For a record fifth time, Matt Vinc of the Rochester Knighthawks was named the National Lacrosse League's Goaltender of the Year. “Vno” won the award for the third straight season as he edged a field of goalies that included Saskatchewan’s Aaron Bold and Toronto’s Brandon Miller.
Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc and forward Cody Jamieson were named National Lacrosse League All-Pros. Vinc, who won the league’s Goaltender of the Year award, was named to the First Team, while Jamieson was selected to the Second Team.
SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse coach, Ali Pollock, has announced that 2015 Towson University graduate, Taylor Moore, has been named as an assistant coach. Moore will be entering her first season with the program after a four-year playing career on the Tigers Division I lacrosse team.
Three former Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse players were selected in the National Lacrosse League's 2015 Draft, held last night in Toronto. Randy Staats was taken by the Georgia Storm in the 1st round with the 6th overall pick. Adam Bomberry was a 2nd Round selection, going 16th overall to the Rochester Nighthawks. Tyson Bell was chosen in the 3rd Round by the Calgary Roughnecks with the 24th overall pick.
Welcome to the LaxAllStars.com 2015 All WILC Team! We saw a ton of action from the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, and most of it was live and in person. We saw big time players do big things across the board, and across the divisions, so we will offer up a TWO Blue Division Teams, and Red Division Team, AND a Green Division Team. All in one post. Get ready for all-star team mayhem!
With fall ball already underway, University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino and his staff announced the addition of five freshmen to the Great Danes squad on Tuesday. Three of the newest members of the Purple & Gold hail from the State of New York, with one New Jersey product and one out of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Skidmore College women's lacrosse head coach Elizabeth Ghilardi has announced the hiring of Lily Carpenter as her assistant coach. Carpenter was a four-year goalkeeper for the McDaniel College women's lacrosse team, making 61 career appearances. She made 417 career saves, collected 78 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers in 2643 minutes played.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 8th annual Town of Camillus/West Genesee Community Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year’s event will be held at Casa De Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse at 7:00 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PM.
Inductee Bio's from Syracuse.com
Joe Nardella (Cazenovia) was given the William Miller Trophy, awarded to that team member who, by his own example, has served as an inspiration to his teammates and made the greatest contribution to the team during the season. The 205th All-American from Rutgers lacrosse, Nardella was one of the top face-off men in the nation, winning 223 out of 333 faceoffs (67.0 winning percentage).
The chapter received two grants. One grant will help support the Breaking Barriers Club, the first adaptive lacrosse program in New York. The second grant will be used for officials training and education.
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The chapter will use the grant to host a middle school recruiting combine, which will give youth that live in challenging communities the opportunity to be exposed to lacrosse and learn leadership, character building, teamwork and other positive life lessons.
Shove Park is pretty small. The indoor part of it was a polished cement floor. Outsiders, meaning if you weren't a West Genesee lacrosse player, were not allowed. Occasionally they'd allow a couple outsiders. I've only had the opportunity to play there once. The players from arguably the best high school program in history have played and trained there. It's captured a lot of history. What Mike Messere, who runs the program there, has done for lacrosse is pretty remarkable. It's one of those places that's not publicized or talked about. You can't pay to get in it. It's an honor to play there. That's how I felt.
Cornell lacrosse practices with two numbers on the scoreboard at all times: No. 21 and No. 10. The No. 21 is for George Boiardi, the former defensive midfielder and captain who was struck with a shot and died in a game in 2004. The No. 10 is for Eamon McEneaney, a Cornell legend who played from 1975-’77 and died in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Canada wins again! By defeating the Iroquois Nationals, 12-8 on Sunday, September 27th in Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, the Canadians claimed their fourth straight WILC title, and third straight FIL title in a little over one calendar year. It certainly seems like a golden age for Canadian Lacrosse on the international stage right now.
The National Lacrosse League's newest fans will get to see the sport's most celebrated brother act since the Gaits, as the Georgia Swarm selected Lyle Thompson first overall in the 2015 NLL draft Monday night in Toronto.
Thompson, the two-time Tewaaraton Award winner out of Albany, will join his brother, Miles, on the Swarm, who relocated from Minnesota to Georgia in the offseason. He's only the second player history to go No. 1 in both the MLL and NLL drafts (Kevin Crowley, 2011).
MONDAY'S DRAFT RESULTS
Council of Chiefs member Oren Lyons says the worldwide attention my open doors for long-term goals, including getting the Pope to rescind a papal edict from 1493 (the year after Columbus sailed to the New World). The then-pope said that if there were no Christian nations in the new lands, the new lands would be declared empty, and people there would not have a right to title to land, only a right to occupancy.
"I am excited to announce the addition of Kelyn Freedman to our coaching staff," Stone said. "Kelyn not only brings a wealth of playing experience from her illustrious career at Georgetown, but a knowledge of Niagara and our athletic program from her experience here as a women's basketball student-athlete. She knows what it takes to succeed both on the field and in the classroom at the D-I level, and I am confident that she will have a tremendous impact on our program."
Rochester use two of its top picks to take RIT Tigers - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6582#sthash.NE8OL85B.dpuf
The Rochester Knighthawks used their first four picks, and five of their six selections, to take defensemen in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Rochester started off the draft by taking Graeme Hossack with the second overall pick. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6582#sthash.NE8OL85B.dpuf
With the 36th overall pick, the Bandits selected Tim Edwards, from Canisius College in Buffalo. In 57 career games over the span of 4 seasons for the Golden Griffins, Edwards tallied 145 points (64+80). He is a native of Jamesville, New York.
With the gold and bronze-medal game finalists already decided, my two games on Saturday morning were between teams battling for places 9-12. If I had a choice of games to work, I probably wouldn’t have picked them; I would have loved to be sitting in one of the penalty boxes yesterday in the Carrier Dome for the two medal games instead. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed my six-hour volunteer shift at the Village Pavilion (again) on Saturday morning/afternoon.
. . . So a quiet and philosophical Kilgour addressed reporters afterward. He congratulated the Canadians, and he said he felt as if the whole game might have changed if "we could have just tied it up, (then) who knows."
Amid those wistful reflections, Kilgour spoke beautifully to the same point he'd been making since the day his team began practicing at Onondaga, for the tournament: The larger victory for the Nationals, the unforgettable aspect as his players move forward with their lives, was simply taking part in these games.
The WILC 2015 bronze medal game saw Team USA playing Israel in front of a huge crowd at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. This was the fourth venue in use for these games, and it was a championship atmosphere from the beginning. With a great photo gallery
“I have been involved in six world championships as chairman of Team Canada and this, by far, is the most professionally run and organized world championship that I have ever attended,” says French. “The Haudenosaunee made a very wise decision in heading up the world championship by bringing on a specialized event management company to handle logistics. We’re all benefitting from that wise leadership decision by the Haudenosaunee.”
“It’s a tough one, that’s for sure,” Iroquois Nationals head coach Rich Kilgour said. “I’m disappointed. I’m definitely not disappointed in us. I’m just disappointed that we came up a goal or two short. I really think we had the team to do it this year. But you have to give Canada credit. They’re a great team and they beat us in a really good lacrosse game.”
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The Georgia Swarm will have the No. 1 pick as well as four of the top six in the NLL entry draft Monday night, and they likely will get Lyle Thompson to team with brother Miles Thompson, providing an ideal opportunity to sell box lacrosse in a new NLL market.
Canada defeated the sentimental favorite Iroquois 12-8 Sunday before a crowd of 10,421 in the Carrier Dome, extending a remarkable unbeaten streak that started in 2003 and stretches to 2015. Nobody – not a single team – has beaten the Canadians at the game they alone dominate on the world indoor stage.
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"We're very proud of the heritage of the Canadian game and where it comes from. We are blessed that the Haudenosaunee gave us this game. We try every time we step on the floor to respect the game," Canadian captain Dan Dawson said. "We used their passion they have for the sport. We all share a love for the sport.
