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from Inside Lacrosse
Saturday's Bowhunter Cup at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo will not include a team representing the U.S., according to Iroquoisnationals.org.

from Inside Lacrosse
After working my first fall assignment this past week I feel I can offer some perspective on the rule changes. These are solely my opinion and mine alone. Of course, like so many new tweaks these changes will be a work in progress and require communication and cooperation between coaches, officials, and players during this testing period.

from SportsFive.net
Irondequoit freshman, John Lombardi recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at the University of Michigan after his expected graduation in 2018. A starting midfielder for the Eagles last year, Lombardi was second in points, scoring 26g-17a while adding points in fourteen out of eighteen games.

from Onondaga CC Athletics
Onondaga Community College and its athletic department are pleased to announce that its official mascot and biggest fan, Blaze, was recently named September's Mascot of the Month by Street Characters.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of transition man Zach Williams to a one-year deal. The Knighthawks used the 55th overall choice to take Williams in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

from NLL.com
The New England Black Wolves have signed Rochester Knighthawks restricted free agent Stephen Keogh to an offer sheet. As per the league's rules, the Knighthawks now have 72 hours to match the offer in order to retain the right-handed forward.

from Syracuse.com
Cody Jamieson, ‘08: Jamieson is considered by many to be the best lacrosse player in the world. At Onondaga he was a two-time men’s lacrosse All-American and two-time national champion. The Lazers were undefeated during his two years at the College. In his final game in an Onondaga uniform, the 2007 championship game, Jamieson scored 9 goals and was named Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year.
Wednesday October 1, 2014 11:45AM
from Syracuse Athletics
Former Syracuse All-Americans Liam Banks and John Zulberti have put together another star-studded team for this year's Orange Alumni Lacrosse Classic. Their collection of superstars will take the field against the 2014-15 Orange Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome as part of an event that has become a highlight of the fall college lacrosse schedule.

9:00AM
from Syracuse.com
Lacrosse players from Onondaga Community College and Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School walked among hundreds of mourners gathered at St. Patrick's Church in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood, lighting white candles in prayer for their former teammate Elizabeth Tully, 20, and her mother Victoria Tully, 38.

from Inside Lacrosse
Among what the Orange lost from their midfield, Scott Loy was the primary dodging threat. Billy Ward was the change-of-pace guy who was at his best inverting and working around the crease. Once Randy Staats established himself as a starting attackman, Derek Maltz was similar in the way he could roam the crease as a midfielder (where he’d done that as an attackman previously in his career).

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from Syracuse.com
Players from both the men's and women's lacrosse teams will be meeting at noon today [Tuesday] to discuss the status of future practices, as well as to come together and support the Tully family, Head Coach Tom MacDonald said.

from The Boiardi Foundation
he Third Annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational will be held on October 12th, 2014, and will feature six of the nation’s premier men’s lacrosse programs, with Cornell University, Georgetown University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, The University of Richmond, and UMBC competing in two games each.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Get familiar with one Thompson filling up the stat sheet at Albany, instead of three, and one traditional braid flowing from the back of a purple-and-gold helmet instead of two. This is the reality for the Great Danes as fall ball and preparation for the spring 2015 season is underway.

from US Lacrosse
On the field, Colvin scored 66 goals for Marin Catholic High School as a senior in 2014, and was selected as both the MVP of his team as well as a first team all-league attackman. His off-the-field accomplishments included serving in a number of academic leadership positions and providing over 200 hours of service as a volunteer at the Tamalpais Senior Convalescent Center. As a Dean’s List student and National Honor Society member, Colvin received a letter of appointment to the United States Military Academy.

from Ultimate Goal
Youth Lacrosse now includes practice time, scores and standings dropped for focus on skill building and passion of paly. (pdf)

from the Iroquois Nationals
See the Iroquois Nationals in action on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. The game is a prelude to the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which the Iroquois Nationals will host for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 8:45AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
The leading scorer in the history of the men's lacrosse program, James "Jim" Nee was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore in 1997. A three-time Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference First Team selection, Nee registered 247 career points on 109 goals and 138 assists. The only player in the program's history with at least 100 goals and 100 assists,

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from Lacrosse Magazine
September 28's Melting Pot Tournament featured 12 programs, including four teams who finished the 2014 season ranked in Lacrosse Magazine's Top 20: Syracuse, Boston College, Louisville, and UMass. With several solid conferences represented, it was a good early fall ball test for teams expected to lead the pack again in 2015.

