As the popularity and the visibility of lacrosse increase, the diversity in the sport lags behind. Just 1.9 percent of Division I men's lacrosse players are black, according to the most recent NCAA study.
The South beat the North 16-10 in the 72nd Annual USILA/LaxWorld Division I-II Senior North-South All-Star Game Friday on the campus of Cabrini College. An up-and-down tempo saw seven different players from the South post double-digit points.
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Kelly McPartland scored three second half goals to lead top-seeded Maryland to its 17th title game with an 11-10 victory against Syracuse in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship Friday.
Villanova, Pa. - Third-ranked North Carolina advanced to the Division I title game with a dominating performance in an 11-4 victory No. 2 and two-time defending champion Northwestern on Friday evening at Villanova University.
Regan Denham, the only head coach in Liberty lacrosse program's history, announced her resignation from her position earlier today. A national search for the program's second head coach will begin immediately.
Cornell's Rob Pannell received the USILA's Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Outstanding Player in Division I. Princeton's Tom Schreiber took home the Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the Outstanding Midfielder, Albany's Lyle Thompson captured the Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award as Outstanding Attackman, Tucker Durkin of Johns Hopkins received the William C. Schmeisser Award as Outstanding Defensive Player, and Penn State's Austin Kaut was given the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as Outstanding Goalie.
BETHPAGE, NY, May 23, 2013–– MSG Varsity, Cablevision's 24/7 Emmy Award winning high school network, will capture some of the best lacrosse playoff action in the tri-state area beginning Thursday, May 23
The women's NCAA semifinals take place on Friday at Villanova University, while the men's semifinals are on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Below is a comparison of the teams using LaxPower data and NCAA team statistics.
Changes in computer ratings and rankings were computed for teams in NCAA men's and women's Divisions I, II, and III. The teams with greatest positive change in computer ranking from 2012 to 2013 were as follows.
Conference power ratings were calculated for each of the three men's and women's NCAA divisions. The top-ranking conferences in men's Divisions I, II, and III were the ACC, East Coast, and Centennial, respectively.
Brendan Buckley (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) is one of the most decorated Army lacrosse defensemen in program history and, on Friday morning, he added one of the most prestigious awards in the nation to his sparkling resume: Buckley was named the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I lacrosse.
Sonoma State has announced Panchito Ojeda has been promoted to head coach and Matt Blamey to associate head coach. Sonoma State finished second in the WCLL this past year and seventh in the final Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association Coach's Poll.
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division I have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
The rosters have been announced for the Division I/II USILA/LaxWorld North-South Game. The event is being played at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Francesca DeLorenzo is returning to her roots and taking the sideline, but this time in Panther gear. DeLorenzo has been named the new head women's lacrosse coach at Purchase College, Chris Bisignano, Director of Athletics, announced today.
BALTIMORE, May 22, 2013 - The 2013 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year's eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 26, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.
BABSON PARK, Mass. – For the first time since 2004, men's lacrosse will return to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), as the conference will begin sponsoring the sport for the 2014 season.
WATERBURY, Conn. – Post University men's lacrosse head coach Jim Griffin announced a class of 28 student-athletes for the program's inaugural season in 2014. The class consists of signees from seven states, including New York, New Jersey, and California.
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division III have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
The 2013 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association/Under Armour North-South All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, May 26. The event will be held on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa.
LaxPower's top 50 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse teams as of May 21st can be found below. Ward Melville (NY) at 16-0 takes over the top position in the boys' ratings, while IAAM-A champion McDonogh School (MD) at 22-0 once again heads the girls' rankings.
American University has announced a three-year contract extension for head lacrosse coach Emma Wallace, which runs through the 2016 season. Wallace had served as interim head coach for the 2013 season.
The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans for Division II have been announced. The USILA is an association of institutions with varsity lacrosse programs in all three NCAA divisions and was founded in 1885.
Here are some of the top high school boys' lacrosse games around the country as well as intersectional match-ups that might be of interest. The first two lists have the results for last week, and the second pair show the games on tap for this week.
