September 2019

Monday September 30, 2019 9:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I first met Jim Onacki when he transferred from OCC to Oswego State back around 1980 or so. It might have been my sophomore or even junior year; not exactly certain.

What I do remember still – after almost 40 years – are the laughs… and maybe the best example of a true team player I’ve ever met. That sounds very clichéd, but if you know Jim, you also know that I’m not exaggerating one bit.

from WorldLacrosse.sport

Most Valuable Player: Forward – Cody Jamieson, Iroquois

All-World Team
Forward – Mark Matthews, Canada
Forward – Randy Staats, Iroquois

Transition – Joel White, USA

Defense – Graeme Hossack, Canada
Defense – Kyle Rubisch, Canada

Goalie – Mike Poulin, Canada

President’s Team
Forward – Robert Raittila, Finland
Forward – Matthew Taylor, Australia

Transition – Adrian Balasch, Austria

Defense – David Beckmann, Germany
Defense – Markus Mattila, Finland

Goalie – Craig Wende, Germany

from US Lacrosse Magazine
“Much like the Iroquois, we wanted gold,” coach Regy Thorpe said. “Canada and Iroquois are tough. Iroquois is chasing Canada and we’re chasing both of them. Then other teams are starting to chase us. Everyone is getting better.”

from CollegeCrosse.com
After a well-deserved summer, college lacrosse teams have reconvened to start the academic year. Every team has some new faces in brand new places, while a couple of teams begin to adjust to Division I life. Most programs will play against other teams or against their alumni during the fall, but those games won’t count toward their record. It’s a way to get better at lacrosse as well as getting to know personnel and new styles of play.

from BLaxFive.net
Section Five was well represented in the 2019 Men's Indoor World Championships in September. Penn Yan Head Coach, Brian Hobart, sent along an alumni snapshot taken after the USA team look the bronze medal.

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:15AM
from Hobart Athletics
The 1972 Hobart College lacrosse team will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Hall of Fame on Nov. 1, 2019. The celebration will be held at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, N.Y., beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner and the presentation of the inductees.

from LocalSyr.com
ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Alf Jacques guesses he’s made almost 85,000 lacrosse sticks.

“You see in the tree that lacrosse stick in that tree. You gotta know where it is and how to get it out,” Jacques said.

from TheProvince.com
Iroquois captain Cody Jamieson: “Winning would mean everything. It’s the world championship, it’s our game, it’s something that’s never happened before. It would honestly mean everything".

from The Daily Gazette
LOUDONVILLE — For a little more than three weeks already, the Siena College women’s lacrosse team has conducted fall-ball practices, working to build off the momentum of last spring’s program-best season.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed defenseman/transition player Brent Noseworthy to a two-year deal. The team also signed defensemen Reid Acton and Chukwuemeka Okaeme, and goaltender Joel Watson to one-year deals.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Archbishop Carroll (PA) 2020 midfielder/attackman Zane Walsh of Mesa Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Divsion III lacrosse at SUNY College at Cortland.

Friday September 27, 2019 12:15AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
Cortland State Head Coach Steve Beville shares his oral history from playing for Hall of Fame coach Mike Messer, Shove Park, working lacrosse camps with Hall of Fame coaches such as Dave Urick, and becoming a head coach at 26.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
As soon as the buzzer sounded in Langley Events Centre — signaling the end of the U.S. national team’s 17-3 win over the Czech Republic — there were reminders of what’s to come.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The allowance for free movement by players on a whistle or stoppage of play has been approved for the US Lacrosse Girls’ Youth Rules, beginning in 2020, consistent with the change that was approved earlier for the high school girls’ lacrosse rules in 2020.

Thursday September 26, 2019 12:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Two coaches who've combined for 657 wins, 12 NCAA titles and the two highest winning percentages of any active DI coaches will have their programs square off in a fall scrimmage hosted by SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Oct. 5.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has agreed to two-year deals with forwards Matt Vangalen, Bradley Voigt and Alec Simons; defensemen Dustyn Pratt, Sean Darroch and Tyler Biles; and transition players Carter Badour, Thomas Whitty and Cory Highfield. All transactions are pending league approval.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
From 2009-12, Rashaun Durden (Williamsville East) was one of the finest defensive players in the SUNYAC and proved to be one of the best in SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse history.

