Dan Witmer, retired high school English teacher, will lead the classes assisted by Oswego High School English teacher Heidi Sheffield. Witmer is the author of two books, and a weekly blogger in his “Road Trip Dad’ series at www.JustLacrosse.com.
Before turning pro, Milligan played four years of collegiate lacrosse at both Towson University (2014) and the University of Vermont (2015 to 2017), amassing 170 points (84+86) in 50 games played. He earned America East All-Conference Second Team honors twice (2015, 2016) and was named the team’s co-MVP with Bandits teammate Ian MacKay in 2015.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the addition of 12 student-athletes to the roster in advance of the 2020 season. The talented incoming class features five U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans, three Under Armour All-Americans, one Boston Lax All-American and six all-state performers.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (August 28, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today an attendance total of 12,522 for the final regular season weekend's slate of games at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium at UAlbany (Aug. 24-25), including a sell out crowd for Saturday night’s game between Atlas LC and Chaos LC.
A graduate of Canisius College, who earned his undergraduate and Master's degrees in Sport Administration, Vaccaro was a four-year letterwinner with the Griffs. He was named to the 2014 MAAC All-Rookie Team, he was a two-year team captain and was a three-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. As a graduate assistant for the 2017-18 school year, Vaccaro served as Canisius' Director of Lacrosse Operations.
Fresh off sweeping the I-90 Cup, the Jr. Knighthawks had one of their finest showings ever at the Jr. NLL Tournament. Playing against the top junior teams from around the league, the Jr. Knighthawks sent the Pee Wee and Bantam teams to Championship Sunday.
From dealing with pressure on social media, to balancing academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, teenagers are under more stress than ever. Amy Saltzman, MD, author of A Still Quiet Place for Athletes, believes that athletes who practice mindfulness develop a more balanced approach to self-care, which ultimately helps them achieve peak performance in sport and in life.
Bradley Voigt, also known as “Bubba” was a household name for the Syracuse Men’s lacrosse team this past spring. In Bradley’s senior campaign, he racked up 35 goals and nine assists. The MLL rookie is now making waves after being picked up by the Dallas Rattlers midseason. In seven games, he’s racked up 15 points (12 goals, three assists).
Now, more than seven years and 400+ blogs later, RTD faces perhaps its biggest challenge.
You see, since Brian and Eric’s college days ended, I have continued to chase them around the continent to watch them play. I drove to Halifax to watch Brian play, and then drove up to Six Nations a few weeks later to watch him play again. And yes, I drove to Denver back in 2016 to watch both sons play.
But today? Today I’m boarding a plane to watch Brian play in a box tournament in Prague this weekend. And then next week, I’ll be watching him play in a field tournament in Belgium.
ALBANY — It wasn’t a one-night wonder.
A day after the Premier Lacrosse League sold out Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, fans packed the facility Sunday for a second round of action — and one not completely built around former University at Albany men’s lacrosse stars returning home. That type of support for the first-year league that travels from city to city is what Niskayuna High School graduate John Prendergast said he expected the PLL to find in Albany.
7. Dhane Smith and Miles Thompson two-man game
We’ll go more in-depth on this later in the week, but the Chaos’ 1-4-1 set presents a lot of matchup nightmares on the wings. Dhane Smith (1A) attacks the middle of the field relentlessly. This is a slick one-handed pass to a rolling Miles Thompson (2G), who snaps this shot past Concannon before Tucker Durkin can arrive on the two slide.
Former University at Albany lacrosse star Miles Thompson took a three-year break from playing in outdoor leagues. He was lured back by the new Premier Lacrosse League, which comes to Casey Stadium this weekend.
The PLL wraps up their regular season schedule in Albany, New York where the Archers, Atlas and Redwoods battle for the remaining two playoff spots. Here's everything you need to know to catch the action from Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
The Premier Lacrosse League has visited only major markets so far in an inaugural season that co-founder Paul Rabil said has surpassed his expectations.
But the tour-based professional league will wrap up its regular season by coming to the University at Albany's Casey Stadium this Saturday and Sunday. Even though it's a smaller venue, Rabil said it only made sense for the PLL to include Albany in a schedule that has stopped in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.
Yes, Connor Fields is still a relatively new sales representative at Avion Pharmaceuticals, but his bosses understand sometimes he needs to check out early on Fridays to get ready for his weekend gig playing in the Premier Lacrosse League.
