Tournament location: Batavia Sports Park, 8069 Bank Street Road Batavia, NY 14020
Four 40 minute games guaranteed (2-20 minute halves)
Tentative play time - 8:00am-4:00pm
CLUB & TOWN TEAMS Levels: 7/8, JV and Varsity
Registration link here
2018 Up Top Girls Tournament
November 3 & 4 / Corcoran High School, Syracuse, NY
Tournament location: Corcoran High School Up Top Fields
Tournament is for Modified, JV and Varsity Girls teams.
Tournament website here
Ithaca will host the 27th annual Turkeyshoot Lacrosse Tournament this November 10th & 11th. Games will once again be played on fields adjacent to beautiful Cayuga Lake (Cass Park, 701 Taughannock Blvd,) and Ithaca High, (400 Lake St, Ithaca, NY 14850).
Nov 10th- 1/2 gr, 3/4 gr, 5/6gr, 7/8gr - Nov 11th - JV and Varsity
2018 Falling Leaves Tournament
November 10 & 11 / Ballston Spa NY
Ballston Spa High School/Ballston Spa, New York
Varsity & JV (Saturday 11/10/2018 -- 8 V 8 Format on 80 x 40 fields (3 games for each team)
7/8, 5/6, 3/4 (Sunday 11/11 /2018) -- 8 V 8 Format on 80 X 40 Fields (3 games for each team)
481 Sports Center
The tournament will guarantee each team a minimum of four games with 3/4, 5/6, Modified, JV, and Two Varsity Divisions. Registration deadline is Friday, December 14th.
Classic information and registration site
Girls & Adults play on Saturday, February 23rd - Girls 1/2 • Girls 3/4 • Girls 5/6 • Girls 7/8 • JV Girls • HS Girls
Boys play on Sunday, February 24th - Boys 1/2• Boys 3/4 • Boys 5/6 • Boys 7/8 • JV Boys • HS Boys
The 25th Annual Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford. The early bird cost is $40 if you reserve your tickets before Friday, Oct. 26. Kids 5 and under are free. The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The induction ceremony will take place after dinner at 8:00 p.m. The registration form is located online at bit.ly/USLacrosseHOFdinner.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Skidmore College men's lacrosse head coach Joseph Martin has named his captains for the 2019 season on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The first-year head coach selected seniors Eric Megnia, Colby Farnham, and Logan Hart, and junior Colin McClure to lead the Thoroughbreds on and off the field.
I’ve been watching this one guy play for several years now, and I’ve become a big fan. I’ve seen him play all over Central New York – in Oswego, Baldwinsville, Skaneateles, Cazenovia, as well as less-likely places like Nelson and Pulaski.
Here’s the twist: he’s not a lacrosse player – well, not any more, at least.
“It was probably one of the top experiences in my life,” Daschke said. “You get to go to a place like that, the Onondaga Nation up in New York. It’s the birthplace of lacrosse. It’s the mecca of lacrosse.
Sheryl Swoopes. Billie Jean King. Megan Rapinoe. Elena Delle Donne. Abby Wambach. Martina Navratilova. Liz Hogan.
Your first thought may be, “Are you serious, Liz? Grouping yourself with those elite athletes?” To be honest, you’d probably be right—if that was how the group was categorized. But skill level doesn’t define this group. It’s also not the sport we play, the color of our skin, or our nationality. No, what defines us is that we are all athletes. Gay athletes.
ITHACA, N.Y. — It was an unseasonably warm October afternoon on the campus of Cornell University on Saturday. Maryland made the trip north to play the Big Red in a fallball scrimmage in front of a good crowd of fans at Schoellkopf Field. The teams played with an energy that felt like there was more on the line than just bragging rights from a game played in the fall. Some of the NCAA’s best players were on the field, including two players who are in the early conversation for the Tewaaraton in Maryland’s Jared Bernhardt and Cornell’s Jeff Teat.
The Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse program is once again at the top of the mountain, and Saturday's event proved it. The Lazers received their 2018 National Championship rings during alumni weekend, as players and coaches gathered on Chuck R. Wilbur Field for the event.
