Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?
Honestly, I don’t really remember when I first started carrying around a stick. My mom grew up around the game and my dad played in high school, college, and still coaches. I have pictures of me in a diaper dragging around the lacrosse stick that my dad cut down for me to use with a full size head. I have memories from when I was 4 years old warming up the goalie of the high school team that my dad coached.
"We are fortunate to attract the best and brightest here at West Point and we could not be more excited to provide another avenue, through women's lacrosse, to fulfill our mission in developing leaders of character," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said. "We look to be successful on the lacrosse field, and in the development of women officers in the U.S. Army."
Last spring, Lamolinara was the starter and Wardwell relieved him in the second half for most of the year, neither able to take sole control of the starting job on a defense that lagged near the bottom of NCAA Division I, allowing 11.69 goals a contest before an unexpected home loss to Bryant ended their season in the NCAA's first round.
Now, the Orange are at a crossroads. Wardwell is in his final year of eligibility, but is joined in the hunt for the job by newcomer Warren Hill, who never lost a game in two outstanding seasons as NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year at Onondaga Community College and played well for the Iroquois Nationals at the FIL World Championship this summer.
AT&T U-verse spent the summer putting together a special project on the Iroquios Nationals, following the Thompsons from the Onondaga reservation through the FIL World Championships. They've unveiled Part I, showing the Thompsons in their backyard on the Onondaga reservation, and culminating with the opening ceremonies of the World Games. Check out Part I of the video here, and see listings for where you can catch the special documentary on TV. IL went behind the scenes with the Nationals in Denver with a series of in-depth written pieces. Check them out below:
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new members into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Craig Chamberlain, Donald A. Loughlin, David McNaney and Scott Schwind. The 21st Annual U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, November 7th at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.
Spend the summer on the sidelines at the East Coast’s more elite recruiting events and you’d be hard-pressed to find a rising sophomore prospect who plays with more grit and IQ than Matt Licciardi of the Tenacious Turtles and Cold Spring Harbor HS.
The shoulder is very unique in that it is the most mobile join in the human body is used in nearly every human sporting action. And due to its large range of motion (ROM), the shoulder can end up in some highly stressful, unstable, injury-prone positions.
With the supplemental draft eight weeks away we figured it would be good to remind potential lacrosse players that the registration page for the League Player Pool is still open and will close on Wednesday December 10 at 12:00 PM ET.
A major manufacturer of lacrosse equipment wanted to test the durability of its lacrosse sticks in game-like settings to ensure they could withstand the use, and abuse, without breaking and creating a danger on field. The firm wanted a machine that could automatically test equipment. It also needed to mimic human reactions when striking stationary objects. In other words, the driving force on the stick had to stop quickly when an immovable object was hit, just like a player would stop his swing if he slammed it into a goal post.
Jamesville-DeWitt school district residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $3.1 million athletic stadium improvement project by a margin of more than 2 to 1. The vote was 619 in favor and 254 against.
A weekly Throwback Thursday feature gets kicked off with a bang today, as a highly entertaining New York State title game in 2009 took place between the Manhasset Indians and Thompson-boosted Lafayette Lancers before being put online in its entirety. Though the 15-11 ‘Set win was all about Connor English’s nine goals, it was a national coming out party of sorts for then-underclassmen Miles & Lyle Thompson, overshadowing Hopkins signee and IL’s No. 1 recruit John Greeley. (1:40:14)
Before being hired as the head coach of the Bellarmine University lacrosse program, Kevin Burns (West Genesee) built stout defenses as an assistant at programs such as Massachusetts and Binghamton while gaining a particularly intimate knowledge and appreciation for the characteristics that make exceptional goalkeepers.
So when it came time to fill out his coaching staff leading into the upcoming season, Burns looked to two individuals who specialized in work around the net during their collegiate careers and who subsequently made their marks as coaches, hiring Kevin McKeown (SUNY Binghamton) as defensive coordinator and Jay Sothoron (HerkimerCC) as offensive coordinator for the Division I Knights.
3d Lacrosse, the nation’s fastest-growing player development, event and club operations Company, announced today that former Brine, Inc. CEO Sean Fox has joined the organization as Executive Vice President of Operations, reporting to 3d Lacrosse CEO Jamie Munro and President/COO Greg Waldbaum. Fox is charged with developing Best Practice operating procedures nationwide while also adding to new business initiatives for the Company.
The interviewer and the crowd seemed to be caught off guard when the tri-sport athlete announced that she wouldn’t mind trying her hand at lacrosse…to which we say YES, PLEASE!
Imagine what a female who has already made great waves in the sporting world by age 12 could do for the lacrosse community as a whole. The spotlight would make its way to women’s lacrosse carrying a great deal positive national press for the game!
While earning credits to complete his graduation requirements, the former Syracuse goalkeeper has returned this season as a special assistant to the men’s lacrosse team. After starting 33 games for the Orange from 2012–14, Lamolinara’s aspirations to have a coaching career are now underway as he mentors SU’s goalies in anticipation of the spring season.
