Tournament locations: Meridian Centre Park, Meridian Centre Blvd, Brighton, New York 14618 and
Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Road, Brighton, New York 14618
Four 40 minute games guaranteed (2-20 minute halves)
Tentative play time - 8:00am-4:00pm
CLUB & TOWN TEAMS Levels: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, JV and Varsity
Registration link here
Tournament location: Batavia Sports Park, 8069 Bank Street Road Batavia, NY 14020
Four 40 minute games guaranteed (2-20 minute halves)
Tentative play time - 8:00am-4:00pm
CLUB & TOWN TEAMS Levels: 7/8, JV and Varsity
Registration link here
2018 Turkeyshoot Tournament
November 10 & 11 / Ithaca NY
Ithaca will host the 27th annual Turkeyshoot Lacrosse Tournament this November 10th & 11th. Games will once again be played on fields adjacent to beautiful Cayuga Lake (Cass Park, 701 Taughannock Blvd,) and Ithaca High, (400 Lake St, Ithaca, NY 14850).
Nov 10th- 1/2 gr, 3/4 gr, 5/6gr, 7/8gr - Nov 11th - JV and Varsity
2018 Falling Leaves Tournament
November 10 & 11 / Ballston Spa NY
Ballston Spa High School/Ballston Spa, New York
Varsity & JV (Saturday 11/10/2018 -- 8 V 8 Format on 80 x 40 fields (3 games for each team)
7/8, 5/6, 3/4 (Sunday 11/11 /2018) -- 8 V 8 Format on 80 X 40 Fields (3 games for each team)
The Buffalo Bandits are turning to a pair of former franchise legends to coach the team in 2018-2019.
John Tavares and Rich Kilgour, who served as assistants on Troy Cordingley’s staff, have been elevated to co-head coaches, while Cordingley has been reassigned to assistant general manager with a focus on scouting, the team announced Thursday.
“Nowhere near as gifted as either one of his brothers, but so determined that he figured out — what can I do?” Powell’s former Carthage High School (N.Y.) Kirk Ventrilquattro said. “He was a bull in a China shop. He always had a stick in his hand, always counting his reps, but never having enough.”
The Canisius men's lacrosse team has announced that registration for its Alumni Weekend festivities is now open.
The annual event will take place Oct. 12-13 and includes a variety of activities, featuring a luncheon and ring ceremony for the 2018 MAAC Champions, an alumni game between the alumni and current Golden Griffins roster and a happy hour gathering at Soho Buffalo.
As a player, Geremia-Mathers was a four-time All-America honoree who ranks fourth in NCAA history in scoring with 490 points as a player in both Division II and Division III. She began her collegiate career at SUNY Cortland, tallying SUNYAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-America honors in 2013, totaling 136 points on 62 goals and 74 assists. She followed that with 124 points (54 G, 70 A) as a sophomore, repeating as a First Team All-America selection and garnering SUNYAC Player of the Year and USILA Attacker of the Year laurels. After the season, she was one of 84 women chosen to try out for the U.S. National Team.
Geremia-Mathers transferred to Le Moyne for her final two seasons and was a Division II First Team All-American both years in helping lead the Dolphins to a Top 5 ranking each season. She was the USILA Division II Attacker of the Year in 2015, leading the team in scoring with 121 points on 67 goals and 54 assists. She was again the team’s scoring leader in 2016, finishing with 109 points on 59 goals and 50 assists.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse program will welcome back John Maloney (Victor) as an Assistant Coach and Connor Russell (Penfield) as a Volunteer Assistant this coming season, Head Coach Scott Marr has announced.
The Hall of Fame committee announced on Friday June 1, 2018, that Jen Benson '01 (softball), Daniel Landrigan '95 (men's lacrosse), Don Miller '07 (football) and David Vail '04 (men's lacrosse) will make up the 2018 induction class to the AU Athletics Hall of Fame. The aforementioned inductees will be recognized at half time of the football game versus SUNY Cortland on September 22, 2018. An on-campus banquet at 5:30 pm in Nevins Theater in Powell Campus Center will follow, celebrating their induction.
The USA Blue team will kick off the event with a 10:50 a.m. game on Thursday, Sept. 27 against the Czech Developmental Team at the Onondaga Fieldhouse. The winner of that game will advance to the round of 16 and play either the CatTail Kings, LaserSharks Blanco or Courage Game on Friday morning at 10:10 a.m. on the Onondaga Arena. A loss by the USA Blue on Thursday would have them playing on Friday morning at 9 a.m. on the Onondaga Fieldhouse.
