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2021 and 2022 TOURNAMENTS

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

September 26 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
September 26, 2021 (Club/School Teams) - Grades: 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8

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2021 Chris Barnes Seaway Classic - Girls

September 26 / Webster Schroeder HS / Webster NY
Grades: Kinder, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, Modified, JV, Varsity

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2021 Liverpool Laxtoberfest - Girls

October 3 / Liverpool High School/ Liverpool NY
Girls Varsity, JV and Modified

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Boys

October 9 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
Club/School Teams - Grades: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8

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2021 Casey Powell Skaneateles Lake Lacrosse Festival - Boys

October 9 & 10/ Skaneateles Polo Field / Skaneateles NY
This is a boys only event, elementary through grand masters. Games will be 22 minute running time halves and each team is guaranteed 4 games in addition to the clinic and skills competition. The top two teams will play for the championship.

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2021 Finger Lakes Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

October 24 / Everest Park / Auburn NY
Club/School Teams - Grades: JV and Varsity

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2021 Goblin Games Lacrosse Tournament - Girls

October 24, 30, 31 / Ithaca NY
Oct 24 - Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6
October 30th - Modified
October 31st - JV and Varisty

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2021 Turkeyshoot Lacrosse Tournament

October 30-31 / November 6-7 / Ithaca NY
October 30th - Modified
October 31st - JV and Varsity
Nov 6th - Modified, JV and Varisty
Nov 7th - Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6

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2021 Cornfield Classic Tournament

November 6 & 7, 2021 / Tully HS / Tully NY
BOYS - High School, Junior Varsity, Modified, 5/6 & 3/4

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2022 Northstar Capital Winter Classic

Januaey 22, 2022 / Afrim's Sports Park / Albany NY
Girls: 14U 2026-27; 2022-24 Gold; 2022-25 Silver; 2022-25 Bronze

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2022 Power Sevens

Januaey 23, 2022 / Afrim's Sports Park / Albany NY
Boys: Varsity; JV; Modified

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2022 Northstar Capital City Classic

June 25-26, 2022 / Albany NY
Girls - 10 Divisions

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2022 Saratoga Lacrosse Shootout

June 25-26, 2022 / Saratoga Springs NY
Boys 2022-30 - 7 Divisions

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2022 Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic

June 27-29, 2022 / Lake Placid NY
Boys 2024-31 - 6 Divisions

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2022 Niagara Lacrosse Classic

July 16-17, 2022 / Youngstown NY
Boys 2022-32: 9 Divisions

Girls 2022-26: 2 Divisions

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2022 Northstar Showcase Classic

July 27-28, 2022 / Afrim's Sports Park / Albany NY

2022 Happy Lax Tournament

July 29-31, 2022 / TBD New York State
Men 18 and over

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2022 Lake Placid Summit Classic

August 1-7, 2022 / Lake Placid NY

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I don’t do podcasts (very much). I don’t watch YouTube videos all day long. I don’t stream, Tweet, or Insta. I still rely on Spectrum cable for my TV watching (I did buy a Roku thingamabobber this week, but as I write this, it’s still in its package).

Old school? Call me a caveman.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Twenty years... college freshmen hadn’t been born yet, and college seniors were still in diapers. Despite all the years that have now passed, like so many other Americans, I remember 9/11/01 like it was yesterday . . .

from Inside Lacrosse
The influx of talent from the MLL and college draft into the PLL this season culminated in one of the more unlikely championship matchups after some exciting end-to-end action at Subaru Park on Sunday: A rematch of the Championship Series title game.

from Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse
Tryouts for the 2021-22 season (October through July) will be held on September 18 and 19 at the Santaro Memorial Park lacrosse fields, 4979 Velasko Road, Syracuse, NY 13215.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
The Iroquois Nationals were victorious on the women’s side, dominating the competition with an undefeated run that culminated in a 17-9 win over Puerto Rico in the championship match.

The women finished the tournament with a plus-64 goal differential — a showcase of the team’s might in the new Sixes discipline.

Jake, a face-off guy and midfielder out of Mt. Sinai High School on Long Island, is the younger brother of Syracuse commit and No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2022 Joey Spallina.

from Hofstra Athletics
A highly-decorated student-athlete during her career at Syracuse, Majorana was a two-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American, including earning first team honors in 2015. She also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades in both 2015 and 2016. As a senior she totaled 70 points on 40 goals and 30 assists and was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Hah! – another Upstate coaching icon who did NOT learn to play lacrosse at Cortland State! There are a few! Pete Fiorini was a three-sport athlete at CW Baker High School in Baldwinsville, NY.

Syracuse men's lacrosse picked up a commitment from 2023 do it all elite prospect Jake Spallina on Sunday. Spallina is a skilled at faceoffs, can attack and defend. He "does everything" according to his brother Joey, who is the number one player in the 2022 class and is also committed to Syracuse.