The thruway lacrosse rivalry between Buffalo and Rochester is alive and well. On Sunday, the oldest rivalry in the National Lacrosse League featured three dramatic finishes in the USBOXLA-sanctioned I-90 Cup, as the new-look Jr. Knighthawks defeated the Jr. Bandits to win championships at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels.
One of the most impactful coaches in Syracuse University men's lacrosse history, longtime assistant Kevin Donahue has announced his retirement after more than 30 years with the program to spend more time with his family.
"I am excited to spend more time with my family and grandchildren, as well as pursue other interests," Donahue said. "This opportunity to be a volunteer coach allows for that and keeps me connected to the program."
The College at Brockport is excited to announce our one-day boys Prospect Camp for interested graduates in the 2020 and 2021 class. The camp, hosted on Bob Boozer Field/Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium will take place on Sunday October 13, 2019. The one-day event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Based on number of registered players and weather, daily schedule could change. Deadline to register will be October 2, 2019.
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State men's lacrosse team has announced its 2020 schedule, featuring 15 regular-season games. Of those 15 total games, more than half will be played at home, with the Lakers hosting eight contests at Laker Turf Stadium. The final seven games of Oswego's schedule will be against State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foes.
SPARKS, Md. —The annual Team USA Fall Classic will be a lacrosse lover’s dream with the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams welcoming a Canadian men’s senior team and a Canadian women’s senior team and the reigning NCAA champions — Maryland (women) and Virginia (men) — to the event which will be held on the Oct. 18-20 weekend, which is also the annual induction weekend for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
After a national search, Tampa Preparatory School welcomes Matt Kerwick as their new varsity lacrosse coach. Most recently, Kerwick hails from IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. The core of Kerwick’s coaching experience, however, comes at the collegiate level.
Kerwick was the head lacrosse coach at Cornell University (2014-2017) where he led the team to NCAA tournament and Ivy League Championships in 2014 and 2015. While at Cornell he coached the 2014 Ivy League Player of the Year and the 2014 Rookie of the Year.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Bill Olin (Horseheads) has been named Associate Head Coach of the women's lacrosse team at Cornell University it was announced today by head coach Jenny Graap '86. Olin is the first person to hold the associate head coach title in Graap's tenure at her alma mater.
After an exciting 2019 season, the WPLL is pleased to announce the 2019 WPLL All-Star Team. Selected by league staff and ILWomen’s Women’s Director Halley Quillinan Griggs, the 2019 WPLL All-Star Team features the top attackers, midfielders, defenders, and goalie in the league. The 13 player All-Star Team features 7 players that are receiving their first WPLL All-Star honors, showing just how talented the league is across the board.
Souza solidified his plans to play for a college program last week, committing to join the lacrosse team at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. After meeting the Saints coaching staff, Souza felt as though St. Lawrence was another place that could help him find success on the field.
“Right away I knew that the coaches really cared about their players,” Souza said. “That was a big deal to me. I had talked to assistant coach Tom Ryan a lot and met head coach Mike Mahoney at my prospect day visit.
The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is pleased to announce three new members of the conference, as confirmed by the NAC Council of Presidents. Cazenovia College, SUNY Cobleskill, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute will be full members of the conference effective July 1, 2020.
The new members bring the total number of full institutional members to twelve, and allows for an east-west divisional competition schedule in most sports while shoring up access to the NCAA automatic qualification bid for several sports.
KEUKA PARK — This past spring the Keuka women’s lacrosse team constantly lit up the scoreboard. After the NCAA finalized all their statistics from the 2018-2019 season, the Wolves were rewarded for their offensive performance by being named the NCAA Statistical Champions in Division III for both scoring offense and scoring margin.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Le Moyne College Interim Director of Athletics Tim Fenton announced on Monday afternoon the hiring of Liz Beville (Jamesville-DeWitt) as the sixth head women's lacrosse coach in program history. Beville replaces Kathy Taylor , who resigned in late June to accept the head coach position at Colgate University.
"We are excited to have Liz Beville join our outstanding coaching staff," said Fenton. "From her background and experiences, Coach Beville will prove to be a strong fit and asset to our women's lacrosse program, our department and our College as we continue to deepen the advancement of our Inside the L culture. Every step Liz has taken through the college coaching ranks and her passion for teaching the sport of women's lacrosse will be invaluable as we continue to build upon and advance our women's lacrosse program's culture of excellence with a continued focus on the growth and development of our student-athletes so they are prepared to go forth and have positive impacts on their communities."
