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2019 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Third Weekend - Girls

September 29 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
Club/School Teams, Grades: 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8

2019 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Fourth Weekend - Boys

October 5 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
Club/School/Town Teams, Grades: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, & 7/8

2019 Liverpool Laxtoberfest - Girls

October 6 / Liverpool High School Complex / Liverpool NY
High School, Varsity (2020,2021, & 2022) , Junior Varsity (2022,2023), Modified (2023,2024)

2019 Goblin Games - Girls

October 20 / Ithaca High School / Ithaca NY
1/2 grades, 3/4 grades, 5/6 grades

2019 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournaments - Fifth Weekend - Girls

October 26 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
Club/School Teams, Grades: Varsity & JV Teams Only

2019 Goblin Games - Girls

October 26 - 27 / Ithaca High School / Ithaca NY
October 26 - Modified
October 27 - JV, Varsity

2019 Turkeyshoot Boys Lacrosse Tournament

November 2-3 and 9-10 / Ithaca HS / Ithaca NY
Saturday, November 2nd - 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade
November 3rd - JV and Varsity - Sunday

Saturday, November 9th - 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade
Sunday, November 10th - JV and Varsity

2019 Up Top Girls Lacrosse Tournament

November 2-3 / Corcoran ‘Up Top’ Stadium / Syracuse NY
Lynch Avenue (all the way to the end), Syracuse NY 13207

JV/Modified Teams – Saturday, November 2nd

Varsity School Teams – Sunday, November 3rd

from US Lacrosse Magazine
[John] Galloway will serve as the boys’ national combine director from Aug. 19-21 and the head coach for the USA Select U17 team. He will be joined by his former Syracuse and Team USA teammate Joel White, who will serve as the boys’ combine assistant director and head coach of the USA Select 15 team.

from The Union Leader
Josh Knight (Saratoga Springs), who serves as the athletics director Equality Charter High School in the Bronx, N.Y., takes over on Monday. Knight played four years of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse and was part of national championship teams in 2008 and 2009.

Hobart was coming off a very disappointing 2018 season which saw them finish with a 4-10 overall record and a 1-5 mark in NEC play. But the start to 2019 was much different.


August 17 and 18 will feature six professional lacrosse games on television. There are three MLL games on back-to-back across three different networks this Saturday. PLL games can be watched via NBC Sports Gold as usual, but two will also air on NBC Sports Network over the weekend!

Friday August 16, 2019 10:15AM
from Hobart / William Smith Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Departments unveiled new visual identities for the Colleges' 23 varsity sports. While maintaining each college's historic colors and mascots, the updated marks and visual identities give the Statesmen and Herons a modern look that will resonate with recruits, student-athletes, alums and fans alike.

from Colgate Athletics
HAMILTON -- On behalf of the faculty and staff at Colgate University, we are proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Under Armour, Inc. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will become our official outfitter beginning this fall. As part of a five-year agreement, the company will provide our 25 varsity sports with on-field and off-field training gear, in addition to outfitting our coaching and athletic department staff.

from Fox Sports
The Premier Lacrosse League, a new competition seeking to revolutionize its sport, came up with a system in its very first season that somehow seems to answer many of the issues faced by the major traditional leagues.

“This is the real joy we get out of founding a 21st century league,” PLL founder and star player Paul Rabil told me in a telephone conversation this week.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
LAKE PLACID — The Local Yocals under-18 lacrosse team is made up of players from around the state, but even though they start as strangers, the team comes together as the Lake Placid Summit Classic tournament goes on. Started as a team for players from the villages of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, the Yocals have evolved into the “orphanage” of single players who want to compete in one of the best-known tournaments in the country.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
LAKE PLACID — Local officials say there seemed to be fewer unintended impacts on the community as a result of the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament this year.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
With two weeks left in the regular season, a magnifying glass will be put on all six PLL teams as their postseason destinies take shape. The Archers, Atlas, Chaos, Chrome, Redwoods and Whipsnakes go international as they descend up Tim Hortons Field for Week 9 action. Here's everything you need to know to watch.

