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The 2015 season is history. The first games this year were played on March 21st as five games were played in cold conditions. The last regular season game was played on May 15th when Penn Yan beat the Albany Academy. The 312 games played helped to determine the league champions. In Monroe County it was Pittsford (MC1), Victor (MC2) and Churchville-Chili (MC3). Gananda took the Finger Lakes title and McQuaid won the GRALL title.

The session ended with just under 1,500 Varsity boys playing. Although Avon had to drop out toward the end of the season, they expect to return for the 2016 season.

The top seeded teams won their Section Five Championships as Pittsford (#1) beat Penfield (#2) 11-6 in Class A. In Class B Victor (#1) beat Thomas (#2) 20-8 and in Class C, Penn Yan (#1) had a 12-2 win over Aquinas (#3) as they captured their 20th title.

Section Five hosted both the quarter and semifinal games at St. John Fisher College. Pittsford defeated Orchard Park (Section 6), 16-12 but fell to West Genesee (Section 3) in the semi finals. Likewise, Penn Yan defeated previously unbeaten Akron 20-8, but lost to Cazenovia in the semi finals. Victor, however, won their first New York State Championship after beating Hamburg 20-9, Jamesville-DeWitt, 11-9 and Manhasset (Section 8), 17-8.

Along the way, a great many awards were given out including All American, All Section Five, All Tournament Teams and the various League awards.

At the end of the season over one hundred and twenty-five players have made college commitments including seventy-nine seniors and thirty-one juniors.

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AlbanyThree Alums Lead at Albany

- Three players from Section Five have been named Captains of the 2016 Albany Lacrosse team. Fairport alumnus, Blaze Riorden will begin his second year as a captain for the Great Danes. The senior goalie, who was recently selected in the MLL Collegiate draft to play for the Rochester Rattlers will start his last year at Albany with a record of 650 saves (%3%).

Joining Blaze will be senior midfielder John Maloney (Victor) who was named to the America East All-Academic Team for the second year. John, who will start his senior year with 56g-27a, was also selected in the MLL draft and will play this summer for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

James Burdette (Penn Yan) is a two year starter for the Danes and will start his final year with 33gbs and 25 caused turnovers. He is the only defenseman to start in all a9 games last year and was also named to the America East All-Academic team in 2016.

Joining the three Section Five alums is second year captain Derrick Eccles (Corcoran, Section III) who, as a red shirt midfielder, has played 44 games and will start this season with 23g-12a and 55gbs.

The four captains will lead the team of 48 that currently includes senior midfielder Tyler Aycock (Pittsford), sophomore defenseman Joe Eddinger (Canandaigua), red shirt junior attackman Mitch Rupp (Victor) and junior face off specialist Russell Connor (Penfield). The Great Danes were recently named 1st in the America East preseason poll and 12th in the USILA Coaches poll.

 

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Jacob BuckJacob Buck Chooses Canisius

- Churchville-Chili sophomore attackman Jacob Buck recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at Canisius College after his graduation in 2018.

In his freshman year Jacob produced 21g-17a for the Saints.

In the off-season, Jacob trains with Grant Catalino and plays for the Harvest Lacrosse Academy. He has also played for the Blaze and the Jhawks Lacrosse programs.

This past summer he played in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and the Empire State Cup. In the fall he was named to the FLG in 3D Fall Shootout All-Tournament Team.

Before choosing Canisius Jacob considered Siena, Hobart and Binghamton.

 

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JMJ FundRochester Nighthawks Help Jeff Milano-Johnson Fund

- The Rochester Nighthawks are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Jeff Milano-Johnson Fund on Saturday, February 13th when they play Vancouver.

The Jeff Milano-Johnson Fund supports ROCE6 and city lacrosse and offers college scholarships as part of their outreach project.

Five dollars from each ticket purchased through the link below will be donated to the Fund.

https://knighthawks.formstack.com/forms/jmj

 

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Willie Klan Makes USA Under 19 TeamGananda

- Penfield/Schroeder goalie Willie Klan (Ohio State) was named to the final roster of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team that will play in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, July 7-16 in Coquitlam, British Columbia next summer.

After starting with over one hundred players who were invited to tryouts last June, in Baltimore, the team was cut to fifty-one players in August and then thirty who played last one last exhibition game earlier this month.

Five players from Section Five made the original prospects list including Brandon Barker (Pittsford/Ohio State), Jamie Trimboli (Victor/Syracuse) and Kevin Hill (Thomas/Penn State). Pittsford LSM/Defenseman Jared Conners (Pittsford/Virginia) made it through to the final cuts today.

High School senior goalies Phil Gross (Deerfield Academy/Brown) and Jack Pezulla (Boys' Latin/North Carolina) also made the final roster of twenty five. Before the games begin to of the twenty players will be named as alternates.

The team will have a two day training program in Baltimore in June and a four day session in July in Seattle before crossing the border into Canada for the games.

 

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GLaxFive.NET - A New Site for Section Five Girls

- Based on the popular boys site, SportsFive.NET, the new site for girls' lacrosse, GLaxFive.NET, will contain, over time, much of the same information. Beyond the schedules and results, other popular areas will include rosters, statistics and player profiles. Much of this information is in the formative stages and will be dependent of the willingness of coaches, parents, players and fans to submit the various types of information..

Various volunteer positions will help to move the data along. Each team will be looking for "team reporters" who will be trained to submit stats, and other information on game days and perhaps schedule and roster changes as they occur during the season.

At this time, many of the Head Coaches have turned in information about their teams and those team pages have been updated. Results from previous years and tournament data going back about ten years is on-line. Sectionals and New York State brackets go back to 2006 are available..

By the end of January, it is expected that the new 2016 scheduled will be entered. By the start of games, rosters for each team will be on-line. Throughout the year, information of interest will be posted. Over time, it is expected that the site will, like the boys' site, be the definitive source of information for girls' lacrosse in New York State Section Five.

 

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Blue Panthers and Others Need New CoachesGananda

- Updated A number of teams are still looking for coaches for the spring season.

Spencerport has openings for Junior Varsity and Modified (Head and Assistant) coaches. Contact Head Coach Tim Britton or the Athletic Department if interested.

Gananda is still looking for coaches for the 2016 season including a Junior Varsity coach. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director John Tichacek.

The Greece Thunder is looking for assistant coaches. Contact Head Coach Andy Hilton if interested.

 

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Griffin AveryPittsford Attackman Stays Close to Home

- Pittsford senior attackman Griffin Avery recently announced his decision to stay close to home when he studies and plays lacrosse for Nazareth College next fall.