VESTAL, N.Y. - Head men's lacrosse coach, Kevin McKeown, has announced the hiring of Quinn Collison, rounding out his staff for the 2020 season. Collison comes to Binghamton after two-years serving as a graduate assistant at Stevenson.
In his two years coaching for the Mustangs, he helped coach them to back-to-back MAC Championships and NCAA appearances. He also coached the 2018 and 2019 MAC offensive player of the year, as well as Stevenson's all-time leading goal scorer in 2019. He coached four offensive USILA Division III All-Americans, three first-team All-MAC Commonwealth offensive players and two second-team All-MAC Commonwealth selections.
This year’s wonderful week in Lake Placid ended differently. Instead of driving home Sunday afternoon, I drove Brian’s van to Rollins Pond State Campground, where I had a reservation for four nights. Besides the van, I had all of its contents – his two-man tent, a dull hatchet, a sleeping bag, and a milk crate of assorted cooking supplies.
Connor Fields battled through a torn ACL to lead the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team to its first NCAA semifinal appearance in 2018.
Barely more than a year removed from right-knee surgery, Fields has left no doubt he’s back to being the player he was. Maybe even better.
The Whipsnakes – excuse me, “Clinchsnakes” – midfielders are all carbon copies of each other. They can unleash shots on the run with either hand. Because of their two-handedness, they have a tendency to rollback repeatedly.
[John] Galloway will serve as the boys’ national combine director from Aug. 19-21 and the head coach for the USA Select U17 team. He will be joined by his former Syracuse and Team USA teammate Joel White, who will serve as the boys’ combine assistant director and head coach of the USA Select 15 team.
Josh Knight (Saratoga Springs), who serves as the athletics director Equality Charter High School in the Bronx, N.Y., takes over on Monday. Knight played four years of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse and was part of national championship teams in 2008 and 2009.
August 17 and 18 will feature six professional lacrosse games on television. There are three MLL games on back-to-back across three different networks this Saturday. PLL games can be watched via NBC Sports Gold as usual, but two will also air on NBC Sports Network over the weekend!
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Departments unveiled new visual identities for the Colleges' 23 varsity sports. While maintaining each college's historic colors and mascots, the updated marks and visual identities give the Statesmen and Herons a modern look that will resonate with recruits, student-athletes, alums and fans alike.
HAMILTON -- On behalf of the faculty and staff at Colgate University, we are proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Under Armour, Inc. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will become our official outfitter beginning this fall. As part of a five-year agreement, the company will provide our 25 varsity sports with on-field and off-field training gear, in addition to outfitting our coaching and athletic department staff.
The Premier Lacrosse League, a new competition seeking to revolutionize its sport, came up with a system in its very first season that somehow seems to answer many of the issues faced by the major traditional leagues.
“This is the real joy we get out of founding a 21st century league,” PLL founder and star player Paul Rabil told me in a telephone conversation this week.
LAKE PLACID — The Local Yocals under-18 lacrosse team is made up of players from around the state, but even though they start as strangers, the team comes together as the Lake Placid Summit Classic tournament goes on. Started as a team for players from the villages of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, the Yocals have evolved into the “orphanage” of single players who want to compete in one of the best-known tournaments in the country.
With two weeks left in the regular season, a magnifying glass will be put on all six PLL teams as their postseason destinies take shape. The Archers, Atlas, Chaos, Chrome, Redwoods and Whipsnakes go international as they descend up Tim Hortons Field for Week 9 action. Here's everything you need to know to watch.
On Tuesday night, the NCAA Men’s Rules Committee kicked off a session of meetings in Indianapolis. An off-year in the two-year cycle to make changes, the expectation among college coaches is that the meeting will be comparatively calm, with the main outcomes being recommendations for exploratory rules this fall and preparing conversation for December’s IMLCA Coaches Convention.
That said, there’s desire for change — or, in the absence of change, discussion — around two topics: the dive and the face-off.
OSWEGO — For the past handful of years, Oswego native Brian Witmer has been on what he calls an “international lacrosse adventure.”
Witmer’s path has led him to Scotland, where he is the coach and general manager of the country’s indoor box lacrosse national team.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class, which includes longtime West Genesee coach Mike Messere and Fayetteville-Manlius coach Tom Hall.
