The Capital District lacrosse community is mourning the passing of Coach Rick Randall (Colgate). Coach Randall worked in the East Greenbush School District for forty years. During that time he served as Head Coach in football, boys basketball, boys lacrosse, and tennis. He also served as assistant coach in football, boys soccer, wrestling, boys lacrosse and baseball.
Cantor graduated from UAlbany in 2015, serving as an LSM. He played 59 games for the Great Danes from 2012-15, finishing with 85 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers, six goals and five assists in his career, earning 2015 America East All-Conference First Team honors.
Highlighting the Israel roster is former Tewaaraton winner Max Seibald, who starred for Cornell from 2006-09. Siebald competed for the U.S. national team in both the 2010 and 2014 World Championships, winning gold and silver medals, respectively.
On Monday November 20, 2017, the City of Albany and the US Lacrosse Communities Albany Project accepted a donation of 225 pairs of cleats collected from seven Dick’s Sporting Goods stores from the region. The donation is intended to support the continued growth of the game in the City of Albany.
Claremont College’s Pete Ginnegar, who has coached at various levels of college lacrosse for 34 seasons, will be the head coach. John Christmas, the former Virginia All-American attackman and current De La Salle (Calif.) coach, Francis Donald, the former Nazareth All-American long pole and current Bishop’s School (Calif.) coach, and Mike Allan, a two-time MCLA championship-winning coach at UC Santa Barbara, will be assistant coaches. Ivan Cohen will coach the goalies.
Citing "irreconcilable differences", the Canadian Lacrosse Association announced on Friday it was accepting the resignation of national team chairman Dean French, men's director Dave Huntley and indoor director John Mouradian.
Left off their press release was Gait, who as women's director led Canada to its first-ever gold medal at the 2015 world U19 field lacrosse championship and the senior team to its first silver medal at the 2017 world championships.
Major League Lacrosse last week revealed it is moving the Rattlers franchise from Rochester to Dallas for the 2018 season. The league unveiled partners and local lacrosse representatives — each of whom said all the right things. Then, in what was truly the one surprises of the news conference, MLL announced that the new coach of the Dallas Rattlers would be Billy Warder. That the Rattlers are moving to Dallas ,and they would be doing so without their greatest asset: Tim Soudan.
A product of Cornell University, Belisle also represented the United States in international competition and won the 2007 William C. Schmeisser Award, which is given to the NCAA’s most outstanding defenseman in men’s college lacrosse.
“Having this recording available now is a great benefit to our coach and official members, who can review all of the rule changes and points of emphasis well ahead of the 2018 season,” Gordon Corsetti, manager of the men’s officials development program at US Lacrosse, said.
Lyle Thompson is the all-time leading point scorer in NCAA Division 1 lacrosse history, a Tewaaraton trophy winner (our sport’s Heisman award), a pro lacrosse MVP, and NLL Champion. His legacy of success on the field will live on for generations to come.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team has brought on a new member to complement its coaching staff this past month when it announced that native Ithacan Jaedon Henderson would be joining the staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Henderson has already begun work with the squad during the fall non-traditional season and will continue to play a role with the coaching staff throughout winter training in preparation for the Bombers' 52nd varsity season this coming spring.
After a motion to derecognize the Women’s Lacrosse team failed 7-5-4, the SA Senate decided to recognize the team at a meeting Friday night, but deferred the team’s probation status to SA’s Executive Board.
The University of Louisville hired a new lacrosse coach Monday, just two weeks after former coach Kellie Young was fired after allegations of negligence became public.
The university's Athletic Association offered the position to Scott Teeter, the head women's lacrosse coach at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
Canisius director of athletics Bill Maher announced Monday that Scott Teeter, Canisius' head women's lacrosse coach for the past 16 seasons, has resigned his post at the College to take the head coaching position at the University of Louisville.
Canisius will begin a national search in an effort to have the position filled as soon as possible.
We are currently in an era in which card collecting has declined in popularity. But, I have always believed that cards can educate and inspire. A concept that promotes connections between fans and players while building knowledge and love of the game cannot be bad. I hope that all professional teams continue to utilize lacrosse cards to these ends.
This year… well, this year I’d like to update the 2013 piece. So much has happened since then. I’ve retired from teaching, started coaching varsity boys’ lacrosse at Oswego HS, and even begun refereeing, so I’d like to give thanks this week to the people and organizations that continue to open doors for me and my family…
The preseason edition of the I-90 rivalry headed to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) Sunday morning and the Rochester Knighthawks emerged victorious, taking down the Buffalo Bandits 12-8. With the win, the Knighthawks improved to 2-0 in the preseason, while Buffalo fell to 1-1.
