The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association is pleased to announce their National All-America Class for the 2015 season. The 2015 class is represented by student-athletes from 20 states and 25 colleges and universities.
Frostburg State University director of athletics Troy A. Dell has announced that Hayley Engster will take over the reins of the Bobcat women's lacrosse program and serve as head coach following a national search.
Eve Levinson, who was selected three years ago to start and coach first at Mercer University, has resigned as the head women's lacrosse coach. Levinson will be pursuing other professional opportunities closer to her family in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Hampden-Sydney head lacrosse coach Ray Rostan has announced his plans to retire following the 2016 season after serving the college for over three decades. Rostan will be entering his 40th season as a collegiate coach and his 32nd as head coach of the Tigers.
Drew University Director of Athletics Jason Fein announced today the hiring of Jane Karger as the 10th head coach of the Drew women's lacrosse program. Karger will lead the Rangers into their 39th season in the spring of 2016.
Major League Lacrosse announced that Boston Cannons head coach John Tucker has been named 2015 Brine Coach of the Year. Boston Cannons attackman Davey Emala was named the 2015 Brine Most Improved Player.
The 2015 FIL Women's U19 Lacrosse World Championship is taking place between from July 23rd to August 1st at the University of Edinburgh. Team USA remains undefeated and will face Canada for the championship.
Director of Athletics Brian Granata announced that April Pollock has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Arcadia University. She replaces Erin Livingston, who will remain at the University as assistant athletic director and head field hockey coach.
Amy Martin has been promoted to first assistant at Kennesaw State. Wingate has appointed Kirsten Smith as assistant coach. Kendall Adkin has been added to the Randolph-Macon lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Ursuline announced that Shannon Rohrich has joined the program as an assistant coach.
The 2015 FIL Women's U19 Lacrosse World Championship is taking place between from July 23rd to August 1st on the Peffermill Playing Fields at the University of Edinburgh. Here are the results of the games on Wednesday, the first of two days of bracket play, as well the schedule for Thursday.
The all-time leader in winning percentage (84%) for Division I and II, Jack Kaley brings his expertise to the "Lacrosse Essentials", a comprehensive new resource for coaches and beginning through intermediate men's players.
Andrew Bascom has been selected as the Lees-McRae men's lacrosse assistant coach. Head coach Thomas Leanos of Drew University announced the hiring of Steve Manitta as the Rangers' next assistant coach.
Charlotte Hounds attackman Joey Sankey has been named the 2015 "Cascade Rookie of the Year", as voted by MLL head coaches and general managers. Greg Gurenlian of the New York Lizards was the winner of the 2015 "FOAthlete award."
Saint Anselm College Director of Athletics Jim Herlihy announced Tuesday that Michael Sciamanna has been selected to lead the men's lacrosse program as its head coach. Sciamanna will begin his duties in mid-August.
The 2015 FIL Women's U19 Lacrosse World Championship is taking place between from July 23rd to August 1st at the University of Edinburgh. Results of the games on Tuesday are below. Team USA is now 5-0 entering bracket play.
Matt Kerwick has announced that the Big Red will add 15 newcomers to the roster for the 2016 season. The 15-member class consists of six US Lacrosse All-Americans and has six midfielders, five attackmen, three defenders, and one goalie.
The Denver Outlaws (7-7) completed a 15-14 come-from-behind overtime victory over the New York Lizards (10-4) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Sunday in front of 6,448 fans in the final game of the 2015 MLL season.
The 2015 FIL Women's U19 Lacrosse World Championship is taking place between from July 23rd to August 1st on the Peffermill Playing Fields at the University of Edinburgh. Over 30 teams are participating in the event.
A new book on the history of international women's lacrosse will be launched during the FIL U19 Women's World Lacrosse Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game is the first book to capture the 125 plus years of history in women's field lacrosse.
Holy Cross men's lacrosse coach Judd Lattimore has announced the incoming freshman class for the Crusaders. Eleven freshmen, including two high school All-Americans, will join the program in the fall of 2015.
Brian Kelly filled an opening on his 2015-16 Goucher College coaching staff by hiring Slater Ottenritter. Lynchburg College announced the promotion of Jon Lombardo to the program's full-time assistant lacrosse coach.
Florida Southern men's lacrosse head coach Marty Ward has announced his latest recruiting class as the Moccasins get ready for the start of the 2015-16 school year. A total of 23 new student-athletes have been added to the roster.
The Federation of International Lacrosse advises its members that the Haudenosaunee team has withdrawn from the FIL Rathbones Women's U19 Lacrosse World Championship, scheduled from 23rd July to 1st August, at the University of Edinburgh Playing Fields at Peffermill.
In a recent interview with Joe Amplo from Marquette, I loved the way he combined practice plan principles. In this case, I want to describe how they run their 4v4's, although the same principles apply to spice it up in 5v5 as well.
It was one for the record books, as the Ohio Machine (8-5) took down the New York Lizards (10-3), 14-9 for the first time in club history. Featuring two playoff-bound teams in front of a full crowd at Selby Stadium, the contest did not disappoint.
Richmond men's lacrosse head coach Dan Chemotti has announced the hiring of Chris Perzinski as assistant coach for the squad for the 2015-16 season. The Freeland, Maryland native coached at his alma mater, Lynchburg College, twice and will be coaching in Division I for the first time.
Max Seiblad, one of the key off-season trade acquisitions, scored the game winning goal, giving the Boston Cannons a 9-8 win over Chesapeake that clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2012.
US Lacrosse has announced the boys' and girls' lacrosse teams that will compete in the seventh annual US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships July 24-26 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Va.