OSWEGO — Teresa Shattuck (Bishop Grimes) of the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team closed the 2019 season as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III statistical champion for assists per game.
During her senior year, Shattuck averaged four assists per game, which is nearly a quarter of a point higher than the next closest individual (Lois Ray, George Fox University, 3.76).
Tyler Zeplowitz, who was a second team All-Section VI Class B Boys Lacrosse League selection as a junior at Williamsville North last spring, announced his commitment to Lake Erie College, which competes at the NCAA Division II level.
The 2019 Northstar Invitational concentrated 130+ talented student athlete leaders from 18 States, Canada, and New Zealand to the Northwood School, adding one more Chapter to the storied sports history of Lake Placid. At Northstar, the focus is athlete development --- sports performance, mental fitness, leadership training, recruiting process preparation, small-sided play, and more.
(Rochester, NY) … The biggest rivalry in the National Lacrosse League reaches a whole new level on Sunday, August 18 when the Rochester Jr. Knighthawks face-off against the Buffalo Jr. Bandits in the inaugural I-90 Cup Rivalry Series.
Marechek, who turns 51 later this month, began crafting a career as one of the greatest ever as a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at Syracuse (1989-90). Along with Paul and Gary Gait, Marechek was a ring-leader of one of the most entertaining squads in the history of college lacrosse. His 182 career goals rank second in school history.
Following last month’s resignation of Kelly Tormey - who with her sister, Kristen Beilein, led the Hornets to a 48-12 record and three straight trips to the state final four - the F-M school board Monday night approved assistant coach Leah Tuck as the new varsity coach.
Tuck was a varsity assistant for two seasons and was the program’s freshman coach in 2017. Tuck, whose maiden name was Leah Giffin, is an F-M alum and played on the school’s first state champion girls lacrosse team in 2004 coached by Kathy Taylor. Tormey and Beilein, Taylor’s daughters, also were on that team.
LAKE PLACID — Dacks Lax, a team comprised mainly of former Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse student-athletes as well as current coaches, captured the 2019 Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament championship for the Men's 18-Plus Silver Division Sunday at North Elba Athletic Fields.
“Joel returning to the Swarm is really exciting for our entire organization,” Swarm Owner and General Manager John Arlotta said. “Simply put, he’s a difference maker with a championship pedigree who improves our already strong defensive core. His play to force overtime in Game 2 of the NLL Finals in 2017 was one of the biggest moments in Swarm history, and it ultimately led to us winning our first world championship. Our fans are going to enjoy seeing one of the most talented and athletic players in the NLL back on the floor again.”
One of the fiercest rivalries in the NLL heats up this Sunday, Aug. 18, junior style! The Jr. Buffalo Bandits and Jr. Rochester Knighthawks take the turf at Buffalo RiverWorks to battle for the inaugural I-90 Cup Rivalry Series.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Former Elmira College men's lacrosse player and three-time National Lacrosse League (NLL) champion, Scott Campbell '04, has signed a one-year deal with the Halifax Thunderbirds for the 2019-20 season, as announced by the team last week.
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Last August, 36 players were selected from a pool of more than 100 of the nation’s top young women’s lacrosse players to join the 2019 U19 training team. Megan Carney and Izzy Scane were not among them.
Carney and Scane were added to the roster after successful fall campaigns at Syracuse and Northwestern, respectively. They made their debut at the Spring Premiere in California in January and quickly became major parts of the team.
CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – Legendary Corning East and Corning lacrosse head coach Bob Streeten is headed to the Hall of Fame. Streeten will be inducted as part of the inaugural class of the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is on November 9th at Plandome Country Club in Plandome, New York.
FORT MYERS, FL – Bishop Verot Catholic High School is pleased to announce Ms. Kelsey Richardson (Jordan-Elbridge) will lead the Girls Lacrosse team beginning this year.
Kelsey’s passion for the sport is evidenced by her long history as both a player and coach. She was named First Team U.S. Lacrosse All American in High School and went on to
play at the collegiate level, serving as goalie for Syracuse University.
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario -- Syracuse rising sophomore Jalyn Jimerson scored five goals to lead the Haudenosaunee in its 8-7 loss to Puerto Rico at the U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The Haudenosaunee finish in 10th place at the event.
