Tomasina Leska and Jake Bulman each earned $2,000 scholarships through the Brandon Youngstrom Foundation, which honors the 2008 Vestal graduate and former boys lacrosse standout who died unexpectedly last year.
The 2015 girls Empire State Cup is ready to kick off this Friday. The first match includes Central vs New York City. Central is looking strong with the number one seed while New York City has played many tight games being the four seed. The second game features Adirondack and Hudson Valley, both looking very strong.
We reported this past weekend on the City School District seeing a nearly 40 percent increase in students playing high school sports. The number of teams have increased. Spending is up. And the question was asked:
How many of the students participating are girls?
With the National Lacrosse League officially announcing that the 2015 Entry Draft will be held Monday, September 28 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre, it's a perfect time to run IL Indoor's first Mock Draft of the year. The first round will be heavily influenced by the Georgia Swarm. Holding four picks among the first six, the Swarm will be adding a ton of talent in a draft that has been hailed for years as probably the best ever. Any first-round pick and many in the second will provide a player with the potential to make an immediate impact, including several players who could be key building blocks for a franchise.
Former Cornell men's lacrosse player Connor Buczek '15 was announced as a recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Buczek was one of 29 men to earn the scholarship for the spring season. He is Cornell's first NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient since Wendy Fiel (softball) in 1999.
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is hosting their annual FREE Youth Lacrosse Clinic for Boys & Girls on Saturday Aug 1 at 10am at the Optimist Fields (aka Booher Fields) Rt 11 LaFayette. All boys & girls youth & middle school players are welcome. The clinic is FREE - no registration required. Kids are encouraged to bring all their gear. Jim McElhannon ’92, former JUCO All-American and 2-time JUCO National Champion (Herkimer College) will be leading the alumni who will be working with the boys and girls who attend.
Orange Crush Lacrosse is proud to announce that Liz Beville has been named Director of Orange Crush Girls Lacrosse Program.
The 2014 Cortland State Alum brings an impressive resume to the Orange Crush Program. Liz was a 4-year member of the Cortland State Women’s Lacrosse Team with an overall record of 84-7 during her playing career at Cortland. Liz was also Team Captain during her senior year.
The John Pepper Boys Lacrosse Tournaments are almost here! The 12th Annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational for high school varsity teams and the 14th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament for 10th grade and under will take place on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd respectively.
The Rochester Rattlers (8-6) went to South Florida in hopes of securing a win and a potential playoff hosting duty in the 2015 MLL semi finals. They were met by a Florda Launch (5-9) team that has been on a role offensively, and showed it on Saturday night as they poured on a display that sent the Rattlers back north with an upcoming travel date to Ohio on Saturday, August 1st.
School is right around the corner, and for many players, the jump from youth lacrosse to trying out for the high school team lies ahead. The difference between a youth team and high school team can be eye opening and stressful for players trying to make the transition. Here’s some advice from a high school coach on how to make the best impression and have a positive transition.
With as prominent as the number one was for Tyler Skretny this year, it’s a surprise he didn’t switch jerseys so that he could complete his set. Rather than mess with tradition, West Seneca East’s most recent valedictorian kept his number 26 for lacrosse.
Acquired from the University of North Carolina by the Charlotte Hounds with the 9th overall pick in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, Sankey entered the league in Week 7 more than ready to make an immediate impact. In his first game with the Hounds, he earned the "CascadeRookie of the Week" honors after posting an eight-point debut, netting 5 goals. Sankey's early impact was enough to earn him a late All-Star selection and appearance in Houston.
For the foreseeable future, even now that his official days as a Red Devil are over, Josh Slowinski will be the face of the Clarence boys lacrosse program.
It’s kind of hard not to be when you’re the holder of virtually every record — whether single game, season or career — in the books.
A two hour training session at McKiney Park in Corning, NY focusing on teaching and developing proper individual skills and team concepts essential to the game of lacrosse. Clinic director is Nate Watkins (Horseheads/Maryland/Rochester Rattlers).
For a group of kids in Harlem, lacrosse has become a lifestyle. Depicted in two new national spots from Dick's Sporting Goods set to premiere on Wednesday, the Harlem lacrosse team has become the latest beneficiary of the retailer's program, Sports Matter.
SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr has been selected as the 2015 Division III National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). She was also named the IWLCA Empire Region Coach of the Year.
Rochester Knighthawks Joe Walters and Zac Reid spent Monday afternoon in Hilton as they brought the team’s “Lacrosse 101” program to over 100 kids in the Rochester suburb. “This is a really cool program,” said Knighthawks forward Joe Walters. “Our goal is to grow the game and enlighten kids about the sport.”
The Rochester Knighthawks will have the second overall pick in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, which will take place on Monday, September 28th at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario at 7:00 p.m.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Draft is set for Monday, Sept. 28 as the league welcomes one of the most-talented draft classes in history ahead of its 30th anniversary season in 2016. The highly-anticipated NLL Draft, which will be held at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario, begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Thoughts on your HS team’s season? “My high school team had a great season! We made it to the sectional finals game and had a tough 10-7 loss to nationally ranked Victor, a team we had beaten to earlier in the season. I am very excited to work hard and continue to help my team improve these next 2 years.”
The fourth annual Northstar Invitational kicks off [this] morning in Lake Placid, New York, as 150 of the top high school players in the nation are set to open play at the Northwood School in the three-day event. Northstar provides its student-athletes with recruiting awareness sessions, speed, fitness and agility testing in addition to the on-field action instructed by some of the top players in the college game. Additionally, the sidelines boast a strong collegiate showing.
The IWLCA announced today its 2015 National and Regional Coaches of the Year. Cathy Reese of the University of Maryland, Kristen Selvage of Lock Haven Univesity and Kelly Lickert-Orr of SUNY Cortland were named the National Coaches of the Year for Division I, II & III respectively. Cathy Reese led the Terrapins to their second straight Division I National title with 21-1 record. Kristen Selvage posted a 20-1 record while leading the Bald Eagles to its second straight national championship game. Kelly Lickert-Orr guided the 2015 Red Dragons to their first Division III National Championship in the program's history with a 22-1 record.
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse at Cornell, has announced that the Big Red will add 15 newcomers to the roster for the 2016 season. The 15-member class consists of six US Lacrosse All-Americans, the most to join the program since the 2009 season, and consists of six midfielders, five attackmen, three defenders, and one goalie.
US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse have named New York Lizards midfielder, Greg Gurenlian as the winner of the 2015 USL/MLL Sportsmanship Player of the Year Award, as well as the Rochester Rattlers as the winner of the League's 2015 USL/MLL Team Sportsmanship Award. Both selections were based on voting conducted among the League's game officials.
Has any other sport changed its rules more often than college lacrosse? For a game that claims to be one of the oldest in the world, it seems like we’ve tried just about everything to change the way we play it.
