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from Syracuse.com
A morning ceremony Saturday behind West Genesee High School will mark the Wildcats’ stadium turf as “Mike Messere Field,” honoring the nation’s winningest lacrosse coach. In 40 seasons, the West Genesee boys coach has amassed an unrivaled 803 victories against just 72 losses, winning 15 state championships and 30 Section III titles. In June, the Wildcats played in their 23rd state championship game under his leadership.

But the real home turf for the legendary coach is a 39-acre “farm” tucked into a corner of the Town of Camillus.

from Lacrosse Magazine
It's déjà vu for the Rattlers and Machine, who met in the 2014 semifinals as well. Rochester was the host then and won, 15-11. A year later, Ohio is the home team and head coach Bear Davis is looking to also be the victor.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
“That really means a lot and shows how Rochester feels about me,” said Resetarits about his new deal. “I am anxious to go out and prove myself, and win a championship. (Last year) I really learned so much from the coaching staff and the players. It was such a confidence booster from Day One. I couldn’t be more excited to be back, especially for another three years.”
Friday July 31, 2014 9:15AM
from PressConnects.com
Tomasina Leska and Jake Bulman each earned $2,000 scholarships through the Brandon Youngstrom Foundation, which honors the 2008 Vestal graduate and former boys lacrosse standout who died unexpectedly last year.

from the Empire State Cup
Seedings and playoff schedules.

from Empire State Cup
The 2015 girls Empire State Cup is ready to kick off this Friday. The first match includes Central vs New York City. Central is looking strong with the number one seed while New York City has played many tight games being the four seed. The second game features Adirondack and Hudson Valley, both looking very strong.

from Lax Dreams Lacrosse
Who this try out is for?
- anyone who is interested in playing Fall and Winter Tournaments with Lax Dreams
- anyone who is interested in up coming Fall and Winter camps, clinics, or lessons

from USA Today
We reported this past weekend on the City School District seeing a nearly 40 percent increase in students playing high school sports. The number of teams have increased. Spending is up. And the question was asked:

How many of the students participating are girls?

from Inside Lacrosse
With the National Lacrosse League officially announcing that the 2015 Entry Draft will be held Monday, September 28 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre, it's a perfect time to run IL Indoor's first Mock Draft of the year. The first round will be heavily influenced by the Georgia Swarm. Holding four picks among the first six, the Swarm will be adding a ton of talent in a draft that has been hailed for years as probably the best ever. Any first-round pick and many in the second will provide a player with the potential to make an immediate impact, including several players who could be key building blocks for a franchise.

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from Cornell Athletics
Former Cornell men's lacrosse player Connor Buczek '15 was announced as a recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Buczek was one of 29 men to earn the scholarship for the spring season. He is Cornell's first NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient since Wendy Fiel (softball) in 1999.

from Empire State Cup
Divisional seedings for playoffs tomorrow.

from the Rochester Rattlers
What: MLL Semi Final Game One
Who: Rochester Rattlers vs Ohio Machine
Where: Selby Stadium, Delaware Ohio
When: Saturday, August 1st @ 4pm
Thursday July 30, 2014 9:50AM
from LaFayette Lacrosse
The LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Association is hosting their annual FREE Youth Lacrosse Clinic for Boys & Girls on Saturday Aug 1 at 10am at the Optimist Fields (aka Booher Fields) Rt 11 LaFayette. All boys & girls youth & middle school players are welcome. The clinic is FREE - no registration required. Kids are encouraged to bring all their gear. Jim McElhannon ’92, former JUCO All-American and 2-time JUCO National Champion (Herkimer College) will be leading the alumni who will be working with the boys and girls who attend.

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from Orange Crush Lacrosse
Orange Crush Lacrosse is proud to announce that Liz Beville has been named Director of Orange Crush Girls Lacrosse Program.

The 2014 Cortland State Alum brings an impressive resume to the Orange Crush Program. Liz was a 4-year member of the Cortland State Women’s Lacrosse Team with an overall record of 84-7 during her playing career at Cortland. Liz was also Team Captain during her senior year.

from the Onondaga Redhawks
On Saturday July 25th, the Onondaga Nation hosted the NAMLA championships. The NAMLA Championships is the culmination of the playoffs for teams throughout the Haudenosaunee territories.

from West Genesee Lacrosse
The John Pepper Boys Lacrosse Tournaments are almost here! The 12th Annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational for high school varsity teams and the 14th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament for 10th grade and under will take place on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd respectively.

from SportsFive.net
Rising senior goalie, Max Eismann has announced his decision to continue his studies and play lacrosse at Seton Hill (Greensburg, PA), an NCAA Division II school after his graduation next spring.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose school? “I chose Siena because it was a small school with a lot to offer and great coaches. Also, Siena is close to home.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Lacrosse Honors: All-Section 2x, All-State, Hot Beds All-star, King of the Hill All-Star

from Major League Lacrosse
The Rochester Rattlers (8-6) went to South Florida in hopes of securing a win and a potential playoff hosting duty in the 2015 MLL semi finals. They were met by a Florda Launch (5-9) team that has been on a role offensively, and showed it on Saturday night as they poured on a display that sent the Rattlers back north with an upcoming travel date to Ohio on Saturday, August 1st.