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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, today issued the following statement in response to the mandates approved by the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Orange women's lacrosse program has released its schedule for fall and winter camps and clinics. All camps and clinics are open to all individuals ages 8-18, and will be held on the Syracuse University campus.

from Inside Lacrosse
Voting in the seventh-annual Laxies is underway, and over the next two weeks Inside Lacrosse fans can decide which players, coaches, teams, goals and more were the best of 2014. So much action has unfolded since the calendar turned, and the Laxies is not only a great way to relive the memories, but also honor those that were a cut above.

from Inside Lacrosse
5. Who are the Orange specialists? Syracuse should be the scene of a lively goalie battle between Bobby Wardwell and Warren Hill. Either way, it's a position of strength in the Dome. More importantly, who is going to play short stick defensive midfield and face-off? And what type of transition can SU generate from defense to offense?

from NLL.com
He's back. The Buffalo Bandits have announced legendary forward John Tavares, the National Lacrosse League's all-time leading scorer, will return to the team for a league-record 24th season after reaching a contract agreement earlier this month.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The five-time World Champion Rochester Knighthawks are offering internships for the 2015 National Lacrosse League season, which will provide college students a great learning experience and prepare them for a future career in sports. Our internships present a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the daily operations of a professional sports team.
Monday September 29, 2014 2:45PM
from Lacrosse Magazine
The evolution of headgear for girls' and women's lacrosse reached a significant milestone last week as the performance standard that will define the product's manufacturing specifications has gone to ballot among selected members of ASTM, the international organization that develops technical standards for products in the marketplace.

from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse
The program is made up of three levels of instruction and at each level you receive expert advice on coaching philosophies, team building, skill development, tactical and positive coaching techniques. Much of the instruction is taken online and there are a few in person classes you will have to complete. Trust me it is all very worth it. You will not only become a better coach you will also become a better person for completing this training.

9:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
This might sound strange, but I’m a fan of the New York Yankees. However, I am NOT a baseball fan – the last MLB game I watched that did not include the Yankees was back when Cal Ripken was breaking Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played. If the Yankees aren’t playing, I’m not watching.

from Syracuse.com
COACH 2014-15 MARCELLUS SCHOOLS is seeking JV Girls Lacrosse (varsity assistant) coach; NYS teaching or professional coaching (sport specific) certification required. (details here)

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from LaxAllStars.com
Welcome to the first episode of That Old Lacrosse Head! Each episode will feature Connor Wilson restringing an old lacrosse head, and bringing it up to today's standard. Each of these heads was donated to CityLax in New York City, and CW is fixing them up so public school players in the five boroughs have sticks to play with. First up is an OG Brine Edge! Let's see what Connor does with this old favorite!

Sunday September 28, 2014 11:30AM
from TopLaxRecruits.com
Billerica Memorial High School (MA) 2015 attackman Daniel Lynch has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Le Moyne College.
Saturday September 27, 2014 7:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Chris Ryan (Irondequoit) sat at the table in the press conference room located in the bowels of Lincoln Financial Field and awaited the questions. It was 2013, and Ryan and his Mercyhurst team had just lost by a goal to Le Moyne in the Division II national championship game and, as part of the perfunctory postgame process, he awaited questions from the media.

from Standard-Freeholder.com
The venue is A'nowara'ko:wa Arena, and for six months of the year it's a hockey rink. But to Kariwate Mitchell, "it's a lacrosse arena. . .and nobody puts on a tournament like Akwesasne." There's a big competition this weekend on Cornwall Island, and Mitchell is one of the organizers of the all-Native Nation's Cup competition that's expected to draw big crowds.

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from Cornell Athletics
While the regular season is still several months away, women's lacrosse will kick its fall schedule into high gear this weekend with the Big Red Bonanza. Cornell will welcome last season's National Championship runner-up No. 2 Syracuse, as well as Top-30 team Delaware, for a round-robin tournament at Schoellkopf Field. Head coach Jenny Graap will get her first look of the 2015 squad in competitive action, as she leads the team into what promises to be another successful season this spring.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Liverpool High School (NY) 2015 attack-midfielder Jen Kershner has made a commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Warwick Valley High School (NY) 2015 attackman Aaron Ackerman has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cortland.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Friday September 26, 2014 8:30AM
from Saint Rose Athletics
[Jim] Morrissey most recently spent four years at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. where he led the Crusaders to seven victories in 2013, the squad's highest win total in 25 years. He was subsequently named the 2013 Patriot League Coach of the Year, the first Holy Cross men's lacrosse coach to garner that award. Morrissey furthermore mentored 18 student-athletes that were honored on the 2014 Patriot League All-Academic Team.