The USA White team opens against the Akwesasne Aces on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:40 a.m. at the Onondaga Fieldhouse. The winner of the that game will play on Friday at 8 a.m. at the Onondaga Arena against Casey Powell World Lacrosse, Toronto Tigers or Brooklyn Dodgers. A loss by USA White on Thursday would have them playing on Friday morning at 9:50 a.m. at the Onondaga Fieldhouse.
High Schoo Girls Tournament At OCC
from OCC Athletics
A 7x7 high school girls tournament at Wilbur Field on the campus of Onondaga Community College October 21, beginning at 9AM. For more information you can email Coach Leea Sinay at email@example.com, or at 315-396-7516.
The Rochester Knighthawks, in conjunction with Harvest Lacrosse, will host the Second Annual Upstate Winter Shootout (UWS) from Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 3. The USBOXLA-sanctioned tournament includes teams from throughout the northeast region and Canada.
Along with former high school teammate Hannah Mardiney, Sarah Cooper had one of the best goodbyes to high school lacrosse that a player could ask for. As an established leader for Notre Dame Prep, she guided her defensive squad throughout the season, and most noticeably in the IAAM “A” championship, where they held the legendary McDonogh to its lowest goal production in three years. That game marked the first time the Blazers had seen a title win since 2003.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Head coach Randy Mearns has announced the fall ball schedule for the St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse team, another first in program history as the squad hits the turf for the first time.
BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2018 – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced that its owners voted unanimously to approve three significant changes to the league - all designed to invest in its players and further enhance the quality of competition on the field. The owners voted to approve an increase in the salary cap, an expansion of the game schedule, and the addition of one player to the Game Day Active Roster (GDAR).
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today announced Team USA and Duke men’s lacrosse coach John Danowski as a featured speaker for high school and youth boys’ lacrosse coaches at the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.
Canisius women's lacrosse head coach Allison Daley announces the addition of eight newcomers to the Golden Griffins roster for the 2018-19 season on Monday.
"We are excited to welcome eight young ladies to our Golden Griffin Family," Daley said. "We are eager to continue building relationships with them and continuing to develop them both on and off the field. We believe they can make significant contributions, both athletically and academically."
Boston College H.S. (Mass.)’s Steve Lydon hadn’t coached his first varsity lacrosse game yet when one of his top freshmen players, IL. No. 1 defenseman Will Bowen, verbally committed to North Carolina in February 2014.
It’s been about two months since USA beat Canada for the FIL World Championship in Israel, maybe five or six weeks since we said good-bye to Lake Placid, and almost a month ago, the Denver Outlaws won their third MLL title in the past five years.
And, it’s been almost four months since Yale, Merrimack, Wesleyan, and OCC won their respective national championships, and we’re about five months away from the first games of the 2019 NCAA season.
So, time to come up for air and take a lacrosse breather, right?
No doubt you have all heard of the tremendous success of the Onondaga Community College lacrosse program, winning 11 national championships — including seven of them consecutively from 2009 to 2015. But did you know that two local brothers and coaches from Auburn, Mike and Joe Villano, were a huge part of that success? They are both retired from the program now, but their story is a great one that I know you’ll enjoy.
The 2018 LASNAI Schedule is now official, released, and available for perusal! We also have a FULL bracket, which explains where every team heads with a win or loss. With 34 teams it’s not quite as easy to figure out as a standard 32-team bracket, but it’s pretty darn close!
The Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival, celebrating the Creator’s Game that has spread from the land of the Onondaga Indigenous Nation across the globe, is returning to its birthplace on the shores of Onondaga Lake later this month.
Former William Smith College Head Lacrosse Coach Pat Genovese is one of three coaches elected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The class will be formally enshrined during an induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the IWLCA Annual Meetings at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
On Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., alumnae are invited to a meet and greet at Beef and Brew (283 Main St., Geneva). The opening draw of the alumnae game will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 on Boswell Field. Following the game there will be a tour of the Pat Price Genovese Team Room at 11 a.m.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - On March 21, 2017, St. Bonaventure University's Department of Athletics announced men's lacrosse would return to the Bonnies as an NCAA Division I sport.
Randy Mearns was appointed head coach of the fledgling program June 20, 2017 and immediately set to work on building the first Bonnies roster.
Over the past year, Mearns and his staff have scoured the country in search of the first class of Bonnies in the rebirth of the program. With the start of the 2018-19 academic year, 34 student-athletes are on campus who will make up the new squad.
