The Corning girls lacrosse program will have a new head coach starting this season.
Stephanie Cooper takes over the reigns after serving as an assistant under Julie Pierce for the Hawks. Cooper, a standout player and coach, played at Syracuse University and served as the head coach for SUNY Brockport and Horseheads High School in her career.
As the Canisius women’s lacrosse team works through its fall schedule and tunes up for the season, select members of the team, including head coach Scott Teeter, are donning their country’s colors and competing with Canada’s senior women’s lacrosse team at the Team USA Fall Classic in Sparks Md., this weekend. Team Canada plays Australia on Oct. 8 and rival United States on Oct. 9.
Redshirt junior Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) is one of 25 players who will continue to train with Team Canada for the upcoming 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Cup and 2017 World Games. She was selected from a group of 41 players that competed at the Team USA Fall Classic in Sparks, Md. last weekend.
For the second consecutive year, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to raise money for cancer victims through the organization's annual Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign.
On this week’s podcast host Fred Opie goes solo on the topic of parenting college age children. Opie was a college athlete, coached at the college level, and he is a parent, coach, and a college professor. He shares the detrimental problems of helicopter parents of undergraduate students and student athletes.
So I’m sitting in a Best Western in Kansas City, getting ready to watch the final Presidential Debate. Yeah, Kansas City, Missouri, approximately 1145 miles from home in Oswego, NY. Last year, I took the three weeks between soccer season and hockey season and visited my globe-trotting son Brian in Australia for an amazing, first-retirement-trip present to myself.
This year, I decided to take a few weeks and drive him out to Utah where he will be working the hotels in Park City for his fourth ski season. We figured we’d visit other-son Eric in Denver, maybe take in the Grand Canyon, and see parts of the country I had never seen before.
Former Syracuse women's lacrosse player Addy Tuaro (Skaneateles) has filed a lawsuit against Syracuse University and women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait in Onondaga County Supreme Court, charging both with negligence and reckless conduct that led to a personal injury. She is suing for unspecified monetary damages, according to court documents.
Syracuse has named its captains for the 2017 season. Seniors Haley McDonnell and Kelsey Youmell (Jordan-Elbridge), redshirt junior Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) and junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) will lead this year's team. Gait will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive year.
Team Canada's coaching staff has selected the 25 players that will continue to train with the team in preparation for this summer's 2017 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup. The latest round of cuts were made after a Thanksgiving weekend training camp at the Team USA Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.
Included on the team are six Canisius players and three from Syracuse University (two of which are Upstaters).
The Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will welcome four new
members and two teams into its Hall of Fame with the induction of Tom Kelly, John Price, Heidi
Rothfuss Rasmussen, Mike Riorden, and the 1998 Penn Yan Girl's Varsity Lacrosse Team and
2001 Penn Yan Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. The 23rd Annual Greater Rochester Chapter of U.S.
Lacrosse Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Burgundy Basin Inn at 1361
Marsh Road in Pittsford.
The Rochester Knighthawks will hold a Rookie Development Camp from Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario. The event will give the rookies and invitees an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the team’s management and lacrosse staff.
The Virginia and Cornell men’s lacrosse teams will play their 2017 regular season game against each other in the fourth-annual Pacific Coast Shootout in Costa Mesa, California, on March 11. The game will be contested at LeBard Stadium on the campus Orange Coast College with faceoff at 9 p.m. ET.
[Emile] Sassone-Lawless (Ithaca), who quarterbacked the offence all night, scored twice and added six assists. He leads the league with 27 assists in only eight games. Bromley ranks fourth in goals with 30 in nine contests.
Stache Master Ken Clausen is here kicking off our 8th annual Lax Stache Madness fundraising event! In 2015 Lax Stacehe Madness raised a record breaking $170,000 and we hope to beat that fundraising total in 2016. Your stache matters this fall. Grow your stache, have some fun, and make a difference! #YourStacheMatters #MyStacheMatters
Station-based practices are fun, and each station represents a small component of the overall lacrosse experience. This systematic chunking of development allows the athlete to focus on one skill at a time. It also helps the athlete learn to transition between concepts and adapt to new situations efficiently and effectively.
