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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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Cornell University Gets Garrett Ruff

- Garrett RuffHoneoye Falls-Lima senior midfielder, Garrett Ruff, made his commitment finalized with the signing of his National Letter of Intent to continue his studies and play lacrosse at Cornell University next fall. 

On the varsity since his freshman year, Garrett will start his senior year with the Cougars with 108g-57a. Last year he recorded 52g-20a while adding 65 gbs and 15 take-aways. His efforts earned first team all-league honors in MC-d3.  His 6g-2a in the Class C Section Five tournament helped to earn a place on the all-tournament team.

Named, last year, as a US Lacrosse All-Academic, Garret carries a 99 percent average and has served as a team captain five times. In the off-season he has played for the FCA National Team and the Under Armour Upstate All Star team.


Harvest Club Celebrates Five Commitments

- The Harvest Lacrosse Club is celebrating five more college commitments as the 2018 scholastic season begins.

Harvest ClubPittsford senior defenseman Shane Gaffney, will be moving on to SUNY Geneseo next fall. A defensive threat last year, he will start his senior year with twenty-five ground balls and twelve take-aways. 

Churchville-Chili senior, Ryan Terhaar, has announced his decision to study and play at Mercyhurst University next fall. A two-year Varsity player for the Saints, the long-stick midfielder and part-time face off man recorded fifty-two ground balls and fourteen takes, while adding two goals last year. He received second team All-League honors (MC-d2) last year and an honorable mention as a sophomore.

Junior attackman Eli Chalmers announced his decision to move on to SUNY Stony Brook after his graduation from Aquinas in 2019. In his first two years on the Varsity he has recorded thirty-nine goals and fourteen assists. Last season he was named to the Class C All Tournament team and to the first team All-GRALL list.

Irondequoit Junior long-pole Joey Register has made his commitment to Canisius College after his graduation in 2019. 

Hilton senior defenseman Tyler Carpenter will stay close to home when he moves on to Roberts Wesleyan next fall. A strong take-away man, Tyler ended last year with thirty take-aways and thirty-five ground balls.

Harvest Club Commits


Rochester Chapter To Host Level 1 Clinic

- The US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester Chapter, is pleased to announce that registration is open for our next Coaches’ Development Program (CDP) Level One Clinic.  Details are as follows:

° Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 9AM-noon, East High School, 1801 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609

° The Clinic will be held in conjunction with the Rochester Central School District (RCSD) Day of Lacrosse.  All of the East High School Scholastic lacrosse teams will also play that day.

° Clinic registration will be discount by 50% for current US Lacrosse, Greater Rochester members, so final registration cost is only $25.

° Further details/link to registration can be found, here.


Jonathan Agness To Go To NJIT

- Jonathan Agness, a senior attackman at Spencerport, has committed to New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Jonathan is a three-year starter for the Rangers and head coach Tim Britton, who will start his last season with 96 goals and 101 assists. He was named to the 1st Team Attack MC-d3 and was a D&C All-Greater Rochester (Honorable Mention) in 2017.

In the off-season, he played seven years for the Northeast FCA club lacrosse.

Jonathan plans to study Statistics with a concentration in applied mathematics and data analysis

NJIT is coached by Horseheads native Travis Johnson and in its 4th year as a Division I lacrosse program.

Jonathan Agness


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).


Shootout for Soldiers July 21-22 in Canandaigua

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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


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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