"He's obsessed with faceoffs," Victor coach Jim Andre said. "He knows it's how he can make our team the best it can be. As other kids show up for offseason football lifting, they see TD out on the turf already, and it helps motivate our kids. He's just that special kid. I didn't tell him to go out there. I didn't know he was going to be out there."
Day 7 of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the start of the Men's Master's division and day two of play for the Men's and Women's Elite divisions. While there are frontrunners in each division, the titles remain up for grabs.
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Upstate New York Boys Lacrosse Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.
Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Brad Self makes a living teaching kids how to play the game he loves. As one of the founders of Nationwide Lacrosse in Canada, Self has brought lacrosse into classrooms and rec centers, along with his business partner Shawn Evans. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6320#sthash.6rb9qJrI.dpuf
After a three-day tryout that hosted 105 players at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., US Lacrosse today announced the 50 players who will be invited to training camp with the 2016 U.S. Men's National Under-19 Team.
The second half of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout brought the start of the Men's and Women's Elite divisions and only a little rain. Some of the favorites from past years have returned, including last year's Men's Elite champions, Dynasty/Lacrossewear. They seem poised for a repeat after a decisive 24-1 victory in their game today. The tournament will get busier tomorrow, as the Men's Masters division begins.
The first time Emily Resnick pulls on her Syracuse University jersey won’t just be a happy day. It will be the day she realizes a dream.
The Webster Thomas lacrosse star has been an Orange fan for as long as she can remember. It stems from her father, Rick, being a huge ’Cuse fan. They usually go to at least one SU basketball game each season.
While TD Ierlan lugs around wrestling gear and football equipment at different times of the year, his future in college sports is tied to lacrosse.
Ierlan, a junior midfielder at Victor, has a verbal commitment to play on scholarship at State University of New York at Albany.
Erica LaGrow (CBA-Syracuse), a former US National Team member who spent the past seven years as an assistant coach at Florida, has been named Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse. Yale Director of Athletics Tom Beckett made the announcement today. LaGrow helped the Gators make five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, win five regular season conference championships and win three conference tournament championships. She also has a gold medal from the Women's World Cup during her time playing with the National Team.
University at Albany attack Maureen Keggins officially became the 2015 season Division I women’s lacrosse statistical champion in points per game and assists per game, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Keggins averaged 5.00 points and 3.05 assists per contest for John Battaglino’s sixth-ranked scoring offense.
Wouldn't you know it, after 105 players spent three days running in parts of 12 different scrimmages, the end of the first round of U.S. under-19 men's national team tryouts all came down to one possession.
US Lacrosse today announced the boys' players selected as 2015 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members. Nearly 600 players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
The first half of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout completed on Wednesday, with the final games of the U19 Boys' and Girls' tournaments. Newcomers Les Diables Bleus defeated last year's champion, Team HLA, in the Girls' finals. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Crabs won their ninth championship in 10 years over Colorado in the U19 Boys' division. The Men's and Women's Elite divisions begin Thursday.
Before the Frontier League’s elite athletes can trade in their uniforms for swimsuits and summer-wear, they donned formal attire for the second annual Times All-North Team Sports Banquet Tuesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Zachary Tucci, Face-Off Midfield, Bedford (N.H.)/NH Tomahawks - Cornell
Tucci was one of the best face-off guys at Crab Feast. He’s got extremely quick hands with an ability to get the ball out in front and lead the fast break. Very good speed in the open field makes him a huge threat with the ball in his stick. There was a great group of face off guys here and Tucci stood out the most, which is a great sign for Cornell.
Day four of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw another champion crowned, as the Elder Statesmen took first in the Supermasters division once again, their third consecutive championship. Colorado and the Baltimore Crabs defeated their semifinal opponents and will meet in Wednesday's championship for the U19 Boys. Les Diables Bleus and Team HLA will compete for the title in the U19 Girls' Division Gold Bracket. New Image and Team 180 2019 will contend for first in the Silver Bracket.
Champions for Life in Auburn will host both girls and boys lacrosse clinics at Everest Park (5343 County Route 72B, Auburn). Emphasis will be on stick work, game concepts, and position specific techniques that will allow participants to develop the skills necessary to play at the elite level.
Proceeds from the clinics help support the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage and the further development of Everest Park. The Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage is a retreat and respite home for families with children who have life-altering illnesses or conditions.
