The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part of its agreement to settle claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions.
The University of Denver lacrosse program has signed Maryland transfer and reining ACC Freshman of the Year Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) to its 2015 roster, head coach Bill Tierney announced on Tuesday.
Ohio State head coach Alexis Venechanos announced the hiring of Jill Byers and Christie Kaestner as assistant coaches. Byers, an All-American at Notre Dame (2006-09), comes to Columbus after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach, including last year at Stony Brook, while Kaesnter, who also was an All-American at Duke (2007-11), joins the Buckeyes after two seasons as an assistant at Coastal Carolina.
Brown lacrosse head coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the incoming class of 2018 slated to join the Bears for the 2015 season. The talented nine-member class includes siblings of current and former Brown players as well as a freshman from the nearby Moses Brown School in Providence.
Canada defeated Team USA to win the crown at the recent 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver. Here is how the 38 teams participating in the tournament stack up in terms of their computer ratings.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent has announced the hiring of Michael Bryant to the position of head men's lacrosse coach. Bryant will be the third head coach in the program's history and comes to Riverdale after a four-year playing career at Cortland and a six-year coaching stint at South Side High School.
Amanda Trendell has joined the Manhattan College women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach, it was announced today by head coach Elizabeth Weber. A 2014 Rutgers graduate, Trendell was a four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights.
Lindenwood lacrosse head coach Jack Cribbin announced today that four transfers will join the Lindenwood program for the 2014-15 season. Jenna Battaglini, Morgan Judd, Bailey Knapton, and Natalie Simpson are the newest Lindenwood Lions.
A veteran coach with more than a quarter century of experience on collegiate sidelines, Dave Metzbower was named Monday as the offensive coordinator for the men's lacrosse program at the University of North Carolina.
Former University of Massachusetts First-Team All-American Will Manny, who is currently the second-leading scorer for the Boston Cannons of the Major Lacrosse League, has been named assistant coach at Wagner College, it was announced today by Seahawk head coach Matt Poskay.
Canada controlled the action for much of the game to defeat Team USA, 8-5, in the title game at the Federation of International Lacrosse championship in front of 11,861 fans. Photos of the match are courtesy of Mike Baldassare.
Five goals from Kevin Crowley and a ball-control game plan that kept the dangerous United States team with the ball out of its stick for extended periods of the game led Canada to its third Federation of International Lacrosse world championship gold medal.
The Cannons looked destined for victory with a 15-13 lead with just over 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter before Mike Kimmel scored a 2 point goal with 17 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime. The Cannons had their chance in overtime but an errant pass went wide leading to the game winning goal for New York by JoJo Marasco.
Team USA advanced to the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship game after cruising past Australia, 22-3, in the semifinals on Thursday night. Team Canada, a 12-6 winner over the Iroquois Nationals, will face the U.S. in the title match on Saturday night. Photos of the action are courtesy of Mike Baldassare.
The United States is headed to the championship game of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship after beating Australia 22-3 in the semifinals on Thursday night. The U.S. will face Canada, a 12-6 winner over the Iroquois Nationals.
Byron Collins, a veteran of 17 seasons coaching men's lacrosse at the collegiate level, including 11 years as a head coach, has joined the University of Delaware staff as associate head coach and offensive coordinator.
I am always looking for new dills and ideas to keep lacrosse practices fresh, interesting, and engaging, and I see the benefit in a lot of mandatory 4v4 work. Although 70% of my drills involve transition, I still struggle with ways to keep our "even" lacrosse drills engaging, fast-paced, and interesting for players.
Lynn University lacrosse head coach Brian Kingsbury announced the addition of six more names to the 2015 team roster on Thursday morning. Angelo Beacon-Paglia, Thomas Dudzik, Matthew Hobden, Ian Magnan II, Chad Mitchell and Nick Nehring will join 11 other signees to form the second recruiting class in program history.
