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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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Penn Yan Adds Three More DecisionsVince Soeffing

- The Mustangs have announced three more players who have made the decision to continue on to college where they will plan to play lacrosse.

Senior attackman, Tate Stewart plans to attend Alfred University next year. As a junior he scored 23g-9a for the Mustangs and was named to the Class C All Tournament Team.

Attackman, Craig Gerhardt will stay close to home as he announced his decision to study and play at Keuka College after graduation next spring. He will begin his fourth season with the Mustang Varsity with 71g-30a. He was also named the Class C All Tournament Team last spring.

Attackman Nick Griffin plans to attend Alfred State University newly appointed Head Coach Jonathan Hoover. The NCAA Division III team plays and independent schedule


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Vince SoeffingWesleyan Gets Vince Soeffing

- Roberts Wesleyan picked up another local player when Vince Soeffing announced his decision to play for Rocky Delfino's Red Hawks next year.

The senior defenseman who plays for the Greece Thunder, was a first team all league Monroe County D-3 pick last spring and will start his fourth season with the Varsity with 5g-5a.

Vince become the ninth player in the last two years to decide to play for the Red Hawks. The current roster for the NCAA Division team lists ten Section Five alumni including former Greece players Jarrett Godin and Zac Sapor.


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Drew CollinsAdam Isaac to Become a Pioneer

- Defenseman, Adam Isaac has announced his decision to continue his lacrosse career while studying at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.

The Canandaigua Academy senior has played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club in the off season and was a member of the Nike UpState Rising Sophomore team.

Tusculum College is an NCAA Division II team playing in the South Atlantic Conference. 2016 will mark their fourth season under the leadership of Head Coach Richard Carrington who started the program 2013. On the current roster are Jake Smith (also from Canandaigua) and Jack Timerson (newark).


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Drew CollinsIrondequoit Freshman Commits to Maryland

- Irondequoit freshman attackman, Jack Brennan recently announced his commitment to the University of Maryland.

Jack played for the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club last summer in the Sweetlax Invitation and Uncommitted Showcase as well as the All Star Game. Additionally, he played in the Big4, Maryland Young Guns and the Inside Lacrosse tournaments.

Before choosing Maryland, Jack considered a long list of NCAA Division I schools.


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Newark F/O Middie, Dylan Harmon Sign 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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Drew CollinsDrew Collins Commits to Lycoming

- Victor Senior attackman Drew Collins recently announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at Lycoming College. Drew finished his junior year with the Blue Devils with 46g-11a and after producing 9g-3a in the Section Five Class B Tournament he was named to the All Tournament team.

After looking at a number of schools including Mount Saint May, Mercyhurst University and St. John Fisher College, he chose Lycoming College, an NCAA Division III school in Pennsylvania. Their Head Coach, Chris Scanlon, an alumnus of Corning, will start his third year in charge. Three freshmen from Section five hope to make the 2016 roster.


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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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Penn Yan Celebrates with Ponsetti, Fingar and Emerson

- Coach Brian Hobart helped three seniors celebrate the signing of their NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent on Tuesday.

Gage Ponsetti, a goalie who will start his senior year with 162 saves, will study and play lacrosse at Siena College (near Albany). He is planning for a career in physical therapy and hopes to specialize in working with athletes.

He will be joining his current teammate Sean Emerson who also signed his NLI for Siena College. Emerson, an attackman, will begin his fifth year on the Mustang Varsity with 125g-100a. He was named to the first team Section Five All Section list and was named to the Class C All Tournament team as a junior. He is planning to study marketing at Siena while playing for Head Coach John Svec.

Senior midfielder Austin Fingar will be off to Cornell University after graduation this spring to study in the renowned Agricultural Sciences program. Austin has been with the Mustang Varsity since his freshman year and will start his final season with 73g-71a. He was named to the first team All Section Five list and was the Class C Tournament MVP last season.


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Travis Ford Sign NLI for Fairfield

- Webster Thomas senior attackman Travis Ford honored his verbal commitment to Fairfield University when he signed his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday. He plans to study business administration at the University.

A member of the Varsity team since his freshman year, Travis will start his last campaign with Titans 84g-42a. He was picked as a first team All Section Five player and was on the Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Super 16 list last year.

Ty Xander ranked Travis nationally at #88 among rising seniors in his Recruiting Rundown and in his sophomore year he was ranked at #45 on the Inside Lacrosse Top 50 Young Guns.

