It’s easy for Rex Lyons to imagine the scene. The pageantry, the pomp and the camaraderie of all the nations together in celebration of sport at the Olympics in Los Angeles. And there they are, representing the people who originated lacrosse, on land that indigenous people once lived freely.
Espinosa started last winter with indoor clinics and practices, and had 37 girls come out on the first day. By the time the spring season began, Espinosa had a team of 26 girls in grades 7 to 11. Virtually all the girls were completely new to the game.
Last week I told some stories of embarrassing mistakes, but I was only scratching the surface. There are plenty of additional coaching bloopers and busts… like the time I got so mad at my players, I stopped practice and went home, and seriously considered hanging up my clipboard and whistle.
Monster Proud: Karli Harnischfeger, 2022 middy from Our Lady of Mercy High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at the University of Louisville. Go Cardinals. Congratulation Karli pic.twitter.com/unVUkSkAHH
Guyette said that Syracuse University had an advantage over other universities because of a specific program they had available:
"It was mainly their forensics program," Guyette said. "I've always been interested in forensic science and seeing that they are a much larger school...I can tap into different majors, minors, and just experiment."
Zach Mercado was ready to pick up the phone starting at 11 p.m. central time on Aug. 31. The revised recruiting contact period opened at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 1, and Brown, Towson and Binghamton texted him within minutes. But Mercado was still waiting for Syracuse, his No. 1 school. Unsure of which time zone the Orange would go by, he decided to go on a three-mile run when a call hadn’t come by 11:45.
Paige Szymusiak, Marlee Solomon, Riley Schott, Maddie Mazur, Jayne Manzelli, Callie Kessler, Kassi Hogan, Abby Hiltz, Andrianna Gruttadauria and Kelsey Tiffany are set to join the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2020.
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The goalie position was the most consistent and even all weekend, and Mazzarella was perhaps the most consistent of the group. His team went undefeated, and he was a big reason for it. He’s a bigger goalie but it was impressive how quick he was on his feet, often making flurries of saves on the same position. He had soft hands and could get the ball up and out.
In addition to serving as a partner with and advisor to the CEO, the COO will have oversight of marketing, membership, philanthropy, lacrosse operations and human resources. US Lacrosse is seeking candidates with a track record of significant data-driven business growth and superior project management, operational and interpersonal abilities with a passion for lacrosse.
Head Coach Greg Raymond and Ted Baker returned to the studio for the first time since April. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Hobart lacrosse, campus life and the world around us and the lessons the coaches are teaching in the "new normal."
Syracuse, N.Y. -- As imposing as the hurdles put up by the coronavirus have been for high school athletes the past few months, the career momentum crafted by Gracie Britton and Fran Tortora has been powerful enough to plow right through them.
Head on over to @powelllacrosse as we will be honoring Simmie with video, pictures and stories from former legendary coaches and players. On behalf of Coach Simmons, for every stick sold this week, Powell will donate a stick to Onondaga Nation youth lacrosse. #HHH#myhero #?? pic.twitter.com/g75VVqYXlI
The girl’s lacrosse team lost the in state semifinals in 2018 and in the state final in 2019. Those losses — the worst experiences of Amico’s career thus far — are her motivation, her teammate and best friend Lilly Coleman said.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sarah Martin has been named the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at The College of Saint Rose. The former University at Albany first-team All-American will officially begin on October 1.
Martin has spent the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She helped the Engineers qualify for the Liberty League Tournament every year, including a trip to the 2018 semifinals and a 3-0 start last spring.
Monster Proud: Ella Wilmot, 2022 attack from Pittsford Sutherland High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Cornell University. Congratulations Ella ! pic.twitter.com/eYZAuOBMj9
Given her experience on social media and in the lacrosse community, we couldn’t think of a better subject for our next edition of “5-and-5.” Kandemiri gave Matt Hamilton her five best social media follows in the lacrosse community — not including herself, of course.
“There wasn’t really another option as long as that door is open,” Teat said. “I love it at Cornell.”