If you weren’t in Lake Placid last night, you should have been. If you were in Lake Placid and you did not attend the 2019 Legends Ceremony, then you really missed the boat – I mean, you were right here and still you missed out!
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Pat Britton recalled his first day of helping out with the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse program in 2011. Head coach Doug Sedgwick tossed the Carthage native a stick and said, “Learn how to use this. There will be a test on Monday.”
The Premier Lacrosse League has established itself as a true innovator among professional sports leagues in the way it embraces technology to market the league, employ social media and manage its players. As part of the agreement with Corning Gorilla Glass, PLL will be equipping the League with wearables, tablets and smartphones, all featuring Gorilla Glass.
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After posting back-to-back shutouts in its first two playoff games, things didn’t go quite as smoothly for the United States in the semifinals of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship. Still, the U.S. pulled away in the second half for a 21-6 victory over Australia.
On this week's episode, it's a busy weekend in lacrosse. We've got week 8 PLL action in San Jose, and Jordie is going upstate to the Lake Placid Summit Classic. Whipsnakes faceoff-specialist Joe Nardella stops by to talk about the season so far and the Whipsnakes' playoff push [39:32 - 1:09:51]. Finally, the fellas wrap things up by previewing the games for this weekend [1:10:12 - 1:27:50].
PHILADELPHIA, August 8, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) have officially announced a strategic partnership to help grow the game of lacrosse.
As part of this historic collaboration, the NLL will partner at the IMLCA’s annual meeting in Baltimore Maryland and host an indoor pro-night where NLL coaches, executives and players will demonstrate indoor plays, strategy and skills to the coaches association.
Atlas’ Jack Concannon backstopped Team Baptiste in the final quarter, limiting Team Rambo’s offensive firepower en route to the game’s Most Valuable Player honors. Blaze Riorden of the Chaos showed his dynamic ability for Team Rambo, performing well both in goal and on offense.
Two new membership benefits are now available to all US Lacrosse adult member game officials. A voluntary national background screening and voluntary online SafeSport training are being offered to any official who chooses to participate. This combined benefit, a $40 value, is being provided at no additional cost to members.
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – Rising sophomore Megan Carney recorded eight points to help the U.S. defeat Wales, 26-0, in the quarterfinals of the U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, Aug. 7. In addition, incoming freshman Bianca Chevarie posted three points in Canada's 21-1 win against Germany.
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — The United States posted its second straight shutout, downing Wales 26-0 to advance to the semifinal round of the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship at Trent University.
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA), which strives to provide dedicated service to high school lacrosse coaches throughout the United States, has announced that 10 coaching legends will be inducted in its inaugural Hall of Fame Class.
Upstate inductees: Thomas Hall, Fayetteville Manlius; Mike Messere, West Genesee; Bob Streeten, Corning East.
"I am beyond excited for our team to have Jessica Antelmi (Chittenango) join our Raider coaching staff. I worked with Jessica at both SUNY Cortland and Le Moyne College and she is the consummate professional," Taylor said. "I am confident the team will benefit tremendously from her knowledge and experience. It only seems fitting we reunite here at Colgate University and chase the next level of excellence together."
SKANEATELES — Patrick Hackler is having himself a summer. The recent Skaneateles graduate competed in the Under Armour All-American game, was selected to Team USA's U19 training team and was named to the state sportswriter's first team boys lacrosse all-stars.
Whether you’re a die-hard lacrosse fan or not, the sheer numbers are pretty darn impressive – over 250 teams, playing four or five games apiece, over a period of seven days, on 14 different fields, in 26 different age and/or talent groupings. Yesterday afternoon I helped stuff 26 bags with championship T-shirts; we’ll be crowning eight youth division champions today, and after that, I think there’s a championship or two almost every day through Sunday. Yowza! I don’t know of any other lacrosse tournament, in this country or anywhere in the world, that can boast those kinds of numbers.
Young women from 22 countries decked out in the colours and dresses of their nations marched around the Justin Chiu Stadium on Wednesday night while drummers and dancers from Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations performed.
Standing out in the parade of teams however, was the Haudenosaunee Nationals U19’s, who wore red hand prints on their mouths in solidarity with the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls movement and uniform purple and white ribbon dresses.
Japan is proving to be the rising star of the youth movement of Asian Lacrosse, as their U19 team upset the native Haudenosaunee, 11 to 9, in Day 6 of the World Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship.
