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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I truly believe that when an athlete learns to grind, they are on the path to becoming good...
When they learn to love the grind, they are on the path to being great...
And when they get to the point that they actually NEED to grind, they are on the path to becoming legendary.
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.
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.
Monster Proud: Delaney McManus, 2022 Attack from Brighton High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at University of Albany. Go Great Danes. Congratulations Delaney ! pic.twitter.com/j4i732Zb8A
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monster Proud: Molly Joyce, 2022 Goalie from Penfield High School, has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Vanderbilt University. Go Commodores. Congratulation Molly ! pic.twitter.com/jYfaC98AqG
"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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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