from US Lacrosse
School is right around the corner, and for many players, the jump from youth lacrosse to trying out for the high school team lies ahead. The difference between a youth team and high school team can be eye opening and stressful for players trying to make the transition. Here’s some advice from a high school coach on how to make the best impression and have a positive transition.

from Syracuse.com
The Star Riders Lacrosse Club based in Marcellus went undefeated last weekend against teams from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to win the high school division at the Hershey Tournament.

from the West Seneca Bee
With as prominent as the number one was for Tyler Skretny this year, it’s a surprise he didn’t switch jerseys so that he could complete his set. Rather than mess with tradition, West Seneca East’s most recent valedictorian kept his number 26 for lacrosse.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Acquired from the University of North Carolina by the Charlotte Hounds with the 9th overall pick in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, Sankey entered the league in Week 7 more than ready to make an immediate impact. In his first game with the Hounds, he earned the "CascadeRookie of the Week" honors after posting an eight-point debut, netting 5 goals. Sankey's early impact was enough to earn him a late All-Star selection and appearance in Houston.
Wednesday July 29, 2014 8:45AM
from The Clarence Bee
For the foreseeable future, even now that his official days as a Red Devil are over, Josh Slowinski will be the face of the Clarence boys lacrosse program.

It’s kind of hard not to be when you’re the holder of virtually every record — whether single game, season or career — in the books.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
A two hour training session at McKiney Park in Corning, NY focusing on teaching and developing proper individual skills and team concepts essential to the game of lacrosse. Clinic director is Nate Watkins (Horseheads/Maryland/Rochester Rattlers).

from Ad Age
For a group of kids in Harlem, lacrosse has become a lifestyle. Depicted in two new national spots from Dick's Sporting Goods set to premiere on Wednesday, the Harlem lacrosse team has become the latest beneficiary of the retailer's program, Sports Matter.

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from SUNY Cortland Athletics
SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse head coach Kelly Lickert-Orr has been selected as the 2015 Division III National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). She was also named the IWLCA Empire Region Coach of the Year.

from EmpireStateCup.com
Boys and Girls schedule for the Empire State Cup at Colgate, beginning tomorrow.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Joe Walters and Zac Reid spent Monday afternoon in Hilton as they brought the team’s “Lacrosse 101” program to over 100 kids in the Rochester suburb. “This is a really cool program,” said Knighthawks forward Joe Walters. “Our goal is to grow the game and enlighten kids about the sport.”

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks will have the second overall pick in the 2015 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, which will take place on Monday, September 28th at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario at 7:00 p.m.

from NLL.com
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL Draft is set for Monday, Sept. 28 as the league welcomes one of the most-talented draft classes in history ahead of its 30th anniversary season in 2016. The highly-anticipated NLL Draft, which will be held at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario, begins at 7 p.m. ET.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Thoughts on your HS team’s season? “My high school team had a great season! We made it to the sectional finals game and had a tough 10-7 loss to nationally ranked Victor, a team we had beaten to earlier in the season. I am very excited to work hard and continue to help my team improve these next 2 years.”

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose school? “It’s a great fit for me. I love the coaching staff, the facilities, and the campus. I also want to serve my country and there’s no better place to do it than West Point.”

from Villanova Athletics
Villanova men’s lacrosse Head Coach Mike Corrado and his staff are set to welcome the addition of 12 student-athletes for the 2015-16 academic year . . . Nick Testa (Rexford, N.Y./Niskayuna).
Tuesday July 28, 2014 9:00AM
from Inside Lacrosse
The fourth annual Northstar Invitational kicks off [this] morning in Lake Placid, New York, as 150 of the top high school players in the nation are set to open play at the Northwood School in the three-day event. Northstar provides its student-athletes with recruiting awareness sessions, speed, fitness and agility testing in addition to the on-field action instructed by some of the top players in the college game. Additionally, the sidelines boast a strong collegiate showing.

from Inside Lacrosse
Warren Kimber was the goalline official during the "Air Gait" game. He went on to become NCAA Supervisor of Officials, a position he retired from at the end of this season.

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from IWLCA.org
The IWLCA announced today its 2015 National and Regional Coaches of the Year. Cathy Reese of the University of Maryland, Kristen Selvage of Lock Haven Univesity and Kelly Lickert-Orr of SUNY Cortland were named the National Coaches of the Year for Division I, II & III respectively. Cathy Reese led the Terrapins to their second straight Division I National title with 21-1 record. Kristen Selvage posted a 20-1 record while leading the Bald Eagles to its second straight national championship game. Kelly Lickert-Orr guided the 2015 Red Dragons to their first Division III National Championship in the program's history with a 22-1 record.

from Cornell Athletics
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse at Cornell, has announced that the Big Red will add 15 newcomers to the roster for the 2016 season. The 15-member class consists of six US Lacrosse All-Americans, the most to join the program since the 2009 season, and consists of six midfielders, five attackmen, three defenders, and one goalie.

from Major League Lacrosse
US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse have named New York Lizards midfielder, Greg Gurenlian as the winner of the 2015 USL/MLL Sportsmanship Player of the Year Award, as well as the Rochester Rattlers as the winner of the League's 2015 USL/MLL Team Sportsmanship Award. Both selections were based on voting conducted among the League's game officials.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will be back in the community on Tuesday, July 28th, as he brings the team’s “We Got Your Back” anti-bullying message to two Irondequoit playgrounds. -
Monday July 27, 2014 9:00AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Has any other sport changed its rules more often than college lacrosse? For a game that claims to be one of the oldest in the world, it seems like we’ve tried just about everything to change the way we play it.