Nazareth is an NCAA Division III school playing in the Empire Eight Conference. The Golden Flyers won their eighth conference title last year and were 15-5 last year under Head Coach Rob Randall who will start his sixteenth year at the helm this spring.

There are six Section Five alums on the 2016 roster including Dan O`Brien (Penfield), Jonathan Olbrich (Aquinas), Keenan O`Brien (HFL), Brent Mazurkiewicz (Fairport), Michael Cuciti (Canandaigua)and Jason Partridge (R-H).

Avery plans to be majoring in biomedical science and math.

 

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Liam HoganThe Falcons Get Liam Hogan

- McQuaid Jesuit senior midfielder, Liam Hogan recently announced his decision to continue playing lacrosse in college after his graduation next spring. He will join the class of 2010 at Bentley University (Massachusetts) where he will compete in the Northeast conference in the NCAA Division II program. Hogan plans to study economics and finance.

A third year Varsity player for the Knights, Hogan looks forward to playing for Coach Jim Murphy who will begin his twenty-fourth season this spring.

In the off-season he has played for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes team.

 

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Rates up in 2015Lacrosse Continues to Grow

- Each year, the National Federation of State High School Associations survey their membership for participation data on all of the sports that they offer their students. The 2015 reports are in and lacrosse for both boys and girls show another increase in both participation and sponsorship.

Girls lacrosse, for the first time, is found in the in the “top ten” (#10) after seeing a 3.4% increase in participation (and 4.7% increase in sponsorship) in 2015.

Over eighty-four thousand girls played in the 2015 season in 2,446 sponsored programs according to the reports. The girls’ data shows that over a period from 2009-2015 there has been a 162% increase in players and 212% increase in sponsorship.  

On the boys’ side of the report, participation rose 1.6% in 2015 and 159% over the six-year period. Sponsorship increased 5.6% in 2015 and 185% over the six-year period. Over 108,000 boys played on over 2,600 teams in 2015.

It is important to note that the report only covers programs with a relationship to the Federation. There are many more teams and players who are not included in those numbers. Laxpower.com estimates that there are an additional 1,200 boys teams and 650 girls teams that are not included in the report.

For more information, check out the Federation report or a good review of the data by LaxPower.com.

 

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Jordan SwilleyJordan Swilley to go to Capital University

- Spencerport Senior, Jordan Swilley has recently announced his decision to attend Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) and play lacrosse for the Crusaders.

Jordan is a multi-sport student athlete who played football for the Rangers. He has been a starting mid-fielder on the varsity lacrosse team since his sophomore season, and has tallied 27 goals-11 assists, and has captured 114 ground balls as he enters his last season. He has also played for the Spencerport Lacrosse Club and FCA in the off-season.

At Capital, Jordan will study biochemistry. Capital University is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Division III team under Head Coach Bill Olin. Before deciding to attend Capital, he also considered; Misericordia, Utica, and Ohio Northern.

 

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CornellCoaching Clinic at Cornell on January 10th

- Cornell Head Coach Matt Kerwick will, once again, offer a Coaches Clinic on Sunday, January 10th.

The program will start with Coach Kerwick`s "Five Favorite Drills" which will be followed by presentations on Face off drills, team defense, "skills and Drills and Team Offense and EMO.

See the clinic flyer for more information.

 

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Tanner HayJake Sampson Commits to Hobart

- Irondequoit midfielder Jake Sampson recently announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Hobart College after his graduation in 2018.

With limited time in his freshman year, Jake will enter his sophomore year with 3g-2a.

In the off-season he has played for the Sweetlax Lacrosse Program. Last summer he played in the Sweetlax Invitational, Uncommitted Showcase and All-Star games. He also played in the Liberty Bell, Big 4 and the Maryland Young Guns Tournaments.

Before making his decision, he considered Binghamton, Rutgers, Bucknell, Siena and Providence.

 

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Tanner HayAlbany Gets Another Player from Victor

- SUNY Albany has another Victor commit as Tanner Hay recently announced his decision to study and play for the Great Danes after his graduation in 2018.

The large defensive long pole will hope to join John Maloney and Mitch Rupp Along with TD Ierlan (2016) and Patrick Barrow (2016) who are also committed to Albany.

In the off season, Tanner has played for the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club. He has played the the Liberty Bell, Big 4, Maryland Young Guns and Maverick Showtime tournaments along with the Sweetlax Uncommitted Showcase. Last Fall Tanner played at the Quakerfest, Big 4 and Big 12 tournaments.

Before making his verbal commitment to Albany, Tanner looked at the University of Vermont, Sienna and Fairfield.

 

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Webster Schroeder Sends Three to College BallSchroeder NLI

- The Webster Schroeder Warriors have three more players who have decided to continue playing lacrosse as they continue their education after graduation in June.

Blake Balcaen has selected Pace University where the senior midfielder will hope to play for third year Head Coach (and Nazareth College graduate) Tom Mariano. Blake will start his third year on the Warrior Varsity with 27g-26a. Last season he added 42gbs while scoring in twelve games. At Pace, he will join Victor alumnus, Chris Saar.

Attackman Jared Griffin will honor his commitment to study and play at Le Moyne College next year. Jared will start his last year at Webster with 39g-12a. The second team (MC-1) pick from last year has played for the SweetLax Lacrosse Club.

After graduation in the spring he will become a Dolphin and will play for Head Coach Dan Sheehan and will join a number of Section Five alumni, including Ryan Cosgrove (Churchville-Chili), Justin Kesselring (Fairport), James Felix (Pittsford), Luke Bartkowski (Victor) and Kacin Welch (Fairport). Future classmates will include Pittsford players Andrew Forte, Will Pieterse and Matt Malone (Pittsford) and Cole Guest (Penfield).

Senior midfielder Matt Montgomery will move on to Ithaca College next fall. He will start his last year at Webster with 19g-18a. Last summer he played in the Orange Crush Showcase where he was named to the All-Star team. Matt will join a number of Section Five Alumni at Ithaca including Justin Bird (Thomas), Jamison Whitfield (Aquinas) and Stephen Morrell (Pal-Mac). Bomber Head Coach, Jeff Long (Irondequoit) is a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and will start his 29th season at Ithaca.

 

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US Lacrosse Coaching Education - Level 2

-  Updtaed  The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse will be offering the Level TWO Clinic on January 10, 2016 at Sutherland High School. The clinic, which is part of the program leading to certification, will be available for both the men's and the women's game. The local chapter will subsidize half of the cost. Local coaches will pay $47.50 for Level 2 instruction.

LEVEL 2US Lax

"Level 2 clinics are tactically and practically focused. Coaches will receive detailed instruction on building the tactical elements of their team based on overarching principles for offense, defense and transition. The Level 2 curriculum is geared toward coaching players who have an understanding of the basic skills and objectives of the game. Coaches will also learn how practice planning fits into overall tactical objectives for their season."