He has been a member of the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club National team and was selected for the Under Armour Underclass Upstate team after his sophomore year. In 2014 he won the fasted shot contest competition (104 mph) at the Maverick Showtime.

In February of 2014 Travis announced his verbal commitment to Fairfield Head Coach Andy Copelan who this year will enter his eighth year with the Stags. His record is 64-41 at Fairfield and is 82-56 as an NCAA Division I Head Coach. After growing up and playing in Pittsford, Copelan had a successful college career at Bucknell.


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Chris CottomSpencerport Defender, Chris Cottom to Cortland

- Senior Chris Cottom, a defenseman from Spencerport, has recently announced his decision to attend SUNY Cortland and play lacrosse for the Red Dragons.

Chris is a multi-sport student athlete who plays football for the Rangers in the fall. He has started on the varsity lacrosse team since his sophomore season, and has tallied 52 takeaways in two seasons. As a junior, he was selected as a first team defenseman in Monroe County Division 3. He also plays for the Spencerport Lacrosse Club and the Western Royals in the off-season.

At Cortland, Chris plans to major in biology with a concentration in medicine. Cortland is a Division III lacrosse program, and plays in the SUNY Athletic Conference. Before deciding to attend Cortland, he considered; Binghamton, Siena, RIT, and Salisbury.


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Victor Sophomore Commits to Fairfield

- Connor Keenan, a sophomore midfielder from Victor, recently announced his commitment to the Fairfield University Stags after his graduation in 2018.

During the off-season, Connor has played for the Harvest Lacrosse Academy Club Lacrosse Team and played in the FLG in 3D Shootout this Fall and the Long Island Lax Fest, Adrenaline Invitational and Terps Young Guns over the summer. He was named to the Long Island Lax Fest All-Star Team.

Before choosing Fairfield, Connor considered Providence College and Holy Cross. Fairfield University is an NCAA Division 1 school playing in the CAA conference, winning the regular season 2015 title.

The Stag’s Head Coach, Andy Copeland, who grew up and played in Pittsford was named the CAA Coach of the Year last year.


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Dylan Joy and Remmy Glod Sign Letters

- Gananda High School celebrated with two seniors who signed National Letters of Intent on Monday morning.

Long stick/defenseman Dylan Joy has accumulated many awards and accolades since he started playing with the Blue Panther Varsity as an eighth grader. A three-time first team all Finger Lakes defenseman, he as been twice named to the first team All Section Five list and twice named as the Finger Lakes Player of the year in defense. Last spring he was named a US Lacrosse All American.

Dylan honored the commitment that he made as a sophomore to study and play lacrosse at the University of Vermont.

Also signing his letter of intent was midfielder/face off specialist, Remmy Glod, who will stay a bit closer to home when he becomes a Redhawk at Roberts Wesleyan College. Winning over seventy percent of his face offs last season, Remmy had a record of 211-65 and picked up 158 ground balls. He is also a two-time first team All Finger Lakes player and will start his last season with twenty career points.

Dylan and Remmy celebrated their signings with their new Head Coach, Joe Sidari.


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"Family" is a Key for Six Penfield Seniors

- "Family" is a word that is often used in association with athletic teams, but it is somewhat unusual to hear it from a group of seniors who are celebrating their individual accomplishments as they sign their National Letters of Intent. It was the case, this week, when six Penfield seniors met to discuss their plans to attend and play lacrosse after graduation.

James Stoler picked Bryant University, planning to study business, because when he took his trip "the first think they talked to me was about the academic side. I really valued the way they had their morals straight." The four-year varsity player hopes to fit in quickly with his new team, working "between the lines" picking up ground balls and, perhaps helping with face off work after winning 118 draws for the Patriots as a junior.

Brandon Buse wants to become an optometrist and Western new England will offer him the opportunity to play lacrosse and after finishing a three-year program he will be able to finish with four more years at the New England School of Optometry and be ready to work. "Growing up I watched my mom and her work has always been interesting to me."

Andrew Miller will be playing at Thiel College (Greenville, PA) while studying economics and accounting. "They have a top accounting program and they have a one-hundred percent job placement in that area." Wanting to be away from home, but not too far, "It is a great location, not too far from here." During his visit he felt comfortable with both the coaches and the players. "The coaches were always looking after me and the players asked a lot of questions [and answered] a lot of questions, but about the team and academically."