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The first three World Indoor Lacrosse Championships all ended with the same teams on the medal stand — Canada with the gold, the Iroquois with the silver and the United States with the bronze. And after a 15-4 win on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, over first-time participant Israel, the bronze medal will remain in the hands of the Americans.
While it wasn't the medal he was hoping for, Greg Downing was still pleased with the outcome. The Auburn High graduate played a key role in holding the opposition to one goal in each quarter, as the United States routed Israel, 15-4, to win the bronze medal in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship at the Carrier Dome Sunday.
Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper Oren Lyons was so proud. While some in the crowd at a special farewell dinner on Saturday night took their cameras out to take a photo of him, he instead pulled out a Canon and snapped a photo of them when he was finished addressing the 13 teams, tournament and Federation of International Lacrosse officials and other attendees of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
TODAY is the big day! Lacrosse fans are ready to smash the FIL attendance record by packing thousands of passionate members of our community into Syracuse University’s world-famous Carrier Dome for the 2015 WILC.
There have been a lot of people complimenting the Iroquois Nationals on their sharp Nike uniforms during the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. People have also loved the team’s Bauer helmets by Cascade Lacrosse and Quiet Storm Custom Wrapz. Iroquois Nationals executive director Ansley Jemison sat down with a GoPro on his head to explain the process and the meaning behind them.
In other placement games, the Czech Republic beat Australia 20-11 to take seventh place. The Czechs went on a six-goal run bridging the third and fourth quarters. Finland took care of Turkey 24-6 for ninth in the last game of the tournament at Onondaga Nation's new $6.5 million open-air arena.
England came out strong with Cole Shafer finding David Leach and Thomas Johnson for the first two goals of the game. Conversely, all three penalties of the quarter were on Ireland players and it showed in the score with England leading 5-1 at the end of the quarter.
When the public address announcer introduced the starting lineups for the Iroquois team Friday night in a steamy, sold-out Onondaga Nation Arena, Brett Bucktooth carried an Eagle staff to the proceedings instead of his lacrosse stick.
A berth in the world indoor lacrosse championship game has eluded the United States yet again. A 17-10 semifinal loss to the Iroquois Nationals on Friday night set up a U.S.-Israel game for bronze Sunday afternoon in Syracuse's Carrier Dome. The U.S. finished third in each of the previous three tournaments.
Canada has completed fine-tuning its game and is primed for the championship final of the world indoor lacrosse tournament.
Mark Matthews and Zack Greer scored four goals each in a 19-3 semifinal victory over Israel on Friday night. Canada hopes to win a fourth consecutive title in Syracuse's Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon when it meets the Iroquois, a 17-10 winner of the U.S. in the other semifinal Friday.
The Onondaga Nation spent more than $10 million to bring the games home to the sport's birthplace, a cost that included the construction of a new arena.
The nation's leaders say they had three major goals: to get the sport of lacrosse back into the Olympics, to educate the world about Haudenosaunee culture and history, and to produce a 10-day event that embraced the theme of peace and friendship.
The women's lacrosse team has hired Rachael Burek as an assistant coach, head coach Jenny Graap announced Thursday.
Burek comes to Cornell from Canisius, where she was an assistant coach for two years. Burek helped lead the Griffins to a MAAC Championship in both of her years with the program. In 2014, the team won its fourth-straight postseason title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The following year, she helped the program to its second regular season title with an 8-0 conference record.
In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Onondaga Nation, the Iroquois Nationals scored eight straight first-half goals and five in a row in the third quarter en route to a 17-10 win over the U.S. men's national indoor team in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship semifinals on Friday night.
Mark Matthews and Zack Greer scored four goals each to lead Canada to a 19-3 semifinal victory over Israel at the world indoor lacrosse championship on Friday. Canada hopes to win a fourth consecutive title in Syracuse's Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon when it meets the winner of the Friday night U.S.-Iroquois semifinal.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has announced its Class of 2019, as ten freshmen have joined the Bearcats for the 2016 season. Jake Nelson and Kevin Carbone highlight the group, as both have been ranked in Inside Lacrosse Magazine's top recruits list.
This post is part of a multi-part series breaking down personal fouls in youth and high school boys lacrosse. Quotes and explanations below are specific to NFHS and US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules. The post has been reviewed by Walt Munze, the national NFHS rules interpreter.
Leaves are changing colors and temperatures are slowly cooling, which means only one thing: Lacrosse is back in action for fall ball, whether it's intersquad scrimmages, alumni games or multi-team play days. Stay tuned for coverage of some of these events listed below on LaxMagazine.com.
With the 2015 NLL Draft on Monday, Sept. 28 just days away, National Lacrosse League draft guru Stephen Stamp from Inside Lacrosse has posted his updated Mock Draft 2.0 on IL Indoor. Who will go first overall and which other prospects will hear their names called early? Watch live on NLL.com starting at 7 p.m. ET as one of the most highly-anticipated drafts in the league's 30-year history unfolds with generational talent in a draft class that includes Wes Berg, Turner Evans, Graeme Hossack, Jesse King, Randy Staats, Lyle Thompson and more.
I caught up with Lyle Thompson as he relaxed on the bench after a practice. He won the Tewaraaton award for best U.S. collegiate player twice, in 2014 with his brother, Miles Thompson. "It’s special, just to have the world games be held here," says Lyle Thompson. "I know it’s important to our people."
Israel edged the Czech Republic 13-12 to advance to the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship semifinals, where it will play Canada at 4:30 p.m. at Onondaga Arena. Israel is one of six teams taking part in the WILC for the first time.
On the 7,300-acre Onondaga reservation – situated in upstate New York – where Lyle and his brothers Jeremy, Miles and Haina grew up, limitations have traditionally trumped life prospects. The brothers have defied these odds by employing their sport to transcend expectations and expand opportunity, both on and off the field, for themselves and successive generations.
This is a big sports weekend at the Carrier Dome, with an opportunity to see a Heisman Trophy candidate in action and a gold medal lacrosse game.
Congratulations to the Onondaga Nation for hosting the championship that brought 13 teams from around the world to play here. The nation built a $6.5 million arena in record time for the championships and created moving opening ceremonies at the War Memorial featuring former Syracuse and NFL great Jim Brown and former Vice President Al Gore.
Gary Gait needed crutches a day after knee surgery but insisted on following through on his offer to take Canada’s players at the world indoor lacrosse tournament on a tour of University of Syracuse athletic facilities on their day off Thursday.
Doc Nelson requested use of public space for a local lacrosse organization to install a 104’ x 68’ lacrosse box at Fort Ontario. The specific location is on a portion of the former tennis courts and traffic lot.
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced tonight, that they have acquired the ninth and 14th overall picks in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Knighthawks now have four of the top 16 picks in what has been called one of the deepest drafts in league history. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6572#sthash.rGjc54kf.dpuf
Casey Powell and Drew Snider scored four goals each as the United States cruised past Ireland 22-2 Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the world indoor lacrosse championship. Coach Tony Resch's players will face the Iroquois Nationals, who beat them 13-9 in the preliminary round, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Carrier Dome will be a busy place this weekend, hosting two major events that will require quite a conversion in a short amount of time. Saturday the Orange will take on SEC powerhouse LSU in football and on Sunday the Dome will host the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship medal round.
The Iroquois Nationals had an opportunity to give back Thursday afternoon, loving every second of it. So did the students and staff at Onondaga Nation School. With a rare off day during the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, the Iroquois Nationals players and staff visited the local school.
Katie Rowan is getting out on the field for workouts and fall practices and settling into her office as the new head women's lacrosse coach at Wagner.
"I'm still working on a little more decorating," said Rowan, who was hired in June.
US Lacrosse announced the 2016 US Lacrosse Boys' Youth Rules, including points of emphasis that promote safety and sportsmanship. The youth rules are based on age appropriate modifications made by the US Lacrosse Men's Game Rules Subcommittee to the high school game rules authored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team is holding its annual alumni game at 4 p.m. Saturday on Higgins Field. Head coach Jeff Long, in his 29th year leading the Bombers, said anyone who previously played lacrosse for Ithaca College can show up and participate in the alumni game.
