News & Notes: NCAA Final Four will be back in Philly in 2015, ’16; MLL supplemental draft under way

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* The NCAA Tournament Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Final Four will be played in Philadelphia in 2015 and ’16. The NCAA made the announcement today as part of a new selection process for championship host sites. The Division I and III men’s semifinals and final will be played at Lincoln Financial Field, the host site […]

Lacrosse shows most growth of any college sport

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Lacrosse has seen the biggest increase in growth among all collegiate sports, according to a report released by the NCAA late last week. Lacrosse was the fastest-growing sport in 2012-13, adding 40 new women’s teams and 26 new men’s teams. You can read the full report here. Have a recruiting commitment to report? Send an […]

News & Notes: Tonto of “Lone Ranger” has a lacrosse background; Fall Ball reflections; more stories

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Few may recognize the name Jay Silverheels. Silverheels was an actor who appeared in the popular television series “The Lone Ranger,” playing the role of Tonto. That series aired in the 1940s and ’50s, but “The Lone Ranger” is back in a new movie starring Johnny Depp. The New York Times reports that Silverheels, whose […]

News & Notes: Former UVa assistant Walker joins Princeton and other coaching moves; Lake Placid coverage; Michigan recruiting efforts; more headlines

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There was a major move in the world of college lacrosse yesterday. Joe Lombardi reported on LaxLessons.com’s “Lacrosse Insider” section that Princeton University filled its assistant coaching vacancy created when Greg Raymond left to become head coach at Hobart. Former Army three-time All-American John Walker is the new assistant under coach Chris Bates. He will […]

News & Notes: Empire State Cup could move to NYC next year

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We’ve highlighted quite a few stories the last few months that have documented the growth of lacrosse. We’ll get to more in a moment. But we start with a story right smack in the heart of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, Syracuse, N.Y., the second annual Empire State Cup is being played. Change […]

News & Notes: Champion All-American Showcase final goes to OT; US World tryout list unveiled

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Team Pride scored off the first faceoff in overtime on a goal by midfielder Blake Boudreau (Bishop Guerin, N.H.) to beat Team Liberty 11-10 in the title game of the Champion All-American Showcase Friday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Team Pride, which trailed 5-0 at the half, never led at any point in regulation. […]

News & Notes: Haverford senior attackman killed in car crash; more headlines

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We start with sad news from the lacrosse world. Haverford (Pa.) senior Kip Taviano died at the scene of a car accident Tuesday night in Delaware County, Pa. Taviano, an attackman, had been planning on playing college lacrosse at Furman University. For more on Taviano’s tragic death, here’s a story from NBC10 Philadelphia. Here are […]

News & Notes: Final Four Weekend captures spotlight; Son of former big-league ump helps lax grow in inner-city Philly; more headlines

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It’s title time in college lacrosse, and, as always, the media is all over it. The New York Times put the spotlight on former Smithtown West star Rob Pannell and his return to Cornell in quest of a national title. With the Final Four garnering attention, so too does the continued growth of the sport. […]

News & Notes: Rutgers reinstates Brecht as coach; Matheis named rookie of week; Wall Street Journal calls lacrosse ‘Sport of Scholarships'; NCAA quarterfinal previews; more headlines

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Rutgers University has concluded an investigation of allegations of verbal abuse made against its men’s lacrosse coach Brian Brecht that led to Brecht being suspended with pay since April 19 and has reinstated Brecht as its coach. Here’s the official announcement from the university. The Wall Street Journal’s “Urban Gardner” columnist, Ralph Gardner, meanwhile, takes […]

News & Notes: Record total of lacrosse players in 2012; Big East, ACC award winners; more headlines

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It’s not exactly surprising, but it is impressive. A record total 722,205 played lacrosse last year, according to the annual participation report by US Lacrosse. That marked an increased of 5.5 percent from 2011 — the ninth straight year of five percent growth. In addition, there’s been an increase of 184 percent in player participation […]

News & Notes: Men’s, women’s Tewaaraton finalists announced today; more headlines

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Colgate’s Peter Baum, the 2012 winner, leads the list of the 25 men’s nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy. The 25 women’s nominees were also named today. Here’s the rundown: Men Niko Amato, Maryland – Jr., GK Peter Baum, Colgate – Sr., A Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland – Sr., LSM David DiMaria, Lehigh – Sr., A Tucker […]

News & Notes: Rutgers suspends lacrosse coach; more headlines

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Just weeks after men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusive behavior with players, Rutgers University is investigating allegations of verbal abuse made against its men’s lacrosse coach Brian Brecht. Brecht has been suspended with pay during the investigation, according to a report today by the Newark Star-Ledger. In other headlines from this past […]

News & Notes: Loyola will host Newtown players, families; Maverik founder Gagliari moving on; more headlines

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Defending national champion Loyola will host nearly 50 players and family members from Newtown (Conn.) Youth Lacrosse on Saturday, April 13, when the Greyhounds host the University of Denver in their regular-season home finale at 1 p.m. at the Ridley Athletic Complex. In other headlines from this past week:  * Maverik founder Gagliardi moving on […]

