Remember when shaving heads was hazing? I do. It happened at Oswego State, I’ll admit, as much as I tried to stop it. These days, however, it’s no longer a problem – thanks to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 4/8 Syracuse women's lacrosse team had its six-game home winning streak snapped in a 16-7 setback to No. 15/16 Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, March 26. The game was played in front of a crowd of 1,522, which is the sixth-highest in program history.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Hobart College goalie Jackson Brown (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) made 14 saves, including five in the fourth quarter, but Sacred Heart University eked out an 8-7 Northeast Conference men's lacrosse win this afternoon.
ALFRED, NY – Junior Miranda Gilbert (Watertown) was able to find the back of the net five times as the Alfred University women's lacrosse team loss 18-7 against SUNY Poly Sunday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The Niagara Purple Eagles women's lacrosse team held off a late rally from the Iona Gaels and picked up an 11-9 victory Sunday afternoon in the team's first game of MAAC competition for the 2017 season. Jillian Ford (Hamburg) was an all-around leader for the Purple Eagles with three goals, two ground balls, four draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Andrea Francisco (West Genesee) made a season-high 11 saves in goal for her fourth win of the season.
Gary Gait paced the sidelines. He turned, flung his arms upward at the referee and told Syracuse associate head coach Regy Thorpe that Nicole Levy had used an illegal stick because of an untied shooting string. Levy served a two-minute, non-releasable penalty.
During Levy’s absence, Notre Dame rattled off three goals in slightly over a minute, turning its three-goal lead into an 11-4 blowout just five minutes into the second half.
ALBANY, N.Y. – With Dakotah Savitcheff (Canandaigua) tying the all-time goals record and the Great Danes scoring 15 goals in the first half, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team defeated UMBC 19-12 to win its America East opener.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The situation of a tie game in the fourth quarter and overtime is nothing new to Syracuse's vaunted faceoff specialist Ben Williams. What was new for Williams was his view from the sideline in the Carrier Dome on Saturday as freshman Danny Varello knelt at midfield in his place.
The Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 13-7 non-league win over Irondequoit on Saturday. The victory was the first for new Bees coach Megan Collins.
"It was great out there today," said Collins. "My goal was to have the team play hard and play their hearts out. It was amazing to see them all come together."
ITHACA, N.Y. – In a back-and-forth affair in which neither team led by more than two goals, the Penn men's lacrosse team scored three times in the final eight minutes of the contest to steal the 10-9 victory from the Big Red on Schoellkopf Field.
HERKIMER — Weston Gray and Nick Piroli each totaled six points to spark the Carthage boys lacrosse team to a 16-0 victory over Whitesboro on Saturday at Herkimer County Community College in the season opener for both teams.
The Wells College men's lacrosse team returned to action for the first time in over two weeks and dropped a 10-8 contest against SUNY Delhi on Saturday, March 25 in a game played at SUNY Oneonta. Wells stands at 1-2 on the season and will continue non-conference play Thursday, March 30 at home against SUNY Canton.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- No. 4/8 Syracuse returns home from a three-game road trip to host No. 15/16 Notre Dame on Sunday, March 26. Opening draw at the Carrier Dome is set for 12 p.m. Admission and parking are free of charge.
PITTSFORD, NY – Hartwick secured its first victory over St. John Fisher since 2008 on Saturday with a 12-11 overtime win to open up Empire 8 Conference play for the Hawks. 'Wick squandered a three-goal lead with under two and a half minutes remaining in regulation, allowing the game-tying man-down goal from the Cardinals with 16 ticks left. Three minutes, 11 seconds into overtime, however, Wyatt Long (Hardwick, NJ/Blair Academy) bounced his shot up and over Fisher goalie Justin Townsend to seal the victory.
ONEONTA, NY – Nazareth junior Haley DeVona (East Syracuse-Minoa) scored two goals to surpass 100 for her career, helping Nazareth earn a 16-8 win over Hartwick Saturday to open up Empire 8 play. DeVona leads the Golden Flyers with 17 goals on the season.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team suffered a three-goal loss to Cazenovia College, 9-6, on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon on the turf field at the Ernie Davis Academy. With the loss, Elmira's 2017 record dropped to 0-4.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team scored seven goals in the first 18 minutes of the contest and did not let up as it cruised to a 17-7 win over visiting Houghton College in the Empire 8 Conference opener Saturday afternoon. Senior Rebecca Plunkett (Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) led the Pioneers with a team-high five goals.
Although four games were postponed, the remaining six opening games were played on the first day of the 2017 season. Victor fansVictor pulled one out of the fire with a five goal run in the third and fourth quarters to tie the game with 6:34 left in the game.