Two fall dates highlight the Syracuse fall ball schedule, beginning with the sixth-annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 10. In addition, Syracuse will wrap up the fall on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Annapolis, Md.
"We are thrilled to have NILOA conduct its meetings and officials education during the IMLCA Convention," said J.B. Clarke, IMLCA president. "This partnership is the outcome of planning meetings that have been jointly conducted between the two organizations since the 2014 IMLCA Convention. The IMLCA knows this will lead to more communication between our collective memberships in regards to the competition on the field and our joint objective for continued growth of the game."
Two Syracuse lacrosse legends are standing together in Onondaga Arena watching younger men play the sport they love. Through the glass, Oren Lyons surveys the field from behind the goal. For Lyons, the goaltender on the undefeated 1957 Syracuse lacrosse team, it’s his favorite view of the field. He leans over to his old friend and teammate, Jim Brown. “When we were playing for Syracuse, did you ever imagine what you see today?”
“No, man,” Brown said. “How the hell could you imagine?”
This year’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championships on the Onondaga Nation marks the first time an international sporting event has been held on indigenous land – and finds one groundbreaking family playing for far more than gold.
Sarah Berheide Lamphier, Nicholas Coppola, Brian Forman and Sarah McEachron will all be honored at the ceremony at the Williamson Sports Center at 5:30 p.m. Also receiving recognition are the women’s basketball team from 1991 and the women’s volleyball team from 1999.
From a wild, snowy upset victory over Loyola for Holy Cross to Boston University's hot start through regular-season champion Navy taking a loss in the conference semifinals against arch rival Army, the Patriot League confounded expectations all spring in 2015.
The University of Albany is the latest school to go platinum as they unveiled their newest Cascade R helmets to the team today. Using Cascade’s new platinum finish as the base, the new buckets also incorporated a purple chin piece to go with Cascade’s new pearlized purple finish mask.
While the quest for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships is in full swing, the host team is also showing off its future. With the likes of veterans Sid Smith, Jeff Shattler and Brett Bucktooth leading the way, the newest wave of indigenous stars have been on full display. Wednesday was a perfect example in their 17-4 victory over the Czech Republic at Onondaga Arena.
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced today that they have signed Jake Crans to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old defenseman will join the Knighthawks at their 2015 National Lacrosse League Training Camp. The contract is his second in the NLL after inking a preseason deal with the Colorado Mammoth in 2014. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6564#sthash.0cHlB3zG.dpuf
The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will be offering the Level TWO Clinic on January 10, 2016 at Sutherland High School. The clinic, which is part of the program leading to certification, will be available for both the men's and the women's game. The local chapter will subsidize half of the cost. Local coaches will pay $47.50 for Level 2 and $37.50 for Level 1.
The line stretched out Tuesday, far beyond a table that went from one end to the other under a big tent near the Onondaga Nation Arena. Jerome Thompson Sr. did exactly what he does when his kids play lacrosse: He stood back, outside the spotlight, to watch his boys live out what they've been taught from the beginning:
"They show respect," Jerome said. "The best thing to hear is when people tell you they're great human beings."
Greg Downing is soaking in the experience.
The 2002 Auburn High graduate, representing the United States in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship tournament in the Syracuse area this month, is settling into his role as a veteran defender inside the arena and learning as much as he can about the many cultures coming together for the tournament between games.
Photographer Josh Rottman put our guest editor Casey Powell through the paces for our October issue, and the all-time lacrosse great was more than happy to play along. Check out these photos that we didn't have room for in print.
The 2015 Class includes: Greg Burns, Sue Gallagher, Gordon Pollard, Ryan Powell, Barry Powless, Greg Rinaldi, John Zulberti, Henninger Class of '80. Click the headline for information regarding the Hall of Fame Induction Celebration.
Playing in a sold out Onondaga Arena, the Iroquois Nationals played its first-ever international game on Haudenosaunee soil, beating England 20-6 in their third game of the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Iroquois Nationals 20, England 6
English goalie Nick Rose was peppered for the second straight day, as the Iroquois put 76 of their 107 shots on goal in a 20-6 blowout victory. Jeff Shattler and Roger Vyse scored five goals apiece, Shattler added four assists and Randy Staats finished with seven assists in the onslaught. Cole Shafer (four goals) was the lone bright spot for England. Rose made 57 saves and allowed 19 goals.
The Onondaga Arena announcer totaled up a 43-40 U.S. edge when it ended, but Canada ran away with an 18-7 victory in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, as neither Jake Henhawk nor David Mather could come anywhere nearing matching the brilliance of Canadian goaltender Matt Vinc.
Charlie Lockwood sat in the aluminum bleachers at the Onondaga Nation Arena and marveled at what he saw.
Below him, on the turf field where the United States played Canada in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, Casey Powell was performing a few Casey Powell feats of lacrosse magic.
It has been a triumphant homecoming for former Syracuse University lacrosse star Stephen Keogh. This week, the 28-year-old forward is back in Syracuse to play in the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
Siena Women’s Lacrosse will be participating in the HEADstrong Foundation’s Eighth Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic hosted by Hofstra University Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y. The event seeks to raise money and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
Ryan Benesch scored six goals and Matt Vinc was outstanding in the nets as Canada defeated the United States 18-7 to improve to 3-0 at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championships started on September 18, with much fanfare and continues through the weekend. The Onondaga Nation will host the tournament this year, marking the first time an international sporting event will be held on indigenous lands. To ready themselves for the Championships the Nation recently built a state-of-the-art multi-use facility to serve as an additional location for the games. The complex was fast-tracked through its first phase of completion in about 5 months thanks to the assistance of two Onondaga Community College Architecture Technology grads.
US Lacrosse has announced rule revisions, ranging from changes in overtime to new carding procedures for dangerous contact. Most of the rule changes are effective for the 2016 girls' high school and youth lacrosse seasons, with some additional revisions for equipment and uniforms effective beginning in 2017 or 2018.
It may be hard to imagine because it's only 90 minutes north of Syracuse, but when and where Casey, Ryan and Mike Powell grew up — in the 1980s in Carthage, N.Y., a town of about 3,500 residents — lacrosse was not a big deal.
While Blue Division play continues through Wednesday, teams from the Green and Red Divisions on Monday started to jockey for playoff position with their sights set on the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals.
The top two seeds from the tournament's top division — likely Canada and the Iroquois — will receive byes to the semifinals while seeds three and four will play the top two teams out of the remaining divisions.
Day Four Photos from Coyote Magic Action Shots
Powell arrived earlier in the day from Florida to play his first indoor game since leaving the NLL's Colorado Mammoth in 2014. He scored the game's first goal in the third minute of play and finished with two. Garrett Thul scored three, Joey Walters tallied two and Buchanan, Marcus Holman, CJ Costabile, Jeff Ratcliffe, Joel White and Joe Resetarits recorded one each.
"They have every app known to man," Powell said. "I don't know their music. I put on Beastie Boys and AC/DC and it gets turned off quick. I get a kick out of them. I used to be (Thompson), and I can relate to what they're going through. We're at two time periods. I have a daughter and a real life and they're just trying to figure it all out."
As one of the game's most decorated players — the only person to be named collegiate player of the year at two different positions while at Syracuse, the MLL's current career points leader and still the only American to win NLL MVP honors — and pushing age 40, CP has a unique perspective on the past, present and future of the game. His stamp is all over the issue.
Seattle-area prep lacrosse coaches Chris O’Dougherty and Drew Snider delivered two points as the United States earned a win over the Czech Republic on Sunday to even its world championships record at 1 – 1 after the opening weekend of play at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in upstate New York.
LM's reigning Person of the Year would be its first two-time honoree. Thompson, the once-in-a-generation talent who set the NCAA career scoring record while continuing to embrace his face-of-the-game status, certainly fits the bill.
Paul Wehrum, Little Falls, served as head men’s lacrosse coach from 1980 through 2003 and implemented the women’s lacrosse program in 2004 serving as head coach for three seasons. In 24 seasons coaching the men (1980-2003), Wehrum guided the Generals to a 403-62 record including three undefeated seasons, 21 consecutive Region III championships and eight national championships.
