2015 Section Five All-American Announced

Special The Head Coaches of Section Five met on Sunday afternoon to listen to the presentations on players who had been nominated for All-America team honors. The awards, Academic All Americanssponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area of the country.

The Head Coaches of thirty-six teams came together to pick the players to receive the various awards.

The Academic All-American award is the highest honor given to a player who is both a great lacrosse player and an excellent student. US Lacrosse allows one award for each ten teams in the area and so there were three awards for Section Five this year. An Academic All-American must, first be selected as All American and then, where warranted, can be nominated as the result of their academic accomplishments. Five players were nominated for the award this year.

The All-American award is given to great lacrosse players from the area. US Lacrosse allows one award for each five teams in the area, so with thirty-six teams in Section Five, there were seven awards available this year. Eighteen players were nominated, but after the first team league lists were determined, sixteen players were considered. USLacrosse requires that players who are in leagues must make first team league honors in order to be considered.

New in 2012, US Lacrosse added an award named, for the long-time Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach and Athletic Director, Bob Scott. The annual award is given to a senior of outstanding character, good academic standing and one who demonstrates good sportsmanship and safe play. The winner from Section Five, this year, was Newark senior Nate Barnes.

US Lacrosse2015 Academic All Americans

Kevin Hill - Webster Thomas - senior - midfielder - Penn State
Connor Hulme - Canandaigua - senior - attackman - Ithaca
Allen Thibodeau - Fairport - senior - LSM - RIT

2015 All Americans

Brandon Barker - Pittsford - senior midfielder - Ohio State
Jared Conners - Pittsford junior LSM - Virginia 
T.D. Ierlan - Victor junior face off midfielder - Albany
Dylan Joy - Gananda junior LSM/Def - Vermont
Willie Klan - Penfield senior goalie - Ohio State
Max Spaan - Penfield senior attackman - Hobart
Jamie Trimboli - Victor junior midfielder - Syracuse

Player Profiles


KEVIN HILL - Webster Thomas - Midfield

Kevin HillKevin is a two year US Lacrosse All American who will be heading off to the Penn State University after graduation this spring. He was a D&C All-Greater Rochester Super 16 team member last year and was has named a first team All Section, and All League first team pick. He has been named to Ty Xanders top 75 Seniors list and this year he was named a Connors and Ferris Player of the week.

In his four years on the Titan Varsity, Kevin has accumulated 169 goals and 72 assists and is atop the Thomas leader board in goals, assists and points.

Comments: "Kevin has been a staple in our program for the past 4 years. Called up to Varsity as a Freshmen he's been our horse throughout his career. He is understands the responsibility of being the best and he accepts the responsibility. He's more then willing to be a role model in the community and on the field." Kevin`s Player Page.


Connor HulmeCONNOR HULME - Canandaigua Academy - Attack

A Canandaigua Academy senior, Connor has been a four year Varsity attackman for the Braves. In his junior year he was named to the Class B All Tournament Team, first team All League and second team All Section.

Thus far this year, he has scored in sixteen games and produced thirty-four goals and twenty-seven assists to take his career totals to 118g and 60a. He will be heading off to Ithaca after his graduation this spring.

Comments: "Connor leads in a verbal manner when needed, but more importantly he leads with his actions. He is an outstanding young man. He is an honest, trustworthy, caring young man who has spent hundreds of hours volunteering in our youth lacrosse program." Connor`s Player Page.


Allen ThibodeauALLEN THIBODEAU - Fairport - LSM

Allen has been winning accolades for a number of years. In his freshman and junior years he was named to the Class A All Tournament team. He has been twice named to the first team All League list and was a second team All Section player as a junior. He has been a two year captain for the Red Raiders. We will be playing for RIT next year.

In the off season he had played for the Blaze Lacrosse Club. He was on the Under Armour All America 2015 Team and was named to the All-Star Team at the Peak 200 Camp as a sophomore.

Comments: "He takes great pride in being a lacrosse player and what it means to be a part of a team. Bright, caring, mature and ambitious are words that come to mind. He is the ultimate team player." Allen`s Player Page.


BRANDON BARKER - Pittsford - Midfield

Brandon BarkerBrandon has been a dramatic Pittsford Panther for four years. In his sophomore year he was named to the Class A All Tournament Team, and did it again in his junior year. He is a two time All League first team player and was named to the second team All Section Team as a junior. An early commit to Ohio Sate University, he will join a number of Section Five alums when he becomes a Buckeye next fall.

Listed as a Top 50 juniors by Inside Lacrosse, in the off season he was an Under Armour UpState player. He also played in the Showtime and MVP tournaments with the Sweetlax Lacrosse Club.

His career record stand (at this point) at 99g-43a after scoring 34g-9a so far in his senior year.

Comments: "Brandon plays the game extremely hard every time he steps on the field. He is the leader of our offense and is a two times captain." Brandon`s Player Page.


JARED CONNERS - Pittsford - LSM/Defense

Jared ConnersJared is a junior long stick player for the Panthers and is found all over the field. On the face off wing he is demonstrative. As the fourth long stick he is aggressive and able to force take aways. As a part of a defensive unit that works very well, Jared reads the field in a manner generally not seen by players his age.