There certainly isn’t a lack of great lacrosse players coming out of Syracuse University. We had the opportunity to sit down with one of the guys that’s leading their squad this year who also happens to be an All-American, Sergio Salcido.
Cardiac 'Cuse held true to its name as Jamie Trimboli (Victor) gave the No. 5 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (6-1, 2-0 ACC) its second straight overtime victory in a 12-11 defeat of No. 11 Duke (7-3, 0-1 ACC).
Manchester, N.H. – Daniel Trainor capped a 3-0 fourth-quarter run with the eventual game-winning goal as Southern New Hampshire University upset the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, 10-9, on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Larkin Field.
In a rematch of the 2016 NJCAA National Title game, Onondaga Men's Lacrosse defeated Genesee Community College, 21-8, in Batavia on Saturday afternoon. After a seesaw battle through the first fifteen minutes of play, the first quarter ended at four goals each. The Lazers took over the game in the second by outscoring the home team, 5-1, and continued their dominance through the last half of the game as they held the defending national champions to just three goals.
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (6-1) defeated Vermont (4-5) 8-5 in an America East matchup at the Bearcats Sports Complex Saturday afternoon. Binghamton moves to 2-0 in conference play and is currently riding a five-game win streak.
RADNOR, PA. – The nationally 11th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and pulled away late to secure an 18-13 win at 13th-ranked Cabrini in non-conference action Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 6-0 with the victory, and the Cavaliers fell to 5-3.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The eighth-ranked Army West Point men's lacrosse team gutted out a 10-8 win on Saturday afternoon against Colgate to remain undefeated in Patriot League and earn its seventh win in a row.
Cazenovia, N.Y. – Sophomore Shea Ames (Elmira) scored two goals and dished out four assists to set the pace as the Cazenovia College men's lacrosse team secured a thrilling 12-10 win over Benedictine University on Saturday afternoon.
Marcy, NY – Josh Yelvington (Carthage) scored a game-high six goals including a pair of fourth quarter goals as the SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team earned a 15-11 road win at SUNY Poly on Saturday afternoon.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Marist Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson became the fastest coach in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference history to reach 50 career wins when the Red Foxes took down Holy Cross, 8-5, on March 25.
Potsdam, NY – Wearing shots off his shins and arms, senior Nick Strandholm stood tall in the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team's crease all afternoon against fifth-ranked RIT and his 21 saves proved enough to give the Golden Knights a 9-6 Liberty League win over the Tigers at Hantz Turf Field.
GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Jack Ladd (CBA-Albany) totaled a team-high two goals and two assists to lead the Knights to an 18-11 victory over visiting Olivet (Mich.) in men's lacrosse action, Saturday.
ROCHESTER, NY – Host Nazareth used an eight-goal second quarter to pull away from visiting Elmira, downing the Soaring Eagles 20-2 Saturday in the Empire 8 opener for both teams. The two goals scored by Elmira are the fewest allowed by the Golden Flyers in the 18 meetings all-time between the schools.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team won its third game in a row, defeating Vassar 11-5 on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Wachenheim Field. It was the Liberty League opener for both teams.
The North Country weather didn't put a stop to the fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team as they captured their first Liberty League win of the season, defeating Union 13-7 Saturday afternoon at North Country Field.
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team won for the fourth time in as many games Saturday, beating host Amherst College 7-4 in a NESCAC game at Amherst's Lehrman Stadium. The nationally ranked No. 18 Continentals held the hosts (ranked 19th) to just one goal over the final 41 minutes. Hamilton improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the NESCAC.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally sixth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team closed the first half on an 8-0 run to take control and went onto a 17-5 victory versus Denison University Saturday afternoon at a rainy Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 4-2 with the win, while the Big Red dropped to 4-3. The match up was the first between the two programs since 1984.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Still riding the momentum from its thrilling overtime victory over sixth-ranked SUNY Cortland, the No. 13 Ithaca College women's lacrosse team kept right-on rolling on Saturday afternoon when it jumped back into Empire 8 Conference play with a clash against Alfred University at Higgins Stadium.
Morrisville, NY – Allison Auger (West Winfield) scored the game-winner with 1 minute, 26 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team to a thrilling 12-11 road victory at Morrisvlle State on Saturday afternoon.
ROCHESTER, NY — The RIT women's lacrosse team (4-2) won convincingly over Oswego State (2-3) on Saturday afternoon, 14-4 at the RIT Turf Field in cold and windy conditions. The Tigers out-scored the Lakers 9-2 in the second half en route to their second largest win of the season.
