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Girls & Adults play on Saturday, February 23rd - Girls 1/2 • Girls 3/4 • Girls 5/6 • Girls 7/8 • JV Girls • HS Girls
Boys play on Sunday, February 24th - Boys 1/2• Boys 3/4 • Boys 5/6 • Boys 7/8 • JV Boys • HS Boys
"As a former captain (James Madison), Hanna brings leadership and organizational skills to her role as our operations intern," Graap said. :She carries herself with the confidence of a national champion, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have her on staff."
Along with her experience as a four-year letter winner, Haven has coached of the Salt City Snipers Lacrosse Club since 2017 and coached the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club for two years. During her collegiate career, Haven worked lacrosse camps at Syracuse and James Madison.
When Kathy Taylor took over the Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team in 2015, she often spoke of reaching the top of the mountain. Together, she and the players worked hard on the ground every fall in preparation for their annual climb in the spring. And after a few seasons of getting close to the top, they finally reached the summit in 2018. Maybe that’s why the announcement that Taylor would be leaving the program for Colgate this past June came as such a shock.
US Lacrosse has produced a series of short videos that are designed to assist Urban Lacrosse Alliance program leaders in various aspects of administering a program. The videos are all between four to five minutes in length, and available for viewing and download on the US Lacrosse web site.
Alright, we’re all well aware that Lyle Thompson is arguably the best lacrosse player in the world. We’re also aware that the LAXNAI box lacrosse tournament begins today. Check out highlights from Lyle’s performance in the gold medal match at last year’s tournament.
Hall of Famers Kevin “Cooker” Cook attended Levittown Division High School with Hall of Famer Gary Byrne. Cook then played two years at Nassau Community College where he won a Junior College National Championship. He played his final two years of collegiate lacrosse at Cornell where he earned All Americans honors. Cook is a 1990 and 1994 US National team selection. Cook is a member of the national Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
SPARKS, Md. — The top lacrosse teams in the world will collide at the US Lacrosse Fall Classic from Oct. 18-20 with Lax Sports Network carrying all of the action.
LSN will carry 10 games over the weekend from US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., starting with rematches from the last two World Lacrosse championship games at the senior level.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's lacrosse fans will have an opportunity to preview the 2020 Big Red squad this weekend when the team squares off against Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's High School in Huntington, N.Y.
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed Zac Reid to a one-year contract for the 2019-20 NLL season, pending league approval.
After being on board with Denver since September 2018, IL's No. 3 senior Owen Hiltz (Culver, Ind.) will play his college lacrosse at Syracuse, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse.
The electrifying left-handed playmaker from Peterborough (Ont.) was recruited hard by new 'Cuse offensive coordinator Pat March, who was hired away from Princeton just after Labor Day. March coached several fellow Culver Canadians in Zach Currier, Riley Thompson, Luc Anderson and Jake Stevens during his tenure with the Tigers.
World Lacrosse announced new rules for women’s lacrosse effective Jan. 1, 2020 that include the allowing of free movement, simpler stick requirements and allowing defensive players to run through the goal circle.
[Alyssa] Treanor (Niskayuna) previously served as an assistant coach with the Dutchwomen from 2016-18. In her first season with the team in 2016, Union was ranked as high as 18th nationally and posted an 8-1 mark in Liberty League play.
One of the many things that separated the PLL from other leagues was the implementation of new rules such as the 52 second shot clock and a shorter field. As the inaugural season kicked off, many wondered how the new league with new rules would look and how it would affect the outcomes and stats of each game.
Now with the inaugural season in the books and the Whipsnakes being crowned the Champions, here is a breakdown of the 2019 season by the numbers. We added charts and graphs to visualize the data.
Le Moyne College Head Coach Dan Sheehan picked up two more section five players who have committed to play after graduation this spring. Committing to the Dolphins are Geneva defenseman Jagger Kerr and senior midfielder Seth Benedict from Marcus Whitman.
