2015 Season Wrap Up
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.

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