12:15AM
from NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks dismantled the Calgary Roughnecks 17-6 in front of 4,596 fans at the Blue Cross Arena Saturday night. The offensive explosion by the host Knighthawks flew in the face of the 2016-17 season. The 17 goals scored would have been their best effort by two goals, and they only managed to score double-digit goals in seven of the 18 games.

from The Auburn Citizen
"When I signed up my lacrosse coach looked at me and said 'All you need to do is stop the ball. You don't need to do any technical stuff or know the rules. Just stop the ball. That's all that matters,'" Lupo said. "My first game she throws me in there and I stop the ball — exactly what she told me to do — and I stood there in the crease like 'What do I do now?' Then there was a whistle and the ref says 'Goalie ball on the eight' and I had no idea where the eight is.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Tottenville High School (NY) 2018 goalie Thomas Casuccio has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Plattsburgh State College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Sweetlax Lacrosse is thrilled to announce that Professional lacrosse player Randy Staats will be taking on a primary role with the Sweetlax family. Recently named Sweetlax Director of Box Lacrosse, Staats is a prime addition to the Sweetlax coaching staff. A longtime presence in the Lacrosse world and MLL, Staats will bring great insight with a focus on improving player development and lax IQ.

Saturday December 9, 2017 10:55AM
from the Democrat & Chronicle
When the Rochester Knighthawks take the field for their season opener Saturday, they will have Cody Jamieson back in the lineup after missing most of last season with a torn ACL.

from Inside Lacrosse
The ACC Tournament is switching its format starting with the 2019 lacrosse season, and it will now be played across two weekends. Also, the Patriot League coaches voted to move the league’s tournament back a week and into May, starting with 2019. That move is pending league approval, while the ACC switch is official. These moves would — assuming no other changes — put all of DI’s conference championships on the same weekend.

from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits (1-0) and Toronto Rock (0-1) kicked off their respective 2018 campaigns on Friday night in front of 11,516 fans at the KeyBank Center. The Bandits, with only 12 returning players from last year, showed their youth and speed in a convincing 13-9 win over their East Division rival.

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from Inside Lacrosse
Towson men's lacrosse coach Shawn Nadelen (Rush Henrietta) was honored as the USILA Division I Coach of the Year Friday at the Nike Awards Luncheon as part of the IMLCA convention in Baltimore.

from US Lacrosse
An essential element of sport psychology is dealing with the emotions that come with competitive athletics. Whether you are an athlete, a coach, a referee, a parent, or a fan, the higher the level of competition, the higher the emotional level can become. And the higher the emotional level, the more important it becomes to control and manage those emotions.

Friday December 8, 2017 4:10PM
from WKBW.com
The Crusaders announced the hiring of Michael F. Albert, a U.S. Lacrosse Member Coach, an NSCA Certified Coach and a USA Hockey Member Coach.

from NLL.com
“It wasn’t a fun time last year, a lot of things went wrong. We’ve made a thorough sweep as a coaching staff and management, making sure we have everything covered. It’s going to be different this year. We’ve done a lot of soul searching, a lot of video was watched and a lot of players were talked to,” said head coach Troy Cordingley.

from WWNYTV.com
Jacob Vindiola is a 15 year old lacrosse player for Carthage Central School. He and his family moved to New Mexico a month ago. They'll come back when Jacob's dad, a deployed soldier, returns to Fort Drum.

from WKBW.com
Just hours ahead of their season opener, the Bandits announced the acquisition of forward Vaughn Harris from the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has opened the application process for the head coach for the U.S. U19 team that will compete in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Canada (Aug 1-10, 2019). This is a two-year appointment that begins in early 2018 and will run through the 2020 US Lacrosse Convention.

9:00AM
from The Corning Leader
“This experience is unbelievable,” said Guiles. “When I was a kid, I honestly didn’t think I was going to get to this spot right now. My family, friends, coaches and teammates have pushed me to multiple points that I never thought I could be on. It really is a dream come true.”

from The Peterborough Examiner
Growing up Jake Withers used to travel with a friend's family to see Rochester Knighthawks games at the Blue Cross Arena. He imagined himself one day playing on that floor as a National Lacrosse League player. Starting Saturday night he'll no longer have to imagine it.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The 27th season of Buffalo Bandits lacrosse opens at home with an East Division rivalry matchup against the Toronto Rock at KeyBank Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m. to kick off NLL Face Off Weekend.

