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from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College junior Hannah Connolly (Watertown IHC), a member of the Heron lacrosse team, has recently been accepted to the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Connolly has been accepted to the medical school through its Early Assurance Program. After applying last year, she is now guaranteed a place at the prestigious medical university following graduation from William Smith.

from Le moyne Athletics
Le Moyne's new addition, the 2014 D-III Attacker of the Year at Cortland, is a little bit country.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced rule changes for the upcoming 2015 NLL season following a comprehensive review by the league's Competition Committee. New regulations include improvements on player safety, an additional instant replay challenge and revised procedures for faceoffs.

from Lacrosse Magazine
At the US Military Academy in West Point, NY, the Army Black Knights lacrosse hosted Manhattan and St. John's for a round robin of fall lacrosse action. Check out highlights of the event, exclusively with Lax.com.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
On Thursday, the defending National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks were among the honored guests at the 10th Annual Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation Gala. Billed as one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton, Ontario, the Knighthawks joined stars like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Grammy Award winner Tia Carrere and the Trailer Park Boys.
Friday October 24 2014 12:15AM
from SUNY Binghamton
With Homecoming Weekend on the horizon Binghamton head men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson announced the Bearcats’ 2015 schedule and captains for the upcoming season. Binghamton’s 14-game slate features seven home contests and four new opponents. Navigating the Bearcats through the 2015 campaign will be seniors J.T. Hauck (Webster-Thomas), Paul O’Donnell (Skaneateles), Emmett O’Hara and junior Chris Bechle (Fairpoet).

from SUNY Potsdam
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team will be participating in "Lax Mustache Madness" this November. The Bears are looking to raise money for cancer patients and to educate people about the disease.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced 13 rule revisions for women’s lacrosse, effective for the 2015 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse seasons. US Lacrosse writes the rules for high school girls’ lacrosse, and those rules are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The rules also govern youth girls’ lacrosse, with some modifications also made by US Lacrosse.

from the Buffalo Bandits
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced the organization will host the first-ever Buffalo Bandits Youth Indoor Lacrosse League for high school players this season.
Thursday October 23 2014 8:45AM
from the Iroquois Nationals
November 1st, Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo.

from SportsFive.net
As he starts his senior year at Waterloo, Mark Campbell has recorded 1,372 minutes between the pipes for the Indians. Today he announced that after his graduation this spring he will continue his education and will play lacrosse at Onondaga Community College (Syracuse).

from Inside Lacrosse
The atmosphere in the parking lot near Manley Field House in Syracuse was the same as almost every other Saturday, as the parking lot was full and people were tailgating. Instead of heading to the Carrier Dome for to see a football game, people headed to a set of fields behind Manley Field House for fall lacrosse. The Syracuse [women] played host to seven other teams including Le Moyne, Colgate, Albany, Cortland, Bucknell, Niagara and Canisius.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The monstrosity that is the Northeast-10 gears up for another season that holds plenty of promise and, perhaps, another national championship.

from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced 10 additional events that have been accredited thru the IMLCA Event Accreditation Platinum Standards Program. This third group of events joins the previously announced 32 events that have met the standards to utilize the IMLCA Accredited Events seal and have committed to provide quality experiences for the prospects, their parents, select programs and college coaches.

from Niagara University Athletics
Senior Brittany Delano (Lancaster) and junior Elizabeth Benedict (Eden) will serve as captains of the 2014 Niagara University women's lacrosse team, as announced by third-year head coach Wendy Stone.

from Inside Lacrosse
It's a draft that coaches and general managers have been looking to for years. The 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft features an embarrassment of riches. While the 2014 draft saw a half dozen players who were certain first-round picks, 2015 has a half dozen who are legitimate candidates for first overall.

