The first National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association All-Americans in Section V were awarded in 1971 when Andrew Gallina* from Irondequoit and Jim Darcangelo from Corning East were the recipients. Gallina led the league is points his senior year and continued his career at Brown. Darcangelo went on to play at Towson, where he was a three-time All-American, two-time “Player of the Year” and was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1990.
As of this writing, there have been 208 All-American awards from 1971 to 2021. The formula for the number of awards has changed over the fifty years and the one constant in the process is that the coaches in the section have selected the winners.
Fifteen players have had the great distinction of being selected in both their junior and senior years.
Corning East (1976, 1977) – UMBC
Joe led the Trojans to a 17-0 season and an Upstate Championship and then played at UMBC where he was the high scorer in the NCAA D-II Championship game in 1980. [Note: Corning East played in Section V from 1967-1981.]
Irondequoit (2008, 2009) – Hofstra
A three-time Super 16, two-time All-Tournament Team selection and three-time All-League player, Drew scored 227 points for Irondequoit. After graduation he played for Hofstra and was named to the North-South game in his senior year.
Pittsford (2015, 2016) – Virginia
Jared was a two-time SportsFive Defensive Player of the year, two-time Super 16 pick and two-time All-tournament team selection who was named the number four defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse. At Virginia he was a two-time USILA All-American, and in his last year was the Lt. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Outstanding Midfielder of the Year. He was chosen as team captain, was All-ACC, All-AAC Academic and was an Inside Lacrosse and USA Lacrosse Magazine All-American. His two-goal performance in the 2021 NCAA D-I tournament helped the Cavs win their second title in a row. After Virginia he was drafted in the first round by the Archers LC in the Premier Lacrosse League.
Corning East (1972, 1973) – Hobart
Terry Corcoran was a three-time All-Upstate selection at Corning, scoring 35g-53a in his senior year.
At Hobart he was a three-time All-American and helped win two NCAA National Championships, including one undefeated season in 1977 where he was named MVP. Terry was named the NCAA College Division III Attackman of the Year in 1978 and played in the North-South All-Star game that same year.
Terry went on to coach at a long list of colleges including Penn, Washington College, Skidmore College, Elizabethtown, Wabash College and UMass-Dartmouth. He was twice named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year and is a member of the Corning, Washington College, Hobart, and Rochester Chapter Halls of Fame. More recently he has brought his talents to McQuaid Jesuit and Aquinas. [Note: Corning East played in Section V from 1967-1981.]
Irondequoit (2011, 2012) – Penn
Nick was a four-time first team All-League and a two-time Super 16 pick who helped Irondequoit win three Section V Championships. He was named to The Section V All-Tournament Team three times and ended his four-year career with the Eagles with 65 points.
At the University of Pennsylvania, he was named to the Ivy League All-Tournament team and ended his career fourth on Penn’s all-time assist list (93) and seventh on Penn’s all-time points list (163). In 2016 he was a second-round pick in the MLL draft (Charlotte Hounds).
Thomas (2009, 2010) – US Naval Academy
A four-year attackman at Webster Thomas, Jack ended his career there with 249 points. He was a two-time Super 16 and first team All-League pick and was MC-D2 Player of the Year in his senior year when he was also named to the Section V All-Tournament team.
After a year at Navy Prep, Jack played for three years for the US Naval Academy and after graduation became a naval aviator.
Victor (2017, 2018) – Cornell
A five-year player at Victor, Chayse was the goalie for three NYS Championships for the Blue Devils and starter for four Section V championships. He was a three-time Super 16 and two-time All-State pick and was the SportsFive Defensive Player of the Year two times. He was named the first team All-League goalie and to the Section V All-Tournament teams four times.
At Cornell University Chayse will be playing his senior year in 2022 after more than a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic which shortened his sophomore and eliminated his junior year. He was a starter in eleven games as a freshman with a 54% save percentage which earned him an Ivy League All-League honorable mention.
Victor (2015, 2016) – Albany – Yale – Denver
T.D. was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starting face-off man for Victor, who had an amazing career record of 980 wins (82%) and 624 ground balls for the Blue Devils. He was a four-time Section V All-Tournament team pick, a Super 16 pick three times and AGR Player of the Year twice. He led the team to two NYS Championships and three Section V titles. He was US Lacrosse Magazine’s NYS and Northeast Player of the Years in 2015 and 2016.
T.D. played for two years at Albany. As a freshman he won 323 total faceoffs (70.8%) and was named America East Rookie of the Year, All-Conference First Team, All-Rookie Team, and All-Tournament Team. In his sophomore year he had the best season for a face-off specialist in Division I history, setting single season records with 359 faceoff wins (79%) and was named USILA and Inside Lacrosse All-American, America East Defensive Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team, Tournament Most Outstanding Player and All-Academic Team.
In 2019 he transferred to Yale where he was named Ivy League Player of the year, All-New England, USILA Warrior and NB first team All-American. He broke several NCAA records and was a Tewaaraton finalist. When Yale ended the season early due to COVID-19 he transferred to the University of Denver and played in nine games in 2021. At the end of the season, he was the fourth pick in the 2021 PLL draft (Redwoods).
Irondequoit (1972, 1973) – US Naval Academy
Jeff Long was a four-time All-League player at Irondequoit. He had 96 points in his senior year and was the top scorer in the Upstate League.