Ohio will host it’s first-ever playoff game next Saturday, August 1 at 4 p.m. The Machine will take a three-game winning streak into the playoffs where they will face the Rochester Rattlers. The Machine played at Rochester in the 2014 MLL Semifinals, the team’s only playoff appearance. Rochester advanced to the 2014 MLL Championship game before losing to the eventual champion Denver Outlaws.
Possession of the ball really does matter.
That was the main difference Sunday as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) defeated Long Island Express North, 12-6, in the championship game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship. Led by the stellar effort of specialist Jordan Ginder, FCA dominated face offs and controlled the action for long stretches in claiming its third U15 national title, and first since 2010. FCA finished 7-0 in the tournament, including a pair of wins over Long Island North.
Top-seeded Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.) wanted to sting quickly in the girls’ gold medal game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships against Long Island rival and second-seeded Top Guns 2018 (N.Y.), and did it ever.
The Rochester Rattlers (8-6) went to South Florida in hopes of securing a win and a potential playoff hosting duty in the 2015 MLL semi finals. They were met by a Florda Launch (5-9) team that has been on a role offensively, and showed it on Saturday night as they poured on a display that sent the Rattlers back north with an upcoming travel date to Ohio on Saturday, August 1st.
Bob Streeten’s boys lacrosse coaching career in Corning was largely defined by his teams’ 544 victories, 13 state finals appearances and the nearly 100 Division I college scholarships earned by his players.
The barometer for success is much simpler these days for Streeten, who is still teaching the sport as director and coach of the flourishing Gaffer Elite Lacrosse travel program nearly 40 years after making his coaching debut.
Year 3 of Nike The Ride was an outstanding success. Everything is done at Nike in a first-class, professional manner. The event is unreal. The players improved, learned from the Thompson Brothers, had fun, built relationships with one another and were exposed to Nike's expertise in training, sports psychology, shoe design, nutrition and recovery. They learned about the game’s heritage and history from the Thompsons. The Ride participants come home this weekend as better young men and women. They showed terrific spirit, sportsmanship and skill all week, and they behaved in a manner that made us all proud. I find this event to be inspiring and a four-day celebration of discovery.
Fairport Head Coach Mike Torrelli and Pittsford rising junior midfielder Colby Barker were invited to participate in the "Nike Ride" and elite showcase for fifty top players. In its third year it features "the nation’s top lacrosse athletes squaring off during a week of unparalleled competition, training and mentorship. Over the four days they were treated to the best of Nike, learned from guest speakers that included the Thompson brothers and played games near the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Watching the game, it’s highly likely that you might never notice. He scoops ground balls, makes crisp passes and has an accurate shot. He plays hard and prides himself on his defense and hustle. He looks like any of the other talented players competing at this weekend’s US Lacrosse U15 Boys’ National Championship.
And that’s why you may not notice that midfielder Miles Moscato of the 3d Select National team only has one arm. Yup, you read that correctly. He plays lacrosse with a left arm that ends just below the elbow.
Day 1 Photo Gallery
Day one of the US Lacrosse U15 National Tournament is in the books, which means the seeds are set as action kicks off Saturday morning in Richmond. On the boys' side, the Long Island Jesters claimed the top seed, with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), For the Love of the Game 2018 (FLG) and Long Island Express 2018 also going unbeaten and earning the other top seeds. (The Jesters claimed top overall honors for lowest goals allowed - 8 - on Friday).
Onondaga opened up the best of 5 series against the Allegany Arrows with a 13-6 win. The first period saw both goal tenders play their best. Ross Bucktooth was solid throughout keeping the arrows to one tally for the entire period while the home team scored three.
Or so it would seem for Sky Walkers, the northern Maryland-based club that decisively clinched the fourth seed in the US Lacrosse Girls’ U15 National Championships in its first appearance in the event since 2013. Sky Walkers 2018 shut out Eagle Stix 2018 after the Georgians had closed to 3-2 midway through the first half, using intelligent passing after draw-control wins to score an 18-2 victory and 3-0 record in pool play at the River City Sportsplex here today.
Long-time official Tom Abbott has been selected as the NCAA national coordinator of for men’s lacrosse officiating. Abbott, who has officiated in 13 NCAA national championship games, replaces Warren Kimber, Jr., who retired after 25 years of service to the NCAA in the position.
Second Lieutenant Garrett Thul or “The Thulk” as the lacrosse community has affectionately dubbed the 6’3” 230lb attacker will be taking the field for the Charlotte Hounds for the first time in the 2015 MLL season.
Rochester Knighthawks Joe Walters and Zac Reid will bring “Lacrosse 101” to the Hilton-Parma Recreation Program on Monday, July 27th. The Knighthawks launched their newest community program on July 13th to bring lacrosse to kids throughout Monroe County.
Stan Cockerton would rather talk about the positive developments in international lacrosse . . . But when opening ceremonies and pool play commenced Thursday, Cockerton knew there would be just as much buzz about the one team that did not make it to Edinburgh.
Powers, who began her varsity career as a freshman, posted 72 goals and 39 assists this spring, leading the Lakers to a third straight appearance in the state semifinals. Skaneateles won the state championship in 2014, with Powers being named the tournament's most valuable player.
. . . Jeremy Thomson next discussed the inspiration and personal significance of the new cleat, which nods to the Thompson brothers' legacy.
"Black represents the difficult times and obstacles I’ve had. The blue of the Swoosh represents water. For me, water is one of the most powerful things in the world because it’s always going to find its way through [even through difficulty]."
The Onondaga Community College Department of Athletics has announced all relevant information for prospective student-athletes looking to participate in one of Onondaga's 17 intercollegiate sports during the 2015-16 year.
Irondequoit announced Terry Coholan as the new varsity coach on Thursday, the varsity's third since April 2014. Coholan, an Irondequoit resident who was board president of Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse, replaces Mark Lovett.
A new book on the history of international women's lacrosse will be launched during the FIL U19 Women's World Lacrosse Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game is the first book to capture the 125 plus years of history in women's field lacrosse.
Stephen Rehfuss (Shaker
Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Shaker High School for coach Shawn Hennessey
2015 US Lacrosse All-American
Served as team captain as a junior and senior
Posted a school single season record for most assists (80) and most points (128) as a senior
Set the school record for career assists with 164 and total career points with 319
Selected first team Suburban Council and first team Times Union in 2015
Team won Suburban Council Division championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015
Member of the Albany Power Lacrosse Club for coach Mike Vorgang
The nation's top rising juniors took the field at Nike headquarters for elite training and competition including morning fitness with the Thompson Brothers and an evening 4-on-4 coed "SpeedLax" tournament.
Every day at Nike The Ride is action-packed. The goal is to improve, learn to play faster, have fun, build relationships, get mentored by the pros and get some education into how Nike is dedicated to raising the bar for lacrosse players.
Why did you choose school? “Syracuse is the perfect size for me, about 14,000 undergraduates, and the Syracuse campus feels very similar to that of a Canadian university, which I liked a lot. It’s relatively close to home and the academics at the school are very strong. I’ve also been dreaming of playing for the Orange since I started playing field lacrosse in grade 7 and saw John Galloway playing on TV.”
