All proceeds will go toward helping Carthage Coach Kirk Ventiquattro offset expenses he accrues expenses on his mission to beat cancer. The lacrosse community has joined forces to help the Upstate New York coach, and you can help, too.
The six Section III girls lacrosse semifinals, originally set for Thursday night at various sites, have been pushed back to Friday night due to the number of games postponed or suspended by Tuesday's storms.
So many options. Take the finance job in New York City. Star for the hometown team in Major League Lacrosse. Transfer to another university, one outside the Ivy League, to circumvent all its rules and regulations and red tape. After breaking a bone in his foot last year, Rob Pannell returned this season as dominant or more so than before. Rob Pannell considered all of that for about two seconds last spring and narrowed his list of choices back to one.
With sixth period finished, AJ Fiore and some of his friends had food on their minds. Since upperclassmen were allowed to leave Ithaca High School's campus during seventh and eighth periods if they didn't have class, the group hopped into a car and made their way to the nearby Wegmans grocery store for a pre-lacrosse practice snack. As they were getting ready to sit down at the store to dive into their food, Fiore's cell phone went off. On the other end was a representative from Under Armour. Fiore, a senior, had been selected to compete in the 2009 Under Armour All-American game. "My jaw dropped," remembers Fiore.
Ask Matt Kerwick to talk about his 21-year coaching career and he will mention how fortunate he is to be involved with the game he loves. Ask Cornell’s players about Kerwick’s contributions in his first year as an assistant and they will mention how fortunate they are to have him.
For the first time in the 46-year history of RIT men’s lacrosse, the Tigers will play for a NCAA Division III National Championship. The Tigers will face Stevenson University on Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
When the game finally ended against Tufts in the 2011 NCAA Division III semifinals, the RIT players somberly headed toward their locker room after the customary handshakes. Despite being tied heading into the fourth quarter, the Tigers couldn't keep up with the defending champions, bowing 16-12 in their only loss of the year. Hobbling behind the rest of the team, dressed in street clothes and sporting protective leg apparatus, was a pair of players who were just as devastated as the rest of the team, even though they had both essentially missed the entire season due to injury.
Ken Stockmann has been breaking down Division III lacrosse all season. Here, he gives the Tale of the Tape for this weekend's DIII championship game of RIT vs. Stevenson, breaking it down unit-by-unit.
Becca Block much prefers where the Syracuse women's lacrosse team is now compared to where it was at the start of the year. Coming off a national championship appearance, the Orange started the year as the nation's No. 1 team. It lost three of its first eight games, though, albeit against top competition, to stumble out of the gates.
Entering this year, the Le Moyne men's lacrosse seniors had experienced one regular-season loss throughout their careers. They had also never lost to a Northeast-10 opponent before the postseason. After climbing to the top of the polls, though, the Dolphins lost two of three games, both to conference foes Merrimack and Adelphi.
The top-seeded Orange continues its quest for its 12th NCAA championship on Saturday, May 25 when it meets No. 4 seed Denver at Lincoln Financial Field in the national semifinals. The game marks the first NCAA postseason meeting between the two schools.
Dominic Lamolinara’s journey from Arnold to Philadelphia – the site of this weekend’s Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field – has gone a circuitous route, graduating from St. Mary’s to spending one year at Maryland to transferring to Syracuse to emerging as the Orange’s starting goalkeeper.
The redshirt freshman netted the game-winner in a 7-6 comeback win against Yale in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday. Donahue buried a feed from JoJo Marasco with 13 seconds left on the clock to send the Orange to the Final Four. The Orange take on Denver on Saturday.
The Orange are averaging 11.7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the country – a still healthy number that many other programs would love to boast. But unlike previous Syracuse incarnations that dared opponents to keep up with them as they galloped up and down the field like a pack of unbridled thoroughbreds, this year’s current squad is viewed as a more patient outfit, a group that prides itself on locking down opponents on defense and exhibiting patience on offense.
Andrew Wagner (Iroquois)of the #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team has been named 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Outstanding Defensive Player. This is Wagner's second straight year winning the William C. Schmeisser Award.
The rosters have been announced for the Division I/II USILA/LaxWorld North-South Game. The event is being played at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations of twenty-three players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country. In previous years, the national awards were selected by various leagues. This year, for the third year, the Head Coaches of thirty-seven teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.
