The Iroquois Nationals invites our readers to please submit an athlete’s Name, Native Ancestry, Classification (Fr, So, Jr, Sr), Position, High School and the High School Coach’s email address.
These athletes are currently attending colleges and universities all across the country. This initial listing identifies 33 Native athletes representing 16 different collegiate teams for the 2015 spring lacrosse season.
The 2015 lacrosse season also highlights 5 Native American Collegiate coaches representing 5 educational institutions located along the continental east coast.
The Iroquois Nationals are building a comprehensive list; inclusive and representative of all Native American Lacrosse athletes at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
Cody Jamieson’s goal at 3:02 of overtime completed an incredible second-half comeback to give the Rochester Knighthawks a 13-12 win over the Buffalo Bandits 13-12. With the come-from-behind win, the Knighthawks swept the three-game season series against their Thruway rivals.
Jamieson scored the game’s final three goals, including the game winner to extended Rochester’s winning streak to six games over Buffalo, who fell to 4-5.
Jamieson finished the game with four goals and one assist as Rochester (5-3) rallied from 12-8 down in the fourth quarter to earn their third straight win.
By Gale Courey Toensing
A citizen of the Onondaga Nation, whose Snipe Clan name was Gowanahs, Tonya Gonnella Frichner left peacefully during the first hour of February 14, 2015 surrounded by family members and friends in her New Jersey home after a valiant decade-long battle with cancer. She was 67.
Being with Gonnella Frichner at the end of her life was a beautiful experience, Betty Lyons, Gonnella Frichner’s niece, told ICTMN. “I was laying next to her and holding her hand and it helped me to help her—and that’s how she was. She always made you feel good. Even in her death there was that generosity. She passed peacefully. Her husband was the most wonderful husband—he’s like a father to me. He made sure that she had exactly what she wanted right to the end—that she got home and had the peace of being surrounded with family. It was like a gift she gave to us to be with her when she passed. It’s not about what you do in this world, it’s about who you really are.”