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2019 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 viewers from all over the country and many parts of the world. Thanks for your support.

Well over 900 student-athletes will be competing throughout the season which will culminate in the crowning of championships in each of the four classes at the end of May. The champions will then move on to the New York State tournaments which will end right here in Rochester when the NYS finals are held on June 8th. This will be the third straight year that we have hosted the tournaments (and 5th in total).

There are all kinds of information in the 2018 Wrap Up article. Also of interest are the Player Pages, the Leaders Page and the History Pages.

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West Irondequoit Need Head Coach

- Irondequoit EaglesThe West Irondequoit School District is looking for a Head Varsity Coach. The Eagles are one of the most storied teams in the section with teams dating back to 1959. They have won 16 Sectional Championships, with the most recent in 2012. They have produced 37 All Americans includuing the among the first from the Section when Andrew Gallina was selected in 1971.

Interested applicants should check out the job posting on the Irondequoit employment page.



Greece Storm Need Head Coach

- Greece StormThe Greece Central School District is looking for a Head Varsity Coach. The Storm is a combined team, with players from al four schools. The team plays as part of Monroe County League (MC-1) and finished the 2019 season with an 11-6 record.

Those interested should file an application on the Greece website.


Catching Up: Sweetlax Summer Tournament

- SweetlaxThe June Sweetlax Summer Invitational was their most successful event to date as they hosted 83 teams represented by 31 different Clubs from the Northeast, Midwest, South, and even Canada. With over 140 College Coaches checking in over the weekend, there was no shortage of opportunities for exposure for the players that participated.

The event brings over 1,000 hotel rooms into the local community and helps showcase what the Rochester area has to offer in the Summer. Families attending the tournament speak on how much they enjoy the Jazz Festival, the Finger Lakes Region, and the beautiful weather that the area features. The tournament hosted High School Juniors down to 7th graders, and was played across five locations throughout Pittsford. They received countless compliments on the fields that were used for the event, and Sweetlax felt extremely lucky to have access to top-notch facilities in the Pittsford School District. 

SweetlaxThe Sweetlax Summer Showcase is an individual event that runs the day before the Invitational starts. Almost 300 players from across the country, and even England, attended this year's Showcase at Nazareth College. The facilities were of the highest quality. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are randomly placed on Showcase teams within their graduation year and assigned three College Coaches from all NCAA Divisions. This year's Showcase saw just under 100 College Coaches sign in and the sidelines were full of Coaches recruiting at the event. Each player has three games to showcase their skills and earn their shot to be recruited to play at the next level. The combination of facilities, weather, and quality of play/coaching were on full display for there most successful Sweetlax Summer Showcase yet.

Videos have ben posted to the Sweetlax channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFjYqCRB_U8 and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feBmGrL3hQY&t=5s  

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Lukas Stanat Commits to Princeton

- Lukas StanatBrighton rising senior attackman Lukas Stanat has recently announced his commitment to play lacrosse at Princeton University after his graduation in 2020.

Last year, as a junior, he led the Barons in goals with 70 and points with 98 and helped the Barons to reach the Class B sectional finals. For his efforts, he received first team All League honors, was named to the Class B All-Tournament team, was named to the first team All Section Five team and was an AGR Super 16 player.

Lukas will start his senior year with a three-year total of 124 goals and 39 assists. He will be the first Section Five alumnus to play at Princeton in over fifteen years.


Harvest and USMC Sponsor Leadership Program

- LeadershipThis fall, Harvest Lacrosse is collaborating with the United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy.

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps & Harvest Lacrosse will host a FREE clinic (for ages 14-19) that will build your physical strength, lacrosse expertise, and leadership skills. The event will be from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Total Sports Experience (880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14623). You will receive instruction from elite coaches and learn leadership qualities from current U.S. Marines. Event flyer is available.

Skill sessions, scrimmages, and leadership talks will challenge you to become the best player and leader you can be. Register now and get ready to walk away as a champion.


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2019 Season Wrap Up

- Batavia joined with both Attica and Notre Dame (to form what we called BAND) and otherwise the teams remained the same with thirty-five playing in Section Five this year. There were 1,129 players on the rosters at the during of the season and 914 on the final rosters. Fairport carried the largest roster with forty-one players and Spencerport had the smallest with sixteen. 