12:15AM
from 3d Lacrosse
Casey Vock (Lowville), a former, full-time writer/editor for Inside Lacrosse Magazine will now serve as content editor for 3d Rising, a network of local partners across North America charged with finding, watching, evaluating and reporting on top and emerging lacrosse talent (http://rising.3dlacrosse.com/). The 3d Rising website includes fresh recruiting news, feature stories, analyses and more, all of which will become richer and more detailed under the purview of Vock and Matt Rowley, Director of 3d Rising.

from VMI Athletics
Kyle Hesse (East Syracuse) -- Three-year letterwinner at East Syracuse Minoa High School for coaches Jon McCoy and JD Jones … named First Team All-League and won the Coach’s Award …

from Inside Lacrosse
Western New York-based Champion Lacrosse will be holding tryouts Oct. 5 at the Buffalo Bills’ AdPro Sports Fieldhouse for its 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade teams. The only program in WNY founded and run by professional lacrosse players, Champion will also be bringing in Mercyhurst head coach Chris Ryan (Irondequoit), a national champion in 2011, seven-time Final Four participant and the 2007 USILA DII Coach of the Year, for a seminar on college recruiting.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Jordan Hall will always remember his last game as a Rochester Knighthawk. It was just over two years ago that he raised the Champion’s Cup at The Blue Cross Arena, following an emotional comeback win over the Edmonton Rush. It was that memory, and the team’s run of three straight championships, that has Hall excited about his return to the teal and purple.
Thursday September 25, 2014 9:00AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
"I was very candid with her," said Taylor, a 2010 inductee into the Upstate New York Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. "You're on track to be a legacy, a Hall of Famer, a captain, a Division III leader in history to do what no one has done. If you leave, you will just be another great player that played there. You won't have that same legacy. If you come here, you might never be a captain. You may just be another great player that played at Le Moyne. If you break up with a school, you don't have the same imprint on the history of the school."

from LaxPower
For women's lacrosse, the recommendation is for a bracket expansion to 12 teams and an extension of the championship by one day to allow for a day off between games.

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from Skidmore Athletics
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse program will be part of the second annual "Faceoff for a Cause" at Siena College, a six-team scrimmage, youth clinic and fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) on Sunday, Oct. 12. Men's lacrosse teams from Siena, Colgate University, Pace University, Western New England University and Union College will take part in the event.

from Army Athletics
Bria Eulitt joined the Army women’s lacrosse program as an assistant coach in early August following impressive playing and coaching careers in the Division I ranks.

from SUNY Oswego
Oswego State student-athletes and the college’s athletics department are looking forward to all of the opportunities and benefits that a new turf field and stadium will bring starting next summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Orange women are dedicated to getting better and focused on the fundamentals this fall. Syracuse opened up their fall ball practice last week and have been diligently working to improve and prepare for the upcoming season. With key losses on both sides of the field, the Orange look to a fill the gaps with sophomores and juniors who have seen limited time and a large freshman class – the Orange have the nation’s sixth ranked incoming freshmen class and bring in 16 newcomers.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It's that most wonderful time of year, when lacrosse comes back into the world for the brief fall active period for teams to get out and scrimmage and evaluate prior to going back into hybernation (or, rather, more practice) for the winter before the spring brings us wall-to-wall weekends of the sport. We'll be covering as much as we can here on LaxMagazine.com, but be sure to get out and see some yourselves.

from Ohio St. Athletics
Molly Wood, 5-10, Midfield, Skaneateles High School:
A member of the Skaneateles Lakers lacrosse team under coach Bridget Marquardt, where she was a four-year letterman and two-year starter … 2014 All-American … accounted for 100 goals during her junior and senior seasons … 2013 First Team All-League accolades … appointed captain for the 2014 team … scored the winning goal of the 2014 State Championship game … played club lacrosse for Midwestern as a midfielder for three seasons under coach Steve Wagner.