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from the New Bern, NC Sun Journal
A three-day genealogy fair and Tuscarora Homecoming wrapped up Saturday with a game of lacrosse and traditional drumming, dancing and singing by visiting tribesmen from the Tuscarora nation.

from Major League Lacrosse
Ohio will host it’s first-ever playoff game next Saturday, August 1 at 4 p.m. The Machine will take a three-game winning streak into the playoffs where they will face the Rochester Rattlers. The Machine played at Rochester in the 2014 MLL Semifinals, the team’s only playoff appearance. Rochester advanced to the 2014 MLL Championship game before losing to the eventual champion Denver Outlaws.

from US Lacrosse
Possession of the ball really does matter.

That was the main difference Sunday as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) defeated Long Island Express North, 12-6, in the championship game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship. Led by the stellar effort of specialist Jordan Ginder, FCA dominated face offs and controlled the action for long stretches in claiming its third U15 national title, and first since 2010. FCA finished 7-0 in the tournament, including a pair of wins over Long Island North.

from US Lacrosse
Top-seeded Yellow Jackets Blue (N.Y.) wanted to sting quickly in the girls’ gold medal game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships against Long Island rival and second-seeded Top Guns 2018 (N.Y.), and did it ever.
Sunday July 26, 2014 11:15AM

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers (8-6) went to South Florida in hopes of securing a win and a potential playoff hosting duty in the 2015 MLL semi finals. They were met by a Florda Launch (5-9) team that has been on a role offensively, and showed it on Saturday night as they poured on a display that sent the Rattlers back north with an upcoming travel date to Ohio on Saturday, August 1st.

from Dr. Fred Opie
You never know who is watching you so give your best effort during practice, at camps, summer league games, and tournaments.

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from the Elmira Star Gazette
Bob Streeten’s boys lacrosse coaching career in Corning was largely defined by his teams’ 544 victories, 13 state finals appearances and the nearly 100 Division I college scholarships earned by his players.

The barometer for success is much simpler these days for Streeten, who is still teaching the sport as director and coach of the flourishing Gaffer Elite Lacrosse travel program nearly 40 years after making his coaching debut.

from Inside Lacrosse
Year 3 of Nike The Ride was an outstanding success. Everything is done at Nike in a first-class, professional manner. The event is unreal. The players improved, learned from the Thompson Brothers, had fun, built relationships with one another and were exposed to Nike's expertise in training, sports psychology, shoe design, nutrition and recovery. They learned about the game’s heritage and history from the Thompsons. The Ride participants come home this weekend as better young men and women. They showed terrific spirit, sportsmanship and skill all week, and they behaved in a manner that made us all proud. I find this event to be inspiring and a four-day celebration of discovery.

from SportsFive.net
Fairport Head Coach Mike Torrelli and Pittsford rising junior midfielder Colby Barker were invited to participate in the "Nike Ride" and elite showcase for fifty top players. In its third year it features "the nation’s top lacrosse athletes squaring off during a week of unparalleled competition, training and mentorship. Over the four days they were treated to the best of Nike, learned from guest speakers that included the Thompson brothers and played games near the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Malvern Collegiate Institute (Ontario, Canada) 2017 attackman Aidan Conlon has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Albany.
Saturday July 25, 2014 8:35AM
from US Lacrosse
Watching the game, it’s highly likely that you might never notice. He scoops ground balls, makes crisp passes and has an accurate shot. He plays hard and prides himself on his defense and hustle. He looks like any of the other talented players competing at this weekend’s US Lacrosse U15 Boys’ National Championship.

And that’s why you may not notice that midfielder Miles Moscato of the 3d Select National team only has one arm. Yup, you read that correctly. He plays lacrosse with a left arm that ends just below the elbow.