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:30AM
from Inside Lacrosse
On Tuesday night, the NCAA Men’s Rules Committee kicked off a session of meetings in Indianapolis. An off-year in the two-year cycle to make changes, the expectation among college coaches is that the meeting will be comparatively calm, with the main outcomes being recommendations for exploratory rules this fall and preparing conversation for December’s IMLCA Coaches Convention.

That said, there’s desire for change — or, in the absence of change, discussion — around two topics: the dive and the face-off.

from Colgate Athletics
Taking place at Andy Kerr Stadium, the women's lacrosse ID Clinics are available on Sunday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:45AM
from The Osewego County News
OSWEGO — For the past handful of years, Oswego native Brian Witmer has been on what he calls an “international lacrosse adventure.”

Witmer’s path has led him to Scotland, where he is the coach and general manager of the country’s indoor box lacrosse national team.

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class, which includes longtime West Genesee coach Mike Messere and Fayetteville-Manlius coach Tom Hall.

from SUNY Oswego Athletics
OSWEGO — Teresa Shattuck (Bishop Grimes) of the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team closed the 2019 season as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III statistical champion for assists per game.

During her senior year, Shattuck averaged four assists per game, which is nearly a quarter of a point higher than the next closest individual (Lois Ray, George Fox University, 3.76).

from the Buffalo News
Tyler Zeplowitz, who was a second team All-Section VI Class B Boys Lacrosse League selection as a junior at Williamsville North last spring, announced his commitment to Lake Erie College, which competes at the NCAA Division II level.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
The 2019 Northstar Invitational concentrated 130+ talented student athlete leaders from 18 States, Canada, and New Zealand to the Northwood School, adding one more Chapter to the storied sports history of Lake Placid. At Northstar, the focus is athlete development --- sports performance, mental fitness, leadership training, recruiting process preparation, small-sided play, and more.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) … The biggest rivalry in the National Lacrosse League reaches a whole new level on Sunday, August 18 when the Rochester Jr. Knighthawks face-off against the Buffalo Jr. Bandits in the inaugural I-90 Cup Rivalry Series.

Marechek, who turns 51 later this month, began crafting a career as one of the greatest ever as a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion at Syracuse (1989-90). Along with Paul and Gary Gait, Marechek was a ring-leader of one of the most entertaining squads in the history of college lacrosse. His 182 career goals rank second in school history.

West Islip 2020 midfielder Tyler Shook of FLG Lacrosse has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:15AM
Following last month’s resignation of Kelly Tormey - who with her sister, Kristen Beilein, led the Hornets to a 48-12 record and three straight trips to the state final four - the F-M school board Monday night approved assistant coach Leah Tuck as the new varsity coach.

Tuck was a varsity assistant for two seasons and was the program’s freshman coach in 2017. Tuck, whose maiden name was Leah Giffin, is an F-M alum and played on the school’s first state champion girls lacrosse team in 2004 coached by Kathy Taylor. Tormey and Beilein, Taylor’s daughters, also were on that team.

from The Press Republican
LAKE PLACID — Dacks Lax, a team comprised mainly of former Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse student-athletes as well as current coaches, captured the 2019 Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament championship for the Men's 18-Plus Silver Division Sunday at North Elba Athletic Fields.

from the Georgia Swarm
“Joel returning to the Swarm is really exciting for our entire organization,” Swarm Owner and General Manager John Arlotta said. “Simply put, he’s a difference maker with a championship pedigree who improves our already strong defensive core. His play to force overtime in Game 2 of the NLL Finals in 2017 was one of the biggest moments in Swarm history, and it ultimately led to us winning our first world championship. Our fans are going to enjoy seeing one of the most talented and athletic players in the NLL back on the floor again.”