Siena Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec and the men’s lacrosse program welcomes 16 new additions to Class of 2020. The 16-men addition includes 13 freshmen and three transfers.
“As a group these new faces have the ability to make an immediate impact both on the field and within the Siena community,” said Svec who enters his sixth season at the helm. “They are quality lacrosse players and even better young men. We are excited to welcome them to Loudonville.”
Lacrosse often pops up in mainstream media for the wrong reasons. Recently, however, the sport has never looked better. Even Deadspin, the popular anti-jock website that frequently flogs so-called lax bros for their moral failings, has gotten in on the lacrosse love fest.
Saturday October 22, 12:00PM at the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street, Syracuse, NY
Presented by: Syracuse University Department of Religion and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
THE GOOD MIND (2015) by GWENDOLEN CATES (70 minutes) http://www.filminsyracuse.com
The sovereign Onondaga Nation in central New York State is the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which inspired American democracy. The Onondagas advocate for the environment while engaged in a battle with the U.S. government over ancestral lands stolen in defiance of a treaty with George Washington. SIFF Sophia Award winner Oren Lyons and others from the Onondaga Nation will participate in a post-screening discussion with the audience.
The Canisius College men’s lacrosse team named its team captains for the 2017 season, announced by head coach Randy Mearns on Monday. Seniors Jeff Edwards and Lewis Vaccaro plus junior Steven Coss will serve as co-captains for the upcoming campaign.
With fall ball well underway, teams have begun building chemistry and strategizing to be the last one standing during Memorial Day weekend. What are some key storylines looking ahead to the 2017 Division I women's lacrosse season?
Rochester Knighthawks Graeme Hossack and Kyle Jackson will play in a pair of international exhibition games this weekend in Denver. The Knighthawks will represent their country as Team Canada battles the University of Denver and the United States Air Force Academy on Oct. 22 and 23, respectively.
The Orange’s regular goalie, senior Evan Molloy, has been a little banged up, so coach John Desko turned to backup goalie Dom Madonna and liked how he held up. The defense was OK, according to Desko, but what bothered him was how his offense performed.
Last week I wrote about the recent Syracuse.com survey of 227 CNY high school coaches, which concluded that dealing with parents has gotten worse. I described many of my own experiences coaching high school soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse – boys, girls, JV and Varsity – over the span of four decades.
This week I’ll look at the same problem as it exists at the college level.
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 2017 Big Red squad while saying goodbye to the Class of 2016.
The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association is once again providing training for people who would like to learn how to help conduct the boys game and earn some money in the process. The new official’s orientation classes will start in January. It is great opportunity for someone who is thinking about staying involved in the game and wants to learn what it takes to be a “certified” NYS HS Lacrosse Official.
As we all know the Headstrong University City Classic, a special collegiate lacrosse event honoring the life and legacy of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, is this weekend at the University of Penn. Inside Lacrosse recently did a nice write-up about Nicholas Colleluori and the Headstrong foundation earlier this week.
The transition from field to box lacrosse is not an easy one, but if anyone is up for the challenge it is the newest member of the Toronto Rock, Connor Buczek. According to Cornell head coach Matthew Kerwicz, his work ethic will shine on any field, “He is one of the toughest, fieriest players I have worked with. He loves to compete every day.”
The Buffalo Bandits today announced the formation of the first-ever Jr. Bandits Academy, with play to begin in early November. Players will be able to participate in up to 21 sessions coached by current Bandits players that will emphasize the basics of indoor lacrosse and build on lessons from previous practices. Sessions will be held at the Epic Center in Williamsville, New York.
Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has signed Tyler Albrecht (all-BRECK) and Luke Laszkiewicz (lass-ka-WITTS) to one-year deals. With the deals in place, the Knighthawks have now signed all six players they selected in the 2016 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
US Lacrosse today named 25 players to the training team for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup, which will be held July 13-22 in Guildford, England. The team includes:
Alyssa Murray Attack Syracuse 2014
Kayla Treanor Attack Syracuse 2016
Michelle Tumolo Attack Syracuse 2013
Laura Zimmerman Midfield North Carolina 2012
Rebecca Block Defense Syracuse 2009
Liz Hogan Goalie Syracuse 2011
“As a staff, we are extremely excited to welcome a class of very talented young men,” Mearns said. “They come from near and far but all are capable ball players. Only two weeks into our fall ball season and it’s evident how much skill these first-year players have and will challenge for playing time immediately. Our team dynamic – spearheaded by great leadership from the Class of 2016 – has completely changed with a better culture associated within our program. We are excited how well these newcomers fit our culture and the senior and junior classes have really stepped up to take that next step forward.”
Every Major League Lacrosse offseason features at least two drafts: the collegiate draft and the supplemental draft. The collegiate draft is the more hyped of the two, as the top stars from the college game find out where they will be playing professionally.
The supplemental draft — despite being a staple to the offseason — flies much farther under the radar, and Atlanta Blaze general manager Spencer Ford had an explanation.
Senior defender Kara Martin (Victor), senior goalkeeper Andrea Francisco (West Genesee), and junior midfielder Samantha Brill (Rush-Henrietta) were named the captains of the 2017 Purple Eagles lacrosse team, announced by head coach Wendy Stone on Thursday.
Sweetlax will be hosting teams from Canada and upstate New York featuring 7th and 8th grade players. Between games, local professional lacrosse players Joe Walters, Randy Staats and Mike Manley will be working with each team in offensive and defensive clinics.
What’s it like coaching girls? First of all, they are not girls, they are women. While our younger players are still making that transition to adulthood, they are no longer girls. I am constantly impressed with the maturity our players show, both on the field and off.
John and Fred played together on the 1990 US national team. John has been a successful coach at the high school level and pro level. Fred says, "I would put John along with my Syracuse teammate Mark Burnham on a short list of Lacrosse players you want to have your back in when you found yourself in a situation in which you had to fight your way out."
We will honor their achievement on October 23, 2016, starting at 2:00 pm. The induction ceremony will be held at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse, in the Persian Terrace. You may remember this as the former Hotel Syracuse. Please visit our website at LafayetteSchools.org for more information. Laxers to be inducted:
LaVerne Doctor Class of 1965
Ron Doctor Class of 1967
Bob Shaw Class of 1968
Steve Wood Class of 1967
Bob Storrier Class of 1971
Mike Cornelius Class of 1973
Larry Storrier Class of 1974
Barry Powless Class of 1975
Douglas Knapp Class of 1977
Greg Tarbell Class of 1978
Courtney Hill Morrissey Class of 2001
1960 BOYS LACROSSE TEAM
King Lyons, Sherwin Hill Sr., Gary Demers, Jack Jones, Edwin Cook, Samuel Buck, John Buck, Ed Boutilier. Brian Moore, John Paterson, Erwin Gibson, Lawrence Smith III, John Gonyea, John Chamberlin, Mike Smith, Gene Geiger, Robert Burr, Jr., and Dick Garlock
With a senior laden roster led by 2016 Tewaaraton finalist Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) and defenseman Christian Burgdorf, the Pioneers will bring experience into fall ball and beyond. The top three scorers return from last season and Baptiste is back after finishing fourth in the country in faceoff percentage.
Eddie Coombs has been a powerful figure for the Marist lacrosse community. Even as the players who played alongside Coombs have graduated, he's a key part of the program. Read about his impact in a 2015 IL story here.
