What Lyle Thompson accomplished last year was stuff of all-time college lacrosse lore. His name is already all over the record book — and many of his plays etched into the memories and imaginations of fans — heading into his senior season. But what Thompson and Albany achieves this spring could add another layer to an already sparkling legacy for college lacrosse's finest player.
The fourth-ranked Orange men's lacrosse team posted a pair of wins in its final tune-up before the start of the regular season. Syracuse knocked off Towson, 13-9, and defeated Bucknell, 13-3, in a three-way scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Ensley Athletic Center.
The Gardner-Webb lacrosse team has named freshman Cassidy McDowell (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Lindsey Lippert (Westhill) as its captains for its inaugural season, announced head coach Jacquelyn Duggins Friday.
Playing Pro lacrosse was a great experience. I came into the indoor league in its second year of existence and it was fun to be a part of something that had a bright future. I was fortunate to play in historic arena’s, such as the old Boston Garden, Nassau Coliseum and the Spectrum in Philly.
John Tavares’ career total of games played is at 299 and holding. The Buffalo Bandits’ veteran has been placed on the second level of the injured reserve list, meaning he’ll miss at least three weeks of play.
The Buffalo Bandits (3-2) held off a second-half comeback by the Minnesota Swarm (2-2) for a 15-12 win at First Niagara Center on Friday night. The game marked the first time rookie brothers Jerome and Miles Thompson faced off as NLL opponents. Miles has had a strong start to his campaign with the Swarm while Jerome slid back into the lineup for Buffalo to replace the injured John Tavares and made the most of his opportunity.
Photos by Bill Wippert
Jerome Thompson (LaFayette), scratched for last Friday’s loss to the Toronto Rock, returned to the lineup in heroic fashion with three first-half goals, finishing with four goals and an assist in total. Mark Steenhuis led all Bandits scorers with three goals and four assists, and Ryan Benesch (3+2) and Dhane Smith (0+5) each contributed five points to the winning effort.
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Team USBOXLA is proud to present one of the most demanding U18 schedules in American Lacrosse history. An eight-day tour playing the top U18 Box Lacrosse players in the world in British Columbia, Canada, based off the ultra successful 2014 summer BC tour.
Cortland had a rare flameout in the NCAA quarterfinals when they got manhandled by Tufts, but the Dragons have a tradition of bouncing back strong. They've got the schedule of a contender, but can a retooled defense hold up under the strain of that slate along with the improving SUNYAC competition? This will be a telling year for Dragons.
Davis Bird recently announced that he will be heading to Ithaca after his final season this spring as a goalie for the Webster Thomas Titans.
Junior midfielder Hunter Duford has made a verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at the Virginia Military Academy (VMI) after his graduation in 2016 from Hilton.
Making the final 18-player roster was Canisius women’s lacrosse freshman Erica Evans, of Peterborough, Ontario. Evans, was named to the team as a midfielder, the position she will also play for the Golden Griffins.
The Hofstra University men's lacrosse program announced today that Saturday's scrimmages against Hobart College and Rutgers University will be closed to the public due the snow storm that occurred earlier this week.
Heading into their second home contest of the season, the Buffalo Bandits will be without the services of their captain, forward John Tavares. Tavares was placed on injured reserve this week, and Buffalo added forward Tyler Ferreira from their practice roster.
2014 MLL Coca-Cola MVP Casey Powell is excited to announce a partnership with Savoy Sports Advisors, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and US Lacrosse Houston Chapter to run the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout in conjunction with Major League Lacrosse. This tournament will take place in Houston, Texas during Major League Lacrosse All-Star Weekend June 12-14, 2015.
Tim Raschdorf couldn't stand to watch the images on his television 3,000 miles away. After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on his home region, Raschdorf felt the impulse to act, joining the Red Cross to help rebuild.
This is an outstanding opportunity for girls to work with one of the top lacrosse instructors in Central New York. Coach Dennis Kennedy and staff will teach lacrosse fundamentals: passing, catching, stick handling, and play small sided games. These are two hour clinics over February Break (Feb. 19th) for 3-6 Grades, and 7-12 Grades
The Rochester Knighthawks will host the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The contest will be broadcast online on NLL LIVE in the US and on TSN.ca in Canada. The radio broadcast is available on 105.5 The Team and online on theteam.fm. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5624#sthash.hauti5xa.dpuf
www.lax.com - With the 2015 college lacrosse season kicking off this weekend, Lax.com wraps up our preseason countdown with ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterras' top ten teams. Check out numbers 10-6 of Pauls' countdown and look back tomorrow for the top five with Lax.com.