Monday August 12, 2019 6:45PM
from the Buffalo Bandits
One of the fiercest rivalries in the NLL heats up this Sunday, Aug. 18, junior style! The Jr. Buffalo Bandits and Jr. Rochester Knighthawks take the turf at Buffalo RiverWorks to battle for the inaugural I-90 Cup Rivalry Series.

from Elmira College Athletics
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Former Elmira College men's lacrosse player and three-time National Lacrosse League (NLL) champion, Scott Campbell '04, has signed a one-year deal with the Halifax Thunderbirds for the 2019-20 season, as announced by the team last week.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Fred addresses a listeners question, are club team fees and the expense of traveling across the country for my daughter to get seen by college coaches a good idea?

Sunday August 11, 2019 10:45AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Last August, 36 players were selected from a pool of more than 100 of the nation’s top young women’s lacrosse players to join the 2019 U19 training team. Megan Carney and Izzy Scane were not among them.

Carney and Scane were added to the roster after successful fall campaigns at Syracuse and Northwestern, respectively. They made their debut at the Spring Premiere in California in January and quickly became major parts of the team.

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – Legendary Corning East and Corning lacrosse head coach Bob Streeten is headed to the Hall of Fame. Streeten will be inducted as part of the inaugural class of the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is on November 9th at Plandome Country Club in Plandome, New York.

The Big Red were right on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, but came up just short.

from he Premier Lacrosse League
Early in the second meeting between the Whipsnakes and the Chrome, you’d be hard pressed to tell which team was tied for first place and which had won only one game entering this weekend.

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:00AM
from Bishop Verot Athletics
FORT MYERS, FL – Bishop Verot Catholic High School is pleased to announce Ms. Kelsey Richardson (Jordan-Elbridge) will lead the Girls Lacrosse team beginning this year. Kelsey’s passion for the sport is evidenced by her long history as both a player and coach. She was named First Team U.S. Lacrosse All American in High School and went on to play at the collegiate level, serving as goalie for Syracuse University.

from Syracuse Athletics
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario -- Syracuse rising sophomore Jalyn Jimerson scored five goals to lead the Haudenosaunee in its 8-7 loss to Puerto Rico at the U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The Haudenosaunee finish in 10th place at the event.

Friday August 9, 2019 6:30PM
from Dan Witmer / JusLacrosse Upstate
If you weren’t in Lake Placid last night, you should have been. If you were in Lake Placid and you did not attend the 2019 Legends Ceremony, then you really missed the boat – I mean, you were right here and still you missed out!

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Pat Britton recalled his first day of helping out with the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse program in 2011. Head coach Doug Sedgwick tossed the Carthage native a stick and said, “Learn how to use this. There will be a test on Monday.”

from the Premier Lacrosse League
The Premier Lacrosse League has established itself as a true innovator among professional sports leagues in the way it embraces technology to market the league, employ social media and manage its players. As part of the agreement with Corning Gorilla Glass, PLL will be equipping the League with wearables, tablets and smartphones, all featuring Gorilla Glass.

from LaxSportsNetwork
Travis is in Lake Placid filling us in on the events taking place at Lake Placid Summit Classic that started this week. (2:18)

from US Lacrosse Magazine
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After posting back-to-back shutouts in its first two playoff games, things didn’t go quite as smoothly for the United States in the semifinals of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship. Still, the U.S. pulled away in the second half for a 21-6 victory over Australia.

from The Crease Dive Podcast
On this week's episode, it's a busy weekend in lacrosse. We've got week 8 PLL action in San Jose, and Jordie is going upstate to the Lake Placid Summit Classic. Whipsnakes faceoff-specialist Joe Nardella stops by to talk about the season so far and the Whipsnakes' playoff push [39:32 - 1:09:51]. Finally, the fellas wrap things up by previewing the games for this weekend [1:10:12 - 1:27:50].