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has selected three coaches for induction into the organization’s 2018 Hall of Fame class. The class will be formally enshrined on Thursday, November 15 during the IWLCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the IWLCA Annual Meetings at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The 2018 class is comprised of Patricia Price Genovese, Gillian Rattray, and Sue Tyler. The class was chosen by the IWLCA’s Hall of Fame committee, chaired by Princeton University head coach Chris Sailer.
The Rochester Knighthawks will celebrate their 25th anniversary season in 2018-19. Then it’s back to square one. Technically at least.
About four hours after Knighthawks owner Curt Styres announced he would be moving the team to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the 2019-20 season in a heartfelt letter to fans on Thursday, the National Lacrosse League announced it had awarded an expansion franchise for Rochester to sports moguls Terry and Kim Pegula.
The 2018-19 season will be the last that the Rochester Knighthawks are owned by Canadian businessman Curt Styres.
Although the immediate future of the team was not known, Kim and Terry Pegula of Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a 1 p.m. news conference with National Lacrosse League COO Dave Rowan outside of Blue Cross Arena.
The U.S. team program is led by head coach Regy Thorpe, who played for the Rochester Knighthawks in the National Lacrosse League from 1995 to 2010. Thorpe, a captain for the U.S. Indoor Team in 2007, is also the associate head coach for the women’s lacrosse program at Syracuse University.
Thorpe’s coaching staff includes Peter Milliman and Chris Schiller. Milliman is the head men’s lacrosse coach at Cornell University and Schiller played 12 seasons with the Knighthawks in the NLL and also played on the 2007 and 2011 U.S. Indoor Teams.
FORT MYERS, FL – September 11, 2018 – Announced by Bishop Verot Catholic High School Athletic Director Jason Baumgardner on Friday, seasoned coach and former collegiate player Tony Ventiquattro has been tabbed as head coach for the boys’ lacrosse team. He will be joined on staff by his father, Hall of Famer Kirk Ventiquattro, who has been named assistant coach.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved both a visible 80-second shot clock on every possession and rule changes that allow offenses more flexibility around the crease beginning with the 2019 men’s lacrosse regular season.
A new twist for the 2018 alumni games, the Orange Alumni Classic will be one game split of the program's alumni, while the second game will be a split squad scrimmage with the current varsity roster. The alumni game will take place at Noon, with the intra-squad scrimmage set for 2 p.m.
USAF Academy, Colo. - Bill Wilson (West Genesee) has agreed to become the head lacrosse coach at Air Force pending the finalization of the government hiring process, according to an announcement today from Director of Athletics Col. Jen Block. Wilson, who served as the interim head coach last season, has nine years of coaching experience at the Academy.
Wilson, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from West Genesee High School, where he was a two-sport athlete in hockey and lacrosse. In 1990, Wilson's teams won the New York State Class "A" championships in both sports. In 1989, he represented the Central region in the Empire State Games, earning a gold medal for lacrosse.
The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has altered its proposal of a shot clock after receiving feedback from survey data, according to several coaches.
The committee has shifted to an 80-second shot clock that starts on possession. Teams will still need to clear across midline in 20 seconds, but the shot clock will be triggered on possession. So, if a team clears past midline in 10 seconds, it will have 70 seconds to shoot from there.
. . . Eighteen years later, his company, now named Sidearm Sports, is the premier platform for college sports websites across the nation. It runs the websites of 1,100 colleges and universities, including 280 of the 320 schools in Division 1 sports.
Major League Lacrosse has opened up the Player Pool for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2019 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2019 season play. Any players on a Major League Lacrosse team roster at any point in the 2018 season or were in the MLL Player Pool in 2018, do not need to register. Player Pool registration will close one week prior the 2019 Supplemental Draft.
SU's group of recruits is ranked No. 2 in the country by Inside Lacrosse. In addition, five players are ranked in the publication's Power 100 Incoming Freshman rankings. Syracuse was one of only two schools with two players ranked in the top 10 and the only program with three ranked in the top 11.
ELLICOTTVILLE — Lacrosse players from both sides of the border will have a chance to compete over the course of the Sept. 21–23 weekend. For the second year in a row, teams ranging from the boys youth category (5–7) through to the master’s divisions will vie for a chance to win their respective categories at the annual Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival.
Tomorrow marks the seventeenth anniversary of the day we all remember – September 11, 2001. Like that memorable, horrible day, it falls on a Tuesday this year. Despite the near-decade-and-a-half that has passed, like many other people, I remember that 9/11/01 like it was yesterday . . .