from Inside Lacrosse
Stepping foot onto the turf at UAlbany’s practice a month ago, it’s nearly impossible to miss two things: These players bring a high-level of intensity to what they’re doing, and secondly, they have a lot of fun doing it. Practice started promptly at 2:15 p.m. on John Fallon Field, and coach Scott Marr had his team split up on both ends of the field, offense on one and defense on the other, getting right down to work.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced the signing of defenseman Anthony Patterson to a one-year deal. Patterson was the Knighthawks’ 46th overall pick in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
Wednesday October 22 2014 8:45AM
from the Watertown Daily Times
Roy McAdam, a 1975 General Brown graduate, will be inducted into the Hobart College Hall of Fame on Nov. 15. for his contributions to the men’s lacrosse program.

from US Lacrosse
When I directed officials for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, I had a unique opportunity to experiment with several “off the books” rules that would help players improve their skills and maintain a positive field experience for everyone. The most successful rules were the No-Rake Rule, the Uncontrollable Stick Rule, the Circle of Shame Rule, and the 24-Hour Rule. Here is how they work.

from AT&T U-verse
We'll follow the Iroquois National Lacrosse team as they prepare for the World Lacrosse Championships. We’ll see how a team with a tiny fraction of the resources of other countries stays among the elite through hard work and dedication to the game they love.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester native and Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will take the team’s “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying message to 400 students at Rochester Early College on Wednesday, October 22nd.

from Lax.com
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic is held annually in October at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. Dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the NCC offers an enjoyable weekend of collegiate lacrosse while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood, and sportsmanship within the game. Check out some highlights from the event featuring Syracuse and Binghamton, only with Lax.com.

Tuesday October 21 2014 8:30AM
from SportsFive.net
It is with great sadness that Section Five learned of the recent death of long-time player, lacrosse coach and fan, Don Bell of Webster. Don coached the scholastic and collegiate arenas and after his retirement from the game, was a great fan and friend to anyone who loved the game as he did.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Lacrosse's Second Annual "Faceoff for a Cause" held on Oct. 12 at Siena Turf Field raised $21,450 for the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The amount raised exceeded the event's goal of $15,000 by 43% and was nearly three times the $8,000 that was raised at the inaugural event last fall.

from US Lacrosse
Most coaches want their players to focus on good defensive position and avoid getting beat by throwing unnecessary checks. We completely agree! However, if taught correctly and practiced often, effective checks can be game-changers. The “stealth checker” is always looking to execute controlled, calculated checks. She knows that a check must be executed correctly, precisely, or not at all.

from Dan Witmer / Road Trip Dad
Sunday night was the annual Hall of Fame “induction celebration” for the US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter’s class of 2014. Eight local honorees were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the game.

from Rutgers Athletics
The Knight Cup is given annually to the player who has played the game of lacrosse to the best of his ability, who has, by example, inspired or led his teammates both on and off the field and who, above all, has consistently demonstrated the qualities of unselfishness and loyalty to his team and Rutgers University. This year’s recipient was Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia), who earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors for the second-straight season and will be one of four Rutgers captains for the upcoming season.

from McGill Athletics
The McGill men's lacrosse team suffered a rare loss on Saturday, falling 18-10 in non-conference play to the Plattsburgh State Cardinals. It snapped the team overall win streak at 10 but because it was a non-conference game, the Redmen streak remains intact in regular season play at10-0 in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

from Syracuse Athletics
Syracuse head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait '91 will host the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" on Tuesday, November 11 at The Savory Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. The event runs from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m.

from the Armonk Daily Voice
The 6-foot-1 Magnan, who started for the Foxes' varsity team as an eighth-grader, is Syracuse's second-ever freshman commit and the earliest player to ever give a verbal to the Orange -- a source of pride for the athletic lefty.

from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits have announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Brandon Goodwin, Cody McMahon and Rance Vigneux. With Goodwin’s signing, the Bandits have now agreed to terms with all five of their draftees selected in the 2014 NLL Draft this past September.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will receive one final honor commemorating their historic run to a league-record third straight championship. On Thursday, the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation will recognize the Knighthawks with the Sports and Recreation award for having a positive impact in the community. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/5268#sthash.jYAud5Hd.dpuf
Monday October 20 2014 9:30AM
from PhillyLacrosse.com
As time passes, Eddie Coombs’ legacy continues to grow.