Durden grew up in a military family and lived in many different locations. He resided in the South, Germany and later moved to Buffalo. He was always a tough competitor and played many other sports, but primarily soccer and basketball.

Wednesday September 25, 2019 8:00AM
from LocalSyr.com
Lacrosse isn’t just a high school and college sport; it’s also rich in history dating back to the Iroquois Nation and the Central New York Community.

Master Stick Maker Alf Jacques has made it his mission to educate others on the importance of the sport and its origins. Along with stick demonstrations, he will showcase a variety of lacrosse style sticks from box lacrosse, old and new and old fashioned Iroquois sticks at the annual event.

from US Lacrosse
Ever since, in 1986, Starsia convinced a lightly recruited defenseman named Tiffany from Lafayette (N.Y.) High School to play for him at Brown, the pair has been linked.

from he Marist Circle
Just over a year ago, fifth year senior Mike Dedvukaj and Kyle Dizon ‘21 were just teammates on the lacrosse team. Today, they are partners in a streetwear clothing brand with aspirations to land on the shelves of retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Pacsun.

from Inside Lacrosse
I visited three programs in the early stages of the nontraditional season. Each coaching staff was in different years in their tenure at their respective schools. The subtle contrast in style was a reflection of that. Like all collegiate coaches, these three staffs led with their heart and were passionate about their student-athletes. These two values are the common thread between all collegiate coaches across the country.

from LaxAllStars.com
In a unique edition of Lacrosse Classified, Evan and Jake are taping at the same location for the first time ever as they are both at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Langley, BC. Jim Scherr and Blaze Riorden join us on the show.

Tuesday September 24, 2019 8:30AM
from BLaxFive.net
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome new Hall of Famemembers with the induction of John Natti, Jim Paris, Carly Richlin, Ben Wineburg and the 1972 Hobart Mens Team as the class of 2019. The 26th Annual US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 1st at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.

from Canisius Athletics
"We are excited to add this group of young men to the program, they represent the growth of lacrosse hailing from eight different states and two provinces," Miyashita said. "Throughout the recruiting process, each of their lacrosse talent was demonstrated on the field, but more importantly their character and commitment to being a student-athlete and a positive member to the Canisius community showed. Our staff and returners look forward to having them on the field and making contributions to the program for the next four years."

from US Lacrosse Magazine
LANGLEY, British Columbia — The United States put up its best offensive showing of the tournament in a 22-3 victory over England at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship on Monday evening.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The most veteran player on the U.S. offense with seven years of NLL experience, Resetarits is the leader of the unit. He’s the straw that stirs the drink. His vision and skilled passing have helped U.S. shooters earn better looks at the cage game after game.

Monday September 23, 2019 8:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
My junior high, JV, and varsity lacrosse coaches were all Cortland State alums; so was my college coach. The odds of you having a former Red Dragon as one of your coaches are pretty darn good, too. I first heard SUNY Cortland being referred to as the “The Cradle of Lacrosse Coaches” years ago, and if you think about it, the reputation is not only well-deserved, but probably just as legitimate today as it was a decade or two ago.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
On a clear afternoon along the banks of the Delaware River with the temperature in the mid 80s, the Whipsnakes outlasted the Redwoods 12-11 in overtime to claim the inaugural PLL Championship. The ninth overtime game of PLL season was arguably its most exciting.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
LANGLEY, British Columbia — The United States put together a dramatic late rally, but the Iroquois Nationals held on for an 11-10 victory during pool play at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship at the Langley Events Centre.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It took a moment for the U.S. indoor national team to shake off the ending of Saturday night.

A moment to move past a dramatic finish that saw the U.S. have a final possession to send a round-robin battle with the Iroquois Nationals to overtime, only to have a Connor Buczek shot stopped by goalie Warren Hill.