“We are looking forward to giving our participating teams and families from across the country a first-class tournament experience,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse.
Each national championship will begin with a day of pool play. After that, teams will be seeded for a single-elimination bracket to determine the national champion. Teams that reach the semifinals and that win the sportsmanship award will earn automatic invitations to the 2016 US Lacrosse National Championships.
The Upstate New York Boys and Girls High School lacrosse coaches recently voted for the 2015 US Lacrosse High School awards. To learn more about the boys and girls selection processes, which differ, please visit the US Lacrosse website.
Thank you to those coaches that made All-American nominations! We encourage ALL coaches in the Upstate New York Chapter to become US Lacrosse members. This will not only strengthen the Upstate New York Chapter, but will give your players the opportunity to compete for the recognition they deserve. Lacrosse continues to grow in Upstate New York and we would love to see your continued support.
2015 Corning Lacrosse Alumni Game
from Bob Streeten
The 2015 Corning Lacrosse Alumni Game will be Friday, July 24th, from 6PM-8PM. Please arrive by 5:45. Bring equipment and water to the grass field behind the high school. Free to all West and East Graduates. All players will receive a free game tee. Reception at the Elks from 8:30-10PM with free pizza and beverages for all. Direct any questions to Bob Streeten, 936-3096.
The North Country Lacrosse League is growing, and more teams are expressing interest in the sport.
The Clayton team is in its first season this summer, and teams from Oswego County and St. Lawrence County are expected to join the fray next year.
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Jon Sullivan to a two-year deal. “It feels great,” he said. “We have a great group of guys and one of the best, if not the best, organizations in the league.”
Team 91 jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, after two quick catch-and-shoots from attackman Joey Spallina. But Sweetlax’s athleticism, depth, and skill prevailed in the long run against the ultra-talented group of rising eighth graders. They responded by rallying off six straight goals and taking over the game, cruising to the eventual victory.
Why did you choose school? “Once I visited Army I knew it was the place for me. The coaching staff is amazing and everyone there is so driven. It really is the best atmosphere for me to work to achieve my goals. I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to attend such an amazing institution and play lacrosse while serving my county!”
Brady Hoose, Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee High School (Onondaga Community College) Scott Kirchener, Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker (Onondaga Community College) Logan Taylor, Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs High School.
Tune in on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. ET here at YouTube.com/USLacrosse to watch a U.S. Men's Under-19 National Team Blue-White Game. Watch our LIVE broadcast from Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University, where 50 of the nation's top high school players will compete for 30 spots on Team USA.
In the past five years, the Canisius College women’s lacrosse program has made a name for itself and competed at the national level. Now, the time has come for the program to compete on the world’s stage.
One hundred of the nation's top high school players at were treated to talks from lacrosse pros including Thompson Brothers and the unveiling of "The Crease" player lounge on day one of Nike's third annual "The Ride" event.
The I-95 Cup is not your ordinary face-off tournament. It’s the ultimate challenge to see which AREA of the country has the most talented face-off midfielders. The top 10 players from Philly, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland/Virginia will meet Aug. 16 in Philadelphia’s Maple Zone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley for a 1-day tournament in an intense, never before seen style tournament.
Athletes from across the country rolled into Portland, Ore., on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Arriving at Nike World Headquarters at 4:45 p.m. the group was officially welcomed and taken on campus tours in groups of 20 ahead of Nike's The Ride. That was followed by dinner and the opening ceremonies.
Speakers included: Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette), Syracuse University, Iroquois Nationals, Edmonton Rush Jerome Thompson, Jr. (LaFayette), Buffalo Bandits Miles Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette), Albany, Florida Launch, Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette), Albany, Florida Launch, Iroquois Nationals, two-time Tewaaraton winner Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia), North Carolina graduate and Tewaaraton finalist
Solomon Bliss (Tully) is excited to announce tryout dates for Northeast FCA Lacrosse as he heads into his new role as FCA’s Northeast Lacrosse Director. Bliss was a two time captain and All-American defenseman at Syracuse University.
The Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps is in its second week, as over 100 kids have descended on Victor Dryer Road Park to learn from Knighthawk Joe Walters and a host of local Division I lacrosse standouts.
New York – Albany Renee LochnerFehl Glens Falls
New York – Western Tom Sutton (NFLOA)
New York Section Four John Diehl Binghamton Youth Director
New York-Adirondack Rennee Lochner-Fehl Glens Falls
New York-Central Mike Messere West Genesee
Gaffer Elite 2016 Team had a great summer with a record of 17-3 and the Trilogy Tournament Championship. Head Coach Graydon Locey and Ken DiDomineck worked with an excellent group of young men, who also made it to the Finals in two other tournaments.
The Gaffer Elite 2017 Team lost their first game of the Trilogy Tournament at Gettysburg College, but got revenge with a 6-5 victory in the Championship game on Sunday. The players put together an impressive summer with an overall record of 16-4 and back to back Tournament Titles (first was at the Bay Bridge Tournament in Maryland).
Thank You: “First of all, I would like to thank my coaches for everything they have done for me and taught me over the many years I’ve been with them. And also a huge thanks to my parents, Joe and Joanne Quevedo. I would never have been able to get where I am today with out them. They constantly push me to be my best, support me through everything, and are my biggest fans. I couldn’t be more lucky to have parents like them, they are the best!”
The Colgate men's lacrosse head coach just completed his fourth season and already has posted a pair of Patriot League regular season championships, one postseason title and two trips to the NCAA tournament.
The Rochester Rattlers are in contention to host the first round of the 2015 MLL playoffs on Saturday, August 1st at 4:00 pm. Hosting duties will be determined in the final week of MLL play, this coming weekend. If Rochester wins their game against the Florida Launch (Saturday, July 25th 7pm in Florida) and the Ohio Machine lose against the Boston Cannons, the Rattlers will host Boston. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more updates.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a youth box lacrosse tournament at Buffalo RiverWorks on Saturday, Sept. 19. The tournament will have divisions for Pee Wee (2003-2004 birth year), Bantam (2001-2002) and Midget (1999-2000) players, with four teams participating per division.
A special press conference was held last week to promote the Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Lacrosse Championship happening in Onondaga and Syracuse N.Y. this coming fall. KTV spoke to former Iroquois Nationals player Rex Lyons from the host committee on what's in store for this big event.
Returning to Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon for its third year, The Ride is the premier lacrosse experience for young rising stars, bringing together nearly 100 elite high school boys and girls players. Challenged by the mantra "Fast or Last," players will train and compete with the top rising talent in the country.
It’s with a heavy heart that I let the sports world know of the passing of Don Bonnell. Don died Wednesday at Absolute Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post. His full obituary appears on Page A5 of today’s [Monday's] paper.
The rosters are set for the Session III 2015 Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational Uncommitted Showcase Games, presented by Krossover. Teams from across the country competed in the 2016, ’17, ’18 and ’19 divisions. The Uncommitted Showcase games will give uncommitted stars a chance to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. The 2016/17 game will be held 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the 2018/19 game to follow.