Although Teat has accrued no shortage of accolades, the two-time Tewaaraton finalist’s time “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters” has had more ups and downs than the university’s notoriously hilly campus.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Andrew Hauk (pronounced "HOWK"), who spent the past three seasons as an assistant at the University of Scranton, has been named the head men's lacrosse coach at Plattsburgh State, as announced Tuesday by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Mike Howard. Joe May, who served as the program's head coach for the past five seasons, left the position to accept a job outside of intercollegiate athletics.
. . . here’s an unexpected confession: I’m human, and therefore I am fallible. I’ve made my share of mistakes. So, in this blog, let me reveal and confess to you some of my bigger clunkers...
Like the night I confused some of my newer players and pulled the wrong kid aside to break the news to him that he was being cut…
Through the first three weeks in the Class of 2022 recruiting cycle, Syracuse has one of its most successful recruiting classes in recent memory. The Orange have two five-stars after just two in their last five cycles. They’ve notched decisions from every position, recruited the No. 1 overall prospect and are in the top four schools for the class’ No. 2 prospect, Dom Pietramala.
Ryan McGorry from St. Joseph’s Collegiate is doing a prep year at Salisbury School (Conn.) before heading to Loyola University. McGorry joins Mike Loveday to discuss his recruiting process and how he came to choose the Greyhounds.
Monster Proud: Elisa Faklaris, 2022 midfielder from Penfield High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Loyola University. Congratulations Elisa ! pic.twitter.com/gtgeo420Ng
The Rochester Knighthawks were among the busiest teams during Thursday’s 2020 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, which saw the Knighthawks acquire a total of eight players and participate in five trades with four different franchises.
Chase Scanlan plays for the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, while Dylan McNally is a member of Ireland’s national men’s team. They are both 20, raised with a love for lacrosse in communities separated by hundreds of miles, but they are linked by a selfless choice based upon one powerfully shared appreciation.
Initial forecast: We’ll never know just how good the 2020 Syracuse team could’ve been, as we were robbed of the chance to watch the Orange play consensus top team North Carolina. Big wins against Northwestern and Maryland were nice bouncebacks after falling to Stony Brook, though.
Before Sept. 1 arrived and college coaches began recruiting him, Jimmy McCool’s high school coach gave him a notebook. It was the same small, flip-page booklet with yellow and blue lines that Ryan Henry gave all his players at New Hampton (New Hampshire) School, one that he encouraged them to use as the centralized location for all their recruiting visit notes.
2020 record: 5-0
Initial forecast: There’s no way to size up the Orange that doesn’t include the word “impressive.” Old and tested is a good way to be, and Syracuse should have as much synchronicity on offense as anyone in the country.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — World Lacrosse announced Wednesday the creation and seating of the Women’s Indoor/Box Lacrosse Working Group. The purpose of the Working Group is to investigate and develop a pathway for the development of Women’s Indoor/Box Lacrosse around the world at both the junior (U19/20) and senior levels in order to provide an opportunity for women to compete in the discipline and bring gender equality to WL events.
LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Siena Women's Lacrosse program and head coach Abigail Rehfuss have announced that fifth-year senior Annie Brennan, and seniors Hayley Kmack, Nicole McNeely, and Emily Pomeroy have been tabbed as the team's captains for the upcoming 2021 spring season.
Initial forecast: Connor Buczek, a 2015 Cornell graduate, may well be ready to be the Big Red’s head coach. One thing is beyond debate: Having Jeff Teat around is going to help him tremendously in his debut season.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Although the 2020 season was cut far too short, the Cornell men's lacrosse team made a statement, opening the year 5-0. Looking ahead to the 2021 campaign, the Big Red remains on the national radar, coming in at No. 8 in US Lacrosse Magazine's Early 2021 Rankings, the publication announced Thursday morning.
Monster Proud: Eva Pronti, 2022 Attacker from Victor High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Duke University. Congratulations Eva ! pic.twitter.com/ivWadcGMSf
Monster Proud: Kate Izzo, 2022 from Auburn High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Harvard University. She will be joining her sister, Abbie, a 2021 commit. Congratulations Kate ! pic.twitter.com/TaAyfeF6gO
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's lacrosse standout Jeff Teat didn't wait long to hear his name called in Thursday night's 2020 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft, being chosen as the No. 1 overall selection by the New York Riptide. He becomes the Big Red's first top NLL pick in program history.