We encourage you to watch this video which shares a deep look into the life and social impact of Oren Lyons:

PHILADELPHIA, August 8, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) have officially announced a strategic partnership to help grow the game of lacrosse.

As part of this historic collaboration, the NLL will partner at the IMLCA’s annual meeting in Baltimore Maryland and host an indoor pro-night where NLL coaches, executives and players will demonstrate indoor plays, strategy and skills to the coaches association.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Atlas’ Jack Concannon backstopped Team Baptiste in the final quarter, limiting Team Rambo’s offensive firepower en route to the game’s Most Valuable Player honors. Blaze Riorden of the Chaos showed his dynamic ability for Team Rambo, performing well both in goal and on offense.

from US Lacrosse
Two new membership benefits are now available to all US Lacrosse adult member game officials. A voluntary national background screening and voluntary online SafeSport training are being offered to any official who chooses to participate. This combined benefit, a $40 value, is being provided at no additional cost to members.

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:30AM
from Syracuse Athletics
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – Rising sophomore Megan Carney recorded eight points to help the U.S. defeat Wales, 26-0, in the quarterfinals of the U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, Aug. 7. In addition, incoming freshman Bianca Chevarie posted three points in Canada's 21-1 win against Germany.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — The United States posted its second straight shutout, downing Wales 26-0 to advance to the semifinal round of the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship at Trent University.

The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA), which strives to provide dedicated service to high school lacrosse coaches throughout the United States, has announced that 10 coaching legends will be inducted in its inaugural Hall of Fame Class.

Upstate inductees: Thomas Hall, Fayetteville Manlius; Mike Messere, West Genesee; Bob Streeten, Corning East.

from Colgate Athletics
"I am beyond excited for our team to have Jessica Antelmi (Chittenango) join our Raider coaching staff. I worked with Jessica at both SUNY Cortland and Le Moyne College and she is the consummate professional," Taylor said. "I am confident the team will benefit tremendously from her knowledge and experience. It only seems fitting we reunite here at Colgate University and chase the next level of excellence together."

from Democrat & Chronicle
The New York State Sportswriters Association's girls lacrosse all-state teams include Section V's all-time leader in points and the Rochester-area's player of the year.

SKANEATELES — Patrick Hackler is having himself a summer. The recent Skaneateles graduate competed in the Under Armour All-American game, was selected to Team USA's U19 training team and was named to the state sportswriter's first team boys lacrosse all-stars.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Whether you’re a die-hard lacrosse fan or not, the sheer numbers are pretty darn impressive – over 250 teams, playing four or five games apiece, over a period of seven days, on 14 different fields, in 26 different age and/or talent groupings. Yesterday afternoon I helped stuff 26 bags with championship T-shirts; we’ll be crowning eight youth division champions today, and after that, I think there’s a championship or two almost every day through Sunday. Yowza! I don’t know of any other lacrosse tournament, in this country or anywhere in the world, that can boast those kinds of numbers.

Young women from 22 countries decked out in the colours and dresses of their nations marched around the Justin Chiu Stadium on Wednesday night while drummers and dancers from Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations performed.

Standing out in the parade of teams however, was the Haudenosaunee Nationals U19’s, who wore red hand prints on their mouths in solidarity with the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls movement and uniform purple and white ribbon dresses.

Japan is proving to be the rising star of the youth movement of Asian Lacrosse, as their U19 team upset the native Haudenosaunee, 11 to 9, in Day 6 of the World Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship.

Syracuse, N.Y. -- More than two dozen high school players from Section III teams were named to various all-state girls lacrosse teams, released today by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

from New York Sportswriters
Two seniors and a junior have been selected players of the year on the second annual New York State Sportswriters Association girls lacrosse all-state team announced Tuesday.

2019 NYSSWA All-Sate Girls

from Canisius Athletics
"Derek has made a tremendous impact on our program since arriving on Main Street two years ago to serve as defensive and recruiting coordinator, not only on the field, but in academics and community service as well," Miyashita said. "His passion for helping develop our players not simply as lacrosse players, but in the Jesuit value of 'men for others' is exemplified in all that he does. I look forward to the continued development of our staff as we enter the upcoming school year."