Day 1 Photo Gallery

from Lacrosse Magazine
Day one of the US Lacrosse U15 National Tournament is in the books, which means the seeds are set as action kicks off Saturday morning in Richmond. On the boys' side, the Long Island Jesters claimed the top seed, with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), For the Love of the Game 2018 (FLG) and Long Island Express 2018 also going unbeaten and earning the other top seeds. (The Jesters claimed top overall honors for lowest goals allowed - 8 - on Friday).

from Inside Lacrosse
Albany, Army, Binghamton, Colgate, Cornell, Hobart, Marist, Siena, Syracuse.

from Inside Lacrosse
Albany, Army, Binghamton, Colgate, Cornell, Hobart, Siena, Syracuse.

from The Onondaga Redhawks
Onondaga opened up the best of 5 series against the Allegany Arrows with a 13-6 win. The first period saw both goal tenders play their best. Ross Bucktooth was solid throughout keeping the arrows to one tally for the entire period while the home team scored three.

from US Lacrosse
Or so it would seem for Sky Walkers, the northern Maryland-based club that decisively clinched the fourth seed in the US Lacrosse Girls’ U15 National Championships in its first appearance in the event since 2013. Sky Walkers 2018 shut out Eagle Stix 2018 after the Georgians had closed to 3-2 midway through the first half, using intelligent passing after draw-control wins to score an 18-2 victory and 3-0 record in pool play at the River City Sportsplex here today.

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from the NCAA
Long-time official Tom Abbott has been selected as the NCAA national coordinator of for men’s lacrosse officiating. Abbott, who has officiated in 13 NCAA national championship games, replaces Warren Kimber, Jr., who retired after 25 years of service to the NCAA in the position.

from William Smith Athletics
William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward has named Anne Phillips the head coach of the Heron lacrosse team. She is just the third coach to lead the William Smith lacrosse program.

from Major League Lacrosse
Second Lieutenant Garrett Thul or “The Thulk” as the lacrosse community has affectionately dubbed the 6’3” 230lb attacker will be taking the field for the Charlotte Hounds for the first time in the 2015 MLL season.

from Inside Lacrosse
Aidan Olmstead, A, Corning (N.Y.), Loyola — A lefty playmaker in total control with the ball in his stick, seeing the field well, playing with poise and making the right decisions.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks Joe Walters and Zac Reid will bring “Lacrosse 101” to the Hilton-Parma Recreation Program on Monday, July 27th. The Knighthawks launched their newest community program on July 13th to bring lacrosse to kids throughout Monroe County.
Friday July 24, 2014 8:45AM
from Lacrosse Magazine
Stan Cockerton would rather talk about the positive developments in international lacrosse . . . But when opening ceremonies and pool play commenced Thursday, Cockerton knew there would be just as much buzz about the one team that did not make it to Edinburgh.

from Auburn Citizen
Powers, who began her varsity career as a freshman, posted 72 goals and 39 assists this spring, leading the Lakers to a third straight appearance in the state semifinals. Skaneateles won the state championship in 2014, with Powers being named the tournament's most valuable player.

from FinChannel.com
. . . Jeremy Thomson next discussed the inspiration and personal significance of the new cleat, which nods to the Thompson brothers' legacy.

"Black represents the difficult times and obstacles I’ve had. The blue of the Swoosh represents water. For me, water is one of the most powerful things in the world because it’s always going to find its way through [even through difficulty]."

from OCC Athletics
The Onondaga Community College Department of Athletics has announced all relevant information for prospective student-athletes looking to participate in one of Onondaga's 17 intercollegiate sports during the 2015-16 year.

from Inside Lacrossse
Albany, Army at West Point, Cornell, Syracuse.

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from USA Today
The American Family Insurance ALL-USA New York Girls Lacrosse Teams were selected by 3d Rising. Two teams were selected in New York, one for upstate and one for downstate.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Irondequoit announced Terry Coholan as the new varsity coach on Thursday, the varsity's third since April 2014. Coholan, an Irondequoit resident who was board president of Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse, replaces Mark Lovett.

from USA Today
National lacrosse powers Syracuse and Virginia are the latest to get commitments from the growing Class of 2018 prospects in North Texas.

from LaxPower
A new book on the history of international women's lacrosse will be launched during the FIL U19 Women's World Lacrosse Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game is the first book to capture the 125 plus years of history in women's field lacrosse.

from Holy Cross Athletics
Stephen Rehfuss (Shaker

Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Shaker High School for coach Shawn Hennessey
2015 US Lacrosse All-American
Served as team captain as a junior and senior
Posted a school single season record for most assists (80) and most points (128) as a senior
Set the school record for career assists with 164 and total career points with 319
Selected first team Suburban Council and first team Times Union in 2015
Team won Suburban Council Division championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015
Member of the Albany Power Lacrosse Club for coach Mike Vorgang

from Lacrosse Magazine
The nation's top rising juniors took the field at Nike headquarters for elite training and competition including morning fitness with the Thompson Brothers and an evening 4-on-4 coed "SpeedLax" tournament.

from Inside Lacrosse
Every day at Nike The Ride is action-packed. The goal is to improve, learn to play faster, have fun, build relationships, get mentored by the pros and get some education into how Nike is dedicated to raising the bar for lacrosse players.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose school? “Syracuse is the perfect size for me, about 14,000 undergraduates, and the Syracuse campus feels very similar to that of a Canadian university, which I liked a lot. It’s relatively close to home and the academics at the school are very strong. I’ve also been dreaming of playing for the Orange since I started playing field lacrosse in grade 7 and saw John Galloway playing on TV.”

from US Lacrosse
“We are looking forward to giving our participating teams and families from across the country a first-class tournament experience,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse.