Warren Hill to Tehoka Nanticoke
from @LaxSporsNet

from Sports Illustrated
HARRISON, N.J. – A boy with scrawny arms and knees so bony they remind me of bookends stands, half-hidden behind his father’s right knee, with a stick as tall as he is in his hands. Draped in a bright summer sky blue Atlas jersey that swallows his small shoulders, the child can’t be more than four. Five letters—R-A-B-I-L—live on the back of his jersey, but the writing is so wide on his fragile frame that the ‘R’ and the ‘L’ drip off his shoulders.

from Inside Lacrosse
It was all Archers from the get-go, 25-7, over Atlas inside Talen Energy Stadium. The tangible outcome: They will pick first in next year’s PLL Collegiate Draft. Who that player will be remains to be seen —and there are several players in the mix as opposed to one clear-cut top star— and they could join last year’s top pick in Pat Spencer, who used a fifth year to play basketball at Northwestern.

Saturday September 21, 2019 8:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team is breaking out a new brand of helmet this season at the expense of an old friend.

The school has left its partnership with Liverpool-based Cascade in favor of a pact with STX. STX, which makes Nike-branded gear, has long supplied the Orange with other equipment such as sticks, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, etc.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Championship weekend is here, on NBC and in the homes of over a hundred million people. The biggest stage lacrosse has ever seen. From June 1, when the Premier Lacrosse League busted onto the scene with access never seen before, we’ve had it all, from blockbuster trades to overtime thrillers. For the last time this season, we’ll witness the best players in the world strap up and battle to make their mark on history.

from the Buffalo News
Three recent WNY high school graduates have been named to St. Bonaventure’s men’s lacrosse roster for the upcoming seasons, the school announced Friday.

from The Utica Observer Dispatch
Former Herkimer County Community College lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum will be honored by his alma mater on Saturday, Oct. 5 during a Lacrosse Legends Club Dinner — as part of the inaugural SUNY Cortland Lacrosse Legacy Club induction weekend.

from the Rochester Knighthawks

from US Lacrosse
LANGLEY, British Columbia — Fueled by a strong transition game, the United States beat Israel 18-10 to pick up its first victory at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship at the Langley Events Centre. One night after being held to just six goals in its opening game against Canada, the U.S. offense got on track, ignited by a tremendous hustle play from Joel White.

Friday September 20, 2019 10:30AM

from Canisius Athletics
Former graduate assistant Brianne Arthur will move into a volunteer coaching position with the team while still pursuing her degree at Canisius.

"We are thrilled to have Casey join our staff. She will immediately make a positive impact on our student-athletes and help them reach their individual and team goals," said Daley. "Casey's passion for the sport of lacrosse is second to none and she brings that passion with her every single day. She is a dedicated individual and always brings her best in everything that she does."

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Whipsnakes attackman Matt Rambo, who leads the Premier Lacrosse League in points (42) and assists (23), was named the inaugural PLL MVP in an awards ceremony Thursday night. Rambo edged finalists Connor Fields (Chaos) and Tom Schreiber (Archers) for the honor, named after football and lacrosse legend Jim Brown.

The PLL announced the award winners and posted videos of their acceptance speeches on social media. Teammate of the Year winner Mark Glicini’s speech tribute to the late Jimmy Regan, for whom the award is named, resonated especially.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
LANGLEY, British Columbia — Four-time world champion Canada used a stifling defense to beat the United States 16-6 in the opening round of pool play at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Canada, the only champion in the history of the quadrennial event that was first played in 2003, poured in seven goals in the first quarter to seize control of the game early.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse’s footprint in pro lacrosse expanded earlier this week when four former Orange players were picked in the National Lacrosse League draft.

Tyson Bomberry (New York), Brad McKinney (New York), Bradley Voigt (Rochester) and Austin Fusco (Philadelphia) all got tickets to join the indoor league.