In pre-season, Rochester women's lacrosse coach Sue Behme talked about athleticism and how it would play a key role for her team. Those words came through loud and clear on Saturday afternoon as Rochester fashioned a 12-3 victory over SUNY Geneseo at Edwin Fauver Stadium.
RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Canisius scored six unanswered goals in the third quarter to take the lead and held off a late rally to defeat Manhattan, 12-10, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday at Gaelic Park.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—Junior midfielder Nick Orsini (Fairport) scored a career-high five goals to lead the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (1-2) to an 11-8 victory over Morrisville State (1-4) on Saturday afternoon. The victory was the 150th in the career of Bears 23rd year Head Coach Rick Berkman.
TROY, N.Y. – Senior captain Breanainn McNeally recorded a game-high nine points in leading the 20th-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team to a 15-5 victory over Bard College on Saturday afternoon at East Campus Stadium.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Tied with Yale at 6-6 five minutes into the second half, the women's lacrosse team reeled off nine unanswered goals on its way to a 15-6 Ivy League route of the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Reese Field. The win – Cornell's fifth straight – moves the Big Red to 6-1 overall (3-0 Ivy) while Yale drops to 5-4 (1-2 Ivy).
GENEVA, N.Y.—The No. 17/11 William Smith College lacrosse team built a 4-1 lead in the first half, and went on to defeat Buffalo State 9-2 in a non-league game played this afternoon on a rainy Boswell Field. Senior Allie Flaherty led the Herons with three goals.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior attacker Jacqueline Pardee (West Genesee) recorded a career-best seven points to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Jake Giudice (Webster-Thomas) became the all-time points leader for The College at Brockport as the men's lacrosse team posted a strong 12-5 win over Lycoming College on Saturday.
Cricket Wemyss shut out scoring in the second half as the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team posted a 12-1 win over Chapman University Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Col., to wrap up their spring break trip.
ST. BONAVENTURE — Two years ago, just weeks after he was named St. Bonaventure athletic director, succeeding Steve Watson, Tim Kenney sat down with me to discuss his plans for the university’s sports future.
The result was a three-part series detailing everything from upgrades to the Reilly Center, to a new artificial-surfaced soccer/lacrosse field to raises for assistant coaches. And as the one-hour interview ended, he added an off-the-record thought, “Sooner, rather than later, we’re going to add men’s lacrosse.”
Albany face-off specialist TD Ierlan (Victor) has been named the Epoch Inside Lacrosse Committed Academy Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Great Danes' 16-7 victory over Vermont. Ierlan won 16-of-25 faceoffs (.640), assisted a goal and scooped up 10 ground balls. Ierlan also earned America East Rookie of the Week honors for his standout performance.
The No. 17/11 William Smith College lacrosse team will host Buffalo State for a non-league game on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. on Boswell Field. The Herons bring a 5-1 overall record into the contest.
Trying to guard against feeds to the crease in NCAA lacrosse has become like trying to defend against an Aaron Rodgers to Jared Cook 3rd down conversion play to the sidelines, or worse. If baseball is a game of inches then lacrosse is a game of nanoseconds.
First-year Marist Assistant Coach Nicole Troost will be returning to her alma mater to go up against her former teammates. She graduated from UMass in 2016 with a degree in communications and spent the last four seasons playing with the Minutewomen. Tomorrow will be her second time on campus since graduating, as she participated in the program’s alumni game this fall.
As most Duke students were away from campus enjoying Spring Break, the Blue Devils looked to take advantage of extra time away from the classroom to build on a three-game winning streak. By continuing to improve on both ends of the field, Duke did just that with two more easy victories, and now the Blue Devils will look to show they are true contenders this season.
Denver attackman Connor Cannizzaro is the semblance of a dying breed in college lacrosse. He can break down a defense. He can dictate the pace of a game. He can get his teammates in the right positions or thread a pass into the tightest holes of a zone defense. And oh, can he shoot.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Brendan Bomberry had a great view of his team's celebration after an overtime win against Johns Hopkins on Saturday.
Since he was the player who scored the winning goal, Bomberry was right in the middle of it.