Jeff was a three-time All-American at the US Naval Academy, setting several records. As a freshman he had 38 points and helped the Mids beat Johns Hopkins in a 13-12 win in which Jeff scored his two goals in the last few minutes of the game. After scoring 62 points as a sophomore, he helped Navy to a 10-3 season in his junior year and added 59 points including a career high when he had nine assists against Hofstra. He earned first team All-American status in his senior year and ended his career with 233 points (84-149). After graduation in 1977, Jeff was commissioned into the United States Navy as an Ensign. He served as a surface warfare officer from 1977-82.
Jeff played as an attackman on the 1978 and 1986 U.S. National Teams, helping to win the World Championship in 1986 and was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2009. After a few assistant coaching jobs, he has been the Head Coach at Ithaca College since 1988 and has been the Empire 8 Coach of the Year six times.
Corning East (1980, 1981) – US Naval Academy
Greg has been ranked among the all-time best Corning attackmen during his three years varsity play with the Trojans where he had 426 career points (188g-227a). He also held records at graduation for the most points in a game (14), most goals in a game (10) and most assists in a game (9). He was a three-time All-Southern Tier pick, was a two-time Section V All-Star and was the Section V tournament MVP in his junior year.
After two years on the Navy lacrosse team, he was injured in his junior year, cutting his career short. [Note: Corning East played in Section V from 1967-1981.]
R-H Sperry (1981, 1982) – Hobart
Tom Rosa was a standout in football and wrestling as well as lacrosse. A great face-off specialist he also scored 40g-28a for Sperry in his junior year and had over 285 face-off wins in his senior year.
In the Section V Championship game, Sperry won 14-8 behind Rosa’s 23 of 26 face off wins against Irondequoit. For his efforts, he was named to the All-Tournament team and was named MVP.
At Hobart Tom was a four-year letterman who helped his team win four consecutive NCAA Division III National Championships. In his senior year he won 102 face-offs (61%) while scoring 42 points.
In 1986 he was the Division III Player of the Year and a first team All-American. He also won the “Judge Thomas Kane Memorial Trophy” as MVP in lacrosse and the “Babe Kraus Memorial Award”, which is given to the Athlete of the Year at Hobart College. In 1992 he was inducted into the Hobart Hall of Fame.
Fairport (2009, 2010) – Maryland – Hobart
Brendan was a four-year Varsity attackman at Fairport, ending his career with 194g-100a. He was a two-time first team All-League and Super 16 pick. He was also a two-time Section V All-Tournament Team selection and in his senior year was the D&C AGR Player of the Year as well as SportsFive Offensive Player of the Year.
Brendan played in twelve games in two seasons at Maryland. He transferred to Hobart for his senior year where he played in thirteen games and recorded 20g-4a.
Victor (2015, 2016) – Syracuse
Jamie started his career playing for Greece as a freshman and part-way through his sophomore year he moved to Victor. He recorded 39g-19a and 67 gbs for the Thunder. At Victor he added 190g-59a and 94 gbs by the time he was graduated. Both junior and senior years he was an AGR Super 16, first team All-League and first team All Section V pick. He was instrumental in helping the Blue Devils win two New York State Championships.
At Syracuse, his honors and awards are too numerous to be included here. They include, however, five-time ACC Honor Roll, USILA Scholar All-American, three-time All-ACC Academic team, All ACC in 2018, Inside Lacrosse first team All-American (2020), USILA Honorable Mention All-American. He finished with 123 points for the Orange where he was team captain twice.
In 2021 Jamie started playing for the Cannons in the PPL.
Guy Van Arsdale*
Geneva (1978, 1979) – Hobart
Perhaps one of the best to play for Coach McDonald was goalie Guy Van Arsdale.
A first team All-League player in his junior and senior years and earning All-American distinction both years, he helped the Panthers win three league championships, and was named to the All-Section V Tournament team in his senior year.
At Hobart, Guy was a three-time All-American and USILA Player of the Year in his senior year. He won the Hero’s Club Award, given to the NCAA Division III goalie of the year, three times. Guy was named Division III Player of the Year in 1983. He had a career record of 667 saves (64.2%) and helped Hobart win four consecutive National Championships.
After graduation he has coached at many colleges including Jacksonville, RIT, Colorado College, Notre Dame and Colby College. He has earned many “Coach of the Year” awards. From 2001-2003 he was Head Coach and Assistant General Manager for the Rochester Rattlers and in 1992 he was inducted into the Hobart Hall of Fame.
Irondequoit (1992, 1993) – Maryland
Andrew Whipple was a four-time starting attackman for Irondequoit and helped Irondequoit win Section V Championships each year. Over the course of his four years, he had a record of 225g-162a (387 pts) breaking the team record set by Jeff Long (318 pts). In his senior year he helped Irondequoit get to their first NYS championship game, which they sadly lost to Yorktown (9-6).
He was named to the first team All-League list in his junior and senior years and to the second team in his sophomore year. The Democrat and Chronicle honored him in their 1992-93 Honor Roll. At the end of his senior season was selected to play in the National Scholastic All-Star Game.
After a year at Avon Old Farms where he helped the team win the New England Championship, he went to the University of Maryland. There he was a standout attackman finishing with a record of 93g-97a helping the Terps to the NCAA Championship game three times. He was a three time All-American (HM twice, 3rd once), was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team (1997), was ACC Freshman of the Year (1995) and All ACC (1997).
After Maryland, he played in the NLL with the Knighthawks and the Albany Attack. In 2005 he became the Head Coach for Pittsford.
* Indicates a member of the Rochester Chapter of USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
A complete list of All-Americans from Section V is available on the “Player Awards” page.