The 2018 LASNAI Bracket is official! The draw went down in Radotin (Czech Republic) between the 3rd and 1st place games of the Frank Menschner Cup, and our field is now set. This is not just exciting, it is VERY exciting. First off, we get to see match ups. Second, you get to start planning out how your bracket is going to look.
That’s right, for the fans at home this year, we are doing a Bracket Challenge, and just like the LASNAI it’s going to be well worth it to win!
I will run through the final three teams we have to announce, list out all 34 teams in their pots, explain the tournament schedule structure a little further, provide a link to the LIVE draw happening on Saturday, and begin to announce some of our many amazing partners, sponsors, and vendors for 2018.
Holy hot takes, Batman! Another rule-change cycle and those panicked Laxpower (R.I.P.) posters are venting spleens hard! They wonder — in words frighteningly similar to those of The Donald’s defense team — if the Rules Committee acted “beyond their jurisdiction?!”
It's one thing for a high school team in any sport to have senior leadership. When one of those senior leaders is heading to a service academy after graduation? It brings the word leader to a whole new level. Charlotte Ryan from LaFayette is accepted into the United States Naval Academy, pending Congressional approval, she will be in the Navy.
It's there she will play lacrosse and more importantly, serve her country.
The National Lacrosse League today announced the Buffalo Bandits’ schedule for the 2018-19 NLL regular season.
The Bandits will once again open the schedule with a visit from the Toronto Rock when they host their division rivals on Saturday, Dec. 1 at KeyBank Center for the first of two home meetings with the Rock.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse today opened registration for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13, 2019, in Philadelphia. LaxCon represents lacrosse’s largest professional development conference and industry trade show, attracting more than 7,000 participants annually.
In previous articles on leadership, I wrote about the language of coaches and the lasting effect our comments can have on athletes. The young people in our charge are much more likely to respond in a productive manner to consistently mindful and positive dialogue. In fact, I felt one of my primary responsibilities as a coach was to say something meaningful every day. One of the great joys of this profession is to have a former athlete repeat something you said at an earlier moment as an example of a lesson in his or her life.
The 33rd season of the NLL will begin with the league’s annual Face Off Weekend, which on Saturday December 1st will see the defending NLL Champion Saskatchewan Rush travel to the Infinite Energy Arena to meet the Georgia Swarm at 7:05p.m. ET, followed by the Buffalo Bandits hosting the Toronto Rock at the KeyBank Center for a 7:30p.m. ET face off. Week 1 will conclude with the Colorado Mammoth welcoming their West Division rival Calgary Roughnecks at 9:00p.m. ET.
On today show host Fred Opie speaks with Hall of Famer Brad Kotz shares what made Tim Nelson, Vinny Sombrotto, Norm Engelke, Randy Natoli, and Roddy Marino great players. He shares insights into his lacrosse journey and the influence of high school and college teammate, the late Randy Lumblad had on him. In the final section of the interview Kotz talks about his senior year at Syracuse University and the internship that changed the course of his career.
The men’s lacrosse team, which is set to begin its inaugural season this spring, will be the biggest team on campus, according to St. Bonaventure University’s Athletic Director Tim Kenney. And with a team of 35 to 40 players expected this season, a new locker room is being built just for them in the Reilly Center.
Fifteen newcomers, with a myriad of accolades including multiple high school All-Americans and a national team player, will combine with one of the largest collection of returners in 2019 for Head Coach John Desko's Syracuse lacrosse team. Desko announced the addition of 14 freshmen and one junior college transfer to the Orange this season. The group hails from five different states and two countries.
HAMILTON – Head coach Heather Young and the Colgate women's lacrosse program has announced its captains for the 2019 campaign in seniors Madeline Barcia and Chelsea Taylor as well as junior Samantha Croston. All three captains were voted on and selected by both the players and coaching staff.
You don’t often find team-defining moments in a 19-2 blowout.
But as the U.S. sputtered early in its FIL World Championship preliminary July 17 against England — the fourth game in four days during its redemptive journey to a gold medal in Israel earlier this summer — a sideline exchange between offensive coordinator Seth Tierney and co-captain Matt Danowski perfectly captured the interpersonal dynamics that made this team so successful.
Returning World Cup players include Alex Aust, Becca Block, Kristen Carr, Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Brooke Griffin, Katie Haus, Gussie Johns, Marie McCool, Alice Mercer, Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo.
The Redhawks entered the Canadian Senior B National Box Lacrosse Tournament on a high after winning 7 of the last 9 games played covering the last two rounds of the Can-Am Championship. The Redhawks unfortunately couldn’t continue that streak in the opening games of the tournament.
