April 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020 11:15AM

from StarGazette.com
At the beginning of March we were all amped up, ready to start all the while hearing the possibilities of the coronavirus and what could happen. After seven days of practice the word came we were closed and now we have been in a holding pattern as extensions on the closure keep coming. We are meeting weekly through Google and doing online activities, but the doubt is the hard part for this special group.

from Diamondback News
Griffin Brown, John Geppert and Justin Shockey were high school teammates, starring for the Landon School in Bethesda. Brown eventually committed to Colgate, where he quickly became one of the top players in the Patriot League. Geppert and Shockey, meanwhile, took their talents to College Park.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Emma Weaver
High school: G. Ray Bodley (Fulton, NY)
Grad year: 2021
Position: Attack
Grad year: 2021
Club Team: Gait Lacrosse Club

Hope everyone is hanging in there. Platform Lacrosse Academy wishes everyone the best and we are excited to hit the ground running when it is safe to return.

Wednesday April 29, 2020 11:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Three-time All-American Connor Buczek '15, who has served on the Big Red coaching staff since his graduation, has been named the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University for the 2021 season. In addition, Jordan Stevens '15 will remain on staff and be promoted to the Mario St. George Boiardi Associate Head Coach.

from NYSPHSAA.org
Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of the 2020 spring state championship events. The impacted events are boys and girls track & field, boys tennis, softball, baseball, golf and both boys and girls lacrosse state championships scheduled to be held between June 4th – 13th.

from NFHS.org
Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
As the Syracuse women lit up the scoreboard in this shortened 2020 season, its stingy defense held steady. Opponents averaged just seven goals per game against the Orange’s No. 1 ranked defense.

from the Buffalo News
The Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund announced Tuesday that this year’s banquet celebrating the best in Western New York high school lacrosse has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We remain hopeful that there will be a spring high school sports season and that we can present the awards in a less formal setting,” committee co-chairman Bob DiCesare said in a statement.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
On a team that boasts nine Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans and the No. 6 scoring offense, the midfield still stood out. Trimboli and Curry each earned first-team All-American honors. Redshirt-sophomore Tucker Dordevic received honorable mention distinction. They can all create their own shots. Trimboli led all midfielders in the country with 3.4 goals per game, and the unit was on pace for a historic spring after averaging 10.2 points through five games.

from Inside Lacrosse
As always, keep in mind that entering the transfer portal is only an expression of interest, not a commitment. Those who’ve entered and are able to return to their current institution may still do so. Among those who may not are players from Yale, Princeton and Harvard, as well as players from colleges without graduation school options that suit their needs.

Monday April 27, 2020 10:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Milliman takes over the Blue Jays after three years at Cornell, just like Johns Hopkins’ last coach. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he was promoted to the position of Richard M. Moran head coach of Cornell after spending one season as the interim.

from Inside Lacrosse
He is the outsider. He doesn't know the fight song. He can't name the buildings on campus. He can't recite the years of Blue Jay national championships. His resume boasts one NCAA Tournament win.

40th Anniversary of Mark Serron's 100-point Season
from SUNY Oswego Athletics

from Syracuse.com
Turns out that Zaferakis has skills that go beyond stopping shots. He’s also pretty good at making videos, so much so that he wants to pursue a career in the animation/movie/commercial business.

from ArkansasRazorbacks.com
“My favorite memory as an athlete is when I was a senior at Syracuse, I was fortunate enough to play in the final four and win a national championship,” said Bill Dirrigl. “The men’s lacrosse tournament is played over Memorial Day weekend and the championship is played on a Monday. At the conclusion of the game and everyone had left the locker I just sat there. My head coach came over to me and I told him I didn’t want to leave. And he said you’re an All American, you’re the team captain and you just won the national championship… go enjoy your family.”

Saturday April 25, 2020 10:45AM
from Davidson Athletics
[Christine] Molinari earned her biology degree from Davidson two years ago after starting 48 games in four years. An attacker, she scored 73 goals as a Wildcat, including 31 her senior year, and her 61 career assists rank fourth in program history. She was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship team in 2018 and received the team's Wildcat Award.