Each national championship will begin with a day of pool play. After that, teams will be seeded for a single-elimination bracket to determine the national champion. Teams that reach the semifinals and that win the sportsmanship award will earn automatic invitations to the 2016 US Lacrosse National Championships.
Thursday July 23, 2014 1:00PM

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from US Lacrosse Upstate Chapter
The Upstate New York Boys and Girls High School lacrosse coaches recently voted for the 2015 US Lacrosse High School awards. To learn more about the boys and girls selection processes, which differ, please visit the US Lacrosse website.

Thank you to those coaches that made All-American nominations! We encourage ALL coaches in the Upstate New York Chapter to become US Lacrosse members. This will not only strengthen the Upstate New York Chapter, but will give your players the opportunity to compete for the recognition they deserve. Lacrosse continues to grow in Upstate New York and we would love to see your continued support.

2015 Corning Lacrosse Alumni Game
from Bob Streeten
The 2015 Corning Lacrosse Alumni Game will be Friday, July 24th, from 6PM-8PM. Please arrive by 5:45. Bring equipment and water to the grass field behind the high school. Free to all West and East Graduates. All players will receive a free game tee. Reception at the Elks from 8:30-10PM with free pizza and beverages for all. Direct any questions to Bob Streeten, 936-3096.

from the Watertown Daily Times
The North Country Lacrosse League is growing, and more teams are expressing interest in the sport.

The Clayton team is in its first season this summer, and teams from Oswego County and St. Lawrence County are expected to join the fray next year.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks have announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Jon Sullivan to a two-year deal. “It feels great,” he said. “We have a great group of guys and one of the best, if not the best, organizations in the league.”

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from Orange Crush Lacrosse
The Boys Orange Crush Lacrosse teams ended their successful summer tournament series by dominating in the Syracuse Shootout on July 19 & 20 held at Syracuse University.

from Indoor Lacrosse
Team 91 jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, after two quick catch-and-shoots from attackman Joey Spallina. But Sweetlax’s athleticism, depth, and skill prevailed in the long run against the ultra-talented group of rising eighth graders. They responded by rallying off six straight goals and taking over the game, cruising to the eventual victory.

from JustLacrosse Upstate
Thursday wraps up the four-day girls lacrosse camp at Onondaga Community College.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose school? “Once I visited Army I knew it was the place for me. The coaching staff is amazing and everyone there is so driven. It really is the best atmosphere for me to work to achieve my goals. I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to attend such an amazing institution and play lacrosse while serving my county!”

from Florida Southern Athletics
Brady Hoose, Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee High School (Onondaga Community College)
Scott Kirchener, Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker (Onondaga Community College)
Logan Taylor, Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs High School.

from Lacrosse Hub
Florida Launch Midfielder, Jovan Miller, participated in our recent Q&A session.

from Lacrosse Magazine
Tune in on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. ET here at YouTube.com/USLacrosse to watch a U.S. Men's Under-19 National Team Blue-White Game. Watch our LIVE broadcast from Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University, where 50 of the nation's top high school players will compete for 30 spots on Team USA.

from Canisus Athletics
In the past five years, the Canisius College women’s lacrosse program has made a name for itself and competed at the national level. Now, the time has come for the program to compete on the world’s stage.

from Lacrosse Magazine
One hundred of the nation's top high school players at were treated to talks from lacrosse pros including Thompson Brothers and the unveiling of "The Crease" player lounge on day one of Nike's third annual "The Ride" event.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
The I-95 Cup is not your ordinary face-off tournament. It’s the ultimate challenge to see which AREA of the country has the most talented face-off midfielders. The top 10 players from Philly, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland/Virginia will meet Aug. 16 in Philadelphia’s Maple Zone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley for a 1-day tournament in an intense, never before seen style tournament.
Wednesday July 22, 2014 10:30AM
from the Onondaga Nation
On Friday night the 24th, the men’s lacrosse team till host the Allegany Arrows at 8:30.

Saturday, Tsha’ Honnonyendakwha will host the NAMLA Championships.

from Inside Lacrosse
Athletes from across the country rolled into Portland, Ore., on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Arriving at Nike World Headquarters at 4:45 p.m. the group was officially welcomed and taken on campus tours in groups of 20 ahead of Nike's The Ride. That was followed by dinner and the opening ceremonies.

Speakers included:
Jeremy Thompson (LaFayette), Syracuse University, Iroquois Nationals, Edmonton Rush
Jerome Thompson, Jr. (LaFayette), Buffalo Bandits
Miles Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette), Albany, Florida Launch, Tewaaraton winner
Lyle Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette), Albany, Florida Launch, Iroquois Nationals, two-time Tewaaraton winner
Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia), North Carolina graduate and Tewaaraton finalist

from Inside Lacrosse
Five Sweetlax 2019 players among those listed.

from FCANE
Solomon Bliss (Tully) is excited to announce tryout dates for Northeast FCA Lacrosse as he heads into his new role as FCA’s Northeast Lacrosse Director. Bliss was a two time captain and All-American defenseman at Syracuse University.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps is in its second week, as over 100 kids have descended on Victor Dryer Road Park to learn from Knighthawk Joe Walters and a host of local Division I lacrosse standouts.

