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2016 Season

Welcome to the home of Section Five Boys Lacrosse. For more than seventeen years we have provided information about games, players and events. It is fun to think that this site has been around longer than more of the seniors playing this season. It is also fun to find a good number of current Head Coaches who still have player pages on this web site. In the last few seasons we have served, each year, more than a million pages to more than sixty-thousand viewer from all over the country and many parts of the world. Thanks for your support.

Almost a thousand young men played on Varsity teams in 2017. The first games were played on March 25th and the season ended with Victor winning their third straight New York State Championship on June 10th. In 2017, New York State added a fourth class and the first Sectional Championship in "Class D" was earned by Penn Yan who as a result have won a total of twenty-two Section Five Championships. Also winning sectional titles were Pittsford (Class A) and Pal-Mac (Class C). Pittsford lost a heart-breaker in the NYS Championship game to Ward Melville in overtime. Pal-Mac made the NYS final four but lost to Jamesville-DeWitt and Penn Yan lost to Akron(10-9) in the quarter finals.

There are all kinds of information in the 2017 Wrap Up article. Also of interest are the Player Pages, the Leaders Page and the History Pages.

End of the Year Scores

06/10 - WM-10 - Pit-9

06/10 - YTown-3 - Vic-9

06/10 - CSH-11 - JD-9

06/10 - WLake-5 - CBA-12

06/07 - BVille-8 - Pit-11

06/07 - Vest-5 - Vic-11

06/07 - JD-20 - P-M-6

06/03 - OP-6 - Pit-20

06/03 - Hamb-4 - Vic-7

06/03 - GI-6 - P-M-8

05/31 - Wat-6 - PY-13

05/31 - CA-4 - Vic-13

05/30 - Fpt-5 - Pit-9

05/30 - P-M-16 - HFL-11

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SportsFive.NET Offers Annual Clinic for Statisticians

- Kyle Barrett and Paul Wilson will once again offer a clinic for team statisticians. This year the clinic will be offered at the Pittsford Mendon High School.statisticians

This is an opportunity to learn how to keep lacrosse statistics.

Last year, over fifty people signed up to learn about duties, definitions, mechanics and reporting.

The clinic is free, but registration is requested as materials will be created for the number attending. The clinic is open to the public, but each person should register FOR ONE (not both).

2018 Clinic for Statisticians

Date: Thursday, March 8th

Times: 6:00 PM ... OR ... 7:30 PM

Place: Pittsford Mendon High School (Room 101-102)

Registration Requested for 2018 Stats Clinic BOYS' CLINIC

Map:  Map Link


Gananda Goalie Jason Good Signs NLI

- Jason Good

Gananda senior goaltender, Jason Good, recently announced his decision to study and paly lacrosse at Chestnut Hill College, as met with friends and family to celebrate the signing of his National Letter of Intent.

After two years with the Blue Panther Varsity, Jason has recorded 241 saves in 1,282 minutes in the cage. Lat year he received an All League Honorable Mention in Finger Lakes League.

"Jason has worked hard during the off seasons which shows in his 12% increase in save percentage last year," says Gananda Head Coach Joe Sidari. His coach "is excited for Jason to continue his education at Chestnut Hill College while being able to participate in the sport he loves, Jason has put in a lot of hard work over the past couple years and it is great to see him being rewarded with this great opportunity."

Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA), is an NCAA Division II school playing in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and schedules teams like Le Moyne, Seton Hill, and Post. Head Coach Mike Terranova, grew up and played at Fayetteville-Manlius.

Jason also considered Dominican College, Seton Hill and Siena.


Adrian Romero Will Go to Alfred

- Adrian RomeroGreece Arcadia senior attackman/midfielder (A/M), Adrian Romero recently announced his commitment to Alfred University.

A member of the Varsity since his freshman year, Adrian will start his senior year with 71g-13a. He will be on the first year of the new Greece Storm team that will combine all four Greece schools for one team this year.

Last year, with thirty-seventy points, he earned second team all-league honors (MC-D3).

In the off-season he has played for the  Rochester Flyers Lacrosse Club.

Alfred University is an NCAA Division III school playing in the Empire 8 League. Currently playing for the Saxons are Dalton McCumber (Greece), Zack Gibaud (Greece), David Laspina (Schroeder), Trevor Ess (Geneva), Allen Vitale (Brighton), Joey Carra (Schroeder), Jeremiah Kinner (Bath), Zach Landrigan (Canandaigua), Ben Cafolla (Mynderse), Ben Yonko (Thomas), Chris Doktor (Eastridge), Joe Fornataro (Greece), Kyle Landrigan (Canandaigua) and Matt Eisenhauer (Hilton).