Saturday saw four teams meet at UAlbany for fall ball scrimmages, with Army and Vermont joining UAlbany and Johns Hopkins. In past falls, UAlbany had traveled to Baltimore to take part in scrimmages, but Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala — a former college teammate of Scott Marr at Johns Hopkins — came up with the idea for UAlbany to host this year’s event so Kyle Marr could get a chance to play at his father’s school.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the University at Albany was the site of HEADstrong’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic. In addition to host Albany, the event included Johns Hopkins, Army West Point, and Vermont. Play began during a cool fall rain on the grass fields at UAlbany, which previously served as the training camp location of the New York Giants.
The Bandits will kick off their season with White Out Night presented by Louie’s Texas Red Hots for the home opener on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. against the Toronto Rock, where the team will debut their new white throwback jerseys and there will be a magnet schedule giveaway for fans.
In 2017, US Lacrosse records indicated there were approximately 17,000 men’s and women’s lacrosse officials around the country — a record number to serve the growing needs of the sport.
In 2018, we saw a drop of more than 1,000 officials from the ranks.
Where did they go?
The Haudenosaunee Nationals have pegged NJCAA National Champion Monroe Community College Ronald (Ronnie) Davis to lead the U19 team to victory in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. Davis came highly recommended across Haudenosaunee Territory, recruiting and training some of the Haudenosaunee team’s top talent in players like 2X All-American Attacker Dana Isaacs and 2015 U19 Haudenosaunee Nationals defender Tsiotenhariio Herne.
The ability to navigate through change is a characteristic shared by many successful organizations. Part of the appeal of sport is seeing how your team prepares for and responds to change. In pro sports, this includes free-agency and drafts; while in college sports, the focus is on recruitment, and player development. Following the program’s first Final Four appearance, the UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Team is in the midst of change. Among the changes for the Great Danes to navigate:
We are baa-acck! With another juicy episode of Outside the Eight. This is Part 1 of a two episodes with the amazing, fearless, dare I say tenacious Trenna Hill. Prepare to get schooled on a few things including what it means to grow up playing lacrosse as a Native American girl, a breakdown of the Creator's Game, persevering through a lot of tough stuff, and creating avenues for future generations of female lacrosse players.
Hey Hey! Here it is, the second half of the conversation with the amazing, fearless, dare I say tenacious Trenna Hill. On this Part Deux of the episode we dive into Trenna's time playing at Syracuse, Native American culture, how women's lacrosse fits into all of that, and finally Trenna's film debut!
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego State men's lacrosse team wraps up its fall season with a home scrimmage against Cazenovia College and SUNY Poly at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Laker Turf Stadium. Saturday's contests are more than a final test of the semester, however, as it is also a fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Institute, located in Rochester, N.Y.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse program will be hosting the HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Albany Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the grass fields adjacent to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
In addition to the Great Danes, the four-team tournament includes Johns Hopkins, Vermont and Army. UAlbany will face Johns Hopkins at 11 a.m. and Army at 1 p.m. In other games, Army faces Vermont at 11 a.m., and John Hopkins faces Vermont at 1 p.m.
Yorktown and Syracuse alum and Hall of Famer Tim Nelson is one of the most prolific passers in the history of lacrosse. I call him the Magic Johnson of lacrosse because of his ability to see teammates open seemingly out of the back of his head and distribute spectacular basketball like look away passes.
Members of Hamilton’s men’s lacrosse team recently volunteered in Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program at Clinton High School. Clinton United Methodist Church joined with the national Rise Against Hunger organization to package over 40,000 meals.
During the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League season, the Rochester Knighthawks will celebrate their historic 25th season. To kick off the team’s silver season, the Knighthawks, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, Inc., announced the start of fan voting for the franchise’s All-Time Team.
It can seem like a tall task, taking over a program that has been helmed by someone for a significant period of time, but UAlbany’s new Head Coach Katie Rowan feels like her career path has prepared her well to direct the Great Danes.
Tim Martin, the coach from the Oneida Lake Pirates contacted me to make a large team order of wooden lacrosse sticks for the team. The Pirates are a youth lacrosse team based out of Syracuse, New York. Helping out young lacrosse teams is very important to me. These kids live for the game, and to help them learn the traditional aspects of the sport is a bonus.
In 2018, Pickeral made 202 saves and recorded a save percentage of .628 in helping to lead the Lions to an undefeated season in the Frontier League at 7-0 as well as to the Section 3 lacrosse final in Class D.
Hailey Wagner’s mentality has always been “just a little bit different.”
