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2020 Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic - UPDATED INFO
Although the sport has grown in the past 50 years, Sloan Green knows there is still work to do. The recent national conversations regarding race have magnified the fact that lacrosse is not as diverse as it can be, and Sloan Green is hoping to take part in change.
In order to help prioritize its upcoming outreach strategies related to player equipment, US Lacrosse has created a short online survey to assess current equipment related knowledge. Survey feedback from members will help shape US Lacrosse’s equipment related initiatives, including rules.
Released this memo to clarify athletic eligibility for students in remote only education. @NYSEDNews Bona Fide Student Regulation provides eligibility if student is taking 3 courses + PE. NOTE: interscholastic sports are still prohibited by NYS officials at this time. @NYSPHSAApic.twitter.com/Xb5Su3JL72
Monster Proud: Abby Christmas (Horseheads 2021) has committed to study and play her collegiate lacrosse at Saint Anselm College, a Division II school in New Hampshire. Congratulations Abby ! pic.twitter.com/9q3KyCyiDd
“It was definitely a different season but I think that we showed that if we all follow some simple rules and guidelines, you can be safe playing sports,” said Rose after wrapping up an abbreviated 2020 season last week at the Tri-Town Community Center. “It took some extra work and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of our volunteers.”
BOSTON, Mass. — Major League Lacrosse has announced all of the nominees for the league’s player and coach awards. Below, each of the nominees are recognized in connection with the identified award. The winners will be announced throughout the remainder of the week.
As Zed Williams was handed the Premier Lacrosse League MVP trophy, he clutched his stick to his chest as if clinging to it for some unseen energy that allowed him to do the unthinkable on the field minutes prior.
It’s more than a lacrosse stick. It’s a connection to the Earth and beyond, it’s a connection to his late father. It’s a conduit to a better life, to support a family and to win championships and to graduate college.
Zed Williams (Silver Creek) scored five of his PLL single-game record-tying six goals in the fourth quarter, including four in less than two minutes as the Whipsnakes offense sprung to life after a lackluster performance through three quarters.
Zed Williams, IL's No. 5 senior, committed to Virginia this week. The Silver Creek standout was profiled by Casey Vock in the June issue of Inside Lacrosse, when he was on the verge of beating Casey Powell's New York state scoring record. He has since broken the record. You can purchase a copy of the June issue here.
Meet Miles Silva, a West Point graduate and professional lacrosse player in the MLL for the Denver Outlaws. In today’s episode of Going Offsides, Nick and Ryan learn more about what Army Lacrosse is all about, how Coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) runs a successful program, and the unique hurdles servicemen have to overcome to achieve their goals in sport.
The Archers had a problem. He stood 6-foot tall with a stick in his left hand but looked more like the brick wall version of Superman. Nothing could get by him. The shots came from beyond the arc. They came from near the crease and in between the two. None of it, not even the shots planned to put the sun in the goalie's eyes reached nylon. At least, not consistently enough.
Blaze Riorden has just had that kind of tournament in net for the Chaos and on Thursday night it led his team to a 13-9 victory over the Archers.
Whipsnakes Prevail Over Redwoods in Overtime to Reach Second Consecutive Title Game
[Matt] Palumb has earned the respect of coaches and players across the country, so he does not worry about his clout. Though he liked the video of his exchange with Kavanagh and talks about the clips with his 16-year-old son, Jackson, he stays away from the digital dialogue. He created a Twitter account in September of 2013, yet he’s never tweeted.
As a player, [Chad Surman] . . . won the 2011 and 2012 NCAA National Championships and helped Salisbury win 30 consecutive games in 2012. Surman started his collegiate career at Division II Le Moyne, advancing to the NCAA Division II National Championship as the defense allowed just 3.9 goals per game. He also boasts a NJCAA National Title with Onondaga Community College.
In his NLL career, Brown has totaled 22 points (8+14) and recovered 78 loose balls in 29 regular-season games, adding one assist in five playoff contests. Hailing from Salamanca, New York, Brown also won a silver medal with the Iroquois Nationals at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
In this sports history lesson, we take a look back at the day in the fall of 1995 when Ryan Powell signed a letter of intent to attend Syracuse. Little did he know he would become a four-time All-America for the orange and have a pro career after that.
Inductees for the 2020 Class include Bruce Allison (Union College, Colorado School of Mines), Ray Rostan (RIT, Ithaca College, Hampden-Sydney College), Dom Starsia (Brown University, University of Virginia), and Don Zimmerman (Johns Hopkins University, UMBC).
Bruce Allison, a native of Penn Yan, N.Y., began his lacrosse career at Cortland where he was a three-time letterman, the Red Letter Award winner, and two-time All-American mention. Following his playing career, Allison went on to begin his 19 years of service at Union College.
