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from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
What have I done for 20 days, you might ask? Well, first of all, I spent a lot of time with my 89-year old parents in Lakeland. We played Scrabble and a game I’d never played before called Trumpet, and we watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Instead of watching Fox News, we watched more hockey than I would have expected. They were real good sports!

from Photographer Chris Beavers
Photos from Le Moyne's 27-1 win over American International on February 19.

from The Wheeling Intelligencer
On Sunday, the Cardinals evened their record at 1-1, while avenging a 2016 one-point loss to Roberts Wesleyan by holding off the Redhawks, 11-10, at Bishop Schmitt Field.

from SUNY Oneonta Athletics
The SUNY Oneonta men's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Misericordia, 9-8, in the season opener for both squads. Junior Phil Fraher maneuvered from behind the goal and managed to get a shot off as he was falling to the ground that found the back of the goal with 1:03 left in overtime.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Most of the action this week centered around the top of the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Women’s Top 20, which featured some shuffling among the heavyweights.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

from Powell Lacrosse
To many fans in the Lone Star State, it’s common to view other sports as something to do when you can’t play football. The pressure on kids to not only play, but win for their hometown, presses heavily on their shoulders. When the culture makes it clear that football is king, is there any room for multisport athletes?

from Inside Lacrosse
The votes are in for the third in-season Maverik Media Poll, and once again Maryland and Denver are tiec atop the rankings. Thanks to their 13-5 win over North Carolina, Johns Hopkins rose to No. 3 and received five first-place votes, while the Tar Heels feel to No. 7. Penn State's notable rise from No. 10 to No. 5 is the storyline of the week as four teams ranked in the Top 10 suffered setbacks.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team will look to knock off Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Monday, February 27th at 5 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

The game will be aired in the state of New York on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and on ACC Network Extra online, accessible to those outside New York.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
GRANVILLE, Ohio – The No. 9 College at Brockport women's lacrosse team opened their 2017 season on Sunday, overcoming a first half deficit to bypass Denison University, 11-5

from Alfred University Athletics
CANTON, NY – Junior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point) shined in the Alfred University men's lacrosse team's season opener Saturday afternoon, tying a 22-year-old school record with nine goals as the Saxons defeated host SUNY Canton, 26-2.

from Canisius Athletics
DENVER – No. 1 Denver used a balanced offensive attack and a stingy defense to remain undefeated on the season as it recorded a 12-0 victory over Canisius in the final game of the Faceoff Classic Sunday at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

from Denver Athletics
Junior Colton McCaffrey and 2016 Tewaaraton Finalist Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) both finished with four points in spearheading Denver's (4-0) attack as McCaffrey tallied a pair of goals and assists while Cannizzaro ended with one goal and three helpers.
Sunday February 26, 2017 11:15AM
from Le Moyne Athletics
Cincinnati, Ohio – Sophomore midfielder Josh Slowinski (Clarence) scored with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the top-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team an 8-7 win over eighth-ranked Lindenwood University on Saturday afternoon at Mt. St. Joseph University's Schueler Field. http://www.justlacrosse.com/17photos/.jpg">

from Syracuse Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Freshman Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) scored three goals to lead No. 5/5 Syracuse to a 17-8 victory against Massachusetts on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Carrier Dome. The win extends the Orange's winning streak to start the season to four games.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – The #12/13 UAlbany men’s lacrosse outscored its opponent by 11 in the final three quarters to take a 19-8 victory over Drexel in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

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from Syracuse Orange YouTube

from Colgate College Athletics
HAMILTON – Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) scored a season-high five goals and added another assist to lead Colgate to a rain-soaked blowout of Siena, 16-8, Saturday afternoon at Beyer-Small '76 Field.

from the Democrat & Chronicle
How Rochester area teams and Section 5 alums faired on Saturday, February 25th.

from Ithaca College Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 19 Ithaca College women's lacrosse program got its 2017 season underway when it welcomed Skidmore College to a rain and wind-swept Higgins Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Battling inclement conditions and a motivated Thoroughbreds side gunning to make a statement on the opening weekend of the season, the Bombers prevailed in a 12-9 victory to get the year off on the right foot.

from St. Bonaventure Athletics
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's lacrosse team earned its first win of the 2017 season Saturday afternoon, defeating the Army Black Knights 12-11

from The Daily Orange
Ben Williams never missed a game in his college career. The consistent faceoff specialist who’s cementing himself inside SU record books has a career win-percentage of 65 the X. If there was one thing Syracuse could expect every week, it was winning the majority of faceoffs. Forty minutes prior to the opening faceoff, Syracuse ruled out Williams with an undisclosed injury.

