7:15PM
from WBNG.com
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.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from WWNYTV.com
Randy was born in Massena, NY and was raised in Syracuse. He attended Blodgett High School as well as various technical schools related to his career as a surveying instrument technician.

from NLL.com
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.

from Inside Lacrosse
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.

8:45AM
from Syracuse Orange

from the Buffalo Bandits
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.








Friday January 19, 2018 9:35PM
from Tewaaraton Foundation
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 Quinn

7:05PM
from Syracuse.com
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.''

from US Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from NunesMagician.com
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.

from PressBoxOnline.com
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.

8:40AM
from the Buffalo News
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.

from Syracuse.com
Several former Syracuse University players found homes in Major League Lacrosse's supplemental draft on Wednesday.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
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.





Keuka College

2006 NCAA D-II National Champions


Thursday January 18, 2018 6:05PM
from Syracuse.com
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.

TBT to the ‘96 team that went 12-3 and won the ECAC

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from The Lacrosse Network
Rob Pannell is one of the best attackmen in the world. In this video he gives us 3 traits that all great lacrosse defenseman have.

from Siena Lacrosse
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.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and New England Black Wolves will meet for the second time in nine days when they face off at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m.





Herkimer Community College

Hilbert College

Hobart College William Smith College

Hudson Valley CC

10:45AM
from SUNY Albany Athletics
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.

from LaxAllStars.com
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!

from RIT Athletics
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.

from MyTwinTiers.com
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.

from The Norwich (CT) Bulletin
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.


Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Atlanta engaged in a second trade with Dallas, sending attackman Randy Staats and midfielder Jesse King to the Rattlers in exchange for picks 24, 32 and 51 in the 2018 Collegiate Draft.

from Marist Athletics
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.

from Inside Lacrosse
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.

from the Buffalo Bandits
From an 0-4 Vancouver team fighting for their dignity to a 4-0 Saskatchewan team with the most complete group of players in the NLL, the Buffalo Bandits are in the midst of a crazy swing.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks unveiled the Military Appreciation Night jerseys today, which will be worn by the Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, Feb. 3.

from US Lacrosse
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.

10:45AM
from Capital District Lax
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.

from Inside Lacrosse
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.

from the Fremont Tribune
“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.

Good ??sportswomanship metal winners! Congratulations

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from the Rochester Knighthawks
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 Delhi








Tuesday January 16, 2018 9:00PM
from PostStar.com
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.

from US Lacrosse
Le Moyne, Ithaca, Utica, Cortland, Syracuse, Cornell women, and Cornell men all on the schedule.

11:45AM
from Inside Lacrosse
An ACL tear ended Kyla Sears’ junior season early, but she bounced back in 2017 to lead the Lakers to state bragging rights.

10:15AM
from Syracuse.com
Joseph P. Adams, 46, of Camillus, died Monday at his home from brain cancer. According to his obituary, he was a basketball and lacrosse coach for the West Genesee School District.

from The Leader
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.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Atlanta Blaze announced Monday that former Syracuse All-American and U.S. U19 team member Liam Banks will take over as head coach. Banks replaces the legendary Dave Huntley, who died on Dec. 18.

Christmas in January . Locked and loaded for the season . #family

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#lax #lacrosse #laxrecruits @justlacrosse_upstate

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Canisius

Cazenovia College

SUNY Cobleskill

Colgate

Cornell University

SUNY Cortland


Monday January 15, 2018 7:35PM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from Canisius Athletics
The schedule is highlighted by trips to Northwestern, Michigan and Oregon, as well as a late season neutral-site matchup against North Carolina.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
In one of the toughest conferences in college lacrosse, Army has come close to unseating Loyola as the perennial Patriot League power.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
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.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today published to its YouTube channel four rules interpretation videos for the 2018 season, covering high school and youth boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. Links to each appear below.

10:20AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
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.

from WWNYTV.com
"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.

from Inside Lacrosse
“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.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
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.

from the Buffalo Bandits
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.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks closed out their two-game weekend with a 9-8 loss to the New England Black Wolves Saturday night at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
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)

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Williston Northampton School (MA) 2018 attackman-midfielder John Killcommons has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Technology.

from Connor Wilson / LaxAllStars.com
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.