Tournament locations: Meridian Centre Park, Meridian Centre Blvd, Brighton, New York 14618 and
Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Road, Brighton, New York 14618
Four 40 minute games guaranteed (2-20 minute halves)
Tentative play time - 8:00am-4:00pm
CLUB & TOWN TEAMS Levels: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, JV and Varsity
Registration link here
Tournament location: Batavia Sports Park, 8069 Bank Street Road Batavia, NY 14020
Four 40 minute games guaranteed (2-20 minute halves)
Tentative play time - 8:00am-4:00pm
CLUB & TOWN TEAMS Levels: 7/8, JV and Varsity
Registration link here
The 2018 LASNAI is just around the corner (September 27th-29th in Onondaga), and if the official announcement post wasn’t enough, we’re back with more info for the third annual North American Invitational. Do we have more international teams? YES. Do we have more North American teams? YES. Do we have more NEW teams? Also YES.
As a student do you you know how to positively influence your final grade starting on the first day of class until finals? You should sweat the little things including where you sit in class, class participation, office hours, and what you wear. Fred Opie is an athlete turned author and professor who been grading papers, class participation, and submitting final grades for almost two decades. He shares strategies to increase your GPA, learn more, and put yourself in position to ask for a recommendation when you need it.
The Girls Fall Lacrosse Academy will be held on Saturdays beginning September 8th, 2018 at Everest Park in Auburn New York. The Academy for 3rd and 4th graders will focus on the basic fundamentals of lacrosse in a fun and positive environment. The Academy for 5th- 12th graders will also focus on lacrosse fundamentals as well as specific skills and strategies to enhance and challenge each individual player.
When Daniel Witmer decided he wanted to created a "Best of" collection from his over 350 weekly Road Trip Dad blogs, he knew there were a variety of themes from which he could choose, including parenting tips or rule changes in the game, but ultimately for his first book there was a specific experience he wanted to highlight.
It’s Friday afternoon and like most people, Mike Manley and Kylor Bellistri are looking forward to a weekend away from the office, a chance to blow off a little steam after a long workweek. But unlike many of their friends, Manley and Bellistri won’t be going to the beach or the mountains. They have second jobs that require weekend work.
Both are professional lacrosse players.
Record-setting Rob Pannell took home the Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player Award from Major League Lacrosse to highlight the league's awards ceremony on Friday night from Charleston, S.C., on the eve of the league's championship game.
Offensive PotY Award
John Galloway won eight-of-nine starts for the Rattlers this season, and prior to the loss against New York on July 29, he had won 11 consecutive regular season games dating back to July 16, 2017. The defensive field general finished the season with a 12.90 goals-against-average (GAA) helping lead the Rattlers to the franchise’s best-ever regular season record.
“It’s been a hell of a summer,” said Galloway. “I was hoping it would end with this opportunity this weekend. Fortunate enough to have a lot of chips fall how they have, and now we’ve got to finish it off.”
The ideal teammate, the one who has your back, is a consummate professional and puts the team and others before himself is an apt description for Maverik’s Players Choice Award. This award, voted on by players only, also describes the Boston Cannons’ Mitch Belisle.
After the U.S. women’s national team won a gold medal at the 2017 FIL Women’s World Cup in England, it was headed to Poland to vie for another gold at the World Games – but in a different way. Instead of 12, only 10 players per team were allowed on the field at a time. That called for a shift in roles, especially for defenders converting to midfielders, to accommodate the new format.
Molloy, a fifth-round pick of the Bandits in last year's draft, comes from an outdoor lacrosse background. He was the 2016 recipient of the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the top player in college lacrosse, in his junior season with Brown University.
The Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse Club is excited to announce they will be hosting tryouts on September 9th. “We have been inundated with requests to join our girls lacrosse program”, said John Conklin Outlaws Club Director. “As a staff we felt the need to host tryouts to meet the increasing requests of the girl’s lacrosse community”
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome new Hall of Fame members with the induction of Dick Baran, Andrew Copelan, Terry Cotton, Ed Mulheron, Danielle Spencer, 2004 Penn Yan Girls Team and 2009 Canandaigua Boys Team as the Class of 2018.
“He’s been through the whole cycle of Cornell lacrosse,” said Connor Buczek, a Cornell star from 2012-15 and now an assistant. “He was there when we were ultra-successful. He was there when we weren’t as successful. He took everything that he believes in. He’s a down-to-earth hardworking guy and he understood how we did things.”
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell women's lacrosse head coach Jenny Graap announced the addition of eight new members to the team. Shannon Brazier, Genevieve DeWinter, Reilly Fletcher, Ciara Frawley, Ashleigh Gundy, Natalie Hughes, Jen Rogers and Olivia Tuma will be donning Big Red jerseys this spring.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced Le Moyne women’s coach and defending national champion Kathy Taylor as a featured speaker for girls’ lacrosse coaches at the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The US Lacrosse communications staff covered the tryouts, which marked a homecoming of sorts for head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller. The longtime coach at Northwestern played on three U.S. World Cup teams, earning Federation of International Lacrosse All-World Team honors in 2005 and helping the Americans win the cup in 1997 and 2005.