"Derek has made a tremendous impact on our program since arriving on Main Street two years ago to serve as defensive and recruiting coordinator, not only on the field, but in academics and community service as well," Miyashita said. "His passion for helping develop our players not simply as lacrosse players, but in the Jesuit value of 'men for others' is exemplified in all that he does. I look forward to the continued development of our staff as we enter the upcoming school year."
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women's lacrosse team will welcome 10 newcomers for the upcoming 2020 campaign. The group will attempt to help head coach Jenny Graap's squad earn the program's third Ivy League regular season title and qualify for the conference tournament for the ninth time in the last 10 years this coming spring.
"We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to campus in a few weeks," Graap said. "Coaches Bill Olin, Margaret Corzel and I are excited about the depth of talent and diverse skill sets this fantastic group brings to our Big Red program."
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Curtis Knight and defensemen Dylan Evans and Jay Thorimbert to one-year contracts for the 2019-20 season. All contracts are pending league approval.
Tom has been recognized for his lacrosse and coaching accomplishments with the induction into the Camillus Sports Hall of Fame and the Upstate Chapter of US Lacrosse.This past Saturday at the West Genesee John Pepper Wildcat Invitational play was stopped and Tom was recognized once again.
“The committee worked diligently in reviewing all proposals,” said Dr. James Weaver, NFHS director of performing arts and sports and liaison to the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee. “Year after year, the game of high school boys lacrosse continues to improve and make positive strides.”
While going to graduate school in Albany, N.Y., George Leveille had a friend ask if he wanted to go for a hike in the Adirondack Mountains. Right away, he fell in love with the region and became an outdoors enthusiast.
Then in 1990, Leveille traveled to Vail, Colo., for a lacrosse tournament and had a thought: Why can’t we bring this exact format to Lake Placid? So Leveille, father of former Team USA players Kevin and Mike Leveille and a longtime volunteer with US Lacrosse, met with the proper folks upstate and got the ball rolling.
“For me the best feeling is getting those turnovers,” said U.S. defender Brooklyn Neumen, who shared the team lead with Murphy and Izzy Scane with two caused turnovers.
“We came out of the gate just being aggressive and trying to put the pressure on Canada,” said assistant coach Ann Whidden. “I thought we did a great job causing some turnovers, picking up ground balls and pushing transition.”
(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has acquired forward Phil Caputo from the Toronto Rock in exchange for Rochester’s second-round selection in the 2020 National Lacrosse League Draft. The transaction is pending league approval.
Caputo recently completed his third season with Toronto in 2018-19, appearing in two games and recording 22 penalty minutes.
Brownell (6’1”, 179 lbs., 8/16/1988) recorded 14 points (3+11) in 17 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season with the Bandits. He recovered 74 loose balls last season, including the 500th of his career, and caused 13 turnovers, which ranked fifth on the team.
Bridle (6’2”, 190, 3/27/1995) spent the majority of the 2018-19 season on the Bandits’ practice squad after signing a one-year deal with the team prior to the start of the season. He played in one game for the Bandits last year, recording two assists and picking up three loose balls. Bridle was drafted by the Bandits in the third round (33rd overall) in the 2017 NLL Entry Draft.
Over the past seven years, I’ve written about the people, the trip, the games, the teams, and more. If you’re a lacrosse person, then this is where you want to be this week – it’s that simple. But to start things off this year, I’m gonna go way back, even further back than I did last week. I’m going to tell you about my first ten years or so up in these parts – before the Summit Classic was even born…
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – Current and former Orange are helping their teams to success at the U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. Rising sophomore Megan Carney has scored three goals in each of Team USA's first two games, while rising sophomore Jalyn Jimerson is the seventh-leading scorer in the tournament, helping the Haudenosaunee to a 3-0 record in pool play. In addition, incoming freshman Bianca Chevarie has helped Team Canada to a pair of victories.
Carino, a 17-year-old from Somers who will be a senior this upcoming school year at Archbishop Stepinac High School, committed last week to play quarterback at UAlbany after initially offering a verbal commitment to Syracuse University to play men’s lacrosse.
