NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara senior midfielder Samantha Brill (Rush-Henrietta) and junior attack Rachel MacCheyne (Webster-Schroeder) were named captains of the 2018 women's lacrosse team, announced on Monday.
Nazareth College hosted a three-way scrimmage with Cornell and Michigan Sunday. The admission to the event went to charity with each team choosing the charity of their choice. Nazareth donated to the Pluta Cancer Foundation, Cornell to the George Boiardi Foundation, and Michigan to Team IMPACT.
Army’s defense stood out against Johns Hopkins the day’s early matchup. Close defensemen Dominic Ricca, John Surdick and Griffin Shultz held Johns Hopkins’ starting offense in check for the game’s first half, dominating the six-on-six matchups.
The Danes were pretty much as advertised, coming out of the gates and threatening to score 10 goals in the first quarter at the Nicholas Colleluori Baltimore Classic. In the one half of their starters playing against Richmond, the unofficial score was 13-5 in favor of the Danes.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed free agents Greg “Honosawi” Longboat and Logan Holmes to one-year deals. Longboat returns to the team that drafted him after having an impressive summer in his first season in senior lacrosse.
We hope you were with us for the 2017 LaxAllStars North American Invitational (LASNAI) held at the end of last month at the Onondaga Nation. Year two absolutely blew us away, in every aspect. We grew the event by nine teams, joined forces with the Wooden Stick Festival, and welcomed hundreds more lacrosse fans to the Nation for three days of pure lacrosse celebration.
LOUDONVILLE, NY -- Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D'Argenio has announced the appointment of Abigail Rehfuss (Shaker) as the seventh head coach in Siena Women's Lacrosse history. A native of nearby Latham, New York, Rehfuss served as the varsity head coach locally at Shaker High School the past two years.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Marist men's lacrosse redshirt senior goalie Brian Corrigan will wear no. 34 for the 2018 season to honor the legacy of the late Edward Coombs. Corrigan was presented with the jersey by Eddie Coombs' father, Eric Coombs, on Oct. 14, the eve of the 2017 Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament which was held in Tenney Stadium.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Assistant coach Bill Olin (Horseheads) has been selected to serve on the coaching staff of the Wales Women's National Lacrosse Team. Olin, entering his second year as assistant coach for the Cornell women's lacrosse team, will be joining the program as an assistant coach for the 2019 European Championships and the World Cup in 2021.
The 41st edition of Oswego State’s Alumni Classic was just over two weeks ago, and it’s still very much on my mind. Even after I write this and hit SEND, I’m not going to be able to just tuck it away in my memory banks… not yet, anyway.
While the impact that National Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach Roy Simmons Jr. made at Syracuse University will forever be remembered, it's his name that will now be attached to the position he held for 28 years.
The greatest honor of my life took place on September 23rd and I’m still pinching myself to see if it was real. I was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 with Dough Knight, Leslie Blankin Lane, Jim McDonald, Laurette Payette, Jill Johnson Redfern, Brooks Sweet, Robyn Nye Wood, and Don Zimmerman.
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego State men's lacrosse team wraps up its fall season with a home scrimmage against Cazenovia College and Bard College at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Laker Turf Stadium. Saturday's contests are more than a final test of the semester, however, as it is also a fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Institute, located in Rochester, N.Y.
"The addition of Kristin [Boland] (Churchville Chili) to our staff has already been tremendous for our program," Head Coach Jessica Wilkinson said. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and confidence to the entire defensive end, allowing our players to play with the aggressive style we strive for. She already has a great way of communicating her standard and our players have responded really well. I'm looking forward to working with Coach Boland as well as Coach Troost to ensure our team is given the best opportunity for a championship season."
When Terry Dooley became a parent volunteer for his son’s lacrosse team in San Diego, it opened doors he never knew existed. Under the guidance of Dennis Yeatman, he learned everything he could about coaching, the Native American roots of lacrosse, and the power of the wooden lacrosse stick. Yeatman had shown Dooley a wooden Hattersley stick he traded with an English player in the 1970s, and Dooley’s curiosity about lacrosse grew deeper.
Mel Busler had a chance to catch up with Casey Powell, the eldest of the Powell boys, when he was in town over the weekend to be inducted in the inaugural class of the North Country Sports Hall of Fame.
The Wells College women's and men's lacrosse programs will host Winter Prospect Clinics this December. Registration is now open and early registration is encouraged. The clinic will take place Sunday, Dec. 17 at the 434 Sportsplex in Vestal, N.Y., a newly-constructed indoor turf facility.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the Buffalo Bandettes will be holding auditions for the 2017-18 squad. The dance team, run by newly appointed coordinator Lauren Kirchmyer, is looking for 12 dancers to perform at all of the Bandits’ home games.