Thursday December 7, 2017 7:45PM
from Syracuse.com
Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Danny Varello's off-season of work was significantly boosted by a letter from Matt Mancz, the team's strength and conditioning coach.

from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Orange Crush Lacrosse Program is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 2018 Indoor Girls Lacrosse Clinic directed by Hall of Fame Lacrosse Coach Bridget Marquardt of Skaneateles.

from Syracuse.com
The return of Navy to the Syracuse lacrosse schedule in 2018 could pit a pair of brothers on center stage in the Carrier Dome.

Although the Orange's full slate of games has yet to be released, the Navy athletic website lists that school as visiting the Orange on April 21. It will be the first meeting between the schools since the 2004 NCAA title game, won by SU 14-13.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
The IWLCA and NCAA have had talks since the new recruiting model was introduced, and according to IWLCA Legal Counsel Samantha Ekstrand, the coaches’ association will ask to be exempt from the earlier recruiting contact dates in the proposal.

10:40AM
from LaxPower
LaxPower has now been around for 20 years, and the people running the site on a daily basis have remained the same since they came on board during the first few years. That will change by the end of 2017. Dan Larsen (who began in 1998) and George Baldassare (1999) will be leaving on December 15.

from the Altamont Enterprise
GUILDERLAND — The Rau family has farmed 120 acres on Settles Hill since 1799, valuing the open space and agricultural heritage. A new next-door neighbor, Paul Gait, a world-renowned lacrosse player, has gotten approval from the town to build an office and showroom on his property for the lacrosse equipment he makes elsewhere.

from Capital District Lax
Sage College and the Renegades have partnered to offer anyone who is interested – some great holiday fun lacrosse!

from the Orchard Park Bee
Registration is open for the Buffalo Indoor Lacrosse League for boys in grades 1-6, which will be held for eight weeks on Sunday mornings in January and February at Sahlen’s Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St, Elma.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Rochester Knighthawks: First-round draft picks Jake Withers, Austin Shanks and Eric Fannell, who were Ohio State teammates, were among five new players Rochester named to its 20-man active roster.

from The IWLCA
Welcome All of YOU… It is really great to be here with you in Florida. I am Kathy Taylor, the newly elected President of the IWLCA, Head Coach at Le Moyne College, mother of three, grandmother of two, and one more on the way. I, like all of you, wear many hats… daughter, sister, friend, colleague, coach, and the list goes on.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will open their 24th season in the National Lacrosse League on Saturday, Dec. 9 when they battle the Calgary Roughnecks at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.

from The Lacrosse Network


Wednesday December 6, 2017 6:15PM
from Monmouth University Athletics
EDISON, NJ – The reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Lacrosse Champions, Monmouth University, will host the 2018 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship from the newly renovated Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, NJ.

The top four teams in the conference compete in the championship beginning with semifinal action on Thursday, May 3 with the championship final taking place on Saturday, May 5. Both semifinal contests air on ESPN3 with the championship final airing on ESPNU, for the second-straight season.

from Gaffer Elite Lacrosse
Gaffer Elite, Corning 2018 defenseman Zach Drewno has committed to play lacrosse at nationally ranked Division Two Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

from Hometown Weekly
Two weeks ago, nine Medfield High athletes, including Liam Gately (UMass-Lowell) and Thomas Schofield (Bryant), committed to play a sport in college by signing their national letters of intent. This past week, another Medfield High lacrosse player made his college decision as senior midfielder and faceoff specialist Dylan McNally signed his NLI to attend Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Rob Pannell, the former Cornell star and current U.S. national training team member, spoke with US Lacrosse Magazine for the Player Spotlight in the December edition of the magazine.

from Syracuse.com
The top high school athletes from Central New York are going to be invited to walk the red carpet next June when Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists and syracuse.com presents the first All-CNY High School Sports Awards.

The event, set for June 14 at the Landmark Theatre, will highlight players and coaches from the 2017-18 school year who earn All-CNY honors in various sports.

from Canisius Athletics
First-year head coach Mark Miyashita announced the 2018 schedule for the Canisius men's lacrosse program on Wednesday, a 14-game game slate that features six home games, seven road dates and one neutral-site contest.

from Cornell Athletics
On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Cornell women's lacrosse team held its 13th annual dodgeball tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Bartels Hall. The team is pleased to present the MS Society with a $730 donation on behalf of Cornell.

from LaxAllStars.com
The 2018 NJCAA lacrosse season is only a couple months away, and I’m LOVING how this year is shaping up already. There is a TON of talent, some 2017 scores to be settled, and a good number of teams who could be considered contenders. Are there favorites to take home the hardware? There are ALWAYS favorites! But until it’s all said and done, being a favorite doesn’t mean all that much.