Mr. Young was a 2005 graduate of General Brown High School, where he played football and lacrosse. The father of two young daughters, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 2007 to 2011 and joined the Vermont State Police in January 2014.
Seven members of the Rochester Knighthawks played a major role in one of the most thrilling games of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. On Sunday, Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson scored the game-winner in an 11-9 come-from-behind Canadian victory over the Iroquois Nationals. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6562#sthash.ddz2v7sy.dpuf
Australia started on a nine-goal run and never looked back, defeating Switzerland 21-6. Jeff Joy finished with five goals and four assists. Rodney Maher and Peter Kwas added three goals apiece in the win. The Aussies (3-0) won 24 of 31 faceoffs and clinched the top seed in the Red Division. Switzerland (0-3) remained winless.
Day Three Photos
Started in 2013, the three-game series will serve to promote and generate awareness of Room2Smile, a charitable organization started by former Le Moyne Dolphin men's lacrosse student-athlete Brandon Spillett '05. The organization's mission is to help families who have received a cancer diagnosis with emotional support services. During the game, literature and representatives from Room2Smile will be available to educate fans on the organization's mission and ways they can provide support.
The Canadians limited the Iroquois to a single goal in the game's final 25 minutes and 21 seconds to mount a come-from-behind 11-9 victory over the host nation. Canada outscored the Iroquois 7-3 in the second half to disappoint most in the healthy War Memorial crowd, many of whom had come wearing Iroquois purple.
Team USA got a much-needed boost of confidence in defeating the Czech Republic 14-7 Sunday afternoon, dispelling the disappointment of losing its Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship opener to the Iroquois Nationals on Friday night.
"We've been saying all along we want to be a game better each time out," U.S. coach Tony Resch said. "We were pretty consistent at both ends of the floor. It was a good step forward for us."
We’ve been waiting four years for these games, and even longer for lacrosse to “come home.” Friday, September 19th, 2015 kicked off the WILC 2015 and lacrosse not only came home, it devoured Onondaga Nation and the greater Syracuse area.
Literally. I mean it – literally. That was my first job as a volunteer yesterday at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at the beautiful and brand new Village Pavilion for the 9:30 AM match between Switzerland and Australia. With the countdown-to-game-time clock showing less than 10 minutes, I was asked if I’d announce the game.
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) will host the Iroquois Nationals vs. Canada game at the War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse at 5PM today. This will be the first time these two teams have faced each other in box lacrosse since the Championship Game at the 2011 World Indoor Championships in the Czech Republic when Canada took home the gold.
Grammy award winning artist Joanne Shenandoah is also set to perform the Canadian National Anthem before Sunday’s game.
“All lot of our players have played against the canadian players,” said Iroquois Nationals' Lyle Thompson. “It was a lot different than playing the American players and we had to come at that game with a little bit different game plan.”
Following a 13-9 loss to the Iroquois Nationals in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship opener, the U.S. indoor team will look to rebound Sunday with a 1 p.m. game against the Czech Republic at Onondaga Arena. when they take on Canada at 5 p.m. The USA faces the Czech Republic on Sunday at 1 p.m.
No John Grant. No Colin Doyle. No Josh Sanderson. No, nostalgia wasn’t a consideration when Canada assembled a roster capable of winning a fourth straight Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Only six players return from the Prague group that extended the undefeated streak to 17 games four years ago.
The powers that be opted to shake things up.
“It’s a luxury for us to have all three,” says assistant coach Glenn Clark, who is overseeing Canada’s goaltending during the 10-day tournament. “The hard part will be deciding who to sit out each game. They are all so good.”
Canada plays its first game at 5 p.m. ET Sunday against the Iroquois Nationals, who Canada defeated in the final four years ago in Prague to win a third straight world title. Caution: this might be the best team the Iroquois have put on a lacrosse floor.
from December, 2014:
The holidays came early for Dan Curran ’07 two weeks ago, in the form of two 50-pound bags shipped to his home on the island of Hawaii. They came stuffed with lacrosse equipment. Receiving giant boxes and bags of used lacrosse shafts and shoulder pads and helmets has become somewhat of a regular occurrence for Curran, a physical education teacher at Konawaena High School on the Big Island. This past summer, five large boxes arrived tipping the scales at nearly 200 pounds.
“This equipment, it’s everything,” said Curran, a former midfielder for the College’s lacrosse team. “If we didn’t have it, we wouldn’t be where we are now.”
Warren Kimber (Hobart), who retired in July from his dual roles as the national coordinator of lacrosse officials for the NCAA and as the district assigning director for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, died on Thursday. Kimber served in both roles for more than two decades.
Ireland improved to 2-0 in the Green Division with a wild last-second win to highlight the second day of action at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Ireland’s Brian Gillis scored with just two seconds remaining to foil a wild Serbia comeback in Ireland’s 11-10 victory.
As the tournament likes to say, lacrosse has come home. The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is the first international sporting championship held on aboriginal land, and it kicked off Friday with five games including the host Iroquois Nationals downing the United States, 13-9, in front of a sold-out crowd following a sensational—if exceptionally long—opening ceremony at Syracuse's War Memorial Arena. The tournament features 13 teams, including six that are making their world championship debuts in this fourth global tournament. All six new nations got into action on Friday.
The 2015 Opening Ceremonies at the Syracuse War Memorial was truly memorable. This was the first time an Indigenous Nation hosted an International event. The Onondaga Nation, the Central Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee welcomed all from around the world with a taste of our culture.
A sold-out crowd gave the Iroquois Nationals team a loud standing ovation tonight as the team entered the War Memorial in Syracuse.
The opening ceremony for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship honored all 13 teams, but the spotlight was on Haudenosaunee culture.
Lyle Thompson surveyed the scene at the Onondaga War Memorial on Friday night and soaked in the momentous atmosphere. A sold-out crowd came to see his Iroquois team open the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship with a game against the United States squad.
The Iroquois got three goals from each of brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson and from Jeff Shattler. Johnny Powless, Adam Bomberry, Randy Staats and Brandon Goodwin chipped in with one each. For the United States, Joe Walters scored three goals, Joe Resetarits two and Chris O'Dougherty, Blaze Riorden, Jeff Ratcliffe and [Joel] White one each.
The first time the Americans disrupted the Iroquois Nationals’ momentum was when players from both teams swarmed midfield bodying each other up on the brink of a brawl before halftime.
But seconds later, Lyle Thompson put the Iroquois back in control, and up 8-4, with a 15-yard sidearm rip at the buzzer.
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will be getting some very special helmets from Cascade today. The 2016 season is the 100th anniversary of the program and to commemorate the event, Cascade has created special Centennial R helmets featuring the company’s new Platinum shell and Orange pearl facemask finish. In addition, several other details have been included to spotlight the different aspects of the Syracuse program and its rich history of success and championships.
They've played lacrosse in Israel for four years. They've played in it Serbia for five. And here the two sides were, representing countries more than 4,500 miles away, by opening the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at Onondaga Nation Arena on Friday morning.
"Mike Thompson makes the save and quickly passes the ball to Jeremy Thompson, who throws it up the floor to Miles Thompson. Lyle Thompson darts into the middle to snare a pass. A checker is on him right away so he flicks the ball to Haina Thompson at the edge of the crease. There's a shot, and it's a goal for the Iroquois Nationals! Make that Thompson from Thompson, Thompson, Thompson and Thompson."
Hobart College lacrosse alum Jake Silberlicht '13 will compete in the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which begins today and runs through Sept. 27. The former Statesman midfielder will play for Team Israel.
The IWLCA has announced that the Division I women’s lacrosse coaches have submitted two legislative proposals to the NCAA. The first of these proposals revises the DI women’s lacrosse recruiting calendar and the second standardizes the initial date for all communication with prospective student-?athletes and their families. These efforts to bring about highly supported change in the recruiting process are the culmination of several years worth of discussion and surveys by the Division I coaching membership.