In his sophomore year he was named to the Inside Lacrosse Top 25 Young Guns. As a junior he has been named to Ty Xander`s Top 75 juniors (#16) and recently was named one of the top long stick midfielders in the country.

Comments: "Jared is the best defender I have coached in my career so far. He is an extremely hard working individual and is self motivated to be the best. He was voted a captain by his teammates as a junior. Not only is Jared great on the defensive side of ball but he has started many of our transition opportunities. With his athleticism and size he is extremely hard to beat." Jared`s Player Page.


T.D. IERLAN - Victor - Face Off Midfield

T.D. IerlanThe face off wizard from Victor was recognized early for his ability to win face offs. He was named to the Class B All Tournament Team as a freshman and as a sophomore. He is a two time first team All League player and was named to the first team All Section Team in his junior year.

Ty Xander identified T.D. on his Top 75 Juniors list. He has twice been a Brine High School National Lacrosse All American and has played in the National Lacrosse Classic All Star Game.

In the last two years the Albany commit has won 522 face offs (80%) and has added twenty points for the Blue Devils.

Comments: "T.D. has a work ethic rarely seen in athletes today. He is the young man out on the turf when there is no practice. He analyzes, adjusts, and reflects on his performance constantly asking ‘What can I do to get better?’ He consistently meets with his face off wings to discuss the strategy for the week. He breaks down the face offs. He makes the calls on game day. I have ultimate trust in he that he will guide us to success." T.D.`s Player Page.


DYLAN JOY - Gananda - Long Stick Defense

Dylan JoyThe junior long stick from Gananda has been a force for the Blue Panthers since scoring 1g-3a as an eighth grader on the Varsity. In his four years, thus far, he has racked up as many points as many starting attackman with a total of 33g-24a. Although he can be found all over the field, his skill is in strong one-on-one defense. As a wing long stick on face offs he routinely sucks up grounds balls and moves into attack mode.

This year he has 197 ground balls in seventeen games and has recorded 80 take aways, helping Gananda to a 14-2 pre-tournament record.

He was named to the second team All-League list as an eighth grader. Since then he has been named to the first team three times. He was named to the second team All Section list as a freshman, and to the first team as a sophomore. Last year he was also named to the Class C All Tournament team and was the Finger Lakes Defensive Player of the year. Dylan`s Player Page.

Comments: Countless times I've seen Dylan stumble off the field with nothing left to give. He is a Junior captain who was appointed by the votes of his teammates. His effort level in games is exemplary of his strong leadership qualities and character."


WILLIE KLAN - Penfield - Goalie

Willioe KlanAs a fourteen year old, Willie make the adult decision to commit to the Ohio State University and will honor that commitment when he goes to school there next fall. As a starting goalie for Webster Schroeder in his freshman year he made 163 saves toward his current career totals of 620 saves in 2,749 minutes in the cage. This year, in Penfield, he has 165 saves and an average of 59%.

In his four years as a Varsity goalie he has attended numerous camps and played in a number of summer tournaments including The Under Armour teams. He was listed as #28 in the Inside Lacrosse Top 50 juniors (and was second among goalies). He was #37 on Ty Xanders top 75 Seniors list and will represent the North in the Under Armour All Star game his summer. Willie`s Player Page.

Comments: "Willie is an ambassador for the sport. He is a role model for everything we expect from players in our program. He leads the defense and encourages them to talk. He has been a spark to the defense. Despite having a tremendous amount of talent the most impressive part of Willie is the level of humility he demonstrates."


MAX SPAAN - Penfield - Attack

Max SpaanMax was a major player from Penfield as a sophomore and has continued to be a leader in offensive production for his three years with the Patriots. Thus far this year he has recorded 23g-22a toward his career totals of 92g-52a. His current goals from shots on percentage os 77%.

Max is a two year first team All League player and was named the the second team All Section Team last year. He will be moving on to study and play at Hobart next fall.

In the off season he has played with the Sweet Lax Lacrosse Club and has played in the MVP, King of the Hill, NXT, Maverick Showtime and National 175 tournaments. Max`s Player Page.

Comments: "For the last four years his constant work ethic has permeated into all his successes. No one has matched his level of dedication over the last four years. He serves as a role model for everyone in our program. When he talks the boys listen. He never talks trash, he just plays the game."


JAMIE TRIMBOLI - Victor - Midfield

Jamie TrimboliThe junior midfielder from Victor is the team leader in goals with 48g and 14a thus far on a team where there are six players with over twenty goals each. He has scored no less than two points in every game played for the Blue Devils this season. His three year stats come in at 115g-46a.

As a sophomore he was named to the Inside Lacrosse Top 25 sophomores (#11) and to Ty Xanders top 75 juniors at #12. He was also listed at #15 on the Inside Lacrosse Top Gun Juniors and played in the Under Armour Elite tournament last summer. Time Warner named Jamie as the Player of the Game in the NYS semifinal game against Jamesville-DeWitt last year. Jamie`s Player Page.

Comments: "Jamie was voted a team captain this year. He keeps his teammates "Dialed In". In a soft way, he guides our players who sometimes need to be directed and focused. He is so talented and gifted on the athletic field, yet works hard to be under the radar. He is a kind and caring person. His work ethic is matched by very few."