The FLG in 3d Summer Shootout wrapped up a hot and exciting weekend of lacrosse Sunday afternoon with champions crowned across seven scholastic divisions at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. Here’ s a look at the winners from this past weekend.
It was a big weekend for a VERY special group of young athletes. The Outlaw ladies had a fantastic run at Capital Cup down in Richmond, VA. For the second year in a row they went undefeated walloping crews from Long Island, NJ, Florida and Philly.
Michaela Ciciarelli (West Genesee/Monroe CC) is from Syracuse, N.Y., and is a transfer from Monroe Community College (N.Y.). Ciciarelli was a 2015 NJCCA All-America and All-Region First Team selection. In her two years at Monroe CC, she started in 29 of 31 games, Ciciarelli amassed 68 goals and 47 assists for 115 points to go with 43 ground balls and nine draw controls.
Caitlyn Hamilton (Cicero-North Syracuse/Monroe CC) is also from Syracuse and is also a transfer from Monroe CC. A 2014 NJCCA First Team All-America, Hamilton is expected to see time at both the attack and midfield positions at Mount Olive. In her final year at Monroe CC, she tallied 32 goals and 25 assists.
US Lacrosse today announced the winners of the 2015 US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Coaches of the Year, Assistant Coaches of the Year, and Man of the Year awards. Individuals were selected from within their geographic areas throughout the nation.
For so many young athletes, the hard work doesn't just happen inside the playing lines. Many step off the field and have to assist at home or work multiple jobs just to have the opportunity to suit up. Make sure these athletes know you agree that sports matter and join the movement at dicks.com/sportsmatter
Hope I got the attention of animal lovers everywhere . . . I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to write about this week, and then I saw the latest issue of Inside Lacrosse waiting for me in the mailbox on Thursday. Hah - problem solved. Thank you, IL.
If you’ve seen the issue, the cover features a re-creation of “The Armadillo,” that infamous strategy employed by Jack Emmer’s Washington and Lee team when they faced defending national champions North Carolina in 1982.
The West Genesee School District has passed a resolution that the West Genesee Turf Athletic Field shall be named the "Mike Messere Field" after our legendary lacrosse coach.
The John Pepper Memorial Athletic Fund is extremely honored to have the ceremony take place at the 12th annual Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, August 1st at 11:30AM until 12:15PM at the West Genesee High School athletic complex.
The John Pepper Boys Lacrosse Tournaments are almost here! The 12th Annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational for high school varsity teams and the 14th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament for 10th grade and under will take place on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd respectively.
The first ever international sporting event held on Indigenous lands, 13 international men’s indoor lacrosse teams will come together with thousands of fans, and play the game as close to its roots as it gets. To celebrate, we’ve created a commemorative WILC 2015 Grow The Game tee in collaboration with Nike. The tees are now available for FREE with purchase of an event pass for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
The goggles feature imbedded eye tracking and stimulus display and can detect brain injury by measuring eye movement and speed and symmetry of pupil dilation. This data helps determine at the site of injury whether an athlete is clear to return to the game or whether further medical attention is needed.
Major League Lacrosse will hold their second annual "Burn Cancer Week" leading up to the final day of MLL games on Saturday, July 25, 2015. "Burn Cancer Week" is a league-wide initiative launched to support the HEADstrong Foundation in an effort to raise cancer awareness.
After spending some significant time last week crunching numbers and looking at all of the playoff possibilities that existed depending on the outcomes this weekend, the MLL playoff gods took it easy on us this week and made things nice and simple. With Ohio, Boston and Rochester all posting wins this weekend, the playoff scenario is exceedingly simple for the final weekend of play.
News that a 90-second shot clock was coming to college women's lacrosse was welcomed by area high school coaches, who agreed that the change would also help the scholastic game.
"Yeah. I think it's way, long overdue," Jamesville-DeWitt girls coach Dennis Kennedy said. "The stalling is literally making our game unattractive."
When recent Guilderland graduate Cara Quimby won a Section II Class A title with the girls lacrosse team in 2013 as a sophomore, she made a promise to herself. She didn’t want to forget the feeling of winning title.
Jackie McGlynn, junior, Columbia: 55 goals, 15 assists, 70 points. Notable: McGlynn was named to the Suburban Council All-Star first team after her efforts this past spring. The junior’s 55 goals was a team high for the Blue Devils, and was good enough for seventh in the section.
This spring, the Shenendehowa girls lacrosse team did something they hadn’t in its last nine seasons — made the Section II Class A girls lacrosse final. Recent graduate Rachael Picchi was a big reason why the Plainsmen were able to accomplish that feat.
Rachael Picchi, senior, Shenendehowa: 53 goals, 6 assists, 59 points. Notable: Picchi was named to the Suburban Council All-Star first team after a stellar senior season. The senior finished in a tie for ninth in goals in the section, and was the top Plainsmen goal scorer.
The goalie for the U.S. under-10 women's national team was getting ready for her high school prom when she received an email from head coach Kim Simons requesting to speak with her.
After two rounds of voting for a captain, Simons wanted to break some exciting news as their team prepared for FIL Under-19 World Championship in Scotland – Weisse had received the most votes both times.
The Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps will continue next week at Victor Dryer Road Park. The second camp will run from Monday, July 20th to Thursday, July 23rd. Spots are still available for boys ages 6-15.
Brandon Spillett '05 // Men's Lacrosse (2002-05)
The scorer of the two most memorable goals in the program's history, Brandon Spillett is just the third member of the men's lacrosse program to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
With July quickly winding down, the timing may be right to look back and evaluate your child’s summer lacrosse experience to see if they had meaningful exposure to the sport. With the growth of summer lacrosse camps and clinics, there are more and more opportunities available to help in the development of a young player’s skills. However, with limited time and an abundance of choices, it might be difficult to find the right balance between lacrosse and other summer activities.
The MLL playoff field is set thanks to the Boston Cannons’ 9-8 overtime win vs. the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis Thursday night. The New York Lizards have clinched the top seed and a home game; the Rochester Rattlers, Ohio Machine and Cannons are still vying for each of the three remaining seeds.
For the 14th year, fans of the National Lacrosse League are coming together to celebrate their love of the sport while supporting charity at the same time.
The 2015 Fann Cup tournament, being held July 25, 2015 at the Central New York Family Sports Center, will again bring together NLL fans from Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Philadelphia, and other current and former NLL cities. These fans will be coming together for friendship, fun, and to raise money for charities selected by the host team.
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Carolyn Connors understood what she had to do.
With three of the Hamburg High girls lacrosse team’s top five scorers graduating following the 2014 season, some considerable gaps on the frontline were formed. But the Lady Bulldogs fixed up a solution to that in 2015, and it came from a somewhat unlikely source: Connors, who graduated last month.
If you had the chance to watch recent Saratoga Springs grad Austin Degener play this season, you probably noticed that he wasn’t your average goalie. If Degener saw an opportunity to make the most of something, he went for it. Degener even scored a coast-to-coast goal on senior night.