Fairport ChampsThere were four classes for the sectional and NYS tournaments. Two of the four top seeded won their championships. Fairport (#1) beat Hilton (#3) 9-4 in Class A. In Class B Victor (#2) defeated Canandaigua (#1) 7-6 in the last six seconds of regulation and in Class C, Geneva (#1) defeated Wayne (#2) 10-1. In Class D, Penn Yan (#2) won their twenty-fourth Sectional title with a 10-9 overtime win against Pal-Mac (#1).

The first game of the season was played on March 21st, when Livonia-Avon defeated Brockport 11-9. The last regular season game was played when Marcus Whitman beat Eastridge 15-8. The 314 regular season games were played and helped to determine the league championships. In Monroe County-1 it was a three-way tied between Fairport, Hilton and Pittsford. In MC2, Victor took the championship and in MC3 Brighton was on top. Geneva won the Finger Lakes title and McQuaid Jesuit won the GRALL title.

Victor ChampsAt the end of the year, the Section Five Head Coaches selected the post-season award winners. The coaches selected their All League players. Then, after reviews of over twenty-four nominations, they selected six US Lacrosse All-Americans and six All-Academics. Named All-Americans were Sutton Boland (Victor), Jack Brennan (Irondequoit), Joe Camp (Wayne), Shawn Doran (Hilton), Conner Fingar (Penn Yan) and Jack Gallina (Pal-Mac). Named US Lacrosse All-Academics were Marc Belles (Canandaigua), Mason Gasbarre (Fairport), Stevie Katz (Thomas), Ryan McEvily (McQuaid Jesuit), Michael Mitchell (Penfield) and Brett Olney (Irondequoit).

Geneva ChampsThe Monroe County Division 1 Player of the Year was Shawn DoranSutton Boland was the Division 2 Player of the Year and Jack Brennan was Division 3 Player of the Year. The Bob Scott nominees were Matt Cronk (Fairport), Patrick Sanna (Pittsford) and Riley Schmeer (Spencerport). The Section Five and US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner was Riley Schmeer (Spencerport).

Penn Yan ChampsThe Finger Lakes Players of the Year were attackman Zach Baker(Pal-Mac), midfielder Jake Gallina (Pal-Mac), defenseman Jagger Kerr (Geneva), goalie Talyn Pierce (Newark) and Joe Camp(Wayne) who was selected as the Finger Lakes Player of the Year.

The GRALL Player of the Year was attackman Ryan McEvily (McQuaid Jesuit).

Penfield (Class A), Batavia-Attica-Notre Dame (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. Fairport(Class A), Victor (Class B), Geneva (Class C) and Penn Yan (Class D) were the Sectional Champions in 2019.

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All Tournament teams were selected for each Class. The MVPs for A, B, C and D were Colin Peers (Fairport), Jack LaRue (Victor), Sam Miller (Geneva) and Connor Fingar (Penn Yan).

The SportsFive Players of the Year were Jack Brennan (Irondequoit) in offense and Sutton Boland (Victor) in defense. The Sportsman of the Year was Devin Campbell (Bloomfield-Honeoye).

The final games of the year are the New York State Tournament. Section Five hosted quarter final games. Fairport defeated Orchard Park  5-1 in Class A. Victor came to live in the fourth quarter and scored five unanswered to defeat Hamburg 8-4 in Class B. East Aurora fought back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Geneva 8-6 in Class C and Penn Yan came back from an early deficit to defeat Eden 8-5. Section Five hosted two of the semifinals and Fairport and Victor won a trip to the finals. Penn Yan lost, in Syracuse, to LaFayette. 


All four Championship games were held at St. John Fisher College. Fairport lost 10-6 to Massapequa in Class A. Victor won their fourth NYS Finals in five years today with a 9-7 win over John Jay. Shoreham-Wading River won their fourth State Title with a 12-7 win over Jamesville-Dewitt and LaFayette/Onondaga came back from behind to defeat Briarcliff 9-8 in OT.

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


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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 2019 Brackets Sat - Quarter finals
Wed - Semi finals Sat - Championships
    Year End Awards
All Americans/Academics Monroe County
Finger Lakes GRALL

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Players of the Week   Senior Game Players



Harvest Lacrosse Club Commitments

- Four rising seniors ( Evan Alfano, Lukas Stanat, Joey Urlacher and Ben Wildman), playing with the Harvest Lacrosse Club, have announced their college plans.

Webster Schroeder goalie, Evan Alfano will play at SUNY Cortland after his senior year. A second team Monroe County (d2) pick last season, Evan posted 155 saves in his 829 minutes in the cage. In a 8-7 win against Penfield, Even recorded an assist and at Spencerport he made 12 saves (63%). He recorded 26 ground balls and 2 takes in his junior year.