Thursday September 19, 2019 9:45AM
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Cutia, who earned a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 1999 and a master's degree from UNLV in 2006, was a four-year member of the Orange lacrosse team. A two-time All-American and senior captain with more than 100 career goals, Cutia participated in four NCAA Div. I "final fours" during his Syracuse career. Following his senior year, he was selected to compete in the North/South Senior All-Star game.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Regy Thorpe and the U.S. indoor national team coaching staff have made adjustments to the official roster ahead of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, British Columbia. Thorpe added two names — David Emala and Adam Osika — to the 23-man roster that will kick off play in the world championship on Thursday night against host Canada at Langley Events Centre.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. indoor team is comprised of a veteran core mixed with a group of newcomers, adding to the depth of talent in the American system. Here are players to watch as Team USA prepares to hit the floor in Langley, British Columbia, for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:30AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Blaze Riorden’s father, Mike, got his son involved in lacrosse at age 4. He started as an attackman and within a couple years, he had a shot that struck fear into goalies around Fairport Youth Lacrosse (N.Y.).

That fear extended to his teammates.

from Syracuse Athletics
Katelyn Mashewske from Rush-Henrietta High School (N.Y.) is ranked 30th among incoming freshman, while Bianca Chevarie from the Everest Academy (Ontario) is ranked No. 35. Chevarie helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in August, and both played in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game in June.

from US Lacrosse Rochester
Sunday, December 8, 2019: The Level 1 curriculum is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. You’ll acquire the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages.

from Syracuse Athletics
An annual highlight of the fall, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team will host alumni weekend from Oct. 18-20 in Syracuse. Headlined by the Orange Alumni Classic and an intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, the annual weekend features numerous events to get members of the Syracuse lacrosse family back together.

from Syracuse.com
“They’re too long and it’s not like we lengthened it with all this exciting action,” said Cornell coach Jenny Graap. “We want to get on TV. We want exposure. We want fans to appreciate the games.”

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Taken with the team’s only first round pick of the night, 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.

Draft Results

from the Buffalo Bandits
With the 12th pick of the draft, the Bandits selected defenseman/transition player Brent Noseworthy. Noseworthy (6’4”, 220 lbs., 2/6/1996) spent four seasons (2016 to 2019) playing collegiate lacrosse at the University of Michigan, recording a total of 119 points (102+17) in 45 games played.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
As the Redwoods and Whipsnakes prepare to go head to head for the first-ever PLL Championship, here are eight things you need to keep an eye on.

from the San Diego Seals
(SAN DIEGO, CA – September 17, 2019) – The San Diego Seals announced today that the team has acquired the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft from the Georgia Swarm in exchange for forward Zach Miller (Steamburg NY/Hill Academy), pending league approval.

from The Olean Times Herald
The third annual Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival takes place this weekend at two local sites, bringing lacrosse players from as young as the third/fourth grade division to the 30-plus and 45-plus-year-old “Master “Divisions,” mostly from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada.

from Two Row Times
With 73 points, Lyle Thompson is just 5 points shy of earning Rob Pannell’s MLL single-season record while playing for the Bayhawks. Thomspon’s goal point average while playing against Denver tallies 5.67 PPG, bringing him to break two Bayhawks franchise records en route to their 11-10 win against the Outlaws.

Tuesday September 17, 2019 9:45AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Big Red's four honorees, which make up a third of the Cornell men's lacrosse class of 2023, features two top-15, five-star recruits in Michael Long and Angelo Petrakis. Four-star recruits Aiden Blake and Frank Ciniglio also earned a spot on Inside Lacrosse's list.

from Inside Lacrosse
Five Upstate players among IL's Men's top 100 incoming freshman.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Sydney Pirreca left her home on Long Island one day in late July headed for a vacation in Greece.

She took that trip alright, but minutes before she boarded the plane Gary Gait checked in out of the blue with an unexpected twist on her summer travel itinerary. Gait wanted to offer Pirreca a surprise ticket to the world of coaching Division I women’s lacrosse.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Starting the season at 4-0 with three overtime wins in a row was a bit of fools gold. We were 4-0 but also four goals away from being 0-4 and I understood how little the margin for error was in this extremely competitive league. Ending the first half of the season at 4-1 put us in the driver seat for a 1or 2 seed come playoff time.

That’s when we stumbled.