Marist women’s lacrosse coach Jessica Wilkinson took notice immediately. As a freshman, Wagner just carried herself in a unique way. She worked a little harder, lifted a little harder and studied a little harder.
I have been fortunate to be a head coach since 2012 and have loved every class I have come to lead. However, I am astounded that in just 8 seasons, the incoming freshman that I welcome into my program in the class of 2018 have experienced such a starkly different existence than my class of 2012, and furthermore, have no understanding of the disconnected existence I experienced in my four years of high school.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Nick Damude (day-mewd) to a two-year deal. The Pelham, Ontario, native was one of the most coveted goalies in the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Fans will have an opportunity to get their first look at the 2019 Big Red men's lacrosse team this weekend when the squad plays host to Maryland and Nazareth College. Both games will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon and 3 p.m., respectively at Schoellkopf Field.
PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2018 – Along with the recent relocation of NLL Productions from Oakville, Ontario to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the National Lacrosse League announced today the addition of three new members of the team to complement the upgraded, new space. The NLL Productions studio is now on-site at the NLL League office in downtown Philadelphia, allowing the staff to provide more behind-the-scenes content to fans from the league office and teams. Joining the NLL Productions staff are Renee Washington, Devan Kaney, and Richard Owens.
Yeah, inspired by the Kurt Russell and Robin Williams movie The Best of Times, I took charge and planned, publicized, organized, and promoted this past weekend’s 40-year Reunion. Cross that one off the “to-do” list.
The first two picks of the National Lacrosse League’s newest team, the San Diego Seals, paid a visit to the KUSI studios on Monday. And as Austin Staats and Connor Fields quickly found out, they would be talking about a lot more than indoor lacrosse! (Video 5:20)
Few coaches have the legacy and success of Dave Urick. Now, he has a stadium to his name.
Hobart renamed the stadium at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation in Urick’s honor. Now, the Statesmen play on Boswell Field at David J. Urick Stadium. (Video 2:20)
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College Vice President of Athletics Pat Thompson is pleased to welcome Brendan Gorman as the next head coach of the Soaring Eagle men's lacrosse program. Gorman becomes the fifth head coach in program history and will take the reins from Elmira's longest-tenured coach, Preston Chapman, who stepped down to assume a new role as EC's Director of Athletic Events and Operations and Manager of the Murray Athletic Center.
The Buffalo Bandits have acquired a first-round pick in the 2021 National Lacrosse League draft from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for goaltender Alex Buque, the team announced. The move is pending league approval.
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team welcomed back over 50 of its alumni and played an intra-squad scrimmage in Saturday's Orange Alumni Classic.
Scrimmage Photos |
Between a pair of goals each from Sergio Salcido and Mike Iocono, the White Legends took down the Blue Legends in the Alumni Game. During the intra-squad a balanced effort gave both squads some up-tempo play and an even contest. Eighteen different players scored a combined 22 goals in the intra-squad game.
When Navy went on a five-goal run in the third quarter to cut the lead to just one for the U.S. under-19 women’s national team, a quick transition play led to a momentum-shifting goal from Team USA midfielder Elle Hansen, who is currently a freshman at Northwestern.
We got our first look at the 2019 UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse team today, as they scrimmaged former Danes in the program’s annual Alumni Game. The current Danes came out on top over a star studded alumni team, which included current/past MLL players Adam Osika, Justin Reh, John Maloney, Tim Cox, and Kyle McClancy, as well as other recent Albany stars JD Colarusso, Bennett Drake, Eli Lasda, Derrick Eccles, and more.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Griffin Cook likes to joke that his decision to play lacrosse at Syracuse University was made almost at birth.
He's stretching the truth, but not by much. And Saturday, he began to show what a natural fit he could be with the Orange.
John Danowski admitted the feeling was strange — stepping onto Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Less than three months removed from the gold medal match, where the U.S. won shocked Canada on a last-second goal from Tom Schreiber, he was back with the national team for a competitive game.
ALBANY — University at Albany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr confirmed Friday that sophomore Tehoka Nanticoke is not participating in the program’s fall ball events.
“He’s not with us,” Marr said. “He’s back at home, and he’s not going to be with us for the fall.”
Anyone concerned about a championship hangover should know that as a team, these Bulldogs have scored even better than last year’s group. The incoming freshman class, ranked No. 2 by Inside Lacrosse, has better metrics than the senior class that first operated under this system in 2014.
