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Fairport - 9 Fayetteville-M - 10 OT
Victor - 13 JD - 17
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Fairport - 11 Orchard Park - 8
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Pal-Mac - 5 Penn Yan - 17
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Thomas - 6 Fairport - 8
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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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Another Fairport Player Selects Albany

- 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.

After playing for the Red Raiders as a freshman last year, he played with the SweetLax Lacrosse Club during the summer. He played in the Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Big4, Crabfest and SweetLax tournaments.

Before committing to Albany, he considered Syracuse, Richmond and Loyola.

Head Coach Scott Marr has assembled a host of players from Section Five. The 2015 roster includes Tyler Aycock (Pittsford), James Burdette (Penn Yan), Joe Eddinger (Canandaigua), John Maloney (Victor), Blaze Riorden (Fairport), Mitch Rupp (Victor) and Connor Russell (Penfield).

 

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Fairport Senior Connor Riorden to Lycoming

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

A two year Varsity player for the Red Raiders, Connor also has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club since 2011.

Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA) is an NCAA Division III school playing in the Commonwealth Conference. A number of Section Five players are playing for the Warriors including Steve Campaniello (Gates Chili), Sig Sahli (Penfield), Jason Breau (HF-L) and Steve Troup (Pittsford). They are coached by Chris Scanlon (Corning West/Hobart College) who will be entering his second year at the helm in 2015.

 

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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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Penfield LSM Cole Guest Selects Le Moyne

- 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.

Cole has been a New York State Scholar Athlete and on the Penfield Varsity since his freshman year.

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

Cole considered several other schools before choosing Le Moyne College, where he will study biology/pre-med with a long-term goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.

 

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SUNY Brockport Gets John Bowman

- 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.

Posting offensive points in sixteen Varsity games last season, John ended the season second in team scoring with 27g-9a, scoring on seventy-seven percent of shots on the cage.

Wayne had their best season record last year and finished with a 12-5 record after an 11-8 loss to Spencerport in the quarter final round of the Section Five Class B tournament.

Last summer John played on the Nike Upstate Team. He also played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club in the Mercyhurst Navigator Invitational, Brine Team Invitational, Lake Placid Classic, and Binghamton Summer Tournaments.

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Will Pieterse Also Selects Le Moyne

- 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.

With limited field time in his sophomore year, Will still registered stats in nine Varsity games for the Panthers include three ground balls and two takes against Section VI powerhouse, Orchard Park.

Last summer, Will played with the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club in the Showtime, Adrenaline Platinum Cup, Big4, Crabfest and Sweetlax Invitational tournaments.

 

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Greece Goalie Gavin Catalano to St. John`s

- 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.

With a fifty-six percent save record in his freshman year, Gavin has 188 saves (830 mins) as he enters his sophomore year at Greece Arcadia/Olympia.

Last summer he was named to the Inside Lacrosse Invitational All Star Team. He played for the SweetLax Lacrosse Club last summer, playing in the Baltimore Kick Off, Long Island Lax Fest, Legacy and Sweetlax Invitational tournaments.

The Red Storm plays in the Big East Conference, under Head Coach Jason Miller who has coached there for eight full seasons. He played his high school lacrosse for Pittsford and then played for Springfield College.

 

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Matt Malone Selects Le Moyne

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

Highlights in his sophomore year on the Varsity include 1g-1a against Webster Schroeder and two assists against Brighton.

Last summer, Matt played with the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club in the Baltimore Kick Off, Long Island Lax Fest, Legacy and Sweetlax Invitational tournaments.

Before deciding on Le Moyne, Matt considered Boston University, Williams, Tufts and Stevenson.

 

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Face Off Specialist Remmy Glod Commits to Roberts Wesleyan

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

Last year, as a sophomore, the intense midfield won seventy-one percent of his face off draws, winning 214 of 293. He was second in ground ball production for Gananda with 122. For his efforts he was selected as the Finger Lakes first team face off player.

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

Before choosing Roberts Wesleyan, Remmy considered Mercyhurst, Cazenovia and Seton Hill.

 

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Hill and LeMoine Sign NLIs at Webster Thomas

- Webster Thomas Lacrosse recently celebrated the National Letter of Intent signings of two of their top players.

