from NorthCountryNow.com
The Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education voted against a sports merger request from Lisbon Central School District for boys modified lacrosse during the 2016-17 school year at Monday's meeting.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
This weekend, nearly 60 kids will experience the thrill of being a Rochester Knighthawk, as three Jr. Knighthawks teams will take on opponents from the around the National Lacrosse League at the fourth annual Junior NLL Tournament.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the fourth-annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Medina High School (NY) 2017 midfielder Jake Cotter has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Canisius College.

from US Lacrosse
Fall used to mean football and soccer season, a break from the endless summer circuit. All the camps. The prospect days. The tournaments. The long car rides. The travel bags of stinking gear. Now Fall means more of the same. More camps. More prospect days. More tournaments. More opportunities to “shine”. More car rides. More lacrosse.

Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:15AM
from Cornell Athletics
The weekend of Sept. 10-11 will be an exciting one for the Cornell lacrosse family, as three former Big Red will play a large part in the US Lacrosse Grand Opening celebration weekend. The national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse will open a new facility – including the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery. To celebrate the event, the U.S. men's senior team, featuring Rob Pannell '13, will play an exhibition game. The weekend will be capped with the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial, honoring the more than 60 individuals connected to the sport of lacrosse, including Eamon McEneaney '77, died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

from Canisius College Athletics
“We are very excited to have such a talented athlete like Kaylin join our program,” Teeter said. “When you can bring in a three-time All-American on to your staff, it only helps to continue to raise the bar with our team. Kaylin has had success at every level she has played and I expect it to be no different as she transitions into a coach. She is one of the best draw specialists to play the game and we’re thrilled that she can share her expertise at Canisius.”

from SportsFive.net
Penfield senior midfielder, Andrew Powlin has recently verbally committed to the study and play lacrosse for the Rochester Institute of Technology.

from ILoveToWatchYouPlay.com
What kids think of their how parents watch their sporting events.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:20AM
from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute High School
Uncommitted 2017 Midfielder Jack Lalley. National Honor Society, GWG in OT Championship. 6'3" All WNY 3 Sports.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
We finished up our time and lacrosse in Munich, Germany, and now we take two separate busses to Turin, Italy. We’ve boarded the first bus, which has proven once again to be, at best, half-filled. We’ll take this bus six hours to Milan, where we’ll change busses and then ride an additional two hours to Turin. It’s a long ride, sure, but it’s cheaper than flying and the scenery is stunning. But I’m getting ahead of myself… we just spent some amazing time in Munich, Germany!

from the Plattsburgh Press Republican
With a new youth lacrosse event added to tournament play here this summer, the community has seen even more economic benefit from the sport, organizers say. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has calculated an estimated $6 million in direct spending over the course of two separate events in Lake Placid.

from Niagara University Athletics
"I could not be more excited to welcome Alice to Niagara and our Purple Eagle lacrosse family," Stone said. "Alice brings an incredible knowledge of the game that will be a great asset to our program, in addition to a championship mentality that has been honed as a player at Maryland and as a member of the U.S. National Team. Alice's energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the game will make an immediate impact on our program. I look forward to working with her both on and off the field."

from Lacrosse Magazine
Ryan Lukacovic and Michael Rhoads ascended a Colorado mountain in mid-June as part of a cross-country biking trip. With a memorable view in front of them, the Virginia lacrosse teammates got word of exciting news they wouldn't soon forget.

Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) — and the revival of an explosive, up-tempo approach to lacrosse — was coming to Virginia to take over one of the sport's most accomplished programs.

from Syracuse University Athletics
Head women's lacrosse Gary Gait will host a FallFest on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Manley Field House for girls in high school, middle school and elementary school. High school and middle school participants can take part in the full field division, while everyone may compete in the 7v7 division.

from Syracuse.com
Lillian dedicated her financial support and time to the university, especially in the years after her husband's death. She contributed $600,000 to the university for lacrosse scholarships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse Founder Bob Carpenter speaks with 1997 SU lacrosse All-American and one of the most public faces of the U.S. Navy SEAL teams, Rorke Denver.

from The Lacrosse Network

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks and SportsNet at Rochester Rehabilitation announced today that they are creating a partnership to introduce an adaptive lacrosse program to individuals of all abilities. On Thursday, August 25th, the Knighthawks will be on hand at CP Rochester in Henrietta to teach the basics of lacrosse, including passing, catching, cradling, and shooting.
Monday August 22, 2016 10:00AM
from Lake Placid Lacrosse / Lax Sports Network
The first ever MLL Alumni Game took place on the evening of August 5th, 2016, during the 27th Annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, NY.

The game, which was played to raise money to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation and Ranger Lead the Way Fund, attracted approximately 3,500 fans on a picturesque night in Lake Placid. Lax Sports Network was on site to cover the game, which is available to view on demand on LSN. But, for a short time, you can watch at our site.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I don’t think the Nissan traveled more than 100-200 miles this week, as the longest trips were just the 11-mile jaunts to Hannibal for varsity soccer practice. No, this week’s inspiration comes not from my driver’s seat or through my front window, but rather, from that flat-screen, high-definition TV in the living room.