IL is counting down the season by previewing the top teams in the Face-Off Yearbook, as well as breaking down the biggest storylines, themes and more of 2015. Below is a look at Albany, ranked No. 13 in the Face-Off Yearbook.
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team was picked to repeat as MAAC Champions for the fifth straight year in the preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced by the conference on Thursday afternoon. In addition, senior Tori Quinn was named the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.
As of early today (Thursday), we had entered a little over 70% of boys' and 20% of girls' estimated total games for the 2015 season. If your team's schedule posted at LaxPower is incomplete, please submit any missing games as soon as you can.
About one week before the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft, which took place in Baltimore last Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet with MLL Commissioner Dave Gross and record a 1-on-1 interview with him. The interview . . . features discussion about the upcoming 2015 MLL season, challenges the league has faced, and future growth of the professional field lacrosse league as a whole.
The Buffalo Bandits (2-2) head into an important back-to-back weekend against two East Division opponents in NLL Week 5. On Friday, the Bandits host the Minnesota Swarm (2-1) at First Niagara Center before travelling a few miles east to play the Rochester Knighthawks (1-2) at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday. Watch both games live on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and TSN.ca in Canada.
In three matchups between these two teams last season, the home team came out on top each time. Buffalo won 12-9 at First Niagara Center on March 8, while Minnesota defeated the Bandits by identical 10-9 scores at Xcel Energy Center on March 23 and April 12.
The Rochester Knighthawks have signed transition man Marty Hill to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old from Six Nations comes to the Knighthawks after spending two seasons in the National Lacrosse League.
Thompson is not the first Section III player to be taken No. 1 overall in the draft. Carthage's Mikey Powell was the No. 1 overall pick in 2004. Carthage's Josh Coffman was the No. 1 overall pick in 2002. Both went on to play at Syracuse.
The Army lacrosse team was picked to finish second in the Patriot League in the annual preseason poll, while senior attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) was tabbed as the preseason favorite to win offensive player of the year honors.
Riding an aggressive defense and an attack featuring Tewaaraton finalists Kayla Treanor and Alyssa Murray, the Orange got right to the cusp of their first NCAA crown a year ago, falling to Maryland in the final at Towson University. It's a new year, and Murray and several other key contributors are gone to graduation. Can the Orange shine once again in a Maryland-free (but still brutal) Atlantic Coast Conference?
Reigning America East champion University at Albany, the 12th ranked team in the nation, is the preseason favorite to retain its league title as the Great Danes were the unanimous pick in the preseason poll by the league’s head coaches Wednesday afternoon.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) junior longstick midfielder John Phillips was named to the 2015 Preseason All-America Second Team by Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook. It is Phillips' second-straight preseason honor by Inside Lacrosse, as he was an Honorable Mention All-American last season.
There's no doubt Union is one of the premier teams in the country, but it is still the second-best squad in its own conference, as the three losses to Liberty League rival RIT showed. With the best goalie in the country, the Dutchmen should once again be a stingy bunch, but the question still remains: can they get past the Tigers?
With [Brett] Queener gone and former goalie Alyssa Costantino having graduated, Richardson has usurped a leadership role within the position group and will take over the 30 minutes she used to split with Costantino in games. During the offseason, Richardson physically and mentally prepared for the season and is set to take on a new leadership role for SU.
It’s nothing new to have a Buffalo Bandits left-handed forward leading the NLL in goals. What is new, however, is for that Bandits player to be someone not named John Tavares. But Ryan Benesch is off to a red-hot start to his 2015 campaign, leading the league with 14 goals and adding eight assists as well.
Instead of one dinner in New York, we are holding a series of small and informal “21 Dinner” gatherings in various cities this Saturday, January 31st. These events are meant to be small local reunions and celebrations, not fundraisers, and no tickets will be sold. We hope that . . .
This is the second installment of Cuse.com's preview of the upcoming 2015 men's lacrosse season. Part I focused on the attack and midfield. Part II features an overview of the team's defensive midfield, close defense, faceoff specialists and goalies.