“It is great to see progress every time I drive by the stadium project,” said Geneseo Director of Athletics and Recreation Mike Mooney. “I feel like there is something new to look at every day, which gets me more and more excited for the near future when our teams and student-athletes will officially be able to call the complex home.”
Syracuse head women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait '91 will host the "Night of Lacrosse Legends and Stars" on Tuesday, November 11 at The Savoy Tavern in Merrick, N.Y. The event runs from 7 – 10 p.m. with a VIP hour starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can take part in an auction for one-of-a-kind items and meet and greet former Syracuse distinguished alums, including Michelle Tumolo '13, Katie Rowan '09 G'10, Paul Gait '91, Casey Powell '07 and Joel White '12.
The Hartwick College Women's Lacrosse team will be conducting a non-perishable food item and canned good collection on Friday October 31st during the Halloween trick or treating hours in the City of Oneonta.
Rorke Denver, an All-American defenseman, played on two Syracuse NCAA title teams before joining the SEALs in 1998. After several combat tours, he was assigned as a senior training officer at BUD/S in the late 2000s when the Navy began looking at candidates' athletic backgrounds.
Cascade (Liverpool) sent over a great look at custom helmets for a pair of Terps.
Joe Walters (Irondequoit) and Mike Chanenchuk each wore custom lids for Maryland's alumni game this past weekend. The details are striking: Chanenchuk's has a terrapin diamond back overlay on the Maryland flag pattern, while Walters' sports an elephant print overlay on the Maryland flag. Both players wore No. 1 for the Terps, so, Walters' helmet has his "JW1" logo while Chanenchuk's displayed a more throwback classic "1" look.
The three-time defending National Lacrosse League Champions will hold their first practice from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. The Knighthawks will hit the turf again on Sunday, November 23rd with an 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. practice at the 435 West Commercial St. facility. The sessions are free and open to the public.
The possibility of construction for a $3.1 million capital project and update to the main athletics stadium, which includes installation of a multi-use turf field, at Jamesville-DeWitt high school is approaching with a Tuesday, Oct. 28 vote. The vote goes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place in the main high school gym foyer.
Long-Stick midfielder, Frankie Imburgia has recently made a commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Hobart College after his graduation from Pittsford in 2017. The current sophomore is planning to play his first year for the Varsity this spring, and was an integral part of the Junior Varsity football team this fall where he played RB/DB.
F-M hosted a fall tournament two weeks ago. This Saturday it’ll be the Tully Cornfield Classic, and after that there are tournaments at TSE in Rochester, the Ithaca Turkeyshoot, the Capital Clash in Albany, and probably a few other local options.
It was the first year of the event locally for women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kelly Fucillo (West Genesee/Le Moyne), who said she would be joining approximately 15-20 members of the team in the annual event. “I’ve done it in different places. It should be fun,” she said.
Three of the greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history and a position-defining long-stick midfielder were formally inducted as the newest male members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.
The class of Erin Brown Millon, Michele Uhlfelder, Carole Wakefield and Margery Watson represents nearly 60 years of women's lacrosse history, highlighted by outstanding collegiate playing careers, coaching careers, sportswriting, service, and international success.
In his first year on the Varsity squad, Austin added 9g-3a, scoring points in nine games for the Spartans. He added forty-one ground balls and recorded five takes in 2014 and earned an Honorable Mention on the MC-d3 list.
Last weekend’s Seatown Classic in Seattle, pitting Team USA against Notre Dame, gave the west coast its first glimpse of the new 2015 NCAA rules, at least as they have been proposed so far.
Veteran officials Steve Miller and Spike Decker flew out from Upstate New York to officiate the game and provide training to local referees concerning the new rules.
n less than an hour and a half, the group that included golf, tennis, lacrosse and football players packed 706 food bags, containing items such as peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, peaches, oatmeal, pudding and soup. Others set up the bags, hauled food to the assembly line, counted bags and boxed them up to ship to schools in Tompkins County.
The Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Lacrosse Consortium will be hosting the 2nd Annual HBCU Lacrosse All Star Game at Howard University's Greene Stadium on the weekend of November 8th and 9th. The HBCU Lacrosse Consortium (representatives from Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University and University of Maryland – Eastern Shore) will join forces again to "Grow the Game" by showcasing HBCU Lacrosse men and women athletes at both the college and high school levels.
There are lots of ways to become a better lacrosse player. The core of the fundamental game starts at the wall or the rebounder with hour after hour of work. Ask any player from Rabil to Rubeor and they’ll tell you that wall ball is the mortar in a solid skills foundation. But being an exceptional athlete isn’t just about having a killer shot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
SweetLax 2018 Update: LSM CJ Battaglia From Webster Thomas has committed to Penn State. CJ is our 4th 2018 commit.
Highland (NY) 2016 MF/ATT @CSchlappich15 of Team Superstar commits to @Marist_MensLax