“We really changed our offense after the 14-4 loss at their place,” said Holden, who is in his first season as Corning’s head coach. “We haven’t lost since and if you look at our offense since then, we’ve (increased) our goals per game and we’ve made other people dangerous.”
Brock Post scored eight goals and two assists as host Maine-Endwell cruised past Dryden, 15-8, in a Section 4 Class C first round boys lacrosse game on Tuesday. The Spartans jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead.
In a year of some big numbers put up in Western New York high school lacrosse, here is another one: 112 (and counting). Bishop Timon-St. Jude junior Connor Fields broke the state record for goals in a season today with his six-goal effort in the Tigers' 20-1 home victory over Nichols in the Monsignor Martin Association semifinals.
No. 5-seeded Saratoga was strong defensively for stretches of the game, and goalie Austin Degener stopped 14 shots. However, the Blue Streaks could not overcome prolonged offensive droughts, and No. 4 Guilderland emerged with a 9-6 victory on their home field.
For the third consecutive year, the Section II girls lacrosse championship for Class B has come down to Queensbury versus Burnt Hills. Two years ago, Burnt Hills took the sectional crown, and last year, it belonged to Queensbury.
Before they head out for Philadelphia for a national semifinal date with Maryland, team members Michelle Tumolo, Becca and Linley Block and Alyssa Constantino stopped by our studio for a live interview.
Traffic - Probably will be worst on Friday afternoon. Philly folks leave the city and suburbs and head to the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day weekend. The good news is the Phillies are on the road and there are no events scheduled at the Wells Fargo Center (home of the Flyers and Sixers). Still, you'll always encounter congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), Blue Route (I-476) and I-95.
Hardly anyone would second-guess Denver coach Bill Tierney if he elected to start Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against top-seeded Syracuse with junior goalkeeper Jamie Faus in the cage rather than opening with sophomore Ryan LaPlante as he has done in 17 of the team’s 18 contests this season . . .
But Tierney will not second-guess himself and announced during a conference call Tuesday morning that LaPlante will start against the Orange (15-3) with Faus spelling him for the second half.
Cornell junior face-off specialist Doug Tesoriero has the special mindset to excel at it. His teammates and coaches say Tesoriero’s excellence on draws has propelled Cornell to two victories against seeded teams and advancement to the Final Four this weekend at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
Sean and Kara Cannizzaro used to go to the Final Four with their family regularly growing up in Cazenovia. This year, their family will head to championship weekend to watch Sean and Kara take the field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce the introduction of the inaugural Pride Games, regional high school showcase tournaments, featuring players of advanced skill level to compete against players with similar skill level. Players in the Pride Games compete for spots to represent their hometown, state, region and school at the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic, June 30 - July 3 in Germantown, Maryland, where they will play with and against the top players in the nation.
Jim Berkman (Watertown) will be inducted as a truly great coach. He completed his 25th season as the head coach at Salisbury (Md.) University in 2013 and his year 26th overall as a head coach. Berkman is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history, with a 428-48 career record through the 2013 season.
Bill Miller (Hobart) will be inducted as a truly great player. He was a four-time All-American at Hobart (N.Y.) College, earning first team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991, and honorable mention status in 1988. Additionally, Miller was a two-time winner of both the USILA’s national Division III player of the year award and national attackman of the year award (1990, 1991).
Onondaga Community College's men's lacrosse program is on a historic run. The school recently wrapped up its fifth straight National Junior College Athletic Association championship last week, winning a college lacrosse-record 70th straight game. Lazers coach Chuck Wilbur, with the program since it launched in 2002, has amassed a record of 205-17 during that span. Central New York is a hotbed for lacrosse, and Wilbur is on a run that's never been seen before. What's his secret?
The IWLCA has honored senior student-athletes with selection to one of the 2013 North-South rosters. The 2013 event will take place at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Sunday, May 26. Game times are Division I - 11:30 am, Divsion II - 12:45 pm, and Division III - 2:00 pm.