Livonia/Avon Looking for Coaches

- BallLivonia and Avon are combining for boys lacrosse teams this spring.

They are looking for modified and Junior Varsity coaches.

Interested candidates should contact Livonia Athletic Director, Mark Kress at mkress@livoniacsd.org.


Gananda Looking for Modified Coach

- GanandaGananda Lacrosse is looking for a modified coach for the spring season.

Interested candidates should contact Gananda Athletic Director, John Tichacek at jtichacek@gananda.org.


Training for Officials Available for Boys and Girls

- As usual, there is a great need for lacrosse officials for both the boys and the girls scholastic programs. Training programs have been announced and both will start in January.

The training programs will allow participants to work games this season. Experience with the game is nice, but not necessary. Interest in learning is the only requirement.

BOYS PROGRAM (Press Release):

Officials NeededThe Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association provides officiating services for all Section Five contests.
They are looking for interested candidates for the 2018 spring season.
Please apply in the new members section on our website www.GVLOA.org.

A "New Officials Orientation and Training Meeting" program schedule starts January 15th, 2018 at Nazareth College.
The orientation classes will prepare anyone interested in becoming a Boy’s NYSPHSAA Certified HS level official.

Questions to Kevin Curley (585) 397-2328 or Kclaxref@gmail.com

There is no cost to attend the orientation meetings.


GIRLS PROGRAM (Press Release):

Officials NeededThe Rochester Board of Women’s Lacrosse Officials (RBWLO) is looking to The Rochester Board of Women’s Lacrosse Officials (RBWLO) is looking to train interested men and women to officiate girls’ lacrosse games in the greater Rochester area.

Classroom sessions begin January 14th and take place on Sunday evenings at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Completion of the course will certify officials to work games in Section V and the Finger Lakes region for the upcoming season.

For more information, visit www.RBWLO.org or email RBWLOinfo@gmail.com


Shootout for Soldiers July 21-22 in Canandaigua

- Shootout


Buck and Yunker Sign NLIs

- Churchville-Chili Lacrosse recently celebrated as Jacob Buck and Corey Yunker signed National Letters of Intent and will play in NCAA D-I programs after graduation this spring.

Senior attackman Jacob Buck will continue his career at Canisius College. He will be starting his last year with the Saints with a four year career record of 164g-74a. A first team all-league selection in both his sophomore and junior years, Jake was a Class-B All Tournament Team member last spring.

Senior attackman Corey Yunker also has a four years record with the Saints. He will start his last season with a career record of 116g-144a. He was a first team all-league player and Greater All Rochester top 16 player as well as a first team All Section Five player as a sophomore. He signed his letter of intent to study and play at SUNY Albany next fall where he will join a host of Section Five Alumni.

Buck and Yunker


Rochester Chapter Runs Successful Clinic

- The Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse recently held another Level One Coaches' Clinic. Twenty CDP Level One Coaches Clinic participants and fifteen GVLOA youth officials clinic participants were in attendance.

Chapter Hosts Clinic


McDermott Signs NLI for Yale

- Brighton senior attackman, Brady McDermott recently signed his National Letter of Intent for Yale honoring his commitment made as an underclassman.

After playing for the Barons as an eighth grader, Brady picked up 77 points in his freshman year and duplicated his performance in the next two years. He will start his final year with 153g-89a. He is a two-time All-League first team pick (MC-D2).

The McDermotts


St. Bonaventure Gets Austin Blumbergs

- Austin BlumbergsAustin Blumbergs recently signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his studies and lacrosse career at St. Bonaventure after graduation next spring.

A Section Five Class D All-Tournament selection last season, he was also named to the NYSSWA All State First Team after recording 50g-14a in his junior year. He will start his fourth season with the Mustangs with 63g-21a.

Lacrosse will be the seventeenth NCAA Division I sport for the Bonnies, when Austin and his teammates play their first game in the 2018-2019 season. The University had previous sponsored interscholastic teams (1989-1993) and more recently as a club team. Randy Mearns, previously at Canisius for nineteen years, has been named the Head Coach.


Sonny Imburgia Commits to Binghamton

- Sonny ImburgiaPittsford Offensive midfielder (A/M), Sonny Imburgia recently announced his commitment to SUNY Binghamton. After earning a spot on the Class A All-Tournament team, Sonny added 11-4a in the post-season to end his sophomore season with 31-g-15a.

In the off-season he has played with the Sweetlax Club, playing, in the last year at the NLF Main Event and Elite Fall Invitational, Sweetlax Summer Showcase and Invitational and the Future Phenoms tournaments.