Molinari is a patient care technician in the emergency room at Rochester's Highland Hospital, where she's the first person to treat those who come through the door, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or the typical kinds of emergencies that haven't stopped during the pandemic.

from Mercyhurst Athletics
ERIE, Pa. - The Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team who unfortunately had their season cut short due to things beyond their control would like to take some time to honor their ten seniors from the Class of 2020. These individuals have helped the Lakers to post a 41-12 overall mark with a 16-3 record in G-MAC action. This group has also made three G-MAC title games (one win) and one trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament (2019). Here is the Class of 2020: Benjamin Smith-Wilcox, Kevin Looney, Austin Robare, James Wittmeyer, Quinton Vargo, Justin Sale, Will Agate, Zach Lorenz, Dan Kritkausky, Mike Wtulich.

from Syracuse Athletics
The senior captain, who led all midfielders nationally with 3.4 goals per game during the shortened 2020 season announced that he would return for a fifth year after the NCAA's ruling that spring sport student-athletes impacted by their seasons being halted due to COVID-19 could retain their eligibility from the year.

from Inside Lacrosse
ILWomen contributors and members of lacrosse media were tasked with choosing the season's top 12 attackers, nine midfielders, 12 defenders, top three draw specialists, and top three goalies. Honorable mention selections were chosen based on players who received multiple votes, but did not accrue the totals of the first, second, or third honorees.

from US Lacrosse
As a Native American, Andrew Lee has understood the importance of lacrosse since very early in life. “For us, as Haudenosaunee people, we really view lacrosse as a gift from the Creator,” he said. “It’s a medicine game and a game that promotes healing. It’s a game that we play to please our Creator.”

A former collegiate player at Hamilton (N.Y.) College, Lee spent a decade in corporate America. That experience reinforced for him the importance of inclusion.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Miller Place 2021 ATT/MF Doherty commits to SUNY College at Oneonta

Thursday April 23, 2020 10:45AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
D&M Editor's note: Kyra Lucey is in her fourth season as a member of the Pittsford girls lacrosse team. Lucey, a senior attack scored 33 goals and added seven assists as the Panthers reached the state semifinals in 2019. A first-team all-league selection in lacrosse last season and a two-time All-Greater Rochester choice in field hockey, Lucey carried a 95 academic average and plans to continue her education and play lacrosse at Colgate University in the fall.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse lacrosse team had one of the deepest and most entertaining offenses in the country this spring, one that earned a well-deserved spotlight. But at the other end of the field, SU’s defense more than held up its end of the bargain in helping the team to a 5-0 mark and a ranking of No. 1 at the time the season was cancelled because of the coronavirus. The Orange allowed 9.4 goals per game in 2020, a figure that tied it for 11th among Division I schools.

from Oswego County News
FULTON — Emma Weaver recalls being uncertain her first few games at the varsity level. Then a freshman at G. Ray Bodley High School, Weaver was on a Fulton girls lacrosse team that was brimming with talent. Some of those Red Raiders went on to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at the University at Albany, the University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac.

from Inside Lacrosse
She will go down as one of the top players ever at a Syracuse program renown for having great attackers. This year, her performances in the key minutes in late games earns her ILWomen Clutch Player of the Year.

from On the Block
oday Brent talked to Syracuse Lacrosse player Emily Hawryschuk and Bills beat writer Matt Parrino

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:30AM
from News10.com

from the Brantford Expositor
Bianca Chevarie’s freshman season with Syracuse University’s women’s lacrosse team was a success despite being cut short by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Brantford native played in all eight of the Orange’s games this spring before the season was cancelled. After coming off the bench in her first four games, the 19-year-old became a starter for her last four when a teammate was injured

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. ? The Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team was supposed to be traveling to and preparing to play in the the ACC Tournament this week. Instead, head coach Gary Gait’s team can only sit and wait for their beloved sport to return as coronavirus keeps sports on hold.

