October 2020

Friday October 30, 2020 12:15AM

from Major League Lacrosse
Ryan Powell has been an influential figure in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) world since the league’s Summer Showcase in 2000. Since then, Powell has played for the Rochester Rattlers, the San Francisco Dragons, and the Denver Outlaws. He has been named league MVP twice (2001 and 2006), has won the Offensive Player of the Year Award (2006), was a six-time MLL All-Star, and won the MLL All Star Game MVP in 2008. Most recently, the decorated star has taken his knowledge of the sport to Powell Lacrosse, his brand.

from Inside Lacrosse
These days, it can feel like there are more questions than answers in college sports, and Syracuse women’s lacrosse is feeling it along with everyone else. When I spoke with Head Coach Gary Gait Wednesday, Oct. 21, he was hoping — but not entirely certain — that the team would get to practice for the first time that week. The Orange had begun strength and conditioning the week before.

from the Queener Lax Podcast
On Episode 8 we’re so fortunate to have one of my favorite people in the lacrosse world Brendan Bomberry. I was lucky enough in my early coaching career to get to teach, and coach Brendan at The Hill Academy.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fayetteville Manlius (NY) 2021 attackman Pratt Reynolds of Orange Crush Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.


Wednesday October 28, 2020 3:00PM
from Queener Lax Podcast

from The Musial Awards
Since 2005, the nation’s best sports have come together in St. Louis for the Musial Awards, the most important awards in sports. Named for baseball hall of famer Stan Musial, the Musial Awards honor the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and the biggest names in sports who embody class and character.

from Ithaca College Athletics
My sister is seven years older than me, and started playing lacrosse in middle school. As the younger sibling, I refused to follow in the steps of my sister who went on to play lacrosse throughout high school and college. This quickly changed however when my parents pulled me out of my soccer club. I loved soccer, but the club was incredibly competitive and wasn’t delivering the outcomes my parents wanted. So at the start of 6th grade I decided to pick up lacrosse.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 9:30AM
from the Buffalo News
“St. Bonaventure just checked all the boxes,” he said. “From an education standpoint, I was very impressed with the school admission tour and their level of education.

from Colgate Athletics
CORTLAND, N.Y. – After previously compiling a 101-10 (.910) record at SUNY Cortland in the 2010s, Colgate women's lacrosse head coach Kathy Taylor was named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Coach of the Decade.

from Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team has been chosen to the College Athletic Advisor's top-10 list of "Programs That Inspire" among more than 350 Division II and Division III programs nationally.

According to the College Athletic Advisor, these holistic program rankings are open to all four-year U.S. collegiate level programs sponsoring lacrosse outside of NCAA Division I. Rankings are based on a subjective assessment of student experience in four areas:

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Plainview Old Bethpage-John J. Kennedy (N.Y.) 2021 midfielder Michael Cassano of Recon Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY College at Cortland.

Monday October 26, 2020 9:30AM - Updated a 11:30
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Hard to believe it’s been more than two months already, but just about the only item on my 2020 calendar on the pages from March through October that came off (mostly) as planned was a week of camping at Fish Creek Ponds State Campground in mid-August.

from Dr. Fred Opie
West Genesee High School Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere's Audio book, Mike Messere: A Coach's Autobiography(with Frederick Douglass Opie) - Chapter 4.

from The Daily Orange
Paul Carcaterra broke the news to John Desko. It was May 18, more than two months after the coronavirus pandemic halted No. 1 Syracuse’s 2020 season at 5-0, and Carcaterra — an attack at Syracuse under Desko from 1994 to 1997 — set up a conference call with a few former SU players.

His brother, Brian, and the US Lacrosse’s executive board had just decided on the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. One of the selections was Desko.

from the Albany Times Union
“We're really excited, and I'm excited to be a part of the new league,” Treanor said in a phone interview from Chestnut Hill, Mass., where she is now associate head women’s lacrosse coach at Boston College.

The structure of the league and games will be unlike traditional women’s lacrosse.

from Lax Sports Network
Michelle Tumulo joins LN to talk about the new Athletes Unlimited Pro Women's Lacrosse League.

from BLaxFive.net
Penfield High School Alumnus and Albany star, Connor Russell will conduct a face off instruction session at the Regional Sports Center (Jefferson Rd) on November 28th from 3:30PM-5:30PM.

from BLaxFive.net
Canandaigua junior defenseman Eric Platten recently announced his verbal commitment to continue his education and play lacrosse at Yale University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lacrosse honors: 2020 NJ All-America Highlight Team, 2020 Under Armour 150 Showcase selectee, 2020 US Lacrosse Magazine 2022 National Player Watchlist, 2020 WPLL Futures Selectee, 2020 Ridgewood HS Varsity Team- preseason rank 11th nationally, 2019 Selected to New Jersey North Team 2 for US Lacrosse National Tournament, 2019 lead BBL black in goals and points for fall season, 2019 Freshman team captain, 2019 freshmen leader in assists and points for HS