There are currently two Section Five alums at Binghamton. Sonny will join Mike DeMarco (Victor), Jon Perotto (Pittsford) when he graduates in 2019.

Before selecting the Bearcats, Sonny considered Hobart, UMass and Jacksonville.


Seven at Victor Sign NLIs

- Victor NLI

Seven Victor seniors joined six others on the auditorium stage as they celebrated their commitment to continuing their lacrosse carriers in college at the annual signing day ceremony.

Athletic Director Ron Whitcomb welcomed the families, friends and other well-wishers and acted as the master of ceremonies, asking each athlete to talk about their experiences.

The honored seniors were: Mitchell Cain (Loyola), Tanner Hay (Albany), Chayse Ierlan (Cornell), Conner Keenan (Fairfield), Sam Lambert (Lemoyne), Alexander Mabbett (Johns Hopkins) and Anthony Pezzimenti (Canisius).

Head Coach Jim Andre expressed his pride in the seniors, "The class of 2018 has been hard-working since they have been younger. It has been so exciting to watch them grow and to develop as players and young men. To see them all come together today has been a great experience".


Penfield Celebrates Nine on Signing Day

- Penfield LacrosseNine seniors were honored on Thursday at Penfield in a celebration of seniors moving on to college lacrosse programs.

Penfield Athletic Director Pete Shambo welcomed a group of family and friends to the assembly and helped to organize the signings and pictures after expressing his pride in the athletic seniors.

Signing were Dan Taddeo (Robert Morris), Will Fell (St. John Fisher College), Jason Beradicurti (Alfred), Joey Barbozza (MCC), Bennett Webster (Westminster), Drew Stoler (Ithaca), Cody Stevenson (Catawba) and Jack Cummings (Cortland). They are pictured below with Head Coach John Schembri.

More pictures are available in the gallery.

Penfield NLI


US Lacrosse Rochester Hall of Fame Class of 2017


The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their twenty-fifth Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford.Hall of Fame

With more than one hundred and thirty in attendance, teammates, friends and family along with many members of the Hall of Fame, gathered to induct five individuals, and one team into the Greater Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Chapter President, Al McLiverty welcomed the fans and families and introduced a dozen current Hall of Fame members is attendance which included, Mike Riorden (2016), Dave Schwind (2014), David Wilbur (2013), Rob Randall (2011), Andrew Gallina (2010),Rich Curtis (2009), Mark Rice (2008), David Moore (2006, Paul Wilson (2005), Al Kierstein (2004), Peter Burkardt (2003) and from the first class, Ernie Lisi (1992). 


HOF Class of 2017

After dinner President McLiverty introduced US Lacrosse Manager of Membership and Regional Development for he  Northeast, Ryan Larkum and thanked him for help from the national level and for making the effort to be at the dinner.

Mike Riorden and Scott Schwind then took over as Masters of Ceremonies. In a change from previous events, inductees gave their speaches without presenters as the audience reviewed their accomplishments in the program (available here).



More Coaches Needed: City Schools

- Rochester City SchoolsThe Rochester City School District is looking for coaches at all levels (Modified, JV and Varsity) for the 2018 campaign.

Anyone interested should contact head coach London Booker at (booker.london@gmail.com).


New Greece Team Needs Coaches

- GreeceThe newly-restructured Greece Storm team is looking to hire coaches. There are multiple paid positions available within the program.

Anyone interested should contact head coach, Andy Hilton at (andyhilton21@gmail.com) or AD, Josh Lacy  at (joshua.lacy@greececsd.org).


Boys and Girls Lacrosse Continue to Grow


FederationThe NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) released their annual participation statistics last month that shows that participation in High School sports has, for the twenty-eighth time, increased again. The report states that almost eight million students play on interscholastic athletic teams, which is up by about 95,000 players in the last year.

Lacrosse participation for both boys and girls continues to increase, with 111,842 boys and 93,473 girls playing in the 2016-17 season nationwide. Boys participation increased by two percent (148 teams and 2,320 players) in 2017 while girls increased by six percent (145 teams and 5,423 players).

New York State, which consistently leads the nation in lacrosse participation, shows 343 teams and 18,817 boys playing and 320 teams and 11.774 girls playing in 2017.

In popularity, girls lacrosse broke into the top ten (at #10) in the 2011 season and has remained there. Last season, boys lacrosse participation (111,842) continued to hold the 11th spot on the list behind swimming and diving (138,364).