Photo Gallery

from US Lacrosse
The Thompson Brothers -- Lyle, Miles, Jerome and Jeremy -- talk about what makes lacrosse so special to them at a clinic at the NCAA Final Four in Philadelphia.

from US Lacrosse
The Thompson Brothers -- Lyle, Miles, Jerome and Jeremy -- shares some of their favorite moves and show you how to do them.

from US Lacrosse
Lyle Thompson shares one of his little-known secrets for how he creates contact with his defender and uses that legal contact to his advantage.

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from TopLaxRecruits.com
New York – Albany Renee LochnerFehl Glens Falls
New York – Western Tom Sutton (NFLOA)
New York Section Four John Diehl Binghamton Youth Director
New York-Adirondack Rennee Lochner-Fehl Glens Falls
New York-Central Mike Messere West Genesee

from Gaffer Lacrosse
Gaffer Elite 2016 Team had a great summer with a record of 17-3 and the Trilogy Tournament Championship. Head Coach Graydon Locey and Ken DiDomineck worked with an excellent group of young men, who also made it to the Finals in two other tournaments.

from Gaffer Lacrosse
The Gaffer Elite 2017 Team lost their first game of the Trilogy Tournament at Gettysburg College, but got revenge with a 6-5 victory in the Championship game on Sunday. The players put together an impressive summer with an overall record of 16-4 and back to back Tournament Titles (first was at the Bay Bridge Tournament in Maryland).

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Thank You: “First of all, I would like to thank my coaches for everything they have done for me and taught me over the many years I’ve been with them. And also a huge thanks to my parents, Joe and Joanne Quevedo. I would never have been able to get where I am today with out them. They constantly push me to be my best, support me through everything, and are my biggest fans. I couldn’t be more lucky to have parents like them, they are the best!”

from Colgate Lacrosse
The Colgate men's lacrosse head coach just completed his fourth season and already has posted a pair of Patriot League regular season championships, one postseason title and two trips to the NCAA tournament.

from the Rochester Rattlers
The Rochester Rattlers are in contention to host the first round of the 2015 MLL playoffs on Saturday, August 1st at 4:00 pm. Hosting duties will be determined in the final week of MLL play, this coming weekend. If Rochester wins their game against the Florida Launch (Saturday, July 25th 7pm in Florida) and the Ohio Machine lose against the Boston Cannons, the Rattlers will host Boston. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more updates.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a youth box lacrosse tournament at Buffalo RiverWorks on Saturday, Sept. 19. The tournament will have divisions for Pee Wee (2003-2004 birth year), Bantam (2001-2002) and Midget (1999-2000) players, with four teams participating per division.
Tuesday July 21, 2014 9:10AM
from Kahnawake TV
A special press conference was held last week to promote the Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Lacrosse Championship happening in Onondaga and Syracuse N.Y. this coming fall. KTV spoke to former Iroquois Nationals player Rex Lyons from the host committee on what's in store for this big event.

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from Lacrosse Magazine
Returning to Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon for its third year, The Ride is the premier lacrosse experience for young rising stars, bringing together nearly 100 elite high school boys and girls players. Challenged by the mantra "Fast or Last," players will train and compete with the top rising talent in the country.

8:45AM
from The Corning Leader
It’s with a heavy heart that I let the sports world know of the passing of Don Bonnell. Don died Wednesday at Absolute Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post. His full obituary appears on Page A5 of today’s [Monday's] paper.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Queensbury 2017 midfielder Natasha Rahal has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Binghamton University,

from Colgate Athletics
The Patriot League announced Monday that celebrations for its 25th Anniversary season begin in August and continue throughout the 2015-16 campaign. #PL25

from Inside Lacrosse
The rosters are set for the Session III 2015 Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational Uncommitted Showcase Games, presented by Krossover. Teams from across the country competed in the 2016, ’17, ’18 and ’19 divisions. The Uncommitted Showcase games will give uncommitted stars a chance to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. The 2016/17 game will be held 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the 2018/19 game to follow.

from 3d Rising Lacrosse
The FLG in 3d Summer Shootout wrapped up a hot and exciting weekend of lacrosse Sunday afternoon with champions crowned across seven scholastic divisions at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. Here’ s a look at the winners from this past weekend.

12:15AM
from Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse
It was a big weekend for a VERY special group of young athletes. The Outlaw ladies had a fantastic run at Capital Cup down in Richmond, VA. For the second year in a row they went undefeated walloping crews from Long Island, NJ, Florida and Philly.

from Mount Olive Athletics
Michaela Ciciarelli (West Genesee/Monroe CC) is from Syracuse, N.Y., and is a transfer from Monroe Community College (N.Y.). Ciciarelli was a 2015 NJCCA All-America and All-Region First Team selection. In her two years at Monroe CC, she started in 29 of 31 games, Ciciarelli amassed 68 goals and 47 assists for 115 points to go with 43 ground balls and nine draw controls.