Monday September 16, 2019 9:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I wrote a few weeks ago about my ultimate RTD experience – kicking it up a notch from journeys to NCAA lacrosse games at Upstate NY colleges and field and box lacrosse tournaments all over the country to… well, Prague, the Czech Republic – or more specifically, Radotin, a small city on the outskirts of Prague.

from the Iroquois Nationals

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Regy Thorpe, the captain of the 2007 U.S. team and the general manager/head coach for the National Lacrosse League’s New York Riptide, will be the head coach for the U.S. team, which is one of the most experienced box teams the country has ever fielded. Sixteen of the 23 players on the U.S. roster played in the NLL in the 2018-19 season.

Saturday September 14, 2019 9:30AM
from Ohio High School Athletic Association
When more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a recent national survey what they like least about their job, 62.3% said it was “dealing with aggressive parents and adult fans.”

And the men and women who wear the black and white stripes agree. In fact, almost 80% of officials quit after the first two years on the job, and unruly parents are cited as the reason why. As a result, there is a growing shortage of high school officials here in Ohio, and in some sports like wrestling, swimming, and track and field, the shortage is severe. No officials means no more games.

12:15AM
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
A full weekend of alumni activities, with social events, fall scrimmages (Cortland vs. NY Tech, Friday a 6PM and Syracuse vs. Denver, Saturday at 7:30P), alumni game, youh clinic, golf outing, and the Lacrosse Legends Club Dinner celebrating the following individuals as they are recognized for their contributions to the sport of lacrosse. You can read their bios here.

Joseph A. Cuozzo '59
Michael A. Messere '66
William G. Tierney '73
David J. Urick '70
Paul Wehrum '72

Weekend Events Timeline

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse coach Rick Berkman has named Brandon Myron (La Salle Institute) as an assistant coach for the 2020 season. Myron replaces two-year assistant Lindsey Pound '16, who is now the assistant coach for Guilford College (N.C.).

from the Premier Lacrosse League
It is now officially do or die. Win or go home.

By Saturday night, two teams’ seasons will be over, forced into a mid-round pick and an unsuccessful end to their inaugural season. Awaiting the two winners are the winners from last week, Whipsnakes and Atlas, who punched their ticket to their own championships with victories in Round 1.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Head Lacrosse Coach Greg Raymond has launched the Hobart Lacrosse Podcast. Now preparing for his seventh season at the Colleges, Raymond discussed Statesmen lacrosse with veteran radio broadcaster Ted Baker.

Friday September 13, 2019 9:45AM
from Penn Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – Mike Abbott (Nottingham) has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the University of Pennsylvania men's lacrosse team as announced by Mike Murphy, the James H. Greene, Jr. Head Coach of the Quakers.

from Syracuse.com
Dordevic, a sophomore midfielder, is returning from a washed out 2019 that he missed because of a broken right foot. Ever since he returned to school in mid-summer he’s spent practically every minute of free time working out on his own at Manley Field House or the Ensley Athletic Center.

from Niagara Athletics
"I am extremely excited to welcome Jamie to Niagara University and our Purple Eagle lacrosse family," said Stone. "She brings a wealth of coaching experience, in addition to a stellar playing career at Louisville. We are fortunate to have someone with such a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game on staff, and she will make an immediate impact on our program. I look forward to working with her both on and off the field."

from Front Office Sports
As the PLL’s inaugural season heads for its first championship game, NBC executives are already planning how to make it bigger and better in 2020, according to Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN.

from the Rochester Knighhawks
The National Lacrosse League announced today the Rochester Knighthawks’ schedule for the 2019-20 regular season. Rochester will open its inaugural NLL campaign on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m. against the Georgia Swarm at The Blue Cross Arena.

from the Buffalo Bandis
The National Lacrosse League today announced the Buffalo Bandits’ schedule for the 2019-20 NLL regular season. The Bandits will open their season at home on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Key Bank Center against the San Diego Seals, marking the first time the two franchises have faced off in Buffalo.

from The Wilson Post
Sports were life growing up, especially lacrosse: “Occasionally when I go back home, I’ll see some guys with some sticks and I’ll miss it. I actually was lucky enough to pick up a stick when I went home and just throw the ball around with some friends. Especially when the college season comes around, I see my dad’s team playing, I’m good friends with a lot of guys.