Prior to his coaching career, Rostan was a member of the 1973 Cortland State National Championship team. He later played professionally in the National Lacrosse League for the 1974 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Griffins and for the Long Island Tomahawks in 1975.
OSWEGO — Carson Colucci arrived at the Oswego High School outdoor courts, lacrosse stick in hand, for his normal routine of wall-ball when he saw the entrance blocked by a padlock and wooden boards. He then drove to the fields at Oswego State University to realize that the goals he was shooting on daily had been removed.
Sundown, a Basom, N.Y. native, arrived at Limestone in the spring of 2018 after playing his first two years of college lacrosse at NJCAA powerhouse Onondaga Community College, where he helped lead the Lazers to an NJCAA national championship in 2016. After redshirting at Limestone in 2018, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound attackman tallied 110 points (70G/40A) in 2019, shattering the Limestone single-season points record while helping lead Limestone to an NCAA DII national championship appearance.
(Philadelphia August 5, 2020) – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the longest running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, today announced that the 2020 Entry Draft will be held on September 17th at 7:00 ET. For the first time in league history, the Entry Draft will be done virtually.
(August 5, 2020) Halifax, NS - The Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed Thunderbirds Captain Cody Jamieson to a one-year agreement. He recently became an unrestricted free agent this past offseason for the first time in his professional career. Jamieson chose to return back to the Thunderbirds after signing the longest contract in NLL history back in 2010 in his rookie campaign.
When I was trying out for the Colorado Mammoth in the fall of 2002 at 35 years old, Gary Gait was on the team and I noticed that every time he caught the ball, he would look at the head of his stick before he would shoot. I was like, "WTF" is he doing? Years later I happened to ask the GM at the time, Steve Govett, if he ever noticed and he said, "Oh yeah, that's the Victoria Look Back."
Hiltz, a Peterborough, Ontario native, played his high school lacrosse at national power Culver Academy. He's tabbed as a top-three recruit in the 2020 class by Inside Lacrosse. Hiltz posted a pair of 100-point campaigns in his sophomore and junior seasons at Culver, netting 50 goals and 62 assists in 2019 for the co-national champions.
The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League will close its doors after two seasons, WPLL CEO Michele DeJuliis has confirmed. Through strategic discussions with Athletes Unlimited, DeJuliis sees opportunity for the WPLL’s players to further their career in a professional women’s sport model that offers its players “profit sharing and a major role in decision-making.”
We have another college commitment announcement! Congratulations to class of 2021 FCA Upstate (NY) lacrosse player, Elijah Grant, and his recent commit to play lacrosse at Le Moyne College! It's been an honor to have you with FCA over the last 7 years! Go Dolphins! pic.twitter.com/3WcMVlKlaV
Add another pair of cherished lacrosse games to the list of moments that didn't occur in 2020: the Under Armour All-America Senior Lacrosse Games were officially canceled, announced by event operator Corrigan Sports Enterprises on Tuesday.
Morgan Schwab, Fairport , Virginia
Jennifer Markey, Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), Syracuse
Katie Goodale, Riverhead (N.Y.), Syracuse
Alongside the most of the NCAA season and the entirety of the NCAA Tournaments, the World Lacrosse U-19 Boys' Championship and every state high school championship, the 14th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game — originally scheduled for July 11 at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University — was a casualty of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its associated effects.
Casey McDermott, Brighton, Johns Hopkins
Owen Hiltz, Culver (Ind.), Syracuse
CJ Kirst, Delbarton (N.J.), Cornell
Andrew Dalton, St. Michael’s (Ont.), Cornell
Jack Follows, Hill Academy (Ont.), Cornell
Caleb Newman, Lebanon (Oh.), Cornell
Yes! Yes! Yes! This is what happens when you score a 1600 on your SAT. Congrats to Upstate ‘21, Logan Callahan (@VictorLacrosse // FOGO) on his commitment to @jhumenslacrosse. A absolute grinder, Logan is as tough as they come. Can’t wait to see him compete at the next level. pic.twitter.com/d3j2F0tIas
Isaiah Davis-Allen and Chad Toliver approached midfield and stood together in front of a projected American flag on the jumbotron of Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Two black lacrosse players stood in solidarity, with their teams on the sidelines during the national anthem — a song that has become, at times, as polarizing as the games themselves this summer.
Miles Thompson is Top 5 BTB shooter of All-Time...along with Gary Gait, Tom Marachek, John Grant, and Casey Powell.
“We are happy to have Brendan back with the Swarm,” Swarm Head Coach Ed Comeau said. “He provides great versatility on our right side with his ability to play offense and defense. He continues to improve at the pro level, and we expect great things from him in 2021.”
"Greg (Auburn) is one of the league’s best defenders and a quality individual,” Glenn Clark, general manager and head coach said. “We are thrilled to have Greg back to help us build a championship contending team.”