It should come as no surprise that Lyle Thompson and Myles Jones grace the cover of the February issue of Inside Lacrosse magazine. Their sheer joy for competition and jaw-dropping skills delight fans and send opposing coaches scurrying for answers. They are dominant individuals and valued teammates that define their success as inextricable from the team mission.
On Friday, Jan. 23, Hobart College attackman Alex Love was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. The Bayhawks chose the Geneva native in the fifth round with the 33rd overall pick. The fifth-year senior was also drafted by the Bayhawks in the 2014 draft . . .
Colgate had three seniors on the Preseason All-League squad as attacker Megan Ark, defender Jenna Frost and goalkeeper Jennie Berglin all made the list. Lehigh junior midfielder Kendall Garden and senior defender Lauren Willcox made the team along with Navy senior attacker Loren Generi, Boston University junior midfielder Jill Horka and Holy Cross senior midfielder Laura Ryan.
Max Seibald is clearly one of the best the MLL has seen. The past Tewaaraton winner and dominant midfielder has changed the game, creating an atmosphere of fast-paced, high scoring lacrosse. We’ve seen what he can do on the field, but here’s a peek into Seibald’s life off the field.
The University at Albany, which lost to the Seawolves in the 2014 America East title game, was picked second with 29 points. The University of New Hampshire came in third with 27 points, followed by the University of Vermont in fourth with 21 points. UMBC (17) and Binghamton University (11) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. UMass Lowell, which is in its first year as a program, came in seventh.
"It’s getting the point where Miles [Thompson] is just being Miles," Chavez writes. "He didn’t have a hat trick for the first time this season, but he still had a big impact for the Minnesota Swarm. He scored a career-best 7 points on 2 goals and 5 assists to lead the way in the Swarm’s big road win . . . "
In 2014, Kevin Brownell was an inconsistent presence, falling in and out of the lineup in his first full season on the active roster. Although it is still early in the 2015 season, Brownell has already established himself as one of the Bandits’ most-trusted transition players, a crucial cog in a team that tries to create quick scoring opportunities as often as possible.
As the Rochester Knighthawks took to the turf for their second home game of the season on Saturday night, a new face began to make a name for himself as a Knighthawk – forward Joel Matthews. After being activated prior to the matchup, Matthews showcased his strength and scoring ability in the 8-6 victory over the Toronto Rock.
Pitts, who lives in Hockessin, Delaware, has a lifetime of experience that spans the entire spectrum of the sport: player, coach, educator, camp director, administrator and international pioneer for women's lacrosse. A 1959 graduate of St. Lawrence (N.Y.) University, Pitts played club lacrosse for the Philadelphia Bandits and the Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Association. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s Team and U.S. Reserve Team from 1964-74.
The Orange will be a tough team to tangle with in their offensive end, as they so often are. But questions remain on face-offs and the defensive half just like last season where the Orange were shocked in the NCAA's first round at home by Bryant. Will their goalie duo of Bobby Wardwell and Warren Hill shine? Will they be able to keep a brutal as always lineup of foes out of double-digit territory? If those answers are yes, expect the Orange to be a factor once again in May.
Defending national champion Limestone College starts off the season ranked first in the poll after collecting eight of the nine first-place votes. LIU Post, which fell to Limestone in the national title game, checks in third after the Dolphins.
The anti-bullying presentation, brought to you by Wellington Steele, is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the school located at 3800 North Main Street Road. Walters will share his personal story of bullying with the grade 6 Holley students.
In the fifth of the Lax.com Countdown pieces, Lax.com visited the University of Albany to see how the Great Danes are preparing for the 2015. With the reigning 2014 Tewaaraton Award winner, Lyle Thompson, leading the Danes fast paced offense and a strong core of senior captains, the Danes are primed for a deep postseason run in 2015.
Tufts took all 16 first-place votes to headline the USILA's Preseason Coaches Poll for Division III men, released on Monday afternoon. The defending NCAA champions outpaced fellow North Region school RIT with 320 total points, 22 ahead of the Tigers. Salisbury, Stevenson and Washington College rounded out the Top 5.