Monday April 20, 2020 10:45PM
from US Lacrosse
Due to the nationwide disruption of the high school lacrosse season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, US Lacrosse is postponing the 2020 High School Awards Program until further notice. This suspension includes both the boys’ and girls’ high school All-America Award and All-Academic Award, as well as the other annual awards that are part of the program.

from Inside Lacrosse
The 2020 DIII IL All-Freshman team was a blast to put together. Through a typical season, the list of freshmen making huge gameday impact always grows. As more of the class becomes comfortable with both their on- and off-field duties, their roles on the field grow and so does their ability to execute that role.

from WWNYTV.com
CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - He was one of the most successful coaches in Section 3 Boys Lacrosse history. Now, former Carthage coach, Kirk Ventiquattro has taken on a new venture during this pandemic: hoping to make a difference through social media.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The IWLCA announced that all 2020 IWLCA Recruiting Tournaments have been cancelled due to the risks presented by COVID-19. These IWLCA events include the Champions Cup (VA) and New England Cup (MA) scheduled in June, the Midwest Cup (IL) and Capital Cup (MD) scheduled in July, and the Presidents Cup and Debut scheduled in November (FL). The IWLCA has directed its tournament event management company, Corrigan Sports Enterprises, to cancel these events and issue refunds to all registered teams.

The official statement

IWLCA provides clarity

Saturday April 18, 2020 10:45AM

from Syracuse.com
“Emily’s like my sister. We do everything together," Goldstock said Friday night. "When this all happened, I think I was just as stressed as Emily but I had to pretend like I wasn’t because she would call me freaking out all the time . . ."

from NNY360.com
CANTON — Area senior athletes who play spring sports at SUNY Canton are still trying to figure out their futures as they ponder the idea of coming back next spring for another crack at their senior seasons after the COVID-19 coronavirus caused this season to be canceled.

from The Saratogian
BALLSTON SPA, NY - David Rodak used to be "The Dog" on the football field. The linebacker, defensive end and strong safety always thought he was going to play football in college, but that all changed in January when he committed to Seton Hill University to play lacrosse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Four head coaches from meaningfully different programs, all of whom have attained success, each of whom has a distinct relationship to former Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala — they share their thoughts on the news and the role he played in their personal and professional lives.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Steamboat Springs (CO) 2020 attack Riley Schott of Summit Lacrosse has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.

Friday April 17, 2020 9:45AM
from The Daily Orange
Mellen announced his decision to forgo a sixth year of eligibility and leave Syracuse in an Instagram post Monday. In a Zoom press conference Thursday, he said the effects of COVID-19 made the already hard choice even more frustrating.

from Syracuse.com
Johnson has teamed with two of his college lacrosse teammate at Tufts, Holden Rosen Grupp and Frank Hattler, to set up a website designed to raise money for organizations across the country fighting this battle. Specifically, the trio is asking their young adult peers to consider donating as much of their stimulus checks as possible.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Any time the Gary Gait lacrosse story is told, fans reminisce about the days watching him dazzle at Syracuse and in Major League Lacrosse. His skills on the lacrosse field were unmatched, and his highlights still circulate on social media today.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Whether it is confusion or laughter, Coach Taylor and her catchy one-liners have taught me a great deal about lacrosse, leadership and life. For this blog, I have chosen a few of my favorites to share with you that have really resonated with me as a person and as an assistant coach.

from Inside Lacrosse
One of my favorite parts about Championship Weekend, and the NCAA Tournament as a whole, is that time and time again we are introduced to the 'underrated players' who make play after play that ultimately help their team win.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has launched a "#LaxAtHome" landing page, a central resource with digital offerings for lacrosse players, coaches, officials and parents. Since the shutdown of on-field activities due to health concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, US Lacrosse has expanded its own digital offerings and worked with its partners and colleagues to help deliver content to the lacrosse community.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Hoosick Falls 2020 attackman/midfielder Zach Cahill of Catamount Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at The Sage Colleges.

Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:15AM
from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – The 2020 collegiate lacrosse seasons didn't end the way anyone wanted. Thousands of student-athletes saw their spring cut short by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and it was a crushing blow.

But as part of this week's National Student-Athlete Day recognition, the Colgate men's and women's lacrosse teams chose to do their part to fight cancer and help those who might be especially susceptible to the current virus.

from the Baltimore Sun
Hopkins will interview a lot of candidates soon, possibly Scott Marr from Albany, Drexel’s Brian Voelker, Hofstra’s Seth Tierney, Hobart’s Greg Raymond and Towson’s Shawn Nadelen (Rush Henrietta), who is considered the favorite.

