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Knighthawks Supporting Empire State Cup

July 11, 2014 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Rochester Knighthawks News Release

The five-time National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks are partnering with the 2014 Empire State Cup to promote the game of lacrosse throughout New York. The 2014 event will be played from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3 in Syracuse. The High School Girls tournament will be held at Onondaga Community College and both Boys tournaments will be held at Sunnycrest Park.

"The Rochester Knighthawks and our owner Curt Styres are happy to support the Empire State Cup," said Knighthawks President Lewis Staats. "We are always ready to support any organization or event that promotes and helps grow the game of lacrosse."

"The Empire State Cup organizing committee is extremely excited about the support that the Rochester Knighthawks will provide for this year's event. The Knighthawks' organization continues to prove their commitment to the growth of the game, not only in the Rochester region, but throughout the entire state of New York," said Empire State Cup's Tony Ventiquattro. "Our committee looks forward to both the summer event, as well as the fall indoor tournament. The support of the Knighthawks will greatly assist in the overall success of both events and we look forward to working with them this year."

This year's tournament includes two new divisions, High School Girls (rising grades 9-12) and Developmental Boys (rising grades 6-8). Tryout information for the six regions are listed below. To register visit the registration page HERE.

Although not mandatory, the Empire State Cup suggests players attend all sessions. If you are unable to participate please inform the coaches. It is not uncommon for regions to add additional tryout sessions in the event players are not able to attend. Those who wish to participate, but are unable to attend the tryouts, please notify Tony Ventiquattro via email ( or by phone at (315) 408-8260.

The Empire State Cup will also launch an indoor tournament through a partnership with U.S. Indoor Lacrosse (USIL). The second Empire State Cup event will be held in October. The Cup and USIL will run combines in several locations throughout the state, which will serve as tryouts for the first annual Empire State Cup Indoor Games at a location to be determined this fall.

Tryout Schedule for the July Empire State Cup are listed below:

Western Region

Western Girls Tryouts:

Sunday, July 13

3:00 to 6:00 pm at Penn Yan High School

Western Boys Tryouts :

Monday, July 7 at Genesee Community College

Developmental 4:00 to 6:00 pm

HS Boys 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, July 8

Developmental 4:00 to 6:00 pm

HS Boys 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 9

Developmental 4:00 to 6:00 pm

HS Boys 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 10

Developmental 4:00 to 6:00 pm

HS Boys 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Adirondack Region

Monday, July 14 at Canton Tech

Boys MS 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Girls HS 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Boys HS 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Hudson Valley Region

Tuesday, July 15 at Saratoga Youth Lacrosse Association- PBA Fields off Weibel Ave

Boys MS 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Girls HS 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Boys HS 2 :00 to 4:00 pm

Long Island Region

Friday, July 11 at Kellenberg High School

Girls 6:30 pm

Central Region

Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, July 8

Upstate Watertown High School/Syracuse The Ultimate Goal Marcellus

MS/HS Boys 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 10 at Ultimate Goal Marcellus

Girls HS 5:00 to 7:00 pm



Tim Youngs

Bill Bascom


Kirk Ventiquattro

Mark Ferrito

Jamie Archer

Rich Barnes

Kara Cannizzaro

Marley Ciferri

Hudson Valley

Brendan Curran

Tricia Molfetta

Jessica McDonough

Michael Schaefer

Mark Hallinan

Long Island

Mike Chanenchuk

Shanna Brady

Lauren Schwalje

New York City

Joseph Fowler

Ben Kaminow

Ryan Garling

Mallory Palmieri


Gene Tundo Sr.

Joe Smith

Gene Tundo Jr.

Mark Muskopf

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