from Inside Lacrosse
Grippy or not, the ball used in Major League Lacrosse games next season could get a new look. The league is experimenting with a few different colors, and the possibility of putting a stripe or two around the ball, with the goal of making it more visible on TV. “We have to find a way for the ball to be more visible on TV,” commissioner Dave Gross said last week in a phone interview with IL. “These guys whip this thing around very fast.”
Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:45AM
from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Kelly Lickert-Orr has been named the women's lacrosse head coach at SUNY Cortland, according to director of athletics Mike Urtz. Lickert-Orr takes over for Kathy Taylor, who coached the Red Dragons from 2009-14 before becoming the head coach at Le Moyne College. Lickert-Orr served as women's lacrosse head coach at Keuka College for four seasons from 2011-14. She posted a 52-11 overall record, including a 32-1 mark in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC).

from USA Today
On Sept. 17, the Boston City Council approved a health and safety ordinance for NCAA athletes who play in Boston. The measures will require local colleges to have an emergency medical action plan in place for all host venues and will also ban players from reentering a game if he or she suffers from a concussion or is suspected to have one. The city is believed to be the first in the nation to pass this type of law on behalf of college athletes.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Heading into the 2014 NLL Draft after a roller coaster of a season, the Buffalo Bandits had one dire need on their minds. “We need a lefty offensive guy – maybe two – and then fill some areas where we feel that we can get better at,” Bandits head coach Troy Cordingley said prior to the draft.

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from Le Moyne Athletics
The second annual Room2Smile Fall Classic will be held on Sunday, October 5th at Le Moyne College and features three elite men's lacrosse programs from Upstate New York and The Hill Academy of Concord, Ontario. Serving as the host, Le Moyne will welcome The Hill Academy, RIT and Onondaga Community College to campus for a series of scrimmages beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Ted Grant Field.

from Syracuse Athletics
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team will participate in a pair of events as part of its 2014-15 fall practice season. The program will host the fifth-annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Carrier Dome. In addition, Syracuse wraps up fall ball on Saturday, Oct. 11 with scrimmages against Bellarmine and Binghamton at the eighth-annual HEADstrong Foundation Nicholas Colleluori Fall Lacrosse Classic.

from William Smith Athletics
Dougherty had not picked up a lacrosse stick prior to high school, but the sport would make an impact on the rest of her life. "It was my freshman year when they offered girls lacrosse at Manasquan," said Dougherty. "We all kind of picked it up together. I fell in love with the sport." She earned first team All-Shore honors in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons in lacrosse and served as the team captain as senior. Dougherty also excelled on the tennis court, winning over 50 matches at first singles and first doubles at Manasquan.

from MatchLax.com
Registration remains open for The Match (www.matchlax.com), a novel recruiting showcase/skills clinic that made its successful debut in 2013, focusing on elite players targeting Division III colleges. The event, open to all boys players, will be held on Sunday, October 19th at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA.

from US Lacrosse
Some of the sport's most recognizable coaches share their thoughts on why coaching and coaching the right way is worth your time and effort.

from Major League Lacrosse
The Rochester Rattlers had a truly astounding 2014 season. The “Ratz” finished in 2013 under .500 with a record of 6-8, and knew they needed a change after finishing in the bottom of the barrel for the past few seasons. This year they came out swinging, finishing the regular season in first place after a convincing 18-8 win against the Boston Cannons.
Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:00AM
from Syracuse.com
Victor J. Cornelius Sr., 72, of Oneida, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home. He was a member of the Onondaga Nation's Snipe clan and Longhouse religion. Also known as Jim or Jimmy, he attended Onondaga Nation School and LaFayette High School. He was an avid lacrosse player member of the Onondaga Athletic Club and Onondaga Nation Warriors.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
The Rochester Knighthawks have won the past three National Lacrosse League championships. Rochester will never be accused of resting on its past accomplishments. The Knighthawks were extremely busy before and during Monday’s NLL Entry Draft, highlighted by two major trades and the No. 2 overall pick.

from the Buffalo News
One of the odd parts about life in the National Lacrosse League is that the summer goes quietly, and then there's a ton of activity around draft day in September. From there, it's back to mostly quiet until training camp starts. Having more or less caught my breath, here are a few quick thoughts about the weekend:

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany lacrosse alumni Miles Thompson and Ty Thompson were selected in the 2014 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Entry Draft on Monday night. Miles Thompson was selected third overall by the Minnesota Swarm and Ty Thompson was chosen 26th overall by the New England Black Wolves.

from NLL.com
A total of 55 players heard their names called at the 2014 National Lacrosse League Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, Sept. 22. The Edmonton Rush selected Ben McIntosh from Drexel University with the first overall pick while Jeremy Noble (University of Denver) to the Rochester Knighthawks and Miles Thompson (LaFayette/University at Albany) rounded out the top three picks.

from the Buffalo News
John Tavares still isn’t ready to retire quite yet. Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich said at the National Lacrosse League draft in Toronto on Monday that the 46-year-old superstar will return for the 2015 season.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
After taking Jeremy Noble with the second overall pick, the Rochester Knighthawks selected four players with ties to championship teams from Six Nations in today’s 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Rochester chose defenseman Brier Jonathan (27th overall), forward Ian Martin (37th overall) and defenseman Anthony Patterson (46th overall) from the 2014 Minto Cup champion Six Nations Arrows. The Knighthawks also picked transition man Zach Williams from the 2014 Founders Cup champion Six Nations Rebels.

from LaxPower
On Saturday, September 27th, 15 collegiate women's lacrosse teams will meet at Hofstra University to face-off against blood cancer in the 6th Annual Women's Nick Colleluori Classic. The event has become an annual fall lacrosse tradition on campus hosted by Hofstra to raise funds and awareness to support the HEADstrong Foundation. It is ironic the event falls on the 27th, as that was the number HEADstrong founder Nick Colleluori wore while playing at Hofstra.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) midfielders Alexandra, Amanda and Adriana Fess have committed to play at the University of Cincinnati.

from SportsFive.net
At the start of his third year on the Knight Varsity, Jarrett has accumulated fifty-five points (44g-11a) after a breakout junior year (32g-7a). For his effort he was named to the first midfield all-league list. He scored points in sixteen of eighteen games last season.

from US Lacrosse
Coaching a new sport can be overwhelming. As lacrosse explodes into new geographic areas and permeates the youth sports scene, the demand for qualified coaches will continue to grow. Even if you’re new to the game, you might be asked to step in and help out. While you might not be an expert on the X’s and O’s right away, there are universal coaching principles that can empower you to succeed in this role.

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from NLL.com
Just hours before the 2014 NLL Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario, the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks and Vancouver Stealth have announced a trade. The Knighthawks have traded Johnny Powless and Joel McCready, along with the 9th and 23rd overall selections in the 2014 Draft, to the Stealth in exchange for Vancouver's 2nd and 11th overall selections in 2014 along with their first-round picks in the 2015 and 2017 NLL Drafts.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The National Lacrosse League has announced the NLL Champion's Cup Finals will expand to a best-of-three game series effective for the upcoming 2015 season. The change was unanimously approved today by the NLL Board of Governors.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
The annual UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni game has been moved up to noon on Saturday, September 27th. All fans are welcome to attend the game for free at John Fallon Field. All those attending will need to park at Indian Quad due to the home football game on the same day.

from Canisius Athletics
Women's Lacrosse Fall Game vs. Niagara (Demske Sports Complex) - 2:30 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game (Demske Sports Complex) - 4 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse - Ed Van Tine Alumni Game (Demske Sports Complex) - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Young Alumni Game (Demske Sports Complex) - 6:30 p.m.

from Inside Lacrosse
9. Lucas Quinn | M | Niskayuna (N.Y.) | Syracuse

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Westhill High School (NY) 2016 attackman Ryan Zimmerman has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Providence College.
Monday September 22, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JusLacrosse Upstate
After about 15 years of working at other people’s lacrosse camps, noting what I liked and what I thought could be improved, I started think that I could, in fact, build a better mouse trap. I created and went on to direct what was at the time Oswego State’s only overnight teaching camp – the Oswego State Lacrosse Camp.

from The Corning Leader
Bob Streeten and his wife Suzanne had already planned a post-retirement trip to Uganda, where they would connect with a young woman who they had forged a long-lasting, long-distance relationship with. So when the idea of having the trip double as a chance to do his part in helping grow the game of lacrosse globally, Streeten - the longtime varsity coach in Corning - was more than happy to serve as a lacrosse ambassador.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Cazenovia (N.Y.) 2015 midfield/defender Sarah Willard has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Towson University.