Monday April 13, 2020 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- College lacrosse’s top free agent could be mulling the option of bringing his talents to Syracuse. According to reports, Princeton senior attack Michael Sowers has put his name in the transfer portal, freeing him up for a move to a new school.

from CNYCentral.com

from News10.com
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Juggling full college courses while playing a sport is challenging enough, try balancing full courses and playing two sports. Shenendehowa grad Kendra Harbinger is one of the few dual-sport athletes at UAlbany, looking to inspire others who may think playing two sports in college is difficult or impossible.

Saturday April 11, 2020 11:00AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
Jim Burke died of cancer yesterday April 8, 2020. He grew up in Huntington, New York on Long Island. Burke helped Cortland State win a 1975 national championship and he was a college All-American and all club selection with Long Island Lacrosse club.

from WBNG.com
TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) - Chenango Forks senior Kevin Matson will be continuing his lacrosse career at Oswego State in the fall.

from Inside Lacrosse
Named a Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the IWLCA/StringKing in mid-March, Stevens Institute of Technology's Kyra Bednarski (West Genesee), who is the active leader in Division III in career points and third across all NCAA Divisions, concluded the shortened season with 17 goals and eight assists along with three groundballs and two caused turnovers. In her final game with the Ducks, she recorded 11 points on six assists and five goals against Union College to move into first place all-time in program with 112 assists.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
How long is too long to try and fake out a defender in the crease?

Thursday April 9, 2020 10:15AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
John Tillman (corning, Colgate, Cornell, Ithaca College) has put together one of the most illustrious coaching careers in the history of lacrosse, but he wasn't always set on manning the sidelines. As a post-grad, Tillman almost chose to travel the world before taking his first coaching job.

Learn more about the 2017 national championship winning coach of Maryland, who joined Paul Carcaterra on the 'Overtime' podcast.

Read the article, then listen to the podcast

from News10.com
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Loudonville Assisted Living Residence is filled with amazing caretakers and amongst those, two Siena lacrosse players who traded their sticks to be another set of helping hands.

from CollegeCrosse.com
For the fourth year in a row, College Crosse is proud to present this year’s All-Freshmen team honors for the 2020 season. Despite the shortened season, the All-Freshmen honors will still be given out.

from he Buffalo Bandits
What happens to my tickets?

Your tickets for the remaining regular season games are no longer valid but we have automatically credited your account with the value of the canceled games. Season Ticket Holders will have that value credited towards next year’s package and individual game buyers will have a credit they can use towards a future game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
I purchased single-game or group tickets for one of the cancelled games. What is the status of those tickets?

With the NLL’s recent announcement to cancel the remainder of the regular season, you are eligible to use the credit from your tickets of the cancelled game(s) for the 2020-21 Knighthawks season. You also have the option for a full refund at the point of purchase. Refunds can be requested through RochesterKnighthawks.com/ticketrefund. Due to New York State workplace restrictions related to COVID-19, refunds could take up to two weeks to process.

Tuesday April 7, 2020 10:00AM
from The Star-Gazette
Bob Streeten described Jim Darcangelo as the Michael Jordan of upstate New York lacrosse. A.T. Bailey calls Darcangelo a legend. Darcangelo's children cherish the lessons he handed down to them.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. - In light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award last week, including publication of the final 2020 Watch Lists for the best men's and women's college lacrosse players of the year. Cornell men's lacrosse senior Jeff Teat and junior John Piatelli both found themselves on the list.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The men’s lacrosse program at SUNY Cortland has a long and storied history, dating back to its original roots in 1926. Over decades, a significant number of its graduates, almost all of whom were Red Dragon players, have entered the coaching ranks. Seven Cortland grads are enshrined in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Sunday April 5, 2020 10:30AM

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the Maverik Men's DII Media All-Americans. Though a truncated season, it was important to recognize the accomplishments of the players. The All-America selection was led by Kyle Devitte, and it features three teams of three attackmen, three midfielders, three defensemen, a SSDM, face-off specialist, LSM and a goalie.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is proud to release the Maverik Men's DIII Media All-Americans. Though a truncated season, it was important to recognize the accomplishments of the players. The DIII list is volumous to cover the scope of DIII, featuring four teams plus an honorable mention list.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Darcangelo, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame player and co-founder of Lax World, died last Saturday at his home in Florida. A medical examiner determined this week that his death was due to complications from a recent bicycle accident, not cardiac arrest, as the family believed at first. He was 67.

from Inside Lacrosse
In the wake of the NCAA’s blanket waiver granting an additional year of eligibility to spring sport athletes that was announced on Monday, the Patriot League issued a memo to its members on Thursday confirming a reading of its bylaws that leaves decisions around fifth-year players’ ability to return up to each school, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse.