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. head coach John Danowski has named 27 players that will represent the United States men’s national team in the 2019 Fall Classic from Oct. 18-20 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
The roster includes six players — Trevor Baptiste, Greg Gurenlian, John Haus, Will Haus, Marcus Holman and Rob Pannell — that were on the final 23-man roster that won gold at the World Lacrosse championship in the summer of 2018 in Netanya, Israel. The majority of the remaining players competed on the training team leading up to the world championship.
Brockport, N.Y. – Two Brockport Golden Eagles, Head Coach Ben Wineburg and former student-athlete John Natti '72, will be inducted into the Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Friday, November 1st at Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, NY.
Two Monster Elite Girls Make Commitments
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Monster Proud: Meghan Marangola (Brighton 2021) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Harvard University, while Alea Javorowsky (Pal Mac 2021) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at the University of Indianapolis.
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The Red Foxes came out like an absolute buzzsaw to start Saturday. The unofficial final was 18-6 against Navy before dropping the 23-10 game against Lehigh.
Where last year, Marist really found its identity late in the season, pushing its way to a MAAC championship and an NCAA Tournament berth, it feels like a team ready to hit the ground running, confident and sure of its identity at this point in 2019.
Lyle Thompson's story, narrated by Notah Begay III. From living without running water and electricity to being the most dominant lacrosse player on the planet, Lyle Thompson has had a unique trajectory.
Selected second overall by the Knighthawks in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft, Rees spent the past four seasons at Stony Brook University (NCAA), where he totaled 15 goals and seven assists for 22 points in addition to 164 ground balls in 51 career games for the Seawolves. A two-time team captain, Rees was named the 2019 America East Defensive Player of the Year after recording four points (3+1) and causing 10 turnovers during his senior campaign.
Halls (6’0”, 200 lbs., 9/25/1999) signs with the Bandits after being drafted by the team in the fourth round (60th overall) of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft. Halls joins the professional ranks after spending the last three seasons (2017 to 2019) playing for the Orangeville Northmen of the OJALL.
The Onondaga Nation built its beautiful state-of-the-art Fieldhouse back in 2015, finished just in time to host the FIL Box Lacrosse Championships. In what seems like the blink of an eye, here we are four years later, another (now World Lacrosse) Box Championship complete.
DENVER — With 7:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Major League Lacrosse championship game Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Ryan Lee received a pass from Kyle Pless in transition, shot and scored, giving the Denver Outlaws a 9-8 lead over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It was Denver’s first lead of the game and its sixth consecutive goal since the start of the second half.
For the Bayhawks players, however, it wasn’t time to panic; it was just time to dig deeper.
There may still be months to wait until the 2020 lacrosse season officially begins, but on Saturday night in Cortland, two lacrosse powers went head-to-head in a fall scrimmage that felt like a late-spring matchup.
A large crowd was on hand to see the battle, which saw Denver and Syracuse play to a 15-15 tie. The Orange held a 15-11 lead late into the fourth quarter when the teams began subbing more freely.
The 27 year old prolific scoring attackman led the MLL in scoring with 73 points on the season (46 goals, 27 assists) in 15 games played. His performance helped lead the Bayhawks to a 10-6 record and the top spot in the standings heading into the playoffs.
From mid-September through October, your favorite teams return to the field for a period of self-discovery. New rules are in play, freshmen and transfers look to make their mark, coaches emphasize skills and teambuilding, players returning from injuries try to shake off the rust and we get to ruminate on what it all means when the real games start in the spring.
It seems like there has been more and more negative news about officiating and people recently leaving the avocation for a myriad of reasons. Low pay, time commitment, sportsmanship issues and other issues. While there is definitely validity to those issues (some more so than others), here is why I think more people should say yes to officiating and become an official.
“May is earned in September.” It’s one of the mottos the Syracuse lacrosse team follows as the players work out during the first month of fall, scrimmage against each other, bond and plan ahead to the regular season and the quest to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2013.
Syracuse rebounded from a disappointing 2018 season with a top-five season and NCAA Quarterfinal appearance — defying uncharacteristically low expectations with a No. 11 preseason ranking. The Orange are aiming higher in 2020.