John Danowski, head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. national team, will reunite with assistant coaches Joe Amplo, Tony Resch and Seth Tierney — as well as seven of the 23 players who carried Team USA to the world championship in Israel — this weekend for the Team USA Fall Classic at Tierney Field in Sparks, Md.
The Utica College men's lacrosse program celebrated its 20th annual alumni game and reception as part of the College's Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 28th.
Following a spirited alumni game on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium, the Pioneers gathered to present the program's annual individual awards. A highlight of the ceremony included the announcement of the Ben Winkler '12 Memorial "44" Award, which will be presented to a senior lacrosse player that best exemplified what Ben stood for: hard work, dedication, and being the ultimate teammate.
A strong schedule, the Raiders are to face four different teams that appeared in the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Wagner (March 2), Mercer (March 12), Navy (March 16), and Loyola Maryland (April 20). A new opponent, it also marks the first time the Raiders will play Mercer in program history.
It was at Siena, that Liam Gleason realized he was drawn to coaching.
Fresh off his playing career at Albany, he ended up working a Siena camp with then-head coach Brian Brecht. Next thing, he was on Brecht's staff from 2008-10, coaching the Saints' defense while figuring out exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
Syracuse, N.Y. --If the name Mike Powell merely stokes memories of one the greatest lacrosse players in Syracuse University history, boy do we have something to tell you.
Mike joins Brent Axe on Episode 44 of the Syracuse Sports Podcast to talk a little lacrosse, but mostly for a deep dive on his new album 'Shelter Without Walls,' out everywhere on October 5.
The Knighthawks are happy to announce Rochester's first ever real box lacrosse league happening this Fall/Winter. This hybrid training/league will teach your son the fundamentals of box lacrosse and give him live game experience.
This 8 week program will include 2 weeks of box training practices, and 6 weeks of games, with playoffs in the final two weeks. After the two training sessions, players will be broken up in to four teams. Each game will begin with some box training skills prior to the start of the game. Games will be reffed by certified USBOXLA referees. Teams will be coached by experienced box lacrosse coaches in the Rochester area as well as a current Rochester Knighthawks player Brad Gillies.
The Rochester Knighthawks have re-signed assistant coach Marshall Abrams to a two-year deal. The former Knighthawks standout joined the staff last season and helped Rochester advance to the National Lacrosse League Finals.
Players from seven decades of Syracuse lacrosse, including members of 11 NCAA Championship rosters and players who combined for 27 All-America honors will suit up in Saturday's Orange Alumni Classic Legends' Game.
Ready to catch the Orange in the Dome on Saturday at the Orange Alumni Classic? Hear from Coach Desko on how the fall has gone thus far. pic.twitter.com/ddljA2HsLD
The vote marks the return of a sport FLCC previously offered from 1998 through 2008, though it was discontinued due to limited availability of coaches and lack of interest among athletes.
“In recent years, girls’ lacrosse at the high school level has surged in popularity. Today, there are more students interested in playing and a larger pool of good coaches,” said Bob Lowden, FLCC athletic director
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced that U.S. men’s indoor team coach Regy Thorpe will speak to high school and youth boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.
Thorpe, also the associate head women’s lacrosse coach at Syracuse under Gary Gait, will lead the U.S. in the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Wednesday he named 32 players to the U.S. training team on the heels of the program’s Sept. 27-29 participation in the Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational.
For many lacrosse enthusiasts the name Thompson resonates much like the name Manning does in the National Football League. Despite the fame and name recognition that comes with being part of the first family of lacrosse, both Jeremy and Jerome take each day in stride. They grew up in longhouses and like most Native American children were provided a lacrosse stick while still in their crib due to the significance of the sport in their culture. This instrument of play would be something both would cherish and would provide them endless opportunities and responsibilities.
Following this past weekend’s Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational, U.S. indoor team head coach Regy Thorpe has announced that 32 players have advanced to the U.S. training team in preparation for the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
HOUGHTON, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League will be holding an open team practice followed by a clinic at the Houghton College Kerr-Pegula Field House on Saturday, November 10.
There is no cost to attend the practice, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m.,
The clinic will be held immediately following the practice and run until 1 p.m.
Niagara University women's lacrosse assistant coach Alice Mercer, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team since 2015, is rejoining the national team to take part in the 2018 Team USA Fall Classic. The event will be held at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 6.