Growth in boys participation has increased by over 93,000 players (over 500%) since 1990. Participation by girls has increased by 83,514 (838%) since 1992. STORY CONTINUES


2017 Season Wrap Up

- Section V lacrosse lost a team during the season (UPrep) to low numbers and injuries so the Section ended the season with thirty-six team. The session ended with 955 Varsity boys playing.

Victor winsThe top seeded teams in Classes A and B won their Championships as Pittsford (#1) beat Fairport (#2) 9-5 in Class A. In Class B Victor (#1) beat Canandaigua (#3) 13-4 after Churchville-Chili (310) took out Thomas (#2) in the quarter finals. In Class C Palmyra-Macedon (#2) beat HF-L (#1) 16-11 giving the Red Raiders their first Sectional trophy. It was the first year for the new Class D, and Penn Yan (#2) won their twenty-second sectional title was beating Waterloo (#4) 13-6

The first five games this year were played on March 25th, starting with HF-L beating Brockport 13-4. The last regular season games were played on May 19th, ending with Victor defeating Fairport 10-8. The 318 regular season games were played and helped to determine the league championships. In Monroe County it was Victor (MC1), Pittsford (MC2) and HF-L (MC3). Pal-Mac and Wayne both had league recorded of 10-1 with their only loos to each other in Finger Lakes play and McQuaid won the GRALL title.

Pal-Mac WinsAt 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 reviewing thirty nominations, they selected six US Lacrosse All-Americans and  All- Academics. Named All-Americans were Tyler Olbrich (Aquinas), Brett Randall (Brighton), Devin Andrews (Canandaigua), Nate Arnold (Pal-Mac), Peter Schwab (Penfield) and Chayse Ierlan (Victor). Named US Lacrosse All-Academics were Carson Greene (Canandaigua), Michael Kozar (Fairport), John Galbraith (Pittsford), Pat Mahoney (Geneva), Bryce Saba (Wayne) and Garrett Ruff (HF-L)

The Monroe County Division 1 Player of the Year was Chayse IerlanDevin Andrews and Brett Randall were the Division 2 Co-Players of the Year and the Division 3 Player of the Year was Andrew Doktor from Eastridge.

The Section Five Bob Scott Award winner was Peter Schwab (Penfield).

The Finger Lakes Players of the Year were attackman Jon Ecker (Wayne), midfielder Sam Miller (Geneva), defenseman Bryce Saba (Wayne) and goalie Jake Drennan (Geneva). The Finger Lakes Player of the Year was defenseman Nate Arnold (Pal-Mac).

Pittsford WinsThe GRALL Player of the Year was attackman Evan Kelly (Aquinas).

Hilton (Class A), Canandaigua (Class B), Honeoye Falls-Lima (Class C) and Marcus Whitman (Class D) 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), Pal-Mac (Class C) and Penn Yan (Class D) were the Sectional Champions in 2017.

All Tournament teams were selected for each Class. The MVPs for A, B, C and D were Colby Barker (Pittsford), Andrew Russell (Victor), James Blazey (Pal-Mac) and Connor Fingar (Penn Yan).

The SportsFive Players of the Year were Devin Andrews (Canandaigua) in offense and Chayse Ierlan (Victor) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Thomas Arao (Fairport).

The final games of the year are the New York State Tournament. Section Five hosted the quarter finals, semifinal and Championship games at St. John Fisher College. In Class A, Pittsford defeated Orchard Park (Section 6), 2-6, Baldwinsville (Section 3), 11-8 but fell in overtime to Ward Melville (Section 11) in the finals.Penn Yan Wins

In Class B, Victor won their third New York State Championship (in a row) after beating Hamburg 7-4, Vestal (Section 4), 11-5 and Yorktown (Section 1), 9-3. In Class C, Pal-Mac beat Grand Island (Section 6), 8-6 and fell to Jamesville DeWitt (section 3), 20-6. In Class D, Penn Yan fell to Akron (Section 6) in the Western Regionals, 10-9.

At the end of the season fifty-two seniors have made college commitments. They will join the over three hundred and twenty players from Section Five who are currently playing at all college levels.


    Section V Tournament
Section Five Brackets
Mon - B/D Out brackets Tue - A/C Quarters
Wed - B/D Quarters Fri - A/C Semis
Sat - B/D Semis Tue - A/C Finals
Wed - B/D Finals All Tournament Teams
    NYS Tournaments
NYS 2017 Brackets Sat - Quarter finals
Wed - Semi finals Sat - Championships
    Year End Awards
All Americans/Academics Monroe County
Finger Lakes GRALL
Scholar/Athlete AGR List



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