from Cornell Athletics
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Milliman and his staff at Cornell," said [Paolo]Ciferri (Ithaca HS / Syracuse). "The history and tradition of Big Red Lacrosse has always been evident to me through my mother, Lyn Reitenbach '85, and two uncles, Keith Reitenbach '78 and Bruce Reitenbach '82, who all attended Cornell and played lacrosse. It's a privilege to join such a hard-working and dedicated team, and I am looking forward to getting started."

from Syracuse.com
The Orange will meet Denver at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at SUNY-Cortland. The Pioneers won the 2015 NCAA Tournament and are coming off a 10-5 season.

Legendary Denver coach Bill Tierney played at Cortland and will be honored as part of festivities that weekend.

from the NCAA
Starting with the 2020 season, the new arc will extend 6 feet from the center of the goal line to the goal lines extended. NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee members think this adjustment will address concerns raised by head coaches and officials in the most recently completed men’s lacrosse rules survey.

The panel also approved a rule change to help protect players from commotio cordis, an often-lethal disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart at a critical time during the cycle of a heartbeat.

from BLaxFive.net
The Eagles are one of the most storied teams in the section with teams dating back to 1959.

Thursday September 12, 2019 9:30AM
from The Daily Orange
Fresh off appearing on 2019’s Tewaaraton Award Watch List for the Florida Gators, Sydney Pirreca will transition into coaching after being named an assistant coach for Syracuse women’s lacrosse. The move comes after Regy Thorpe announced he was leaving the Orange after last season to coach and manage New York’s NLL team.

from Canisius Athletics
"I am excited to welcome back Dan Coates to Main Street as our new volunteer assistant," Miyashita said. "Since his time here at Canisius, Dan has continued to represent our program at the highest levels as a first-round NLL draft pick and eventual captain of the Colorado Mammoth, in the professional field lacrosse scene in both the MLL and PLL and on the international stage as a Team Canada member that won a world championship in 2014 and 2015."

from SUNY Oswego Athletics
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women's lacrosse team has released its 2020 slate, featuring 16 regular-season contests. Of those 16 contests, half will be played at home, with the Lakers hosting eight games at Laker Turf Stadium. Oswego's final nine contests of the regular season will be against State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponents.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
For the first time in Major League Lacrosse history, the league is giving fans a say in the selection of its regular season awards. Fans can vote for their favorite players and coaches for six of the regular season awards as many times as they wish through Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. EST. The fan voting will be combined with voting from the league’s coaches and general managers.

With every individual eligible to vote, here is my take on which individuals will take home the hardware.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:30AM
from US Lacrosse
Roc E6, a member of the US Lacrosse Urban Lacrosse Alliance (ULA) based in the Rochester, N.Y. area, had the opportunity to participate in the Shootout for Soldiers event at Canadaigua Academy in late July.

“It creates exposure for the young men and young women who are in our program that typically would not be able to participate in things like this, not have this experience to be in this beautiful setting, this wonderful environment,” said London Booker, vice president of E6. “Not only be exposed to competition, but exposed to the laughter and the fun side of lacrosse.”

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport is excited to announce our one-day boys Prospect Camp for interested graduates in the 2020 and 2021 class.

The camp, hosted on Bob Boozer Field/Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium will take place on Sunday October 13, 2019. The one-day event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Based on number of registered players and weather, daily schedule could change. Deadline to register will be October 2, 2019.

from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – Colgate head coach Matt Karweck has announced the hiring of Jon Sax to his men's lacrosse coaching staff. Sax joins the Raiders from his alma mater, Tufts, where he was the defensive coordinator for the last three seasons. During his time on the staff, Tufts posted a combined 50-10 record and made three NCAA tournament appearances. The Jumbos won NESCAC titles in 2018 and 2019, going a combined 18-2 in conference play those two years.

from Peter Lasagna / Inside Lacrosse
Peter Lasagna's piece below was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Inside Lacrosse magazine. IL has republished it every Sept. 11 since.

