Andrew Chadderdon, Sr., Midfield – Le Moyne: Chadderdon was Mr. Clutch for the Dolphins, scoring the game-winner in all three tourney games on the way to the title. He finished with 31 goals and 18 assists, making him the leading returning scorer for Le Moyne.
The ninth annual 21 Dinner, which annually celebrates the life and legacy of George Boiardi, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Michael Jordan's The Steak House NYC, located at the Balcony of Grand Central Terminal in New York city. Registration for the event closes on Friday, Jan. 24.
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association descends on Baltimore this week for their annual convention, and though a variety of topics are up for discussion, including potential rule changes and the NCAA Tournament process, early recruiting will once again be at the forefront. Unlike prior years, however, there maybe a glimmer of hope for change moving forward.
The 2015 and 2016 men's and women's NCAA championships will be held in Philadelphia, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The men's final four returns to Lincoln Financial Field, host of the 2013 final four, while the women's tournament will take place at PPL Park in nearby Chester, Pa.
The team will welcome Megan Breau, Samantha Brill, Jillian Ford, Grace Hunt, Cailyn Negus, Olivia Renner and Jordan Wilson for the 2015 season. We are very excited to announce the signing of these seven student-athletes," Stone said. "The signing of this, our second, recruiting class represents another step forward for our program as we work to take the Niagara Women's Lacrosse program to new heights. We are expecting big things from this group on the field, in the classroom and within the Niagara community. We could not be happier to officially welcome them into the Purple Eagle Lacrosse Family."
The Rochester Rattlers selected 11 players in the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Most notably 2009 Cascade Rookie of the Year Dan Hardy was selected in the third round and MLL veteran midfielder Matt Casey in the ninth round. A former Rattler, Hardy will re-join teammates Ryan Clarke and Jason LaShomb who were also selected in the draft.
Away from the clanking of cowbells and the chanting of the capacity crowd, Tim Knab shared a special moment in the vacated hallways of The Blue Cross Arena. As Cody Jamieson notched the ninth goal of the night to clinch the 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship, Tim knelt down and hugged his son, Dylan.
Head coach John Desko's Orange received 28 points in balloting among the ACC's six head coaches. Reigning NCAA Champion Duke and defending ACC champion North Carolina each received 27 points and were selected second. Virginia (16), Notre Dame (15) and Maryland (13) were selected to finish fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
The Face-Off Yearbook rankings are a subjective ranking agreed upon by the entire IL staff. They're a consensus built from an analysis of last year's results, graduated and returning players, new additions and other offseason events that have impacted each team since the end of 2013.
US Lacrosse has named Brown University men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany (LaFayette) a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. Tiffany will join roughly 200 of the sport’s best coaches and officials as presenters at the largest professional development event in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators Jan. 10-12, 2014, in Philadelphia.
The Rochester Knighthawks will conclude their preseason schedule with two games in two days this weekend. The back-to-back National Lacrosse League champs will battle the Toronto Rock and Calgary Roughnecks.
This year’s Player Pool is no different and one name stands out above all the 506 names eligible to be drafted. Devon Wills has been one of the best goalkeepers in the women’s game, establishing records at Dartmouth and helping the U.S. Women’s team win two FIL World Cup Titles and earning several accolades along the way.
After winning her second World Cup gold medal in four years, U.S. women's national team goalie Devon Wills decided another four years would be too long to wait for her next big competitive challenge. On Wednesday, Wills hopes to become the first woman in Major League Lacrosse.
Four members of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team have been named to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America Team. Junior defenseman Sean Young headlined the Orange's selections, earning third-team honors. Redshirt junior midfielder Henry Schoonmaker senior long-stick midfielder Matt Harris and redshirt sophomore defenseman Brandon Mullins received honorable mention nods.
Siena Lacrosse Head Coach John Svec has named four student athletes as his program's 2014 team captains. Red-shirt seniors Mike Battaglia and Kyle Curry, red-shirt junior Richie Hurley and junior Ryan Mallon have been selected to lead the team both on and off the field this spring.