Coming into the 2021 season the Marist Red Foxes were thought to have the best roster in the MAAC and clear favorites to win the conference . . . However, things didn’t go exactly as planned for the Red Foxes.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — Although Liz Hogan has had a hand, or literally two, in Charlotte North’s unprecedented success, she tried to downplay her role Tuesday evening after the first day of the U.S. women’s national team training camp wrapped.

from Army West Point Athletics
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Newly appointed Army West Point women's lacrosse head coach, Michelle Tumolo, has added two new faces to her staff in preparation for her first season in West Point. Katrina Dowd and Ella Simkins will join the Black Knights program as assistant coaches for the 2021-22 season.

from Skidmore Athletics
Guiton was an assistant coach at The College of St. Rose, starting as a volunteer in 2018 then moving to head assistant coach in 2020.

from Canisius Athletics
Canisius men's lacrosse coach Mark Miyashita announced Tuesday that former High Point midfielder Dalton Sulver has joined the Golden Griffins' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

from Alfred University Athletics
ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University women's lacrosse team will host open tryouts on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9 with both events starting at 6:00 am and going until 8:00 am.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA – USA Lacrosse, with support from World Lacrosse and participating Iroquois and Canadian federations, will play host to a historic “Super Sixes” tournament, October 23-24, in Sparks, Md.

from Inside Lacrosse
Lacrosse and Upstate New York have a long, intertwining history, as some of the game’s all-time greats hail from the vast area connecting the Hudson Valley north to the Canadian border and the state’s capital west towards Niagara Falls.

In recent years, Monster Elite Lacrosse has emerged as the strongest club program north of New York City and its Monster Purple ’23 team looks primed to etch its way into history books someday, too.

from Colgate Athletics
The weekend will begin with the inaugural fall banquet, honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021 for their hard work and dedication to Colgate women's lacrosse during their time as student-athletes. This event is only open to these graduating classes as well as current women's lacrosse players, and their parents.

from Coldbrook Lacrosse
For information, contact Director CJ Nye, 315-378-5754, or email

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
“I've been down this road before.”

For the past two-plus years, I’ve been listening to a lot of John Prine. I was aware of him and his music for decades, but a certain convergence of consequences brought him to the forefront of my musical playlist.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
The lineup includes the reigning gold and silver medalists from the most recent men’s and women’s World Lacrosse championships, the reigning NCAA Division I champions in men’s and women’s lacrosse and some of the world’s best high school-aged players participating in the Brogden Cup.

from the Oneida Nation
Oneida youth lacrosse players Jamison Quiver, Daniel Stevens, Jonas Johnson, and Micah Good Eagle joined the Iroquois Nationals for the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in July. The acts of support and solidarity they received during their journey will stay with them for a long time.

from Canisius Athletics
A three-time team captain, Lucarelli (Lancaster) takes on her new role with the Golden Griffins after spending the previous five seasons (2017-2021) as a defensive anchor for the program. In 71 appearances, Lucarelli contributed 91 ground balls, 43 caused turnovers, and 39 draw controls. She was a two-time All-MAAC honoree, including a first-team selection in 2021.

from the Rome Sentiel
Leary, of Oneonta, is a 1985 Herkimer College graduate, earning his associate’s degree in social science before continuing his education at SUNY Oneonta. He comes to the college from Marian University in Wisconsin, where he served as an academic success liaison for athletics and head men’s lacrosse coach.

from Denver Athletics
DENVER – University of Denver Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Liza Kelly announced on Tuesday that Brice Queener has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the program.

Queener, 38, is entering his third season on Kelly's staff after joining the Pioneers prior to the 2020 campaign. Queener will continue to serve as the team's offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
References to Field of Dreams might be popular these days, what with the recent Yankees/White Sox game played in the idyllic cornfields of Iowa, but, like protagonist Ray Kinsella, Harry Queener probably heard voices, too.

“Build it and he will come.”

Can the Haudenosaunee Confederacy become the first Indigenous nation to secure an Olympic berth?

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
Details regarding timing and location are still being discussed, Patricof said, but that information should become clear “in the coming months.” This summer’s five-week season was held in the D.C. metro area in Boyds, Md.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
At the forefront, along with veterans like Thompson and Rabil, is Rehfuss, and the unique bounce he has while dodging that Rabil called a “changeup” for defenders. He’s a nominee for the league’s Rookie of the Year award, sits third in the PLL with 43 assist opportunities and has carried over the success from his strong senior year at Syracuse — where he scored a career-high 26 goals and 56 points — into a role that keeps expanding with the Cannons.

from the Premier Lacrosse League
When it comes to Blaze Riorden we are watching a once in a generation talent in the present day

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – Connor Buczek '15, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced the addition of eight student-athletes to the Cornell men's lacrosse program for the 2022 season. The talented group of newcomers includes US Lacrosse High School All-Americans, High School National Champions, and all-state performers, among many other accolades that the class brings with them to East Hill.