Stop by TRUE Legends Field in Vendor Village to compete in a variety of shooting challenges vs MLL All-Time Career Points Leader JOHN GRANT JR and you could win! Speed, accuracy, one handed, BTB, around the world, call your shot…and more. Everyone is welcome! All ages, boys, girls, coaches…
Western New York girls Borrelli Award winner as the Player of the Year Lois Garlow was among 10 goal scorers for the Haudenosaunee. The former Mount St. Mary star who is headed for Coastal Carolina College later this month, scored three
goals and assisted on three others for the winners
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Megan Carney, Izzy Scane, Belle Smith and Caitlyn Wurzburger each scored three goals as the United States put forth a dominating effort in an 18-2 victory over England in pool play action at the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.
. . . it should come as no surprise that dominance in the draw circle paved the way to a 12-4 victory over Australia in the opening pool play game for the U.S. at the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.
Next week we'd really like to capture the essence, the vibe, the scenery and atmosphere of the Lake Placid experience to the outside world (those that aren't able to make it) and there's no better way to do so than to combine our efforts and shine through social media.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Nick Gatto knows the local lacrosse scene about as well as anyone in the area.
Gatto, 33, was a star player at Henninger High School, Onondaga Community College and Le Moyne College in his playing days. He was an assistant coach for 10 years at OCC, working with Chuck Wilbur during a decade where the Lazers won nine of 10 national junior college titles.
“Tim came wandering in the bar and asked me if I would be interested in opening up on a Saturday night before the Knighthawks game,” John Terrigino said. “And I said ‘hey, why not?’ And ever since then it’s been every Saturday night through the season.”
LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Siena Women's Lacrosse program and head coach Abigail Rehfuss announced the addition of transfer Ally Mervine to the program on Thursday afternoon. Mervine will join the Saints this fall as a junior, as she comes to Loudonville from the University of Oregon.
A couple Auburn lacrosse coaches are returning for a clinic this weekend.
Army head coach Joe Alberici and Boston University assistant coach Judd Lattimore will lead the Finger Lakes Lacrosse Clinic at Everest Park Sunday. The event, hosted by Champions for Life, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Grades 1 to 6 and 2 to 4 p.m. for Grades 7 to 12.
When the Summit Lacrosse Tournament began in 1990, there was no youth lacrosse program in Lake Placid or Saranac Lake and only one girl’s youth program in the entire North Country region of the Adirondacks. That all changed in 2001, when Bill Larzelere and his family moved into the area from Westchester County, NY. With two lacrosse-playing children and no clubs or teams in the area, he and Kathleen started the Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse. They did it all, from getting not-for-profit status to running the concession stands at tournaments. Now there are 125 youth players in the program consistently.
It took all five games to find a champion, but in the end Seneca WarChiefs captured their sixth FNJBLL title in six seasons. They raised the championship trophy on their home floor Sunday after a Game 5 victory over the Onondaga Jr. Redhawks 17-10.
(Rochester, NY) … Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forwards Dylan Hutchison and JP Kealey, defensemen Adam Perroni and Doug Utting, transition man Chris Willman and goaltender Craig Wende all to two-year contracts. All transactions are pending league approval.
The four-year veteran scored five goals, a new career high, and recorded nine assists in 17 regular-season games, which tied him for ninth in scoring among all NLL defensemen. His 131 loose balls recovered last season set a new career high and ranked second on the Bandits and 13th in the NLL.
[Nicole] Levy joins the CU staff after finishing up her four-year collegiate career at Syracuse. She recorded 81 assists in that time, which is eighth in Syracuse history. She also finished her career 10th on the school's all-time points chart with 222, and was just the 10th player in program history to reach 200 career points. Levy was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List three times, earned all-region honors four times (twice on the first team and twice on the second team) and was selected to the All-ACC second team as a senior.
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (WWNY) - A familiar face is involved in the planning of an elementary school age fall lacrosse league starting soon.
Kirk Ventiquattro continues his mission of spreading the sport of lacrosse.
On Thursday, August 8, three new Lake Placid Legends will be inducted at a very special ceremony at the Intervales Lodge, located at the base of the Olympic ski jumps, across the street from the Horse Show Grounds. See for profiles of this year’s LP Legends.
In addition to the Legends, we are honored to announce the recipients of seven various group or individual awards, who will also be celebrated at Intervales Lodge on August 8. Here is the run-down of these awards and honorees:
Story Links ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's lacrosse assistant coach Connor Buczek '15 and Jason Noble '13 have been named to their respective national teams for the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, while Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse has been named an assistant coach for the United States.