The leading scorer for the Lakers every season since he arrived, [Brian] Scheetz (Canandaigua) broke the school record for points as a junior, and currently has 232 heading into Sunday's national championship game against Le Moyne. Still, he has only been a first-team All-American once, and it was last year when he had the lowest output (13 goals, 33 assists) of his college career.
The eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team's season continues this weekend when it takes on seventh-seeded Duke at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be the Big Red's fourth trip to championship weekend over the past seven seasons. In addition to being the seventh-seed, the Blue Devils are ranked fourth in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and upset second-seeded Notre Dame last weekend, 12-11.
When you play on Cornell but are not part of an offense headlined by two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist Rob Pannell and fellow senior attackman Steve Mock, it is easy to be overlooked. And that is just fine, according to senior defenseman Jason Noble.
After turning Princeton into an iconic men's lacrosse program, Bill Tierney left the team he had coached for 22 years to take on a new challenge at Denver. The Cortland graduate has already molded the Pioneers into a consistent power in the college lacrosse landscape. He has led Denver to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four years at the helm and has brought the school its first tournament victory and first two appearances in the Final Four.
John Desko said it was going to be close whether or not senior defensive midfielder Steve Ianzito can play Saturday in the Final Four. Ianzito's teammates, however, do not think there is any question. "I think you'd have to cut Steve's leg off for him not to play," junior Matt Pratt said. "I think he's going to be in there and he's going to be fine."
I’ve been covering lacrosse a while — Saturday will mark my 24th Final Four either as a journalist or fan. And I saw something after Syracuse’s 7-6 victory over Yale in an NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday at Byrd Stadium that I don’t think I had seen before. Early in the second quarter, Syracuse senior Steve Ianzito sustained a severe injury to his left ankle. He emerged for the second half on crutches. When the game ended . . .
Below, read some quotes and excerpts from the four Division I coaches still leading teams in the postseason: Cornell's Ben DeLuca, Denver's Bill Tierney, Duke's John Danowski, and Syracuse's John Desko.
Kevin Kelley (Buffalo) graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in marketing management. He played on Syracuse's NCAA Division I national championship team in 2000 and national runner-up squad in 1999. He played professionally for the Boston Cannons in 2003 and the Chicago Machine in 2006 in Major League Lacrosse.
Brett Queener has had a busy spring, entering his fifth season with the Hamilton Nationals and serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Syracuse women's lacrosse team where he works with the goalies.
From Section 3, Connor Cannizzaro - Cazenovia, Jordan Evans - Jamesville-DeWitt, Parker Ferrigan - Baldwinsviile, Scott Firman - Jamesville-DeWitt, plus Section 5's Nick Weston - Honeoye Falls and Section 6's Zed Williams - Silver Creek representing Upstate.
The 2013 Section Five Tournaments began today with Claus C out-bracket games for eight teams. While the top four seeds received a bye in the first round, teams seeded seven through twelve played today and all four of the top seeded teams won their games.
There are a number of hot teams in the boys lacrosse sectionals, but nobody is any hotter right now than Schuylerville. The Black Horses have not only been winning — 11 of their last 12 games — but they’ve been winning big, by a margin of 15-4 over their last nine games.
Here are some boys’ lacrosse highlights from the final week of the regular season (May 13-18). The Section II Tournament began this past Saturday with a few first round games. You can find updates to the brackets throughout the tournament on Sidelines.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a 2013 NLL Championship Parade on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The procession will start at The Blue Cross Arena and end at City Hall on Church Street. Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards will then hand Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres the Key to the City.
All season long, the Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team has its sights going where few Section VI teams have gone before. In order to get there, though, the Redskins will first have to pass some tests among Class A opponents.
It was a tough couple of weeks for Clarence High School lacrosse standout Alec Dietsch, missing three weeks of his senior season with mono. But the silver lining was that the Red Devils played well without him.
After St. Joe’s had stunned Timon in a controversial overtime victory which ended Timon’s 49-game win streak against fellow Monsignor Martin teams, the Tigers were determined to get their revenge, and they did just that with a 15-2 victory over the Marauders on Wednesday at Tift Field.
Level 2 Sports and Brine announce that the Maryland SoccerPlex will host the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, July 1 - July 3. Entering its sixth year, the tournament features more than 700 elite high school boys and girls from throughout the country representing their respective regions competing for a national championship.