RANDOLPH, NJ- Senior Max Pinilis kicked off a busy week of collegiate commitment letters at Randolph high school when he officially signed his letter of intent to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Hobart College. Pinilis, who plans to study economics and political science in college, has some family familiarity with Hobart; his father also played Lacrosse at the school.
Fans of the Thompson brothers, a family of pro-level lacrosse players from Syracuse, N.Y., call their heroes by their first names.
"I came to see the Rush play and see Georgia, and see Lyle and Jeremy and all them play," said 13-year-old Michael Spoonhunter, a young lacrosse player from Saskatoon.
“I have been coming to these games ...since the 2007-2008 school year," he said. "I mainly come to soccer games, football games, volleyball matches, boys and girls basketball during the winter, ice hockey games and then softball, baseball and lacrosse in the spring.”
The photographers had to keep backing up as more and more people kept stepping into the frame…
It was the National Letter of Intent Ceremony at Ithaca High School, and the five Little Red Athletes who were there to sign letters were asked to pose together. Then, their parents were asked to join in. Next up were the coaches, then the athletic department members, then the school board members. Indeed, it takes a village.
Senior Ryan Hilburn, junior Michael Laviano and senior Jack Wilson (F-M) will join graduate student Brian Badgett and senior Conor Okmin as captains of the Boston University men's lacrosse team for the 2018 season, as announced on Friday.
As part of the program, Bandits players Mark Steenhuis, Mitch Jones, Craig England and Josh Byrne, as well as the Bandits’ mascot, Rax, will visit Western New York and Southern Ontario schools to deliver informative and interactive presentations for both students and teachers. Over the past three years, the Bandits School Program has been able to reach 300 schools and work with 80,000 students.
Host Fred Opie interviews Syracuse Lacrosse Alum and Hall of Famer Casey Powell. They talk about growing up in Carthage, New York and how lacrosse came to his community, how he, his brothers, and neighborhood kids created a winning lacrosse culture out of what they observed from upstate New York powerhouse West Genesee High School and attending Syracuse University lacrosse games during the era of the Gait brothers.
O’Brien, a senior who played at midfield last season for the Cavaliers, will compete for the Division II Greyhounds, who finished 13-5 last season and were named the most improved Division II women’s program in the country by the LaxPower website.
The Gaffer Elite 2020-2021 Team won their first Championship as a combined squad going 3-0 at the Brine Fall Ball Tournament in Maryland. The team was led by the stellar play of goalie Elon Friends and a great defense of poles: Chase Blumbergs, Max Giordano, Seth Hogue, Alex Jacobs, Chase Smith and Rory Thompson. The defense gave up a combined 8 goals in three games.
In 2013, the Sports Business Journal named Rochester the second best minor league sports market in the country. This year, Rochester ranks 70th, and that doesn’t factor in the Rattlers leaving town – or the Rhinos, currently in major financial trouble.
I spent the week in Los Angeles for meetings, media, podcasts, workouts, and...a hike in the Canyons. My buddies and channel co-creators, Colin and Samir joined me. We talk about the hottest topics in the game and give our take. What do you think?
from the Rochester Rattlers and Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the Rochester Rattlers will relocate to Frisco, Texas and will be rebranded as the Dallas Rattlers for the 2018 MLL season. The team will play its home games at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility and the site of the 2017 MLL Championship Game.
According to LSN, Billy Warder (Geneva) has been named the Head Coach of the Dallas Rattlers. Warder has a long history as an assistant coach in Major League Lacrosse, all of it with the Rattlers spread over different seasons. He played in both the NLL (forward) and MLL (midfielder), and was a standout goalie at Hobart College, where he also coached after graduating.
Sweetlax Upstate 2023 competed and won the Famous Autumn Classic in Aberdeen, MD, this past Sunday, November 12th. Going undefeated on the day and compiling an impressive 57 goals for and only 7 against on the day, Sweetlax put together its most impressive performance to date.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their theme nights for the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season. Every home game, the Knighthawks will start the party off with a pregame happy hour, featuring $2.00 beer specials and a live band in the upper atrium bar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. for season ticket holders).
