Wednesday October 21, 2020

2021 TOURNAMENTS

We will begin listing 2021 Upstate NY tournaments on November 1st. Beginning now all Upstate NY tournament information will need to be sent to . . . editor.justlacrosse@gmail.com
. . . in order to be listed.

Updated information for 2020 tournaments should also be sent there when available.

2020 Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival

September 25 - 27 / Ellicottville NY

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Girls

September 27 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Boys

October 3 / Everest Park / Auburn NY

2020 Upstate Lacrosse Festival

October 10 - 12 / Fayetteville-Manlius HS

2020 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Girls

October 25 / Everest Park / Auburn NY



9:45AM
from Athletes Unlimited
US National Team Members Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna/Syracuse), Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse), Meg Douty, Caylee Waters, Emily Parros, and Amanda Johansen Among The World’s Top Players Confirmed to Compete

from Paul Carcaterra
Paul Carcaterra knows the game of lacrosse. He played at Syracuse in the mid-90s, capturing a national championship in 1995 and earning All-American honors in 1997. Since graduating from Syracuse, Carcaterra has established himself as one of the premier voices in the sport with his work on ESPN and as the host of US Lacrosse Magazine's storytelling podcast, "Overtime."

from US Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. women’s national team head coach Jenny Levy and her staff have announced that 50 players have been invited to the official tryout for the U.S. team that will represent the country in the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

The world championship will be hosted by US Lacrosse from July 7-17 at Towson University in Towson, Md., marking the first time the event has been held in the United States since 2005.

from BLaxFive.net
Webster Thomas is in need of new JV Head and JV Assistant Coaches. If interested, please check out the posting at . . .

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Vestal 2021 attack/midfield Kiley Marconi of Orange Crush Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Kent State University.

Monday October 19, 2020 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Yes, I started playing lacrosse in elementary school, and it was the first organized sport introduced to me. But I was also a voracious reader by then, too. My Saturday mornings weren’t filled with cartoons – that’s when I stayed in bed and read. I can still see my elementary school library, my middle school library, and my high school library – where I spent most of my study halls. I can also picture the librarians for each.

from US Lacrosse
When it comes to dealing with misbehavior on your team, it can be tempting to label kids as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and ‘bullies’ or ‘victims.’ But rarely is real life that simple, and more often than not, bullying behaviors are driven by a need that a child has that’s not being met.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Rye 2022 faceoff/midfielder John Hartzell of Predators Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Notre Dame Green Pond (PA) 2022 goalie Cristofero Cucciuffo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University.


Friday October 16, 2020 10:15AM
from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – Colgate Athletics has unveiled an exciting new identity initiative, connecting past with present and aligning its visual identity with its commitment to clearly represent and celebrate Colgate University.

from BLaxFive.net
Mynderse Academy (Seneca Falls) is in need of a new Head Coach. If interested, please contact athletic director, Tony Ferrara at: tferrara@senecafallscsd.org

from The Daily Orange
Former Syracuse women’s lacrosse player Michelle Tumolo, who is gay, has also noticed intolerance in men’s sports. While some professional men’s lacrosse teams have pride nights or make team statements supporting the LGBTQ community, there is always some pushback — especially on social media.

from Kirk Ventiquattro
Coach V recalls stories of his past that involve mishaps that could only happen to him....or could they only happen to him? Coach uses the phrase "What's the worst thing that could happen?", as the precursor to the fact the he's probably going to find out!

from Lax.com
Slager made his mark at the Cappelli Sport Complex in Tinton Falls, the 2022 SweetLax Upstate FOGO earning one of four All-Star spots for faceoff men, then scoring a goal in the all-star showcase finale and winning the draw to start overtime as his team earned a 10-9 victory.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Our Lady of Mercy Academy (N.J.) 2022 goalie Lindsey Serafine of SouthShore has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 9:45AM
from Alfred University Athletics
"I am extremely excited to have Rebecca (Penn Yan / RIT) at the helm of our women's lacrosse program and as part of our Saxon Athletics Family," Vecchio said. "Her experiences as a head coach in the Empire 8, an assistant at nationally competitive programs like William Smith and Colby and her local ties to recruiting hotbeds will put our program in a tremendous position of growth in the years ahead. I look forward to the work she will do to continue to foster the outstanding culture that exists in our program already while becoming a competitive force on the field."

