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from Army West Point Athletics
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.

from Army West Point Athletics
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.

from Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from Sports Illustrated
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.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
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.

from US Lacrosse
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.

Tuesday September 1, 2015 8:30AM
from 3dLacrosse.com
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.

12:15AM
from the Onondaga Redhawks
The Redhawks held the lead for all of 6 seconds; and that was enough to secure a win over the Capital Region Axeman 9-8 in the first game of the 2015 Presidents Cup.

from The Lacrosse Network

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bethel High School (CT) 2016 goalie Jake Craybas has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cortland.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lacrosse Honors: Can-Am Showcase, 3 time All-Section, D2 All-WPIAL, 3 time team Captain, MVP Delaware All-Star

from Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from Major League Lacrosse
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.

from LaxAllStars.com
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.
Monday August 31, 2015 9:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I meant to use some of this space earlier this summer to congratulate Tom Abbott when he was named the new NCAA national coordinator of men’s lacrosse officials, but I kept putting it off. This week, not only do I publically say “Congrats and good luck, Mr. Abbott,” but I also figured I’d take the opportunity to address a few rules I think need some attention.

from The Standard Freeholder
One of the participating teams is the host squad, the Iroquois Nationals, whose roster includes Mike Thompson (Kahnwake Mohawks), Jerome Thompson (Buffalo Bandits), Lyle Thompson (University at Albany), Miles Thompson (Georgia Swarm), Adam Bomberry (Akwesasne Indians), Brett Bucktooth (New England Black Wolves) and Jeremy Thompson (Saskatchewan Rush).

from 2015 Presidents Cup
Onondaga Redhawks (Can-AM)
The Champions get the respect they've earned by winning last years Championship, with the slight edge in the Gatecliff Division. The Redhawks made their way through the Can-AM regular season with a 13-3 record, followed by a playoff run that saw them make quick work of the Tonawanda Braves and Allegany Arrows, before knocking off the Native Sons in the Can-Am league final.

from SportsFive.net
Michael Matheson, a rising junior at Victor High School, recently announced his commitment to the admissions process at the College of the Holy Cross.

from SportsFive.net
Section Five adds one more team to it`s roster with the addition of the University Preparatory School team which will be playing at all levels this spring. Athletic Director, Dick Cerone is looking for a Head Coach, a Junior Varsity Coach and a Modified coach.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Jr. Knighthawks completed a sweep Sunday afternoon of all three Jr. NLL Championship Games, winning the Champion’s Cup at the Bantam, Midget and Pee Wee levels.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
Comprised of college and pro players, some of them still at the top of the lacrosse world, Graph-Tex was dominant in making a run to the championship and a 5-0 record at this year’s Summit Classic. Graph-Tex, sponsored by the Cortland-based lacrosse apparel company, won each of its game by six goals or more against incredible competition.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse has opened registration for its fall event series of regional individual recruiting showcases. The IL Prospect Days and Invitationals will allow male and female high school players in the classes of 2016-2019 to display their talents in front of college coaches while garnering unprecedented media coverage. Inside Lacrosse’s award-winning team of reporters, evaluators, analysts, photographers and videographers will be out in force to capture the events’ stories, performances, sights and sounds and provide another layer of exposure.
Sunday August 30, 2015 2:15PM
from World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Chief Oren Lyons Faith Keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga nation and Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois Nationals. Host team of the World indoor Lacrosse Championships. He used his wooden lacrosse stick to throw the first pitch for SU Athletics Appreciation night with the Syracuse Chiefs. Chief Lyons is an SU All American and Lacrosse Hall of Famer.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Victor (N.Y.) 2017 defender Sydney Reed has made a verbal comitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duqyesne University.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Jr. Knighthawks Pee Wees became the third Rochester team to advance to the Jr. NLL Tournament Finals, following a 16-2 win over the Jr. Wings this afternoon. With the victory, the Jr. Knighthawks improved to 4-0 and moved one win away from winning their first Champion’s Cup at the Pee Wee level. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6510#sthash.vCM6x3AQ.dpuf