Men's Game Level 2 Clinic - Sunday January 10 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Pittsford, NY Register

Men's Game Level 2 Clinic - Sunday January 10 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Pittsford, NY Register

 

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GVLOA Looking for New Lacrosse Officials

- Updated The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association is once again providing training for people who would like to learn how to help conduct the boys game and earn some money in the process. The new official’s orientation classes will start in January. It is great opportunity for someone who is thinking about staying involved in the game and wants to learn what it takes to be a “certified” NYS HS Lacrosse Official.

"With the continued growth of lacrosse in Section Five at all levels, officials are needed for the 2016 spring season. The Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association services Section V High Schools Men's Lacrosse at the Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. There also has been a tremendous growth in Youth Lacrosse programs over the past few years which also requires trained officials. We are currently looking for Individuals who are interested in becoming officials for the upcoming season. Candidates need no prior experience in officiating any sport and need not have had to played lacrosse."

More information is available on their training flyer.

 

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Newark F/O Middie, Dylan Harmon Signs for Belmont AbbeyNewark NLI

- Newark Head Coach Matt Groot recently announced that senior face-off midfielder Dylan Harmon has accepted an athletic scholarship and will play for the Belmont Abbey Crusaders after graduation next spring.

An face off midfielder who plays both offense and defense, Dylan won seventy-two percent of his draws last year while adding 10g and an assist for the Reds.

During the off season he has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club.

A three sport athlete, Dylan was the football captain this fall and was a Section V wrestling champion last winter.

Coach Groot is proud of him, noting, "Dylan earned this scholarship through his hard work and dedication in and out of the classroom. He has the highest level of character and will be successful at the next level.

Belmont Abbey is an NCAA Division II team in North Carolina playing in the Carolinas Conference. They finished last season at 11-5 under Head Coach Chris Barrett.

 

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Nick TschetterWinter College Commitments

- Since last summer, players have been making college decisions. For the 2016 season, there are more than thirty stories which can be found on the Commitment Page.

Throughout the summer and into the fall there have been numerous college decisions made by players planning to continue to play after their high school graduations.

In November there were more announcements that included two freshmen: Sutton Boland (Victor) committed to Penn State, Tim Lischer (Livonia) committed to Michigan. Victor sophomore Connor Keenan decided on Fairfield, Drew Collins (Victor attackman) will go to Lycoming and Irondequoit freshman, Jack Brennan committed to Maryland. Irondequoit freshman, Jack Brennan, announced his commitment to Maryland. Spencerport defenseman Chris Cottom selected Cortland, defenseman Adam Isaac (Canandaigua) chose Tusculum College (Tennessee) and Vince Soeffing (Greece Thunder) will stay close to home when he plays for Roberts Wesleyan. Penn Yan added three more for the college ranks as Tate Stewart will go to Alfred University, Craig Gerhardt will go to Keuka and Nick Griffin will go to alfred State.

In October Irondequoit long stick Dan Harris announced that he will go to Queen`s University. Dylan DeLorme (Fairport) will go to Cortland, Jason Feinberg (Geneva) will move on to St. Michael`s and Victor`s Kyle O`Dea announced he will go to St. John Fisher College. Blake Balcaen decided on Pace University Jake Bucci (Fairport) announce he decision to go to Le Moyne. Mercyhurst will get Canandaigua attackman Ben Smith-Wilcox, Albany had a commitment from Churchville-Chili sophomore attackman Corey Yunker, Andrew Miller (Penfield) announced his decision to got to Thiel College and Western New England will get Penfield`s Brandon Buse.

 

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Ten at Victor to Play College Lacrosse

- The Victor Signing Ceremony, usually held in the cafeteria had to move to the auditorium this year as the Blue Devils celebrated seventeen student-athletes who will be moving on the play NCAA sports after graduation this spring. Ten boys from the New York State Championship lacrosse team were among the mix.Jamie Trimbolli

Ron Whitcomb, Director of Athletics and Physical Education was the master of ceremonies, and welcomed the over two hundred friends and family members in attendance. "So who are these seventeen people on the stage," he asked. "First of all, they are highly talented. They worked for the success. We have had success at Victor Central Schools because of the spirit of these people behind me." He continued, "They are difference makers on their teams. They are tough. They are classy. They have character. They are play-makers and coaches rely on these play-makers all the time because they deliver."

Each student-athlete then introduced themselves, stated where they would be attending college and spoke briefly about a role model. Many of the seniors spoke about and thanked their parents and some spoke of coaches and family members. Lots of pictures were then taken by parents, friends and well-wishers.

For the first time, under a new initiative by the NCAA, players moving on to Division III schools were honored during the fall signing period. In the past, only those players signing NLI contracts were honored, but the NCAA changed that this summer, by providing a document for Division III student-athletes to sign.

Father and sonSigning for lacrosse were (alphabetically), Dan Barrow who will go to Mercyhurst University. He will start his fourth season on the Varsity with 96g-24a. Patrick Barrow, a defenseman with 2g-6a, was a Class B All Tournament team selection in his sophomore year, will play at SUNY Albany. Long-stick midfielder, Jack Callahan, who was another sophomore pick for the Class B All Tournament team, will be going to Bryant University. Binghamton University will get midfielder Mike DeMarco who start his senior year with 78g-55a. He was an All Tournament team pick last year and was MVP in his sophomore year. Face off specialist TD Ierlan will join Patrick Barrow at Albany next year. He has a long list of honors including MVP of the Class B tournament. He was also named a US Lacrosse All American last year. In twenty-one games last year, he won over three hundred face offs (81% wins) for the Blue Devils. He also led the team in ground ball production with 202.

The University of Massachusetts will get attackman Max Lambert who will start his third year on Varsity with 65g-79a. He was another Blue Devil named to last year's All Tournament team. Senior goalie Brennan Mackey will stay closer to home next year when he plays for Roberts Wesleyan. He will start his third year on the Blue Devil Varsity after a 51% save record last year. Attackman Ryan Maloney will move on to Cornell University next fall. Starting his fourth year on the Varsity, Ryan will add to 74g-67a recorded thus far. He was Time Warner's Player of the game in the Blue Devil semifinal win over Jamesville-DeWitt last year after scoring 3g-2a in the 11-9 win that led to the championship game where he added 2g-1a. Senior midfielder Dylan Smith signed his NLI to play for the NCAA D-II Seton Hill University Griffins. In his first year on Varsity and with limited time, he recorded 3g-1a. Midfielder Jamie Trimboli, also a US Lacrosse All American as a junior will take a long lists of accomplishments when he reports to Syracuse University next year. A first team All Section Five player who will start his final year with a career record of 126g-55a, Jamie has been ranked nationally as #5 in midfield in his class.