Sunday August 21, 2016 10:20AM
from the Auburn Citizen
The midfielder recorded a goal late in the third period, as the Denver Outlaws rallied to tie the score before the final frame. Eric Law recorded the game-winner with 12 seconds remaining, as the Outlaws topped the Ohio Machine, 19-18, in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Saturday August 20, 2016 12:15AM
from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse and U.S. men’s senior team head coach John Danowski have named 44 players that will play in an exhibition game Sept. 11 as part of the US Lacrosse Grand Opening celebration weekend. The roster includes 12 players from the 2014 U.S. team, which captured the silver medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Denver.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse has announced this year's 2016 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance. The roster is voted on by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the League, all of whom stood out at their respective positions.

Seven of the twelve named have Upstate ties - Rob Pannell (Cornell) and Kevin Rice (Skaneateles) at attack; midfielder Joe Walters (Irondequoit); defenders Joe Fletcher (West Genesee), Mike Manley (Penn Yan), and Joel White (Cortland HS); and goalie John Galloway (West Genesee).

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Take a look inside the Jr. Knighthawks final practice before the Jr. NLL Tournament

Friday August 19, 2016 10:15AM
from the Watertwon Daily Times
One of Bob Sheldon’s primary goals was to ensure that those who worked under him had what they needed to reach their goals. This is the assessment of Wally Johnson, who retired earlier in the spring as sports information director at St. Lawrence University in Canton. He worked alongside Mr. Sheldon for many years.

from Upstate Lacrosse Club
Upstate Lacrosse Club (ULC) is under the direction of former Syracuse 4-time All American, Ric Beardsley. Ric leads a staff of some of the best coaches in Upstate NY.

Fall Skills Clinic

Elite Team Tryouts
Thursday August 18, 2016 7:00PM
from The Daily Orange
Denver midfielder Brendan Bomberry will transfer to Syracuse and play in 2017, according to Casey Vock of 3dRising.com. Bomberry received his release from Denver, a DU spokesman confirmed.

from Harvard Athletics
Lisa Miller, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, has announced the addition of Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) to her staff as an assistant coach. Treanor joins the Crimson from Syracuse where she graduated in May after a successful four-year career with the Orange.

from Cornell Athletics
"Margaret's background aligns perfectly with our Big Red program," Graap said. "Not only was she an excellent collegiate and professional player, but Margaret also brings corporate experience and tangible leadership skills to Cornell. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring our student-athletes, and can share her perspective as a three-time captain who helped lead the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to their first national championship."

from Ithaca College Athletics
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse program has now opened registration for its fall clinic to be held at Higgins Stadium on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The clinic is open to all interested athletes currently enrolled in high school.

from Colgate Athletics
Former Colgate star Peter Baum '13 and the Ohio Machine play for their first Major League Lacrosse title in Saturday's championship game against the Denver Outlaws.

from CollegeCrosse.com
Back to the two-point goal. My main problem with this idea is it seems like a solution in search of a problem. I don’t think many people were crying out that the NCAA needed a two-point shot. There are more important concerns that need to be addressed, like stalling. A permanent shot clock or a more consistent application of the present shot clock rule would go a long way towards fixing college lacrosse’s stalling problem.

from MPNnow.com
Rebecca Birx, Trevor Chinn, Caitlyn (Serafine) Malzewski, Meghan Musnicki, Ashley (Friend) Vellines, Joe Kuras and Roy Weymouth.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have signed a pair of players to one-year deals prior to the start of the 2017 National Lacrosse League season. The Knighthawks announced today that they have re-signed forward Joe “Haodais” Maracle and agreed to terms with free agent defenseman John Rae.

from SpeedLacrosse.com
SPEED Lacrosse™ is getting new and varied players rapidly introduced to the sport. Seasoned athletes are using it to sharpen and get better. But God alive, it’s just crazy fun. And if I’m going to run hard, particularly at 44, give me a big, heaping load of fun!

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
SweetLax won the Boys 2019-2021 Gold division championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic presented by Subway. The Rochester-based SweetLax program – fielding a squad of players from all over the East Coast – cruised to a 5-0 record, which was capped by a 12-3 win over the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the finale.
Wednesday August 17, 2016 7:10PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse League announced New York Lizards attackman, Rob Pannell, as the 2016 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Cornell Athletics
The Cornell women's lacrosse team will welcome seven newcomers as part of the Class of 2020, head coach Jenny Graap announced on Wednesday.