John O’Neill will never forget his first glimpse of Eamon McEneaney. It was the fall of 1971. John’s favored Massapequa football team traveled to Floral Park, N.Y., to face rival Sewanhaka. O’Neill’s squad wound its way through a riotous home crowd of purple and gold and took the field for warmups.

from the Wooden Stick Festival
Deyhontsigwa’ehs/lacrosse was born on the shores of Onondaga Lake over 1,000 years ago.

Deyhontsigwa’ehs/lacrosse played an integral role in establishing the Great Law of Peace and uniting the five original (now six) nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. More than a game, Deyhontsigwa’ehs/lacrosse is a game of peace that is also known as “The Creator’s Game” and “The Medicine Game” along with many other names.

Tuesday September 10, 2019 11:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The 2019 Team USA Fall Classic, set for Oct. 18-20 at US Lacrosse headquarters, will feature the world’s top international teams, two reigning NCAA champions and some of the top young players in Canada and the United States.

A total of 12 teams will be playing 16 games over the course of the weekend. Tickets for the Fall Classic will go on sale later this week. Here’s the schedule for the weekend:

from Cleveland St. Athletics
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State University head men's lacrosse coach Andy German announced the addition of Nick Acquaviva (CNS / OCC) as assistant coach Monday afternoon.

Monday September 9, 2019 11:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
The following piece is another update of a previous Road Trip Dad article dated 9/10/12, the first year of RTD’s existence. The older RTD articles are no longer available in the archives, so I’m guessing – and hoping – I have readers today that I didn’t have seven years ago. Please forgive me for revisiting this piece, but these stories need to be told and re-told...

from WWNYTV.com
CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - There are currently only two wheelchair lacrosse teams in the state, but folks in Canton hope to create a third. Rich Randall coaches one of those two teams, the Buffalo Bandits. He was tired of not having local teams to compete with.

from Cornell University

from NLL.com
PHILADELPHIA, September 9, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League announces details for the 2019-20 season, which include divisional realignment, playoff format and schedule type after the addition of two expansion teams and new market Halifax. The league will feature 13 teams in the upcoming season after fielding 11 last year.

from The Capital Gazette
Anne Arundel County native Pat March was recently named offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse program. March grew up in Glen Burnie and played multiple sports at Mount St. Joseph before continuing his lacrosse career at Roanoke College.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Unlike typical playoff formats, fans didn’t have to wait until the Championship game to see the Top 2 teams in the league battle with playoff intensity. Whipsnakes and Chaos rounded out the first round to decide who would go straight to Philadelphia for the Championship and who would meet Redwoods in New York for the semifinals.

Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30AM
from US Laxcrosse Magazine
The winners of the six awards will be announced live during the broadcast of the event. Winners will be selected through a combination of the fan vote and voting by current MLL coaches and general managers. The MLL Honors presented by New Balance falls between the MLL Semifinals, set to be held October 4th at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the campus of the University of Denver, and the MLL Championship Game, set for October 6th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. The MLL semi-final and Championship games will all be nationally broadcast on ESPN2.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
No more playoff scenarios to contemplate, no more score differential left to calculate. Entering the first playoff game in Premier Lacrosse League history the No. 3 seed Archers (5-5) and No. 4 Redwoods (5-5) shared a singular goal. Win and advance.

Friday September 6, 2019 10:45AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
IMG Lacrosse Coach, Syracuse Alum, and Hall of Famer Tom Marechek is one of the greatest finishers of all time and was a human highlight film. Marechek is the fifth leading college goal scorers in lacrosse history with 182 goals, a four-time All-American, and he played professional indoor and outdoor lacrosse. We unpack is lacrosse journey which began in Canada and launching a lacrosse startup and more today on the Fred Opie Watch the unabridged Facebook Live Interview on Fred's page.

from Platform Lacrosse
Platform Lacrosse Academy will be holding a FREE Open House and Skills Combine Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm at The Ultimate Goal in Marcellus, NY. We will be giving live training demonstrations to any coaches and players interested as well as showing off everything we have in store for the coming year. This is especially important for Faceoff Athletes and Goalies. We will be demonstrating our exact tactics for training and why they are so important. So if you are local coach or athlete stop to see how this can impact this season. Coach Kevin Donahue fresh off of retirement from Syracuse University will be heading the charge with our Faceoff and Goalie groups. Dylan Donahue will be talking shooting training.

from the Premier Lacrosse League

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius women's lacrosse head coach Allison Daley has announced the addition of 12 newcomers to the roster for the upcoming season. The group includes 11 freshmen and one transfer.