Hunter Savitcheff will travel to warmer weather in North Carolina when he plays for the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears under Head Coach Greg Paradine, who started the program in 2009. "I really liked the school and I liked the area around it." The attackman who will start this season with forty-six points plans to major in finance and minor in entrepreneurship.

Senior midfielder John Condon will join Brandon Buse at Western New England. He was attracted to the school "because of the size of the school and the classrooms. "It's about twenty-five hundred undergrads." He liked the fit and the opportunity to get to know his professors. "The players on the team told me that they really liked their professors and that they have a really nice relationship with them." He plans to study computer science while playing for the Golden Bears and Head Coach John Klepacki, who just finished his fifteenth year.

"I chose Le Moyne almost solely on academics," says defenseman Cole Guest who plans to work toward a profession at a Physician's Assistant. The size of the school was important as well. "I want to have a relationship with my teachers." The opportunity to play lacrosse was also a factor. "It's a pretty well-known lacrosse program and they are doing pretty well for themselves." The Dolphins finished their season last year with a 16-3 record when Head Coach Dan Sheehan took the team to the NCAA D-II finals.

When the group was asked to name people who, other than their Varsity coaches, helped them along the way, several mentioned Coach Paul Jordan. "He put things in perspective for me and helped me understand that playing at the next level is a reality for me," said Andrew Miller. Brandon Buse added, "He would give me that drive to be constantly better."

Family, as usual, was high on the list of people to thank. Hunter Savitcheff talked about his father. "He got me to play, coached me in youth lacrosse, and I have loved it ever since." John Condon said of his father and his brother Matt, "They inspired me to take competition to the next level. My dad comes to every game and afterwards he is always talking to me about how to get better." James Stoler, spoke, at length about the influences of his grandfather, Hall of Fame member, Harvey Stoler, who was a long-time coach, official and supporter of Penfield athletics. "He taught what my family calls the Old School Mentality. Be a student of the game. Make it help you to be a better person. Be a better person because of the game."

The seniors were asked about how they would lead their team this year. Penfield is expected to see about a dozen seniors on the roster and there is no doubt that these six will find themselves among the leaders this spring. Most mentioned the influence of players in the past. Many were supportive of them when they were underclassmen and the six focused on how meaningful it was for them. The seniors want to ensure that the whole team feels close and uses that "sense of family" to win games without a large number of superstars. Brandon Buse said, "We have each other's back. We know we will be there for each other." James Stoler may have stated his goals for the team best when he said of himself, "I would like to be remembered as someone who has a great respect for the game, to be able to put rivalries aside and value the fact that, as lacrosse players, we are all family in Section Five."

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GVLOA 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 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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Two More Freshmen Make D-I Commitments

- The Sweetlax Lacrosse Club announced their eighth and ninth freshmen to make an NCAA Division I commitments.

Sutton Boland, a freshman from Victor, announced his commitment to Penn State University after his graduation in 2019. A defenseman who, in the off season he plays for the SweetLax Lacrosse Club played with them in the Big4, Sweetlax Invitational, Sweetlax Uncommitted Showcase and Sweetlax All Star Game. He also played in the Liberty Bell, Maryland Young Guns and Inside Lacrosse tournaments.

Sutton also considered the University of Virginia, Michigan and Maryland before ultimately deciding to become a future member of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Midfielder Tim Lischer announced his decision to commit to the University of Michigan following his graduation from Livonia in 2019. As an eighth grader with the Bulldogs, Tim registered 15g-5a and picked up 55 ground balls. In seventeen games, he forty-five face offs (54%).

Tim competed with Sweetlax in the Big4, Sweetlax Tournament and Sweetlax Uncommitted Showcase. He played in the Sweetlax All Star Game and the Liberty Bell Tournaments. He also played the the Maryland Young Guns and Inside Lacrosse Tournaments.

Tim also considered UVA, UNC, Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse and Albany before selecting Michigan, who moved from club status to a Division I program in 2011 under long-time coach John Paul.


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Pittsford Six Sign National Letters of Intent

Pittsford NLI

- Six seniors lacrosse players from Pittsford signed National Letters of Intent this afternoon in the gym at Sutherland High School. Signing for Le Moyne where attackman Matt Malone, midfielder Andrew Forte and defenseman Will Pieterse. Honoring his commitment made in sophomore year was long-stick/defenseman Jared Conners who will go to the University of Virginia. Attackman Jon Perotto signed his letter for the University of Vermont and goalie Alec Starr signed his letter for Mercyhurst.