from the Onondaga Redhawks
Players roster listed. Staff includes:
Head Coach: Ed Shenandoah
Assistant Coach: Brian Phillips
GM: Shirley Hill
Trainers: Sonny SHenandoah & Marty Ward

from Dr. Fred Opie
Brad is a West Genesse product who would go on to be a 4 x All-American midfielder at Syracuse, the 1983 college player of the year, and two time National team player in 86 and 90. I roomed with Brad my first semester at SU in the fall of 1983.
Saturday August 29, 2015 12:15AM
from Elmira College Athletics
Two-and-a-half weeks removed from playing in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Championship Game with the Rochester Rattlers, Elmira College assistant men's lacrosse coach Donny Moss was named to the U.S. men's indoor national team, announced Wednesday by U.S. Lacrosse.

from US Lacrosse
The NFHS published the rules changes for the 2016 boys’ lacrosse season. There were four major changes and five points of emphasis.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team would like to announce that the date has been set for its 2015 fall alumni game. The game will take place on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Friday October 2 at 7 pm.

Any former players that are interested in playing should contact Brockport's coach Ben Wineburg at bwinebur@brockport.edu.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse's Annual Alumni Weekend will be held September 19-20. Festivities kick off with a golf outing at Normanside Country Club in nearby Delmar on Saturday the 19th, with a pair of alumni games scheduled for the following morning at Siena Turf Field.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The propane tank on the grill is nearing empty and freshmen are about to have that awkward moment when they meet their rooomate. That can mean only one thing: it's time for my annual Midsummer Night's Power Rankings.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Greg Elijah Brown’s overtime game-winner kept the Jr. Knighthawks perfect this morning at the Jr. NLL Tournament. Brown’s goal spoiled the Jr. Rush’s comeback bid and gave the Bantam team a 10-9 victory at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
In a rematch of last year’s Pee Wee Championship Game, the Jr. Knighthawks doubled up the Jr. Rock 12-6 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC). With the win this afternoon, the Jr. Knighthawks improved to 2-0 and remained atop the standings.
Friday August 28, 2015 8:45AM
from The Penn-Yan Express
When Keuka College’s student-athletes arrive for practice, they will lace up their cleats and step on to a bright green field, marked with crisp white, gold, and black lines. The teams will be among the first to play on the college’s new synthetic turf field.

from Star Riders Lacrosse
All players are welcome to sign up, no tryouts are required. We will also participate in several fall tournaments including High Voltage, Goblin Games and SU Lax Scene. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

from NLL.com
The Colorado Mammoth have announced the team has signed free agent defenseman Greg Downing (Auburn) to a two-year contract agreement.

“Greg is a very smart, skilled defender who will improve our back-end,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “The coaching staff and I are big fans of his, and he’s an instant upgrade for us.”

12:15AM
from Syracuse athletics
Tewaaraton Award finalist Michelle Tumolo '13 has returned to her alma mater to join head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait's coaching staff. Tumolo replaces Katie Rowan '09, who is now the head coach at Wagner.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Skaneateles High School (NY) 2018 defenseman-LSM Marc Welch has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.

from NunesMagician.com
Nine current and former Syracuse Orange players have been named to rosters for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The Irish, US, and Iroquois teams will all feature a shade of Orange, led by the Iroquois Nationals picking up four SU alums and one current player.

from Hamilton Athletics
Former Hamilton College men's lacrosse player Bryan Hopper '14 (Ridgewood, N.J.) will play for the Israel men's national team at the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship in September.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed forward Joel Matthews to a one-year deal. The Knighthawks are bringing back the feisty forward after he posted career numbers in 2015.

