| December 1, 2011 - |
There were lots of Section Five players signing National Letters of Intent to play at D-1 and D-2 college programs next year and SportsFive.NET covered a number of the public one.
Rob Kitchen Signs NLI for VMI - November 14, 2011 - "When I took an official visit on September 1st the brotherhood and comradery that I saw and the honor of attending really got to me and when Left I knew it was where I wanted to go. More. . .
Six Players at Irondequoit sign NLI - November 15, 2011 - November 15, 2011 - Academics and athletics were celebrated today at Irondequoit High School as six seniors, who have been playing lacrosse together since the third grade, picked up their pens and signed their way to the next phase of their lives. More. . .
Alex Paroda Signs NLI for Mount St. Mary's - November 15, 2011 - "The main thing was the coach," explained Alex Paroda when asked why he decided to sign his National Letter of Intent to play at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland. "Tom Gravante displayed a lot of character and a lot of things I look for in a coach. He seemed to take the players under his wing and treat them as more than just lacrosse players." More. . .
Mitch Rupp Signs NLI for Albany - November 15, 2011 - Playing in the attack, Victor senior Mitch Rupp knows how to set goals. "When I was younger, my goal was always to play at Division I so I wanted to make sure I got there. More. . .
TJ DiSanto Selects Binghamton and Signs NLI - November 15, 2011 - The University of Binghamton has a long history of recruiting Section Five players and Head Coach Scott Nelson has picked up four more from this year's seniors, including Victor midfielder TJ DiSanto, who signed his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday. More. . .
John Maloney Junior Signs NLI for Albany - November 15, 2011 - In his two years on Varsity, John Maloney has amassed 92 points (54g-40a) and last summer he played for the Brine All-American Lacrosse National Classic (champions) and the Nike Upstate Rising Senior team (champions) along with a trip to the 205 Camp where he made the all-star team. More. . .
Chris Bechle Signs NLI for Binghamton - November 22, 2011 - "Right en I got on the Binghamton campus, I got that feeling," says senior defenseman Chris Bechle, about his choice to go to Binghamton University. "This is where I want to spent the next four years of my life. It's the perfect fit for me." More. . .
Brian Martin Signs NLI for Binghamton - November 22, 2011 - Fairport senior midfielder Brian Martin knew right away that he wanted to go to college in New York State and so after some investigation it was not difficult to find his match at Binghamton University. "I knew once I started my recruiting that I wanted to stay in New York. More. . .
Blaze Riorden Signs NLI for Albany - November 22, 2011 - "Albany offered everything I was looking at in a college," says Fairport senior goalie Blaze Riorden. "Great academic program. . . I love the coaching staff and I'm going to have a good opportunity to play." The All Section and Class A All-Tournament player also looked at Maryland, Drexel, Hobart, Loyola and others, but "Albany was the one for me. As soon as I stepped on campus I knew it was the spot for me." More. . .
Derek DeJoe Signs NLI for Syracuse - November 22, 2011 - When he was in seventh grade, Derek DeJoe got a poster of Joe Walters (Irondequoit) while playing at Maryland. "He signed the poster and it said 'Dream Big' and I have always just thought about that. At the same time my Dad said that I could do it too. Watching Syracuse and other big schools play on TV, encouraged me to just 'Dream Big'". More. . .
Dylan Yonts Signs NLI for St. Leo University - November 23, 2011 -
Penn Yan senior midfielder Dylan Yonts will be heading south a year from now, as the result of his signing a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at St. Leo University in central Florida. "It's a small campus. It's very, very nice. The weather is nice, the academics are good and they play good lacrosse down there." More. . .
Tyler Aycock Off to Albany - November 30, 2011 -
Pittsford senior Tyler Aycock recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play at the University at Albany next year. He is one of four currently planning on playing for Head Coach Scott Marr. "I know a bunch of the guys going out there. I'm really excited. They are really great players and I've played with them for a couple of years now. I'm very excited to head down there." More. . .
Kevin Sanna Signs NLI for Hartford - November 30, 2011 - "It is a great school. I loved the coach. I like their business school a lot. It's very nice," stated Pittsford senior defenseman Kevin Sanna about his decision to sign his National Letter of Intent to play at Hartford University. His top four schools were Hartford, Fairfield, Cornell and Delaware. "I picked Hartford because I loved the coach and the school. It was the best school [for me] that I looked at." More. . .
Corey Parke Signs NLI for Georgetown - November 30, 2011 - "It was a top Division I program and great academics and I really liked being near Washington DC. I liked how you could walk everywhere," said Corey Parke of his decision to sign National Letter of Intent to play at Georgetown next year. More. . .
Derek Jamison Signs for Mercyhurst - November 30, 2011 - Pittsford senior defenseman Derek Jamison knew from the moment he stepped on campus that he wanted to attend Mercyhurst College after high school. "I had my choices between Cortland and a lot of other SUNY schools as well as Mercyhurst and Le Moyne. I saw the campus and it was beautiful. I love the coach and everything." More. . .
Penfield Lacrosse Celebrates Two College Signings - November 30, 2011 -
Penfield Head Coach John Schembri recently sent along pictures of two more players in his program signing National Letters of Intent at a signing ceremony last month. More. . .
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Other Recruiting News
November 25, 2011 - Announcements made during the summer months (and before) are available in the news archive. Early fall announcements and the late fall commitments are also available.
A list of recruits from last year is available from the "Player Section" links where you can also find information on any of the players in Section Five.