This year, Lake Placid grew a major branch of its family tree. It was the first year that there was a Women’s Masters Division (30+). 7v7 was the name of the game and it took place on a shorter field with college rules. I was lucky enough to get in on the action and play for Laxified, a team started up by Lake Placid legend Lyn Reitenbach. (Side note, Lyn has played in every Lake Placid Tournament, which makes her more of an absolute boss than she already is.)
Along with the play of his wings, including Joel White (Cortland HS) and Jack Near, [Drew] Simoneau (Nazareth) helped Dallas lead the league in faceoff winning percentage (55.3). Second in the league in winning percentage was Denver (54.4). Second-year pro Max Adler led the Outlaws faceoff unit, finishing third in the league with a .57.7 winning percentage.
Why you should still be rooting for the Rattlers: Joel White (Cortland), John Galloway (West Genesee), Ben Reeves (Palmyra Macedon), Blaze Riorden (Fairport), Mike Manley (Penn Yan), Mike Lazore (Immaculate Heart), Ty Thompson (Salmon River) and Cody Radiewicz (CBA). Additionally, John Lade (Syracuse University) and Randy Staats (OCC, Syracuse University).
The MLL Championship Game will be played in the state of South Carolina for the first time in league history this season. MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, home of the USL's Charleston Battery will host the 18th Championship Game on Saturday, August 18. MUSC Health Stadium is one of the premier soccer venues in the country and boasts the largest jumbotron in the Southeast at 3,000 square feet.
Less than two weeks before their matchup in the semifinals, the New York Lizards beat the Dallas Rattlers by one goal, ending both their seven-game unbeaten streak and their undefeated record at home. The No. 1 seed in the MLL playoffs, however, would not allow the Lizards to repeat the feat.
Dallas outscored the Lizards 6-1 in the first quarter and beat New York, 15-12.
Join Adam Page, founder of the Buffalo Bandits wheelchair lacrosse team, in a live Q&A on Instagram on Saturday, August 25. Follow US Lacrosse on social media August 24-25 for an inside look at the Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championships.
The 2018 LASNAI official notice has been served, but this is no normal tournament announcement, and it isn’t just about dates and times… far from it! This announcement does cover all the basics, but there is so much more. We’ve been waiting to drop all this info for a while now, and it’s time.
It’s 2018 LASNAI time.
Playing together under then-head coach Ricky Fried for the 2017 U.S. gold medalists, they became accustomed to a systematic approach that focused on the team, rather than the individual. Former college stars, like Tumolo, who was once a standout attacker at Syracuse, learned to adjust their roles to fit the unit’s needs. The relationships they formed mattered most – between teammates and from player to coach – and both Tumolo and Wills plan to employ that same philosophy as first-time Division I head coaches at Wagner and Harvard, respectively.
Vestal senior Amada Fedor’s selection to the second team among small schools was highest of Section 4 players. University of North Carolina recruit Fedor helped the Golden Bears to their seventh straight sectional title in the spring.
The SHOT CLOCK and the DIVE are BACK. Colin and Samir react to the news and break down the monumental rule changes in college lacrosse. The 2018 MLL Championship is set, after two crazy semifinal games.
Some of the best box lacrosse players in the area will compete this weekend at the Rochester Knighthawks’ Second Annual Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational. The USBOXLA-sanctioned event will feature 15 teams from New York, Massachusetts, and southern Ontario.
The process started with more than 500 applicants. Just over 100 hundred of them were invited to tryouts. By Sunday afternoon, 36 of the nation’s best young women’s lacrosse players sat in their chairs at US Lacrosse headquarters as U.S. U19 Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller congratulated them for making the 2019 U.S. training team.
Seemingly everyone (including myself) started voicing opinions for what these changes meant, didn’t mean, celebrated, complained, etc. into the void that is social media. Eventually the NCAA released their official story on the topic. But what does this actually mean? Take the rules piece by piece and see how it may impact the game.
A 90-minute, introductory lacrosse experience for kids who have never played before, but are thinking they might want to. The clinic features US Lacrosse designed curriculum delivered by coaches from local recreational programs, in an effort to help connect you with a local program. Local programs will have informational booths on-site to distribute information about their programs.
SAKSATOON, SK - Stephen Stamp (IL Indoor) In a game of runs, Canada had one more run in them than the Iroquois did. The result was a 15-10 win and a gold medal at the World Junior Lacrosse Championship.
Dan Fuller was a good long-stick midfielder on a very good Baldwinsville High School team. He played two years of varsity lacrosse as the Bees had some of their most successful seasons in recent history. He earned Honorable Mention All-League honors this past May, and graduated in June . . .