Story from The Evening Tribune

from LaxAllStars.com
On Monday, October 12, 2020, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the lacrosse community took to social media to show support for the Haudenosaunee, the game’s creators, and all Indigenous Peoples of North America. Accounts from different corners of the lacrosse space dropped in to share stories, provide education or to simply show solidarity with the First Nations.

from US Lacrosse
Lee, who is half Seneca, played lacrosse collegiately at Hamilton College – and continues to play and coach the game – and has been an active advocate for American Indian advancement. He spent seven years as the executive director for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, where he created the now globally-replicated Honoring Nations tribal governance awards and co-authored a book on the contemporary status and issues confronting America’s indigenous peoples.

from Colgate Athletics
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Colgate University and men's lacrosse head coach Matt Karweck have agreed to a multiyear contract with TRUE Sports Lacrosse, a leading innovator and manufacturer of premium sporting goods, as the official equipment supplier of the men's lacrosse team.

from NNY360.com
CARTHAGE — A Carthage native has begun a business to share his love for and knowledge of the game of lacrosse.

Michael Lazore, 2006 Immaculate Heart Central graduate, played at Division I Hobart after starring for the Cavaliers. He went on to help the Iroquois National Team win the bronze medal in the 2014 and 2018 World Lacrosse Championships. He played more than 90 pro games in his eight-year Major Lacrosse League career before opting to retire at the end of last season, helping the Rochester Rattlers reach the MLL championship game in 2014 and 2015.

from Kirk Ventiquattro
With the loss of Coach V's Uncle Tony recently Coach V will reflect on his uncle and others in his life whom he has been fortunate enough and quite frankly smart enough to recognize for their wisdom.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Jesuit (OR) 2022 attackman/midfielder Benton Wimmer of Madlax Oregon has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

from NLL.com
Who am I? Who are we? These are some of the questions we have been asking ourselves since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered our lives. It has forced many of us to reevaluate what and who is most important to us.

They are also the same questions being asked by the Rochester Knighthawks players and coaches as they continue to search for identity and cohesion following a shortened first year as an NLL franchise.

Monday October 12, 2020 9:45AM
from Dan Wimer / JustLacrosse Upstate
My 93-year old Dad took a fall about a month ago, which resulted in a hairline fracture of his femur, pain meds, and rest. When the prescription for the meds ran out, the pain got worse, and more drugs were ordered. That led to digestive discomfort, which led to a hospital visit on Friday, October 2. Anxiety, the strangeness of a hospital room, and more meds led to hallucinations.

from SI.com/college/syracuse
On September 10th, US Lacrosse announced a new virtual series called "She Competes" that launched late in September. According to US Lacrosse, the six-part series had the aim of exploring "...some of the issues that impact young girls and women in sports, both as athletes and members of the sports industry." Kayla Treanor was one of the Syracuse alumni selected to participate in the event. She served as one of the panelists for the last webinar of the series that was on Diversity and Inclusion.

Saturday October 10, 2020 9:00AM
from Dr. Fred Opie
West Genesee High School Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere's Audio book, Mike Messere: A Coach's Autobiography(with Frederick Douglass Opie).

In Chapter 3 Coach Messere reflects on his childhood and the role of his uncle played in creating the expectations he set for for his athletes. Throughout the chapter he talks about the different teams he coached, individual players, and captains.

from Spectrum Sports
If you build it, they will come. The Izzo sisters, two high school lacrosse All-Americans from Central New York, take me to their own field of dreams where their lacrosse memories began.

from Inside Lacrosse
It’s been easy for Hobart coach Greg Raymond to see silver linings amid the unique circumstances of the 2020 fall season. That's because his players have learned to be present and appreciate each moment they’re in.

“They're as dialed in as they’ve ever been,” Raymond says. “We’re already getting guys coming into the office — by appointment, masked up of course — saying, ‘Can we stay here during Thanksgiving break? Can we stay here during Christmas?’ They’re in it completely.”

Friday October 8, 2020 9:45AM
from Canisius Athletics
Despite all of the restrictions and uncertainty that exist within the business world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Canisius men's lacrosse program were still able to gain valuable real-world training through a variety of internship experiences over the summer.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Just about nine years after Joey Spallina first garnered national attention for his flurry of trick shots at Major League Lacrosse’s All-Star Game festivities in 2011, the now-junior in high school found himself again at the center of the lacrosse world.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
TD Ierlan sat on his couch the night of Sept. 17, surrounded by a group of his Yale teammates, watching a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. It was a nightly routine for the Bulldogs’ historic faceoff man — sitting around with any of his eight Yale teammates staying in the house during the fall semester.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Center Moriches (N.Y.) 2022 attack Jovie Noack of Team Elevate Lax has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Mount Sinai 2022 defender/midfielder Delilah Mile of Yellow Jackets LI has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

from TopLsxRecruits.com
Smyrna (DE) 2021 goalie John Williams has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY Cobleskill.

Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The 1976 Cornell men are considered by many to be among the best all-time teams in the NCAA era. The Big Red capped an undefeated national championship season by defeating Maryland, 16-13, in the title game, finishing 16-0 overall. The Terps were the defending NCAA champions and also undefeated heading into the final.

from Colgate Athletics
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Andrew and his family back home to upstate New York," Karweck said. "Coach Vossler brings an elite level of experience, knowledge and passion to our staff, and more importantly, he is a coach who believes in creating lasting and impactful relationships with student-athletes.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
South Jefferson 2021 goalie Tim Williams of Upstate Elite ULC Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Mercyhurst University.