Connor Wilson made his way up to the Cattaraugus Community Center outside of Buffalo, NY, for the 2015 Iroquois Nationals Box Lacrosse Open Tryouts. He took in the action, and spoke with the legendary Oren Lyons about the Iroquois Lacrosse Program.
The 9th annual LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Event will be held Sat Aug 1, 2015 at the Booher Fields (next to Fred Stafford Memorial Park Rt 11) The popular FREE Boys & Girls Youth Clinic will again kick it all off @10 a.m. No registration required.
“For me, there’s no Ohio State, no Virginia, no Long Island. You’ve got 100 kids with a Team USA t-shirt on. That’s been my approach. The bottom line is it was a clean slate when they got here,” said U.S. coach Nick Myers, who is also the head coach at Ohio State. “For all of us as coaches, it’s what you can put on film and what you can do in this three-day camp.”
One plays offense. One plays defense. One scores at a ridiculous clip. One defends with a fierce, immovable presence. One is a sophomore. One is a senior.
They are on opposite sides of the equation, but both are the best at what they do.
Akron lacrosse players took a stand in March when they refused to play a game against the Lancaster Redskins because of their name, and now their hometown has made another statement.
The Newstead Town Board, consisting of two Conservatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously designated the second Monday of every October – otherwise known as Columbus Day – as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Check out the highlights from the opening day of the Knighthawks Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camp. Over a hundred kids joined Knighthawks standouts Joe Walters and Brad Self, and an all-star cast of Division I lacrosse players at McQuaid Jesuit High School Monday for world-class lacrosse instruction. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6314#sthash.gBdiNsUv.dpuf
Day three of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout continued with play in five divisions, U19 Boys and Girls, Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters. Both Grandmasters and Zenmasters champions were crowned, with the Eldest Statesmen taking first in the Grandmasters once again and Los Abuelos de C2C taking the first-ever Zenmasters title.
The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse program was recently recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as the Academic Team of the Year for 2014-2015. The teams with the top grade point average in each sport throughout the country earn the distinction of Team of the Year and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required to be considered.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team would like to announce that the date has been set for its 2015 fall alumni game. The game will take place on Bob Boozer Field at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Friday October 2 at 7 pm.
The Rochester Knighthawks opened their Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps today at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Kids from all over Rochester and the surrounding suburbs descended on the campus to learn from Knighthawks players and local Division I standouts. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6310#sthash.5F9TnZ4k.dpuf
The evolution of boys lacrosse at Westhill High School has come to this - the Warriors reached their first ever Section III championship game this season; and they have their first All-CNY Player of the Year.
A native of Greenwich, NY, Sipperly also enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Christian Brothers Academy - Albany. He finished his career as the Section II all-time leading point scorer and was one of the top scorers in New York State prep history.
Sipperly's father, Robert, was also a standout at Hobart College, helping the Statesmen win their first three of 12 straight NCAA titles from 1980-1982.
Alas, the road starts on Monday, when 105 of the nation's best players open three days worth of tryouts at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. There's a new coaching staff, led by Ohio State's Nick Myers, and a brand new set of players that will look to don the red, white and blue. After this week's tryouts, the pool will be trimmed to approximately 50 players.
The Syracuse signee leaves as the most decorated player in ESD men's lacrosse history, according to coach Pat Kennedy. A two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American, he was one of the first Under Armour All-Americans announced this season. He also made the Adrenaline All-American squad and was the only player from the South named to USA Today's All-USA First-Team.
The Ohio Machine (6-4) used five goals from Marcus Holman and an 11-goal first half to hold off an attempted comeback from the Rochester Rattlers (5-5) to escape Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium with a 17-12 win on Sunday afternoon.
The second day of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout was a busy one. The tournament continued with the Men's Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters divisions and expanded to include the U19 Boys' and Girls' divisions. Monday's games will conclude the Zenmasters division and will decide the next champion of the Grandmasters.
We regret to say that due to inclement weather and poor playing conditions, the Town of Pittsford and Pittsford Schools have declared all fields are unplayable. All Sunday games are cancelled. We are extremely disappointed with this decision; we are very appreciative of the many teams that attracted some 140 College Coaches to the tournament.
The Bannons live in Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Mike Bannon plays for a club team based in Dallas, called Iron Horse, one of 67, including three from the area, in Pittsford this weekend for the Sweetlax Summer Invitational. The teams came from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts and up north in Canada. They also arrived in the Rochester area from Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire and even California.