“People were concerned that after his (college) senior class graduated that it might start to slow down and talk would slow, but it’s only gotten stronger,” said Marist College men’s lacrosse coach Keegan Wilkinson. “That’s a testament to what a strong young man Eddie was.

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from NLL.com
The Buffalo Bandits have matched the New England Black Wolves' offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman Drew Petkoff for a one-year contract for the 2015 National Lacrosse League season. Buffalo had 72 hours to match New England's offer for the defender who possesses a scoring touch.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niskayuna High School (NY) 2016 midfielder Marisa DiVietro has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sunday October 19 2014 9:30AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
In terms of offense, Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) seized the opportunity with a three-goal, two- assist effort, and fellow sophomore Tyler Pace scored twice with a pair of assists. Freshman Trevor Baptiste scored one goal and set up another, and a trio of freshmen each scored late: Sean Mayle, Joe Reid and Connor Donahue.

from Inside Lacrosse
The Third Eddie Coombs Fallball Shootout was held Saturday at Hatboro-Horsham High School near Philadelphia, honoring the fallen Marist player and Hatboro-Horsham alum. Marist and the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation hosted DII powers Le Moyne, Merrimack and NYIT, as well as a host of women's programs on Saturday, and will host numerous DIII programs Sunday at the high school.

from Inside Lacrosse
In its third year, the annual Seatown Classic saw Team USA claw out a 17-14 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in front of a record 3,687 attendants. This Team USA roster was altered from the 23-man World Championships this summer, allowing for a fresh group of faces to step up. World Championship Outstanding Midfielder Paul Rabil and veteran Kyle Harrison did not dress, instead taking on sideline coaching roles for their team.
Saturday October 18 2014 9:45AM
from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College Hall of Famer David McNaney '77 is a member of the four-man class of inductees to the US Lacrosse Great Rochester Hall of Fame. He will be honored on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford, New York.

from Syracuse.com
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team picked up a commitment on the recruiting trail on Thursday that makes a little history for head coach John Desko's squad.

from Lacrosse Magazine
"What has it been, seven years since we first talked about it?"

Jim Lyons asks this rhetorical question when the subject of a long-anticipated artificial turf field is broached. Lyons has been the head coach at SUNY Geneseo for 15 years, and nearly half of them have involved the quest to provide an all-weather field option for his program.

from the Albany Times-Union
Niskayuna lacrosse player Aidan O'Brien finds the black pellets in his shoes, his socks and his equipment bag. They're tiny pieces of tire that are used in artificial-turf fields at the high school, college and recreational level in the Capital Region and all over the country.

from Caniaius Athletics
The Canisius men's lacrosse 2017-2018 showcase has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for Sunday, October 19th. If you have any questions or concerns please email assistant coach Brendan Murphy at murphy44@my.canisius.edu.

from Syracuse.com
Ficarra and Basile met at SUNY Oswego, where Basile was a cheerleader and Ficarra a lacrosse player. She turned Ficarra down when he asked her out. They met a second time six months before his accident, and she again refused to date him.

from SportsFive.net
Ty Xanders, former Inside Lacrosse columnist, left the firm last summer and has since started a web site devoted to recruiting. He recently published his lists of the top Juniors and Seniors in the country and several Section Five players made his lists.

from US Lacrosse
Brine Lacrosse, a leader in quality lacrosse equipment manufacturing since 1950, announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with US Lacrosse to become an official equipment supplier of the U.S. Women’s National Team Program and a presenting sponsor of all U.S. Women’s National Team events through 2017.

from RecruitingRundown.com
As the final set of brand new rankings going up this month, it’s time to introduce Recruiting Rundown’s Top 75 Sophomores.
Friday October 17 2014 8:15AM
from the Madison County Courier
Colgate University’s annual Native American Arts and Culture Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The festival celebrates Native American culture with live music and dance, craft demonstrations, handmade Native American items and traditional foods for sale, and more.

from Major League Lacrosse
New York’s Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was one of the most talked about defensemen of the 2014 season. An All-American at Loyola College, Fletcher came into the year looking to build off of his college successes. The rookie was named to the USA Men’s National Training team roster, the only college player to be added to the team.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“‘Sully’ is a great steady ‘D’ man with an excellent lacrosse IQ. He can shut down the teams’ best players,” said goalie Matt Vinc. “We are great friends off the floor so it's unbelievable that I get to play with him again this season.”

