Hobart College lacrosse All-American Frank Brown (Silver Creek) was drafted by the Georgia Swarm during the National Lacrosse League Draft last night. The 2017 NEC Player of the Year was the 24th overall pick.
Brown was the first pick of the third round. Over the summer, he was also drafted by the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse.
On Tuesday, US Lacrosse reported that Brown’s women’s lacrosse team will be the first Division I squad to all wear full headgear in the fall season. The move is significant in the sport that has debated for years whether or not helmets are necessary in the women’s game.
“The coaches and staff sat down and looked at the pool of players, and there are a few guys banged up who can’t play, but this is just one of many opportunities we’ll have to evaluate what we have,” said U.S. head coach Regy Thorpe. “We’ve got a good mix of veterans and younger players.”
SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse has announced that four players with UAlbany ties have been named to the US indoor roster for the Heritage Cup on October 21st. UAlbany senior Connor Fields and alumni Brett Queener ’08, Blaze Riorden ’16 and Joe Resetarits ’12 have been named to the U.S. roster for this contest.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), welcomed the newest crop of rookies at the 2017-18 NLL Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 18 ahead of the league’s 32nd year with the 2018 regular season set to begin on December 8, 2017. Use #NLL to check out all the action on social media, plus all 59 selections below. Relive the event on demand on the NLLTV.com.
(September 18, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks looked to Columbus, Ohio to reload their roster by taking three former Ohio State University Buckeyes in the first round of the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
TORONTO, Ontario – Two UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni, Bennett Drake and Adam Osika, were each picked by the Georgia Swarm, the reigning league champion, in the 2017 National Lacrosse League (NLL) First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is poised to welcome nine new inductees at its annual celebration this Saturday, September 23. The newest members will be officially inducted with a ceremony at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
The 2017 inductees are: Doug Knight, Leslie Blankin Lane, Jim McDonald, Laurette Payette, Casey Powell, Jill Johnson Redfern, Brooks Sweet, Robyn Nye Wood, and Don Zimmerman.
At LaxAllStars, we’re pleased to be partners with Summit Lacrosse Ventures, operators of the prestigious Northstar Invitational. Learn more about the event and what Summit is doing to provide a premier girls lacrosse experience below!
Just over two years ago (June 29, 2015), I wrote an RTD article entitled “Rocky, the-dog-that-had-nothing-to-do-with-lacrosse,” a fond farewell to our loveable 12-year old Shepherd mix.
Unfortunately, we lost another one of our amazing dogs this past month – Brian’s one-of-a-kind dog, Reptar.
The Canisius women's lacrosse program announced its 2017 fall schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by a home tournament, as well as four road tournaments. The Golden Griffins will travel to Cornell, Syracuse, Niagara and Loyola and will host the Purple Eagles and Mercyhurst.
The Men's Lacrosse program is having its annual Alumni Game, promptly starting at 4 p.m. at Red Dragon Field. The game will be followed by a tailgate at approximately 5:30 p.m. next to the field (rain location - Alumni Field House).
(September 15, 2017)… In just three days, the Rochester Knighthawks will reload their roster by selecting four of the first 14 players in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Fans can tune into NLLTV to watch the newest members of the Knighthawks take center stage at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, Sept. 18. Draft coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Pre-Draft Show.
ILWomen is pleased to announce its Young Gun Senior Rankings from the 2017 Recruiting Issue, which is available now. North Carolina bound Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air, Md.) headlines the crop of 2018 talent.
On Thursday, Tom Abbott, national coordinator of officiating, and Willie Scroggs, secretary-rules editor of the committee, issued a memo to college coaches offering two options for shot clock operators.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2017 NLL Draft will take place on Monday, Sept. 18 at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. Watch live on NLLTV.com starting with the pre-draft show at 6:30 p.m. ET as the league welcomes its newest crop of rookies ahead of the 2018 season.
PENNINGTON, N.J.—Skidmore College Athletics Director Gail Cummings-Danson will be one of 80 women's lacrosse players and coaches celebrated Sept. 30 at the Women's Professional Lacrosse League Legends' Celebration and Legends' Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
Just weeks ago Brian Karalunas (Jamesville-DeWitt) helped the Ohio Machine win their first Steinfeld Cup. A 2011 graduate of Villanova, he is now in his final year of law school at Stanford where he also serves as the men’s lacrosse head coach.
Don’t try to sell the idea that city kids don't play lacrosse in New York City, West Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland or dozens of other urban centers from coast to coast that are now embracing the game.
Following another successful installment of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, event co-founder and now Principal & Strategic Advisor, George Leveille recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital District Lax on a variety of lacrosse related topics.
ELLICOTTVILLE — One of the fastest growing sports in the country will be featured at the first Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival set to take place Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Opening ceremonies will be held Friday night and the games will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(September 15, 2017)… Marty Hill waited seven years to make his National Lacrosse League debut. That day finally came on April 22, when he played for the Rochester Knighthawks. It was an emotional evening for the 27-year-old transition man, who was playing in front of his family and friends.