Each year, Marist participates in a fallball tournament in his name. Traditionally held at Hatboro-Horsham High School, this year the event is moving up to Poughkeepsie and will also support Marist's women's water polo team, which lost teammate Courtney Fischer in a car accident during the summer.
US Lacrosse and Jemma Everyday have entered into a strategic alliance to work together to inspire women from all walks of life.
Jemma Everyday is lifestyle-oriented website that serves as a resource to help women make well-informed decisions and accomplish their life goals. US Lacrosse will serve as the subject matter expert in topics including women’s lacrosse, sports leadership, women’s sports health and safety and the benefits of participating in team sports.
Five members of the Orange were selected to represent the 2017 team as captains. Redshirt seniors Paolo Ciferri, Evan Molloy and Sergio Salcido as well as seniors Scott Firman and Ben Williams will represent Syracuse this season.
Earlier today, a trade was finalized that sent Deemer Class and Wells Stanwick, along with a 2017 first round collegiate pick (3rd overall) in exchange for 2016 second overall pick, Dylan Donahue and Charlotte's 2017 first round draft pick (6th overall). Careers for Dylan Donahue and Deemer Class in Charlotte and Atlanta respectively, were short lived as both will be making sophomore debuts in new markets.
Former Cornell men's lacrosse standout Max Seibald '09 has authored a children's book, The ABCs of Boys' Lacrosse, which was released by Mascot Books in September. The 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy winner wrote the book along with Joanna Cook Kjellman, the mother of former Northwestern star and two-time Tewaaraton winner Kristen Kjellman Marshall.
When the Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational (LASNAI) was first announced interest came from people all around the lacrosse community. It was going to be played at the same venue as last year’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC), which meant it was in one of the best locations on the planet for a box lacrosse tournament, but beyond that, no one knew all that much about how things would turn out.
Perhaps those qualities are what make Syracuse University women’s lacrosse coaches Gary Gait and Regy Thorpe so successful. The duo, both iconic players during their time, have led the Orange to an overall record of 131-42 over the last eight years.
When the positions opened up back in 2007, both Gait and Thorpe had one major factor that influenced their decisions. They sat down with their daughters, both about to start high school, and asked them if they would want to play lacrosse at Syracuse. Both girls said yes, and so Gait and Thorpe accepted the positions.
Jennie Smarrelli wasn't at tonight's meeting of the Westhill school board.
But more than 200 of her colleagues, friends and students in the district packed a Walberta Park Elementary meeting room to show support for Smarrelli, whose dual job as the district's athletics director and assistant principal at Onondaga Hill Middle School apparently is in jeopardy.
After much speculation about the future of one of Major League Lacrosse's original six franchises, it has been confirmed that the Rattlers will play in Rochester in 2017. Rumors have swirled for months that the team was on the move to Texas — first Houston, then Dallas — but those arrangements have fallen through, at least for this upcoming season. The word was made official this morning to head coach Tim Soudan, who then spoke to several players about staying put in Rochester.
When the 2017 Cornell men's lacrosse team takes the field on Friday night for its annual game against the young alumni, the squad will be put to the test by one of the most completive alumni teams to every compete in the event.
Ed Calkins, US Lacrosse Foundation Board chair, was in the midst of fundraising for the National Campaign for Lacrosse —a $15 million capital campaign which helped result in the construction of new headquarters for US Lacrosse —when he decided on a special initiative. He, like many of his other colleagues, wanted to dedicate a piece of US Lacrosse's new headquarters to a legend of the game.
Immediately, Denver coach and 2002 National Hall of Fame inductee Bill Tierney (Cortland St.) came to mind. Tierney recruited Calkins to Princeton, where they helped fuel the rise of one of lacrosse's most storied programs. It was fitting that Calkins wanted to recognize his former coach.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has signed Dan Lomas and Brine Rice. Both players were selected by Rochester in the 2016 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Lomas agreed to a two-year deal, while Rice signed a one-year contract.