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Fairport - 9 Fayetteville-M - 10 OT
Victor - 13 JD - 17
Penn Yan - 6 Cazenovia - 8
 
Fairport - 11 Orchard Park - 8
Victor - 10 Hamburg - 8
Penn Yan - 19 Akron - 4
 
Canandaigua - 8 Victor - 12
Pal-Mac - 5 Penn Yan - 17
Pittsford - 6 Fairport - 7
 
Thomas - 6 Fairport - 8
Penfield - 6 Pittsford - 9
Spencerport - 6 Victor - 19
Churchville - 12 Canandaigua - 14
 
Aquinas - 7 Penn Yan - 8
Gananda - 7 Pal-Mac - 11

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2014The 2014 is long-gone and summer "recruiting tournaments" have been concluded. Some players have made their commitments and more will make decisions as the fall progresses.

During the summer, the National Federation Rules Committee held their annual meetings and came up with some new rule changes for the 2015 season. The New York State Lacrosse Committees will need to ratify the changes (and they normally do so) before we get to March 2015. It was a "quiet year" for the committee with the most "dramatic", perhaps relating to the string of sticks. That rule may be delayed for a while. Another rules change allows a restart in the defensive end to be inside the goals area instead of in the "ally" outside of the goal area.

In late November of 2014 the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) announced that two helmets currently in the field do not meet required NOCSAE standards. The two helmets are the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator. There is hope that the issues will be corrected before the season, but until that happens, the helmets are not allowed for Federation games. More information is available here.

For those still living the glory days of last season, a great deal of information can be found in the 2014 wrap up story.

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Christian Nairy to Play for Oswego

- After he finishes his senior year at Webster Thomas, Christian Nairy will continue his lacrosse career at SUNY Oswego.

As he starts his last year, Christian has 21g-3a which he scored in twelve games as a junior. He ended the year with a shooting percentage of seventy-two percent.

SUNY Oswego currently has a good number of Section Five alumni, most of whom are also Webster alums including Dylan DiFante (Schroeder), Troy Crevier (Thomas), Matt Palmer (Pittsford), John Novitsky (Victor) and Ben Morrill (Thomas).

The Lakers are an NCAA Division III scholl playing in the SUNYAC league.

 

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Victor Freshman Commits to Virginia

- Freshman defenseman, Mike Novitsky has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Virginia after his graduation from Victor High School in 2018.

A member of the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club, Mike played in the Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Big4, Young Guns and Sweetlax Invitational last summer.

 

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Nick Johnson Selects College of St. Rose

- Canandaigua senior midfielder , Nick Johnson recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at the College of St. Rose in Albany.

Starting his third year with the Canandaigua Varsity team, he hopes to build on his success last summer with the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club. He played in the Baltimore Kick Off, Long Island Lax Fest and Sweetlax Invitational tournament last summer.

Before choosing St. Rose, Nick also considered Alfred, Utica and Morrisville.

The St. Rose Golden Knights are an NCAA Division II team playing in the Northeast Ten league. There are currently four Section Five players on their roster. Evan Helming (Canandaigua) is a senior, Preston Herbst (Canandaigua) is a freshman, Connor Moore (Canandaigua) is a sophomore and Liam Guiton (Penfield) is a freshman goalie.

 

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Gage Ponsetti Commits to Siena

- Penn Yan junior goalie recently announced his commitment to play lacrosse and study at Sienna College (Loudon, NY) after his graduation in 2016.

After a call up in his freshman year, Gage saw time in seven games last year, playing behind senior Brandon Maciejewski. He recorded ten saves in 107 minutes in the cage.

In the off-season, Gage has played for the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club. Last summer he played in the Baltimore Kick Off, the Long Island Lax Fest, the Legacy and the Sweetlax Invitational tournaments.

Before selecting Siena, he considered Albany, St. Joseph, Mercyhurst and Wilkes.

Siena is an NCAA Division I school, playing in the Metro Atlantic League and is coached by John Svec. Current Section Five alumni include Joe Arcarese (Fairport), Justin Rehm (Penfield) and Dan McAvoy (Fairport).

 

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Joseph O`Hare from Gates Selects Roberts

- Like a number of other local players, junior offensiveman, Joseph O`Hare will stay close to home after his commitment to attend and play for the Redhawks of Roberts Wesleyan.

The Gates Chili junior had a stellar year for the Spartans last year, leading his team in points while scoring 38g-12a (50 pts) in fifteen games.

Roberts Wesleyan, located in North Chili, has sponsored a Varsity team for the last three years and are coached by Rocky Delfino. He previously coached the MCC team for nine years and compiled a record of 105-32.

The 2015 roster shows ten players from Section five.

 

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Landrigan Brothers Decide on Alfred University

- Canandaigua Academy senior brothers, Kyle and Zach Landrigan have announced their decision to attend Alfred University where their father and uncle were both stars for the Saxons.

Kyle, an attackman will begin his second year on the varsity this spring as will his brother Zach, who is a midfielder.