Senior midfielder Kevin Hill signed his letter, honoring the commitment he made as a sophomore to study and play lacrosse at the Penn State University. Selected as a US Lacrosse All American after his junior year, Kevin has been an important player for the Titans since his freshman year, when he give Thomas 18g-11a. As he starts his last year, his career record is 106g-42a. Thomas Head Coach, Rob Ruller thinks the Penn State selection is a great fit for kevin, "Kevin is a highly driven and competitive young man, I think he's excited for the opportunity and challenges that he will be given at Penn State."

Senior midfielder Pat LeMoine, likewise honored his sophomore year commitment when he signed his NLI to study and play at the University of Virginia. Pat has been successful playing both lacrosse and football. "The program at Virginia fits Pat. They love those multi-sport athletic kids", stated Coach Ruller. "He is a special athlete that has been working hard to improve his lacrosse skills."

 

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Cornell Offering a Coaches Clinic in January

- The Cornell University Lacrosse staff are offering an instructional clinic for coaches on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Head Coach Matt Kerwick (Irondequoit) will offer a section on "Developing Offensive Players and Team Offense". Associate Head Coach Peter Milliman (Brighton) will speak about "Team Defense and Drills". Associate Director of Athletics for Athlete Performance, Tom Howley will present a talk on "Speed Kills, Strength Punishes" Greg Gurenlian (Face off academy) will also give a presentation.. Registrations are being taken on-line and a flyer is available.

 

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Midfielder, Andrew Russell Commits to Virginia

- 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.

Playing for Sweetlax Lacrosse Club last summer, Andrew played in the adrenaline Platinum Cup, Big4, Young Guns and Sweetlax Invitational tournaments.

Before making his commitment to Virginia, Andrew considered Syracuse, Penn State and Johns Hopkins.

 

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Two Lacrosse Helmets Lose Certification

- 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.

Federation rules require that all players use approved equipment. Both helmets were previously certified.

Players who own either of these models should contact the company at Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845).

Cascade almost immediately posted a message on their site suggesting that they are working with the committee and expect a fix shortly.

 

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Fall CommitsMore Fall College Commitments

- The end of the year approaches and with it, more college decisions and commitments.

- Senior Penfield attackman and midfielder Carter Jordan has committed to study and play lacrosse at Mercer University, an NCAA D-I program in Macon, Georgia. continues...

 - Pittsford goalie, Alex Starr recently announced his commitment to Mercyhurst University Head Coach Chris Ryan. The current junior, with two years on the Panther Varsity, will join a host of Section Five players who have chosen to play for the Lakers. continues...

November 18, 2014 - With only his freshman year played at Wayne, attackman John Ecker has announced his commitment to play at Syracuse University after his graduation in 2017. continues...

 - The Buckeyes picked up another Section Five commit with the announcement that Fairport sophomore midfielder TJ Hendricks has decided to study and play lacrosse at Ohio State. continues...

 - With two years on the Varsity team at Fairport, junior attackman, Cameron Gebhardt recently announced his commitment to the application process with hopes to study and play lacrosse at Cornell University after his graduation in 2016. continues...

 - Webster Schroeder senior attackman Jack Donnelly recently announced his decision to attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. continues...

 - Alex Mapstone will continue the family tradition and follow his father '91, and uncles 89' & 93' to Geneva.. continues...

 - Webster Schroeder senior offensive midfielder Ryan Tait decided to continue his education and lacrosse career at St. John Fisher College. continues...

 - Rush-Henrietta senior Collin Waden recently announced his decision to stay close to home as he pursues his education and lacrosse career at Roberts Wesleyan College. continues...

 - Hilton seniors Shawn and Jarod Kimble and Justin Goodrich recently signed Nationals Letters of Intent to play lacrosse after graduation next spring. continues...

More Fall commitments are here.
 

  Fall Commits

 

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Five Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent at Penfield

2014 Penfield NLI Signing

 - There is a lot of excitement in Penfield this year. Seniors are determined to make this a year to remember and have been working hard to make their dream come true.

Last week, during the National Letter of Intent week, five seniors signed their contracts in front of family and friends as they finalized their plans to continue to play lacrosse while earning college degrees. Midfielder Carter Jordan will be heading to Mercer University in Macon Georgia. Goalie Willie Klan, who transferred for his senior year from Webster Schroeder will go to Ohio State University. Defenseman Ethan Parks selected Cortland State. Attackman Max Spaan will be the closest to home when he leaves for Hobart College and defenseman Jack Taddeo will be playing at Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts.