Updated brackets are available on our NCAA Tournament page. The brackets for Men's Divisions I and III and Women's Divisions I (final four game times added), II, and III now reflect the results of today's tournament games except for the MD3 semifinal tonight between Stevenson and Salisbury, which will be added later.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Facing a team that has won three titles coming in, including last season, No. 2 Limestone (20-2, 7-0 CC) battled back and held a second half lead before succumbing to No. 1 LIU Post (20-0, 7-0 ECC) in the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse National Championship game on Sunday, May 19 at Mustang Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Junior goalie Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made 11 saves and allowed just five goals in 50:23 to jump-start fourth-seeded Denver's largest come-from-behind victory under head coach Bill Tierney, a 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior captain David Lawson tallied a career-high five goals to lead Duke to a thrilling 12-11 comeback victory over No. 2 seed Notre Dame in front of 7,749 fans at the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinal at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Austin Fisher of Colorado State and Steve Johnson of St. John's were named as the recipients of the Godekeraw Award as the top player in their respective divisions of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Sophomore Allister Warren (Toronto, ON/Malvern) scored two minutes, five seconds into overtime as third-ranked RIT advanced to its first-ever NCAA Div. III national title game with a 10-9 win versus top-ranked Cortland Sunday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – No. 12 Salisbury's title defense came to an end on Sunday night at Mustang Stadium, as the Sea Gulls fell to No. 4 Stevenson University, 12-6, in an NCAA Division III semifinal game.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – No. 2 Salisbury toppled the No. 1 team in the nation, Trinity (Conn.), 12-5, in the NCAA Division III National Championship game on Sunday afternoon. The win avenged the Sea Gulls' loss to the Bantams in the 2012 title game, the only other meeting between the two programs.
LaxPower will carrying periodic player reports from 3d Lacrosse. Field staff attend high school games around the country and provide player evaluations and ratings. This report covers players on three high school teams in Texas (St. Mark's School, Highland Park, and Episcopal School of Dallas) as well as Garden City (NY) and La Salle College High School (PA), which met earlier this season.
Greenville, SC – The Colorado State University Rams travelled over 1,500 miles to play a team just 55 miles down the road, and on the backs of yet another record-setting defensive performance, they completed their drive for perfection last Saturday night at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville, SC.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Westminster College saw its quest for the second national title in school history fall a little short as they dropped a 9-7 decision to St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday afternoon in the MCLA Division II Championship Game at Sirrine Stadium.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Top seed Syracuse (15-3) scored three goals in the final 3 min. and 4 sec. to rally for a 7-6 NCAA quarterfinal victory against Yale (12-5) at Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 18.
College Park, Md. – No. 2 Syracuse bolted to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter, but No. 11 Yale held the Orange scoreless for 43 minutes while scoring six goals of their own. The Syracuse offense finally awakened. The deficit was erased in less than a minute in the final period, and then Dylan Donahue netted the game winner with just 13 seconds remaining to give Syracuse a 7-6 victory in the Saturday afternoon quarterfinals.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – No. 8 Cornell dominated in every facet of the game and advanced to the program's fourth NCAA Final Four in the last eight years with a 16-6 victory over No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. The Big Red improved to 14-3, while OSU's season ends at 13-4.
College Park, Md. – Cornell may have been unseeded in the tournament, but the No. 8 Big Red dominated third-seeded/ranked Ohio State, earning a 16-6 victory in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. Steve Mock scored seven goals and Rob Pannell had two goals and six assists to lead the Cornell offense.
ERIE, Pa.- For the second time in three years, Mercyhurst will play for the NCAA Championship. The tale of how the Lakers advanced to the title game will echo throughout Tullio Field for years to come. Deven Alves scored with 2:56 left in overtime, giving #1 Mercyhurst an 18-17 win over #2 Limestone in a classic semifinal game on Saturday afternoon.