Ford played for three years as a Varsity Lacrosse starter and was team captain for two years. As a midfielder, Ford helped lead Corning to back-to-back Section IV Championships in 2015 and 2016. Lauren Ford built her career with with multiple awards including:
While Stockman still plays lacrosse occasionally with Capitalland in Halfmoon, his lacrosse focus now centers on upcoming the Shootout for Soldiers Hudson Valley event. Stockman took the time to answer some questions for us regarding his involvement with SFS and more in our Q&A.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. - Breanainn McNeally scored three goals with three assists, Zach Lukas had three goals of his own and David Gibbs made 11 saves to lead the No. 20 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team to an 8-5 win over Montclair State University on Thursday. RPI improves to 3-2 with the win, heading into Saturday's Liberty League contest against Bard College (1pm). The Red Hawks fall to 0-6.
Canton, NY – Trenton Yule (Oswego HS) recorded his second hat trick of the season as the SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team scored six of the final eight goals on its way to an 11-8 victory v. Benedictine University on Thursday.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The #8/9 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has returned to John Fallon Field for its America East home opener, hosting UMass Lowell on Saturday, March 25th at 3 p.m. This is the first home game for UAlbany since March 1st and the second of three games at John Fallon Field.
Tickets for the game are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 & under. Parking in the SEFCU lot is $10. The game will be broadcast online for free on AmericaEast.tv.
Albany, NY- The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team hosted MCLA on Thursday afternoon in the Gators' 2017 home opener. Sage was paced by the play of senior tri-captain Monica Koralus (Verbank, NY/Millbrook) as she romped with nine points in the contest adding seven goals and two assists.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 13 Ithaca College women's lacrosse team picked another huge resume-building win on Thursday afternoon. Senior midfielder Morgan Cadwell (Watertown) tallied a free-position goal 3:24 into the first overtime period and the Bombers took down sixth-ranked SUNY Cortland 11-10. The win upped Ithaca's record to 5-1 on the year, while it marked IC's second Top-10 win in as many weeks after downing then-No. 2 Trinity (Conn.) by the same 11-10 score line last week.
The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team stretched its winning streak to three games Wednesday, beating host SUNY Oneonta 17-8 in a non-conference match-up. The Continentals (4-3 overall) are ranked 18th nationally. They closed the first half with seven straight goals after trailing 3-2 midway through the period.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse used six third quarter goals, including three straight late in the frame by freshman Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.), to down Kings College by a 12-9 final in non-conference action on Drake Field in Morrisville Thursday afternoon.
“Coach (Ed Comeau) gave me a call and just the path kind of opened up,” he said. “My work, I’m very thankful for them, they kind of gave me the opportunity to come back. I still have the passion for it and to have the opportunity to come back is awesome. My wife gave me the nod as well so I’ve got to give her a shoutout. She’s been great, work’s been great and then the team is unbelievable. Just happy to be back.”
Quint Kessenich checks in with IL's Terry Foy talk to St. Bonaventure athletic director Tim Kenney, who just announced the addition of a Division I men's lacrosse program for the 2019 season. (Discussion and interview 3:30 - 31:35.
ROCHESTER, NY (March 24, 2017): We caught up with goalie, Blaze Riorden last week. We asked Blaze his thoughts about playing for Coach Soudan, his rookie season with the Buffalo Bandits and looking forward to playing for the Rochester Rattlers this coming season:
HILLSBOROUGH - One day last summer, Orange sophomore Tanner Boyer saw an Instagram photo posted by Cedar Ridge’s Cole Bullard of his new lacrosse stick. After Bullard scored what appeared to be the game-tying goal with 17 seconds left in regulation of Thursday’s Orange-Cedar Ridge rivalry game, Boyer thought back to his first reaction of that photo.
Levy said she and Wallon had been practicing that move for a couple of weeks and, after checking out the defense, they sensed it was time to try it out. She said Gait makes the offensive calls, but players sometimes have the freedom to tinker with them if they see the chance for something better.
THE MATCHUP: The Big Red returns to Ivy League play and continues its three-game home stand when it welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off its first win of the season, a 15-6 victory over instate rival Colgate, while the Quakers dropped its last outing, a 17-8 decision to Princeton to slip to 3-3 overall (0-1 Ivy). The game can be seen online on the Ivy League Digital Network or heard locally on 96.3 FM.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (3-6) topped Niagara (3-4) 11-10 this afternoon in the thrilling away game matchup. Junior Tiffany Ryan (Cicero-North Syracuse) scored four goals for the Bearcats as they defeated the Purple Eagles for their third win of the season.
Early recruiting might be the most controversial subject in lacrosse — one that surely will come to a head in mid-April when the NCAA Division I Council votes on a solution proposed by college coaches. As part of our coverage in the March edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, we asked those affected by the process, directly or indirectly, to share their experiences.