At the 2015 NCAA Convention held over the past weekend, the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) proposed and approved four different rules that affect the playing and practice season rules at all Division II institutions.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has made a leadership gift commitment to US Lacrosse that will help fund construction of the new National Lacrosse Center in Sparks, Md. In appreciation of the gift, the new US Lacrosse building within the facility will be named the "IWLCA Building at US Lacrosse Headquarters."
Former Syracuse stars Oren Lyons and Brad Kotz have been announced as the 2015 honorees for the Spirit of Tewaaraton and Tewaaraton Legends awards, respectively, announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Monday afternoon.
Army lacrosse coach Joe Alberici (Auburn) is focusing on the little things — the details to take his team to the next level. It makes sense when you look at the Black Knights’ 2014 schedule: 9-5, with all five losses by one goal, including the Patriot League semifinal against Lehigh and the season’s final game against Notre Dame. Similarly, three of their wins last season were by one goal — meaning there could have been a significant wins and losses swing either way with just a few plays.
Brett Queener traveled to Florida to participate in the Champion's Challenge with Team USA. He provides his colorful interactions and impressions of the travel, play, and personalities of his teammates through the perspective of QUEENER CAM.
Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This year the clinic will be held on Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 PM at the Pittsford Community library (24 State Street, Pittsford, NY, 14534).
This is an opportunity to learn how to keep lacrosse stats and how to create "Full Stats" for games played in Section Five.
This year’s convention and fan fest drew a record 7,631 attendees and participants, shattering the previous mark of 7,066 set last year in Philadelphia. The attendance figure included a record 2,563 for the fan fest Saturday, and a solid 320 walk-up coaches and officials for the full convention.
Physical education teachers, forgive me. I know “gym class” makes you cringe and insults your profession. Please believe me when I say that when I talk to my students and team members, I always refer to your class as PE.
The final day of the US Lacrosse Convention didn't skip a beat. This year's event had a record 7,631 attendees/participants, passing the old mark of 7,066, after setting another record crowd of 2,563 at the annual Fan Fest yesterday.
The NCAA tournament field expands to 32 teams this spring, so who has the juice to earn a spot in the brackets? It'll be a question on the line from Valentine's Day through Cinco de Mayo as the contenders square off. Below is a closer look at the candidates ranked No. 11 through No. 20 in this year's Lacrosse Magazine Division III men's preseason poll.
Tom Cincebox reached a professional milestone on Opening Night, as he began his 20th season with the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks. The team’s Director of Player Relations has seen the team rise to prominence in its first three seasons and maintain a level of excellence for two decades.
Senior attackman/midfielder Bailey Eigbrett has announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at the Tate University at Canton after his final year, this spring, at Avon.
He will be going off to college, but not far, when junior attackman Zeus Doser graduates from Hilton and head off down the road to Roberts Wesleyan College.
IL photographer Rich Barnes captured a pair of scrimmages at the Ensley Athletic Center in Syracuse, in which the Orange topped Hofstra and Le Moyne. Check below for more details from Syracuse athletics.
The potential for poor weather proved to be erroneous, helping generate a record crowd of 2,563 at the US Lacrosse Convention's annual Fan Fest - well surpassing the previous mark of 1,848. The vendor areas and exhibitions alike swelled with lacrosse fans and coaches taking in the sights and sounds of the sport - including Lacrosse Magazine's staff working the room.
The Rochester Knighthawks (1-2) earned the team's first win of 2015 and handed its East Division rival Toronto Rock (3-1) its first loss with an 8-6 defensive battle victory at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. It was the second meeting between the two teams in the young NLL season, as the Rock took Week 1 opener by a score of 13-12 at the BCA. The night was a milestone night for Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson as the matchup was the league's active ironman's 200th consecutive game played.
Rutgers men’s lacrosse senior midfielder Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia) was selected by the Boston Cannons in the Major League Lacrosse Draft with the 36th overall selection in the 5th round Friday night. The 15th collegiate draft in MLL history was held at the 2015 US Lacrosse National Convention at the Hilton Baltimore.
The fourth-ranked Orange men's lacrosse team posted a pair of scrimmage wins on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Ensley Athletic Center. Syracuse knocked off Hofstra, 18-8, and defeated Division II powerhouse Le Moyne, 10-9.