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women's lacrosse team will welcome 10 newcomers for the upcoming 2020 campaign. The group will attempt to help head coach Jenny Graap's squad earn the program's third Ivy League regular season title and qualify for the conference tournament for the ninth time in the last 10 years this coming spring.

"We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to campus in a few weeks," Graap said. "Coaches Bill Olin, Margaret Corzel and I are excited about the depth of talent and diverse skill sets this fantastic group brings to our Big Red program."

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Curtis Knight and defensemen Dylan Evans and Jay Thorimbert to one-year contracts for the 2019-20 season. All contracts are pending league approval.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45AM
from the John Pepper Tournaments
Tom has been recognized for his lacrosse and coaching accomplishments with the induction into the Camillus Sports Hall of Fame and the Upstate Chapter of US Lacrosse.This past Saturday at the West Genesee John Pepper Wildcat Invitational play was stopped and Tom was recognized once again.

“The committee worked diligently in reviewing all proposals,” said Dr. James Weaver, NFHS director of performing arts and sports and liaison to the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee. “Year after year, the game of high school boys lacrosse continues to improve and make positive strides.”

from US Lacrosse Magazine
While going to graduate school in Albany, N.Y., George Leveille had a friend ask if he wanted to go for a hike in the Adirondack Mountains. Right away, he fell in love with the region and became an outdoors enthusiast.

Then in 1990, Leveille traveled to Vail, Colo., for a lacrosse tournament and had a thought: Why can’t we bring this exact format to Lake Placid? So Leveille, father of former Team USA players Kevin and Mike Leveille and a longtime volunteer with US Lacrosse, met with the proper folks upstate and got the ball rolling.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
“For me the best feeling is getting those turnovers,” said U.S. defender Brooklyn Neumen, who shared the team lead with Murphy and Izzy Scane with two caused turnovers.

“We came out of the gate just being aggressive and trying to put the pressure on Canada,” said assistant coach Ann Whidden. “I thought we did a great job causing some turnovers, picking up ground balls and pushing transition.”

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has acquired forward Phil Caputo from the Toronto Rock in exchange for Rochester’s second-round selection in the 2020 National Lacrosse League Draft. The transaction is pending league approval.

Caputo recently completed his third season with Toronto in 2018-19, appearing in two games and recording 22 penalty minutes.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Brownell (6’1”, 179 lbs., 8/16/1988) recorded 14 points (3+11) in 17 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season with the Bandits. He recovered 74 loose balls last season, including the 500th of his career, and caused 13 turnovers, which ranked fifth on the team.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Bridle (6’2”, 190, 3/27/1995) spent the majority of the 2018-19 season on the Bandits’ practice squad after signing a one-year deal with the team prior to the start of the season. He played in one game for the Bandits last year, recording two assists and picking up three loose balls. Bridle was drafted by the Bandits in the third round (33rd overall) in the 2017 NLL Entry Draft.

Monday August 5, 2019 11:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Over the past seven years, I’ve written about the people, the trip, the games, the teams, and more. If you’re a lacrosse person, then this is where you want to be this week – it’s that simple. But to start things off this year, I’m gonna go way back, even further back than I did last week. I’m going to tell you about my first ten years or so up in these parts – before the Summit Classic was even born…

from Syracuse Athletics
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – Current and former Orange are helping their teams to success at the U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. Rising sophomore Megan Carney has scored three goals in each of Team USA's first two games, while rising sophomore Jalyn Jimerson is the seventh-leading scorer in the tournament, helping the Haudenosaunee to a 3-0 record in pool play. In addition, incoming freshman Bianca Chevarie has helped Team Canada to a pair of victories.

