Thursday March 4, 2021


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2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Lax Jam - Boys

June 19 - 20 / Syracuse NY
CNY Family Sports Complex, 7201 Jones Rd, Syracuse NY 13209

Saturday - 2029/2030 (3/4) 2025/2026 (7/8) A & B DIVISIONS
Sunday - 2031/2032 (K-2) 2027/2028 (5/6) A & B DIVISIONS

A Divisions - Open to elite, club, and competitive scholastic teams.
B Divisions - No Elite, club, travel teams allowed. Scholastic teams only.

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2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Lax Jam - Girls

June 26 - 27 / Syracuse NY
CNY Family Sports Complex, 7201 Jones Rd, Syracuse NY 13209

Saturday - 2029/2030 (3/4) 2025/2026 (7/8) A & B DIVISIONS
Sunday - 2031/2032 (K-2) 2027/2028 (5/6) A & B DIVISIONS

A Divisions - Open to elite, club, and competitive scholastic teams.
B Divisions - No Elite, club, travel teams allowed. Scholastic teams only.

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2021 Northstar Capital City Classic - Girls

June 26 - 27 / Capital Region NY
Girls 2022 - 2028

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2021 Saratoga Lacrosse Shootout - Boys

June 26 - 27 / Saratoga Springs NY
Boys 2022 - 2030

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2021 Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic - Boys

June 28 - 30 / Lake Placid NY
Boys 2023 - 2032

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2021 1812 Shoot Out - Boys

July 10 - 11 / Parade Grounds / Sackets Harbor NY
July 10 - Boys 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade, and Varsity July 11 - Boys 1/2 grade, 3/4 grade, and JV

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

July 10 - 11 / Everest Park / Auburn
July 10, 2021 (Town/School Teams) - Grades: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and JV

July 11, 2021 (Club/Travel Teams) - Grades: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and JV

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2021 1812 Shoot Out - Girls

July 17 / Parade Grounds / Sackets Harbor NY
Girls 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, JV, and Varsity

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2021 Wildcat Pepper Girls Tournament

July 24 - 25 / West Genesee HS/ Camillus NY
Saturday July 24, 2021 -- JV & Varsity (No high school graduates may play)
12 vs 12 for JV & Varsity

Sunday, July 25, 2021 -- 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 (based on June grade level)
8 vs 8 for grades 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8 on shortened fields

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Boys

July 24 - 25 / Everest Park / Auburn
July 24, 2021 (Club/School Teams) - Grades: 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6

July 25, 2021 (Club/School Teams) -Grades: 7/8, JV, and V

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

September 26 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
September 26, 2021 (Club/School Teams) - Grades: 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Boys

October 9 / Everest Park / Auburn
Club/School Teams - Grades: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

October 24 / Everest Park / Auburn
Club/School Teams - Grades: JV and Varsity

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On Wednesday, 18 Sports had the opportunity to speak with Elmira College Athletic Director, Renee Carlineo, on the immediate changes impacting both men’s and women’s lacrosse. The school announced on Monday that both the men’s and women’s teams would be moving to club status after years at the varsity level.

Last Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound freshman attack from Victor cut straight to the goalmouth, caught a nifty feed from Jakob Patterson and coolly flipped the ball behind his back and into the top left corner past Colgate goalie Sean Collins.

Head coach John Desko previews the Orange's game against the Catamounts.

Mon Mar 1, 2021 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I wrote a week ago that, if Syracuse and Section III was my front yard, then Rochester and Section V was my back yard. Sure, I can get to Cazenovia, Skaneateles, South Jeff, or Tully in about an hour, but I can also get to Webster or Geneva in that amount of time, too. Other Section V high schools or Rochester-area colleges take just a few minutes longer.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius women's lacrosse coach Allison Daley has announced that seniors Riley Lucarelli, Emma Mryglod, Kaitlan Van Kessel and redshirt junior Emily Van Kessel have been selected as captains for the upcoming 2021 campaign.

from US Lacrosse
. . . And there were football scores. Lots of football scores. Syracuse’s 20-10 drubbing of Virginia. Lehigh’s 24-10 thumping of NJIT. Duke 17-7 over Air Force. North Carolina 27-12 against High Point in a repeat of a much closer game a week-and-a-half earlier.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Syracuse has played two games this spring. Both have been against non-conference teams ranked in the top five of the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Women’s Top 20. Both have been blowouts in favor of the Orange.

Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:45AM
from Spectrum Sports
It's game day inside the Carrier Dome. And for Rich Barnes, it's business as usual as he preps his camera to take more photographs at a ball game.

It's a job that many of us would find cool and amazing. But for him, it started off as just a hobby. (Video 2:40)

ITHACA, N.Y. – Those enshrined in the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame took a variety of routes to achieve their respective greatness. But only one can say that his 50 years of unwavering support and indelible effect on generations of student-athletes all started with a menial task: Watch the door.

Bertrand was a good player at Baldwinsville but because he split his high school talents between hockey and lacrosse he didn’t blossom in the latter sport until he was older. He drew little Division I interest and landed at Division II Merrimack.

Bertrand was a machine at attack for that school, scoring 210 goals in 58 career games. He helped Merrimack win back-to-back NCAA titles in 2018 and 2019 and was named the D-II Player of the Year in each of those seasons.

“I’m really kicking myself,” said Tiffany. “How did I not know about a guy who was from my hometown area in upstate New York who ends up being a 3.9 GPA mechanical engineer at Merrimack, how am I not all over him for Brown University?”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Today, we want to focus our coverage on the field, where Black players have been making an impact for almost a century. With feedback from over 25 members of the lacrosse community, we compiled a list of the best Black men and women to ever step on a lacrosse field.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
UAlbany women's lacrosse overwhelms visiting St. Bonaventure 16-2 to claim their first victory of 2021.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — The National Team Development Program (NTDP), an extended pathway for elite high school players to lay the foundation for eventual participation on the U.S. national teams, is back in 2021. US Lacrosse has announced the process and dates for the 2021 program.

from The Oswegonian
With collegiate spring sports starting to pick up, most coaches do not know what to expect from their teams due to the lack of time in-person and practices. Oswego State’s women’s lacrosse head coach Britt Howard falls in that category. Losing 11 seniors and all of the 2020 spring season, her team is full of new faces. In this unique time for sports, Howard’s goal is to make sure the team is able to gel together with a lot of new players and very limited facetime over the last year.

from Bill O'Brien / NLL
Bill O’Brien, The Enforcer, Thrilla, #96, Goon, Big Defender with a braid – just a few of things I’ve been called throughout my NLL career that spanned 3 seasons from New England with the Black Wolves and one season in Banditland for the Buffalo Bandits. Since playing for the Buffalo Bandits in 2018, I’ve been a free agent in the NLL, won a championship with the St. Catharine’s Shockwave in the Arena Lacrosse League, and I play each summer for my home team, the Onondaga Redhawks. Now we can add, NLL Contributing Writer.

Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:45AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
Ricky Sowell played for Horseheads High School in Upstate New York from 1979 to 1981. It wasn’t hard to tell that he had a bright lacrosse future ahead of him. Upon graduation from Horseheads, Rick matriculated to Cobleskill Community College where he led their program to a national ranking in his freshman and sophomore years.

from the Albany Times Union
The New England Black Wolves, an NLL franchise that plays at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., is being sold and relocated to Albany. The NLL approved the move on Friday.

from Paul Carcaterra's Overtime
Jon Gordon’s journey to becoming a bestselling author has been nothing close to ordinary.

The Smithtown (N.Y.) native picked up lacrosse late in his childhood and took his talents to Ithaca, N.Y., where he spent four years playing under legendary coach Richie Moran. After his college career, Gordon spent years trying to figure out his passion.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse opens ACC play on Saturday when 'Cuse hosts Virginia at 6 p.m. Here are five things to know about the matchup:

from Hobart Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation Deb Steward announced today that Hobart lacrosse will return to intercollegiate competition with a 2021 schedule focused on Northeast Conference opponents. HWS and the NEC have developed a return to competition plan that includes testing protocols per the NCAA Sports Science Institute guidance and other COVID-19 travel and game day policies.

At Keuka College, the Wolves will compete in their four traditional spring sports: baseball, softball, and men's and women's lacrosse. The green and gold will also tipoff on a modified basketball season starting in March. The status and feasibility of those seasons will continue to be evaluated based on local and state health recommendations.