This story won’t be published until 5 days from now, but I must write it now, on Friday, September 11th. Having just returned from the Cornell campus, and having been a part of Richie Moran’s annual 9/11 remembrance ritual, the words are pushing their way out, so I will move aside and let them emerge…
If my parents hadn’t moved our family to a predominantly white area or my club coaches hadn’t given me the equipment to play, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. I started playing basketball at the young age of four with the hopes of playing professionally overseas. It wasn’t until high school that I even heard about lacrosse.
No. 1-ranked Class of 2022 prospect Joey Spallina committed to Syracuse on Sept. 15, per Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders. The junior attackman from Mount Sinai (New York) High School is the second five-star commit in the last two days for Syracuse — joining Carthage High School’s Carter Kempney, who revealed his decision Monday night.
Albany #25: Let’s start with a bit of a curveball, OK? One of the more entertaining under-the-radar questions left unanswered in the 2020 season was whether the Great Danes would eventually win just enough faceoffs or stop just enough shots to get by and climb back to the top of the America East after a one-year hiatus.
Army #16: If there’s a built-in disadvantage in 2021, the service academies are dealing with it. That’s because while civilian schools at least have a choice in permitting last year’s seniors to come back next spring, academy graduates are already off serving the country.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army West Point men's lacrosse team ranked 16th nationally in the US Lacrosse Early 2021 Rankings, announced on Tuesday. The Cadets went 2-1 against ranked opponents in the 2020 season with their one loss coming to then-ranked No. 5 Syracuse. Army finished 6-2 overall before the season ended for programs across the country.
When Hobart made the jump from DIII to DI in an effort to preserve their long-standing rivalries with Cornell and Syracuse, the Statesmen had won 13 NCAA DIII national titles, including 11-straight from 1980 to 1991. Hobart was, indeed, the class of DIII.
The Syracuse Women's Lacrosse team just picked up a serious threat on the attacking side of the ball: Meghan Rode. Rode is a lefty attacker hailing from Garden City, New York on Long Island. Rode plays travel for the Liberty Lacrosse Club, and she is the first commit for Syracuse for the class of 2022.
I couldn’t be more excited to announce my commitment to the admissions process at Yale University. Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, and teammates who helped make this possible. #elis@YaleLacrossepic.twitter.com/amAr4bzfRW
Chapter 2: Utica girl; from SUNY Cortland to teaching and coaching in the West Genesse School District (a Syracuse suburb); winning the varsity lacrosse coach at West Genesee High School: success opens doors; the Shove Park player development program: coaching beats painting; Brad Kotz and Steve Beville remember Shove Park; Shove Park legacy: creating fun, competition, and jobs; how I stayed married and ate well;
"He was a rising star in the Naval Aviation community and was well on his way towards his goal of becoming a Naval Aviator," Donnelly said. "Clark had recently selected the jet training pipeline and undoubtedly would have made an excellent tactical jet aviator for many years to come."
Lacrosse wasn't the only thing in common for @ColgateAthletic seniors Clark Perkins and Lucas Cooper. Together, they participated in the U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course with the same desire to serve in the @USMC. pic.twitter.com/wXM829sFJV
SPARKS, Md. — Tryouts for the 2021 U.S. women’s national team, originally scheduled for July before being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be held Dec. 4-6, 2020 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
The original application deadline has been extended until Sept. 21 and is available on the US Lacrosse website. All applicants must be current US Lacrosse members.
