanlan.

Scanlan, who scored 43 goals as a second-team All-American midfielder at Loyola as a freshman, transferred to Syracuse over the summer. For our cover story this month, writer KJ Edelman and photographer Gavin Liddell spent some time with new No. 22, who says he finally feels at home.

from Inside Lacrosse
Nick Mellen’s seen plenty of Syracuse’s offenses over the past five years. This year is distinctly different though and there’s one word he prefers to describe it: Fast.

“We're not holding the ball for three or four seconds,” Mellen said as the pace in his phrasing sped up. “Catch it and move it. Catch and move it. Dodge... So it’s quick. Everything’s happening very fast and that’s just harder for a defense to react to.”

from US Lacrosse
Jim Stagnitta (East Syracuse), head coach of the Premier Lacrosse League champion Whipsnakes, and his business partner, JC Glick, will be featured speakers at the US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia.

from BLaxFive.net
On Friday, November 1st, the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will install its 27th class. The event will take place at the Burgundy Basin Inn on Marsh Road in Pittsford with a social hour beginning at 6:00 pm. The 2019 class includes four individuals and one team as follows in the press release from Craig Rybczynski for the Chapter.

Monday October 28, 2019 9:00AM

from Major League Lacrosse
Boston, MA- For Lyle Thompson, lacrosse is literally in his blood. Thompson grew up on the Onondaga Reservation, one of the six nations in the Iroquois Confederacy. Lacrosse is still culturally significant for natives and it the most popular sport among members of the Iroquois Tribe.

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00AM


Friday October 25, 2019 10:45AM
from Cazenovia College Athletics

from the Rochester Knighthawks
With the Rochester Knighthawks’ inaugural season just over a month away, it should come as no surprise that the squad is gearing up and getting ready to take on training camp this weekend leading up to Opening Night on Nov. 30. Earlier this week we had the chance to sit down and talk with the Knighthawks general manager and vice president of lacrosse operations, Dan Carey, on what we can expect to see in training camp and beyond from this brand-new team.

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from US Lacrosse Rochester Chapter
On Friday, November 1st, the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will install its 27th class. The event will take place at the Burgundy Basin Inn on Marsh Road in Pittsford with a social hour beginning at 6:00 pm. The 2019 class includes four individuals and one team as follows in the press release from Craig Rybczynski for the Chapter.

from US Lacrosse
John Danowski and Regy Thorpe, head coaches in the U.S. men’s national team program, will be featured speakers at the US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia. The US Lacrosse Convention runs from Jan. 10-12 at Pennsylvania Convention Center and features more than 120 sessions for coaches, officials and organizational leaders.

from Marist Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist men's lacrosse program announced its 2020 schedule on Thursday morning. Coming off the third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in program history, the Red Foxes will have seven home games and seven on the road standing between them and another MAAC Championship. Marist will be playing a tough non-conference schedule in order to help them prepare for MAAC play and gear up for a run at a repeat.

Thursday October 24, 2019 9:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Colgate was led by an experienced attack group with seniors Griffin Brown, and Nicky Petkevich, who have both logged a ton of minutes in their careers. With the experience heavy on the attack side, Colgate was poised to run a majority of its offense through them. Almost every time the ball crossed the midfield line Colgate was trying to get to a pass-down pick-down as quickly as possible. It certainly seemed as though the Colgate staff wants to play a bit quicker and try to be attacking for as much of the shot clock as possible.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
LOS ANGELES, CA. (October 23, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today the expansion of a seventh lacrosse club set to begin play during the 2020 season. The announcement was first made on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast by PLL Co-Founder and CSO, Paul Rabil.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Archbishop Carroll (PA) 2021 midfielder Julia Basciano has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:45AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team will open its 2019 Training Camp on Friday, Oct. 25 when players are expected to report for medical testing and physicals.

The Knighthawks take the field twice on Saturday, Oct. 26 at The Blue Cross Arena, with the first session scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Immediately following practice, fans are invited to join the players on the field to meet the members of this year’s team beginning at 12:30 p.m.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
“Today is an exciting and historic moment for the PLL as we continue to build our business into the future,” says Co-Founder and CEO Mike Rabil. “Expanding to a seventh team in our 2020 season will provide greater opportunity for the best players in the world, more access for our fans, and additional windows to scale our product offerings.”