“It’s the best feeling. There is nowhere I would rather play,” said Matthews. “Playing with the Knighthawks last year was above and beyond my expectations.”

from Loyola Athletics
P.J. Brown (Cazenovia), Richie Easterly (Westhill) are among the group of freshmen beginning careers at Loyola.

from Gates-Chili Post
The Finger Lakes Flamingos girls lacrosse program will hold tryouts for the 2016 season on Sept. 20 at Canandaigua Academy.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Combine will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27 to open draft weekend at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. The Combine begins at 9 a.m. ET, continues with day-long lacrosse activities, and culminates with the annual Prospects Game scrimmage.
Thursday August 27, 2015 8:30AM
from Lacrosse agazine
John Tavares, the National Lacrosse League's all-time leading scorer, just finished his 24th season. The ageless wonder turns 47 in September and credits his never-to-be-broken scoring record to his longevity. Tavares is just 56 points shy of 2,000 for his career spent entirely with the Buffalo Bandits.

Will he be back for a 25th season? If anyone can do the math, it's Tavares. He teaches it, after all, at the Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.

from The Brantford Expositor
Growing up on the small reserve of Tuscarora in upper New York state, Rich and his brother Darris Kilgour dreamed up coming to Canada to play lacrosse. They went to St. Catharines where they won a junior Minto Cup in 1990 and went onto play senior for the Brampton Excelsiors. Then Six Nations established a team in 1993.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Observing the summer club tournament circuit, anyone would admit that the scene has changed over the past decade. No, I'm not talking about the girls being bigger, faster and stronger or the multitude of players now filling every corner of the massive complexes hosting these tournaments. I'm talking about the scene off the field, of players huddled with their teammates as if in conversation, but not saying a word. Rather, their heads are down, and they are looking, laughing and typing into their phones.

from Lacrosse Magazine
My wife coaches lacrosse at a small all-women's college here in Baltimore. I like having her perspective. When the NCAA approved a 90-second possession clock, I got excited thinking about Maryland and Northwestern getting into a true up-and-down, run-and-gun shootout for 60 minutes. No keep away. But the husband in me worried about what that and other rule changes might mean for a Division III program that's still developing players.

from Lacrosse Magazine
A monumental victory for Canada captures our September issue cover, as the Selena Lasota-led team from up north took its first-ever gold at the FIL U19 Women's World Championship in Scotland, edging Team USA in a thrilling finale.

Other articles include a look at the Major League Lacrosse finals in Georgia, the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships and the myriad of changes to come in women's lacrosse after the recent announcement of rules changes for the NCAA level. Add to that the usual cadre of tips, opinion and helpful hints, it adds up to another month's worth of knowledge for the members of US Lacrosse.

12:15AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
The 2006 men's lacrosse team went 18-0 and capped the season by defeating Dowling College in the national championship game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to claim their second national title in three seasons. Sophomore attackman Mike McDonald scored four goals in the title game en route to earning championship game Most Outstanding Player honors.

During the year, Le Moyne outscored its opponents by a 262-66 margin, including a 22-3 win over Limestone in the national semifinals. The Dolphins won their sixth consecutive NE-10 title that season and capped off their perfect season with a 12-5 win in the title game.

from Boston University Athletics
Jack Seminara (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius H.S.)
Played for [sic] seasons of varsity lacrosse at Canisius High School … Captained the team as a senior, scoring 39 goals and adding 34 assists … Led Canisius to a league title and was the league’s offensive player of the year in 2015 … Earned First-Team All-Western New York honors in 2015 and 2014

from SUNY Oswego Athletics
The Oswego State men's lacrosse team has released its schedule for the 2016 season. The team will play 15 contests overall, with eight games at home on the brand new turf field.

The Lakers will begin their season with two games on the road, the first taking place at 4 p.m. on March 9 in Central New York as they take on the Ithaca College Bombers. Three days later, they will travel to SUNY Morrisville for a Saturday contest beginning at 1 p.m.

from the Auburn Citizen
Greg Downing will have another chance at a gold medal.