Empire 8 Conference statement

from the SUNYAC
OSWEGO, N.Y. – State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today that the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) will resume spring sports on March 20. Lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field will all have seasons.

Monday Feb 22, 2021 10:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Well, Road Trip Dad hits another milestone this week. In fact, today is the big day. Nine years ago today, on February 22, 2012, I posted my very first Road Trip Dad blog on Little did I know then that I’d post another 459 RTD articles over the next nine years . . .

from Army West Point Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – After trailing 6-2 in the first period, the Army West Point men's lacrosse team stormed back to victory against the No. 4 ranked Syracuse Orange on Sunday afternoon, 18-11.

The Black Knights 18 goals were the first time that Army has put up that many points against the Orange since the 1968 season and is the first time they've held a top five opponent to under 11 points since their overtime win against No. 4 Notre Dame in 2017.

#3 Orange Dominate #4 Loyola
from Syracuse Athletics
BALTIMORE, Md. – Syracuse took an early lead and never looked back as the No. 3 Orange defeated No. 4 Loyola, 18-6, on Saturday, Feb. 20. The game was the season opener for both teams.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
[Now #7] Army drubbed [now #12] Syracuse 18-11 in the most jolting result of the young 2021 campaign. It wasn’t that the Black Knights won; they’re smart, tough and schematically sound. Army usually creates headaches for Syracuse and has pulled off some victories in the Carrier Dome over the last dozen years.

How it happened was another matter.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It didn’t take long for the Division I women’s lacrosse season to get turned on its head. Half of the teams in the top 10 lost. We have the Big Ten to partially thank for the pandemonium.

Victor Athletic Director Duane Weimer has announced that Dan Stone will be Victor's new boys Head Lacrosse Coach. A twenty-five-year educator, Coach Stone has taught in Victor for eighteen years and has been the Head Modified Coach for seventeen. He currently teaches the sixth grade.

Saturday Feb 20, 2021 10:15AM
from Syracuse Athletics
BALTIMORE, Md. – No. 3 Syracuse travels to Baltimore, Md. for a top-five matchup against fourth-ranked Loyola on Saturday, February 20. The contest is the season opener for both teams. Opening draw is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the Ridley Athletic Complex. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Live updates will also be available on Twitter (@CuseWLax.)

from Cornell Athletics
Consistent with its commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of student-athletes, the greater campus community and general public, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided not to hold league competition or host league championships this spring. While acknowledging that the current public health environment is not compatible with a traditional Ivy League season, the Council has also put in place a process that may allow for limited, local competition during the spring if public health conditions improve sufficiently to allow greater levels of in-person activity at Ivy League campuses.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse's long-awaited season opener is finally here this weekend, when Syracuse hosts Army on Sunday in the Dome. Here are five things to know about the matchup:

1. Sunday's game will end the longest drought between lacrosse contests on Syracuse's campus since WWII - When the Orange take the field on Sunday . . .

from Syracuse Athletics
Head Coach John Desko holds his weekly press conference before Syracuse hosts Army in the season opener.

from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse program opened the 2021 season in stunning fashion as the Raiders ran head to a 20-2 victory over St. Bonaventure in the home opener.

Highlighting the program's depth was the nine different Raiders who scored in the nonconference matchup, including four who notched their first of their careers at Colgate.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Sound On with Tari & Amari . . . debuted at halftime of William & Mary at Duke women’s lacrosse game this week on ACC Network. Tariro “Tari” Kandemiri, owner of the Twitter moniker ‘Official Lax Girl,’ and Amari Pollard, a contributing writer for ILWomen and former midfielder at Le Moyne College, will discuss all things lacrosse in a segment that will air during women’s games each week on ESPNU and ACC Network.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
Draft Date: Thursday, March 25th

Manasquan (N.J.) 2022 goalie Quinn McCarthy of All Lax Select has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

New Commitments from Inside Lacrosse
Logan Wilkinson FO 2021 Fayetteville Manlius Clarkson

Andrew Heubeck A 2022 The Hun School of Princeton (NJ) Colgate

Matthew Rincon M 2022 Jesuit High School (OR)Binghamton

Luke Hoskin M 2021 Baldwinsville Mercyhurst

Dean Scalamandre M 2022 Council Rock Hs North (PA) Colgate

Tyler Griffin D 2021 Penn Yan Clarkson