Joe Opron, head coach of George Washington University for the last three seasons, has announced that he will be stepping down for family and professional reasons and into a new role as Director of Lacrosse Operations. Succeeding Opron is J.D. Englehart, who has served as the Colonials' defensive coordinator for the past two seasons.
Tom Vickery made three saves in the final minute of the game, all in extra-man situations, as Australia held off Israel 9-8 to advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. The Iroquois Nationals also advanced a 10-8 victory over Scotland.
Ten new Bulldogs from seven different states will join the Yale men's lacrosse program this fall in preparation for the 2015 season. The class of 2018 includes six who have played midfield and two each on defense and attack. There are two face-off guys and a goalie among the newcomers with the state of New York producing a class-high of three.
There are several master's divisions playing at the World Lacrosse Festivals being held in conjunction with the 2014 FIL Championship. Here are a few shots of the action in the 55+ and 60+ groups. The players included Denver coach Bill Tierney, who suited up for the Cloud Splitters.
The United States dominated early, racing out to a 10-0 lead on its way to an 18-5 victory over the Iroquois Nationals to earn the top seed in the Blue Division before a sold out crowd of 7,303 at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship
Head coach Amy Patton has announced the addition of Nicole Moore to her staff for the upcoming 2015 season. Moore joins the Big Green coaching staff as an assistant after spending the last four years building Stetson's program from the ground up from 2011 to this past spring.
Germany, Israel, New Zealand and Scotland advanced in the bracket portion of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, while the United States stayed on top in the Blue Division by beating England 20-1 to move to 4-0.
Current lacrosse assistant coach Meghan Miller has been elevated to Associate Head Coach as announced by head coach Keely McDonald on Tuesday. Miller will begin the fifth season of her second stint at Brown in 2015, previously serving an assistant from 2004-2009 before returning for the 2011 campaign.
Catawba College lacrosse coach Jordan Clodfelter has announced eight signings for upcoming season. Joining the program will be Madison Anselmo, Caroline Beggs, Elena Bosco, Kennadi Holt, Hannah Scott, Megan Shortt, Hope Woods, and Brooke Wright.
The Gardner-Webb University women's lacrosse program is proud to announce its inaugural recruiting class, which includes 14 incoming freshmen and one transfer, announced head coach Jacquelyn Duggins on Monday.
University of Detroit Mercy Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. has removed the interim tag and announced today (Monday, July 14) that Chris Kolon '09 (MBA) will be the Titans new men's lacrosse head coach, effective immediately.
Canada's Curtis Dickson scored the game-winning goal with 19 seconds to play to lift the Canadians to a 9-8 victory and spoil a wild comeback by the Iroquois Nationals in the closing game of the fourth day of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, taking place Aug. 4-10, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with several ancillary events, including the Legends of Placid Lax tribute to those individuals who have enabled the tournament to grow from its modest beginnings.
Weather delayed many of the games on the third day of the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, but all were eventually played. Team USA cruised past Australia, 16-7, and the Iroquois Nationals easily dispatched Japan, 24-9.
Weather delayed action at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship for the second straight day, with the final games of the night beginning around 9:30 p.m. local time. There was plenty of excitement before and after the storms.
Nine nations made their debut in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, the largest international lacrosse championship in history. A record 38 nations are participating in this year's championship.
Team USA used an eight-goal run to defeat Canada, 10-7, in the opening game of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Photos of the opening festivities and the USA-Canada game are courtesy of Mike Baldassare.
After digging a 3-0 hole, the United States went on an eight-goal run to defeat Canada 10-7 before 11,447 fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the opening game of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) 2014 FIL Men's World Championship takes place July 10 through July 19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. A record 38 nations will participate this year and play 142 games over the 10 days.
Monmouth second-year head coach Brian Fisher announced the lacrosse program's incoming class, a group that features 12 freshmen hailing from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Delaware who will begin play in 2015.