from RecruitingRundown.com
For the first time ever in lacrosse, these rankings will get updated a handful of times each year. Kids are playing more lacrosse than ever (in favor of other sports), so with that said, it gets easier to make ongoing evaluations throughout all of the seasons.
Thursday October 16, 2014 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
Alf Jacques' workshop Onondaga Nation, May 16, 2014. Wooden lacrosse stick maker Alf Jacques works on carving a defenseman's stick for the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team in their upcoming World Lacrosse Championships in Denver on July 10, 2014.


from The Chronicle-Express
The Rochester Rattlers Major League Lacrosse team raised $1,300 to benefit the Arc of Yates disaster relief efforts following devastating flooding in May. Top defenseman for the Rattlers and Penn Yan native Mike Manley introduced the fundraising idea which netted $1,300.

from Virginia Athletics
Coholan, a redshirt junior from Rochester, N.Y., started all 16 games in 2014 on the first midfield. He scored 13 goals and dished out 14 assists. Coholan scored a career-high three goals against Johns Hopkins, including the overtime winner.

from Union Athletics
[Stefan] Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius), named the 2014 USILA Division III Outstanding Goalie of the Year, led the Liberty League in goals-against averge (7.00) and save percentage (.641) last season. He posted a nine-game winning streak and was named to the USILA All-American First Team and tabbed Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year. This will be his second season as a captain.

from Rhino Lacrosse
Six Tuesday evening sessions - November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9 - with a coaching lineup that includes Dan Hardy (Tully), Kevin Leveille (Delmar), Ryan Powell (Carthage), Travis Morgia (Watertoen), Eric Wood (Carthage), and Matt Abbott (Nottingham).

from US Lacrosse
As coaches, we teach kids how to dodge, but seldom analyze what it takes to become a great dodger. We show them the roll, face and split dodges, then leave them to their own devices to figure out which one to use and when. Help your dodgers take the next step with these instructions.

from Lacrosse Magazine
With leaves changing colors and a bit more nip in the air, it's time to begin the discussion of who might be Lacrosse Magazine's Person of the Year for 2014 — and there are several worthy candidates.

Below is a rundown of the people that we've had in our discussion thus far. Who makes the grade for you? Or do you have someone else you'd like to nominate? Let us know by voting or leaving comments, and we'll announce the winner upon the release of our December 2014 issue!

from Inside Lacrosse
In a lot of ways, this sport has been a huge part of my identity for nearly 15 years. So it is with both excitement and sadness that I've made the decision to leave Inside Lacrosse to pursue a new challenge as Social Media Manager with The Martin Group, a growing, dynamic ad agency with offices in Buffalo and Rochester. I couldn’t be happier for this next chapter and to be returning home to Western New York to be closer to family.

I want to thank Inside Lacrosse and the entire sport for a phenomenal experience and, hopefully, a lifetime's worth of relationships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Saturday morning it was 60 degrees and raining. One might not dub these “perfect lacrosse conditions,” but champions adapt. The U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team could be found practicing throughout the D.C./Virginia area in this dreary weather and pouring rain. As the team walked off the field after the first long practice at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, each player appeared fatigued, yet a smile remained on their faces. Whether it was an experienced player who won the Gold Medal at the 2013 FIL World Cup, or a sophomore in college — every single athlete was excited to be there.

from Inside Lacrosse
The more I watch goalies getting warmed up pre-game, pre-practice and at recruiting events, the more concerned I get. Shooting underhand worm-burners from 16 yards isn't accomplishing anything. Spending five rushed minutes in between the pipes isn't sufficient for a young goalie.

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Tatnall School (DE) 2017 LSM Sam Schluter has just committed to Syracuse University

2015 Boys Championships
According to their Facebook page, the Executive Committee of NYSPHSAA met on Thursday, October 23, and approved a proposal from Section 4 that Vestal be the host of the 2015 Boys Lacrosse Championships.

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