Their father, Dan Landrigan also played for the Braves before his collegiate career at Alfred (1992-95) where he played in three consecutive NCAA D-III championships.

Their uncle, James Landrigan was a midfielder for the Braves and then the Saxons and played on the last team to play for Alfred in the NCAA tournament.

Alfred University has benefited from many Section Five players. This year, of the forty-five players on the roster, twenty-two are Section Five alumni.

 

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Helmet Issue Update: Warrior Regulator Plan

- Warrior announced on Wednesday, their plan for dealing with the recently de-certified helmets.

Given the number of helmets at issue and the tight timeframe for spring play, Warrior has worked out an arrangement with Lacrosse Unlimited stores to help with replacements.

In short, players with de-certified helmets should call or visit a Lacrosse Unlimited store and speak to a staff member who will help to find a new certified helmet at no cost. The local store is at Pittsford Plaza - 3349 Monroe Avenue in Pittsford (585-248-8080).

See the story and statement from Warrior or the US Lacrosse web site.

 

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December CommitsMore Winter College Commitments

- Gananda Central senior midfielder, Nick Rapp has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the St. John Fisher Cardinals. Nick has been a Varsity starter for the Panthers since his Freshman year. Last year he recorded 12g-36a and scored in eighteen of the Blue Panther games. He will start this season with a career record of 34g-74a. Story continues.

- Sophomore defenseman Connor Haims recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse for the University of Vermont. Story continues.

- Sophomore defenseman Bryce Saba recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse for Syracuse University. Story continues.

 

- Senior midfielder Ethan Marchitell has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse at Post University (Waterbury, Connecticut) after graduation from Canandaigua this spring. Story continues.

- He will be going off to college, but not far, when junior attackman Zeus Doser graduates from Hilton and head off down the road to Roberts Wesleyan College. Story continues.

- Senior attackman/midfielder Bailey Eigbrett has announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at the Tate University at Canton after his final year, this spring, at Avon. Story continues.

- Junior midfielder Hunter Duford has made a verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at the Virginia Military Academy (VMI) after his graduation in 2016 from Hilton. Story continues.

- Davis Bird recently announced that he will be heading to Ithaca after his final season this spring as a goalie for the Webster Thomas Titans. Story continues.

 

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December CommitsWinter College Commitments

As the year ends, more players finish up their college decisions and commitments.

- Another current freshman has announced his verbal commitment. Victor midfielder Andrew Russell announced his intent to study and play at Virginia after his graduation in 2018

- Gananda face off specialist, Remmy Glod, recently announced his decision to play at Roberts Wesleyan after his graduation in 2016.

- Junior attackman Matt Malone, has made his commitment to Le Moyne College (Syracuse) after his graduation from Pittsford in 2016.

- After spending his eighth grade and freshman year with the Lightning Varsity, current sophomore goalie Gavin Catalano announced this week that he has made a verbal commitment to St. John`s University (New York City) after his graduation from Arcadia in 2017.

- Another Pittsford junior has made a commitment to study and play at Le Moyne College (Syracuse) after graduation in 2016. Junior defenseman Will Pieterse, has made his commitment recently after considering Hobart, Siena, Mercyhurst and Canisius.

- Senior attackman, John Bowman has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles after his final season Wayne Central this spring.

- Le Moyne College picked up another Section Five player when junior defenseman and long stick midfielder, Cole Guest announced his commitment. Currently there are four juniors and two seniors planning to play for the Dolphins after graduation. Four more are freshmen at Le Moyne this year.

- Fairport senior offensive player, Connor Riorden, announced today that he will be attending and playing lacrosse at Lycoming College after his graduation next spring.

- Fairport sophomore defenseman, Michael Kozar, announced this week that he has made a verbal commitment to attend and play lacrosse at SUNY Albany after his graduation in 2017.

- Wayne Central Senior Midfielder, Jake Moss has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the SUNY Morrisville State Mustangs. Jake has been a Varsity player for the Eagles since his Sophomore year. Last year he recorded 20g-13a and will start this season with a career record of 30g-18a.

- Siena College received an end of the year gift as Penn Yan junior offensiveman, Sean Emerson announced his commitment to the Saints after his graduation in 2016.

- Senior defenseman Alex deNormand has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse for the Alfred University Saxons after his graduation from Victor High School next spring.

- Senior defenseman/LSM Cory Mason has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University after his graduation from Victor High School next spring.

- Victor Junior midfielder Dan Barrow has announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University after his graduation from Victor High School in 2016.

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Cascade Announces Helmet Solution

- Cascade Lacrosse has announced that they have arrived at an approved solution which will allow the Cascade Model R helmet to be used.

Several weeks ago, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) announced that the helmet did not meet required NOCSAE standards.

Federation rules require that all players use approved equipment.

Helmets must be returned to Cascade for the necessary repair and will be returned with a "sticker" indicating that the modifications have been made.