from The Daily Orange
“I’m very happy with (Asa’s) play,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “But I’m sure she’d like to have some of those passes back. She’ll watch film, she’ll she what the situation was, and she’ll learn from it.”

from the Buffalo Bandits
Three names, five assists and one clutch goal led the Buffalo Bandits (3-5) to victory over the Toronto Rock (5-3) as Alex-Kedoh Hill netted a game-winning goal with just 2:09 remaining in regulation to power the Bandits to their second consecutive victory.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks used a six-goal fourth quarter to defeat the Vancouver Stealth 12-8 tonight at the Langley Events Centre. Defenseman Brad Gillies scored the game-winner with under three minutes to play as the second-year pro finished the night with a career-high two goals.

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from Army West Point Athletics
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - David Symmes fired a shot past Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy with 0.5 seconds left as the Army West Point men's lacrosse team upset sixth-ranked Syracuse, 14-13, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

from Syracuse Athletics
For the second-straight game, the No. 6 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (2-1) found itself trailing big early on, battled its way back and had the game decided in the final seconds.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse cruised to its fourth blowout win in as many games this season, topping Massachusetts, 17-8, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

from Hobart Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y. – The Hobart College lacrosse team used a 5-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from Cornell 16-8 in a non-conference game on Boswell Field this afternoon. The win was the Statesmen's first win over the Big Red since 2004, when Hobart won 12-10 on McCooey Field.

from Marist Athletics
VESTAL, New York - After a one-hour delay fewer than five minutes into the contest, the Marist men's lacrosse team hit its stride in the third quarter to defeat Binghamton, 11-8, on a rainy afternoon Feb. 25.

from Marist Athletics
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Marist women's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the 2017 season with a 13-9 road triumph over Vermont on Feb. 25. Saturday's win was Marist's (1-2) third straight against the Catamounts, which fell to 0-4 so far this season.

from RIT Athletics
ROCHESTER, NY – The No. 2 RIT (2-0) men's lacrosse team defeated No. 10 Stevenson University (0-1), 16-13 in non-conference action from RIT's Turf Field Saturday afternoon. It is the fourth straight win for RIT over Stevenson.

from RPI Athletics
TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team scored 12 straight goals, including the only eight of the third quarter, and the No. 13 Engineers opened the 2017 season with a 17-10 victory over Keene State College in a non-league game at East Campus Stadium.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- To Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko the shot was "very surprising." Army head coach Joe Alberici described it as "organic."

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from Canisius Athletics
DENVER, Colo. – Marcus Ward scored four goals and Chris Walsch added three to lead Air Force to a 15-10 victory over Canisius in the opening game of the Pioneer Faceoff Classic Saturday at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

from Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team, led by head coach Tucker Kear, looks for a return to the Liberty League playoffs as the Thoroughbreds begin the 2017 campaign. They start their season on Saturday on the road against Babson.

from Cornell Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y. – Hobart senior goalie Jackson Brown made 18 saves to lead the Statesmen to a 16-8 victory this afternoon over the Cornell men's lacrosse team at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. With the win, Hobart improves to 2-1 on the season and snaps a 12-game losing streak to the Big Red. The loss sends the Big Red to 0-2 on the season.
Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30AM
from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
HANOVER, N.H. - The Binghamton women's lacrosse team heads to Hanover, New Hampshire Saturday, February 25 for a non-league matchup against Dartmouth. The game is set for a 12 p.m. start time.

from Elmira College Athletics
ASTON, Pa. -- The Elmira College men's lacrosse team opened the 2017 campaign this afternoon on the road at Neumann University's Turf Field Stadium in Aston, Pennsylvania. Despite a fairly even stat sheet, the Soaring Eagles came up just short in today's season-opener by an 11-9 final score.

from RPI Athletics
GAMEDAY (Feb. 25, 2017): The Engineers make their season debut with a non-league contest against Keene State at East Campus Stadium ... The Owls opened their schedule with a 16-13 win at Western New England on Tuesday.

from The Daily Orange
For the third consecutive year, Army will travel 215 miles north to the Carrier Dome for a date with Syracuse. The No. 6 Orange (2-0) host unranked Army Saturday at noon, a week before each team begins conference play. The Cadets (2-1) beat Nick Mariano’s former school, Massachusetts, 9-2 in the season opener, lost at then-No. 18 Rutgers then routed Virginia Military Institute on Tuesday. SU won its first two games against Siena and Albany.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of Saturday’s matchup.