Tickets for the men's and women's 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships are on sale now at the Carrier Dome Box Office and online at SUAthletics.com. The Syracuse men will face Denver in the national semifinals on Saturday, May 25 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Orange women are also in Philadelphia this weekend. They play Maryland in the NCAA semifinals Friday, May 24 at Villanova Stadium.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse starting attack trio of Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson were featured on NCAA On Campus, which was shot by Lee Nassau. NCAA On Campus is a video feature that captures special student-athletes during a team or player’s remarkable run in season.
Syracuse is back in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals. The Orange will play Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday in Philadelphia, and the winner will play for the national title on Monday. The game is on ESPN2. Here are six things you should know about Denver:
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division II have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
Have I mentioned that my older son Brian was the Brockport Student Government vice president this past year? Or that he was graduating this past weekend? Or that he played four years of lacrosse for the Golden Eagles? Or that he became a certified lacrosse official during that time? . . . Yeah, well it’s all true. And I couldn’t be more proud…
While both Division I and Division II boast five of six teams that have a national title to their credit, the NCAA's last child will be sending a pair of teams to Philly searching for their first crown. While the other two subsets will undoubtedly provide us the drama and competitiveness that we've come to expect on Memorial Day weekend, none will match the freshness of D-III.
Syracuse's men's lacrosse team will face Denver in the NCAA semifinals on Saturday. Eric Law scored with 13 seconds left to cap Denver's big comeback in a 12-11 win over North Carolina in an NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal Sunday. Syracuse also scored its winning goal on Saturday against Yale with 13 seconds left.
Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. So what is an authentic cheesesteak and where did it come from? Here’s the lowdown on this region’s favorite sandwich.
For the first time in the program's illustrious history, the RIT (19-2) men's lacrosse team will play for the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse national title thanks to Allister Warren's overtime goal with 1:55 left, giving the Tigers a 10-9 win over top seeded and previously undefeated SUNY Cortland (19-1) in the semifinals on Sunday. RIT will face the winner between Salisbury and Stevenson in the championship game on Sunday, May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Tigers, who dropped a 12-11 double-overtime game at Cortland earlier in the season, improved to 19-2 on the season and will play the winner of Salisbury at Stevenson in the national championship game next Sunday. The Red Dragons finished their season 19-1 after completing their second consecutive unbeaten regular season.
Senior captain David Lawson tallied a career-high five goals to lead Duke to a thrilling 12-11 comeback victory over No. 2 seed Notre Dame in front of 7,749 fans at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinal. The win launches Duke to its seventh straight championship weekend appearance and ninth overall in program history.
In the NCAA's first quarterfinal doubleheader foray away from the East Coast, college lacrosse's flag-bearer for the West created a lasting memory. Denver's Eric Law stuck a rebound off a Kieran Burke deflection of an Eric Adamson shot with 13 seconds left to lift the fourth-seeded Pioneers to an improbable 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in a quarterfinal at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday.
For the last minute of the game, Tumolo took the field, caught two passes and passed them along. Tumolo – who has yet to have her torn ACL surgically repaired – wasn’t going to see any meaningful playing time, but she received one last chance to play on the Carrier Dome turf.
"I really thought I canned it," Oberbeck said. "Some breaks just don't go your way. I thought I scored." He would have given the Bulldogs a one-goal advantage, but Syracuse goalie Dom Lamolinara read the play perfectly and stuffed Oberbeck on the doorstep. Top-seeded Syracuse scored the go-ahead goal on the ensuing possession and held on for a 7-6 win Saturday in Byrd Stadium to advance to the Final Four.
Mock set a career high with seven goals — all in the first half — to tie the all-time postseason school record (Mike French scored seven in 1976 against Maryland). Pannell finished with two goals and six assists to move into second place on the all-time NCAA Division I scoring list.
Junior attackman Eric Soderquist totaled eight points, including four goals, and sophomore midfielder Noah Taylor scored three goals and assisted on two others as the fourth-seeded Cyclones downed the fifth-seeded Warriors, 17-11 in a Section 3 quarterfinal in Class B at Watertown High School.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team dominated in every facet of the game and advanced to the program's fourth NCAA Final Four in the last eight years with a 16-6 victory over No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. The Big Red improved to 14-3, while OSU's season ends at 13-4.