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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.


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Joe Corcoran


Joe Corcoran, Jr

Joseph Corcoran

Terry Corcoran started the induction ceremony by talking about his father, Joe Corcoran. He spoke of his father as part of the "greatest generation", of young men who left home to fight in WW II.

"He grew up in Geneva and received a lacrosse stick at an early age" and while undergoing personal tragedies that included losing two brothers and then his father when he was 16, "high school coach Jim Loman took him under his wing." He played for Coach Loman for four years and was a starter in football, basketball and lacrosse. "After graduation, in 1942, he was off to the Marine Corps. After the war he prepared for a career in physical education at Ithaca College where he played four years of football and stared the lacrosse team, serving as player-coach.

After Ithaca, he returned to Geneva and coached football and re-started the lacrosse program there. "The program died off during the war. He started the program back up, married my mother and along came myself, and my brother, Joe."

In 1957 he relocated to Corning where he coached championship teams in football, track and wrestling, but it took him until 1967 to get a lacrosse team for Corning. "They won right away without JV teams or a feeder team, just great athletes. Players went on to lead the nation in scoring, played on Championship teams and on World teams. The success was everywhere."

"His players knew, he was tough. He was hard-nosed. He was disciplined He demanded a commitment to excellence but he loved them."

"Tonight, I know he would have been honored to be inducted here tonight."

Terry then turned the podium over to his brother, Joe. "It's my privilege, tonight, to accept this award on behalf of my father. He would have expressed his appreciation to the Chapter for this honor and I think he would have smiled to have shared the night with Terry. He would have cherished the sight of three generations of Corcorans at these tables."

"My father was a molder of men. He defined success as ward work, discipline, commitment and respect." These were the things that helped so many "on the path to life".



  • 4 years Varsity at Geneva HS - Captain 1941
  • Started program at Ithaca College, Head Coach 1946-50
  • Restarted program at Geneva HS in 1956
  • Started program at Corning East HS in 1967:
    • League Champs 1968-69
    • Regional Champs 1971-73
    • Sectional Champs 1975, 77, 79,80,81
    • Record at Corning East: 206-36
  • Ithaca College HOF (1978), Upstate Chapter HOF (1990), Geneva Sports HOF (1992), US Lacrosse HOF (1986).


Terry Corcoran



Shawn Corcoran

Terry Corcoran

Shawn Corcoran, who played for his father at Elizabethtown College, introduced his father, as the "Corcoran Show" continued.

"Throughout his life, he has had a tremendous impact on the game of lacrosse."

After listing his many accolades as a player, Shawn continued, "I knew, growing up, that is wasn't the accolades, it wasn`t the trophies that are important to him. I knew this because our living room walls weren't decorated with those awards. What was most important to him was that every spring, for three hours, he could do what he loved the most and that was to teach the game of lacrosse."

Shawn continued to say that his father taught much more than x's and o's. "He taught young men to be tough (a theme that he learned from his father). He wanted them to learn how to deal with adversity."

Shawn spoke of his father as a motivator. Before big games he would deliver motivational speeches. "He would have the ability, through his passion, to bring the entire team on the verge to tears and then on a flip of a dime, create the momentum to take forty athletes through a door," which Shawn said, would often end up broken. "I truly think we would have had better equipment if our budget wasn't used to fix so many doors." He was able to teach his players that obstacles could be overcome with hard work and determination.

Terry then took the stage and thanked his mother, his family, his friends and others for their support and friendships. He talked about moving from place to place, "but upstate New York will always be my home."

"I was always fortunate to be in the right place and at right time. In Corning, I got to see some of the best players in the country. When I went to Hobart I saw and played with more great players. "

"When I got into coaching I was fortunate again. The three coaches that I played for were all in the National Hall of Fame." He played for his father and then Dave Urick and Jerry Schmidt at Hobart. At the start of his coaching career, he assisted his father, then Coach Urick and then a year at Princeton with Coach Schmidt.

"Coaching, for me, has been a love, a joy. It has been a fabulous life. I have coached a lot of fabulous young men."