10:05AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
South Jefferson’s Madisyn Van Horn will sign her national letter of intent to attend Division II Franklin Pierce University to play women’s lacrosse today at 2:30 at the high school auditorium.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Pittsford Mendon High School 2018 attackman John Avery has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Utica College.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Former UAlbany men’s lacrosse player Dwayne Stewart will suit up for the Jamaican National Team in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Games this July.

from NLL.com
“We are thrilled to continue to build upon our historic broadcasting partnerships with the addition of CBS Sports Digital. The future of sports is an ever-changing digital viewing experience, and bringing in a world class organization and platform like CBS Sports Digital is truly exciting for our fans,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “Last season we witnessed the additions of some major broadcasting partners and as a result more viewers are tuning in to NLL TV than ever before.”

from Major League Lacrosse
The Dallas Rattlers announced on Tuesday that All-Star attackman Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville/Army) and defenseman John Lade (Cuse) have agreed to contracts to remain with the Rattlers for the 2018 season. Both Boltus and Lade filed for Player Movement at the start of the offseason.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It seems the hard work that Bohorad, US Lacrosse President & CEO Steven Stenersen and Tewaaraton Foundation Exectuve Director Sarah Aschenbach did last last year might be paying off.

from the Buffalo News
Despite the customary actions, the diehards know changes are coming. After a year of alluding to advances, commissioner Nick Sakiewicz's plan is finally in motion. Two expansion teams are joining the league in 2018-19 — the Philadelphia Wings and the San Diego Seals.

from Inside Lacrosse
This candid conversation covers a lot of ground about Wolf's career and his plans for LIU Post. The influence of his former coach and boss Scott Marr is apparent when detailing the positive, fun approach he plans on taking to get LIU Post back into the championship conversation. One highlight of the podcast is a discussion of the Thompsons, who Wolf coached at Albany in the season in which Lyle and Myles won the Tewaaraton. Wolf points out how that experience had a profound impact on his outlook on coaching.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Fans can donate toys beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the KeyBank Center box office to help children in need in the Western New York area this holiday season. Donations should be new, unopened and unwrapped toys. Everyone who donates a toy will receive a voucher for a $10 ticket to any Bandits home game.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and Smola Consulting announced today the creation of the “Saves for Kids” program. Through the partnership, Smola Consulting will donate $3 to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), an affiliate of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, for every Knighthawks’ save made during the 2017-18 season.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 1:40PM
from Marist Athletics
Marist men's lacrosse has named Brian Corrigan and Nick Nye (Marcellus) as captains for the 2018 season.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Forty-eight of the nation’s top lacrosse players will have one final chance to impress U.S. national team head coach John Danowski and his staff when the Team USA Spring Premiere will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

from Inside Lacrosse
We sat down with Syracuse legend Charlie Lockwood to talk about what it meant for him to wear the hallowed No. 22 during his time with the Orange and what the honor carries for others that share the same number.

from BLaxFive.net
Churchville-Chili Lacrosse recently celebrated as Jacob Buck and Corey Yunker signed National Letters of Intent and will play in NCAA D-I programs after graduation this spring.

from Siena Athletics
Senior attack and reigning MAAC Offensive Player of the Year Chris Robertson will be traveling to Australia for a team camp for the Australian National Team from January 3-7. He is part of a 43-man roster set to try out to make a 23-man squad.

Monday December 4, 2017 9:30PM
from Syracuse.com
Several sons of ex-SU players have indeed followed such footsteps into the Syracuse program, and that bloodline pulses even stronger this season with the additions of (left to right) midfielder Owen Seebold, midfielder Brendan Curry and attack Connor Nelson. All three are sons of players who played prominent roles in the history of SU lacrosse.

from Capital District Lax
Lacrosse Honors:
Suburban Council & Times Union All-Star First Team Attack June 2017
49 G/14A Bethlehem Central Varsity Season 2017
Maverik Showtime Invitee June 2017
NXT Philly Showcase All-Star November 2017
Battle of the Hotbeds All-Star July 2017

from My Twin tiers
Corning Hawks senior lacrosse player Ericka Kimble signed her national letter of intent to play Division II lacrosse at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida on Monday.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Penn Yan Academy 2018 attackman/midfielder Austin Blumbergs has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at St, Bonaventure University.