The Watertown Daily Times is holding a pair of banquets this week to honor the elite high school athletes in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The inaugural Times All-North Banquet for Northern Athletic Conference athletes is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Best Western University Inn at Canton, while the second Times All-North Banquet for Frontier League athletes is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Watertown’s Hilton Garden Inn.
The 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout began play on Saturday, June 27, marking its 43rd annual tournament. After a year's hiatus, the Men's Supermasters and Grandmasters returned to field, accompanied by the Boys' Chumash tournament. Players 60 and above also convened for the first-ever Zenmasters division.
It might seem to be something of a stretch to give rivalry status to the Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers, with the former being in its third season of existence in Major League Lacrosse and the latter being two states away. But Machine midfielders Kyle Harrison and Dominique Alexander say something special is brewing between the teams.
John Lombardi is 15 years old, but he is set to move away from home and his family a few years earlier than planned,
Lombardi, who just completed his freshman year at Irondequoit, announced earlier this year he is moving to Salisbury School, a boarding preparatory school in northwest Connecticut.
It all started back in the second grade. John Galloway attended Onondaga Road Elementary School in Syracuse, not more than 15-minute drive from the Carrier Dome. Older brother Joe would come home from school with some friends, other neighborhood kids would join in, and before you knew it a lacrosse game was underway. Joe played close defense so it wasn’t going to be him. Joe’s friends wanted to pass and shoot, so it wasn’t going to be them, either. Someone had to be the goalie.
Lax Sports Network's Jenny Fucillo catches up with the two time tewaaraton trophy winner before his 2nd professional lacrosse game with the Florida Launch against the Boston Cannons at Gillette Stadium.
The Showdown Lax Fest tournament continues to grow with each passing summer. Hosted by the North Country Lacrosse League, the festival returns to the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds this weekend bigger and “hopefully better than ever.”
Thompson finished second among all rookies in goals (27), assists (35) and points (62) plus tied for second with 69 loose balls. Thompson had three or more points in 13 of his 18 games played, scored at least one goal in 15 games including four hat tricks and had two-plus assists in 11 games.
Benesch won the NLL goal scoring title with 55 goals and finished third in the scoring race with 113 points including 58 assists which were ninth-most in the league. Benesch tied for the league lead with four game-winning goals and tied for second with four shorthanded goals while his .229 shooting percentage was ninth among all players with 10-plus goals.
The Rochester Knighthawks will launch their Under Armour® Youth Lacrosse Camps next week at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Knighthawks stars Joe Walters and Brad Self will oversee the four-day camp, which runs from Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd. - See more at: http://www.knighthawks.net/node/6304#sthash.z61iEVz1.dpuf
The 43rd edition of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, one of the most well-known and prestigious lacrosse tournaments in the country, will once again bring exciting and competitive lacrosse action to scenic Vail, Colorado this summer. Approximately 2,000 players will compete in eight divisions over nine days in the Rocky Mountains.
Cara Quimby Named Section 2 Player of the Year
from JustLacrosse Upstate
The Albany Times Union named Guilderland senior Cara Quimby (Syracuse University) as the NYS Section II Player of the Year. Cara was also named US Lacrosse All American. Cara had 236 career varsity goals, with 98 goals in 2015. She scored 12 goals in Class A semi final and 9 goals in final NYS Sec II final championship game, both Section 2 records.
Cara is in good company as current and previous SU players Kayla Treanor, Katie Rowan and Halley Quillinan also won this award in Section II.
SUNY Canton will officially become an NCAA Division III athletic institution on Sept. 1 after receiving confirmation from the NCAA Division III Management Council this morning.
“We were obviously very hopeful and optimistic. Just to hear it was a real nice moment,” said Randy Sieminski, SUNY Canton athletic director. “We are pretty happy.”
On Sunday, Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse was the host for over 60 teams for our 15th annual tournament. This tournament included over 120 local boys and girls from grades K to 6 from our home area of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. More than 1,000 other players came from North Country teams and this year we also drew teams from Montreal, Watertown and the Capital District. People want to come here to play and visit our village.
Nine local boys and girls from the Finger Lakes and Monroe County leagues, along with independent Penn Yan, will participate in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. It begins Monday at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Va.