David Procopio attended West Genessee High School and earned three letters in lacrosse and four letters in hockey, and served as a captain for each team. At West Genessee, Procopio registered 88 goals and 13 assists for 101 career points. He received the 2015 MVP award, All-Conference honors in 2015 and All-League honors in 2014 and 2015. Procopio also was a member of the National Honor Society.
Former Vice President Al Gore and football legend Jim Brown were among hundreds of guests tonight at a private dinner held on the Onondaga Nation for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
The dinner, which was hosted by the Onondaga Nation, featured the 13 teams competing in the world games, their coaches and more than 250 special guests.
The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is being billed as "lacrosse comes home" because it is being hosted by the Onondaga Nation and the sport was invented by indigenous nations in upstate New York. The tournament runs from Sept. 18-27.
Lacrosse, or the “medicine game,” has connected Haudenosaunee people to the spirit of our continent for over a millennium. The stick itself begins as a hickory tree that sprouts decades before a player is ever born.
Chad Morris (and his staff) were tabbed back in December last year to turn around a struggling SMU program that had seen better days. The key to any good turnaround is getting high quality players that are also quality individuals, and in today’s society dominated by social media, coaches are provided a better look than ever at a player’s character with just a few clicks of the mouse.
After an arduous process, which included a re-do at the NCAA's behest, a regional realignment proposal crafted by the men's lacrosse committee has been approved by the NCAA's Championships Committee, according to an email sent out by the NCAA on Thursday.
On the eve of opening ceremonies for the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, coach Tony Resch named Kevin Buchanan captain of the 2015 U.S. men's indoor national team, with Casey Powell and Brett Manney as assistants.
Haudenosaunee sovereignty is a long-standing issue. Currently, it is jumping back into the mainstream news with the WILC just one day away (it kicks off on Friday!). Seeing as this is the first-ever FIL event hosted by the Haudenosaunee, the issues of Native rights, Haudenusaunee sovereignty, and lacrosse’s eventual path to the Olympics all come to the fore of conversation once again.
With a target on his back for as long as he's been playing competitive lacrosse, Casey Powell has compiled a legendary career with a lightning first step that's gotten him past armies of stick-swinging defensemen and hordes of opponents tasked with shutting down one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the sport. They've never been able to stop him.
The last time Jeff Ratcliffe stepped on a lacrosse field to represent his country, things were different. The now-father of three was a sophomore in college at UMBC and was relegated to reserve duty. In the 1998 ILF World Championship field final, he watched from the sidelines as a litany of the game's all-time greats played to a classic 15-14 overtime win for Team USA at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field — widely considered one of, if not the most exciting game in the sport's history.
But he was also playing for a different country.
ICTMN's own Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) will be there covering many of the events and Lacrosse competitions as well so keep an eye out and if you see him, make sure to tell him to post your tweets in ICTMN!
The creative minds over at UnCommon Fit hooked up Finland, Germany, and Switzerland with some amazing box lacrosse swag to rock throughout the games. We also heard that UcFit created a masterpiece for Israel, but we haven’t gotten our eyes on it yet! Stay tuned to LaxAllStars.com for ways to win WILC 2015 national team gear, and keep your eyes peeled for awesome content on the UnCommon faces of the world games… I promise that you won’t want to miss it!
The Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Tournament gets underway with the quarterfinals on April 26 followed by the semifinals and championship hosted by the top seed on April 29 and May 1.
The Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Tournament moves back a week with quarterfinals on May 3, semifinals on May 6 and championship on May 8, with the latter two rounds at the highest seed.
The Siena Lacrosse program recently welcomed its 11-member Class of 2019 to the Siena College campus. Freshmen Cam Brosh, Scott Bruner, Grant Clark, Keenan Cook, Michael Cox, Nick Forbes, Mike McCarthy, Eric Munn, Mike Reilly, Mike Sullivan and Jack Twohig are the newest additions to the 2016 Saints.
As the Grand Opening of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships this Friday draws closer and 13 international lacrosse teams from around the world gear up for their shot at lacrosse gold, international team members also have their eye on another prize—Onondaga passport stamps.
The majority of the games will be played at two venues on the Onondaga Nation. The War Memorial and the Carrier Dome in Syracuse will also host games. The War Memorial will host the opening ceremony Friday night followed by the Iroquois Nationals versus Team USA game. The Carrier Dome will host the bronze medal and gold medal games followed by the closing ceremonies on Sept. 27.
Ömer Faruk Yeti?tirici was hardly born with a lacrosse stick in his hand. In Istanbul, his hometown, his preferred sport was wrestling. Yetistirici said everything changed a couple of years ago, when he settled in one night to watch a movie called "Crooked Arrows," a lacrosse film whose cast included actors from the Onondaga Nation.
Before we glue ourselves to all the action, we should probably brush up on the rules of box lacrosse, or for some of us, learn what the heck box lacrosse is in the first place. These are the rules specific to the FIL and the WILC 2015.
Tickets for the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship are officially sold out, according to Ticketmaster.
The opening ceremony and the game featuring Team USA versus Iroquois Nationals will be held Friday night at the War Memorial in Syracuse. Tickets, which included admission to both the opening ceremony and the game, were sold out by Wednesday afternoon.
US Lacrosse has announced the opening of the application period for Head Coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team.
The head coach must have significant competitive lacrosse head coaching experience at the collegiate and/or professional level(s), and a demonstrated record of success on the field as a coach and mentor to athletes. Once named, the head coach will assist in the selection process of a 10-person coaching and support staff, as well as the player selection process leading up to the final 23-man roster for the 2018 FIL World Championship.
The inductees were selected by the IMLCA Hall of Fame Committee consisting of Tom Gill, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (chair), Fred Acee (Air Force), Guy Van Arsdale (Jacksonville), Mike Murphy (Colgate), Dan Sheehan (Le Moyne), and Tom Leanos (Drew).
With the games being held so close to where he grew up, Downing is expecting to see many familiar faces in the crowd when the United States opens play against the host Iroquois Nation at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Friday after the tournament’s opening ceremonies. The 14-team tournament lasts more than a week, with the bronze and gold medal games scheduled for Sept. 27 at the Carrier Dome.
Former Elmira College men's lacrosse player Scott Campbell '04 will suit up for Team Canada in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, beginning this weekend on the Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse, NY.
Skidmore College has appointed Dartmouth assistant Tucker Kear as head men's lacrosse coach. Kear comes to Saratoga after a year as the offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Big Green.
Heading up to Syracuse and the Onondaga Nation for WILC 2015? If you’re anything like the majority of the LaxAllStars.com crew, it’s your first time in the area too! Don’t worry, Ryan Conwell is what we call a local and he’s dropping knowledge on the must-see spots of Syracuse and other awesome options for enjoying yourself in the backyard of lacrosse!
Welcome to Central New York, make sure to keep your WILC 2015 Visitor’s Guide handy!
The US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to announce our final list of 2015 Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday night, November 6th, 2015, 6-10PM, at the Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford, NY.
On a beautiful early fall night, fans for the first time entered Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes for a lacrosse game. The fans remarked how beautiful it was to play in and to watch a game. A few people may have been inspired to build similar places in their community.
How does a field-trained long-stick defenseman like Joel White get exposed to the indoor game? Well, during White's days at Syracuse, in 2009, NLL vet and Syracuse women's assistant coach Regy Thorpe was coaching the Six Nations Chiefs in Ontario and White agreed to give it a whirl.
"Regy told me it would be something I'd be good at and help my stick skills for the upcoming season at Syracuse," White said.
The first international sporting event held on indigenous lands is now just days away, and anticipation is building across Central New York. World Indoor Lacrosse Championship games will be played at the Onondaga Nation's two arenas, as well as the War Memorial and the Carrier Dome. Elizabeth Jeneault has the details. (Video 1:31)
Stroup details how she struggled with an eating disorder, and at times considered taking her own life. She says her battle led to two trips to the emergency room and stresses that mental disorders need to be treated like any other disease.