from NLL.com
The complete summary of award winners, including NLL All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams, are listed below:

Most Valuable Player – Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks) Jamieson won the 2014 NLL scoring title with 108 points, tied for second in the league in assists (72) and tied for sixth overall with 36 goals. Jamieson recorded at least six points in
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:45AM
from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team welcomed alumni, friends and family of the program for the team's annual alumni weekend Sept. 13-14. Despite some inclement weather to kick off the events of the weekend, it was a fantastic two days for the Big Red, as it held the annual alumni game on Saturday and awards banquet on Sunday. The banquet gave friends and family of the program a final chance to recognize the accomplishments of the 2014 squad, while also look forward to a spectacular 2015 season.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Team USA's Karri Ellen Johnson gets you mentally and physically prepared to take the draw.

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from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has announced the 24-player U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the Seatown Classic, to be held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Seattle, Wash. Team USA will square off against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame in the team’s first action since claiming silver at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver this summer.

from Inside Lacrosse
Rochester Rattlers

from US Lacrosse
One of the most attractive elements of lacrosse is the sport’s traditional emphasis on character and sportsmanship. A great way to maintain and build on that tradition is to take a close look at the role character plays in the way you assemble your team and manage personnel.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun offered the appropriate setting Friday as the new name for the National Lacrosse League franchise recently relocated from Philadelphia was unveiled. The team will be called the New England Black Wolves.

from LaxAllStars.com
If anyone ever asks you if a lacrosse player has left college early to declare for the pros, you can now say, “yes, that has happened, and it was a D3 player from RIT named Casey Jackson, who left school and declared for the NLL Draft“. Then you would of course look up Casey Jackson at RIT and see this:

Friday September 19, 2014 10:30AM
from Onondaga CC Athletics
The National Champion Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team was recently featured in the NJCAA Review, a monthly publication highlighting the very best that the National Junior College Athletic Association has to offer. The feature story highlights Onondaga's record-breaking season including its run to a sixth consecutive national championship after defeating Nassau Community College, 12-7, and its now 87-game winning streak.

10:15AM
from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed defenseman/transition man Zac Reid to a one-year deal. The former draft choice joins the Knighthawks after an impressive summer season with the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors.

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from Lake Country News-Sun
Every few years, at least according to Lake Forest Lacrosse Association president Marc Thiergart, there are heroes of the lacrosse world who ignite greater interest in the sport. This year, it’s the four Thompson brothers . . .

from The Cleveland Browns
He's the only living athlete in three Hall of Fames: Pro Football, College Football and Lacrosse. He qualified for the 1956 Olympics as a decathlete, but declined to participate in order to focus on football.

What happens when one of the best athlete’s the world has ever seen turns 78?
Thursday September 18, 2014 9:15AM
from Inside Lacrosse
Defender Nick Mellen, West Genesee, comes in at #9.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Newark Academy (NJ) 2016 close defenseman-long stick midfielder Josh Karp has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits agreed to terms with four players Wednesday. Transition players Kevin Brownell and Mitch Wilde, along with defensemen Glen Bryan and Marty Hill, got one-year deals.

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from Hobart Athletics
The Hobart College lacrosse coaching staff will host a one-day fall prospect day for high school student-athletes graduating in 2016, 2017 and 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

from Army Athletics
Since arriving at the Academy in June, Noto Family Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Kristen Waagbo has been working to transition the Army women’s lacrosse program to the Division I ranks. Waagbo brings a wealth of experience as a player and an assistant coach, including stops at Duke, Navy and UC Davis.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is pleased to unveil the ILWomen Rising Junior Rankings from the 18th Recruiting Issue, available now in print and digitally.
Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:15AM
from The Daily Orange
Matt Mancz says his current nickname, Muscle Matt, is a mixture of all three. First it was just the football team that called him that. Then men’s and women’s lacrosse followed suit. Muscle Matt isn’t just a nickname anymore, it’s a title that is both a product of his own physique, as well as the respect he’s earned from the athletes and staff at Syracuse since joining as a full-time as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.