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from Syracuse.com
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association targeted that loophole because of concern that playing two games in one day was too taxing on the athletes. With strong support from its membership the group has presented a proposal to the NCAA that would change the wording in the applicable regulation from allowing 17 dates of competition to 17 games, period.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist men’s lacrosse team (2-1) will play the final contest of a four-game road trip when it battles Binghamton (1-0) at 1 p.m. Feb. 25. There will be a free live stream of the game on AmericaEast.TV and live stats will be available.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (1-0) will host Marist (2-1) in a non-conference matchup this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist women’s lacrosse team (0-2) will travel to Burlington, Vermont, to play its third game of the season against the Catamounts (0-3). Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. Feb. 25. The contest will be streamed for free on AmericaEast.TV.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – The #12/13 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will play its second straight road contest to begin the season, heading to Philadelphia to take on Drexel on Saturday, February 25th at 1 p.m.

from CaseyPowellLacrosse.com
I’m glad I force myself to put pen to paper and record some of the early downfalls of becoming an NCAA lacrosse Coach. You have to reflect on each one and then move on to pursue success every single day. The Jacksonville University Dolphins lacrosse team is winless after three games. We lost two by one goal. I already forgot about the other game but it wasn’t quite as close.

from Syracuse.com
The Syracuse men's and women's lacrosse teams will again put on some back-to-back entertainment Saturday in the Carrier Dome. At noon, the No. 6 men (2-0) will host Army. At 4 p.m., the No. 5 women (3-0) will face Massachusetts.

from Syracuse.com
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association targeted that loophole because of concern that playing two games in one day was too taxing on the athletes. With strong support from its membership the group has presented a proposal to the NCAA that would change the wording in the applicable regulation from allowing 17 dates of competition to 17 games, period.

from Canisius Athletics
The Canisius women’s lacrosse team will open home play with a matchup against Columbia Saturday, Feb. 25, from the Demske Sports Complex. The Blue and Gold are coming off of an 18-6 loss to No. 5 Syracuse last Saturday, while gaining a 15-11 win over Oregon on Feb. 13.

from Syracuse Athletics
Tickets and parking are free for women's lacrosse games. Fans can watch the game on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ACC Network Extra. The game will also be broadcast live on ESPN 1200AM and WJPZ 89.1FM. Saturday's game is part of a doubleheader with the Orange men's lacrosse team, which takes on Army at Noon.

Syracuse vs. Massachusetts
Game Details Saturday, Feb. 25 Syracuse, N.Y. | 4 p.m.
Game Coverage TV: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel | ACC Network Extra
Radio: ESPN 1200 AM | WJPZ 89.1 FM
Twitter: @cuse | @CuseWLAX | Live Stats
Syracuse Links Notes | News | Roster  | Schedule
Massachusetts Links News | Roster | Schedule

 

from Syracuse Athletics
A series featuring two of the top five most winningest programs in Division I lacrosse, Syracuse and Army West Point set to face off for the 64th time, with the Black Knights controlling the all-time series, 39-24.

#6 Syracuse vs. Army West Point
Game Details Saturday, Feb. 25 | Carrier Dome | Noon
Game Coverage Live Coverage: Stats
Watch: TWCS |  ACC Network Extra
Listen: Cuse.com | TK99/105 | Syracuse IMG Sports Network | WAER
Tickets: Season | Single Game
Twitter: @CuseMLAX
Instagram: @CuseMLAX
Facebook: /CuseMLAX
Syracuse Links News | Roster Schedule | Game Notes
Army Links News Roster | Schedule 

 

from Army West Point Athletics
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army West Point men's lacrosse team is on the road for the third consecutive weekend with a visit to sixth-ranked Syracuse on Saturday for a 12 p.m. start. Saturday's game is going to be featured around the state of New York on Time Warner Cable Sports, while also being offered online through ACC Network Extra and WatchESPN.

from Canisius Athletics
BUFFALO – Canisius travels to Colorado this weekend to take part in the Pioneer Faceoff Classic, hosted by the University of Denver.

from The Capital Gazette
The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced Thursday that Paul Cantabene (Irondequoit), one of the greatest players in Major League Lacrosse history, will join the organization as assistant coach for the 2017 season. Cantabene will serve as offensive coordinator for Brian Reese, who is entering his second season as head coach.

from Syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse lacrosse freshman defender Nick DiPietro has been in this situation before. He's the young gun thrust into a growing role on a team with players up to six years older than himself.
Friday February 24, 2017 9:10AM
from The Cornell Daily Sun
Lacrosse fans do not have to go far this weekend to witness history; the Cornell men’s lacrosse team travels an hour north to Geneva to take on Hobart to continue Division I’s oldest lacrosse rivalry.