. . . But for two days in Lake Placid last week, Dan experienced something pretty special. He got to play four games in the Men’s 18+ Gold division with the Burning Orange team, playing alongside a number of former Syracuse University alums whom he had idolized growing up.
Episode 29 of Across College Lacrosse is finally here! And what better way to return than with some interviews with two of the talented men that helped change the sport in the collegiate game.
I talked to Virginia Cavaliers head man Lars Tiffany and Sacred Heart Pioneers head coach Jon Basti about the new rules that were just passed yesterday, including the shot clock.
HAMILTON – Colgate Women's Lacrosse head coach Heather Young announced the addition of Liz Beville (Jamesville-DeWitt) as an assistant coach on Friday.
"I am excited for Liz to join our Colgate family," Coach Young said. "Liz has a great passion for the sport and her athletes. She is going to make an immediate impact to our program, and I can't wait for her to get started developing our student-athletes."
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The West Genesee boys lacrosse program will have a bridge from its storied past into its uncertain future.
Wildcats lacrosse legend Charlie Lockwood has agreed to join the new coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Lockwood, a 1990 graduate of West Genesee, was an all-American at that school and then at Syracuse University.
Alex Krawec (ESM / Le Moyne) heard a snap and a pop, and then he fell to the ground. The last thing he remembers was looking down and seeing his right leg bent all the way to the left. He picked it up and dropped it back down; it was completely limp.
Haudenosaunee Territory – The Iroquois Nationals arrive in Netanya, Israel to participate in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. The road to the lacrosse world games had a few bumps and spins for the Haudenosaunee’s national sport team this year but they landed on their feet physically and spiritually.
Webster Thomas girls lacrosse coach Chris Barnes has died.
Mr. Barnes had been fighting colon cancer for the better part of two years. After an extended stay at the hospital, Mr. Barnes passed peacefully at 8 a.m. Wednesday with his family beside him.
TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaler Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the appointment of Scott Hackett-Dalgliesh to the position of head men's lacrosse coach. An 11-year coaching veteran, Hackett-Dalgliesh joins the Rensselaer staff from Dartmouth College, where he was an assistant from 2015-18.
A four-year women’s lacrosse standout at Elmira College, Mongillo received Empire 8 Conference accolades in each of her four season with the Soaring Eagles. She scored 56 goals with 18 assists in 59 games for the Soaring Eagles, while contributing 159 ground balls, 139 draw controls, and 70 caused turnovers. She ranks fifth in program history in draws and sixth in both ground balls and caused turnovers.
A little over a year ago, the U.S. swept the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup and the International World Games inaugural women’s lacrosse championship.
The U.S. Women’s Senior Team hasn’t played on the field since those events, but the next steps towards building towards the 2021 World Cup and beyond are becoming clearer.
Team was sponsored by BHG - Bankers Healthcare Group of Syracuse, and by Johnson Brothers Lumber, Cazenovia..
The team consisted of 15 Section III players:
8 Cazenovia Alum: Ben Lewis, Sam Lewis - Coach, Ben Romagnoli, PJ Brown, Cole Willard, TJ Connellan, Jake Stowell, Jake Lewis
2 Auburn Alum: Alex and Jack Burgmaster
2 Skaneateles Alum: Sam Duggan, Reece Eddy
1 Westhill Alum: Ryan Zimmerman
1 ESM Alum: Alex Krawec
1 Whitesboro Alum: Austin Curtis
Other upstate players: Section V: TD Ierlan, Jared Conners, Mitch Schaefer, Section II: Stephen Reyfuss
The nine nominees for the first annual David Huntley Man of the Year Award follows in the order of team name: Scott Ratliff - Atlanta Blaze; Mitch Belisle - Boston Cannons; Kevin Crowley - Charlotte Hounds; Brian Phipps - Chesapeake Bayhawks; John Galloway - Dallas Rattlers; Josh Hawkins - Denver Outlaws; Steven Brooks - Florida Launch; Will Manny - New York Lizards; and Dominique Alexander - Ohio Machine.
The National Lacrosse League announced today that three members of the Rochester Knighthawks have been named league All-Pros. Goalie Matt Vinc and defenseman Graeme Hossack headlined the First Team, while forward Joe Resetarits earned Second Team honors.
The National Lacrosse League has released its All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams for the 2017-18 season. The All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams are headlined by forwards Kevin Crowley, Mark Matthews, and Robert Church, transition player Joey Cupido, defenseman Graeme Hossack, and goaltender Matt Vinc. Two All-Rookie Team members also took home additional honors as Zach Currier was named a member of the All-Pro Second Team and Jake Withers earned the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year award.
Bernie wants to know how he can help his daughter who plays lacrosse address a lack of social IQ among her teammates and coaches. In answering this caller’s questions, Host Fred Opie provides 3 keys to team growth that can be used for athletic teams, organizations, companies, departments, marriages, and businesses.
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