A visible 90-second possession clock is coming to NCAA women’s lacrosse competition.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved adding a possession clock in the sport by the 2017 season in Division I, and by 2018 in Divisions II and III.
Why did you choose [this] school? “Syracuse has everything I am looking for in a college. It is close to home, has an amazing lacrosse program, and strong academics. I am excited to play for Coach (Gary) Gait and Coach (Regy) Thorpe and to carry on the tradition my sister Kailah started. ‘Cuse is a special place to be and I am proud to be a part of it.”
Four locals who were slated to play overseas in an elite world championship lacrosse tournament will no longer be making the trip. Current Lake Shore stars Jenna Haring, Shayla Scanlan and Jalyn Jimerson, along with program great Alie Jimerson, a 2014 graduate, made the Haudenosaunee Nation team that was to compete in the FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 Lacrosse World Championship July 23-Aug. 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
During his first two seasons with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s lacrosse team, Aaron Shavel struggled to find a rhythm at the college level. “The game is a lot faster and the players are a lot bigger,” said Shavel, a former Princeton Day School star attacker.
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.
In 2014, Lizards head coach lauded [Joe] Fletcher (West Genesee) as not only a Rookie of the Year candidate but an MVP candidate as well. He continues to reward his coach as one of the top cover defenders in the league. In 2015, he's played in all 12 games and has picked up 46 ground balls. He's also one of the best in the league at causing turnovers.
England Lacrosse looked to the Rochester Knighthawks when hiring its coaching staff for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. On Wednesday, England named Knighthawks Pat O’Toole and Chris Driscoll assistant coaches to a bench staff headed up by Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen.
A whirlwind of a couple months is set to take another dizzying turn for Lucas Quinn, a rising junior at Niskayuna High School . . . Now, the midfielder is set to head to Oregon to compete at The Ride, a Nike-sponsored lacrosse camp bringing together 50 of the country’s top underclassmen.
The all-time single-season scoring leader in Connecticut state history has decided where he will get his points across in college. Rising senior Henry Hunt of Old Lyme High School has committed to Hamilton College, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section. Hunt scored 107 goals and 156 points this past season to break the state record.
Is the legendary Casey Powell retiring? Say it ain’t so! Find out at the final #Launch2015 game on Saturday, July 25 at FAU Stadium. Tickets ONLY $22 with a portion of each ticket benefiting The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation. Use discount code: 22LAX at https://www.tinyurl.com/22LAXCPWLF.
How did your program get started?
Founder Kevin Martin was legal guardian for Hakeem Lecky and started a team for him and his friends, stopped when he graduated, but a number of college coaches and kids asked for more teams. Turned into having teams from senior year down to fourth grade and hosting events.
The National Lacrosse League has announced five finalists for the NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2015 ballot. Four new nominees have been selected by the league's Hall of Fame Committee. The new nominees are Kevin Finneran, Tracey Kelusky, Gavin Prout and Terry Sanderson. They will join Jake Bergey, a 2014 nominee, on this year's ballot. Voting by the teams, current members of the NLL Hall of Fame and senior members of the league's covering media will take place over the coming days.
As part of US Lacrosse's "Be You" fundraising campaign for the 2015 U.S. U19 team, we asked 18 of the best young women's lacrosse players in the world about their experiences growing up in our increasingly complex and connected society.
Incoming UAlbany men’s lacrosse player Sean Eccles has been selected as the recipient of the Bob Scott Award for the New York-Central region. The Bob Scott Award, according to its mission statement, honors a player from selected geographic areas who “goes ‘above and beyond’ in service to his team, school and community.”
Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on two-year contracts with transition players Kevin Brownell and Brandon Goodwin, as well as defenseman Jamie Batson. The team has also agreed to terms with transition player Mitch Jones on a one-year deal.
Do you want to change the intensity level of your team? Do you want them to learn more each time on the field? Do you struggle to find ways to get more kids, more touches each day? If you answered yes to one or more of the previous questions, it’s time to look at your Game Intensity Index (GII).
It is with our deepest regrets that we, the Haudenosaunee Nation Women's Lacrosse Board, must inform the lacrosse community, and the world that we have withdrawn our U19 team from the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland.
US Lacrosse today announced the winners of the 2015 US Lacrosse High School Boys' Bob Scott award winners. Individuals were selected from within their geographic areas throughout the nation.
Named in honor of the legendary coach at Johns Hopkins University, the Bob Scott Award recognizes a player from each geographic area who goes 'above and beyond' in service to his team, school, and community.
US Lacrosse today announced the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams that will compete in the seventh annual US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships July 24-26 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Va.
As lacrosse parents and players know, middle school can be one of the most challenging times in a young person’s life. Before they head to Scotland this month to compete in the FIL World Championship, we asked the U.S. Women’s Under-19 National Team—made up of the top high school players in the country—to look back on their middle school experiences and share advice for young girls. Here are their responses.
Get your tickets for a great night of Major League Lacrosse under the lights!! At the game kids will be invited to participate in a high-five introduction tunnel as MLL players take the field. Stick around after the game for a meet and greet autograph session with the Rattlers - posters are provided.
The Third Annual Junior NLL Tournament will return to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30. The event features youth clubs representing National Lacrosse League teams across North America.
McNulty, whose wife is from Western New York, also will teach history at Timon. He comes to the school after five years as head coach at Xaverian High in Brooklyn. Before that he coached at Kellenberg Memorial in Uniondale.
The Rochester Knighthawks have signed assistant coach Paul Day to a three-year deal. Day, who joined head coach Mike Hasen’s staff in 2011, will enter his 18th season with the organization in 2016. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6352#sthash.Fi2y8flz.dpuf
Walters will kick off his day at 10:45 a.m. by visiting 50 kids at Rogers Playground at 219 Northfield Road. The Rochester native and three-time National Lacrosse League champion will then travel to Ivan Green Playground at 800 Brown Road to talk with another group of 50 campers. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6356#sthash.lYCb62WW.dpuf
The history and tradition of lacrosse at Syracuse University is among the richest in collegiate sports. Both the men's and women's programs are perennial national championship contenders and they have produced some of the sport's most iconic players and legendary coaches. That tradition will be highlighted outside the National Lacrosse Center when it opens mid-2016 in Sparks, Md.
The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships. There were 91 winners due to ties at two championships. You can vote once per day until 8pm ET on Thursday 7/16, when the field will be narrowed down to 30 semifinalists. The winner will be celebrated from NCAA social media accounts on 7/24! DON'T FORGET TO CLICK SAVE VOTES AT THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!
Casey Powell, an international lacrosse icon and the reigning MVP of Major League Lacrosse, is spreading his vision for the game across the globe. Many months in the making, today's launch of the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation™, www.worldlacrosse.org, is Powell's commitment to the future of the sport.
The Rattlers clinched that berth with a tightly contested win over the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks on Sunday afternoon 14-13. Now the team that represents all of Western NY at the highest level of lacrosse gets to make another run at the Steinfeld Trophy.