When the teams face off at noon on Saturday, the game will be the 137th all-time meeting between the two, a rivalry that began in 1896. The Statesmen (1-1) were promoted from Division III to Division I in 1995 to protect rivalries against Cornell (0-1) and Syracuse.

from The Cornell Daily Sun
Fresh off a decisive season-opening victory against Villanova, the No. 14/15 Cornell women’s lacrosse team looks to continue gaining steam as it takes on the No. 6 Penn St. Nittany Lions on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.

from NunesMagician.com
The Black Knights come into the game at 2-1 with wins over VMI and an 0-2 UMass team. The one loss on the record is due to a close 10-12 game versus Rutgers. Army came into the Carrier Dome with the exact same record against the exact same teams last year.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Academy, powered by Under Armour® and UR Medicine, announced today their summer lacrosse camp schedule. Knighthawks standout and former RIT All-American Brad Gillies headlines all-star cast of instructors who will work the pair of Knighthawks camps.

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from Hobart Athletics
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College lacrosse team will host the 136th meeting with Cornell University on Boswell Field on Saturday, Feb. 25. The opening faceoff is scheduled for noon.

from Elmira College Athletics
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Last spring, the Elmira College men's lacrosse team won four games, the most by the Soaring Eagles since the 2011 campaign; however, the Purple and Gold have their eyes set on an even bigger 2017.

from the Buffalo News
"Just before the first game against New England, the coaches told me I'd play one or two games over the weekend," Edwards said. "Then at the shootaround, Coach Cordingley said, 'You are in tonight. Be ready to take faceoffs.'

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Blaze Riorden had the odd distinction of dressing for a National Lacrosse League game last Sunday having scored more goals as a field lacrosse goaltender than as an indoor pro forward.

from the Buffalo Bandits
The Buffalo Bandits (2-5) will look to harness the momentum from a thrilling 16-15 overtime victory against the New England Black Wolves as they prepare to take on the Toronto Rock (5-2) at KeyBank Center on Saturday night.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
The Rochester Knighthawks’ three-game road trip continues Saturday, Feb. 25 with a trip to Langley, BC to battle the Vancouver Stealth. Faceoff at the Langley Events Centre is slated for 10:00 p.m. EST.
Thursday February 23, 2017 10:40AM
from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
The Binghamton Women's lacrosse team beat Colgate 16-12 Wednesday night at Beyer-Small '76 field. The win is the first of their 2017 season and the first time they have beaten the Raiders in four years.

from Colgate Athletics
O'Hanlon needed just 35 career games to record her 100th point after netting nine points to open up the 2017 season. O'Hanlon is the first Raider to record 100 points as a junior since Courtney Miller '12 and is the first midfielder with 100 points since Allison Flood '14.

from Roberts Wesleyan Athletics
Alex Bianchi (Aquinas Institute) of the men's lacrosse team has earned East Coast Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week honors.

from Inside Lacrosse
New York and Maryland lead the nation with five programs apiece, followed by Connecticut (4) and Pennsylvania (3). Florida, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Ontario, New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana are also represented in the initial rankings.

from The Daily Orange
What now constitutes as “experienced” on Syracuse’s defense is less than a year spent as a starter.