  • Two-time HS All-American (1972-73).
  • Three-time All American at Hobart College (176-78)
  • NCAA Titles (1976-77).
  • Led the nation in scoring (`78) and National Attackman of the Year.
  • Third in career points an assists at Hobart.
  • USILA Div II-III Attackman of the Year (1978)
  • Corning HOF (1984), Hobart HOF (1992), Washington College HOF (1984).
  • NCAA Div III Lacrosse Coach of the Year (1985 and 2005).
  • Assistant Coach for 1990 World Team Champions.
  • Winning programs at Washington University, Penn, Skidmore and Elizabethtown College (273 wins). Current Head coach at Wabash College.
  • Eleven NCAA tournament wins with fifty players and All-American honors.


George Forsyth


Frank and Tom

George Forsyth

Recognizing a member of the "Grand Masters Division", were Frank Maehr and Tom Kleinhammer. Frank spoke first, noting that he had played with George for fifteen years, including "the old Armory days, Lake Placid, Florida, Vail and numerous tournaments around western New York."

He noted that "George was not blessed with great athletic ability. He is not a great motivational speaker but what George Forsyth is, is bright, articulate individual whose love and passion for the sport of lacrosse is unparalleled."

"George has [given] hundreds of hours, putting together men's leagues, various tournaments and charity events around our area. Many people who played in these events were new to the sport. They were in the thirties and forties and they are now coaches, assistant coaches and referees all around Section Five. When it comes to individuals who support the game of lacrosse, George is at the top of the list."

Tom Kleinhammer then took the stage to continue introducing George. "For many years, George has been the driving force for creating opportunities for players of all ages. Hundreds of players, with all sorts of ages have played in [his] Wednesday night leagues at TSE."

George also managed the Sunday indoor leagues at Total Sports Experience which allowed anyone with an interest and who were willing to get up for an 8:00 am game. He also set up outside spring, summer and fall games. "Because of George, the Rochester area adult players had twelve months of opportunity to play the game."

George also took a leadership role, when there were tough times in the "lacrosse family". He helped create the first Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial tournaments that raised many dollars for inner city youth in Jeff's name. He helped the Jeff Miller event and helped establish the educational fund for Jeff's children. He also established the Paul Rose Memorial tournament and sponsored many Lake Placid teams over the years.

"I remember George saying, a weekend of lacrosse, a life-time of memories." Tom finished by saying, "George selflessly and tirelessly contributed more of his time and energy for years to promote the game of lacrosse for so many and expected nothing in return."

George then took the podium and thanked his friends and the Chapter for the honor. He said that although he had finally given up playing (in his sixties) he has left the grand masters in good shape.

"I had a good lacrosse career, a good lacrosse time and I simply brought a lot of lacrosse to a lot of people over the years."

I would like to close by stating a little 'George Philosophy' about how to live life." He then quoted basketball legend Jim Valvano, who over twenty years ago was given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his battle with cancer. Valvano said,

"There are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is, laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is that you should have your emotions moved to tears, happiness or joy. If you laugh, if you think, if you cry, that is a heck of a day.

"So everyone here, have a heck of a day. Thank you."



  • Played at Phillips Academy.
  • Played at the University of Rochester.
  • Co-founded Penfield Youth Lacrosse.
  • Founded Penfield Girls Lacrosse.
  • Total Sports Experience Lacrosse Leagues Commissioner for fifteen years.
  • Organizer for countless games and tournaments over the years.


Joan Sitterly and Don Smith

Joan Sitterly

An emotionally charged Don Smith introduced his friend of more than seventeen years, Joan Sitterly. "She has been a true blessing to me and everybody in the United States who ever officiated with her, or ever was taught by her."

Don listed many of her awards and accomplishments that have been earned over the forty-one seasons. She retired from high school officiating last season, but noted that she officiates up to seventy college games a year.

Don pointed out that Joan has helped in the formation of both the Syracuse and Rochester officials boards and has trained all of the top New York State officials who have gone on to work in the college ranks. "I would say that Joan is the best teacher that I have ever learned the game from. She is just absolutely phenomenal."

Don then walked through a math problem, starting with a statement that in the women's game, an official travels three to five miles in a game as they move up and down the field. "So if you take the seventy games Joan had last year, that means that she ran 350 miles. That's a lot of miles. When divided by sixteen weeks, that is a Marathon a week."

The game has changed over its course and the girls are faster and stronger now, but "Joan always manages to stay ahead of the game and she is always at the right place to make the right call at the right time."