Ansley Jemison, director of Akwe:kon Residence Hall, said his early years spent on the Allegheny Reservation in Western New York introduced him to the two things that would later shape his life: the Seneca culture and lacrosse.
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to unveil the Top 20 recruiting classes from the 18th Recruiting Issue, available now in print and digitally. The list features Johns Hopkins at No. 1 for the second straight season.
Recognizing the Onondaga Nation, capital of the Iroquois Confederacy, as the home of lacrosse, Mayor Miner read a proclamation citing the month of September 2015 as "Lacrosse is Coming Home" month. In return the mayor received a special Iroquois Nationals jersey with the number 44 on it.
The national flags representing the teams participating in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship line South Salina Street in Nedrow.
Members of the Nedrow Volunteer Fire Department hung the flags this evening using a firetruck.
The 17 round-robin games played at Tsha' Thoñ'nhes, the nation's new $6.5 million arena on Route 11A, will be free and open to the public. The venue is referred to as the "Village Pavilion" on the official game schedule.
When he was 3 years old, Joe Resetarits, who was learning how to play indoor lacrosse, and his family got to check out the new franchise in town, the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. Twenty-three years later, not only has Resetarits moved from the NLL crowd to the floor, but also now he has been called to represent his country in the game he loves.
Merrill, still one of the top transition players in the game, suffered a broken thumb playing for the Six Nations Chiefs against the Peterborough Lakers in Game 6 of the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) finals Aug. 28, sources told LaxMagazine.com's Neil Stevens. Canada replaced Merrill on the roster with veteran Brad Self.
Onondaga Nation- How do four of the top players on the Nationals Lacrosse team prepare for the upcoming World Games on their Nation? Extra practice, sprints, re-string a stick or two? Yes, there is that. Plus for the Thompson brothers: Jeremy, Hiana, Miles and Lyle, they decided to put on a lacrosse camp for the Onondaga Nation youth.
The 9th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic is part of a new three-tournament expansion series to, according to the HEADstrong website, “broaden their reach and engage a wider audience.” UAlbany will be part of the Baltimore tournament, with the other two being held in Philadelphia and in Hempstead, New York.
The Bearcats will begin with the 7th Annual Women's Nicholas Colleluori Classic at Hofstra University. The tournament is part of the HEADstrong Foundation, a company committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through providing essential programs and services. Binghamton will be one of 15 teams competing in the event, which has raised $250,000 in its seven years.
As a part of women's lacrosse Alumni Weekend, head coach Jenny Graap announced the team's award winners for the 2015 season at Sunday's awards banquet. Seven members of the 2015 team were honored, each being recognized for unique contributions she brought to the team. The Big Red finished the 2015 season at 9-7 and third in the Ivy League, qualifying them for the Ancient Eight tournament for the fifth time in six seasons.
The Marist men’s lacrosse program and head coach Keegan Wilkinson welcomed 13 new student-athletes for the 2016 season. The newcomers include seven from New York, three from New Jersey, and one each from Colorado, North Carolina, and Maryland. Three have transferred to Marist from other programs.
Caitlin Formato has been named assistant coach for the St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team, head coach Ryan Lynn announced. Formato is a native of Lancaster, N.Y., who graduated from George Mason University in 2013.
Momentum continues to build in the Colgate men's lacrosse program with Tuesday's announcement of this year's recruiting class.
The defending Patriot League champions and head coach Mike Murphy and staff welcome 16 members of the Class of 2019. The Raiders signed four attackers, six midfielders, three defensemen, one long-stick midfielder and two goalkeepers.
Faceguarding: The ultimate respect or the ultimate challenge?
For the Syracuse women's lacrosse program, it has become the norm. Katie Rowan, the nation's leader in scoring in 2008, expected it, as did Michelle Tumolo, the IWLCA Attacker of the Year in 2012 when she led the Orange to its first appearance in the NCAA championship. Ditto Alyssa Murray, a first-team All-American who became the first player in school history to record 100 or more points three times during her career, led the Orange back to the NCAA final in 2014
Auburn's Burgmaster To Colgate
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Alex Burgmaster, Auburn High middie and amember of the CNY Road Hawks, has commited to play lacrosse at Colgate University.
Hunter Savitcheff, a Penfield senior, has announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse for Lenoir-Rhyne University located in North Carolina. Nick Tschetter recently announced his intent to continue his studies and to play lacrosse at Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio) after his graduation from Aquinas this spring.
Rule 5.8: “A player may not trip an opponent with any part of his body or crosse. Tripping is obstructing an opponent at or below the waist with the crosse, hands, arms, feet or legs, by any positive primary action if the obstructing player is on his feet or by any secondary action when the obstructing player is not on his feet. When a player legally checks the crosse of an opponent and the result is to cause the opponent to trip over his own crosse, no foul is committed.
Similarly, if an opponent falls over a player’s crosse when that player is attempting to scoop a loose ball, no foul has been committed.”
The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to meet the 2016 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2015.
The U.S. lags behind most in the development of goalies. Sal LoCascio, the only American goalie in the NLL Hall of Fame, starred for 10 seasons (1990-2000) with the New York Saints after setting the NCAA record for career saves at UMass. Erik Miller, the 1994 NCAA Division III Goalie of the Year at Salisbury, appeared in 109 games in 13 seasons with six different NLL teams.
For Albany, life without Lyle Thompson starts with Big Game Blaze.
No, not on offense. Despite the end-to-end scoring rumble against Cornell in the NCAA tournament last May that made the 6-foot, 210-pound goalie Blaze Riorden famous beyond the lacrosse world, he isn't in the long-term post-Lyle offensive plans.
I am certainly not an expert on indoor or box lacrosse, but it has been part of my lacrosse life for a long, long time. For summers in the ‘80s, I refereed a hybrid indoor lacrosse league in the Fulton War Memorial, learning on the job with certified lacrosse officials Terry MacNabb, Ken Peterson, and Jeff Akin. Jim Werbeck was the varsity lacrosse coach at Fulton at that time, and he tried to emulate the summer program at his alma mater, West Genesee.
The continued growth of lacrosse over the last two decades has been a tremendous highlight for the sport, but has also brought along many infrastructure challenges. One of the biggest is securing enough properly trained officials to meet the increased demand for their services. Since its inception, US Lacrosse has been expanding resources towards helping to address this need. In 2008, the organization hired its first full-time staff member dedicated exclusively to officials education.
The US Lacrosse Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee is seeking applicants for the annual Coaches Diversity Convention Scholarship. Scholarship winners will be provided with free registration for the US Lacrosse Convention and a travel stipend of up to $350 to attend the event.
There appears to have been relatively little press about it, but due in part to pressure from Division III student-athletes (see, for example, www.ncaa.org/champion/diii-student-athletes-want-sign-too), a proposal was passed at the NCAA convention in January that permits Division III institutions to use an NCAA-provided "nonbinding athletics celebratory signing form."
John O’Neill will never forget his first glimpse of Eamon McEneaney. It was the fall of 1971. John’s favored Massapequa football team traveled to Floral Park, N.Y., to face rival Sewanhaka. O’Neill’s squad wound its way through a riotous home crowd of purple and gold and took the field for warmups.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team has announced the hiring of Chris Cooper, who will serve as an assistant coach for the 2016 season. Cooper joins head coach Scott Nelson's staff after working at Princeton last season.
Facing adversity is a certainty of life. How someone handles the adversity that comes their way is the key. A positive attitude and support from family and friends have helped Andy Cook overcome and thrive.
Registration is now open for the Cornell women's lacrosse fall prospect clinic, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27 on Schoellkopf Field. The clinic is open to high school freshmen and sophomores who are aspiring to play Division I lacrosse. The day will focus on developing high level skills, beginning with individual skill instruction and building to larger team concepts. Goalies will also have specialized training.
The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation is pleased to announce that Loyola University Maryland will be participating in the Fourth Annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 in Bethesda, Md.