Evan Molloy, a backup 10 months ago, now barks orders from the net as a grizzled guru. Injuries and graduation have forced the redshirt senior into the leadership position on a defense with a former fourth man, a fresh-faced sophomore and transitioning long-stick midfielder. Molloy has an approach manicured over years of goaltending: Be really, really loud.

from Powell Lacrosse
For teams like Syracuse, Navy, and Johns Hopkins, taking the field comes with a sense of “this isn’t my first rodeo.” Varsity lacrosse is over one-hundred years old for some of the country’s most historic programs. Yet, until recent years, the game started to spin its wheels while trying to find traction in the American sports market. Universities weren’t quick to commit to hosting men’s or women’s lacrosse teams and the fans became accustomed to seeing the same helmets on the field, year after year.

from Dr. Fred Opie
Fred Opie was a division 1 student athlete. He's been a college professor for more than fifteen years. He shares what great students do. He discusses classroom strategies, office Hours, time management, study skills

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from Cornell Athletics
THE MATCHUP: The Big Red men's lacrosse team will take on Hobart in the 138th meeting between the two programs when the teams meet on Saturday, Feb. 25 on Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Face-off is set for 12:00 p.m.

from SUNY Brockport Athletics
A year ago, head coach Ben Wineburg's squad rose to the challenge, hosting their first-ever SUNYAC playoff contest after earning the No. 2 seed and finishing State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play with a 4-2 mark. Wineburg, who was tabbed the SUNYAC Coach of the Year, led his squad to a runner-up finish in the Conference Tournament Championship, narrowly missing against SUNY Cortland.

from RIT Athletics
Seniors Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) and Jon Berg (Chester, NJ/Mendham) of the RIT men's lacrosse team, were named Liberty League Offensive and Defensive Performers of the Week for the week on Monday, for the week ending Feb. 19, 2017. It is the first honor of the season for both.

from Thompson Brothers Lacrosse
There are many dynamics to an offense in lacrosse including offensive plays, schemes, natural talents, speed, stick skills, etc. But, the most important ability of them all is the ability to finish around the net and score a goal. No matter the situation or how pretty of a move you make you need to be able to finish to put an another point up on the scoreboard. It can be a difficult thing to do, especially at the higher levels when the goalie and defenses ability increases. Below are some tips and techniques to help improve your inside finishing.

from Army West Point Athletics

from College Sports Beat

from Major League Lacrosse
A quick perusal of the "hometown" column on the Syracuse University lacrosse roster is a good way to test your knowledge of small towns in Western New York and Long Island.

That was certainly the case when Brandon Mullins arrived at Syracuse in the fall of 2011. A native of Coppell, TX, Mullins caught the eye of coaches from Syracuse, despite the wealth of talent in New York, and went on to earn All-ACC honors there. Now with the Boston Cannons, Mullins is proof that the Dallas area and Texas are emerging as a source of elite lacrosse talent.

from the Buffalo Bandits
There were some very entertaining moments this past weekend with the Buffalo Bandits splitting their home-and-home series against New England. Not to be outdone with creative playmaking and goals scored, the goaltending, defense and transition had their share of great moments – and that goes for both the Bandits and Black Wolves.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Rochester Knighthawks’ three-game road trip continues Saturday, Feb. 25 with a trip to Langley, BC to battle the Vancouver Stealth. Faceoff at the Langley Events Centre is slated for 10:00 p.m. EST.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Fairport High School (NY) 2017 attack Erica Weir has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Gannon University.

from LaxAllStars.com
The first and last stop I make at every convention I go to is to the booth run by stick maker Alf Jacques. If I had my way, the sheer history that he always displays on two humble tables would be enshrined behind glass at the Smithsonian.

from Buffalo St. Athletics
Buffalo State will host a Lacrosse Clinic on Sunday, February 26th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Buffalo State Sports Arena for girls ages 13-18. The skills sessions will be split into field players and goalies and are in the morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The skills taught will include mechanics, stick skills, developing speed/agility, game sense/strategy, goal tending and other fundamentals of women's lacrosse. The clinic will conclude with tournament style play.
Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:35AM
from Dom Starsia / Inside Lacrosse
I am very proud of my two older children. They are both strong advocates for a number of social justice issues, and I wish I had more of the courage of their convictions . . . When they (and my daughter-in-law Pam) asked me to write a letter to Inside Lacrosse in an attempt to raise awareness for Native American issues, especially surrounding the DAPL, I was quick to oblige.

from LaxRecords.com
West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) junior Mikey Berkman posted the best game of 2017, thus far, with a 17-point game against Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) on Feb. 15. The Syracuse commit dished out 11 assists and scored six goals in the victory.

from Marist Athletics
The Marist women’s lacrosse team fell to no. 7 Stony Brook, 19-3, in its 2017 home opener Feb. 21. The Red Foxes dropped to 0-2, while the Seawolves moved to 3-0.