Joan then took the stage and thanked the Committee and congratulated her Hall of Fame classmates and thanked her husband, Gary Miller, for the many lost hours while she was at games. "He probably deserves this award more than I do."

"I have always taught officials that you have done a good job when no one notices you on the field, but since I am here, I must not have heeded my own advice."

"I started to play because of Title 9, when, at Brockport, they had to add another women's sport and they chose to add lacrosse. In my senior year I was able to be rated as an official. The rule book then was three inches by five inches and only a few pages long. Those were certainly the years."

Although there have been many exciting championship games, "but really the most rewarding part of my career has been developing officials and that is something I hope to do for many, many years more to come."

In the beginning, girls high school lacrosse started in the Syracuse area, and then it was Section III and Canandaigua." In those years it was hard to find people to become officials. "I taught a course at Cortland, and allowed any adult to take the course. I also coached volleyball at Cortland and all of my players were required to take that course. It was the only way we could keep up with the explosion."

She took a moment to encourage the audience to consider officiating, or encouraging others to officiate. What a fun way to make some extra money. She then drew a good laugh from the crowd when she said, "For those of you who are parents, you seem to know the rules pretty well already, so we could really use your expertise on the field."



  • Women's lacrosse official at all levels since 1974
  • Officiated NCAA Div II and Div III National Championships
  • Officiated every NYSPHSAA and Section Five Championship since the inception.
  • Instrumental in training officials.
  • One of the first certified officials in NYS.
  • Central NY Lacrosse HOF (2008), SUNY Cortland HOF, Brockport HOF, Fairport HOF.
  • US Lacrosse Distinguished Service Award (2014).
  • Chair, US Lacrosse Region North/South Carolina and Collegiate Women's Lacrosse Officiating Association.
  • Athletic Director at Cortland.


Joan Sitterly and Don Smith

Andrew Whipple

Chapter President Al McLiverty, took "executive privilege" and stepped up to the podium to make a few remarks about Andrew Whipple. As the father of one of Andrew's former players, he spoke about Andrew's grace under pressure and his care for his players.

Andrew's high school coach and Hall of Famer, John Pratt was next to take the stage. John noted that his wife had kept scrapbooks for each of the years John coached at Irondequoit, and while looking over the books from the early 1990's he found many interesting articles about Andrew's accomplishments. One of only four freshmen to play on the Varsity to that point, Andrew used his first year learn the system and then led the team in goals and assists by his sophomore year. In his senior year he broke a number of school records. "So we had a two-time All American, who led his team to a Section Five Championship every year in high school."

After being recruited by Maryland, "how did Andrew stack up at the highest level of Division I? He became a three-time D-I college All American."

And as for coaching, "over the last decade Andrew has taken a program in Pittsford from the youth level and up that reflects what he has learned about success and lacrosse. I believe that Andrew's greatest accomplishments are yet to come."

It was then Andrew's turn at the podium. He noted that "a common theme in tonight's program has been family and friends and that's what got me into the game." He thanked many of his coaches and others in the room, noting the attendance of some of his former players along with two current players who were in attendance. "The more we talk, the more it is clear that it is about family and friends and that's what makes lacrosse special."

He went on to acknowledge how special it was to play for his father and Coach Pratt. "Coming through Irondequoit at that time was special. When my father got back to coaching with Coach Pratt in 1987, I believe the next nine years, we won championships. I don't think that will ever happen again."

Turning, once again to family, he expressed thanks to his father for many hours of playing catch and helping him to improve and to his mother for constant support. "I just want to thank my mom and my dad for everything they have given me and the opportunities they have given me with this great sport."

"Some of the greatest friends that I have in this world is because of this game. That's the greatest thing about lacrosse, it's about how it brings people together."



  • Two-time US Lacrosse High School All American
  • Four-time Section Five Champion at Irondequoit.
  • Two-time All League, two-time Section Five All Tournament team.
  • Three NCAA Tournament appearances while at Maryland.
  • ACC Rookie of the year.
  • Three-time All American while at Maryland.
  • Two-time Outstanding Attackman Award at Maryland
  • NLL with Albany and Rochester Nighthawks
  • MLL with Rochester Rattlers.
  • Offensive coordinator at Bryan University.
  • Coach at Brockport
  • US Lacrosse Section Five Man of the Year (2007)
  • Head Coach, Under Armour Upstate team and Brine Rochester Nation Classic team
  • Head Coach at Pittsford.