The last time the Cornell Big Red took the field was March 8th, 2020 when they defeated Penn State, 18-17, in the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

from Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse
The fifth and final weekend of the inaugural season of Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse commences tonight with a pair of matchups. Team Cummings faces Team Ohlmiller at 5 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network, followed by Team Glynn vs. Team Waters at 8 p.m. on FS2.

Coming into 2022, Loyola is the likely favorite to win the Patriot League, and the typical names like Lehigh and Army follow them. However, after a strong showing to end the season and with as much talent back as the Raiders return, they look to have all the tools in place to possibly be the party crashers of the conference this spring.

from US Lacrosse Magazine
Whipsnakes midfielder Matt Abbott was a junior during their first season at Cuse. The year before Galloway and White arrived, the Orange went 5-8 and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1982. He gave Galloway and White a lot of credit for the program’s turnaround.

from Powell Lacrosse
When I saw the first airplane rising over the North Elba fields with the mountains and Olympic ski jumps in the background, I finally felt why Lake Placid is such a special place for the lacrosse community.

With John Zulberti Lake Placid Memorial video, and the 2021 Legends of Placid Lax Ceremony video.

from Limestone Athletics
Storrier (LaFayette), who served as the head coach at Mars Hill University the last three years, spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Saints during a dominating run that featured three NCAA Division II National Championships (2014, 2015, 2017) and five national title game appearances overall. He was Limestone's recruiting coordinator starting in 2011 before taking the offensive coordinator role in 2014.

from Canisius Athletics
The Golden Griffins' all-time scoring leader with 259 career points (157g, 102a), Roemer was an integral part of Canisius' back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship teams in 2016 and 2017.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Depending on your terminology, the 32nd annual Lake Placid Summit Classic came to an end sometime last weekend. Compared to Summit Classics past, this one seemed to end with more of a limp, perfunctory fist-bump than a hugging embrace – but maybe that’s only fitting for these strange times.

from Inside Lacrosse
After providing elite-level defensive and transition play together for almost 15 years, it’s only right that they exit the pro game side by side.

from The Daily Gazette
ALBANY — The Premier Lacrosse League delivered an entertaining weekend at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium for the second time in as many trips, and Connor Fields made sure fans headed home on a high note.

The Youth Lacrosse League (The YLL) starts this Fall of 2021. Each team plays 5 local/regional games in the Fall and 5 local/regional games in the late Spring/Early Summer.

Gary Gait (M. Lacrosse), Felisha Legette-Jack (W. Basketball), Anna Goodale (W. Rowing) and Katie Rowan Thomson (W. Lacrosse) will be the next alumni honored in the Carrier Dome. This will be the first time that a Syracuse women’s athlete will be recognized in this manner.

from The Daily Gazette
Ierlan, one of several PLL players with connections to the Capital Region, will play Friday and Sunday. During his college career, which ended this past spring with a season played for Denver, Ierlan rewrote large portions of the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse’s record book with all the faceoffs he won and ground balls he secured.

from Platform Lacrosse Academy
Platform Lacrosse Academy will be holding tryouts for our Men's teams on August 15th at Onondaga Community College.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
In 2017, (then head coach at Canisius) Teeter led Canada to silver medals in the FIL World Cup, held in England, and the World Games held in Poland.

from Inside Lacrosse
John Galloway and Joel White have been connected to one another since 2007, and Sunday afternoon announced that they'll be retiring together at the end of the 2021 PLL season, which could come as early as next Saturday night in Albany.

from Aces Girls Lacrosse
Aces Girls Lacrosse is a Western, NY Girls Lacrosse Club centered around developing exceptional student-athletes who share a love for the game, teamwork, and leading on and off the field.

from Alfred University Athletics
ALFRED, N.Y. – Alfred University women's lacrosse head coach Rebecca Streeten has added Katelyn McCabe to her coaching staff for the upcoming 2021-22 season. McCabe, a native of Lindenhurst, N.Y., will assist Streeten with game and practice planning, recruiting, and player development.

"Katelyn brings great playing and coaching experience from her time at SUNY Plattsburgh," said Streeten, who is entering her second season as head coach. "I am looking forward to having her join our program for this upcoming year."

from Upstate Lacrosse Foundation
Seven lacrosse legends will be inducted October 17 at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse.

from Cornell Athletics
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women's lacrosse team will welcome 10 newcomers for the upcoming 2022 campaign. The group will attempt to help head coach Jenny Graap's squad earn the program's third Ivy League regular season title and qualify for the conference tournament for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons this coming spring.

from The Day
New London — Coast Guard Academy announced the hiring of Sue Behme as its women's lacrosse coach on Thursday. Behme, who will begin her new duties on Aug. 16, spent the last 10 seasons as head coach at the University of Rochester.