The 2018 LASNAI box lacrosse tournament is announcing seven more teams today, and that brings us to 31 LASNAI teams announced so far for 2018. Did I say so far? I did, because there are more teams still, and that final teams announcement will come near the end of the week!
As summer comes to an end and the new school year begins, the lacrosse scene appears to quiet down a bit (“appears” is the key word here, as next week I hope to tell you all about lacrosse action that may not have made it on to your lacrosse calendar).
However, before we look ahead, I want to take one last look back and acknowledge that we all missed a chance to get better at this game. Too few of us went to a lacrosse camp this past summer.
One of the first and longest standing boys Fall ball tournament, the Turkeyshoot has gone thought many changes over its 27 year existence. In 2018 the Turkeyshoot will return to its roots, with all Divisions playing 7 v 7 on a shortened field. Join the fast paced fun on Nov 10th and 11th in Ithaca, NY.
Nov 10th- 1/2 gr, 3/4 gr, 5/6gr, 7/8gr
Nov 11th - JV and Varsity
Regan Endres | FO | Victor (N.Y.) | Sweetlax
Facing off against Team 91 Crush and Princeton commit Koby Ginder, Endres won most of the clamps in the first half then really applied the pressure in the second half en route to finishing unofficially 14-for-21. Against Ohio State commit Logan Tucker, Endres finished 8-for-14. My vote for the player whose performance most exceeded the expectations the IL staff had for him coming into the event, it's hard to imagine that Endres — a face-off specialist from Victor (N.Y.), which is a very in-demand commodity right now — won't be able to choose from nearly any school in which he's interested in attending.
St. Albert Miners – 10, Onondaga Redhawks – 5
What an awesome game. The Redhawks came into this game after having a relatively down year at the Presidents Cup. Onondaga jumped out early to take the 1-0 lead, and from there it was a back-and-forth game that entertained all who were in attendance.
Gary Gait has been named the general manager of the Canadian women’s field lacrosse national program. He will be responsible for overseeing the teams at the upcoming 2019 under-19 women’s world championship and 2021 women’s lacrosse World Cup.
The 21st Annual Goblin Games will take place in Ithaca, NY, October 21 for 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and Modified; October 27th JV and Varsity divisions, and October 28th for more Varsity. Upstate New York's longest running girls lacrosse Fall Ball tournament continues to provide fun, fast paced lacrosse. 8 v 8 format. 3 - 30 minute games for youth, 4 - 40 minute games for high school divisions.
HAMILTON – Colgate's Matt Karweck announced Wednesday the additions of Chris Cooper and John Crawley to his men's lacrosse coaching staff. Cooper arrives after two seasons as the top assistant at Binghamton, while Crawley spent last season as the volunteer assistant at Notre Dame.
Ladner Pioneers – 8, Onondaga Redhawks – 4
The President’s Cup tournament is a war of attrition. We’re beginning to see evidence of teams slowing down and making mistakes — this game especially. Ladner was able to get the job done, but it wasn’t pretty.
The President’s Cup tournament is Canada’s National Championship for Senior ‘B’ Box Lacrosse. The national summer sport of Canada has been full-throttle since Sunday and continues to September 2, when a national champion will hoist the President’s Cup. Follow along as we bring the games to you LIVE and FREE, as well as photos, videos and all the fun that surrounds this outstanding tradition.
SPARKS, Md. — The reigning world champion U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams will welcome the reigning NCAA Division I champions to US Lacrosse for the 2018 Team USA Fall Classic.
A blockbuster Saturday doubleheader will feature Team USA taking on Yale in men’s lacrosse and Team USA taking on James Madison in women’s lacrosse.
To my Fans and Friends in the Florida lacrosse family,
From my earliest days on the field, the risks and rewards of facing a new challenge – personal or professional – have always driven me to explore new horizons and write new chapters.
Today, I am writing to let you know that I have accepted the position of Director of Player Development with Team ONE Lacrosse, the premiere lacrosse club in Illinois.
Berkman rewrote the Florida record book this season. He became Florida’s first 200-200 man after scoring 230 goals and 254 assists. That achievement occurred in March with a six-goal, six-assist evening. The Syracuse commit averaged 6.72 points per game in four seasons.
2018 LASNAI Tourney at Onondaga Nation
From LaxAllStars.com, the tournament will once again run for three full days – and this year it will fall on the 27th, 28th, & 29th of September, 2018. Round-robin group games will start on Thursday morning, playoff games start Friday morning, and the tournament wraps up on Saturday night. There will be over 13 hours of continuous lacrosse action each day. These links will take you to
The Official Announcement and the latest news