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Gananda, Brighton and Brockport Looking for Coaches

- Updated Gananda is looking for a new Junior Varsity Coach and a Program Assistant for the 2016 season. More information is available from Athletic Director John Tichacek.

Brighton Central Schools are looking for a Junior Varsity coach for the 2016 season. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Fritz Kilian for information.

Brockport Central School is looking for a Modified Coach. Contact Head Coach Scott Hopsicker for information.


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Kyle O`DeaFisher Gets Victor`s Kyle O`Dea

- Kyle O`Dea, a Victor Senior defenseman, recently announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at St. John Fisher College. While playing for the Cardinals, Kyle plans to study at Fisher`s brand new Health Sciences Building and Wegman`s School of Pharmacy.

Kyle has played club lacrosse for the Rochester Flyers and played in the Maryland Crab City, UMass Mid Summer and Long Island Warrior Classic tournaments.

St. John Fisher is an NCAA Division III school playing in the Empire 8 Conference. The Cardinal's staff includes former local Section V High School Lacrosse coaches Head Coach John Johnson (Canandaigua) with offensive & defensive assistant coaches Mark Rice (Penfield) & Randy Garrett (Fairport).


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Blake BalcaenBlake Balcaen To Go To Pace University

- Webster Schroeder senior, Blake Balcaen, recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at Pace University.

Blake has been a starter since his sophomore year at either attack or midfield and received honorable mention the past two years from Monroe County Division I coaches. He will start his final campaign with the Warriors with 26g-26a.

Before committing to Pace he considered Seton Hill, RIT, Limestone, Mt Olive and Assumption.

In the off season he played for FCA Northeast Elite (three years) and recently made the All Star Team at the FLG in 3D tournament in Maryland.

Pace University is an NCAA Division II team playing in the Northeast 10 conference. The Head Coach is Tom Mariano, a Nazareth graduate, and Assistant Coach for the Ohio Machine of MLL.


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Jake BucciJake Bucci Commits to Le Moyne

- Current junior offensiveman, Jake Bucci recently announced his commitment to the Le Moyne Dolphins after his graduation form Fairport High School.

As a sophomore on the Red Raider Varsity, Jake hit the scorebook in ten games including the Section Five quarter final and semi final rounds. A high point was his 2g-1a game against Orchard Park of Section Six. He will start his junior year with 12g-3a.

In the off season, Jake has played for the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club and last year played in the Sweetlax Invitational and the Uncommitted Showcase as well as the 3d FLG Summer Shootout, the Big 4 and Showtime tournaments.

Before choosing Le Moyne, Jake considered Siena, Albany, St Joseph and Mercyhurst.


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Ben Smith-WilcoxMercyhurst Gets Ben Smith-Wilcox

- Senior attackman Ben Smith Wilcox announced last night, that he will take his offensive talents to Mercyhurst University as he continues his education after graduation from Canandaigua Academy this spring.

The four year varsity player will start his final season with the Braves with 79g-38a. He scored in eighteen games last season.

Making the Monroe County D-2 second team all league list for two years, the two time NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete was named to the Section Five Class B All Tournament Team last year. He was also named an Offensive Player of the Week last year.

In 2014 he was named to the All Star team at the Orange Crush College Recruiting Showcase.

Before committing, Ben considered Le Moyne, Hartford, Lehigh, Ithaca, and RIT.

Mercyhurst University Head Coach, Chris Ryan is an Irondequoit alumnus and the Laker roster is full of former Section Five players. They play in the ECAC-II South conference and are an NCAA D-II team.


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Catching Up: Section Five at the World Games

- Section Five alumni were a big part of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships held last month. from left to right, Donny Moss, Brian Hobart, Chris Schiller, Tim Soudan, Joe Walters and Blaze Riorden. The USA team won the bronze medal.

WILC 2015



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Corey YunkerCorey Yunker Commits to Albany

- Churchville-Chili sophomore attackman, Corey Yunker, recently announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at SUNY Albany after his graduation in 2018.

As a freshman on the Varsity last year he set a school record for scoring percentage when he scored on sixty-one percent of his shots (22g-14a).

Last summer he played on the Brine National Upstate 2018 team and was selected to play in their all-star game. He also played on the Empire State Cup Western team. He has played with the Blaze Lacrosse Club for the last two years and has worked with Grant Catalino from Harvest Lacrosse for the last three years.