from Inside Lacrosse
LB3 Lacrosse Founder and former Syracuse star Liam Banks made a name for himself in college as one of the game's top feeders, still standing Top 10 all-time at SU for career assists. His ability to carry behind the goal and find the open man up top was crucial for Syracuse in their 2000 NCAA title, when Banks was the MVP of the Championship Game and an honorable mention All-American.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Join Duke head coach John Danowski and assistant coaches Ron Caputo, Matt Danowski and Ben DeLuca Tuesday evening for a two-hour session of learning about everything from practice habits, fundamentals, to building a cohesive unit. Those unable to attend or watch live can view the archived clinic on GoDuke.com. The archives will be available Wednesday afternoon.

from LaxPower
Men's Division I collegiate lacrosse returns to Washington state this October when NCAA finalist Notre Dame faces off against the world runner-up U.S. National Team in the third installment of Seattle's annual NCAA Seatown Lacrosse Classic.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2014 NLL Combine and 2014 NLL Season Awards Ceremony will air live on NLL.com on Sunday, Sept. 21 from Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the 2014 NLL Draft will air live on NLL.com and on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network (YouTube.com/TLN) starting at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 22 from Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.

from Lax.com
This past summer, the lacrosse world turned it's attention to Denver, CO for the 2014 FIL World Championships. With over 30 nations participating in the games and thousands of fans in attendance, lacrosse crowned a new champion when Canada defeated the United States. For the last piece in it's best of series, Lax.com looks back on the great moments,both on and off the field, in its Best of the 2014 FIL World Championships.

Tuesday September 16, 2014 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
For the first time, US Lacrosse is heading up the staff and player selection of a team that will represent the United States in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Championship. Tony Resch has been named head coach and will be assisted by Adam Mueller and Chris Schiller. Jimmy Butler will serve as general manager, Tim Soudan as assistant general manager, and Mike Fox as equipment manager.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced that 126 schools and civic organizations across 32 states and Washington, D.C., have been selected as 2014 Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculum.

from LaxPower
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced the inaugural events that have been accredited thru the IMLCA Event Accreditation Platinum Standards Program.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks own the ninth overall selection in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Knighthawks will have six picks in the six-round draft, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5136#sthash.oFVYmRDN.dpuf

from Dr. Fred Opie
By the spring of 1975, Coach Al Hodish organized a team to compete throughout long island against other communities. The towns that surround Hempstead were both largely white and lacrosse power houses such as Garden City, Lynbrook, Elmont, Baldwin, Sewanhaka, Levitt Town Division, Manhasset, and many others.
Monday September 15, 2014 12:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
From sometime around 1990 through 2009 – approximately 20 years – I served on the staff of the Top 205 Lacrosse Camp. More than any other camp (and if you’ve been reading RTD for the past three weeks, you know that I’ve seen many of them), this camp introduced me to so many great players, the best young and veteran coaches in the game, an annual dose of great, “textbook” lacrosse knowledge, and some lifelong friendships.

from Cornell Athletics
At the banquet, head coach Matt Kerwick announced that seniors Connor Buczek, Matt Donovan, Dan Lintner and Jordan Stevens will serve as team captains for the 2015 season. He also announced the award winners for the 2014 season, including Donovan who was named the team's most valuable player, while Buczek and Stevens were named the offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively.

from LaxPower
Several Division II and III lacrosse programs have made announcements in the last few weeks regarding assistant coaches for the 2015 season. The releases included in this post are from Pace and Brevard (D2) and Union, Stevens, Colorado College, and Berry (D3).
Sunday September 14, 2014 11:15AM
from the Haudenosaunee
We are disappointed to have to cancel this year's Wooden Stick Festival. Our sponsors from last year were not able to support us this time so we have decided to cancel for this year. We also need to have this break to do the fundraising, design, planning and building of the new Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, which is the sponsoring organization for the Wooden Stick Festival.

from the Buffalo News
Newfane Women’s Lacrosse Club Coach Laura Hambruch has a goal – to make lacrosse a varsity sport at Newfane High School, from which she graduated in 2007.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Trinity Pawling School (NY) 2016 attackman-midfielder Justin Scott has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.


Bowhunter Cup Update
TEAM USA has withdrawn. The game will now feature the best in Haudensaunee talent. Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30P.

Press Release

Greater Rochester
US Lacrosse HoF
The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner is November 7th. You can find more information and register for the evening events here

2014 Laxies
Upstate is well represented in 13 of 17 categories. Vote here