For directions and more information, consult the Cascade Web site.

 

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Rochester Chapter Installs 21st HOF Class

- The Greater Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse held their 2014 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-first Hall of Fame Class.

As Chapter President, Al McLiverty was ill, the evening started with Master of Ceremony, Mike Riorden welcoming the HOF fans and families. After acknowledging that many in the room had connections to Rush-Henrietta, he told a number of stories about the players in the room, who would visit Principal Don Loughlin, one of the inductees.

He made comments about the inductees and about playing in the "double knee-brace" division of "Old Men's tournaments". He then welcomed the class of 2013 and their families, friends and the large group of lacrosse "dignitaries" that included many former Hall of Famers.

Ed Hilton started off the celebrations as he presented his friend and colleague, Craig Chamberlain who has seen great success with the MCC women's team. Paula Summit (HOF Class of 2004) was a teacher who worked with Don Loughlin and she introduced him. John Hayes (HOF Class of 2012) introduced his friend and former teammate David McNaney and Doug Hendee introduced his teammate Scott Schwind.

The story continues here.

 

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- Section V lacrosse lost a team (Bishop Kearney) to its roster which dropped to thirty-six teams with 979 players.

The top seeded teams won their Championships as Fairport (#1) beat Pittsford (#2) 7-6 in Class A. In Class B Victor (#1) beat Canandaigua (#2) 12-8 and in Class C, Penn Yan (#1) had a 17-5 win over Pal-Mac (#2).

The first games this year were played on March 22nd as Gananda defeated Bath 8-7 in overtime. The last regular season game was played on May 17th when the Greece Lightning beat the Greece Thunder 10-3. The 315 games played set up the league championships. In Monroe County it was Penfield (MC1) with a 4-1 record and a win over Fairport who also had a 4-1 record. Victor (MC2) was 4-0 and Churchville-Chili (MC3) was 9-0. Pal-Mac (13-1) took the Finger Lakes title and Aquinas (6-0) won the GRALL title. Penn Yan

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 Eric Munn (Canandaigua), Nick Panara (Pittsford) and Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac).

The seven remaining All-American were Eddie Eddington (Geneva), Kevin Hill (junior, Webster Thomas), Trevor Hodgins (Churchville-Chili), Justin Kesselring (Fairport), Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan), Stephen Quinzi (Pittsford) and Bradley Voigt (Penn Yan).

The All Section lists were announced and the ten All-Americans were joined by six others on the first team and nineteen others were selected to the second team. "It's always difficult to choose from so many talented players," said Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon.

FairportThe Monroe County Players of the Year were Nick Panara, Eric Munn, and Harald Juergens.

Senior, Ben Reeves, for the third year in a row, was selected as Finger Lakes Player of the Year in attack. The Midfielder of the Year was Eddie Eddington from Geneva and the Defenseman of the Year was sophomore Dylan Joy from Gananda.

Senior attackman, Alex Bianchi from Aquinas 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), Brockport (Class B) and Livonia (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. Fairport (Class A), Victor (Class B) and Penn Yan (Class C) were the Sectional Champions in 2014.

All Tournament teams were selected for each Class. The MVPs for A, B and C were Justin Kesselring (Fairport), Mike DeMarco (Victor) and Rion Davison (Penn Yan).

The SportsFive Players of the Year were Bradley Voigt (Penn Yan) in offense and Nick Panara (Pittsford) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Rion Davison (Penn Yan).

The Western Regionals of the NYS tournament were hosted by Section Six at All High Stadium in Buffalo. Fairport beat Orchard Park 11-8, Victor defeated Hamburg 10-8 and Penn Yan defeated Akron 19-4. In the semi finals, held at Cicero- North Syracuse High School, Fairport lost to Fayetteville-Manlius in overtime (10-9). Victor lost to Jamesville-DeWitt (17-13). Penn Yan lost to Cazenovia (8-6).

Just as it was a clean sweep upstate, so it was a sweep for downstate vs the Section Three teams. In the championships at Hofstra, Massapequa (Section 8) defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 16-2 in Class A. In Class B, Yorktown (Section 1) defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 10-9 and in Class C, Bronxville (Section 1) beat Cazenovia 13-10.

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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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Twitter@SportsFive Ready for Twitter "Followers"

Updated As many know, SportsFive.NET is always looking for new ways to serve the lacrosse fans of Section Five. Our Twitter page (@SportsFive) features tweets of current lacrosse and web site news, scores and brief game highlights as well as story links to the multi-featured web site (SportsFive.net). Look for the Twitter link on the front page of the web site and "Follow" the season.

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The general email newsletter that is usually published early each week during the season is now back up and available.

Sign up on from the "Features" page and you will receive in your email box each week, information on what`s happened.

A quick look at the weekly rankings, perhaps the "Games of the Week" or a quick look at some of the "hidden treasures on your favorite Section Five Boys Lacrosse site. It`s a great reminder of all things in Section Five Lacrosse. Sign up for your subscription here.
  

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