UPSTATE NEW YORK GIRLS - COMMAND
Joryan Adams Hogansburg, NY Salmon River Central Attack
Christine Dannenfelser Bayport, NY Bayport Bluepoint Defense
Emily Evans Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Goalie
Molly Guzik Spencerport, NY Spencerport Mid-Field
Allie Hanlon Camillus, NY West Genesee Goalie
Sophia Ianno Baldwinsville, NY CW Baker Defense
Wynter Jock Hogansburg, NY Salmon River High School Mid-Field
Kensington Keane Jamesville, NY LaFayette Mid-Field
Mary Kate Lescault Ballston Spa, NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Mid-Field
Cameron Lienhardt Glen Ridge, NJ Kent Place School Mid-Field
Devin Livingston Victor, NY Victor High School Mid-Field
Addie Lowery Syracuse, NY Westhill High School Mid-Field
Caraline Major Camillus, NY West Genesee High School Mid-Field
Caroline Marotta Selkirk, NY Bethlehem Central High School Attack
Kathryn Morrissey Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Mid-Field
Natalie Myslinski Clarence Center, NY Clarence High School Attack
Julia O'Connor Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles High School Mid-Field
Nina Palella Slingerlands, NY Bethlehem Central High School Defense
Gabriella Pauline Cicero, NY Cicero North Syracuse Defense
Andie Pedatella E. Patchogue, NY Bellport High School Mid-Field
Brianna Peters Baldwinsville, NY Baldwinsville Mid-Field
Mia Pozzi Baldwinsville, NY CW BAker High School Mid-Field
Ashlee Volpe Painted Post, NY Corning-Painted Post High School Attack
UPSTATE NEW YORK GIRLS - HIGHLIGHT
Francesca Argentieri Syracuse, NY Westhill High School Goalie
Shea Baker Ithaca, NY Ithaca Mid-Field
Grace Callahan Victor, NY Victor Central High School Defense
Allie Connally Burnt Hills, NY Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Mid-Field
Amber DeRosa Victor, NY Victor Senior High School Mid-Field
Julia Garvin Adams Center, NY South Jefferson Central School Attack
Kylie Gelabert Victor, NY Victor High School Mid-Field
Maddy Gill Painted Post, NY Corning-Painted Post High School Mid-Field
Gabby Gunnip Elbridge, NY Jordan Elbridge High School Attack
Mia Hartung Endwell, NY Maine-Endwell Senior High School Defense
Abbie Izzo Auburn, NY Auburn High School Mid-Field
Kate Izzo Auburn, NY Auburn High School Mid-Field
Payton Kisling Clifton Park, NY Shenendehowa Defense
Kiley Marconi Vestal, NY Vestal High School Attack
Anna Montgomery Auburn, NY Auburn High School Defense
Alecia Nicholas Ithaca, NY Ithaca High School Goalie
Eva Pronti Victor, NY Victor High School Attack
Courtney Reynolds Syracuse, NY West Genesee Attack
Mackenzie Rich Brooktondale, NY Ithaca High School Attack
Jordyn Robinson Big Flats, NY Horseheads High School Defense
Kloey Roos Cortland, NY Homer Senior High Mid-Field
Suzie Smith Saratoga Spgs, NY Academy of Holy Names Mid-Field
Peep Williams Binghamton, NY Seton Catholic Attack
UPSTATE NEW YORK BOYS - COMMAND
Tristan Bach Niskayuna, NY Niskayuna Long Stick Mid-Field
Grayson Brunelle Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Attack
Zachary Cartmill Ithaca, NY Ithaca High School Attack
Matthew Craybas Camillus, NY Christian Brothers Academy Syracuse Goalie
Evan Gallo Lancaster, NY St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institution Goalie
Thomas Gravino Victor, NY Victor Senior High School Mid-Field
Noah Hezel Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon High School Defense
Forrest Ives Erieville, NY Cazenovia Long Stick Mid-Field
Braeden Kerr Niskayuna, NY Niskayuna high school Mid-Field
Lucas Klokiw Rexford, NY Niskayuna High School Mid-Field
Andrew Kohlbrenner East Syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Attack
George Lacombe Manlius, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Defense
Jackson Monte Fairport, NY Fairport High School Attack
Dylan Neer Johnson City, NY Johnson City High School Mid-Field
Joseph Papa Manlius, NY Christian Brothers Academy Attack
Brayden Penafeather-Stevenson Baldwinsville, NY Baldwinsville Long Stick Mid-Field
Sam Ricci Victor, NY Victor Face-off