 

Carter Jordan - Mercer University

"As soon as I hit the campus, I knew I could see myself there for the next four years," said senior midfielder Carter Jordan about his decision to take his lacrosse skills to Mercer University (Macon, Georgia).

During his weekend visit, shared with other recruits, Carter felt the coaches and players were a perfect fit for him. "I really like the way the coaches handle the program and from what they told me [about their plans for the future] I think it's a good fit for me." Carter Jordan

The Mercer Bears are a relatively new D-I lacrosse program who joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2011. In 2014 the school completed a $30M stadium complex exclusively for football and lacrosse, and will move to the Southern Conference beginning in the spring of 2015. The Bears finished 7-7 under new Head Coach Kyle Hannan in 2014.

The four year Varsity midfielder will start the season with 20g-22a, even after missing part of last year with an injury. "I feel this year like Max [Spaan] and I will be able to take command of the offense. We work really well together and we have been playing together for years."

What does "take command mean"? "It means helping the younger kids out and if we need a play, coming through. It is saying I`m going to beat this guy one-on-one and make a play for my team. Whether it is making a goal or an assist or anything like that, I think it is important when you are a senior and a leader."

Before he heads off to college Carter plans on working on getting stronger and faster. "There is a big difference between high school and college. Working hard in those areas will benefit me."

He says he is thankful for his parents. "Obviously, Mercer is far away and they have supported me through all of this... including my injuries in high school. I want to thank Coach Schembri who has given me opportunities all the way since my freshman year. Playing for him for four years has really allowed me to grow." He also thanked his trainer, Kwasi Boaitley.

Early in his high school career he found himself looking up to player like Matt Bilak and Matt Condon. "On the field and off the field they were really good leaders. I remember, as a freshman, saying to myself, I want to be like them when I am a senior."

As for his last season with the Patriots, Carter says, "I do think we are going to be very strong. A lot of people thought that if we were going to do it, it was going to be last year, but I think this year people may be underestimating us and what we are going to bring in this spring.

 

Willie Klan - Ohio State University

Getting the obvious question out of the way, Willie Klan talked about moving to Penfield from Webster Schroeder, where he played in the goal for his first three years of high school lacrosse. Growing up, he played his youth lacrosse in Penfield and both in and out of season had many close friends with the players on the Patriots squad. When he had the opportunity to move to Penfield for his final year he was pleased. He says he has the highest respect for his Schroeder coaches Matt Petz and John McGurk. "I shed a few tears when I told them. We were really close. In the end, though, my best friends are on this [Penfield] team. I want to leave Rochester with a Sectional Championship with my best friends."

Klan and coachesWillie will be going on to the Ohio State University next fall. He committed to them as a fourteen year old after his freshmen year at Schroeder. He is expected to join a host of other Section Five players including a good friend from Pittsford, Brandon Barker.

He was taken by the school and the coaches at first look. Head Coach Nick Meyers is building an impressive program and recruiting excellent players. "The school is absolutely unreal. They have one of the best business schools." In addition, his father works in Cleveland and is a die-hard Ohio State fan, so I had a link there." Willian Klan and family

When asked about how he got this far Willie quickly credited youth coaches Paul Jordan (Carter`s Dad) and Rocky Delfino who worked with him from third through sixth grade. Coach Jordan "has been a big part of my career." At the modified level, his coach was his guidance councilor. "He was really there for me." Then it was on to Varsity at Schroeder. "Coach McGurk basically adopted my like a son. He busted my chops but I really had a good relationship with him."

At the club level, he spoke of Kevin Martin (Sweetlax). "He saw my stats on Sportsfive and asked me to go to a tryout in Duxbury Massachusetts. I was on a team with Nick Weston (HF-L), James Burdette (Penn Yan), Bradley Voigt (Penn Yan) and Brandon Maciejewski (Penn Yan) and we all became great friends."

Blaze Riorden (Fairport) was someone Willie looked up to. "I wore number 7 because of him. I love the way he plays, the way he clears the ball, the way he stops the ball. He is always fun to watch." Willie has wanted to be a goalie for a long time. "I remember seeing Brett Queener (Penn Yan) and Mike Levin (Pittsford) who were splitting time in the goal for the Rattlers and I just fell in love with being a goalie. It was so cool to see them stop that ball."

As for the 2015 season, Willie is excited. "This is really going to be a big year. I`m back to Penfield. I have new energy. I love it."