The 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship will officially begin one week from today at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, NY. That evening, at the Opening Ceremonies, the Iroquois Nationals will welcome the best players in the world to the international event. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6548#sthash.9Fo75zpA.dpuf
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championships are being hosted in the Iroquois community of Onondaga and Kahnawà:ke's K103 Mohawk Radio will be broadcasting the gold medal game across the Iroquois Radio Network.
"This project has been extremely quick," said Otey Marshall, project manager for Hueber-Breuer Construction, the company leading the project. "What is unique about this project is the incredibly short amount of time that has gone from project idea to general idea to specific contractors coming on board and work being done on site."
The Yorktown community is coming together for Brielle Furci, a 15-year-old girls lacrosse standout who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer.
A GoFundMe page has been established and 280 people have donated $26,501 in two days. The Furci family is hoping to raise $40,000.
The nationally recognized women’s travel lacrosse team “Lady Roc,” which is lead and operated by St. John Fisher Women’s lacrosse coach Mrs. Linda Michele, announced recently their 2016 summer travel team tryouts.
Lacrosse at the high school level has grown well over 150% just since 2001 and is continuing to expand while many other sports are not. Girls' lacrosse again cracked the top 10 in number of participants, with almost 85,000 players at schools covered by the NFHS survey.
The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is eight days away, and as the start of the 10-day tournament approaches, we continue to preview the games and players to watch. Team USA has players of various indoor experience levels, from veterans like 39-year-old Casey Powell and sixth-year pro Joe Walters to newbies like Albany goalie Blaze Riorden, who has played three summers of box as a forward.
Erica LaGrow, a 2009 U.S. World Cup team member, spent six seasons as the offensive coordinator for former Yale coach Mandee O'Leary at Florida. For this upcoming season, LaGrow has hired two U.S. national team members as assistants - Alyssa Murray, a two-time Tewaaraton finalist from Syracuse, and Sloane Serpe, an All-American defender from North Carolina.
What does the standard mean?
The ASTM standard is the first-ever performance standard for women’s lacrosse headgear, developed to help reduce impact forces associated with stick and ball contact in women’s lacrosse.
Twelve nations have sent their teams to play in this historic tournament. Those teams are: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and our Iroquois Nationals.
Forward Drew Westervelt, whom Lacrosse Magazine less than a year ago ranked as the best active American-born box player, will not play in the WILC later this month because of a nagging shoulder injury, he and Team USA head coach Tony Resch confirmed on Wednesday.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson has been named the head coach of the Iroquois West team, who will participate in this weekend’s inaugural U19 World Lacrosse Challenge. Jamieson will lead his team into the tournament, which is set for Sept. 11-13 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6544#sthash.ZpP9jkob.dpuf
The US Lacrosse Men’s Collegiate Officials Committee has named the recipients of the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award for the 2015 lacrosse season. Initiated in 2006, the awards are presented annually to the college or university in each of the 11 officiating districts whose coaches, players, and fans exhibit the best sportsmanship throughout the season.
District 2 – Colgate University - Head Coach Mike Murphy
The Clan Mother is very important in the role of Haudenosaunee culture. Not only is the Clan Mother working with the chiefs in making decisions for the people, they also have the duty to ensure that our way of life continues. The Clan Mothers gather and sit to decide when the ceremonies will begin. Then the Clan Mothers supervise the procedures of the ceremony, the food, and soups that are needed. The Clan Mothers are so integral, that the ceremonies cannot begin without the Clan Mothers present.
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Lacrosse is coming home to the indigenous lands of the Onondaga Nation and Syracuse, N.Y.! The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship will host 13 international teams, more than 300 athletes and 15,000 fans. Come and experience the spirit and tradition of lacrosse on Sept. 18-27, 2015.
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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. The start of the 2015 Games will commence at 7 PM EST at the War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse, with a spectacular Opening Ceremony and Iroquois vs. USA game on September 18th. NFL Hall-of-Famer and Syracuse Alum, Jim Brown will attend along with support from Bill Belichick and the Bill Belichick Foundation.
Another of UAlbany’s own has returned to kick off 2015-16, as University at Albany women’s lacrosse head coach John Battaglino announced the appointment of four-year Dane standout Taylor Frink ’11 (Baldwinsville) to the Purple & Gold coaching staff on Tuesday. Frink re-joins the UAlbany ranks as an assistant coach after spending three seasons at Davidson. She will focus primarily on the offense.
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has announced the addition of Gill Conners (Saratoga Springs/OCC) to the Saints' coaching staff. A native of nearby Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Conners served as a volunteer assistant coach this spring for NCAA Tournament participant Brown University.
US Lacrosse today opened registration for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest, set for Jan. 22-24, 2016, in Baltimore. LaxCon represents lacrosse’s largest educational event, trade show and kickoff to the season.
Coaches, officials, and program leaders can register for the full US Lacrosse Convention for as low as $90 for US Lacrosse members and $150 for the general public. Tickets for the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, a portion of LaxCon’s Jan. 23 schedule open to lacrosse fans of all ages, start at $10 per person.
The Match™ Division 3 Recruiting Showcase at The Hill School (Pottstown, PA) will be on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The Match™ (www.matchlax.com) is specifically designed for players in 2016, 2017 and 2018 graduation years who are (or have the potential to be) strong Division 3 candidates - athletically and academically.
There are other players like [Joe] Walters (Irondequoit), a six-year NLL veteran of the Rochester Knighthawks; 39-year-old Casey Powell (Carthage), the only American to ever win NLL MVP honors; and seven-year indoor pro defender Greg Downing (Auburn), who signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Mammoth last month, who have much more pro indoor experience.
Tony Resch is uniquely positioned to lead Team USA into a tough indoor competition. The defensive-minded coach was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2008 for leading the Philadelphia Wings to four league titles from 1993-2001. He's also been an assistant coach with Team USA, as recently as 2010 for the world field championships in Manchester, England, and is a two-time Major League Lacrosse coach of the year in 2006 and 2008.
Whenever Canada and the Iroquois Nationals face-off in box lacrosse, it’s always a game unlike any other. While there will be a lot of great box lacrosse on display at the upcoming 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, there’s no game more highly anticipated than the Canada versus Iroquois match up on September 20th at War Memorial Arena (Syracuse, NY). This contest promises to be as good as it gets!
Helping to lead the way for European players to compete in North America, Finland is a nation with an extremely bright future in lacrosse. Let’s get to know the Finnish squad before this month’s big event!
The all-inclusive event, held annually in early August, brings nearly 250 teams, from high school athletes to Masters teams, men and women, boys and girls. But it’s more than the competitors themselves; it’s their families, friends and followers that, all tolled, create a significant economic impact in Lake Placid.
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has calculated an estimated $4.8 million in direct spending over the Aug. 3-9 period in the two-time Winter Olympic village. Hotels, restaurants and shops felt the largesse of the extended lacrosse family.
It has already been a rather successful lacrosse year for Doug Jamieson and Austin Staats. But now there’s a chance the two Native teenagers could both end up being on three championship squads in 2015. The pair were teammates on the Ontario-based Six Nations Arrows, which captured the Minto Cup, the Canadian Junior A lacrosse title, on Saturday August 29.
Jake Miller | D | 6-0 | 185 | Schenectady, N.Y. / Niskayuna
Before Bryant: A 2015 graduate of Niskayuna High School, Miller was a four-year varsity letterwinner and two-year starter for the Silver Warriors … Led team to four-consecutive Section 2, suburban council and regional championships … Helped Silver Warriors win a New York State Championship in 2015 … 2015 Section 2 All-Star … Senior captain … Defensive MVP … Also earned three varsity letters in hockey, where he served as captain as a junior and senior, and one varsity letter in football … Graduated with honors.
Brandon Barker, M, 6-1, 205, Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon and Willie Klan, G, 6-0, 170, Rochester, N.Y./Penfield will be joining the Buckeyes. Both welected for 50-player training pool for 2016 U.S. Men's Lacrosse Under-19 Team.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced the teams have submitted their 23-Man Protected Roster for 2016. All players left unprotected will be entered in the player pool for the 2016 season.