Bound for Princeton in a year, Lukas Stanat has been an important part of the Brighton program since his freshman year. He will start his senior year with the Barons with 124g-39a and 65gbs. After leading the team and the section in scoring with seventy goals and twenty-eight assists last year, Lukas was named to the first team All Section Five list and to the first team Monroe County (d-3) All League list. His performance in the Class B tournament earned him a spot on the All-Tournament team and the NYSSWA named him to their All-State Honorable Mention list.

Canandaigua senior defenseman, Joey Urlacher has announced that he will continue his education while playing lacrosse at St. John Fisher College. After three years in the Varsity, he will start his last year with the Braves with fifty-seven ground balls and twenty-eight takes. He scored two goals and two assists last year which helped him to be named to the first team Monroe County All-League list (d2) as a long-stick midfielder. His performance in the Class B tournament earned him a spot on the Section Five All-Tournament team. 

Another Harvest defenseman, Ben Wildman, announced his decision to study and play lacrosse at Babson College after his final year at Penfield. Last year Ben recorded five ground balls and a take. Babson College plays in the NEWMAC League and is an NCAA Division III team playing under Head Coach Rocky Batty.


Catching Up - July 2019

- The folks at SportsFive.NET were pretty much sequestered in July as they made the final adjustments for the new look for the BLaxFive. NET website, so posting stories were on hold. Nevertheless, there were several noteworthy stories that need to be remembered.

Sutton Boland makes USA final 32

In mid-July, Head Coach Nick Myers (Ohio State) announced the final thirty-two players who will practice for the USA 19-U team that will play in the FIL World Championships in Limerick, Ireland in July 2020. The pool of candidates started at 104 players who were invited to try out. The original group included Victor rising senior Joey Pezzimenti who also made it to the top 50.

Sutton Boland (Penn State), a senior from Victor and SportsFive Defensive Player of the year was selected for the practice squad of thirty-two which will need to be cut next summer to a final squad of twenty-three. The squad will have training weekends in November, January and June as they get ready for the tournament.

Twenty-five of the players will start their freshman college year this fall while the rest will player their final high school season before the Championships. FIL age requirements specify that players must be nineteen or under by August 31st, 2019 (the year before the games).

More than half the team come from New York (10) and Maryland (8) with the rest from Connecticut (4), New Jersey (2) and Minnesota, Florida, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, Colorado and Oregon each adding one.

Ryan Maloney Suffers Spinal Cord Injury – Community responds

Early in the month, Cornell University rising senior attackman, Ryan Maloney (Victor) suffered a severe spinal cord injury while on vacation. After emergency surgery and time in intensive care, he became stable enough to be transferred to the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation where he has been making good progress but still has a long way to go.

As usual, the lacrosse community reacted quickly to help in many ways. Teammates on the Cornell lacrosse team set up a Go-Fund-Me page to help with the significant costs that are expected. In twenty-eight days, more than 2,00 people have donated over $243,000. In addition, a Caring Bridge website has been set up to keep everyone up to date on his progress.  

“Ryan, as you all know, is one of the most genuine and goodhearted kids you'll ever meet. As utterly terrifying as the past few days have been, Ryan's strength and positive attitude through this incredibly trying time have proven unwavering. We are all so proud of our brother and teammate, his resilience will undoubtedly pull him through this nightmare.”< /p>

From the Ryan’s Recovery Fund Page  

Shootout For Soldiers Another Success

In its third year, the folks at Canandaigua produced another lacrosse extravaganza on July 20th and 21st. The event is a twenty-four-hour lacrosse “game” played by all sorts of teams of all ages. The program takes place in twelve sites through the country from May to November and is a combination of fund-raising and community engagement and the Canandaigua games is great on both scores. This year the group raised $52,578 Bob Chavez, sports editor for the Daily Messenger had a great story on how this event is more that lacrosse and more than fund-raising.       

2019 AGR Team Announced

In mid-July, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle came out with their annual All-Greater Rochester team. Victor defenseman, Sutton Boland was their Player of the year and was joined on the first team by Mark Belles (Canandaigua, Jack Brennan (Irondequoit), Joe Camp (Wayne), Shawn Doran (Hilton), Conner Fingar (Penn Yan), Jake Gallina (Pal-Mac), Liam Haller (Victor), Camden Hay (Victor), Sonny Imburgia (Pittsford), Casey McDermott (Brighton), Sam Miller (Geneva), Joey Pezzimenti (Victor), Mitch Pfeiffer (Canandaigua), Lukas Stanat (Brighton) and Klay Stuver (Fairport). Jim Andre and Mike Torrelli were named co-coaches of the year.