The impressive group of ten seniors, who will start their last season with a career total of 399g-223a, helped Victor not only win last year New York State Class B Championship, but also topped the Section Five Scholar-Athlete list with a 95.15 rating.

 

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Rochester Chapter Installs 22nd HOF Class

- The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their 2015 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford. Hall of Fame

Just under one hundred lacrosse fans and celebrities gathered to honor the twenty-second Hall of Fame Class.

Chapter President, Al McLiverty welcomed the HOF fans and families. Mike Riorden was, once again, the Master of Ceremonies, taking opportunities throughout the evening to tell stories and jokes.

Noting that there were a large number of tables for the Corcorans and also a large number of tables for Irondequoit fans, Mike suggested that the old rivalries would be set aside for the evening, bringing laughter from the audience.

The large number of members of the Hall were acknowledged as well as committees before dinner was served.

After dinner Terry Corcoran started off the celebrations as he and his brother Joe, spoke of the first inductee, their father and long-time coach at Geneva and Corning East, Joe Corcoran. Shawn Corcoran give his speech before introducing his father Terry Corcoran. Frank Maehr and Tom Kleinhammer introduced George Forsyth and Don Smith introduced long time women's official Joan Sitterly. Andrew Whipple was presented after remarks by his Irondequoit coach and Hall of Fame member, John Pratt.   A copy of the dinner program is available. See the complete story here.

 

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Nick TschetterFall College Commitments

- Throughout the summer and into the fall there have been numerous college decisions made by players planning to continue to play after their high school graduations.

In Also in October were Irondequoit long stick Dan Harris who will go to Queen`s University.

In September and October Nick Tchetter (Aquinas) announced his intent to play at Lake Erie College after graduation. Hunter Savitcheff (Penfield) will go to Lenoir-Rhyne and Zach Estabrooks (Victor) stated his decision to go to Seton Hill. Irondequoit senior defenseman Justin Sales decided to go to Mercyhurst. Fairport senior Dylan DeLorme announced that he will attend Cortland next year. Alfred University will take Ben Cafolla after the senior defenseman graduated from Mynderse next spring. Sophomore goalie, Chayse Ierlan committed to the admission process at Cornell. Penfield junior midfielder Peter Schwab committed to Albany and Geneva attackman Jason Feinberg will go to St. Michael`s next year.

In August, we reported that Andrew Forte (Spencerport/Pittsford) will go to Le Moyne and that Michael Matheson (Victor) committed to Holy Cross. Tyler Olbrich made his commitment to West Point.

See additional reports in the player area.

 

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U Prep Looking for Coaches For New Section Five TeamUPrep

- Section Five adds one more team to it`s roster with the addition of the University Preparatory School team which will be playing at all levels this spring. Athletic Director, Dick Cerone is looking for a Head Coach, a Junior Varsity Coach and a Modified coach. Applicants should contact the Athletic office at 585-672-1280.

The Griffins will be playing in the Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League (GRALL) this spring as an Associate Member.

 

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Rule Changes for 2016 and Beyond Announced

- The NFHS Rules Committee finished their work in July and the list of rules changes for 2016 (and later) have been approved by the FHHS Board of Directors. Four "major" changes have been announced as well as a list of "Points of Emphasis".

  • The face off rules (4-3-3) have been rewritten with new procedures which include having the official place the ball AFTER the players are down. A player cannot carry the ball in the back of the stick. "It is legal to clamp the ball with the back of the stick, but it must be moved, raked or directed immediately. Immediately is defined as within one step."
     
  • Once the ball has moved into the goal area it must remain on the offensive end of the field or it results in a turnover.
     
  • "Pull strings" (that change the depth of the pocket) are illegal and no more than one sidewall string is allowed on each sidewall.
     
  • Starting in 2018, stick head dimensions will change which it is hoped will address the ball being stuck in the crosse

The Points of Emphasis are (1) Contact to the head or neck and blind side hits, (2) Helmet fitting and NOCSE standards, (3) Halftime warm up (recommended for the last 3 minutes of the break) and (4) Insuring that helmets and other equipment be worn during warm up periods.

The Committee also recommended that coaches not teach players to block the goal when the goalkeeper is out of the crease.

The Federation has an article on the changes and the rules list has been published for review. The NYSPHSAA will review the changes and normally adopts the changes for play in New York.

 

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Wrap Up

- Section V lacrosse lost a team during the season (Avon) to low numbers and injuries so the Section ended the season with thirty-five team. The session ended with just under 1, 500 Varsity boys playing. The good news is that Avon hopes to be back for the 216 season.

The top seeded teams won their Championships as Pittsford (#1) beat Penfield (#2) 11-6 in Class A. In Class B Victor (#1) beat Thomas (#2) 20-8 and in Class C, Penn Yan (#1) had a 12-2 win over Aquinas (#3).

The first games this year were played on March 21st as five games were played in cold conditions. The last regular season game was played on May 15th when Penn Yan beat the Albany Academy 12-5. The 312 games played set up the league championships. In Monroe County it was Pittsford (MC1), Victor (MC2) and Churchville-Chili (MC3). Gananda took the Finger Lakes title and McQuaid won the GRALL title. Pittsford

At the end of the year, the Section Five Head Coaches met to select post-season awards. The coaches selected their All League players. Then, after selecting ten All Americans, three of them with excellent academic credentials were selected as Academic All-Americans. They were Kevin Hill (Thomas), Connor Hulme (Canandaigua) and Allen Thibodeau (Fairport).

The seven remaining All-American were Brandon Barker(Pittsford), Jared Conners (Pittsford), T.D. Ierlan (Victor), Dylan Joy (Gananda), Willie Klan (Penfield), Max Spaan (Penfield) and Jamie Trimboli (Victor).

The All Section lists were announced on Championship Day and the ten All-Americans were joined by eight others on the first team and nineteen others were selected to the second team. "We always have and great many players to review before the teams are selected," said Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon.Victor

The Monroe County and Finger lakes awards are not yet available.

Senior defenseman, Isaac Swartzman from McQuaid jesuit was selected as GRALL Player of the Year.

Senior attackman Ryan Kelly from Honeoye Falls-Lima was selected as the Bob Scott Awards winner.

Penfield (Class A), Churchville-Chili (Class B) and Bloomfield-Honeoye (Class C) were awarded the Steve Morgan Sportsmanship Awards by the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association.

After the regular season, there are several championship opportunities for teams that qualify. Pittsford (Class A), Victor (Class B) and Penn Yan (Class C) were the Sectional Champions in 2015.