Senior goalkeeper Bobby Wardwell said he thought he and Hill, a junior, would continue swapping halves throughout the preseason. "We've been comfortable with Bob and Warren has done well in practice, so it's all good to have that competition," SU head coach John Desko said.
A pair of Patriot League seniors were chosen in the first round and a total of nine on the evening as the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft was held Friday in conjunction with the US Lacrosse National Convention at the Baltimore Hilton.
Thompson is the highest-selected player from UAlbany in MLL Collegiate Draft history. Previously, UAlbany alum Jordan Levine was the lone Great Dane selected in the first round, taken 10th overall in 2008 by the New Jersey Pride.
Denver, a 13-year U.S. Navy SEAL and former All-American defenseman at Syracuse, generated his own buzz during an afternoon walkthrough of the convention that included posing for pictures with stickmaking legend Alf Jacques and tweeting a countdown until he was to take the stage to welcome and inspire attendees of the premier educational, networking and trade-show event in the lacrosse world.
"We want to be as transparent as possible," said Ryan Demorest, a Cascade brand manager.
And that's exactly the message Cascade hopes to portray at the US Lacrosse Convention. Tucked in the back of a massive exhibition hall showcasing the wares of more than 150 vendors, the company displayed a clear R helmet that now includes the NOCSAE certified modification. This helmet showcases the extra proprietary foam — Poron XRD — that fills the former gap between the old technology and the frame of the helmet.
Senior attackman John Glesener (West Genesee) was picked in the first round at No. 5 overall on Friday night at the Major League Lacrosse College Draft, while classmate Sam Somers was taken in the seventh round and 51st overall.
The Orange's five selections raised the program's number of all-time MLL draftees to 53, the most of any school. Syracuse has had at least one player selected in every draft since the league's inception in 2001.
Senior midfielder Tim Edwards (Jamesville-DeWitt) became the second Canisius College men’s lacrosse player ever selected in the Major League Lacrosse Draft on Friday night when the Chesapeake Bayhawks choose Edwards with the 41st overall pick.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today the locations for its marquee special events, the 2015 All-Star Game and the 2015 Championship Game. The 2015 All-Star Game will be hosted at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston Texas on Friday, June 13. This will be the first ever MLL event held in the city of Houston. The MLL season will culminate once again in Georgia on Saturday, August 8 with the 2015 Championship Game hosted at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University.
In true rivalry fashion, the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock gave fans a tightly-contested contest on Friday night at Air Canada Centre. In the end, the Rock picked up two shorthanded goals in the fourth quarter to push them over the top in a 13-11 victory.
The Rochester Rattlers had a total of 8 picks in the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft, with 2 coming in the first round. See below for the Ratz draft results, round by round. More complete information on each player will be forthcoming. Check back soon for details.
SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse coach Rick Berkman has announced his team's four captains for the upcoming 2015 campaign. Seniors Nick Waseleski (Victor, N.Y./Victor) and Jon Woodworth (Carthage, N.Y./Carthage) and juniors Pat Bonafede (Churchville, N.Y./Churchville-Chili) and Kyle Hauk (Sackets Harbor, N.Y./Immaculate Heart) have been selected to lead the Bears this year.
David Streeten (Corning East) was most recently an Assistant Coach at Jacksonville University during the 2013-2014 school year. He worked directly with the face-off unit and was a crucial component in recruit correspondence. David will join Sentry Lacrosse with his primary responsibility as Recruiting Coordinator, as well as helping build Sentry's foundation as the head coach for the K-2 programs.
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga Springs is one of the most desirable areas in all of New York. An area best known for health, history and horses, we aim to make it an annual destination for lacrosse players and families to visit for years to come. Whether you’re on the field competing in a championship bracket or off the field, players, coaches and families will quickly realize that this venue is a perfect setting for lacrosse and much more.
The annual US Lacrosse Convention is here, and the lacrosse world is descending on Baltimore's beautiful inner harbor for all the action - and we'll be here all weekend to share it with you if you couldn't tear yourself away from early-season practice to get here yourself.
Dan Dawson will reach a milestone Saturday night so rare it has only been achieved once in the 29-year history of the National Lacrosse League. When Dawson hits the turf at Connors & Ferris Field, he will play in his 200th straight regular season game, joining former Knighthawk Shawn Williams as only the second player to hit the ironman plateau.