Garden City, N.Y. - Top-seeded Adelphi hosted #3 LeMoyne on Saturday, May 18 in the NCAA Division II semifinals at Motamed Field. The Panthers trailed 13-12 with 5:19 left in the game, but the Dolphins scored three of the last four goals to secure the 16-13 win.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- By working its way to a 5-0 lead and holding its opponent without a shot for the first 17 minutes of the game, No. 2 Northwestern set the tone for what turned into a convincing 15-7 win over No. 7 Penn State in the NCAA quarterfinals in front of over 1,100 fans Saturday night.
CHAPEL HILL – Third-seeded North Carolina scored three times in the first minute of the game, pouncing on unseeded Virginia and winning, 13-9, in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field. With the victory, Carolina (16-3) advances to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Trailing by two with just over two minutes to play in regulation, No. 2 Limestone (20-1, 7-0 CC) rallied to force overtime and scored on an empty net in sudden victory to earn an 11-10 double overtime victory over No. 3 Rollins to advance to the NCAA Division II championship game.
Owings Mills, Md. - Trinity scored the game's final three goals to turn a 6-5 second-half deficit into an 8-6 win over Cortland in the NCAA Division III semifinals this afternoon at Stevenson University's Mustang Stadium.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – No. 2 Salisbury overcame its first second-half deficit of the season, scoring with just over eight minutes to play, breaking a 7-7 tie, to collect an 8-7 victory over No. 3 Middlebury College in the NCAA Division III semifinals.
In a letter to the Johns Hopkins community on Friday, May 17, President Ronald J. Daniels announced that he has accepted the recommendation of a special committee that the Blue Jay men's lacrosse program seek conference affiliation.
The 2013 MCLA National Championships for Divisions I and II and taking place on May 13-18, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina. Below are the results of Thursday's semifinal games along with the match-ups for the championships that will take place on Saturday, May 18.
BETHPAGE, NY, May 15, 2013 –– MSG Varsity, Cablevision's 24/7 Emmy Award winning high school network, will capture live action of two of the top boys' lacrosse teams in the tri-state area. No. 2 Delbarton School (New Jersey) and No. 3 Chaminade High School (Long Island) face-off on Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Optimum TV Channel 14.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN - Wabash College President Patrick E. White announced the addition of men's lacrosse as a varsity sport at the institution, beginning competition in the spring 2015. A search for a varsity head coach will begin immediately.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - For the fourth time in the last five years, Stevenson has advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. The fourth-ranked Mustangs got four points from Peter Green en route to a 13-7 victory over No. 13 Lynchburg Wednesday night.
The 2013 MCLA National Championships for Divisions I and II and taking place on May 13-18, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina. Below are the results of Tuesday's quarterfinal games along with the match-ups for the semifinals that will take place on Thursday, May 16.
Onondaga defeated Nassau, 15-11, on Sunday to win its fifth consecutive NJCAA national championship and seventh in the last eight years. The victory was also Onondaga's 70th win in a row, setting a new record for consecutive wins at any level of college lacrosse.
LaxPower's top 50 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse teams as of May 14th can be found below. Boys' Latin (MD) at 18-0 and IAAM-A champion McDonogh School (MD) at 22-0 once again head the boys' and girls' rankings.
ELON, N.C. – Elon women's lacrosse head coach Josh Hexter has announced the roster for the program's inaugural season in 2014. The 26-person team will be made up of 22 freshmen, two sophomores, and two seniors.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2013) – Rutgers University re-instated men's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht effective Tuesday, May 14 after having suspended him on April 19 with pay, following allegations of verbal abuse.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2013 - US Lacrosse is among the national sports organizations publicly endorsing the Youth Sports Concussion Act, a new bill that is expected to be introduced shortly in the U.S. Senate.
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - Niagara University signed prospective student-athletes Laura Messer, Amanda Yavorek and Holly Vulpis to national letters of intent during the spring signing period, lacrosse head coach Wendy Stone announced this week.
The 2013 MCLA National Championships for Divisions I and II and taking place on May 13-18, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina. Below are the results of Monday's first-round games along with the match-ups for the quarterfinals that will take place on Tuesday, May 14.