Livonia-Avon Need Coach

- LakersThe Livonia-Avon Lakers are looking for a Head Junior Varsity Coach. Those interested should contact Head Coach Don Manard at Dmanard25@gmail.com and Athletic Director Mark Kress at mkress@livoniacsd.org. 

The Lakers play in the Great Rochester Area Lacrosse League. 


2019 All-Section Five List Released

- For the seventh time and after a brief absence, Section Five Lacrosse leadership has selected first, second and honorable mention lists of All-Section players.Victor The 2019 first team lists fifteen players and includes the six All-Americans previously announced. "It`s always difficult to choose from so many talented players," said Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon.

To be nominated each player was required to be selected to their first team all league (except Independent teams). The lists were selected from a pool of eight-six players. The selection committee included the Chairmen of each of the three leagues, an Independent coach, the boys head statistician and the lacrosse coordinator and Assistant coordinator.

Although grade and league were not major factors in selection, the lists show the skills that are found throughout the section. Eight Monroe County teams were represented on the lists, with the rest representing Finger Lakes (4), GRALL(2) and Independents (1). Showing that the "Best of the Best" can come from any age group, there were 19 seniors, 18 juniors and 2 sophomore listed. Distribution among the positions show 14 midfielders, 12 attackmen, 10 defensemen and 3 goalies.

First Team

All SectionMark Belles - Canandaigua senior - St Bonaventure
Sutton Boland - Victor senior - Penn State *
Jack Brennan - Irondequoit senior -Maryland *
Joe Camp - Wayne senior - RIT *
Shawn Doran - Hilton senior - Mercyhurst *
Regan Endres - Victor junior - Albany
Connor Fingar - Penn Yan senior - Albany *
Jake Gallina - Pal-Mac senior *
Camden Hay - Victor junior - Syracuse
Casey McDermott - Brighton junior - Johns Hopkins
Sam Miller - Geneva senior - St. John Fisher
Jack Peterson - Penn Yan senior 
Joey Pezzimenti - Victor junior - Ohio State
Lukas Stanat - Brighton junior 
Klay Stuver - Fairport junior 
* All-Americans

Second Team

Grady Arnold - Pal-Mac junior
Zach Baker - Pal-Mac junior
Trent Birch - Bath senior
Jordon Deats - Bath junior
Mason Gasbarre - Fairport senior
Liam Haller - Victor senior
Sonny Imburgia - Pittsford senior - Binghamton
Stevie Katz - Thomas senior - Mercyhurst
Jagger Kerr - Geneva junior
Ryan McEvily - McQuaid senior
Ben Mitrano - Hilton junior - Marist
Collin Peers - Fairport junior
Mitch Pfeiffer - Canandaigua senior - Richmond
John Reagan - Wayne junior
Tanner Soudan - Fairport juniorFairport

Honorable Mention

Ayden Mowry - Penn Yan sophomore
Logan Chasey - Gananda senior - Potsdam
Nolan Harold - Bath junior
Connor Thornton - Pittsford junior
Parker Bossard - Geneva junior
Brett Olney - Irondequoit senior
Ethan Ruller - Thomas sophomore
Colton Smith - Penn Yan junior
Billy Thomson - Wayne senior - Le Moyne


Lacrosse Officials Year-End Awards

- At their "Year-End Gathering" the members of the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association announced their annual Frank Mangione Award for Excellence award winner.118 Years

The award is given to a person who has demonstrated the highest ideals of professionalism, leadership, passion and above all, respect for the game of lacrosse at any level both on and off the field. Mangione served in many capacities within the organization for more than forty years.

The award, this year, was given to Peter McCabe, a long-time multisport official who has also been greatly involved in promoting sportsmanship. 

There were several special moments for Frank Mangione who after officiating for forty-seven years, is leaving for the south this summer. Beyond working on the field, he held nearly every position within both the original Western New York Lacrosse Officials Organization and the transformed Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Organization including many years as the assignor. In 2001, Frank was inducted into the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and was the first person to receive the GVLOA award named in his honor.

Frank MangioneGVLOA President, Rob Cantabene presented Frank with the Lifetime Achievement Award and spoke about how, so many people have learned from and been touched by Frank's love of the game.