from The Daily Gazette
Carino, a 17-year-old from Somers who will be a senior this upcoming school year at Archbishop Stepinac High School, committed last week to play quarterback at UAlbany after initially offering a verbal commitment to Syracuse University to play men’s lacrosse.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Stop by TRUE Legends Field in Vendor Village to compete in a variety of shooting challenges vs MLL All-Time Career Points Leader JOHN GRANT JR and you could win! Speed, accuracy, one handed, BTB, around the world, call your shot…and more. Everyone is welcome! All ages, boys, girls, coaches…

from US Lacrosse
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — A dominant second quarter fueled the United States to a 13-5 pool-clinching victory over host Canada at the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.

Dallastown Area High School (PA) 2020 defenseman Ethan Eckert of Duke’s Lacrosse Club has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College.

Sunday August 4, 2019 10:15AM
from Spectrum Sports
SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: The 18th annual John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament is taking place at West Genesee high school this weekend. The tourney features 16 teams from New York State. (1:03)

from the Buffalo News
Western New York girls Borrelli Award winner as the Player of the Year Lois Garlow was among 10 goal scorers for the Haudenosaunee. The former Mount St. Mary star who is headed for Coastal Carolina College later this month, scored three goals and assisted on three others for the winners

from US Lacrosse
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Megan Carney, Izzy Scane, Belle Smith and Caitlyn Wurzburger each scored three goals as the United States put forth a dominating effort in an 18-2 victory over England in pool play action at the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.

Saturday August 3, 2019 9:00AM
The third Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event has come and gone, but it will not soon be forgotten.

from The Peterborough Examiner
Americans out for revenge after their reign of four consecutive U19 gold medals was snapped by Canada in 2015; Haudenosaunee improves to 2-0.

Results to date

from US Lacrosse Magazine
. . . it should come as no surprise that dominance in the draw circle paved the way to a 12-4 victory over Australia in the opening pool play game for the U.S. at the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
Next week we'd really like to capture the essence, the vibe, the scenery and atmosphere of the Lake Placid experience to the outside world (those that aren't able to make it) and there's no better way to do so than to combine our efforts and shine through social media.

Friday August 2, 2019 10:15AM
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Nick Gatto knows the local lacrosse scene about as well as anyone in the area.

Gatto, 33, was a star player at Henninger High School, Onondaga Community College and Le Moyne College in his playing days. He was an assistant coach for 10 years at OCC, working with Chuck Wilbur during a decade where the Lazers won nine of 10 national junior college titles.

“Tim came wandering in the bar and asked me if I would be interested in opening up on a Saturday night before the Knighthawks game,” John Terrigino said. “And I said ‘hey, why not?’ And ever since then it’s been every Saturday night through the season.”

from Siena Athletics
LOUDONVILLE, NY – The Siena Women's Lacrosse program and head coach Abigail Rehfuss announced the addition of transfer Ally Mervine to the program on Thursday afternoon. Mervine will join the Saints this fall as a junior, as she comes to Loudonville from the University of Oregon.

A couple Auburn lacrosse coaches are returning for a clinic this weekend.

Army head coach Joe Alberici and Boston University assistant coach Judd Lattimore will lead the Finger Lakes Lacrosse Clinic at Everest Park Sunday. The event, hosted by Champions for Life, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Grades 1 to 6 and 2 to 4 p.m. for Grades 7 to 12.

from US Lacrosse Magazine

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
When the Summit Lacrosse Tournament began in 1990, there was no youth lacrosse program in Lake Placid or Saranac Lake and only one girl’s youth program in the entire North Country region of the Adirondacks. That all changed in 2001, when Bill Larzelere and his family moved into the area from Westchester County, NY. With two lacrosse-playing children and no clubs or teams in the area, he and Kathleen started the Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse. They did it all, from getting not-for-profit status to running the concession stands at tournaments. Now there are 125 youth players in the program consistently.