Tuesday October 22, 2019 9:45AM

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In less than two weeks, about 40 high school lacrosse teams will meet on what will probably once again be the “frozen tundra” of Tully’s athletic fields for the annual Cornfield Classic. Nestled on the calendar between the fall and winter sport seasons, the Tully tournament provides a great opportunity for not only college coaches to see high school talent, but also for high school coaches to get a good look at former JV athletes competing for the first time with “the big boys.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The USA Select teams wrapped up the Brogden Cup championship with four wins over Team Ontario on Sunday at US Lacrosse headquarters as part of the Fall Classic.

from Inside Lacrosse
The 2019 Fall Classic wrapped up Sunday at US Lacrosse Headquarters with a pair of games pitting modified rosters of the U.S. National Team vs. Canada in a demonstration of the Olympic trial Rules.

Monday October 21, 2019 9:15AM
from The Daily Orange
Michael Page scooped up a ground ball off a draw and turned his head. Seconds earlier, in Syracuse’s annual fall intrasquad scrimmage, Page’s White team had tied Orange on a Jacob Buttermore score, knotting what had started as a multi-goal deficit that stretched across the majority of two periods once again.

from Inside Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — The U.S. Women’s National Team stormed out against Maryland for its second victory in two days at the Team USA Fall Classic. USA beat the defending NCAA champs, 20-7, in the grand showcase event. Friday night, USA exploded in the second half to beat Canada, 16-4.

from Inside Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — The U.S. Men’s National Team has a resilient, overwhelming quality about it. Just when you think you’ve solved it, another obstacle comes up and gets in your way. The national team followed its primetime victory against Canada with an 11-6 victory against defending national champion Virginia on Saturday at Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Packages include 10 home games: All nine regular season home games, plus the first home playoff game.

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — It was going to take more than one memorable play for the United States men’s lacrosse team to climb out of a three-goal hole in the fourth quarter of its Fall Classic matchup on Friday night at US Lacrosse headquarters.

The Americans were up to the task, scoring twice in the final minute to earn a 7-6 triumph over Canada at Tierney Field. Faceoff specialist Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) capped the comeback, depositing Will Manny’s feed in transition with 19.8 seconds left.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The U.S. women’s lacrosse team needed a half to figure things out against Canada on Friday in the Team USA Fall Classic. Once the Americans did, they rolled to a 16-4 victory thanks to a dominant final 30 minutes at US Lacrosse Headquarters.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will hold its annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, here's five things to know:

from Syracuse Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse women's lacrosse senior Emily Hawryschuk will compete for Team USA and freshman Bianca Chevarie will play for Team Canada at the 2019 Fall Classic this weekend in Sparks, Md. Several former Orange will compete for both teams, and Orange head coach Gary Gait and assistant coach Caitlin Defliese will be on the sidelines for Canada as members of the coaching staff.

from LacrosseBucket.com
The joint release from World Lacrosse and the CLA states that the organizing committee learned of another organization with additional capacity and the ability to stage the event in a major media market expressed interest in hosting the tournament.


Friday October 18, 2019 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lynn Ellen Schimoler met her husband after the peak of his lacrosse career. She wasn’t familiar with the sport, or his contributions to it, until months after they starting dating. But as she continued to learn more about Paul Schimoler, she saw glimpses of what was one of the greatest careers in the sport’s history.

from Syracuse Athletics
All-ACC netminder Drake Porter will trade in his Orange for red and white this weekend after being selected to represent Team Canada in the US Lacrosse Fall Classic.

Porter will play in a pair of games against the United States this weekend, beginning Friday Oct. 18 in Sparks, Md. Porter is one-of-two goaltenders on the 23-man roster.

from Monster Elite Lax

from the Buffalo Bandits
Fraser (6’1”, 205 lbs., 8/3/1995) finished the 2018-19 season setting career highs in games played (16), goals (29), assists (15), points (44), loose balls recovered (84) and faceoffs won (123).

Thursday October 17, 2019 10:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Twenty-nine years. 457 victories. Winning over 83 percent of the time. All done at three different levels.

While the numbers speak to a legendary career, Kathy Taylor sought a higher calling this summer: Division I lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Over the years, I’ve seen stories on Inside Lacrosse regarding alcohol, substance abuse or the opioid crisis, written by players or coaches who know someone caught up in the disease. They are well written, and with good intention. I am here to offer another, more personal perspective.