Section Five Chairman, Mike Simon presented Frank was a Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his many years. "For your tireless leadership, strength, inspiration, perseverance, mentorship and advocacy to improve Section V Boy's Lacrosse." 

The "annual report" for the organization included: 731 games officiated, 1800 assignments, 102 cancellations and zero games unassigned in 2019. 

Leadership positions were also announced. Rob Cantabene will remain President (through 2021), Brian Cool will continue as Vice President (2020), Steve Nims will continue as Secretary (2020), Steve Young (2021) will replace Mike Mierzwa and the interpreter is yet to be determined. Todd Lenhard will continue is role as assignor and will be joined by Jim Malloy who will replace Frank Mangione. 



2019 Senior All-Star Games

- rochester uslacrosseThe Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse recently announced the 2019 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year's contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 13th at Victor High School. The boys' game will start at 6:00 PM and the girls' play at 8:00 PM.

Tickets for the Senior All Star Games will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Concessions will be available.

All players need to confirm their place or to decline their spot. Information is available on the registration form.

Players like Mark Belles (Canandaigua), Connor Kelly (Aquinas), Conner Fingar (Penn Yan) and Brandon MacDonnell (Midlakes) have been selected for the "Red" team and Jack Brennan (Irondequoit), Shawn Doran (Hilton), Owen Ronchetti (Brighton) and Billy Thomson (Wayne) have been selected for the "Blue" team. Over fifty players have been nominated. Check out the list of invited nominees or find more information here.

Herb Fitch"The Herb Fitch Lacrosse Senior All Star Games are in memoriam of Herbert T. Fitch who is a member of the Greater Rochester Hall of Fame as well as the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame. Herb was involved in the game for over 45 years as a player, coach, and official. He was a standout at Geneva High School that went on to compete and excel at Hobart College from 1938-1942. As well as being an amazing contributor to the game he was also a business owner and the mayor of Penn Yan. Herb loved this great game and watching the growth through the dedication of young athletes such as the ones selected for the Senior All Star games." (Chapter announcement)

For information about the festival including the youth programs and Senior All-Star Girls' game, check out the chapter announcement.


Spencerport Head Coach Job Open

- Jack Brennan The Spencerport Varsity program is looking for a new head coach. Applications are accepted on-line until June 19th. For more information, download the PDF file.


Players of the Year Announced

- The 2019 Player of the year honors were announced at the end of the Section Five Championships. The winners were Jack Brennan from Irondequoit, Sutton Boland from Victor and Devin Campbell from Bloomfield-Honeoye.

Offensive Player of the Year

Jack Brennan - Irondequoit Senior

Sutton BolandIrondequoit senior attackman, Jack Brennan was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Scoring over fifty goals and over thirty assists this year he averaged more than five points per game. He finished his career with the Eagles with 289 points. In both 2018 and 2018 he was a first team All-League player and D&C AGR first team pick.

Coach Terry Coholan says: "For a player as talented as Jack it would be easy for him to be arrogant, but he is humble and is respected by all of his teammates and our coaching staff. Jack is going to be successful in whatever he chooses."

The US Lacrosse All American will be moving on to the University of Maryland in the fall.


Defensive Player of the Year

Sutton Boland - Victor Senior

Sutton Boland The senior defenseman, and long stick midfielder is a three-time All-Tournament Team member and a two-time first team All-League defenseman. He finished the regular season with fifty-two ground balls and sixteen takes and was recently selected as a US Lacrosse All-American.

Coach Jim Andre says: "Sutton Boland is the complete package. He is both an outstanding player and an outstanding person. He was  selected by his peers as team captain. He is a role model both on and off the field."

Next fall, Sutton will honor the commitment that he made early in his career at Victor to play for the Penn State University.


Sportsman of the Year

Devin Campbell - Bloomfield-Honeoye Senior

Devin CampbellCoach Brandon Trombley says: "Last year he was a three-year starter as a goalkeeper. He was the leader of our defense. Devin Campbell won first team all-league goalie in the Finger Lakes. However, as we needed offensive help in our league tournament, I switched Devin to offense in the middle of the game and he scored three goals in the 4th quarter to help us come back. Thinking I would hurt his chances of getting recruited as a goalie, I did not want to make this permanent. Devin texted me the next day and said, "Coach I just wanted to let you know that I can play middie or attack if that's what you feel is best for the team. I'm also willing to work with Owen if that's the way you decide to go." Owen was our freshman backup goalie."

