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Q&A with Eric Padelford of Tech Valley Lacrosse

Tech Valley Lacrosse Founder and Program Director Eric Padelford graduated from the La Salle Institute in the mid 90's. Although his primary sport was hockey, he played many others as well and found a love for lacrosse upon learning about the sport while in elementary schoolHis formal participation in lacrosse

Q&A with Rich Barnes

As a player, Rich Barnes was a three time All-American goalie- 1987 Herkimer and 1988/89 Cortland State. He served as an assistant coach at Ithaca 1991/92 and 1998-2004, his alma mater 1990, 1996, and 2005; and in 2006 as head coach he led Cortland State to a Division III National

Q&A with Bill Daye

Bill Daye has worn many different hats throughout his lacrosse career; as a National Championship winning goalie for the University of North Carolina, as a Major League Lacrosse Player and assistant coach, and as the 2011 coach of the year for the MLL Champion Boston Cannons. Bill is one of

Q&A with Mike Tesoriero

While playing at Shaker High School, Herkimer CC, and the University at Albany, Mike Tesoriero established himself as one of the top scorers to ever play in the Capital District.   He is now sharing his skill and knowledge by coaching and serving as Vice President of the Stillwater Revolution Youth Lacrosse program.  Tes

Q&A with Dan Cohen of Neon Bandits – Action Lifestyle Socks

Dan Cohen, co-founder of Neon Bandits, recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital District Lax.  Neon Bandits is an action lifestyle sock brand, whose products you are sure to see on a local lacrosse field very soon! How did Neon Bandits get started, and why the sock business? DC: At

Q&A with Nick Hourigan, Skidmore Asst. Coach

Editor's Note: Since publication of this article, Nick Hourigan joined the coaching staff of Ithaca College as Assistant Coach. Nick Hourigan is currently the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY; a competitive Division III institution that competes in the Liberty League. A native of Rexford, N.Y., Hourigan attended Shenendehowa

Q&A with Aaron Cahill of Ireland Lacrosse

A 2008 Graduate of Guilderland High School, Aaron Cahill ranks 24th in career points in the 37 years of the program's history.  While at Guilderland, Cahill was a two-time member of the Empire State Games Adirondack region lacrosse team, and was selected to the 2008 US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase.  Following high school, Cahill attended Onondaga

Q&A with Rodney Dumpson

Long Island native Rodney Dumpson exploded into lacrosse prominence as a key member of Syracuse University's powerhouse program, which won the 1988, 1989, and 1990* NCAA championships.  Now residing in London, Dumpson recently took the time to meet with Rick Govel to answer some questions for Capital District Lax. Lacrosse is experiencing

Q&A with Bill Andrews of Beverwyck Renegades Lacrosse

Bill Andrews, an alum of the Shaker HS ('84) and Siena College ('88) lacrosse programs, has maintained vital involvement in the Capital District lacrosse community.  His experience includes eighteen years as a coach, including the Shaker, LaSalle, and Albany scholastic programs, and the Bethlehem and Albany youth programs.  Additionally, he

Q&A with Josh Porcell of Rogue Lacrosse

Following his graduation from Saratoga High School, Josh Porcell continued developing his skills and passion for lacrosse at the Bridgton Academy, Essex Community College, and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).  Following his graduation from UMBC, Porcell played for the Boston Cannons, Chicago Machine, and Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse

Q&A with UAlbany Club Lacrosse President Bobby Hall

While fans and the media are most familiar with NCAA lacrosse, collegiate lacrosse is also played across the country in a variety of other settings from casual pick-up clubs to "virtual varsity" programs.  Organizations other than the NCAA which sanction competitive collegiate men's lacrosse include the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Q&A With Albany Academy Coach Doug McIver

Doug McIver, a 2005 graduate of the Albany Academy, brings a wealth of experience to his role as Head Coach of his alma mater's lacrosse program - a role he has served in since the 2014 season. While at LeMoyne, McIver served as the Dolphins starting goalie in back-to-back NCAA

Q&A with Jeff Serge: Behind the Scenes at Mercury Screen Printing

As an alum of the Colonie High School and Siena College lacrosse programs, and with his extensive background in the world of lacrosse retailing, Jeff Serge is a fixture in the Capital District Lacrosse community. Jeff recently took the time to answer some questions for Capital District Lax. Your father, brother, and

Q&A with Steve Carcaterra of United Lacrosse

United Lacrosse owner Steve Carcaterra brings a wealth of first hand experience and knowledge to his organization. In high school, Carcaterra was a two time leading scorer while at Yorktown, and a two time Empire State Games Participant. His college experience includes first team JUCO All American Honors while at

Q&A With UAlbany Alum Cody Futia

Guilderland High School grad Cody Futia began his collegiate lacrosse career at UAlbany in 2011 playing in 14 games as a defenseman, including three as a starter.  In his sophomore season, Cody emerged as a regular starter - a role he would maintain throughout the remainder of his college lacrosse career.

Q&A with FCA Northeast Regional Coordinator Solomon Bliss

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Lacrosse Northeast Regional Coordinator Solomon Bliss brings an extensive lacrosse resume to the position.  A Syracuse University lacrosse alum, Solomon captained the Orangemen in his final two years and was also a two-time All-American.   He is a ten year veteran of Major League Lacrosse — playing for