Tyler Smart West Seneca, NY St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Mid-Field
Ben Steingass Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon Mid-Field
Conner Vaughn fayetteville, NY fm Attack
Brady Wambach Pittsford, NY Pittsford Mendon High School Face-off
Quinn Whipple Pittsford, NY Pittsford HS Attack
Lloyd Ziparo Fayettville, NY Christian Brothers Acadamy Defense
UPSTATE NEW YORK BOYS - HIGHLIGHT
Dan Anderson Syracuse, NY Christian Brothers Academy Mid-Field
Brock Behrman Niskayuna, NY Niskayuna High School Attack
Brackton Bowler Syracuse, NY CBA Syracuse Long Stick Mid-Field
Tanner Burns Fayetteville, NY Jamesville Dewitt Mid-Field
Logan Callahan Victor, NY Victor Central High School Face-off
William Delano Syracuse, NY Westhill Attack
Joshua Demko Carthage, NY Carthage Central School Mid-Field
Ethan Desko Camillus, NY West Genesse Long Stick Mid-Field
Nathan Gabriel Chenango Forks, NY Chenango Forks High School Defense
Samuel Gee Elmira, NY The Hotchkiss School Attack
Erik Gottmann Malta, NY Ballston Spa Mid-Field
Johnny Keib Jamesville, NY Jamesville-DeWitt Mid-Field
Carter Kempney Carthage, NY Carthage High School Mid-Field
Matthew King Ballston Spa, NY Ballston Spa High School Mid-Field
Matthew Lacombe Manlius, NY Fayetteville-Manlius Goalie
Nicholas Louise Camillus, NY West Genesee Mid-Field
Jamison Maclachlan Syracuse, NY Jamesville Dewitt Goalie
Elliott Morgan Canandaigua, NY Canandaigua Academy Long Stick Mid-Field
Eric Platten Canandaigua, NY Canandaigua Academy Defense
Johnny Richiusa Penfield, NY Penfield High Face-off
Charles Robbins Farmington, NY Victor Senior HS Defense
Alex Rosa Syracuse, NY West Genesee Attack
Rory Thompson Binghamton, NY Chenango Valley Defense
ALFRED — The Alfred State College (ASC) athletics department announced that men’s lacrosse and co-ed western equestrian will not continue in the 2020-21 year as varsity sports. The college made the adjustment to address the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Senior attackman and captain Jeff Teat’s skill, drive and selflessness are three of the qualities that earned the Canadian box lacrosse product a place in Cornell’s record books and the title of The Sun’s Male Senior Athlete of the Year.
This summer, the World Games Committee announced the teams to play in Birmingham, Alabama in 2022. The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nationals were suspiciously absent. Players/leaders such as Lyle Thompson and Cody Jamieson have eloquently stated why the Nationals should be included. Their actions and words initiated a movement that has ignited other organizations to rethink why the Nationals weren’t included and how to rectify that. Then on September 7, 2020, the Nationals accepted the World Games invitation to play after Team Ireland dropped out of the tournament for the Nationals.
Hello lacrosse readers and RTD faithful – long time no see!
When I wrote in March that I was taking a break and promised I’d be back when lacrosse came back, I never dreamed it would be six months (or more)… but here we are. And despite some abbreviated pro lacrosse exhibitions and some scattered youth tournaments this summer, I’m not so sure that “lacrosse is back.”
. . . since this is recruiting season, and since there are several parents subscribed to the newsletter, I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the process with a particular anecdote from my own experience as a coach. I consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth when it comes to my experiences even though they seem like a lifetime ago.
Monster Proud: Olivia Bruno ( 2022 from Victor ) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at University of Virginia. Congratulations Olivia ! pic.twitter.com/jdHBa5ExgD
The boys travel lacrosse club of Northern NY will be holding tryouts for their Spring and Summer teams at the Town of Watertown Fire Department Athletic Field, County Rt 67 in Watertown, on September 13th for the 2022-2024 classes, and on the 20th for 2025-2028 classes. Pre-registration is required. Click here for more details and to register.