All Tournament teams were selected for each Class. The MVPs for A, B and C were Jon Perotto (Pittsford), T.D. Ierlan (Victor) and Austin Fingar (Penn Yan).

The SportsFive Players of the Year were Kevin Hill (Thomas) in offense and Jared Conners (Pittsford) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Brandon Kunick (Victor).

The final games of the year are the New York State Tournament. Section Five hosted both the quarter and semifinal games at St. John Fisher College. Pittsford defeated Orchard Park (Section 6), 16-12 but fell to West Genesee (Section 3) in the semi finals. Likewise, Penn Yan defeated previously unbeaten Akron 20-8, but lost to Cazenovia in the semi finals. Victor, however, won their first New York State Championship after beating Hamburg 20-9, Jamesville-DeWitt, 11-9 and Manhasset (Section 8), 17-8.

At the end of the season over one hundred and twenty-five players have made college commitments including seventy-nine seniors and thirty-one juniors.

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Saturday: NYS Championship - Victor, The Best!

- In the last game of the 2015 scholastic season, the Blue Devils finished their undefeated (22-0) season and won their first New York State Championship when they defeated Manhasset of Section 8 with the score of 17-8.

The NYS brackets are available on the Tournament page.

Saturday 6-06-15

Victor vs Manhasset

Victor 17 - Manhasset 8 

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 Victor
     Record: 22-0
8 1 5 3   17
  Manhasset
     Record: 16-6
0 4 4 0   8
 
 

The book for Victor: Max Lambert (1g-1a), Jamie Trimboli (3g-4a), Ryan Maloney (2g-1a), Dan Barrow (6g), Drew Collins (3g-3a), T.D. Ierlan (1g), Mike DeMarco (4a), Patrick Barrow (1g), Brandon Kunick (1a), Goaltending: Chayse Ierlan 6s/8ga (48 mins).

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--  NOTES: On the bus trip from Victor to Vestal the boys watched the movie "Miracle on Ice", the fact-based story of the U.S. Olympic hockey team that beat the Soviets in the 1980 Lake Placid games. The hockey win was far less probable than what the Victor Boys have done all year. In the last game of the 2015 scholastic season, the Blue Devils won their first New York State Championship when they defeated Manhasset of Section 8 with the score of 17-8.

Victor entered the game as the only undefeated team in New York State. They jumped out to an 8-0 lead before the Indians scored their first goal at 10:03 in the second quarter. After Manhasset switched from a man-to-man defense to a split zone, the Blue Devil onslaught was slowed down. The Indians scored four in a row taking the score to 8-4, but a four goal differential was as close as Manhasset got, even though they were relentless on ground balls and continued their aggressive "on ball" defense.

Victor's offense was stellar, with many interior feeds and several multi-pass goals. Thirteen of their eighteen goals were assisted. Manhasset had two assisted goals, and six different players shared the goals.

Victor vs ManhassetAs expected, one key to the win was the performance of the Victor face off unit who with T.D. Ierlan at the helm won 20 of 28 draws for the Blue Devils. In many cases it was the wing players that picked up ground balls that were hotly contested by the Indians. A not so expected key, however was the dramatic play of the Victor defense in front of freshman goaltender Chayse Ierlan who was credited with five saves. The long sticks consistently turned back drives by Manhasset whose leading scorer, Tyler Dunn, was held to two unassisted goals.

Junior midfielder Dan Barrow was named the game`s Most Valuable Player after scoring six goals. Junior midfielder Jamie Trimboli led the team in points with 4g-4a.

Victor becomes the third Section Five team to win a New York State Championship. Penn Yan won the Class C title in 2001 when they defeated Manhasset 9-5 (playing in Class C that year), and Canandaigua won a Class B Championship in 2009 when they beat Niskayuna 5-2.
Interestingly, both Niskayuna and Manhasset played in Championship games today. Nisky defeated West Genesee 13-10 in the Class A Championship. Cold Spring Harbor defeated Cazenovia 9-8 in the Class C game.
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Wednesday: NYS Semi Finals: Victory for Victor - Still Undefeated

- Victor maintained their perfect season, the only one in the State at this point, with one game to go. . . the NYS Championship in Vestal on Saturday. A rematch of last year`s match up, the Blue Devils played a close but deliberate game and with T.D. Ierlan grabbing 86 percent of the face offs, and Ryan Maloney added a lead leading 3g-2a, Victor won game number twenty-one. The other two games went to West Genesee who overcame a long Pittsford lead to defeat the Panthers 8-7 and Penn Yan who lost to a superior Cazenovia, 9-5.

The NYS brackets are available on the NYSPHSAA web site: Class A - Class B - Class C.

Wednesday 6-03-15

Penn Yan vs Caz

Cazenovia 9 - Penn Yan 5 

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 Penn Yan
     Record: 15-5
1 2 1 1   5
  Cazenovia
     Record: 20-2
2 4 1 2   9
 
 

The book for Penn Yan: Gage Ponsetti (1g), Sean Emerson (2g-1a), Austin Fingar (2a), Craig Gerhardt (1g), Tate Stewart (1g), Goaltending: Gage Ponsetti 6s/9ga (48 mins).

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Penn Yan vs Caz

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Cazenovia scored four of the first five goals to take a strong lead into their State Semi-Final match against Penn Yan. The Lakers defeated the Mustangs 9-5 and will move on to play Cold Spring Harbor this Saturday at Vestal High School. Cazenovia played a more consistent game. They showed their skill with second and third attempts at the ball. On a number of plays they lost the initial ground ball and then came at the ball even stronger to re-take possession on the second or third attempt. This held true with most statistics including face-offs, shots, and clears. Although multiple Lakers had strong games, there were stand out performances from face off midfielder Peter Burr, attackman PJ Brown and goalie Brenden Whalen. Burr, Brown and Whalen exemplified the type of play that we all hope to see.

Burr finished the game under 50%, but won a number of key face offs for the Lakers. He led his team in ground balls with six and scored 1g. Whalen finished with 10 saves (67%) including a number of point blank saves that he had no business stopping. He cleared with efficiency and was a staple for the Laker defense. Attackman PJ Brown finished with a team leading 3g-1a off of nine shots for Cazenovia.