The wildness of the 2017 season is reflected in ranking the Player of the Year candidates, so instead of the traditional top 10, I'm going 20 deep for the first time in this exercise's decade-long industry. Upstate links to 3 of the top 5 spots.
The United Women’s Lacrosse League announced Thursday the 10-week schedule for its second season. The UWLX will kick off its sophomore season at Attleboro High School (Mass.) on May 27 and finish with the championship game on Aug. 2 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed former Syracuse Orange standout Sean Young to a one-year deal. To make room for the transition player, the Knighthawks released defenseman John Rae.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse used six third quarter goals, including three straight late in the frame by freshman Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.), to down Kings College by a 12-9 final in non-conference action on Drake Field in Morrisville Thursday afternoon.
Utica, NY – The Utica College men's lacrosse team will host Ithaca College on Saturday for UC's first Empire 8 contest of the season. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Last Time Out: In their last game, the Pioneers improved to 2-2 on the season with an 11-9 win over Keuka College … Brickman House (Oneida, WI/Pulaski) led the team with four total points on two goals and two assists
Division II Offensive Player of the Week – Cassley Jackowski (LaFayette), Roberts Wesleyan
Jacklowski lit up the scoreboard in Roberts Wesleyan’s three wins last week, notching 20 goals and 13 assists to go along with four ground balls and eight draw controls. The Redhaws beat Nyack (21-3), Georgian Court (17-7), and University of the District of Columbia (22-4) to improve to 5-3 on the season.
Central Islip, N.Y. - Freshman Jessica Giancursio has been named the East Coast Conference women's lacrosse Rookie of the Week. Giancursio scored 14 points last week in three straight wins. The freshman tallied nine goals and five assists during the week.
When Syracuse needed a faceoff win against Johns Hopkins to start overtime last Saturday, it turned to the senior who’s delivered many times before.
Ben Williams, one of college lacrosse’s elite talents at the X, had won only 3-of-11 there in the second half as the Blue Jays clawed back from a four-goal SU run to take a late one-goal lead. But senior Nick Mariano tied the game at eight with 34 seconds left, and now Williams had a chance with a critical possession on the line against JHU’s Hunter Moreland: a player Williams’ father, David Williams, called his son’s “kryptonite.”
All Brendan Bomberry needs is a few inches. Give him a split-second to pick up a loose ball in a scrum or get his stick — any part of it, for any duration — on the ball and it’s too late. The room near the 18-foot diameter circle around the net is his safe haven, the fertile ground in which he completes both nonchalant darts and acrobatic maneuvers in traffic.
Emily Hawrsychuk idolizes the Syracuse greats who came before her. She spent days in her backyard shooting not at a net, but at the thick trunk of a tree that stood behind her house. She had pictures of SU legends in her room, reminders of their accomplishments and blueprints for her own path.
Tyler Phillips didn't waste any time. Just three games into the women's lacrosse season at Skidmore College, the senior midfielder from Marblehead tied, then broke the school's all-time record for goals. She finished that afternoon with three tallies and an assist in the Thoroughbreds' 15-6 win over Utica
Lockport High School graduate Jillian Golding made history last week when she scored the first-ever NCAA goal for the D’Youville women’s lacrosse team. The goal was scored during the team’s first NCAA Division III game, which was played against Buffalo State.
Many of the conferences have begun league play by this point, with most of the teams in the South having played a game or two against a conference opponent. Three other top conferences kick things off this weekend: The Centennial, Empire 8 and the Liberty League all have conference games on the schedule for this Saturday.
The National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks announced today a partnership with Shootout for Soldiers, which is a 24-hour national fundraising lacrosse event that benefits American military veterans.
ROCHESTER, NY (March 23, 2017): In our sixth installment, we interviewed defensive standout, Joel White to find out how he is staying in shape for the 2017 season. Joel just returned to the Georgia Swarm line-up last Friday.
At least two members of Team USA think the current state of recruiting in lacrosse is broken. Their logic is simple. It missed them.
Rob Pannell, who set the NCAA Division I scoring record at Cornell, could barely attract a single scholarship offer prior to his senior year. Marcus Holman, who did not even make his high school varsity team until his sophomore year, now uses his experience playing recruiting catch-up as an assistant at Utah, which currently competes in the MCLA.
Amid the chaos of Saturday’s overtime finishes on ESPNU, one of the most exciting games of the year was taking place in North Andover, Mass. No. 1 Le Moyne and No. 3 Merrimack battled in a Northeast-10 contest that is one of DII’s strongest rivalries and a Who's-Who of DII talent.