Nine from Upstate NY and two from Omtario.

from World Lacrosse

Bill Hardy

named as an official for 2019 World Indorr Championships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Tanner Burns, A, Jamesville-DeWitt/Orange Crush and Ryan McGorry, M, St. Joseph's/SweetLax added to IL's four-star ratings.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and Roots Box Lacrosse have teamed up again to offer a second season of the Roots Youth Box Lacrosse League (YBLL). Rochester’s premier youth box lacrosse league, the eight-week program offers a unique experience with a strong focus on teaching the fundamentals of the box game as well as gaining game experience.

from Genesee Country Express
Dan Yonts, 1996 Boys Lacrosse Team among the inductees for 2019.

Thursday September 5, 2019 10:45AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Enthusiasts of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 18th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, to be held Saturday, Sept. 7. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, Sept. 6-8.

from US Lacrosse
Rarely in this space have I continued a theme from a previous edition.

Then again, rarely have I received such widespread and impassioned response as I have to the subject (“Why Officials Quit”) addressed in the July/August edition.

from BLaxFive.net
The Greece Central School District is looking for a Head Varsity Coach. The Storm is a combined team, with players from al four schools.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The Kiski School (PA) 2020 LSM Caleb Commandant of Evolve Elite Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Tech.

Wednesday September 4, 2019 9:45AM
from NunesMagician.com
March has spent the last three seasons with the Tigers, ranking in the top 10 in scoring offense in each of those years. He’s also spent time at Vermont, Dickinson, and Roanoke, his alma mater. This summer, March has been the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Blaze in Major League Lacrosse, working with head coach and Orange alum Liam Banks.

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has named a total of 88 players to its inaugural USA Select teams. Twenty-two players were named to the four teams, representing boys and girls at the U15 and U17 levels.

The lone Upstate player chosen was Gracie Britton, A, from Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) and the Ethix lacrosse club.

from AuburnPub.com
The only remaining Oneida Indian Nation lacrosse stick maker will demonstrate the process Friday at the Schweinfurth Art Center.

Ron Patterson, an Oneida Turtle Clan member, follows the ritual of asking the creator for help picking the right tree in the forest, then steaming and bending the wood into a traditional lacrosse stick shape.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
LOS ANGELES, CA. (September 3, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today the finalists for each of the league’s fourteen inaugural awards. The nominees were voted upon by the Players and Coaches and the final winners will be selected by the Lacrosse Advisory Board, Media and PLL Front Office. The award winners will be announced the night of September 19th at a formal ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Shoreham Wading River (NY) 2020 defenseman/LSM Nick Cacciola of Team 91 Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Hartwick College.

Tuesday September 3, 2019 9:45AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I’ve already covered the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. I wrote an RTD piece devoted to high school lacrosse players competing in fall sports. But I’ve never addressed college seniors as they returned to their respective campuses for maybe the last time . . . until now.

from Hobart / William Smith Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges will offer free admission to all regular season contests during the 2019-20 academic year. Previously, HWS charged admission for Hobart football, Hobart hockey, William Smith hockey and Hobart lacrosse.

Due to NCAA regulations, fans will still be required to purchase a ticket to tournament games.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Harriton High School (PA) 2020 midfield/attack Lucy Dwyer of Quaker City has made a commitment to the admissions process at Cornell University.

Monday September 2, 2019 9:45AM
from BLaxFive.net
Brighton rising senior attackman Lukas Stanat has recently announced his commitment to play lacrosse at Princeton University after his graduation in 2020.

from BLaxFive.net
This fall, Harvest Lacrosse is collaborating with the United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy.