I meant to use some of this space earlier this summer to congratulate Tom Abbott when he was named the new NCAA national coordinator of men’s lacrosse officials, but I kept putting it off. This week, not only do I publically say “Congrats and good luck, Mr. Abbott,” but I also figured I’d take the opportunity to address a few rules I think need some attention.
One of the participating teams is the host squad, the Iroquois Nationals, whose roster includes Mike Thompson (Kahnwake Mohawks), Jerome Thompson (Buffalo Bandits), Lyle Thompson (University at Albany), Miles Thompson (Georgia Swarm), Adam Bomberry (Akwesasne Indians), Brett Bucktooth (New England Black Wolves) and Jeremy Thompson (Saskatchewan Rush).
Onondaga Redhawks (Can-AM)
The Champions get the respect they've earned by winning last years Championship, with the slight edge in the Gatecliff Division. The Redhawks made their way through the Can-AM regular season with a 13-3 record, followed by a playoff run that saw them make quick work of the Tonawanda Braves and Allegany Arrows, before knocking off the Native Sons in the Can-Am league final.
Section Five adds one more team to it`s roster with the addition of the University Preparatory School team which will be playing at all levels this spring. Athletic Director, Dick Cerone is looking for a Head Coach, a Junior Varsity Coach and a Modified coach.
Comprised of college and pro players, some of them still at the top of the lacrosse world, Graph-Tex was dominant in making a run to the championship and a 5-0 record at this year’s Summit Classic. Graph-Tex, sponsored by the Cortland-based lacrosse apparel company, won each of its game by six goals or more against incredible competition.
Inside Lacrosse has opened registration for its fall event series of regional individual recruiting showcases. The IL Prospect Days and Invitationals will allow male and female high school players in the classes of 2016-2019 to display their talents in front of college coaches while garnering unprecedented media coverage. Inside Lacrosse’s award-winning team of reporters, evaluators, analysts, photographers and videographers will be out in force to capture the events’ stories, performances, sights and sounds and provide another layer of exposure.
Chief Oren Lyons Faith Keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga nation and Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois Nationals. Host team of the World indoor Lacrosse Championships. He used his wooden lacrosse stick to throw the first pitch for SU Athletics Appreciation night with the Syracuse Chiefs. Chief Lyons is an SU All American and Lacrosse Hall of Famer.
The Jr. Knighthawks Pee Wees became the third Rochester team to advance to the Jr. NLL Tournament Finals, following a 16-2 win over the Jr. Wings this afternoon. With the victory, the Jr. Knighthawks improved to 4-0 and moved one win away from winning their first Champion’s Cup at the Pee Wee level. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6510#sthash.vCM6x3AQ.dpuf
Brad is a West Genesse product who would go on to be a 4 x All-American midfielder at Syracuse, the 1983 college player of the year, and two time National team player in 86 and 90. I roomed with Brad my first semester at SU in the fall of 1983.
Two-and-a-half weeks removed from playing in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Championship Game with the Rochester Rattlers, Elmira College assistant men's lacrosse coach Donny Moss was named to the U.S. men's indoor national team, announced Wednesday by U.S. Lacrosse.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team would like to announce that the date has been set for its 2015 fall alumni game. The game will take place on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Friday October 2 at 7 pm.
Any former players that are interested in playing should contact Brockport's coach Ben Wineburg at email@example.com.
Siena Lacrosse's Annual Alumni Weekend will be held September 19-20. Festivities kick off with a golf outing at Normanside Country Club in nearby Delmar on Saturday the 19th, with a pair of alumni games scheduled for the following morning at Siena Turf Field.
The propane tank on the grill is nearing empty and freshmen are about to have that awkward moment when they meet their rooomate. That can mean only one thing: it's time for my annual Midsummer Night's Power Rankings.
Greg Elijah Brown’s overtime game-winner kept the Jr. Knighthawks perfect this morning at the Jr. NLL Tournament. Brown’s goal spoiled the Jr. Rush’s comeback bid and gave the Bantam team a 10-9 victory at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC).
In a rematch of last year’s Pee Wee Championship Game, the Jr. Knighthawks doubled up the Jr. Rock 12-6 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC). With the win this afternoon, the Jr. Knighthawks improved to 2-0 and remained atop the standings.
When Keuka College’s student-athletes arrive for practice, they will lace up their cleats and step on to a bright green field, marked with crisp white, gold, and black lines. The teams will be among the first to play on the college’s new synthetic turf field.
All players are welcome to sign up, no tryouts are required. We will also participate in several fall tournaments including High Voltage, Goblin Games and SU Lax Scene. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
The Colorado Mammoth have announced the team has signed free agent defenseman Greg Downing (Auburn) to a two-year contract agreement.
“Greg is a very smart, skilled defender who will improve our back-end,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “The coaching staff and I are big fans of his, and he’s an instant upgrade for us.”
Tewaaraton Award finalist Michelle Tumolo '13 has returned to her alma mater to join head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait's coaching staff. Tumolo replaces Katie Rowan '09, who is now the head coach at Wagner.
Nine current and former Syracuse Orange players have been named to rosters for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The Irish, US, and Iroquois teams will all feature a shade of Orange, led by the Iroquois Nationals picking up four SU alums and one current player.
Former Hamilton College men's lacrosse player Bryan Hopper '14 (Ridgewood, N.J.) will play for the Israel men's national team at the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship in September.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed forward Joel Matthews to a one-year deal. The Knighthawks are bringing back the feisty forward after he posted career numbers in 2015.
“It’s the best feeling. There is nowhere I would rather play,” said Matthews. “Playing with the Knighthawks last year was above and beyond my expectations.”
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Combine will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27 to open draft weekend at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Combine begins at 9 a.m. ET, continues with day-long lacrosse activities, and culminates with the annual Prospects Game scrimmage.
John Tavares, the National Lacrosse League's all-time leading scorer, just finished his 24th season. The ageless wonder turns 47 in September and credits his never-to-be-broken scoring record to his longevity. Tavares is just 56 points shy of 2,000 for his career spent entirely with the Buffalo Bandits.
Will he be back for a 25th season? If anyone can do the math, it's Tavares. He teaches it, after all, at the Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.
Growing up on the small reserve of Tuscarora in upper New York state, Rich and his brother Darris Kilgour dreamed up coming to Canada to play lacrosse. They went to St. Catharines where they won a junior Minto Cup in 1990 and went onto play senior for the Brampton Excelsiors. Then Six Nations established a team in 1993.
Observing the summer club tournament circuit, anyone would admit that the scene has changed over the past decade. No, I'm not talking about the girls being bigger, faster and stronger or the multitude of players now filling every corner of the massive complexes hosting these tournaments. I'm talking about the scene off the field, of players huddled with their teammates as if in conversation, but not saying a word. Rather, their heads are down, and they are looking, laughing and typing into their phones.
My wife coaches lacrosse at a small all-women's college here in Baltimore. I like having her perspective. When the NCAA approved a 90-second possession clock, I got excited thinking about Maryland and Northwestern getting into a true up-and-down, run-and-gun shootout for 60 minutes. No keep away. But the husband in me worried about what that and other rule changes might mean for a Division III program that's still developing players.
A monumental victory for Canada captures our September issue cover, as the Selena Lasota-led team from up north took its first-ever gold at the FIL U19 Women's World Championship in Scotland, edging Team USA in a thrilling finale.
Other articles include a look at the Major League Lacrosse finals in Georgia, the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships and the myriad of changes to come in women's lacrosse after the recent announcement of rules changes for the NCAA level. Add to that the usual cadre of tips, opinion and helpful hints, it adds up to another month's worth of knowledge for the members of US Lacrosse.
The 2006 men's lacrosse team went 18-0 and capped the season by defeating Dowling College in the national championship game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to claim their second national title in three seasons. Sophomore attackman Mike McDonald scored four goals in the title game en route to earning championship game Most Outstanding Player honors.
During the year, Le Moyne outscored its opponents by a 262-66 margin, including a 22-3 win over Limestone in the national semifinals. The Dolphins won their sixth consecutive NE-10 title that season and capped off their perfect season with a 12-5 win in the title game.
Jack Seminara (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius H.S.)
Played for [sic] seasons of varsity lacrosse at Canisius High School … Captained the team as a senior, scoring 39 goals and adding 34 assists … Led Canisius to a league title and was the league’s offensive player of the year in 2015 … Earned First-Team All-Western New York honors in 2015 and 2014
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team has released its schedule for the 2016 season. The team will play 15 contests overall, with eight games at home on the brand new turf field.
The Lakers will begin their season with two games on the road, the first taking place at 4 p.m. on March 9 in Central New York as they take on the Ithaca College Bombers. Three days later, they will travel to SUNY Morrisville for a Saturday contest beginning at 1 p.m.
Greg Downing will have another chance at a gold medal.
The Auburn High graduate was one of 23 players selected on Wednesday to represent the United States in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in the Syracuse area next month. Downing was one of six players returning from the 2011 team, which won the bronze medal in the Czech Republic.
. . . this weekend, Riorden (Fairport) became the only current NCAA player to be named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor lacrosse team to compete this September in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship.
But he won't be in goal.
Powell, one of the most heralded players in lacrosse history because of his creativity, skill and longevity, was something of a surprise. The former Carthage High School and Syracuse lacrosse attackman had been rumored to be considering a spot on this U.S. Lacrosse team, but was not on the initial tryout roster that identified the pool of potential players.
When Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson was given the option to coach a Junior Knighthawks team, it was an easy decision.
“I always like helping out ‘Bo’ (Bowhunter) because he is my cousin,” said Jamieson. “My family all shows up to support him and goes to most of his games. Coaching is a great opportunity to help him up close and personal.”
Following a three-day training camp at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., US Lacrosse has announced the final 23-man roster for the 2015 U.S. Men’s Indoor National Team. Team USA will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Championship, Sept. 18-27 in Onondaga Nation and Syracuse, N.Y.
Plenty of familiar Upstate names on the final 23-man roster.
This video covers majority of the plays leading up to some incredible goals. The skill set and depth this 2015 OCC team has is unlike any team that I have been a part of and was awesome to witness. Out of the 448 goals that were scored this year, this video only covers about 60 ... hopefully what is covered in this video gives you an idea of the joy I got from watching this team this year.
Last week, the Major League Lacrosse Twitter account tweeted, “How many games were won by a single goal?” The answer was 18 games, accounting for 31 percent of games during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season. That tidbit effectively sums up the MLL season.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Upstate Lacrosse Club (Ric Beardsley), we went to the Legacy Invitational and Philly Summer Invitational this summer. I also went to the All-Canada Games, and the NSCLA National Cup with the CNY Roadhawks. Additionally, I participated in the Orange Crush College Showcase, the NSCLA Select Showcase.
The school officials shared the podium during the 40-minute presentation, on Tuesday in which Pirozzolo encouraged the school board, and the community members present, to consider a January referendum to install an approximately $2.1 million turf surface.
Why did you choose Rochester? “Rochester is an amazing school for the sciences. It has everything I am interested in – neuroscience, epidemiology, public health and medicine. It has freedom in the curriculum to focus on what I want and in DIII I can study abroad."
The Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team was announced on Tuesday as Lafayette led all schools with six honorees while Colgate had five, Loyola University Maryland notched four and Lehigh and Navy each had three.
The team members are listed below by school, including each player’s years of competition in the Patriot League. Each school that participates in women’s lacrosse selected 25 players in the voting for the 25th Anniversary Team, and could not vote for its own student-athletes.
The USA Box Lacrosse team held their 31-man training camp at the Westminster School in Simsbury, CT this past weekend. Players were put through practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, and on Saturday night, they scrimmaged the Vermont Voyageurs. USA Box Lacrosse also scrimmaged Vermont on Sunday morning, but I only caught the Saturday night game.
Former Liverpool lacrosse player Dominic Castiglia is the only player from Central New York to qualify for Team USA U 19 team. The team will participate in The World Games, September 11-13 in Six Nations, Ontario, Canada. Castiglia, graduated from Liverpool High School and will be play lacrosse for Utica College this year.
To kick off the season, Oswego finds itself scheduled for a 4 p.m. game on March 1 against the Utica College Pioneers. The team will then have its first opportunity to play at the new Laker Turf Stadium as it hosts Houghton College at 1 p.m. on March 5 for its home opener.
Cloud Splitter took home the first ever championship-format Past Masters title at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, defeating the Ultra Legends 12-2 in the finale. Lee Murphy, who has starred in the the upper masters divisions in recent years at Lake Placid, again led the way for the Cloud Splitter squad as he registered four goals in the win.
Tomasina Leska - Attack/Midfield — Vestal, N.Y. (Vestal HS/Star Riders Lacrosse Club)
Leska is a two-time All-American and three-time captain at Vestal High School, where she holds the records for career points (450), goals (226) and assists (224) and single-season goals (69) and assists (71). She participated in the U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament in three consecutive seasons and was selected to try out for the U.S. Women's U19 National Team. Leska was also selected as a Section IV First Team All-Star all four years of high school.
The American hopefuls took the first game against the semi-pro team from the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League Saturday night after jumping out to a 7-2 early lead that they wouldn't relinquish.
The game Sunday, however, showed what a grueling weekend playing in the heat of the school's hockey rink can do to a player's legs as the Voyagers snuck out a close win in a hard-fought finale to the U.S. player's tryout camp.
The Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team was announced on Monday as Army West Point and Navy each totaled seven selections and four other schools had multiple honorees.
The team members are listed below by school, with seasons representing the years of competition within the Patriot League. Each school that participates in men’s lacrosse selected 25 players in the voting for the 25th Anniversary Team, and could not vote for its own student-athletes.
For the first time, the Akwesasne Indians finished as Canadian Junior B lacrosse champions. The franchise won its first-ever Founders Cup (Canadian national championship) in Calgary on Sunday, beating the Seneca Warchiefs 9-6 in overtime in the tournament final.
Hall of Fame defender Pat McCabe can barely hide his glee. He is just back from Lake Placid and offering thoughts on the disappearance of the dominant, takeaway defensemen. He describes a favorite fantasy image involving fellow Lake Placid destroyer of attackmen, Gerry Byrne.
The IWLCA honored 256 student-athletes from 80 different institutions with inclusion in the 2015 IWLCA/Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. Leading the way was the 2015 IWLCA/Zag Sports Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ellen Shaffrey from the College of William & Mary.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the third annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition amongst youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30.
The CNY Elite Lacrosse Club earned third place in the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse at Edinburgh, Scotland, last month. But the 24 girls from the Cicero-North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Jordan-Elbridge school districts have brought back more than just a bronze medal — they’ve returned with new friends and new memories, too.
I spent a couple minutes with Tony Resch, the Head Coach of the 2015 USA Box Lacrosse Team, this weekend in CT. The US Team was there for a training camp, and to cut their 31-man roster down to 23 for the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. (Team USA also scrimmaged the Vermont Voyageurs on Saturday night, and we will have highlights of the game up on Tuesday morning!)
Tomorrow is my Dad’s 88th birthday, so I’d like to wish him a very happy day. He once wrote me a note when I was in college that had about 20 various clichés (keep your nose to the grindstone, turn the corner, etc), and we’ve joked about it ever since. I’m pretty sure I saved it, but of course I couldn’t begin to guess where it might be today. This Road Trip Dad piece is dedicated to him, as I ramble on about droppin’ little Johnny off at college for the first time...
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship 2015 takes over the Onondaga Nation next month and in preparation for the historic event we will be taking a deeper look into each of the 13 nations that will be competing for the gold September 18th-27th, 2015!
Looking at the country’s completely unique lacrosse background, we’re positive the Czech Republic will be bringing their own style of play to the WILC 2015.
On a turf laid fresh on the ice hockey rink at Westminster School for the occasion, the hopefuls of the U.S. men's indoor national team got to work with the goal of representing their country in September at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in New York and Onondaga Nation.
Last fall, cross-training entered into Hilbert’s equation. It rostered seven lacrosse players, most of whom had a limited or no background in cross country or track. Coach Geoff Brunger said that Hilbert men’s lacrosse coach Rick Schunke told him that those guys were noticeably more conditioned for lacrosse, and that other skills seemed improved.
Serbia has finalized their master plans and has all but packed the bags for the WILC 2015! Last week we took a deep look at Serbian lacrosse history and the team’s plans for the WILC, but now we can take a further look into the Serbian roster.
Carter Jordan – Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Penfield
Notables: Served as team captain … Named a two-time All-County recipient … Led Penfield in scoring with 60 points on 27 goals and 33 assists … Winner of the NYS Scholar Athlete Award.
The Iroquois Box Lacrosse Roster has been released officially to the public. There are 24 big-time players ready to suit up for the Nationals at the 2015 WILC! It’s time for the much-anticipated 2015 Iroquois box lacrosse roster!
On Sept. 18, an event of great historical importance will take place on Aboriginal territory: the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) Confederacy will host the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, the first global athletic event ever sponsored by a Native people.
Katie Miller joins the ODU team as the only newcomer from New York. She was a member of the Irondequoit High School women’s lacrosse and basketball teams. She was named to the All-County squad three times over her career and picked up the team’s MVP award as a junior.
The Flyers, a team based in Rochester and honoring the memory of the late Tyler Kopp, won the Boy’s 2018-2019 Silver championship at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, rolling past the Albany Power out of the Capital Region 16-1.
Jimmy Wyrick, meanwhile, joins the Panthers after spending two seasons at Syracuse. The defenseman redshirted in 2013 before transferring after the Orange's 2014 campaign. A native of Round Hill, Va., he helped St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School to three state championships and the program's first Interstate Athletic Conference title.
On a hot August morning in Chili, the Rochester Knighthawks were back on the field teaching kids the fundamentals of lacrosse. Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters was back at work, demonstrating the skills that have made him one of the most successful lacrosse players in the history of his hometown. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6485#sthash.GUSh4Fzg.dpuf
Michael Rice became the second member of the Gaffer Elite Class of 2016 to make his college commitment to attend Alfred University. He has shown himself to be a versatile offensive player by playing attack and midfield at Bath High School.
J.D Recor, Marist (Bishop Timon St. Jude): Recor finished as an all-conference second teamer in both of his first two season, and last year he was 5th in the nation in assists with 43. He averaged four points a game as a sophomore. All in all, he ranked 15th in the nation in points-per-game. Why is he primed for a breakout junior season?
Lacrosse is coming home. For the first time ever, the FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) will hold the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) at the home of the game: The Onondaga Nation, capital of the Iroquois Confederacy. Honeysweet Productions, Executive Producer of WILC has announced today an exclusive partnership for its games to be televised on Universal Sports Network. Four games will be televised on Universal Sports including live coverage of the Gold Medal Championship Game on Sunday, September 27 at 4 p.m. ET.
In the 69-day span between his graduation from Cornell on May 24 and his first day of orientation at the Johnson Graduate School of Management on Aug. 2, Connor Buczek's life was a blur of hotel rooms and airports. Essentially living out of a bag, and with his lacrosse gear in tow, the second overall pick of the Florida Launch in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft played in eight MLL games and worked five different lacrosse camps in five different states. During that time, he traveled from Ithaca to Boston, to Long Island, to Cincinnati, to Houston, to Boca Raton, to Minneapolis, to Boca, to Cincinnati, to Boca, to Charlotte, to Denver, to Atlanta, to Boca, to Cincinnati, and then back to Ithaca.
With just a month to go before the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in New York and Onondaga Nation, Team USA will undergo its final cut down after a training and scrimmage event this weekend in Connecticut.
Who are the players in the running as the final process gets underway?
Adam LoGiudice earned many of the same awards as an attack in lacrosse, including All-America three times, All-ECAC once and All-Liberty League four times. He led the team in goals and points all four years, totaling 148 tallies and 57 assists for 205 points in 60 games.
Besides winning a championship and achieving your winning goals, it makes it even more special when you are the first group to achieve a goal. Penn Yan Academy’s Girl’s Lacrosse team of 1998 can proudly say they did just that. The 1998 Penn Yan Mustang Girl’s lacrosse team was absolutely perfect. They ran the table by winning a Finger Lakes Conference championship, a Section V title, and completed their perfect season by sweeping through the New York State tournament, bringing home the ultimate trophy — a New York State Class B championship.
Mariano, who totaled 51 goals and 30 assists and started every game over the past two seasons, found out on Monday that he’ll be eligible for the Orange in 2016 after transferring from UMass.
The lefty attack joins a position group that is looking to replace starters Kevin Rice and Randy Staats who both graduated, but said their absence wasn’t a big factor in his decision.
Emily Barron is a 5-10 defender from North Syracuse, NY, who most recently competed at Le Moyne College for two seasons. A four-year starter for Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Barron was also a member of the U-15 National Lacrosse team.
The SweetLax 2018 national team took home the Boy’s 2018-2019 Gold division championship at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, running away from the Long Island Express 2018 squad 10-2.
England has played field lacrosse longer than most countries in the world and has a developing box lacrosse scene. The English have competed in the previous two WILC events and are looking for a medal finish in 2015! Let’s get to know the men of Team England before the WILC 2015, exactly one month away!
U.S. Indoor Lacrosse announced the roster and complete coaching staff for the U.S. Junior Indoor Lacrosse Team which will compete in the 2015 U19 Indoor Lacrosse Challenge in Six Nations, Ontario Canada this September.
Several Upstate natives and/or students among the final roster.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Ian Llord to a four-year deal. For the nine-year National Lacrosse League pro, the decision was an easy one to re-up with the Knighthawks.
Hobart has landed first Class of 2018 commit. It comes from near its Geneva, NY campus: Skaneateles defender Marc Welsh decided on the Statesmen. The decision was first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com's Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Welch, a lefty, is an athletic and agile and a strong position defender.
The Lady Eagles, a program made up of girls from the Rocky Point area on Long Island, won the Girl’s 2016-2018 Silver title at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, edging the Salt City Snipers out of Syracuse 10-9 in a closely contested battle.
If you were in Vermont this past weekend, I hope you got out to see some U19 box lacrosse! Team USA’s U19 box training team took on the Vermont Jr. Voyageurs in two games (one on Saturday night and one on Sunday morning) as preparation for the juniors tournament that will precede the FIL World Indoor Championships.
US Lacrosse has announced the 31-player tryout pool for this weekend’s U.S. Men’s Indoor National Team training camp at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn.
Following the three-day tryout, the final 18-man U.S. roster will be announced on Sunday, Aug. 23. Team USA will compete in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Championship, Sept. 18-27 in Onondaga Nation and Syracuse, N.Y.
The World Lacrosse Challenge, an international boys-under-19 event, will be September 11 through 13 at the Six Nations Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The tournament, which will feature 12 participating clubs, will be the first international event to be staged on Haudenosaunee land. It’s being held in conjunction with the men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, scheduled for September 18 through 27 in the U.S., on the Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse.
Alumni are invited to participate in the game with the current team, which will be at John Fallon Field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a BBQ tailgate leading up to the 3 p.m. football game.
He becomes the second Elmira HS lacrosse player to commit to a lacrosse scholarship after Jordan Goldbourn from the Class of 2015 (St. Leo University). This is especially remarkable because the Elmira Express has only had varsity lacrosse for four years!
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will bring “Lacrosse 101” to the Sweden/Clarkson Rec Day Camp on Tuesday, August 18th. The event is the third of its kind since the Knighthawks launched their newest community program on July 13th.
Summer vacations are coming to a close and school is either already underway or getting ready to begin around the country. For many of you, that means it’s time to decide where and what type of program your child will be playing in this season. There is no one that can give you the right answer. You have to decide what’s most important to your family and make a decision based on your, and your child’s, wants and desires. Having gone through this with my son and daughter over the years, here are five things I’ve learned that might help you make your decision:
It is with much excitement and pride that we announce the beginnings of our partnership with The Orange Crush Lacrosse Club. The collaborative partnership started with a mutual vision to raise the level of the game for our elite players in Syracuse and not to hinder the positive and explosive growth of the sport for boys of all ages and skill. Working together, BURN’EM Lacrosse and ORANGE Crush have an inclusive plan to make sure all levels of lacrosse excel starting with youth travel teams, and ultimately elite teams that are properly positioned to carry out this shared vision and to truly help grow the game.
Seven teams have punched their ticket to the 2015 Presidents Cup, joining host St. Catharines Saints. The tournament is scheduled to begin August 31 at Jack Gatecliff Arena. A quick look at how each team got to Presidents Cup 2015:
Tomasina Leska - Attack/Midfield — Vestal, N.Y. (Vestal HS/Star Riders Lacrosse Club)
Leska is a two-time All-American and three-time captain at Vestal High School, where she holds the records for career points (450), goals (226) and assists (224) and single-season goals (69) and assists (71). She participated in the U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament in three consecutive seasons and was selected to try out for the U.S. Women's U19 National Team. Leska was also selected as a Section IV First Team All-Star all four years of high school.
Former Great Dane standout attackman Merrick Thomson has returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach starting in the 2016 season, announced by UAlbany head coach Scott Marr on Monday.
Thomson has spent the last six years as the head coach of the Hill Academy, a prep school in his native Canada. Thomson led the Hill Pride to a combined 68-13 record over the past five seasons. While a coach, he also served as the assistant dean of students and an academic advisor.
At our August legislative session, the county legislature authorized spending $90,000 from Room Occupancy Tax (ROT) to support the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Of this amount, $75,000 will be used to promote the games to targeted markets such as Canada, Buffalo and Long Island. The remaining $15,000 will be used to enhance signage and way-finding assistance to make it easier for visitors to move from the various venues, hotels and local establishments, as well as beautifying the areas that will welcome athletes and fans from all over the world.
Common Goal, a girls lacrosse program out of Rochester, won the Girl's 2018-2019 division title at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic with a hard-fought 8-6 win over M&D 202 Black out of the Mid-Atlantic region.
I commented to someone that, as far as I’m concerned, the Lake Placid Tournament is probably the best lacrosse event of the entire year. Winning coaches might argue that championships and playoff success might be better, and maybe the announcement of All-American honors, the Tewaaraton, and US National Team rosters might also be up there, but for the average fan, player, and family member, how can you possibly top LP?
The Western Royals downed the Niners out of the Hudson Valley 6-4 to win the Boy’s 2016-2017 Bronze championship at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. Tim Santiago, a rising senior midfielder from Hilton, led the Rochester-based Western Royals program with a goal and an assist, helping lift the program to its first title win at the Summit Classic.
Here at LaxLessons, we take pride in the fact that we present news and information objectively and fairly without fear or favor. But when our friends at JustLacrosse Upstate proposed a friendly wager on the All-New York Major League Lacrosse final between the Rochester Rattles and Long Island Lizards, we had to put that policy on hold.
The stars have collided by the sea. Legend Gary Gait is suiting up for Koopers in both the master's and grandmaster's divisions and the Thompson brothers are playing together once again for Cannons Elite in the surfside pool in the men's Elite A division at the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic, where nearly 100 club teams have gathered to compete in eight different divisions.
Baby Blues, a team of girls committed to play at North Carolina, captured the Girls 2016-2018 Gold championship at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, rolling past Western New York-based Lady Roc 2017 Yellow 10-5.
At the end of each sport season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom. For lacrosse, a team must have at least eleven players who have a 90% average or better during the spring season.
Section V lacrosse lost a team during the season (Avon) to low numbers and injuries so the Section ended the season with thirty-five team. The session ended with just under 1, 500 Varsity boys playing. The good news is that Avon hopes to be back for the 216 season.
Recent rules changes in men’s lacrosse are having their intended impact and are earning support from the collegiate community.
That was the takeaway the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee made when it reviewed its annual rules survey during its meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Indianapolis. The survey indicated wide support for the changes made in the previous cycle to encourage a faster pace of play. The committee took no action on new rules, but reviewed all aspects of the sport and set its agenda for future discussion items.
Lucas Quinn, a rising junior midfielder at Niskayuna near Albany, N.Y., led the Rochester-based SweetLax team with a pair of goals in the win. He commented on the growing rivalry between SweetLax and FCA that has played out more intensely each year at Lake Placid.
“FCA, they’re an awesome team,” Quinn said after the win. “They go hard and they have some big guys. It’s cool that I also know a lot of the guys on that side of the field too, and they can all play.”
[Alex] Ataiifar, a transfer goalkeeper from SUNY Cortland, which advanced to the 2015 NCAA Quarterfinals, was a four-year letterwinner at Downingtown West High School, winning a pair of league titles. A 2013 Brine All-American, Ataiifar collected 398 career saves, and was second-team all-league, team MVP and team captain as a senior. During his All-America campaign as a junior, Ataiifar was named second-team all-league and the defensive MVP.
It’s obvious that all of you share our excitement for the upcoming WILC 2015, taking place next month on the Onondaga Nation. Fans from around the world submitted thousands of entries in an attempt to WIN a FULL Event Pass to the games, but on 13 could take home the Grand Prize! Our winners come from two different continent and support five different nations that will be competing. So without further adieu . . .
I’d like to tell you a story, a story about someone who is regarded to be the best player in the history of Japan Lacrosse. I have often heard Japanese coaches and players refer to him simply as, “The Legend.” I think it’s a rare and amazing accomplishment to be regarded as “The Legend,” especially while you’re still around to see it. Meet Shinya Maruyama, the living legend.
Skidmore College's Athletics, Fitness and Recreation Department invites applications for a full-time, regular (10 month) Head Men's Lacrosse Coach position. As a NCAA Division III institution competing in the Liberty League conference, Skidmore College offers 19 varsity sports (9 for men, 10 for women). Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching a highly competitive men's lacrosse program with oversight for all aspects of the program such as scheduling, recruitment of student-athletes, travel, fiscal planning, etc.
Following an extensive national search, Melissa Jaworski (Jamesville-DeWitt/Binghamton/Jacksonville) has been hired as the Head Coach of the Wells College women's lacrosse team, Director of Athletics Michael Lindberg announced Thursday. Jaworski comes to Wells after serving as the graduate assistant women's lacrosse coach at NCAA Division II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.
The battle for the Class of 2015 Gold Medal game in the 2015 Empire Cup featured Hudson Valley taking on Central NY. Despite trailing for the majority of the game, Hudson Valley rallied late, winning the game by a score go 10-8. Check out highlights from all the action with Lax.com!
Team Power-Tek, made up largely of Colgate alumni, outlasted the Maryland-based 1Lacrosse Elite team in a 13-12 championship victory. Former Raider Jeff Ledwick '12 played a big hand in the win, as did face-off specialist Jimmy Carroll '11.
Growing up near Buffalo, the half-hour drive to see Niagara Falls and the latest attraction on Clifton Hill is a rite of passage for kids growing up in western New York. Joe Resetarits’ (Hamburg) childhood was no different, as he and his family did the tourist thing every so often.
For Resetarits, however, his weekly excursions north of the border included other destinations. From an early age, he was fortunate enough to have dedicated parents who chauffeured him to lacrosse practices and games in Canada.
The Level 1 clinic brings the Level 1 online course to life through hands-on training facilitated by US Lacrosse-certified trainers. The 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.
Theresa “Tee” Ladouceur (Bethelem), a former standout at Syracuse and most recently an assistant coach at Albany, was announced as the head women’s lacrosse coach at UC Davis by interim director of athletics Teresa Gould on Wednesday. She becomes the fourth head coach in the program’s varsity history.
Brodsky and her Israeli teammates defeated fourth-ranked Germany 10-5 in Wednesday's quarterfinals. The loss was the first for Germany in five games. Next up for Brodsky and Israel is a meeting with England in a semifinal on Friday, August 14. The winner of that game takes on the winner of Wales-Scotland in Saturday's final.
It seems a good portion of this country is learning what we in New York have known for quite some time: Lacrosse is a great game.
Participation numbers are through the roof, baseball coaches are mad because they're losing players and the number of new college programs over the last decade offer undeniable proof. But as much good as the growth brings, it's also bringing some ugly.
Smith had five points (1+4) and 32 loose ball recoveries while playing a career-high 17 games during the 2015 season. He is fourth all-time in Bandits history with 163 games played, and also ranks first in team history with 526 penalty minutes and 10th with 472 loose ball recoveries.
The tragic plane crash that took the lives of four Summit spectators Friday evening hit like a punch to the stomach. News was slow to reach the tournament itself – names of the four weren’t released until Monday morning. As I remember, I heard about the accident on Saturday, and by Saturday evening there was word about where the plane was from, where it was headed, and who the passengers had come to see play.
Harper said SRC lacrosse coach Terri Swamp and several senior lacrosse players would be appearing on the NBC program between 9 and 10 a.m. on Thursday as part of the promotion for a documentary filmed recently about girls lacrosse teams in the North Country and on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.
Following an extensive national search, Andrew Daly has been hired as the Head Coach for the Wells College men's lacrosse team, Director of Athletics Michael Lindberg announced Wednesday. Daly joins the Express from SUNY Oneonta where he served as the Assistant Coach for the Red Dragons since August of 2011.
For the second consecutive season, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team led the nation in man-down conversion percentage, allowing just three goals in 42 opportunities. The rate of 92.9% was the best in all of NCAA lacrosse - at any division - and a school record.
Mark Brown from B51 Photography (@b51photosmarkbrown) had a crazy idea: What if I put a camera in the back of the net at one of the most popular lacrosse tournaments in the world? This is the story of that idea; the incredible outcome of that lunacy is on display in the gallery.
Major League Lacrosse just wrapped up its 15th season. On Saturday night in Kennesaw, Georgia, the New York Lizards took home their first Steinfeld Trophy in 12 years in front of a near sellout crowd.
It's the kind of night that gets you excited for what this sport can be, the best players on the planet competing at an extremely high level in a great atmosphere. Unfortunately what we had Saturday night is not the norm in MLL. No one person or group is the blame for this reality. The truth is that this is still a relatively young league in a sport that is trying to find a foothold nationally.
Harvey and Sharon Stoler and Raymond and Sharon Shortino will be remembered later this week when family and friends assemble to share stories and celebrate the lives of four people who loved each other and the game of lacrosse. Last Friday, the four long-time friends were on the way back from watching family members and their friends play in the Lake Placid tournament when the private plane, flown by Ray Shortino, crashed shortly after take off from the Adirondack Regional Airport.
This nation almost needs no introduction, their rowdy supporters do a great job of letting you know when the ‘Roos are coming! Learn more about the rich history and current status of Australia lacrosse heading in to the WILC 2015!
After having to cancel the 2015 season due to low participation numbers, Cayuga Community College announced it is suspending the men's lacrosse program for 2016.
Cayuga athletic director Pete Liddell said he and coach JT Pitcher made the decision earlier this month. According to the CCC athletics website, the team had 18 players listed on its roster in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Other area community colleges, such as Monroe, Tompkins Cortland and Finger Lakes, had 20 or more players listed, with Onondaga boasting more than 50 players.
Bourdon arrives at Benedictine after serving as an assistant at LeMoyne College since 2011. LeMoyne has become a perennial NCAA Division II power, winning the 2013 national championship and finishing as the runner-up in 2015. Bourdon was named as the NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013.
Another change (Rule 4-14-3) defines a new "over and back" rule, which states that the offensive team may not carry, pass or propel the ball into its defensive half of the field once it has been advanced into the goal area. An infraction will result in a turnover or play-on.
Having served as a captain for his high-school sports teams, as well as for the West Point lacrosse team, leadership came easy to Murphy. “I liked the responsibility, and I liked having an influence on the guys in the platoon,” he told Task & Purpose. “I was their boss, but we also bonded as a family, especially when we were deployed to Afghanistan.”
The Orange Crush would like to announce that registration is now open for our FALL ACADEMY and TRAVEL TEAM TRY OUTS. The Fall Academy will begin on Sunday - September 13th and consists of five practice sessions with 90 minutes of intense lacrosse skills, drills and games.
Tribe Lacrosse Club Holding Tryouts
from Melissa Hatem
Tribe Lacrosse is a new field lacrosse club inviting 7th and 8th grade boys to tryouts, especially defenders and goalies, this coming Saturday, 3PM, at Van Lieu Park Central Square, NY.
One of the biggest names in lacrosse just launched his own equipment company, and his younger brother has joined his team to lead design. Powell Lacrosse Sticks, founded by Ryan Powell, now offers a full slate of products at PowellLacrosse.com.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Season Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario starting at 7 p.m. ET. The league will first announce winners from the pool of Season Awards finalists, along with All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams, before Terry Sanderson's induction ceremony as the 24th member of the NLL Hall of Fame and lone inductee of the Class of 2015.
Ithaca College invites applications for a full-time head women’s lacrosse coach to lead and direct all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate sport to include coaching and teaching effective strategy, technique and training, recruitment of qualified student-athletes.
Following a three-day training camp that culminated in Sunday’s Blue-White exhibition, US Lacrosse and head coach Nick Myers have announced the 30-man training roster for the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team.
Upstaters are Defender Jared Conners, Pittsford Sutherland (N.Y.) 2016, Virginia, and Goalie Willie Klan, Penfield (N.Y.) 2015, Ohio State.
While one U.S. women's team may have just ended its journey, another's has just begun. The U.S. senior women's national team concluded its first training weekend as the U19 medal rounds played out in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A few years ago, I officiated a summer tournament with a mix of age levels each day. On my first day, I had three U11 games in between U15 and high school games. The first two U11 games were brutal. Parents screaming nonsense:
The champions of the adult divisions were crowned Sunday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, closing out the week-long tournament that brings thousands of players and their families to the Adirondack Mountains each year.
Alyssa Murray (Syracuse), a member of the U.S. Women's National Team and a two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, has joined the Yale women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Erica LaGrow, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse, made the announcement Monday.
First-year Wagner head women's lacrosse coach Katie Rowan has finalized her staff with the announcement that current assistant coach Katrina Martinelli will be given the additional duties of recruiting coordinator, Leah Gallagher has been hired as an assistant coach, and Rachel Vallarelli will join the program as a volunteer coach.
For a Long Island native and a longtime Lizards fan, Rob Pannell '13 saw his childhood dream come true this weekend as he helped the New York Lizards to its first Major League Lacrosse Championship since 2003. The Lizards defeated the Rochester Rattlers, 15-12, in front of 8,764 fans at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Combine will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27 to open draft weekend at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Combine begins at 9:00 a.m. ET, continues with day-long lacrosse activities, and culminates with the annual Prospects Game scrimmage.
The Buffalo Bandits have announced the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with unrestricted free agent forward Daryl Veltman. Buffalo has also re-signed transition player Mitch Wilde to a two-year deal and goalie Rance Vigneux to a one-year deal. All contracts are pending league approval.
Major League Lacrosse has opened up the Player Pool for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2016 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2016 season play.
A fundraising event Lacrosse For Life/A Celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Carthage High School.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the families of Allan Dingman, who is battling stage 4 skin cancer, and Colleen Bloke, who has a kidney disorder.
The Shortino and Stoler families released a joint statement thanking the community for its support. The statement reads in part: "there has been a tremendous outpouring of love from many communities, and it has brought us great comfort in our loss. Our parents were traveling to be with their families to enjoy the game that brought them together 35 years ago. They were long standing friends and well respected within our community." (Video 2:45)
Lacrosse was founded in early 90’s by German students in Berlin and a little later in Munich by students studying from abroad. There is mostly field lacrosse in Germany with tournament records going back to 1994.
Family members have confirmed to the Democrat and Chronicle that Sharon Shortino, 66, and Raymond Shortino, 67, of East Avenue in Rochester were killed in the crash.
The other two on the plane were the Shortinos’ longtime friends, Harvey and Sharon Stoler, both 68, who lived in Penfield.
Alex Roesner and Ryan Conrad, teammates at Loyola Blakefield (Md.) School, hooked up on the winning goal 1:09 into overtime as the Blue team edged the White team 13-12 in an exhibition game at Homewood Field that featured approximately 50 of the nation’s top young players trying out for a spot on the 2016 U.S. U19 team.
Kelly started her lacrosse career in Penn Yan playing under Coach Patty Queener. She graduated from PYA in 2005, earning numerous awards. She was a member of the 2004 State Class B Championship team. After high school, she starred at Limestone College in South Carolina, graduating in 2009.
It had been 12 years since the then-Long Island Lizards had walked off the field with the Steinfeld Cup and for nearly three quarters on Saturday night, it looked like another wait-until-next-year speech might be on the agenda.
But a funny thing happened in the fourth quarter. The New York team that finished first in the regular season and earned a reputation as one of the top defensive teams in Major League Lacrosse finally decided to show up. And once they did, Rochester didn't stand much of a chance.
The championship matchups in the Grand Masters and Open divisions are set for Sunday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, capping the week-long tournament that brings thousands of players and their families to the Tri-Lakes Region.
It was believed the plane, which crashed off Runway 5 shortly after take-off, was heading back to Rochester. The Democrat & Chronicle, a daily newspaper based in Rochester, reported that two couples who had attended the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament were killed. “The names of the two couples had not been released Saturday pending notification of family,” the Rochester newspaper reported.
The Buffalo Bandits are bringing a familiar last name to their roster for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season. The Bandits have signed forward Daryl Veltman to a two-year contract. The former Calgary Roughneck was an unrestricted free agent, and is the nephew of former Bandits’ player and NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman.
There was a good crowd on hand to watch the Onondaga Redhawks take game one of the best of seven series over Native Sons with a 10-4 win. With Redhawk Jeremey Thompson taking all of the face-offs tonight, the Redhawks enjoyed many initial possessions of the draw and veteran forward Neal Powless took advantage.
The 1 p.m. exhibition will match 50 of the nation’s top high school and college players against each other as they vie for spots on the Team USA 30-man roster. The U.S. team staff, led by head coach Nick Myers (Ohio State University), will split the training pool into two 25-man squads to compete in a Blue versus White format. Rosters are expected to be announced in early August.
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Niagara Celtic 5K, to benefit the Newfane Women’s Lacrosse Club. Casual and serious runners will love the festive event on Sept. 20, at the 15th annual Celtic Festival at Krull Park, Olcott.
The final pieces of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship 2015 are coming together. Forty-four days out from the event, the Turkey Lacrosse Association made their roster announcement public yesterday afternoon. September will mark the very first WILC for the Turkey Lacrosse.
What do sports mean to you? For the girls of the Salmon River lacrosse team,sports are more than an after school activity. Lacrosse is their heritage and has traditionally been a symbol of hope for their people. Originally forbidden from competing, they are their community’s first generations of female lacrosse players, flipping tradition on its head and shattering cultural and societal expectations. Follow as they battle budget cuts and other setbacks. Presented by The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation: Sports Matter.
Yesterday was the perfect day at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament – if you wanted to get a sunburn. There was no rain, very little wind, and the sun was shining almost all day long. As much as I like being in the sunshine, I was kind of grateful to be under the main tent or off in the trailer/office for most of the day.
A multitude of games are in the books at the Lake Placid Lacrosse tournament. With traditional Powerhouse teams like Graph-Tex, Burnt Orange, Big Red Steelheads and Motive Pure in an expanded Masters division there is no shortage of quality lacrosse being played. The open division, also a hige attraction, has seen a number of new teams enter the fray and an extra "Open Play-In" bracket has been added to accomodate the surge.
In the first part of our MLL championship preview, Kyle Devitte told you why the New York Lizards will hoist the Steinfeld Cup this weekend. I offer my counter. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Chris Rosenthall, and I am the advocate for the Syracuse University Graduate Program, the Wolfpack and the Ontarian Barbarians: The future champions of Major League Lacrosse, the Rochester Rattlers.
This is why they will win:
This Saturday night, the Rochester Rattlers take on the New York Lizards at 7 p.m. from Kennesaw, Ga., for the Major League Lacrosse title and the Army West Point lacrosse program will have a strong rooting interest on the Rattlers side of the field.
Major League Lacrosse has announced this year's 2015 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance. The roster is voted on by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the League, all of whom stood out at their respective positions.
Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross today announced the addition of the league's ninth and newest team, the Atlanta Blaze. Based in Kennesaw, Georgia, the Atlanta Blaze will join MLL league play in the 2016 season.
Jim Calder '79, a member of the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame and parent of two William Smith lacrosse players, is the co-author of a new book entitled "Women Play Lacrosse - A History of the International Field Game."
The week was filled with top-notch competition, as 150 of the country’s top young players traveled to Lake Placid for the third annual Northstar Invitational. Here’s a look at some of the players that stood out over the course of the week & why:
Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.) | Common Goal (2019)
Listed as an attacker, but Coykendall possesses the speed, athleticism and ability to be a talented two-way player. With a great stick and ability to make plays all over the field, she was one of the most exciting players to watch all week.
Leah Daly, Brockport (N.Y.) | Common Goal (2018)
A gritty, two-way midfielder, Daly excels on both sides of the ball. With a great stick, she’s fun to watch in the open field and is just an all-out hustler.
Donny Moss, an assistant coach for the Elmira College men's lacrosse team, has been spending his summer not only recruiting for the Purple and Gold but also playing professionally for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). This Saturday, August 8th, Moss will look to help the Rattlers take home some hardware as Rochester (8-6) faces the New York Lizards (10-4) in the MLL Championship game in Kennesaw, GA at 7:00 p.m.
Terry and Kim Pegula are easily the wealthiest owners ever of a Rochester pro sports team. The American Hockey League Amerks belong to them.
But the Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers have a very rich owner, too – Jim Davis, the 71-year-old chairman of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. He bought the Boston-based company in 1972, when it had six employees. It now has 2,600 employees worldwide.
Why did you choose Canisius? “As soon as I toured Canisius I knew it was the perfect fit for me. Coach (Randy) Mearns and the rest of the staff made me feel welcome from the minute I arrived. Canisius offers everything I am looking for in a school, it has a great business program, a smaller school with small class sizes which I was looking for and a great lacrosse program. I just knew it was the place I wanted to be.”
Academic honors, service projects: Selected for “2015-2016 Red Jacket Committee”–the highest leadership team at Coppell High School (11-12); Leadership Team (11); DAP Program (9,10,11,12); National Honor Society (9)(10)(11)(12); National Forensics Lege (10)(11)(12); Sophomore Vice President; SPUR Leader (9)(10); Digital Literacy (11)(12); Novice Debate President (9); Varsity Debate Historian (10,11); Shattered Dreams Representative (11); Student Council (11,12); Member of Society of Women Engineers (11)
One of the best parts of being at Lake Placid is seeing so many guys I used to coach at Oswego, former Laker laxmen who are still playing. In past years I’ve counted as many as 15 or 20 Laker alums in town for one part of the week or another. But this year, I was a little disconcerted about the number of them playing not at the end of the week, when the men’s Open division takes place, but during the middle of the week, when the oldest age groups compete.
The Clarkson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce that former Golden Knights' standout Dylan Broomfield (Clinton) will join the Green and Gold's Men's Lacrosse coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.
Week after week players impress with their performances. The All-MLL team, however, honors those truly special individuals that put together amazing performances consistently throughout the season. They are the cream of the crop. Here are the individuals that truly stood out and should be selected to the All-MLL team.
Are you willing to let a win slip by in the quest for a better team at the end of the season when playoffs roll around? Not just hypothetically, would you really do it? With the parents in the stands watching, the kids with subpar stick skills staring off into space on the bench behind you, the opposing coach mercilessly seeking the almighty W and playing only their best of the best?
Continuing to honor its 2015 Hall of Fame class, the Northeast-10 Conference recognized the 2006 Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team on Thursday. The newest members of the NE-10 Hall of Fame were honored at the conference’s annual banquet, which was held on June 1.
Tickets for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship can now be purchased online. The championships begin with the opening ceremony on Sept. 18 at the War Memorial. Game 1 between the Iroquois Nationals and the United States team will follow the ceremony.
Eleven countries will travel to the United States on Sept. 18 to compete in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at the Onondaga Nation. Thirteen teams in total, including the U.S. team and the Iroquois Nationals, will compete.
Today’s topic nation has been playing box lacrosse for a very short time, but that is no knock on their athleticism and determination. Loading up with the few NLL players boasting deep rooted heritages, get to know Serbia before they make their WILC debut!
“I am excited to announce the addition of Kailah Kempney to our staff at Colorado,” said Elliott. “Kailah is an unbelievably talented lacrosse player, who has a great passion for playing and teaching the game. Coming from Syracuse, Kailah knows what it takes to compete for championships and has learned from one of the biggest names in lacrosse in [Syracuse head coach] Gary Gait. I am looking forward to the perspective and energy Kailah will bring to our program. She will be an incredible asset to all of our players on a daily basis.”
Marjorie Dehm - Freshman | Attack | 5-8 | Baldwinsville, New York/Charles W. Baker
Comes to Vermont from Baldwinsville, New York and Charles W. Baker High School … In 2013, led the team to the New York State Section III Class A Championship, the Regional Class A Championship and the Class A Finals, where the team finished as runner-up . . .
Pat Thompson, Elmira College Vice President of Athletics, announced the appointment of Alexa Tardif as the head coach of the Elmira College women's lacrosse program on Tuesday morning. In addition to her head coaching responsibilities, she will also assist Lauren Silva as the assistant coach of the field hockey program this fall.
NOTE: Thanks to Rich Gross for giving me the idea for today’s RTD Lake Placid Chronicles…
I’ll admit that I have never read Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, but I know how it begins, and that’s why I titled today’s piece the way that I did.
Champions were crowned in the Scholastic Divisions at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, a once-fledgling tournament that has become a bustling celebration of the sport and a regular summer getaway for many of the best players at all levels of the sport as well their families.
If you're a Division I college lacrosse coach, the only thing better than landing a verbal commitment from an athletic and skilled 6-foot-3 midfielder would be getting two of them.
Syracuse University managed to do just that on Monday night when the twin tandem of rising sophomores Andrew Kim and Justin Kim of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) both verballed to the Orange, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com's Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Andrew, who weighs 185 pounds, and Justin, who weighs 190, are both righties.
In late May, midfielder Taylor Cummings and defender Alice Mercer helped the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team defeat Syracuse and North Carolina on the sport’s final weekend to seal the program’s second consecutive national title.
This past weekend, Cummings and Mercer took the field and saw many of the players they battled during the season. This time, though, everyone was playing for the same team.
Cosmo ranks third in franchise history with 25 wins and second with 2,201 saves as a Bandit. He is coming off a season that saw him set a new career-high with 10 wins, to go along with a .781 save percentage and an 11.31 goals-against average.
Thirteen nations will compete for the gold medal. Defending champion Canada has already set its roster, but rosters for the Iroquois Nationals and the United States have yet to be released. Expect the Iroquois roster to drop some time this week or early next week. Expect it to contain the names of Lyle and Miles Thompson, who played at Albany and made Tewaaraton Trophy history, plus former Syracuse University star Brett Bucktooth.
Ithaca College has announced the hiring of Erin Growney (East Rochester) as assistant coach for the women's lacrosse program. Growney spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Brockport where she helped guide the Golden Eagles to an overall record of 20-14.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league announced Rochester Rattlers attackman, Jordan Wolf was voted the 2015 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year by the League’s Head Coaches and General Managers. In only his second year in the MLL, Wolf is regarded as one of the most dangerous speed dodgers in the game.