William and Mary lacrosse head coach Hillary Fratzke has announced that 10 student-athletes will join the program for the 2014-15 academic year. The talented incoming class includes seven midfielders, two midfielders/attackers and a midfielder/defender.
Le Moyne announced Thursday the hiring of Kathy Taylor as the fifth head women's lacrosse coach in program history. She replaces Beth Hewitt, who resigned last month after a successful five-year run in charge of the Dolphins to accept the assistant coach position at Division I Vanderbilt University.
Duke University lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel has announced the addition of Lauren Morton as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils. Morton will work closely with the program's offensive personnel.
University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumnus Kevin Leveille (2000-03) was selected as the United States National Team captain for the squad's upcoming competition at the 2014 FIL World Championship, as voted upon by his Team USA peers Tuesday evening.
It's game day for Team Canada at the 2014 FIL World Championship and, as the team steps onto the practice field for one final shoot-around before their big opening game against Team USA, head coach Randy Mearns announced the selection of captains.
The National Lacrosse League has announced that Pat Coyle and Chris Hall have been voted into the NLL Hall of Fame as inductees of the Class of 2014. Coyle becomes the first defenseman in league history to win induction, while Hall was elected in his first year of eligibility.
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University, has announced that Peter Milliman has been named the Mario St. George Boiardi '04 Associate Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse.
Former U.S. National Team player and Stanford assistant coach Lauren Schwarzmann has been named head coach of the Mount St. Mary's University lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson announced on Tuesday. Schwarzmann, who has six years of Division I coaching experience, is the ninth head coach in program history.
Another Vail Lacrosse Shootout is in the books, and, as always, it was a spectacular eight days at 8,000 feet. In the men's championship, On the Hop Nation/Lacrossewear's took home the first-place trophy after a 12-8 win. Team STX won yet another championship in a landslide victory over CRSLax.com in the Women's Elite division.
A fourth quarter rally by the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night came up just short, as the Rochester Rattlers left American Legion Memorial Stadium with a 15-13 victory to move into first place in the MLL standings at 7-3.
The Ohio Machine used a fast start and an impeccable finish to pick up a 16-14 Fourth of July victory against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Selby Stadium. The win gave the Machine a season sweep of the back-to-back defending Major League Lacrosse champions.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) announced today that forward John Grant, Jr. will not be playing for Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships that begin next week in Denver, Colorado.
The Men's and Women's Elite divisions finished their second day. The Men's division completed the quarterfinal round of the tournament after four close games. The Women's Elite division saw an exciting day until it was cut short due to weather. Tomorrow's games will decide who will go to the championships in both divisions.
Director of Athletics Chris Bisignano is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Bocklet as the first-ever men's lacrosse coach at Purchase College. Bocklet, a local standout, comes to Purchase with pro experience as a player and most recently as a top assistant from Division I Dartmouth.
The fifth day of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the end of the Girls' High School division and the beginning of the Men's and Women's Elite divisions. Team HLA defeated Team 180 '15 for the coveted championship spot in the Girls' Gold Bracket, their third Vail Shootout title in a row.
Liz Hogan will join Stanford women's lacrosse as an assistant coach, as announced Thursday by head coach Amy Bokker. A current member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Hogan brings three years of Division I coaching experience to the Cardinal staff.
Brown has named its captains for the 2015 season as announced by head coach Keely McDonald on Monday. Seniors Alyssa DiBona, Janie Gion, and Abby Bunting and junior Richael Walsh will serve as co-captains for the Bears next season.
US Lacrosse has announced the second of two groups of high school boys' lacrosse players to be named as US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members, as well as winners of the Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year, Man of the Year and the Bob Scott Award.
The third day of the 42nd Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the high school division's best rise to the top. On the boys' side, it's a rematch of the 2013 championship game, as the Baltimore Crabs return to defend their title against the dangerous Laxachusetts.
