This might surprise you, but the 2018 Binghamton men's lacrosse season is just 22 days away. The Bearcats dazzled in 2017, reaching the America East championship and compiling a program-best 11 wins in the process.
The NCAA Division II men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments will expand to 12 and 16 teams, respectively, beginning in 2019. The Division II Presidents Council approved Thursday the allocation of nearly $1.3 million to support enhancements to various Division II championships.
In all fairness to the Buffalo Bandits who were hosted inside the SaskTel Centre by the undefeated (4-0) Saskatchewan Rush, even they wouldn’t have predicted tonight’s outcome. In the most stunning fashion, the Bandits were able to hand the Rush their first loss of the season and their first home loss since April 15th, 2017 -their 13-12 loss to the New England Black Wolves was their only home loss last season- to cap off a furious comeback to win in overtime 16-15.
Cascade, as usual, came through with a seemingly unending collection of custom helmets, most of which consisted of the S series helmets that released during the 2017 NCAA playoffs. Cascade also debuted custom editions of their S-Youth helmet to the public for the first time on the LaxCon floor. However, the show-stopping piece of the day was easily the Iroquois S helmet with custom decals from Quiet Storm Lacrosse.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the return of the High School Night fundraising program to local high schools for all of the team’s remaining home games during the 2017-18 season.
Schools may purchase discounted 300 level tickets for $10 through the program for up to three games and re-sell these tickets for up to $15 each (box office price). All proceeds from the sale may be kept as a fundraiser.
WASHINGTON, January 19 – The Tewaaraton Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018
Tewaaraton Legends and Spirit honorees. The 12th Spirit of Tewaaraton recipient is former
Boston College lacrosse player and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, and the 2018 Tewaaraton
Legends are former Temple star Mandee Moore O’Leary and former Johns Hopkins star Larry
Le Moyne College men's lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan has stumbled across a foolproof way to quickly get past tough losses.
"I'm getting old, so my memory is not the same as it used to be,'' he said. "I'm taking vitamins, but I guess I need to take more.''
As Syracuse gets into the meat of another challenging schedule, few will be thinking about what an unusual fall season it was for the Orange – unless they get off to a bad start and struggle early against its formidable Atlantic Coast Conference competition.
The Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse 2018 schedule has been released and it looks to be a doozy. 12 of the 17 opponents for this year are in Inside Lacrosse Women’s preseason top 25. While the Orange came in at No.9 in that poll they will play 10 of these games against ranked opponents away from the Dome this year.
When the PressBox editorial department met to determine its Sportsperson of the Year, it didn't take long to reach a conclusion. The Maryland men's lacrosse team had endured a 42-year title drought and nine championship game defeats before head coach John Tillman (Corning East) guided the Terps back to the top, capturing the national title with a 9-6 victory against Ohio State May 29.
Calling defenseman Bill O'Brien a fan favorite in New England might be an understatement.
The recently-signed Buffalo Bandit spent the previous three National Lacrosse League seasons with the Black Wolves, endearing himself to the local fanbase through his work in the community and rough play on the floor. So, there was a heavy backlash when New England cut the former Sacred Heart linebacker from the roster in November. Some on social media even threatened to cancel their season tickets. A petition was started to bring him back.
The US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon) will welcome an anticipated 7,000 lacrosse coaches, officials, leaders, industry representatives and fans to the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) [Friday] through Sunday for a weekend of professional development, networking, demonstrations and fun.
The long line of talented attackmen on the rosters of Syracuse lacrosse foes is already forming and coming into view. A dangerous Binghamton squad begins the parade with a trip to the Carrier Dome on Feb. 10 and it gets no easier from there.
Siena Lacrosse great Casey Dowd `15 will continue to have an opportunity to play in the professional ranks. The Madison, Connecticut native was selected by the Ohio Machine in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft.
Two former UAlbany lacrosse players, Blaze Riorden and Adam Osika, will compete in the U.S. Indoor Team Blue-White exhibition this weekend. This is one of the events for the U.S. national indoor program, preparing for the Indoor Lacrosse Championship in September 2019.
The USA Box Blue Vs White scrimmage for Saturday night is all set, rosters have been released, and if you’re in Maryland for LaxCon or otherwise, you should really consider checking this game out. I will DEFINITELY be there, and I can’t wait to see some of these guys get after on the floor. Come say hello and watch some box with me, Ryan Conwell, and Mark Donahue. None of us would miss it!
Head coach Jake Coon announced the 2018 RIT Men's lacrosse schedule on Friday, Jan. 12. The Tigers, who are celebrating 50 years as a program in 2018, will play 16 regular season games in 2018 after an appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship game in 2017.
Former Ithaca standout Eli Gobrecht earned the opportunity of a lifetime. Gobrecht, a 2011 Ithaca high school grad and a 2016 Ithaca College graduate, was selected in the 7th round of the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft on Wednesday.
He will bring that expertise to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, where he will conduct a clinic for middle and high school-aged girls following the New England Black Wolves’ 1 p.m. game against the last team he played for: the Rochester Knighthawks.