Here are some of the top high school boys' lacrosse games around the country as well as intersectional match-ups that might be of interest. The first two lists have the results for last week, and the second pair show the games on tap for this week.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy announced that it will elevate the men's and women's club lacrosse teams to varsity status, effective with the 2014-2015 academic year. The teams will compete officially for the first time as Division III intercollegiate squads playing in the NEWMAC in the spring of 2015.
This an awesome lacrosse drill that is not only great for lacrosse practice but can give a great twist to your pre-game routine as well. Most teams conclude their pre-game warm-up with some type of 3v2 or 4v3 drill to really get the pace moving and the team playing in a competitive format right.
The latest Player Impact Ratings, based on player statistics and team results through Sunday, are now available. The current ratings for the 2013 season can be accessed at the link below. Use the Division and Position selectors to view the areas of interest to you.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The top-seeded Orange (14-3) overcame an early 4-0 deficit and defeated Northeast Conference champion Bryant (8-11) by the score of 12-7 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 12 at the Carrier Dome.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Bryant started hot, jumping to a 4-0 lead, but top-seeded Syracuse overcame the deficit and defeated the Bulldogs, 12-7, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday night at the Carrier Dome. The Orange defense held strong despite losing 22 of 23 face-offs to NEC Player of Year Kevin Massa.
DURHAM, N.C. – Case Matheis scored with 1:40 remaining in the second overtime period to propel seventh-seeded Duke to a 12-11 win over reigning national champion Loyola in the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Case Matheis scored the game-tying goal with 1:05 left in the fourth quarter and then netted the game-winner in the second overtime to give seventh-seeded Duke a first-round victory over Loyola in the NCAA tournament.
DENVER, CO - There was a smell of fresh grilled bratwurst, cold air from a late afternoon Rocky Mountain downpour, and a murmur of a crowd - ready to see the two highest-powered offenses in Division I lacrosse go to battle.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Paced by six points from Logan Schuss and five by Jesse King, third-ranked Ohio State downed Towson, 16-6, in the first round of NCAA tournament action Sunday afternoon in front of 2,358 fans at Ohio Stadium.
Cornell methodically picked apart one of the nation's best defenses on its own homefield, caused havoc on defense, dominated special teams and controlled every aspect of the game in topping No. 6 seed Maryland 16-8 on Sunday afternoon at Byrd Stadium in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Eighth-ranked but unseeded Cornell dominated play, knocking off No. 5 Maryland in an NCAA first round game in College Park. Rob Pannell had seven points on the day, Steve Mock scored four times, and AJ Fiore made 12 saves for the Big Red (13-3). The Terrapins, who had made it to the finals the previous two years, see their season end at 10-4. Photos of the game are by Ben and James Mackey.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- With dominant all-around performances by senior Taylor Thornton and junior Alyssa Leonard, two-time defending NCAA champion Northwestern pulled away from Stanford to post a 15-8 victory in the Wildcats' 2013 NCAA Championship debut Sunday at Lakeside Field.
CHAPEL HILL – Third-seeded North Carolina got five goals and two assists from Kara Cannizzaro and four goals and two assists from Abbey Friend, defeating 11th-ranked Loyola, 19-9, on Sunday at Fetzer Field in the NCAA Tournament second round.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With cylinders firing on all ends, the No. 5 seed Florida lacrosse team used nine unanswered goals in the first half, sending them to a 16-5 win over Denver on Sunday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in the NCAA second round.
Georgetown's Caroline Tarzian scored three points on two goals and one assist, but Virginia went on an 8-1 run that spanned both halves and held off a late rally by the sixth-seed Hoyas en route to a 10-8 win Sunday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field in the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; May 12 – Mackenzie Cyr notched her second straight six-point game and Maggie McCormick recorded four goals and two assists to lead seventh-seeded Penn State to a 12-9 victory against No. 15 Massachusetts in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Penn State Lacrosse Field on Sunday afternoon.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Visiting Duke used a strong defensive effort to defeat No. 8 Navy, 10-5, in the NCAA second round at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Duke (14-5) now advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals to face top-seeded Maryland while Navy, with its 19-2 record, has its best season in program history come to a close.