Saturday October 24, 2020 2:45PM
from the SUNYAC
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) releases its Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Decade, Coach of the Decade and All-Decade Team as nominated and voted on by the institution's sports information directors.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Eleven SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse players have been chosen to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Decade Team. One of those selections, midfielder Lindsay Abbott (2009-12), was named the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Decade, while Kathy Taylor, who coached the Red Dragons during the first half of the decade, was voted as the league's Coach of the Decade.

from the NJCAA
Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Board of Regents met Thursday to discuss NJCAA student-athlete eligibility for the 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents' vote, all 2020-21 NJCAA sport seasons (fall, winter, spring) will not count towards student-athlete eligibility. The eligibility relief is provided to all NJCAA student-athletes regardless of sport season participation in the 2020-21 academic year.

Friday October 23, 2020 11:00AM
from SUNYACSports.com
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announces its Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Decade, Coach of the Decade and All-Decade Team as nominated and voted on by the institution's sports information directors.

from SUNY Potsdam Athletics
POTSDAM, N.Y.—Three dominant SUNY Potsdam student-athletes have been named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference's All-Decade Team for men's lacrosse. Rashaun Durden '12 (Williamsville East), Ryan Duffy '14 (Liverpool) and Eric Soderquist '18 (Watertown) were selected to represent the Bears among the league's elite players for the 2010-20 era.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Seventeen SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse players have been chosen to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Decade Team. One of those selections, midfielder Chris DeLuca (2008-11), was named the SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Decade, while head coach Steve Beville was voted as the league's Coach of the Decade.

from 1045theteam.com
Levack and Goz were joined by UAlbany Men's Lacrosse coach Scott Marr to catch up on where the Great Danes lacrosse program is right now and what being awarded the NCAA Quarterfinals will mean to his team and the school.


Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:45AM
from Athletes Unlimited
US National Team Members Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna/Syracuse), Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse), Meg Douty, Caylee Waters, Emily Parros, and Amanda Johansen Among The World’s Top Players Confirmed to Compete

from Paul Carcaterra
Paul Carcaterra knows the game of lacrosse. He played at Syracuse in the mid-90s, capturing a national championship in 1995 and earning All-American honors in 1997. Since graduating from Syracuse, Carcaterra has established himself as one of the premier voices in the sport with his work on ESPN and as the host of US Lacrosse Magazine's storytelling podcast, "Overtime."

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. women’s national team head coach Jenny Levy and her staff have announced that 50 players have been invited to the official tryout for the U.S. team that will represent the country in the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

The world championship will be hosted by US Lacrosse from July 7-17 at Towson University in Towson, Md., marking the first time the event has been held in the United States since 2005.

from BLaxFive.net
Webster Thomas is in need of new JV Head and JV Assistant Coaches. If interested, please check out the posting at . . .

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Vestal 2021 attack/midfield Kiley Marconi of Orange Crush Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Kent State University.

Monday October 19, 2020 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Yes, I started playing lacrosse in elementary school, and it was the first organized sport introduced to me. But I was also a voracious reader by then, too. My Saturday mornings weren’t filled with cartoons – that’s when I stayed in bed and read. I can still see my elementary school library, my middle school library, and my high school library – where I spent most of my study halls. I can also picture the librarians for each.

from US Lacrosse
When it comes to dealing with misbehavior on your team, it can be tempting to label kids as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and ‘bullies’ or ‘victims.’ But rarely is real life that simple, and more often than not, bullying behaviors are driven by a need that a child has that’s not being met.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Rye 2022 faceoff/midfielder John Hartzell of Predators Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Notre Dame Green Pond (PA) 2022 goalie Cristofero Cucciuffo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.


Friday October 16, 2020 10:15AM
from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – Colgate Athletics has unveiled an exciting new identity initiative, connecting past with present and aligning its visual identity with its commitment to clearly represent and celebrate Colgate University.

from BLaxFive.net
Mynderse Academy (Seneca Falls) is in need of a new Head Coach. If interested, please contact athletic director, Tony Ferrara at: tferrara@senecafallscsd.org

from The Daily Orange
Former Syracuse women’s lacrosse player Michelle Tumolo, who is gay, has also noticed intolerance in men’s sports. While some professional men’s lacrosse teams have pride nights or make team statements supporting the LGBTQ community, there is always some pushback — especially on social media.

from Kirk Ventiquattro
Coach V recalls stories of his past that involve mishaps that could only happen to him....or could they only happen to him? Coach uses the phrase "What's the worst thing that could happen?", as the precursor to the fact the he's probably going to find out!