Host Fred Opie speaks with Brighton, New York native Danielle Spencer. She played collegiate lacrosse at Northwestern University where she earned All-American honors and three national championships in 2007, 2008, in 2009. She is the head women’s lacrosse coach at Dartmouth College. She unpacks the strategy that her staff uses to find talented players, why she thinks camps and clinics are a better return on investment [f]or parents than club teams and tournaments and talks about the transition from player, to assist coach, to head coach, her definition of a great player, and a great coach, and some of the coaches she admires both in and outside of lacrosse.
The final event of the Deyhontsigwa’ehs-The Creator’s Game, Lacrosse Weekend, hashtag #laxweekend17, will be a three way scrimmage between the Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse Team, The Iroquois Nationals, and Team israel Lacrosse. These scrimmages are sure to delight fans.
SPARKS, Md. — Women’s game rules representatives from the NCAA, NFHS and US Lacrosse have collaborated with industry representatives to simplify the stick stringing specifications for women’s collegiate, high school and girls’ youth play for the 2018 season.
The Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Underclass Tournament will remain at Towson University and
contested simultaneously with the All-America senior games. The Underclass competition, open to studentathletes
from the graduating classes of 2019-2022, features boys’ and girls’ teams from 12 different areas of the
nation with the addition of the CONNY region in 2018. The Underclass Tournament will run from Thursday, June
28th to Sunday, July 1st.
'This class as a whole has been committed for a while," Young said. "We have been anxiously awaiting their arrival in Hamilton. They are very diverse in terms of their positions as well as very talented and we are excited for them to hit the ground running."
"I was speechless when I first saw (Inside Lacrosse)," Nanticoke said. "My mom and my brother were the first two people I sent it to before it was even out. They just continued to tell me how proud they are of me doing that. Just thinking about it makes me want to tear up again."
MASSENA -- The Akwesasne Thunder lacrosse team is hosting the 2017 Nations Cup tournament, which kicks off Sept. 14 and will conclude Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. at the Massena Recreation Commission arena, 180 Harte Haven Plaza.
Players in the following graduating classes: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
We want players that are fully committed to becoming better lacrosse players. We intend to have a select varsity level squad for committed players that want to play in college. At the younger levels, we want players that have a strong passion to excel at the highest levels.
(September 13, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed veteran defenseman Billy Dee Smith to a one-year deal. By agreeing to terms with the Knighthawks, the longtime Buffalo Bandit will now travel down I-90 to join his new team.
Late last week we dropped the list of the 21 teams coming to play in the 2017 LASNAI, this past weekend we announced the pool groups, and now we have the 2017 LASNAI Schedule out and ready for consumption! It’s been a big week of news for the LASNAI, and it’s not even close to ending.
The 2018 season is months away, but it’s not too early to start looking at some of the players expected to make an impact on the upcoming season. I have compiled a list of some of the players to watch for the upcoming season and breaking it down to the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Marist men's lacrosse freshman Andrew Evans was named one of the top faceoff men in the nation by Inside Lacrosse Magazine, it was announced Sept. 13. In the publication's Recruiting Issue Evans was ranked no. 11 out of the top 15 at his position.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara Purple Eagles women's lacrosse team announced its 2017 fall schedule on Wednesday, with four away dates scheduled against a rigorous set of playday hosts in Canisius, Syracuse, Ohio State and Penn State. The Purple Eagles will also host their annual alumni game on October 14, followed by a home playday event on October 15.
The American Jewish Historical Society has opened an interactive exhibit in New York City entitled "1917: How One Year Changed the World.''
Part of the showcase includes artifacts from the life of war hero William Shemin, who played lacrosse and football at Syracuse.
(September 12, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed goalie Chase Martin to a one-year deal. Martin comes to the Knighthawks after helping the Senior “B” Six Nations Rivermen reach the President’s Cup Finals.
The silky smooth movement, ambidextrous creativity, and the scoring and passing touch. Simmons, himself a Hall of Famer, saw the same things a less-heralded coach, the late Mike Green, did when a 10-year-old Powell and his younger brother, Ryan, then 8, showed up for their first organized lacrosse league on the indoor cement at Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown, N.Y.
“They’re both going to be All-Americans,” Green told the boys’ parents, Larry and Sue. (He might have said the same about youngest brother, Mikey, had he been there too.)