I am an alcoholic/addict.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has a series of free webinars coming up over the next several weeks geared primarily towards educating segments of the lacrosse community about new rules for 2020. In addition to four rules interpretation webinars, there is a specific sessions on the new free movement rules for women’s lacrosse and officials’ training on the power of interpersonal communications. Here’s the schedule of webinars.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
OK, so I just spent four days at the Onondaga Nation, watching, learning, cheering, and coaching box lacrosse. I made the 50-minute, one-way trip from and then back to Oswego eight times from Thursday through Sunday to take in every aspect of the 4th annual North American Invitational (aka NAI), this year offering competition in men’s open (24 teams), U-18 (8 teams) and U15 (11 teams). I learned more about the rules of the game, especially the referees’ hand signals, and maybe – just maybe – they might have learned some new ones from me.

from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse program has released its 2020 schedule, featuring 17 regular season games, nine Patriot League matchups, and seven games at home on Beyer-Small '76 Field.

from Canadian Lacrosse Association
Ottawa, ON—The rosters for the Canadian Men’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team and the Canadian Women’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team that will be attending the Fall Classic have been announced. These two highly skilled teams will be playing multiple games over the upcoming weekend against Team USA and the NCAA Division I champion teams in Baltimore, Maryland.

Several Upstate connections to both rosters.

Wednesday October 16, 2019 10:00AM
from Submission
Amherst resident and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute senior Ryan McGorry has committed to play Division 1 Lacrosse at #7 ranked Loyola University of Maryland.

from Monster Elite Lacrosse

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The historic Brogden Cup will be rekindled during the Fall Classic at US Lacrosse this weekend. The competition between the USA Select U15 and U17 Boys’ and Girls’ teams against their counterparts from Ontario will determine the 2019 Brogden Cup winner.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Plainedge High School (NY) 2020 goalie Harrison Boukas of True Blue Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY College at Oneonta.

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:45AM
from US Lacrosse Rochester Chapter
(October 14, 2019)… The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new members and one team into its Hall of Fame with the induction of John Natti, Jim Paris, Carly Ritchlin, and Ben Wineburg, and the 1972 Hobart men’s lacrosse team.

from Ultimate Goal
We will be starting our Ultimate Goal Indoor Lacrosse Leagues in November. We will be holding an Elementary, Modified and High School League for both the girls and guys!

from STX Men's Lacrosse

from SportsVideo.org
ESPN’s ever-expanding coverage of sports events big and small has provided the company an opportunity to produce those events on every scale imaginable. There are, for example, the multiday efforts for US Open tennis, the megacasts for college football, and the robust NBA, MLB, and Monday Night Football productions.

But continuing expansion of coverage of smaller events — the kind that historically never would see any coverage, let alone coverage by ESPN — is giving the production team a chance to take advantage of automated production systems to deliver quality coverage as efficiently as possible.

Monday October 14, 2019 10:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
PHILADELPHIA — In college lacrosse, it’s the fall that always offers new hope, and it also offers coaches to tinker and learn about incoming freshmen, play with new combinations and see what improvements returning players have made.

On Saturday, the HEADstrong Foundation sponsored its annual University City Classic at Penn’s gorgeous James F. "Ace" Adams Field, Penn, Army, UAlbany and Johns Hopkins met in a round-robin scrimmages pitting Penn against Hopkins, then UAlbany, and Army against UAlbany, then Hopkins.

from Hobart Athletics
Episode 2 of the Hobart Lacrosse Podcast is now available. Head Coach Greg Raymond and Ted Baker, the voice of the Statesmen, discuss a wide range of topics from the dedication of the Thomas B. Poole '61 and Family Sports Dome to the team's annual dinner welcoming the Class of 2019 into the ranks of Hobart alumni.

from LacrosseBucket.com
With Stephen Brundage (West Genesee) taking over as the Statesmen’s offensive coordinator over the summer, Hobart’s offense looked very good in both scrimmages, especially early on. The Statesmen’s defense was very effective, but had some lapses and appeared to not be as in tune yet as their offensive counterparts.

from Monster Elite Lacrosse

from the Rochester Knighthawks
For the second straight year, the United States Box Lacrosse Association saw one of its own selected near the top of the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. On Sept. 17 at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, former Cali*Lax standout Ryland Rees was chosen with the second overall pick by the expansion-era Rochester Knighthawks.

from BLaxFive.net
The full listing of rules changes for the 2020 season were recently released and contain ten approved changes which include a new procedure for restarts, a definition of "possession" and notice of changes in required equipment (that will go into effect in 2021 and 2020).