from Lax.com
Slager made his mark at the Cappelli Sport Complex in Tinton Falls, the 2022 SweetLax Upstate FOGO earning one of four All-Star spots for faceoff men, then scoring a goal in the all-star showcase finale and winning the draw to start overtime as his team earned a 10-9 victory.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Our Lady of Mercy Academy (N.J.) 2022 goalie Lindsey Serafine of SouthShore has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 9:45AM
from Alfred University Athletics
"I am extremely excited to have Rebecca (Penn Yan / RIT) at the helm of our women's lacrosse program and as part of our Saxon Athletics Family," Vecchio said. "Her experiences as a head coach in the Empire 8, an assistant at nationally competitive programs like William Smith and Colby and her local ties to recruiting hotbeds will put our program in a tremendous position of growth in the years ahead. I look forward to the work she will do to continue to foster the outstanding culture that exists in our program already while becoming a competitive force on the field."

Story from The Evening Tribune

from LaxAllStars.com
On Monday, October 12, 2020, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the lacrosse community took to social media to show support for the Haudenosaunee, the game’s creators, and all Indigenous Peoples of North America. Accounts from different corners of the lacrosse space dropped in to share stories, provide education or to simply show solidarity with the First Nations.

from US Lacrosse
Lee, who is half Seneca, played lacrosse collegiately at Hamilton College – and continues to play and coach the game – and has been an active advocate for American Indian advancement. He spent seven years as the executive director for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, where he created the now globally-replicated Honoring Nations tribal governance awards and co-authored a book on the contemporary status and issues confronting America’s indigenous peoples.

from Colgate Athletics
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Colgate University and men's lacrosse head coach Matt Karweck have agreed to a multiyear contract with TRUE Sports Lacrosse, a leading innovator and manufacturer of premium sporting goods, as the official equipment supplier of the men's lacrosse team.

from NNY360.com
CARTHAGE — A Carthage native has begun a business to share his love for and knowledge of the game of lacrosse.

Michael Lazore, 2006 Immaculate Heart Central graduate, played at Division I Hobart after starring for the Cavaliers. He went on to help the Iroquois National Team win the bronze medal in the 2014 and 2018 World Lacrosse Championships. He played more than 90 pro games in his eight-year Major Lacrosse League career before opting to retire at the end of last season, helping the Rochester Rattlers reach the MLL championship game in 2014 and 2015.

from Kirk Ventiquattro
With the loss of Coach V's Uncle Tony recently Coach V will reflect on his uncle and others in his life whom he has been fortunate enough and quite frankly smart enough to recognize for their wisdom.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Jesuit (OR) 2022 attackman/midfielder Benton Wimmer of Madlax Oregon has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

from NLL.com
Who am I? Who are we? These are some of the questions we have been asking ourselves since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered our lives. It has forced many of us to reevaluate what and who is most important to us.

They are also the same questions being asked by the Rochester Knighthawks players and coaches as they continue to search for identity and cohesion following a shortened first year as an NLL franchise.

Monday October 12, 2020 9:45AM
from Dan Wimer / JustLacrosse Upstate
My 93-year old Dad took a fall about a month ago, which resulted in a hairline fracture of his femur, pain meds, and rest. When the prescription for the meds ran out, the pain got worse, and more drugs were ordered. That led to digestive discomfort, which led to a hospital visit on Friday, October 2. Anxiety, the strangeness of a hospital room, and more meds led to hallucinations.

from SI.com/college/syracuse
On September 10th, US Lacrosse announced a new virtual series called "She Competes" that launched late in September. According to US Lacrosse, the six-part series had the aim of exploring "...some of the issues that impact young girls and women in sports, both as athletes and members of the sports industry." Kayla Treanor was one of the Syracuse alumni selected to participate in the event. She served as one of the panelists for the last webinar of the series that was on Diversity and Inclusion.

Saturday October 10, 2020 9:00AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
West Genesee High School Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere's Audio book, Mike Messere: A Coach's Autobiography(with Frederick Douglass Opie).

In Chapter 3 Coach Messere reflects on his childhood and the role of his uncle played in creating the expectations he set for for his athletes. Throughout the chapter he talks about the different teams he coached, individual players, and captains.

from Spectrum Sports
If you build it, they will come. The Izzo sisters, two high school lacrosse All-Americans from Central New York, take me to their own field of dreams where their lacrosse memories began.

from Inside Lacrosse
It’s been easy for Hobart coach Greg Raymond to see silver linings amid the unique circumstances of the 2020 fall season. That's because his players have learned to be present and appreciate each moment they’re in.

“They're as dialed in as they’ve ever been,” Raymond says. “We’re already getting guys coming into the office — by appointment, masked up of course — saying, ‘Can we stay here during Thanksgiving break? Can we stay here during Christmas?’ They’re in it completely.”