from Marist Athletics
Junior Gannon Morrison scored a pair of goals and J.D. Recor (Lancaster) dished out three assists to keep their point streaks going. Freshman Peyton Smith was dominant in the faceoff X, winning 11 of 12, and he collected a team-high eight ground balls.

from The Ithacan
“When the injury happened, I knew because it is such a distinct feeling,” Runyon said. “It happened in the beginning of the game, and I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to try and walk, and if I can walk on it, then I can run on it, and then I’ll go back in the game.’”

from Siena Athletics
In a game which featured a combined 33 goals and 94 shots, #6/7 Virginia defeated Siena Lacrosse 20-13 in Charlottesville. The 13 goals scored by the Saints were the program's most scored in 24 all-time games vs. nationally ranked opponents.

from The Daily Orange
To avoid an upset loss to Albany, to surmount an early 6-1 deficit and to finish a game before overtime, Syracuse needed a score. With under three seconds left, it was Nate Solomon, not senior Jordan Evans, who emerged from behind the cage and hit Nick Mariano with a 10-yard pass. Syracuse’s senior stroked the game-winner.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
Brockport High School 2018 attack b>Tori Lammes has made a verbal commitment to play Division II lacrosse at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

from TopLaxRecruits.com
LaFayette High School 2019 midfield Carha Williams has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Butler University.

from Brian Witmer / LaxAllStars.com
While I loved playing college lacrosse, I’m here to talk about what you should be doing after college lacrosse – you should go play lacrosse in Australia. I can try to explain exactly why I loved playing in college, but odds are that the reader has also played college lacrosse, and I’m preaching to the choir. Again, I’m not here to talk college lacrosse.

I’m here to talk about lacrosse in Australia, and as it so happens, there’s a club that actually wants YOU to come play for them!

from US Lacrosse
While perusing my Facebook feed, I came across a video of Russian youth hockey athletes’ off-ice training program. Social media provides the opportunity to stay connected, but it can also feed into the desire to be certain your kids are keeping up with the Jones' (and the Russians). My concern after viewing the video was how many parents will watch this and think "I need to get my kid training like this" or "my kid already has a training program more intense than this".

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from JustLacrosse Upstate
Very recently LaxPower (and their parent company, Active Network) released a list of changes that have been made or are coming soon the their site. Many of the changes being made will affect which of their services will still be available at their website, and those that will only be available by reaching LaxPower though their new App. Still others will only be available behind a pay wall to monthly or yearly subscribers. Because of these changes, there will be changes in what we can provide at JustLacrosse Upstate.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
Davos is in her seventh season with UAlbany, serving as the first assistant under head coach John Battaglino since her hiring. She is the team’s first associate head coach since Battaglino served in the same capacity in 2009.

from RPI Athletics
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team will have four senior captains, 21st-year head coach Jim Townsend has announced. Leading RPI throughout the 2017 season, which begins on Saturday, will be Chaz Bell, Matt Hall, Breanainn McNeally and Mark Surgent. This the first season as captains for each of them.

from the NEAC
SUNY Polytechnic earned seven first-place votes while finishing with 78 total points to top the poll. The Wildcats will see the return of seven starters, including the 2016 NEAC Offensive Player of the Year Krysta Beha (Marcy). Beha was tied with fellow returner and First Team All-Conference selection Mari Ames (West Carthage) for the league lead in points (86) while Beha finished second in the NEAC in goals (57) and assists (29). Beha, a senior midfielder, also added 60 groundballs and 66 draw controls in a year in which she became the first Wildcat to score 100 career goals.

from The Daily Orange
With 10 seconds on the clock against Binghamton, freshman Bella Recchion had the ball in her stick. As the clock ticked down, she wound her stick back and shot the ball. It flew past the goalie and hit the back of the net as the final buzzer echoed through the Carrier Dome.

from the Rochester Knighthawks
Forty-six photos from Saturday's game.
Tuesday February 21, 2017 11:45AM
from Niagara Athletics
The Niagara Purple Eagles lacrosse team kicked off the 2017 season in commanding fashion, routing the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 18-5 Monday afternoon at Niagara Field. Niagara scored its most goals since an 18-12 win over Manhattan on Apr. 18, 2015, and had its largest margin of victory since a 23-5 win over Howard back on March 8, 2009.

from Army West Point Athletics
The Army West Point men's lacrosse team opened its home slate Monday with a 20-5 win over VMI at Michie Stadium.