The National Lacrosse League today announced the Buffalo Bandits’ schedule for the 2016 NLL regular season. The Bandits will open the campaign at home on Jan. 9 when the Calgary Roughnecks visit Buffalo for the only meeting between the clubs this season. The team then plays their first road game the following week in Colorado on Jan. 16.
For only the second time in team history, the Rochester Knighthawks will play three games in eight days to open their National Lacrosse League schedule. The Knighthawks will usher in their 22nd season on Saturday, January 9th at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena against the Colorado Mammoth. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6529#sthash.cOqbSlEO.dpuf
Hopefully you read and enjoyed last week’s RTD piece, entitled “Dear Mr. Abbott,” in which I talked about some rules I’d like to see changed, added, or dropped.
Before I sent it in to www.justlacrosse.com, I sent it to local veteran referee and new NCAA national coordinator of men’s lacrosse officials Tom Abbott for his approval, and to make sure I wasn’t completely wrong about any of the rules and about to embarrass myself. Well, less than a few hours later, Tom had replied to my draft with the following detailed response, and I decided – with his permission, of course – to use his emails as the core of this week’s column.
Ithaca College Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports Susan Bassett '79 is pleased to announce the hiring of Karrie Moore as the 11th head women's lacrosse coach in the program's illustrious history. A national search was conducted to find the next head coach of an Ithaca program that has won 10 or more games in each of the last six seasons.
The Bombers identified Moore, who served as an assistant coach with Cornell University for the last seven seasons, as the best coaching candidate.
The 2015 college lacrosse season was one for the ages, featuring top play from a once in a generation talent like Lyle Thompson and Denver winning its first National Title in program history. Lax.com takes a look back at some of their favorite moments from the season with the our Top College Goals of 2015!
This post is the first of a multi-part series breaking down personal fouls in youth and high school boys lacrosse. Quotes and explanations below are specific to NFHS and US Lacrosse Boys’ Youth Rules. The post has been reviewed by Walt Munze, the national NFHS rules interpreter.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has announced that its annual alumni game has been moved to Saturday, October 3rd at noon.
The game was moved as to not be during the World Indoor Championships, which includes a UAlbany player and three alumni. In addition, the induction of alumni Luke Daquino and Kevin Rae into the UAlbany athletics Hall of Fame has been moved to 2016.
Scott Campbell still cannot believe he made the team. For the 33-year-old defenseman, making Team Canada seemed like a long shot when he submitted his name. So, when he received the phone call that he made the 23-man roster, the normally outspoken Campbell struggled to find the right words. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6525#sthash.P4Ozc3OC.dpuf
Alfred University head men's lacrosse coach Jason Lockner has added two assistants to his coaching staff. Timothy Priskey has been appointed assistant coach and Thomas Bardsley has been appointed graduate assistant.
In the midst of a historic year for Niskayuna lacrosse, the Niskayuna Lacrosse Club is trying to make sure future years have the chance to be just as successful. “There are a lot of great things coming out of lacrosse in Niskayuna right now,” club president John Sweeney said. “But we want to give the whole program a shot in the arm again.”
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! Never defeated in international play, the National Box Lacrosse Team of Canada will be heading to the WILC 2015 next month expecting to bring home another gold medal.
Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares today announced his retirement from the NLL after a 24-year career. He will transition to a new role as an assistant coach for the 2016 season.
“I’ve been fortunate to play my entire career in Buffalo in front of the best fans in the league, so it makes this day bittersweet,” Tavares said. “Playing for the Bandits has been such a big part of my life, but all good things must come to an end. It’s time to start a new chapter, and I’m excited to be able to help the team in a different way as assistant coach.”
The 2016 lacrosse season will open in grand style with three U.S. national teams squads competing against top competition in the inaugural Team USA Spring Premiere. The event will take place on the weekend of Jan. 8-10, 2016 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The Alfred University men's lacrosse team will hold its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 3. The game will be at 6 p.m. at Yunevich Stadium and is being held as part of the University's Homecoming Weekend.
Hannah Powers, A – Skaneateles/Loyola
If there's any team that might need the most help in 2016, it's Loyola. The Greyhounds graduated nine of 12 starters, and yet with those players in 2015, they appeared to struggle against top competition. Losing 87.97% of their point production, Hannah Powers may be a solid replacement to help defend Loyola's Patriot League crown.
It’s September, which means fallball is here. From social media, it’s apparent teams are already getting started on long their quests to Philadelphia in May. Fallball is a uniquely interesting time for lacrosse in which teams come together to raise money for charity and awareness for causes at heart to the community. The fallball events are also the first time to check out some of the top recruits who just arrived on campus. Here’s the fallball 2015 major men’s events schedule below; this is a first glance with many of the marquee events yet to be announced. Click the links for details on the cause and how you can help out.
In conjunction with the WILC, the Knighthawks are offering their fans a special ticket offer for a pair of games at the international event. The Knighthawks’ fan rate, which is $5.00 off each seating level, includes some of the most anticipated games of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, including the opening night showdown between the Iroquois Nationals and Team USA on Sept. 18, and the 2011 gold medal game rematch featuring the Iroquois and Team Canada on Sept. 20. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6517#sthash.bJIS2Dw3.dpuf
Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kristen Waagbo and her staff finalized Army West Point's roster for the 2016 season on Tuesday, with the addition of 13 players to include 10 who played on the Black Knights' club squad last season.
The addition of the 13 players completes Army's roster for its inaugural varsity season. Waagbo announced the team's 22-player freshmen class last month.
Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan and President and CEO of the West Point Associate of Graduates COL (Ret.) Bob McClure were on hand Friday morning, August 21, for the ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the new Foley Enners Nathe (The FEN) Lacrosse Center.
Sam Romano, Syracuse M
The scouting report: Athletic dodging, ability to draw and handle early slides from long- and short-sticks while offering an accurate, high-velocity shot from distance. And he gets back on defense. "The total package," Episcopal Dallas coach Pat Kennedy said. Romano set ESD single-season (94) and career points records (263) this spring and led the team to the state semifinals, cementing one of the best Texas high school careers ever.
Canadian box lacrosse legend John Tavares will announce his retirement Wednesday, WKBW in Buffalo reports. TSN hockey reporter Bob McKenzie confirmed WKBW’s report. Tavares, 46, is the uncle of New York Islanders center John Tavares. He has played for the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits since their inception in 1992.
In less than two weeks, the world’s best, young lacrosse players will descend on the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to compete in the inaugural U19 World Lacrosse Challenge. With the international lacrosse community coming to Six Nations from Sept. 11-13, it was only appropriate that the organizers selected the Bowhunter Cup as the championship trophy for the event.
I see it all the time: Kids who perform beautifully at practice because there’s no pressure. They know “it’s just practice,” and the expectations are manageable. Then come game time, they panic. They think, “I can’t make a mistake!” And when they do make a mistake — because inevitably, everybody does — they shut down and freeze up. Their decision-making process becomes muddled. They drop every pass because they’re so focused on thinking that they have to catch the ball, they forget to think about how to catch it.
To kick off the fall installment of the series, we have multi-talented 2016 Holden Catlett, who has committed to play for the Colgate Raiders. The midfielder and stud running back hails from Lake Oswego, OR. Holden broke onto the scene at 3d Blue Chip in 2014 and he earned a spot to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip camp two years in a row. Holden spent the summer playing for 3d Los Angeles Director of Operations, Chris Malone.
The lawn is getting browner and the ads for fantasy football are popping up everywhere, which means it's time for my annual Midsummer Night's Power Ranking. We're still a couple of weeks away from fall ball and months before the commencement of the 2016 season, but it's time to take a look at who the contenders will be this spring in Division III.
The MLL Player Pool is currently open 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. National Collegiate Athletic Association: Players with remaining NCAA eligibility, forfeit any remaining NCAA eligibility upon submitting a MLL Player Pool registration form.
This week, US Lacrosse announced the much anticipated final 23-man roster for WILC 2015. The United States will be heading to Onondaga Nation looking to improve on their 3rd Place finish at each of the previous WILC events.