Stevenson broke through with its first-ever NCAA championship last spring, and return a defense anchored by do-it-all defender Callum Robinson. Kyle Aquin got RIT to the finals against the Mustangs and turned heads with a monster 7-goal performance to cap a 65-goal season. Cortland's Joe Slavik Dickinson's Brian Cannon and Cabrini's Cory Elmer are all waiting in the wings with enough chutzpah and talent to have real shots at leading their teams to one of those championship weekend spots in Baltimore. And because of this fact, they're all in the running for our Preseason Player of the Year vote.
For Billy Rebman, it’s simple. “Red, white and blue,” the Team USA general manager said when asked what makes the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship different from other lacrosse events. There’s nothing like it. Some of these guys have won college and pro championships, but there’s nothing like being one of the 23 to represent your country against the world.”
There are hundreds of things to see and do in the Mile High City and nearby Rocky Mountains. For more information go to VisitDenver.com, the city’s official visitor website. Denver365, the city’s year-round event calendar is also a great source for even more things to do before, during and after the tournament.
US Lacrosse today announced its partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and ArbiterSports, a game management solutions provider that streamlines the process of coordinating games, assigning officials, and paying participants. A one-year partnership has been signed with anticipation of annual renewal.
Looking for the perfect gift for your lacrosse player? If you are in the greater Syracuse are this weekend be sure to stop by the Rhino New York headquarters for an unbelievable sale!
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On Tuesday, November 12, at the New York Athletic Club, the US Lacrosse Foundation presented an evening with Coach Richie Meade in support of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team. Co-hosted by Andy Kraus, Garth Appelt and the Lowe Family, it was a wonderful gathering of friends and supporters to hear Coach Meade’s vision for Team USA and understand what it takes to wear the red, white and blue.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and Team Canada Lacrosse announce today the selection of Scott Teeter as the Head Coach for the 2015 Under-19 Women's Field National team. Teeter, a resident of Orchard Park, N.Y. and current head coach of the Canisius College's women's lacrosse team, will return as head coach for the U-19 Women's Field Team Canada for a second time.
The Syracuse Orange is ranked No. 2 in the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Top 20, released Monday, Dec. 9. It marks the fourth time in the last six years the Orange has been ranked either first or second in the annual publication.
Head coach John Desko said the location of the game is a nod of appreciation to former Syracuse All-American Liam Banks and a chance to help the Orange recruit in an area of the country where the sport is growing in popularity.
“I am excited to have an opportunity to work with the Denver organization and be a part of Coach O'Hara's staff,” Thorpe said. “He is truly one of the best minds in the game and the opportunity to work with him once again was one that I couldn't pass up. Also, I am looking forward to work with the legendary Tony Seaman. I have heard great things about Jon Cohen as well and look forward to being on the sideline with him. I know expectations are always high in Denver and can't wait to get in the trenches with the Outlaws.”
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council and Kennesaw State University, announced Fifth Third Bank Stadium, in Kennesaw, Ga., as the venue for the 2014 MLL Championship Game on August 23.
On Saturday, former Colgate midfielder John Donnally completed a 4,000 mile bike ride across the United States with a victory lap around Homewood Field on the Johns Hopkins campus. The event was the culimination of a 62-day journey to raise awareness about tick borne diseases. Donnally has suffered from Lyme Disease since he was nine, and saw an opportunity to make a difference.
The back-to-back World Champion Rochester Knighthawks are hosting a Boys Winter Lacrosse Clinic from December 26-27. The clinic will be held at Brighton Sports Zone, located at 3196 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, and will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon both days.
Andrew Baxter – Assistant Coach Yale University; Brighton High School ‘96 - Baxter has coached at Ohio State University, Drexel University and Colgate University before coming to Yale in 2013. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Baxter graduated from Brighton High School in 1996. He currently resides in Milford, CT with wife Marika and daughter Rae.
Peter Milliman – Assistant Coach Cornell University; Brighton High School ‘96 - A native of Rochester, N.Y., Milliman spent four seasons as the head coach at Division II Pfeiffer, where he amassed a record of 37-26 as his teams improved their win total each year. During his tenure with the Falcons, he was twice named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year.
Milliman has also played professionally with the Rochester Rattlers for 4 seasons.