World Lacrosse has received “letters of no objection” from the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, US Lacrosse and the Canadian Lacrosse Association, a key step that puts the Iroquois Nationals closer to inclusion in the World Games 2022, World Lacrosse Chief Brand and Communications Officer Darryl Seibel confirmed to IL on Thursday.
The second Top 10 player in the Class of 2022 is off the board as Niskayuna (N.Y.) and Team 91 Long Island attackman Brock Behrman, who was ranked No. 9 in IL's Top 10, made a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.
Monster Proud: Abbey Herod, the Junior Midfielder from Canandaigua Academy, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Boston College. Congratulations Abbey! pic.twitter.com/veBSEnuarD
LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Siena Men's Lacrosse program and head coach Liam Gleason have announced the addition of nine newcomers to the program, with the addition of Andrew Arcuri, Jack Cavioli, Ethan Eckert, Matt Edell, Jack Erb, Sean Jeffrey, Brian Mack, Trevor Marsala, and Sean Swenson. All nine student athletes have begun classes and are eligible for the spring.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — World Lacrosse and Ireland Lacrosse announced today an important development regarding the men’s lacrosse competition at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA (TWG 2022).
Michael Kennedy of Ireland Lacrosse, discusses the decision to step aside for the 2022 World Games to give the Iroquois Nationals a position and about the importance of the Iroquois Nationals on the world stage as competitors. Video 11:14
This is the first in a series on Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere titled, Mike Messere: An Autobiography (with Frederick Douglass Opie). Chapter 1 Ancient History, coach shares what he calls his ancient history: family roots in Italy; immigration to Metropolitan Syracuse, New York and growing up in a Central New York Italian-American family; how childhood friend (and later Syracuse University All-American lacrosse player and national Hall of Famer) Ron Fraser introduced Messere to lacrosse.
The San Diego Seals announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Connor Fields on a one-year deal, pending league approval.
“Connor led all rookies in scoring last year and is emerging into an elite young player,” said General Manager and Head Coach Patrick Merrill. “We are excited to see what he can do in a full season next year.”
Some rivalries transcend state lines, while others are natural geographic bouts for bragging rights. Nearly all of the most storied programs in Division I men's lacrosse have that signature matchup circled on the calendar each spring, but Shroff narrowed his list of best rivalries down to just five.
These are his words.
[Aaron} Cahill (Guilderland/OCC/Le Moyne), who is eligible for the team because his grandparents are from Ireland, said he would have tried out for Ireland’s World Games roster. He is also a member of Ireland lacrosse’s board of directors, and like many in the sport was upset by the Iroquois snub. So he asked his organizing group to consider stepping aside in favor of the Iroquois.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has opened the application process for its grant programs for the 2020-21 award cycle. US Lacrosse offers grant programs for education, player development, equipment and financial assistance.
9. Brock Behrman | A | Niskayuna
Team 91 Long Island | September '03 birthday
Perhaps the biggest riser in the Class of 2022, putting on a show time after time on the recruiting circuit. He's a slasher who can break ankles and rack up points in a variety of ways.
Carter Kempney, M, Carthage
Orange Crush | November '03 birthday
Coming from the same high school that produced the Powell brothers, Kempney does a plethora of things at an exceptionally high level. He hammers it from the outside with authority, makes difference-making plays in the middle of the field and can play tough, physical defense to start transition opportunities.
Tucked behind the stage inside the University of Virginia’s 520-seat Culbreth Theatre, Zed Williams worked his magic. Tasked with “running the fly” — the rigging system that moves scenery, curtains, lights and stage effects — for a 2016 fall production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” Williams made none.
He displayed the traits that fans at Klockner Stadium became accustomed to during the previous three springs when they watched the prized recruit out of Silver Creek High School (N.Y.) operate on the lacrosse field. Williams was calm and collected. He had a keen eye for details and quick reflexes.
On the day Cole Horan and Brett Tenaglia found out that Furman University cut its men’s lacrosse program and were thrust into the transfer portal, they were sent a Zoom link and told to join the meeting room in one hour.