Hobart Hall of Famer Tom Grimaldi is a native of Corning, New York, a western New York lacrosse hotbed. He helped Hobart win four straight national championships during his playing days for the Statesmen. He also earned All-American honors, Attackman of the Year, and National Player of the Year. He is a member of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Hall of Fame. Grimaldi played for Hall of Fame coach Dave Urick who is been inducted this weekend into the inaugural class of the Cortland State Cradle of Coaches Hall of Fame. We unpacked is Grimaldi's oral history today on the Fred Opie Show.
The U.S. women’s team, the reigning world champions, will face 2017 silver medalist Canada in the opening day of the three-day event at US Lacrosse on Friday, Oct. 18. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the U.S. takes on reigning NCAA champion Maryland and on Sunday, Oct. 20, the U.S. and Canada will play an exhibition using the trial rules developed by World Lacrosse.
Welcome to the wood shop, everybody. Today, we’re going to talk about the LASNAI Sportsmanship Award. So, I was talking to Conor Wilson, and I wanted to see if there was anything that he needed one of my sticks for, because I’m not actually making it to LASNAI this year.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Dylan Donahue to a one-year deal, pending league approval.
Donahue (5’9”, 180 lbs., 5/6/1993) joins the Bandits after spending the summer season with the Onondaga Redhawks of the Can-Am Lacrosse League, recording nine points (4+5) in two regular-season games. He spent the previous three seasons playing in the Major League Lacrosse with both the Charlotte Hounds and Atlanta Blaze after being selected with the second-overall pick by the Hounds in the 2016 MLL Draft.
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed defenseman Logan Monroe to a two-year contract. The transaction is pending league approval.
Monroe recently completed a four-year collegiate career at Canisius College (MAAC), earning All-MAAC First Team honors in 2017 and 2018 and All-MAAC Second Team laurels in 2019. In 60 games with the Griffins, Monroe collected 95 ground balls while adding four assists.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, and assistant coach Connor Buczek '15 guided the U.S. men's lacrosse indoor team to its fifth straight bronze medal at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which wrapped up Saturday in Langley, British Columbia.
ALBANY — Back to normal. Months out from his team’s first game of the 2020 season, that’s how University at Albany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr views the status of his program after a couple weeks of fall practices.
I first met Jim Onacki when he transferred from OCC to Oswego State back around 1980 or so. It might have been my sophomore or even junior year; not exactly certain.
What I do remember still – after almost 40 years – are the laughs… and maybe the best example of a true team player I’ve ever met. That sounds very clichéd, but if you know Jim, you also know that I’m not exaggerating one bit.
Most Valuable Player: Forward – Cody Jamieson, IroquoisAll-World Team
Forward – Mark Matthews, Canada
Forward – Randy Staats, Iroquois
Transition – Joel White, USA
Defense – Graeme Hossack, Canada
Defense – Kyle Rubisch, Canada
Goalie – Mike Poulin, Canada
Forward – Robert Raittila, Finland
Forward – Matthew Taylor, Australia
Transition – Adrian Balasch, Austria
Defense – David Beckmann, Germany
Defense – Markus Mattila, Finland
Goalie – Craig Wende, Germany
“Much like the Iroquois, we wanted gold,” coach Regy Thorpe said. “Canada and Iroquois are tough. Iroquois is chasing Canada and we’re chasing both of them. Then other teams are starting to chase us. Everyone is getting better.”
After a well-deserved summer, college lacrosse teams have reconvened to start the academic year. Every team has some new faces in brand new places, while a couple of teams begin to adjust to Division I life. Most programs will play against other teams or against their alumni during the fall, but those games won’t count toward their record. It’s a way to get better at lacrosse as well as getting to know personnel and new styles of play.
Section Five was well represented in the 2019 Men's Indoor World Championships in September. Penn Yan Head Coach, Brian Hobart, sent along an alumni snapshot taken after the USA team look the bronze medal.
The 1972 Hobart College lacrosse team will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Hall of Fame on Nov. 1, 2019. The celebration will be held at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, N.Y., beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner and the presentation of the inductees.
ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Alf Jacques guesses he’s made almost 85,000 lacrosse sticks.