The Lakers came out swinging and scored back to back goals to open the contest. Brown started off with a drive along the right side of GLE and put the shot over goalie Gage Ponsetti's shoulder. Ponsetti finished with six saves for the Mustangs. He had difficulty in the opening half with five goals scored before his second save. Three minutes later Jake Stowell scored his first goal with an outside shot from the right flat. Stowell finished with 2g-1a for the Lakers. Penn Yan scored their first goal with 0:39 remaining in the first quarter with an inside feed by Austin Fingar to Craig Gerhardt. Fingar finished with 2a and 10 ground balls. He took the face offs for Penn Yan and finished at 53%. Whalen seemed to have Fingar's number: He took 5 shots (the most of his team) with 4 on cage that were all saved by Whalen. Cazenovia led 2-1 after the first quarter.

They continued their pressure in the second quarter outscoring the Mustangs 4-2. Caz scored the opening two goals again in the second quarter with an outside shot from Stowell. Less than one minute later Stowell assisted Brown for his second goal. The Mustangs started a brief comeback with a dramatic goal from their keeper, Ponsetti who took the ball all the way from a save to the opposite goal. The Mustangs had difficulty throughout the contest with the ten men press from Cazenovia. Penn Yan vs CazOn the ensuing face off Fingar won the draw clean and took it up Sean Emerson. Emerson dodged his man and the slide before scoring eight seconds after Ponsetti's goal. Burr stopped the momentum on the next draw winning that face off clean and taking it straight to the cage to keep Cazenovia ahead 5-3. The play continued back and forth for the next seven minutes before the Lakers scored the final goal of the quarter with an impressive feed from Brown to attackman Jake Lewis. The Lakers led 6-3 at halftime.

Each team added one goal in the third quarter as Cazenovia began to slow the ball down and Penn Yan attempted to get back in the game. The Lakers were called to keep it in repeatedly in the third and fourth quarters and reduced their shooting attempts. The Mustangs scored the first goal with Tate Stewart scoring from a feed from behind by Emerson. Two minutes later Cole Willard scored his lone goal on a fast break down the right side. The Lakers held the three goal lead 7-4 after 36 minutes.

The Mustangs scored the first goal during a man-up with an outside shot by Emerson from Fingar at 9:22. It was the last goal that Penn Yan scored. Cazenovia added two more goals in the final five minutes. Brown and Lewis both scored unassisted goals to finish out the contest.

Wednesday 6-03-15

Pittsford vs West Genesee

West Genesee 8 - Pittsford 7 

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 Pittsford
     Record: 19-2
5 1 0 1   7
  West Genesee
     Record: 19-2
2 2 1 3   8
 
 

The book for Pittsford: Brandon Barker (1g), Colby Barker (1g), Ryan Fairbrother (1a), James Felix (2g), John Galbraith (1a), Jack Kaufman (2g), Jonathan Perotto (1g), Goaltending: Alec Starr 0s/0ga (2 mins), Kevin Maguire 15s/8ga = 65% (46 mins).

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Pittsford vs West Genesee

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT: West Genesee scored five unanswered goals spanning the second through fourth quarters to defeat Pittsford 8-7. The Wildcats will face Niskayuna in the State Finals at Vestal on Saturday. The game came down to consistent offense versus high powered unsettled play. The Panthers were much more flexible and willing to find openings in whatever they were presented. The Wildcats played strong consistent offensive for four quarters and slowly chipped away at an early Pittsford lead.

West Genesee had stand out performances from face off midfielder David Procopio (70% at draw), attackman Mike Fletcher (3g) and goalie Nick O'Neil. O`Neil finished with 10 saves (59%) and held the Panthers scoreless for over 24 minutes. The Panthers had strong performances from goalie Kevin Maguire, midfielder James Felix and defenseman Jared Connors. Maguire finished with 15 saves at 65% and made a number of impressive saves. Alec Starr played the final two minutes of the contest in an attempt to get the ball back from the Wildcat offense. Connors finished with a team leading 10 ground balls and two takes. Felix finished with 7 shots (4 on cage and 2 goals) for Pittsford. His two goals were two of only three settled goals for Pittsford.

Pittsford used multiple unsettled situations and on the fly substitutions in the first half to take a strong lead. The Panthers scored the first two goals. James Felix subbed onto the field on the fly and immediately got the ball. He drove straight to the cage and scored unassisted with 10:22 remaining in the first quarter. A minute and half later the Panthers scored their first unsettled goal. John Galbraith assisted Jonathan Perotto on a cross-crease fast-break goal for Pittsford. The Wildcats scored the next two goals to tie the game. Both goals came from drives from behind the cage. Nick Cunningham scored the opening goal and Mike Fletcher scored the second goal.

The Panthers kept their pressure going into the final five minutes with three more goals. The first was scored the same way as their opening goal. Felix subbed onto the field and took the ball straight to the goal. The next two goals were back to back fast-break goals for Pittsford. Ryan Fairbrother assisted Jack Kaufman for the first goal and Colby Barker scored unassisted for the second goal. The Panthers led 5-2 after the first quarter.

The next three quarters belonged to the Wildcats. They outscored Pittsford 2-1, 1-0 and 3-1 to take the win. Ryan McDonald scored his lone goal of the contest 0:33 into the second quarter. Pittsford vs WGThe contest continued to go back and forth before Pittsford scored a fast-break goal during a man-down situation. Kaufman took a running shot at the cage that was stopped by O'Neil. He scooped up his own loose ball and scored on the rebound shot. West Genesee scored their next goal on man-up with Procopio scoring on a feed from Tyler Shoults. Shoults finished with five ground balls to lead the Wildcats. Pittsford held on 6-4 at halftime.

In the third quarter, West Genesee scored the lone goal with their third drive from behind the cage. Fletcher scored his second goal with 1:44 remaining in the quarter. Pittsford held on at 6-5 after three quarters. The Wildcats score the first three goals of the final quarter to take their first lead of the game. Procopio tied the game on a broken clear that began with a knockdown by McDonald and a ground ball by Shoults. The first, and last, lead for the Wildcats came at 6:06 remaining in regulation. Conor Bartlett scored during a fast-break. Their final goal was scored by Fletcher. He scored three goals on three shots for West Genesee. Pittsford attempted the comeback and scored the last goal of the game. Brandon Barker scored his lone goal on his sixth shot of the game, to bring it within a single goal. Barker had the last shot of the contest, but O'Neil stepped up for a big save. The game concluded with West Genesee running out the clock behind the cage.

Wednesday 6-03-15

Victor vs _JD

Victor 11 - JD 9 

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 Victor
     Record: 21-0
2 5 3 1   11
  JD
     Record: 18-2
2 3 2 2   9
 
 

The book for Victor: Dan Barrow (3g), Drew Collins (1g-1a), Alec DeCarlo (1g), Mike DeMarco (2g), Max Lambert (1g-2a), Ryan Maloney (3g-2a), Jamie Trimboli (1a), Goaltending: Chayse Ierlan 5s/9ga (48 mins).