Cornell made its first statement of the NCAA tournament last week by blowing out a seasoned playoff team in the University of Maryland. On Saturday, the unseeded Big Red returned to the same field to administer a second knockout blow, and this time the victim was a relative newcomer to the postseason scene.
Top seed Syracuse (15-3) scored three goals in the final 3 minutes and 4 seconds to rally for a 7-6 NCAA quarterfinal victory against Yale (12-5) at Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 18. The Orange advances to its 27th NCAA Final Four next weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Syracuse's senior class is finally making a long-awaited trip to the final four. A freshman's game-winner on Saturday made it happen. Dylan Donahue scored with 13 seconds remaining as the top-seeded Orange slipped past Yale 7-6 in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Byrd Stadium.
Syracuse punched its ticket to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four with a 13-9 victory against Florida on Saturday, May 18 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange will make its second straight appearance in the national semifinals and fourth since 2008. Syracuse, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, will face top-seeded and undefeated Maryland on Friday, May 24 at Villanova University.
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) and sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) each scored five goals to lead the third-ranked and third-seeded Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 16-13 win over fourth-ranked and top-seeded Adelphi University on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Championships at Motamed Field.
Tickets for NCAA Men's Lacrosse championship weekend are on sale through Cornell's Athletic Ticket Office online. Click here to access the link. All session tickets include seats for both Division I semifinals on Saturday, the Division II and Division III finals on Sunday, and the Division I final on Monday.
The nationally top-ranked and defending Div. III champion Trinity College women's lacrosse team scored the game's final three goals and defeated fourth-ranked Cortland, 8-6, Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Semifinals at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills, Md.
The RIT (18-2) men's lacrosse team will face SUNY Cortland (19-0) in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm Cortland, New York. It is the Tigers second appearance in three years in the national semifinals.
For the second time in three years, the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team will play for the NCAA Championship. The tale of how the Lakers advanced to the title game will echo throughout Tullio Field for years to come. Deven Alves (Canandaigua) scored with 2:56 left in overtime, giving #1 Mercyhurst an 18-17 win over #2 Limestone in a classic NCAA Tournament Semifinal Saturday afternoon.
It was like deju vu, one year later, for the Christian Brothers Academy lacrosse team. With less than three minutes left to play at Alibrandi Stadium, the Brothers were staring at a three-goal deficit against Marcellus, the same team that had knocked them from last year's Class C sectional quarterfinals. Only this time it didn't happen.
The Onondaga Central High School girls lacrosse team has never played in the Section III tournament until Saturday. If the Tigers were intimidated by the moment, there was not a hint of evidence on the field.
Last season Cazenovia's girls lacrosse team entered the Class C playoffs as the No. 9 seed and upset No. 8 Marcellus in the first round. This year the Lakers saw the tables turned, being upset by No. 9 General Brown 16-15 in a back-and-forth game. The Lakers led 8-7 at halftime but Emily Amell's free position goal with less than a minute to play gave the visitors the victory.
Area girls lacrosse teams will take the field early next week with their seasons on the line as the Section III playoffs get underway. In Class B, Jamesville-DeWitt, the no. 4 seed, has a chance, if it beats no. 5 seed Auburn in Tuesday’s opening round, to get a shot at top seed Christian Brothers Academy, who has a first-round bye, in Thursday's semifinals at Chittenango.
The seedings and brackets for the Section II boys lacrosse tournament were released on Friday morning and while the pairings will certainly produce some solid games, there aren’t too many surprises on the list.
Beginning in the 2002 season, the Shenendehowa boys' lacrosse team has hoisted five Section II Tournament plaques . . . But in 2012, Shenendehowa's attempt to bring home its sixth title in 11 years was denied by Suburban Council foe Niskayuna, which dropped from Class A to Class B this season.
The South Glens Falls girls lacrosse team saw the 2013 season end on Tuesday afternoon, but couldn’t find it in themselves to be completely disappointed. The Bulldogs (5-5, 5-8) dropped a 16-11 decision to Averill Park (3-11, 6-11) in a Class B quarterfinal matchup, but for the majority of the game, South High kept the Warriors in check and that was enough to keep spirits high after the final whistle.