. . . I also remember recruiting a Homer defenseman and going to a home game vs. Carthage back when Casey Powell was turning everyone’s head. I don’t remember his stats that night, but he scored goals, scored assists, and even picked up a long stick to play man-down. When I talked with the recruit after the game, I remember him saying, “That kid did everything but sell popcorn at halftime!”
The Orange have secured the services of one of the top offensive players in college lacrosse. Nick Mariano, an attackman who led the Minuteman in scoring, decided to transfer to Syracuse, where he will have two years of eligibility, beginning with the 2016 season.
Jack Burgmaster is one of the male recipients of the Bob Dean Scholarship Award this year. Jack has played varsity football and lacrosse since his freshman year at Auburn. For football, he was selected First Team All-CNY for strong safety, and was selected as All-State. For lacrosse, he was nominated First Team All-CNY as a midfielder and was awarded All-American in Section III.
Kevin Rice (Skaneateles)saved a fourth-quarter collapse by the Rochester Rattlers on Sunday, as he scored the winning goal with 1 minute, 48 seconds remaining to lift the Rattlers 14-13 over the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at The College at Brockport.
First things first — assigning blame in a situation like the current plight of the Haudenosaunee U19 women's lacrosse team is a moot point.
If it makes you feel better, you can choose to fault the U.S. and British authorities for not wanting to honor the tribal-issued passports for security reasons, or those within the tribal leadership who are choosing to take a stand and insist players travel on those documents rather than American or Canadian passports.
After a back-and-forth game, Hounds defenseman Michael Ehrhardt tied the game at 15 with 9.3 seconds remaining to force the extra period. The Launch earned the first possession in overtime and Ryan Flanagan was hit with an early holding penalty, setting up Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) for the game-winning, power-play goal just 1:34 into play.
(Lyle Thompson 6 goals, Miles Thompson 5 goals)
Rob Pannell (Cornell) led the team with a seven point game consisting of five goals and two assists. JoJo Marasco (Syracuse) and Tommy Palasek (Syracuse) both notched a hat trick. Greg “Beast” Gurenlian put up yet another great face-off win percentage at 86 percent going 30-for-35.
Alex Burgmaster ’17, M, Auburn (N.Y.)
Burgmaster, still uncommitted somehow, also had a big week to raise his stock. He can let it fly from 10+ yards with outstanding accuracy and power, doing so both off step-down opportunities or on the run while sweeping across the middle of the field.
Haring was selected to the All-Western New York first team June 22 at the Borrelli Awards, held at Ilio DiPaolo’s. The awards dinner was a collaborative effort by Community Papers of Western New York, Lacrosse Digest of Western New York, the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award Committee and The Buffalo News to recognize the area’s top lacrosse players.
Directors Mike Chanenchuk & Loren Ziegler (Syracuse) announce Long Island Tryouts. The boys look to return to the Gold medal game at both the 2019 & 2015 levels as the girls look contend for a medal this July.
At attack, Kyla Sears, Skaneateles (N.Y.), So.
Verbally committed to the admissions process at Princeton University, Sears was one of the top players in the nation as just a sophomore this spring. Racking up an astounding 145 points (105g, 40a) for the perennial central New York power, she also picked up 81 ground balls and caused 28 turnovers for state Class C runner-up Skaneateles.
In today's youth sports world, parents and family on the sideline have become part of the game. Perhaps this is because we have a generation of "helicopter" parents that are excessively involved in our children's lives. Or perhaps it’s because parents simply want the best experience for our children. Either way, many parents feel that they have a stake in the game, with an emotional commitment as intense as their son or daughter's.
Severino noted that he can’t remember specifically what it was Hollfelder did, but in the middle of last season, the longtime coach recalls his high-scoring, two-way midfielder having “a dynamic outing.” Severino felt he had no choice but to name Hollfelder, just a sophomore at the time, a captain.
The Rochester Knighthawks are taking the game of lacrosse to the masses. The five-time National Lacrosse League champions announced today that they are launching "Lacrosse 101" this summer. “The goal is to expose lacrosse to the people of Rochester,” said Knighthawks President Lewis Staats. “More importantly, we want the kids to have fun.”
“This is our 10th season of summer outdoor box lacrosse here in Loveland and Symmes Township,” said Mike Cotsonas (LaFayette), who manages and acts as director for the summer league. “We are the only outdoor box lacrosse league outside of the East Coast and Canada, and the oldest box league in the Midwest. When we first started, we played in two open fields, with box lacrosse rules, 4×4 box lacrosse goals and box lacrosse goalies. The only thing we didn’t have was an actual box.”
As athletes get older, they naturally get bigger, stronger and faster. But that doesn’t mean they stop making some of the mistakes they made when they were younger. Lafayette College men’s lacrosse coach Jim Rogalski offers six simple reminders he uses whether he’s coaching his college players or working with younger kids at camps and events through the summer.
How do the top players in the world fuel up before game time? We asked the U.S. Women’s Under-19 National Team to share their go-to pregame meal or snack. Here are their suggestions.
Sources Say Haudenosaunee Withdrawing From U19 Women's World Championship
from JustLacrosse Upstate
A source close to the Haudenosaunee has reported that they will be withdrawing from the U-19 Women's World Championship because of issues with Scotland accepting Haudenosaunee passports. An official press release detailing the issue is expected shortly.
SUNY Oneonta head men's lacrosse coach Dan Mahar announced the addition of Matt Doyle to the Red Dragon's coaching staff beginning in the fall 2015 semester. Doyle will be working primarily with the team's offense and man-up squads.
The 2015 MLL season is well underway and with it marks another successful partnership between Major League Lacrosse and US Lacrosse to raise awareness within the lacrosse community. Currently, the two organizations have teamed up to raise awareness about the growing matter that is concussions in sports.
Today ASTM International published a standard for protective headgear for women's lacrosse players. Experts from the lacrosse community, the medical field, the biomechanics industry and product testing laboratories collaborated on the standard (F3137, Specification for Headgear Used in Women's Lacrosse).
The Fairport native was an original Knighthawk and was one of the early ambassadors of the sport in his hometown. Playing for the Knighthawks from 1995 until 2005, he dazzled the fans with his diving goals and gritty play. He was a key member of the team’s first championship team in 1997. Appropriately, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Knighthawks Hall of Fame.
Monday July 13 from 6pm-7:30pm all three levels will practice and announce their teams. Final balances and/or payments are due that evening! New players are welcome to be evaluated Monday due to today’s cancellation. Contact Central coordinator Kirk A. Ventiquattro at email@example.com or call 315-783-6589 with inquiries.
Thompson isn't the only Launch rookie who has had some success this year. Midfielder Connor Buczek has six goals – three of which are two-pointers – and three assists. Several other rookies around the league also had huge weeks in Week 12, adding to already good resumes in an attempt to help their teams' playoff pushes and to steal the trophy away from the early favorites.