After the men’s lacrosse team finished its game against Lycoming College on March 1, head coach Jeff Long congratulated his players on their first win of the season. However, there was more for Long to celebrate that day: his 300th career win.
DIVISION III North – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jack Deragon, Ithaca College, Empire 8, G, Sr. – Fort Washington, PA
Deragon posted an excellent week in helping IC to a pair of victories. He finished with 25 saves and just 10 goals allowed in playing the entirety of two games, helping the Bombers to a victory over #19 Bowdoin and a win over Western New England. Deragon stopped 11 shots against the Polar Bears and finished with 14 saves against the Golden Bears on Friday night.
The Ides of March are upon us, and regardless of the weather, the Bandits are poised to go out of the month like a lion! Building off the enthusiasm of the team’s 15-11 win Friday night in Vancouver would validate their push to finish out these seven remaining games of the regular season on a positive note.
ROCHESTER, NY (March 22, 2017): We caught up with midfielder, Kyle Denhoff over the weekend. We asked Kyle his thoughts on playing for Coach Soudan and playing for the Rochester Rattlers this coming season:
With new divisions come new rivalries, and new coaches. West Seneca West will enter the 2017 season with a new coach pacing the sidelines. While Sara Raniero is new to varsity lacrosse, she isn’t new to the West Seneca West family.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Big Red men's lacrosse team held Colgate without a goal for a span of 24:47, during which time Christian Knight made six of his 15 saves on the day, as Cornell blew open a one-goal contest to roll to a 15-6 victory this evening at Schoellkopf Field. The win is the Big Red's 12th in a row over the Raiders and its first of the season (1-5), while Colgate slips to 3-5 overall.
Post-game Press Conference
For Cornell (1-5, 0-1 Ivy) — a team that only played one game at Schoellkopf in the past five weeks — opening the three-game home stand with a victory over the Raiders (3-5, 1-2) brings some much-needed momentum to the young group.
ALFRED, NY -- The Alfred University women's lacrosse game against visiting Wells College, scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather in the forecast. The game, Alfred's home opener, will now be played on Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m. at Yunevich Stadium.
You hear the folklore. The bustle and flow of New York in the height of the 60s. Oren was creating original artwork for the covers, living the artist’s life. People say he was friends with John Lennon (to what extent this is true I don’t know, but this nugget always enhances the imagery). I’d heard about his lacrosse publishing days many times. I’d just never been able to lay hands on an issue.
The nationally-ranked Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team emerged victorious over the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons, dispatching their in-state rivals 12–6. The win places the Bombers at 7–0 for the season, and they remain in the top five in the national rankings.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Marist men’s lacrosse team clamped down on defense in the second quarter, but fell at Hartford, 9-3, in its latest midweek non-conference test March 21. The Red Foxes are 4-4 and the Hawks now have a 3-4 overall record.
UTICA, NY- The Utica College women's lacrosse team scored 34 seconds into the game and never looked back as it cruised to an 18-6 victory over Cazenovia College in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. Junior Brooke Miller (Rome Free Academy) tied her career-high with seven goals on the day.
UTICA, NY – Keuka College rallied from a 7-3 halftime deficit to knot the score at 8-8 early in the fourth quarter, but host Utica College netted three straight goals in a span of 8:32 in the fourth quarter to guide the Pioneers to an 11-9 win over the Wolves on Tuesday night at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.
KEUKA PARK, NY – Hartwick fell behind early to Keuka College but quickly took hold of the lead before cruising to a 17-4 victory at Jephson Complex Tuesday afternoon. The win improves the Hawks to 3-1 on the year while the Wolves drop to 0-1.
Cortland senior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) has been named both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Region Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 19.
Hamilton College's Jackie Cuddy '18 scored three goals and the nationally ranked No. 18 Continentals posted an 8-4 non-conference win against the Skidmore College Thorughbreds at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Tuesday.
The SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team bounced back nicely today after its set back to No. 13 St. John Fisher on Sunday with a 15-6 win against Plymouth State in its home opener of 2017. Sophomore Kelsey Cohen (Baldwin/Baldwin) led the attack with five goals and two assists, as the Red Dragons evened its record at 2-2.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced three player moves today, which included the signing of Brayden Hill. Rochester also promoted forward Quinn Powless to the active roster, and placed forward Josh Currier on the Injured Reserve List.
I get asked by officials for tips on advancing their officiating careers throughout the year. Typically in the summer and fall, when they are attending one of our development clinics, and then again right before or after their schedules for the spring season are released. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran official or a newcomer to our team, here are five tips to help you advance your career as an official.