We recently caught up with SweetLax Upstate director Kevin Martin as he made his way through Baltimore. Kevin's quickly helped grow the Rochester-based branch of SweetLax into one of the most recognized club squads on the summer and fall recruiting trails, with a high percentage of his players committed or already playing at elite Division I colleges.
Ugh. I’ve heard too many variations of this post’s title when I ref U9, U11, U13, and U15 boys lacrosse games. I’ve noticed that the new parents shout out what they perceive as incorrect calls and no-calls. Typically, the moms cry “foul!” when their child gets body-checked, and the dads shout “no way!” when their child is called for an illegal body-check. These shout outs indicate a lack of understand of the various youth boys lacrosse rules on proper body contact at each level.
With the graduation of two-time Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann from Maryland and Honda Award winner Kara Cannizzaro from North Carolina, the field of women's lacrosse potential player of the year candidates is wide open. Interestingly, with Syracuse and Notre Dame joining the ACC this spring, all five candidates (two from the Orange, one each from the Irish, Maryland and North Carolina) call that conference home.
The night began with the NLL Hall of Fame induction ceremony for former Knighthawks goalie Pat O’Toole. O’Toole, who played 16 seasons in the NLL, was the only player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, making the event even more special for the Knighthawks and the NLL.
Shawn Williams scored the game-winning goal with 1:28 remaining as the Buffalo Bandits erased a six-goal deficit to overtake the Philadelphia Wings 16-15 on Saturday in front of 1,989 fans at First Niagara Center.
“These games are going to be real important. I think we’re going to let some guys go tomorrow, [but] I don’t think we’re going to let everybody go,” Dietrich said. “We will maybe get another look at some guys next Saturday [against Edmonton], but, between this week and next week, everyone [who has not made the team] will be let go.”
Little Johnny’s Christmas wish-list might look like the annual Lax World spring catalogue, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy him everything he asks for. In fact, you should really make every effort to avoid buying him items that will either A) collect nothing but dust, B) get him beaten up on the playground, as my wife likes to say, or C) break your wallet.
For a preseason game, tonight’s National Lacrosse League game at The Blue Cross Arena had all the drama of a playoff game. In a rematch of the 2013 East Division Finals, the Minnesota Swarm avenged their playoff loss to Rochester by downing the Knighthawks 16-15.
A newly formed club program on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation, the Akwesasne Attack, is giving rising Iroquois players a chance to play together in tournament settings and gain valuable exposure to college recruiters.
"We are pleased to have Billy back for another two years," Dietrich said. "He is one of the premiere defenders in the NLL and we look forward to Billy being a core piece in a revamped defensive unit that we hope will lead us back to the playoffs and the NLL Championship."
The Cornell Department of Athletics and Physical Education has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014 men's lacrosse season. The slate is an exciting one, highlighted by six home games – including contests against Virginia and Syracuse at Schoellkopf Field – as well as a road trip to first-time opponent Michigan. As always, the Big Red schedule will also feature the ever-competitive Ivy League conference games, several games with traditional rivals and the fifth season of the Ivy League Tournament.
Cornell women's lacrosse coach, Jenny Graap, has announced the team's 2014 schedule; a challenging slate that includes six teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament last season, all of whom the Big Red will face in the second half of the season. Among those tournament teams are non-conference opponents Penn State, Stanford and Syracuse, as well as Ivy League foes Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton.
Voting remains open in the Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Player of the Year race, and the NJCAA women's race has both the top goal scorer and top assists leaders from a year ago returning as sophomores among the choices. Does one of them earn your nod, or are other qualifications earning your attention?
We are very excited to announce that the Penfield Boys Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, January 18th from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Penfield Country Club (This is an adult only event). Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the program! It is the expectation that each FAMILY will sell 2 tickets at $35 a piece.
With the first wave of training camp sessions in the books, the National Lacrosse League preseason gets into full gear with six exhibition games scheduled for this weekend. With the 2014 regular season opener on Saturday, Dec. 28 just weeks away, check out the schedule below to stay on top of all the preseason action.
US Lacrosse has finalized the third editions of our Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebooks for boys and girls, which are now available as a free PDF download or as a digital flipbook at uslacrosse.org/guidebook. Both guidebooks are designed for players at the U15 level and younger, and are a good resource for players, parents, coaches, officials and program administrators.