Caitlyn Hamilton (Cicero-North Syracuse/Monroe CC) is also from Syracuse and is also a transfer from Monroe CC. A 2014 NJCCA First Team All-America, Hamilton is expected to see time at both the attack and midfield positions at Mount Olive. In her final year at Monroe CC, she tallied 32 goals and 25 assists.

from Cornell Athletics
The All-Americans who will be inducted are Erica Holveck '04, women's lacrosse ; Travis Lee '05, wrestling; and Lauren May '05, softball.

from Major League Lacrosse
For second seed, Rattlers need to win and a Boston victory.

from US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse today announced the winners of the 2015 US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Coaches of the Year, Assistant Coaches of the Year, and Man of the Year awards. Individuals were selected from within their geographic areas throughout the nation.

from Dick's Sporting Goods
For so many young athletes, the hard work doesn't just happen inside the playing lines. Many step off the field and have to assist at home or work multiple jobs just to have the opportunity to suit up. Make sure these athletes know you agree that sports matter and join the movement at dicks.com/sportsmatter

Monday July 20, 2014 10:05AM
from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Hope I got the attention of animal lovers everywhere . . . I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to write about this week, and then I saw the latest issue of Inside Lacrosse waiting for me in the mailbox on Thursday. Hah - problem solved. Thank you, IL.

If you’ve seen the issue, the cover features a re-creation of “The Armadillo,” that infamous strategy employed by Jack Emmer’s Washington and Lee team when they faced defending national champions North Carolina in 1982.

from West Genesee Lacrosse
The West Genesee School District has passed a resolution that the West Genesee Turf Athletic Field shall be named the "Mike Messere Field" after our legendary lacrosse coach.

The John Pepper Memorial Athletic Fund is extremely honored to have the ceremony take place at the 12th annual Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, August 1st at 11:30AM until 12:15PM at the West Genesee High School athletic complex.

from West Genesee Lacrosse
The John Pepper Boys Lacrosse Tournaments are almost here! The 12th Annual John Pepper Wildcat Invitational for high school varsity teams and the 14th annual John Pepper Lacrosse Tournament for 10th grade and under will take place on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd respectively.

from LaxAllStars.com
The first ever international sporting event held on Indigenous lands, 13 international men’s indoor lacrosse teams will come together with thousands of fans, and play the game as close to its roots as it gets. To celebrate, we’ve created a commemorative WILC 2015 Grow The Game tee in collaboration with Nike. The tees are now available for FREE with purchase of an event pass for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.

Sunday July 19, 2014 2:30PM
from Your Niskayuna
Niskayuna midfielder Aidan O’Brien has been selected the Player of the Year on the USA Today Family Insurance All-USA Upstate New York Boys Lacrosse Team.

from The Daily Item
The goggles feature imbedded eye tracking and stimulus display and can detect brain injury by measuring eye movement and speed and symmetry of pupil dilation. This data helps determine at the site of injury whether an athlete is clear to return to the game or whether further medical attention is needed.

from Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse will hold their second annual "Burn Cancer Week" leading up to the final day of MLL games on Saturday, July 25, 2015. "Burn Cancer Week" is a league-wide initiative launched to support the HEADstrong Foundation in an effort to raise cancer awareness.

from Lacrosse Magazine
After spending some significant time last week crunching numbers and looking at all of the playoff possibilities that existed depending on the outcomes this weekend, the MLL playoff gods took it easy on us this week and made things nice and simple. With Ohio, Boston and Rochester all posting wins this weekend, the playoff scenario is exceedingly simple for the final weekend of play.
Saturday July 18, 2014 9:30AM
from Syracuse.com
News that a 90-second shot clock was coming to college women's lacrosse was welcomed by area high school coaches, who agreed that the change would also help the scholastic game.

"Yeah. I think it's way, long overdue," Jamesville-DeWitt girls coach Dennis Kennedy said. "The stalling is literally making our game unattractive."

from The Troy Record
When recent Guilderland graduate Cara Quimby won a Section II Class A title with the girls lacrosse team in 2013 as a sophomore, she made a promise to herself. She didn’t want to forget the feeling of winning title.

from The Troy Record
Jackie McGlynn, junior, Columbia: 55 goals, 15 assists, 70 points. Notable: McGlynn was named to the Suburban Council All-Star first team after her efforts this past spring. The junior’s 55 goals was a team high for the Blue Devils, and was good enough for seventh in the section.

from The Saratogian
This spring, the Shenendehowa girls lacrosse team did something they hadn’t in its last nine seasons — made the Section II Class A girls lacrosse final. Recent graduate Rachael Picchi was a big reason why the Plainsmen were able to accomplish that feat.

from The Saratogian
Rachael Picchi, senior, Shenendehowa: 53 goals, 6 assists, 59 points. Notable: Picchi was named to the Suburban Council All-Star first team after a stellar senior season. The senior finished in a tie for ninth in goals in the section, and was the top Plainsmen goal scorer.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The goalie for the U.S. under-10 women's national team was getting ready for her high school prom when she received an email from head coach Kim Simons requesting to speak with her.