"Devin went from a 1st team all-league goalie in 2018 to a 2nd team all-league midfielder in 2019. He is still the leader of our defense, but this year was different. He led our team in goals, points, ground balls, and was also the leader of our offense. It is clear to see that our two-time captain, Devin Campbell, is more than worthy of this award."


2019 All-Americans Announced


The Head Coaches of Section Five recently considered players who had been nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards. The awards, sponsored by US Lacrosse, identify some of the best players from each area around the country. Each of the Head Coaches in the section is allowed to vote on each of the awards.

 width=The All-American award is given to excellent lacrosse players from the area. US Lacrosse allows one award for each six teams in the area but this year there were six awards available. Seventeen players were nominated. Section Five coaches require that players who are in leagues must make first team league honors in order to be considered and all, but one player made first team honors. READ THE WHOLE STORY

2019 All-Americans


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Thirty Five Teams in 2020
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There are currently thirty-five teams that play in the Section. They are divided among four classes that compete for Sectional championships and later, the New York State tournaments. Full Story

2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams
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At the end of each sport season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom. For lacrosse, a team must have at least eleven players who have a 90% average or better during the spring season. Full Story

Massapequa Wins Second State Title
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Massapequa won their second State Title in school history with a 10-6 win over Fairport.  The Chiefs won their first title in 2014 with a 16-2 win over Fayetteville-Manlius.  The Chiefs scored the opening two goals and led throughout the contest.  They won the first three quarters (and tied 2-2 in the fourth).   Full Story

Haller Leads Victor to Fourth State Title
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Victor won their fourth NYS Finals in five years today with a 9-7 win over John Jay.  Blue Devil’s senior goalie Liam Haller was the pillar that lifted them to their Title.  He finished with 21 saves (75%) and played one of the best games of his career in today’s matchup.  The Indians recorded 39 shots with 28 on cage (72% on cage).  Haller often faced not only the primary shot, but secondary shots from the doorstep; he was repeatedly on point and came up with multiple saves that were stellar.  Offensively, Jack LaRue (4g) and Camden Hay (3g-1a) led in scoring.  For John Jay, Jack Browne played the entire game between the pipes and recorded 2 saves.  Offensively, Dean Ford finished with 3g-1a. Full Story

Shoreham-Wading River Wins Fourth State Title
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Shoreham-Wading River won their fourth State Title with a 12-7 win over Jamesville-Dewitt.  The Wildcats offensive was led by Xavier Arline with 5g-2a.  He was demonstrative on offense with both goals and assists and set the strong offensive pacing for the Wildcats.  Overall, SWR was demonstrative on both sides of the field.  They played a strong defense that forced JD into not taking a shot or taking a bad shot.  Additionally, on offense they kept driving to the cage with multiple scoring threats not letting the Red Rams defense stop them.  In the cage for SWR, Liam Daly finished with 7 saves.  JD’s offense was led by Tanner Burns (1g-2a); defensively, in the cage, Jamison MacLachlan recorded 9 saves.  Full Story

LaFayette/Onondaga Comeback to Win in OT
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LaFayette/Onondaga came back from behind to defeat Briarcliff 9-8 in OT.  The Lancers scored the last three goals of regulation to force overtime with a little over 2 minutes left on the clock.  LaFayette, before combining with Onondaga, had previously won two State Titles (the last of which was in 2005 as a Class C school).  With their win tonight, they become the 2nd Team from Section III to win a State Title in Class D (third year with a Class D Tournament).  Leading in scoring for the Lancers was Mason Homer with 3g.  Senior Reid Jackowski finished with 2g.  He was responsible for the tying goal, as well as the game winner in overtime.  In the cage for L/O, Collin Dix recorded 12 saves.  For Briarcliff, their offense was led by Jack Ricciardi (1g-2a) and Kyle Proctor (2g-1a).  Between the pipes was Ian Leahy with 5 recorded saves. Full Story

Victor and SWR Win Fourth Titles
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Saturday: DAY IN REVIEW: Both Victor and Shoreham-Wading River won their fourth NYS Championships today at St. John Fisher College. SWR defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 12-7 and Victor beat John Jay 9-7. Fairport played a good game against Massapequa, but lost 10-6 and LaFayette/Onondaga won their title in an Overtime match with Briarcliff. Full Story

Next Up: NYS Championships
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The New York State Championships are up next on Saturday, June 8th at St. John Fisher College. Full Story

Welcome to NYS Championships
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The New York State Boys Lacrosse Championships will take place at the St. John Fisher College on Saturday.  Full Story