Downing is a 12-year NLL veteran and returns for his third season with the Pack. The 6’1” defender was first acquired by the Black Wolves during free agency in 2018.
Muller served in the military for 24 years before retiring in June. He learned CPR near the beginning of his enlistment when he served eight years as an army medic. Throughout that time and another 16 years as a commissioned infantry officer who did two tours of duty in Iraq, Muller never had to administer CPR.
This PLL tourney is a great reminder that college lax does not need to be played once a week. I understand there’s strategy but lax is not football and does not require the same recovery. Stop playing games in February and condense the season.
John Haus (four goals, two assists) and Zed Williams (four goals, one assist) also starred on offense, while Joe Nardella won 21 of 30 faceoffs to finish group play at 75 percent, by far the best in the league. Williams’ 14 goals also top the PLL leaderboard.
The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.
Baltimore, Md. (July 29, 2020) -- Corrigan Sports Enterprises shifted its All-America lacrosse games to a regional format today to comply with current COVID-19 safety guidelines and travel restrictions from states represented by the tournament’s participants and teams. Boys and girls teams from both the Highlight (graduating classes of 2021 & 2022) and Command (graduating classes of 2023 & 2024) divisions will compete in the new format which features four Super Regions, with the winner of each Super Region ultimately advancing to the All-America championship weekend in the fall.
OTTAWA, ON – No country has benefited more than Canada from the gift of lacrosse that has been bestowed upon the global sporting community from the Haudenosaunee people.
As such, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and Team Canada stands unequivocally in support of the Haudenosaunee’s inclusion in the upcoming 2022 World Games in Birmingham, USA and all other multi-country events that are sanctioned by World Lacrosse, the governing body of our sport. This support does not come just from the President and Board of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. Our support for the Haudenosaunee is confirmed by the social media postings from our players, coaches and fans, including many players from Team Canada. The Canadian lacrosse community stands strongly united in our support of the Haudenosaunee and their inclusion in all World Lacrosse events.
“We represent Indigenous communities around the world to some respect. Not just Haudenosaunee, not just First Nations,” said Leo Nolan, the executive director of the Iroquois Nationals. “Indigenous people around the world see this as a banner and we carry that responsibility.
“We are serious about making sure that banner is carried in a respectful, diplomatic way.”
Carthage native Mike Powell is one of seven members of the Class of 2020 for the North Country Sports Hall of Fame, which was announced Tuesday night.
Powell, who is 37, was a star lacrosse player at Carthage and then spent four years playing for Syracuse, where he was part of two national championship teams.
Williams pulled off a highlight-reel goal to seal the hat trick as he fought off a defender on the right wing. Sprinting towards the net, Williams pushed into the defender and spun off of him and dove towards the goal while sliding a backhand shot past the goalie. The amazing goal made it to the sixth spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 list.
The Iroquois Nationals are, once again, fighting to be included in international competition for the sport they invented.
More than 25,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the Iroquois Nationals be permitted to play in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Ala., after the team learned it had not been invited to the multisport competition as the sport of lacrosse tries to be included in larger events such as the Olympics.
I’m upset. I’m pissed off. I’m hurt.
The Iroquois Nationals, who represent the Haudenosaunee and all Native peoples, have been excluded from The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. The life-bringers of the game have been barred from competing on the international stage.
"Our players, supports and staff are working tirelessly towards realizing your dream to play our game on the world's biggest stage. Every voice of support is welcome as we work toward the goal of bringing our game to the world," said Leo Nolan, executive director of the organization that oversees the team and its development group in a statement.
"This is more than a game — it's our heritage, our history, our medicine and our sovereignty."
The Iroquois Nationals would not need passports to travel to Birmingham, Alabama. But the question of Haudenosaunee sovereignty — and the governing bodies that do or do not recognize it — has resurfaced once more with the omission of the team from the lacrosse competition at The World Games in 2022.
There's nothing that lacrosse fans love more than to "Grow The Game". Grow the game, sport of the future, we constantly work towards spreading the game. But in order to grow the game, you first have to love and appreciate and respect the roots of it . . . Without the Haudenosaunee People, this game does not exist. So not only do you have to love and appreciate and respect the roots of the game, but you sure as hell can't turn around and completely try to cut the roots away from it.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Rather than reach into the storied past of Finger Lakes athletics, as we have in recent weeks, this week we take a brief look at the 1990s before circling back to the present — and a meeting of local lacrosse minds for the 10-day whirlwind also known as Major League Lacrosse’s 20th season.
In a best-case scenario, starting in January Le Moyne and its Northeast-10 Conference peers hope to try to cram three sports seasons into a calendar of games and practices that normally would encompass roughly half that amount.