 

Ethan Parks - SUNY CortlandAndrew Schoeneck

"Proximity to home, was a big thing" when Ethan Parks selected SUNY Cortland as his next lacrosse home. "It`s not too far and it`s not too close." He was attracted to the atmosphere and he liked the coaches. "Everything about it just clicked when I visited." He spent time at Drexel, Towson, Binghamton and Delaware, before making his final decision. "They are very similar, but Cortland just felt like the right place." After an official visit hosted by Jake Sproule (Penfield 2014) and Joey Scalise (Fairport 2014), he knew he would go to Cortland.

At this point in his career Ethan loves to be the kind of defenseman that is counted on. "I feel that is someone needs to rely on me to make the play, I am capable of doing that. I think I am strong as a one-on-one defenseman but I like to play as a team."

Ethan was quick to come up with a long list of people who helped him get to this point in his career. "I have to credit coaches, Coach Schembri, [Assistant] Coach Woody (Jeremy Woodworth) and Coach [Kevin] Randall. They have taught me some many aspects of the game." He also credits his parents for "taking me to all those recruiting tournaments during the summer and helping me to get my name out there." He also acknowledged his athletic trainer, "Without him, I wouldn't be in the shape I`m in today."

In the summer, after his freshman year, Ethan started to notice that as he was playing against better competition he could play with them. "I found that I could compete against these top level teams. I guess that is when I started to realize that I was good at what I did."

With one more year left in his high school career, Ethan looks forward to an exciting time this spring. "The team is looking strong. Although we graduated some guys last year, I think we have the talent to do well in the States and win a State Championship."

 

Max Spaan - Hobart College

"There is a great lacrosse tradition at Hobart and it was a good mix of athletics and academics," said attackman Max Spaan of his decision to go to Hobart College next year. "There are a lot of different majors to choose from there ... and my brother [Jonathan] is there too".

He considered Drexel, Stony Brook and Siena, but the size of the school was important to Max who also noted that "I just felt most comfortable with the coaching staff at Hobart. They just made me feel at home." Max Spaan and family

Max sees himself, moving into his senior year as an offensive finisher. "That means scoring goals." He likes to move from outside to inside, dodging and shooting. "That and trying to create my own shots," finding ways to get himself open to take a shot. In his two years at Varsity, he has ninety-nine points (69g-30a) with sixty-three last year when he scored in eighteen games.

Max credits his parents for contributing to his successes thus far. "They pushed me," in a positive way, "to be the best I can be, and then my brother and sister have always encouraged me. I've always looked up to my brother and have wanted to be like him." His brother, Jonathan, left Penfield after four years on the Varsity with ninety-five points (40g-55a).

He looked up to Connor Russell and Andrew Schoeneck in his sophomore year "when I played alongside of them. They were two of my brother`s friends. Then, last year I got to play with Mitch Standera in the attack". This year, however, Max knows that it is his turn to be the role model.

He knew, early in his career that he would be headed toward college ball. "My freshman year, when I got called up to Varsity, I saw players that were going to [NCAA] Division I, and I thought that I could be at that same level."

As for his last season, "I just want to keep going, and accumulate stats and help to win a Sectional Championship and then get to the [New York] State Championship. We have a core group of guys back from last year and great chemistry. We put in the work to get it done."

 

Jack Taddeo - Bentley University

Jack Taddeo looked at a number of educational opportunities like Dartmouth, Mount Saint Mary (Md), Yale and Hobart before deciding the Bently University (Waltham, Massachusetts) was the place. "It was definitely the combination of lacrosse and the education. Coach [Jim] Murphy and Coach [Chris] Marmiani were great and presented a great opportunity for coaching." Location was unimportant to Jack, but he admits that "it is fifteen minutes from Boston and yet it is a suburban campus. It is a great and welcoming place where I can see myself being for the next four years."Jack Taddeo

A senior defenseman, Jack likes team defense but also likes to control his one-on-one opponent. "Communication is a big part of my game. I like to direct players where to be and make sure everyone is on the same page." He likes playing point with Ethan Parks backing him up. "Ethan is taller and has a longer reach and I think he plays really well toward the crease. I think we work really well together. We have been playing together forever."

Jack quickly spoke of his family, when he was asked who helped to get him this far. "My Mom and Dad and Little brother [Dan], who plays attack actually. He is a freshman this year and I'm always in the back yard going against him." He then went on to mention, teammates, coaches and teachers.