Upstate downs Mass for 2022 championship. Upstate roster is here.

from USA Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has invited nearly 140 of the nation's top high school men's lacrosse players to compete in the National Team Development Program Combine Aug. 17-19 at its headquarters in Sparks, Md. The players represent high schools from 22 states.

Four Upstate boys included, from Shaker, Niskayuna, Fairport, and Baldwinsville.

Carlie Desimone (Baldwinsville/Salt City Snipers) invited to girl's tryouts.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I’m probably preaching to the choir – no need to tell Upstate New Yorkers about how very awesome the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic is – but I feel like I owe my Utah, Florida, and Massachusetts readers at least one more narrative. Like photos of the Grand Canyon, my words cannot possibly do the LPSC any justice… and yet still we try.

Kirk Ventiquattro recalls when John Zulberti used to visit the north country, especially his visits to Carthage’s lacrosse team.

from USA Lacrosse
SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has developed an online course aimed at middle school-aged children to help educate them on the importance of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of the lacrosse experience. The course is titled “ULEAD Inclusion and Advocacy.”

from Marist Athletics
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist men's lacrosse team has added 11 newcomers to its roster ahead of the upcoming 2022 season, the program made official late Wednesday afternoon.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
Yes, it was a split decision. In a light-heavyweight bout (how’s that for an oxymoron!), that unlucky deer standing in the right lane of the New York State Thruway on Saturday night managed to do some considerable damage to my Nissan.

from SUNY Cortland Athletics
Kelsey Van Alstyne has been named the women's lacrosse head coach at SUNY Cortland, according to director of athletics Mike Urtz. She replaces Kelly Orr, who coached the Red Dragons since 2015.

Syracuse, N.Y. -- John Zulberti, widely acclaimed as one of the most dominant players to ever take the field for lacrosse powerhouses at West Genesee and Syracuse University, has died at age 54.

from Dan Witmer / JustLacrosse Upstate
I’ve been waiting a long, long time to write this . . . In case you didn’t know, the annual Lake Placid Summit Classic opens up on Monday morning, but in reality, the games have already started.

from Oswego County News Now
Oswego High School grads Nate Schultzkie and Brian Witmer lead their No. 1-seeded Salt City Eels into championship weekend for the Interstate Box Lacrosse Association (IBLA) Empire North division title today. They’ll face the upset-minded Utica Yeti, the No. 2 seed, featuring Fulton grad Alex Cook as one of their top scorers.

from the Buffalo News
Selected by area coaches; senior unless noted otherwise.

from Bob Chavez / The Daily Messenger
Don’t get me wrong. All four Shootout for Soldiers events in Canandaigua have been special. But this one? This one will be tough to top.

Brian “Lab” Phillips, 57, of Syracuse, died Wednesday, July 21, at Upstate Hospital.

from USA Lacrosse Magazine
SPARKS, Md. — USA Lacrosse has named the men’s and women’s players that will participate in evaluation camps for the new World Lacrosse Sixes discipline during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Summit Classic from Aug. 2-4.

OSWEGO — Robert “Doc” Nelson recently took pause noticing his youth boys lacrosse summer team was comprised half of players from the Oswego High School program with the rest from Fulton, signifying the bond between the rivals and partners that remains strong after 37 years.

The neighboring districts will celebrate that connection on Saturday, July 31, by facing off in their men’s lacrosse alumni rivalry game at noon at Chase Road in Oswego.

Special Edition: Remembering 9/11 –
20 Years Later
Twenty years... college freshmen hadn’t been born yet, and college seniors were still in diapers. Despite all the years that have now passed, like so many other Americans, I remember 9/11/01 like it was yesterday . . .

Special Edition: Remembering 9/11 – 20 Years Later

New Commitments from Inside Lacrosse
Jake Spallina M 2023 Mount Sinai High School (NY) Syracuse

Aidan Rhatigan D 2022 La Salle Institute (NY) Hartwick

Charlie Higgins D 2022 Andover High School (MA) St. Lawrence

Maddox Gorney M 2022 Auburn Clarkson

Thomas Lynch G 2022 East Brunswick High School (NJ) Hartwick

Tucker Macknik D 2022 Baldwinsville Jacksonville

Nicholas Matthes G 2022 Smithtown East Cortland

Peter Canterino D 2022 Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) Hamilton

Dylan Luckey A 2022 Binghamton High School (NY) Penn College

Caden Blandford A 2022 Governor Mifflin Shs (PA) Cortland