Mandatory practices for all Section III varsity spring sports began on March 6 and the regular season contests will soon commence. As part of our preseason look-ahead, we are asking coaches a short series of questions regarding their team and their top opponents.
Here are the responses we received for boys lacrosse.
Potsdam, NY – After a slow start that saw the team trailing 3-1 at the end of the first quarter, the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team dominated play for the final three quarters to gain a 14-10 victory over SUNY Potsdam Tuesday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
Founded in 1963, Stanford is home to one of the senior college lacrosse clubs in the country. But as many know, age doesn’t necessarily mean stability in the MCLA. Due to location, resources, and various other circumstances, coaching staff turnover can be a common trend. At Stanford, they seemed to have stability through the recent decade, but after the 2016 season, it was time to make a change. The Cardinal program went on the hunt and in November it would be graduate student, and MLL All-Star, Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) throwing his name in the ring for the gig.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally 11th-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team scored 12 unanswered goals in a stretch of 33:09 to surge past Morrisville St., 16-5, at the Stadium Complex Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup. The Red Dragons improved to 5-0, while the Mustangs dropped to 0-3.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With a 15-goal first half and 13 different players scoring goals, the #8/9 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team earned its fifth consecutive victory with a 20-11 road win over Canisius on Tuesday.
GENEVA, N.Y.—William Smith College junior Melissa Moore scored the game-winning goal 36 seconds into the second overtime to clinch a 6-5 win for the No. 17/11 Heron lacrosse team over No. 14/5 St. John Fisher in a non-league game played today on Boswell Field.
“Somebody’s got to save us from ourselves.”
Those were the words of Drexel men’s lacrosse coach Brian Voelker, who worried about the growing trend of early recruiting, as quoted in The New York Times. It was published May 25, 2012, but college coaches have been looking for measures to slow early commitments since 2008.
The Cazenovia College Men's Lacrosse team picked up a tough non-conference road win against the Alfred State Pioneers. Sophomore Joe Timm led the way with 5 goals and 1 assist. Senior Brandon Maxson (Homer) had 2 goals and 5 assists and fellow senior Eric Hanover had 4 goals.
[Evan] Molloy led a defense that shut out Hopkins for over 20-minutes in the first half and held off a late JHU rally that provided Nick Mariano the opportunity to tie the game late, where Brendan Bomberry could win it in overtime for the Orange.
Proving that it is a force to be reckoned with at the national level, the Cornell women’s lacrosse team kept its four-game win streak alive by defeating the University of Southern California at Nickerson Field in Boston Sunday.
GAME #6: Cornell vs. Colgate
FACE OFF: Tuesday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Schoellkopf Field (Ithaca, N.Y.)
2016 Records: Cornell (0-5, 0-1 Ivy League); Colgate (3-4, 1-2 Patriot League)
SERIES RECORD: Cornell leads, 42-7-1
LAST MEETING: Cornell won 6-5, March 15, 2016 in Hamilton, N.Y.
Englewood, FL – Senior Kate Dillon scored seven goals on just seven shots in a stretch of less than 20 minutes as the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team showed no rust in a 10-day layoff, beating Frostburg State 19-6 in the first game of its spring trip.
Iroquois Nationals are proudly posting a “Huge Goal of the Week” video by Iroquois Nationals team member Brendan Bomberry, Haudenosaunee: Mohawk Nation, Six Nations community. This is an overtime goal by Brendan at the JHU vs SU game on 2-18-17. Brendan is a recent transfer from University of Denver to Syracuse University and is an Iroquois Nationals 2012 U19 and a 2014 Men’s Field Lacrosse National Team member.
SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse today announced that applications for players wishing to try out for the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team are now available. Tryouts will be held July 9-11, 2017, at the new national team training center at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
William Smith College senior goalie Sarah Honan was named the Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Defensive Performer of the Week. In addition, senior midfielder Alexandra Bird (Marcellus) earned a spot on the league's weekly honor roll.
Senior Olivia Pitonzo (CBA-Syracuse) was named Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Hailey Wagner was selected the conference’s top defensive player and freshman Samantha Mehalick was chosen as Rookie of the Week. The MAAC announced the winners March 20.
Hobart College sophomore attackman Chris Aslanian and first-year attackman Justin Scott were recognized by the Northeast Conference for their play last week. Aslanian was named the NEC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week and Scott earned the NEC Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week award.