During the 2017-18 season, the Rochester Knighthawks are offering three FREE school programs: Healthy Hawks, Anti-Bullying and Lacrosse 101. These programs are centered on community outreach with Knighthawks players Brad Gillies and Luke Laszkiewicz conducting presentations that include great student-player interaction.
CHAPEL HILL—The University of North Carolina has hired former Tar Heel national player of the year Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) as its women's lacrosse director of operations, head coach Jenny Levy announced on Thursday. Her responsibilities include a number of behind-the-scenes duties, including guiding the team's social media efforts.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – For the second straight year the Marist men's and women's lacrosse teams will host the Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament on Oct. 15 in Tenney Stadium. Now in its sixth year, the event had previously taken place at Coombs' alma mater, Hatboro-Horsham High School, in his hometown of Horsham, Pennsylvania.
At the age of 35, Billy Dee Smith’s days of wearing Canada’s colors are drawing to a close, which is why he’s relishing the prospect of wearing the red and white again for the Heritage Cup game against the United States in Hamilton on Oct. 21.
Do you want to know the single characteristic that distinguished every championship team in my coaching lifetime? Outstanding leadership. It can take different forms and does not have to be associated only with championship trophies, but I have never had a great team that did not have it in some abundance and variation.
Orange legends will return to the Carrier Dome and participate in the annual Orange Alumni Classic. This year's version of the game will feature a revamped format with each team featuring a mix of 'Legends' and 'young alums.' The Legends will square off against each other in the first and third quarter, while the young alums will take the field in the second and fourth.
There’s a new feeling at Binghamton this fall. There’s a mix of the confidence of a team coming off an 11-5 season, plus the familiarity of coach Kevin McKeown now in his second year. That’s combined with a sense of purpose and duty that, “We were good last year, but that's just the beginning.”
For their first practices as teammates at Albany, the current top offensive player in the NCAA and his presumed heir were not an unstoppable duo, but lined up as opponents. In early fall scrimmages, the Great Danes' coaching staff put 2017 NCAA scoring leader Connor Fields and star freshman recruit Tehoka Nanticoke on opposite sides. Had there been a scoreboard, it would quickly have overheated.
Many of us are on record with very strong thoughts about what “Grow The Game” really means. Others may try to lay out a roadmap to growing the sport of lacrosse. Or they talk about the one, two, or three key things that are central to growing the game. To us, growing the game is not a list. It is also not a formula. There are countless ways to Grow The Game, and without all of them happening at once, none of them will work as effectively.
By Alice Mercer, Assistant Coach, Niagara University @NiagaraWLAX
Looking back on my first year as an assistant coach, I started to recall all of the “ah ha” moments I had throughout the year. Here are a few of my favorites:
Erick Santamaria has made a commitment to attend Division Two Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. As a Gaffer Elite close defenseman he has done an excellent job of working to become a top flight defender. His aggressiveness and physicality have always been his strengths, but his lacrosse IQ has grown dramatically over the last three years.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Nazareth's men's lacrosse team will close out its non-traditional fall season Sunday by hosting a pair of scrimmages, featuring Division I foes Cornell and Michigan.
Nazareth will play Cornell at 11 a.m. and Michigan at 2:30 p.m. In between Cornell and Michigan will square off at 12:30 p.m. All three games are scheduled to be played on Nazareth's upper field complex, adjacent to the Alumni Pavilion. There will be a $5 admission charge with all proceeds donated to team charities.
Cornell will take on the host Golden Flyers at 11 a.m., before facing Michigan at 12:30 p.m. Nazareth and the Wolverines will face off in the final game of the day at 2:30 p.m. Admission to the event is $5 with all proceeds being donated to each team's favorite charity, with the Big Red's portion going to the Boiardi Foundation.
On Saturday, October 21st, Team Canada will take on Team USA at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Each roster features some of the biggest names in the game of lacrosse. Official YouTube of the NLL. Visit http://www.NLL.com and http://www.NLLTV.com to find out more about the National Lacrosse League.
Empire State Club Team 2015
Upstate NY 2019 Under Armour All-America Team
Max Exposure All-Tournament Team 2016
Presidents Cup 2016/2017
MIP Lacrosse: Sophomore
NYSPHSAA Section 2 Champions: Sophomore
I’ve also a thank you to extend to Ondrej and the LCC girls for letting me ride along with them from Radotin. I’d been hanging out in Prague for nearly a month because the food is better, beer is WAY better, and if people are arguing about politics, I literally don’t know because I can’t understand what they’re saying, which is refreshing.
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Champion Lacrosse will host the third annual 3Nation Lacrosse Classic at the Buffalo Bills’ New Era Field on Oct. 14-15. Middle school and high school players from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Ontario will play in the event that will showcase some of the top Native American, United States and Canadian boy’s lacrosse recruits.