He admits that he had great models in the class ahead of him, who helped him along the way. "Guys like Mitch Standera, Brian Wall, Jake Sproule, Jake O`Connor and of course Liam Guiton. He was my goalie for all of high school, pretty much."

The goal for his last year with the Patriots, "I think, as a whole, our defense will be ready to go out and take the ball away. I see us as a very good match up regardless of what offense we are going to be playing." Obviously, the goal is to win everything. We have been working hard off season [in the weight room] and in [Captains] practices. All of the off season things are important."

 

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BrockportGates Chili Needs An Assistant Varsity Coach

- The Spartans are looking for a Varsity Assistant.

Interested candidates should contact the Varsity Head Coach, Jake Johnson at jakej40@yahoo.com.

  

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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 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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Fall CommitsFall College Commitments

- Fall begins a new year at school, and with it, college decisions and commitments.

- Rush-Henrietta senior attackman Brad Schillinger has announced his decision to attend and play lacrosse at Dowling College (Oakdale, NY). continues...

- McQuaid Jesuit senior midfielder, Jarrett Cook, recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at Mercyhurst University after graduation next spring. continues...

- After playing on the Junior Varsity team last year as an eighth grader, Alexander Mabbett has announced his commitment to study and play at the Johns Hopkins University after his graduation from Victor High School in 2018. continues...

- Irondequoit freshman, John Lombardi recently announced his verbal commitment to study and play lacrosse at the University of Michigan after his expected graduation in 2018. continues...

- Senior midfielder, Max Paroda has announced his decision to continue playing lacrosse while pursuing his college education at John Carroll University. continues...

-Pittsford sophomore midfielder, John Galbraith has announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Colgate University after his graduation in 2017. continues...

- Webster Schroeder attackman Jared Griffin announced today his decision to study and play lacrosse at Le Moyne College after his graduation in 2016. continues...

- As he starts his senior year at Waterloo, Mark Campbell has recorded 1,372 minutes between the pipes for the Indians. Today he announced that after his graduation this spring he will continue his education and will play lacrosse at Onondaga Community College (Syracuse). continues...

- Gates Chili senior midfielder Austin Castre recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse for Limestone College, the 2014 NCAA D-II Champions. continues...

- Long-Stick midfielder, Frankie Imburgia has recently made a commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Hobart College after his graduation from Pittsford in 2017. The current sophomore is planning to play his first year for the Varsity this spring, and was an integral part of the Junior Varsity football team this fall where he played RB/DB. continues...

- Current freshman, CJ Battaglia from Webster Thomas recently announced his commitment to the Penn State Lacrosse program after his graduation in 2018. continues...
 

Fall Commits

 

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Eleven from Section Five Make "Top Lists"

- Ty Xanders, former Inside Lacrosse columnist, left the firm last summer and has since started a web site devoted to recruiting. He recently published his lists of the top Juniors and Seniors in the country and several Section Five players made his lists.

On the October 15th list of the Top 75 Seniors were:

#47. Willie Klan, G, Penfield – Ohio State
#65. Brandon Barker, M, Pittsford – Ohio State
#74. Kevin Hill, M, Webster Thomas – Penn State

On the October 15th list of the Top 75 Juniors were:

#12. Jamie Trimboli, FO/M, Victor – Syracuse
#16. Jared Conners, LSM, Pittsford – Virginia
#47. Travis Ford, M, Webster Thomas – Fairfield

Finding their way to the Junior Watchlist were:

T.D. Ierlan, F/O, Victor – Albany
Mitch Schaefer, M, Canandaigua – Penn State
Ryan Maloney, A, Victor - Cornell

On the October 17th list of the Top 75 Sophomores were:

#41. Dylan Sulzbach, G, Pittsford – Penn State
#67. Colby Barker, M, Pittsford – Ohio State

  

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OfficialsGVLOA Looking for New Lacrosse Officials

- 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 2015 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 2-3 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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WayneMore Coaches needed: Wayne Central

- The Wayne Central Athletic Department is looking for an Assistant Varsity Coach, a JV Coach and and Modified Coach for next season. Interested candidates should contact the Athletic Director, Chris Bourne at: CBourne@wayne.k12.ny.us

 

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BrockportBrockport Still Needs An Assistant Varsity Coach

- Updated  The Junior Varsity position was filled but the Blue Devils are still looking for a Varsity Assistant.

Interested candidates should contact the Varsity Head Coach, Scott Hopsicker at scott.hopsicker@bcs1.org.

  

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

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