SPARKS, Md. — U.S. indoor team head coach Regy Thorpe has announced that Cornell alumni Connor Buczek '15, Rob Pannell '13 and Jake Pulver '18 have been named to the US Indoor Training Team in advance of the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The Big Red trio are among 32 players selected following this past weekend's Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational.
Katie Rowan grew up just a few miles from the University of Albany in nearby Delmar and graduated from Bethlehem High School (N.Y.) in 2005. The Albany area is — and always has been — home for the former Syracuse star.
After spending three years as head coach of the Wagner women’s lacrosse team, Rowan was named the head coach of the Great Danes in June. There won’t be a parade with a marching band, but this is definitely a homecoming.
Thompson Brothers Lacrosse won their third LASNAI title, defeating USA Blue by a score of 11-6. Lyle Thompson was transcendent as always, and was selected as the tournament MVP. Having seen Lyle Thompson play throughout his college days and at the 2018 FIL World Championships in Israel, it seems like he just gets better with age. He is just as incredible at box lacrosse as he is on the field, maybe even more so.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell University men's lacrosse program concluded a fantastic alumni weekend with its annual awards banquet, held Sunday morning at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus. Friends and family gathered to meet the 2019 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2018.
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You know the song.
But if you’ve ever paid attention to Harry Chapin’s lyrics, you know that it’s not a simple lullaby; it’s a song of heartache and regret. Ironically, the son turns into the same man as his father, who was always too busy to spend some quality time with his son…
Well, déjà vu all over again.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Tucker Dordevic will miss all of his team's fall competition with an injury.
Orange coach John Desko, in his first media availability of the fall on Tuesday, said Dordevic will be ready to go by the start of spring practice. He would not specify what the injury is or when it was incurred.
Saturday’s Team USA Fall Classic doubleheader between the U.S. men’s and women’s teams against Yale and James Madison, respectively, will be streamed live and free of charge on several US Lacrosse social media channels (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) and on Lax Sports Network.
There is a lot of talk these days about whether the introduction of a shot clock this fall will result in a proliferation of zone defense. Especially since the 2011 season, when we switched to a zone defense about two-thirds into the regular season and went on to win the national championship, I was constantly asked to talk and give clinics about zone defense.
The remainder of the 24-man U.S. team is made up primarily of players that competed on the training team leading up to the world championship and include some major stars, including 2014 U.S. team member Matt Abbott, 2018 MLL Defensive Player of the Year Matt Dunn and past Tewaaraton finalists Myles Jones, Matt Kavanagh, Connor Kelly, Will Manny and JoJo Marasco.
A midfielder during his collegiate career, Bomberry led the Orange during his senior season in goals. As its team captain, Bomberry finished with 36 points (28G, 8A), 17 ground balls, and four caused turnovers. The Osweken, Ontario native played for Team Iroquois in the 2018 FIL World Championship in Israel, earning the bronze medal with teammates, the Thompson Brothers and Randy Staats, familiar faces to Bomberry throughout his lacrosse career.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Chase Martin to a one-year deal. The goaltending prospect brings a winning pedigree to the Knighthawks after backstopping his teams to a trio of championships.
The U.S. indoor national team took a trip to Syracuse, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in the Lax All Stars North American Invitational as part of the tryout process for the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. The roster was split into two squads: USA Blue and USA White. Competing against some of the best indoor players in the world, the U.S. indoor team took home second (USA Blue) and third (USA White). Photos by Greg Wall.
The Thompson Brothers are quietly growing the game of lacrosse across American, and the world, for that matter. However, when they have some down time, they like to spend it playing the game they love.
For the sixth straight year, Le Moyne College hosted four men's lacrosse programs, including itself, to play in the Room2Smile Fall Classic. In the early games, Onondaga Community College took on SUNY Cortland, while Le Moyne met the Red Dragons next.
Four of the top teams from Upstate New York kicked off their fall events this past Sunday at Le Moyne College in the sixth annual Room 2 Smile Fall Classic Lacrosse Tournament. The teams in action were DII powerhouse and host Le Moyne, DIII contenders Cortland and RIT, and JUCO juggernaut OCC.
BOSTON, MA – October 1, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced its 2019 schedule start date with a further focus on its players. In an effort to better accommodate its rookies, and those MLL players who are currently NCAA coaches, the 2019 schedule will shift to a post Memorial Day start, beginning on Friday, May 31, 2019.