The people of the Haudenosaunee are also hosting a U19 World Lacrosse Challenge the week before the World Games start. The games will be held at Six Nations in Ontario. Teams from eleven countries will play with Canada and Iroquois each putting in three teams.
Major League Lacrosse's desire to have a team in Atlanta has long been known, and the time has finally come. The MLL has scheduled a press conference for Friday morning at Kennesaw State University in Georgia for "an important announcement," the league said on Wednesday, and sources have told Lacrosse Magazine that it is to announce a new team in Atlanta starting in 2016.
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association recently announced their 2015 All-America Class which included two players from Section Five. Klan and KunickNamed to the list were Penfield goalie Willie Klan and Victor defenseman Brandon Kunick.
US Lacrosse today announced the U.S. Men’s Under-19 National Team will host a Blue-White exhibition game on Sunday, Aug. 9, as part of the team’s weekend training camp at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
Casey plans to kickoff the CPWLF with the World Lacrosse Beach Festival on the Siesta Key sands before taking his mission to all corners of the planet. Florida seems like a no-brainer for the home base of the CPWLF, it’s where he lives, coaches high school ball and competes with the MLL’s Launch. With all of that on his plate, I just had to know why and how Powell plans to use his lacrosse stardom to help the game grow to new heights!
For the girls of the Salmon River, lacrosse is more than an after school sport. Lacrosse is in their heritage, and has traditionally been a symbol of hope for their people. Originally forbidden from competing, they are their community’s first generations of female lacrosse players, flipping tradition on its head and shattering cultural and societal expectations. Find out how lacrosse helped Team Captain Tsieboo, manage the pressure and expectation from her community and her family. Tsieboo’s mother, a tribal Clan mother, has to rethinking her elders’ stance on girls playing a sacred, man’s game. Presented by The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation: Sports Matter.
Situated south of Syracuse, in upstate New York, lies the present-day territory of the Onondaga Nation, where the indigenous people here maintain their sovereignty and operate outside of the general jurisdiction of New York State. The Onondaga are part of the Haudenosaunee, which is often referred to as the Iroquois Confederacy, or Six Nations. The other members include the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. Together, they're united by traditions, beliefs and cultural values. One such tradition is the ancient game of Lacrosse.
Growing up on Long Island in the 60’s, our family usually took two-week camping trips to the Adirondacks every summer. We camped at Fish Creek Campground and spent days boating, swimming, making campfires, hiking, and taking day trips in to Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and of course, Lake Placid (usually on rainy days). My brothers and I loved the Adirondacks, and now, some 45 years later, I consider myself pretty fortunate to still be spending some of my summer in this area.
Entering their sophomore years – and already listed at 6 feet 3, 190 pounds – the pair of blossoming star midfielders caught the Orange’s attention at the MaverikShowtime national showcase in early July. The event featured more than 100 of the best rising sophomores and juniors in the country.
The end of the 2015 collegiate season did not see the end of lacrosse for some former Great Danes. Six UAlbany alumni suited up in Major League Lacrosse during the 2015 season, including two that played for UAlbany in the same year.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed goalie Angus Goodleaf to a three-year deal. “It feels great to be a part of this team for the next three seasons,” he said. “We have a great veteran team with a great chance to win every year.”
Lacrosse has never been as popular as it is currently at the high school level. Ohio is the latest state to announce sanctioning of the sport, starting with the 2016-17 school year. Additionally, despite growing awareness and concern over youth sports injuries, studies show that the injury rate in girls’ lacrosse remains steady and, in fact, is declining in some areas.
University at Albany attack Kenzie Neal (Orangeville, Ontario/The Hill Academy) competed for the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship this past weekend for Canada, helping defeat North American rival USA 9-8 for the gold medal.
Chenango Forks Lacrosse attended the Big Kahuna Tournament in Maryland this past weekend and took first in their division, and second over all. It is a very hard thing for a small high school to go to Maryland and compete in these tournaments. The Big Kahuna Tournament was put on by Warrior.
The 2015 Empire State Cup was well represented by area lacrosse players this year. The boys 2017 Western team included Casey Nevins, Ryan Burns, Cian Collins, and Kurtis King were an undefeated 7-0 for the tournament and won the gold medal.
Banks graced the cover of Inside Lacrosse as the subject of a story headlined “The Right Direction” about his rise from the streets of Norwalk, Conn., to a member of the Great Danes' starting defense. The story, written by Damian Andrew, earned honorable mention in the Best American Sports Writing 2009 edition. Banks graduated from Albany in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. IL checked in with Banks for the August 2015 issue, available digitally and in print.
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with transition player Matthew Bennett, forward Tyler Ferreira and defenseman Matt Spanger. The team has also agreed to terms with goaltender Davide DiRuscio on a two-year contract.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has named Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) of the New York Lizards, the 2015 Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers.
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association is pleased to announce their National All-America Class for the 2015 season. The 2015 class is represented by student-athletes from 20 states, and 25 colleges and universities. NILCA congratulates the following players on their accomplishments during the 2015 season.
For Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna), an offseason is more of an idea than a reality. Her commitment to lacrosse is a constant one, and her schedule has seen little letup since her junior season with Syracuse University ended with a loss in the national semifinals.
Treanor’s latest lacrosse engagement? A weekend of training with the U.S. Women’s National Team from July 31 to Aug. 2, where Treanor worked out at the University of Delaware with the 35 other players competing for the 18 spots on the Team USA roster for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in England.
As the Rochester Rattlers prepare for their run at the Major League Lacrosse Championship for the second season in a row, fans and followers of the franchise don’t have to look very far down the Interstate 90 Thruway to find a Division 1 program that has deep ties in the team’s success.
In the Middle School Division, the representatives from the Hudson Valley took home the silver medal after a hard-fought 7-5 loss to the team from New York City in the championship game. Max Popolizio/Hen Hud (4a), Blake Borges/Yorktown (2g,1a), Kyle Morrison/Croton (1g), Alex Fraioli/Yorktown (1g) and Jonathan Bradbury/New Rochelle (1g) led the HV offensive effort in that game.
OK, so Day Two was really the first day of the tournament, but yesterday – Day One – was my first day up here in Lake Placid. This will probably only get more confusing as the week goes along…
The scholastic tournament opened up at 9:30 yesterday morning, with 12 games, in eight different divisions, being played at three separate locations. We had eight rounds of games, starting every 70 minutes, with only a few fields not being used late in the day.
While both teams surely feel the pressure of a championship matchup, JustLacrosse Upstate and LaxLessons.com, the leading source for lacrosse news, instructional information, and recruiting coverage in the Tri-state region, are joining the fray!
Perhaps the person that the Lord used the most to turn the attention of the Syracuse Lacrosse coaching staff was the big 6' 2" 200 pound attackman Tim Nelson (Yorktown High School). Our high schools played against each other back in Westchester in Section 1. We also played together on a Manhasset summer league team in the old Freeport Summer League after my first year in college. As a result of our shared history, Tim (Nellie) knew my game and knew it well.
The Onondaga Redhawks host Game 1 of the best of seven series against Native Sons. Game 2 will be at Native Sons on Saturday at 7 pm. The weekend ends with the Redhawks hosting game 3 on Sunday at 4pm. Adult ticket prices are $5. Seniors and children are reduced prices.
"This is a really exciting time for our program to have our first recruiting class on campus," Waagbo said. "We admire their pioneering spirit and willingness to step into some uncharted territory as we build the women's lacrosse program here at Army West Point.
Why did you choose school? “The first moments I stepped on campus I loved it. The atmosphere was welcoming. The staff was very welcoming. I felt at home there. The business program at Hilbert is one of the best in the area.
We are proud to recognize those individuals and teams who have made substantial contributions to the growth and sustainability of the tournament. Our Legends of LAX truly represents both the spirit and substance of Lake Placid Lacrosse. Congrats to the 2015 recipients The Kim Brothers, Cort and Blake, and Mark Snyder!
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship 2015 takes over the Onondaga Nation next month and in preparation for the historic event we will be taking a deeper look into each of the 13 nations that will be competing for the gold September 18th-27th, 2015!
The five-time World Champion Rochester Knighthawks are offering internships for the 2016 National Lacrosse League season. Our internships present a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the daily operations of a professional sports team.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will bring the team’s “Healthy Hawks” program to Camp Eastman on Tuesday, August 3rd. The presentation is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the camp located at 1301 Lake Shore Blvd.
Brock recently completed his third season with the Bandits, posting eight points (1+7) and 41 loose ball recoveries in 15 games during the 2015 campaign. The six-year NLL veteran has 34 points (14+20) in 70 career games for Buffalo, Boston and Philadelphia.