Monday October 5, 2020 10:15AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
In case you missed it, we added ten new members to the tournament’s own “hall of fame” this summer, and having a hand in the process proved to be one of the few highlights of this crazy new life spent in semi-quarantine. Here’s my inside look at the experience…

from The Daily Orange
Nick Piroli had found the latest offensive move Carter Kempney needed to try. He was always searching for those clips, those highlight plays that usually contained Syracuse midfielders but could easily become Kempney if they worked at it. Kempney had the dodging ability of Tucker Dordevic, Piroli said. The speed of Brendan Curry. The shot of Jamie Trimboli.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
La Salle College High (PA) 2022 attackman Pj Oppenheimer of the Duke’s Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. - Head women's lacrosse coach Stephanie Allen has completed her staff with the hiring of assistant coach Kali Hartshorn. In addition, second-year coach Kristen Boland has been elevated into the top assistant role. Hartshorn joins the Bearcats following a decorated playing career at the University of Maryland.

Saturday October 3, 2020 9:45AM
from WENY.com
Horseheads Junior Patrick Carpenter is heading D-1, committing to play for the St. Bonaventure lacrosse team.

WENY News

from LacrosseBucket.com
Joe Alberici and the Army Black Knights picked up a commitment in the 2022 class on Friday, as Taft, Conn., defenseman Trey Taylor announce that he would be taking his talents to West Point.

from SI.com/college
Syracuse lacrosse is arguably the hottest in the country on the recruiting trail as they have picked up their 13th commitment in the 2022 class. Zach Friedman, who stars for Ralston Valley High School in Colorado and Mad Dog club team, announced his verbal pledge on Instagram.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Dover (DE) 2022 midfielder/defender Superia Clark of Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Ursuline Academy (DE) 2022 defender/midfielder Chloë Jones of Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club, Green Turtle has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
McIntosh (GA) 2022 attack Ryann Banks of Big 4 HHH Girls has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 11:15AM
from Powell Lacrosse
Pat McCabe reflects on Coach Roy Simmons Jr. and shares how he was recruited to Syracuse, how Coach brought the best out of him, Coach's famous pregame speeches, going to Broadway shows on road trips, and the impact Coach has had on him as a lacrosse player and person.

from St. Bonaventure Athletics
Our Alumni Spotlight [at 8:34] is with SBU Hall of Fame member Eboni Preston Laurent, senior manager of diversity and inclusion at US Lacrosse, who talks about the power of athletics in implementing social change.

from SI.com/college
Chloe Jones is the second player that the Syracuse Women's Lacrosse team picked up in the class of 2022 from Ursuline Academy in Delaware. She joins righty midfielder Superia Clark, who just so happens to be her best friend.

from the Faceoff Factory
Faceoff Factory will be holding group training sessions on Thursday's at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. This program is open to students with the desire to thrive at the X. Sessions will be led by Saint Rose Assistant Coach Connor Russell (Penfield/UAlbany). All Sessions will run from 5:30-6:30PM. Click the headline for full details.

from TopLaxRecruis.com
Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 2022 defenseman/LSM William Rose of Tri-State Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Colgate University.

from TopLaxRecruis.com
Methacton (PA) 2022 goalie Mackenzie Clark has made a commitment to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at Cornell University.



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New Commitments from Inside Lacrosse
Patrick Carpenter A 2022 Horseheads St. Bonaventure

Caden Kramer LSM 2022 New Hartford Siena

Luca Accardo FO 2022 Syosset Binghamton

Zac Stirpe LSM 2021 Vestal Saint John Fisher

Quinn Nolan FO 2022 Palmyra Macedon Senior High School St. Bonaventure

Rowan Marsell M 2022 Indian River High School Delaware

Cristofero Cucciuffo G 2022 Moravian Academy (PA) St. Bonaventure

Benton Wimmer A 2022 Jesuit High School (OR) UAlbany

Collin Rovere M 2022 Wayne Valley High School (NJ) Hobart

Nick Hauman M 2022 Webster Schroeder High School (NY) Towson

Trey Taylor D 2022 The Taft School (CT) Army

Peter Murray A 2022 James Caldwell High School (NJ) Marist

Ethan Cronk FO 2021 Ridgewood High School (NJ) Colgate

Owen Folkwein G 2021 Avon High School (CT) 9/30/2020 Cortland

Charlie Miele D 2021 Reading Memorial High School (MA) St. Lawrence

TJ Buono A 2021 Northern Highlands Regional H (NJ) Canisius

PJ Oppenheimer A 2022 La Salle College High School (PA) Marist

Ethan Kesselring A 2021 Jamesville Dewitt High School (NY) Saint John Fisher