Massachusetts men's lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella announced Doc Schneider has been promoted to assistant coach ahead of the 2015-16 school year. Schneider served as a volunteer assistant during 2014-15 after five years as an assistant coach from 2010-14 and four more as a starting goalkeeper for the Minutemen prior to that.
The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday afternoon lost their 2015 home finale 17-16 to the Florida Launch in overtime. With the loss, the Hounds drop to 3-9 on the season and are officially eliminated from the MLL playoff picture.
Amanda Belichick has been named the new head coach of the women's lacrosse program at the College of the Holy Cross. Belichick, the sixth head coach in program history, joins the Crusaders after spending the last two seasons as the head coach at Wesleyan University.
The Denver Outlaws (5-7) fell to the first place New York Lizards (10-2) Thursday by a score of 18-15 at Shuart Stadium in Uniondale, N.Y. The Lizards carried a 10-5 lead into halftime--followed up by a 45-minute rain delay--and held on despite the Outlaws rallying for 10 second half points.
Piedmont College has announced the hiring of Tim Dunton as the new head coach of men's lacrosse for the Lions. Dunton comes to Piedmont following a successful 13-year career as the head men's lacrosse coach at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts.
Washington College head men's lacrosse coach Jeff Shirk has announced the addition of Pat Johnston to the Shoremen's assistant coaching staff. Johnston is coming off an outstanding playing career at RIT and was the recipient of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award this past spring as the most outstanding goalie in Division III.
Oneonta head men's lacrosse coach Dan Mahar announced the addition of Matt Doyle to the Red Dragon's coaching staff. Doyle joins Oneonta after spending the past two seasons as head coach at Florida State University. He will be working primarily with Oneonta's offense and man-up squads.
Andy Whitley has been named the associate head coach of the Fairfield men's lacrosse team, it was announced today by head coach Andy Copelan. Whitley recently completed his sixth season on the sidelines with the Stags.
Alma College has named Ashley Johnson the new head coach for women's lacrosse. Johnson comes to Alma from Division II Grand Valley State University, where she was a graduate assistant for the past three years.
Richmond women's lacrosse head coach Allison Kwolek has announced the hire of former Northwestern goalie Bridget Bianco to the position of assistant coach with the Spiders this summer. The Moorestown, New Jersey native was a three-year starter for the Wildcats.
Vanderbilt head coach Cathy Swezey announced the hiring of former Florida midfielder and three-time All-American Shannon Gilroy as an assistant coach. Gilroy replaces Julie Gardner, who left after two years to take a similar position at James Madison University.
The penultimate day of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout was especially patriotic and thrilling. The Men's Masters and Women's Elite divisions continued round-robin play. Meanwhile, the Men's Elite completed the semifinal round of their bracket.
In an exciting July 4th showdown at Selby Stadium, the Ohio Machine (6-5) fell to the Rochester Rattlers (6-5), 16-15. The Machine held a lead through the first three quarters but came up short in the fourth quarter.
US Lacrosse has 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 Under Armour Senior All-America boys' and girls' games take place this evening, July 3rd, at the stadium at Towson University in Maryland. The girls' match starts at 5:30 p.m. The boys' game begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be aired on ESPNU.
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.
The University of Pennsylvania's James H. Greene, Jr., Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, Mike Murphy, has announced that Pat Myers has been promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach. Myers spent last year as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Quakers.
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.
The College of the Holy Cross has named 2014 Bucknell graduate Peter Burke as an assistant men's lacrosse coach, as announced by head coach Judd Lattimore and director of athletics Nathan Pine. Burke will also serve as the midfielders coach.
North Central College director of athletics Jim Miller '86 has announced the hiring of Jay Farrell as the first head coach of the Cardinals' men's lacrosse program, which will begin play in spring 2017.
The University of Pennsylvania announced two promotions on its women's lacrosse coaching staff, with Melissa Lehman being named associate head coach and Kerri Whitaker moving into a new role as director of player development.
Briarcliffe College announced today that its administration has made the difficult decision to eliminate all intercollegiate athletic programs beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year to focus financial resources on academic programs.
The second day of the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout was a busy one. The tournament continued with the Men's Supermasters, Grandmasters, and Zenmasters and expanded to include the U19 Boys' and Girls' divisions.
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 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.
Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has named Kerry O'Donnell as the University's head women's lacrosse coach. She comes to Gannon after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division II Georgian Court.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the finalists for its individual awards for the 2015 lacrosse season. The winners will be announced at the NLL Season Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 29 in Toronto, Ontario.
Monmouth College has tabbed a former Division I student-athlete with Division II coaching credentials to lead the Fighting Scots' newest varsity sport, naming Elizabeth Demara to guide the school's women's lacrosse program.
The Mercer women's lacrosse program will look to build upon the foundation that was laid in its inaugural campaign. Assisting with that process will be respected women's lacrosse mentor Janine Tucker, who has been retained as a consultant for the program.
Lehigh head women's lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the Mountain Hawks' incoming class of 2019 on Tuesday which includes nine student-athletes from five different states. The group will look to mesh with Lehigh's strong cast of returning players.
UMass Lowell men's lacrosse head coach Ed Stephenson has hired Larry Kline as an assistant coach for the 2016 season. Kline, a former assistant coach at Washington College, moves into the role after spending the 2014-15 season as a sports performance assistant with the River Hawks.
Each year we hear from coaches about new techniques, which continue to evolve. Here are three ideas you may want to consider, all in the spirit of putting players in a better position to be successful.
US Lacrosse annually names girls' lacrosse players as All-Americans or All-Academic team members. Over 3,300 players in these groups have been recognized so far for their efforts on and off the field this year.