Saturday October 12, 2019 4:15PM
from Monster Elite Lacrosse

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from Cornell Athletics
"As a former captain (James Madison), Hanna brings leadership and organizational skills to her role as our operations intern," Graap said. :She carries herself with the confidence of a national champion, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have her on staff."

Along with her experience as a four-year letter winner, Haven has coached of the Salt City Snipers Lacrosse Club since 2017 and coached the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club for two years. During her collegiate career, Haven worked lacrosse camps at Syracuse and James Madison.

from Inside Lacrosse
When Kathy Taylor took over the Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team in 2015, she often spoke of reaching the top of the mountain. Together, she and the players worked hard on the ground every fall in preparation for their annual climb in the spring. And after a few seasons of getting close to the top, they finally reached the summit in 2018. Maybe that’s why the announcement that Taylor would be leaving the program for Colgate this past June came as such a shock.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has produced a series of short videos that are designed to assist Urban Lacrosse Alliance program leaders in various aspects of administering a program. The videos are all between four to five minutes in length, and available for viewing and download on the US Lacrosse web site.

Friday October 11, 2019 8:30AM
from LaxAllSars.com
Alright, we’re all well aware that Lyle Thompson is arguably the best lacrosse player in the world. We’re also aware that the LAXNAI box lacrosse tournament begins today. Check out highlights from Lyle’s performance in the gold medal match at last year’s tournament.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Hall of Famers Kevin “Cooker” Cook attended Levittown Division High School with Hall of Famer Gary Byrne. Cook then played two years at Nassau Community College where he won a Junior College National Championship. He played his final two years of collegiate lacrosse at Cornell where he earned All Americans honors. Cook is a 1990 and 1994 US National team selection. Cook is a member of the national Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

from he Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed transition player Matt Gilray to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

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from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The top lacrosse teams in the world will collide at the US Lacrosse Fall Classic from Oct. 18-20 with Lax Sports Network carrying all of the action.

LSN will carry 10 games over the weekend from US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., starting with rematches from the last two World Lacrosse championship games at the senior level.

Monster Elite Lacrosse

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's lacrosse fans will have an opportunity to preview the 2020 Big Red squad this weekend when the team squares off against Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's High School in Huntington, N.Y.

from the Rochester Knighhawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed Zac Reid to a one-year contract for the 2019-20 NLL season, pending league approval.

Thursday October 10, 2019 8:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
After being on board with Denver since September 2018, IL's No. 3 senior Owen Hiltz (Culver, Ind.) will play his college lacrosse at Syracuse, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse.

The electrifying left-handed playmaker from Peterborough (Ont.) was recruited hard by new 'Cuse offensive coordinator Pat March, who was hired away from Princeton just after Labor Day. March coached several fellow Culver Canadians in Zach Currier, Riley Thompson, Luc Anderson and Jake Stevens during his tenure with the Tigers.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed transition player Ian MacKay to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

from WorldLacrosse.sport
World Lacrosse announced new rules for women’s lacrosse effective Jan. 1, 2020 that include the allowing of free movement, simpler stick requirements and allowing defensive players to run through the goal circle.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed defenseman Jon Harnett to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:15AM
from Union College Athletics
[Alyssa] Treanor (Niskayuna) previously served as an assistant coach with the Dutchwomen from 2016-18. In her first season with the team in 2016, Union was ranked as high as 18th nationally and posted an 8-1 mark in Liberty League play.

from Monster Elite Lacrosse

from the Premier Lacrosse League
One of the many things that separated the PLL from other leagues was the implementation of new rules such as the 52 second shot clock and a shorter field. As the inaugural season kicked off, many wondered how the new league with new rules would look and how it would affect the outcomes and stats of each game.

Now with the inaugural season in the books and the Whipsnakes being crowned the Champions, here is a breakdown of the 2019 season by the numbers. We added charts and graphs to visualize the data.

from BLaxFive.net
Le Moyne College Head Coach Dan Sheehan picked up two more section five players who have committed to play after graduation this spring. Committing to the Dolphins are Geneva defenseman Jagger Kerr and senior midfielder Seth Benedict from Marcus Whitman.