The Auburn High graduate was one of 23 players selected on Wednesday to represent the United States in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in the Syracuse area next month. Downing was one of six players returning from the 2011 team, which won the bronze medal in the Czech Republic.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
. . . this weekend, Riorden (Fairport) became the only current NCAA player to be named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor lacrosse team to compete this September in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship.

But he won't be in goal.

from Syracuse.com
Powell, one of the most heralded players in lacrosse history because of his creativity, skill and longevity, was something of a surprise. The former Carthage High School and Syracuse lacrosse attackman had been rumored to be considering a spot on this U.S. Lacrosse team, but was not on the initial tryout roster that identified the pool of potential players.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
When Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson was given the option to coach a Junior Knighthawks team, it was an easy decision.

“I always like helping out ‘Bo’ (Bowhunter) because he is my cousin,” said Jamieson. “My family all shows up to support him and goes to most of his games. Coaching is a great opportunity to help him up close and personal.”
Wednesday August 26, 2015 1:25PM
from US Lacrosse
Following a three-day training camp at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., US Lacrosse has announced the final 23-man roster for the 2015 U.S. Men’s Indoor National Team. Team USA will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Championship, Sept. 18-27 in Onondaga Nation and Syracuse, N.Y.

Plenty of familiar Upstate names on the final 23-man roster.

10:45AM
from John Hussey / YouTube
This video covers majority of the plays leading up to some incredible goals. The skill set and depth this 2015 OCC team has is unlike any team that I have been a part of and was awesome to witness. Out of the 448 goals that were scored this year, this video only covers about 60 ... hopefully what is covered in this video gives you an idea of the joy I got from watching this team this year.

from Major League Lacrosse
Last week, the Major League Lacrosse Twitter account tweeted, “How many games were won by a single goal?” The answer was 18 games, accounting for 31 percent of games during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season. That tidbit effectively sums up the MLL season.

8:45AM
from LaxLessons.com
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Upstate Lacrosse Club (Ric Beardsley), we went to the Legacy Invitational and Philly Summer Invitational this summer. I also went to the All-Canada Games, and the NSCLA National Cup with the CNY Roadhawks. Additionally, I participated in the Orange Crush College Showcase, the NSCLA Select Showcase.

from The Auburn Citizen
The school officials shared the podium during the 40-minute presentation, on Tuesday in which Pirozzolo encouraged the school board, and the community members present, to consider a January referendum to install an approximately $2.1 million turf surface.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose Rochester? “Rochester is an amazing school for the sciences. It has everything I am interested in – neuroscience, epidemiology, public health and medicine. It has freedom in the curriculum to focus on what I want and in DIII I can study abroad."

from The Juice
Syracuse men’s lacrosse coach John Desko has come under fire in recent years because, well, he hasn’t won a national title since 2009.

12:15AM
from Colgate Athletics
Hall joins the squad as an assistant coach after spending four seasons at Ohio State. He served three years as a volunteer coach before being promoted in 2015 to director of player development.

from The Patriot League
The Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team was announced on Tuesday as Lafayette led all schools with six honorees while Colgate had five, Loyola University Maryland notched four and Lehigh and Navy each had three.

The team members are listed below by school, including each player’s years of competition in the Patriot League. Each school that participates in women’s lacrosse selected 25 players in the voting for the 25th Anniversary Team, and could not vote for its own student-athletes.

from LaxAllStars.com
The USA Box Lacrosse team held their 31-man training camp at the Westminster School in Simsbury, CT this past weekend. Players were put through practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, and on Saturday night, they scrimmaged the Vermont Voyageurs. USA Box Lacrosse also scrimmaged Vermont on Sunday morning, but I only caught the Saturday night game.

from the Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bandits have lost Derek Suddons off their roster. The unrestricted free agent has agreed to a two-year contract with the New England Black Wolves.


Iroquois WILC Roster
Connor Wilson looks at the recently announced Iroquois roster.

US WILC Roster
The final 23-man US Team roster is here