As lacrosse grows and becomes more mainstream, more kids are trying it out. Therefore, more kids are picking up lacrosse sticks for the first time. Manufacturers always are looking to improve their products and make their brand stand out in the ever-growing marketplace. Players continue to look for any legal edge they can get that will improve their performance on the field.
The 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place Friday, January 23, 2015 from 8:30pm to 11:00pm in the Baltimore Hilton’s Holiday Ballroom. This marks the 15th Collegiate Draft in the history of the MLL. The event will take place in conjunction with the 2015 US Lacrosse National Convention being held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
The draft is free and open to the public while space permits.
Billed as “The Saturday Night Shootout”, the Baltimore Box Lacrosse Showcase will faceoff Saturday night, January 24 at 8:30 p.m. at the William J. Myers Pavilion in South Baltimore. Better still for fans, both admission and parking are free for the event which is hosted by the Baltimore Indoor Lacrosse League (BILL) and co-sponsored by Tom Marechek’s All Pro Lacrosse Camps & Clinics.
Defending national champion Limestone College starts off the season ranked first in the poll determined by the staff of Lacrosse Magazine. The University of Tampa, which was the second seed in the South Region of the NCAA Championships last May, was tabbed second, while LIU Post, which fell to Limestone in the national title game, checks in third. Adelphi University, which was the top seed in the North Region and fell to LIU Post in the national semifinals, is ranked fourth, while the Dolphins start off the campaign ranked fifth in the Nike/LM Top 15.
Alex Kedoh Hill already has something in common with such professional athletes as Michael Jordan and Ken Dryden. The Buffalo Bandit took a year off in the middle of his career to pursue other interests, just like Hall of Famers Jordan (baseball) and Dryden (law school) did. But now Hill is back playing indoor lacrosse. He and the Bandits will be in Toronto tonight to face the Rock at the Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m., Radio 1520 AM).
Signing a pledge is nothing new for college lacrosse teams. Teams often sign pledges in regards to abstaining from alcohol during the season, but the Brown University men's lacrosse team may have broken new ground by signing a pledge related to preventing sexual violence.
Lake Placid Lacrosse and WomensLax.com are pleased to announce that they have combined operations and forces to establish Summit Lacrosse Ventures LLC. Summit Lacrosse Ventures combines two leading lacrosse event management and marketing companies into a single entity which will continue existing events and programs while pursuing new market opportunities. All of the team members who made Lake Placid Lacrosse and WomensLax.com successful have joined Summit Lacrosse Ventures to continue to serve its customers, partners, and constituents and to drive expansion into new business areas.
In second place, there is a tie between Jack Mattei and Antonio Rey both clocking in at 92mph . . . Antonio is a junior from Liverpool, New York and is a junior at Liverpool High School. He has been playing lacrosse for 6 years and currently plays club for the Upstate Lacrosse Club. He plans to pursue a collegiate lacrosse career at Pace University, Merrimack University or Mercy College.
The Buffalo Bandits (2-1) head north of the border again, this time to visit the Toronto Rock (2-0) for the team's home opener at Air Canada Centre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The East Division rivals are very familiar with one another after squaring off four times last season, including once in the playoffs. Watch live on NLLlive.com (U.S.) and TSN.ca (Canada) on "guaranteed win" night at the ACC.
The Bandits are riding high after a thrilling 14-13 win out west against the Vancouver Stealth. Buffalo has won two games in very different style this season, grinding out a strong 9-8 win over Edmonton on January 3 before turning on the jets offensively in Vancouver.
The Rochester Knighthawks (0-2) return to Blue Cross Arena for a divisional clash with the Toronto Rock (2-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Rochester is coming off a bye week that may have been exactly what the doctor ordered for the three-time defending champions who fell to the Rock by one goal in Week 1 before losing by 10 to the New England Black Wolves on the road in Week 2.
The US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest will bring thousands of lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators, players, industry representatives and fans to the Baltimore Convention Center Friday through Sunday.
Trinity-Pawling School (NY) 2015 midfielder Chris Nolan has made a commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hobart College.
Today's Banner Photo
Our current banner photo was taken by Rich Barnes at the SU/Le Moyne scrimmage on January 24th. Dolphin defender Brendan Entenmann (Auburn) tries to keep SU's Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) away from the crease.