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from US Lacrosse

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. head coach John Danowski has named 27 players that will represent the United States men’s national team in the 2019 Fall Classic from Oct. 18-20 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

The roster includes six players — Trevor Baptiste, Greg Gurenlian, John Haus, Will Haus, Marcus Holman and Rob Pannell — that were on the final 23-man roster that won gold at the World Lacrosse championship in the summer of 2018 in Netanya, Israel. The majority of the remaining players competed on the training team leading up to the world championship.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Syracuse and Denver met in a heavyweight fall ball matchup Saturday at Cortland, as part of the Cortland Lacrosse Legends event. The teams tied at 15-15 in a high-scoring affair. Photos by Rich Barnes

from SUNY Oswego Athletics


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Le Moyne College hosted the seventh annual Room2Smile Fall Classic on Sunday. Three scrimmages were held between Le Moyne, Rochester Institute of Technology and Onondaga Community College.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
Brockport, N.Y. – Two Brockport Golden Eagles, Head Coach Ben Wineburg and former student-athlete John Natti '72, will be inducted into the Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Friday, November 1st at Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, NY.

Two Monster Elite Girls Make Commitments
from Monster Elite Lacrosse
Monster Proud: Meghan Marangola (Brighton 2021) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Harvard University, while Alea Javorowsky (Pal Mac 2021) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at the University of Indianapolis.

Monster Elite Lacrosse

from Cornell Athletics

from Inside Lacrosse
The Red Foxes came out like an absolute buzzsaw to start Saturday. The unofficial final was 18-6 against Navy before dropping the 23-10 game against Lehigh.

Where last year, Marist really found its identity late in the season, pushing its way to a MAAC championship and an NCAA Tournament berth, it feels like a team ready to hit the ground running, confident and sure of its identity at this point in 2019.

from Major League Lacrosse
Lyle Thompson's story, narrated by Notah Begay III. From living without running water and electricity to being the most dominant lacrosse player on the planet, Lyle Thompson has had a unique trajectory.

from he Rochester Knighthawks
Selected second overall by the Knighthawks in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft, Rees spent the past four seasons at Stony Brook University (NCAA), where he totaled 15 goals and seven assists for 22 points in addition to 164 ground balls in 51 career games for the Seawolves. A two-time team captain, Rees was named the 2019 America East Defensive Player of the Year after recording four points (3+1) and causing 10 turnovers during his senior campaign.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Halls (6’0”, 200 lbs., 9/25/1999) signs with the Bandits after being drafted by the team in the fourth round (60th overall) of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft. Halls joins the professional ranks after spending the last three seasons (2017 to 2019) playing for the Orangeville Northmen of the OJALL.

Monday October 7, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
The Onondaga Nation built its beautiful state-of-the-art Fieldhouse back in 2015, finished just in time to host the FIL Box Lacrosse Championships. In what seems like the blink of an eye, here we are four years later, another (now World Lacrosse) Box Championship complete.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
DENVER — With 7:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Major League Lacrosse championship game Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Ryan Lee received a pass from Kyle Pless in transition, shot and scored, giving the Denver Outlaws a 9-8 lead over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It was Denver’s first lead of the game and its sixth consecutive goal since the start of the second half.

For the Bayhawks players, however, it wasn’t time to panic; it was just time to dig deeper.

from WAER Radio
WAER News stopped by the fourth Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival last weekend at Onondaga Lake Park to learn more about the roots of lacrosse and its role in Native American Culture.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Salesianum School (DE) 2021 attackman/midfielder Chris Wong of Road Warriors Lacrosse has committed to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University.

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00PM
from Syracuse University Athletics
There may still be months to wait until the 2020 lacrosse season officially begins, but on Saturday night in Cortland, two lacrosse powers went head-to-head in a fall scrimmage that felt like a late-spring matchup.

A large crowd was on hand to see the battle, which saw Denver and Syracuse play to a 15-15 tie. The Orange held a 15-11 lead late into the fourth quarter when the teams began subbing more freely.

from Major League Lacrosse
The 27 year old prolific scoring attackman led the MLL in scoring with 73 points on the season (46 goals, 27 assists) in 15 games played. His performance helped lead the Bayhawks to a 10-6 record and the top spot in the standings heading into the playoffs.

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:15AM
from LSN
Legendary wooden stick maker Alf Jacques has a 1930s era wooden stick go missing from the Wood Lacrosse Stick Festival in upstate New York and they're looking for help to get it returned

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team begins their fallball slate on Saturday at Cortland with a much anticipated scrimmage against Denver. Here's five things to know about the matchup:

from US Lacrosse Magazine
From mid-September through October, your favorite teams return to the field for a period of self-discovery. New rules are in play, freshmen and transfers look to make their mark, coaches emphasize skills and teambuilding, players returning from injuries try to shake off the rust and we get to ruminate on what it all means when the real games start in the spring.

from US Lacrosse
It seems like there has been more and more negative news about officiating and people recently leaving the avocation for a myriad of reasons. Low pay, time commitment, sportsmanship issues and other issues. While there is definitely validity to those issues (some more so than others), here is why I think more people should say yes to officiating and become an official.