The 2017 Team won the Championship over the Predators to finish the day 4-0. The squad represents 11 different high schools. By allowing only 16 total goals the defense was stifling and spearheaded by goalies Ben Adams and Trey Kinner.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things a lacrosse player—or any athlete—can do to maintain performance. Hydration status is affected by temperature, intensity of exercise, humidity, and type of clothing. Intense exercise in hot and humid conditions and/or with pads on increases the amount of fluid your body loses and also increases the amount you need to drink to stay hydrated.
Or, “What IS your job?” Or, “So what exactly IS a Competition Manager?”
Ah, yes, Competition Manager – that is what my new Summit Lacrosse Ventures LLC business card says under my name (I’ll talk about SLV later). For the past few summers at the Lake Placid Tournament I was listed as the Competition Director, which was not to be confused with my son Brian’s title last year – Competition Specialist.
OK, so I’m not a Director or Specialist; I’m just a Manager.
There were many high-quality players in girls lacrosse who made a huge impact for their respective teams in 2015. However, one made the same impact while adjusting to a different position midway through the season and it is for this reason that Corning’s Sara Grapevine got the nod as The Leader's Player of the Year in girls lacrosse.
We granted 200 MLL players complete anonymity and asked for their opinions about their peers, the league and issues in the game. Fifty-nine players responded to our survey. We learned that Paul Rabil is a polarizing figure, that Dave Cottle is an evil genius, that we need to start paying more attention to guys like Brent Adams and Kieran McArdle, and that nobody likes Rochester.
UNDERCLASS RESULTS: The Upstate New York boys and girls both placed second in pool play and dropped quarterfinal games at the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament over the weekend at Towson University.
The National Lacrosse League has announced Steve Ewen from The Province as The Tom Borrelli Award winner, annually presented to the NLL Media Person of the Year, for the 2015 season. Ewen was recognized by his peers for providing comprehensive coverage of not only the Vancouver Stealth, but also the entire rest of the league, teams and players, on a regular basis over the last 12 months across print, digital and social media.
The NJCAA Executive Committee presented the 2014-15 Betty Jo Graber Award to Monroe CC (N.Y.) sophomore attacker Michelle Schwartz (Corning East) Tuesday, making her the first lacrosse player to be named the NJCAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
“To be named the best female student-athlete in the NJCAA is a tremendous honor and being the first lacrosse player to win this award is amazing,” Schwartz said.
“Michelle is a great kid and it’s well-deserved,” said Monroe head coach Craig Chamberlain. “That’s a very special honor and it’s impressive that she made that much of an impact. It definitely brings a good light to women’s lacrosse.”
The Senior All-America Games on Friday night saw the South team defeating the North 25-17. Two players from Section Five were selected for the team; senior Pittsford midfielder Brandon Barker and senior Penfield goalie Willie Klan played for the North team. Both will be joining the Ohio State University team in the fall.
Trimboli was one of four juniors to make the 15-person ALL-USA Boys Lacrosse Second Team. He led Victor to the New York State Class B championship, where the Blue Devils took down Manhasset, 17-8. In the final, Trimboli scored a hat trick and assisted on four other goals to cap off Victor’s 22-0 season.
The Onondaga Lacrosse Camp is a great chance for children to learn the game of lacrosse from coaches who played at the NCAA level, and are currently college coaches. In addition, children will learn in a fun filled environment.
After capturing gold with a 7-6 win over Adirondack last year, the Central team searches for its second straight title later this month and will hold tryouts this week.
Tryouts for the class of 2015 team will be held on Thursday, 5 p.m. at East Hill Elementary in Camillus.
Central Boys Staff has announced its 3rd and final tryout date. The first hour of the July 7th Session will be the final tryout date for evaluations, the next hour will be held as the first official practice prior to the cup.
SUNY Potsdam will be replacing the 14 year-old turf on its turf field this summer. The home of the Bears men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams will be getting brand new A-Turf Titan artificial turf. Construction will begin this Monday, July 6.
At the Game: Carnival Day! Clowns, a dunk tank, magicians, cotton candy and more will be around in the concourse before the game! Kids are invited to participate in a high-five introduction tunnel as MLL players take the field. Stick around after the game for a meet and greet autograph session with the Rattlers - posters will be provided.
While I’m not sure that I’m able to patent it, I do guarantee the tried-and-true method below will make your defensive players better. Playing defense is not complicated: stay in front of your man, move your feet and stay in his hands to make him uncomfortable. Use this three-step progression to coach shutdown defensemen.
Each month, Lacrosse Magazine's "Your Edge" works with the best players in the game to reveal their secrets to success on the field. In the June edition, Team USA defender and University Maryland All-American Alice Mercer shares her advice on how to create interceptions and knockdowns.
All BOYS Western Region tryouts have been postponed due to an unexpected illness. The tryouts in the Corning Area have been moved to the High School Tuesday July 14th at 6PM. Rochester and Buffalo Area players are welcome to attend, but local tryouts will be announced soon. Please continue to check back.
The thought of joining the military in some capacity has been alive in Connor Harman (Frontier) for much of his life.
Mostly, he was set on joining the Army to serve the country overseas. But when the November storm hit Western New York in 2014, causing death and hardship in the area, Harman saw just how much the National Guard could aid and protect citizens.
The Rochester Rattlers (6-5) visited Ohio to even the season series against a Machine (6-5) team that won a tough match the prior week in Brockport. With Rattlers defensive leader Mike Manley potentially out for the season, the visiting team needed some big names to step up and make big plays.
There can only be one first time, and Team 91 Crush will go down in history as the first-ever world champions of the Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse Presented by The Coca-Cola Company. The Long Island-based club emerged victorious against the best U-13 boys' teams in the world, holding off the Baltimore Lacrosse Club Crabs, 19-8, in the championship game on Saturday, live on ESPN2 from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver
The inaugural World Series brought teams from all over the United States to play during three days in Denver for an event that broadcast youth lacrosse on national television for the first time ever.
"I think we just started to get more confident and started playing more as a team [in the second half]" Emily Resnick (Webster Thomas/Syracuse) said. She also cited passing the ball and getting more open looks as one of the reasons the North became a force to be reckoned with during that half. North attacker Nicole Levy (East Islip/Syracuse) was all over the ball on her side of the field.
Goalie John Galloway (West Genesee) made 14 saves in the victory, and maybe the biggest story of the day is face-off specialist Mike Poppleton (Fayetteville-Manlius) owning the X going 25-33. The prior week, the Rattlers loss was based around the struggles of possession, which played a major part in Poppleton getting the start.
Rookie star and two-time Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson (LaFayette) had the biggest night of his young professional career on Friday night, scoring seven times and adding an assist to lead the Launch to a dominating 19-9 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hounds.
The Knights, after a tough 9-2 loss to Connecticut, rebounded with an impressive effort while tying Long Island, 6-6. The Knights came to the Brine NLC after competing in the Gait Cup at Gettysburg where they went a solid 5-2 in the B Division.
The Denver Outlaws (5-6) fell in a 22-9 contest to the Boston Cannons (6-4) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Saturday in front of a league record 31,644 fans. The Outlaws took a 3-0 lead before the Cannons went on an eight-point run to close out the first quarter.