After two rounds of voting for a captain, Simons wanted to break some exciting news as their team prepared for FIL Under-19 World Championship in Scotland – Weisse had received the most votes both times.

from Lacrosse Magazine
The U.S. U19 women had their final tune-up practices before traveling to Scotland this weekend at Stevenson University. Photos by John Strohsacker.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
Penfield native and St. John Fisher graduate Kyle Denhoff scored four goals on his first five shots to lead the Rochester Rattlers to an 18-10 victory over the Charlotte Hounds on Friday.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps will continue next week at Victor Dryer Road Park. The second camp will run from Monday, July 20th to Thursday, July 23rd. Spots are still available for boys ages 6-15.

12:15AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Brandon Spillett '05 // Men's Lacrosse (2002-05)
The scorer of the two most memorable goals in the program's history, Brandon Spillett is just the third member of the men's lacrosse program to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

from WILC 2015
Interested in volunteering for #WILC2015? Positions are still available.

from US Lacrosse
With July quickly winding down, the timing may be right to look back and evaluate your child’s summer lacrosse experience to see if they had meaningful exposure to the sport. With the growth of summer lacrosse camps and clinics, there are more and more opportunities available to help in the development of a young player’s skills. However, with limited time and an abundance of choices, it might be difficult to find the right balance between lacrosse and other summer activities.

from Inside Lacrosse
The MLL playoff field is set thanks to the Boston Cannons’ 9-8 overtime win vs. the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis Thursday night. The New York Lizards have clinched the top seed and a home game; the Rochester Rattlers, Ohio Machine and Cannons are still vying for each of the three remaining seeds.
Friday July 17, 2014 8:45AM
from NLL.com
For the 14th year, fans of the National Lacrosse League are coming together to celebrate their love of the sport while supporting charity at the same time.

The 2015 Fann Cup tournament, being held July 25, 2015 at the Central New York Family Sports Center, will again bring together NLL fans from Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Philadelphia, and other current and former NLL cities. These fans will be coming together for friendship, fun, and to raise money for charities selected by the host team.

Player Registration & Game Day Information

from The Sun News
Carolyn Connors understood what she had to do.

With three of the Hamburg High girls lacrosse team’s top five scorers graduating following the 2014 season, some considerable gaps on the frontline were formed. But the Lady Bulldogs fixed up a solution to that in 2015, and it came from a somewhat unlikely source: Connors, who graduated last month.

from The Saratogian
If you had the chance to watch recent Saratoga Springs grad Austin Degener play this season, you probably noticed that he wasn’t your average goalie. If Degener saw an opportunity to make the most of something, he went for it. Degener even scored a coast-to-coast goal on senior night.

from The Saratogian
First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention.

12:15AM
from the NCAA
A visible 90-second possession clock is coming to NCAA women’s lacrosse competition.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved adding a possession clock in the sport by the 2017 season in Division I, and by 2018 in Divisions II and III.

from The Daily Orange
Maryland held the ball for the last six minutes against Syracuse in last season’s NCAA semifinal, and Orange head coach Gary Gait has been vocal about wanting a shot clock.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Why did you choose [this] school? “Syracuse has everything I am looking for in a college. It is close to home, has an amazing lacrosse program, and strong academics. I am excited to play for Coach (Gary) Gait and Coach (Regy) Thorpe and to carry on the tradition my sister Kailah started. ‘Cuse is a special place to be and I am proud to be a part of it.”

from The Sun News
Four locals who were slated to play overseas in an elite world championship lacrosse tournament will no longer be making the trip. Current Lake Shore stars Jenna Haring, Shayla Scanlan and Jalyn Jimerson, along with program great Alie Jimerson, a 2014 graduate, made the Haudenosaunee Nation team that was to compete in the FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 Lacrosse World Championship July 23-Aug. 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

from TownTopics.com
During his first two seasons with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s lacrosse team, Aaron Shavel struggled to find a rhythm at the college level. “The game is a lot faster and the players are a lot bigger,” said Shavel, a former Princeton Day School star attacker.

from US Lacrosse
The 1 p.m. exhibition will match 50 of the nation’s top high school and college players against each other as they vie for spots on the Team USA 30-man roster. The U.S. team staff, led by head coach Nick Myers (Ohio State University), will split the training pool into two 25-man squads to compete in a Blue versus White format. Rosters are expected to be announced in early August.

from Lacrosse Magazine
In 2014, Lizards head coach lauded [Joe] Fletcher (West Genesee) as not only a Rookie of the Year candidate but an MVP candidate as well. He continues to reward his coach as one of the top cover defenders in the league. In 2015, he's played in all 12 games and has picked up 46 ground balls. He's also one of the best in the league at causing turnovers.

from Major League Lacrosse
The very best plays from Week 13 MLL action!

from the Rochester Knighthawks
England Lacrosse looked to the Rochester Knighthawks when hiring its coaching staff for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. On Wednesday, England named Knighthawks Pat O’Toole and Chris Driscoll assistant coaches to a bench staff headed up by Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen.


"Mike Messere Field"
The West Genesee lacrosse community will dedicate "Mike Messere Field" on August 1st at 11:30AM. Read more about it here.

Help Wanted for FIL Tournament
From September 15th through the 29th, help is needed, morning through evening, to execute this world-class event without a hitch. Apply here.