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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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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

-  SPORTSFIVE REPORT:  

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).

 STORY CONTINUES

 


Iroquois Chiefs Looking for Section V Games

- IroquoisThe Iroquois Central Chiefs are looking for games in Section Five this season. Iroquois (7-8) lost to Amherst 12-11 in overtime in the Section VI quarterfinals last year.

If interested in scheduling a game, contact Rich Randall at rrandall@iroquoiscsd.org.

 


Andrew Mapstone to Lehigh

- Andrew MapstoneHF-L attackman Andrew Mapstone recently announced his intent to study and play lacrosse at Lehigh University.

 Andrew is entering his junior season as the third leading scorer in HF-L school history with 169 points (85g-84a). A starter in attack since his freshmen year he has led his team in scoring during his first two years and his 105 points in 2016 ranked him fourth in scoring in all of Section Five. He is a two-time All-League selection, AGR Honorable Mention, and Section V Class D All-Tournament Team member in 2016.

 In the off season he plays travel lacrosse for the SweetLax Club and Sweetlax National teams. He has played in the NLF Main Event, Big 4, Future Phenoms and NLF Elite Fall Invitational and a number of other tournaments.

 The two-time NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete and National Honor Society member considered Hobart, Loyola, Towson and Richmond before selecting Lehigh. Lehigh is an NCAA Davison I school that competes in the very competitive Patriot League and has won conference titles as recently as 2012 and 2013.

 


Modified Position Open at Webster Schroeder

- SchroederThere are lots of opportunities for coaches as yet another school district is looking to fill jobs. 

Webster Schroeder is looking for a modified coach to help with the Spry team this spring.

Interested candidates should contact Head Coach Jason Mordaci (at jason_mordaci@webstercsd.org ) by Friday September 29th.

 


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

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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

 


Brockport needs Varsity Coach

- BrockportBrockport High School has a Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coaching vacancy.

Any interested candidates should contact:

Todd Hagreen, Brockport Athletic Director at
637-1836 or email todd.hagreen@bcs1.org

 


Saturday: Victor wins Third Straight NYS Title

- DAY IN REVIEW: For the third year in a row, The Victor Blue Devils won a New York State Championship. Pittsford lost as Ward Meleville overcame a five deficit in the last four minutes of the game to force the game into overtime where Matthew Grillo scored the winnning goal for the Patriots. In the class C game, Cold Springs Harbor overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat Jamesville DeWitt 11-9. In the first ever Class D game, Christian Brothers Academy defeated Westlake with a score of 12-5.

One minute it looked like Pittsford would win their first NYS Championship and the next minute they lost in overtime to a dertermined team from Ward Melville.

After trailing by five with 4:26 remaining, Ward Melville scored the final six goals of the game to win the Class A State Championship 10-9 in the first overtime period. Tournament MVP Eddie Munoz scored three of the five goals to force overtime and was a key offensive player for the Patriots. Defensive MVP Michael Giaquinto was also demonstrative in the win. He finished 19/22 (86%) at the face off and gave Ward Melville multiple extra attempts at the ball. His pick-ups allowed four goals in the final 1:01. Matthew Grillo finished with 3g-1a including the game tying and game winning goals. Later in the day, the Pittsford girls also played in the State Finals. Just like the boy’s game, the girl’s matchup went to overtime after a 9-9 tie in regulation. Pittsford girls defeated Middle Country 10-9 (HERE). STORY CONTINUES

Pittsford v Ward Melville

Victor won their third straight State Title with a 9-3 win over Yorktown. The Blue Devils trailed briefly after Yorktown scored the opening goal. However, they responded with seven goals and controlled the pace of the entire game. The Huskers added two goals in the third, but they never came back within range. The Blue Devils were led in scoring by Class B Offensive MVP Alexander Mabbett with 2g-2a. Matt Gardner was named Defensive Player of the Game. STORY CONTINUES

Pittsford v BVille

Today’s contest saw the defending Class B Champions (Jamesville Dewitt) playing the defending Class C Champions (Cold Spring Harbor) and CSH followed Victor in winning their third consecutive State Championship. The Seahawks completed an undefeated season at 21-0 when they defeated JD 11-9 after coming back from a 5-1 deficit in the second quarter and an 8-6 deficit in the fourth quarter. Offensive MVP Taylor Strough finished with 4g for CSH. The defensive player of the tournament was awarded to Dylan Guarneri. STORY CONTINUES

CSH v JD

The Christian Brothers Academy took an early three goal lead and never trailed in their 12-5 win over Westlake to secure their first ever State Title and the first ever Class D Title. The Brother’s Alex Calkins led the scoring list with 4g-1a and was named the tournament offensive MVP. Defensive Player of the tournament was awarded to Peyton Bowler. Although Westlake fought back hard in the first quarter, the Brothers continued their pressure and increased their lead all the way through the final quarter. STORY CONTINUES

cba_westlakes

Game Results

Report      10Ward Melville9Pittsford
Report      3Yorktown9Victor
Report      11Cold Spring Harbor9JD
Report      5Westlake12CBA

 


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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