from First Nations Lacrosse Association
It took all five games to find a champion, but in the end Seneca WarChiefs captured their sixth FNJBLL title in six seasons. They raised the championship trophy on their home floor Sunday after a Game 5 victory over the Onondaga Jr. Redhawks 17-10.

from the Rochester Knightawks
(Rochester, NY) … Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forwards Dylan Hutchison and JP Kealey, defensemen Adam Perroni and Doug Utting, transition man Chris Willman and goaltender Craig Wende all to two-year contracts. All transactions are pending league approval.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The four-year veteran scored five goals, a new career high, and recorded nine assists in 17 regular-season games, which tied him for ninth in scoring among all NLL defensemen. His 131 loose balls recovered last season set a new career high and ranked second on the Bandits and 13th in the NLL.

from University of Colorado Athletics
[Nicole] Levy joins the CU staff after finishing up her four-year collegiate career at Syracuse. She recorded 81 assists in that time, which is eighth in Syracuse history. She also finished her career 10th on the school's all-time points chart with 222, and was just the 10th player in program history to reach 200 career points. Levy was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List three times, earned all-region honors four times (twice on the first team and twice on the second team) and was selected to the All-ACC second team as a senior.

Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15AM
from Mel Busler /
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (WWNY) - A familiar face is involved in the planning of an elementary school age fall lacrosse league starting soon. Kirk Ventiquattro continues his mission of spreading the sport of lacrosse.

from Summit Lacrosse Ventures
On Thursday, August 8, three new Lake Placid Legends will be inducted at a very special ceremony at the Intervales Lodge, located at the base of the Olympic ski jumps, across the street from the Horse Show Grounds. See for profiles of this year’s LP Legends.

In addition to the Legends, we are honored to announce the recipients of seven various group or individual awards, who will also be celebrated at Intervales Lodge on August 8. Here is the run-down of these awards and honorees:

from Cornell Athletics
Story Links ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's lacrosse assistant coach Connor Buczek '15 and Jason Noble '13 have been named to their respective national teams for the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, while Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse has been named an assistant coach for the United States.

Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:00AM
from Hobart Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Lacrosse Coach Greg Raymond announced that Stephen Brundage (West Genesee) will serve as the program's offensive coordinator for the 2020 season. He joins the Statesmen following seven seasons at Marquette University, including the past five as the Golden Eagles' associate head coach.

from the Buffalo Bandits
“Following this past season, Matt indicated he felt he could play longer, so it was a no brainer to extend his contract one more year,” said Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich.

from The County Press
INDIANAPOLIS — After a meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations in Indianapolis in June, several changes will be coming to the rules of high school girls’ lacrosse next spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The Class of 2019 — Don Leet (St. Lawrence), Tom Postel (C.W. Post), William Schmeisser (Johns Hopkins), Cliff Stevenson (Oberlin, Brown), Dick Watts (Kenyon, UMBC) and Chuck Winters (Cortland) — will be inducted in ceremony Dec. 6 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lax Sports Network announced Tuesday that all 81 games of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship — including U.S. preliminaries against Australia, England and Canada and four rounds of playoffs — will be broadcast on its digital platforms.

LSN is available for free on Apple TV, Xbox, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast and desktop (, as well as on iOs and Android mobile devices.

The Schedule

White Bear Lake Area High School (MN) 2020 faceoff specialist Thomas Rodriguez Jr. of Minnesota Loons Select has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at SUNY at Albany.

Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00AM
from Elisha Ieshontenhawe King / The Globe and Mail
Elisha Ieshontenhawe King is from Akwesasne, a Mohawk community which straddles the imposed borders of Canada and the United States. She is a master’s student at Trent University and a member of the Trent women’s lacrosse team.

from The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation

from New York Sportswriters
Two junior attackmen from Long Island lead the way on the third annual boys all-state lacrosse team released Monday by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

All-State Teams

Canisius was the fourth seed in the MAAC Tournament for the second straight season, but could not pull off another upset.

from Oswego County News Now
OSWEGO — Fulton jumped out to a 5-1 first-quarter lead on the way to a 12-9 victory over Oswego on Saturday in the first Oswego vs. Fulton Alumni High School Lacrosse Game, held at Joseph Wilber Field.

from Summit Lacrosse Venures
Welcome to the 30th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic!