Head coach John Desko and the Syracuse men's lacrosse team welcome 19 newcomers – 18 freshmen and one transfer – to the Orange this season. The recruiting class of 2017 feature seven players ranked in Inside Lacrosse's top-100 and eight players ranked in the top-31 at their respective position by the publication.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse coach Rick Berkman has announced that Lindsey Pound (IHC) '16 and will join his coaching staff for the upcoming 2018 season. Pound, a Henderson N.Y. native and Immaculate Heart grad, played two seasons at Monroe Community College before he joined the Bears. With the Tribunes he competed in 27 games, recording 31 points and 123 groundballs as well as being named co-defensive MVP and all-region. Pound spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons in Potsdam, totaling 11 points and 144 groundballs. After earning second team All-SUNYAC honors in 2015, he was a Face-off Year Book Preseason Honorable Mention All-America, first team all-conference and team Defensive MVP in 2016.
Jamie Ortega (North Carolina) is the nation's No. 2 freshman, and is joined by No. 3 recruit Allison Mastroianni in Chapel Hill this fall. No. 4 Kyla Sears (Princeton) headlines a talented Tiger recruiting class, and Shelby Harrison (Johns Hopkins) rounds out the top five.
BOSTON (September 12, 2017) – The Atlanta Blaze on Tuesday made the first acquisition of the 2017-18 offseason by agreeing to a contract with former Lizards attackman Tommy Palasek, who recently filed for Player Movement.
HAMILTON – The Colgate women's lacrosse team held it's annual awards banquet to highlight the accomplishments of the 2017 season, honor the senior class and hand out team awards for the season on Sunday, Sept. 10. Isabel Kreitler (Fairfield, Connecticut) and Sarah Bowles (CNS) were honored as they received their senior jersey after wrapping up illustrious careers and will go down in the Colgate record book with their accomplishment.
The National Lacrosse League is getting another deep-pocketed owner.
Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay about $5 million for a new franchise in Philadelphia, according to people familiar with the matter, less than a month after Alibaba billionaire Joe Tsai paid about the same for an expansion team in San Diego.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced the schedule for the 2017 Team USA Fall Classic, which takes place on the weekend of October 7-8 on William G. Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters. Tickets are available for $10 each day with proceeds benefiting the U.S. National Teams Program.
Harlem Lacrosse will honor Jim Brown at its annual benefit with the inaugural Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes his commitment to serving young people and encouraging generations of student-athletes to use education and athletics as vehicles for equality, justice and opportunity.
On Saturday October 7, 2017, former Shaker High School Boys’ Lacrosse Head Coach Tad Knight will be inducted into the Shaker High School Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Knight had a career record of 132-31 over nine seasons, won nine league titles, appeared in eight sectional finals and won six NYSPHSAA Section 2 titles.
Note: The following piece is another update of a previous Road Trip Dad article dated 9/10/12, the first year of RTD’s existence. The older RTD articles are no longer available in the archives and I’m guessing – and hoping – I have readers today that I didn’t have five years ago, so please forgive me for revisiting this piece. These stories need to be told, so indulge me...
Matt Lalli – Class of 2008 (Men's Lacrosse) - Lalli remains Colgate's career assist leader with 95. He added 89 goals and is tied for fifth in career points (184).
Courtney Miller – Class of 2012 (Women's Lacrosse) - Miller became just the third player in Patriot League women's lacrosse history to be named All-Patriot League First Team four consecutive seasons. In 2012, she was the Patriot League Midfielder of the Year and Colgate's Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
The 2017 LASNAI field has been set, TWENTY-ONE teams have signed up to compete for the trophy this year, and Round Robin pool groups will be announced on Saturday!
On top of all that, the pool group draw will take place LIVE, in between the 3rd place game and championship game for the Frank Menschner Cup, at around 730pm local Czech time on Saturday! For those in North America who want to watch, the draw will take place around 130pm ET.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today opened registration for the annual US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 19-21, 2018, in Baltimore. LaxCon represents lacrosse’s largest educational event, trade show and kickoff to the season.
A ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 15 at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street. Due to limited parking, a shuttle from Mill Middle School begins at 5 p.m. At Williamsville South, the district added a synthetic turf field and built a new stadium with bleacher capacity for 2,700 people.
The Bandits will play East Division rival Rochester Knighthawks four times this season. Buffalo also faces off three times against both New England and Toronto. The team will see Georgia, Saskatchewan, and Calgary twice each, while only facing off against Vancouver and Colorado once.
Following opening night, the Knighthawks will be back in action on Saturday, Dec. 23, as they battle the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. The game is the first of four against their thruway rivals. It marks the first time since the 2014 season that the Knighthawks will play the Bandits four times during the regular season.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced the 2017-2018 NLL regular season schedule, marking the 32nd year of professional indoor lacrosse. The 81-game season, consisting of 18 games per team, will begin with the start of NLL Face Off Weekend on Friday, Dec. 8 with the New England Black Wolves hosting last year’s champion, the Georgia Swarm, while the Buffalo Bandits host the Toronto Rock in a great East Division rivalry matchup.
US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame
The 2017 Upstate Chapter Hall of Fame class has been announced, and you can purchase tickets to the induction ceremony and dinner here.
The Chapter is looking for nominations for the Class of 2018. Click
here to download a nomination form.