Mary Kate Bonanni, Defense — Liverpool, N.Y. — Cicero-North Syracuse High School/Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club
Bonanni captained her team at Cicero-North Syracuse High School during her senior season. She was named first-team Central New York Counties League in 2016 and was an Under Armour Upstate New York Region Lacrosse honoree in 2013 and 2015.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will enter three youth lacrosse teams into the fourth annual Jr. NLL Tournament in Oakville, Ontario, which will take place from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th. Last year, the Knighthawks swept the tournament, winning the championship at the PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels.

from Siena Athletics
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Siena Men’s Lacrosse Program.

from Lake Placid Lacrosse
The CNY Lady Roadhawks won the Girls High School Silver division championship at the 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. The Syracuse-based squad, in its first year at the Summit Classic, rolled to a 5-0 record, capping the title run with a 9-8 victory over Mass Elite Red in the finale on Wednesday, August 3.

from SportsFive.net
Brighton rising senior Brett Randall, has committed, this summer, to Richmond University, and Sam Lambert, a rising junior from the Victor Blue Devils, announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Le Moyne College after his graduation in 2018.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Bartram Trail High School (FL) 2017 defenseman-LSM Ethan Hale has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Union College.

from Army Weat Point Athletics
Prior to playing at the national and professional levels, Gilroy enjoyed a standout playing career at the University of Florida, where she was a two-time finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the top player in the nation.

A three-time All-American at Florida, Gilroy helped lead the Gators to three conference titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Final Four in 2012. She was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2015, while earning All-Tournament Team honors each year, in the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and in the BIG EAST in 2015. Additionally, Gilroy was named ALC Midfielder of the Year in 2014 and was an Inside Lacrosse BIG EAST Player of the Week.

from the Rochesteer Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Owner, Governor and General Manager Curt Styres has announced that he has appointed Gewas Schindler as the Alternate Governor for the franchise.

“I couldn’t be more honored to be asked to be on the Board of Governors,” said Schindler. “It’s the next step in my life to be a part of something at such a high level and work for a world-class organization like the Knighthawks.”
Tuesday August 16, 2016 5:00PM
from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers defensemen Mike Manley (Penn Yan) and Joel White (Cortland) have been named the 2016 Warrior Defensive Players of the Year, as voted on by MLL coaches and general managers.

from Syracuse.com
Casey Rogers of Westhill is one of the top lacrosse players in Section III. He scored 47 goals as a junior and has already made a verbal commitment to play at Syracuse University, where his father, Lelan Rogers, is an assistant coach.

While Rogers' future is in lacrosse, he plans to use the start of his senior season playing football for the Warriors and hockey for the Syracuse Cougars.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Investigators have concluded that a 2015 airplane crash in the Adirondacks that killed four Rochester-area residents occurred after the pilot became incapacitated by heart problems.

from Lacrosse Magazine
SU's Asa Goldstock and Lila Nazarian among the Freshmen 15.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Faceoffs will not undergo another makeover, Denver men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney clarified in an IMLCA newsletter Tuesday.

Tierney, a member of the NCAA rules committee and chair of the IMLCA rules committee, issued the report in response to questions stemming from an NCAA.com release of recommended rules changes starting in 2016-17. The release stated that "game officials will center the ball 5 inches from the middle of the head of each faceoff player's stick," leading some to believe sticks would be placed five inches apart or five inches from the line.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League today announced the launch of NLL Productions, a video production studio that will create regular, ongoing digital content for use both at the league and team level. Alongside this launch, the League has appointed Mia Gordon, Lead Reporter, to manage the studio and further enhance the organization’s digital presence across platforms.

from US Lacrosse
Earlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program. We can tell you what he said, but his own words say it all:

from the Rochester Rattlers
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and Brine announced today tha t Rochester Rattlers goalkeeper John Galloway (West Genesee) has been named 2016 Brine Goalie of the Year, as voted by MLL coaches and general managers.

from the NCAA
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is recommending a tweak to the faceoff procedure for officials to follow starting with the 2017 season. The committee also recommended a proposal that corrects a loophole in the timeout rules. Under the proposal, calling a timeout will also satisfy the clearing rule.

from the NFHS
In an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have acquired transition man Andrew Suitor from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for defenseman Derek Searle, the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NLL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 Draft.

from The Lacrosse Network

from Powell Lacrosse
Frederic Larson is a member of the Swedish National Team and was cool enough to share these photos with us from a tour around London. So cool to see lacrosse on the move and going to new places.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Niskayuna High School 2017 midfielder Ryan Stewart has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Pace University.
Monday August 15, 2016 8:40AM
from Syracuse.com
Westhill CSD seeks the following coaches: girls JV lax and girls JV asst lax. Reqt's: NYSED fingerprint clearance, CPR cert, first aid cert, child abuse & violence prevention, concussion mgmt, and DASA training. Non-teachers also need NYS TEACH coaching license. (See link for contact and other details.)

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Last year your parents took time off from work, maybe brought your younger brother and/or sister along, and when you got to your college of choice there were gangs of perky helpers to guide you to your dorm (er, residence hall), maybe even helping you unload your family’s minivan. There were banners, cook-outs, and games.

This year, you’re on your own.

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