Yale goalie Eric Natale doesn't want his dream to become a nightmare. During most of his childhood days while playing for the Gamber recreation program in Westminster, he dreamed of playing in a NCAA Division I tournament game against one of the top teams in the country. He gets to live that out at 3 p.m. Saturday at Byrd Stadium when unseeded Yale (12-4) plays No. 1 Syracuse (14-3) in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals.
Well, the NJCAA lacrosse season is officially over. As many thought would happen earlier in the year, Onondaga CC won out, and took home their fifth straight national title. They finished up at 18-0, and currently hold the all-time record in all of college lacrosse for consecutive wins with 70. If 2014 is anything like 2013, we can expect the Lazers to add to that already impressive total.
Hamilton College women's lacrosse player Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was selected to the 2013 Capital One Division III Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team for District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on May 16.
The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will share the Champion’s Cup with thousands of fans Monday morning. For the second straight year, the Knighthawks will show off their newest hardware at the annual Bread and Cheese Day Parade in Six Nations.
The undefeated, 3-0, Denver Outlaws debut at home this weekend, hosting the 1-2, Rochester Rattlers. Both teams are coming off a win from last week, and will look to enhance their early resumes. The match will face off at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network starting at 10:00 p.m. on a one-hour tape delay.
US Lacrosse today announced the tryout process for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its gold medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Open applications will be available June 1, with tryouts to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
A spot in the national semifinals will be at stake when Syracuse hosts Florida in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 18. Opening draw in the Carrier Dome is set for 2 p.m. The Orange, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, enters the contest with a 17-3 record, while the Gators are the No. 5 seed and are 18-2 this season.
Orange sophomore attackman Kevin Rice was named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's At-Large First Team on Friday, May 17. By virtue of his placement on the district's first team, Rice's name will be forwarded to the national Academic All-America ballot to be voted upon by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Enrollment is open for the 2013 Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Camps, which will take place in June and July. The Nike Cup Team Tournament runs July 1-4 and the Elite Lacrosse Camp is scheduled for July 26-28.
All four of the coaches remaining in the NCAA Division II field are experienced in postseason preparation. Le Moyne's Dan Sheehan has led his program to the national championship game six times, pocketing three titles. Mercyhurst's Chris Ryan has two visits and one crown. Both J.B. Clarke of Limestone ('12) and Adelphi's Gordon Purdie ('11) have guided their programs to Memorial Day weekend.
The America East Player of the Year, Thompson, had one of the best seasons a collegiate player has ever had. The sophomore attacker racked up 113 points on 50 goals and 63 assists, which set an America East single-season record and finished just one point shy of the NCAA all-time mark set by UMBC's Steve Marohl in 1992. He also led Albany to the America East title by tallying a championship-record 15 points in two games en route to earning Most Outstanding Player honors.
The root of the rivalries isn't hard to find. Two schools residing in the same state, located just over 100 miles away from each and with a rich history of competition. But is there another component? When Stevenson hosts Salisbury and Cortland entertains RIT, could there be some recruiting repercussions, as well? From what the coaches are saying, there are mixed messages with the Sea Gulls and Mustangs while there is a mild consensus between the Tigers and Red Dragons.
It’s been a busy 10 days for North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro. The senior co-captain from Cazenovia, N.Y., has picked up individual honors, a diploma and an NCAA tournament victory in quick order. Saturday she can keep the run going when the third-seeded Tar Heels host ACC rival Virginia in a NCAA quarterfinal at Fetzer Field at 1 p.m.
The adage goes that it’s very tough to beat a team three times in one season. However, in earning a spot in the Section II Class A championship game, Shaker girls lacrosse did just that. The No. 2 Blue Bison scored nine straight goals Wednesday and never looked back in cruising to a 15-6 victory over No. 3 Shenendehowa.
The Borrelli Award will be presented to the top senior boys player and top senior girls player in Western New York. Last year's award went to Josh Babcock of Hambug. Previous boys winners have been: Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park), Chris Kane (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) and Brian Sullivan (Bishop Timon-St. Jude).