Allie Stewart has known for quite some time where her path to playing college lacrosse would lead. Her first college visit, which was to Canisius, as a sophomore, turned out to be her last one. On Friday (Nov. 15), she officially signed her name on the National Letter of Intent but her decision was made long ago to play lacrosse at Canisius.
The Rochester Knighthawks have re-signed local lacrosse product Joe Walters for two more seasons. The former West Irondequoit High School star enters his sixth season with the Knighthawks in 2014 after enjoying back-to-back NLL Championships.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) membership has spoken. The Iroquois Nationals will play in a six-team Blue Division at July’s 2014 FIL World Championship, and Germany will not. The 28 full member nations voted in excess of a two-third majority to restore the Iroquois place in the event’s top division as a one-time exception to its existing bylaw on championship structure, and relegate the Germans to a lower division despite its sixth-place finish in 2010.
. . . Tim and Kevin also know a thing or two about pinching sticks, something they've done to thousands of sticks over the years for nearby box lacrosse players from Canada and the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation.
Veteran Mike Kirk renegotiated the final year of his previous contract as part of a new four-year deal with the two-time defending National Lacrosse League champions, making him a Rochester Knighthawk through the 2017 season. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/3863#sthash.EFvGdFVb.dpuf
22 Lacrosse continues to add cutting edge lacrosse training programs with the announcement of the partnership with Power Train Sports. Tim Soudan and Heidi Rothfuss-Rasmussen will direct the lacrosse training portion of the Rochester Bootcamp series. This program has been created to provide the most intense training sessions to prepare elite players for their upcoming high school season.
For most of you veteran officials, the title of this article is a no-brainer. Safety in lacrosse is the most important priority. When officials are learning the game, trainers emphasize calling the safety fouls first and with consistency.
Brett Bucktooth is going to have a rather lengthy commute to get to one of his jobs, but the 30-year-old Oneida, who lives on the Onondaga First Nation in upstate New York, is not complaining. He’s done longer commutes before.
National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Dick Edell, affectionately known as "Big Man," is one of collegiate lacrosse's all-time winningest coaches. However, the battles he fought on the sidelines are nothing compared to what he's faced every day since being diagnosed in 2001 with Body Myositis -- a wretched disease that gradually destroys muscle fiber and tissues.
Voting is underway in the Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Player of the Year race, and the NJCAA finalists are chok full of Lazers. Onondaga Community College and head coach Chuck Wilber have pieced together a monster 70-game win streak and developed a pipeline to top programs in the process. That success is reflected with three of the finalists in the NJCAA category. Can anybody dethrone them?
With the explosive growth of lacrosse in Section V at all levels officials are needed for the 2014 spring season. The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association services Section V High Schools Men's Lacrosse at the Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. There also has been a tremendous growth in Youth Lacrosse programs over the past years which also requires trained officials.
Inside Lacrosse seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Events to work on the planning, organization and execution of all events. The position will work out of IL's headquarters in downtown Baltimore.
The Florida Launch, Major League Lacrosse’s newest team, and the 2013 MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks have executed a blockbuster trade that sees three-time MLL Champion Casey Powell (Carthage go to Florida in exchange for All-Star midfielder Joe Walters (Irondequoit).
Le Moyne College seniors Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) and Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) have been nominated by Lacrosse Magazine as 2014 Division II Preseason Player of the Year candidates for their respective sports. Fans are asked to vote to decide the winner. The voting runs through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20th on www.laxmagazine.com.
The process of selecting the 2014 Buffalo Bandits roster continued on Saturday as the team hosted their second camp date of the season at First Niagara Center. Entering the day of work, the selection process had become no less challenging for Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich and head coach Troy Cordingley than in the previous week.
This Saturday, December 7, the Buffalo Bandits will host the Philadelphia Wings in an exhibition contest beginning at 12 p.m. As previously announced, the scrimmage will be open to the public as a free, non-ticketed event with general admission seating. Parking for the day will be free of charge as well.