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Marist assistant lacrosse coach and 2017 graduate J.D. Recor was selected by the Charlotte Hounds with the 84th pick in the Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft. The star attacker was one of 13 additions to the Hounds' roster today.
We will all ignore the opioid epidemic until personal contact forces our eyes open. On a daily basis, Americans scan the horrific, accelerating numbers. In 2015, more than 52,000 people across the country died from drug overdoses — more than from car crashes or shootings. Nearly two-thirds of those overdoses were from opioids, including prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin, and illicit drugs including heroin and fentanyl.
Regy Thorpe, the head coach for the U.S. men’s indoor lacrosse team, has announced the players that will participate in the Blue-White exhibition on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore. Admission is free for all LaxCon (with credential) and FanFest (with wristband) attendees, and $5 for all others.
On Tuesday February 6, 2018, UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse will be holding a Meet and Greet for season ticket holders. Coach Scott Marr will address the group, and answer questions from the attendees. Season ticket holders who pre-ordered will also be able to pick up their tickets.
After Navy and Loyola got into the NCAA Tournament two years ago, Army was considered one of the first teams out of the field last year. For the Patriot League, continued growth and development means its teams collectively winning enough non-league games and playing tough enough opponents so that the best two or three teams are in contention for an at-large bid on Selection Sunday.
“I am beyond excited to announce that I have committed to The University of Nebraska,” Rogers tweeted. “Thanks to everyone that has supported me! Go Big Red!”
In fact, Rogers, who played a postgraduate year at Avon Old Farms prep school in Connecticut after a standout tenure in both sports at Westhill High in Syracuse, New York, was at one time verbally committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, where his dad is an assistant coach.
The New England Black Wolves have moved the start time of Sunday’s game with the Rochester Knighthawks up to 1:00 p.m. The earlier faceoff allows Black Wolves fans to catch the start of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. That game begins at 3:05 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack will add men's lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic programs starting in spring 2019. The college expects to hire a head lacrosse coach this spring to begin building the program and spreading interest. The team will compete in the NJCAA Region III and the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
The Horseheads Blue Raider varsity girls lacrosse team will welcome a new coach this spring as Corning East graduate Kelly Reilly takes over.
“There’s no words to say how excited I am,” Reilly said. “Also with living in Corning, it’s really close to home.”
Farinholt had appeared in five games, with three starts, as a freshman in 2015 when an ACL injury sidelined her for the rest of the year. She recovered in time to return in 2016 when a second injury to the same knee, during preseason, put her back on the shelf for the entire campaign. Two years in Ithaca, two debilitating injuries.
Farinholt never slowed down.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today new partnerships with veteran-owned businesses RECON Rings and Tango Charlie Apparel to provide merchandise and support for the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Quick – name someone, anyone, who is a member of eight different Halls of Fame. C’mon; it shouldn’t be that hard. OK, now name a person who has been inducted into eight different Halls of Fame for his lacrosse prowess. Pretty short list, isn’t it?
Well, I had lunch this past week with someone who has done just that . . . and then some.
"I was pretty happy when I heard the 1985 I.H.C. Lacrosse Team did get in the Hall of Fame. It was a special year, went 18-0, won the section championship, we had a first year coach in Jerry Bouchard who's also getting in as an individual." team member Swartz stated.
“I’d always be at the Bandits game, watching how good he was as a player. It was his vision, his patience. I try to replicate my box game around his,” says Fields. “He’s not the biggest guy out there either, but he gets to his spots and uses his body as an advantage. He’s always working, trying to get better. He’s a great role model.”
Wesleyan, which lost to RIT in last year’s final four, has earned the No. 1 ranking in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseasons Top 20. The Cardinals return nearly intact — with the notable exception of first-team All-American goalie Teddy Bergman — from a team that reeled off 20 straight wins en route to the NESCAC championship.
Entering the game as the National Lacrosse League’s only winless team, the Vancouver Stealth appeared to be headed to its fifth-straight loss to the start the season after an early 3-0 deficit. But the Stealth’s once-dormant offense suddenly came alive en route to a hard-fought 11-10 overtime road win over the Buffalo Bandits (2-3) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night.
The Rochester Knighthawks opened their first two-game in two-night stretch tonight at the Air Canada Centre and dropped a 17-9 decision to the Toronto Rock. Rochester will now head home to take on the New England Black Wolves Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Photos by Brian Thompson)
Here’s the quick rub – If lacrosse goes to the Olympics, it will likely benefit a good number of international programs, and push the game out to a whole new potential base, BUT it is not clear how the Iroquois can participate.
Shootout for Soldiers: Canandaigua
Last year, Canandaigua was selected as a host site for one of the Shootout For Soldiers events. The local lacrosse community responded by raising over $50,000 to help support American Veterans. The 2018 locations and dates have been announced and Canandaigua is again PROUD to host this event in the Upstate NY/Finger Lakes area on July 21-22, 2018.
Click here to sign up now. On the SFS site, click "Register" and "Join a team" then select the appropriate team to join. Once you select a team, select to add a "Player Registration" and Continue.