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Victor vs _JD

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Victor became the lone Section V representative to make it to the State Finals with an 11-9 win over Jamesville-Dewitt. They will go on to play Manhasset on Saturday at Vestal High School in the State Finals. The Blue Devils had a slow start before taking control in the second quarter and holding the lead through the second half. They looked strong though the entire contest and controlled the pacing of the game. Attackman Ryan Maloney finished with 3g-2a to lead Victor. Face off specialist TD Ierlan had another impressive contest finishing 19/22 (86%). He also led his team in ground balls with thirteen.

JD came out of the gates strong and scored the first two goals. Ryan Durkin scored, unassisted, with a sweep across the top. Three minutes later Ryan Archer scored after a cross-crease pass from Casey Platenik during a fast-break goal. Archer was the big scorer for the Red Rams with 3g. Victor kept the game close with back to back goals of their own to end the quarter. Dan Barrow scored the first after coming off the bench and heading straight to the cage. With 0:01 remaining on the clock, Maloney scored his first goal with an assist from Drew Collins (1g-1a). Collins scooped up the ball off the turf after a pipe from Mike DeMarco. The game was tied 2-2 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Victor outscored JD 5-3 including a three goal stretch to take their first lead. The Red Rams scored the opening goal with a fast break goal from Benjamin Wipper. The Blue Devils scored the next three to take the lead. DeMarco, Barrow and Alec DeCarlo scored for Victor. DeMarco's was an outside shot, Barrow scored on a garbage goal off the crease and DeCarlo scored off a fast-break cross-crease pass from Max Lambert. The Blue Devils never trailed again.

JD kept the game close with two more goals of their own to tie the score at 5-5. Durkin scored with an outside shot and 0:17 later, Samuel Mueller (a long stick) scored on a face-off fast-break. The Red Rams did not score for the next eight minutes. Victor concluded the quarter with two more goals to take the lead. Barrow scored with an inside feed from Jamie Trimboli and Lambert scored after working the ball from behind the cage. Victor led 7-5 at the half.

Victor vs _JDThe teams alternated goals in the third quarter with Victor scoring the first and last. The first three goals were all unassisted with Maloney (Victor), Archer (JD) and DeMarco (Victor) scoring on one-on-one drives. JD's next goal was an inside feed from Platenik to Archer and 0:07 Maloney scored with a face-off fast-break from Lambert. Victor led 10-7 after three.

The alternating scoring continued into the fourth. JD scored another fast-break goal (Griffin Cook unassisted). The final Blue Devil goal was at 4:59 during a man-up play with Collins scoring (assisted by Maloney). JD kept up the pressure, but could only add one more. Cook scored his second goal with another unassisted run at the cage. Victor held the all for the final minutes and the Red Rams could not get the ball back for another attempt.

In the cage for Victor, Chayse Ierlan finished with five saves. He and attackman Collins added three ground balls each to TD Ierlan's leading thirteen. Trimboli finished with a team leading 7 shots (4 on cage, no goals). Jamesville-Dewitt's Joseph Morgan finished at 50% between the pipes with 11 saves. He also led his team in ground balls with six. Attackman Grayson Burns added another three to the count.

  

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Saturday: NYS Quarters: Clean Sweep for Section Five

- There were several delays for lightning, but in the end all three Section Five teams won their games and will now advance to the NYS semi final round, which will take place at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday. Pittsford had the closest game of day, beating Orchard Park 16-12. Penn Yan won their game with previously undefeated Akron in running time, finishing up 20-8 and Victor won their game against Hamburg 20-9.

The NYS brackets are available on the NYSPHSAA web site: Class A - Class B - Class C.

Wednesday 5-27-15

Penn Yan vs Akron

Penn Yan 20 - Akron 8 

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 Penn Yan
     Record: 15-4
4 9 5 2   20
  Akron
     Record: 19-1
1 4 0 3   8
 
 

The book for Penn Yan: Ben Covert (1g-1a), Sean Emerson (3g-4a), Austin Fingar (7g-1a), Conner Fingar (2g), Craig Gerhardt (5g-4a), Casey Marsh (1g-1a), Tate Stewart (1g-1a), Goaltending: Gage Ponsetti 8s/8ga = 50% (48 mins).

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Penn Yan vs Akron

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT: Penn Yan took the game into running time in the third quarter on their way to a 20-8 win over previously undefeated Akron (Section VI). The Mustangs scored the first four goals of the game and led throughout the contest. A short lightning delay in the opening quarter stopped play with Penn Yan leading 1-0. Junior midfielder Austin Fingar dominated the game finishing with 7g-1a. He also led his team with 12 ground balls. Penn Yan vs AkronDefenseman Scott Fingar finished with another 4 ground balls and 1 take. Attackman Sean Emerson and defenseman Tanner Irwin had two takes each. Between the pipes, Gage Ponsetti played the entire contest and finished at 50% with eight saves.

Akron had seven players make their offensive scorebook. Attackman Larson Sundown and midfielder Geffery Besser finished with three points each: Sundown (2g-1a) and Besser (1g-2a). Midfielder Owen Hill led his team with six ground balls. Chanunce Hill and Sundown had five ground balls each. Defenseman Jared Siska had three takes for the Tigers. Long stick Chanunce Hill finished 4/4 at the face off draw. In the cage for the Tigers, Frank Uebelhoer played 38 minutes and recorded two saves. Kingsley Jonathan played nine minutes with three recorded saves.

The Mustangs will continue on to play Cazenovia (Section 3) at 3:30 on Wednesday at St. John Fisher.

Victor vs Hamburg

Victor 20 - Hamburg 9 

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 Victor
     Record: 20-0
8 9 1 2   20
  Hamburg
     Record: 14-6
1 2 2 4   9
 
 

The book for Victor: Dan Barrow (2g-1a), Drew Collins (4g), Erik Dash (1g), Alec DeCarlo (1g), Mike DeMarco (2g), Alex deNormand (1g), T.D. Ierlan (2g), Austin Jobson (1g), Max Lambert (2g-2a), Ryan Maloney (1g-3a), Nick Montemorano (1a), Kyle O`Dea (1a), Jamie Trimboli (3g-3a), Goaltending: Chayse Ierlan 2s/3ga (24 mins), Brennan Mackey 2s/2ga = 50% (12 mins), Connor Solomon 1s/1ga = 50% (5 mins), Justin Young 1s/3ga (7 mins).

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Victor vs Hamburg

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  Victor took the game into running time to start the third quarter on their way to a 20-8 win over Hamburg. The Bulldogs came back in the fourth quarter after the Blue Devils pulled their starters. Victor played four different goalies during the game. Starting goalie Chayse Ierlan played the opening half and had 2 recorded saves and 3 goals against. Brennan Mackey played the third quarter with 2s/2ga. Justin Young (1s/3ga) and Connor Solomon (1s/1ga) split the fourth quarter.