Nearly 13 months after its initial announcement, the Big Ten Conference officially added men's and women's lacrosse on Tuesday. With it, the Nittany Lions embark on an exciting inaugural season in the league's 27th and 28th sports. Also announced on Tuesday are the sites and weekends of the 2015 opponents.
Army head lacrosse coach Joe Alberici has added former Duke star Justin Turri as an assistant coach on the Black Knights' coaching staff Tuesday morning. Turri helped Duke win a national title in 2010 and is currently in his third season playing in the Major League Lacrosse ranks.
Lincoln Memorial University President Dr. B. James Dawson and Athletic Director Roger Vannoy has selected the first women's lacrosse coach in school history, officially naming Caitlyn Corace to that position on Tuesday.
After helping Bryant University complete one of the greatest seasons in program history, ninth-year head coach Mike Pressler is proud to announce the promotion of Casey Brodersen to the position of associate head coach.
The 2014 Vail Lacrosse Shootout moved to its second day of action with games in the U-19 High School Boys' and Girls' divisions. The U-19 Girls' tournament got started, with pool play at Freedom Park in Edwards, CO.
At the conclusion of a tryout process that included 98 players and spanned 11 months, US Lacrosse has named the U.S. Men's National Team final 23-man roster for the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, July 10-19 in Commerce City, Colo.
The University of Pennsylvania's James H. Greene, Jr. Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse Mike Murphy has announced the hiring of Pat Myers as his top assistant coach for the 2015 season. Myers will serve as the Quakers' offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
The College of the Holy Cross has named former University of Pennsylvania assistant coach and 2011 Bucknell graduate Ryan Klipstein as an assistant men's lacrosse coach. Klipstein will serve as the recruiting director and the offensive coordinator.
Day one of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout kicked off with action in only one division. The Under 19 High School Boys' division began with pool play to determine bracket seeding. The Baltimore Crabs, Laxachusetts, FCA, and Midwest took the top spots in their respective conferences.
Drew Snider had four goals, but the Denver Outlaws (7-2) fell to the Rochester Rattlers (6-3) by a 19-14 count on the road Sunday afternoon. The Outlaws remain in first place, with the Rattlers a game back in the standings.
US Lacrosse annually awards girls' lacrosse players as US Lacrosse High School All-Americans, All-Academic team members, or Jackie Pitts Award winners. Over 3,000 players in these groups were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
Mount Saint Joseph High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Berger as coach of the varsity lacrosse team. Berger currently plays attack for the Boston Cannons and serves as the Men's Game Director at US Lacrosse.
Brad Ross has been named an assistant coach for Ohio State, Nick Myers, Buckeye head coach, announced Friday. Ross, who will serve as the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, spent the last four years as the associate head coach at Bryant.
Elon head lacrosse coach Josh Hexter has announced the hiring of Brittany Dipper as the new assistant coach for the program. Dipper arrives at Elon after two years in the same role at Stetson, including time as the interim head coach the last month of the 2014 season.
The University of Indianapolis announced the hiring of two head coaches Wednesday. Newlyweds Greg Stocks and Jillian Howley, both former head coaches at Division II Lake Erie, will step in as their respective gender's very first UIndy lacrosse head coach.
McDonogh School, Owings Mills (Md.), is LaxPower's national champion for 2014. The Eagles have repeated as champions for the 5th consecutive time with a 21-0 season and winning their 6th consecutive IAAM-A title.
Florida Tech head coach Corinne Desrosiers announced the addition of 11 student-athletes on Tuesday morning. The Panthers begin their inaugural campaign in the spring of 2015, the same year the Sunshine State Conference will begin sponsoring women's lacrosse.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has updated the complete schedule and division alignments for the 2014 FIL Men's World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, which takes place July 10-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.,
Eastern athletic director Nate Davis announced on Tuesday that the Eagles have hired a new head coach for women's lacrosse. After a national search, the Eagles hired Kim Campbell, a graduate of Eastern and former Eastern women's lacrosse and field hockey assistant coach.