10:30AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Friday can’t come soon enough. That’s when Oswego HS head coach Doc Nelson and I will be driving down to Baltimore for the annual IMLCA (that’s the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association) Coaches’ Convention – three days of Xs and Os, networking, vendors, and, well – total immersion in everything that is boys’ and men’s lacrosse.

from BUNewsService.com
On a crisp autumn day in 2007, Paul Dzintars Kalnins flicked a tennis ball from the webbing of his lacrosse stick, watching his German shepherd Ministrs bound after it. Raised in Brookline and a college lacrosse star at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the 1970s, he’s since reclaimed his grandfather’s farm in a rural section of midwestern Latvia and moved to the Baltic country.

A decade later, current Latvian national team head coach and Boston University men’s assistant coach Max Silberlicht (New Hartford) would label him the “godfather of Latvian lacrosse.”

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:40AM
from US Lacrosse Magazine
The newly founded Dallas Rattlers made its first roster transactions on Friday, picking up two of the franchise’s biggest names. Goalie John Galloway and defenseman Joel White, both MLL All-Stars and U.S. national training team members, joined the team for the the 2018 season.

Both Galloway and White filed for Player Movement this offseason, but rejoin the team where they’ve starred together for the past six seasons.

from The Corning Leader
Corning Hawks senior defensive midfielder Ryan Burns signed his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Division I St. Bonaventure on Friday at the Corning-Painted Post High School cafeteria in front of packed crowd.

“It felt really really nice to have my friends here and my family come down and support me,” said Burns. “My grandpa drove down from New Jersey today, so that was pretty awesome.”

from College Crosse
Off the schedule are Hartford, Holy Cross, and Princeton. In comes Bucknell, Georgetown, Maryland, and Yale. Not too shabby at all. Earlier in the fall, we spoke to head coach Keegan Wilkinson about the team, and included some of these new additions near the end of the show, especially Maryland and Yale.

from Binghamton Homepage
The John Mack Foundation is receiving the Agency of the Year award from the Susquehanna Regional EMS Council.

from Lake Placid News
LAKE PLACID - As soon as USA Luge officials adopted their newest fundraiser in March 2016, they knew that the Running of the Balls benefit would need to be tweaked in the following years to get it just right. This year, more tweaking is indeed necessary.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those lip warmers and celebrate LaxStache history. Over the past six weeks, more than 1,395 college lacrosse players representing 77 teams united by growing their mustaches, raising money and participating in LaxStache Madness.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Nominations are being accepted for the The Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 on July 11-12 at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, DE.

Friday December 1, 2017 1:05PM
from Syracuse.com
To his family, Powless was a loving and supportive father and grandfather, who was quick with a joke and never let you forget that one time he knocked down the great Jim Brown with the hip check in a lacrosse game, said Neal Powless, his son.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Lyle Thompson draws every day. Whether it’s tattoos for friends or graphics for Thompson Brothers Lacrosse, Thompson, a two-time Tewaaraton winner at Albany and the reigning NLL MVP with the Georgia Swarm, is nearly as gifted wielding a graphite pencil as he is a Nike Lakota.

9:15AM
from WICZ.com
Johnson City Senior Lacrosse Captain Nick Conklin signed his National Letter of Intent to play for St. Bonaventure next year.

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from the Buffalo Bandits
Week 3 of the Bandits training camp is in the books as the team continues to refine the systems being installed for the 2017-2018 season. The roster has been pared down to those who will start the season as active members of the club, and those who will be in reserve on the practice squad.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will try to remain undefeated, as they take on the East Division rival Georgia Swarm in their preseason finale on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Knighthawks, who enter the contest with a 2-0 record, will host the Swarm at 6:00 p.m. at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Six Nations.


Road Trip Dad
A long road trip and a major snow storm means this week's Road Trip Dad will be a little late. (That or Dan is spending the evening watching Frozen.) In any event, look for Dan's latest on Monday evening.

US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame
The Chapter is looking for nominations for the Class of 2018. Click here
to download a nomination form.