Before choosing Albany he considered Binghamton, Siena, and Stony Brook.

Albany has recruited many Section Five alumni. The roster currently includes Tyler Acock (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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Brandon BuseWestern New England Gets Buse

- Penfield senior Brandon Buse has announced his commitment to attend and play lacrosse at Western New England University located in Springfield Massachusetts.

Brandon has played on Penfield Patriots varsity since his freshman year. Despite suffering a foot injury last season, he will enter his senior campaign with 13 goals and two assists.

In the off season, Brandon played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club for the past three years.

Before selecting Western New England he considered Le Moyne, Hartford, St Lawrence, Mount Ida and Westminster. The Western New England Golden Bears are an NCAA Division III school and and play in the East Coast Atlantic conference where they made it to the finals last year. Brandon plans to major in optometry.


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Andrew MillerPenfield's Andrew Miller Selects Thiel College

- Senior defensemen Andrew Miller has announced to continue his studies and play lacrosse at Thiel College (Greenville, Pennsylvania) next fall.

Andrew will begin his second year of varsity lacrosse for the Penfield Patriots this spring.

In the off season Andrew plays varsity football and varsity basketball.

The Thiel College Tomcats are an NCAA Division III school and play in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference. Andrew looks to major in Finance or Accounting and minor in business.

Before picking Thiel he considered Walsh University, University of Cumberlands, and Adams State University.


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Dan HarrisIrondequoit Long Stick, Dan Harris to Queen`s

- Daniel Harris. a long stick midfielder from Irondequoit has recently announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at Queen`s University of Charlotte (North Carolina).

An off-season player with the sweetlax Lacrosse Club, Dan played in the Sweetlax Invitational and Uncommitted Showcase along with the Legacy and Liberty Bell tournaments last summer.

The Queen's University Royals are an NCAA Division II team playing in the South Atlantic Conference under Head Coach Jim Fritz. This summer, Coach Fritz hired James Purpura as an assistant coach. Purpura, who played for Pittsford and finished his career there with 111g-57a, played at Mount Saint Mary`s University and then SUNY Geneseo.


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US Lacrosse Coaching Education - Both Level 1 and 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 and $37.50 for Level 1.


"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."



US Lax"The Level 1 clinic brings the Level 1 online course to life through hands-on training facilitated by US Lacrosse-certified trainers. The curriculum is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. You'll acquire the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience. Coaches must attend a Level 1 clinic to attain Level 1 certification."

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


Men's Game Level 1 Clinic - Sunday November 22 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Pittsford, NY Register

Women's Game Level 1 Clinic - Sunday November 22 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Pittsford, NY Register


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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 September 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.


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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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Another Title for Victor - Scholar-Athletes

- Up[dated At the end of each sport season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom. For lacrosse, a team must have at least eleven players who have a 90% average or better during the spring season.

One hundred and sixty-two NYS lacrosse teams were named this spring, with Paul D Schreiber Senior HS (Section 8) taking the highest honors this year with a team average of 95.62. Roughly 400 teams play in New York State with about 40% earning the honor. Section 11 had the best percentage of teams earning the award with 32 of 49 teams (65%). The complete spring list is here.

Victor took third place on the NYS list with an average of 95.15. TWenty other Section Five teams were award winners (65%). The twenty teams are as follows:

2015 Section Five Scholar Athlete Teams
Victor 95.15 Webster Thomas 95.12
Penfield 94.06 Irondequoit 93.89
Pal-Mac 93.49 Penn Yan 93.22
Geneva 93.20 HF-L 92.81
Webster Schroeder 92.79 Canandaigua 92.41
Brighton 92.17 Wayne 91.90
McQuaid Jesuit 91.59 Pittsford 91.40
Aquinas 91.19 Marcus Whitman 91.18
Fairport   91.08   Hilton   90.92  
Midlakes 90.49 Greece Odyssey 90.14
Newark 90.05    


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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.

  Fans in the Stands 2013


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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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 22-0
8 1 5 3   17
     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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The book for Manhasset:


--  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.
[More stats on Sunday.]


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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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan
     Record: 15-5
1 2 1 1   5
     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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The book for Cazenovia:


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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 21-0
2 5 3 1   11
     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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan
     Record: 15-4
4 9 5 2   20
     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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 20-0
8 9 1 2   20
     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 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     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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