Friday October 8, 2020 9:45AM
from Canisius Athletics
Despite all of the restrictions and uncertainty that exist within the business world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Canisius men's lacrosse program were still able to gain valuable real-world training through a variety of internship experiences over the summer.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Just about nine years after Joey Spallina first garnered national attention for his flurry of trick shots at Major League Lacrosse’s All-Star Game festivities in 2011, the now-junior in high school found himself again at the center of the lacrosse world.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
TD Ierlan sat on his couch the night of Sept. 17, surrounded by a group of his Yale teammates, watching a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. It was a nightly routine for the Bulldogs’ historic faceoff man — sitting around with any of his eight Yale teammates staying in the house during the fall semester.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Center Moriches (N.Y.) 2022 attack Jovie Noack of Team Elevate Lax has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Mount Sinai 2022 defender/midfielder Delilah Mile of Yellow Jackets LI has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Smyrna (DE) 2021 goalie John Williams has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cobleskill.

Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The 1976 Cornell men are considered by many to be among the best all-time teams in the NCAA era. The Big Red capped an undefeated national championship season by defeating Maryland, 16-13, in the title game, finishing 16-0 overall. The Terps were the defending NCAA champions and also undefeated heading into the final.

from Colgate Athletics
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Andrew and his family back home to upstate New York," Karweck said. "Coach Vossler brings an elite level of experience, knowledge and passion to our staff, and more importantly, he is a coach who believes in creating lasting and impactful relationships with student-athletes.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
South Jefferson 2021 goalie Tim Williams of Upstate Elite ULC Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Mercyhurst University.

Monday October 5, 2020 10:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In case you missed it, we added ten new members to the tournament’s own “hall of fame” this summer, and having a hand in the process proved to be one of the few highlights of this crazy new life spent in semi-quarantine. Here’s my inside look at the experience…

from The Daily Orange
Nick Piroli had found the latest offensive move Carter Kempney needed to try. He was always searching for those clips, those highlight plays that usually contained Syracuse midfielders but could easily become Kempney if they worked at it. Kempney had the dodging ability of Tucker Dordevic, Piroli said. The speed of Brendan Curry. The shot of Jamie Trimboli.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
La Salle College High (PA) 2022 attackman Pj Oppenheimer of the Duke’s Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. - Head women's lacrosse coach Stephanie Allen has completed her staff with the hiring of assistant coach Kali Hartshorn. In addition, second-year coach Kristen Boland has been elevated into the top assistant role. Hartshorn joins the Bearcats following a decorated playing career at the University of Maryland.

Saturday October 3, 2020 9:45AM
from WENY.com
Horseheads Junior Patrick Carpenter is heading D-1, committing to play for the St. Bonaventure lacrosse team.

WENY News

from LacrosseBucket.com
Joe Alberici and the Army Black Knights picked up a commitment in the 2022 class on Friday, as Taft, Conn., defenseman Trey Taylor announce that he would be taking his talents to West Point.

from SI.com/college
Syracuse lacrosse is arguably the hottest in the country on the recruiting trail as they have picked up their 13th commitment in the 2022 class. Zach Friedman, who stars for Ralston Valley High School in Colorado and Mad Dog club team, announced his verbal pledge on Instagram.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Dover (DE) 2022 midfielder/defender Superia Clark of Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Ursuline Academy (DE) 2022 defender/midfielder Chloë Jones of Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club, Green Turtle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
McIntosh (GA) 2022 attack Ryann Banks of Big 4 HHH Girls has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:15AM
from Powell Lacrosse
Pat McCabe reflects on Coach Roy Simmons Jr. and shares how he was recruited to Syracuse, how Coach brought the best out of him, Coach's famous pregame speeches, going to Broadway shows on road trips, and the impact Coach has had on him as a lacrosse player and person.

from St. Bonaventure Athletics
Our Alumni Spotlight [at 8:34] is with SBU Hall of Fame member Eboni Preston Laurent, senior manager of diversity and inclusion at US Lacrosse, who talks about the power of athletics in implementing social change.

from SI.com/college
Chloe Jones is the second player that the Syracuse Women's Lacrosse team picked up in the class of 2022 from Ursuline Academy in Delaware. She joins righty midfielder Superia Clark, who just so happens to be her best friend.

from the Faceoff Factory
Faceoff Factory will be holding group training sessions on Thursday's at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. This program is open to students with the desire to thrive at the X. Sessions will be led by Saint Rose Assistant Coach Connor Russell (Penfield/UAlbany). All Sessions will run from 5:30-6:30PM. Click the headline for full details.

from TopLaxRecruis.com
Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 2022 defenseman/LSM William Rose of Tri-State Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from TopLaxRecruis.com
Methacton (PA) 2022 goalie Mackenzie Clark has made a commitment to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University.