from Marist Athletics
Coming off a win at no. 14 Air Force, the Marist men’s lacrosse team (2-0) will have one of its quickest turnarounds of 2017 when it plays Princeton (1-0) for the first time in program history at 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be the third of a four-game road trip and will be carried on Ivy League Digital Network. A free audio broadcast and live stats will also be available.

from Siena Athletics
Siena Women’s Lacrosse dropped their season opener to the 2015 and 2016 Big South Conference Champions Winthrop 11-10 on Sunday afternoon. This was the first meeting between the two programs.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Following a weekend of wild finishes, the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Men's Top 20 remained largely unchanged, with some exceptions near the bottom of the rankings and the ouster (for now) of one notable team from Durham. Undefeated Denver, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins all held serve in the Top 5.

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from SUNY Albany Athletics
BALTIMORE – With a historic 10-goal performance against Yale, Sarah Martin was selected as the Player of the Week by US Lacrosse Magazine. This is the first time that Martin was chosen for this national honor. Also today, she was named the America East Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

from SUNY Albany Athletics
After leading the Great Danes’ offense to its first victories of the season, Sarah Martin and Sam Tortora have each been recognized with America East weekly honors by the league. Martin has been named the America East Offensive Co-Player of the Week while Tortora has been selected as the league’s rookie of the week.

from Syracuse Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Syracuse freshman Morgan Widner ranks first in the nation in draw controls per game, according to the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse statistics released on Monday, Feb. 20. The Orange rank among the top 10 in the country in six different statistical categories.

from Syracuse Athletics
After making nine saves in the Orange's win over No. 12 Albany, including a stretch of six-straight during a 31-minute Great Danes scoreless streak where 'Cuse erased a five-goal deficit, Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.

from Hobart Athletics
Hobart College senior attackman Frank Brown (Silver Creek) was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week today.

from Denver Athletics
DENVER (DU/BIG EAST) – [1/1] University of Denver men’s lacrosse attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week, and junior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.) earned his first weekly conference award of the campaign following Denver’s win over [14/15] Duke on Saturday afternoon in-front of the 15-straight sellout at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

from The MAAC
Offensive Player of the Week:Conor Kearnan, Canisius
Kearnan posted career highs in goals (4), assists (5) and points (9) to lead Canisius to a 13-8 victory over Dartmouth in its season opener Saturday. He notched first man down goal of his career in second quarter and assisted on each of the Griffs final three tallies in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Defensive Player of the Week: Brian Corrigan, Marist
Corrigan made 16 saves and allowed just four goals when Marist defeated no. 14 Air Force in a road game Feb. 18. He picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover in the 10-4 Red Foxes victory. Corrigan helped the Marist defense hold the Falcons scoreless on six extra man opportunities in the contest.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team will be holding Prospect Day Clinic open to all 2018-19 graduates on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cortland campus. The clinic is conducted by Cortland head coach Steve Beville and his staff. Registration opens at 9 a.m.

from Marist Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist women’s lacrosse team will host no. 7 Stony Brook in its home opener at 4 p.m. Feb. 21. The contest will be streamed live from Tenney Stadium on the Red Fox Network and live stats will be available.

from Canisius Athletics
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference today announced Canisius junior goalkeeper Rebecca VanLaeken as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after posting nine saves in a 15-11 victory at Oregon last Monday afternoon, while recording 14 saves in a 18-6 loss to No. 5 Syracuse Saturday.

from NLL.com
The Toronto Rock were at a crossroads following the 2016 National Lacrosse League season. This perennial contending franchise finished last in the East Division, saw captain Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson retire, and faced injuries to its roster. Change was needed - fast.

from SUNY Binghamton Athletics
VESTAL, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Tanner Cosens (Maine-Endwell) has been named the America East Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19. It marks the first time in his career that he has earned the conference's weekly accolade.

from LaxPower

from IWLCA.org
After a flurry of early season upsets, the first regular season poll features the same top five as the preseason poll, with Florida and Southern California flipping spots, and three previously unranked teams making their top-20 debut for 2017.

from LaxAllStars.com
Welcome to Week 2 of the JuCo Report – it’s going to be a memorable 2017 season, I can feel it already. Of the 28 teams playing NJCAA men’s lacrosse in 2017, not one has played a game yet. So let’s keep on prepping for the season with a look at the 2016 rings, a new coach at Nassau, big upcoming games, what Genesee brings back in 2017, some more sweet gear, and a link back to last week’s preseason poll post. Plenty of good stuff there as well!


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