Friday April 3, 2020 11:15AM
from the Upstate Lacrosse Association
The Upstate Lacrosse Association, ULA, is committed to doing everything possible to have a season of Lacrosse in 2020. We are working diligently with our partners to make sure that there are Boys and Girls playing Lacrosse this Summer when this pandemic is behind us. (pdf)

from MyTwinTiers.com
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – There is perhaps no greater coaching legend in the Twin Tiers than Corning’s Bob Streeten.

His resume, unparalleled. His work ethic, unmatched. And, his legacy is truly in a category all his own. For 31 years, Streeten was the head coach of perennial state power, the Corning East High School Trojans and then finished his final two seasons as Corning’s combined coach. In all, Streten produced 90 Division I players and recorded a staggering 544 career victories.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
“There’s some unfinished business for sure,” Soudan said. “When you lose back-to-back championships, it’s certainly tough … But having a foundation on this team that is built around the culture we had [in Rochester] is only going to speed up the ability to build a great culture with everybody here.”

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — Perhaps the most-anticipated regular-season home game in UAlbany men’s lacrosse history was supposed to take place Friday night. UAlbany and Syracuse have played every year since 2004, a total of 18 matchups that also included first-round NCAA tournament games in 2004 and 2016. None of those 18 games, though, were played in Albany. That was supposed to change Friday night with the programs' 19th meeting.

from WaynePost.com
“With the Ivy League, there are no scholarships,” Ierlan said on Wednesday night. “So it’s not as simple as just coming back. And some of us had jobs lined up for after school.”

Wednesday April 1, 2020 1:00PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation has announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award, including publication of the final 2020 Watch Lists for the best men’s and women’s college lacrosse players of the year.

from Overtime with Paul Carcaterra
Michelle Tumolo has become one of the biggest stars in women’s lacrosse with her unique style and flashy skills.

She picked up the game in high school and quickly found role models in Gary Gait, Katrina Dowd and others from the Northwestern dynasty. She wanted to stand out on the lacrosse field and make an impact.

from Syracuse Athletics
Two Syracuse seniors were added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List on Tuesday to honor their play through the first-five games of the shortened 2020 season. Jamie Trimboli and Drake Porter were added in today's additions. They joined Chase Scanlan, Brendan Curry, Tucker Dordevic and Nick Mellen, who were on the preseason watch list.

from US Lacrosse Magazine Athletics
Not only are the Dolphins the only Division I team in Florida, but they also stand out with one of the most diverse collections of players competing at the top level of a predominantly white sport.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The NCAA’s decision to grant Division I spring sport athletes an extra season of eligibility as a result of the coronavirus-fueled cancellation of their games is just the first step in a complicated answer to a tough situation.

from The Daily Orange
Emily Hawryschuk was named to Inside Lacrosse’s All-America first team after finishing the season with the second-most goals (39) and goals per game (4.88) in the NCAA.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse presents the 2020 Maverik Men's DI Media All-Americans. The 2020 All-America selection is unique due to the truncated nature of the season, but it was important to recognize the accomplishments of the players.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse presents the 2020 Maverik Women’s DI All-Americans. The 2020 All-America selection is unique due to the truncated nature of the season, but it was important to recognize the accomplishments of the players.

from The Cornell Daily Sun
Today, Hunter Hughes is a senior faceoff specialist for No. 7 men’s lacrosse — but not too long ago, he was a sniper in the United States Marine Corps.

The 29-year-old, who walked onto the men’s lacrosse team his junior year, faced a long journey before he found himself taking face-offs for the Red. Growing up in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Hughes had considered joining the military throughout high school, but never saw himself actually following through.