Friday October 4, 2019 8:45AM
from SUJuiceOnline.com
“May is earned in September.” It’s one of the mottos the Syracuse lacrosse team follows as the players work out during the first month of fall, scrimmage against each other, bond and plan ahead to the regular season and the quest to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2013.

from Inside Lacrosse
Syracuse rebounded from a disappointing 2018 season with a top-five season and NCAA Quarterfinal appearance — defying uncharacteristically low expectations with a No. 11 preseason ranking. The Orange are aiming higher in 2020.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Hobart Hall of Famer Tom Grimaldi is a native of Corning, New York, a western New York lacrosse hotbed. He helped Hobart win four straight national championships during his playing days for the Statesmen. He also earned All-American honors, Attackman of the Year, and National Player of the Year. He is a member of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Hall of Fame. Grimaldi played for Hall of Fame coach Dave Urick who is been inducted this weekend into the inaugural class of the Cortland State Cradle of Coaches Hall of Fame. We unpacked is Grimaldi's oral history today on the Fred Opie Show.

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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Whether you head out for a crisp fall day or decide to plop down on the couch and stay home, this weekend features as much lacrosse as anyone could want…

from LocalSyr.com
CICERO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Orange making it official! The last two regular season games for the SU men’s lacrosse team will be held at the Cicero-North Syracuse High School stadium.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Tim Sullivan, a 2013 C-Club Hall of Fame inductee and a 1965 Cortland alumnus, passed away on Sept. 28, 2019, at age 77.

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — There were no seniors on last season’s roster for the University at Albany women’s lacrosse program, leaving the Great Danes able to get off to a fast start during their fall-ball season.

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:35AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. women’s team, the reigning world champions, will face 2017 silver medalist Canada in the opening day of the three-day event at US Lacrosse on Friday, Oct. 18. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the U.S. takes on reigning NCAA champion Maryland and on Sunday, Oct. 20, the U.S. and Canada will play an exhibition using the trial rules developed by World Lacrosse.

from LaxAllStars.com
Welcome to the wood shop, everybody. Today, we’re going to talk about the LASNAI Sportsmanship Award. So, I was talking to Conor Wilson, and I wanted to see if there was anything that he needed one of my sticks for, because I’m not actually making it to LASNAI this year.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00AM
from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Dylan Donahue to a one-year deal, pending league approval.

Donahue (5’9”, 180 lbs., 5/6/1993) joins the Bandits after spending the summer season with the Onondaga Redhawks of the Can-Am Lacrosse League, recording nine points (4+5) in two regular-season games. He spent the previous three seasons playing in the Major League Lacrosse with both the Charlotte Hounds and Atlanta Blaze after being selected with the second-overall pick by the Hounds in the 2016 MLL Draft.

from Two Row Times
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — Situated right beside the lake, the fourth Wooden Sticks Festival took place at the sports field of the Onondaga Lake Parkway over this past weekend.

from Two Row Times
Zed Williams scored five times to lead the Iroquois, Tehoka Nanticoke had three and Cody Jamieson, Randy Staats, Kyle Jackson, and Lyle Thompson each scored once.

Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:15AM
from The Press Republican
PLATTSBURGH — Following a detailed discussion, the Plattsburgh City School District Board of Education voted to establish a girls lacrosse team, six votes to three, at its meeting Thursday night.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed defenseman Logan Monroe to a two-year contract. The transaction is pending league approval.

Monroe recently completed a four-year collegiate career at Canisius College (MAAC), earning All-MAAC First Team honors in 2017 and 2018 and All-MAAC Second Team laurels in 2019. In 60 games with the Griffins, Monroe collected 95 ground balls while adding four assists.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, and assistant coach Connor Buczek '15 guided the U.S. men's lacrosse indoor team to its fifth straight bronze medal at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which wrapped up Saturday in Langley, British Columbia.

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — Back to normal. Months out from his team’s first game of the 2020 season, that’s how University at Albany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr views the status of his program after a couple weeks of fall practices.