Hartford, Conn. - The defending NCAA Division III Champion Trinity College Bantams are headed back to the Final Four after outscoring the visiting College of New Jersey Lions, 8-2, over the final 44:33 of a 12-7 victory in the quarterfinals this afternoon on Sheppard Field.
SALISBURY, Md. – No. 2 Salisbury escaped with an 8-6 victory over No. 6 Franklin & Marshall in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Sea Gulls advanced to Final Four with the win, while the Diplomats season comes to an end with a 16-5 mark.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury will make its 16th trip to the NCAA final four after earning a 10-8 win over Rensselaer in a regional final game on Kohn Field. The Engineers end their season with a 16-4 mark, their most successful season in school history.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Fourth-ranked Cortland scored 11 consecutive goals spanning the first and second halves to break open a tight game and went on to defeat eighth-ranked Bowdoin, 14-4, Sunday afternoon in the 2013 NCAA Div. III Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at the Stadium Complex.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado State became the first No. 1 seed to win the US Lacrosse Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates Division I National Championship since 2007 by dominating UC Santa Barbara 14-4 in the final. The Rams completed a perfect 22-0 season and won their fourth national title in the last six years.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 1 North Carolina sprinted past Lehigh, 16-7, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field. Marcus Holman led the Tar Heels (13-3) with one goal and four assists, while Jimmy Bitter and Chad Tutton each added three goals and an assist. David DiMaria had two goals and three assists for the Mountain Hawks.
DENVER – Sophomore Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, BC) recorded career-highs in points (9) and goals (8) as No. 4 seeded Denver defeated Albany 19-14 Saturday evening in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State's season came to an end on Saturday in the NCAA first round with a 10-7 loss to Yale at Penn State Lacrosse Field. The Bulldogs utilized a 9-1 run in the second half to overcome Penn State's four-goal halftime lead.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; May 10, 2013 – Senior Molly Fernandez (Baltimore, Md.) recorded her 100th career goal and junior Mackenzie Cyr (Westminster, Md.) tallied a team-high three points as the seventh-seeded Penn State edged Canisius, 14-13, in NCAA first-round action at the Penn State Lacrosse Field Friday night.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Freshman midfielder Maddy Acton fired the game-winning goal in double overtime to send eighth-ranked Duke to a thrilling 10-9 NCAA First Round victory over No. 17 Princeton Friday evening in front of a crowd of 1,250 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
EVANSTON, Ill. – A Hannah Farr free position goal with four seconds remaining in regulation completed a Stanford comeback that overshadowed a late Notre Dame rally as the Cardinal advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship with an 8-7 win over the Irish Friday night at Northwestern's Lakeside Field.
College Park, Md. -- In its first NCAA Tournament game, No. 10 Stony Brook played sparkling defense and put Towson away late for for an 8-6 win Friday night at the Maryland Lacrosse and Field Hockey Complex.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 11 Loyola used a strong first half and balanced scoring in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament to earn an 18-7 win over High Point at North Carolina's Fetzer Field Friday night.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Virginia sophomore Casey Bocklet scored four goals to lead eight different scorers as the Cavaliers posted a 12-6 victory over Penn Friday afternoon at Georgetown University's Multi-Sport Field in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Denver sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) scored two goals and distributed four assists, leading the No. 13 Pioneers to a 14-7 victory over Jacksonville in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the University of Florida on Friday afternoon.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - While a thunderstorm delay suspended play for over an hour, it was a four-goal spurt when play resumed that ended a 29-year drought for No. 15 UMass. The Minutewomen defeated No. 18 UConn for their first NCAA Tournament win since 1984.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sophomore Covie Stanwick scored a game-high five goals, but Boston College fell to Dartmouth, 11-8, in the first round of the NCAA Championship at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday afternoon.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's finalists lists. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30.