Section V lacrosse lost a team during the season (Avon) to low numbers and injuries so the Section ended the season with thirty-five team. The session ended with just under 1, 500 Varsity boys playing. The good news is that Avon hopes to be back for the 2016 season.
Athlete of the Year: Julia Lennon, Shaker - Shaker midfielder Julia Lennon said she couldn't have asked for a better finish to her high school lacrosse career.
The Blue Bison star was at her best in her final campaign, reaching 100 goals on the season and scoring a pair of game-winning goals, including one with 50 seconds left in Shaker's 8-7 Section II Class A championship win over Guilderland.
Athlete of the Year: Mike D'Amario, Niskayuna - Mike D'Amario had a lacrosse stick in his hand by age 5. When he was a waterboy for the Niskayuna lacrosse team, he dreamed of one day playing for the decorated program.
"I remember being a little kid and looking up to the coaching staff and saying, 'I can't wait to play with these guys,'" he said.
LEGACY Global Sports is pleased to officially announce player selection for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC girls’ teams. The top players have been selected to represent their states at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Midlothian, Virginia, June 29-July 2.
LEGACY Global Sports is pleased to officially announce Middle School Academy boys’ player selection for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic for Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Long Island, and New York.
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“Old Age and Treachery Will Overcome Youth and Skill.”
So goes the slogan that runs along the banner on the Old Guy Lacrosse web page. Vintage photos of lacrosse players, dressed in makeshift, rusted equipment, adorn the site as well. Team names range from “Fathers of Troy,” “Mad Weasels,” and “Roswell Raptors.”
Rob Rabena has trained several successful atheltes in the Pennsylvania area at the Maplezone Sports Institute; the most notable of which is Kevin Crowley. Crowley worked with Rabena to get ready for the 2014 World Games and was an essential part of Canada capturing the Gold Medal. Here are some tips from Rob on how to get properly warmed up before a workout.
Rachel Lasda (West Genesee) of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Summitt, N.J.) has been selected the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year. The selection was made by 3d Rising in conjunction with the ALL-USA teams.
This Sunday marks a pivotal game in the 2015 season as the Rochester Rattlers face off against the Ohio Machine at Shriver Stadium. The game has high implications as both teams are in the midst of a 5-way tie for second place in the MLL. While the game has a compelling storyline, there will be an even larger one in the stands that day. Sunday also marks a day of honoring the largest and most devoted team in the world, the men and women that make up our Nation’s Armed Forces.
Senior stars led the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team to its first state title in the 2015 season, a couple of decades after the program’s inception. With the way the program’s youngsters played this spring across all three levels, the next state title might not be too far off.
A pair of O’Brien’s Niskayuna teammates, senior John Prendergast and sophomore Lucas Quinn, earned honorable mention status to the All-USA team. Prendergast will play next spring for Duke University, while Quinn — a Syracuse University commit — will return for his junior season with Niskayuna.
Here are some updates on past Borrelli Award winners as the most outstanding senior lacrosse player in Western New York, following inaugural boys 2009 winner Jeff Tundo of Orchard Park (a 2013 All-American honorable mention at Stony Brook. Thanks much to fellow Borrelli Memorial commmittee member Bob DiCesare for the research:
A total of 65 players in middle and high school were invited to eligible to play in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, June 29-July 1 in Richmond, Va. More than 1,700 players from 31 states are expected to play with college coaches watching.
Halley Quillinan '10 (Bethlehem) was one of three honorees inducted into the Adirondack Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 23 in Troy, N.Y. She starred for the Orange from 2007-10 and is the only four-time IWLCA All-American in program history.
After realizing a McDonald's All-American game didn't exist for the sport of lacrosse, Corrigan Sports president Lee Corrigan came up with the idea for an All-American game in 2003. Two years later, in 2005, Corrigan teamed up with Under Armour, and a platform for the sport's elite to compete was born.
Empire State Cup
Tryout dates for the Empire State Cup teams:
Western Boys - Corning area boys July 6th, 6PM, Elmira College;
Buffalo area boys July 7th, 6PM, Orchard Park HS;
Rochester Boys TBD.
Western Girls - July 6th at Nazareth College - 2012-2019 5-6:30PM,
Come early to register. For further information contact Tori Wehner at (585) 469-8410 or Kailah Kempney at (315)778-6577.
Empire State Cup website