The inaugural Ellicottville Fall Lacrosse Festival hosted Close to 800 players on 40 teams
Event organizers Ryan Powell, Mike Riorden and Blaze Riorden would like to thank the players, fans,
volunteers and vendors along with the amazing people of Ellicottville for making the tournament a huge
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced Maryland men’s coach and defending national champion John Tillman (Corning) as a featured speaker for boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2018 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 19-21 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
It was Utica College men's lacrosse alum and Dexter, NY native, Matthew Donaldson (General Brown), who was one of the first officers on the 32nd floor Mandalay Bay last Sunday night where gunman Stephen Paddock was in the middle of a shooting massacre in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead, and hundreds of others wounded.
For Kason Tarbell '18 (Salmon River), lacrosse is more than just a sport. As a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe located in the Akwesasne reservation, lacrosse is a way of life. It is part of his rich heritage that considers lacrosse to be a medicine game, played to help cure the ill, as well as the Creator's game, played for His entertainment.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced that they have signed first-round picks Jake Withers, Austin Shanks and Eric Fannell to one-year deals. The Ohio State University (OSU) standouts were selected second, fifth and sixth overall, respectively, in the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
When Alec Noe heard there would be free cardiac screening at Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey), he made an appointment immediately. Good thing, because the slots for the screening filled in less than two hours. A total of 115 teens underwent an electrocardiogram and received a brief CPR tutorial Saturday.
On Saturday October 7, 2017, I had the chance to check out the University at Albany Men’s Lacrosse alumni game at John Fallon Field. The game featured the 2018 team scrimmaging the Great Danes alumni. Although I didn’t have a roster for either team, a few things were quickly noticeable: Connor Fields was not present, Tehoka Nanticoke was present – but DNP, and TD Ierlan started the game playing with the alumni team.
It was an interesting weekend of lacrosse, two days of contrasting benchmarks in a lacrosse player’s life. Saturday I watched my sons, almost 28 and 26 years of age, play in their SUNY at Brockport alumni lacrosse game against a deep varsity team of 18-22 year-olds, and then Sunday I helped coach a (mostly) Oswego HS team comprised of a lot of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors playing their first fall tournament at the varsity level . . .
“As the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, one of our highest organizational priorities is the advancement of player safety,” said Bruce Griffin, director of the Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse. “We anticipate that these studies will provide insightful scientific data that will help us better understand how rule changes to the game and educational initiatives can affect player safety, as well as how equipment can have an impact on safety.”
VESTAL, N.Y. - Men's lacrosse All-Americans Tom Moore and Garrett Waldron (West Genesee) were honored in a special ceremony to kick off Homecoming Weekend Friday morning in the Events Center. Surrounded by family, teammates, and special dignitaries, the pair were presented with their All-America certificates by head coach Kevin McKeown and were lauded by University President Harvey Stenger and Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott.
""It is an honor and privilege to have been selected to lead the next chapter of Alfred Women's Lacrosse," McGaffigan said. "I would like to thank Paul Vecchio and the search committee for this incredible opportunity. I have been unbelievably blessed throughout my career to work with exceptionally dedicated, passionate, and inspiring individuals and I am elated to continue that tradition at Alfred."
OTTAWA, Ontario – Two players with UAlbany ties, Connor Fields and Bennett Drake, have been announced to the 2018 Team Canada tryout roster for the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship.
After a one-goal nail-biter Saturday evening against the reigning NCAA champion Maryland at the Team USA Fall Classic, the U.S. men’s national team took cues from the Terps when facing 2017 final four contender Towson on Sunday.
There may not be a better sports story in Central New York than the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse program. Head coach Chuck Wilbur has created a powerhouse on the Onondaga Hill. In his 17 seasons as head coach of the program, the Lazers have won 10 NJCAA National Championships.
Six of the eight living members of the inaugural class were in attendance to accept the honor and give a short speech. That group included [Casey] Powell, longtime Lowville wrestling coach Neal Aubel, Salisbury University lacrosse coach and Watertown native Jim Berkman, former Malone high school and Duke University basketball star Missy West, former NFL and Syracuse University football star Pat Killorin, and former SUNY Potsdam basketball coach Jerry Welsh.
The U.S. national team, at least a portion of the 49-player training team, got a big test on Saturday night in the opening game of the Team USA Fall Classic. It was the first time the national team had matched up against another squad since January against Notre Dame, and this time it met the defending NCAA champion Maryland Terrapins.
The 2017 Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame class has been announced, and you can purchase tickets to the induction ceremony and dinner here.
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US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame
The Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on November 3rd at the Burgundy Basin Inn. On-line registration is available