BUFFALO – Canisius men’s lacrosse makes its highly-anticipated home debut Tuesday as it faces No. 8/9 Albany in a 4 p.m. contest at the Demske Sports Complex. (ESPN3)
The Griffs were expected to play their first contest at home against Marist on Saturday, but the effects of Winter Storm Stella forced the contest to be moved indoors to the Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, N.Y.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its weekly award winners in the sport of men's lacrosse, selecting Morrisville State College senior goalkeeper, Tyler Catalfano (Greece)) as the Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending March 19th.
Mollie Wynia '99 was a two-time All-American defender who helped the women's lacrosse program to its most successful season in 1998. Wynia earned All-Region Second Team and NYSWCAA First Team accolades in her sophomore season as Hartwick captured the ECAC Mid-Atlantic title.
OSWEGO, NY -- The Alfred University men's lacrosse team's non-conference game at SUNY Oswego, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been moved up a day and will now be played on Tuesday, March 21, at 4 p.m. The change was made due to poor weather forecast for Wednesday.
This week on the best of WAER Sports Podcast, we shine the spot light on Jordan Evans & Scott Firman. Both are vital members of the current Syracuse Lacrosse Men's Team. They also played Lacrosse for the same high school.
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Two weeks into his Division II men’s lacrosse career, junior LeRoy Halftown (Mynderse Academy/OCC) already has a significant achievement on his résumé. Halftown produced seven goals against the District of Columbia on Saturday, the most in a single game by an NYIT player in four years, and three shy of matching the school record shared by Pete Doyen (1995) and Joel Cocarel (2001).
Saturday’s game will have all the suspense of a playoff game, as the Rochester Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits meet for the third and final time during the regular season. On the line is the regular-season series and a chance to remain in the East Division playoff hunt.
If I’m going to make a ridiculous, over the top declaration like “2017 NJCAA Lacrosse is the BEST” in my title, I had better be able to back it up. Thankfully, I don’t have to back anything up at all this week, because the men on the field did all that and more. All I have to do is report the results, and get into a little bit of the nitty gritty. What a weekend!
After a flurry of early season upsets, the first regular season poll features the same top five as the preseason poll, with Florida and Southern California flipping spots, and three previously unranked teams making their top-20 debut for 2017.
It’s been a weird winter — and it’s anyone’s idea how the spring is going to turn out. As the seasons change this week, only four undefeated teams remain in Division I. None reached the NCAA tournament last year. None has ever advanced to the NCAA tournament semifinals.
ALBANY, N.Y. – With UAlbany men’s lacrosse taking down Vermont in the conference opener, two Great Danes picked up America East weekly awards.
JD Colarusso was chosen as the America East Defensive Player of the Week while TD Ierlan (Victor) was selected as the league’s rookie of the week.
TAMPA, Fla. – The fourth-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team concluded its spring trip to the Sunshine State in dominant fashion on Friday, March 17, as the Bombers downed Western New England 19-3 at the complex of the University of Tampa. The win extended IC's winnings streak to 6-0 to begin the season.
DAVENPORT, Fla. – The fourth-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team kicked off its spring break trip to the Sunshine State on Wednesday afternoon when it faced nationally-ranked Bowdoin in Davenport, Fla., just outside of Orlando. The Bombers snatched an early lead and never looked back in downing the Polar Bears 17-7. The victory improves IC's record to 5-0, marking the first time it has won five straight to begin a season since
After allowing Oneonta to net the opening goal, Fisher answered with four of its own. Cori Holbrook (Onondaga Central), Mallory Eymer (Cicero-North Syracuse), Jordan Johnson (Canandaiguq) and Jamie Wallace (Mexico) all cashed one in to give the Cardinals 4-1 lead. Oneonta would stop the bleeding with a goal around the 14 minute mark, but Fisher tacked on two more to follow that.
Bill O’Brien didn’t play college lacrosse. He played football. A defensive end at Sacred Heart University, Bill even had several NFL tryouts after college before he decided to take a different route. In addition to his role with the Black Wolves, O’Brien works full-time as president and co-founder of Thompson Brothers Lacrosse.
I was kind of disappointed. No secret handshakes. No Gregorian chants. No pledge recited in unison. Not one guy was wearing his striped shirt . . .
I’ll admit that I had some ominous pictures in my head. I pictured a dark room… maybe flames dripping from the ceiling to the floor, or from the floor reaching up to the ceiling… surely Satan himself would be the guest speaker… disco music combined with rap . . .
After coaching for the most of the past 34 years, I really didn’t know what to expect from the “dark side.” After all, this was my first referees’ meeting.
WHITTIER, CA - After trailing Whittier College 10-9 with under three minutes to play, the Union College men's lacrosse team netted three goals in a two minute span to grab a 12-10 victory in Whittier, CA Sunday afternoon.