News & Notes: Rabil is first ‘million dollar’ lacrosse man; more headlines

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The lacrosse world has its first million dollar many, according to Bloomberg.com. It should come as no surprise that it’s Paul Rabil, thanks to an array of endorsement deals and more than 100,000 combined followers on Twitter and Facebook, coupled with an increase of 37% in lacrosse participation nationwide since 2008. In a sidenote, Rabil, […]

News & Notes: New Big East Conference includes lacrosse broadcast deal; more headlines

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Nearly all of the discussion surrounding the announcement this week of a new 10-team Big East Conference centered on basketball. For good reason. The so-called “Catholic 7,” who broke off from the conference did so to form a new Big East where basketball was the priority. But lacrosse is also a part of the equation. […]

News & Notes: Citi Field hosts college doubleheader; more headlines

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The announcement came in mid-December. The inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic will be on Sunday, which also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a college lacrosse doubleheader at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens that starts with Michigan facing Colgate at noon, followed by a game between Navy and Holy Cross at 3 p.m. ESPNU will […]

News & Notes: Girls lacrosse safety under microscope; lacrosse sticks now allowed as carry-on luggage; more headlines

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A bill that would have required helmets be worn by girls lacrosse players that was proposed for the state of Maryland wound up being withdrawn, but according to Athletic Business, the proposal has sparked a conversation about safety in the girls game. In an interesting development earlier this week, lacrosse sticks are now being allowed […]

News & Notes: First national HS rankings released; more headlines

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The first national high school boys lacrosse rankings were released earlier this week. Ten teams from the tristate region are included in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings, led by Chaminade High School (N.Y.) at No. 2 behind No. 1 Boys Latin (Md.). In other headlines from this past week: * LaxMagazine.com high […]

News & Notes: Lax’s rise in Florida explored; more headlines

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It’s no secret lacrosse participation is booming nationally. That’s especially evident now in Florida, where many football players are finding playing the sport is a perfect companion. The Miami Herald examines that trend. Meanwhile, in the longtime lax hotbed of Baltimore, Loyola College has started its quest of what would be an unprecedented second straight […]

News & Notes: Ranking the Top 25 college players; more headlines

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Who are the Top 25 players in collegiate men’s lacrosse? Analyst Quint Kessenich, the former Johns Hopkins goaltender, gives his take in this story for the Baltimore Sun. In other headlines from this past week:  * Pietramala eyes improvement on Hopkins’ attack * VCU to add women’s lacrosse in 2015-16 * Virginia looks to reload […]

News & notes: Growth of D-I women’s game explored; more headlines

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Women’s lacrosse is growing at a rapid pace at the Division I level, with no signs of stopping. That’s subject of a feature story published Feb. 6 in the Baltimore Sun. In other headlines from this past week: * Game times set for men’s championship games * Sacred Heart University employs hidden-ball trick * HS […]

News & Notes: Johns Hopkins’ possible move to Big Ten explored

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Rutgers and Maryland will be joining the Big Ten. Will Johns Hopkins be next? Speculation about the Blue Jays’ conference future continues, and InsideLacrosse.com’s Terry Foy takes a look at the possibilities. In other headlines this week: * Injury will sideline Galasso for Syracuse’s 2013 season * Minus Galasso, ‘Cuse must now rely on other […]

News & Notes: Daniello sidelined for season at Syracuse; Tufts players suspended; NCAA rules changes; more headlines

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Mike Daniello’s debut as a member of the Syracuse Orange is on hold. The former John Jay (N.Y.) All-America attackman, who transferred to SU from Johns Hopkins after the 2012 season, has taken a medical leave of absence. Several other headlines from this past week also involve college lax. * Tufts lacrosse players suspended for […]

News & notes: MLL schedule set; Syracuse athletic official charged

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We’ve been anticipating both the upcoming high school and college seasons by looking ahead to the schedules. Now, we have the slate of another level of lax to sink our teeth into. Major League Lacrosse just announced its 2013 schedule. That’s among the headlines from this past week you may have missed. Here are some […]

Major League Lacrosse Draft round-by-round results

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The latest Major League Lacrosse Draft was completed late Friday night. You can get round-by-round results here. * News & notes archive Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Schedules scanner Links to 2013 men’s and women’s collegiate and boys and girls high school schedules. Player’s perspective archive You can […]

News & Notes: ESPN releases college lacrosse schedules; Syracuse media day, more headlines

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College lacrosse will once again be well-covered on ESPN’s family of networks. ESPN released its schedule of broadcasts earlier this week for both men’s and women’s games. In other headlines this past week: * Galasso shares thoughts as Syracuse starts practice * Former LI standouts Galasso, Conroy officially join Syracuse * NCAA rules changes benefit […]

News & Notes: Stars gather for Newtown clinic; 2012 reviews

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Some of the biggest names in the lacrosse world gathered in Newtown, Conn., for a youth clinic held two weeks after the tragic events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. You can read more in this story from InsideLacrosse.com. Here are some other lacrosse headlines from this past week: * Syracuse’s Daniello hospitalized  […]