The former Skaneateles star said she’s applied to take a year off at the school, a plan that would delay her senior year to 2021-22. Princeton is collecting applications from students who want to hit that pause before deciding how many it can accommodate with a gap year.
Only lasting one season of play in the original NLL, the Syracuse Stingers had an exciting start in 1974 only to take a bumpy ride to a rough ending. Excitement around the Stingers instantly surged after the league’s initial player draft, selecting one of the most electrifying rosters at the time, featuring all-time legends like Gaylord Powless, Johnny Mouradian, Terry Sanderson, Travis Cook, Bob “Buff” McCready and the greatest living lacrosse stick maker Alf Jacques.
In week six, they finally did. The Chrome had a huge, 19-11, win over Chaos followed by a, 20-16, takedown of the eventual champion Whipsnakes two weeks later. Things were looking up, but there was no storybook ending for the Chrome.
The Ohsweken, Ontario native was a standout defenseman at Syracuse, ending his career ranking fifth in Syracuse history in caused turnovers (49). A two-time team captain, Bomberry was a USILA Scholar All-American as a senior and was a two-time member of the ACC All-Academic team. He ended his career with the Orange with 49 caused turnovers, 128 ground balls, two goals and three assists.
It’s me. I’m the confused Club Director…and I doubt I’m the only one.
In the midst of all of the turmoil our country has been facing this past month, I am constantly reminded that oh yes, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic and it is not going away any time soon. This fact makes doing my job very difficult and I am sure there are hundreds of other coaches and directors that are facing the same frustrations and concerns as I am.
“Joel White continues to be a disruptive force for our defense,” Swarm Head Coach Ed Comeau said. “His ability to come up with a key loose ball or knock down a pass or shot is an important part of our defense. His work ethic provides leadership to his younger teammates.”
“Mike is a strong athlete who has a lot of character,” said Carey. “His experience is a welcome addition to our current roster. He’s familiar with the Rochester area as well as a few of our players, so it should be a seamless transition for him.”
BRASHER FALLS — Along with helping to shake off some coronavirus doldrums, Wednesday night’s opening of the 2020 Northern New York Box Lacrosse season at the Tri-Town Community Center offered a glimpse into the potential long-term future of organized sports at all levels.
By all measures, Isaiah Davis-Allen leads an Instagram-worthy life. He’s a motorcycle-riding twenty-something who lives in Baltimore’s trendy Fells Point neighborhood and works odd hours as a project engineer for a commercial construction company. He plays professional lacrosse nearly year-round, as a defender for the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings and midfielder for MLL’s Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Brock Behrman, A, Niskayuna
College coaches have often mentioned that they were incredibly curious to see which attackmen outside of Team Red impressed at the event — in my opinion, Behrman (9G, 6A) is awfully high up on that list.
Austin Staats scored more points than nearly every player in the U19 World Games the summer before his freshman year of college. In that 2016 tournament, he outscored fellow Iroquois national teammate Tehoka Nanticoke by five points. He tallied eight and 14 more points than future All-American’s Jeff Teat and Michael Sowers, respectively.
But he never attended an Ivy League school or became a household lacrosse name like those he outscored. He never appeared in SportsCenter’s Top 10 or traveled to the Final Four on Memorial Day Weekend. Staats attended Onondaga Community College, won two national championships in front of a few thousand fans, and left for professional lacrosse.
“We were doing really well, we felt like we had gotten back to the kind of Cornell lacrosse that made teams in the past here be so successful,” said the 6’3, 230-pound Fletcher, who starred in ice hockey and soccer in addition to lacrosse at PDS . . . But then the season turned into a nightmare as the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the spring sports season in mid-March.
BRASHER FALLS — The vast majority of sports facilities and playing fields in the North Country sit eerily vacant as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact summer youth and adult recreational schedules.
This evening, however, the Tri-Town Arena becomes one of the exceptions as the Northern New York Box Lacrosse League faces off for its 30th season.
Chaminade (NY) 2021 attackman/midfielder Trey Berry of Team 91 Lacrosse Boys has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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New Commitments from Inside Lacrosse
Jackson Kane A 2021 St Ignatius College Preparatory (CA) Colgate
Mack Carter M 2021 Novato High School (CA) Army
Billy Sullivan LSM 2021 Nyack Senior High School Binghamton
Adam Bland G 2021 Blue Ridge School (VA) Hobart
James Hyde D 2021 Irondequoit High School Mercyhurst
Jack Turner A 2021 Ridge High School (NJ) Colgate
Graham Brady A 2021 Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (MA) Ithaca
Logan Callahan FO 2021 Victor Senior High School Johns Hopkins
Scott Reeves FO 2021 Jamesville Dewitt High School Saint John Fisher
Matt Welch FO 2021 Marcellus High School 8/3/2020 Mercyhurst