Judge Sanders' memorandum first begins by going into the backstory of how Trematerra and the MLL began their negotiations in 2014. Shortly after those early negotiations, Trematerra formed Atlanta Lacrosse Club, LLC and purchased equity interest in the MLL. The Court actually does a really good job breaking down the ownership structure of the MLL, in the memorandum from page one:
Christian Brothers Academy was the site for a national letter of intent ceremony Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by a total of six student-athletes all signing to continue their athletic careers at the Division-I level.
The Orange [Men] resumed workouts Monday after the program shut down for more than a month because of a mumps outbreak on campus. That pause cost the team weeks of practice as well as scrimmage competition. But now the Orange has been cleared to play again.
It appears Dallas-Fort Worth is getting a Major League Lacrosse franchise next year, as the league is set to make a "major announcement" Thursday morning at The Star in Frisco.
The official announcement is set for Thursday at 10 a.m. at The Star. It will also be broadcast on Lax Sports Network (LSN). Joining Gross in the announcement will be Bill Goren of Dallas Lacrosse and Chad Estis, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president of Business Operations.
I've received the question a few times since early summer and finally got around to checking on the answer: Yes, the Syracuse CBA boys lacrosse team will remain in Class D next spring despite winning a NYSPHSAA championship at that level last spring.
Wyatt joined Gaffer Elite Lacrosse during the summer of 2016 and immediately impressed the staff with his smooth style and ability to beat defenders consistently. It didn’t surprise anyone when he committed to Division Two College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
The 2018 Tournament will again feature two divisions in each region- the Command Division and Highlight Division. The Command Division will showcase players from the 2021 and 2022 high school graduation years, while the Highlight Division will feature the 2019 and 2020 players. Each division will compete within itself at the tryouts and main event.
Tanner John played his entire fourth year at Hobart College assuming it would be his last as a college men’s lacrosse player. But he got to the end, a 5-4 loss to Bryant in the Northeast Conference championship, and wanted to write a different ending. Technically a redshirt junior due to a freshman year injury, John remembered a conversation with his friend Adam Hardy, an assistant coach at the University of Tampa, about playing his fifth year at the Division II school in Tampa Bay, Fla.
CHENANGO FORKS, N.Y. -
Chenango Forks Senior, Brooke Maietta, signed her National Letter of Intent Monday to play Division I Women's Lacrosse at Binghamton University. Maietta is a three-time Section IV All-Conference player, three-time Section IV Class C Champion, and has a 99 overall GPA.
The UB women’s club lacrosse team lost close to $15,000 and its club status has been in limbo since last spring, after an Instagram account associated with the team prompted harassment and hazing accusations and punishment from the Student Association. But the SA may have mishandled the case and funds, which were the subject of bickering and confusion during an SA Senate meeting Friday night.
"Last year was embarrassing."
That was the first sentence delivered by Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich, Saturday, in front of the entire training camp roster of 37 players and team personnel Saturday morning.
Outfitting a lacrosse player is so different today, because there are just so many more choices. There was a time, a simpler time, maybe from about 1975 to 2000 or so, when there were two choices – Brine or STX. The supplier of all suppliers was LaxWorld, located down in Baltimore, and high school teams as well as college teams would schedule two stops whenever they came to town – Johns Hopkins’ hallowed Homewood Field, and LaxWorld.
Kempney, who has played varsity lacrosse with the Comets since she was in the eighth grade, totaled 117 points for Carthage last season, which ranked third in Section 3, including 68 goals and 49 assists. Kempney, who also won 65 draw controls as a junior, helped guide the Comets to the Section 3 Class B title game in May.
After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick off the 2017-18 campaign:
OHSWEKEN — At least in lacrosse circles the number 88 points directly towards Six Nations and Cody Jamieson.
In his sixth season as a pro, all of them with the Rochester Knighthawks, Jamieson was a big part of the 2012 to 2014 three year run as NLL’s Championship Cup winning teams and innumerable hi-light real goals. This past summer, Jamieson served as ambassador for the North American Indigenous Games.
Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes. In particular, ACL injuries occur at a three- to six-times greater rate in females compared to male athletes playing the same sports.
The Knighthawks will honor our men and women in uniform that evening when they host the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. In appreciation of our armed forces, all military members, veterans, and reservists are able to receive one complimentary ticket to the game.
Iroquois Chiefs Looking for Section V Games
The Iroquois Central Chiefs are looking for games in Section Five this season. Iroquois (7-8) lost to Amherst 12-11 in overtime in the Section VI quarterfinals last year. If interested in scheduling a game, contact Rich Randall at email@example.com.
US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame
The Chapter is looking for nominations for the Class of 2018. Click
here to download a nomination form.