Thirteen players for Victor made their offensive scorebook and 25 players recorded at least one statistic. Jamie Trimboli finished with 3g-3a and was a part of the first four goals for the Blue Devils. Attackman Drew Collins finished with 4g. Face off midfielder TD Ierlan had an impressive day at 91%. Ierlan only lost two draws (both technical fouls that were caused by others). He also led his team in ground balls with 12. Midfielders Mike DeMarco and Michael Matheson added four more ground balls each.

Attackmen Jim Duffy (2g-1a) and Andrew Rettig (3g) led in scoring for the Bulldogs. Midfielder Brendan Ryan led in ground balls with four. He also finished with two takes. Between the pipes, Jordan Kuss recorded eight saves.

Victor moves on to the State Quarter Finals on Wednesday at St. John Fisher. The Section III vs IV match (JD vs. Vestal) was postponed due to weather and will be played Sunday.

Pittsford vs OP

Pittsford 16 - Orchard Park 12 

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 Pittsford
     Record: 19-1
5 6 4 1   16
  Orchard Park
     Record: 14-5
2 4 5 1   12
 
 

The book for Pittsford: Colby Barker (4g-2a), Jared Conners (1g), James Felix (1a), John Galbraith (1a), Jack Kaufman (4g), Jake Leve (1a), Matt Malone (3a), Jonathan Perotto (6g-3a), Owen Smith (1g), Goaltending: Alec Starr 7s/7ga = 50% (33 mins), Kevin Maguire 2s/5ga (15 mins).

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Pittsford vs OP

--  SPORTSFIVE REPORT: Pittsford took the early 5-2 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 16-12 win over Orchard Park (Section 6). The Panther`s Jonathan Perotto finished with 6g-3a to lead his team. Colby Barker added 4g-2a and Jack Kaufman added 4g. Orchard Park senior midfielder Kevin Goltz finished with 6g to lead the Quakers. Attackmen Jack Crowley added 4a and Kevin McParlane added 3g.

Pittsford vs OPPittsford`s Perotto scored the opening goal less than one minute into the game with an assist from Barker. The Quakers came back to tie the game 0:29 later with a sweep across the top by Goltz. Goltz and Daniel Krikausky scored eight of the 12 goals for Orchard Park and a majority of them with sweeps across the top of the restraining line. Pittsford scored three goals back to back to take an early 4-1 lead. Owen Smith scored his lone goal with an inside dodge. Four minutes later Brandon Barker set a pick for his brother Colby who scored, unassisted, from near the top of the restraining line. The third goal came with Jake Leve driving from behind the cage and passing across to Jack Kaufman after the slide. Kaufman finished with 4g. Orchard Park finished the contest with four man-up goals and scored their first in the opening quarter with McParlane scoring off a feed from Crowley. The Panthers scored the final goal with an unassisted drive by Perotto with 0:06 remaining in the opening quarter. Pittsford led 5-2 after the half.

Pittsford vs OPThe second quarter was a high scoring quarter with 10 goals (Pittsford 6-4). Kritkausy scored his second with another sweep across the top. McParlane scored an unassisted goal after picking up saved shot on the crease and scoring off the loose ball. The Quakers had the game within one with 10:16 remaining in the half. C. Barker scored another with an outside shot to keep the Panthers in the lead. The teams alternated scoring before Pittsford scored back to back goals to take a three goal lead. The Panthers kept up their scoring with another three goal run after the Quakers scored. Pittsford scored five of the last six goals of the half to lead 11-6 at halftime.

The third quarter started with Orchard Park looking to keep themselves in the contest. The Quakers scored three straight goals with a Broken Clear goal from McParlane (assisted by Crowley) and two man-up goals. Patrick Hylkema scored unassisted and Goltz scored with an assist from Crowley. Crowley's assist came from being the cage and Hylkema's goal came from an interception.

Pittsford vs OPThe teams continued to alternate with Pittsford holding a three goal lead. Orchard Park added another man-up goal and Pittsford scored their only man-up goal of the game with an outside shot from Perotto (assisted by C. Barker). Pittsford scored the last two goals of the quarter to take a 15-11 lead. Perotto and long stick Jared Connors scored the last two for the Panthers. Connors finished with a team leading four ground balls and three takes.

In the fourth quarter each team added a single goal and the Panthers held the ball for the last four minutes. There were multiple penalties to end the game. Barker and Perotto hooked up for the final Panther goal and Goltz and McParlane scored for the Quakers. Face off midfielder Ronald Shul finished at 61% for the Quakers. He also led his team with nine ground balls. McParlane added four and defensemen Joshua Dahl and Griffin Loughran added three each. In the cage for Orchard Park Travis McNichols recorded six saves.

Joining Connors with ground balls for the Panthers were Ryan Fairbrother (3) and Zac Cooley (3). In the cage for the Panthers, Kevin Maguire played the first 15 minutes and recorded two saves. Alec Starr came in during the second quarter and finished the contest. He finished at 50% and recorded seven saves. The Panthers move on to play West Genesee (Section 3) at 5:30 on Wednesday at St. John Fisher.

  

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New SportsFive Feature: Historical StatsGame History

SportsFive.NET added a feature for the study of team game results that maximizes the over ten years of data now available.

For each Section Five team, users can now look at the win/loss percentages for all opponents and then can drill down to look at performances against a single opponent over time.

The new feature is available from any team page and from the Game History central link.

SportsFive hopes to add specific links to game day scheduled this spring.

  

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NYS MapCollege Decisions

Many lacrosse players have made the decision to combine their love of the game with post high school education and will be moving on to play at the college level. Some made verbal commitments long ago and some waited until the spring or summer to make their decision. Although some may sign contracts to play, many more simply enroll as students and play without scholarships.

Many of the players have made their decisions public and they have been published on SportsFive.NET. As the announcements move off this front page they are listed on the "Commitments Page" which are available from a button on the "Players Main Page".

  

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Wesleyan Gets Vince Soeffing
November 27, 2015 - Roberts Wesleyan picked up another local player when Vince Soeffing announced his decision to play for Rocky Delfino`s Red Hawks next year.  Full Report
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Adam Isaac to Become a Pioneer
November 27, 2015 - Defenseman, Adam Isaac has announced his decision to continue his lacrosse career while studying at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.  Full Report
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Irondequoit Freshman Commits to Maryland
November 27, 2015 - Irondequoit freshman attackman, Jack Brennan recently announced his commitment to the University of Maryland.  Full Report