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Shawn and Turner Evans have dedicated their lives to teaching the game of lacrosse. The cousins have brought their passion for the game to over 25,000 kids throughout the United States and Canada.

The weekend of Aug. 2-4 will be no different for the Rochester Knighthawks’ forwards. That weekend, the Evans boys will attend the USBOXLA Nationals for the first time as they coach the Huntington Beach Box Lacrosse Club.

Monday July 29, 2019 10:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Every lacrosse coach, every player, and every referee started somewhere.

from IMG Academy
On July 24, 2019, IMG Academy announced the addition of National Lacrosse League and US National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Tom Marechek as Director of Lacrosse. In his role, Marechek will oversee all aspects of the IMG Academy lacrosse program for boarding school, camps, professional player training and events.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Dempsey Arsenault is the best women’s lacrosse player in the world. Repeat, in the world.

“She’s an absolute unit,” LaMonica said Sunday after watching Arseneault, the rookie midfielder out of Boston College, wreak havoc all over Tierney Field in the Brave’s 13-12 comeback win over the Fight in the WPLL championship game.

from Premier Lacrosse
1. Connor Fields vs. Tim Muller, Round 2: In their Week 1 matchup, the Whips trusted Tim Muller on an island against Connor Fields. They didn’t slide. If Fields beat Muller by himself, then he earned the goal. The Whips would live with that. Sliding to Fields (2G, 1A) leads to much scarier stepdown looks for Deemer Class (3G) and company. Muller won Week 1. Fields won Week 7.

from LSN
We look back at the best moments from this past week in the lacrosse world

Sunday July 28, 2019 3:00PM
from the Upstae Lacrosse Foundation
The Upstate Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame nominees for 2019 are Josh Coffman, Ron Fraser, Sarah (Averson) Kellner, Jeff Klodzen, Kenny Nims, Matt Riter, Andy Shay, Greg Tarbell, Lars Tiffany and John Tillman.

from Inside Lacrosse
With 5:51 left in overtime, Thompson operated near the two-point line, utilizing a two-man game with his Bayhawks’ teammate Brendan Bomberry. As the defense spun to get on Thompson’s ever-dangerous hands and jump what looked like a slip pass, Thompson caught Atlanta Blaze rookie Brendan Sunday underneath, who snagged the pass and slipped in the falling finish – a fitting end to a game in which young players shined.

Saturday July 27, 2019 9:45AM
from the Buffalo News
A single stadium light standard has shone on the Sweet Home Turf Complex every night for the past two weeks in tribute to a fallen coaching icon.

Friday night it illuminated the field where several hundred people gathered to memorialize John Faller, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member who led Sweet Home’s football and lacrosse teams for more than three decades.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
(Rochester, NY) … Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Dan Lintner and goaltender Steve Fryer to contracts for the 2019-20 season. Lintner’s contract also runs through the 2020-21 campaign. Both transactions are pending league approval.

Upstate Lacrosse Foundation News
You can now order your tickets to the 2019 Upstate Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame Induction Dinner being held on Sunday, Ocober 27, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse. The inductees include Josh Coffman, Ron Fraser, Sarah Kellner, Jeff Klodzen, Kenny Nims, Matt Riter, Andy Shay, Greg Tarbell, Lars Tiffany, and John Tillman. The order form for payment by check or credit card can be downloaded here.

If you would like to congratulate the inductees and support the ULF by placing an ad in the Induction Dinner Program, you can find information on how to do that here.

Road Trip Dad
Dan is recovering from LPSC #30 somewhere in the woods of the Adirondacks, off the grid, and looking forward to sharing more LP stories sometime soon ...


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