The Seniors of 2020
Although every player this season has missed their opportunities, the senior class, in many cases, had been looking forward to their last year for many years. As a small recognition of their accomplishments, the Coaches of Section V have helped to put together a list of the more than 320 members of the senior class of 2020.
Finger Lakes 2020 Seniors
Sixty-eight seniors were set to play on Finger Lakes teams in 2020. Waterloo had the most with eleven and Pal-Mac was right behind with ten.
BLOOMFIELD-HONEOYE (3 Seniors)
Bloomfield-Honeoye was making good progress but lost a great number of players to graduation in 2019. The Pride had two seniors returning in defense and Cal Burroughs (1g-2a-79gbs-25tks) was expected to lead with help from Ali Klube who will play for the Lycoming Women’s team next year.
GANANDA (4 Seniors)
The Blue Panthers were only expecting two returning seniors for the 2020 season. Offensively, Jake Rapp (25g-16a-40gbs-11tks) led the 2019 campaign in goals, assists and points. A couple of younger players were expected to add to their offense. In the defense Dylon Moskal (1g-2a-46gbs-13tks) was set to return and now has plans to enlist in the Army, while newcomers, Sergio Lopez and Mike Powell will enter the Navy.
GENEVA (8 Seniors)
Geneva had high expectations for 2020 with eight seniors returning from their 14-5 championship 2019 season. St. John Fisher College bound Dugan Doeblin (36g-18a), Nick Askin (55g-12a) and Teddy Christensen-Cook (8g-4a) would have formed a creditable offense. Both Askin and Doeblin were named to the Class C All-Tournament team (twice). Doeblin was named, twice, to the first team All-League list and Askin was named once. Askin will play for Oswego next year. Defenseman Parker Bossard was also named to the first team All-League list and Jagger Kerr (3g-7a) was named to the first team list twice and the All-Tournament team (twice) as well as Finger Lakes Defenseman of the Year in 2019. Also returning to defense were Aaron Brooks (Utica), Mitchell Burrall, and Malik Gramling.
MARCUS WHITMAN (4 Seniors)
Senior midfielder Seth Benedict (48g-52a-145gbs-26tks) was looking for one more season and was a returning All-Tournament and All-League awardee. The all over the field player is off to Le Moyne in the fall. Attackman DeCouteau Blueye (34g-9a-20gbs-4tks) was another strong offensive player and is planning on playing at FLCC along with midfielder Patrick Hampton. Face Off middie Eric Manzler (2g-2a) will be going to Alfred State next fall.
MIDLAKES (9 Seniors)
Midlakes had nine seniors disappointed in their final season. Gavin Lathrop (35g-37a) and Trevor VanNostrand (35g=15a), who both are planning to go to FLCC, were expected to lead the offense supplemented with midfielder Kain Bennett, Curtis Grimes and Ashton Liano. Returning in defense were Nick Deckert and Andrew O`Ocnnor.
MYNDERSE (5 Seniors)
The Blue Devils lost a great deal of their offensive strength to 2019 graduation, but still was looking forward to their five returning rising seniors. Clarkson bound midfielder Ethan Spinner (32g-17a-30gbs) and Brockport bound attackman Colby Reese (17g-26a-17gbs) were expected to play and important offensive role in the season that wasn’t. Defenseman Cole Dickson is planning on club ball at Buffalo next year.
NEWARK (2 Seniors)
Newark had a tough season in 2019 and much of their scoring came from seniors. The Reds were looking for help from their underclassmen with only two seniors were on the 2020 roster: Eric Blodgett in defense and Noah Lyon in the midfield.
PAL-MAC (10 Seniors)
Coming off a 15-4 record in 2019, Pal-Mac was looking to an exciting season in 2020 with much of their team still returning, including ten senior players. Nine of the seniors are planning to continue playing in college. Offensively, Grady Arnold (60g-21a), who will go to Seton Hill was named to the All-Tournament team and the Finger Lakes All-League lists in his junior year. Zack Baker (39g-59a) was named twice to the All-League list and was the FL Attackman of the year. He expects to play at Maryville. Evan Hurlbutt (15g-15a) is off to Alfred State, Bennett Medyn (43g-11a) is off to Thiel and Sam Quick (9g-4a) is planning on Potsdam. On the defensive end of the field, Brodie Buckert (10g-6a) and Alec Sapienza were planning to play for FLCC while Tanner Thompson (1a) is expecting to play at Temple. Mike DeSain (1a) was named to the All-Tournament team and was a first team All-League pick (twice). He is planning on playing at Alfred.
WATERLOO (11 Seniors)
Waterloo had a tough season in 2019 but had a good number of returning seniors looking for a chance to do better in their last year. Dillon McCann (39g-7a) was the leader in both goals and points and Dylan DeLucia (18g-18a) led in assists, McCann is headed to Brockport and DeLucia is off to Keuka. Defensive midfielder Joel Kraft (2g-5a) was returning after being named to the Finger Lakes first team All-League list. Four seniors were expected to play defense and two senior goalies were expected, including Ryan Borland who made 131 saves in 2019 and Nolan Kennedy who is planning on playing at MCC.
WAYNE (9 Seniors)
John Reagan (50g-16a) was a two-time All-Tournament pick and 2019 Finger Lakes All-Leaguer was looking forward to his final year. Last year he led the Eagles in goals and points. Seven other returning seniors were expected to boost Wayne’s 13-5 record for 2019. Reagan is undecided about playing in college, but offensive man Kyle Russell (6g02a) is planning to play for FLCC. Other returning midfielders were Noah Affronti, Nicholas Dingman, Pat Embury and Devin Patterson (3g-2a). Tyler Catalano was returning to the defense and Josh Pitcher was returning as a long stick.
|Marcus Whitman||Seth Benedict||M||22|
|Marcus Whitman||DeCouteau Blueye||A||32|
|Marcus Whitman||Patrick Hampton||M||25|
|Marcus Whitman||Eric Manzler||M||9|