United Lacrosse is excited to announce the Capital Challenge Showcase Camp for Boys. Capital Challenge is a unique three day showcase event. Players will be coached by NCAA coaches and United Lacrosse directors. Capital Challenge will put a great emphasis on helping its participants showcase their skills in front of college coaches.
Major League Lacrosse and Fathead LLC announced today that they will be adding another player to the Fathead Real. Big. wall graphic MLL roster as part of an evolving partnership with the leading brand in officially licensed sports and entertainment wall graphics.
The Marist men’s lacrosse team has named its captains for the upcoming 2014 season. Head coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Kevin Dondero (Smithtown, N.Y.), Michael Linehan (Rye, N.Y.), Gannon Osborn (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and junior Dave Scarcello (Buffalo, N.Y.) have been named captains.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced that it will postpone the 2014 Supplemental Draft to Wednesday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. The league has also announced that the Player Pool Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, December 6 at Noon.
As winter is upon us, we want to let you know about our in store turf facility and how you can benefit using it to get an early start to your 2014 season. We are currently offering hour long blocks for team or small groups at a very competitive rate. Our space is perfect for walk-through discussions, shooting and goalie work, as well as face off and draw drills.
Elite lacrosse programs across the country are shifting their training programs to include indoor lacrosse (box style) as part of their coaching and player development. The American Indoor Lacrosse Association is proud to announce their first group of AILA Integrated Programs.
The class of 2017 includes three high school All-Americans and numerous All-State and All-Conference honorees. Ten freshmen hail from the state of New York, with Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (1), Ontario (1) and Virginia (1) also represented in this year’s group of newcomers.
In 1978, Lacrosse Magazine debuted as the first feature magazine devoted to the sport. Thirty-five years later, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse endures. Welcome to the cover vault. Witness the metamorphosis of the nation's fastest-growing sport, and check back here each month for new covers and links to more from the cutting-room floor.
Voting commences at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 2 and runs through 5 p.m. on Friday, December 20th, so be sure to cast your votes and share with friends to support your picks. We'll be running details about each player in the running throughout the voting period, so be sure to check back and do your homework for the tops in the game. The winners will be featured in the February issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
Lacrosse has caused Rick Giancola to get misty-eyed twice in the 30-plus years the Syracuse native has lived and helped to foster the growth of the sport in Colorado. The first time offered potential for the second, which will likely yield a third next summer.
The Rochester Knighthawks will officially kick off the National Lacrosse League preseason on Saturday, December 7th when they take on the Minnesota Swarm at home at The Blue Cross Arena. The game is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
Wednesday evenings at the Sports Zone at Pine Grove Golf and Fitness, 4050 Milton Ave, Camillus, NY. This program will feature high level technical and tactical training, geared to the High School player serious about developing their game to the next level and preparing for the 2014 HS Season.
After I listed all the people I was thankful for last week, I realized I had forgotten a rather large group of people who helped me tremendously in my coaching days, and now I’m embarrassed to admit that they didn’t come to mind as I wrote last week. Some might have been around for a single semester; other stuck around for years. Most of them were volunteers, and the ones who did get paid didn’t get paid anything close to what they were worth.
I’m talking about all the assistant coaches I had during my 28 years at Oswego State. Forgive me if I leave one or two out, but I’m going to try to name them all.
The NLL Hall of Fame Ceremony for goaltender Pat O’Toole, the lone inductee of the Class of 2013, will take place this weekend prior to the Rochester Knighthawks’ preseason home game against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Blue Cross Arena. - See more at: http://www.nll.com/news_article/show/314792?referrer_id=389123#sthash.SHt4OVGp.dpuf
Top Area Coaches will be teaching specialized lacrosse skill training including: Shooting, Faceoffs, Dodging, Defensive Techniques, Goalie, Lacrosse-Specific Strength/Agility, Team Play, etc. Coaches include: JD Jones, Jon Bang, Joe Bedell, Jesse Long, Brian Shanley with guest players from Top College Programs.
Jammer, who's also a Jimalax sponsored pro player, recently got a big box of stringing materials in the mail from the Arizona-based company — with lots of purple and turquoise items. The former Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College star gave us a look a few of the first Under Armour Charge 2 heads he's strung up for Rochester's training camp, which you can see here on a variety of Under Armour handles.
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