The penultimate day of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout was especially patriotic and thrilling. The Men's Masters and Women's Elite divisions continued round-robin play. Meanwhile, the Men's Elite completed the semifinal round of their bracket. Dynasty/Lacrossewear and Brine Elite will face off in tomorrow's Men's Elite championship, while the Women's Elite title game will be between Warrior Fuel and Lady LOFers.
Upstate New York
The Upstaters finished 2-0, beating Baltimore 11-9 and New England 14-9. The team’s offense was a highlight. Samuel Duggan (2016/Skaneateles/Cornell) and Lucas Quinn (Niskayuna) were both smooth down low, and were able to attack the cage effectively. Austin Staats (2016/Assumption), played left side attack; he was impressive both physically and in his skillset. Also liked Jared Conners (Pittsford/Virginia), a 2016 LSM who won balls off the wing and helped with possession.
The South extended its Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game win streak in the game's 10th anniversary behind a 25-17 victory. Coach Liam Banks' squad used a 9-0 third quarter to overcome a 12-8 halftime deficit en route to an entertaining win in front of more than 3,000 fans at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Midfielder Ryan Conrad (Virginia), IL's No. 1-ranked Junior in 2014, was the game MVP with three goals, three assists, 6-11 facing off and five groundballs.
[Michelle] Schwartz (Corning East), a sophomore attack, was recognized as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year. She helped lead the MCC women’s lacrosse team to 32 consecutive victories and back-to-back NJCAA national championships in her two seasons. She was the 2015 Region III Player of the Year and has twice been named a first team All-American.
Joe Walters still remembers his first day of practice at the University of Maryland.
"At my first practice, we learned how to shoot," said Walters, who finished his career at College Park, Md. with the most goals in school history. "We were all All-Americans and we had some of the best players in the country, but we still worked on our shooting."
"He's obsessed with faceoffs," Victor coach Jim Andre said. "He knows it's how he can make our team the best it can be. As other kids show up for offseason football lifting, they see TD out on the turf already, and it helps motivate our kids. He's just that special kid. I didn't tell him to go out there. I didn't know he was going to be out there."
Day 7 of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the start of the Men's Master's division and day two of play for the Men's and Women's Elite divisions. While there are frontrunners in each division, the titles remain up for grabs.
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Upstate New York Boys Lacrosse Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.
Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Brad Self makes a living teaching kids how to play the game he loves. As one of the founders of Nationwide Lacrosse in Canada, Self has brought lacrosse into classrooms and rec centers, along with his business partner Shawn Evans. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6320#sthash.6rb9qJrI.dpuf
After a three-day tryout that hosted 105 players at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., US Lacrosse today announced the 50 players who will be invited to training camp with the 2016 U.S. Men's National Under-19 Team.
The second half of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout brought the start of the Men's and Women's Elite divisions and only a little rain. Some of the favorites from past years have returned, including last year's Men's Elite champions, Dynasty/Lacrossewear. They seem poised for a repeat after a decisive 24-1 victory in their game today. The tournament will get busier tomorrow, as the Men's Masters division begins.
The first time Emily Resnick pulls on her Syracuse University jersey won’t just be a happy day. It will be the day she realizes a dream.
The Webster Thomas lacrosse star has been an Orange fan for as long as she can remember. It stems from her father, Rick, being a huge ’Cuse fan. They usually go to at least one SU basketball game each season.
While TD Ierlan lugs around wrestling gear and football equipment at different times of the year, his future in college sports is tied to lacrosse.
Ierlan, a junior midfielder at Victor, has a verbal commitment to play on scholarship at State University of New York at Albany.
Erica LaGrow (CBA-Syracuse), a former US National Team member who spent the past seven years as an assistant coach at Florida, has been named Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse. Yale Director of Athletics Tom Beckett made the announcement today. LaGrow helped the Gators make five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, win five regular season conference championships and win three conference tournament championships. She also has a gold medal from the Women's World Cup during her time playing with the National Team.
University at Albany attack Maureen Keggins officially became the 2015 season Division I women’s lacrosse statistical champion in points per game and assists per game, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Keggins averaged 5.00 points and 3.05 assists per contest for John Battaglino’s sixth-ranked scoring offense.
Wouldn't you know it, after 105 players spent three days running in parts of 12 different scrimmages, the end of the first round of U.S. under-19 men's national team tryouts all came down to one possession.
US Lacrosse today announced the boys' players selected as 2015 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Nearly 600 players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
The first half of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout completed on Wednesday, with the final games of the U19 Boys' and Girls' tournaments. Newcomers Les Diables Bleus defeated last year's champion, Team HLA, in the Girls' finals. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Crabs won their ninth championship in 10 years over Colorado in the U19 Boys' division. The Men's and Women's Elite divisions begin Thursday.
Before the Frontier League’s elite athletes can trade in their uniforms for swimsuits and summer-wear, they donned formal attire for the second annual Times All-North Team Sports Banquet Tuesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Zachary Tucci, Face-Off Midfield, Bedford (N.H.)/NH Tomahawks - Cornell
Tucci was one of the best face-off guys at Crab Feast. He’s got extremely quick hands with an ability to get the ball out in front and lead the fast break. Very good speed in the open field makes him a huge threat with the ball in his stick. There was a great group of face off guys here and Tucci stood out the most, which is a great sign for Cornell.
Day four of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw another champion crowned, as the Elder Statesmen took first in the Supermasters division once again, their third consecutive championship. Colorado and the Baltimore Crabs defeated their semifinal opponents and will meet in Wednesday's championship for the U19 Boys. Les Diables Bleus and Team HLA will compete for the title in the U19 Girls' Division Gold Bracket. New Image and Team 180 2019 will contend for first in the Silver Bracket.
Champions for Life in Auburn will host both girls and boys lacrosse clinics at Everest Park (5343 County Route 72B, Auburn). Emphasis will be on stick work, game concepts, and position specific techniques that will allow participants to develop the skills necessary to play at the elite level.
Proceeds from the clinics help support the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage and the further development of Everest Park. The Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage is a retreat and respite home for families with children who have life-altering illnesses or conditions.
Connor Wilson made his way up to the Cattaraugus Community Center outside of Buffalo, NY, for the 2015 Iroquois Nationals Box Lacrosse Open Tryouts. He took in the action, and spoke with the legendary Oren Lyons about the Iroquois Lacrosse Program.
The 9th annual LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Event will be held Sat Aug 1, 2015 at the Booher Fields (next to Fred Stafford Memorial Park Rt 11) The popular FREE Boys & Girls Youth Clinic will again kick it all off @10 a.m. No registration required.
“For me, there’s no Ohio State, no Virginia, no Long Island. You’ve got 100 kids with a Team USA t-shirt on. That’s been my approach. The bottom line is it was a clean slate when they got here,” said U.S. coach Nick Myers, who is also the head coach at Ohio State. “For all of us as coaches, it’s what you can put on film and what you can do in this three-day camp.”