NXTsports is excited to announce a collaboration with Nike under which NXT and Nike will team up to spread the game of Trashcan Lacrosse, the wildly popular two-on-two pickup version of lacrosse. Nike will support NXT’s inaugural Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, taking place Saturday, May 25th from 10am-2pm at FDR Park in South Philadelphia near Lincoln Financial Field and the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Honestly, I didn’t see this one coming. I’d guess that among those who follow lacrosse closely in Section IV, there were many others like me who were equally stunned to see Tuesday’s final score at Memorial Stadium: Corning Hawks 13, Ithaca Little Red 11.
Price Chopper in cooperation with School Sports Media™, a leader in sponsored school sports marketing, announced today that it has agreed for the 2nd year in a row to sponsor the Section III Boys & Girls Lacrosse finals in Syracuse, NY.
Seeded sixth in very difficult Section III Class C boys lacrosse bracket, reigning champion Homer showed it is still a force to be reckoned with by beating No. 11 Immaculate Heart Central 18-2 in the first round on Thursday.
Grand Island, Lewiston-Porter and Wilson will load up the buses on their way to playoff games today, while Niagara-Wheatfield earned itself a first-round bye and a home contest in next Tuesday's quarterfinals.
Only a sophomore and it is already old hat for Kesley Richardson. The starting goalie for the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team is set to go between the pipes in the national quarterfinal against Florida at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carrier Dome — and she has been there before.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team is coming off one of their most efficient offensive performances of the year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Bryant. The Orange put 22 of its 30 shots on goal and turned the ball over only seven times. It could patiently move the ball around Bryant's zone defense until something opened up. Against Yale, the offense will be significantly less methodical.
Syracuse senior Becca Block has been named the Defender of the Year by SynapseSports.com. Block and junior Alyssa Murray were named to the website's All-America First Team, while senior Bridget Daley and freshman Kayla Treanor were second-team honorees. In addition, senior Michelle Tumolo was a third-team All-America selection, and Treanor was named to the All-Rookie Team.
The Florida women's lacrosse team has been around for only four years. They have played Syracuse only four times. But in that brief history between the teams, the Orange and Gators have built a rivalry. "I don't know what happened," junior goalie Alyssa Costantino said. "I think we're both emotional teams. When we come together, we clash."
The RIT (18-2) men's lacrosse team will face SUNY Cortland (19-0) in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm Cortland, New York. It is the Tigers second appearance in three years in the national semifinals.
The top-seeded Orange continues its quest for its 12th NCAA championship on Saturday, May 18 when it meets Ivy League champion Yale at 3 p.m. at Byrd Stadium in the quarterfinal round. It will mark the second postseason meeting between the two schools. The Orange defeated the Bulldogs in the 1992 quarters, 17-8, on its way to an appearance in the national championship game.
This week, there isn't as much speculation over who between Imbordino, Meurer and Haus will draw the assignment — one because fans aren't as familiar with those guys as they are with the Terps' defense and two because Ohio State is much more likely to employ multiple strategies to slow down Pannell, as opposed to trying to playing him straight up.
It’s pretty odd to hear a former high school lacrosse All-American admit that he wasn’t very good at the game four years ago. But that type of humility is common for Cornell senior long-stick midfielder Thomas Keith. And it’s one of the major reasons that the Long Island native has emerged as one of the unsung heroes and quiet leaders for the Big Red men’s team.(Video available 2:36)
Limestone’s Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan) recently finished production on “The Last Flapper,” a one-woman play set in a sanatorium during the last day of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life. Throughout this process Queener was also playing attack for the the second-ranked women’s lacrosse team in Division II, a team with plans this weekend to win its first-ever NCAA tournament on the campus of Stevenson in Owings Mills, Md.
Cheap shots, taunts and being treated inferior by her teammates was how Massena senior Erin Francis began her lacrosse career. Francis, a native of Akwesasne, started out playing on boys box lacrosse teams — an indoor version of the sport played on a surface about the size of a hockey rink.
The RIT (18-2) men’s lacrosse team jumped out a 10-3 halftime lead and advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship with a 14-5 win over Tufts University (16-5) in the quarterfinals from Tiger Stadium on a warm, breezy, Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers, ranked third in the final USILA Division III pool, will face No. 1 and undefeated SUNY Cortland in the National Semifinals on Sunday, May 19 in Cortland, NY. RIT has now won 12 straight games.
Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Rob Pannell is the Big Red's field general and always seems to have a hand in the offense's production. The other five members of that unit, however, have also helped the offense become one of the best in the nation while opening things up for their star player in the process.
The rest of the Le Moyne men's lacrosse team will not blame Jeff White for its loss in the 2012 Final Four. White, though, does not mince words when looking back on that game. "It was probably the worst game I played, not even at Le Moyne, just ever," he said. "I just didn't bring it that day."
Head coach Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne) is in his 10th season at the helm and with his background, it is no surprise Yale thrives on the defensive end. He played at Le Moyne for four years as a defenseman from 1991-1994 after graduating from Cortland High and was the defensive coordinator at Massachusetts before taking over the Bulldogs.
LaFayette coach Mike Riese takes a look at the tough Class C sectional playoff bracket and doesn't see an easy path. "There's a legitimate 6-7 teams that can win it," said Riese, whose Lancers got the distinction of being the No. 1 seed in the 14-team playoff that starts Thursday with first-round games at the higher-seed's field.
Section 3 Boys Brackets
On the strength of its 15-1 regular season, Carthage has been seeded second in the Section 3 boys lacrosse tournament in Class B. The Comets, who went undefeated in the Frontier League this season at 12-0 and won the “A” Division title, receives a bye into the semifinal round.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the order of the 2013 NLL Entry Draft for the 2014 season. The Minnesota Swarm have a league-high nine draft picks highlighted by four first-round selections for the second-straight year, this time including the first two overall picks. Five more teams are set to draft in the first round while the Buffalo Bandits (10th overall), Philadelphia Wings (19th overall) and back-to-back champion Rochester Knighthawks (27th overall), who have a league-low four picks, will make their first selections in the later rounds.
The nationally top-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team out scored Western New England University, 7-2, in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals Wednesday night at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 19-0 on the season and will face RIT in a national semifinal game on Sunday. The Tigers defeated Tufts, 14-5, in a quarterfinal game also on Wednesday.
Senior Becca Block, junior Alyssa Murray and freshman Kayla Treanor have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America First Team. The three first-team All-America selections match the program's highest total set last season.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2013. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on May 25, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
The eighth-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team's season continues this weekend when it takes on third-seeded Ohio State at Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. The game will be the Big Red's third NCAA quarterfinal appearance in the past four seasons. In addition to being the third-seed, the Buckeyes are also ranked third in the current USILA Coaches' Poll and earned the ECAC's automatic bid by winning the conference tournament. The game can be viewed by a nation-wide audience on ESPN2.
Not many teams have a pregame ritual like Carthage. It starts with AC/DC, an always stirring speech by Coach V, and then welcoming their veteran manager, 53 year old Kevin Cooke. Kevin has Down syndrome.
A slew of defeats – some close, others not so much – had the Liverpool boys lacrosse team in what looked like a vulnerable position. True, the Warriors were defending Section III Class A champions, about to see whether it could repeat as the sectional playoffs loomed. But it had to face 9-6 Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday night at LHS Stadium, another side looking for a signature victory to build on.
Whatever happened to the Westhill boys lacrosse team in the Section III Class C playoffs, it had already proved a memorable and historic season. The Warriors set a school record with 14 wins, and when it fought off Chittenango 12-8 Tuesday night, it clinched the outright OHSL Liberty division title for the first time.
On April 27, the multi-purpose field at Manhasset Valley Park was dedicated to the athletic achievements of Jim Brown, a stellar Manhasset High School alumni. Seventy years ago Brown moved to Manhasset at age eight, and eventually amazed everyone with his record-breaking athletic achievements, spreading his 13 varsity letters over five sports: football, lacrosse, basketball, track, and baseball.
Daring personnel moves by general manager Curt Styres and the lineup orchestrations of head coach Mike Hasen have brought the Rochester Knighthawks to where they are today: 2012 and 2013 NLL champions — the first team in 10 years to do the double.
Tyler Prevost, IHC and OCC alum, leads the Le Moyne men in points as the Dolphins prepare to head to Long Island to face LIU Post (formerly CW Post) on Saturday. This shot courtesy photographer Chris Beavers.