“You see in the tree that lacrosse stick in that tree. You gotta know where it is and how to get it out,” Jacques said.
LOUDONVILLE — For a little more than three weeks already, the Siena College women’s lacrosse team has conducted fall-ball practices, working to build off the momentum of last spring’s program-best season.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed defenseman/transition player Brent Noseworthy to a two-year deal. The team also signed defensemen Reid Acton and Chukwuemeka Okaeme, and goaltender Joel Watson to one-year deals.
Cortland State Head Coach Steve Beville shares his oral history from playing for Hall of Fame coach Mike Messer, Shove Park, working lacrosse camps with Hall of Fame coaches such as Dave Urick, and becoming a head coach at 26.
The allowance for free movement by players on a whistle or stoppage of play has been approved for the US Lacrosse Girls’ Youth Rules, beginning in 2020, consistent with the change that was approved earlier for the high school girls’ lacrosse rules in 2020.
Two coaches who've combined for 657 wins, 12 NCAA titles and the two highest winning percentages of any active DI coaches will have their programs square off in a fall scrimmage hosted by SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has agreed to two-year deals with forwards Matt Vangalen, Bradley Voigt and Alec Simons; defensemen Dustyn Pratt, Sean Darroch and Tyler Biles; and transition players Carter Badour, Thomas Whitty and Cory Highfield. All transactions are pending league approval.
From 2009-12, Rashaun Durden (Williamsville East) was one of the finest defensive players in the SUNYAC and proved to be one of the best in SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse history.
Durden grew up in a military family and lived in many different locations. He resided in the South, Germany and later moved to Buffalo. He was always a tough competitor and played many other sports, but primarily soccer and basketball.
Lacrosse isn’t just a high school and college sport; it’s also rich in history dating back to the Iroquois Nation and the Central New York Community.
Master Stick Maker Alf Jacques has made it his mission to educate others on the importance of the sport and its origins. Along with stick demonstrations, he will showcase a variety of lacrosse style sticks from box lacrosse, old and new and old fashioned Iroquois sticks at the annual event.
Just over a year ago, fifth year senior Mike Dedvukaj and Kyle Dizon ‘21 were just teammates on the lacrosse team. Today, they are partners in a streetwear clothing brand with aspirations to land on the shelves of retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Pacsun.
I visited three programs in the early stages of the nontraditional season. Each coaching staff was in different years in their tenure at their respective schools. The subtle contrast in style was a reflection of that. Like all collegiate coaches, these three staffs led with their heart and were passionate about their student-athletes. These two values are the common thread between all collegiate coaches across the country.
In a unique edition of Lacrosse Classified, Evan and Jake are taping at the same location for the first time ever as they are both at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Langley, BC. Jim Scherr and Blaze Riorden join us on the show.
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame will welcome new Hall of Famemembers with the induction of John Natti, Jim Paris, Carly Richlin, Ben Wineburg and the 1972 Hobart Mens Team as the class of 2019. The 26th Annual US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 1st at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.
"We are excited to add this group of young men to the program, they represent the growth of lacrosse hailing from eight different states and two provinces," Miyashita said. "Throughout the recruiting process, each of their lacrosse talent was demonstrated on the field, but more importantly their character and commitment to being a student-athlete and a positive member to the Canisius community showed. Our staff and returners look forward to having them on the field and making contributions to the program for the next four years."
The most veteran player on the U.S. offense with seven years of NLL experience, Resetarits is the leader of the unit. He’s the straw that stirs the drink. His vision and skilled passing have helped U.S. shooters earn better looks at the cage game after game.
You can now order your tickets to the 2019 Upstate Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame Induction Dinner being held on Sunday, Ocober 27, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse. The inductees include Josh Coffman, Ron Fraser, Sarah Kellner, Jeff Klodzen, Kenny Nims, Matt Riter, Andy Shay, Greg Tarbell, Lars Tiffany, and John Tillman. The order form for payment by check or credit card can be downloaded here.
If you would like to congratulate the inductees and support the ULF by placing an ad in the Induction Dinner Program, you can find information on how to do that