This year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony, presented by RPS Bollinger and the Markel Insurance Company, features nine inductees as the Class of 2015. The inductees are: Jake Curran, Dom Fin, Diane Geppi-Aikens (posthumous), Bob Hartranft, Julie Hull Elicker, Charlie Lockwood, Sarah Nelson, Maggie Vaughan and Brian Voelker.
Lacrosse great & SPEED Lacrosse™ founder Casey Powell discusses the backyard game that shaped his historic career. This backyard game has been reborn & CP is on a mission to grow lacrosse participation beyond levels its ever realized.
The late great Harry Chapin had a song called “Greyhound,” which has a final verse that ends “It’s got to be the going – not the getting there – that’s good,” and I just cannot get those lyrics out of my head when I make a road trip like the one I did yesterday.
With the hundreds and hundreds of lacrosse players, from Hamburg to Eden to Rochester to Syracuse to Erie, 2014’s feebler-than-normal participation was followed by the best attendance in Hamburg Youth Lacrosse tournament history. Craig Van Tine noted the club has hosted a tournament of some sort every year since the early 1980s.
Every high school athlete hoping to become a college athlete should know that several factors carry just as much weight, if not more, with coaches than does talent. Just being able to play doesn't make you "recruitable."
Whether you're attending the Lake Placid Summit Classic or following along from home or work, there's no better way to follow the tournament than the AES Xpress App. The App is a free download at the App store and is compatible with both the iPhone, IPad and Droid operated devices. Once downloaded, within the app locate the event, search for your team and you'll have complete access to as close to real-time scores as possible.
Janine “National Anthem Girl” Stange, who made history in 2014 as the first to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" in all 50 states, made patriotic history for a second time. Stange became the first to sing our nation’s anthem every hour for a day in the finale of the five-state Shootout for Soldiers event. Stange’s record 24 performances in 24 hours concluded on Saturday, Aug. 1, the birth date of Francis Scott Key who wrote the national anthem’s lyrics as a poem in 1814.
Friday night was a blue moon as Allegany and the Redhawks squared off in their best of five series. The hometown Redhawks were looking to end the series while the visiting Arrows wanted to get the series back to their own floor. The “Once in a blue moon” theory seemed to be in effect a both teams were scoreless for the first ten minutes of play.
Why did you choose school? “Hamilton was everything I wanted in a school: great academics, great lacrosse, a beautiful campus, and an open curriculum. The coaching staff is very interested in winning a NESCAC championship and a NCAA championship.”
Rochester maintained a high pressure offense of its own, with Kevin Rice (3g, 1a) leading the way and winning the Coca Cola Player of the Game. He teamed up with his former Syracuse teammate Randy Staats (2g, 1a) to keep Rochester in the lead from the 3rd quarter on.
John Galloway is arguably one of the best goalies in Major League Lacrosse, and even though he and the Rochester Rattlers (8-6) didn’t have the kind of regular season they did in 2014, the former Syracuse star showed once again why he is the glue for the Rattlers between the pipes. Galloway had 15 saves in spectacular fashion as Rochester beat the Ohio Machine (9-5) in the first game of the MLL Semi Final Playoffs 12-8.
I wrote a PG-13 version of the first two lines of this and sent it to my son Eric in Brockport as a joke. A day later, he sent me no less than 46 lines that he had added, which also deserved a solid PG-13 rating. I laughed, teased Eric about having too much free time on his hands, and told him that, unfortunately, our poem would never see the light of day.
But as the weekend approached and I started to get things together for Lake Placid, I couldn’t get his poem out of my head. There were too many good lines to bury it or delete it forever. So I edited it, came up with this G (maybe PG) version. Maybe you can guess where changes were made. Enjoy.
With the help of four members of the Canisius College women’s lacrosse program, Canada earned its first-ever gold medal in field women’s lacrosse history, topping the four-time reigning champion United States team at the 2015 FIL Under-19 World Championship, 9-8, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Canisius head coach Scott Teeter also served as the head coach of the Canadian team. The two-time MAAC Coach of the Year and leader of the four-time MAAC Champions, Teeter guided Canada to not only its first-ever appearance in the title game and championship but also the team’s first-ever victory over the United States (Canada had never even been within single digits versus its neighbor before this tournament).
Kevin Rice (Skaneateles/Syracuse), who was picked 23rd overall by the Florida Launch in the 2015 MLL draft but acquired in a trade, and Randy Staats (OCC/Syracuse), selected 29th overall, led the way as the Rattlers offense exploded to score five of the first six goals of the third quarter and ultimately took a 10-8 lead into the fourth quarter.
New York reigned supreme, 16-15, before a near-sellout crowd at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium. Lizards goalie Drew Adams made 20 saves, Gurenlian went 19-32 on face-offs and Rabil chipped in with two goals and two assists. Additionally, the Lizards were bolstered by strong showings from JoJo Marasco and Rob Pannell, who notched four points apiece.
The Albany Elite Varsity girls lacrosse team finished the travel season with a 5-0 tournament win at Summer Splash 2015 at Harvard University July 24-26. The team is coached by Tony Garufi, Steve Shields, Alyssa Treanor (Siena College) and Kayla Treanor (Syracuse University).
The fourth annual Northstar Invitational concluded yesterday at Lake Placid's Northwood School. Team France captured the annual event's championship, as Jane Hansen (Cohasset, Mass. '19) took home MVP honors. Check back later this week for a full breakdown of team MVPs, final standing, sports & performance index training results, players that impressed & more.
John Galloway (West Genesee) is arguably one of the best goalies in Major League Lacrosse, and even though he and the Rochester Rattlers (8-6) didn’t have the kind of regular season they did in 2014, the former Syracuse star showed once again why he is the glue for the Rattlers between the pipes. Galloway had 15 saves in spectacular fashion as Rochester beat the Ohio Machine (9-5) in the first game of the MLL Semi Final Playoffs 12-8 . . .
Rochester maintained a high pressure offense of its own, with Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) (3g, 1a) leading the way and winning the Coca Cola Player of the Game. He teamed up with his former Syracuse teammate Randy Staats (OCC) (2g, 1a) to keep Rochester in the lead from the 3rd quarter on.
To find the absolute pinnacle of his lacrosse career – the very best moment — Max Seibald looks to the 2010 World Championships. Manchester, England hosted the Worlds that year, and a young Seibald was part of Team USA that won gold. “I was only a year out of college, 21 years old, ” remembers Seibald, now 27. “There was so much excitement and pride to win the Worlds. After the previous year, it was very special.”
Chelsea Martin, a 2011 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy (OFA) and a 2015 graduate of SUNY Cortland where she won the 2015 women's lacrosse national championship, has been added to the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse and women's soccer coaching staffs as an assistant coach.
The Girls 2017 Gold medal game was decided by an overtime goal scored by Central’s Claire Odett, assisted by Mackenzie Alexander, to edge Long Island 8 to 7 to bring home gold. This game was tight throughout as both teams had chances to take the lead late but a crease call against Long Island and a timely save on Central’s last shot lead to the exciting overtime period. Central’s Mackenzie Alexander lead all scorers with a four goal and one assist performance.
Beginning September 18th, thirteen international box lacrosse teams will face off in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Hosted by the Iroquois Nationals on the Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse, New York, the title game will be held in world famous Carrier Dome on the 28th. If your passion for the game is anywhere near ours, you’re definitely going to want to be there to see this!
LaxAllStars.com and WILC 2015 are giving thirteen lacrosse fans around the globe an opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.
The National Lacrosse League free agency period opened on Saturday, Aug. 1 with teams now free to pursue restricted and unrestricted free agents on the market for the 2016 NLL season and beyond. With the passing of the July 31 deadline, teams are no longer able to make qualifying offers to avoid restricted free agency or place franchise tag designations on players.
A morning ceremony Saturday behind West Genesee High School will mark the Wildcats’ stadium turf as “Mike Messere Field,” honoring the nation’s winningest lacrosse coach. In 40 seasons, the West Genesee boys coach has amassed an unrivaled 803 victories against just 72 losses, winning 15 state championships and 30 Section III titles. In June, the Wildcats played in their 23rd state championship game under his leadership.
But the real home turf for the legendary coach is a 39-acre “farm” tucked into a corner of the Town of Camillus.
It's déjà vu for the Rattlers and Machine, who met in the 2014 semifinals as well. Rochester was the host then and won, 15-11. A year later, Ohio is the home team and head coach Bear Davis is looking to also be the victor.
“That really means a lot and shows how Rochester feels about me,” said Resetarits about his new deal. “I am anxious to go out and prove myself, and win a championship. (Last year) I really learned so much from the coaching staff and the players. It was such a confidence booster from Day One. I couldn’t be more excited to be back, especially for another three years.”