| March 26, 2010 - |
March, 2010 - Penn Yan won their twelfth straight Class C title and look to make it thirteen in 2010. The Mustangs defeated third seeded Livonia 10-7 to move into the State bracket. After defeating Silver Creek of Section VI, 17-6, the Mustangs lost to LaFayette 10-6 in the second round of State play. Penn Yan was 6-2 in league and 16-2 overall. With their move from required league games in Finger Lakes to an Independent schedule, the Mustangs have, overall, much tougher opponents this season than in the past.
In what has become a perennial fact, the Mustangs graduated an extremely talented class with nearly all of them continuing the play lacrosse in college. Nine players graduated from Penn Yan last season and eight of them are continuing to play. Cole Castle who was sixth in goals in Section Five last season continues at Keuka along with defenseman Derek Chisom. Joining Castle and Chisom at Keuka is goalie Ethan Kamholtz. Ryan Kerrick continues to play at Brockport while John Linnan plays for Jacksonville under former Hobart Coach, Matt Kerwick. Matt Osgood, who was first in scoring in all of Section Five and second in total points with 115, continues at MCC. Ty Trombley, the face-off specialist for the Mustangs now attends St. Leo University.
The Mustangs are accomplished and experienced in the art of getting players to step up. Even with the loss of some of their strongest players, the Mustangs have a number of returning players who will fill the void. Leading the offensive charge in his senior year is attackman Adam Trombley. Trombley finished second in assists and sixth in total points in the Section last season. He was named to the D&C All Greater Rochester team three years in a row, the only player in the history of Section Five to do so, and was named to the First Team attack two year running. Trombley was also named #17 nationally, on the Inside Lacrosse Top 25 juniors list. He has also been named to the All Tournament team for the last three years and was named MVP in 2007. Trombley enters his senior year with 182 assists and 287 points over his career and has signed a letter of intent to play at Ohio State in the fall.
Joining Trombley are a number of other strong offensive players including Nate Nichols, Preston Maciejewski and Adam Stork. Stork was named First Team All League, while Nichols and Maciejewski were both named to the Honorable Mention list. Additionally, sophomore Jordan Owen, who has been injured in the both of the last two seasons, returns for the Mustangs and looks to be a major presence this season.
The loss of Tim Dyer, Kerrick and Chisom at close defense and Kamholtz in the cage will set back the perennially strong Mustang defense. Kamholtz will be the hardest to replace on the Mustang roster; however, after nearly a decade of the strongest goalies in the Section, the Mustangs will undoubtedly find yet another presence between the pipes.
After years playing the Finger Lakes schedule, the Mustangs have the left the league and have gone independent. Coach Brian Hobart has been able to arrange one of the most challenging schedules in the Section, looking for strong teams to challenge his players throughout. He has scheduled Livonia, Bath, Schroeder, McQuaid Jesuit, Aquinas, Thomas, Geneva, Penfield, and favorite, Canandaigua for in Section games. For out of Section games, the Mustangs are facing Carthage, West Seneca East, Lakeland/Panas, Somers, Frontier and Amherst whose cumulative record last year was 81-36.
Top Returning Players:
|Anthony Luppino||11||M||All League Honorable Mention (FL-d1)|
|Preston Maciejewski||12||M||All League Honorable Mention (FL-d1), Section 5 (Class C) All Tournament Team|
|Scott Miller||12||D||D&C All-Greater Rochester (Honorable Mention-FL-1), All League 1st Team Defense (FL-d1)|
||All League Honorable Mention (FL-d1)|
|Adam Stork||11||M||D&C All-Greater Rochester (Honorable Mention-FL-1), All League 1st Team Midfield (FL-d1)|
|Adam Trombley||12||M||D&C All-Greater Rochester Super 16 (Att), All League 1st Team Attack (FL-d1), Section 5 (Class C) All Tournament Team|
|Baird Wilber||11||M||All League Honorable Mention (FL-d1)|
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